Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1248
Chapter 1248 – Spirit Wine and Faith Power
A Cultivator’s cultivation is a process of developing human potential and letting the body utilize this potential. Therefore, it can be said that Cultivators were somewhat experts in the human body. Even if they can’t understand other people’s body, at least they can understand their own. And this understanding began in the Body Refining period.
Cultivators in the Body Refining period would mainly cultivate their bodies. They would need to practice to a certain degree before they could start Qi Condensation.
But in Body Refining, one must pay close attention to their bodies. This was because internal injuries incurred in this period would have a huge effect during Qi Condensation. Most Cultivators who suffered internal injuries during Body Refining would be stuck at Qi Condensation their entire lives. And even if they reach Foundation Establishment, their path to Core Formation would be several times harder than most. Reaching Core Formation would be close to impossible.
Only after Core Formation could the strength of their gold core cleanse and heal their body of toxins and injures. But even then, a large amount of strength and resources would be needed.
Because of this, Cultivators always regard the Body Refining Stage as crucial. The Body Refining Stage is a process of exercising and understanding one’s own body. It was also the first realm of Cultivation and the most important one. This was because any development in this stage had a huge impact on later stages.
There were also Cultivators in the Body Refining period that would eat meals, Zheng Li was among these Cultivators. Naturally, he drank alcohol during that time. It was well known that whenever they eat meals and drink liquor, toxins will spread throughout the body. And they would have no way to clear them.
Only after reaching Qi Condensation, when they become richer, could they buy fasting pills and no longer eat meals. These toxins would become a hindrance in going through to Foundation Establishment and Core Formation.
Zheng Li was currently a Core Formation Cultivator. Since he slowly crawled towards this level from a very poor background, he knew clearly how toxins would affect the body. Even if these toxins can be removed by pills, this would still take some time to clear out.
However, after he drank the liquor, Zheng Li discovered that the liquor didn’t leave any toxins behind, nothing at all. Moreover, the liquor has a dense amount of spiritual qi. Although this spiritual qi couldn’t help Zheng Li with his cultivation, it still had little use.
This discovery surprised Zheng Li. For so many years, he looked for something that can be eaten without leaving toxins behind. Although he managed to find a few things, they were too few and too expensive, and were only enjoyed by higher-level members of Sects. Ordinary Cultivators haven’t even seen them, let alone consume.
There were also special liquors in the Cultivation Realm. These liquors were brewed using special herbs. This special liquor was named Spirit Wine. This spirit wine is free of toxins and would provide great benefits to Cultivation. However, just like others of its type, it was very expensive.
Although the spiritual qi of Zhao Hai’s liquor was different in density compared to Spirit Wine, this liquor doesn’t leave behind toxins. In other words, Zhao Hai had an inferior version of spirit wine.
In order to Cultivate, Cultivators would need to control their desires and live a life of difficulty. They couldn’t eat nor drink and would only use fasting pills in order for their progress to be smooth.
But if there’s something that was delicious and would not leave toxins in the body, then the Cultivators would certainly welcome it with open arms. After all, Cultivators were still humans in the end. They also wanted to enjoy life from time to time.
Zheng Li looked at the bottle of wine with shining eyes. He hadn’t drank liquor for a long time that he had forgotten about how it tastes. The drink that Zhao Hai took out caused him to be excited. Drinking liquor without worrying about toxins was truly a great pleasure.
At this time, Zhao Hai finally noticed Zheng Li. Looking at Zheng Li’s expression, Zhao Hai was somewhat puzzled as he asked, “Mister Zheng, is there a problem? You don’t like it?”
Upon being asked by Zhao Hai, Zheng Li finally recovered. Then he looked at Zhao Hai with shining eyes as he asked, “Zhao Hai, this liquor, where did you get it?”
Seeing Zheng Li’s appearance, Zhao Hai knew that he was shaken from the liquor. This was the best liquor that the s.p.a.ce made, but Zhao Hai wasn’t planning on telling Zheng Li this. Judging by Zheng Li’s expression, it seems like this liquor was something important. This meant that it wouldn’t be good if its existence gets known by the Cultivation Realm. This was unnecessary trouble that Zhao Hai doesn’t want to see.
Zhao Hai was very clear that he was already eye-catching. If the Cultivation Realm finds something on him, then the troubles later would be problematic. Although this was only a guess, he wouldn’t dare make a gamble. Therefore, upon hearing Zheng Li’s question, he immediately smiled and said, “This liquor, it’s a long story. I brought this wine from the lower realms. Back then, I was able to discover a strange piece of rice paddy. The rice planted there turned out to be golden, and it also exuded a unique fragrance. Due to curiosity, I took them and made it into wine. I must say, this liquor is very good. I drank a lot of it in the lower realms. Because of this wine, I quickly advanced through my cultivation. But now that the density of spiritual qi is very thick, the liquor could no longer be used. Also, I only have a few bottles of it left. I’m saving them for happy events like this.”
Zhao Hai retold the story with a pained expression. However, upon seeing Zhao Hai’s acting, Xiong Li and the others couldn’t help but laugh inwardly. They knew that Zhao Hai was clearly lying. Although they didn’t know why Zhao Hai lied, upon seeing Zheng Li’s serious expression, they had a faint guess about what was going on.
The others cooperated with Zhao Hai’s acting, albeit they were all finding the situation amusing. Although the wine that Zhao Hai took out was a bit stronger than most liquors, it wasn’t outrageously strong. What Zhao Hai said was completely nonsense.
However, Zheng Li actually believed Zhao Hai’s nonsense. This was because Zheng Li knew that it was impossible to ma.s.s produce this liquor. The Cultivation Realm looked for ways to produce these types of things for countless years, so it was impossible for Zhao Hai to do it alone. Meanwhile, treasures could still be found in the lower realms. If he found those grains of rice in the lower realms, then he might also make wine just like Zhao Hai did.
Moreover, this also explained why Zhao Hai was able to skyrocket in strength upon ascending. The properties of the wine was enough to explain it.
With this thought in mind, Zheng Li couldn’t help but feel it was unfortunate. He nodded and said, “It’s a nice wine, very good. I hoped that you had a lot in hand so that I can ask for some. It’s a pity that you don’t have much left.”
Zhao Hai gave a slight smile as he said, “It’s truly a pity. But the Cultivation Realm has a lot of treasures, why would you care about this wine?”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Zheng Li gave a bitter smile as he replied, “The Cultivation Realm indeed has a lot of treasures, but these treasures are greatly divided among a lot of groups. People like me would be courting death if I desired for them.”
Ma Rulong chuckled and said, “A lot of people envying the Cultivation Realm have no idea about the state you’re in. They imagined that the Cultivation Realm had treasures growing everywhere. They wouldn’t expect that the compet.i.tion here is much more brutal than back in the Machine Field.”
Zheng Li sighed and said, “That’s correct. I am a Rogue Cultivator. I only came to Fabio Planet because the resources allocated here by large sects are enough to support my Cultivation. Of course, this is because Fabio Planet is very dangerous. It’s considered a miracle that I was able to progress from Qi Condensation to Core Formation in this place.”
Zhao Hai and the others didn’t know what to say. And to be honest, they didn’t know how to respond. They know so little about the Cultivation Realm’s situation. The articles they read have a lot of false information. Therefore, they had no opinion about this matter.
Zheng Li looked at Zhao Hai and his brothers, then he smiled bitterly and said, “Ascenders like you are very lucky if you ascended in the Cultivation Realm. As long as you’re young, Large Sects would train you. Being able to ascend is already enough evidence that you’re talented. But for natives like me, if we want to get out of our commoner status and make our families live better lives, then the only thing we could do is work hard. The stronger we become, the better lives our families will experience. Therefore, for our families, Rogue Cultivators go all out. This is also the reason why I decided to take a gamble on Fabio Planet.”
Zhao Hai and his brothers looked at each other. They didn’t know what to say. In the Machine Field, Ascenders were being discriminated against. A lot of Machine Field natives took a disliking to them. But who would’ve thought that the Cultivation Realm looked at Ascenders as better than natives. In this realm, commoner natives were those who weren’t born into Sects.
It can be said that people in the Cultivation Realm were divided into three levels. The first level had descendants of Great Sects. These people were family members of sect members and had been raised with medicinal pills. Once they grew up, they would practice unique Cultivation Methods and would have access to numerous arts. They would also hold important positions in sects once they grow up. These were n.o.bles of the Cultivation Realm, the top echelon.
The second level were Ascenders. Ascenders were talents from the lower realms. Due to their a.s.sured talent, sects would look for them and then enrol them into the sect. They could also become part of the top echelon of the realm. Ascenders were like Knights or n.o.ble Lords. They might not belong to the n.o.ble cla.s.s, but they held status higher than commoners. And they were also able to join the n.o.ble group.
As for the third level, they were the commoners. They were peasants that were workhorses for the upper cla.s.s. Only after a family member becomes a Cultivator would their situation improve.
