Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1237
Chapter 1237 – Sentiment In A Ruthless World Is Stronger
Cai’er smiled and said, “Young Master, rest a.s.sured. Information about this thing is now in my head. It’s nothing more than a machine. It’s like a Universal Processing Machine but instead produces a specific kind of meat. It can be fed with both plants and animals and we can control how much it produces. It needs spiritual qi to function, but it isn’t a problem since the s.p.a.ce is rich with spiritual qi.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Can you produce a batch right now? Don’t make it look disgusting, we don’t like people losing their appet.i.te when they see it.”
Cai’er smiled faintly and said, “Young Master, rest a.s.sured. That wouldn’t be a problem, the s.p.a.ce has already considered this issue.” Then after she said that, a meter high egg tumbled out of a tube. The egg rolled to the ground and after a few seconds, the eggsh.e.l.l broke. Then what came out made Zhao Hai stare. He didn’t expect the s.p.a.ce to make the bugs into this form. It’s clearly a crab.
Right, a giant crab hatched out of the egg. When he saw the crab, Zhao Hai chuckled and said, “Alright, it turned out to be a crab. No wonder the s.p.a.ce said that it tastes like crab-meat. That’s good, let’s produce them. Also, how is their fighting strength?”
Cai’er nodded and then said, “They can fight back, but they’re not very strong. They are far weaker than the eight-legged bugs. After all, they’re intended for consumption.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “But if I still want the eight-legged bugs for battle, can I get them?”
Cai’er gave a nod and said, “That bug has been saved in the s.p.a.ce’s shop as well as the eight-legged bug nest. If Young Master wants to use them, you can buy them at any time.”
Zhao Hai replied, “That’s good. Alright, pay attention to how much meat this crab has. And then promote it in the various backgrounds in the s.p.a.ce. In any case, this thing doesn’t need much to be fed. And people also need more variety in their food.”
Cai’er nodded, “Young Master, rest a.s.sured. I’ll take care of it.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Alright, I’ll trust you with this.” Then he disappeared out from the s.p.a.ce and then got back to the cave.
The battle with the bug nest was basically over. The eight-legged bugs had lost their commander. With the Undead as their opponent, it wouldn’t be long before they would be killed off.
Zhao Hai went out of the battlefield and back to the anxiously waiting Xiong Li and the others.
Seeing Zhao Hai coming back, they immediately relaxed. Xiong Li quickly asked, “Little Hai, how is it?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s basically finished. There’s just a small problem with the nest. But I already dealt with it, there won’t be any more problems.”
Xiong Li and the others relaxed. Then Zhao Hai led them to enter the nest. At this time, eight-legged bug corpses were in piles. Besides the Undead who were cleaning up the remaining bugs, the others Undead began to clean up the battlefield.
Zhao Hai looked around him and said, “Alright, let’s find a clean place to sit down. At the same time, I’ll be refining Second Brother’s dagger-axe.”
Xiong Li and the others nodded. Although they didn’t mind the bug corpses, the sight of them would still make food taste worse. It was much better if they went to a cleaner place.
Fortunately, the bug nest was full of caves. Zhao Hai found a random cave and then went there. Zhao Hai cleaned the place up a bit with magic before everyone sat down. Then Zhao Hai looked at Lu Dingtian and said, “Second Brother, let me have a look at your dagger-axe.”
Lu Dingtian nodded and then took out his dagger-axe and gave it to Zhao Hai. When he was handed the dagger-axe, Zhao Hai found out that it was quite heavy. It was even heavier than Xiong Li’s two hammers.
Moreover, it seems like Lu Dingtian’s weapon was very old. Strictly speaking, this weapon should be a double-ended spear. The head would be the spearhead while the other would be a two-ended dagger-axe. The entire weapon was very long. Its entire body was azure in color, with a bit of copper tint. However, Zhao Hai knew that it was impossible for this weapon to be made out of copper. The material of this weapon should be on par with Xiong Li’s hammers.
Zhao Hai gave a nod and said, “Give me some time. I’ll make sure that the weapon pleases Second Brother. Wait here for me.” Then as soon as he said that, he disappeared.
Seeing Zhao Hai’s vanish, Xiong Li sighed and said, “No wonder we can’t sense anything in his room whenever Little Hai goes into seclusion. It turns out he wasn’t in his room at all.”
Dongfang Yu nods and said, “It seems like this is also the reason why Little Hai is very familiar with the Machine Field’s situation back in Base Number 5. It’s possible that he went back to the Machine Field when he closed up. I reckon it’s Margaret who told Zhao Hai what happened.”
Xiong Li and the other agreed to what Dongfang Yu said. On the other hand, Lu Dingtian didn’t know until now that Zhao Hai can use s.p.a.ce Magic – but he still kept silent. During this period, Zhao Hai had taken great care of him and even allowed him to become sworn brothers with the others. Naturally, he wouldn’t cause Zhao Hai any harm.
It was said that the World of Cultivation was ruthless, everyone was scampering for benefits and cultivation methods, acting like savage beasts. If one doesn’t have any good friends, then they would suffer in this world. And if one relaxed, then they would be destroyed by others sooner or later.
Therefore, if one wanted to reach great places in the World of Cultivation, then one would need dedicated friends. Moreover, because of how ruthless the World of Cultivation was, friendships were more precious. If you become friends with someone and then you betray them, then your reputation would forever be tainted. n.o.body would work with you in the future anymore, let alone becoming friends. Therefore, in the World of Cultivation, friendships were seen as a sacred covenant between people.
This turned out to become a strange scene, causing balance in the World of Cultivation. Ruthless people would die out because they were isolated in this ruthless world.
In the World of Cultivation, one would need to be ruthless but also become someone who regarded sentiment heavily. During tumultuous times, love between people was rarely discussed, but at the same time, this love would be thicker. The World of Cultivation was the same. Sentiment wasn’t easily discussed in this world, but the regard for sentiment here was much stronger than any liquor there was!
