Chapter 1941 – Claimed
Hearing Zhao Hai, Li Mu couldn’t help but be anxious, “What happened? Is the beast tide very huge? Wulong City can’t block it?” Hearing Zhao Hai say that Wulong City was too small, Li Mu thought that Wulong City wouldn’t be able to withstand the attacks of the beast tide.
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “It’s not that. Wulong City should still be able to stop the attacks of the beast tide. By saying that Wulong City is too small, I meant that there aren’t enough sects in Wulong City. Shangshan City has more sects in comparison.”
Speaking up to here, he looked at everyone and then gestured towards a nearby tavern and said, “Let’s go and drink while we wait.” Then he walked towards the tavern. By this point, nobody cared about the money they would spend for the drinks.
After everyone settled in and ordered wine, Zhao Hai said, “Helping cities fight against beasts doesn’t give impression points, so people always thought that it doesn’t matter where they fought the beast tide. However, I think there’s a huge difference between fighting in Wulong City and Shangshan City. Wulong City is a medium-grade city filled with medium-grade sects. Meanwhile, Shangshan is built by the powerful True Dao Sect. There are also other big sects present in Shangshan City. Although these sects couldn’t compare to the True Dao Sect, they’re still better compared to the sects in Wulong City.”
When he reached this point, Zhao Hai drank a cup of liquor before he continued, “Don’t think that impression points are everything. Do you think that these top sects would only look at impression points to recruit people? Impossible. What they want to see is what the cultivator is like. And the beast tide is the best time to see how a cultivator performs. If we stay in Shangshan City, we can let those sects see our performance. As long as we do well, we won’t need to worry about joining a good sect in the future.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, everyone stared. Then they looked at each other in disappointment. To be honest, they didn’t think the same way as Zhao Hai before this. Whenever a beast tide arrives, they would always stay in Wulong City to fight against the beasts. They never thought that they would be observed during those times.
But failing to think about it doesn’t mean that they don’t understand. Zhao Hai’s words enlightened them.
Li Mu’s face lit up as he said, “The Army Commander is right. If we stay here, we would have a lot of opportunities. From now on, we’ll stay here.”
Looking at Li Mu and the others, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Actually, the people of the True Spirit Realm can also think of the same things as I can. The reason you can smoothly enter Shangshan City is because we are here. During beast tides, transfers between cities are controlled. It’s easy to go from a big city to a small city, but it’s harder to go to a big city from a smaller city. There are certain conditions. First, you need someone from your realm to be in that city when the notice appears. If we aren’t in Shangshan City, you can’t come over from Wulong City. You will be blocked in the transmission formation.”
Li Mu and the others had an enlightened expression on their faces. Yuan Ba couldn’t help but ask, “Team Leader, how did you know this?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Martial Uncle told me. They wanted to go to a bigger city in the past during a beast tide, but they were blocked. Only then did I understand what was going on. If Yuan Ba wasn’t in Shangshan City and we weren’t in Hengdao City, I’m afraid we would still be fighting the beast tide in Wulong City.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, everyone relaxed. The Martial Uncle that Zhao Hai mentioned was naturally Tie Zhantian, the previous Team Leader of the Great Realm of Cultivation who has now joined the Copper Body Sect.
Tie Zhantian was also a legendary character in the hearts of the Great Realm of Cultivation’s experts. He brought a couple dozen people to the Soaring Dragon Realm. Although they fumbled in the beginning, they were able to establish a firm footing in the Soaring Dragon Realm. Moreover, he was able to make the Great Realm of Cultivation more powerful. For such a character, no matter which sect they came from, people gave him great respect. Therefore, upon hearing that Zhao Hai got the information from Tie Zhantian, nobody suspected him.
Naturally, this information wasn’t told to Zhao Hai by Tie Zhantian. It came from the surveillance that Zhao Hai did on every city. But this was a matter that sects in the True Spirit Realm wouldn’t speak of irresponsibly.
Seeing everyone’s look of understanding, Zhao Hai could only bitterly smile. This was something that they couldn’t find out. Then Zhao Hai continued, “It’s good that we know about these matters, but we can only keep this to ourselves. Don’t tell anyone else. Understood?”
Everyone nodded. They were also aware of the importance of this matter. It won’t bring them any advantage if they spread it around. In any case, they have no allies in the Soaring Dragon Realm, they have nobody else to tell it to.
