Chapter 1549 – Four Boundaries of the Cloudsea Territory
Zhao Hai’s message had a lot of content. He spoke about his journey to the Cloudsea Territory as well as the first person he met. Then he explained the situation of the territory and the fact that he was able to occupy an island. He also informed the headquarters that he established a transmission formation there.
With this amount of content, it’s natural that there were a lot of words included. Zong Ze read Zhao Hai’s message for some time. After putting it down, he let out a long breath before turning to Mu Yao and said, “Old Mu, now I know why you trust Zhao Hai so much. He’s really someone who creates miracles. Not only was he able to survive, he also managed to occupy a place for himself. He even got 30 thousand people to join his side. Hahaha. Old Mu, this Zhao Hai is definitely a blessing to the Hundred Treasures Realm.”
Mu Yao laughed as well. At this time, Mu Yu ran in from the outside. Mu Yu was called out by Mu Yao in order to watch the transmission formation. But now he actually left his post.
Mu Yao thought that Mu Yu came to know what Zhao Hai sent. But before he could say anything, Mu Yao said, “Master, look who’s here!” As he said that, he approached Mu Yao and pointed towards the entrance of the conference hall. Someone was calmly walking inside. He was wearing black clothing and had a gentle smile. It was none other than Zhao Hai.
When he entered the hall, Zhao Hai gave everyone a salute and said, “Zhao Hai has seen Elder Mu, Elder Zong, and the other Elders. I’m fortunate to complete the expedition. I’m back.”
Mu Yao laughed, he went towards Zhao Hai and patted his shoulder heavily as he said, “Good Little Hai. Good job. Hahaha. Quickly tell everyone how you’re doing?”
Zhao Hai nodded, he turned to Zong Ze and said, “The situation is the same as I have written in the jade sword message. The Hidden Cloud Village is now under my control. The transmission formation has also been established.”
Zong Ze nodded and said, “Little Hai, you’ve done a great achievement once more. What do you think we should do now?”
Zhao Hai fell silent for a moment and then said, “Now that we have Hidden Cloud Village under control, I think we should start sending people over. But as to whether we should attack the Cloudsea Territory, it still needs a lot of consideration. The Cloudsea Territory is very big and it will be difficult for the Hundred Treasures Realm to swallow it all. Moreover, there are people from the other realms who came with me this time. Besides the person from the Ghost Spirit Realm, the others are still with me. The people from the Ghost Spirit Realm sent someone to kill me when I was heading to Hornview Mountain. Because of this, I killed the person they sent with me to explore.”
Zong Ze didn’t mind this information at all. He waved his hand and said, “How is the Cloudsea Territory’s strength compared to us?”
Zhao Hai paused and said, “They should be as strong as us. They have a special cultivation method and they can survive in the dark clouds for some time without their strength being affected. They have cloud beasts that allow them to survive in the dark clouds for about ten days. Even with this, it’s already impressive. We have to be careful when facing them.”
Zong Ze nodded and said, “Good. How large is the Cloudsea Territory?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “I don’t know. The entire Cloudsea Territory might not be smaller than the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. This is the reason why I said that we cannot swallow the entire Cloudsea Territory on our own. One realm cannot fight against the entire territory. I’m afraid we’ll have to ask the other realms for help. But Elder Zong doesn’t need to worry. Although the people from the other realms came with me, they spent the entire time inside the Hell King’s Ship. They don’t know what’s happening outside. We still have control over when we notify them about the situation.”
When Zong Ze heard this, his eyes couldn’t help but light up. Before, he was worried that the people who came with Zhao Hai would reveal this information ahead of time. He was even prepared to tell Zhao Hai to kill those people. But this would cause friction with the other realms. Those people weren’t fools. So many people went out but only Zhao Hai came back. This would be unjustified. When the time comes, those realms might ally with each other and cause trouble.
Zhao Hai’s move was the best solution to this problem. These people were alive but they didn’t know anything. This would give the Hundred Treasures Realm time to take initiative in taking a bite out of the Cloudsea Territory.
