Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1121
Chapter 1121 – Test, A Group of Ten!
On the Bone Symbol Camp’s mountainous region was a training ground. It was the most elaborate training ground of the eight. People were currently present in this place. There was a compet.i.tion between members of the Bone Symbol Camp.
One side was Zhao Hai while the other side were people elected by Desbarres. These were the representatives of the latest generation, totalling ten. The context of the test was very simple. As long as Zhao Hai can win against these ten people, then he would be allowed to partic.i.p.ate in the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion!
After Zhao Hai revealed his hundred-layer formation, Desbarres finally relented. He agreed to Zhao Hai joining the beginner compet.i.tion, but on the condition that Zhao Hai pa.s.s a test.
The mountainous training ground was chosen out of all the training grounds because Desbarres knew that the battles of the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion weren’t only in arenas. Partic.i.p.ants would also fight under various environments.
The Bone Symbol Camp spent a high price constructing this training ground. The entire place took more than 2000 mu. There were nearly a hundred thousand cameras installed inside the area. There were also 100 aerial cameras circling the place. These cameras could monitor the training ground for five straight days, completely recording the entire event.
At this time, Desbarres and Tao w.a.n.g were sitting inside the training ground’s spectator’s room. In front of them was a large screen showing Zhao Hai and his ten opponents. The former entering a different entrance than the latter.
It wasn’t just Desbarres and Tao w.a.n.g who were inside the spectator room. Elders of the Bone Symbol Camp were also present. When these people learned from Tao w.a.n.g that the unseen Zhao Hai was currently being tested, they couldn’t stop their curiosity from surfacing, so they joined in to spectate.
The ten people elected by Desbarres had already surpa.s.sed the five-year mark of ascending. Moreover, their strengths were pretty good. There were six Warriors and four Mages. Three of the Warriors were level 4 while the other three were level 3. As for the Mages, two were level 4 while the other two were level 3.
With Desbarres’s signal, Zhao Hai and the other ten people entered the mountainous grounds. The grounds were densely forested and had varied terrain. There were stones, trees, water, pits, and holes inside. The terrain was very complex. Only those with enough fighting experience could find the enemy and make a surprise attack.
When Zhao Hai entered the grounds, everyone’s eyes were immediately aimed at him. They wanted to see how Zhao Hai planned to proceed. Zhao Hai looked around and then waved his hand, releasing about a hundred Undead. The undead went on to scatter themselves out into the surrounding area. Meanwhile, Zhao Hai looked for a cave where he sat down and closed his eyes.
Upon seeing Zhao Hai’s action, Desbarres and the others were stunned. But in the end, they nodded. They understood what Zhao Hai wanted to do. He hadn’t been to this training ground before, so he was quite unfamiliar with its terrain. In this situation, it was better to have the Undead scout while he looked for a place to wait in. He would only attack once he found the enemy. This was the most correct approach for him.
Desbarres spared a lot of thoughts in constructing this training ground. There were large numbers of spirit-suppressing stones installed all around the training ground. This way, people wouldn’t be able to use their spiritual force to scout the area. Otherwise, Mages could just sweep the entire area with their spiritual force. If this happens, then what’s the point of the varied terrain?
Spirit-suppressing stones were relatively common in the World of Cultivation. This stone doesn’t have any other effect other than suppressing a person’s spiritual force. Also, the more stones there were, the more powerful the suppression would be. If your original spiritual force could be released up to 10 thousand meters and there are 100 cubic meters of spirit-suppressing stones, then your spiritual force would be limited to 100 meters.
Although spirit-suppressing stones weren’t rare in the World of Cultivation, this didn’t mean that they were cheap. In this mountainous training ground, Desbarres installed 2000 cubic meters of stone. One could see that its construction was definitely a huge deal.
Even if the people in the spectator room thought that Zhao Hai’s method was very good, there were actually only a few who could really do it.
If one wanted their Undead to scout like Zhao Hai, they needed to accomplish a few points. First, if one was a Dark Mage, then they would need to know summoning magic. Second, they need high-level Undead. If they only had low-level undead, then they wouldn’t be able to gain any information at all, completely removing the possibility of reconnaissance.
The third point was that they should have formidable spiritual force. It was well known that summoners couldn’t be too far from their summoned creatures. If a summoned creature goes beyond the summoner’s range, then their control would go weaker up to the point where the summoner could no longer control the creature.
Out of everyone present, only a handful of them could achieve this. And to those who were able to do it, they were able to gauge of Zhao Hai’s strength.
Before long, Zhao Hai’s undead discovered an enemy, it was a Mage. Zhao Hai began to move. He walked out of the cave and went towards the Mage. The Undead that discovered the Mage was already unsummoned by Zhao Hai. Because of this, the Mage had yet to know that he has been discovered.
