Emperor Marquis

Chapter 1199: Needle Fish

Li Qiye turned a deaf ear towards the attendant’s taunt. He still sat there meditating and simply ignored the attendant.

Such arrogant demeanor enraged the attendant again. He snorted and said: “Ignorant junior, so arrogant as well. I’m afraid you will die without a burial not long from now!”

Some cultivators saw this from the distance. Humans were quite rare in Heaven Spirit but this guy was arrogant enough. Not long ago, he opposed the Teeming Sea Tribe and now, he was looking down on Dao Attendant Lin. By this, he offended two big lineages in the Jade Sea right away. Just what was this human boy’s background?

Li Qiye finally opened his eyes and revealed a smile: “Come if you dare. Your uncle will crush you with one hand. If you are afraid, then get the hell out, don’t disturb my peace!”

The attendant’s expression quickly shifted with a murderous glint in his eyes. However, he still restrained himself from taking action.

The crowd became even more confused about this human junior who was spouting such overbearing words.

Everyone thought that the attendant would attack right away to kill Li Qiye. However, the attendant took a deep breath and suppressed his anger.

He smiled cruelly and sneered: “Ignorant brat, it is not hard for me to take your dog life. However, the Teeming Marquis has declared that he wanted to personally take your life, let you experience a fate worse than death. Just wait, you will regret having being born into this world at that time. Maybe you will be begging me to end your life then.”

Many people were afraid after hearing this. One guy murmured: “Teeming Marquis, will there not be a single grass left eventually?”

Teeming Marquis was a royal member of the Teeming Sea Tribe, one of its fierce generals. He has led an army of millions before to eradicate several lineages. Rumor has it that wherever his army went through, not even a single blade of grass would be left. They didn’t only eat their enemies but also all vegetations. Anything with life would be chewed completely.

Not long ago, Li Qiye has killed a group of Teeming Fish. These fish were the marquis’ soldier. He was famous for his brutality in the Jade Sea so when someone ate his soldiers and dragon tendons publicly, he became furious. Thus, he declared to make Li Qiye suffer!

Li Qiye caught a quick glimpse of the attendant before slowly closing his eyes again.

The attendant didn’t pursue the matter. If it wasn’t for the marquis’ declaration, he would have taken this brat’s head already.

He snorted and left. Not long after, he selected a hill. The cultivator here saw that he wanted it and quickly gathered his stuff to hand it over. This smart cultivator made the attendant’s expression much better. His prestige was still there. Very few people in the forest would dare to provoke his authority.

The sea creatures didn’t dare to appear, whether they be the crabs or fish due to the large number of cultivators present. All were hiding since they could sense the terrible murderous intent.

As the blossoming day came closer, the cultivators became more quiet in anticipation. They would take action the moment the needle fish came out and immediately retreat after catching the first batch.

Finally, the coral flowers were about to blossom. The entire forest became quiet like the calm before the storm. The little buds finally came out from these flowers. All of them had different colors inside the center of the star while resembling a star.

Many beautiful flowers bloomed throughout the entire forest in a quiet yet spectacular manner. To see these flowers doing so at the same time was quite shocking and difficult to describe with words.

In a short time, the star-like buds with different colors made this entire place looked like a magnificent galaxy pulling at the spectators’ heartstring.

Everyone held their breath since they didn’t want to break this beautiful serenity while the millions of coral flowers blossomed. In this second, many people felt they were immersed in a sea of stars and became in touch with just how vast this world was.

Finally, all the flower buds finally came out. The pollen began to shed from the flower’s core and drift with the currents. In a short time, these colorful pollen dyed everything with their shade. The entire area became quite gorgeous and spectacular.

The crowd became even more nervous while gazing at the Bottomless Trench. They were all waiting for the needle fish.

Only Li Qiye was sitting calmly on his hill without even bothering to look at the trench.

“Crash!” Finally, the sea current suddenly surged with waves. The coral forest’s water began to move violently as well.

They saw silver shadows rushing out from the trench. The moment these shadows appeared, they casted a net over the sky above the coral forest.

Upon a closer inspection, these shadows were fish swimming for the coral flowers. This was the meaning behind their name. Each of them was as small as a needle and their eyes were even smaller than a sesame seed.

Their speed was quite frightening like a flashing meteor. Because of this, when they rushed out, the net immediately blotted out the forest.

“Needle Fish!” Someone shouted after seeing them. The rest of the crowd got ready.

