Chapter 1839 – Leave As Soon As Possible
One sword to block thousands! Zhao Hai used his actions to prove that this statement wasn’t a myth. All alone, he blocked an army of 50 thousand Heavenly Demons.
When Zhao Hai returned to the Hundred Flowers Army, the Heavenly Demons turned frantic. Then they no longer attacked. The Heavenly Demon Army doesn’t have superior enough numbers to force an attack. If they did, they would only end up in a messy state.
Moreover, the Heavenly Demons recognized Zhao Hai. With this knowledge, they no longer dared to attack. Zhao Hai’s first army defeating Mo Like’s army multiple times was spread throughout the entire invading force of the Heavenly Demon Realm. They heard that Zhao Hai left the first army. Nobody expected him to appear in the Hundred Flowers Alliance. It can be said that Zhao Hai’s name was now infamous among the Heavenly Demons.
Heavenly Demons were militant, but they respected Experts. It didn’t matter what race this expert belonged, they would still be respected by the Heavenly Demons. Zhao Hai was undoubtedly someone worth the respect of the Heavenly Demon Race.
But at the same time, when the Heavenly Demons face Zhao Hai, they wouldn’t be holding back. They would try their best to kill him. For the Heavenly Demons, defeating a strong person would increase the strength of their dao. The stronger they respect a person, the more they want to defeat him.
Despite seeing the Heavenly Demons retreating, Hua Wushang still couldn’t calm his heart. What he saw shocked him. The prowess shown by the Freedom Alliance made him blush with shame.
The strength of the Freedom Alliance was worse than the Hundred Flowers Alliance. However, their battle results couldn’t be compared. The Freedom Alliance only paid 20 thousand people to kill 50 thousand Heavenly Demons. The exchange of casualties was surprising.
Hua Wushang and Li Xunhua now understood how Zhao Hai was able to defeat the Heavenly Demons. He was too formidable. He was able to use an army with spirit forming cultivators as a majority to defeat a core formation stage and above army of Heavenly Demons. If he was given a stronger army, what kind of result would he show?
After making arrangements for the Hundred Flowers Alliance army, Hua Wushang immediately went to Zhao Hai. At this moment, Zhao Hai was inspecting the Freedom Alliance Army. He was treating the injured cultivators while collecting the bodies in spatial bags.
When Hua Wushang found Zhao Hai, he was just about finished dealing with his tasks. Seeing Zhao Hai, Hua Wushang laughed and said, “Junior Brother, hahaha. Today’s battle has been great. Really great!”
Zhao Hai looked at Hua Wushang and then cupped his fist as he smiled and said, “Senior Brother Hua, you’re here. I just finished my matters here. Let’s go somewhere and have a chat.”
Hua Wushang nodded. Then he flew beside Zhao Hai. As the two were flying, Hua Wushang said, “Junior Brother Zhao, you don’t know how amazing your troops did in the battle just now. We’ve never seen such good results before. I really want to see if the Heavenly Demons still dares to underestimate us.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “Senior Brother is overpraising me.”
Hua Wushang waved his hand and said, “What overpraising? I’m telling the truth. Come with, Senior Brother Li is waiting for us. I’ll take out all of my Hundred Flowers Wine. We’ll be drinking until we can no longer stand up!”
Zhao Hai nodded and then went to Hua Wushang’s cave residence. At this time, Li Xunhua was standing outside waiting for them. Seeing the two arriving, Li Xunhua immediately welcomed them, “Junior Brother Zhao, good work. Good command! Let’s head in quickly.”
The three entered Hua Wushang’s residence and then sat down. With an excited face, Hua Wushang said, “Junior Brother Zhao Hai, you’ve done very well. The Heavenly Demons haven’t suffered that many losses. Looking at their expression, it seems like they’re dying to eat you. Hahaha. Satisfying, too satisfying.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “It’s nothing. I’m just taking advantage of the enemy. Seeing my army’s strength, they didn’t take us seriously. In the end, they suffered a huge loss.”
Hua Wushang shook his head and said, “Not necessarily. I know how strong the Heavenly Demons are. Even if they underestimated you, they still sent 100 thousand troops. This means they are treating you with importance. Despite that, you were able to kill 50 thousand. It’s extraordinary.”
Li Xunhua nodded and said, “That’s right. And afterwards they no longer held back. Yet you still managed to kill half.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “The commander might value us, but it might not apply to the ordinary Heavenly Demons. The weakest Heavenly Demon is at the core formation stage. Compared to them, the strength of my army is very low. If they didn’t underestimate us, they should have noticed something when we stopped and tried to fight against them. In that case, it would be strange if they didn’t suffer any losses.”
