Chapter 1225 – Fire Dragon Daoist
Dongfang Yu slowly opened his eyes. His eyes had a hint of shine one them. At the same time, his aura was very different from before. He really didn't expect the fire dragon sword to be this mystical.
Dongfang Yu looked around him and discovered that he was in Zhao Hai's room. Remembering that Zhao Hai had nowhere to stay in, he immediately got up. He didn't know how long he had been in seclusion or whether he had missed the competition.
Upon thinking about this, Dongfang Yu immediately opened the door and left the room. When he got outside, he saw Xiong Li and the others chatting, but Zhao Hai wasn't there.
Xiong Li and the others heard the sound of a door opening. When they turned their heads, they quickly saw Dongfang Yu. They immediately surrounded him as Xiong Li said, "Dongfang, how are you? Did you benefit greatly from your seclusion?"
Dongfang Yu nodded and said, "I gained a lot. Where's Little Hai?" Xiong Li's expression turned difficult as he looked at Dongfang Yu's room, then he said, "Let's head inside first." Then he pulled Dongfang Yu towards Zhao Hai's room.
When he saw Xiong Li's response, Dongfang Yu knew that something must have happened. Upon entering the room, Dongfang Yu immediately asked, "What happened? Did Little Hai have an accident?"
Xiong Li looked at Dongfang Yu and said, "Tell us about what happened to you first."
Dongfang Yu nodded and said, "I closed up because Little Hai helped me unseal the fire dragon sword. I didn't expect that unsealing the fire dragon sword would result to this. As it turns out, the fire dragon sword was the life source weapon of the almighty Fire Dragon Daoist. Fire Dragon Daoist died from a severe injury he gained during a fight. He sent a wisp of his consciousness into the fire dragon sword before sealing it. When Little Hai removed this seal, I received that consciousness from the Fire Dragon Daoist. It included a cultivation method known as the Divine Fire Dragon Art. There is also a set of fire dragon sword techniques. Besides that, the Fire Dragon Daoist also imbued the sword with a fraction of his strength. I managed to assimilate the Fire Dragon Daoist's energy and made it my own. At this point, I no longer have battle qi inside me, all of it has been transformed into fire dragon true qi. It can be said that I'm already practicing the Cultivation Realm's methods. I'm also much stronger than before."
When they heard this, Xiong Li and the others let out cold breaths. Then Sun Fei murmured, "That's good, at least Brother Hai's efforts weren't wasted."
Dongfang Yu heard this and couldn't help but knit his brows as he said, "What's happening? Little Hai had an accident? Tell me!"
Xiong Li sighed and said, "The night you suddenly closed up, a massive army of bugs attacked the base. Little Hai made us defend here while he went to the wall to help alongside the others. The bug attack was very fierce, the base was having trouble defending. Then afterwards, a silverback gold-winged bug attacked. It's a bug that's equivalent to a Nascent Soul Expert of the Cultivation Realm. However, the base's Nascent Soul Experts were not present. They were still chasing the silverback gold-winged insect that attacked before. Little Hai wanted to escape, but you were still closing up and cannot be moved. Little Hai went back again and repelled the powerful bug. This was originally a good thing. But after thinking about it for two days, Little Hai couldn't be that strong. It's possible that he drank a forbidden potion in order to repel the bugs. After he came back from fighting the bug, he immediately secluded himself. This confirmed our suspicion that Little Hai burned his potential to gain temporary strength. We know that Little Hai's strength will be affected because of this. We just don't know how much damage he suffered."
When Xiong Li finished speaking, Dongfang Yu stood up, tears were already in his eyes. Then he said, "Little Hai, you silly brother. How can you do this? This favor, Elder Brother will certainly remember!"
Xiong Li and the others were also low-spirited. After staring at the ground for some time, Dongfang Yu solemnly said, "Now that I have become stronger, and have practiced a Cultivation Realm's method, I can now formally join a sect. Perhaps the Cultivation Realm has a pill that can cure Little Hai."
When they heard Dongfang Yu, Xiong Li and the others stared. People from the Machine Field could only look up to the Cultivation Sects. This was because the requirements to join one were too high. Those who joined a sect were shackled to the sect for their entire lives. Paying obeisance to a sect wasn't something that an average person could bear.
