Chapter 502 – Swatting Some Bugs Down
Randolph read the other words on the certificate. But when he said these, the other nobles felt their hearts tighten.
In Ark Continent, there aren't any wedding pledges. This was because men were dominant in this society, and polygamy was allowed. Because of this, nobody would say vows during marriage.
When the nobles heard Randolph, they thought that Randolph was angry with Zhao Hai for having multiple wives. He asked this question in order to create some obstacles in Zhao Hai's path. Now, everybody present wanted to see Zhao Hai's reply.
Zhao Hai looked at the eyes of his to-be wives and smiled faintly before saying, "I do!"
Those under the stage burst into thunderous applause. Randolph kept his calm and turned his head towards the brides and said, "Laura, Megan, Lizzy, Meg, Ni'er, are you willing to be responsible wives to this man? Do you vow to stay with him forever, in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer?"
When Randolph asked this, the crowd finally realized that this was a type of marriage testimony. This was the first time that they had seen this kind of thing, so they were very curious.
Without a single moment of pause, all of the brides said, "I do!" And was followed by another round of applause.
Randolph nodded, and then he looked at Zhao Hai and the others and smiled, "Remember your pledges. In behalf of all the guests present, I shall offer our blessings to you. I declare that you are now officially, husband and wives. Your marriage has been legally bound and protected by Buda Clan's territory, Golden Island." He said as he gave Zhao Hai the certificate.
Zhao Hai took the certificate and held it up high, then an applause followed. One could feel that the applause this time was very sincere. The crowd knew that the wedding was entirely prepared by the Buda Clan, so the ceremony should have been made by the Buda Clan as well. The nobles could say that this was certainly the most unique wedding that they had attended. Especially the final part with the marriage lines and the pledge which added color to the wedding.
And in the end when Randolph said that their marriage was protected by the laws of Golden Island, the nobles were surprised. But they also understood that this was another guarantee for the authenticity of their marriage, making it even more solemn.
After doing all of these, Randolph stepped down from the stage. Then Green returned to Zhao Hai's side as he addressed the audience, "I want to thank you all for coming, the wedding ceremony is over. I invite everyone to please follow the servant's instructions as we go prepare the banquet."
The nobles stared, they thought that the Buda Clan didn't prepare anything to eat. When they were asked to eat here, they were too guilty that they couldn’t help but laugh.
At this time, people appeared. They stood in line and wore servant clothing. But when the nobles looked carefully, they noticed that these people weren't ordinary servants, they were actually undead.
But these nobles didn't panic, they knew that Zhao Hai was a Dark Mage, everybody knew about it. Therefore, it wouldn't be strange for Zhao Hai to use undead as servants.
The undead who appeared were quite many, about a thousand. This number was enough to accommodate the about ten thousand nobles present.
The nobles thought that they would be invited to another place to dine, they never expected that the undead would just ask them to the side of the square and didn't leave the area. When they were confused, the ground suddenly moved. The topmost layer suddenly receded, revealing another layer of flowers inside. The nobles were looking at this scene in surprise, they didn't know what Zhao Hai was planning to do.
After the second layer of flowers appeared, they didn't stop from moving upwards. Large flowers went up slowly and stopped when it was about the same height as a table. Also, along with the large flowers, then smaller flowers appeared and assumed the appearance of an ordinary stool. This arrangement was naturally to make the area as the place for a banquet.
The nobles understood why the flowers on the first layer receded. It was because those flowers were stepped on and were dirty so they cannot be used as tables and chairs. Therefore they retreated and had the second layer be the furniture since they were clean.
The undead quickly led the Nobles towards the tables and had them sit on the chairs. Upon sitting down, the nobles noticed the differences between the two flowers. The chair felt very soft, much softer than the ones they were used to. On the other hand, the table was very hard, they can even hear a 'duo' 'duo' sound when they tapped on it.
What intrigued these nobles was the material with which these flowers were made of, and also the flowers making up the castle as well.
