Book 5 Chapter 43 Becoming a Fish
At the bottom of this lake, the nine cauldrons left by Emperor Yu were obtained by different forces of people.
The Ying Family obtained two cauldrons, and Mani Temple obtained two cauldrons through its most powerful ability. As for the King of Beasts Wu Hou, he also obtained two cauldrons. Teng Qingshan himself obtained two cauldrons. Thus, eight cauldrons were already taken, and only one remained. That last cauldron fell into the hands of the expert of Shooting Sun God Mountain.
Which meant that the four supreme sects, Xiao Yao Palace, Hong Tian City, Snow Hawk Hall, and Qing Hu Island, didn’t manage to get even one cauldron.
All the experts of Xiao Yao Palace were killed by the King of Beasts Wu Hou.
“Island Lord, this was sent by the Ying Family, which said that Qin Lang is Teng Qingshan. Teng Qingshan disguised himself as Qin Lang by wearing the human skin mask.” General Lan, who had left to find to search for the cauldron, explained, “However, Teng Qingshan is a seventeen year-old young fellow. It’s not very possible for him to possess the ability of a True Dan innate expert, but it’s also not possible for the Ying Family to lie in front of so many experts since lying doesn’t give them any benefits.”
Zhao Danchen knitted his brows and gnashed his teeth as he said bitterly, “I don’t care whether Qin Lang is Teng Qingshan or not! However…..this Qin Lang must be killed!”
Gu Yong and the other four hastened their speed in the water.
“Whether Qin Lang is Teng Qingshan or not, we will know later…..Now, Qing Hu Island must kill Qin Lang and obtain the last two cauldrons!” Gu Yong’s eyes were as sharp as knives as he spoke with a horrifying facial expression, “That Qin Lang is in front at a distance of two Li away, Elder Zhao, your speed is the fastest.”
“Don’t worry.” With this, the ball of light that enveloped Zhao Danchen’s body grew dramatically brighter as his speed also increased drastically.
“It’s just those two cauldrons left.” Gu Yong muttered. He could feel his heart quivering.
Qing Hu Island had suffered a loss too great. When they came, they had a total of thirteen innate experts, but now they had only five left. A total of eight innate experts died! To Qing Hu Island, this was equivalent to forcefully digging out a piece of meat from the heart. Initially, they were the ones who obtained the treasure map, thus, they should have been the ones who obtained everything.
As Gu Yong thought of this, he felt anxious and furious!
“We must! We must obtain the last two cauldrons!” Gu Yong’s eyes turned red like the eyes of a gambler.
In the dark lake waters, each cauldron emanated a dazzling gold-colored glow. It was a blurry gold-colored glow that could be sensed even from several Li away. The Ying Family, the Mani Temple, and the King of Beasts Wu Hou each obtained two cauldrons. The Shooting Sun God Mountain also obtained one. However, no one dared to take their cauldrons.
As for Qin Lang, he was obviously a weakling!
“The gold-colored glow is there. Quick, pursue!”
“The two cauldrons are in Teng Qingshan’s hands. All of you, faster!”
The speed on land and the speed underwater had very great differences. None of them could run underwater, but could only float underwater while wasting large amounts of Innate True Origin to move the water flow and accelerate the speed forward!
Among the dozens of innate experts, the King of Beasts Wu Hou had the most shocking speed.
Swimming along a twisting curve line like a snake, the King of Beasts Wu Hou grabbed two cauldrons as he approached Teng Qingshan at a shocking speed.
“Zhao Danchen, your speed is getting slower.” Wu Hou sneered and overtook Zhao Danchen. He then continued swimming at a rapid speed.
Hearing Wu Hou’s words, Zhao Danchen clenched his teeth in anger.
“This Wu Hou! A weird freak that popped out from an unknown place!” Zhao Danchen cursed secretly. A figure with no sects could actually attain terrifying achievements in all kinds of abilities.
Although Wu Hou and Zhao Danchen were pursuing Teng Qingshan, since the beginning Teng Qingshan started fleeing, Teng Qingshan were already attacked by a team of people, thus, those people had more advantages.
