Chapter 1456 – The Way Forward
The Cultivators and the Xu Race had ugly expressions not because of what Zhao Hai said. Instead, it was because they felt sorry about not noticing Ba Muer’s actions when he was just right in front of them.
At this point, it was impossible for these people to feel any discontent against Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai had the strength to cement his reputation. Moreover, Zhao Hai’s contributions were higher than anybody else in the stronghold. So they weren’t dissatisfied with Zhao Hai. They were just angry that they didn’t notice the sneaky move of the Giant Spirit Realm.
The Cultivators and the Xu Race people looked at the people from the Giant Spirit Realm with disgust. Even if they weren’t as strong as the Giant Spirit Realm, they weren’t that weak either. As long as they get serious, Ba Muer and the others would have to think twice about making a move.
After Ba Muer and his men were imprisoned in a cave, Zhao Hai returned to the command tunnel. He has to discuss the matter with the Hundred Treasures Realm with Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun.
When Zhao Hai returned to the tunnel, Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun were discussing current matters. The Immortal Stage Experts already give them the authority to deal with the situation as they see fit. Now the two were discussing what to do if the Hundred Treasures Realm takes them in.
Besides the two, there were also several Severed Soul Experts present. Xu Ning, Jianyi, and others were present. All of them sat in the room while they discussed.
Naturally, at this time, they were just idly talking without making concrete decisions. They were still waiting for someone to arrive, and of course it’s Zhao Hai.
When Zhao Hai appeared back in the tunnel, he immediately went to Kong Miao’s side. After asking Zhao Hai to sit down, Kong Miao looked at him and asked, “Little Hai, what happened? Why did you suddenly leave?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly, “Everything’s fine. There are just fellows who decided to play some tricks. I already dealt with it. What is everyone discussing right now?”
Kong Miao replied, “We’re talking about what to do next. Little Hai, what do you think?”
Zhao Hai looked at the people in the room and said, “The Giant Spirit Realm has given up on us. Since that is the case, we will have to side with the Hundred Treasures Realm. However, we’ve had so many conflicts with the Hundred Treasures Realm before. This means that we have grudges against them, so we have to guard against them in the future. In order to prevent this, we need to make more effort once the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm goes into battle.”
Kong Miao and the others nodded. But then, Kong Miao said, “But what if the Hundred Treasures Realm doesn’t accept us? What should we do?”
Zhao Hai replied, “Then we’ll retreat back to the World of Cultivation. Let the two of them fight. I also want them to fight for a long time. Once the two weaken themselves, we’ll return to the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. At that time, they would have no choice but to accept us.”
Kong Miao, Xu Wuzun and the others stared. They don’t understand what Zhao Hai meant. Although the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm are bitter enemies, they were very restrained when they fought. They would injure each other, but they don’t cause damage deep enough to touch bone. When both sides reach a certain level of casualties, they would stop and return to their own territories to mend their wounds and prepare for the next fight.
Both the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm knew that even if they were each other’s bitter enemies, once their casualties got too big, they would just be easy pickings for others. It was for this reason that both sides held back during their battles. It was also because they knew about this point that Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun believed that the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm wouldn’t fight a life and death battle.
Although it seems like the Hundred Treasures Realm were prepared and that the Giant Spirit Realm made the wrong decision putting them in a disadvantage, a skinny camel is always bigger than a horse. The Giant Spirit Realm wouldn’t be easy to deal with. Once the Giant Spirit Realm fights it out with the Hundred Treasures Realm and causes heavy damage, the two sides would enter a truce. It’s almost impossible for the two sides to cripple themselves over their grudge.
Zhao Hai looked at Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun, then he smiled faintly and said, “Everyone here should have read information about me. You should be aware of my most important ability.” Hearing Zhao Hai, everyone present paused once more. They have read about Zhao Hai’s abilities a long time ago. However, they didn’t think about it at this time.
Just as those present were pondering, Jianyi said, “Your Spatial abilities?”
Jianyi’s voice caused everyone to be stunned. Then they looked towards Zhao Hai with bright eyes. Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Correct, my spatial ability.”
Kong Miao and the others weren’t fools. Hearing about Zhao Hai’s spatial ability, they immediately understood what Zhao Hai meant.
