Chapter 1984 – Bidding Farewell
This day, Zhao Hai appeared on the base of the Great Realm of Cultivation. Zhang Feng and the others were already waiting for him there. It was Zhao Hai who asked them to come.
The Yin Yang Elders have stayed in the Soaring Dragon Realm for a long time. They could have returned to the True Spirit Realm, but they didn’t because of Zhao Hai’s affairs. Now that Zhao Hai has completed his training, it was time for them to return.
As for Lin Ling and Xiang Ying, they still have some time left to manage the sect’s matters in the Soaring Dragon Realm. So it would take some time before they returned to the True Spirit Realm.
Zhao Hai no longer has any time to waste. The Yin Yang Elders were leaving and he also wants to enter the True Spirit Realm ahead of time. He wants to see what the Yin Yang Elders meant by rebirth.
But before leaving, Zhao Hai wanted to see Zhang Feng and the others. He already told Lin Ling to help him watch over the people from the Great Realm of Cultivation. He didn’t ask Lin Ling to give them special treatment, Lin Ling also didn’t have that right. The sects of the True Spirit Realm have strict regulations regarding cultivators from the lower realms. Although Zhao Hai was now an inner disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect, he couldn’t provide too much help to the Great Realm of Cultivation. Being able to have a base in Tyrant Blade Sect was a privilege that the Yin Yang Elders specially allowed, nobody else has a similar treatment.
The reason why the True Spirit Realm disallowed excessive help towards the lower realm cultivators was because they were afraid that those from the lower realms would be lazy. If the cultivators from the lower realms lost the desire to do better, then they would never be able to progress. Therefore, even if he wanted to, Zhao Hai couldn’t help the Great Realm of Cultivation.
Seeing that Zhao Hai had arrived, Zhang Feng and the others immediately welcomed him. Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Little Hai, why did you call all of us over? Did something happen?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “There’s no need to worry. After more than a year of seclusion, I finally reached the requirements to enter the True Spirit Realm. I’m leaving tomorrow. That’s why I asked to gather everyone here today.”
Upon hearing this, Zhang Feng couldn’t help but stare. Then his expression lit up as he said, “Enter the True Spirit Realm? That’s good. Then we should celebrate. Li Mu, go and buy liquor immediately.”
As Li Mu was about to leave, Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “There’s no need. I already have the wine with me. Let’s have a good drink today.” After he said that, Zhao Hai took out unopened jars of liquor from the Space and placed them on the ground.
Everyone took a jar for themselves and then took out a cup from their spatial items. After pouring themselves a cup, they all looked at Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai also has a cup filled with wine in his hand. He raised his cup and said, “Everyone, I won’t say much. But I will be waiting for you in the True Spirit Realm. When you all arrive, we will turn the True Spirit Realm upside down. Cheers!”
“Cheers!” Everyone said at the same time. But a lot of them had a trace of reluctance in their eyes. Speaking of which, the Freedom Alliance and the Nine Super Sects have sent almost an equal number of cultivators to the Soaring Dragon Realm. Although the relationship between the two groups wasn’t good in the Great Realm of Cultivation, all of them were somewhat reluctant to part with Zhao Hai. After all, it was him who gave them the life they have today.
In the past, their base wasn’t very secure. If beasts were to discover their base, then they were finished. The losses they would suffer wouldn’t be small. But now, they have two bases. And both bases were very safe. Moreover, their lives were much better compared to before. They couldn’t even drink wine back then. Now they could afford to drink every day. All of these were given to them by Zhao Hai. Although Zhao Hai didn’t stay for long in the Soaring Dragon Realm, the matters that he solved weren’t few. So upon hearing that Zhao Hai was about to enter the True Spirit Realm, some people couldn’t help but feel reluctant.
After drinking a cup of wine, Zhao Hai poured another one for himself. To be honest, he was also a bit reluctant. But he was also aware that this was a process he had to go through. He wanted to live longer and pursue the dao. So he has no choice but to continue moving forward.
Zhao Hai held his cup up once more, he looked at everyone and then said, “Some of you are from the Freedom Alliance while some are from the Nine Super Sects. No matter where you come from, everyone is representing the Great Realm of Cultivation. I hope that you can keep being united in the future. Help the Great Realm of Cultivation develop and expand!”
Everyone followed Zhao Hai and downed their cups. After that, Zhang Feng offered a toast, leading everyone to give messages to Zhao Hai one by one.
A day passed as Zhao Hai and the others drank a thousand liquor jars. After saying his goodbyes to everyone once more, Zhao Hai returned to Hengdao City.
Although the people of the Great Realm of Cultivation were reluctant, they knew that it was impossible for Zhao Hai to stay. Perhaps, from now on, Zhao Hai and them would no longer be in the same world.
After returning to his courtyard in Hengdao City, Zhao Hai took a few deep breaths and adjusted his emotions. He knew that he was about to enter a new life. But he wasn’t nervous. He has been waiting for this moment for a long time.
