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395 A moment of gasping for breath

The beasts outside the ancient city rushed into the lake’s area. The warriors who were still outside the lake saw the beasts coming, and knew that the situation now was critical. They didn’t wait any longer and dashed towards the teams of warriors in the lake to launch their final attacks.
Instantly, all kinds of secret treasures went rampant over the lake. Dazzling lights interweaved and formed a network of various violent bursting tyrannical energy fluctuations.
Shi Yan was sitting in the lake with the Gravitational Field in front of his people, making other warriors scared. No one was daring enough to pick Shi Yan’s group as their target.
Ai Ya, Cai Yi, Lao Li, and Lao Lun, relied on Shi Yan’s power so that they could have some more time to breathe and take out their Demon Crystals to use the power inside to restore their Profound Qi.
Chi Xiao, Zuo Xu, and Zuo Shi were somehow having the same feeling of embarrassment. However, thanks to Shi Yan, the three of them now also had Demon Crystals in their hands to restore their strength, and didn’t need to worry about becoming the target of any other warriors in front of them.
Seeing Shi Yan’s group settled in the lake, the three most powerful teams in the center of the lake had no reaction. They gradually loosened their vigilance and then sat down again.
These three most powerful teams in the center of the lake had Third Sky of Sky Realm warriors who were sitting in front to protect them. Therefore, other warriors could only surround the lake from the outside, and didn’t dare to mess with them. They just tried to deal with the other five teams.
Sitting in the lake, Shi Yan frowned and observed with a cold face. He watched the other warriors fighting and killing each other while he quietly controlled the Gravitational Field. The Gravitational Field was originally huge, but then silently separated into another smaller Gravitational Field. This small Gravitational Field slowly collected all the dead warriors from the battle.
More than ten dead warriors were pulled into the small Gravitational Field. The abundant aura from those bodies massively overflowed and poured into Shi Yan’s acupuncture points.
While others were desperately fighting, he took the opportunity to collect the dead warriors’ bodies to enhance his own strength.
So many people were fighting aggressively, and new warriors were killed every second. In the meantime, Shi Yan could leisurely sit in the lake and not need to waste any of his strength, yet could still obtain a huge harvest.
This trip to Dark Magnetic Noxious Mist was indeed the right choice.
Shi Yan coldly sneered inside his heart as he felt the influx of Heaven and Earth aura that suppressed his state of mind. He then began to notice the pain in his acupunctures, and somehow couldn’t bear so many auras. He thus retrieved the Gravitational Field.
It was not that he didn’t want to continue collecting more auras, but he knew his own situation and that he shouldn’t be too greedy. This place was abnormally dangerous, and if he fell into the ‘Possessed by the Devil’ state because of his greed, the consequences would not be worth it.

Giving up on collecting more auras of the dead bodies, he still vigilantly looked around only to see a bunch of warriors tragically dying and more beasts rushing over.
Finally, hundreds of beasts stormed in like locusts. These beasts were like tigers stalking their prey, immediately starting to kill those warriors who were gathered outside the lake.
At this moment, the fight outside the lake became brutal.
The warriors not only had to face the other warriors in the lake, but they also had to cope with the influx of the beasts.
More and more warriors outside the lake were attacked. Many of them were bitten and torn apart; even their bones were swallowed.
Although this small lake had a special effect in resisting the beasts, the warriors in the lake were still a little bit worried that the defensive power of this lake would suddenly disappear.
With so many beast gathering outside it, once the lake's defense was turned off, those warriors who were meditating would be bitten and swallowed in a short time. No one dared to take risks, and thus, they all looked like they were encountering a pandemic.
The brutal fight with a significant number of warriors and beasts finally ended after around ten minutes.
The Heavenly Palace’s warriors also had the same result as Ning Ze. They couldn’t enter the lake at the end and were then replaced by other teams. They were all bitten and crushed into pieces, swallowed into the beasts’ bellies.
Soon, there was no one alive outside of the lake, leaving behind only pieces of bodies and almost a thousand different types of beasts.
Those beasts opened their bloody mouths, emitting a stingy, bloody smell from their sharp fangs. Their eyes coldly looked at the warriors in the lake but didn’t dare to rush at them. They just surrounded the lake without leaving.
"It seems that this small, silver lake is indeed the only way to survive." Ai Ya frowned and softly let out a sigh, "Poor warriors who couldn’t come in here. All of them have suffered a tragic death. This Dark Magnetic Noxious Mist is really cruel. If we want to get the secret treasures, we have to exchange them for our lives."
Cai Yi and Lao Li nodded simultaneously and displayed fearful faces.
"Shi Yan, we have disturbed you this time. Without your gray tornado, we wouldn’t have been able to take this position from the hands of the Heavenly Palace’s people." Lao Li sincerely expressed his gratefulness and said, "In that stone fortress, without you, we two brothers would have already…"
Lao Li and Lao Lun clearly understood that if it weren’t for Shi Yan’s orders, the two girls, Ai Ya and Cai Yi definitely wouldn’t have brought them here. If they just relied on their feet, they wouldn’t have made it to this small, silver lake. On the way, the two brothers gradually considered him as their true leader, and began to admire as well as respect him. After this battle, the two of them honestly recognized him, unlike Ai Ya and Cai Yi who had unkind thoughts.
