Chapter 954 – Heart's Demon Oath
Naturally, this oath wasn't invincible. The most important condition for this oath was that the person who made this oath should have a lower cultivation compared to the one who issued for it.
Once the pledger becomes more powerful, then they can break this pledge at any time. Because of this, the oath wasn't perfect.
However, this pledge was extremely useful for Zhao Hai. He has the Space, and as long as Bingya and the others enter for some time, then they wouldn't betray him. Because of this guarantee, Zhao Hai dared to issue them this pledge.
This Heart's Demon Pledge wasn't from the Divine Realm. Instead, it was a Cultivation Realm's method acquired from Lu Wei. This pledge would be used by both the pledger and the person who accepts the pledge. Otherwise, there would be no results. This was also the method used by Lu Wei to control the Divines. Other than calling Lu Wei the Deity, no other matters about him should spread.
Lu Wei used this method on the Divines due to the existence of the plane's laws. This made it impossible for the Divines to be stronger than Lu Wei as long as they were in the Divine Realm. This enabled the Divines to keep Lu Wei's secrets, including the method of collecting Faith Power. Among the Divines, there were only a few people who knew about Lu Wei's method to collect Faith Power.
But although most of the Divines didn't know what Lu Wei was doing in the Divine Realm, the method of Heart's Demon Oath was passed down. Because of this, a lot of people in the Divine Realm were aware of it.
Naturally, Bingya and the others were also aware of this. However, they didn't expect Zhao Hai to make them undergo this vow. The oath was useful for people with lower cultivation, but it couldn't control a person's loyalty. As long as you do what you vowed to do, then everything else you do was irrelevant.
For example, if one makes an oath to keep a secret, then as long as you keep that secret, you can do whatever you want. You can kill the one you made an oath to and it wouldn't break the oath. This was also a way to cancel the oath. It can be said that this was the Oath's largest flaw.
Bingya's group didn't think that Zhao Hai would restrain them using this oath. To be honest, this pledge was just too loose.
Zhao Hai looked at Bingya's group and smiled, "What's wrong? Are you unwilling?" Bingya quickly shook his head and said, "No, I willing. Mister can rest assured."
Ryder and Yehta also agreed.
After the three agreed, they immediately began to murmur a spell. Zhao Hai also began to recite alongside them. The voices of the four people seem to meld together. Before long, the oath made by Bingya's group began to form tangible words as it floated on top of their heads. On the other side, three little devils flew out of Zhao Hai's body. These three devils were covered with green flames as they went to the words and ate them. After that, the devils merged with Bingya, Ryder, and Yehta's bodies. That action concluded the oath-taking ceremony.
When Laura and the others saw this ceremony, they couldn't help but sink into a daze. But after the Oath was cast, they immediately recovered.
Zhao Hai looked at Bingya's group and said, "It's done. You're now part of my Buda Clan. Starting today, just call me Young Master. Laura, take them to see the Space. Don't hide anything from them."
Laura nodded before she turned to the trio and said, "Come with me." The trio nodded. Zhao Hai waved his hand to open a spatial rift. Then the group entered.
After the group had gone, Zhao Hai couldn't help but smile. To be honest, he didn't expect Bingya and the others to reach a decision at this time. However, this was a good thing. Zhao Hai had already seen their abilities. Even if he hadn't seen everything they can offer, that doesn't matter. As long as they become his people, then everything was fine.
Zhao Hai turned around and then entered his room. He believed that the Beastmen would come looking for him. Although the Beastman handled the matter strangely, they wouldn't be able to hold off against the nine Supreme Elders for long. They weren't fools, after weighing the advantages and disadvantages, they should be looking for him for help.
At this time, Laura brought Bingya and the others to enter the Space. Naturally, the first place they went to was the Ark Space.
And just like Zhao Hai said, Bingya and the others were shown the entirety of the Space. They were also shown the state of the three races, showing them their current living condition.
Bingya's group looked at the Space with stunned faces. They didn't think that there would be such a mysterious place. This was simply a perfect place.
Zhao Hai calmly sat inside his room as he observed the state of the O'Neal family. From time to time, he would switch the display to show the Leo Continent. He believed that the foreign race army should have been made aware of their current state. Zhao Hai could see the foreign races' decision by looking at their movement.
The foreign race army in the Leo Continent didn't move. They didn't attack nor retreat. Instead, they guarded the cities that they had captured and just stayed there.
Upon seeing this, Zhao Hai knew that the foreign races would come and see him. If the foreign races didn't plan to see him, then the army should have retreated. Otherwise, once the nine Supreme Elders returned, the army would be over. Now that the army didn't move, this was to say that the foreign races had decided to deal with the nine Supreme Elders. With the current strength of the foreign races, there was only one way they could do this and it was to ask Zhao Hai for help.
