Chapter 1800 – Third Base
Zhao Hai brought Liu Wenyi back to the Black Tiger Gang. Then both of them went to Zhang Feng. Zhang Feng was now acting as the Gang Leader, so if there’s anything, he was the person to look for.
Zhang Feng was currently processing the sect’s affairs in Tie Zhantian’s study. Hearing that Zhao Hai was looking for him, he quickly invited him in. But before long, Zhang Feng stared, this was because Zhao Hai brought a child with him.
Zhao Hai smiled at Zhang Feng and said, “Senior Brother, I have something I need from you.”
Zhang Feng laughed and said, “Why are you being so polite? Just say it. And who is this kid?”
Zhao Hai walked in and then said, “Just now, a cultivator from Bright Yang City came looking for me. His name is Liu Wenqiang. He said that his younger brother has been injured, it’s this kid. His name is Liu Wenyi. Since I happen to be free, I went over to take a look. I didn’t expect to see someone with talent. While I was treating this kid, I noticed that he has a rich amount of metal-element qi. However, he has yet to awaken his ability. Once he does, he will be a metal-element ability user. So I brought him back.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng couldn’t help but look at Liu Wenyi.
Zhao Hai also looked at Liu Wenyi and said, “Wenyi, this is the Gang Leader of the Black Tiger Gang, Zhang Feng. Later on, call him Martial Uncle. Senior Brother, how should we take care of this kid?”
Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and said, “What? I thought you’d take him in as a disciple?”
Zhao Hai stared, then he shook his head and said, “How could I take him in? My ability is different from him. Doesn’t our Black Tiger Gang have metal-element ability users? It would be better if this kind learns from them. He would only be delayed if he’s with me.”
Zhang Feng thought before he patted his head and said, “I forgot. Alright. The Si Clan has a metal-element ability user. This child could learn from him.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he looked at Liu Wenyi and said, “Wenyi, your Martial Uncle will arrange for you to have a master. You need to study hard. Your big brother is currently working for the Black Tiger Gang. He will come over in a year, then the two of you will be reunited.”
Liu Wenyi bowed and said, “Thank you very much, Martial Uncle. Rest assured, I will study hard.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Alright, you go. Someone will come and fetch you shortly.” Liu Wenyi nodded. At this time, Zhang Feng called over someone to take Liu Wenyi away.
After Liu Wenyi left, Zhao Hai looked at Zhang Feng and said, “Senior Brother, I already asked Liu Wenyi’s brother, Liu Wenqiang, to begin gathering people in Bright Yang City. Once the Heavenly Demons attack, Liu Wenqiang should bring a large group of rogue cultivators to the sect. We should get ready.”
Zhang Feng nodded and said, “This isn’t a problem. Neither of our bases are full. We aren’t afraid of more people coming over. But just in case, I think we should look for another place to establish a base in. What do you think?”
Zhao Hai thought for a moment before saying, “That’s not easy. A base needs a steady source of energy to function. Looking for that kind of place would be hard.”
Zhang Feng nodded. He could understand Zhao Hai’s stance. However, he has another idea, “We should get a base that would only act as a place to hide people. It is better if it could cultivate plants or have minerals to be mined. The war against the Heavenly Demons wouldn’t end in a day or two. We have to find a place to keep safe.”
Zhao Hai nodded as he continued to think. Then suddenly, his eyes turned bright as he said, “I think I found our location. It should be appropriate for what we need. Although it has no energy source and has thin spiritual density, its advantage lies in the fact that it won’t attract any attention. We would also have natural helpers in that place.”
Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Which place is that? Why don’t I have any idea about what you’re talking about?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “How could you not know? I’m talking about the Ignored Valley.”
Zhang Feng was shocked when he heard this. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Ignored Valley? Are you joking? Although it’s a place that nobody pays attention to, what do you mean by natural helpers?”
Zhao Hai answered, “The Ignored Valley has a large population of goldeater mice. They could act as a good cover for us. Moreover, the goldeater mice can provide us with some metal.”
Zhang Feng stared, then his eyes shone as he said, “Are you sure? If that’s the case, then that would be great. Alright, I’ll leave it to you.”
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but laugh as he said, “This is the first time I’ve seen a Gang Leader like you. Alright, you can leave it to me. By the way, Senior Brother, find some people to send to Bright Yang City. If necessary, they could help Liu Wenqiang and his people.” Zhang Feng nodded. Zhao Hai stood up and then left.
After Zhao Hai returned to the Wandering Soul Group base, he took care of some matters before going back to the Ignored Valley. The valley was still being watched by a large number of Undead. Being Zhao Hai’s base, it became a forbidden area in the Black Tiger Gang.
