Sunday, 27 May 2018

Chapter 314 the world under the lake.

   Chapter 314 the world under the lake.
“Bubbles popping sounds….”
   
Countless bubbles appeared on the surface of the lake like the lake was boiled.
   
The insect seemed to hate water innately, this type of feeling came from its body's instinct which Chu Yunsheng had no control over with. It was just like humans are not adapted to extremely cold weather or hot weather. 

White worm attached itself to Elder Golden’s shell, and Elder Golden began to float towards the surface of the water after it sunk for a short distance. Perhaps its body size provided it much greater buoyancy than other insects, so it was the first one reaching the surface of the water, then the next one was Elder Purple, then Little Green...
 
However Chu Yunsheng, Dumb Insect, and little Red were still sinking...
   
Especially Chu Yunsheng, its insect’s body has not reached the second form yet, and its body was relatively small than other insects, but its weight almost the same as Dumb Insect. 
 
Comparing to him, those mice were indeed the most resilient animal on earth, even if they were in the water, they still had the ability to swim towards the surface of the lake. 

Soon, Chu Yunsheng noticed that apart from rocks, there were nothing around him, even the Dumb insect and Little Red also swum to the surface. But Chu Yunsheng was still sinking and sinking.
   
Suddenly he felt strange waves coming from below. However, his sight was strangely restricted in the water like a human, he could barely see anything within 30 meters radius. Anything further than that no matter how hard he tried to detect it, he just could not see anything.
   
The waves in the water were getting more and more intense and rapid, suddenly many strange fishes appeared in his sight one by one. They have a big head and sharp teeth, huge eyes and its body was almost as big as a human. They were like those deep sea fish but much uglier than that.
   
What was scarier was that there were not just a few of them, there was a huge crowd of them swimming fast towards Chu Yunsheng.
   
Chu Yunsheng was startled, he began to swing his claws and legs quickly attempting to run away, However, his action was useless. The shoal of fish took a big turn when it was about to reach him. They were swimming around Chu Yunsheng trying to locate his weak spot. A few seconds later, they suddenly flocked towards him again, this time, Chu Yunsheng was completely swallowed up in the shoal of fish.   

While some fish in the shoal was trying to tear Chu Yunsheng shell apart using their sharp mouth, many fish just constantly slammed themselves into Chu Yunsheng, pushing him deeper and deeper into the lake even faster.
   
Those fish did not seem to have any water energy, but their sharp teeth were as powerful as insect’s claw. Within a few seconds, many scratches appeared on Chu Yunsheng’s shell.
   
But Chu Yunsheng’s claws and legs were not useless, as long as he caught the strange fish, the fish would instantly split into half by him.
   
He gave up defending himself completely and only focusing on attacking. In fact, he couldn't defend himself at all. There were too many of them, all he could do was to try to reduce their number.
   
The smell of blood began to spread in the water quickly. The strange fish was very agile in the water, it would cost Chu Yunsheng a lot of energy to just kill one of them.   

Chu Yunsheng felt sharp pain everywhere on his body, but he still could not stop attacking. He had to reduce their number, this was the only way to save himself. Suddenly, all the fish around him scattered away in panic.
   
They were running away from something!
   
Chu Yunsheng did not believe that his attack would scare them away. There must be something else! He thought.

But where was it?

The fish swam away, but Chu Yunsheng was still sinking. Suddenly he noticed a big shadow that roughly three times bigger than a golden shell insect swum over his head. In the next second, all the fish that attacked Chu Yunsheng earlier was swallowed by it. Fortunately, the strange monster swam away after it engulfed the shoal of fish.     

But Chu Yunsheng was still sinking, and the water pressure started to increase. Chu Yunsheng felt that his entire body was squeezed together harder and harder as he sank deeper and deeper. If it were an ordinary red shell insect, it would probably have been crushed to death already, let alone an ordinary human being.
 
