Chapter 1894 – Allowed
Zhong Wuhun looked at the people in front of him and said, “Is Mister Zhao Hai heading over to our Hundred Ghosts Sect?”
One of the cultivators replied, “Replying to the sect master, Mister Zhao Hai is reported to be heading towards our sect. He will reach the Hundred Ghosts Mountain in about an hour. We still don’t know his purpose for coming.”
Zhong Wuhun smiled faintly and said, “That’s good. Prepare to welcome Mister Zhao Hai.” Although the cultivators didn’t know what Zhong Wuhun was thinking, they all nodded and then left.
Seeing everyone leave, Zhong Wuhun muttered, “Zhao Hai, don’t disappoint this old man. A person like you shouldn’t be ignorant to the uses of the Hundred Ghosts Sect.”
An hour passed in a blink of an eye and Zhao Hai’s army could already be seen from the Hundred Ghosts Mountain. But before the army arrived at the mountain, Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “Everyone, stop and pitch camp below the mountain. Kuangge, come with me.”
After he said that, he commanded the Hell King’s Ship to fly towards the Hundred Ghosts Mountain. Li Kuangge took out a jade sword message and then explained their visit to reassure the people of the Hundred Ghosts Sect. Li Kuangge knew that Zhao Hai was attaching great importance to the sect. Therefore, he has to explain their visit to avoid offending them.
Before the two could reach the Hundred Ghosts Mountain, they could see a group flying out of the mountain. When they arrived, these people divided into two groups and then gave Zhao Hai their greeting.
An old man led a group of younger cultivators towards the Hell King’s Ship. Zhao Hai also reduced the ship’s speed. Before long, both sides met each other. The old man cupped his fist towards the Hell King’s Ship and said, “I have seen Mister Zhao Hai. This one is the sect master of the Hundred Ghosts Sect, Zhong Wuhun.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and cupped his fist and said, “I have seen Sect Master Zhong. The Sect Master is too polite. Please let the others return.” Naturally, Zhao Hai was referring to everyone who came out to greet him.
Zhong Wuhun smiled faintly and said, “This old man didn’t organize them, they came voluntarily. These kids admire you very much. Hahaha.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I’m embarrassed. Haha. Sect master, please enter the ship.” Zhong Wuhun complied and then flew towards the ship. At the same time, he introduced the people he brought with him. These were the core disciples of the Hundred Ghosts Sect.
Zhao Hai smiled and greeted everyone. At the same time, these people were excited upon meeting Zhao Hai. Just like Zhong Wuhun said, Zhao Hai was very popular among them. He was their idol.
The group entered the Hundred Ghosts Sect through the passage made by the disciples of the Hundred Ghosts Sect. Then they disembarked from the ship and entered the main hall of the sect.
Seats were already prepared inside the hall. Naturally, Zhao Hai sat on the seat of honor while Zhong Wuhun sat beside him. After the two sat down, Zhao Hai opened his mouth and said, “Sect Master Zhong, I really disturbed you by coming here.”
Zhong Wuhun quickly replied, “We don’t dare. The sect is honored by Mister Zhao Hai’s presence in the Black Tiger Gang.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly. He could see that Zhong Wuhun was a smart person. Therefore, he didn’t go around in circles and said, “Sect Master Zhong, let me be straight to you. The location of the Hundred Ghosts Sect is very crucial. You can monitor the nine super sects on the opposite side of the river. So I’m planning to tell the alliance to support the Hundred Ghosts Sect. I wonder what Sect Master Zhong thinks about this?”
Zhong Wuhun didn’t expect Zhao Hai to be so direct. He couldn’t help but stare for a moment. Then he stood up and then bowed towards Zhao Hai, “Mister, thank you very much.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand and asked Zhong Wuhun to take a seat, then he said, “Back when we destroyed the Wandering Soul Group, we were able to acquire some of their cultivation methods. At this moment, there are disciples of the Black Tiger Gang that practice them. The Hundred Ghosts Sect also practices the ghost dao. Is Sect Master Zhong interested in these methods? If you are, I can ask the sect to bring those cultivation methods over.”
Zhong Wuhun was very excited. The Hundred Ghosts Sect was also a ghost cultivator sect. But what was the Wandering Soul Group? Their cultivation methods allowed them to dominate the Great Realm of Cultivation in the past. Their inheritance was leagues better than the Hundred Ghosts Sect. Although the Wandering Soul Group was eliminated, their cultivation methods were still in high demand. If they get their hands on it, the Hundred Ghosts Sect would benefit a lot. This would greatly influence the future of the sect.
Zhong Wuhun couldn’t help but stand up in excitement. He bowed towards Zhao Hai once more as he said, “Mister, the Hundred Ghosts Sect will never forget this kindness. This Zhong Wuhun can’t give anything right now, but let me offer this bow first. In the future, if Mister requires it, the Hundred Ghosts Sect would dispatch our troops without question.”
