Chapter 1793 – Five Brothers
Before long, 800 disciples had exited the cave. However, Zhao Hai and the others didn’t leave. They waited outside until all of the cultivators came out of the Nine Revolutions Sect.
Seven days passed and people were no longer coming out of the Nine Revolutions Cave. Zhao Hai calculated that there were about 130 thousand cultivators who survived the trial. This means that 20-30 thousand people died in the cave.
Seeing that there were already 800 people before them, those who came out of the cave didn’t cause any trouble. This might be because they were already expecting it.
Zhao Hai looked at the cultivators who were leaving. Then he cupped his fist and said, “Everyone, this time our Black Tiger Gang could only accept 800 people. There’s nothing I can do about it. However, please keep your identity tokens. Later, if my Black Tiger Gang opens its gates once more, we will look for you first. And if you have any difficulties, you can present your tokens to the Black Tiger Gang. As long as we can help, our Black Tiger Gang will give you face.” After he said that, Zhao Hai waved his hand and bathed the cultivators with white light. Then they discovered that their wounds had been healed.
After healing everyone’s wounds, Zhao Hai added, “Remember, don’t lose the jade tokens. In the future, if you no longer meet the requirements of the sect but you have talented descendants, you can pass the jade token to them and we will give priority to their application.”
Zhao Hai’s words caused the cultivators to explode in excitement. They didn’t expect to get something good despite failing. Some of these cultivators were in clans who were rogue cultivators for several generations. Despite this, none of them were able to enter a sect. Even small sects wouldn’t glance at them.
Zhao Hai’s words caused the value of the jade tokens to change. If these rogue cultivators have descendants that were talented, then they would be able to enter the Black Tiger Gang.
In an instant, the rogue cultivators felt intimacy towards the Black Tiger Gang. Moreover, they treated the jade tokens as a family heirloom. This jade token was the key to their bright future, and the future of their clans.
Zhao Hai looked at the rogue cultivators and said, “Because we cannot accept too many people, allow me to express my apologies. Please go back to your homes. If you experience any troubles, go to the Wandering Soul Group’s territory and show the jade token. Tell them that you’re looking for me. I will definitely offer my help. Alright, this Zhao Hai will be leaving first.”
After he said that, Zhao Hai cupped his fist towards the cultivators. When the rogue cultivators saw Zhao Hai’s action, they immediately felt a warm current flowing through their hearts. It must be said that rogue cultivators were the most ignored people in the Great World of Cultivation. None of the sects looked at them. Even serving disciples of sects have a higher status than them. Sometimes, they would kill sect disciples and rob their belongings, but this wouldn’t increase their status in any way. Outer disciples and serving disciples held their noses high when talking with rogue cultivators. Nobody was polite to them.
If it were other sects, they would have long left after acquiring their disciples. They also wouldn’t promise to help them in the future. Before this, no sect disciple ever said such a thing.
Moreover, what was Zhao Hai’s status? He was a top disciple of the Black Tiger Gang. He was even able to fight against the almighty immortal experts, gaining him the nickname of ‘Demon Blade’. His fame resounded in the entire Northern Divergent Province. But now, Zhao Hai was being polite to the rogue cultivators. He even went as far as cupping his fist towards them. This caused the rogue cultivators to feel like they had drunk hot soup on a snowy winter night.
Most importantly, Zhao Hai said that if they were to come into trouble, then they would use his name to ask for help. This flattered every rogue cultivator present.
Although some of them thought that it was impossible for Zhao Hai himself to provide help, Zhao Hai using his own name was already giving them face. People from the other sects wouldn’t dare say such things. So seeing Zhao Hai cupping his fist and giving them a salute, the rogue cultivators returned the salute and said, “Farewell, Mister!”
Zhao Hai gave them all a nod before he controlled the Hell King’s Ship to fly towards Bright Yang City. The rogue cultivators kept their salute until Zhao Hai was no longer in sight. This showed how moved they were.
As they were leaving, Zhang Feng went to Zhao Hai’s side and then asked, “Little Hai, what are you planning? I’m a bit confused.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “First Senior Brother, don’t forget that a great tribulation will come in a year’s time. These rogue cultivators have no backing. When the realm goes into chaos, they would certainly look for a place to hide or a group to join. Who do they depend on? Now, with their jade tokens, the first they would think about would be the Black Tiger Gang. This would allow the sect to recruit more people while circumventing our situation with the Myriad Demons Sect. There are more than 100 thousand rogue cultivators. And how many of them have families? Hahaha. When the time comes, the power of those rogue cultivators couldn’t be ignored.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng nodded in understanding. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Alright. That’s a good plan. In the future, the Black Tiger Gang would no longer be short of manpower.”
Zhao Hai chuckled, “That’s right. Haha. The Myriad Demons Sect can’t do this, but we can. When the Heavenly Demons arrive, those people would think of the Black Tiger Gang. This is an unexpected advantage.”
At this time, the Hell King’s Ship arrived at Bright Yang City’s large artifact transmission formation that was located outside the city. Now that their affairs in Bright Yang City were over, it was time to return to the Black Tiger Gang. The Black Tiger Gang was now preparing for the war with all its strength. The sect was very busy. Additionally, Zhao Hai and Zhang Feng were in charge of certain tasks in the sect. So the sooner they return, the better.
