Chapter 1865 – Ten Armies
Jian Wuya was sitting inside a conference room in the Myriad Demons Sect. Inside the room were the sect masters of the nine super sects along with Zhao Hai and the sect masters of the other sects.
The Great Realm of Cultivation was about to have a decisive battle against the Heavenly Demon Realm. With how important the matter was, Jian Wuya couldn’t trust anyone, so he came to oversee the battle himself. The same was true for the sect masters of the other sects. This was the reason why there were so many sect masters in the conference room. However, it wasn’t Jian Wuya who sat on the top seat, but it was Jiao Hualong instead.
After all, this was the Myriad Demons Sect. Sharing the same level as the Heaven Sect, it was natural that Jiao Hualong would be on the seat of honor in his own sect instead of Jian Wuya.
As for Zhao Hai, his position was very special. He was seated on the same level as the nine sect masters. One could see from this point that the nine super sects were treating Zhao Hai as their equal.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about this. He was only curious about sects under the nine super sects. He could see that through their overwhelming power, the nine super sects had dominated these sects. These sects might not have any issues handing their troops over, but in this critical moment, one could see that they had been forced to fight. They were afraid that the nine super sects would eradicate them. Thus, they were forced to become cannon fodder.
One could see how the nine super sects controlled their army from this point. Although they were still as cooperative as the sects in the Freedom Alliance, this cooperation stemmed from fear. Their sects had been suppressed too hard that they already had distrust in their eyes towards the nine super sects.
Zhao Hai didn’t say anything and shifted his attention to the sect masters of the nine super sects. These sect masters had heavy expressions on their faces. Naturally, they were concerned about the upcoming battle. It was clear that their preparations haven’t been sufficient.
Jiao Hualong looked at everyone and said, “Everyone, the Heavenly Demons have gathered 150 million troops for the battle. We have to deal with them as soon as possible. We cannot let the Heavenly Demons succeed in their plans. The longer they stay in the realm, the more problematic it would be for us. Therefore, I plan to go all out against them. What do you all think?”
Jian Wuya looked at Jiao Hualong and said, “Sect Master Jiao is correct. We can’t drag this matter out. It won’t do us any good if this situation continues. I’m also in favor of going all out against them.”
The sect masters of the nine super sects nodded in agreement. At this time, everyone’s gazes were pointed towards Zhao Hai. It didn’t matter if they were from the nine super sects or the Freedom Alliance, all of them were waiting for Zhao Hai’s response.
Zhao Hai’s thoughts on the matter were very important due to his strength. After all, he was the reason why the Heavenly Demons gathered all of their troops. If Zhao Hai didn’t bring his army to the Myriad Demons Sect, the Heavenly Demons wouldn’t have responded this severely.
Zhao Hai alone wasn’t any weaker than the nine super sects. Therefore, he has the right to speak in this room.
Zhao Hai looked at everyone and then smiled as he said, “Everyone, there’s no need to look at me. I also agree to dealing with the Heavenly Demons as soon as possible. The longer the Heavenly Demons stay here, the more resources they would plunder from our realm. When the Heavenly Demons retreated from the Freedom Alliance’s territory, a lot of our important resources were taken away. Gardens have been uprooted and mines were hollowed out. I reckon the same thing has been happening in other parts of the realm. Even if they are driven out, the damage to the Great Realm of Cultivation has been done.”
“Most importantly, we need to consider the Soaring Dragon Realm. If we don’t expel the Heavenly Demons, we would lose our qualification to enter the realm. This would be a heavy loss for the Great Realm of Cultivation. Therefore, we need to go all out against the Heavenly Demons. Moreover, we need to finish it quickly.”
Jian Wuya looked at Zhao Hai and then said, “Mister Zhao Hai’s words are pleasant to hear. However, Mister only brought 5 million people. This doesn’t seem to match the strength of the Freedom Alliance.”
