Chapter 2003 – Inspection
Zhao Hai got down from the winged horse on the foot of Yin-Yang Mountain as usual. Then he walked up the mountain path until he reached the courtyard. He pushed the door open and saw Qiu Zhen with the housework robot. The robots were all powered by solar energy. One day in the sun was enough for them to run for a week. Therefore, Zhao Hai wasn’t worried about the robots running out of power.
What Zhao Hai didn’t understand was why this small courtyard would have a large open area. Because of this, Qiu Zhen had a lot of things to clean every day.
Seeing Zhao Hai, Qiu Zhen immediately went over. But after seeing that Qiu Tie wasn’t present, his smile couldn’t help but decrease. He slowly approached Zhao Hai and gave a bow, “I have seen the Young Master. Young Master, did Little Tie cause any trouble?”
Hearing Qiu Zhen, Zhao Hai was stunned. Then he quickly understood, he shook his head and said, “He’s doing very well. I began teaching him how to cultivate four days ago. He’s currently at the stage of training his body. He needs a lot of time to practice every day, so I didn’t bring him with me. Don’t worry, I’ll have him visit you later.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Qiu Zhen relaxed, then he gave his thanks, “Thank you very much, Young Master. It’s Little Tie’s fortune to follow you. Our Qiu Clan will always be grateful.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “Uncle Zhen is too polite. I have something to talk about with my Master, so I’ll be going first.” After speaking, he went to the living room and said, “Masters, it’s Zhao Hai.”
The Yin Elder replied, “Come in.” Zhao Hai complied and opened the door before walking in.
The Yin Yang Elders were waiting for him in the living room. After Zhao Hai entered, he immediately gave the two elders a salute. The Yin Elder nodded and said, “Why haven’t you come for several days? How is your courtyard?”
Zhao Hai quickly replied, “Replying to Master, because of the matters of my courtyard, I haven’t been able to come. My courtyard is now finished. If you have time, you can take a look.”
The Yang Elder raised his brow and said, “It’s finished? This soon? Did you build it using robots?”
The Yang Elder was very interested in Zhao Hai’s robots. This was because the Puppet Hall has sent back information. Although the robots couldn’t fight and didn’t have a lot of formations, the help they brought was very big. And because of the novel design of the robots, the Puppet Hall has gained a lot of enlightenments.
Zhao Hai was unaware of this, so upon hearing the Yang Elder, he nodded and said, “Yes Master. The courtyard has been rebuilt according to its original design. I also installed a formation. The defenses of the courtyard should be very strong.”
Hearing this, the Yin Elder got up and said, “Let’s go and see your residence. I want to see if it’s as good as you say.” The Yang Elder also nodded and stood up.
Zhao Hai was quite surprised, he didn’t expect the Elders to go to his residence right now. But he didn’t say anything. He just nodded and agreed.
After that, the group walked outside. They greeted Qiu Zhen as they walked out and then followed Zhao Hai down the mountain.
The two Elders have portable transmission formations, but they heard that Zhao Hai has a lot of flying beasts. They wanted to take a look so they didn’t use their portable transmission formations. Instead, they followed Zhao Hai down.
After arriving at the foot of the mountain, Zhao Hai released a nine-winged cloud centipede. The nine-winged cloud centipede was very big, so its back was enough to fit the group of three. It was a very good beast to use as a mount.
The Yin Yang Elders stayed for quite some time in the Soaring Dragon Realm, so they knew the nine-winged cloud centipede. They also knew that Zhao Hai took the task of collecting cloud iron ore. However, they didn’t expect Zhao Hai to tame one of the centipedes.
Regardless, the two elders didn’t say anything. They jumped on the back of the centipede before it shot up in the sky and flew towards Lower Earth Mountain.
In the True Spirit Realm, only those who reached the Teleportation Stage could fly. Those without the ability to fly could only depend on flying beasts to shorten their travel time. In the Tyrant Blade Sect, there was even a business of loaning and selling flying beasts. Because of this, there were quite a lot of flying beasts across the sect.
The nine-winged cloud centipede was very fast. In less than four hours, the group of three arrived at Lower Earth Mountain. Looking down at Lower Earth Mountain, the two elders couldn’t help but sigh. They lived in Lower Earth Mountain for some time in the past. At that time, the mountain was very lively and was occupied by many people. The 21 peaks were home to a lot of people, especially those who would venture to Black Dragon Mountain to train. But now, Lower Earth Mountain has become a deserted place. One simply couldn’t see anyone.
As the centipede flew over the land that was handed to Zhao Hai, the Yin Yang Elders quickly discovered the robots plowing the land. The two elders couldn’t help but admire the working efficiency of the robots.
The two elders didn’t have any feelings about the robots before. They were the same as other people in the True Spirit Realm. The only important thing in their mind was fighting strength. They don’t bother to look at things with no fighting power.
The value they attached to the robot was no more than its contribution to the Puppet Hall. As for the usefulness of the robots, they didn’t care about it.
But now, after seeing the robots reclaiming a huge tract of land, they couldn’t help but be startled.
Before long, the nine-winged cloud centipede arrived at resident complex 52. From above, the resident complex didn’t look very big. But after its reconstruction, the resident complex seemed to be more imposing.
Looking at resident complex 52, the Yin Yang Elders gave a satisfied nod. They approved of Zhao Hai’s method of rebuilding the residence.
Once the nine-winged cloud centipede fully landed on the ground, the group got down. Then they saw Qiu Tie running over from the fitness yard. Seeing the Yin Yang Elders, Qiu Tie immediately bowed and said, “I have seen the Yin Yang Elders. I have seen the Young Master.”
