Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1213
Chapter 1213 – Spirit Root Union
“Spirit Root has unified with the Hundred Spirits Tree. Hundred Spirit Tree has leveled up. Because the Hundred Spirits Tree is originally a spirit tree, after unifying with the spirit root, the Hundred Spirits Tree will slowly transform into a Primal Universe Spirit Tree. Every hundred years, the tree will produce 100 fruits. Once these fruits fall down, the biggest fruit will continue developing in the universe. Planetoids may be occupied by people, can be planted on, and has mineral resources. The remaining 99 fruits can recognize owners and become spatial equipment.”
When Zhao Hai heard the prompt, he was too shocked to cheer out loud. Formidable, too formidable. He didn’t think the spirit root would fuse with the Hundred Spirits Tree.
Naturally, this wasn’t the best outcome. The best would be the Hundred Spirits Tree turning into a planet itself. Then it could grow on its own since it was still a plant.
Laura and the others were also very happy. The s.p.a.ce’s progression this time was too formidable. Not only had the s.p.a.ce obtained numerous upgrades, Zhao Hai’s strength has also increased. This was very important for their future.
Now that the s.p.a.ce had leveled up, its functions have been upgraded. Zhao Hai had yet to understand all that happened in the s.p.a.ce, so he didn’t worry too much about it. He didn’t try his strength either. He was working with Cai’er to look at the changes that happened in the s.p.a.ce.
The s.p.a.ce’s upgrade this time was a comprehensive improvement. Therefore, the functions inside as well as Zhao Hai’s strength had been improved. In the past, when Zhao Hai used Liquid Silver, it would take some time for him to cast 1000 and 10,000-layer formations. This wasn’t very useful for actual combat.
But now it was different. After obtaining new strength, Zhao Hai can now use 10,000-layer formations with ease. Although he was unable to use 100,000-layer formations instantaneously, Zhao Hai believes that it wouldn’t take long before he could do it. After all, the spiritual qi inside the s.p.a.ce would allow him to practice twice as much with only half the effort.
If he used the entire might of Liquid SIlver, then Zhao Hai would be able to use 300,000-layer formations. With this strength, even if he wasn’t the strongest person in the Machine Field, he would still be able to contend against Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators.
Zhao Hai was now very confident, but he didn’t become complacent. He knew that there was still room for him to improve. After all, he could still absorb more astral qi into his body. This would elevate his strength once more.
He had already absorbed astral qi before, moreover, he had digested astral qi into his own energy. Now that the s.p.a.ce leveled up and gave him a promotion in strength, Zhao Hai’s energy levels were more powerful than before. Because of this, Zhao Hai would still need some time before he could saturate his body with astral qi once more.
Besides Zhao Hai’s personal promotion in strength, the Undead had also gotten much stronger. The s.p.a.ce had improved a lot of things, naturally the Undead weren’t absent from getting the benefits.
In the past, if we evaluate the Undead using the Machine Field’s metric, then they would have level 9 Apprentice strength. But now it was different. The Undead were now level 3. Such strength was already comparable to the newcomers of the past five years.
Besides the promotion of the Undead, the golden combat suits as well as the beast bone combat suits were also improved. Whether it be attack or defense, both were increased by five times. They can now be used in the World of Cultivation.
But what made Zhao Hai happy the most were the mineral ores in the s.p.a.ce. Besides becoming mineral veins, they could now autonomously grow. In other words, the s.p.a.ce would produce mineral veins for every ore that was taken to the s.p.a.ce. Moreover, these veins would grow over time, just like a tree would. For Zhao Hai, this was very important.
Why were there so many disputes in the World of Cultivation? In one word, it’s resources. Resources were the essence of cultivation. If one wanted to be immortal, then they would need resources to support them on this path. Not a lot of people could succeed by just cultivating closed door all the time.
Mineral resources were one of the main things that were heavily competed on. This was because resources in the World of Cultivation don’t replenish themselves like in the s.p.a.ce. When it’s gone it was gone. And pract.i.tioners needed a lot of different minerals. Whether it was making weapons or defensive equipment, mineral ores were inseparable from these processes. This was especially true for precious ores.
The Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion had mineral ores as rewards. One could see from this point how important ores were.
There were three things that were heavily competed on in the World of Cultivation. It was spirit medicine, mineral ores, and spirit veins. There was nothing much to say about spirit medicines. They could heal wounds and allow people to break through bottlenecks. Everyone needs spirit medicines. Mineral ores were more important. They were needed in making good weapons and defensive equipment. And one could get a lot of crystal stones by trading them. The most important of the three were spirit veins. The stronger a spirit vein in an area was, the better its effects on cultivation would be.
The best spirit veins in the Cultivation Realm were controlled by huge sects. The places where small sects situated themselves in were small veins. The density of spiritual qi in those places wasn’t that much.
Although the concentration of spiritual qi inside Zhao Hai’s s.p.a.ce couldn’t compared to high-level spirit veins, it was still much stronger than ordinary spirit veins. Zhao Hai didn’t lack spirit medicines nor was he short on mineral ores. It can be said that with this upgrade, the s.p.a.ce was now a perfect place for cultivation. This was why it was very important for Zhao Hai.
After staying inside the s.p.a.ce the entire evening, Zhao Hai refreshingly went out of the s.p.a.ce in the morning. Although Zhao Hai hasn’t been able to rest much last night, he was not tired. Conversely, because of the s.p.a.ce’s upgrade, he had more energy than the day before.
Xiong Li and the others had also got up at this time. The group were all in good spirits. Although they had drunk a lot of liquor, the liquor wasn’t that strong to knock them out. Therefore, everyone was full of energy and weren’t hungover.
When the group saw Zhao Hai, they immediately welcomed him. Li Kuangren laughed and said, “Yesterday was the best time I had while drinking. Little Hai, do you want to head out and take a stroll?”
Although Zhao Hai was thinking about heading out, he shook his head in the end and said, “Let’s not. We just killed a core disciple of the Seamount Faction yesterday. The Seamount Faction would certainly look for trouble if we went out. Let’s stay here instead of being plotted against.”
Li Kuangren nodded. At this time, Xiong Li opened his mouth and said, “I can’t head out as well. The family said that they would deliver my weapon today. Little Hai, I’ll have to depend on you when it arrives.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry about it. I’ll make sure that you’ll be satisfied with the result. Little Fei, I’ll give this to you first. These are formation sets that I had researched. They should be good for you.”
After he said that, Zhao Hai handed a card over to Sun Fei. Stored in this card were several magic formation sets. The sets spanned from 10-layers to 50-layers. They were appropriate for Sun Fei’s uses.
Sun Fei excitedly received the card before connecting it to his wrist computer. Zhao Hai looked at him and said, “Alright, go back to your room and read them. In any case, we won’t be heading out today.” Then with a nod, Sun Fei quickly ran to his room.
Dongfang Yu looked at Sun Fei with envy, then he sighed and said, “Now I’m the only one left without any benefits. Little Hai, that’s not good. You need to prepare something for me. Or else I won’t forgive you.”
Zhao Hai laughed and said, “Alright, while I’m refining Boss Xiong’s hammer, I’ll make sure to make you something as well.”
Dongfang Yu gave a satisfied nod. They didn’t ask Zhao Hai what he would do to Xiong Li’s hammer. Although they were good friends, they knew that each one of them had their own secrets.
Zhao Hai and the others were in very good terms. Additionally, their temperaments matched very well with each other. All of them had already treated Zhao Hai like their own brother. Naturally, they wouldn’t ask him about things and just believed in him.
