Chapter 44: Piranha
Feeling the black zombie’s current state, Jiang Li paused for a moment on the water surface. He gritted his teeth and finally made up his mind, dispelling the Wood Armor Technique
Without the wooden armor’s buoyancy, Jiang Li’s body quickly sank into the churning river water.
He rolled and spun again. His body stiffened instinctively as he tried to resist the water flow.
Calm down! Calm down!
Jiang Li endured the weightlessness in the water and relaxed his muscles.
Just like a game character who was not being controlled, he cast aside his body’s feelings and watched as he flowed along with the waves.
At first, the intense spinning did not slow down, but instead sped up.
In the murky river, the shadow ahead grew larger and larger. It was clearly another rock!
Spiritual Armament! Mountain Crushing Scripture!
The impending collision made him instinctively want to defend himself.
However… even if he hit it, with his defense, he would not die, right… why not give it a try?
Give it a try!
Jiang Li removed the armament and relaxed his bulging muscles from circulating the Mountain Crushing Scripture.
He felt himself being propelled by the current. His head flew toward the rock.
It was impossible for him not to panic. However, the outcome of his head being smashed did not happen.
Amidst the sound of liquid flowing, Jiang Li’s body seemed to have no bones. Following that, the water flow that suddenly turned around twisted, and he actually barely avoided the hard rock.
It worked! He really avoided it!
Under the water, Jiang Li was overjoyed. He excitedly spat out a series of bubbles from his mouth.
This was indeed feasible!
With this successful experience, his confidence increased greatly. His body naturally became more relaxed as he followed the rapid flow of water.
After a long time, the sun rose. The gentle light penetrated the river, leaving only a mottled shadow on Jiang Li’s face.
A few air bubbles gushed out from his nose. Jiang Li stepped back from the cultivation state of the Ghost Wood Art. He sensed that the water around him had already become calm and gentle. With a thought, it seemed that he had already reached the gentle flow region.
At this moment, there was a slight tug and pain on his hair and skin.
He opened his eyes and saw a group of palm-sized fish that looked like axes tearing at his body.
He raised his hand and used Appraisal.
Compared to humans, Appraisal was much better for these weak and low-level ordinary creatures.
[Name: Sawtooth Piranha]
[Type: Aquatic Animal]
[Source of Nutrition: Meat]
[Habit: Crowd Hunting]
So, was he being targeted by a group of piranhas?
Jiang Li shook his head and hands, trying to shrug off the few piranhas that were hanging on his body.
However, unlike fishes that would be frightened away by abnormal activity, the piranhas were not afraid of humans, and they instead took Jiang Li’s actions to be the struggles of the prey before death, causing them to become abnormally excited.
They bit Jiang Li’s skin and hair and began to squirm crazily.
How could Jiang Li, a dignified Immortal Cultivator, be afraid of small fishes like these?
He grabbed a piranha and pulled it off his body.
A few serrated teeth could not break through Jiang Li’s skin. Instead, they stuck onto his body and were pulled out from the fish’s mouth.
“You want to eat me? Your teeth aren’t sharp enough.”
Jiang Li exerted strength in his hand, and he crushed the piranha that was still struggling in his hand into a bloody mess.
Just as he was about to do the same to the other sawtooth piranhas…
He suddenly noticed something amiss.
The water flow seemed to be… vibrating?
Liquid spread vibrations far better than gas. Soon, the vibrations became more and more obvious.
Not far from him, a dense black shadow was enveloping him at high speed.
Wait a moment… [Habit: Crowd Hunting]… Jiang Li suddenly felt his body go numb from his scalp all the way to his toes! Oh heavens!
The smell of blood earlier had obviously stimulated a large wave of sawtooth piranhas! They were now a hundred times more terrifying than stirring up a hornet’s nest!
Jiang Li wanted to swim and escape, but he was not a Scaled Demon, so how could he possibly swim faster than a fish?
A dark cloud seemed to have shrouded over from the water, surrounding Jiang Li. Countless ferocious piranhas swam crazily, stirring up the water region as if it was about to boil.
Hundreds of thousands of sawtooth piranhas swarmed forward. Jiang Li suddenly thought of something, and he stretched out his right hand into his bosom before taking out a jet black waste pill and directly crushing before spreading it in the river.
A ball of ink spread out in the already turbid river water. In just a few breaths, the few piranhas hanging on his body stopped moving. They released their mouths and fell to the bottom of the river.
The large group of piranhas that rushed over also stopped abruptly. They were extremely disgusted by the smell of waste pills, and they continuously moved around the inky region, not daring to take a step past the filthy area.
Damn it, he was almost scared to death!
Waste pills, waste pills, these were really good stuff!
Jiang Li was touched. A bag of waste pills was produced every day in the Alchemy Hall.
Each time they were put into the landfill, they had to be buried at least twenty meters underground. Otherwise, they would pollute the spiritual materials growing on the ground.
That touching smell and rich color made it look like a poison that was despised by others. It was completely harmful garbage.
But he did not expect that this waste pill would be of great help to him several times. As expected, he, Jiang Li, was a genius!
Just as he was praising himself for his wisdom…
From the corner of his eye, Jiang Li suddenly saw a yellow object shoot down into the water.
With his eyesight and experience, it was definitely a talisman.
With the talisman as the center, the liquid was expelled, creating a temporary vacuum. The violent shock wave spread out in a sphere.
Wherever the shock wave passed, a large number of fish were unable to resist and were jolted unconscious, floating towards the water surface.
Jiang Li was a little far away. When the shock wave landed on his body, his mind went blank for a moment. He was almost stunned.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Another series of talismans shot into the water. The continuous series of explosions made the originally arrogant group of piranhas dizzy.
Seeing that the situation was not good, Jiang Li tore off the piece of driftwood used to balance himself and swung the chain that was wrapped around his waist.
Under the influence of the huge force, the thick and long chains shot straight down the river and wrapped around a rock.
On the other side, Jiang Li quickly put away the chain as it tightened with a clang.
After pulling, he quickly sank, avoiding the area covered by the talisman’s explosion.
His feet finally stepped on the soil of the riverbed. Although his movements were still greatly restricted, the feeling of being on solid ground made him feel much more at ease.
Picking up a large rock at the bottom of the river, Jiang Li identified the direction of the water flow and continued forward.