Chapter 445 – I'll Hand it Over to You
Zhao Hai didn't know about any of these, he wasn't monitoring them, it wasn't necessary. After Megan returned to her room, Zhao Hai immediately took her in to the Space.
Megan liked staying inside the Space now, this was because the air inside the Space is very good. There were also a lot of animals that would accompany her, making her very happy.
Additionally, Megan had the lowest level among the group. So Zhao Hai wanted Megan to practice inside the Space. Megan was a Water Mage, and was found to be compatible with the Goldmetal Fruit. But her current level was too low, therefore, Zhao Hai had her work hard inside the Space to reach a high enough level to eat the Goldmetal Fruit. No matter what, she needs to reach 8th rank.
Megan entered the Space and told Zhao Hai about everything that happened. Looking at Megan's scared face, Zhao Hai smiled and said, "It's okay, I already agreed to it. You telling me this right now actually made me happy, after all they are your family. Right, do you really want to go with me to Jade Water City tomorrow?"
Megan nodded and said, "Of course, at this point I wouldn't be able to sleep outside the Space. I blame you for this."
Zhao Hai and Laura couldn't help but laugh, the environment inside the Space was truly fantastic. After someone spent a long time inside, they would find it awkward to go out again.
After they laughed, Laura turned to Zhao Hai and said, "Brother Hai, I expect to not have any troubles in Jade Water City, we can just go to the Capital afterwards. Also, after we reach Carson City, when will you plan to visit His Highness Charlie?"
Zhao Hai thought for a moment and said, "I'll head to Charlie after we arrive at Carson City, then to the Calci Family. We belong to the family, so they should give us some room to be polite. But Charlie on the other hand needs special attention, that's why I'll be visiting him first. Moreover, if we visit Charlie first, nobody would think that the Calci Family had any part in our partnership."
Megan just looked at Zhao Hai and didn't speak. Her current experience regarding these things was too low. There were a lot of things to consider in this matter, so at this time she can only listen.
Zhao Hai turned to Cai'er and said, "Cai'er, do we have anything to harvest? It's God's Grace Day, it’s certain that those marine products will sell well in the capital. We also need to have some for the Clan."
Cai'er nodded and said, "Yes, we have some in the sea, river, and the hot springs. This time, we can take them all to Carson City."
Zhao Hai nodded, then he turned to Laura and said, "Laura, we should leave behind some good products for Mu'er, he's unfamiliar with Jade Water City. He needs to do great these days."
Laura smiled and said, "It's alright, no need to worry. Recently, their lives in Jade Water City is very good. Although the city wasn't as good as Sky Water City, it is still an important port city of the Rosen Empire. Since you gave them enough money as well as products, there isn't anything worth worrying about."
Zhao Hai nodded, "That's great. They're working very hard as well. They are now one of our tentacles outside. Also, I think we should open up our shop in Sky Water City. What do you think?"
Laura nodded, then she turned her head to Megan and said, "I think we should ask Megan about this matter. Megan hasn't been talking much lately, that's no good."
Megan stared, then she immediately replied, "No, no, I don't know any of these matters. I cannot just speak irresponsibly. I dare not talk."
Zhao Hai looked at her and faintly smiled, "It's alright, so do you think we should open up a shop in Sky Water City?"
Seeing that there was no way for Zhao Hai to let it go of the matter, Megan looked down and thought for a moment, then she said, "I think it should be okay. You're now engaged to me, and Daddy likes you, moreover, I already talked about you to Grandpa. So I don't think the Calci Family would be opposing you any longer. But if we want to gather intelligence, it isn't good to rely on the Calci Family, so I think we should get a shop."
Laura and Zhao Hai nodded. Hearing Megan say that made them think that she has truly regarded herself as a member of the Buda Clan and not the princess of the Calci Family anymore. This was good for them.
Zhao Hai smiled and said, "Alright, then we'll open a shop at Sky Water City. But I think this would have to wait until the next year. At that point, we'll have to rely on Megan."
