Emperor Shuttle

Chapter 1201: Archdevil Armored Shark

Vicious and domineering. These were the two words that people found appropriate to describe this human boy. Some were truly shaken and couldn’t calm down after this spectacle.

This was a blatant challenge to the Teeming Tribe. Just how overbearing was this? Not to mention a single cultivator, even a lineage wouldn’t dare to do this.

But now, the human youth named Li Qiye has destroyed tens of thousand soldiers of the Teeming Marquis. Moreover, he even ate the marquis’ tendon in front of the crowd. This was too much to take in.

“Is he a Virtuous Paragon?” One cultivator calmed down and shuddered: “Even if he isn’t a paragon, he must be a Heaven’s Equal King.” 1

Li Qiye’s eyes went back to the needle fish earlier. It was not bothered at all and continued to eat the insect powders on the ground as if it hasn’t eaten for thousands of years.

Li Qiye didn’t bother its meal and only quietly watched on. He finally smiled when this fish swam to the trap laid out by him.

“Poof!” He instantaneously took action. A bunch of hooks connected to long strings emerged from the sea bed.

These fish hooks shot out with tremendous speed. Not to mention these needle fish but even a powerful expert would have a hard time evading them. However, this particular one easily dodged them and maneuvered its way out from the trap with incomparable agility.

As the fish made it out from the trap, these failed hooks instantly wove together to form a huge net.

This is the so-called immeasurable net of justice that the needle fish was trying to escape. With a buzz, space was instantly sealed and the net engulfed over the fish. 2

It then disappeared and turned into two reins. Each of the reins hooked onto the feelers on the fish’s cheeks while the end of the reins was in Li Qiye’s hand.

“You won’t escape that easy.” He held the reins with both hands and smiled.

“Bang! Bang! Bang!” This fish crazily pulled the reins into the Bottomless Trench!

The impossible happened. This tiny fish actually dragged Li Qiye towards the trench. His body slammed and shattered many corals.

This violent scene attracted many cultivators who were trying to catch the fish.

“Your yourself!” Li Qiye cried out and channeled a universal law into his reins.

“Clank!” The reins locked onto the feelers of the fish turned into numerous runes. All of these runes began to rotate and the reins disappeared. Only two great laws were left acting as huge chains locking onto the fish’s cheeks.

The little fish emitted a blinding light while being suppressed by the two laws. An ancient totem emerged along with a temporal portal. Something rushed out from this portal, seemingly coming from the past to the present.

When the blinding light disappeared, the needle fish was no longer there. A gigantic shark appeared before everyone. It has an archaic appearance with a gray color while equipped with pieces of armors. Each of them protected its vital areas.

Its gaping mouth revealed teeth as sharp as blade. The glints reflected from them caused people to tremble uncontrollably.

The sharp emitted a terrible aura like an awakening primal beast. All the cultivators were frightened by its presence with quivering legs.

“What is that?” Many cultivators forgot about their current task of catching needle fish and murmured in a daze.

“Archdevil Armored Shark-” Ye Tu and Teng Jiwen were shocked as well. If this shark was able to break the chains, it would meet god, kill god; meet devil, kill devil.

Despite being a disciple from the Void Imperfection School, Ye Tu has only heard of its name and has never seen it before. Meanwhile, the more knowledgeable Teng Jiwen felt a chill inside after seeing the legendary beast as well. However, it was due to Li Qiye’s capability to find such a mythical creature. Just how frightening was his abilities?

The other cultivators here weren’t aware of these facts. They were surprised to see the shark but didn’t know its origin.

The shark became tamer after being suppressed by the universal laws. Li Qiye controlled and jumped on its back. He stood on the beast in a gallant manner.

“Fellow daoist, you are quite lucky to obtain a pet like this.” At this time, Gongsun Qianer and her followers came over while looking at Li Qiye.

Of course, she didn’t know what it was and only assumed that it was just a sea shark.

Li Qiye only coldly glanced at her without bothering to answer.

She became enraged again at this arrogant attitude. She was the trusted assistant back at the Profound Sea Dynasty who could do whatever she wanted. Few juniors outside dared to act like this in front of her.

Prior to this, they had a minor conflict before but now, her murderous intent was incited. However, she restrained herself due to this giant shark ahead.

“Fellow Daoist, how about we make a deal?” She smiled and asked him with an easy-mannered looks: “I want to buy this shark, you can name a price.”

“Not for sale.” Li Qiye had no interest in this transaction with the girl and slowly pulled the two laws back by wrapping them around his palms.

