Chapter 1926 – Leaving
Zhang Feng was sitting inside his residence with a bitter smile on his face. He just received a notice that he would be entering the Soaring Dragon Realm with a group of experts in ten days. This was the decision made by the elders of the Black Tiger Gang.
Zhang Feng already used all kinds of excuses to drag his entry to the Soaring Dragon Realm for more than ten years. This time, he could no longer hold them off. He has to enter the Soaring Dragon Realm.
The reason why Zhang Feng dragged his entry to the Soaring Dragon Realm was because he wanted to enter with Zhao Hai. But in the end, the sect could no longer allow him to wait. He also knew that it wouldn’t be good for the sect if he dragged any longer. Zhang Feng sighed as he muttered, “Brother, it seems like I can’t wait for you anymore.”
“What’s wrong? Why can’t you wait anymore?”
Zhang Feng stared, then his complexion brightened. He turned his head to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you’re out.”
Zhao Hai laughed and gave Zhang Feng a hug. When he let go of Zhang Feng, he said, “I just got out. Then I heard that you’re an immortal expert now. And you’re about to enter the Soaring Dragon Realm. So I came over.”
Zhang Feng smiled and said, “Right. And you’re also at the immortal stage. How about entering the Soaring Dragon Realm with me?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Of course. I went out to enter the Soaring Dragon Realm.”
The smile on Zhang Feng’s face became wider. Then he quickly replied, “That’s good. Then we’ll enter the Soaring Dragon Realm in ten days.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Ten days later, we’ll enter the Soaring Dragon Realm. It just so happens that I have some matters I need to deal with. I’ll use this time to take care of them all.”
Zhang Feng raised his brow and asked, “What matters? Right, the Perfection Shop. It’s your business. And when you leave, the Black Tiger Gang would lose a lot of immortal-level Undead. We need to prepare.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Senior Brother can rest assured, the Perfection Shop will not stop. It will continue doing business. Moreover, even if I go to the Soaring Dragon Realm, I’ll leave my immortal-level Undead. There’s no need for the sect to be worried.”
Zhang Feng nodded, “That’s good. But we still need to make preparations. Besides these, what other matters do you need to take care of?”
Zhao Hai replied, “The alliance army. I’m planning to use these remaining days to take a look and hand everything over to them. Although I’m leaving, the alliance army needs to continue.”
Zhang Feng nodded, “Alright. Do you need me to go with you?”
Zhao Hai shook his head, “There’s no need. I’ll be fine. You prepare as well. I’ll come back in ten days.” Zhang Feng nodded. Then Zhao Hai’s body disappeared.
On this day, everyone from the alliance army suddenly received a message ordering them to rush back to Drinking Elephant Mountain. Although they didn’t know what was happening, they still went since it had something to do with the alliance army.
Zhao Hai has already arrived at Drinking Elephant Mountain. However, he didn’t visit the camp. Instead, he appeared in front of the battle monument. Looking at the monument, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but feel the decades that passed. He could still remember the time when he erected the monument for the alliance army.
As Zhao Hai was lost in his thoughts, he suddenly heard someone’s voice, “Who are you? What are you doing here?”
Zhao Hai turned his head to see two transcending tribulation experts. He didn’t know these two people, but he didn’t care. He gave them a smile as he asked, “Are you from the alliance army?”
The two transcending tribulation experts were wary of Zhao Hai. Although they have been guarding the monument, they didn’t feel Zhao Hai’s arrival. They knew that Zhao Hai was much stronger than them. However, they knew how important the battle monument was. Therefore, they could only remain and confront Zhao Hai. As long as Zhao Hai shows any intentions towards the battle monument, they would immediately move to stop him.
The two already sent a notice to the camp. People should be arriving soon. Upon hearing Zhao Hai’s question, they replied with their own, “Mister, who are you? Did you come to pay respects to the battle monument?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly. He understood what these two cultivators meant. This battle monument was a holy site for the Freedom Alliance cultivators. A lot of cultivators come over each year to pay their respects.
Seeing Zhao Hai being silent, the two couldn’t help but become more anxious. It had just been 20 years since they joined the alliance army. However, they knew clearly what the battle monument represented to the people of the army. If the battle monument was destroyed, those veterans of the army would go crazy.
Just as the two were becoming more guarded, the sound of wind was heard. The two couldn’t help but feel relieved. They knew that the others had arrived. Sure enough, a large number of people appeared in front of the battle monument. However, the actions of those who arrived caused the two cultivators to be confused. These people seem to be dumbfounded by the sight of Zhao Hai.