Chu Yunsheng did not know how deep he had sunk. Four hundred meters below the surface? Or maybe five hundred meters. There was nothing he could be used as a reference. 
   
The fire energy was burning fast inside his body to withstand the pressure, however, he felt like he could not withstand it very long.
   
A few seconds later, he finally saw something below him, it was a huge skeleton that was a dozen of meters long. Because of the limited visibility, the dozen of meters was only a part of the skeleton Chu Yunsheng saw. but Chu Yunsheng strongly believed that the entire skeleton could be much bigger. 

Thump….
   
As Chu Yunsheng finally touched the bottom of the lake, he instantly stirred up the soil and algae plants that were originally sitting quietly on the lake bed.

But Chu Yunsheng could not stop moving. Looking at many strange creatures were swimming above his head, he knew that he needed to find a place to hide first, then find a way get back to the surface.
   
He was crawling slowly along the skeleton, the heavy water pressure made him very hard to move under the water. It took him a long time to finally reach the end of the skeleton. The end of the skeleton was a huge scary skull which could be temporarily used as a shelter until he finds another solution. so he quickly crawled into the skull and find a corner inside to hide.   

Chu Yunsheng did not know how the situation on the surface was, but he did not think that other insects would be able to dive down to save him anytime soon.  Although insect did not need to breathe under the water, he needed to have fire energy to help him to withstand the water pressure. Once he used up his energy, then the result would the same as the skeleton he saw.   

What should I do?
   
Looking at the deep scratches on the internal of the skull, Chu Yunsheng did not know what to do.
   
If he wants to get back to the surface, he needed to be able to swim. But he did not know how to swim using insect’s sharp legs and huge claws.   

There must be a way! Chu Yunsheng encouraged himself.
   
“I can’t just hide here to think for a solution. If I can’t think of anything, then my time will be wasted here.  Although I can’t swim, I may be able to walk out of this lake. No matter what, I can’t just sit here waiting.” after a few minutes of struggling to make a decision, Chu Yunsheng finally decided to leave the skull.
   

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Chapter 313 Going deeper into the ground

Chapter 313 Going deeper into the ground
Luckily insects seemed to be very sensitive to the Earth's magnetic field. Sometimes it was almost as accurate as migratory birds’ navigational ability.

   
"The middle one!" Chu Yunsheng quickly sent messages to his "companions."

Dumb insect and Little Red ran into the tunnel in the middle first, followed by other insects, Chu Yunsheng was in the middle and Elder Purple was still guarding the back.

All the insect were asked not to use their fire energy to prevent exposing their current location

Luckily The insect's unique “sight” help them a lot in the dark crack. Otherwise, Chu Yunsheng would definitely bump into walls many times.

The crack was getting narrower and narrower, it was also getting wetter and wetter, without any reference materials Chu Yunsheng could not tell if they were going up or going down.
 
Every insect was silently crawling in the crack. Since Chu Yunsheng saved Little Green, all the insects trusted Chu Yunsheng even more.
   
Water!
   
What originally just wet ground now covered with water!
   
Looking at this situation. It seemed like they were getting deeper and deeper into the ground. But the water on the ground was not a good sign, it meant that further side of the crack might be filled with water.
 
However, they have already crawled this far, he didn't want to change to other routes. Besides, insects didn't need to breathe, their fire energy would just be suppressed when they were under the water.
   
As long as they didn't encounter something powerful, it shouldn't be a problem for them.
   
Moreover, he didn't even know where other routes would lead them to. So to him, the rest of two cracks were the same as the one he chose.
   
“Carry on.” Chu Yunsheng did not believe that only human could walk out of this underground maze, but they couldn't.
   
However, they didn't get very far.

 “.... Blocked….” the group stopped again and Dumb Insect sent a signal back.
   
Dead end?
   
Chu Yunsheng was dazed for a second, then he crawled down from Elder Golden's back. He squeezed towards the front and noticed that the crack became very narrow, even a red shell Insect also couldn't squeeze through, let alone other insects.
 
