Chapter 1353 – Louis’ Suspicion
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I came to see Commander Louis because I have something to propose. I told Commander Louis last time that we might have an opportunity to cooperate in the future. I came today in order to talk about this cooperation.”
Louis was stunned. He looked at Zhao Hai with a confused look as he asked, “Mister must be joking, right? Mister Zhao Hai has been accepted by a Transcending Tribulation Expert as a disciple. And Mister has also been named a Supreme Leader of the Machine Field. What else does Mister need from us?”
Hearing Louis, Zhao Hai’s eyes couldn’t help but shine. He discovered that he had underestimated Louis. He just became Huang Daoran’s disciple two days ago and he just became the Supreme Commander. However, Louis was able to point it out right now. This caused Zhao Hai to elevate how he saw Louis. Being able to lead the Cross Sword Pirate Group and survive amidst being suppressed, Louis wasn’t a simple man.
When Louis noticed that Zhao Hai’s gaze had a profound meaning, he couldn’t help but stare. Then he immediately understood what’s going on, his facial expression couldn’t help but change for a moment. Then he calmed down as he embarrassingly held his fist and said, “I have made Mister laugh. Naturally, I need to have some aces in my hand in order to survive.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “This is none of my business. However, I really came here to cooperate with you. Commander Louis should be aware that I have my own planet and it’s quite barren. But the planet has already been transformed by me and is suitable for habitation. The problem for me is that I have no one to live on the planet. I can only send undead there in order to grow grain and vegetables as well as rear some animals.”
As he said this, Zhao Hai was observing Louis’ expression. Sure enough, when Louis heard that Zhao Hai had a planet, he didn’t seem to be surprised. His eyes just lit up for a moment before going back to normal. Then when he heard that Zhao Hai sent Undead in order to grow food on that planet, his eyes lit up once more. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Mister, what you’re saying is?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I produced grain, butchered some beasts, and harvested vegetables. But I have nowhere to sell them. Originally, I wanted to sell them through the Ashley Family. But as Commander knows, the Machine Field isn’t lacking in food. Moreover, the food market is controlled by the Big Families. Inserting myself into this market is impossible. Therefore, I came to Commander. Do you happen to need these things?”
Looking at Zhao Hai, Louis’ eyes brightened before he laughed and said, “Mister, you’ve become aware of our situation, so you came here to look for me?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s not only you who has cards. I can guarantee you that my grain, vegetables, and meat are of the highest grade. I can satisfy however much Commander wants. And I guarantee that it’s comparable to the food in the Machine Field.”
Louis stood up and walked back and forth. Then he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Can I ask what Mister wants in return?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I’ll accept anything. Although I have a planet, it still lacks a lot of things. The only thing present there are Undead. I can accept anything that the Commander wants. Of course, I won’t buy grain, vegetables, and meat.”
Louis was elated, he said, “Is Mister serious?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Of course. Actually, I’m aware that you have a lot of good things. After all, the Cultivation Realm’s ships pass through this area, bringing items of great value. I’ll use food in order to trade with these things according to market price. What do you think?”
Louis looked at Zhao Hai, then he gave a deep vow and said, “Louis thanks Mister. You’ll be helping us greatly. Also, is it possible for mister to get us some cloth and salt? I’ll buy them at a high price.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “No problem. However, the Commander needs to state how much you want. Only then can I prepare.”
Louis was very happy, “Louis thanks Mister’s kindness. Mister can rest assured, my payment won’t disappoint you.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I believe in Commander. Then it’s settled. Commander, please list out how much you need.”
Louis nodded, then he paused for a moment before asking, “How will Mister transport these things? If you need help, don’t hesitate to tell me.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “There’s no need. It’s alright as long as you tell me how much you need. I’ll send it to you as soon as your payment is ready.”
Louis nodded, “Alright. Mister, wait a moment.” Then he turned around and left the room. Before long, he came back as he smiled faintly and said, “Mister, please come with me. I made my people prepare some food and wine. Let’s chat while eating.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright, but there’s one thing I need from the Commander. Don’t tell others about our transaction today.”
Louis nodded and said, “Mister can rest assured, I’ve already told my people to keep quiet.” Then Zhao Hai followed Louis out. Before long, they reached a ship that has a restaurant inside it. Food and wine have already been prepared. However, the food and wine weren’t something to boast about.
However, Zhao Hai didn’t care and just sat down and drank some of the red wine with Louis. Actually, to the two, the food and wine on the table wasn’t that important. They were just waiting for Louis’ people to compute how much resources they needed.
After one hour, Xiao Ling entered the restaurant. She went to Louis’ side and said, “Brother-in-law, here’s the count.” Then she handed a piece of paper over to Louis.
Louis looked at the paper before turning to Zhao Hai and saying, “Mister, please take a look. These are the things that we need. I don’t know if Mister can provide them?”
Zhao Hai read the paper. Louis really needed a lot of things. Just the grain alone numbered several hundred thousand jin(0.5kg). The vegetables, meat, salt, and cloth were comparable in scale.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright. Then I’ll have to ask Commander to prepare your payment. Three days later, I’ll return to give you your items.”
Louis nodded, then he stood up and gave Zhao Hai a salute, “This Louis will never forget Mister’s great kindness. Mister, there’s no need to call me Commander, just call me Louis.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Then I’ll be impolite. Farewell.” Then his figure vanished in place. Xiao Ling looked at Zhao Hai disappearing, her eyes couldn’t help but become round as he said, “This is the mysterious spatial ability?”
