Chapter 1603 – Paying A Visit After The Battle
Mu Yao reacted first. He looked at Zhao Hai, then at Prisonheart and said, “Elder, are you joking? Are you really going to accept Zhao Hai as a disciple? Or do you just want him to join the Divergent Realm?”
Zhao Hai blankly looked at Prisonheart. To be honest, he was also thinking the same. He didn’t know whether Prisonheart wanted him to become his disciple or he just wanted Zhao Hai to join the Divergent Realm.
Although Zhao Hai wasn’t opposed to joining the Divergent Realm, he also wanted to maintain his identity in the Hundred Treasures Realm. In other words, he wanted to be a person who belongs to two realms.
Prisonheart shook his head and said, “Not that. Zhao Hai still belongs to the Hundred Treasures Realm, but he’s also my disciple. I just hope that he can help the Divergent Realm if something happens to it in the future.”
Mu Yao and Zhao Hai both frowned, they were confused by Prisonheart’s words. After some hesitation, Mu Yao asked, “Elder, why do you always think that something would happen to the Divergent Realm?”
Prisonheart turned his head to the Divergent Realm cultivators who were chasing the Fireweavers. Then he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, what do you think about the Divergent Realm’s state right now?”
Zhao Hai stared, he didn’t expect Prisonheart to ask him this question. But he gave his honest reply, “It’s doing very well. It’s like a blooming flower or a raging fire burning oil.”
Prisonheart nodded, “Correct. As long as we manage to destroy the Fireweavers, the Divergent Realm wouldn’t have anyone to worry about in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. The three other Great Realms might try to deal with us, but they can’t threaten our strength. What I’m worried about is another place!”
Hearing Prisonheart, Zhao Hai and Mu Yao couldn’t help but stare. Then the two looked at each other, seeing a look of understanding in each other’s eyes.
Looking at Mu Yao and Zhao Hai’s expressions, Prisonheart gawked. Then he asked, “You know what place I’m talking about? Did you bet with that place again?”
Mu Yao and Zhao Hai looked at each other, then they shook their heads at the same time. However, they also didn’t say a word of denial. Looking at the reaction of the two, Prisonheart understood that the Hundred Treasures Realm did indeed make a bet with that place. They just weren’t allowed to talk about it.
Suddenly, a shocking thought passed through Prisonheart’s mind. If the Hundred Treasures Realm made a bet with the Sky Tower, then why did they attack the Fireweavers? They should have been busy fulfilling the terms of the bet. And if they lost, the Sky Tower wouldn’t have allowed them to enter this profitable collaboration. Prisonheart knew very well how strict the people of the Sky Tower were. And with how the situation has gone so far, it seems like the Sky Tower had no intentions of interfering. There’s only one explanation for this, the Hundred Treasures Realm won against the Sky Tower.
Winning against the Sky Tower? Was it that easy? Prisonheart was shocked by his guess. But the longer he looked at Zhao Hai and Mu Yao’s expressions, the more he was convinced. Prisonheart sighed, he didn’t try to test them and instead said, “Since you know about that place, then you should know that once we destroy the Fireweavers, they wouldn’t just let the Divergent Realm off. If something bad happens, the Divergent Realm would suffer a great loss.”
Mu Yao wanted to say anything, but he was waved silent by Prisonheart. The old man looked at Mu Yao and said, “Mu Yao, tell me the truth. How do you see Hawkins?”
Mu Yao stared, then after hesitating for a moment he said, “Mister Hawkins is brave and courageous. His military talents are extraordinary, and his fighting strength is formidable. He’s a top expert of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield.”
Prisonheart nodded and said, “What you said isn’t wrong. Hawkins is indeed brave and courageous, he’s strong as well. However, he’s too prideful. Because of his strength, he’s beginning to think that he can solve everything. But there are things that cannot be solved with strength. If he meets the Sky Tower, what do you think would happen?”
Mu Yao paused for a while. He really didn’t know much about Hawkins. But from what he can see, it’s possible that Hawkins would butt heads with the Sky Tower!
