Chapter 1979 – Given A Base
When the Yin Yang Elders heard Zhao Hai, they couldn’t help but stare. Then the Yang Elder laughed and said, “Little Hai is right. Brother, we’ve been too obsessed with tempering our minds. The wine is very good. Let’s accept it. It’s just wine, something people drink.” After saying that, the Yang Elder took Zhao Hai’s bottle and put it away.
The Yin Elder looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, even if you’ve become an inner disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect, you still can’t enter the True Spirit Realm. Your time in the Soaring Dragon Realm is too short. Because of this, old Yang and I decided to keep you here for some time. It just so happens that old Yang and I still have a year to temper our minds in the Soaring Dragon Realm. You can train with us here. You can follow Lin Ling and Xiang Ying in the meantime. By the way, you can arrange a place for your fellows from the Great Realm of Cultivation. Give them a residence in the city. You deal with these things, we two old men will stay here. Now go.”
Although the Yin Elder seemed like he didn’t care much about Zhao Hai, his words established Zhao Hai’s official status. Lin Ling and Xiang Yin wouldn’t dare underestimate Zhao Hai. His present status would not be lower than them.
The Tyrant Blade Sect’s Yin Yang Elders have never accepted an apprentice. Their status in the sect was also very high. In this case, being their first apprentice, Zhao Hai was bound to become a true disciple in the future. Offending Zhao Hai right now would only make their future lives more difficult.
After the three left the branch hall, they returned to the back courtyard. Upon arriving, Lin Ling patted Zhao Hai’s shoulder as he laughed and said, “Little Hai, you’re now our junior brother. And from what I can see, the two elders care a lot about you. If there’s a chance in the future, you must lend your brother a hand.”
Zhao Hai laughed and said, “Big Brother Lin, you’re too polite. You’re the one who pulled me into the Tyrant Blade Sect. We’re people on the same side. Also, I’m closer to you compared to others. When I arrive at the True Spirit Realm, I’ll have to ask for your help.”
When Xiang Yin heard Zhao Hai, a smile appeared on his face. He turned to Lin Ling and Zhao Hai as he said, “Senior Brother Lin, Junior Brother Zhao, from now on, we’re brothers. We have to help each other in the sect. Although the sect is very united, relationships between disciples are still different. What do you think?”
Lin Ling nodded, “Correct. With our relationship, we should become disciple brothers. By the way, Little Hai, since we’re already brothers, we can’t just ignore the Great Realm of Cultivation. Where do you want to arrange a residence for your realm?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Anywhere is fine. It doesn’t need to be large. They won’t come here all the time. The camp we’re using right now has been chosen by me. It’s safer than in the city. They don’t need to move.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Lin Ling couldn’t help but ask, “Safer than in the city? Little Hai, are you joking? There’s no place safer than the city.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Since we’re talking about it, let me show you the base of the Great Realm of Cultivation.”
After a flash of white light, the three vanished from the room. The next moment, they appeared in the Great Realm of Cultivation’s camp.
This time, Li Mu was guarding the base again. When he saw Zhao Hai appearing, he immediately greeted him with joy. Although he didn’t know who Lin Ling and Xiang Ying were, he understood that they have extraordinary identities judging by the fact that Zhao Hai brought them over.
The others in the base also followed Li Mu. When he arrived in front of Zhao Hai, Li Mu said, “I have seen the Team Leader and the two Misters.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “How has the base been recently? From what I can see, everything is doing well.”
At this time, Lin Ling and Xiang Ying, who were looking at the base, recovered their senses. The two looked at Li Mu and didn’t say anything. In their opinion, Li Mu’s strength was only average.
Hearing Zhao Hai, Li Mu immediately replied, “We’ve been fortunate. Team Leader can rest assured, nothing has happened in the base. Everyone is still busy doing their tasks. We rarely suffer any casualties.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he pulled Li Mu over and then said, “Li Mu, let me introduce you. These are my Senior Brothers from the Tyrant Blade Sect, Senior Brother Lin Ling and Senior Brother Xiang Ying. They’re currently managing Hengdao City. They’re inner disciples of the sect.”
Upon hearing this, Li Mu stared. Then his expression brightened as he quickly cupped his fist and said, “Li Mu has seen the two misters.”
Lin Ling waved his hand and said, “You’re too polite.”
Li Mu looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Team Leader, you just addressed the two Misters as Senior Brothers. Have you already joined the Tyrant Blade Sect?”
Before Zhao Hai could reply, Xiang Ying smiled and said, “Little Hai didn’t only join the Tyrant Blade Sect, he also became an inner disciple.”
Hearing this, Li Mu and the others were stunned. All of them looked at Xiang Ying and then turned their heads towards Zhao Hai. It was as if they were too dumb to understand Xiang Ying’s words.
After some time, everyone finally processed what they heard. They couldn’t help but explode in excitement.
Lin Ling paid attention to the reactions of the people from the Great Realm of Cultivation. Each and every one of them were excited, their faces full of joy. There were no traces of envy on their faces. Lin Ling couldn’t help but sigh at Zhao Hai’s fortune.
Zhao Hai waved his hand to calm everyone down. Then he smiled faintly and said, “I’m also here to tell everyone something. Now that I have joined the Tyrant Blade Sect and became an inner disciple, the sect decided to allocate a permanent base for the Great Realm of Cultivation in Hengdao City. I promised you a base in the city back then, and now we have one.”
As Zhao Hai talked, the cultivators from the Great Realm of Cultivation cheered. And when he finished, the cheers were even louder.
Zhao Hai allowed everyone to cheer for some time, then he waved his hand. He turned his head to Li Mu and said, “Li Mu, select some people to come with me. I’ll show you our new base.”
