Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1028
Chapter 1028 – 10 Billion Undead Army
Actually, once you subdue most of the high-ranked Undead in the Underworld, the low-ranked would be very easy to deal with. The territory of the Five Element Skeleton was an example of this. After reaching an agreement, the Five Element Skeletons returned to their territories. When they arrived, the Skeletons immediately had their people enter the s.p.a.ce.
Levels were very strict in the Underworld, this allowed the Five Element Skeletons to order their subordinates with ease. If their subordinates dared to rebel, then they would immediately be killed. Also, the high-ranked Undead under the Skeletons were in a soul contract. And unlike Addison, these Undead didn’t have any means to erase it. Therefore, these Undead could only follow the orders that their masters gave them.
After subduing all of the Five Element Skeleton’s subordinates, there was only one thing left to do, this was to send all of the remaining undead inside the Cities into the s.p.a.ce.
Compared to sending the Five Element Skeleton’s subordinates to the s.p.a.ce, this one was much more difficult to complete. Although the Five Element Skeletons were far more powerful than these Undead, there were undead who didn’t necessarily heed to all their demands. After all, the Five Element Skeletons didn’t have a soul contract with them.
Zhao Hai asked Addison and knew that even high-ranked Undead would have limited Undead that they could control. For example, Addison’s control couldn’t exceed 100 people. And then the control of these people couldn’t exceed 90. As the hierarchy goes down, then the limit of control would also decrease. In the end, most Undead on the level of silver skeletons could only control 20 or so Undead.
Addison’s army was built like a pyramid. He conquered Undead who in turn conquered their own. With this system, an army was slowly formed.
However, people like Addison wouldn’t just rashly use their quota for 100 people. This wouldn’t be too beneficial to them. If they encounter a high-ranked Undead but their quota was already full of low-ranked Undead, then it would be too much of a loss.
For this reason, King-level Undead like Addison wouldn’t form too many soul contracts. However, because there were a lot of Undead in the Underworld, some Undead would still surrender to Addison and become his subordinates.
This surrender didn’t mean that a contract was made, there was no need for one. It was a relationship similar to a weaker being seeking protection from the strong. Addison would protect them while they work for Addison. They were also an integral part of Addison’s army. However, it was still clear that these Undead weren’t as good as the contracted Undead. If Addison gained some good resources, then he would definitely prefer to give them to the Undead that were contracted to him. This caused a gap between the contracted and non-contracted Undead.
Also, there were some Undead in the Resistance Army who didn’t want to surrender to the strong. This made their lives much more dangerous, but they still didn’t want to submit to anybody.
There were plenty of these Undead in each City. Although these Undead gave respects to the powerful, they wouldn’t give their unconditional obedience to them. At the same time, it would also be impossible for a City Lord to force them, otherwise they would leave. And this would be the prelude of a perishing city.
For these reasons, it wasn’t easy for the Five Element Skeletons to gain full control of the Undead in their cities. If these Undead escaped, then they would surely spread the information. And if it reached the ears of the Gibbon Brothers, then they might be prompted to move.
Even if Zhao Hai could subdue the Gibbon Brothers using his overwhelming strength, the Brothers had billions upon billions of Undead in their cities. With Zhao Hai’s current strength, it was impossible for him to eat them all up in one go. Only when he subdued all the Undead in the Five Element Skeleton’s territory would he have the possibility to do so. Before that happens, Zhao Hai didn’t want information to be pa.s.sed on. If the Dark Temple gets word about what was happening, then the trouble would be bigger.
The Five Element Skeletons collectively controlled 70 cities. The size of these cities varied, but in general, their overall population ranged from 600 million to 7 billion. Such enormous number wouldn’t be very easy to subdue.
What Zhao Hai dreaded wasn’t these ordinary Undead but instead those fellows from the Dark Temple. If the Dark Temple came to know about this matter, then they would certainly make a move. Because of this, secrecy needed to be kept in this situation.
Fortunately, in the Underworld, besides those who were had great strength, not a lot of Undead would go to another city. Most of them were only active in and around their city of residence.
With this in place, one could be a.s.sured that communications between cities would be minimal. It can even be said that each city was sealed of from the others. This gave Zhao Hai an opportunity to defeat each city one by one.
Because of this, Zhao Hai wasn’t too worried. They would start with Wood Skeleton’s territory first before proceeding towards Water Skeleton’s place. They would subdue cities bit by bit, one after another. Then they would proceed to the other territories, conquering all of the Undead along the way.
