Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bringing the Farm... - Chap 112


Chapter 112 - Too Optimistic

At noon, Rockhead and Blockhead, as well as Meirin, returned to the castle. The three of them heard from Ann that Zhao and Green had come back. They were surprised since they knew that Zhao was staying in the space.

Finding Zhao and Green in the living room, Meirin quickly went over and asked, "Master, Green, why are you back? Is there a problem?"

Green smiled. "Everything's good. We just came back to test something." He then explained to Meirin what they had been doing, and her eyes shined. Over the years, she and Green had been helping take care of the Buda clan, so she certainly understood what this could represent.

But Green then told her some of the problems they would run into, and like a pot of cold water, Meirin's enthusiasm cooled down, but she nodded. "Ah, yes, these are indeed big problems. However, I don't think we can solve it by buying war slaves. Those slaves are usually prisoners of war or criminals with some skills. They aren't good people. In the battlefield, they are likely not to contribute anything for us. Such people are useless. I think it's better to buy some common slaves and then train them with cavalry skills."

"You say it like it's easy," Green said, "Why can't we buy war slaves, but other large clans can?"

"You old man should not confuse us with other large clans, because they have enough strength to cope with war slaves. Don't we also need money to buy weapons for the slaves? And why can't we train some common slaves to ride a beast and make a cavalry out of that?"

"I guess your way is right. Plus the price to buy common slaves would be a lot cheaper." Then Green frowned and said, "But there is a problem. Those slaves generally don't practice martial arts. Their combat effectiveness would be limited compared to warriors."

Meirin smiled slightly. "I've already thought about that. The reason some people don't know any magic or martial arts is because they never get the chance to study it. Plus they generally wouldn't have anything that could help them with their cultivation. However, Master is able to grow magic vegetables in the space. After eating these magic vegetables, I have observed that the slaves that we had already bought have become more able-bodied. If we buy more slaves and raise them up with these conditions, I think that in a few years, they will become soldiers that could fight for us."

Green had no objections this time. Those magic vegetables produced by the space were indeed amazing when compared to ones grown on the Continent. For example, the magic radishes in the Continent could only be regarded as one of the most common magic vegetable because the magic contained within was too small. If a mage or warrior were to eat one of those magic radishes, they will not gain much benefits.

However, the magic radishes grown in the space was an exception. They contained powerful magic, about five times more than the ones grown on the Continent. At this point, they didn't know what other magic vegetables the space could produce, but the amount of magic they contained shouldn't be any lower than the magic radishes, and in fact, some of it might be higher. Green's strength was about to break through to the ninth level, and this was not unrelated to the magic vegetables.

With this thought, they couldn't help but turn to Zhao, who slightly chuckled. "This should be easy to handle. We just need to wait for the space to level up, then we will have enough magic vegetables for a lot of people to eat everyday. This is not something to worry about." Zhao then added, "And it's not just magic vegetables. It's also possible that the blue-eyed rabbit meat inside the space could also be useful. It would not be difficult to train up some slaves to become warriors."

Green and Meirin's eyes brightened from what Zhao said. With the power of the space, they would constantly be able to feed the slaves with food that contained magic, like vegetables and meat. If they were to use those, then the progress of training soldiers would be very alarming. If those big clans would try such a thing, it would be impossible because even they would be unable to afford to feed their common soldiers so much magic vegetables.

"It seems that the most important thing to do right now is to level up the space, then we will be able to get more land," Green said, "More land means more magic vegetables, and that will also help us gain more income for the Buda clan. But this will take time, so we can only develop slowly. We must not be impatient."

Meirin nodded. "Ah, yes, the foundation of the Buda clan is too thin. We are still too weak to expose our identity. Even now, we have a mysterious and powerful enemy fighting against us. In this case, we can't be too careful."

Zhao agreed. "Even if we have the ability to make a cavalry, we still have to take things step by step, otherwise we will be in danger."

"We can't do too much and must remain low key," Meirin said, "I think what we should focus on is just working with Laura and making some money, so we can buy rare plants that will help Master level up the space. Once the space reaches a high enough level, it will be able to lift the Water of Nothingness from Master's body, then you could learn magic and martial arts. I think that for now, having the lord of the Buda clan learning magic and martial arts is more important than building up a cavalry."

