Chapter 1606 – Fleet Changes
The reason Zhao Hai wanted to weaken his identity was because he didn’t want any power struggle in the Hundred Treasures Realm. He hoped that the Hundred Treasures Realm would develop with no problems. The better it develops, the happier he would be.
Laura and the others were busy when Zhao Hai entered the villa. They were busy with counting the gains of the battle.
In every battle, Zhao Hai would be the one gaining the most. These gains were mostly in terms of manpower, turning corpses into Undead. In addition to firepower, they also provide Faith Power which could benefit Zhao Hai’s cultivation.
After using Faith Power multiple times, Zhao Hai became more and more interested in it. Last time, Zhao Hai found out that the people of the Sky Tower used Faith Power. Because of this, they were able to defeat every challenger that went against them. And since Zhao Hai had more Faith Power than them, these people naturally weren’t his opponents.
Therefore, Zhao Hai was no longer in a hurry to collect materials and plants for the Space. There was no longer any immediate need for them. Also, if there were rare materials that were needed by the Space, those were something that Zhao Hai couldn’t get his hands on at this time. The other materials would just be useless when sent to the Space.
Additionally, the Space now had an ability to grow by itself. It was growing all the time. This reduced Zhao Hai’s need for materials even more. Materials were no longer as crucial to his cultivation compared to in the past. What Zhao Hai focused on acquiring now were people.
Nobody disliked too much Faith Power. Zhao Hai’s Undead now accounted for the majority of Faith Power used by Zhao Hai. And the more powerful experts he acquires, the more Faith Power Zhao Hai would receive. Therefore, Zhao Hai attached great importance to increasing his number of Undead.
Zhao Hai looked at Laura and the others and said, “How is it?”
Laura smiled faintly and said, “It’s very good, our harvest is very big. We got around 60 thousand Fireweavers. Unexpectedly, we also acquired more than 500 Immortal Experts. We also got 20 thousand people from the Divergent Realm. We already extracted their abilities. There’s also corpses of the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “That’s very good. Don’t turn the Hundred Treasures Realm corpses into Undead. They’re our allies, we need to give them respect.”
Laura nodded. At this time, Zheng Yun walked to Zhao Hai and said, “Brother Hai, why did you tell them that those formation disks are a threat? As long as we pay attention, those things are useless.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “It’s fine. It’s just to scare them. Haha.”
Laura chuckled and pulled Zheng Yun over, then she said, “Silly sister, Brother Hai doesn’t want more credit. He’s had too many achievements. There’s no more benefit for him if he works hard.”
Zhao Hai smiled. He knew that Laura would understand why he did it. She knows him too much.
At this time, Cai’er approached from he side. Zhao Hai looked at Cai’er and said, “Cai’er, how is Prisonheart? Did he do or say anything?”
Cai’er shook her head and said, “There’s nothing. Everything’s just normal.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “How about the Sky Tower?”
Cai’er also shook her head and said, “It’s also normal. Luo Ying received a jade sword message, but I don’t know its contents.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Keep watching the two of them. By the way, look into the state of the Fireweavers. I didn’t expect them to come up with countermeasures this quickly. It wouldn’t be easy to move around anymore.”
Cai’er smiled and said, “They’re currently gathering the defeated troops. But from what I can see, the morale of the Fireweavers hasn’t been affected at all. I think we still have hard battles ahead.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he sighed and said, “The longer this war goes on, the more disadvantaged the Hundred Treasures Realm would be. If something happens to the Divergent Realm or the Sword Realm and they retreat, the Fireweavers definitely wouldn’t just ignore us. But if we manage to deal with the Fireweavers, there’s still Prisonheart to worry about. To be honest, I don’t want to mess with that old man.”
Cai’er smiled and said, “Young Master, I think that there’s no need to worry. Although Prisonheart is powerful, didn’t you see that he has no Faith Power? Even if he has, it’s a miniscule amount. He simply isn’t a threat to us in terms of Faith Power. If he really dares to make a move on you, just counter-attack hard. Then let’s turn him into an Undead.”
Zhao Hai looked at Cai’er in confusion. He didn’t understand why Cai’er was so confident. Seeing Zhao Hai’s expression, Cai’er smiled faintly and said, “Brother Hai, when you clashed with Prisonheart, I discovered that his body isn’t that strong. He’s a bit fragile. He might be very strong when he’s young, but now that he’s old, his body can no longer support his strength. If he makes a move on you, you can block it while we release artifacts to attack him. I think he would have a hard time defending.”
Zhao Hai stared, then he couldn’t help but knit his brows as he said, “Will that work? You should know that Prisonheart is an Immortal Expert. Since he passed through the Severed Soul Stage, shouldn’t he have another soul? He can use one soul to attack us while the other can protect himself.”
Cai’er smiled faintly and said, “It’s not that easy. Haven’t you noticed? Immortal Experts rarely used their second soul.”
Hearing Cai’er, Zhao Hai carefully recalled, and it was true. Immortal Experts don’t use their second soul. This was something that he didn’t think of.
Cai’er looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Young Master, according to my estimations, there are two reasons why Immortal Experts don’t use their second soul. One of them was that the second soul becomes a weak point to Immortal Experts. This is also the reason why I didn’t make you split your soul when you broke through the Severed Soul Stage. Another reason was that the second soul was a requirement to break through to the Immortal Stage. Immortal Experts have a spiritual force that is as strong as a mountain and as vast as the sea. The second soul might be related to their understanding of this spiritual force.”