Zhao Hai had been very patient, starting to subdue one or two cities per day wasn’t a problem. With more and more Undead going into his hands, it wouldn’t be long before they would be able to subdue multiple cities in one day. After all, the managers of those cities had already become their people. With those people in hand, it wouldn’t be very difficult to conquer all of the Undead residents.
With this set-up, it took nearly one month before all of the Undead from the Five Element Skeleton’s territory were captured. Now, they would proceed to deal with the Gibbon Brothers.
Upon capturing all of the Undead, Zhao Hai noted that the Undead inside the s.p.a.ce had already numbered to over 13 billion. This was definitely a very huge number.
Fortunately, besides the h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce, Zhao Hai bought several other dark-attributed backgrounds. These backgrounds would be enough to house these Undead.
This didn’t mean that the h.e.l.l s.p.a.ce couldn’t accommodate all of these Undead. It was just that it wouldn’t be easy to manage these Undead if they were all inside a single s.p.a.ce. Therefore, Zhao Hai had 5 other backgrounds each with 2 billion Undead inside. Zhao Hai also established Undead Academies in these backgrounds. Naturally, these Academies were just branches of the original Undead Academy. There were no instructors from other races in these Academies. However, they still managed to inspire the Undead living in each s.p.a.ce.
The Five Element Skeletons were unaware about these matters until Addison told them. Upon knowing that the Undead could study, and even be taught by the other races, the Five Element Skeletons were moved, their respect for Zhao Hai increased even more.
In this month of time, while Zhao Hai subdued the Undead in the Five Element Skeleton’s territory, the Divine Realm wasn’t going very peacefully.
The O’Neal family already had a firm standing in the Taurus Continent. After transferring more higher levelled magic armors, the O’Neal family gained more courage. They started to explore the Taurus Continent, mining the resources while also surveying the Barbarian, Winged Pegasus, and Thunder Clan planes. There was n.o.body inside these planes to prevent them from doing so.
Because of this, the O’Neal family brought a lot of slaves from the Atlanta Plane. One shouldn’t underestimate these slaves. Slave trade wasn’t something new to the Atlanta Plane. Because of this, keeping and nurturing these slaves were very well managed. In the Atlanta Plane, slaves weren’t immediately taken to do work. Instead, they were trained to control civilian magic armor first. Only after learning how to drive these magic armors were these slaves allowed to be sold off.
The O’Neal family obtained a domain several times larger than the Ark Continent. Naturally, this meant that they would need a lot of manpower. Because of this, they bought trained slaves en ma.s.se.
The reason for the O’Neal family’s anxiety were the foreign races. They knew that the enemy were very powerful. If they don’t develop as soon as possible, then it was highly probable that the Foreign Races would seriously attack them in the future. If this happened, then they would have no way to resist.
However, the O’Neal family didn’t expect the Foreign races to attack so soon. It had just been two months since the last conflict between the two parties.
This time, the exchange between the O’Neal family and the Foreign Races weren’t huge-scale battles. Instead, the Foreign Races employed small-unit tactics. They would make a short attack before retreating. This made the O’Neal family anxious.
Naturally, this exchange was brought to Zhao Hai’s attention. He didn’t think that the Foreign Races would wage war against the O’Neal family in such a short time.
However, after further deliberation, Zhao Hai knew why the Foreign Races chose to do this. The strength of the Foreign Races came from their population. Because of this, these small-scale battles would be able to slowly chip out the military power of the O’Neal family. They would obtain great victory by grinding the O’Neal family down.
This idea was good, but the tactics weren’t executed well. After all, their speed was just on par with the magic armors. After looking at the battles for several days, Zhao Hai finally lost his interest.
At this time, Zhao Hai’s thoughts weren’t on the O’Neal family and the Foreign Races, but instead it was on the Gibbon Brothers. His interest was greatly roused upon hearing about the unusual pair of Lich from Addison.
Chapter 1029 – Weapons of the Gibbon Brothers
The Gibbon Brothers, despite being Lich, weren’t using magic to attack their enemy, instead they use a.s.sa.s.sination techniques. This surprised Zhao Hai. What made Zhao Hai even more surprised were the weapons the two used.
The Lich were truly a very bizzare race. They didn’t have any physical bodies, so they weren’t afraid of physical attacks. But at the same time, this also made them unable to have any physical strength. Both attack and defense of the Lich were made using magic. There weren’t any suitable weapons for them here in the Underworld.
However, this didn’t mean that the Lich weren’t able to touch things. They were able to do so but not with their hands, but with their spiritual force instead. Technically, the Lich were able to make physical attacks, after all they can control these things.
