BTFTLIAW – Chapter 1642


Chapter 1642 – There Are No Rules

“Although Battle Slaves had the same status as Serving Disciples, people would rather become servants than battle in the Life and Death Arena. This was because Battle Slaves needed 100 victories in order to become Outer Sect Disciples. In comparison, Serving Disciples can be promoted as long as they cultivate and pass the tests.”

When he heard Luo Ying, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but knit his brows as he said, “Mister Luo, from what you said, these Outer Sect Disciples should be quite strong. That envoy from earlier, he’s strong, what’s his status?”

Luo Ying forced a smile and said, “That envoy is an Outer Sect Disciple. However, he’s a steward. Specifically, he’s in charge of managing the Battle Slaves. Therefore, he’s called an envoy.”

Luo Ying continued, “The sect we’re in is called the Black Tiger Gang. The Black Tiger Gang is named after the first generation gang leader who was a demon cultivator from the Black Tiger Tribe. Even now, the Black Tiger Gang has more disciples than other sects.”

Zhao Hai stared, he didn’t expect that the sect that they were in was a Demonic Sect. 

Luo Ying looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Don’t think much about it. In the Great World of Cultivation, strength is everything. As long as you have enough strength, nobody would care if you’re a Demon or a Human. Our Black Tiger Gang is one of the top 100 Sects in the Great World of Cultivation. It’s strength couldn’t be underestimated.”

Zhao Hai nodded. He didn’t have any dislike towards Demon Cultivators. After all, they were just Beasts that embarked on the cultivation patch, just the same as humans.

Luo Ying added, “Altogether, the Black Tiger Gang has 25 inferior realms. Each inferior realm has a Sky Tower. The Sky Towers are the control point of each inferior realm. The Sky Towers house the staff that the sect sends to manage these inferior realms. The inferior realm that the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield is in is the 23rd.”

Zhao Hai looked at Luo Ying and said, “But when I was in the World of Cultivation, I also encountered realms like the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. And there are no Sky Towers in those places. What happened?”

Luo Ying replied, “It might be inferior planes that were made by other sects. They secretly placed them but eventually abandoned them.”

Zhao Hai nodded, then he asked, “Mister Luo, who were the guardians of the Sky Tower?”

Luo Ying replied, “They’re Inner Disciples of the Gang. The Sky Tower also acts as a place for trials. Since the Sky Tower can change the interior environment, Inner Disciples are able to cultivate there. Then if someone wants to challenge the Sky Tower, it would be up to those Inner Disciples to deal with it.”

Zhao Hai stared, “The strength of Inner Disciples is as low as that? That’s impossible.”

Luo Ying looked at Zhao Hai as he forced a smile and answered, “Those are disciples that have been in the sect for one year. Naturally, they aren’t very strong. But also, you’re different. Ordinary people would never be able to defeat them.”

Zhao Hai gave a nod. Luo Ying looked at Zhao Hai and said, “I was once a Core Disciple of the Black Tiger Gang. But I got seriously injured when I was on a mission and it was impossible to restore my body. After I recovered, I was sent to manage the Sky Tower.”

Zhao Hai also wanted to ask about this. He didn’t expect Luo Ying to tell him on his own initiative. Zhao Hai now understood why Luo Ying was in charge of the Sky Tower. 

Luo Ying looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you’re a strong cultivator. The Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield could no longer benefit you. Coming to the Great World of Cultivation isn’t a disadvantage.”

Zhao Hai looked at Luo Ying and asked in a serious tone, “I have another question, Mister Luo. Why do the cultivators in the Sky Tower, or the Inner Disciples of the Black Tiger Gang, possess Faith Power?”

Hearing Zhao Hai, Luo Ying’s pupils couldn’t help but shrink. He smiled bitterly and said, “So you really have Faith Power. I thought so before. Without Faith Power, its impossible to defeat those Inner Sect Disciples. They have Faith Power, and its allocated by the Sect!”

Hearing Luo Ying, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. He asked in confusion, “Allocate? Can you pass Faith Power?”

Luo Ying smiled faintly and said, “Regarding people of inferior realms, Faith Power wasn’t a simple matter. Did you also happen to encounter Faith Power by accident?”

