Chapter 1479 – Striking While The Iron Is Hot
For these high-grade realms, it’s possible to help the Giant Spirit Realm and the Hundred Treasures Realm. If they help the Giant Spirit Realm, then they might not be able to get any advantages and might even offend the Hundred Treasures Realm. Nevertheless, this also meant that they could maintain the balance between the Giant Spirit Realm and the Hundred Treasures Realm.
And if they help the Hundred Treasures Realm deal with the Giant Spirit Realm, they will definitely get some benefits. Once the Hundred Treasures Realm defeats the Giant Spirit Realm, a lot of territory would be up for grabs. With how large the Giant Spirit Realm’s territory was, the Hundred Treasures Realm would have a hard time swallowing everything. To be honest, this choice was very attractive.
Faced with this dilemma, the people from the high-grade realms didn’t know what to choose. While they were facing this problem, Mu Yu was already considering their next action. Their target would be the Imperial Spirit Sect.
However, Mu Yu received an order to delay their action for a few days. The realm would be sending people over. This time, the reinforcements wouldn’t be less than 50 thousand. And this was just the first batch, more people would be arriving later on.
Mu Yu knew that the realm wants to capitalize on this victory. Mu Yu didn’t oppose this decision. The morale of the troops was at an all-time high. Everyone was waiting for the next battle. If they don’t use this opportunity, then they would be wasting the gift that heaven sent them.
Mu Yu knew that the reinforcements this time couldn’t all be from the Hundred Treasures Realm. It was impossible for the realm to send so many of their own people. Of the 50 thousand people, only a fraction of them would be from the Hundred Treasures Realm. The majority would be people from subordinate realms.
In this case, things would get more complicated. The more people from subordinate realms, the harder it would be to command the army. One shouldn’t look at the 50-thousand people reinforcement as a huge boost in strength. In fact, the increase wasn’t as great as one expects.
Thinking of this, Mu Yu couldn’t help but sigh. Then he turned his head towards Zhao Hai’s residence. It has already been two days since Zhao Hai closed up. Mu Yu was beginning to worry.
Mu Yu wasn’t worried that Zhao Hai would suffer a tragedy. Instead, he was worried that Zhao Hai wouldn’t be able to repair the Giant Spirit Treasures Ships. If he couldn’t, then it would tremendously affect their next actions.
While Mu Yu was thinking about this, Tang Jie arrived at his side and said, “Big Brother Mu, the first batch of reinforcements is here.”
Mu Yu nodded and said, “Let’s go and take a look. Have Xu Wuzun arrange their accommodations. Since the Octopus Islands aren’t too big, we can’t give them one residence each person. Have them share a room.”
Tang Jie nodded and said, “Don’t worry, Xu Wuzun has taken care of it. I saw it myself. There’s no problem.”
Mu Yu nodded as he led Tang Jie towards the transmission formations. Although the Hundred Treasures Realm sent a lot of people, they didn’t send another commander. This meant that everyone would still be commanded by mu Yu. This also made Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun relax.
The situation outside was clearly seen by Zhao Hai who was inside the Space. Not only Mu Yu, Zhao Hai was also paying attention to Ba Li’s current situation.
Ba Li was aware that the people of the subordinate army had sent jade sword messages back to their realms. However, he didn’t have the capabilities to stop them right now.
Ba Li was truly injured this time. His wounds were very heavy. Generally, cultivators carry pills in order to heal their injuries. But strangely, Ba Li’s injury could not be healed no matter how many pills he took.
The Giant Spirit Realm lost a lot of people this time, and many were also injured. Because of this, they didn’t have any way to manage the people from the subordinate realms.
But at the very least, Ba Li was able to send a message back to the Giant Spirit Realm asking for reinforcements. Naturally, Ba Li knew that the Hundred Treasures Realm wouldn’t just let them off easily.
Ba Li wanted to get better soon, so he ate pills like they were his meals. However, his recovery wasn’t doing very well. Although he has more or less restored his strength, he would still cough up blood from time to time. This was something that Ba Li didn’t understand.
