Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1022
Chapter 1022 – Unexpected Benefit?
The commoner Divines were quick to discover the advantages of the s.p.a.ce. Although it seems like n.o.body was managing the s.p.a.ce, it was actually bound by certain laws. And the laws of the s.p.a.ce were complete. Breaking a certain law had a certain punishment to it. The most severe punishment being confined to the closed room.
That dark, closed room became a nightmare to all lawbreakers inside the s.p.a.ce. n.o.body wanted to go there, even strong Experts. Upon entering that closed room, one would rather die than continue on. Because of this punishment, n.o.body inside the s.p.a.ce dared to break the laws.
And such a restraint not only made people do less crime, it also helped erase the hatred in their hearts. Since there were less conflict around, the environment became peaceful, making people eager to work harder. In this case, they would forget the hatred and would instead look towards the future. They would start to yearn for the time where they can live a much better life.
This was the situation inside the s.p.a.ce. If one was holding on to their hatred, then they would spend their time cultivating, only to find out one day that their neighbors didn’t cultivate. Instead, what the neighbor did was work hard every day in order to exchange for things that could make their lives better. Meanwhile, you, who was cultivating, was only working to get by. In this case, would your heart feel fine? Of course not. Therefore, you would have to work hard for yourself and make your life better. When this happens, the hatred inside your heart would slowly fade away.
The Divines also discovered that in some areas where people were behaving, books started to appear on their churches. Meanwhile, for those areas with people who had vengeful hearts, no books ever appeared.
This segregation made the Divines even more behaved. After all, it was eventually be just a hatred of their ancestors. As for the children, this hatred had nothing to do with them.
The reason why the Divines became aware of Wild Dragon Island was precisely these books. To let the Divines have a better understanding of the s.p.a.ce, Zhao Hai provided them with these specially-made books. Inside these books were things about the Buda Clan, the Ark Continent, and the war between the Ark Continent and the Divines. These were materials that made the Divines understand why they reached their current situation.
It can be said that these books were very successful. One must know that the Divines inside the s.p.a.ce weren’t only composed of Taurus Divines, there were also Divines from the other continents. After reading the books, the other Divines shifted their hatred towards the Taurus Divines. Some even shifted their hatred to the dead Supreme Elders.
People were like this. Once they find out that their enemy was too strong and that there was no way to take revenge, then they would find another target for their ire. Zhao Hai seized this psychology to shift the hatred towards the Taurus Divines.
After discussing the matter of the academy with the Great Demon King for some time, Zhao Hai and the others returned to the s.p.a.ce’s villa. After that, Zhao Hai had Cai’er arrange a set of standard books before going to each s.p.a.ce to talk about the academy with the other races.
Every race inside the s.p.a.ce, excluding the Divine Dwarves, Thunder Clan, Winged Pegasus, and Barbarians, had been inside the s.p.a.ce for some time. They had already been slowly influenced by the s.p.a.ce. Even if they didn’t completely change their thoughts, at the very least they wouldn’t dislike Zhao Hai.
As long as they don’t dislike Zhao Hai, then these people wouldn’t oppose to the establishment of the Academies. After all, these academies would greatly benefit their descendants.
While Addison and the others were battling it out in the Underworld, the s.p.a.ce was actually thriving well. Naturally, since Zhao Hai was establishing the academies, he wouldn’t forget about the Undead. At this time, there were a lot of Undead living inside the s.p.a.ce. In addition, some of these Undead had intelligence no worse than ordinary people. Because of this, Zhao Hai was prepared to make them into their own independent race.
Raising the status of the Undead was Zhao Hai’s example to the other people inside the s.p.a.ce. Since the Undead were his most loyal subjects, then Zhao Hai would improve their status. This would inform all of those inside the s.p.a.ce that as long as they were loyal to Zhao Hai, their status could improve. If the Undead could do it, then they could as well!
This sounded absurd, and it caused some resistance inside the s.p.a.ce. Both the Ark s.p.a.ce and the Demon s.p.a.ce didn’t lack Dark Mages. These Mages had always regarded the Undead as their slaves. Now that Zhao Hai had changed the Undead’s status, it caused quite the amount of ripples on all the races.
But what made Zhao Hai surprised the most was the impact on this decision to the Undead. The Undead were very grateful about this matter and some even directly evolved upon hearing the news.
At first, Zhao Hai couldn’t understand why these Undead evolved. Later on, after further a.n.a.lysis by Cai’er and Laura, they were able to guess the reason. This was because of the grat.i.tude that these Undead felt. Because of this grat.i.tude, the Undead wanted to be able to do more things for Zhao Hai. And in order to do this, the only way was to evolve!
This result made Zhao Hai speechless. But he soon understood that he had always underestimated the wisdom of the Undead inside the s.p.a.ce. He also underestimated their potential.
Zhao Hai had the absolute loyalty of the Undead. And some of Undead developed intellect and were able to have thoughts of their own. Although these Undead didn’t have any regrets about being treated as a slave and they just wanted to contribute to their master, it was still quite normal for the Undead to just slack off.
However, after the news that Zhao Hai was elevating their status, the hearts of these Undead were moved. The Undead who were loyal to Zhao Hai became even more loyal. They wanted to do more for Zhao Hai, they wanted to become stronger. This was completely different from before when Zhao Hai told them to cultivate. This time, it was on their own decision that they wanted to get more powerful. A lot of Undead who had great potential had their strength immediately soar!
After knowing this result, Zhao Hai didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. He didn’t think that his decision would actually birth an unexpected benefit. It was truly surprising.
Zhao Hai used seven days to handle the matters inside the s.p.a.ce. Actually, Zhao Hai didn’t need to spend seven days for this matter. The textbook matters were handed over to Cai’er. However, Cai’er wanted things to be thorough, so she had Zhao Hai look into the specific situation inside each s.p.a.ce. After that, Zhao Hai had to take already made manuals and had them a.n.a.lyzed by the Universal Scanner. The scanner would help Zhao Hai make the most suitable book for each s.p.a.ce. Although this cost Zhao Hao some gold coins, Zhao Hai didn’t care. He just wanted to finish things properly.
After using the scanner to find suitable teaching materials for the various s.p.a.ces, Cai’er used the processing machine to replicate the first set of books and ma.s.s produce them. With this, the issue with teaching material has been solved.
As for constructing the various academies in each s.p.a.ce, Zhao Hai didn’t have to worry about it. This was because some s.p.a.ce already had their own academies. And even if the Dwarves didn’t have one, after hearing Zhao Hai’s proposal, they can build their own.
In seven days, the basic framework for the Inter-s.p.a.ce Academy Alliance has been built. Now that Zhao Hai had some breathing room, he returned to the Underworld.
The war in the Underworld had actually ended five days ago. Just like Zhao Hai expected, Addison’s side had suffered heavy losses. Aside from Addison, Guli, and Jiang Zheng, of the forty experts, only 16 of them were left. And as for the 500 million Undead army, only 100 million remained. In other people’s view, Addison’s vitality was severely injured. Wanting to return to his previous state would take who knows how long.
