Chapter 1449 – Direct Confrontation!
Zhao Hai looked at Kong Miao’s expression and knew what he was thinking. Zhao Hai said, “Grandmaster, there are more than a thousand Xu Race Brothers who came here with me. I can take them to stage an ambush on the tunnel. Meanwhile, you can send people to lead the Hundred Treasures Realm there. At the same time, you can contact the other teams to assemble towards the tunnel as soon as possible. As long as we get those people in the tunnel, we can eliminate a group from the Hundred Treasures Realm. At the same time, we can arrange for defensive measures in order to stop the other groups from helping.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Kong Miao agreed and said, “Alright, I’ll take care of it. You go to the tunnel and prepare an ambush. Once you’re ready, notify me immediately.” Zhao Hai nodded, then he gave everyone in the room a salute before he left.
Seeing Zhao Hai coming out, the Xu Race members who came with him were looking at him with eagerness. To be honest, they wanted to fight alongside Zhao Hai rather than on their own.
Seeing everyone’s expectant eyes, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Brothers, follow me. We’re going into battle once again. I’ll brief you on the way.” When they heard this, the Xu Race members cheered. Then they followed Zhao Hai as they headed towards the designated tunnel.
Zhao Hai briefed them about their mission as they went along. Nobody objected to the plan. On the contrary, they were a little excited. They wanted to fight against the Hundred Treasures Realm once more. And they were eager to get a chance to wipe them out.
After seven or eight turns, Zhao Hai and the others arrived at the tunnel where they would stage an ambush. This tunnel was quite huge. Although there were stone pillars 400-500 meters high supporting the cave structure, these wouldn’t affect the battle.
Zhao Hai assigned the Xu Race members to prepare for an ambush. At the same time, he took out a jade sword message and sent word back to Kong Miao. In the past, Zhao Hai didn’t see the appeal of the jade sword messages. But now, his thoughts were different. Besides their convenience, jade sword messages carry a spiritual seal which increases the degree of confidentiality. This caused Zhao Hai to be fond of them.
After Kong Miao received Zhao Hai’s message, he immediately sent word to the various teams to meet up with Zhao Hai as soon as possible. There’s only one team that was excluded. It was the largest team among the others with 100 members. The leader of this team was from the World of Cultivation. He was actually an acquaintance of Zhao Hai, Yuan Ding.
Yuan Ding was responsible for the newcomer’s area. However, since this event was closely related to the World of Cultivation’s future, everyone gathered at the stronghold. Yuan Ding and Yuan Zhen were naturally among these people. With their strength and reputation, they were able to get captain ranks. Their current duty was to arrange formations and delay the Hundred Treasures Realm.
When Yuan Ding received Kong Miao’s jade sword message, he was stunned. But then when he read the message, he couldn’t help but chuckle at what he read.
Yuan Zhen was beside Yuan Ding. Seeing Yuan Ding’s expression, he couldn’t help but get curious, “Senior Brother, what happened? What are you happy about?”
Yuan Zhen understood his Senior Brother very well. His Senior Brother dealt with matters calmly. Only very few things could make him chuckle.
Yuan Ding didn’t hide anything as he handed the jade sword message to Yuan Zhen and said, “Go take a look. It’s about Mister Zhao Hai.”
Yuan Zhen was stunned for a moment, then he took the jade sword message and read its contents. The message described the current plan. Not only did it include the ins and outs of the operation, it also said that they needed to listen to Zhao Hai’s command.
Zhao Hai was personally led by Yuan Ding to the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Although he has been in the battlefield for a short time, Zhao Hai was able to become an important character of the World of Cultivation. This was something that Yuan Ding and Yuan Zhen didn’t think of.
The two weren’t envious of Zhao Hai. After all, it was the two of them who scouted Zhao Hai. There was a rule in the World of Cultivation that rewarded the scouts who recruited someone that provided great merits for the realm. The greater achievements their recruited person achieves, the more rewards the recruiter would have. Additionally, having a connection to a genius would be great for the recruiters. Because of this Yuan Ding and Yuan Zhen were eager in scouting for talents to send to the battlefield. And the better the rookie’s performance was, the happier they would be.
Seeing the contents of the jade sword message, even the ice-cold expression on Yuan Zhen’s face lit up. Then he said, “Good, very good. I didn’t expect Zhao Hai to do such a good job. Senior Brother, what are you planning to do now?”
Yuan Ding smiled faintly and said, “Although it’s not written on the jade sword message, it’s clear that Grandmaster Kong Miao is longer depending on the Giant Spirit Realm. Instead, he wants to deal with the situation himself. It’s a good idea to deal with the Hundred Treasures Realm group by group.”
Yuan Zhen nodded, then he coldly snorted and said, “Those fellows from the Hundred Treasures Realm have been bullying us. It’s time to show them how fierce we can be.”
Yuan Ding knit his brows and said, “You shouldn’t look down on the enemy. Those fellows from the Hundred Treasures Realm wouldn’t be easy to deal with. They are very strong. Although we only need to lure them over to the mine, we still have to be careful.”
Yuan Zhen nodded, then he said, “Senior Brother, you can rest assured. I’ll immediately pass on the orders for the others to be careful.”
Yuan Ding nodded. Then Yuan Ding left to relay the orders. Once the order was passed down, Yuan Ding led everyone towards where the Hundred Treasures Realm were.
Yuan Ding and the others could be regarded as the frontline troops of the World of Cultivation. Although they didn’t clash with the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm, they still know where they were. This was because the Hundred Treasures Realm were making noises while breaking formations.
Yuan Ding was also an experienced combatant, so he knew what needed to be done. Yuan Ding signaled to everyone before setting off.
It didn’t take long for the team to find a group from the Hundred Treasures Realm. There were more than 500 people in this group. They were currently breaking a formation.
