Chapter 494 – Plate Silk Grass
Although there was nothing in the island right now, as soon as its function as a free port goes full throttle, everything will fall into place . Do you want to do business in the island? Then you will only be provided a piece of land, the other matters are for you to deal with . If you want to use a tunnel for yourself, then go and make your own structures, the island would give you preferential treatment .
If you don’t want to make your own structure, then that wouldn’t be a problem . The island would help you construct it, however, you need to remember to pay the fees .
Zhao Hai already thought about how Iron Mountain fort had nothing right now . So what did he do about the artisans that the Aksu Empire brought here? If he didn’t use them, then it would be a pity . Because of this, Zhao Hai has thought about making a construction team and having them build some structures for him . After all, even if they are undead, their capabilities aren’t much less than those who were alive .
A group of 8th rank undead builders constructing a house, what scene would that be? Thinking about this made Zhao Hai smile . He believed that if this construction force were to be brought back to earth, their bosses would certainly make sure that they get their wages on time .
Zhao Hai used this construction group to build a small building outside the naval base first . This building would be used by the managers that he had brought from Iron Mountain Fort .
These staff that were from Iron Mountain fort was naturally Laura’s subordinates . All of Laura’s people were capable of handling an important task by themselves . Placing them in Iron Mountain to teach as well as to command undead was too much of a waste .
Zhao Hai didn’t really want to kill those coolies and artisans . However, he didn’t have any choice since the artisans themselves took up their own weapons and fought against him . Because of this, Zhao Hai had no choice but to end them .
A thing that made Zhao Hai happy was the number of Mages present this time . Majority of these Mages were Earth Mages and Water Mages .
This was because they had the most use in constructing a naval base .
Aksu Empire got together and sent forth about a thousand Mages . Moreover, the levels of these Mages aren’t low since they needed to create a naval base at the shortest time possible . This was to ensure that the Aksu Empire held the advantage in the future sea battles around the island .
However, it was a pity that this naval base was handed to Zhao Hai . Originally, Zhao Hai wanted to wait until the fleet stepped foot on the island before he made his move and extinguish them . Who would’ve known that as soon as the fleet arrived, they would immediately construct a naval base . This gave Zhao Hai an idea, they want to construct a base? Fantastic! Then he would just have to wait until they are done before he stepped in and clean them up .
It would be impossible for all of these builders to participate in making the small building . Zhao Hai was planning to make a five story building, the first floor would be used for working, while the remaining ones are going to be used for living quarters . The remaining coolies and artisans were sent out to repair the roads of the island .
Zhao Hai remembers a very famous slogan in China . If you want to be rich, then build proper roads first . If Zhao Hai wants to attract merchants to Golden Island, then he would naturally have to provide them with a good environment . So Zhao Hai was also preparing to improve the overall facade of the island .
What was something that was abundant in the island? The answer was tunnels . There were a lot of tunnels and caves in the island . Some of them were interconnected with each other, while some were just dead ends .
Inside those tunnels and caves were weeds that needed to be dealt with . But when Zhao Hai saw these weeds, he found out that they were weeds that he hadn’t seen before . He became curious about them so he placed some of them into the Space, “Thousand-year old grass detected . Has strong medicinal functions . They might look like individual blades of grass, but all of them are interconnected with each other, making the grass
grass have a strong vitality . It is recommended that the host transfers all of the grass into the Space . The Space would use its property to improve its grass as well as the growth of the plants inside . ”
The Space didn’t hint that the grass can make it level up, nor did it provide the rank of the grass . However, the function of the grass made Zhao Hai glad . With these properties, he didn’t wait for a moment before he started to collect them .
As long as he can upgrade the Space, Zhao Hai wouldn’t hesitate even if he needed to uproot all of the weeds inside Golden Island .
Presently, the way that Zhao Hai can receive items have become much easier . In the past, he would open a spatial rift before he can store the items . Now, after the Space has gone through its upgrades, as long as the item was within a kilometer from Zhao Hai, he can immediately get them . Even if it was underground, it didn’t matter, it can still be absorbed into the Space .
Zhao Hai immediately moved, it took him five days before he swept the island clean of weeds . Every weed and shrub was received into the Space .
Zhao Hai was very surprised when he was taking the weeds . When he gets them, he also made sure to get the soil a meter around them as well . He was afraid that he might damage the roots of those weeds .
