Emperor Fish

Chapter 1195: Teeming Sea Tribe

In recent days, the Shallow Beach has became quite lively. Many lineages and cultivators from the Jade Sea came here. Even those from the Profound and Dragon Demon Sea came as well.

They came for the precious needlefish. In Heaven Spirit, these fish were used for both food and medicine due to its nutritious property. They lived in the Bottomless Trench so it was hard to find them normally. Even those who entered the trench might not see them.

Only when it was the coral blossoming season in this place would these fish would come out of the trench to eat the pollens.

When the flocks came, it was the best time to catch them. Because of this, so many people ran to the Shallow Beach and wait for this season to come.

Despite the sheer quantity, there weren’t any powerful cultivators here. The majority of them were only disciple of the third generation. 1

The needle fish wasn’t precious to the point where it would make people crazy so experts wouldn’t come in person.

Because of this, there was no extremely famous person here but only a few people with some influence that could garner attention.

For example, Gongsun Qianer. During her stay at the Shallow Beach, many young disciples came to greet and befriend her like little bees approaching the flowers.

She was the favorite maid of Gongsun Meiyu while Meiyu was a concubine of the Profound God-Monarch. He liked her a lot to the point where there were rumors that she might become the first wife. Because of this, her servants caught her momentum as well so Gongsun Qianer became a character that could call for the winds and clouds at the Profound Sea.

Naturally, ordinary young disciples would want to acquaint themselves with such a person.

Besides her, there were a few others such as Dao Attendant Lin and Yan Yanglong.

Dao Attendant Lin came by himself. He descended from the sky into the sea. The water splitted to make a pathway for him.

This dao attendant was around sixteen or seventeen year old with a slight immortal and ethereal aura. His face was jade-like. If it wasn’t for his daoist robe, others would actually think that he was not part of the mundane world.

Many young cultivators came to say hi the moment he got here. It was a warm welcome. Even the youths with some status came to greet him as well: “Please send my regards to the Daoist.”

Many were envious of him being able to cultivate the “Stainless Void Imperfection Physique Law” so they were continuously singing praises of him.

One youth spoke: “Dao Brother, your Immortal Physique is out of this world. It won’t be long now till you have some accomplishments with it, such as half-completion at the age of thirty.”

“No way, no way…” Dao Attendant Lin smiled humbly in response: “I am only a firefly compared to my master, can’t reach the apex.”

Despite the humble answer, he seemed quite pleased with himself.

The “master” in his words was Daoist Lin of the Immaculate Expanse, a contemporary famous talent.

The Immaculate Expanse was a lineage created by grand completion Immortal Physique user. It had the Stainless Physique Law that could be trained into the Void Imperfection Physique.

Daoist Lin was the current master of the Immaculate Expanse. It was rumored that his Void Imperfection Physique was at half-completion and on the way towards grand completion!

Meanwhile, Dao Attendant Lin was only a servant for Daoist Lin. Nevertheless, he followed the daoist at a young age and was held in high regards so he still became an influential figure.

The other big shot who got here was Yan Yanglong, disciple of the Extreme Yang Monarch. 2

A red shuttle docked at the Shallow Beach. It was quite huge that it casted a shadow down below. Many shuddered in awe after seeing the crimson emblem on the shuttle because it had a particular master, the Extreme Yang Monarch.

It didn’t stop there. After letting a youth down, it quickly disappeared. This youth coming down from the shuttle was very handsome in a dazzling manner. It seemed that he would illuminate wherever he went.

This was Yan Yanglong, a brilliant disciple of the Extreme Yang Physique. Those who were familiar with the Extreme Yang School came to greet him.

Both the Extreme Yang School and the Immaculate Expanse were famous lineages in the Jade Sea. The Extreme Yang School was also created by a grand completion Immortal Physique user. They had the “Limitless Divine Yang Immortal Physique Law”.

Of course, both of these sects had quite a sizable gap compared to the Void Imperfection Three Schools. Nevertheless, as lineages of the Charming Spirit Race, they still had very powerful influence in this sea region.

Li Qiye returned to the festive Shallow Beach with people coming and going. This initially quiet place has became quite rowdy.

He bought some materials necessary for refinement then returned back to his inn in order to carry out the process.

“Step aside, out of the way!” At this time, there was a commotion going on in the street creating a chaotic mess.

There have been many cultivators walking through these streets but now they had to make way.

A large group of fish aggressively swam through these alleys with at least one thousand members. Each was about three feet long and looked quite similar in appearance with a silver body and red fin. Their forehead had a sharp spur resulting in a ferocious style especially when they revealed their sharp white teeth.

This group of fish could speak. A few of their fins have turned into hands but they still couldn’t evolve from their original form.

“Teeming Sea Tribe…” Expression changed with the appearance of these ferocious fish. No one wanted to antagonize them.

“Pop!” One cultivator was slow and couldn’t get out of the way in time so the biggest fish in the front mercilessly unleashed a whip.

