Chapter 1970 – Suspected Plot
The Yin Yang Elders were currently looking at five metal discs. These discs were the ones Zhao Hai brought back. The two old men couldn’t help but look at it with surprise. Lin Ling and Xiang Ying were standing at the side.
When Zhao Hai left, the two elders appeared in the courtyard. When the two seniors arrived, Lin Ling and Xiang Ying immediately stood up and offered them a seat. The Yin Elder looked at Xiang Ying and said, “Little Ying, show me the discs that the kid Zhao Hai brought back.”
Xiang Ying gave the five discs that Zhao Hai collected to the two elders. The two elders looked at the metal discs one after another. A happy expression was on their faces.
After the two elders looked at the discs, the Yin Elder looked at Lin Ling and said, “Lin Ling, good job on finding Zhao Hai early. This old man will make sure to inform the sect’s higher ups about your contribution.”
Lin Ling bowed and said, “Thank you very much, Martial Uncle.”
The Yang Elder chuckled and said, “It seems like Zhao Hai will join our Tyrant Blade Sect before long. This would make him the fastest cultivator to enter the True Spirit Realm.”
Lin Ling and the others were stunned when they heard this. Then they immediately recovered. Ever since the Soaring Dragon Realm was established, nobody has collected five metal discs in such a short time. If Zhao Hai managed to collect ten discs, then he would be the quickest lower realm cultivator to join a sect in the True Spirit Realm.
The Yin Elder smiled faintly and said, “Actually, I feel that Zhao Hai’s current strength is already enough to enter the True Spirit Realm. But we can’t break the rules. It’s better to keep him here for a while. Now that the kid had provoked the Imperial Beast Sect, I’m sure that things would be more lively soon.”
The Yang Elder coldly snorted and said, “So what if he provoked the Imperial Blade Sect. What can they do? No matter what, it’s good for us. We can settle accounts from long ago.”
The Yin Elder smiled faintly and didn’t say anything. Lin Ling and Xiang Ying knew that the Yin Elder’s temperament was much worse compared to the Yang Elder. But after years of self-reflection, the Yin Elder’s temperament has improved. If it was a few years ago, then he would have flown into rage and turned Yushou City upside down.
If it wasn’t for Zhao Hai, the Tyrant Blade Sect would have lost a lot. People they were paying attention to were being attacked, which resulted in two deaths and six wounded. How could the two elders not be angry with this? Fortunately, Zhao Hai was able to kill five, otherwise the two elders would not be able to hold back and slaughter their way into Yushou City. If that happens, things in the Soaring Dragon Realm would become troublesome.
The Yang Elder’s complexion improved. He looked at Lin Ling and Xiang Ying and said, “You two are doing well. I know that you’ve reminded Zhao Hai against other people. I heard that in addition to Zhao Hai, there’s another strong kid. However, that kid seems to be taking action against people on his side. What’s happening?”
Lin Ling nodded, then he frowned and said, “There’s such a thing. That person’s name is Mo Si. He entered five years before Zhao Hai. His strength is extraordinary. Although he isn’t as powerful as Zhao Hai, he’s not that bad. We started paying attention to him two years ago. That kid is a loner and uses the blade well. He comes from an ordinary lower realm and there’s nothing extraordinary from his background. He became active in Hengdao City and completed all his tasks alone. He became murderous three years ago. He rented a small courtyard and paid it with money he got from killing people. A year ago, we made him an unofficial disciple of the sect. But after getting his metal disc, he didn’t set off to other cities to hunt. Instead, he targeted other people on our side. So far, he has killed three people with metal discs.”
The Yin Elder’s expression dropped, then he coldly snorted and said, “He can’t deal with our enemies and instead killed our own people. Such people aren’t worthy of our Tyrant Blade Sect. Kick him out of the sect. We don’t want people like him.”
Lin Ling frowned and said, “Elder, this Mo Si is very good. I heard that the True Dao Sect is also paying attention to him. If we kick him out now, I’m afraid the True Dao Sect would immediately get him. And that kid doesn’t have the greatest hearts. He will surely hate the Tyrant Blade Sect. If he joins the True Dao Sect, his existence would have a certain impact on the relationship of the two sects. Moreover, it’s inconvenient to make a move against him in the Soaring Dragon Realm. This is the reason why I haven’t driven him away yet.”
The Yin Elder frowned, “You mean to say that we cannot do anything to him right now? Hmph. That kid is lucky. If this was the sect, this old man would have executed him already.”
Xiang Ying smiled faintly and said, “The Elders shouldn’t take action for this kind of human. I have a plan to get rid of this kid.”
The Yin Elder looked at Xiang Ying and said, “What plan do you have? Let’s hear it?”
Xiang Ying answered, “Doesn’t Mo Si like to attack people on his own side? And he’s a jealous man. As long as we spread word about Zhao Hai, I believe he won’t be able to hold back and attack him. When they fight, I’m certain that Zhao Hai would be the one who would win.”
Hearing Xiang Ying, the Yin Elder stared. Then after thinking about it, he nodded and said, “Alright. Then let’s do that. Although the Tyrant Blade Sect acts domineering, we have always been united. Our sect doesn’t need a ruthless and traitorous person. Go and tell Zhao Hai about it.”
The two complied. The Yang Elder looked at the two and said, “Get to the bottom of this Mo Si’s background. Find out everything about him. Look at the sect he came from and who has visited it over the years. Check everything. I want to see if someone is behind this matter.”
Upon hearing this, Xiang Ying and Lin Ling couldn’t help but stare. Then their expression changed as they said, “Yes. Elder can rest assured, we will look into it.”
