Chapter 1844 – The Curtain Opens
The people of the Great World of Cultivation weren’t aware of what happened in the Black Tiger Gang. Out of anyone’s sight, the gears of Black Tiger Gang began to move. After his discussion with Tie Zhantian and the others, Zhao Hai returned to the first army. The army was still fighting with Mo Like. In general, the first army had the upper hand. However, it wasn’t without any losses.
Both sides seem to have reached an agreement to not use their immortal experts. And because of their situation, their large artifacts also weren’t used. The battle between the two sides turned into a routine. Losing people and retreating were normal. It seems like both sides were waiting for something to arrive.
In order to better grasp the situation of the nine super sects, Zhao Hai strengthened his surveillance. Silver dust clung onto the robes of core disciples. Besides extremely closed-off areas, the nine super sects were completely under the watchful eyes of the Space.
The movements of the super sects were a little loud. It wasn’t only Zhao Hai who noticed it, the Heavenly Demons as well. Upon receiving the information, the Heavenly Demon Army also made some changes. They were no longer as aggressive as before. They were also slowly turning into a defensive stance. The attacks on various alliances in the Great World of Cultivation slowly decreased.
Zhao Hai wasn’t intrigued about this. The Heavenly Demons were prepared. Their goal was to compete with the Great World of Cultivation for some land in the Soaring Dragon Realm. They had been planning for a very long time. Zhao Hai even suspected that some cultivators were under the control of the Heavenly Demons.
Zhao Hai’s suspicions weren’t without any ground. Over the years, the Great Realm of Cultivation has sent many cultivators to the Heavenly Demon Realm to participate in the Heavenly Demon Trial. Although the name of the trial might sound majestic, only those who participated knew the real situation. It was a desperate fight for survival.
In order to deal with the Great World of Cultivation, the Heavenly Demon Realm would certainly use any means they could get their hands on. It’s highly probable for immortal experts to capture cultivators and brainwash them.
If the Heavenly Demon Realm wants to deal with the Great Realm of Cultivation, it would certainly need information regarding the realm’s affairs. And what better way to do this than to hammer nails into the Great World of Cultivation. The cultivators that were under the control of the Heavenly Demons could continuously provide information to the Heavenly Demon Realm.
Moreover, those who participated in the Heavenly Demon Trial and survived would be given the best resources by their sects. This gave these people more chances to get in contact with other sects. Therefore, more information would be sent back to the Heavenly Demon Realm. Would the Heavenly Demon Realm let go of this opportunity? Naturally, they would not.
What Zhao Hai planned to do right now was to sit on the sidelines and watch. He wanted to see what it looks like when the nine super sects and the Heavenly Demon Realm fights.
Zhao Hai has some understanding of the Heavenly Demon Realm’s strength. The Heavenly Demon Realm has plenty of hidden immortal experts who never participated in the attacks. Zhao Hai was certain that these experts were waiting for the immortal experts in the Soaring Dragon Realm to return. Then once both sides have their aces in hand, the battle would begin.
The Heavenly Demons wanted to squeeze the Great Realm of Cultivation out of the Soaring Dragon Realm so that they would have the opportunity to enter. It was impossible for the nine super sects to be unaware of this. And since they knew, the nine super sects naturally wouldn’t allow the Heavenly Demons to succeed. Otherwise, the loss of the Great World of Cultivation would be too great, especially to the nine super sects.
In the Great World of Cultivation, there was almost no small sect that entered the Soaring Dragon Realm. The majority of the immortal experts belonged to the nine super sects while the rest belonged to some fairly powerful sects. It can be said that the Soaring Dragon Realm has brought no impact to the small sects. But if something happens to the Soaring Dragon Realm, the ones who would be affected the most would be the nine super sects.
The mood of the entire Great Realm of Cultivation became suffocating. Even the small sects of the Freedom Alliance felt it. They discovered that the Heavenly Demons were slowly becoming defensive. At the same time, the nine super sects were assembling their armies. All of this pointed to larger battles happening in the future.
