Chapter 1461 – A Difficult Task
Zhao Hai understood what Tang Jie was saying. Although the Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needle can flow like a snake and its shaft can be deformed, it’s still different from the Ten thousand Transformations Staff and Liquid Silver.
Zhao Hai’s Liquid Silver can turn into any shape, the same was true for the Ten Thousand Transformations Staff. On the other hand, the Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needle couldn’t transform. In other words, it only had one shape. It can hover, but it couldn’t change its form.
However, this was good in itself. The snake body can move like a noodle which was a partial transformation. It’s incomparably flexible. Having a hard point was enough for it.
Zhao Hai knew that Tang Jie had good intentions, so he smiled faintly and said, “Brother Tang, rest assured. I won’t act unreasonably. Let’s go make our preparations. Those guys will be here soon. If they didn’t bring a Formation breaking Spirit Snake Needle, then our defensive formations would be put in great use. The artifact they used to hurry along is very special. It was a very huge ship. Five thousand people have no problem going inside it. However, it’s speed isn’t very fast.”
Tang Jie coldly snorted and said, “The Giant Spirit Treasure Ship, the Giant Spirit Realm actually took it out. It seems like they’re anxious about the situation. It takes 100 Transcending Tribulation Experts to drive one. And each ship can hold 10 thousand people. Not only can it be used as a transport artifact, it can also attack. But because it’s too big, it’s not very flexible. However, it’s attacking power is huge. It could break a Eight Cyan Imperial Chariot on a head-on collision. Since they took out the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship, it seems like they wouldn’t use a Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needle.”
Zhao Hai looked at Tang Jie, confused. Xu Wuzun cleared his puzzlement, “The Giant Spirit Treasure Ship is quite famous in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. In terms of offense, it’s quite formidable. Most of the time, the Giant Spirit Realm uses the Giant Spirit Treasures Ship in order to destroy guardian formations. They used this method in order to deal with uncooperative smaller realms.”
Zhao Hai’s complexion turned serious, he nodded and said, “So it’s like that. Can we deal with the Giant Spirit Treasures Realm using the Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needle?”
Tang Jie thought for a moment and said, “It’s not a bad idea, but the spirit snake needle is mainly used to destroy guardian formations. It’s main function is to find a weak point in the energy flow of a formation and then attack it. The Giant Spirit Treasure Ship is a large artifact. In addition to its offensive strength, the ship is also famous for its defensive strength. Although it can defeat the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship, the Spirit Snake Needle would also sacrifice its service life. In that case, the gains wouldn’t equal the loss.”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai frowned and said, “The Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needle is too precious. Its materials are very difficult to collect. Damaging it in order to deal with the Giant Spirit Treasures Ship isn’t worth it. Right, we can use the counterfeit I made. Although it’s not that strong, it can still attack the treasure ship. It’ll take them a few days before they can arrive, I can use the time to make more imitations of the spirit snake needle. Maybe we can deal with the Giant Spirit Race without using the Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needle.”
When they heard Zhao Hai, the eyes of the three lit up. Tang Jie nodded and said, “That’s a good plan. If the counterfeit needles can really block the Giant Spirit Treasures Ship, then everything else would be easier. By the way, what materials did you use to make the imitations? We have resources in hand, let me see if it’s enough. If it’s not, I can have more sent over.”
Xu Wuzun immediately took out the jade slip that Zhao Hai gave him and then handed it over to Tang Jie, “The materials are not uncommon. We have some materials present here, so we can make more. Will there be enough time to make them?” After he said that, he turned to look at Zhao Hai.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “There should be enough. I’ve used a lot of my time in order to research the Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needle. So I no longer need to look into the materials and it’s design. The only thing left to do was to refine them.”
Tang Jie scanned the jade slip with his spiritual force. Then his eyes shone as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Good. Little Hai, I’ll leave this matter to you. Refine as many as possible. The more the better. You don’t need to use your own materials, I’ll provide them for you. You only need to focus on refining them.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Alright, as long as I have materials, refining is not a problem.” Tang Jie nodded, then he turned around and left. Before long, he came back with a spatial bag in his hand. Then he handed the spatial bag over to Zhao Hai and said, “Here”. Zhao Hai didn’t delay as he nodded and then went back to his cave residence.
