Chapter 1453 – Such A Character!
When Tang Jie heard Zhao Hai, he couldn’t help but raise his brows. Then he said, “I don’t quite understand what Mister Zhao Hai means. We can’t be friends. You now have the blood of more than 2 thousand people from the Hundred Treasures Realm in your hands. Do you still think we can be friends?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Of course we can. We killed more than 2000 people from the Hundred Treasures Realm, but we were enemies at that time. We cannot afford to hold back against you. But if we have a common enemy, then an enemy of an enemy is a friend. The World of Cultivation and the Xu Race altogether has nearly 10 thousand people in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. If we help the Hundred Treasures Realm, then you would gain a new force of 10 thousand people. But at the same time, we would also be providing benefits for the Hundred Treasures Realm. Isn’t that better than the numbers you said before?”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Tang Jie couldn’t help but stare. Then his eyes shone as he said, “I hear that the World of Cultivation has the Giant Spirit Realm as its backer. The Giant Spirit Realm is the mortal enemy of the Hundred Treasures Realm. Aren’t you afraid of offending the people from the Giant Spirit Realm?”
Zhao Hai knows that Tang Jie was testing him. He didn’t hide the truth from Tang Jie as he said with a serious expression, “Captain Tang, I won’t lie in front of so many people. I think Captain Tang also saw the people from the Giant Spirit Realm. When you used your Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needle, one of them went back to ask for reinforcements. But how long has it been? The Giant Spirit Realm didn’t send any reinforcements. And just now, the Giant Spirit Realm sent a jade sword message for their people telling them to return. This means that they had given up on us. Although our World of Cultivation is just a medium-grade realm, we have never skipped our annual tributes. Although we are weak, we’ll never take anything lying down. Since the people from the Giant Spirit Realm want to give up on us, then we will no longer have anything to do with them. If Captain Tang is willing, we can even hand over the 48 people from the Giant Spirit Realm. What does Captain Tang think?”
Zhao Hai was well aware that telling the truth at this time was much better than lying. If he tells the truth, then Tang Jie might think that they are desperate to defect to the Hundred Treasures Realm. But if lies were involved, then things might get troublesome in the future.
Hearing what Zhao Hai said, Tang Jie couldn’t help but raise his brow. However, he didn’t speak as he only looked at Zhao Hai with a pondering expression.
Tang Jie needed to think about it. Zhao Hai’s words already laid everything on the table. Zhao hai and the others were subordinated to the Giant Spirit Realm, naturally they were enemies with the Hundred Treasures Realm. It wasn’t strange for them to kill their enemies. After all, you can’t invite your enemy to tea. But now that the Giant Spirit Realm has abandoned the World of Cultivation, Zhao Hai and the others were resentful and detained members of the Giant Spirit Realm. This expressed their anger towards the Giant Spirit Realm. The separation between the World of Cultivation and the Giant Spirit Realm would only bring benefits to the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Just as Tang Jie was thinking about these things, Zhao Hai said, “I know that the Hundred Treasures Realm targeted the World of Cultivation because you want to negatively affect the Giant Spirit Realm’s relationship with its subordinate realms. You want them to leave the Giant Spirit Realm’s side. However, the Hundred Treasures Realm’s follow-up plan is nothing more than spreading rumors. But if the World of Cultivation joins the Hundred Treasures Realm and announces it to the world, the effect would be much better.”
Tang Jie stared, he didn’t expect Zhao Hai to know. His attention is now on Zhao Hai. Seeing Tang Jie’s gaze on him, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and added, “Moreover, I think you have underestimated the World of Cultivation. We aren’t really strong, only at mid medium-grade. Now, the Xu Race has allied with us. We have offended both you and the Giant Spirit Realm. It can be said that the two of us are on the same boat. If we act together, we can reach upper medium-grade level. Even if the Hundred Treasures Realm wants to deal with us, it would take a lot of effort and lives in order to do so. This wouldn’t bring any benefits to the Hundred Treasures Realm at all. Instead, the Giant Spirit Realm would like to see that happen. So why don’t you take us in? Compared to dealing with two medium-grade realms, I reckon the Hundred Treasures Realm is more interested in attacking the Giant Spirit Realm. Am I right?”