Zhao Hai also wanted to prepare one or two weapons for Dongfang Yu. One reason why Cultivators were very strong was their myriad of magical artifacts. During a fight, a Cultivator could literally flood their enemies to death using these items. These magical artifacts also provided them with a lot of patterns to attack.
On the other hand, due to the lack of resources, the Machine Field was limited in their items. Most pract.i.tioners in the Machine Field would only have one weapon and a set of techniques to complement it. Seeing from this point, it was no wonder that they were inferior to the Cultivators.
Zhao Hai wanted to change this situation. He can now make simple magic items. But with the methods of the Machine Field, they wouldn’t be able to use these items in the real world. Therefore, Zhao Hai wanted to make weapons that Dongfang Yu and the others could use.
On a certain degree, magic items weren’t inferior to the Cultivation Realm’s magical artifacts. This was especially true for low-level pract.i.tioners. Low-level pract.i.tioners often had very few items on hand since they couldn’t use high-level items. And in terms of low-level items, the gap between the Machine Field and the Cultivation Realm wasn’t that far.
Take Dongfang Yu as an example. His only weapon was his fire dragon sword. If he had a shield for defense, then it would be able to play a crucial role at a critical time.
In addition to the shield, there were also other useful weapons. For example, a few people in the World of Cultivation still used bows and arrows. But this doesn’t mean that this was a bad choice.
Chapter 1214 – Bow and Arrow
The bow and arrow, this was a weapon that was universally used in the lower realms. However, this was a weapon that almost n.o.body used in the World of Cultivation. This was because in the eyes of the pract.i.tioners, the bow and arrow was a weak weapon.
The bow and arrow cannot be used by Mages. As for Warriors, they already had their sword qi. Moreover, as Warriors gets stronger, the range of their attacks would go beyond the range of bows and arrows. Because of this, n.o.body used bows and arrows in the Machine Field.
Not to mention the Cultivation Realm. Even the lowest level of artifacts in the Cultivation Realm can fly out to attack the enemy. Also, once the weapon flew up, they could be controlled using spiritual force. Compared to the fixed flight of a bow and arrow, this method was evidently stronger.
Due to all of these reasons, almost n.o.body used bows and arrows in the World of Cultivation. One couldn’t even see a shadow of this weapon anywhere.
But why was it ‘almost’, why not perfectly? This was because there were still people in the World of Cultivation that used bows and arrows. Moreover, these people belong to a quite powerful sect.
The Cultivation Realm had a sect called the Shooting Sun Sect. This was a sect that specialized in the use of bows and arrows. Their bows and arrows were specially made. It can be said that their bow and the arrow were two separate weapons. One could be used without the other.
The method of manufacturing for this unique style of bow and arrow wasn’t released to the public. Moreover, only a select few in the Shooting Sun sect knew how to do it. But one shouldn’t underestimate the Shooting Sun Sect. The fighting strength of their Core Disciples is astonishing. In the Cultivation Realm’s partic.i.p.ants in the compet.i.tion, the third strongest beginner was someone from the Shooting Sun Sect.
The reason why Zhao Hai wanted Dongfang Yu to used a bow and arrow was because of the weapon shattering property that he just discovered.
Weapon shattering was used by Mechs. It’s purpose was to destroy the armor and weapons of the enemy. This was an effect that was heavily reliant on energy to support it. Zhao Hai saw how strong a Warrior’s energy can be. Therefore, he planned to make a set of bows and arrows that had the property of weapon shattering.
Naturally, it was impossible for normal people to use these bows and arrows immediately. Using this weapon requires time and practice.
However, one shouldn’t forget that Dongfang Yu and the others were ascendants from the Lower Realms. Moreover, their formidable weapons required the eyesight and arm strength that bows and arrows also need. Also, Zhao Hai wasn’t making them switch to using bows and arrows. Instead, he wanted them to use it as a secondary weapon. In this case, it wouldn’t be a problem for Dongfang Yu and the others to use bows and arrows.
On each arrow, Zhao Hai placed weapon shattering formations, energy storing formations, and other supplementary formations. The arrows would have energy stores inside them that would only be activated during flight. The energy inside each arrow was enough for one activation of weapon shattering.
In essence, arrows were consumables. Therefore, not much energy was needed to be stored inside. Moreover, Zhao Hai also included an explosion formation in the arrows. This way, after the arrow uses weapon shattering, it would also explode.
These ideas made Zhao Hai prepare bows and arrows for Dongfang Yu and the others to use. He believes that it would improve their combat strength by quite a margin.
The attacking strength of bows and arrows wasn’t that far behind sword qi. But compared to energy use, the consumption of using arrows can be said to be negligible.
Besides bows and arrows, Zhao Hai also made shields. These shields had protection formations inside that could block any Foundation Establishment level attacks.
The reason why Zhao Hai prepared these things was to enhance the strength of his brothers. This way, they would have a much greater chance in surviving later on.
The people of the Cultivation Realm weren’t a friendly bunch. If there was an opportunity, they would no doubt kill anyone from the Machine Field. During the elimination round, Zhao Hai could team up with Xiong Li and the others to ensure their safety. But after that, during the arena matches, n.o.body can say what would happen. Therefore, Zhao Hai hoped that Dongfang Yu and the others would become stronger. Even if they couldn’t win against their opponent, they should at least be able to preserve their lives.
The group continued to chat as they sat by the stone table. The other partic.i.p.ants from the Machine Field looked at them with envious gazes. Of the top 100 partic.i.p.ants from the Machine Field, only a few of them were from the same faction. Because of this, most of the partic.i.p.ants weren’t familiar with each other. Some even had enmity with another. It was very rare to see a scene similar to what Zhao Hai and the others had.
These people knew that making friends was very important for the upcoming elimination round. However, they wouldn’t dare make friends that recklessly. This was because they still didn’t know whether the others had any ulterior motives or not. If the other party used you and then stabs you in the back during critical moments, then their deaths would be unjust. Therefore, they could only stare at Zhao Hai and the others with envy.
As the group chatted, another party walked in from the outside. When Xiong Li saw them, he immediately stood up and said, “The people from my family have arrived.”
After he said that, Xiong Li immediately stepped forward to meet the one leading the group. Then he bowed and said, “Camp Lord, why did you come here personally?” It was clear that this Camp Lord was favoring Xiong Li, he smiled and answered, “It’s all paid for by the family, so how could I miss it? Here, this is your new weapon. Try to see if it fits you well.” then as he said that, the Camp Lord took out a pair of chained hammers from his spatial equipment.
At this time, Zhao Hai and the others had stepped forward to salute the person. While he was giving his greetings, Zhao Hai was also sizing up this Camp Lord from the Wu Family. He had an appearance of a Warrior and was wearing very ordinary clothing. One couldn’t see anything noteworthy about him. However, Zhao Hai could see that his strength was at least level 6. This was a true expert of the Machine Field.
This person wasn’t tall and had a face that was indistinguishable from others. If not for Xiong Li calling him Camp Lord, then Zhao Hai and the others wouldn’t have known that he was a Camp Lord of the Wu Family.
The Camp Lord was also sizing up Zhao Hai and the others. Seeing these group of youngsters giving him a salute, he returned the greeting. Then he turned to look at Zhao Hai as he chuckled and said, “Zhao Hai, the Machine Field’s champion. I just heard about what happened yesterday from Ma Rulong. I must say, that was fantastic, good job. Make sure to show everyone the might of the Machine Field.” Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Thank you Camp Lord. This Zhao Hai will certainly work hard.”
At this time, Xiong Li has taken up his hammers. To be honest, he didn’t really care about their quality. Zhao Hai had given him word that he would reforge them. Therefore, when he took the two hammers, he pretended to be satisfied as he nodded and said, “Good, very good. Thank you, Camp Lord.”
