Chapter 1876 – Ambition
At this time, Zhao Hai stood up and waved his hand, taking a huge blade out. Then he looked at Jian Wuya and said, “For as long as I remember, people have wanted me to die. But in the end, all of them were killed by me. I wonder if your nine super sects will be an exception. Come. Let me see the strength of the sect masters of the nine super sects.”
Jian Wuya and the others also revealed their weapons. However, none of them revealed their dao avatar. This was because they were currently inside a very small space. Even if they release their dao avatars, they wouldn’t be able to show their full strength.
Jian Wuya looked at Zhao Hai and said, “I hear that you’re quite powerful. They say that you’re the strongest below the immortal stage. I want to see it for myself. Everyone, listen to me. If we succeed in keeping Zhao Hai here, then we will reward you according to our agreement. If there’s someone who dares to slack off, then don’t blame the nine super sect for being ruthless.”
Zhao Hai looked at the sect masters inside the hall. These sect masters also took their weapons out and surrounded Zhao Hai. Some had fierce expressions on their faces, some had unwilling faces. But no matter what, all of them were Zhao Hai’s enemies.
Zhao Hai sneered, “You want to take this Zhao Hai’s life? Too naive.” Then he moved and threw himself towards Jian Wuya. He brandished his blade as he performed the Heavenly Demon Seven Killing Blades.
Jian Wuya swung his sword and performed a sword technique. At the same time, a melodious tone was heard from Gui Lingzi. Then following that, Buddhist chanting was heard from Abbott Numu. Abbott Numu was a body cultivator. As he chanted, his skin turned gold, which strengthened his defenses.
Jiao Hualong also made his move. Jiao Hualong was now partially transformed. He became three meters tall and his hands became dragon claws.
The group surrounded Zhao Hai and attacked him nonstop. But before long, they discovered that they would not be able to deal with him quickly. Zhao Hai’s movement technique allowed him to fight and evade multiple people at the same time. He didn’t look like he was suffering against everyone’s attacks.
With the nine super sect elders attacking Zhao Hai, the others weren’t able to meddle. However, none of them dared to leave. If they left at this time, then they would be turning their backs on the nine super sects. The Freedom Alliance might not be afraid of the nine super sects, but the sect masters present weren’t in the same position. They were afraid that the nine super sects would wipe their legacies out.
As Jian Wuya and the others began attacking Zhao Hai, the Freedom Alliance also clashed against the army of the nine super sects. And just like Zhao Hai, the nine super sect army weren’t able to gain an advantage. After all, the Freedom Alliance has prepared for this outcome.
The nine super sects sent out 3 million troops as well as 100 immortal experts. With everyone focusing their power in the Myriad Demons Sect to defeat the Heavenly Demons, being able to amass these people to attack the Freedom Alliance was surprising.
However, the Freedom Alliance was also able to scrape up 2 million troops. Moreover, they also have dozens of immortal experts present. Naturally, these immortal experts didn’t include the ones that Zhao Hai left for the Black Tiger Gang.
Both sides didn’t bother talking and immediately began to fight. Originally, the nine super sect army held the upper hand. However, Zhao Hai’s immortal-level Undead began to catch the experts of the nine super sects off-guard. Before long, more than 30 immortal experts from the side of the nine super sects have been killed. Being unable to withstand the pressure, the nine super sect army retreated. However, they didn’t go back too far. They were preparing for a second attack.
At this time, the battle between Zhao Hai and the nine super sect masters was coming to an end. After being one-sidedly butchered by Hu Wei and the others, the immortal experts of the nine super sects could no longer resist and ran away. As soon as they retreated, Hu Wei and the others went to the hall and began killing. Seeing the immortal-level Undead, the sect masters of the smaller sects immediately turned around and ran away. They were facing an army of immortal-experts. If they didn’t run away, they would all die. The nine super sects couldn’t put the blame on them if they ran away from immortal-experts.
Jian Wuya and the others also discovered this point and their expressions turned ugly. Fortunately, when they joined forces against Zhao Hai, they held the upper hand. After pushing Zhao Hai back, they quickly left the cave using another passage.
Zhao Hai didn’t pursue Jian Wuya and the others. This didn’t mean that he was incapable of chasing them down. In fact, he could catch up to them whenever he likes. Also, he held back from using his full power while fighting against Jian Wuya and the others. He wasn’t planning to kill Jian Wuya and the others. This would only make the nine super sects irreconcilable enemies with the Freedom Alliance.
Zhao Hai wanted to destroy the nine super sects. However, he also understood that completely destroying the nine super sects might be good for the Black Tiger Gang in the short term, but it wouldn’t be great for the sect in the long run. The Black Tiger Gang has a very shallow foundation. If the nine super sects were destroyed and the Black Tiger Gang took their place, it wouldn’t have enough power to hold on to its position. Moreover, when the time comes, the Black Tiger Gang wouldn’t have any opponents in the Great Realm of Cultivation. For the continual progress of the Black Tiger Gang, this wasn’t a good thing.