Tang Jie looked at Zhao Hai and understood what’s terrifying about him. Zhao Hai wasn’t scary because of his strength, but instead his grasp on a person’s heart. Every word he said spoke straight to one’s heart and interests. Tang Jie knows that the World of Cultivation were in a tight rope right now. If the Hundred Treasures Realm doesn’t accept the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race, then the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race’s final move would be to leave the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. But even if that was the case, so what? Instead of losing them, it’s much better to have them as a sword in the Hundred Treasures Realm’s hand. Giving up on the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race was equivalent to giving up on dealing a heavy blow to the enemy. At the same time, they would also bring losses to themselves. In this case, only an idiot wouldn’t know what to do.
Because of this, even though Tang Jie knew that taking them in would bring greater benefits to the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race, he was still tempted to accept.
Not only Tang Jie, but the people behind him weren’t talking anymore. They quietly listened to Zhao Hai’s words and were attracted to what he said. They couldn’t help but agree that Zhao Hai made sense. Although they were now in a desperate situation, it was indeed advantageous for the Hundred Treasures Realm to take them in. They had a fair and honest reason to turn on the Giant Spirit Realm. For the Hundred Treasures Realm, the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race weren’t their enemy. Their true enemy was the Giant Spirit Realm. In order to deal with the Giant Spirit Realm, they could accept the condition of the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race.
After some time, Tang Jie looked at Zhao Hai and said, “This matter is too big. I cannot take responsibility for it. I need to report back to the higher-ups.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright. We won’t attack you until you give your answer. We also wouldn’t let the people from the Giant Spirit Realm go away. If the Hundred Treasures Realm agrees to help us, then we’ll give the people from the Giant Spirit Realm to you. If you don’t, then we’ll kill them before fighting you. After that, we’ll leave the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.”
It was a threat towards Tang Jie. Tang Jie looked at Zhao Hai with a cold gaze as he said, “Are you threatening me?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I wouldn’t dare. Our World of Cultivation has already offended the Hundred Treasures Realm, and now the Giant Spirit Realm. So why would we stay in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield? As the gods fight, the mortals suffer. We’ve suffered a disaster because of the battle between your realms. Since there’s no way out for us, then the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race would no longer be kind. Before leaving the battlefield, we might as well expel some bad air. Alright, I’ll no longer disturb you. I’ll leave you to get in touch with your higher-ups. Goodbye.” Then Zhao Hai’s figure disappeared.
Tang Jie looked at the place where Zhao Hai disappeared. A flash of anger appeared on his face but was quickly replaced with a smile. Then he slowly began to laugh.
Tang Wen looked at Tang Wen and asked, “Senior Brother, why are you laughing?”
Tang Jie replied, “I didn’t expect the World of Cultivation to have such a character. This person knows what he’s doing. Moreover, his analysis of the situation is done meticulously. He presented the situation to us and gave us choices. If we choose something beneficial to ourselves, it would also be beneficial to himself. If it’s disadvantageous to us, it’s disadvantageous to him as well. He’s good. I need to urge the higher-ups to take the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race in. If they join us, we would have more confidence in dealing with the Giant Spirit Realm.”
Tang Wen said, “Senior Brother, do you really have to value Zhao Hai so much?”
Tang Jie smiled faintly and said, “That man is intelligent. The reason why he was our enemy was their relationship with the Giant Spirit Realm. They wanted to support the Giant Spirit Realm, so they showed their loyalty and opposed us. But when they discovered that the Giant Spirit Realm had given up on them, he immediately detained the people from the hundred Treasures Realm. The fate of the people from the Giant Spirit Realm was already sealed the moment they’re detained, they will no doubt be killed. He’s showing his attitude to us. If we accept them, then they would give us the people from the Giant Spirit Realm as a courtesy. If we don’t accept them, they would kill those people from the Giant Spirit Realm. Zhao Hai’s last words to us aren’t a threat. He was only stating facts. If we don’t take them in, none of us will be able to run away.”
Tang Wen stared, then he asked, “Will they really dare kill us? Aren’t they afraid of the Hundred Treasures Realm’s retaliation?”
Tang Jie looked at Tang Wen, then he sighed and said, “They’re compelled to leave the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, so what else do they fear? As long as they destroy all formations here, it wouldn’t be easy for us to find the World of Cultivation. When the time comes, their Immortal Stage Experts would make a move. After all, they no longer have anything to worry about.”
Upon hearing Tang Jie, Tang Wen couldn’t help but shiver. If what Tang Jie said was real, then they have to take Zhao Hai and the others in. Otherwise, their poor lives would end here.