BTFTLIAW – Chapter 976

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Chapter 976 – The Underworld’s Three Big Powers

Kampala looked at the spatial rift before finally deciding to enter. And just as they entered the spatial rift, the Space immediately issued a prompt!

In fact, Charles talked a lot with Kampala because he was allowed to by Zhao Hai. And Zhao Hai also agreed in order to get Kampala and the others into the Space.

Zhao Hai initially wanted to use the Space to directly absorb them. However, it did not succeed. The Space sounded out saying that Kampala and the others were intelligent lifeforms and cannot be forced.

Although Kampala and the others couldn’t be directly absorbed into the Space, they could be deceived in entering. As long as they enter the Space, and by the fact that they were undead, the Space could immediately subdue them.

Sure enough, when Kampala and the others entered the Space, the Space immediately issued a prompt. This prompt was nothing more than the detection of special robots and things like subduing them. Zhao Hai discovered that even if the Space said that they were subdued, then this didn’t mean that they would be fully subservient. This was probably a type of law present inside the Space. Being its own independent space, it had its own laws that would always cater to Zhao Hai’s needs. Anything unfavorable to Zhao Hai couldn’t exist inside.

As Kampala and the others surrendered to the Space, Zhao Hai immediately took them into the Space’s villa. Upon entering the villa, Kampala and the others immediately gave Zhao Hai a salute, “We’ve seen the Young Master.”

Zhao Hai nodded, then he waved his hand. After doing that, something about Guli and Jiang Zhen changed. Guli grew flesh, blood, and skin; turning himself into a powerful robust man. On the other hand, Jiang Zheng’s flesh and blood turned into a normal person’s. His skin radiated as though it was ancient bronze. His stature was very thin, his fangs and nails shrank. He looked more like a ordinary man. Meanwhile, Charles and Kampala kept fluttering in the air.

Zhao Hai smiled at the three and said, “Sit down and tell me about the situation of the Underworld. I truly want to deal with the man in the Dark Temple.” Then he turned to Kampala and said, “Kampala, what you said about the Underworld, is it really as you say?”

Kampala nodded and said, “Yes Young Master. If we look at the surface situation, then there are three forces in the Underworld. The first one is the Dark Temple which is now the master of most of the Underworld. Moreover, they’re not just thinking about the Underworld, they are also planning on invading other planes. They’re very difficult to deal with.”

“The second force is us. What people call us is the Rebel Army. We’re resisting the rule of the Dark Temple.”

“The third force is the one Charles and the others belong to. They’re know as the Free Alliance. They are a loose alliance of people who do not want to participate in the war.”

Zhao Hai got to the point, “How many are you in your group? Now that you are in mine, would they disagree? Charles, you too, you’ve been with me for some time. Will the people of your group look for you?”

Kampala shook his head and said, “Young Master can rest assured. Our group is basically a simple collective. We only exist in form and category. Nobody commands anyone and nobody is anyone’s subordinate. It’s probably because of this that we are no match against the Dark Temple.”

Zhao Hai nodded and said, “That’s good. Later on, bring your men into the Space. If you want to practice, you can do that in the Hell Space. If you don’t, then I can arrange for what you want to do. At this moment, I don’t have the time to deal with the Underworld. After I deal with everything else, I will head to the Underworld.”

Kampala nodded, “Alright. Young Master, the spatial rift to the Ark Continent is located inside my territory. Because of that, others are still unaware of it. If the people from the Dark Temple see it, they will definitely attack the Ark Continent. You need to make preparations.”

Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Rest assured. As soon as they appear in the Ark Continent I will make sure that they wouldn’t be able to return. Kampala, you go out with me first. Call your people over to enter the Space. After that, you can decide on what you want to do.”

Naturally, Kampala didn’t have any objections. And this wasn’t because he was obeying Zhao Hai right now. Even if he was asked this question before, he would still not hesitate to agree. He missed the life before the war. A life like that was what he always wanted.

Just as Kampala said, the spatial rift was placed in his domain. All of the undead here were his subordinates. With one command from Kampala, all of the undead entered the Space.

Upon seeing these undead, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be startled. There were human-shaped undead as well as beast-shaped ones, the human-shaped being the majority. Moreover, their strength wasn’t bad, the number was nothing to scoff at either. This was out of Zhao Hai’s expectation.

But after taking the undead into the Space, Zhao Hai immediately put them back and let them roam around the dark mist. This way, once the other forces notice the spatial rift, Zhao Hai would be informed.

