Chapter 1741 – False Intelligence
Seven full days passed before Zhao Hai finally established contact with the vermillion bird stamp. However, Zhao Hai was left disappointed. The stamp didn’t seem to be any smarter than the magma. But at the same time, he also discovered another function of the stamp and that was controlling the magma.
Zhao Hai also knew that the stone stamp can be refined. However, refining wasn’t possible at this time. This was because Firegod City wasn’t complete. The reason for this was the dug out fire character from the tablet.
Although a full refining wasn’t possible, Zhao Hai can still take initial ownership of the stamp. This allows him to control the magma. However, Zhao Hai couldn’t take the stamp out of Firegod City. He can only leave the stamp inside the seal box.
All of this information was useful for Zhao Hai. At the very least, he gained something in going to the Inferno Valley. He could now control the magma to attack the refining base of the Roaring Flame Sect.
Once the city was complete, Zhao Hai would be able to fully refine the stamp. To be honest, Zhao Hai didn’t care too much about the stamp. He could control fire on his own, so he didn’t believe that the stamp would be a great help to him.
Zhao Hai didn’t immediately leave upon connecting with the stamp. He performed an initial refining on the stamp and placed his spiritual imprint on it. Only after that did Zhao Hai return to the Ignored Valley.
It has been a long time since Zhao Hai returned to the Ignored Valley, but nothing changed in the valley. His cave residence was being taken care of by the Undead. Additionally, nothing wrong happened while he left the valley. Most of the Black Tiger Gang’s cultivators didn’t even know that Zhao Hai had left.
After Zhao Hai returned to the Ignored Valley, he immediately sent word to Zhang Feng and Tie Zhantian. He told them that he had come back and that the task had been completed.
When Tie Zhantian and Zhang Feng received information, they immediately sent a reply. After that, Tie Zhantian called Zhao Hai over to the headquarters to give a report.
As Zhao Hai appeared on the transmission formation, he found that Hu Liangchen and the others were already there. Zhang Feng was also present. It can be said that all of the powerful figures of the Black Tiger Gang were present.
Seeing Zhao Hai arrive, Tie Zhantian quickly said, “Little Hai, you’re here. Come and take a seat.” Zhao Hai gave everyone a salute before taking a seat.
After Zhao Hai sat down, Tie Zhantian immediately asked, “Little Hai, how was it? Tell us everything.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Gang leader, the matter has been taken care of. I have drawn maps that showed the Roaring Flame Sect’s transmission formations. I can seal or destroy them on short notice. As for the Inferno Valley’s refining base, I have thought of a way to deal with it.”
Tie Zhantian hurriedly asked, “What is it? Tell me.” The Black Tiger Gang and the Roaring Flame Sect were old enemies. As an old enemy of the Roaring Flame Sect, how could Tie Zhantian not know about the refining base in the Inferno Valley? In fact, in order to get rid of the internal contradictions in the sect, Tie Zhantian planned to shift the conflict to an external war. However, the Inferno Valley caused Tie Zhantian to hesitate. The Inferno Valley was a sword pointed towards the Black Tiger Gang. Moreover, it was a location that the Roaring Flame Sect could easily reinforce. Attacking it would cause a huge loss to the sect.
If they won an external war, then the sect would have become more united. But if it failed, then the destruction of the sect would speed up. Because of this, Tie Zhantian didn’t dare make a move on the Roaring Flame Sect.
This time, the reason why he wanted to attack the Roaring Flame Sect was because the Black Tiger Gang was now ready after ten years of holding back. The cultivators of the Black Tiger Gang always wanted revenge for the attack ten years ago.
However, attacking the Roaring Flame Sect wasn’t an easy matter. The refining base was still a huge issue. If they couldn’t destroy the refining base, the Black Tiger Gang wouldn’t be able to completely eradicate the Roaring Flame Sect.
Zhao Hai looked at Tie Zhantian and said, “To deal with the refining base, we can only fight poison with poison, fire with fire!”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Tie Zhantian stared. Then his eyes shone as he asked, “Your meaning?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “In order to utilize the earth fire in the Inferno Valley, the refining base is built right next to it. But it’s precisely because it was so close to the Inferno Valley that we need to deal with them. As long as we can agitate the fire in the Inferno Valley, it would be easier for us to destroy the base.”
Tie Zhantian nodded, then he frowned and said, “The Inferno Valley is quite special. In the past, also tried to direct the earth fire to destroy the refining base. However, we didn’t succeed.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Gang Leader doesn’t need to worry about this. You can leave this to me. I’m confident I will succeed.”
