Chapter 1805 – Objection
Zhao Hai meditated inside the room assigned to him by the Heaven Sect. He just arrived at the Heaven Sect when he received Zhang Feng’s message. Upon receiving the jade sword message, Zhao Hai immediately looked into Bright Yang City. He found that the Black Turtle Ancestor wasn’t lying. His disciples were indeed captured. This was the reason why he agreed to accepting the Black Turtle Ancestor.
Zhao Hai was also aware that even if the Black Turtle Ancestor wasn’t lying, there was a chance that he was planning something. It was still unknown if he really wanted to take revenge against the Myriad Demons Sect or has already been coerced by the Myriad Demons Sect to infiltrate the Black Tiger Gang. Because of this, Zhao Hai stationed the Five Discolored Venerables in the sect.
Just like Hu Liangchen, Zhao Hai also hoped that the Black Turtle Ancestor was sincere in joining the Black Tiger Gang. His addition would supplement the perceived strength of the sect. Later on, they would have the strength and influence to resist the Myriad Demons Sect.
Although Zhao Hai was staying inside his room, he already sprinkled silver dust on the disciples of the Heaven Sect. These dusts were extremely fine silver needles that could be used to monitor the Heaven Sect. Zhao Hai wanted to get an idea of the Heaven Sect’s territory while attending the Demon Slaying Conference.
In fact, Zhao Hai has been monitoring the Heaven Sect for a long time. However, the places he monitored in the past were quite remote. He wouldn’t dare look into the core of the Heaven Sect. This was because the sect has a lot of experts. If he infiltrates the sect, he would risk being discovered.
Now that he was inside the Heaven Sect, Zhao Hai naturally wouldn’t let this opportunity to monitor them go. Moreover, the Heaven Sect has a lot of visitors coming over. Even if they discover that they were being monitored, they wouldn’t know who it was.
Zhao Hai was currently in a cave residence that the Heaven Sect used to entertain guests. But since Zhao Hai was treated as a common guest, his location was still very far from the sect’s core.
Zhao Hai saw other sect representatives. However, he couldn’t see anyone from the other super sects. This meant that the 8 super sects have their own special dwelling.
This was also the thing that worried Zhao Hai. The nine super sects seem to be in an agreement. If they were to really use this opportunity, they would be able to seize power of the entire realm.
Thinking of this, Zhao Hai felt that the nine super sects were truly shortsighted. The Heavenly Demons have invaded, but they were still thinking about powering over other sects in the Great World of Cultivation. They were wasting their position in the realm.
However, Zhao Hai doesn’t have the methods to change this situation right now. He could only look at these nine super sects as they continued to ignore the invasion and instead focused on seizing power.
The Heaven Sect received their guests very well. No matter what Zhao Hai needed, it would immediately be delivered. Zhao Hai even tried to ask for spirit wine and it was immediately sent over. This was a surprise to Zhao Hai.
But after thinking about this, Zhao Hai relaxed. The Heaven Sect was widely known as the most powerful sect in the Great Realm of Cultivation. It would be a disgrace if they weren’t able to offer spirit wine to their guests.
While he sat in his room, Zhao Hai continued to pay attention to the Myriad Demons Sect as well as Bright Yang City.
The Myriad Demons Sect and Bright Yang City were very calm. No additional troops were sent to the city. This gave Zhao Hai relief.
Although the transmission formations of the Black Tiger Gang were still in use, there were only a few formations that allowed transport from outside the sect. Even if an army was mobilized, they wouldn’t be able to use transmission formations to attack.
If the Myriad Demons Sect wanted to attack the Black Tiger Gang, their army needed to fly over and surround the sect. Naturally, the Myriad Demons Sect couldn’t do this at this time.
As for Bright Yang City, Zhao Hai was a bit worried. The situation of the city was the same as what the Black Turtle Ancestor said. The city was completely controlled by the Myriad Demons Sect. The shops owned by the other sects have disciples of the Myriad Demons Sect stationed inside. As for the original stewards of these shops, all of them had been detained.
As for the rogue cultivators of the city who had yet to join the Black Tiger Gang, all of them had been recruited by the Myriad Demons Sect. Those who didn’t want to join were killed.