After the nobles had sat down, rows upon rows of undead suddenly came out as they placed dishes on the table. These undead were all wearing uniform; black vests, white shirts, black pants, black leather shoes, black bow ties, and while gloves. Seeing them made people feel very comfortable.
It was at this point that the nobles got a new understanding with regards to the strength of the Buda Clan. It would've taken a lot of time before all of these uniforms were prepared. For Zhao Hai to do it in such a short time wasn't a very easy task.
More importantly, except for Zhao Hai and the others, very few members of the Buda Clan had appeared. This placed a shadow over the true numbers of the Buda Clan. This made these people hold a small fear for Zhao Hai deep inside.
There were various dishes on their tables. The meal that Zhao Hai had prepared this time was done according to the Ark Continent's customs. In front of the guests were a set of knives and forks, and the dishes were something that people from the continent were familiar with.
These dishes were also made using the Processing Machine, so there was nothing else to say about their taste. Although they might not reach the level of top chefs, it was much better than those that people ordinarily ate. Moreover, there were a lot of dishes present.
The nobles didn't become polite. They immediately took their knives and forks and placed some dishes on their plates. But soon they discovered something special about the table. The petals of the tables were separated into two layers, with the larger layer placed below the smaller one. While the utensils were placed on the large layer, the dishes were placed on the small one. They noticed that the small layer was spinning slowly, enabling the guests to eat all the dishes without having to stand up.
These nobles were once again curious about Zhao Hai's designs, but in the end they had to agree that this was a very good idea. If you go to the nobles' banquets, even if you have your own spot to yourself, you still need to stand up and get your food. Some may see the gesture of standing up to be disrespectful and would much rather not eat and just stay sitting. With the Buda Clan's design, one wouldn't need to stand up just to eat some dishes.
Then, the undead brought over the liquor. All of them were placed inside transparent bottles, one bottle had a clear liquid, the other had red, and the last one was yellow.
Red wine was commonly consumed in the continent, but their process of manufacturing wasn't very perfect. Because of this, the brewing of their wines weren't done very well.
White wine and beer was very rare, most of the guests weren't even able to understand what those two others drinks were. When the liquors were sent, each one of them had their own set of glasses. The characteristics of each liquor were also written on the bottle, making the nobles taste them with scrutiny.
There were some of them who liked the intensity of white wine, some of them loved the red wine, and some of them liked the aftertaste of beer. This reception to the liquor made the atmosphere of the room warmer.
At this time, a large cart was suddenly pulled towards the square. The cart was very big and was very long. On top of the cart was a whole Blade-Scale whale, completely roasted.
With regards to roasting Blade-Scale whale, Zhao Hai's group was already quite experienced. They had successfully roasted one back at God's Grace Day, so the one served today should be much better than the one before.
With how large a Blade-Scale whale was, the nobles were all staring blankly as it was carted in. While they were dumbfoundedly looking at the big fish, an undead servant suddenly wielded a blade as it sliced some meat on the whale and had them served to the tables.
The nobles were very curious about the taste of the Blade-Scale whale meat, not to mention how fragrant it was. With how a food's appearance and smell affected one's judgement, there was no wonder that the guests found the whale's meat to be quite delicious.
The atmosphere became even more warmer, the guests were eating very happily. They didn't expect the Buda Clan to deliver such a spectacular banquet.
The one that was happiest with the situation was Randolph. When Zhao Hai didn't let him help, he thought that Zhao Hai was just doing it to save face. Because of that, he was afraid that Zhao Hai wouldn't be able to deliver. But he didn't think that Zhao Hai would actually make the guests satisfied. This thought gave Randolph a huge smile on his face.
At this time, a sound was suddenly heard from the skies, "Is Zhao Hai here? Have Laura and Karen come out! These two are traitors to the Markey Family! They need to come with us back to the Markey Family. This is an order!"
The nobles who were eating suddenly stopped and stared at the figure on the sky. There was no need to ask, it was certainly a 9th rank expert. However, these nobles weren't very scared at this 9th rank right now. What all of them had in their minds were, "The Buda Clan's Patriarch would have to swat an insect down!"
