Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1147
Chapter 1147 – Time To Head Back
Kelly was an old fighter who had a lot of experience in battles. Even if he was drinking a restoration potion, he was still channeling his spiritual qi towards his defensive formation. He knew clearly that his opponent wasn’t easy to deal with. Just the fact that Zhao Hai was able to break a 100-layer formation was enough evidence for his power. Since he knew about this, Kelly drank a potion ahead of time. He was prepared for a long-term fight.
But at this time, Zhao Hai’s dark arrow was already flying over. This arrow was specifically made for killing. It was a dark element formation with three metal element formations mixed into it. And judging by the fact that it was a 50-layer formation, one should be able to imagine how powerful it was.
While Kelly was drinking from his potion bottle, he suddenly felt his defensive formation vibrate. Just as he was about to notice what happened, the shield broke. It didn’t take long before Kelly felt pain from his body. When he put his bottle down, he quickly noticed pitch black holes on his body. The holes kept spurting corrupted blood, it was clear that he was poisoned.
“I should drink a detoxifying potion”was the final thought that came through Kelly’s mind before he died.
The Silent Demon Killing arrows were more lethal compared to other layered formations of its level. This was because the entire power of the 50-layer formation was concentrated on five arrows. Moreover, these arrows weren’t shot at the same time, instead they were successively released in a straight line. Because of this, all five were aimed towards a single point of Kelly’s shield. It took two arrows to destroy Kelly’s shield while the other three hit him. The arrows were also rotating, causing greater damage to Kelly’s body. The arrows were poisonous too. With these effects stacked together, there was no way for Kelly to survive.
Naturally, Zhao Hai didn’t respect Kelly’s corpse, he immediately sent it to the s.p.a.ce and turned him into an Undead. After that, he switched his target to another person. They needed to finish this fight as soon as possible. This way, they could retreat sooner. Otherwise, they would be surrounded by the Zhang Family.
Actually, the fight was already nearing its end. Those who can escape had already escaped. Those who were left behind were already trapped and were nearly eliminated. From the initial 4000 people, 500 escaped while the rest were wiped out.
With Zhao Hai making his move, it didn’t take long before everything has been cleaned up. Immediately after that, Zhao Hai’s group left the area. As they were leaving, Zhao Hai took all of the destroyed Mechs as well as the corpses. If there weren’t smaller Mech fragments as well as crushed meteorites in the area, then n.o.body would know that a fight happened here.
Naturally, Zhao Hai had Cai’er clean these up after they left. He didn’t want other people to know about this ambush as much as possible.
By this point, the Undead Zhao Hai created were much stronger compared to his other Undead. Before, Zhao Hai’s undead were at most rank 9 Apprentices. On the other hand, these new Undead were actually level 3 and above. For Zhao Hai, this wasn’t a weak fighting force.
After Zhao Hai and the others made several turns and circles, they managed to return to their temporary base. Everyone was very excited, their action this time allowed them to expel the foul air they’ve been keeping in all this time. Wiping out more than 3000 people from the Zhang Family was truly satisfying.
However, they didn’t celebrate until their brains shut down. Tie Sheng and the others quickly a.s.signed people to act as sentries around the base. Then they commanded the others to take a rest so that they could maintain their optimum condition.
Nbody opposed to this. All of them knew that they were still in danger. Only when they return back to Dark Demon Planet would they attain true relaxation.
In the following days, Zhao Hai didn’t propose going out to attack the Zhang Family. Of course, the Zhang Family responded to the attack they just suffered. In their mind, the Ashley Family’s camp should be near the battlefield. Because of this, they carried on a strict investigation on the surrounding area. Naturally, they weren’t able to find anything.
Meanwhile, Zhao Hai and the others didn’t stay in the same temporary base all these days. They moved further into the meteorite field. At this time, their location had become very dangerous.
Tie Sheng and the others knew that the most dangerous element in the meteorite field wasn’t the Zhang Family. It wasn’t easy for the Zhang Family to find Zhao Hai’s group. The meteorite field was just too big. With the number of the Ashley Family’s team compared to the size of the meteorite field as well as the Zhang Family’s numbers, it was almost impossible for Zhang Family to find them.
The most dangerous aspect of the meteorite field were the meteorites, magnetic storms, and other natural disasters that might happen in the field. These things don’t discriminate when it came to their victims. Meteorites would collide with each other and cause chain reactions on the surroundings. And these things happen randomly, making the meteorite field dangerous. Because of this, Tie Sheng and the others chose their temporary bases very carefully. They preferred bigger meteorites since they were more robust compared to the smaller ones.
Although Zhao Hai didn’t leave the new base, he continually placed great attention to the movements of the Zhang Family. Zhao Hai discovered that the Zhang Family had changed their approach. They no longer separated into teams to perform a search. Instead, all of their attention were focused on the pa.s.sage. They also built temporary bases along the pa.s.sage. Meanwhile, their ships patrolled the path between the pa.s.sage and the direction to Dark Demon Planet. Naturally, they were planning to block the Ashley Family with this method.
Seeing this situation, Zhao Hai understood that the Zhang Family didn’t want to sour their relationship with Ashley Family yet. Otherwise, they would’ve used the occupied ship as a reason to wage war. At this time, Dark Demon Planet was still very peaceful, there were no signs of an approaching war.
The Zhang Family’s goal this time seems to be obtaining a ransom from the Ashley Family or even preventing Zhao Hai from attending the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion.
The latter point wasn’t just plucked by Zhao Hai from thin air. He speculated these from talks he heard from the Mages and Warriors of the Zhang Family. It seems like the Zhang Family really had a high-ranking spy placed in the Ashley Family. It was because of this that they managed to understand the internal matters of the Ashley Family.
It was also through this spy that they understood Zhao Hai’s strength. Therefore, they wanted to stop Zhao Hai from gaining benefits in the beginner compet.i.tion.
In the past, Zhao Hai wasn’t clear about the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion’s importance for the family. But after this event, Zhao Hai knew that for a medium-grade influence like the Ashley Family, it was absolutely important.
