Chapter 1584 – Sending Troops
Zhao Hai wasn’t too surprised upon hearing what Cai’er said. The Sky Tower had mysterious origins. The people of the Ten-thousand Realm battlefield had been looking for their traces for a long time but weren’t able to find anything. It would be strange if Zhao Hai was able to get any information about them this easily.
Zhao Hai nodded and no longer thought about it. He said, “It’s good that we’re keeping our eyes on them. It’s impossible for us to easily penetrate the defenses of the Sky Tower. It’s important that we’re not discovered.”
Cai’er nodded, Zhao Hai looked at the screen and said, “How is the situation with the Cloudsea Territory? Did someone discover that the Hidden Cloud Village has disappeared?”
Cai’er shook her head and said, “No. In the past two years, the Cloudsea Territory has been very strict with the Sea of Beasts. However, they didn’t do a very thorough investigation. It’s possible that they have forgotten about the Hidden Cloud Village.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “How about the Mi Clan? Did they discover that it has been some time since Li Jiang came over to buy cloud rice?”
Cai’er forced a smile and said, “Young Master, Mi Siyi died in the last battle against the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Now the Mi Clan appointed another person in charge. Not to mention noticing that Li Jiang hasn’t come, even if Li Jiang did, the Mi Clan wouldn’t be trading with him anymore.”
Zhao hai nodded, “That’s good. How is the Sea of Beasts? In two days, I’m planning on traversing the sea once more to reach Hidden Cloud Village. I’ll have to depend on you for the route we will take.”
Cai’er replied, “The situation of the Sea of Beasts has changed. It seems like the number of cloud beasts has increased, and their strength also increased. Now, the people of the Hidden Cloud Village face danger when hunting cloud beasts. Even those from the Cloudbeast Fortress suffered casualties. They have sent people to the Sea of Beasts to check the situation. At first, they thought that it was caused by the people of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, but in the end they decided that it was not.”
Zhao Hai stared, then he knit his brows and said, “Why did the cloud beasts suddenly increase?”
Cai’er shook her head and said, “I don’t know about the situation yet. It may be because the people of the Cloudsea Territory’s whitecloud islands have increased their capture of cloud beasts, driving the beasts into the Sea of Beasts. There might also be other reasons that we don’t know. But in any case, this is good news for the Hidden Cloud Village.”
“Really”, Zhao Hai asked. Cai’er smiled faintly and said, “When it comes to location, the Hidden Cloud Village is closer to the Sea of Beasts compared to the Cloudbeast Fortress. It can be said that the Hidden Cloud Village is already inside the Sea of Beasts. Because the cloud beasts in the outskirts weren’t strong, the Hidden Cloud Village could still survive despite facing beast attacks from time to time. This is also the reason why nobody bothered to control the island where the village was. Now that the cloud beasts have increased, the people of the big clans would be less inclined to go to the Hidden Cloud Village, it was too dangerous. So even if they find that the Hidden Cloud Village has disappeared, they will think that it has been attacked by cloud beasts and was eradicated. They wouldn’t think that there’s a formation in place.”
When he heard Cai’er, Zhao Hai nodded, then he smiled faintly and said, “That’s good. But this also means that it would be difficult for us to catch cloud beasts. Missions from now on will be more troublesome.”
Cai’er nodded, “That’s true. The increase of cloud beasts really came quickly. Moreover, even ordinary cloud beasts have become stronger. It’s really strange.”
Zhao Hai knit his brows and then replied, “This means we’ll have to shrink the Hell King’s Ship and sneak in. We can’t agitate those cloud beasts at this time. Otherwise, we’ll attract unnecessary attention.”
Cai’er nodded, then she said, “We can indeed sneak in if we shrink the Hell King’s Ship. Or we can also install a transmission formation on the ship. How about it? We can use the transmission formation to send people directly to the Hidden Cloud Village.”
Zhao Hai paused. He hadn’t installed a transmission formation on the Hell King’s Ship before. Now that Cai’er brought it up, he thought about it and agreed, “Let’s do that. In any case, the Hell King’s Ship has already attracted great attention. With this, we can bypass the Sea of Beasts and directly go to the Hidden Cloud Village.”
The reason why Zhao Hai didn’t think about putting a transmission formation on the Hell King’s Ship was because a transmission formation causes serious damage to large artifacts. If a transmission formation on a large artifact was used more than ten times, the large artifact would be as good as scrap. Which would be a huge loss to any realm.
Not to mention powerful artifacts like the Giant Spirit Treasure Ship, even a sword shuttle would cause a high-grade realm to feel a heavy sense of loss if it were scrapped. Even the Hundred Treasures Realm who didn’t need to worry about wasting materials wouldn’t dare do it. After all, refining large artifacts required a lot of time.