In the eyes of the nobles present, this man was just an insect waiting to be dealt with. How many nobles were currently present here? Almost all of the Great Clans of the Rosen Empire was present. And also, what was Zhao Hai's status now? He was Calci Family's son-in-law, the Rosen Emperor's son-in-law, as well as the Buda Clan's Patriarch. For such an expert to come here and demand for his father and wife to be handed over, what does this look like? If this expert isn't swatted down, everybody would certainly feel strange.
Zhao Hai, who was currently talking to a noble, couldn't help but smile faintly and said his apologies to the noble. Then he looked up at the 9th rank expert.I don't know if this was an error on the author's part or just lnmtl, but this wasn't in the original raw. I decided to add it myself.
Chapter 503 – Triple Collaboration
The person on the sky was a warrior. He wore black warrior's clothes and had a longsword at his back. The sword was very long, even much taller than him, it may even be more appropriate to call it a spear.
The man had a dark skin, he looked like a black man, but he was more golden in his color, one really couldn't describe it. This person had a long scar, spanning from his right eye to the left corner of his mouth. His right eye was already non-functional, so he placed a black eyepatch over it.
An ominous person! The word ominous was the first thing that came into mind when looking at him. Zhao Hai took up a wine glass and smiled as he said, "Does mister want to attend my wedding? How about having a glass of wine?"
The 9th rank expert didn't expect Zhao Hai to be very calm in this situation. He stared for a moment before he coldly snorted and said, "Who do you think you are? Talking to me like this. Go hand me Karen and Laura, or else even your undead wouldn't be able to stop me!"
Zhao Hai looked at the man and smiled, "This one is Zhao Hai Buda, Laura is my wife and Karen is my father-in-law. Sir, not only did you trespass on my property, you even demanded for my wife and father-in-law and dare threaten my life. Do you think that this attitude is acceptable?"
The 9th rank expert became angry and he snorted, "You don't have the qualifications to lecture me, boy. I don't have the patience to talk with you, go hand over Laura and Karen, otherwise, you'll die!"
Zhao Hai stil calmly looked at the 9th rank expert and said, "Mister doesn't need to lose his temper. You're just a piece. Go call out your remaining eight partners, there's no need to play around here."
When Zhao Hai said his words, the 9th rank as well as the nobles were surprised. The 9th rank didn't expect Zhao Hai to know that he didn't come alone this time. At the same time, the nobles didn't expect that Zhao Hai would know that there are other 9th ranks in the vicinity.
The 9th rank expert looked at Zhao Hai and laughed, "Good, good, young man, you're interesting. I didn't think that those old fogies wouldn't know how to count properly. You actually found out about them. Young man, you're really talented, it's a pity that you shall die today!"
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "The one who dies is still uncertain." Then he waved his hand as ten figures suddenly appeared from Golden Island. The ones at the castle cannot see the figures clearly but the 9th rank can. And from what he saw, it seemed like those ten were all 9th ranks, 9th rank Magic Beasts.
The one-eyed 9th ranks stared before his complexion changed. He looked at Zhao Hai and then suddenly swung his blade, sending a strand of Sword Qi heading towards Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai didn't move at all, then a sharp sound suddenly came as a golden light clashed with the Sword Qi. The attack immediately dissipated and the one-eyed man's face immediately changed. As soon as his expression changed, he immediately turned around to run away. At the same time, the other eight 9th ranks also appeared and started to fly away from the island.
Zhao Hai looked at them flying away before he turned his head towards his guests and smiled, "Everybody, no need to be startled, come, come, let's drink!" Then he started to offer drinks to the guests along with Laura and the others. However, the nobles weren't quick to shift their thoughts away from what just happened. They knew that those 9th ranks wouldn't have retreated for no reason, it was possible that they were frightened with that golden light. For that golden light to negate an attack of a 9th rank expert meant that the golden light belonged to another 9th rank. Moreover, this 9th rank should be under Zhao Hai's influence. This made the nobles reevaluate their view of the Buda Clan once again.
The nobles continued to eat the dishes on their tables as Zhao Hai was offering them a toast. It was like nothing just happened at the square.
