Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1183
Chapter 1183 – Am I Unqualified?
When Xiong Li and Sun Fei heard Dongfang Yu say this, Xiong Li said, “Dongfang, what are you saying? Are you saying that the random lot is being manipulated?”
Dongfang Yu coldly snorted and said, “Those fellows from the Machine Field Army are getting more and more arrogant. It wouldn’t be impossible for them to manipulate the random lot. If we let the Machine Field army go on like this, we would only suffer. If those Machine Field Army b.a.s.t.a.r.ds let us go against Zhao Hai, what do we do?”
Xiong Li and Sun Fei stared for a moment upon hearing Dongfang Yu. Then their expressions changed. They knew that the consequences of this matter is very serious. If they were to meet Zhao Hai, then their future opportunities would certainly be stopped.
Xiong Li immediately said, “Let’s go now.”
Dongfang Yu stopped him and said, “There’s no need to be anxious. In any case, a fight will happen today. We should wait until tomorrow. After Little Hai’s fight, we should go together and do something about it.” Xiong Li nodded, then he turned his head to the arena.
Zhao Hai was standing there and facing his enemy. He knew about Iron Tower of the Machine Field Army’s External Hall. This man was known for his height as well as the giant tower shield that he held. His cultivation method was also very special. In three words, his cultivation method was, work hard, work hard, work hard. It was a type of cultivation method that refined the body. This body refining method was very formidable. If it was practiced to a very deep state, one’s body would become very resilient. Most swords and spears wouldn’t be able to pierce through the skin.
Moreover, Zhao Hai also knew that Iron Tower had the opportunity to be a seeded partic.i.p.ant. It’s just a pity that he went up against Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai looked at his opponent, then he smiled and said, “Interesting, I actually met you in my first fight. Hahaha. The Machine Field Army’s plans are very good.”
Iron Tower coldly snorted and said, “You can still afford to smile? Today, I’ll let you know who is more qualified to be a seeded partic.i.p.ant.”
Zhao Hai looked at Iron Tower and then he smiled and said, “Being a seeded partic.i.p.ant isn’t necessarily nice. Alright, it’s useless to talk anymore. Let’s just prove it!”
Iron Tower coldly snorted and said, “I have the same idea!” Then after he said that, he slammed his tower shield in front of him and then roared towards Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai just smiled and then waved his hand, casting a 5-layer magic formation. Iron Tower quickly braced his tower shield in order to block Zhao Hai’s spell. However, the formation suddenly exploded, surrounding the arena with black mist. This caused the spectators to be clueless about what was happening in the arena.
But Iron Tower quickly found something strange. Although they were surrounded by dark smoke, the arena was free of any obstruction. He could still see properly inside. The dark mist looked like a shield that covered the arena.
Iron Tower didn’t know what Zhao Hai’s plan was. He looked at Zhao Hai warily. Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “You think I’m unqualified to be a seeded partic.i.p.ant. I’ll let you see why I was chosen instead of you.” Then Zhao Hai made a move. He took out his own tower shield and on his other hand was a giant hammer.
Iron Tower couldn’t help but stare at Zhao Hai. Seeing his opponent’s reaction, Zhao Hai smiled, “Come, let me see if you have any skill.”
Iron Tower regained his clarity. He stared at Zhao Hai before breathing in cold air, then he said, “You’re also a Warrior?”
Zhao Hai laughed and said, “Correct. I’m both a Mage and a Warrior. Hahaha. Here I go.” Then his figure moved as he charged towards Iron Tower.
Iron Tower immediately recovered. He roared as he prepared to defend against Zhao Hai. He settled his tower shield to his shoulder as he braced for impact.
Boom! A loud sound was heard as the two parties collided with each other. Because of their collision, the entire arena fiercely shook.
In this collision, both Zhao Hai and Iron Tower were subjected to a ma.s.sive seismic force. However, when this force entered Zhao Hai’s body, it merely rippled out before it vanished completely. The bluesteel by his feet was just cracked and he wasn’t blown away.
On the other hand, Iron Tower suffered a different fate. He was shaken by the force and had to retreat a few steps. Every step he made caused an indentation to appear on the bluesteel arena.
Iron Tower was only able to stabilize himself after retreating eight steps back. Just as Iron Tower regained his position, Zhao Hai rushed over with his tower shield, looking much like a giant charging elephant.
