Chapter 1391 – Century-Old Ironpear Tree
Zhao Hai also doesn’t want to fight the other people. Therefore, he made sure to avoid them. He knew very well there’s no such thing as good manners in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Even if you don’t want to mess with other people, this doesn’t mean that other people don’t want to mess with you.
Although he couldn’t understand why Zhao Hai was meandering through the forest, Li Zongdao didn’t say anything. He knew that Zhao Hai might have a reason for doing so. After all, Zhao Hai had a lot of mysterious abilities.
After moving for one hour, Zhao Hai suddenly stopped. The place where they stopped at had some hundred year old Ironpear Trees dotted sporadically. Century-old Ironpear Wood was already a very good material. Zhao Hai and the others would only need a hundred jin(50 kg) each in order to complete their monthly quota.
Moreover a century-old Ironpear Wood is very heavy. A meter long branch with the same diameter of a wine glass would already weigh more than a hundred jin.
But it must be said that century-old Ironpear Trees were very hard to harvest. One would need an especially sharp artifact in order to cut it. And even if you had a sharp artifact to cut the tree, you would still need to face its protector, the Ironpear Rat.
Century-old Ironpear Trees would certainly have Ironpear Rats as its guardians. Moreover, the rats protecting these trees were very strong. Generally, in an Ironpear Rat Clan, the strongest rat would be at the Nascent Soul Stage. However, average Nascent Soul Experts couldn’t defeat these rats. This was because Ironpear Rats at this stage had copper skin and iron bones. Most artifacts couldn’t easily damage them. Moreover, they weren’t Ironpear Trees that would just stand in place. They also had sharp teeth and claws, much sharper than general artifacts.
Zhao Hai already discovered several Ironpear Rats around the century-old Ironpear Trees. These Rats were much smaller than Zhao Hai imagined. They weren’t any smaller compared to average rats. They were dark in color and had no fur. Their exposed skin had a sheen akin to metal. They each had four sharp-looking claws and teeth that were like saws. They also had a small tail that moved like a steel whip.
Zhao Hai knew that these rats would immediately move as soon as he touched a century-old Ironpear Tree. For these Rats, Ironpear Trees were their properties. If other people dared to steal these trees, then these rats would certainly attack.
Seeing Zhao Hai look calmly at the Ironpear Trees, Li Zongdao stopped as well.
Zhao Hai waved his hand and took out a blob of liquid metal. Then this liquid metal turned into a circular saw. Zhao Hai wielded this saw as it began to rotate quickly and flew towards a century-old Ironpear Tree.
Zhao Hai wasn’t planning to cut the trunk of the tree because he knew that it was its toughest part. Instead, he wanted to cut off a small branch. These small branches were a meter long and were as thick as walnuts.
If it were any other tree, then Zhao Hai wouldn’t have spent so much time thinking. In the past, his qi alone could cut a tree. However, he was now faced with an Ironpear Tree. With how tough it was, Zhao Hai needed to use Liquid Silver.
Even so, the Ironpear Tree was much harder than Zhao Hai expected. The circular saw had a very hard time going through the branch.
Both Zhao Hai and Li Zongdao gained a new understanding about the Ironpear Tree. Goodness, this thing was really tough. However, only Zhao Hai knew that he was only using fifty percent of his strength.
The tree was actually able to resist 50% of Zhao Hai’s strength. It must be known that Zhao Hai’s present spiritual qi was equal to a Transcending Tribulation Expert.
At this time, a shriek was heard. Then it was followed by a few more squeaks. Zhao Hai waved his hand and caught the cut Ironpear Wood. Then he turned to Li Zongdao and said, “Brother Li, this is yours. With this, you won’t need to worry about this month’s tax.”
Zhao Hai called it a tax because the quota was essentially that. Therefore, Li Zongdao didn’t oppose it when Zhao Hai called it a tax.
Li Zongdao didn’t expect Zhao Hai to give this branch to him. He quickly said, “Little Hai, no need. I’ll get one myself.” He felt embarrassed because he had only been following Zhao Hai without giving much help. Being able to get the first loot made him feel sorry.
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Take it, it’s not easy as you think it is. Ironpear Rats are here.” Li Zongdao was taken aback. He immediately put the Ironpear Wood away as soon as he heard the shrieks. He just remembered that these were Ironpear Rats.
