Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1042
Chapter 1042 – Tracing
Actually, Zhao Hai didn’t need to know about this, he was already aware that he would be making a huge mess and attract the attention of the Undead on both banks of the river. However, Zhao Hai didn’t care about it. This was because those who were above water would only think that it would just be Blood Spirit Beasts fighting. They wouldn’t think that it was another person who caused this disturbance.
The battle on murky waters continued on, and Zhao Hai lost count of how many Blood Spirit Beasts he already collected into the s.p.a.ce. As long as Zhao Hai kept fighting, then the s.p.a.ce would continuously receive Blood Spirit Beasts.
In the beginning, Laura and the others were eagerly watching the battle outside. But later on, they stopped watching. They found out that the Blood Spirit Beasts weren’t Zhao Hai’s opponents at all. There was no meaning to watching the current battle.
Zhao Hai kept fighting. This was because he discovered that the river incantation was very easy to use, the enemy simply couldn’t do anything to him. Although the incarnation’s defense was a little bit worse, its effect of amplifying spiritual force was something that Zhao Hai fancied a lot.
Amplifying spiritual forces wasn’t something that was easily accomplished. Every time Zhao Hai used his Blood Ghost Staff, he would always use his spiritual force. This was also one flaw of the Blood Ghost Staff. At the same time, the higher an item’s level was, the more spiritual force it would use. Finding items that can increase spiritual force wasn’t something that can be easily found.
Even something as tyrannical as the Hundred Spirit Tree wouldn’t be able to increase one’s spiritual force. The tree’s leaves could only restore spiritual force.
The reason why Zhao Hai continued on fighting wasn’t because he loved to fight, it was because he was taking advantage of this opportunity to train his ability to control the river incarnation. Zhao Hai always felt that the river incarnation would have great uses for him in the future.
Zhao Hai didn’t know for how long he has been fighting, he only came to normal when he had full understanding of the Guan Yu incarnation. At this point, the inexhaustible amount of Blood Spirit Beasts in front of him were no more than a group of kittens.
Zhao Hai wasn’t polite and sent all of these Blood Spirit beasts into the s.p.a.ce. Then he withdrew the incarnation before he urged the Blood Lotus to go forward.
On the other hand, the Undead on the riverbanks didn’t dare to make a move. The waves of the Blood River seemed to reach the heavens. They almost died, they were too frightened to make a move.
In fact, their inactivity was the correct decision. This was because Zhao Hai returned the Blood Spirit Beasts he captured. If they dared to cross the river at this time, then they would surely be decimated by the Blood Spirit Beasts.
While fighting the Blood Spirit Beasts, Zhao Hai also discovered the different stages of their strength. The Blood Spirit Beast who took a bite out of the incarnation was a middle-ranked beast. There were low-ranked beasts who were weaker defensively and offensively. These two levels of Beasts had spots that were blue. Meanwhile, the Blood Spirit Beasts who had the strength comparable to Addison and the others were colored gold.
At this time, Zhao Hai had 20 of these gold spotted beasts inside the s.p.a.ce. Naturally, in the Blood River, these beasts were much stronger than King-level Dark Creatures and Experts.
Also, Zhao Hai discovered that it was impossible for the Blood Spirit Beasts to wade through the entire river. The beasts were divided into their own colonies. What Zhao Hai captured were just members of one colony. There were certainly more colonies living along the river.
Zhao Hai continued moving forward. As long as the came upon something, he would immediately send it to the s.p.a.ce. It didn’t matter if they were animals, plants, or even sand and stones. As long as they were peculiar, all of them were sent to the s.p.a.ce.
Now that the underwater battle was finished, the river began to calm down. Although the Undead on both banks saw that the river had calmed down, they still didn’t dare to rush to the other side. They only rushed back to their domains in order to report what just happened.
Naturally, Zhao hai was able to discover their action. However, he wasn’t worried, the Blood River was completely covered with Blood Spirit Beasts. Even if the Dark Temple used this opportunity to move, they would still be eating severe losses.
Laura and the others had also walked out of the room. They really weren’t interested in seeing Zhao Hai overpower the Blood Spirit Beasts. Because of this, they went to their room to take a rest. Now that the Blood River had calmed down, naturally they would come out again.
After seeing the women go out of their rooms, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Why did you come out? There’s nothing to see here. I’ve already collected most of the useful things in this river.”
Laura replied, “There’s nothing to see inside our rooms either, it’s better to look outside. Brother Hai, are you confident that the people from the Dark Temple wouldn’t dare to cross the river?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Rest a.s.sured, they wouldn’t dare.”
The group continued chatting as they went forward. It didn’t take long before they met with another colony of Blood Spirit Beasts. But this time, Zhao Hai didn’t intend to use the Guan Yu incarnation. Using too much force against these creatures was just too stupid.
Zhao Hai turned his staff into a huge net, catching the Blood Spirit Beasts and sending them to the s.p.a.ce. Although the Blood Spirit Beasts wanted to resist, they weren’t Zhao Hai’s opponents. In the end, they were easily caught by Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai wasn’t just simply moving forward. He also made blood needles and sent them ahead. He didn’t know how long the river would be, so he decided to map everything along the way.
As for how long the river was, Zhao Hai simply had no idea. What Zhao Hai knew was that he had already traversed the river for three days. He met 20 Blood Spirit Beast colonies, both large and small. But still, he had yet to see the source of the river.
What surprised Zhao Hai the most was the fact that they were now in a place beyond the s.p.a.ce’s map. This means that they were now in a place where the blood needles had yet to explore.