Just like everyone else, the Mage was using spiritual force in order to explore the surroundings. He carefully moved forward while also having a protective shield around him. Although this might possibly cause him to be discovered, the shield would protect him from any surprise attack.
Zhao Hai slowly trekked through the dense forest. From the Undead, he knew about the terrain in front of him. Therefore, he wasn’t worried about falling into pits.
Before long, Zhao Hai felt the Mage’s presence. He didn’t only feel the Mage’s spiritual force, he could also feel the energy coming off of the shield.
Zhao Hai began to tread carefully. Not only did he withdraw his spiritual force, he also hid his form using the shadow of the trees.
The people in the spectator room looked breathlessly at Zhao Hai’s actions. They found that Zhao Hai was like an a.s.sa.s.sin as he proceeded carefully. The Mage didn’t discover Zhao Hai at all. The distance between the two was getting smaller and smaller.
When the distance between the two became a hundred meters, Zhao Hai suddenly sped up. He appeared behind the Mage and then a 50-layer formation set appeared in his hand. Then Zhao Hai said, “Sharp Metal, Spear!” As his voice fell, a huge metal spear flew out of the magic formation, stabbing through the Mage’s shield. And like a bubble, the shield broke.
Just as the Mage was about to counterattack, Zhao Hai already got another 50-layer formation ready. When the formation appeared, Zhao Hai said, “Breeze lock!” Along with Zhao Hai words, a wind element chain appeared around the Mage and then entangled him. When the Mage was captured, the Mage was already out of the test. This was because Zhao Hai could kill him in that state.
The Mage understood this point and his expression couldn’t help but drop. Then he nodded towards Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai waved his hand and the wind chains vanished. The Mage bowed towards Zhao Hai before leaving the battlefield.
Zhao Hai moved once more and disappeared into the forest. If the people from the spectator room didn’t look through the cameras, then they wouldn’t have known where he was.
Zhao Hai’s fight with the Mage was very short. Zhao Hai only sent two magic formations to defeat the other party. However, as long as magic was used, a disturbance would appear. The others already noticed the magical waves coming from the battle.
At this time, Zhao Hai was flying towards a Warrior. This Warrior was level 4. Although his strength was among the top, he was still quite careful. He had his weapon ready and he moved slowly.
Then suddenly, the Warrior felt magical ripples in front of him. He wasn’t familiar with this ripple, so he readied his sword so that he could immediately send his sword qi.
After carefully advancing for two minutes, the Warrior suddenly felt some movement not far away from him. He hid behind a tree and looked ahead. What he saw stunned him. This was because not too far from him was an Undead holding a mage staff. When he saw this, he was startled, he knew that this was a trap!
But even if the Warrior found out about this, it was already too late. He suddenly heard a voice saying, “Green vine, entangle!” Upon hearing this voice, the Warrior found that the tree he was hiding behind suddenly sprouted vines. It didn’t take long before the vines wrapped around the Warrior.
However, the vines didn’t wrap him for a long time and loosened slowly after. When the Warrior saw Zhao Hai, he didn’t say anything and just nodded before leaving the area.
The man sighed as he took his sword and left the training grounds.
At this moment, the other people arrived at the place of Zhao Hai’s first battle. Naturally, there was n.o.body there. Although traces of magic were still present, n.o.body could make any use of it.
The eight people looked at each other. Then they felt the magic that Zhao Hai released when fighting the Warrior. But just as they were about to go over, they suddenly found out that they had been surrounded!
Chapter 1122 – Resolution of Zhao Hai
There were ten thousand bone-armored Undead, each holding their own weapon, and were on battle formation. The undead surrounded the eight people. The eight knew that the test was over upon seeing all of these Undead. The undead were too high-level; each one of them were rank 9 Apprentices. Such strength with that number, they had no chance to resist.
Desbarres and the others also knew that the test was over when they saw this situation. Desbarres and Tao w.a.n.g looked at each other and saw a trace of excitement on the other’s eyes.
Zhao Hai’s strength and his use of magic formations were completely beyond their imagination. One shouldn’t just look at the layered formations that Zhao Hai used. For Desbarres, level 4 Mages could also use normal formations instead of layered ones. They were like cooks. If they only have a handful of recipes on hand, then it might not be appropriate to use those all the time. Sometimes, the chef needed to use ordinary dishes to serve his customers.
Level 4 Mages might be known for their multiple-layer formations. But during battles, they only use layered formations about ten to twenty times. It was impossible to use layered formations all the time. Although layered formations held great power, the speed of casting them wasn’t quick. And in battle, the faster you can release your magic, the better your chances of winning would be.
