| Chapter 577 - Cultivation Increasing
"...I think we've entered a horde of limitless ocean whales."
The scalps of everyone within the ship tingled in fear.
In the depths of the ocean, each aura represented a legendary limitless ocean whale.
Most of these whales were mature and their battle-strength each surpassed normal Sovereigns.
The combination of so many whales was enough to rip the souls of experts into pieces.
Everyone took in a cold breath.
Peng! Peng! Peng!
The thudding of their heartbeats was extremely clear within the ship.
"Only someone at the Void God Realm could escape unharmed. Even Great Origin Core Realms would die."
Zhao Feng's heart shook. There were a couple other whales in the group just as strong as the one they were in.
These larger whales had strong lifeforce, and even normal Great Origin Core Realm Sovereign Lords wouldn't be able to fight against them head-on.
In this situation, Zhao Feng could do nothing except conceal his aura.
The whale passed through the ocean and sent loud, deep sounds as it greeted the other whales nearby.
The hearts of everyone within the ship trembled, and the flames in the skeletal Division Leader's eye sockets twitched uneasily. It had never undergone such a soul-shaking experience even during the Scarlet Moon Demonic Religion era.
A powerful aura came from the depths of the ocean that caused the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi to freeze. In that instant, every whale shook and "bowed" respectfully.
Even the whale that had devoured their ship was trembling slightly, unable to hide the awe and respect in its heart.
"Could it be a Void God Realm whale?"
Zhao Feng and company couldn't even think properly due to the pressure on their souls.
Zhao Feng had once felt the aura of a Void God Realm in the Purple Saint Ruins, but this aura was far clearer.
"This aura is probably a limitless ocean whale king."
Loulan Zhishui's body trembled, and she spent a lot of energy just to speak.
Limitless ocean whale king.
The Heaven Earth Yuan Qi and the ocean currents froze momentarily.
The body of the whale king was green, and it had plants growing on the surface of its body.
The whale king casually opened its eyes and scanned its surroundings, releasing a magnificent aura.
"This limitless ocean whale king has definitely reached the Void God Realm. Being a beast of the ocean, its size is enormous.... It must be a higher lifeform."
Even Zhao Feng's soul was restrained.
At this point in time, everyone was unable to breathe. They didn't dare use their Spiritual Sense, and even their thoughts were suppressed.
However, they could all sense the whale king.
The whale king's eyes scanned over the group of whales, and its sight landed on the whale containing Zhao Feng and company for an extra while.
Everyone within the ship could feel the whale king's gaze.
The pressure on their souls became stronger, and it felt as if they would shatter any moment.
Peng! Peng! Peng! Peng!
The hearts of everyone sped up and almost jumped up to their throats.
However, the whale king's gaze only stayed on them for a moment before turning away.
Everyone within the ship let out a long breath.
A couple of the sailors fell onto the ground, and Zhao Feng's back was drenched in cold sweat.
They had no chance against a Void God Realm King.
That whale king has already sensed us, but it didn't do anything.
Zhao Feng thought.
Everyone within the ship clearly felt the gaze from the whale king, but it didn't do anything at all. It didn't seem to really care about them. Maybe people within a whale wasn't a rare sight.
"I get it."
The skeletal Division Leader did its best to maintain its calm, "The whale king is too disdainful to bother with us. In its eyes, we're just ants."
Hearing that, everyone let out a breath and was filled with joy.
The whale king was one of the stronger beings in the limitless ocean. In its eyes, even Sovereigns were ants. On top of that, Zhao Feng and company had already been swallowed by one of its subordinates.
While they were filled with joy, they also couldn't help feeling bitter and sad. When had they ever been happy about being weak?
If Zhao Feng and company were all a realm higher, they might catch the whale king's attention, and the situation might be different.
The whale they were in swam around and found a place to sleep.
While the whale was sleeping, the acid actually increased instead of decreasing, sealing the Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship shut in its stomach.
Zhao Feng suspected that this realm of acid was the whale's digestion route.
An hour later, the whale fell into a deep sleep, and the powerful aura in front had disappeared.
"Most of the time, the limitless ocean whales sleep. They will only go outside and hunt for food once they wake up."
Loulan Zhishui explained as she felt a bit better.