Zheng Li looked at Zhao Hai and the others and smiled as he said, “I’m also aware of the Machine Field’s situation. To be honest, I wished for my family to live there. At least the position of natives there is very high. But in the Cultivation Realm, commoners are slaves that Great Sects collect Faith Power from.”
Upon hearing the latter part of Zheng Li’s statement, Zhao Hai’s interest was piqued. This was because he had long been curious about Faith Power. The Cultivation Realm’s collection of Faith Power even reached the lower realms. It was very clear that Faith Power was very important for Cultivators.
Zhao Hai already had a lot of races in the s.p.a.ce that treated him as a deity. They could provide Zhao Hai with Faith Power, but Zhao Hai was ignorant about it. The nature of Faith Power, and how to collect it, Zhao Hai had no idea. Now that Zheng Li mentioned this matter, he couldn’t help but be interested. He quickly asked, “Mister Zheng, what is Faith Power? What is it used for?”
Zheng Li smiled faintly and said, “This Faith Power is a kind of sentiment produced from the heart. Everyone has this power, even commoners. As long as you truly believe in a G.o.d, then they would get your Faith Power. The strength of Faith Power heavily depended on one’s heart. The more firm the belief, the more powerful Faith Power would be. As for the uses of Faith Power, there are multiple. From controlling artifacts to causing pressure to the enemy, Faith Power can be used almost everywhere.”
Zhao Hai had the look of interest in his face as he asked, “Then how can this Faith Power be collected? It seems to be something intangible. If it cannot be felt, then how can it be gained?”
Zheng Li smiled and said, “There are many ways to collect Faith Power. But a combination of Cultivation Method and Formations is required. Methods of collecting Faith Power is a huge secret of the Great Sects. Even if you’re a core disciple, it cannot be a.s.sured that you can get your hands on it. I only heard about it from rumors.”
Chapter 1249 – We Are Friends
Although Zhao Hai was somewhat disappointed by what Zheng Li said, he didn’t let it show nor did he ask more. He knew that if he inquired too heavily on this subject, then people would be suspicious. The experts in the World of Cultivation are as common as clouds, he needed to tread carefully in these waters.
But at the same time, Zheng Li’s words enlightened Zhao Hai. If he wanted to know how to use Faith Power, then he needed to find core members of Sects and get the method from them. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to use Faith Power.
From what Zheng Li said, this Faith Power was a very good thing and it had many uses. Even if Zhao Hai has access to a large amount of Faith Power, he doesn’t have any means to make use of it. This was equivalent to having a gold ore deposit but not having the necessary tools to mine it.
The group didn’t discuss the subject further, Ma Rulong and the others were simply not interested. Zheng Li couldn’t care about it either, so the group quickly lost interest and then moved on to another topic.
After drinking two gla.s.ses of liquor, Zhao Hai looked at Zheng Li as he smiled faintly and said, “Mister Zheng, how long will you keep staying in Fabio Planet? Do you intend to stay here all the time?”
Zheng Li shook his head and said, “I won’t be staying here for long. I only stayed in Fabio Planet because I was provided a pill to reach Core Formation by the Great Sects. In exchange, I’ll stay in Fabio Planet for three years. I’m already approaching the end of my term. In a few months, I can leave Fabio Planet and be free. With my Core Formation stage, as well as my experience in Fabio Planet, I could become an elder in a sect. This will allow my family to leave the commoner life and officially enter a sect.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Being able to know Mister Zheng today is fate. How about we become friends? I don’t know if I have the honor to be one of yours?”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, everyone turned to Zheng Li, including Ma Rulong. This was because this proposition was quite important to them.
For the Machine Field, Core Formation Cultivators were extraordinary existences. And even in the Cultivation Realm, these people were considered to be minor experts. Such people generally placed among the upper half of the cultivation food chain. There were a lot of Core Formation Cultivators that wouldn’t even look at people from the Machine Field. It was as if they would lose their status if they look at people from the realm. It can be said that Zhao Hai’s proposal was a bit ambitious.
When Zheng Li saw Ma Rulong and the others looking at him anxiously, he couldn’t help but find it funny. He grew up in the Cultivation Realm so he knew how Cultivators see people from the Machine Field. Even commoners of the Cultivation Realm look down on the Machine Field. If Zhao Hai’s proposal was heard by other Cultivators, then it’s quite normal for them to be angry on the spot.
However, Zheng Li wasn’t an ordinary person. He clawed his way up from a Rogue Cultivator to where he is now. He knew clearly that commoner life in the Machine Field was much better than in the Cultivation Realm. Moreover, people from the Machine Field weren’t any worse than in the Cultivation Realm when it came to att.i.tude. And since Zhao Hai had saved his life before, Zheng Li always had a sense of gratefulness towards Zhao Hai.
Zheng Li wasn’t an ungrateful man, so when he heard Zhao Hai, he couldn’t help but laugh a bit as he said, “Aren’t we already friends? If chance permits, we should drink more in the future.”
Upon hearing Zheng Li, Ma Rulong’s eyes shone while a smile also bloomed on Zhao Hai’s face. He laughed and then held up his gla.s.s as he said, “Alright, then let me offer this gla.s.s to Brother Zheng. ” Zhao Hai has already changed how he addressed Zheng Li from ‘Mister Zheng’ to ‘Brother Zheng’.
Zheng Li didn’t oppose, he also lifted his gla.s.s up and said, “This Zheng Li is honored to be your friend. Cheers!” Then the two clinked their gla.s.ses together before downing it down. Then they laughed.
The others in the courtyard felt the atmosphere and couldn’t help but laugh as well. Then the party reached its highest peak for some time.
While everyone was happily celebrating in the courtyard, other places didn’t share the same atmosphere. The bug tide that happened underground caused all realms to lose a lot. And at the same time, n.o.body thought that Suo Liancheng who scored 13 thousand would be knocked out from first place.
When everyone heard that the Machine Field’s partic.i.p.ants had yet to return, they thought that they had all been annihilated. But as it turns out, six people survived and they all took the first six spots, pushing Suo Liancheng to seventh place. This was completely unexpected. Only a few people were calm, this included Suo Liancheng. He was now more certain that it was Zhao Hai who killed the five Cultivators from the Three Mountains Alliance.
Suo Liancheng was currently in his own courtyard, gently cleaning his golden sword. This golden sword was a special item only given to inner sect disciples. It was fast and had strong offensive strength. Using it alongside Ten Thousand Sword Sect’s Returning to Origin art made it an ultimate weapon. Sect disciples of the Ten Thousand Sword Sect used this sword to carve the name of the sect into the minds of the Cultivation Realm’s people. After Suo Liancheng joined Ten Thousand Sword Sect, he was quickly taken as an inner disciple and was given this golden sword to use. Seeing it as his responsibility to take care of it, Suo Liancheng would always take the time to clean it during his free time.
As his hand moved, Suo Liancheng’s heart calmed down. He was now more curious about Zhao Hai. The first time he got ahold of Zhao Hai’s information, he initially thought that it was fake. How could such a genius appear in the Machine Field? The information was certainly tampered with.
To be honest, Suo Liancheng didn’t care much that Zhao Hai had kicked him out of first place in the elimination round. Nor did he care about Zhao Hai killing other Cultivators. The Cultivation Realm was a cruel world. In this realm, life and death was as common as gra.s.s. If you stopped progressing, if your method wasn’t high enough, then you would die a dog’s death. What Suo Liancheng was antic.i.p.ating right now was meeting Zhao Hai in the ranking tournament.
At this time, the gate to the courtyard was pushed open. A middle-aged person walked in. This person was wearing black clothing and had a longsword at his back. From what can be seen, the sword seems to be gold as well.
Suo Liancheng looked at the man and immediately stood up and gave his greeting, “Elder.”
The man nodded, then sat beside Suo Liancheng. He waved his hand and urged Suo Liancheng to sit down as well. The Elder looked at Suo Liancheng and said, “The Machine Field’s matter, do you know about it?”
Suo Liancheng sheathed his sword, then he nodded and said, “I do. They occupied the top six positions. How could I not know?”
The Elder nodded and then said, “Do you think there’s foul play involved?” Naturally, the Elder was very suspicious about the Machine Field.
Suo Liancheng shook his head and said, “I’m afraid that’s not the case. The Machine Field gained an extraordinary genius this time, Zhao Hai. I didn’t tell Elder of this before, but while I was underground, I ran across traces of a fight between two groups of people. All signs indicate that it was Zhao Hai fighting against the five people from the Three Mountains Alliance. Since those five didn’t come back, then this meant that Zhao Hai killed them. And since Zhao Hai can kill the five of them, then it’s natural for him to kill a lot of bugs. Also, it’s not impossible for him to divide his spoils among the others from the Machine Field. But things will be clear during the ranking tournament. If the other people from the Machine Field surrender immediately, then it’s Zhao Hai who gave them their bugs. But if they don’t, then this means that the Machine Field has somehow managed to produce six monsters.”
