Chapter 1842 – Situation Changes
Zhao Hai looked at the cultivator and said, “Go and tell everyone to gather.”
When the cultivator saw Zhao Hai’s expression, he knew that there was trouble. Naturally, he was aware that the mood of the base was terrible. If he could feel it, there’s no need to mention Zhao Hai. Seeing this mood, how could Zhao Hai be happy when coming back?
The cultivator immediately nodded and ran outside. After a while, an alarm sounded in the entire base. This wasn’t an alarm indicating an attack of the Heavenly Demons. Instead, it was an alarm calling everyone to gather.
Having different alarms was Zhao Hai’s idea. In the past, the alarm of the base was too simplistic. Therefore, Zhao Hai decided to change it for convenience.
Everyone in the base heard this alarm. However, they didn’t treat it as important. They went out of the residences in a sluggish manner. People trickled into the gathering area.
But as they approached the gathering area, they unconsciously increased their speed upon seeing Zhao Hai. Moreover, Zhao Hai’s expression wasn’t very good.
The cultivators were happy upon seeing Zhao Hai. Then seeing Zhao Hai’s expression, they were surprised. But they immediately thought of the reason, which led them to speed up their actions.
Before long, everyone arrived at the gathering point. Zhao Hai coldly snorted as he looked at everyone. All cultivators stood in place obediently. They looked like elementary students waiting to be reprimanded by the teacher.
At this time, Tie Ying arrived beside Zhao Hai. He couldn’t help but smile bitterly upon seeing the cultivators in front of him. They were as proud as roosters in front of him. But now, they didn’t dare show any airs in front of Zhao Hai. It was at this point that Tie Ying understood the gap between himself and Zhao Hai.
Looking at the cultivators who lowered their heads, Zhao Hai said, “Raise your heads. You’re members of the Freedom Alliance’s first army. Even if you die, you should never hold your head down!”
Hearing Zhao Hai, a warm current rose from the hearts of the cultivators. Every single one of them lifted their heads as their bright eyes looked at Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai coldly snorted and said, “Look at you. It took you so long to come over here. What did I tell you in the beginning? I’ve only been away for a few days and you’ve become like this. If you no longer want to be in the first army, then you can leave.”
Although the cultivators were scolded, they didn’t make a noise. They looked like nails hammered in place. They just stood there without moving.
Zhao Hai scanned everyone and said, “I’ll forgive you this time. But the next time this happens, I’ll personally drag you over here. Alright disband!” Zhao Hai knew that these cultivators weren’t soldiers in the end. He shouldn’t be too harsh on them. Scolding them and giving them a reminder was enough. There’s no need to go too far.
Hearing Zhao Hai, the cultivators relaxed. Then they surrounded Zhao Hai. They knew that as long as they weren’t in battle, Zhao Hai was a very easy person to talk to.
The cultivators asked Zhao Hai about his recent experiences. Zhao Hai also gave them a simple recollection. He told them about the battles in the Hundred Flowers Valley as well as the fact that he managed to kill 200 thousand Heavenly Demons. This caused those who were listening to be excited.
Looking at everyone, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Alright, all of you go and take a rest. We’ll act in two days. I heard that Mo Like’s army has been very arrogant recently. It’s time to knock them down a peg. Let’s make them understand that they can’t just attack the first army whenever they want.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, the cultivators cheered. They had been quietly accepting the beating of Mo Like’s army recently. They had been feeling suffocated in their hearts. Now that Zhao Hai was back, all of them celebrated.
Zhao Hai smiled when he saw everyone. He didn’t say anything else and just urged them all to leave. After that, he took Tie Ying to his residence.
After Tie Ying and Zhao Hai sat down, Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Senior Brother Tie, thanks for your hard work.”
Tie Ying smiled bitterly as he shook his head and said, “Little Hai, you’re mocking me. I’m just defending with all I can. But the army still turned into this. Now I understand why those people won’t behave in front of me. If you didn’t use a tough approach in the beginning, the first army wouldn’t be what it’s like right now.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Fortunately, those guys are easy to talk to. As long as you’re strong enough to subdue them, they would immediately behave. Forget it, let’s not talk about this. Senior Brother Tie, you should return to the gang. I think the other sects are beginning to make their moves.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Tie Ying stared for a moment. Then he nodded and said, “Alright, I’ll return as soon as possible. How about you? Will you really attack Mo Like’s army?”