On the other hand, the magic that Zhao Hai used were all 50-layered formations. Moreover, he casted them in almost an instant. Not even level 5 or level 6 Mages could do this. Therefore, Desbarres and Tao w.a.n.g were very happy.
The other people in the room were also very happy. Zhao Hai’s performance far exceeded what they expected. They really didn’t expect a three-month ascender to have this strength. In their minds, Zhao Hai was the hope of the Bone Symbol Camp.
Now that the test was done, Desbarres and Tao w.a.n.g led the other people in the Bone Symbol Camp towards the training ground’s exit. When Zhao Hai came out, Desbarres laughed and patted his shoulders, then he said, “Little Hai, good, good. Everyone, let’s go to the restaurant. We’ll have a good drink together!” Everyone cheered. But some of them curiously looked at Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai didn’t appear in the camp in the past two months; he just stayed inside his room. However, details about him were spread towards the camp. He only ascended for a month; then after taking an exam, he entered the Bone Symbol Camp.
To be honest, the people from the Bone Symbol Camp found this timeframe hard to believe. But at the same time, they also felt happy. They were somewhat looking forward to seeing this talent that Desbarres brought. They were antic.i.p.ating what miracles he would do after closing up for two months.
And sure enough, Zhao Hai didn’t disappoint them. After closing up for two months, he really did bring forth a miracle. He actually ended a battle against ten people in such a short time. Although his undead practically ended the test, these Undead were part of his strength. Because of this, n.o.body thought that it was unfair.
Desbarres brought everyone to a large restaurant. This large restaurant spanned the first to third floor of the building. The entire place could accommodate ten thousand people at the same time.
At the end of each year, members of the Bone Symbol camp would come here for a meal. Everyone would partic.i.p.ate. They would review what happened that year while also giving away bonuses.
After bringing the group to the restaurant, Desbarres also rung everyone currently in the camp. It didn’t take long before 5000 people came in at once.
Desbarres didn’t stop anyone. When he saw that almost everyone was here, Desbarres stood up from his seat and walked to the middle. He looked at everyone and said, “I reckon everyone already knows about today’s gathering. I’m officially introducing Zhao Hai. He joined the Bone Symbol Camp two months ago. And after closing up for two months, he is now officially joining the camp.”
Zhao Hai stood up as well. Tao w.a.n.g then pushed him towards the Camp Lord’s side. He bowed to everyone in the camp and was met with applause.
Desbarres waved his hand down and the crowd stopped. He looked around and said, “Besides introducing Little Hai to you, I also called you over for an announcement. I’ve decided to have Little Hai represent the Bone Symbol Camp in this generation’s Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion!”
Upon hearing the Camp Lord, the entire room went abuzz. Theoretically, the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion can be attended by any ascender that had ascended for less than five years. However, most groups would have an internal test before deciding on who to send.
As for the Ashley Family, the eight camps of the External Hall would conduct a test among themselves. Then they would select the strongest to partic.i.p.ate in the Machine Field’s own test. This time, there was no limit to how many joined. This matter will be decided by the Camp Lords; the family wouldn’t interfere.
Although there were quite a few newcomers who wanted to partic.i.p.ate in the compet.i.tion, they still have to pa.s.s Desbarres’s test. And according to the Camp Lord’s previous actions, he wouldn’t send the truly strong individuals. He was afraid that they would lose their lives in the compet.i.tion.
Desbarres properly cared for these new members. Although those people might blame him, Desbarres didn’t want to make any risks. This was because Desbarres knew that their strength was still quite bad. Not to say about the Machine Field’s qualifiers, they might not even pa.s.s the test inside the family.
The Ashley Family adopted a very strict stance on compet.i.tion. The relationship between the eight camps wasn’t good; and the compet.i.tion between them was very serious. If these newcomers from the Bone Symbol Camp join the compet.i.tion, then some of them might die. Because of this, Desbarres didn’t allow them to join.
If Zhao Hai didn’t pa.s.s the test, then Desbarres wouldn’t let him partic.i.p.ate. Even if Zhao Hai wanted to, then it was useless. The test didn’t only test Zhao Hai’s strength, it also tested his combat experience. Seeing Zhao Hai’s performance, Desbarres knew that Zhao Hai had been in wars. So he was at ease.
Desbarres looked at everyone’s reaction. These people didn’t know Zhao Hai’s ability, so their reaction was normal.
Desbarres didn’t say anything and just stood quietly for a while. At the same time, when those present saw that Desbarres didn’t speak for some time, they also began to quiet down.