As soon as the elder heard Suo Liancheng, his eyebrows couldn’t help but furrow. Then with a surprised tone he asked, “Really? Something like that happened? Those five kids from the Three Mountains Alliance have the Five Element Formation. If Zhao Hai can kill them, then he’s certainly strong.”
Suo Liancheng nodded and said, “It’s not just the five people from the Three Mountains Alliance. I don’t know if Elder has already noticed, but someone has yet to come back. And that person has the capabilities to survive the elimination round.”
As soon as the elder heard this, his eyes lit up and then he said, “Li Chuchen?”
Su Liancheng nodded and said, “Right, Li Chuchen. Li Chuchen isn’t weak and he could handle killing bugs. But just as we entered the caves, he seemed to be anxious in heading towards a certain direction. It was as if he had somewhere to go. Li Chuchen had contact with the Machine Field’s Water Temple before his face was slapped by Zhao Hai. It’s possible that he gave someone from the Water Temple a way to track Zhao Hai. But unfortunately for him, he underestimated his enemy.”
The Elder nodded and said, “That’s highly probable. If that’s the case, then Zhao Hai is going to be a great rival. You need to be careful when you face him. But since he offended the Three Mountains Alliance as well as Extreme Cold City, I reckon he won’t be able to live long.”
After hearing this, Suo Liancheng shook his head and said, “I don’t think that will happen. Zhao Hai is very formidable. He was able to drive back a silverback gold-winged bug back in Base Number 5. At that time, everyone thought that he used a potion to increase his strength. But from how things stand right now, it seems like that’s not the case. Moreover, when he fought with the five from the Three Mountains Alliance, I felt the aura of a Nascent Soul Expert. This should be Mu Dan using a jade talisman to call an ancestor over. Zhao Hai was able to destroy the ancestor’s avatar, this shows that he is very strong.”
The Elder knit his brow and said, “Even a jade talisman is used? Then it seems like Zhao Hai is really difficult to deal with. Is there going to be a problem in the ranking compet.i.tion?”
Suo Liancheng naturally knew that the Elder was referring to Zhao Hai. If Zhao Hai’s strength was really that great, then this tournament’s champion would be none other than him.
Suo Liancheng raised his eyebrows, then his fighting spirit rose as he softly chuckled and said, “I’m just looking forward to facing him. I hope that he won’t disappoint me.”
Seeing Suo Liancheng’s expression, the Elder gave a smiling nod. Sword Cultivators want nothing more than a good challenge!
Chapter 1250 – Collection and Usage of Faith Power
Sword Cultivators were a special group among the Cultivators. It was well known that Cultivators used a lot of means during battles. Each one of them would have several artifacts in hand at all times. It’s even possible for them to take out ten artifacts during combat. And this was in addition to spells, paper talismans, and other special items. There’s also items to help with defense. These methods would number from the dozens and even to the hundreds.
But Sword Cultivators were the opposite. Sword Cultivators honed their skills to be one with the sword. They hardly study spells nor do they use other magic artifacts. Their weapon was only one, and that is the sword!
Sword Cultivators live by their swords and cherish them as though it was their second body. They train themselves to treat their swords as though it was their hand or foot. They even regard the sword’s spirit during practice. This made the attacks of Sword Cultivators the strongest in the Cultivation Realm. Foundation Stage Sword Cultivators could even contend against normal Core Formation Cultivators. This was because they concentrated their efforts in honing their sword skills.
Sword Cultivators weren’t only known for their attacks, they were also known for being akin to swords in their personal lives. Normally, they would be like sheathed swords, with a sharpness that was hidden beneath. But when they faced their enemies, they would release an imposing aura that was like a sword being taken out of its scabbard.
A Sword Cultivator’s spirit was the same as their swords, sharp. Once taken out, it would hurt people. But if a Sword Cultivator loses their drive, they would turn into rusted swords, useless and unable to cut.
Therefore, upon hearing that Suo Liancheng was looking forward to meeting Zhao Hai, the Elder was glad. Sword Cultivators needed this sharpness. Even if the enemy was powerful, a Sword Cultivator still needs to face them with their swords. Either way, they would win heroically, or have a glorious defeat. This is a Sword Cultivator.
The Elder nodded and said, “Very good. Take some rest and prepare yourself. Other people in the tournament will be hard to deal with, especially Tu Mietan. He’s known to be very suitable for his Demonic Art. If you run into him, make sure to be very alert.”
Suo Liancheng nodded. Then the Elder stood up and left. Suo Liancheng escorted the Elder out of the courtyard before going back to his table. Then he caressed his sword as though he was caressing a lover.
Suo Liancheng didn’t care about what the Elder said about Tu Mietan. His current goal was Zhao Hai, he couldn’t care less about someone from the Demon Realm.
Suo Liancheng was akin to a mountaineer. His goal was a tall mountain, so why would he care about a small hill?
Just like Suo Liancheng, Yi Shuihan, and the others, there’s also another person who paid great attention towards Zhao Hai. This person was the Demon Realm’s first newcomer, Tu Mietan.
Tu Mietan was the Demon Realm’s most talented genius in the last hundred years. He ascended to the Demon Realm four years ago and smoothly progressed to Foundation Establishment. In this Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion, he entered as the Demon Realm’s qualifier champion. Moreover, he managed to enter the top ten in the elimination round.
However, who would’ve thought that his time in the top ten wouldn’t be long. He was kicked out soon after, and it was done by the Machine Field. Upon hearing this information, Tu Mietan found it hard to believe. But after seeing the official rankings change, he had no choice but to accept it.
Tu Mietan initially didn’t have any interest towards the Machine Field. However, after seeing the results of the elimination round, he immediately looked for information regarding the realm and its partic.i.p.ants. It was then that he discovered that this change in the Machine Field was hinged on a single person, and this person was Zhao Hai.
Tu Mietan slowly put down the information in his hand, then he smiled faintly and said, “Zhao Hai? Interesting. He actually appeared in a barren place like the Machine Field.”
At this time, Zhao Hai and the others had just finished celebrating and Zhao Hai had already returned to the s.p.a.ce. Laura and the others were monitoring the situation of other partic.i.p.ants through the monitor. They used the past few days to gain the ability to monitor the other bases. Because of this, they now knew about the other realm partic.i.p.ants.
Laura and the others saw the response of Suo Liancheng and Tu Mietan. Naturally, Zhao Hai was able to see them as well. Although he drank a lot of wine, he was no longer affected by it due to his current strength. And after returning to the s.p.a.ce, he also drank some water and immediately sobered up.
Upon listening to Suo Liancheng and the Ten Thousand Sword Sect’s Elder’s conversation, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but sigh as he said, “Suo Liancheng is indeed the Cultivation Realm’s strongest newcomer. Hahaha, sure enough, I cannot underestimate the heroes of the Cultivation Realm.”
Laura nodded and said, “With only a small amount of information, Suo Liancheng was able to get the picture. This person can’t be underestimated. But Brother Hai, since they already know that Li Chuchen and Mu Dan’s group has been killed by you, will the Three Mountains Alliance and Extreme Cold City retaliate?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I’m sure that they’ll come to deal with me. But I don’t have to worry much about it. My current strength is equal to a Nascent Soul Cultivator. People on the same level as me can establish their own sects in the Cultivation Realm. Nascent Soul Cultivators are the Cultivation Realm’s core fighting strength. Sects would need to think about dealing with one. After all, if they fail to kill a Nascent Soul Cultivator, the consequences will be serious. I’ll reveal some of my strengths in the compet.i.tion. This will make those people wary and buy us more time.”
Laura nodded and said, “With your present strength, you don’t need to be afraid of anything. But after the compet.i.tion, we need to leave the Ashley Family. Otherwise, if they can’t deal with you, then they’ll deal with the family.”
Zhao Hai agreed, “I’ve also thought about that. But there’s no need to worry. Nothing should go wrong. It’s just a pity that Zheng Li doesn’t know how to collect Faith Power and also how to use it. It’s unfortunate.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Laura smiled faintly and said, “Brother Hai, did you forget Lu Wei? Since he can collect Faith Power in the lower realms, he definitely knows how to collect Faith Power as well as how to use it. I think you should continue being friends with Zheng Li. This way, when Zheng Li joins a sect and becomes an elder, you can ask for his help to pay attention to Lu Wei. As long as we get information about him, then we can take action. Not only can we get the method to obtain and use Faith Power, we can also eliminate one enemy.”
Zhao Hai’s eyes shone, he nodded and said, “Right, I forgot about him. Good, good. And having someone on our side in the Cultivation Realm will make it more convenient for us in the future. Fortunately, Zheng Li doesn’t have any ambitions anymore. He just wants his family to live a good life. But if he wants his family to live better, he would need to be stronger. With our support, his strength will increase faster. Alright, this idea is great.”