“Ah!” However, someone screamed before anyone has taken action. One weak cultivator wanted to catch these fish but he couldn’t stop these fast creatures. When a big flock of them rushed over him, they pierced him into a sieve in a quick frenzy.

At this time, everyone else shouted and immediately maneuvered against these fish in order to catch them!

The majority of cuiltivators came prepared. One took out a huge net and instantly covered many of them. This net was a great treasure but he couldn’t pull it back. He was stuck in the net as well and was pulled by the fish all the way down the Bottomless Trench…

Gongsun Qianer, Dao Attendant Lin, and Yan Yanglong finally took action. They all came from imperial lineages so they were quite powerful. They caught a large group of fish right away unlike the other cultivators here.

Just like this, cultivators were catching these fish. However, more were still rushing out from the trench in an endless manner as if they wanted to crush this whole region.

The uncaught ones crazily ate the pollen from the flower. They were like the rampaging winds. Wherever they went, the initially colorful seawater would turn clear again. It was quite a majestic scene.

Li Qiye’s location was quite far from the trench. Although some fish managed to break through the barricade, there weren’t many of them that came to this place to eat. Li Qiye continued to ignore them by sitting there.

“Boom!” While everyone was trying to catch these fish, the current became turbulent. A group of sea demons splitted the water to come in this place. This new group resembled an army more than a school of fish.

“Get out of the way! Scram!” They came with an aggressive momentum. Anyone who stood in their path were instantly killed and their blood dyed the water red.

“Teeming Fish! It is the marquis!” One cultivator screamed after seeing the army consisting of tens of thousand fish and quickly retreated.

In a short moment, this army of sea demons surrounded Li Qiye’s hill completely with several layers.

A chilling aura pervaded this region with the arrival of this demon army.

Chapter 1200: Teeming Marquis

The atmosphere of the coral forest became strained to the extreme after being surrounded by mass of Teeming Fish. Even those who were catching the needle fish stopped in their track.

A lot became frightened while seeing the nearly 100,000 strong Teeming Fish surrounding the hills nearby. They quickly left this troubled location in order to stay safe.

In terms of individual strength, these fish were not that strong. Many cultivators were confident in killing an ordinary fish in a one on one. However, their sheer number was dreadful.

Killing one Teeming Fish would be the same as provoking thousands or even hundreds of thousand Teeming Fish. This was the most frightening matter.

“Someone is about to be very unlucky.” One cultivator murmured after seeing the fish encircling around Li Qiye.

Li Qiye still didn’t open his eyes despite being completely entrapped.

One person stepped out at this time. It was a Teeming Fish in full human form.

In this great army, very few fish had human form. Although a few of them were very strong, there were still characteristics of fish remaining. For example, some had two hands and a human head but their body was still fish while others only had a human head… The majority of them were still in fish form.

The humanoid expert wore armor and had an imposing posture. He emitted a powerful aura and a bloodthirsty glare. His entire being gave off the smell of blood as if he has bathed in it, resulting in a chilling air.

“Teeming Marquis.” One person shuddered after seeing him.

This was a noble of the Teeming Tribe. It is said that he had several hundred thousands troops, this number might reach the millions mark as well. He was a recently risen marquis in their tribe and was notorious for his cruelty.

“You are the brat that ate dragon tendons!” He stared at Li Qiye with bloodthirst in his eyes.

Li Qiye finally opened his eyes. However, he was not looking at the Teeming Marquis but at one particular needle fish.

Although millions of these fish were trapped in this forest by cultivator, but some still made it to this particular region and were crazily devouring the pollen in the water.

This fish was not that much different from the other. If one had to point something out, this fish had a pair of feelers that others didn’t. They were extremely small, one on each side and were quite hard to see even under a scrutinizing observation.

The other needle fish were eating the pollen in the water but this one was eating the insect powder grinded by Ye Tu and Teng Jiwen scattered on the ground.

The marquis was not happy with being scorned by Li Qiye so his expression turned sour.

“Ignorant brat, today, I will show you a fate worse than death!” He smiled cruelly.

Li Qiye finally turned back to look at the marquis and said slowly: “Run now and I’ll spare your dog life or I will massacre the entire Teeming Tribe in the future.”

The crowd was speechless to hear this. People looked at each other and felt that this statement was too outrageous.

“He’s not afraid of biting his tongue while bragging at all.” Someone murmured.

