Chapter 1625 – Zhao Hai the Nobody
Mu Yu looked at the jade sword message in his hand. The jade sword message was telling him how to deal with Halfbeast Island. As soon as he saw the contents, Mu Yu immediately knew that the idea came from Zhao Hai. Nobody but him can come up with such an idea.
Moreover, the jade sword message said that Zhao Hai just came back. He would return to Bluetree Planet before coming over to help.
Mu Yu truly admired Zhao Hai. At the same time, he was disheartened. Mu Yu was a genius in the Hundred Treasures Realm, but he was lacking in every aspect compared to Zhao Hai.
Despite this, he wasn’t jealous of Zhao Hai. This was because he knew that Zhao Hai was doing his best for the Hundred Treasures Realm. Also, the Hundred Treasures Realm didn’t treat him unfairly. The realm was strong and was a good place for cultivation. If Zhao Hai didn’t give back to the realm, then it would be unfair.
If there’s no skin, the hair has nowhere to adhere to. This was what Mu Yu thought. For him, the Hundred Treasures Realm was fundamental. So even if Zhao Hai performed better than anyone else and has become very popular in the realm, he wasn’t angry. Instead, Mu Yu was very supportive of Zhao Hai. Only in this way would the Hundred Treasures Realm become better.
There were people from the Mu Faction that told Mu Yu to be careful of Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai was rising fast up the rankings in the realm. In the future, Zhao Hai might affect Mu Yu’s position in the Hundred Treasures Realm.
However, Mu Yu didn’t take this advice too seriously. Mu Yu had been with Zhao Hai for a long time. He found that Zhao Hai doesn’t want power. Multiple times in the past, Zhao Hai would hand over his merits to Mu Yu and retreat in the back. At that time, Mu Yu didn’t understand, but now he did. Zhao Hai didn’t want any misunderstandings to happen between the two of them. Mu Yu was appreciative about this point.
To be honest, Mu Yu was exhausted with Halfbeast Island. Every single thing about the island was a headache to deal with. Because he was dealing with these things, Mu Yu’s cultivation time has been deeply affected.
Mu Yu was half-step into the Immortal Stage. If he was given time, he would have become an Immortal Expert by now. To be honest, Mu Yu’s thirst for cultivation was stronger than his desire for power. He now hopes that Zhao Hai would come to the Halfbeast island and handle everything. Then he would have time to cultivate.
But since Zhao Hai has yet to arrive, Mu Yu couldn’t do anything. After receiving the jade sword message, he immediately went to invite the leaders of various beast races. He wanted to have a good chat with them.
Halfbeast Island wasn’t big, but it was dominated by 9 Major Beast Races with strengths equivalent to middle medium-grade realm. Naturally, this strength was nothing in front of the Hundred Treasures Realm. But the combined strength of the 9 Major Beast Races was still hard to deal with for the Hundred Treasures Realm.
Additionally, the 9 Major Beast Races had great prestige in Halfbeast Island. With them at the front, the smaller beast races attached to their sides. They caused the Hundred Treasures Realm to suffer a huge headache.
Naturally, the 9 Major Beast Races weren’t very united, they also contradicted each other. The Lion and Tiger Races hate each other. The Wolf Race was arrogant. The Snake Race was unpopular. The Bear and Eagle Races also have enmity with each other. The Fox Race were quite grounded and nobody offended them. As for the Elephant and Rhinoceros Races, they were staunch allies.
Originally, Mu Yu thought that he could use these contradictions between the beast races. However, he didn’t expect the beast races to be more wary of foreign races. It was impossible for him to take advantage of these conflicts.
Now that the realm gave him a method to deal with the situation, Mu Yu was quite relaxed. As long as he has a good talk with the beast races, he could find out about their thoughts and think of ways to deal with them.
There were 10 thousand cultivators that came with Mu Yu this time. They didn’t have any losses, but a few of them were injured. They were stuck on what to do currently. Additionally, the 9 Beast Races have been headaches. Because of them, the cultivators weren’t very happy with being in Halfbeast Island.
Mu Yu didn’t let the cultivators send the message. Instead he just took out a communication slip and sent the word to the 9 Major Beast Races, asking them to discuss autonomy.
Mu Yu and the others were currently inside Zhao Hai’s Hell King’s Ship. Fortunately for them, they were inside Zhao Hai’s ship. Otherwise, they would have suffered a lot under the attacks of beast races.
The Hell King’s Ship served as a powerful deterrent. And with the Hell King’s Ship combat strength, the beast races had to think properly before attacking Mu Yu and the others.
Moreover, these Beast Races weren’t fools. Their attacks towards the Hundred Treasures Realm was only to disarm the people of the Hundred Treasures Realm. They also knew about Mu Yu’s identity. If they really hurt Mu Yu, or if the Hundred Treasures Realm loses too much, the realm might be angry and send out troops. When that time comes, the 9 Beast Race might not be able to stop them.