The Camp Lord smiled faintly then he said, “You’re welcome. Right, where’s your previous weapon? The family told me to take it back.” Xiong Li nodded, then he handed over his original chained hammers. The Camp Lord exchanged a few more words with Xiong Li before turning around and leaving.
Seeing that the Camp Lord had left, Xiong Li quickly turned towards Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai smiled faintly and then whispered, “Hand it over to me tonight. It’ll be too eye catching if you give it to me immediately.” Xiong Li nodded before putting his hammers inside his spatial equipment. This action caused everyone in the courtyard to be stunned. This was because Xiong Li never puts his hammers away. He would always hang them by his waist.
When Zhao Hai saw Xiong Li’s action, he couldn’t help but smile. Xiong Li was truly smart. Zhao Hai’s refining of Xiong Li’s hammer wasn’t a matter of minutes, but days. Xiong Li couldn’t hang his hammers by his waist during that time. If Xiong Li didn’t do anything, then people would get suspicious. Now that Xiong Li placed his hammers inside his spatial equipment, even if it was strange, when Zhao Hai closes up, people wouldn’t put the two matters together.
Sun Fei was still inside his room busily studying Zhao Hai’s formation sets. He would have his meals delivered to his room.
Zhao Hai didn’t say anything regarding this situation. It was also good that Sun Fei was working hard. At this time, Zhao Hai hoped that Sun Fei can learn a formation or two before the compet.i.tion begins. This way, his a.r.s.enal of formations would increase, allowing him greater chances of survival.
The day quickly pa.s.sed. In the evening, Xiong Li and the others went to Zhao Hai’s room to drink again. However, they didn’t drink much that night. They were just there mainly for Xiong Li to leave his hammer.
After Xiong Li handed his hammer over, the group drank for a while before they returned to their rooms. At the same time, Zhao Hai returned to the s.p.a.ce, it was time for him to be closing up.
Zhao Hai already thought about which formations to place inside Xiong Li’s hammers. After returning to the s.p.a.ce, he first used the Universal Processing Machine to turn Xiong Li’s hammers back into raw materials. Then according to the data produced, he could remake the hammers anew.
But what Zhao Hai didn’t expect was that in the process of reconstructing Xiong Li’s hammer, the s.p.a.ce would gain new metallic materials. Because of this, the s.p.a.ce produced mineral veins for each material found. This caused Zhao Hai to be very surprised.
After taking care of Xiong Li’s hammer, Zhao Hai proceeded to the manufacturing of the bows, arrows, and shields. The bows were quite hard to manufacture, they were very demanding when it came to materials. However, arrows were relatively simpler.
Fortunately, Zhao Hai had plenty of materials inside the s.p.a.ce. And with the help of the processing machine, making the bows and arrows became easy.
The next step was the manufacturing of the shields. Requirements for making the shields were also very high. The main reason for this was because it needed a lot of formations in order for its defensive capabilities to be good enough.
Zhao Hai didn’t add any counter-attack formations to the shields. In Zhao Hai’s view, there was no need for such things. Shields should focus on being as defensive as possible. Bows and arrows were present, so counter-attacking shields weren’t needed.
There were ten processing machines in Zhao Hai’s s.p.a.ce. Although the quant.i.ty didn’t increase during the recent level up, the speed of each machine had increased. Even Xiong Li’s hammers wouldn’t take a long time to make. Moreover, the quality was much better than before.
Chapter 1215 – The Dense But Also Sensitive Li Kuangren
After cultivating for three days in the yellowsand planet inside the s.p.a.ce, Zhao Hai went out. What came out with him was a pile of things. There were three bows as well as about 1000 arrows. There were also four shields as well as Xiong Li’s hammer.
Although Ma Rulong was somewhat puzzled that Zhao Hai was closing up, he didn’t say anything. It was well known that Zhao Hai liked to seclude himself. He had secluded himself a lot of times back when he was in the Ashley Family. The time he spent outside was very short. If he wasn’t doing missions or partic.i.p.ating in compet.i.tions, Zhao Hai would spend most of his time closing up. This caused everyone to be very curious about him.
Xiong Li and the others were still guarding the door into Zhao Hai’s room and wouldn’t let anyone approach. Everyone had already been used to this. While the brothers were chatting, the door to Zhao Hai’s room opened. Zhao Hai was there smiling faintly like before.
Upon seeing Zhao Hai, Xiong Li’s eyes couldn’t help but light up. Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Come in.” Xiong Li and the others immediately entered the room.
Zhao Hai waved his hand and took out Xiong Li’s hammers. As he gave them to Xiong Li, he said, “Boss Xiong, give it a try. I installed 80 formations inside. Naturally, there’s weapon shattering as well.”
Xiong Li anxiously nodded with excitement. He took the hammers and then gave it a couple of waves before he nodded with satisfaction. After that, Zhao Hai took out a shield and then said, “Try it out.”
This shield wasn’t the one he prepared for Xiong Li and the others. Xiong Li didn’t hesitate as he hit the shield with his hammer. It didn’t take long before the shield exploded and turned into dust. Xiong Li became even more satisfied with the result.
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “In addition to its original formations, I also added the weapon shattering formation. At the same time, I added a defense strengthening formation to your chains. There’s also an energy storage formation added, this way, even if you use your hammer as a projectile, it could still inflict weapon shattering.”
Xiong Li laughed as he waved his hammer a few more times. Then after putting his hammers away he hugged Zhao Hai and said, “Thank you for the hammers, Little Hai. This will increase my combat ability by at least three layers.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and then said, “Right, I have other things to give you.” After he said that, he took out the bows and arrows that he made. Xiong Li and the others could only stare at what they saw. They were all looking puzzled as they looked at Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai proceeded to explain the use of these bows and arrows. Xiong Li and the others were pleasantly surprised. Just like what Zhao Hai thought, XIong Li and the others were very familiar with bows and arrows. They had used it in some manner back in the lower realms. Xiong Li and the others immediately received their bows and arrows. They didn’t even need to try them out.
After that, Zhao Hai took out a few shields. These several hundred shields weren’t only for Warriors like Xiong Li, some were for Sun Fei as well. Once he had handed out the shields to everyone, Zhao Hai said, “I also added weapon shattering to these shields. The property of weapon shattering cannot only be used for offense, it’s effective for defense as well. It’s vibration would cause the enemy’s energy to dissipate, allowing the shield to block the attack better. These shields can only block one full strike from someone like Li Chuchen. Therefore, be careful when using them.”
Xiong Li and the others nodded. Then Zhao Hai turned to Sun Fei and said, “Little Fei, how is your research on magic formations doing?”
With shining eyes, Sun Fei replied, “I understood several formations. Brother Hai, you’re really great. When I experimented, the magic formations have truly marvelous effects. They may look similar to ordinary formations, but their effects are three layers above. It’s mystical.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he patted Sun Fei’s shoulder and said, “Use the remaining time to study more formations. If your mastery gets higher, I can teach you more magic formation sets. I can even teach you the weapon shattering formation.”
When he heard Zhao Hai, Sun Fei’s eyes lit up. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Brother Hai, do you mean?”
Zhao Hai nodded, “What I mean is if your mastery goes higher, I can give you the weapon shattering formation. Think about a fireball with weapon shattering. What would that look like.”
Sun Fei repeatedly nodded, yearning could be seen in his eyes. Zhao Hai looked at him and said, “Don’t think about it too much. Focus on practicing. With your current spiritual force, there’s no way for you to use weapon shattering. Even I need to exert effort in order to use it.”
