Chapter 1806 – Out of Control
Zhao Hai coldly snorted and said, “Don’t you know about the good things your sect did? Hmph. Everyone in the Northern Divergent Province knows that the Black Turtle Sect was the first in the province to discover the arrival of the Heavenly Demons. The Black Turtle Ancestor even stayed behind to block the enemy for two days. Before the attack, the Ancestor asked his disciples to spread the news of the attack. He even asked the Sect Master to inform the Myriad Demons Sect. But what did the Myriad Demons Sect do? They actually detained the Sect Master and the disciples of the Black Turtle Sect. They also pressured the Black Turtle Ancestor to submit.”
“In addition, the Myriad Demons Sect closed down all of the shops in Bright Yang City and detained all of the shop’s stewards. I really want to ask, what is the Myriad Demon Sect planning to do? And are these the qualities we should look for in an alliance head? I’m going to say it here, if the Myriad Demons Sect becomes the alliance head of the Northern Divergent Province, then the Black Tiger Gang will withdraw from the alliance. The Black Tiger Gang isn’t afraid of the Heavenly Demons. The Heavenly Demon Invasion requires all of us to move together and defend our realm. However, the Myriad Demons Sect would just use this opportunity to increase their strength. They aren’t thinking about fighting the Heavenly Demons.”
After he finished speaking, Zhao Hai coldly snorted and sat down. The sects of the Northern Divergent Province were in an uproar when they heard Zhao Hai. They hadn’t received this news yet, so when they heard Zhao Hai, they couldn’t sit still.
The complexion of the Myriad Demons Sect’s representative changed. He didn’t expect Zhao Hai to share this information to the public. The Myriad Demons Sect didn’t want this news to spread because they were aiming to become the alliance leader. With the position of alliance leader in hand, the Myriad Demons Sect would have an easier time controlling the other sects. But now, with Zhao Hai’s words, the sects of the province became more vigilant. Most importantly, the Myriad Demons Sect has yet to get the alliance head position.
The representatives of the other 8 super sects couldn’t help but look at the Myriad Demon Realm’s representative as though they were looking at an idiot. They didn’t think that the Myriad Demons Sect would do this. Although they were the overlords of their respective provinces, they always thought of the consequences whenever they made a move. If they blatantly captured disciples like the Myriad Demons Sect, they would be met by cold resistance by the smaller sects.
This might be alright if there were no competitors in the province. Take the Heaven Sect for example, they were the absolute powerhouse of the Central Orthodox Province. Nobody would dare object to their decisions. At most, people would agree in public but disagree in private. Although the Heaven Sect was overbearing, they were aware of the bottom line of the smaller sects.
The Heaven Sect also knew how to consider the interests of the smaller sects. They knew that only in this way could they gain their support.
Now, the entire Great Realm of Cultivation knew about what the Myriad Demons Sect did. The Myriad Demons Sect was also an overlord of their province, however, they weren’t as considerate as the Heaven Sect. They didn’t have as much support from their province as the Heaven Sect.
For more than a year, the Myriad Demons Sect has been failing to suppress the Black Tiger Gang. And instead of bowing down, the Black Tiger Gang even expanded towards the domain of two sects. This caused the prestige of the Myriad Demons Sect to diminish. And now that they made another bad decision, the Black Tiger Gang naturally wouldn’t let it go.
Jian Wuya was angry at the Myriad Demons Sect’s representative. The Demon Slaying Conference was a good chance for the nine super sects to gain absolute hegemony. Once the alliance was established, the power of the nine super sects would skyrocket. But at this crucial moment, the Myriad Demons Realm spoiled the pot. This has affected the eventual result of the alliance.
Jian Wuya turned towards the representatives of the Northern Divergent Province and said, “Everyone, please settle down. Our alliance is established to better deal with the Heavenly Demon Invasion. It doesn’t matter what happened, but I think the Myriad Demons Sect has made considerations about their move. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about it.”
However, the representatives of the Northern Divergent Province didn’t want to just let this situation off. Although the Heaven Sect was strong, it was very far from the Northern Divergent Province. The Heaven Sect couldn’t go to the Northern Divergent Province and project their strength. If they did, then they would receive the resistance of the entire province. Therefore, the representatives of the Northern Divergent Province didn’t care about Jian Wuya’s words.
Without waiting for Zhao Hai to answer, the representative of the Hundred Flowers Valley stood up. The Hundred Flowers Valley didn’t have a good relationship with the Myriad Demons Sect. It would be impossible for them to let their opponent off when they were down.
The representative of the Hundred Flowers Valley looked at Jian Wuya and said, “Sect Master Jian, it’s not that we’re not giving you face, but you should also know that the Heavenly Demon Invasion involves the entire Great Realm of Cultivation. This isn’t an independent matter. The Myriad Demons Realm’s actions caused us to worry about the alliance. We can’t trust them to hold the leadership over the province. I believe their leadership would cause us to be unable to defend against the Heavenly Demons. With them at the top, we would always be wary of being plotted against. We wouldn’t be able to fight at our best state.”