Soon after Zhao Hai offered a toast to everyone present, he stood on the stage and looked at the guests and said, "To everyone, I want to let you know that there's no need to worry about what happened earlier. My Buda Clan had already solved the problem." Then he waved his had as an undead creature appeared at the side. The undead was the one-eyed 9th rank expert from before. He even had his longsword at his back.
When the nobles looked at the undead, they were very sure that this man was the 9th rank expert from earlier. This was because his appearance rarely changed even if he had become an undead.
However, there were some nobles who didn't believe Zhao Hai. While he looked at the guests, Zhao Hai smiled and said, "Gyuki, tell everyone what's going on."
The undead immediately gave Zhao Hai a bow before saying, "Yes, Young Master. I am Markey Family's foreign elder. This time I was presented an order from the family to lure the Buda Clan's 9th ranks far away. As soon as the Buda Clan's 9th ranks become distracted, the other 9th ranks would come here and kill everyone. When that time comes, the Rosen Empire wouldn’t have many high ranking officials left. After which the opportunity to seize the Rosen Empire would arrive."
Zhao Hai frowned and asked, "Does the Markey Family have the power to seize the Rosen Empire? Are all these 9th ranks from the Markey Family?"
Gyuki shook his head and said, "They're not, Young Master. They aren't all from the Markey Family. Only three of them are from the family, the other six are equally divided by both the Aksu Empire and the Radiant Church, three each. The three had reached an agreement that as soon as the nobles here are killed off, they can then attack and occupy the Rosen Empire."
Upon hearing Gyuki's words, every noble present went into an uproar. They didn't believe Gyuki's words in the beginning. It was just like Zhao Hai said, with the strength of the Markey Family, it would be impossible for them to occupy the Rosen Empire.
But when they heard that both the Aksu Empire and the Radiant Church were involved, they immediately believed it. They all knew that the Aksu Empire did indeed have sinister thoughts towards the Rosen Empire and the Radiant Church was also the same, starting from the time when the Rosen Empire started to suppress their religion. WIth this, it was very likely for the three of them to collaborate.
Moreover, these nobles also knew that those that attended today comprises about 80% of the Rosen Empire's nobles. All of them were high ranking nobles, small families were simply no qualified to attend.So if these people suffers an accident, the Rosen Empire would surely fall into ruin. If the Aksu Empire and the Radiant Church used this opportunity, taking over the Rosen Empire wouldn't be very difficult.
Zhao Hai looked at the nobles and said, "Now all of you are aware of the situation. However, there is no need to worry. The other 9th ranks aren't able to escape. As long as everybody arrives at their homes safely, the plans of the Aksu Empire and the Radiant Church wouldn't come into fruition. Everybody can be rest assured, you can all just enjoy the banquet in the meantime."
The nobles had already seen a magnificent scene, so they became calm as soon as they heard Zhao Hai. They understood that Zhao Hai's strength was enough to deal with 9th rank expert to the point that they can't even leave the island.
The people became energized once again, there were even some who shouted loudly, "This wine would be wasted if the groom doesn't come and offer us a toast!"
Zhao Hai laughed and said, "Alright, good, Hahaha. Then I shall give you another toast!" Then he held his wine and once again gave a toast to the guests. It was at this time that the nobles noticed something extraordinary. Zhao Hai had actually remembered each and every one of their names!
This was very noteworthy, there were several thousand nobles present. But Zhao Hai can unexpectedly remember all of them. This was really too astonishing.
The people drank liquor until the skies turned dark, after which the place started to thin out, a lot of nobles were very drunk. Zhao Hai led these people out and made sure that they reached their tents safely.
In the end, Zhao Hai had expelled every single person from Flower Castle. The only people that remained was himself and his five brides.
Zhao Hai went to Meg's room first, Laura and the others accepted this as well. This was because Meg had been the woman who was beside Zhao Hai the longest. The other women gave her the opportunity to be the first this time.
Zhao Hai had drunk a lot of liquor, but he had also drank Life Liquid so he was completely sober. At this time, Meg was sitting in the room on her nuptial garments. Her heart was jumping crazily, she had waited for this day for a long time and it had finally arrived.
