Chapter 1974 – Retaliation
Zhao Hai looked at the Sword Hegemon Sect cultivator with a calm expression on his face. The Sword Hegemon Sect cultivator was quite powerful. Although his left arm had been cut off, Zhao Hai was sure that he could still break the formation in a short period of time. After all, this formation wasn’t the improved version.
However, Zhao Hai only needs to stop him for a small period of time. Zhao Hai believed that the two elders would arrive soon. After all, they were currently in the vicinity of Hengdao City.
Zhao Hai didn’t guess wrong. After 20 sword strikes, the Sword Hegemon Sect cultivator was able to break Zhao Hai’s formation. The formation that Zhao Hai used was only the two-dimensional formation, not the three-dimensional one. And it was also without the support of the vermillion bird stamp and the black turtle stamp. Therefore, the formation was at its simplest form.
After an explosion, the cultivator flew out and gave Zhao Hai a wicked gaze as he said, “Just you wait, I won’t forget this.”
“Hmph, you think you can leave this place? I didn’t expect the arms of the Sword Hegemon Sect to reach this far. To dare make a move against a person of the Tyrant Blade Sect, don’t blame this old man for being impolite.” Along with this voice, two figures appeared in front of the Sword Hegemon Sect cultivator. Seeing the two figures, the cultivator was stunned. He didn’t expect these two monsters to appear in this place.
The Sword Hegemon Sect cultivator immediately cupped his fist towards the two and said, “Sword Hegemon Sect’s Wu Pokai has seen the two elders. This one came over today because Zhao Hai killed an unofficial disciple of the Sword Hegemon Sect. I hope that the seniors can forgive me.”
The Yin Elder sneered at Wu Pokai and said, “You’re quite good with words. Unfortunately, this old man already knows what happened. I don’t believe you.” After he said that, the Yin Elder sent a blade qi towards Wu Pokai.
Wu Pokai was naturally guarded against the Yin Elder. Seeing the Yin Elder make a move, he immediately dodged. However, the blade qi turned and chased him down. Wu Pokai didn’t even have the time to scream as he was cut in half.
At this time, Zhao Hai arrived in front of the two elders. Then he cupped his fist and said, “I have seen the two Elders.”
The Yin Elder nodded, he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Good. You did well. Right, I heard that you can make Undead. Turn this kid into an Undead as well. I want to hear everything he knows.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Alright. Elders, please wait a moment.” After speaking, Zhao Hai waved his hand, covering Wu Pokai’s body with a black gas. When the black gas disappeared, a recovered Wu Pokai was already standing.
Seeing Wu Pokai’s body return to normal, the Yin Elder couldn’t help but raise his brow. However, he could notice that Wu Pokai no longer had a heartbeat and was covered with death qi. If it weren’t for the fact that Wu Pokai was cleaved in half by him, he might have suspected that he wasn’t an Undead.
The revived Wu Pokai quickly flew towards Zhao Hai and bowed, “I have seen the Young Master.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he said, “The Elders have something to ask you. Answer their questions, don’t hide anything.” Wu Pokai complied and then bowed towards the elders, “I have seen the two Elders.”
The Yin Yang Elders were somewhat in a daze upon seeing Wu Pokai. This was the first time they saw an intelligent Undead. In the True Spirit Realm, there were sects that turn corpses into undead to help them fight. However, those undead could be identified in a single glance. And none of those undead were smart, even compared to beasts. But Zhao Hai’s Undead was different.
The Yin Yang Elders were also people who had seen a lot of strange things, so they immediately accepted it. The Yin Elder nodded and said, “Alright, put him away first. We’ll talk after we return.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he waved his hand and stored Wu Pokai. After that, he followed the Yin Yang Elders back to Hengdao City.
Before long, the three returned to the Tyrant Blade Sect’s branch office. At this time, Lin Ling and Xiang Ying were waiting for them to return. Seeing the two Elders bring Zhao Hai back, they immediately invited them into the courtyard. After asking the Yin Yang Elders to sit down, the three of them stood on the side.
The Yin Elder turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Take out the two Undead. I want to hear how the Sword Hegemon Sect plans to deal with the Tyrant Blade Sect.”
Zhao Hai complied and took out the Undead Mo Si and Wu Pokai. The two Undead obediently stood in place in front of the two elders. The Yang Elder looked at Mo Si first and then asked, “Who ordered you to join the Tyrant Blade Sect?”
Mo Si nodded and said, “Replying to the Elder, I received and order from a senior in the Sword Hegemon Sect to join the Tyrant Blade Sect. They promised to give me support to get a high position in the sect. Then I will slowly split the sect from inside.”
