Chapter 1657 – Zhang Feng’s Arrival
Zhao Hai had no idea about what happened between Zhang Feng and Sima Yin Long. Although he was monitoring Zhang Feng, he didn’t dare look too much. Meanwhile, Sima Yin Long stayed inside the tiger ship all the time. The silver needles were unable to go inside the ship since there were multiple formations inside. If the silver needle enters the tiger ship, it would definitely be found.
Because Zhao Hai didn’t know about this interaction, he couldn’t help but stare upon seeing the transmission formation light up and Zhang Feng and Zhang Hao appeared. He immediately walked out of the Space.
Fortunately, while he was inside the Space, his identity token was inside his residence. This would make Zhang Feng think that he was inside his room.
After coming out of the Space, Zhao Hai immediately put away the fake identity token. Although the fake token was good, it still had special energy fluctuations. If Zhang Feng sees it, he would immediately identify that it was a fake.
Zhao Hai came out of his residence and saw Zhang Feng and Zhang Hao observing the valley. The Ignored Valley was an enormous garbage dump with nothing noteworthy inside it. The things dumped in this place were useless. In fact there was nothing worth looking at this place. Zhang Hao and Zhang Feng were just curious since it was the first time they went to this place.
Zhao Hai gave Zhang Feng a salute and said, “Senior Brother Zhang, you came. Please, come in.”
Zhang Feng smiled at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, it’s good that you’re doing well. How is your stay here? Are you used to it?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I’m doing fine. In fact, nothing changed. Even in the lower realm, I close up most of the time.”
Zhang Feng nodded when he heard this. In the Great Realm of Cultivation, cultivation addicts also exist. These people would cultivate all the time. One couldn’t do anything to such people, they can only wait for them to come out. Then they would do their duties before closing up once more. Zhang Feng felt that Zhao Hai was the same person.
After the three entered Zhao Hai’s residence, Zhao Hai took out two transforming clouds and asked the two to sit down. Zhang Feng was attracted to the clouds, he looked at them before turning to Zhao Hai and asking, “What are these?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “They’re called transforming clouds. It’s a special product of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. There’s a place that we managed to occupy named the Cloudsea Territory, it’s common there. These things are very convenient to use. But they’re best used as cushions. They are very comfortable to sit on.”
Zhang Feng nodded, but he didn’t open his mouth to ask for some. Instead, he said, “Little Hai, I came here first to see how you’re doing and see if you need anything. Secondly, I came to tell you something.”
Zhao Hai gave a nod. Then Zhang Feng continued, “You’ve been staying in this place, so may not know much about the Black Tiger Gang. In the sect, the most powerful group are the top ten Core Disciples. I am the top Inner Disciple of the sect and I have a grudge against these ten Core Disciples. For so many years, those 10 would find ways to target me. If you follow me, it would be equivalent to standing on the opposite side of those 10 Core Disciples.”
Zhao Hai stared, he didn’t expect Zhang Feng to disclose this matter to him. He didn’t understand where Zhang Feng was going, but he still nodded and said, “I understand.”
Zhang Feng also noticed Zhao Hai’s pause. He looked at Zhao Hai and thought at first that he was startled about what he just heard. But afterwards, Zhao Hai’s expression turned normal. This caused Zhang Feng to be curious, so he asked, “Little Hai, aren’t you afraid? You will be offending those ten Core Disciples.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “What’s there to be afraid of? Senior Brother Zhang, even if you want to train me, you didn’t explicitly say it. So even if those guys find me, they won’t know that I had sided with you. Naturally, they won’t deal with me. And so what if they’re core disciples? If it weren’t for you, I would have still fought in the Life and Death Arena. Maybe those core disciples would keep me as a Battle Slave so that they would continue to make money.”
Zhang Feng didn’t expect Zhao Hai to think about this matter so clearly. He stared for a moment, then he laughed. He calmed down after a while as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Alright, it would be good if you think this way. I came this time mainly for this matter. The matter where you’ve been promoted into the Outer Sect has been found out by a core disciple. He’s the seventh core disciple named Sima Yin Long. This guy couldn’t do anything to me. I reckon he’s there during your first battle. Therefore, he looked for you this time. I think he will come to you in the following days.”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but frown as he said, “Look for me? That won’t be easy. If I decline, won’t those people deal with me?”
