Cultivation: Start From Simplifying Martial Arts Techniques - Chapter 455
Chapter 455: Genesis
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
“How much longer until we can sail out of this fog?” someone anxiously inquired of Zheng Chuanwen.
Although there were not many casualties on the ship at this moment, the process had been too terrifying, and no one wanted to become the next victim. Only by leaving this layer of fog could they escape this perilous situation.
“We’re already sailing at full speed, but this fog is too thick. It will take at least three more hours to leave,” Zheng Chuanwen replied solemnly.
“Three hours? How many people will die here in that time!” someone nearby exclaimed in a hushed voice.
“Don’t meditate, don’t fall asleep, keep an eye on each other. That might help us avoid further losses,” Zheng Chuanwen said with a furrowed brow.
The people around didn’t press Zheng Chuanwen for more answers because such inquiries held little meaning. The ship could only sail so fast, and the remaining time was simply what it was. Even if they encountered another attack from sea monsters along the way, it would only extend their journey.
At this moment, the people around were frightened but had not yet reached the point of losing their sanity, so they could still control the anger that arose from their fear.
However, this control was fragile, and if a few more people died in front of them, chaos would be instantaneous.
Chen Fei stood in the corner of the deck, his gaze scanning the surroundings, taking in the expressions of all the people around him.
These are the various states of beings, especially when faced with danger. Helplessness, fear, an urgent desire to escape a dangerous place, but unfortunately, the powerlessness to do so.
Even those in the Aperture Tempering realm seemed no different from ordinary people. Perhaps their mental fortitude was much stronger, but sometimes, mental fortitude couldn’t change certain facts.
In the end, martial artists were simply individuals with special abilities. But when the strength within their bodies couldn’t ward off imminent danger, their emotions were no different from ordinary people.
To avoid this situation, the only way was to continually enhance one’s strength, to have enough power to confront these dangers.
Chen Fei glanced around, then lowered his head and stopped looking.
That thing would surely continue to prey on the people here. Not meditating, not sleeping, indeed, it was a method of resistance. But sometimes, falling asleep might not be something you could decide for yourself.
Time slowly passed, and on the deck, everyone remained tense, their gazes constantly scanning the surroundings, fearing that some danger might suddenly appear.
The atmosphere was heavy, and no one spoke. Everyone was waiting for the ship to sail out of the fog.
In the blink of an eye, half an hour had passed, and the people on the deck were unharmed, but the sound of the waves around them echoed in their ears.
Some people’s eyes had begun to redden, the prolonged mental strain had greatly depleted the strength within their bodies.
Suddenly, a strange sound echoed on the deck, causing everyone’s hearts to tremble. They instinctively turned to look and saw three individuals tightly closing their eyes, their bodies convulsing with great effort.
The eyelids of the three individuals kept trembling, as if they were trying hard to open them, but no matter how hard they tried, their eyes remained shut. Grotesque expressions appeared on the faces of the three, accompanied by eerie, disconcerting sounds echoing lowly on the deck.
The sound was seemingly quiet, but in this moment, it felt like a nightmare, startling everyone as they continuously retreated, as if they might be dragged into hell by mere contact.
Some people’s bodies trembled slightly because, just a moment ago, they had clearly seen those three individuals with wide-open eyes, vigilantly observing their surroundings, and they hadn’t been asleep at all.
In this situation, no one could possibly fall asleep.
But in the next moment, the attack fell upon the three individuals. Perhaps it was just a blink of an eye, but their eyes could no longer open.
As everyone kept moving backward, a figure flickered and landed in front of one of the individuals, pressing a finger onto their forehead.
Chen Fei’s hair fluttered in the wind, and the sensation coming from the individual’s forehead remained frenzied and chaotic, yet strangely exhilarating.
The mental power in Chen Fei’s core soul energy began to activate the Dream Entry Technique. Compared to other mental techniques, the way the Dream Entry Technique operated was drastically different.
However, it was precisely this stark difference that gave rise to the miraculous effects of the Dream Entry Technique.
Chen Fei slowly closed his eyes and then opened them again, finding himself standing within a thick fog. In all directions, there was nothing visible, and an incredibly desolate feeling suddenly permeated his heart.
Chen Fei looked into the distance, and in a moment of confusion, it seemed like there were fleeting figures moving around. However, upon closer inspection, he realized that there was nothing at all in the depths of the fog. “Chen Fei, my Zhang family nurtured you to give your all, not to engage in deceit and sell elixirs in the black market. What crime have you committed?” A stern voice suddenly came from behind. Chen Fei turned to see a woman glaring at him, and it was none other than Zhang Sinan, the eldest daughter of the Zhang family in Pingyin County.
An inexplicable feeling of fear and dread surged in Chen Fei’s heart, an urge to flee overwhelmed him, and thoughts of escaping involuntarily surfaced in his mind, even a desire to act hastily.
