Chapter 1569 – Closest Allies
The battle has ended and the play has been performed. Nobody from the other realms would dare approach this place. It wasn’t that they don’t want to come, it’s that they dare not come. If they came, then they would be questioned by the people of the Hundred Treasures Realm. Why did the Fireweaver and the Giant Spirit Realm army pass through their territory with no detection at all?
They were now allies of the Hundred Treasures Realm. Moreover, if they want to go to the Cloudsea Territory, then they would need to obtain coordinates from the Hundred Treasures Realm. If the Hundred Treasures Realm was offended, then they wouldn’t be able to obtain any benefits.
Because of this, the other high-grade realms didn’t dare to appear. If they appeared, then they would need to explain. And they would risk offending the Hundred Treasures Realm. Because of this, they chose to ignore this matter.
This decision by the high-grade realms gave Zhao Hai a chance to make his arrangements properly. Although the high-grade realms could go to the Fireweavers to find out about what happened in the battle, Zhao Hai knew that they wouldn’t get anything from it. The Fireweavers would be too embarrassed with the result to tell them the truth.
Mu Yu knew that Zhao Hai was correct. He looked at the scene as he nodded and said, “Alright, let’s head back. We still don’t know what happened to Master and the others.”
It was impossible for Mu Yao and the others to fight the Immortal Fireweaver Experts close by. Battles between Immortal Experts cause great damage to the surroundings. If they fought around the army, then collateral damage would be inevitable.
Whether it be the Fireweavers nor the Hundred Treasures Realm, none of them want to see their juniors being affected by their own battles. Because of this, Immortal Experts always chose to do their battles elsewhere.
Zhao Hai looked all around him and said, “Right. Let’s head back first. If others see the three artifacts here in good condition, the play we performed before would become useless.”
Mu Yu laughed, then he commanded the Cultivators to enter the three large artifacts. After that, Zhao Hai drove his artifacts back to the territory of the Hundred Treasures Realm. After a while, the three large artifacts entered the territory. This time, Zhao Hai made sure to avoid places where there were people from the subordinate realms.
Although there were a lot of people this time who came from the subordinate realms, these people had fought with Zhao Hai in the past. They all chose to fight for the Hundred Treasures Realm in the most critical time. These people could be trusted.
The reason why these people were chosen to come with them was because Mu Yao already made preparations when he received Zhao Hai’s plan. The other high-grade realms need to believe that they suffered a huge loss, so everyone needs to be informed. The Hundred Treasures Realm needs to choose people who were loyal to them otherwise the plan would fail.
Because of this, Zhao Hai wasn’t worried that these people would have a slip of the tongue. Even so, they still need to avoid the other subordinate realms. After all, a lot of these subordinate realms were new, they couldn’t be trusted just yet.
While the three large artifacts were heading back, Mu Yu went to the cabin and met the people from the Giant Spirit Realm. The people from the Giant Spirit Realm were very behaved. Their cultivation was sealed so they all looked like ordinary people. If they dared cause trouble this time, then they would just be courting death.
The Giant Spirit Realm Cultivators who were resting inside the cabin immediately stood up when they saw Mu Yu coming in. Some of them even looked afraid. They all knew who Mu Yu was. And now that they became prisoners, if Mu Yu wanted to do something to them, they wouldn’t be able to resist.
Zhao Hai has been following behind Mu Yu. He wanted to see how Mu Yu plans to deal with these people. After looking at the Giant Spirit Realm Cultivators for some time, Mu Yu sighed and said, “Since you have already surrendered to the Hundred Treasures Realm, you are one of our people from now on. I hope that you can stay with the Hundred Treasures Realm in peace and we will try to treat you as our own. But I also hope that you will not come in contact with your realm, otherwise we wouldn’t be polite. We still cannot unseal your cultivation. But I can guarantee your safety.”
The cultivators from the Giant Spirit Realm gave Mu Yu a bow of gratitude. Mu Yu sighed and then turned around and left. Looking at Mu Yu’s expression, Zhao Hai had some thoughts.
Although Mu Yu didn’t say much, Zhao Hai could hear a trace of discomfort and impatience in his tone. This was very strange. The Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm were long time enemies. Upon seeing his enemy surrender, Mu Yu should have been happy. However, he didn’t look happy at all. This caused Zhao Hai to be more convinced of his previous suspicions. There were indeed people behind the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm.
Zhao Hai followed Mu Yu out of the cabin and stood on the Hell King’s Ship’s deck. Mu Yu looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, do you find it strange why I wasn’t happy upon seeing the Cultivators of the Giant Spirit Realm surrender?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “It is indeed strange. The Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm are bitter enemies. And these people are the first batch to surrender to the Hundred Treasures Realm. You should feel happy.”
