Chapter 213 Wooden Fish
The wind was not strong at night on the ocean. Though the boat was slightly rocky, it was no different from the ground for those who were used to life on the ocean.
Han Fei was fishing with a pole by himself, and his partners were all sleeping. They were all scared by Han Fei’s remark about his vision of ten meters.
After dinner, they studied the pictures they saw on the tablet eagerly.
Bored, Han Fei caught a Strip Fish and threw it back after absorbing its spiritual energy. Then he did the same to a squid. In the end, he couldn’t remember how many fish he had caught and thrown away.
Hmm? Should I sail the boat to the Deep-Sea Jungle first?
Han Fei was tempted. Although his teammates were unwilling to go there, they would have no options except to explore it if he led them there.
Immediately, Han Fei controlled the boat to fly towards the ocean over the Deep-Sea Jungle.
Wenren Yu was more than infuriated from her watch, as the troublemaker was making trouble again after laying low for only one month. But Wenren Yu was puzzled too. Were the pictures that Han Fei’s team saw real? Expanding the range of spiritual sense to ten meters was terrifying. Earlier, she couldn’t have grasped the ability unless she became a Dangling Fisher and visited THAT place. However, those young people had grasped it in two months. Han Fei and Xia Xiaochan, in particular, were astonishingly fast.
The Deep-Sea Jungle was not as wide as the coral reefs. It only covered about three hundred square kilometers. Hardly had Han Fei landed when he saw the seaweed as well as the regular fish killed by the seaweed in the ocean.
Because of the bountiful seaweed, a layer of sea melon seeds, as well as many conchs, had grown above them. There were also small crabs that were hiding in the seaweed.
Han Fei poked with his fishing pole and found that the seaweed had stems that extended from the bottom of the ocean. Some of the stems were thicker than others, occupied by clams, crabs, and big conchs.
The rest of them might know where Han Fei was sailing the boat to, but none of them got up. After all, it was Han Fei’s turn of duty, and their own cultivation was more important. Han Fei drew out his fishing pole and cast the hook in a relatively empty place among the seaweed.
Han Fei was lost for words after the casting, as he had to avoid the stems in the water through the Winding Snake Technique. It was more than ten times difficult to fish here.
Very soon, the hook had descended by more than three hundred meters, and Han Fei vaguely saw the jungle at the bottom of the ocean.
It was not exactly a jungle, as it was not made of tall, straight trees, but of crooked, weird ones. Some of the trees were bare, and some had fresh branches like willows. Han Fei pressed deeper, only to exclaim in surprise. “There are fish living within the trees?”
He was quite curious. He saw that many fish were hanging on the trunks and branches and charging at the plankton now and then.
“Incredible. Let me get one of them.”
The hook flashed and caught a fish that was swimming towards the plankton. It was only one foot long.
However, when the fish was caught, Han Fei failed to pull the fish back as usual. Then, his face changed, as infinite branches were coming at the hook. Han Fei didn’t realize until they were closer that those fish were actually connected to the branches.
Han Fei swallowed. Fish growing on trees? That sounds almost as absurd as sowing fish on the land.
Han Fei pulled hard, and spiritual energy burst out from the hook, cutting off the branch that connected the fish. But instead of pulling the hook back immediately, Han Fei controlled the fishing pole to wander in the water, wondering what other branches would do.
But out of his expectation, while Han Fei was wandering, the fish on the tree stuck their tongues at him, which was another eyeopener for Han Fei. Even frogs couldn’t have such long tongues!
Han Fei hurried to stay away. Their tongues were dozens of meters long and disgusted Han Fei, who wondered if they had nothing but tongues in their body.
At this point, Han Fei had reeled in the pole and left the other fish far behind. A moment later, Han Fei waved his dagger when the fish he caught surfaced, cutting off its tongue the moment it stuck the tongue out.
Han Fei grabbed the fish and checked its data.
<Name> Wooden Fish
<Introduction> This is a fish that lives on sea willows. It can make strange sounds to attract other creatures and hunt them.
<Quality> Regular (dying)
<Spiritual Energy> 219 Points <Effect> Inedible
Han Fei found it amazing. The fish was dying when it had just left the tree. So, had the fish been hunting by itself, or had the sea willow been controlling those fish?
Han Fei examined the fish, only to discover that it was as hard as wood. It was like a toy. “Gugugu…” “Dang! Dang! Dang!” The Wooden Fish sounded like a cuckoo, except that its sound was duller.
“Huh? What’s this fish?”
Han Fei almost threw the Wooden Fish away when he heard Xia Xiaochan’s voice unexpectedly. “Don’t sneak up on me like that. Aren’t you training? Why are you suddenly up?”
Instead of giving an answer, Xia Xiaochan stared at Han Fei’s fish and asked, “What’s this fish? It’s screaming.”
As she spoke, Xia Xiaochan took over the Wooden Fish.
But she immediately exclaimed in surprise, “It’s made of wood?”
Han Fei nodded. “That’s right. It’s a fish that grows on trees.”
Xia Xiaochan: “???”
Han Fei said, “We’re above the Deep-Sea Jungle right now. I tried fishing just now and caught this Wooden Fish.”.
Xia Xiaochan stared at Han Fei gloomily. “So, you sailed the boat to the Deep-Sea Jungle while we were asleep?”
As if he didn’t hear her criticism, Han Fei said solemnly, “That’s not important. The important thing is that this is an amazing place. Do you know that the trees at the bottom of the ocean are laden with such fish?”
Xia Xiaochan said unconcernedly, “That’s not really a big deal. There are all kinds of wonders in this world, and fish that grow on trees are not really weird.”
Han Fei chuckled. That’s easy for you to say, but don’t you find the trees strange apart from the fish?
There was no photosynthesis three hundred meters deep in the water. How could the trees have grown into a jungle down there? What was the source of their energy? Xia Xiaochan grabbed her fishing pole. “I’ll try it!”
Xia Xiaochan was quite curious about the sea willows that Han Fei mentioned. She couldn’t imagine what a tree laden with fish would look like.
A moment later, Xia Xiaochan shook her head. “I can’t go down. There is too much seaweed in my way.”
Han Fei thought for a moment and said, “Let’s go to a different place.”
A moment later, they found a place with relatively less seaweed.
After casting the cook, they looked at each other in surprise.
Xia Xiaochan asked, “Did you see the fish just now?”
Han Fei said, “What do you think?”
This time, Han Fei and Xia Xiaochan saw plenty of fish, but most of them were common. By logic, those fish should be living in the general fishery instead of this place.
Han Fei scouted the area with the Winding Snake Technique and found that this place had a greater variety of creatures. There were red, green, and yellow algae and seaweed in this place as well as clusters of sea anemone.
Above the seaweed, Han Fei saw many sea urchins half a meter long with stings all over their black bodies.
Xia Xiaochan was lost for words. “Why are you drooling?”
Han Fei smacked his lips and said, “Wait a moment. I’ve found good stuff.”
Controlling the hook, Han Fei caught a sea urchin in the blink of an eye. He was not worried at all that it might flee, because the sea urchin was a timid creature and couldn’t move fast. Most sea urchins could only move one meter in a day if there was abundant algae, and only several centimeters when there was not enough food.
The sea urchin burst out its stingers dozens of meters away the moment it was caught. Han Fei smacked his lips. The only way you can hurt me is to shoot them hundreds of meters away.
But before Han Fei pulled the sea urchin back, he saw that the stingers that were shot out returned to the sea urchin as if they were connected to the sea urchin by lines.
Han Fei was dumbfounded. “Really?”