Chapter 1799 – Metal Element Ability
Hearing his younger brother, Liu Wenqiang immediately answered, “Wenyi, I’m here. Don’t be afraid.” Then he bowed towards Zhao Hai before running towards his room.
At this time, Hao Ye and the others went over and gave Zhao Hai a nod before going to the room. As they went to the room, they also looked at Zhao Hai with curiosity. They wanted to know who Zhao Hai was.
Zhao Hai didn’t mind them but he didn’t crowd around the room. He continued to stand in the courtyard. He knew that Liu Wenqiang was currently speaking with his younger brother.
Before long, Liu Wenqiang brought Liu Wenyi out of the room. Looking at Liu Wenyi’s body, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but shake his head. Liu Wenyi was very thin and clearly malnourished. However, his eyes were bright, clearly indicating talent. Although he was 15 years old, he had the height of a 12 or 13 year old child.
Liu Wenyang pulled Liu Wenyi over before the two knelt down and knocked their heads three times towards Zhao Hai. Then Liu Wenqiang said, “Mister, thank you for saving Little Yi. We brothers won’t forget your benevolence. This Wenqiang will also thank you for receiving Wenyi into your sect.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “There’s no need to be polite. Get up quickly. I also saw Wenyi’s ability and I believe that it would awaken soon. Alright, Wenqiang, I have a lot to do and I can’t stay here for long. I’ll be taking Little Yi with me first, but you can visit him at any time. I could bring you with me right now, but remember what I told you. One year. In one year, come look for me. And bring as many people as you can.”
Liu Wenqiang immediately understood what Zhao Hai meant. Although he didn’t know what would happen in one year, it shouldn’t be something trivial given how much Zhao Hai mentioned it. And by listening to Zhao Hai’s tone, this event might threaten their lives. Liu Wenqiang quickly nodded and said, “Rest assured, Mister. I know what to do.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he looked at Liu Wenyi as he smiled and said, “You’re called Liu Wenyi? Do you want to take revenge for your parents? Do you want your Elder Brother to enjoy a better life?”
Liu Wenyi knew that Zhao Hai was the person who saved his life. Although he was young, his virtues were far more mature for his age due to his living condition. Therefore, upon hearing Zhao Hai, he nodded and said, “Mister, I want to take revenge. I want my brother to live a better life.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “If you do, then follow me.”
Liu Wenyi turned towards Liu Wenqiang. There was a trace of reluctance in Liu Wenqiang’s eyes, but it was soon replaced with relief as he looked at Liu Wenyi and said, “Wenyi, go with Mister. I’ll visit you when I have time.”
Liu Wenyi nodded. Then he went to Zhao Hai’s side as he cupped his fist and said, “Mister, thank you for giving me a chance.”
Zhao Hai patted the kid’s head and said, “Alright, there’s no need to be too polite. In the future, you two brothers will reunite. But right now, I need your big brother for something.”
Liu Wenyi was sensible, so he nodded and didn’t say anything. Zhao Hai looked at Liu Wenqiang and threw a spatial bag over before saying, “The spirit stones inside should be enough for you to use for one year. There’s also an artifact inside. Don’t forget, one year later.” After he said that, Zhao Hai flew away bringing Liu Wenyi with him. Before long, the two vanished from sight.
When Zhao Hai left, Hao Ye immediately went to Liu Wenqiang and asked, “Wenqiang, who was that? Where is he bringing Little Yi?”
Liu Wenqiang didn’t tell Hao Ye and the others that he was going to the Black Tiger Gang to ask for help. This was because he knew that Hao Ye and the others would definitely stop him. Therefore, Hao Ye and the others had no idea who Zhao Hai was.
Upon hearing Hao Ye, Liu Wenqiang couldn’t help but smile. He looked at everyone and said, “Master Hao, let’s go inside first.” Then he went inside the room. Hao Ye and the others also weren’t polite and followed behind Liu Wenqiang.
After inviting everyone to sit down, Liu Wenqiang said, “Master Hao, that person is the Black Tiger Gang’s Demon Blade Zhao Hai. I went to the Black Tiger Gang to ask him for help using the jade token he gave back then. I didn’t expect Mister to come here personally.”