Sun Fei nodded, “Brother Hai, rest a.s.sured, I will work hard.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then after the group sat down, he said, “Now that we’re in the Cultivation Realm, we have no place to spar in. Even if there is, we still can’t go since the Cultivators could spy on us. The best opportunity to practice the bows and arrows is right in the elimination round. I don’t want to offend you, but your present strength is still far off compared to the Cultivators. The bows and arrows that I gave you isn’t for defeating your opponents rather it’s for you to protect yourself. The Cultivators wouldn’t be holding back, and I need you all to survive. Let’s wait a couple of years before coming back to clean them all up.”
Xiong Li and the others nodded. They didn’t feel that they were great just because Zhao Hai managed to kill Gongsun Zheng. Zhao Hai effortlessly beat his opponents in the realm qualifiers. This fully explained how strong Zhao Hai was. Although he had ascended for less than a year’s time, Xiong Li and the others had already recognized him as the core of their group.
Although Zhao Hai’s words weren’t pleasant to hear, Xiong Li and the others weren’t fools. They knew the strength of the Cultivation Realm. They weren’t even a match against Gongsun Zheng, not to say about the others higher ranked than him.
The fight between Zhao Hai and Gongsun Zheng might look very relaxed, but this was only because Zhao Hai was using light element magic which happens to restrain ghosts. Moreover, Zhao Hai could cast 50 and 100-layer formations easily. This made it possible for Zhao Hai to eliminate Gongsun Zheng in a swift manner. If it was Xiong Li and the others, then they wouldn’t have as good of a fighting chance as Zhao Hai.
Sun Fei was a Mage, so he was the one who was most aware about Zhao Hai’s strength. Even if the two of them were level 4 Mages, only Zhao Hai was able to effortlessly cast 100-layer formations.
After seeing the others nod, Zhao Hai added, “After the compet.i.tion, I’ll go and find ourselves a base. There, we brothers can practice together. If we head back to the Machine Field, then we’ll just be going back to being workhorses.” Upon listening to Zhao Hai, Xiong Li and the others stared. Then their eyes turned bright before their eyebrows knit themselves in.
To be honest, Zhao Hai’s proposal was very good. However, they didn’t have much confidence in Zhao Hai. In their minds, Zhao Hai might be strong, but not enough to take on the entire Machine Field.
Upon seeing their reactions, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I didn’t say that we would separate from the Machine Field, or treat them as an enemy. I just want us to have a place where we could live independently. I believe this wouldn’t be difficult to do.” Xiong Li nodded, “Of course, that wouldn’t be difficult. There are a lot of experts in the Machine Field that took in asteroids or meteorites as bases, living in relative independence. With Little Hai’s current strength, it’s possible for us to be allowed to do that. If we can get good rankings, I reckon they wouldn’t stop us.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright, then that’s settled. I will definitely get a good ranking. When the time comes, we would have our own place and can do whatever we want.”
Xiong Li and the others let out a long breath filled with yearning. To be honest, although their families had attached great importance to them, this didn’t make them feel good. They wanted to be independent and free.
Suddenly, Li Kuangren said, “Little Hai, have you discussed this with Margaret? To be honest, women like Margaret are very hard to find. You should treasure her opinion. If she opposes this, what would you do?”
Zhao Hai didn’t expect Li Kuangren to say such words. He seemed like a dense person, but he actually had a sensitive side. Being able to think about this thing meant that he was quite the sentimental person.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry about it Third Brother. I already told Margaret about this and she agreed to it. In fact, her relationship with the Ashley Family wasn’t that good because of her mother. She had been independent from a very young age. She agrees to this decision as long as I lend the Ashley Family a hand during times of crisis.”
Li Kuangren made a sigh of relief before he looked at Zhao Hai with envy and said, “You’re a lucky kid to meet a good woman like Margaret. Well, it’s good that Margaret agrees. Otherwise, I don’t think we can continue. If you quarrel with Margaret, then I think we would all feel restless.” Xiong Li nodded and said, “Right, what Third Brother said is correct. If this makes your relationship with Margaret unpleasant, then I don’t think anyone here would feel great.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Be relieved, Margaret agrees. Right, all of you should use the rest of the days to practice. Use these potions to practice. This will allow you to improve your strength. In any case, we can’t head out now. We might as well use the time to practice.”
As he said that, Zhao Hai took out several bottles of potions. The Machine Field’s medicines were different to the Cultivation Realm’s. In the Machine Field, medicines came in liquid form while the Cultivation Realm had medicinal pills. Pills were more convenient to carry. And when it came to effects, they were much better compared to the Machine Field’s potions. This was mainly because the Cultivation Realm had much better materials than the Machine Field.
Each large sect in the Cultivation Realm had its own medicinal garden. Moreover, these gardens were divided into ordinary gardens and advanced-level gardens. Planted inside ordinary gardens were the ordinary herbs that doesn’t take a long time to mature. As for the advanced-level gardens, they had the more valuable herbs planted in. Their maturity time was a very long time. There were some herbs that required several hundred years while some were over a thousand. These kinds of valuable herbs couldn’t be found in the Machine Field.
The major sects of the Cultivation Realm existed for tens of thousands of years. With their deep foundation, it was no wonder that they would have high-level medicinal gardens. Others simply couldn’t compare.
Because of such medicinal gardens, pills in the Cultivation Realm were much better compared to the Machine Field’s potions. However, this didn’t mean that potions didn’t have an advantage. Since potions were in liquid form, they were easier to absorb and were thus faster in its effects.
However, the Machine Field didn’t have a lot of variety when it comes to potions. It was very different compared to the Cultivation Realm where each sect had their own pill formulas. In the Machine Field, not a lot of people could use potions to help with their cultivation. Moreover, these potions were very precious, ordinary people could never get ahold of them.
The bottles that Zhao Hai took out weren’t small. Each bottle had about five jin(2.5kg) of liquid inside. Seeing the contents of each bottle, Xiong Li and the others couldn’t help but get startled.
Seeing these huge bottles, Xiong Li suddenly said, “It seems like I need to take a walk in the Wu Family more often. If I also get a young miss as a wife, then maybe I can drink these potions as water.”
Xiong Li’s remark caused Li Kuangren and the others to laugh. But all of them knew that Zhao Hai didn’t get these potions through Margaret. After getting to know Zhao Hai for the past few days, they knew that he wasn’t that kind of person.
Although they made their own comments, the brothers weren’t too polite. All of them took one bottle and then left. With their current relationship with Zhao Hai, politeness was no longer needed. Instead, being overly polite would just make the situation awkward.
After the others left, Zhao Hai went out of his room and found a team leader in the courtyard. He told the team leader that they were going to be closing up for a while, and that n.o.body should disturb them.
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, the team leader couldn’t help but look at him as though he was a monster. However, the team leader didn’t say anything and just nodded.
Zhao Hai didn’t bother to think about what the team leader thought. When he returned to his own room, he locked the door and then entered the s.p.a.ce. Although he had been practicing in the yellowsand environment for the past three days, he had yet to saturate his body with astral qi. He still needed some time to finish his practice. Zhao Hai believed that as long as his body gets saturated with astral qi once more, then his strength would skyrocket.
Zhao Hai didn’t dare to underestimate the Cultivators. Even if he had gotten stronger recently, he didn’t let his guard down. This was because the methods of the Cultivators were still too mysterious for the Machine Field. One wouldn’t know what secret techniques a Cultivator might have. Zhao Hai didn’t want to reveal his cards too soon. After all, he still needs to compete for the top spot in the compet.i.tion.