.Kampala already told Zhao Hai that the undead creatures of the Underworld were very sensitive when it came to the Dark Mist. Although there were a lot of Dark Mists in the Underworld, as long as it expands to the Ark Continent, the other undead would eventually find out. When that time comes, they would surely come.

Zhao Hai wasn’t worried about this matter. He had Kampala’s people go back into the Dark Mist just for monitoring. They weren’t there to block the enemies from attacking the Ark Continent.

After taking care of Kampala’s matter, Zhao Hai returned to Yanking city. Bluewell was still busy with the factory so Zhao Hai was currently idle. Because of this, Zhao Hai didn’t have any matters to attend to after returning.

During the day, Zhao Hai brought Laura and the others all throughout the city. They bought everything they saw that was interesting. As for the remaining time, they made sure to understand the underlying matters of the Atlanta Plane. At the same time, Zhao Hai was also paying attention to the Winged Pegasus Clan’s situation.

Soon after the O’Neal family discovered the spatial rift to the Winged Pegasus, they began to act. However, it was clear that the O’Neal family were being very careful. They didn’t immediately begin their attack. Instead, they made sure to have everything prepared before they commence.

Zhao Hai didn’t find anything wrong with the O’Neal family’s movements. Everything was under his expectations. The better they handle things, the more pressure the Winged Pegasus would feel.

Time unknowingly passed for three days. On this day, Zhao Hai just had his breakfast and was preparing to leave with the ladies. But then, Bluewell suddenly arrived. Bluewell was dressed nearly. Although his eyes were blood red, his hair was combed well and one could see the vigorous energy coming from his body.

Upon seeing Bluewell’s appearance, Zhao Hai immediately said, “What happened? You seem to be very happy.”

Bluewell passionately nodded as he said, “Yes Mister, I’m very happy. The company’s registration went very smoothly. Presently, the company has been registered.”

Zhao Hai nodded and said, “That’s good. The next step is to choose the location of the factory. Do you have any ideas?”

Bluewell smiled faintly and said, “I’ve already chosen a place. Although it would need a bit of effort to set up the place, it would be a good location once everything is done.”

Zhao Hai smiled and replied, “Alright, let’s go and have a look at it.”

Bluewell nodded, then he led Zhao Hai and the others to leave the hotel. Zhao Hai didn’t let the hotel arrange a vehicle for them. Instead, they rode Zhao Hai’s RV towards the southeastern part of Yanking City.

Before long, Zhao Hai and the others reached the outskirts of Yanking City. At this place, a river flowed through Yanking City. The surface of the river was very wide and it was the most important aquatic location of the region. It can be said that Yanking City’s big factories were centralized nearby this river, taking full advantage of its transport capabilities.

Zhao Hai went all around the city in the past few days, so naturally he was well acquainted with this river. He even rented a ship and went upstream. Although it was for the sake of playing around, it also doubled as a tour to see the factories in the city.

One has to recognize that the factories of Yanking City were really good. After a few days of observation, Zhao Hai was sure that these factories were working for the O’Neal family, producing a large number of magic armors for them. Parts of magic armors as well as energy converters were going out of this place. All of which were very important for the O’Neal family.

However, Zhao Hai didn’t make a move on them. The O’Neal family still had great use for him. Even if he wanted to deal with the O’Neal family, he would have to wait until later on.

After seeing where Bluewell was taking him, Zhao Hai gently furrowed his brow and said, “Bluewell, are you leading us to Wolf Fang Mountain?”

Wolf Fang Mountain was located south of Yanking City’s East District. It was different compared to the densely forested mountains. Wolf Fang Mountain was famous as being a huge chunk of stone. Moreover, it had a strangely structured stone forest that interlaced with one another. Although the mountain was on the edge of the river, it would take a lot of resources before it could be used.

Bluewell nodded and said, “We’re heading towards Wolf Fang Mountain. Moreover, I’m planning on opening our factory there.”

Upon hearing Bluewell, Zhao Hai knit his brows, “I have seen Wolf Fang Mountain. If we want to transform the mountain, then wouldn’t we need to pay a lot of money?”

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BTFTLIAW – Chapter 975

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Chapter 975 – Charles!

Laura frowned as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Brother Hai, if this is the case, then we can only ascend in the Divine Realm or in the Atlanta Plane.”

Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s still early for us to ascend, so there’s no need to worry about that. We’ll take a look at the Ascension magic armors of the Atlanta Plane first. If it exists, then that would be good. But if it doesn’t, then we could only ascend in the Divine Realm. To be honest, I’d rather ascend in the Divine Realm and meet Lu Wei rather than ascending in the Underworld.”

Laura nodded, “The Underworld is full of dark energy. I believe the person who manages it isn’t good. Brother Hai’s decision is correct.”

Zhao Hai added, “I agreed to helping Kampala and the others because I want to learn more about the Cultivation Realm. So there’s no need to worry about it.”

At this time, the Lich who were taken by Zhao Hai to the Space had arrived. When Zhao Hai went back to the Space, he immediately told Rockhead to call the Lich over.

The Lich quickly arrived, they didn’t waste any time as the group bowed to Zhao Hai. Then their head Lich said, “We’ve seen the Young Master. May I ask what the Young Master needs? If there’s no problem, then we ask the Young Master to send us back to Wild Dragon Island. We still need to study magic formations.”

When Zhao Hai heard the Lich, he smiled faintly and said, “There’s no need focus too much on studying magic formations. I called you over today because an old friend wants to see you. His name is Kampala and he’s outside. When you meet him, tell him about your situation inside the Space.”

The old Lich stared for a moment before he nodded and said, “So it is Kampala. He’s a Lich that is always going against the Dark Temple. He’s very strong and quite knowledgeable. It would be a great thing if he can join us in researching magic formations.”

Zhao Hai smiled bitterly as he replied, “That would be good, but there’s no need to think about magic formations all the time. Go out and see Kampala’s group with me.” Then he waved his hand as he took the Lich outside.

Kampala was anxiously waiting for Zhao Hai to return. They weren’t afraid of the passage of time before, but now that they were waiting for something significant to their future, they couldn’t help but be nervous.

As undead, Kampala and the others never knew the definition of anxiety. But now, they became acquainted to the feeling. However, they had no way of finding Zhao Hai nor could they urge him to hurry up. They could only wait with anxiety.

It was at this time that Zhao Hai came back. Along with him were the Lich group that he had taken in before.

When Kampala saw these Lich, he quickly went forward with happiness as he greeted the old Lich, “Charles, you really did come out to see me!”

The Charles that Kampala called out was the head of the Lich group. Zhao Hai didn’t bother Charles and Kampala, he just let them be as he stood on the side.

Charles looked at Kampala and said, “Kampala, what matters do you need to see this fellow? Is there a problem that really needs my help? Really, I don’t want to talk nonsense. The Young Master taking you back is your blessing. And if you go, you can still see me. Do you know how busy I am right now? I’ve already cracked half of a magic formation, and now I’ve been interrupted by you.”

Then Charles turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Young Master, please take me back. I’ve almost cracked a magic formation, I really couldn’t leave for long. If this fellow doesn’t enter the Space, then leave him here to die. Young Master, I really need to go back now.”

Zhao Hai forced a smile as he looked awkwardly at Kampala. Then he turned to Charles and said, “Alright Charles, you need to have a chat with Kampala. Really, if he didn’t call your name, then I wouldn’t have known.”

Charles gave an embarrassed smile before replying, “Young Master, that isn’t strange. Even I’ve gone close to forgetting my name. Besides Kampala, no other person calls me by my name.”

Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Alright, you two are old friends, so you need to have a  good chat. I wouldn’t disturb you anymore. Right, take this. You should know how to use it. You entertain Kampala and the others. I don’t know how to entertain them.”

Charles looked at the thing that Zhao Hai handed over, it was a command token. Naturally, Charles knew what this token did, so he quickly bowed and said, “Thank you Young Master.” Zhao Hai smiled faintly before his body vanished.

When Zhao Hai vanished, Kampala immediately looked at Charles and said, “Charles, what are you doing? For your Young Master, you just ignored our countless years of friendship?”

Charles looked at Kampala and said, “Kampala, let me say something for you. What kind of days have you been experiencing in the Underworld? I’m sure you know it yourself. The Young Master taking you in would be a blessing for you. Sigh, I have a lot of things to do. And now you disturb my magic formation research.’

Kampala could see that Charles wasn’t lying, however, he still couldn’t help but be shocked as he said, “Charles, your Young Master has left. So there’s no need to go on with this attitude. Why do you need to speak in that tone?”

