Birth of the D.S. - Chapter 323: 323. Sea
The blood dispersed in the sea during the battle with the Sea turtle would attract other magical beasts, Noah was sure of it.
‘It’s a pity that the Blood drain spell is only up to the second rank, killing rank 4 beasts is quite easy now.’
The Blood drain spell had helped Noah in shortening the amount of time required for his body to reach the third rank, he held in high regard the mechanism behind such spell.
‘Transforming the blood of an enemy into nourishment for my own body, that sound precisely like a magical beast. It’s a pity, I can’t use it since my level is too high and I don’t even have a body-nourishing method to absorb the energy gathered in that way.’
The Yin body was a rank 4 body-nourishing method, it had brought Noah to the peak of the lower tier of the fourth rank but now it couldn’t be used anymore.
The Yin body was formed, Noah needed a stronger nourishing method if he wanted to resume training his body.
‘It’s not really a problem right now, being in the fourth rank gives enough space for my other centers of power to grow, it doesn’t apply any limitation yet.’
Noah thought about his previous nourishing methods, he knew that obtaining something in the fifth rank wouldn’t be easy, creating a technique from nothing seemed more doable.
After all, who held methods and techniques in the fifth rank?
Only the biggest powerhouses of each nation could hope to see such rare scrolls.
Also, cultivators in the heroic ranks would start to detach themselves from the human species, they would become entities with their individualities.
‘I don’t even know if it’s worth training in a rank 5 method, creating a technique that fits myself would be perfect, but…’
But Noah didn’t have much experience in the training of the body.
The Forging of the Seven Hells didn’t need for Noah to cultivate and the Yin body had already reconstructed his body, Noah was left with no ideas on how to improve.
‘I’ll think about it when the limitations return, my dantian is still in the second rank and I don’t have a rank 3 cultivation technique either. Creating one for it should be easier though, I have already a few ideas.’
Noah had diligently cultivated till that moment, automatizing that procedure as much as he could, it was normal that he felt more experienced in cultivation techniques.
‘Here they come.’
His mental energy detected something approaching from the distance, interrupting his thoughts.
‘A pack of Toxic blowfishes, they are basically worthless for me.’
Noah stood up from the “Breath” blessing and deployed his wings to fly toward the incoming magical beasts.
The blowfishes were only in the second or third rank, they were the first to notice the corpse of the Sea turtle and they immediately began to swim toward it.
The body of a rank 4 creature held an unimaginable amount of “Breath”, it was an irresistible meal for those weak beasts.
However, they were of no use for Noah.
He simply limited himself to fly toward the pack and launch a few fuming wind slashes.
The black smoke devoured the area of the sea where the beasts were swimming, vanquishing the pack in a few instants.
‘Rank 3 beasts are just ants when I use spells.’
That realization made Noah sigh as he returned to the shell to cultivate.
He was a rank 3 mage now, the power of his spells was deadly even for rank 4 creatures, those in the human ranks simply couldn’t hope to survive.
Not even a drop of blood remained in the area where he attacked, the black smoke had even consumed the water where the blowfishes were swimming.
A few minutes later, a pack of Giant seaworms arrived.
Their strongest specimens were in the third rank again so Noah destroyed the whole pack without leaving any trace, he didn’t want the area to become too crowded after all.
‘Finally, something strong.’
About an hour later, a pack of Razor-head dolphins neared the corpse of the Sea turtle.
Those beasts were white and had a sharp vertical fin that grew from the top of their head, it was a hard material used to forge weapons of the water element.
Also, the pack had a rank 4 dolphin at its lead.
Noah didn’t waste time, he directly flew in the air and launched another series of fuming wind slash.
The pack was destroyed almost immediately, with only the leader surviving.
Noah was about to dive toward it in a descending lounge when the beast dove deep into the water, escaping from his reach.
‘I guess it wasn’t that hungry.’
Noah shook his head at that sight and returned to the shell.
The smoke released by his wind slashes had hurt the rank 4 creature, dispersing some of its blood in the sea, creating an even bigger bait for the beasts of the sea.
‘At this pace, I might refill my dantian without gathering any material, maybe this area isn’t that populated.’
The rank 4 dolphin had escaped because it realized the difference in power between it and Noah, its hunger wasn’t that pressing so it had smartly decided to escape.
‘The sea is just as it was described in the academy, huge and filled with threats.’
Noah concluded in his mind.
The magical beasts’ course in the academy had taught him the differences between the land and the sea.
The sea had more magical beasts but was also incredibly huge, the strongest creatures were on its depths, silently absorbing the “Breath” in their solitary slumber.
‘I wonder if there is something on the level of the Albino snake right below me… I still have to uncover the secrets behind the high density of “Breath” in Twilboia cliff too.’
Noah dreamed of the time when he could just barge into that cliff and kill the giant snake that had almost killed him when he still didn’t have a dantian.
‘I’ll be sure to snore on your dead body, damned snake.’
He was forced to interrupt his fantasy since his mental energy sensed three rank 4 creatures swimming at high speed toward him.