Chapter 1421 – Blocking The Way!
The World of Cultivation’s final target was the Octopus Islands. Even if they couldn’t crash into the islands, at least they wanted to compel the Xu Race to have a decisive battle against them.
Since they were clear about this, Zhao Hai sent out silver needles in advance to explore the terrain ahead. His goal was to detect every single Xu Race ambush on the way.
Not only was Zhao Hai able to discover Xu Race people, he discovered a lot of them. Most were lying in ambush. Moreover, every single one of them were stealthed. These Xu Race people naturally didn’t expect the World of Cultivation to have scanners that could detect them.
Although there were a lot of ambush spots on the way, Zhao Hai wasn’t actually worried. Even if the World of Cultivation’s troops were spread out, they were close enough to each other that other teams could provide reinforcements almost immediately. And even if they couldn’t rush in to help, they could also warn other teams in advance so that they can confront the enemy together.
The Xu Race wanted to take advantage of this current situation to pick out teams of Cultivators. However, because of the scanners, each team were able to thwart the ambush. One by one, the Xu Race were being defeated and chased away. Naturally, if they were being chased, the Xu Race weren’t able to use their stealth robes.
Originally, Zhao Hai thought that nothing was wrong. However, he discovered that in addition to the Xu Race, there were other people present. These people weren’t from the Xu Race. They were all wearing black clothes and had masks that could hide from spiritual force. All of them were gathered together, numbering around a thousand.
Seeing this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. These people were blocking the way of the World of Cultivation. It was obvious that they harbored evil intentions. Moreover, this couldn’t be a simple ambush, they intended to have a battle!
Zhao Hai didn’t underestimate the other party. Conversely, he became more alert to their presence. Their appearance meant that they were confident that they could stop the World of Cultivation’s advance.
And although the other party only had a thousand people, all of them looked disciplined. Zhao Hai paid attention to them for a long time, but none of them made any noise. Also, all of them had thick killing aura. One would know at a glance that they weren’t good-natured.
Using his mind, Zhao Hai called over to Laura, “Laura, try going through our materials in the Ten-thousand Battlefield. Find out who these people are.”
Laura was also looking at the monitor, but she shook her head and said, “I can’t check. Brother Hai, the information we have about the Ten-thousand Battlefield is too small. Moreover, these people deliberately concealed their identities. Although there are a lot of groups in the battlefield that wore black clothes and masks, it’s impossible to identify them all.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Try to analyze their combat prowess.” Laura nodded, then Lizzy and the others got busy. Zhao Hai’s analysis of someone’s battle prowess wasn’t arbitrary. Through the Universal Scanner, he could get a fair guess about the enemy’s strength through their qi, aura, temperament, and so on. Of course, this calculation might be inaccurate and could only be used as a reference.
Laura and the others got busy for some time, before they gave a report, “Brother Hai, I’m afraid these people are bad news. The analysis said that these people should be very strong. If we proceed with the plan, then we will certainly suffer losses.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he withdrew his spiritual force from the Space. His two eyes opened, showing a fierce gaze. Actually, there was no need for him to close his eyes in order to communicate with Laura and the others. He just did so out of habit. At the same time, this was so that Kong Miao wouldn’t disturb him.
At this time, Zhao Hai knew that he couldn’t delay. This was related to the World of Cultivation. Zhao Hai immediately went to Kong Miao and said, “Grandmaster Kong, there’s a problem.”
Kong Miao frowned as he listened to Zhao Hai. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “People are blocking our way?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Right, they’re blocking our way. There are about a thousand people. They aren’t from the Xu Race. All of them are wearing black clothes and masks. Their masks can shield from spiritual force. Because of this, they cannot be identified. Moreover, they should be quite strong. The Undead that I sent in advance had been completely destroyed by them.”
Kong Miao frowned, “Strong? About a thousand? Did the Xu Race get reinforcements from another place? There are groups willing to help the Xu Race?”
