Chapter 1990 – Identity
The reason this female cultivator knew Zhao Hai’s identity was because she was from the Qiu Clan. The Qiu Clan was a respected servant clan in the Tyrant Blade Sect. As long as a member of the clan was discovered to have compatibility with spiritual roots, they could join the sect as disciples. They might not become inner disciples, but they won’t be serving disciples either. Instead, they would enter the outer sect immediately. This female disciple was one of such people. Because of her spiritual roots, she entered the Tyrant Blade Sect and became an outer disciple.
Some people might find it strange that the Tyrant Blade Sect has both servant clans and serving disciples. Would they overlap? Actually, they won’t.
Servant Clans and serving disciples were responsible for different areas. Serving disciples generally won’t serve a person. They also practice in hopes of being promoted to the outer sect, or even the inner sect and the core sect. As long as they show their outstanding talent, they can claim a piece of the Tyrant Blade Sect’s sky for themselves.
On the other hand, the majority of people in Servant Clans cannot cultivate. Even if the people they serve teach them cultivation, their status as servants wouldn’t disappear. Because of this, there was no overlap between Servant Clans and serving disciples.
Although the female disciple was from the Qiu Clan and received servant training when she was young, she was found to have compatible spiritual roots when she reached five. Because of this, the Qiu Clan didn’t let her follow an inner disciple and instead let her join the Tyrant Blade Sect as a disciple of the Outer Sect. This was also one of the strategies of the Qiu Clan. There were quite a few Qiu Clan members among the disciples of the Tyrant Blade Sect. This allowed the Qiu Clan to have a louder voice in the sect.
As to why Qiu Tie became Zhao Hai’s disciple, it was because of the Yin-Yang Elders. The Yin-Yang Elders held a special status in the Tyrant Blade Sect. Qiu Zhen could see clearly how much the Yin-Yang Elders regarded Zhao Hai. The two elders didn’t treat Zhao Hai like an ordinary disciple, but more like a legacy disciple. If the Yin-Yang Elders really plan on making Zhao Hai inherit their legacy, then Zhao Hai’s status wouldn’t be low in the future. Therefore, Qiu Zhen decided to have Qiu Tie follow behind Zhao Hai. Although Qiu Tie would always be a servant because of this, his life would be better than ordinary disciples in the future.
Qiu Zhen followed the Yin Yang Elders for his entire life. He was aware of the temperament of the two. If the elders didn’t attach any importance to Zhao Hai, they simply wouldn’t allow him to stay in Yin-Yan Peak. The personality of the Elders was as famous as their blade skills.
Qiu Zhen’s position in the Qiu Clan wasn’t low. Although he wasn’t the patriarch, he was a highly regarded elder due to how much favor the Yin Yang Elders gave him. With Qiu Tie becoming Zhao Hai’s servant, Qiu Zhen also informed the Qiu Clan about his status. So when a person from the Qiu Clan meets Zhao Hai, they would make sure that they never offended him.
Because of this, when the female disciple saw Qiu Tie, she could immediately recognize who Zhao Hai was. And looking at the items that Zhao Hai bought, her suspicions were confirmed.
Seeing that there were no issues with the four jade slips, Zhao Hai waved his hand and handed a spatial bag to the female disciple before saying, “Please confirm. There are 20 thousand jade essences inside.” The four jade slips total to 20 thousand jade essences. The price wasn’t cheap. But to Zhao Hai, this was crucial information. The Space could create as many jade essences he wanted, so he could buy everything he wanted.
The female disciple received the spatial bag and scanned it with her spiritual force. Then she nodded and said, “The quantity is correct. Does Senior Brother want anything else?”
Zhao Hai didn’t immediately read the jade slips after buying them. Instead, he led Qiu Tie to the row of shelves next to the jade slips. There were a lot of miscellaneous items on the shelves. After looking around, Zhao Hai saw that there were indeed seeds in here. There were vegetable seeds, fruit tree seeds, grain seeds, and so on.
The female disciple followed behind Zhao Hai. After looking through the seeds, Zhao Hai said, “I want these seeds. I want a mu’s worth of seed each.”
The female cultivator immediately replied, “Please wait for a moment while I take care of it.” After she said that, she walked to the counter. In addition to seeds, the miscellaneous shelves also have beast bones, ores and other items. There were more shelves for these miscellaneous items compared to other items. The shelves for seeds alone numbered five.
Zhao Hai continued to browse through various items on the shelves. To be honest, Zhao Hai was more interested in these random item shelves compared to the shelves with blades. Moreover, these random items could be purchased with jade essences. This made Zhao Hai want to buy all of them.