Regardless, the Giant Spirit Realm’s response was even quicker than the Hundred Treasures Realm. A day before the reinforcements of the Hundred Treasures Realm arrived, the Giant Spirit Realm’s reinforcements came. Leading the Giant Spirit Realm’s reinforcements was a veteran Severed Soul Expert, an Elder of the Giant Spirit Race.
After this Elder arrived, he immediately announced the demotion of Ba Li’s position in the army. Now, the commander of the army was this Elder named Ba Tu.
Not only did Ba Tu bring 3000 people from the Giant Spirit Realm as reinforcement, he also brought two Giant Spirit Treasure Ships, 30 Eight Cyan Imperial Chariots, and two Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needles.
This time the Giant Spirit Realm has truly put in great capital. It seems like they were still thinking that Mu Yu would be waiting for them on the Octopus Islands. They didn’t expect that Mu Yu was planning an offensive a long time ago.
One couldn’t blame the Giant Spirit Realm for having such thoughts. Although the Hundred Treasures Realm won against them, they didn’t win because of numerical advantage. The Giant Spirit Realm expects the Hundred Treasures Realm to be defending the island since their offense was insufficient. They never thought that Mu Yu would attack them.
Also, the Giant Spirit Realm had another error in their judgement. They thought that the Hundred Treasures Realm would not increase their troops due to time constraints. Therefore, they thought about attacking the Octopus Islands once more.
One could say that the Giant Spirit Realm was acting stupidly for not thinking that the Hundred Treasures Realm would send reinforcements. It can be said that the Giant Spirit Realm was too arrogant to think about this point.
Now that the reinforcements of the Hundred Treasures Realm was arriving, Zhao Hai knew that it was time for him to head out. Not only to give Mu Yu the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship, but also to report about the Giant Spirit Realm’s situation.
To be honest, Zhao Hai wasn’t worried that they wouldn’t be able with the Giant Spirit Realm. He found that the Giant Spirit Realm army no longer had any substance right now. The people from their subordinate realms already made their army’s foundation shaky. If they didn’t stabilize the state of their army and still attacked the Hundred Treasures Realm, then that would be a very stupid decision on their part.
Zhao Hai could almost guess what the Giant Spirit Realm wanted to do. The Giant Spirit Realm wanted to stabilize their army by increasing morale. However, this was basically gambling. And the odds were against them.
Because of their two prior failures, the morale of the Giant Spirit Realm army was very low. The subordinate realms were in disarray. They need to deal with this situation first before gambling on an attack.
However, this wasn’t Zhao Hai’s problem to deal with. The Giant Spirit Realm can do whatever it wants. The more stupid the Giant Spirit Realm was, the better it was for him.
Just as Zhao Hai left his residence, someone from the Hundred Treasures Realm bowed towards him and said, “Grandmaster, Master Mu wants you to see him as soon as you can.”
Zhao Hai nodded as he smiled and said, “You’re Mu Ping, right? There’s no need to call me Grandmaster. Where’s Brother Mu right now?” Zhao Hai remembered Mu Ping because he was one of Mu Yu’s confidants. Mu Ping was Mu Yu’s junior brother. Mu Yu’s Master already stopped taking care of his disciples a long time ago and left everything to Mu Yu. Although Mu Yu and Mu Ping were disciple brothers in-name, they actually had a master-disciple relationship.
Zhao Hai had always been confused with the Hundred Treasures Realm’s naming sense. Tang Jie and Tang Wen were disciple brothers and not blood brothers, yet they had the same surname. Mu Yu and Mu Ping were the same. Zhao Hai doesn’t understand.
After asking Tang Jie about it later on, he discovered that disciples would take on the master’s surname in the Hundred Treasures Realm. Tang Jie’s master was surnamed Tang, so he was also surnamed Tang. The same was true for Mu Yu’s master, he was also surnamed Mu.
Zhao Hai was curious about the Hundred Treasures Realm’s rules. However, he didn’t ask too much. Although these rules were peculiar, they weren’t strange.
Hearing Zhao Hai’s greeting, Mu Ping couldn’t help but show a smile. Mu Ping learned cultivation from Mu Yu even since he was a child. He was smart and talented, so he made great progress. Now, he’s at the Transcending Tribulation Stage. He has admired Mu Yu ever since his childhood. In his heart, Mu Yu wasn’t only his Master, but also a father figure as well.
