Chapter 832: Yuanlian Situation
It took a full 4 days to arrange and lay out the 300,000 soldiers.
Without a doubt, most of them were housed within the palace.
Jiujing gathered pretty much all of the finances of his rule to build the palace.
There were very few cultivators in this world. Jiujing was able to gather all the Spiritual Veins here without any restraint at all.
As a result, this place was comparable to the Shrines of the Cloud World, a great place for cultivation.
Moreover, they could fit far more people than those few famous Shrines.
Zong Shou was delighted. This time, he brought out the true elites of Great Gan.
Not only were they really experienced, their talents were decent too. With such an environment and large amounts of resources, in just a few months, many of them would advance.
If they were in the Cloud World, it would probably take 50 years for his normal subjects to have such cultivation conditions.
“Feng Taiji sent some people to investigate those Mind Stones. Based on the current production, they would be sufficient for 1,500 years. Oh? Who knows, maybe 10 years later, the 300,000 here can all reach Grade-4! 300,000 Big Dipper Sword Soldiers and Big Dipper Crossbow Soldiers. It already has 20% of Great Qin which swept the Cloud World in the past…”
At this moment, although Great Gan had tens of thousands of Big Dipper Sword Soldiers, most of them were Grade-3. They were the simplified version and the gap in strength was huge.
There were many surprises, but there were also matters which gave him a headache.
He was responsible for 300,000 people moving in, including everything from food to living conditions.
If he had Zhang Huai and Renbo, who knows how much burden would be taken off him?
He wanted to pass it to Shi Ruolan, but looking at her thin and weak body, he couldn’t bear to.
Out of these 300,000 he didn’t find any suitable talent.
“Why didn’t I think about it before I came?”
Zong Shou sighed and felt that his hair was going to turn white from all the things he had to worry about.
“It seems like I have to use the Celestial Dynasty system…”
300,000 soldiers, they had their own commanders, so he didn’t need to worry about that.
The various countries had their ruling systems too.
So, he just needed to consider the big picture, saving him a large amount of effort.
Even when he wasn’t her, Shi Ruolan would be able to take over.
He remembered that when the Snow Lion Race ruled the area beneath the Cloud Ocean, their strategy was really great.
This brat was not only an Unparalleled Famous General, but she was also a commander talent. However, compared to Kong Yao, she was a little lacking.
There were pros and cons to it. The pros were that he didn’t need to worry much, the cons were naturally that things wouldn’t be fully under his control.
However, there only were 300,000 of them and they definitely wouldn’t be able to keep everything in check.
They didn’t even need to think about the choices to make.
After getting through the initial few tiring days, Zong Shou finally had enough time to continue studying the Three Thousand Star Falling Technique as well as the Ten Extreme Imperial Dao Destruction Formation.
These two techniques were not only connected to his foundations, but they were also directly concerned with his combat strength.
That indiscernible difficult life and death battle was getting closer and closer to him. Zong Shou had to fight with all the strength he had.
During this period of time, the other people were also doing things. Zhao Yanran and Feng Taiji brought people to get information about Yuanlian World.
As for Shi Ruolan and the various generals, they went around to map the geography.
One reason was to understand the region he ruled, the other was to prepare for battle.
Ruoshui brought dozens of Spirit Fox Hidden Guards and spread out.
The Fox Race Bloodline was best at Illusionary Techniques. As for assassination and scouting, that was their specialty.
After close to a month, they finally had an understanding of the situation within the Yuanlian World.
“Tianfang Guild, Xuanling Guild, Nine Capital Celestial Court, Shura Race, the Seven Saint Guild that already backed out of the fight for this world…”
Within the reading room, Zong Shou held the message talisman that Ruoshui sent him and was in deep thought.
The number of powers who interfered in the battle for this Yuanlian World was far more than he had expected.
Apart from these few, there were many outer region powers existing. However, they were all at a disadvantage, using the time that the world was still in chaos to pillage resources of the territories under their rule.
He could just neglect and not consider these powers.
As per what that Tanjing had said, Celestial Grade Cultivators did not participate.
That was true, if just for a small piece of land to call for friends and family. Celestial Realm and God Realm powers would have to throw in all their strength into a really brutal and intense battle.
No matter how strong a power was, they wouldn’t be able to sustain it. That so-called Tianfang Guild, Xuanling Guild, cultivation guilds, etc., wouldn’t be able to exist.
Unless there was a need, various powers would restrict themselves. This was the tacit understanding between the outer region powers.
After all, their long life of cultivating was the very foundation of a cultivator.
“So, it seems like the seven countries in the rule have quite some weight.”
Celestial Realm Experts could only sit on the sides and let Spirit Realm and below cultivators decide.
This meant that the native strength of the Yuanlian World was really important and acted as support.
