Chapter 1433 – Kong Xiang’s Surprise
A white light flashed as Zhao Hai’s group appeared on the transmission formation. As soon as they appeared, Zhao Hai looked around. They were in a large cave probably more than ten thousand meters in floor area. There were plenty of transmission formations around along with people.
Once Zhao Hai and the others appeared, they were immediately greeted by several monks. One of the monks went to Kong Miao and said, “I have seen Senior Brother Kong Miao.”
Kong Miao nodded, then he smiled and said, “So it’s Junior Brother Kong Xiang. Junior Brother, have our Xu Race friends been accommodated?”
Kong Xiang quickly replied, “Senior Brother can rest assured, they’ve been well taken care of. We gave them their own place to settle in. They have already rested.”
Kong Miao nodded, then he turned to Xu Wuzun and said, “Your Excellency, you rest first. We’ll talk about our plans later. What do you think?”
Xu Wuzun also wanted to see the state of his people, so he nodded and said, “That would be best. Then I’ll ask to be excused.” Xu Wuzun gave Zhao Hai and Kong Miao a salute before he was guided to where the Xu Race were by a Buddhist monk.
On the other hand, Kong Xiang couldn’t help but feel confused about Zhao Hai. This was because he clearly saw Xu Wuzun giving a salute to Kong Miao and Zhao Hai separately.
Kong Xiang was a Transcending Tribulation Expert and Kong Maio’s junior which means he’s younger than Kong Miao. At his age, cultivating to the Transcending Tribulation Stage meant that he was a genius. However, Xu Wuzun didn’t greet him. This was because Xu Wuzun was a Severed Soul Expert. People like Xu Wuzun couldn’t spare a random Transcending Tribulation Expert a glance.
Kong Xiang could see that Zhao Hai was only a Nascent Soul Expert. Although he heard a lot about Zhao Hai and knew how strong he was, Kong Xiang still didn’t believe that Zhao Hai was strong enough to have a Severed Soul Expert give him a salute. However, this exact thing happened right now. This caused Kong Xiang to stare for a while. He didn’t know what to say.
Seeing Xu Wuzun Leave and looking at Kong Xiang’s reaction, Kong Miao smiled faintly and said, “Junior Brother, this is Mister Zhao Hai. I think I don’t need to introduce his status anymore. Go arrange a room for him.”
Kong Xiang was shocked once more by Kong Miao’s words. Kong Miao talked as if Zhao Hai was an important person. To be honest, Kong Xiang couldn’t see it. However, he immediately complied and said, “Alright, Senior Brother can rest assured.”
Kong Miao nodded, then he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “You go rest first. This way, you’ll be prepared when the battle starts.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Grandmaster can rest assured. This Zhao Hai will be waiting for your summons.”
Kong Miao nodded, then he turned to Kong Xiang and said, “Among those who came, there’s Li Zongdao and Mo Sheng. Those two are friends of Zhao Hai. If possible arrange a place for them to be in. Have Mo Sheng live with Zhao Hai.”
Kong Xiang’s expresion calmed down. He discovered that Kong Miao was indeed quite fond of Zhao Hai. If he failed to treat Zhao Hai, then he would be in trouble. So he immediately nodded.
Kong Xiang was already aware that Li Zongdao and Mo Sheng were well taken care of. This was because Xu Ning and Jianyi requested for the two to be treated well. Now that he has heard of Kong Miao, Kong Xiang decided to be more careful in dealing with Zhao Hai’s group.
Kong Miao gave Zhao Hai a salute before leaving. When Kong Xiang saw this, his eyes almost fell from its sockets. How could Kong Miao salute a Nascent Soul Expert? Kong Xiang suddenly felt that the world had been overturned.
When Kong Miao left, Zhao Hai turned to Kong Xiang and gave him a salute as he said, “Zhao Hai has seen Master Kong Xiang.”
Kong Xiang recovered and hastily returned the salute, “Kong Xiang has seen Mister Zhao Hai. Mister is too polite. Mister, come with me.” Then he led Zhao Hai towards a small tunnel.
Zhao Hai followed Kong Xiang and made sure to be half a step behind him. He looked very polite. Kong Xiang looked at Zhao Hai and couldn’t help but be even more puzzled. He couldn’t understand how such a person could get Kong Miao’s attention. Was he really that strong?
Zhao Hai didn’t know what was inside Kong Xiang’s mind. At this time, he was looking at the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm. They were now an hour away from the Octopus Islands. The Hundred Treasures Realm dispatched a total of 3000 people. Although they were still wearing masks, Zhao Hai was certain that they would no longer use glaives.