When the hall turned quiet, Desbarres said, “There’s no need to doubt Little Hai’s strength. Although he just ascended for three months, he had already pa.s.sed the test I’ve prepared for him. He definitely has the strength to partic.i.p.ate in the beginner compet.i.tion’s qualifiers. If you aren’t convinced, then you can talk to his opponents.”
The people that Desbarres talked about weren’t embarra.s.sed to be defeated by Zhao Hai in the test. On the contrary, they stood up and gave everyone a salute.
Desbarres continued, “The first compet.i.tion is in one month. So n.o.body disturb Zhao Hai during this period of time, understand?” Everyone loudly complied. Then Desbarres led Zhao Hai to return to their table.
Desbarres’s table only had a few people in it. There was Desbarres himself, Tao w.a.n.g, Zhao Hai, and then a man dressed in Warrior clothing. This person was very tall and had muscles akin to forged copper. He had a bald head and radiant eyes. His pair of hands were particularly thick.
This person was called Tie Sheng. He was a level 5 Warrior whose weapons were a pair of hammers. He was also an Expert who knew how the camp worked and was Desbarres’s most efficient a.s.sistant.
Tie Sheng was on duty before and had just come back. He also saw Zhao Hai’s exam and understood his strength. Because of this, he was very polite towards Zhao Hai.
After Desbarres sat down, he looked at the three and said, “Now that Little Hai’s test is finished, A’w.a.n.g, take Little Hai to the treasury tomorrow. Let him choose a few weapons and armor. Those things have gathered dust for several years, its time for them to come out.”
Tao w.a.n.g gave a small nod before turning to Zhao Hai and saying, “Little Hai, although our Bone Symbol Camp is worse than before, when it comes to riches, no other camp compares to us. All these years, the camp has been collecting a lot of good treasures. I will go take you to see them tomorrow.”
Although he knew that these wouldn’t be useful for this strength, Zhao Hai still gave a nod. He doesn’t want people to know about this magic staff yet. Even if his staff was his exclusive item, people would still attempt to grab it once they know about its abilities. In their eyes, even if they couldn’t use it, they’d still prefer it if it was in their hands.
Because of this, Zhao Hai decided to follow Tao w.a.n.g and take a few weapons for himself. After all, when in battle, it was always better to have more weapons in hand.
Everyone happily ate their meal. Naturally, everyone was talking about Zhao Hai. Desbarres and Tao w.a.n.g seems to be very happy as they drank a lot of wine and talked nonstop.
When the feast was over, Zhao Hai returned to his room and entered the s.p.a.ce. Laura and the others were already waiting for him to come back. After they saw Zhao Hai, they immediately provided him with spatial water.
After Zhao Hai had settled down, Laura looked at him and said, “Brother Hai, how’s the test?”
Zhao Hai’s face was a bit heavy when he replied, “It went very well. Instantaneous casting of 50-layer formations are on a completely different level compared to lower realm spells. Although they look ordinary, I’m quite sure that even Addison wouldn’t be able to block them.”
As soon as they heard this, Laura and the others nodded. But then, Laura asked, “That’s fantastic. But why aren’t you glad?”
Zhao Hai let out a long sigh and said, “Although this power is already good in the Machine Field, we still fall short compared to the people in the other realms. Don’t forget, the Machine Field is the weakest one among the six realms of the World of Cultivation. Battleships are the king here. Experts defeated by battleships couldn’t be defeated by normal Mages. On the other hand, powerful experts from the Cultivation Realm could contend against a fleet just on their own. If we are recognized by Lu Wei this time, then we’ll be out of luck.”
When they heard this, Laura and the others turned silent. After a while, Laura said, “Brother Hai, what do you mean?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “It’s nothing, I was just thinking. We’ve already arrived here in the World of Cultivation. Additionally, with our current strength, we don’t necessarily need to be afraid of Lu Wei. Even if Lu Wei is a member of a sect, he still wouldn’t be able to do anything in the Machine Field. If we keep being afraid because of Lu Wei, then we wouldn’t be able to advance in this place.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Laura and the others stared. Then they looked at Zhao Hai in confusion. In the past, because he was afraid of being chased by Lu Wei, Zhao Hai ascended in the Atlanta Plane. But now, he’s no longer afraid?”
Zhao Hai saw their expressions and couldn’t help but smile faintly as he said, “Are you wondering why I’m afraid of Lu Wei in the lower realms but now I’m not? We’re already here, so why the need to be afraid? Why should we continue being afraid of Lu Wei? Since I decided to show my abilities, then we need to prepare for a fight. This time, I’ll make an impact so big that the other realms would understand that Mages in the Machine Field couldn’t be underestimated. And as long as we give benefits to the Machine Field, then the Machine Field will certainly guarantee our safety.”
