Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1131
Chapter 1131 – Kill Ruthlessly For Fame!
Desbarres completely understood Thunder’s character. The reason why he told Thunder about Zhao Hai’s Liquid Silver was because he knew that as long as Zhao Hai strives for the Ashley Family, then Thunder wouldn’t take Liquid Silver back. Conversely, if he didn’t tell Thunder about this matter, then once Thunder found out about it, the situation would become complicated. Not only would Zhao Hai not be spared, even the Bone Symbol Camp might experience bad luck.
At the same time, he also proposed the plan for Margaret. Since Thunder doesn’t want to have any conflict with Margaret, then he wouldn’t make a move on Zhao Hai.
It was strange to say that even if Thunder was very overbearing, he had an unusual preference for Margaret. Thunder would pay attention to any matter that involved his daughter. Because of this, Desbarres wished Margaret to be with Zhao Hai. This way, Thunder would never become Zhao Hai’s enemy.
Desbarres’s mood wasn’t very good when he returned to the Bone Symbol Camp. He was very exhausted. In the past, although Thunder’s temperament wasn’t good and was sometimes overbearing, he still loosened up when it came to Desbarres and Cadjo. There were even times where they would joke around.
But recently it was different. Thunder was becoming more and more moody. Desbarres found himself watching his words more. And even if he made a joke, it was deliberately thought through.
This feeling caused Desbarres to become exhausted. It was because of this exhaustion that he meddled in the family’s matter less and less. Instead, he focused more on the Bone Symbol Camp.
Although the External Hall was something that the family needed, this requirement didn’t mean that it was crucial. In the eyes of a great family like the Ashley Family, the function of External Halls was to work for the family’s benefits. It can be said that ships and mechs were the family’s core power. Mages and Warriors weren’t included in this list.
Desbarres was clear about this point. Because of this, he made sure that n.o.body would look at the External Hall. And also to not incur Thunder’s doubt.
Upon returning to the camp, Desbarres directly went to Zhao Hai’s villa. He was aware that Zhao Hai was currently in a bottleneck on his cultivation. Becoming stronger in a short time was impossible. Therefore, Zhao Hai wasn’t closing up like before.
When he arrived outside Zhao Hai’s villa, Desbarres heard voices coming from inside. In addition to Zhao Hai’s voice, Tao w.a.n.g and Tie Sheng’s voices were heard.
Upon hearing the voices of these three, Desbarres couldn’t help but smile. Tie Sheng and Tao w.a.n.g were people loyal to him. Moreover, their abilities were very good. And there was no need to say about Zhao Hai’s talent. Because of this, Desbarres favored him. It can be said that these people had become important for Desbarres.
Desbarres pushed the door open and saw the three already in the dining room and drinking. Upon entering the room, Desbarres loudly said, “Good, good. It seems like you didn’t wait for me before you start drinking.”
The three immediately turned to look at Desbarres. Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Camp Lord, if you came back later, then we might have to drink until late at night.”
Desbarres ignored the three’s greetings as he sat on the table and poured himself a drink. After taking a sip and savoring the fragrance of the alcohol, he said, “Little Hai, you’ve performed magnificently today. You don’t know this, but I made a ten million coin bet with Camp Lord Dia of the Ghost Symbol Camp. If you don’t get first place in the family compet.i.tion, then I will have to pay him ten million coins. So make sure that you don’t lose.”
Tao w.a.n.g stared, then he said, “Ten million machine coins? Camp Lord, where did you get that much money? Don’t tell me you’ve been embezzling family funds?”
Desbarres slapped Tao w.a.n.g’s side and said, “What nonsense. You think you know more than me about the camp’s finances? Why do I need to embezzle funds? From what I can see, you’re the one cheating us money. Tie Sheng, don’t come here tomorrow. Instead, let’s go to Tao w.a.n.g’s. Let’s freeload off of him for one month for speaking nonsense.”
Tie Sheng looked at Tao w.a.n.g and smiled, “Good. I wanted to do this for so long, Camp Lord. However, this fellow doesn’t treat anyone. This is a good opportunity to freeload.”
