Chapter 1589 – Person From The Divergent Realm
Just as Mu Yao and the others expected, upon discovering the whitecloud island, the entire Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield was in an uproar. Naturally, the Fireweavers didn’t come in contact with the Hundred Treasures Realm. After all, the two sides already have enmity with each other. However, they went to the other realms and asked about what was in the Sea of Clouds.
The Hundred Treasures Realm doesn’t intend to keep this matter a secret. These people would want to go to the Cloudsea Territory and get a slice. This would be the best for the realm. Just let these people beat each other up along with the people from the Cloudsea Territory.
Because of this, the Hundred Treasures Realm announced the method of making transforming clouds as well as the fact that white clouds cannot be left outside for a long time. They also announced that the addition of transforming clouds to refining would increase its success rate. Naturally, they didn’t forget to mention the cloud beasts while they were at it.
When the Hundred Treasures Realm announced all of this, adding to the fact that the high-grade realms had acquired cloud plants before, everyone was attracted. Most importantly, now that the Hundred Treasures Realm managed to get a whitecloud island, this meant that they now have a base on the Sea of Clouds where they can make attacks or defend.
All realms weren’t idiots. They knew very clearly how important this whitecloud island was. With this whitecloud island, the Hundred Treasures Realm could increase their success rate of refining artifacts, tame cloud beasts, and in turn accelerate the speed of their cultivation. There’s also cloud rice, cloud herbs, and other things. All of these were benefits to the realm.
It would be hard for these things to not induce envy to all who knew about it. However, they didn’t have the ability to enter the Sea of Clouds nor did they have any ability to bring back a whitecloud island back to the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.
But at the same time, the other realms could see the losses of the Hundred Treasures Realm. The other realms inquired about the number of people the Hundred Treasures Realm sent out. Naturally, what they got wasn’t an exact number. What they knew was that the Hundred Treasures Realm sent around 30 thousand people to the expedition. However, only less than 10 thousand people came back. This meant that the Hundred Treasures Realm lost 20 thousand people.
This kind of loss wasn’t small for any realm. But compared to the last time where the high-grade realms tried to invade the Cloudsea Territory, the Hundred Treasures Realm still fared better. When the high-grade realms attacked Ye Island, they used cultivators from their own realms, they didn’t use anyone from their subordinate realms.
But in this way, the subordinate realms were exempted from the disaster. Although the high-grade realms suffered great losses, the subordinate realms were unharmed.
The Hundred Treasures Realm was different. This time, they also dispatched troops from their subordinate realms. Therefore, the Hundred Treasures Realm didn’t lose too much of their own people since they shared the loss with their subordinate realms.
Of course, all of this was just a facade for the other realms. The actual losses of the Hundred Treasures Realm wasn’t as big at about 2 thousand people, far from the 20 thousand that the people outside believed.
The other realms were also paying attention to the losses of the Hundred Treasures Realm. But what they were paying attention the most to was the whitecloud island that the Hundred Treasures Realm has brought back.
For a while, the high-grade realms came in contact with the Hundred Treasures Realm regularly. Besides inquiring about the situation, everyone wanted to know what traversing the Sea of Clouds was like.
Mu Yao and Zong Ze were very busy for several days meeting representatives from various realms. But on this day, the two of them were inside the conference hall meeting one person.
The person wasn’t tall. He had green skin and thick fur, and looked like a wild beast. Despite this, he wore proper cultivator robes. Although he looked scary, he had a gentle aura covering his body. His presence was quite confusing.
Mu Yao and Zong Ze bowed to the man and said, “We have seen Mister Sleat. For the Great Divergent Realm to visit our Hundred Treasures Realm, we feel extremely honored.”
As soon as he heard Mu Yao, Sleat couldn’t help but laugh as he said, “Elder Mu and Elder Zong are too polite. This time, I came here to discuss cooperation with the Hundred Treasures Realm on behalf of the Divergent Realm.”
Mu Yao asked Sleat to sit down. Right now, there were no longer any mats inside the conference hall. Instead, the mats were replaced by soft white clouds. They were very comfortable to sit in.
Sleat inspected the white clouds as he slowly sat down. He couldn’t help but nod as he turned to Mu Yao and Zong Ze before saying, “You really know how to enjoy life. Is this made from transforming clouds? It’s really good.”
Mu Yao smiled and said, “Right, this is made from transforming clouds. If Mister Sleat likes it, we can give you some of it.”
Sleat didn’t decline, he smiled and said, “Then I’ll be impolite. But I came here this time to discuss our cooperation with the Hundred Treasures Realm.”
Mu Yao and Zong Ze looked at each other. Then Zong Ze opened his mouth and said, “How does your realm plan to cooperate with us?”
Sleat replied, “Don’t worry, this cooperation doesn’t involve the Cloudsea Territory. Instead, we plan to deal with the Fireweaver Race!”
