Chapter 1386 – Entering!
If a set of martial techniques don’t match its intended essence, then it would just be decoration. Zhao Hai was using ordinary spiritual qi to use his Crouching Tiger Fist, which was a faith technique. Therefore, his martial arts was just form with no substance.
However, the Crouching Tiger Fist was formidable enough that Zhao Hai could still use it to fight. Sure enough, once Zhao Hai changed his fighting style, Li Zongdao slowly began to fall backward.
Nevertheless, this actually increased Zhao Hai’s evaluation of Li Zongdao. Li Zongdao fought with an open manner, he didn’t have any crooked moves. It was a fresh experience for Zhao Hai, which caused him to be surprised. He began to wonder how someone like Li Zongdao survived in the World of Cultivation.
The World of Cultivation could be described as the domain of wolves and tigers. Nobody cares if one was upright or not. Whatever method that could kill the enemy was the correct method. For the people in the World of Cultivation, justice and righteousness was something that only fools would talk about.
But Li Zongdao still fought with principles and no tricks. Such a person managed to get a great reputation in the World of Cultivation without being killed by others. It was truly strange.
But at the same time, Zhao Hai now understood why people in the Cultivation Realm say that Li Zongdao was someone worthy of becoming friends with.
Although Li Zongdao was resisting with all his strength, he still couldn’t block Zhao Hai’s Crouching Tiger Fist. Zhao Hai looked like he was playing around with Li Zongdao, he didn’t even need to use the Descending Dragon Technique.
The two exchanged ten more moves before Li Zongdao could no longer continue. Upon seeing this, Li Zongdao knew that he wasn’t Zhao Hai’s opponent. He attacked two more times before he jumped back. Then he cupped his fist towards Zhao Hai as he laughed and said, “Mister is truly strong. This Li Zongdao isn’t your opponent.”
Upon hearing Li Zongdao, the Elder’s expression changed. Li Zongdao was the Profound Clear Sect’s Number One Core Disciple. If he isn’t Zhao Hai’s opponent, then there’s no need to mention the other disciples. It seems like the Elder’s face has been thrown in the mud today.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he returned the greeting, “I didn’t expect Mister to be very strong. Starting today, Mister will be this Zhao Hai’s friend. Let me invite you for a drink, what do you say?”
Li Zongdao stared when he heard this, then he laughed and said, “Alright, then I’ll have to be impolite.”
Zhao Hai smiled. Then he cupped his fist towards Sect Master Qing Xuan and said, “Sect Master, it seems like the spar is done. I think we should talk about the other things next time. I want to ask for your permission to drink with Brother Li.”
Qing Xuan looked at Zhao Hai with a complex gaze, but he still nodded and said, “Mister, do as you like. This one still has some things to take care of. I won’t be able to accompany you.”
Zhao Hai quickly replied, “I won’t dare make the Sect Master work.” Then he flew towards where Huang Daoran and Feng Baiming were before saying, “Master, Martial Uncle, I want to ask your permission to invite Brother Li to Martial Uncle’s residence to drink a few cups of liquor.”
Feng Baiming smiled faintly and said, “You go. And get more wine. I’ll take care of things here. Musclehead, you go with them.”
Huang Daoran nodded, then he turned to Qing Xuan and the others and then cupped his fists before flying with Zhao Hai and Li Zongdao. But first, they went to wake up Mo Sheng. Mo Sheng was bored and was sleeping like a log. His snores were so loud that it could shake the heavens. But since the people in the Profound Clear Sect knew him, nobody said anything.
Zhao Hai called out to Mo Sheng. When Mo Sheng opened his eyes and saw Zhao Hai, he immediately jumped up and said, “Brother, are you still going to play with them? I’m hungry.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Alright, let’s go eat right now.” Mo Sheng happily stood up and then followed Zhao Hai and Huang Daoran towards Feng Baiming’s cave mansion.
Meanwhile, Li Zongdao looked at Mo Sheng in confusion. He didn’t know Mo Sheng very well. Although he studied under Feng Baiming for a while, Mo Sheng was practicing outside alone during that time. The two hadn’t met each other. And with how he has been roaming around recently and only returning to the sect from time to time, he wasn’t really aware of Mo Sheng.
