Chapter 1784 – Entering The Great Strength Sect
At this time, a large artifact flew out of the Great Strength Palace to welcome Zhao Hai’s Hell King’s Ship.
Zhao Hai immediately stopped the Hell King’s Ship. Since he was planning to act with courtesy first, he would have to be polite to the other side.
Before long, the large artifact stopped in front of Zhao Hai. The large artifact was quite special. It had four wheels and a conical body that was suspended by chains. It looked like an ancient siege equipment, the battering ram.
Zhang Feng looked at the large artifact and said, “This is the large artifact of the Great Strength Sect, the Great Strength Battering Ram. It looks unwieldy but its very strong. Moreover, the conical part could separate and become a projectile.”
Zhao Hai nodded. At this time, the door of the great strength battering ram opened as four people walked out.
Seeing the figures of these people, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. This was because they looked very strong. Each of them were three meters tall and were very muscular. They looked like avatars of strength.
They were bald and their body shone with bronze-like radiance. they didn’t wear normal cultivator robes but instead a vest. They also wore sturdy leather boots.
The four people from the Great Strength Sect flew towards the Hell King’s Ship. Then they looked at Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng before saying, “Who are you? What’s your purpose in coming to our Great Strength Sect?”
Zhang Feng knew that these people were feigning ignorance. They knew very well why Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng were here. Zhang Feng couldn’t help but look at Zhao Hai. He discovered that Zhao Hai’s temperament has changed once more. He returned to his mild-mannered state.
Zhao Hai cupped his fist and said, “I am Zhao Hai from the Black Tiger Gang. This is my Senior Brother Zhang Feng. We’re here to seek an audience with the Great Strength Sect’s sect master on behalf of the Black Tiger Gang. I hope you can accommodate our request.”
The four people from the Great Strength Sect didn’t expect Zhao Hai to be so polite. They couldn’t help but stare for a moment. Then they looked at each other before one of them said, “You two, please wait a moment. We’re going to ask for instructions from the sect master.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Naturally.”
The four people cupped their fists towards Zhao Hai before leaving. Once the four returned to the great strength battering ram, Zhang Feng turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, did you see their strength?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Of course. Haha. They’re at the core formation stage. This sect is interesting.”
Zhang Feng sneered and said, “It’s clear that they know who we are. But they only sent four core formation cultivators to meet us. They aren’t giving us face.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s fine. Let’s see how they proceed from here on. However, problems might arise since we’ve been out for so long. Now, the Heavy Sand Sect and the Iron Blade Sect have retreated, leaving the Withered Vine Sect and the Great Strength Sect. It’s impossible for the two to do anything to the Black Tiger Gang, so we don’t have to worry. We’re now waiting for the response of the Withered Vine Sect. Let’s see if they retreat or wage war against us. If they don’t retreat, then we’ll clean them up. If they retreat, then the Great Strength Sect would be left.”
Zhang Feng thought about what Zhao Hai said and nodded. The Iron Blade Sect and the Heavy Sand Sect have retreated. With two sects left, the Black Tiger Gang no longer needs to worry about defending. Moreover, in a few days, the sky reaching vines of the Withered Vine Sect would die. Only then would they know the response of the Withered Vine Sect.
Before long, the four cultivators of the Great Strength Sect flew out of the great strength battering ram. Then they cupped their fists to Zhao Hai, saying, “The Gang Master has invited Mister Zhao Hai and Mister Zhang Feng. Please come with us. However, you cannot bring your large artifact.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright”. Then he waved his hand and received the Hell King’s Ship. The four cultivators didn’t expect Zhao Hai to comply. They stared for a moment but didn’t say anything. Since the other party willingly received their large artifact, there was no longer any need to block them.
The four cultivators turned around and invited Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng to follow them. Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng also moved and entered the great strength battering ram.
The inside of the great strength battering ram was made entirely out of metal. Moreover, the space wasn’t small.