Thinking of this, Mu Yao couldn’t help but stare. With Hawkins’ character, he would take the entire Divergent Realm and fight the Sky Tower. Mu Yao didn’t want to imagine the result if such a thing happened.
Prisonheart looked at Mu Yao and said, “You’re thinking that Hawkins would go to war with the Sky Tower. This is something that Hawkins would do. But this is exactly what I don’t want to happen. With the Divergent Realm’s strength, it simply couldn’t contend against the Sky Tower. This move would only bring destruction to the Divergent Realm.”
Mu Yao and Zhao Hai were silent, they didn’t know what to say. Prisonheart didn’t wait for the two to reply before he continued, “And among the current generation, Hawkins is the only one with talent. This is what I worry about the most.”
No successors! These words flashed through Zhao Hai and Mu Yao’s minds. Prisonheart sighed and said, “The Divergent Realm has no successors. The token I gave you two can be used to overturn Hawkins’ decision when necessary. Also, I’m willing to take Zhao Hai as a disciple because he has talent. At the same time, becoming my disciple would give him some status in the Divergent Realm, even if he doesn’t join.”
Zhao Hai and Mu Yao were silent. They didn’t expect Prisonheart to have these thoughts in his mind. They really don’t know what to say.
Prisonheart looked at the two, then he sighed and said, “I’m sincere in accepting Little Hai as a disciple. I can feel that I only have one or two years left to live. After I depart, Hawkins will take my position. Nobody can control Hawkins in the Divergent Realm. When the time comes, he will have the entire Divergent Realm in his hands. I worry about him every day.”
Mu Yao looked at Zhao Hai, then he turned to Prisonheart and said, “Elder, if you won’t force Zhao Hai to join the Divergent Realm. Then I can allow him to take you as his master.”
Zhao Hai didn’t expect Mu Yao to agree this quickly, but he didn’t mind it. Instead, he turned his head and waited for Prisonheart’s response. Prisonheart looked at the two and said, “Don’t worry, I won’t force Little Hai to join the Divergent Realm. Once this battle ends, we can discuss this further.” Prisonheart vanished after he said this.
Zhao Hai looked at the surroundings. At the same time, he activated the silver needles around them. Prisonheart has indeed left. Zhao Hai turned his head to Mu Yao and said, “Elder, should I really take Elder Prisonheart as a Master?”
Mu Yao looked at Zhao Hai and then smiled bitterly as he said, “Of course you should. Are you satisfied with your current status? You don’t know how many people want to worship Elder Prisonheart as a Master but can’t. This is an opportunity for you, you should cherish it. If others hear it, they will kill you with their envy.”
Zhao Hai frowned and said, “I’m really not sure. Prisonheart uses a Divergent ability. Even if I know some techniques, there’s no point in using something I’m not used to. So what can he teach me?”
It wasn’t that Zhao Hai couldn’t use multiple abilities. However, he was wary of Prisonheart’s strength. It was precisely because of this strength that Zhao Hai was hesitant to take the old man as his master.
Mu Yao looked at Zhao Hai, then he forced a smile and said, “Little Hai, you shouldn’t be deceived by Prisonheart’s gentle look. If we outright rejected him from taking you as his disciple, he might arrange people to deal with us, and even the Hundred Treasures Realm. Little Hai, you should know why the old man is named Prisonheart. It’s not because he can bring you heaven, but because he can let you experience hell. There are very few people who Prisonheart helped, but there are countless experts he sent to hell. There’s another thing you need to pay attention to. Those whose strength has been improved by Prisonheart are very loyal to him. Don’t think that it’s all beneficial, it might be a type of spiritual attack.”
Zhao Hai’s expression changed, he quickly said, “Elder, since you know all of these, why do you still want me to become his disciple? Isn’t it dangerous?”
