This is a Miracle - Chapter 60
The Azure Duchy is an archipelagic nation with more than 12,000 islands of varying sizes. Without counting territorial waters, it has a total land area of 1.91 million square kilometers.
Based purely on land area, it’s 600 to 700 times bigger than Arden island.
In terms of population, the Azure Duchy has over 30 million people, including citizens and slaves/
If foreign merchants, explorers, and mercenaries are counted. There would be a further 30% increase.
All in all, it’s a very powerful, prosperous, and rich country.
It’s completely different from the Iron Eagle Kingdom whose land is filled with depression and despair. The status of the three miracle masters of the Azure principality is equal, and they are revered as the three dukes of Azure.
Although they didn’t use the power of their miracles to improve the livelihood of the Azure Duchy, they still brought stability and prosperity to it.
The people here live in prosperity and have an extremely high sense of belonging to their country. They are the kind of people that are difficult to poach.
In addition, Azure, unlike Iron Eagle, has almost no rivals in the vicinity.
There is a large continent to the south, but with today’s navigation technology, it takes at least 6 months to travel between these two places.
Of course, this distance can be easily crossed by using the power of miracles.
However, even if they reach the other side, it’s nearly impossible to establish a trade route between the two sides at all, so whether it was the miracle masters of the Southern Continent or the Three Dukes of Azure, they chose to ignore the existence of each other.
Just maintaining diplomatic contacts and inviting each other every few years is considered having a friendly relationship.
To the north of the Azure Duchy is the land of miracles and the new world as per the ancient Ardennes.
It takes at least a 20-day voyage from the southernmost tip of the land of miracles to the Azure Duchy, but this cannot quell the enthusiasm of the merchants at sea.
The old man compared the Azure Duchy to a ‘sapphire’, not only for its richness but also because of its geographical advantage in this sea. It’s simply the pillar of sea trade in the east sea.
The northernmost city in the Azure Duchy, translated into the Arden language, means coral.
It is taken from the special topography of this sea area, which is filled with coral reefs.
It stands to reason that such an environment shouldn’t be developed into a port city due to its danger.
However, the Azure Duchy used their mysterious miracle power to create many safe paths across this boundless coral sea.
The ship sailed over the blue sea, the clear water shone with a blue halo as it reflected the sun’s rays.
This is the first time that the tree elf Anderson left his island. He leaned on the railing and looked into the distance.
The water is clear, and schools of fish could be seen scurrying with the passage of the ship.
The coral reefs on both sides are colorful and more gorgeous than the rainbow in the sky, like a sea of flowers in the sea. The neon lights on both sides of the road caused the Ardennes to exclaim endlessly.
“It’s so pretty, Captain!”
“It’s beautiful, indeed.”
The entire Coral City is situated at the very center of this colorful neon sea. More than 30 passages for large ships have been carved in this coral reefs sea. From a high altitude, Coral city and the paths around it looked like a huge flower.
“It’s on a completely different level to the castle of Thorns.”
Bai Luo has been to the Castle of Thorns, but the tones of these two places are completely different.
If one had to compare it, it’s like the difference between black and white photos and colored photos. It had to be said that the Coral City was indeed meticulously built by the miracle masters of the Azure Duchy.
Moreover, this is just one of their many islands. The Azure Duchy has more than 100 large islands.
Although they might not all be as prosperous as Coral city, they are at least quite close.
“This is a true miracle nation…”
The old man is right, Azure has a population of tens of millions and has been enjoying the blessing of miracles for over 500 years.
He only heard about it before, but now that he finally saw the prosperity of Coral city with his own eyes, Bai Luo finally realized the power of this nation.
Although Azure is only a Duchy. It’s able to stand firm under the siege of the four pirate kings of the sea, and maintain its hegemony status.
The strength of Azure is by no means weaker than the Iron Eagle.
“It’s too costly to become the enemy of such a nation.”
Hearing Bai Luo’s emotional statement, Gonia perceived the sense of pressure in his tone and immediately tried to reassure him,
“We have just started. In the future, we can definitely build a nation that is much stronger than this.”
“Haha, I’m grateful for your good words.”
Bai Luo just smiled and didn’t care much, he didn’t really take it to heart.
They have plenty of time!
What’s more, Azure has three miracles, and Bai Luo also has three miracles.
Moreover, he is soon going to awaken the fourth miracle, and it’s just a matter of time to acquire the fifth.
“Our potential is above Aure.”
Maintaining his humbleness, Bai Luo didn’t say that they completely crush Azure in terms of potential, “But learning from the strong is the virtue of the Ardennes.”
Gonia looked at young boys and girls running on the deck and asked, “Captain, shall we enter the port next, or do we wait?”
“There’s no reason to park on the passage to solicit customers,” Bai Luo said with a smile.
“Let’s go to the harbor, dock the ship there, and then look for slave traders on the spot.”
Normal slave ships are easy to find, but Bai Luo wanted to find a larger slave convoy, preferably one that could transport thousands of slaves to him at a time.
“Dinner’s ready, everyone.”
Emmett brought out delicious food. It was really a pleasure to eat while watching the scenery on the deck.
“These crabs are so delicious!”
“The fish is good too.”
“This seaweed is delicious.”
Anderson doesn’t eat living things, but things like algae and sea cucumbers are still acceptable for him.