“Fellow Daoist, don’t be so quick to refuse.” She assumed a sincere appearance and replied: “My lord is the divine queen of the Profound Sea Dynasty and has a love for rare pets. If you are willing to give up this shark, your future will be quite promising and…”

Despite her sincere speech, there was arrogance hidden among those words. She was implying that it was her master who wanted the shark.

The Profound God-Monarch’s concubine, Gongsun Meiyu, liked collecting precious aquatic creatures. Thus, Gongsun Qianer had an idea after seeing this shark. If she were to offer it to her master, she would be loved and held in an even higher esteem.

Of course, she didn’t know the shark’s origin. In her eyes, this was only a rare and precious pet as best.

“Not interested.” He interrupted her and pulled on the laws to change the direction of the shark.

This lack of sensibilities from Li Qiye made her eyes turn cold. She attacked without any hesitation the moment he turned around.

A purple light flashed. In this split second, she performed her sneak attack with her phoenix hairpin using an incomparable speed to kill him. It was too fast. Everyone could only see a purple glint aiming for his nape.

“Careful!” Both Ye Tu and Teng Jiwen shouted after seeing the sudden sneak attack without any prior signs. It was too late even if they wanted to help.

In this split second, time seemed to stop along with the hairpin flying for his neck. It turned out that Li Qiye easily caught it with two fingers.

Gongsun Qianer was aghast to see her most important life-protecting weapon stopped and issued a recall command. However, it was still held by Li Qiye and wouldn’t move at all so her summoning was useless.

“Die.” A flash of coldness emerged in Li Qiye’s eyes and pierced straight to the heart.

“My master is the divine queen!” She knew that the situation was not favorable and screamed out in order to use her backing. However, she has yet to finish speaking when a piercing noise came about. The hairpin instantly shot through her skull. A bloody hole appeared as a string of blood began to flow down.

Her eyes were still wide opened as her body slowly fell. Not even in her dream did she expect someone to actually dare to kill her!

“Junior!” Her followers regained their sanity and shouted at the same time before lunging for Li Qiye.

“Rawrr!” The shark cried out. With a popping sound, it swallowed all of these followers in one gulp.

The coral forest turned quiet right away. All of the cultivators here felt pressured and glanced at each other. Not long before, Li Qiye was massacring the Teeming Sea Tribe and just now, he has killed Gongsun Qianer.

This was not only offending the Teeming Tribe but also the four branches of Gu Chun as well. What a domineering and arrogant showing.

Dao Attendant Lin and Yan Yanglong were astonished as well. This was doubly true for the attendant. His heart felt cold since he didn’t expect this human junior to be so powerful!

Chapter 1202: Untethered Vessel

Li Qiye ignored the others and got on the Archdevil Armored Shark then shout: “Go!”

With that, the shark roared as well and rushed for the Bottomless Trench before disappearing into its dark abyss.

“What does he want to do?” A while later, many people calmed down and murmured.

Ye Tu and Teng Jiwen’s mind returned as well. It was already too late when they thought about following him. In fact, the two of them couldn’t catch up to the shark’s speed anyway.

“What is this about?” Ye Tu looked at Teng Jiwen and asked.

To which Teng Jiwen replied by shaking his head: “I don’t know either. His actions aren’t something you and me can speculate. Maybe it has something to do with the Seacrossing Shuttle. We have to wait until he returns before finding out.”

Teng Jiwen has read an ancient scroll in his citadel about the shark. However, he didn’t truly understand the mysteries involved.

Li Qiye controlled the shark into the deepest part of the trench. Its depth was truly of an unfathomable magnitude. Some even said that there was no bottom. Who knows where its base was located?

The shark cut through the waves for a long time through the trench.

“Crash!” Eventually, it slammed into a cliff and instantly rushed inside. At this moment, splashing sounds came about as if the shark has just left out of the sea and into the sky.

It has entered a different space, a lonely one without stars, sun, nor moon. There was only the coldness of the void. Time was not present either, it was a land of eternal banishment.

In this chilling space was a huge naval shuttle, seemingly capable of crossing through the ocean freely.

It had an old bronze color as if it was casted from ordinary bronze. It has been in this icy void for so long that it was covered with patina nearing the point of rusting.

This gigantic shuttle had two doors each to its left and right with many runes and totems. They were too archaic to be understood. Outside of the four doors, there was nothing else. Alas, it wouldn’t be too eye-catching in any other place.

However, Li Qiye was attract by such a shuttle. His gaze tightly toured through it before murmuring: “Oh, my Untethered Vessel. How can the world know your worth? Only those who don’t understand your value would call you the ‘Seacrossing Shuttle’!”

People in Heaven Spirit has spotted this vessel before and not just once. Thus, people gave it the name, Seacrossing Shuttle.