Chapter 1216 – Devil Planet Fabio
Time pa.s.sed unknowingly and more than half a month had pa.s.sed. During this half month, Streep and the others discovered something strange, it seems like Zhao Hai’s group had secluded themselves as if they had an agreement.
They felt strange about Xiong Li and the others’ seclusion. To be honest, even if the Cultivation Realm had a different density of spiritual qi compared to the Machine Field, it only took two days to get used to it. There was no need to close up in order to adapt.
To be honest, this courtyard wasn’t suitable for cultivation Moreover, they didn’t close up until a few days after arriving here. This was a very strange action for the others.
It wasn’t only Streep and the others, Ma Rulong was the same. However, Ma Rulong was relieved. Although the Seamount Faction no longer came looking for trouble, Ma Rulong was still afraid that Zhao Hai and the others would keep heading out. If the Seamount Faction sent someone to attack them, then it would be bad if they were injured. The elimination round was happening soon, the safety of Zhao Hai needed to be ensured.
Actually, Ma Rulong appreciated Zhao Hai. He regarded Zhao Hai as the hope of the Machine Field. Zhao Hai’s ability to kill someone from the top 100 of the Cultivation Realm moved Ma Rulong.
For many years, the Machine Field never had an ascender as talented as Zhao Hai. Whenever the Cultivation Realm and the Machine Field face each other in the compet.i.tion, the former would always kill the latter. This fate never changed. This was also the reason why the Cultivation Realm suppressed the Machine Field at all times.
And now there was Zhao Hai. First he blocked three swords from the Cultivation Realm’s Li Chuchen. He also killed someone from the top 100 of the Cultivation Realm’s beginners. This caused Ma Rulong to feel relieved. Therefore, he didn’t want Zhao Hai to get injured before the compet.i.tion.
Zhao Hai’s decision to seclude himself made Ma Rulong relieved. He also sent people to make sure that n.o.body would disturb them.
But as the days pa.s.sed, Ma Rulong began to grow concerns about Zhao Hai and the others. The elimination round was going to start in seven days. They also need to leave in two days since they would need to travel to the planet where the elimination round would be held. Zhao Hai’s and the others’ seclusion caused Ma Rulong a bit of trouble.
It wasn’t strange for a pract.i.tioner to seclude themselves. There would always be occasions where someone would need to close up for practice. However, this meant that the person would be cut off from the outside world. Forcefully breaking a session of seclusion would possibly erase all progress made. It was even possible for one to suffer backlash, which was extremely dangerous.
Ma Rulong felt a bit awkward. Although there was still seven days before the start of the compet.i.tion and they wouldn’t have to use s.p.a.ceships due to transmission formations, the place they were going to wasn’t a good destination. The planet was called Devil Planet Fabio.
Fabio Planet was a planet located between the Cultivation Realm and the Devil Realm. This planet was famous in both realms and was also quite known by others. It can be said that it was even crazier than Yellowsand Planet.
Yellowsand Planet was famous because of its astral qi and not because of its beasts. On the other hand, Fabio Planet was actually famous because of the lifeform inhabiting it. They’re called the Bug Race!
The Bug Race was the most glaring feature of Fabio planet, the ones holding true control over the entire planet!
n.o.body knew where these bugs came from or how they came to be. At the same time, n.o.body knew when they populated Fabio Planet. The moment the Cultivation Realm discovered the planet, these bugs were already thriving on it.
Fabio planet’s environment was very good. It’s spiritual qi was alright, and there were even veins of crystal stones and ores that could be found on its surface. For the Cultivators, Fabio Planet was very useful. It was even better than most planets in the Machine Field.
In the beginning, when the Cultivators discovered these bugs, they didn’t treat them too seriously. In their opinion, the Bug Race were just insects that grew big. Moreover, it seems like they had no fighting strength. They simply weren’t worthy of paying attention to.
But since Fabio Planet had useful resources, the Cultivation realm decided to mine them. And in order to do so, they need to exterminate the Bug Race.
Correct, exterminate. This wasn’t the first time the Cultivators did this. When they discover any planet with resources they want, they would generally eliminate all native life on it. But if the native population was useful, then they would be turned into slaves. If these natives were useless, then they would just be ma.s.sacred. The Cultivators weren’t strangers to completely eradicating all the inhabitants of a planet.
But as the Cultivators began to cleanse the planet from the bugs, something surprising happened. As the bugs were about to be exterminated, they suddenly evolved. Their fighting strength got stronger and began to cause the Cultivators to suffer losses.
The Cultivators became furious because of this. Cultivators had always been aloof. Seeing mere insects kill them off, the Cultivation Realm began to send large-scale armies to cleanse the planet from the insects.
This cleansing initially went smoothly. The second batch of Cultivators were much stronger than the first batch. It didn’t take long before the bugs were pushed back and were once more brought to the brink of extinction.
However, the Cultivators didn’t expect how hard it was to get rid of these bugs. As the Cultivators continued to kill the bugs, the bugs were also unceasingly evolving. Every time the Cultivators send a person, the bugs would get stronger. Such speed of promotion caused the Cultivation Realm to be apprehensive and fearful.
People in the Cultivation Realm didn’t know whether these bugs would evolve if a powerful expert was sent over. If they did, then the Cultivation Realm would be overwhelmed.
Therefore, the Cultivation Realm changed its tactics. Instead of sending powerful experts to kill the Bug Race in one fell swoop, they made Fabio Planet a smelting ground. They established transmission formations on the planet and had young disciples from sects sent over in order to kill bugs as a test.
This new method turned out to be good. Although Fabio Planet was mostly populated by the Bug Race, the humans were still able to build a few strongholds and managed to gain a solid foothold on the planet.
But at the same time, the Bugs of Fabio Planet weren’t hospitable. The planet has now become the most infamous smelting grounds of the Cultivation Realm. It was also treated as a place for exile. If one offended someone from a sect, then they might be a.s.signed to Fabio Planet. Being a.s.signed to Fabio Planet was considered to be one of the most dangerous tasks one could undergo. The number of casualties in this planet was much higher than one could imagine. Therefore, Fabio Planet had earned itself the name Devil Planet Fabio.
However, one has to recognize that those who could survive in Fabio Planet was among the strongest among their peers.
After years of fighting, the bugs in Fabio Planet evolved into a variety of forms. Some have even evolved to use spell-type attacks. This made Fabio Planet much more dangerous than it was before.
Ma Rulong had some complaints about Fabio Planet being the stage for the compet.i.tion’s elimination round. However, since his opinion was basically useless, he can only accept this condition.
The reason why Ma Rulong wanted to go to Fabio Planet ahead of time was because he wanted Zhao Hai and the others to get acquainted with the planet. This way, their probability of surviving would increase.
If not for this batch of newcomers being strong, then Ma Rulong would have sent word back to the higher-ups advising them to withdraw from the compet.i.tion. This was because an elimination round in Fabio Planet would be very dangerous. Even Cultivators would suffer heavy losses there, not to say people from the Machine Field. If their team composition was like the previous years, then Ma Rulong was certain that the Machine Field’s delegates would be totally annihilated.
But since the Machine Field had acquired a strong contender like Zhao Hai, Ma Rulong couldn’t take this matter lightly. After all, they were going to Fabio Planet.
Ma Rulong was very confident in this particular Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion. It might as well be said that he was confident in Zhao Hai. Ma Rulong knew that even if there were powerful experts in the compet.i.tion, they were still far off compared to Cultivators. The only person that was able to contend against Cultivators was Zhao Hai.
And since he was placing great importance to Zhao Hai, Ma Rulong didn’t dare disturb Xiong Li and the others. Ma Rulong was well aware of Zhao Hai’s relationship with Xiong Li and the others. If Xiong Li and the others were injured because their seclusion was abruptly ended, then Zhao Hai wouldn’t be happy.
