Chapter 1977 – Unreasonable
The Soaring Dragon Realm has been very lively recently. And there’s only one thing that everyone was talking about, and that was the extermination of the Osmanthus Crystal Realm, the blades that were stabbed onto the corpses, and of course the statement “Those who offend my tyrannical sword will be executed!”
The Tyrant Blade Sect was domineering. Their actions were vicious and their killing aura was so intense. This caused the people of the Soaring Dragon Realm to be startled. But despite this, the cultivators in Hengdao City have not decreased. On the contrary, the cultivators walking around the city have at least doubled. More cultivators would rather go to Hengdao City to pick up tasks. Even those who did tasks in other major cities moved to Hengdao City.
Seeing this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. But he soon understood. The Tyrant Blade Sect has exterminated the Osmanthus Crystal Realm. It might be a murderous action, but don’t forget, only the strong could afford to be so domineering. If you were weak, being domineering was equivalent to courting death.
For the Tyrant Blade Sect to dare do this, this only meant that they were strong enough to back their actions! Cultivators worship the strong. No matter what methods you use, as long as you were perceived as strong, people would follow you. This was a universal phenomenon in the cultivation world.
What Zhao Hai didn’t know was that it wasn’t only the Soaring Dragon Realm that was boiling with reaction. The True Spirit Realm was also shaken by what happened. Exterminating an entire realm was a huge matter. Some people, headed by the Sword Hegemon Sect, began to put pressure on the Tyrant Blade Sect. They said that the Tyrant Blade Sect was too vicious, making the lower realms worry. And that it wasn’t a good thing for the Soaring Dragon Realm’s future development.
Naturally, the words spouted by the Sword Hegemon Sect were nonsense. In fact, the main reason they wanted to put pressure on the Tyrant Sword Sect was because they wanted to be the first one to label the sinner.
No mistake, they wanted the Tyrant Blade Sect to be labeled as the villain first. Others might not be aware why the Tyrant Blade Sect decided to eliminate the Osmanthus Crystal Realm, but the Sword Hegemon Sect was well aware. They knew that the Tyrant Blade Sect had discovered their plan, and they were sending a message towards the Sword Hegemon Sect.
The Sword Hegemon Sect was afraid that the Tyrant Blade Sect would hold the spying incident against them. Therefore, they made the first move and pressured the Tyrant Blade Sect. So even if the Tyrant Blade Sect brings the spying incident forward, it wouldn’t be put on the spotlight. Moreover, the Sword Hegemon Sect could just mention that the Tyrant Blade Sect was falsely accusing them.
Facing all of these pressures, the Tyrant Blade Sect’s response was a surprise to everyone. They didn’t deny anything. They also took sects they had a good relationship with and admitted it directly. Then they pretended to get ready for a fight. Some small-scale conflicts even began to appear among the sects. Naturally, the most ruthless conflicts involved the Tyrant Blade Sect.
The Tyrant Blade Sect’s persistent and unreasonable approach caused everyone to hesitate. Seeing the Tyrant Blade Sect being a mad dog that would bite anyone, the sects began to shrink back. After all, the destroyed lower realm has nothing to do with them. An exterminated lower realm wasn’t worth fighting a rabid Tyrant Blade Sect. The Tyrant Blade Sect’s attitude of chasing down grievances was well-known among the sects.
As the other top sects began to turn soft, the Sword Hegemon Sect also knew that there was no point in making any more noise, so they also retreated. After all, the reason they made a fuss in the first place was to prevent the Tyrant Blade Sect from saying anything. Now that the Tyrant Blade Sect didn’t say anything, the goal of the Sword Hegemon Sect has been achieved.
Although the Sword Hegemon Sect was a larger sect compared to the Tyrant Blade Sect, they were equal or even inferior in terms of strength. In this case, the Sword Hegemon Sect had no intentions of going all out against the Tyrant Blade Sect.
However, the response of the Tyrant Blade Sect was also quite strange. When the pressure on them disappeared, everyone expected the Tyrant Blade Sect to seek vengeance. But in the end, the Tyrant Blade Sect didn’t retaliate. Instead, they reacted as though the incident didn’t happen. Under such circumstances, the storms in the True Spirit Realm calmed down.
In the beginning, people thought that the Tyrant Blade Sect was scheming. But after the Tyrant Blade Sect kept being silent, everyone believed that they wouldn’t seek vengeance. Although it was strange, it made the sects feel secure.
Naturally, the Tyrant Blade Sect wouldn’t just let the incident go. It was just not the right time to make a move. Everyone was still too sensitive to any actions the Tyrant Blade Sect made.
