Chapter 1570 – Two Years Later
Not long after Zhao Hai and the others returned to the headquarters of the Hundred Treasures Realm, a group of people suddenly appeared on the battlefield. If a normal cultivator saw these people, they would certainly be frightened. It was because this was a group of Immortal Experts. They numbered more than 200.
The Immortal Experts looked at the battlefield. The more they looked, the worse their expressions became. One of the Immortal Experts said, “Senior Brother, it seems like the loss this time isn’t small. Look at the spiritual qi fluctuations. It seems like we’re in trouble this time.”
The person who spoke was Tang Yaoen. They had just fought against the Immortal Experts of the Fireweaver Race and the Giant Spirit Realm. The other party had 200 people while their side had 300. They had the advantage in numbers. This time, they lost 13 Immortal Experts while the opponents lost 56, which can be said to be a huge victory. In the end, seeing that they had no chance of winning, the enemies retreated.
When the other party retreated, they immediately rushed back to the battlefield. But when they arrived, they found that there was nobody there. The only things left were spiritual qi fluctuations.
Although the spiritual qi fluctuations were disorderly, Mu Yao and the other Immortal Experts could still feel something. What they felt was that the battle had been very fierce.
Because of this, the expression on Mu Yao and the others’ faces weren’t attractive. Hearing Tang Yaoen, Mu Yao sighed and said, “I didn’t expect this. Let’s just return.” After he said that, they flew towards the Hundred Treasures Realm’s headquarters.
Not long after Mu Yao and the others left the battlefield, several figures appeared one after another. After investigating the battlefield a few times, these people retreated. And the people who came over were also Immortal Experts.
Before long, Mu Yao and the others returned to the headquarters. Once they entered the headquarters, they were stunned. The atmosphere in the headquarters was different to what they expected. They thought the headquarters would be filled with a sad mood. Instead, they were met with laughter and celebration. Everyone seems to be in a festive mood.
As soon as they returned, the people inside the headquarters immediately gave them a salute. Mu Yao and the others were quite confused. At this moment, Zhao Hai and Mu Yu joined in and offered a salute.
Tang Yaoen waved his hand and said, “Little Hai, how was the battle? How many people did we lose?”
Before Zhao Hai could speak, Mu Yao said, “Let’s go in and talk.” After he said that, he flew towards the conference hall. Although Tang Yaoen was still puzzled, he followed behind. Zhao Hai and Mu Yu also went to the hall.
Once everyone was inside, Mu Yao looked at Zhao Hai and Mu Yu and asked, “What’s going on? How many did we lose?”
Zhao Hai turned to Mu Yu, signaling to him that he should talk first. Looking at Mu Yao’s complexion, Mu Yu replied, “Replying to Master. During the battle, we lost 32 people while 73 were injured. Those who are injured have basically recovered.”
Hearing Mu Yu’s report, Mu Yao and the others stared. Then at this time, Tang Yaoen angrily said, “Stop talking nonsense. Little Yu, when did you learn to lie? Tell us, how many people did we lose?”
Mu Yu looked at Tang Yaoen, puzzled, before he answered, “Martial Uncle, how could I lie about this? We really lost 32 people and 73 injured. However, we managed to defeat the enemy, killing about 7000 people from the Giant Spirit Realm as well as a total of 10 thousand beasts and cultivators from the Fireweaver Race.”
Tang Yaoen’s expression changed. As he was about to yell, Mu Yao waved his hand to stop him. Then Mu Yao looked at Mu Yu and said, “Little Yu, you have to tell us the truth. We just came back from the battlefield and we felt the spiritual qi fluctuations. It’s obvious that it has been a tragic battle. There are many traces of large artifacts falling to the ground. One of them was very huge, like Little Hai’s Hell King’s Ship. So how can we lose so few people?”
When Mu Yao said this, Mu Yu understood what was going on. He smiled and said, “Master, you’ve been deceived. The traces on the battlefield were staged by us after the battle, including the spiritual qi fluctuations. This is to deceive the other realms. In fact, the real traces of battle have been erased by Little Hai’s secret technique. We have indeed lost only 32 people and 73 injured. Those injured are already healed.”
