Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1047
Chapter 1047 – World-Creating Merit Law
It can be said that the current Universal Processing Machine has become more powerful. The machine can now process living beings, which was a very formidable ability.
The new Processing Machine had lost its controls, instead it was replaced by voice commands. If Zhao Hai wanted something to be made, then he can just present the materials to the machine and tell it what to do.
Although there were still ten magic formations in front of the Processing Machine, its output actually increased by about five times. Before, one Processing Machine can make 5000 jin of liquor, ten of them would make 50,000 jin. But now, the Processing Machine can make 250 thousand jin of liquor. The difference in output was very huge.
After understanding the Processing Machine’s function, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but nod. The Processing Machine couldn’t make living things and could just improve them. But even so, it was very great. It’s just a pity that he didn’t know how to upgrade the Scanner.
Zhao Hai looked at the Processing Machine before he turned to Laura and said, “Now that the Processing Machine has so many functions, we shouldn’t waste it. Laura, see if you can find ways for the Processing Machine to improve the animals in the s.p.a.ce. Those we use for meat needed to live longer and grow larger. Those used for combat should become much stronger.”
Laura nodded, “Rest a.s.sured, Brother Hai, I know what to do. Not only the animals, we should also improve the plants. The Bread Tree can be improved so that it would produce more fruit.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he turned to Cai’er and said, “Cai’er, before helping with this matter, come with me first. I need to record all of the inheritance that the Heart Defending Clan had pa.s.sed down. We’ll pa.s.s them over to the people inside the s.p.a.ce. The people inside the s.p.a.ce are still quite weak. If we went to the Cultivation Realm, they wouldn’t be able to help out much.”
Cai’er gave a nod before she followed Zhao Hai. Meanwhile, Laura and the others studied the Processing Machine. The group looked at the machine’s manual to come up with ways to optimize its uses for the s.p.a.ce.
Zhao Hai returned to his room and immediately sat down in a cross-legged position. The Heart Defending Clan were able to fight against the people from the Cultivation Realm. In fact, a lot of the cultivation methods of the Cultivation Realm came from the people depicted in the mural. It can be said that the cultivation methods of the Heart Defending Clan were the roots of most of the Cultivation Realm’s manuals.
The inheritance that Zhao Hai acquired contains almost all of the methods used by the Heart Defending Clan. And most of these methods had the outline of the World-creating merit law, which was an incomparably powerful law.
The World Creating Merit Law was the most important cultivation method of the Heart-defending Clan. This cultivation method was developed after nine years of contemplation regarding the World-creating G.o.d’s feat. This method can be said to be the first method of the Heart-defending Clan.
The World-Creating Merit law had about 2000 characters. However, each character needed very difficult deliberation in order to be fully understood.
As time went by, Zhao Hai felt that the World Creating Merit Law and the Yin Yang Stellar Transformations art had common aspects. This caused Zhao Hai to become more careful as he read on.
Zhao Hai seemed to be in a wondrous state. He closed his eyes and kept understanding the merit law. The stellar transformations art seem to involuntarily rotate inside his body. Each revolution became smoother and smoother with each iteration. In the beginning, things seem to be unclear, but after this event things seem to become more and more transparent. Zhao Hai had benefited a lot.
Unaware of how long it has been, after in a daze for some time, Zhao Hai woke up from his wondrous state. He slowly opened his eyes before breathing out some foul gas. Then he turned to Cai’er who was beside him and said, “Cai’er, how long have I been sitting?”
Cai’er woke up, her face red before she answered, “Young Master, you’ve been sitting for two days.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he suddenly felt an intense urge to vomit. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare for a moment before running straight to the bathroom. Then he vomited some purplish black liquid straight into the toilet.
The purplish black liquid that Zhao Hai spat out smelled rancid. It had the same scent as decayed blood.
Cai’er saw Zhao Hai’s vomit and was terrified. She knew that it was impossible for people with Zhao Hai’s strength to get sick. She thought that Zhao Hai was injured. With the color drained from her face, she asked, “Young Master, what happened? Did you get sick?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “I didn’t. I just had some breakthrough in cultivation. And with my new heart expelling bad blood, it’s just right for me to vomit some impurities.”
When she heard Zhao Hai say this, Cai’er felt relieved. Zhao Hai washed his mouth until he got rid of the rancid taste. At the same time, he also felt the unprecedented strength of his spirit. His body had also become more powerful. He also seemed to develop a new scent. It wasn’t strong, just mellow. And although it was also quite thick, it wasn’t overpowering. It was a scent that made people feel refreshed.
Zhao Hai knew that these things were because of the heart. However, he didn’t expect to develop a scent. To be honest, Zhao Hai has always been apprehensive about men using perfume. He didn’t think that his body would emit a scent, it made him somewhat annoyed.
Zhao Hai sighed, then he turned to Cai’er and said, “Cai’er, record it well. This World Creating Merit Law is the ancestor of most Cultivation Methods….. There is an energy that can create worlds. The energy of the heavens and the earth is found in one’s breath. The breath of the heavens and the earth is the Yin and Yang. The breath of yin-yang is the world. The heart is a mirror that reflects the universe. The body’s flesh and blood is the ocean. Breath in the sea and breath out an ocean…….”
Cai’er kept record of all these words. Before long, the entire World Creating Merit Law’s 2000 characters have been recorded. Zhao Hai breathed deeply and said, “Cai’er, this is the origin of most cultivation records. Make sure to preserve this well. When the time comes, we’ll place this World Creating Merit Law in our major academies for them to study. In the future, this cultivation method would be the s.p.a.ce’s foundation.”
Cai’er nodded. There was a reason why Zhao Hai wanted to set up the World Creating Merit Law in the academies. Although the Merit Law was quite profound, its words can be easily understood. Only people on Zhao Hai’s level could understand the law’s deepest meanings. Therefore, Zhao Hai was not afraid that people couldn’t learn this law.
After reading the merit law, Zhao Hai began to go through the other cultivation methods of the Heart Defending Clan. He wanted to add methods for the s.p.a.ce’s people to improve. Naturally, Zhao Hai would test these methods first before putting them out.
There Heart Defending Clan didn’t have a lot of cultivation methods. All in all, there were about 300 of them. Some of them were quite profound, and it also indicated what strength one should have so that they wouldn’t suffer backlash. Although Zhao Hai made Cai’er record these things, he wasn’t planning on putting all of them on the Academies. Even if the students wanted to study these methods, it wouldn’t be good if they were harmed.
After hearing Zhao Hai recount all of the cultivation methods, Cai’er had recorded 360 all in all. However, these were only cultivation methods, there were still crafting methods, medicine concoction techniques, and even formations inside Zhao Hai’s head. These things were precious resources from the Heart Defending Clan. Naturally, Zhao Hai wouldn’t put them to waste and recorded them all.
When everything has been written down, Zhao Hai told Cai’er to send some of them to the Academies. As for the more profound records, they were sent to Wild Dragon Island.