Louis smiled faintly and said, “Spatial abilities aren’t that mysterious, it’s just that Mister Zhao Hai is too powerful. Alright, Xiong Ling, make everyone prepare the goods. We finally have something to eat. You could also wear new clothes.”
Xiong Ling happily turned around and left. Meanwhile, Louis stayed in the restaurant for a while before walking out and returning to his room. Then he took out a computer and then called over a few people to meet him.
The people who Louis called were the elders in the Cross Sword Pirate Group. These were the people with the real strength and had grown up together with him. Louis considers these people as his close brothers. These were the people that Louis would call if there’s something important to discuss.
Before long, a few people arrived at Louis’ room. A large man looked at Louis and said, “Boss, why did you call us over? And why did you tell everyone to prepare the goods? Did you manage to get us some food?”
Louis stared for a moment and said, “Peter, sit down. I called you over because I have something important to discuss.” The people present saw that Louis was serious, so they didn’t delay and sat down.
Louis told them about his meeting with Zhao Hai. He didn’t hide anything from these people. After he finished talking, he looked at his brothers and said, “What do you think Zhao Hai is planning?”
Several people knit their brows. Peter opened his mouth first and said, “That Zhao Hai certainly has a lot of spatial equipment. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to transport a large amount of goods to this place. Am I correct Boss?”
Louis glared at him impatiently and said, “I didn’t ask about that.” Peter grunted before sitting back down. He looked left and right as though he had a nail in his butt.
Louis just gave Peter a glance and left him alone. Among these brothers, Peter was the strongest Warrior. He’s also a Mech expert. But apart from these two things, he didn’t have anything else. Moreover, this fellow has a little bit of something in his head. However, since everyone grew up together, they understood him and didn’t mind his antics.
Before long, a gentleman wearing a uniform opened his mouth. His eyes lit up suddenly and said, “Boss, when you were talking to Zhao Hai, he mentioned several times that he has a planet, and there is no one there, right?”
Louis smiled faintly and said, “Correct. Little Ling’s response is fast. I called you all here to discuss this. Zhao Hai mentioned it several times. He has a planet and there’s no one on that planet. Does this mean something?”
The Little Wen that Louis mentioned was named Tang Wen. He’s also someone that grew up alongside Louis. And he had been very smart since he was a child. Among the people present, he was a kind of a strategist.
As soon as the others heard Louis and Tang Wen, they also gawked. Then their expressions lit up. One of them looked at Louis and said, “Boss, you mean Zhao Hai wants to win us over? He wants us to live on his planet?”
Louis turned to the person who talked and said, “What Little Wu said was right. I think so too. But I’m not sure yet. So I plan to get in touch with Zhao Hai more and explore his intentions.”
Little Wu, named Tang Wu, was Tang Wen’s younger brother. He couldn’t be underestimated, but he wasn’t as smart as his brother. He’s a commander of a squadron of the Cross Sword Pirate Group. And his ability to command troops was very good.
Tang Wen knit his brows and said, “Zhao Hai’s position in the Machine Field is now very high. He’s even labeled as the Machine Field’s Supreme Commander in the Six Realms Battlefield. If he needs people for Yalei 2, then he only needs to say a word and people would flock over to him. He doesn’t need us. Moreover, from what I heard, Yalei 2 is a barren land. It’s uninhabitable.”
Louis opened his computer, opened the star map and quickly found Yalei 2. He looked at the notes on the star map and nodded as he said, “Right, I saw that too. Because of this, I didn’t pay attention to it anymore. But today Zhao Hai said that he has already transformed the planet. And had already grown food on it.”
Tang Wen knit his brows. Naturally, he doesn’t believe Zhao Hai. It’s no wonder, transforming a planet isn’t so easy. Experiments needed to be performed and investments had to be made. Yalei 2’s temperature was very low. The Machine Field had several methods to change this.
First was to use a huge power heater, which was like a large air conditioner. But instead of supplying cold air, it constantly blew hot air.
However, using such a huge power heater for several days needed a large amount of energy. Most importantly, this heater needed to be powered constantly or else the planet’s temperature would quickly return to its previous state. In other words, installing this power heater was akin to burning money. Moreover, this heat wouldn’t only heat a building, but an entire planet.
The second method was much more difficult. It was to use a large number of battleships. After making careful computations and calculating a path, battleships could pull the planet nearer to a star in order to make it warm.
However, the difficulty of this task was huge. You wouldn’t only need to calculate the path of the planet, you would also calculate the gravitational effects of this move to the planets as well as the star. Making one mistake in this aspect would lead to dreadful consequences. Therefore, this method stayed in writing and has never been put to practice.
Besides these two methods, there’s also another method. It was to just make dwellings on the planet. Each dwelling would have a magic shield that separates the dwelling from the temperature outside. Then there would be smaller heating devices in these dwellings. But in this case, each dwelling couldn’t be made too big. Moreover, it was impossible for these dwellings to farm grain. This arrangement could only be used in meteors or asteroids. And it was for military use.
However, no matter which of the three methods, it was impossible for them to cause a complete transformation of a planet. Because of this, Tang Wen wasn’t optimistic about what Zhao Hai said about the planet growing some grain.