Just when Chu Yunsheng was thinking for a solution they suddenly heard some light noises as if something was constantly scratching the ground. Moreover, the noise was coming towards them from the other side of the crack.
   
 Chu Yunsheng was alarmed and immediately sent out signals:” something is coming! Get ready for a fight!”
   
At the same time, he quickly dragged Dumb Insect and Little Red back.
 
As the sound was coming closer and closer, Chu Yunsheng was more and more anxious. It even made him forgot about he was no longer a human.
   
:”Retreat!”
 
All the insects were ashamed of Chu Yunsheng's signal. Since when they were scared of other creatures?
   
Although they trusted Chu Yunsheng,  their real leader was Elder Purple, so no one moved.
   
Just when Chu Yunsheng was trying to persuade Elder Purple, a small shadow jumped out from the other side of the crack.

Mouse!
   
Chu Yunsheng was speechless. Even himself was also ashamed of his behavior this time.
   
All also insects were enraged by the appearance of the mouse.
   
Before Chu Yunsheng even reacted, Little Red instantly charged forward and pinched Serval mice into halves.
   
In fact, the size of those three mice was enormous, they were almost three times bigger than the mouse in the age of light.  To ordinary mice, they might be monsters, but to Chu Yunsheng, no matter how big they were, they just mice.
   
The death of three mice scared away the rest of mice. But they also gave Chu Yunsheng an idea. Since so many mice could come from the other side of the crack, it meant that the crack they were in was not very dangerous.
   
He used his claw to check the soil and rocks around them, it's humid, and rocks were not very hard.
   
Dig!
 
It was possible to dig through this narrow crack without using fire energy. Chu Yunsheng immediately decided.
   
He quickly asked Elder Golden to widen the crack without using its fire energy. This order was also immediately approved by Elder Purple without any delay.
   
As Elder Golden started to move its giant pliers rapidly, Chu Yunsheng and the rest of insects also started to move forward again.
   
They dug deeper and deeper, the number of mice they encountered also started to increase.
   
However, Chu Yunsheng was more and more confident now. He strongly believed that as long as they dug through this crack, they would arrive at an open area.
   
In terms of the mice they saw, they all ended up dead like the first three mice that Little Red killed.
   
However. The fact soon proved that Chu Yunsheng was wrong. His “companions” were also wrong because they had forgotten a very important factor - the number!
   
When they finally dug through the crack and reached an open area, and before Chu Yunsheng got excited, they realized that they have actually dug into a huge mouse nest.
   
They were no longer in the swarm, there were only seven of them, but there were countless mice.
 
Looking at all types of animal skeletons underneath those mice, Chu Yunsheng knew that this nest of mice eat everything, he even noticed a lot of insect’s shells as well.
   
But it was too late for them to turn around, the mice were squeaking loudly while flocking towers Chu Yunsheng's group. Chu Yunsheng also noticed that there were mice glowed in a green light like the mutant mice he saw outside Jin Ling city.
   
Chu Yunsheng didn't dare to test out that if those mice have the ability to kill them or not. It was the dark age, everything was possible.
   
At this moment, they could no longer hide themselves from using fire energy anymore. Chu Yunsheng immediately ordered Elder Golden to spat fireball to burn the mice that ran to them the first.
 

The body size of Elder purple and Elder Golden was very big, so while the first batch of mice was burned by Elder Golden's fireball, Elder Purple took the opportunity and quickly swapped the position with Elder Golden.

Then it instantly unleashed it's purple flame to cover all its body and used its body to block the crack they dug.

The mice were still charging towards Elder Purple, but all of them were burned into ashes when they approached the purple flame.
   
However, mice were born with the ability to dig holes.
   
Just when Chu Yunsheng thought that Elder Purple was able to block the mice, many mice started to dig their way into the crack from the sides, the top and the ground of the crack.
   
