Chapter 1856 – Hundred Flowers Hall
There are still a few flaws in Zhao Hai’s statements, but they don’t matter right now. After all, the facts were now in front of everyone. The Hundred Flowers Valley’s Dark Flower Division was actually composed of Heavenly Demons. What else can people say?
The elder of the Hundred Flowers Valley had an expression of shame, “If it weren’t for Mister Zhao Hai, we wouldn’t have known. The Dark Flower Division turned out to be a chess piece set up by the Heavenly Demons. I apologize for blaming Mister. Please have a seat.”
The seat of honor in the Hundred Flowers Hall was empty. But there were still a lot of seats present. Everyone sat down.
After looking at these people, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Since we’re all on the same side, I won’t be polite. The Hundred Flowers Valley cannot go on without a Valley Master. Today, I’ll act as a witness as you choose a new Valley Master. What do you think?”
Zhao Hai’s words could be considered as domineering. Normally, the selection of Valley Master has nothing to do with him. But now, Zhao Hai wants to supervise the selection. However, nobody dared to keep him out. After all, he has the strength to be overbearing.
The Hundred Flowers Valley was going to join the Freedom Alliance. And since the Black Tiger Gang was the alliance leader, Zhao Hai has a certain say on the alliance’s matters. Therefore, nobody can really say anything about his actions.
Li Xunhua looked at the people of the Hundred Flowers Valley and said, “Mister, I want to talk to them first.”
Zhao Hai turned his head to Li Xunhua and then nodded, “Alright”. Then he no longer bothered with them.
Li Xunhua hastily stood up as he looked at the elders of the Hundred Flowers Valley and said, “Elders, please.” It must be said that Li Xunhua had a higher status than these elders. So upon hearing Li Xunhua, these elders immediately nodded and then walked out of the hall.
Li Xunhua led the elders to a room on the side. Then he looked at everyone and said, “Everyone, I understand why you haven’t elected a new Valley Master. To be honest with you, even if you elect a Valley master, the Hundred Flowers Valley would still be devastated in the future. Me and the others who are at the Hundred Flowers Alliance have decided to join the Black Tiger Gang. I don’t want to deal with this matter at first, but I have to at least mention it to you.”
As soon as the elders heard Li Xunhua, they were stunned. Then their expressions changed. They were aware that the people sent to the alliance army were the elites of the valley. If they joined the Black Tiger Gang, the Hundred Flowers Valley would no longer have any elites left. This would greatly weaken the Hundred Flowers Valley.
Li Xunhua looked at everyone and said, “You have also joined the Freedom Alliance. Although the Freedom Alliance is composed of multiple sects, the most powerful influence is still the Black Tiger Gang. The Hundred Flowers Valley might still exist if a Valley master was elected. However, its status in the Freedom Alliance definitely wouldn’t be high in the future. It’s best if you join the Black Tiger Gang like me and the others. Of course, I’m not saying that you’ll join the Black Tiger Gang individually. You should still choose a representative of the valley and have him bring the entire Hundred Flowers Valley to join the Black Tiger Gang. I’m certain that the Black Tiger Gang wouldn’t treat you badly. Everyone would then become disciples of the Black Tiger Gang. And since the Black Tiger Gang is very protective of their disciples, nobody would dare touch you in the future. Moreover, the benefits you will gain wouldn’t be less. Please think properly before you make a decision.”
Every elder had difficult expressions after listening to Li Xunhua’s words. If they joined the Black Tiger Gang like what Li Xunhua said, then wouldn’t the Hundred Flowers Valley’s lineage be broken? They couldn’t help but feel apprehensive towards this direction.
Most of the elders wanted to berate Li Xunhua, but none of them was able to open their mouths. They knew that Li Xunhua was right. If they don’t join the Black Tiger Gang, then the Hundred Flowers Valley would be bullied by everyone. When the time comes, their lives would become difficult.
The meeting room became silent for some time. Then one of the elders spoke, “Junior Brother Li, if we join the Black Tiger Gang, will we be permitted to pass down the dao of the Hundred Flowers Valley?”
The dao that the elder said was the sect’s cultivation method. Cultivators value their cultivation methods, especially the established sects. Their cultivation method was their inheritance. Therefore, when cultivators mention the dao, they would mean their cultivation methods.
