Chapter 1496 – Making the Rifles
After returning to the Octopus Islands, Tang Jie immediately ordered everyone to get off the large artifacts and return to their residences. But he didn’t expect the people to be somewhat unwilling to do so.
In the end, Tang Jie was able to know the reason after asking around. The Octopus Islands weren’t large to begin with. And with tens of thousands of people present, the residences were cramped. Although it was very lively, it wasn’t an environment that Cultivators would want to stay in.
But the Hell King’s Ship was different. In the Hell King’s Ship and the other large artifacts, everyone had their own room. Although it wasn’t big, they all had their own door and space. Moreover, it was soundproof. It was essentially their own personal space. These people wanted a place to peacefully cultivate in, and this would in turn affect their future performance. Because of this, nobody was willing to get off the ship.
Hearing this, Tang Jie immediately went to Zhao Hai and asked him to let the people stay inside the large artifacts.
When he heard Tang Jie, Zhao Hai was also stunned, then he laughed and said, “Alright, then Brother Tang can take care of it. If they want to stay inside the large artifacts, then let them stay. If they want to leave, then they can leave. As long as they’re comfortable. Right, Brother Tang, are the refining masters still on the Island? If they want to, they can occupy some rooms inside the large artifacts. This way, they would be more secure. It would also be more convenient in the future if we ever need to evacuate.”
Tang Jie stared, then he nodded and said, “Alright, I’ll take care of it now.”
But before he could leave, Zhao Hai stopped him, “Brother Tang, I’ll be researching the Fireweaver rifles in the meantime. Unless it’s something important, I don’t want to be disturbed.”
Tang Jie nodded and said, “Don’t worry. I’ll make sure that you can research in peace.” Zhao Hai nodded, then he turned around and entered his cave residence before he teleported into the Space.
The Space wasn’t very busy at this time, but the processing machine has already begun its work. While outside, Cai’er noticed Zhao Hai and immediately flew over as she said, “Young Master, we have already redesigned the rifle. It’s already in production.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Good. We need to make it as soon as possible and equip the Undead. By the way, what did they use to make the bullets? Why is it so powerful?”
Cai’er smiled and said, “It’s a mixture of a lot of materials, with the main ingredient being a crystal stone. The mixture allowed the bullet to contain a lot of power inside. But the main reason for the strength of the bullets was the small formation lined inside the shell. Once the powder explodes, the formations would activate, further enhancing the bullet’s strength.”
Zhao Hai nodded. Cai’er smiled and said, “We had it analyzed through the scanner. Their powder formula isn’t perfect. We’ve added some materials from the lower realms as well as crystal stones of different attributes in order to make the powder more powerful. Therefore, our rifles should be better than the ones the Fireweavers have.”
Zhao Hai was elated when he heard this. Then he said, “Really? That’s fantastic. Right, didn’t we still have a lot more new materials right now? Try using those to improve the bullets. We might be able to get armor-piercing bullets, and so on. I want to see how powerful we can make these bullets.”
Cai’er smiled and said, “Young Master, rest assured, the bullets have been designed well. Right now, two processing machines are making bullets while the others are focused on making the rifles.”
Zhao Hai nodded and then said, “Do we have enough materials to make the rifles? We have a lot of Undead inside the Space.”
Cai’er smiled and said, “Young Master, aren’t you overestimating the people in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield? How many people did each realm send here? Here, battles between two hundred thousand people are extremely rare. We don’t need to arm every single Undead. We plan on making 100 thousand rifles first. Naturally, we’ll make much more bullets. Moreover, we made sure that the bullets would be recycled immediately after use. Once we make 100 thousand bullets, we’ll transition to making the cannons and then to spare rifles. Even if it’s made in the Space, we can’t guarantee that there would not be any faults.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Alright, then I’ll leave these things to you. How’s Mo Sheng? Is he awake?”
Cai’er shook his head and said, “He’s still asleep. What’s strange is, we don’t know why.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Mo Sheng’s situation is a bit special. Although he’s learning body cultivation methods, it’s not the same ones we practice. Let him be, as long as he’s fine.” Cai’er nodded as the two of them entered the villa.