The name meant that it could be used to go through the bottomless trench but no one knew if this was true or not. 3

However, Li Qiye knew of its real name, the Untethered Vessel! It concealed a great secret involving an ancient race from an unknown era.

“Go on, pull it out. I will need it to open the portal.” Li Qiye told the armored shark.

The shark swam before the shuttle. Its armors began to clank as universal laws emerged on them.

These universal laws came together to form two huge chains that coiled around the Untethered Vessel.

“Rolll–” The shark dragged the vessel outside. It seemed to be quite heavy due to the blaring sounds from the slow process. However, Li Qiye was not in a rush as he patiently waited. This was not the first time this has happened.

In the past, he has seen the secret of the armored shark before. In the past, whenever the “Seacrossing Shuttle” appeared in the Heaven Spirit World, it was Li Qiye making the shark drag it out.

This was not a simple shark but a type of sealed creature. Because of this, it was hiding among the needle fish. Of course, the emergence of the shuttle required the shark. In this sense, the shark existed to pull the vessel.

“Whoosh!” The shark finally dragged the vessel out of this icy void. With the splashing of waves, the vessel entered the Bottomless Trench again.

At this time, it was floating in the ocean’s currents. Ordinary people wouldn’t feel anything while standing next to it but Li Qiye could feel strands of power from the trench entering the vessel.

He gently patted the shark’s head and took down the laws latching on its cheek and said with emotions: “Go now, maybe you will be able to wait for that day and break through your steal to restore your true form. I will wait for you to pull the Untethered Vessel all the way to the nine heavens towards your desired destination at that time!”

“Rawrr!” The shark roared towards Li Qiye as if it was very dissatisfied from being forced to carry out this task. Nevertheless, it still didn’t attack Li Qiye. It flipped its great tail and swam into the deepest depth of the trench again. It disappeared from sight right away.

The Untethered Vessel slowly rose while continuing forward with a slow speed. Its path was going along the trench as if it has been predetermined.

Li Qiye watched without interfering for he knew that actions were useless. It wouldn’t accept any interference regardless of how powerful the intruders might be because it had deep ties with the Bottomless Trench.

Unless the person was powerful enough to move the entire trench, there was no way of changing the vessel’s trajectory. In fact, this was simply impossible. Even a star plucker or a sun-and-moon crusher wouldn’t be able to move the trench.

The Bottomless Trench was not a simple marine chasm at all.

Li Qiye didn’t wait for the slow vessel. He turned and rushed out of the trench in order to meet up with Ye Tu and Teng Jiwen.

The duo heaved a sigh of relief to see Li Qiye fine and well.

“Young Noble, where is the Archdevil Armored Shark?” Ye Tu asked curiously after seeing Li Qiye returning by himself.

Li Qiye smiled and said: “It has left to go back from whence it came.”

The two of them were slightly puzzled and curious. After spending so much effort to catch the shark, he has released it. They had no clue what Li Qiye wanted to do.

“You will find out later.” Li Qiye told the two of them: “Okay, we’ll go back to the Shallow Beach for now. I have promised that Sunflower geezer to teach something to you. Ye Tu, go back and ask your old men about when I will be able to see the ancestral whale.”

With that, he walked away with the duo right behind him.

“What is that?’ In the next few days, many cultivators were busy catching the needle fish. There were really too many of them; it seemed impossible to catch them all. Because of this, they became less precious.

On this day, a huge shadow slowly surfaced from the bottomless trench. It was a huge marine shuttle slowly inching forward.

In a short time, many people stopped as they watched in a daze as it floated by.

“What is this thing?” The crowd was surprised to see the gigantic shuttle.

These cultivators couldn’t be considered big shots at all. Most of them were ordinary disciples from big and small sects. Some were vagabonds so they knew what this huge shuttle was.

“Seacrossing Shuttle!” Eventually, an old cultivator looking like an old mortal man shouted: “It is the Seacrossing Shuttle in the legends! It is here again!”

“What is this Seacrossing Shuttle?” Other cultivators were still lost after hearing this old man. They have never heard of this name before, let alone knowing what it was about.

“In the legends, the Seacrossing Shuttle can reach the ‘Charming Fragmented-Realm!’”

“Charming Fragmented-Realm…” Dao Attendant Lin and Yan Yanglong from great lineages were astounded to hear this. They finally knew what this ship ahead was.

They turned and left in order to send this message to their sects about the appearance of the shuttle.

  1. Top level of Heavenly King
  2. A widely-used idiom that is hard to duplicate here. Popularized by Justice Bao
  3. Bottomless Trench’s raw is actually Bottomless Marine Trench, but I felt that the sea part was implied already so its left out

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