Chapter 1473 – Tang Jie’s Ambition
Mu Yu looked at everyone and said, “What we need to do right now is to sharpen our swords and wait for those guys to come. I really want to see what they’ll do once the large artifacts they’re so proud of get destroyed. Hahaha. I reckon their expressions would be majestic.”
Everyone laughed. By this time, they were already relaxed. The fake spirit snake needles gave them courage. Even if the Giant Spirit Realm was powerful, they still wouldn’t flinch upon facing them.
Seeing everyone’s expressions, Mu Yu smiled and said, “Alright, you all should take a rest. Make the sentries outside be more careful. Once they spot the enemy coming, they should report it immediately. This time I think the Giant Spirit Realm wouldn’t be rushing over. After all, they have too many people with them. As long as they are spotted, the sentries outside should retreat immediately. We don’t need to see how strong the enemy is because we’re already aware.”
Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun compiled, then they turned around and left. Tang Jie, Tang Wen, and Zhao Hai didn’t move. Mu Yu gave them a glance telling them to stay.
Once Xu Wuzun and Kong Miao have left, Mu Yu let out a long breath and said, “I didn’t expect the Giant Spirit Realm to bring so many people. Little Jie, do you think we should ask for reinforcements? We have a lot of subordinates close to here. We can’t just rely on the Xu Race and the World of Cultivation, it would be unfair towards the two realms.”
Hearing Mu Yu, Tang Jie couldn’t help but stare. In his mind, Mu Yu was very confident. What happened?
Tang Jie replied, “Big Brother Mu, what happened to your confidence?”
Mu Yu looked at Tang jie and said, “It’s not that I’m not confident, I just don’t want to cause too many deaths to the Xu Race and the World of Cultivation. The two realms turned to us for help. They have done a lot for the Hundred Treasures Realm, we cannot make them suffer too many losses. It would be unfair to them and it would make the other smaller realms think something bad about us.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Big Brother Mu, you don’t have to be worried. If you’re worried about our population dwindling because of our battle against the Giant Spirit Realm, then you don’t have to. In fact, we already have enough manpower in our hands.”
Mu Yu stared as he looked at Zhao Hai in confusion and asked, “What do you mean? Where do we get manpower?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “We have enough people with us. Big Brother Mu, don’t forget that I’m a Dark Mage. To be honest, even if the Giant Spirit Realm brings all of their subordinate realms, they still couldn’t surpass the number of Undead that I have. Although my Undead aren’t that strong, our spirit snake needles have energy gathering formations. I can use 10 thousand Undead to power one fake spirit snake needle. They don’t need to fight directly but they can help us by supplying energy to the spirit snake needles. Therefore, we don’t need to worry about manpower.”
Mu Yu and Tang Jie stared, they haven’t thought about it this way. Hearing Zhao Hai, Mu Yu asked, “Little Hai, there are more than 100 fake spirit snake needles. If each needle needed 10 thousand Undead, you would need more than a million Undead. You have that many?”
Zhao Hai looked at Mu Yu and said, “If we weren’t using fake spirit snake needles, then I would have to use 100 thousand Undead for each spirit snake needle.”
Zhao Hai’s eyes flashed a cold light as he said this, causing Tang Jie and the others to shiver. Actually, they weren’t strangers to seeing blood. But when they heard Zhao Hai, they couldn’t help but feel a cold sweat going down their back.
More than 100 spirit snake needles, each with 10 thousand Undead accounts to more than 1 million Undead in total. If each spirit snake needle needed a hundred thousand Undead, then it would be more than ten million Undead.
What did ten million Undead signify? It meant that 10 million people died! If all of these Undead were made by Zhao Hai, then calling him a mass murderer would be an understatement.
Tang Jue looked at Zhao Hai and probed, “Little Hai, how did you acquire your Undead?”
Zhao Hai looked at Tang Jie and understood what Tang Jie wanted to know. He just smiled, revealing his pure white teeth, as he said, “All of them are my enemies!”
Tang Jie, Tang Wen, and even Mu Yu couldn’t help but feel their hearts shake. Zhao Hai’s words reverberated in their minds for some time. Although the words sound ordinary, the aura behind it carried a thick smell of blood that couldn’t be covered.
Mu Yu took several breaths to calm himself down. Then he looked at Zhao Hai with a complex expression before he said, “Alright, then we’ll do what you say. When the time comes, we’ll hand the fake spirit snake needles over to you. In addition to your large artifacts, you will be our greatest trump card against the enemy.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Big Brother Mu, rest assured, nothing will go wrong. Right, Brother Mu, this is a gift for you, no, a gift for the Hundred Treasures Realm. It’s something I acquired back in the lower realm. I don’t know if it will be useful for the people from high-grade realms.” After he said that, he threw a jade slip over to Mu Yu.
Inside Zhao Hai’s jade slip was a refining technique. Zhao Hai already discovered that water refining had some issues when it came to higher-leveled applications. In order to make full use of water refining, it needed some improvements. Inside Zhao Hai’s jade slip was a completely unmodified water refining technique.
Zhao Hai certainly has the ability to make a water refining technique that matches the standards of the World of Cultivation. However, this could only make Mu Yu and the others suspicious. Because of this, he didn’t change anything. In fact, introducing the idea of water refining was already enough for Mu Yu and the others. Once this door gets opened, the Hundred Treasures Realm could go in and explore.
Zhao Hai doesn’t suspect the intelligence of the people from high-grade realms. Therefore, he didn’t make any modifications and just gave Mu Yu the water refining technique as is.
