Chapter 1559 – Plan
Mi Ruyan looked at the rat-eyed Zhe Jun and couldn’t help but knit her brows. She looked at Li Jiang and said, “Li Jiang, can this person be trusted?”
Li Jiang quickly replied, “Third Miss, don’t worry. Zhe Jun is the best hunter of the Hidden Cloud Village. He hunted the most beasts in the village in the last few years. Although the cloud beasts he used aren’t the most powerful, I can assure that he’s the most familiar with the surrounding situation.”
Mi Ruyan looked at Zhe Jun and said, “Zhe Jun, what cloud beasts are you using?”
Hearing Mi Ruyan, Zhe Jun had an embarrassed expression as he replied, “Third Miss, the cloud beasts this one uses are cloud rats.”
When she heard that Zhe Jun was using cloud rats, Mi Ruyan couldn’t help but pause for a while. Then she looked at Zhe Jun and asked, “Why do you use cloud rats?”
Zhe Jun’s expression was calm as he looked at Mi Ruyan and answered, “Because my other beasts have been exchanged for cloud rice and cloud wine.”
Mi Ruyan inwardly sighed. She was aware of what was going on with the Hidden Cloud Village, but she wasn’t intending to help Zhe Jun. The reason Zhe Jun was in this place was because he offended a clan. If Mi Ruyan helped him, then she might offend the people Zhe Jun offended. This would be bad for the Mi Clan.
Thinking of this, Mi Ruyan nodded and said, “Have you been out recently? What’s the situation in the surrounding area?”
Zhe Jun immediately replied, “Replying to the Third Miss, I just went out not a long time ago. However, I didn’t manage to get anything. There’s nothing special around here, it’s the same as before.”
Mi Ruyan knit her brows and said, “Is there really nothing around?”
Zhe Jun gave an affirmative nod and said, “There’s nothing. I wouldn’t dare deceive the Third Miss.”
Mi Ruyan nodded, then she waved her hand to Mi Siyi and said, “Uncle Four, give them their reward. It seems like there’s really nothing here. Let’s go back.”
Mi Siyo complied and took out a piece of cloud crystal to give to Zhe Jun. Seeing the cloud crystal, Zhe Jun’s face lit up and he carefully received it and put it away. Mi Siyi didn’t mind Zhe Jun’s expression, then he turned to Li Jiang and said, “Li Jiang, we’re currently investigating the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. If you find something useful, tell the Mi Clan immediately. I’ll guarantee that we won’t treat you unfairly.”
Li Jiang hurriedly replied, “Rest assured, Uncle Four. If there’s anything, I will tell you immediately.” Mi Siyi nodded, then he waved his hand as the ten Cloud Piercing Ships circled around the island once before leaving.
Zhe Jun and Li Jiang stood there looking at the slowly departing ships. After some time, Li Jiang said, “Do you think the people from the Cloudbeast Fortress will come here? Or the people from the other nearby islands?”
Zhe Jun shook his head and said, “I’m not really sure. I heard from the people who went to the Cloudbeast Fortress that they would also come over to check. However, there has been no movement from them. The nearby islands have been quite noisy lately. The various groups had also strengthened their communication. I think that the Mi Clan would inform the others of their findings here. I reckong they won’t come here anymore. After all, this isn’t a good place. But we still can’t lower our guard.”
Li Jiang nodded, then he sighed and said, “Speaking of which, the Mi Clan had always been good to me. If possible, I want to ask the Young Master to give the Mi Clan a chance.”
Zhe Jun looked at Li Jiang’s eyes before he nodded and said, “It’s worth thinking about. But even if the Young Master agrees to letting the Mi Clan off, we can’t say if the Mi Clan would accept the favor. The people from the Cloudsea Territory have a deep prejudice against those from the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.”
Just as Zhe Jun said this, Zhao Hai’s voice was heard, “I can let the Mi Clan off. But the Mi Clan needs to fight against the Hundred Treasures Realm. We can trade with the Mi Clan in the future. After all, we aren’t here to slaughter people.”
Zhe Jun and Li Jiang stared, then they turned their heads to see Zhao Hai and Mu Yu standing behind them. The two quickly gave Zhao Hai a salute. Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “Li Jiang’s thinking is correct. Since they treated you well, you need to repay this favor. After some time, if the other forces have no intention of coming to the village, Li Jiang can go to the Mi Clan and get to understand their thinking.”
A trace of his emotion appeared on Li Jiang’s face, he bowed to Zhao hai and said, “Thank you very much, Young Master. You can rest assured that I will not reveal anything about you to the Mi Clan. I will not spoil Young Master’s plans.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “Go, let’s get through this situation first.” After he said that, Zhao Hai and Mu Yu returned to their residence.