Now that both the Resistance Army and the Dark Temple were relieved, the war came to an end. Addison didn’t gain anything from this battle. Blood Bones and Devil Witch, whom the Dark Temple sent, were severely injured and were forced to retreat. It can be said that in the battle between high-ranks, Addison won.
Addison also did what Zhao Hai instructed him to do. After returning to his territory, Addison stopped expanding and instead began to act low-key, going full defensive.
Upon seeing Addison’s actions, the Resistance Army felt relief once more. They wanted to see this result, they didn’t want Addison to keep expanding. A behaved Addison was the best. But the cities under Addison’s hands were still difficult to take back. After all, Addison wasn’t injured this time. Being a King-level expert, n.o.body would dare to nonchalantly challenge Addison and take his cities.
Although Zhao Hai has been inside the s.p.a.ce in these past few days, he was still concerned about the Underworld. After seeing Addison’s arrangements, Zhao Hai began to feel relieved. He wanted to see this result. However, it wasn’t the time to unify the Resistance Army. The Resistance Army was still vigilant against Addison. An attack at this time wouldn’t be very successful.
Because of this, Zhao Hai had Addison act low-key. His surveillance on other cities also went low-key. This way, the people from the Resistance Army would be relieved of Addison’s withdrawal. When the Resistance Army finally lowers their guard, then Zhao Hai would make a move.
When Zhao Hai returned to the Underworld, he discovered that Addison’s cities had more Undead coming to visit. Although these Undead seems to be doing business, they were actually exploring the entire city. However, they didn’t cause any disturbance, they were just observing. Naturally, the whereabouts of these Undead couldn’t be hidden. After all, all of the city’s residents were Zhao Hai’s subordinates. Zhao Hai also knew that these visiting Undead were spies from the other forces in the Resistance Army.
Chapter 1023 – Witness This Historical Moment
Addison was currently waiting for Zhao Hai in Three Saint City. The reason he didn’t return to the s.p.a.ce was because he still needed to a.s.sume personal command. Also, post-war matters needs to be taken care of.
Addison’s decision was also a deterrence for the Resistance Army. If Addison, Guli, and Jiang Zheng were separated, then the Resistance Army were most likely to group up and attack the three. In the eyes of the army, as long as they kill the three and acquire their fiery souls, then they would be able to make three other Experts by relying on those fiery souls.
The was also the reason why the Resistance Army wouldn’t allow Addison to die under the Dark Temple’s hand. They didn’t want his fiery soul to get into the hands of the Dark Temple. If this happens, a new Expert would emerge from the Dark Temple. However, if the Resistance Army can kill Addison themselves, then they would be the make an Expert who wasn’t as ambitious.
This wasn’t just Zhao Hai’s wild guess, it was likely to be a fact. Addison’s ambition and strength was dreaded by the others in the Resistance Army. Because of this, they were even more eager to kill Addison.
They had offended Addison greatly this time. They also knew that as long as Addison wasn’t a fool, he would definitely know that he was plotted against. With Addison’s temper, he would not let this matter go. Instead of Addison attacking them in the future, then they might as well attack him first. This way, they would not wait to be killed.
And since Addison had thought about this point, he decided to remain in Three Saint City together with Guli and Jiang Zheng. Those who wanted to attack them would have to think hard about their decision.
When he arrived at Three Saint City, Zhao Hai discovered that the place wasn’t doing too well. There were a lot of new Undead present here. Not only were these Undead scouting, some of them had also become very arrogant. It can be said that they were getting rampant while Addison was holding back.
After seeing that Zhao Hai had arrived, Addison and the others immediately gathered in Zhao Hai’s tower. Zhao Hai looked at Addison, the Vampire King’s expression wasn’t very good. Naturally, he wasn’t injured, instead Addison was seething.
When Zhao Hai saw Addison’s expression, he immediately knew what he was thinking. Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Addison, what’s wrong? Feeling very angry?”
Addison snorted and replied, “Young Master, I’ve been really thinking of killing those fellows now. Look at their arrogant expressions, when have I become a target to bully?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “You three fools. I want you to go low-key, but this didn’t mean that you have to be completely pa.s.sive. Take this situation, for example, if you don’t teach them a lesson, they will become more and more arrogant. Moreover, it’s possible they would suspect that you’re planning something big. Therefore, what you need to do is kill people in order to show that you still have your power and prestige. As long as you don’t expand, the others wouldn’t make a move.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Addison stared for a moment, then his two eyes shone. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Young Master, please wait for a moment.” Then he flew out the window. Before long, sounds of rumbling was heard in the city. Naturally, Addison was making mincemeat out of those arrogant fellows.
Zhao Hai looked at Addison’s actions and smiled, he didn’t stop him. Just as he said, if Addison made himself look weak, then the Resistance Army might suspect something. Therefore, Addison needed to balance how he exerts his prestige.
Addison showing his strength would make the others think twice. As long as Addison didn’t expand, then the Resistance Army could still feel relieved.
It didn’t take long before Addison flew back. His expression was now looking much better. Then he bowed to Zhao Hai and said, “I’ve been unfair to Young Master. I cannot complete the matters you arranged.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly, he waved his hand and said, “Forget it, you actually did quite well. I cannot blame you. You haven’t experienced this before so it’s understandable that you don’t know what to do. Sit, I need to discuss something with you.”
After the group had sat down, Zhao Hai calmly said, “Our plan has been successful. We’ve already made the Dark Temple and the Resistance Army lower their guards. What we need to do now is to find an opportunity to dispatch troops.”
Addison nodded, “By looking at the present situation, the Resistance Army has been fooled by us. And the Dark Temple shouldn’t be making an attack soon after. The next few days should be appropriate for us to make a move.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Good. Then we’ll use these days to conquer the Resistance Army. As for now, since the two sides had just retreated, I won’t be able to collect some Blood Spirit Beasts, so I’ll just map out the Resistance Army’s territory. After that, we can send troops to each city at any time. Not only would we catch them off guard, they also wouldn’t be able to spread the news easily.”
Addison and the others nodded. They had some understanding regarding the s.p.a.ce, but they still knew too little. So in this aspect, they would have to listen to Zhao Hai.
Addison looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Young Master, so what should we do right now?”
Zhao Hai thought about it and said, “We don’t have to do anything else. You just have to keep your cities in check. If some people stir any trouble, then deal with them using force. With this, the opposite parties wouldn’t suspect anything. After all, this goes along with your overbearing character. Show a little impatience. If you suddenly go full low-key, then the thoughts of those fellows might wander. Understood?”
Addison nodded, “Yes, Young Master. Rest a.s.sured.”
Zhao Hai nodded and then said, “I won’t come out in the meantime. If I go out, then those people might prepare, this would be bad for our future plans.”
Addison smiled and said, “Young Master doesn’t need to make a move. If you do, then we would be useless. Rest a.s.sured, we will take care of it.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Good. Then I will hand this matter over to you. I’ll be making a map inside the s.p.a.ce while you take care of things here.”
Addison nodded. Then Zhao Hai waved his hand, allowing Addison and the others to leave. After the three left, Zhao Hai took his magic staff and made some needles out of it before having the needles fly out.