Charles looked at Kampala, then he suddenly laughed and said, “Kampala, do you think that the Young Master told me to talk like this? No, you’re mistaken, a huge mistake. The Young Master has given us absolute freedom and didn’t control us. He just let us help him in studying magic formations. You wouldn’t imagine how profound the world of magic formations are. If you don’t see it with your own eyes, then you wouldn’t believe me. There are a lot of things that magic formations could do in order to improve our world.”

Kampala looked at Charles as though he saw a monster. He said, “Charles, do you remember the time where we first met?”

When Charles heard this, he couldn’t help but stare. He knit his brows as he asked, “Kampala, are you unwell? Why would you ask me this?”

Kampala’s expression turned cold as he asserted, “Just answer my question.”

Charles looked at Kampala’s face, then his expression couldn’t help but change. His face sank as he said to Kampala, “Are you suspecting me? Good, good. You’re an idiot. You actually doubted my ability? Compared to me, you’re just an idiot, a full-on idiot.”

After hearing the curses coming from Charles’ mouth, Kampala’s expression eased up. Then he looked at Charles and said, “So it is really you. But what is going on with you?”

Charles replied, “What did you say? Are you stupid? Our Lich race is the most spiritually gifted race. You actually suspected me of being controlled? You’re being an idiot. Right, what did you tell the Young Master? Did the Young Master agree to let you into the Space?”

Kampala looked at Charles, he didn’t know whether he should laugh or cry at his words. Then he said, “Don’t joke with me, Charles. Do you really think I’d go into the Space? I just wanted to work with Zhao Hai. He will give us shelter and we help him do things. We are equal.”

When Charles heard Kampala, his expression changed, “You idiot! Did you really say that to the Young Master?”

Upon seeing the drastic change in Charles’ expression, Kampala asked, “Is there something wrong? We’ll treat each other as equals, I don’t want to be his slave.”

Charles clenched his teeth as he scolded, “You utter fool. Do you really think that you’re smart, that you know everything? Do you know the Young Master’s strength? Do you really think that the Young Master was going all out when dealing with Guli? You’re too naive. Let me tell you. Not only did the Young Master conquer the Ark Continent, but he also took the Demon Realm in. At the same time, he eradicated the Divine Race, a race that is similar or even stronger than the Demons. That ship that you saw before was an item from the Cultivation World that the Young Master has snatched from a cultivator. The one in charge of the Underworld’s Dark Temple is also a Cultivator. When the Young Master fought with Guli last time, he didn’t even use a tenth of his power. This is because using more power would push the limits of the plane, causing the Young Master to ascend. And he didn’t want to leave this place in the meantime.”

The reason why Charles knew about this was because he was told by Zhao Hai. And through his mouth, Zhao Hai would be able to express his strength to Kampala and the others, making them feel how powerful Zhao Hai was.

Zhao Hai was very clear that although Kampala said that the previous Underworld was calm, all of those times had long passed. After many years of fighting, Kampala and the others had already bathed themselves in the spirit of battle.

Regarding these types of undead, winning them over by pure discourse was the incorrect way. The only method was to make them respect your strength, only then could they submit.

Sure enough, upon listening to Charles, Kampala’s brows furrowed. Naturally, he doubted Charles, he didn’t believe that Zhao Hai would be that strong.

At this time, Jiang Zhen suddenly said, “Charles, we’re old friends and you have saved us in the past. However, I just cannot believe what you are saying. It seems like Zhao Hai is casually using his own strength, isn’t he afraid of ascending?”

Charles turned to Jiang Zhen and said, “Don’t get too close to me, smelly zombie. I just lazily saved you in order to give Kampala face. You’re underestimating the Young Master. You don’t know, but the Young Master just underwent a huge battle and had conquered the entire Divine Realm. After doing that, he managed to gain a secret technique. This technique can compress the energy inside one’s body. At this time, the energy inside the Young Master’s body is a tenth of what it was before. But even so, his energy’s purity has been improved by ten times. A plane’s rules on ascending pertains to the quantity of energy and doesn’t take into account how pure the energy is. Because of this, the Young Master is no longer worried about suddenly being pushed out and ascending. However, even if he fought you right now, he still wouldn’t need to exert his full force in order to defeat you. At this point, I’m afraid that even the Young Master’s undead would be able to take care of you. There’s no need for him to make a move.”

The reason why Charles spoke to Jiang Zheng was because he knew that Jiang Zheng was also testing him.

