Chapter 1783 – Great Strength Palace
Hearing Zhao Hai, Tie Ying couldn’t help but stare. Then his expression changed as he quickly replied, “That can’t happen. It’s too dangerous for the two of you. Make me go instead.”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “We will win them over with our reputation. Us going there is a show of sincerity. Moreover, the Great Strength Sect wouldn’t be able to hold us. We can leave whenever we want. Senior Brother Tie, we need you to remain here.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Tie Ying nodded in the end. Zhao Hai already made his strength known. Most importantly, Zhao Hai was a spatial ability user. Even if the Great Strength Sect wanted to capture him, he could still escape.
Zhao Hai looked at the others and said, “Our Black Tiger Gang is currently in a crisis. So I hope everyone listens to my orders. If someone disobeys, then I won’t let you off.”
When the transcending tribulation experts heard Zhao Hai, their hearts immediately turned cold. They knew clearly that Zhao Hai wasn’t joking. They also experienced Zhao Hai’s methods. Although Zhao Hai has always been attacking the enemy, they believed that Zhao Hai would certainly make a move on them if he was given a reason to.
Zhao Hai cupped his fist to Tie Ying and the others and said, “Everyone, take care.” Tie Ying and the others also cupped their fists towards Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng before leaving the Hell King’s Ship. After that, the Hell King’s Ship began moving into the Great Strength Sect’s territory.
Zhang Feng stood on the bow of the Hell King’s Ship and looked at the distant scenery. Then he said, “The Great Strength Sect had always been arrogant in the Northern Divergent Province. I’m afraid our negotiations won’t go as smoothly as you think.”
Zhao Hai coldly snorted and said, “It’s not that I’m afraid of fighting them, I just don’t want to get into more fights than necessary. In about a year, the Heavenly Demons will invade the Great Realm of Cultivation. We need time to prepare in order to better deal with the invasion. If it wasn’t for this, why would I need to be polite towards the Great Strength Sect?”
Zhang Feng nodded and said, “Even if you don’t think much about the Great Strength Sect, we still need to be careful and prepare.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “We’re not afraid of them. We can choose not to fight, but if we fight them, then we need to give them a hard time. They need to know that there are people that they cannot afford to messi with.”
Zhang Feng gave a nod and no longer said anything. At this time, the Hell King’s Ship was well into the Great Strength Sect’s territory. However, they still haven’t seen people from the Great Strength Sect.
Zhao Hai’s expression didn’t look great. This was because he sent silver needles to the Great Strength Sect while he was fighting the Heavy Sand Sect. However, he has no way of entering their headquarters. The sect already activated their guardian formation. Moreover, the experts of the sect were posing as if they were ready to fight desperately. This was something that Zhao Hai didn’t want to see.
The Wandering Soul Group has been extinguished because they had enmity with the Black Tiger Gang. If Zhao Hai cripples the Great Strength Sect, then the Myriad Demons Sect would no longer sit still.
Although it was the Great Strength Sect that attacked the Black Tiger Gang first, super sects couldn’t be reasoned with. The shadow of the Myriad Demons Sect could clearly be seen behind the attack of the five sects. The Black Tiger Gang has an excuse to eliminate the Wandering Soul Group. But if he eliminated the Great Strength Sect as well, then that would give the Myriad Demons Sect a reason to attack. Therefore, Zhao Hai needs to be careful in his actions.
The actions of the Great Strength Sect made Zhao Hai feel a bad premonition. It would be a hassle if the Great Strength Sect truly wanted to fight them to the end.
As he flew to the center of the Great Strength Sect’s domain, Zhao Hai was thinking about how to deal with this situation. It wouldn’t be worth it if he pushed the Great Strength Sect too far. But he should at least let them experience pain.
Thinking of this, Zhao Hai’s eyes lit up. He finally thought of a way to deal with the Great Strength Sect. He could make them feel pain while not giving the Myriad Demons Sect an excuse to deal with the Black Tiger Gang. It was an active defense.
Defensive stances were usually passive positions. But there was also something called an active defense that uses provocation. This was the method Zhao Hai thought of to deal with the Great Strength Sect. He would first deal with the group sent by the Great Strength Sect to attack the Black Tiger Gang. This would make the Great Strength Sect feel pain. If the Great Strength Sect didn’t learn their lesson, then they would certainly send another group to attack. As long as they keep sending troops, Zhao Hai would deal with them all. Zhao Hai wanted to see how many people the Great Strength Sect could afford to send.
More importantly, the Myriad Demons Sect wouldn’t be able to find any excuse to meddle. This was because this was a defensive action of the Black Tiger Gang. They were just dealing with the invaders in their territory. If the Myriad Demon Sects inserts themselves, then they would be in the wrong. When the time comes, the entire Northern Divergent Province would put pressure on the Myriad Demons Sect.
