Chapter 2004 – Formation Hall
“Replying to Master, disciple did use the formations of the sect, but these formations are also different. They are formations that I have modified.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, the eyes of the Yin Yang Elders couldn’t help but light up. The Yin Elder looked at Zhao Hai and said, “You improved the formation? The sect’s formation? How many formations have you installed here?”
The Yin Elder asked because he knew that Zhao Hai must have installed a lot of formations throughout the residence. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have this much control over everything. Although he didn’t specially research formations, he knew that there was no such formation in the True Spirit Realm.
Zhao Hai pondered for a while and then said, “There are more than 3600 formations around the residence. These formations are part of a while and they can be used to form a larger formation. What I just activated is one of the small formations. If the entire formation was used, the strength of the defense would be even greater.”
The Yin Yang Elders were stunned. The Yin Elder looked at Zhao Hai and said, “What did you say? You placed more than 3600 formations?”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Yes. To be exact, it’s 3650 formations. These formations form into a larger formation. This allows them to be used on their own or as a whole. The formations have different effects. Some are defensive formations, some are trapping formations, and there are also killing formations.”
The Yang Elder looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, tell me the truth. What’s the difference between your formations and the formations of the sect?”
Hearing the Yang Elder, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile. He found that he underestimated his Master. He didn’t want to talk about his three-dimensional formations, but it seems like he couldn’t hide it anymore. Zhao Hai didn’t want to lie to the elders. After all, they had taken good care of him.
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Actually, I didn’t make a lot of changes to the formations. I just changed how I arranged it. Most formations are flat like a formation disk. However, this disciple’s formations aren’t. I reckon I’m the only person in this realm who knows about this. My formations are three dimensional. Instead of a plate, my formations are more like a cube. This increased the formation’s power by multiple times. Most importantly, unlike two-dimensional formations that get destroyed if one or two parts gets damaged, three-dimensional formations will continue to run even if half of its cores are destroyed.”
The two elders weren’t experts when it comes to formations. So they didn’t comprehend much from Zhao Hai’s description of three-dimensional formations. However, they could understand Zhao Hai’s latter words.
Whether it be the Great Realm of Cultivation or the True Spirit Realm, as long as you’re a cultivator, you must have a basic understanding of formations. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to progress forward. As cultivators in the Condensing Spirit Stage, how could the two elders not know about the basics of formations.
The two elders have seen countless formations. Naturally, they knew its weakness. As long as one or two cores of a formation was destroyed, then the formation would be considered to be broken. Sometimes, a formation would immediately dissipate once a core was damaged.
But now, Zhao Hai said that his formation could still operate normally even if half of its cores gets destroyed. This was a very powerful property. There were formations in the True Spirit Realm with several hundred cores. If they could still be used despite having half of the cores destroyed, then wouldn’t that be heaven-defying?
The Yin Yang Elders looked at each other and saw the shock and then joy in their eyes. The Yin Elder stood up and said, “Come with us immediately.”
When he heard the Yin Elder, Zhao Hai immediately understood what he wanted to do. He didn’t say anything about it. Instead, he turned his head to Qiu Tie who was silently standing on the side, “Little Tie, look after the house for me. I’ll head out with Master.”
Qiu Tie nodded. Then Zhao Hai followed the Yin Yang Elders out. This time, they didn’t ride the nine-winged cloud centipede. The Yin Elder waved his hand and after a flash of white light the group of three disappeared.
The next moment, the group appeared in front of a tall building. The building had ten floors and there were no guards in front. Although there was also a square in front of the building, only a few people came. There wasn’t even a single person seen in the entrance of the building. It looked a bit empty.
The Yin Yang Elders led Zhao Hai towards the building. Upon entering, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. This was because the building’s first floor was a shop with several female disciples as shopkeepers. All of them had a professional smile on their faces.
Seeing this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. He felt that he returned to Earth and was strolling in a huge mall.
However, upon seeing what was sold, Zhao Hai recovered. This was because the items being sold were all kinds of formation flags and formation disks.
