Chapter 1742 – Attack Begins
Zhao Hai sat inside the Space as he looked at the people from the Black Tiger Gang moving around non-stop. He has now become the most idle person in the sect. He only needed to monitor the Roaring Flame Sect, nothing else.
It has already been five days since Zhao Hai’s return to the Black Tiger Gang. The Black Tiger Gang has become a huge machine in full operation. Everyone turned into gears that helped the machine achieve his goal, and that was to wage war against the Roaring Flame Sect.
Meanwhile, the Roaring Flame Sect was very calm. Everything was operating as normal. Zhao Hai knew that the Roaring Flame Sect was doomed.
The Black Tiger Gang has prepared for a long time in order to deal with the Roaring Flame Sect. Now, they were close to completing their preparations. Zhao Hai believed that the Black Tiger Gang would begin to send troops in a few days’ time.
As he thought of this, a jade sword message flew towards Zhao Hai’s residence in the Ignored Valley. The jade sword message was then received by the Space. Upon seeing the contents of the message, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile.
Laura looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Brother Hai, what’s the message about?”
Zhao Hai smiled and replied, “We’re attacking the Roaring Flame Sect in five days.”
Laura nodded and said, “That’s also good. As long as we eliminate the Roaring Flame Sect, you would acquire the fire character tablet and return it to Firegod City’s monument. Then you would be able to refine the vermillion bird stamp. I want to see what benefits the stamp would give you. Brother Hai, do you think we can make Firegod City as our secret base?”
Zhao Hai replied, “What secret base is better than the Space? Firegod City was made by the Firegod. No matter if the person who built the city was a god of fire or not, it’s certain that they are an ancient powerhouse. However, such a powerful being still disappeared. And in the end, his monument has been vandalized. Putting the fire character tablet on the monument would make the city more beautiful. I haven’t really thought about making it a base.”
Laura nodded and said, “That’s also fine. Firegod City is very huge, but it is filled with fire element energy. I’m afraid nobody could survive there besides you. Even if they wanted to go there, they wouldn’t be able to get past the magma river.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he forced a smile and said, “It’s a strange place. The Undead can survive in any other place, but they cannot live in Firegod City. Because of the overly rich amount of fire element energy, all other elements would be immediately absorbed and converted. The moment the Undead steps foot on the city, they would be turned into ash. Even the Undead Transcending Tribulation Experts couldn’t survive.”
Laura sighed and replied, “Right, Brother Hai, how about planting fire-element seeds there? Let’s see how they grow.”
Zhao Hai stared, then he shook his head and said, “Let’s wait until we deal with the Roaring Flame Sect. However, although the Space has a lot of fire-element seeds, none of them are suitable for planting in Firegod City. Finding one that can be planted will also be a challenge.”
Laura nodded, then she turned towards the screen. After a while, she asked, “Brother Hai, how do you think the attack will happen?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “I don’t know. But it should start with me dealing with the transmission formations and the refining base. We can easily seal the transmission formations. However, we need to be careful about the refining base. Not only do we need to seal the exits, we also need to direct the earth fire to destroy the entire place. I think I’ll have to ask the Gang Leader to send some Transcending Tribulation Experts to help me. Right, Cai’er, what is the Wandering Soul Group doing right now?”
Ever since he fought against the Wandering Soul Group, Zhao Hai has been paying close attention to them. And once the silver needles have gained the ability to become even smaller, Zhao Hai’s surveillance has improved by a lot.
Cai’er shook her head and said, “There’s no response from the Wandering Soul Group. I can see that they’re afraid of Hu Shan. Before knowing whether Hu Shan is alive or not, they wouldn’t make a move. Young Master, although Hu Shan is constrained inside the Space, he can still help you control large artifacts. His cultivation would be helpful in the fight.”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “Hu Shan is too strong. If we get him to help us, then we might expose the Space.”
Cai’er replied, “But Young Master, what if the Roaring Flame Sect also has an expert on Hu Shan’s level?”
