Chapter 1556 – Waiting for Time
The Immortal Experts also asked Zhao Hai some questions. Since they had agreed upon it before, Zhao Hai’s answers were watertight.
Zong Ze and Mu Yao also asked Zhao Hai some questions. But actually, they were keeping a tight hold on their stomachs. Naturally, Zong Ze and Mu Yao knew about Zhao Hai’s arrangements. Because of this, they found the current situation quite funny.
After a routine interrogation, Zong Ze asked Zhao Hai what everyone was concerned about, “Little Hai, you said before that you want to get the coordinates of Ye Island. How did it go? Did you get it?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I have it. I can arrange a transmission formation to Ye Island at any time. But Elder, I suggest not going to the Cloudsea Territory right now. Since they discovered us, they would certainly be on full alert. I think we should wait. If we go now, we would only be walking into a trap. The Cloudsea Territory will meet us with an intense counter-attack.”
As soon as the other Elders heard what Zhao Hai said, they couldn’t help but knit their brows. This was because they felt that Zhao Hai was being too cautious. Moreover, they thought that someone of Zhao Hai’s status didn’t have the right to speak such words. Although Zhao Hai had become more influential, his words towards Zong Ze and Mu Yao were still inappropriate. If a junior said those words before them, then they would immediately reprimand them.
The experts from the other realms were now waiting for what would happen to Zhao Hai. In their minds, a disrespectful junior like Zhao Hai needed to be dealt with.
But much to their surprise, after Zong Ze heard Zhao hai, he didn’t become angry but instead nodded and said, “You know the Cloudsea Territory more than us, so we will listen to you. We’ll start our preparations here, but we won’t send people to the Cloudsea Territory in the meantime.”
Zong Ze’s words caused the other Immortal Experts to stare. Zong Ze wasn’t angry, this wasn’t what they expected.
Zong Ze turned to the other Immortal Experts and said, “We just learned about the state of the Cloudsea Territory, but we already know that they have a lot of experts. We need to prepare all we have if we want to attack them. Besides preparing, the most important thing we need to do is to stabilize our rear. Otherwise, we might have a fire in our backyard while we attack the Cloudsea Territory. And when we come back, we might have lost what is ours.”
Hearing Zong Ze the experts from other realms also indeed. Zong Ze looked at Zhao Hai and the others and said, “You head back first. Rest assured, you will receive adequate rewards. Go and take a rest.” Zhao Hai and the others nodded before leaving.
Zhao Hai’s words just now had also been discussed with Zong Ze and Mu Yao. The Hundred Treasures Realm had now sent 10 thousand people to the Cloudsea Territory. There was indeed tension in the Cloudsea Territory. It was something that Zhao Hai asked Zhe Jun and Li Jiang about. They would prepare and only attack when the time was ripe.
Moreover, what Zong Ze said about stabilizing their rear wasn’t a joke. The Hundred Treasures Realm has a lot of enemies, the Fireweaver Race the biggest one of them. However, the Fireweavers should have learned their lesson from the last time. But this doesn’t mean that the Hundred Treasures Realm was safe. Don’t forget that the Hundred Treasures Realm now has a new enemy, the Ghost Spirit Realm.
The Ghost Spirit Realm and the Hundred Treasures Realm had no prior enmity with each other. However, the Ghost Spirit Realm attacked Zhao Hai, which made them enemies with the Hundred Treasures Realm. What the Hundred Treasures Realm wanted to do was to kick the Ghost Spirit Realm out of the alliance. And with the character of the Ghost Spirit Realm, they wouldn’t just let the Hundred Treasures Realm off for this. If the Hundred Treasures Realm went to the Cloudsea Territory at the same time the Ghost Spirit Realm attacks, the Hundred Treasures Realm would be in trouble.
The Ghost Spirit Realm would definitely do such a thing. The people of the Giant Spirit Realm were the type of people who would just let things go. If the Ghost Spirit Realm drags everyone behind, then there would be no problems. However, the Ghost Spirit Realm was most likely to drag only the Hundred Treasures Realm behind. This way, they wouldn’t incur everyone’s anger. In this case, the other realms would just stand on the sides and spectate. Once the Hundred Treasures Realm gets in conflict with the Ghost Spirit Realm, then their operations on the Cloudsea Territory would definitely be affected and their shares would be less.
With the Hundred Treasures Realm’s current strength, they wouldn’t dare deal with the Fireweavers. On the other hand, they can make a move against the Ghost Spirit Realm.
After Zong Ze and Mu Yu discussed matters with the other Elders of the Hundred Treasure Realm, they decided to let Zhao Hai and Mu Yu develop the Hidden Cloud Village while they dealt with the Ghost Spirit realm. As long as the Ghost Spirit Realm was dealt with, they would have no worries in going to the Cloudsea Territory.