But most of the Lich don’t use this method. This was because this method had a weak point. Since it used their spiritual force, making an attack this way would also allow their enemies to damage their souls. Once their souls were attacked, then they would be in immediate danger.
Additionally, the Lich hide in the Dark mist, bringing weapons would just make them visible. Because of this, no Lich was stupid enough to bring any weapon to the battlefield.
But now, the Gibbon Brothers became famous by using a.s.sa.s.sination techniques. This made Zhao Hai very interested. To be honest, Zhao Hai wasn’t interested in the pair of Lich, but in the weapons they use instead.
Powerhouses in the Underworld knew about the Gibbon Brothers as well as the weapon that they use. However, n.o.body alive ever saw these weapons; those who did were already dead. But everybody could affirm that these weapons weren’t ordinary.
Lich didn’t have physical bodies, naturally this included the Gibbon Brothers. This made it so that they couldn’t wield weapons like the other Undead. But for so many years, n.o.body had even seen the weapons held by the Gibbon Brothers. Despite that, everyone knew that the brothers weren’t using magic when killing. This made people wonder about the extraordinary weapon that allowed the Lich to wield them.
The Lich could also refine energy. Zhao Hai discovered this when he entered Kampala’s room. Kampala was able to compress magic to a certain degree and shape it as a weapon. However, using such magic in a.s.sa.s.sination wouldn’t work.
Although magic compression had a process, it was a process that was easily broken. If one sneaks up on an enemy and this process fails, then they wouldn’t even know how they died. This was because initiating magic compression would make the target know about your presence, making them quickly react. This small delay would allow the other party to dodge or counterattack before the process finishes.
If one uses compressed magic before they attack, then it still wouldn’t work. This was because such strong magic would surely attract the attention of the enemy. Also, compressed magic wasn’t any different than physical weapons, making it visible to those in the surroundings. Because of this, the powerhouses of the Underworld were sure that the Gibbon Brothers weren’t using magic.
The two weapons were what Zhao Hai valued. The power level of the Underworld wasn’t low. Experts like Addison were equivalent to low ranked cultivators in Lu Wei’s realm. It can even be said that the Underworld was a much higher-leveled plane compared to the Divine Realm.
And in such a plane, the Gibbon Brothers were able to gain reputation using their techniques. Moreover, n.o.body knew how they did it, explaining how uncommon their weapons were. It can also be seen that their weapons had qualifications to be used in the Cultivation Realm.
The more he thought about it, the more interested Zhao Hai became. He wanted to know what these weapons really were. If these weapons could be integrated to his own staff, then the benefits would surely be big.
At this time, Zhao Hai’s blood ghost staff already had a lot functions inside it, and its attacking power was also very strong. However, Zhao Hai always felt that there was still room for improvement for the staff. Therefore, he wanted to see if the weapons in the hands of the Gibbon Brothers would help.
After Zhao Hai took care of the Five Element Skeleton’s subordinates, he began to prepare for dealing with the Gibbon Brothers. However, before Zhao Hai could begin, flames of war began to erupt in the Divine Realm, diverting his attention. But after seeing that there was nothing important, he began to resume his preparation.
The Gibbon Brothers were very famous in the Underworld. It can be said that they were the actual rulers of the Resistance Army. Naturally, this was before Addison appeared. Addison’s appearance was an official challenge to the Gibbon Brothers. And it was the Gibbon Brothers who used the Dark Temple to suppress Addison last time. They wouldn’t allow Addison to threaten their rule of the Resistance Army.
But this time, the Gibbon Brothers had made a huge miscalculation. They didn’t expect that Addison would surpa.s.s their expectations under Zhao Hai’s guide. They didn’t even expect the Five Element Skeletons to be completely subdued. They also didn’t consider Addison to be subordinated to someone like Zhao Hai. It can be said that the Gibbon Brothers had become isolated in the entire Resistance Army.
Despite this, Zhao Hai still wouldn’t underestimate the brothers. The Gibbon Brothers had led the Resistance Army against the Dark Temple for so many years, it was impossible for them to be simple people. In the face of such people, making mistakes would be very dangerous. If Zhao Hai let them escape to the Dark Temple, then things would become more troublesome.
Zhao Hai also felt abit curious about the Gibbon Brothers. This pair of brothers were hailed as the strongest in the Resistance Army, making them the rulers of the group. However, they didn’t make the other powers in the army submit to them. Even after Addison was suppressed for wanting to unify the Resistance Army, the Gibbon Brothers still left Three Saint City alone, which was a surprise for Zhao Hai.