What surprised the small sects of the Freedom Alliance was the Black Tiger Gang’s lack of response. It was as if they didn’t know anything.
These small sets naturally believed that the Black Tiger Gang knew about what was happening. In other words, the Black Tiger Gang deliberately kept quiet about the events. This caused the small sects to be anxious.
The small sects became uneasy, seemingly sensing from the silent state of the Great World of Cultivation. Nobody told them what was going on. Now, representatives of the small sects kept running over to see Zhang Feng. They wanted to get information. However, Zhang Feng’s attitude towards them was cold. In the end, they still had no idea.
This silence lasted for ten days. Then suddenly, the nine super sects moved at the same time. Large numbers of immortal experts rushed out of the nine super sects and killed their way towards the Heavenly Demon Army.
The Heavenly Demon Army also didn’t hold back. The same large numbers of immortal Heavenly Demons rushed out. The silence was broken up with a battle between immortal experts.
It was impossible to hide such a huge event from other people. Information began spreading all throughout the Great World of Cultivation in the shortest time. The small sects finally understood what was going on.
The small sects were frightened. They didn’t expect the nine super sects to have so many immortal experts. At the same time, they also didn’t think that the Heavenly Demons were holding back. The small sects didn’t know how to react.
Because the nine super sects suddenly dispatched a large number of immortal experts, the Great World of Cultivation was in chaos. The only place that wasn’t chaotic was the Freedom Alliance army. The first legion commanded by Zhao Hai didn’t face any immortal experts from Mo Like. The second army was also quite peaceful. The two bases experienced unprecedented peace.
While the two armies were being peaceful, the Black Tiger Gang’s base was the contrary. When the nine super sects revealed their immortal experts and fought against the Heavenly Demons, Zhang Feng immediately called for a meeting with the sect masters of the various sects. These matters couldn’t be discussed with the representatives who had no say in their sects. Only sect masters were qualified to attend this meeting.
Zhang Feng didn’t only call for the sect masters of the various sects, he also invited the immortal experts. Even the immortal experts on the frontlines were called over by Zhang Feng.
The sect masters and immortal experts didn’t believe that the Black Tiger Gang was scheming something. In their opinion, even if the Black Tiger Gang has any plans, they could handle it. Therefore, they all came to the meeting. The Black Tiger Gang was also well prepared. They invited everyone to a huge hall. The Black Tiger Gang only sent five representatives to attend the meeting. The first was Zhang Feng, the current Gang Leader, the second was Hu Liangchen, the third was Zhao Hai. Naturally, the last two were the immortal experts of the sect, Tie Zhantian and the Black Turtle Ancestor.
When the sect masters and immortal experts entered the hall and saw the representatives of the Black Tiger Gang, they stared for a moment. Then their hearts sank. Since the Black Tiger Gang sent these people, this only meant that the meeting wasn’t a trivial matter.
Everyone silently found places to sit. Meanwhile, the five representatives of the Black Tiger Gang remained motionless. This made everyone wonder what they’re going to do.
Once everyone was in attendance, Zhang Feng opened his mouth and said, “Everyone, please settle down. Invited everyone over because of the sudden appearance of immortal experts from the nine super sects and the Heavenly Demon Realm.”
Although everyone guessed correctly why they were invited, they still quieted down upon hearing Zhang Feng. Everyone looked at Zhang Feng, listening to what he’s going to say next.
Zhang Feng looked at each person one by one before saying, “The nine super sects sent out a large number of immortal experts to deal with the Heavenly Demons. We have long known about this. Even the Heavenly Demons knew that this was going to happen. This battle was what both sides have been waiting for.”
As soon as Zhang Feng said that, there was a clamor in the room. A lot of people didn’t understand what was going on. They didn’t know why Zhang Feng would say that this battle was known by both sides.
Zhang Feng waved his hand and then continued, “Everyone, some of you might have heard of the Soaring Dragon Realm, some might have not. But whether you heard of it or not, let me explain what it is. The Soaring Dragon Realm is largely responsible for this war. Please be quiet.”