Iron Tower saw this and knew that if he were to get hit, he would be finished. He roared and then held his shield up high before slamming it firmly straight into the ground.
Iron Tower’s shield was specially-made. Below the shield was a sharp point. With Iron Tower’s immense strength, a third of the shield easily sunk into the bluesteel floor. Iron Tower wanted to stop Zhao Hai’s charge using this method.
However, Iron Tower underestimated Zhao Hai’s strength. During their first collision, Zhao Hai didn’t even use his full force, only about a fourth of his strength.
It can be said that Zhao Hai’s present strength was terrifying. In the past, Zhao Hai’s strength wasn’t this huge. However, after absorbing astral qi, Zhao Hai’s strength skyrocketed. Don’t forget, Zhao Hai uses the stellar body tempering technique. No matter what he does, his body would certainly get stronger as time goes by.
Zhao Hai saw Iron Tower’s move, but he didn’t care. This time, he was charging over with 80% of his strength. After a bang, Iron Tower’s body flew. Meanwhile, his tower shield was broken. It was clear that Zhao Hai had put much more power in this charge.
Since Iron Tower’s body was in the air, there was no way for him to stabilize his body. Zhao Hai took a few steps forward before jumping. Then he waved his hammer and smashed it straight down towards Iron Tower.
Clang! Iron Tower was like an iron ball dropped from a plane. He fell to the arena, his broadsword had already been bent by Zhao Hai.
Bang! Iron Tower’s huge figure fell into the arena. At the same time, blood spurted out of his mouth. Although it can be said that Iron Tower was truly strong, he was still human in the end. This fall, along with Zhao Hai’s powerful strength, shook Iron Tower’s internal organs violently.
At this time, Zhao Hai fell back to the ground and then he immediately rushed towards Iron Tower. Iron Tower knew that Zhao Hai was about to kill him, but he didn’t shout his surrender. He knew clearly that shouting at this point was useless.
Zhao Hai being both a Mage and a Warrior, this was information that the Machine Field Army’s intelligence division failed to collect. Naturally, this was because Zhao Hai had been keeping it a secret all this time. Now that he knew about Zhao Hai’s secret, Zhao Hai would certainly make sure to get rid of him. It was already certain that he would die today.
n.o.body wanted to die, the same was true for Iron Tower. He rolled on the ground before doing his best to stand. However, since he stood too quickly, he couldn’t help but spurt out blood.
Zhao Hai looked at Iron Tower, then he smiled faintly and said, “Iron Tower, now do you still think that I don’t have the qualifications to be seeded?”
Iron Tower coldly snorted but he didn’t say anything. When he saw that Zhao Hai was a Mage and a Warrior, he knew that he could no longer win. Not only was Zhao Hai qualified to be seeded, it was even possible for him to be the strongest partic.i.p.ant in this qualifier.
Zhao Hai looked at Iron Tower, then he smiled faintly and said, “I decided that if the Machine Field Army really wants to deal with me, then I would kill every partic.i.p.ant they have in this compet.i.tion. So die!” Then he moved as fast as a cheetah. But this time, he didn’t have a shield and hammer in his hand. Instead, Zhao Hai took out a large glaive!
Iron Tower’s eyes shrunk, he didn’t notice when Zhao Hai traded his weapon. Moreover, he had no idea what Zhao Hai’s weapon was. But he knew that Zhao Hai’s weapons weren’t normal. And from the looks of this weapon, its purpose seems to be cleaving people in two!
With this thought in mind, Iron Tower quickly lifted his tower shield. Although the tower shield only had two-thirds of its body left, it was still a huge piece of steel. Iron Tower had just managed to recover, so holding up the shield wasn’t a problem.
Just as Iron Tower lifted his shield, Zhao Hai’s glaive arrived. After a ‘ka’ sound, Zhao Hai stepped on the arena again, his glaive in his hand. On the other hand, Iron Tower stood in place with his tower shield in his hand. After some time, the tall shield fell to the ground, Iron Tower’s hand fell along with it. Then shortly after that, Iron Tower’s body seemed to lean on one side before it began falling on the ground.
At this time, a red line appeared across Iron Tower’s body. The wound went from his left shoulder to his right waist. Zhao Hai’s glaive actually split him in half.
Zhao Hai looked at Iron Tower then he stomped his feet. The broken half of the tower shield that was embedded into the arena flew over. At the same time, Zhao Hai waved his hand as Iron Tower’s other part of the shield as well as broadsword flew over. Then after turning Iron Tower into an Undead, Zhao Hai repaired the tower shield as well as the broadsword.