While Zhao Hai was dealing with these things, ten days have pa.s.sed. These past ten days has been quite stressful for him. Besides the sheer number of things needed to be recorded, the profundity of each of them wasn’t making it easier.
Upon heading out from his room, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare since he expected Laura and the others to be in the living room. However, Zhao Hai changed his mind when he realized that the women were currently studying the Processing Machine.
Laura used to be a formidable businesswoman. So after finding out about the new uses of the Processing Machine, she put her all into studying the possibilities. She wanted to find ways to improve the plants and animals in order to maximize their benefits to the s.p.a.ce.
Among the things that needed to be improved, the most important one were the Argali. At this point, the Argali were the most eaten animal inside the s.p.a.ce. Not only was their meat tasty, they were also very docile. At the same time, their wool, skin, and bones were very useful. It was the magic beast that people inside the s.p.a.ce liked the most.
The Argali weren’t small, but Laura still wanted them to be bigger. After the modification, the Argali were now as big as a cow. This chang didn’t affect their taste nor their temperament. The modification also wouldn’t bring harm to the consumer’s body. It can be said that the Argali were optimized up to the genes.
Laura and the others also made modifications to the other farm animals inside the s.p.a.ce. Just these beasts were enough to occupy them for a while. Not to mention, they still needed to modify the grains and vegetables.
Sure enough, when Zhao Hai came out of the villa, he was able to see Laura and the others right beside the Processing Machine. They had a set of things in front of them. Zhao Hai looked at it and they were all kinds of plant seeds.
Zhao Hai walked over to the group. But since the women were too invested in the discussion, they weren’t able to sense him at all. Zhao Hai stood there looked at them, their faces seem to be very busy.
He gave the task of studying the Processing Machine over to Laura and the others because he wanted them to have something to busy themselves with. Actually, Zhao Hai expected them to be extremely bored, he didn’t expect them to sink deep into the task. After seeing Laura and the others concentrating deeply on the job, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but feel ignored.
But then, Laura suddenly stopped. She sniffed the air and said, “What is this smell? Did anyone of you put on any perfume?”
Lizzy and the others shook their heads. Zhao Hai scratched his head, he really didn’t know what to say. At this time, Meg turned and saw Zhao Hai. She was immediately surprised, “Young Master, you’re here.”
As soon as they heard Meg’s quip, Laura and the others immediately noticed Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai looked at them and smiled, “You guys are really concentrating on the job. You didn’t even notice me. I’ve been here for some time.”
Laura and the others spat out their tongues. They were indeed too busy on the Processing Machine. To be honest, they were secretly excited about the job.
Laura sniffed the air with her nose as she said, “Brother Hai, what smell is that? Are you using perfume?”
Zhao Hai forced a smile and said, “I don’t even know what scent this is. I don’t wear perfume, I don’t like that stuff. It’s because of that little heart. Now that it had become my new heart, it expelled impurities from by body. Then I suddenly had this scent.”
Laura sneaked closer into Zhao Hai’s body and smelled him. Then she nodded and said, “You really smell nice. It makes people feel comfortable. Right, Brother Hai, these are the things we are currently working on.” Then she pointed at the things in front of her.
Zhao Hai looked at the seeds, he nodded and said, “What seed is this?”
Laura smiled and said, “It’s nothing special. These are seeds of leafy vegetables. We want to improve them, but making leafy vegetables bigger would make their veins harder. In that case, it wouldn’t be good to eat. We’re still thinking of ways to do this.”
Zhao Hai nodded. These seeds seem to be cole crops. They’re very good to eat and they’re quite tasty as well. However, they grow too little. Laura and the others wanted to make them even bigger.
Zhao Hai smiled and then said, “Alright, I think we should just let it go. If we make them too big, we’ll be changing their taste. We don’t really need bigger cabbages. Let’s take a rest. Meg, can you arrange something delicious for us? These past few days made me very hungry.”
Meg nodded before turning around to leave. Laura seemed to not care about what Zhao Hai said. She still placed the seeds into the magic formation and then put forward a bunch of parameters. In the end, the Processing Machine spat out new seeds. Although they had yet to see the seed’s true plant, Laura just placed a label on it before throwing it over to the s.p.a.ce’s warehouse.
After everything was finished, everyone returned to the living room. At this time, Meg had already prepared the meals. Each person had steak and lettuce. Zhao Hai looked at the food and couldn’t help but frown a bit. He seldom ate steak and Meg rarely made it. They usually ate chinese cuisine, he didn’t expect Meg to cook steak today.
After seeing Zhao Hai’s expression, Meg smiled and said, “Young Master, taste it. The steak came from our improved cows. The vegetables and spices used are new as well.”
Upon hearing Meg, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but pat his head. It seems like the food has been improved.
Chapter 1048 – Treasure Hunt
After eating their meal, Zhao Hai pulled Meg over to relax in the hot spring, amidst the teasing coming from Laura and the others. Then the women proceeded to return to the Processing Machine.
Zhao Hai had been very tired in the past few days. He had been reading the inheritance every day. In the end, he felt like he had read through two full brain’s worth of cultivation methods. If his spiritual force wasn’t that formidable, then Zhao Hai might have been taken over by a devil.
Now that everything has been recorded, naturally Zhao Hai needed to relax. And since Meg had an incredible ma.s.sage technique, Zhao Hai brought her with him in the hot spring. The two had an affectionate bath together as a couple.
After having a good time with Meg in the hot spring, Zhao Hai laid on the spring’s flat stone, holding Meg in his arms. Meg was currently like an obedient kitten lying in Zhao Hai’s chest. It was a scene that made Meg look just like Zhao Hai’s wife. Normally, Meg would look like a servant and Zhao Hai was her Young Master.
While holding Meg, Zhao Hai talked with a soft voice, “Meg, I’m sorry. You’ve been silently following me for all these years. You’ve been taking care of our huge family without asking anything in exchange. I know that you have been working the hardest out of all of us. Thank you.”
Being in the arms of Zhao Hai, Meg felt that Zhao Hai’s words were as sweet as the sweetest drink. She whispered, “Young Master, these are all things I’m willing to do, so you don’t need to apologize. I know I’m not as smart as Sister Laura and the others, so as long as I’m able to take care of you, then I’m already happy.”
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but tighten his hold on Meg, then he replied, “Meg, your intelligence isn’t any less than Laura and the others. Moreover, your steadfast work is something that Laura and the others didn’t have. And if you want to do something else, just do it.”
Meg actually shook her head, “No, Young Master, I like my present life. I’d like to stay as it is until you are old, have trouble walking, or even stop wanting me.”
After Meg tightened her hold, Zhao Hai suddenly remembered a joke back on Earth when he still had the internet. It said that behind every successful man is a woman. However, that woman wasn’t his wife, but instead his mother-in-law. This was because his mother-in-law would always look after his faults. When the man corrects these mistakes, then he would be able to succeed.
At that time, Zhao Hai felt that although it was a joke, it actually made some sense. But now, Zhao Hai believed that this wasn’t the case at all. If a man had a woman like Meg by his side, then it would be difficult for them not to succeed.