The ores and seeds can enrich the Space. Moreover, these items don’t need contribution points. Zhao Hai can afford to buy them.
Despite wanting to buy all the miscellaneous items, Zhao Hai knew that he couldn’t. He just arrived in the Tyrant Blade Sect, he didn’t want to make a lot of noise this early.
While Zhao Hai was observing the miscellaneous items, the female disciple returned. She cupped her fist and said, “Senior Brother, I’ve calculated everything. There are 438 seeds in total. Grain seeds account for 120 seeds, there are also 138 fruit tree seeds and 180 vegetable seeds. Senior Brother, do you want all of them?”
Zhao Hai nodded, “I want them all. I want a mu of land’s worth of seeds each. Please prepare everything for me. By the way, do you have any medicinal herb seeds for sale here?”
The female cultivator shook her head and said, “We don’t have any medicinal herb seeds. Only the Medicinal Hall has them. Moreover, medicinal herb seeds require contribution points to purchase. You can’t buy them with jade essence.”
Zhao Hai nodded. Then he looked at the female disciple curiously and asked, “You seem to know about my situation. Do you know me?”
The female disciple smiled faintly and said, “I don’t know who Senior Brother is, but I know him. Little Tie, why didn’t you call me when you arrived?”
Qiu Tie made an ugly face at the female disciple as he replied, “Cousin, don’t act like you don’t know. We can’t greet people casually.”
Hearing Qiu Tie, Zhao Hai immediately understood, “So you’re Little Tie’s cousin. No wonder. Please give me all the seeds. Right, how much jade essence do I owe?”
The female disciple smiled faintly and said, “Senior Brother is too polite. My name is Qiu Lingdang. If you need anything later on, don’t hesitate to call me.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Thank I’ll have to thank you in advance, Junior Sister.” Qiu Lingdang smiled and then handed Zhao Hai a spatial bag. Inside were all the seeds that Zhao Hai purchased.
Upon receiving the bag, Zhao Hai asked, “How much?”
Qiu Lingdang replied, “It’s not much, 219 jade essences. These seeds are sold at a uniform price. All seeds are also the highest quality. There’s no need for Senior Brother to worry.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he handed a spatial bag to Qiu Lingdang and said, “Junior Sister, please check.” Qiu Lingdang checked the spatial bag and nodded, “It’s correct. Does Senior Brother need anything else?”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “There’s nothing else. Thanks a lot, Junior Sister. Goodbye.” Then he took Qiu Tie and left.
Seeing that there’s nothing else he needs in the shop, Zhao Hai left. Then he led Qiu Tie to leave the third floor.
As they walked out, Zhao Hai looked at Qiu Tie and asked, “Little Tie, what’s on the fourth floor?”
Qiu Tie replied, “The fourth floor is for pills. If you need a pill made, you can go to the fourth floor. The fifth floor is for refining items.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Alright. We don’t need those things right now. Let’s go and see my residence as well as the field I need to farm. It’s been some time since I planted something. Haha.”
While the two walked down from the third floor, female disciples approached Qiu Lingdang’s side. Then a round-faced female disciple asked, “ Lingdang, who was that? He looks like a newcomer, but how can newcomers have servants? Is he from the Qiu Clan? But only inner disciples can have servants. Why would inner disciples need to farm?”
Qiu Lingdang looked at the round-faced cultivator and replied, “That person is unique. He just arrived from the Soaring Dragon Realm, so he naturally needs to farm. But he’s also an inner disciple, so he can have a servant.”
Hearing this, the others were confused. The round-faced female replied, “That’s impossible. How could someone from the Soaring Dragon Realm immediately enter the inner sect? Our Tyrant Blade Sect doesn’t have someone like that.”
Qiu Lingdang looked at her fellow disciple and said, “You can choose to believe me or not. I heard this information from an elder in our clan, someone who serves the Yin Yang Elders. How could information coming from him be false?”
Upon hearing Qiu Lingdang, everyone began to discuss Zhao Hai’s status. Someone who just arrived from the Soaring Dragon Realm was immediately admitted to the inner sect. It was something that never happened before.
It was impossible for Qiu Lingdang to tell the full story to everyone. Otherwise, she might annoy some people. Because of this, her replies were quite vague.
Meanwhile, Zhao Hai took Qiu Tie back to the winged horses. As they were walking, Zhao Hai asked, “Little Tie, do you know anything about Lower Earth Mountain? From what I can see, it’s very far from here. It’s near Black Dragon Mountain?”
Qiu Tie nodded, “Right, Lower Earth Mountain is very close to Black Dragon Mountain. Because of this, inner disciples rarely go there. Once in a while, beasts from Black Dragon Mountain would go down and attack anyone they see.”