Chapter 1782 – Formation Battle
The Heavy Sand Great Formation became more and more yellow as it continued to absorb earth-attribute spiritual qi. It became so bright that the formation itself was becoming harder to see.
Seeing this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but rub his chin as he said, “Wonderful. So the formation would be full in half an hour? Attacking the enemy at its peak, interesting.”
Zhang Feng stood on Zhao Hai’s side. Upon hearing Zhao Hai, he couldn’t help but look at the Heavy Sand Great Formation as he said, “Little Hai, are you really confident? The heavy sand great formation is very famous for its strength.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Rest assured, I will break their formation today. I want to see if they would withdraw once I destroy the formation. If they don’t, then we will exterminate them as revenge for attacking our sect.”
Zhang Feng no longer said anything. If Zhao Hai said this in the past, then Zhang Feng might think that he was being arrogant. But now, he doesn’t think so. Zhao Hai has already shown how strong he was.
Half an hour flew past and Zhao Hai’s formation had already been set up. Under Megan and Lizzy’s command, the fleet began to slowly revolve.
In the eyes of the spectators, the Black Tiger Gang’s fleet slowly disappeared and was replaced by a sea of stars. Among the stars were planets and meteorites. Each body had its own orbit. It looked like a giant star map.
The star map slowly pressed towards the heavy sand great formation. The heavy sand great formation wasn’t only used for defense. It also has offensive capabilities. Under Liu Kun’s command, the formation also pressed towards Zhao Hai’s formation.
Looking at a distance, the two sides looked like a clash between a starry sky and a huge desert. The two sides slowly decreased their distance. The scene looked majestic. However, those who understood knew that this scene was filled with an ocean’s amount of killing intent.
Before long, the sea of stars and the desert clashed. Unlike the loud clash between large artifacts, the collision between the two formations was silent. There was a hiss on their collision area, but there were no loud explosions.
As the two formations continued to intersect, the sizzles turned into crackles. Then it turned into popping sounds akin to gunshots.
As the formations got closer, explosions began to appear before becoming loud rumbling sounds.
This was a formation battle. Formations were basically a system of conduits that ran energy throughout its structure. A formation battle was essentially a contest of energy between two formations.
This was different to clashes between artifacts. Artifacts were solid and whole while the energy within a formation was scattered. It was akin to an army of individual soldiers being directed by their commander.
Because of this, formation battles started out very slow as each part of the formations were their own battles. Then it slowly condensed into a battle between the formations themselves.
The energy of the stellar transformation great formation was slowly suppressing the energy of the heavy sand great formation. More and more of the desert got swallowed by the starry sky.
After two hours, the desert had lost a third of its original size. At this time, a loud explosion was heard as the desert suddenly vanished.
The large artifacts and the cultivators of the Heavy Sand Sect appeared in the air. But this time, the look of the Heavy Sand Sect wasn’t good. Of their original 40 large artifacts, they now had about 20. As for their cultivators, they were now a third of their original numbers.
At this time, Zhao Hai also stopped his stellar transformations great formation. As he stood on the Hell King’s Ship, he looked at the people of the Heavy Sand Sect as he coldly snorted and said, “Liu Kun, I hope that you honor our agreement. If you don’t, then don’t blame me for being polite. I will make sure that the people you sent to the Black Tiger Gang will never be able to return!” Then he waved his hand as the fleet left the area.
Liu Kun’s face was pale as he looked at the Black Tiger Gang’s fleet. He didn’t really think that this would be the result. The Heavy Sand Sect was proud of their heavy sand great formation. He didn’t expect it to be broken.
However, Liu Kun also knew that they couldn’t pursue the fleet. This time, the Black Tiger Gang sent a powerful offensive group. Their message was very obvious. They want the four sects to retreat. Even if they don’t want to, as long as they couldn’t deal with the fleet, then they would have no choice.