Zhao Hai left his courtyard and went to the Tyrant Blade Sect’s branch hall. The Yin Yang Elders were already waiting for him in the back courtyard. Dongfang Yu was still the person who opened the gate for Zhao Hai. Dongfang Yu was only an outer disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect, so his status was lower than Zhao Hai. So upon seeing Zhao Hai, Dongfang Yu immediately said, “I have seen Senior Brother Zhao.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Junior Brother Dongfang, there’s no need to be so polite. We’re already people on the same side.”
Dongfang Yu smiled and said, “It’s tradition, I can’t neglect it. Senior Brother, please come in. The two Elders along with Senior Brother Lin and Senior Brother Xiang are already waiting for you.” Zhao Hai nodded and walked in.
Dongfang Yu didn’t follow and could only look at Zhao Hai in envy. Dongfang Yu wasn’t considered a talent in the True Spirit Realm. His present stage was at the lowest level of the Rebirth stage. Because of this, he was stuck being an outer disciple. Seeing an unofficial disciple like Zhao Hai overtaking him into the inner sect, it was natural for Dongfang Yu to be jealous.
Zhao Hai didn’t mind Dongfang Yu’s reactions. In the Great Realm of Cultivation, nobody believed in pity. Nobody sympathized with the weak. Those with weak hearts wouldn’t survive in the Great Realm of Cultivation.
After Zhao Hai knocked on the door, the Yin Elder’s voice was heard, “Come in.” Zhao Hai complied and entered the room.
The Yin Yang Elders as well as Lin Ling and Xiang Ying were inside. Zhao Hai gave everyone a greeting. After that, the Yin Elder asked, “Is everything settled?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Yes, Master. I just went to say goodbye to everyone.”
The Yin Elder nodded, “Remember to adjust your mentality. When you enter the True Spirit Realm, it will be equivalent to getting a new life. You can help them when you have an opportunity, but you should stop treating yourself as someone from the Great Realm of Cultivation, let alone a great savior of the realm. Don’t look at the True Spirit Realm in the eyes of someone from the Great Realm of Cultivation. Otherwise, you won’t be able to thrive.”
Zhao Hai replied, “Master can rest assured. There’s no need to worry, I can adjust my thinking.”
The Yang Elder nodded, “Zhao Hai, you’re the most talented lower realm cultivator that we have seen. I hope that you can reach a higher level. There are a lot of lower realm cultivators in the True Spirit Realm who weren’t able to adjust their mentality, so they became stuck at the lowest level. I hope you don’t follow in their footsteps.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Master, thank you for the reminder. I won’t disappoint you.”
The Yin Elder gave a nod, then he said, “Rest well. Tomorrow we’re returning to the True Spirit Realm. I hope that you can adapt to the realm’s environment as soon as possible. You can just rest here and tomorrow we’re going to leave.”
Zhao Hai complied and then sat down beside the Yin Elder. Lin Ling and Xiang Ying couldn’t help but smile as they looked at Zhao Hai. It could be said that these two were among the first people from the True Spirit Realm that Zhao Hai knew. Naturally, their relationship with Zhao Hai wasn’t average. Seeing that Zhao Hai was about to enter the True Spirit Realm, they were naturally very happy.
Seeing that the two Elders had no further intention of talking, Lin Ling opened his mouth and said, “Junior Brother, it would take us some time before we’re done with our duty, but once we’re done we’ll definitely be looking for you.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Alright, then I will invite Senior Brothers to drink.”
Lin Ling smiled faintly and said, “Alright, then I’ll wait for you to ask me to drink. Junior Brother Xiang, what about you?”
Xiang Ying smiled faintly and said, “How can I miss drinking? We’ll have a get together then.” Zhao Hai responded with a nod.
The Yin Yang Elders didn’t mind the three youngsters conversing. In fact, they were happy with how Zhao Hai handled his relationships. It’s impossible for a cultivator to have no friends. Lin Ling and Xiang Ying were good people, they would definitely benefit Zhao Hai in the future.
To be honest, the Yin Yang Elders were very satisfied with Zhao Hai. Not only was Zhao Hai very talented, he was also humble. Most importantly, he has a good mentality. Although the Yin Yang Elders rarely mingled with the people in the Soaring Dragon Realm, they have a certain understanding of lower realm cultivators. Despite being in the Soaring Dragon Realm, the majority of these lower realm cultivators were still stuck with their mentality in the lower realms. They continued regarding themselves as bigshots. But the more they thought like this, the more difficult it would be for them to adjust their mentality. And the more they would be stuck in the Soaring Dragon Realm year after year.
The True Spirit Realm was more complex compared to the Soaring Dragon Realm. If the lower realm cultivators couldn’t adjust their mentality, then they would have no place in the True Spirit Realm.
But Zhao Hai was different. He was able to easily adjust his mentality. This was the thing that made the Yin Yang Elder favor Zhao Hai. Being their first disciple, they naturally hoped for him to go further.