But no matter what, the Gibbon Brothers needed to submit to him. If they decided to resist, then there was no need for further discussion, they would be killed!
Zhao Hai’s plan was similar to what he did with the Five Element Skeletons. He would first find the Gibbon Brothers then directly send Undead to surround them, but this time this also includes their cities.
The reason Zhao Hai dared to do so this time was because he had enough manpower. His military strength had already reached beyond 10 billion. Surrounding 30 cities with such numbers was possible.
Addison and the others also agreed to this plan. Addison didn’t believe that they wouldn’t be able to deal with the Gibbon Brothers with the help of the Five Element Skeletons as well as Zhao Hai. And as long as they took care of the Gibbon Brothers, everything else would be a cinch.
Zhao Hai finally found where the two Brothers were located. The two were currently inside the most developed city that they controlled, Soul Warrior City.
There was a tower inside Soul Warrior City. This was also the tallest and thickest tower that Zhao Hai saw in the Underworld so far.
The entire structure towered at 200 meters. It also had a diameter of 100 meters. Because of this, although the tower was tall, it still gave out a strong and st.u.r.dy appearance.
The tower followed the architectural style of the Underworld which was extreme simplicity. n.o.body could see anything special about the tower from the outside.
However, Zhao Hai can notice some fine details on the tower. There seems to be blood vessels on the tower’s surface. As soon as he saw this, Zhao Hai believed that this tower was the same as the one Kampala made. It can use the blood in a Blood Spring in order to control the city’s defensive magic formation.
The Gibbon Brothers lived in this tower, along with their subordinates. Since the brothers were Lich, they also cared for their own fellow Lich. Because of this, no other Undead lived in this tower besides the Lich race.
Zhao Hai’s staff had already mapped the entire Soul Warrior City. From what Zhao Hai can see, the Gibbon Brothers had yet to come out of their tower.
In fact, Zhao Hai learned from Addison that the two Brothers were just like the other Lich in their love for research. Because of this, they rarely come out of their tower to fight.
Zhao Hai also saw the two brothers on the monitor. There was nothing special about the two brothers, they were similar to the other Lich. Zhao Hai imagined them to have ferocious faces, but it was the opposite. They fairly looked like the other Lich. However, although they also had beards and looked like old people, the brothers could be said to be attractive old men.
After Zhao Hai confirmed the ident.i.ty of the two brothers though Addison, they began to act. This time, Zhao Hai divided his men into two batches. A batch of 12 billion Undead, both from the Five Element Skeleton and Addison’s territories, were sent to surround the cities inside the Gibbon Brothers’ territory. These Undead would be under Megan’s command.
The other batch, a billion Undead which included Addison and the others, were sent to surround Soul Warrior City. The ordinary Undead were commanded by Lizzy while Zhao Hai and the others would be responsible for dealing with the Gibbon Brothers.
After arranging these things, Zhao Hai made everyone prepare to take action. He first had the undead surround all of the cities inside the Gibbon Brothers’ territory. All the Undead they came upon were captured and sent to the s.p.a.ce.
This process requires some time. This was 12 billion Undead, not 12 million. Releasing this much people would require a very long time. There was also the issue of setting ranks. Because of this, Zhao Hai and the others took 5 days before they finished.
After five days, when Megan was finally done with organizing the teams, Zhao Hai and the others departed. It didn’t take long before the team arrived above Soul Warrior City. The billion Undead had also surrounded the city, not even a drop of water could go through unnoticed.
Naturally, such a huge movement wouldn’t escape the Gibbon Brothers’ notice. The two quickly discovered Zhao Hai’s group as well as the mult.i.tude of Undead outside the city.
Upon seeing the situation, the Gibbon brothers quickly brought large quant.i.ties of Lich to fly out of the tower. This time, Zhao Hai didn’t hide as he just stood there with Addison and the Five Element Skeletons by his side.
The Gibbon Brothers looked at this and stared before a flash went through their eyes. One of them said, “May I know who His Excellency is? Why did you come to Soul Warrior City? Addison, what’s happening?”
Addison smiled faintly and said, “We are Young Master’s subordinates. Everything is the Young Master’s decision.” Then he said nothing else, showing that all of them had submitted to Zhao Hai.
The Gibbon Brothers turned to look at the Five Element Skeletons and began to feel restless. Then they carefully sized Zhao Hai up. Naturally, Zhao Hai didn’t show his full image, he was still in his Dark Pharoah form. His aura was even hidden, one could just sense a rock in the place where he stood.