When Zhao Hai left, Tang Jie immediately took out a Jade Sword Message and then placed a message in it. He turned to XU Wuzun and said, “Mister Xu Wuzun, have this jade sword message pass through the transmission formation to the Hundred Treasures Realm’s base. Please be quick.” Xu Wuzun replied as he flew away towards the transmission formation with the jade sword message.
At this point, the Octopus Islands has established a transmission formation that linked directly to the Hundred Treasures Realm’s base. So when necessary, the Hundred Treasures Realm would be able to dispatch support troops when necessary. Naturally, it was quicker for the jade sword message to pass through this transmission formation.
After Xu Wuzun left, Tang Jie turned his head to Kong Miao and said, “After this event, I want Little Hai to go to the Hundred Treasures Realm. What do you think?”
Kong Miao looked at Tang Jie in surprise. To be honest, this was the first time he heard of such a request. He never heard people from a high-grade realm inviting people from lower-grade realms. It must be known that high-grade realms were very proud. They simply don’t see people from lower-grade realms as their equal. It’s no wonder that Kong Miao was shocked by Tang Jie’s request.
Tang Jie immediately knew that Kong Miao was thinking. He sighed and said, “Kong Miao, you should have seen Little Hai’s strength as well as his talent for refining. To be honest, it would be a shame for him to be in the World of Cultivation. If he were to go to the Hundred Treasures Realm, his future would be limitless. Of course, we won’t let you suffer a loss. When Little Hai goes to the Hundred Treasures Realm, we would teach the World of Cultivation some of our cultivation methods and refining techniques. What do you think?”
When Kong Mia heard what Tang Jie said, his eyes couldn’t help but brighten up. To be honest, this was an offer he couldn’t refuse. The World of Cultivation was unwilling to leave the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. They wanted to get cultivation methods and refining techniques, but these things aren’t very easy to acquire. At this time, Kong Miao has a large set of methods and techniques from the Hundred Treasures Realm. But if they were discovered by the Hundred Treasures Realm, then the World of Cultivation would certainly be dealt with. It must be known that only subordinates of the Hundred Treasures Realm know about their methods. Practicing a stolen technique was a taboo. Kong Miao was worried about this matter.
But if Zhao Hai becomes someone from the Hundred Treasures Realm, then these cultivation methods would be open to the World of Cultivation. Practicing them would no longer incur the suspicion of the Hundred Treasures Realm.
When he thought of this, Kong Miao nodded and said, “He can go to the Hundred Treasures Realm. It would be an honor for Little Hai. I believe he would agree. As long as he doesn’t oppose the idea, I don’t have a problem with it.”
Tang Jie nodded and said, “Alright, I believe Little Hai wouldn’t decline. Our Hundred Treasures Realm have been preparing for a long time to deal with the Giant Spirit Realm. I believe we would be able to clean them up this time. I know that the World of Cultivation has paid a lot, you don’t have to worry. Whether we can deal with the Giant Spirit Realm this time or now, I will find a good place for you in the Hundred Treasures Realm’s territory to rebuild your base. It would definitely be better than your original base.”
Kong Miao bowed and said, “Then I have to thank Captain Tang Jie.” Although Tang Jie was only a Captain and he seems like he was talking big, Kong Miao doesn’t think so. Tang Jie was a genius of his generation in the Hundred Treasures Realm. He’s a candidate that the realm has decided to cultivate. His status in the Hundred Treasures Realm isn’t any lower than Kong Miao’s status in the World of Cultivation. If such a person speaks out, then his words would definitely bear weight.
Tang Jie waved his hand and said, “You’re too polite. If we can push the Giant Spirit Realm back this time, then the World of Cultivation would have gained huge merit. The Hundred Treasures Realm wouldn’t unjustly treat people with high merit.”
Kong Miao expressed his gratitude once more. At this time, Xu Wuzun walked in. He looked at Tang Jie and said, “It’s been passed on.”