After taking care of these, Zhao Hai withdrew the dark mist surrounding the arena. When the mist dissipated, Zhao Hai saw an indignant crowd. However, he didn’t care as he turned his head towards the referee.
The referee was blankly staring at Zhao Hai. At the same time, he also swept his gaze towards the arena. It’s obvious that he was looking for Iron Tower.
When Zhao Hai saw that the referee didn’t announce anything, he said, “Referee, could you announce the result?”
The referee stared, then he said, “Zhao Hai, where’s your opponent? Why is he not here? Without him here, I cannot announce anything.”
Zhao Hai just met the referee’s response with a smile. This caused the referee to feel uncomfortable. He received a bribe from the Machine Field Army to help Iron Tower. But since the arena was covered, he couldn’t do anything. Therefore, he could only give Zhao Hai a hard time now.
Chapter 1184 – New Rule
Zhao Hai looked at the referee and knew that the man was planning to make things hard for him. This was because there were a lot of instances in this compet.i.tion where the outcome of the fight was unnatural. Therefore, referees were in place to dispute and decide the winner and loser of the match.
If this was other people, then the people on the stands would have berated the referee. But since it was Zhao Hai, n.o.body spoke. They also wanted to know where Iron Tower went.
Zhao Hai looked at the referee, then he smiled faintly and said, “He vanished, is that an issue? Since he’s gone while I stayed, should I be the winner? Why is the referee delaying the result?”
The referee couldn’t help but stare at Zhao Hai’s question. According to the rules of the compet.i.tion, the winner of the compet.i.tion was decided by who remained standing in the arena. Even if Iron Tower wasn’t killed by Zhao Hai, he wasn’t on the arena, so he lost.
The referee was somewhat angry. He looked at Zhao Hai and coldly snorted as he said, “I’m the referee, and this is my requirement.”
Zhao Hai looked at the referee, then he suddenly laughed and said, “Alright, you are the referee. But don’t forget, you’re under the control of the committee. Do you remember what happened to the past members of the committee? Do you understand what I’m saying?”
When the referee heard Zhao Hai, he couldn’t help but stare. Then his expression changed. He really wanted to make things hard for Zhao Hai, but after hearing Zhao Hai, he couldn’t help but hesitate. Just like Zhao Hai said, referees still answer to the committee. When the last committee members tried to suppress the partic.i.p.ants, they were removed. The referee even heard that all of those members had already died, killed by the vengeful small families.
As for the referee, he was just a small element in the compet.i.tion. If he dared to cause trouble this time, he would definitely be killed. Upon thinking about this, the referee shivered inside. At this moment, he wanted to punch himself for accepting the bribe from the Machine Field Army.
The referee was truly in a hard place. One must know that among all of the arenas, Zhao Hai’s arena had the most attention right now. Because of the recent rumors circulating around, everyone’s curiosity was directed at Zhao Hai. All of them wanted to see how strong Zhao Hai really is.
It was because of this that the referee was afraid to make a decision. If he makes it hard for Zhao Hai, then he would be removed as the referee.
At this time, someone from the crowd suddenly shouted, “Zhao Hai, stop talking nonsense. What did you do to deceive Iron Tower? You’re unqualified to be seeded. You took Iron Tower’s spot!”
As soon as this person’s voice was heard, more and more complaints came in. All of these voices hinted that Zhao Hai was very suspicious. Zhao Hai looked at the direction of the voices and knew from Laura and the others that these people had connections to the Machine Field Army. Their complaints cause everyone around them to get agitated. This caused a disturbance in the area.
Zhao Hai wasn’t surprised at all. He looked at everyone and said, “Does everyone really want to see Iron Tower?”
The stands bursted with conversation. Zhao Hai didn’t care, he just smiled and said, “Alright, I’ll let you see Iron Tower.”
Everyone looked at Zhao Hai. They were wondering about what he would do. Will he take out a handful of ash, pick up a stone, or get a lump of charcoal?
Zhao Hai didn’t care about their reaction. He just smiled before waving his hand. A man appeared next to him. This man had green skin. He held a giant tower shield on one hand and then a broadsword on the other. He stood beside Zhao Hai for everyone to see.
All the spectators stared. They didn’t expect Iron Tower to really appear. Moreover, he seems to be intact.