Everyone recognized that what Meirin said was right. If the space could level up a little faster, and lift the Water of Nothingness from Zhao's body a little earlier, then it will revive the Buda clan out of their hopeless situation.

Green nodded. "Ah, I didn't think that this old woman would have a greater understanding than me. Well, Master, we should go back to the Stony Mountain estate. Laura will return in two days, and we must complete our deal before we can talk about other businesses, like selling oil fruits, blue-eyed rabbits, and scaled wildebeests. Working with Laura, it's not impossible to make some money and develop the clan silently. We should silently accumulate money and power, waiting for the day when we can soar!"

"Yes, the most profitable business in the world is a monopoly business. If our unique magic vegetables could be sold at a good price, then we will have a monopoly on the market throughout the Continent. It will be easy to make more money. We don't need to rush," Zhao said.

Green nodded. "We should take our time to slowly develop the Buda clan. Ever since we defeated Garan, we have been a little too optimistic. We shouldn't forget that right now we have been banished to the Black Waste with no ability to resist."

Zhao gave a wry smile. They had used the space to beat Garan, and since then they had become too confident. It shouldn't be forgotten that the aristocracy weren't opponents that they could simply deal with. There were some noble clans that had ninth level experts. And for those that didn't, they would be willing to pay a certain price to ask for a ninth level expert's help.

Before, when those nobles were dealing with the Buda clan, they didn't even need to ask a ninth level expert to help them. It wasn't worth it for such a high price. They might as well just banish the Buda clan to the Black Waste and let them fend for themselves. However, if those nobles found out that the Buda clan had made a turnaround, and even had some great benefits that they would want, then maybe this time they would pay the price to send out a ninth level expert.

Zhao saw how strong Green and Meirin, who were eighth level experts, were. Then how strong was an expert at the ninth level? Zhao didn't dare imagine it.

He couldn't just stay in the space forever and never go out. Once he left, a ninth level expert could put him down in a second. In that case, they would be finished.

Thinking about this, Zhao let loose a breath. "Ah, yes, this time we have been too optimistic. It seems that staying low key is good. Grandma Meirin, at night you should rest in the space. Practicing there will be good for you. If the Buda clan had a ninth level expert, then no one would dare lay hands on us."


Translator Notes: I now can't stop seeing Zhao as the monopoly guy. I mean he already has a black hat and a cane.




44 comments:

  1. Thanks!

    Also,

    "He couldn't just stay in the space forever and never go out."
    Why not?

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    1. exactly my thoughts, they seem to have forgotten that the space will also level up from just farming
      so what they're doing right now is going against what they're saying :"there's no rush" "we'll take it slow"

      thanks for the chapter

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    2. Third in line this line... Hell, I think even though they keep saying that they have some good heads on their shoulders and stuff like that... That all in all they're just acting like little kids... "Ooh- a radish" "Ooh- a piece of (candy)corn" "Ooh- mindless objects that behave like AIs"... All I'm waiting for is the "Ooh- a spaceship"

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    3. They, say they can't stay in there because one day Zao will die and the space will not exist anymore. so they have to "grow" the clan "Roots".

      But that is something that will happen many years in the future, they are rushing things too much.

      they should hole up in the space a little more before thinking these things

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    4. He is talking about if they are being hunted by a 9th level expert. He would be essentially stuck in his space forever or until he somehow becomes 9th level: essentially forever.

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    5. he doesnt even have too he can just exit through another portal and set a 3rd one anywhere.

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    6. Yeah, it has three teleport point for goodness sake.

      I seriously doubt that a ninth level expert would spend a long time chasing them back and forth.

      Not to mention that Zhao can probably change the teleport points.

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  2. Thank you for the chapters! I think that you are using the "wry smile" in an incorrect way... maybe?

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  3. Thank you for the chapters! I think that you are using the "wry smile" in an incorrect way... maybe?

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  4. I see no reason they can't stay in the space forever. They have food, water, great environment for training. The farm will keep on leveling by just farming too. They could also open one of the space gate in carrion swamp and they will get tons of undead coming in everyday. And didn't he keep saying Green will level up, if 9th level enemy really come then can't he wait in space for Green to breakthrough then have him plus 1000 undead gangup on that 9th level? Can't win in one fight? go back into the space and come back later. Entrance location exposed? change the entrance then. A lot more enemy come? Hide in space and poison their ration. His space is a freaking super weapon for war of attrition.