Xiong Li and the others weren’t fools. They understand clearly what the Machine Field’s natives see ascenders as. They knew that the only way for Ascenders like them to survive in this world was to band together!
Zhao Hai wasn’t aware of what Xiong Li and the others were thinking. In fact, Zhao Hai didn’t think so much when he became friends with Xiong Li and the others. He thought that he had great compatibility with them when it came to temperament. Therefore, he decided to befriend them. Also, Zhao Hai wasn’t afraid of Xiong Li and the others betraying him. He has the s.p.a.ce, so he could never be in grave danger. Therefore, he was very a.s.sured when becoming brothers with Xiong Li and the others.
When Zhao Hai returned to the s.p.a.ce, he immediately went to the processing machine and deconstructed Lu Dingtian’s weapon. At the same time, using the vast collection of minerals that the s.p.a.ce has as well as the Universal Scanner, a long dagger-axe with 80 engraved formations was produced in not even half an hour.
Naturally, Zhao Hai wouldn’t head out immediately. Instead he returned to the villa to chat with Laura and the others. But when he arrived, he saw a ma.s.sive crab on the ground, menacingly pinching its pincers.
Zhao Hai stared and immediately knew that this was the crab that the nest produced. How did this crab get here? Zhao Hai looked at Laura and the others in confusion and said, “How did this get here? Are you going to eat it?”
Meg nodded and said, “Young Master, we want to see how this thing tastes. We have eaten crabs before, but we haven’t eaten one as large as this.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright, let’s taste it. Right, Cai’er, prepare two of them for me. I’ll bring them out for Xiong Li and the others to taste.”
Cai’er nodded. Getting a couple of crabs wasn’t an issue. In fact, the s.p.a.ce has already started to produce crabs. There were several hundred crabs in the s.p.a.ce, two crabs were very small in comparison. She could even take out 200 carbs with no problem.
After getting Zhao Hai’s approval, Meg immediately moved. She cast magic and froze the crab. Then she waved her hand and said, “Cai’er, help me get this thing to the kitchen. We’ll be eating crab today.” Cai’er nodded and then waved her hand as the crab floated. Then she followed Meg to the kitchen.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and then turned his head to Laura and said, “How are you all doing?”
Laura smiled and said, “It’s quite tiring. But I think Lizzy and the others are more tired. Brother Hai, the weapons that the Undead use are too low-level. How about we make them more powerful ones? How about engraving them with magic formations? With this, the Undead would be stronger.”
Zhao Hai thought about it and then nodded and said, “Both the bone armors and the combat suits are already good for defense. But their weapons are indeed lacking, causing them to be on the defensive most of the time. We should replace their weapons. You can discuss this with Cai’er.”
Laura nodded. Then at this time Berry said, “Brother Hai, we discovered a good place for a base. Do you want to take a look?”
Chapter 1238 – Floating Island
When Zhao Hai heard Berry, he couldn’t help but stare for a moment. Then his expression lit up as he said, “You did? Where is it?”
Berry didn’t say anything as she just smiled faintly and then waved her hand. A large screen appeared and showed the place. Zhao hai was stunned, it was a beautiful place, beautiful beyond imagination.
It was a small island-looking place. However, this island was floating in the air with a pointed cone shape in the bottom. The entire island was about a thousand kilometers across, it wasn’t very large. It’s environment was also very strange. On one side of the island was a mountain range. The mountain range wasn’t tall, only a few hundred meters high. The mountain range was divided into five peaks. There’s also a river flowing down the mountain range. The volume of water from the river wasn’t much – with the river only 10 meters across. It’s depth wasn’t visible, but its flow wasn’t fast and looked very gentle. This river flowed down the mountains and into a forest. There were all kinds of trees in the forest, but they weren’t tall as well, with the tallest trees barely reaching 20 meters high. The entire mountain looked rich and beautiful.
A plain was under the mountains. It was covered with green gra.s.s as well as small shrubberies. It looked like an ordinary gra.s.sland.
But what’s strange about this island was its lack of fauna. Besides the plants, there were no other living creatures on the island.
At the same time, the island’s sky wasn’t blue, instead it was bright yellow in color. It wasn’t bright but it also wasn’t dark. There were also several clouds fluttering by the island, adding to its beauty.
Zhao Hai’s eyes were shining as he looked at the island. Then he asked, “Where is this place? So beautiful. But is it safe?”
Laura smiled faintly and said, “Take a guess. It’s an absolutely safe region.”
Zhao Hai stared, then after seeing the cunning smiles on everyone’s face, he immediately had a hunch. So he asked, “It’s in the Quicksand Starfield is it?”
Laura and the others laughed. Then Laura smiled and said, “Brother Hai guessed right. It might seem unbelievable, but do you believe it now? This place is truly in the Quicksand Starfied, moreover it’s at the very center of the huge desert.”
Zhao Hai looked at the floating island on the screen, then he muttered, “This universe is truly vast. Such a place even exists. This place is beautiful. It’s a good place to make a base.”
Laura smiled and said, “That’s why we thought that it would be a good location for a base.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “This is the place. Let’s go and see it.” Then he waved his hand, causing everyone to appear on the island.
As soon as he stepped on the island, Zhao Hai became stunned. The spiritual qi in the island turns out to be adequate. Although it was worse than the s.p.a.ce, it was still stronger than in the Machine Field. It can even be compared to cities in the Cultivation Realm.
Since the spiritual qi was thick, the natural air was also very good. A light breeze caresses you, making the island very comfortable to be in. If an average person came here, then they would definitely be attracted by the beautiful colors of the scenery. However, to Zhao Hai, everything was just average.