Zhao Hai was very satisfied with his current life. Having Meg, Laura, and his other wives by his side made his life much more colorful.
Meg also felt that Zhao Hai’s love for her was genuine. She was similarly satisfied with her life.
Meg had known that she would be tied up with Zhao Hai for her entire lifetime. When Zhao Hai was still trash, she loved him, and now, she loved him even more.
Actually, Meg felt inferior compared to Laura and the others. Laura and the others were young ladies, one was even a princess. It was only Meg who had the status of a servant. Because of this, she couldn’t help but feel less than them.
After lying inside for some time, Meg and Zhao Hai went out of the hot spring. Outside the villa, Zhao Hai saw Laura and the others being busy. He didn’t say anything and just took out some small furniture and drank some tea.
Laura and the others were busy while Zhao Hai was relaxing at the side, however, they weren’t angry at all. This was because they knew that they were also relaxing during the times where Zhao Hai was working hard. It can be said that the person with the most things to do inside the s.p.a.ce was Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai rested inside the s.p.a.ce for three days. After three days, his soul has been completely relaxed. In this span of time, Laura and the others were very busy improving all of the s.p.a.ce’s crops. As Zhao Hai thought, they were secretly enjoying the job.
After three days, Zhao Hai finally recovered. He was now ready to claim the treasures of the Heart Defending Clan. The clan had dominated the Underworld for countless years. Their acc.u.mulation of wealth was truly rich. If not for the ones who wanted to s.n.a.t.c.h the heart, they still would have control over the place.
Now, the Underworld has been destroyed, even the laws of the plane seems to have changed a little. This was the reason why the Experts here were much stronger than the ones in the Divine Realm and in the Atlanta Plane. At the same time, this also explains why there are no genuine Cultivation-realm experts present in this plane.
Zhao Hai dug into the memories that the giant heart had pa.s.sed on to him. After carefully scanning through them, Zhao Hai finally found something. When the last defender died, the laws of the plane seems to have changed. Part of the reason was the extinction of the Heart Defending Clan, another part was because the Cultivation Realm used the plane as a cemetery when they dumped all of the corpses here, and then another part was because of the giant heart.
The giant heart had simple wisdom. It knew that if it let the Cultivation Realm’s people come into the Underworld whenever they want, then it would be in danger. Sooner or later, the Cultivation Realm would discover where it was hiding. Because of this, the giant heart slowly changed the laws of the plane.
One shouldn’t think that this was a difficult matter. This plane was originally made by the great G.o.d. And since the giant heart was the G.o.d’s most important organ, it naturally had the ability to control the plane. Although this ability wasn’t much, and the giant heart couldn’t make abrupt changes, it could nudge the Underworld’s laws bit by bit into the direction it wanted it to be in. At this point, overly powerful people would find it impossible to enter the plane.
After finding out about this situation, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but feel relieved. At the same time, he couldn’t help but sigh. In the past, the Underworld was surely not at this state. This place used to be occupied by cultivators, who would believe that it would reach such a state?
But looking at it now, the whole place was ruined. One must say that humans had an inborn tendency to destroy.
Zhao Hai wasn’t planning on restoring the Underworld to its original state. At the very least, not now. With his current strength, it was impossible for him to protect the Underworld. If he restored the Underworld to its original appearance, then the people from the Cultivation Realm would surely come over. Zhao Hai still has no grasp on how to defeat these people.
According to what Zhao Hai got from the giant heart, if he wanted to acquire all the buried treasure of the Heart Defending Clan, then he would have to face some difficulties. This was because a large part of the clan’s buried treasure lay under the Dark Temple’s territory.
Fortunately, this didn’t have any conflict with Zhao Hai’s plans. He would have to deal with the Dark Temple anytime soon. In any case, the buried treasure had been there for many years. If it can be stolen, then it would have already been stolen a long time ago. If it was still intact, then a few more days wouldn’t be able to change anything.
Zhao Hai decided to clear the treasures buried in the Resistance Army’s lands first. The Heart Defending Clan buried five treasures in the Resistance Army’s domain. These treasures weren’t very valuable, they were just some ores.
According to the information obtained from the giant heart, the first treasure was supposed to be buried under a bone mountain. The huge battle in the Underworld had drastically changed its terrain. Fortunately, now that the s.p.a.ce has mapped the Resistance Army’s territory, Zhao Hai could follow the giant heart’s tips to mark a rough location on the map. It was much better than nothing at all.
After looking for a while, Zhao Hai found the bone mountain. The bone mountain wasn’t that tall, it was just average in height compared to the others. There were low-ranked skeletons sauntering on the mountain. Zhao Hai didn’t care about them as he summoned the blood lotus and went straight underground.
Once he reached 100 meters underground, Zhao Hai stopped. The first treasure room was in the vicinity. Inside were unique ores from the original Underworld. According to the giant heart, this ore seems to be ores used for medicinal purposes. One can extract liquid from the ore using a special method. If the liquid was drunk directly, it would improve the strength and defense of the human body. If it was mixed into other components, then it would be an effective potion.
Judging by Zhao Hai’s computation, he knew that the treasure room should be in this bone mountain. As for the specific position, it still needed some time to figure out.
Since this was the case, Zhao Hai could only roam the bone mountain’s underground hoping to come across the treasure room. Naturally, Zhao Hai didn’t go about this blindly. He was looking at the s.p.a.ce’s monitor that was marking his path, this way he wouldn’t explore the same region twice.
Zhao Hai wasn’t anxious. After all, this was something that required patience. He also prepared himself mentally for this. He continued to slowly explore using the blood lotus. He believed that the s.p.a.ce’s abilities wouldn’t fail him.
After one hour of exploration, Zhao Hai suddenly felt that the soil in front of him had a slight difference in quality. Zhao Hai immediately slowed down before looking at it really carefully. The soil did indeed have some changes.
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be more attentive. As he slowly moved forward, a flat piece of rock suddenly appeared in front of him. He stopped and inspected the piece of rock. When he found traces of something on it, Zhao Hai’s heart couldn’t help but skip a beat. He knew that he had found the place.
To be honest, this treasure wasn’t that important for Zhao Hai. However, the prospect of discovering treasures still made Zhao Hai very excited.
Zhao Hai carefully maneuvered the blood lotus around the rock. The rock was about two meters thick and seemed to be very hard. However, this wasn’t a problem for him. Zhao Hai just flew through the rock and entered a huge stone room. And as soon as he entered the room, Zhao Hai was immediately stunned.
Chapter 1049 – Luring the Tiger Out of the Mountain
Inside was a huge s.p.a.ce. Zhao Hai made some estimations and this place should be no less than ten thousand square meters in floor area. There were no other things inside this place other than the stones that were piled up like a hill.
Naturally, the size wasn’t the thing that surprised Zhao Hai. What surprised Zhao Hai were the shining stones. They gave out a gloomy blue radiance, they looked beautifully mysterious.
The stones weren’t transparent, but they were faintly blue. Zhao Hai stared at them, he didn’t think that stones would be this beautiful.