Zhao Hai has to admit that he needed to increase his estimation of the Underworld. He didn’t expect this plane to be this huge. The Blood Lotus might be slower while underwater, but it wasn’t far slower compared to flying in the air. Even so, despite having travelled for three days, it still wasn’t enough to see the full length of the blood river.
However, this also provoked the stubbornness inside Zhao Hai’s heart. He was now more eager to find the source of the river. Zhao Hai also discovered that the things he came upon was different to the ones he found three days ago.
Cai’er was also making calculations based on their progress. This way, they might be able to estimate the length of the river.
Zhao Hai didn’t stop this since he also wanted to find out. He wanted to find the river’s source first before he looked for the river’s end. This way, he would be able to estimate the Underworld’s exact size.
Before long, another three days pa.s.sed by. There was no difference in these three days compared to the first three days. The Blood River was still the Blood River. However, Zhao Hai could notice that the river has gotten narrower.
Not only was the river beginning to narrow, the water current had also become much slower. After detecting this phenomenon, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile. This was because he might be closing in on the river’s source.
Another three days pa.s.sed. This time, the Blood River’s properties had greatly changed. The river had gone much narrower while the current was getting even slower. In fact, instead of a river, it might even be called a small stream.
Zhao Hai also discovered that the density of the Blood Spirit Beasts was increasing. Moreover, all of the Blood Spirit Beasts along this small stream were high-ranked ones. Zhao Hai believed that if the Dark Temple dared to cross this part of the river, then they would certainly suffer catastrophic losses.
At this point, Zhao Hai’s speed had gone slower as he subdued each Blood Spirit Beast colony he came across. The beasts were getting stronger and stronger, the worst of them were at Guli’s previous strength. Wanting to capture such beasts would naturally prove to be more difficult.
However, by Zhao Hai’s present strength, the least these Blood Spirit Beasts could do was cause him a bit of trouble. Zhao Hai had a lot of methods to deal with them, these beasts were simply not his opponents.
After fighting against these Blood Spirit Beasts for quite some time, Zhao Hai began to find some flaws in them. The strength of the Blood Spirit Beasts might be very good, but their intelligence was evidently not that high. Compared to beings of the same level, the Blood Spirit Beasts were far worse intellectually.
Also, it seems like the Blood Spirit Beasts didn’t have to attack the Undead that flew over the Blood River. This was because the river was enough food for them. However, the fiery souls of the Undead were great supplements for their strength. Therefore, they chose to attack the Undead crossing the river.
These Blood Spirit Beasts weren’t evenly distributed along the entire Blood River. Like what was discovered before, they lived in their own colonies in their own domains. Once another colony encroaches upon another colony’s territory, then a conflict would immediately occur.
But once the Undead begin to form groups along the river, these Blood Spirit Beasts would gather on the surface. The more time pa.s.ses, the greater number of beasts would acc.u.mulate.
It didn’t matter if it was the Dark Temple or the Resistance Army, both sides would need time to prepare their armies. This preparation time would naturally come into the knowledge of the Blood Spirit Beasts. When this happens, the beasts would begin to gather. And once the Undead begins to cross the river, these beasts would immediately attack.
It can be said that the Blood Spirit Beasts were creatures primarily driven by food, beings that lived in accordance to their base instinct. Additionally, the command structure of these beasts wasn’t flexible. It was this point that made Zhao Hai conclude that the beasts didn’t have very high intellect.
Zhao Hai had now traversed the Blood River for nine days. He didn’t know how far he’d gone, but from the blood needles he released, he was able to discover that the current of the river had slowed down and the river has also gone narrower. And with the evident depth becoming shallower, Zhao Hai began to see hope.
At this moment, Zhao Hai suddenly noticed a bone mountain in the distance. This Bone Mountain was very tall. At the same time, the blood river was flowing out from a cave on the foot of the mountain.
Chapter 1043 – A Colossal Heart!!
The source, the Blood River’s source was here!
Zhao Hai can almost affirm it at this point. He immediately ordered the Blood Lotus to rushed towards the cave. As soon as he reached the cave, Zhao Hai could quickly sense the change in environment.
The water inside the cavern was thicker it also had a stronger scent. But although the scent was strong, it wasn’t something that would choke a person. Instead, this scent made one feel more energetic and comfortable.
Besides these, Zhao Hai also discovered that there were a lot of Blood Spirit Beasts inside the cave. Moreover, these beasts were all blood red in color, and were almost transparent, they looked very beautiful.
However, Zhao Hai could feel that each one of these beasts had formidable strength. Every single one of them were no weaker than Addison. If Zhao Hai’s strength hadn’t increased to its current state, then he wouldn’t have been a match against these Blood Spirit Beasts.
This cave wasn’t very big, at about a meter in diameter. The blood water stretched up to 50 centimeters deep. But in the depths of this 50 centimeters were the most powerful Blood Spirit Beasts.
After seeing this situation, Zhao Hai knew it would be unrealistic for him to go inside and fight. Because of this, Zhao Hai had no choice but to stop at the mouth of the cave. What was strange was the fact that the Blood Spirit beasts didn’t attack him despite him being just at the entrance of the cave. This was different compared to the beasts that Zhao Hai had met before.
In the end, Zhao Hai can only release his blood needles to search inside the cave. The needle was an inanimate object, therefore the Blood Spirit Beasts just ignored its presence.
While this was happening, Zhao Hai entered the s.p.a.ce and looked at the monitor along with the others. They knew that they had found the river’s source.
The blood needle flew for more than ten meters beyond the cave before it came upon another open s.p.a.ce. Zhao Hai and the others didn’t expect this one to be a very huge area. There was a great blood red lake inside this s.p.a.ce. There was a distinct absence of Dark Mist above the lake. From the surface of the lake to the roof of the huge cave was about a 100-meter empty area. The walls of the cave was naturally made out of bone, it gave a st.u.r.dy and strong appearance.