Zhao Hai wasn’t planning on bringing trouble to the Zhang Family, he knew that it was impossible. The Zhang Family were now clumped up in and around the pa.s.sage. They also built several bases on huge meteorites. Once Zhao Hai’s group attacked them, they would immediately be surrounded by walls of iron. Moreover, the Zhang Family set themselves up so that support would quickly arrive once a certain area was attacked. So instead, Zhao Hai spent his time idly inside the base before the time he decided to return to Dark Demon Planet.
Tie Sheng and the others didn’t pester Zhao Hai to deal with the Zhang Family. In fact, even they didn’t want to attack the Zhang Family. They were aware that attacking the Zhang Family was very risky. There was a huge possibility for them to suffer heavy casualties if they do attack.
Those who joined the mission were among the elites of the Ashley Family’s External Hall. It wouldn’t be good if they suffered heavy losses. And since Zhao Hai didn’t raise any plans of attack, the commanders also spent their time with ease. In any case, Zhao Hai had enough food to feed all of them. The only thing they did now was to relax inside the base.
Days quickly pa.s.sed by. All this time, Zhao Hai was seen to be closing up to practice. However, n.o.body inside the base were discontented. What they knew was that Zhao Hai was anxiously practicing so that everyone can go home sooner.
Margaret was beginning to look unhealthy as the days went by. Seeing Zhao Hai working hard while everyone was living comfortably hurt Margaret’s heart.
Those who didn’t suffer couldn’t reach Zhao Hai’s level. With Zhao Hai’s strength, it was clear that he had suffered hardships before. Imagining what might have happened to Zhao Hai made Margaret’s heart ache.
During the last incursion, Margaret was able to see Zhao Hai’s merciless side. At the same time, Margaret could see Zhao Hai acting patiently, watching the enemy first before making a decisive move. As she thought of this, Margaret began to see Zhao Hai as a bottomless pit. She wanted to know more about him.
Everyone already knew that Margaret and Zhao Hai were quite close. Most of them knew who Margaret was and were clear that Zhao Hai would become a core member of the family in the future. But even if they were envious of Zhao Hai, they couldn’t help but be convinced upon seeing his strength.
Time pa.s.sed and soon there were only ten days left before the realm qualifiers starts. Zhao Hai had been closing up all this time, making Tie Sheng and the others more and more anxious. Every day, Tie Sheng and the others would send people to Zhao Hai’s cave to see if he came out. They were truly afraid that Zhao Hai might not be able to join the realm qualifiers.
Actually, what they didn’t know was that Zhao Hai was just doing normal training all this time. He did nothing else other than delaying. He didn’t want people to think that it was easy for him to send everyone back to Dark Demon Planet.
Seeing that there were only ten days left before the realm qualifiers, Zhao Hai finally decided to head out. He thought that it was time for him to return to Dark Demon Planet!
Chapter 1148 – Coming Back!
Desbarres recently lost a lot of weight. And those who had insider information knew exactly why. He thought that his plan was seamless: but it actually turned out to be a trap! Most importantly, they were the ones who fell for it.
It can be said that the one who suffered the most loss was the Bone Symbol Camp. This was because the mission not only included Tie Sheng, it also had the camp’s most promising member, Zhao Hai. Additionally, with Zhao Hai’s close relationship with Margaret, the camp would be losing heavily if they couldn’t return.
Although it was said that Margaret went on her own decision, if something really happened to her, then it would be put on Desbarres’s head. And the Patriarch wasn’t a very reasonable person.
The only good news was the fact that the Zhang Family didn’t send any word that they had captured a lot of Experts from the Ashley Family’s External Hall. In the past, the Zhang Family would return the captured people and then send a warning to the family.
But if the Zhang Family manages to capture a large quant.i.ty of External Hall members, then they could use this as leverage to publicly break off their relationship with the Ashley Family.
Although the Zhang Family had yet to send word, this matter still placed a huge rock in everyone’s hearts. This was especially true for Desbarres. These days, it seems like he had halved his usual size.
Even if the family had yet to cause trouble for the Bone Symbol Camp’s Camp Lord, Desbarres himself felt very depressed in the past few days. Zhao Hai was the Bone Symbol Camp’s hope for revival. And now that he didn’t know when Zhao Hai would come back, Desbarres couldn’t help but have a ma.s.sive headache.
Moreover, it can be said that Zhao Hai was the family’s primary representative in the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion. If Zhao Hai doesn’t come back, then the loss to the family would be too huge. This would cause Thunder to make Desbarres pay for his mistake.
With this situation weighing on his shoulders, no wonder Desbarres became so thin. And as the realm qualifiers got closer and closer, Desbarres’s face got more and more unsightly. The other Camp Lord couldn’t help but feel grief at the sight of him.
The Camp Lords had fairly similar states as Desbarres. Although some of them had their own authorities, the power they held wasn’t that huge. Among them, Desbarres clearly held the greater position. He was the Patriarch’s childhood friend and was a trusted aide of the family. This was evidently clear by Desbarres’s position as the External Hall’s manager.
But even if each Camp Lord had a compet.i.tive relationship, they were also allies in a way. Since the External Hall was a weak ent.i.ty, they needed to band together so that they had the right to speak out.
Seeing Desbarres suffer bad luck, the other Camp Lords were also feeling bad. Even Dia who liked to take a jab at Desbarres didn’t say a single word about this event.
Actually, it wasn’t only Desbarres. The entire Bone Symbol Camp was feeling depressed. Zhao Hai just came to the limelight by defeating the other camps and emerging as the family’s champion. All of them were thinking that the revival of the Bone Symbol Camp was near. They didn’t expect a matter such as this to happen. This caused the Bone Symbol Camp to feel an unprecedented disappointment.
People were like this. If they don’t hope, then they won’t be disappointed. However, once they were given hope and that hope was shattered, their disappointment would be magnified by several folds.