Tang Jie nodded. Then he let out a long breath as looked at the sand table and said, “The preparations on the Octopus Islands have basically been set. If Little Hai can make a few more imitations of the spirit snake needle, we can fight the Giant Spirit Realm outside. This way, the islands wouldn’t be heavily damaged by the battle. The Octopus Islands are still quite close to the Giant Spirit Realm. As long as we keep this place, the Hundred Treasures Realm would have a springboard to attack the Giant Spirit Realm. It would be best if we could preserve the island’s guardian formation.”
Kong Miao nodded and said, “If we can really fight the Giant Spirit Realm outside the islands, there would be no problem with preserving the Island’s guardian formation.”
Xu Wuzun also nodded and said, “Everything depends on Little Hai. As long as he can make a lot of imitations, we can realize this plan.”
Tang Jie forced a smile and said, “It wouldn’t be that easy. Even if we manage to repel the Giant Spirit Realm, they could still send more people to counter-attack. When the time comes, they might even get their subordinate realms to join the battle. So we must not repel them too fast nor should we allow them to touch the guardian formation. This would be difficult to do. I just send word to the realm for them to begin with the plan to take care of the Giant Spirit Realm’s subordinate realms. But this would take time. We need to stall the Giant Spirit Realm as much as possible.”
Hearing Tang Jie, Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun couldn’t help but knit their brows. To be honest, it would be very hard to fight the Giant Spirit Realm head-on. It was nothing more than assembling people and then fighting each other. On the other hand, stalling the Giant Spirit Realm would be a bit difficult.
Both Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun were confident in Zhao Hai. They believe that Zhao Hai would succeed in making counterfeit Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needles. As long as they have these imitations, in addition to the Hundred Treasures Realm, they were confident in dealing with the Giant Spirit Realm. But making the Giant Spirit Realm neither win nor lose, it would be a bit difficult.
Tang Jie looked at the two and then said, “I know that it would be hard. However, we need to stall them if we want to win the war. We need to make them feel that they were close to winning, but they would never win. Only through this can we succeed.”
Actually, Tang Jie’s request was quite hard, but Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun couldn’t decline it. In fact, they also hoped that the Giant Spirit Realm would be defeated or eliminated by Tang jie. They hated the Giant Spirit Realm. If they don’t defeat them, then the World of Cultivation and the Xu Race wouldn’t have a great future.
Yan Dong was currently looking at the person standing on the bow of the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship. Looking at the person, he couldn’t help but sigh. To be honest, Yan Dong didn’t have any good feelings towards the person. Although he was a genius of the younger generation, Yan Dong still didn’t approve of him.
Yan Dong knew that this situation was caused by this person. The man was called Ba Li, a son of an Elder of the Giant Spirit Realm. The Elder was already old, so he pampered Ba Li a lot. Since childhood, Ba Li was fed with medicinal pills as though they were jelly beans. If such a person’s cultivation speed was slow, then they would be utter trash. However, Yan Dong has to recognize that Ba Li was a genius. He was fast in cultivating and was extremely skilled in both spells and techniques. However, he was arrogant and selfish. Besides himself, he doesn’t care for anyone. There were very few people like him, even in the Giant Spirit Realm.
After knowing about what happened to the World of Cultivation, Yan Dong immediately went back in order to ask for reinforcements. This was because he knew clearly that the World of Cultivation’s crisis wasn’t an accident. Yan Dong knew that it was clearly a plot of the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Originally, the Elder’s Assembly was prepared to dispatch troops in order to save the World of Cultivation. However, Ba Li stopped it, thinking that the World of Cultivation was not worth saving. To Ba Li, it wasn’t worth it fighting the Hundred Treasures Realm over a small realm. Moreover, the World of Cultivation was entangled with bandits like the Xu Race. Ba Li thought that it would be a stain to the Giant Spirit Realm’s face if they were to accept bandits as their subordinates.
Although Ba Li’s thoughts bore a hint of truth, Yan Dong believed that it would be a bigger stain on the Giant Spirit Realm’s face if they didn’t save the World of Cultivation. Unfortunately, Yan Dong was just a captain, so how could he contend with the words of an Elder’s son? In the end, the Elder’s Assembly agreed to Ba Li’s words and abandoned the World of Cultivation. They were also the ones who sent the letter for Ba Muer and the others to come back.