Xiong Li looked at Dongfang Yu and said, "Are you sure?" Dongfang Yu stopped for a moment before he nodded and said ,"I've decided. After this competition ends, I will enter a Cultivation Sect. I'll find a way for Little Hai to cure his condition."
Xiong Li and the others didn't stop him and just nodded. But at this time, a voice was heard, "If you leave and join a sect, then what would happen to our plan to establish a base?"
Xiong Li and the other stared, then they turned their head and saw Zhao Hai smiling at them. They were stunned. Dongfang Yu looked at Zhao Hai and said, "Little Hai, is that you? Why are you out? Are you fine?"
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "I’m fine, Second Brother, rest assured."
Xiong Li and the others quickly surrounded him and inspected his body. Seeing everyone acting concerned, Zhao Hai said, "I'm really fine. I didn't drink any strange medicine. Relax."
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Xiong Li and the others relaxed. Xiong Li then looked at Zhao Hai in confusion and said, "That's not right. You didn't drink anything? Then how can you be strong enough to repel a silverback gold-winged bug? Don't tell me you're really that strong?"
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said ,"Boss Xiong is correct. I'm that strong. Actually, it's not purely my own. My weapon is also very powerful." Then as he said that, Zhao Hai turned his hand and took out Liquid Silver.
Xiong Li and the others proceeded to inspect Liquid Silver, but they couldn't find anything special about it. Zhao Hai saw their expressions and couldn't help but smile. Then under Xiong Li and the others' gaze, Liquid Silver transformed and turned into a shield.
Xiong Li and the others stared as Zhao Hai transformed Liquid Silver into 18 different weapons before turning back into a staff. It took a while before Zhao Hai's brothers were able to recover. Looking at the staff in Zhao Hai's hand, Xiong Li's eyes shone as he said, "Little Hai, what is that thing? How can it transform?"
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "Can you remember a legend back in the Machine Field? The one about a certain weapon that was left unfinished?"
When they heard Zhao Hai, Xiong Li and the others gawked. If it was mentioned that there was an unfinished weapon in the Machine Field, people would immediately think about Liquid Silver. It's quite a famous legend.
Xiong Li and the others looked at Zhao Hai in shock. Sun Fei said, "Brother Hai, you mean that this is the unfinished weapon that Leng Wuyeng left behind?"
Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he nodded and said, "Correct. This is the weapon that Senior Leng Wuyeng failed to complete. I managed to finish it and gave it the name Liquid Silver. What do you think? Pretty good right?"
Dongfang Yu's head was in disarray, he looked at Zhao Hai and asked, "How is that possible? Didn't people say that nobody can complete that weapon? How did you do it?"
Zhao Hai chuckled and said, "I used a clever method…" then Zhao Hai told them about numerous methods that Liquid Silver could be completed. While listening to Zhao Hai, Dongfang Yu had no choice but to believe him. The brothers couldn't help but shift their gazes towards the staff in Zhao Hai's hand.
They had heard about this weapon. It was said that Leng Wuyeng made this weapon in order to combat the Cultivation Realm. Its might was supposed to be peerless, but it was left unfinished. Now that it had been completed, it allowed Zhao Hai to repel a silverback gold-winged bug. Wasn't it too strong?
Zhao Hai looked at his brothers and said, "It's because of this staff that I managed to defeat the silverback gold-winged bug. Liquid Silver is most suitable to those who are both Mages and Warriors. I happen to practice both professions, so I managed to display its powerful might."
Xiong Li and the others nodded, they couldn't help but look at Zhao Hai in envy. Seeing their expressions, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "There's no need to feel envious. I'm currently looking for a way to make replicas of Liquid Silver. Although it wouldn't be as strong, it would still be stronger than most staff and weapons. If I managed to do it, I'll definitely give you one."
Hearing Zhao Hai say this, Xiong Li and the others' eyes lit up. Sun Fei said, "Elder Brother Hai, are you telling the truth? I heard that Liquid Silver requires a lot of materials. Moreover, most of it has been depleted. Can you still make replicas of it?"
Xiong Li and the others stared at Zhao Hai, afraid that Zhao Hai would tell them that he couldn't do it. Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "Don't worry, some materials can be substituted. However, this will make the replicas weaker. But I can assure you that its ability to transform will be retained."
When Zhao Hai said this, the brothers cheered. This was excellent news for them. A transforming weapon, whether to a Mage or a Warrior, was a very good item to have.
