Chapter 1786 – Opening The Gate
In Tie Zhantian’s study room were all of the high-level and influential members of the Black Tiger Gang. These people were here for one thing, and that was the security of the Wandering Soul Group’s domain.
The Black Tiger Gang was certain that they didn’t have the ability to take control over the Wandering Soul Group’s territory. What should they do? Leave it behind? That would be a pity.
Tie Zhantian had a bitter smile on his face as he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, this is your fault. What should we do?”
The people present laughed. They knew that Tie Zhantian was cracking a joke, so they didn’t take it too seriously. They just look towards Zhao Hai with a smile. They wanted to know the thoughts of the Black Tiger Gang’s miracle kid.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Gang Leader, I think we shouldn’t give up on the Wandering Soul Group’s territory. We can build a base there. When the Heavenly Demons invade, we’ll have two horns to use against them. We would be more secure.”
Tie Zhantian nodded and said, “That would be a good idea if we didn’t lack people. If we take people away from the headquarters and the Inferno Valley, we would be stretched extremely thin. Which would be even more dangerous.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Gang Leader, you forgot. Our Black Tiger Gang can open our gates to the outside.”
Opening a gate wasn’t only possible for top core disciples, sects could do it as well. When a sect opens its gates, they would be targeting the nearby cities to invite rogue cultivators to join the sect. Then the sect would slowly cultivate them and make them into disciples of the sect. Rogue cultivators appreciate sects that opened their gates to them.
Rogue cultivators longed to join a sect. This was because the majority of the realm’s resources were controlled by the sects. It was only up to chance for a cultivator to get powerful cultivation methods or useful materials. A lot of rogue cultivators remain as low-level cultivators their entire lives. And some of them would die searching for fortuitous encounters.
And in the Great World of Cultivation, there was a commodity that attracted rogue cultivators the most. And this commodity was faith power.
Faith power was gained through praying disciples. It was impossible for rogue cultivators to obtain enough faith power. Although praying disciples were sold in the Great World of Cultivation, the price they were sold at would make any rogue cultivators poor.
Without enough faith power, it was very difficult for a rogue cultivator to become a powerful expert. A lot of rogue cultivators wouldn’t acquire faith power in their entire lives. Because they couldn’t obtain faith power, rogue cultivators couldn’t condense dao avatars. And because they don’t have dao avatars, they would lose immediately if they fought against a sect disciple.
Sects provide their inner disciples with a constant source of faith power. Rogue cultivators have always been envious of this. So whichever sect opened their gates, rogue cultivators would immediately flood in.
Naturally, sects rarely opened their gates. If there were any openings, then it would be from small sects looking to supplement their strength with new blood. Although small sects were known to have a hard time providing resources to their disciples, rogue cultivators would still flood in whenever one opened its gates.
Sects like the Black Tiger Gang have no need to open their gates in order to get disciples. Almost all of the disciples of the sect came from their internal population. There simply was no need for the sect to recruit from outside. Because of this, the fact that they could open their gates evaded Tie Zhantian’s mind.
Hearing Zhao Hai, Tie Zhantian and the others couldn’t help but stare. Then Tie Zhantian patted his head as he laughed and said, “Open the gates, of course we can open our gates. I forgot about that. Hahaha. Little Hai, good idea!”
What the Black Tiger Gang didn’t lack at this time was resources. They had already gotten rid of useless materials and exchanged them for useful things. They also gained the Roaring Flame Sect and the Wandering Soul Group’s resources that were accumulated over several years. The Black Tiger Gang was rich in resources, what they lacked were people to use it.
As for faith power, the Black Tiger Gang has no lack of it. The supplies of the Roaring Flame Sect and the Wandering Soul Group were also acquired. Moreover, there were still the praying disciples of the two sects. Therefore, the sect had a lot of cultivation resources.
It can be said that the Black Tiger Gang has all the reasons to open their gates. As long as they open their gates, their strength would immediately skyrocket.
Everyone who heard Zhao Hai’s proposal immediately knew that it was the right action. Seeing everyone’s expressions, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Gang Leader, we have all the conditions to open our gates. We can recruit disciples and train them over the year. This way, when the Heavenly Demons invade, we would have enough manpower to resist.”
Tie Zhantian nodded and said, “Right. Once we take in new disciples, our strength would increase. Alright, release information that the Black Tiger Gang is planning to open its gates. Ten days later, we would select disciples to enter the Sect. We’re going to accept 50 thousand disciples.”