Li Xunhua nodded and said, “Of course. When I joined the Black Tiger Gang, Mister Zhao Hai told me that we can establish a Hundred Flowers Hall in the Black Tiger Gang. I will become the Hall Master and would use the teachings of the Hundred Flowers Valley to nurture disciples. If you join the Black Tiger Gang, not only could you pass down the inheritance of the Hundred Flowers Valley, the territory of the Hundred Flowers Valley would also be kept intact. Essentially, we’ll just be changing our name from Hundred Flowers Valley to the Hundred Flowers Hal.”
The elders hummed in discussion upon hearing Li Xunhua. To be honest, they were moved. Although they would be joining the Black Tiger Gang, they would still retain some autonomy. Moreover, the elders would still keep their position and pass down the dao of the Hundred Flowers Valley. It sounded really good.
The elder from before looked at everyone and asked, “Everyone, what do you think about Junior Brother Li’s proposal? I think it’s very good. Once we join the Black Tiger Gang, everything we’re worried about will go away.”
The elders nodded. This was indeed the case. As long as they join the Black Tiger Gang, their problems would be solved.
Seeing that everyone agrees, the elder said, “Since everyone agrees, then we can just elect Li Xunhua as our Valley Master. Moreover, Junior Brother Li knows the Black Tiger Gang and Mister Zhao Hai. With him as our leader, we wouldn’t be bullied in the Black Tiger Gang.”
Li Xunhua didn’t expect that he would be part of the discussion. He was about to refuse, but his voice was drowned out by the agreement of the others. This caused his expression to change.
Therefore, Li Xunhua quickly interjected, “Everyone, please stop talking. Any one of you can become the Valley Master, but I can’t. I already joined the Black Tiger Gang. A lot of people outside are already aware that I’m now a part of the Black Tiger Gang. If I suddenly become the Valley Master, then what would those people think? Moreover, the Black Tiger Gang might be dissatisfied. What you’re thinking is impossible to do.”
When they heard Li Xunhua, everyone stopped. Then they quickly changed their thinking. If Li Xunhua became the Valley Master, then the other sects would think that this was an expansion plan of the Black Tiger Gang. This would cause the other sects to be on guard. This action wouldn’t benefit the Black Tiger Gang at all.
After they figured it out, everyone frowned. Wouldn’t it be embarrassing if they weren’t able to select a Valley Master after all this time?
Seeing everyone’s expression, Li Xunhua couldn’t help but scold them secretly for being pig-headed. He said, “Everyone, why worry about choosing a Valley Master? As long as you join the Black Tiger Gang, then you can just as Zhao Hai to select a ValleY Master. Wouldn’t that be better?”
Hearing Li Xunhua’s suggestion, the elders were stunned for a moment. Then the elders laughed as they bowed to Li Xunhua, “Then that’s settled. We’ll go according to Junior Brother Li’s advice.”
Naturally, Zhao Hai was aware of what’s happening in the meeting room. However, he didn’t think that Li Xunhua would be so sensible. If the Hundred Flowers Valley really joined the Black Tiger Gang, the gang would expand by a huge margin.
Zhao Hai began to think about candidates for the position of Hall Master. In the end, Zhao Hai settled on Hu Huaqian. Hu Huaqian was very loyal to the Black Tiger Gang and has contributed a lot to the sect. Handing the position of Hall Master to him would be the best choice. Then below the position of Hall Master would be the Vice Hall Master. This position would be given to the Han Clan.
The Han Clan was the most firm supporter of the Black Tiger Gang. Although the people of their clan have been living in secret, they shouldn’t be treated unjustly. Therefore, Zhao Hai plans to give the position of Hundred Flowers Hall’s Vice Hall Master to the Han Clan. This way, the largest clans of the Black Tiger Gang would get benefits and be more loyal to the Black Tiger Gang in the future.
The Hall Elders of the Hundred Flowers Hall would belong to the people from the Hundred Flowers Valley. As for Li Xunhua and the elites, they would go to the Black Tiger Gang. Zhao Hai has other arrangements for them. Li Xunhua was a talent in his own right. He would be more useful in the headquarters of the Black Tiger Gang.