Although these needles were small, they could essentially do what the Blood Ghost Staff could. They could allow the s.p.a.ce to make a map of the surroundings, and this was what Zhao Hai wanted
Most importantly, Zhao Hai didn’t dare make things that were larger, like tokens. In the Underworld, almost everyone used spiritual force, especially the Lich; and they could use stealth in the Dark Mist, making them difficult to see. If Zhao Hai sent out anything bigger, then it would be troublesome if they were discovered by the Underworld’s residents.
After releasing the blood needles, Zhao Hai felt relieved. Anything else regarding the Underworld would be handled by Addison and the others, Zhao Hai didn’t need to do anything else.
At this time, Zhao Hai really wanted to capture some Blood Spirit Beasts for the s.p.a.ce. However, he knew that it was still not time. The Dark Temple had just retreated and Zhao Hai was clear that there were still a lot of Undead left near the blood river. If he went to capture some Blood Spirit Beasts at this time, then he would definitely catch the attention of the Resistance Army and the Dark Temple. That wouldn’t be a good thing for Zhao Hai, it would inconvenience him in his further actions.
Because of this, Zhao Hai had nothing left to do in the Underworld. So instead of staying, he went to the s.p.a.ce and work with Cai’er in setting up the Academy Alliance.
It had been a busy half month. In this half-month, Addison resumed control over his 20 cities. In the past, Addison had at least one subordinate at Guli’s level looking after each city. But after the battle against the Dark Temple, some of these cities didn’t have any masters guarding it. This was unfavorable for Addison’s rule. Others in the Resistance Army might use this opportunity to take those cities. This matter needed to be handled well.
However, with Zhao Hai as his backer, manpower was not an issue. Zhao Hai currently had a lot of Undead with Guli’s level inside the s.p.a.ce. Because of this, Zhao Hai handed ten of them to Addison to use.
Actually, Zhao Hai can send more of these high-ranking undead to help Addison. However, Zhao Hai didn’t do it since it would certainly make the Resistance Army pay attention.
In the eyes of the Resistance Army, Addison was fully able to train ten Experts on the level of Guli and Jiang Zheng. After all, Addison had 20 cities under his control. And with their treasures, making these Experts was completely possible. As for more than that, who knows.
Although the addition of the ten high-ranked Undead enabled Addison to regain his control, in the eyes of those in the Underworld, Addison was now on the defense. At this point, Addison would no longer be able to attack, so the others can feel relieved.
At the same time, Addison’s move made the Resistance Army think that Addison had already pulled out all of his resources. And now, expanding for Addison was impossible. Using all of his resources in order to make these ten experts meant that he would have even less resources to train Gold Skeleton-level Undead for his armies.
However, Addison wanted this effect. Also, he discovered that after Zhao Hai handed him the ten experts, the scouting on his cities had significantly decreased, restoring the calmness to these places. This was probably because the other leaders of the Resistance Army thought that Addison would no longer be able to cause trouble. In fact, there were some in the Resistance Army who thought that Addison himself was no longer a threat.
Although he expected this result, Addison still couldn’t help but feel angry. When has Addison been looked down on? Even Zhao Hai has been courteous towards him. And now those b.a.s.t.a.r.ds from the Resistance Army actually looked down on him, how could Addison not be incensed?
After stabilizing his cities for half a month, Zhao Hai suddenly called Addison into the s.p.a.ce.
Although Addison didn’t know why Zhao Hai decided to call him at this time, he didn’t decline. Upon returning to the s.p.a.ce, Addison discovered that Guli and Jiang Zheng were also here, even Kampala and Gimreden was present. Guli and Jiang Zheng were similarly puzzled while Gimreden and Kampala seem to know why they were here for. At this moment, everyone was looking at Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai looked at each one of their eyes before he smiled and said, “Addison, Guli, Jiang Zheng, I called you over since this has something to do with the Undead Race. I want you to act as witnesses to this event.”
The three Undead looked at Zhao Hai in confusion. Zhao Hai just smiled and said, “Today marks the completion of the h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce’s Academy. Also, on this day, there would teachers and foreign students coming from the other s.p.a.ces to study alongside the Undead that would be admitted. In the future, there would also be Undead students and teachers who would go to other Academies. It can be said that from today on, the Undead will have the same status as the other races. You can go to study like ordinary people, you don’t need to think about fighting every day.”
Boom! Zhao Hai’s words were without a doubt a huge bomb that exploded inside the heads of Addison, Guli, and Jiang Zheng. Although they had the same wisdom as the HUmans, they didn’t actually think that they would become equals. And because they had wisdom, they knew that having the same lives as the humans was impossible. The Undead were Undead, they can only be regarded as a different cla.s.s by the other races. They would forever be looked at as a tool, something that would be used, never a race of their own.
Because they didn’t want to become tools, this was the reason why the Resistance Army formed. But in the end they were still conquered by Zhao Hai. Although they were loyal to Zhao Hai, their ambition to get stronger had been extinguished.
But at this time, Zhao Hai told them that the Undead can go to school and have other races as their teacher, they could even go to other Academies to study and sit alongside other races inside a room. Such an opportunity, such a treatment, was only something that they thought of in their dreams.
Chapter 1024 – Sacred Land of the Undead
Addison, Jiang Zheng, and Guli stood still, they felt that their fiery souls might come out of their bodies. They didn’t expect this when Zhao Hai called them over today.
After some time, Addison recovered, he looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Young Master, are you telling the truth? Are you really building an Academy for us?”
Gimreden reprimanded him, “What do you mean build? It’s already built. Under Kampala and my supervision, the Academy is finished with no mistakes. You were called in today in order to see the people entering the Academy.”
The trio stared, then they laughed simultaneously as though they planned it beforehand. However, Zhao Hai can feel a bit of sadness from their laughter.
Zhao Hai doing this was equivalent to recognizing their status, recognizing the existence of their race, this made them laugh from happiness. However, Addison, Guli, and Jiang Zheng’s wisdom was no lower than an ordinary person. Because of this, they could understand the status of the Undead in the other planes.
After some time, the trio calmed down. Zhao Hai looked at them before turning his head to Kampala and said, “Let’s go. It’s time to begin.”
The group nodded and then they looked at Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai smiled before he called Laura and the others over before going towards the h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce.
To be honest, the h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce wasn’t suitable for building an Academy. This was because the place was too dark, it was a mirrored version of the Underworld and Demon Realm. So how could such a place be appropriate for an Academy? However, Zhao Hai still decided to build an Academy here. After all, the s.p.a.ce’s Undead regarded the h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce as their own home.
The Undead Academy was built on top of a Bone Mountain. This Bone Mountain was where Gimreden’s original bone field was, it surrounded the Academy itself.
On the skies of the Undead Academy were a group of giant lights. These lights changed their brightness according to the time outside. Allowing proper timekeeping for the people inside.
This was something that Zhao Hai put out. Also, when Zhao Hai recruited teachers from the other races to be sent to h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce, he made sure that these teachers didn’t have any malice towards the Undead. At the same time, they should be willing to adapt to the h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce’s environment.
