Chapter 1602 – A Stunning Proposal
Zhao Hai was startled. His spiritual force was formidable, but he still failed to notice this person. If it weren’t for this person coming with friendly thoughts, causing a breeze before appearing, then Zhao Hai wouldn’t have discovered him. This was an expert of extraordinary strength!
Zhao Hai turned his head to discover Prisonheart. Mu Yao also noticed the old man’s arrival, his expression couldn’t help but change as he bowed and said, “I have seen Elder Prisonheart.”
Zhao Hai also gave a salute, pretending to not know who Prisonheart was. Prisonheart looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Mu Yao, this is Zhao Hai?”
Mu Yao nodded and said, “Little Hai, this is Elder Prisonheart. He’s from the same generation as my master. Don’t be impolite.”
Zhao Hai still had the look of ignorance on his face, he quickly cupped his fist and said, “I have seen Elder Prisonheart.”
Prisonheart nodded at Zhao Hai’s conduct, then he said, “Good. A very good young man. You’re the most talented young man I have ever seen.”
Zhao Hai cupped his fist once more, “I don’t dare receive Elder’s praise.”
Prisonheart waved his hand and said, “I’m not praising you, I’m just telling the truth. There’s no need to be smooth if the cuts and corners are obvious.”
Zhao Hai showed an embarrassed smile which caused Prisonheart to laugh. Then he looked at Mu Yao and said, “Mu Yao, we won this battle because of you. With this battle, I promise that the Fireweavers will be eliminated.”
Hearing Prisonheart, Mu Yao couldn’t help but stare, then his expression lit up as he said, “Will Elder make a move? If you do, those Fireweavers will be finished.”
Prisonheart shook his head and said, “I won’t. I’m already old and can’t make moves anymore. This world already belongs to your generation.”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai’s heart suddenly felt fearful and on guard. He knew that this was his Instinct Technique acting up. He feels danger coming for him.
As soon as Zhao Hai became alert, he felt a hidden thread of spiritual force coming towards him. Then he noticed that Mu Yao seemed to be spacing out. Zhao Hai immediately understood that Prisonheart was attacking him.
Zhao Hai stared, then he felt how powerful the spiritual force was, it wasn’t something he could contend against at this time. He quickly withdrew his spiritual force inwards. As expected, the attacking spiritual force pursued.
Zhao Hai sneered, he shrank his spiritual force once more and retreated to his nascent soul. Meanwhile, the pursuing spiritual force hit a formation.
The Five Elements Killing Formation protects Zhao Hai’s spirit, not allowing foreign spiritual force to enter unless permitted by Zhao Hai. This formation needed to be dealt with if one wanted to attack Zhao Hai’s soul.
Although Prisonheart’s spiritual force was very strong, he still falls short compared to the Five Elements Killing Formation. His spiritual force was immediately cut off. Then the Five Elements Killing Formation retaliated, causing blood to flow out of Prisonheart’s orifices. But Prisonheart was able to quickly recover the damage.
Zhao Hai released his spiritual force and returned to normal. Then he raised his head to look at Prisonheart. Prisonheart looked at Zhao Hai, then he smiled bitterly as he removed the blood on his face using his hand. Then he looked at Zhao Hai’s wary expression and said, “Young man, you don’t need to be so nervous. I’m already a dying old man. I just want to do something for the Divergent Realm before I die.”
Zhao Hai looked at Prisonheart in confusion. Seeing Zhao Hai’s expression, Prisonheart forced a smile and said, “You don’t need to be surprised. I’m already old and I can feel that I won’t live for too long. However, the Divergent Realm doesn’t have any talents I can pass the baton to. On the other hand, the Hundred Treasures Realm is currently rich in talents. Whether it’s Mu Yao or you, you’re all geniuses of your generation. I only want to instill a sense of friendliness towards the Divergent Realm to the two of you. You can also benefit from this in your future cultivation. If I don’t do this, the Divergent Realm wouldn’t have any future with the way it’s going right now.”
When he heard Prisonheart, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be stunned. He didn’t expect Prisonheart to attack him because of this. However, he still didn’t relax. Who knows if this old man would attack once more when he lowers his guard.
Prisonheart smiled bitterly and said, “There’s no need to worry. I won’t attack you anymore. Don’t you have that formation in your soul? What chance do I have to attack you? That formation even counter-attacks in addition to protecting you.”
Although Zhao Hai didn’t want to reveal anything, he knew that he couldn’t deceive Prisonheart. Therefore, he just didn’t say anything. Prisonheart smiled bitterly, then he waved his hand, restoring Mu Yao to normal. Mu Yao didn’t know anything about what just happened, he just continued from the previous topic, “No, Elder. You’re not old. You can still make a move.”