Zhao Hai looked at everyone and then smiled faintly as he said, “Even if the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm doesn’t accept us, our departure from the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield would only be temporary. As long as I want to come back here, I can. Therefore, let’s hope that the Hundred Treasures Realm accepts us, otherwise the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm wouldn’t have good days ahead.” Hearing the killing intent in Zhao Hai’s words, the hearts of Kong Miao, Xu Wuzun, and the others present couldn’t help but turn frigid. They discovered that it was a wrong move for the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm to annoy Zhao Hai. As long as Zhao Hai takes this matter in his hands, the two realms wouldn’t be able to live well.
Kong Miao took a deep breath to calm down his mood. Then he turned his head to Zhao Hai and said, “If the Hundred Treasures Realm accepts us, what would you do?”
Zhao Hai replied, “If the Hundred Treasures Realm accepts us, then our first step would be to give up on this place and move back to the Octopus Islands.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, everyone couldn’t help but stare. Kong Miao asked, “Leave here? Why?”
Zhao Hai replied, “This place is too close to the Giant Spirit Realm’s base. If they dispatch troops to attack us, we wouldn’t be able to block it. On the other hand, if we go to the Octopus Islands, things would be different. The Octopus Islands are far from the Giant Spirit Realm’s base. Although it was also far from the Hundred Treasures Realm’s base, it’s still a much better place compared to here. We can also establish a transmission formation on the island. Additionally, even if we cannot stall the Giant Spirit Realm, we can still retreat to the seas. I reckon, after many years, the Xu Race has made some investigation about the seas. Therefore, it’s much better for us to use the Octopus Islands as a base.”
Kong Miao frowned. Although what Zhao Hai said was reasonable, he was unwilling to let go of the stronghold.
Zhao Hai looked at Kong Miao’s expression, then he smiled faintly and said, “Grandmaster, in order to survive, our Xu Race friends trusted us and came to our stronghold. So why can’t we go to their base? Right now, our two realms are on the same boat. Naturally, we need to work together.”
Kong Miao nodded and said, “Alright, if the Hundred Treasures Realm accepts us, we’ll move to the Octopus Islands.”
Xu Wuzun and the others were extremely happy. To be honest, although they had been treated very well in the World of Cultivation’s stronghold, nor were they being looked down on, they still couldn’t help feeling uncomfortable. Naturally, they would be glad to return back to the Octopus Islands.
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Even if we move to the Octopus Islands, those guys wouldn’t let us off. But that doesn’t matter. We can just beat them up. As long as we become known, even the Hundred Treasures Realm would need to think twice if they want to deal with us. After all, we would have helped them a lot. If they really dared to kill the donkey after transporting the grain, they would follow the footsteps of the Giant Spirit Realm.”
Kong Miao and the others now understood Zhao Hai’s plan. They also understood that Zhao Hai wanted them to earn great merit. They would become known by the Hundred Treasures Realm as the most loyal and meritorious subordinates. As a result, it would be very hard for the Hundred Treasures Realm to move against them. Unless they want to affect their reputation in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.
Kong Miao nodded and said, “This is a good plan. As long as the Hundred Treasures Realm is willing to take us in, we’ll be fine. However, the Giant Spirit Realm isn’t good to deal with. When the time comes, they would target us. After all, our action isn’t as simple as changing our allegiance to the Hundred Treasures Realm. Their reputation would take a blow as well.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Not only that, we can hold off the Giant Spirit Realm while in the Octopus Islands. And once we succeed, what would happen next? I’m afraid that people would no longer treat the Giant Spirit Realm as a high-grade realm. Not being able to deal with a medium-grade realm would be a huge blow to the Giant Spirit Realm.”
Xu Wuzun and the others nodded. The reason why the high-grade realms have their current status in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield was because they were people that couldn’t be provoked. Everyone who did so was eradicated. As long as someone offends them, high-grade realms would move swiftly to deal with the enemy. This way, they would be showing their strength.
If a high-grade realm fails to deal with a disaster in a swift manner. Everyone will think that they no longer deserve being called a high-grade realm. When that time comes, the Giant Spirit Realm would be finished.
Actually, all of these benefits should have belonged to the Giant Spirit Realm. If the Giant Spirit Realm didn’t give up on the World of Cultivation, Zhao Hai would have fought with the Hundred Treasures Realm to the end. By then, all problems would be solved with the defeat of the Hundred Treasures Realm. The Giant Spirit Realm could attack the Hundred Treasures Realm through this matter. The Hundred Treasures Realm would be in trouble by that time. Unfortunately, the Giant Spirit Realm gave up the opportunity and caused trouble onto itself!