Hearing Zhong Wuhun, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile, “Sect Master Zhong, as I said, the Freedom Alliance will never mistreat anyone who is useful towards its cause. Although the alliance doesn’t require tribute, the position of the Hundred Ghosts Sect is just too important. Moreover, I heard that you have a grudge against the Wonderful Sound Pavilion. I hope that the Hundred Ghost Sect can act as the alliance’s first line of defense. Naturally, we don’t expect you to stop the nine super sects on your own. There’s no need for you to sacrifice yourself. So we must build a transmission formation to the Black Tiger Gang as soon as possible. Once the nine super sects attack, you can retreat to the Black Tiger Gang’s base.”
Zhong Wuhun nodded, “I’ll follow Mister’s arrangement.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “I’ll have the sect send ghost face ships to you. I will also teach you how to make them. This should be enough for you to maintain security over the Jade Belt River.”
Zhong Wuhun assured him, “Mister doesn’t need to worry. You can leave the defense of Jade Belt River to us. If there’s anything wrong, we will immediately get in touch with you.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly. Then he waved his hand and said, “Alright, don’t stress yourself too much about it also. The army will rest here for a day before we go to the Jade Belt River.”
Although Zhong Wuhun doesn’t know why Zhao Hai was going to the Jade Belt River, he didn’t ask. He stood up and said, “Mister, a cave residence has been prepared for you. Will you take a rest?”
Zhao Hai shook his head, “I’ll rest on my ship. There’s no need for the cave residence. If the Sect Master is interested, you can come with me to the ship.”
When he heard Zhao Hai, Zhong Wuhun felt that there were other meanings to his words. So he immediately replied, “That would be great.” Zhao Hai smiled and then walked out first. When he exited the hall, he flew towards the Hell King’s Ship with Li Kuangge and Zhong Wuhun following behind him.
When they arrived at the Hell King’s Ship, Zhao Hai led the two into a cabin. Then Zhao Hai looked at Zhong Wuhun and said, “I heard about sect master Zhong’s sacrifice for the Hundred Ghosts Sect. I have been moved by it. I have a potion. When you return, sect master Zhong can drink it and retreat for seven days. You should be able to reach the immortal stage by then.”
After he said that, Zhao Hai took out a jade bottle and then handed it over to Zhong Wuhun. Zhong Wuhun’s face was red as he looked at the jade bottle. He desired the immortal stage for a very long time. He didn’t regret sacrificing his cultivation for the sect, but if he was given the opportunity, he would definitely grab it.
Zhong Wuhun was shaking as he received the bottle. Then he stood and bowed before saying, “Mister, I can’t repay the kindness that you gave me. Please accept my bow.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand, “Sect master doesn’t need to be too polite. If Sect Master Zhong wants to, you can go back now. I believe you will reach the immortal stage in seven days.”
Zhong Wuhun knew what Zhao Hai meant. Zhao Hai already finished explaining the matter and allowed him to leave. Zhong Wuhun was a person who knew his place, so he immediately said, “Mister, I’ll ask to be excused.” Zhao Hai nodded. Then Zhong Wuhun respectfully left the cabin.
Zhao Hai looked at Li Kuangge and said, “What? You’re envious?”
Hearing this, Li Kuangge gave an embarrassed smile as he said, “A little. Haha. Brother, it’s the immortal stage. Who doesn’t want to reach it?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Forget it. Zhong Wuhun is very old. Although he missed the time to reach the immortal stage, his accumulation is very deep. The potion I gave him is just the push he needs. You haven’t accumulated enough yet. You are still young. If you use the potion to become an immortal expert, your potential would be greatly affected. It’s better for you to break through naturally.”
Li Kuangge nodded and said, “Yes, Brother. I understand.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he looked at the sky outside and said, “We’ll go to the Drinking Elephant Mountain by the Jade Belt River tomorrow. The army will be stationed there for some time.”
Li Kuangge raised his brows and asked, “Brother, why do we need to be on Drinking Elephant Mountain?”
Li Kuangge knew about Drinking Elephant Mountain. It’s a mountain located beside the Jade Belt River. There’s a hollow area underneath the mountain, which made it look like an elephant sticking its trunk to drink from the river. It was one of the unique scenes along the Jade Belt River.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “We have to make the other side behave a little. We’ll retreat once the four northern provinces are stabilized. Until then, we need to stay in Drinking Elephant Mountain to defend.”
Li Kuangge nodded, “We now have the four provinces under control. I heard that the sect classification is being carried out. Once the classification is done, the north should be stable.”
Zhao Hai agreed, “After that happens, there’s one more thing I need to do. It’s something I promised everyone.”