Tao w.a.n.g looked pitiful as he answered, “Camp Lord, you can’t do this to me. I’m really poor. I even need to eat Little Hai’s food because I can’t buy for myself. How about we wait for Little Hai to win the compet.i.tion and then we have a meal with your winnings from the bet.”
Almost at the same time, Desbarres and Tie Sheng gave Tao w.a.n.g a despising look. This fellow Tao w.a.n.g was a good person, but he was extremely stingy. However, n.o.body really took this banter seriously. Everyone present weren’t short of money, they were just teasing Tao w.a.n.g.
After joking around, Desbarres’s face turned serious as he said, “Alright, let’s talk about proper business. Little Hai, I’ve informed the Patriarch about Little Silver. He didn’t say anything about it and just hoped that you can gain good achievements. The Patriarch has become more and more obstinate in the past few years. He doesn’t listen to any criticism. If you don’t give good results, then he definitely won’t let you off.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Camp Lord, rest a.s.sured. I know what to do.”
Desbarres nodded, then he sighed and said, “Little Hai, I hope you don’t blame me for revealing this matter to the Patriarch.”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “I won’t. I know that Camp Lord might feel embarra.s.sed about this. However, it’s impossible to hide this matter from the Patriarch. If the Patriarch is late in finding out about this matter, then he might suspect that something is going on.”
Desbarres sighed once more, then he said, “The Patriarch might be unaware of this, but his temperament has become more and more erratic. Even someone like me who grew up with him has to be more careful when in his audience.”
Desbarres was currently trusting Zhao Hai because he saw that his origins were very clean. Zhao Hai hardly interacted with other people. And although Zhao Hai had killed a lot of people in the lower realms, he was good to people around him, which was similar to Desbarres’s manner. Because of this, Desbarres’s impression of Zhao Hai was very good.
Tie Sheng and Tao w.a.n.g didn’t say anything. Their situations were also similar to Zhao Hai. After being chosen by Desbarres and introduced into the Bone Symbol Camp, they were trained and gained his absolute trust. This was also the reason why Desbarres was able to say these words to the three of them.
Zhao Hai was silent like the two. But Tie Sheng and Tao w.a.n.g’s expressions were somewhat difficult. The two of them knew that the only reason why the Bone Symbol Camp can still make their money was Desbarres. If Desbarres was gone, then the Bone Symbol Camp would find it hard to keep their businesses.
Outsiders might be clueless, but the others in the External Halls weren’t. They could see that the members of the Bone Symbol Camp were living more comfortable lives than them. Because of this, all of them cast envious eyes towards the camp. But because of Desbarres, n.o.body dared to make a move.
However, it was impossible for Desbarres to protect the Bone Symbol Camp his entire life. And without Desbarres, what would the Bone Symbol Camp do? Because of this, Desbarres settled on Zhao Hai. He was hoping that Zhao Hai could become a powerful expert as soon as possible so that he could protect the Camp. With his presence, other people would think twice before making a move on the camp.
Desbarres took his gla.s.s and drank the liquor in one go. Then he turned to look at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, do you have a wife in the lower realms? What do you think about Margaret?”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly. He wasn’t a beginner that he was completely clueless about what was going on. However, he already had Laura and the others. And he didn’t want to get a new wife soon.
Desbarres looked at Zhao Hai’s reaction and sighed, “I really feel pity for Miss Margaret. Her relationship with the family isn’t very good because of her mother’s death. Actually, the family really cared about Miss Margaret, but she didn’t want to be cared for by the family. And there was also her marriage with the Fire Temple, making her unhappy. I told the Patriarch that Miss Margaret seems to be interested in you. The Patriarch didn’t oppose and he even hoped that Miss Margaret would be a.s.sociated with you. Little Hai, this is your opportunity to join the Ashley Family. Only by becoming a member of the Ashley Family would the Patriarch let you keep Liquid Silver. Otherwise, the family might want to reclaim it in the future. When the time comes, your situation will be complicated.”
Zhao Hai’s expression changed. Desbarres drank another gla.s.s before continuing, “I handed Liquid Silver over to you because I didn’t expect that you would actually complete it. Now that you have completed it, Liquid Silver has recognized you as its owner. If one wanted to get Liquid Silver, then they would have to kill you. Liquid Silver’s power has never been seen before. Ever since it has been pa.s.sed down, there were a lot of people in the Machine Field that were looking at its progress. Once people know that you have completed Liquid Silver, your well-being will be placed in chaos. Trouble will constantly chase you.”
