Chapter 1803 – Incensed Old Man
The Demon Slaying conference was an alliance led by the nine super sects. It called all of the sects in the realm to participate. Its main goal was to discuss the invasion of the Heavenly Demons.
Naturally, Zhao Hai was aware of the conference. With Tie Zhantian in seclusion, Zhang Feng was the acting Gang Leader of the Black Tiger Gang. When Zhang Feng received the summons, he told Zhao Hai about it first to discuss how they should handle this matter.
When Zhao Hai arrived in Zhang Feng’s study, he discovered that Hu Liangchen and the others had already arrived. Everyone had a heavy expression on their faces. Seeing Zhao Hai arrive, everyone stood up and gave him their greetings.
Zhao Hai stared, he didn’t know why these people were being polite. What he didn’t know was that they were currently feeling grateful towards him.
When Zhao Hai said that the Heavenly Demons might invade the Great World of Cultivation, these people didn’t fully believe it. In their opinion, why would the Heavenly Demons suddenly invade? But now it seems like Zhao Hai’s information was true, the Heavenly Demons did indeed invade the Great World of Cultivation. This caused them to feel grateful towards Zhao Hai. At the same time, they felt a bit ashamed.
In the past, there were some people dissatisfied with Tie Zhantian’s unconditional support towards Zhao Hai. They thought that Tie Zhantian’s decision was completely nonsense. He was just spending the savings of the sect to store years worth of strategic materials. And all of this because of someone’s report. It was an impartial decision-making on Tie Zhantian’s part.
But now, it seems like Tie Zhantian made the correct decision. If not for Tie Zhantian’s unconditional support, who knows where the Black Tiger Gang would end up right now.
Zhao Hai wasn’t aware of their thoughts, so he felt that the people inside the study were excessively polite. But he quickly returned their greetings before everyone sat down.
Once everyone had settled in, Zhang Feng looked at everyone and said, “I just received a letter from the nine super sects. They want the Black Tiger Gang to take part in the Demon Slaying conference. What do you think?”
Everyone began to buzz with discussion. However, Zhao Hai and Hu Liangchen remained silent. Hu Liangchen’s position was very special in the Black Tiger Gang. Zhang Feng respected him. Without Hu Liangchen’s support, Zhang Feng wouldn’t have been able to hold the position of Gang Leader that smoothly.
As for Zhao Hai, there was no need to mention his status in the Black Tiger Gang. After all, he was someone who could fight against immortal experts. He was the ultimate weapon of the Black Tiger Gang.
People discussed for some time but with no result. Zhang Feng couldn’t help but lightly cough. Once the room quieted down, Zhang Feng looked at Hu Liangchen and said, “Uncle Hu, what do you think?”
Hu Liangchen hesitated for a moment and then said, “This isn’t easy to handle. The Demon Slaying conference of the nine super sects has both advantages and disadvantages. It’s good that we could work together to deal with the Heavenly Demons. However, this could also increase the influence of the nine super sects. If the Myriad Demons Sect hold absolute influence over the Northern Divergent Province, it would be bad for the Black Tiger Gang.”
Zhang Feng nodded.
Hu Liangchen continued, “We have to attend the Demon Slaying conference. If we don’t participate, the nine super sects could accuse us of colluding with the Heavenly Demons. However, we cannot allow the Myriad Demons Sect to hold the power of the Northern Divergent Province. Our Black Tiger Gang needs to get people to our side to balance the scales of power.”
Zhang Feng nodded, then he said, “The Heavenly Demon invasion will be an opportunity for the Black Tiger Gang. But this is also an opportunity for the Myriad Demons Sect. We have to handle this matter carefully. Otherwise, our preparations would become useless.”
Hu Liangchen nodded, “Correct. Dealing with the invasion of the Heavenly Demons requires communication between sects and a unified action plan. But in this arrangement, someone needs to decide on the final say, which would cause that person or group to have power over others. This power could be used to suppress others. We need to be guarded against this.”
Zhang Feng nodded, “I’m afraid we’ll have to work hard on this. Since the nine super sects sent the summons, it means that they had reached an agreement. If we object, I’m afraid they will come together and cause us trouble.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Actually, this is easy to handle. If it doesn’t go our way, we can just agree. When we return, it’s still us who will decide what to do. If they want us to send troops, then we can just send a few. The Myriad Demons Sect have been at the top of the Myriad Demons Sect for many years and everyone knows their relationship with us. If they make a move one us, I’m afraid nobody in the Northern Divergent Province would listen to them.”