Zhao Hai nodded. Cai’er’s words made sense. But if the second soul was a weakness, then the Immortal Experts wouldn’t have made their younger generations split their souls. But currently, almost all of the realms have Severed Soul Experts with a second soul. In other words, the second reason might be the more appropriate one.
The second soul might have something to do with comprehending using spiritual force as a weapon, making one break through to the Immortal Stage. After becoming an Immortal Expert, the second soul would be weakened or be integrated into the spiritual force. With the opponents they face, it is understandable if the Immortal Experts don’t use their second souls.
If this was the case, then there would be any problems dealing with Prisonheart using artifacts. Prisonheart wouldn’t be expecting the attack of Zhao Hai’s artifacts.
Although Zhao Hai doesn’t have a second soul, he still had the Space, which served the same function. Because of this, while Zhao Hai faced Prisonheart, Cai’er and the others would make a move. There’s a big possibility that the plan would succeed.
Zhao Hai nodded, then he let out a long breath and said, “Since that is the case, then there’s nothing else to discuss. Let’s do our best to help the Divergent Realm end the war as soon as possible. Then let’s see what that old man Prisonheart plans to do. If he’s sincere in accepting him as a disciple, then I will think of ways to increase his lifespan for a few years.”
Cai’er faintly smiled. Nobody knows Zhao Hai’s capabilities more than her. What Zhao Hai said was true. He did have the ability to increase Prisonheart’s lifespan. The Space was filled with treasures that could preserve life. Not to mention anything else, the Hundred Spirit Tree can increase one’s lifespan. If Prisonheart was sincere, then he would get benefits. If Prisonheart had other plans, then he would be turned into an Undead.
Zhao Hai stayed inside the Space before leaving. By this time, the Hundred Treasures Realm’s cultivators already had their hands on the rifles. Moreover, they were able to practice in the lower decks. Zhao Hai also made sure that they would never run out of bullets.
Zhao Hai was also currently designing a more powerful pistol in the Space. He saw Zhu Zhifeng’s pistols, and he felt that it was time to develop his own.
After coming out of the Space, Zhao Hai went to meet Mu Yao. Mu Yao had been talking to the Immortal Experts about the large artifacts, expressing that they might no longer be as effective as before. This was crucial news for the Hundred Treasures Realm. The inability of large artifacts to attack or defend was fatal to the realm’s development.
Mu Yao wanted to inform the Immortal Experts that they might need to be stationed in large artifacts in the future to deal with emergencies.
When Zhao Hai came out, the meeting was already over. All of the Immortal Experts were now paying great attention to the Fireweavers. After all, once the large artifacts were no longer effective, the Hundred Treasures Realm would be in a more dangerous position. This war would be crucial for the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Because of this, the Immortal Experts didn’t dare be careless. They knew that they didn’t dispatch a lot of troops, but these troops were the elite of the realm. Losing any one of them was a great loss for the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Just as everyone left, Zhao Hai arrived outside Mu Yao’s room and said, “Elder, it’s Zhao Hai.”
Mu Yao immediately said, “Come in.” Zhao Hai pushed the door open and then bowed to Mu Yao and said, “Elder, I’ve found a reason to deal with the formations.”
Mu Yao was immediately interested in what Zhao Hai would say next. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Really? Tell me.” Mu Yao cared about this matter very much. Large artifacts were becoming more and more crucial to the Hundred Treasures Realm. If the large artifacts turn out as what Zhao Hai simulated, then the losses of the Hundred Treasures Realm would increase. After all, a stopped large artifact was basically a crippled large artifact.
Zhao Hai replied, “Currently, there are two ways. First is destroying the formations ahead of time using cannons or rifles. Once the formation disks were spotted, they needed to be destroyed so that they couldn’t exert their maximum effect.”
“Another method is using the large artifact’s protective shield. Once a formation disk attaches to the protective shield, I can use the shield to flick them off. After that, the cultivators on board can proceed to destroy the formation disk.”
Hearing Zhao Hai’s two methods, Mu Yao nodded and said, “Those methods are good. There is very little I can do to help you with this kind of thing. I can only depend on you for this. We need to make sure that nothing happens to our large artifacts.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Elder can rest assured, nothing will happen to the large artifacts. But later on, when the large artifacts are no longer as effective, I’m afraid the Divergent Realm would say something.”
Mu Yao coldly snorted and said, “Let them say what they want. By the way, Little Hai, can you make more sword shuttles? I found that the sword shuttles would be more effective in dealing with the formations.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Yes. If Elder agrees, I want to concentrate our people to eight large artifacts. Then I will turn the remaining ones into sword shuttles. This way, our sword shuttles will exceed six hundred. In any case, the large artifacts can fit more than 10 thousand people inside. We won’t have problems with accommodation.”
Mu Yao nodded, “Alright, I’ll immediately have them move. I think we should make the eight large artifacts Giant Spirit Treasure Ships. They look the most imposing on the battlefield.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he bowed before leaving. At the same time, Mu Yao took out a jade sword message and sent word to each large artifact. Since it was impossible to send word to everyone, each large artifact had a temporary Captain assigned. Word would be sent to them and they would pass on the message.