Zhao Hai looked at Jian Wuya and said, “The Freedom Alliance has been continuously fighting against the Heavenly Demons, and our losses have been serious. The most I could bring is 5 million people. This is all the strength we could take out.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Jian Wuya coldly snorted and no longer said anything. He wasn’t unaware of the Freedom Alliance’s matters. He naturally wouldn’t believe Zhao Hai saying that this was the biggest strength that the Freedom Alliance could send. However, with Zhao Hai’s strength, he wouldn’t dare to force him.
Zhao Hai didn’t care and returned to staying silent. However, the sect masters of the other sects agreed to Zhao Hai’s prior words. These sects wanted to recover their territories as soon as possible. And those that managed to take back their lands discovered that their land have been completely desecrated. It would take a very long time before their lands could recover to their previous state.
Seeing everyone agree, Jiao Hualong said, “I agree to Mister Zhao Hai’s words.. Although everyone is already here, we need to be at our peak strength when the battle comes. I will give everyone three days to rest. Three days later, we will all set out and fight a decisive battle against the Heavenly Demons. What do you think?”
Everyone gave a sound of compliance. They agreed to Jiao Hualong’s arrangement. Seeing that nobody opposed his proposal, Jiao Hualong said, “The fight with the Heavenly Demons is crucial to our realm’s future. The nine super sects will divide the army into nine and attack the Heavenly Demon Army in unison.”
Just as he said this, someone’s voice was heard, “I’m fine with dividing the army into nine groups. However, the five million troops of my Freedom Alliance will not be included. We will act alone.”
Everyone turned their heads to Zhao Hai. A hint of anger flashed through Jiao Hualong’s eyes. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Mister Zhao Hai. We’re facing a Heavenly Demon Army of more than 100 million people. What use can 5 million people acting on their own have against the enemy?”
Zhao Hai looked at Jiao Hualong and said, “Although my Freedom Alliance only has 5 million troops, don’t forget that I’m a dark mage. I also have my Undead. Nobody else besides me can command my Undead army. With my Undead, the Freedom Alliance’s troops number no less than you. There won’t be any problems with us being a separate army, you don’t have to worry about us.”
When he heard Zhao Hai’s reason, Jiao Hualong knew that there’s nothing he could do. He could only nod his head and said, “I hope Mister Zhao Hai can stand up to his words. But Mister’s immortal-level Undead, I wonder if you can use it during the battle?”
Zhao Hai looked at Jiao Hualong and said, “Sect Master Jiao doesn’t have to worry. I will use them when I need them.” Then he no longer said anything.
“You..” Jiao Hualong’s complexion paled. He was speechless for a short time. The expression on Jian Wuya and the others’ faces weren’t attractive either. Zhao Hai was blatantly disregarding the faces of the nine super sects. How could they just brush this off?
As for the sect masters of the smaller sects, they felt that they had vented. These small sects depended on the nine super sects to survive, so they couldn’t anger the nine super sects. They always dreamt of the nine super sects suffering misfortune. Seeing Zhao Hai slap the faces of the nine super sects, these smaller sects felt great. However, they didn’t dare laugh out loud.
Jiao Hualong coldly snorted and no longer paid any attention to Zhao Hai. Then he said, “It’s important that the ten armies cooperate well. If we fail to push the Heavenly Demons back, then we would be the ones losing out. But since we have more immortal experts than the other side, I believe it would be us who would win.”
Abbott Numu glanced at everyone present and said, “This is a battle for the future of the Great Realm of Cultivation. I hope that everyone will fight with all they have. Without a nest, the egg couldn’t survive. If we don’t win, we will suffer in the future.”
Jiao Hualong nodded, “Alright, everyone, you can go back and take a rest. We will fight the Heavenly Demons three days later.” Everyone nodded. Then they all stood up and left. Zhao Hai also left with everyone. Meanwhile, behind him, the sect masters of the nine super sects were looking at him with murderous eyes.
Zhao Hai also noticed the murderous stares directed at him, but he didn’t mind it. He just smiled as he continued to walk back to the first army. Then he entered the Hell King’s ship and met with the sub commanders of the first army.
