Chapter 1626 – Agree in Principle
As soon as Zhao Hai’s voice fell, he heard a cold snort, “What Hundred Treasures Realm? I don’t even put the Hundred Treasures Realm in my eyes. You want to visit us? Then we’ll be waiting for you.”
Zhao Hai turned his head to look at the Lion Race Patriarch, the smile on his face didn’t change. He looked straight into Ba Silei’s eyes and then at the other Patriarchs and said, “Does the Lion Race Patriarch represent the entire Halfbeast Island? If you have the same thoughts, then I won’t hold you back. You can all leave.”
Hu Quan saw Zhao Hai’s expression and knew that he was serious. Hu Quan might not be afraid if Zhao Hai yelled or was enraged, but Zhao Hai’s killing intent was hidden deep inside his smile.
Hu Quan quickly turned to Ba Silei and said, “Old Ba, isn’t autonomy what our Beast Race wants? The Hundred Treasures Realm already agreed. What are you dissatisfied with?”
Ba Silei glared at Hu Quan before saying, “Shut up. Hu Quan, who do you think you are to speak of me? The Lion Race is the king of Halfbeast Island. The Hundred Treasures Realm wants us to surrender? Keep dreaming!”
Seeing Ba Silei’s fierce glare as well as Hu Quan’s ugly expression, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but laugh inside. The Ba Silei’s words essentially alienated themselves from the other Major Beast Races. It would be strange if the other races still try to help him out.
Halfbeast Island was a good location for the beast races. The 9 Major Beast Races had always been on equal footing with each other. The conditions put forward by the Hundred Treasures Realm was for the 9 Major Races to manage the island together. Ba Silei just placed the Lion Race on the opposite side of the 8 other races. It’s a mystery how this person became the Patriarch of the Lion Race.
Hu Quan’s expression was very ugly. He was also one of the Beast Race Patriarchs yet Ba Silei scolded him in front of many people. This caused Hu Quan to lose face. He didn’t want Zhao Hai to see him as a joke, so he didn’t respond and just sat in place with an ugly expression.
Zhao Hai turned his head and looked at the Patriarchs of the Beast Races. Their expressions weren’t pretty. Then he said, “Since Patriarch Ba says so, then you can leave. I’ll definitely give you a special visit. Patriarchs, if you share the same thoughts as Patriarch Ba, then you are free to leave as well. If you agree to the Hundred Treasures Realm’s proposal, then we can continue chatting.”
The other Patriarchs didn’t move. Seeing the other Patriarchs not moving, Ba Silei’s heart couldn’t help but shake. He finally found a backing, so he dared to go against Zhao Hai. Originally, he thought that the other Patriarchs would side with him. Now it seems like he made a mistake.
Seeing this, Ba Silei couldn’t help but feel regret. He had been careless in his words. He regretted the moment he said that he was the king of Halfbeast Island. Now looking at the expressions of the other Patriarchs, he couldn’t help but feel that he was wrong.
Before Ba Silei could recover, Zhao Hai said, “Patriarch Ba, why haven’t you left? What, you don’t want to leave?”
Hearing this, Ba Silei’s expression turned uglier. He coldly snorted and then left.
After looking at Ba Silei’s departing back, Zhao Hai turned to the other Beast Patriarchs and said, “Everyone, back when the Divergent Realm ruled the island, the Hundred Treasures Realm didn’t hold back in helping you. The Hundred Treasures Realm sacrificed a lot of lives in order to get our hands back on Halfbeast Island. Originally, we didn’t want to compromise, but thinking of our previous relationship, the Hundred Treasures Realm decided to allow the Beast Races autonomy of the island. This is already the realm’s bottom line. From now on, your Beast Races will be treated the same as the subordinate realms under the Hundred Treasures Realm. Ruling Halfbeast Island and standing equally with the Hundred Treasures Realm is impossible. Even if we lose a lot, we can subjugate Halfbeast Island. So I’ll ask you to think properly about our proposal.”
After he said that, Zhao Hai closed his eyes and no longer spoke. Mu Yu and Zhao Hai had been cooperating for a long time, so naturally Mu Yu understood what Zhao Hai wanted to do. Zhao Hai appeared in a domineering manner, occupying the dark side of the conversation. And now it’s time for Mu Yu to become the light, so he immediately said, “Patriarch, the Hundred Treasures Realm is sincere. In the future, we will not interfere with your affairs in Halfbeast Island. When had you seen the Hundred Treasures Realm interfering with its subordinate realms? Also, subordinate realms of the Hundred Treasures Realm could also conduct trade with the realm, and even go to the realm’s smelting trials to temper themselves. This is good for everyone, what do you think?”