Zhao Hai was unaware of what happened in the True Spirit Realm. He was currently dealing with the matters of the Osmanthus Crystal Realm. Although Zhao Hai killed the people and beasts of the realm, he wasn’t able to loot the realm. So with his current downtime, Zhao Hai used the opportunity to get the realm’s resources. When the amount of people who went to the Osmanthus Crystal Realm decreased, Zhao Hai began to scour the entire realm for unique resources.
The various sects of the Osmanthus Crystal Realm had a lot of resources. Back when Zhao Hai was planning how to attack the realm, he wanted to take advantage of a surprise attack. So after knowing the coordinates of the realm, he immediately sent liquid silver to map it out. Then he used his Undead to attack the sects of the realm. Their targets were the top experts.
Zhao Hai’s immortal-level Undead attacked the immortal experts of the Osmanthus Crystal Realm’s major sects. After the immortal experts were dealt with, he moved on to the ordinary cultivators.
If it was in the past, Zhao Hai would have a hard time completely destroying the Osmanthus Crystal Realm. But with Wu Pokai, it became possible. Wu Pokai has a similar strength to Lin Ling. He was stronger compared to most immortal experts. Because of him, Zhao Hai was able to easily overpower the immortal experts of the realm.
However, Zhao Hai also discovered something when he used Wu Pokai. The laws of the realm were suppressing Wu Pokai’s strength. This was something Zhao Hai didn’t expect.
Zhao Hai soon understood that the laws of the Osmanthus Crystal Realm had an upper limit. Cultivators couldn’t surpass the immortal stage. Wu Pokai was clearly beyond the immortal stage, so the laws were working to repel him. This was also the reason why Lin Ling didn’t leave the transmission formation back then. This was because he would be repelled by the laws of the Great Realm of Cultivation.
Although Wu Pokai was unable to stay in the Osmanthus Crystal Realm for a long time, lending a hand in fighting the experts of the realm wasn’t impossible. Therefore, with Wu Pokai’s help, the sects of the Osmanthus Crystal Realm were easily dealt with.
Once the powerful experts were dealt with, the ordinary cultivators were easy pickings. Zhao Hai only sent his Undead army to pressure them and they were all finished.
The Osmanthus Crystal Realm was filled with corpses by the end. As for the true experts of the realm and those with special talents, they were all sent to the Space to be turned into Undead.
Zhao Hai only took people who were extraordinary. These people were experts at the Nascent Soul Stage and above. He also took experts in refining artifacts and pills. Apart from these people, Zhao Hai didn’t bother taking the rest to the Space.
There were only a few experts in the Nascent Soul Stage and above in the Osmanthus Crystal Realm. So nobody would notice if Zhao Hai took them. The only thing that people would look at were the mountains of corpses and what they looked like. Nobody would care how strong they were.
Because of this, people soon lost interest in going to the Osmanthus Crystal Realm. This was especially true for those from the True Spirit Realm. Because they were going to be suppressed, they didn’t want to go to the lower realms. As for those from the other lower realms, they naturally wouldn’t go to the Osmanthus Crystal Realm. This was because if they go, then that means that they left the Soaring Dragon Realm. Nobody was foolish enough to get kicked out of the Soaring Dragon Realm just to see the state of the Osmanthus Crystal Realm. Nobody was that stupid.
With nobody going to the Osmanthus Crystal Realm, Zhao Hai had an easier time. He sent out a large number of Undead to farm the realm for its resources, which enriched the Space.
Although the Osmanthus Crystal Realm’s environment was similar to the Great Realm of Cultivation, there was bound to be a difference between them. So Zhao Hai wanted to get these materials that were unique to the Osmanthus Crystal Realm.
These new materials might not give a huge benefit to the Space, but Zhao Hai still collected them. With how long he has been collecting unique materials, it has already turned into his hobby.
Zhao Hai was now living in his personal courtyard. It has been seven days since he handed the task over to the Yin Yang Elders. The two elders were currently not in the Soaring Dragon Realm. They returned to the True Spirit Realm to help out. The sect was still dealing with the incident. It was because of this that Zhao Hai has yet to obtain his inner disciple token nor has he been officially taken in as a disciple by the two elders.
However, Zhao Hai wasn’t worried. He knew from the beginning that his action would have a great influence on the Tyrant Blade Sect. If the Tyrant Blade Sect doesn’t deal with this matter properly, then they would leave openings that could be exploited by their enemies. In any case, Zhao Hai was now a disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect. Those who offended the sect would need to pay the price. If the sect can’t even deal with this small incident, then that only means that the Tyrant Blade Sect wasn’t suitable for him.
Although the Yin Yang Elders weren’t in the Soaring Dragon Realm, Lin Ling and Xiang Ying would still visit Zhao Hai from time to time. Zhao Hai becoming an inner disciple was only a matter of time. As long as Zhao Hai enters the inner sect, then that means that the three of them would have equal status. Lin Ling and Xiang Ying were also inner disciples.