Zhao Hai commanded the blood needles to survey the entire place. Then suddenly, Zhao Hai’s attention was taken by a huge stone pillar in the middle of the lake. The pillar was quite huge. At a diameter of 5 meters, the pillar stretched up 100 meters upwards. Unexpectedly, the stone pillar was actually hollow. Moreover, Zhao Hao could note that this s.p.a.ce’s Dark Mist was being sucked in by that stone pillar.
After this discovery, Zhao Hai immediately felt the urge to enter the stone pillar to take a look. However, Zhao Hai began to feel that this pillar might be one of those things he saw on TV. It was when someone uses a straw in order to breath underwater. At the thought of this scene, Zhao Hai lost courage in entering the stone pillar. He didn’t want to become another person’s food.
In addition to the stone pillar, Zhao Hai also found a spring not far from the pillar. There was a non-stop flow of blood water coming from that spring, it was quite spectacular.
Upon looking at this scene for some time, Zhao Hai shifted his focus on the deep lake. He already knew that this large lake was the source of the Blood River.
When Zhao Hai’s spiritual force searched below the surface of the lake, he was met with shock. Blood red plants grew in all directions. He can also see Blood Spirit Beasts leisurely swimming inside. There were also grotesque looking rocks shining amidst the plants.
Zhao Hai didn’t expect the lake’s underwater portion to be illuminated. He quickly commanded the blood needles to explore the vicinity, projecting the findings on the s.p.a.ce’s monitor.
But as the blood needles continued on, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. This lake was simply a huge pit, it was very deep. It had already reached a point where the area around the blood needles became almost pitch black.
The pillar that extended out of the lake had a hole on its side. It was this hole that provided the blood water that the spring had been spewing out.
Zhao Hai commended the blood needle to go straight down. After diving for ten minutes, Zhao Hai suddenly spotted a tiled roof!
He didn’t see wrong, it was actually a tiled roof. It was glazed tile, and upon looking at the roof, it seems to be perfectly preserved.
Zhao Hai stared, then he quickly commanded the needle to stop. He didn’t expect to see a roof here. Moreover, it was a well-preserved roof.
This roof didn’t seem to be destroyed or damaged in any degree, which made Zhao Hai feel even more strange. If this structure was built and was plunged into such a deep body of water, it shouldn’t have been preserved this well. This structure being well preserved only meant one thing, it was built underwater.
Moreover, Zhao Hai noted another thing, the surroundings of this structure didn’t have any Blood Spirit Beast. There were only plants present, no beasts.
Because of this unusual encounter, Zhao Hai decided to be more careful. He investigated the surroundings and found nothing else. However, he discovered that the scouting range of the blood needles seem to have been restricted. The normal range of the blood needles was ten thousand meters. But now, it could barely scout 1000 meters around it. The suppression had reached more than ten times.
Laura and the others were also looking at this strange place, n.o.body spoke a word. All of them were staring at the monitor, trying to look for anything. At this time, Zhao Hai saw two pillars right behind this structure. This caused Zhao Hai to be confused, he remembered that there was only one pillar coming out of the lake’s surface. How come there was two?
After looking around and seeing that there was no immediate danger, Zhao Hai commanded the blood needles to continue its dive. Before long, a giant palace was projected on the monitor.
There was only a great hall inside this palace. There were no walls in this palace, it only had a fine stone-paved floor. The whole hall was about 50 meters high, 200 meters long, and 100 meters wide. The outside walls of the palace was made out of a kind of stone. This stone wasn’t red, it was only the blood red water’s shade that made the wall look bright red.
Zhao Hai could see glazed tiles on top of this hall. The flashing lights of these tiles looked dazzling.
Zhao Hai made two turns outside the great hall. He couldn’t find anything else that was special. There was a plaque that was hung on the front of the hall. However, the characters used to write on this plaque was something that was foreign to Zhao Hai. He couldn’t understand even a single word of it.
Outside the palace were 99 stone steps. Zhao Hai counted them as the blood needles proceeded to enter the hall.
Upon entering the Great Hall, Zhao Hai was met with a shock. Pa.s.sing through the gate, one could see a copper cauldron. Who knows how long this copper cauldron existed. It was carved with intricate patterns. There were flowers, mountains, birds, insects, and everything else that can be found in a world.
However, Zhao Hai’s attention wasn’t on this copper cauldron. Inside this Great Hall, besides the copper cauldron, was an extremely huge heart floating in place!
This giant heart was 40 meters high, 100 meters long and a few dozen meters wide. It almost filled the entire great hall.
Zhao Hai sat in the s.p.a.ce as he stared blankly at the floating heart. After some time, Zhao Hai managed to calm down. Then his figure moved as his body appeared inside the Great Hall. Upon seeing the heart in close distance, Zhao Hai was met with an even bigger shock.
The flesh and blood of this heart was very fresh, each vein was clearly discernible. While Zhao Hai was carefully observing the heart, it suddenly moved, performing a full beating cycle. The sound of beating was like thunder to Zhao Hai’s ears. Zhao Hai was shaken, he didn’t expect this heart to still be alive, and beating!
When he saw this, Zhao Hai’s expression couldn’t help but change. Never even in his dreams would he expect to see a huge living heart like this. This was too inconceivable!
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but look around. He wanted to ascertain whether he had entered someone’s body and he just haven’t noticed it.
Unfortunately, Zhao Hai was met with the palace’s walls. However upon looking at the walls, Zhao Hai discovered that murals were painted on them.
