Chapter 1608 – Three-dimensional Army Formation
Zhao Hai stood on the Hell King’s Ship’s bow as he looked at the distance. The fleet has been completely reorganized. It is now composed of nine large artifacts; the eight Giant Spirit Treasure Ships and the Hell King’s Ship, and also the turtle following right behind. The nine large artifacts not only contained people of the Hundred Treasures Realm, but the Divergent Realm as well.
Surrounding the fleet were 800 sword shuttles. These sword shuttles were like fishes swimming forward. They looked very beautiful.
Mu Yao and the others were now discussing the plans for the offensive. Although Zhao Hai held an unusual status in the fleet, he was still not qualified to join this meeting.
They were now ready to attack the Fireweavers. As Zhao Hai thought, the Fireweavers weren’t too heavily injured by the last battle. Once they retreated, the Fireweavers were able to quickly reorganize their army. The Sword Realm front wasn’t able to take advantage of the situation. Although they were able to push the Fireweaver back by 1000 li(500km), that was the extent they were able to push into.
The Fireweavers were now more concerned about the Divergent Realm and the Hundred Treasures Realm offensive. So now, they prepared a 500 thousand-man strong army to face the two realms.
Moreover, the defensive line they set up was much bigger. Formation disks were also arranged in multiple areas. They didn’t want any possible Hundred Treasures Realm ambush.
What Mu Yu and the others didn’t know was that the Fireweavers were slowly perfecting their three-dimensional formation. Although their formation couldn’t transform as smoothly as the Undead commanded by Laura and the others, it was still completely usable on the battlefield.
Moreover, the Fireweavers found out that the formation was very well suited for them. This allowed more cultivators to be on the front line. This aspect might not be important to other cultivators, but for the Fireweavers it was.
Fireweavers use rifles to fight. But before reaching the Immortal Stage, their bullets couldn’t curve and trace their enemies like Zhao Hai’s bullets do. Therefore, only when they face the enemy directly will the Fireweavers exert their biggest might.
Because of this, the Fireweavers were able to display the full strength of their rifles in a three-dimensional formation. The formation allowed more Fireweavers in the front row to face their enemies.
Actually, the Fireweavers had been thinking about developing their army formations into this form. However, there was no immediate need for it at that time. The previous battle had been a catalyst for the Fireweaver to continue this research. The great loss against the Hundred Treasures Realm caused the Fireweavers’ three-dimensional army formation to take shape very quickly.
The Fireweavers trained in their three-dimensional formations far behind the defensive line. It was because of this that the scouts of the Divergent Realm failed to notice them, but Zhao Hai did.
Zhao Hai didn’t relax in monitoring the Fireweavers. He wanted to end the war as soon as possible. He also wants to take a look at Halfbeast Island.
The fleet slowly moved forward. Suddenly, Zhao Hai turned his head to see Mu Yao and Hawkins coming over. Zhao Hai immediately stepped aside and gave them a salute.
Mu Yao looked at Zhao Hai and smiled, “Little Hai, how are the preparations? We’re still depending on the large artifacts in the upcoming battle. The Divergent Realm will also be participating. Are there any problems?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “There’s absolutely no problem, Elder can rest assured. But I’m afraid the Immortal Experts of the Fireweaver army would try to attack the ships. When the time comes, I’ll have to depend on the Elders for assistance.”
Hawkins laughed out loud and said, “This is what we do, so of course we would help. You can leave the Immortal Experts to us, you don’t need to worry.”
Zhao Hai nodded. Mu Yao looked in the distance and said, “I’m afraid the Fireweavers already prepared their next defensive line. It wouldn’t be easy. We need to be careful.”
Zhao Hai replied, “Elder, don’t worry, I have sent someone to check the defensive line. They now have a lot of formation disks prepared. It would be hard to attack like we did before.”
Hawkins nodded. He didn’t expect Zhao Hai to know this. The Divergent Realm didn’t share their scouting reports. Moreover, the scouts didn’t meet any people from the Hundred Treasures Realm. This caused Hawkins to be puzzled, he didn’t know how Zhao Hai was able to know these things.
Mu Yao looked at Hawkins and knew that Zhao Hai was able to demonstrate his invisible strength. Although Hawkins was now looking highly upon the Hundred Treasures Realm fleet, he still believed that the Hundred Treasures Realm wouldn’t be able to win battles without the Divergent Realm. Hawkins even expected the Hundred Treasures Realm to be deaf and blind to the situation of the war. Zhao Hai’s words showed Hawkins that the Hundred Treasures Realm still knew everything.