Such people weren’t difficult to look for. Whether it be Humans, Dwarves, or Elves, all races had people who were willing to study and concentrate on their own fields. Such people would have a year or more where they wouldn’t leave too far from the place they were in. They were another form of nerds. There were no better than these people to teach in the Undead Academy. Although the h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce’s environment was quite difficult, the Undead Academy was the best location in the entire h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce. Compared to the other s.p.a.ces, it wasn’t bad. Because of this, as long as they can endure, these people could teach in the Undead Academy.
At the same time, Zhao Hai carefully selected the Undead who would be studying in the other Academies. It can be said that since the Undead’s status had been promoted, Zhao Hai needed to pay attention to the Undead Race’s reputation.
When Zhao Hai and the others appeared outside the Undead Academy, they couldn’t help but be shocked. Presently, in a circle all around the Academy, were Undead. These Undead didn’t make any noise nor did they needlessly move. Everyone was presently looking at the constructed Academy.
Zhao Hai used the processing machine in order to make a blueprint of the Academy. Then he had the s.p.a.ce build it. The main material of the Academy was bone. All commonly used facilities in the Academy were made out of bones. There were bone fences, bone houses, bone tables, bone chairs, all bones. But besides these things, the other items like cups, bowls and so on were made out of ordinarily used materials.
Although the Undead Academy let out a gloomy appearance, its beauty was something that one had to recognize. After all, it was a design that came out of the Universal Processing Machine.
The entire Academy was divided into four parts. The first part were the grounds, the second was the teaching building, the third were the laboratories, and the fourth being the dormitories. It was a simple division. However, each region could accommodate 50 thousand teachers and students. One could see how big the Academy was from this statistic.
At this time, the teachers from the other races had already arrived at the Academy and had been settled down. Still, they needed to attend the ceremony today. Even when Zhao Hai had yet to arrive, they were already in front of the Academy. When these teachers saw the dense number of Undead outside the Academy, their scalps couldn’t help but turn cold. This was true even for those researchers who cared for nothing else other than their studies.
When Zhao Hai arrived and saw the Undead, he immediately knew what the lecturers were thinking. However, Zhao Hai himself wasn’t afraid. After all, he dealt with Undead almost every day, and these Undead were also his subordinates. So what was there to be afraid of?
At the same time, even if Laura and the others were p.r.o.ne to being frightened, they saw Lizzy and Megan commanding the Undead. With them being at the side, it was impossible for them to be overly terrified of the Undead.
Just as Zhao Hai arrived in front of the Academy’s gate, All of the Undead in the surroundings knelt down at the same time, as though they were giving worship to Zhao Hai. After giving their respects, the Undead stood up once again. This action was completely spontaneous, n.o.body was directing them to do it.
Zhao Hai didn’t expect this to happen. However, he still received the gesture. After seeing the Undead stand up, Zhao Hai looked at them and said, “Ever since the day I came out to the world, the Undead Race has always been at my side. My most faithful ally, my most loyal subordinate, and my most powerful sword. However, the Undead Race has never been recognized by the other races, seemingly forgotten in the pa.s.sage of time. I set up this Academy in order to give the Undead the same status as the other races. This is a message telling you that you are not forgotten. You are always my most trusted subordinates and my sharpest sword. Starting today, the Undead will be equal to the other races inside the s.p.a.ce. You can now go to the Academy and study what you like, do what the others do, and learn what you think is useful for your lives. With all of you as a witness, I declare the official opening of the Undead Academy!”
There was no applause. The Undead were looking dazedly at the Undead Academy while digesting Zhao Hai’s words. One could see the fiery souls on the eyes of the Skeletons shivering, showing that they were moved.
After Zhao Hai’s speech, the Undead knelt towards Zhao Hai at the same time. They gave three kowtows before standing up again. Although the Undead didn’t give any noise, Zhao Hai knew that starting this day, the Undead Academy would become a sacred land of the s.p.a.ce’s Undead.
When the Undead stood up again, Zhao Hai said, “Good. Now, the first batch of students can enter the Academy.”
Before long, the elected first batch of students proceeded to go into the Academy. When they pa.s.sed by Zhao Hai and the instructors, these Undead gave a short bow before continuing.
The first batch of students numbered twenty thousand. In addition to the instructors from the various races, high-ranked Undead also acted as teachers in the Academy. These teachers would also be trained so that they could some day teach in the Academies of the other s.p.a.ces.
Among these Undead instructors, a large part of them were Lich, some were Skeletons, Zombies and Vampires. Lich were the best at researching, so they had quite a lot of research achievements under their belt. On the other hand, the Vampires and the other races were very good at combat. After many years of evolution, these Undead had formed their own combat system. Although it wasn’t necessarily applicable to other races, it was still useful as teaching material.
Before long, all students had finished moving in to the Academy. Under the gazes of the other Undead, the gates of the Academy slowly closed in. Even if all the Undead outside went out to fight, the students and the teachers inside the Academy would have to stay inside. They could only exit either by having permission or by graduating.
After seeing that the gates were done closing, Zhao Hai and the others also entered the Academy. The Undead outside were unwilling to depart for some time. For them, the significance of the Undead Academy was too huge. Just as Zhao Hai thought, it had become a sacred land inside their hearts.
After two hours, the Undead began to slowly disperse. On the other hand, Zhao Hai was currently sitting inside the Academy’s conference room. Inside the room, besides Laura and the others, there was also Gimreden, Kampala, Addison, Jiang Zheng, Guli. At the same time, the instructors sent by the various races were present. Zhao Hai wanted to meet the instructors today and see if they had any needs that needed to be met.
Although these instructors came from different races, all of them had incomparable respect towards Zhao Hai. Because of this, everyone was behaving their best inside the room.
Zhao Hai looked at the instructors and smiled, “Firstly, I need to thank you for coming to the h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce to teach. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to manage the Undead. Rest a.s.sured, by being in this Academy, you would be given the best allowance. All your needs would also be provided by me for free. Right, does anyone have anything to request?”
A Dwarf stood up and said, “Mister, we don’t have too much requirements. But since I came here to teach forging, I hope that I would have sufficient metals to work on.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “You don’t have to worry about it. The Academy is already prepared for it. It also has supply for your daily needs like food and necessities. You wouldn’t lack anything that you would otherwise have in your own home. Everybody would have to work here for three years. After the first batch of students graduate, you can choose to go home or stay here. I will not stop you if you decide to leave.”
Chapter 1025 – Gibbon Brothers and the Five Element Skeletons
When these teachers heard Zhai Hai, they couldn’t help but gawk. Then they shook their heads as one of them said, “Thanks Mister, these things are enough.”
Zhao Hai didn’t think that it would be this simple. He looked at those present and said, “Everyone, if you have any requests, just raise it. I will certainly satisfy your needs.”
At this time, the Dwarf laughed, “Mister, you’re caring too much. All we wanted was a place to study. As for other things, we aren’t very concerned about them. Rest a.s.sured, as long as you supply us with materials for experiments, other things wouldn’t be a problem.”
Upon hearing the Dwarf, Zhao Hai smiled, “Everybody can rest a.s.sured. You will certainly have something to use in this Academy. There won’t be any shortages. Alright, you can go to your cla.s.ses, I won’t be holding you here for long.”
