Chapter 1650 – Showing His Ability
What Zhao Hai didn’t know was that Zhang Feng wasn’t a simple character. He was an inner disciple of one of the Six Upper Central Halls of the Black Tiger Gang, the Service Hall. Although he wasn’t a core disciple, his status in the Black Tiger Gang wasn’t low. It must be known that Battle Slaves bring a lot of benefits to the Black Tiger Gang. This meant that those who manage them would be one of the trusted people of the sect.
In fact, Zhang Feng wasn’t worse than a core disciple. He was the pinnacle inner disciple of the sect. He was even stronger than most core disciples. The reason he didn’t become a core disciple was because he didn’t want to let go of his status as the number 1 inner disciple.
Because of his strength, the Black Tiger Gang made him assume the position of manager for the sects Battle Slaves. With his position, his words were equal to the words of the Black Tiger Gang when it came to the Battle Slaves. There was also another reason for this. He was being transferred because Zhang Feng wasn’t on good terms with the sect’s top ten core disciples. This was also the reason why Zhang Feng didn’t become a core disciple.
In the Black Tiger Gang, there were a lot of people who wanted to call him Senior Brother Zhang, but very few were qualified to do so.
Zhang Hao was just an outer disciple of the Black Tiger Gang. It stands to reason that he can call Zhang Feng ‘Senior Brother Zhang’. However, Zhang Hao only addressed Zhang Hao as ‘First Senior Brother’. Zhang Hao didn’t dare call Zhang Feng ‘Senior Brother Zhang’.
Now that Zhang Feng instructed Zhao Hai to call him ‘Senior Brother Zhang’, it was natural for Zhang Hao to be surprised. He could see how much Zhang Feng appreciated Zhao Hai by this gesture.
Hearing Zhao Hai comply with his instruction, Zhang Feng laughed. Then he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Alright, go take a rest. If you need anything, just tell me. I’ll make sure to help you.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “This younger brother has something to ask Senior Brother Zhang. I don’t know if that’s fine?”
Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and couldn’t help but be more curious. During these moments, most Battle Slaves would be filled with indignation. This was because these Battle Slaves were masters in their respective realms. Upon arriving in the Great Realm of Cultivation, they suddenly became slaves. For this reason, these battle slaves would be shown the world. Only after these would these people be filled with awe.
However, Zhao Hai was different. He wasn’t indignant at all nor was he awed by what was in front of him. And the respect he gave to Zhang Feng as a Senior Disciple wasn’t excessive.
This caused Zhang Feng to be more curious about Zhao Hai. So when he heard that Zhao Hai had something to ask him, he replied, “Oh, tell me.”
Zhao Hai lifted the jade bottle in his hand and said, “I don’t need what’s in this bottle. If possible, I’d want to trade it for medicinal herbs or unique ores. I don’t know if Senior Brother can do that.”
Upon hearing this, Zhang Feng couldn’t help but ask, “Why do you want these things? Are they useful?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I like to research new things. Back in the lower realms, I was also a Refining Master and Crafting Master. This is due to my recycling and synthesis ability.”
Zhang Feng asked, “Recycling and synthesis?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Right, recycling and synthesys. I can recycle materials from artifacts and pills. Naturally, even if the artifacts and pills were scrap, I can still recycle them into useful materials.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng’s eyes couldn’t help but shine. He turned his head to Zhang Hao and waved his hand. Zhang Hao gave Zhang Feng a salute before leaving. He gave Zhao Hai a look of envy before going out.
Although Zhang Hao was an unimportant person in the Black Tiger Gang, he was privy to the struggles of the sect’s geniuses. These battles didn’t only include strength, but also the power they possessed. Besides ordinary disciples under them, this power also involved special talents, like alchemy and refining. These were people that geniuses attach great importance to.
Great alchemists can increase the yield of a medicinal pill batch. It was said that the path of cultivation was paved with pills. The amount and quality of pills they use matters a lot to a cultivator.
Geniuses like Zhang Feng who fought for influence in the Black Tiger Gang were well acquainted with powerful alchemists and refiners. Once they ensnare one of these talents, then they would be able to command over a lot of cultivators. This was because cultivators would always need artifacts and pills.