The Patriarchs looked at each other and saw that they were moved. To be honest, as Patriarchs, they knew that they couldn’t do anything against the strength of the Hundred Treasures Realm. Now that the Hundred Treasures Realm was taking a step back, they were very happy. If they were to propose any conditions at this time, then they would be going too far.
They weren’t as ambitious as the Lion Race, wanting to be the king of Halfbeast Island. These Patriarchs knew clearly enough that it was impossible. Therefore, they could only settle on the next best thing which was autonomy that was being proposed by the Hundred Treasures Realm.
But they also want to see how the Hundred Treasures Realm would deal with the Lion Race. To say that these Patriarchs had no ambitions at all would be a lie. They were also unwilling to give tribute every year. The Lion Race just happened to volunteer themselves to become a test. If the Hundred Treasures Realm can deal with them, then these Patriarchs wouldn’t mind becoming subordinate realms. If the Hundred Treasures Realm couldn’t, then these Patriarchs wouldn’t hesitate to cause trouble later on.
Hu Quan roughly understood what the other Patriarchs were thinking of, so he spoke first, “Mister Mu Yu, Mister Zhao Hai. In principle, we agree to the Hundred Treasures Realm’s proposal. But this is a major event. We alone cannot make the decision for our respective races, we have to discuss it with everyone. I wonder if you can give us some time to make a decision?”
Mu Yu turned his head to Zhao Hai who didn’t have any intentions to speak. Then he nodded and said, “This is indeed no minor matter. Then we wouldn’t be keeping the Patriarchs for long. But I hope to receive good news from you as soon as possible.”
As soon as Hu Quan and the other Patriarchs heard Mu Yu, they immediately stood up. They gave Zhao Hai and Mu Yu a salute. Zhao Hai also opened his eyes at this time and then led the Patriarchs outside the Hell King’s Ship along with Mu Yu.
Mu Yu and Zhao Hai returned to the cabin after seeing the Patriarchs off. Mu Yu looked at Zhao hai as he frowned and said, “Little Hai, what do they mean by agreeing in principle? Aren’t they showing hesitation?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “They want to test our attitude. The Lion Patriarch just caused a huge ruckus by saying that they’re the kings of Halfbeast Island. If we don’t show a strong reaction, then they wouldn’t cooperate with us. Therefore, how we deal with the Lion Race would reflect how they make their decision.”
Mu Yu knitted his brows and said, “Those fellows are very sly. Little Hai, so what do we do next?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry. Since the Lion Race had such confidence, they certainly have someone to rely on. Let’s make them prepare for some time before we pull in the net and catch them all in one go.”
Mu Yu frowned, “I don’t think it would be that easy. Although Halfbeast Island is controlled by the 9 Major Races, they actually come from the same realm. They entered the battlefield and split into 9 groups. So even if we drive the Lion Race out of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield, they can still come back. This isn’t like the other realms that wouldn’t be able to return for a long time once driven out.”
Zhao Hai’s eyes flashed as he said, “That’s even better. We can use the Lion Race to establish our authority. Not only can we chase them out of the battlefield, we can also pursue them back into their realm and eliminate them. Otherwise, nobody would be afraid of us.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Mu Yu couldn’t help but stare. Then his complexion changed as he said, “Is this alright? Can we really chase them down to their realm? That is their domain.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “There’s no need to rush. We’ll make our preparations and then give them a lightning attack. We will definitely clean them up.”
Mu Yu looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Could we really eliminate the Lion Race? The Lion Race population is quite large.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and didn’t say anything. Mu Yu suddenly remembered the Undead under Zhao Hai’s control, so he no longer asked. Zhao Hai’s Undead were all acquired by Zhao Hai alone and they numbered more than a hundred thousand. From this point alone one can see how murderous Zhao Hai can become.
Mu Yu smiled faintly and said, “I really feel sorry for these Beast Races. I’ve been polite to them, but they ignored me. As a result, they attracted a killing star like you. Now look at them. Hahaha. I hope that they won’t regret it after this.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “This is also something that can’t be helped. In the future, when Brother Mu becomes the leader of the Hundred Treasures Realm, it wouldn’t be good for you to be too murderous. So it’s my job to do these kinds of things.”
Mu Yu smiled and didn’t speak. But he felt that Zhao Hai was more suited to lead the Hundred Treasures Realm. Mu Yu didn’t want to talk too much about this matter, he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “I hope this matter will be resolved soon. I’m about to enter the Immortal Stage. But because of this, I can’t. It’s really annoying.”
Zhao Hai laughed and said, “We’ll solve this matter quickly. This way, you can enter the Immortal Stage with a peace of mind. When the time comes, the Hundred Treasures Realm will have another Immortal Stage Elder. Then I will have to call you Elder Mu Yu.”
Mu Yu frowned and said, “Roll off. Then you would give me a salute every time we meet?”
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but laugh.