Ao Guang frowned when he heard the news. And upon seeing the wounded Crab General, he immediately asked, "What happened to you? Who on earth is the man that beat you? You just said that my son, Ao Bing, had an accident. But, did not he go out to play? Who in the East Sea dares to make our Dragon Tribe lose face? How could he have an accident?"
On hearing that, Crab General looked sad and hastily reported in a sobbing voice, saying, "Today, a child came down to the shore of the East Sea and disturbed the nearby sea. Sepatroling Yaksha was beaten to death while he went out to investigate. The Third Prince was also beaten to death by that little devil after going to ask for an explanation. Now, the little devil is pulling out the Third Prince's tendons."
Suddenly, Ao Guang opened his eyes wide and exhibited an aggressive posture. All the Water Tribe members in the main hall were frightened and kneeled down, not daring to take deep breaths to avoid angering the Dragon King. Over the years, the Dragon Tribe members had paid off their Heaven and Earth Karma debts. As a result, they could rest and build up strength. As one of the Dragon Kings of the Four Seas, Ao Guang had plenty of the Dragon Tribe's Luck, so his cultivation had naturally improved. So far, he had reached the Peak Realm of Zenith Heaven Golden Immortal.
Having learned that his son, Ao Bing, had died, Ao Guang became filled with anger and he roared, "How did you protect the prince? How could he have been killed? Tell me, who on earth is the man that killed my son? I will catch him and cut him into pieces. Moreover, I will imprison his soul in the Land of Tranquility to suffer timeless torture so that he will never be allowed to die."
Having felt Ao Guang's rage, Crab General suddenly quivered with fear. He dared Ao Guang to vent his anger on him as he responded while trembling, saying, "My Dragon King, the little devil who killed the Third Prince calls himself Nezha, the third son of Li Jing, the Chief General of Chentang Pass. Nezha has several uncommon Magic Weapons. The Third Prince was killed by a circle-shaped Magic Weapon."
Ao Guang was furious and said, "Well, Li Jing, we were once sworn to be brothers. Normally, we live in peace with each other. However, you allowed your son to kill my son today. I will not leave the matter at that. Turtle Prime Minister, please muster the army rapidly. I will take the army to apprehend Nezha, the murderer. Then, I will send the army to Chentang Pass to seek some justice from Li Jing."
Turtle Prime Minister, kneeling down beside him, accepted the order at once. The horn for gathering and scrutinizing soldiers resounded. A few moments later, 100,000 shrimp soldiers and Crab Generals had gathered. With wholehearted killing intent, Ao Guang led the army and departed. They were marching in an apparently endless line and all the Water Tribes in the East Sea gave way. Since the Dragon King of the East Sea was full of killing intent, no one wanted to bring trouble onto themselves. That would have been courting death.
From the dead body of a giant dragon near the shore, Nezha painstakingly pulled out all of its tendons. After smelling of a fishy odor, he jumped into the sea to clear his head. He then thought that such a long dragon tendon was useful for making lots of things, including belts, bowstrings, and so on. He thought that his father, Li Jing, would be pleasantly surprised at the sight of the dragon tendons. However, he did not know that Li Jing would only be surprised without having any pleasure.
While swimming in the water, Nezha suddenly raised his chin up and looked at the sea. The mighty, turbulent waves forced the water to separate and the numerous sweeping waves crashed onto the shore, sprawling outward several feet. Countless shrimp soldiers and crab generals rushed out from the water and lined up in regular arrays. Finally, a green dragon flew out of the water and fell in front of the army to become a human. It was Ao Guang, the Dragon King of the East Sea.
Seeing the dead body of Ao Bing near the sea and the dragon tendons in Nezha's hands, Ao Guang was immediately exasperated and said, "Nezha, your father and I swore to be brothers. But today, you killed Ao Bing, my beloved son. Therefore, I will not forgive you." As Ao Bing's tragic image was lying before his eyes, Ao Guang turned all his grief and indignation into wholehearted killing intent. He was very anxious to kill Nezha.
On hearing that, Nezha fearlessly shouted, "You said that Ao Bing is your son, so you must be Ao Guang, the Dragon King of the East Sea. Without a doubt, Ao Bing was killed by my hand. However, I had to kill him because he coveted my Magic Weapons and threatened my family. How could I let him kill me and steal my Magic Weapons? There is no such a way of doing things in the world."