However, Zhao Hai’s Liquid Silver didn’t have such problems. Zhao Hai can add as many artifacts to Liquid Silver as he wants, much less transmission formations. The reason he didn’t install any transmission formations to the Hell King’s Ship was because he didn’t want to be too eye-catching. But now that he was already attracting attention, adding one more outstanding thing wouldn’t be a big deal.
While Zhao Hai was resting inside the Space, the Hundred Treasures Realm began to gather people. This time, they gathered people not only from the Hundred Treasures Realm, but from the lower-grade realms as well. Naturally, these people were from subordinate realms that the Hundred Treasures Realm fully trusted. Among these realms was the World of Cultivation.
The Hundred Treasures Realm cannot hide things about the Sea of Clouds for too long. And at the same time, they’re also forcing the other high-grade realms to act. The high-grade realms lost a lot of people in their last move in the Cloudsea Territory. The Hundred Treasures Realm would spread wind about this to the subordinate realms of those high-grade realms. These subordinate realms would be dissatisfied which would cause the high-grade realms to cooperate with them and send troops to the Cloudsea Territory.
The Hundred Treasures Realm didn’t expect their second expedition to be completely hidden. Therefore, they have to set an example on how to use people. This time, they planned to send 20 thousand people along with Zhao Hai.
In two days, the realm managed to gather 20 thousand people. They were ready to set off with Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai didn’t depart from Hornview Mountain but instead from the Octopus Islands. This wasn’t something that the other realms expected.
After Zhao Hai departed, the Hundred Treasures Realm immediately strengthened their control over their territory. These places include the Octopus Islands.
The Octopus Islands have been severely damaged in the past battles. After the Hundred Treasures Realm won the war, the Xu Race rebuilt the place with the help of the Hundred Treasures Realm. After further battles and obtaining more territory, the Octopus Islands was no longer a border domain of the Hundred Treasures Realm.
After the discovery of the Cloudsea Territory, the Octopus Islands became an important location. It was directly connected to the Sea of Clouds, so there’s no problem setting off from there. Most importantly, not long after departing from the Octopus Islands, dark clouds could be seen. Mu Yao and the others plan to cultivate white clouds in the Octopus Islands.
That’s right, cultivate white clouds. After returning from the Cloudsea Territory, Mu Yao plans to cultivate white clouds in the Octopus Islands. Even if the white clouds would still get smaller, the rate would be slower compared to the battlefield. As long as white clouds could be raised near the Octopus Islands, people would no longer doubt the source of their white clouds.
When he heard about the plan, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but sigh. Old ginger is indeed more spicy. As long as enough white clouds were brought back, they wouldn’t dissipate. And as a result, the Hundred Treasures Realm would have enough supply of white clouds. Not only would the cloud beasts have food, the Hidden Cloud Village would also have another layer of protection. This way, nobody would think that the Hundred Treasures Realm has a stronghold in the Cloudsea Territory.
Yes, white clouds couldn’t be transported through spatial items, but Zhao Hai could transport it using his Hell King’s Ship. He can also release the Pagoda, the Giant Spirit Treasure Ships, Sword Shuttles, and even the Eight Cyan Imperial Chariots. With all of these large artifacts, Zhao Hai could transport about ten mu’s worth of white clouds. When the time comes, the white clouds would grow on their own. Then the Hundred Treasures Realm would no longer lack any white clouds for the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.
Naturally, other realms wouldn’t know about this. They know too little about white clouds, unlike Zhao Hai who did many experiments on it.
Once Zhao Hai transports the white clouds, the Hundred Treasures Realm would announce their benefits. Then these high-grade realms would certainly be envious.
When he returned from the Space, Zhao Hai already told Mu Yao and the others that he would install a transmission formation on the Hell King’s Ship. Mu Yao and the others were a little worried about it at first, but Zhao Hai assured them that nothing would go wrong.
This time, Mu Yu would lead the people to the Hidden Cloud Village along with Zhao Hai. Although the Hundred Treasures Realm had already sent Elders to sit in the village, it was still Tang Jie who took charge of managing it. This was also a chance to test Tang Jie’s ability to act on his own.
The other high-grade realms quickly got word about Zhao Hai’s departure. They didn’t expect the Hundred Treasures Realm to send people this soon. It hasn’t been two years since the attack on the Cloudsea Territory. The Hundred Treasures Realm would just be walking into a trap if they went now. So although they knew about it, they laughed inside. After all, they lost a lot of people in the previous battle while the Hundred Treasures Realm didn’t. This caused them to feel that it was unfair and they became more vigilant towards the Hundred Treasures Realm. They didn’t expect the Hundred Treasures Realm to send people at this moment. To be honest, they want to know what would happen to this expedition.