"I knew what to do so that all of us could make it here," Shi Yan revealed a faint smile. "You and I have also experienced many things, and thus, I have considered you guys as my friends. I cannot betray my friends."
While speaking, Shi Yan glanced at Ai Ya and Cai Yi.
The eyes of the two brothers flashed up, and they secretly nodded.
Ai Ya’s and Cai Yi’s faces looked unhappy. They both grunted.
"Don’t be so happy. This is just those beasts’ first attack. Storms, flames, wind, frost, and lightning are still here. This small lake can prevent the beasts, but it doesn’t mean that it can block those disasters that come from the four mountains as well," Shi Yan contemplated a little bit while his face didn’t relax. "We should all be careful. When those disasters get here, we should be well-prepared. First thing is defense, so that these disasters cannot destroy us."
Ai Ya and the others now looked tense again.
"Shi Yan, how did you suddenly reach the Third Sky of Nirvana Realm?" Zuo Shi quietly stood up and laughed while gently walking to his side. "I clearly remember that when we were in Deep Clouds Place, you were only in the Disaster Realm. Now, you are already in the Third Sky of Nirvana Realm after only seven or eight years. Your cultivation is really fast!"
Chi Xiao and Zuo Xu both looked at him.
"What?" Cai Yi’s graceful face slightly changed. Her eyes brightened up and looked at Shi Yan sharply. "You have reached Nirvana Realm from Disaster Realm in only seven to eight years?"
The faces of Ai Ya and the two brothers also lost their color. They looked at him like they were watching a monster.
Shi Yan knitted his eyebrows and indifferently said, "I was just lucky."
"Shi Yan, why did you come here? Didn’t you go to the Endless Sea to see the Yang family?" Zuo Xu was stunned for a moment and suddenly remembered something, "That’s right. Your great-grandfather told us that if we met you, we should encourage you to cultivate harder and not to let the Yang family’s people look down on you. How was it in the Yang family? How did they treat you? Did you encounter anything unpleasant?"
"The Yang family…" Shi Yan muttered a sentence, shook his head, and revealed a wry smile, "I don’t want to talk about this now, as it’s impossible to tell you everything in just a short time. How is my great-grandfather?"
"He is good. Currently, our Zuo family and Shi family are dominating the Merchant Union. The Beiming family, Mo family, and Ling family have almost been destroyed; the warriors of these three great families have cleared out. Their strengths have significantly decreased in the Merchant Union. Thus, all the new warriors have joined either the Zuo family or the Shi family." Zuo Xu smiled, "Thanks to you, the two families could become the dominators in the Merchant Union."
"You didn’t encounter any difficulties? Shi Yan asked casually.
The smile on Zuo Xu’s face stiffened while his eyes showed a trace of sadness. He said, "We didn’t encounter big troubles. However, the Fire Empire and the God-blessed Empire gave us a lot of pressure. The fight between these two countries was spreading and affecting the Merchant Union. They wanted to borrow our forces and didn’t want us to be neutral. Evidently, they most likely won’t let us live in peace."
In Deep Clouds Place, there were the Fire Empire, the God-blessed Empire, and the Merchant Union. Among them, the Merchant Union was considered the weakest. After Beiming family, Mo family and Ling family were wiped out, the number of Merchant Union warriors was not enough. Thus, they were not able to face the intimidation from these two Empires, and let them harbor wicked intentions.
Listening to what Zuo Xu had said, Shi Yan raised his eyebrows, nodded calmly and said, "When we have time, I will find a way to help you deal with the threat of the Fire Empire and the God-blessed Empire. However, this has to wait until after we leave this Dark Magnetic Noxious Mist. Hmm, the Endless Sea also has many troubles…"
Listening to Shi Yan’s words, Zuo Xu and the other people displayed a curious look. However, since Shi Yan didn’t say anything further, they didn’t pry for more information.
"You guys shouldn’t keep talking about old stories. Trouble is coming again." Ai Ya suddenly spoke up, interfering with their conversation. She pointed to the intensive lightning area ahead and said, "The lightning over there will come here first. We should think about how to deal with the incoming lightning."
A bunch of lightning was meandering and twisting in the air like electric snakes. In the dazzling electric lights, the lightning was coming closer and closer. Whatever the lightning passed through, stone fortresses below all exploded, and stone rubble splashed everywhere.
"Look at the sky!"
A Third Sky of Sky Realm warrior in the center of the lake suddenly screamed out in surprise.
Shi Yan subconsciously raised his head up to look at the sky.
In the area where the two rivers interweaved, ancient corpses piled up, vaguely forming a bridge which extended to the small lake and gradually descended into the lake.
Violent fluctuations came in from those dazzling lights. Many colorful beams of lights, which looked as if there were fishes inside, were twisting and meandering. With a closer look, people realized that the lights were actually swords, armors, jade hairpins, jade stones… all kinds of secret treasures.
"Those are the secret treasures."
The warriors in the lake screamed boisterously with excitement. All of them were ready to grab the secret treasures.
In the center of the lake, six of the Third Sky of Sky Realm warriors stood up one by one, raised their heads up as they threw a quick look at the movement above, and then immediately stared at Shi Yan’s group with cold eyes. They obviously didn’t have good intentions.