Laura smiled and said, “In the tournament, Brother Xiong Li and the others should admit defeat immediately. They don’t have the strength to deal with the other realms. It’s best if they don’t get injured.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I think Boss Xiong and the others already understand this. There should be no problem. They aren’t the kind of people who would risk their lives just to save face.”
At this time, Margaret said, “Brother Hai, what do you feel about Tu Mietan? Why does he feel strange? I feel repugnant just looking at him.”
Zhao Hai’s expression turned serious as he answered, “Tu Mietan practices the Blood Demon art. I heard that this method requires the blood of living people to cultivate. Because of this, he has an uncomfortable aura about him. He’s been demonized. Although he has the body of a human, his mind can no longer be considered as a person.”
Megan and the others were somewhat surprised. Such a Cultivation Method actually exists. Megan’s had a blanched face as she said, “Brother Hai, why would such people survive in this world? Why don’t the Cultivators kill people like him?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s because of how powerful Tu Mietan’s Sect is. The Sacred Blood Sect is one of the Demon Realm’s Great Sects. Even Great Sects in the Cultivation Realm wouldn’t dare claim that they could destroy the Sacred Blood Sect completely. Even if a sect is brave enough to attack the Sacred Blood Sect and win, it would be after suffering heavy losses. Therefore, sects can only turn a blind eye to this situation. Also, using living people is quite a common method in the Demon Realm. The Cultivation Realm alone wouldn’t be able to stop them.”
Megan coldly snorted and said, “Those Cultivators are really hateful.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Forget about Tu Mietan for now. We don’t have any means to do anything about it. We have already offended the Three Mountain Alliance and Extreme Cold City. We also have Lu Wei, Spirit Wind Moon Emperor, and the Myriad Treasures Pavilion as enemies. It wouldn’t be wise for us to provoke the Demon Realm. Most importantly, the Cultivation Realm and the Demon Realm have different temperaments. The Cultivators wouldn’t pursue us immediately. Meanwhile, the Demon Realm’s people are lunatics. It’s possible that they’ll use all of their power to deal with us. If that happens, then we would have great troubles in the future.”
Megan nodded, she didn’t say anything more. Naturally, she was aware of Zhao Hai’s situation. Zhao Hai’s Nascent Soul-level strength might be strong, but compared to the entirety of the World of Cultivation, he was still nothing. Nascent Soul Experts dying in battle is very common here. Even if Zhao Hai has the s.p.a.ce and could survive almost anything, being chased down wasn’t ideal. Therefore, he could only hold back for now and give the Sacred Blood Sect more time.
However, Megan also believed that as long as Zhao Hai has the strength, then he’ll certainly deal with the Sacred Blood Sect. This was because if Zhao Hai couldn’t allow slavery, then the more he wouldn’t allow people being treated as livestock and draft animals.
BTChapter 1251 – Seeking Revenge
Although Zhao Hai has a sense of justice, he wasn’t a saint. It was also impossible for him to be saintly all the time. However, when important matters were involved, Zhao Hai can follow his own conscience.
After being educated for many years back on Earth, Zhao Hai was used to the idea that everyone was born equal. This idea has taken root deep inside Zhao Hai’s mind. And this ideology was also what connected Zhao Hai back to Earth.
Because of this, how could Zhao Hai possible acknowledge the existence of slavery? He had abolished slavery back in the lower realm. And in the World of Cultivation, human farms existed. So Zhao Hai needed to take care of it.
However, Zhao Hai wasn’t an ordinary man. Before he makes any move, he would have to consider the possibility of success and failure. If he wanted to help others, then he would have to see to it first that he has the ability. Wanting to help end world hunger while you’re poor was useless. These words were what Zhao Hai thought about the most.
The ranking tournament for the compet.i.tion was about to begin. Zhao Hai and the others were also leaving Fabio Planet since the tournament would be held in the Cultivation Realm’s Void Arena.
The Void Arena was a special place in the Cultivation Realm. The Void Arena was in a meteorite field. However, there were no dangers in that particular field. The Void Arena was the largest meteorite in that region. Cultivation Realm’s almighty beings were unable to replicate an arena as large as it. On the side of this huge meteorite were a lot of small meteorites…o…b..ting and looking like they were floating on its surface. On these small floating meteorites were stands constructed for spectators. This allowed people to sit above the arena and see the situation below.
All previous newcomer tournaments were held in this arena. It had become a convention for the event. Naturally, this wouldn’t change this time.
Zhao Hai rested for the evening before preparing to leave Fabio Planet the next day. To be honest, upon hearing that they were leaving Fabio Planet, the team leaders were very glad. In their opinion, Fabio Planet was too dangerous. It would be better if they left it as soon as possible.
On the other hand, Zhao Hai and the others weren’t that anxious. They had seen so many bugs underground that they weren’t afraid of the bugs anymore.
After Zhao Hai got up in the morning, he knew that they would be leaving soon. Therefore, he immediately went out of his room and went straight to Zheng Li’s place. Laura already told him the day before to establish a good relationship with Zheng Li. This way, Zheng Li could help him pay attention to Lu Wei’s affairs. Naturally, since he was planning to deal with Lu Wei, he wouldn’t hold back.
When Zhao Hai arrived at Zheng Li’s courtyard, Zheng Li who was also heading out saw him. Zheng LI stared for a moment before he smiled and said, “Little Hai, you came. I initially wanted to see you off. I didn’t expect you to come here. Come over and take a seat.”
Zhao Hao nodded and then entered Zheng Li’s courtyard. Zheng Li’s place wasn’t very big. However, the entire courtyard belonged to him alone. n.o.body could disturb him so it was very quiet.
Zheng Li was about to prepare some tea but Zhao Hai stopped him. Then Zhao Hai looked at Zheng Li and said, “Brother Zheng, we’re about to go soon so that we can prepare for the ranking tournament. Therefore, I came here to say goodbye.”
Zheng Li nodded, then he patted Zhao Hai’s shoulder and said, “Little Hai, I know that you are strong, and you can easily s.n.a.t.c.h the first place in the rankings. But you still need to be careful. You have offended Extreme Cold City as well as the Three Mountain Alliance. They would never let you go.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Brother Zheng, rest a.s.sured, I’m aware of it. Right, let me give this to you. With this, we can keep in touch even after I leave.”
As he said that, Zhao Hai handed a s.p.a.ce ring to Zheng Li. Zhao Hai could make s.p.a.ce rings whenever he wants at this point. Zhao Hai decided to give a s.p.a.ce ring because this would incur the least suspicion. Zhao Hai had the Hundred Spirit Tree, whose fruits can be considered to be the best spatial items since one could plant things inside it. However, Zhao Hai cannot give Zheng Li a fruit. Therefore, Zhao Hai could only give Zheng Li a s.p.a.ce ring, moreover, it was a s.p.a.ce ring he gained as a spoil of battle.
Zheng Li scanned the ring upon receiving it and couldn’t help but stare. This was because there were three types of things inside the ring. The first type were various types of bug parts. There were piles upon piles of them. One must know that bug parts were still very profitable in the Cultivation Realm. This was akin to Zhao Hai giving him money.
The second type were liquors. This was the same liquor that they had drank last night. All in all, Zhao Hai gave 20 bottles.
The third type was actually a magic formation. It wasn’t a huge formation nor did Zheng Li know what it was used for. Upon retrieving his spiritual force, Zheng Li turned to look at Zhao Hai in confusion.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “These bugs are spoils that we got underground. I kept some for ourselves, I’ll give the rest to Brother Zheng. You will need a lot of money once you leave Fabio Planet. Although these things aren’t worth much, I hope that it will help you. As for the liquor, I can only give you this much. The magic formation is a small transmission formation which can only be used for communication. If Brother Zheng leaves this place, you can use it to contact me. At that time, we can drink together once more.”
When Zheng Li heard this, his eyes couldn’t help but turn red. People rarely made friends in the Cultivation Realm, especially Rogue Cultivators like Zheng Li. Of course, Zheng Li had friends in the past. But unfortunately, all of them failed to form a gold core and died. Since then, Zheng Li had n.o.body to call a friend.
Although what Zhao Hai gave him weren’t very precious, it was given with the sincerity of a friend. Zheng Li felt grateful. He received the s.p.a.ce ring before he nodded and said, “Alright. Little Hai, your sentiment, I definitely won’t forget it. Once I leave Fabio Planet, I’ll contact you immediately.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright, then it’s settled. Brother Zheng, I’m leaving.” Then he bowed towards Zheng Li and left the courtyard.
Zhao Hai didn’t return to their courtyard but instead to the transmission formation. Ma Rulong and the others were already waiting for him there.
Upon seeing Zhao Hai arrive, Ma Rulong nodded towards him. Zhao Hai made a salute towards Ma Rulong before standing alongside everyone.
Seeing about a dozen people in his team, Ma Rulong couldn’t help but feel heavy. When they first came here, they were a team of more than 100 people. But as soon as they reached Fabio Planet and encountered the bugs, they started having losses. And then after the elimination round, only Zhao Hai’s group of six were left. So how could he be in high spirits now?
