Chapter 1472 – Strength of the Enemy
Although Zhao Hai was having a vacation, he didn’t sit and do nothing at all. Zhao Hai suddenly remembered a special refining technique he learned in the lower realms, water refining.
Water refining was a technique that Zhao Hai acquired from the Seafolk. But because of the Universal Processing Machine, he seldom used it. Now, he only uses the technique to strengthen the Azure Dragon Snail. The Azure Dragon Snails inside the Space were thriving, they can practically live forever if they were left along. Moreover, their shells had been undergoing water refining, which made the shells extremely hard.
Besides the Azure Dragon Snail, there were also other sea beasts that used water refining. Compared to fire refining, water refining had its own advantages and as well as difficulties.
One of the difficulties of water refining was that it’s requirements for water were very high. If there wasn’t enough water, then the result of the refining wouldn’t turn out well.
Another difficulty was that it required a very long time to finish. It was much slower than fire refining. In comparison, it was a dozen times slower. This was a very huge disadvantage when compared to fire refining.
However, there were also advantages to water refining. First, as long as there’s enough water, then one would be able to succeed in refining. If one had an ocean of water, then they can even refine multiple Giant Spirit Treasure Ships at the same time.
Also, the probability of failure during water refining was very low. This was because water refining was a gentle technique, it was a slow process. Smaller artifacts even had close to 100% success rate. Large artifacts didn’t have as good a success rate, but it was still very good.
The reason why Zhao Hai began to ponder about water refining was because he thought that it was very suitable for a high-grade realm like the Hundred Treasures Realm. High-grade water wasn’t difficult to acquire for these large realms. They also have geniuses that could control water. Moreover, water refining didn’t require perfect water control. One only needs to pay attention to the artifacts during critical methods of refining.
The most important thing was the technique’s success ratio. After all, Zhao Hai doesn’t want to be a human restructuring machine upon arriving at the Hundred Treasures Realm. Therefore, he was going to research this technique and hand it over to Mu Yu.
Zhao Hai became afraid because he had seen the failure rate of the refiners. It was utterly terrible. The success rate has reached 1 in 10. Tang Jie told Zhao Hai before that the success rate of refining a large artifact was less than 1 percent. At that time, he didn’t think much of it. Now that he saw how much the refiners failed in refining the fake spirit snake needles, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be shocked.
When he saw Mu Yu being satisfied with the results and even offering praise, Zhao Hai was dumbfounded. Such a success rate was still enough to be praised, he was speechless.
After staying inside the Space for three days, Zhao Hai finally went out. At the same time, he recorded the water refining technique into a jade slip. It must be said that water refining wasn’t very difficult. However, people need to fix their mindset that only fire can be used in refining.
In these three days, Zhao Hai was also paying attention to Ba Li’s group. Just as Mu Yu and the others worried about, Ba Li was prepared to deal with the Octopus Islands in one go. The reinforcements didn’t number 50 thousand, but 80 thousand people! In addition to the 5000 people from the Giant Spirit Realm that came with Ba Li, there were 3000 more people who came to reinforce. Along with the 3000 people were two more Giant Spirit Treasure Ships and 20 Eight Cyan Imperial Chariots. The only good news was that the reinforcements didn’t bring a Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needle with them.
Zhao Hai reckoned that the people from the Giant Spirit Realm disliked using Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needles. They were the type of people who liked to use brute strength. Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needles required skill. Although it also has great attacking power, its flexible body was something the Giant Spirit Realm wasn’t fond of. Instead, they sent two Giant Spirit Treasure Ships as well as a bunch of Eight Cyan Imperial Chariots. In their opinion, these things were enough to bulldoze through the Octopus Islands.
However, the reinforcements had just met with Ba Li. They still haven’t departed for the Octopus Islands. In Ba Li’s mind, Tang Jie and the others would never leave the island, so he has no worries. He might as well prepare in order to succeed in the attack.
Zhao Hai didn’t say anything about Ba Li’s decision. He can attack whenever he wants to attack, Zhao Hai doesn’t care. In any case, he doesn’t have anything to worry about.
At the same time, over these three days, although the refiners had wasted a lot of materials, they were still people with real skills. In three days of refining, they were able to make 90 fake spirit snake needles. This number wasn’t small.