But this didn’t make the Gibbon Brothers underestimate Zhao Hai. The two bowed as one of them said, “May we know who Mister is? Why did you bring this many people to Soul Warrior City?”
Zhao Hai looked at the two and said, “There’s no need to act confused. I don’t believe that you’re clueless about why I came here. I just want to tell the two of you that starting today, the Resistance Army will submit to me, Zhao Hai. Refusing to accept will be met with death! You either submit to me or have your soul fires harvested.”
The Gibbon Brothers looked at each other, they didn’t expect Zhao Hai to be this overbearing. Upon appearing, he immediately made his purpose clear, leaving the two with no moves to use. The brothers also knew that things weren’t going in their favor.
Chapter 1030 – Soul Weapon
Not everyone could be overbearing, this was because it was a sign of overwhelming strength. It was an imposing manner, a kind of pressure brought upon by an absolute confidence in one’s strength. The same thing also applies when one was confident of dealing with the enemy.
But the imposing manner that Zhao Hai showed right now was due to his confidence in his strength. He was clear about his might, thus bringing confidence to his every word.
The Gibbon Brothers looked at each other. They were powerful experts of the Underworld, therefore they could feel Zhao Hai’s overbearing aura. They two didn’t hesitate as they both entered the Dark Mist.
The other Lich also followed the brothers in entering the Dark Mist. Upon seeing all the Lich vanish, Addison and the others couldn’t help but be on guard.
Zhao Hai coldly smiled and said, “This method is useless against me.” Then he waved his hand as an innumerable amount of Undead appeared in the Dark Mist. These Undead used magic attacks immediately after appearing.
After being met by attacks, the Lich immediately reappeared, causing them to be locked in battle. At this moment, Zhao Hai’s staff transformed into a huge bell, then he waved the bell making a huge gon sound. The sound waved across the dark mist and spread all around him. The Lich who heard the sound had a look of pain on their faces, their magic being sealed. A short while after that, cracks began appearing, sucking the pained Lich inside.
However, from beginning to the end, the Gibbon Brothers remained hidden. Even during Zhao Hai’s sound attack, the two were still one with the Dark Mist.
Zhao Hai’s eyes shone, then he smiled faintly and said, “Interesting, your weapons can actually resist by soul attacks.”
Just as Zhao Hai’s voice fell, the brothers suddenly appeared near Zhao Hai. Then the two proceeded to make an attack.
Upon seeing this, Addison’s expression changed, then he shouted, “Young Master, look out!”
However, this warning came too late. The Gibbon Brothers had already pierced Zhao Hai’s clothes with their weapons. When the weapons went through Zhao Hai’s clothes with little to no resistance, the Gibbon Brothers couldn’t help but be elated. They knew that it was impossible for people to survive upon meeting an attack from their weapon.
Clang! Clang! As the two weapons. .h.i.t Zhao Hai’s body, it actually made a metallic sound. At this time, Zhao Hai turned around, his two arms capturing two things.
Upon seeing at Zhao Hai’s action, the Gibbon Brothers stared. Then their expressions changed. They discovered that their weapons were actually useless against Zhao Hai.
When they wanted to retrieve their weapons, two spatial rifts appeared in Zhao Hai’s hands. Then the brothers quickly lost contact with their weapons.
When they lost the connection to their weapons, the Gibbon Brothers were horrified. However, Zhao Hai didn’t allow them to recover. He moved his hand, retrieving the huge bell once more before gently swinging it. The faces of the Gibbon Brothers showed pain. Then two spatial rifts appeared right beside them, two giant hands extended from the rift, grabbing the two Lich Brothers in before vanishing.
Zhao Hai waved his hand, turning the bell back into his staff. Then Zhao Hai turned to Addison and the others and said, “Addison, I’ll leave this place to you. Remember, I want all the Undead alive.”
Addison and the others were shocked by Zhao Hai’s attack. Upon hearing the command, they couldn’t help but stare. Then Addison quickly said, “Yes, Young Master. Rest a.s.sured.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then his figure vanished. Addison let out a long breath before turning towards the Five Element Skeletons, he forced a smile and said, “Let’s get back to work. Let’s not make the Young Master make a move himself.”
Earth Skeleton looked at Addison and said, “Addison, I heard that you fought with the Young Master and managed to mutually exhaust each other. Is that true?”
To be honest, Addison didn’t know what to reply. Addison found out that Zhao Hai’s attacks had become more diversified and complex. If he were to fight the current Zhao Hai, then he knew that he wouldn’t last longer than the Gibbon Brothers. However, he really did fight Zhao Hai before, and both of them exhausted themselves. But if he said it right now, then n.o.body would believe him.
