Chapter 1458 – Call Me Brother Tang
Zhao Hai just smiled and didn’t mind it. But he couldn’t help but get a favorable impression of Tang Jie. This person was a bit arrogant, but he was very good at getting along with others.
After some time, things settled down. Tang Jie drank from his liquor glass and then nodded as he said, “Nice wine. It could be a high-end good even in the Hundred Treasures Realm. I didn’t expect the World of Cultivation’s winemaking techniques to be this good.”
Kong Miao smiled and said, “Captain Tang is too polite. This liquor is the World of Cultivation’s best liquor. Moreover, it’s not something that everyone can have. In the entire World of Cultivation, only one person is able to make it. And this person is right in front of you.”
Tang Jie stared, then he turned his head to Zhao Hai and said, “I didn’t expect Mister Zhao Hai to also brew alcohol. Mister’s talents are really versatile.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I just happen to have good ingredients. And this wine isn’t made by me. If Captain Tang likes it, I can give you a batch.”
Tang Jie nodded, then he looked at Kong Miao and said, “Grandmaster, our Hundred Treasures Realm has agreed to your terms. Starting from today, the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race are under the Hundred Treasures Realm. Do you have any requests?”
Kong Miao shook his head and said, “We have no requests. Being sheltered by the Hundred Treasures Realm is already a great boon to the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race. I know that the Hundred Treasures Realm is about to go to war with the Giant Spirit Realm. We’ll do our best to help you out.”
Tang Jie nodded, “Then does Grandmaster have plans on what to do next?”
Kong Miao replied, “We’re planning to move to the Octopus Islands. It’s because it’s farther from the Giant Spirit Realm’s base and also because the surrounding seas are controlled by the Xu Race. Being able to survive on that place for many years meant that it’s a good defensible base. This base is too close to the Giant Spirit Realm. We’re basically deep inside the Giant Spirit Realm’s area of influence. If the Giant Spirit Realm decides to take action, it would be very hard to defend this base even with the help of the Hundred Treasures Realm. It would also cause the Hundred Treasures Realm to incur unnecessary losses. Therefore, we’re moving to the Octopus Islands. What does Captain Tang think?”
Tang Jie also thought about this when the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race asked the Hundred Treasures Realm to take them in. The stronghold of the World of Cultivation was too close to the Giant Spirit Realm’s base. If the World of Cultivation really does go under the Hundred Treasures Realm, then they would no longer be able to use this base.
Originally, he wanted to urge the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race to move. He didn’t expect Kong Miao to put it out first. Tang Jie looked at Kong Miao and said, “Oh, this is a good idea. How did Mister think about it?”
Kong Miao smiled and said, “It’s Little Hai’s idea. We also think that it’s reasonable.”
Tang Jie couldn’t help but look at Zhao Hai. He discovered that he still underestimated him. Meanwhile, Zhao Hai didn’t mind what was happening as he looked at Tang Jie and smiled.
Tang Jie nodded to Zhao Hai, then he turned his head to Kong Miao and said, “Little Hai’s proposal is good. I have no problem with it. However, I think that we should move quickly. Otherwise, the Giant Spirit Realm would discover what’s happening here and attack.”
Kong Miao nodded and said, “We’ve already made some preparations. Right, Captain Tang, we have some gifts to give you. I’ll have to ask you to take a look later.”
Hearing Kong Maio, Tang Jie stared, then with a gloomy face he said, “You mean the people from the Giant Spirit Realm? How many are there?”
Kong Miao smiled and said, “There are 48 of them. But since they caused some trouble, Zhao Hai eliminated six of them. Now there’s only 42 of them left. When does Captain Tang want to see them?”
Tang Jie replied, “I want to see them now. Where are they?” Kong Miao smiled faintly and then turned to Zhao Hai as he said, “Little Hai, please take Captain Tang there.”
Zhao Hai complied, he stood up as he said, “Captain Tang, please.” Tang Jie nodded. Then he turned to Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun and gave them a salute before following Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai brought Tang Jie away from the command tunnel and towards the tunnel where the people from the Giant Spirit Realm were imprisoned. As Tang Jie flew beside Zhao Hai, he asked, “Little Hai, those people from the Giant Spirit Realm, they didn’t play any tricks?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “If they want to live longer, they wouldn’t dare play any tricks.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Tang Jie couldn’t help but feel his scalp tingle. Although the Giant Spirit Realm was his enemy, he has to recognize that they were very strong. Even the Hundred Treasures Realm would have a hard time winning against them one-on-one. However, it seems like Zhao Hai can kill them at any time. It was terrifying to think about.