For people in Zhao Hai' level, fighting against them was no longer a matter of quantity. Even if they were besieged by millions and millions of people, they would still be able to kill all of the enemies. However, one shouldn't forget that the foreign races also had three Supreme Elders. If they wanted to constrain the Supreme Elders, then as long as they don't care about casualties, then they should be able to do it.
However, the elite troops of the foreign races were now attacking the Leo Continent. Entangling the Supreme Elders using an ordinary army wouldn't be a good idea. Not to say about their strength being insufficient, their willpower was also weak. Their training wouldn't be up to par to the point of affecting the entire outcome of any battle.
Zhao Hai also believed that even if the three Patriarchs had small brains, they still wouldn't use this method. They would certainly cooperate with him. This was because using human wave tactics would just cause huge casualties without even a certainty that they would be able to block the nine Supreme Elders. Also, once the nine Supreme Elders plans to retaliate in full force, the foreign races would surely be living in a nightmare.
On the other hand, if they invite Zhao Hai, then with Zhao Hai's strength, they would surely be able to hold the nine Supreme Elders back with little to no casualty. Only fools wouldn't know which option to choose.
After thinking about this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but rub his blood ghost staff. Presently, the staff only had the Scorpio symbol. He was hoping to see 12 symbols in the future.
Several hours passed and Laura returned with Bingya's group. After seeing the Space, Bingya and the others have become more respectful towards Zhao Hai. They had seen the Ark Space, the Demon Space, the Fishman Space, the Goblin Space, as well as the Divine Space.
At the same time, Laura also told them the reason why Zhao Hai couldn't accompany them. It was because if Zhao Hai stays too long inside the Space, then he would risk ascending once he goes out.
Upon hearing this, Bingya and the others couldn't help but be surprised. Although the Divines had been spreading rumors about ascension, they haven't seen anyone ascend before. But now, they heard Zhao Hai's possible ascension.
Originally, Zhao Hai planned for Bingya and the others to stay in the Space for some time. However, Bingya had to come out this time because he had something to tell Zhao Hai. The Beastman Patriarch just called and asked about their current location. It seems like the Patriarch was preparing to meet Zhao Hai himself.
Because of this, Bingya didn't have a choice but to come out of the Space. After hearing Bingya, Zhao Hai smiled and said, "Did you tell them where they can meet us?"
Bingya nodded and said, "I did, but I didn't tell them our current location. I told the Patriarch that the Young Master is heading towards the Taurus Continent. I believe that they will go there in order to find us."
Zhao Hai nodded with satisfaction and said, "Alright. How was your visit to the Space? When your family comes, I will arrange a good place for them." Bingya smiled and said, "Young Master, I'd like us to settle in Wild Dragon Island so that we can offer some help. What do you think?"
Zhao Hai smiled and said, "Alright, then I'll prepare a place for you there. However, although Wild Dragon Island seems relaxed, we don't want to accommodate idlers. You need to find things that you can contribute towards."
Bingya nodded and said, "Mister can rest assured. Our families aren't senior officials or nobles. They couldn't sit well if they do nothing." Zhao Hai nodded and said, "In fact, you should have already seen that the jobs in the Space are just a means to spend time. Even if people didn't go to work, they could still eat and be warm. But if you think about it, working will give people a purpose. Otherwise, they would be no different than a pig."
Bingya and the others nodded. Then Zhao Hai asked, "Do you really want to move your family to the Space? If so, I can give you three command tokens. After you meet your family, you can use these tokens to open a spatial rift to the Space. What do you think?"
Bingya was stunned for a moment, then he said to Zhao Hai, "Young Master, we have one request." Zhao Hai smiled and said, "Alright, tell me." Zhao Hai had a faint guess about their request. After Bingya and the others saw the situation inside the Space, they should have the inkling to have more people move in. After all, the situation inside the Space was very good.
And just as Zhao Hai thought, Bingya said, "Young Master, we want our clansmen to enter the Space." Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "I don't oppose to having more people move to the Space. However, this will offend your Patriarchs. Under the current circumstances, I don't want to have a conflict with them. At the very least, I don't want any troubles before dealing with the nine Supreme Elders."
The expression of the trio brightened up as they nodded. Then Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, "Go and take a rest. You'll have to stay on the ship in the next few days." The three nodded before heading back to their rooms.
After waiting for the three to leave, Laura turned to Zhao Hai and said, "Congratulations Brother Hai. The three of them are quite strong. They also some ability to lead. They're quite talented so they should be good after some training."
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "I really don't care about using them. In fact, there are a lot of talented people like them inside the Space. I just want them to help me move the foreign races to the Space."
