Chapter 1591 – Armored Turtle
Zhao Hai was inside the Space quietly looking at ten Giant Spirit Treasure Ships slowly disappearing. Actually, there’s no need for him to take these Giant Spirit Treasure Ships. However, he still decided to take these ships. This was because in addition to the Giant Spirit Treasure Ships, he would also use something else, the Turtle Cloud Beast King.
The Cloud Turtle that Zhao Hai subdued in the Sea of Beasts was very powerful. Its defense couldn’t be underestimated. Even Immortal Experts wouldn’t be able to deal damage to the turtle. If turned into an artifact, the turtle would be terrifying.
However, the cloud turtle was alive, and that’s better. Zhao Hai gave the turtle a layer of armor made from Liquid Silver.
It must be said that despite its defense, the turtle also had weak points. First of them were its eyes. It was an obvious weakness. If the turtle’s eyes were attacked, it would no doubt be heavily injured.
Another weak point of the turtle was its behind. Zhao Hai made sure to protect these places. Zhao Hai would turn a portion of Liquid Silver into a light red crystal to cover the turtle’s eyes. As for its behind, there’s no need for further modifications. Whatever the turtle ate and drank was fully digested, it didn’t need to defecate. Therefore, its behind would be fully covered up.
There’s also the turtle’s four limbs. Although they were also quite defensive, Zhao Hai was still not convinced. So he would also prepare leg armor for the turtle.
Not only would Zhao Hai prepare armor for the turtle, he also planned to construct a fortress on the turtle’s shell. He wants to install a fortress on top of the turtle. Any Undead or Cultivator can occupy this fortress later on.
Zhao Hai didn’t spend any effort on managing the Giant Spirit Treasure Ships and the Sword Shuttles. Instead, he made sure to equip the turtle with all it needed for battle. Not only did he give armor to the turtle, he also made sure to improve its combat prowess.
At this time, Laura and the others were making plans for the turtle. In their opinion, they need to design beautiful and powerful armor for the turtle. This way, the turtle could be a terrifying force on the battlefield.
The Universal Processing Machine already made a lot of plans for the turtle. However, either Laura and the others weren’t satisfied with these plans, or the turtle wasn’t comfortable with it. Therefore, there has been no final design yet.
It must be said that the turtle was quite interesting. When it was back in the Sea of Beasts, although it was strong and intelligent, it didn’t communicate with Zhao Hai at all. It only made moves to show its feelings.
But after coming to the Space, the turtle has become more intelligent. Although it cannot turn humanoid and talk verbally with Zhao Hai, it used its spiritual force to talk. Because of this, it was able to reject any plans that it didn’t like.
Zhao Hai didn’t expect the turtle to be very picky. Seeing it act like this, he didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Finally, after repeated discussion between the women and the turtle, a plan was chosen. The turtle’s vulnerable parts would be protected by thick plate armor. As for its moving parts, a scale armor would be used. The scale armor would not only allow the turtle to move properly, it was also designed to look beautiful.
Around the turtle’s shell would also be a layer of armor. It would look like ordinary scale armor during normal times. But during battles, these scales would peel off, revealing cannons underneath. The turtle would then become a moving fortress. Between this armor and the turtle’s real body would be five layers of protection.
On the back of the turtle was a fortress. It was octagonal and was also divided into five layers from inside out. This fortress wasn’t like conventional ones with walls and pointed towers. It was an octagonal building with 36 floors. The top three floors were Zhao Hai’s living area while the three floors below that would be guest rooms. The remaining 30 floors would be used for the battle.
This fortress was also armed to the teeth. It had no blind spots at all. The cannons on the fortress can attack anyone in any direction. Most importantly, the layers were divided by height. The outermost layer would be the shortest while the inner layer would be the tallest.
Naturally, all of these armaments would be extremely heavy. However, this wouldn’t be a problem for the turtle. This was because Zhao Hai installed a Yin-yang lightning pond on the fortress. And on the abdomen and four limbs of the turtle were piston-like contraptions that helped the turtle by decreasing the burden.
Zhao Hai spent half a month arming the turtle. As for the other things, they had been prepared a long time ago, so he didn’t need to worry about them.
After half a month, Zhao Hai returned to the headquarters. There was already a large gathering of people present there a couple days ago, they were just waiting for Zhao Hai to arrive.
When Zhao Hai returned, he was immediately summoned to the conference hall. Inside were all the Elders. Zhao Hai promptly gave all of them a salute.
Zong Ze waved his hand as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, how are your preparations?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry Elder, I’m ready.”
Zong Ze nodded and said, “Alright, then let’s head out. This time, in addition to the 80 thousand troops, there will also be 1000 Immortal Experts going with you. You’ll have to arrange accommodations for these people.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “No problem.”
Zong Ze nodded, then he went outside along with everyone. Then he turned towards Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai smiled faintly and waved his hand. The Hell King’s Ship, 11 Giant Spirit Treasure Ships, and 100 Sword Shuttles appeared in the headquarters. At the same time, the huge turtle appeared.
Seeing the turtle, Zong Ze couldn’t help but stare. Then he looked at Zhao Hai in confusion. Zhao Hai smiled and said, “This turtle is a Cloud Beast King I subdued. I gave it some armor and constructed a fortress on its back.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Zong Ze nodded and said, “Good, it looks very imposing. Little Yu, have people embark.” Mu Yu nodded, then he immediately assigned people to the large artifacts.