Upon entering the villa, Zhao Hai saw Laura and the others looking at the Hell King’s Ship. Zhao Hai was curious about what they were doing so he asked, “What are you doing? Why are you looking at the Hell King’s Ship?”
Laura turned her head to Zhao Hai as she smiled and said, “Brother Hai, we’re redesigning the Hell King’s Ship so that we can immediately install cannons as soon as the research is finished.”
Hearing Laura, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but laugh as he said, “Alright, then you do that. After some time, I’ll have you go out and take a good look at the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.”
When they heard what Zhao Hai said, Laura and the others were stunned. With a face full of surprise, Laura looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Brother Hai, are you telling the truth? Can we really go out?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I can let you out. You have followed silently by my side. I cannot let you stay inside the Space all the time. With my current strength, even if people are suspicious, nobody would dare make a move on you.”
Megan looked excited at the idea as he asked, “When do we go out? Do we head out now?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Right now isn’t good. We’ll find a better time. Actually, there’s nothing interesting outside. You can follow me out, but if there’s a battle, you need to enter the Space. I may be unable to defend you when the time comes.”
When Zhao Hai said this, Laura and the others smiled sweetly. Zhao Hai sounds confident this time, naturally they were very happy.
Zhao Hai looked at everyone and said, “Your present strength isn’t low, being at Nascent Soul. But after going out, you still need to be careful. Especially against Immortal Stage Experts. If they appear, you need to immediately return to the Space.”
Everyone nodded. They also knew how powerful Immortal Experts were. Although they weren’t weak, they had no battle experience. At Nascent Soul, they might not even be able to compete against Core Formation Experts. Naturally, they wouldn’t dare face an Immortal Expert.
Then Zhao Hai suddenly remembered something as he turned to Cai’er and said, “Cai’er, have rifles made that are similar to the Fireweavers. Those will be used by the Hundred Treasures Realm. Right, take out the rifles we got from the Fireweavers as well. Those are of little use to us. Let’s give it to Tang Jie.”
Cai’er complied and said, “Don’t worry, it’s been prepared. In addition to the 2000 rifles from the Fireweavers, we also made 50 rifles that are somewhat similar, but underwent some modifications. This way, it wouldn’t attract suspicion.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He understood what Cai’er wanted to say. They shouldn’t make a lot of rifles in the beginning. This way, Tang Jie and the others wouldn’t be suspicious.
At this time, Lizzy looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Big Brother Hai, you shouldn’t have killed all the Fireweavers. If we let some of them go, we can use them to spy on the other Fireweavers.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “I was too excited at that time, let’s forget about that. Right, how are the tamed beasts? Did our beasts become more powerful after acquiring them?”
Cai’er smiled and said, “Young Master, rest assured. I have already taken care of this matter. The new batch of beasts have been bred. You can take them to fight the next time the Fireweavers come to attack.”
Zhao Hai gave a satisfied nod, then he said, “How about the cultivation method of the Fireweavers? Did you manage to find anything special?”
Cai’er replied, “I was just about to tell you about this. The fire control of the Fireweavers is very good, beyond comparison. They also have a formal cultivation method. Naturally, you don’t need to see them. But in terms of fire control, you can look into it, it’s quite unique.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Show me, then you can do your thing.” Cai’er nodded and then took out a notebook and handed it over to Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai took the notebook and sat down on the sofa. Meg immediately severed him tea. Meanwhile, Laura and the others went back to discussing how to modify the Hell King’s Ship and make it more beautiful.
Zhao Hai didn’t want to join the discussion with Laura and the others. This was something they wanted to do. Moreover, with the current state of the Hell King’s Ship, upgrading the cannons wouldn’t be a huge problem. Since Laura and the others want to play around, then Zhao Hai would naturally let them.
Zhao Hai looked through the Fireweaver Race’s fire controlling method. Like Cai’er said, the technique did indeed possess some unique aspects. From the cultivation method, it can be seen that the Fireweavers use their fire control as their main training. But somewhere later down the line, their training shifted away from fire control towards rifle techniques.