The four cultivators of the great strength sect didn’t intend to lead Zhao Hai around the ship. They directly led the two to the guest room and asked them to sit down.
After Zhao Hai and Zhang Fent sat down, the four cultivators stood in the room to accompany them. Actually, they weren’t accompanying them but monitoring them instead. But Zhao Hai didn’t care, he turned to Zhang Feng and said, “Senior Brother, you said that the Iron Blade Sect and the Heavy Sand Sect had retreated?”
Upon hearing Zhao Hia, Zhang Feng immediately knew where he was heading towards. So he smiled faintly and said, “Naturally, they retreated as quickly as they attacked. They’re currently heading towards their sects. Of the five sects that attacked, only two remain.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “The five armies are no more than tools of other people. If they can use this method to deal with us today, they could surely use it to deal with other people. Our Black Tiger Gang destroyed the Roaring Flame Sect because of a prior grudge. Now that the Roaring Flame Sect has been destroyed, the territory they left behind caused the Black Tiger Gang to become stronger. Some people can’t agree to this. They don’t want their position in the Northern Divergent Province to be touched. If we lost, those who swallow our territory would certainly increase in strength. Then it would be their turn to be unfortunate.”
The people from the Great Strength Sect knew very well what Zhao Hai was talking about. At first, they were disdainful towards what Zhao Hai said. But at the end, they couldn’t help but listen, this was because Zhao Hai was right.
This time, the actions of the five sects had the traces of the Myriad Demons Sect behind it. This was almost an open secret in the Northern Divergent Province. Does the Black Tiger Gang have any enmity with the Myriad Demons Sect? No. The Black Tiger Gang doesn’t have the guts to offend the Myriad Demons Sect. The Myriad Demons Sect targeted the Black Tiger Gang simply because they gained the territory of the Roaring Flame Sect.
To be honest, no sect disliked expansion. Moreover, the Black Tiger Gang was able to expand with their own strength. There was nothing wrong with what the Black Tiger Gang did. However, the Myriad Demons Sect didn’t want to see the strength of the Black Tiger Gang increasing. Therefore, they resorted to this method of having five sects attack the Black Tiger Gang.
But if the five sects succeed in eliminating the Black Tiger Gang, then they would be able to divide their conquered territory. Soon after, their strengths would certainly increase. Additionally, the five sects have already become four since the Black Tiger Gang already wiped out the Wandering Soul Group. If the Black Tiger Gang was gone, then the four sects would be able to gain a lot of resources and territory. After all, the territory they would gain includes the territory of the Black Tiger Gang, the Roaring Flame Sect, and also the Wandering Soul Group.
Dividing this territory would mean that the four sects would gain a huge land. This would cause their development to increase and their strength would follow after.
However, would the Myriad Demons Sect just allow these four sects to enjoy the banquet? It was already certain that the four sects would be suppressed by the Myriad Demons Sect. And when the time comes, they might suffer the same fate as the Black Tiger Gang.
Although the Great Strength Sect wasn’t a top-grade sect, that doesn’t mean that they are stupid. In fact, there were no stupid cultivators. Moreover, cultivators would only need a brain to understand Zhao Hai’s words and understand that he was correct.
Zhao Hai looked at the four cultivators and knew that they would relay his words to the sect master. He intentionally said those words out loud so that they could hear it. Then he added, “The Iron Blade Sect and the Heavy Sand Group have been repelled. Their strength has also suffered losses. However, their losses are far less compared to the Withered Vine Sect. After a couple of days, I believe the Withered Vine Sect would feel the pain.”
Zhang Feng laughed and said, “You’ve dug the roots of the Withered Vine Sect. Those sky reaching vines are the sect’s most valuable treasures. Once all those vines die off, the Withered Vine Sect wouldn’t forgive you.”