To cultivators, using weapons that were unfamiliar to them would have a huge effect on their combat power. If the initial group from the Hundred Treasures Realm were using small artifacts, then Zhao Hai might not have dealt with them that easily.
Now that the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm were intending to eliminate the Xu Race, they would certainly use the weapons they’re most familiar with. They would no longer hamper themselves with an unfamiliar artifact.
However, Zhao Hai didn’t find anyone from the Scouting Race in this group. The last time Zhao Hai saw those people, they were wearing distinct attires, so Zhao Hai was certain that none of the Scouting Race were present. Not only did this make Zhao Hai confused, he began to doubt whether the Hundred Treasures Realm was really aware of what had happened.
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but knit his brows. He recalled the battle he had with the first group from the Hundred Treasures Realm. He had the Undead surround the place, so no bystanders could enter the region. Moreover, the Undead held artifacts that could block spiritual force. Even if the bystander had powerful spiritual force, they still wouldn’t be able to search the entire battlefield. Because of this, bystanders should be unaware of what was happening. So how did the Hundred Treasures Realm know about the situation.
The reason Zhao Hai thought of this was because he made some alterations to the battlefield. Although everyone stayed in the battlefield after the battle, Zhao Hai cleaned up the battlefield of traces. Moreover, Zhao Hai also used the Infinity Technique without Kong Miao and the others noticing.
At that time, Kong Miao and the others were inside the Undead, so they weren’t able to sense what happened outside.
As long as one entered the Undead, even if their spiritual force was formidable, Zhao Hai could still manipulate what they sensed outside.
Zhao Hai doesn’t want anyone to know that he cleaned up the battlefield. Therefore, the Undead camouflage the entire region from spiritual force.
This camouflage doesn’t hide everything completely. It just made it harder for spiritual force probes to get a sense of what was happening inside. Therefore, it was still useful against Transcending Tribulation Experts and Severed Soul Experts.
However, this camouflage couldn’t be done for a very long time. Otherwise, people would start to have suspicions.
Because of this, hiding against spiritual force was quite difficult. Average people would dare use it lightly. Even Zhao Hai had to limit himself from using it. After cleaning up the battlefield, he immediately stopped hiding from the spiritual force.
With all of his preparations, Zhao Hai was sure that even if the Hundred Treasures Realm searched for the Xu Race, it would be impossible for them to do so on the battlefield.
Now, the people from the Hundred Treasures Realm came without anyone from the Scouting Race. Were they planning to eradicate the Xu Race in the very beginning?
Actually, this was something to do with Zhao Hai’s lack of understanding regarding high-grade realms. These high-grade realms couldn’t be reasoned with. If they wanted to deal with anyone, they wouldn’t need any excuse to do so. They could just cause a massacre.
However, things became more special when it came to war. Although the bystanders haven’t seen the masked people from the Hundred Treasures Realm, they still saw the Xu Race riding on the Hell King’s Ship along with the people from the World of Cultivation. This was enough for the Hundred Treasures Realm to deal with the Xu Race. There’s no need for them to have any reason or so on. They just came to eliminate the Xu Race.
As Zhao Hai thought of these things, they already arrived outside a cave residence. Kong Xiang gave Zhao Hai a salute and said, “Mister Zhao Hai, this is your cave mansion. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to tell this little monk. You can also explore the stronghold. However, there are places that are forbidden. You shouldn’t enter them or else you’ll be attacked by the formations.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Thank you, Master Kong Xiang. Master, when can my two friends come?”
Since the Hundred Treasures Realm were intending to cause a slaughter, Zhao Hai needed to keep Li Zongdao and Mo Sheng close to him. This way, Zhao Hai would have nothing to worry about.
Kong Xiang smiled and said, “Mister can rest assured. They’ll arrive here soon.” Just as he said that, Zhao Hai saw Li Zongdao and Mo Sheng being led over by another monk.
Zhao Hai nodded to the two before turning to Kong Xiang and saying, “Master Kong, thanks a lot. There’s no need to arrange separate caves for them. They’ll be living with me.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Kong Xiang stared, but he didn’t decline. He nodded and said, “Alright, then I’ll have to trouble Benefactor Zhao Hai. Just call any monk over if you need anything. If they can’t do it, just call for me. Alright, this little monk will no longer disturb you three.” Then he bowed towards Zhao Hai before leaving.
Zhao Hai also returned the bow before turning to Li Zongdao and Mo Sheng. Then he smiled and said, “Let’s head in and rest. I’m afraid we would be fighting a tough battle in a couple of days.”
Li Zongdao nodded as the three entered the cave together.