Zhao Hai nodded, “I will. Although the morale of the first army has been restored, they need to recover their confidence. To do that, they need to experience multiple victories.”
Tie Ying nodded and no longer said anything. He knew that Zhao Hai was talented in this aspect compared to him. So he shifted the topic, “The Hundred Flowers Alliance…” Before he could continue, an alarm resounded. This was a true alarm, an attack was coming.
Zhao Hai knew that Mo Like’s army was coming, but he didn’t act on it. He didn’t want others to know that he knew the movements of Mo Like’s army.
Hearing the alarm, Zhao Hai immediately left his residence. Upon leaving, he waved his hand and took out the Hell King’s Ship.
The cultivators have also left their residences. Zhao Hai quickly gave his order, “Line up!” Being trained by Zhao Hai, the cultivators immediately went into a formation upon hearing the order.
The defense of the Freedom Alliance’s first army base was much worse than the Hundred Flowers Alliance. But they didn’t defend against their enemy and trapped themselves inside an iron cage. The first army always fought back against the Heavenly Demons.
The Heavenly Demon Army quickly arrived. This time, they sent a total of 2 million troops. Zhao Hai commanded the large artifacts to form the stellar transformation great formation. When the approaching Heavenly Demon Army saw the sea of stars, their expressions immediately changed. They haven’t been fighting against Zhao Hai for a day or two, so they knew that only Zhao Hai could arrange this great formation. Now that the formation appeared once more, this only meant one thing; Zhao Hai was back.
Zhao Hai’s return wasn’t good news for Mo Like’s army. They were aware of Zhao Hai’s strength. The only reason they were able to push hard against the first army recently was because Zhao Hai wasn’t there. Now that Zhao Hai was back, fighting against the first army wouldn’t be easy anymore.
Large artifacts could no longer be used, but the Heavenly Demon Army still attacked. They weren’t frightened by the first army. Even if they knew that they wouldn’t gain any advantages, they would still attack. This was their pride.
Before long, the troops of both sides began to clash. Meanwhile, the large artifacts and the immortal experts didn’t make moves. They stayed in place and looked at the troops fighting each other.
With Lizzy and Megan in command, the battle of the first army and the Heavenly Demons became cruel. And before long, the Heavenly Demons began to be at a disadvantage.
The Heavenly Demons felt that the original first army had returned. When they first faced the first army, they felt as if they met a hedgehog. Then after Zhao Hai left, they felt that the first army was no longer as prickly as before. Instead, it has turned into a tortoise. Although the defenses of the tortoise were good, it wouldn’t sting when attacked.
But now, the first army has regained its thorns. They were beginning to bite back at the Heavenly Demon Army. The Heavenly Demons couldn’t help but feel suffocated. After battling for two hours and losing 50 thousand troops, the Heavenly Demons began to retreat. However, Zhao Hai didn’t pursue. Instead, he ordered his army to take a rest.
Although Zhao Hai didn’t pursue, the cultivators of the first army felt very excited. The fire in their hearts has been reignited. This time, they killed about 50 thousand Heavenly Demons while only losing a few thousand. It was a 1 to 10 loss ratio. They felt how powerful they were, so how could the cultivators of the first army be unhappy with the result?
The cultivators of the first army liked fighting together with Zhao Hai. With Zhao Hai present, the opponents couldn’t use their large artifacts and immortal experts. They don’t even need to think about how to fight. They just needed to follow orders and leave everything else to Zhao Hai.
Moreover, the process of the battle felt very smooth for them. They felt that they were just at the perfect position to hit the weak points of the Heavenly Demon Army.
When the Heavenly Demon Army retreated, Zhao Hai did what he usually does. He had the wounded healed and he had the corpses sent back to their sects. After dealing with these tasks, Zhao Hai returned to his residence and then went back to the Space.
Upon returning to the Space, Zhao Hai was immediately approached by Cai’er, “Young Master, it seems like the nine super sects are going to make a move.”
Zhao Hai replied, “What happened?”
Cai’er replied, “I discovered that the movements of the armies belonging to the super sects has increased. It seems like they are preparing for an attack. This is unusual since they didn’t have any guts to attack before. They might have received news that something is going to happen to the Heavenly Demon Army. Therefore, they’re preparing in advance to launch an attack.”