Chapter 1500 – Reward
There’s no thieves if there’s nothing to steal!
Zhao Hai just arrived at the Hundred Treasures Realm and Mu Yao was an Immortal Elder that had real strength. Naturally, Zhao Hai wouldn’t dare offend such a person. If Mu Yao asks, he would answer. However, this doesn’t mean that he needed to tell him everything.
This universe ran on laws where the strong prey on the weak. If you covet something, then you can snatch it. In turn, if others want to steal from you, they can.
Zhao Hai wasn’t afraid of people wanting his stuff. If Mu Yao wanted him to hand his cultivation method over, then he couldn’t say no. After all, he was now a member of the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Zhao Hai also wasn’t opposed to handing over the Stellar Transformations Art. It’s just that he hasn’t completely studied it. If he handed it over to Mu Yao and he asked to explain it, then Zhao Hai would have trouble doing so. And even if he said that he doesn’t fully understand it, Mu Yao might not believe him. Therefore, Zhao Hai removed the ‘yin-yang’ part of the cultivation method’s name. This way, Mu Yao wouldn’t be attracted to it and ask Zhao Hai further questions, saving him from any unnecessary trouble.
Actually, if Mu Yao still asks, Zhao Hai would also answer. As for Mu Yao believing it or not, there’s nothing Zhao Hai can do about it. But since he was getting along well with Mu Yu and Tang Jie, Mu Yao shouldn’t embarrass him too much.
Hearing the name of the cultivation method, Mu Yao gently knit his brows and said, “Myriad Stellar Transformations Art. I haven’t heard of it. Yaoen, have you heard of it?”
Tang Yaoen also shook his head as he said, “I haven’t heard of it. Its possible that two powerhouses were fighting and one of them ended up falling into the lower realms. The Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield has countless of these lost cultivation methods and artifacts. For Little Hai to obtain this cultivation method is his own fortune.”
Mu Yao nodded, “This is indeed his good fortune. However, the method to change the size of artifacts, I hope Little Hai can teach it to our refiners.”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai stared for a moment before he nodded and said, “Elder, teaching the method isn’t a problem. It’s nothing more than several complicated formations. However, the method requires special materials not available in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Mu Yao stared, then he frowned and said, “Then we cannot use this method?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “We can. However, since we lack materials, artifacts cannot shrink too much. For example, the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship can only transform to a tenth of its original size. But it can still accommodate a lot of people inside.”
Hearing this, Mu Yao nodded and said, “Shrinking to a tenth is already good. Then please write down the method. Don’t worry, the realm will not treat you unfairly for this.”
Zhao Hai didn’t say anything. There really was a method and its most basic function could be accomplished in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. It was no more than a few formations.
It must be said that the method was not unique in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. People here were used to utilizing this method for their offensive and defensive artifacts, not large artifacts. It was a variation of the usual formations used on these artifacts, but it’s not too difficult to use.
Zhao Hai took out a jade slip and quickly transmitted the information inside. Before long he held the jade slip towards Mu Yao and said, “Elder, the method is inside.”
Mu Yao nodded and then used his spiritual force to scan the jade slip. The method inside was very detailed. Moreover, the formations used weren’t that extraordinary. It’s the method of arranging the formations that would make people’s eyes light up.
Although Mu Yao wasn’t skilled in crafting, he still had an eye for these kinds of things. After looking at the method, he knew that it was real. He withdrew his spiritual force as he nodded and said, “Very food. Little Hai, you’ve made a lot of contributions for the Hundred Treasures Realm. Do you have anything you want?”
Hearing Mu Yao, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be stunned. He could feel that Mu Yao’s reward seemed to be unintentional. Otherwise, why would he ask Zhao Hai what he wanted.
