The Sea of Misery was boundlessly vast.
Entering it was like entering another expanse of the world. Gales howled furiously while shocking waves shot into the sky, and dense jet black clouds were like enormous mountains that enveloped the sky and flowed with numerous dazzling arcs of terrifying lightning.
The space here showed signs of collapsing at practically every single moment, and it was like numerous shattered pieces of glass and was a terrifying sight.
Most astounding of it all was that vengeful spirits, ferocious spirits, and some terrifying aquatic beasts with savage appearances would frequently float up from within the sea and rampage through the surroundings, causing the sea to be like purgatory!
At an expanse of the sea that was covered beneath a rainstorm, five figures were in violent battle against 'Seasoul Barbaric Beasts' with savage appearances.
Tang Yun held a longbow. He drew the bow repeatedly and caused arrows to soar through the sky and shoot towards the numerous Seasoul Barbaric Beasts in rapid succession.
This was obviously an Immortal Artifact level bow, and the arrows were like shocking rays of light that were coiled by strands of Immortal Energy. They carried a terrifying penetrative force and were capable of easily tearing space apart.
Unfortunately, even though the arrows were like bolts of lightning, the reaction of these beasts was even swifter, and they easily avoided Tang Yun's attacks while many of them even assaulted him with the intention of tearing him apart.
Wang Yan held a snow white blade that flickered in space, and he forced back all of the beasts that assaulted him. He was in-charge of Tang Yun's safety, and their cooperation was extremely good.
At the center of the battlefield, Ren Changfeng fought barehanded. His might was like that of a god, wild and unrestrained, and every single move he made carried terrifying energies of the Laws, allowing him to annihilate countless Seasoul Barbaric Beasts.
There were truly too many beasts in this group. They covered the heavens and the earth, and their numbers were impossible to determine. But it was precisely Ren Changfeng's existence that tied down a large number of beasts and reduced the burden on everyone else.
As for Bei Ling and Chen Xi, they'd slaughtered their way into the battlefield instead.
Bei Ling didn't hold back at all because her cultivation was the lowest amongst everyone else. But her combat strength that was comparable to the seventh level of the Earthly Immortal Realm still repeatedly drew the attention of Ren Changfeng and the others, causing all of them to be extremely surprised.
Only Chen Xi held back greatly, and he only made a move to kill these Seasoul Barbaric Beasts when they assaulted him. In this current situation, victory was already within their grasps, so there was no need for him to make great efforts.
This Sea of Misery is truly strange. It's suffused with the aura of Oblivion, and even these beasts that were formed from Vengeful Spirits actually faintly carry a trace of the aura of Oblivion…
Rahu Gorge possessed Paramita Fruits. I wonder if this Sea of Misery possesses treasures that contain the Oblivion Dao Insight as well. It would be great if I'm able to seize this opportunity to attain perfection in the Oblivion Dao Insight.
But this place is really dangerous. Its covered in collapsing expanses of space and an adverse environment. If an ordinary person steps foot into this sea, that person would have probably perished a long time ago…
Chen Xi pondered in his heart while dealing with these beasts.
They'd already entered the Sea of Misery for two days of time, and they'd encountered a great deal of danger all along the way. But under the lead of Ren Changfeng, they were able to overcome all the danger they faced.
If it was an ordinary person that had come here instead, that person would have probably been buried in the Sea of Misery as soon as the person stepped foot within it.
After all, their groups was formed from a Heavenly Immortal, three peak sovereigns at the eighth level of the Earthly Immortal Realm, and one sixth level Earthly Immortal Realm expert. Even such a formidable group had to be extremely careful and not dare make any rash movements, so it obviously showed how terrifying the Sea of Misery was.
For example, the Seasoul Barbaric Beasts before them were a type of terrifying ferocious beast formed from Vengeful Spirits. All of them carried surging vicious auras, and the weakest amongst them was at the fourth level of the Earthly Immortal Realm. So when they covered the heavens and the earth as they surged over, the impetus they revealed was shocking to the extreme.
