Chapter 1594 – Delaying
Zhu Zhifeng and the others didn’t directly retreat to the Fireweaver headquarters. This was because she knew that these subordinate realms wouldn’t be able to stop the Hundred Treasures Realm on their own. She also knew that her party couldn’t stop the Hundred Treasures Realm. Instead, she plans to delay the Hundred Treasures Realm as long as possible. Then when the realm sends troops, they would deal with them.
Because of this, Zhu Zhifeng’s group retreated to a camp not far from the Poison Mountains. This camp was in a valley and has been operated by this subordinate realm for many years. With the reinforcements that came this time, the valley has turned into a strong fortress.
It was precisely because of its location that Zhu Zhifeng and the others decided to go there. At the same time, Zhu Zhifeng ordered to strengthen the communication between the surrounding camps. As long as a camp was attacked, people would be sent over to support.
The transmission formation of the subordinate realms have always been kept open. This allowed reinforcements to rush over at any time. The subordinate realms were also ready to fight desperately against the Hundred Treasure Realm. The Five Great Realms might not treat their subordinates any better, but they were still very loyal to the Great Realms. If these subordinate realms were faced against the Divergent Realm or the Sword Realm, then they might be afraid. However, against the Hundred Treasures Realm, they weren’t afraid at all. They were ready to go all out.
This wasn’t to say that the subordinate realms had a huge enmity with the Hundred Treasures Realm. Instead, it was a question of mentality. For the Five Great Realms, people from the Land of Chaos, especially the high-grade realms, were third-rate realms. The Five Great Realms had the mentality that they were superior, they were like nobles looking at poor people.
With such a mentality, the subordinates of the Five Great Realms also looked at the people of the Land of Chaos as barbarians, low-grade people. Although they were merely subordinates, they were subordinated to the Five Great Realms. They had a higher status compared to those in the Land of Chaos.
It was because of this mentality that when they knew they were facing the Hundred Treasures Realm, they weren’t nervous. In their opinion, it was unforgivable for these people to come and attack them.
On the other hand, the subordinate realms facing the Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm weren’t as firm. The Fireweavers had to send people to suppress these people. In the minds of these subordinate realms, the Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm were at the same level as the Fireweavers. It wouldn’t be shameful to surrender to them.
Zhao Hai and the others weren’t aware of this mentality. They kept going according to their plan. They began tracking the subordinates of the Fireweaver Race.
At this time, Zhao Hai and the others were attacking the Spirit Formation Realm. Zhao Hai already had some understanding about this realm, he knew about them from the Undead Fireweavers.
Spirit Formation Realm, as the name suggests, specializes in formations. Their use of formations has reached a high level of mastery. Their camp was among the most difficult ones to break through. The weapons they used were mostly formation plates and formation flags.
Zhao Hai planned to attack this camp first because of this realm’s ability. Their formations would bring a lot of trouble for him. At the same time, he wanted to obtain their formations and abilities for the Space.
When the large artifacts were ten mu away from the Spirit Formation Realm’s camp, Zhao Hai suddenly stopped. Seeing Zhao Hai stop, Mu Yao, who was with him on top of the fortress, asked, “Little Hai, why did you stop? We’re about to arrive.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s not easy. Elder, this realm is famous for its formations. The reason their camp is difficult to attack is because they surrounded it with all kinds of formations. These range from trapping formations to killing formations. If we rush over hastily, we will definitely be blocked. I know this from the Undead Fireweavers. Even they are afraid of the camp of the Spirit Formation Realm.”
When Zhao Hai said this, Mu Yao couldn’t help but stare. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “So it’s like that. What do you plan to do?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “We’ll destroy the formations first before we go to their camp.” After he said that, he waved his hand as the cannons on the large artifacts fired recklessly at the forest in front.
A large amount of flames were caused by this, drowning the forest into a sea of flames. Then another burst of cannon fire came, which almost extinguished the fire. Then the waves underneath the Hell King’s Ship rolled out, causing a vast sea to appear.
Zhao Hai released a sword shuttle to see whether the formations were still there. When the sword shuttle entered the area, it stopped moving forward and instead turned in circles.
Zhao Hai could see that the formations were still in place. Zhao Hai coldly snorted, then, with a thought, the turtle spat out dark clouds. For some time, the dark clouds surrounded the area in front.
Once the dark clouds disappeared, Zhao Hai controlled his large artifacts to go forward at full power. Before long, they arrived in front of the Spirit Formation Realm’s camp.
All of Zhao Hai’s actions were seen by Mu Yao. He also could guess what the black cloud that the turtle spat out. The dark clouds should be able to dissolve spiritual qi. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have been able to break through the formations that easily.
In order for formations to function, they would need spiritual qi. With the dark clouds dissolving spiritual qi, the formation has lost its power. Naturally, they were now inactive.
The formations of the Spirit Formation Realm were unlike the spatial refraction formations that Zhao Hai arranged outside the Hidden Cloud Village. The spatial refraction formation were specially refined by Zhao Hai using the Space. Powering the spatial refraction formations were the dark clouds.
When they arrived outside the defensive formation of the camp, the Hundred Treasures Realm’s elders appeared out of their respective artifacts. They wanted to see how Zhao Hai plans to deal with the defensive formation.
Zhao Hai wasn’t polite. The large artifacts lined up with their cannons out. Then with a wave of Zhao Hai’s hand, the cannons began firing at a single point. The Hell King’s Ship’s battering ram also ejected followed by the sword shuttles.
