“Exactly! What should we do?”
“Why don’t we leave? It’s too dangerous!”
“No! This is the Ocean Tree!”
There was an uproar among the Sea Serpents. Some suggested leaving, while others suggested finding the appearance of the cannonballs and taking down the Ocean Tree!
“Stop arguing! There must be a pattern to the appearance of the cannonballs. We’ve retreated a few steps, but there haven’t been any cannonballs. It’s clear that the cannonballs will only be fired when we’re a certain distance away from the Ocean Tree!” Mighty Serpent, who was in front, recovered from his deep thoughts and said calmly.
“That’s right! No cannonballs have appeared at our position. Big Brother is wise!” The Sea Serpents flattered him.
“Human! If I’m not wrong, this cannonball should be your doing!” Mighty Serpent ignored the flattery of his clansmen and turned around to stare at Lei Xiu.
“Tsk tsk tsk tsk, as expected of one of the four great clans of this sea region! You’re right, I was the one who made these shells..” Lei Xiu clapped his hands and said with a smile. There was no fear in his eyes as he looked at Mighty Serpent.
Hearing Lei Xiu personally admit it, Mighty Serpent was extremely shocked. The strength of the serpents could be ranked amongst the top in this region, yet they had almost suffered a grave loss just like that, by the cannon towers built by a human brat. He couldn’t accept this.
“Human! Hurry up and let us pass!” When the Sea Serpents at the side heard that the cannonball that caused their clansmen to suffer was actually constructed by the human in front of them, they all stared angrily at Lei Xiu with wide eyes, seeming to have the intention to fight.
“Brat! Let us pass. We can let bygones be bygones for what you’ve done. Otherwise, don’t blame me for not warning you! We are one of the four great overlord races of this sea region. If you provoke us, there will be no place for you here!”
At this moment, Mighty Serpent stopped the clansmen who were about to rush forward one by one. His gaze was cold as he bared his teeth and spoke to Lei Xiu. His threat was self-evident.
“I’m going to say no! This Ocean Tree is mine to begin with! Anyone who dares to lay their hands on it will die!” Lei Xiu replied coldly as if he did not notice the threats of the serpents.
“Brat! Don’t refuse a toast only to be forced to drink a forfeit [1. Chinese proverb meaning one’s refusal to listen to a warning, and can only be suppressed by force]!” Mighty Serpent was extremely surprised. Obviously, he never imagined that someone would go against him. He never imagined that he would actually be looked down in the sea region here, and he was infuriated as he spoke.
“Hmph! If you want to fight, then come!” Lei Xiu wasn’t afraid at all, as if no one could scare him.
“Big Brother! Let me go teach him a lesson!” When the serpents by Mighty Serpent’s side heard Lei Xiu’s arrogant words, all of them were instantly provoked, and they immediately volunteered to teach this kid a lesson.
“Don’t be goaded by him! He’s at the Ocean Tree. If he’s so fearless, there must be turrets around! He’s waiting for us to go over!” At that moment, Mighty Serpent stopped the agitated serpents and analyzed calmly.
“What’s going on with them? Weren’t they trying to rush up just now? Why aren’t they moving now? Could they have sensed it?” Lei Xiu on the other hand was puzzled.
That’s right, this was a provocation from him Because the underwater turret’s range was limited, Lei Xiu intended to provoke the sea serpents to come over themselves.
“What? Weren’t you clamoring to kill me just now? Why aren’t you moving like a tortoise now?” Lei Xiu laughed scornfully.
“Brat! Don’t be too arrogant!” Mighty Serpent and the others immediately shouted.
“So what if I’m arrogant? Come and hit me!” Lei Xiu looked at the motionless sea serpents and laughed even more wildly.
“Big Brother! Let me go! I can’t take it anymore!” one of the sea serpents said with bloodshot eyes. He was about to rush forward and tear Lei Xiu in front of him into pieces.
“I said calm down! Look at all of you! You can’t even stand being provoked by others, how are you going to follow me in the future!” Mighty Serpent shouted.
“Big Brother! This brat is too arrogant! Isn’t he provoking us? If other species find out that we were provoked by a human brat and did not take any action, won’t we become the butt of their jokes?” the sea serpents shouted one after another.
“Do you think I don’t know? But my life is more important! I didn’t say to not take any action at all!” Mighty Serpent said coldly.
“Brat! There’s no need to goad us. We won’t go over!” Mighty Serpent said to Lei Xiu.
“Heh! Don’t tell me you don’t want the Ocean Tree anymore?” Lei Xiu’s heart skipped a beat, and he immediately laughed.
Mighty Serpent didn’t continue to pay attention to Lei Xiu. He looked at the Ocean Tree not far away and fell into deep thought. When the serpents saw that their leader was deep in thought, they followed his orders. No matter how Lei Xiu provoked him, they stayed put.
“What should I do! These sea serpents have obviously sensed my thoughts. The longer this drags on, the more unfavorable it will be for me! I hope Mo Nian’s reinforcements can arrive soon…” Lei Xiu thought to himself and started to rest and recuperate.
As a result, the scene became strangely quiet. Mighty Serpent and the others were thinking about how to dodge the attack of the turrets, while Lei Xiu was thinking about how to deal with the enemies that would appear later and stall for time as much as possible while waiting for reinforcements.
Lei Xiu opened the system and looked at the attributes panel of the Ocean Tree. Previously, Lei Xiu didn’t have time to check it, but now he could.
Ranch: Ocean Tree (Sprout stage)
Height: 54 meters
Sea Spirits: 0
Defense Building: Seabed Water Cannons (6)
“No Sea Spirits have been born yet? It looks like the Sea Spirits can only be born at the next stage! In that case, we can’t rely on the Ocean Tree anymore. We can only wait for reinforcements!” Lei Xiu thought.
“The Ocean Tree! Hahahahaha, I didn’t expect to encounter such an opportunity on my trip! The heavens are really helping me, hahaha!”
Just as both parties were deep in thought, a voice suddenly sounded from nearby. Everyone looked towards the source of the voice.
“Dark Mount! Why are you here? No… You’re following me!” Mighty Serpent said angrily to the leader of the group.
This group of creatures arriving was the Snitches!
“Another species has arrived! Things are getting worse! Come quickly, Mo Nian…” Lei Xiu looked at the two groups of creatures not far away with a solemn expression.
“Humph! I knew it! Looking at how you were in such a hurry, how could it only be some internal affairs? I have you to thank now!” Dark Mount looked at the Ocean Tree in the center and said excitedly with greed in his eyes.
This was the Ocean Tree! The fragrance it emitted had a fatal attraction to underwater creatures. It could be used to increase one’s strength. It could also bear a fruit after maturing, which could greatly increase one’s strength after eating it!