After entering their house, Mu Yu smiled and said, “If Li Jiang can pull the Mi Family over, then it would be good for the Hundred Treasures Realm.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly as he shook his head and said, “It would be very difficult. The people of the Cloudsea Territory don’t have any good impressions of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Winning over the Mi Clan wouldn’t be easy. The Mi Clan is a big clan. If they work with us, they would be risking their stable place in the Cloudsea Territory. Considering their current state, they will not turn over to our side.
Mu Yu stared, then he knitted his brows and said, “Then why did you let Li Jiang get in contact with the Mi Clan? Won’t he expose us?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “Li Jiang is a cautious person, he won’t expose us. Also, the Mi Clan won’t help him get his revenge, but we can. Although he owed favors to the Mi Clan, Li Jiang is still on our side. He knows better than Zhe Jun about the state of the Cloudsea Territory since he used to be from a middle-sized clan. Such a person is valuable enough to be recruited by the Mi Clan. In this case, not only would Li Jiang gain information for us, he would also show others his value. This is very important.”
Mu Yu smiled bitterly as he shook his head and said, “I haven’t thought about that. It seems like I spent too much time in the headquarters. Hahaha. Right, do you think the other islands would also send people over here?”
Zhao Hai looked at Mu Yu and understood what he said. Mu Yu was a genius of the Hundred Treasures Realm and has been spoiled by Mu Yao since childhood. Everyone in the realm looked up to him, so it was inevitable that he was a bit arrogant. Because of this, he couldn’t fully grasp the hearts of people like Li Jiang and the others. ACtually, Mu Yu was already doing well with what he could do right now.
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Brother Mu doesn’t need to mind it much. Li Jiang and the others are just there to make the people of the Cloudsea Territory be less vigilant. Even if our alliance attacks the Cloudsea Territory with all our strength, the best we can do is occupy a part of the territory. It’s impossible to take the entire Cloudsea Territory. The Cloudsea Territory isn’t a soft fruit. Moreover, the Five Great Realms are watching. Our main goal in coming to the Cloudsea Territory is to occupy a territory and win the hearts of some locals so that even if we retreat to the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, we can still get some items from the territory. We can deal with the Ye Clan, but I think it would be difficult to take the Cloudbeast Fortress.”
Mu Yu looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Although there are big clans in the Cloudbeast Fortress, we have a lot of experts on our side. It shouldn’t be difficult to deal with the fortress.”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “It’s difficult. Brother Mu, you forgot about the location of the fortress. The Cloudbeast Fortress is close to the Sea of Beasts and is the last supply point. What is abundant in the Sea of Beasts? It’s cloud beasts. I believe Brother Mu is already aware of how important cloud beasts are to the people of the Cloudsea Territory. If we capture the fortress, then that means that we would be pinching the artery of the Cloudbeast Territory’s cultivators. Even if we occupy the island, the people of the territory would desperately want to take it back. If our loss is too great, do you think the other realms would still hold on?”
Mu Yu kept silent. He hadn’t thought of this point before. The Cloudbeast Fortress was truly important for the Cloudsea Territory. Cloud beasts were as important to the Cloudsea Territory Cultivators as pills were to the cultivators of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. If the source of medicinal herbs of the Hundred Treasures Realm was occupied, they would also become desperate to take it back.
Thinking of this, Mu Yu couldn’t help but knit his brows and said, “If that is the case, then how do we attack the Cloudsea Territory? We already have the Hidden Cloud Village, is this good enough?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s good if we occupy more places. As long as we don’t occupy sensitive islands like the Cloudbeast Fortress, I believe the people of the Cloudsea Territory wouldn’t go all out against us. There’s one more thing. Brother Mu, if the other realms suffered heavy losses in the Cloudsea Territory while the Hundred Treasures Realm didn’t, what do you think would happen in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield?”
Mu Yu stared, then his eyes shone as he said, “Is this part of the plan?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he shook his head and said, “It’s not part of the plan. But it’s something I thought about. I haven’t told anybody about it yet. To be honest, although I like this plan and it looks good, it’s hard to set it up. The other realms aren’t fools. If they find that something is wrong, they will run away. But as long as we succeed and acquire more territory, the Hundred Treasures Realm might become equals with the Five Great Realms.”
Mu Yu’s eyes turned brighter. Zhao Hai’s words scratched an itch on Mu Yu’s heart. In the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, there’s no realm who didn’t want to expand their power. The more territory they have, the more materials they would get that would be transformed into experts. If the Hundred Treasures Realm can become equal to the Five Great Realms, then that would be a huge glory. Mu Yu couldn’t help but be excited when he thought of this.
Looking at Mu Yu’s expression, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I’ll tell the Elders about this plan later on. Do you think the Elder’s Assembly would agree?”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Mu Yu calmed down, he carefully thought about it and said, “I reckon they will agree. This plan doesn’t need to be too obvious. Even if we fail, the other realms wouldn’t notice it.” Zhao Hai smiled and nodded.