Zhang Feng smiled faintly and said, “I don’t think that would happen. Your situation is miserable right now, how could they deal with you. You should know that you’re still an Outer Disciple. They won’t treat you as important. You’re just a little person in their eyes, so there’s nothing to worry about.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “That’s good. Right, Senior Brother Zhang, this is my output in the past few days.” Then he handed a spatial bag over to Zhang Feng.
Zhang Feng was stunned for a moment before taking a look into the spatial bag. Inside the bag were a few jade bottles as well as some materials. Most of the materials were metals. He still couldn’t discern what was inside the jade bottles.
Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “You came out with these things in just a few days?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I use my ability often back in the lower realm. But since the materials here are too advanced, I can’t use my ability more than this. But Senior Brother doesn’t need to worry, output will be better in the future.”
Zhang Feng stared at Zhao Hai, then he nodded and said, “Alright, you don’t need to work too hard. Take care of yourself.” Zhao Hai nodded. Then Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai’s residence. He found that the layout was very simple, he couldn’t help but frown as he said, “How is your living condition? Is there anything you need?”
Zhao Hai quickly replied, “Senior Brother, you don’t have to worry about me. I don’t need anything right now. Right, if Senior Brother has time, please bring me more cultivation techniques or some notes regarding cultivation. I want to know more about this realm’s cultivation.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng nodded and said, “Alright, rest assured. I will definitely send some to you.”
Zhao Hai nodded. Zhang Feng looked around him as he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, I’ve inconvenienced you. When my position improves later on, I will not forget your contributions.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Senior Brother, I don’t have any interest in power or whatnot. As long as you give me a place to safely cultivate in, cultivation methods to research, and materials to work with, then I’m fine.”
Zhang Feng patted Zhao Hai’s shoulder and said, “Alright, let’s not talk about this. We’ll revisit it in the future. This time, I just want to inform you that Sima Yin Long is coming over. You need to prepare yourself.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Senior Brother, you can rest assured. I won’t offend him too much.”
Zhang Feng nodded. Then he looked at Zhang Hao and said, “Little Hai, if I have something to do later and I can’t go, you should come here. See Little Hai every seven days and look into what he needs. If he needs something, immediately inform me. Understand?”
Zhang Hao nodded. Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, I won’t stay here for long. I don’t know when Sima Yin Long will come. Be careful and make sure to not offend them. Otherwise, they might make a move on you.”
Zhao Hai nodded. Zhang Feng stood up and then took Zhang Hao out. But before they could leave, Zhao Hai said, “Senior Brother Zhang, wait a minute. Please take this.” After he said that, he gave another spatial bag to Zhang Feng.
Zhang Feng looked into the spatial bag and saw a huge piece of transforming cloud. Zhao Hai smiled and said, “There’s also a method to use the transforming clouds. You can take a look. Zhang Feng patted Zhao Hai’s shoulder before he turned around and left.
After Zhang Feng and Zhang Hao left the Ignored Valley, Zhao Hai’s brows wrinkled. He didn’t expect to be involved in a power struggle this soon. This wasn’t good for him.
He was aware of the struggle between Zhang Feng and the ten Core Disciples. This wasn’t a secret in the Black Tiger Gang.
Although the Outer Disciples of the Black Tiger Gang feared the inner and core disciples, they still gossip about them. Most of Zhao Hai’s information was taken from these gossips.
Zhang Feng and the top ten core disciples didn’t fight once or twice. Although they haven’t broken each others’ faces and just resorted to stumbling each other and poaching people, Zhang Feng was still at a disadvantage. Fortunately, it seems like Zhang Feng had someone supporting him from above the sect. Because of this, the top ten core disciples don’t dare embarrass him too much. If it weren’t for this, then he would have been sent to a desolate place like the Ignored Valley.
Zhao Hai previously thought that a small person like him would not be involved in this matter. After all, he was just someone who can recycle waste materials. The core disciples shouldn’t have taken notice of him.
However, Zhang Feng’s arrival caused Zhao Hai to feel a sense of crisis. It seems like Sima Yin Long wouldn’t just let this matter off so easily. Otherwise, Zhang Feng wouldn’t have come. But even if Zhao Hai knew, what could he do? He cannot hide. It seems like he can only make matters run its course. He needs to resist whatever comes after him.