Chapter 1827 – Soaring Dragon
Zhao Hai was currently soaking in the Space’s hot spring alongside Laura and the others. Once in a while, the group would laugh from their conversation.
Seeing Zhao Hai was sitting there with his eyes closed, Meg slowly swam over and gently massaged his shoulders. Zhao Hai let out a breath of comfort as he said, “Meg, your technique is getting better and better.”
Meg smiled faintly and said, “I’m not like the other sisters. I don’t have much talent. I can only serve the Young Master the best I can.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and didn’t say anything about it. He smiled faintly and said, “It has been hard on you.” Meg just smiled.
At this time, Laura went beside Zhao Hai and asked, “Brother Hai, what should we do next? Judging by the current situation, it would be impossible to drive the Heavenly Demons back to the Heavenly Demon Realm. Through liquid silver, we saw low-level Heavenly Demons harvesting herbs and materials. It seems like they’re also preparing for a long and drawn-out war.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “That seems to be the case. But now is not the time to attack with all our strength. I always felt that the nine super sects are holding a secret. Moreover, they seem to be holding back against the Heavenly Demons. It seems like they’re waiting for something.”
Laura frowned, “Brother Hai, why do you have this feeling?”
Zhao Hai replied, “Did you forget? Even small sects in the Heavenly Demon Realm have several immortal experts. So if the Heavenly Demons wanted to occupy the Great Realm of Cultivation, why would they send so little immortal experts? Although they have more troops than us, the scale is much lower than what I expected. Isn’t there something wrong about this?”
When he heard Zhao Hai, Laura couldn’t help but stare. Then upon thinking about this, he nodded and said, “That’s true. Almost all of the sects in the Great Realm of Cultivation sent their immortal experts to fight the Heavenly Demons. However, the Heavenly Demon Realm only sent a small fraction of their immortal experts. There’s something strange about this matter.”
Zhao Hai replied, “There’s also the reaction of the nine super sects. They should be aware of the Heavenly Demon Realm’s strength. But when the invasion arrived, they were still thinking of seizing power. Being the top sects of the Great Realm of Cultivation, they shouldn’t be so stupid. So I believe that the nine super sects must have some trump card that they had yet to use. And the Heavenly Demons were aware of this. Therefore, they didn’t attack with all of their strength. It was as if they were waiting for the nine super sects to reveal their aces.”
Laura thought about it before she said, “Brother Hai, how about asking Elder Hu Shan? He should have some ideas.”
Zhao Hai stared, then he patted his head and said, “I’ms an idiot. I didn’t think of that. Alright, I’ll go ask him later.”
Laura laughed and said, “Hu Shan is living well in the Space. He’s learning new things with Grandpa Green and the others. If they aren’t learning, they would be drinking wine. He’s living a good life.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “This might be the life he wants to live. Alright, there’s no need to worry about him. I’ll just ask him what’s going on with the nine super sects.” After speaking, Zhao Hai stood up and then went to see Hu Shan.
Like what Laura said, Hu Shan was living a comfortable time in the Space. Together with Grandpa Green, they researched formations and looked for ways to utilize it to make life more comfortable. They didn’t bother about using formations for battle.
Zhao Hai didn’t mind them. It’s good that they want to research whatever they want. Hearing that Zhao Hai was looking for him, Hu Shan immediately came out.”
Zhao Hai gave Hu Shan a bow and said, “Master, I have something to ask you. The Heavenly Demon Realm has invaded the Great Realm of Cultivation. But I discovered that they weren’t doing their best to attack. Moreover, the nine super sects don’t seem to be afraid of them. Do the nine super sects have a secret they could use?”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Hu Shan smiled and said, “I didn’t expect that you would think about this. But yes, the nine super sects do indeed have a secret. However, they would only use it if they’re in a life and death situation. Otherwise, they wouldn’t bring it out.”
Zhao Hai looked at Hu Shan in confusion. Looking at Zhao Hai’s expression, Hu Shan smiled faintly and said, “This universe is composed of multiple realms on different layers. How many layers, nobody knows. There’s the small realms at the bottom, then the Hundred Treasures Realm that you came from can be said to be at the second layer. The Great Realm of Cultivation is at the third layer. The higher the layer, the more powerful the realm. Naturally, the pressure of the heavens and the earth would be more powerful the higher you go. If you enter the fourth layer, I’m afraid you wouldn’t be able to display a thousandth of your current strength. It’s only on the first three layers that the pressure isn’t as powerful.”
This was the first time Zhao Hai heard Hu Shan saw this. He couldn’t help but be more serious. He knows that what Hu Shan was going to tell him next would be very useful.
