BTFTLIAW – Chapter 570

Chapter 570 – Prophecy

Zhao Hai didn’t know that the Dwarves had business dealings with the Beastmen before, so he smiled and said, “It’s nothing great, I just have good relationships with the Beastmen. When I went to the Prairie last time, the Beast King invited me over for a meal since he thinks highly of me. During the meal, I told him that I would be visiting here so he asked me to get some ironwares with me when I come back. Therefore, I’ll have to give some ironwares to the Beastmen when I return.”

Zhao Hai might be speaking calmly , but Juno and Billy heard things in a different tone. The two of them were aware of the relationship between the Humans and the Beastmen. There were a lot of Humans who can visit the Prairie to do business, however, it was rare for them to even get a glance of the Beast King.

Most importantly, from Zhao Hai’s words,  it seems like the Beast King still invited him over despite the recent war between the two races. This was enough to explain Zhao Hai’s standing inside the Beatman Prairie.

Juno looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, did you really share a meal with the Beast King?”

Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I did, I cannot lie about this matter. After some time, Humans would be coming back to the Prairie to do business. They will surely know about this matter. The reason why I was able to cooperate for milk wine with the entire Beastman race was because of the Beast King’s help. Thanks to him sending his Beast King’s letters, the Beastmen believed me.”

Juno and BIlly became surprised as they asked, “Beast King’s letters?”

Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Yes, I think that’s what they called it. What’s wrong? I asked the Beast King for help and he didn’t say anything else.”

Juno and Billy stared at Zhao Hai for some time before Billy opened his mouth and said, “Kid, do you know what the Beast King’s letters represent?”

Zhao Hai stared, “Represent? Isn’t it just like notices sent by humans?”

Juno smiled bitterly and said, “You really know nothing, no wonder the Beastman Race helped you. The Beast King just couldn’t casually use his letters, they were only sent during important matters. Otherwise, the Beastmen wouldn’t hold his words in high regard.”

Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I think it’s because of my milk wine business, it’s quite important to the beastmen. I even needed the help of the Hawk race in order to collect the massive amounts of milk wine. Otherwise, this cooperation would be impossible to progress quickly.”

Juno knit his brows and said, “That’s not right, why would the Beastmen believe you easily? The Beastmen had always been on guard against the Human race, why would they help you right now?”

Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Besides being a merchant, I’m also a Foreign Prince of the Herculean Bull tribe. Moreover, I also have the friendship flags of the Dog Race and the Black Bear Tribe. Therefore, they immediately trusted me.”

Juno didn’t understand this, so he was confused and asked, “Friendship flag? What is this friendship flag?”

Compared to Juno, Billy was more shocked than Zhao Hai, “Did you really obtain a Beastman Friendship flag? How is that possible?”

Juno became more puzzled, “What happened? What is a friendship flag?”

Billy forced a smile and said, “Beastman flags are divided into many types. People who do business with the Beastmen will receive that tribe’s War Flag, however, that flag has nothing of value. The Friendship Flag is different, as long as someone gets a Friendship Flag, that would mark him as a friend to the Beastmen, a genuine true friend. It represents being a friend worthy of them sacrificing their life for. Now you see how important Friendship Flags are? Also, Foreign Prince of the Herculean Bull Tribe? What’s this all about?”

Zhao Hai smiled, “I’ve managed to help the Herculean Bulls in their time of extreme trouble. Also, the current Patriarch of the Herculean Bulls is my Beheading Blood Oath Brother. Therefore, I’ve become their tribe’s foreign Prince.”

Billy forced a smile and said, “Kid, you’re really lucky. No wonder the Beast King is willing to see you and even use his letters to help your business. Your milk wine business affects the entire Beastman Race, if they didn’t trust you then it might not have gone through.”

Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I’ve always been fair in trading with the Beastmen. The price that I sell them grain is lower than all of the other Human Merchants. This also explains why my relationship with them is very good.”

Billy nodded, “Now I believe you. It seems like you’re genuine. I just hope that your business with our Dwarf Race gets to a point similar to your relationship with the Beastmen.”

Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Rest assured, it will.”

Billy smiled and said, “I hope. Right, how much milk wine did you bring? I want a lot.”

Zhao Hai smiled and said, “You want a lot, but I have a lot. I’m afraid you won’t want all of them.”

Billy laughed and said, “Kid, you shouldn’t think too high of yourself. You’re underestimating the amount of liquor we Dwarves drink. If you want figures, then I’ll be taking 10 million jin.”

Zhao Hai bitterly smiled, he didn’t think that the Dwarves would want this many, he was indeed overconfident. However, it doesn’t matter, he already had 1 million jin of milk wine inside the Space. He looked at Billy and laughed as well, “I didn’t think that you would want this many. I only have 1 million jin at this time. I can give the remaining amount in the future, what do you think?”

