Chapter 1609 – Attack Is Blocked
Zhao Hai wanted the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Divergent Realm to attack the Fireweavers with all their strength because he was afraid that delays would come from the two realms. He wanted the two realms to do their best.
If there was no crisis, the two realms would slack off. People are strange like that. If there’s only one person doing something, then that person would be very attentive. But if there’s two people, a situation where both waited and relied on each other would appear.
There was a proverb in China that goes like this, “The more dragons, the more clogged the river.” This was actually true. If the Hundred Treasures Realm and the Divergent Realm preserves their strength and relies on the other party to do the work, then it’s very possible for the Fireweavers to slow them down. Because of this, Zhao Hai showed them the strength of the three-dimensional formation. At the same time, he hammered the idea that nothing good would happen if the two realms don’t work together.
The two realms need to feel the threat of the Fireweavers so that they would cooperate. Zhao Hai truly wanted to deal with the Fireweavers as soon as possible.
Zhao Hai’s goal was the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, the Cloudsea Territory, and the Sky Tower. It would be detrimental to his future plans if the Hundred Treasures Realm lost too many people in the war. Most importantly, if the attack on the Fireweavers fails, then the Hundred Treasures Realm will have gained an extremely strong opponent. This enemy would always be watching on the sidelines, waiting for the Hundred Treasures Realm to make a wrong move. This wasn’t a good thing for the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Although Zhao Hai was fooling Mu Yao, there was nothing he could do. He had no choice, and this was for the sake of the Hundred Treasures Realm.
When the three returned to the ship’s bow, Mu Yao and Hawkins had serious looks on their faces. They were thinking about Zhao Hai’s performance. To be honest, the potential of the formation frightened them.
Zhao Hai ignored their expressions since he was now focused on the Fireweavers. Naturally, the Fireweavers knew that the fleet was approaching. The entire defensive line came alive and their cultivators began to form their three-dimensional formation.
In fact, Zhao Hai already encountered many Fireweaver scouts along the way. However, he didn’t deal with those scouts. He knew very well that it is useless to kill these scouts. Moreover, even if he killed the scouts, the Fireweavers would still be alerted when enough time passes. No matter what, the Fireweavers would be allerted. Therefore, hiding at this time was impossible.
After several hours of travel, the fleet finally arrived at the Fireweavers’ new defensive line. This defensive line was situated in the middle of a mountain range. There were plenty of cannons in the defensive line. Moreover, these cannons were something that Zhao Hai hadn’t seen before. It seems like the Fireweavers were also researching cannons. Their new cannons were now looking more like Zhao Hai’s own artillery.
Formation disks completely filled the entire defensive line. These formations were like a wall that blocked the entire defensive line. If Zhao Hai and the others wanted to attack the Fireweaver Race’s defensive line, then they would have to take precautions against these formation disks.
Zhao Hai, Mu Yao, and Hawkins saw this. Mu Yao turned his head to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, should we act?”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he waved his hand. Cannons then began to pop out of the Giant Spirit Treasure Ships and the Hell King’s Ship. After about a thousand bangs, shells began flying towards the defensive lines.
The defensive line was naturally a rushed job. Its construction wasn’t very detailed. As for the formation disks, their purpose was to slow down the speed of the large artifacts, there was no need to make them perfectly.
As Zhao Hai’s ships made a sound, the Fireweavers’ cannons fired as well. Their cannons were much bigger and had longer range, its shells were also much stronger.
A round of shells hit the shields of the Hell King’s Ship, unexpectedly shaking it. Seeing this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but raise his eyebrows. He discovered that the ammunition of the Fireweavers have gotten stronger.
It must be known that Zhao Hai’s Space had a much more powerful form of gunpowder. He already had it in hand, but he didn’t use it. He didn’t want Mu Yao and the others to know that he’s researching these things.
And now, it seems like the Fireweavers’ gunpowder has gotten more potent. The threat of being eliminated stimulated the realm’s potential. They were now ready to fight the three realms off.
Hawkins stood on the Hell King’s Ship’s deck, so naturally he felt the ship rocking. He couldn’t help but knit his brows as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, the Fireweaver cannons seem to become more violent than before. Can the large artifacts block them?”
Zhao Hai replied, “Elder, don’t worry. Although the Fireweavers’ new cannons are more powerful, the large artifacts will have no problems blocking their attack. Even if the defensive shields fail, the large artifacts still have their own bodies to block.”
Hawkins nodded, but there was still an anxious expression on his face. He has not fought along with Zhao Hai. Because of this, he doesn’t have much understanding of Zhao Hai’s large artifacts, so his worries were normal.
On the other hand, Mu Yao was relatively calm. Looking at Hawkins’ expression, he couldn’t help but faintly smile. However, he didn’t say anything. He believed that Hawkins wouldn’t believe whatever he said at this time. So he might as well keep quiet.
Zhao Hai didn’t pay attention to the cannons’ attack. He kept the cannons aimed at the formation disks. Before long, a large gap appeared on the protected area of the defensive line. It was time for Zhao Hai’s fleet to charge at full power.
When the attacks reduced, Zhao Hai became more relaxed. The threat of the Fireweavers lied on the fact that it worked in conjunction with the formation disks. Now that the formation disks have been cleared, Zhao Hai was now able to properly counter-attack.
But because the large artifacts had received heavy attacks, the defensive shield of some of the Giant Spirit Treasure Ships had been broken through. Their defensive plating has been engaged.
Hawkins was paying close attention to the fleet. When he saw this, he was completely relieved. He looked at Zhao Hai with a flash of appreciation in his eyes.