Mu Yao continued his conversation with Zhao Hai, “What do you think? Should we use the large artifacts for a full-on clash, or should we use the sword shuttles?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “No, I plan to use artillery to blast a hole through their defenses first. But after that, we will be meeting with the Fireweavers’ new army formation. The large artifacts will no longer be as useful. I plan to use the large artifacts to break through the defenses after the bombardment. Then we’ll have to proceed slowly from there.”
Mu Yu nodded, “That’s good enough. With the large artifacts present, our losses will be minimized. But we still need to find a way to deal with the Fireweavers’ army formation.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Actually, the only threat about the Fireweavers’ three-dimensional army formation is its shape. It doesn’t add anything to the defensive line’s overall strength. I’ve played with them in the past.”
Zhao Hai’s words roused Mu Yao’s interest. This was the first time Zhao Hai talked about this, he couldn’t help but ask, “You used this kind of army formation before? Why haven’t I heard of it?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s natural that you haven’t heard of it, Elder. I have hardly used this formation since I ascended. This is a formation I used frequently with my Undead when I fought in the lower realms.”
Hawkins curiously asked, “How many Undead do you have? Can they really use the three-dimensional formation?”
Zhao Hai gave a self-confident smile as he replied, “If it weren’t for the low cultivation of my Undead, we wouldn’t have to worry about the Fireweavers’ army formation. Now, I’m currently studying how to improve the cultivation of my undead. I believe it won’t take long before my Undead becomes stronger.”
Mu Yao looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Can you release them to demonstrate? I want to understand how strong this three-dimensional formation is.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Alright. Let’s go to the stern. Elders, please.” Since Mu Yu was on a Giant Spirit Treasure Ships, only Zhao Hai was left on the Hell King’s Ship. Before long, the three arrived at the ship’s stern.
When the three arrived at the stern of the ship, Zhao Hai waved his hand and released an army of 100 thousand Undead. Then the Undead assumed the three-dimensional formation at the quickest speed. After that, the three-dimensional formation continued to change its shape as Zhao Hai explained the strategies involved with it to Mu Yao and Hawkins.
Zhao Hai’s action attracted the attention of the people on the large artifacts. People could be seen watching from their cabins. The three-dimensional formation showed its flexible properties. Everyone looked at it with interest, feeling how imposing the army formation could become.
There are endless changes to the formation. Although it seems suitable for close-ranged combat right now, all cultivators present could understand that an army battle would definitely end in close-ranged combat.
An appropriate army formation could increase the strength of an army while decreasing its rate of casualties. The countless changes of this three-dimensional formation was quite suitable for war.
Once Zhao Hai explained the changes of the three-dimensional formation, Mu Yao and Hawkins went quiet for a while. The two of them were commanders. Naturally, they could see the applications of this kind of formation. Every change corresponds to a certain situation during battle. If such a formation was properly utilized in battle, one could imagine how strong it could be.
Thinking of this, Mu Yao and Hawkins’ hearts shook. After some time, Mu Yao said, “Little Hai, you’re telling me that the Fireweavers are going to use this formation in the battle? Did they master it?”
Zhao Hai shook his head, then he smiled and said, “They haven’t yet, so Elder doesn’t need to worry. The Fireweavers have just begun practicing the formation, they cannot display its full might yet. There’s nothing to be worried about in the meantime.”
Mu Yao and Hawkins let out a long breath. They were also hoping that the Fireweavers hadn’t mastered this formation. If they did, then the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Divergent Realm would be met with suffering.
Zhao Hai looked at the two and said, “But if we cannot deal with the Fireweavers soon, they might be able to improve upon the formation. We don’t know when they’ll be able to use it effectively in battle.”
Mu Yao and Hawkins nodded. They knew clearly that battle formations and even cultivation methods were very rough at the beginning. After countless experiments and modifications, they would slowly evolve and become better. If the Fireweavers were allowed to develop, then maybe they can really develop a powerful three-dimensional formation.
Thinking of this, the two commanders immediately felt the urgency of the war. The Hundred Treasures Realm and the Divergent Realm has developed a life or death enmity with the Fireweavers. If the Fireweavers recover from this war, they would become even more dangerous. The two realms couldn’t allow this to happen. The Fireweavers needed to be annihilated. Otherwise, they would be a menace to the future of the Divergent Realm and the Hundred Treasures Realm. Everyone in the battlefield knew how vengeful the Fireweavers were.
Looking at the two, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile inside. This was the result he wanted to see.