Chapter 1840 – A Large-scale Attack
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but laugh as he listened to the conversation between Hua Wushang and Li Xunhua. Naturally, he wants to go back to the first army. Now that the two wanted him to go back as well, it was even better.
After laughing, Zhao Hai said, “Those two are really interesting. They always cooperate with my plans. Haha.”
Laura also chuckled and said, “At least you don’t need to make excuses. By the way, the Heavenly Demons are about to take action. What are you planning to do?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “If we don’t lose more people, then we won’t have an excuse to leave. In the next battle, the Heavenly Demons would pay extra attention to us. Our losses would certainly be big. We can use the results to leave this place. It should also be time for me to return to the first army. With their current morale, I’m afraid the army will disband soon.”
Laura smiled faintly and said, “It’s not that easy to defeat the first army. But it’s also good for you to return. However, the first army has lost a lot recently. If their losses reach a certain point, it would be hard for them to withstand the attack.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he said, “I’ll go back to teach them a lesson. It should make them behave for a while.”
At this moment, Laura said, “We noticed recently that there are a lot of cultivators who were unhappy with the Hundred Flowers Alliance. They disliked the army’s completely passive approach. Brother Hai, I reckon you can poach some of these people to our side.”
When he heard Cai’er, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. Then he said, “Let me see.” Laura nodded and then turned her head towards Cai’er. Cai’er waved at the screen and showed several videos inside residences. There were cultivators present inside.
After looking at the videos, Zhao Hai understood that they were cultivators from small sects. They weren’t very strong. Some were at the core formation and nascent soul stage. There were also a few in the transcending tribulation stage. But no matter their cultivation level, all of them had a great hatred towards the Heavenly Demons.
These cultivators were family members of those that had been slaughtered by the Heavenly Demons. Some of them were disciples of destroyed sects and had just escaped by luck. Their hatred towards the Heavenly Demon ran deep into their bone marrow. Because of this, they had no other wish than to go all out against their enemy.
However, with the defensive stance of the Hundred Flowers Alliance, they weren’t able to take revenge against the Heavenly Demons. Every day, they can only wait to be attacked. This made them aggrieved.
Because of this, upon seeing Zhao Hai fight the Heavenly Demons, their hearts couldn’t help but be moved. They began to complain about the Hundred Flowers Alliance’s passive approach towards the Heavenly Demons.
Naturally, they wouldn’t publicize these complaints. However, they told all of their friends what they were thinking. In the end, they were seen by Laura and the others.
After looking at the cultivators on the monitor, Zhao Hai turned to Cai’er and said, “Observe them carefully. Then select people I should get in touch with. These people aren’t weak. They’re better compared to rogue cultivators. If I can bring them over to the Black Tiger Gang, we would certainly benefit.”
Cai’er nodded. At this time, Laura looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Brother Hai, can we consider giving teleportation talismans to the Black Tiger Gang disciples in the first army?”
Hearing Laura, Zhao Hai thought about it for a moment before he said, “Nobody should be doubting us at this time. Alright, Cai’er, prepare the teleportation talismans. I’ll distribute them when I head back.”
Cai’er nodded. Zhao Hai continued to look at the screen and said, “It won’t be long before the next attack from the Heavenly Demons would arrive. We must prepare well.”
Laura smiled and said, “Actually, there’s no need to prepare anything. But Brother Hai, you have to make sure that you steel your heart. This time, you would be sacrificing a lot of your troops.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “The disciples of the Black Tiger Gang already have teleportation talismans. I don’t really care much about those from the other sects.”
Laura and the others smiled. To be honest, with how many deaths they witnessed, Laura and the others were already numb. For them, as long as they weren’t relevant to their lives, the loss of these people were nothing much.
Zhao Hai rested inside the Space. Meanwhile, the cultivators from the Freedom Alliance were very glad. Although they suffered huge losses, they still see themselves as doing much better compared to those from the Hundred Flowers Alliance.
Cultivators have a sense of honor and shame, which people call face. Cultivators value face more than ordinary people. Because of this, they felt that doing the same thing as the Hundred Flowers Alliance was really shameful.
