Chapter 1781 – Heavy Sand Great Formation
As soon as Zhang Feng finished talking, there was a flash before Zhao Hai appeared in front of him. Compared to when he left, Zhao Hai now has two jade boxes in his hands. Both contain pieces of sky reaching vine roots.
Zhang Feng chuckled and said, “I just mentioned that you wouldn’t be captured. Those guys from the Withered Vine Sect must be thinking that they blocked you. What do we do now?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Let’s retreat first.” Then he waved his hand as the fleet slowly retreated. In a blink of an eye they disappeared from the valley’s skies.
Seeing Zhao Hai and the others retreating, the people of the Withered Vine Sect were somewhat confused. They don’t understand why they would do this. They haven’t even made a full effort to attack and yet the enemy has already retreated.
The Withered Vine Sect thought that Zhao Hai and the others must be plotting something, so they didn’t dare pursue. They just asked their disciples to guard the entrance and must not let anyone from the Black Tiger Gang through.
At this time, Zhao Hai and the others had already retreated to a safe place. The transcending tribulation experts gathered on the Hell King’s Ship. They wanted to see what Zhao Hai plans to do.
Zhao Hai looked at everyone and then he smiled and said, “Everyone. There’s no need to worry. Let’s rest for some time first. I want to research the sky reaching vine. When I get results, then we’ll immediately act.”
These people didn’t have any objections. Although Tie Zhantian assigned this task to Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng, Zhao Hai already gained the approval of everyone present. So at this point, the command was solely handled by Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai took the jade boxes to his cabin. At this time, Tie Ying approached Zhang Feng and asked, “Little Feng, what’s Little Hai doing? Why is he being mysterious?”
Zhang Feng smiled bitterly and said, “He wants to see if he can do something about the sky reaching vines.”
Tie Ying’s eyes shone as he said, “If we can find a solution against the sky reaching vines, then we can destroy the Withering Vine Sect. In the future, the Withering Vine Sect would be ours for the taking.”
Tie Yi shook his head and said, “It’s not that easy. The sky reaching vine has existed in the Great World of Cultivation for a long time. And yet, people still haven’t found any ways to deal with them. Trying to find a way to destroy the sky reaching vines is hard.”
Tie Ying smiled and said, “That’s other people. I trust Little Hai. That kid can turn the impossible into possible.”
Hearing Tie Ying, everyone’s eyes lit up. They agreed with Tie Ying’s point of view. Zhao Hai had always done the impossible. Take the underground base for example. Who would have imagined that such a formidable base could be built in a short time. It would be impossible for other people to do it, but Zhao Hai did. Zhao Hai has done a lot of things like this. So it wasn’t surprising if Zhao Hai could create another miracle this time.
In fact, Zhao Hai already obtained a sky reaching vine before this. Moreover, the Space already prepared the herbicide for the vine. It can be used at any time.
Zhao Hai entered his cabin in order to hide from people’s eyes and ears. He had nothing left to do. While staying in the Space, he researched the situation of the other three sects. Only after that did Zhao Hai leave the Space.
From going to his cabin up to going out, five hours have passed. Zhang Feng and the others were currently waiting for news in the Hell King’s Ship. As soon as Zhao Hai went out, everyone’s eyes were immediately on him.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright, it’s time to take action.” After he said that, Zhao Hai waved his hands and took out several huge jars. These jars had liquid inside that had the same consistency as water.
Zhao Hai gestured towards the jars and said, “Everyone, take these potions. Use water-element techniques to disperse this potion during battle. This potion is very potent, so there’s no need to use all of them in one spot. Once its sprinkled throughout the Withered Vine Valley, none of those sky reaching vines would be able to survive.”
Zhang Feng looked at the water-like potion and then frowned as he asked, “Little Hai, are you confident in this potion?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Don’t worry, I’m sure that it’ll work. Everyone, take a jug each.” Everyone hesitated for a moment. But because of their trust towards Zhao Hai, they soon took a jug for themselves.
Seeing that everyone had taken their jars of herbicide, Zhao Hai said, “In a while, I will take everyone to the Withered Vine Valley. When I give the signal, use water-attribute techniques to sprinkle the potion onto the sky reaching vines. It doesn’t matter if it was an offensive or defensive technique. The most important thing is that every inch of the valley gets covered with the potion. Do you understand?”
Everyone nodded. Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “Alright. Everyone, go return to your large artifacts and prepare to head back to the Withered Vine Valley. Remember, don’t touch and drink what’s in the jar. It contains deadly poison that’s also effective on people.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, the hearts of the cultivators couldn’t help but turn cold. They wanted to study the potion that Zhao Hai gave them. But upon hearing Zhao Hai, they completely lost interest. They knew that Zhao Hai wouldn’t joke about these matters. Therefore, they all nodded before going back to their large artifacts.
Zhao Hai commanded the entire fleet to return to the Withered Vine Sect’s headquarters. Seeing the approach of the fleet, the people of the Withered Vine Sect immediately controlled the sky reaching vines. Zhao Hai took out his jade card and said, “Everyone, don’t attack with the potion as soon as we engage. Use other techniques first. Then begin using water techniques that they can block. This would allow us to spread the potion without them suspecting anything. Remember to use long-ranged attacks. We need to coat the entire valley with the potion. Begin!”
With Zhao Hai’s order, the transcending tribulation experts began to use all kinds of techniques to attack the Withered Vine Valley. In an instant, the entire valley was filled with all kinds of spells.
The Black Tiger Gang’s offensive confused the people of the Withered Vine Sect. Transcending tribulation experts rarely used spells because of their limited power. Spells on the transcending tribulation stage were no use at all against people of the same level.