The instructors stood up and left after giving Zhao Hai a salute. After the instructors left, Gimreden and Kamapal followed slowly behind. They also have a teaching status in the Academy. Therefore, they needed to go to their cla.s.ses as well. They gave Zhao Hai a salute before leaving.
After everyone else had left, Zhao Hai turned his head to Addison and the others and said, “What do you think? Later on, there would be more students coming into the Undead Academy. I know that the Academy’s opening is a significant matter to the Undead, therefore I decided to call you here this time in order to witness the event.”
Addison, Guli, and Jiang Zheng stood up, then Addsion looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Young Master, thank you for this opportunity. Like you said, this is a significant matter to the Undead Race. Even if my fiery soul gets extinguished, I will never forget this event.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright, there’s no need to be overly serious. I’ve been aware of how you’re managing our matters in the Underworld. You’ve done well. I reckon the Resistance Army has already lost their vigilance towards you. It seems like we can make our move soon.”
Addison smiled when he heard Zhao Hai, then he replied, “I’ve been waiting for this day. Young Master, when do we move?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Very soon. Tell me about the general situation of the Resistance Army first. How many opponents do we need to deal with? How many cities does the Resistance Army have? We also need to find which Experts are stationed in which city. Once we know about that, then we can act.”
Addison nodded, he understood what Zhao Hai wanted so he immediately replied, “Right now, the Resistance Army has a total of 121 cities. 21 cities are under my control. The remaining 100 are divided between seven other Great Experts. These seven Experts are the Gibbon Brothers and the Five Element Skeletons.” After he said this, Addison stopped and then looked at Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Continue.”
Addison nodded, “The Gibbon Brothers are two Lich. However, they are different from the other Lich. Ordinary Lich would generally use magic to attack the enemy. However, the Gibbon Brothers actually prefer close-combat a.s.sa.s.sinations.”
When he heard Addison, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but frown as he said, “Can the Lich really do successful close-combat a.s.sa.s.sinations? Tell me more.”
Addison nodded, “I don’t know where the brothers got their weapons, but their weapons are invisible. Mysteriously, these two brothers are Lich, and Lich cannot make physical attacks. n.o.body alive has ever seen the weapons of the brothers. Those who have seen it are all dead. Their method of combat was hiding in the Dark Mist, approaching their target slowly. Then when they are about five to ten meters away, they would control their weapon and go for the kill. Even people in my level of strength would be seriously injured if not killed. Because of this, the Gibbon Brothers are considered to be rare Experts in the Resistance Army. They control 30 cities between the two of them.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he waved his hand. Addison continued on, “The Five Element Skeletons are five Skeleton Kings. The strongest one is the Metal-element Skeleton. n.o.body knows his name, but he is called Metal Skeleton by everybody. We don’t know why, but he can control metal. Naturally, there isn’t much metal in the Underworld. However, who knows how he did it, but he had a lot of metals. He would attach a lot of metals to his body and during combat, he would command these metals to attack the enemy. He’s quite difficult to deal with.”
After he talked up to this point, Addison turned to Guli and said, “Guli has fought with Metal Skeleton before and had eaten a loss. Guli, tell us about that.”
Guli nodded, then he said, “Right, Metal Skeleton’s strength is very formidable. He uses his energy to attack alongside his metals. Not only could these metals attack, they could also defend and change forms.”
Zhao Hai nodded, Guli continued the introduction in place of Addison, “The second strongest would be the Earth-element Skeleton. This Skeleton is very strong and his defense is the greatest among the five. His attacks are extremely heavy. Average people couldn’t break his defense. His life weapons are huge hammers, his attacks are near unstoppable.”
Guli went on, “The third is the Fire-element Skeleton. He controls yin fire. However, his control is much better compared to other mages. He’s also very difficult to deal with.”
“The fourth is the Water-element Skeleton. It can control water, but not just ordinary water, he controls the blood from the Blood Ponds. The blood inside Blood Ponds already has ma.s.sive amounts of energy inside them, this made his water attacks unblockable by average people.”
“The fifth is the Wood-element Skeleton. This one is very special. As the Young Master saw in the past, plants are very hard to come by in the Underworld. n.o.body knows where he found it, but the Wood-element Skeleton found a huge tree. This big tree didn’t need land to grow on. As long as you give it blood from the Blood Ponds, then it would be able to grow anywhere. This big tree is very tall at a height of 100 meters and a width of 40 meters. The tree’s body is entirely blood red, no leaf can be seen growing on top of it, only a hard trunk and several branches. When fighting, the Wood-element Skeleton would command the tree to attack and defend. Actually, he isn’t the weakest of the five. Besides Metal Skeleton and the Earth Skeleton, the other three are fairly equal in level.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “So that’s why they’re called the Five Element Skeletons. Interesting. If we take them to the s.p.a.ce, we would certainly experience a growth in power. As for the Gibbon Brothers, I want to have their weapons in my hands.”
Addison looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Mister, where should we make a move first?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Let’s not be anxious. Come look at the map and mark which group owns which city. This is important for our future actions. Once we know which city they are in, then it would be easier to clean them up.”
After he said that, Zhao Hai waved his hand as a three-dimensional holographic map appeared. Naturally, this was just a projection, not an image of the real Underworld.
Addison looked at the projection and verified its accuracy from his memory. Then one by one, he pointed out which people controlled which city. In the hand of the seven Experts were 100 cities. Of the Gibbon Brothers’ 30 cities, five of them were bordering Addison. As for the Five Element Skeletons, the closest to Addison’s Domain were the Wood Skeleton and the Water Skeleton. Each one of them controlled ten cities each.
Actually, Addison originally controlled ten cities. The other 11 cities were from people like Guli and Jiang Zheng’s, experts who didn’t belong to any of the other two factions. Because of this, after conquering these cities, Addison managed to establish his own territory.
After waiting for Addison to mark the territories, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but nod. It can be said that their position wasn’t very advantageous. Addison’s territory was the closest one to the Blood River. If the Dark Temple manages to break through the river, then the first to be attacked would be Addison’s domain.
Zhao Hai looked at the territories belonging to the Wood Skeleton and the Water Skeleton, then he turned his head to Addison and said, “We’ll start with these two first. After dealing with the Wood Skeleton and the Water Skeleton, we’ll deal with the other three. Then after that, we attack the Gibbon Brothers. What do you think?”
Addison nodded and said, “I don’t have any problems with that. I reckon we should deal with the Wood Skeleton first. No matter where, that fellow’s tree is eye-catching. As long as we find that tree, then we can find him and clean him up. Then we can concentrate on dealing with Water Skeleton. As long as we take care of the two of them, the others wouldn’t be a threat.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Good, then we’ll do that. You return to the Underworld first. After determining the position of Wood Skeleton, we will start to deal with him.”
Addison nodded. Then Zhao Hai waved his hand, sending Addison and the others back to the Underworld. After that, he led Laura and the others back to the villa before scanning the cities controlled by Wood Skeleton. He was looking for the skeleton’s trail.
Zhao Hai first looked at what Addison called Blood Tree City. This city was named after Wood Skeleton’s tree, and it was also Wood Skeleton’s main base. But unfortunately, Zhao Hai didn’t see the skeleton there. However, he managed to find the huge tree at another city. At the same time, Zhao Hai was met by an unexpected surprise!!