Mu Yao sighed and said, “We’re dragging time. I have the feeling that what Prisonheart said about his lifespan is true. He really doesn’t have long to live. Immortal Experts do indeed have extremely long lives. But even if he consumed heavenly treasures to extend his life, his lifespan would still run out one day. If we can delay until his lifespan is exhausted, then we won’t have anything to worry about. Moreover, the impression that Hawkins gave me is just brief, I’m not even sure if that’s his real persona. In short, we need to tread carefully when it comes to this matter.”
Zhao Hai looked at Mu Yao. He hesitated for a while before he opened his mouth and said, “Elder, Prisonheart already attacked us. At that time, you were in a daze. I was only able to block the attack because I have the protection of faith power. Furthermore, when I got my cultivation method, I was able to acquire a formation that protected my soul. When he attacked my soul, the formation retaliated, causing Prisonheart to bleed. Then he said those words after releasing you from his attack.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Mu Yao’s expression changed. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, are you telling the truth?”
Zhao Hai nodded, “I am. I won’t dare tell you such lies.”
Mu Yao knit his brows and said, “As expected, he’s an old monster from my Master’s generation. He’s indeed powerful. Even if I knew his plan, I still wouldn’t be able to fight back. But if you really managed to block him and cause him to bleed, then his words just now might be 80% true.”
Zhao Hai looked at Mu Yao in confusion. Mu Yao continued, “He can’t live long, and he can’t break through a higher realm of cultivation. In other words, as long as you’re unaffected by his attacks and even manage to injure him, this means that he couldn’t do anything to you. So he might as well receive you as his disciple. This will give the Divergent Realm a way out. To be honest, although Prisonheart is vicious and merciless, his loyalty to the Divergent Realm is unquestioned.”
Zhao Hai paused, then he nodded and said, “This is also good. As long as I can guard against him, nothing will go wrong. Let’s see what he plans to do next.”
While the two were talking, the battle outside came to an end. The two armies of the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Divergent Realm have completely defeated the Fireweaver army. The battle was very favorable for the Hundred Treasures Realm. By the end of the battle, the Hundred Treasures Realm lost only less than a thousand people. The Divergent Realm’s losses were much bigger. Their casualties reached more than 10 thousand, nearly reaching 20 thousand.
Naturally, because the two two realms won the battle spectacularly, this meant that the Fireweavers lost a lot of people, surpassing 80 thousand. As for those who ran away, nobody knows. It can be said that if the Fireweavers didn’t run fast, then Zhao Hai’s kills would have been greater.
After losing two wars against the Hundred Treasures Realm, the Fireweavers learned how to be smart. Seeing the army collapsing and the subordinate realms running away, the Fireweavers immediately retreated using their tamed beasts. Because of this, they suffered less losses compared to past battles.
Therefore, although the Fireweavers were driven back, it was still a long way ahead for them to be dealt with. The Fireweaver realm’s many years of accumulation couldn’t be toppled by just one battle.
The people of the Hundred Treasures Realm had happy faces as they returned to the large artifacts. At the same time, the look the people of the Divergent Realm gave the Hundred Treasures Realm has changed.
When the Hundred Treasures Realm arrived at the Divergent Realm’s camp, the people of the Divergent Realm looked down on them. There were a lot of people who thought the same as Hawkins. Although Prisonheart’s words still carry a lot of weight in the Divergent Realm, Hawkins was beginning to take control of a lot of its functions. Because of this, Hawkins’ view was shared by a lot of people. Naturally, they also don’t look favorably upon the Hundred Treasures Realm.
However, today’s battle showed them that the Hundred Treasures Realm wasn’t ordinary. This was especially true for the Hundred Treasures Realm’s large artifacts.
After everyone from the Hundred Treasures Realm returned to the large artifacts, Hawkins unexpectedly arrived at the Hell King’s Ship to visit Mu Yao. Upon arriving at the Hell King’s ship, Hawkins cupped his fist as he laughed and said, “Elder Mu, please excuse this Hawkins for my impolite attitude previously. I ask Elder Mu to forgive me.”
Hawkins’ words caused Mu Yao to stare. He didn’t expect Hawkins to be so direct. But to be honest, he appreciated this kind of behavior.