Upon arriving at the transmission formation for large artifacts, there was a large group of people. Zhao Hai frowned, he had an ominous feeling. He turned to Lu Li and said, “Lu Li, go and see what’s going on. Find out why there are so many people here.”
Lu Li complied, then he moved out. Before long, Lu Li arrived with an ugly expression as he reported, “Senior Brother, they said they don’t know. Three days ago, the transmission formations couldn’t be used. All of the transmission formations for large artifacts aren’t functional. People have been asking why but there was no news at present.”
Hearing Lu Li, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but frown. He looked at Lu Li and said, “Cannot be used? What a coincidence.”
Zhang Feng turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you mean?”
Zhao Hai coldly snorted and said, “It’s obviously for us. While we’re doing the trial, several people were paying attention to us. I didn’t care at first because those guys didn’t do anything. But now, it seems like this is their move.”
Zhang Feng stared, he frowned and said, “The Myriad Demons Sect?”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he smiled and said, “Senior Brother, open the transmission formation of the ship and send everyone back to the sect. I’ll stay behind. I want to see how the Myriad Demons Sect plans to deal with me.”
Zhang Feng didn’t say anything upon hearing Zhao Hai. He knew Zhao Hai’s ability, so he nodded and said, “Alright, be careful.”
After going inside, Zhang Feng looked at Lu Li and said, “Lu Li, today I’ll let you know the biggest secret of our Black Tiger Gang’s large artifacts.”
Lu Li already had clues from what he heard. So with a look of excitement, he said, “Could our large artifacts use transmission formations?”
Zhang Feng smiled faintly and said, “Correct. Our large artifacts can be equipped with transmission formations. This is a product of Little Hai’s research. Now all of the sect’s large artifacts have transmission formations inside them. With this, we can go back to the sect and to other large artifacts as often as we want. Alright, organize everyone. We’ll send you all to the Black Tiger Gang first.” Lu Li nodded and then left with an excited expression on his face.
Zhang Feng just looked at Lu Li with a smile on his face. He walked to the lounge area and waited for Lu Li and the others to arrive. This was where the transmission formation was located.
After a while, the newly-joined disciples were brought to the lounge by Lu Li in batches. Zhang Feng sent them all away using the transmission formation. He also sent Lu Li and the other disciples back. He was the only one that remained.
When he went back to the deck of the Hell King’s Ship, Zhao Hai was looking at him with a smile on his face. Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and nodded, “I’ll stay here with you.”
Zhao Hai patted Zhang Feng on the shoulder and said, “Alright, we’ll both see who the Myriad Demons Sect would send this time.” After he said that, Zhao Hai controlled the Hell King’s Ship to go forward. Zhao Hai carefully paid attention to the surroundings.
The ship continued to fly for one hour. Then after they passed through a mountainous region, a massive sword qi suddenly cut towards the Hell King’s Ship.
The sword qi was ten meters long with a body that was golden-yellow. Although it looked like an ordinary sword qi, its aura was extraordinary. It was also very fast. If Zhao Hai wasn’t alert, then he wouldn’t have been able to avoid it.
After evading the sword qi, Zhao Hai stopped and stood on the ship’s bow before shouting, “Who is it!? Come out. Reveal yourself. To dare attack the Black Tiger Gang, it seems like you don’t want to live anymore.”
Zhao Hai’s current reaction looked as if he wasn’t waiting for an attack. He just wanted to fool these people into revealing themselves.
“Hahaha. Demon Blade Zhao Hai. You’re quite famous. But from what I can see, you’re mediocre.” Along with the laugh, several people appeared. There were five people all wearing green robes. They all had one big eye and two smaller eyes, they looked comical.
However, after seeing these five people, Zhao Hai’s eyes narrowed. This was because these five weren’t weak. Every single one of them were at the Immortal Stage. Five immortal experts!
Five immortal experts weren’t cabbages. Zhao Hai suddenly realized that he has underestimated the strength of the Myriad Demons Sect. Being able to send five immortal experts meant that they were much stronger than what Zhao Hai imagined.
Although thoughts were running through Zhao Hai’s mind, he still said, “I have seen the Seniors. May I know why all of you are here? I don’t recall offending any of you before.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, the five immortal experts laughed. Then one of them said, “You didn’t offend us, but you offended our people. Therefore, we brothers were sent to deal with you. Kid, you really have bad luck. You should remember that there are people that you cannot offend.”
Zhao Hai looked at the five immortal experts and said, “I don’t know who I offended. Can you enlighten me?”
The five immortal experts weren’t stupid. One of them said, “Kid, you’re too naive. Do you really think we’ll allow you to go away? You shouldn’t be too reliant on having a spatial ability.” After he said that, five huge flags of varying colors flew out. Zhao Hai suddenly felt the energy fluctuations around him. The surrounding space seems to be frozen.
Zhao Hai now knew why these five people were so confident. They actually carried a formation that could freeze the surrounding space. It seems like they prepared well for this attack. However, what these five people didn’t know was that Zhao Hai’s ability was different compared to others. Other people might get trapped in this formation, but Zhao Hai would not.
However, Zhao Hai had no intentions of using the Space to hide nor bring Zhang Feng back to the Black Tiger Gang. What he needed this time was manpower. And these five immortal experts just suited his needs. If turned these five into Undead, then his overall strength would increase. To Zhao Hai, this encounter was pure benefit with no downsides.
Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and then planned to release his dao avatar to meet the five immortal experts. But just as he was about to move, he was suddenly made aware that he couldn’t get involved.