Before long, the two arrived outside of a tunnel. Although the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race were preparing to move, there were still a lot of people present in this tunnel. Moreover, these people were in full attention. With their current attitude, even Zhao Hai wouldn’t be able to sneak in a few silver needles.
Seeing Zhao Hai and Tang Jie arrive, the people from the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race cupped their fist. Zhao Hai returned their gesture as he said, “Ba Muer, take your people out here. A friend wants to see you.”
The people from the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race separated, allowing a small opening. Ba Muer and the others didn’t plan anything this time as they just flew out of the tunnel.
Seeing Tang Jie when he flew out, Ba Muer’s expression couldn’t help but change. He now knew that the Hundred Treasures Realm chose to accept the World of Cultivation. Ba Muer’s heart turned cold. He wasn’t only thinking of his own fate, but also the Giant Spirit Realm.
Ba Muer discovered that the Giant Spirit Realm made a very wrong decision. It’s a real mistake abandoning the World of Cultivation. As soon as they gave up the World of Cultivation, the Hundred Treasures Realm accepted them. This doesn’t mean that the Hundred Treasures Realm were fools that pick up others’ trash. On the contrary, the Hundred Treasures Realm was smart. They received the World of Cultivation quickly because the World of Cultivation can bring them greater benefits.
The Giant Spirit Realm abandoning the World of Cultivation would be a huge hit to their reputation. The Hundred Treasures Realm taking them in would increase their reputation. This rise and fall wasn’t as simple as one-to-one.
Ba Muer was really unwilling to accept his fate. If the Giant Spirit Realm’s higher-ups were in front of him, he would definitely ask what they were thinking. Why did they have to abandon the World of Cultivation, a loyal and devoted subordinate?
Ba Muer knew clearly that the World of Cultivation only betrayed the Giant Spirit Realm because the Giant Spirit Realm had abandoned them. If the Giant Spirit Realm sent reinforcements, then the World of Cultivation would still remain loyal. After all, the World of Cultivation has already killed a lot of people from the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Thinking of this, Ba Muer couldn’t help but feel dejected. He wasn’t afraid of being labeled as not knowing what was good. Instead, he was afraid of being compared.He judged the difference between the Giant Spirit Realm and the Hundred Treasures Realm. The Giant Spirit Realm abandoned a subordinate who had been loyally sending them tribute year after year, it was as though they were discarding trash. Meanwhile, the Hundred Treasures Realm accepted someone who killed 2000 of their people. The Giant Spirit Realm couldn’t compare to such a mindset.
No matter how unwilling Ba Muer was, he didn’t want his enemies to stand in front of him triumphantly. Therefore, he looked at Tang Jie and coldly said, “Tang Jie, don’t be happy too soon. If the World of Cultivation betrayed us today, they will betray you tomorrow. People like them couldn’t be trusted.”
Tang Jie was a famous expert of the Hundred Treasures Realm, so Ba Muer was able to recognize him. Upon hearing Ba Muer, Tang Jie couldn’t help but laugh as he said, “Ba Muer, did I get your name right? It’s obvious that you’re trying to drive a wedge between the World of Cultivation and the Hundred Treasures Realm. Also, betrayal? Did the World of Cultivation betray you, or did the Giant Spirit Realm betray the World of Cultivation? You should be well aware of the answer to this. I think there’s already no hope for the Giant Spirit Realm.”
Ba Muer coldly snorted, he turned to Zhao Hai with a look of hatred, then he said, “Zhao Hai, don’t be proud. You have killed a lot of people from the Hundred Treasures Realm. You think the Hundred Treasures Realm would forget that. When the time comes, you wouldn’t have a good future.”
Zhao Hai looked at Ba Muer, then he smiled faintly and said. “I don’t think so. I’m sure that the Hundred Treasures Realm aren’t the type to settle accounts after the fact. And my future will be good. Since I killed people from the Hundred Treasures Realm, then I’ll compensate by killing ten or even a hundred times more people from the Giant Spirit Realm. I reckon the Hundred Treasures Realm would forget my previous actions with this. What do you think of my plan?”
