Chapter 1965 – Getting Attention
Dark mist filled the air, making it very hard to see. From time to time, sharp screeches could be heard as red and blue flashes appeared. To outsiders, this scene would look bizarre.
Zhao Hai only used a small amount of power from the vermillion bird stamp and the black tortoise stamp as he fought the Nine-winged Cloud Centipedes. Despite this, the centipedes were still being cleaned up very easily.
Zhao Hai wanted to test the capabilities of the vermillion bird stamp and the black tortoise stamp during his battle against the Nine-winged Cloud Centipedes. As the fight went on, his control over the power of the stamps continued to increase. Although controlling the stamps came as a second nature to Zhao Hai, the sheer power of the stamps still required Zhao Hai to practice using them.
The Nine-winged Cloud Centipedes were the hegemons of this region. No other beasts would dare venture into their territory. The centipedes acted as one group. Their poisonous nature also didn’t make it easier to fight them. To the other beasts, there was nothing good in fighting against the centipedes. Because of this, the battle between Zhao Hai and the centipedes hasn’t alarmed any beasts.
Zhao Hai fought against the Nine-winged Centipedes for two hours before he killed one of the larger centipedes and captured several others. Only then did Zhao Hai leave the valley where cloud iron ore could be found.
Zhao Hai didn’t want to eradicate the Nine-winged Cloud Centipedes. There was no need to do so. As long as he captured some to populate the Space, that was enough. At the same time, Zhao Hai was already done with testing the strength of the vermillion bird stamp and the black tortoise stamp.
During the battle, Zhao Hai used his abilities to dodge the attacks of the centipedes. This made it impossible for the centipedes to capture him. The centipedes could only scream as they were being dealt with one by one.
At this moment, Zhao Hai reached the outskirts of Double Bee Mountain. Since he didn’t enter the area, he wasn’t attacked by the Double Sting Bees.
As he looked at Double Bee Mountain, Zhao Hai said, “Cai’er, how is it? Did you collect fruit trees from this mountain?”
Cai’er nodded and said, “They’ve been collected. I didn’t expect Double Bee Mountain to have more than 100 different fruit trees.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and then used his portable transmission formation. After several uses of the transmission formation, he arrived at Hengdao City.
Nothing changed from Hengdao City since Zhao Hai left. The streets continued to be crowded as cultivators came and left the city. Zhao Hai’s sudden appearance still caused the other cultivators to look at him in envy.
Zhao Hai looked around him and then went towards the Tyrant Blade Sect’s Branch Hall. He was now done with his task, so he naturally had to hand it in. As for the cultivators he killed before, Zhao Hai has long since forgotten about them.
Cultivators suddenly vanishing was a common occurrence in the Soaring Dragon Realm. People die every day in the wilderness. Besides those who came from the same realm, nobody would remember those who vanished.
The cultivators in the Soaring Dragon Realm came from various realms. A lot of people don’t know each other. Cultivators were also an indifferent bunch, so they didn’t care much about the affairs of other people. It was very rare for people to make friends here.
When Zhao Hai entered the Tyrant Blade Sect’s branch hall, the hall’s staff immediately noticed him. Zhao Hai was now an unofficial disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect. This made him attract the attention of the hall’s staff, especially this time. Zhao Hai took the task to mine cloud iron ores. Everyone knew how difficult this task was. Because of this, Zhao Hai left a deep impression on those who handed the tasks out. Seeing Zhao Hai return, the hall’s staff became happy. No matter what, Zhao Hai was now a member of the Tyrant Blade Sect.
The other cultivators in the hall also noticed Zhao Hai. Some of them recognized him as the person who rented a residence. Some of them knew him as the person who took the task of mining cloud iron ore. But compared to the task of mining cloud iron ore, the fact that Zhao Hai rented a residence left a deeper impression on the cultivators. Dangerous tasks weren’t special in the Soaring Dragon Realm. Renting residences, on the other hand, was something that cultivators rarely did.
Zhao Hai didn’t mind the gazes directed towards him. He went to the counter and then smiled at the female cultivator on the other side as he said, “Hello, I’m here to hand in my task.” Then he took out his jade card and his identity token.
The female cultivator knew about Zhao Hai’s task. So when she took Zhao Hai’s jade card and identity token, she nodded and said, “Please take your cloud iron ore out. We need to inspect it.”
Zhao Hai complied and then took out a basketball-sized cloud iron ore. Then he placed it on the counter.