However, Zhao Hai didn’t expect that the roots of these weeds could actually reach more than 2 meters into the ground, some of them were even rooted into the bedrock .
After Zhao Hai took every plant in Golden Island, the Space gave a prompt, “Massive amounts of wood energy received . Space’s level has reached 49 . Plants can be improved, making them interdependent . The Wood energy has been added to the Metal energy, upgrading the host’s body . Host has now acquired Plant Manipulation . ”
When Zhao Hai heard this announcement, his mind went blank . At its current state, it was really very hard for the Space to level up . With the amount that he took in, he only managed to upgrade the Space by one level .
But Zhao Hai having Plant Manipulation
Plant Manipulation was a very extraordinary matter . He can already control metal, now he can control plants as well .
He also knew that with all of his efforts, he can only control 100 jin of metal at most . With this, he also knew that he would need to practice Plant manipulation in order to be good in it .
But all in all, Zhao Hai was very happy . At this point, the only thing that bothered Zhao Hai was the fact that there was no longer any vegetation present on the island, it was now a barren island .
Zhao Hai clearly knew that it would be troublesome if there weren’t any vegetation on the island . When a storm comes, landslides and mudslides could become common . When that happens, the island wouldn’t be suitable for humans anymore .
While Zhao Hai was bothered, he suddenly heard fluttering of wings . Zhao Hai was surprised, did the Space release a flying Magic Beast on its own? At this time, the sound of the wings vanished, then while Zhao Hai was confused, a voice came, “Young Master, I levelled up!”
Zhao Hai stared, then when he followed the sound, he saw Cai’er . Cai’er wasn’t finger sized any more, she was now almost as tall as his arm, but her outfit wasn’t changed . However, it wasn’t undeniable that Cai’er had indeed leveled up .
Cai’er flew towards Zhao Hai’s side before she said, “Young Master, this is fantastic! With my level up, even a dozen 9th ranks wouldn’t be able to damage me . I can also make more branches . I can control the plants in the Space as well as improving them . I can even fuse two seeds together in order to make a new seed .
Zhao Hai was surprised, he s looked at Cai’er and said, “Cai’er, are saying the truth? Did you really level up?” Cai’er nodded and said, “Young Master, I really leveled up . ”
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but laugh happily and said, “Fantastic! Cai’er, that’s fantastic . Right, I have a problem, you can see that all of Golden Island’s vegetation has been uprooted by me . I want to plant new ones here, what do you think I should plant?”
Cai’er looked at Golden Island and made some calculations before she turned to Zhao Hai and said,” Young Master, there is a there is a plant that is very suitable for Golden Island . It’s a plant in the Space’s shop called Plate Silk Grass . According to the Space, it is a recreational plant . If it is planted in an incompatible land, then it would take a few years before it fully grows . Since it’s very compatible to Golden Island, it would grow on its own when planted . It also has some medicinal effects according to the Space . After improving its seeds, it would become more suitable for the island . Young Master can plant some seeds and spread them all over the island . If you sprinkle them with the Space’s water, they would be able to grow quickly . And when they reach their full growth, Young Master can then leave them alone . Every year, young master can also harvest some plate silk grass three times . Plate Silk Grass can be made into medicine . It can also be woven, items made from woven Plate Silk Grass can bring benefits to both Mage and Warrior cultivation . The effect can continue for two years . ”
Zhao Hai stared, then he looked at the shop . Not only did this plant exist, it actually appeared in the Journey to the west . This thing was truly a recreational plant . In the past, Zhao Hai didn’t see this plant in the store, it seems like after the Space leveled up, it suddenly appeared .
Zhao Hai looked at its price, 1000 gold coins for single bag that can cover a hundred mu of land . But Golden Island’s area seemed to be about a hundred thousand mu . If Zhao Hai wishes to plant Plate Silk Grass all over the island, he would need to fork out 1 million gold coins .
Without hesitation, Zhao Hai immediately bought more than 1 million gold’s worth of Plate Silk Grass seeds before he spread it around the island and watered it with Spatial Water . There wasn’t a limit on Spatial Water now, so Zhao Hai can feel relieved in using it this way .
After being watered with Spatial Water, the Plate Silk Grass immediately started to grow . Zhao Hai didn’t think that it would only take ten hours before the whole island would be covered by Plate Silk Grass .