Zhao Hai gently opened the door and walked in. Meg looked at Zhao Hai and then immediately lowered her head in embarrassment. Zhao Hai looked at Meg's appearance and smiled as he walked slowly towards her. As Zhao Hai came closer and closer, Meg's face became redder and redder.
When Zhao Hai gently held Meg's hand, her body couldn’t help but shudder. Zhao Hai looked at Meg and then whispered, "Meg, you finally became my wife. Are you happy?"
Meg gently nodded. Then Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he hugged Meg whose face was still getting redder. She didn't struggle and just leaned her body towards Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai looked at Meg's face as he slowly lowered his head to kiss Meg's forehead, then her nose, then her ear, then her cheeks, then her mouth……
While doing so, Zhao Hai gently untied Meg's nuptial garments and slowly removed her clothes. The temperature of the room rose a few degrees as a romantic atmosphere permeated.
Before long, Meg's lamp had gone out. The sound of man and woman was heard inside. And soon a woman's voice sounded out as everything turned silent. Then conversation was heard.
"Young Master, you should go to Laura's room."
"No, I'll accompany you tonight."
"Young Master, you still haven’t…. You should go to Laura and the others. This evening is also their wedding night. If you don't go, then wouldn't they be sad?"
"But if I go, then what about you? I'm sure they will understand."
"Young Master, if you don't go, I will get angry."
Before long, the same dialog was heard on the second room.
Chapter 504 – Markey Family Changes Leadership
Zhao Hai's wedding had ended, but the buzz surrounding it was still continuing. There were a lot of new things in Zhao Hai's marriage, a lot of new experiences. It would take some time before people can digest them.
Also after Zhao Hai's wedding, the Rosen Empire immediately declared the Radiant Church as an illegal organization, everyone who can report their movements inside the Empire would be rewarded greatly. And since the Aksu Empire wanted to derail the higher levels of the Rosen Empire, all of the diplomatic relations between the two empires had been cut off. And because of the Markey Family's involvement, they were now wanted criminals in the empire.
Rosen Empire's response gave Zhao Hai a surprise. However, since he was still in the period of marriage bliss, he didn't care much about the happenings in the continent.
A week after living inside the castle, Zhao Hai wanted to let Cai'er retrieve it. However, Laura and the others disagreed, so in the end the castle stayed.
At this time, Zhao Hai and the others were sitting in the living room. Laura and the others were now acting very much like young married women as they sat beside Zhao Hai. Green, Merine, Kun, and Karen were also present.
Zhao Hai looked at Laura and Karen and said, "Laura, Father-in-law, the Markey Family disturbing my wedding made the Buda Clan lose face, I want to deal with them."
Green and Merine weren't speaking, the decision on this matter lies on the hands of Laura and Karen. After all, they were people from the Markey Family. If they agreed to deal with the Markey Family, then Zhao Hai wouldn't be polite. If they wanted Zhao Hai to let the Markey Family off, then Zhao Hao wouldn't touch them. Everything hinges on Laura and Karen.
Karen coldly snorted and said, "Why are you hesitating, deal with them, do you still think that we are from the Markey Family? From the moment we entered the Purcell Duchy, we already stopped treating ourselves as one of them. Since they disrupted Laura's wedding, then I shall not spare their lives."
Laura's face was also cold as she said, "Brother Hai, no need to be polite, don't worry about us and just go deal with them. If we don't do something, people of the continent would think that our Buda Clan is fine to be bullied."
Zhao Hai looked at Laura and Karen, then he faintly smiled, "Laura, father-in-law. If you say so, then I shall be impolite."
Karen coldly said, "Do it. If I just have the strength then I had already taken care of my mother's enmity that year. Now I'll leave this matter into your hands."
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "Then I have a plan. Father-in-law, how about we take everything from the Markey Family and have Laura be the Matriarch?"
Karen gawked, then he suddenly smiled and said, "Good! That method is fantastic. The reason the Markey Family had become what it is today is because of my mother. If the family gets handed over to Laura, then it'll be good for my mother's memory. Alright, let's do that."
