Chapter 1837 – Three-day Training
“Report!” While Hua Wushang and Li Xunhua were talking about Zhao Hai, they suddenly heard a voice coming from outside. Both of them stopped. Then Hua Wushang said, “Come in.”
A Hundred Flowers Sect disciple walked in. Seeing this person, Hua Wushang immediately said, “What’s wrong? Did something happen to the people of the Freedom Alliance?”
Hua Wushang recognized this disciple. He was the person assigned to monitor Zhao Hai’s troops. Seeing him appear here, this meant that something happened to the people of the Freedom Alliance.
The disciple immediately replied, “Replying to Senior Brother, just now, Zhao Hai gathered his people saying that he’ll train them. Does Senior Brother want to take a look?”
Upon hearing the disciple, Hua Wushang and Li Xunhua couldn’t sit still. They quickly stood up and walked out. They want to see how Zhao Hai trains his troops. More importantly, they want to see what Zhao Hai is planning to do.
Before long, the two arrived at the Freedom Alliance’s camp. At this time, the troops were already out of their residences and were lined up in an orderly manner. Zhao Hai was currently adjusting their positions.
Seeing the two arrive, Zhao Hai gave them a nod as he said, “Did I alarm you two?”
Li Xunhua smiled and said, “We’re just curious so we came to take a look. We heard that Junior Brother is planning to train them. To be honest, our training methods aren’t very effective.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I don’t think this can be regarded as training. I just want to see their techniques and group them accordingly. It’s not a big deal.”
Just as Zhao Hai’s strength, he was grouping people according to their offensive and defensive capabilities. In fact, the Hundred Flowers Valley were doing the same time. It was known that if you carelessly mix cultivators, then the army would be a mess. Their offense wouldn’t be successful and their defenses wouldn’t be tight. This wasn’t a new invention.
Although Hua Wushang and Li Xunhua didn’t believe Zhao Hai immediately, they didn’t say anything and just stood there observing.
Before long, they were left disappointed. Zhao Hai was telling the truth. He was just grouping people according to their strengths and weaknesses. There’s nothing special to his process.
After observing for a while, the two found an excuse to leave. Zhao Hai didn’t make too many adjustments. He just divided the cultivators into teams. He also emphasized that they should obey his orders. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be polite.
These cultivators didn’t dare disobey Zhao Hai. They were much weaker than Zhao Hai. If they were to disobey, then they might get killed. Their sects wouldn’t even stand up for them. After all, it wasn’t a wise thing to offend a powerful expert like Zhao Hai for the sake of a spirit forming or core formation stage cultivator.
After distributing the communication tokens, Zhao Hai conducted a short training routine. Then he had everyone take a rest before giving a lecture on military tactics. This would improve their cooperation with each other. It was only in this way that these people could display their full strength.
The training lasted for three days. Although the Heavenly Demons provoked them repeatedly, the Freedom Alliance’s troops haven’t gone to battle. They continued training.
Hua Wushang didn’t say anything nor did the other cultivators of the Hundred Flowers Alliance. After all, the strongest cultivator that Zhao Hai brought was at the core formation stage. In the eyes of these cultivators, they were far too weak to make an impact. If they faced the Heavenly Demon Realm, these people would just die.
After three days of training, Zhao Hai looked for Hua Wushang and Li Xunhua. At this time, the two were inside Hua Wushang’s residence discussing methods to deal with the Heavenly Demons. After all, before the sect uses its true strength, the Heavenly Demons need to be held down.
When the two heard that Zhao Hai was coming over, they quickly invited him in. Because of the recent battles as well as Zhao Hai’s training, the three haven’t seen each other for three days. Zhao Hai’s arrival surprised Li Xunhua and Hua Wushuang.
After asking Zhao Hai to sit down, Hua Wushang looked at him and said, “Junior Brother Zhao, what’s the matter? If you need anything, don’t hesitate to tell us. There’s no need to be polite.”
