Chapter 1360 – An Event, An Acquaintance
Zhao Hai sat cross-legged under the Hundred Spirits Tree. This place has the richest concentration of spiritual qi in the entire Space. It wasn’t far from the Cultivation Realm’s spirit veins. This was also the place that Zhao Hai liked to cultivate the most.
Zhao Hai visited the Six Realms Battlefield from time to time. Other times, he would be inside the Space, cultivating. As Huang Daoran said, Zhao Hai’s main offensive power came from the astral qi and evil qi condensed in his body. With only his own strength, it would be impossible for him to face Huang Daoran.
Accumulation, Zhao Hai needs accumulation right now. Only when his body and spiritual qi gets to a certain degree would he reach true Transcending Tribulation level.
Therefore, Zhao Hai practiced under the Hundred Spirits Tree every day. The spiritual qi around the tree was getting richer and richer. This was because of the primordial root integrating completely with the Hundred Spirits Tree. In the future, the spiritual qi around the tree would only get stronger and stronger until it fully surpasses the spirit veins of the Cultivation Realm.
Zhao Hai was now accumulating. He also cultivated before, but he would focus on tempering his body. Now, he was working on his spiritual qi. Naturally, this doesn’t mean that he stopped tempering his body. He would still practice his body, this wasn’t something that sitting down meditating could replace.
Body tempering fist, meditating, condensing astral qi and evil qi into his body, controlling flying swords, and practicing other weapons. Zhao Hai did these things in the past few days.
His fight with Huang Daoran caused Zhao Hai to realize how dangerous the World of Cultivation Really was. If he wanted to live well in the World of Cultivation, then he would have to practice in silence. Otherwise, he would be attracting unnecessary danger to himself.
Last time, the Cultivation Realm found a spatial ability user to deal with him. This also made Zhao Hai understand that there are a lot of strange phenomena and people in the World of Cultivation. If he has the Space, then there’s no guarantee that others don’t. If others have their own cheat, then the Space wasn’t 100% safe.
After some time, Zhao Hai let out a long breath. Then he slowly opened his eyes. His cultivation process was being analyzed by the Universal Scanner. Naturally, the optimum results that were reported weren’t absolute. After all, Zhao Hai wasn’t a machine. However, having a metric on his cultivation wasn’t bad as well.
Zhao Hai stood up and did some light stretches. Then he slowly walked away from the villa. Although he has seen the Space’s scenery multiple times, he still felt the most relaxed while inside it.
Before long, Zhao Hai arrived at the seaside. He looked at the vast ocean and felt his heart calm down. He emptied his thoughts and completely relaxed. For Zhao Hai, this feeling was both familiar and strange.
Zhao Hai immersed in this feeling as he forgot about the passage of time. He felt himself completely relaxed not only in body but also in mind. His body and mind experienced bliss. This feeling was very good.
At this time, Cai’er suddenly flew beside Zhao Hai and reported, “Young Master, there’s a situation.”
Zhao Hai woke up, he turned his head to Cai’er and said, “What happened?”
Cai’er looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Young Master, it’s something good. Come with me.” After saying that, Cai’er and Zhao Hai flew back to the villa. Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he looked at Cai’er. To be honest, Zhao Hai felt closer to Cai’er. Now that she has integrated with the Space, it could be said that they were related. Zhao Hai could reliably trust her and Cai’er was able to rely on Zhao Hai as well.
Before long, the two arrived at the villa. Once he entered, Zhao Hai discovered that Laura and the others were currently sitting on the sofa as they stared at the screen. Displayed on the screen was a place that Zhao Hai wasn’t familiar with.
From what he can see, it was a Cultivator’s market. There were plenty of shops present as well as vendor stalls. It can be seen that it was a bustling market. But what was strange about it was that those in the market weren’t orthodox Cultivators. All of them had dark auras, they don’t seem like good people.
Zhao Hai turned his head to Cai’er and said, “Where is this?”
Cai’er smiled and said, “This is a market in the Devil Realm. We called you over because we spotted someone.”