When Zhao Hai came out of the Space, he immediately went to the refining cave. There were people guarding outside in order to block people from entering. They were afraid of people disturbing the process of refining. However, Zhao Hai was an exception. Mu Yu already gave word to allow Zhao Hai entry once he comes.
Upon entering the cave, Zhao Hai noticed Mu Yu sitting on the corner. It’s clear that he doesn’t want to disturb the people refining the artifacts.
Seeing Zhao Hai arrive, Mu Yu nodded. Zhao Hai also gave a nod to Mu Yu before arriving at his side and saying, “Brother Mu, let’s head out, I have something to report.”
Mu Yu nodded, he understood that Zhao Hai was about to give a report about Ba Li and the others. He stood and went outside with Zhao Hai. Then they flew towards his cave residence.
Upon entering his cave residence, Mu Yu immediately called for Tang Jie, Xu Wuzun, and Kong Miao. While the rest were heading over, Zhao Hai told Mu Yu about the large artifacts that were added to Ba Li’s arsenal.
When Tang Jie and the others arrived, Mu Yu relayed the information he heard from Zhao Hai.
Hearing Ba Li’s current army, Xu Wuzun and Kong Miao couldn’t help but let out a cold breath. This was 80 thousand experts, not 8 thousand. Moreover, there were 8000 people from the Giant Spirit Realm. It seems like the Giant Spirit Realm was prepared to trample the Octopus Islands no matter what.
Mu Yu looked at everyone and asked, “What do you think we should do about this?”
Tang Jie and the others couldn’t help but frown. To be honest, they didn’t know how to deal with this. Ba Li’s reinforcements were beyond what they expected. Thinking about it caused them to feel pressure.
Zhao Hai didn’t speak, but there was no anxiety on his face. Conversely, there was a slight disapproval in his expression. It was clear that he didn’t take Ba Li’s numbers to heart.
Although Mu Yu also noticed Zhao Hai’s expression, he knew that Zhao Hai’s words right now carried less weight than his. Therefore, without waiting for Zhao Hai to speak, Mu Yu opened his mouth and said, “Actually, you don’t have to worry about how many people Ba Li has. By this point, the second plan has been launched. What we need to do was to defeat Ba Li here, so that everyone in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield would know about our strength.”
Tang Jie and the others had heavy expressions when they heard this. This was because they had yet to know how many fake spirit snake needles the refiners were able to make. If there weren’t enough spirit snake needles, then dealing with those large artifacts would be very difficult.
Seeing their expression, Mu Yu knew what they were thinking. He said, “In the last three days, our refiners were able to make 94 fake spirit snake needles. I can assure you that we would have more than a hundred by the time Ba Li arrives.”
Zhao Hai coughed lightly, as he said, “Brother Mu, I was also able to make 20 fake spirit snake needles in the last three days. We already have more than a hundred fake spirit snake needles. Moreover, we still have enough materials. Once Ba Li arrives here, we would have even more spirit snake needles. I’m afraid it will reach more than 200.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Mu Yu excitedly asked, “Little Hai, are you telling the truth?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I wouldn’t dare deceive you about this.” Then Zhao Hai took out a spatial bag and then threw it over to Mu Yu. Mu Yu took the spatial bag and scanned it. There were 20 fake spirit snake needles neatly arranged inside.
Mu Yu laughed and said, “Alright, fantastic! As long as we have these Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needles, we can deal with the Giant Spirit Realm with confidence.”
Tang Jie and the others were shaken. The appearance of these spirit snake needles gave them energy. They weren’t afraid of the people that Ba Li had with him, they were afraid of the large artifacts. No matter which of these artifacts slams into the guardian formation, they would still deal great damage.
Without these large artifacts, then they could use the guardian formation to comfortable defend the island against tens of thousands of attacks. After all, guardian formations wouldn’t be seen as important if they were weak. Moreover, in the last several days, Xu Wuzun and the others had conducted enhancements to the guardian formation with Tang Jie’s help. If it weren’t for large artifacts or spirit snake needles, it would have been impossible to break through the formation.
Before this, Tang Jie and the others were worried that there weren’t enough spirit snake needles to counter the large artifacts. But now, they were no longer worried!