Chapter 1552 – Ye Island Plan
In a blink of an eye, a month passed by. Hidden Cloud Village had officially become the Hundred Treasures Realm’s base. A group of a hundred refiners settled themselves in the village. At the same time, Zhao Hai had Zhe Jun and Li Jiang install defensive artifacts, turning the island into a fortress.
Because white clouds disappear in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, Mu Yu had to bring a team of refiners to the Hidden Cloud village.
The white cloud was truly a supreme refining material. They even increase the success rate of a refined artifact by ten percent. In other words, if a refiner had 10% success rate before, after they use white clouds they could increase it to 20%. This was very important to any realm.
However, the success rate wasn’t as important for the Hundred Treasures Realm because of Zhao Hai. He can let the refiners refine all they want without worrying about the scraps.
What Zhao Hai wanted to see was whether the people of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield would feel any discomfort after staying in the Cloudsea Territory. At the same time, he also wanted to see how the cloud beasts react to the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Therefore, Zhao Hai had Zhe Jun take people from the Cloudsea Territory to the Hundred Treasures Realm’s headquarters.
There’s a reason why Zhao hai had other people go with Zhe Jun. He wanted to see how cloud beasts react to the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, but he found out that beasts improved by the Space weren’t affected and they didn’t even need to eat white clouds. Zhao Hai only improved Li Jiang and Zhe Jun’s beasts, so he wanted to see how the beasts of other people would fare in the environment of the battlefield.
When Zhe Jun arrived at the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, there was nothing wrong with his rats. They were still alive and well. Zhe Jun’s rats also increased his cultivation since he now had more spiritual qi to absorb.
As for the unimproved cloud beasts, they didn’t fare as well. After arriving at the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, the beasts seem to have weakened. They also provided less spiritual qi to their owners. But since they can absorb a lot of spiritual qi, it balanced out the loss.
Seeing this, Zhao Hai knew that the cloud beasts wouldn’t be able to adapt to the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. They were more suited back in the Cloudsea Territory. He had everyone besides Zhe Jun go back. He also asked Tang Jie to arrange residences for Li Jiang and Zhe Jun to cultivate in.
It has been a month since they arrived at the Cloudsea Territory. Zhao Hai knew that it was time for them to make the next move. He sent the children as well as Laura and the others back to Bluetree Planet. Then he began to get ready for the next step.
It wasn’t only Zhao Hai who was busy. Zong Ze and the others were also taking action. Mu Yao and the others invited the Elders for a Ten-Elder Assembly in order to discuss the Cloudsea Territory.
The Cloudsea Territory wasn’t a fun place. Going there was equivalent to grabbing the lands of the Cloudsea Territory’s people. There were also experts in the Cloudsea Territory. If the two sides fight, it would be very hard to say what the result would be.
With the strength of the Hundred Treasures Realm, it was impossible for it to swallow the entire Cloudsea Territory. Even if they allied with other realms, it would only be enough to get a piece of land from the territory.
As the matter stands, information about the Cloudsea Territory needed to be shared with the other realms. This month, Zong Ze and the others were mainly discussing this issue.
Naturally, they couldn’t fight in the Hidden Cloud Village. So their goal was to find someplace else. Fortunately, after a month, Zhao Hai was able to get a clearer understanding of the surrounding region. Apart from the islands that Li Jiang introduced before, there were other whitecloud islands around. They were occupied by clans that weren’t that strong.
In the end, Zong Ze and the others settled on an island. It was located opposite of the Cloudbeast Fortress. There was a medium-sized whitecloud island 15 days away from the fortress named Ye Island. The reason for this name was because it was occupied by a big clan named the Ye Clan. The Ye Clan had a Cloud Piercing Ship that could hold a thousand people. This allowed them to travel to Ye Island while others couldn’t. In addition to the strength of the Clan, they were able to have a firm hold on the island.
Because of this, the island was relatively isolated. The Ye Clan had a tight hold on the island, so nobody would care about what happens there. It was suitable as a base.
Moreover, it was on the other side of the Cloudbeast Fortress and far away from the Hidden Cloud Village. So even if other clans find out about what’s happening to Ye Island, they wouldn’t think that the Hidden Cloud Village had also been occupied. In fact, it might even be possible that people had already forgotten about the village. Only people who were desperate would think of the Hidden Cloud Village
After Zong Ze and the others’ discussion, the next step was up to Zhao Hai. Knowing what the realm wanted, Zhao Hai immediately flew to Ye Island on the Hell King’s Ship.
It takes about one month of travel from the Hidden Cloud Village to Ye Island. Naturally, it wouldn’t take too much time for Zhao Hai and he used the Space to appear near the island. After that, he called over Xiang Bo and the others and allowed them to scan the surroundings with their spiritual qi.
Xiang Bo and the others had a very relaxed time. They also know that the one who made them survive in the sea was Zhao Hai. If Zhao Hai wasn’t there, they would have long since died. So even if Zhao Hai hid what happened outside, they weren’t dissatisfied. They just retreated into their rooms and cultivated.
Now that Zhao Hai called them over, they immediately went out of their rooms. After going out of their rooms, Xiang Bo and the others stared. This was because they saw a person standing beside Zhao Hai. The person’s white hair and white clothes were too eye-catching. But soon they discovered that this person wasn’t alive, it was an Undead.
Recalling Zhao Hai’s ability to use Undead against his enemies, Xiang Bo and the others weren’t too surprised. They swept the Hell King’s Ship with their spiritual force and found out that although the children were still there, Laura and the others were nowhere to be seen.
