Becoming the Master of a Mermaid Island From Today - Chapter 40
“Island Master! What’s wrong? What happened?” Mo Yuan heard Lei Xiu’s shout and hurriedly came to his side.
“Do you know that there are pirates nearby?” Lei Xiu looked at Mo Yuan and asked with anticipation.
“As far as I know, because we are at the edge of the northern sea region, there are basically no pirates within a hundred kilometers of us. The last time the group of them came here was only by accident,” Mo Yuan said slowly after thinking for a while.
“Island Master, why are you asking this?” Mo Yuan asked doubtfully.
From what she knew, pirates had always been one of the few creatures that could not be provoked in this sea. From a young age, her elders had taught them to stay as far away from pirates as possible.
Furthermore, the pirates were very powerful. Now that her Island Master was asking this question, Mo Yuan could not help but feel curious.
“Well… of course I’m robbing them! Mermaid Island needs a lot of money to be built now, so it’s better to prepare for the unknown dangers in the future.. I don’t have much money myself, so the fastest way to earn money is naturally to rob the rich pirates in the ocean!” Lei Xiu explained with a smile.
“Island Master, you must not! Pirates are the most immoral creatures. Once you provoke them, they will take endless revenge. Furthermore, they are very powerful and have a lot of manpower!” Mo Yuan hurriedly advised after hearing her Island Master’s words.
“Of course I know this. We don’t have enough manpower right now, and there aren’t many powerful mermaids. I plan to just find some wandering pirates to cause trouble, so there’s no need to worry!” Lei Xiu slowly explained.
“Is that so… that’s fine! Let me think… Right, before I came here, there were pirates frequently appearing in the residential area I was in! Furthermore, they were just wandering pirates without any background. Their strength was also relatively weak, and they only dared to bully some weak races.” Mo Yuan fell into deep thought, and then she thought of something and hurriedly said.
“We’ll have to give them trouble then!” Lei Xiu clapped his hands and decided on this matter.
“However, because these wandering pirates are relatively weak, their vigilance is very high. Once they discover something wrong, they will hurriedly flee. That’s why there are always wandering pirates in this sea,” Mo Yuan added.
“Hmm… Looks like we have to plan properly!” Lei Xiu frowned and fell into deep thought.
Mo Yuan fell silent as well, and waited silently by Lei Xiu’s side.
All of a sudden, Lei Xiu raised his head in a low voice, and a bright light flashed through his eyes. His expression was abnormally excited.
“Got it!” Lei Xiu shouted.
“What is it, Island Master?” Mo Yuan saw Lei Xiu suddenly become agitated. She knew that he had already come up with a solution and hurriedly asked.
“I’ll take a ship alone and pretend to be a fallen pirate. I’ll pass by the stray pirates, and then you and a few powerful mermaids will lie in ambush under the ship. I’ll first show weakness to the pirates and make them lower their guard. Then, you guys will wait for an opportunity to deal a fatal blow!” Lei Xiu slowly revealed his plan.
“Oh right, I still have to keep a few boxes of gold coins on my ship. Only then will those pirates have the desire to take action!” Lei Xiu added.
“This method works! Very good! That way, those wandering pirates won’t be able to detect any danger!” Mo Yuan’s eyes flashed when she heard Lei Xiu’s plan. She nodded like a chick pecking on rice, expressing her high approval.
“Then it’s settled. Go find a few powerful mermaids and set off with me!” Lei Xiu announced.
“Yes, Island Master!”
After Mo Yuan finished speaking, she hurriedly retreated and began to prepare for Lei Xiu’s orders.
Meanwhile, Lei Xiu took advantage of this time to come to the tree at the edge of the island. Looking at the huge tree that was a few meters in diameter, Lei Xiu took out his longsword from his storage space without a word and started hacking at the roots of the tree.
Before long, the tree was cut down. He removed the branch again, leaving only the main trunk. The main trunk was more than ten meters long. Lei Xiu cut at it again and emptied the middle, planning to make a wooden boat.
After a while, a beautiful wooden boat was constructed! Lei Xiu also made the remaining branches into two oars.
“It seems I am quite talented… hahahaha.” Lei Xiu looked at the wooden ship in front of him and laughed to himself.
“Island Master! I have gathered the mermaids you needed, They are all ready!”
Just as Lei Xiu finished construction of the wooden boat, Mo Yuan had already brought her mermaids over to his side.
At that moment, there were more than 20 low-level second-grade mermaids beside Mo Yuan.
“Hmm! Alright, with you guys, dealing with those pirates will be a piece of cake, hahahaha,” Lei Xiu said happily as he looked at Mo Yuan and the others.
“Alright, let’s set off! You guys lie in ambush under the ship. Don’t let out any movements and wait for an opportunity to make a move!” Lei Xiu said solemnly.
“Yes, Island Master!”
More than twenty mermaids spoke in unison.
After that, Lei Xiu pushed the wooden boat into the sea and sat on it himself. At the same time, Lei Xiu wanted to place three large boxes of gold coins inside the wooden boat. But because Lei Xiu didn’t have that many gold coins, he filled the bottom of the box with sand and placed the gold coins at the top.
This way, from the outside, the box would not appear to be weightless because it was too light inside.
After that, Lei Xiu made the wooden ship look a little old to prevent the pirates who saw it from suspecting it. After all, how could a fallen pirate have such a brand new wooden ship!
After everything was prepared, Lei Xiu rowed with two oars, and Mo Yuan and the others behind him followed closely behind. They snuck under the wooden boat and slowly moved towards the direction Mo Yuan had mentioned earlier.
Drifting on the surface of the sea was lonely and boring. Thankfully, Lei Xiu had Mo Yuan and the others to accompany him. Otherwise, his perseverance would have been worn away by the endless sea.
“Time really flies!”
When one was alone, one would always think about some people and recall some things. Looking at the boundless sea, Lei Xiu fell into deep thought again. Thinking about the women and brothers from his previous life, he couldn’t help but feel sad.
As time passed, due to the strong winds on the surface of the sea, the speed of the wooden boat became faster and faster.
“Island Master! We’re almost there!” At this moment, Mo Yuan carefully stuck her head out from under the water and looked at the small island that had appeared on the distant sea.
“Alright! Quickly dive down, don’t get discovered!” Lei Xiu hurriedly said when he caught sight of the small island in front of him.