Laura and the others were clever people, so they immediately understood what Zhao Hai meant. Laura nodded and said, “Alright. Since Brother Hai can now use thousand-layer formations, you will certainly get a high ranking in the beginner compet.i.tion. As long as you have a good accomplishment, then the Machine Field will certainly ensure your safety. Even if Lu Wei chases you down, the Machine Field would still block him. If they don’t save you, then n.o.body might want to work for them in the future. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if it was Lu Wei, Yin Wind Ghost Emperor, or the Myriad Treasures Pavillion, we don’t have to worry about them.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Not only that, but I also want to use this compet.i.tion to contact a huge sect in the Cultivation Realm. As long as I can enter one of them, I would truly be a.s.sured.”
The others nodded. Laura said, “Brother Hai will surely get to join one.”
Chapter 1123 – Treasury
Zhao Hai was currently inside an elevator with Tao w.a.n.g. Not everyone can go inside this particular elevator. Without Desbarres’s permission, n.o.body besides Tao w.a.n.g can enter this place. If those with no permission force their way in, then the defense system will immediately attack them.
There were only two b.u.t.tons that can be pressed in this elevator. Moreover, this elevator was headed towards an underground area. Only a few people were aware of it.
While he stood inside the elevator, Tao w.a.n.g turned to Zhao Hai and said, “This elevator’s sole destination is the camp’s treasury. Inside are things that the Bone Symbol Camp had acc.u.mulated for many years. The Camp Lord was always reluctant in using what’s inside. He always said that we could only use them during major situations. Besides me, the Camp Lord, and Tie Sheng, n.o.body else is allowed to enter this place.”
Zhao Hao nodded. He couldn’t help but feel warm inside. Desbarres and the others had taken very good care of him, making it difficult for him to pay them back. Zhao Hai’s principle was returning a drop of graciousness with a river of grat.i.tude. Therefore, he will definitely pay Desbarres’s favor back.
Tao w.a.n.g continued, “The treasury is a kilometer underground. Above it are multiple defensive measures. One floor is built out of spirit-suppressing stone. There are also early warning systems, magical defense system, and even a self-destruct system. Anyone who dared to go to the treasury without authorization will be ruthlessly dealt with. And even if an extremely powerful expert comes, the treasury could blow itself up. The might of this explosion is equivalent to a hundred thousand nuclear bombs. I’m afraid that if the treasury truly explodes, then it would take the entire Dark Demon Planet along with it.”
Zhao Hai was startled, he didn’t expect a treasury defense system to be this formidable. It even has a self destruct mechanism that can destroy the entire planet.
Tao w.a.n.g turned to look at Zhao Hai and said, “The reason why the Bone Symbol Camp is rich was because the Camp Lord and our various brothers had desperately worked hard for it. The Camp Lord said that these things are shared by all of the brothers in the camp. Even if one of us is left, then they could still revive the camp. And if the Bone Symbol Camp cannot keep these things anymore, then the treasury might as well be buried along with our brothers. It can’t fall into the hands of outsiders.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He didn’t expect the ferocious looking but friendly Desbarres would actually be this ruthless!
The elevator descended for more than ten minutes before it stopped. Then Tao w.a.n.g left the elevator first with Zhao Hai closely following behind. Outside the elevator was a small room with three doors in it. Marked on the doors were the numbers one, two, and three.
Tao w.a.n.g led Zhao Hai to door number 1. Then he took a key no more than 30 centimeters long. Zhao Hai observed the key and saw that it looked very ordinary. However, it was made out of a material that was neither wood nor metal. It looked quite magical.
After walking to the door, Tao w.a.n.g softly knocked on it. After knocking more than 20 times, he stopped. Shortly after that, a magic formation began to appear on the door. When the formation disappeared, a keyhole was left in its place.
Tao w.a.n.g proceeded to insert the key and proceeded to unlock the door. The unlocking process wasn’t a one-directional action like rotating. It involved moving the key left to right as well as twisting it at certain angles, it looked very troublesome.
Tao Want used more than ten minutes to unlock the door. Seeing the door open with no problems, Tao w.a.n.g let out a long breath before he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Let’s go. The treasury is divided into four small storehouses. And in order to be safe, doors 2 and 3are false storehouses. If people went through those doors, then they would immediately be reported. And if the door is forcefully opened, then the self-destruct mechanism would start.”
As they were talking, Tao w.a.n.g and Zhao Hai entered door number 1. Upon pa.s.sing through the door, Zhao Hai’s eyes shone brightly. This storehouse was 30 meters high, about ten thousand meters long and also ten thousand meters wide. There were a lot of shelves inside. These shelves were covered with gla.s.s containers. There were a lot of weapons on these shelves, both used by Mages and Warriors. There were even formation plates.