It took some time before Xiong Li and the others calmed down. At this time, Li Kuangren looked at Zhao Hai and asked, "Right, Little Hai, since you're fine, why did you close up? You made us worried for nothing."
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "I closed up, but does that mean that I have taken a forbidden potion? Hehe. If they want to think like that, then let them. When the time comes, I'll clean them up in the competition. As long as we make good achievements, we no longer need to care about them. We'll establish our own base and be independent."
Dongfang Yu nodded and said, "Right, we can be independent. Also, after we're done here, I'll teach you the Divine Fire Dragon Art. When that time comes, we brothers can run rampant in the battlefield."
The group laughed. They were looking forward to their glorious future!
Chapter 1226 – The True Goal Of The Elimination Round
The reason Zhao Hai revealed Liquid Silver was because he was preparing for the future. He clearly didn't take a forbidden potion. Although everyone was thinking that he did, they would certainly know the truth once the competition began. When that time comes, Zhao Hai would need a reason for his immense strength.
Liquid Silver was the best reason. It already had a great reputation not only in the Machine Field but also in the Cultivation Realm. If Zhao Hai puts forth that this was the reason for his strength, then it's highly probable that people would be convinced.
The group chatted for a while before Zhao Hai looked at everyone and said, "I'll stay closed up in the next few days. You act the same as before, don't let anyone have any ideas. Also, you should be careful of Streep. That guy hates me to the bones. I might not be able to do anything to him at this time, but don't worry. When the elimination round comes, I will kill him. Just look out for him before that time comes."
Dongfang Yu raised his brows and said, "Streep dares to plot? I don't like that guy either. Let's not wait for the elimination round. If I see the opportunity, I'll clean him up."
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "Don't bother with it. He can't do anything at this time. Let him live a few more days. Brothers, I'll head back first. Act as you did before." Then he disappeared back into the room.
Xiong Li looked at the spot where Zhao Hai vanished from and then sighed as he said, "No wonder Little Hai is so strong. I heard before that during a battle against the Zhang Family, the Ashley Family became stranded in the Rainbow Meteorite Field. Little Hai managed to save them by using space magic and teleporting everyone back to Ashley family's planet. I found it hard to believe before, but now, it seems like Liquid Silver made Little Hai formidable."
Dongfang Yu smiled faintly and said, "We can't just put all merit to Liquid Silver. Little Hai is also quite strong himself. Otherwise, he wouldn't be able to use liquid silver. I'm relieved now. Right, Boss Xiong, you said that we'll be independent in the future, wouldn't our families stop us?"
Xiong Li coldly snorted and said, "Of course they'll stop us. But we only need to get good results in the competition. Especially you and Little Hai. As long as your results are good, then even if the rest of us want to be independent, nobody would be able to stop us. After all, keeping us from each other is basically offending all of us."
Dongfang Yu nodded, then he said, "When we have the time, I'll teach you the Divine Fire Dragon Art. Let's see if those fellows from the Machine Field would still dare to offend us."
Xiong Li sighed and said, "The Divine Fire Dragon Art should be alright for Little Fei. But for the rest of us, we wouldn't be able to practice. And even if we could, it's just not compatible for us."
Dongfang Yu nodded, "Alright, then let's just kill Cultivators in the elimination round and snatch their cultivation methods. If Little Hai can unseal the Fire Dragon Sword, then he could definitely unseal those jade slips."
Xiong Li nodded and said, "I'm fine with that. Alright, let's head out. Don't let those fellows suspect anything. Act serious." The others nodded with a chuckle. Then they immediately put on their solemn faces.
Time passed by little but little. At this point, almost everyone believed that Zhao Hai consumed a forbidden potion. Looking at the solemn expressions that Xiong Li and the others wore, this belief was further cemented. There were all kinds of rumors saying that Zhao Hai has died or was going to. In any case, nobody was saying good words about Zhao Hai.
Xiong Li and the others didn't stop these rumors. Rumors were like this, the faster you want it to stop, the further it would spread. However, Xiong Li and the others weren't idling either. They were also investigating who started these rumors.
After several days of investigation, Xiong Li and the others finally traced the origin of the rumor. It seems like Streep was the one propagating fake news about Zhao Hai. With this discovery, Xiong Li and the others quickly thought back to Zhao Hai's words. Streep does indeed want to deal with them.
