Chapter 1988 – Qiu Tie
Naturally, Zhao Hai was unaware of Qiu Zhen’s evaluation of him. He was currently leading Qiu Tie out of the courtyard and towards the path down the mountain. As they were walking, he looked at Qiu Tie and said, “Little Tie, I just arrived from the Soaring Dragon Realm. There’s a lot of things I don’t know. Can you introduce me to the Tyrant Blade Sect?”
Qiu Tie’s small face became serious as he said, “Young Master, our Tyrant Blade Sect is one of the 81 top sects of the True Spirit Realm. It rules over tens of millions of kilometers of land. Our Tyrant Blade Sect has a long history and proud traditions…….”
It was clear that Qiu Tie recited this string of words countless times. He was able to recite it without any pause. The amount of words coming out of the kid’s mouth caused Zhao Hai to be dumbfounded.
After some time, Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and then waved his hand, “Alright, I’ll get to understanding the history of the Tyrant Blade Sect in the future. Tell me about what I should pay attention to at this time.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Qiu Tie’s small face blushed and said, “Young Master, I don’t know much about what inner disciples pay attention to. But as you head down to your residence, the sect will give you a jade slip. Inside the jade slip will be things you need to pay attention to as well as the rules of the sect. You will know everything after reading that. We servants aren’t given the jade slip.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he said, “Do the inner disciples and outer disciples of the Tyrant Blade Sect live together?”
Qiu Tie shook his head and replied, “They don’t. The Tyrant Blade Sect is divided into 310 Outer Peaks, 72 Inner Peaks, and 36 Core Peaks. Outer disciples live on the 310 Outer Peaks, Inner Disciples live on the 72 Inner peaks, and Core Disciples live on the 36 Core Peaks.”
Zhao Hai stared, then he asked, “So many mountains? How many people occupy each peak?”
Qiu Tie replied, “The population on the 310 Outer Peaks and 72 Inner Peaks isn’t fixed. But on the 36 Core Peaks, one Core Disciple lives on each mountain.”
Zhao Hai nodded, he now has a new understanding of the Tyrant Blade Sect. He didn’t expect the Sect to have so many people. There are actually 310 mountains just for Outer Disciples and 72 Mountains for Inner Disciples.
Then Zhao Hai suddenly raised his brow as he asked, “Are there only 36 Core Disciples? If someone gets promoted and becomes a Core Disciple, what happens to the original Core Disciples?”
Qiu Tie replied, “There are more than 36 Core Disciples. The Core Disciples occupying a peak act like guardians to the Core Sect. If you want to become a Core Disciple, then you need to be better than the ones guarding the Core Peaks. If one guarded the Core Peak for a thousand years, they will step down from the peak and become a permanent Core Disciple. Then the Core Peak that they originally guarded will be occupied by someone else.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he continued, “Then what about True Disciples? Do True Disciples exist?”
Qiu Tie replied, “True Disciples are Inner Disciples. A lot of True Disciples live on the mountain their masters occupy. And only True Disciples can challenge Core Disciples. Ordinary Inner Disciples aren’t qualified to challenge the Core Disciples.”
Zhao Hai was silent. The Tyrant Blade Sect’s division of disciples was very detailed. Moreover, its population exceeded his expectations. And there were 81 sects of its caliber in the True Spirit Realm. One could imagine how big and strong the True Spirit Realm is.
However, these revelations didn’t frighten Zhao Hai. Instead, it caused Zhao Hai to be more excited. The True Spirit Realm was a higher realm compared to the Great Realm of Cultivation. This was the place Zhao Hai would undergo his new trial.
While Qiu Tie was speaking, the two arrived at the foot of the mountain. When they arrived, Zhao Hai saw a small stone tablet with the words ‘Yin-Yang Peak’ on it.
Zhao Hai looked at Qiu Tie and said, “Qiu Tie, this mountain is called the Yin-Yang Peak. Is it because my Masters live here, so it has this name?”
Qiu Tie nodded and said, “The mountain is named the Yin-Yang Peak because the Yin Yang Elders cultivate here. Nobody knows the mountain’s previous name. This mountain was originally under the control of the sect’s main hall, the Heaven Executioner’s Peak. The Heaven Executioner’s Peak is the core mountain of the sect.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He was very satisfied with Qiu Tie. Although he was still a child, he was well informed about the sect’s matters. Most importantly, he spoke well, not like a five-year old child at all.
