Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 1718
Everything Under The Water Is Not An Obstacle
The possibility of an assault-type soul master passing this test was high. For sure, Tang Wulin and A Ruheng would not face much of an issue. As for the others, Sima Jinchi and Yuanen Yehui should be able to pass as well. However, the number one control-type soul master under the starry sky, Xu Xiaoyan might not be able to swim out of the vortex without some assistance.
Her super powerful control abilities also signified that her individual fighting capacity would just be normal.
“So, what should we do now?” Xu Xiaoyan asked.
Tang Wulin smiled. “It’s okay. I’m here. Everything under the water is not considered an obstacle. Just follow me.”
Naturally, Tang Wulin felt much more relieved after he had explored the situation ahead. He began to advance at a faster speed.
As expected, they came upon the unusual situation. Under the illumination of Yue Zhengyu’s glow, they could clearly see that the current in the surrounding waters was obviously getting stronger and swifter with time. It felt as if the dry ground which they were standing on was also being carried along by an invisible current. It would only stop when Tang Wulin stopped walking.
The light penetrated into the distance, but the visibility was suddenly reduced.
It was the exit where an enormous underwater vortex awaited them beyond the exit.
The groups’ expressions changed drastically when they sensed the strength of the vortex. At the same time, they heard a deep rumble.
It was the sound of water slamming into the rocky walls around it.
Such terrifying water currents!
Ling Zichen suddenly spoke, “It seems like the force which s----d us down earlier originated from the vortex as well. This is a natural phenomena. It can’t possibly be man-made. The War God Hall is utilizing nature’s strength for this test.”
“Everyone, stay close to me.” As he was speaking, Tang Wulin unleashed the Bluesilver Emperor Vines from his body and wound them around his comrades’ bodies so he could pull them closer to him.
Soon afterward, the golden trident rune on his forehead lit up. The Golden Dragon Spear was passed to his left hand, while his right hand clutched the air. A golden radiance shimmered and the golden trident landed in his grasp.
At the very moment the golden trident appeared, everything in the surroundings turned silent abruptly. The sloshing of the water currents earlier seemed to have completely disappeared. The spinning vortex was affected too. It was slowing down as if it yielded to Tang Wulin.
At the same time, a layer of blue-gold radiance emanated from Tang Wulin’s body naturally. He swung the golden trident in his hand. All at once, the water screen before him parted naturally. Under his control, the water turned into a staircase which led to a diagonal area above.
Tang Wulin led the way and stepped onto the staircase formed from water. The rest of the group followed hastily behind him despite feeling bewildered from witnessing the scene.
They felt the terror of this vortex even more after walking through the vortex. The diameter of the vortex was close to a thousand meters. They failed to detect any signs of life. In fact, no living creature could survive in this place.
At any rate, Tang Wulin looked like the dominator of this world as he held the Sea God’s Trident in his hand despite the daunting underwater world. He walked toward the upper diagonal guardedly. With each step he took, his whole body glowed brilliantly.
The water flowed rapidly as if it was protecting its lord and obediently guarding their paths.
They ascended hundreds of steps and the water before them parted at last. It parted with the brightness of daylight to reveal a path which led to the outside world.
Tang Wulin retracted the golden trident in his hand as he continued walking. Due to the Sea God’s vestigial influence over the surrounding water, the water did not close on them instantly. It allowed Tang Wulin and his comrades to walk out of the vortex.
Tang Wulin leaped up and floated in the air. He looked around his surroundings while the rest followed closely behind him and were on the lookout as well.
They saw a huge lake below them from where they were. The lake was a funnel-shaped, terrifying vortex.
Indeed, the most scary part of this was that the spinning lakewater resulted in a strong airflow which generated a piercing, howling sound that could be heard from their location.
The uncanny workings of nature was beyond one’s imagination. There was no doubt that this place was representative of that.
On the shore in the distance, flat ground could be seen. It was the location of the only path.
The people flew over and landed on the ground. They exhaled a sigh of relief when they were finally on solid ground.
A pitch black, ginormous vortex lay ahead of them. Despite the majority of them being Title Douluos, they could not help feeling an intense lingering fear when they saw the ginormous vortex.
A faint radiance shimmered on the icy coldness of Tang Wulin’s face. The place lived up to its reputation of being the sixteenth level of hell! Ordinary people could not have passed through it and survived.
He wondered about the kind of difficult barrier which awaited them next.
Tang Wulin was not in a rush to advance further. He took the lead to sit cross-legged on the ground. The others followed suit and sat around him. The great battle earlier in addition to their efforts to cross the river had tired them out to a certain extent.
The sixteenth level was already so taxing. What about the seventeenth and the eighteenth level? The best thing to do now was to prepare themselves so as to be in their top form to confront it.
It took half an hour for the whole group to awaken from their meditation session.
There was a sole path ahead of them. Undoubtedly, it was the only path to get to the higher levels.
They maintained their previous formation with Tang Wulin, Yuanen Yehui, and Yue Zhengyu in the front and the rest of them following closely behind. They soon entered the pathway.
As compared to the freefall earlier, the path before them appeared much more placid. The ground was flat and showed signs of being smoothened by man. The surroundings looked normal just like a natural underground pathway. The place was illuminated by the Holy Light unleashed from Yue Zhengyu’s body. Otherwise, the place would be pitch black where one could not even see one’s fingers.
However, they felt the temperature increasing gradually in the air as they moved forward.
Tang Wulin squinted his eyes. It was water earlier, could it be that the seventeenth level had something to do with fire?
Light could be seen penetrating from the space in front. In the beginning, it was only a red speckle. As the temperature gradually rose, the dark red spot turned brighter as well and illuminated the surroundings making it red. Moreover, the temperature around their bodies was rising fast such that they had no choice but to unleash their soul power to resist the high temperature.
They reached the end of the path at last. They were shocked by the scene before their eyes.
It was a gigantic fiery red world at the end of the path. There was a lake as well, only that it was a magma lake.
The golden-red magma bubbled over in the high temperature. Even the air was burning hot. It would be very difficult for an ordinary person to breathe here.
The most terrifying part was that the golden-red magma had immense energy. It felt as if the energy was about to explode at any moment.
Due to the high temperature, the air above the magma lake was heated. They could not see clearly into the distance as a result. However, it was already the end of the path. The only way to move ahead was over the magma lake.
Was that all there is to it? This was what troubled Tang Wulin.
Despite the high temperature of the magma, it would not be an issue for a Title Douluo to resist the high temperature as long as he was not immersed in the magma. Could he not just fly over it?
Of course, it was just a rhetorical question. There must be some danger in it. In fact, the real danger was its unpredictability. They had no idea what they were about to face next.
Tang Wulin said, “I’m afraid that it’s not as simple as it seems. Senior brother disciple, sorry to trouble you.”