When Kampala saw how highly Charles thought about Zhao Hai, he frowned as he asked, “Zhao Hai shouldn’t be that strong. You say he also has an undead army? We also have undead subordinates. Why would we be afraid of him?”

Charles stared upon hearing this, then he laughed and said, “Kampala, I really don’t want to belittle you. But how much undead do you have right now? And how strong are they? If you have truly strong undead, then you wouldn’t have asked Young Master for help.”

Kampala gawked, then his face changed as he snorted and said, “I should have enough to deal with Zhao Hai.”

Charles couldn’t help but laugh louder as he replied, “You really aren’t willing to give up. Let me tell you for your own good. The Young Master has undead surpassing 1 billion. Moreover, each of their strength surpasses a gold skeleton. I couldn’t even calculate how strong all of them are. Now, are you still confident?”

Kampala, Guli, and Jiang Zheng gawked upon hearing Charles. Their expressions failed to mask their disbelief, then Kampala said, “You’re saying that Zhao Hai has more than 1 billion undead? How is that possible?”

Charles sneered and said, “Why would that be impossible? You’re looking at Young Master as though he’s an ordinary person, this in itself is incorrect.”

The three stayed silent, they were now beginning to believe Charles. After seeing their expressions, Charles smiled faintly and said, “I’ll lead you to a place. There, you will understand everything.” Then he took the command token out and stroke it gently. Before long, a spatial rift appeared by his side.

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BTFTLIAW – Chapter 974

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Chapter 974 – So We Cooperate

After hearing Zhao Hai saying this, Kampala couldn’t help but be embarrassed as he laughed and said, “I’m really sorry Mister Zhao Hai. You should know that I’m already old, I have a lot of things to talk about. I apologize.”

Zhao Hai sighed and waved his hand, indicating to the Lich to continue. Kampala immediately followed up, “We found this new land, but there was nobody here. In any case, this didn’t have anything to do with us. All we need is a new place where we can safely live in.”

Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Then you’re lucky. Moreover, there’s no need for my help. The Ark Continent is huge. You can seize it for yourself at any time. There’s nobody here, so you can do whatever you like.”

Kampala smiled bitterly and replied, “We thought like that in the beginning. But then we thought that something was still wrong. We can hide here for a while, but not for long. After all, our enemies still exist. They would be able to discover this place sooner or later. And when they come out of the spatial rift, we would have no other place to escape to.”

Zhao Hai nodded, he also thought about this point. Kampala and the others weren’t stupid. Although this seems easy to think about, most people would overlook this point. They would rather enjoy the safety of the moment rather than think about the incoming future danger.

Then Kampala said, “But what we didn’t expect was Mister taking a batch of Lich with him and agreed to transfer them to another place. For us, this is great news. But unfortunately, after Mister took the group of Lich, you vanished from sight. This caused me to be disappointed.”

When Zhao Hai heard this, he couldn’t help but stare. Then his expression changed as he asked, “Mister Kampala, how did you know that I took a group of Lich with me?”

Kampala proudly replied, “The answer to Mister’s question has to do with the Lich Race’s abilities. Although the Lich don’t have physical attacks, our spiritual force is very strong and we’re the most skillful in using it. When Mister received the Lich, they passed this information over to me. Therefore, I came to know about it. I’ve waited at the place where Mister appeared for a long time. It’s a pity that Mister didn’t appear again.”

Zhao Hai nodded, then he suddenly frowned and said, “Wait, Mister Kampala. There’s something wrong with what you said. The Lich I took last time seem to be born with memories. According to you, they should not be in your side. They said that there was still peace in the Underworld, yet you said that there is fighting. What is going on?” Zhao Hai’s eyes were cold as he looked at Kampala.

Kampala sighed and said, “For those people, the Underworld is certainly peaceful. Mister, in the Underworld, not all undead with memories are bad. Some of those undead chose to have an ordinary life. Therefore, they formed an alliance and chose to take a neutral stance in the war. They also took care of other undead who chose to not participate. And since they are strong, no side wants to provoke them. I have a relationship with those Lich that Mister took in, so they decided to tell me the news.”

Zhao Hai nodded, this reason was justified. Then he said, “Mister Kampala, how do you want to cooperate with me?”

Kampala looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Mister, we want to ask you to provide shelter for us. I don’t know if Mister will agree to this?”

When he heard this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow, “Mister Kampala, this doesn’t seem to be a cooperation? Does this cooperation just involve me providing shelter for you?”