What Zhao Hai didn’t know was that because of the spiritual qi density of the True Spirit Realm, children reach mental maturity at a very early age. When they reach 3 years old, children in the True Spirit Realm were already as smart as 10 year old kids in the lower realms. It was also at that age that children like Qiu Tie began their servant training. Information about the Tyrant Blade Sect was gradually ingrained in their minds. By the time they reach five years old, they should have learned all public information about the sect, enough for them to serve an inner disciple.
Turning his head away from Yin-Yang Peak, Zhao Hai said, “Qiu Tie, where should we go now?”
Qiu Tie replied, “Young Master, we should go to the Miscellaneous Hall. There we will meet the people who will assign you your residence. At the same time, you’ll receive your standard Inner Disciple equipment.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “So we’ll go to the Miscellaneous Hall. Shall we walk there?”
Qiu Tie nodded and said, “Yes, we can go there on foot. If Young Master has his own beast mount, you can also ride it. The Miscellaneous Hall has a lot of branches throughout the sect. The closest one is at Wu Mountain. If we walk, it would take us a month. But if we walk 10 kilometers east, we will reach an official highway of the sect. We can ride a sect carriage there to reach the Serving Hall and then ride another carriage towards the Miscellaneous Hall. Each carriage needs a jade essence. No matter how far you go, a jade essence is needed.”
Hearing Qiu Tie, Zhao Hai stared. Then he smiled faintly and said, “That looks interesting. So do you know where the Miscellaneous Hall is located exactly?”
Qiu Tie nodded, “I do. I know every Miscellaneous Hall branch in the entire sect.” As he told this, a proud expression could be seen on Qiu Tie’s small face.
Looking at Qiu Tie’s appearance, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile. It was only at this time that Qiu Tie looked like a child. Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Alright, since you know where it is, let’s just go there directly.” After he said that, Zhao Hai waved his hand and took out two winged horses. The winged horses were three meters tall and five meters long. On its sides were gigantic wings that had a wingspan of at least ten meters.
Naturally, the level of the winged horses wasn’t very high. Currently, they were equivalent to Core Formation Cultivators. It was originally impossible for these beasts to appear in the True Spirit Realm. But after the Space evolved due to the cleansing water, the beasts in the Space were able to adapt to the pressure of the True Spirit Realm. Although their fighting strength stayed the same, they can fly just like in the lower realms.
Seeing the enormous winged horses, Qiu Tie’s small face turned red with excitement. His eyes were almost glowing. Zhao Hai smiled faintly then he picked Qiu Tie up and hoisted him onto one of the horses. Zhao Hai also got on the other horse. With a pat on the side, the two horses neighed and flapped their wings before soaring to the sky.
Qiu Tie let out an excited yelp. Seeing Qiu Tie’s appearance, Zhao Hai chuckled and said, “Don’t forget to lead the way.”
Qiu Tie recovered, then he looked at Zhao Hai, embarrassed. But seeing that Zhao Hai wasn’t angry, Qiu Tie stuck out his tongue and then pointed to one direction before saying, “Right there, Wu Mountain.”
Zhao Hai nodded and controlled the horses to fly towards the direction Qiu Tie pointed at. After flying straight for about 50 kilometers, Zhao Hai saw a wide road below. It was located on a flat area of a mountain and it seems to be compacted. It was about 20 meters wide. Zhao Hai knew that they weren’t flying eastward, so this shouldn’t be the road that Qiu Tie talked about. It seems like cultivators really lived like mortals in the True Spirit Realm. Low-level cultivators could only travel on the ground unless they had the means to fly.
Suddenly, Zhao Hai’s eyes lit up. This was because he found that there was a large carriage below. The carriage was ten meters long and three meters wide. It had six wheels underneath and was pulled by five beasts that looked like horses.
The people in the carriage seemed to have noticed Zhao Hai and Qiu Tie as well. Zhao Hai saw heads protruding out on both sides of the carriage. There were about twenty people looking at him. Zhao Hai just laughed. He didn’t have any intention of going down to greet them. He just ordered his winged horses to fly faster.