Zong Ze pondered for a moment and said, “Don’t let them know for now. Have someone take control over the Hidden Cloud Village. At the same time, scout the surroundings and see if there are other places we can use as a base. Little Hai, even if you’ve worked hard, you’re still the one most familiar with the Hidden Cloud Village. We’ll have to depend on you again this time.”
Zhao Hai cupped his fist and said, “Elder, rest assured, I’ll take care of it.”
Zong Ze nodded, then he turned to Mu Yu and said, “Little Yu, take ten thousand people and follow Little Hai to the Hidden Cloud Village. Build our base and then we’ll look for other places to build another base. Once that’s completed, we’ll inform the others.”
Mu Yu and Zhao Hai immediately understood what Zong Ze meant. The Hidden Cloud Village was very remote even for an island in the Cloudsea Territory. It doesn’t even maintain any transmission formations. It was an almost forgotten place. But at the same time, this made it a perfect place to have a base. The Hundred Treasures Realm would build a base here and then find another place where bases could be built. When the Hundred Treasures Realm informs the other realms about the Cloudsea Territory and they send troops, the Hundred Treasures Realm would have a secret base unknown to the others. Naturally, this would be the first step. With this secret base, they can have more safety in retreating and attacking in the Cloudsea Territory.
Mu Yu nodded and immediately went to make his arrangements. Zong Ze turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, first go back to the Hidden Cloud Village and prepare. The people we’re sending over would need a place to stay.” Zhao Hai nodded, then he left after giving the other Elders a salute.
Looking at Zhao Hai’s departing back, Mu Yao smiled and said, “This kid is always lukewarm when he does things. However, he does his tasks step by step. You cannot find fault in his actions. Well, it won’t be long before we can stretch our hands into the Cloudsea Territory.”
Zong Ze nodded and said, “Old Mu, let’s arrange a Ten-Elder Assembly. This is something we cannot take responsibility for on our own.”
Mu Yao agreed to Zong Ze’s proposal. Zong Ze proceeded to invite all the Elders for a conference.
Zhao Hai had just returned to the headquarters but now he was back in Hidden Cloud Village. Nothing noteworthy happened in the village while he was gone. Now that everyone had changed sides to Zhao Hai, there was no longer any disorder. Fatty Li and Zhe Jun were now managing the village.
The gangs in the Hidden Cloud Village were practically made up of people who ran away. Because of this, they didn’t dare leave the village. This is the reason why the gangs easily joined Zhao Hai’s side. As for those who didn’t, they were already dead.
Upon returning to the Hidden Cloud Village, Zhao Hai immediately summoned Zhe Jun and Fatty Li. Zhao Hai no longer stayed in the Hell King’s Ship, instead he occupied a cloud house in the village. After reaching the cloud house, Zhe Jun and Fatty Li knelt down and gave a greeting to Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “Get up. There’s no need to kneel. There’s no need to do that in the future.” The two complied and stood on the side with respectful expressions.
Looking at the two, Zhao Hai said, “You have been taking great care of the Hidden Cloud Village. You can rest assured that I will not treat you unfairly. Li Jiang, take out your cloud beast, let me see.” Although Li Jiang didn’t know why, he still took out his cloudbeast token and released his cloud beast. To Zhao Hai’s surprise, Fatty Li’s cloud beast was actually a pig!
There’s no mistaking it, it’s a pig! Not a wild boar, but a plump black pig. After being released, the pig snorted repeatedly with no regard for the place it was in. It looked quite embarrassing.
Zhao Hai looked at this black pig, speechless and confused. The people in the Cloudbeast Territory were really interesting. Their cloud beasts resembled themselves. There were Zhe Jun’s rats and now there’s Li Jiang’s pig. It was really strange.