Looking at Qiu Tie sweating profusely, Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Little Tie, even if you want to exercise, pay attention to yourself. Don’t tire yourself too much. You haven’t reached maturity yet. Exercising too much would leave hidden wounds which would affect your future progress. Don’t practice too much in the future. And soak in the potion every night before going to bed.”
Qiu Tie complied. Then Zhao Hai led the Yin Yang Elders inside. Zhao Hai was now living at the courtyard block that was closest to the center of the resident complex.
The central area didn’t only have Zhao Hai’s residence, it also has a refining room, pill room, two quiet rooms, a dining room, a kitchen, two bathrooms, and two fitness rooms.
Zhao Hai led the Yin Yang Elders to enter his own courtyard block. Inside was Zhao Hai’s bedroom along with Qiu Tie’s. Then outside Qiu Tie’s room was the living room. And right beside the living room was the formation control room of resident complex 52.
After inviting the elders to the living room, Zhao Hai ordered the robot to offer tea and snacks. After giving his order, Zhao Hai stood on the side. The Yin Elder looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, sit down as well.” Zhao Hai complied and sat down as well.
The Yin Elder turned his head outside and said, “You did well rebuilding the place. But you said that the defenses are very strong, I want to see it.”
Zhao Hai got up and said, “The formation is already in operation. If Master wants to see, you can. We can go to the control room right now.”
Hearing this, the Yin Elder became curious. He stood up along with the Yang Elder and walked towards the control room. The room was quite spacious. When the Yin Elder entered, he couldn’t help but squint his eyes. Inside the control room wasn’t a controlling formation. Instead, there were multiple screens showing the situation all around resident complex 52. Every corner of the residence was being shown.
Seeing this, the Yin Elder couldn’t help but be in a daze. After he recovered, he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, this is your control room? How can you use these things?”
Zhao Hai walked over, then he pushed the screens on the control room and said, “Master, you can use these to control the formations. You can control the entire formation or a part of it. There are trapping formations as well as killing formations all throughout the resident complex.” While talking, Zhao Hai controlled the screens with his hand. The two elders saw a place on the screen suddenly fluctuating with energy. Then before long a red cage appeared on the screen.
Seeing this, the Yin Elder said, “Keep it going, let’s head out and take a look.” Zhao Hai understood what the elder wanted. He nodded and stopped touching the screen. Then he led the Yin Yang Elders out of the control room and towards the place he controlled just now.
Upon arriving at the location, the Yin Elder couldn’t help but knit his brows. He couldn’t see the red cage that he saw on the screen. However, he could feel a faint trace of energy.
When he saw the Yin Elder’s expression, Zhao Hai immediately knew what he was thinking, he quickly said, “Master, the red cage on the screen was just a visual image. Actually, the cage is colorless. But you can feel it. If you don’t believe me, you can touch it.” As he spoke, Zhao Hai stretched his hand forward and touched something.
The Yin Yang Elders stared and also extended their hand to touch the cage. They could feel a transparent wall stopping their hands. As they traced the obstruction, they could see that it was truly a cage.
The Yin Yang Elders looked at each other and saw surprise on their eyes. This cage was formed out of pure energy. Moreover, the energy was properly controlled with almost zero overflow. If they didn’t feel the faint fluctuation of the cage, they wouldn’t have been able to discover it.
It must be known that the Elders weren’t ordinary cultivators. Both of them were Condensing Spirit Cultivators. Their spiritual force was much more powerful compared to most cultivators. However, they couldn’t completely sense the cage. This only explains that the cage wasn’t simple.
As they touched the cage, the elders tried to exert more force in their hands. They wanted to see the toughness of the cage. One percent of their strength was fine. They tried three percent but the cage didn’t budge. Five percent, it was still alright. Only after they exerted 6 percent of their strength did the part of the cage they were touching disappear. However, they could still sense that the entire cage wasn’t completely destroyed. This caused the expression of the elders to change once more.
Whether it be a defensive shield made of energy, or a cage, or other forms of defense, even if they were very tough, they all have one weakness. Once it was damaged, the integrity of the entire defense would be broken. On the other hand, Zhao Hai’s cage continued to function even if one of its parts was broken. This was a very rare accomplishment even in the True Spirit Realm.
Additionally, the toughness of the cage surprised the two elders. Such a cage made of energy could actually block 5% of their strength. It should be known that 5% of their strength was enough to kill most Teleportation Stage Cultivators. Even an Earth Monarch would have to retreat if they were hit by such an attack.
The Yin Yang Elders looked at each other. Then the Yang Elder turned his head to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, we destroyed a few places of the cage to test how hard it is. Would it affect the formation?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Master doesn’t need to worry. As long as you don’t continue attacking, it will return to normal in a while. And it won’t affect the formation.”
Teh Yin Elder nodded and said, “Let’s go, we’ll talk after we go back.” Zhao Hai nodded and led the two elders back to the living room.
Although Zhao Hai saw the two elders’ change in expression, he didn’t say anything. Instead, he continued to accompany the two elders in the living room. After sipping from his cup, the Yin Elder raised his brow and said, “Good tea.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “This disciple brought a lot of tea from the lower realm. If Master wants, I can give you some.”
The Yin Elder nodded, then he said, “Little Hai, the formation you used in this place, is it from the sect? Why do I feel that it’s different?”
Hearing the Yin Elder, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Replying to Master. This disciple did use the formation acquired from the sect. However, the formation I used is also different.”