Without opponents, one wouldn’t be able to have a goal to strive for. Because of this, Zhao Hai decided that the nine super sects would continue to survive, leaving a formidable opponent for the Black Tiger Gang to sharpen its blades with.
Also, if he wanted to destroy the nine super sects, he would first kill off their immortal experts and then their elite. But if that happens, it wouldn’t only affect the nine super sects, but the entire Great Realm of Cultivation instead. Then when the people from the Soaring Dragon Realm arrive and see that the strength of the realm has decreased, they might revoke the realm’s qualifications.
Because of this, Zhao Hai didn’t have any thoughts of completely destroying the nine super sects at this time. He wanted to wait until the Black Tiger Gang and the Freedom Alliance became more powerful before going through with it.
When Jian Wuya and the others left the cave, they immediately returned to their armies and assembled the troops to head towards the Freedom Alliance. Jian Wuya and the others knew that once the spatial confinement was broken, Zhao Hai would be able to return to the Black Tiger Gang at any time.
Jian Wuya and the others didn’t guess wrong. Zhao Hai has already returned to the Black Tiger Gang. While Zhang Feng was discussing how to deal with the nine super sects with Hu Liangchen and the others, Zhao Hai suddenly appeared.
Seeing Zhao Hai return, Zhang Feng stared for a moment before he immediately said, “Little Hai, you’re back! The first army has already returned for some time.”
Zhao Hai replied, “I had them return ahead. I want to stay behind and see what schemes the nine super sects cooked up. However, they have been disappointing. As soon as the Heavenly Demons retreated, they immediately began attacking.”
Zhang Feng sneered, “They even sent troops to attack us. But they didn’t expect that we would be prepared. Now, the nine super sect army has been driven back and you have also returned. It would be harder for them to deal with us. Let’s see what they’re going to do next.”
Hu Liangchen looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, how about the main army of the nine super sects? Are they heading here as well?”
Zhao Hai nodded, “They’re coming. It seems like they really want to deal with us as soon as possible.”
Hu Liangchen coldly snorted and said, “It seems like a war with the nine super sects is unavoidable. Little Hai, what are you planning to do? Are you planning to destroy them completely?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “No. If the nine super sects are completely destroyed, the strength of the Great Realm of Cultivation would immediately plummet. This wouldn’t give us any advantages when it comes to the Soaring Dragon Realm. If we’re thought of as weak, we might be kicked out of the Soaring Dragon Realm. Therefore, we cannot erase the nine super sects. Instead, we’re going to give them a lesson they won’t forget.”
Zhang Feng nodded, “Little Hai is right. We want to keep our qualifications to enter the Soaring Dragon Realm. Now that Martial Uncle has reached the immortal stage, he should go to the Soaring Dragon Realm to take a look. However, we cannot let the nine super sects off with just a slap on the wrist. Little Hai, what do you think about swallowing the entire Northern Divergent Province?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “First Senior Brother, your appetite is too small. Are you satisfied with just the Northern Divergent Province? We need to take the opportunity and seize at least four provinces. Only in this case would we have the qualifications to become equal to the nine super sects. We’ll make them understand that they need to treat the Freedom Alliance and the Black Tiger Gang as their equal.”
Hiss! Zhang Feng, Hu Liangchen, and the others inside the study were startled. They didn’t expect Zhao Hai’s ambition to be very big. Zhang Feng and the others were just discussing how to deal with the Myriad Demons Sect, making the Black Tiger Gang one of the nine most powerful sects in the realm. However, Zhao Hai wanted to become equal to the nine super sects and take four provinces. Wasn’t this too big of an ambition?”
Hu Liangchen looked at Zhao Hai with a troubled expression. Then he said, “Little Hai, I’m not opposed to your ambition. However, we have to take things step by step. Our Black Tiger Gang isn’t very strong and our foundation is very shallow. Aren’t we going too far in swallowing four provinces?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “We now have a rare opportunity to swallow more territory than normal. Once the nine super sects recover their strength, it would no longer be easy to take these territories. Moreover, it won’t just be the Black Tiger Gang who would occupy these territories. The sects belonging to the Freedom Alliance will join us in expanding. This way, the sects would be more loyal to the alliance. Moreover, not all of the sects under the nine super sects are very loyal. A lot of them have been forced to follow the nine super sects or else they would be exterminated. We don’t have to become enemies with these sects when we occupy those provinces. As long as we deal with the super sects, the sects under them would willingly join the Freedom Alliance.”