In fact, as soon as Zhang Feng opened his mouth and said the name of the Soaring Dragon Realm, some of the sect masters and immortal experts became serious. They looked at Zhang Feng to listen to what he was going to say.
Zhang Feng briefly introduced the Soaring Dragon Realm. For most of the sect masters, this was the first time they heard about it. Knowing that the reason for the war was the entry into the Soaring Dragon Realm, the expressions of the sect masters weren’t looking great.
Most of them haven’t heard of the Soaring Dragon Realm before, and yet they were fighting the Heavenly Demons for the sake of it. And after this war, they wouldn’t gain any benefits at all. They lost a lot in this war. It’s no wonder they had ugly expressions.
After explaining the Soaring Dragon Realm, Zhang Feng said, “The reason the nine super sects were able to send out so many immortal experts was because they withdrew their experts in the Soaring Dragon Realm. But there’s a rule in the Soaring Dragon Realm. If you leave the Soaring Dragon Realm, you could no longer go back. In other words, the Great World of Cultivation has almost no experts left in the Soaring Dragon Realm. This isn’t good for the Great Realm of Cultivation. This matter might seem that it doesn’t have anything to do with us. But I can tell you that it will greatly impact us.”
All sect masters and immortal experts were seriously listening to Zhang Feng’s words. They want to know how this is related to them.
Zhang Feng continued, “The Freedom Alliance is formed under the premise of destroying the plan of the nine super sects. The nine super sects have lost a lot by withdrawing their troops in the Soaring Dragon Realm. Even if they managed to repel the Heavenly Demon Realm, sending those immortal experts back to the Soaring Dragon Realm would be impossible. When the time comes, the nine super sects would settle accounts with us. They would turn their attention our way and destroy us.”
Zhang Feng’s words caused the sect masters and the immortal experts to change their expressions. The humming of discussion was immediately heard. They knew that what Zhang Feng said was right. With the overbearing nature of the super sects, they would naturally settle accounts. They were unhappy that this incident was caused by Zhao Hai. And now they were the ones who would be paying for it.
Zhang Feng looked at everyone and immediately knew what they were thinking. He coldly snorted and said, “I know that everyone is thinking that Little Hai caused this matter. But didn’t he do it for you? Let me tell you the truth, our Black Tiger Gang also hid its strength. I hope that you can stay in the Freedom Alliance and deal with the Heavenly Demons and the nine super sects with us. As long as this incident is over, our Freedom Alliance would become a major force in the Great World of Cultivation. Even the nine super sects wouldn’t dare underestimate us. We might even get a spot in the Soaring Dragon Realm. If things return to what it was before, even if you kiss the feet of the nine super sects, you still wouldn’t be able to get into the Soaring Dragon Realm.”
As soon as they heard Zhang Feng, the people from the other sects stared. Then the expressions of the immortal experts changed. Zhang Feng’s words were especially targeted towards their interests.
These immortal experts haven’t gone to the Soaring Dragon Realm. If the Freedom Alliance would truly be on par with the nine super sects, then it would be able to get into the Soaring Dragon Realm. This meant that the immortal experts would be able to enter.”
Zhang Feng scanned everyone with his gaze, especially the immortal experts. He knew that they were moved. Then he finished, “We think that in order to deal with the nine super sects, we need to be united. Therefore, my Black Tiger Gang is planning on consolidating the power of the Freedom Alliance. The members of the Freedom Alliance will become branch halls. And the branch halls need to obey the order of the main hall. I will take the position of alliance leader. Representatives from the various sects would also be selected to become elders of the alliance. We would manage the Freedom Alliance together. In other words, the Freedom Alliance would no longer be a loose collection. It would be one solid entity.”
Nobody present was a fool. So upon hearing Zhang Feng, they immediately knew where he was going. This caused the hall to become like a wok with hot oil that was poured with cold water. The room erupted!