Hua Wushang and Li Xunhua nodded. Although they were surprised by Zhao Hai’s achievement, they felt better when they heard Zhao Hai. This was how things happened sometimes. Upon seeing an outstanding person, people would immediately find all kinds of reasons to downplay their achievement. This way, they would feel better. Hua Wushang and Li Xunhua were feeling the same way.
Li Xunhua lifted his wine glass and said, “No matter what, we managed to cause the Heavenly Demons to lose a lot. Come on, let’s toast to this win!” Zhao Hai and Hua Wushang also raised their wine glass.
After drinking the wine, Hua Wushang sighed and said, “Although the battle was refreshing, the Heavenly Demons would certainly take revenge given their character. We have to make advance preparations.”
Zhao Hai and Li Xunhua nodded. Then Li Xunhua said, “The Heavenly Demons suffered a huge loss this time. They definitely wouldn’t let this go. I think they will attack soon.”
Zhao Hai replied, “When they arrive, they will definitely pay more attention to us. The troops I brought are very limited. If they come with us with too many troops, I’m afraid we wouldn’t be able to make any moves.”
Hua Wushang and Li Xunhua nodded. They were aware of Zhao Hai’s situation. His army is too small. Although they could still cause damage to the Heavenly Demons, their result would be very small.
Hua Wushang and Li Xunhua looked at each other and didn’t say anything. If it wasn’t for their plan to weaken the Freedom Alliance, they would have handed the alliance army’s control over to Zhao Hai. They would have been able to gain a huge advantage against the Heavenly Demon Army. But they couldn’t do it right now.
Neither of the two doubted Zhao Hai’s commanding ability. If Zhao Hai was given control over the army, he would definitely be able to defeat the Heavenly Demon Army. But that might not be advantageous for the Hundred Flower Alliance.
Although the Hundred Flowers Alliance obeyed the Hundred Flowers Valley, this was because of the Heavenly Demon Invasion. Once this pressure was lost, would the alliance still exist? If it does, would the Hundred Flowers Valley still have the same amount of power? That’s hard to say.
Additionally, if the Hundred Flowers valley wants to gain a greater reputation in the Northern Divergent Province, they would have to weaken the other sects. Therefore, it was impossible for Zhao Hai to command the Hundred Flowers Alliance army.
Hua Wushang looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Junior Brother Zhao, I think we should contact the Valley Master and ask for more troops from the alliance. This way, they could supplement your army. What do you think?”
Zhao Hai shook his head. Then he smiled bitterly and said, “It’s useless. The reason my army has their current fighting strength is because they have been trained. If new people came over, there won’t be enough time for them to train. And if they cannot follow my exact commands, then the army would become chaotic. It would only be a disadvantage during the battle. Therefore, sending more people to me wouldn’t be a good idea.”
Hua Wushang nodded and no longer talked about the topic. His words were just probing. He didn’t really want to give Zhao Hai more troops. Even if Zhao Hai agrees, he would just find excuses so that troops won’t be sent.
Moreover, Zhao Hai was aware of the first army’s situation. Although it didn’t suffer heavy losses, the losses it incurred were no longer advantageous. The army was slowly moving towards a completely defensive position.
Fortunately, Tie Ying was a stable commander. He didn’t give Mo Like a chance to win. This reassured Zhao Hai. As long as nothing happened to the first army, then everything else was easy.
Also, Zhao Hai needs to come over and support the Hundred Flowers Valley. Firstly, this would cause the Heavenly Flowers Valley to be relieved. Secondly, the losses of the first army would weaken the other sects. Although it was a cold-blooded action, it was necessary for the future of the Black Tiger Gang.
The three drank wine for some time before Zhao Hai left. However, Li Xunhua didn’t leave. After Zhao Hai left, Li Xunhua looked at Hua Wushang and said, “He isn’t even wounded. Zhao Hai is formidable. What do you think?”
Hua Wushang replied, “He needs to return to the Black Tiger Gang as soon as possible. The longer he stays here, the more discontent the other sects would feel towards us. Moreover, I’m also afraid that the Freedom Alliance’s first army wouldn’t be able to stop the Heavenly Demons. If the Black Tiger Gang gets eliminated, it wouldn’t be good for us.”
Li Xunhua nodded. He approves Hua Wushang’s plan.