Zhao Hai carefully inspected these murals. The drawings were very exquisite. Although this place was submerged underwater for who knows how long, the pictures were still quite vivid. This made Zhao Hai conclude that this palace was truly built with the thought of it being submerged underwater.
Zhao Hai browsed the murals, it seems like it was showing a story. Although there weren’t any writings for explanation, Zhao Hai could still understand it.
The first painting was of chaos, nothingness. Then there was a huge egg in this chaotic s.p.a.ce. Inside this egg was a person. When this person grew up, he broke free of the egg. As he did so, he ended up splitting the heavens and the earth.
Upon seeing this scene, Zhao Hai’s body couldn’t help but shake. This was a story that was the same as Pangu’s story back on Earth.
What does this place have to do with Earth? While he thought about this, Zhao Hai’s heart couldn’t help but beat fiercely. He couldn’t help but look at the next drawings and follow on with the story. The body of this huge G.o.d turned into the mountainous earth. However, the story seems to have a deviation here. In this story, the being’s body didn’t completely become part of the earth. Instead, this being left behind his heart!
Different from the Chinese legend, this story didn’t include Lady Nuwa who created nature. Instead, when this being split the heavens and the earth, myriad beings begin to exist. Then a group of monkeys discovered this being’s heart and guarded it for generations. But then, the heart slowly transformed these monkeys. In the end, the monkeys completely evolved to become humans!
Chapter 1044- History, Belief, Resilience
This group of monkeys that turned into Humans didn’t forget their mission. They still protected the giant heart. As these humans grew more and more numerous, their strength was also increasing. But despite these changes, they still protected the heart, they even built a palace in order to house it. Then outside the palace, they placed a cauldron so that they could pay their respects.
The mural was painted in an exquisite manner. The lines were very smooth, making one feel as though they were looking at a work full of elegance, a work that can only be made by a deity.
But the next images depicted something different from the ones before. The humans began to fight, two groups killing each other. The scene was frigid. Even if it was just a drawing, Zhao Hai could somewhat smell the scent of blood.
These two groups were divided into those who wanted to take the heart and those who wanted to protect it. Naturally, these different ideals caused a conflict.
Moreover, the conflict became more and more fierce. The situation of the battles were getting more and more vicious. Zhao Hai has to recognize the skill of the one who painted the mural. These pictures weren’t very big, but each panel was brightly drawn, very lifelike. It made one feel like they were experiencing the event firsthand.
The following images were becoming more tragic. But it was clear that those guarding the heart were in a disadvantage, their numbers were getting lower and lower.
After being aware of their inevitable loss, those who wanted to protect the heart secretly hid it. Then they destroyed the palace they made using self-sacrificing spells. And because these people were very strong, the entire plane almost got destroyed. Meanwhile, those who wanted to take the heart broke the firmament and escaped.
Depicted in the last picture was a person. It seems like this person was one of those who protected the heart, and the place where he was in seems to be this palace.
Zhao Hai looked at these pictures and couldn’t help but let out a long breath. He looked all around the room but failed to sense anybody’s presence. This made Zhao Hai quite curious, did the person protecting the heart leave?
After looking around more, Zhao Hai discovered that there were more pictures painted on the floor. Zhao Hai rushed towards the pictures and saw that there was indeed more to the story. The painting depicted the last person guarding the heart. This time, he was already very old, in a state near incapable of guarding the heart.
Then Zhao Hai saw the person took the cauldron from outside and then placed something inside it. Later on, Zhao Hai saw that the person actually placed a small octopus on the cauldron. Then he placed his hand on the cauldron and then turned it one time. The octopus got smaller before turning into a Blood Spirit Beast’s main body.
After seeing this, Zhao Hai understood that the Blood Spirit Beasts were made by this person using a secret method. All because he wanted the heart to be protected.
In the last picture, the person went towards the heart. His body shone before finally disappearing. The moment the person disappeared, the heart began beating.
Zhao Hai began to understand.
When the heart first appeared, it didn’t beat at all. However, it was evident that the heart wasn’t dead. When the last person who guarded the heart found out that he could no longer protect it, he made the Blood Spirit Beasts before injecting all of his remaining life force into the heart. In the end, the heart regained some of its vitality and began to beat.
Zhao Hai was also certain that the painting was made before the man injected his vitality into the heart. The person knew very well what would happen if he injected his life force into the heart. And since this was the case, he drew the picture in advance. Zhao Hai also understood why he couldn’t find the person who protected the heart, he had already disappeared.
After getting a clear image of the entire event, Zhao Hai’s heart couldn’t help but feel heavy. These people actually did their duty up to the last man. This went beyond Zhao Hai’s expectation.
This time, Zhao Hai was even more curious about the giant heart. In Zhao Hai’s view, it was impossible to know if this heart was indeed from a world-creating G.o.d. However, these people actually drew the legend. Also, it seems like they didn’t treat it like a mere myth. The knowledge that they were monkeys evolved because of the heart seems to be embedded deep into their bones.
Since he couldn’t get to the end of it, Zhao Hai decided to leave it for later. Then he looked at the giant heart, not knowing what to do with it. Zhao Hai slowly flew towards the heart and watched it beating. It was a very powerful beat, but it seems to be erratic.
Zhao Hai seems to form a connection with the heart. He saw the people who eagerly guarded it from generation to generation. Then in the end, when they couldn’t protect it any longer, the last of them made the Blood Spirit Beasts. What Zhao Hai was looking at wasn’t just a giant heart, it was a piece of history, an object of faith, and a monument to resilience.
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but touch the heart. As his skin came into contact with the beating organ, he suddenly felt a huge amount of spiritual force entering his head. The five element killing formation acted quickly, keeping it off.