Being Mu Yu’s aide, Mu Ping also admired Zhao Hai. In his opinion, Zhao Hai was someone second only to Mu Yu. Being called by his own name by Zhao Hai was an honor for him.
Mu Ping quickly replied, “Brother Zhao, Brother Mu Yu is currently welcoming the reinforcements. Please come with me.” Zhao Hai nodded and immediately followed Mu Ping back to Mu Yu’s residence.
Mu Ping took Zhao Hai into the residence. But instead of going to the personal room, he was taken to the lounge. Zhao Hai didn’t mind it. There were a lot of people this time. In addition to the people from the Giant Spirit Realm, there’s also the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm’s subordinate realms.
Before long, the sound of footsteps could be heard as Mu Yu entered the room. Seeing Zhao Hai, he laughed and said, “Little Hai, you’re finally out. How is it? Has it been taken care of?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Big Brother Mu, don’t worry, it’s done. However, because it’s been heavily damaged, one of them has to be integrated to my liquid silver. The other two have been repaired along with 10 Eight Cyan Imperial Chariots.”
After he said that, Zhao Hai took out a jade slip and then handed it over to Mu Yu before saying, “The materials and methods used to create the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship are here. There shouldn’t be any problems with it.”
Mu Yu received the jade slip with shining eyes, then he said, “Good, this is fantastic. Let’s see if the Giant Spirit Realm would still be arrogant in the future. Little Hai, I didn’t expect you to repair the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship and the Eight Cyan Imperial Chariots in a short time. With this, we have more confidence in dealing with the Giant Spirit Realm.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “The Giant Spirit Realm sent over 3000 people as reinforcements along with two Giant Spirit Treasure Ships, two Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needles, and 30 Eight Cyan Imperial Chariots. Ba Li has also been removed from his position. Right now, the army commander position is held by an Elder named Ba Tu. Does Big Brother Mu know this person?”
Hearing Ba Tu’s name, Mu Yu’s expression immediately changed. “Ba Tu actually came. It seems like the Giant Spirit Realm is nervous this time.”
Zhao Hai looked at Mu Yu and said, “Is Ba Tu famous?”
Mu Yu nodded and said, “He’s very famous. Ba Tu is the most decorated warrior of the Giant Spirit Realm. He’s different from average people of his race. Ordinary Giant Spirit Realm experts would have more than ten artifacts, even dozens of artifacts. On the other hand, Ba Tu only had two artifacts, his two axes.”
Mu Yu looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Although it might seem silly that he only has two artifacts, these two artifacts are his Life Source Weapons. Their offensive strength is formidable. Although he’s only at the Severed Soul Stage, he can escape from an Immortal-stage expert. In battles, he’s not afraid to die and would go into the frontlines. He’s a very difficult person to deal with. Ever since he became an Elder, he rarely went out. But now that he’s sent here by the Giant Spirit Realm, it seems like the Giant Spirit Realm is already aware that things have gotten urgent. However, why did they send Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needles? Do they still want to attack us?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Big Brother Mu guessed right. He wants to take the offensive. They’re currently getting their troops ready along with the 3000 reinforcements in order to attack the Octopus Islands.”
Mu Yu stared, then he laughed as he said, “They really want to attack? Hahaha. Good, that’s fantastic. Then let them come, we’ll be waiting.”
Zhao Hai looked at Mu Yu then he said, “Does Brother Mu Yu really want to just wait here?”
Mu Yu stared, he looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Little Hai, what do you mean? Aren’t we going to exhaust the enemy here?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s good for us to wait here and be on the defensive. But after asking Mu Ping, he said that we have more reinforcements coming soon. Wouldn’t it be boring if we just wait here? Doesn’t Big Brother I want to strike while the iron is hot? As long as we defeat the Giant Spirit Realm in a head-on battle, the lower-grade realms would no longer have any reservations. Even if they don’t get completely wiped out, they wouldn’t have any will left to face us in the next battle. After all, they still need to consider a way of retreat. Our offensive wouldn’t only show them our strength, but our ambitions as well.”