Chapter 1832 – Hundred Flowers Valley Asking For Reinforcements
There were no energy fluctuations at all, it looked like a statue! This was the feeling that Zero One gave Zhao Hai. It seemed like there was a crystal statue standing in front of him.
Zhao Hai looked at Zero One and said, “Zero One, can you hide all of your energy?”
Zero One opened his mouth and said, “Yes I can. I felt that all of the energy in this subspace belonged to me, so I took it all back. I also gained abilities. I can transform into a giant. I also have this form. When I become a giant, I won’t have the appearance of a skeleton but instead an enlarged version of my current appearance.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Good. Then do you have a dao avatar? How strong are you?”
Zero one answered, “I cannot use a dao avatar. If I increase my body size, I don’t need dao avatars. As for my fighting strength, I still don’t know. However, I should be more powerful compared to most immortal-stage experts.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Good. The stronger you are, the better. Alright, follow me.” After he said that, Zhao Hai returned to the Space with Zero One. Then he left Zero One inside as he returned to the first army base.
When he returned to the first army base, Zhao Hai finally felt at ease. Although it might take some time before Hu Wei and the others could be briefed about the Undead formations, Zhao Hai was already happy that he has them. Zhao Hai was now more confident in fighting against the Heavenly Demon Realm and the nine super sects.
Then there was also Zero One. Zhao Hai believed that nobody in the Great World of Cultivation was stronger than him.
Zhao Hai was usually inside the Hell King’s Ship when he’s in the first army base. Most of the other troops were also inside the large artifacts. However, there were still people in the base itself. There were also people assigned to the headquarters of the small sects. They were there to act as sentries and also as receivers for the people from the Freedom Alliance.
There aren’t a lot of matters that Zhao Hai needed to take care of. Mo Like’s army was already being monitored by Cai’er. Meanwhile, the operation of the first army would be taken care of by Lizzy and Megan. Naturally, these issues would arrive with Zhao Hai’s voice. The conflicts between the two armies were now reduced to small skirmishes along the borders of the territory.
On the other hand, the entire Great Realm of Cultivation was very lively. The Myriad Demons Sect and the Hundred Flowers Valley’s alliances were being attacked by the Heavenly Demon Army multiple times. Although the two were able to block the attacks, they suffered heavy casualties during each attack. They needed multiple injections of troops in order to hold on.
The other provinces also weren’t doing quite as well. Besides the victories of the Central Orthodox Province’s Heaven Sect, the other provinces had very few victories against the Heavenly Demons. Because of this, the combat results of the Freedom Alliance’s First Army appeared more eye-catching. At the same time, Zhao Hai’s name spread throughout the entire Great World of Cultivation. Even the Heavenly Demons in the other provinces have heard of Zhao Hai’s name.
Another three days passed. In these three days, Hu Wei and the others have been learning how to utilize their full strength. The reason they were able to dominate their opponents in the Ancestor Corpse World was because they were much stronger than them and also because of the yin qi. For some cultivators, yin qi was literal poison. When those cultivators arrive in the Ancestor Corpse World, their strength would be greatly reduced. And because Hu Wei’s troops were basically born as an Undead there, they were naturally able to defeat their enemies.
But because they had been fighting inside the subspace, they only relied on their instincts to fight. Therefore, although they were at the immortal-stage, they weren’t able to show their full strength. It was impossible for them to fight like this.
Zhao Hai had the Space’s immortal Undead teach Hu Wei and the others how to fight outside. This way, they would be able to show their full strength.
Hu Wei and his troops were a special case. They had a strong cultivation base, but they didn’t know how to use them. They learned very quickly. In three days, Hu Wei and the others could display the combat strength equal to normal immortal experts. In a few more days, they would become a terrifying immortal-stage army in the outside world.
While waiting for Hu Wei and the others to finish learning, Zhao Hai received a jade sword message from Zhang Feng. The message said that an envoy from the Hundred Flowers Valley had arrived. They were asking for reinforcements from the Black Tiger Gang.
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare at the jade sword message. Has the Hundred Flower Valley lost too many that they needed external help?
Zhao Hai hesitated, then he asked Cai’er, “Cai’er, how’s the Hundred Flowers Valley doing? Were they in a situation where they needed to ask for help?”
Cai’er replied, “Young Master, although they weren’t doing well, they haven’t reached a point where they had to ask for reinforcements. They lost a lot in fighting the Heavenly Demons. We have received around 100 thousand Undead from their side. However, such losses aren’t enough for them to be desperate.”
Zhao Hai nodded. Then he said, “What scheme is the Hundred Flowers Valley brewing right now? Otherwise, they wouldn’t have asked for reinforcements this soon. What do they want to do?”
Cai’er replied, “Young Master, although we haven’t mapped the core parts of the Hundred flowers Valley, we have a general idea of their situation. The Hundred Flowers Valley still has plenty of troops they haven’t used. These troops are currently training in a secret location. They rarely showed themselves. Therefore, not a lot of people know about their existence.”
Zhao Hai stared, “So the Hundred Treasures Realm still has people they could use, but they ran to us to ask for help? What are they doing? Do they want to reduce their losses using this method?”
This time, Laura answered, “Brother Hai, they might have the same plan as us. They’re asking for help to preserve their strength. So once the Heavenly Demons are driven away, they will show their cards and conquer the Northern Divergent Province in one go.”
Zhao Hai stared, then his eyes shone, “That’s possible. Those fellows from the Hundred Flowers Valley are always scheming something. Haha. Their ambition is truly big.”
Laura replied, “Now that we know their plan, should we still send troops?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Send? Of course we’ll send troops. We will lose a lot of people. But when the time comes, nobody would doubt the Black Tiger Gang.”
