Chapter 1971 – Analysis
“I need a reason. Since Mo Si is an unofficial disciple, then it means that he’s also from the lower realms. I want to know why the Tyrant Blade Sect wants to kill someone from the lower realms. If you can’t give me a reason, then not only would I not do this mission, I also don’t want to be a disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect.” Zhao Hai said this as he calmly looked at Lin Ling.
Lin Ling didn’t expect Zhao Hai’s reply to be that. However, this reply satisfied him. He wasn’t angry. On the contrary, he was glad that Zhao Hai was like this. Lin Ling laughed and said, “Good. You’re definitely someone that Lin Ling has chosen. I’ll tell you the reason. Mo Si was just like you who acquired a metal disc. He acquired it ten days before you did. But after acquiring his metal disc, instead of going to Yushou City to look for trouble, he scoured the vicinity of Hengdao City to hunt down unofficial disciples of the Tyrant Blade Sect. In other words, he’s killing people on his own side. Tell me, do you think we should kill that person or not?”
Hearing Lin Ling’s explanation, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. Then he frowned. Although Zhao Hai disliked Mo Si’s action and was willing to kill him, that wasn’t the reason he frowned. He frowned because Lin Ling’s reaction was too strong.
The Soaring Dragon Realm was a huge trial field. Cultivators from the lower realms come here to undergo trials for the True Spirit Realm. The result of the trials would decide whether they get accepted or not. This was normal. No matter what methods were used, as long as there were results, then that was what’s important. Killing people on their own side was normal in the Soaring Dragon Realm.
However, the way Lin Ling approached this matter was a bit abnormal. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but frown as he analyzed this matter. Naturally, Cai’er and the others were also thinking.
After hearing several analyses, Zhao Hai had a rough guess. From the moment he entered his path of cultivation, Zhao Hai found that people would do anything to deal with their enemy. Spies, counter spies, assassins, and so on were among these methods. These were methods that would take hundreds or even thousands of years to mature.
Zhao Hai suspects that this Mo Si was arranged by people to deal with the Tyrant Blade Sect. Therefore, the Tyrant Blade Sect was very sensitive to it and wanted to kill Mo Si.
After reaching this conclusion, Zhao Hai relaxed. He looked at Lin Ling and said, “Alright, I’ll do this mission. Senior Brother Lin can rest assured, he’ll be dealt with.”
Lin Ling stared, then he asked Zhao Hai, “Because he killed other unofficial disciples, you would deal with him?”
Zhao Hai looked at Lin Ling and said, “No. Senior Brother Lin would not come here personally just because an unofficial disciple kills other unofficial disciples. You’re worried that Mo Si is a spy, am I right?”
Lin Ling’s pupils shrunk, he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “How did you know?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “It’s just a guess. An unofficial disciple, no matter what noise he made, would never make Senior Brother Lin treat him seriously. This means that there’s a good reason Mo Si has to die.”
“Senior Brother Lin said that Mo Si deserved to die because he killed other unofficial disciples of the sect. From what I can see, this means that the people of the Tyrant Blade Sect are very united. Those who take action on their own people would be taken down. However, this shouldn’t be the reason why Mo Si needs to die immediately. After all, if he is an unofficial disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect, then his talent should be good.”
“So the problem lies in Mo Si’s identity. Although the Soaring Dragon Realm is above the lower realms, it still has a close relationship with the lower realms. If someone from Mo Si’s realm joined a sect hostile to the Tyrant Blade Sect, then they can instruct Mo Si to act as a spy in the Tyrant Blade Sect. Such things aren’t impossible. So instead of letting them enter the sect, it would be better if this spy could be dealt with immediately. So I took the mission.”
Lin Ling stared at Zhao Hai. It seems like it was the first day he knew Zhao Hai. Only now did Lin Ling realize how little he knew about Zhao Hai. He was too smart, to the point of being terrifying.
After some time, Lin Ling recovered. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “You thought of all these things on your own?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Yes. It’s quite normal. In the Great Realm of Cultivation, or even in the realms lower, a group has a lot of methods it could use to deal with another group. It might take tens of years, hundreds of years, or thousands of years, but it could achieve results in the end. It’s not surprising if it happens in the True Spirit Realm.”
