The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 293
Chapter 293: End of the Line
“Everyone, this ship is sinking right now!” The captain of the ship hollered to the panicking passengers.
“There was a massive explosion in the kitchen that made a hole underneath the ship. Seawater had already entered, so it will sink now!”
“Oh no.” Fang Lin remembered that this merchant ship was mostly composed of only mortals. The strongest practitioners here were some Third Stage Guards and practitioners like Fang Lin.
But even they will not be able to swim through the ship safely.
The sea they were crossing in was relatively safe if they were in a ship. This was according to an agreement done with the sea creatures leaving in the sea.
As long as the one who crossed the seas were in a ship that was not meant to hurt them, the sea creatures will not make a preemptive attack.
But once the seas were ventured in some other ways, the sea creatures will have the freedom to attack the hapless travelers.
That means that once this ship sinks, Fang Lin and his co-passengers will be the sea’s food.
The captain seemed to have noticed this dilemma as he tried to calm down the panicking passengers.
“Do not worry everyone, this ship had some lifeboats, enough for all of us. So if you can just politely-”
“Boss!” One stricken-looking crew member ran towards the captain as he said,
“All the lifeboats were destroyed too!”
“What the hell?” Fang Lin thought angrily as he saw Lin Xiang among the huddling crowd. He had that sly smile on his face as he seemingly jeered to the ship’s passengers.
Fang Lin had no doubt that Lin Xiang also had a hand on destroying those lifeboats.
“Oh no, we are so f**ed! The captain’s wails were then overwhelmed by a powerful roar that hit the ship from underneath.
The ship, which was already unstable from its flooding insides, began to sway faster because of that roar.
The captain paled after hearing this voice as he muttered with a voice full of despair,
“That’s a King Hydra waiting from below!”
“This is bad!” Everyone from the ship thought. Their ship was not yet sinking, yet a sea monster was already there waiting for them. And it’s a King Hydra of all things!
A King Hydra was an Eight-headed serpent-like creature that lives in the watery areas. What makes the King Hydra dangerous was its complete dominion on hydrokinesis!
This King Hydra was the only one that lives on the depths of the sea on the planet Thrae. But even if it was just alone, this King Hydra was a terror that no lone travelers wanted to meet!
Fang Lin peered below the ship, and there he saw the whole body of the King Hydra lying in wait. Since the ship has not sunk yet, it still could not attack.
But once the passengers were all gone, the King Hydra will immediately swoop in and have a sumptuous dinner.
“If Fang XIngwei was just here…” Fang Lin heard his master Wang Hao muttering beside him. Fang Xingwei was Multi-Headed Hydra, and the grade of her bloodline will allow her to easily suppress this King Hydra.
But Wang Hao did not bring her with him, opting to bring Thea instead. As for the reason for that, Fang Lin was too lazy to ask.
Thea was slumbering in Wang Hao’s room earlier, but now she was with the two of them.
Some of the passengers started crying, knowing that they were almost doomed. As for the hired guards, they did not do anything since they all knew what the strength of the hydra was.
This King Hydra was at the Law Soul Stage!
With its innate hydrokinesis and its water laws, this Hydra was a creature worthy to be feared!
“That damn Lin Xiang! Is this how he wanted to orchestrate his assassination? By killing all of us?” Fang Lin thought angrily as he crumpled the second paper slip that he received.
That paper slip read,
IF A MONSTER COMES NEAR THE SHIP, TRY TO GET ITS ATTENTION. THIS IS THE DIVERSION THAT WILL DISTRACT THE TARGET. IF THE TARGET DIES AFTER THIS, YOU WILL GET THE ANTIDOTE.
“The hell? This is all just a distraction?” Fang Lin started to fume as he mused about Lin Xiang’s commandments.
The first command of Lin Xiang must have been a testing phase, to test how effective he was. The second command on the other hand was the start of the real deal.
And he had to be the ‘fish’ bait of all things!
“Since you want a distraction, then I will give you a distraction!”
But instead of the normal diversion, Fang Lin decided to let it all out in full glory.