Tao w.a.n.g looked at Zhao Hai and smiled, “This is only the outside of storehouse 1. We won’t be staying here for long. Let’s go and see the other three storehouses. The good things are there.”
Tao w.a.n.g led Zhao Hai further into the storehouse. There were three other doors in this place, each about ten meters high and four meters wide. This time, Tao w.a.n.g didn’t use a key and just knocked a few times before the door automatically opened.
When the door opened, Tao w.a.n.g led Zhao Hai to go in. Then as they were walking, Tao w.a.n.g said, “This is one of the three internal treasuries of the Bone Symbol Camp. The three treasures are respectively named, Armor Treasury, Weapon Treasury, and Magic Treasury. We’re currently in the Armor Treasury. Deposited here are things used for protection. Armors present here not only included those for Warriors. There are also armors that Mages can use. You can look through each item to see their function. It’s much better than me introducing them.”
Zhao Hai nodded. Then he used his spiritual sense to scan the entire treasury. To be honest, he wasn’t expecting to obtain something useful here. With his staff, almost all of his problems were solved. If he wasn’t afraid of other people getting suspicious, then he would’ve already rejected choosing a weapon.
As he swept the area with his spiritual force, Zhao Hai discovered that not only was his spiritual force not suppressed, it was even amplified. This enabled him to see the armors more clearly.
After he swept the place, Zhao Hai saw that the armors here were divided into two types. The first type were those that were made in the Machine Field. A majority of these armors were made of metals with engravings on them. Some looked like iron cans. There were also a few that were inner armors, they were mostly made out of metal arranged in a chainmail configuration.
The other type of armors were armor that had been s.n.a.t.c.hed or bought from the other realms. The styles of these armors greatly varied. Some looked like ancient armors while some looked like cotton garments that doesn’t seem like protective armor at all.
Zhao Hai wasn’t interested on those full body armors. Even if he received those armor by chance, he still wouldn’t use them.
Armors from the Cultivation Realm were further divided into two types. There were protection-type and garment-type. Protection types could recognize their owners by spiritual force. Afterwards, they could be nourished by their users. The longer they were nourished, the more powerful their protection would be.
As for garment-type armors, they were armor that can be worn outside. They could provide pure defense and also pa.s.sive body cleaning. There were also those that can allow their user to turn invisible. But because of its nature, garment-type armors had much worse defense compared to protection-types.
At the same time, armors from the Machine Field were also divided into two types. First type were exoskeleton armors. These armors were those iron cans that Zhao Hai saw before. These armors were made with the combination of magic and science. When not in use, these armors would were like small devices. But once they were activated, they would surround the user’s body, including the eyes. There was also a computer program inside these armors. The armor itself had a magic formation that provided it with power. Not only could these armors provide protection, they could also aid its user during battle.
However, the downside of this armor was that it takes time for it to fully activate. Although it was only a fraction of time, this smidgen of time was enough for an Expert to take a life.
The second type of armors were these inner armors that looked like chain armor. These armors couldn’t cover the entire body and could only be worn as undergarments. Moreover, the manufacturing of these armors was very complex. Each chain in the armor had a magic formation engraved on it, making it good for defense. This chain armor could only play a defensive function and can’t be used for attack. It also needed a supply of spiritual force when defending. The more powerful your spiritual force is, the stronger its defensive ability.
To be honest, armors made in the Machine Field still couldn’t compare to those in the Cultivation Realm. Although the chain armor looked good, depending on it for defense at the very beginning was very dangerous. Armors from the cultivation realm provide for their own energy and can automatically protect their user. With the Cultivation Realm’s armors, regardless if the user noticed the attack or not, they would still be protected by their armor; which was almost a life-saving ability.
Zhao Hai scoured through the armors and a.n.a.lyzed them. He was favoring the cotton garments of the Cultivation Realms. Although their defense was quite poor, the functions were still very useful. It was also the most comfortable armor to wear in comparison to the others.
Just as he was about to pick a cotton armor for himself. Zhao Hai suddenly discovered something at the corner of the Machine Field section. It was a clump of mercury-looking substance. It didn’t look like an armor at all and instead it was a metal sphere.
Zhao Hai stared. This was because this metal sphere had no introduction, which was surprising.
Tao w.a.n.g had been paying attention to Zhao Hai all this time. When he saw Zhao Hai’s expression change, he couldn’t help but be curious. He didn’t know what Zhao Hai just discovered.
At this time, Zhao Hai suddenly said, “Big Brother Tao, I just saw a sphere of liquid metal. What is that?”