Chapter 1026 – Whoever Strikes First Will Gain The Advantage
Instead of Blood Tree City, Zhao Hai found Wood Skeleton in Blood Drop City. However, Blood Drop City was actually the city closest to Addison’s Domain.
It was at the border!
Blood Drop City was a border city between Addison and Wood Skeleton. Now that Addison’s strength has been greatly damaged, Wood Skeleton’s presence in Blood Drop city would make people come up with ideas.
Also, what Zhao Hai didn’t expect was that in Blood Drop City, Wood Skeleton wasn’t the only king-level Undead, there were four other skeletons present. These four looked different than the other skeletons. The five skeletons were present here.
One skeleton was golden yellow. He sat down on a huge iron chair. Who knows how many pieces of metal this iron chair had. One could see that this was Metal Skeleton.
The second was a purple skeleton. This skeleton was particularly large, he looked buffed and strong. He sat there as though he was an immovable mountain. One could see at first glance how strong this man could be. It was no doubt that this man was Earth Skeleton.
The third skeleton was blood red. It looked somewhat slender. Compared to Earth Skeleton who was beside it, the skeleton appeared even smaller. Moreover, from the skeleton’s shape, it was actually a female skeleton.
The fourth skeleton was a black one. It was pure black, there was no other point that wasn’t. However, on top of the skeleton’s head was a long silvery hair. The long hair gently swayed with the wind, but it was unexpectedly made out of Yin Fire. It was needless to say that this was Fire Skeleton.
Although the last skeleton was also blood red, he looked more manly compared to the female skeleton. Its height was no shorter than Earth Skeleton and on his hand was a blood red branch. Without a doubt, this was Wood Skeleton.
The Five Element Skeletons being in Blood Drop City was an even more thought-provoking scene. If they said that didn’t have any ideas on Addison’s territory, then even Grey Skeletons wouldn’t believe it.
When Zhao Hai saw this situation, his two eyes couldn’t help but narrow. Then he chuckled and said, “Interesting. Very interesting. They actually wanted to make the first move. Good, good, then there’s no need for us to wait. Lizzy, immediately a.s.semble the army. Besides those in the Undead Academy, have everyone prepared for battle.”
Lizzy nodded before she began to prepare. Zhao Hai’s figure moved an reappeared in Three Saint City. Addison and the others were waiting for Zhao Hai’s news. However, they didn’t expect Zhao Hai to appear this soon.
Addison looked puzzled as Zhao Hai, “Young Master, why did you come?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “If I didn’t come, then you wouldn’t know that someone is already at your door. I just saw the Five Element Skeletons in Blood Drop City. If we don’t act, I’m afraid they would be able to make the first move. Immediately prepare for battle.”
Addison stared, his expression sank before he coldly snorted and said, “So those fellows actually dared to aim their claws at me. It seems like they really think that our losses have been very heavy. They want to take my cities by force.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Isn’t this alright? This way, we can catch all of them in one net. We can save ourselves from finding them one by one. Let’s go, we’ll be making our move.” Addison nodded. Then Zhao Hai waved his hands as they entered the s.p.a.ce. The next moment, they appeared outside Blood Drop City.
When they appeared in Blood Drop City, Addison couldn’t help but stare. The entire city was completely surrounded by undead. There were billions of high-ranked Undead, not even a fly would be able to fly through. Naturally, this was a.s.suming that there were flies in the Underworld.
After looking at the dense Undead, even Addison felt his scalp go numb. This was true for the others as well. Zhao Hai looked at them, he smiled faintly and said, “Addison, you go and call them out.”
Addison complied, then he flew to the skies of Blood Drop City and shouted, “You five rotten slugs! You actually plan to attack me. Get out of here!” His sound travelled very far, reaching deep into Blood Drop City.
Naturally, this alarmed the five skeletons. They had just been discussing about how to deal with Addison. But even before they made a move, Addison was already outside their door. Also, Addison’s arrival was so quick that they weren’t even able to feel Addison coming. It was impossible for them to use their spiritual force at all times.. Of course, they didn’t know that Blood Drop City has already been surrounded.
But when they heard Addison, they immediately swept their spiritual force outwards. Upon using their spiritual force, they couldn’t help but stare, then quickly flew out of the city.
The Five Element Skeletons were stunned. They had never seen such a big scene. It has to be said that the five of them had secretly met with each other, so they didn’t bring any of their subordinates. And even if they did bring their subordinates, their high-ranked Undead could never reach such a number.
The five Skeletons quickly flew towards Addison. Wood Skeleton looked at Addison and said, “Addison, what do you want to do? Why did you bring your army in my city? Do you want war?”
Addison looked coldly at Wood Skeleton and said, “Don’t talk nonsense with me. You should know more than me about why you five are gathered here. I won’t waste my breath anymore. Submit to me or die!”
When the Five Element Skeletons heard this, they knew that Addison didn’t come today to make friends. Wood Skeleton coldly snorted and said, “Addison, although you are strong, there’s no way for you to fight all five of us. And as long as one of us escapes today, the Resistance Army certainly wouldn’t let you off.”
Addison gave out a loud laugh as he answered, “Hahaha, you’re too naive. Do you really think that you can escape? I’ve always been planning to go after all of you. Now that you’ve grouped yourselves up, you have given me the opportunity to save time. Don’t make me say it again, surrender or die”!
The worst temper out of the five, Earth Skeleton, coldly replied, “There’s so much nonsense, we’ll let our hands do the talking.” After saying that, he took two weapons out. His weapons were two huge hammers. The hammers roared as they aimed towards Addison. The other four Skeletons also made their moves. Each one of them used their own weapons to target Addison. Naturally, they had a plan of taking care of the leader first.
But at this time, Zhao Hai also made a move. In his hands were also two hammers. Moreover, these two hammers were much bigger compared to Earth Skeleton’s. Zhao Hai proceeded to dash towards Earth Skeleton.
Addison also took his weapon out as he went to attack Water Skeleton. Guli and the other Undead began to move as well.
Although the Five Element Skeletons didn’t bring a lot of soldiers, there were still a lot of troops inside the city. When they saw the confrontation, they naturally came out to fight.
Even if the Five Element Skeletons brought fewer troops, what they brought this time were their elite, just to ensure their safety. When these soldiers met with Lizzy and Megan’s Undead, they were almost immediately in a deadlock. This deadlock happened because Lizzy and Megan needed to allocate a portion of the Undead into stopping the Five Element Skeletons from escaping. Otherwise, these Undead would not be able to survive for long.
By this time, Zhao Hai had already clashed a few times with Earth Skeleton. One had to recognize that Earth Skeleton was truly very strong. He was innately stronger compared to the Barbarians. However, Zhao Hai’s strength wasn’t small either. Four hammers caused ear-splitting sounds in the air as they clashed.
Then at this moment, Metal Skeleton turned his metal chair into a huge rotating metal ball. Tiny shrapnels from this metallic sphere shot out towards Zhao Hai’s Undead.
Zhao Hai, who was fighting against Earth Skeleton, coldly snorted when he saw this. Then Metal Skeleton began to feel that the shrapnels he released had stopped, after that he began to lose control of these shrapnels as they formed a metallic sphere of their own.