After putting the Ironpear Wood away, Li Zongdao waited. He wanted to see what these Ironpear Rats looked like. Meanwhile, Zhao Hai could count seven Ironpear Rats approaching them. And one of them seems to be the leader of their clan. Another two were at Nascent Soul Stage while the remaining four were at Core Formation.
At this time, several small squeaks were seen coming from a distant place underground. Then black spots began to appear.
Zhao Hai opened his mouth and siad, “There are seven of them. I’ll deal with three, Brother Li, Mo Sheng, you take care of the rest.” Then he moved and left the area of Li Zongdao’s defensive artifact. He took out his flying swords as he met the rats.
Zhao Hai proceeded to block three Ironpear Rats. These three were at Nascent Soul stage. This wasn’t Zhao Hai pulling rank or wanting to help Li Zongdao. Instead, he wanted these three for the Space.
Their initial exchange informed Zhao Hai that these rats really did live up to their reputation. Each Ironpear Rat were strong. Zhao Hai was using the Rainstor Pear Sword Formation but he was still held back by the three rats. But since the three most powerful rats of the group were being constrained by Zhao Hai. Li Zongdao and Mo Sheng were able to face the remaining four.
Although the remaining four rats were also strong, they were still at Core Formation-level of strength. So upon facing both Li Zongdao and Mo Sheng, they were quickly put on a disadvantage.
Li Zongdao began to fight the rats using his magic artifact. However, Mo Sheng was still using his own body cultivation techniques to face the rats.
One shouldn’t judge Mo Sheng’s fighting prowess through his appearance. When the fight began, Mo Sheng changed into a totally different person. He became an enraged Buddha and his killing intent flared up. His defence was also very amazing. The two Ironpear Rats weren’t able to deal with him head on.
Zhao Hai was also paying attention to Mo Sheng. Upon seeing that Mo Sheng was doing well, he felt relieved. Then he began to deal with the three rats seriously.
Zhao Hai began to use the Stellar Sword Formation. The three Ironpear Rats were unable to detect that they were being slowly trapped by Zhao Hai’s formation. This was because Zhao Hai didn’t have any intention of killing these rats. Instead, he wanted to capture them.
When the three rats were completely surrounded, Zhao Hai transformed several flying swords into iron chains that captured the rats.
The tree rats were startled. They didn’t expect Zhao Hai to use this move. They struggled to escape from being captured. However, Liquid Silver couldn’t be broken through easily. Zhao Hai waved his hand and directly sent the rats to the Space.
When the Ironpear rats entered the Space, a prompt was heard, “New type of mouse lifeform detected. It is aggressive towards the Space. Subjugating. Evolved mouse-type lifeform subjugated successfully. The host can now buy them in the Space’s shop. Extracting lifeform’s powerful defense and adding it to the Space’s beasts. Extraction and addition successful.”
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but nod when he heard the prompt. The defensive strength of the Ironpear Rats was indeed amazing. Now that it has been extracted, the Space’s beasts would be more powerful in combat.
Upon capturing the three Ironpear Rats, Zhao Hai turned his head towards Li Zongdao and Mo Sheng. The two were able to fight smoothly. Mo Sheng already killed an Ironpear Rat while the other was heavily injured. Mo Sheng should be able to finish it off soon. Li Zongdao’s situation was the same.
Seeing that the two were doing well, Zhao Hai turned his attention towards the Ironpear Trees. Now that the Ironpear Rats had been dealt with, these century-old trees were unprotected. He can now harvest them with ease.
However, Zhao Hai wasn’t intending to cut all of these trees down. It wasn’t easy for century-old Ironpear Trees to grow. Everyone in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield knew how to restrain themselves from harvesting materials. If they harvested everything, then they wouldn’t have anything to harvest later on.
Everyone had the same thought because they don’t want to destroy the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. If they destroyed the dimension, then they would lose out in the future.
Zhao Hai cut several branches of Ironpear Wood, enough to pay this month’s tax. Zhao Hai also cut a couple of branches for the Space.
When the Ironpear Wood entered the Space, another prompt was heard, “New type of Ironwood Tree detected. May be cultivated by planting on the ground. It can also be used for medicine, refining, and cultivation.”
Upon hearing this, Zhao Hai smiled. This was a fantastic outcome. Since the branches can directly be planted on the ground, the Space could now grow its own Ironpear Trees.
Zhao Hai immediately asked Cai’er to plant some trees. He even placed them on the time accelerated region. Later on, he wouldn’t lack Ironpear Wood to use.