The swiftness of the Myriad Demons Sect came somewhat as a surprise to Zhao Hai. He couldn’t understand why they did this. Could it be they want to use all those people to threaten the sects? But those watching the shops shouldn’t be that important to their sects, right? Could it be that they wanted the shops? That doesn’t seem right. The Myriad Demons Sect dominated the Northern Divergent Province for many years. Why would they offend the sects of the province over small things like shops? If it’s not, then what was all this for?
Since Zhao Hai couldn’t understand the goals of the Myriad Demons Sect, he could only monitor their actions. As for the people of the Black Turtle Sect, he already found them, but he didn’t proceed to make a move.
Two days passed in a blink of an eye and the day of the conference had arrived. Zhao Hai wasn’t in a hurry to leave his room. And before long, a disciple of the Heaven Sect came looking for him.
Zhao Hai followed the Heaven Sect’s disciple out. He saw many other cultivators like him walking out of their rooms.
Zhao Hai understood that he wasn’t the only smart person in the Great Realm of Cultivation. Nobody knows what would happen in the Demon Slaying Conference. However, the various sects didn’t like the fact that the nine supers sects were making the decisions of the realm. Therefore, they sent people in advance as well.
Zhao Hai followed the Heaven Sect disciple towards the transmission formation plaza. People arrived one after another. Then the group entered a transmission formation along with the Heaven Sect disciples. After a flash of white light, Zhao Hai and the others appeared in another transmission formation plaza.
There were a lot of Heaven Sect disciples in the transmission formation plaza. Seeing Zhao Hai and the others arrive, these disciples gave them a salute. Then they asked Zhao Hai and the others to step out of the transmission formation.
After walking out of the transmission formation plaza, Zhao Hai looked around and saw that they were on the summit of a mountain. The summit was very flat and had many buildings on it. As soon as he saw this, Zhao Hai knew that they had arrived at the Heaven’s Sect’s Sword-leveled Ground.
The Sword-leveled Ground was the core of the Heaven Sect. Legend has it that the progenitor of the Heaven Sect leveled a mountain summit using his sword. This created a giant platform atop the mountain. Then the progenitor established a sect on top of this leveled ground. This sect became the Heaven Sect and the leveled ground was called the Sword-leveled Ground.
The Sword-leveled Ground was the same as the Black Tiger Gang’s Headquarters. It was the most important place in the sect. Important figures of the Heaven Sect lived in this place. Ever since it was established, the Sword-leveled Ground had never been attacked and captured. Since the Heaven Sect was too strong, nobody was able to push them to the point of defending their holy ground.
After following a Heaven Sect disciple, Zhao Hai and the others arrived at a spacious hall. There were nine cultivators standing outside. These nine cultivators were wearing robes with varying colors. From what they were wearing, they seem to be the representatives of the nine super sects
When the person wearing the Heaven Sect’s robes saw Zhao Hai and the others arrive, he laughed and said, “Everyone, this Jian Wuya gives you his greetings. If the Heaven Sect is lacking anything, please allow me to apologize.”
Hearing the person’s name, Zhao Hai and the others stared. Jian Wuya was the current Sect Master of the Heaven Sect. They didn’t think that the Sect Master of the sect would be present in the conference.
Although the sect representatives were shocked, they also returned the greeting immediately. Zhao Hai did the same. Seeing everyone returning giving him a salute, Jian Wuya politely asked them to enter the hall and take a seat.
The chairs of the hall were divided into several parts. The divisions had flags indicating the name of the province. The representatives could immediately see where they would be sitting.
Zhao Hai arrived at the place with the flag that spelt “Northern Divergent”. Then upon looking at the chairs, he found one that had the name of the Black tiger Gang. Other people also found their chairs and sat down.
In the innermost part of the hall were nine seats. These nine seats were placed on a short platform. Although the platform wasn’t high, it was clearly showing discrimination towards Zhao Hai and the others. Naturally, these seats were for the representatives of the nine super sects. Zhao Hai looked at the seats and couldn’t help but sneer.
Before long, the nine super sect representatives sat in their respective seats. They looked at the people sitting below them with a smile on their face.