Seeing Li Zongdao’s gaze towards Mo Sheng, Zhao Hai smiled and said, “This is Brother Mo Sheng, Martial Uncle Feng’s disciple. He’s quite innocent, so Martial Uncle Feng wanted me to take him with me when I head out.”
Upon hearing this, Li Zongdao immediately understood what Zhao Hai meant. He turned to Mo Sheng and discovered that Mo Sheng wasn’t looking at him at all. He was like a child that followed Zhao Hai without fail. Mo Sheng was taller and bigger than Zhao Hai, but he acted like a child in front of Zhao Hai.
Li Zongdao didn’t say anything and before long they arrived at Feng Baiming’s cave mansion. Upon entering the lounge and sitting down, Li Zongdao couldn’t help but look at Zhao Hai curiously before asking, “Mister ZhaoHai, I have something I’m confused about. Please help me with this problem.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Daoist Brother Li, there’s no need to be polite. Just call me Little Hai. I feel like our personalities are very compatible with each other, like predestined friends.”
Li Zongdao nodded and said, “Alright, then I’ll be impolite. Then there’s no need to call me Daoist Brother. Since I’m bigger than you, just call me Elder Brother.”
Hearing Li Zongdao, Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Then I’ll call you Elder Brother Li. Elder Brother Li, what do you want to ask?”
Li Zongdao nodded and said, “Alright. Then Little Hai, from what I can see, you’re not an arrogant person, so how did you get into a conflict with the Elder? Moreover, it even lead to fighting?”
Upon hearing Li Zongdao, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile faintly, then he turned to Huang Daoran. Huang Daoran gave a nod, so Zhao Hai replied, “Actually, what happened today was something that Martial Uncle arranged for me to do. Martial Uncle Feng and Sect Master Qing Xuan worked together to make it happen.”
Li Zongdao stared, he couldn’t help but ask, “But why……..” Then he paused as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “You want to suppress the arrogance of the disciples?”
Zhao Hai cupped his fist towards Li Zongdao and confirmed, “I really can’t hide the truth from Elder Brother Li. It’s just like what you said.” At this time, Mo Sheng pulled Zhao Hai’s clothes and said, “Brother, I’m hungry.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly, then he turned his hand and took out a jug of wine. Then he took out a fat chicken and gave it to Mo Sheng. Mo Sheng received the food and then proceeded to ignore everyone.
Zhao Hai took out more jugs of liquor as well as several small dishes and a chicken. Then he turned to Huang Daoran and Li Zongdao and said, “Master, Elder Brother Li, please.”
Li Zongdao looked at the chicken in Mo Sheng’s hand, confused. Then he turned his head to Huang Daoran who smiled faintly and said, “Try it, it’s good. You can never eat something like this outside.”
Li Zongdao was very familiar with Huang Daoran. So upon hearing this, Li Zongdao nodded before taking a pair of jade chopsticks and trying a vegetable dish.
Upon eating the vegetable dish, Li Zongdao understood why Huang Daoran said that it’s good. Li Zongdao put down his jade chopsticks as he looked at Zhao Hai adn said, “It’s truly good. Little Hai, you have a lot of good stuff. You made the spirit wine as well? Also, if what you did today gets revealed, the disciples would surely cause trouble.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “What can I do? It’s something Martial Uncle Feng asked me to do. If I offended them, then I offended them.”
Li Zongdao laughed and said, “Good, I like that. Come, let’s drink!” Then the two took their cups and drank wine.
Huang Daoran looked at Li Zongdao and said, “Zongdao, why did you come back this time? Did something happen?”
Li Zongdao nodded and said, “Yes, Martial Uncle. I came back because people came looking for me.” His words sounded mysterious. But Zhao Hai and Huang Daoran immediately understood what he meant.
Huang Daoran stared, then he said, “Those people came looking for you? Well, you’ve been quite famous recently. I guess it’s time for them to look for you. When will you go?”
Li Zongdao replied, “When I came back to the sect, they told me that they were going to find someone else. Once they find them, we’ll go together.”
Zhao Hai’s eyes shone. Then he turned to Huang Daoran and said, “Master, do you think they’re looking for me?”