The referee still didn’t know what to do up to this point. So when he saw Iron Tower, he immediately asked, “Iron Tower, where were you? Did you admit defeat?”
Iron Tower didn’t make any noise, he just stayed in place. Zhao Hai suddenly laughed, causing those under the arena to wonder.
Zhao Hai looked at the referee and said, “Mister Referee, you really need to practice your eyesight. At your current level, you shouldn’t be a referee. If a misjudgement happens, things would get serious.”
When the referee heard Zhao Hai, he couldn’t help but gawk. Then he inspected Iron Tower once again. And this time, he discovered an issue, Iron Tower wasn’t breathing.
Even if the referee was an idiot, he would still know what was going on. At the same time, he was shocked by what Zhao Hai did. He actually killed Iron Tower and made him into an Undead.
Zhao Hai looked at the referee. Then he smiled faintly and said, “Mister Referee, can you announce the result now?”
When the referee saw Zhao Hai smile, he felt his heart turn cold. He just found out how ruthless Zhao Hai was. It would be unwise to go against such a person. It wouldn’t be good if he doesn’t declare Zhao Hai a winner. Therefore, he immediately announced, “Zhao Hai is the victor!”
Zhao Hai smiled, then he got down from the arena. Although the arena had stairs designed into it, none of the partic.i.p.ants used it. They would show their magic and just jump down or fly away from the arena. It was rare for people to walk down the stairs like Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai calmly walked down the stairs step by step. Moreover, he didn’t store Iron Tower and just had him follow behind.
As for the people from the Machine Field Army, they were far away from the arena so they weren’t able to see Iron Tower’s appearance. Because of this, one of them shouted, “Why did you announce the winner? Iron Tower is still on the stage!”
The referee wasn’t a fool. He knew who were making the disturbance just now. However, he knew that he couldn’t offend Zhao Hai. Moreover, those sent by the Machine Field Army were idiots. Creating a disturbance at this time wasn’t useful.
The referee gazed coldly at the person on the crowd and said, “Are you blind? Can’t you see that Iron Tower has been turned into Undead? And who are you to judge my decision? Are you the referee?”
As soon as these people heard the referee, they couldn’t help but pause. Then they turned their gazes towards Zhao Hai and then to Iron Tower behind him. It didn’t take long for them to discover that the huge armored man was not breathing.
The area turned silent immediately. Everyone was staring at Iron Tower and Zhao Hai. Even those who were somewhat familiar with Zhao Hai couldn’t help but retreat upon seeing this sight.
Zhao Hai looked at everyone’s reaction and suddenly laughed, then he continued to walk forward. Everyone stared at Zhao Hai’s back and then looked at each other in horror, especially those from the Machine Field Army. They saw that Zhao Hai’s eyes stayed the same, which made everyone even more shocked. Each one of them felt shivers running down their spines.
Zhao Hai quickly met with Xiong Li and the others. Upon seeing Zhao Hai, Xiong Li patted his shoulder as he laughed and said, “Little Hai, good job. Beautiful. Let’s leave this place and have a drink.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright, let’s go have a drink.” The group laughed before they headed out of the stadium. Everyone’s gazes were on them, but they seem to not care at all.
Zhao Hai only put Iron Tower away when they were about to ride the car. Then the group proceeded towards the restaurant. This time, they didn’t go to Delin’s Barbecue, instead they visited a different place. After everyone had placed their orders and had settled down, Sun Fei turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Brother Hai, Second Brother Dongfang said that your match may have been tampered with. He wants us to act on it so that the Machine Field Army wouldn’t pit us against each other. What do you think?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It definitely is the case. But it’s not good to complain against the Machine Field Army right now. We have Iron Tower as a witness. He should be able to know what is going on. When the time comes, he will be a witness against the army. We have to follow the proper procedures. Let’s have our families formally protest against the compet.i.tion. I want to see how these things end.”
Xiong Li’s expression turned ugly, “Hmph. The Machine Field Army should hope that I don’t meet their people. I’ll definitely kill them all.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright. These are struggles of the higher-ups. It’s something we cannot control. Let’s drink! We still have battles tomorrow.” At this time, their dishes and liquor were delivered.
When Zhao Hai returned to the Ashley Family’s building, Cadjo and the others immediately made an official protest. However, Cadjo didn’t target the suspicious drawing of lots. Instead, he complained about Zhao Hai having an unfair referee. This should be enough to keep the Machine Field Army in line.