After thinking about it, Addison couldn’t help but smile bitterly at Earth Skeleton and said, “I fought with the Young Master for some time. But I think the Young Master is just testing my strength. Alright, let’s go back to work.” The group nodded before they carried an attack on Soul Warrior City.
At this time, Zhao Hai had entered the s.p.a.ce, naturally he wasn’t able to hear Addison’s words. If he managed to hear it, then even he wouldn’t be able to stop himself from smiling bitterly. He didn’t intend to test Addison’s strength, he truly had a hard time. That was the first time that Zhao Hai was able to experience that kind of battle, it was only later that he managed to find an appropriate fighting style.
Today’s battle was where Zhao Hai used his different methods. He used the s.p.a.ce to determine the locations of the Lich, then he changed his staff into a bell to send a soul attack. After that, his crystal body blocked the attack from the Gibbon Brothers before sending the weapons to the s.p.a.ce’s inventory. Then he used a soul attack once more to disorientate the Lich Brothers before sending them to the s.p.a.ce. This set of movements used a lot of Zhao Hai’s a.r.s.enal, but it allowed him to have full control of the battlefield. From the moment the Gibbon Brothers disappeared, everything was already under Zhao Hai’s control. What kind of attack the Lich would do had also been predicted.
This wasn’t the first time that Zhao Hai used this kind of method, he used these several times before in dealing with his enemies. But during those times, it didn’t feel great. It was only this time that Zhao Hai felt a type of control, it was very satisfying.
Zhao Hai didn’t immediately summon the Gibbon Brothers when he entered the s.p.a.ce, nor did he go and see the new weapons he gained. Instead, Zhao Hai closed his eyes and recalled the battle. His decisions on the battle was perfect. There weren’t any problems in his command, everything was methodical and without flaw.
Zhao Hai finally understood that this was the kind of combat he wanted. He always felt that there was something missing in his previous fights; now he knew what it was. This control wasn’t something that he felt before, and this battle finally opened his eyes.
Zhao Hai let out a long breath, then a smile slowly bloomed on his face as he opened his eyes. He walked to the villa to see Laura and the others looking at the monitor. The screen was currently showing Addison and the others seizing the Undead inside Soul Warrior City. Lizzy’s Undead army was coordinating with Addison’s group.
On the other hand, Megan’s army was also encircling the cities under the Gibbon Brothers’ control. The Undead inside those cities finally discovered that something wasn’t right.The cities launched their defensive formations while people were starting to look for reinforcements.
There was no need for Laura and the others to offer their help. Because of this, when Zhao Hai entered the room, Laura immediately welcomed him with a smile, “Brother Hai, your attack was very smooth.”
Zhao Hai agreed, he smiled faintly and said, “It is indeed very smooth. I need to thank you for the reminder. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been aware of it in this fight.”
Laura smiled faintly and didn’t say anything else. Zhao Hai looked at her and said, “Alright, go help Meg prepare something good. It’s a special day, I feel like celebrating.” Laura nodded before she and Meg went to the kitchen to prepare some food. Meanwhile, Zhao Hai waved his hand and called the Gibbon Brothers over.
At the same time, Zhao Hai retrieved the weapons that the brothers used. The weapons caused Zhao Hai to stare. This was because these two weapons didn’t look like weapons at all. Instead, they looked like the fangs of a snake, curved, hollow, but quite sharp.
What made Zhao Hai more surprised was the fact that the two fangs weren’t very big, only a palm’s length. They look like two small transparent curved awls. If one didn’t have any idea, one would see it as a decoration instead.
At this time, the s.p.a.ce issued a prompt, “Unknown animal tooth detected, may be used as a weapon. It can attack physically and has the ability to target the soul. Can be nourished by one’s soul. Cla.s.sified as Soul Weapons. Extracting weapon properties and supplementing it to the Blood Ghost Staff. Blood Ghost Staff has been upgraded and is now a soul weapon. Host can now nourish the Blood Ghost Staff in his soul. The longer it is nourished, the more compatible the host and the staff would be, further increasing the might of the staff in the process. Note, the soul weapon is the Host’s lifelong weapon. It would increase in strength as the host gets stronger.”
Zhao Hai gawked. This was his first time encountering soul weapons. After listening to the prompt, he knew that they were definitely good items.
Zhao Hai turned to the Gibbon Brothers and said, “Where did you obtain these things?”
