Chapter 1351 – Supreme Commander
And just like what Liu Zhen said, the second day after Zhao Hai’s fight, the Machine Field’s higher-ups sent people to see Zhao Hai. This time, they didn’t send their family juniors. The person who came was the Fire Temple’s Bishop, Ma Fenglei.
Zhao Hai and Ma Fenglei had some interactions before, so he was a familiar face. Zhao Hai also had a favorable impression of this person. It seems like the Machine Field really made some effort this time in sending Ma Fenglei.
Ma Fenglei didn’t come alone. Coming with him was Zhao Hai’s acquaintance from the Six Realms Beginner Competition, Captain Ma Rulong.
Although Zhao Hai drank a lot yesterday, he drank spatial water after returning to the Space that evening. So he was no longer drunk. He got up early today and returned to Yuan’s fort.
When he came back, he was already aware that Ma Fenglei and Ma Rulong had arrived. The two were currently standing on the wall as they chatted with Yuan and Liu Zhen. Upon seeing Zhao Hai, they immediately went forward and greeted him. Zhao Hai looked at them and returned the gesture. Ma Fenglei and Ma Rulong also greeted Zhao Hai. Although Zhao Hai officially has no power in the Machine Field, nobody in the higher-ups dared to underestimate him.
Zhao Hai looked at Ma Fenglei and Ma Rulong, then he smiled and said, “I didn’t expect Bishop and Captain to arrive here. What’s the problem?”
Ma Fenglei laughed and said, “What problem? How can there be any problem? But LIttle Hai, you’ve really done a good job. You have raised the reputation of the Machine Field.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Bishop Ma, let’s head in and talk.”
Everyone proceeded to enter Yuan’s fort. Then Yuan and the others tactfully withdrew themselves, leaving only Ma Fenglei, Ma Rulong, and Zhao Hai inside.
After the three had sat down, Ma Rulong looked at Zhao Hai as he smiled and said, “Little Hai, I didn’t expect you to be that strong. Very good.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “This is also thanks to Captain. Thanks to your recommendation, I was able to enter the Six Realms Battlefield and rapidly improve my strength. Alright, Captain, why did you come here?”
Ma Rulong smiled and said, “What else did we come here for? The higher-ups wanted to reward you. They decided to make you the Six Realms Battlefield’s Supreme Commander. Every matter in the Six Realms Battlefield will be under your control. But since you are too strong, the other realms protested. Later on, you cannot head out to hunt. Just like those Transcending Tribulation Experts, you’ll be defending the Machine Field’s territory.”
When Zhao Hai heard this, he couldn’t help but knit his brows and said, “Isn’t this a little excessive? I’m just a Nascent Soul Expert, why am I not allowed to hunt?”
Ma Fenglei looked strangely at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, don’t you feel strange when you say this? Who is Huang Daoran? He’s a Transcending Tribulation Expert of the Cultivation Realm. He’s well-known among the Cultivators. If such a person can’t do anything to you, then wouldn’t the other realms be helpless if you go out and hunt?”
When Zhao Hai heard Ma Fenglei, he couldn’t help but smile. He nodded and said, “I’m fine with not heading out to hunt. But if there’s people who dared run to the Lock Mountain Range to cause trouble, then don’t blame me for being impolite.”
Ma Fenglei nodded and said, “That’s obvious. This is also in agreement with the other realms. You don’t have to be lenient to people who cause trouble to the Lock Mountain Range. Little Hai, we cannot do anything against the protest of the other realms. The higher-ups can’t do anything as well.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Rest assured, I know how difficult it is for them. To be honest, with my present strength, if I head out, I’ll just be bullying others. Alright, I’ll take the position as Supreme Commander. But I’ll be leaving the Six Realms Battlefield from time to time. The higher-ups should be aware of this. Is it alright with them?”
Ma Rulong forced a smile and said, “Even if they aren’t, they can’t do anything. Feel relieved, the higher-ups said that you can leave whenever you want. Nobody will stop you.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “That’s good. Besides this, is there anything else?”
Ma Rulong looked at Zhao Hai, then he smiled faintly and said, “Little Hai, you have now acknowledged Huang Daoran as a Master. Huang Daoran is a guest elder of the Pink Clouds Pavilion. Do you think you have a chance of getting things for the Machine Field?”
Zhao Hai immediately understood what Ma Rulong was saying. Sure enough, as Liu Zhen said, those higher-ups truly had such an idea.