Li Mu quickly complied. He selected several people, not many, only ten. These ten immediately went to Zhao Hai’s side. Then after a flash of white light, the group vanished.
The next moment, they were already back in Hengdao City. The people of the Great Realm of Cultivation weren’t strangers to the city. But they also weren’t very familiar with it.
Recently, Hengdao City has been the center of attention in the Soaring Dragon Realm. Although they have been to Hengdao City and took tasks in it, they don’t know much about the city’s situation.
When they arrived in Hengdao City, the people from the Great Realm of Cultivation felt that their eyes were insufficient. There were too many people in the city.
In the past, Hengdao City was similar to Shangshan City in population. It wasn’t even as populous as Shangshan City. After all, the True Dao Sect has more disciples compared to the Tyrant Blade Sect. People in the Soaring Dragon Realm knew that it was much easier to join the True Dao Sect compared to the Tyrant Blade Sect.
But now, things were different. With the Tyrant Blade Sect causing waves in the True Spirit Realm, its popularity in the Soaring Dragon Realm exploded. There were plenty of cultivators who went to the city every day. More and more people filled the city’s streets.
After the group arrived in Hengdao City, Zhao Hai led them to a remote portion of the city. The area had a stretch of residential properties. There was a stone building that was three stories high. It could accommodate around 3000 people.
Zhao Hai turned his head to the cultivators from the Great Realm of Cultivation and said, “This will be the Great Realm of Cultivation’s base in Hengdao City. It could accommodate around 3000 people. But you must make sure that you won’t lose our original base. If you dare let go of that base, I will kick you all out of the Soaring Dragon Realm.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, the people from the Great Realm of Cultivation laughed. They knew that Zhao Hai was cracking a joke. It was impossible for them to abandon their cavern base. To be honest, although the base in the city was very good, their original base was much more comfortable.
After further introductions about the surroundings, Zhao Hai left the people from the Great Realm of Cultivation to settle the new base. Then he returned to the Tyrant Blade Sect’s branch hall along with Lin Ling and Xiang Ying. He was now a disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect, it was impossible for him to keep staying with the Great Realm of Cultivation.
The three went to the back courtyard and then sat down. After they settled down, Lin Ling looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, now that you’re one of us, you also have to contribute to the matters of Hengdao City.”
Zhao Hai waved both of his hands and said, “Senior Brother, you don’t have to do that. I just arrived in the Soaring Dragon Realm. I haven’t even figured out the relationships in the True Spirit Realm, how can I contribute? From what I can see, both of you are already doing a great job in Hengdao City. I can just sit on the side and learn about the True Spirit Realm.”
Xiang Ying smiled and said, “Little Hai is right. The two martial uncles let you stay in Soaring Dragon Realm to let you adapt to the environment. Hengdao City isn’t any different to the cities in the True Spirit Realm. However, cities in the True Spirit Realm are more lively. If you can get used to living here, you won’t feel strange when you arrive in the True Spirit Realm. So you need to pay attention to the facilities used in the city.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “I noticed these new facilities when I first went to Shangshan City. Back then, I got ten impression points by entering a tavern. From then on, I paid attention to these establishments.”
Lin Ling chuckled and said, “The True Spirit Realm is unlike the lower realms. The biggest difference is the need to eat. This applies to you especially. When you arrive at the True Spirit Realm, you need to eat. Also, you can’t fly in the True Spirit Realm, at least not immediately. You need to prepare yourself. Battles in mid-air and battles on the ground are very different.”
Zhao Hai already knew that he couldn’t fly in the True Spirit Realm. So upon hearing Lin Ling, he nodded and said, “I’m aware of that. Senior Brother Lin can rest assured.”
Lin Ling nodded, then he let out a long breath and said, “Plenty of cultivators who excelled in the Soaring Dragon Realm ended up lacking when they arrived at the True Spirit Realm. Although the laws of the Soaring Dragon Realm was similar to the True Spirit Realm, it was still weaker. At the very least, one could fly in the Soaring Dragon Realm. The laws of the True Spirit Realm also have a great impact on the usage of artifacts. When you go to the True Spirit Realm, you need to pay attention to your artifacts as well as your mentality. I reckon the two Elders will remind you of this, so I won’t elaborate more. I know you will pay attention to it when the time comes.”
Xiang Ying smiled and said, “Actually, there’s no need to worry much about this. The Tyrant Blade Sect has a rule that ascendants from the Soaring Dragon Realm, no matter how talented they are, will farm vegetables for three years. You don’t need to take tasks in these three years. Three years should be enough for you to adapt to life in the True Spirit Realm.”
Lin Ling laughed and said, “Right, I forgot about that. After you arrive in the True Spirit Realm, you’ll have to farm vegetables. I’m afraid even the two Elders wouldn’t be able to bend this rule. Oh, this is for you. Written inside are the rules of the Tyrant Blade Sect. Memorize it and don’t break even one. Or else you will be punished heavily.” After he said that, Lin Ling took out a jade slip and handed it over to Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai received the jade slip. He didn’t immediately read it and instead sent it to the Space. Then he cupped his fist towards Lin Ling and Xiang Ying and said, “Thanks, Senior Brothers. This little brother will take your advice to heart.”
Lin Ling waved his hand and said, “There’s no need to be polite to us. Right, today’s a happy day. Let’s celebrate your entry to the Tyrant Blade Sect. How about we share a few cups of liquor with each other?”
Xiang Ying nodded, “Right, we should celebrate. How about this, let’s have the branch send over a few dishes. Then we’ll share a drink as brothers.”
Lin Ling nodded, then he called a disciple over and gave his instructions.