Mu Yao and Zong Ze were stunned. They thought that Sleat came here looking for cooperation regarding the Cloudsea Territory. But this doesn’t seem to be the case. Instead, they want to work together to deal with the Fireweavers.
Sleat saw Mu Yao and Zong Ze looking at each other and thought that they didn’t believe what he said. So he immediately followed-up, “Please don’t doubt our sincerity. This time, in order to deal with the Fireweavers, we’ve already contacted the Sword Realm. They also gave a positive response. This means that we aren’t the ones making a move against the Fireweavers, we also have the Sword Realm on our side. If you agree, then our three realms can send troops to fight the Fireweavers. With us three working together, I believe we can eliminate them.”
Mu Yao and Zong Ze kept silent. They also want to cooperate with the Divergent Realm to deal with the Fireweavers. They didn’t expect the Sword Realm to also join in. This means that they have more people to share benefits with. Now, acquiring Halfbeast Island has become unclear.
After exchanging looks with Mu Yao, Zong Ze opened his mouth and said, “Mister Sleat, although we have a grudge against the Fireweavers, with our current state, we don’t have enough strength to fight them. We’re very interested in your proposal, but you should have known that the Hundred Treasures Realm has lost a lot of people recently. If we go to war with the Fireweavers now, our losses would be greater. When the time comes, we will be placed in an awkward position.”
Sleat didn’t have any negative reactions to what Zong Ze said. He understood what Zong Ze meant. Zong Ze’s words were very obvious. The Hundred Treasures Realm doesn’t want to send troops, but if there was enough benefit then they might.
Sleat has long been prepared for this response. He looked at Zong Ze then he smiled faintly and said, “Although our three realms would fight the Fireweavers, the Hundred Treasures is far from the Fireweaver Race’s territory. Even if we win, there’s no benefit to the Hundred Treasures Realm. Because of this, we understand if the Hundred Treasures Realm doesn’t want to send troops. But if you send troops, the Divergent Realm will not treat you unjustly. Afterwards, we will give you Halfbeast Island. What do you think?”
Hearing Sleat, Mu Yao and Zong Ze could no longer sit still. Sleat’s appearance here at this time was already a surprise. Then after hearing the Divergent Realm’s proposal, they were surprised even more. They were confused about how Sleat was able to put forward the conditions that they wanted to have in the first place.
In fact, Mu Yao and Zong Ze already thought about the reason. For the Divergent Realm, Halfbeast Island was an unproductive burden. Although it had harvestable resources, the inhabitants of Halfbeast Island were very arrogant and very hard to manage. The fact that it was just a foreign enclave, there was no point in keeping it.
The Divergent Realm also knew about the Halfbeast Island’s significance to the people from the Land of Chaos. It was for this reason that the Divergent Realm came up with this proposal. Trading Halfbeast Island for troops from the Hundred Treasures Realm, not only would they let go of a useless land, they can even get more land upon eliminating the Fireweaver Race.
Discarding a foreign enclave for a nearby land, it was a no-brainer. Therefore, the Divergent Realm had no problems bringing this proposal up.
Seeing Mu Yao and Zong Ze’s expressions, Sleat knew that they were moved. He smiled faintly and said, “There’s no need to think about this too much. Giving Halfbeast Island to the Hundred Treasures Realm is a decision approved by everyone in the Divergent Realm. We can even make a written agreement so that nobody can renege on our promise. However, I need to make things clear so that our relationship wouldn’t be affected. Halfbeast Island has been under the control of the Divergent Realm for many years. However, we weren’t able to manage it well. The inhabitants of the island are all very hard to control. We even gave them proper benefits, but they didn’t accept it. If you want to get something from the island, it would be very hard. If you don’t agree to this condition, then we can discuss another. What do you think?”
Hearing Sleat, Mu Yao and Zong Ze relaxed. To be honest, they were already aware of the situation in Halfbeast Island. The island wasn’t far from the Hundred Treasures Realm, so it would be easy to get any news about it. Also, due to the location of the island, the Divergent Realm could use it as a springboard to attack the Hundred Treasures Realm if they wanted to. In the past years, people from the Hundred Treasures Realm could see people from the Divergent Realm from time to time. They also supported the inhabitants of the island in fighting the Divergent Realm. This was also part of the reason why the Divergent Realm has been having trouble dealing with Halfbeast Island. This was also the reason why the Hundred Treasures Realm could relax about the island’s situation.
But this was also because the Divergent Realm didn’t send too many resources to Halfbeast Island. If they focused on it, it would be impossible for the island’s inhabitants to defend. It was also for this reason that the Hundred Treasures Realm was concerned about getting their hands on the island. After all, having a nail buried on one’s back doesn’t feel so good.