Ma Rulong wasn’t necessarily afraid of Zhao Hai. However, Zhao Hai was the hope of the Machine Field. Ma Rulong didn’t want to offend a person like that, especially at this time.
Just as Ma Rulong was thinking about this dilemma, Zhao Hai had gone out. And after Zhao Hai went out, he immediately went to the rooms beside him to call Xiong Li and the others. Xiong Li and the others took the potion and had their strengths improved. However, this improvement wasn’t very obvious. After all, the time they spent cultivating was too short.
Meanwhile, Zhao Hai’s strength was rapidly rising. This was because the s.p.a.ce’s recent upgrade had brought him a lot of advantages. And this time, he was able to saturate his body with astral qi. His fighting strength has increased further.
The reason Zhao Hai chose to head out at this time was because he knew that Ma Rulong was feeling awkward about the seclusion. Zhao Hai didn’t want to cause problems to Ma Rulong. After all, Ma Rulong had been taking good care of them.
When Zhao Hai got out, Ma Rulong’s headache was immediately solved. Naturally, Ma Rulong was delighted. Without him knowing, he was favoring Zhao Hai more and more.
This was how things sometimes worked. There were times where your actions unknowingly win someone’s favor. There were also times where currying favor would instead cause the other party to be offended. In this situation, Zhao Hai didn’t intend to win Ma Rulong’s favor. He just didn’t want Ma Rulong to be put in an awkward situation.
The day after Zhao Hai and the others ended their seclusion, Ma Rulong led the Machine Field’s delegates to the transmission formation that led to Fabio Planet.
Chapter 1217 – A Sudden Fight
White light flickered and Zhao Hai felt a slight dizziness. But he knew that this was normal. Transmission formations had this effect to those who use it.
Once he felt the slight dizziness, Zhao Hai knew that they had arrived at their destination. However, almost immediately, he felt a dangerous aura waft over him. This caused Zhao Hai to be puzzled. He didn’t know what was going on, but just to be sure he took out liquid silver.
The white light slowly disappeared and Zhao Hai began to sense the situation outside. But as he sensed what was happening, his expression quickly changed as he shouted, “Watch out, the bugs are attacking!” His voice was very loud, so everyone heard him.
Everyone’s response upon hearing Zhao Hai’s warning wasn’t to be alert. Instead, they looked at Zhao Hai blankly. Only Xiong Li and the others didn’t delay and immediately took their weapons out. They believed Zhao Hai.
At this time, the white light vanished. People then began to see the shadows on top of them. There were large quant.i.ties of dark green beings in mid-air. On their backs were transparent wings while their forelegs were two bladed appendages. These were insects that were attacking.
These bugs were very agile. They flew on top of heads and then turned one time as they removed the head from the body.
Upon seeing this situation, everyone else called out in alarm before responding with their sword qi and magic. Meanwhile, as Zhao Hai released attacks towards the insects, he also erected a protective shield to cover Xiong Li and the others.
Zhao Hai counted and the attack had already claimed the lives of 33 people, five of which were team leaders while 28 were partic.i.p.ants. Among these people were experts who weren’t weak at all.
The insects didn’t retreat far, they flew up in the air to prepare for their second attack. At this moment, Ma Rulong finally a.s.sessed the situation. At the same time, he surveyed the area and found that a battle was currently taking place.
They were currently in Fabio Planet’s base number 5. This was Fabio Planet’s second largest base. It was a frontier base that was meant to confront the Bug Race. Ma Rulong intended to have Zhao Hai and the others experience the Bug Race here. Base Number 5 had bugs running around just outside its walls.
However, Ma Rulong didn’t expect that Base Number 5 would be attacked even before he had Zhao Hai and the others observe the Bug Race. He was truly caught by surprise.
At this time, the people in Base Number 5 were fighting against the Bug Race. Just outside the transmission formation were several Cultivators fighting against some bugs. One could even see a crack on the wall in the distance.
Ma Rulong loudly gave his command, “Warriors go forward and protect the Mages. Mages, cast your magic. Give priority to large-scale attacks.”
Upon hearing Ma Rulong’s command, those who were panicking began to calm down. Everyone quickly followed the command. Warriors took their weapons before stepping forward. Meanwhile, Mages retreated to the middle of the crowd, forming a circle formation.
Then at this moment, large quant.i.ties of bugs welled up from outside. These bugs weren’t winged insects, instead they had eight sharp feet that looked like spears.
These insects were very fast. Moreover, each and every one of them were tall. These three-meter tall insects began to throw themselves towards the Machine Field’s circle formation.
Ma Rulong began leading the group. Upon seeing the insects, he calmly ordered, “Warriors, prepare your attacks. Rotate the circle after each attack.” Every Warrior quickly moved. The entire formation rotated as sword qi after sword qi were sent flying towards the bugs. The middle of the formation wasn’t idle. Mages also began sending attacks outwards.
However, the insects weren’t to be trifled with. One by one, they charged. Even if their arms were being severed, these bugs still continued to pounce.
Naturally, Zhao Hai didn’t hold back. He sent forth his ten thousand fiery arrows. After a series of explosions, the bugs were exploded beyond recovery.
But not all Mages achieved the same result as Zhao Hai. Even if their spells. .h.i.t the bugs, they just hurt the bugs at most. In turn, not a lot of bugs were killed. One could see from this point the gap between Zhao Hai and the other Mages.
Ma Rulong wasn’t in the outskirts of the formation but instead was in the middle as he was commanding the revolution of the formation. At the same time, he was also paying attention to the flying head detaching insects. These bugs were still flying overhead waiting for an opportunity to attack.
Naturally, Ma Rulong saw Zhao Hai’s results. He also remembered that Zhao Hai gave the initial warning. Upon seeing Zhao Hai’s spell kill a lot of insects, Ma Rulong couldn’t help but feel a special fondness towards Zhao Hai.
Moreover, Ma Rulong discovered that besides him, Zhao Hai was also paying attention to the bugs flying overhead. The others were focused on the bugs on the ground that they had forgotten about those flying above.
At this time, a transmission formation nearby lit up before a group walked out from it. It was clear that these people already knew the situation. When they appeared, they already had their weapons out. Moreover, they immediately attacked the bugs.
Upon seeing this, Ma Rulong’s tension couldn’t help but loosen. It seems like the Cultivators haven’t given up on this base yet. Then at this moment Zhao Hai’s voice was heard, “Everyone pay attention. Let’s slowly move to the side and clear the transmission formation. We don’t want to block any reinforcements.”
When he heard Zhao Hai, Ma Rulong felt the urge to shout in shame. He forgot that they were still standing on a transmission formation. Since they were occupying such a huge formation, it would be impossible for others to use it. Ma Rulong hadn’t thought through this point.
Fortunately, Ma Rulong was quickly able to respond, “Everyone, head eastwards. Maintain the formation, move slowly!” With Ma Rulong’s order, the huge formation of people began to move eastward. There was a street there with enough width that would make it better for them to deal with the bugs. The street wasn’t very wide so the bugs would be unable to surround then. This also gave them a stable foothold in the ground.
But Ma Rulong wasn’t proud about being able to repel the bugs. Although he had never met these bugs before, he made sure to get information about them ever since it was decided that Fabio Planet would be the stage for the elimination round. According to the information he got, the Bug Race was also divided into levels, and it was even more detailed than the human race. The eight footed bugs that were just repelled were called eight-legged insects. They were the most inferior type of bug, cannon fodders. If the cannon fodder of the Bug Race was this strong, then how formidable were the other insects?