As Zhao Hai was inspecting the formation flags and formation disks, a cultivator walked over and bowed towards the Yin Yang Elders before saying, “I have seen the Elders.”
The Yin Yang Elders nodded and then walked towards the stairs. Before long, the group arrived at the second floor. Zhao Hai looked around and saw that there were quite a few cultivators on the second floor. The cultivation level of these people weren’t that high and some of them were casually dressed. There were even some people who seemed to ignore everyone around them. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but get curious.
The two elders didn’t stop and continued to walk towards the third floor. The third floor was the same as the second floor. Once in a while, he could hear conversation. Zhao Hai stretched his ears and found that almost all of the discussions were about formations.
Zhao Hai knew where they were, it was the main building of the Formation Hall. The Formation Hall was a unique existence in the Tyrant Blade Sect. In the eyes of the other disciples, the people who joined the Formation Hall were madmen. They don’t use their energy for training but instead for researching various artifacts and formations. To other disciples, these people had their priorities backward.
However, those in the Formation Hall completely ignored them. One also shouldn’t underestimate these people just because their cultivation wasn’t high. The people of the Formation Hall were those who played around with formations all day. If you fight them, you will face all kinds of formations. And once you get trapped, you’re finished.
The Yin Yang Elders continued to walk upwards until they reached the top floor. Zhao Hai found that as they got up, the cultivators became fewer. Moreover, as they got up, the ages and level of the cultivators increased.
When the three reached the top floor, they saw a red-faced old man come up and greet them. As he walked over he loudly called out, “You two old ghosts, it’s been a while! What brought you over to my place?”
The old man was very tall, about two meters tall. However, he was very thin and had gray messy hair. Surprisingly, this old man was wearing glasses on his eyes. It must be known that as long as cultivators practice, their bodies wouldn’t deteriorate like mortals. All of these ocular deterioration never appeared on any cultivator. So upon seeing a pair of glasses, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but be surprised.
And this old man was quite impolite towards the Yin Yang Elders. But Zhao Hai could hear the friendliness in his voice. He should be a good friend to the Yin Yang Elders.
The Yin Elder nodded and said, “Alright, let’s not talk here. Let’s go inside. Little Hai, come here, greet your Martial Uncle Zhen.”
Zhao Hai complied, he stepped forward and cupped his fist, “Zhao Hai has seen Martial Uncle Zhen.”
Elder Zhen nodded and said, “So you’re Zhao Hai? I heard about you. Good, good. Now let’s head inside and talk.” After saying that, he led the group inside the tenth floor.
Zhao Hai looked around the tenth floor as they walked. The tenth floor was divided into rooms. The rooms have tokens hung on their doors indicating what room they were. There was a materials room, reference room, experimentation room, office, reception, lounge, and so on. Also, Zhao Hai could feel that besides Elder Zhen, there were five other people in different rooms. Everyone was busy, making the tenth floor very quiet.
Before long, the group arrived in front of a door with no token. But it was because of this that made the room special.
Elder Zhen pushed the door open to reveal a living room. The area was big and was averagely furnished. What stunned Zhao Hai was the amount of formation flags and formation disks all around the room. There were also incomplete formation flags and disks on the middle table.
After inviting everyone inside, Elder Zhen gave an embarrassed smile and said, “Please have a seat. Excuse me for the room’s disorderly state.”
The Yin Yang Elders didn’t mind it and found a place to sit down. At this time, Elder Zhen brought over tea with four cups and placed it on an empty area of the table.
Once he was done serving tea, Elder Zhen also sat down. Then he looked at the Yin Yang Elders and said, “Why did you come here? And you even brought Zhao Hai. Are you worried about your disciple that you want me to give him a few formations for self-defense? That won’t be a problem. As a Martial Uncle, I should give him a few as a meeting gift.”
The Yin Elder waved his hand and said, “There’s no need. We’re here to tell you something. But before that, we want to tell you that Zhao Hai is mine and Old Yang’s disciple. When the time comes, you shouldn’t have any crooked thoughts.”