The hearts of the cultivators from the Freedom Alliance have already changed after clashing with the Heavenly Demons. In their eyes, the Heavenly Demons were nothing in the end. They were very proud of themselves.
Pride wasn’t a good thing for a soldier, but for an army, it does wonders sometimes. Pride would give them a boost of morale. It would strengthen the soul of the army. In this way, even if they knew they would die, the soldier would still go all out against the enemy to maintain this pride. The pride they held in their hearts would replace any thoughts of cowardice.
The cultivators of the Freedom Alliance currently had this feeling. If Zhao Hai went on and trained them at this moment, then he would have the best army possible. But Zhao Hai didn’t do that.
The cultivators from the other sects weren’t loyal towards the Black Tiger Gang. If Zhao Hai trained these people, then they might bring unexpected benefits to their own sects when they returned. It wouldn’t benefit the Black Tiger Gang at all.
Zhao Hai was a pragmatic person. If he doesn’t gain something, then he wouldn’t do it. Therefore, Zhao Hai didn’t do anything to the army. He was clear that all of them might die tomorrow.
As expected, the Heavenly Demons made their move. This time, after eating a loss against Zhao Hai, the Heavenly Demons had the intention of quenching their shame. They wanted payback for the humiliation they suffered.
The Heavenly Demons set off with about 4 million troops. It was a large-scale military operation.
The Hundred Flowers Alliance also obtained information about this. They quickly moved and prepared their defense. They didn’t have any guts to face the attack.
At about 9:00 am, the Heavenly Demon Army finally arrived. The 4 million troops they brought caused the Hundred Flowers Valley’s troops to feel their scalp turn numb.
The moment they appeared, the Heavenly Demons immediately attacked. Just like before, the large artifacts dealt with the defensive formations while the immortal experts appeared from behind.
The reason the immortal experts of the Heavenly Demon Realm didn’t attack was because the Heavenly Demon Realm and the Great Realm of Cultivation had reached a tacit understanding. Although neither of the two said anything, they seemed to have agreed to stop their immortal experts from participating in the fights. This was because the loss of an immortal expert was a huge loss to a realm. Therefore, the immortal experts became ultimate weapons that wouldn’t be used all the time.
The army of the Freedom Alliance was their own separate group. They stood there quietly. But if one looks closely, one would find that they already have a murderous look on their face.
Meanwhile, Zhao Hai wasn’t thinking of dealing with the Heavenly Demon army. These cultivators had just entered the battlefield and they had a lot left to learn. They were much worse than the first army.
The number of large artifacts that the Heavenly Demons brought was also quite a lot. The Hundred Flowers Alliance also sent more large artifacts to match the enemy.
After the large artifacts of both sides locked each other down, the main army began to attack. But unlike their last attacks, the Heavenly Demons were much more violent this time.
As soon as the battle started, Zhao Hai waved his hand, leading the Freedom Alliance army to charge. Compared to the army size of the Heavenly Demons and the Hundred Flowers Alliance, Zhao Hai’s army was like a grain of rice placed beside two watermelons. They looked insignificant. The tactic that they used was still the same as last time. They spun around like a circular saw and began chipping through the enemy army.
Unfortunately, the Heavenly Demons also made their preparations. Five hundred thousand troops threw themselves towards Zhao Hai’s army. Seeing this, Zhao Hai immediately knew that the Heavenly Demons were planning to wipe them out. Zhao Hai quickly commanded his army to retreat towards the Hundred Flowers Alliance.
However, it was clear that the Heavenly Demons have no intention of letting them go. The 500 thousand troops sped up and pursued the Freedom Alliance Army.
Zhao Hai could only order the army to attack while retreating. Both sides lost troops as though each life was worthless. The Freedom Alliance’s troops were rapidly decreasing. From the initial 120 thousand, it decreased to 110 thousand, then 100 thousand, 90 thousand, 80 thousand…..
The Heavenly Demons weren’t doing very well either. Although they made their preparations, their casualty ratio wasn’t any better than the Freedom Alliance. It must be known that of the 500 thousand, there were 5 thousand of them who were at the Nascent Soul Stage and above. Their fighting strength was formidable.