Chapter 1595 – Fireweavers Sends Troops
Zhu Rong stood in the conference hall of the Fireweaver Headquarters, looking at the astrolabe in front of him. This astrolabe was a map-type artifact. It can show an eagle’s eye view of a map. The name astrolabe came about because it was the artifact used by various realms to show the planets they control.
Zhu Rong was the current Patriarch of the Fireweaver Race. The Fireweaver always had a Patriarchal leadership since the beginning. Moreover, every Patriarch of the race was named Zhu Rong. This was because Zhu Rong was the name of an ancient god of fire. Since the Fireweavers were famous for their control over fire, they had always seen themselves as the children of Zhu Rong. Because of this, every Patriarch from each generation was named Zhu Rong, to remind the Fireweavers that they were the descendants of the god of fire.
Although the current Zhu Rong wasn’t a heroic leader, the Fireweavers still progressed under his leadership. Simply speaking, he was an average leader. He followed the rules and thus got great results.
The situation of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield was very complex. Because of this, it was very hard to foresee what was going to happen. Perhaps Zhu Rong’s biggest mistake was sending troops to attack the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Their two attacks against the Hundred Treasures Realm had been counterproductive. It also caused the Fireweavers to lose out a lot. Zhu Rong’s decision this time might have been his worst since he came to power.
Zhu Rong also didn’t expect the Divergent Realm to attack them in cooperation with the Sword Realm. Then as they were dealing with the Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm, the Hundred Treasures Realm came and attacked.
When Zhu Rong received the news, he was angry. But later on, the Hundred Treasures Realm’s attack caused him to be nervous.
The Hundred Treasures Realm has been too swift, surpassing Zhu Rong’s expectations. When Zhu Zhifeng’s request came in, Zhu Rong immediately agreed. He sent resources and people in order to deal with the Hundred Treasures Realm’s attack. At the same time, he began to recall some troops that were facing the Divergent Realm and Sword Realm.
However, Zhu Rong knew that sending more troops wouldn’t have much impact. The Hundred Treasures Realm’s current style was similar to the Giant Spirit Realm in which they relied on large artifacts to trample the enemy. In the past, the Hundred Treasures Realm suffered from this style. But the Giant Spirit Realm could no longer be compared to the current Hundred Treasures Realm.
Even at the Giant Spirit Realm’s peak they couldn’t take out so many large artifacts. Now, the Hundred Treasures Realm had over ten Giant Spirit Treasure Ships as well as about a hundred Sword Shuttles.
Sword Shuttles were also large artifacts. However, relatively speaking, when compared to Giant Spirit Treasure Ships, Sword Shuttles could be considered to be a smaller-scale large artifact.
The Hundred Treasures Realm’s display showed that they wouldn’t give up on their attack so easily. But if they wanted to deal with the Hundred Treasures Realm, the Fireweavers needed to use large artifacts. Unfortunately, the Fireweavers didn’t have a lot of large artifacts.
Having a few large artifacts was never a disadvantage for the Fireweavers. They didn’t depend on large artifacts to grow. In place of large artifacts, the Fireweaver Race had their tamed beasts.
The Fireweavers were very good at raising beasts. And some of their beasts had huge bodies. So after deliberating for a long time, Zhu Rong decided to mobilize a large army from the front line to deal with the Hundred Treasures Realm. The people who were selected were those who had tamed beasts that were large in size.
The Fireweavers moved quickly. Before long an army of 50 thousand has been reassigned. With their tamed beasts, this army could be considered as 100 thousand-man strong.
Besides this army, there were also 1000 Immortal Experts. Originally, these 1000 Immortal Experts were reserved to reinforce the Divergent Realm and Sword Realm frontlines. But this time, they had been moved.
The mobilization of such a large army naturally wouldn’t escape the notice of the Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm. The two realms immediately contacted Mu Yao, then the three began to cooperate.
When he heard about the movement of the Fireweavers from the Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm, Mu Yao immediately informed Zhao Hai so that he could make preparations.
Zhao Hai wasn’t worried about it too much. He already knew about the Fireweavers’ movements. He knew how many troops the Fireweavers sent out this time, and he also knew what they were planning to do. The Fireweavers were planning to deal with the Hundred Treasures Realm as quickly as possible.
Zhao Hai was waiting for the Fireweavers to do this. Although an army 100-thousand strong sounds like a lot, Zhao Hai had a lot more troops in his hands. He also had weapons of the other party and not to mention beasts to add to the numbers.
Zhu Rong looked at the three patches of red on his astrolabe. The red parts were areas occupied by the Divergent Realm, Sword Realm, and the Hundred Treasures Realm. Although the red patches weren’t that big, Zhu Rong knew that if they weren’t dealt with, the Fireweaver Race would be in trouble.
At this time, a voice came in from the door, “Reporting.”
Zhu Rong replied, “Come in.”
