Chapter 636: With Sufficient Chips, One Had a Bigger Say
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After some news were purposely leaked by the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Great Qin Empire was very curious about the Water Marrow Crystal Mine and the Evil-Warding Purple Gold. They hoped to send people to get the right to mine all these resources.
Through trading and buying of these resources, on one hand, the supply might be unstable, on another hand, the control was all in the hands of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, which was something the Great Qin Empire was not pleased to see.
The Great Qin Empire hoped to use the immigration project to obtain the right to enter the Celestial Wonders World. They had no ideas about the expansion and control of the Middle World, but they hoped to have a stake in the mining of the key resources in the Celestial Wonders World.
Lin Feng and the Celestial Sect of Wonders wanted people to migrate to the Celestial Wonders World and boost the population over there. He needed some people to set the foundation first. Right now, in the Divine Lands, the average citizens had rather stable lives and they rarely migrated elsewhere.
Although it was a cultivation world, people were still devoted to their native land. There were very few who were willing to migrate elsewhere.
To force them to do so was possible, but it was unwise.
There were many people under the Great Qin Empire. With their official administration promoting the migration, supplemented with the dissemination of the information regarding the Celestial Wonders World, these people would be more willing to migrate.
“These immigrants will be from the Great Qin Empire. After they enter the Celestial Wonders World, and it prospers in the future, who does it belong to then?” Shi Tianhao pondered.
Zhu Yi said, “This must depend on the education of the next few generations of people. For them to migrate over, their entire family must move over here too. As they move here, they have to cut off any links they once had with the outside world and build up their foundations from here again.”
“Those with a ‘special mission’ will be removed. There will not be many of such people, otherwise the Great Qin Empire will be shooting itself in the foot. Since they proposed such an idea, they may intend to put some spies over, but most of the people migrating over should be normal citizens. They have to make it convenient for us, otherwise there will be no deal.”
Lin Feng was aware of the conversation between his disciples, but he did not plan to make it easy for the Great Qin Empire.
As he looked at Shi Zongyue, Lin Feng smiled. He changed the topic suddenly, “Prince Anliang, I suddenly recalled that there is another kind of resource that is produced in the Celestial Wonders World.”
Shi Zongyue was slightly surprised, but his expression did not change. He asked, “Oh? What is it?”
Lin Feng answered, “Polarity Steel.”
Shi Zongyue went silent and his expression did not change, but he was already laughing bitterly in his heart.
The Polarity Steel was a very special cultivation resource, containing the power of the dual polarities. This form of dual polarity was very special. Once cultivated, every piece of Polarity Steel was independent, but could build up a mana connection with other Polarity Steels too.
And it was not just a connection with one other Polarity Steel. It was like a web of connections.
To a normal cultivator or a sect, this Polarity Steel was not just used for creating tools of communication. It was also used to produce certain troop formations.
Talking about these troop formations, the Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation could not be left out of the picture.
The Divine Martial Army of the Great Zhou Empire was the only large-scale army contingent around. Those who participated did not have to cultivate the same things, but a powerful armed force could still be gathered.
From an Immortal Soul Stage Elder to a Qi Cultivation Stage cultivator, through the Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation, they could all link their powers and exist as an entity.
In the cultivation world, when there was too huge a gap in cultivation, quantity lost its meaning. A huge cultivator could shift mountains and fill the seas. Killing countless low-cultivation cultivators would be easy for him.
If the difference in realm was too big, quantity would never make up for quality.
The Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation did not just increase the quantity of people. Instead, through a miraculous spell, it caused the increase in quantity to translate into an increase in quality, changing the model of power within. These allowed the cultivators in the lower realm to match up to that of the more powerful cultivators within the formation.
During the War of Buddha Annihilation, as they faced the Great Thunderclap Temple’s Vairocana Formation, countless cultivators from the Divine Martial Army combined their powers and destroyed it. Although they did it with the help of the Formation-Bursting Drum, the result was still shocking.
The increase in quality of the formation was not unlimited, but was enough to catch the attention of many.
Many other sects formed their own troops because they cultivated the same things. That’s why there was a limit to their quantity of troopers. The Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation was brilliant in the way that it allowed those who cultivated different things to come together to create a formation.
The Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation was rumored to be created by the Marquis of Xuanji, Zhu Hongwu.
But in reality, it originated from Emperor Tai.
After Emperor Tai perished, the spell and formation gradually disappeared. Only when the Great Zhou Empire discovered the traces of Emperor Tai did they find the Imperial Palace. This allowed this spell and formation to re-appear again. After Zhu Hongwu make changes to it, the Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation was finally created.
Besides this, for the formation to produce the best results, there must be the coordination of other things too.
The Great Zhou Empire prepared costumes for the Divine Martial Army, and they added the Polarity Steel inside them intentionally. This was to increase the mana connection between the cultivators in the formation, and also to make it more convenient for the leader of the formation to lead his troops.
But in the Divine Lands, it was very rare to find Polarity Steel. As a result, the demand of the Divine Martial Army was always not matched by the supply. Besides searching for the Polarity Steel all these years, the Great Zhou Empire was also actively seeking other resources that could replace the Polarity Steel. But they did not make any findings.
