A fifth level savage beast’s strength was equal to that of a Human tribe Monk in the Fish-dragon Realm.
A warrior in the Heaven Realm would get 1,000 military merits for killing a fifth level savage beast, even if it was the weakest one.
That night Zhang Ruochen and Huang Yanchen rode on the ship and sailed toward the middle of the Xixuan Sea.
Thick black clouds shielded the moon. The whole world seemed to be covered with a layer of black cloth. Nothing could be seen.
A fierce cold wind was blowing on the sea. It raised huge waves. The ship was lifted dozens of meters up, and sunk down to the bottom of the waves. Up and down, up and down, it seemed to rush to the bottom of the sea.
Huang Yanchen released her Celestial Bodyshield. She held the sword and leaned against the mast. She displayed a dignified look on her beautiful face.
She stared at the black sea with her blue eyes. “No wonder no one dares to enter the depth of the Xixuan Sea. The natural environment in the middle of the sea has been so terrible, warriors below the Heaven Realm couldn’t survive at all if they came here.”
Zhang Ruochen stood straight on the deck with his eyes closed. He regulated his inner Genuine Qi and held the balance of the ship.
Suddenly, his ears moved. He heard a low and bizarre cry coming from the bottom of the water.
The voice was getting closer and closer. It seemed that a giant creature was rushing toward the ship at a rapid pace.
The Abyss Ancient Sword on Zhang Ruochen’s back sensed the dangerous aura. It trembled violently and let out a piercing sword sound.
With a whoosh, it flew out from its sheath, dragging out a long sword radiance. It turned into a bright light and rushed deep into the sea.
A red Huge Python rushed out of the water and opened its mouth wide, letting out a deafening roar. The wind and waves grew more intense.
Its body was as thick as a millstone. It lurched up, exposing half of its body, which was more than 100 meters long. The scales all over its body were as big as cattail leaves and emitted red light. It was like the armor of a unicorn made of red gold.
There was a blood hole in the Huge Python’s body, a sword wound left by the Abyss Ancient Sword.
The Abyss Ancient Sword revolved around for one full circle before it flew back. It landed in Zhang Ruochen’s hand.
He held the sword with one hand and stared at the giant creature. He landed his eyes on the top of its head.
He saw that there was a flame-like crest on the top of its head. It was like a magic lantern in the darkness. It dimmed the surrounding area and shone red. The sea water below and the clouds above were all as red as blood.
It was not a Huge Python, it was a red dragon.
Zhang Ruochen’s face grew serious. He said to Huang Yanchen, “Before I came to the Xuanwu Primitive World, I read a book. It said that an savage beast called the redcloud python lives in the Xixuan Sea. They are as intelligent as humans and can bring wind and rain. They are fifth level savage beasts. Even the weakest redcloud python can be on par with Monks at the Third Change of the Fish-dragon Realm. You have to be careful.”
Huang Yanchen pulled out her sword and held it in hand. She regulated all her Genuine Qi and was ready to fight.
The redcloud python strengthened its body. It said loudly, “Extraterritorial human, you know that the Xixuan Sea is our territory. Yet you dare to break in. Are you looking to meet your death?”
The redcloud python bent its body. It stretched out a giant red claw and attacked toward the ship.
If other soldiers of Primitive World had been on the ship, they would have definitely been killed by the redcloud python with its one claw.
But this redcloud python was most unfortunate. Its opponent was Zhang Ruochen.
As its claw struck down, golden Dragon Scales appeared on Zhang Ruochen’s body. They grew into a pair of dragon wings and he dashed out. He struck out a Dragon and Elephant Prajna Palm and attacked the redcloud python’s claw.
“Nine-folds of the Elephant Power!”
Zhang Ruochen was like an ant compared to the redcloud python.
However, he struck out a palm with all his strength. The strength it exposed was more powerful than the redcloud python and sent it flying.
Zhang Ruochen continued the triumphant pursuit. He held the Abyss Ancient Sword in hand, exposed the power of the Holy Weapon and slashed. It hit the redcloud python in the neck.
The Abyss Ancient Sword was very sharp. No matter how hard the redcloud python’s armor was, it could not fend it off. It quickly pierced through the layer of hard scales. The creature spat out blood.
The redcloud python was chopped in half.
With a bang, the giant headless dragon fell down and dropped into the sea. An endless stream of blood gushed out.
Zhang Ruochen held the giant head with one hand and landed on the ship. He took out the Auspicious Vase and threw it to Huang Yanchen. He said, “Senior sister apprentice, collect the flood dragon blood.”
Huang Yanchen grabbed the Auspicious Vase, standing on her tiptoes. Her tender body flew up lightly. She landed on the redcloud python’s dead body in the sea and started to collect its blood.
Although flood dragon blood was not as good as Dragon’s Blood, it was a very precious Treasured Body Refining Medicine. Many powerful Saint families would like to pay good money for it.