The group became silent. The ship could only last two or three months at most. After that, the ship would be dissolved.
"Captain, what should we do?"
Loulan Zhishui spoke after a long time.
Zhao Feng said. Even if they had the ability to escape, they wouldn't dare do so.
Aside from being surrounded by a horde of limitless ocean whales, there was a Void God Realm whale king as well. Therefore, it was best to just do nothing.
On top of that, the battle-power of the whale that ate them wasn't really something they could fight against to begin with.
Within the captain's cabin:
"My cultivation is reaching the peak True Lord Rank. This closed-off environment is more suitable for cultivation."
Zhao Feng slowly closed his eyes.
Entering the Ancient Dream Realm was extremely beneficial to him, and his bloodline and body had strengthened. Even his Source of True Spirit and the purple lightning had become purer.
In terms of mental energy and body, Zhao Feng was comparable to a Sovereign. Of course, there was still a distance between the skeletal Division Leader's bone strengthening technique and his own body.
In such a situation, Zhao Feng's cultivation would rise extremely quickly.
As time passed, Zhao Feng would enter the Ancient Dream Realm every couple days and absorb the aura from it.
Currently, he could last nine breaths inside. That was his current limit.
Every time he returned, Zhao Feng would try to absorb as much aura as he could.
The little thieving cat absorbed the traces of aura that seeped out.
Zhao Feng didn't know that, if it weren't for the little thieving cat absorbing the aura that seeped out of his body, the whale king might be disturbed.
The little thieving cat absorbed every last bit of the ancient aura, and every time it did, the little thieving cat's bloodline would tremble slightly. However, the little thieving cat's bloodline was quite unique and improved extremely slowly. Even Zhao Feng didn't understand it.
Finally, after a month of cultivation, a huge aura surged from the ship.
"Peak True Lord Rank."
Zhao Feng suppressed his aura from radiating everywhere.
At this moment, both the quality and size of his Source of True Spirit had reached a limit. The Peak True Lord Rank was the limit of the Three Heavens of the True Spirit Realm.
"Captain's broke through?"
The sailors all felt something. Luckily, the Blue Lightning Sea Sky Ship itself had the ability to block senses, and the whale slept very deeply as well, so it didn't sense any disturbance from these tiny "specks."
"Peak True Lord Rank. This is only the first step."
Zhao Feng didn't stop cultivating. Over the past month, he had entered the Ancient Dream Realm five or six times, and his body and bloodline had become even stronger.
Even though he only just reached the Peak True Lord Rank, his foundation was extremely stable.
His soul, body, and intent had all reached that of a Sovereign's.
He even had the only thing he lacked - Heaven Earth Yuan Qi. He stored a lot of Primal Crystal Stones in his interspatial ring, as well as various resources related to Wind and Lightning.
Half a month later, Zhao Feng's Source of True Spirit became more and more sticky, and the azure color was replaced by more of a purple color. Furthermore, his liquefied Source of True Spirit was becoming more solid.
Zhao Feng's Source of True Spirit was starting to become more of an "Origin Core." An Origin Core was a Sovereign's core, which stored all their power, and their True Force would become True Yuan.
Origin Cores and True Yuan both surpassed Sources of True Spirit and True Force.
Of course, the half-step Origin Core Realm meant half-step True Yuan.
In the blink of an eye, another half a month passed.
Zhao Feng's body had already formed a bit of half-step True Yuan, and the majority of it was a faint purple color, while the remaining bit was azure.
"Congratulations on Master reaching the half-step Origin Core Realm!"
The skeletal Division Leader's voice sounded.
In just the short span of one-and-a-half months, Zhao Feng stepped into the peak True Lord Rank and then the half-step Origin Core Realm. This was a godlike speed.
Although others might be shocked if they heard that, the skeletal Division Leader knew it was due to the fact that Zhao Feng had a solid foundation.
Zhao Feng's mental energy, soul, body, and bloodline had all reached the Origin Core Realm. The only thing dragging him down was his cultivation. Therefore, it was nothing strange for Zhao Feng to immediately reach the half-step Origin Core Realm upon reaching the peak True Lord Rank.
After reaching the half-step Origin Core Realm, Zhao Feng still didn't stop.