Although cloud iron ore looked like ordinary rock, it had a distinct appearance that told other people that it was not. It was also very light, much lighter than other materials of its size.
The female cultivator took the chunk of cloud iron ore and then brought it to the room in the back. Before long, she walked out and said, “It’s high-grade cloud iron ore. Your task completion is perfect.” Then she returned Zhao Hai’s jade card and identity token. She also gave Zhao Hai an excellent evaluation.
After receiving his identity token and jade card, Zhao Hai smiled at the female cultivator and said, “Thank you very much.” Then he went to the transaction counter. This time, Zhao Hai has attracted the attention of everyone in the branch hall. Cultivators from the lower realms were looking at him in shock.
It must be known that the task of mining cloud iron ore was a very difficult one. Even if someone took it, they would form a team to complete it. Such a task could not be done alone. Moreover, the Tyrant Blade Sect gives impression points depending on how many people there were in the team. There has been no event before Zhao Hai where a task was completed by one person. There could only be two explanations for this. The first was that Zhao Hai was someone who held special status. He formed a team but dropped them all before handing the task in so that he alone would get the impression points. However, this situation almost never happened. If Zhao Hai really did that, then he would have no friends in the future.
The second explanation was that Zhao Hai really did complete it alone. Therefore, he didn’t have to share the impression points with other people. To other cultivators, this was also impossible. This was because it would be too unbelievable. Tasks like mining cloud iron ores weren’t something that one person could complete.
Because of this, the gazes of everyone were glued to Zhao Hai. They wanted to see what items Zhao Hai wanted to trade, to judge how he completed the task.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about what these people thought. Once he arrived at the trading counter, he took out several cloud iron ores and said, “Hello, I want to sell cloud iron ores.”
Looking at the cloud iron ores, the female cultivator nodded and said, “Please wait a minute, we have to assess the value of these cloud iron ores first.” Then she went to the back room and brought an old cultivator out. After looking at Zhao Hai’s cloud iron ores, the old cultivator nodded and said, “These are high-grade cloud iron ores. We can buy them for five thousand jade essences.” Once he said the price, the old cultivator returned to the back room.
The female cultivator looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Mister, are you satisfied with this price?”
Zhao Hai nodded, “I’m satisfied, please complete the transaction.”
The female cultivator nodded and said, “Please wait a moment.” Then she took the cloud iron ores and then deposited them at the back. Before long, she came back with a spatial bag. She handed the spatial bag to Zhao Hai and said, “Mister, inside are your five thousand jade essences. Please confirm.”
Zhao Hai received the bag and inspected its contents before nodding. It was at this moment that Zhao Hai felt the atmosphere in the hall change.
Five thousand jade essences, this wasn’t a small amount. The cultivators in the hall didn’t expect Zhao Hai to earn five thousand jade essences with his task. This was an astonishing amount. A lot of people looked at Zhao Hai’s back with a greedy light flashing through their eyes.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about this as he looked at the female cultivator and said, “Excuse me, do you buy beast materials?”
Hearing this, the female cultivator smiled faintly and said, “We do. What material do you want to sell?”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he waved his hand, causing a pile of 30 centimeter long needles to appear. The needles had a cold glint and seemed to be made of metal.
The female cultivator was confused about the needles. The needles were formed finely as though they were made by someone. But the female cultivator was aware of Zhao Hai’s identity, so she knew that Zhao Hai wouldn’t joke about these matters. So she looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Please wait a moment, I’ll find someone to identify it.” Then she went to the back room once more and invited the old man who priced Zhao Hai’s cloud iron ores.
Seeing Zhao Hai’s pile of needles, a flash of doubt appeared on the old man’s face. Then his expression changed as he became excited. He picked up two needles from the pile and looked at it. He also knocked on the needles as well as smelled them. By this point, the old man could no longer hide his excitement as he looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “These are the stingers of Double Sting Bees, right?”
Hua! There was an uproar in the entire hall. Everyone knew what Double Sting Bees were. It was one of the beasts that nobody wanted to encounter. Almost all cultivators who met Double Sting Bees have died. But now, not only was Zhao Hai fine, he was also able to get so many stingers from the bees. It was no wonder why everyone was surprised.
Zhao Hai smiled and then nodded, “Right, these are stingers of Double Sting Bees. Will you buy it?”
The old cultivator repeatedly nodded and said, “Buy, of course we’ll buy them. You have 100 stingers here. I’ll buy them from you for a thousand jade essences. What do you think?”