“Eh?” The two figures descended to the bottom of the lake, the dazzling gold-colored glow right before them.
“We were tricked!” When one of the two figures dug the ground, his countenance changed drastically as he said, “It’s that gold-colored jewel.”
“That Qin Lang removed the two gold-colored jewel from the cover of the cauldron.” The two people quickly took the two jewels. At least…..the gold-colored jewel was considered part of the treasure. Although they didn’t understand the effect of this gold-colored jewel, there must be something special about this jewel.
At least they found out that this jewel had the ability to repel water.
‘Haha, you two fools! When Teng Qingshan noticed that the gold-colored jewel would reveal his identity, wouldn’t he pry this gold-colored jewel off the cover?” Wu Hou’s laughter rang as he dashed forward.
The two people also pursued speedily.
In front of Wu Hou, the three innate experts of the Shooting Sun God Mountain were pursuing Teng Qingshan. They could already see the tiny blurry glow afar.
“Just a distance of half a Li left. Quickly chase. He wouldn’t be able to escape once he enters our shooting range.
“Hmph, if Martial Uncle Wang is here, he could injure Qin Lang heavily even if there’s still half a Li of distance.”
Because the three people were empty-handed, their speed was faster than Teng Qingshan’s.
Both sides were drawing close.
Teng Qingshan grabbed two huge cauldrons and rapidly swam through the use of the Innate True Origin. However, the water resistance of the two cauldrons, which had half the height of a human, were shocking, causing Teng Qingshan’s speed to decrease to the point that it was not even half as fast as the initial speed.
“The three people behind are approaching.” As Teng Qingshan looked back, his facial expression changed slightly as he thought, “There’s still a distance of two hundred meters between me and them! I can’t row my hands because I am holding two huge cauldrons. These two cauldrons caused an even greater resistance……If I am not holding these two cauldrons, I would have lost them already with my speed.”
The three people at the back continuously drew closer to Teng Qingshan.
“One hundred fifty meters!” Teng Qingshan was slightly nervous.
If he was caught, he could be encircled by the other experts. Let alone losing the cauldrons, he might even lose his life.
“Abandon these two cauldrons?” Teng Qingshan cast a glance at the two cauldrons in his hands, “The Elixir of the North Sea……the Elixir of the North Sea is in these two cauldrons. However, it is because of these two cauldrons that I can’t row with my hands.” When Teng Qingshan’s eyes swept passed the glow that enveloped the two cauldrons, he had an idea.
His eyes instantly brightened.
“Haha. I was so dumb.. Too dumb. Haha…..” Teng Qingshan grinned and said to himself, “Idiot. Haha….”
“Just a distance of fifty Zhang. Let’s go faster. He won’t be able to escape.” The three experts of Shooting Sun God Mountain were a little excited.
The three swam with all their strength as the Innate True Origin that enveloped their body blasted waves again and again. At this moment——
“Eh?” The facial expression of the three experts changed drastically.
“Why did the speed of this Qin Lang become so fast?”
“We can’t catch up.” Each of them took on a ghastly expression. In their eyes, the light of the originally blurry glow in the distance increased drastically and seemed to have enveloped Teng Qingshan’s whole body. Immediately, Teng Qingshan’s speed in the water increased greatly, which seemed to be two or three times greater than the initial speed.
Both sides immediately distanced; within seconds, Teng Qingshan was half a Li away from the three experts..
“Eh? Why is that young fellow getting faster and faster?” A figure also arrived beside the three innate experts of Shooting Sun God Mountain. It was the King of Beasts Wu Hou. The King of Beasts Wu Hou asked, “He is actually so fast underwater. Even faster than me when I swam with my full strength?”
“Pursue me? In your dreams!” Teng Qingshan felt so exhilarated.
At this moment, Teng Qingshan’s whole body was enveloped by the light of the Innate True Origin. However, this enveloping light was not circular, but continually changing shape. The Innate True Origin enveloping Teng Qingshan’s legs transformed into shape of an enormous fish tail. As Teng Qingshan’s legs kicked back and forth in the water, the enormous fish tail also struck the water back and forth.