With Zhao Hai’s present strength, it was impossible for him to release his spiritual qi outside his body. Afraid that Qiu Tie might be frozen by the cold winds, Zhao Hai took out liquid silver and coated the two of them inside. Naturally, Liquid Silver also changed its form to be invisible.
Qiu Tie was very excited to fly. He looked around him constantly. His small face was red with excitement and his eyes were very bright.
Zhao Hai just smiled and didn’t mind him. A kid of Qiu Tie’s age should be playing and causing trouble. But in the True Spirit Realm, kids like Qiu Tie were already working.
Wu Mountain wasn’t near, but the winged horses were fast. After an hour of flying, Zhao Hai could already see the peak of Wu Mountain. The mountain wasn’t anything special, but it was completely different compared to Yin-Yang Peak. Wu Mountain was very lively. Cultivators could be seen arriving and departing from the mountain. There were cultivators flying into the mountain, but the majority were on the roads climbing up the mountain.
From the distance, Zhao Hai could see a tall building. The building was around a hundred meters high. Looking at the windows, Zhao Hai judged that the building had 20 floors.
Qiu Tie pointed towards the tall building and said, “Young Master, that is the Miscellaneous Hall branch. We can land at the square in front of the building.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he looked at Qiu Tie and said, “How do you know of these places?”
Qiu Tie smiled and said, “Grandfather brought me here before. Grandfather has a portable transmission formation. He can bring me to any place in the Tyrant Blade Sect. It’s amazing.”
Zhao Hai stared, he didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, then he said, “I also have a portable transmission formation. Next time, we’ll use it to come here.”
Qiu Tie looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Young Master, did you obtain your portable transmission formation in the Soaring Dragon Realm? Portable transmission formations from the Soaring Dragon Realm can’t be used in the True Spirit Realm. You need to buy a new portable transmission formation. However, portable transmission formations are very expensive. Not only do you need money, you also need contribution points. Grandfather’s portable transmission formation was given to him by the two Elders. Our Clan wouldn’t be able to afford one otherwise.”
Zhao Hai stared. He didn’t expect that portable transmission formations in the Soaring Dragon Realm were different from the ones in the True Spirit Realm. But he soon understood. The True Spirit Realm was a higher level realm compared to the Soaring Dragon Realm. It’s normal for its portable transmission to be different.
While they were talking, they were getting really close to the Miscellaneous Hall. Zhao Hai could see an expansive square in front of the Miscellaneous Hall building. There were a lot of beasts in the square. Some of the beasts were dragging carriages while some had saddles. Some beasts have wings while some don’t. The beasts came in all shapes and sizes. Some looked like lions and tigers and had extraordinary offensive strength. There were also beasts that looked like pigs, horses, cattle, and sheep which looked docile.
What surprised Zhao Hai was the fact that there were beasts that looked like domestic chickens. However, these chickens were huge, almost the same size as Zhao Hai’s winged horses. They had fiery red crowns on their heads and shiny feathers. This caused Zhao Hai to raise his brows. He didn’t expect to see a bizarre beast in the True Spirit Realm.
Zhao Hai commanded his winged horses to fly down to the square. He also found that the square was divided into grids. Beasts stayed obediently inside these grids, like cars in a parking lot. It was clear that the beasts have undergone strict training.
After parking his winged horses onto the grids, Zhao Hai took Qiu Tie down from the winged horse and then led him into the building. At this time, Qiu Tie looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Young Master, we need to pay if we park in the square. Two jade essences per hour.” Zhao Hai stared. He didn’t think that he would still pay here.
At this time, a person in servant clothing walked over. Then he bowed and said, “I have seen Mister. How long does Mister plan for his beasts to wait?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “I don’t know how long I’ll take.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, the servant took out a wood token and then said, “If Mister doesn’t know, then please allow this servant to hang this wood token on your beast. Then when you return, we’ll calculate how much you’ll pay.”
Zhao Hai looked at the wooden token and then nodded, “Alright.” The servant took out a string and then carefully tied it to the forelegs of the winged horses. It seems like he was used to these things. Then the servant looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Alright Mister, we’re good here. Also, does your beasts need to be fed? What do they eat?”
Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “There’s no need.” After saying that, he led Qiu Tie towards the Miscellaneous Hall’s building.