Dongfang Yu almost couldn't stop himself from killing Streep. In the end, he was calmed down by Xiong Li. Without anyone knowing, Dongfang Yu's temperament became more and more explosive since he practiced the Divine Fire Dragon Art. He was even more explosive than Li Kuangren. This caused Xiong Li and the others to be worried.
Days passed and the date for the elimination round was getting closer. The participants from the other realms had also arrived at Fabio Planet. They didn't come ahead of time thus they weren't caught by the recent battle. They suffered no losses and their numbers were healthy.
It was now three days before the elimination round begins. All participants had arrived. In addition to surviving for seven days in Fabio Planet, they must also hunt bugs and then bring back their useful parts. The more you take back, the more points you would gain. By the end of the elimination round, those who get the top 100 points would proceed to formal matches.
The past elimination rounds wouldn't have this high rate of elimination. Sometimes they would even conduct several rounds in order to select the top 100. This was the first time where the formal competition would immediately happen after the elimination round.
Upon hearing this information, Zhao Hai was happy. He was confident that his group would be able to reach the top 100. When that time comes, the Machine Field would obtain more benefits while their position in the competition would be higher.
Moreover, Zhao Hai knew from the Space the reason why the Cultivation Realm had the elimination round happen in Fabio Planet. This was because they wanted to cull the bug population!
The Cultivation Realm had no method to deal with the bugs in Fabio Planet. The stronger experts they send, the stronger the newest generation bugs would be. This caused the Cultivation Realm to be afraid. If they sent experts that were too powerful, then the bugs might gain the ability to get out of Fabio Planet. And with the Bug Race's reproductive ability, this would definitely be a great disaster for the Cultivation Realm.
Because of this, the Cultivation Realm needed another method to trim the bug race's population. This method was very simple, it was to send less powerful people and clean up the weaker members of the bug race. Although this wouldn't cause the bugs to be exterminated, at least it reduced its population. This method has been quite effective in controlling the bug race's development.
And as it turns out, it was time to trim the bug population once more. Because of this, it was decided that Fabio Planet would be the place for the competition's elimination round. This would serve two purposes, to conduct the competition, and to trim the bug population. It was killing two birds with one stone.
The Cultivation Realm also had another purpose. Through this competition, they would be able to eliminate the upcoming experts from the other realms. This way, the Cultivation Realm would stay on top of the six realms.
Cultivators could easily survive in Fabio Planet. Moreover, the Cultivation Realm had conducted multiple operations against the bug race. Because of this, the Cultivators were more experienced in dealing with the bugs compared to the other realms. This elimination round was heavily favored towards the Cultivation Realm.
The Cultivators had been culling the bug race's population multiple times now. And every operation would incur huge casualties. Now that the elimination round was going to be in Fabio Planet, they would kill the bugs while also weakening the other realms. The Cultivation Realm was using this competition as an opportunity to kill any future enemies to the realm.
After knowing about the Cultivation Realm's plans, Zhao Hai couldn't help but sigh. The Cultivation Realm's plan was very good. Even if other realms knew about it, they still wouldn't be able to do anything.
Seeing that it was almost time, Zhao Hai decided to head out. He didn't want Ma Rulong to be too anxious. He said his goodbye to Laura and the others before he left the Space.
Just as he went out of Dongfang Yu's room, Xiong Li and the others immediately surrounded him. They knew that Zhao Hai was fine, but they needed to act in order to fool others. Therefore everyone was looking at Zhao Hai with worry.
The others also discovered that Zhao Hai had gone out. But this time, their gaze towards him was different. In the past, they always looked at him with fear. But now, their expressions were clearly showing schadenfreude.
Zhao Hai didn't care about them and just greeted Xiong Li and the others. At this time, Ma Rulong came out. He just heard that Zhao Hai had shown himself. So he went out and immediately asked, "Little Hai, you're out? How are you doing? Are you alright?"
Of course, Zhao Hai knew everything that Ma Rulong did for him. He greatly respected the team leader. So he stood up and then bowed to Ma Rulong before answering, "Team leader, I'm alright."
Ma Rulong went to Zhao Hai and then inspected him. Then he said, "Are you really alright? If there's anything you need, just tell me. I still have some influence in the Machine Field."
