Chapter 1770 – Handing Over
“They don’t want the Great World of Cultivation to know what they’re doing?” Hu Liangchen and Zhang Feng said almost at the same time.
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Correct. They attacked us because they’re afraid that we would find something out. And why would they be afraid? Then it must be because they’re plotting against the Great World of Cultivation.”
Tie Zhantian paled, he looked at Zhao Hai and the others and said, “If that is the case, then it would indeed be trouble. We need to relay this information to the nine super sects. If we can’t gather the strength of the Great World of Cultivation, then I’m afraid we wouldn’t be able to deal with the Heavenly Demons.”
At this time, Zhao Hai shook his head. Hu Liangchen shook his head as well. Tie Zhantian was puzzled at their reactions. Hu Liangchen looked at Tie Zhantian, then he smiled bitterly and said, “Gang Leader, let’s not mention if they’ll believe you first, even if they believe you and begin preparing, how would they prepare? The Heavenly Demons have prepared for many years. Would they allow us to prepare? Also, will those super sects really believe your words? It’s more likely that they would treat you like a lunatic.”
Zhao Hai also added, “Let’s wait and see how the nine super sects react to the result of the Heavenly Demon Trial. If they discover something strange about the trial, then they would definitely send news to everyone. But if the super sects don’t find something, even with our reminder, they wouldn’t do anything. We simply have no way to reach the sect masters of those sects.”
When he heard Zhao Hai, Tie Zhantian sighed. He knew that Zhao Hai was right. Although Tie Zhantian was the Gang Leader of the Black Tiger Gang, his status was far lower compared to the sect masters of the super sects. He was unqualified to have a discussion with them.
Hu Liangchen said, “In the meantime, it would be better if we make our own preparations.”
Tie Zhantian nodded, “Alright, then we’ll prepare with our full power.”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “Gang Leader, I think we shouldn’t make any moves without explicit instructions from the nine super sects. If we prepare right now, the Myriad Demons Sect might think that we’re preparing for an expansion. When the time comes, we don’t even need to wait for the Heavenly Demons, the Myriad Demons Sect would attack us. Therefore, even if we prepare, we need to do it quietly. We cannot do it with our full power.”
“Bang!” Tie Zhantian pounded his table as he stood up. His face was red with anger. Naturally, he wasn’t angry at Zhao Hai. He was enraged by what Zhao Hai said. The Myriad Demons Sect had already shown their intent of suppressing the Black Tiger Gang. If they discover that the Black Tiger Gang was preparing something, then the consequences wouldn’t be good.
After some time, Tie Zhantian looked at Zhao Hai and said, “What do you think we should do next?”
Everyone present was shocked. They didn’t expect Tie Zhantian to ask Zhao Hai for advice. It must be known that Hu Liangchen was known as the brain of the Black Tiger Gang. However, Tie Zhantian didn’t ask Hu Liangchen but Zhao Hai instead. Although Zhao Hai had been joining the major meetings of the sect, nobody expected that his status would be high enough to offer advice.
Tie Zhantian’s question indicated that Zhao Hai’s status in the Black Tiger Gang was no longer simple. He was now one of the decision-makers of the sect.
Zhao Hai looked at Tie Zhantian and said, “Gang Leader, if you trust me, I will handle the preparations. Moreover, beginning today, the refining base would be a forbidden area. Everyone needs to leave and nobody is allowed to enter. I’m going to transform the valley.”
Tie Zhantian looked deep into Zhao Hai’s eyes. Zhao Hai also looked at Tie Zhantian in a calm manner. After some time, Tie Zhantian laughed and said, “Alright. I will immediately order everyone to get out of Inferno Valley. I’ll hand the valley over to you.”
Zhao Hai cupped his fist and said, “Thank you for trusting me, Gang Leader.”
The eyes of everyone in the room were now looking at Zhao Hai differently. It must be known that the Inferno Valley was a pillar of the sect’s industry. Zhao Hai said that he wanted it and Tie Zhantian agreed. It seems like Tie Zhantian really valued Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai looked at the people in the room and said, “Everyone, be rest assured. Although I’m going to restrict access to the refining base, the refining output wouldn’t change. If you want to refine an artifact, you can still hand it over. However, you cannot go there. You can place your materials and your request on the transmission formation and send it.”
Tie Zhantian nodded and said, “Alright, I’ll leave this matter to you. And if you have any requests, just say it. But remember, what we want is a base that we can attack from and retreat to.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Gang Leader can rest assured.”