The Yin Elder looked at the Yang Elder and said, “Junior Brother, are you thinking that someone from the lower realms wants to deal with our Tyrant Blade Sect? How is that possible?”
The Yin Elder knew that even if his Junior Brother had a short temper, he was very meticulous when he is calm. Therefore, the Yin Elder respected the thoughts of the Yang Elder. But this time, the Yang Elder’s idea looks too outrageous.
The Yang Elder shook his head and said, “I’m also not sure about it. However, we cannot ignore the possibility. The Tyrant Blade Sect is famous for our unity. If someone wants to destroy the Tyrant Blade Sect, doing it from the inside would be a good idea. This is more terrifying than having enemies outside.”
The Yin Elder nodded. Lin Ling and Xiang Ying’s expressions also turned serious. If what the Yang Elder said was true, then that would be terrifying.
The reason they were worried was because the Tyrant Blade Sect was different compared to other sects. The Tyrant Blade Sect has the fewest disciples among the top sects. Although the sect has a lot of powerful experts, their ranking among the top sects in the True Spirit Realm wasn’t at the top due to their lack of disciples. The Tyrant Blade Sect was also known in the True Spirit Realm for their unity. If one was asked which sect was the most united in the True Spirit Realm, then they would definitely point to the Tyrant Blade Sect.
If it was the other sects, then they would not have worried about someone trying to destroy it from the inside. Sects always had internal strife, and there were enough mountains for everyone. But things weren’t the same with the Tyrant Blade Sect. With how few disciples it had, destroying their relationship with each other would be destructive to the sect.
As he thought about it, the Yin Elder said, “Lin Ling, Xiang Ying, make sure that this matter doesn’t reach anyone else’s ears. Make your investigations in secret. We will report this matter to this sect. If there’s really someone behind this, then this old man will go out and slaughter them.”
The Yang Elder coldly snorted and said, “Someone actually dared to use this method against the Tyrant Blade Sect.”
Lin Ling and Xiang Ying complied. The Yin Yang Elders stood up and then left the courtyard. When the elders left, Xiang Ying looked at Lin Ling and said, “Senior Brother Lin, you are closer to Zhao Hai than me. You tell him about Mo Si. Right, ask Zhao Hai to see if he could draw out a little information from Mo Si’s mouth. I’ll go and check Mo Si’s background. If the Yang Elder’s suspicions are true, then the Tyrant Blade Sect will not let him off. Even his small realm will be annihilated.”
Lin Ling coldly snorted and said, “If that is really the case, then not even dogs or chickens will be left in Mo Si’s realm.” After saying that, he turned around and left. This time, he didn’t send someone to call Zhao Hai. He would go and meet Zhao Hai himself.
Zhao Hai was currently in his own residence. He wasn’t anxious about collecting ten metal discs. In any case, he has time. He was also prepared to taunt the Sword Hegemon Sect. After that, he should have collected ten discs.
As for dealing with people on his side to get their metal discs, Zhao Hai didn’t have any intentions to do that. Why should he attack his own people? Zhao Hai wasn’t that kind of person.
Zhao Hai sat in his courtyard and communicated with Cai’er in his mind. He was asking Cai’er to help him calculate how stronger the stellar transformations great formation became upon using the vermillion bird stamp and the black tortoise stamp.
This information is very relevant for Zhao Hai. When Zhao Hai used the formation against the five cultivators, he felt that he hadn’t exerted the full power of the formation. The formation didn’t even use a ten thousandth( 1/10,000th ) of its strength. If it was used in its full power, then even Zhao Hai would not be able to resist it.
Zhao Hai wants to know if he could use the formation to deal with people like Hu Wang and Xiang Que. The two beastmen remained one of Zhao Hai’s worries in the Soaring Dragon Realm. If the formation could deal with those two, then Zhao Hai would have no need to worry. Also, Zhao Hai doesn’t want to have a weapon that he couldn’t control. Therefore, he was very interested in the specifics of the new formation.
As Zhao Hai was following Cai’er’s research with the new stellar transformations great formation, a knock was suddenly heard from his gate. Zhao Hai stared and immediately went towards the gate. When he opened the gate, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but pause. Instead of the young cultivator, the person outside his gate was Lin Ling.
It must be said that the courtyard was designed in a special way. If you were inside the courtyard, then you would not be able to hear anything from the outside nor would you be able to know who was outside. It was just like a mortal not knowing who was knocking on their door.
Zhao Hai was stunned when he saw Lin Ling. Then he was even more stunned when he saw Lin Ling’s expression. He quickly said, “Senior Brother Ling, why are you here? Please come in.” Zhao Hai noticed Lin Ling’s expression, and it was very ugly. There was even a hint of killing intent within his eyes. Fortunately, this killing intent wasn’t directed towards Zhao Hai.
Lin Ling nodded and then silently entered Zhao Hai’s courtyard. Zhao Hai asked Lin Ling to sit in the living room and then took out a bottle of liquor before offering Lin Ling a cup. Lin Ling accepted the cup and then took a sip. Only then did he open his mouth and said, “Zhao Hai, sit down. I have a special mission for you. If you complete it, you will obtain ten discs and join the Tyrant Blade Sect.”
Zhao Hai stared, then he looked at Lin Ling and said, “Senior Brother Lin, did something happen? Although I’m only an unofficial disciple, I’m already someone of the Tyrant Blade Sect. If there’s something I can do, then I naturally wouldn’t decline.”
Hearing this, Lin Ling showed a rare smile on his face. Then he nodded and said, “Alright, hearing that made me relieved. This mission is special. You should be aware that the Tyrant Blade Sect has other unofficial disciples. One of them is a person named Mo Si. He entered the realm five years before you and became an unofficial disciple a year ago. Your mission is to kill him.”