Zhao Hai coldly snorted and said, “Won’t forgive me? So what if they won’t forgive me? In the Great World of Cultivation, strength is everything. With the sky reaching vines dead, the Withered Vine Sect would have no defenses. Don’t forget, all sects have enemies. As long as the death of the sky reaching vines are made known, we don’t even need to make a move. Someone would certainly take action. Let’s see how the Withered Vine Sect plans to move against me. They would be too busy defending themselves.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, the cultivators of the Great Strength Sect couldn’t help but stare. They looked at Zhao Hai in disbelief. The Withered Vine Sect is famous in the Northern Divergent Province because of their sky reaching vines. Now, Zhao Hai was talking about killing the sky reaching vines. No wonder they were in disbelief.
They were aware how many people tried to kill the sky reaching vines. It must be known that although the vines were picky about their environment, their vitality wasn’t low. The vines weren’t afraid of water and fire. It wasn’t easy to kill.
One of the Great Strength Sect’s cultivators couldn’t help but ask, “Mister, are you saying the truth? Did you really manage to kill the sky reaching vines of the Withered Vine Sect?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Wait two days and information will come. I can guarantee that the Withered Vine Valley wouldn’t have any living sky reaching vines.
The cultivators of the Great Strength Sect looked at each other and saw the astonishment in their eyes. If what Zhao Hai said was right, then they would have to recalculate their estimation of Zhao Hai’s strength.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about the cultivators of the Great Strength Sect. He looked at Zhang Feng and said, “If the Withered Vine Sect discover that we’re responsible for the death of the sky reaching vines, its possible that they would go all out against us. However, we already sent a reminder to the gang. I believe the Withered Vine Sect wouldn’t be able to do anything. They’re fangless tigers, we don’t have to be afraid of them.”
Zhang Feng nodded and said, “The Withered Vine Sect isn’t anything special in the beginning. They are no more than dogs of the Myriad Demons Sect. They had been at ease all this time. It was just about time for them to learn a lesson.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and no longer spoke. He knew that these words were empty and didn’t have meaning. But these words were just enough for the Great Strength Sect to think about their own situation.
Before long, the great strength battering ram entered the great strength palace. Upon landing inside the palace, the four cultivators from the great strength sect invited Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng down. Then one of them said, “Misters, please follow me. The sect master is currently busy, so you’ll have to wait for a while.”
Zhao Hai smiled as he nodded and said, “Alright. The sect master is so busy but he still complied to meet us. I am grateful. Please express my thanks.” After that, Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng followed behind the great strength sect cultivator. They were heading towards a cave residence on the side of the mountain.
After they arrived at the cave residence, one of the cultivators would remain. Then one of them said, “They will be waiting outside. If misters have anything you need, just call them.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “We’ve troubled you.” The cultivator cupped his fist before giving the person outside a glance. Looking at the person’s departing back, Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he turned to Zhang Feng and said, “Now we’ll see what path the Great Strength Sect chooses.”
Zhang Feng replied, “Let’s hope that they’re not blind.” Amidst his smile, Zhao Hai’s eyes flashed a cold light. Naturally, he thought the same as Zhang Feng, but he had more in his mind. He definitely won’t forgive the sects who attacked the Black Tiger Gang. But this wasn’t the time for him to collect debts.
As Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng rested, the three cultivators of the Great Strength Sect entered deeper into the Great Strength Palace.
The place where Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng were was no more than the backroom of the Great Strength Palace. They wouldn’t know what happens inside the palace because the walls were covered with a layer of material that isolates spiritual force. Even an immortal expert couldn’t scan through it.
If Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng could see inside the palace, they would no doubt be shocked. The inside of the palace was a huge space. In the middle of the palace was a huge statue. The statue had a golden head. There were hammers in each of the statue’s hands and it had an enraged expression.
In front of the statue was a person who was 2.5 meters tall. However, unlike the rest of the Great Strength Sect disciples, the man was very thin to the point where his skin had stuck to his bones. He looked ghastly.