Hu Shan looked at Zhao Hai and said, “In the bottom three layers, as long as you’re strong enough, you would be able to ascend without much trouble. But if you want to go to the fourth layer from the third layer, you would have a hard time. Do you know why the Great Realm of Cultivation uses things like the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield?”
Zhao Hai shook his head. Then he said, “Isn’t it to select talents from the lower realms? After all, the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield is created by an almighty senior from the Great Realm of Cultivation.”
Hu Shan nodded, “You’re right but also wrong. The Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield is indeed used to get talents from the Lower Realms. However, the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield was actually not made by a cultivator of the Great Realm of Cultivation. Instead, it was granted to the Great Realm of Cultivation by a Great Sect in the fourth layer.”
Zhao Hai was stunned. Hu Shan continued, “There’s a place similar to the Ten-thousand Realms Battlefield in the Great World of Cultivation. However, that place isn’t for everyone. Only immortal experts of the sects are qualified to go there.
Zhao Hai was shocked, thoroughly shocked. He didn’t think that a place like the Ten-thousand Realms Battlefield would exist in the Great World of Cultivation. This was truly unexpected.
Hu Shan replied, “The Ten-thousand Realms Battlefield in the Great Realm of Cultivation is more powerful than the one in the lower realm. Firstly, the suppression is greater. Immortal Experts could only display strength equivalent to transcending tribulation experts. The battlefield is divided into 81 areas. Our Great Realm of Cultivation occupies area 72. Moreover, it doesn’t mean that you’re qualified to enter the battlefield even if you manage area 72. Of course, the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield in the third layer isn’t named like that. Instead, it was called the Soaring Dragon Realm.”
“Soaring Dragon Realm? A fish leaping through the dragon’s gate?” Zhao Hai muttered.
Hu Shan nodded, “Correct. Not just anyone can enter the Soaring dragon Realm. If you aren’t in the immortal stage, you can’t enter. If you don’t have the permission of the fourth layer, you can’t enter. People of the third layer can enter, but they can’t stay there forever. If you’re too weak, you would be expelled from the Soaring Dragon Realm. There have been cases where entire realms were kicked out of the Soaring Dragon Realm.”
Zhao Hai nodded. In other words, the Soaring Dragon Realm has regulations. If an individual or a realm’s strength isn’t enough, then they wouldn’t be qualified to enter.
Hu Shand added, “Every ten thousand years, people from the fourth layer would come and conduct an inspection of the Soaring Dragon Realm. If they find that a certain realm is too weak, then they would be thrown out and then another stronger realm would replace them. Those who enter the Soaring Dragon Realm would cultivate there and strive to become the strongest. If the people from the fourth layer see that you’re qualified, you would be taken to the fourth layer and become a disciple of a fourth layer sect. At the same time, your sect would be rewarded with a benefit similar to the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. And if you’re unqualified, you would be kicked out and barred from entering again for 100 years.”
Hu Shan looked at Zhao Hai and elaborated, “You shouldn’t look down on the 100-year period. That is 100 years in the Soaring Dragon Realm. The flow of time in the Soaring Dragon Realm is 5 times faster than the Great Realm of Cultivation. This means that spending 100 years in the Soaring Dragon Realm is 500 years in the Great Realm of Cultivation. The Soaring Dragon Realm has all kinds of powerful beasts. In addition to battling other people, there are also regions that are extremely dangerous. It’s normal for immortal experts to perish in battles.”
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but breathe in cold air. He didn’t expect that the Soaring Dragon Realm would have a different time flow compared to the Great Realm of Cultivation. If you go to the Soaring Dragon Realm, your lifespan would burn five times as fast. A person with a lifespan of 1000 years would only have 200 years of life inside the realm. Such a time flow was terrifying.
Hu Shan continued, “It’s because of this time flow that the people of the fourth layer stipulated that only immortal experts could enter the Soaring Dragon Realm. It must be known that the fourth layer has a time flow 10 times faster than the Great World of Cultivation. In other words, if you have a lifespan of 10 thousand, it would be reduced to 1 thousand in the fourth layer.”
Zhao Hai was stunned. He didn’t expect the fourth layer to have a more unforgiving time flow than the Soaring Dragon Realm. But why would the people of the Great World of Cultivation strive to enter the fourth layer?
Looking at Zhao Hai’s confused expression, Hu Shan knew what he was thinking. So he explained, “Are you thinking why people of the Great Realm of Cultivation would still want to enter the fourth layer? Why they are willing to reduce their lifespan by a factor of 10?”
Zhao Hai nodded, “I’m confused. Why would an immortal expert want to go to a place where their lifespan was reduced?”
Hu Shan smiled bitterly and said, “To live longer!”