For millions of years, a few people have made this claim of destroying the Teeming Tribe before. Some have even attacked their lairs but in the end, they couldn’t wipe out this race due to its great number.

But now, a human junior like Li Qiye was making this claim. It was not knowing the immensity of the heaven and earth. This was simply being too naive in the eyes of the spectators.

“Which hole did this kid came out from? He doesn’t know how terrible the Teeming Fish are.” One cultivator shook his head and said.

“Good, good, good.” The marquis actually smiled instead of becoming angry. He turned back at the tens of thousand fish behind him and shout: “My children, did you hear that? This little animal says he wants to destroy our tribe!”

Boisterous laughters resounded afterward. All the fish started laughing and felt that there couldn’t be a better joke than this.

“Well, since this animal dares to make this claim, we don’t need to be polite anymore.” The marquis smilingly said: “Children, it is time to eat. Remember, one bite per person but don’t kill him yet. Just peck his flesh but let him survive. I want to torture him!”

“Affirmative!” All of the Teeming Fish shouted and immediately rushed towards him like hungry sharks.

At this time, they didn’t try to attack him with lightning. They wanted him to feel each of his flesh being torn apart so that he would feel the agonizing pain.

The marquis exposed a cruel smile as his horde rushed over towards Li Qiye. In his mind, it won’t be a blink until Li Qiye would be eaten by his underlings until only his bones are left, lingering on with one last breath.

That would be when he would use the most vicious method to let this brat live on. His wails would echo across the entire region.

The cultivators here couldn’t bear to watch this. They could already see the brutal scene and Li Qiye’s miserable end. However, some of them were gloating as well in his suffering. They believed that this human junior was courting death. He chose to barge into hell instead of heading for heavens. Opposing the Teeming Fish would bring about a genocide.

“Mere ants, wanting to suicide!” Li Qiye was too lazy to look at the fish for his eyes were still fixated on that one needle fish.

Right when all the fish rushed over and about to attack Li Qiye, he spread out his palm and declared coldly: “Die!”

A huge black hole emerged from his palm like a tidal wave engulfing all of the Teeming Fish.

The vortex of the black hole twisted all the fish into fleshy suds before swallowing all of them.

“Ah!” Screams shrieked up and down. Before the Teeming Fish knew what was happening, all of them were devoured by the black hole without leaving a corpse behind.

Myriad Dao Fist, Heaven Devourer Evil Fist. This was based on the Heaven Devourer Evil Physique. The moment it came out, the fish were no different from moths flying towards the flame. It was an offense resembling a shark capable of swallowing everything while the Teeming Fish were only little preys barely enough to satiate the fist’s appetite.

This reversal shocked everyone. The Teeming Marquis was shocked. In the next second, his body was up in the air.

Before the crowd could grasp the situation, Li Qiye was gripping the marquis by the neck. This only took a split second so no one really saw it.

“Just an ant barely at the Heavenly Sovereign level yet you dare to prance around in front of me?” Li Qiye glared at the fish and uttered chillingly.

“You…” The marquis had difficulty speaking with his neck gripped while spasming.

Eventually, he gasped for one breath and still didn’t change his ferocious nature. He cried out: “Little animal, even if you kill me, my race will still not spare you. Our billions strong will tear you to pieces and destroy your ten clans!”

Countless held their breath while watching this scene. They knew that this was not just an exaggeration. The Teeming Race had established numerous countries in the vast oceans.

The more scary part was that they were quite unified. Killing one marquis of theirs would bring about revenge from these innumerable fish.

He was not strong by himself but behind him were hundreds of countries and billions of citizens. This was the scariest part.

“I’ll be waiting.” Li Qiye smiled and placed his palm on the marquis’ body.

“Pop!” The marquis let out a shrill scream. His cultivation was destroyed by Li Qiye thus his true body was revealed. He was a gigantic fish.

Li Qiye’s palm on the fish body began to strip him into thin slices. In the blink of an eye, the skeleton of the fish appeared. One could still see a beating heart inside.

Li Qiye instantly pulled the dragon tendon from the fish’s backbone, severing it of its life.

He casually threw the tendon into his mouth and began chewing. He looked around at the other cultivators before swallowing and spoke: “If you see any Teeming Fish, let them know, I, Li Qiye, do not like them. Better scram to the ends of the world to get away from me or I’ll not only tear them apart but will also eat their dragon tendons as appetizer for my wine!”

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