However, Zhao Hai discovered that the spiritual force wasn’t intending to attack. And although it had been kept off by the five element killing formation, the formation’s response wasn’t violent. It only blocked the spiritual force, it didn’t retaliate.
Zhao Hai gawked before he scanned the spiritual force with his own. Then he discovered the incoming spiritual force was indeed not intending to attack. It seems like it was going to relay information.
Upon this discovery, Zhao Hai immediately took the information in. This spiritual force was like a tsunami. As soon as it entered Zhao Hai’s head, Zhao Hai immediately pa.s.sed out.
After seeing Zhao Hai pa.s.sing out, Laura and the others immediately got anxious. Cai’er hastily opened a spatial rift and took Zhao Hai into the s.p.a.ce. After Zhao Hai’s body was taken to the s.p.a.ce, Laura immediately asked, “Cai’er, go take a look at Brother Hai, see if he is hurt.”
Cai’er nodded before she sent a white light to envelop Zhao Hai. After seeing the lack of response from Zhao Hai, Laura and the others became even more anxious.
Among those present, it was only Meg who stayed calm. After seeing Zhao Hai’s current state, she immediately said, “Sister Laura, there’s no need to panic. Young Master is fine, he’s just digesting something.”
Laura and the others looked at Meg in confusion. Meg smiled faintly and said, “I’ve seen the Young Master in this situation once before. At that time, the Young Master just acquired his s.p.a.ce. Since he didn’t know its function, information began to flood into his head. But since there was a lot to digest, the Young Master wasn’t able to wake up for a while. We should send Young Master to his room, let him take a proper rest.”
As soon as they heard Meg, Laura and the others began to calm down. The group quickly sent Zhao Hai back to his room. After everything has been settled down, they proceeded to drink tea in the living room.
Laura looked at Meg and said, “Meg, when Brother Hai became like this before, were you afraid?”
Meg shook her head and said, “You don’t know the miserable state the Buda Clan has been during that time. It can be said that the existence of the Buda Clan was completely reliant on the Young Master. Him not existing is equal to the Buda Clan not existing. Therefore, in Grandfather and Grandmother’s eyes, as long as the Young Master survives, then we would stay strong. If he dies, then we would die as well.”
Laura and the others stared. They didn’t expect Meg to talk about death at this time.
Lizzy looked at Meg and said, “Really? Are you really thinking about death at that time?”
Meg nodded and said, “At that time, the only legitimate heir to the clan was the Young Master. If the Young Master accidentally dies, then we would lose our reason to exist. Grandfather and Grandmother were both raised by the Buda Clan, they had already tied their fate to the clan. If the Buda Clan ceased to exist, then they would also lose their reason to exist. Because of this, Grandfather and Grandmother were prepared to die if ever the Young Master dies.”
Lizzy and the others breathed in cold air. They didn’t expect the situation to reach this point. The group looked eagerly at Meg, hoping for her to expand on the matter.
Meg smiled and said, “You should know that back then, in the Aksu Empire, the old Emperor wanted to deal with the Southern King. And since the Buda Clan was the sword of the old Emperor, we were right in the opposite camp to the Southern King. But when the old Emperor died, the next Emperor was someone who was supported by the Southern King. In this case, how can the Buda Clan continue existing? When the Buda Clan was on the cusp of being eliminated, they even had the Young Master drink the Water of Nothingness. After the Young Master drank the water, he didn’t wake up for several months.”
After speaking about this, Meg couldn’t help but recall more, “The reason why people couldn’t fully exterminate the Buda Clan at that time was because either they were afraid of my Grandparents or they simply didn’t care. As for the latter, they simply thought that the Young Master could never revive the previous might of the Buda Clan. At that time, the Young Master has become a famous offender in the Empire. Moreover, the Young Master was very weak. Otherwise, Sister Ruyen wouldn’t have proposed to remove their engagement.”
When Ruyen heard Meg speak about her, she couldn’t help but turn red as she said, “Brother Hai’s reputation in the Aksu Empire is quite terrible at that time.”
Meg forced a smile and said, “Not only was it terrible, it was completely rotten to the core. The Young Master even wanted to rape me. But because of my resistance, he wasn’t able to succeed. Because of this, I was very afraid of him even after arriving at the Black Wasteland. I didn’t even had the courage to look him in the face.”
As soon as Meg said this, Laura and the others couldn’t help but gasp. They couldn’t imagine Zhao Hai to have such a phase. There was a huge contrast with the current Zhao Hai. It even seems like Meg was talking about two different people.
Meg looked at their expressions and knew what they were thinking. She smiled bitterly and said, “The Young Master was really like that. He only woke up several months after taking the Water of Nothingness. When he woke up, we had already reached the Black Wasteland. And ever since the Young Master woke up, he changed. He started to do things seriously and rarely made a joke. He was very good to us, and he was even very good to the slaves. Bestowing commoner status to the slaves was thought up by the Young Master. And now that the Young Master had the s.p.a.ce, the Buda Clan began to recover bit by bit. It can be said that without the Young Master and the s.p.a.ce, it would be impossible for us to reach the Divine Realm, Demon Realm, and other planes.”
Laura and the others nodded. All of them knew what happened after that. First of all, without Zhao Hai or the s.p.a.ce, the Ark Continent’s people would either be already dead or had become slaves. They would still be clueless about the infinite mysteries of the Divine Realm as well as the myriad magic beasts of the universe.
Meg grew up together with Zhao Hai, so she knew everything about Zhao Hai from infancy up to now. This was something that Laura and the others didn’t have. Since Laura and the others were now Zhao Hai’s wives, they would like to know everything about him, even the bad parts. If they knew more about Zhao Hai, then they would feel closer to him.