The Bone Symbol Camp’s mood was as low as a deep valley. Although Tao w.a.n.g saw this, he couldn’t do anything. He was also feeling down in the past few days. And his physique was much worse than Desbarres. He wasn’t fat to begin with, so after all these days, Tao w.a.n.g was as skinny as a skeleton.
Seeing that there were only ten days left before the realm qualifiers, Desbarres and Tao w.a.n.g began to feel despair. Even if Zhao Hai managed to escape now, he still wouldn’t be able to make it to the qualifiers.
Silence conquered Desbarres’s office, he had lost any motivation and energy to speak at this point. Then suddenly, running was heard from outside. Then a person with a happy expression opened the door. He looked at Desbarres and said ,”Camp Lord, come out, quick. Something just came up!”
Desbarres looked at the person and said, “Something happened? What is it?”
The person excitedly said, “Commander Tie Sheng. Commander Tie Sheng is back!”
Upon hearing this, Desbarres and Tao w.a.n.g stared. They looked at each other for some time before they simultaneously stood up. Their faces seemed to light up. Then Desbarres asked, “Tie Sheng? Are you sure it’s him?”
The person immediately answered, “It’s him. Camp Lord, you should take a look yourself!” Desbarres and Tao w.a.n.g didn’t wait for the person to lead them out as they quickly ran.
When they arrived at the Bone Symbol Camp’s field, they saw people coming out of an enormous spatial rift.
These people were completely covered in dust. They might look haggard but none of them were injured and all of them had bright expressions on their faces. One of these people stood right by the rift as he led the others out; this man was Tie Sheng.
Desbarres took a deep breath. Then he quickly flew towards Tie Sheng’s side, his face evidently brighter than before as he asked, “Tie Sheng, what is this?”
When Tie Sheng saw Desbarres, he immediately gave a salute, then he replied, “Camp Lord, we’ve come back safely. It’s Little Hai. He used his spatial ability to send us here.”
Desbarres looked at the people coming out of the rift. He scrutinized each person but couldn’t see Zhao Hai. When Tie Sheng saw Desbarres’s action, he couldn’t help but smile as he said, “Camp Lord, there’s no need to worry. Little Hai is behind the rift. He’s doing fine.” Desbarres nodded, then his mood returned to normal. n.o.body from the Bone Symbol Camp were among those who were currently pouring out of the rift. Desbarres quickly understood that the evacuation was done according to camps.
It didn’t take long before the people from the Bone Symbol Camp were sent over. When these people saw their friends, they immediately went over to talk. Before long, laughter filled the camp.
Seeing this situation, Desbarres removed the worry in his heart. Moreover, he could see that the losses suffered by the External Hall wasn’t that heavy.
It didn’t take an hour for everyone to go through the spatial rift. The last people to go through were Zhao Hai and Margaret. Zhao Hai’s expression was calm while Margaret had a faint smile on her face. As she followed beside Zhao Hai, she looked like a wife following her husband.
When Zhao Hai came out, the rift quickly closed. Desbarres immediately moved forward to meet him. Seeing Desbarres arrive, Zhao Hai quickly gave a salute and said, “Camp Lord, I’m back.”
Desbarres grabbed Zhao Hai’s shoulders and laughed, “Good, it’s good that you’re doing well. I’m sure it has been hard on you.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “It’s okay. There’s no need for the Camp Lord to worry.”
Desbarres gave a nod before he looked at the people from the other camps. Then he laughed and said, “Today’s a happy day. Don’t leave yet, share a meal with my Bone Symbol Camp. Tao w.a.n.g, send word to the Camp Lords explaining the situation. Tie Sheng, have everyone wash up while I go and report to the Patriarch.”
Tao w.a.n.g also went over to Zhao Hai and gave him a tight hug. Only then did he go to arrange matters. Meanwhile, Tie Sheng nodded and led everyone to the Bone Symbol Camp’s building to take a rest. Desbarres didn’t delay and immediately flew towards Lofty Demon Island.
Margaret was currently inside a villa prepared for her by the Bone Symbol Camp. Also, this place wasn’t far from Zhao Hai. When she came back to her room, Margaret washed her face and combed her hair. Because of the state of the meteorite field, taking a bath was not an option. Although there were people who can use water element magic to produce water, the amount they were able to take out wasn’t enough for people to take a bath in. This was the reason why everyone appeared haggard.
Originally, Charles and the others readied themselves to return to their camp. However, Desbarres already made preparations for them and even reported the matter to the Camp Lords. Because of this, people from the other camps had no choice but to accept the Bone Symbol Camp’s hospitality.
At this moment, Desbarres arrived at Lofty Demon Island. Due to his excitement, he didn’t ride a car and just flew the entire trip. After arriving at the island, Desbarres went directly to Thunder’s study. This was also the place where the Patriarch did his work.
In the Ashley Family, there were only a few people who can directly find the Patriarch in his study, and Desbarres was one of these people. This was also a demonstration of Desbarres’s status.
Cadjo wasn’t in the study. He was the Ashley Family’s manager. Because of this, he couldn’t just follow Thunder like a secretary. Moreover, Thunder already had his own female secretary.
When Desbarres saw the secretary outside Thunder’s office, he quickly said, “Notify the Patriarch quickly. I have something important to report.”
Naturally, the attractive female secretary knew about the relationship between Desbarres and Thunder. So she didn’t dare to delay as she quickly pressed a key and sent a notification, “Patriarch, Manager Desbarres is here asking for an audience. He said that he has something important to say.”
Thunder’s reply was quickly heard, “Let him in.” The secretary nodded. Just as she was about to ask Desbarres to go in, the fatty already pushed the door and impatiently entered the study.
Thunder was currently sitting in his chair while reading a doc.u.ment. Although computers were prevalent in the Machine Field, doc.u.ments were still in paper form.
Desbarres bowed and said, “I’ve seen the Young Master.” Thunder looked up at Desbarres and nodded, “Sit. Fatty Des, you’ve become thinner.”