A Fireweaver entered holding a jade sword in his hand. As he handed the jade sword to Zhu Rong, he said, “Reporting to the Patriarch. The Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm suddenly intensified their attacks. The frontlines are having a hard time holding them back because of the reassignment of manpower.”
Zhu Rong searched the jade sword message with his spiritual force. Then he nodded and said, “Tell the frontlines to hold on. As long as we deal with the Hundred Treasures Realm, the troops will support them. At the same time, send word back to the realm, have them send all available personnel from the Nascent Soul Stage and above to the headquarters. We need them to participate in the war.”
The Fireweaver nodded and then immediately released a jade sword message to pass the order. At this time, Zhu Rong looked back at the astrolabe, his gaze pointed towards the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Since this was the Fireweaver Domain, the 100 thousand-strong army was able to reach Zhu Zhifeng’s location quickly. The Immortal Experts were also present.
Zhu Zhifeng already received Zhu Rong’s order. Zhu Rong gave her so many troops, and his only command was to eliminate the Hundred Treasures Realm as soon as possible.
When Zhu Zhifeng received the order, she couldn’t help but smile bitterly. After coming in contact with the Hundred Treasures Realm for so many days, she already had some understanding of their strength. Now, she didn’t dare look down on them anymore. She discovered that the Hundred Treasures Realm’s strength wasn’t any weaker compared to the Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm. In fact, their large artifacts had greater impact compared to the latter two realms. In this case, it was impossible to deal with the Hundred Treasures Realm in a short time.
Zhu Zhifeng’s plan was to delay the Hundred Treasures Realm along with the Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm. The Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm cannot attack them for a long time. The Fireweavers only need to wear them down. When the time comes, whether it be the Hundred Treasures Realm, Divergent Realm, or the Sword Realm, they wouldn’t be able to go on. In the end, even if the Fireweavers lose some of their territory, they can still keep the majority of it.
If the Fireweavers were anxious to deal with the three realms, then they would lose in the end. It was impossible for the Fireweavers to deal with the three realms at the same time.
From what it looks like, the three realms were aiming to destroy the Fireweavers. It wasn’t the same as before where they would just attack and then retreat. This time was completely different.
Unfortunately, although Zhu Zhifeng expressed her thoughts to the higher ups, they didn’t listen. They still want to deal with the Hundred Treasures Realm as quickly as possible.
Although Zhu Zhifeng was an Immortal Expert, she wasn’t the only Immortal Expert among the Fireweavers. The other Immortal Experts received the same orders. So even if Zhu Zhifeng didn’t send the troops, the realms would just recall her back and replace her with someone else.
In the end, Zhu Zhifeng had no choice but to dispatch the troops. The headquarters sent 50 thousand people, and with their tamed beasts their strength was boosted to 100 thousand. There’s also troops already present, which made Zhu Zhifeng’s troops 200 thousand-man strong. Moreover, they had about 2000 Immortal Experts, including their tamed beasts. It was double the army of the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Mu Yao and the others gathered on the octagonal fortress. They also obtained the total army size of the enemy. Mu Yao looked at everyone and said, “Let’s talk about the enemy army. Does anyone have any idea about what we should do?”
The Immortal Experts were silent. The enemy army was double to triple their strength. The upcoming battle would be an uphill fight.
Mu Yao turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, what do you think?”
Zhao Hai looked at the Immortal Experts and said, “According to our previous plan, we’ll direct the Fireweavers to the Divergent Realm and then cooperate with them to deal with the enemy. Then we can destroy the enemy army bit by bit.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Mu Yao couldn’t help but frown, “If we do that, won’t the Divergent Realm look down on us? After all, it would look like we are relying on them to deal with the enemy.”
Zhao Hai replied, “Elder, although we get Halfbeast Island by sending troops. The situation of the island isn’t ideal. We still need to exert some effort to control it. If we really clash with the Fireweavers and suffer heavy losses, we won’t be able to control the island. The Divergent Realm and the Sword Realm are established realms with great strength. Their foundation is deep and once they digest the Fireweaver Domain, their strength would increase. On the other hand, we can’t easily digest Halfbeast Island. It would be very difficult for us to benefit from it in a short time. At that time, if the Divergent Realm or the Sword Realm decides to attack us, the consequences wouldn’t be good.”
“Moreover, we aren’t relying on the Divergent Realm to deal with the Fireweaver Army, we just need their help to face the enemy’s Immortal Experts. Every Elder we have is crucial to the realm. Every Elder we lose would damage the realm’s future. Therefore, we need the Divergent Realm to minimize our loss of Immortal Experts. As for the regular army, they wouldn’t be able to stop our large artifacts.”
Mu Yao was silent. He knew that what Zhao Hai said was right. They were now in cooperation with the Divergent Realm so there’s no worries. But once the Divergent Realm has no need for the Hundred Treasures Realm, who knows what they would do. If the Hundred Treasures Realm loses too many Immortal Experts, the realm’s foundations would be heavily damaged.
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