Zhao Hai sneered and said, “If they do, then we can only invite Hu Shan to take action. I can ask him to control the 12 metal beasts. What do you think?”
When they heard Zhao Hai say this, Cai’er and the others couldn’t help but stare. Then they nodded at the same time. Nowadays, Zhao Hai rarely used the 12 metal beasts during battles. It wasn’t because the 12 metal beasts were weak, but the 12 metal beasts were strange weapons. They weren’t like the other artifacts. Moreover, their movement was different compared to other puppets. Even advanced puppets weren’t as flexible as the 12 metal beasts.
This special quality caused Zhao Hai to hesitate in using the 12 metal beasts. He was afraid that others would be suspicious of his ability, and it might compromise the secrecy of the Space. But if Hu Shan used the metal beasts, then there would be no problems. Hu Shan was the oldest member of the Black Tiger Gang, he naturally has mystical means in his hands. It wouldn’t be surprising for him to have a strange artifact. With Hu Shan’s existence, Zhao Hai was more confident in using the 12 metal beasts.
Five days passed in a blink of an eye. Zhao Hai was also out of the Space and inside the Black Tiger Gang’s main hall. The hall was already full of people. And all of the powerful people of the sect were present. When Zhao Hai arrived, Tie Zhantian was at the gang leader’s seat and Hu Liangchen was beside him. Zhao Hai and the others stood opposite Tie Zhantian.
Tie Zhantian swept everyone with his gaze before saying, “Everyone, the time for the Roaring Flame Sect to pay its debts has arrived. We prepared for this day for a long time. It’s time to take action. I will lead the troops to attack the Roaring Flame Sect while Hu Liangchen will remain behind to guard the Black Tiger Gang. All those who stay will obey Hu Liangchen. Those who dared disobey will be charged with treason. Old Hu, I’ll leave the gang to you. Do whatever you want if the Wandering Soul Group attacks. Whether we win the battle against the Roaring Flame Sect or not, we cannot lose our base.”
Hu Liangchen nodded. Then Tie Zhantian turned to the others and began issuing orders. He called those who would stay behind in the sect. The rest would join him in attacking the Roaring Flame Sect.
After arranging the troops, Tie Zhantian looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, I’ll leave it to you.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Gang Leader can rest assured. However, we will need Transcending Tribulation Experts to come with me. There should not be less than 100 of them. There would be a group that would protect the transmission formations, then 40 would go with me to the refining base. Although I’m confident in dealing with the refining base, there are a lot of transcending tribulation experts in that place. Therefore, I’ll need people to stop them.”
Tie Zhantian waved his hand and said, “There’s no need to worry about that. I’ll go with you. Let’s go.” Zhao Hai nodded. Then he walked outside along with Tie Zhantian and the others. They didn’t go to the normal transmission formation. Instead they went to the transmission formation that’s used by large artifacts.
Transmission formations for large artifacts are very demanding. After all, there aren’t a lot of large artifacts in the Great World of Cultivation that can shrink and enlarge like Zhang Feng’s treasure ship. Therefore, these large-scale transmission formations were made to accommodate large artifacts.
However, these formations weren’t easy to make. It couldn’t be built by the average cultivators. Also, its construction required a lot of materials. Despite this, Zhao Hai was able to construct a large-scale transmission formation in the Roaring Flame Sect. The formation was placed in a hidden location in between the Roaring Flame Sect’s base and the Inferno valley. This allowed more convenience in staging the attacks.
When everyone was in the large-scale transmission formation, Zhao Hai started to get busy. He adjusted the coordinates of the transmission formation. Then he had Tie Zhantian and the others go inside their large artifacts. All in all, there are five large artifacts that would go through the transmission formation.
After the five large artifacts were within the transmission formation, Zhao Hai immediately activated it. With a flash of white light, Zhao Hai and the others disappeared from the Black Tiger Gang. In the next moment, at a canyon near the Roaring Flame Sect, a white light flashed and five large artifacts appeared. Then the five large artifacts became six. The sixth large artifact was Zhao Hai’s Hell King’s Ship.