Desbarres smiled and said, “Young Master, you can rest a.s.sured, I’ll be back to being fat in no time. Right, those who went out for the mission have come back. This includes Zhao Hai and Miss Margaret.”
Upon hearing Desbarres, Thunder couldn’t help but gawk. He placed the doc.u.ment on his hand down as he said, “They’re back? How?”
Desbarres quickly answered, “Tie Sheng told me that it’s because of Little Hai’s s.p.a.ce magic. They’re now resting in the Bone Symbol Camp. I’ve invited everyone to a meal after. I’m sure they also suffered a lot.”
Chapter 1149 – Breaking The Engagement!
When he heard this, Thunder couldn’t help but raise his eyebrow as he responded, “So it is s.p.a.ce Magic. That is quite a rare ability. But if Zhao Hai can send them back using s.p.a.ce Magic, then why did they only return now?”
Desbarres stared, he didn’t expect Thunder to ask a question at this time. He paused for a moment before he answered, “I don’t know. Young Master, I’ll go ask him when I go back. Then I’ll report back to you.”
Thunder waved his hand and said, “There’s no need. I reckon the timing of their return is related to that thing. Don’t worry about it. Right, have Zhao Hai take a rest. If he needs anything like potions, make sure to give it to him. We need him to be in his optimum condition. The Ashley Family cannot lose in the qualifiers.”
Desbarres nodded, “Young Master, you can rest a.s.sured.”
Thunder nodded and said, “Tell the Zhang Family that the Ashley Family denies their allegations. The members of our External Hall have already returned from their mission. If the Zhang Family still dares to be impolite, then we’ll publicly break our relationship with them. Also, tell them that their conduct this time has made me very discontented. Therefore, I’m breaking Margaret and the Zhang Mingyue’s engagement.”
Desbarres stared, then he immediately knew why Thunder did so. The Zhang Family had been publicly saying that since a large part of the External Hall elites were missing, and that an Ashley Family ship was found in the meteorite field, then the Ashley Family were the ones who attacked them.
Actually, the two families knew that this was nothing more than the Zhang Family catching the Ashley Family’s plan. Therefore, the Zhang Family was just using it as a means to pressure the Ashley Family.
But now that Zhao Hai and the others had returned, the Ashley Family could say that there was no such thing. This caused the Ashley Family to sigh in relief.
And at this point, Margaret’s feelings for Zhao Hai were very clear. However, Margaret still had an engagement with the Zhang Family. This might affect Zhao Hai and Margaret’s relationship. Because of this, Thunder decided to use this opportunity to break the marriage agreement.
Desbarres immediately nodded, but he warned, “Young Master, the Zhang Family is becoming more and more brazen recently. It seems like it is a matter of time before they begin moving against us. We need to guard against them.”
Thunder clicked his mouth before he sighed and said, “The Zhang Family has been preparing to deal with us. And we’re a step later than them. However, the Zhang Family is not done with their preparation. They wouldn’t dare fight large scale battles at this time. Because of this, they were still sending cheap shots at us. Hmph. If the Zhang Family really wants to fight the Ashley Family, then I’ll make sure to beat them so hard that they would return with no teeth left.” After he spoke this, the atmosphere around Thunder began to turn cold.
Desbarres was intently listening. Actually, Desbarres and the others were already aware of the Zhang Family’s plan and had repeatedly reminded Thunder about it. However, Thunder didn’t care about it before. He was still thinking that the Zhang Family were the Ashley Family’s strongest ally.
Thunder finally accepted the warning against the Zhang Family when Margaret was attacked. Moreover, upon further investigation, it was proven that it was the Zhang Family who did it. It was also because of this that Thunder agreed to the a.s.sault mission. He wanted to strike the Zhang Family in order to test their response.
If the Zhang Family was innocent, then they wouldn’t know about this matter and wouldn’t retaliate too heavily. However, the Zhang Family’s response was fierce, they even set up a trap to take a bite out of the Ashley Family. This opened Thunder’s eyes to the fact that the Zhang Family wanted to deal with the Ashley Family.
The Zhang Family’s plan was good. They wanted to catch Zhao Hai and the others. And even if they can’t, they could still block Zhao Hai from entering the realm qualifiers. This way, the Ashley Family’s benefits would suffer a huge hit. And also, it would be easier for them to deal with the Ashley Family in the future.
However, the Zhang Family didn’t expect how significant Zhao Hai’s impact would be. Now that Zhao Hai was able to bring everyone back to Dark Demon Planet, the Zhang Family’s plan was destroyed. Moreover, their actions had made Thunder vigilant. The Zhang Family tried to steal a chicken only to lose the rice used to bait it.
However, the Ashley Family wouldn’t use this event to strike the Zhang Family. They didn’t have the strength to do it yet. In fact, if it weren’t for Zhao Hai, then the Ashley Family would take even greater losses. Asking a small price in order to deal with this grievance was enough.
Desbarres looked at Thunder and said, “Young Master, with this altercation with the Zhang Family, the importance of the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion has become more apparent. As long as we make good progress in the compet.i.tion, we’ll be able to gain more benefits and would no longer worry about not having an ally. The Zhang Family made a significant move against us, they even want to prevent Little Hai from entering the beginner compet.i.tion. It seems like they’re afraid that we would get a good position. It’s now certain that the Zhang Family has a high-level spy in our family. The most pressing matter for now is to find this spy.”
Thunder Ashley wasn’t a fool. Although he rarely accepted comments, he still knew what to do at certain times. Therefore, he understood what Desbarres wanted to say as he nodded and said, “Rest a.s.sured, I will make sure to look this up. There weren’t a lot of people who knew about the mission. I believe we’ll be able to see results soon. Meanwhile, Fatty Des, you make sure that Little Hai gets what he wants. You need to take good care of him.” Desbarres nodded before he turned around and left.
When Desbarres returned to the Bone Symbol Camp, the other Camp Lords were already there. At this time, they were talking to the commanders about what happened.