After taking a look at the surroundings, Zhao Hai knew that it was impossible for any ores to grow here. Meanwhile, the sky shouldn’t be yellow by itself. What caused it to turn yellow should be the radiance of the desert that surrounded it. However, Zhao Hai couldn’t believe an island like this to exist in the Quicksand Starfield. Just as Laura said, this place was truly safe.
The endless desert of the starfield existed for a very long time. And during that time, even almighty Cultivators didn’t dare enter this place. If this place was unsafe, then nothing in the World of Cultivation was safe.
Zhao Hai believed that if strong Cultivators discovered this place, they would immediately move here. It was because this place was not only secure, it was also well hidden. This was the best place to close up.
Powerful pract.i.tioners would still close up from time to time. It was during this time where they tried to comprehend their Cultivation. Powerful beings closing up was a fairly common matter in the World of Cultivation.
However, they would need to find a safe and secret place to close up. There weren’t only one or two powerful beings who were slain during their seclusion.
Zhao Hai was sure that n.o.body had found out about this place before. This was because there were no traces of people here. It was a completely pure environment.
But it was clear that the vitality of this place was lacking. Although there were plants everywhere, the lack of animals was an issue.
Zhao Hai didn’t mind it as he turned to Laura and the others and said, “You have worked hard. I didn’t expect you to find a place like this. However, I have another favor to ask you. We need a small settlement built here with all the facilities needed. I’ll leave the design to you. What do you think?”
Laura smiled and said, “That’s not a problem. Leave it to us.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Besides building here, continue looking for places for a base. We shouldn’t put all of our eggs in one basket. Find a place close to the Ashley Family. This way, if the Machine Field suffers an accident, we would be able to provide help to the Ashley Family.”
Laura turned her head to Margaret and then nodded as she said, “Rest a.s.sured. This is related to Sister Margaret, so we’ll pay extra attention to it.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said ,”Alright, let’s leave. The scenery here isn’t as good as the s.p.a.ce. By the way, if you have time, put some fish and animals here. Make this place more alive.”
Laura smiled and said, “Don’t worry about it. Leave it to us. Let’s head back. Sister Meg should be done with the crabs.” Zhao Hai smiled and then waved his hand, returning everyone to the s.p.a.ce.
When they went back to the s.p.a.ce, everyone took a deep breath, especially Laura and the others. They were already used to being inside the s.p.a.ce. So when they headed out, they weren’t used to the taste of the air.
Just as everyone returned to the s.p.a.ce, Meg walked out from the kitchen and said, “Young Master, the meal is done.” Zhao Hai and the others nodded. Then they went to the dining room together with Meg.
Upon arriving at the dining room, Laura and the others couldn’t help but be wowed. Nothing else was placed on the table other than the giant crab. This huge crab almost occupied the entire table. It looked impressive on top of the dining table.
When Zhao Hai saw this, he laughed and said, “Alright, let’s eat. My mouth is already watering.” Then his hand moved as Liquid Silver appeared. Then he divided the crab and took out the crab meat inside and placed it on the tray. Laura and the others immediately took knives and forks to eat.
Zhao Hai also took some meat and put it in his mouth. A fresh taste immediately went through his taste buds and then to his head before spreading to his entire body. The flavor made his hair stand up, it was too tasty.
The giant crab was consumed by everyone in no time. Looking at the empty crab sh.e.l.l on the table, Zhao Hai sighed and said, “It’s very delicious. I’m thinking about opening a shop after the compet.i.tion. Then we can serve this crab and get rich off of it.”
Laura’s eyes shone and she said, “That’s a good idea. But Brother Hai, you need to give us an ident.i.ty. Then we can manage the shop.”
Zhao Hai laughed and said, “Alright. Then I’ll get you a legitimate status once the compet.i.tion ends. Don’t worry about it.” Zhao Hai also knew that Laura and the others had stayed inside the s.p.a.ce for too long. It’s time for them to head out and play.
The group rested in the Villa for some time before heading to sleep. It was impossible for Zhao Hai to head out this quickly, so he also spent his night inside the s.p.a.ce.
After Zhao Hai woke up, he calculated that it was time to head out. So he took Lu Dingtian’s dagger-axe and then appeared back inside the cave. Xiong Li and the others were currently practicing. They haven’t partic.i.p.ated in the last fight, so there’s no need for them to rest. Instead, they used the time to practice.
When they felt that Zhao Hai had come back, everyone opened their eyes at the same time. Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he handed the dagger-axe to Lu Dingtian and said, “Second Brother, try this out. See if it suits you.’
Lu Dingtian nodded and accepted his weapon. After weighing the weapon in his hand, he quickly moved and tried a few moves inside the nest cave. The dagger-axe came to life in Lu Dingtian’s hands. Lu Dingtian’s actions seem to cut wind and rain. Most importantly, Lu Dingtian’s dagger-axe was emitting extremely strong killing aura. Each wave was akin to a terrifying general rampaging through the battlefield.
Lu Dingtian’s actions caused Xiong Li to nod. Then he said, “Old Lu’s dagger-axe technique is very powerful. I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to defeat him anymore. His technique isn’t complex, instead it is very simple. It matches well with his strong temperament. No wonder he gained the nickname ‘Army Breaker’. He alone could face thousands of soldiers.”
Dongfang Yu nodded and said, “Dagger-axes are also rare weapons. Using a dagger-axe to a degree like Second Brother is very difficult. Second Brother is truly a genius.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly. He didn’t say anything and just waited for Lu Dingtian. After some time, when Lu Dingtian became familiar with his new weapon, he stopped. Then he looked at ZHao Hai and said, “Little Hai, thank you.”
Zhao Hai chuckled as he patted Lu Dingtian’s shoulder and said, “We’re brothers, so save those formalities. Everyone, come and take your pile of bugs. I have something for us to eat.” n.o.body held back and took a pile for themselves. Then they returned to the cave they were in before.