Zhao Hai’s first thought when he saw these stones wasn’t to use them for medicinal purposes. Instead, he wanted to use them to make street lights.
Zhao Hai didn’t know how his mind comes up with these things. When he was in the middle of business, these thoughts suddenly come up, which were quite strange.
After staring for a moment, Zhao Hai took all of the blue stone into the s.p.a.ce. In this huge room, there was nothing else aside from those stones.
Zhao Hai left the room and slowly flew back to the ground. Upon resurfacing, Zhao Hai discovered that the treasure was buried right below the foot of the bone mountain.
Zhao Hai didn’t say anything and just returned to the s.p.a.ce. Then he continued to move towards the next treasure. With the s.p.a.ce’s ability, it didn’t take long before Zhao Hai collected all five treasures.
Once he collected all of the five treasures, Zhao Hai was finally able to continue to the next step. These five treasure rooms gave Zhao Hai a lot. Naturally, what he gained were only some ores.
According to the giant heart, there were a total of 22 treasures in the Dark Temple’s Domain. Most of these treasures were magic artifacts. It can be said that these were the true treasure of the Heart Defending Clan.
What Zhao Hai needed the most right now were these magic artifacts. Although he already had the Blood Ghost Staff, n.o.body would disagree to having more magical items. Zhao Hai didn’t want to use these magic artifacts. After he collects these treasures, he was prepared to send them to the people in the s.p.a.ce. The Blood Ghost Staff was already enough for him to use.
Zhao Hai called Addison and the others to the s.p.a.ce. They were becoming impatient lately. Now that Zhao Hai called them over, they immediately came.
After Addison and the others arrived, Zhao Hai looked at them and smiled, “What’s the problem? Worried? Don’t worry, we’ll be making our move.”
Addison’s two eyes shone, “Young Master, have you captured the Blood Spirit Beasts? Have you already mapped the Dark Temple’s domain?”
Zhao Hai gave a gentle nod. Then he waved his hand, showing the map of the Dark Temple’s territory on the monitor. The blood needles had succeeded in mapping the Dark Temple’s area. Zhao Hai was also introduced to the Underworld’s ocean.
The Underworld had an ocean with water that was very black. This body of water was different than the blood river. Once an undead or any creature tries to swim in the ocean’s waters, they would immediately be swallowed in, not even their fiery souls would remain.
Zhao Hai also decided to take some of this water into the s.p.a.ce. However, the prompt only said that it was an extremely toxic liquid that had the power to swallow everything. Also, it seems like it could also be used for making weapons.
Zhao Hai didn’t know how big this ocean was. However, Zhao Hai has to recognize the size of the Underworld judging by how big the Dark Temple’s territory was. The Dark Temple alone held territory almost the size of five Taurus Continents. Naturally, with land that size, it was impossible for the Dark Temple to gain complete control over it. There were still some Undead in the territory who loved their freedom and were still resisting control. But compared to the Resistance Army, these groups were just like two or three kittens. They simply didn’t have enough power to move the current status quo.
Zhao Hai pointed at the Dark Temple’s map and said, “This is the territory of the Dark Temple. The red areas are completely controlled by them while the green have yet to be managed. There’s still some resistance forces in the green areas, but their strength is very poor.”
When Addison heard this, his eyes shone. He looked at the huge expanse of red on the monitor, then he looked at the green spots. With a confused voice he asked, “Young Master, so you’re saying that there are still some resistance forces inside the Dark Temple’s territory? Why didn’t we know of this before?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “How would you know when you’re separated by the huge land of the Dark Temple? There’s no way for you to contact each other, so it’s natural that you would be unaware of them.”
Addison nodded. He didn’t say anything more as he closely looked at the map. The domain controlled by the Dark Temple was very huge. And in the middle of it was the Dark Temple itself.
After inspecting the map, Addison and the others looked back at Zhao Hai. Seeing their gazes, Zhao Hai said, “Prepare everyone, in a while I will be taking them to the s.p.a.ce. Tomorrow we will officially attack the Dark Temple, our main goal will be the Temple itself.”
When Addison and the others heard this, they couldn’t help but feel excited. Zhao Hai waved his hand and sent everybody out, making them prepare the army.
Actually, there was no need for them to prepare the army since Zhao Hai can just take all of them into the s.p.a.ce. However, Zhao Hai wanted to see how they would coordinate groups.
A well-trained army was much stronger than an untrained group. These days, Zhao Hai not only made Experts, he also trained the Undead. He wanted to use this time in order to check the result of their training.
Frankly speaking, the training time has been too short. Therefore, the results weren’t satisfying. At the very least, Zhao Hai was still not satisfied. The army was still very vulnerable.
The Undead in the Underworld were different from those in the Ark Continent or in the Divine Realm. In the Underworld, the Undead were born as an Undead, then they were subdued by the s.p.a.ce. On the other hand, the Undead from the Ark Continent and the Divine Realm were reanimated corpses using magic. Zhao Hai could completely control these Undead. This was even true for those Undead who had wisdom. If Zhao Hai wanted to, he could control them as though they were his puppets.
But for the Underworld’s Undead, Zhao Hai didn’t have complete control. Zhao Hai can order them directly to fight, but they weren’t as easy to control compared to the other Undead.
However, this didn’t mean that these Undead weren’t just taken by Zhao Hai and placed inside the s.p.a.ce. He trained those he can train. Now, they were easier to use. Zhao Hai basically had complete control over them.
After sending Addison and the others away, Zhao Hai called Lizzy and Megan over. Laura and the others were still busy with the Processing Machine. It was as though they were children that were handed new toys to play with.
When Lizzy and Megan arrived at the villa and saw the map on the screen, they immediately understood what was going to happen. They found a place to sit and stared at the map.
Zhao Hai looked at them and said, “We shall attack the Dark Temple tomorrow. I don’t plan to whittle them down this time. We will attack their core. As long as we take care of the Dark Temple, everything would be easier to deal with.”
Lizzy looked at the map, then after some time she said, “This is a good idea, but the Dark Temple’s defense is very strict. It wouldn’t be easy to attack them directly. There are also a lot of strongholds around them that could provide support in a short time. I think we should find a way to get lure those troops out of the temple.”
Megan also gave a nod, “I agree. The Dark Temple has too many defenders. There aren’t too many rules in their defense, but their numbers can provide some problems. However, judging by the previous clash between the Resistance Army and the Dark Temple, the temple seems to be unable to use army formations. Also, there seems to be no hierarchy in their army. So I think that if we lure the defenders out, just like Sister Lizzy said, the invasion would become much easier.”
Zhao Hai stared, then he thought for a moment and said, “I like this method. We’ll divide the army into two teams. Megan, you come with me to command the team that will attack the Dark Temple. Lizzy, you go with Addison and the others to cross the Blood River and attract the Dark Temple’s attention. Once the defenders are thinned out, it would become more convenient for us to do our attack.”