Lin Ling bitterly smiled as he looked at Zhao Hai’s calm appearance. Lin Ling immediately understood why the sect paid attention to talents from the lower realms. These people have a treasure trove of experience with them. People in the True Spirit Realm didn’t need to experience a lot to progress in their cultivation due to the rich amount of spiritual qi. They could reach the immortal stage very easily. In the True Spirit Realm, the immortal stage was merely a step in the long path of cultivation.
However, things were different in the lower realms. Because of the low density of spiritual qi, the cultivation speed of the people in the lower realms was very slow. It would already be good if one in ten thousand would reach the immortal stage. And even those with talent would take several hundred years to reach this stage. In these hundreds of years, these people would have experienced a lot. Because of this, sects in the True Spirit Realm would regard lower realm ascenders with great importance. This was because they had the experience that native cultivators lacked.
Although the Soaring Dragon Realm was a trial field for lower realm cultivators, it was also a trial field for disciples of the True Spirit Realm. However, the trials of the True Spirit Realm disciples were different. Lower realm cultivators in the Soaring Dragon Realm would need to adapt to the realm’s environment so that they could live better in the True Spirit Realm.
As for the disciples of the True Spirit Realm, they would come to the Soaring Dragon Realm mainly to train their management skills as well as to gain more experience. If the lower realm cultivators experience martial trials in the Soaring Dragon Realm, then True Spirit Realms disciples would have literary trials.
In the past, Lin Ling didn’t understand why the sect would send people to the Soaring Dragon Realm for trials. But upon listening to Zhao Hai, he finally understood the reason why.
Lin Ling took deep breaths to calm down. Then he opened his mouth and said, “Alright. It’s good that you accepted the mission. Since you’re already aware of the matter, make sure to pay attention to Mo Si’s words when you meet him. Understood?”
Zhao Hai quickly understood what Lin Ling wanted to say. He smiled and said, “There’s no need to wait for his words. I can just kill him and turn him into an Undead. Then we’ll be able to ask him all the questions we have. It works better this way.”
Lin Ling raised his brow and asked, “Are you sure? Does your Undead keep their original memories before they died?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “They could also retain their original strength. My previous Undead are too weak and I can’t use them in the Soaring Dragon Realm. Right now, I can only use a few Undead. The cultivators from the Imperial Beast Sect and the Sword Hegemon Sect that I killed last time have also been turned into Undead.”
Lin Ling frowned and said, “Zhao Hai, you need to keep your focus. Cultivation is about quality, not quantity. Too much reliance on external forces like the Undead is not good for your cultivation.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Senior Brother Lin, rest assured. Unless necessary, I would not use my Undead Army. I rely on my own strength during normal battles.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Lin Ling nodded and said, “Alright, that’s good. Remember, once you join the Tyrant Blade Sect, you need to focus your energy on your blade. The True Spirit Realm is different from the lower realms. When you enter the True Spirit Realm, you couldn’t even fly. You also need to eat otherwise you won’t be able to survive. It can be said that you will start all over once you reach the True Spirit Realm. So you need to concentrate and don’t get distracted. Or else your path will be cut off.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I understand, Senior Brother.”
Lin Ling nodded, then he said, “This mission will have a great impact on the Tyrant Blade Sect, so you have to be careful. In the next few days, we will release rumors stating that we’ll allow you to join the outer sect ahead of time. This Mo Si would certainly be jealous and would look for you. That would be your opportunity.”
Zhao Hai gave a nod, “Senior Brother can rest assured. I know what to do.”
Lin Ling stood up and said, “Then I’ll leave it to you. Be careful.” After he said that, he turned around and left Zhao Hai’s courtyard.
Looking at Lin Ling’s back, Zhao Hai sighed as he muttered, “Sure enough, there’s no way to avoid fighting. Even before joining the Tyrant Blade Sect, I’m already involved in some plot.”
Zhao Hai didn’t act immediately. Hunting Mo Si couldn’t be done in a day or two. He wasn’t anxious either. If it was really like what Lin Ling said, being too anxious in killing Mo Si would be too suspicious. Zhao Hai still doesn’t know if Mo Si was alone or acted with a group. If he has allies, then there must be someone around that Mo Si was in contact with. If there was a sect behind Mo Si, then Zhao Hai would be in danger if he didn’t make any preparations. That sect might just send an expert to deal with him in order to push Mo Si into the Tyrant Blade Sect.