One of the brothers answered, “Replying to the Young Master. We obtained these fangs after killing a dark beast named soul snake. It was a variant soul snake and we spent a lot of energy in order to kill it. The snake had no fiery soul and it disappeared upon dying, leaving only the two fangs on the ground. We wanted to bring it back and study it but we didn’t expect it to come in contact with our spiritual force and integrate into our souls, allowing us to use them as weapons. They are very convenient to wield.”
Chapter 1031 – His Own Back Garden
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Then did you look for other snakes? To see if you can find another variant?”
The Gibbon Brothers nodded before replying, “We did, not only us, we also had our subordinates scour the area. However, we didn’t receive our desired result. We slaughtered a lot of snakes but didn’t find a variant. Not only soul snakes, we also looked for other dark creatures. But the final result was the same, we only obtained fiery souls, not soul weapons.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He can also guess that soul weapons should only come from rare variant souls snakes. Even if one looked for it, they might not necessarily meet one.
Zhao Hai returned the weapons to the Gibbon Brothers. Although the weapons were good items, they were now useless to Zhao Hai. Moreover, n.o.body else needed these things. He might as well return it to the pair or Lich.
Zhao Hai also asked the Gibbon Brothers whether they need anything. But Zhao Hai didn’t expect that the two would just request for a place to research. Because of this, Zhao Hai led them to Wild Dragon Island and handed them over to Gimreden.
Since the Gibbon Brothers had soul weapons, their research was well-inclined towards the soul. This happens to be a lot of help towards GImreden’s study.
After sending the Gibbon Brothers off, Zhao Hai returned to Soul Warrior City. Then he proceeded to receive the GIbbon Brothers’ collection. One can say that the collection of the two brothers after all those years were quite a lot. It was even bigger than Gimreden’s. Unfortunately, they weren’t as good as Gimreden’s items. It didn’t even have a small beast skeleton.
At this time, the entire city had been seized by Addison and the others. All of the Undead inside the City were sent to the s.p.a.ce.
Zhao Hai didn’t manage them. Now that the Gibbon Brothers were inside the s.p.a.ce, there was no need to worry about the other people inside the territory. At this time, Zhao Hai was itching to visit the domain of the Dark Creatures. He wanted to see if he could meet a variant beast and gain more soul weapons.
However, Zhao Hai knew that this matter would need to be done in the future. He still needed to digest the Gibbon Brothers’ domain.
Now that the Gibbon Brothers were subdued, the Undead inside their territory became headless dragons. Additionally, Addison brought the other undead to attack. And with Megan surrounding the cities, the Undead couldn’t do anything. In less than one month, the territory became under Zhao Hai’s control.
Now that Zhao Hai had unified the Resistance Army, it can be said that he had officially become one of the three major forces in the Underworld. However, Zhao Hai also knew that the Resistance Army held the smallest territory. If not for the Blood River, then the Dark Temple would have already destroyed the Army. The Temple had more experts compared to the rebels. It was just that these Experts wouldn’t dare to cross the Blood River.
But Zhao Hai didn’t plan to expand the territory. Such action would just rouse other people’s suspicion. Moreover, Zhao Hai didn’t have any interest in the Neutral Alliance. What he was interested in was the Dark Temple. He wanted to know what kind of fellow controls the Dark Temple. If he can get to know who it was before he ascends, then that would be great.
Now that the Resistance Army has been unified, Zhao Hai’s next plan was to supposedly get some Blood Spirit Beasts from the Blood River. However, he actually changed his mind.
Since here was no need to immediate need for the Blood Spirit Beasts, Zhao Hai wanted to head towards the dark creature domain first. Actually, there were four powers in the Underworld. Besides the Dark Temple, Resistance Army, and the Neutral Alliance, there were the Darkness Magic Beasts.
However, Dark Creatures were different compared to the Undead. High-ranked Undead would command low-ranked Undead and make cities; Dark Creatures don’t do this. High-ranked beasts could still command low-ranked ones, but not all the time. These high-ranked beasts were usually alone. Only when dealing with a common enemy would these Dark Creatures group up.
Moreover, Dark Creatures have shortcomings compared to the Undead, their intellect wasn’t as developed. The average Undead couldn’t compare to a normal human, but Dark Beasts generally couldn’t compare to the average Undead.
This didn’t mean that the Dark Creatures lacked intelligent beings. It was basically the same as the Ark Continent and the Divine Realm’s beasts, high-ranked Magic Beasts could generally hold wisdom. However, forming intelligence for the Dark Creatures was much more difficult.
Zhao Hai had two reasons for wanting to visit the Dark Creatures’ Domain. First was to look at their strength and second was to see if he could find one or two variant beasts.