Zhe Jun looked at Zhao Hai’s expression and knew what he was thinking about. He cupped his fist and said, “Young Master, after using their cloud beasts, the bodies of the people in the Cloudsea Territory would change. They would take the form of the cloud beast they use.” Zhao Hai nodded. Then he waved his hand and sent the pig to the space. Soon after, he took it back out and handed it to Li Jiang before saying, “Take this.” Li Jiang received the pig and immediately felt the changes that happened to it. He couldn’t help but look at Zhao Hai with astonishment.
Zhao Hai looked at Li Jiang and said, “This is your reward. As long as you work earnestly, you will receive more. The two of you need to take care of the others. Don’t let them think that I’m a lenient person. Everyone who escaped the village has already been killed by me. If there’s anyone who gives me a headache, I won’t hesitate to kill them. Understand?”
The two nodded and said, “Yes. Young Master can rest assured.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he looked at the two and said, “Have people build cloud houses. My people will come over in two days. Before they arrive, we need to arrange their accommodations. You can also clean up the houses of those who left. About 10 thousand cloud houses will do.”
The two nodded. But before they could leave, Zhao Hai said, “Zhe Jun, you take care of it. Li Jiang, stay behind.” Zhe Jun nodded and then bowed before he left. Meanwhile, Li Jiang was looking at Zhao Hai with an anxious expression.
Zhao Hai looked at Li Jiang and said, “Li Jiang, since your clan has been doing business in the past, you should be very familiar with the Cloudsea Territory. I want to know how big the territory is.”
Li Jiang had a difficult expression as he replied, “Young Master, this one really has no idea. And it’s not only me. I’m afraid nobody knows how big the territory is. What we know is that there’s two boundaries in the north and south as well as two mountains in the east and west. This should be the range of the Cloudsea Territory. However, I heard that there are still Whitecloud Islands behind the boundaries.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Then tell me about the Sea of Clouds.”
Li Jiang replied, “The Sea of Clouds that you’re saying should be the Sea of Beasts. Nobody knows how large the Sea of Beasts is. There are very few Whitecloud Islands inside the Sea of Beasts and people cannot survive inside it. On the other hand, cloud beasts thrive there. It’s filled with beasts that are very powerful. This is the reason why it’s referred to as one of the boundaries of the Cloudsea Territory.”
“There’s a waterfall in the southernmost part of the Cloudsea Territory. Nobody knows where it leads to. It only flows from the territory and then to another place. This waterfall is the southern boundary of the Cloudsea Territory.”
“The two mountains on either side of the territory act like walls. One of them is called the bronze wall while the other is the iron wall. They became the east and west boundaries of the Cloudsea Territory. Nobody has a clear idea about how tall they are. But inside these 4 boundaries are a countless number of Whitecloud Islands. Some of the biggest islands are connected to each other by transmission formations. As for the smaller islands, they have transmission formations connecting to a bigger island.”
Zhao Hai nodded. Then he asked once more, “This waterfall, the bronze wall, and the iron wall, why did nobody investigate them? Why did you say that nobody knows how high they are?”
Li Jiang answered, “The two mountains have been explored. However, the rocks on the mountains are very hard. It’s very difficult to dig through them. Additionally, dark clouds in those areas are more dense. Because of this, nobody knows how high it is. Nobody knows what’s beyond those mountains. Nor does anyone know how high or how far it stretches.”
“The waterfall is the most peculiar. It was teeming with beasts. As long as someone approaches it, they would immediately be flooded with beasts. These beasts are very powerful. Even Immortal Experts wouldn’t survive under their attack. Because of this, nobody knows what’s in it.”
“People always wanted to leave the Cloudsea Territory, but they would be attacked by countless beasts. There were very few people who managed to survive these journeys. However, there’s a rumor saying that a legendary continent lies outside the territory where there are white clouds everywhere.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly, he didn’t believe that there would be a place full of white clouds beyond the Cloudsea Territory. People always wanted to fantasize about great things.
After hearing Li Jiang, Zhao Hai asked once more, “How many powerful clans are there in the territory?”