But now, Zhao Hai and the others were going all out using spells. Although spells weren’t strong, they were still used by transcending tribulation experts. Transcending tribulation experts couldn’t be underestimated. Therefore, the sky reaching vines still needed to defend against the spells.
The spells varied greatly across all attributes. Water-attribute spells were also mixed in. The Withered Vine Sect cultivators didn’t care about these spells as they were completely crushing them.
And as the herbicide began being dispersed, it began to rain down on the Withered Vine Valley. However, the rain didn’t attract the attention of the Withered Vine Sect. This was a normal phenomenon when water-attribute spells were used, so they didn’t care.
Although the herbicide has some effects on people, Zhao Hai already considered this. Therefore, the effect of the poison would act slower on people.
The attack lasted for several hours. For transcending tribulation experts, spells required a very small amount of energy. They could continue attacking for days without being tired. In fact, their consumption of spiritual qi when using spells were offsetted by their natural absorption of energy.
After attacking for about four hours, Zhao Hai could see that the entire valley had been soaked in the rain. The herbicide would take effect soon. Therefore, the fleet slowly retreated.
When they arrived at a safe place, Zhang Feng and the others gathered on the Hell King’s Ship once more. They all looked at Zhao Hai eagerly. Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry. Within five days, the Withered Vine Valley will be worthy of its name. Let’s go and scare the rest. After we deal with the last two sects, we’ll return and check the results.”
Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and said, “You’re that confident?” Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he nodded. Then he waved his hand as the fleet flew towards the Heavy Sand Sect’s direction.
The Heavy Sand Sect was famous for the sand cave located in their territory. The sand cave produces a type of toxic yellow sand. The toxicity of the sand was very powerful, which made its offensive capabilities quite formidable. Almost all of the disciples of the Heavy Sand Sect use the yellow sand to create their artifacts.
The Heavy Sand Sect belonged to the same type of sect as the Black Tiger Gang in the Northern Divergent Province. Although it had quite a number of experts, it still belonged to the medium-grade classification. It was not as strong as bigger sects, it was roughly on the same level as the Black Tiger Gang.
However, this was compared to the past Black Tiger Gang. The Heavy Sand Sect could no longer compare to the current Black Tiger Gang. Because of this, the Heavy Sand Sect agreed to take action. They were envious of the Black Tiger Gang’s progress.
At this point, the Heavy Sand Group had also obtained information about the Wandering Soul Group’s extermination. Therefore, they were prepared.
What surprised Zhao Hai was the fact that the Heavy Sand Sect didn’t bunker down in their headquarters. They actually took the initiative to rush out of their headquarters to block the path of the Black Tiger Gang fleet.
Zhao Hai was currently looking at the Heavy Sand Sect’s people with interest. The Heavy Sand Sect sent out 40 large artifacts. Their large artifacts didn’t look any special. They resembled ships. However, they look more like the treasure ship than the Hell King’s Ship.
Zhang Feng stood on Zhao Hai’s side. He was also looking at the formation in front of him and said, “This is a special formation of the Heavy Sand Sect. I hear that its very powerful. Once anyone enters the formation, they would feel like they were trapped in quicksand. They could only resist as they got grinded down.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “It seems like they could also use their large artifacts to set up the formation. There are forty large artifacts present, which should be enough to use for the formation. Most importantly, the cultivators of the Heavy Sand Sect seem to be working hand-in-hand with the large artifacts. It created a huge formation that could deal with us.”
Zhang Feng looked at the Heavy Sand Sect’s army. Then he nodded and said, “That seems to be the case. What do we do now?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Since they arranged the formation for us, then we must receive the challenge. We’ll break their formation.” After he said that, Zhao Hai took out a jade card and said, “Everyone, don’t leave the large artifacts on your own. Prepare yourselves to send spiritual qi to the large artifacts when I notify you.”
After Zhao Hai said that, someone from the Heavy Sand Sect’s side came forward. He stopped around a hundred meters in front of the fleet. Then he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Right Guardian of the Heavy Sand Sect, Liu Kun, has seen Mister Zhao Hai. We already know of mister’s purpose in coming here. If you can break our formation, then our Heavy Sand Sect would naturally withdraw from the Black Tiger gang. If you can’t, then I would have to ask Mister to stay and sit down for a cup of tea.”
Zhao Hai looked at Liu Kun, then he smiled faintly and said, “Very arrogant. You actually want to keep me here. But that depends if you have the skill. I’ll give you an hour to set up your formation. Then I will attack.”
As soon as Liu Kun heard Zhao Hai, his nose couldn’t help but twitch. He was arrogant, but he didn’t expect Zhao Hai to be more arrogant than him. Liu Kun coldly snorted and said, “Let’s see if your strength is as fierce as your mouth.”
Zhao Hai laughed and said, “You’ll know later on.” He waved his hand as the fleet slowly lined up. Then a stellar transformation great formation was made using 82 large artifacts.
Zhao Hai didn’t use a three-dimensional formation this time. Although three-dimensional formations are very strong, it wasn’t the time for them to be revealed.
Three-dimensional formations were one of Zhao Hai’s aces. Naturally, he wouldn’t reveal it casually. Additionally, there was no need to use three-dimensional formations against the Heavy Sand Great Formation. Compared to the stellar transformations great formation, the heavy sand formation was still very lacking.
By this point, Zhao Hai already gave the command of the fleet to Megan and Lizzy. Compared to Zhao Hai, the two were geniuses in command. Moreover, this was also an opportunity for them to practice against the Great World of Cultivation.
Megan and Lizzy didn’t decline and assumed command of the fleet. As the stellar transformation great formation was getting set up, Liu Kun also returned to the Heavy Sand Sect’s fleet. At this time, the Heavy Sand Great Formation began to rotate and suck up all of the earth-attribute qi in the surroundings. Before long, the formation was covered in a yellow radiance.