Kampala smiled awkwardly and said, “Mister. In fact, in the beginning, we want to work with you to deal with those undead. However, we also know that Mister wouldn’t want to wade in those turbid waters, so we didn’t bother asking you this. If Mister accepts us, then it can be regarded as cooperation as well since we will be working for you.”

Zhao Hai gawked, then his expression turned strange as he looked at Kampala, “Mister Kampala, I want to ask why you’d want to work with me to deal with those undead. Do you think I would have that ability?”

Kampala nodded and said, “I believe you have the strength. When you and Old Bones fought last time, it’s clear that you weren’t going all out. Meanwhile, Old Bone used his whole strength. Also, when you took those Lich, I sensed that your ship isn’t normal. The Lich who had a relationship with me even said that he can feel the aura of the Divine Realm from that ship. Because of this, I felt that Mister has the ability to deal with those undead.”

Zhao Hai stared, he didn’t think that those Lich that he took were this sensitive. It seems like the Lich were truly skilled in spiritual force, it wasn’t just an exaggerated fact.

When Kampala saw that Zhao Hai was staying silent, he couldn’t help but feel uneasy. He was really afraid that Zhao Hai would refuse him. Zhao Hai looked at Kampala and slightly smiled, “What would happen if I cooperate with you in dealing with those undead?”

Kampala was startled by what he heard, he stared for a moment before he said, “Mister, are you saying the truth? Will you really help us deal with those undead?”

Zhao Hai smiled faintly and replied, “Right. I want to help you deal with those undead. What do you think? Do you agree?”

Kampala, Guli, and Jiang Zheng looked at each other and could see the surprise on their eyes. They didn’t expect Zhao Hai to agree to dealing with the enemy undead.

Kampala looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Mister, why would you want to help us deal with those undead?”

Zhao Hai just smiled and said, “It’s nothing special, I’m just interested in that Dark Temple. I want to see the person behind the scenes.”

Kampala stared, he looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Mister, are you serious about this?”

Zhao Hai slightly smiled, “Of course I’m serious. However, we need to plan this matter carefully. How about we have a few of your friends over and then we’ll discuss. What do you think?”

Kampala asked, “Mister, how are our old friends? Are they doing well?”

Zhao Hai smiled and said, “They’re doing very well. They’re currently enjoying their time researching magic formations. Except for researching, they don’t need to do anything else. There are no battles, they’re living comfortably.”

Kampala stared at Zhao Hai for some time before he finally said, “Can I see them?”

Zhao Hai knew it’ll come to this point, so he said, “I need to talk to them first to see if they’re willing to come out. They’re currently immersed in their research.”

Kampala lightly frowned and said, “Studying magic formations? Are you sure?”

Zhao Hai smiled and said, “They aren’t researching ordinary magic formations. Mister Guli should be acquainted with those iron-men. He met them when he came out last time. Those metallic beings are driven by ordinary people and they use complicated magic formations. It’s very deep and mysterious. I had the Lich research those formations. Since the research isn’t easy, they finally found something interesting to do. Because of this, they immersed themselves and placed massive amounts of time towards research. They’ve already reached quite far in their study.”

Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Kampala couldn’t help but nod. Back in the Underworld, the undead simply had nothing to do. If they don’t busy themselves, then they would bore themselves out. In the past, even Kampala was looking for something to do, otherwise he’ll die of boredom.

On the other hand, Guli paid great attention to what Zhao Hai said about the magic armors. He clashed with the O’Neal family before. Although he didn’t suffer any losses, he also wasn’t able to overpower the enemy. Guli’s recollection of that battle was still very profound.

Zhao Hai looked at the group and said, “Everyone, please wait a moment. I want to see if they’re willing to come out.”

For Kampala and the others, time was something they didn’t lack. So they nodded before Zhao Hai’s body flashed back into the Space.

Judging by what he heard so far from Kampala, they didn’t want to be his subordinates. Just like the Thunder Clan and the others, they want to maintain a cooperative relationship with Zhao Hai. However, it was not to the point of being Zhao Hai’s subordinate.

Because of this, Kampala wanted to see the Lich that Zhao Hai took into the Space. However, one must know that those Lich submitted to Zhao Hai. They were willing to become Zhao Hai’s subordinates.