After that, Zhao Hai took out the big crabs for everyone to eat. And then everyone took off towards other caves.
Chapter 1239 – A Group of Five Cultivators
Zhao Hai’s face was calm as he flew forward – he wasn’t worried at all. In any case, it has only been two days since they entered the caves and there were still several days left. He had also found a target to attack, so he wasn’t anxious.
As they were flying forward, Li Kuangren licked his mouth as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, I want to eat crabs for the next meal. Get me two of them.”
Zhao Hai loudly laughed and said, “Alright, I’ll get two for you. I’ve been thinking about opening a shop once the compet.i.tion ends. When we find a base, we’ll raise these crabs and then sell them. What do you think?” Xiong Li laughed and said, “Let’s find a base first. That’s the most important.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and didn’t say anything. He couldn’t tell Xiong Li and the others that he had already found a base. This would only welcome a pile of unwanted questions.
Zhao Hai continued to lead Xiong Li and the others forward. They were currently going from cave to cave. Before long, XIong Li and the others became confused as to which was north, east, west, and south – so they just kept on following Zhao Hai. As for where Zhao Hai was bringing them, only Zhao Hai knew. They were also disinclined to ask.
Actually, the party of Cultivators that Zhao Hai wanted to attack was very close. However, the quickest path to them was filled with bug nests. Zhao Hai didn’t want to waste time on fighting bugs, so he chose to circle around and take the safe route. Moreover, if they fought bugs, they would only alert the Cultivators.
Zhao Hai didn’t know which sect these Cultivators belonged to. There were five of them in total. The clothes they wore were different from each other. Zhao Hai chose these five people because their cultivation methods were suitable for his brothers.
Among these five people, two of them were using earth-element cultivation methods, one used a wood element method, and the last two were metal-element cultivators. The earth-element Cultivators defended, the metal-element cultivators attacked, while the wood-element cultivator was in charge of treating wounds and restoring stamina.
This doesn’t mean that the earth-element cultivators couldn’t attack and metal-element cultivators couldn’t defend. Whichever Cultivation method they use, since they were from the Cultivation realm, their fighting prowess was strong. The arrangement was like this because this was the most suitable for their composition.
The grouping of these five could be said to be very good, they even have someone to heal them and aid in recovery. This was also the reason why Zhao Hai targeted them. At the same time, he lacked the cultivation methods from these three attributes.
Zhao Hai currently had two cultivation methods in his hand. The first was Dongfang Yu’s fire-element cultivation method, Divine Fire Dragon Art. The other was Li Chuchen’s water-element cultivation method. Zhao Hai still had no idea what this cultivation method was since he didn’t have the time to ask Li Chuchen about it. But seeing how Li Chuchen fought, Zhao Hai knew that it must have been a highly ranked cultivation method. But since none of his brothers had the water attribute, Zhao Hai wasn’t anxious about getting the cultivation method.
Xiong Li and Li Kuangren were earth attributes, so it was best for them to cultivate an earth-element cultivation method. Lu Dingtian was a metal attribute, so he would need a metal-element cultivation method. As for the wood-element cultivation method, even if it was useless to Zhao Hai, he still wanted to get ahold of it.
Zhao Hai discovered that his Yin-Yang Stellar Transformations Art was an extremely powerful cultivation method. However, this art only has the tempering technique for offense. This kind of attack looked very ordinary. Zhao Hai also wanted to use a flying sword but he would need an extremely powerful technique to match his cultivation method. Therefore, Zhao Hai was planning to get techniques from multiple elements and see if there were aspects that he could copy from them. This way, he can make a useful flying sword technique for himself.
Since Zhao Hai had all attributes, he had the idea of getting multiple flying sword manuals and creating his own flying sword technique.
This might be impossible for other people, but to Zhao Hai, it won’t be much of an issue. This was because he has the scanner. As long as he gets flying sword manuals from five elements, then he can scan them. Zhao Hai believed that with the recent upgrade to the scanner, this matter wouldn’t be very hard to do.
Because of this, Zhao Hai decided to target those five people. As long as he kills those 5, he would be able to obtain their techniques for study. At the same time, this would also be a great help for Xiong Li and the others.
Although there were other people in other caves, they were far from Zhao Hai and the others. If Zhao Hai wanted to deal with them, then he would have to walk farther. Most importantly, these five people had the elements that Zhao Hai needs. If he dealt with people separately, then Zhao Hai would need more time. And Zhao Hai was afraid that he would run out of time.
This time limit wasn’t brought by the end of the elimination round, but something else instead. Laura and the others found out that the bugs were starting a large-scale tide. If the bugs truly start their bug tide, then Zhao Hai and the others would certainly be plunged into battle. When the time comes, he wouldn’t be able to find time to deal with other people. Therefore, Zhao Hai decided to make this party of 5 his target.
These five were from the Cultivation Realm. Moreover, they were quite strong. If these five acted, then Zhao Hai wouldn’t be able to deal with them easily. One must know that the Cultivators had a lot of trump cards. Zhao Hai managed to deal with Li Chuchen because Li Chuchen didn’t take him seriously at first, and was then frightened by Zhao Hai’s strength. At that time, Li Chuchen could only use 80% of his strength at most. Otherwise, Zhao Hai would have had a hard time killing Li Chuchen.
Although the five people that Zhao Hai was targeting weren’t from the same sect, the cooperation between them was quite solid. Zhao Hai saw them easily deal with thousands of bugs, and their cooperation played a vital role in this achievement. Therefore, it wouldn’t be easy for Zhao Hai to deal with them.
And even if Xiong Li and the others were now stronger, they still fall short compared to these five Cultivators. Only Dongfang Yu might be able to stand on his own against them. However, Dongfang Yu was just one person. It would be impossible for him to have a great impact in the battle. In the end, Zhao Hai can only rely on himself.