When he heard Zhao Hai, Tao w.a.n.g immediately knew what he found. Tao w.a.n.g smiled bitterly and said, “That sphere of liquid metal is actually very famous in the Machine Field. n.o.body knows that it fell into our hands. But even if they did, there wouldn’t be too much of a reaction. After all, it is a failed product.”
Chapter 1124 – Leng Wuyeng’s Shocking Talent
Zhao Hai asked, “Failure? Why would a failure be in the treasury?”
Tao w.a.n.g smiled bitterly and said, “Although it is a failure, the person who made it is very famous. He is the most renowned refiner in the Machine Field of all time, Leng Wuyeng.”
Upon hearing the name Leng Wuyeng, Zhao Hai was shocked. Leng Wuyeng was born 35 thousand years ago. He wasn’t an ascender and was a native of the Machine Field. He died 32 thousand years ago, living up to three thousand years old!
Naturally, Leng Wuyeng wasn’t famous because of his longevity. Instead, he was known for his refining ability as well as his contribution to Magic Theory. Leng Wuyeng was a natural genius. He also had a knack for Magic Theory. During his time, the Machine Field still wasn’t an independent existence. Instead it was a territory managed by the Cultivation Realm. It was a piece of wasteland where people that cannot cultivate gather. They could only study lower realm magic and battle qi. Because of this, they had no way to contend against those who use cultivation methods.
Leng Wuyeng was born to an ordinary Mage family. Even if both of his parents were Mages, their status was very low. Their family was pretty much living in hardship.
Because of his background, Leng Wuyeng swore that he would change the status of Mages in the World of Cultivation. He diligently studied Magic while also researching magic formations. During his time, runes were still unknown and the system of creating formations had yet to be made.
Later on, because of his talent, Leng Wuyeng joined a sect called Formation Gate and became a disciple. It was then that he started being in contact with true formations of the Cultivation Realm.
The formation system of the Cultivation Realm was a complete one. Each formation were comprised of runes. This made the formation easier to arrange and even more powerful.
After being introduced to this, Leng Wuyeng started to deconstruct magic formations. Then he used his results to systemize runes. His research was specially aimed towards runes.
When Leng Wuyeng reached the age of 2000, Magic Theory was beginning to take shape. And once Magic Theory was announced to the Machine Field, the entire realm seethed with excitement.
Although Magic Theory was unable to contend with cultivation methods, it was still a huge improvement for Mages. If a Mage was able to use a ten thousand or ten million-layer formations, then they would surely be able to contend with the top experts in the World of Cultivation.
This method didn’t only cause an uproar in the Machine Field. The effects of its creation rippled throughout the six realms. Afraid of losing control over the Machine Field, the Cultivation Realm began suppressing the Mages.
Having just studied Magic Theory, the Mages naturally couldn’t match the cultivators. They were defeated again and again. It didn’t take long before they were driven into a corner.
Leng Wuyeng didn’t expect this outcome since he was so focused on improving the strength of the Mages. He didn’t think that he would bring forth a disaster to his people. In the end, he didn’t hesitate to close up for eight years, resulting in magic formations that were now used inside mechs and battleships. And once the Machine Field began manufacturing mechs and battleships, they started their counterattack. After years of battle, the Machine Field was finally able to carve their own territory in the World of Cultivation. They were finally able to become the sixth realm in the World of Cultivation.
But Leng Wuyeng was still aware of the innate flaw between the Machine Field and the Cultivation Realm. The Machine Field didn’t have peak artifacts that major groups in the Cultivation Realm had. With these peak artifacts, a person’s power would equal the might of ten million. They were the true ultimate weapons.
And at the same time, as they were repelling the Cultivation Realm, Leng Wuyeng began to feel the end of his lifespan. Because of this, he used his remaining time to leave a treasure behind. This way, the Machine Field would have a peak artifact capable of resisting the Cultivation Realm.
Leng Wuyeng closed up once more for refining. He used a large number of treasures that he collected his entire life, as well as a powerful technique in order to condense them together and form this liquid sphere. But this sphere was still a half-finished product. This was because it missed the most important step, condensing the formation.
Leng Wuyeng’s refining technique was different from the Cultivation Realm’s. In the Cultivation Realm, the final step of refining was the attachment of an artifact spirit. Only with an artifact spirit would magic treasures display their most formidable might.
However Leng Wuyeng’s method didn’t have spirit attachment. Instead, it was a three-step method divided into smelting, tempering, and condensing formation. Moreover, Leng Wuyeng doesn’t engrave formations from the Cultivation Realm, instead he used those made with Magic Theory.