Desbarres didn’t go to see them but instead he called Tie Sheng over to his office. Desbarres looked at Tie Sheng and said, “Tie Sheng, tell me exactly what happened.” Tie Sheng nodded and then explained everything from the start up to their return. Desbarres listened intently and then nodded and said, “It looks like Little Hai has become better in using Liquid Silver. Moreover, Little Hai’s strength is probably getting closer to ours. It seems like his claims of becoming top ten in the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion wasn’t just a boast.”
Tie Sheng nodded and said, “Little Hai has become very strong. He will surely blossom in the beginner compet.i.tion. I’m just afraid that the Ashley Family wouldn’t be able to retain him.” Desbarres smiled bitterly and said, “With the Ashley Family’s strength, it’s impossible for us to keep him. Little Hai will certainly become a famous powerful expert. However, even if the Ashley Family family couldn’t keep him, as long as everyone knew that he came from us, then that is already enough to make people think differently about the family. It doesn’t matter if he stays or not.”
Tie Sheng nodded. Then Desbarres said, “Alright, let’s go to the dining hall. The other Camp Lords should already be aware of the situation. They owe us a huge favor this time.” Tie Sheng smiled faintly before he followed Desbarres back to the dining hall.
The dining hall has been filled up. Besides those from the other camps, everyone currently in the Bone Symbol Camp came to the hall. The entire room looked very lively, their faces were full of excitement.
It can be said that this mission concerned the entirety of the External Hall. This was because elites of the External Hall partic.i.p.ated in this mission. These people had fairly high status in the Ashley Family’s External Hall, they were the backbone of the force. Whenever a camp loses people like them, the camp would surely suffer a serious blow.
It has been some time before these people had ascended to the Machine Field. Because of this, they were able to make friends with people from other camps; and some even became tied by familial ties. It can be said that these people were more or less involved with each other. In this case, the fact that everyone returned was a very joyous matter.
As for the Zhang Family spies that Zhao Hai captured, they had already been handed over to the family to deal with. Zhao Hai and Tie Sheng had guaranteed their safety as well as return to Dark Demon Planet. As for what happens to them after arriving at the family, that was something that Zhao Hai cannot control.
After Zhao Hai returned to his room, he immediately cleaned himself inside the s.p.a.ce before going back out and heading towards the dining hall.
Zhao Hai wore a black robe. Although it wasn’t ugly, it wasn’t eye-catching either. And with Zhao Hai’s ordinary looks, it would be hard for people to see him in a crowd.
The reason for his lack of presence was Zhao Hai’s decision to not display anything. This made sure that he looked as ordinary as he can be.
After he came out, Zhao Hai immediately saw Tao w.a.n.g approaching him. When Tao w.a.n.g saw Zhao Hai, he immediately said, “Let’s go quick. Our Brothers want to see their hero.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “How come I became a hero? Right, did Margaret head out already?”
Tao w.a.n.g smiled and said ,”Not yet, but you should know that women would take a long time to dress up. I have already told her robot to relay the message.”
Zhao Hao nodded, then he followed Tao w.a.n.g to the dining hall. Zhao Hai and Tao w.a.n.g arrived at the dining hall at almost the same time as Desbarres and Tie Sheng. As soon Desbarres saw Zhao Hai, he immediately waved at him. Tao w.a.n.g and Zhao Hai quickly went over and took a seat. Desbarres smiled at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you’ve done very well. Those guys now owe us big time. Let’s see how they’ll pay us back.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “Camp Lord, don’t you think seizing this opportunity for benefit is a bit out of place?”
Desbarres smiled and said, “There’s no need for you to worry about this matter. In any case, this will be good for you. Right, you returned just at the right time for the realm qualifiers. The Patriarch is placing great importance to the compet.i.tion. He wanted to make sure that I relay this information to you.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Camp Lord, rest a.s.sured. I know what I need to do.”
Desbarres gave nod, then he asked, “Are you injured? Or perhaps feeling uncomfortable anywhere? The Patriarch said that we should fully support you. He wants you to stay at your best state as much as possible.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand and smiled, “Camp Lord, I absolutely fine.”
Desbarres nodded, then he said, “That’s good. Those fellows are here, I need to deal with them. We’ll talk later.” Naturally, Zhao Hai wouldn’t stop Desbarres. Desbarres stood up and then walked towards Dia and the others.
The arrival of the seven Camp Lords made the dining hall’s atmosphere a bit weird for those from the Bone Symbol Camp. Under normal conditions, these Camp Lords would not step foot in the Bone Symbol Camp. This was because of the camp’s constant decline over the years. These Camp Lords even look down on the camp. But this time, they actually went to the camp themselves. Moreover, they came to express their grat.i.tude, which made those from the Bone Symbol Camp proud and elated.
Desbarres didn’t go too far this time. He just chatted with the other Camp Lords for a moment before asking them to sit down. Naturally, Zhao Hai was also present on the table. Zhao Hai didn’t say anything and just gave the Camp Lords a salute. Dia and the others returned the courtesy while expressing their grat.i.tude to Zhao Hai. But at the same time, their eyes couldn’t help but show a sense of deep envy.
After everyone had sat down, Desbarres went to the dining hall’s stage. He waved his hand to silence the hall before saying, “The mission had been a huge trial for our External Hall. But it was fortunate that everyone managed to return safely. I need to commend everyone here for their bravery. You certainly didn’t make the Ashley Family lose face. You’re the pride of our External Hall!” After he said this, everyone in the hall issued a cheer.
Desbarres waved his hand once more. After seeing everyone calm down, he continued, “Everyone has certainly suffered in the past few days. I have already discussed it with your Camp Lords, your contribution points for this mission will be increased. Additionally, each camp will add a bonus on top of your initial reward. Brothers, you’re now rich!”
Desbarres’s words brought laughter and whistling to the hall. People from the External Hall liked to hear about rewards. Desbarres’s words were completely aimed at their hearts. There weren’t even any official statements, which made everyone feel great.
After Desbarres calmed everyone down, he said, “Everyone, I know that you haven’t had a good meal and a good rest in the past days. So I won’t be saying anything more. Brothers, eat, drink. Welcome home!” Everyone cheered. Then robots began giving everyone food and drinks. The feast had officially begun.
