Chapter 1719 – Guessing The Identity
Ma Feng died, a Transcending Tribulation Expert has fallen. Despite this, the battle still continued. The Wandering Soul Group experts still fought. If they stopped fighting, they would be killed. If they continued to fight, they might find an opportunity to survive.
However, in face of absolute strength, fighting was a futile effort. With the Black Tiger Gang’s entire strength directed at dealing with the Ma Clan and the Wandering Soul Group’s experts, the latter was no doubt at a disadvantage. The Wandering Soul Group’s experts were fighting like trapped beasts.
Naturally, the Black Tiger Gang doesn’t intend to make these Wandering Soul Group’s experts live another day. These were Transcending Tribulation Experts. If they were placed any other place, they would become hegemons. If these Wandering Soul Group experts were let off, they would cause a large amount of damage to the Black Tiger Gang. The consequences of which couldn’t be imagined.
These Wandering Soul Group experts were now trapped. If they weren’t dealt with, then Tie Zhantian would feel sorry for himself.
Upon killing Ma Feng, Tie Zhantian could go and deal with the Transcending Tribulation Experts of the Wandering Soul Group. However, these experts had above average strength. Because of this, Hu Liangchen and the others wouldn’t be able to deal with them soon. When Tie Zhantian saw this, he knew that even if he helped, it wouldn’t do much.
Seeing the battle between the Transcending Tribulation Experts, Tie Zhantian coldly snorted as he scanned the entire battlefield. Besides the experts of the Wandering Soul Group, the others had been killed.
The battle ended in less than an hour. The Wandering Soul Group’s experts had been eradicated. Although these experts were very strong, they cannot defend against the might of the entire Black Tiger Gang. With so many experts attacking them, they naturally couldn’t survive.
When the battle ended, Tie Zhantian looked around him and said, “Tie Ying, lead the others to clean the battlefield. There’s no need to bother with the corpses, someone will come and deal with them. Restore the terrain to its original form. As for the rest, come with me.”
At this time, Zhao Hai appeared. He waved his hand and wrapped the corpses with black gas. In a blink of an eye, the corpses disappeared.
Seeing Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng hurriedly flew to his side and said, “Li Lin, where were you earlier?”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly as he replied, “Senior Brother, since I cannot help with the battle, I hid myself.”
Zhang Feng nodded, “Alright, good. The situation is indeed beyond your capabilities. Let’s go back.” Zhao Hai nodded and then returned with Zhang Feng.
Tie Zhantian and the others knew of Zhao Hai’s ability. So upon seeing Zhang Feng speaking with Zhao Hai, they didn’t say anything. They just nodded towards Zhao Hai as everyone returned to the Black Tiger Gang’s headquarters.
Tie Zhantian and the others had no special meaning to their actions. They knew that Zhao Hai’s ability had helped them a lot, so they acknowledged his presence. But in the eyes of the other cultivators, the situation was different.
Who was Zhao Hai? He was Li Lin, an unremarkable Inner Disciple. Because Zhang Feng’s faction has been gaining traction recently, some people knew who he was.
For these people, Li Lin was a lucky fellow. Although he wasn’t strong, he was able to join Zhang Feng’s action early on. This allowed him a higher status compared to other Inner Disciples.
But seeing how Tie Zhantian and the others greeted Zhao Hai, these people couldn’t help but be surprised. They didn’t expect people like Tie Zhantian to be polite to Zhao Hai. They couldn’t help but change how they looked at Li Lin.
Zhao Hai has no idea about what happened, he just followed behind Tie Zhantian and the others. Besides Tie Zhantian, Hu Liangchen and the other patriarchs, there was also Zhang Feng as well as Tie Ying and Tie Zhantian’s other disciples. The original top ten core disciples were also present. Since Tie Zhantian didn’t have the chance to claim his five slots, the original top ten core disciples were still complete in attending this meeting.
After everyone sat down, Tie Zhantian said, “I didn’t expect the Ma Clan to have Transcending Tribulation Experts from the Wandering Soul Group. Fortunately, we were able to deal with them. This time, we have severed the claws that the Wandering Soul Group placed inside the sect. Those people from the Wandering Soul Group would definitely settle this debt. There’s a few things we need to do. First is to block the news from spreading out. From now on, nobody can send any messages outside the sect. Those who violate the order will be charged with betraying the Black Tiger Gang.”
“Secondly, we need to increase our defenses. We will not give the Wandering Soul Group a chance to invade.”
“Third, Little Feng. I saw Tie Ying using a ghost-face ship. Is it the one you snatched before? I heard that you dismantled that ship. Did you find someone to remake it? I’ll have to ask for their help to repair the large artifacts that were damaged in the battle against the Ma Clan. Ask the person his conditions and we’ll do our best to accomplish it.”
