Chapter 1502 – Metallic Plants
Zhao Hai continued absorbing the waste materials on Yan Planet. At this point, he was able to clear a large area of the planet. Naturally, the ground was also full of salvaged raw materials.
There were enough ingots on the ground to cause people to be awestruck. Naturally, these ingots were the most common ones. As for the rarer metals, Zhao Hai didn’t take them out and kept them inside the Space.
Of course, Zhao Hai left some of the more valuable materials outside. The rifles and the mortars were still being made inside the Space. But at this time, the rifles and mortars that Zhao Hai was making were meant to be used by the Hundred Treasures Realm. The processing machines that used to make cannons have been changed to recycling the waste materials.
Zhao Hai’s actions seemed like clockwork as he collected waste materials for the Space. As Zhao Hai was going about his task, he suddenly heard a prompt, “Special flora detected. It absorbs metals for sustenance. Increasing the Space’s metal attribute.”
Zhao Hai stared, then he immediately made Cai’er inspect the metal plant. The plant looked very ordinary. It wasn’t tall and was pale blue in color with a metallic sheen on its leaves. It looked like a metal crafted plant instead of a living being.
Looking at the plant, Zhao Hai was reminded of the bone plants he’d seen before. Those plants were made out of bone, and this one was made out of metal.
Zhao Hai immediately analyzed the properties of the plant. As it turns out, the plant can increase the material strength of an artifact. There are other properties to the plant but it couldn’t be analyzed. This doesn’t mean that it had no other uses, the Space’s level was just too low.
Hearing this result, Zhao Hai didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. But he soon got over it. Since the plant had its uses, then there’s no need to stare at it all the time. He just needs to find a place to plant it. His main goal right now was to continue his recycling of the waste materials.
To be honest, these waste materials were made out of very good components. Some were even rarely seen in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Of course, these special materials were found in the lower parts of the waste mountain. Even the Hundred Treasures Realm might not know when they were dumped here.
By this point, the amount of materials that was inside Zhao Hai’s Space has increased tremendously. No less than a thousand resource veins were created, much to Zhao Hai’s surprise. And he hasn’t even gone through a thousandth of the entire waste piles of the planet.
Back in the Hundred Treasures Realm’s headquarters, refiners were busy refining rifles, mortars, bullets, and shells. They no longer cared about perfect refinement right now, which would cause the process to be more complicated. Instead, they placed the materials into the furnace formation and immediately started to refine the item. It was common for waste materials to come out of this process. If the refiners had a one percent success rate before, then now it was less than that.
Of course, the low success rate was also compensated by the increase in refining speed. Now, refiners could finish five refinements in the time it took one. The Hundred Treasures Realm couldn’t afford to be wasteful before, but now they could. First, because of Zhao Hai’s ability to recycle materials. And second, because they were running out of time and they needed weapons as soon as possible.
Although Zhao Hai was still recycling the waste materials on Yan Planet, he was still aware of the situation outside. Actually, he didn’t need to produce a lot of cannons. He just made a few of them and then shifted the production to making ammunition. The cannons made by Mu Yu and the others weren’t the ones he was planning to use. This was because Liquid Silver can transform into a cannon itself, he doesn’t need to make them at all.
Zhao Hai was now making rifles and bullets. The production of both was going very smoothly. At this point, the rifles inside the Space numbered a hundred thousand. There’s no need to say about how many bullets there were. Zhao Hai planned to reach a certain number of rifles before all production was shifted to bullets and shells.
After seven days, Zhao Hai was able to turn a fifth of the waste materials on Yan Planet into usable resources. If Mu Yu and the others were to come, they wouldn’t be able to believe how fast Zhao Hai was able to work. But Zhao Hai had no time to hold back. This was because the Fireweavers and the Giant Spirit Realm had already reached the Hundred Treasures Realm’s territory.
Although the Fireweavers and the Giant Spirit Realm had arrived at the Hundred Treasures Realm’s territory, this didn’t mean that they reached the Hundred Treasures Realm’s headquarters. Conversely, the land they were in were territories of the subordinate realms. The people left behind here were scouts tasked to report on the progress of the enemy. In order to reach the headquarters, the army would still need a couple of days.
Despite this, the Hundred Treasures Realm was already on full alert mode. All rifles had already been issued to the troops so that they could get more familiar with them. Then the Hundred Treasures Realm began to mobilize their army. A large number of people from the Hundred Treasures Realm entered the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.
Outposts were constantly being built around the Hundred Treasures Realm’s headquarters. There’s nothing special about these outposts. Besides defensive formations, the only other thing inside them were transmission formations.