Throughout his speech, Desbarres didn’t mention a word about Zhao Hai’s merit. This was a brilliant move. Zhao Hai’s action of saving everyone had already been engraved in their hearts. If Desbarres mentioned it, then it would seem too petty.
When Desbarres returned to his table, Dia and the others looked at him strangely. They never talked like this to the people in their camp. It was at this point where they saw their gap with Desbarres.
Chapter 1150 – Finding Out
The dining hall’s mood was very warm. But what surprised Zhao Hai was the fact that Margaret wasn’t in sight. But even if he was confused, he didn’t think too deeply about it.
After everyone became drunk, Zhao Hai returned to his villa. He wasn’t able to eat a lot at the feast since he was drinking with Desbarres and the others. However, he used spatial water to dissolve the alcohol. So even if he drank a lot, he wasn’t drunk at all.
Then suddenly, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare when he came close to his villa. He just felt someone’s presence inside. However, Zhao Hai didn’t feel any danger because he saw that it was Margaret when he swept his villa using his spiritual force.
Although Zhao Hai was somewhat puzzled, he still entered his villa. Margaret was currently sitting in the living room. When Zhao Hai saw Margaret, he couldn’t help but gawk. This was because the present Margaret was different than before.
In the past, Margaret looked like a humble Mage. Although she still took care of herself, she had a simple image. She also wouldn’t put makeup on her face, she was old-fashioned.
But today’s Margaret was different. She wore a new mage robe. Although the robe was still black, it seemed more attractive than what she wore before. Her hair had also been attractively set-up. Most importantly, Margaret was wearing makeup. Although it was only a faint application, it actually complemented Margaret’s calm temperament.
Margaret had a different temperament compared to Zhao Hai’s wives. Laura sent off an aura of a capable woman, her presence could be felt in a room. There was no need to say about Lizzy and Megan. The two of them were practically brought up to be princesses, so their presence exudes majesty. Meg didn’t have much aura to talk about. However, she had a quiet temperament that told people that her life revolved around Zhao Hai. Ruyen’s aura was a bit less compared to Lizzy’s. After all, she was only a princess of a small Duchy. Moreover, with her past reputation, she always felt that she was inferior to Lizzy and the others. Berry had a different aura compared to the others. She was from a Succubus Clan and also a Demon. Her talent was in a.s.sa.s.sination so her temperament was kind of cold.
On the other hand, Margaret grew up researching magic formations. After she grew up, she spent her life as an instructor. Because of this, she exudes an aura of a scholar. She had a gentle and solemn temperament.
When Margaret saw that Zhao Hai was staring at her, her face couldn’t help but turn red. Then she slowly stood up and smiled before saying, “Am I attractive?”
Zhao Hai recovered, he looked at Margaret and said, “Of course you are, you’re beautiful.”
Margaret walked towards ZHao Hai, here eyes fixed on his, then she said, “Zhao Hai, ever since you saved me from Tyro Planet, I began to see you differently. Although you have killed a lot of people, I still couldn’t help but like you. And after the mission, I came to see that I liked you more. I want to marry you. It doesn’t matter if you have other wives or if they don’t like me, I still want to marry you. Do you want to marry me?”
Zhao Hai didn’t expect Margaret to be so forward. Margaret looked like a silent person whenever they met, he didn’t even feel a bit of intimacy from her. Her words truly made him surprised.
But what Zhao Hai didn’t know was that Margaret had changed after experiencing near death experience twice. The environment back in the meteorite field would make anyone pessimistic, and naturally Margaret was not an exception. She basically grew up in a greenhouse and hadn’t faced hardship before. At that time, Margaret thought that she might really be trapped in the meteorite field or be captured by the Zhang Family.
Also, during that time, Margaret began to discover that life was unpredictable. If they died at the meteorite field, then she wouldn’t have the chance to confess to Zhao Hai.
Although her depressed state disappeared when they returned to Dark Demon Planet, the thought of confessing to Zhao Hai never vanished inside Margaret’s mind. Instead, the idea became more and more intense. Margaret thought about another accident approaching where she really wouldn’t have the chance to show her feelings. Therefore, after she returned to her villa, Margaret decided to tell Zhao Hai as soon as possible.
Zhao Hai looked at Margaret, then he lightly sighed and said, “Margaret, I can understand what you’re thinking. But you should know that I love my wives. So if you really want to marry me, then you have to share. Are you still willing?”
Margaret didn’t even think about it as she answered, “I’m willing!”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “Margaret, you don’t understand. You’re thinking that my wives are in the lower realms, so you only have to share with me spiritually. But this isn’t the case. I brought my wives with me. So if you marry me, then you will also share physically. Do you understand?”
Margaret had a confused expression. She shook her head, showing that she couldn’t understand what Zhao Hai was saying. What did Zhao Hai mean that he brought them with him?
Zhao Hai looked at Margaret, then he sighed and said, “Please stay calm, no matter where you end up, don’t be afraid. And if you decide not to marry me after this, I hope that you keep things you see as a secret.”
Margaret was still confused at Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai waved his hand, opening a spatial rift on his side. Then he took Margaret’s hand and said, “Margaret, come in and take a look. This is my biggest secret.”
Despite being confused by what Zhao Hai said, Margaret still entered the spatial rift. She believes that Zhao Hai wouldn’t harm her.
Right after she emerged from the other side of the rift, Margaret was shocked. What met her vision was an infinitely large s.p.a.ce. She was currently standing on a meadow with a somewhat ancient looking villa in the distance. The villa was covered with seven-colored vines while also have huge trees on its sides.
Naturally, this wasn’t the most important thing. What was important were the six beautiful women standing in front. All of them were beauties, not any worse than Margaret herself. Some were even more attractive than her.
Right when Margaret appeared, the woman at the front of the group smiled faintly and saidm “h.e.l.lo Miss Margaret. We’re Zhao Hai’s wives. My name is Laura. Perhaps you might not know us, but we’ve known you for a long time.”