Zhang Feng knitted his brows and said, “If we agree in public but disobey in private, wouldn’t the nine sects settle accounts with us?”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai sneered and said, “Settle accounts? When the dust settles, the Black Tiger Gang wouldn’t be any weaker compared to the nine super sects. They can try settling accounts with us. Also, everyone knows of our relationship with the Myriad Demons Sect. They will not go to us.”
Zhang Feng nodded. Then he looked at Hu Liangchen and said, “Uncle Hu, Who do you think we should send?”
Hu Liangchen smiled faintly and said, “Naturally, we’ll send Little Hai. If he goes, we can show everyone how sincere we are. Moreover, we won’t be afraid of attacks. I think we’ll have to make Little Hai work hard this time as well.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “That’s fine with me. But the Heavenly Demons have already entered the provinces. We still need to be careful.”
Zhang Feng smiled and said, “At the very least, we’re more prepared than anyone else. What we’re afraid of is the Heavenly Demons not coming over. Once they come, they’ll find that there’s no good fruit to eat here.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Alright. The location of the Demon Slaying conference seems to be the Heaven Sect. Senior Brother, everyone, I’ll be taking my leave.”
Zhang Feng stopped Zhao Hai and said, “What’s the hurry? Wouldn’t the conference begin the day after tomorrow? You’ll use the transmission formation anyway, you can arrive quickly. There’s no need to leave right now.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I have to go ahead of time. This conference is important to us. Moreover, I’m sure that the people of the nine super sects have already arrived. I want to go there first and see what tricks they came up with.”
Hu Liangchen said, “Good. Then you can go. Let’s see what they have in hand.”
Zhao Hai cupped his fist towards everyone and turned back. At this time, Zhang Feng followed Zhao Hai and then said, “Little Hai, let me send people with you. No matter what, you’re the representative of the Black Tiger Gang. You need to exert your status.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “We’re still not clear what will happen in this conference. It’s useless to go with a lot of people. If something happens, I can withdraw on my own. It would be harder to run away if I brought people with me.”
Zhang Feng thought for a moment before he nodded and said, “Then you have to be careful. If something happens, immediately come back. We won’t have any problems defending our domain.” Then he lowered his voice and whispered, “If Heavenly Demons come and attack, I’ll make sure to keep their corpse intact.”
Hearing Zhang Feng, Zhao Hai understood what he meant. Since Zhang Feng was aware that his Undead could maintain their strength, he was planning for Zhao Hai to increase his forces.
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Alright, then I’ll leave it to you.” As they talked, Zhao Hai arrived at the transmission formation plaza. Upon arriving at the transmission formation, Zhao Hai waved to everyone before he vanished along with a flash of white light.
Seeing Zhao Hai leave, Hu Liangchen looked at Zhang Feng and said, “Little Feng, we must enter an alert state. We don’t know what those super sects are thinking. We have already released news about the Heavenly Demon invasion, but they didn’t take it seriously. It was only at this time that they remembered.”
Zhang Feng coldly snorted and said, “Those super sects are arrogant. They would certainly try to grab more power in this Demon Slaying Conference. They aren’t purely thinking about driving the Heavenly Demons away. Perhaps in their minds, the Heavenly Demon Realm was home to poor Heavenly Demons. They think they could get rid of the Heavenly Demons by blowing air towards them.”
Hu Liangchen coldly snorted as well. At this time, a flash of white light appeared on the transmission formation. Then a person appeared on the formation. It was a skinny old man with white beard. Although he looked frail, his aura was astonishing. He was clearly at the immortal stage.
Hu Liangchen and Zhang Feng’s expressions changed. Seeing the old man, they immediately became alert. The old man looked at the two and gave them a smile before asking, “Is this the Black Tiger Gang?”
Hu Liangchen stopped Zhang Feng from answering with his hand and said, “Right, this is the Black Tiger Gang. I wonder who Senior is?”
The old man gave a kind nod and said, “I’m from the Black Turtle Sect, the Black Turtle Ancestor.”
When they heard the old man, Hu Liangchen and Zhang Feng stared. They looked at the black turtle ancestor in confusion. They heard about this old man’s existence before. But they two didn’t know why he suddenly arrived at the Black Tiger Gang.
However, Hu Liangchen wasn’t lacking in courtesy, he immediately stepped forward and gave a bow, “Black Tiger Gang’s Hu Liangchen has seen Senior Black Turtle Ancestor. I ask Senior to forgive me, but may I know why you came here?”
The Black Turtle Ancestor nodded and said, “This old man thickened his face to come here because I don’t have a choice. My Black Turtle Sect has become an entrance for the Heavenly Demon Invasion. Although this old man was able to resist for two days, I could no longer hold on. I already sent my disciples to flee, but I never thought that they would be detained. They angered this old man.”