As Zhao Hai and the others were talking, two people went inside the tavern. Upon seeing these two people, Zhao Hai’s complexion couldn’t help but change. These two people were the True Dao Sect disciples that provoked them.
The tavern Zhao Hai and the others were in wasn’t very big. The people inside were also people with status. The other cultivators of the Great Realm of Cultivation went elsewhere to drink. Each one of them were given a jade essence, they could drink all they wanted.
Because of this, there weren’t a lot of people in the tavern. Therefore, Zhao Hai was able to notice the arrival of Feng Lingyun and Luo Xiu’er. Of course, Zhao Hai doesn’t know the names of these two people.
Zhao Hai’s expression suddenly changed as they were talking, this caused the others to stare. Then they followed Zhao Hai’s gaze. Zhang Feng’s expression changed as well. The others were confused.
Yuan Ba couldn’t help but ask, “Team Leader, what’s the problem? Do you know those two?”
Zhao Hai nodded, but he didn’t say anything. Then Zhang Feng told Yuan Ba about Feng Lingyun and Luo Xiu’er with a low voice. Hearing who these two were, Yuan Ba’s expression also changed.
They were aware of what happened in Shangshan City last time, but they didn’t know what the two looked like. Now that the two suddenly appeared, their expressions became ugly.
While Zhao Hai’s group was tense, Feng Lingyun led Luo Xiu’er towards them. Seeing this, Zhao Hai immediately stood up, the others stood up as well. The other people in the tavern couldn’t help but be interested when they saw the reaction of Zhao Hai’s group.
Seeing Zhao Hai’s tense appearance, Feng Lingyun couldn’t help but smile. He continued to walk towards Zhao Hai’s table without saying anything. When the two were near, Zhao Hai gave them a salute, “Great Realm of Cultivation’s Zhao Hai has seen the seniors from the True Dao Sect.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Feng Lingyun couldn’t help but stare, then he smiled and said, “So you really recognized us. No wonder you left after we provoked you. Hahaha. You don’t have to worry, we’re not targeting the Great Realm of Cultivation. Someone asked me to provoke you at that time. You’re called Zhao Hai, right? Why aren’t you at the walls like the others?”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “Replying to senior, the beast tide will not come immediately. There’s little point to going to the city wall in advance. Although we aren’t as strong as senior, we can still reach the walls quickly if something happens. Therefore, before anything happens, we might as well share some drinks here.”
When he heard Zhao Hai, Feng Lingyun couldn’t help but laugh. Then he said, “Well said. What’s the use of going to the walls at this time? It’s good to prepare for a major event in a calm manner. Zhao Hai, let me make things clear. Someone is already paying attention to you. Of course, this person is not from our True Dao Sect. But I can tell you that the sect they belong to isn’t any weaker than the True Dao Sect. If there are other sects that approach you, you better push them away.”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. Then an excited expression appeared on his face as he replied, “Thank you, senior. This Zhao Hai will remember.”
Feng Lingyun nodded, then he glanced at the others before saying, “Alright, I’m done saying what I have to say. I won’t disturb your drinking anymore.” After he said that, he led Luo Xiu’er to leave the tavern.
Zhao Hai and the others hastily bowed to see them off. When the two left the tavern, Zhang Feng and the others immediately blew up with excitement. Feng Lingyun’s words shocked them. It wasn’t long since Zhao Hai arrived in the Soaring Dragon Realm, only four or five days. But in such a short period of time, some people were already paying attention to him. Moreover, it was a sect that wasn’t weaker than the True Dao Sect.
Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai with an excited expression as he said, “Little Hai, this is fantastic! From what I know, ever since we’ve been granted entry into the Soaring Dragon Realm, the Great Realm of Cultivation hasn’t had someone who entered a top sect. If you get recruited, you will be the first.”
Hearing Zhang Feng, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile, “It’s not certain yet. I don’t even know what that top sect wants. Let’s not think too much about it.”
Li Mu laughed and said, “Don’t worry, these kinds of things can’t be wrong. Things like these happen in the Soaring Dragon Realm. When a top sect settles on someone, they will make a claim on that person. As long as that person acts well and reaches their standards, they will take that person directly. Besides those who died unexpectedly, I never heard of someone who didn’t join a sect after being claimed. Army Commander, there’s no need for you to worry about it.”
The others also congratulated Zhao Hai. Their goal in entering the Soaring Dragon Realm was to join a sect of the True Spirit Realm, marking another step in the cultivation journey. And now, Zhao Hai was halfway through this step. Everyone couldn’t help but be happy for him.