Everyone present couldn’t help but feel a cold sweat running down their backs. The atmosphere turned gloomy as the temperature dropped. Even the bravest of those present could feel goosebumps.
Tang Jie turned to look at the smiling Zhao Hai and couldn’t help but bitterly smile. Zhao Hai’s reply wasn’t what he expected. But he has to say that he liked this reply.
Ba Muer’s complexion paled as he looked at Zhao Hai. Then he coldly snorted and closed his eyes. He really didn’t want to see Tang Jie and Zhao Hai’s faces. He doesn’t want them to see the frightened expression in his eyes. He’s a person from the Giant Spirit Realm, he cannot make the enemy see his weak side.
Zhao Hai no longer cared about Ba Muer, he turned to Tang Jie and said, “Captain Tang, how do you want to deal with these people?”
Tang Jie looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Do what you did before. Let’s take care of it right now.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Then I’ll comply with your command.” After he said that, Zhao Hai gently waved his hand. Soon after that, blood spurted out of the holes that appeared on the throats of Ba Muer and the others. Then all of them fell down. But before they hit the ground, they were wrapped by a black gas. Once the black gas dissipated, Ba Muer and the others were gone.
This was the first time that Tang Jie saw Zhao Hai turning someone into Undead. The process looked very simple. However, this simplicity was what made Tang Jie feel cold. It could be seen from Zhao Hai’s movement that he was used to this. Who knows how many times he did this action. This is what terrified Tang Jie.
Tang Jie turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, take them out so I can see them.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Sure.” Then he waved his hand as he took out 48 Undead people from the Giant Spirit Realm. These people looked just the same before their death. There were no wounds on their bodies. It was only their absent heartbeats that informed people that they were Undead.
Looking at the refined Undead in front of him, Tang Jie couldn’t help but be speechless. He began to feel how terrifying Zhao Hai was. But then, he noticed something else. The aura around Ba Muer and the others didn’t change. They stood there giving the pressure that only Transcending Tribulation Experts could give out. This caused Tang Jie’s expression to change, he turned to Zhao Hai and asked, “Little Hai, don’t tell me that these Undead also have Transcending Tribulation-level strength.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “That’s impossible. These Undead are only at Qi Refining Stage. Only the aura is preserved, it’s very useful in giving people a fright.”
Tang Jie let out a soft sigh of relief. If these Undead really preserved their previous strength, then that would be unacceptable.
After receiving the Undead, Zhao Hai looked at Tang Jie and said, “Captain Tang, let’s head back. I think everyone has finished preparing. We can head to the Octopus Islands using the transmission formation. We still have to make some arrangements there in order to defend against the Giant Spirit Realm.”
Tang Jie nodded, then they flew back to the command tunnel. As they flew back, Tang Jie asked, “Little Hai, do you think the Giant Spirit Realm is aware of what happened here?”
Zhao Hai sighed and said, “I think so. The last jade sword message that they sent over ordered Ba Muer and the others to return immediately. However, Ba Muer and the others have been imprisoned by us. Also, since I intercepted the jade sword message that Ba Muer sent, the Giant Spirit Realm would be suspicious when no reply came. We also sealed the transmission formations. I’m afraid the Giant Spirit Realm might be heading over with an army.”
Tang Jie’s expression darkened as he said, “Can we still go to the Octopus Islands? The defensive formations there have been destroyed. We need to fix it as soon as possible. Moreover, we received orders from the higher-ups to stay here with you and fight against the Giant Spirit realm. As long as there’s a need, the realm would send reinforcements immediately.”
Zhao Hai looked at Tang Jie and then he smiled faintly and said, “Captain Tang, rest assured, when you agreed to help us, the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race already sent people to the Octopus Islands to fix the formations. I believe everything would be alright once we get there.”
Tang Jie looked at Zhao Hai and trusted his words. Then he couldn’t help but ask, “This, is this something you arranged as well?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I just made a suggestion. Everything is executed by Grandmaster Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun.”
Tang Jie laughed out loud as he said, “From now on, call me Brother Tang!”