Zhao Hai turned to Zong Ze and said, “Elder, the Immortal Experts can go on any large artifacts. There are rooms waiting for them anywhere. They can also go to the fortress on the turtle. The rooms have been modified by me to ensure that they can rest comfortably.”
Zong Ze smiled and said, “Alright, then we’ll let the Immortal Experts decide.” The Immortal Experts weren’t polite and chose which large artifacts they wanted to be in. There were also some who went to the fortress on the back of the turtle. Zhao Hai had enough rooms for all of them.
The rooms were all large and very quiet. It was also filled with transforming clouds as well as wine, tea, side dishes and everything that they would need.
Once everyone was inside the large artifacts, Zong Ze looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, Elder Mu will be the one leading the operation. I will stay in the headquarters to deal with matters here. Elder Mu’s main task is to deal with the Immortal Experts of the Fireweavers. The main battle will be left to you and Little Mu.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Elder can rest assured, I’ll make sure to complete the task.”
Zong Ze nodded and patted Zhao Hai’s shoulder as he said, “Go. Remember to show them the might and prestige of the Hundred Treasures Realm.” Zhao Hai nodded and then jumped onto the turtle’s back before departing in an overbearing manner.
The Hundred Treasures Realm didn’t intend to hide their approach. In fact, the Fireweavers might already be in conflict with the Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm. Even if they knew about the Hundred Treasures Realm’s move, they wouldn’t have any way to prevent it.
Such a large army moving naturally caused the entire battlefield to shake. The surrounding realms were alarmed. However, the Hundred Treasures Realm sent people in advance to let these high-grade realms know that they were going to deal with the Fireweavers and that they were asking for passage through their territory. Regardless, these high-grade realms didn’t expect the Hundred Treasures Realm to send such a large army.
The large army could cause anyone to be nervous. However, these high-grade realms didn’t do anything. They just watched as the army went by.
The high-grade realms already knew that the Fireweavers were currently in battle. They also knew that the Hundred Treasures Realm made an agreement with the other Great Realms and wanted to take advantage of the situation. Naturally, these high-grade realms wouldn’t stop them. In their minds, this was an opportunity to consume the Hundred Treasures Realm’s strength.
So when the Hundred Treasures Realm’s army went by, these high-grade realms were only observing. At the same time, the Hundred Treasures Realm received information that the Fireweavers were beginning to fight against the Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm.
It would take ten days of travel from the Hundred Treasures Realm to the Fireweaver Race. But since Zhao Hai’s artifacts were quick and they didn’t need to stop for rest, they only took seven days before arriving at the Fireweaver Race’s domain.
The Elders were now centralized on the fortress. Because the fortress was octagonal, the top of it was a flat surface. During battle, there would be cannons placed here. But now it had been transformed into an outdoor meeting room. Mu Yao called all of the Elders over in order to discuss further plans.
Seeing that everyone has arrived, Mu Yao said, “In two hours, we will be entering the Fireweaver Race’s domain. I believe they are already prepared to face us. Does anyone have any ideas about how we should proceed forward?”
The Elders didn’t make any noise. Mu Yao looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, these are your large artifacts. Tell us what you think.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he took out a computer and pressed a couple of buttons before a huge map projection appeared in front of everyone. Zhao Hai walked towards the map and said, “Before this, I’ve already sent Undead to scout out the Fireweaver Realm’s territory. The Fireweavers made proper preparations for our arrival. This right here is a mountain range bordering the Fireweavers’ territory. This is the famous Poison Mountains. The Fireweavers built fortifications on this mountain range. Moreover, they had been inspired by our cannons and arranged lines of them in these mountains. There are also cultivators from their subordinate realms stationed here. We need to watch out for these cannons. So when we reach the Poison Mountains, we’ll use our cannons to punch out a hole in their defense in the shortest possible time.”
Zhao Hai’s battle plan wasn’t complex, it was actually very simple. However, this plan was made because they had information about the enemy. Zhao Hai knew the fortifications on the Poison Mountains as well as the troops stationed there. There weren’t a lot of Immortal Experts guarding the mountains. Including Immortal experts from their subordinate realms, there were only 300 people. The Immortal Experts can take advantage of Zhao Hai’s cannon in order to make a gap through the Poison Mountains. Then they would send in the Sword Shuttles and clean up the mountains in one fell swoop.”
From what Zhao Hai calculated, the Fireweavers should have about 300 artillery in place. However, among these artillery were small cannons like mortars. Moreover, their artillery didn’t have tracking capabilities. In this case, Zhao Hai had the technological advantage compared to the enemy. This was his greatest advantage, and they can capitalize on it to gain an easy win.
Mu Yao and the others quietly listened to Zhao Hai’s words. The projection was very clear and they could see the enemy fortifications on the map. There’s also a battle simulation shown on the map to make the plan more visible.
After hearing Zhao Hai, Mu Yao replied, “How many Immortal Experts did the other party send to defend the Poison Mountains?”
Zhao Hai replied, “Rough estimate is about 300 and not over 400.”
Mu Yao nodded and said, “Alright, leave the Immortal Experts to us. Take care of the rest.”