“Why didn’t you take me with you when you left Pingyin County? I treated you well, and this is how you repay me?” Beside Zhang Sinan, the figure of Zeng Defang appeared, and in his gaze directed at Chen Fei, there was bitterness and resentment.
“Old Zeng!” Chen Fei looked at Zeng Defang, his expression slightly wavering.
Back in Pingyin County, Chen Fei’s cultivation was too low, only at the Flesh Tempering realm. This level of cultivation made self-defense extremely challenging. Moreover, at that time, Zeng Defang was severely injured, had a family to support, and was a prominent alchemist, surrounded by a rebel group. Chen Fei was completely powerless to help.
Facing Zeng Defang, Chen Fei didn’t harbor any feelings of regret. The situation back then was truly beyond Chen Fei’s ability to change. Human limitations were real, which was why Chen Fei continuously sought to improve his own cultivation.
Because Chen Fei didn’t want to experience a situation where he wanted to protect someone but lacked the ability and could only watch the outcome helplessly.
Just like a year ago on Primordial Water Island, if Chen Fei hadn’t reached the pinnacle of the Aperture Tempering realm in his cultivation, the final outcome would have been entirely different.
“Chen Fei, why did you kill me? We’ve never met before. What right do you have to kill me?” A sharp shout came from behind Chen Fei, and a chilling aura filled the surroundings, as if it wanted to squeeze people’s hearts tightly, even crush them.
However, this time, Chen Fei didn’t turn around because Zeng Defang had appeared, and the fluctuating emotions had returned to calm.
“So this is your method of manipulating others’ emotions!” Chen Fei whispered.
Chen Fei’s voice wasn’t originally loud, but as his words fell, this sentence grew louder and louder in the surrounding area. In the fog, some were about to emerge, but now they were all halted in their tracks by Chen Fei’s voice.
“Tions… tions… tions…”
The last syllable in Chen Fei’s sentence became increasingly exaggerated, and its range of propagation expanded. Zhang Sinan and Zeng Defang, like bubbles, shattered instantly.
Not only them, but the other figures in the fog also shattered with the fluctuation of the sound.
Chen Fei turned to look around, a sword radiance appearing in his hand, which he casually swung.
If it were before he obtained the Dream Entry Technique, facing the power of this dreamlike realm, Chen Fei estimated that he could only rely on his mental power to confront it head-on. But now, Chen Fei had a better method.
As if creating heaven and earth, the sword radiance that Chen Fei casually waved sliced through the surrounding fog into countless fragments. Chen Fei’s gaze turned toward the distance, and the sword radiance in his hand suddenly burst with dazzling brilliance, transforming into a beam of light that shot forward.
A piercing sound echoed in Chen Fei’s ears, and the dark environment around him vibrated violently. The next moment, Chen Fei found himself back on the deck.
The people around him were still retreating, and so much had happened in the dream, but in reality, less than a moment had passed.
A moment in a dream could span centuries, making the time disparity between the dream and reality extremely dramatic.
The trembling figures of the people in front of Chen Fei suddenly returned to calm, but they had lost all their strength and slumped to the ground. The other two individuals in the distance were in the same condition.
They hadn’t died, but their vital energy had been severely damaged.
The other people around were astonished as they watched Chen Fei. They hadn’t expected that Chen Fei would actually save these three individuals. Without making any visible movements, Chen Fei had abruptly halted the transformation of the three individuals into skin and bones.
Several dozen miles away.
Dai Yuqiu held a Feng Shui compass in her hand, and suddenly her expression changed slightly as the Feng Shui compass in her hand began to spin violently. “What’s wrong?” Du Guman sensed Dai Yuqiu’s change and asked in a low voice. “That monster is injured!” Dai Yuqiu replied.
”Oh? Has someone beaten us to it and found the monster?” Du Guman’s eyebrows furrowed.
In order to slay this monster, Du Guman had waited for nearly a year, as the monster would also disappear when the fog dissipated. If someone had beaten her to it and killed the monster, it would mean that she had wasted all this time.
“No, it’s not that,” Dai Yuqiu said, sensing the information transmitted by the Feng Shui compass. “Someone used a special method to injure the monster from a distance. The monster is now furious and will probably come back for revenge.”
“How does that affect us?” Du Guman’s expression relaxed slightly when she heard that the monster hadn’t been found by others.
“We can use this to truly find the hiding place of the monster!” Dai Yuqiu’s face couldn’t help but show a hint of a smile. She really wanted to thank the person who had helped her so much. Otherwise, she might have spent several days, or even dozens of days, spinning around in this fog before possibly discovering the monster’s hiding place.
In this way, Chen Fei had saved who knows how much time and energy.
On the Zheng family’s ship.
The people around were somewhat curious as they watched Chen Fei. Just as someone was about to approach and inquire about Chen Fei, he lifted his head and looked to the right.
There, the fog stretched endlessly, and nothing could be seen in the white expanse.
But Chen Fei could sense that the power of the dream was surging in a peculiar manner, coming towards them..