Zhao Hai expected that variant beasts would be very difficult to look for. He also asked the Gibbon Brothers more questions, such as special patterns on these variant beasts.
But much to Zhao Hai’s disappointment, variant beasts looked no different compared to ordinary beats. One couldn’t look for variant beasts just by relying on appearance. This increased the difficulty for Zhao Hai to find one of them.
However, Zhao Hai still wanted to try his luck. In any case, he could still be made aware of the strength of the Dark Creatures. Later on, Zhao Hai would treat the Underworld as his own backyard. Naturally, one would have to properly know what was inside their own land.
It can be said that everything that happened in the Resistance Army went on without n.o.body outside knowing. This was because Zhao Hai had been very silent in eating up the Resistance Army.
First Zhao Hai subdued the Five Element Skeletons, then after that he took care of their domain. Everything was taken care of in secrecy. Afterwards, Zhao Hai also took care of the Gibbon Brothers. Although the operation was large, n.o.body managed to escape and alert the others.
Because of this, n.o.body outside from those who were involved were aware of Zhao Hai’s unification of the Resistance Army. To both the Dark Temple and the Neutral Alliance, there was no force left in the Resistance Army that had the ability to unify it. Therefore, they lessened the attention they paid to the group.
But even if they had eyes on the Resistance Army, it was still useless. At this time, all of the Undead moving around the Army’s territory were Zhao Hai’s subordinates. These people were loyal to Zhao Hai, so naturally nothing would spill to the outside.
After another month of reorganization, the entire Resistance Army was fully integrated. The Resistance Army still looked like a loose collective from the outside. Undead still made trades on each city, making an outsider think that nothing has changed compared to before.
After integrating the entire Resistance Army, Zhao Hai carried on to his next plan, taking a stroll in the Dark Creature’s territory.
Zhao Hai called Addison over to the s.p.a.ce. By this point, Addison had become the leader of the entire Army. Zhao Hai ordered Addison to strengthen the Undead. And with the help of the s.p.a.ce’s plants, a few more people had been promoted to King-level. Because of this, the Resistance Army wasn’t weakened, instead it became even more formidable. Among those who were promoted were Guli and Jiang Zheng.
Zhao Hai had never been a stingy person. He treated his subordinates really well. Guli and Jiang Zheng were his earliest subordinates in the Underworld, naturally he would give them special attention.
Zhao Hai set up a meeting inside a city in the s.p.a.ce. There weren’t a lot of people who were invited. There were only Addison, Guli, Jiang Zheng, and the Five Element Skeletons. The others basically didn’t have any qualifications to see Zhao Hai.
After Addison and the others entered the s.p.a.ce, they immediately gave Zhao Hai a salute. Zhao Hai waved his hand, making them sit down. After everyone had taken their seat, Zhao Hai said, “The Resistance Army has been unified, however, I don’t want to wage war immediately. In the meantime, I want to see the Dark Creatures. So tell me everything you know about the Darkness Beasts.”
Addison gawked when he heard this. He didn’t enter the s.p.a.ce for more than a month and Zhao Hai didn’t bother managing what was happening outside. Because of this, he had no idea about soul weapons. Now that Zhao Hai suddenly wanted to explore the Dark Creatures’ territory, Addison couldn’t help but feel strange. Zhao Hai told him before that he would collect Blood Spirit Beasts after unifying the Undead. Addison couldn’t understand why Zhao Hai suddenly changed his plan.
However, Addison still answered, “Young Master, we don’t have a lot of understanding regarding the Dark Creatures. The Dark Creature’s domain isn’t a good place to visit, there are very strong beings there, even those on my level aren’t very rare. Because of this, we rarely explore the place. Why does Young Master want to go there?”
Zhao Hai proceeded to tell them about soul weapons, then after that Zhao Hai said, “I think these soul weapons would have great use for us. Therefore, I want to visit the Dark Creature’s Domain to look and see if I can find these variant dark beasts. If I can find one, then that would be great. I want to raise a batch of these beasts inside the s.p.a.ce. We’ll see if we can farm soul weapons for our future use.”
Upon hearing this, Addison finally understood why Zhao Hai wanted to visit the Dark Creatures, so he nodded and said, “Although we don’t have that much understanding with regards to Dark Creatures, we have ideas about where the high-ranked beasts are located. As long as the Young Master makes a map, I can point where they are.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Good, then point them for me.” Then he gestured to the monitor, displayed on the screen was a map of the Dark Creatures’ domain.