These outposts were mainly to prevent the Fireweavers and the Giant Spirit Realm from launching a direct attack on the headquarters. In each outpost were ten thousand troops and ten mortars. There were as many as twenty outposts like this.
Zhao Hai was also aware that the Fireweavers and the Giant Spirit Realm had reached the Hundred Treasures Realm’s territory, but he didn’t care. He kept recycling the waste materials on Yan Planet. Mu Yu still hasn’t come to inform him.
These days, besides recycling materials, Zhao Hai sent back about a thousand rifles and a hundred thousand bullets to the Hundred Treasures Realm. This would be a great supplement for the troops.
Time passed as the Fireweavers and the Giant Spirit Realm army got closer and closer to the Hundred Treasures Realm’s headquarters. At this time, the Hundred Treasures Realm sent people to lobby the other realms to participate in the fight. However, there was no progress. The other high-grade realms seem to be waiting for something. They didn’t agree to send troops immediately.
The Hundred Treasures Realm was already prepared for such an outcome. As they intensified their lobbying, they were also bolstering their defenses to receive a full-on attack.
Besides ordinary cultivators, the Hundred Treasures Realm amassed about a thousand Immortal Experts from various realms. The Hundred Treasures Realm alone contributed a hundred Immortal Experts. This showed their background as a high-grade realm.
The people from the subordinate realms were initially shaken by the sudden development, but then they began to give their full-on support for the Hundred Treasures Realm. For these realms, the situation was an opportunity. As long as the Hundred Treasures Realm win and defeat the Fireweaver and Giant Spirit Realm army, they would definitely reward the subordinate realms with territory. The larger the territory, the more resources they would get. And the more resources, the more experts their realm could support. As long as they amass enough experts, their respective realms would then be able to increase their status.
Finally, half a month after Zhao Hai entered Yan Planet, the Giant Spirit Realm and the Fireweaver Army finally arrived outside the Hundred Treasures Realm’s headquarters. They were now fighting with the outposts outside the headquarters.
There were now more than 50 outposts outside the headquarters. And each one of them had a thousand people and ten mortars.
When the Fireweaver and Giant Spirit Realm army entered the range of these outposts, they were immediately met with an attack.
It was clear that the Fireweaver and the Giant Spirit Realm Army weren’t prepared for these attacks. They didn’t expect the Hundred Treasures Realm to attack them with rifles. They didn’t expect the refining method of the Fireweaver rifles to get into the hands of the Hundred Treasures Realm. Moreover, they were even able to make a large amount.
It didn’t take long before the Fireweavers pressed hard on these outposts. In their view, rifles being in the hands of the Hundred Treasures Realm was an enormous threat. The rifles contributed a large amount to the current status of the Fireweaver Race. Matters related to it couldn’t be taken lightly. The sheer number of rifles in the hands of the Hundred Treasures Realm was a serious danger to the Fireweaver Race. Therefore, the Fireweavers needed to eliminate the Hundred Treasures Realm at all costs.
However, things weren’t as smooth as they imagined. The Fireweaver rifles couldn’t be underestimated. Their offensive strength was very powerful. One shouldn’t underestimate them just because Zhao Hai was able to block the bullets. Zhao Hai can block the bullets because his large artifacts were very powerful to begin with. Moreover, Zhao Hai used the full defensive power of his large artifacts in order to defend.
And now, the rifles in the hands of the Hundred Treasures Realm were much better compared to the Fireweaver rifles. Their range was farther and their lethality was greater. Because of this, the Fireweavers found it hard to advance one step. Although they were acting together with the Giant Spirit Realm, the Giant Spirit Realm didn’t have any rifles on hand. And if their Transcending Tribulation Experts tried to rush towards the enemy, they would be killed by the Hundred Treasures Realm’s rifles.
Even those with powerful defensive artifacts found it difficult to attack the outpost because of the range of the rifles.
At the same time, the Fireweavers discovered that besides the rifles, the Hundred Treasures Realm also have artillery in their hands. The range of the artillery was very far. Its offensive strength was also formidable. The Fireweavers couldn’t understand what was going on. Even while using their rifle technique, their rifles couldn’t become this powerful. Where did the Hundred Treasures Realm get these weapons?
The appearance of the rifles and artillery in the Hundred Treasures Realm’s hands changed the form of warfare in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Normally, both sides would line up and attack each other using their artifacts. The side who couldn’t hold on would retreat and lose while the winning side would give chase.
But with the rifles, things became different. The rifles were a huge threat to Transcending Tribulation Experts. They could hardly approach the riflemen to attack. In the end, the attacks became one-sided, lowering the morale of the cultivators that were under attack.