Upon arriving at the valley, Zhao Hai immediately had the bug race coordinate with the goldeater mice to create an extension of the underground cave system, making it a giant underground base.
Naturally, Zhao Hai has no intentions of expelling the goldeater mice. In the future, this base would be shared by the disciples of the Black Tiger Gang and the goldeater mice.
And because it’s near the Ignored Valley, Zhao Hai can recycle nearby materials. Zhao Hai also plans to create a permanent underground medicinal garden.
Zhao Hai took the construction of the medicinal base with importance. Nobody knows how long the invasion of the Heavenly Demons would last. The strength of the Heavenly Demon Realm shouldn’t be underestimated. After all, they had a terrifying amount of Immortal Experts.
To be honest, building an underground medicinal garden wasn’t easy. Firstly, plants needed light to grow. At the same time, the plants need adequate spiritual qi as well as humidity.
Building an underground medicinal garden would be troublesome. Not only would he need a light source, he also needed water, proper ventilation, as well as enough spiritual qi.
Fortunately, these things weren’t able to stop Zhao Hai. He went on to recycle materials in the Ignored Valley before creating formation upon formation. All of these formations would fulfill the needs of the medicinal plants.
These formations would need people to control them as well as spiritual qi to be used as power. But these formations were quite special. In addition to using spirit stones, these formations could use discarded pills and artifacts as fuel. As long as there were pills and artifacts fed into it, the formations would be able to run. This would turn waste into usable resources.
The energy provided by these waste materials was very small. If it were an offensive or defensive formation, then it might not be enough. But for growing medicinal herbs, the energy was adequate.
Zhao Hai was busy with these things for a period of time. Zhao Hai spent a lot of effort on the medicinal garden. Since the garden was designed by the Space, the materials it needed were a lot. It was only after the combined effort of Zhao Hai, the Undead, and the bug race did the base become complete.
Zhao Hai spent several months constructing the base. This was also the longest time Zhao Hai took to build a base. After assigning Zhao Hai to create a base, Zhang Feng didn’t ask about it. It was as if he forgot about the base.
In the past few months, there were rogue cultivators who came over to ask for help from the Black Tiger Gang using the jade tokens that Zhao Hai issued. For the more reasonable requests, the Black Tiger naturally wouldn’t decline them. These accepted requests caused the Black Tiger Gang to gain a good reputation among the rogue cultivators of Bright Yang City.
Liu Wenqiang also went to the Black Tiger Gang to see Liu Wenyi several times. Besides that, he spent the rest of his time in Bright Yang City, constantly pulling people over to the Black Tiger Gang’s side. His progress was quite admirable.
Liu Wenyi has long since worshiped an Elder of the Si Clan as his teacher. The elder was also a metal-element ability user. Under his teacher’s instruction, Liu Wenyi’s progress was very fast. And when he awakened his ability, his progress quickened even more.
Naturally, Liu Wenqiang’s actions in Bright Yang City were brought to the attention of the Myriad Demons Sect. There were already Myriad Demons Sect disciples looking for Liu Wenqiang. Fortunately, Zhang Feng sent people to Bright Yang City. With these reinforcements, Liu Wenqiang wasn’t found.
As for the Iron Blade Sect and the others who were next to the Black Tiger Gang, all of them were very quiet. After being taught a lesson by Zhao Hai, these sects behaved. They no longer provoked the Black Tiger Gang. They knew that they cannot afford to annoy this neighbor of theirs.
Meanwhile, the days of the Withered Vine Sect were very sad. Zhao Hai killed their sky reaching vines as well as the land they were planted on. Without their greatest support, the sect was constantly being attacked by the other sects. The losses they suffered were very heavy. They didn’t have the time to challenge the Black Tiger Gang.
The situation of the Withered Vine Sect acted as a reminder for the other sects as well as informing them about the power of the Black Tiger Gang. The other sects knew that if the Withered Vine Sect didn’t have the support of the Myriad Demons Sect, it would have long since been destroyed by others. By this point, the Withered Vine Sect was close to becoming a branch of the Myriad Demons Sect. The majority of powerhouses currently in the Withered Vine Sect were disciples of the Myriad Demons Sect.
Everyone in the Northern Divergent Province knew this, but all of them pretended that they didn’t. Especially those people who had a grudge against the Withered Vine Sect. They acted as if they weren’t aware that there were disciples of the Myriad Demons Sect defending the Withered Vine Sect. And since the Myriad Demons Sect wouldn’t dare acknowledge that they had people helping the Withered Vine Sect, people seized this opportunity to make the Myriad Demons Sect suffer.