Hao Ye and the others had just sat down. But after hearing Liu Wenqiang, they immediately stood up in shock. Hao Ye looked at Liu Wenqiang and said, “Did you just say that person was Mister Zhao Hai? Demon Blade Zhao Hai? The Black Tiger Gang’s Zhao Hai?”
Liu Wenqiang nodded, “Correct. That was the Black Tiger Gang’s Mister Zhao Hai. He’s the person who came here last time for the gate opening. At that time, Mister told us to keep our identity tokens. If we experience any problems, we can look for him in the Black Tiger Gang. A lot of people didn’t believe it and threw their jade tokens. But I kept my jade token. Actually, I was planning to use it for Wenyi to join the Black Tiger Gang when he grows up. I didn’t think that Wenyi would be injured this time. With no other choice, I decided to go to the Black Tiger Gang and ask for help.”
Hao Ye and the others were silent for some time. They were all staring at Liu Wenqiang. After some time, Hao Ye responded, “Mister Zhao Hai just took Wenyi with him. Will Wenyi be joining the Black Tiger Gang?”
Hearing Hao Ye’s question, Liu Wenqiang’s face glowed even more. He nodded and said, “Mister said that Little Yi has an innate ability and he wants him to join the Black Tiger Gang. I didn’t expect that he would take him immediately.”
At this time, someone jumped up and rushed out without saying a word. Liu Wenqiang looked at the person and just smiled without saying anything. He knew why this person was anxious. The person’s young brother also participated in the recruitment of the Black Tiger Gang and survived. Some time ago, Liu Wenqiang heard that the person’s younger brother threw his jade token away. If it couldn’t be recovered, then it would be a huge pity.
Hao Ye and the rest were also aware of this matter, so they didn’t say anything when the person left. Hao Ye turned back to Liu Wenqiang and said, “Wenqiang, if you went to ask for help from the Black Tiger Gang, why did Mister Zhao Hai come over himself?”
Liu Wenqiang thought about what happened and couldn’t help but grin. Then he said, “Master Hao, I also don’t know. The people of the Black Tiger Gang were very polite to me. After explaining my purpose for coming, the disciple at the transmission formation immediately led me to see Mister Zhao Hai. Then Mister met me personally. Upon hearing about Little Yi’s matter, Mister said that he doesn’t have anything to do so he came with me. Recalling it now, it seems like everything that happened was a dream.”
Another cultivator had a confused expression as he asked, “Wenqiang, before Mister left, he said something about one year later. What’s that about?”
Hearing this, Liu Wenqiang’s expression turned serious as he said, “Mister told me that a major event would happen in the Great World of Cultivation roughly a year from now. It’s possible that this event would shake the entire realm. He said that if we rogue cultivators have no place to go, then we should go to the Black Tiger Gang and look for him.”
As soon as they heard Liu Wenqiang, Hao Ye and the others couldn’t help but stare. Then Hao Ye said, “What event did Mister mean? Do you know?”
Liu Wenqiang shook his head and said, “Mister didn’t say anything. However, it shouldn’t be a minor matter. You should have seen Mister, he looked serious when mentioning this event. Moreover, this major event might threaten our lives.”
Hao Ye frowned. Then he asked, “What does Mister mean? Does he want all of us to go to the Black Tiger Gang? Will the Black Tiger Gang accept us?”
Liu Wenqiang looked outside before he lowered his voice and said, “Master Hao, you should know about the relationship between the Black Tiger Gang and the Myriad Demons Sect. This time, the Black Tiger Gang only recruited 100 thousand or so disciples to not be too conspicuous. If they recruited more, do you think the Myriad Demons Sect would agree? In order to avoid suspicion, the Black Tiger Gang recruited a fraction of what they really needed. A year later, when that major event happens, the Myriad Demons Sect would be too busy protecting itself. They would have no time to deal with the Black Tiger Gang. When that time comes, even if the Black Tiger Gang absorbs a lot of people, nothing will happen.”
Hao Ye hesitated for a moment before he said, “But if the Black Tiger Gang absorbs too many people, won’t they risk running out of space?”