Liu Kun knew that Zhao Hai didn’t retreat because he was afraid of the Heavy Sand Sect. Zhao Hai didn’t want to form a deep enmity with the sect at this time. This also gave the Heavy Sand Sect some face. If the sect continues to attack the Black Tiger Gang, then Zhao Hai would certainly come back and retaliate.
When he thought of this, Liu Kun couldn’t help but let out a long breath. He looked at Zhao Hai and the others with a complex expression. The Heavy Sand Sect had always been equal to the Black Tiger Gang when it comes to strength. But Liu Kun knew that the Heavy Sand Sect could no longer contend against the Black Tiger Gang. He sighed and issued the order for retreat.
Zhao Hai and the others slowly flew towards the Great Strength Sect. Zhang Feng turned back to Liu Kun before looking at Zhao Hai, “Little Hai, do you think they will retreat?”
Zhao Hai sneered, “It would be good for them if they retreat. If they don’t, then they can’t blame me for being impolite.”
Zhang Feng took a deep breath and said, “Later when we have the opportunity, we’ll make them aware how fierce we can be.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I believe that day wouldn’t be far. First Senior Brother, send word to the Gang Leader. Ask him how the sect is doing.” Zhang Feng nodded and then took out a jade sword message. After putting his message in, he released it. Then he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, we’re heading towards the Great Strength Sect. They’re a sect that favors demon cultivators. They’re aggressive and forceful. Moreover, they’re very strong. Most importantly, those fellows are very stubborn. It wouldn’t be easy to make them retreat.”
Zhao Hai thought for a moment and said, “They should have received news about our arrival. We’ll return to the Black Tiger Gang’s territory and stop outside their border. Then you and I will go to them and act polite first. If they still refuse, only then will we use force.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng’s eyes shone. Then he nodded and said, “Alright, then I’ll accompany you for a walk. We’ll break through the dragon pond and tiger’s den of the Great Strength Sect!”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “First Senior Brother, you’re overestimating them. Hmph, let’s see how they accept our demands. If they can talk and negotiate, then that would be good. But if they don’t, unlucky for them.”
Zhao Hai turned his head to Zhao Hai and saw that Zhao Hai had become domineering. Actually, Zhao Hai had always been domineering, he just hid it well because his strength was lacking. If he didn’t hide his arrogance, then he would have been killed a long time ago.
But now, Zhao Hai has the strength to trade blows with immortal experts. And as long as he uses Firegod City, the immortal experts would suffer. Therefore, he now has the qualifications to be arrogant.
There was also another point that affected Zhao Hai’s temperament, and that was the combination of his good and evil sides. Good begets gentleness while bad begets arrogance. Zhao Hai had always been gentle. But with his evil side mixed in, he was unconsciously a bit more domineering.
Zhao Hai didn’t discover his change in character, and it was very difficult to detect. But even if he found out, it wouldn’t have any effect. He had always been low-key before, it was also time for him to be high-profile.
Under Zhao Hai’s command, the fleet changed direction and returned to the territory of the Black Tiger Gang. Not long after they returned, they changed directions once more and went towards the Great Strength Sect’s domain.
After a day of flight, the fleet arrived at the border between the Black Tiger Gang and the Great Strength Sect. There was a border monument on both sides, one belonging to the Black Tiger Gang while the other belonged to the Great Strength Sect.
Zhao Hai stopped the fleet and then gathered all of the transcending tribulation experts to the Hell King’s Ship. Zhao Hai looked at everyone and said, “Everyone, we’re going to face the Great Strength Sect this time. I think everyone is aware of what type of people they are. If we go in aggressively, then they will fight us to the end, which would be unfavorable for us. This time, Senior Brother Zhang and I will be using my ship to go to the Great Strength Sect. Without my order, you cannot step over their border. I will have a good talk with them. If the conversation turns sour, then you will come and join up with me and First Senior Brother. Don’t worry about driving the ships, I’ll leave it to the Undead. Remember, don’t cross the border unless I send a word. Senior Brother Tie Ying, I’ll leave this place to you. Once we go over, you will be in charge here.”