Zhao Hai knew what Ma Rulong meant. In the past few days, Ma Rulong had been constantly inquiring about medicine that can cure Zhao Hai's problem. It seems like the team leader was truly concerned about him. And now that he was out, Zhao Hai needed to tell Ma Rulong to calm down. So Zhao Hai told Ma Rulong, "Team Leader, rest assured. I'm really fine. You don't need to worry."
Seeing that Zhao Hai doesn't look injured, Ma Rulong nodded and said, "Alright. It's fine if you don't want to participate in the elimination round. Don't overwork yourself."
Zhao Hai smiled and said, "Team Leader, I'm truly fine. I'll participate in the elimination round. Moreover, I'll ensure that my brothers can enter the main tournament." Zhao Hai's voice was very low, only Ma Rulong and those very close by heard it.
Hearing these words from Zhao Hai, Ma Rulong's eyes couldn't help but shine. He looked at Zhao Hai and was met with an affirmative nod. Ma Rulong quickly turned ecstatic. He patted Zhao Hai's shoulder and said, "Alright. Then I'll keep my eye on you. You don't have to care about others. As long as you can accomplish what you said, you have already achieved the highest merit for the Machine Field."
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "Team Leader, don't worry." Ma Rulong nodded before he left.
Xiong Li looked at Ma Rulong and then looked at Zhao Hai. Confused, he asked, "Little Hai, why did you say those things to the team leader? Moreover, it seems like you give him a lot of respect."
Chapter 1227 – Clever Bugs
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "It's because the team leader deserves my respect. Everyone thought that I took a forbidden potion, even the team leader. However, he didn't give up on me even though the Machine Field's higher-ups wanted to. Now, tell me, does he deserve my respect?"
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Xiong Li and the others nodded with understanding. Everyone looked at Ma Rulong's back, their faces showing their respect.
Now that Xiong Li and the others had completely seen Zhao Hai as a brother for life, everyone Zhao Hai deemed to be good would earn their respect. And those that Zhao Hai deemed evil were also their personal enemies.
But at this moment, Dongfang Yu remembered something. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, "So the news that you had taken a forbidden potion, everyone in the Machine Field knows about it? Does the Ashley Family know? How did they react? How is Margaret?"
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "Second Brother, there's no need to worry about it. Margaret will have no problems. As for the Ashley Family, they're taking it well. The Ashley Family needs talent, and if they want to win talents over, then they need to treat me well. Therefore, there's no need for you to worry about my position."
Li Kuangren looked at Zhao Hai in confusion as he asked, "Little Hai, do you have close contact back there? Why do I feel like you know everything?"
Zhao Hai just gave a smile along with his answer, "Of course I know everything. Margaret's been telling me the news. Don't worry about it, nothing will happen. As long as we win this elimination round, all voices of doubt will disappear."
Li Kuangren and the others didn't ask any further. They already knew that Zhao Hai had a lot of methods. Moreover, Zhao Hai had already gained their absolute trust.
At this time, Streep walked in from outside. His face still held that eternal smiling expression, he looked like a good Young Master. After Xiong Li and the others saw Streep, their expressions couldn't help but sink.
Streep acted like he didn't see Xiong Li and the others' change in expression. He continued smiling as he said, "Hello Mister Zhao Hai. I have shown you my shameful side during our previous battle. I just realized that I don't know the immensity of the heavens and the earth. This time, since Mister Zhao Hai has entered seclusion, I'm sure that your strength has increased once more."
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "Mister Streep is too polite. But I really did gain some benefits in my recent seclusion. If time permits, then I would like to spar with Mister Streep once more." Streep gave a polite nod and said, "Very well, I will certainly spar with Mister after the elimination round."
Zhao Hai smiled and said, "Then see you at the formal matches."
Streep also nodded, "See you at the formal matches." Then he turned around and left.
The dialogue between the two was very polite. One couldn't smell even a whiff of gunpowder in the air. If someone had no idea, then they would think that the two were good old friends. Nobody would suspect that both parties wanted to kill the other.
When Streep left, Xiong Li couldn't help but snort as he said, "Little Hai, why the need to be polite to that guy? If it was me, I would have already dealt with him. That will wipe that smile off his face."
Zhao Hai slightly smiled and said, "He wants to joke with me with hidden intentions, so I joked with him with my own hidden intentions. He looks like he wants to test me, but I think he's showing off. He thinks that I'm already dead. But isn't that better? Let's see him smile after we deal with him in the elimination round."