The Myriad Demons Sect was the king of the Northern Divergent Province for a long time. However, they had been unable to completely control the sects under them. This meant that these smaller sects had always been wary of the Myriad Demons Sect. If the Myriad Demons Sect meddles in the Black Tiger Gang’s affairs, the other sects would definitely have a reaction. When the time comes, the Myriad Demons Sect would be isolated in the province.
For this reason, the Myriad Demons Sect couldn’t just invade the Black Tiger Gang without reason. They were afraid that they would be isolated. If that happens, then they would be greatly affected. They have no enmity with the Black Tiger Gang, and yet they would offend the entire Northern Divergent Provinces. It was not a cost-effective move.
Zhao Hai destroyed the Wandering Soul Group and then attacked the Iron Blade Sect, Withered Vine Sect, and the Heavy Sand Sect in order to demonstrate the Black Tiger Gang’s strength. This was also within the tolerable range of the Myriad Demon Sect.
But if Zhao Hai eliminated the Great Strength Sect, then the Myriad Demons Sect would definitely act. Therefore, Zhao Hai had to think about a roundabout way to take action.
Upon finally deciding what to do, Zhao Hai immediately controlled the Hell King’s Ship to fly at full power. Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Little Hai, what happened? You look happy.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I am. If the Great Strength Sect decided to not give us face, I have a way to deal with them.”
Zhang Feng asked, “Deal with them? We cannot just command Brother Tie Ying and the others to attack the Great Strength Sect. What’s your plan?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “This time, we’re going to change our approach. We’re no longer attacking the Great Strength Sect. We’ll turn around and capture all of the cultivators sent by the Great Strength Sect to attack the Black Tiger Gang. We can’t let them return to their sect. As for the other sects, let’s give them a lesson but we shouldn’t be too ruthless.
As the two spoke, a jade sword message flew in and stopped in front of Zhang Feng. Upon receiving the jade sword message and reading its contents, Zhang Feng revealed a happy expression as he said, “Little Hai, the Iron Blade Sect and the Heavy Sand Sect have retreated. The only armies that remained are those from the Withered Vine Sect and the Great Strength Sect.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Soon, they will think that it’s too late to retreat. After a day or two, the Withered Vine Sect’s army would have to retreat. If they don’t retreat, then I’m afraid they will declare a full-on war against us.”
Zhang Feng was surprised, he asked, “What do you mean? Does it have something to do with the sky reaching vines?”
Zhao Hai gave a smile as he said, “Right, the sky reaching vines. I heard that once the vines die, their remains could be used by the Withered Vine Sect to create a special pill. The income of the Withered Vine Sect would increase because all of their sky reaching vines would die.”
Zhang Feng shook his head and said, “Even if they all die, they can still transplant some from the Myriad Demons Sect. The sky reaching vine is the lifeblood of the Withered Vine Sect. They will not give up on it.”
Zhao Hai sneered and said, “You underestimate my potion. When I made it, I made sure that its effects would last three years. Even if they transplant more vines into the valley, they would not be able to survive.”
Zhang Feng’s eyes shone, “Three years? Then that’s enough time. I’m afraid three years later, the Withered Vine Sect would have no time to plant the vines. Without the protection of the sky reaching vines, the Withered Vine Sect would not be able to stop the Heavenly Demons.”
Zhao Hai nodded. At this time, a mountain appeared in front of them. What surprised Zhao Hai was that the mountain seemed to be given life by someone. The two sides of the mountain were carved into two muscular arms. Then where the head was supposed to be was a gigantic palace.
This was the biggest stone palace that Zhao Hai had seen. The palace was several hundred meters high. But Zhao Hai was certain that the mountain wasn’t completely solid. In other words, the mountain had a huge space inside.
There were 18 pillars in front of the palace. From afar, the palace looked like a head that was wearing a headpiece with a visor.
Zhang Feng looked at the stone palace and said, “The Great Strength Palace. According to legend, it was started by the first generation sect master of the Great Strength Sect. It’s a symbolic building for the sect. At the same time, through building the palace, low-level cultivators of the sect could exercise.”
Zhao Hai looked at Zhang Feng. Seeing Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng smiled faintly and said, “The Great Strength Sect is a purely body cultivation sect. Their standards on their disciple’s body are very high. Constructing the Great Strength Palace required carrying heavy stones. Mining the mountain also required great strength. The first sect master of the Great Strength Sect plans to use it to increase the bodily strength of the sect’s disciples.”
Zhao Hai nodded. To be honest, the method of the Great Strength Sect was very good. They could train their disciples while also leaving behind a symbolic building for the sect. The palace could increase the disciples’ attachment to the sect.