Laura and Megan gave a nod, then Zhao Hai added, “I will order the Blood Spirit Beasts to coordinate with Lizzy. Lizzy, if things go wrong, don’t hesitate to immediately withdraw. Do not go at them hard. Drag them over to the Blood River. With this, we would have more chances to succeed.”
Lizzy nodded, “Brother Hai, rest a.s.sured, I know what to do. You need to be careful of that person in the Dark Temple. He surely wouldn’t be easy to deal with.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry. Even if I cannot kill him, I can still escape.”
Lizzy and Megan chuckled. Then the three proceeded to iron out their plan on how to deal with the Dark Temple. In this campaign, Lizzy and the others needed to constrain the Dark Temple in the Blood River. Moreover, they needed to delay the enemy for several days. Once the Dark Temple sends their reserves, only then would Zhao Hai’s group make a move.
Chapter 1050 – Fortress
Addison stood beside the Blood River. He knew Zhao Hai’s plan and to be honest, he approved of it. He experienced Zhao Hai’s decapitation strategies, it was when they were dealing with the Five Element Skeletons and the Gibbon Brothers. With this strategy, they would shorten the time to conquer the Dark Temple.
Looking at the blood red body of water, Addison’s heart was on fire. They would finally start their true battle against the Dark Temple.
Although Addison and the others were now completely loyal to Zhao Hai, they still haven’t forgotten about their hatred towards the Dark Temple. They couldn’t help but feel happy now that this opportunity has arrived.
At this time, Zhao Hai appeared right by Addison’s side. Addison felt Zhao Hai’s presence, so he immediately bowed and said, “Young Master, we’ve gathered everyone. When do we make a move?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “We move now.” Then he waved his hand, the water on the river suddenly formed a bridge. The bridge was a couple meters wide and it stretched across the whole span of the river.
Zhao Hai proceeded to beckon towards the bridge and said, “Those who can fly, fly over. Those who cannot, walk through the bridge. Make a formation on the other side.”
Addison responded with an affirming grunt. Then although the Undead were still afraid of the Blood River, they still went to the other side.
Actually, Zhao Hai could just send them all instantly to the other side. However, Zhao Hai didn’t do so because he wanted the Dark Temple’s troops on the other side to see the approaching army.
Over the years, the Blood River has been the Resistance Army’s first line of defense against the Dark Temple. It was their most important line of defense. Also, in the past, the Resistance Army had tried to invade across the Blood River and they paid a huge price for it. If the Dark Temple’s troops saw how easily the Resistance Army crossed the river, they would know that it wouldn’t just be a simple attack.
The moment Addison and the others crossed the Blood River, the war had already begun. Psychological warfare, morale warfare, momentum warfare, all of these were critical to any army. One shouldn’t fail in establishing these aspects or else the war wouldn’t be good to you.
And sure enough, just like Zhao Hai thought, once Addison’s army gathered on the Blood River, the people on the other side immediately sensed them and then promptly sent a message back into the Dark Temple.
At the beginning, those Undead didn’t take this matter to heart. In their opinion, the Resistance Army didn’t have the strength to protect their lives in crossing the Blood River. Not to mention attacking them, the Resistance Army had to give their all in surviving. They didn’t believe that Addison’s army would have the strength left to pose a threat.
But much to their surprise, a bridge suddenly appeared on top of the Blood River. Then after that, in a relaxed manner, the Resistance Army just flew over the river. Nothing attacked them at all. This left the Dark Temple’s troops in a panicked state.
However, it was already too late for them to retreat. Although the Blood River wasn’t narrow, those who could fly could traverse the body of water in a short time. They didn’t leave any time for the Dark Temple’s troops to withdraw.
The Dark Temple’s troops immediately decided to defend. However, their numbers were too low. In almost an instant, they were overthrown by the Resistance Army.
But even though they were destroyed, the Dark Temple’s troops were still able to pa.s.s the situation back. Naturally, Zhao Hai knew about this outcome, and he had a way to stop it. The other party’s spiritual force wasn’t that strong, and the message would still have to go through a long distance. If Zhao Hai wanted to stop it, he can use his own spiritual force to intercept the message. But Zhao Hai didn’t do so since he wanted the Dark Temple to transfer some troops to stop the Resistance Army’s advance.
At this time, Zhao Hai and the others had arrived on the opposite sh.o.r.e. Addison looked at the lands that they had stepped upon. Although it was the same soil as the other side of the river, Addison and the others still felt that something was different.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about what they were thinking as he gave his command, “Pitch camp!”
Addison and the others recovered, then they quickly complied and pitched the camp. They were prepared to defend this place for some time, this was where Zhao Hai plans to attract the Dark Temple’s troops.
In Zhao Hai’s eyes, this wasn’t the main battlefield. The true battlefield would be at the heart of the Dark Temple. As long as they destroy the Dark Temple’s core, then everything else would be easy.
Zhao Hai also knew that for the coming days, the situation in this place would become beyond frigid. This was because the Dark Temple would regard this place as the main battlefront. Their armies would surely be unceasing. The pressure on Addison and the others would be very huge.
Although Addison and the others were Undead, after the establishment of the Academies, they had become their own race. This independence wasn’t only in Addison’s heart, Zhao Hai believed this to be the case as well.
Because of this idea, Zhao Hai didn’t want Addison and the others to die in vain. Therefore, Zhao Hai planned to attack the Dark Temple’s morale, decreasing the pressure placed on Addison’s group.
The base that Zhao Hai would construct wasn’t just any ordinary base, Zhao Hai borrowed the Divine Race’s fortress plans in order to make a stronghold. Not only was earth magic used in order to erect a hundred meter high stone wall, there would also be magic cannons and blood lightning javelins provided. All of these things were used to defend against the enemy. Zhao Hai wasn’t stingy this time, he took everything he can afford to take out.
The blood lightning javelins that the s.p.a.ce made had been upgraded Not only did they include a huge dormant energy inside, it also included deadly poison. This poison came from the Underworld’s Dark Ocean. It was very lethal against the Undead.
Besides these things, Zhao Hai also prepared a moat outside the fortress. This moat had the Blood River’s water flowing through it, complete with Blood Spirit Beasts. The Dark Temple would have to pay a very heavy price if they wanted to attack this fortress.
Zhao Hai regarded this war as his last war in the Underworld. Because of this, he didn’t spare anything in his preparations. He was going to use this event in to swallow the entire Underworld.
As long as he destroyed the Dark Temple, the Undead under the temple’s control would lose their power. As for the Neutral Alliance, Zhao Hai wasn’t concerned about them.
Because of this, Zhao Hai did his best in order to build this fortress into a solid defensive structure. This way, it would attract more attention from the Dark Temple, making Zhao Hai more relaxed in facing the man behind it.
Regardless of the enemy, Zhao Hai would still give his all. And even if Zhao Hai knew that the person behind the Dark Temple was probably just an incarnation and wouldn’t be that strong, he still didn’t underestimate him. What Zhao Hai wanted to do was to eliminate the other party while losing as least personnel as possible.