When she heard Zhao Hai, Megan shook her head, "That's not good. Although I grew up in Sky Water City, I don't really know much about the things happening there. If we open a shop, I wouldn't be much of a help."
Zhao Hai smiled, "Just give it a try. Among us, you are still the most familiar with Sky Water City. In the end, you're still the princess of the Calci Family. There wouldn't be anyone in the city that won't dare give you face."
Megan looked at Zhao Hai and saw that he really wanted her to give it a try. She didn't say anything more, just nodded and said, "Alright, I'll try."
Zhao Hai nodded and said, "It won't be too soon anyway since we have a tight schedule. Tomorrow we still need to head towards Jade Water City, although we don't have much to do there, we still need to see Trezebo."
Laura and the others nodded, then they went to rest. The Space was quite good right now, Zhao Hai didn't need to worry so much.
The next morning, after having breakfast with Randolph, Zhao Hai's group left for the seas again. Zhao Hai released the Haven last night so now it was docked at Sky Water City waiting for Zhao Hai.
But Randolph and the others already knew that this ship was just an act that Zhao Hai did. Although they didn't know how Zhao Hai travels around, they were sure that it definitely wasn't by ship.
After Zhao Hai and the others embarked, the ship quickly left the harbor. Zhao Hai didn't immediately head to Jade Water City via the Space. If people knew that they arrived at Jade Water City just as they left the harbor of Sky Water City, they would be quite sure that Zhao Hai had a Spatial Ability, there was no other way of travelling this fast other than Spatial Teleportation.
ZHao Hai and the others didn't go to the Space and just stayed on the deck and smelled the scent of the sea. It was quite while since they got to sail so they just sat down and enjoyed the view.
While sitting on the ship and watching the other boats coming and going, Zhao Hai sighed, "I really hadn't thought about it while we were at sea back then, but now, I noticed that the continent is actually really cold."
Laura also sighed, "The continent is indeed very cold, it was good that Cai'er was present in Iron Mountain Fort. Otherwise, the place would be cold as well, unlike the likeable Iron Mountain Fort that it is now."
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and then turned to Megan, "Megan, do you like it here? You grew up here as a child. To be honest, I don't like the cold here."
Megan smiles, "I actually got comfortable with Iron Mountain Fort, I prefer being there now. The comfort there is incomparable with Sky Water City, the winter in Sky Water City is too repugnant."
Zhao Hai smiled and then looked at the time, "We'll wait for a while and then go to Jade Water City. When we reach there, we must finish our matters as soon as possible then go to Carson City. We have a little time to spare in order to prepare for the holiday."
Megan and the others smiled as well, then continued chatting on the ship. Two hours unknowingly passed by, when Zhao Hai's ship left Sky Water City he immediately entered the Space. From there they went to Jade Water City,
The place where they chose to appear was somewhere outside Jade Water City. When they arrived outside, they didn't ride the Bull-pulled Carriage and instead rode horses to enter the city.
They went to Mu'en's shop first. The shop was very busy since God's Grace Day was approaching. This was the best time to sell items on the continent and Mu'en's shop capitalized on this. Although Haven products weren't very popular in the Rosen Empire, it gradually became recognized by the people because of its quality.
And since the people wanted to eat good food in God's Grace Day, and since Haven products were inexpensive and good, it was very popular with those who didn't have much money.
When Zhao Hai saw that the shop was very busy, he couldn't help but smile. Then he turned his head to Laura and said, "Looks like Mu'en works pretty well. When we sell expensive stuff later, the income surely wouldn't be low."
Laura smiled and said, "It wasn't all because of Mu'en, the products from the Space are also very good. And adding on to the fact that Charlie favors you, people wouldn't dare not give you face. All of these are the reasons why business is doing very well."
Zhao Hai smiles, "No matter what, if Mu'en wasn't that skilled, the shop wouldn't be able to reach this far. Let's go talk a bit with Mu'en, then we'll go to the City Lord's Mansion and see Trezebo. After that, we'll head to Carson City."