Also, the Ashley Family weren’t the only ones to issue a protest. The Wu Family, Fire Temple, and Dongfang Yu’s Yan Family also lodged a protest. But instead of the referee, their families targeted the suspicious drawing of compet.i.tors. The protest of these families turned into a very serious matter. It provoked a chain reaction, causing every influence to turn their heads to this matter. Another investigation began.
The Machine Field Army suddenly found themselves playing a dizzy game of chess. The current Machine Field was in a very sensitive state. And during this time, they actually dared to do so many things. They were truly asking for trouble. They immediately made countermeasures but the effect wasn’t great. In the end, the investigation found some clues and these clues were pointed directly at the Machine Field Army.
However, the huge powers knew that this matter couldn’t be made public. If the small powers were to catch wind of it, then the Machine Field would be plunged into chaos once more.
The entire matter caused the Machine Field Army to pay a heavy price. In the end, the matter was successfully suppressed. This also made the Machine Field Army hate the Zhao Hai even more.
After this matter, the committee announces a new rule. To better ensure the fighting prowess of the Machine Field in the upcoming Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion, the seeded partic.i.p.ants would no longer be chosen to fight against each other. This rule would also extend to the top 100 talents in the Machine Field.
This new rule caused waves in the realm. But after being pressed by the three major powers, everything calmed down. At the same time, Zhao Hai and the others felt relieved.
Chapter 1185 – Provocation
Iron Tower died without much attention. And besides a few unlucky referees, almost nothing happened.
The Machine Field just pa.s.sed through a huge chaotic event. They wouldn’t want to enter another one at this time. Whether it be the Machine Field Army, Church Alliance, or the Warrior a.s.sociation, n.o.body wanted to see the Machine Field turn chaotic. Because of this, everyone took a step back. The Machine Field Army was. .h.i.t with light sanctions while the Church Alliance and Warrior a.s.sociation stopped making noise.
But in this small event, the Machine Field Army managed to lose the most. While they were able to keep their five seeded partic.i.p.ants, they didn’t manage to gain anything. On the other hand, they lost a lot due to the penalties. This caused them to hate Zhao Hai even more. After all, he was the reason why their two plans failed.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about this. The Machine Field Army would no longer dare to make a move on him now. If the Machine FIeld Army decided to make another move, then the Church Alliance and the Warrior a.s.sociation would no longer let them off.
If it was a one-on-one fight against either the Church Alliance or the Warrior a.s.sociation, then the Machine Field Army would have no reason to be afraid. However, if the two groups were to work together, then the army would have a hard time. Therefore, they wouldn’t dare to make a move at this time.
Zhao Hai was well aware of these matters. The entire Machine Field had already been mapped by the s.p.a.ce. He can see whatever he wanted to see and there were no equipment nor magic that can stop him. Because of this, he was able to know the decision made by the various powers.
Zhao Hai wasn’t disappointed with the verdict. This was within his expectations. If the Machine Field didn’t do it this way, then that would be very suspicious. After all, these people weren’t idiots. They were still on guard against the Cultivation Realm. The Cultivation Realm had no comments about the Yin Yang Sect’s actions. So if the Machine Field Army suddenly turned chaotic, the Cultivation Realm’s Cultivators would certainly make a move. In this case, all three major powers would suffer the same bad luck. Therefore, they had to find a peaceful way to solve this matter.
But in the end, none of these matters affected Zhao Hai. If he met people from the Machine Field Army, he would still kill them.
Since the Army already hated him, there was no need to curry favor with them. It was better to be ruthless to them since they were already on bad terms. But there was one thing that made Zhao Hai disappointed. He could no longer meet the people from the Machine Field Army who were among the seeded ones as well as those in the top 100.
However, Zhao Hai changed his mind after thinking about it. If he could still meet those from the top 100, then this meant that he might be setup to meet Donfang Yu or Xiong Li. It would be troublesome when that time comes.
Another three days of compet.i.tion pa.s.sed by and the final 100 have already been chosen. And as expected, the 20 seeded partic.i.p.ants were among these 100 people. And at this point, n.o.body dared doubt Zhao Hai’s strength.
After the top 100 were selected, the following event would be the ranking tournament. In this ranking compet.i.tion, no casualties were allowed. If one kills or severely injures someone, then that person would be removed from the top 100. They would then be replaced by those who were close to being in the top 100.