Zhao Hai was anxious to finish this thing because one, he wanted to obtain the buried treasures, and two, because his cultivation has increased beyond his imagination after gaining a new heart. Zhao Hai believed that it wouldn’t be long before he would complete the first stage of the Myriad Stellar Transformations Yin Yang Art. And when that time comes, Zhao Hai would have no choice but to ascend. Zhao Hai wanted to finish his matters in the Underworld before that happens.
With Zhao Hai’s efforts, the fortress was slowly being completed. Although the Undead wanted to help, most if not all of them could only use Dark Energy. For them, using earth element energy to make the wall was impossible. Therefore, they could only watch as the fortress was being made.
Fortunately, Zhao Hai was very powerful. It didn’t take long before the wall was finished. The magic cannons and the javelins have also been installed. After that, the experienced Undead inside the s.p.a.ce began to teach the other Undead how to operate the magic cannons and use the javelins. The tests proved that their might wasn’t small.
The Undead in the Underworld were strong, they were even stronger than the experts in the Divine Realm. Even the ordinary Undead had formidable defense. But now, Zhao Hai’s weapons have been improved. The magic cannons constructed by the processing machine now used materials that weren’t available before. This made the magic cannons last longer. The magic formations used on the cannons have also been upgraded, making each shot more lethal. Even if the Undead were defensively strong, they would still suffer under the magic cannons.
Zhao Hai finished making the fortress three days later. Making such a fortress in only three days, the only one who could do it alone was probably Zhao Hai.
The fortress was constructed right beside the Blood River, so it only had three walls. Moreover, these walls weren’t just ordinary straight structures, there were all kinds of edges and corners installed in them. Zhao Hai used his earth magic in order to provide the magic cannons and the javelins the best locations to fire from.
Outside the walls was a moat made with a branching stream of the Blood River. Inside this moat were Blood Spirit Beasts ready for ambush. At this point, they were waiting for the Dark Temple to arrive. At the same time, Lizzy was also using the s.p.a.ce’s monitor to pay attention to the Dark Temple’s movements.
Before long, the Dark Temple’s army was dispatched. But this time, the army they sent only contained a small number of troops. It seems like they didn’t think that the Resistance Army would be a threat. On the other hand, they concentrated their troops on the Neutral Alliance. It looks like they were planning to deal with the Resistance Army along the way before they clashed with the Neutral Alliance.
When Zhao Hai saw this, he couldn’t help but be speechless. He didn’t know how to react. The Dark Temple actually treats the Resistance Army as a side dish.
Upon seeing the situation, Zhao Hai didn’t immediately attack the Dark Temple. Although there weren’t a lot of defending troops left, the fact that the Dark Temple sent their troops to face the Neutral Alliance was something that was out of Zhao Hai’s expectation. The Neutral Alliance was quite close to the Dark Temple’s central area. If Zhao Hai can’t take out the core of the Dark Temple in a short time, then the army facing the Neutral Alliance would immediately return, and in a quick manner. Once they return, Zhao Hai’s surprise plan would be put to waste.
It was precisely because of this that Zhao Hai decided to wait. Once the fortress dealt with the first wave of troops, the army facing the Neutral Alliance would surely send people to deal with them. As long as that army moves, then Zhao Hai could immediately attack the Dark Temple. Even for the Experts, the distance between the Blood River and the Dark Temple’s core territory would take them several days of travel.
The fourth day after Zhao Hai completed the fortress, the Dark Temple’s army finally arrived. The army stood outside the fortress, dumbfounded. They didn’t expect a fortress here, there was even a moat.
The Dark Temple’s Undead stared at the huge fortress. They were speechless for a while. Zhao Hai made a large fortress, it can hold about 100 million Undead inside. The army sent by the Dark Temple this time contained 500 million Undead. It was impossible for these Undead to take a fortress that was armed to the teeth.
The Dark Temple’s high-ranking Undead were also left staring. They didn’t know what to do with the situation. After further discussions among them, they decided to make an attack first to see what would happen.
Before long, 100 million took flight and threw themselves towards the fortress. Zhao Hai wasn’t inside the fortress and was instead inside the s.p.a.ce. He was looking at the monitor while Lizzy was commanding the Undead, he didn’t plan on interfering.
At the same time, Lizzy didn’t make any great moves. He just commanded the Undead to man the magic cannons as well as equip themselves with javelins. Then they waited in place.
When the approaching Undead were about a kilometer away from the fortress, Lizzy finally ordered to launch the attack. Energy beams from the magic cannons immediately flew towards the Undead.
The Undead haven’t encountered this kind of attack before. They kept flying forward, they didn’t even try to dodge. But after the unending barrage of magic cannon fire and javelins arrived, batches upon batches of Undead began to fall from the sky.
However, this didn’t end there, another batch of attacks came in. Upon seeing the next wave, the Dark Temple’s Undead began to wake up. One after another they began to dodge, it was total chaos. However, they were still at a safe distance. Although there were a lot of deaths brought by the magic cannons and the javelins, there were even more Undead who were able to escape.
The Dark Temple’s undead were completely untrained, they were a motley crew. Just one hit from the fortress’ magic cannons and javelins was enough to send them back.
Chapter 1051 – Contest of Strength
The Dark Temple’s high-ranked Undead couldn’t help but stare. They didn’t expect their attack to end this soon. Wasn’t this too fast?
At the same time, what were those things shooting out from the fortress? How can they be so lethal? They can actually one-shot the Undead?
The high-ranked Undead from the Dark Temple looked at the fortress. They really didn’t know what to do with it. Then at this time, one of the smarter high-ranked Undead suddenly said, “They managed to cross the Blood River. Does this mean there are no Blood Spirit Beasts here? In this case, we can cross the river. We will attack their nest and then come back to take care of them.”
The other Undead stared when they heard this. Then all of a sudden they all laughed. The loudest one of them said, “Right, right, you’re right. Since they can cross the river, we can do it too. Let’s go and attack their nest!”
After that was said, they immediately directed a group of undead to fly across the river. But as soon as they crossed over, the Blood Spirit Beasts immediately attacked .Moreover, the beasts this time seem to be more powerful than usual. No Undead who crossed the river survived from the attack.
Faced with this situation, the Dark Temple’s undead couldn’t help but stop. They were now made aware that there were still Blood Spirit Beasts in the Blood River. Wanting to cross the river at this time wouldn’t be an easy matter.
The Undead who commanded the army gathered together once more, each of their expressions difficult to look at. Especially the Undead who suggested crossing the Blood River.
The other Undead looked at him, not knowing not to say. They knew that the advice wasn’t a bad idea, it was in fact very good. They just underestimated the Resistance Army.
After several minutes of silence, one of them said, “We must inform the Dark G.o.d about this situation. I really didn’t expect the Blood Spirit Beasts to not attack the Resistance Army. This matter is very important. We need to ask the Dark G.o.d to send reinforcements. If we cannot take this fortress, then the Resistance Army would have a solid foothold in our territory. As this goes on, they would be able to sabotage a lot of our plans. They would be able to attack whenever they want while we would be in a pa.s.sive state.”