The circular formation slowly moved eastward. Not long after they left the transmission formation, the formation flashed as Cultivators were finally allowed to access it. These people were also here to combat the bugs.
And now that Ma Rulong had moved the group to the street, they immediately felt the pressure on them lighten. This was because the bugs were now only able to attack from the left and the right, the north and south positions were blocked by buildings. Under the command of Ma Rulong, they were able to deal with the bugs with not too much effort.
As batches upon batches of Cultivators arrived, the number of bugs began to dwindle. Zhao Hai and the others began to relax. However, they felt confused. They don’t understand how Base Number 5 had been breached by the bugs. Were the bugs this strong?
Several hours later, almost all of the bugs in Base Number 5 were cleared up. Ma Rulong also led Zhao Hai and the others out of the street.
As they went out, they were immediately discovered by the Cultivators. Several Cultivators flew over and couldn’t help but stare at what they saw. One of the Cultivators looked at Ma Rulong and said, “Are you guys from the Machine FIeld?”
Ma Rulong nodded and said, “Right. We came here for the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion. I didn’t think the bugs would attack this place, so we immediately joined the battle.”
The Cultivator looked at the insect corpses. There were quite a lot of insects here, enough for two small hills worth of corpses. Ma Rulong’s group had to fly up in order to go out.
The Cultivator nodded and said, “Thank you. I apologize for startling you. Please come with me, let me offer you somewhere to stay.”
Ma Rulong nodded, “Thanks. However, please let us collect the corpses of our comrades first.” The Cultivator nodded. Ma Rulong proceeded to instruct team leaders to go to the battlefield and collect the corpses. Then he led Zhao Hai and the others to follow the Cultivator.
A short while after flying, Ma Rulong turned to the Cultivator and said, “May I know Mister’s name? And how did this base get breached?”
The Cultivator replied, “Captain of the Five Elements Team of Base Number 5, Zheng Li. The base has been broken through by a Silverback Gold-winged Insect. Fortunately, Base Number 5 has Nascent Soul Experts stationed inside. They were able to drive that Silverback Gold-winged insect away. However, the base had already been broken through. Bugs began to enter from the breached wall.”
Ma Rulong nodded and then didn’t ask anything more. Before long, Zheng Li led them outside of a courtyard. After landing on the ground, Zheng Li turned to Ma Rulong and said, “This is the place prepared for those who will be undergoing the smelting trial. This should be enough for you to use. Everybody, please take a rest. I’m still busy at the moment, so I can only accompany you for a short time.” Ma Rulong gave Zheng Li a bow and said, “Thanks a lot Mister Zheng.” Zheng Li nodded, then he turned around and fell away. Ma Rulong also turned around and led Zhao Hai and the others into the courtyard.
It was a very big courtyard divided into two. The first area was very large with more than fifty rooms inside. Since the courtyard wasn’t damaged, Ma Rulong immediately a.s.signed people their own rooms. Besides Ma Rulong and the other team leaders, Zhao Hai and the others were a.s.signed to this first area. Those who couldn’t get a room in this area were sent on the second one. Naturally, Xiong Li and the others were in the first courtyard, and their rooms were right next to each other.
Chapter 1218 – Fire Dragon Sword’s Seal
Zhao Hai looked around his room and saw that it was very similar to the one he had in Seamount City. It wasn’t very big, just enough for a person to comfortably stay inside. There were also some furniture in the room that can be easily moved around.
When he was done looking around his room, Zhao Hai headed out. Just as he walked out, he saw Xiong Li and the others outside. Seeing Zhao Hai come out, the brothers immediately got together and then sat down in the courtyard. Upon settling down, Xiong Li sighed and said, “I only heard about the bad reputation of Fabio Planet. I didn’t expect it to be this dangerous. We were just given an introduction of what we’ll see.”
Dongfang Yu replied, “It seems like the elimination round wouldn’t be easy. The Machine Field’s partic.i.p.ants are in danger. The bugs that attacked us are just some low-level creatures. They couldn’t represent the entire Bug Race. Even so, they are very strong. One needed several sword qi from me in order to die. They’re very difficult to kill. I can’t help but imagine how strong high-level bugs are.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he turned to Dongfang Yu and said, “Second Brother, let me borrow your sword tonight. I’ll try to take another look and see if I can do anything to it. If we can find out the secret of the fire dragon sword, then your fighting strength would certainly increase.”
Dongfang Yu nodded. Then Zhao Hai looked at the others and said, “The elimination round will be very dangerous. Therefore, we need to act in unison starting now. No matter where we go, we need to be together.”
The group nodded, then at this time Zhao Hai felt someone walking over. He turned his head and saw that it was Ma Rulong. The group of brothers immediately gave Ma Rulong their greetings.
Ma Rulong nodded, then he motioned for everyone to sit down. After everyone had settled down, he said, “Today’s accident has been unexpected. However, you shouldn’t be surprised about it. Let me remind you that the Cultivation Realm’s bases in Fabio Planet are made like fortresses. Their walls are made entirely of metal engraved with numerous formations. There are also a lot of traps in the base. You could see from this event how strong the Bug Race really are.”
Zhao Hai and the others nodded. Ma Rulong continued, “When I was chatting with Zheng Li, he said that the base has been broken through by a Silverback Gold-winged bug. I just looked it up and read that these SIlverback Gold-winged bugs are one of the most powerful members of the Bug Race. Their power equates to Nascent Soul Experts of the Cultivation Realm. Moreover, the innate skills of the Bug Race are higher. A lone Nascent Soul Expert would never be able to contend with one SIlverback Gold-winged Insect. Although the bug has been chased away by the base’s defenders, they weren’t able to kill it. Fabio Planet is the territory of these bugs, so you need to be careful. That Silverback Gold-winged insect will be holding a grudge. And it isn’t like other humans that would ignore weaker level beings. It has no sense of honor, so it will certainly take revenge on every human it sees. This elimination round is now much more dangerous, you need to watch out.”
Zhao Hai and the others nodded. They also knew how dangerous this elimination round has become. They wouldn’t dare treat it lightly.
Ma Rulong looked at the group for a moment before he whispered, “I have an eye on your small group. In this elimination round, you need to stay together and ensure your safety first. Even if you see others being attacked by someone or something that is too strong, take care of your safety first. Understood?”
Upon hearing Ma Rulong, Zhao Hai and the others couldn’t help but stare. Ma Rulong’s words were very simple. He was telling Zhao Hai and the others that if they met people who were in danger, then they shouldn’t go and save them. Zhao Hai and the others didn’t expect Ma Rulong to say this.
Ma Rulong saw their expressions, he couldn’t help but smile bitterly as he said, “It’s not because I want to end them and cut off their progress. But because of the Bug Race and the Cultivators, I need you all to survive. The Machine Field needs you to fight for benefits.”
When Zhao Hai and the others heard the unwillingness in Ma Rulong’s tone, they couldn’t help but nod. Ma Rulong sighed as he stood up and said, “Have a good rest. I’ll provide you with information about the other top 100 partic.i.p.ants as well as the Bug Race tomorrow. It’s best if you keep them in mind.”
Zhao Hai and the others stood up and gave Ma Rulong a salute. Ma Rulong turned around and left. Looking at Ma Rulong’s departing back, Zhao Hai and the others couldn’t help but turn solemn.
Ma Rulong’s words represented the aspiration of a lot of people in the Machine Field. They paid too much in order to compete with the Cultivation Realm. Zhao Hai suddenly felt the burden on his shoulder getting heavier.