Dongfang Yu let out a long breath and said, "It seems like even if we don't look for him in the elimination round, he'll be the one looking for us. Streep has won over a lot of people lately. I'm afraid these people would join him in attacking us."
Zhao Hai replied, "Me becoming the champion of the realm qualifiers offended a lot of people. Now that I have fallen, they would take the opportunity and take my place. I won't blame them for it, but I just hope that they don't regret their decision."
Li Kuangren coldly snorted and said, "Of course they'll regret it. They'll regret ever stepping foot on this planet."
Sun Fei sneered as well, "Those idiots. Even if I'm all alone, I still won't side with Streep. That guy is obviously a villain at first glance. Those who get convinced by Streep won't even know how they will die. They always think about benefits, now look where it got them."
Zhao Hai chuckled, "They'd better not follow Streep in attacking me. Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to stop myself from adding them into my Undead Army."
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Sun Fei was curious. Sun Fei got closer to Zhao Hai and said, "Elder Brother Hai, I've been hearing about your Undead army for some time now. How many Undead do you have? 1000? 2000? 10,000?" Xiong Li and the others were also very curious. They heard that Zhao Hai had raised an impressive number of Undead creatures. However, they had never seen Zhao Hai use any Undead.
Zhao Hai looked at Sun Fei and said, "I'll let you see them when the elimination round starts. I assure you that I have more Undead than you can imagine."
Xiong Li and the others stared at Zhao Hai, not convinced at all. Li Kuangren held Zhao Hai's shoulders and said, "Kid, you better tell us now. Or else, things will get ugly."
Zhao Hai just laughed it off and said, "Don’t worry about it. How about we go and have a drink? I haven't drunk in the last few days. I'm feeling thirsty."
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Li Kuangren who was also a drunkard himself, immediately let go of Zhao Hai and said, "Alright, let's drink! Drink!"
Xiong Li and the others looked at Li Kuangren's abrupt change in attitude and laughed. However, none of them dallied as they quickly sat on the nearest available table.
The other people in the courtyard watched the group. But this time, instead of envy and jealousy, they felt a bit of joy and happiness. In their eyes, Zhao Hai was saying his last goodbyes.
Three days went by quickly and the elimination round was about to start. Zhao Hai didn't feel anything. This time, he was certain to pass the elimination round. There was no need to be anxious.
Zhao Hai wasn't anxious, but this doesn't mean that others felt the same. Xiong Li and the others were a bit nervous. After all, they would have to face the bugs that they fought last time. Not only that, they would also face the participants from the other realms. Those people weren't easy to deal with either.
The day of the elimination round.
Zhao Hai walked out of his room and saw Xiong Li and the others already waiting for him. Everyone's faces looked serious. Zhao Hai couldn't help but chuckle as he looked at them and said, "What's wrong? Didn't have enough sleep?"
Xiong Li sighed and said, "I can't sleep. Damn. I have been waiting for this day for a long time. But now it's here, I suddenly don't know what to do."
Zhao Hai smiled and said, "Don't be nervous about it. Especially now that we don't have to be on our own. Just relax." Then as he said that, Ma Rulong came out of his room. Everyone else was also out in the courtyard. Everyone had nervous looks on their faces.
Nobody could blame them for being nervous. After all, today they will not only face the Bug Race, they will also go against the various geniuses from the other realms. Among the participants in the competition, the Machine Field had the worst when it came to raw strength. In almost every competition, the Machine Field would populate the bottom 100.
Ma Rulong looked at the participants in the courtyard and saw that everyone was divided into three groups. The first group was led by Streep. It was the largest group with more than 30 people. The next group was headed by Zhu Chen with members numbering more or less 20. The last and smallest group was Zhao Hai's with only five members. As for the rest, they had perished in the last two battles against the bugs.
Ma Rulong looked at their nervous eyes as he lightly sighed and said, "Let's go." Then he led the other team leaders to leave the courtyard.
Their target was the transmission formation. People from the other realms didn't go to Base Number 5 since only the Machine Field were assigned to the base. People from the other realms went to other bases in order to participate in the elimination round. And each realm would enter a different transmission formation at a different base.
Zhao Hai and the others already knew that the location for the elimination round would be the underground of Fabio Planet. The underground of Fabio Planet was the world of the Bug Race. Countless bugs constantly dug tunnels to the point where nobody knew where the beginning was nor the end.