Jiujing really raised up a strong army.
Seven countries had a total of four million troops, among which a million were elites.
Based on what Shi Ruolan said, their combat strength was on the same level as Great Gan’s average standard.
Out of the few powers, their Cloud World was the weakest. As such, they had to rely more on the native powers of Yuanlian World.
“As expected, conquering outer regions isn’t a simple matter. It seems like it is time for me to come out…”
Zong Shou looked forward. During this month, he had accelerated time in the room by 10 times.
At this moment, he could already instantiate 40 stars.
His comprehension of the Dao was becoming slower and slower.
He was still a huge way away from the 72 stars that he planned to use to break through to Celestial Realm.
As for the Ten Extreme Imperial Dao Formation, after he was familiar with the sword crafting process, it became faster and faster.
At this moment, he doubled a full 24 swords. White in color, Spiritual Light flashed and hung around him.
He didn’t know about their strength, but in terms of looks, the newly crafted swords were much better than the previous ones.
Dragon Aura was vast, there were even rough signs of shadows of Instant Space Dragons hidden within.
Just at this moment, Zong Shou felt something and looked outside, only to see yet another talisman fall and hang outside of the Yuanjing Palace, spinning around.
Zong Shou took a look and then raised his hand, allowing it to charge in and land in front of him.
The talisman opened and Tanqing’s image appeared in front of him.
It was a projection, the person was tens of thousands of miles away and bowed toward him.
“A month has passed, has Ruler considered it?”
He called him Ruler as a form of respect. It was obvious that during this month, the Tianfang Deacon hadn’t been doing nothing and had investigated his identity within the Cloud World.
Zong Shou looked forward curiously at this Spiritual Light projection.
10,000 miles image projection? That’s an interesting skill.
This person chose such a perfect time.
If he was too early, he would sound desperate and become annoying. If it was too late and they gained a footing, it would also be inappropriate.
He impassively looked at Tanjing and said coldly, “I know about the rules, but I still need three months!”
Tanjing frowned, “It is okay with me! But Xuanling Guild and Nine Capital Celestial Court might not agree. How about a month? Tanjing can help speak for you. It is bad to offend them all. Ruler please think about it…”
“A month and a half!”
Zong Shou was firm, he was going to bargain no matter what.
“A month and a half later and I won’t interfere with this Yuanlian World matter.”
Tanjing hesitated slightly and then he nodded, “Let’s follow what Ruler says. With 45 days as the agreed time. At that time, if you are unwilling, there will be no less than 40 Celestial Realm Experts descending. When that happens, the situation can’t be stopped…”
Seeing Zong Shou scoff coldly, his eyes filled with mocking intent, Tanjing stopped and said carefully, “There is also one more thing I need to tell Ruler! Recently, a few people arrived in the area around Tianfang World. They said that they came from the Lu Family and were scouting about a murder months ago. The location and time are similar to when Ruler entered and left Tianfang World.”
Zong Shou’s eyes squinted, his expression didn’t change. He was extremely calm.
“Murder? It probably is me. Then, is your guild going to tell on me?”
“Ruler is joking!”
Tanjing said awkwardly, “No matter how we want to get into their good books, we won’t betray you and offend Dragon Shadow Saint Venerable. Our Tianfang Guild can’t take that repercussion too. It is best to stay out of it. I just told you the news to remind you!”
Only now did his expression relax. These people knew their place and balanced pros and cons.
Since the matter was solved, he smiled, “Is your Tianfang Guild interested in doing a deal with me?”
The moment he said this, Tanjing’s brow rose and his eyes were filled with surprise.
He didn’t know what deal Zong Shou was going to propose.
If it was to form an alliance, then he would stay far away from it.
Although his background was strong, apart from Aokun and Dragon Shadow, there was too little strength he could take out.
After discussing with Tanjing, they talked until the Ten Thousand Mile Image Projection Talisman used up all of its Spiritual Energy.
An hour later, Zong Shou smiled and walked out.
The negotiation made him satisfied.
“Hong Jiuchen, Mufang, Fuyue, Chahou Hu…”
These were the names of the few people that day.
During this half a day, Tanjing didn’t hold any secrets back, telling him all the intel about their strength, the men under them, etc., all to Zong Shou.
At this moment, Hong Jiuchen’s Nine Capital Celestial Court was the strongest out of all the powers in Yuanlian World.
They occupied the richest southwest area and were sharpening their troops, staring aggressively at Jiujing’s old land.
The other few were the same, prepared to split this southwest area.
Their situation was really dangerous. This outer region exploration and expansion really wasn’t simple.
The moment he walked out, he saw Feng Taiji standing there.
He was stunned when he saw Zong Shou and then came back to his senses, “Ruler, the various Emperors from the countries have arrived, would you like to meet them?”