After Zhao Hai took out the Hell King’s Ship, Tie Zhantian immediately commanded 40 Transcending Tribulation Experts to land on it. Zhao Hai cupped his fist towards Tie Zhantian and said, “Gang Master, an hour north of here would be the Roaring Flame Sect’s headquarters. I will immediately seal their transmission formation. Please be careful.”
Tie Zhantian looked at Zhao Hai and said, “You need to be careful as well. If you can’t complete the task, don’t force it.” Zhao Hai nodded. Then he waved his hand as the Hell King’s Ship flew towards the refining base. But at the same time, Zhao Hai vanished from the ship.
The transcending tribulation experts on the Hell King’s Ship weren’t surprised by this. They knew that Zhao Hai went to seal the Roaring Flame Sect’s transmission formations. A transcending tribulation expert on the Hell King’s Ship looked at the spot where Zhao Hai disappeared from and said, “Truly a person the Supreme Elder selected to train. He’s already extraordinary. When he becomes an Elder in the future, the Black Tiger Gang would become terrifying.”
Another transcending tribulation expert nodded and said, “Right. Zhao Hai’s present strength is already formidable. Once he grows, I’m afraid no sect would be able to deal with us. Even the Heaven Sect wouldn’t be able to take action against us. Otherwise, Zhao Hai would retaliate against them.”
The transcending tribulation who spoke first nodded, “Zhao Hai has a spatial ability. I heard that even if his ability cannot be used to attack, it allows him to go wherever he wants. If other people attack the Black Tiger Gang, they would have to make sure that Zhao Hai wouldn’t survive. Otherwise, they would be haunted to death. Even super sects wouldn’t be able to live comfortably.” The others nodded. They believed that this would be the case.
In fact, super sects like the Heaven Sect have destroyed an uncountable number of sects. And it was inevitable that these sects would have powerful experts. However, these experts weren’t able to stop these super sects. In the end, their sects were destroyed. One or two experts couldn’t do anything to the super sects.
However, one shouldn’t forget that these formidable experts weren’t spatial ability users. As long as the super sects know of their location, they would be hunted down. On the other hand, Zhao Hai was different. Even if his location was known, he could just go to another place using his ability. The super sects wouldn’t be able to track him down.
Once Zhao Hai becomes a transcending tribulation expert, the super sects would need to eliminate him if they plan to eradicate the Black Tiger Gang. A retaliation of a transcending tribulation expert wasn’t a joke. Even the Heaven Sect wouldn’t dare take the risk.
For any sect’s inheritance, the presence of a successor was crucial. However, these successors would need to undergo multiple trials before they become powerhouses. If a super sect like the Heaven Sect was continuously hounded by a transcending tribulation expert with Zhao Hai’s ability, then their future would be beyond bleak.
Their younger generation wouldn’t be able to safely venture out into the world. They would all be killed by Zhao Hai before they could become strong. Even if Zhao Hai couldn’t kill them all, the survivors would still be unable to do anything. They would be too scared to go out of the sect. Because of this, people like Zhao Hai were a headache to the sects. Nobody would go out of their way to offend these people.
Soon after their conversation finished, Zhao Hai reappeared on the Hell King’s Ship. Zhao Hai looked at the transcending tribulation experts and said, “Martial Uncles, I’ll have to ask you to divide into four teams. Each team would guard one stone building. As long as the people inside the buildings don’t come out, you don’t need to take action. If someone escapes, regardless of their strength, you need to kill them.”
The transcending tribulation experts nodded. One of them said, “Little Hai, rest assured. We won’t make a careless mistake.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “While I agitate the earth fire, the Hell King’s Ship will deliver you to the stone buildings. You can discuss who will belong to which team. I’ll ask to be excused first.”
The transcending tribulation experts nodded. Then Zhao Hai vanished from the ship once more.