What Kampala didn’t know was that Zhao Hai didn’t like cooperative relationships. For these ‘partners’, Zhao Hai would not be afraid to be impolite. He would certainly make plots against them to make them his own subordinates. On the other hand, regarding his true subordinates, Zhao Hai would give them the same respect that a friend deserved.

When Zhao Hai entered the Space, Laura and the others immediately welcomed him. Laura looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Brother Hai, do you really want to deal with those new undead? From what I could hear, the one behind the Dark Temple should be someone from the Culitvation Realm. If that person isn’t Lu Wei, then we would make more enemies in the Culitvation Realm.”

Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I know. Actually, I just said that in order to settle their hearts. After they enter the Space, things would be easier to discuss. And to be honest, I don’t want to ascend in the Underworld. It simply isn’t a good place. They only use dark energy. Also, the one who controls it wanted the undead to kill each other in order to get strong subordinates. Such person wouldn’t be a good friend. If we ascend from there, even if we don’t go against him, he would still fight us. Don’t forget, the ascendants from the Underworld are chosen by that person. Whether he can stop us ascending or not is still left unknown.”

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BTFTLIAW – Chapter 973

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Chapter 973  – Gu?[1]

Kampala looked at Zhao Hai, then he slightly smiled and said, “I looks like Mister is different from ordinary people. When others see us, they would immediately shout ‘kill them!’. However, Mister didn’t. This makes me surprised.”

Zhao Hai looked at Kampala and chuckled a bit, “This isn’t strange, I’m a Dark Mage so I deal with the undead almost everyday. I’m also used to people yelling ‘kill him’ to me.”

After the three undead heard this, they couldn’t help but stare. Kampala looked at Skeleton Guli and said, “Old Bones, is Mister really the one you fought before? Why didn’t you tell us that he’s a Dark Mage?”

Guli also looked at Zhao Hai and tilted his head. He couldn’t understand what was going on. Zhao Hai just smiled faintly and said, “There’s no need to doubt my identity. I’m a Dark Mage but I’m also a Warrior as well as a Divergent Ability user. Moreover, I can also use magic from other magic branches. This isn’t strange, when you reach my level you would be able to transform your energy to another type. Couldn’t you do it as well?”

The three shook their heads, the Lich looked at Zhao Hai and smiled bitterly, “Mister might not know, but there is only one type of energy in the Dark World and that is dark energy. Because of this, both warriors and mages only use this type.”

Zhao Hai nodded, then he replied, “You still haven’t expressed why you called me over.”

When Kampala heard Zhao Hai, he immediately answered, “Mister, we came this time to offer a sincere cooperation. But before we tell you, we’ ll have to little talk with Mister first. Can Mister agree to this?”

Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Of course I agree. Everyone, there’s no need for us to keep standing here. Let’s go take a seat.”

After he said that, Zhao Hai waved his hand, making four stone chairs appear on the ground. Shortly after Zhao Hai went down, Guli and Jiang Zheng sat on the stone chair. On the other hand, Kampala just fluttered which made Zhao Hai slightly smile.

When the group had sat down, Kampala looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Mister, we came here for cooperation because of the spatial rift. The spatial rift is our hope.”

Zhao Hai looked puzzled at the Lich. The Lich returned Zhao Hai’s gaze and smiled bitterly as he said, “Mister, you might have any ideas about the undead living in the Underworld. In fact, at the very beginning, the undead of the Underworld didn’t fight, nobody perished. After all the undead appeared, they just peacefully wandered around the Underworld. This is because we know that we have endless life, so why should we fight? We could live for thousands or tens of thousands of years, or even much longer. Even if we practice a bit every day, we would eventually become masters. Because of this, nobody fought and nobody cultivated voraciously.”

Zhao Hai blankly stared at Kampala. He suspected that this Lich might have gone crazy, the Undead were peaceful? How could darkness lifeforms know peace? It wasn’t like the ghost stories? But to think about it, the Lich was itself a ghost. If he said it, then it might be true.

Kampala looked at Zhao Hai and saw his disbelief. Kampala lightly sighed and said, “Mister, you might think that I’m talking nonsense. But what I said is true. The three of use are one of the longest living undead in the Underworld. I can’t remember how old I am. The only thing I remember is that when I woke up I was a young Lich. i went about the underworld looking for people like me and learned from them. I lived happily, these two did as well. Guli started out as a grey skeleton, Jiang Zheng also started out as a low-level zombie.”

While speaking about this, Kampala had the look of recollection. This was because he could remember the good times. He looked like an old man thinking back to his younger days.