The group nodded. Although they don’t understand basic troops formations, the current situation was simple enough for them to understand.
After seeing everyone nod, the Undead who suggested the idea continued, “Let’s send a group to head back with the message. Meanwhile we can organize our 500 million strong army to do something. Even if we cannot take the fortress down, we can still probe their capabilities. And once the Dark G.o.d’s army arrives, we can take the fortress in one go.”
The group nodded. Then the Undead who just spoke immediately arranged for a small team to inform the Dark G.o.d. Then he a.s.sembled another team, he looked at them and said, “You cowards listen to me! We’re already dead, but the Dark G.o.d has given us another life. Our lives belong to the Dark G.o.d. We have an enemy in front of us. If we cannot deal with them, then they would be a threat to our G.o.d. We need to take this fortress. I will personally command this team in the backline. If I find anyone retreating, I will kill them immediately. Now go ahead, for the Dark G.o.d!:”
The undead shouted loudly, “For the Dark G.o.d.” Then they proceeded to throw themselves towards the fortress.
The Dark Temple’s undead seems to be brainwashed by the man behind it. For their Dark G.o.d, they seem to stop their rationality, this includes their instinct to preserve their lives.
Zhao Hai was already prepared about this situation. It can be said that if one wanted to control people without the use of money, then they would have to rely on faith. The best way to control the Undead was through the use of faith.
Naturally, the one who used this method was the man behind the Dark Temple. This explains the burst of morale when the words ‘Dark G.o.d’ were mentioned.
Zhao Hai had thought about this before, so he really wasn’t that surprised. He didn’t make any moves or relayed any commands. He plans to leave everything to Lizzy and the others, they were good at these things.
Now that their morale had risen, the Dark Temple’s Undead began to rush towards the fortress.
However, what waited for them a kilometer away from the fortress were endless attacks. Both magic cannons and javelins were doing their part. They were advanced goods produced by the upgraded Processing Machine, so there was no need to doubt their quality. Additionally, there were enough ammunition present. And with the Dark Temple’s undead being unorganized, taking the fortress was truly impossible.
The high-ranked Undead didn’t partic.i.p.ate in the attack and just observed the fortress. They wanted to see the defensive capabilities of the structure.
After observing for some time, these Undead couldn’t help but recognize that the fortress’ defenses were abnormal. The fortress seems to be an infinitely attacking machine. Wanting to reach the fortress walls seem to be impossible.
Some time after the attack started, a high-ranked Undead suddenly said, “We cannot just attack like this. We need to find a solution.”
The other Undead looked at him, so he sighed and said, “Gather the Lich together, the Undead archers as well. Have the Lich sneak into the fortress and attack it with magic. We’ll use the archers to draw their attention away from the Lich.”
The other Undead had no other ideas so they all agreed. Before long, a large number of Lich as well as Undead archers were arranged. The bows and arrows of the archers were made out of bones. The bows were refined from their own bodies. Undead who chose this path could only fight at long range.
The bodies of the Undead archers look more fragile compared to the others. But in return, this made them more agile. The arrows they used were made out of bones commonly found in the Underworld. But every one of them would have about ten arrows refined from their own bodies. These arrows were the true killers. Each one of them had their own special property.
After the archers and the Lich were gathered, the high-ranked Undead immediately gave them their orders. The archers and the Lich quickly understood their purpose and promptly prepared themselves.
To be honest, if the Undead Archers used their ordinary arrows, then it would be impossible for them to reach the fortress while being in a safe distance. In order to attract the fortress’ attention, they would have to use their special arrows.
It didn’t take long for Undead archers to arrive just beyond the 1 kilometer line. Then under the command of a high-ranked Undead, they began to fire their arrows at the same time.
As the arrows were shot out, the Lich began to progress towards the fortress. The high-ranked Undead focused their attention on the fortress. They wanted to see how the fortress would respond.
Originally, in the minds of these high-ranked Undead, battles were nothing more than leading a group, clashing for some time, and then having the Experts battle it out in order to find the winner. But now, the fortress had taught them that wars weren’t that simple.
These Undead also knew that wars were just like battles between two experts. One had to have the ability to look into their strength as well as their enemies. If they weren’t doing great, then they would fall behind, and in turn they would have more pressure during the fight.
Under the gazes of the high-ranked Undead, the fortress suddenly raised a bright red curtain, protecting the entire fortress. The arrows that went through this curtain were all blown up. They were rendered useless.
They also saw the fortress firing another round of their magic cannons. However, this salvo wasn’t heading towards the Undead archers, but to a different area instead. After the magic cannon fire exploded, one could see fiery souls on the ground. It was obvious that this was the place where the Lich were just in.
Upon seeing this situation, the high-ranked Undead could no longer sit still. They didn’t expect the enemy to be able to disrupt their plan. And they didn’t expect the enemy to be able to detect the stealthed Lich. This also made them very curious.
One must know that a Lich’s stealth technique was something that even high-ranked Undead wouldn’t be able to break. A stealthed Lich didn’t emit energy nor do they make noise. But despite these things, the fortress was actually able to find them, the fortress surely wasn’t simple. They also knew that although the Lich race’s stealth ability was formidable, it still conformed to the rules of the heavens and the earth. It was impossible for the Lich to achieve perfect stealth.
The Dark Temple’s Undead continued to make attacks ten more times. But each time, they were repelled by Zhao Hai’s fortress. Also, all of the fiery souls were taken by Zhao Hai to the s.p.a.ce. These fiery souls were good resources to improve the Undead.
In these attacks, the Dark Temple had lost a lot. They didn’t have any formations, they just blindly charged, and then after some time they would retreat. By the end of the attacks, the Dark Temple had already lost 100 million Undead. This showed how tragic their current situation was.
Chapter 1052 – Yin Wind Ghost Emperor
The Dark Temple besieged the fortress for three days. The attacks made in these three days cost the Dark Temple 200 million Undead. But even with this much loss, they had yet to touch the fortress walls, they haven’t even reached the moat.. The fortress’ firepower was just too powerful.
This was the Dark Temple’s first encounter with this type of defense. They really didn’t know what to do. Although these Undead were practically unafraid of death, not being able to even come in contact with the enemy made them frustrated. At this point, the morale of the Dark Temple’s army was at an all time low.
The leaders of the Dark Temple Army also didn’t know what to do. Actually, the Dark Temple had no formal army. With this setup, it would be impossible for them to capture the fortress.
However, the Dark Temple Army still haven’t retreated. They were waiting for reinforcements to arrive. They sent their message three days ago. At the earliest, the reinforcements would take ten days. Because of this, the Dark Temple Army could only wait. At this time, they were afraid of attacking the fortress. If they kept attacking, then they would no doubt be wiped out.
The Dark Temple gathered 500 million Undead for this army. And in only three days, they lost 200 million. If things kept going as it is, they wouldn’t last ten days.
The Dark Temple’s high-ranked Undead were initially thinking of attacking themselves. However, the results weren’t ideal. Addison and the others simply didn’t allow them to make a move.