Pu! Pu! Pu!
The battle was still going on, and there were Seasoul Barbaric Beasts ceaselessly letting out shrill cries as they perished. They were either killed by an arrow, had their bodies torn open by a blade, or directly grabbed by Ren Changfeng and perished together with over ten more other beasts.
After ten minutes had passed, these beasts had finally been completely annihilated, and they transformed into vicious qi and blood that suffused the heavens and the earth.
This expanse of the sea returned to calm. Chen Xi scanned the surroundings, and he couldn't help but heave a light sigh of relief and stopped his contemplation.
"Miss Bei Ling is really formidable and possesses extraordinary strength." Tang Yun smiled as he walked over, and his eyes carried a wisp of admiration and a wisp of burning desire because a cold and peerlessly beautiful woman with shocking combat strength like Bei Ling was indeed an existence that would receive attention and admiration wherever she went.
The nearby Wang Yan revealed a wisp of agreement as well. Regardless of the Mortal Dimension or the Netherworld, they actually carried out the principle of respecting strength. Bei Ling was only at the sixth level of the Earthly Immortal Realm yet was capable of exerting a combat strength at the seventh level of the Earthly Immortal Realm, and it was indeed shocking.
Bei Ling didn't feel anything when faced with this, and she just glanced at Chen Xi who was scanning the surroundings and said in her heart, "All of you haven't seen that fellow fight, otherwise, you'll surely be flabbergasted…"
Meanwhile, Ren Changfeng walked over and glanced at Bei Ling before he said, "You're really not bad. If you're interested, you can join the Omniscient Pavilion. I can be your reference."
As soon as these words were spoken, both Tang Yun and Wang Yan revealed a wisp of surprise as they seemed to have never expected that Ren Changfeng would actually think so highly of this peerlessly beautiful woman before them.
For a time, they couldn't refrain from revealing envy as they gazed at Bei Ling. They were Ren Changfeng's subordinates and were even at the eighth level of the Earthly Immortal Realm, yet they were unable to allow Ren Changfeng to be their reference.
But Bei Ling had received Ren Changfeng's favor after experiencing a single battle, and he wanted to become her reference. This meant that so long as she cultivated to the Heavenly Immortal Realm, she would be able to smoothly succeed his position as Hall Master of the Omniscient Pavilion's Netherdark Hall!
"Miss Bei Ling, this is an opportunity that's extremely difficult to come by. You must cherish it."
"Yeah. Lord Ren has been managing the Netherdark Hall for all these years, yet it's still the first time I've seen him admire a person so much."
Ren Changfeng's cold face couldn't help but reveal a slight smile when he heard this, and he gazed at Bei Ling while carrying a faint trace of anticipation.
However, to his disappointment, Bei Ling's expression was calm as she refused without the slightest hesitation. "I'm sorry. I'm not interested towards the Omniscient Pavilion, and I'll be satisfied so long as I'm able to follow by my Young Master's side."
As she spoke, she smiled at Chen Xi with watery eyes and a picturesque appearance, and that brief smile she revealed caused the heavens and the earth to be cast into a shade.
Chen Xi was stunned and couldn't help but rub his nose. Could it be that Bei Ling took it seriously?
Tang Yun and Wang Yan glanced at each other when they heard this, and besides feeling pity, they couldn't help but glance at Chen Xi while they said in their hearts, "This fellow's combat strength is only ordinary, yet he took in an extremely rare maidservant. He's simply a lucky bastard."
The two of them hadn't opened their mouths yet when Ren Changfeng shook his head lightheartedly, and he stopped them as he said, "Let's go. There's only a single day remaining before the day of the Blood Tide."
As he spoke, he seemed to almost intentionally glance at Chen Xi.