Laura and the others listened to Meg’s stories as though they were looking through a time long pa.s.sed. After all, the present Zhao Hai and the past were completely different. They fell in love with the Zhao Hai in the present, not the past.
The group chatted for a while. After seeing that Zhao Hai was still asleep, they decided to retreat to their rooms and sleep. They were already used to such a life, only on Zhao Hai’s side would they feel comfortable.
However, Laura and the others didn’t expect Zhao Hai to be out for a long time. It took Zhao Hai three days and three nights before he managed to wake up.
Zhao Hai opened his eyes only to see that he was lying inside his room. Zhao Hai began to think about it and understood what happened. He stood up and moved his body. Although he was out for a long time, his body didn’t feel stiff.
After stretching his body, Zhao Hai walked out of his room. Upon going out, Zhao Hai heard the voices of Laura and the others. It seems like they were somewhat worried about him. After all, he was out for so long.
However, since Cai’er said that nothing was wrong, they weren’t too scared of the situation. Because of this, they were now in the living room, chatting merrily.
Chapter 1045 – Small Heart
Laura and the others immediately saw Zhao Hai when he went out of his room. They had been paying close attention to the door, therefore they were quickly able to see that he was awake.
After the women greeted him, Zhao Hai looked at their expressions and couldn’t help but smile faintly, “What happened? How long was I asleep?”
Laura replied, “You’ve been out for three days and three nights. We didn’t expect you to pa.s.s out, but Meg told us that you will be alright.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I didn’t expect that guy to pa.s.s a lot of things to me. It took me a long time to digest it, but I did get a small benefit.”
Laura stared, then she asked, “What benefit?”
Zhao Hai smiled before going to the sofa to sit. Laura and the others also sat down. After everyone has been settled, Zhao Hai turned to the monitor and said, “I reckon you already know about the origin on the giant heart, right? Just like what was depicted on the murals, the giant heart was a holy relic guarded by those humans.”
While Zhao Hai was looking through those murals, Laura and the others were also watching from the monitor. Naturally, they knew what Zhao Hai was talking about. They also understood the origin of the heart from those murals.
After looking at their expressions, Zhao Hai nodded before he continued, “The information I received is directly connected to the Underworld. From its formation up to its current state. Everything was because of the heart.”
These words evoked the curiosity of the women. They were eagerly listening to what Zhao Hai would say next. Zhao Hai went on, “You already know some of the things that happened at first. When that great G.o.d was born, the Underworld began to form. What happened to the great G.o.d’s heart was already painted on the murals. It was said that before placing his entire vitality into the giant heart, the person guarding the heart placed it in the bottom of this lake. Therefore, in the beginning, the heart could only take the lake water in. n.o.body knew how many years have pa.s.sed, but a spatial rift suddenly appeared in the Underworld. What came out of the spatial rift weren’t people, instead there were corpses. These were the corpses of the people from the Hundred Spirit Clan.”
Laura and the other stared, they didn’t expect the heart to remember these things. Zhao Hai looked at them and smiled faintly, “You shouldn’t underestimate the heart. After all, it is a heart of a world-creating G.o.d, his most important organ. Its uses are near infinite. Alright, let’s continue. As more and more corpses from the Hundred Spirit Clan fell into the Underworld, the death energy here became stronger and stronger. Because of this, the Dark Mist that wouldn’t dissipate began to form. Since the heart can absorb the power of the heavens and the earth, it extended two arteries out while being escorted by the creatures of the lake. These arteries became the two pillars. One of them extended out of the lake, sucking in Dark Mist while the other artery stretched out sideways from the lake. Slowly, the blood river formed as well as the blood ponds which supply blood energy to the Underworld.”
Zhao Hai stopped for a moment before continuing, “The Underworld’s development happened under the gaze of the giant heart. The heart is actually aware and intelligent. It thinks that the Dark Temple wouldn’t just unify the Underworld for no reason. In fact, it thinks that those from the Cultivation Realm were the people who ran away in the past. Also, that person from the Dark Temple was someone from the Cultivation Realm. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have thrown the corpses of the Hundred Spirit Clans here. There were still some people who remembered the story and still wanted to take the heart. Because of this, they established the Dark Temple in order to unify the Underworld and find the heart.”
Laura and the others stared at Zhao Hai. They didn’t expect the events to tie up like this. The things that Zhao Hai spoke about seems to be reasonable. In the past, they didn’t know anything about the Underworld, so they best they could do was speculate. But now it was different, Zhao Hai became aware of the Underworld’s matters because of the giant heart. After adding it to their speculation, they believed that they weren’t that far from the truth.
Megan discovered something from what Zhao Hai said. She looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Brother Hai, didn’t you say that the heart can absorb the Dark Mist and transform it into Blood Energy? And it could also make blood energy from the energy of the heavens and the earth? If we can subdue the heart, then we would surely gain huge advantages.”
Zhao Hao nodded. Then he looked at the heart on the monitor before he sighed and shook his head, “We’re not short of good things right now. Moreover, the giant heart is a crucial component of the Underworld. If we take the heart away, then the Underworld would lose its blood energy. Who knows what will happen to the Undead and the Dark Creatures then.”
Megan and the others nodded. If it was any other place, then they wouldn’t mind taking the heart. However, the Underworld would become their back garden in the future. It wouldn’t be great if a disaster would happen to this place.
Zhao Hai looked at the others and smiled, “Although the heart doesn’t have its own wisdom, it can actually understand simply communication. I will tell it to not worry. It wouldn’t be great if it suffered a heart attack.”
