Chapter 1942 – Scouting
The beast tide has yet to arrive, but Shangshan City was already on an alert state. People on the city walls were guarded. As for those who weren’t, they were arranged living spaces to take a proper rest.
Zhao Hai and the others were also given a place to settle in, allowing them to relax. The area they were located in had many houses and was close to the city wall. This made it convenient for them to go to the wall and offer support at any time.
In such a city, it was impossible for Zhao Hai and the others to have their own rooms. Instead, the room Zhao Hai was given was very big, enough to house 10 people. Besides Zhao Hai, there was Zhang Feng, Li Kuangge, Yuan Ba, Li Mu, and five other people with status.
The group continued to share drinks inside the room. Although they already drank a lot in the tavern, the happiness they experienced warranted them to drink more.
After drinking his wine, Zhao Hai put down his cup and then looked at everyone as he said, “Everyone, we need to do well this time. Although the disciple from the True Dao Sect said that I was noticed, if you did well, someone would definitely notice you as well. Then we brothers will meet in the True Spirit Realm.”
Zhang Feng smiled and said, “There’s no need for you to worry. It’s fine even if we don’t get noticed. The True Spirit Realm isn’t easy to enter. But after you reach the True Spirit Realm, we’re expecting you to lend us a hand.”
Yuan Ba agreed, “Team Leader, we heard that people who joined the top sects bring huge benefits to their sects. Although nobody from the Great Realm of Cultivation has entered a top sect before, there are some who have joined medium-grade sects. Despite this, the Great Realm of Cultivation managed to get a lot of benefits. It was said that the Sky Tower of the Great Realm of Cultivation was given to us by the True Spirit Realm.”
Zhao Hai nodded, he was aware of this. If he has an opportunity later on, he would definitely help the Great Realm of Cultivation.
Yuan Ba looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Team Leader, if you really join a sect in the True Spirit Realm, don’t be in a hurry to help us. You have to improve your status first. Then you’ll be able to help the Great Realm of Cultivation more.”
When Zhao Hai heard Yuan Ba, he couldn’t help but get stunned. Then he smiled faintly and said, “Alright, don’t worry. I know what to do. Let’s stop talking about this, I haven’t joined the True Spirit Realm yet. We’ll talk again after I join them.”
Although Zhao Hai looked calm, he was actually happy. His goal was to join a sect as powerful as the True Dao Sect. Now this problem was largely solved.
When Zhao Hai joined the Black Tiger Gang, he wasn’t having a good time. There was an unceasing internal strife while a powerful enemy was looming outside. If Zhao Hai didn’t work hard, the Black Tiger Gang might not have existed today.
To be honest, Zhao Hai dislikes these situations. If it was possible, he just wanted to be able to walk around the Great Realm of Cultivation and cultivate, even if his progress became slower. Zhao Hai has gone through many fights. He doesn’t want to fight even more.
If he can join a top sect, he will undergo a lot less battles. As for the internal battles of the sect, Zhao Hai doesn’t care about it. What were battles inside the sect? It was a battle for resources. To be honest, Zhao Hai wasn’t against such battles. It would provide him with needed battle experience.
To be honest, Zhao Hai was looking forward to his life in the True Spirit Realm. He wanted to see what life there is like. This was because life there was closer to normal human life. People in the True Spirit Realm eat and drink, something that Zhao Hai could only enjoy in the Space.
The next morning, Zhao Hai and the others went out of their dwelling after waking up. They went to the walls and were still unable to spot any beasts. If there weren’t any warnings, Zhang Feng and the others might not know that a beast tide was coming.
However, Zhao Hai knew that the forecast of the True Spirit Realm couldn’t be wrong. The beast tide was coming. This was because the Space’s surveillance could also see that the activity of the beasts have become more and more frequent.
Seeing that there were no beasts, Zhao Hai and the others prepared to head back to their place. Then at this time, Feng Lingyun and Luo Xiu’er arrived. Zhao Hai’s group immediately gave them a salute.
Feng Lingyun waved his hand and said, “I’m sorry, I forgot to introduce ourselves yesterday. My name is Feng Lingyun, an inner disciple of the True Dao Sect. This is my junior sister, Luo Xiu’er. Zhao Hai, I have something to tell you. We need to send ten people outside to check on the situation of the beasts. You’re one of the ten people, you need to prepare.”
Zhao Hai stared, then he immediately nodded and said, “Yes, Senior can rest assured.”