Although the other partic.i.p.ants were killed by Zhao Hai, Ma Rulong couldn’t blame him for it. He knew clearly that even if Zhao Hai didn’t kill them, they would still be surrounded by the bugs and be killed. Zhao Hai saved them but they actually wanted to kill Zhao Hai and take his spoils. It would be strange if Zhao Hai just stood there and accepted being bullied.
Ma Rulong sighed, then he waved his hand and said, “Let’s go.” Then everyone walked towards the transmission formation. As soon as everyone was in place, the formation lit up and everyone disappeared in a flash of light.
The transmission formation in Seamount City lit up with light before Zhao Hai and the others appeared on it. Ma Rulong waved his hand as the group headed towards the Machine Field’s courtyard. This was where they stayed before, so Zhao Hai and the others already knew the way.
What’s different this time was that n.o.body came to embarra.s.s them. Conversely, the Cultivators around them were looking at them with mixed expressions of confusion and dread.
Zhao Hai’s achievements had already spread to several circles. Faced with such achievements, the entire World of Cultivation was shocked. n.o.body could believe it, however it was true.
As soon as the Cultivators saw the Machine Field overwhelming them in the rankings, they couldn’t help but feel that this was a joke. But when they finally confirmed the idea, they felt that they were about to go insane. They couldn’t believe it. This prompted them to get information about Zhao Hai.
Information about Zhao Hai wasn’t difficult to find and before long someone had their hands on it. It was then that the Cultivation Realm knew about how much of a genius Zhao Hai was. And he was even able to fight a silverback gold-winged bug single-handedly. Upon hearing this, everyone was dumbfounded.
Silverback gold-winged bugs were very strong bugs. This was something that almost everyone knew in the Cultivation Realm. This was because legends about these bugs would often spread to the populace. It was said that a single silverback gold-winged bug could contend against two Nascent Soul Experts. Since Zhao Hai was able to drive one of these bugs out, then how strong was he? Does this mean that he can also fight two Nascent Soul Experts?
With this thought in mind, the Cultivators couldn’t help but behave. The Cultivation Realm worshipped strength above all. They also knew that some people cannot be annoyed. Naturally, Zhao Hai has been included into the group that shouldn’t be offended.
Therefore, Zhao Hai and the others wouldn’t experience any more trouble. It was also because of this that the Seamount Faction stopped their aggression. They wouldn’t dare embarra.s.s Zhao Hai, especially after knowing about his strength.
Although the Seamount Faction was a sect, their current strongest member was at Core Formation Stage. Just like any other small sect, they wouldn’t dare think about offending someone who can fight a silverback gold-winged bug alone.
There were a lot of small sects in the Cultivation Realm where their strongest experts are at Core Formation. They lived their lives cautiously. They were afraid of offending existences that could destroy their sects.
Xiong Li and the others were initially surprised about this. They heard that only Nascent Soul Experts were allowed to establish sects in the Cultivation Realm. So why do these small sects have Core Formation experts as their strongest member?
But after some thinking, they finally understood. They learned that these sects were indeed established by Nascent Soul Experts. But after a long time, these Nascent Soul Experts had either entered a long seclusion or had died. Because of this, the strongest members of the sect became these Core Formation Cultivators. This was the case with the Seamount Faction.
So after Zhao Hai and the others appeared on the transmission formation, the Seamount Faction’s people didn’t make things hard for them. These people knew that if they offended Zhao Hai’s group, then Zhao Hai might deal with them.
From the Seamount Faction’s perspective, Zhao Hai didn’t deal with them before because he wanted to preserve his strength and hide it. This way, people wouldn’t be able to know how strong he was. But now that everyone knows his strength, there’s no need for Zhao Hai to hold back. If the Seamount Faction messes with Zhao Hai, then there’s no stopping him from attacking the sect.
When Zhao Hai and the others returned to their courtyard, they discovered that it was different compared to before. The decorations of the courtyard before were very simple, appearing very low key. But now, it seems like the courtyard had undergone a ma.s.sive renovation. The interior decorations seemed very new. The signage outside the courtyard was also replaced with a much larger one. The words “Machine Field Inst.i.tute” were clearly marked on top of the entrance.
In front of the courtyard were two robots. Just as Ma Rulong approached, the two robots bowed and said, “Team Leader Ma, welcome back.” Ma Rulong nodded and then walked in.
The courtyard looked cleaner compared to before. Inside were the two Mages from before. Seeing Ma Rulong’s group coming in, they immediately offered their greetings. The two bowed and said, “Congratulations Team Leader Ma for the victorious return.”
Ma Rulong looked at the two, then he nodded and waved his hand as he said, “Alright, arrange rooms for us. We need to rest.” The two complied and immediately took care of things.
Then at this time, someone suddenly called out, “Zhao Hai, come out and face your death!” As this voice was heard, a person’s shadow was seen approaching from a distant place. This development caused Ma Rulong and the others to stare.
Zhao Hai was also surprised. Then Laura immediately sent over some information. The declaration came from a middle-aged person. The person wore black clothing. Although he was handsome, his face was twisted as though he hadn’t eaten for some time.
Zhao Hai stared, this was because he didn’t know what this person was diong. Although he was confused, he didn’t say anything. The person approached the courtyard and appeared above the inst.i.tute. Zhao Hai stared at the person and said, “This one is Zhao Hai. Friend, did I offend you?”
The person stopped a hundred meters in front of Zhao Hai. Then he coldly replied, “You’re Zhao Hai?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Correct, I am Zhao Hai. What deep enmity do we have for you to hate me this much?”
The person looked at Zhao Hai and then sneered and said, “You’re really worthy of being ignorant folk. You’re still clueless despite killing my people. Listen, this one is from the Three Mountains Alliance, Jade Mountain’s Inner Elder Helian Da. Dong Tutian who you killed is my disciple!”
Chapter 1252 – A Shallow Purpose For Revenge
When Zhao Hai saw Helian Da, he knew that he came here for revenge. However, he didn’t know for whom he was seeking revenge.
Zhao Hai replied, “So it’s Elder Helian. Dong Tutian was indeed killed by me. But this is because he was going to grab my prey. Moreover, he’ll kill me either way, so I can only make the first move. Also, Elder Helian shouldn’t forget that during the Six Realm Beginner Compet.i.tion, the contestants are protected.”
Helian Da laughed and said, “Protected? Who would protect you? You country b.u.mpkins. Do you really think that the Cultivation Realm will protect you? Stop dreaming. You’ll die today.”
Zhao Hai looked at Helian Da, then he smiled and said, “Speaking of which, if I kill you, then I’ll be chased by Jade Mountain. But if you kill me, nothing will happen. Isn’t this a bit unfair?”
Helian Da laughed and said, “Fair? You dare talk fairness with me? Let me tell you this, in the Cultivation Realm, strength is fairness. Only strong people have the qualifications to demand fairness.”
Zhao Hai looked at Helian Da with a strange look, then he said, “Why are you so confident of being able to deal with me? I really want to know where your confidence is from.”
Helian Da sneered and said, “You don’t know the immensity of the heavens and the earth. Don’t think that you have the strength to talk equally with us Cultivators. Zhao Hai, since you’re ignorant about the Cultivation Realm, then I’ll make sure to educate you today.”
Zhao Hai laughed and said, “Then I’ll gladly accept it. Let’s head out of the city, we don’t want to destroy things here.” Then he turned around and left the city with Ma Rulong and the others following behind him.
Although Ma Rulong’s strength was equivalent to the Cultivation Realm’s Core Formation experts, this was only in terms of spiritual qi density in his body. His combat prowess was still less than Helian Da. Cultivators of the Cultivation Realm had too many means to use in battle that the Machine Field had yet to learn.
Helian Da coldly snorted and then followed Zhao Hai out of the city. Although he blatantly declared revenge on Zhao Hai, he still needed to consider the Seamount Faction’s face. Of course, Helian Da wasn’t afraid of the Seamount Faction, after all it was just a small sect. The reason why he doesn’t want to offend the Seamount Faction was because doing so would invite a lot of troubles coming his way.
The Cultivation Realm wasn’t a peaceful place. A lot of small sects had been devoured by bigger sects. Because of this, small sects had found ways to continue surviving. The first method was alliances while the other was becoming va.s.sal sects.
The method of alliance is very easy to explain. Some small sects would unite and work with each other. Although the scale of these alliances wasn’t big, their unity was still something that cannot be looked down upon.
On the other hand, sects that wanted to be va.s.sals would profess their allegiance towards a nearby great sect. Once they submit, they would deliver tribute every year in exchange for protection from these great sects. It was the same as a Kingdom having va.s.sal states.
Even if Helian Da wasn’t afraid of the Seamount Faction, he was wary of the Sect behind it. If he and Zhao Hai fought inside the city, it’s certain that they would cause huge damage to its infrastructure and population. This will end up damaging the Seamount Faction.
