Chapter 1598 – Elder Prisonheart
Mu Yao entered the cave in the camp along with Sleat. The other Immortal Experts were left outside. The cave was quite huge. After the Immortals entered the camp, they were offered liquor to drink.
When Mu Yao entered the cave, he saw ten Elders from the Divergent Realm sitting on transforming clouds. Seeing Mu Yao arrive, these Elders stood up and gave their greetings.
Mu Yao hastily returned their greetings. Sleat also began introducing Mu Yao to the Elders present. One of these Elders was an ordinary-looking old man. He wore a robe and his eyebrows and hair were already white. He had a kind smile on his face, but his eyes had that light that could penetrate through people’s hearts.
This old man was a famed Elder of the Divergent Realm, he was nicknamed Elder Prisonheart. The reason for this nickname was the old man’s formidable spiritual attack which targeted one’s heart demon and activates it. Then the heart demon would devour the cultivator’s mind and kill them.
In addition to activating your heart demon, Elder Prisonheart can also cause one’s heart demon to go into deep slumber, which could help a person’s cultivation. Therefore, there was a saying in the battlefield that says, “Prisonheart can bring you heaven, Prisonheart can also bring you hell.”
Mu Yao also heard about Elder Prisonheart, but he hadn’t seen him in person. He didn’t think that this notorious Elder of the Divergent Realm would look like an ordinary old man.
Despite his appearance, Mu Yao didn’t dare underestimate this old man at all. Not only was Elder Prisonheart an esteemed Immortal Expert of the Divergent Realm, it was said that he was the oldest Immortal Expert in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Even Mu Yao had no idea how old Prisonheart was.
Mu Yao bowed to Prisonheart and said, “I have seen Elder Prisonheart. I didn’t expect to see you here, this Mu Yao is extremely honored. I heard about Elder and my Master’s friendship. This Mu Yao can be considered a junior, please forgive me for not offering my respects.”
Prisonheart chuckled and said, “There’s no need to be polite. You’re now representing the Hundred Treasures Realm. It wouldn’t be good if you lower yourself to me. Come, have a seat.”
Mu Yao smiled faintly and then gave a bow before sitting down. The other Immortal Experts in the room also sat down. Prisonheart looked at Mu Yao and said, “I heard that you have broken through six blockades set up by the Fireweavers just to reach this place.”
Mu Yao smiled bitterly and said, “It’s something that can’t be helped. At that time, the Fireweavers had sent a 200-thousand man strong army to deal with us. There’s also 2 thousand Immortal Experts. We only have 1 thousand Immortal Experts. Although we’re confident that we can defeat the ordinary cultivators, we’re not sure if we can win against their Immortal Experts. In the end, we can only come here to your camp.”
Prisonheart wasn’t angry nor did he show any contempt in his expression. Instead, he nodded and said, “You’re a good commander, you made the best decision. I saw your large artifacts. No wonder you’re able to break through the defenses of the Fireweavers.”
Mu Yao nodded, then he said, “We managed to kill 32 Immortal Experts on the way here. We also destroyed 5 Giant Spirit Treasure Ships, 50 sword shuttles, and about 2000 tamed beasts.”
After he said this, Mu Yao looked at the Elders of the Divergent Realm and said, “The Fireweavers don’t want the two of us to meet. With our large artifacts, they would find it very hard to hold their defensive lines.”
Prisonheart looked at Mu Yao and smiled faintly. He understood what Mu Yao wanted to say. He was afraid that the Divergent Realm would look down on the Hundred Treasures Realm. He wanted to tell them that the Hundred Treasures Realm could pull their own weight.
Prisonheart had long passed the age of hot-headedness, so he didn’t dislike Mu Yao’s statement at all. He just smiled and said, “That’s good. You take a rest first. When we attack, we’ll send you a message.”
Mu Yao nodded, Prisonheart looked at the others and said, “The Fireweavers want to hold us here until we’re exhausted and retreat. But this time, we gathered the strength of three realms, we cannot just leave for cheap. If we want to conquer the Fireweaver Domain, we need to take down their defenses as soon as possible.”
The Elders nodded. This way was very important for the three realms. If they failed, then dealing with the Fireweavers would become more difficult. Moreover, they would be subjected to the crazed revenge of the Fireweavers. After all, the Fireweavers weren’t people who would just take a beating and not punch back.