In Hua Wushang’s eyes, Zhao Hai’s three-day preparation was still insufficient. Hua Wushang trained with his troops a lot. It can be said that from the start of the Heavenly Demon invasion, Hua Wushang has been training his troops. However, his efforts weren’t very effective. So when he saw Zhao Hai, he was thinking that Zhao Hai came over to ask for supplies. Hua Wushang wouldn’t be stingy in this regard. After all, Zhao Hai was here to support them. If he didn’t provide him with troops, then word might come up that Hua Wushang was close-fisted.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Senior Brother Hua is too polite. I didn’t come over to ask for supplies. After all, the people I brought are mostly at the spirit forming stage. Giving troops supplies would be useless. It won’t improve their combat strength, it would be a waste. This time, I’m here to tell you that our training is over. I can take them to battle.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Hua Wushang couldn’t help but stare. He looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Are you sure? You’re done that quickly?”
Zhao Hao nodded. Then he smiled bitterly and said, “With their strength, it’s impossible for them to get stronger in a short time. The best training ground for them would be the battlefield. Allowing them to participate in the fight would be most beneficial to them right now.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Hua Wushang paused for a moment. Then he nodded and said, “Alright. The next time the Heavenly Demons attack, you can enter alongside our troops. However, your troops would be your responsibility. What do you think?”
Zhao Hai understood what Hua Wushang meant. The cultivators that he brought were too weak. If those people are divided into Hua Wushang’s army, they might just drag the strength of the entire army down. It was better to leave them as their own army and let them be commanded by Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai has no problems with this, so he nodded and said, “Alright, then I’ll depend on Senior Brother later on. I’ll go make my preparations.” Then Zhao Hai cupped his fist towards the two before he left.
Seeing Zhao Hai leave, Hua Wushang turned to Li Xunhua and said, “Senior Brother Li, what do you think Zhao Hai is planning to do? Why is he so anxious to join the war?”
Li Xunhua smiled faintly and said, “It’s not that hard to guess. I think he wants to kill the troops that came with him this time so he can go back. The Black Tiger Gang is already hurting its bones trying to help us. I also heard that the Freedom Alliance’s first army wasn’t doing very well recently. They haven’t been suffering losses against the Heavenly Demons before Zhao Hai came over. Now that he left, it seems like the Heavenly Demons became aware and attacked the First Army. I reckon Zhao Hai wants to go back to stabilize the first army. After all, we’re just outsiders he’s helping out. The matters of the Freedom Alliance are more vital to the interests of the Black Tiger Gang.”
Hearing Li Xunhua, Hua Wushang immediately understood. He sighed and said, “It seems like I have been underestimating Zhao Hai. He’s as ruthless as the rest of us.”
Li Xunhua sneered and said, “If Zhao Hai isn’t ruthless, he wouldn’t have reached his current position. I heard that his Undead army numbered in the hundreds of thousands. And it seems like his Undead were all killed by him. If he isn’t ruthless, how could he kill thousands upon thousands of people.”
This was the first time that Hua Wushang heard of this matter. So he quickly said, “A hundred thousand? He killed them all? How is that possible? That’s hundreds of thousands of lives. Even if he just stood there and they would die, wouldn’t he feel pity?”
Li Xunhua sneered, “Pity? There’s no pity. He’s a dark mage. When he kills, he doesn’t have to do it himself. He can just command the Undead to do his bidding. But this also counts as doing it himself. I think that in Zhao Hai’s eyes, people are no longer people. They were just tools to make Undead.”
Hua Wushang nodded and his eyes couldn’t help but show dread. After all, no cultivator would feel comfortable being around someone who has killed hundreds of thousands of people and doesn’t regard lives seriously.
Li Xunhua added, “The Black Tiger Gang is truly lucky to have obtained Zhao Hai. However, we need to consider one point. In the past, our sect and all other sects in the Great World of Cultivation didn’t attach any importance towards lower realm cultivators. Talents might come up from the lower realms, but they aren’t used properly by us. In the end, they would just die in the Life and Death Arena. It’s too wasteful. Therefore, we need to pay more attention to the lower realm cultivators from now on.”
Hua Wushan nodded, “We should. Who would have thought that as a Battle Slave, Zhao Hai would reach his current status? And because of him, the Black Tiger Gang was able to reach its current position. However, its too late to pay attention to lower realm talents. I heard that the Black Tiger Gang stopped participating in the Life and Death Arena once Zhao Hai was discovered. All of the talents they got from the lower realms were being cultivated. It seems like they had been addicted to the benefits they gained from Zhao Hai.”
Li Xunhua smiled and said, “But they aren’t wrong to do so. However, talents like Zhao Hai are very rare. I’m afraid the Black Tiger Gang are just wasting their energy.”