Zhao Hai laughed, then he turned to Laura and said, "Laura, my wife, I'll have to leave the Markey Family to you later. The Markey Family's business spans across half of the continent, how to manage it depends on you."
Laura smiled faintly and said, "What? You don't trust my management? With the Buda Clan as a backing, I don't think anyone in the continent would want to annoy me."
Zhao Hai cannot help but laugh when he heard Laura. Then the group entered the Space as Zhao Hai had Karen and Laura mark the Markey Family's location on the map.
However, the Space's map was still incomplete. So Zhao Hai released a hawk and had it bring the Ghost Staff to map the continent.
At this point, Lizzy was now aware of the Space. On the evening of the wedding, Zhao Hai brought Lizzy to the Space and talked about it with her before the two 'celebrated' their marriage. This explains why Lizzy wasn't startled by the Space's abilities.
The hawk used five days to map the continent. Naturally, by continent, it only meant the parts where humans had inhabited. The places where the Dwarves, Elves, and the Beastmen live were still left undiscovered. They just didn't have the time.
After mapping the human areas of the continent, Zhao Hai immediately had Laura and Karen list the Markey Family's shops. When they finish marking the shops, their operation shall then begin.
At this time, Zhao Hai was also introduced to another ability of the Space. As long as Laura and Karen told Cai'er about the emblem of the Markey Family as well as the affiliated nobles to the family, their stores would immediately be marked in the map. This was an ability that Cai'er had acquired when she broke through. Zhao Hai was very happy about this ability, this can surely save them a lot of time in the future.
Karen also told Zhao Hai that since the Markey Family had made a lot of enemies throughout the years, the headquarters of their family was changed. There were also fake headquarters placed all throughout the continent, only one of them was the real one. There were only a small number of people who knew about it, and unfortunately for the Markey Family, Karen was one of them.
The reason why Karen knew about the place was by coincidence. He had once heard his father tell his stepmother that the real headquarters of the Markey Family was somewhere none other than the original headquarters of the clan of Karen's mother. After the Markey Family absorbed Karen's mother's clan, the Markey Family had carried out a secret plan to have their headquarters transferred to Karen's mother's clan.
The headquarters was constructed in secret, and there were fewer people who knew that this was the Markey Family's headquarters. People wouldn't think that the headquarters of a small noble family would actually be Markey Family's real headquarters.
When Karen revealed this information, Cai'er immediately marked the place on the map and had it displayed on the monitor. The Markey Family's headquarters wasn't just a simple structure, it was actually made of gold!
A house made of gold, where everything from the tiles to the walls were made of the precious metal, and was covered in mud bricks in order to hide it from outside. This was to ensure that if one day the family gets taken down, the descendants can use the gold in the building to start from the very beginning. But unfortunately for them, this didn't manage to evade the eyes of the monitor.
Zhao Hai quickly drew out his plan of action. Just like what he did with the Robert Family, he would stage an attack to all the shops of the Markey Family. But this time, Zhao Hai wouldn't kill the personnel, he wanted to control and restrain them until Laura takes control of the entire Markey Family. If those managers surrendered, they would be spared, but if they won't, then they would be killed!
The third day after Zhao Hai finished his plan, they made their move. This time, Zhao Hai wasn't polite. The Markey Family didn't hesitate to deal with him, additionally, Karen and Laura no longer held feelings for the family. With this in mind, how could Zhao Hai be polite?
In one night, all the immediate members of the Markey Family vanished from the continent. The only heir to the family that remained was Karen.
The Buda Clan's thunderlike attack made the Great Clans of the continent startled. While Zhao Hai extinguished the Markey Family, Karen made his move and assumed the position of the family's patriarch. Then he announced his claim to all of the Markey Family's businesses.
And just as what Zhao Hai had thought before, there were some managers who immediately surrendered while there were others who had other plans. Zhao Hai didn't become polite and quickly eliminated those who refused to surrender.
This went on for quite some time and when all the opposition was dealt with, Karen immediately announced his resignation as Patriarch and handed the position over to his daughter Laura.