The group then went to the back courtyard. When Mu'ern's family saw them, they immediately went and fetched Mu'en. At this point, except for some important figures, Mu'en wasn't required to man the counters."
The group headed to the living room after Mu'en arrived. Zhao Hai looked at Mu'en and smiled, "Mu'en, you did really good, very good. Right, the recent batch of marine products, did they get taken care of?"
Mu'en nodded and said, "They're taken care of. I gave them personally to Trezebo, it has been recorded as well. I can show them to the Young Master."
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, "I don't need to see them, I'll be handing the marine products business over to you. From time to time, show the accounts to Laura, I don't like to look at those things."
Laura smiled and turned to Mu'en, "God's Grace Day is approaching, what are you planning to do? Is everything in your family ready?"
Mu'en was stunned as he looked at Laura and Zhao Hai. He understood that if Laura asked about it, it certainly came from Zhao Hai.
Chapter 446 – Pure Iron Armor
Mu'en quickly replied, "Prepared, rest assured. How about the Young Lady, are you prepared for the holidays?"
Laura smiled, "We've already prepared well. We'll be accompanying Megan along with the Calci Family in God's Grace Day. Of course, we'll also go to Divine Grace Fort."
Zhao Hai nodded, "Well, let's not talk about these anymore. I'll leave you some marine products for your family to enjoy for God's Grace Day. If I find out that you sold them as well, then I will be angry."
Mu'en understood Zhao Hai, he faintly smiled and said, "Young Master can feel relieved, I'll promise to not sell them. Don't worry."
Zhao Hai nodded, then he turned to Laura and then to Mue'n, "We're going to see Trezebo. Then we'll be heading for the capital. We won't be going back here for a while. If anything happens, send a message through the Blood Hawk."
Mu'en nodded, "Alright, Young Master can feel relieved, If anything happens, I will immediately send you a message."
Zhao Hai nodded, "I'll leave you ten thousand undead, but don't reveal them as much as possible. The troubles wouldn't be small if people find out."
Mu'en nodded, then exchanged some words with Zhao Hai. After that, Zhao Hai led Laura and the others to the City Lord's Mansion. There were also a lot of people outside the mansion. Carriages came and went one after another. They looked like they contained gifts. The line was very long.
Seeing this scene, Zhao Hai couldn't help but smile faintly. For him, it seems very intriguing. He can remember back on Earth that if an officer blatantly gives a gift, they might not get killed, but the next day they would certainly be dismissed. But in Ark Continent, they would give their gifts personally and also the most noticeable manner as possible.
When the people saw Zhao Hai, some of them immediately went over and gave him greetings. Zhao Hai also smiled and chatted with those people before he headed to the City Lord's Mansion.
Once Zhao Hai passed by, a man beside one who greeted him asked, "Old Friend, who was that person? Why do I see that you're more respectful to him than you did with the City Lord?" There were also people around them who didn't know about Zhao Hai. When the person heard the question, he laughed, those who didn't know Zhao Hai just stayed quiet.
The man scolded the person who asked and smiled with disdain, "Of course you don't know, you don't have any qualifications to do so. Let me tell you why I gave him more respect than the City Lord. It is because he's a member of the Buda Clan, his name is Zhao Hai, the patriarch of the Buda Clan. He's also very favored by the Third Prince Charlie. With his undead, he managed to kill 200 thousand soldiers as well as six 9th rank level experts. Now you ask me why such a person deserve such respect?"
When the person asking heard the man, he froze, with a shocked face he said, "That was Zhao Hai? I heard that he's been called the most powerful Dark Mage in the battlefield. I didn't think that he would be so young. That man has several women on his side, was one of them Megan?"
Those around them who didn't know about Zhao Hai were shocked as well. They knew about Zhao Hai's present status on the continent. Their status among nobles weren't very high, but they were still well-informed. Naturally, the news that they received were exaggerated. Instead of killing 100 thousand people, they heard that Zhao Hai killed 200 thousand. And instead of killing four 9th ranks and two Divergent Ability Users, they heard that he killed six 9th ranks.