Huang Daoran nodded and said, “It’s highly probable. If they are really looking for you, then you two can go together. Once you go there, you need to take care of each other.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Don’t worry Master. I’ve been waiting for them a long time ago. I just don’t know when they’ll look for me.”
Huang Daoran replied, “Those people have a lot of informers. I think they will soon find out that you’re here. However, it would be difficult for Mo Sheng.”
Upon hearing Huang Daoran, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare, then he said, “I can just tell them that I would bring Brother Mo Sheng along.”
When Huang Daoran heard what Zhao Hai said, he couldn’t help but knit his brows. Then he said, “I’m afraid that wouldn’t be easy. Those fellows aren’t easy to talk to. Moreover, it’s dangerous inside. What would you do if you suffer an accident while bringing Mo Sheng along?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Master, rest assured, I’ll make sure that Brother Mo Sheng stays safe. Actually, apart from bringing Brother Mo Sheng along in order to gain experience, I also want to use this opportunity to find one or two suitable body cultivation methods for him. It would be best if I could find some for him. Moreover, Martial Uncle Feng already told me that Brother Mo Sheng would be following me in the future. So I’ll take him wherever I go.”
Huang Daoran nodded and said, “Alright, you can bring Mo Sheng. I won’t bother you about this anymore. If Blacksmith agrees, then I’ll agree as well.” Zhao Hai nodded.
Li Zongdao looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Right, Little Hai, you think you will be called over by those people to enter the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “It’s something that Master speculated. With my current strength, it’s possible that those people would summon me to the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. Naturally, they had yet to see me.”
Li Zongdao laughed and said, “Good, then if they do call you over, then we can go to the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield together. I wanted to go there to take a look for a long time. Unfortunately, my strength isn’t enough.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I just learned about the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield recently. However, I’m also glad to meet experts from the other Great Realms.”
Huang Daoran looked at the two and couldn’t help but smile. But at the same time, he sighed inwardly. He felt that he really had gotten old. He wasn’t as vigorous as he was when he was young.
At this time, Feng Baiming entered the lounge. However, his expression was somewhat strange. Huang Daoran looked at Feng Baiming and couldn’t help but ask, “Blacksmith? What’s wrong?”
Feng Baiming forced a smile and said, “What else could there be? I never expected those fellows to respond this quickly. They already found Little Hai. Right, Little Hai, come with me.” Feng Baiming’s words made everyone stare. They also didn’t expect those people to come this soon.
Zhao Hai quickly got up and said, “Alright, let’s go. We can’t let them wait for too long.” Feng Baiming nodded and then brought Zhao Hai out. At the same time, Huang Daoran, Li Zongdao, and Mo Sheng followed behind. Mo Shen still had a half-eaten chicken and a jug of wine in his hands.
Before long, the group arrived at the Profound Clear Palace. They entered the inner section of the palace where Zhao Hai had been before. They haven’t even entered the hall, but Zhao Hai already heard people talking inside.
Feng Baiming didn’t stop as he led Zhao Hai and the others to the inner palace. Upon entering the inner hall, Zhao Hai saw Qin Xuan sitting along with two other people. The two were bald monks wearing grey robes. The two looked quite old, about 50 years old or more. One of them had long eyebrows that reached his chin. He held a string of chanting bells. He had kind eyes that made him look like a Buddha.
The other monk had a full face of beard. He had broom-like eyebrows on top of his closed eyes. Hung on his neck were chanting bells and on his hand were more bells tied together by a red string. As this person sat in place, he looked as steady as a mountain.
Seeing Feng Baiming arrive, the two Buddhists immediately stood up. The monk with long eyebrows looked normal. On the other hand, the bearded monk opened his eyes and looked at Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai could feel an electrifying presence when the monk opened his eyes. It gave one the sensation of averting their gaze.
Zhao Hai didn’t know why, but upon seeing the eyes of the monk, he remembered a saying: ‘Guan Yu only opens his eyes when he kills!’
When the monk opened his eyes, it was as if a flood of murderous aura washed over Zhao Hai. Which made Zhao Hai a little surprised.
The monks put both palms together as they greeted Feng Baiming, “Yuan Ding(Yuan Zhen) has seen Benefactor Feng.”