The Hell King’s Ship’s battering ram now had the property of a Formation Breaking Spirit Snake Needle. It was designed to deal with all kinds of defensive formations. With the cannon attacks, the point target has been weakened. Then once the battering ram arrived, although it didn’t break the formation, it caused the shield to shake.
Then at this time, the sword shuttles arrived. Like the battering ram, the sword shuttles also had the properties of the spirit snake needle. With the offensively strong sword shuttle’s attack, a large hole was punched through the defensive formation.
But Zhao Hai soon discovered that the defensive formation of the Spirit Formation Realm wasn’t simple. Although a hole was punched through, the shield on other places was still quite strong. At the same time, the hole was beginning to heal. This was quite new for Zhao Hai.
Naturally, it was impossible for the hole to close instantly. The cannons fired once more, expanding the hole that was made. Before long, the hole became bigger and bigger until the camp of the Spirit Formation Realm appeared in front of Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai didn’t hesitate to command the Undead to ready their rifles. Meanwhile, the cannons didn’t stop firing. They were constantly firing at the camp of the Spirit Formation Realm.
However, no one can be seen in the camp of the Spirit Formation Realm. The whole camp seems to be covered by a layer of fog. You couldn’t see anything clearly.
Zhao Hai knew that there were people in the camp, plenty of them. The people from the Spirit Formation Realm already thought about their defenses being breached, so they arranged a lot of formations inside their camp to drag out the fight against the Hundred Treasures Realm.
The arrangements of the Spirit Formation Realm was nothing less than brilliant. It’s just a pity that they were against Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai had a lot of experience when it came to breaking formations. Although the Spirit Formation Realm’s formations were on another level, it still followed the same principle as the other formations. After running the formations through the scanner, the method to break them would immediately be found.
Additionally, Zhao Hai had a lot of large artifacts. Large artifacts were already known to be the bane of many formations. Formations were like traps placed for people. However, large artifacts were akin to tanks that could barrel through these traps.
Because of this, Zhao Hai controlled the large artifacts to go at full speed. Moreover, when he attacked, he targeted the ground. The formation flags used by the Spirit Formation Realm were flattened in an instant.
The people of the Spirit Formation Realm also discovered this and knew that their preparations were useless against the Hundred Treasures Realm. The people of the camp immediately left using the transmission formations. Although Zhao Hai broke through the camp of the Spirit Formation Realm, they weren’t able to kill the people inside the camp. The camp was able to evacuate in time.
This also showed that the formations on the camp had been effective. Although Zhao Hai was still able to break through, they weren’t fast enough to prevent the people of the camp from escaping.
Seeing that the people of the Spirit Formation Realm had escaped, Zhao Hai wasn’t angry nor was he worried. He knew that he would meet them again sooner or later.
After leveling the Spirit Formation Realm’s camp to the ground, Zhao Hai and the others rushed to another camp. This camp was from a realm that wasn’t as good as the Spirit Formation Realm. The defensive formation of the camp was easily broken through by Zhao Hai. Although this camp has received support, it was still impossible for them to block the Hundred Treasures Realm. In the end, the people on the camp could retreat. But unlike the Spirit Formation Realm, they left a lot of people behind who were killed.
Although Zhu Zhifeng wanted to support the camps that were being attacked by Zhao Hai, her strength was limited. The Hundred Treasures Realm had superior strength, so how could these small camps possibly resist.
Zhu Zhifeng initially had a thought of fighting it out with the Hundred Treasures Realm. However, she quickly gave up on the idea. The Hundred Treasures Realm truly invested manpower this time, and with Zhao Hai’s large artifacts, if they came out to do a field battle, then Zhu Zhifeng’s side would only lose much faster. They had nothing in hand that could stop the charge of the Hundred Treasures Realm’s large artifacts.
Zhu Zhifeng discovered that they had no good way to block Zhao Hai’s attacks. In the end, she can only slow the Hundred Treasures Realm down. She had the people on the camps withdraw but also left people to keep the defensive formations going. Although the Hundred Treasures Realm wouldn’t spend too much time destroying these camps, they would still be slowed down by these camps.
At the same time, Zhu Zhifeng also applied for support from the Fireweaver Realm. She asked for defensive formations as well as a few more people. Zhu Zhifeng’s purpose for doing this was for Zhao Hai and the others to break these formations. The Hundred Treasures Realm wouldn’t leave a camp standing. After all, these camps had transmission formations. If they were left to survive, then the transmission formations could be used to send troops and attack the Hundred Treasures Realm in the rear. So Zhao Hai and the others could only pull out these nails one at a time. In this case, they would be slowed down, giving the Fireweavers more time.
To be honest, Zhao Hai didn’t expect Zhu Zhifeng to come up with these plans. It was very useful. Although he knew that the camps would be broken through quite easily, attacking each camp one by one was still a slow task.
However, Zhao Hai wasn’t worried at all. After all, they weren’t planning to get to the headquarters of the Fireweavers as soon as possible. Although the Fireweavers were preoccupied by the Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm, their headquarters was heavily guarded. The present forces of the Hundred Treasures Realm couldn’t attack it. If they did, they would suffer heavy losses, and this wasn’t what Zhao Hai wanted to see. Zhu Zhifeng’s actions just gave Zhao Hai and the others an excuse to slow down. Once the Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm makes some progress, then they would go at full speed towards the Fireweaver Realm’s headquarters.