Chapter 1654: Searching for the Illusory Island
Weili Yana, Weili Hanyi, and the others were completely stunned as they looked at the high and mighty figure stopping the tsunami all by his lonesome.
"I-is this the strength of a heavenly God? He's too strong!" Weili Yana cried out in surprise.
"Yes. This is the strength of a God, the supreme strength our king has been pursuing all this while," said Weili Hanyi with a look of reverence.
The others were similarly shocked. They had seen many experts before, but they had never seen an individual so strong. That figure was none other than Xiang Shaoyun, who happened to be passing by. The tsunami was as powerful as the attack of a peak Saint, but for Xiang Shaoyun, that level of strength was nothing.
Little White appeared behind him in human form and said, "Boss, there's an aquatic beast below the tsunami."
Sure enough, the tsunami suddenly collapsed as a figure shot out from the water. A terrifying maw opened and pressed down toward Xiang Shaoyun, Little White, and the ship. The massive maw belonged to an aquatic beast from the giant whale race. It was large enough to swallow mountains in one bite.
Facing the incoming whale, Xiang Shaoyun roared, "Piss off if you don't want to die!"
A terrifying aura of tiger and dragon erupted from his body. The aura swept toward the giant whale, sending the whale smashing heavily into the water. Weili Yana's eyes were basically sparkling as she witnessed the short exchange. Inwardly, she was shouting, So strong, so handsome!
Romantic fairy tales were something all young ladies yearned for, and Weili Yana was no exception.
Xiang Shaoyun and Little White landed on the ship. Xiang Shaoyun asked, "Are you fine?"
"W-we're fine," replied Weili Yana bashfully.
"Thank you, honored God, for saving our lives," thanked Weili Hanyi gratefully as he led the crew members to give Xiang Shaoyun a bow.
Xiang Shaoyun waved his hand and said, "Don't worry about it. I was merely passing by. I have a question. Is this the North Illusionary Sea?"
Xiang Shaoyun and Little White might have traveled without rest to reach this place, but they weren't exactly familiar with the place. In fact, Little White only had a vague impression of the general direction of his target.
"Yes, you have entered the borders of the North Illusionary Sea. I wonder where are you from, honored Gods?" asked Weili Hanyi.
"Do you know where the Illusory Island is?" asked Little White.
The crewmates visibly turned nervous upon hearing that question.
"Lords, you're going to the Illusory Island? That is a dangerous place that few can survive!" said Weili Hanyi.
"You only need to show us the way," Little White insisted.
"That's right. We have something to do there. Don't worry about us," said Xiang Shaoyun with a smile.
"In truth, we don't know that place either," said Weili Hanyi with a troubled expression.
"You're lying," said Xiang Shaoyun with a frown.
Suddenly, Weili Yana interrupted, "I-I know where the island is!"
"Princess, please don't talk drivel!" scolded Weili Hanyi.
"It's fine, Lord Hanyi. Let me speak," said Weili Yana solemnly.
"Sigh. Princess, you will only bring trouble to the two honored Gods," said Weili Hanyi with a sigh.
"I won't! The two honored Gods are strong!" said Weili Yana. She then blushed as she looked at Xiang Shaoyun and said, "May I know how I should address you, honored God?"
"Xiang Shaoyun. How about you?" asked Xiang Shaoyun.
"M-my name is Weili Yana, a little princess of Weili Island. You can call me Yana," introduced Weili Yana as she played with the hem of her shirt bashfully.
"Ok. Yana, can you tell me the location of the Illusory Island?" asked Xiang Shaoyun.
"In truth, the Illusory Island can be found at the extreme end of the northern sea region. However, you need to go through countless natural disasters to reach that place. Furthermore, the island might not even be discoverable even after you reach it. It will only appear once every 1,000 years. That would also be the time when the various islands send their strongest warriors over to search for the seven-colored fantastical spring and other treasures. Alas, even after so many years, not one warrior has survived a trip there. Thus, that island is also known as the Isle of Death. Honored Gods, please give up on the island."
"I see," Xiang Shaoyun replied with a look of understanding.
"Only once per 1,000 years? Why did those old fogeys ask me to come immediately, then?" asked Little White.
"There are only three more months before the next reappearance of the island," added Weili Yana meekly.
"Haha, see, I knew those old fogeys wouldn't lie to me! Looks like we arrived at the best time!" said Little White in excitement.
"Um. Let's get nearer to the island first," said Xiang Shaoyun. He looked at Weili Yana and said, "Thank you for the information. We'll be taking our leave."
"Honored Gods, if you're in no rush, you may become guests at our island. After all, you will be passing by our island on your way to the Illusory Island anyway," offered Weili Yana after she summoned all her courage.
Xiang Shaoyun hesitated, but when he saw the expectant look on Weili Yana's face, he nodded. "Ok. We'll have to intrude upon you."
And thus, both Xiang Shaoyun and Little White stayed on the ship. Weili Yana was wild with joy. As for the others, they naturally had no objections. They would be honored to host experts so powerful on their ship. After all, their safety would be guaranteed with these powerful guests.
Unsurprisingly, Weili Yana tried to approach Xiang Shaoyun after Xiang Shaoyun and Little White settled down on the ship. She merely had the heart of a romantic maiden, and she did not have any ulterior motives for approaching him. After all, she was only a 15-year-old girl, someone still relatively innocent of the ways of the world. Someone like her could hardly resist the charm of someone like Xiang Shaoyun.
Weili Hanli saw what she was doing. He couldn't help but remind her, "Princess, at the island, the two honored Gods will be leaving. Don't get too involved with them, or his majesty will not be happy."
"They're our benefactors!" replied Weili Yana.
"We only need to stay grateful. Do not throw yourself onto them, or only grief awaits when they eventually leave," said Weili Hanyi.
Weili Yana was not stupid. She quickly understood what Weili Hanyi meant, and her expression dimmed.
After Weili Hanyi left the room, Weili Yana stirred herself and declared, "I'll go to the Illusory Island with them!"
Nobody knew that Weili Yana hid an astonishing secret, a secret greatly related to the Illusory Island. Perhaps only with her lead would one be able to reach the true Illusory Island.