Zhao Hai stared at Mu Yao. He didn’t expect Prisonheart to be this formidable. Even Mu Yao was unaware that he had been put under a spell.
Prisonheart smiled towards Mu Yao and said, “Mu Yao, I’m a dying old man. If I make a move, I deteriorate even quicker. So I really don’t want to make a move this time. I’m just here to ask a favor. If the Divergent Realm experiences trouble in the future, I hope you can help them in consideration for this old man’s face.”
When Mu Yao heard Prisonheart say this, he couldn’t help but be taken aback. He didn’t understand why Prisonheart said this, but he was still polite and answered, “Elder, the Divergent Realm is a hundred times stronger than the Hundred Treasures Realm. What problems would it have for it to need the help of the Hundred Treasures Realm?”
Prisonheart looked at Mu Yao and then shook his head and said, “I’m not asking the Hundred Treasures Realm to help the Divergent Realm. I’m asking you to help the Divergent Realm.” Then he gave a glance towards Zhao Hai.
When he saw Prisonheart’s gaze, Mu Yao understood that Prisonheart had taken a fancy to Zhao Hai’s potential.
If other people found out about Mu Yao’s thoughts, they would no doubt be surprised. Who was Zhao Hai? He was just a young man in the Severed Soul Stage. People like him were just small figures in other realms. They were even more insignificant in a Great Realm like the Divergent Realm.
Mu Yao didn’t think that Prisonheart was being excessive in his praise. This was because he completely understood Zhao Hai’s strength. He knew how powerful Zhao Hai really was. Although Zhao Hai was just at the Severed Soul Stage, his combat strength surpassed average Immortal Experts. Not talking about his other abilities, Zhao Hai’s large artifacts alone would be extremely hard to stop even for the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Although the Hundred Treasures Realm also had their own large artifacts, these large artifacts needed a lot of people to operate. Moreover, these large artifacts required a lot of crystal stones. On the other hand, Zhao Hai’s large artifacts didn’t require all these things. Zhao Hai could also use his Undead to send spiritual qi to his large artifacts. In this case, the Hundred Treasures Realm’s couldn’t contend against him using large artifacts. So if they want to block Zhao Hai’s charge, they would need to expend tons of resources. And even so, they weren’t confident that they would succeed.
If Zhao Hai becomes an Immortal Expert, he could use even more large artifacts. Such a person’s potential couldn’t be underestimated.
As soon as he figured this out, Mu Yao immediately replied, “Since Elder says so, then let’s leave it up to fate. If there’s an opportunity for Mu Yao to help the Divergent Realm, then I definitely won’t refuse.”
Prisonheart nodded and said, “As a thank you, please receive these tokens.” After he said that, he threw two silver tokens towards Zhao Hai and Mu Yao.
Zhao Hai and Mu Yao received the tokens and found that it looked very ordinary. But when they took a closer look, they found that they were different. They looked ordinary, but the longer they look at the token, they began to see that the heart character(心) engraved on it was emitting spiritual qi, inviting people to use their spiritual qi on it.
The two were greatly surprised, then they immediately took their spiritual force back. They no longer dared to stare at the token. Looking at the two, Prisonheart couldn’t help but smile as he said, “Take them. These tokens have my spiritual force inside it. My spiritual qi is special. If you hold these tokens, the people in the Divergent Realm will treat you as though you were me. Nobody would dare look down on you. If they do, then the people from the Divergent Realm would punish them.”
Zhao Hai and Mu Yao understood that these tokens were very powerful. They didn’t expect to receive it.
Looking at the two, Prisonheart smiled faintly as he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Zhao Hai, you have a very strong spiritual force. How about becoming this old man’s closing disciple?”
Both Zhao Hai and Mu Yao were stunned when they heard Prisonheart. Who was Elder Prisonheart? He was the most powerful Elder of the Divergent Realm. Zhao Hai becoming his disciple would immediately elevate Zhao Hai’s status. Moreover, he would become Prisonheart’s closing disciple. For cultivators, a closing disciple was almost equal to a legacy successor. This status wasn’t ordinary. As long as Zhao Hai agrees, there would be very few people in the Divergent Realm who could make a move on him.
One shouldn’t underestimate Prisonheart’s status because he’s dying. Over the countless years he stayed in the Divergent Realm, he managed to help an uncountable number of people to restrain their heart’s demon and improve their strength. Those he helped would definitely give face to his disciple. That represented an enormous power. Nobody would dare offend Zhao Hai in the Divergent Realm.
Zhao Hai stared at Prisonheart. He initially thought that this might be another of Prisonheart’s plots. However, his Instinct Technique didn’t sense any danger. This caused him to think that this old man was sincere in his invitation. This caused Zhao Hai to feel conflicted.