Chapter 1571 – Peace Talks With The Ghost Spirit Realm
While Mu Yao and the others were thinking about what would happen two years later, Zong Ze already met the people from the Ghost Spirit Realm. The two sides were fully prepared. One side was prepared for defense while the other was prepared for attack. It was a battle between the lance and the shield.
Zong Ze knew that the people from the other high-grade realms would be watching him. He didn’t worry about them and just attacked on his own. Speaking of which, the Hundred Treasures Realm still had the advantage in this battle. They had Giant Spirit Treasure Ships as well as Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needles. They didn’t only have fake spirit snake needles, but genuine ones too. These were all useful instruments in attacking the opponent’s defense.
Naturally, the Ghost Spirit Realm weren’t easy to deal with. High-grade realms always had aces up their sleeves. However, the cards in the Ghost Spirit Realm’s hands were still less compared to the Hundred Treasures Realm.
The Hundred Treasures Realm’s development in the past couple of years was quite rapid. They obtained the water refining technique, the refining method for the Giant Spirit Realm, and most importantly they gained a lot of useful resources. The Hundred Treasures Realm were able to produce treasure after treasure. They now had more genuine spirit snake needles and even more fake ones.
It can be said that ever since Zhao Hai recycled the materials on Yan Planet, the Hundred Treasures Realm became very rich. They could do whatever they want without worrying about wasting resources.
This kind of domineering development was something that the Ghost Spirit Realm couldn’t match. They don’t have as many resources to waste on refining nor do they have efficient refining techniques. If the Hundred Treasures Realm’s development was like a raging torrent, then the Ghost Spirit Realm was like boiling water.
The Ghost Spirit Realm couldn’t be blamed for this. In the entire Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, rapid development like the Hundred Treasures Realm didn’t happen. Because of this, the Ghost Spirit Realm found themselves short when defending against the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Both sides began their exchange and the Ghost Spirit Realm suffered greatly. After all, the Hundred Treasures Realm had Giant Spirit Treasure Ships. The ramming strength of the ships couldn’t be underestimated, their defensive strength even more. This was especially true for the Hundred Treasures Realm’s Giant Spirit Treasure Ships. Although they looked no different to the Giant Spirit Realm’s ships, the Hundred Treasures Realm focused on defense when refining it. When it comes to defense, it surpassed the ships of the Giant Spirit Realm.
Although the Giant Spirit Realm also attached great importance to the defense of its Giant Spirit Treasure Ships, they were more focused on the ship’s impact strength. The Hundred Treasures Realm was the opposite. This had something to do with the Hundred Treasures Realm’s artifacts. In the past, the Hundred Treasures Realm used hidden weapons which were offense-focused weapons. And now, they also got their hands on rifles that had great offensive strength while requiring a small amount of spiritual force and spiritual qi. This allowed the Cultivators of the Hundred Treasures Realm to fight for a long time.
Even if the Cultivators of the Hundred Treasures Realm were still forced to learn their own artifacts before learning how to use rifles, it was inevitable that they would like the rifle even more. It didn’t take long before the Cultivators of the Hundred Treasures Realm began thinking that rifles were better.
And in order to make the rifles be more effective, the shooter needs a good defensive cover. And what cover would be better than the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship? Because of this, the Hundred Treasures Realm made sure to focus on the defenses of their Giant Spirit Treasure Ships. This would allow their people to use their rifles more effectively.
Changing a large artifact’s properties wasn’t easy to do. Fortunately, the Hundred Treasures Realm had Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai increasing the defense of the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship can be considered to be another great achievement. He used the processing machine to adjust the formations inside the ship and iron them out, causing the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship to be more formidable.
Because of the improved Giant Spirit Treasure Ship, Zong Ze’s attack went very smoothly. They clashed with the Ghost Spirit Realm several times but they had yet to suffer many casualties.
Also, there was the Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needles helping them attack the barriers. The Hundred Treasures Realm were completely towering over the Ghost Spirit Realm. Zong Ze was also not in a hurry to finish the battle. He uprooted the camps around the Ghost Spirit Realm one by one as he advanced to their headquarters.
Zong Ze’s procedure was correct. Once they got rid of the camps surrounding the headquarters, they would no longer have any worries about being attacked in the rear. They advanced towards the Ghost Spirit Realm’s headquarters like a group of hunters. They hit the Ghost Spirit Realm in their weak points, not giving them any chance to counter-attack.
Zong Ze’s actions were naturally seen by the other high-grade realms. They were very surprised by the Hundred Treasures Realm’s performance. They actually began to dread the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Zong Ze naturally wouldn’t be polite. He urged the high-grade realms to dispatch their troops. However, the high-grade realms kept coming up with reasons to delay.
Then at this moment, Mu Yao made a move. His move was very simple, he denounced the other high-grade realms.
There’s no mistake, he denounced them. He asked how the Fireweaver army passed through their territories silently. They were now allies, so Mu Yao’s denouncement was well-founded. The other high-grade realms could only feign ignorance, saying that they didn’t know anything.