Hearing Mo Si, the Yang Elder’s complexion changed. Although he already thought of this possibility, it still enraged him when coming from Mo Si’s mouth.
On the other hand, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but admire the cunning of the Sword Hegemon Sect. Mo Si was a good seed. If he joined the Tyrant Blade Sect and was supported by the Sword Hegemon Sect, the plan was more likely to work. The more Mo Si was valued by the Tyrant Blade Sect, the more damage he would inflict when the time comes.
At this moment, the Yin Elder turned to Wu Pokai and asked, “You, tell me what you know.”
Wu Pokai replied, “This is a long term plan of the Sword Hegemon Sect. The plan is called the ‘Hidden Dragon Plan’. The Hidden Dragon Plan has been used for quite some time. But the plan has always been used on smaller sects. This allowed the sect to control a lot of smaller sects. This is the first time that the Hidden Dragon Plan was used on a top sect. Because of the Tyrant Blade Sect’s unity, it was selected to be the first top sect that the plan would be carried on.”
The Yin Elder sneered, “We’re the first sect? Hehe. The Sword Hegemon Sect really looks down on us.”
The Yang Elder also gave a cold laugh as he said, “This is a good plan. But you chose the wrong target. Don’t they know that the Tyrant Blade Sect hates infighting? They even sent someone like Mo Si. With Mo Si’s actions, he would never be able to enter the Tyrant Blade Sect.”
Wu Pokai answered, “Mo Si’s actions are done intentionally. This way, if he joined the Tyrant Blade Sect, similar actions wouldn’t be suspected. I’m also specially assigned to ensure Mo Si’s safety.”
The Yin Elder waved his hand and said, “Alright, take them away.” Zhao Hai complied and then received Mo Si and Wu Pokai.
The Yin Elder said, “Don’t spread this matter. And don’t make any response, especially towards the Sword Hegemon Sect. The Tyrant Blade Sect will deal with them.” Everyone present gave a nod.
The Yang Elder looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Zhao Hai, you’ve completed your task wonderfully. I can promote you to the outer sect of the Tyrant Blade Sect. But before that, I have one more task for you.”
Zhao Hai stared, he looked at the Yang Elder and said, “Elder, please tell me.”
The Yang Elder looked Zhao Hai in the eye and said, “Your task is very simple, it’s to retaliate against the realm that Mo Si is from. No matter what method you use, you have to make sure that the sect is satisfied. You need to make the Sword Hegemon Sect understand that we know about their plan. We have to let the other lower realms know what happens to those who offend the Tyrant Blade Sect. It doesn’t matter how you retaliate on behalf of the sect, the important thing is that we achieve this result!”
Zhao Hai looked at the Yang Elder and said, “So what Elder means is that we need to establish our power?”
The Yang Elder nodded, “Correct. We need to show our power. We’ll give you the outer disciple token of the Tyrant Blade Sect. Use it when you retaliate against Mo Si’s realm. If your task is done well, we can even promote you to the inner sect. Then me and my Senior Brother will accept you as a disciple. What do you think?”
Zhao Hai stared, he didn’t expect that the Yang Elder would offer such conditions. But Zhao Hai also understood that if he became an inner sect and a disciple of the Yin Yang Elders, his future development would be greatly improved.
Thinking of this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but nod, “Alright, I’ll take care of this matter. Elders can rest assured.”
The Yin Yang Elders nodded, then the two stood up and left. Lin Ling, Xiang Ying, and Zhao Hai bowed towards the two elders as they left. After the two left, Lin Ling took out a jade token and handed it to Zhao Hai before saying, “Zhao Hai, from now on, you’re an official disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect. This is your identity token, take it.”
Zhao Hai received the identity token and cupped his fist towards Lin Ling and Xiang Yin before saying, “Thank you very much, senior brothers.”
Lin Ling smiled and said, “There’s no need to thank me. Have you figured out a way to deal with Mo Si’s realm? If you do a good job, you’ll immediately enter the inner sect. Then we can be considered as true brothers.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I plan to learn about the realm first. Then I’ll decide how to deal with them.”
Lin Ling nodded, “That’s good. You have to be careful. Here, we’ve managed to collect information about Mo Si’s realm. Think properly about how you will deal with that realm.” After he said that, Lin Ling took out a jade slip and gave it to Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai received the jade slip and expressed his gratitude towards Lin Ling. Then he left the branch hall.
Looking at Zhao Hai’s back, Lin Ling turned to Xiang Ying and asked, “Junior Brother, how do you think Zhao Hai will retaliate?”
Xiang Ying smiled bitterly and said, “I don’t know. At this point, I don’t understand anything about Zhao Hai.”