Mu Yu received the jade slip with a puzzled expression. Then he carelessly scanned the jade slip with his spiritual force. To be honest, he didn’t expect Zhao Hai to bring something good. He knew that Zhao Hai was an ascender. Mu Yu wouldn’t even glance at the techniques of the World of Cultivation, not to say techniques from the lower realms.
However, upon looking at the contents of the jade slip, Mu Yu’s expression slowly changed. Then he slowly became excited.
Mu Yu wasn’t an expert in refining. In fact, he knows very little about refining. However, he could still see that the water technique that Zhao Hai gave was real. After looking at the water refining technique, Mu Yu excitedly looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, is this real?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Of course it’s real. Back in the lower realms, I came into contact with a Seaman Race. They take the sea as their home and were the rulers of the ocean. Their leader gave me this water refining technique. How about it? It’s useful right?”
Mu Yu laughed and said, “Useful, it’s very useful. Little Hai, you really are the Hundred Treasures Realm’s lucky star. Right, why didn’t you take this out earlier?”
Zhao Hai rolled his eyes and said, “It’s because I never use this method. I have a divergent bility, what need do I have for it? If it weren’t for the low success rate of the refiners, I would have forgotten about it.”
At this time, Tang Jie asked, “Big Brother Mu, Little Hai, what are you two talking about? Water refining, what is that?”
Mu Yu smiled and then tossed the jade slip over to Tang Jie, then he said, “This will be important for the Hundred Treasures Realm. I must not be revealed in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. We need to tend this thing back to the realm as soon as possible. All experiments on it need to be done there.”
At this time, Tang Jie initial parts of the jade slip. He looked at Zhao Hai in disbelief as he said, “Little Hai, is this really useful? Why does it seem ordinary to me?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Of course it’s useful. It’s very easy to use. Back when I was helping the Seaman Race, the weapons they use were made from this technique. Their weapons aren’t any weaker than other weapons in the lower realms. Naturally, I still don’t know if we can make use of this technique. But we can still study it.”
Mu Yu nodded and said, “We can’t use it, but its principle can be studied. As long as we make improvements, then with this method, the Hundred Treasures Realm would be able to refine anything.”
By this point, Tang Wen has read through the contents of the jade slip. It was at this point that he became clear about its importance towards the Hundred Treasures Realm. Right now, Tang Wen discovered that Zhao Hai has contributed more to the Hundred Treasures Realm than any other native of the realm.
Mu Yu looked at the three and said, “Nobody should find out about the contents of this jade slip. I’ll personally return to the base in order to deliver this.”
Hearing Mu Yu, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but ask, “Big Brother Mu, it’s just a refining technique. Does it really need that much attention?”
Mu Yu replied, “You don’t know this, but although the Hundred Treasures Realm is an expert in making small artifacts, we are bad at making large artifacts. If we manage to improve this water refining technique, then the Hundred Treasures Realm would be able to make artifacts much larger than the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship.”
Seeing Mu Yu getting more and more excited, Zhao Hai said, “Alright, Big Brother Mu, there’s no need to be so excited. Although the water refining method is very strong, it required high-grade water, and a large quantity of it. Does the Hundred Treasures Realm have so much high-grade water?”
Mu Yu stared at Zhao Hai, then he coldly snorted and said, “Don’t underestimate the Hundred Treasures Realm. The realm has a lot of treasures, high-grade water is nothing. You don’t need to worry about this. You three stay here and prepare. I’ll return here as soon as I deliver the jade slip.”
The three nodded. Right after that, Mu Yu turned around and left. Looking at Mu Yu’s departing back, Zhao Hai sighed and said, “Big Brother Mu Yu is too excited. There’s no need to be so anxious.”
Tang Jie patted Zhao Hai’s shoulder and said, “Stop talking nonsense. If Big Brother Mu didn’t come here and you gave me that thing, I would immediately head back to the base along with an escort of 500 men. Although I know that there’s no danger in using the transmission formation, I would still need guards. That’s how important that thing is to the Hundred Treasures Realm.”
Tang Wen agreed, “With that technique, the strength of the Hundred Treasures Realm would jump several generation’s worth. When the time comes, who in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield would become our opponents?”
Tang Jie was also very excited. Seeing the expression of the two, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but frown. Now he doesn’t know if it was a good idea to give the water refining technique to the Hundred Treasures Realm. If the Hundred Treasures Realm wanted to conquer the entire Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, then that would be utterly impossible. If the Hundred Treasures Realm becomes so ambitious, then the World of Cultivation would certainly suffer.
When he thought of this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but ask, “Brother Tang, you don’t really intend to conquer the entire Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, do you? If that happens, then all the high-grade realms would unite against us.”
Tang Jie shook his head as he smiled and said, “Of course not. The situation of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield is very complex. There simply are too many powers here. It’s impossible to unite this place. However, it’s possible for the Hundred Treasures Realm to become an existence that people would have to think twice before offending. Once that happens, we could get more subordinate realms and our influence would grow. The resources we receive would also increase, causing our development to become quicker. It wouldn’t be impossible to become the most powerful existence in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.
Hearing Tang Jie, Zhao Hai felt relieved. It must be known that uniting the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield and becoming the strongest existence in the battlefield were two totally different things. The former demanded absolute sovereignty over the battlefield while the latter only involved becoming the strongest power.
However, this was already enough. If the Hundred Treasures Realm becomes the most powerful existence in the battlefield, then it would be very beneficial for Zhao Hai.
Although Mu Yu left, nothing changed in the Octopus Islands. This was because everything on the island had already been taken care of. They already had more than 100 fake spirit snake needles. The only person who was mildly busy on the island was Zhao Hai. He was currently recycling the failed spirit snake needles into usable materials. This way, they could be used for future refinings.