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    1. He literally can't lose a war of attrition unless he buys thousands of more slaves. As long as they eat less than a few tons of food every day, he will not run out, and he can send regular stampedes against any foe, then raise undead to grow the undead army by a few hundred...

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    3. I don’t think I’ve seen the farm level up just from farming activties, every lvl up has come after new additions to the farm space. I know it’s implied that farming will level his space, it just seems like it would take an immense amount of grinding to do it. Although he has been mostly planting radishes, f**ing lvl 1 crops.
      And like someone said before, they are acting like little kids... hyper one moment and making grand plans of expantion and whatnot, depressed the next. For a couple of old farts who’ve been through wars, hardship and hemorrhoids they act surprisingly childishly

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  5. He can just go to afterwar battlefield and make undead from the dead soldiers, and get many loyal, fearless and poison-enhanched warplanes for free

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    1. He only needs to be able to breed fowls to gain the warplanes... and from the resent upgrades, said airforce would indeed be able of airstrikes...

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  6. You guys are saying that he should permanently remain in space all the time. What about when he grows old and dies, what will happen to his descendants and clan then?

    You guys are forgetting that he is thinking in the long term. He needs to get slaves, establish a firm foothold and train his army. If he dies, the Buda clan is finished.

    His ultimate goal is to establish the Buda clan in such a way that it can thrive even without the need for the space in the future.

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    1. not that he should. but he clearly could...

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    2. His space can level up just from farming.
      Once the space reaches level 20, it can cure him of the water of nothingness.
      Once he has been cured, he can train.
      Once he increases his level, with the space speeding up the process, his lifespan will increase.
      Reach level 10 and you are believed to be immortal.

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    3. their probable thought process(tried to add this but the comment got published before I could)

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  7. Meatbun delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Aww.. does that mean the cavalry plan is canceled? :( just when meatbun wanted to play with the fish cavalry too..

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  8. Read 113 @ http://www.systranet.com/turl/?systranbanner=1&systrangui=WebUI&systranuid=aHR0cC10dy5oand6dy5jb20vQm9vay9SZWFkLzI2MTc3LDM1MDE5MzQvemhfZW4%3D ifs the Mtls. Version

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  9. Thank you for the chapter and for your continuing hard work

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  10. There was 8 normal chapter and 3 sponsored at 110, at 111 it was 8 normal chapter and 2 but you did not mark it as sponsored now at 112 it is at 6 normal chapter and 2 sponsored i think you falsely belived that you had not reduced the chapter because of that.

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  11. I like this book, truly, but damn they repeat everything at least 4 times.

    And this point with war slaves is pointless. We (the readers) know that the magic plants from the Space are much more potent than normal. Combined with the much better nutrition, Green could teach 10-15 normal slaves who would then become the Buda Clans officer corps in a few years (also in those years Zhao could obtain a energy training manual).

    Combining the Space's mind-altering effects with Zhao's already good treatment of them, the slaves will be loyal even after they gain their freedom. The talk of buying a 1,000gold war slave instead of a 10gold normal slave is pointless!

    Not to harp, it just sucks that the last 2 chapters were pointless -.-

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  12. doesnt he have a magical flyswatter that can attack from the space? isnt he behyond invincible? a ninth level mage or warrior can only wait for there death.

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  13. Thank you for the chapter.

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  14. Wtf it say he cannot use magic or martial art,,, why sudenly he can learn light magic etc i really confuse.... Or i missread hahahaha

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  15. i was hopeing for more chapters but guess i was "too optimistic"

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  16. where is tuesday's chapter 113 and todays chapter 114

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  17. i mean really if your going to set a up delivery days have the chapters ready by then and post on time

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    1. Maybe he very busy in real life, well it suck waiting for nothing

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  18. Heh, this is getting utterly ridiculous. "We are gods but oh no, some1 is gonna kill us from shadows any second and we cant make an army in a milisecond, we have to LAY LOW. And MOST IMPORTANTLY, lets grow more radishes so we wont die of hunger."
    Geez, just open portal in the capital and start SWATTING.

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