Chapter 1818 – Ruthless Plan
“Are you telling the truth?” Tie Zhantian confirmed what he heard with Zhang Fang.
Zhang Feng nodded and added, “In fact, Little Hai currently has seven immortal-level Undead. They are the Myriad Demons Sect’s Elder Zhu, the Wandering Soul Group’s Supreme Elder, and the Myriad Demon Realm’s Five Discolored Venerables. Elder Zhu and the Wandering Soul Group’s Supreme Elder was killed when we were attacking the Wandering Soul Group. The Five Discolored Venerables were killed when they ambushed us back in Bright Yang City. It was because of this knowledge that I dared to receive the Black Turtle Ancestor into the sect.”
Upon hearing Zhang Feng, Tie Zhantian and the others blanked out. Then they couldn’t help but breathe in cold air. They were worried that the Black Tiger Gang was lacking in immortal experts. They didn’t expect Zhao Hai to have seven immortal-level Undead. Wasn’t this too abnormal?
Tie Zhantian looked at Zhang Feng and said, “Why didn’t you tell us before?”
Zhang Feng smiled bitterly and said, “Martial Uncle, how could I reveal it? If I told you, the entire Great Realm of Cultivation might find out. If the super sects knew about Little Hai’s ability before the Heavenly Demons arrived, they would immediately come and destroy us. They would be afraid of Zhao Hai’s existence.”
Tie Zhantian was silent, then he nodded and said, “That’s true. It’s good that you didn’t tell us. Hearing Little Hai win against the Heavenly Demons and defeating 50 immortal Heavenly Demons, I’m sure that he used his immortal-level Undead. Now information about his ability would be known. But with the Heavenly Demon Invasion currently going on, nobody could keep Little Hai in check. This is a good thing for our Black Tiger Gang.”
Zhang Feng nodded, “I was thinking the same. If Little Hai didn’t use his Undead, it would be impossible for him to defeat the immortal-level Heavenly Demons. Although Little Hai didn’t send a detailed report of the fight, I can imagine what happened during the battle.”
Tie Zhantian gave a nod, then he knit his brows and said, “Little Hai causing trouble in the Demon Slaying Conference is something that I would expect. What surprised me is his proposal for the Elder’s Congress. I don’t know how many wars Little Hai has been part of, but he came from the lower realms. He should be aware that the Elder Congress isn’t suitable for the battlefield. Why did he still propose it?”
Hearing Tie Zhantian, everyone thought about it. They all looked at Tie Zhantian. Only Hu Liangchen’s eyes lit up. Then he said, “I was also surprised about this matter. But if it is what I thought, isn’t Little Hai’s plan a bit too big?”
Zhang Feng looked at Hu Liangchen and Tie Zhantian as he asked, “Martial Uncle, Uncle Hu, what do you mean?”
Hu Liangchen looked at Zhang Feng, then he sighed and said, “You’re still too tender compared to Little Hai. Little Hai is indeed worthy of being an ascendant from the lower realms. He knows how to be ruthless. He deliberately proposed the Elder’s Congress because he knows that it isn’t suitable for the battlefield. An Elder’s Congress would make decisions very slow to become finalized. As a result, it would be normal for cultivators to lose a lot against the Heavenly Demons. And the bigger the loss, the weaker the Great Realm of Cultivation would be. When the time comes, as long as the Black Tiger Gang has enough strength, we would be able to dominate the entire realm!”
Hearing Hu Liangchen, Zhang Feng and the others couldn’t help but breathe in cold air. They didn’t think that Zhao Hai would have such plans as he proposed the Elder’s Congress.
Tie Zhantian interjected, “Although Little Hai’s plan is somewhat ruthless, we have to agree that it’s the most suitable plan for the Black Tiger Gang. Although the Black Tiger Gang has existed for a long time, we’re still far from the background of the super sects. If we don’t use tricks and schemes to shorten the distance, we would never catch up to them. I don’t know if Little Hai meant to do it or not, but no matter what, nobody is allowed to spread about today’s events. Treat it as though nothing happened.”
Everyone responded at the same time. They knew that if what they discussed were to go into public, Zhao Hai would be unlucky along with the Black Tiger Gang. There were countless people who were thinking of excuses to deal with the Black Tiger Gang. If they were given a reason, they would definitely make use of it.