This rule was kept in place in order to protect the top 100 strongest people. This would ensure that the Machine Field would be in its best combat state during the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion.
Zhao Hai had no objection to this new rule. After all, he was now considered to be a partic.i.p.ant of the Machine Field. Moreover, it can be said that the top 100 were the most powerful beginners in the Machine Field in the past five years. Each injury to these 100 people was an injury to the Machine Field’s benefits.
But even if Zhao Hai didn’t object to this rule, this doesn’t mean that he appreciates it. In fact, Zhao Hai despised the rule. This rule was mainly enforced so that the ascenders would work harder for the Machine Field. If they were truly afraid of loss, then they wouldn’t have made such brutal elimination rounds.
Compared to these 100, the 100 thousand partic.i.p.ants should also be paid attention to. Relative to the strength of the Cultivation Realm, the power of these 100 partic.i.p.ants was simply meaningless. On the other hand, if those 100 thousand people were trained well, then they might provide ample strength to the Machine Field.
Naturally, Zhao Hai wouldn’t voice these thoughts for now. Because even if he did, people wouldn’t listen. On the contrary, it would just attract the attention of everyone in the Machine Field. With the Machine Field Army being the main combat arm of the realm, the benefits involved was too great. This cannot be changed in a short time.
While the undercurrents was till surging, the 100 ranking compet.i.tion finally started. This was one of the liveliest days in the stadium. This was because these 100 people represented the strongest beginners in the past 5 years. And this ranking compet.i.tion would decide on who the strongest one of them was.
People seem to be born with a hint of compet.i.tive spirit. This was more evident in this ranking compet.i.tion, which ignited the enthusiasm within everyone. This caused the ranking tournament to be the liveliest part of the realm qualifier.
Most importantly, the top 100 ranking tournament would be broadcasted to the realm. This was because there wouldn’t be a lot of b.l.o.o.d.y accidents that would happen. This would allow the majority of people to be able to watch it.
Not far from the arena, the 100 strongest partic.i.p.ants were a.s.signed their own special seats. Xiong Li, Zhao Hai, and the others were sitting together. Xiong Li turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, are you excited to face Streep and the others?”
Zhao Hai just smiled and said, “Not really. What I want to fight are those from the other realms. Fighting Streep and the others is simply useless.”
Xiong Li glared at Zhao Hai and said, “Get out. Are you saying that you aren’t taking us seriously? But since you’re powerful, then you might as well help us when we face the other realms.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly, then he turned to look at Dongfang Yu. Seeing Zhao Hai, Dongfang Yu smiled and said, “The Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion starts just like the realm qualifiers. It would also start with an elimination round. But this time, the scale is much smaller. After all, each realm could only have 100 partic.i.p.ants each. Generally, they would find a place and then give each person a number plate. Then the partic.i.p.ants would s.n.a.t.c.h each other’s number plates. These number plates would decide the seeded partic.i.p.ants of the compet.i.tion. Those who reached the top ten would be seeded while the others would become ordinary partic.i.p.ants. Seeded partic.i.p.ants would be exempted from the first and second round of the compet.i.tion, they would enter in the third. The first two rounds would be the elimination battles while the third round is the battle for points. And the one with the most points wins the first place.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “And those placed beyond 100 would also be ranked?”
Donfang Yu nodded and said, “Right. Everyone from the first to the 600th will be ranked. From 600-500th position, they would obtain some consolation prizes like weapons as well as pieces of precious ores, herbal medicines, and so on. 500-400th position would obtain ten of these items, 400-300 will get 50 precious items, 300-200 will get the rights to some mines. The prize gets more valuable as the rank gets higher. Naturally, the most valuable prizes belonged to those ranked 100 and higher. These rewards include mineral rich planets, and things of equal or greater value. However, it must be said that the most money one could make in the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion wasn’t in these prizes. Instead, it was from betting!”
Zhao Hai gawked and asked, “Betting?”
Dongfang Yu nodded and said, “Yes. There’s a huge gambling scene whenever the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion draws near. Some of these gambling centers offer their services to individual bets. They would bet on players and see how long they could last. Naturally, the odds for each partic.i.p.ant is different. There’s also gambling for major powers. A group from the Machine Field, say the Ashley Family, could send a representative to bet using some planetary resources or other valuable items. If they win, then they would gain a lot. Actually, we, the top 100, already have some bets placed on us.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “So it’s like that. Interesting. It seems like the other realms are going to bleed a lot this time.”