Zhao Hai’s eyes narrowed. To be honest, he hadn’t thought through this point. In his mind, although Liquid Silver was very good, it was still on level with artifacts in the Cultivation Realm. However, he failed to think about the Machine Field.
A weapon like Liquid Silver had never appeared in the realm before. For powerful experts in the Machine Field, the allure of Liquid Silver would be difficult to suppress. Liquid Silver was basically the ultimate weapon for Magic Theory. It was the realm’s first divine weapon. Everyone would want to obtain it.
In the past, n.o.body was able to complete Liquid Silver, so n.o.body really cared about it. But now that it has been formed, people would desperately fight for it!
The worth of owning formidable weapons depended on its user. In the hands of powerful experts, only a few people would want to steal it. This was because a lot of people were afraid of offending a huge power. But if it was in the hands of a person with no ident.i.ty, then the weapon would be a curse!
Although Zhao Hai was regarded as important by Desbarres, his present status was only a member of the Ashley Family’s External Hall. Such status would without a doubt be seen as unworthy of Liquid Silver. People would certainly chase him to steal the weapon.
But if Zhao Hai married Margaret, he would become a member of the Ashley Family. At that time, people would have to think hard if they wanted to steal Liquid Silver.
Naturally, Zhao Hai wasn’t afraid of being chased down. However, this matter would still bring him endless troubles. Zhao Hai hated trouble, but he hated relying on women even more.
Desbarres looked at Zhao Hai’s appearance and sighed, “Little Hai, I want you to a.s.sociate with Miss Margaret for three reasons. First, it would benefit you. Second, it would be good for Miss Margaret. And third, it would be good for the Bone Symbol Camp. In the past few years, my involvement with family matters decreased. Although I still have some influence in the family, my power is becoming smaller and smaller. At this time, I can still support the Bone Symbol Camp. But what if an accident happens one day? Who would support the Bone Symbol Camp? Once you become a powerful expert, you will have to become the camp’s leader. But before you become strong, you would need an ident.i.ty to support the camp. This way, the Bone Symbol Camp wouldn’t be touched by the other camps. Do you understand what I mean?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I understand. Camp Lord, I will consider what you said. To be honest, until now, I only have a sense of belonging to the Bone Symbol Camp. As for the Ashley Family, I still feel a distance between us. Also, I don’t want to bring Miss Margaret into his matter. It would be disrespectful to her. In the meantime, I’ll just make sure that people don’t find out about Liquid Silver.”
Desbarres looked at Zhao Hai, then he suddenly laughed and said, “Alright, good. Little Hai, I haven’t misread you. I can see your virtue by hearing your words. It seems like Miss Margaret’s eyes are also good. Alright, I won’t barge into this matter anymore. But when the time comes, I hope that you won’t reject Miss Margaret outright. Try to know her a bit more.’
Zhao Hai nodded and didn’t speak anymore. Desbarres poured himself another gla.s.s of liquor. Tie Sheng and Tao w.a.n.g did the same. Then Desbarres lifted his gla.s.s and said, “Let’s celebrate Little Hai’s win today with this gla.s.s. Little Hai, always remember, in the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion, there’s no need to hold back. Kill ruthlessly to gain reputation. You should know that other partic.i.p.ants aren’t saints either. Only by being ruthless would you be safe. Understood?”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he said, “Camp Lord, rest a.s.sured. I have never been lenient towards my enemy.”
Desbarres laughed and said, “Alright. Hahaha. Let’s drink!”
Chapter 1132 – A Positive Worry
The day after Zhao Hai’s first battle, Margaret went to visit Zhao Hai. To be honest, Zhao Hai was currently feeling a headache.
After Desbarres and the others left yesterday, Zhao Hai returned to the s.p.a.ce. Laura and the others then discussed with him about the current matter. Zhao Hai didn’t know whether to laugh or cry after hearing the result. Laura and the others actually encouraged him to pursue Margaret.