Mu Yao looked at Zhao Hai’s expression and knew what he was thinking. He couldn’t help but laugh as he said, “Kid, don’t let your thoughts wander. This old man says he wants to reward you, so he will reward you. You’re quite a secretive individual. If I give you something you don’t need, then that would be bad. So let me know what you want and I’ll try my best to give it to you.”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be embarrassed. Then he said, “Then this Zhao Hai thanks the Elder. Elder, because of my special ability, I came to like collecting materials. Whether it be plants or ore, anything is fine as long as they’re unique. I don’t care how old a plant is or how rare an ore is, as long as I haven’t seen them, I’d like to get my hands on them.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Mu Yao stared, then he laughed and said, “Alright, good. We can’t give you plants in the moment. However, as for other materials, we have a lot of them. But you have to get them yourself. As you know the Hundred Treasures Realm have been refining artifacts for many years. All of our failures have been dumped into planets. With your ability, you can go to those planets and process the failed artifacts. I don’t care how much you process, as long as you give a percentage to the realm. Is that fine with you?”
This doesn’t sound like a reward. It was more like Mu Yao giving Zhao Hai grunt work. But to those who knew the details, they would know that this was a massive gift.
Nobody knew how much trash the Hundred Treasures Realm has piled up over the years. With Zhao Hai’s ability to reprocess materials, how much resources would he be able to harvest? And since Mu Yao didn’t state the percentage Zhao Hai would have to hand over to the realm, this meant that Zhao Hai can give 1 percent and the realm wouldn’t say anything.
Thinking of the numbers, it was terrifying. Unfortunately, if not for Zhao Hai, these materials would just rot in piles. Only Zhao Hai can make use of them.
Hearing Mu Yao, Zhao Hai’s eyes shone. Then he politely gave his thanks, “Thank you Elder.”
Mu Yao nodded, then he said, “I heard that you’re currently developing cannons. This cannot be delayed. It will be important to the Hundred Treasures Realm. Right, since you were able to block the Fireweaver Rifles, can you make artifacts that can help us defend against them?”
Zhao Hai stared for a moment, then he frowned and said, “Elder, this is a complicated matter. The Fireweaver Rifles aren’t easy to deal with. My large artifacts are able to block it because they’re made of special materials. However, this material isn’t easy to find in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. The only thing I can promise is that I would try.”
Mu Yao nodded and said, “Then give it a try. If you can succeed, then good. If you can’t, then this old man will not blame you. Little Yu, go take Little Hai to Yan Planet.”
Mu Yu nodded, then he led Zhao Hai’s group of three outside. When they left the room, Mu Yu turned to Zhao Hai and smiled as he said, “Little Hai, you’re really fortunate. The Hundred Treasures Realm used to throw waste materials to Yan Planet. After many years, nobody knows how much waste materials were thrown over there. Master didn’t say how much you should give the realm, so you can get as much as you can. There’s no need to be polite.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Alright. I’ll make sure that I won’t be polite.”
Mu Yu laughed and said, “Even so, you can’t forget about the rifles and the cannons. The Fireweavers and the Giant Spirit Realm are already gathering their troops to attack us. Meanwhile, the other realms still don’t have the courage to resist. The rifles would be crucial for our goals, so don’t forget about them.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Don’t worry, I’ll make sure to make progress. Take me to Yan Planet first. I already have an idea for the cannons, so I should be able to make progress soon. When the time comes, you can have the refiners make them. Once I arrive at Yan Planet, I’ll begin making the rifles and send them back using the transmission formation.”
Mu Yu nodded, “Alright, then let’s head off. Although Yan Planet is a dump, it actually has people guarding it. But beyond the transmission formation, everything else is for you to use.”
Zhao Hai gave a chuckle and said, “It’s already too good for me. But Brother Mu, when you fight the Fireweavers, you need to be careful. Those guys aren’t easy to deal with.”
The group arrived at a transmission formation as they were talking. The area for transmission formations in the Hundred Treasures Realm’s headquarters was quite large. Its length and width could easily reach 10 thousand meters. White flashes could be seen constantly.
Zhao Hai turned his head to Mu Yu and said, “Big Brother Mu, I won’t be on Yan Planet all the time. Send me word once the Fireweavers arrive and I’ll return. Although this reward is good, I won’t ignore our current issue.”