Chen Xi seemed to remain completely indifferent instead, and he even approached Ren Changfeng and took the initiative to inquire. "Hall Master Ren, may I know what the Blood Tide is?"
He'd noticed since a long time ago that Ren Changfeng's group of three had other important matters to handle when they left for sea this time. But he didn't intend to join in because if any setbacks that caused him to miss the opportunity to rescue Qing Xiuyi occurred, then it would be too late.
"Tang Yun, you tell him." Ren Changfeng instructed before returning to the treasured vessel, and his attitude had obviously become much colder and more indifferent than before.
"The Blood Tide is a phenomenon of the heavens and the earth that only occurs in the depths of the Sea of Misery. At that time, the sea water would be overturned and sweep out into the sky. When looked at from afar, it would seem like the sky had fallen into the sea, and it would sweep out some ancient treasures and cultivation techniques from the bottom of the sea."
Tang Yun glanced at Chen Xi and was slightly unwilling, but he still explained patiently in the end. "On the other hand, My Lord has already found out that the Blood Time this time would be unlike the Blood Tides from before, and an ancient treasure from the Buddhist Sect, the Calamity Ward Green Lantern, would appear. According to legend, it was left behind by an exalted figure from the Buddha Dimension that had been suppressed here by the Third Netherworld Emperor all those years ago, and our objective this time is this treasure."
Chen Xi's brows raised as he said with surprise, "The Calamity Ward Green Lantern? Is the information certain?"
A wisp of imperceptible contempt appeared on the corners of Tang Yun's mouth, and it flashed before vanishing. "No matter if it's certain or not, it's enough for you to follow because no one asked you to lend a hand."
Chen Xi smiled and didn't speak any further.
Tang Yun obviously looked down upon him, and most importantly, they'd seemed to have taken the so-called Calamity Ward Green Lantern as something that was already within their pockets, so they were naturally vigilant against his inquiries.
"Let's go. Once we arrive at our destination, I'll point out a path for the two of you to leave and head towards the other side of the Sea of Misery." Ren Changfeng spoke indifferently on the treasured vessel.
Everyone immediately returned to the treasured vessel and continued on their journey.
The deeper they went into the Sea of Misery, the clearer they sensed the terror hidden within it.
Temporal gales frequently flashed past and swallowed numerous formidable and ferocious spirits, whereas the black clouds in the sky occasionally sent down numerous bolts of thunder that were suffused with a blood red color, causing them to be gorgeous and terrifying.
But under the lead of Ren Changfeng, everyone was able to safely pass through these terrifying regions.
Even their Immortal Perception suffered restraint in the sea, and everything they sensed carried a hazy and warped aura, causing all of them to have no choice but to rouse their spirits and be extremely careful.
The atmosphere was extremely oppressive.
Ren Changfeng's expression turned heavier by the moment. The ability of the Sea of Misery to cause a Heavenly Immortal to be afraid to such an extent clearly displayed how terrifying its dangers were.
Amongst the people present, only Chen Xi had a calm expression, and he sat cross-legged on the deck while meditation with his eyes closed. He was like a clay statue and remained motionless and unmoving.
He was sensing the aura of Oblivion that lay within this Sea of Misery. During this process, he acutely noticed that if he circulated the Oblivion Dao Insight throughout his body, then he would be able to easily merge with this expanse of the heavens and the earth instead.
It felt as if he'd returned to the embrace of the source of Dao Insights. It was extremely comfortable, and he was completely unaware of how adverse the surrounding environment was.
After the time for an incense stick to burn, Ren Changfeng's eyes opened fully and suddenly flashed with a peerlessly dazzling bright light. "Watch out! We're about to enter the region of the Blood Tide!"
As soon as they heard this, Tang Yun and Wang Yan's expression turned grim as they silently circulated their entire cultivations.
In the extremely distant horizon, a wisp of gorgeous crimson red brilliance had arisen, and it was like an enormous bloody mouth that intended to swallow everyone.