Chapter 1509 – Spirit Snake Rifle
Zhao Hai said his message in haste. When he heard the anxiety in Zhao Hai’s voice, Mu Yu’s expression drastically changed. He immediately wanted to save Zhao Hai, but he changed his mind when he understood what Zhao Hai meant.
All of the Immortal Experts in the headquarters have been drawn away. Now, the headquarters was empty. If Mu Yu wanted to save Zhao Hai, then the core of the Hundred Treasures Realm would be defenseless. If an Immortal Expert comes, then nobody would be able to stop them.
Mu Yu also knew why Zhao Hai didn’t return. If Zhao Hai went back with them, then the Immortal Expert would definitely chase them. The outposts outside the headquarters couldn’t stop an Immortal Expert. If the Immortal Expert used his spatial ability to attack the headquarters, then nobody would command the subordinate realms of the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Because of this, Zhao Hai chose to constrain the Immortal Expert. As long as they manage to protect the headquarters, then the Hundred Treasures Realm would have an opportunity to overturn the situation.
Mu Yu was aware that Zhao Hai waged his life to buy them some time, so he couldn’t be impulsive in his decisions. Although Mu Yu was very confident in Zhao Hai, he knew that Zhao Hai still doesn’t have the strength to fight an Immortal Expert. He can hold against an Immortal Expert, but it wouldn’t be easy to do so.
Moreover, if what Zhao Hai said was true, then the Immortal Expert also had spatial abilities. In other words, Zhao Hai’s chances of escaping using his own spatial ability was very low. The only thing he could do was send Mu Yu and the others back to the headquarters. At that time, the Immortal Expert shouldn’t have arrived. Otherwise, nobody would have been able to leave the battlefield.
Mu Yu calmed down. At this time, Tang Jie and Tang Wen ran up to him with perplexed expressions. Tang Jie said, “Big Brother Mu, where’s Little Hai? Why didn’t he return with us?”
Mu Yu handed the computer to Tang Jie and said, “Take a look. Don’t tell anybody else about this.” After he said that, he turned around and left.
Tang Jie and Tang Wen immediately opened the computer and listened to Zhao Hai’s message. Their expression changed as well. Tang Jie was about to yell, but Tang Wen was able to cover his mouth. Tang Wen whispered, “Brother, don’t say anything. Let’s follow what Little Hai said. First let’s defend the headquarters, or else the Hundred Treasures Realm would be finished.”
Tang Jie calmed down. Tang Wen looked at Tang Jie and said, “Brother, Little Hai is working hard to buy time for us. We cannot waste his efforts. Doesn’t Big Brother Mu also want to save Little Hai? He understands what Zhao Hai wanted to do. We can only endure. Haven’t you noticed Big Brother Mu’s complexion?”
Tang Jie opened his mouth, but in the end he didn’t say anything as he sighed and said, “Let’s go.” Then they followed behind Mu Yu.
Seeing Tang Jie and Tang Wen behind him, Mu Yu nodded and immediately began to arrange the 100 thousand troops into defensive positions around the headquarters.
The defensive positions of the headquarters were built very well. Each were equipped with cannons as well as mortars. It was Zhao Hai who provided the cannons, so the defenses of the headquarters were very good.
In addition to Mu Yu, there were also a few Severed Soul Experts in the headquarters. After communicating with everybody, Mu Yu immediately arranged the cultivators to their respective posts. At the same time, Mu Yu went to the refining room where the rifles and the bullets were being made.
Mu Yu immediately had two teams of refiners stop and shift their production to fake spirit snake needles. Mu Yu was aware that even if rifles were strong, they still couldn’t compare to the formation breaking spirit snake needles when it came to offensive power. A spirit snake needle used by ten Severed Soul Experts was enough to stop an Immortal Expert for some time. What the Hundred Treasures Realm needed at this time was exactly this.
After all the preparations were finished, Mu Yu stood on the walls of the headquarters and looked outward. Actually, he was very anxious. He was afraid that Zhao Hai might suffer an accident. However, he couldn’t show his emotions on his face. Right now, Mu Yu holds the highest status in the headquarters. The people from the subordinate realms weren’t aware that there were no Immortal Experts in the headquarters. If he gave them a clue of what was going on, then things might go out of control. Without an Immortal Expert present, disaster might erupt within.
Tang Jie and Tang Wen were also aware of Mu Yu’s worries. Otherwise, Mu Yu wouldn’t have stood there and presented himself. In fact, although he can’t see anything, Mu Yu still stood in place. Tang Jie’s thoughts were similarly in chaos, but he didn’t show it. On the surface, nobody can see that something wasn’t going well.
Kong Miao and Xu Wuzun also felt something strange. They knew how important Zhao Hai was to the Hundred Treasures Realm, and his status in the realm wasn’t very low. Mu Yu was also very dependent on Zhao Hai. As long as Zhao Hai doesn’t retreat, then Mu Yu would have stayed beside him. But now, they could only see Mu Yu. However, they didn’t ask Mu Yu. This was because they knew that their status was nothing in front of the Hundred Treasures Realm. And there were also things that they couldn’t ask.
Xu Wuzun was an old fox. The moment they returned to the headquarters without any warning, he began to feel that something was doing well. He was also aware that it wasn’t the time to ask questions. Therefore, he didn’t go forward. Naturally, since Kong Miao was still young, he wanted to ask what was going on before he was stopped by Xu Wuzun.
The Xu Race wasn’t very popular in the Hundred Treasures Realm. This was related to their previous reputation. What the Xu Race needed was to get closer to the World of Cultivation. Because of this, Xu Wuzun was deliberately fostering his friendship with Kong Miao. Seeing Kong Miao about to do something stupid, it’s natural for Xu Wuzun to stop him.