Upon seeing this, Metal Skeleton couldn’t help but stare. The fiery soul on his eyes fluttered for a moment. Naturally he was very surprised. And since he was a man who went through many battles, he knew that there was only one explanation for this. Another Expert in metal manipulation was present, and the expert had a stronger grasp on the metal element.
After he thought about this, Metal Skeleton couldn’t help but stop the small sphere as he looked around him. However, he didn’t find any suspicious people.
It needs to be known that even if Zhao Hai was fighting with Earth Skeleton, he still had his control over the five elements. He rarely used these abilities. But after Metal Skeleton dared to show off in front of him, Zhao Hai decided to be impolite, going directly head to head with Metal Skeleton’s control.
On the other side, Wood Skeleton was controlling his own Blood Tree as he fought against the high-ranked Undead. Although these Undead were much weaker than him, their sheer number prevented Wood Skeleton from dealing with them in a short period of time.
This was Wood Skeleton’s firsthand experience in fighting against battle formations. However, Wood Skeleton began to feel strange. He couldn’t understand where these Undead came from. He didn’t believe that Addison hid this hand for so long. If Addison had such strength, then he wouldn’t have lost so much during the battle of Blood River.
Upon thinking about this, Wood Skeleton’s eyes turned towards Zhao Hai who was still fighting against Earth Skeleton. Wood Skeleton’s vision began to turn clear. The issue possibly had to do with the appearance of this mysterious Dark Pharoah. They hadn’t heard Addison having such a formidable Dark Pharoah as a subordinate before.
The one having the worst time of them all was Fire Skeleton. Fire Skeleton originally had very few flaws. After all, fire was always good to use when attacking an enemy.
Unfortunately for him, he was facing against Zhao Hai’s Undead. Fire Skeleton uses yin fire in order to attack. However, Zhao Hai managed to absorb yin fire before, improving the h.e.l.l King’s ship as well as making the s.p.a.ce’s undead unafraid to face it.
Being unafraid of yin fire was equal to breaking Fire Skeleton’s strongest attacks. Because of this, Fire Skeleton became distressed. It can be said that he was the one being pursued by the s.p.a.ce’s Undead.
Metal Skeletons attacking methods were restricted. Earth Skeleton was entangled with Zhao Hai. Water Skeleton was busy dealing with Addison, Fire Skeleton was being pursued by the Undead. And Wood Skeleton wouldn’t be able to look for help.
In this case, the Five Element Skeletons would suffer a defeat sooner or later. Actually, if Zhao Hai used his whole strength to attack, the skeletons would have already been dealt with. However, Zhao Hai didn’t want to use his full strength. He wanted to use this battle to gain fighting experience. Now that he was strong, there were very few opportunities for him have a proper fight with. Because of this, Zhao Hai lacked proper battle experience. This would be disadvantageous as his enemies get stronger.
In the battle at Blood River, Zhao Hai didn’t make a move because at that time, they were planning to show their weakness. In that case, it was impossible for Zhao Hai to make a move. But now that Zhao Hai was prepared to conquer the Five Element Skeletons, it was natural for him to personally attack.
It didn’t take long before the Five Element Skeleton’s subordinates were taken care of. Then Zhao Hai’s Undead entered Blood Drop City and began to take the Undead. Those who were grasped were immediately thrown into the s.p.a.ce.
One must know that cities in the Underworld were anything but small, and it showed in the number of Undead inside each one. Take Blood Drop City, for example, there were nearly 100 million Undead inside. But upon facing billions of enemies no weaker than themselves, these Undead didn’t have any chance to escape. In less than an hour, the Undead inside the city had been caught and sent to the s.p.a.ce.
After seizing those Undead, Zhao Hai’s Undead army began to surround the Five Element Skeletons. At this moment, Fire Skeleton had been injured. Earth Skeleton wasn’t doing very well either. Zhao Hai had completely suppressed his actions. Although Metal Skeleton had turned his metal sphere into a giant axe, he was actually being tied down by Guli and Jiang Zheng, he simply couldn’t withdraw. At the same time, Water Skeleton was being pressed hard by Addison, it was evident that she wouldn’t last another 100 moves.
As for Wood Skeleton, he had yet to experience a huge threat. But upon seeing the number of Undead surrounding them, he knew that he couldn’t withdraw, nor could he save the others.
Upon seeing the fate of Blood Drop City, Wood Skeleton knew that it was the end, and he couldn’t find any chance for them to escape.
At this time, Fire Skeleton, who had been continuously hounded by the Undead, was about to get killed. When he saw this situation, Wood Skeleton couldn’t wait anymore. He immediately surrendered, “Mister Addison, please stop. I am willing to submit!”
Although he had surrendered, Wood Skeleton still kept swinging his tree towards the surrounding Undead. But this time, it wasn’t meant to attack, but as a means of self-preservation.
After his surrender was announced, the Undead attacking Wood Skeleton stopped. But they still surrounded him in all directions.
Chapter 1027 – Subduing the Five Element Skeletons
When Earth Skeleton heard Wood Skeleton’s surrender, he couldn’t help but shout, “You spineless coward! You don’t deserve to be an Undead!” Although he was pressured by Zhao Hai, his defense was still very good. Therefore, he still had some room to shout to Wood Skeleton.
Upon hearing this, Zhao Hai said, “What, you don’t want to surrender? You want to die? Give up an almost immortal life just to become someone’s food? Is that what you want?”
Words can execute hearts!
Zhao Hai’s words could be said to be targeting the heart of the enemy, hitting the Undead’s weakness. An Undead’s life was almost endless. If they were like Gimreden who wholeheartedly delved themselves into research, then they wouldn’t care about life and death. They had already looked at both sides. To them, there was no difference between the two.
However, Earth Skeleton and the others were different. People like Gimreden haven’t tasted authority and power. For Earth Skeleton and the others, the longer they live, then the bigger their authority would become. Because of this, they didn’t want to die. This was also the reason why Wood Skeleton surrendered.
When Zhao Hai spoke his words, the aura of the Skeletons couldn’t help but weaken. After Zhao Hai spoke, Earth Skeleton didn’t make any noise. Although he was still defending, the defense had lost its fierce aura.
Zhao Hai was Earth Skeleton’s opponent, so naturally he was able to sense the changes to the Skeleton’s mood. He also learned a trick. Sometimes, in battle, psychological pressure might just be the last straw to break the camel’s back.
After he found out about the changes to Earth Skeleton, Zhao Hai’s hammer changed after his next attack. As he hammered down on Earth Skeleton, the skeleton proceeded to block. However, the hammers in Zhao Hai’s hands were suddenly exchanged into a huge net, capturing Earth Skeleton in the process. Earth Skeleton was shocked and wanted to struggle, however, the net had completely tied him up, giving him no opportunity to fight back.
After seizing Earth Skeleton, Zhao Hai turned his attention towards Metal Skeleton. It can be said that among these group of people, Metal Skeleton was the most threatening one. But who knew that he would meet Zhao Hai? Because of this, the Skeleton’s threat was reduced to its lowest point. Metal Skeleton had turned his metal ball into a huge axe as he battle against Guli and Jiang Zheng in close combat.