Zhang Ruochen put the giant head on the deck. He said to himself, “This redcloud python was pretty much as powerful as a warrior at the Third Change of the Fish-dragon Realm. I should get 10,000 military merits.”
For a warrior who wanted to be on the Heaven Board, the more powerful the indigenous creatures he killed, the more military merits he would get.
Certainly, the way of calculating military merits for a warrior who wanted to be on the Heaven Board was much different from that of soldiers of Primitive World.
Generally speaking, a warrior in the Heaven Realm who could kill a creature of the Third Change of the Fish-dragon Realm was very close to a human’s strength limit. Once he succeeded, he got 100,000 military merits.
The reward for killing a indigenous creature at the Fourth Change in the Fish-dragon Realm was two hundred thousand military merits.
The reward for killing a indigenous creature at the Fifth Change of the Fish-dragon Realm was 300,000 military merits.
A warrior in the Heaven Realm who could kill a creature in the Third Change of the Fish-dragon Realm was a one in a million God’s favored son. Only warriors in the top 50 could do that.
Why did one only get 200,000 military merits for killing a savage beast at the Fourth Change of the Fish-dragon Realm?
It was because the nature of being in the Ultimate Realm of the Heaven Realm was to sacrifice.
Killing a savage beast was a sacrifice to the gods. Only when the number of sacrifices met the gods’ requirement could it attract the Chord of Gods and reached the Ultimate Realm.
Certainly, if the warrior wanted to be in the Ultimate Realm of the Heaven Realm, he could focus entirely on the savage beasts in the Third Change of the Fish-dragon Realm and kill them to quicken the accumulation of military merits.
However, the Battlefield of the Primitive World was a different situation. You couldn’t simply come across indigenous creatures at the Third Change of the Fish-dragon Realm as you wished. With any carelessness, you might run into indigenous creatures at the Seventh Change of the Fish-dragon Realm or even Half-Saint Class.
A warrior who wanted to reach the Ultimate Realm of the Heaven Realm had to slaughter all living beings and kill thousands of indigenous superiors. Only by using their blood to sacrifice to the gods could there be an extremely small opportunity to succeed.
Zhang Ruochen knew very clearly that the obstacle of reaching the Ultimate Realm of the Heaven Realm was not just the savage beasts, but also the human power of the Kunlun’s Field.
Others would never allow him to reach the Ultimate Realm. When he was close to the Ultimate Realm, there would be many people who wanted to stop and kill him.
Gathering his thoughts, Zhang Ruochen stared at the crest on the redcloud python’s head.
The crest emitted red light. From afar, it looked like an ancient lamp with magic power.
Up close, it was very large with a diameter of more than a meter. It was like a red flower with three leaves. It was glittering and translucent, as if it was artwork carved by blood jade.
This crest was called the Bloodcrown Mushroom.
Its importance exceeded even the brain of the redcloud python.
The redcloud python owed its intelligence and ability to communicate with people mostly to this crest.
If a warrior ate it, it could improve his Spiritual Power.
Huang Yanchen had already collected the redcloud python’s blood, scales and Spiritual Brawn. She had returned to the ship.
Zhang Ruochen said quickly, “Senior sister apprentice Yanchen, eat the Redcrown Mushroom, it should improve your Spiritual Power to 30th level.”
He could see that her Spiritual Power was currently at twenty-eighth level.
Huang Yanchen looked at the crest on the head of flood dragon. She said, “Redcrown Mushroom is a Spiritual Dose to increase the Spiritual Power. You need it more than I do.”
Zhang Ruochen shook his head and smiled. “My Spiritual Power has reached 42nd level. A Redcrown Mushroom won’t improve my Spiritual Power much. It would be much more useful for you.”
Zhang Ruochen had calculated that one needed at least 30 Redcrown Mushrooms of this level to improve his Spiritual Power to 43rd level.
He would have to kill at least 30 redcloud pythond at the Third Change of the Fish-dragon Realm to improve his Spiritual Power one level.
It was not easy to find 30 redcloud pythons in the vast sea.
Huang Yanchen nodded and didn’t refuse further. She said, “Well, the Redcrown Mushroom is mine. Then the Dragon Pearl is yours.”
Huang Yanchen took out a bloody fist-sized pearl and gave it to Zhang Ruochen.
Zhang Ruochen touched the Dragon Pearl. He felt an enormous power coming from it.
The dragon’s body was full of Spiritual Doses.
The Redcrown Mushroom could improve the Spiritual Power. The Dragon Pearl could enhance physical quality and increase cultivation.
Zhang Ruochen’s cultivation was at the Intermediate Stage of the Completion of the Heaven Realm. If he refined the Dragon Pearl, he could most probably reach the late stage of the Completion of the Heaven Realm and increase his strength even more.
Zhang Ruochen was just about to put the Dragon Pearl away, when suddenly, his arm stopped and his face changed. He listened carefully and heard the strange sound coming from the water again.
It was the sound of a dragon.
And this time the dragon’s roar was more intense and louder. It came from all directions.