As he thought of these, Zhao Hai took out a jade sword message and sent it out. Just as Zhao Hai released the jade sword message, Li Xunhua and the elders of the Hundred Flowers valley came out.
Everyone looked at these people, wondering what decision they reached. Although Zhao Hai was already aware of their plan, he just kept quiet and waited.
After Li Xunhua came out, he went to Zhao Hai’s side and then took a seat behind him.
At this time, the representative elder of the Hundred Flowers Valley cupped his fist towards Zhao Hai and said, “Mister, because of what happened with the previous Valley Master, the Hundred Flowers Valley no longer has any face to show the Great Realm of Cultivation. After discussions with the other elders of the Hundred Flowers Valley, we decided to merge with the Black Tiger Gang. Mister, we ask you to take us in.” After he said that, the elder of the Hundred Flowers Valley bowed towards Zhao Hai. The other elders bowed towards him as well, “Mister, please take us in.”
The performance of the Hundred Flowers Valley caused everyone else to be stunned. The other sects couldn’t help but look towards Zhao Hai and then to Li Xunhua. The decision of the Hundred Flowers Valley elders must have something to do with Li Xunhua.
Li Xunhua just sat in place without saying anything. At this time, Zhao Hai stood up and then helped the elder up before saying, “Everyone, you don’t have to bow. If you really want to join the Black Tiger Gang, then it’s possible. However, I alone cannot decide on this matter. I have to ask for the sect’s decision. If you really mean what you’re saying, then please wait for a moment.”
The elder quickly said, “We will. Mister can rest assured.” Zhao Hai nodded, then he took out a jade sword message and then released it.
Zhang Feng was currently in his study reading the first jade sword message that Zhao Hai sent. He raised his brows in surprise as he read the contents. He didn’t expect the Hundred Flowers Valley to merge with the Black Tiger Gang. He thought that it would already be good if the Hundred Flowers Alliance joined the Freedom Alliance. But now, it seems like the Hundred Flowers Valley would become part of the Black Tiger Gang.
Zhao Hai’s proposal for Hu Huaqian to become the Hall Master of the Hundred Flowers Hall while the Han Clan would hold the position of Vice Hall Master was good. Even if the Hu Clan was ambitious, there would be the Han Clan right at their side. It would be impossible for the Hu Clan to turn the Hundred Flowers Hall into their own property.
At the same time, this arrangement would gain the favor of the two large clans. It was a good idea for everyone. Thinking of this, Zhang Feng immediately said, “Someone, invite Elder Hu and Elder Han over.” Elder Hu was naturally Hu Liangchen while Elder Han was the Han Clan’s Han Ren.
The person outside the study nodded and immediately sent the summons. Before long, Hu Liangchen and Han Ren arrived at Zhang Feng’s study. After everyone exchanged greetings, they sat down. Then Zhang Feng handed the jade sword message to Hu Liangchen and said, “Uncle Hu, Uncle Han, this is something Little Hai sent. Please take a look.”
Hu Liangchen received the jade sword message and read the contents. His expression turned happy, then he raised his brow. Then his expression relaxed as he handed it over to Han Ren. After going through the contents of the jade sword message, Han Ren turned to Zhang Feng and said, “Gang Leader, your meaning is?”
Zhang Feng smiled faintly and said, “I agree with Little Hai’s plan. Hu Huaqian gained a lot of experience in the second army. It’s good for him to become a Hall Master. And under Little Hai’s help, Han Buli was able to increase his strength. Moreover, he’s an intelligent kid. I heard that he’s handling some tasks for the Han Clan right now. I’ll have to ask Uncle Han to let this talent out. If the two of you agree, the Hall Master of the Hundred Flowers Hall would be Hu Huaqian while the Vice Hall Master would be Han Buli. What do you think?”
Hu Liangchen smiled and said, “I also think it’s a good idea. Han Buli is Little Hai’s first friend in the Black Tiger Gang. And I have no doubts about his ability. He can be the Vice Hall Master. But to be honest, I’m worried about Huaqian becoming the Hall Master. So it’s good that Han Buli would be there to help him.”
Zhang Feng nodded. At this time, the second jade sword message from Zhao Hai arrived. After looking through the contents, Zhang Feng smiled faintly and said, “Uncle Hu, Uncle Han, call the two over. They will occupy their positions in two days.”