If other men came across this matter, then they might feel heavenly. However, Zhao Hai was different. He already has Laura and the others. He still can’t believe that they urged him to pursue another woman.
And now, Margaret actually came looking for him. Zhao Hai sighed before opening the door and inviting Margaret in. After Margaret sat down, a robot immediately offered her tea. Then Zhao Hai opened his mouth and asked, “Instructor, do you need me for anything?”
Hearing Zhao Hai call her by her t.i.tle, Margaret couldn’t help but feel slightly disappointed. She let out a long breath and said, “Camp Lord allowed you to join the qualifiers, it seems like he’s confident in your strength. However, you still need to be careful against those from the Ghost Symbol Camp. Camp Lord Dia doesn’t have a good relationship with our Camp Lord. Moreover, I heard about the 10 million coin bet. That isn’t a small number. Although Camp Lord Dia still had good income, 10 million will certainly cut through his wallet. And with the strength you showed yesterday, Camp Lord Dia will surely be vigilant. He will certainly arrange something.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I thought the same. The Camp Lord already reminded me of this yesterday. There’s no need to worry. I will certainly win.”
Margaret smiled faintly and said, “I don’t doubt your strength. But I think you should still make preparations. And I think you shouldn’t use your Undead on the stage. It will only reveal your cards. When the realm qualifiers start, others would know about your ability.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He could hear that Margaret cared about him. But he let out and sigh and said, “Instructor, feel relieved, I’ll be careful.”
Margaret nodded, then she stood up and said, “Alright, then I’ll believe you. Dins and the others will be safe in the academy. I will look after them.” Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Thank you, Instructor.” Margaret gave a nod, then she turned around and left.
After escorting Margaret to the door, Zhao Hai returned to his room. Then he heard Laura and the others complaining about how he called Margaret by her t.i.tle. They were telling him about how big of an idiot he was.
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile bitterly. Other’s wives would scold their husbands if they were to see other women outside. On the other hand, his wives were offering him advice to pursue another woman.
While thinking about this, Zhao Hai’s body flashed and entered the s.p.a.ce. Seeing Zhao Hai arrive, Laura and the others immediately surrounded him. Laura looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Brother Hai, why did you call Margaret by her t.i.tle? I can’t believe you. You could clearly see that she is interested in you.”
Zhao Hai bitterly smiled and asked, “Laura, aren’t you jealous? Actually, I don’t have to do anything since I’m already strong. As long as I reveal my true strength, I don’t believe the Ashley Family would dare to do anything to me.”
Laura looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Brother Hai, you’re too relaxed. The Ashley Family might not dare to touch you if you reveal your strength, but the family is just a medium-ranked power in the Machine Field. Not to say the Machine Field, if you reveal your strength, the World of Cultivation would get word of it. When that time comes, you won’t be able to seek shelter.”
Lizzy nodded and added, “Big Brother Hai, you should also know about Margaret’s situation. She’s engaged to the Zhang Family. However, the Zhang Family actually wanted to kill her. If she marries into the Zhang Family, then her situation certainly wouldn’t be good. Are you that cruel to leave her alone? After your last meeting, it is clear that Margaret has some feelings towards you. You should pursue her. There’s no need to worry about us, Big Brother. I know you love us, we love you as well. And for our family, we wouldn’t oppose you pursuing Margaret.”
Meg smiled and said, “Young Master, don’t forget your duty. You need to make the Buda Clan grow and expand.”
Zhao Hai forced a smile and said, “Alright. I’m just worried about all of you, so I didn’t want to pursue Margaret.”
Lizzy and the others spat out their tongues and didn’t talk about the topic anymore. Zhao Hai inwardly sighed. This was because he wasn’t sure if this was really what Laura and the others wanted or if they were influenced by the s.p.a.ce. This was also the most annoying aspect about the s.p.a.ce.
Zhao Hai had no worries about using the s.p.a.ce to subdue his enemies. However, the s.p.a.ce seems to be influencing Laura and the others as well. This wasn’t something that Zhao Hai wanted to happen. However, he has no ability to stop it right now. This was the reason why he could only sigh.
Zhao Hai clearly knew that the s.p.a.ce would always place his benefits first. Therefore, the current program was inevitable.