When he thought of this, Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “Captain, you should know under what circumstances I accepted Huang Daoran as a Master. Because of my relationship with him, the Cultivation Realm is paying more attention to me. If I engage with the people in the Pink Clouds Pavilion at this time, those folks from the Cultivation Realm would never let me off.”
Ma Rulong nodded, but he didn’t have a disappointed expression. Then he said, “I also think that it’s impossible. Those people from above are living in fantasy. Forget about it, but just keep this matter in mind. If you have the opportunity, then mention this matter to the Pink Clouds Pavilion. You can decide on anything else by yourselves.”
Zhao Hai nodded. This time, Ma Fenglei opened his mouth and said, “Little Hai, there’s one more thing that they want to ask. Last time, you asked for Yalei 2. That planet isn’t that good. The higher ups want to ask if you want to change it to another planet.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “There’s no need. I’m already in the process of transforming the planet. It’s already suitable for people to live in. Moreover, I’ve been able to cultivate big crabs there. After some time, I should be able to get some yield.”
Ma Fenglei nodded, “Alright. But as what was said, if you want to change your planet, you can do so anytime. If you want people for Yalei 2, you can also do so. The higher-ups would even help out.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Okay. I’ll make sure to ask for help if I need any.”
Ma Fenglei nodded. Then he said, “Actually, what the higher-ups wished for you to do is to cultivate here in the Six Realms Battlefield. After all, the Machine Field doesn’t have a Transcending Tribulation Expert. If you can overcome your tribulation, then the Machine Field would definitely benefit greatly. Since your battle with Huang Daoran is in the Six Realms Battlefield, not many people know about it. Only some influential people outside are able to get the news. I’m afraid we’ll have to trouble you.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “No need, I didn’t suffer or anything. It’s just reputation, it’s no big deal. Right, if there’s nothing else, you two should stay here for a couple of days. Allow us to entertain you for a while. What do you think?”
Ma Rulong and Ma Fenglei looked at each other and then nodded. Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright, then let’s head out. I reckon Captain Yuan and the others had already prepared the food and drinks.” The three laughed before leaving the meeting room.
Just like what Zhao Hai said, Yuan and the others had already prepared the food and wine. Yuan and Ma Fenglei had a casual relationship. Although Ma Fenglei also stayed in the Lock Mountain Range, he was earlier than Yuan by about ten years. Therefore, when he retired, Yuan still hadn’t reached the Lock Mountain Range. So the two didn’t have much friendship to begin with.
On the other hand, Ma Rulong and Yuan were quite close. They were friends for life. Zhao Hai and the others were able to follow behind Yuan because of Ma Rulong. Naturally, the friendship between these two was quite deep.
Although they had just drunk yesterday evening, everyone was still rearing to drink. Everyone here practiced, so they don’t get drunk that easily. To them, there’s no such thing as overdrinking.
They drank until noon before everyone dispersed. Zhao Hai returned to the Space where Laura and the others were waiting for him. Seeing him come back, Laura gave him some spatial water. Taking a sip from the glass, Zhao Hai felt better as he let out a long breath and said, “Haaa. I’ve been drinking liquor for two days straight. Forget it. Now that I got the position of Supreme Commander, things are much more convenient. Cai’er, how is the Pirate Paradise?”
Cai’er waved as the display on the monitor showed the asteroid field that was known as the Pirate Paradise. However, the map was different from before. Right now, the asteroid field was divided into sections where each section was shaded with a different color.
Cai’er pointed at the screen and said, “Young Master, we only have a small understanding about the Pirate Paradise. We didn’t know that the Pirate Paradise is divided into several groups. We can think of it as a smaller version of the World of Cultivation. It’s also divided into six regions. The largest area in red is controlled by the pirates of the Machine Field. They still use Mechs and Battleships. Their main strength is taking advantage of the location.”
Zhao hai nodded. Upon hearing Cai’er, he discovered that the Pirate Paradise was really divided into six regions. The red area was the closest to the Machine Field and was the largest region. Several regions bordered this red region.
Then Cai’er continued, “The other regions are controlled by the other realms. But some of these pirates have nothing to do with the other realms. There are also groups that flee there because they offended people in their realms. But these people still send messages back. The situation is very complicated.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “And how about the Poison Bee Pirate Group?”
Cai’er gestured towards the screen as it zoomed in. Then Cai’er said, “This is the Poison Bee Pirate base. They’re only a medium-sized group. I’ve been monitoring them the last few days and found nothing special. Young Master, do you want to clean them up?”