Tie Zhantian laughed and said, “Good, I’ll place my trust in you. Make your preparations.” Zhao Hai nodded, then he turned around and left.
Tie Zhantian looked at Hu Liangchen and said, “Old Hu, he is the hope of the Black Tiger Gang. How could a person chosen by the Supreme Elder be simple? Zhao Hai isn’t only powerful, he also has special abilities. I think the kid still has other abilities we don’t know about. However, he couldn’t reveal it to us. This time, I want to see what he could do. No matter what ability he has, as long as he’s loyal to the Black Tiger Gang, I would agree to his requests.”
Hu Liangchen nodded. He doesn’t dislike Tie Zhantian’s decision. He also saw Zhao Hai’s capabilities. To be honest, he no longer knows how strong Zhao Hai really is. This caused Hu Liangchen to also be curious about what Zhao Hai could do.
Tie Zhantian no longer continued the topic. He turned to the others and said, “In the following days, we also need to make secret preparations. We also have to pay attention to the movement of the Myriad Demons Sect. We can’t just think about the Heavenly Demons, we need to be defensive towards the Myriad Demons Sect as well.”
Everyone responded in unison. Naturally, they wouldn’t forget about the Myriad Demons Sect. During the year that Zhao Hai entered the Heavenly Demon Trial, the Myriad Demon Sect suppressed the Black Tiger Gang quite a bit. The suppression caused the economy of the sect to tank. Its sales of pills and artifacts were severely affected.
Although the suppression caused some damage to the Black Tiger Gang, the effects weren’t tragic. This was because the Black Tiger Gang has a secret money making method, and that was the rejuvenation pills.
The rejuvenation pills were now extremely famous in the Great World of Cultivation. Female cultivators were basically crazy for them. Male cultivators want to buy them as well. This was because there were male cultivators who didn’t want to see themselves turn old.
The craze for the rejuvenation pills has long been expected by Zhao Hai. He knew clearly that, given the choice, nobody would resist the temptation of beauty. Later, he made two types of rejuvenation pills, one for males and one for females. There’s no need to mention the beauty effects of the female pills. But the male pills also had the added effect of restoring one’s vigor.
One shouldn’t think that if a male cultivator was formidable, then they were also formidable mates. In fact, the bodies of older cultivators had lost their male capabilities. They no longer had the spiritual qi to sustain their intimate actions. There were some things that couldn’t be solved by an increase in spiritual qi. Because of the added effect, the male rejuvenation pills were very popular among older male cultivators. By this point, rejuvenation pills became priceless in the Great World of Cultivation.
However, what made the people of the Great World of Cultivation wonder was the fact that the source of the rejuvenation pills was unknown. Moreover, despite deep analysis, nobody knew what herbs were used in making the pill. It can be said that the pills mysteriously appeared. Nobody was able to trace them back to their origins.
Several sects in the Great World of Cultivation wanted to use their strength to find the source of the pills. However, they didn’t expect that as soon as the pills were seen at an auction house, all of them were immediately sold.
This caused the sects to be unable to acquire any rejuvenation pills. And nobody wanted to sell their own pills. Despite pressure from the sects, the cultivators who acquired the pills didn’t budge. In the end, the sects gave up.
Because of this secret income source, the Black Tiger Gang wasn’t afraid of the Myriad Demon Sect’s suppression. However, another issue came up. The Myriad Demons Sect suppressed the Black Tiger Gang in other aspects. First of all, the Black Tiger Gang was excluded in most foreign trials. They also set bounties secretly for cultivators of the Black Tiger Gang. Each kill on a Black Tiger Gang cultivator would be secretly rewarded by the Myriad Demons Sect.
One had to admit that this move was really vicious. The sects were afraid of the Myriad Demons Sect, but they weren’t afraid of the Black Tiger Gang. Because of this, the disciples of the Black Tiger Gang suffered a lot in this period. This was especially true for the disciples who operate out of the sect. They had suffered heavy losses.
After Tie Zhantian and the others found out about this. They knew that it was the doing of the Myriad Demons Sect. Although they were angry, they didn’t dare retaliate. However, Tie Zhantian thought of another way. He had the elites of the sect scour the periphery of the sect. As long as someone from another sect was spotted, no matter which sect they came from, all of them were executed.
It was a crazy revenge tactic, but its effects were very good. The attacking sects were afraid of the Black Tiger Gang turning crazy and attacking them. The suppression plan of the Myriad Demons Sect failed once more. After two suppressions, a year passed and Zhao Hai returned to the Black Tiger Gang. He also brought back news about the Heavenly Demon Sect.