The people of the Cultivation Realm treated their face very seriously. If you give others face, then they would give you face as well. But if you don’t give face to others, then they might want to take your life. If Helian Da’s revenge causes Seamount Faction to lose out, then that would be akin to him slapping the Seamount Faction in the face. And there was no way for the Seamount Faction to just let this go.
Because of this, when Zhao Hai proposed that they fight outside the city, Helian Da agreed.
Also, Helian Da didn’t only look for Zhao Hai only for revenge. It was more about the Cultivation Realm suppressing the Machine Field once more. The Cultivation Realm does this to everyone around them, this event wasn’t anything special.
Zhao Hai and the others unexpectedly suppressed the Cultivation Realm in the elimination round. The Cultivation Realm doesn’t want to see such people who caused them shame. Regarding the Cultivation Realm that values face, suppression was the real reason of Helian De’s appearance, not revenge.
In the Cultivation Realm, the sentiment between Master and Disciple was very shallow. It’s impossible for Helian De to hunger for revenge just because his disciple Dong Tutian was killed. Dong Tutian wasn’t Helian De’s only disciple. Moreover, Dong Tutian wasn’t his most valued pupil. There definitely wasn’t any reason for Helian De to seek revenge.
Actually, Helian De was ordered this time to kill Zhao Hai. The Cultivation Realm’s people weren’t idiots. Conversely, each one of them were old villains. Upon a.n.a.lyzing the Machine Field’s result, they knew that everything was because of Zhao Hai. Therefore, they formulated this plan to deal with Zhao Hai. And Helian De was elected to be the executioner.
The people from the Cultivation Realm fully a.n.a.lyzed every report on Zhao Hai. However, they didn’t believe all of it. How could Zhao Hai, a rookie, be able to reach the strength of Nascent Soul just a year after ascending? This was absolutely impossible. In their opinion, it was more than enough to send a Core Formation Expert to deal with Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai soon arrived outside Seamount City. This was the same hill where Gongsun Zheng was killed. Zhao Hai and Helian Da stood a distance away from each other. Meanwhile, Ma Rulong and the others weren’t far away behind Zhao Hai. Ma Rulong’s expression was somewhat ugly.
But on the other hand, Xiong Li and the others had a nonchalant look on their faces. They believed that Zhao Hai would be able to easily defeat Helian Da. This was because they saw Zhao Hai fight against Mu Dan.
Ma Rulong also noticed Xiong Li and the others’ expression. They weren’t even paying attention to the situation. Instead they were chatting as though this wasn’t an important matter.
Ma Rulong flew beside Xiong Li and asked, “Aren’t you worried about Little Hai?”
Xiong Li looked at Ma Rulong. He didn’t dare neglect the team leader, so he immediately answered, “Team Leader, rest a.s.sured. Nothing bad is going to happen to Little Hai. That Helian Da couldn’t defeat him.”
Ma Rulong was confused, so he asked, “What makes you so confident? That Helian Da is a Core Formation Expert. Even in the Cultivation Realm, he’s treated as an Elder.”
Xiong Li smiled faintly and said, “Team Leader, there’s no need to worry. Back in the bug caves, a fellow named Mu Dan used a jade talisman during his fight against Zhao Hai. This jade talisman summoned an attack that’s from a Nascent Soul Stage Expert. However, Little Hai just went through it with one punch. Helian Da is just at Core Formation, it’s impossible for him to be Little Hai’s opponent.”
Ma Rulong looked at Xiong Li in surprise. If he wasn’t certain that Xiong Li wouldn’t dare joke about this matter, then he might think that Xiong Li was lying. Zhao Hai was able to repel a Nascent Soul Expert’s attack using only his fist? What kind of strength is that?
While Ma Rulong was thinking about this, Helian Da spoke, “Good, this place has good feng shui. It’s a proper place for your burial.”
Hearing Helian Da, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but laugh. This wasn’t a forced laugh, he truly found it funny. This was because he remembered something.
Looking at Zhao Hai’s appearance, Helian Da coldly snorted and said, “Is there something funny?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I just found it funny because another Cultivator said the same thing to me. Moreover, we’re in the same place. It’s truly strange, it seems like Cultivators really like to talk a lot.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Helian Da’s expression changed, then he said, “Enough talking, prepare to die!”
Helian Da waved his hand as a earthen yellow palm came flying towards Zhao Hai. Helian Da was also an earth-element Cultivator. His hand attack held some fame in the Cultivation Realm. It was called the Five Elements Palm. The Five Elements Palm wasn’t famous for its fierceness. Instead, it was well known because it can be used by Cultivators of any element. This Five Elements Palm was actually a kind of spell.
The Five Elements Palm that Helian De used had a name – Thick Earth Palm. It was the same as any other Five Elements Palm but it had some earthen veins going along the palm’s fingers. n.o.body would dare look down on this kind of attack.
Helian Da was only probing this time, he wanted to know Zhao Hai’s strength. If Zhao Hai was killed by the Thick Earth Palm, then that would be best. But if Zhao Hai doesn’t die, then at least Helian De would have some idea about Zhao Hai’s strength.
Seeing Helian De’s move, Zhao Hai smiled before clenching his fist and punched. This fist didn’t carry his entire strength. It was just enough to meet Helian De’s palm attack.
As the fist and palm hit each other, a huge explosion resounded. The hill underneath shook from the impact. At the same time, Helian Da’s eyebrows jumped as his expression turned serious. He was very clear that his probe did nothing to gauge Zhao Hai’s true strength. This meant that Zhao Hai was stronger than he antic.i.p.ated. At this point, Helian Da has begun to consider Zhao Hai as an opponent at an equal level.
Zhao Hai looked at Helian Da, then he smiled and said, “If you want to kill me, then you’ll need to show some real skills. Probing attacks like that are useless.”
Helian Da coldly snorted, then he said, “You’ll see.” Then he waved his hand and took out a huge axe. This axe looked like a hatchet. Its shaft wasn’t long but its axe head was enormous. The axe’s entire body was golden yellow in color. It also had a dense and heavy aura. This axe was Helian Da’s weapon, the Ground Splitting Axe.
The Ground Splitting Axe was actually Helian Da’s Life Source Weapon. It was made from golden earth as well as mult.i.tudes of special metals. It took three years to make it and after it was done, Helian De immediately kept it in his dantian for nurturing. It was the weapon that Helian Da was most adept in using.
Chapter 1253 – In But Five Seconds
Cultivators of the Cultivation Realm have plenty of magic artifacts. Some of these magic artifacts were refined by the Cultivator themselves while some were spoils of battle. Besides Sword Cultivators, if a Core Formation Cultivator’s artifacts doesn’t number more than a dozen, then they would be an embarra.s.sment.
But these things were merely shallow instruments. Although the Cultivators have a lot of artifacts in hand, they only have one true weapon – their Life Source Weapon.
A Life Source Weapon was directly connected to its master’s life. Unless their master died, n.o.body would be able to take it away. And the longer a Life Source Weapon was nurtured, the more powerful they would be. Even short-lived Life Source Weapons were more powerful than ordinary weapons.
Life Source Weapons were important to Cultivators. Unless they meet a very formidable foe, then these Life Force Weapons wouldn’t be taken out.
And since these Life Source Weapons were important, a Cultivator needs to choose which artifact to designate as his own Life Source Weapon. If the Life Source Weapon wasn’t good, then the Cultivator would be greatly affected in his future progress.
People are different from each other. Two people might practice the same Cultivation Method at the same time, but they may reach a different conclusion. However, for a person to find the most appropriate Life Source Weapon for himself is very difficult.
The first consideration in choosing would be the shape of the weapon. It needs to be compatible with the user’s preference. A cowardly person would never be able to make use of a blade shaped Life Source Weapon. The blade just isn’t compatible with their character. People who use the blade needed to be aggressive, while cowards would never go in front and lead a charge. These kinds of people would rather choose a shield-type weapon or some other defensive artifact as their own Life Source Weapon.
Besides the shape of the artifact, the choice of material is also crucial to a Life Source Weapon. The material needed to go hand-in-hand with the user’s attribute while at the same time holding great potential for future growth. If a Life Source Weapon was made of ordinary iron, then it would hamper its master’s growth.
Because of this, Cultivators needed to be extremely careful in choosing their own Life Source Weapon. They would spend a very long time to determine the suitable weapon for themselves. And then they would spend an even longer time to find the materials to make it. They would need to find a trustworthy craftsman to make their Life Source Weapon as well. But if it was possible, it was best if the Life Source Weapon was made by the master himself. Then after the weapon was refined and its spirit was awakened, its owner would immediately send it to their dantian for nourishment. As time goes by, this weapon would become a Life Source Weapon.
Therefore, just by seeing Helian Da’s Life Source Weapon, one could see that he’s extremely confident in his strength, overbearing, and wouldn’t accept losing. It also meant that he’s a straightforward person that went straight to the point.
Helian Da revealing his Life Source Weapon meant that he now regarded Zhao Hai as a person that is his equal.