After hearing Zhao Hai, Laura and the others couldn’t help but chuckle. They spent a long time inside the s.p.a.ce, and ever since the Science and Technology Backgrounds has been unlocked, they were able to know more about people from the Earth. They also knew things about heart attacks and so on. Therefore, they were able to understand Zhao Hai’s small joke.
Zhao Hai returned to the Underworld. From the information he received, he knew that this palace was called the Heart Cauldron Palace, it was specifically made to house the heart.
The reason why Zhao Hai didn’t take the heart to the s.p.a.ce was because his conscience didn’t allow him to. He was moved by the people who fervently defended the heart.
These people guarded the heart up to the very last man. Zhao Hai was touched by their persistence. He couldn’t bear to take the heart away from them.
Moreover, in addition to the information he obtained from the heart, he also received a plea to not move the heart. As long as Zhao Hai didn’t move the heart, then the heart would bestow the copper cauldron to him. This cauldron could refine living creatures, an example of this were the Blood Spirit Beasts.
The predecessor of the Blood Spirit Beasts was a magic beast known as soul octopus. After being refined by the copper cauldron, it turned into the Blood Spirit Beasts. Also, this cauldron was made by the heart’s defenders, it would definitely be a rare treasure.
In the eyes of other people, they would see that the heart had no attacking power, and that the Blood Spirit Beasts were unable to enter the palace. And since this was the case, then people might have the idea of taking the cauldron and the heart away.
However, Zhao Hai didn’t think the same way. He was affected by the heart’s defenders. Also, the heart wasn’t very useful to him. The heart takes in the energy of the heavens and the earth and transform it into blood energy, Zhao Hai thinks that this wasn’t an ordinary ability. Therefore, Zhao Hai didn’t think about absorbing the heart into the s.p.a.ce.
Zhao Hai arrived by the giant heart, he gave it a gentle stroke as he said, “You can stay here. Since the cauldron is useful to me, I will be taking it away. Rest a.s.sured, I won’t let anybody harm you.”
After he said that, Zhao Hai let go. Just as he was about to head towards the copper cauldron, the entire hall suddenly vibrated. Zhao Hai stared, then he immediately erected a protective shield around him as well as the heart. But not long after that, he was met with a huge shock. Right below the heart was another heart, albeit this one was much smaller, about normal size. Moreover, this small heart was beating with more vigor than the giant heart.
Zhao Hai carefully looked at the small heart. At this time, the small heart shot out from the ground and headed towards Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai felt a red light flash before the small heart entered his body.
While Zhao Hai was startled, he suddenly felt a comfortable feeling in his own chest. Then Zhao Hai felt that his heart’s beat had become more powerful. His absorption of the heaven and earth’s energy has also increased, his body became more formidable as well. This made Zhao Hai very confused.
Then at this moment, a white light shot out from the heart. Zhao Hai knew that this was another string of information, therefore he had the five element killing formation let the light through.
Just like Zhao Hai thought, the white light was another batch of information. Moreover, it explained the origin of the small heart and why Zhao Hai felt his body growing stronger.
Chapter 1046 – Inheritance and the Universal Processing Machine’s Upgrade
In fact, this wasn’t really that strange. Although the heart didn’t have any wisdom, it can still think for itself.
It had a purpose every intelligent lifeform needed to accomplish, and that was to pa.s.s on their inheritance, to continue their bloodline
Humanity was also like this. In order to pa.s.s on their wisdom, they invented writing. Other races had their own methods of continuing their line.
The giant heart was the same. Although it only had simple thinking, this didn’t mean that it didn’t have a desire to continue its bloodline. This small heart was a means to this desire.
Since the heart was just an organ, in a normal situation, it wouldn’t have any means of multiplying. However, the giant heart was an organ from a great G.o.d. Naturally, it had formidable abilities. It can record events, just like a computer that runs automatically.
Later on, when the last generation of protectors sent his last vitality into the heart, he also pa.s.sed down some knowledge over to the heart. Because of this, the giant heart had some knowledge of its own, naturally it still couldn’t be as smart as the other races.
What was the strongest wish of the heart’s last defender? He wanted to continue his bloodline. Unfortunately, he was the only living human in the Underworld, so that was impossible to accomplish. However, this obsession was pa.s.sed over to the giant heart. Because of this, the heart also had the idea of continuing its lineage.
The organ of a great G.o.d was something unusual. Although the wisdom of the heart wasn’t good, it still acted on its instinct and developed a method of reproduction, which was division.
The giant heart split itself into two and made a smaller version of its own form. This small heart had all the abilities of its parent. Unfortunately, this small heart didn’t have any intellect. Because of this, the giant heart didn’t produce a lot. At the same time, it also made measures in order to protect itself.
This was also the desire of the last defender. Because of this, the heart made several layers of tests. The first one were the Blood Spirit Beasts. If one cannot defeat them, then arriving at the palace was completely impossible. The second test was the tsunami of information to see if they can handle the mental pressure. If Zhao Hai wasn’t able to digest it, then he wouldn’t be able to interact with the heart.
If these two tests were pa.s.sed, then the next was a trial for greed. The heart would express its request to not move it while handing the copper cauldron over. But if one was greedy and decided to take both the heart and the cauldron, then they would be met with misfortune. The copper cauldron would proceed to attack you. The cauldron’s attacking method was unusual, it would eat you up and immediately refine you. The copper cauldron was a treasure of the heart’s defenders. After many years of worship, it had become a top grade magic treasure. If the defenders were afraid of strong enemies, then they wouldn’t have placed the copper cauldron here.
However, if you didn’t take the heart and let it stay here in peace, then it would give you the copper cauldron as well as the little heart. That small heart was split from the heart of a great G.o.d. It could purify blood, improve one’s absorption of energy, widen one’s meridians, and many more.