Bai Luo guessed that the line should lie on whether the creature has self-awareness or not.
For example, the tree elves’ descendants don’t eat fish, crab, and beasts, but they do eat eggs, sea cucumbers, and sea anemones.
“Hey, that’s my tofu!”
“Haha! Slow eaters get no food.”
Little John snatched Anderson’s tofu and stuffed it into his mouth, gobbling it with a smile, “Ouch, ouch! It’s so hot! It’s so hot!”
The Ardennes are very peaceful and harmonious internally, but once the new population joins, various problems are sure to arise.
Fortunately, Bai Luo has the loyal Ardennes.
The Ardennes(Citizens of the Arden nation) are composed of three races at the moment, namely the Arden clan, the tree elves’ descendants clan, and the fairy clan.
Once Arden is officially founded, they will become the first citizen of the Duchy of Arden.
Just when Bai Luo was thinking about Arden’s beautiful future, the sound of pages flipping caused his expression to change, “How come you’re so active recently? The miracle on pages 4 and 5 hadn’t been awakened, yet the miracle on the sixth page had already appeared?”
Calculating the time, it had been more than half a month, almost 20 days since the appearance of the mysterious fifth miracle.
“Never mind, let’s see what it is.”
Bai Luo opened the black book, navigated to the sixth page, then checked the text on it.
[You used one but bounced two. You are very fast, but you can’t escape. It is the cornerstone, the thing that holds everything, but now it isn’t jade, just an ordinary stone, waiting for you to find]
[Countdown: 30 minutes and 51 seconds]
[Direction: 31° Southwest]
“Judging by the description, it should be a miracle resource.”
The word ‘stone’ in the text reminded Bai Luo of the Iron Eagle King’s Miracle Mystic Mine, “Huh? Wait, that’s not right!”
Bai Luo looked at the countdown column carefully, “30 minutes? Why is it so short?”
The previous searches for miracles had a time limit of at least one day, such as the basic sacred pouch.
However, surprisingly, he has only 30 minutes to find the miracle this time.
Bai Luo was extremely surprised and anxious, “Hurry! Open the sails! Move the boat immediately! Speed up!”
“Hmm? What’s wrong, boss?”
The Ardennes were a bit confused, but Bai Luo’s order is absolute. Everyone spread out across the ship almost subconsciously.
“What the hell?!”
The people on board the ship that was originally in front of them scolded angrily, “Don’t you know how to line up?”
“Where did these idiots come from!”
“Don’t you know the rules? Country Bumpkins!”
Listening to the curses from the people around him, John and Anderson were very furious, but Bai Luo ignored it. He is going to find his sixth miracle now, he doesn’t have the time to lay with these people.
“Don’t mind them,” Bai Luo seriously said, “Speed up! Hurry up and get to the port, then anchor the Ship.”
Entry into the port requires inspection, but Bai Luo was very direct. He gave Gonia a look, and the latter immediately threw a money bag to the inspectors.
Money can drive ghosts and gods, and this rule applies anywhere. The other party immediately allowed them in without saying a word.
This shows that although Coral city is well-governed, its laws are not perfect, and many loopholes can be exploited.
At the same time, Bai Luo also felt the pride and self-confidence of this city.
They aren’t afraid of petty troublemakers. Even if there is a problem with their ship, Coral City’s army has absolute confidence to subdue them.
“Pay attention to your actions later on.”
Bai Luo said to the team, “Try not to cause trouble.”
They might be on other people’s territory, but Bai Luo and the others are confident enough to challenge Coral City’s army. Nevertheless, it’s unnecessary. Bai Luo doesn’t want to provoke the local snake without a reason.
As soon as the ship stopped, Bai Luo immediately mounted Shirley and said to the crowd, “I’m going to look for something. You guys search for a trading partner here first.”
[Countdown: 10 minutes 01 seconds]
“I’ll be back soon.”
Bai Luo is confident in Gonia’s skills and Anderson’s fighting ability. He believes that they can manage without him.
“Shirley, let’s go.”
So, under the puzzled eyes of the Ardennes, Bailuo drove Shirley away.
Everyone looked at each other with blank expressions, and Gonia quickly said,
“What’s the matter? Since the captain said that he has something to do, it must be important. He also trusts our abilities and skills, that’s why he asked us to look for merchants.”
The Ardennes showed a look of enlightenment upon hearing Gonia’s words. They looked eager to move, looking forward to surprising Bai Luo once he comes back.
On the other side, Bai Luo drove his horse, uncaring about anything hindering his path.
Based on the principle of the shortest straight line between two points, he almost maximized Shirley’s running speed without hurting others.
“Bastard, don’t you have eyes?!”
“My stall, ahhhh! My fruit stall!”
However, before the man could say anything further, Bai Luo clenched a handful of silver coins and threw it to the man.
“Here, take this!”
After crashing a stall, Bai Luo immediately compensated its owner without even stopping for a second.
In fact, with Shirley’s perception ability and reflexes, this should have never happened. However, Bai Luo stated that she should bring out her maximum speed without showing her true form.
To save time, Shirley had to make a choice. However, if it was a person, Shirley wouldn’t crash into them. Even if it wastes a bit of time, Bai Luo told her to go around them.
In this way, it took nearly ten minutes before Bai Luo finally found the miracle.
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