Nevertheless, the 9 Major Beast Races don’t really think too much about Mu Yu. It has been more than a year since Mu Yu and the others arrived at Halfbeast Island. They haven’t done anything great and they were even polite, which made the beast races arrogant. So although it had been several days since Mu Yu sent his message out, the 9 Major Beast Races didn’t send anyone to the Hell King’s Ship.
Mu Yu wasn’t worried. He knows that the 9 Major Beast Races were just demonstrating their authority. They will come later on. In fact, Mu Yu was happy that the Beast Races were delayed. The longer they delay, the possibility of Zhao Hai arriving before the meeting would be greater.
Nine days after Mu Yu sent his message, the 9 Major Beast Races finally arrived. Each group brought 5000 people. The 9 Major Beast Races brought more than 40 thousand people overall. They encircled the Hell King’s Ship in an overbearing manner. They made it clear that they didn’t respect Mu Yu.
Although Mu Yu had a good temperament, his complexion turned ugly at this display. He didn’t go out to greet the representatives and just sent someone to fetch them. Each Beast Race Patriarch brought along two people with them. It was as if they were bandits going to a negotiation.
When the 9 Beast Patriarchs entered the cabin, they just gave Mu Yu a casual salute before sitting down. They showed no respect at all.
Although Mu Yu didn’t like their actions, he didn’t say anything. Once everyone had settled down, Mu Yu spoke, “I invited the Patriarchs to discuss the autonomy of Halfbeast Island. I wonder what your thoughts are about this?”
One of the Patriarchs smiled as he looked at Mu Yu and asked, “May I know what Mister Mu Yu means by autonomy?”
Mu Yu turned his head and saw that it was the Fox Race Patriarch Hu Quan. Mu Yu smiled and answered, “What we mean is that Halfbeast Island would continue to be under the control of the Beast Races. However, the 9 Major Beast Races must submit to the Hundred Treasures Realm and pay tribute every year. Moreover, the 9 Major Beast Races would send troops during war. In other words, everything will be handled the same way we treat our subordinate realms.”
Mu Yu’s explanation caused the beasts to stare. Then they looked at each other. They saw the trace of excitement in their eyes.
The 9 Major Beast Races knew that it’s impossible for them to be equal to the Hundred Treasures Realm with their strength. It was good for them to be treated the same as subordinate realms. In fact, this was the result they wanted the most, they just didn’t clearly state it.
However, some of the beasts didn’t accept it immediately. A brawny man with a huge beard coldly snorted and said, “Why should we surrender to the Hundred Treasures Realm? Do you have the strength?”
Mu Yu’s complexion changed, the same was true for the other Beast Patriarchs. They could hold Mu Yu back and make him suffer a headache, but the same wasn’t true for the Hundred Treasures Realm. If this was made known, how would the Hundred Treasures Realm deal with them? Would this compel them to an irreconcilable feud?
Before Mu Yu could reply, another voice answered, “Since you guys aren’t convinced, then there’s no need to talk further. Please return. We will make sure to come visit you in a few days.” Then a figure walked in from outside. This person looked very ordinary. He had an everpresent smile on his face.
Seeing this person, Mu Yu couldn’t help but laugh as he said, “Little Hai, you’re here? Hahaha. It has been more than a year since I saw you. I thought you forgot about me.” Zhao Hai stepped forward and gave Mu Yu a hug. After a while, he smiled and said, “Brother Yu, you seem to have aged rapidly in just a year.” After he said that, he turned towards the 9 Beast Patriarchs.
The bearded man looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Who are you?”
Zhao Hai looked at the man and then smiled faintly as he said, “I’m Zhao Hai, just a nobody. It’s not surprising for Patriarch to not know me. You’re from the Lion Race right? Since Mister thinks that the Hundred Treasures Realm isn’t strong enough to make you submit, then Mister can leave. We will go to the Lion Race personally in the future. Since all of you have been invited by Brother Yu, I won’t deal with you today. Everyone that wants to discuss further can stay. Those that want to leave can leave.”
As he said that, Zhao Hai looked at the other people in the cabin with a smile on his face. However, his gaze was as sharp as a blade, making everyone not dare look at him in the face.
The Fox Race Patriarch immediately replied, “It’s a misunderstanding. Mister Zhao Hai has misunderstood. Mister’s name is like thunder in my years. We have admired Mister for a long time. Mister, please sit down. Ba Silei didn’t mean to offend you.”
Zhao Hai looked at the others and said, “Everyone should know that the Hundred Treasures Realm is taking a step back. What, do you really think that you can defeat the Hundred Treasures Realm? We are showing our sincerity to you. I think you should do the same. We both don’t want to see our people fighting each other. I also need to remind you not to see the Hundred Treasures Realm’s tolerance as a weakness.”