Mu Yu sighed and said, “There’s something that I should let you know right now. In the past, the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm weren’t bitter enemies. According to legend, in the past, our two realms were close allies. One of us would ask for help and the other party would fight for them with their lives. It can be said that we were the staunchest allies in the entire Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.”
Zhao Hai knew that the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm had a past with each other. However, he didn’t expect it to be like this. How could two very close allies become bitter enemies? What happened in between?
Mu Yu sighed and said, “Nobody knew what happened for the feud to appear. I also didn’t see any records from the realm. It just said that since the two realms lost a bet, they began attacking each other. Then it slowly turned into a bitter feud.”
Zhao Hai stared, he looked at Mu Yu and said, “A bet?”
Mu Yu looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Correct. The historical data says that it’s a bet. It’s like a joke. Two allies broke their relations because of a gamble. Two close friends became bitter enemies. I shudder every time I think of this. Little Hai, think about it, if the opponent wasn’t overwhelmingly strong, how could the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm fall out of each other over a simple bet? The other party has enough strength that the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm couldn’t do anything. These two closest allies would rather kill each other than renege on their bet.”
Zhao Hai nodded as his mood turned heavy. What Mu Yu said finally confirmed his previous guesses. Zhao Hai knew that the Hundred Treasures Realm weren’t afraid of a lot of things. They even had enough strength to dare fight against the Fireweavers, one of the Five Great Realms. One could see from this point that the Hundred Treasures Realm couldn’t be easily manipulated.
To what extent should someone be strong enough for the Hundred Treasures Realm to bow their heads? Zhao Hai didn’t dare confirm it yet, but there was one thing he was sure of. Those people were definitely stronger than the Five Great Realms.
The Fireweavers still aren’t a group that Zhao Hai could treat lightly, much less people who were much stronger than them. One shouldn’t just look at the ease that Zhao Hai dealt with the Fireweavers. In fact, most of the Fireweaver Race’s strength was focused on the other Great Realms. If the Fireweavers really put their foot down in order to deal with the Hundred Treasures Realm, the Hundred Treasures Realm wouldn’t be able to do anything. Even with Zhao Hai, it was impossible. They would be expelled from the battlefield, or the Hundred Treasures Realm would have to retreat to the Hidden Cloud Village.
But Zhao Hai didn’t dare say anything. The existence behind the bet of the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm was something that neither the current Zhao Hai nor the Hundred Treasures Realm could afford to touch.
Moreover, the strength of the Hundred Treasures Realm regressed compared to before. In the past, when the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Giant Spirit Realm were allies, their experts didn’t kill each other. But now, because of the years of conflict between the two, both sides suffered great casualties and weren’t as strong as before. Zhao Hai was sure that the strength of the Hundred Treasures Realm right now wasn’t as good as during the time they began fighting the Giant Spirit Realm.
Seeing that Zhao Hai was silent, Mu Yu sighed and said, “Now do you know why I’m not happy? We have defeated the Giant Spirit Realm, but what happens in the future? What would happen if the people we bet with from before appeared again? Will we become another Giant Spirit Realm? So when I see the people of the Giant Spirit Realm, I couldn’t help but feel sad. I couldn’t feel happy at all.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He understood Mu Yu’s words. It was just like what Mu Yu said. They won now, but what if those people look for them one day, what would happen then? All of these weren’t up to them to decide, it all depends on the other party.
Upon thinking about it, this matter hinges on one thing, and that is strength. Only strength can determine who has the final say. If the Hundred Treasures Realm was strong, then the opponent wouldn’t be able to do anything to them. Everything was because of strength.
Mu Yu looked at Zhao Hai, then he sighed and said, “I asked Master about this. It seems like he knows something about it. However, he isn’t willing to tell me anything. In the end, I could only give up on asking.’
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “It must be something unspeakable for even Elder Mu to keep silent about it. He knows that there’s no good for us even if we know, so he didn’t tell you. But I believe that he will tell us one day. He will tell us what we need to know in order to increase our strength for the Hundred Treasures Realm. Only in this way could we resist in the future.”
Mu Yu nodded, “Right. Only once we increase our strength would we have a chance to resist. Let’s return to the headquarters immediately. It’s the only place that’s safe for us. We still don’t know what happened to Master and the others.”
Zhao Hai replied, “Rest assured, I believe nothing bad will happen to Elder Mu and the others.”
Mu Yu nodded and no longer spoke. It was also at this time that the three large artifacts slowly entered the Hundred Treasures Realm’s headquarters.