After seeing these people, he immediately issued orders to attack the enemy’s rear. The Hundred Treasures Realm was already annoyed by the World of Cultivation’s guerilla tactics. However, since they lacked the ability they couldn’t do anything. They discovered that the people from the World of Cultivation were like old rats. Once they enter a tunnel, they would be very hard to track down.
The terrain was like a maze. And with the World of Cultivation’s formations, it was very hard for the Hundred Treasures Realm to pursue.
Now, the people from the World of Cultivation dared to test their patience. This was something they cannot bear. They had been led here and there for a long time, so their patience had reached its limit. There’s no way for them to tolerate this provocation.
The 500 members of the group angrily roared towards Yuan Ding and the others. However, Yuan Ding and the others quickly turned away and ran. But they didn’t run quickly and deliberately slowed down. And while they were running, they would set up formations in order to annoy the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm even more.
Yuan Ding did this deliberately so that the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm wouldn’t get any ideas. He wanted the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm to think that he was testing their limits, not leading them somewhere.
After a long time constantly breaking formations, the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm would certainly think that they were only doing this in order to stall for time. And once they were tired, the World of Cultivation would come over and deal with them.
And after stalling them for a long time, the people from the World of Cultivation arrived and attacked them. It’s likely that they wanted to see if the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm were vulnerable. If they were indeed tired, then the World of Cultivation would send the stronger troops in order to clean them up.
Yuan Ding intended the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm to keep thinking this way. He wanted them to think that he was here to test them.
These people from the Hundred Treasures Realm were angered that they simply didn’t think of much. Instead, they thought that Yuan Ding and the others were just here to provoke them. Because of this, they weren’t able to discover that Yuan Ding and the others were escaping at a slower speed than before.
This time, the World of Cultivation has made the proper preparations in order to receive the Hundred Treasures Realm’s attack. They invested a lot of capital in order to install formations. Flags and formation disks were sent over from the realm in addition to the supply they already had in the stronghold.
The Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield was just too rich for the World of Cultivation to give it up. Not only were various resources found in the battlefield, there’s also the more important cultivation methods!
A lot of powerful cultivation methods that the World of Cultivation had was obtained from the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Although jade slips obtained in the Ten-thousand Battlefield have spiritual seals. Once those seals were broken, then the contents inside would be destroyed. Even breaking 1000 jade slips wouldn’t guarantee one cultivation method.
However, there really were a lot of people in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Battles between the more than 30 thousand realms would cause jade slips to be abundant. If one was lucky, they would be able to obtain 10 thousand jade slips in one battle. If they can obtain even just one cultivation from these jade slips, then the World of Cultivation would have profited.
For these reasons, the World of Cultivation would never let go of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. For them, abandoning the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield was akin to sealing themselves off. Then they would only get farther and farther away from the other realms.
At the same time, the World of Cultivation’s higher-ups maintained a deep sense of crisis because of the battlefield. Although the other realms were still unaware of the World of Cultivation’s coordinates, this doesn’t guarantee that they never will. If people discover the World of Cultivation’s coordinates, then they might attack. If the World of Cultivation remained passive and retreated, then the only thing waiting for them was their destruction.
Being prepared for danger in times of peace was a sign of a matured civilization. After suffering several setbacks, the World of Cultivation was able to learn lessons and were no longer arrogant.
To be honest, the Buddhists regretted their plot against the Cultivators. If they still had their original number of experts, then the World of Cultivation would be at the upper tier of mid-grade realms. Although they were only one level lower right now, the benefits they could obtain were still incomparable to before.
Although the Buddhists were still suppressing the sects in recent years, they weren’t as ruthless. They also wanted the World of Cultivation to develop faster. Only when the World of Cultivation gets stronger would they obtain more benefits.
When they knew that they were faced against the Hundred Treasures Realm, the people from the World of Cultivation wanted to count on the Giant Spirit Realm. However, upon seeing that the Giant Spirit Realm only sent 50 people, the higher-ups understood that the Giant Spirit Realm wasn’t taking this matter seriously. This was what they were most worried about.
Because of this, the World of Cultivation had nothing else to do but invest heavily in the battle in order to drive the Hundred Treasures Realm away.
The people from the Hundred Treasures Realm were the most affected by the development. They were also the people who were the least willing to give up on the battlefield. Because of this, in order to successfully accomplish their task, they made sure to be careful in every step they make.
The people from the Hundred Treasures Realm didn’t attempt to think about Yuan Ding’s actions, they just kept chasing. Although they were still breaking formations along the way, seeing that Yuan Ding and the others were within reach, the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm were very excited.
Yuan Ding’s position wasn’t far from the ambush point. Before long, Yuan Ding and the others arrived at the place where Zhao Hai and the others were. Upon entering the tunnel, Yuan ding and the others couldn’t help but stare. This was because they didn’t feel that there was an ambush. They didn’t even feel anyone’s presence. This caused them to be puzzled.
Just as they were shocked, Zhao Hai’s voice entered their ears, “Masters, please continue walking forward towards tunnel number 8. Once we begin attacking, turn around and attack as well.”
Although they weren’t able to discover Zhao Hai, they recognized his voice. Therefore, Yuan Ding and Yuan Zhen gave a nod as they flew forward. And before they were able to enter the tunnel, the Hundred Treasures Realm arrived.
Yuan Ding and the others didn’t dally and immediately entered the next tunnel. Naturally, the group from the Hundred Treasures Realm continued their pursuit. Then when they reached the center of the tunnel, a large number of artifacts attacked them. Yuan Zhen and the others also turned around and attacked. This caused the group from the Hundred Treasures Realm to be stunned. They knew that they had fallen into a trap. However, they didn’t panic. They organized themselves and prepared to defend.