Mu Yu smiled and said, “Don’t worry about it. When the time comes, we will have you return. But at the moment, you still need to go to Yan Planet. From what I know about Master, I’m afraid you will be tasked to manage the planet in the future.”
Zhao Hai replied, “It’s better to have me manage the planet. But this will be my first time going there. Do I need to present anything? Didn’t you say that people guarded the place?”
Mu Yu laughed and said, “Little Hai, you’re smart, smarter than anyone I know. But sometimes you become stupid. Think about Yan Planet, do you think it’s an important place? Other than you, who will look at it with importance? The people on Yan Planet are almost all old people that can’t fight. I’m afraid the only person left there right now is Old Jiang. He long wanted to go home and take a rest, but he was thrown there. Year after year, he has been making appeals to get out of that place. He would be more than happy to see you. You don’t need to present anything, just go.”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai also laughed and said, “Alright, then that’s good. I’ll go there first to take a look. The Fireweavers should be arriving in a couple more days. Right, Brother Mu, do you need help?”
Mu Yu frowned as he thought for a moment before saying, “Little Hai, can you lend me your three large artifacts? The realm is now sending people to fetch the subordinate realms. But you should know that even with the transmission formations, it would still take a while to transport everyone. It would be more convenient if we had your artifacts to transport people. What do you think?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Alright, then I’ll leave my three artifacts behind. If you want to make it smaller, just tell it to do so. The same applies if you want it to enlarge.”
Mu Yu’s eyes shone when he heard this, he said, “Good. Then I won’t be accompanying you for longer. I still have too many matters to deal with.” Zhao Hai nodded before stepping into the transmission formation.”
Seeing that Zhao Hai was gone, Mu Yu immediately returned to the conference hall where Mu Yao and the others were discussing how to deal with the Fireweavers.
The Fireweavers want to run them over, but it would still take time for them to arrive. This was also the reason why Mu Yao allowed Zhao Hai to go to Yan Planet. They were also sending people out to ask for help, and this would also take time. If the other high-grade realms agree, then things would be fine. But if the Fireweavers arrive and the other realms had yet to send aid, then the Hundred Treasures Realm would have to face the Fireweavers and the Giant Spirit Realm on their own. Mu Yao and the others were wise and cunning people. Naturally, they wouldn’t leave their fates for others to control. So they were preparing for the worst that could happen.
Seeing Mu Yu return, Mu Yao nodded and said, “Did you send Little Hai out? What did he say?”
Mu Yu smiled and said, “He’s happy. Master, I asked Little Hai and he agreed to lend us his large artifacts. This way, our logistics will be much easier.”
Hearing Mu Yu, Mu Yao raised his brows and said, “Little Hai actually agreed to lend his artifacts to us? That kid is really interesting.”
Mu Yu replied, “Master, Little Hai has a grudge against the Giant Spirit Realm. Moreover, he has a good relationship with Little Jie and me. He’s also worried about what would happen to the Hundred Treasures Realm.”
Mu Yao waved his hand and said, “Alright, alright, I know what you’re thinking. Since this old man says we’re borrowing, then we’re borrowing. Now go and get the people from the subordinate realms. Tell them that as long as we get through this difficulty, they will be greatly rewarded by the realm. If they want to defect to the enemy, they’re also allowed to do so.”
Mu Yu nodded, then he turned around and left. Tang Yaoen turned to Mu Yao and said, “Senior Brother, this Zhao Hai is a true genius. If we train him well, the realm will greatly benefit.”
Mu Yao nodded, “I know. This kid is talented. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have developed a close relationship with Little Yu and Little Jie. We both know how arrogant the two of them are. If Zhao Hai doesn’t have any talent, then they would never befriend him. This is also good. As long as he’s loyal, then we’ll give him what we have.”
The other Immortal Experts nodded. Mu Yu’s message was directed at them.