ETERNAL MARTIAL EMPEROR, VOLUME 7 - Season 20 Episode 72
None of the cultivators beside the fat and skinny old men replied.
None of them were fools. Against such a treasure, the other sects and factions did not make any moves. Who knew what dangers they would encounter if they snatched the Seven Glow Immortal Ginseng?
The fat old man said with a smile, “Her Highness said that apart from that item, the other treasures in the Emperor’s Tomb will belong to whoever can obtain them. This is your opportunity.”
The skinny old man added, “Don’t worry, if you can obtain the Seven Glow Immortal Ginseng, no other sect or faction will dare to lay their hands on it!”
Some cultivators attempted to reach the edge of the lake and looked at it intently.
The lake water was calm and deep such that one could not see what was going on within. Even spirit consciousnesses could not penetrate it.
A cultivator attempted to throw out a few rocks, creating a series of ripples on the surface of the lake.
There was still no activity in the massive lake.
When the other cultivators around the lake saw that, they used all sorts of methods to test the edge of the lake but to no avail.
Finally, a cultivator could not hold it in any longer and leaped up, sprinting towards the lone island on the lake!
That person’s movement technique was extremely brilliant. Stepping on the lake water with his feet, he left a shallow mark on the surface of the lake at an astonishing speed.
In the blink of an eye, he was only half a step away from the island.
There was no danger throughout the entire process.
As for Su Zimo, he glared at the deep lake the entire time. His spirit perception could clearly sense that danger was approaching!
When the other cultivators saw that, they could not hold it in either.
If this person were to snatch the Seven Glow Immortal Ginseng and devour it in one go, it would be a huge loss for them!
Instantly, dozens of figures around the lake moved and released their movement techniques, speeding towards the lone island.
Although Black Immortals could fly, it consumed too much Essence Qi.
Therefore, most of the cultivators chose to speed on the surface of the lake and make use of the water’s power to hold their bodies back.
That way, everyone would have time and strength to react even if they encountered any changes.
Sensing that the lake was dangerous, Su Zimo took a few steps back instinctively.
On the other side, his expression changed as he noticed Tang Ziyi walking towards the edge of the lake. She was staring at the lone island in the distance, seemingly moved.
“What is she doing?”
Su Zimo was curious.
Right then, a tragic cry sounded from the direction of the lake and stopped!
Su Zimo looked over and did not see what happened.
Su Zimo asked with a frown.
A cultivator at the side widened his eyes in disbelief and said slowly, “The cultivator at the front suddenly sank to the bottom of the lake and disappeared!”
When Su Zimo saw that the person wanted to speak but stopped, he asked, “What did you want to say?”
The cultivator said hesitantly, “It’s as though something in the lake dragged that person down…”
Right then, another tragic cry sounded from the lake.
Su Zimo had been staring at the lake the entire time. This time round, he saw everything clearly.
Suddenly, a black shadow darted out from beneath the lake and opened its mouth, devouring the legs of a cultivator before dragging him into the lake!
The black shadow’s gaping mouth was filled with extremely sharp serrated teeth.
The moment the cultivator sank into the lake, a fountain of blood spewed out!
The sudden change shocked the dozens of cultivators who were speeding on the lake and their expressions changed!
Those cultivators were rather sharp and stopped right away. Circulating their Dharmic arts, they soared into the air, wanting to leave the lake.
However, before those cultivators could escape completely, black shadows tore through the surface of the lake and leaped out, devouring the cultivators in midair!
This time round, all the cultivators around the lake could see it clearly.
The black shadows were strange-looking fish. They were pitch-black and had no eyes. Their tails were huge as they slapped the surface of the lake with a tremendous force, causing their bodies to leap into midair!
Instantly, hundreds of the Eyeless Fishes broke through the surface of the lake and chased after the cultivators in midair.
The teeth of the Eyeless Fishes were extremely sharp. Once they opened their mouths, their jaws would protrude in a menacing manner!
Once bitten by the Eyeless Fishes, there was no way to escape.
In the blink of an eye, more than ten Eyeless Fishes devoured a cultivator until only a skeleton was left!
The dozens of cultivators were way too close to the surface of the lake.
The Eyeless Fishes leaped up from the lake and many cultivators did not have time to dodge. Before long, they were devoured by the Eyeless Fishes and buried in the lake!
“I seem to have seen this fish in an ancient book,”
The fat old man at the side murmured with a wary expression, “It’s said that for this fish, they only possess one of the five senses, smell. They are able to smell all sorts of life.”
“Once other living beings enter their territory, they will attack in groups until they are torn apart and devoured!”
Right then, another figure appeared on the lake and sped towards the lone island in the middle.
Above the lake, tragic cries sounded continuously and it was filled with blood—no one dared to take another step forward.
Li Tian, Jian Yu and the others were pale as well and rejoiced internally.
Thankfully, they did not act rashly. Otherwise, given their capabilities, they would not have been able to escape the pursuit of the many Eyeless Fishes.
The appearance of that figure was extremely striking!
“There’s truly someone who isn’t afraid of death and dares to head up.”
“This treasure is right in front of us after all. If we can risk our lives for such a huge opportunity, there’s a high chance that we can experience a meteoric transformation!”
“Hmph! What’s the point of a meteoric transformation if you can’t even survive?”
Some cultivators sneered.
“It’s Tang Ziyi!”
Su Zimo frowned slightly.
Earlier on, he noticed that Tang Ziyi was moved. Furthermore, her emotions fluctuated unusually when she saw the Seven Glow Immortal Ginseng.
He had not expected that Tang Ziyi would ignore the danger and force her way through the lake towards the lone island!
Of course, as an assassin, Tang Ziyi had a good grasp of the opportunity to make a move.
At that moment, the attention of the hundreds of Eyeless Fishes was on the dozens of cultivators in midair.
As for Tang Ziyi, she ignored the consumption of her Essence Qi and flew through the air. She was almost 90 feet high and crossed everyone’s heads towards the lone island.
Just as Tang Ziyi was halfway through her journey, the surface of the lake splashed!
At least thousands of black shadows broke through the water surface and chased after Tang Ziyi who was in midair!
Many cultivators felt their scalps tingle when they saw that!
Thousands of Eyeless Fishes broke out of the water and soared into the air—they managed to reach 90 feet and even higher!
Instantly, Tang Ziyi fell into danger!
Suddenly, Tang Ziyi opened her mouth and let out a long howl, releasing the sound of an immortal whale.