Looking at the familiar faces in front of him, Zhao Hai laughed and said, “Good, you’ve all done a good job managing the battle monument.” Hearing Zhao Hai, those who arrived recovered their senses. All of them excitedly roared, “Army Commander, you’re back!”
Hearing the army veterans, the newcomers were shocked. They didn’t expect this average-looking man to be the legendary commander of the first army, Black Tiger Gang’s Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I came out to see everyone. Then I will enter the Soaring Dragon Realm.”
The people of the army weren’t disappointed when they heard Zhao Hai. Instead, they were happy for him. The group gave him a bow and said, “Congratulations, Army Commander!”
Zhao Hai laughed, then he waved his hand and said, “Alright. Let’s go back to the camp. I already sent a message to everyone. They should be arriving soon. Let’s have a gathering for a few days.” Everyone happily responded. Then they all followed Zhao Hai back to the camp.
Not long after Zhao Hai arrived at the camp, the transmission formation flashed a white light. When Zhao Hai looked over, the person who arrived was Li Kuangge.
Li Kuangge became an immortal expert earlier than Zhang Feng. And like Zhang Feng, he delayed his entry into the Soaring Dragon Realm as much as he could. But this time, he was also notified that he needs to enter the Soaring Dragon Realm along with Zhang Feng and the others. Li Kuangge didn’t expect that he would receive a sudden message from the alliance army. He immediately went to Drinking Elephant Mountain, thinking that something happened.
Just as he came out of the transmission formation, Li Kuangge saw Zhao Hai. Li Kuangge stared before his expression lit up. He quickly went to Zhao Hai and said, “Commander, you’re finally out.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Yes. I’m going to the Soaring Dragon Realm in a few days, so I decided to gather everyone.”
Li Kuangge smiled and said, “Fantastic, I’m also going to the Soaring Dragon Realm. I didn’t expect you to come out at this moment. That’s good.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Then we brothers can fight side by side once again.”
At this time, more and more people from the alliance army arrived at the camp. Knowing that Zhao Hai was out, every one of them were happy. The entire army soon became festive.
For seven days, Zhao Hai stayed in the alliance army, sharing his cultivation experience with everyone. He also wrote his experiences on jade slips for the future generations.
Seven days later, Zhao Hai returned to the Black Tiger Gang to deal with the matters there. But before he left, he went to the battle monument once more and lit some incense with his own hands.
As he held the incense, Zhao Hai looked at the battle monument and muttered, “Brothers, I’m leaving. The Freedom Alliance will have to depend on you in the future.” After speaking, he inserted the incense into the tripod.
Just as Zhao Hai inserted the incense into the sand, he suddenly felt his spiritual force shake. Then his golden spiritual force became thicker.
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. After becoming an immortal expert, he tried to research this special spiritual force, but he didn’t come up with anything. He could use this spiritual force, but he couldn’t grow it. This made Zhao Hai confused. After coming up with nothing, Zhao Hai gave up. He plans to revisit it in the future.
Zhao Hai didn’t expect that his golden spiritual force would grow at this time. This surprised him. Zhao Hai stood there for some time as he looked at the battle monument. His golden spiritual force appeared when he built the battle monument. What was the relationship between the golden spiritual force and the battle monument?
Thinking of this, Zhao Hai had the Space analyze the battle monument. Before long, an answer arrived. Because Zhao Hai fulfilled the desires of the dead cultivators, the last trace of spirit that these cultivators left behind released a special energy that tempered Zhao Hai’s spiritual force. Because of this, some of Zhao Hai’s spiritual force became golden.
As for the golden spiritual force, it was completely different from ordinary spiritual force. The universal scanner couldn’t completely analyze it. Zhao Hai only knew that the golden spiritual force was a higher version of the normal spiritual force. The scanner didn’t tell Zhao Hai how he could grow his golden spiritual force, making Zhao Hai feel helpless.
Knowing this, Zhao Hai let out a long breath. It seems like he couldn’t do anything about it for now. It seems like the mystery of the golden spiritual qi would only be unraveled when he arrives at the Soaring Dragon Realm or the True Spirit Realm.
After he recovered, Zhao Hai turned his head to the people of the army and said, “I’m going to the Soaring Dragon Realm. We might not meet anymore in the future. However, I invite everyone to remember why the battle monument was erected. Never forget that you are members of the alliance army. Never forget why the army was formed. You need to protect the Freedom Alliance and its people. Don’t shame the legacy of the battle monument!”
The cultivators of the alliance army cupped their fist and said, “We respect the Army Commander’s orders!”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he turned to Li Kuangge and said, “Brother, the army is a river of flowing water. It has no need for stagnant water. It’s time for us to leave.”
Li Kuangge nodded. He looked at the cultivators of the army and then at the battle monument before he flew away with Zhao Hai.