Chapter 1969 – Increased Might
The pressure coming from the starry sky caused the five cultivators to change their expression. These five weren’t clueless rookies. Everyone who entered the Soaring Dragon Realm has stepped onto the immortal stage. All of them had encountered countless battles throughout their lives and have seen all kinds of formations. As soon as the starry sky appeared, they immediately knew that they had entered a formation. They wanted to observe the formation first to find out a way to break out of it. They just didn’t expect the pressure to come almost immediately.
The pressure was very formidable. It was as if they were facing ancient beasts, two beasts to be exact. As the five cultivators were stunned, the surrounding space shuddered as the cry of the vermillion bird and the roar of the black tortoise was heard.
The five soon noticed the stars above them forming a vermillion bird. The bird was majestic. It had burning flames as feathers and a long plume of tail.
At the same time, in the ice-cold section of the sky was a black tortoise. Coiled around the tortoise’s body was a snake.
The vermillion bird and the black tortoise appeared amidst the starry sky. As the five cultivators looked at the two ancient beasts, they couldn’t help but be shocked once more. The two ancient beasts seem to be looking at them with disdain.
As the five were stunned, the vermillion bird flapped its wings, causing a belt of fire to cover the five people. The five wanted to run away, but the belt of fire was just too strong. They were quickly hit by the belt of fire. Although they managed to narrowly evade the attack, they were still severely injured.
However, before they could take a breather, ice arrows were shot towards them. This time, they weren’t able to respond in time. They stood in place as the arrows were coming for them. The tall cultivator was hit by the arrow and was forced to separate with his beast. However, the two of them were still frozen into ice.
As for the two sword cultivators, their defenses were useless against the frigid arrow. Their armors became like paper as they were hit by the arrows. As for the female cultivators, they suffered the same fate.
When the five cultivators died, the formation immediately cleared out. The vermillion bird and the black tortoise disappeared. The only figure remaining was Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai looked at the six lifeless corpses in front of him and couldn’t help but be absent-minded. To be honest, he didn’t expect this result. Zhao Hai was aware of how strong the stellar transformations great formation was. In the past, the formation could at most trap the enemy for a long time. Zhao Hai planned to use the formation to trap the enemy for a couple of days. As long as he eliminates one or two, then he would have an easier time fighting the others.
However, as Zhao Hai was setting up the formation, he placed the vermillion bird stamp and the black tortoise stamp on the core nodes of the formation. And as Zhao Hai was about to control the formation to attack the five cultivators, the formation suddenly changed. Zhao Hai never knew about this attack before. In the end, a belt of fire and a few ice arrows were enough to deal with the opponent.
This was the reason Zhao Hai was surprised. He didn’t control the formation, it attacked on his own. When Zhao Hai tried to control the formation, he found that the functions had changed. It seems like the formation has become more intelligent. If the formation was a typewriter in the past, then the current formation was a computer.
As soon as Zhao Hai discovered this, he immediately issued orders to the formation so that it wouldn’t destroy the opponent’s corpses.
Zhao Hai didn’t expect the battle to end as soon as he issued his order. And the formation was able to complete Zhao Hai’s request perfectly. Zhao Hai was certain that if he didn’t give the order, then his opponents wouldn’t leave any bodies behind.
Zhao Hai waved his hand to receive the six corpses. Then he looked at the vermillion bird stamp and the black tortoise stamp as he said, “I didn’t expect these stamps to have more uses.”
What Zhao Hai didn’t know was that the vermillion bird stamp and the black tortoise stamp were originally artifacts meant for suppression. They were the artifacts used to suppress the four directions. If all four stamps were used, their might would be even stronger. If the stellar transformation formation was like a computer, then the vermillion bird stamp and the black tortoise stamp would be the central processing unit of the computer. Without them, the computer would not be able to function.
Zhao Hai didn’t stay in the area for long. He felt powerful auras coming from Yushou City. At the same time, powerful auras could also be felt from the forests. If he didn’t leave at this time, then he would only be courting death.
This time, Zhao Hai didn’t use the portable transmission formation to leave, he used the Space directly. However, he didn’t teleport too far. Once he reached a certain distance, he used his portable transmission formation to return to Hengdao City. He knew that the people of Yushou City had already noticed him. If he still went to the city, then he might encounter some problems.