After the heart entered Zhao Hai’s body, it replaced Zhao Hai’s original heart. Because of this, Zhao Hai gained the inheritance of the defenders of the heart. Only by having this inheritance would Zhao Hai not be attacked by the copper cauldron. At the same time, the Blood Spirit Beasts would no longer attack him. On the contrary, Zhao Hai can now command the Blood Spirit Beasts. This was because Zhao Hai was now the new defender of the heart.
This inheritance was the same as what Zhao Hai was expecting. The defenders of the heart were the original controllers of this plane. They left behind a lot of treasures as well as their cultivation methods and techniques. They weren’t any weaker than any cultivation sect. It can be said that the heart’s defenders were no weaker than the Hundred Spirit Clan. But when the war happened, this place became a cemetery. Slowly, the place turned into the current Underworld. Although the laws of the plane haven’t changed, it was completely different to what it was before.
But even so, the true inheritance of the heart’s defenders wasn’t in the giant heart, instead it was the copper cauldron. If Zhao Hai was greedy, not only would he fail to gain the inheritance, but he would also be refined by the cauldron. Now, since Zhao Hai has absorbed the small heart, the copper cauldron has recognized him as its new master.
Another shot of white light told Zhao Hai everything about the cauldron. Upon understanding its function, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but wipe a cold sweat. Although he wasn’t afraid of being refined by the cauldron, it would still be troublesome to solve.
After thinking about this, Zhao Hai let out a sigh. It was truly great to have good morals. If he was greedy, then he would have been in great trouble, and he wouldn’t have inherited the legacy of the heart’s defenders.
Zhao Hai sighed as he rubbed his left chest and said, “Since you have bestowed me a heart, then I will take on the task of guarding you. Rest a.s.sured, in the Underworld, I promise that n.o.body would be able to touch you. Even those from the Dark Temple wouldn’t be able to do anything. I will clean them all up.”
The giant heart seemed to be happy as it gave out a few quick beats. Then Zhao Hai took the copper cauldron before he returned to the s.p.a.ce.
The events that happened with the small heart and the cauldron were all seen by Laura and the others. However, they weren’t aware of most of what happened. What they saw was the small heart flying towards Zhao Hai. Then when they saw a white light going to Zhao Hai’s head, they couldn’t help but worry. But after seeing Zhao Hai open his eyes once more, they instantly became relieved.
When Zhao Hai returned, the women immediately greeted him. Laura had an expression of worry as she asked, “Brother Hai, what happened?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s fine. Rest a.s.sured, nothing else other than something good happened.” Then he told the women about the heart’s inheritance.
As soon as they heard it, Laura and the others became happy. They didn’t expect that they would acquire something good. They actually obtained an inheritance of a race.
Zhao Hai looked at the group and said, “Alright, I still need to sort the inheritance that I’ve obtained. You should go and busy yourself. After I organize everything, I’ll see what treasures we have obtained, I don’t know whether we can use them right now or not.”
Laura and the others nodded. What Zhao Hai said was true, so they naturally wouldn’t object. After that, Zhao Hai turned his hand over and retrieved the copper cauldron. Just as Zhao Hai took out the copper cauldron, the s.p.a.ce suddenly issued a prompt, “Special treasure refining cauldron detected. Refining Cauldron has been found with the ability to refine a lot of items. Since the cauldron’s ability is close to the Universal Processing Machine, abilities of the cauldron has been copied and augmented to the Processing Machine. Universal Processing Machine has been upgraded. Special ability of the copper cauldron has also been joined with the Blood Ghost Staff. The Blood Ghost Staff can now use similar abilities as the treasure cauldron.”
Zhao Hai blankly listened to the prompt. He didn’t expect the cauldron to upgrade the Processing Machine. Moreover, the cauldron’s abilities has been fused with the staff. This was truly a good thing for Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai originally felt pity. This was because the cauldron was too useful for himself, but at the same time, he also knew that it would be more useful if the cauldron was in Wild Dragon Island. If Zhao Hai used the cauldron, then the people from Wild Dragon Island wouldn’t be able to use it. Who would’ve expected that the s.p.a.ce would solve this problem. Now Zhao Hai can use the cauldron’s abilities from his staff while the original cauldron was left behind on Wild Dragon Island.
At this moment, the Universal Processing Machine suddenly emitted light. After the light vanished, there was an evident change to the Processing Machine.
Originally, the Processing Machines were separated into ten structures, they didn’t look attractive. But now it was different. The ten structures vanished and was replaced by a huge factory. In front of the factory were ten magic formations. Then on the other side were another set of ten formations. It seems like if one wanted to refine something in the future, then they would just have to put the items on the formation and then the factory would just refine them itself.
Upon seeing the structure, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but think ‘Now this is a factory’. The structure was five storeys high. It had white outer walls that were embedded with gla.s.s windows. Its form wasn’t anything different than the small workshop from before. However, when people look at it now, they wouldn’t think about a factory but instead a beautiful building.
Zhao Hai went to the Processing Machine in order to take a closer look. Then he turned his head to Cai’er and said, “Cai’er, what can we do with the Processing Machine now?”
Cai’er pulled out a pile of paper before she said, “Young Master, this is the manual, you should take a look.”
Zhao Hai received the manual and gave it a read. The Processing Machine had truly been upgraded. Not only could it process non-living things, but it can also process living creatures. If Zhao Hai wanted the Argali to live longer, then he could just send one through to the Processing Machine in order to improve its genes.
Not only this. In the past, if Zhao Hai received a sword that he didn’t want to use, then he wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. Now, if Zhao Hai didn’t want to use a sword, then he could send it through the processing machine in order to restore the sword or augment it with other ores. This made things much more convenient.