Jian Wuya looked at everyone who was whispering to each other and then made a light cough. Once everyone quieted down, he said, “Everyone, our nine sects called everyone together to discuss the invasion of the Heavenly Demons. As you all know, the Heavenly Demons decided to shamelessly invade our Great Realm of Cultivation. This cannot be forgiven. Therefore, we decided that we should unite to expel the Heavenly Demons.”
Zhao Hai and the others didn’t make any noise. They wanted to hear what Jian Wuya would say next. Jian Wuya looked at everyone’s eyes before continuing, “You should know what the Heavenly Demons are. This warlike and wicked race decided to come to our Great Realm of cultivation. This is an unfortunate fate for our realm. However, we must acknowledge the strength of the Heavenly Demons. Therefore, our nine super sects hope that all of us can work together to deal with the realm’s threat.”
Those present hummed with discussion. But since this announcement was within their expectations, the conversation wasn’t loud.
Jian Wuya frowned and said, “Everyone, please settle down.” Afte everyone turned quiet, he went on, “We must form an alliance. And without a leader, an alliance wouldn’t be able to function. Therefore, I propose the strength of our realm would be divided into nine parts, with each province their own independent alliance. The Central Orthodox Province will be headed by my Heaven Sect, the Eastern Orthodox Province will be headed by the Eastern Saint Academy, the Eastern Buddhist Province will be headed by the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, the Western Orthodox Province will be headed by the Western Saint Academy, the Western Demon Province will be headed by the Wonderful Sound Pavilion, the Southern Orthodox Province will be headed by the Southern Saint Academy, the Southern Barbarian Province will be headed by the Thousand Beast Sect, the Northern Orthodox Province will be headed by the Northern Saint Academy, and the Northern Divergent Province will be headed by the Myriad Demons Sect. What does everyone think about this?”
Those sitting beneath the platform hummed with discussion once more. This time, the hum was much louder. Although they expected this result, it was clear that they weren’t satisfied with the arrangement.
“I object!” While everyone was discussing, someone’s loud voice was heard. Everyone turned towards the source of the sound. On the Northern Divergent Province’s section was an ordinary-looking man standing up as he looked at the nine people on the platform.
There were plenty of people who didn’t know who this person was. For a while, all of them looked at him with strange expressions. In their minds, this person was going to suffer a misfortune for not giving the nine super sects face. Is he tired of living? Even his sect would be affected by his action.
Jian Wuya looked at the person who stood up and revealed an understanding expression as he said, “So it is Mister Zhao Hai. May I know what Mister’s thoughts on this?”
Naturally, the person who stood up was Zhao Hai. Hearing Jian Wuya, Zhao Hai gave a bow before giving his answer, “Zhao Hai has seen Sect Master Jian Wuya. I don’t have a lot of problems with the Sect Master’s proposition. However, I object to the Myriad Demons Sect becoming the alliance leader of the Northern Divergent Province. I’ll allow anyone else to become the Alliance Leader, just not the Myriad Demons Realm.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Jian Wuya showed a surprised expression. But he kept the smile on his face as he said, “I don’t know why Mister disagrees with the Myriad Demons Sect becoming the Northern Divergent Province’s alliance leader. Isn’t the Myriad Demons Sect the strongest sect in the province?” As he said that, he glanced at the representative of the Myriad Demons Sect whose complexion paled.
Zhao Hai looked at the representative of the Myriad Demons Sect before he coldly snorted and said, “The Myriad Demons Sect might be the strongest, but they aren’t fit to become an alliance leader. If they become the alliance leader, I’m afraid the entire Northern Divergent Province would fall to the Heavenly Demons.”
The representative of the Myriad Demons Sect could no longer sit still. He stood up and then pointed at Zhao Hai as he roared, “Zhao Hai, tell me the reason why my Myriad Demons Sect isn’t fit to become the alliance leader. If you don’t satisfy me, don’t blame this old man for being impolite. To insult my Myriad Demons Sect, the Black Tiger Gang will certainly pay for it!”
Zhao Hai coldly snorted and said, “Since you want the others to know, then let me inform them.”