Upon hearing Laura, Margaret quickly recovered. However, her mind was still not cleared, she could only mechanically reply, “h.e.l.lo, I am Margaret.”
Lizzy and the others also took the chance to introduce themselves, with Margaret blankly replying. She repeated her response multiple times, looking somewhat silly.
Then at this time, ZHao Hai’s voice was heard, “Margaret, this is my biggest secret. You can follow Laura and they will explain this to you. Laura, please explain everything to Margaret. I’m tired and would like to take a rest.” Laura nodded and took Margaret to the villa.
Margaret was pulled by Laura as she dazedly walked towards the villa. Meanwhile, Zhao Hai returned to his room in the Bone Symbol Camp. He was afraid that Desbarres might come looking for him, so he could only wait there for now.
At the same time, Laura pulled Margaret to the villa and invited her to sit. Meg offered some tea to Margaret as they looked at the s.p.a.ce’s monitor. Displayed on the screen was Zhao Hai inside his Bone Symbol Camp villa.
Laura looked at Margaret and smiled as she said, “We can see everything using this monitor. It can be said that when you first met Brother Hai, we also saw you. And every time you see Brother Hai, we know.”
Upon hearing Laura, Margaret’s face couldn’t help but pale. She suddenly thought that she was like someone who was having an affair with another woman’s husband. And she was now being exposed.
Laura saw Margaret’s expression and immediately understood what she was thinking. So Laura smiled and a.s.sured her, “There’s no need to be nervous. In fact, we urged Brother Hai to get closer to you. If you don’t have our support, then I’m afraid your relationship with Brother Hai wouldn’t have developed this quickly.”
Margaret turned her head to Laura, her face couldn’t hide her confusion. Laura smiled and said, “Let us tell you everything about Brother Hai. I believe you’ll understand how good he is after.” Then Laura and the other proceeded to tell Margaret everything about Zhao Hai.
Margaret listened to the legendary life that Zhao Hai had. She heard all sorts of stories about his accomplishments in the lower realms.
Zhao Hai’s matters couldn’t be expressed in just a few words. Moreover, Laura couldn’t tell everything herself. So when she was tired, someone would take her place and continued the story.
On the other hand, Zhao Hai was inside his villa. Desbarres and the others didn’t visit him this time. However, Zhao Hai wasn’t worried since he also needed time to think about the future.
When he attends the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion, he doesn’t know whether he would meet Lu Wei or the Yin Wind Spirit Emperor. In the past, if he really met the two of them and they take revenge, he wouldn’t know if he can be their match.
But now that he obtained Liquid SIlver, Zhao Hai’s state of mind had changed. Instead of harboring deep dread in meeting these two enemies, Zhao Hai was even thinking of challenging them. This was because these two people were his biggest personal enemies. He needed to defeat them, it was his duty to do so. This way, his status wouldn’t be revealed!
Chapter 1151 – On the Nuptial Chamber
The biggest reason why Zhao Hai doesn’t want his ident.i.ty revealed was because he had another enemy stronger and more terrifying than Lu Wei and the Yin Wind Spirit Emperor. And this enemy was the Myriad Treasures Pavillion!
Zhao Hai knew some details about Lu Wei. He was an elder of the Five Gates Sect, but Zhao Hai knew that his position didn’t have a huge authority in a sect. This was because Zhao Hai was able to find out about known elders from first rate sects. And it seems like Lu Wei was just an ordinary elder of his sect.
As for why Lu Wei, who didn’t have much influence, was able to collect Faith Power from the lower realms, there was a good explanation for it. Those who were able to collect Faith Power did so in secrecy. Even those they were closest to were not told about it.
Moreover, collecting Faith Power from the lower realms required specialized artifacts. These artifacts needed to have a certain relation to the lower realms and could only be obtained through chance.
Zhao Hai looked up some Experts from great sects in the Cultivation Realm, however, he wasn’t able to see Lu Wei’s name. This made Zhao Hai understand that Lu Wei was just an ordinary elder of the Five Gates Sect. He didn’t have real strength to speak of.
There was nothing to say about the Yin Wind Spirit Emperor. The Emperor’s true threat was the fact that he was a free person who didn’t have any foundations that tied him up in place. It might also be possible that his connection with the Underworld was due to luck. So although he was quite strong, there was no need for Zhao Hai to be afraid of him. After all, the ability of a single person was limited.
Moreover, the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor had offended formidable people and was chased down to the point of forcing him into hiding. In his current state, he had no time to chase Zhao Hai down.
But the Myriad Treasures Pavillion was different. The pavillion was a huge trading company in the Cultivation Realm. It can be said that they were a huge power. And because of their scale, they were very rich. This also made them able to have ma.s.sive amounts of experts working for them. It can be said that offending such an existence wasn’t wise.
And through the internet, Zhao Hai was able to look into how the pavillion was able to grow so quickly. The reason for their growth was the unique yin-attribute items that they were able to sell.
Upon seeing this report, Zhao Hai knew that he was in big trouble. Breaking a merchant’s source of income was the same as breaking their legs. This hatred would forever remain unforgotten. And Zhao Hai just severed the Myriad Treasures Pavillion’s main source of income.
Breaking the pavillion’s source of income meant that Zhao Hai was now the pavillion’s biggest enemy. Additionally, the Myriad Treasures Pavilion was different than Lu Wei or the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor. Unlike the latter two, Zhao Hai didn’t just offend one person, but the entirety of the pavilion itself. If the pavilion were to know about Zhao Hai’s ident.i.ty, then a huge trouble would come for him.
Although Zhao Hai had cut off the pavilion’s benefits, the pavilion was still unaware as to who he was. Their connection to the Underworld was just a low-level transmission formation. And it was impossible to see Zhao Hai through that formation.
