Volume 34, Chapter 463.1: Divine Ice Crystal

The cold spring was icy-cold. Its temperature was at least in the negatives. However, the strange thing was that it didn’t freeze up. After entering the spring, Huo Yuhao could clearly sense chilly origin energy rippling through the water. Although such ice-type origin energy didn’t affect him, the chilly aura that it possessed was very pure. No wonder Nan Shuishui claimed that this spring could nourish a human’s body.

The spring was very deep. Huo Yuhao circulated his soul power and sank down. The deeper he went, the lower the temperature became. If it were any other ordinary soul master here, his soul power would be drained very quickly. However, Huo Yuhao wasn’t affected at all. His martial soul was even being nourished.

The lights around also started to dim. However, this didn’t affect Huo Yuhao at all even though the darkness and cold would have greatly affected a soul master of the same rank as him.

Although his spiritual power couldn’t reach as far in the water, it was already very strong. Apart from the fact that it extended at a slower speed, Huo Yuhao wasn’t drained much in this aspect either.

The deeper he went, the faster his spiritual power extended downward. Even the Earthdragon Sect wasn’t clear on what was going on down below. Of course, Huo Yuhao had to be cautious to keep himself from getting into any trouble.

Nan Shuishui had told Huo Yuhao that this spring was around thirty meters deep. At the very bottom, even a Soul Douluo like her wouldn’t be able to resist it. The cave was located at around a depth of between thirty to thirty-five meters.

However, Huo Yuhao sensed that the depth of this spring didn’t seem to be only thirty meters. When he was thirty meters down, he felt a very strong surge of cold. It felt as if it were coming the bottom, just below where the strong surge of cold originated from. However, he discovered that the mouth of the spring seemed to be down there at the bottom. The mouth was very large – a person could get through it. Huo Yuhao could sense a strong, deep-blue color using his Spiritual Detection. This showed how cold it was down there.

He was very curious about this spring mouth. The colder a place was, the better it was for him to cultivate his Ultimate Ice soul power. To him, it felt very similar to the Icefire Yin Yang Well. This was something that he hadn’t expected at all.

However, Huo Yuhao needed to breathe even though he wasn’t affected by the cold and darkness. Even though he could hold his breath for a long time, he couldn’t do it forever.

Let me find the cave opening first.

As he thought, Huo Yuhao continued to use his soul power to control his body as he dived down.

Very soon, he was at a depth of twenty-five meters. His diving speed was much quicker than the ancestors of the Earthdragon Sect. After all, he didn’t have to protect himself from the cold.

The walls around the spring were cold and slippery. Touching them was like touching Manifold Mysterious Ice. As Huo Yuhao dived down, he kept on searching for the cave opening.

This cave was rumored to exist naturally. It was originally not a well, but the natural mouth of a spring. After the Earthdragon Sect gained control of this place, they built a well specifically for it. This was why they designed mechanisms when they first constructed the well. If one wasn’t the leader of the Earthdragon Sect, it was very difficult to find these mechanisms.

Huo Yuhao followed the walls and felt his way to the cave opening. With the help of his spiritual power, he quickly located a bulge. Normally, one would press down on such a bulge when they felt it. However, the Earthdragon Sect designed it in the reverse. Huo Yuhao grabbed hold of that bulge and pulled it up. He used more than forty percent of his soul power before the bulge moved up slightly.

After this, he turned around and swam to the wall on the other side. He felt an ordinary dent on it. This dent didn’t exist previously. It only appeared after he meddled with the bulge earlier.

He pressed hard on the dent, and a soft ‘za za’ sound was heard. Huo Yuhao returned to the bulge and pressed it down this time. He pressed it all the way down until it disappeared.

The entire wall started to shake slightly. Huo Yuhao turned around, and saw a door that could only fit a single person slowly opening.

The weird thing was that there was a strong surge of cold as the door slowly opened. Even Huo Yuhao could sense a tinge of chill, though he possessed an Ultimate Ice martial soul.

What a low temperature! Huo Yuhao was in great awe, and focused his attention on it.

The door slowly opened, and Huo Yuhao rushed forward.

It was clearly a cold spring outside. However, this door seemed to possess some magical force. Not a drop of the cold spring water seeped past it. Even as Huo Yuhao entered, the cold spring water was filtered from his body. He instantly became very dry.

As he was dried, he felt an extreme sense of chill sweep over him.