Prisonheart said, “Go and prepare. You have three days. After three days, we’ll launch our attack. We need to take the defensive line in one fell swoop.”
Those present nodded. Prisonheart waved his hand, ordering everyone to leave. Then he looked at Mu Yao and said, “Mu Yao, please stay.”
Naturally, Mu Yao stayed behind. Once everyone left, Prisonheart looked at Mu Yao and said, “Mu Yao, tell me the truth, how confident are you that we can rush through the defenses of the Fireweavers? This attack is very important to us. If we fail, it would be a very heavy blow to our morale.”
Mu Yao nodded and said, “I know this. But I still don’t have an understanding of the defensive line. I need to see it first to make an assessment.”
Prisonheart nodded and said, “Good, that would be good. We need to get your answer as soon as possible so that we can make the proper arrangements.”
Mu Yao nodded, then he gave Prisonheart a bow before leaving. Looking at Mu Yao’s departing back, Prisonheart murmured, “Sure enough, he’s a talent.”
Mu Yao quickly returned to the octagonal fortress. Zhao Hai and Mu Yu stood on the rooftop waiting for him. When he saw the two, Mu Yao nodded and said, “The people of the Divergent Realm have decided to attack three days later. At that time, we will be at the front. Little Hai, look into the defensive line of the Fireweavers. See how certain we’ll be in breaking through.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Alright, I’ll immediately prepare the scouts.” Mu Yao nodded.
At this time, a jade sword message flew over to Mu Yao. After receiving the jade sword message, Mu Yao read its contents using his spiritual force. Then he smiled and said, “Good. Little Hai, look at this. Maybe you won’t need to send scouts.”
Zhao Hai took the jade sword message and read its contents. Inside was the report sent by the Divergent Realm’s scouts regarding the Fireweaver Realm’s defensive line. The defensive line’s setup was described in great detail.
Zhao Hai took a closer look at the report. He now knew how much the Fireweavers prepared to defend against the Divergent Realm. The Fireweavers stationed about 500 thousand troops to face the Divergent Realm. There were also 10 thousand Immortal Experts. There were also over 300 large artifacts, 10 of which were Giant Spirit Treasure Ships, about 100 were Sword Shuttles, another hundred were Eight Cyan Imperial Chariots, then the rest were other large artifacts. They also had 500 cannon groups. There’s nothing else to say about the numerous formations set up along the 1000 li(500km) long defensive line. Wanting to break through all of these would be difficult.
After reading the report, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but close his eyes. Then he had Cai’er calculate the odds of an attack.
Zhao Hai opened his eyes as he looked at Mu Yao and said, “Elder, I want to send people to check some things out. I’ll give you an answer tomorrow.”
Mu Yao nodded and said, “Go. Remember, this is an opportunity of the Hundred Treasures Realm to increase our prestige. If possible, we’ll have to perform well.”
Zhao Hai understood Mu Yao’s message. Mu Yao wanted him to achieve as much as possible in breaking through the defensive line of the Fireweavers. Zhao Hai nodded before going inside the fortress. At the same time, he sent silver needles in order to conduct a final scouting on the Fireweavers’ defensive line.
Zhao Hai already knew some information about the defensive line. But this time, he wanted to make a thorough investigation to make sure that nothing would go wrong.
Once the information was obtained, calculations would be made to make the best offensive plan. Zhao Hai knew clearly that this war was a huge opportunity for him to become famous in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.
Zhao Hai already had some fame on the battlefield. However, people didn’t regard him as important because of his cultivation. But after this matter, everyone in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield would know that Zhao Hai has the strength to face any Immortal Expert.
Although this would bring him great trouble, where people would be more careful in dealing with him and those who would look for him would become stronger, it would save Zhao Hai the trouble of sifting through the weaklings to get to the strong experts.
Zhao Hai was currently sitting in front of a monitor. The current display has been divided into many smaller screens showing a Fireweaver camp. In fact, once arranged, these divisions would form the defensive line of the Fireweavers.
Through observation, Laura and the others found that these camps weren’t divided randomly. Each camp was handled by a group. Instead of staying in one camp, the Fireweavers divided themselves into different smaller camps. The subordinate troops were more free since they could go to any camp they wanted. This allowed convenience to the movement of troops. As long as there was an attack, the troops would be able to gather immediately. This gave the Fireweavers the ability to be fluid in their defense.