Zhao Hai wasn’t afraid of those five people, what he was afraid of was the fight taking too long and alerting others from the Cultivation Realm. If other Cultivators see their fight, then it’s highly probable that they would join in.
If it was any other place, the other Cultivators wouldn’t join in if Zhao Hai and the five Cultivators fought. Even if they saw it, they still wouldn’t act. Life and death was common in the Cultivation Realm, so n.o.body would b.u.t.t in if someone unrelated to them were to die.
However, this was the elimination round. The top 100 rookies from the six realms compete with each other. If the other Cultivators saw Zhao Hai, then they would immediately attack him, removing the biggest enemy first. Although Zhao Hai has the power to protect himself, he couldn’t allow those people to escape. If they left and told others, then Zhao Hai and the others would be under pursuit from the people in the Cultivation Realm.
Zhao Hai was afraid of attracting the attention of these other Cultivators. But this fear didn’t stem in the fact that they might fight, but instead when they would run away. He didn’t want his strength known since this would give him trouble in the formal matches.
Zhao Hai continued flying forward as he chatted with Xiong Li and the others. However, he would occasionally talk to Laura and the others with his mind regarding the five Cultivators.
The five-man team were currently fighting a group of bugs. The bugs weren’t numerous, only about 1000. However, these bugs weren’t the eight-legged bugs that Zhao Hai and the others faced. Instead, these were the flying mantis bugs that would take heads off.
In addition to their ability to fly, these bugs were offensively strong as well as agile. Because of this, the five were unable to kill them all at once.
Zhao Hai and the others inched closer and closer to the five Cultivators. At the same time, they were making sure to avoid any bugs. This allowed them to have a smooth travel with no bugs interrupting.
After flying for about eight hours, Zhao Hai and the others were already close to the five Cultivators. Although Zhao Hai didn’t feel anything, Xiong Li and the others could still get tired. As they were heading here, they took two breaks and ate one meal.
When they were already near the battlefield, Zhao Hai stopped. Seeing Zhao Hai stop, Xiong Li and the others stopped as well. Everyone looked at Zhao Hai, then Xiong Li whispered, “Little Hai? Did we reach our destination?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Not far away in front is our target. However, they’re currently fighting bugs. Let’s wait for them to finish.”
Xiong Li and the others nodded. They didn’t ask Zhao Hai about what’s ahead or anything. There was no need for such questions, they completely trusted him.
The group entered a cave as Zhao Hai took out some food to eat. While they were eating, Zhao Hai was paying attention to the state of the Cultivators.
These Cultivators were very strong. One of the two earth-element Cultivators was using a huge shield. The shield was ma.s.sive at about ten meters high. But even if the shield looked unwieldy, the earth-element Cultivator was able to handle it with ease. This caused the bug attacks to be useless against the five.
The weapon used by the other earth-element was unique as well. It was a magical treasure in the form of a bell. This bell could enlarge and shrink itself. At its current form, it was about 5 meters high. In addition to its defensive capability, it also had a sound attack. Not only was it able to protect the party, it also caused casualties towards the bugs.
The two metal-element Cultivators were attacking the bugs in tandem. One of them used a huge scissor-like weapon. The blades of these scissors weren’t straight, instead they were curved like scimitars. The blades were very sharp. No bug survived after being cut.
The other metal-element Cultivator had an ordinary weapon – a sparkling gold sword. However, this sword was different from ordinary swords. It didn’t have a hilt since its entire body was the sword. This meant that both ends of the weapon were sharp. From its looks, one could see how offensively powerful it was.
As for the wood-element Cultivator, he stood behind the group. His weapon was quite special. It was an azure-colored leaf made with unknown material. It didn’t have a sharp edge like a blade. It was currently the vessel in which the group stood on. The leaf’s surface would oftentimes radiate green light that would enter the bodies of the other Cultivators. It seems like this leaf was a treasure that can speed up the recovery of spiritual qi.
With the group’s cooperation, the bugs were getting grinded down. From the initial 1000, the bugs had been reduced to more or less 200.
However, these flying bugs seemed to be different from the eight-legged bugs. Eight-legged bugs would continue fighting to the last bug. On the other hand, these flying bugs seem to be more intelligent. Upon seeing that they were losing, they immediately retreated.
But even if these bugs wanted to retreat, this doesn’t mean that they would be successful. The five Cultivators didn’t allow the bugs to escape. Seeing the bugs retreating, the five immediately separated and surrounded the bugs. Then the five used their weapons to attack them. The shield-bearing Cultivator had also changed his weapon into a seal. It was a square seal that had a dragon turtle’s head carved into it.
The attack of this seal was very simple. When it was used, a mountain like pressure descended into the bugs. All the bugs caught in this pressure were soon turned into paste.
The last 200 bugs didn’t take long to be killed. Once the bugs were cleaned up, the five put away their weapons. The Cultivator who had the bell turned to the Cultivator with the seal and said ,”Dong Tutian, didn’t I tell you to stop attacking? Look at what you did, a lot of bugs had been smashed. You’re decreasing our loot!”
Dong Tutian coldly snorted and said, “I’ve been defending all this time, I’m feeling suffocated. And you’re one to talk, Situ Nan. That bell of yours disintegrated a lot of bugs as well.”
Situ Nan didn’t respond. At this time, the wood-element Cultivator said, “Alright, don’t fight. Let’s clean up the battlefield quickly and then leave. This cave will soon attract other bugs. We need to find a place to recover, we can’t afford another fight.”
Chapter 1240 – 1 vs 5
Pa, Pa, Pa
An applause was suddenly heard, causing Situ Nan and the others to change their complexion. Although Cultivators were more durable compared to Mages and Warriors in the Machine Field, their strength was still reduced to 60 percent after fighting all those bugs. If an enemy came at this time, then it would certainly be troublesome.
