117 A Mysterious Cave
Zhihao looked at the horizon as he kept pondering for a bit.
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After a few more minutes, Zhihao shook his head and immediately flew towards the Floating Fortress as he kept pondering of what to do with those citizens.
After arriving in the Floating Fortress, Zhihao first came to his Direct Disciples.
Zhihao stood in their front as he looked at them with their injuries and exhausted body. Zhihao then asked.
"How was your first battle?"
Hearing Zhihao's question, all of them had an anguished face, Clearly, from not being able to help much in the battlefield, they became the support of Ying Mai instead.
To Zhihao, it was their first time not answering, but he didn't mind as he already knew what their answers would be. he then continued.
"What do you need to do then? just let your uselessness in today's matter drag you down?"
They immediately looked at Zhihao as they awoken from their despairing stupor, they gritted their teeth wanting to answer: 'What could we have done!' but they immediately swallowed it, because when Zhihao came, they actually became useful in the least.
Zhihao sighed as he replied: "I`ll postpone your mission today it will be adjusted tomorrow, Rest for now, the only way for you guys to over weaknesses is making your mistakes your stepping stones for power."
Hearing Zhihao's words, they nodded and replied: "yes Lord"
Zhihao then nodded as he left his final words: "You all, are my first twenty Direct Disciples, I don't know if I`ll take a few more but just remember something."
Zhihao paused as he looked at his Disciples. he then continued.
"Remember Who your Master is, and which status do you belong under him."
After speaking, Zhihao then walked out towards the Fortress.
Hearing Zhihao's words, their will and determination Ignited again.
Ma Dong then poured cold water when he saw their fighting spirit then said: "Determination isn't enough, Even if you guys have talents, put Hard work above all else!"
Hearing Ma Dong's words, they nodded as they replied: "Yes Senior Brother"
After replying to Ma Dong, They immediately scattered as they found their place and started to cultivate.
When Zhihao returns to his room, He saw his three wives and two sons playing a game of tag.
Zhihao smiled at them as he spoke: "I`ve already bought the things you guys wanted." after speaking, Zhihao withdrew all the necessities from his Interspatial Ring.
Ning'er nodded as she placed all of them in her Interspatial Ring, she'll drop them off at their Baby's sleeping room.
Zhihao smiled at them as he replied: "Thank you all, for helping me in tempering my subordinates." Zhihao knew that with Verushka's help, they would've slaughtered their way through all the enemies.
Ning'er shook her head as she replied: "It was Veru that forced us to not to help, she said that It'll help them improve with real life-threatening events to occur, we were about to help them, but she just stopped us and explained."
Verushka snorted as she replied: "Hmmp, If you don't let them do things on their own, they'd be cultivating poles, in the end, powerful masters, yet can only be called powerful, and not skilled." Verushka paused for a bit as she continued.
"Those kinds of subordinates are not needed by Zhihao."
Xiao'er and Ning'er sighed as how strict Verushka is, but she really made a point as there is a thought that flashed in their heads.
'What if we couldn't handle our enemies?'
'what would happen to Zhihao if he encounters someone stronger than him and needed someone's aid'
'And if by that time, us three isn't enough, what would happen by then?'
All sorts of thoughts popped into their head when they heard Verushka's explanation by then.
Zhihao smiled as he replied: "Thank you Veru."
Verushka smiled as she asked: "So... Where are my new Boxes?" Verushka looked at the Items when he withdrew them from his Interspatial Ring, After she scanned it, there was no box thingy!
Zhihao then pondered as he asked: "Boxes?"
Verushka, Xiao'er, and Ning'er raised their hands with the Phone in their hand, that's currently charging in their power bank.
Zhihao smiled at them as sweat poured from his forehead and back.
Ning'er and Xiao'er smiled as they shook their head. they know what will happen if Verushka didn't receive her gifts.
Verushka then glanced at Zhihao as she spoke: "You didn't buy any, That's still good, just remember to buy one when you returned."
The Three of them was shocked at how Verushka behaved, their eyes wide open together with their mouths.
Zhihao then walked forward as he held his hands in her forehead and spoke: "Are you sick or anything?"
Verushka was touched as Zhihao asked this, then she realized something, Cultivators wouldn't get sick, then a sudden realization hit her as her facial expression changed, she then spoke
"Do you want to die?"
Zhihao then laughed awkwardly as he tried to pacify her anger.
The four of them talked for a while.
Then, when Zhihao is about to leave, Ning'er spoke to him.
"Ah! Husband, there was a report that I find hard to approach."
Zhihao then nodded as he replied: "What's it about?"
Ning'er then answered.
"The first one is, the appearance of countless unknown species, the one that you brought Butler Ma to, they had started Appearing, but right now, there were only the Weak ones that were discovered, And the second one is..."
She paused for a bit before continuing.
"It's a cave, near one of the invader's base, The scouts reported it as It seemed like a normal cave, but when they entered inside, there seemed to be no end to the numbers of tunnels inside."
Zhihao pondered for a bit as he replied: "Something like a Maze?"
Ning'er nodded and spoke: "Yes, It seemed like that, The scouts reported that they didn't want to enter in case they get lost, but they scanned with their senses and in a 10KM radius, but they couldn't sense the end of the cave."
Zhihao nodded as he replied: "I`ll check it myself, I can't have you guys go with me, you three will be staying here." Zhihao figured out that they would want to follow him so he immediately prevented them in case they insist.
The Three of them sighed as they nodded, they knew how their husband is, as such they didn't force the matter anymore.
Zhihao then spoke: "I`ll be going now, The three of you take care of things here while I`m gone, and oh in this Interspatial Ring, there are all sorts of metals Inside it, Make some weapons for the Normal citizens of the Empire, sell them for protection purpose."
The Three of them nodded as Zhihao walked out of the room.