Liu Wenqiang smiled and said, “Master Hao, did you forget? The Black Tiger just destroyed the Roaring Flame Sect and the Wandering Soul Group. There’s enough space for the sect to expand. Moreover, from what I heard, the Black Tiger Gang didn’t leave behind a lot of survivors from the two sects. Now that the territory of the two sects is under the control of the Black Tiger Gang, how could they run out of space? I think what they lack are people.”
When he heard Liu Wenqiang, Hao Ye nodded and said, “That makes sense. Although I don’t know the real situation, I think what you said is quite probable. The attack on the Black Tiger Gang by the five sects has been planned by the Myriad Demons Sect. The Black Tiger Gang should have lost a lot of people. It wouldn’t be wrong for them to recruit. But what event would cause the entire realm to change? This makes me worried. Could it be that the Black Tiger Gang is going to attack the Myriad Demons Sect?”
Liu Wenqiang shook his head and said, “It doesn’t look like that would happen. Although the Black Tiger Gang is rapidly expanding, their strength is still below the Myriad Demons Sect. And even if the Black Tiger Gang attacks the Myriad Demons Sect, this event would only cause waves in the Northern Divergent Province. At most, only ripples would be felt by the other provinces. Mister said that the major event would affect the entire Great World of Cultivation.”
Hao Ye nodded, “In any case, we can’t go wrong if we prepare. I think we should begin getting in touch with people close to us. Let’s also spread the news about Wenyi’s recovery. This way, those who still have their identity tokens wouldn’t throw it away. If what Mister Zhao Hai said was true, once the major event happens, the first thing those people would think about would be the Black Tiger Gang.”
Liu Wenqiang nodded and said, “Let’s do that.”
Hao Ye smiled and then said, “You have to be careful. I think you shouldn’t show yourself in the next few days. Although Bright Yang City is under the protection of the Heavenly Yang Alliance, they are still the dogs of the Myriad Demons Sect. Once we begin spreading the news, those bastards from the Heavenly Yang Alliance would certainly cause trouble.”
Liu Wenqiang nodded, “Those fellows from the Heavenly Yang Alliance aren’t good. I’ll make sure to be careful.”
Hao Ye gave a nod then he looked at Liu Wenqiang and said, “You’re really lucky. Now that Mister gave you a task, you have to perform it well. Later when we join the Black Tiger Gang, Mister definitely wouldn’t allow you to suffer any losses.”
Liu Wenqiang nodded. He felt pleased. He didn’t think that he would be involved in such a huge matter. He still feels that he was having a dream.
Hao Ye patted Liu Wenqiang’s shoulder and said, “Wenqiang, cherish this opportunity. Little Yi has joined the Black Tiger Gang. You shouldn’t forget this benevolence. In my long years of life, I haven’t seen someone as polite to rogue cultivators as Mister Zhao Hai. Don’t disappoint Mister’s expectations.”
Liu Wenqiang gave a nod. Hao Ye stood up and said, “Since we’ve made a decision, let’s begin with our plan. Wenqiang, be careful.” After he said that, Hao Ye and the others left. Liu Wenqiang went with them until the exit before returning to his room.
Rogue cultivators led the lifestyle of a rogue cultivator. They have their own ways of surviving. Rogue cultivators also have their own circle of influence and connections. And those circles are caring towards each other. A large group of poor people would generally help each other. It was unlike a bunch of rich people where they always plot against each other.
Ever since he was little, Liu Wenqiang was a rogue cultivator. Naturally, he belonged to the circle of rogue cultivators. With families and friends close to each other, passing information to the rogue cultivator population was very easy.
The next day, information began to spread in the carp pond. It said that because of his dying younger brother, Liu Wenqiang took his jade token and asked the Black Tiger Gang for help. In the end, the Black Tiger Gang helped and healed his younger brother. And because of his younger brother’s innate ability, he was also taken as a disciple. Becoming a member of the Black Tiger Gang.
When this information came out, the carp pond went into an uproar. People didn’t believe it in the beginning, but as more and more proof surfaced, people became aware that it was true. Before long, the news spread throughout the entire Bright Yang City. All cultivators who participated in the gate opening of the Black Tiger Gang became restless. Those who kept their jade tokens were ecstatic. As for those who threw their jade tokens away, they immediately went and looked for their token. Whether the news was true or not, the mere fact that it spread gave them hope!