Laura nodded. There were now a lot of races inside Zhao Hai's Space. There are the people from the Ark Continent, the Fishmen, and the Demons. Almost all of these people were now Zhao Hai's followers. They would agree to Zhao Hai's requests, so there weren't that much need for talented leaders. However, when it came to moving the foreign races to the Space, only Bingya and the others had the ability to do so. Zhao Hai could also use the undead to snatch people, just like what Zhao Hai did with the Divines. However, Zhao Hai didn't want to use that method unless otherwise needed.
And just as Bingya said, the foreign races began to travel towards the Taurus Continent. The Hell King's ship had also changed its route and headed there to wait for the Patriarchs.
It was good that the Taurus Continent wasn't far. And with the Hell King's ship's speed, Zhao Hai arrived at the route to the Taurus Continent before long. Then he stopped in place as he waited.
Zhao Hai wasn't worried much about waiting for the nine Supreme Elders. After all, the route from the Leo Continent and the foreign race territories was already mapped by him. If the Supreme Elders decided to run, Zhao Hai could quickly catch up.
Chapter 955 – I Have a Request
Zhao Hai sat calmly on the ship's deck. There was a small table on the side of his reclining chair with a cup of tea on top of it. Zhao Hai also held a book in his hand, one couldn't help but see him as being unfettered and free.
His chair was made from his staff. Zhao Hai felt that sitting this way on the ship's deck would make him look comfortable. This was to let the foreign races know that he wasn't worried too much about their matter.
Laura and the others weren't outside. Instead, it was Bingya's group who stood beside Zhao Hai. The trio were becoming more and more respectful to Zhao Hai. They didn't expect Zhao Hai to have a thing as magical as the Space. To be honest, they couldn’t wait to move their family.
At this time, Zhao Hai suddenly smiled. The book he was reading was just a book about magical formations, there wasn't anything much about it. The reason why Zhao Hai had this book was just to let the Patriarch see that he was reading it.
Zhao Hai smiled because he knew that that Patriarchs had arrived. However, Zhao Hai didn't go out and just lied down on his chair, reading his book. It looks like he wasn't able to notice the visitors that arrived.
Before long, a group of people appeared in the sky. Being the representative, Bingya turned to Zhao Hai and said, "Mister, they're here." Zhao Hai already had talked to them about what to do in advance.
Zhao Hai didn't think about retaliating against the foreign races. There was no need to be spiteful. After all, Zhao Hai still needs to cooperate with them. Before he achieved his goals, then Zhao Hai would have to play nice. As for after that, nobody knows.
Zhao Hai placed his book on the small table before looking at the flying foreign races. The group was already quite nearby. Zhao Hai waved his hand, making the Hell King's ship fly upwards to meet the guests.
Before long, Zhao Hai arrived in front of the foreign races. In front of the group was a Lion Beastman, then a Dwarf was to his left while an Elf was to the right.
The three leaders were also sizing Zhao Hai up. The two sides didn't speak. After some time, the Lion bowed slightly towards Zhao Hai. He looked like an iron rod as he bowed, he looked very stiff, every move was done very laboriously. It can be said that he just made a light leaning motion as he said, "Beastman Patriarch Solomon has seen Mister Zhao Hai."
Compared to the Lion, the Dwarf was much more polite as he bowed and said, "Dwarf Patriarch Leir has met Mister Zhao Hai." The Elven woman also gave a bow and introduced herself, "Elf Yerd has seen Mister Zhao Hai." The Elf Queen's attitude towards Zhao Hai was better than the Beastman but worse than the Dwarf. Because of this, Zhao hai couldn't figure out which side she was on.
Zhao Hai can see how intimate these people felt towards him judging by their attitudes. Zhao Hai had a good feeling about the Dwarf Patriarch. However, separating them at this time would be impossible.
Zhao Hai also gave a bow and said, "Zhao Hai has seen the Patriarchs. I didn't expect the three Patriarch to pay me a personal visit. I'll have to invite you to share a few cups with me on the ship."
After being invited by Zhao Hai to embark, the three people looked at each other before they nodded. Then the trio descended to the Hell King's ship. While on the ship, Zhao Hai waved his hand, producing three additional chairs.
After the three were asked to sit down, Laura and the others walked out of their room. On each of their hands were dishes and some wine.
Upon seeing this display, the three Patriarchs knew that Zhao Hai had been prepared. The Patriarchs couldn't help but get stunned. Then the three turned towards where Bingya and the others were. Bingya just shook his head gently before turning to look at Zhao Hai.
Naturally, Zhao Hai saw their movements. Zhao Hai looked at the Patriarchs and smiled, "I'll have to apologize to you three. Before, when I came to the Foreign race territory, I left because of a little bit of anger. I regretted my action at that time. And now that the Patriarchs came to personally visit, I couldn't help but feel ashamed."
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Solomon looked more arrogant, Lier looked quite ashamed, while Yerd seems unresponsive, however, a glint flashed through her eyes.