From what Zhang Hao could understand, Zhao Hai’s ability to recycle was very important. If Zhao Hai can really change waste materials into useful resources, then this means that there would be no waste pills in the long run. In the Great World of Cultivation, heavenly materials were very precious. If these materials could be recycled over and over, then it would be a game changer for all cultivators.
Naturally, this overall improvement was impossible. Not to mention whether Zhao Hai agrees to help everyone, even if he did, Zhang Feng certainly wouldn’t. And even if Zhang Feng agreed, the Black Tiger wouldn’t. The Black Tiger Gang knew clearly how important this ability was for pills and artifacts. But Zhang Hao believes that he wouldn’t hand Zhao Hai over to the gang. Instead he would keep Zhao Hai by his side, becoming a key person in his hand.
If Zhang Hao thought of this, then Zhang Feng certainly did as well. He was very excited. He had been pressured by the top ten core disciples, making him unable to join the ranks of core disciples. This was equal to depriving him of all the top opportunities of the sect.
How could Zhang Feng just give up like this. Therefore, he was depending on his position as the top inner sect disciple to maintain his power. He can take control over the sect’s Inner Disciples.
Not all Inner Disciples can become a Core Disciple. As long as he wins these people over with his status, Zhang Feng’s influence couldn’t be underestimated.
Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, your ability is very useful. Can you demonstrate it for me?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright.” Zhao Hai turned over the jade bottle in his hand and poured the pills outside. Then with a flash of white light, the pills turned into small bits of herbs in his hand.
The bottle of pills that Zhang Feng gave Zhao Hai wasn’t anything good. In the Great Realm of Cultivation, these were one of the most common pills. Therefore, Zhang Feng was familiar with the materials used to make the pills. He looked at the herbs in Zhao Hai’s hands and saw that everything was correct, there was nothing less. Even the miniscule parts were recycled.
Zhang Feng’s heart jumped, he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “And can you synthesize it?”
Zhao Han’s hand flashed white light once more as a medicinal pill appeared. The medicinal pill was the size of a longan. The longan-sized pill didn’t wasn’t different in color nor size of the original pill. Zheng Heng took a close look at the pill in Zhao Hai’s hand. Finally, he placed it back down with a satisfied expression.
Zhang Feng waved his hand and took out an artifact. This artifact was disc-shaped and was damaged in some parts. If it was used, its capabilities would be greatly reduced. But one could see that Zhang Feng was quite fond of this artifact. He even delicately held it when he took it out.
Zhang Feng handed the artifact to Zhao Hai and said, “This is an artifact that has been damaged. Can you recycle it into useful materials? It would be best if you can fix it.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “There should be no problem.” He took the disc-shaped artifact and held it in his hand. A white light covered the artifact for some time. When the white light vanished, a completely new disc appeared in Zhao Hai’s hand. There were no damages to be seen. But the process caused Zhao Hai to look exhausted.
Zhang Feng was attracted to the disc in Zhao Hai’s hands. He gently received the disc and took a close look. Then he injected some spiritual qi in it. Right after he did that, mysterious runes appeared on the disc.
Zhang Feng’s expression lit up. This disc is called the Star Formation Disk. It’s a disc for a great formation. Because the disc was damaged, the entire formation could exert a fraction of its capabilities. Zhang Feng took out the disc to see if Zhao Hai could really fix it. Although this disc can only be used once and wouldn’t last long, at the very least he could prove something with it.
Actually, Zhang Feng didn’t expect that Zhao Hai would actually fix the formation disc.
As he played with the formation disc, Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and discovered that he looked tired. He immediately asked, “Little Hai, are you tired? Go take a rest. From now on, you no longer need to fight. I think we should hasten your process of becoming an outer disciple.”
Zhao Hai knew that Zhang Feng was winning him over. He didn’t decline but he hid his real condition as he said, “Thank you, Senior Brother Zhang.”
Zhang Feng patted Zhao Hai’s shoulder and said, “Go take a good rest. I will arrange your matters as soon as possible.”
Zhao Hai gave Zhang Feng a bow before turning around and leaving. But then, Zhang Feng took out a jade slip and handed it to Zhao Hai, saying, “Little Hai, take this. Inside is information regarding the Great World of Cultivation.” Zhao Hai received the jade slip. Then after giving another salute to Zhang Feng, he turned around and left.