Right now, there was a Polarity Steel Mine of top quality and sufficient quantity that appeared right in front of Liang Pan and Zhu Hongwu. They were definitely tempted.
Celestial Sect of Wonders stamped their foot on this place. If the Great Zhou Empire wanted to snatch the resources from under their nose, they had to consider it carefully. But if they just wanted to help with the movement of immigrants, then it would make things easier. Their need for the Polarity Steel was greater than the need of the Great Qin Empire for the Water Marrow Crystals or the Evil-Warding Purple Gold.
And if the Great Zhou Empire could obtain the Polarity Steel that they needed, it would be very beneficial for the increase in their powers.
If the powers of the Almighty Celestial Formation were boosted greatly, it could have a huge influence on the Imperial Palace.
Once the Imperial Palace reached its peak state like before, it would be a very powerful magic treasure in the destiny realm. If it could improve beyond what it was ever like, then it would be even more frightening.
But as they faced the Great Void Sect, it was impossible for the conflict between the Great Zhou Empire and Great Qin Empire to be resolved. As one’s powers increased, not only did it threaten the Great Void Sect, it also threatened the other empire.
Lin Feng flipped his palm and a clear white metal rock appeared on his palm. Shi Zongyue did not even have to use his supernatural awareness to know that it was a raw Polarity Steel rock that had not undergone purification.
Although it was just a raw metal now, there was a dense amount of Polarity Steel within. For a raw material, the quality seemed to be very high.
Lin Feng tapped lightly in air and an illusion appeared. The image of a series of mountains was projected. As the focus was changed to the bottom of the mountains, a line of mine that reflected a bright, white light appeared in front of Shi Zongyue.
The mine shot out a strong polarity force, causing a tremendous disruption. The force even transcended void space and caused the illusion to shake slightly.
As Shi Zongyue saw this, he knew that Lin Feng was not lying.
Liang Pan and Zhu Hongwu were very ambitious. If the Great Zhou Empire became too powerful, Lin Feng would not be pleased either. But as compared to the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Great Qin Empire would have a greater pressure.
The Great Qin Empire could not allow the Great Zhou Empire to get the Polarity Steel. If it was something else, they could consider allowing the Great Zhou Empire to join them in pressurizing the Celestial Sect of Wonders. But it was a no go with regards to the Polarity Steel. They could still tolerate the Almighty Celestial Destroyer Formation, but if the Imperial Palace was to be boosted, that was something they could not allow to happen.
As both sides negotiated, the side with lesser chips had no right to impose their opinions.
Lin Feng left some room for the Great Qin Empire cultivators to enter the Celestial Wonders World to explore the various mines. From there, they could decide the quantity to be traded with the Great Qin Empire in the future. In this area, Lin Feng provided them welfare and ensured that they were given sufficient supplies.
The news of the Polarity Steel did not spread. Right now, only the Celestial Sect of Wonders and Great Qin Empire. As they settled the deal with the Great Qin Empire, the Celestial Sect of Wonders would naturally prevent the Polarity Steel from going to the Great Zhou Empire.
The Great Qin Empire helped the Celestial Sect of Wonders by boosting its immigration volume. Under the control of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, the Great Qin Empire did not dare to pull any tricks.
During the process of negotiation, Shi Zongyue, Shi Yu and the senior management of the Great Qin Empire communicated with one another. With regards to such a result, the Great Qin Empire could not help it.
After confirming the cooperation of the Great Qin Empire, Lin Feng started to receive some guests.
The main point this time was the Matte Glowless Metal.
The Matte Glowless Metal was one of the Six Mystical Metals. It was the perfect material to cultivate flying swords or other metal weapons. As long as a small amount of it was added into the weapons, they would become much stronger immediately.
During the first Sect-Opening Ceremony at Shazhou County, the Great Zhou Empire sent a congratulatory gift, which contained ten catties of Matte Glowless Metal.
The Matte Glowless Metal that the Great Zhou Empire sent was not the raw metal, but was cultivated.
Ten catties did not sound like a lot, but as compared to its effects and production quantities, it was indeed a huge number.
During then, the Azure Clouds Grandmaster, Flying Flames Grandmaster and other Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters were jealous. If it was a smaller sect, they would have snatched the metal away.
And as the Celestial Sect of Wonders developed this Celestial Wonders World, the most important discovery they made was an entire stretch of Matte Glowless Metal mine.
The storage quantity was very huge and the quality seemed to be good too. It was far superior than most of the Matte Glowless Metal mines in the Divine Lands. With the same quantity of raw metal, more Matte Glowless Metals could be formed.
For such a stretch of mine, besides satisfying the Celestial Sect of Wonders, it was also a chip that was important to Lin Feng.
Right now, the Celestial Sword Elder, Great Barren Swordmaster and the Lightning Swordmaster were all here as they received news about it.
To these sword cultivators, if they could add the Matte Glowless Metal into the cultivation of their swords, it would be a huge boost.
“Everybody, we have to admit that the Celestial Sect of Wonders is very powerful now. If we just interact with them on our own, we will be at a disadvantage.” The Celestial Sword Elder was the first to reach Mount Kunlun. He waited and stopped the rest as they came. He communicated with them, “Let us combine forces and interact with the Celestial Sect of Wonders. This will help us achieve our goal.”