As soon as Zhao Hai saw Helian Da’s Life Source Weapon, he knew that things were getting serious. This was because the moment Helian Da took out his Life Source Weapon, his aura changed. The self-confident and overbearing aura was much more tangible now. Moreover, the area covered by Helian Da’s presence had expanded. This made Zhao Hai think that the weapon was something extraordinary.
Helian Da looked at Zhao Hai and then coldly said, “Zhao Hai, being killed by my axe is a great honor. Now die!” He moved his hand and then with heaven breaking strength, he sent his axe chopping down towards Zhao Hai.
Seeing the situation, Zhao Hai didn’t dare approach it empty-handedly. He moved his hand as a sledgehammer appeared. Zhao Hai didn’t throw the sledgehammer to meet the attack on its own. Instead, he charged forward and then clashed with the Earth Splitting Axe.
Helian Da’s chop was filled with imposing aura, oppressing anything it came across. It was an aura that informed everyone that it wouldn’t retreat. Therefore, Heliand Da didn’t retreat when faced with Zhao Hai. He continued his attack and before long the two weapons clashed.
Clang! The sound of the clash was akin to a hammer hitting a bell. A huge sound wave followed soon after. Even Xiong Li and the others who were at a distance were able to feel this impact. Their clothes had been ruffled by the pressure.
Then a loud sound was heard as the Earth Splitting Axe was shaken away. Helain Da’s face changed color as he coughed up blood. It was clear that he had suffered a heavy wound.
Zhao Hai looked at Helian Da, then he coldly smiled and said, “Mediocre. Is this the strength you’re so confident of when you dared to take revenge? If that’s the case, then you can stay here forever.”
Then Zhao Hai’s figure moved as he charged towards Helian Da. Helian Da’s expression changed and then he waved his hand to release a defensive sh.e.l.l in front of him. At the same time, he took out a jade bottle and pulled out a fiery red pill from inside. He threw the pill inside his mouth and then chewed on it twice before swallowing.
It was at this time that Zhao Hai’s hammer hit Helian Da’s shield. The surface of the shield had a light screen that was covered with many runes that made it look mysterious.
As Zhao Hai’s hammer striked the shield’s screen, the runes went bright before losing their power. Zhao Hai’s hammer seemed to be unaffected by the screen as its momentum was the same. Then as it hit the shield, the shield immediately turned into powder.
Standing behind the shield, Helian Da looked at Zhao Hai in great surprise. But then he took out two artifacts and sent them towards Zhao Hai.
The two artifacts were a flying sword and a double-edged blade. With its two edges, this weapon was called an edge in the Cultivation Realm.
It was clear that these two artifacts were used for offense, and their target was Zhao Hai. But since these two weapons were just thrown out, they had no coordination with each other. Helian Da didn’t control them and treated them as hidden weapons as he retreated at the same time.
Zhao Hai sneered as he charged forward. In the next moment, he appeared beside Helian Da, his hammer already swinging towards the target.
Helian Da didn’t expect Zhao Hai to be this quick. If the pill that he had taken before hadn’t acted, then Zhao Hai would have already killed him.
Helian Da expected Zhao Hai to spend some time breaking the shield so that the pill’s effects would cause his strength to increase. Even if he would suffer internal injury after, as long as he killed Zhao Hai, then he could rest easily.
He didn’t expect Zhao Hai to destroy the shield in one attack. The pill’s effect had yet to manifest fully. Helian Da’s hope right now was to retreat and buy a few breath’s of time. However, Zhao Hai actually flashed beside him, Helian Da was running out of time.
Heliand Da wasn’t given more time to make plans as he made a strange noise due to him consuming the strength of his soul to augment his cultivation. Then he used his axe to fend off Zhao Hai’s attack. Then suddenly, he felt his chest hurting. His five solid organs and six hollow organs were violently shaken and then crushed. His strength was also beginning to vanish.
Helian Da couldn’t help but lower his head and saw a silver spear stabbing through his body. Zhao Hai was holding the other end of the spear. Helian Da couldn’t help but stare. He didn’t know when Zhao Hai changed his hammer into a spear.
Helian Da died as a confused ghost. He simply didn’t know that Zhao Hai had a transforming weapon, and he was still unaware of Zhao Hai’s strength.
The time that Helian Da and Zhao Hai fought was actually very short. The two only clashed for about five seconds. However, a lot of things happened in these five seconds. Helian Da probed Zhao Hai and even released his Life Source Weapon to deal with him.
When Zhao Hai saw Helian Da’s weapon and the extraordinary changes it created, he wasn’t polite and immediately took out his weapon. With the weapon shattering formation installed, Zhao Hai overthrew Helian Da Ground Splitting axe and caused heavy damage to Helian Da’s gold core.
After injuring Helian Da, Zhao Hai didn’t stop. He quickly chased him down. Helian Da took a pill, hoping to increase his strength temporarily in order to defeat Zhao Hai. He knew that if he didn’t eat the pill, then he would die here. Therefore, he released his shield in order to buy time. He expected Zhao Hai to be blocked by his shield, buying him time for the pill’s effects to manifest.
However, he didn’t know that Zhao Hai’s hammer had several layers of weapon shattering. And with Zhao Hai’s strength added, the shield was broken in one attack. Helian Da’s plan failed, so he quickly attacked using the two weapons. But how could he have known that Zhao Hai can teleport? Zhao Hai turned his hammer into a spear and pierced Helian Da’s chest. With the weapon shattering in the spear, Helian Da’s inner armor was destroyed along with Helian Da’s organs. No matter what Helian Da does from then on, it would be impossible for him to continue living.
Zhao Hai also decided to kill Helian Da immediately because he could feel several other presences paying attention to their battle. If he doesn’t kill Helian Da immediately, then these people might join in. Zhao Hai didn’t want more trouble, so he killed Helian Da swiftly. He wanted to let these people know that he couldn’t be trifled with. This will let those people wary and they might behave themselves.
Chapter 1254 – Six Realms Battlefield
With Helian Da dead, Zhao Hai wasn’t polite as he immediately covered Helian Da with a dark mist before sending him to the s.p.a.ce. Xiong Li and the others knew that Helian Da was now going to be part of Zhao Hai’s Undead army.
As Zhao Hai received Liquid Silver, Xiong Li and the others flew towards him. Xiong Li laughed and said, “Good job Little Hai. The fight this time is shorter. You’re getting more and more fierce.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I actually want to play with him some more, but unfortunately, there are some people who can’t rest their eyes and want to see how I kill. So I can only fulfill their wishes and deal with Helian Da faster.”
Ma Rulong and the other team leaders were still shaken. They didn’t expect Zhao Hai and Helian Da’s fight to only last five seconds. And Zhao Hai won.
That was a Core Formation Cultivator, not an impudent commoner. Was Zhao Hai always this strong?
Now that they heard Zhao Hai, Ma Rulong and the others immediately understood what Zhao Hai meant. When they used their spiritual force to scan, they immediately felt several other spiritual forces converging in their direction. To be honest, Ma Rulong approved of Zhao Hai’s conduct. It was what needed to be done in order to stop a second, third, or fourth Helian Da from coming. If these people still want to make a move, then they have to consider it well. After all, their own lives were still the most important thing.
Ma Rulong looked pleasantly at Zhao Hai as he laughed and said, “Good, very good. You’re really lifting the face of the Machine Field. Let’s head back and have a drink.” Zhao Hai smiled faintly then he followed Ma Rulong back into the city.
As they were flying forward and while Ma Rulong had a positive expression, he whispered to Zhao Hai, “Little Hai, now that you killed Helian Da, Jade Mountain will certainly retaliate. You need to be careful. As soon as the ranking tournament ends, I will immediately arrange for you to return to the Machine Field. Although the Cultivators are arrogant, they wouldn’t dare attack the Machine Field.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Team Leader, rest a.s.sured. Unless they send a Transcending Tribulation Expert, they can’t do anything to me. There’s no need to worry.”
When Ma Rulong heard Zhao Hai, his body couldn’t help but shake. Then he looked Zhao Hai in the eye and said, “Little Hai, are you telling the truth? Do you really have Nascent Soul-level strength? Nascent Soul Experts in the Cultivation Realm are very powerful, they have much more methods compared to Core Formation.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Team Leader, don’t worry. After all, my weapon isn’t simple. It’s Senior Leng Wuyeng’s unfinished weapon.”
Ma Rulong paused, causing everyone behind him to almost hit his body. Ma Rulong didn’t care about them as he looked at Zhao Hai with shining eyes. He looked like a hungry wolf that just saw food.
Also in Ma Rulong’s eyes was amazement. He didn’t expect Zhao Hai to have the weapon of legend. No wonder he was so strong.
Immediately after hearing about Liquid Silver, Ma Rulong immediately gave it credit for Zhao Hai’s strength. This wasn’t strange since the legends about liquid silver were too numerous. Ma Rulong’s response was reasonable.