After sensing that Zhao Hai’s attention was placed on him, Metal Skeleton knew that it was the end. After he thought about this, he couldn’t help but put his weapon down as he said, “I’m willing to surrender.”
When Water Skeleton saw that her peers were either on the verge of dying or had surrendered, leaving her alone to fend for herself, she also dropped her weapon. At this point, the battle was over.
Zhao Hai and the others also withdrew their weapons. Zhao Hai turned his head to Addison and nodded. Addison immediately understood what Zhao Hai meant. He turned to the Five Element Skeletons and said, “Since you submit, then follow me.” After he said that, a spatial rift opened up before he flew in.
The Five Element Skeletons couldn’t help but stare when they saw this. However, they couldn’t retreat even if they wanted to. Therefore, they could only clench their teeth as they also entered the rift.
When the Skeletons entered the rift, the s.p.a.ce immediately issued a prompt, “Five Yin Element Skeletons detected. Subduing. Subjugation complete. Extracting their abilities and strengthening the Host’s control abilities. Extraction complete, strengthening complete!”
Zhao Hai felt the energy inside his body grow a bit stronger, then there wasn’t anything else. Zhao Hai was also aware that he was already very strong, so the increase of the five elements could only do so much to him.
At this time, another prompt sounded out, “Variant ancient tree detected. Extracting seeds, seeds extracted. Seeds can now be bought in the s.p.a.ce’s store. Tree can be planted in the h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce. The tree’s main attack has yin attribute.”
When he heard this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but gawk. But then he understood that this ancient tree was Wood Skeleton’s blood tree. Zhao Hai hadn’t thought about it before, he was only reminded when he heard the s.p.a.ce’s prompt.
Zhao Hai cured Fire Skeletons’ injuries first before taking them to the villa along with Addison’s group.
Laura and the others were currently having the Undead clean up the battlefield. Actually, there was nothing much to take care of. This time, they completely suppressed Blood Droop City. There weren’t that many Undead who got killed, most of them had been caught and sent to the s.p.a.ce.
After cleaning up, Laura and the others began to release Blood Drop City’s Undead back. With this, outsiders wouldn’t see anything wrong.
Zhao Hai entered the room and waved his hand as he said, “Everyone, please take a seat.” Addison and the others obediently sat, the Five Element Skeletons sat down as well. The skeletons had already been subdued by the s.p.a.ce.
When everyone had settled down, Zhao Hai said, “I didn’t expect to capture all of you at the same time. This saved me a lot of trouble. The next thing we have to do is to conquer your cities before we deal with the Gibbon Brothers. Addison, you discuss how to deal with this matter. But don’t make too big of a move.”
Addison and the others nodded before they turned around and left. After that, Zhao Hai turned his attention to Laura and the others who were currently looking at the monitor. At this time, the monitor was displaying Blood Drop City’s situation. The City’s Undead had been released back, naturally they were now Zhao Hai’s subordinates.
Zhao Hai looked at this and smiled as he said, “Good. You’re getting more and more adept at this. Cai’er, is there any possibility for the others to suspect us?”
Cai’er shook her head and said, “Young Master, you can rest a.s.sured. Since our action is too fast, n.o.body should have found out about it.”
Zhao Hai began to relax, then he turned to Laura and said, “Good, it seems like the Resistance Army would soon be under my control.”
Laura also smiled as she said, “I didn’t expect it to go this smoothly. Brother Hai, those people don’t look too powerful. Compared to your fight with Addison, they seem to fall short.”
Zhao Hai laughed, “You underestimate me. I’ve been constantly progressing ever since I acquired the Myriad Stellar Transformations Ying Yang Art. It took so long to fight Addison because one, it’s the first time I’ve ran into my match, and second, I have a lack of combat experience. At this time, Addison is no longer my opponent, even if I don’t use my Blood Ghost Staff.”
Laura replied, “Brother Hai, from what I can see, I suggest that you should be using the function of your staff more often. Otherwise, the fights would take too long. Brother Hai, you seem to have forgotten, the Blood Ghost Staff is your weapon, and n.o.body can take it away. Not using its transformations would be too wasteful. You should be transforming your staff appropriately in order to deal with your enemy. This should be how you fight in the future.”
Zhao Hai gawked, he always thought that using his Blood Ghost Staff all the time would be a bit too overkill. Now that Laura had reminded him, he couldn’t help but feel stupid. Just as Laura said, the staff was his own weapon, n.o.body else could use it. He can also take it out at any time. If he didn’t use his staff, then it would surely be a waste.
After thinking about this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but give out an embarra.s.sed smile as he said, “Thanks for the reminder. I’ve been negligent. I will do better in the future.”
Laura giggled as she gave Zhao Hai a kiss. This was the aspect that she liked about Zhao Hai the most. He knew how to admit to his mistakes. Moreover, he was very good at listening to suggestions and wouldn’t dismiss anything that embarra.s.sed him. Not being angered after being corrected was Zhao Hai’s greatest strong point.
At this time, Addison and the others have reached an agreement. Addison bowed to Zhao Hai and said, “Young Master, we’ve already made a plan. After we head back, we will immediately execute it.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Go, remember to keep everything secret, don’t let anybody discover our actions. I’d prefer we spend more time to keep it a secret than having other people find out.”
Addison and the others nodded. Then they bowed to Zhao Hai and left. Zhao Hai turned his head to Cai’er and said, “Cai’er, supervise their actions. If they need any help, give it to them. As long as we can smoothly take the domain of the Five Element Skeletons, the Resistance Army is essentially ours.”
Cai’er gave a nod, she immediately understood Zhao Hai’s command. Only once Zhao Hai gained the Resistance Army’s territory would he become one of the three major forces in the Underworld. And with the Resistance Army in his control, he could now expand outwards and swallow the entire plane.
Cai’er was very clear how important the Underworld was to Zhao Hai. It can be said that both the Divine Realm or the Atlanta Plane couldn’t compare to the importance of the Underworld. The Underworld’s Dark Mist can block most creatures from entering the plane. This meant that Zhao Hai would have a very safe rear base. Moreover, this rear base would also produce troops, a steady stream of troops, which was also important for Zhao Hai.
Most importantly, there were also those huge skeletons as well as the plants of the Underworld. The s.p.a.ce was already more than level 100, yet it still couldn’t find out their uses. This was enough to cause Zhao Hai to place his attention to the plane.
What they need to do right now was to take the Underworld. After doing that, then they would go to the Atlanta Plane to look for the Ascension magic armor. If they couldn’t use the magic armor, then they could only ascend in the Divine Realm. Although doing so would cause Lu Wei to pursue them, Zhao Hai would be able to manage since he had the troops from the Underworld. And as long as Zhao Hai’s strength continues to go up, there would come a time where they wouldn’t be afraid of Lu Wei anymore.
Also, Zhao Hai had some suspicions about that fellow in the Dark Temple. Zhao Hai thinks that controlling the Underworld through the Dark Temple shouldn’t be just for acquiring troops. Perhaps there was another goal, but Zhao Hai has no way to find out about it right now.