In the Cultivation Realm, the influence of the first formation was big. The reason for this was because the five elements promotes and restrain each other. Some artifacts only allow a few formations to be engraved on them. Even if the material was good, the most formations one could engrave was 1890 formations. Moreover, this was a number most Cultivators wouldn’t reach.
Leng Wuyeng’s weapon allowed the engraving of 129,600 formations. Moreover, this weapon can be augmented with additional materials. And every material added, one could carve an additional 1890 formations. It was absolutely formidable.
Unfortunately, Leng Wuyeng’s lifespan ran out just as tempering was finished. At this point, it was impossible to engrave it with formations.
And because it was an original artifact, it had special requirements. One needed to engrave the 129,600 formations in one go. If one fails to do this, then engraving would not succeed. Only after the 129,600 formations were finished could one add materials and another 1890 formations.
Leng Wuyeng decided to create the weapon because he thought that he could still engrave formations on it. Since his lifespan was nearing its end, he wanted to squeeze the last part of it in order to engrave the 129,600 formations. As long as he finished engraving this formation, then other formidable Mages would be able to add materials and engrave the succeeding formations. With this setup, the weapon would get stronger and stronger until it would surpa.s.s any weapon in the Cultivation Realm. By that time, the Machine Field would no longer be afraid of the Cultivation Realm.
Unfortunately, Leng Wuyeng underestimated the time needed to smelt the materials. When he died, he just barely managed to finish tempering the weapon. He didn’t have time left to engrave the formations.
After Leng Wuyeng, although the Cultivation Realm still accepted disciples from the Machine Field, n.o.body was able to reach his level. Therefore, Leng Wuyeng’s weapon was never finished. In the end, it can only be placed here.
Zhao Hai wasn’t strange to the name of Leng Wuyeng. Although Leng Wuyeng has been dead for countless years, his position was still irreplaceable in the Machine Field. It can be said that the Machine Field wouldn’t have become this powerful without him. According to legend, Leng Wuyeng can release 50 thousand-layer formations, and maybe even more. Mages from the present Machine Field would find it impossible to reach this level. Only a few could use 1 thousand-layer formations, not to say 50 thousand layers.
But as for Leng Wueyng refining a weapon, Zhao Hai was completely clueless. Now after hearing Tao w.a.n.g, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be both shocked and happy.
He was shocked because Leng Wuyeng was actually a talent beyond comparison. By his own ability, he s.n.a.t.c.hed the Machine Field from the hands of the Cultivation Realm. He single handedly gave the Machine Field its independence.
Zhao Hai was happy because Leng Wuyeng actually refined a weapon. Others might not find any use of it, but for Zhao Hai, this weapon was something that he must have.
Tao w.a.n.g stood beside the weapon and couldn’t help but sigh. He failed to see Zhao Hai’s eyes burning as they looked at the weapon. After some time, Tao w.a.n.g felt that something wasn’t right. Sensing that Zhao Hai was silent, Tao w.a.n.g turned and was shocked. Zhao Hai’s eyes were stubbornly stuck on the weapon made by Leng Wuyeng. Tao w.a.n.g was scared for a moment, Zhao Hai had the same look as someone who wanted something no matter what.
Tao w.a.n.g stared, then he quickly said, “Little Hai, don’t tell me you want this thing? It’s useless. Although its materials are top-ranked, you cannot use it with Magic Theory. It would be a waste if you have this, choose another one.”
Zhao Hai turned his head to Tao w.a.n.g and said, “Big Brother Tao, can you give this thing to me? I want it.”
Tao w.a.n.g sighed and said, “Little Hai, you know that even if this thing can’t be used, it is still a sentimental item. So even if I give it to you, you still wouldn’t be able to take it out. If others see it, then they will certainly grab it. Listen to Big Brother’s words, choose something else.”
Zhao Hai firmly shook his head and said, “Big Brother Tao, I don’t want anything else other than this. I have a strong feeling in my heart that I must have it. Brother Tao, what do I need to do to get it?”
Tao w.a.n.g looked at Zhao Hai and couldn’t help but be moved. To be honest, from the establishment of the treasury up to today, there had been a lot of people who had seen this item, but not one of them had the same strong feeling like Zhao Hai. Tao w.a.n.g felt that he needed to think about Zhao Hai’s request even more.
Instinct was a strange and mysterious thing. Sometimes, you will have a strong feeling in obtaining something. This item might not be great to others, but when the right one gets it, it would be extremely useful for them. This magical feeling seems to be in Zhao Hai right now.
With this thought in mind, Tao w.a.n.g said, “Wait for a moment.” Then after he said that, Tao w.a.n.g went to a nearby wall. The wall had a communication device on it. Tao w.a.n.g called Desbarres and told him about Zhao Hai’s request. Desbarres didn’t say anything other than to wait for him.