Billy laughed, “Alright, 1 million jin is enough. Right, you need to wait for a few days to get the things that you want. You stay here first, I also need to reminisce with old Juno. Tomorrow, I’ll take you to look around. If you need anything just send word and we’ll make sure to take care of it.”

Zhao Hai immediately became happy as he said, “That’s fantastic, I thank the Patriarch.”

Billy waved his hand and said, “No need to be polite. You go rest first while I have some people prepare some food. I’ll have someone invite you when the time comes.”

Then he turned his head outside and said, “Someone come here!” As his voice fell, a Dwarf came in from outside and bowed to Billy.

Billy nodded and said, “Lead Mister Zhao Hai and his wives to their resting area. Prepare a good room for them, he’s our friend, don’t neglect him.”

The Dwarf complied, then he led Zhao Hai and the others to exit. Seeing Zhao Hai leave, Billy turned to Juno and said, “Old fogy, you’ve really brought a decent person here this time. The Buddha Empire has been pressing our Dwarf Race in the recent years. If we can do business with Zhao Hai, then we might be able to be unafraid of the Buddha Empire.”

Juno smiled bitterly and said, “I actually didn’t expect him to hold such high status. It seems like the Buda Clan rising up in one year is not a fluke.”

Billy laughed and said, “I must say, you really outdid yourself this time. Right, why would you assist him? Does he have relationship with you? From what I knew, your Hurricane Family and the Buda Clan seems to have no past relations.”

Juno chuckled and replied, “Your right, our Hurricane Family and the Buda Clan doesn’t have any prior relationship. You might not have known, but Kristen had been the one doing business in the Rosen Empire. But this time, she was attacked by the people of the Radiant Church when she was heading back. If it wasn’t for Zhao Hai passing by, Kristen might have been ended.”

Billy stared for a moment before his eyes turned cold, “Radiant Church? THE Radiant Church? Why would they dare attack Kristen? No wonder I’ve been hearing about their churches in the Buddha Empire being picked off. Is it your doing?”

Juno coldly snorted and said, “Our Hurricane Family might have been good, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t have any temper. If we just let the Radiant Church go, then our family would be shamed in the continent. In the future, we wouldn’t be able to hold our heads high in the continent.”

Billy laughed at Juno’s reply, “Alright, that’s good. I have known you for so long, even I became angry with this. No wonder Kristen was not here to pick your goods, you actually sent her to Rosen Empire. That’s understandable, that place is not very far..”

Juno smiled bitterly and said, “That’s why I sent her there. Fortunately, she didn’t succumb to the enemies. If she didn’t, then I don’t know what I might do.”

Billy coldly snorted, “The Radiant Church is now quite weak, but they still dared to make this move. I should’ve given them a lesson. They came here in the past wanting to preach, fortunately, we drove them away.”

Juno said, “The Radiant Church came to preach here? Why didn’t I know that? There’s no news about this in the continent.”

Billy sneered, “They kidnapped a few Dwarves in the past and wanted them to come back here and preach in secret. But when they went to give respects in the Divine Palace, the hammer of the temple discovered them and they were all killed. It was later discovered that they were people of the Radiant Church.”

Juno replied, “There’s such a thing? I thought that the hammer in the Great Hall is just an ordinary one. Does the hammer really have special abilities?”

Billy looked at Juno and said, “I already told you before, that hammer is a Divine Artifact, but you didn’t believe me. Hmph”

After BIlly said this, a Dwarf’s voice was heard from the outside, “Patriarch, I have something to report.”

Billy said, “Come in.”

Then the Dwarf guide from before came in and stared at Juno. Billy frowned and said, “Ian, what’s wrong? Tell me. Don’t worry about Juno, he’s our friend, we don’t need to hide anything from our friend.”

Ian immediately said, “Yes, I’ve been unfair to Mister Juno.” Then he gave a bow to Juno who waved his hand. Then Ian turned his head to Billy and said, “Patriarch, I have something to report about Zhao Hai. When Zhao Hai and Mister Juno went to the Divine Palace to pay respects, Mister Zhao Hai said that he had felt pressure from the Divine Artifact. He says that the Artifact is like a fearful existence surpassing 9th rank.”

Juno already heard this from Zhao Hai’s own mouth, so he wasn’t startled by the report. However, when Billy heard Ian’s report, his expression changed immediately, he stood up and looked deeply into Ian’s eyes and said, “Really? Did he say this?”

Ian nodded, “Yes, Patriarch. If you don’t believe me, then you can ask Mister Juno, he was also present at that time.”