The fleet directly drove inside. Just as Zhao Hai was in the middle of the formations, he suddenly felt a powerful energy fluctuation. Then he heard a loud explosion. All the formation disks around him had exploded.
Zhao Hai didn’t expect the Fireweavers to come to this. But it was good because the ships already engaged their defensive plates. Otherwise, casualties would begin to appear on the ships.
Although the explosion caused the ships to shake, there were no casualties. The situation still looked great. And now that the area has been completely cleared off, the fleet can begin to raise its speed.
Just as the fleet increased its speed, Zhao Hai discovered a change in the defensive line. Huge beasts began flying out carrying people with cannons on their backs. Then in front were mortars. There were thousands of people involved in this action. This meant that the Fireweavers were able to take out thousands of cannons.
As soon as the mortars appeared, they immediately began firing. The power of the mortars still fell short compared to the cannons, they were completely useless against Zhao Hai’s fleet.
At this time, the artillery of the fleet began firing back. The two sides began blasting each other. The ordinary Fireweavers already took out their rifles and began to fight. Behind those Fireweavers were a large number of cultivators from the subordinate realms, they also took out their artifacts.
Zhao Hai waved his hand, slowing the fleet down. However, he increased the speed of the sword shuttles, sending them towards the army formation of the enemy.
When the sword shuttles moved, the Fireweavers quickly responded. Some Immortal Experts flew from behind to welcome the sword shuttles. At the same time, the cannons on the defensive line aimed towards them. However, the effects weren’t good.
Seeing that the opponents dispatched their Elders this early, Hawkins and Mu Yao were startled. But since the opponent already made their move, they also had to respond. Immortal Experts on their side began to move in order to greet the Immortal Experts of the Fireweaver Race.
The two groups of Immortal Experts met in the sky and immediately began fighting. The energy fluctuations of their fight was so strong that it even changed the course of a cannon’s shell.
Hawkins looked at the battle of the Immortal Experts and couldn’t help but frown. He looked at Mu Yao and said, “Elder Mu, did you notice that the Fireweavers seem to be dragging us down.”
Mu Yao nodded and said, “Yes, they want to fight a protracted battle with us. They sent their Immortal Experts so soon, moreover they chose to fight in front of our fleet. They want to use this method to stop our fleet from advancing. Little Hai, what do you think?”
Zhao Hai looked at the battle between the Immortal Experts and said, “The path ahead has already been blocked by the Immortal Experts, so there’s no way for us to advance. We can only step back and fly at a low altitude to deal with their defenses first. Then we’ll think about how to deal with them.”
Hawkins replied, “It seems like we can only go like this. The Fireweavers are too sly to use their Immortal Experts to block us like this.” Zhao Hai nodded when he heard this. He immediately waved his hand as the large artifacts slowly retreated. After going back a certain distance, the fleet began to descend before flying straight towards the defensive line.
Naturally, the Fireweavers understood what Zhao Hai wanted to do. Their cannons adjusted their angle and began firing at the fleet.
However, such an attack was completely ineffective against Zhao Hai’s fleet. With its shields, the large artifacts had no need to be afraid of enemy fire.
The cannons on the ships also fired back at the defensive line. But it was clear that the defensive line had been reinforced. The cannons were unable to deal with the defenses.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly when he saw this, then he said, “The Fireweavers have learned to be smart. Haha. Elder, it seems like an old friend is here.”
Mu Yao looked at the Fireweavers and nodded, “A good friend is here. Zhu Zhifeng fought against us, so she knows the power of our cannons. Seeing the defensive line being intact, it seems to be made under Zhu Zhifeng’s command. I didn’t expect the Fireweavers to adapt this quickly.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “The battlefield is the best training ground. For anyone who wants to learn warfare, the battlefield is the best classroom. Making such a mistake, the Fireweavers naturally wouldn’t repeat it. Moreover, Zhu Zhifeng is strong. She almost prevented us from meeting the Divergent Realm. This woman isn’t simple.”
Mu Yao nodded and said, “So what do we do now?”
Hawkins has been listening to the conversation between Mu Yao and Zhao Hai. He found that the two weren’t talking in a way an Elder talks to his juniors. Zhao Hai wasn’t too polite to Mu Yao while Mu Yao wasn’t offended by Zhao Hai’s tone. This only showed Zhao Hai’s status in the Hundred Treasures Realm.
After knowing that Zhao Hai was a divergent ability user, Hawkins has been trying to improve his relationship with him. Although he hasn’t contacted Zhao Hai, Hawkins was prepared to recruit him. But before he did, he wanted to see what kind of person Zhao Hai was and his status in the Hundred Treasures Realm.
However, the current situation caused Hawkins to frown. It was clear that Zhao Hai had a very high status in the Hundred Treasures Realm. If he spoke to Mu Yao this way and Mu Yao wasn’t offended, this meant that Zhao Hai wouldn’t be easy to recruit.
Although the Hundred Treasures Realm was inferior to the Divergent Realm, it was also one of the biggest realms in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. And Zhao Hai was very well respected in this realm. If the Divergent Realm recruits him and gives him the same status in the Divergent Realm, then people might not agree. Therefore, it would be very hard to pull Zhao Hai into the Divergent Realm.
As Hawkins was ruminating on his plans, Zhao Hai was looking at the Fireweaver defense line. He frowned and said, “I’m afraid it would be very difficult to advance. If it was really designed by Zhu Zhifeng, then it would definitely have countermeasures against the sword shuttles.”
Mu Yao replied, “Let the sword shuttles try to attack first. If it fails then we’ll retreat and think of how to proceed.”
Zhao Hai nodded, he waved his hand and sent the sword shuttles towards the Fireweavers’ defensive line.