Although the Fireweaver Race was still present, their failure against the Hundred Treasures Realm caused them to have a hard time. The other Great Realms began to cause them trouble. They have no time to retaliate against the Hundred Treasures Realm. After all, when it comes to it, their own domain was much more important compared to their revenge against the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Since they already had a plan in place, Zong Ze declined attacking the Cloudsea Territory in the meantime. At the same time, he increased his relations with the other realms, officially establishing their alliance.
The news of Zhao Hai and the others’ return couldn’t be kept secret. The Ghost Spirit Realm weren’t fools. Seeing Zhao Hai return alive with Xiang Bo and the others while their representative wasn’t present, they should know what happened. Additionally, the person they sent to attack Zhao Hai didn’t return while Zhao Hai was able to arrive at Hornview Mountain. These all indicated that their actions had all failed. And with the recent movements of the Hundred Treasures Realm, the Ghost Spirit Realm should be clear about their relationship with the Hundred Treasures Realm.
The people from the Ghost Spirit Realm also thought about the Hundred Treasures Realm’s gains from the expedition, but they weren’t sure what it was. The person they sent hasn’t returned, so they naturally had no idea what was going on in the sea. Zhao Hai and the others were back, but the Ghost Spirit Realm weren’t told anything about the expedition. This caused the Ghost Spirit Realm to be suspicious so they pursued this matter with all their strength.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about this matter. He already went to the Cloudsea Territory with retreat as a reason. The matters of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield should be left to Zong Ze and the others to deal with.
Mu Yu has assumed command of Hidden Cloud Village. Although the Cloudsea Territory was now quite noisy, the Hidden Cloud Village looked very calm. Nobody went there to make an investigation. It was as if the Cloudsea Territory had forgotten about the people in the Hidden Cloud Village.
But there was another type of noise that was happening in the village. This unrest wasn’t brought up by external forces but instead from within the village.
This unrest didn’t mean that there was conflict within the village. Instead, it was brought by Ze Jun and Li Jiang. In the past, the two of them weren’t that strong. The main reason why they can order people around in the village was because they were Zhao Hai’s people. The obedience of the people in the village towards the two of them was an extension of their obedience towards Zhao Hai.
However, this notion has been changing recently. Zhe Jun and Li Jiang’s strengt has been rapidly increasing. They were now Nascent Soul Experts.
This caused the other people in the village to feel strange. Later on when they asked Li Jiang, they found out that Zhao Hai has the ability to improve cloud beasts. After the cloud beasts are improved, they become stronger and provide more spiritual qi to their masters. This was the main reason for Li Jiang and Zhe Jun’s rapid increase in strength.
This caused a sensation in the Hidden Cloud Village. The people in the village had given up on struggling a long time ago. This was also the reason why Zhao Hai was able to control the Hidden Cloud Village.
The majority of people in the Hidden Cloud Village were driven here by the big clans. All of them held a grudge in their hearts but they knew that they had no hope of revenge. After following Zhao Hai, their fire of revenge reignited. It was precisely because of this that they followed Zhao Hai. But this didn’t change the fact that they had already given up on their cultivation.
Now, they saw the changes to Li Jiang and Zhe Jun. They knew very well that the talent of Li Jiang and Zhe Jun wasn’t very good. However, the progress of the two recently has been very astonishing. All of these were because of Zhao Hai. Everyone’s heart skipped a beat. The originally calm ocean inside was beginning to churn in waves.
No cultivator wishes to be mediocre. Since they began their cultivation, they intend to go against the heavens. If they were willing to be mediocre, they wouldn’t have survived to this day. It’s just that they were driven to the Hidden Cloud Village. Although there were still cultivation resources in this place, their source of income has decreased. For cultivators, money was very important. Without money, they couldn’t cultivate. Without money, they wouldn’t have pills, weapons, and other things. So after years of dejection, the hearts of the people here slowly became cold.
Seeing Li Jiang and Zhe Jun’s increase in strength, the people in the village were excited. They began to see a road ahead of them leading to success.
And Zhao Hai didn’t disappoint them. Zhao Hai began to issue missions in the village. As long as someone completes a mission, they will obtain points. Once they have enough points, Zhao Hai can give them resources and even improve their cloud beasts. The points can even allow them to close up in the Hundred Treasures Realm’s headquarters!
Besides their improved cloud beasts, another reason for Zhe Jun and Li Jiang’s increase in strength was their seclusion in the Hundred Treasures Realm’s headquarters. A twofold increase in cultivation speed was a huge attraction for any cultivator.
Because they were aware of this, the people in the Hidden Cloud Village went all out in completing Zhao Hai’s missions. They weren’t afraid that Zhao Hai would request a lot, conversely, they would be disappointed if Zhao Hai didn’t issue enough missions.