Although they made a few more rounds of attacks, the fortress’ defenses didn’t give them any opportunity to succeed. Not to mention the fact that Addison and the others were present on top of the walls. In this case, the high-ranked Undead had no choice but to surround the fortress without attacking.
While this was happening, Zhao Hai was paying attention to the Dark Temple’s response. The people sending the message were very fast. Since there was no need to move alongside an army, they were free of an enormous burden. It didn’t take long for them to reach the Dark Temple.
Currently, the Dark Temple was facing against the Neutral Alliance. It may even be possible that they were just waiting for the news about the Resistance Army’s defeat.
Since the battle of the fortress was put on hold, Lizzy finally had time to relax. Actually, it can be said that the fortress was already completely defensible. Especially in the Underworld where the Dark Temple didn’t have a lot of strategies in their attacks. Because of this, Lizzy was able to accomplish her task with ease. She hasn’t even used the Blood Spirit Beasts in the moat. The beasts were prepared as the main dish to oppose the incoming Army.
In the next few days, the fortress was quite calm. Although Zhao Hai had the strength to easily kill them all, this action would just alert the Dark Temple. Therefore, Zhao Hai just kept his hand and waited for the Dark Temple to make a decision.
Just like Zhao Hai calculated, the messengers reached the Dark Temple with the report at the proper time. Although the Dark G.o.d was in a murderous phase right now, he still transferred troops over towards the Blood River in order to eradicate the Resistance Army.
The Dark G.o.d’s present stance confirmed Zhao Hai’s theories. The Dark G.o.d was certainly an incarnation. Moreover, it seems like he can’t leave the Dark Temple. This was absolutely good news for Zhao Hai.
Since the Dark Temple’s Army had already been dispatched, readjusting their position was very quick. Zhao Hai calculated that they would take ten days to arrive at the Blood River, but in fact it only took them nine days.
There were a lot of Undead who were left behind in this operation. Looking at the messy march, Zhao Hai didn’t know what to say. If he cannot win against this kind of enemy, then he might as well kill himself with a slab of tofu.
The army sent by the Dark Temple this time numbered 5 billion. There would also be a continuous stream of reinforcements coming over in the next few days. However, this number of troops wasn’t a lot in Zhao Hai’s eyes. If he wasn’t planning on ending this war as soon as possible, then he could just abandon his plan of attacking the Temple and instead he would just slowly march his army forward while killing everything they meet.
This time, the Dark Temple sent most of their troops towards the Blood River. The Dark Temple’s Divine City only had 500 thousand Undead left inside. Although this city looked just like a trading hub, as long as an emergency arrives, everyone can become qualified soldiers. After all, each Undead in the Underworld were born fighters.
Also, there were four satellite cities around the Divine City. Each city had about 200 thousand Undead. When necessary, these Undead could present an army with strength that couldn’t be underestimated.
Zhao Hai discovered that the Undead in the Divine City wouldn’t be used in battle. It seems like the Dark G.o.d was very careful. However, Zhao Hai was already prepared for this situation. It was impossible for the enemy to not protect itself. As long as a large enough army was prepared by the Dark Temple, Zhao Hai wouldn’t care about those who were left behind.
After the Dark Temple’s Undead reached the fortress, they only had a simple rest before they immediately attacked. But at this time, Zhao Hai didn’t go and attack the Divine City. He waited. There were still troops trailing behind. He has to wait until all soldiers arrive before he attacks the Divine City.
In three days, the whole army would be finally gathered at the fortress. Zhao Hai made some calculations and the Dark Temple’s Army would end up numbering nearly 10 billion. This was a huge number.
However, Zhao Hai wasn’t worried. Instead, he was actually glad. With all these soldiers here, Zhao Hai’s a.s.sault on the Dark Temple’s core would be more relaxed.
The second day after arriving at the fortress, Zhao Hai brought ten million Undead to the Dark Temple’s Divine City.
When Zhao Hai came out, he divided the army into two batches. One group surrounded the Divine City, while the other group defended the vicinity.
Just as Zhao Hai thought, when the Dark Temple’s Undead saw that they had been surrounded, they immediately sprung out and attacked.
However, they were quickly met with an intense retaliation. The Undead that Zhao Hai brought this time were the old Undead of the s.p.a.ce. They had fought many battles and were very skilled even without any instructions. They were also well versed in battle formations. Not to mention Megan was their commander.
The encirclement immediately converged on the Dark Temple. Although it looks like they were protecting the temple, this was actually done so that n.o.body would be able to escape.
Zhao Hai stopped paying attention to the battle as he carefully observed the Dark Temple. The temple was completely made out of black bones. It was as high as a hundred meters and occupied land area of about a thousand square meters. The architectural style of the building made Zhao Hai feel as though it was a typical Chinese architecture.
Its great hall had two ma.s.sive bone doors. The doors were engraved with various monsters. The temple’s roof was made with bone plates, and it also had upturned eaves. On each corner of the roof were skeletal monsters. The entire place looked like a haunted temple.
The monster designs included a bird-fish-insect hybrid. The ones engraved on the doors were traditional lion and beast carvings, just like those in ancient doors.
As Zhao Hai was carefully inspecting the appearance of the palace, a voice suddenly came from inside, “Why just stand there? Since you’ve come, why don’t you enter.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and then replied, “Thank you for your hospitality.” He said that as though he was visiting his friend’s home. Then he proceeded to slowly enter the Great Hall.
However, just as Zhao Hai was about to enter the hall, the eyes of the monsters on the doors suddenly lit up with fire. They turned to Zhao Hai and roared, it seems as though they were about to pounce.
Zhao Hai just smiled. He didn’t stop as he continued walking. At this time, the voice inside the hall said, “Stand down. Let him through.” After that, the monsters went silent.
Zhao Hai slowly entered the hall. The hall was built like a palace, but it was more grand than an average hall. The whole place had a total of nine steps, each step presented a higher status than the other. On the ninth step was a chair made of bones. The cover of the chair was made out of leather. On top of the chair was a huge dragon skull. The skull seemed to look at Zhao Hai, giving him intense pressure.
Sat on the chair was a person that didn’t look like an Undead. His clothes were black and were embroidered with all kinds of skeletons. In his hand was a scepter made out of bones. On the end of the scepter was a skull.
The entire scepter was gold. However, embedded in the eyes of the skull were two red stones. This made the scepter look like it was a ghost that could bite anyone at any time.
The person was thin, looking like bones covered by a layer of skin. He had gra.s.s-like white hair. His two eyes sparkled with ghastly flames while he looked at Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai could confirm that those weren’t fiery souls but instead a result of a certain cultivation method.
The person was also inspecting Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai had the appearance of the Dark Pharaoh who held his Blood Ghost Staff. After some time, the person said, “You aren’t Undead?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Naturally. I am just like you, not an Undead.”
The man’s expression changed, he immediately replied, “Who sent you? You actually dare to disrupt my plans? Just because this Yin Wind Ghost Emperor had stayed quiet all these years, it does not mean that I’ve turned soft!”