Mu Yao and the others were stunned, then they turned their heads to Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai hastily nodded and said, “It’s true. This will make the others believe that we lost a lot of people. Moreover, I can guarantee that even if the Detective Race came, they wouldn’t be able to see anything strange. Elders can rest assured.”
Mu Yao breathed a sigh of relief, then he waved his hand and said, “You go back and rest.”
Instead of leaving, Mu Yu opened his mouth and said, “Master, there’s something I need to tell you. During the battle, 120 Cultivators from the Giant Spirit Realm surrendered to us. They have been locked up. Do you want to take a look?”
Hearing this, Mu Yao’s expression changed, he stood up and said, “Where are they?”
Mu Yu looked at Mu Yao and felt that his reaction was somewhat strange. But in the end he said, “Inside a cave on the back mountain.”
Mu Yu nodded and said, “Take me there to take a look.” Although Mu Yu didn’t understand why Mu Yao was acting like this, he nodded and led Mu Yao to the cave.
Mu Yu thought that Mu Yao would go take a look alone. He didn’t expect all the Immortal Experts to follow behind him. This caused Mu Yu to stare, he didn’t understand what was going on.
Not only Mu Yu, but Zhao Hai was also confused. But he knew that Mu Yao and the others’ reaction wasn’t because of the Giant Spirit Realm Cultivators. There must be something that he and Mu Yu didn’t know.
Before long, everyone arrived at the cave in the back mountain where the Giant Spirit Realm Cultivators stayed. Their spiritual qi has been unblocked, but Mu Yu still didn’t permit them from leaving the cave. There were also two Undead guarding the entrance of the cave.
The reason why the Undead were guarding the entrance was because Mu Yu doesn’t want others to know who was inside the cave. The matter of the Giant Spirit Realm Cultivators surrendering was only known to a small number of people.
Mu Yao and the others’ entry into the cave caused the Giant Spirit Realm Cultivators to be terrified. With so many Immortal Experts present, they found it very hard to breathe.
But what’s strange was that Mu Yao and the others just looked at the Giant Spirit Realm Cultivators and then left. This caused Zhao Hai and Mu Yu to be even more confused.
When they returned to the conference hall, Mu Yao had Mu Yu and Zhao Hai leave. Once the two left, Mu Yao turned his head to the others and said, “It seems like it’s time.”
The faces of the Immortal Experts inside the hall weren’t attractive. Tang Yaoen said, “The people of the Giant Spirit Realm surrendered too soon. It seems like we’re in trouble this time.”
Nobody spoke inside the hall for some time. Everyone’s expression was difficult to look at. Mu Yao turned to the others and said, “It’s natural for trouble to come. But this is also an opportunity. Didn’t the Five Great Realms gain their current status because they won one time?”
Tang Yaoen nodded and replied, “Fortunately, we still have two years to prepare. Brother, what do you think we should do in these two years?”
Mu Yao shook his head, then he sighed and said, “We don’t need to prepare anything. Preparing wouldn’t do anything. Let Little Hai and Little Yu focus on cultivation from now on. Let’s hope they can win.”
Tang Yaoen stared, his expression changed as he said, “Brother, do you really want to send Little Yu and Little Hai for this? You should know how important the two of them are to the realm. If they suffer misfortune, our losses would be too great.”
Mu Yao shook his head and said, “We’ll make them go. Little Hai and Little Yu are the strongest we have. Since they are people of the Hundred Treasures Realm, they have to strive for the Hundred Treasures Realm. This matter is directly involved with the Hundred Treasures Realm’s future. If we win, then the Hundred Treasures Realm would gain an opportunity to grow rapidly. If we lose, even if they both remain, our Hundred Treasures Realm would still be hampered in our growth.”
Tang Yaoen no longer spoke when he heard Mu Yao. He knew clearly that what Mu Yao said was right. Even if they didn’t let Mu Yu and Zhao Hai go, if the realm lost, then the realm would still suffer the consequences. They would have trouble developing in the future.