These words caused the entire Northern Divergent Province’s section to be in an uproar. The scene suddenly became chaotic. And following the Northern Divergent Province, the other provinces were also in an uproar.
Jian Wuya saw that the situation wasn’t doing very well. If the other sects follow the steps of the Northern Divergent Province, then the conference would lose its meaning.
Jian Wuya quickly said, “Everyone, please settle down. Since the friends from the Northern Divergent Province are against having the Myriad Demons Sect as their alliance leader, then you have to come up with an alternative.”
When the representative of the Myriad Demons Sect heard what Jian Wuya said, his face couldn’t help but change. He understood that Jian Wuya was planning to give up on the Myriad Demons Sect. In fact, he also understood that according to the current situation, it became impossible for the Myriad Demons Sect to become the alliance leader of the Northern Divergent Province.
Jian Wuya’s question stumped the representatives of the Northern Divergent Province. They just wanted to deflate the Myriad Demons Sect. But if the Myriad Demons Sect wasn’t allowed to become the alliance leader, what should the Northern Divergent Province do to defend against the Heavenly Demons? They really haven’t thought about it.
Jian Wuya’s eyes flashed with a scornful glint. He deliberately asked that question to shut the people of the Northern Divergent Province up. They have no idea what to do. Most of them were just causing chaos. Jian Wuya wants to suppress the people of the Northern Divergent Province to make the further discussions peaceful.
Zhao Hai looked at Jian Wuya and sneered inside. Then he gave Jian Wuya a salute before saying, “Since the Sect Master is asking for ideas, then I’ll have to offer a few humble words.”
Then he looked at everyone before continuing, “Who said that an alliance needs an alliance leader? I propose to remove the position of alliance head from the Northern Divergent Province. The province’s representatives would elect nine sects to oversee the alliance and establish an Elder’s Congress. The Congress would take charge in deciding how the alliance plans to deal with the Heavenly Demons. What does everyone think about this?”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, the people of the Northern Divergent Province became quiet. Then they immediately applauded the suggestion. Zhao Hai’s plan was perfect. The representatives of the Northern Divergent Province liked it.
When Jian Wuya heard what Zhao Hai said, his expression immediately changed. The Northern Divergent Province was setting a precedent. If the other provinces similarly adapt the Elder’s Congress, then the power of the nine super sects would be greatly diminished.
Jian Wuya didn’t expect that Zhao Hai would come up with such a method in a short time. Although Zhao Hai’s method seems to be aimed towards the Myriad Demons Sect and the Northern Divergent Province, everyone could see that it was also applicable to the other provinces.
Sure enough, Zhao Hai’s idea quickly gained approval from the other provinces. Before long, sounds of discussion reverberated in the hall.
Jian Wuya saw that the situation wasn’t doing very well. He knew that it was impossible to take control of it at this point. Therefore, he stood up and said, “Since everyone has different opinions, today’s meeting shall end here. Everyone, please discuss amongst yourselves when you head back. Meeting dismissed.” Hearing Jian Wuya, everyone stood up and walked out. The representative of the Myriad Demons Sect also stood up and looked at Zhao Hai with a cold gaze.
Zhao Hai felt the gaze of enmity aimed towards him and couldn’t help but turn around to take a look. Seeing the Myriad Demons Realm’s representative, he couldn’t help but smile before turning back and leaving.
The feud between the Black Tiger Gang and the Myriad Demons Sect have been set in stone. Zhao Hai ruined the good benefits that the Myriad Demons Sect wished to gain from the conference. Now, this feud could no longer be resolved. Only when one party perishes will this enmity end. And Zhao Hai was sure that it wouldn’t be the Black Tiger Gang who would perish.
As Zhao Hai was leaving the hall, someone’s voice was suddenly heard, “Mister Zhao Hai, please wait.” Zhao Hai turned his head and saw the Hidden Flower Valley’s representative. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stop and gave the person a bow as he said, “So it’s the Senior from the Hundred Flowers Valley. Zhao Hai pays his respects.”
The representative of the Hundred Flowers Valley laughed and said, “I didn’t expect Demon Blade Zhao Hai to be polite. It’s truly a surprise for this one. But Mister doesn’t need to be polite. Although my strength is well-known, Mister is on the same level as me. If Mister wants to give me face, just call me Senior Brother.”
Zhao Hai stared, he also didn’t expect the representative of the Hundred Flowers Valley to be polite. He quickly replied, “Senior Brother, forgive me for asking, but why did you call me over?”
The Hundred Flowers Valley liked Zhao Hai’s attitude, he chuckled and said, “I just want to know Junior Brother better. Can I invite Junior Brother to my room? Let me offer you our sect’s hundred flowers wine. It’s very famous. What do you think?”