Ma Rulong looked at Zhao Hai with burning eyes because he heard that Leng Wuyeng once said, when liquid silver is completed, then it would allow the Machine Field to contend with the Cultivators. And it was clear that Zhao Hai verified those words. Now, Zhao Hai had the strength to face a Nascent Soul Cultivator.
After some time, Ma Rulong began to recover. He turned to look at everyone and then said, “Alright, let’s continue on.” Then he took the lead and flew forward. Everyone could see that Ma Rulong was very moved by what Zhao Hai said.
The exchange between Zhao Hai and Ma Rulong was very low, n.o.body else heard them. But it must be said that with the skills of these people, they were fully capable of listening in on the conversation. But Ma Rulong and Zhao Hai certainly wouldn’t be happy if their conversation was being eavesdropped. And with Ma Rulong’s status as well as Zhao Hai’s strength, the others didn’t want to offend them. Therefore, they had no idea what made Ma Rulong pause.
The group returned to Seamount City soon after. As for the Cultivators in Seamount City, as soon as they saw Zhao Hai and the others, they immediately got out of the way.
They were all aware of the Helian Da’s declaration of revenge as well as the fact that they fought outside the city. Now that Zhao Hai returned unharmed, this meant that Helian Da failed. It didn’t matter what happened to Helian Da, Zhao Hai’s strength has been affirmed. Since there were no powerful experts in Seamount City, they naturally couldn’t provoke Zhao Hai who could defeat a Core Formation Expert. Because of this, they behaved themselves and allowed Zhao Hai’s group to pa.s.s through.
As they went forward, Ma Rulong’s heart couldn’t help but be filled with emotions as he looked at the Cultivators around them. This wasn’t his first time in the Cultivation Realm. Therefore, he clearly knew how these people treated those from the Machine Field. When would these people make way for the Machine Field? It was even impossible for them to stay quiet while the Machine Field’s people were around. He never thought of the day where they would behave like this.
Now these Cultivators were lowering their heads and made way. They’re possibly afraid of the Machine Field’s group. This caused Ma rulong to sigh.
Before long, the group returned to the Machine Field Inst.i.tute. Upon arriving, Ma Rulong made the two Mages prepare food and wine before he pulled Zhao Hai to his room.
After closing the door to his room, Ma Rulong immediately turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, are you really using that weapon?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “The weapon has been stored in the Ashley Family’s Bone Symbol Camp. Back then, Camp Lord wanted me to choose a weapon for myself, so I chose it. Then I used materials I found in the lower realms in order to complete it.”
Zhao Hai told his story with a light tone, but Ma Rulong knew that what Zhao Hai had from the lower realms must be extraordinary. But he didn’t ask, instead he nodded and said, “Alright, alright. Little Hai, this compet.i.tion is already yours. When the rankings are finalized, I’ll have Xiong Li and the others surrender. This way, others wouldn’t be able to use them to deal with you. What do you think?”
At this point, Ma Rulong wouldn’t dare put on any airs in front of Zhao Hai. Although he was the head of the Machine Field’s delegation, he knew that Zhao Hai’s strength had already surpa.s.sed him. Therefore, whatever decision he settled on, he would ask Zhao Hai’s opinion about it.
Zhao Hai proudly smiled and then said, “Team Leader, don’t worry about this. I’ve already talked it over with Boss Xiong and the others. As long as it’s announced that the Machine Field holds the top six in the elimination round, then we have already won.”
Ma Rulong nodded and then he sighed, “But your journey wouldn’t be easy. Those Cultivation Realm folks have already begun their plot. They would also do all they can to stop you in the ranking tournament. Not only the Cultivation Realm, you also need to be careful about those from the Demon Realm, especially Tu Mietan. I heard that the kid isn’t easy to deal with.”
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare, then he asked, “Demon Realm? Doesn’t the Demon Realm have a grudge against the Cultivation Realm? Why would they deal with us? They should unite with us in order to strike at the Cultivators.”
Ma Rulong smiled bitterly and said, “That should have been the case. But we can’t do anything about it, our realm is too weak. Everyone wants to take a bite out of our territory. Although there’s nothing worth taking in our realm in terms of material resources, we still have something that other realms are paying attention to – our people.”
“Our people?” Zhao Hai looked at Ma Rulong in confusion. He doesn’t understand what he was saying.
Ma Rulong nodded and said, “Correct, our people.”
Then he sighed and said, “Little Hai, you should already be aware that our commoners have the best lives compared to the commoners from other realms. In the Cultivation Realm and the Demon Realm, commoners are treated as farm animals. On the other hand, the Machine Field treated commoners as equals. Because of this, commoners became our main fighting strength.”
What Ma Rulong said might sound contradictory. Commoners had the least fighting prowess in the Cultivation Realm and the Demon Realm. But in the Machine Field, their main fighting force were the commoners. It might sound confusing, but when Zhao Hai heard Ma Rulong, he immediately understood.
In the Machine Field, the main fighting forces were the Mechs and the Battleships. Mechs would need innately talented pilots with spiritual forces powerful enough to control their robot. Their bodies also need to be strong. Only after strict training could one become a mech pilot.
On the other hand, although the requirements for being a battleship crew was still high, it wasn’t as strict as Mech pilots. Besides its commander, most battleship soldiers were as strong as most commoners. They were responsible for operating the battleship. Even if they had different jobs, they had commoner strength nonetheless.
Since Battleships were part of the Machine Field’s fighting force, commoners became the main fighters of the Machine FIeld. And because of their influence to the realm’s military strength, it’s natural for commoners to have higher status compared to the commoners of the other realms.
Ma Rulong continued, “Because of how the Cultivation Realm and the Demon Realm treat their commoners, their commoner population is getting smaller and smaller. Due to how badly they are treated, most commoner babies would die shortly after birth. Moreover, the mortality rate of their commoners is very high. On the other hand, the commoner population of the Machine Field is constantly increasing. For the other realms, this is worthy of paying attention to. For the Cultivation Realm and the Demon Realm, the Machine Field is an untapped mine of manpower supply. But since they still have some reservations towards us, they held back.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “So it’s like that. In other words, the Demon Realm also wants to suppress the Machine Field? Hehe, so this means that Tu Mietan wants to deal with me? If he does, then that would be interesting. I happen to dislike him as well.”
Ma Rulong said, “You need to be careful about those from the Demon Realm. Although they had been suppressed by the Cultivation Realm, their cruel methods gave them strange offensive means. During life and death battles, they’re much more difficult compared to Cultivators. Moreover, those from the Demon Realm are known to use any means to achieve their goals.”
It can be clearly seen that Ma Rulong dreaded the Demon Realm. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but ask, “Leader, you seem to have a lot of understanding about them? Have you fought with the people from the Demon Realm?”
Ma Rulong’s face couldn’t help but twitch, then he said, “It’s not too early to tell you this right now. Besides ascenders who already learned magic or battle qi, families also have members who are Mages and Warriors. Moreover, our achievements are often higher compared to ascenders. Even so, the level of magic and battle qi in the Machine Field seems to stagnate. Do you know why?”
Upon hearing Ma Rulong, Zhao Hai did indeed feel strange. He looked at Ma Rulong and said, “Team Leader, why is that?”
Ma Rulong let out a long breath, then he said, “A lot of people in Families who practice magic and battle qi died. This wasn’t because of family tasks nor training, but because they died in a certain place. It’s a very special place in the World of Cultivation, the SIx Realms Battlefield!”
Zhao Hai asked, “Six Realms Battlefield? Where is that?”
Ma Rulong closed his eyes, then he slowly said, “That place is h.e.l.l, a living h.e.l.l. The Six Realms Battlefield is a subs.p.a.ce. I don’t know how huge this subs.p.a.ce is since it is very strange. It should be very enormous. But unlike the World of Cultivation that has planets, this subs.p.a.ce consists of a huge piece of land and large spans of oceans. There are all kinds of beasts inside as well as medicinal plants and treasures. It can be said that the plants harvested there comprises the majority of the Cultivation Realm’s pill ingredients. Moreover, advanced-level herbs can be found there every year.”
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be surprised upon hearing Ma Rulong. He didn’t expect such a place to exist. He didn’t say anything and just waited for Ma Rulong to continue.
Ma Rulong softly said, “One could only go there through spatial rifts. There’s also no way for transmission formations to be used on the other side. However, spatial rifts heading to that subs.p.a.ce are very rare.”
Zhao Hai continued to listen. This subs.p.a.ce seems very strange.
Then Ma Rulong continued, “Being able to establish a foothold in that subs.p.a.ce is very important to any realm. Naturally, this includes the Machine Field. But since the rifts to that subs.p.a.ce are very small, only Mechs and people could enter. Although Mechs have pretty strong fighting capabilities, its pilots would practically be killed there without the support of battleships. So if we want to occupy a place there, we need Mages and Warriors. A lot of our Mages and Warriors die in the battlefield just to protect the small foothold that the Machine Field was able to occupy.”