Tie Zhantian looked at Zhao Hai’s eyes before he laughed and said, “Alright, then I’ll leave it to you. You’re the kind of person who wouldn’t tell me things unless you’re confident. If you need anything, make sure that you tell us.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Thank you, Gang Leader. Right, this is the map of the Roaring Flame Sect that I managed to draw. Please take a look.” After he said that, Zhao Hai took out a jade slip and handed it over to Tie Zhantian.
Tie Zhantian received the jade slip and scanned it with his spiritual force. Before long, his expression changed as he turned towards Zhao Hai. After some time, he let out a long breath before tossing the jade slip to Hu Liangchen and said, “Old Hu, take a look at this.”
Seeing Tie Zhantian’s expression, Hu Liangchen was somewhat confused. He didn’t know what was wrong with Zhao Hai’s map. But when he received the jade slip, Hu Lianchen’s complexion changed. Then he looked at Zhao Hai before focusing back on the jade slip.
Zhao Hai was perplexed at the expressions of the two. He believed that his map was good. Although it wasn’t as detailed as the map of the Space, it was still quite good. So why would Tie Zhantian and Hu Liangchen have such expressions?
After Hu Liangchen looked through the map, he gave it back to Tie Zhantian and said, “Will this affect anything?”
Tie Zhantian shook his head and said, “Fortunately, because I’m waiting for Little Hai’s news, I haven’t told him yet. Otherwise, we would be in danger.”
Zhao Hai and the others looked at Tie Zhantian in confusion. They don’t understand why the two were like this. Tie Zhantian didn’t wait for them to ask as he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, is your map completely accurate?”
Zhao Hai stared. Then with a confident expression, he said, “Gang Leader can rest assured. It’s accurate. I killed several people from the Roaring Flame Sect and infiltrated the sect using their identity. I also personally drew the map. There shouldn’t be any mistake.”
Tie Zhantian let out a long breath. Then he looked at everyone present and said, “A hundred years ago, I sent a spy to the Roaring Flame Sect. He was my most treasured disciple. He sent me information regarding the Roaring Flame Sect all these years. He was the person I trusted the most. But now, I can be sure that he has either been captured or killed. Then someone from the Roaring Flame Sect replaced him to send me false information. It’s also possible that he betrayed me and the Black Tiger Gang.” After he said that, Tie Zhantian gave Zhang Feng a jade slip.
Zhang Feng received the jade slip and scanned it using his spiritual force. Although he had read Zhao Hai’s map, he still received Tie Zhantian’s jade slip and read it through. Before long, his expression changed as his face turned gloomy.
After reading through Tie Zhantian’s jade slip, Zhang Feng handed it over to Zhao Hai. The slip was also a map. However, the map that was drawn was completely different from the map that Zhao Hai made. Although it was as detailed as Zhao Hai’s map, everything on it was completely wrong. It was understandable if there were one or two mistakes, but there were so many. It must be known that a single mistake in information would cost the Black Tiger gang a lot. All of these mistakes were equivalent to pushing the Black Tiger Gang into a fire pit.
Zhao Hai finally understood why Tie Zhantian’s expressions changed when he saw the map. If the Black Tiger Gang followed the previous map, then their losses would have been extremely heavy.
Zhao Hai handed the jade slip to Zhang Feng who gave Tie Zhantian a look. Tie Zhantian gave a nod and Zhang Feng handed the jade slip to Tie Ying and Tie Yi. When the two read the map, they were startled. Tie Ying turned to Tie Zhantian and said, “Master, what do we do now?”
Tie Zhantian sneered and said, “They want to trick us, then we’ll trick them in return. Everyone, make preparations. But remember to pay attention. We can’t allow the Roaring Flame Sect to be alerted by our actions.”
Those present gave a nod. Tie Zhantian turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you have provided a huge contribution to the sect. But since we’re at war, I cannot give you anything at this time. But after we’re done, I will make sure that you’re rewarded richly. This time, your duties are crucial, you need to be careful.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Gang Leader can rest assured. I will certainly complete the tasks. We shall eradicate the Roaring Flame Sect!”
Tie Zhantian laughed and said, “Alright, then go and rest well. I’ll send you a message when we begin to act.” Zhao Hai nodded. Tie Zhantian waved his hand and said, “Old Hu, stay behind. As for the others, you can go back and prepare.” Everyone nodded before they turned around and left. Zhang Feng and Zhao Hai left with Tie Ying and the others. They were headed towards the Ignored Valley to hear about his experience in the Roaring Flame Sect. Only Hu Liangchen remained.