It was getting increasingly difficult to travel on the surface of the sea.
The power of the waves was too strong and Su Zimo’s body was already breaking apart from the relentless impacts – his organs were already shaking violently!
He would definitely die if he continued that way.
As such, Su Zimo could only take a deep breath of air and sink to the bottom of the sea.
The bottom of the sea was filled with white bones.
Those were the elites that have died in the spirit sea over countless years. Stepping on their bones, Su Zimo advanced slowly.
The bottom of the sea was much calmer compared to the surface without any shocking or turbulent waves. However, there was the undercurrent!
Deep in the sea, Su Zimo had to endure even more pressure with the endless saber qi alongside going against the current.
There were countless times when he was pushed back by the undercurrent. However, each time, he got back up and continued advancing.
As time passed by, the saber qi within Su Zimo’s body was already at his limit!
Wounds appeared on his flesh, blood vessels, tendons, bones and organs as the sharp saber qi crisscrossed. Su Zimo’s skin had already split open and blood was oozing out.
There were spiderweb-like cracks all over Su Zimo’s body and it looked horrifying!
He grunted and stopped in his tracks.
If this continued, his life force would be completely destroyed by the saber qi!
Su Zimo sat on the ground and burst forth with his power of blood qi.
He was not worried about his demonic cultivation being exposed now that he was at the bottom of the sea.
The sound of tsunami, rumbling thunder, tigers and leopards as well as an odd sound that was rather familiar emanated out from his body in a terrifying manner!
A thought flashed through Su Zimo’s mind.
This fourth sound was the dragon’s roar that he had heard back in the primordial ruins. It possessed a vastness, majesty and solemness that came from the primordial era!
The half a dragon’s egg that Su Zimo ate left an irremovable mark in his body.
At the same time, he began to circulate the mental technique of the Mystic Classic of the Twelve Demon Kings of the Great Wilderness.
If he wanted to survive, he would first have to suppress the saber qi within him!
From the initial Body Tempering section, he carried on with Tendons Transformation, Bones Strengthening, Marrow Cleansing, Organs Refinement and finally ended at Orifice Clearing.
Su Zimo chanted the six sutras internally and circulated their mantras mentally, cycling them continuously within his body.
A Wild Bovine Demon King appeared behind Su Zimo. Plowing through the heavens, its horns were sharp as spears as it raised its head furiously, threatening to tear the firmaments apart!
After a slight delay, another phantom appeared. This time round, it was a massive Bear Demon that stood upright and howled into the skies.
Right after, an anaconda circled around with cold eyes.
A towering Ape Demon stood with bloodshot eyes, roaring in an untamed manner as it pounded its chest and stomped its feet. The dull thuds produced sounded like a god drumming from the heavens.
On his back, a Divine Steed with bone spikes galloped over, cracking the voids everywhere its hooves landed in a frightening manner.
Right after, the phantoms of the white tiger and spirit leopard appeared, baring their menacing fangs as they lunged over.
Billions of lightning bolts coiled around Su Zimo’s body blindingly.
In that sea of lightning, the phantoms of countless demon kings appeared, howling into the skies with endless might as they fought against the saber qi within Su Zimo’s body!
In front of everyone, the surface of the sea that had returned to normalcy suddenly started surging once more with torrential waves without any warning at all!
It was as though a terrifying life form of the ancient era was awakening at the bottom of the sea!
“Could that man be alive?”
“I-It can’t be, right?”
The cultivators were filled with doubt.
Bai Yu’s eyes flashed with suspicion.
Deep in the sea.
Saber qi streaked rampantly, leaving wounds both inside and outside Su Zimo’s body.
His bloodline rumbled and wounds were healed to normal the moment they oozed with traces of blood.
Destruction and repair… destruction and repair!
The cycle continued.
Intense pain stimulated Su Zimo’s nerves.
However, his gaze was only burning brighter!
Su Zimo’s blood, flesh, tendons, bones, meridians and organs underwent a transformation once more under the cycle – it wouldn’t be long before his mouth orifice would be cleared as well!
Whether or not he obtained the Saber Emperor’s inheritance, this was not a trip in vain.
There was no way he would be able to clear his mouth orifice within a month without pressure as such!
A long time later, Su Zimo’s body shuddered and he suddenly opened his mouth, letting out a howl!
Given the terrifying pressure of his surroundings, seawater would gush in the moment he opened his mouth – doing it was simply courting death.
However, as he howled, the phantoms of the demon kings behind him howled at the same time.
A tremendous sound wave was released, causing endless ripples and forced back the seawater around him!
His mouth orifice was cleared!
At this point of his cultivation, of the seven orifices, his eye orifices were the only ones yet to be cleared.
After howling, the seawater drowned Su Zimo in an even more turbulent manner, crashing repeatedly. As though it was provoked, the saber qi turned even wilder!
Crack! Crack! Crack!
The phantom of the demon kings dispersed.
The next moment, an even more terrifying aura appeared.
Behind Su Zimo, a blood-colored butterfly appeared. It seemed illusory and surreal with two crescent moons imprinted on its wings.
Instantly, the seawater calmed down, frozen solid as though it was shocked by the aura!
The blood-colored butterfly flapped its wings gently and the saber qi within Su Zimo’s body was suppressed, going silent instantly!
With that, the blood-colored butterfly disappeared, as though it had never appeared to begin with.
Now that the saber qi was no longer aggressive, all that remained within Su Zimo’s body was the purest spirit energy!
It was as vast as the sea!
The spirit energy within Su Zimo’s dantian was increasing rapidly.
He had just advanced to five meridian Foundation Establishment. But right now, his fifth spirit meridian was completely filled with pure and rich spirit energy!
As spirit energy surged, his sixth spirit meridian started to appear faintly.
A long time later, there was a loud boom!
The sixth spirit meridian was unlocked beneath his green robes!
Six meridian Foundation Establishment!
Su Zimo was stunned.
He had broken through in both his immortality and demonic cultivation. Although he was now at the bottom of the sea, the pressure he was experiencing decreased greatly.
Su Zimo continued advancing against the currents.
Before long, the spirit sea changed once more.
As though an invisible pair of hands had reached into the spirit sea to stir it forcefully, a gigantic vortex was formed, affecting the entire sea!
Su Zimo was sucked into it and merely felt the world spin; his entire body was contorted by the power of the vortex and felt like it was about to explode!
His tendons and bones sounded at the same time as his organs shifted positions.
Hurriedly, Su Zimo released his blood qi to contain the injuries within his body. He channeled the Mystic Classic of the Twelve Demon Kings of the Great Wilderness and his head shone with five mysterious glows – of the seven orifices, only his eye orifices were dim without light!
If he had not broken through earlier on, Su Zimo would have been shredded after being sucked in by the vortex!
The change in the spirit sea attracted countless stares once more.
The vortex was way too terrifying, resembling a black hole that threatened to devour the entire universe.
“How could this be?”
“I heard from my master that a thousand years ago, a similar phenomenon appeared after the cultivator who obtained the Saber Emperor’s inheritance entered the spirit sea.”
“You mean to say…”
“Look! There seems to be someone inside the vortex!”
On the reef, Bai Yu’s expression turned extremely terrible.