After some time, Kampala sighed. Then he turned his head to Zhao Hai and said, “I also don’t know when it started, but undead with memories started to be born. These new undead began to fight against the other undead. These undead killed others and absorbed their energies. This way, these new undead accelerated their cultivation.”

When Zhao Hai heard Kampala, his eyes shone. He looked at the Lich and asked, “You mean that in the beginning, the undead of the Underworld can’t remember anything? They’re just like newborn babies?”

Kampala had a surprised look at Zhao Hai as he said, “Isn’t that natural? Haven’t I told you? Right, I forgot to say it. But this isn’t strage. Shouldn’t undead have no memories to begin with?”

Upon being asked by Kampala, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. But then he began to recall that Kampala was right. Undead weren’t born with memories already in them. Even those summoned by mages won’t have memories of their past life. Only high-level creatures would have memories. It might be because of heaven’s intervention since summoning high-level undead would cause a mage to make a large sacrifice. Naturally, this didn’t include the Space since it was a cheat itself.

After he saw Zhao Hai nod, Kampala continued, “Those undead with memories destroyed the Underworld’s peace. They put an end to the undead’s peaceful life. They wantonly slaughtered the undead and absorbed their energy. Finally, the undead began to resist, making the Underworld a huge battlefield.”

Kampala sighed, then he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “You could never imagine how terrible this war is. And because of the battle, more and more powerful undead emerged. What surprised us the most was the sudden emergence of a temple. This temple is surrounded by undead. The undead with memories are the most faithful believers of this temple.”

Kampala looked Zhao Hai in the eyes and said, “It might be fine if it’s just that. However, we discovered that those experts who attacked the temple were all killed, on the other hand, those who came to worship the temple were spared and turned into the temple’s followers. They became fanatics, it’s as though they were under someone’s control.”

Zhao Hai was continually surprised at Kampala. He didn’t think that the undead would be this insightful. It seems like Zhao Hai was still underestimating Kampala and the others.

Kampala seems to ignore Zhao Hai’s expression as he went on, “We aren’t willing to be controlled therefore we united in order to resist the temple. However, their numbers are continually growing. Their power is getting stronger and stronger as well. Fortunately, for every ten undead born in the underworld, only two or three of them would be those with memories. This allowed us to supplement our strength. Otherwise, we would have already perished.”

After talking about this, Kampala looked at Zhao Hai and said, “But even so, we are still being pushed back. Our territory became smaller and smaller. In order to escape elimination, we have no choice but to expand outward. Several times we began attack a plane similar to the Underworld, but we didn’t expect the inhabitants to be very powerful. We were repelled in the end.”

Zhao Hai gawked, then he guessed that the plane Kampala was talking about was the Demon Realm. In the past, the Demon Realm was under attack by undead creatures.

Kampala continued, “After being repelled, our days became even more bleak. But at the same time, we discovered a secret. The reason why the Underworld became like this was because someone was controlling everything behind the scenes. This person was the one who built the Dark Temple. We don’t know who he is, but he is very strong and he wants to be the only God of all undead. Most importantly, he wants the creatures of the Underworld to be as strong as possible. Then he would choose the most powerful undead and take them away from the Underworld to be his most loyal slaves!”

Zhao Hai suddenly thought about a chinese legend. Someone used a jar to raise poisonous insects. These insects would kill each other and the last one alive would be the most powerful insect.

Upon hearing Kampala, it seems like they were in the same state. They were raised inside this jar while being urged to kill each other. Those who killed would become more powerful and the survivors would be the most powerful undead.

Kampala stopped for a moment before he continued, “Although we don’t know where he took those undead, we are very sure that they were taken away. Those undead must have been taken in order to fight stronger enemies. We don’t want to live like that, so we resisted.”

Zhao Hai nodded. To be honest, he really admired the tenacity of Kampala’s group. However, Zhao Hai still didn’t understand where the cooperation would fit into this matter.

It was at this time where Kampala looked at Zhao Hai, his facial expression changed as he said, “Just as we thought that there was no way out, a spatial rift suddenly appeared in the Underworld. That spatial rift brought us great hope.”

As he looked at Kampala, Zhao Hai couldn’t bear it anymore as he asked, “Mister Kampala, until now, I still couldn’t understand the reason why you want my cooperation. Can you get to the point?”

  1. Means poisonous insects, decided to keep it as is since it has been used in other novels

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