These underground transmission formations were also established by the Cultivators, albeit at a high price. This was in order for the bugs underground to be regularly cleaned up.
When Zhao Hai and the others arrived at the transmission formation, they saw Zheng Li already there. As soon as he saw the Machine Field's people, Zheng Li quickly walked forward and then gave Ma Rulong his greetings, "Team Leader Ma, everything is ready."
Ma Rulong nodded, then he waved his hand. This was a signal for Zhao Hai and the other participants to enter the transmission formation. When Zheng Li saw Zhao Hai, he quickly stepped forward. Then after giving a salute, he said, "Zhao Hai, I'll have to thank you. No matter the reason, you still saved Base Number 5. Thank you very much."
Zhao Hai hastily returned the salute. Then he smiled faintly and said, "There's no need to be polite. It wouldn't be proper for me to not move while being inside the Base. Otherwise, my friend would be involved. This is a fight between humans and bugs, this has nothing to do with realms."
Zheng Li nodded. Then he looked at Zhao Hai and said, "Zhao Hai, you're an unlikely friend that I gained. I wish you luck. I hope you live and return."
Zhao Hai laughed and said, "Then I'll take advantage of your good wishes. Rest assured, I will certainly live and return!" Zheng Li nodded. Then he waved to a person nearby who started the transmission formation. It didn't take long before Zhao Hai and the others vanished.
Zhao Hai felt a flash of white light before he felt a bit dizzy. But as the light slowly faded away, Zhao Hai suddenly felt a dangerous intent coming straight towards him. He immediately shouted, "Be alert! The bugs are here!"
As he shouted, Zhao Hai erected a 50-layer formation shield that protected his group. Xiong Li and the others also took their weapons out.
As soon as the others heard Zhao Hai's shout, they knew that they couldn't treat this matter lightly. Zhao Hai had reminded them several times before, and each warning was real. At this point, all of them believed in Zhao Hai's words.
Sure enough, as the light vanished, the Machine Field's participants saw themselves stunned. The cave was several hundred meters high and spanned nearly ten thousand square meters. Naturally, the size of this cave wasn't the surprising aspect. The cave was full of bugs. One of those bugs were the eight-legged bugs they had fought before. The sight caused everyone present to feel their hairs go up.
While the Machine Field's participants were dumbfounded, the insects quickly threw themselves towards the transmission formation. Even Zhao Hai was feeling cold as he saw the amount of bugs present.
Zhao Hai quickly said, "Let's go!" Then he waved his hand causing Xiong LI and the others to disappear from the transmission formation.
Others weren't as lucky. Upon seeing the approaching bugs, everyone else from the Machine Field immediately turned frantic. Spells and sword qi were sent forth with no abandon. A lot of those present took out their secret items and used them.
Mages repeatedly used their staff as they sent 100-layer formations to both attack and defend.
Warriors were doing the same. They waved their weapons non-stop as they sent sword qi. Some warriors also took out some bombs from their spatial equipment. The battle quickly turned vicious. But as this was happening, Zhao Hai and the others had appeared in another cave with no insects inside.
As soon as they reappeared, Zhao Hai let out a breath of relief. He found this place through the Space's monitor. But when he recalled the scene just now, he couldn't help but feel cold.
Xiong Li and the others also let out long breathes. Sun Fei wiped a cold sweat as he said, "That was terrifying. How many bugs were there? 10 thousand? 20 thousand? 50 thousand? 100 thousand? There's too many to count."
As he breathed out, Dongfang Yu added, "Why do I feel that the bugs knew that we would appear there. Were they waiting for us?"
Zhao Hai nodded and said, "I feel the same way. It seems like the bugs were not fools. Conversely, they seem to be very clever. It's possible that they knew about the transmission formation a long time ago. Therefore, they waited there. Upon seeing us appear, they immediately attacked. I didn't expect them to be this intelligent."
Li Kuangren nodded and said, "Right, I didn't expect those insects to be intelligent. Little Hai, didn't you say that you'll fight the bugs using your Undead? How about now?"
Xiong Li and the others turned to look at Zhao Hai. Dongafang Yu nodded and said, "Right, Little Hai. I really want to see how many Undead you have."
Zhao Hai looked at the others and couldn't help but laugh. Then he said, "Alright, since you want to see my Undead Army, here it is!" Then he waved his hand and sent out a batch of Undead from the Space.