Thinking of this, Tang Yaoen couldn’t help but sigh. The others inside the hall also sighed. An Immortal Elder turned to Mu Yao and said, “Old Mu, do we tell the others about this? Do we have to change our plans?”
Mu Yao shook his head and said, “There’s no need to change. Let’s also keep this from the others, so that they won’t be distracted. In any case, even if Little Yu and Little Hai lose two years later, we won’t be annihilated immediately. If our plan is successful, even if Little Yu and the others lose, we would still have enough strength to face anything.”
The other Immortal Experts nodded. Mu Yao looked at everyone and said, “Everyone, let’s not return hastily this time. We’ll stay in the headquarters. As long as our plan succeeds, then the strength of the Hundred Treasures Realm would at least double in the next two years. This is vital to the realm’s future.”
Everyone nodded, then they stood up and bade Mu Yao goodbye before returning to their own residences. The only ones left inside the conference hall were Mu Yao and Tang Yaoen. Tang Yaoen turned to Mu Yao and said, “Senior Brother, do you think those people are really as powerful as the legends say?”
Mu Yao looked at Tang Yaoen and then forced a smile as he said, “I’m afraid they’re even more powerful than what the legends say. You’ve seen the information. How many realms have they wiped out before? Aren’t we just the next on the list? If we comply, then we’ll suffer losses. If we don’t comply, then we’ll be exterminated. To be honest, whether it is you or me, nobody would want to take the risk.”
Tang Yaoen sighed. Although he was crude, he wasn’t stupid. He knew that Mu Yao was right. From the records, they were more powerful than rumored. No realm survived under their attack. And even if they follow the rules of the bet, they would still lose. The consequences were much worse if they didn’t follow.
Although Tang Yaoen had some doubts about the strength of those people, just as Mu Yao said, nobody wanted to take the risk. If the Hundred Treasures Realm gets destroyed because of their decision, then they would be sinners for the rest of the realm’s history.
Tang Yaoen looked at Mu Yu and said, “Senior Brother, we need to inform Little Yu and Little Hai about this. No matter what, this is something they need to face.”
Mu Yao sighed, then he nodded and said, “Let’s wait a while before telling them. Let’s see how the Ghost Spirit Realm is doing first. If everything went smoothly, then we’ll lay down for some time. We’ll wait for the proper time to inform Little Yu and Little Hai. Let’s just have them cultivated in safety.” Tang Yaoen nodded. The conference hall turned silent for quite a while. Both Mu Yao and Tang Yaoen didn’t know that their conversation had been heard by Zhao Hai.
The conference hall has been spied on by the Space a long time ago. There were no energy fluctuations here so Zhao Hai can see perfectly inside. The words that Mu Yao and Tang Yaoen shared also fell into Zhao Hai’s ears. These words aroused Zhao Hai’s curiosity.
Although Mu Yao and the others were saying ominous words, Zhao Hai can infer many things from what they said. The period of two years, him and Mu Yu being sent out, the bet, these all pointed towards the bet that Mu Yu told him before.
As for why they were going, it was most likely related to the surrender of the Giant Spirit Realm Cultivators. In other words, because the Giant Spirit Realm Cultivators surrendered, they need to comply with some agreement. It’s very likely that the people they would meet would be very powerful beings. They destroyed a large number of realms in the battlefield. They were also able to lift up realms in the battlefield, like the Five Great Realms.
Hearing this information, Zhao Hai wasn’t worried. On the contrary, he was very happy. This was because he was now able to connect the dots and confirm an existence above the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Five Great Realms. This was exactly what he was trying to find out.
The reason Zhao Hai wanted the Hundred Treasures Realm to develop was to draw out these people. Now that his goal has been realized, he could now see who these people were. How could he not be excited about this outcome?
Laura and the others also saw the dialogue. They looked at each other with excited expressions. To be honest, they also want to see people stronger than the Hundred Treasures Realm. These might be the people who made the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield and the Six Realms Battlefield. These were places they treated as important and they had been looking for answers for a long time. Now, they were finally very close to the answer they want.
Zhao Hai and the others wanted to know the people behind the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield because they felt that these people were a huge threat to the Space. And they need to deal with this threat as soon as possible.