When Zhao Hai left the hall, Jiao Hualong’s killing intent could no longer be hidden. He turned his head to Jian Wuya and the others and said, “If Zhao Hai isn’t taken care of, the nine super sects wouldn’t have any peaceful days. Zhao Hai must die.”
Jian Wuya coldly snorted and said, “Now he needs to work hard during battle. Once we deal with the Heavenly Demon Realm, he would be next. I don’t believe he would have enough strength left after fighting against the Heavenly Demons. Speaking of which, the Heavenly Demons hate Zhao Hai more than they hate us. This time, he would certainly be the target of the Heavenly Demons. As for Zhao Hai, hmph. I really want to see who would lose first between him and the Heavenly Demons.”
Abbott Numu replied, “With Zhao Hai present, the other sects will have another choice. They might no longer submit to the nine super sects. When the time comes, the Freedom Alliance will become stronger and stronger while we get weaker. If we aren’t careful, the entire realm would be under the control of the Freedom Alliance and the Black Tiger Gang. We cannot allow this thing to happen.”
The other sect masters nodded. Among them, Jiao Haulong had the deepest feelings. The Freedom Alliance and the Black Tiger Gang was located in the Northern Divergent Province, which made it a great threat to the Myriad Demons Sect. The Myriad Demons Sect wasn’t as famous as it was before. All of this was because of the Black Tiger Gang. This caused Jiao Hualong to hate Zhao Hai the most.
Zhao Hai was aware that the nine super sects hated him. He was just waiting for the nine super sects to make a move, then he would clean them up with justification. Then the Black Tiger Gang would dominate the entire Great Realm of Cultivation.
Zhao Hai wanted to go to the Soaring Dragon Realm, but he also knew that his strength wasn’t enough. Although he had a lot of immortal-level Undead, his own cultivation was lesser in comparison. It must be known that the Soaring Dragon Realm would only accept experts in the Immortal Stage. Otherwise, they would be repelled by the realm.
But this was also good. While Zhao Hai was unable to enter the Soaring Dragon Realm, he could help Zhang Feng manage the Black Tiger Gang. Once the Black Tiger Gang becomes the unshakeable existence of the Great Realm of Cultivation, Zhao Hai wouldn’t worry when he goes to the Soaring Dragon Realm.
Zhao Hai had an agreement with Hu Shan. In order to protect the Black Tiger Gang’s existence for a long time, making it the most powerful sect in the realm would be the best method.
Cultivators regard promises very heavily. This was because a promise leaves a brand on one’s spirit and heart’s demon. Once a promise was broken, a person’s dao would be affected. This would be a huge disadvantage to a person’s cultivation.
Although Zhao Hai practiced the Heavenly Demon Realm’s methods, making him unafraid of his heart’s demon, Zhao Hai was a person who settled his promises. Therefore, Zhao Hai would help the Black Tiger Gang become a dominant force in the Great Realm of Cultivation.
Not long after Zhao Hai returned to the Hell King’s Ship, the sub commanders of the first army arrived. Once everyone is settled, Zhao Hai said, “I just went to a meeting in the Myriad Demons Sect. It has been decided that we would attack the Heavenly Demons three days later. The first army will stay under my command. We would be fighting a decisive battle against the Heavenly Demons.”
Nobody said a word. However, Zhao Hai could see that they were worried. It wasn’t that these people weren’t confident in him, their enemy was just too many. This was a Heavenly Demon army of more than 100 million. This was a terrifying number. Therefore, the representatives were somewhat nervous.
Zhao Hai assured everyone, “There’s no need to worry. When the time comes, I will release my Undead to help everyone. Remember, listen to the commands given by my wives. Otherwise, you can’t blame me for being impolite.”
Everyone gave a roar of compliance. Their morale has been restored. They had seen Zhao Hai’s Undead. In fact, it was a scene that they would never forget. Hearing that Zhao Hai would release his Undead, they became relieved.