Although there was a rule in the Soaring Dragon Realm that prevented official disciples of the sects from attacking unofficial disciples, Zhao Hai doesn’t expect all cultivators to follow it. If the Imperial Beast Sect decided to ignore this rule, then what was Zhao Hai going to do? Should he helplessly wait for death, or show the might of the Space? No matter which choice, all of them were detrimental to Zhao Hai.
Because of this, Zhao Hai risked using the Space to escape from Beast Tooth Mountain. Then when he was not far from Yushou City, he immediately used his portable transmission formation to return to Hengdao City.
Upon arriving at Hengdao City, Zhao Hai walked towards the Tyrant Blade Sect’s branch hall. Upon entering the hall, the staff inside couldn’t help but stare. They didn’t expect Zhao Hai to return so soon. Since he left, only half a day has passed.
While the staff were confused, Zhao Hai went to hand in his task. After giving the Black Rock Leather and taking his jade card, Zhao Hai went out of the building. Then he knocked on the side entrance.
The gate opened and the young cultivator from before was seen. Seeing Zhao Hai, he nodded and said, “Come in. The Senior Brothers are waiting for you.”
The small entrance led directly to the back courtyard of the branch office. Zhao Hai followed the cultivator to the courtyard. When they arrived, the young cultivator announced, “Senior Brother Xiang, Senior Brother Lin, Zhao Hai is here to see you.”
Lin Ling’s voice was heard, “Come in.” The young cultivator gestured towards Zhao Hai to enter. Zhao Hai cupped his fist towards the young cultivator and said, “Thank you, Junior Brother.”
The young cultivator just smiled and didn’t say anything. After that, Zhao Hai entered the hall. Inside were Lin Ling and Xiang Ying. Between them was a table with a heated pot of wine. Then on each side was a jade cup.
Zhao Hai cupped his fist and said, “Zhao Hai has seen the Senior Brothers.”
The two nodded, then Lin Ling said, “I heard that you went out to harvest Black Rock Leather and ran out to Yushou City? Hahaha. Good. You’re really bold.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I’m not too bold, but I’m not a coward either. Senior Brother, I’m here to hand my task over.”
Lin Ling stared, then he said, “Hand in? What task?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “The special task. I’ve killed a few people who have metal discs. Therefore, I came here to submit it.”
Lin Ling and Xiang Ying were stunned. Xiang Ying said, “You mean you killed a few unofficial disciples of the Imperial Beast Sect and the Sword Hegemon Sect? Didn’t you just take this task this morning?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly. Then he waved his hand and took out five metal discs. Looking at the metal discs, Lin Ling had a shocked look on his face. The more he looked at the discs, the wider the smile on his face. Then he laughed and said, “Good kid. You did well. I didn’t expect you to kill three people from the Imperial Beast Sect and two from the Sword Hegemon Sect. Good, good!”
After he said that, Lin Ling handed the metal discs to Xiang Ying. A huge smile also appeared on Xiang Ying’s face as he looked at the metal discs. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Good job. Your task has been perfectly completed. However, you should no longer go to the Imperial Beast Sect’s domain in the future. Just move around Shangshan City and Hengdao City. Otherwise, you would be in danger.”
Zhao Hai nodded. Lin Ling opened his mouth and said, “I think it’s time for me to tell you. Collecting ten of these discs will allow you to become an outer disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect.”
Zhao Hai showed an excited look on his face as he nodded, “Senior Brother, I understand.”
Seeing Zhao Hai’s face, Lin Ling couldn’t help but remind him, “Zhao Hai, you have to listen to what I’ve said. I said that ten of these metal discs can allow you to become an outer disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect. Do you understand what it means?”
Zhao Hai nodded, “I understand. What you mean to say is that I don’t only need to guard against the Imperial Beast Sect and the Sword Hegemon Sect, I also have to guard against other people.”
Lin Ling nodded, “You’re wise. Now go. I’m waiting for you to become my Junior Brother in the Tyrant Blade Sect.”
Zhao Hai gave a nod. He cupped his fist towards the two and then left.