Chu Yunsheng was not scared of ordinary mice, However, those mutant mice were constantly casting out icicles attacks. Ice energy was able to suppress fire energy. Although these mice’s ability was very weak, they have numbers, and they were everywhere. So within just a few minutes they almost freeze the entire crack.

The white worm was the first one could not withstand the attack, its defensive ability was the weakest among them. At the moment, it was already covered with mice and constantly squeaking in pain.
   
Chu Yunsheng’s heart dropped. Although it was the weakest in their group, it had a very important role in their group. The white worm was the only source of energy supply they had in their group at the moment.

So Chu Yunsheng quickly used his claws to carefully and quickly sweep mice away from the white worm’s body, then picked it up and held it underneath its chest. At the same time, it was constantly spitting the corrosive liquid to kill the rest of mice that came into the crack.
 
However, more than more mice started to crawl into the crack, and the crack was too narrow for Chu Yunsheng and other insects to move around. If he could not think of a new solution, sooner or later they would have casualties!
   
They could not retreat, because they did not know if the enemy from spore forest was behind them or not. They also could not dig into the ground again, since those mice were also able to dig into the ground, and with the number they had, it was definitely much quicker than Older Golden. 

They had to move forward! They had to move into an open area so they could easily move around.
   
There might also be another route in the mouse nest.
   
Chu Yunsheng quickly sent a signal to Elder purple:” Elder Purple, quickly unleash your energy ripples to kill them!
 
He did not dare to ask Elder Purple to use its strongest attack earlier, because, with that kind of attack, it might even make the entire crack to collapse.
   
Although insect’s body was very strong, it was not invincible. if the crack collapse, with the amount of soil above them, they would immediately be crushed into minced meat.
   
However, he had no choice now, if they carry on like this, elder purple and elder golden might be able to survive, but rest of insects, including himself, would die
 
Elder purple did not have enough brain cell to process information during combat. without Chu Yunsheng’s order, it would just fight blindly like other insects. Fortunately, its subconsciousness immediately accepted Chu Yunsheng order. 
   
In the next second, the first round of energy ripple was unleashed into the mouse nest and made a bloody way in the nest.
   
“Go!”
   
Chu Yunsheng screeched loudly to ordered all the insects to follow elder purple!
 
Boom!  Boom! Boom!
   
As they were running out of the crack fast, elder golden was constantly spitting out fireballs to blow away the mice that were chasing them out of the crack.
 
BOOM!
   
This time was elder purple, it unleashed another round of energy ripple again to blow up another crowd of mice in the center of the nest.
   
The eyes of many mice were quickly changed from green to red, it seemed like they were enraged by the action of Elder Purple. Just when they were about to charge toward Chu Yunsheng’s group again, a crispy and ear-piercing cracking sound appeared in the nest.
   
As all the creatures in the nest raised their head, they noticed that a crack like a twisting lightning spread across the top of the nest, and it was getting wider and wider.
 
All the attack stopped all of sudden, all the creature in that nest were not moving.  Every animal had an instinct to predict a devastating disaster, so almost every creature in the nest knew what was going to happen.

“Crack!”

As if something finally broken!
 
The next began to collapse.

“Fu…. ” before Chu Yunsheng was able to curse it out, he instantly felt like he was crushed by something very heavy and then everything went black all of sudden.
 
It is over… Chu Yunsheng’s heart dropped.

What a stupid order I just gave! He thought.

Suddenly, he did not feel any pressure on top of him anymore, then he felt like he was falling.



…………………………...


Above a huge and quiet underground lake that no one knew how long it has existed, a crack suddenly appeared. Then within a few seconds, its entire top was collapsed. Countless mice mixed with some insects and a lot of soil were falling directly into the lake.

“Splash...” “Splash...” “Splash...”

A lot of splashes with various sizes appeared everywhere on the originally calm surface of the lake, along with many sounds of objects falling into the water. The old and seemingly dangerous foggy lake was no longer at peace anymore.