Laura paused, then she frowned and said, “But in this way, we’ll need someone to lead the army. Besides Brother Hai, I can’t think of anyone else to command it. If we trust the wrong person, our advantageous losses would turn into real losses.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Then I’ll lead the troops. I want to say what tricks the Hundred Flowers Valley decides to use.”
Laura stared, then she said, “But if Brother Hai goes to the Hundred Flowers Valley, who will take over the command of the first army?”
Zhao Hai thought about it and said, “I’ll tell First Senior Brother about my plan first. Let’s see what he thinks of it. If he doesn’t agree to letting me go, then I won’t go.”
Laura nodded, then Zhao Hai took out a jade sword message and then sent it to Zhang Feng. He was asking Zhang Feng’s opinion on this matter. At the same time, he hoped that Zhang Feng could send someone to take command over the first army.
After Zhang Feng received Zhao Hai jade sword message, he couldn’t help stare. Then he called Hu Liangchen and then gave the jade sword message to him as he said, “Uncle Hu, take a look. These are Little Hai’s thoughts.”
Hu Liangchen received the jade sword message and then scanned it with his spiritual force. After looking through the contents, he couldn’t help but frown, “Little Hai’s plan is very good. However, we don’t have the right person to command the first army. We cannot let go of the first army no matter what.”
Zhang Feng nodded and said, “I have the same thought. However, the Hundred Flowers Valley is asking for help, we cannot ignore it. The Hundred Flowers Valley aren’t good guys. If we ignore their request, they might use it against us later. Also, sending troops over would better hide the strength of the Black Tiger Gang. It would make everyone feel at ease when around us.”
Hu Liangchen nodded, “Then have Little Hai go over. I think Tie Ying should be able to command the first army. Tie Ying is strong enough and he’s a stable person. Although he isn’t as good at Zhao Hai in command, there should be no problem with him holding down the first army. After Zhao Hai is finished with the Hundred Flowers Valley, he can come back and take over the first army. Besides Zhao Hai, the people of the first army wouldn’t accept any other people to take command.”
Zhang Feng laughed, “That’s Little Hai’s strength. Alright, then I’ll go with Uncle Hu’s idea. I’ll send Senior Brother Tie to the first army to be the temporary commander. I believe Little Hai will be back in a short time.”
Hu Liangchen nodded. Zhang Feng took out a jade sword message and sent it to Zhao Hai. At the same time, he informed the other sects in the Freedom Alliance about dispatching troops to the Hundred Flowers Valley.
Supporting the Hundred Flowers Valley isn’t just the Black Tiger Gang’s responsibility. It includes the entire Freedom Alliance. The Hundred Flowers Valley also sent their request in the name of their alliance. Zhang Feng sent jade sword messages to the various sects inviting them over to have a discussion.
Before long, representatives of the various sects arrived at the Black Tiger Gang. They didn’t oppose sending troops to the Hundred Flowers Valley, but they thought that they shouldn’t send too many troops. After all, the situation of the Freedom Alliance wasn’t good either.
Zhang Feng understood everyone’s thoughts. The Freedom Alliance’s second army was barely holding back the Heavenly Demons while the first army was in a stalemate. In this case, the sects couldn’t send too many people to the Hundred Flowers Valley.
In the end, Zhang Feng and the others decided on sending 150 thousand troops to the Hundred Flowers Valley. Of the 150 thousand, 30 thousand would come from the Black Tiger Gang while the other sects would send the rest. The cultivators to be sent were carefully selected by Zhang Feng. The strongest of these people were at the Nascent Soul Stage. Zhang Feng wanted to give the Hundred Flowers Valley the idea that they were doing their best. This way, the valley wouldn’t be vigilant towards the Black Tiger Gang.
Naturally, the Black Tiger Gang also has hidden troops. Don’t forget, the Black Tiger Gang’s base was divided into several layers. To the other sects, the Black Tiger Gang’s base has only one floor. In fact, the other layers of the base would only be mobilized if the Black Tiger Gang itself was being attacked.
The hidden troops of the Black Tiger Gang were hidden on the other floors. And these floors could only be accessed through transmission formations. Now that the Black Tiger Gang were sending their spirit forming stage cultivators, it would seem to other people that the strength of the Black Tiger Gang has been squeezed dry.
While Zhang Feng was selecting who to send, Zhao Hai was also making his arrangements. All of the sub commanders and the immortal experts of the first army were invited to the Hell King’s Ship. Once everyone arrived, Zhao Hai said, “Everyone, I will be leaving the first army for a while. The first army will temporarily be under the command of Senior Brother Tie Ying. I hope everyone can cooperate with him.”
Zhao Hai’s words plunged the meeting room into chaos. A sub commander stood up and said, “Commander, you can’t leave. What would we do if you leave? There are still millions of Heavenly Demons in front of us. If other people take command, we wouldn’t be as confident in fighting the Heavenly Demons.”
The others followed soon. Even the immortal experts expressed their thoughts. Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “Everyone. Please listen to me. I just received news that the Hundred Flowers Valley could no longer hold on. They have no other choice but to ask the Freedom Alliance for help. However, the Freedom Alliance doesn’t have a lot of reserve troops left. In the end, the alliance decided that I should lead the troops. I know that the life and death of the Hundred Flowers Alliance has nothing to do with us. But have you thought about what would happen if the Hundred Flowers Alliance gets wiped out? Without the Hundred Flowers Alliance, the Heavenly Demons would turn their attention to us. When that time comes, I am not confident in stopping their advance.”
Once they heard Zhao Hai, everyone quieted down. They knew that Zhao Hai’s words were correct. However, they still don’t want Zhao Hai to leave. In their minds, Zhao Hai was the key to their victory. If Zhao Hai left, they would no longer be confident in their chances.