Billy turned his head to Juno, Juno didn’t understand why Ian’s words made Billy tense. But he also knew that this wasn’t any small matter, therefore he immediately nodded and said, “Zhao Hai did say that, but I think that he was just cracking a joke. But from what I can see in your expression, it seems like Zhao Hai was telling the truth.”

Upon hearing the confirmation, Billy sat back on his chair as he bitterly smiled and said, “So the legend came true, I didn’t expect that this day would come.”

Juno was confused, he looked at Billy and said, “What’s wrong? Aren’t those just stories?”

Billy waved his hand, making Ian exit first, then he said, “It isn’t that simple, you might have seen Divine Artifacts before, but can you feel their might?”

Juno shook his head and said, “I couldn’t. I can’t even tell that it was a Divine Artifact. So what’s wrong with Zhao Hai knowing the might of Divine Artifacts?”

Billy nodded and said, “It’s because of this, theres a legend in our Dwarf Race related to that Divine Artifact. What you said in the past isn’t wrong, other than our Dwarf Race, no other race can feel that the hammer is a Divine Artifact. Actually, the legend of our Dwarf Race is really a prophecy. The prophecy says that when a person that is not a Dwarf discover the existence of the Divine Artifact, the the entire continent will suffer a catastrophe. However, the person who discovered the Artifact would be the one who would save the entire continent. He would be the saviour of all, the King of Kings.”

Juno stared at Billy, he really cannot convince himself to believe the old Dwarf’s words. Seeing Juno’s expression, Billy bitterly smiled and said, “Besides the Dwarves, no other race knows about this. The exact prophecy goes like this, ‘Recognition of the Divine Artifact, Wilting of the Tree of Life, Ruling the Five Forbidden Areas, Of which the Day of Catastrophe will arrive. The King of all, Hero of Salvation, he shall arrive. Aid the Hero, and the Continent will be saved.’ This meant that when someone other than our Race recognizes the Divine Artifact, and the Elves’ Tree of Life starts to wilt, and also when the Five Forbidden Areas gets conquered, a big disaster shall arrive to the Continent. When the King of all appears and saves the continent, our Dwarf Race would have to follow him and help him save all of the races in the continent.”

Juno was shocked at Billy’s revelation, he said, “Recognizing the Divine Artifact? Drying of the Tree of Life? Conquering the Five Forbidden Areas? Those are related to each other? So you’re saying that Zhao Hai is the person from the prophecy? You and the Elves have contact, what is the situation of their Tree of Life right now?”

Billy shook his head and said, “i don’t really know. But this prophecy came along with the Divine Artifact when it appeared in our race. Our Dwarf Race’s almanac held these words, I don’t think that it’s written by just anyone.”

Juno was speechless. He knew that the Dwarves’ history is much longer than his Hurricane Family. Although the Dwarves have moved several times, their solidarity didn’t disappear. Therefore, their race’s history shouldn’t have been falsely written.


20 thoughts on “BTFTLIAW – Chapter 570

  1. You’re finally back!! You don’t know how much I miss you!!

    King of king, I like that sound.

  2. Ahaha “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” the dwarves god protecting their faith by destroying infidels ahahah

  3. ‘Recognition of the Divine Artifact, Wilting of the Tree of Life, Ruling the Five Forbidden Areas, Of which the Day of Catastrophe will arrive. The King of all, Hero of Salvation, he shall arrive. Aid the Hero, and the Continent will be saved.’

    Wow that’s future events huh? Well, I don’t think that’s a problem for Zhao Hai later~~


    1. To Do List:
      Recognition of the Divine Artifact(Check/Done)
      Wilting of the Tree of Life
      Ruling the Five Forbidden Area (1/5 done)
      Of which the Day of Catastrophe will arrive.
      The King of all, Hero of Salvation, he shall arrive.(Done/Check)
      Aid the Hero, and the Continent will be saved.

      So he still got a lot of stuff to finish before he can finish the To Do list.

  4. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Recognition or recognize? Is the raw chinese word about those a bit ambiguous?

  5. Ahhhhhhhhhh I want more I want memo ahhhhhhhhhh why did these appear when classes is almost starting

  6. The roots of Cai’er in the flower city lies in the demon world, the same one as that damned area, (the forbidden 5th area) maybe there are other rifts in the world that will be realized once the 5 areas has been conqured and the tree of life that blocks the progress towards the event is gone..

    Its a fairly good buildup and pretty far off into the future, the author has changed his style a bit. I like that.

    He is still predicting Zhao Hai’s triumph though, i would like to see him going through some setbacks every once in a while to make the story feel more life-like.
    (Life is all about 70% failures and setbacks and roughly 30% sucess and learning from the first 70% of failures.)

    Thank you for the chapter and the treat! (^_^)/

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