“Fourth, Li Lin. We need you to get information from the Undead.” Tie Zhantian turned to Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai was not polite. He was now acting as Li Lin, and his main characteristic was being cold. Therefore, upon hearing Tie Zhantian, he immediately replied, “Replying to the Gang Leader, the Wandering Soul Group will attack in five days. They plan to attack using two groups acting in unison. The first group will come from the Ma Clan’s transmission formation. There would be 10 ghost-face ships as well as 15 Transcending Tribulation Experts. And with the Ma Clan’s 5 Transcending Tribulation Experts, they pose a significant threat.”
Zhao Hai paused here as he looked at everyone and continued, “The second group would have 20 ghost-face ships as well as the majority of the Wandering Soul Group’s strength. They would directly attack the sect. It’s an attack from both inside and outside. They’re planning to corner the Black Tiger Gang.”
Hearing Zhao Hai’s report, the expressions of Tie Zhantian and the clothes changed. They didn’t expect the Wandering Soul Group to put so much capital into this attack.
Zhao Hai looked at Tie Zhantian and added, “Besides these two groups, the Wandering Soul Group also got in contact with the Roaring Flame Sect. They will also attack at the same time. With this, there would be three armies that would attack the sect.”
Tie Zhantian and the others were frowning. Their faces were gloomy. They didn’t really think that the situation would be this bad. After some time, Tie Zhantian coldly snorted and said, “The Black Tiger Gang has survived through all kinds of storms. How could we fall by the attack of the two sects? Everyone, there’s no use hiding your strengths. We need to show our true might. If Little Feng can fix our large artifacts, I can let out 15 large artifacts. Naturally, there’s also Little Feng’s treasure ship, Tie Ying’s ghost-face ship, and the Ma Clan’s two large artifacts. As for Transcending Tribulation Experts, I can send out 15.”
Hearing Tie Zhantian, Hu Liangchen knew that it was time to show the family’s strength. Therefore, he didn’t hesitate as he said, “The Hu Clan can take out six large artifacts as well as six Transcending Tribulation Experts.”
Tie Zhantian nodded. He knew that the Hu Clan was rich. Moreover, the Transcending Tribulation Experts that they would send would certainly be stronger compared to average Transcending Tribulation Experts. The Transcending Tribulation Experts of the Hu Clan were all paired cultivators. These three pairs of experts could defeat six Transcending Tribulation Experts.
The other families also revealed their strengths. There was no clear measurement of strength before, but upon hearing the reports, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be startled. The Black Tiger Gang did indeed have great strength. If the sect really went all out, it wouldn’t be a problem dealing with the attacks of the Wandering Soul Group and the Roaring Flame Sect.
After everyone showed their strength, Tie Zhantian nodded and said, “We have three groups to deal with. The first group are those that would come from the Ma Clan’s transmission formation. We can wipe them out quickly. If we don’t, they might cause more trouble. The second is the Roaring Flame Sect. They will move together with the Wandering Soul Group to attack us. Since they’re just going to take advantage of the situation, they shouldn’t be sending a lot of experts. It should be easy to deal with them. The third group would be the most difficult. It’s the Wandering Soul Group’s main attack team. They will have the most power. The Hu Clan and Si Clan will deal with the group coming from the Ma Clan. You need to deal with them as soon as possible. The Han Clan and four families would deal with the Roaring Flame Sect. As for the rest, you’ll come with me to deal with the Wandering Soul Group’s main force. Everyone, what do you think?”
Everyone present knew that this was a crucial time for the sect. Therefore, nobody opposed the plan. Seeing that everyone was silent, Tie Zhantian nodded. Then he turned to Zhang Feng and said, “Little Feng, how about you?”
Hu Liangchen and the others also turned to Zhang Feng. To be honest, Hu Liangchen and the others looked highly upon Zhang Feng. Going against the top ten core disciples alone was a huge feat. This wasn’t something ordinary people can achieve.
Zhang Feng shook his head and said, “I have no problems. I’ll go according to the Gang Leader’s plan.”
Tie Zhantian nodded, “Alright, then I’ll ask everyone to go prepare. We’re going to fight to the death.” Everyone nodded. Then they stood up and left after giving a salute.
Tie Zhantian asked Zhang Feng to stay behind, naturally this included Zhao Hai. Tie Zhantian turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Are you Zhao Hai?”
Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng couldn’t help but stare. Li Lin’s identity was kept hidden by Zhang Feng from Tie Zhantian. Did Tie Ying tell him? That’s impossible. Tie Ying was someone who kept his promises. Moreover, Zhao Hai’s identity wasn’t a threat to Tie Ying. Therefore, Tie Ying has no reason to reveal it.