But things were different when it came to Lu Wei and the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor. The two sent avatars to the lower realms, so they were able to see Zhao Hai’s appearance. If the two knew about Zhao Hai’s enmity with the Myriad Treasures Pavillion, then it was possible for them to work together with the pavilion to deal with Zhao Hai. Naturally, Zhao Hai didn’t want this to happen, therefore, he needed to hunt down Lu Wei and the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor as soon as possible.
While Zhao Hai was pondering about these matters, Laura and the others had already told Margaret about Zhao Hai’s accomplishments in the lower realms. They didn’t only tell Margaret about these matters, they also showed her pictures and recordings taken by the s.p.a.ce.
In addition to Zhao Hai’s accomplishments, Laura and the others also told Margaret about the s.p.a.ce, which without a doubt surprised her.
After the talk, Laura looked at Margaret and said, “Margaret, we can see that you’re interested in Brother Hai. We always encouraged him to pursue you because he needs you. Your ident.i.ty will allow him to integrate better into the Ashley Family. However, Brother Hai doesn’t want to pursue you for this exact reason. If you didn’t confess to him today, then he would never reveal this place to you. This is because this place is Brother Hai’s roots. He can move unhindered in this world because of this. Do you understand?”
Margaret gave a nod. Then Lizzy added, “It’s also because of the s.p.a.ce’s abilities that Brother Hai wouldn’t easily tell other people about it. Him letting you enter the s.p.a.ce today means that he has already accepted you. But if you really don’t want to share Brother Hai with us, then we hope that you’ll forget everything you heard about this place. Otherwise, Brother Hai wouldn’t be able to have a place in this realm.”
Margaret looked at Laura and the others, then she smiled and said, “I’ve already decided on Zhao Hai, naturally I won’t regret my decision. Zhao Hai not pursuing me because he is thinking about you only told me that he is a person who won’t betray me. With a man like that, I wouldn’t have anything to worry about.”
Upon hearing Margaret, Laura and the others couldn’t help but smile. Then Laura pulled Margaret and giggled as she said, “Then you need to be at your best. Megan, help Margaret with her makeup. We’ll have her share a room with Brother Hai today.”
When Margaret heard Laura, her face couldn’t help but turn red. However, she was faintly smiling as she was taken away by Megan. Meanwhile, Laura called Zhao Hai over, “Brother Hai, come here quick.”
Zhao Hai immediately broke out of his thoughts. Then his body flashed as he entered the s.p.a.ce. Seeing Laura grinning from ear to ear, he couldn’t help but ask, “What happened?”
Laura looked at Zhao Hai and smiled, then she said, “Brother Hai, Margaret has agreed to marry you. Go get ready quick. Everything’s been taken care of. It’s time for you to go to the nuptial chamber.” Upon hearing Laura, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile bitterly as he said, “Margaret just learned about the s.p.a.ce, why is the nuptial chamber already involved?”
Laura pouted and said, “Brother Hai, you’re really stupid. Margaret has already confessed to you, so there’s nothing to worry about. Go get ready.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “Why do you need to make a big fuss over this. Alright, I’ll go prepare.” Laura didn’t delay and immediately made Zhao Hai wear formal clothing. Then he had Zhao Hai sit down so that she could handle his hair. It was necessary for Zhao Hai to be in his best attire when he enters the nuptial chambers with Margaret.
Zhao Hai was a man, so he was clueless about how important a wedding was to a woman. This was especially true for men that they loved, they would make sure that it was special. If Zhao Hai was too casual about this, then Margaret would regret it all her life.
Before long, Margaret was sent over by Laura and the others. Zhao Hai was also in his best attire. Then Laura and the others performed a simple chinese wedding for Zhao Hai and Margaret before they pushed the two towards the nuptial chamber.
Seeing Zhao Hai and Margaret entering the nuptial chamber, Laura and the others let out a long breath. After cleaning up, Laura said, “Alright, Margaret’s matter has finally been solved. I believe Brother Hai’s status in the Ashley Family would become more solid. And with Margaret’s help, our ident.i.ty will slowly be solved.” Lizzy and the others also nodded. To be honest, they weren’t really jealous of Margaret.
Since Zhao Hai already had multiple wives, adding one more wasn’t a problem. After cleaning the place up, everyone proceeded to take a rest.
There was no need to say about Zhao Hai and Margaret’s matter inside the nuptial chamber. The next day, the two of them shared breakfast with Laura and the others before saying goodbye and then leaving the s.p.a.ce.
After coming out of the s.p.a.ce, Margaret turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Brother Hai, although we’ve officially become a couple, I think we should keep it from others in the meantime. Otherwise, we don’t know what kind of things would come up.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “Margaret, you’re underestimating the family too much. You came over here but you didn’t return for the night. The Patriarch has surely gotten word of it. Forget it, just stay here.”
When Margaret heard Zhao Hai, she couldn’t help but get startled, then she quickly said, “What do we do? What if he doesn’t agree?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Rest a.s.sured, there’s no problem. Take a seat while we wait for the Camp Lord and the others to arrive. It seems like they’ve been looking for us the entire night.” Margaret nodded, then she sat down albeit her face was red. Zhao Hai waved his hand, then a pot of tea appeared on the table. This tea wasn’t from the Machine Field, instead it was from the s.p.a.ce. The tea from the s.p.a.ce tastes much better than tea from the Machine Field.
Not long after the two began drinking tea, Desbarres’s group of three arrived. The three didn’t think much after seeing Margaret. She was seen more and more often with Zhao Hai, so they were already used to seeing her.
After the three were asked to sit down, Zhao Hai quickly offered them tea. But this time, the tea wasn’t from the s.p.a.ce, it was already replaced when the three arrived.
Drinking a sip of his tea, Desbarres looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you need to prepare. We’re leaving for the realm qualifiers.” Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I don’t have much to prepare. We can go whenever you want.”
Desbarres nodded, then his face turned serious as he said, “Little Hai, this realm qualifiers is very important for the Ashley Family. You need to get good results or else the family would face huge problems.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “I understand. You can rest a.s.sured. Camp Lord, the Zhang Family also wanted to block me from entering the realm qualifiers, right?”