Feng Lingyun nodded, then he led Liu Xiu’er to leave. Once the two were gone, Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, what’s happening? If a top sect liked you, why would they send you to do a dangerous task?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “There’s nothing wrong about it. Don’t think that top sects are easy to enter. They don’t accept useless people. This is a test. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine. Just take care of yourselves.”
Yuan Ba was somewhat worried, “Team Leader, are they specifically aiming at you?”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “You all look at me too highly. I might be someone from the Great Realm of Cultivation, but I’m nothing in the Soaring Dragon Realm, not to mention in the True Spirit Realm. Even if I join a top sect, I would still start from the Outer Sect. Do you think they would bother with me? If they want to deal with me, it’s just a matter of saying a few words.”
Yuan Ba and the others thought about it. Nobody dared to offend Zhao Hai in the Great Realm of Cultivation, but this was the Soaring Dragon Realm. And the people who talked to them were from the True Spirit Realm. In the True Spirit Realm, the immortal stage was just the starting point. There’s no point for people to scheme against Zhao Hai.
As they were talking, Feng Lingyun walked over along with several cultivators. One of these cultivators actually had green hair. It was a Tree Demon. Besides the Tree Demon, Zhao Hai also saw two cultivators with a beast’s aura. It seems like these two were beast cultivators.
When Feng Lingyun arrived in front of Zhao Hai, he said, “These are the people who will go with you to scout outside. Your task is very simple. You have to find out how many beasts there are within 10 thousand kilometers outside the city. You need to be careful. Don’t separate. If you separate, it would be easier to get into trouble. You may not be able to return. You can go.”
Everyone nodded. Then the group moved and flew outside the city. Seeing Zhao Hai and the others disappearing, Feng Lingyun turned to Zhang Feng and said, “You can go back. Looking at the current situation, the beast tide will not come today.”
Zhang Feng gave Feng Lingyun a salute, then he said, “Thank you senior. But we’ll wait for Little Hai here.”
Feng Lingyun curiously looked at Zhang Feng and said, “Are you sure he’ll survive? You must be aware that every time we send people to scout the beast territory, people don’t return. Sometimes, entire teams get annihilated.”
Zhang Feng said, “I don’t know about the others, but Little Hai will definitely return. We’re confident in him.”
Feng Lingyun looked at Zhang Feng and the others and found that they were indeed confident. They weren’t encouraging themselves, which made Feng Lingyun more curious about Zhao Hai.
Feng Lingyun knew it hasn’t been that long since Zhao Hai came to the Soaring Dragon Realm. But he knew that Zhao Hai was aware of how powerful the beasts in the Soaring Dragon Realm were. Even in such a situation, Zhang Feng and the others were still confident in Zhao Hai. This was something Feng Lingyun didn’t expect.
When Zhao Hai’s group of ten left Shangshan City, they continued to fly forward. They weren’t flying very high, but none of them spoke a word. After all, they didn’t know each other.
When they flew about a thousand kilometers out, they began to feel beasts around them. At this time, the green-haired Tree Demon opened their mouth and said, “Everyone, this task is very dangerous. We need to cooperate to survive. What do you all think?”
Zhao Hai didn’t oppose and nodded. The others nodded as well. Seeing everyone agree, the Tree Demon couldn’t help but have a smug look on his face as he said, “If we cooperate, then we will need a leader. If everyone doesn’t mind, I will take this position. Do you all agree?”
Zhao Hai and the others looked at each other in dismay. They didn’t expect the Tree Demon to have such ideas. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but feel it was funny. He gently shook his head and no longer cared about the Tree Demon. Without saying anything to anybody, he continued flying forwards.
Seeing Zhao Hai’s performance, the Tree Demon’s expression changed. This meant that Zhao Hai was rejecting him. The others looked at each other, but they didn’t follow Zhao Hai. One of the cultivators said, “We’re just cooperating. We don’t need a leader. If you want to cooperate, then you can’t be the leader.”
The others nodded. The Tree Demon’s complexion became ugly. However, he didn’t leave like Zhao Hai. But he still opened his mouth and said, “Alright, I won’t be the leader. But that person just left. Since he left, he’s kicked out.”
The others looked at each other and nodded. Naturally, they didn’t care about Zhao Hai’s well-being. They don’t know him, it doesn’t matter if he survived or not.
Zhao Hai also heard this. Although he left, these people were still flying behind him. And how could they hide anything from Zhao Hai who has the Space.