The other party making themselves known through this matter only meant bad intentions. The five looked at the direction of the clap, then couldn’t help but get stunned.
Several people in mage robes and warrior clothing came out from a pa.s.sage. The one clapping was a man in black mage robes.
SItu Nan and the others were stunned at the clothing worn by these people. Mage robes and warrior clothing were only worn in the Machine Field. And it was well-known that the folks from the Machine Field were at the bottom of the six realms. This was the first time where people from the Machine Field actually showed themselves and didn’t hide.
Zhao Hai looked at Situ Nan and the others, then he smiled and said, “Cultivators are truly strong. Your fighting strength caused me to be in awe. To be honest, I don’t want to kill you. But it’s a pity that you have the cultivation methods that I want. Therefore, even if I don’t want to, I’ll have to end your lives here.”
Situ Nan’s group of five looked at each other before they burst out laughing. Situ Nan covered his belly as he pointed at Zhao Hai and said, “Kid, are you awake? You want to kill us? You’re from the Machine Field, how can you possibly kill us? Hahahaha. I swear, this is the funniest joke I heard.”
Zhao Hai didn’t care about their reaction. He just looked at his prey with a smile on his face. That’s what people are. If you ridicule the other party and they get angry, then you would find pleasure in it. If the other people scolds you, and you scold them back, but then you turn indifferent, this would make the other party uncomfortable.
Seeing Zhao Hai’s calmly smiling, Situ Nan and the others couldn’t help but be shaken. They stopped laughing. Then Situ Nan looked at Zhao Hai with a cold expression and said, “Kid, I’m amused that you don’t know the immensity of the heavens and the earth. Leave all the bugs you killed, then we’ll let you go. Otherwise, you can go die!”
After he said that, Situ Nan let out an imposing aura towards Zhao Hai. Seeing this aura, Zhao Hai just smiled and released his own, stopping Situ Nan’s aura midway.
Upon seeing this, Situ Nan and the others’ expressions changed. It was at this time that they knew that the other party was truly threatening them.
The group immediately went on-guard. Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “You’re very weak, but you actually want this Zhao Hai’s life. I just don’t know who doesn’t know the immensity of the heavens and the earth.” As soon as he said that, Zhao Hai released a 100-layer formation in front of him. Then this formation exploded as a fire dragon burst forth and rushed straight towards Situ Nan.
Situ Nan felt the threat of this fire dragon, his expression changed but then he suddenly sneered. He doesn’t believe that a Mage could break his defenses. He moved his hand as his bell appeared before his body.
A ringing sound was heard as the fire dragon hit the bell. The bell rocked twice but it managed to block the fire dragon’s blow.
However, this wasn’t the end of the fire dragon. Like a living being, the fire dragon coiled around the bell and then ignited its body.
Others might not know how strong the fire dragon was, but Situ Nan knew clearly. He could feel the waves of attack that the fire dragon was doing. It was akin to ocean waves. .h.i.tting the bell, causing it to shiver gently. And if this goes on for some time, then the bell would no doubt be shattered by the fire dragon.
Situ Nan’s expression changed. Then he moved his hand to cast his secret art. He mouthed out some words before he whispered, “Nine Tone Method, Shake!” As his incantation completes, the bell sharply rang with a frequency much faster than before. When the bell shook, a buzzing sound was heard. Now that the fire dragon wasn’t in Zhao Hai’s control, it slowly let go of the bell before its flames shrank.
Zhao Hai’s eyes sparkled, then he laughed and said, “Alright, since your bell likes to ring, try this out.” Then he waved his hand and another 100-layer formation appeared. This formation transformed into a giant metallic hammer. Then this hammer swung itself towards the bell.
The hammer was more than ten meters in diameter and had an octagonal shape. Although it was just magic, the hammer had the imposing aura that could shake the world.
In addition the hammer, the fire dragon also charged aggressively towards Situ Nan. Although its size was smaller than before, its threatening aura still couldn’t be underestimated.
Situ Nan’s complexion changed. He didn’t expect Zhao Hai’s magic control to be this powerful. He could actually use two spells at the same time. Situ Nan quickly retreated as he made his bell make another move. The bell sounded out with tones that were uncommon to the ears.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about this change as he continued to command the hammer and fire dragon to hit Situ Nan. But at the same time, he was also paying close attention to the other Cultivators. This was a fight for life, not a fight in an arena. These people wouldn’t just sit still if they saw that Situ Nan is in real danger.
And just like what Zhao Hai thought, seeing the two attacks, the others also changed their expressions. Dong Tutian moved his hand as his dragon turtle seal flew out. Then it increased its size and exerted a mountainous pressure towards Zhao Hai’s hammer.
Zhao Hai coldly snorted, then his hammer changed direction and pounded towards the dragon turtle seal. A bang was heard before the dragon turtle seal was flung in the air. However, this impact also caused Zhao Hai’s hammer to disappear.
Dong Tutian spent a lot of strength to control the dragon turtle seal. Seeing it being thrown away, he quickly told the others, “This is bad, we need to work together!”
The other Cultivators immediately used their magic treasures to attack Zhao Hai. Seeing these attacks heading towards him, Zhao Hai moved and welcomed them. At the same time, his staff appeared in his hand. Upon waving his staff, five 100-layer formations instantly appeared and attacked the five people.
The five Cultivators now knew clearly that they couldn’t underestimate Zhao Hai. They quickly controlled their magic treasures to deal with Zhao Hai’s spells. At this moment, Zhao Hai’s staff turned into a greatsword. Then his figure vanished as he reappeared on Situ Nan’s side, already swinging his sword.
When Situ Nan discovered that Zhao Hai appeared beside him, his complexion drastically changed. Then he moved his hand to make a small shield block Zhao Hai’s strike. As the shield was broken through by Zhao Hai’s sword, Situ Nan used the opportunity to retreat. Then he took out a lot of paper talismans and threw them all towards Zhao Hai.