After sending Mu Yu and the others out, Zhao Hai felt the space around him turn more solid. If he wanted to take things out of the Space, then he would need ten times more effort than usual. Fortunately, the Space still allows the Undead to input their energy into Liquid Silver. Otherwise, Zhao Hai would have no confidence to face the Immortal Expert.
At the same time, Zhao Hai had Cai’er and the others take a look how far the compact space goes. When necessary, he would open a spatial rift for the Undead to attack the Fireweavers.
Zhao Hai knew that this solidified space had a great impact on him. If he wanted to enter the Space now, it would take a longer time compared to before. That period of time was enough for an Immortal Expert to take action. Zhao Hai doesn’t doubt the methods of an Immortal Expert. If the Immortal Expert can seal the spatial rift before Zhao Hai can enter, then that would be extremely dangerous.
What Zhao Hai was most afraid of was if the spatial rift was opened for too long, then the Immortal Expert might enter the Space. Zhao Hai still doesn’t know if the Space could defend itself against an Immortal Expert. Because of this, Zhao Hai wasn’t planning on entering the Space soon.
It can be said that this was the most dangerous encounter Zhao Hai had ever since transmigrating. In the past, whenever he was in danger, he could still enter the Space to save himself. But now, not only could he not enter the Space, the Space also couldn’t provide him with much support.
Zhao Hai also discovered that the restrictions around him didn’t only apply to the Space. His artifacts were also affected. He would need five times more energy to control his artifacts. Controlling your artifact slower than usual was very fatal.
As Zhao Hai was investigating the space around him, a tall and thin old man dressed in Fireweaver clothing appeared not far from him. This old man was very strange. Unlike other Fireweavers who step on one beast, this old man was stepping on two silver snakes. These snakes were long but thin. It’s common for snakes to be as thick as a bowl if they were a few meters long. However, these snakes were 50 meters long yet were still as thin as a common snake.
Tiny scales covered these two snakes up to their triangle heads. They had cold crimson eyes that stared at Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but feel cold under their gazes.
The tall and thin man had a reserved aura when he appeared. His eyes were similarly cold. Zhao Hai felt the same feeling from this old man’s gaze as the snakes’.
Additionally, behind the thin old man was an enormous rifle. It was big to the point that it didn’t look compatible with the old man.
The rifle carried by Zhu Huwei before looked like a sniper rifle. On the other hand, this old man was carrying something like a bazooka. The barrel was thick and well-built. Although it looked like a rocket launcher, it was in the form of a rifle. Its body was flaming red, which was very eye-catching.
The old man sized Zhao Hai up for some time, then he said with a strange smile, “Zhao Hai, I heard of your recent achievements. However, you need to remember that kids need to be low-key, or else they would die early.”
Zhao Hai looked at the old man, then he coldly snorted and said, “Can one really live long if they stay low-key? If an Immortal Expert like you can take action against me, what’s the use of being low-key?”
The old man coldly snorted and said, “Zhao Hai, you’re a talented kid. But you shouldn’t have annoyed the Fireweaver Race. Only death awaits those who offend the Fireweavers.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “You’re not the first person to say that to me. Ever since I came out to the world, I heard numerous people saying the same thing. But as you can see, I’m still living well. Instead, it was those people who died. I just don’t know if you can really kill me.”
The old man coldly snorted and said, “Extremely arrogant. Zhao Hai, remember this. The one who killed you is Spirit Snake Rifle Zhu Gui.” After he said that, the large rifle appeared in his hand. Then he aimed at Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai has been in full alert. Seeing the other party using their gun, he immediately erected a 100-layer shield in front of him. The shields were 10 meters thick and 20 meters tall. They looked extremely sturdy.
Zhu Gui had a look of ridicule on his face. He was very confident in his rifle. This was because he knew that rifles used by Immortal Experts were unlike rifles used by Severed Soul Experts.
The Fireweavers had rifles for many years. If Zhao Hai could discover their weakness, how could the Fireweavers not? The Fireweavers knew about the shortcomings of using the rifles a long time ago. But once they reach the Immortal Stage, their rifles would be specially refined using secret methods. It was precisely because of this that once a Fireweaver enters the Immortal Stage, they would have officially begun cultivating the rifle. The Fireweavers discovered a unique cultivation from using rifles. This law, upon reaching the Immortal Stage, was called the Rifle Dao.
Zhu Gui didn’t know how deep the Rifle Dao was. But he knew that he had just touched the dao upon reaching the Immortal Stage. The road ahead was still very long.
Although he just touched the beginning of the Rifle Dao, Zhu Gui already felt how powerful it was. This was strength far surpassing the Severed Soul Stage. It was for this reason that Zhu Gui was confident of being able to destroy Zhao Hai’s shield.
The large fiery bullet hit the shield in no time. However, the shattering of the shield that Zhu Gui imagined didn’t happen. He saw the shield bend back but the bullet was becoming slower and slower. Before long, the bullet stopped, then it bounced back into the air.
Zhu Gui stared. The action of the wall made him think of a spring. This shield was just too springy. The wall drew back when it was hit, but when the momentum of the bullet ran out, it just sprung back into place, bouncing the bullet off.
In fact, Zhu gui wasn’t thinking wrong. The huge shield was a spring. The shield was ten meters thick. Naturally, Zhao Hai couldn’t make it all solid. He installed countless springs inside it. The springs were layered to constantly counteract the force of the bullet. Once the bullet runs out of momentum, the wall would just go back to its original form.
Zhao Hai knew that if he met the bullet with a rigid shield, then his spiritual force would be shaken and he might injure himself. Therefore, he installed springs to cushion the impact of the bullet. When the time comes, he wouldn’t worry about his spiritual force being shaken by the impact.