Tie Zhantian looked at everyone and saw that they understood what he meant. Then he said, “The most important thing right now is sending reinforcements to the frontline. No matter what Little Hai’s goal was, we cannot make the sects comfortable. Although they are our allies, they weren’t people of the Black Tiger Gang. We don’t have to take care of them. Little Feng, release information about my breakthrough. At the same time, make the other sects speed up their deployment of troops.”
Zhang Feng nodded, “Yes, Martial Uncle. I’ll deal with it immediately.”
Tie Zhantian nodded and said, “Alright, all of you go. I still need to consolidate my strength. Right, tell Little Hai about what we talked about. Ask him about his plan. See if we can coordinate with him. This period is an opportunity for the Black Tiger Gang to grow.”
Tie Zhantian was never an honest and good-natured person. To be honest, although Zhao Hai’s plan was ruthless, it suited Tie Zhantian’s tastes. As long as this plan succeeds, the rise of the Black Tiger Gang would be inevitable.
Everyone followed Tie Zhantian’s instructions and left. After Zhang Feng left Tie Zhantian’s room, he took out a jade sword message and sent it to Zhao Hai. At the same time, he also ordered the news of Tie Zhantian’s breakthrough to be spread. The news of a new immortal expert in the Black Tiger Gang was announced to the entire Great Realm of Cultivation.
After completing these two tasks, Zhang Feng began to urge the other sects to hurry up with their reinforcements. The other sects also understood Zhang Feng’s urging. After all, the situation of the frontlines wasn’t optimistic. If they couldn’t send troops as soon as possible, the frontlines might suffer an accident. Therefore, the various sects also quickened their mobilization of troops.
Zhao Hai stood on the Hell King’s Ship with a jade sword message in his hand. This was the message that Zhang Feng sent him. Its contents were very simple. First, it informed him of Tie Zhantian’s breakthrough to the immortal stage. The second thing was asking him what his plan was in proposing the Elder’s Congress.
Zhang Feng asking this question meant that his plan had been discovered. However, Zhao Hai didn’t care even if this was known to everyone. People were selfish, Zhao Hai’s proposal for the Elder’s Congress might be good for the Black Tiger Gang, but other people might not think so. This was because other people have no clear idea of the Black Tiger Gang’s true strength. Moreover, people wouldn’t want to give up their power with the alliance head system. Zhao Hai’s proposal for the Elder’s Congress wasn’t made for the Black Tiger Gang, but for these other people instead.
Because of this, Zhao Hai wasn’t worried that his plan was seen through by Tie Zhantian and the others. Besides the Black Tiger Gang, nobody would know about his true goal.
Zhao Hai immediately sent a reply to Zhang Feng. He congratulated Tie Zhantian for his promotion. Then he told Zhang Feng about his plan. Then finally, he informed Zhang Feng that the Heavenly Demons were beginning to attack once more.
Zhao Hai wasn’t speaking nonsense. The attack of the Heavenly Demons was truly about to begin. The Heavenly Demons weren’t willing to accept defeat, especially if they were defeated by an enemy they outnumbered by double. The result of the battle was unbearable for the Heavenly Demons. So after the reinforcements caught up with the defeated army, they reorganized themselves and charged once more. Naturally, their target was Zhao Hai and the others. And this time, their army was much larger.
Zhao Hai was monitoring the Heavenly Demon Army. Therefore, their action couldn’t be hidden from Zhao Hai. So after sending a letter to Zhang Feng, he immediately gathered the commanders who were still on the frontline.
These commanders now fully believed in Zhao Hai. So when Zhao Hai called them over, they immediately arrived. Once everyone was inside the meeting room, Zhao Hai said, “I called you over to tell you bad news. The Heavenly Demon Army is coming for us. This time, the enemy sent more people. Now, their total troops reached about 2 million, which is more than the army we just faced. We will be facing a hard battle that we cannot retreat from. If we retreat, we would be giving the Heavenly Demons a large territory. Most importantly, if we retreat, half of the sects behind us will be occupied. Once that happens, we could no longer use transmission formations for reinforcement. Therefore, we can only stop them here.”
Everyone nodded. Nobody made a noise. They knew that Zhao Hai must have a plan. They were waiting for him to lay it out.
Zhao Hai looked at everyone and said, “It’s almost impossible for our numbers to block 2 million Heavenly Demons. Currently, we have 50 large artifacts. These 50 large artifacts would be essential to our defense. I won’t ask anyone to sacrifice their lives. I don’t want you to die in vain. So if everyone wants to keep your lives, there’s only one way. Hand the control of your large artifacts to me. Only in this way can we block the attack of the Heavenly Demon Army.”