But what Zhao Hai and the others didn’t think was that while Ma Rulong was talking to them, someone was paying attention in the distance. And in their eyes was hate and envy.
Naturally, the owner of these eyes were Streep. In his view, Ma Rulong was kindly talking to Zhao Hai and whispering secret information to him. Streep was thinking that this privilege should belong to him. But now it has been s.n.a.t.c.hed by Zhao Hai.
Actually, being able to chat with Ma Rulong wasn’t anything great. Other people wouldn’t care much about it, after all Ma Rulong treated everyone well.
But to Streep, such a thing was an honor. Streep wanted to be the center of attention. He enjoyed being the center of attention until Zhao Hai appeared. Zhao Hai s.n.a.t.c.hed Streep’s reputation. Now, everyone was looking at Zhao Hai, n.o.body was looking at Streep.
Because of this, Streep envied and hated Zhao Hai very much. But since Xiong Li and the others were always by Zhao Hai’s side, and that all of them weren’t weak, Streep wasn’t given the chance to deal with Zhao Hai.
However, Streep didn’t make his hatred towards Zhao Hai visible. This was because he was waiting for the opportunity to take Zhao Hai’s life.
Streep believed that an opportunity would definitely arrive. Especially because they were in Fabio Planet. This was an extremely dangerous place where countless Experts of the Cultivation Realm were killed.
Not only Zhao Hai, Streep also wanted to take Xiong Li, Dongfang Yu, Li Kuangren, and Sun Fei’s life. Streep wanted everyone that had been close to Zhao Hai dead.
After giving Zhao Hai a vicious look, Streep left. He went to find other partic.i.p.ants in order to form a team.
Streep was not a fool. He knew that he needed to form a team for the elimination round. This way, he would have a much better chance in surviving. Therefore, he needed to find teammates. Even if these people weren’t strong, as long as he teamed up with them, they could be sacrificed whenever necessary.
But as he turned around to leave, Streep was unable to discover Zhao Hai looking at his direction for a brief moment. Initially, Zhao Hai was unable to see Streep. But after a murderous wisp went through Streep’s eyes, Zhao Hai was able to notice him. Zhao Hai was extremely sensitive to killing intent, so he quickly took note of it.
However, Zhao Hai didn’t linger too long in that direction. He immediately ordered Cai’er look into the matter. Cai’er took through the recordings and saw Streep looking over for some time. It also managed to capture the murderous look in Streep’s eyes.
Zhao Hai already placed Streep in his to-kill list. As long as he has a chance, then he wouldn’t let Streep go. Therefore, he didn’t care about Streep’s murderous intent.
The day quickly turned dark. Zhao Hai and the others left Seamount City at a late time. And then there was the battle. So most of the day has already pa.s.sed.
After looking at the sky, Zhao Hai invited Xiong Li and the others to his room to have a drink. Xiong Li and the others quickly understood Zhao Hai. It was time for Dongfang Yu to hand his weapon over.
When the group entered the room, they drank for a while before Dongfang Yu left his fire dragon sword behind. Then the group returned to their own rooms.
After everyone else left, Zhao Hai immediately returned to the s.p.a.ce. This time, he didn’t try to investigate the fire dragon sword using his spiritual force. This was because he had been attacked by it the last time. This time, he plans to have the fire dragon sword go through the scanner to be a.n.a.lyzed. He intends to see what’s going on with the sword.
Zhao Hai took the fire dragon sword to the s.p.a.ce. And instead of heading to the villa, Zhao Hai went directly to the Universal Scanner. After the recent upgrade, the capability of the scanner and the processing machine had been increased. Since then, their functions had exceeded Zhao Hai’s imagination.
Whether it be potions or weapons, as long as Zhao Hai places a request, then the processing machine would immediately make it. Moreover, its output was of the highest quality.
There was no need to talk about the Universal Scanner. Even if Zhao Hai placed a lump of soil into the scanner, it could instantly identify every component, and what he could do to it. The scanner was currently skirting towards going against heaven’s will.
Seeing Zhao Hai head towards the scanner, Laura and the others also walked out of the villa in order to go to the scanner. They would accompany Zhao Hai to wait for the result.
Not too long after the fire dragon sword was placed in the scanner, the scanner issued a prompt, “Sealed sword detected. Sword is made up of fire dragon ash and fine goldsand. Weapon has already recognized its own host. Host can now use Everpresent Ancient Sand to weather down the seal and uncover the sword’s true form.”
Zhao Hai stared. Actually, he didn’t expect that he could remove the fire dragon sword’s seal. He quickly took out Everpresent Ancient Sand and rubbed it over the sword. As he was rubbing the sword with the sand, he was also watching the change that was going on. As the sword was being rubbed with the Everpresent Ancient Sand, it became redder and redder and was also becoming brighter. Three batches of everpresent ancient sand later, the fire dragon sword flew out of Zhao Hai’s hand. A dragon’s roar came out of the sword before a red dragon flew out. The fire dragon flew round and round the sky as though it was venting its anger about being sealed for a long time.
It took a while for the red dragon to disappear. But when it vanished, the fire dragon sword slowly fell down. This time, the fire dragon sword was different compared to before. In the past, the fire dragon sword was only red, with no other redeeming quality. But now, the fire dragon sword was emanating anger and was now fully exuding its imposing manner. The sword hilt of the fire dragon sword had also changed. The entire aesthetic flowed more smoothly compared to before. The hilt of the sword was the dragon tail, the dragon claws became the cross-guard, and then the dragon head extended up into the blade as though it was swallowing it.
Zhao Hai rubbed the sword gently. But he also felt a burst of resistance from the sword body. It seems like the fire dragon sword was also a genuine treasure and had already recognized Dongfang Yu as its owner.
Zhao Hai didn’t envy Dongfang Yu, after all, he already had Liquid Silver. There was no weapon more suited to him than liquid silver. Although the fire dragon sword was good, it still falls short compared to his staff.
Zhao Hai stored the fire dragon sword before he turned to Laura and the others and said, “How about we get some of those bugs for the s.p.a.ce?”
Naturally, Laura and the others had already thought about this problem. Laura smiled and said, “We made an initial a.n.a.lysis about them through the scanner. The results are already in. We can talk about it inside.” Zhao Hai nodded, then he entered the villa alongside everyone. Then Laura immediately took out the results of the a.n.a.lysis.
Although the s.p.a.ce had yet to get a bug, a video recording was made about them during Zhao Hai’s battle. This was enough for the scanner to make some a.n.a.lysis about them. The results state that the Bug race was a race that had a strong evolutionary and reproductive abilities. When not under stress, their evolution wouldn’t be quick. But once their race was placed in danger of extinction, an explosive evolutionary chain would occur. They could also absorb other beings in order to improve their gene pool. This evolutionary ability was very terrifying.
The Universal Scanner’s results advised Zhao Hai to acquire these bugs at all costs. The s.p.a.ce can extract these bugs’ evolutionary might and then add it to the s.p.a.ce’s creatures. This way, the s.p.a.ce’s creatures could evolve further, improving the s.p.a.ce’s combat capabilities!
Zhao Hai was shocked about the result of the a.n.a.lysis. He didn’t expect the s.p.a.ce to have this strong of an appraisal towards the Bug Race. However, he changed his thoughts and began to relax. If the Bug Race didn’t have this ability, then the Cultivators should have long destroyed them. But now, Fabio Planet remained to be the Bug Race’s territory. Human activity on this planet was at an extreme minimum. One could see how formidable the bugs were from this point. The Cultivation realm had destroyed numerous planets, but they had yet to take Fabio Planet. Now, Zhao Hai couldn’t wait to introduce the bugs to the s.p.a.ce!