Every beat propelled Teng Qingshan forward like a flying arrow.
The shape of the light enveloping the cauldrons in Teng Qingshan’s hands also changed into a streamlined form, causing the water resistance to decrease to the lowest.
“I was so stupid! The fishes can swim rapidly in the water because the shape of their bodies is compatible with swimming. Humans were destined to never swim fast because of our body shape. Even the speed of the world swimming champion in my previous world couldn’t be compared with the speed of fishes. This was decided by the natural shape.” Teng Qingshan was extremely excited as he thought to himself, “Not only could this enveloping light of the Innate True Origin be used to store oxygen, it could change your shape underwater.”
The Innate True Origin spread outwards, causing Teng Qingshan to have the shape of a big fish.
Most importantly, this “big fish” had extremely great strength.
As the fish tail struck the water, it changed the surrounding water flow into dangerous undercurrent.
Like a trenchant arrow darting at lightning speed.
“Haha, my speed now should be a lot faster than when I am empty-handed.” Teng Qingshan could see with his own eyes that he could easily lose the people behind.
Because the distance was too far, Teng Qingshan was just a red glow of light in other people’s eyes. Thus, they didn’t notice Teng Qingshan’s trick.
Becoming a big fish in the water through the use of the Innate True Origin. These innate experts rarely stayed underwater, and because of their traditional minds, they hadn’t thought of this idea. Maybe…..they never even pondered why fishes swam faster than men.
However, the humans had invented the swimming suits in Teng Qingshan’s previous life understood this. As Teng Qingshan pondered, he also thought of this.
It might seem easy, but unless someone thought out of the box, he or she would never have thought of this idea.
“Eh? It’s the men from Snow Hawk Hall? True Dan innate experts. That doesn’t pose much threat.” At a glance, Teng Qingshan saw two figures ahead at his left side. Because of Teng Qingshan’s night vision, he could easily recognize their identities. The maze of the Heavenly Flood Palace was very big. Teng Qingshan was at the center of the palace, while the other sects scattered to other areas.
Once Teng Qingshan fled, some sects would already be ahead of Teng Qingshan and could naturally stop Teng Qingshan easily.
“Hmph, Pursue me? Impossible.”
The fiery red big fish tail transformed by Teng Qingshan’s Innate True Origin struck the water, and with a “Hua” sound, Teng Qingshan swam at lightning-fast speed, darting towards the right.
However, just a few seconds after he headed towards the right, Teng QIngshan’s facial expression changed slightly.
“It’s Hong Tian City’s Golden Dan innate expert.” Teng Qingshan could see the two figures half a Li away immediately. They were the men of Hong Tian City. “I can’t go against the Golden Dan innate expert now. I should go left, since the two True Dan innate experts wouldn’t be able to threaten me.” With this, Teng Qingshan’s huge fish tail struck the water again.
He turned and swam towards the left.
With the understanding of the transformation of a fish-shape underwater and the night vision, Teng Qingshan could avoid the powerful experts while he was still afar and fight the weaker ones. “The most important point is to not get too close in case they noticed the secret of why I could swim fast!” Teng Qingshan thought to himself, “However……even if they noticed that I have the form of a fish, would they understand the principle in this?” Of course, Teng Qingshan wouldn’t risk that.
“Qin Lang is over there!”
“He’s coming towards us. Let’s stop him.”
The two men of Snow Hawk Hall were extremely excited.
When Teng Qingshan was two hundred meters away from the two men of Snow Hawk Hall, the fish-shaped light that enveloped Teng Qingshan disappeared. Only the two streamlined lights covering the two big cauldrons were left, and Teng Qingshan’s speed instantly decreased by half.
“It’s still very hard to escape. Even if I managed to escape through the form of a fish, they would see this fish-shaped enveloping light of mine.” Teng Qingshan pondered. Soon after, a sneer crept up his face, “I will just kill the two of them.”