Then at this time, the image changed and focused on a person in the market. The place was behind a shop. This storefront was a medicinal pill shop. But in fact, nobody occupied this place. Inside this room was a small transmission formation. Cai’er looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Young Master, this shop is only a decoy. It has a short-distance transmission formation. The other side of the formation is a courtyard next door. Look.” Then the picture changed into another courtyard. Just like what Cai’er said, this courtyard wasn’t far from the shop. This courtyard wasn’t used for business but for people to live in. There were a few simple magic traps in the building which looked ordinary.
Then the picture changed back into the shop. When he saw who was inside, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but raise his eyebrows. He knew the person in this room.
The Yin Wind Ghost Emperor! Zhao Hai didn’t expect to see the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor. This startled him greatly. It was an unexpected surprise.
In the past, the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor controlled the Underworld. Not only could he acquire medicinal plants and materials in the Underworld, he could also collect faith power. This meant that he had the method to collect faith power.
When Zhao Hai appeared, things began to change. And in the end, under Zhao Hai’s help, the huge heart regained control over the entire Underworld. However, the thing that the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor used was already gone. Although it had lost its usefulness, its method of collecting faith power might still be utilized.
As long as he captures the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor, they could obtain the method to collect and use faith power. And this was something that Zhao Hai needed right now.
ZHao Hai turned his head to Cai’er and said, “When did you find him? If this guy stays here forever, then it’ll be difficult for us. After all, there should be powerful influences behind this market.”
Cai’er smiled and said, “We’ve just found him. But I think the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor wouldn’t stay here for a long time. It’s because we haven’t just been monitoring this place for a day or two. It seems like the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor is here to stay temporarily to communicate with the outside world. He must have a secret cave somewhere. He should be here to buy a few things before returning. We can deal with him once he leaves.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Alright, then keep monitoring him. Did you already send a silver needle?”
Cai’er nodded and said, “Rest assured Young Master, they have been released. He cannot escape.” Zhao Hai nodded and continued to stare at the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor on the screen.
The Yin Wind Emperor was sitting inside the room while calmly drinking his tea. He was probably waiting for someone. One the side, Cai’er explained, “Young Master, the pill shop outside is owned by the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor. He hired someone to look after the place for him. The person running the shop seems to be his loyal aide. After the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor arrived, he had this person help him buy some medicinal herbs. He never left the room and just waited for the shopkeeper to arrive.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he said, “It seems like the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor isn’t simple. He has a way to get in touch with the outside world. Not only that, he could also buy what he needs without his tracks being discovered.”
As he said that, the room flashed a white light and a person appeared in front of the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor. This person was wearing a magnificent cultivator robe. Although he looked like a practitioner, one’s initial feeling upon seeing this person was that he was a merchant.
Not only was this person fat, he also had a polite demeanor about him. His eyes had a small glint of light. He looks like a profiteer.
When this person appeared, he immediately bowed and said, “I have seen Master Yin Wind Ghost Emperor. The things that Master needs have already been prepared.” Then he took out a spatial bag and handed it respectfully to the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor.
The Yin Wind Ghost Emperor nodded. Then after he swept the spatial bag with his spiritual force, he nodded and said, “Very good. You will gain benefits as long as you serve the emperor. Otherwise, this emperor can take your life in a blink of an eye. This is for your loyalty.” Then he threw a medicine bottle towards the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper took the bottle gratefully and expressed his gratitude towards the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor. He knelt down and said, “Thank you Master for the gift. This subordinate shall serve the Master with all my heart.”
The Yin Wind Ghost Emperor nodded and said, “Alright, now leave.” The person stood on the room’s transmission formation and left the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor alone.
The Yin Wind Ghost Emperor glanced around before he sighed. Then he walked towards the transmission formation. After fiddling with the formation, he stood on it and then activated it. A white light flashed as he disappeared from the room.
Zhao Hai looked at the Yin Wind Ghost Emperor and couldn’t help but smile faintly as he said, “This guy is really careful. He’s even careful around his loyal subordinates. I don’t think even his subordinates know that the transmission formation is connected to a courtyard not far away.”
Laura smiled faintly and said, “People like him would never fully trust anyone. I’m afraid the shopkeeper is being controlled by him with some method.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “No matter what method he used to control that shopkeeper, he’ll be freed later on. It’s time for us to make a move.” After he said that, Zhao Hai waved his hand and disappeared from the room.