The cultivator immediately evaded it and was astounded. To be humiliated publicly like this, he couldn’t bear this anger and glared his eyes to declare: “Think you’re so good just because you’re part of the Teeming Tribe, you think you can do as you please!?”

“Hehehe…” The big fish sneered and said: “You are right. Our Teeming Tribe is indeed amazing. My children, go, show him our tribe’s overbearing domination!”

“Crackle!” The spurs on these big fish’s head suddenly flashed with lightning. With a thunderous crackle, before this cultivator could react, he was struck by it and fell straight down to the ground.

An even more terrible thing occurred right after. More than one thousand vicious fish suddenly rushed forward and tore him to pieces. They ate him completely without leaving a trace of blood behind. Even his bones were completely chewed thoroughly.

The crowd was creeped out even more. In a moment, everyone quickly retreated and no one dared to block these fish any longer.

“Hehehe, this is our Teeming Tribe’s domination, got it?” The leading fish looked around with an imposing momentum.

The crowd was moved by this bullish behavior from this tribe but they didn’t dare to say anything. No one really wanted to provoke the Teeming Sea Tribe!

This was a great tribe among the sea demons, especially in the Jade Sea. Some even said that the Teeming Sea Tribe was the most populous demon race in Heaven Spirit.

Even though they were sea demons, they weren’t welcomed by the other sea demons again. They were considered a low-level race or even a wretched race.

The truth was not far from this. Despite the vast population, the Teeming Sea Tribe were low-level demons that couldn’t get rid of their true appearance. They needed a very long time to cultivate into human form. Their humanoid members were all powerful existences and part of the royal clans.

They might be weaker than the other sea demons but in their own way, they were also the most fearsome because of their unimaginable number. It can be said that their number equated to the rest of the fish in Heaven Spirit.

There was a phrase in this world: Any place with water would have the Teeming Sea Tribe. Just this belief alone was indicative of their massive horde.

Their reproduction capability could only be described with the word madness. There was no way to kill all of them. In the long years, they have been attacked several times to their lairs. However, they still rose again in the end by reproducing. Ultimately, the sects and tribes that had destroyed the Teeming Sea Tribe were wiped out by them in the end.

This was the scariest thing about this weak tribe. It was impossible to kill them all! 3

Chapter 1196: Eating Dragon Tendon

After seeing the quick meal they made out of the cultivator, a lot of people were frozen stiff and didn’t dare to block their way.

The thousand fish became even more emboldened with the silent crowd. They arrogantly trod forward on a rampage without any hesitation.

However, they didn’t get far before having to stop because there was someone strolling on the street.

The other pedestrians have all ran away long ago so the path was empty. Now, there was only one guy there so he seemed especially conspicuous with no intention of backing off.

Moreover, this person was a human so it seemed even more out of place.

“Brat, are you blind? You dare to block our way!?” The biggest fish snapped.

The spectators on both sides of the streets were sweating for the human youth. This boy must not know how terrible the Teeming Sea Tribe was.

Of course, it was Li Qiye walking down the street. He didn’t bat an eyelash since he didn’t care for this fish at all.

The fish leader was furious after being shown such disdain by a human boy. It yelled: “Brat, You ignore the accepting heavens and barge into the unwelcoming hell! My children, feast on him until there is not a pulp left!”

“Heh, boy, we like to eat human flesh the most, so plump and fresh!” A different fish added with an evil tone.

“Crackle!” The spurs on thousand fish’s head began to channel lightning and shot them right at Li Qiye.

The spectators nearby couldn’t bear to watch any longer. They could already see Li Qiye being torn to pieces in an instant.

“Pop!” The powerful lightning bolt struck his body but there was not even a tiny spark. It seemed to be completely absorbed by him.

Even the lightning pond from a tribulation couldn’t do anything to him. His Ancient Void Rune could absorb all tribulations in this world so this tiny lightning bolt was nothing to him.

The vicious fish were all shocked to see the ineffective attack. During their daze, Li Qiye pointed his finger forward. Next, one could hear a thunderous crackle. Extremely powerful lightning bursted from the tip of his finger like the brilliant sun. Clusters of lightning suddenly surged wildly in an unstoppable manner.

Fiery sparks sprang up as the lightning clusters swept by with an indescribable speed.

Time seemed to stop for a moment. Next, falling sounds echoed as more than one thousand fish dropped to the street.

The only fish standing was the biggest one. After seeing his children falling down, he knew he has hit a steel wall and didn’t dare to think too much before turning around to escape.

However, he couldn’t take two steps before being gripped by the jaw gill by Li Qiye and couldn’t move at all.

Despite being restrained, the fish was still as arrogant before and shouted: “Boy, let me go now. I am a vanguard of the Teeming Marquis. If you touch a scale of mine, the army of millions under him will tear you to shreds and will even uproot you humans from Heaven Spirit.”