Just like the sound of paper tearing, Zhao Hai’s sword easily broke through the shield. But at the same time, the paper talismans turned into icicles and fire as they approached Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai waved his hand, discarding the shield that was still stuck in his sword. Then Zhao Hai waved his greatsword, breaking all of the icicles and fire with one fell swoop.
At this time, the other Cultivators also discovered the predicament that Situ Nan was in. They all loudly shouted and then used their own secret arts to deal with Zhao Hai’s magic before attacking Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai coldly snorted, then he waved his sword causing another five 100-layer formations to attack the Cultivators. At the same time, he released sword qi from the sword to attack Situ Nan.
It didn’t take long before the six combatants exchanged several moves. However, Zhao Hai was having the upper hand in a 1 vs 5. Not only did he break Situ Nan’s shield, he also made Situ Nan and the others frustrated.
The Cultivators didn’t have good expressions on their faces. They didn’t expect Zhao Hai to be this formidable. At this time, the wood-element Cultivator loudly shouted, “Draw back to a formation!” Then his figure moved as he retreated. The others retreated as well and then made the same formation as they did when they surrounded the bugs. At the same time, they also brought out their own treasures.
Situ Nan had his bell, Dong Tutian didn’t use his shield but instead his turtle dragon seal. The other people were also using the same weapons they used to deal with the bugs a moment ago. However, they were preparing another weapon as well as talismans to use at any time.
The five-element formation was Situ Nan and the others’ last resort. The five element formation doesn’t require five different elements to be used. In fact, it only needed five Cultivators. However, the effect of the formation would depend on the Cultivators using it.
The five-element formation allowed Situ Nan and the others to fight in their full strength. The more these five cooperated together, the more powerful they were.
Back when they dealt with the flying bugs, everyone only used one weapon and they didn’t take out a second one nor did they use any talismans. But now that they were fighting against Zhao Hai, their second weapon was out and their paper talismans were also being used. Naturally, they had already regarded Zhao Hai’s threat to their lives.
Seeing the five Cultivators like this, Zhao Hai laughed and said, “Alright, good. Gather around, it’s better to deal with you this way. Watch this.” Then Zhao Hai waved his hand as a 1000-layer formation appeared. The formation activated itself and under the five Cultivator’s gaze, a rift opened in the air as a meteorite dropped down. The meteorite’s target was the five Cultivators.
When the wood-element Cultivator saw this, his complexion changed. Then he operated his leaf to retreat. However, what they didn’t expect was the rift following them. Meteorites continued to fall down from the rift, falling down with immense aura. The sight was astonishing.
Seeing this scene, Situ Nan activated his bell. The bell increased its size as it covered everyone.
At the same time Dong Tutian used his dragon turtle seal to increase its size and then meet the meteorites.
The other Cultivators didn’t idle. They knew that all of these meteorites were under Zhao Hai’s control. Therefore, the two metal-element Cultivators took out their weapons and attacked Zhao Hai.
Chapter 1241 – Ancestor Appears
As soon as he saw the attackers, Zhao Hai laughed and then waved his greatsword. The sword quickly turned into a huge whip. The whip entangled the scissor as it was used to slam towards the double-ended sword.
Zhao Hai’s approach caused the two metal-element Cultivators to stare. One should know that Zhao Hai was now facing two magic weapons, not just paper talismans. Paper talismans could no longer be controlled once thrown, unlike weapons. As long as Zhao Hai exerts some pressure, then Zhao Hai could change the talisman’s direction with his whip.
Once magic weapons were sent out, they could still be controlled by their master. Magic weapons and flying swords were not much different to Cultivators. But now, Zhao Hai wanted to use another person’s magic weapon to deal with another magic weapon? Was he too arrogant?
The two Cultivators were stunned for a moment before they controlled their weapons with all of their strength. However, what they didn’t expect was that Zhao Hai was just pretending. Naturally, Zhao Hai wasn’t arrogant enough to think that he was able to control other people’s weapons. He just wanted to scare the two Cultivators. One of them immediately enlarged his scissors in order to get out of Zhao Hai’s whip. At the same time, the double-ended sword also attacked Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai laughed as he voluntarily loosened his whip before waving it downward. Then the whip turned into a hammer as it pounded towards the double-ended sword.
Dang! A loud noise was heard as the hammer hit the double-ended sword. The hammer was very strong, causing the owner of the sword to spit blood.
The owner of the double-ended Cultivator didn’t expect Zhao Hai to be his true target. Zhao Hai turned his greatsword into a long whip and then used it to entangle the scissors. After doing that, Zhao Hai tried to drag the scissors towards the double-ended sword. The two metal-element Cultivators thought that Zhao Hai was using the scissors to smash towards the sword. The owner of the scissors naturally stopped his weapon. However, both Cultivators forgot that Zhao Hai’s weapon could transform. Since Zhao Hai used the whip to pull the scissors towards the double-ended sword, then the whip was naturally pointed towards the sword. Once Zhao Hai turned the whip into a hammer, the direction of force wasn’t changed while its impact power was increased. This allowed the owner of the double-ended sword to be caught off-guard.
The Cultivator with the double-ended sword wasn’t prepared. And since Zhao Hai’s attack was very hard, the Cultivation was seriously injured. He even lost control of his double-ended sword.
Zhao Hai immediately captured the double-ended sword and then sent it to the s.p.a.ce. At this time, the Cultivator with the scissor found out that he had been fooled. His expression was ugly as he quickly commanded his scissors to attack Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai laughed, then he transformed his hammer into two tonfas. He blocked the scissors using his two arms. At the same time, Zhao Hai kicked his foot sending forth a pitch black disk. The disk was extremely fast and was releasing the sound of wailing ghosts. This was Li Chuchen’s spinning ghost disk.