Although this was the case, they still managed to grasp Zhao Hai's standing in the continent was higher than them. This was why they were very surprised when they knew that it was Zhao Hai who just passed by.
ZHao Hai didn't know about any of these. When he arrived at the main entrance of the City Lord's Mansion, Trezebo came out. The City Lord didn't care about those in front and immediately went to Zhao Hai, "Little Hai, you came back, I didn't think you'd come this time."
Zhao Hai stared at Trezebo's manner. To others, this seems to be nothing, but this showed Trezebo's wisdom. First, it was said to make their relationship closer and the second was to gauge Zhao Hai's reaction.
Zhao Hai smiled and said, "Why wouldn't I come, isn't it going to be the holidays? I'm going to visit Megan's home and then stop by to see His Highness."
When Trezebo heard Zhao Hai, a flash of happiness was seen on his eyes. Then he immediately replied, "Alright, come in quickly." After he brought Zhao Hai inside the living room, Trezebo gave out a few crystal cards to Zhao Hai and said, "Little Hai, this are your share of the profits from the first batch of marine products. You can tell me if you're unsatisfied. Do you want to see the account books?"
Zhao Hai smiled and said, "No need to read the books, there's no reason to deceive me over some small money because I may not cooperate with you later. Right, in the future, you can hand these money over to Mu'en, no need to wait for me."
Trezebo smiled and said, "Alright, I'll give the money to Mu'en in later transactions. You can just ask him to look at the books."
Zhao Hai nodded and smiled, "I'm here to see you during the holidays and give you some seafood. These things are what I recently obtained. These are the finest seafood, don't give them to His Majesty, they're yours. I already have some for myself as well as His Highness."
Trezebo smiled and said, "Alright, I'll accept it. Right, there's also something I need to give you." Then he went back and before long he came out while bringing a set of clothes.
The garments looked very ordinary, just like something that a Noble would wear. Not like the kind of traditional noble clothes and was instead quite casual. It was something that would make one at ease when worn.
Trezebo gave the clothes to Zhao Hai and said, "This was something good I acquired before. I heard that Dwarves made it. Don't underestimate clothes made by dwarves, they're known to be very good. This was made of some light metal, it has good defensive strength as well as magical resistance. There are only a few of them on the continent. When I obtained this, I intended to give it to his highness, but now I'll give it to you instead."
Zhao Hai stared, then Laura's alarmed voice said, "Pure Iron Robe! This is Pure Iron Robe!"
Zhao Hai didn't understand, he turned to Laura and said, "Pure Iron Robe? What is Pure Iron Robe?"
Laura looked at the clothes and said, "The given name of this item is the Pure Iron Robe. There were initially five of them made by the Dwarves. Right now, there are only three of them left, two were destroyed. And it were 9th rank experts who destroyed the two. This weaved iron garment is a treasure even to the Dwarves. I heard that the Dwarves had one while another on is in the hands of the Radiant Church, perhaps the Pope. I didn't expect the last one to be here."
Trezebo apparently didn't know as much as Laura, he turned to look at her and said, "Miss Laura, I actually don't know what's special about this robe."
Laura nodded, "This iron robe was made from a kind of metal that Dwarves rarely used. This item isn't just as tough as iron, it also has formidable defensive power. The most important thing about this was that it can actually cleanse the body, expelling dirt that attaches to it. It is a rare treasure that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Another great thing about this was that it was made from something called Pure Iron, some people call it Mother Iron."
Zhao Hai and the others were still confused as the looked at Laura. Seeing their expressions Laura knew that further explanation was needed, "Mother Iron was a rare ore used by the Dwarven Race. When this metal is surrounded by stone, the stones would turn to iron. The Dwarves researched this metal for a long time. At first what they got was poisonous iron. So they made their Mother Irons into weapons, but they soon found out that the weapons were very light, the metal wasn't easily melted either. In the end, they stopped making weapons out of it and stored the made weapons away. Even the iron that the Mother Irons produced were kept away."
Laura stopped for a while. Zhao Hai and the others still didn't understand. According to Laura's description, then the material wouldn't be susceptible to be a dress, right?