Those present nodded. Fifty thousand disciples wasn’t a small number. Even powerful sects wouldn’t have the resources to accept 50 thousand disciples at the same time. This time, the Black Tiger Gang would shake the Great World of Cultivation once more.
And as expected, the announcement caused a stir in the Great World of Cultivation. In an instant, more than 50 thousand rogue cultivators began to go to major cities to enter the recruitment. Everyone knew that the expansion of the Black Tiger Gang was inevitable.
In the Great World of Cultivation, there was an unwritten rule where a gate opening could not be prevented by other sects. Even the nine super sects would abide by this rule. This way, small sects would be able to survive.
The Myriad Demons Sect wouldn’t be able to stop the Black Tiger Gang’s recruitment. If the Myriad Demons Sect decides to make a move, smaller sects would become wary. When the time comes, everyone would side with the Black Tiger Gang.
Tie Zhantian looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you should participate in the recruitment. You and Little Feng would go to Bright Yang City. Right, I’ll have to ask you to create another base in the Wandering Soul Group’s territory. Otherwise, once we get the disciples, they would have no place to live.”
Zhao Hai complied and said, “Alright. However, I have seen the Wandering Soul Group’s territory. We cannot build a large base there. It’s unlike the Inferno Valley were there’s a source of energy. There’s a large amount of yin energy in the Exhausted Sun Valley. If we use the yin qi, we would only be able to build a base enough for 100 thousand people. Anything bigger than that would compromise the defenses of the base.”
Tie Zhantian nodded and said, “A base for 100 thousand people is enough. Have you selected the location of the base?”
Zhao Hai replied, “I was thinking about the Exhausted Sun Valley itself. It’s not suitable for normal cultivators to cultivate there because of the thick yin energy. However, once the base is built and the formations are set up, the yin energy wouldn’t be as heavy. Ordinary cultivators would be able to stay there.”
Tie Zhantian nodded and said, “Alright. Then I’ll hand this to you. However, don’t forget that you need to go to Bright Yang City and recruit people along with Little Feng. It’s fine if you don’t get a lot of people, 500 is enough. It would be good if you get some with good potential.” Zhao Hai nodded. After that, Tie Zhantian discussed more details about the gate opening. Once the discussions were over, everyone retreated. Only Hu Liangchen and Tie Zhantian remained.
Seeing that everyone had left, Tie Zhantian looked at Hu Liangchen and said, “Old Hu, what do you think about Little Hai?”
Hu Lianchen looked at Tie Zhantian and then smiled faintly as he said, “Gang Leader, are you considering Zhao Hai as your successor? Isn’t it too early?”
Tie Zhantian didn’t hide his thoughts from Hu Liangchen. He sighed and said, “I can’t help but think about it. Little Hai said that the Supreme Elder is in seclusion and couldn’t come out. Hearing that, I knew that the Supreme Elder isn’t doing very well. I’m afraid that the time would come where the sect doesn’t have a supreme expert. I’m thinking about letting go of my position so that I could focus on tackling the immortal stage.”
Hu Liangchen knew that Tie Zhantian had the strength and talent to reach the immortal stage. But since Tie Zhantian has been busy managing the sect’s matters, he wasn’t able to focus on his cultivation. With the incoming invasion of the Heavenly Demons, it would be good if Tie Zhantian manages to reach the Immortal Stage.
Thinking of this Hu Liangchen nodded and said, “You should tackle the immortal stage. However, having Little Hai take over control over the Black Tiger wouldn’t be easy. Little Hai is strong, but it seems like he doesn’t have the patience to handle management tasks. Additionally, with how strong Little Hai is, he might be able to attack the immortal stage soon. If you hand the sect over to him, then it might delay his cultivation.”
Tie Zhantian gave a serious nod as he said, “I haven’t thought about that. Now that I think of it, if Little Hai can cultivate in peace, then he might reach the peak of the transcending tribulation stage. If he does, his strength would be a great benefit to the Black Tiger Gang. But who should I hand the Black Tiger Gang to?”
Hu Liangchen knit his brows and said, “Why don’t you hand it over to Little Feng? Although his strength is also good, he wouldn’t attack the immortal stage for some time. Moreover, Little Feng’s management abilities are very good. His reputation in the sect is quite good as well. I reckon it wouldn’t be a problem for him to manage the Black Tiger Gang.”