Of course he could not use the abilities that might reveal his identity. But even with that limitation, Fang Lin still had many choices on what he can use.
“Haa!!!” Fang Lin’s pudgy body suddenly changed as it increased in size. His body became longer and longer that it was able to dwarf even the huge silhouette of the King Hydra.
Everyone’s eyes, including Wang Hao’s, widened as they watched what was happening to Fang Lin. They saw how his limbs all disappeared as he became a creature with one long, undulating body.
“Raaarrr!” Right now, Fang Lin was transformed into an extremely long serpent with an extremely large mouth. His body was covered with dark scales as his sleek tail wrapped around the capsizing ship.
He looked like an extremely large snake who just woke up from a long slumber.
This was the Snake Form of his Twelve Essence Martial Arts, the Bakunawa or the Moon-Eating Serpent!
Fang Lin originally wanted to use the Multi-Headed Hydra for the Snake Form, but he refrained after seeing the difficulty in using it.
“A Divine Beast Bloodline Holder…..” Fang Xiushang muttered as he stared at Fang Lin with his mouth wide open. He did not expect that this man who will lead him to Fang Lin was actually hiding this type of power!
“Tsk. This is bad!” Lin Xiang paled as he ordered his partners to escape. “He was actually this powerful! Damn actor!”
Lin Xiang was now cursing Fang Lin with that perfect acting of his earlier.
After all, how could Lin Xiang expect that the almost teary-eyed merchant that he was bullying earlier was actually a Divine Beast in disguise!
“Woooh….” Fang Lin did not let these three off. He opened his wide mouth and started to suck the air around him.
The devouring force that he exerted was so great that Lin Xiang and his two partners were not able to escape at all.
The passengers could only watch as Lin Xiang and the two girls with him entered the Moon-Eating Serpent’s mouth.
“That should shut this prick up for forever.” Fang Lin thought to himself smugly.
The King Hydra underneath wailed as it felt terror at seeing Fang Lin.
“Hehehe, I really like the power of this beast….” Fang Lin thought happily as he mused about the Moon-Eating Serpent.
That name was conceived when the first Moon-Eating Serpent tried to devour a moon when it was still young.
The witnesses who saw this were all terrified by what they saw, that they decided to call it as the ‘Moon-Eater’.
That young Moon-Eating Serpent was able to devour that moon because of its innate power, the Devouring Power.
Just like what the name states, this divine beast has the power to devour stuff.
But this devouring power of the Moon-Eating Serpent has some rules set on it too.
First, only matter can be devoured the Moon-Eating Serpent. Anything else like energy cannot be devoured by the Moon-Eating Serpent.
Second, the amount of the matter that the Moon-Eating Serpent can swallow depends on its level of power.
Third, the Moon-Eating Serpent will get stronger the more matter it devours.
Fourth, if the Moon-Eating Serpent devours a living creature, it can obtain all the memories that the living creature had.
This means that all the memories of Lin Xiang and his partners will be available to Fang Lin.
That might sound powerful, but there was a much more ridiculous devourer than the Moon-Eating Serpent.
That creature was called Greed, a Godly Divine Beast who can gain a portion of the abilities of the living creatures that it devours.
There were even some records telling about the rivalry between these two beasts.
“Hehehe, since I devoured that prick now, I can read his memories! Hah, this feels satisfying!” Fang Lin thought as he bared his mouth to the King Hydra.
“Hiss!!!” The King Hydra shot back as it felt its anger burning.
It was just about to have its snack on its territory, and now a large serpent interrupted it.
This large serpent even had the gal to eat three people in front of the King Hydra!
Talk about a great humiliation!
“Hisss!!!” The seawater churned as the King Hydra rose out of the sea. All of its eight heads were looking at Fang Lin with hostility.
Fang Lin and the King Hydra just stared at each other while they tried to look intimidating. Fang Lin kept a tight hold on the ship as he stared at the King Hydra mockingly.
The surroundings trembled as the seawater turned into massive spears that pierced towards Fang Lin!