“Teeming Marquis?” Li Qiye smiled and said: “I’ve never heard of him. Not to mention this insignificant fish marquis, even your entire race is lesser than an ant in my eyes.”

“Little animal, you dare to shame our race? There will be no peace for you humans in the Heaven Spirit World!” After hearing such disdainful words, the fish immediately cried out.

Li Qiye simply smiled and pointed his finger again. With a buzz, the fish’s entire body splitted into thin and neat fillets.

At this time, a very magical scene happened. Every inches of the fish’s meat were separated. Its intestines and internal organs were also removed along with all the meat. Eventually, only the fish bones remained.

On the backbone of this skeleton was a glittering jade-like tendon just like the tendon of a dragon. The more incredible part was the pieces of the fish were still jumping as if they were still alive.

After Li Qiye tore down the tendon, all of the pieces finally screamed and stopped jumping and devoid of life.

This translucent fish tendon in Li Qiye’s hand emitted a beautiful light as if it was full of life force.

Li Qiye threw it into his mouth and carefully chewed a bit before swallowing. He said flatly: “Though it is not a real dragon tendon, it is still quite delicious, just missing a bit of sauce right now.”

The crowd was stunned after seeing this. Li Qiye dared to say such things after eating the fish tendon.

“Well, that’s another dish today, it has been awhile since I’ve eaten the dragon tendon of the Teeming Sea Tribe.” Li Qiye glanced at the one thousand fish on the ground and said.

He swept his sleeve forward and grabbed all of them into his spatial pouch before entering the inn ahead.

The crowd was still looking at him as he disappeared into the inn. After a while, one person calmed down and swallowed their saliva before whispering: “I heard, that the dragon tendon of the Teeming Tribe is very delicious but I have never eaten it before.”

“Are you insane? If the Teeming Tribe heard these words, they will exterminate your family!” His friend next to him immediately warned him.

The Teeming Sea Tribe had a straight spine with their muscle there. They called this part a dragon tendon. This was their most important body part. Without the dragon tendon, they wouldn’t be able to survive.

However, it was rumored that this tendon was a special delicacy, one of the best tasting things in the sea. Alas, ordinary people wouldn’t dare to eat these dragon tendons because once the Teeming Tribe found out, it would bring about a merciless wrath of vengeance. It could even result in complete race annihilation.

Only top experts such as invincible Godkings, Immortal Emperors, treefathers, and Sea Gods would dare to eat dragon tendons openly.

Of course, the Teeming Tribe wouldn’t dare to do anything against these top experts and had to pretend as if nothing has happened.

In Heaven Spirit, some people said that sea gods and treefathers have all ate dragon tendons before. No one really knew if this was true or not.

Li Qiye stepped into the inn with the whirlpool again. It was the one opened by Ye Tu’s senior uncle. The boss here enthusiastically greeted him because of the school’s order. In their territories, they must do their best to treat Li Qiye well.

“Boss, give me a good root of turmeric and some fermented bean paste.” Li Qiye sat down and swung his sleeve. All the vicious fish fell to the ground.

The boss and the customers were astounded to see the mountain-like heap of fish before them.

“Teeming Fish!” The boss’ expression changed along with many guests’.

In spite of this, the boss didn’t do anything and immediately brought some turmeric and old sauce over for Li Qiye.

Despite being struck by his lightning, these fish were not dead. They were only limp on the ground and couldn’t move at all.

After preparing the turmeric and paste, Li Qiye casually picked up one fish. With a silver knife in his left hand, he cut into the fish’s back to reveal the dragon tendon. With a pair of chopstick on the other hand, he swiftly pulled out the tendon.

“Ah!” The fish screamed and died immediately after its tendon was taken.

Li Qiye dipped the tendon into the sauce and carefully chewed while nodding his head approvingly: “This is the taste, one of the seafood delicacies in Heaven Spirit.”

After he finished, he grabbed another fish. His hands were as smooth as the flowing water as they instantly removed the dragon tendon, then dipped it into the sauce before putting it into his mouth. Everything seemed so coordinated and perfect. He was enjoying this just like an emperor savoring his meal.

The guests were slack-jawed from this scene. This was way too domineering.

Daring to eat dragon tendons before everyone. This was simply provoking the entire Teeming Sea Tribe, the millions and millions of Teeming Fish in Heaven Spirit!

In the present day, only the top experts listed before would dare to eat these tendons before everyone. Of course, some weaker experts couldn’t help but to catch them to eat as well but they didn’t dare to do it so openly.

This human boy didn’t care for any of this. This was the most overbearing and arrogant display of a feast.

“Ah!” Another scream resounded as Li Qiye repeated his delicious procedure.

“Fellow Daoist, your action is too brutal right now. It is too much to eat dragon tendons before everyone like this.” A Dao Attendant stopped by and warned him.

  1. Ancestor -> Master -> Disciple (Third Gen)
  2. Yang represents the sun/hot/male, yin represents the moon/cold/female
  3. I think Li Qiye just said, “challenge accepted”

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