Dongfang Yu understood what Zhao Hai wanted to say. He looked at Zhao Hai and couldn’t help but gently shake his head. He really didn’t know where Zhao Hai got his confidence. Although he knew that Zhao Hai could almost dominate the Machine Field qualifiers, it was a different story when it comes to the experts from the other realms. The other 5 realms were on a completely different level compared to the experts of the Machine Field.
At this time, the computer had made its pick. Zhao Hai looked at the display to see who the two compet.i.tors were. One of them was a seeded partic.i.p.ant from the Machine Field army. While the other person wasn’t seeded, he was still a level 4 expert. In fact, almost all of the top 100 partic.i.p.ants were level 4.
The sight of so many level 4 experts was also the reason why Zhao Hai believed that the Mages and Warriors could have the power to fight those in the other realms. With 4 years of practice on average, these people were able to reach level 4. If they kept practicing in optimum conditions, then who knows what they can achieve.
It’s just a pity that nearly a hundred thousand Ascenders had either been killed or crippled with no hopes of recovering.
With this thought in mind, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but feel anger deep in his heart. This was a complete suppression of the Ascenders by the Machine Field Natives. And since the Ascenders were the minority, they simply had no way to rebel.
At this moment, the fight had begun. The seeded partic.i.p.ant from the Machine Field Army was a Warrior who had a long spear his hand. He was nicknamed Iron Lancer!
The reason why he was called this name was because he was a rare cavalry Warrior!
And since Iron Lancer was a cavalry warrior, he also had his mount from the lower realm. This magic beast was a special species of horse that had formidable strength. Iron Lancer’s strength as well as his mount made him a famous expert in the Machine Field army, which allowed him to be selected as one of the seeded partic.i.p.ants in this compet.i.tion.
In the previous matches, Zhao Hai was able to see Iron Lancer’s strength. He looked formidable, especially when he was on top of his mount. The mount wasn’t any worse than magic beasts from the Machine Field. The result of the coordination between beast and man was more than adding the two together.
Iron Lancer’s opponent was a Mage. This Mage was wearing dark robes, it seems like he was a Dark Mage. The Mage was thin, almost as though he was a skeleton. From what Zhao Hai saw in the previous battles, this Dark Mage specializes in summons. He could use 100-layer formations that could summon dark creatures to fight for him. His strength was also very formidable.
The current arena was now 500 meters long and 200 meters wide. This way, everyone could exert their full strength.
Iron Lancer and the Dark Mage were now about 300 meters away from each other. Iron Lancer was already on top of his mount. His mount looked very special. It had a horn on its head, a long and black body covered in scales, hooks on its tail, and fangs in its mouth. It doesn’t look like a horse, more like a wolf-horse hybrid.
When the signal to begin the fight was heard, Iron Lancer immediately held his lance and pointed it towards the Dark Mage. Then he tapped his horse’s belly twice with his foot, causing him to careen towards the Dark Mage.
At the same time, the Dark Mage held his hands to release a layered formation. Then in front of him, a giant wolf immediately appeared. This giant wolf wasn’t any smaller than Iron Lancer’s mount. Seeing the enemy, the giant wolf roared and charged.
After releasing the giant wolf, the Dark Mage quickly retreated. Simultaneously, he also waved his hand as he mumbled. Another magic formation appeared, this time it was a 30-layer formation. A rhinoceros appeared from this formation. However, the rhinoceros didn’t immediately charge towards Iron Lancer. Instead, it stood before the Dark Mage, acting as a hulking shield.
When the Dark Mage was about to chant another incantation, Iron Lancer had already dealt with the giant wolf. Iron Lancer waved his lance and then sent sword qi towards the rhinoceros. The rhino roared and released a dark shield to cover itself. And at the same time, it lowered its head and charged towards Iron Lancer.
But at this moment, Iron Lancer clamped his mount with his two legs, causing the horse to neigh and leap. It caused Iron Lancer to vault over the rhino and appear directly in front of the Dark Mage. The Dark Mage didn’t move. This was because Iron Lancer’s lance was already pointed at his throat. The Dark Mage was defeated.
After defeating the Dark Mage, Iron Lancer withdrew his weapon and then turned his gazes towards the stands. n.o.body knew who he was staring at except for Zhao Hai. Iron Lancer was looking straight into Zhao Hai with a heavy look of provocation.