Laura looked at the others and then added, "But afterward, a talented Dwarf appeared and found a method to remove the toxicity of the Mother Iron. Now, the Mother Iron cannot infect its surroundings and was turned into a normal metal. But the dwarves called this metal Pure Iron, it meant that it was the purest form that iron can be. The more Dwarves found it difficult to process a metal, the better metal it was, and the more they wanted to turn it into useful things. The Mother Iron has already been turned to weapons, so they already know how to do that. And also, after many years of research, they finally found another method of processing it. They would let a Metal Silkworm eat the Mother Iron and then process the silk produced after into cloth. Afterwards, they finally were able to make this Pure Iron Armor."
Zhao Hai and the others knew that this Metal Silkworm aren't one of the very famous Magic Beasts in the continent. They have a very mild temper, and never attacked people since they had no means of attack. But their defensive capabilities are very strong. Their diet solely focuses on metals. No matter what kind of metal they eat, they can digest it, which was the main reason for their great defensive abilities. Even an average 9th rank expert would find it hard to take them away. Also, if they eat a certain metal, they would produce silk of the same type. If you let it eat gold, it would produce heaps more. It somehow produces more than what it ate.
They didn't think that the method to produce this robe was actually like this. This was really not so simple, Trezebo regretted slightly, he didn't expect this garment to be very precious. If he knew this information beforehand, he wouldn't have given it to Zhao Hai but to Charlie instead.
When Zhao Hai saw Trezebo's expression, he smiled faintly and handed the Pure Iron Armor back in Trezebo's hand and said, "Trezebo, I don't want these, you should give it to His Highness. This is too precious, if His Highness knew that you gave such a thing away to anyone else, then he wouldn’t' feel so good. It's fine, its not something I want anyway."
Trezebo gave Zhao Hai a grate ful look and said, "I've been unfair to Little Hai. I really didn't know that this would be that precious. You should understand my difficulties."
Zhao Hai smiled, "Of course I understand, here take it. Right, make sure to tell nobody about this, or else people might steal it."
When Trezebo heard Zhao Hai, his expression couldn't help but change. With clenched teeth, he handed the Pure Iron Armor to Zhao Hai and said, "Little Hai, I'll leave these clothes to you. When you arrive at Carson City, please give it to His Highness in my behalf"
Zhao Hai smiled, "No need to be polite. Rest assured, I will hand it ot His Highness personally. I wouldn’t dare covet this item."
Trezebo laughed, "You're mocking me. Hahaha. Right, since I didn't get to gift you something, please stay for a meal and some drinks. We'll drink since you're leaving tomorrow. Are you able to make it on time?"
Zhao Hai laughed, "Able? Of course. Let's go and drink."
At this point, Zhao Hai was naturally happy. This was because when he received the Pure Iron Robe into the Space, a prompt was heard, "Unusual Radioactive Material detected. May affect environment, can transform surroundings into metal. Has Metal element Origin energy. Metallic ore output of Space increased. Space upgraded to level 48."
This prompt made Zhao Hai incomparably happy. He really didn't think that this Pure Iron Armor would still have it s original ability from the Mother Iron, but just reduced. People didn't detect it, but the Space surely did. As long as it still held its ability, it didn't matter how strong it was, it can still upgrade the Space and use it to strengthen themselves.
Now that the Space had obtained a new ability, Zhao Hai was happy. He believed that the Pure Iron and Mother Iron in the Space would get more and more. As long as he obtains them, he can make as many Pure Iron Armor as he can. Therefore, he really didn't think about this Pure Iron Robe that Trezebo had.
Laura and the others didn't know about these. But they weren't very greedy. For them, the Space was the most important thing. A robe like this wasn't very special.
On the other hand, Trezebo really commended Zhao Hai in his mind for being not greedy regarding items that weren't his. He now thought that even if a pile of gold was placed in front of Zhao Hai, the young man wouldn't even bat an eye. This was the type of person that one wanted to be friends with. Trezebo was very honored to know such a person.