This disk wasn’t for the owner of the scissors but instead for the injured metal-element Cultivator. Seeing the spinning ghost disk, the Cultivator quickly extended his hand, sacrificing a magic artifact to defend himself.
This artifact wasn’t offensive like the double-edged sword, but it was instead an earthen bowl. Once it appeared, the artifact enlarged to block the spinning ghost disk.
It was also at this moment that the owner of the scissors discovered what happened. He took back his scissors and then threw paper talismans out. Once the talismans were activated, he resumed his attack.
This exchange happened in almost an instant. The wood-element Cultivator and the two earth-element Cultivators still had their hands full. Zhao Hai’s 1000-layer skyfall magic was still releasing meteorites. They were too preoccupied with dealing with almost 100 meteorites to help the two metal-element Cultivator.
Zhao Hai’s spinning ghost disk hit the earthen bowl that the earth-element Cultivator released. The sound of impact wasn’t loud. Conversely, the sound was very flat compared to previous impacts.
This caused the two metal-element Cultivators to stare. The spinning ghost disk actually broke. The two couldn’t help but get startled. The spinning ghost disk that they knew wasn’t as brittle like this.
They had seen Li Chuchen use this spinning ghost disk before. Therefore, they knew clearly well how formidable this weapon was. Seeing Zhao Hai using the spinning ghost disk, they immediately thought about Li Chuchen. They were afraid that Li Chuchen had met an extremely unfortunate end. So they didn’t dare underestimate the spinning ghost disk.
However, what they didn’t expect was this wasn’t Li Chuchen’s actual spinning ghost disk. Instead, this ghost spinning disk was a replica made by Zhao Hai’s liquid silver staff.
It was because of this that the spinning ghost disk shattered when it met the earthen bowl. However, this didn’t mean that it was broken, the shards turned into small metallic blades that continued to attack.
The Cultivator who used the double-ended sword didn’t expect the spinning ghost disk to have a second attack. Since he was seriously injured, he wasn’t able to react in time. The small spinning blades sliced into his body, killing him instantly.
The spinning blades that hit the metal-element’s body were well-placed. One of them hit him in the heart while the other sliced his throat.
The other spinning blades proceeded to attack the scissor-wielding Cultivator. The Cultivator was surprised when he saw the blades going towards him. He quickly sent out a small shield as he retreated. The shield enlarged itself and blocked the blades.
However, the shield was split apart when it was. .h.i.t by the blades. Then the spinning blades accelerated, killing the Cultivator in five hits.
There were still spinning blades left, which continued their a.s.sault towards the remaining three Cultivators. Although the three were dealing with Zhao Hai’s magic, they still kept some attention towards their two comrades. One of the reasons why they weren’t able to help was Zhao Hai’s spell, while the other reason was because they didn’t expect the two to fall this quickly.
Seeing the two metal-element Cultivators dead and then the spinning blades attacking them, the three remaining Cultivators were startled. But fortunately, their bodies were within the protection of Situ Nan’s bell.
The two metal-element Cultivators were easily killed because they failed to notice Zhao Hai luring them outside the protective range of the bell.
Under the gazes of Situ Nan and the others, the spinning blades. .h.i.t the bell accompanied with banging sounds. Then the blades shattered into smaller blades which attacked the bell once more. Situ Nan and the others also noticed that the collision that was caused had increased in intensity.
It was now time for Situ Nan to suffer. He needed to pay attention to the meteorites while the spinning ghost blades were continuing to shatter and increase in strength. In no time, he and the other two were stuck about what to do.
Then at this time, the wood-element Cultivator said, “Dong Tutian, do you best to deal with the meteorites. I’ll deal with these spinning blades with Situ Nan.”
The two gave a nod as Situ Nan received his bell. Although the defensive capability of this bell was very good, its range was too big. Moreover, the energy it consumed was large. Having just fought a swarm of bugs, it wouldn’t take long before Situ Nan would run out of energy.
The wood-element Cultivator and the earth-element Cultivator were clear about this. So before Situ Nan put away his bell, they quickly took a few pills.
This recovery pill was specially made to act much faster compared to the Machine Field’s potions. Therefore, these pills were high-quality goods. They were handed these pills because they were joining the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion, so they were quite reluctant to take it.
Just as the three took their pills, the two dead metal-element Cultivators suddenly stood up and then attacked their former comrades with their weapons.
Situ Nan and Dong Tutian were stunned at the scene so they were quickly killed. However, the wood-element Cultivator was able to react quickly. When the two metal-element Cultivators stood up, he immediately flew back and threw a golden bowl to block the attacks.
At this time, the skyfall spell had ended its duration. Situ Nan and three others were already dead – only the wood-element Cultivator was left. But even if his golden bowl was able to block some attacks, he was still injured. His face was a little pale.
Currently, his leaf-like artifact was blocking in front of him acting as a shield. The wood-element Cultivator was looking at Zhao Hai with hate.
Zhao Hai looked at the wood-element Cultivator, then he smiled faintly and said, “Your response is very good. I didn’t read wrong, it seems like you’re the strongest among the five of you. Unfortunately, you wouldn’t be able to escape today.”
The wood-element Cultivator coldly smiled in response and said, “A country b.u.mpkin is still a country b.u.mpkin. You’re too young to understand the means of the Cultivation Realm. I’ll let you experience how terrifying Cultivators could be!”
As he said that, the wood-element Cultivator took out a piece of jade. Zhao Hai fixed his eyes on the jade and saw runes carved all over its body. It’s actually a jade talisman!
The wood-element Cultivator looked at the jade talisman with regret, then he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “You forced me to do this. Now die!” He raised the jade talisman and then declared, “Borrowing the power of the heavens, Ancestor, appear!” Then he pinched the jade talisman fiercely.
Bang! An incomparably powerful aura burst out of the jade talisman. This aura went forth and put pressure on Zhao Hai!