Anyone who wasn’t blind could see that this was impossible. These high-grade realms were very strict with their own territories. How can they not know that the Fireweavers passed by them? They were lying through their teeth. But since these high-grade realms still denied it, nobody could say anything. The two sides could only fight a battle of words.
The high-grade realms preferred this kind of battle. This was because they wouldn’t be in a rush to join the battle between the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Ghost Spirit Realm. They only needed to delay time with the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Zong Ze and Mu Yao were shrewd old men, so how could they not know the thoughts of the other high-grade realms. But this was the result that the two of them wanted. Only then could they distract the other high-grade realms from looking deeply into Zong Ze’s battle. Otherwise Zong Ze wouldn’t be able to exaggerate his losses.
In this battle, the Hundred Treasures Realm intended to exaggerate the number of casualties. This way, they wouldn’t have to send as many people to the Cloudsea Territory.
Naturally, the other high-grade realms were unaware of this plan. However, they noticed that the Hundred Treasures Realm would probably suffer great losses. The high-grade realms didn’t think that this was strange. The Hundred Treasures Realm had now defeated the subordinate realms in the periphery of the Ghost Spirit Realm’s headquarters. And the more they advance, the more resistance they would face from the Ghost Spirit Realm. It was normal for the Hundred Treasures Realm to suffer more casualties.
The fact that the Hundred Treasures Realm had more casualties and even lost a Giant Spirit Treasure Ship was the best the other realms could get for a report.
The people most worried right now were the people of the Ghost Spirit Realm. Although both sides were ready for this war, the people of the Ghost Spirit Realm didn’t expect the Hundred Treasures Realm to be this savage in their attack. When the Hundred Treasures Realm wiped out the subordinate camps around the headquarters, the Ghost Spirit Realm immediately asked for help from their allies. After so many years in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, the Ghost Spirit Realm were also able to establish relationships with other people. And since they’re a high-grade realm, they naturally had their own allies. When they felt that they were in danger, the Ghost Spirit Realm asked for help from these allies.
However, the Ghost Spirit Realm were bound to be disappointed. These so-called allies came up with all kinds of excuses to reject their request. Even if the Ghost Spirit Realm gave favorable conditions enough to tempt high-grade realms, nobody agreed.
This caused the people of the Ghost Spirit Realm to be surprised. They discovered that something was wrong. According to past events, these other high-grade realms would definitely send troops in order to get benefits and stop the Hundred Treasures Realm from expanding. It was killing two birds with one stone.
However, it seems like the high-grade realms were in an agreement. They were indifferent to the battle between the Ghost Spirit Realm and the Hundred Treasures Realm. This wasn’t good news. An agreement between the other high-grade realms wasn’t something that the Ghost Spirit Realm wanted to see.
It was also at this time that the Ghost Spirit Realm thought about Zhao Hai’s successful return from the expedition. They immediately understood that Zhao Hai and the others might have come upon a treasure while out at sea. These high-grade realms were now in an alliance with the Hundred Treasures Realm in order to get benefits from the sea. If this was the case, then it’s natural that the other high-grade realms wouldn’t offer any help.
When they reached this conclusion, the Ghost Spirit Realm could no longer sit still. They knew very well that if the Hundred Treasures Realm were in an alliance with the other high-grade realms, it wouldn’t just be as simple as ignoring their plea. It’s highly probable for these high-grade realms to help the Hundred Treasures Realm in attacking them. This wasn’t something the Ghost Spirit Realm wanted to see.
The more they thought about this, the more they were convinced. The people of the Ghost Spirit Realm couldn’t help but despair. If the Hundred Treasures Realm were really allied with the other high-grade realms, then that would be the end. Even if they asked for help from the Five Great Realms like the Giant Spirit Realm, it was still impossible to stop the Hundred Treasures Realm. The entry of the Five Great Realms meant that the other realms would definitely work against them. Once the other high-grade realms enter the fight, even the Five Great Realms have to withdraw.
Being a high-grade realm themselves, nobody knows about the high-grade realms of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield more than the Ghost Spirit Realm. The high-grade realms were envious of the Five Great Realms. If the Five Great Realms come to attack, then the high-grade realms would abandon their grudges and unite against the enemy. This was the agreement reached by the high-grade realms in the battlefield.
Because of this, the Ghost Spirit Realm didn’t dare seek any help from the Five Great Realms. Doing so would be akin to pushing themselves into the pit of death. If they asked for help from the Five Great Realms, then they would follow the footsteps of the Giant Spirit Realm. But if they don’t ask for help from the Five Great Realms, then they wouldn’t be able to resist the Hundred Treasures Realm with their own strength. This caused the people of the Ghost Spirit Realm to be in a dilemma.
While the Ghost Spirit Realm were having a headache, the Hundred Treasures Realm continued their attack. Moreover, they became more fierce. The medium-grade camps were broken through one after another. The Ghost Spirit Realm were slowly being pushed into the edge of a cliff. If they can’t deal with the Hundred Treasures Realm, it’s possible for their subordinate realms to rebel.
After looking into the situation, the higher-ups of the Ghost Spirit Realm finally made a decision. They would negotiate peace with the Hundred Treasures Realm!