Ao Guang got angry and said, "You little rogue, how can you slander my son and not mention your murder? As the Third Prince of the Dragon King of the East Sea, my son had seen all sorts of Magic Weapons, so why would he covet your Magic Weapons?" Seeing the light from the treasures overflowing from the Universe Ring and Red Armillary Sash that were attached to Nezha's body, Ao Guang knew that Nezha's words might have been true, but he would not admit it.
Nezha grew angry, saying, "Old Dragon King, you are being unreasonable. It really is like father, like son. You and your son are both the same. You must be dreaming to apprehend me. Do you think that I'm afraid because you have brought so many people here?" Although 100,000 shrimp soldiers and crab generals was an incredible number, their cultivations generally were not very high. At the Peak Realm of Primordial Unity Golden Immortal, Nezha was not afraid of such a mob.
He was only worried about Ao Guang, the Dragon King of the East Sea. Although several Primordial Unity Golden Immortals were in the army, Nezha disregarded them. The only one he could not understand thoroughly was Ao Guang. However, he was fearless because of his high-speed Wind Fire Wheels. Even if he did want to run away, Ao Guang was unable to leave him behind. Moreover, it was embarrassing to escape without fighting.
Ao Guang was furious and said, "Attention, please. Anyone who kills the little devil will be rewarded well." As the old saying goes: Generous rewards rouse one to heroism. Upon hearing that, the 100,000 shrimp soldiers and crab generals charged at Nezha with overweening arrogance. In particular, several Taiyi Golden Immortals were continuously leading them, with the intention to behead Nezha with their weapons.
Nezha did not withdraw, but dropped the tendons in his hands, stepped on his Wind Fire Wheels, and fiercely threw the Universe Ring. It appeared that it could divide Heaven and Earth or Yin and Yang. Its combat power was much higher than what was exerted fighting with Ao Bing. The Universe Ring then became a golden light to split the 100,000 troops in half. Thousands of soldiers were killed and wounded with only a single shot.
The assault of shrimp soldiers and crab generals was not stopped by the attack of Nezha, but his attack surely contained more than just that. His Red Armillary Sash returned and became a 333-meter -long strand of damask silk. As Nezha waved the silk, it whipped them again and again, preventing their assault and beating them into disorder while they suffered numerous casualties.
However, this time they also became alert enough to disperse and outflank him. Seeing that, Nezha returned the Universe Ring and the Red Armillary Sash and displayed the Fire-tipped Spear in his hands. He immediately fought with several Primordial Unity Golden Immortals. Meanwhile, those nearby shrimp soldiers and crab generals also slowly came over. It seemed that Nezha faced a dilemma of there being no path to Heaven that he could go and no door to Earth that he could enter.
But Nezha was fearless. He waved the Fire-tipped Spear in his hands and turned the Wind Fire Wheels under his feet. Both released an endless Samadhi True Fire to burn those nearby shrimp soldiers and crab generals into flying ashes. And as two generals were accidentally trapped, they were stabbed to death by Nezha with the Fire-tipped Spear. A Veridical Soul appeared above one general's head, flew away into the sky, and disappeared. Obviously, he was listed on the Investiture of the Gods, the same as Ao Bing. But, the other was not lucky enough.
Under Nezha's attack, the 100,000 shrimp soldiers and crab generals were scattered here and there, and two generals had died. Seeing that, Ao Guang felt embarrassed and thought the whole thing was completely blown out of proportion. He guessed that all sides of Untainted Land had already been attracted to go there and they had probably seen the embarrassment of the water army of the East Sea. Thus, the East Sea had already become a joke.
Ao Guang roared, "Out! All of you! What a useless bunch! It's embarrassing that you could not deal with a child." Those shrimp soldiers and crab generals assaulting Nezha started to retreat as they were granted amnesty. Presently, they looked at Nezha as if they had seen a devil. In a short instant, 20-30,000 had already been killed and wounded among 100,000 shrimp soldiers and crab generals. In their eyes, Nezha was really terrifying.
Ao Guang sneered and drew a huge seal out from his hands. The seal could be possessed only by the head of the Dragon Tribe. The great seal of Ao Guang was the Green Dragon Seal, which corresponded to his dragon body. It was a Mid Grade Primordial Spiritual Treasure. And although it did not rank high, its power was extraordinary through the sacrifice of generations of Dragon Tribes heads and the Luck of the Dragon Tribe.