The people of the continent had long thought that such a day would come, but they didn't expect it to come this soon. They didn't think that the Markey Family would fall into the hands of the Buda Clan this quickly.
But nobody in the continent said anything. First, because Laura and Karen were legitimate successors of the Markey Family. And the second, because they had recognized the Buda Clan's strength.
Now there aren't any people who dared to underestimate the Buda Clan. This was because the strength that they had displayed was very formidable.
After Laura took over the Markey Family, she immediately announced that the family would let go of 20% of their shops. And these shops were all positioned in the Aksu Empire. This had a huge effect on the Aksu Empire's economy.
At the same time, Laura also gave up another 10% of their shops which were placed on several other nations besides the Rosen Empire. This had also affected the economies on those nations.
Although the Markey Family had given up on 30% of their shops, the other 70% was growing fast. Laura also used this opportunity to bring the managers of those shops over to her side, making her have full control over the family.
After Zhao Hai had dealt with the Markey Family, the Rosen Empire immediately took back their sanctions on their shops. However, they didn't do the same for the Aksu Empire.
The Rosen Empire has now placed a firm foot on the ground and had all of its channels to Aksu Empire sealed. Whether it be by land or water, whether they be legal or illegal, all of them were blockaded.
The nobles of the Rosen Empire were unprecedented united, this was because all of them knew that the Markey Family and the Aksu Empire had conspired against 80% of them. Because of this, those nobles cannot just let Aksu Empire go off unscathed.
In Lifeline Canyon, the Aksu and Rosen Empire soldiers were already having minor conflicts with each other. Zhao Hai's navy from Golden Island also made its move, disallowing ships from entering the waters of the Aksu Empire. This made the Aksu Empire experience a crisis.
This time, the Rosen Empire, the continent's most powerful nation, wasn't playing around. When they get serious and consolidate their power on one target, the strength that they displayed was explosive. Although this matter had caused some losses to the Rosen Empire, they were willing to accept it. They want the Aksu Empire to learn a lesson that they will not forget.
In comparison, the business in Golden Island was doing extremely good. There were a lot of pirates who used this opportunity to ravage the waters of the Aksu Empire. Then they would sell their loot in Golden Island, bringing huge profits to Zhao Hai's fief.
Actually, Zhao Hai understood that it would be impossible for the Aksu Empire to be unable to trade for anything. There were pirates who looted the Aksu Empire that cooperated with some merchants from the empire to trade their goods on Golden Island.
But Zhao Hai only placed one eye on this situation. As long as they don't abuse this system, Zhao Hai would just let it go. However, if someone were to actually do a huge transaction with the Aksu Empire, Zhao Hai would send his navy after them and sink their ships while looting their goods. After this happened for a few times, the merchants finally behaved themselves.
At this point, there weren't a lot of things in Aksu Empire's waters that can evade Zhao Hai's ears. He had released a lot of marine creatures out at sea and had them monitor the ships. Zhao Hai was able to deal with those who abused the system because of this.
The Aksu Empire was regretting. They regretted their treatment of the Buda Clan in the past, they regretted that they had been part of the Radiant Church, and they had regretted that they had participated in dealing with the Buda Clan.
Since Southern King Boris was a huge part on these operations, a lot of people at his side decided to leave him. In their eyes, Boris was hopeless. He had offended a powerful family that was the Buda Clan. It was only a matter of time before he was dealt with, and these people didn't want to follow him on his grave.
The Buda Clan's strength was now well known, so there aren't a lot of people who were willing to offend them. The Buda Clan was so strong that they can single handedly deal with nine 9th rank experts simultaneously. At this point, those who underestimated the Buda Clan would be courting death.
There were now more and more people who came to Golden Island, making the business of the place better and better. Nobody dared wreak havoc on the island. All of them were here to make money, they didn't want to lose their heads just because they had offended the Buda Clan.
It took nearly a month before both the Markey Family and Golden Island got back on track. It was also time for Zhao Hai to take care of his matters back at the Beastman Prairie.