Zhao Hai suddenly had a flash of intuition, he looked at Kong Miao and said, “Grandmaster, there are indeed people who are willing to help the Xu Race. Don’t forget, the Xu Race is now working for someone. It’s possible that it’s the High-grade Realm. That High-grade Realm might not want to see the Xu Race get wiped out. Otherwise, they would be affected if this matter fails.”
Kong Miao understood what Zhao Hai was saying. He could see the same thing in the Void Temple. Being a large power, the Void Temple had a lot of smaller forces working for them and depending on them to survive. If the Void Temple had something that wasn’t convenient for them to handle, then those small forces would be left to deal with it. If something unexpected happens to that small force, then the Void Temple would have to salvage the situation lest they risk damaging their reputation.
Kong Miao nodded and said, “That’s reasonable. If it’s the High-grade Realm, then things have become more troublesome.” Kong Miao was clearly aware of their present strength. They simply couldn’t go against powerful realms. Moreover, they wouldn’t even dare fight High-grade Realms.
Zhao Hai looked at Kong Miao and said, “No, Grandmaster. This is a great opportunity for us. With those people joining, the Xu Race would be more inclined to go against us. Since these people decided to hide their identities, we can just pretend that we don’t know where they came from. Once we defeat those people, then I’m sure that the Xu Race would tell us everything we want.”
Kong Miao knit his brows and said, “I’m afraid that approach isn’t correct. If we manage to win, then that High-grade Realm wouldn’t let us off.”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “Grandmaster, even if we don’t fight them, they still wouldn’t let us off. So we might as well fight them properly. Those people plotted against us. Grandmaster, from what I can see, let’s pause for now while you send word to the higher-ups.”
Kong Miao nodded. He also thought that Zhao Hai’s proposal was good. The opposite party had a thousand people. If the World of Cultivation proceeded with their current plan, then they would definitely suffer a lot. This matter would greatly affect the World of Cultivation, so they needed to report to the higher-ups.
Kong Miao immediately took out a jade sword message and wrote a message using his spiritual force before releasing it. This jade sword message was headed towards the World of Cultivation’s higher-ups.
Kong Miao immediately took out more jade sword messages in order to send word to the other teams. After releasing the messages, Kong Miao turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Let’s wait here for the others.”
Zhao Hao nodded and stopped the Hell King’s ship. Kong Miao stood in place as people began arriving one after another. Kong Miao explained everything to everyone as Zhao Hai arranged spaces for them to rest in the ship.
In about two hours, all teams arrived on the ship. But Kong Maio didn’t order the ship to depart. He was still waiting for the reply from the higher-ups.
Fortunately, jade sword messages travel very fast. Four hours after sending his message, Kong Miao received his reply. After reading the contents, Kong Miao turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, go forward at full power.”
Zhao Hai nodded. It seems like the higher-ups accepted his proposition to deal with these people. He immediately controlled the ship to go forward at full power.
Kong Miao also included Zhao Hai’s plan in his message. It seems like the higher-ups saw Zhao Hai’s plan as reasonable, so they agreed.
In fact, Kong Miao also thought that Zhao Hai’s plan was very reasonable. In battles between High-grade realms, the most important thing for smaller realms was to know which side to pick. Even if they picked a wrong side, as long as the high-grade realm survives, the smaller realms would also have a chance for survival.
But if you don’t pick a side, then it’s possible for you to offend both sides. When the time comes, no matter who won, you still wouldn’t have any good fruits to eat.
Naturally, the higher-ups could also think through this point. Therefore, they prepared to make a decision on where to stand at this time. The opposite party was blatantly trying to harm them. Moreover, the other party hid their status. If they knew who the other party was, then at the very least they know to whom they could surrender to. Beautiful the enemy was unknown, then they wouldn’t know who to bow their heads to when the time came.
As Zhao Hai controlled the ship, he also paid attention to the masked group. It must be known that four hours had passed. With the ship’s original speed, the two sides should have fought already. However, the World of Cultivation stopped and just resumed their travel. The other party should have some thoughts about this.