Whether it was influenced by the s.p.a.ce or not, Laura and the others wanted him to pursue Margaret. In this case, Zhao Hai didn’t want to betray their expectations.
After sighing once more, Zhao Hai finally allowed nature to take its course. Actually, he really didn’t have such thoughts about Margaret. But now that Laura and the others said it, Zhao Hai began to think about the situation. It seems like Laura and the others had already weighed the pros and cons of this action.
Zhao Hai returned to his room and started to study magic runes. Since there were a lot of magic runes present, Zhao Hai’s research started very slow.
Fortunately, after multiple breakthroughs, Zhao Hai’s spiritual force had become more formidable, allowing him things like an eidetic memory. Naturally, this eased his progress.
The day unconsciously pa.s.sed by. Zhao Hai went out of the s.p.a.ce and returned to the villa. Then he sat down and prepared for the compet.i.tion.
Desbarres and Tao w.a.n.g came in the morning along with Tie Sheng. Tie Sheng had already finished his tasks and had some free time. Naturally, he wanted to see Zhao Hai’s battle.
When Zhao Hai and the others arrived at the life and death stage, the place was already filled with people. Zhao Hai went to his seat and then closed his eyes.
The other contestants also arrived. The other 35 looked at Zhao Hai with difficult expressions. They saw how formidable Zhao Hai’s strength was. Among them, the strongest was only able to instacast five-layer formations. Moreover, after doing so, their spiritual force would be used up. But last time, not only did Zhao Hai instacast a 5-layer formation, he also followed up with two 10-layer formations. Such strength was terrifying for the other contestants.
Zhao Hai was aware that the others were looking at him, but he didn’t care. His attention was on the Ghost Symbol Camp’s partic.i.p.ants. It must be said that the Ghost Symbol Camp was quite good. Of the 36 contestants left, 8 of them were from the camp. Besides Luo Zhi who Zhao Hai killed, only one other person was eliminated.
Moreover, Zhao Hai also discovered that their equipment seem to be different from before. Their armors and staffs were exchanged.
The eight looked at Zhao Hai with bad expressions. Naturally, Camp Lord Dia had already talked to them.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and didn’t care about them anymore. No matter how strong the equipment they were given, everything still depended on the user. Strong weapons could only be strong in the hands of the powerful.
At this time, Cadjo announced the beginning of the compet.i.tion. The computer then began to cycle through the partic.i.p.ants. The first battle of the day would be between a Mage of the Ghost Symbol Camp and a Mage from the Upright Symbol Camp.
The Mage of the Ghost Symbol Camp went on to the stage and completely crushed his opponent. The equipment of the enemy simply couldn’t catch up.
The staff used by the Mage from the Ghost Symbol Camp was a high-level item. It had a ten-layer formation inside. Even before the battle started, Zhao Hai knew that the Mage’s staff wasn’t inferior to the high-level goods he had in his hand.
After clashing for two rounds, the Mage from the Upright Symbol Camp finally admitted defeat. The Mage from the Ghost Symbol Camp proudly smiled before turning his head and glared at Zha Hai. The provocation could be clearly seen. However, Zhao Hai was just sitting there with his eyes closed, as though he was asleep.
Desbarres had an ugly face on. After the battle, he turned to Dia and said, “Dia, it seems like you really went all out. You even took out some new weapons. What? Afraid to lose 10 million?”
Dia snorted and said, “Of course I can afford to lose 10 million. I just don’t want to lose to you. I don’t believe Zhao Hai doesn’t have a special item on him. If he doesn’t have anything, he wouldn’t have been this strong just four months after ascending. Even if you deny it, n.o.body would believe you.”
Desbarres coldly snorted and said, “Don’t think that changing equipment will make you win. Let me tell you, Zhao Hai being first is already set in stone.”
At this time, the Upright Symbol Camp’s Camp Lord grunted, “Although your bet has nothing to do with us, we still got affected. At least our contestants relied on their own means.” Naturally, he was reluctant to accept the Ghost Symbol Camp’s win by having superior equipment.
In fact, it wasn’t only the Upright Symbol Camp, the other Camp Lords were also having difficult expression on their faces. Dia just gave his contestants an unfair advantage, causing their members to lose.