Zhao Hai gave a nod. Luo Ying continued, “In the Great Realm of Cultivation, Faith Power can be distributed. The sect has opened up places specifically to raise people. These people didn’t have any cultivation talent nor do they need to work. They have been brainwashed from birth to become people who only know how to pray. These people will be a continuous source of Faith Power for the sect.”

Zhao Hai stared. He didn’t expect the Black Tiger Gang to be this fluent in managing Faith Power. Luo Ying smiled at Zhao Hai and said, “You think that’s strange? This is also a mode of survival in the Great Realm of Cultivation. Whether it be a large or a small sect, they would always have people to provide Faith Power. These people didn’t need to work and would just pray all the time. The sect will provide them with food and clothes to wear. The food they eat also contains spiritual energy, making their bodies very healthy. When they reach a certain age, the sect will assign a man and a woman to be together in order to form a family and birth children. And because they consume food with spiritual energy, their children would be tested to see if they have the talent to cultivate. If they do, then they will be taken to the sect and be taken care of by Serving Disciples. If a child is a genius, then they can enter the Outer Sect through a test. Otherwise, they would become Serving Disciples. As for the others, they won’t come in contact with true cultivators. They weren’t able to read and only knew how to pray. They will be prayer machines and birthing machines. Their life is filled with prayers.”

Upon hearing Luo Ying, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but feel cold. He couldn’t imagine being a person who was brainwashed to become one who only prayed.

Luo Ying looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Don’t think about it so much. This is the Great World of Cultivation. The weak prey on the strong. If you have no strength, then you can only become a praying machine. If you have no strength, then you can only become a Serving Disciple for a lifetime.”

Zhao Hai closed his eyes. After some time, he opened them after digesting Luo Ying’s words. He didn’t say anything for some time. Looking at Zhao Hai’s appearance, Luo Ying solemnly said, “This is the Battle Slave Camp. Every single Battle Slave from various Sky Towers stay here. Live here for some time to adapt. Later on, you will be brought to the Life and Death Arena. As long as you win 100 battles, you will be promoted to the Outer Sect. I believe that with your strength, you will finish it in no time.”

Zhao Hai nodded. Then he looked at Luo Ying and said, “Mister Luo, does the sect have people who know Avatar Techniques?”

Hearing Zhao Hai, Luo Ying’s expression changed. He asked, “Where did you hear about Avatar Techniques?”

Zhao Hai replied, “When the Hundred Treasures Realm fought against the Buddhist Realm, an expert appeared that has an Avatar Technique. Afterwards, I used all my strength in order to kill him. Fortunately, he doesn’t have a lot of Faith Power. Otherwise, I would have been killed.” Zhao Hai naturally wouldn’t speak the truth. He couldn’t show Luo Ying his entire strength. Nor would Zhao Hai tell him that he acquired a Dharma Avatar Technique.

Hearing Zhao Hai, Luo Ying nodded and said, “So it’s this. Our sect naturally has Avatar Techniques. As long as one becomes an Inner Sect Disciple, they would be taught an Avatar Technique three years later.”

Zhao Hai asked, “Why do they need to wait three years?”

Luo Ying replied, “It’s because there isn’t enough Faith Power. To study Avatar Techniques, you would need enough Faith Power. The Sect doesn’t give a lot of Faith Power to Inner Disciples. It needs three years of saving before an Avatar Technique could be practiced. Also, practicing Avatar Techniques in secret is dangerous. It’s possible to be reduced to ash if you’re not prepared enough.”

Zhao Hai changed his expression as he nodded and said, “Alright, I understand.”

Luo Ying nodded and said, “You will stay in this camp for three months. You can take a look and remember where things are. Also, there are no rules in the camp. If someone provokes you, you can attack them. Even if you killed them, it wouldn’t be an issue. Nobody will blame you. Conversely, if you refuse a challenge, you might be seen as a waste by the sect. You might be placed in the camp for a lifetime. Remember, if anybody dares to challenge you, deal with them swiftly. This includes an envoy or any Sky Tower Guardian.”

Zhao Hai was shocked when he heard Luo Ying. He didn’t expect the Battle Slave Camp to allow wanton killing within its borders.

Seeing Zhao Hai’s reaction, Luo Ying added, “Naturally, you can also challenge others as long as you win. If you lose, you deserve to be killed.”

Zhao Hai nodded. He now understood that this was a dog eat dog place. If you want a higher position, you need to kill people. You need to step on people’s bodies in order to get what you want.