Gusts of chilly air carried visible icy elements that surged towards Huo Yuhao’s body. However, it was a pity that they were stopped by Huo Yuhao’s Ice Empress’ Armor. Not only did they not cause him any harm, but they even stimulated Huo Yuhao’s Ultimate Ice soul power.

Even though Huo Yuhao was using his Ice Empress right now, he could still sense the situation in the cavern using his spiritual power.

This cavern couldn’t be considered very large. It was filled with unknown mineral stones, and the temperature was very low. It was similar to the Extreme Chill Icespring. Its temperature was comparable. If Huo Yuhao’s abilities were still at the level they were when he had first encountered the Extreme Chill Icespring, he wouldn’t be able to bear such a low temperature.

He didn’t rush to venture in. He only carefully observed his surroundings at the cave opening. At the same time, the Ice Empress started calling out in his spiritual sea.

Although it was unknown what kind of ice-type treasure belonged here, it was clear that such an extreme level of cold wouldn’t exist for no reason. Even at the core of the Extreme North, the temperature wasn’t so low!

Jade-green lights flashed, brightening their surroundings. The Ice Empress silently appeared beside Huo Yuhao. The light from her body lit up everything around them. Huo Yuhao was immediately stunned.

Huo Yuhao wasn’t the only one who was stunned. The Ice Empress was also stunned.

The cavern looked extremely beautiful as it was lit up by the Ice Empress’ jade-green light. It almost seemed surreal. The entire cavern was formed using all types of crystals. These crystals were jade-blue, but it was likely that the Ice Empress’ jade-green light had affected their color a little. They should, in fact, be deep-blue in color.

These crystals were smooth and transparent. They looked ethereally beautiful under the jade-green light. Their beauty was almost indescribable. It was as if Huo Yuhao and the Ice Empress had entered an immortal realm.

The ground, walls and ceiling were filled with such crystals. They varied greatly, and were all glowing brightly. The different intensities of the jade-blue crystals brightened the cavern such that every minor detail could be clearly observed.

Huo Yuhao was in awe as he asked, “Ice Empress, what is this?” 

The Ice Empress was a little stunned as she looked at everything around her. After this, her figure flashed before she drifted away. Although she existed as a Spirit and a spiritual entity, her affinity with the ice element was still very strong. She could sense that the chill in the cavern was surging towards her as she flew out. After this, the chill started to revolve around her.

“This, this seems like the legendary Manifold Mysterious Ice Cavern. How is this possible? Why is there such a place here? God! This is unbelievable.” The Ice Empress’ voice seemed to have turned hysterical. It was Huo Yuhao’s first time seeing her so shocked.

“No, no, this isn’t the Manifold Mysterious Ice Cavern yet. This is the Divine Ice Crystal that accompanies the Manifold Mysterious Ice Cavern. There are so many Divine Ice Crystals here. I’m sure the Manifold Mysterious Ice Cavern exists here. This is too unbelievable. How is it possible that such a place exists in the human world?”

The Ice Empress appeared to have gone a little crazy as she kept on dancing in the cavern. The light from her body lit up the entire cavern.

The cavern couldn’t be considered very large. It was only thirty meters in length, but Huo Yuhao could sense that there were streaks of light blue mist revolving around the Ice Empress as she flew within the cavern. Even he was in awe of the extremely low temperature of these streaks of mist.

Such a low temperature was completely unimaginable.

The Ice Empress flew for a good fifteen minutes before she stopped. Huo Yuhao breathed in the cold air and felt as if he had to circulate his Ultimate Ice soul power to dispel the chill. This meant that the cold here even surpassed his Ultimate Ice. It was close to absolute zero.

“Yuhao, how did you find this place? How did you find it?” The Ice Empress quickly regained her awareness and returned to Huo Yuhao. She grabbed his shoulders. Apart from the look of excitement on her face, she was also greatly sentimental.

“An elder brought me here. It’s the location of their sect. What’s wrong, Ice Empress? What’s the Manifold Mysterious Ice Cavern? And the Divine Ice Crystal?”

The Ice Empress took in a deep breath and tried to calm her emotions. She said, “The Manifold Mysterious Ice Cavern is an ice-type ultimate place. Let me give you an example. If the Snow Empress and I could have found the Manifold Mysterious Ice Cavern before we become your Spirits, we wouldn't have needed to find any way to achieve a breakthrough. Our abilities would have been able to overcome any bottleneck we faced. In the near future, we would have definitely been able to challenge Di Tian.”

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