Actually, the children were also sent off. What Xiang Bo and the others detected was Zhao Hai’s deception technique. Being an expert in using spiritual force, adding fake people was too simple for Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai looked at Xiang Bo and the others and said, “Did you have a good rest? Let me introduce you. This is someone I came across. He’s now an Undead. I didn’t expect to see someone here. I interrogated him and found out that there’s another place here called the Cloudsea Territory. Guo Ling, tell them about the Cloudsea Territory.”
Commanded by Zhao Hai, Guo Ling told Xiang Bo and the others about the Cloudsea Territory. Naturally, he told them that he was someone who came to catch cloud beasts and then met Zhao Hai. He didn’t say anything about Ye Island but he told them about the Cloudbeast Fortress as well as its current strength.
It took several hours before Guo Ling finished. Xiang Bo and the others had shock on their faces. They didn’t expect there to be a place like the Cloudsea Territory. But each one of them were very happy. This discovery would certainly gain them a huge amount of merit.
After hearing Guo Ling, Xiang Bo and the others looked at Zhao Hai, their expression a mix of surprise and worry. Zhao Hai smiled and said, “We went on an expedition and attained success. However, we need to pass the information back as soon as possible. Everyone, let’s write a jade sword message. I’ll use my space abilities to send them to Hornview Mountain. This is the farthest my ability can go. And I can only send something as small as a jade sword message. After sending our messages, we’ll go around to scout the area and if possible find a place and set up a transmission formation so that our people can come over. What do you think?”
After thinking about it for a while, they all nodded and said, “Alright, we’ll do what Mister said.” Zhao Hai nodded and then took out a jade sword message and began to write on it using his spiritual force. However, the contents of his message were different from the others. What he wrote was a message telling Zong Ze that the plan had officially begun.
Once Xiang Bo and the others were done with their jade sword messages, Zhao Hai took them all before closing his eyes and reciting an incantation. Before long, he waved his hand and said, “Open!” A spatial rift appeared beside him, but this rift was very small. It was the size of a basin, impossible for people to get in. Zhao Hai immediately threw the jade sword messages to the rift. Then the rift began to slowly close.
Zhao Hai let out a long breath. His face was pale as he sat down. He rested for a while looking quite exhausted.
Seeing Zhao Hai, Xiang Bo and the others were worried. Zhao Hai knew that they weren’t worried about his safety. Instead, they were worried that trouble might be coming while Zhao Hai was down. If Zhao Hai was killed, they would no doubt die as well.
Looking at everyone, Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Don’t worry, the jade sword messages have arrived at Hornview Mountain. I believe it wouldn’t be long before our realms receive the message. The next thing we need to do is to find a place to settle in.”
Xiang Bo and the others nodded. Zhao Hai turned to Guo Ling and asked, “Guo Ling, besides the Cloudbeast Fortress, are there any islands around here that we can go to? A place where the inhabitants are weaker?”
Guo Ling immediately said, “If we go straight for half a month, there’s a small whitecloud island owned by the big clan called the Ye Clan known as Ye Island. Besides the Cloudbeast Fortress, it’s the nearest island.”
Zhao Hai raised his brows and said, “How strong are big clans in the Cloudsea Territory?”
Guo Ling immediately replied, “Big Clans in the Cloudsea Territory have at least 500 Immortal Experts. As for Severed Soul and Transcending Tribulation Experts, nobody bothered to count.”
Hearing Guo Ling say that, Xiang Bo and the others stared. Then they let out a cold breath. Five hundred Immortal Stage Experts, it was a force that couldn’t be underestimated.
Xiang Bo couldn’t help but reply, “Besides these two, are there other places we can go to?”
Guo Ling replied, “These two places are the closest. Apart from them, the closest islands would take more than a month of travel.”
Zhao Hai knit his brows, he turned to Xiang Bo and the others and said, “What do you think?”
Xiang Bo forced a smile and said, “We have no choice but to go to Ye Island. If we set up a transmission formation there in the quickest time possible, I believe we can return to the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Just like Guo Ling said, people would venture out into the black clouds in order to catch cloud beasts. The more we stay in this area, the more likely we would be detected. We should just go to Ye Island and leave as soon as possible.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Going to Ye Island is also good. Let’s take a look at the situation first before occupying an area there. I have a lot of Undead that can stall for time while we construct the transmission formation. I can also send small Undead to see what kind of transmission formations they use. Maybe when the time comes, we can use their transmission formation to come back. What do you think?”
Originally, Xiang Bo and the others wanted Zhao Hai to use the Hell King’s Ship to travel back. Although it would take more time, it was a safer method. But now that they heard Zhao Hai, they couldn’t help but be tempted. If they can use a transmission formation, then they would be able to save a lot of time. If they recognize the other party’s transmission formations, and even gain the coordinates, their contribution would be even greater.
For unwanted people like them, gaining a huge merit was very important. With this merit, they would have a path towards the Immortal Stage. Moreover, they would obtain resources to cultivate. They would be able to increase their strength quickly.
Zhao Hai looked at the others and said, “Let me first take a look using my small Undead. I want to see what the Ye Island is like. If they have a defensive formation, then it would be troublesome. If they don’t have one, it would be easier for us. If the island isn’t well defended, we may be able to invade and quickly build a transmission formation. What does everyone think about this?”
Xiang Bo clenched his teeth and said, “Alright, let’s do that. But Mister, if you really manage to scout Ye Island, can you pay attention to their strength? If we can find out how strong they are, we’ll gain more merit. It will also allow us to move better around the island. We might even be able to find their weak point.”
Everyone nodded. After that, Zhao Hai said, “Alright, let’s depart.” He waved his hand as the Hell King’s Ship sailed towards Ye Island’s direction.