Zhao Hai immediately knew what was going on upon seeing their reaction. Solomon thought that Zhao Hai admitted defeat. While Lier thought that Zhao Hai was satirizing them. As for Yerd, Zhao Hai didn't know what she was currently thinking about.
Solomon, with his proud expression, looked at Zhao Hai and said, "Mister came in to help us, we shouldn't have taken things too far. It was only because the nine Supreme Elders had been very ferocious in their attack that we decided to be extra careful. If Mister misunderstood, then let this Solomon offer his apologies." Although he said this, Solomon's arrogant expression betrayed his apology.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "So the Patriarch is just being careful, this Zhao Hai can understand. So why did the Patriarchs come and see me today?"
A flash of anger appeared in Solomon's eyes. He thought that he had already given Zhao Hai face by his apology. Zhao Hai shouldn't be acting ignorant at this time.
However, Solomon was also aware that he couldn't offend Zhao Hai at this moment. Therefore, he could only answer, "The three of us came today to invite Mister to the foreign race territory in order to cooperate with us in dealing with the nine Supreme Elders. What does Mister think?"
Zhao hai smiled faintly and said, "Of course I agree. It'll be great if we can deal with the nine Supreme Elders. But before I go and fight, I have a request that I'd like the three of you to agree first."
The trio looked at each other, they didn't expect Zhao Hai to negotiate with them at this time. Solomon was angry, but he still had to suppress his temper, so he said, "Mister, please tell us."
Zhao Hai replied, "It's this, since we will deal with the nine Supreme Elders, then after we're done, their ultimate weapons would lose their masters. I'm not greedy, so the ultimate weapon would go to the ones who kill their master. Do you agree to this?"
The three looked at each other before they all nodded. Although they want to obtain the ultimate weapons, they knew that if they didn't accept Zhao Hai's request, then Zhao Hai wouldn't help them. Because of this, they could only agree to Zhao Hai's condition.
However, the three didn't know that this wasn't Zhao Hai's request. His request wasn't this simple, so Zhao Hai continued, "I happen to like researching things, this includes the Ultimate Weapons. If I'm able to get ultimate weapons in this fight, then I'd like to exchange it with your three clans so that I can do my research. This also includes the three ultimate weapons of your clan as well as the Scorpio ultimate weapon that I have. After I'm finished with my research, I will give all the ultimate weapons to you guys, including my Scorpio ultimate weapon." Then Zhao Hai waved his hand as an ultimate weapon appeared on deck, it was the Scorpio combat suit.
Although Zhao Hai's conditions were very awkward, Solomon and the others could understand that Zhao Hai wanted the 13 ultimate weapons to be in his hands.
This caused the three to get awkward. However, when they thought about Zhao Hai's later conditions, they couldn't help but feel that it was possible. After all, Zhao Hai was giving up the combat suit that he had.
Zhao Hai's possession of the Scorpio combat suit was already known by the three Patriarchs. Even if Zhao Hai couldn't obtain a combat suit in the upcoming battle, his own combat suit as a condition was already enough.
Solomon looked at Zhao Hai and said, "If Mister wants to study the ultimate weapons for a few days, then do you need to have all of them in your hands?"
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, "Of course not. I can study them one by one. This also depends on the number of ultimate weapons that I have. If I haven't killed a Divine Supreme Elder, then I can research one ultimate weapon at a time. If I have two ultimate weapons, then I can research two at a time. But no matter how many ultimate weapons I have, my research wouldn't take more than three days. What do you think?"
No matter which angle Solomon and the others looked at it, this was a profitable trade for them. How could they just let go of this opportunity? The three looked at each other before Solomon turned to Zhao Hai and said, "Mister, are you telling the truth?"
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "Of course, I don't need to lie. You can rest assured. In any case, you could always keep at least three ultimate weapons in your hand at all times. What do you need to be afraid of?"
The three nodded simultaneously. Solomon looked at the other two, then after seeing their agreeing nod, he turned to Zhao Hai and said, "Then we'll accept Mister's condition."
Zhao Hai nodded, "Alright, then since we have reached an agreement, there's no need to discuss anything more. Let's go and deal with the Supreme Elders. Please have your guards enter the ship so that we can get going."
The three looked at Zhao Hai before turning their heads to their guards. All in all, their guards numbered 30 thousand people. How could all of them fit inside the ship? Wouldn't Zhao Hai's ship sink?
Zhao Hai saw their doubtful expressions, but he just smiled and said, "Rest assured, my ship can fit all of us. Just order them to head in." The three Patriarchs nodded before they waved their hands, commanding their guards to embark on the ship. Under the shocked gzes of the three Patriarchs, the Hell King's ship acted like a bottomless vessel as it continuously took in all of the 30 thousand guards. The three curiously inspected the situation of their men only to find out that each guard had their own personal room. This caused the three Patriarchs to be startled.