Chapter 2037 – Change In the Tyrant Blade Sect
The Yin Yang Elders arrived at Heaven Slashing Palace directly. There were two cultivators guarding the door outside the Sect Master’s room. When the guards saw the Yin Yang Elders, they immediately announced, “The Yin Yang Elders have arrived!”
Before long, a vigorous voice was heard, “Let them in.” The guards opened the door for the Yin Yang Elders. The two elders nodded at the guards and stepped into the room.
The room was quite big. Several hundred people wouldn’t be able to fill it up. There were eight pillars inside as well as a high platform. The platform was 1.2 meters high and on top of it was a desk and a chair. Behind the desk was a person.
The person sitting behind the desk was an elderly man. This person wasn’t big, but he looked very strong. His body was developed horizontally, but he wasn’t fat. His body was bulky due to muscle.
Such a figure might give a feeling of a valiant warrior, but the man was actually giving out a refined aura.
Seeing the two elders arriving, the old man looked up and said, “How did you find time to see me? Aren’t you too fond of your disciple? You two guys, you don’t even come to ask me for a drink.”
The Yin Elder waved his hand and said, “We’ll drink later. We came here to show you something good.”
When the old man heard the Yin Elder, he was somewhat confused, “What good thing? Let me see.” The Yin Yang Elders didn’t hesitate and directly approached the desk. Then they handed over the jade slip containing Zhao Hai’s Cloning Technique.
The sect master scanned through the jade slip. Before long, the sect master frowned and said, “This Cloning Technique seems to be a Buddhist manual? What use is this thing? It looks like an ordinary technique to me.”
The Yin Elder smiled faintly and said, “It looks ordinary, but this technique is more powerful than you think. It allows the Clone to cultivate. Naturally, there are plenty of manuals that can do this. However, this technique allows the clone to produce a dao avatar. A normal dao avatar that can be condensed!”
The sect master wasn’t a fool. Upon hearing the Yin Elder, his eyes narrowed as he said, “You mean that after using this technique, a person can have multiple clones?”
The Yin Elder nodded, “Theoretically. However, you should also know that creating a clone carries a risk. I’m afraid not a lot of people would attempt to do it.”
The sect master didn’t show a disappointed expression. Instead, his eyes turned serious as he said, “You mean to say that you want people of our level to cultivate it?”
The Yang Elder clapped his hand and said, “That’s what we were thinking. Senior Brother, we have long passed the Soul Fusion Stage. Moreover, after many years of practice, our souls are much stronger than before. Although our souls are very strong, we don’t have any means to use it as an advantage. If we can master this Cloning Technique, we will have plenty of clones we can use. When the time comes, the Tyrant Blade Sect will essentially produce experts out of thin air.”
The sect master stood up and went a few laps on the platform before saying, “But can we really practice it? If we take the wrong step, we might be in danger.”
The Yin Elder replied, “I think we should give it a try. All of us have experience in creating clones and have the knowledge to deal with the consequences. And if we succeed, it would be a good thing for the Tyrant Blade Sect. Maybe the sect will enter a period of great development.”
The sect master walked around a few more steps before he stopped and sat down. Then he said, “I’ll take this jade slip first and consult the Supreme Elder before making a decision. Right, I heard that Zhao Hai is going to attack the Clone Stage. Does he know about this technique? Did he use it? Was it successful?”
The Yin Elder nodded, “He succeeded. Now, besides his own clone, he also has a dao avatar. He’s currently closing up to condense his dao avatar. His trial will need to be pushed at a later date.”
The sect master nodded and said, “It won’t matter if he goes to his trial now or later. He’ll go when he’s ready. This cultivation technique should be from that kid, right? That kid really has a lot of good things. Forget it, don’t glare at me. Naturally, he will be rewarded. But not now. What’s the point of rewarding him right now? You want to put him in the spotlight and burn him? When we have an opportunity, we’ll reward him in the future.”
The Yin Yang Elders knew that what the sect leader said was true, so they didn’t say anything and nodded. At this time, the Yin Elder took out a jug of wine and placed it on the table while saying, “Taste it. It’s wine made by my disciple.”
The Yin Yang Elders originally didn’t know that Zhao Hai made wine. After moving to resident complex 52, they drank it and felt that it was very good. Therefore, they asked Zhao Hai where he got it. When Zhao Hai told them that he brewed it himself, only then did they know that Zhao Hai could make wine. Zhao Hai also gave them a couple jugs of wine. The two didn’t drink wine normally. They would only sometimes drink during meals or when Zhao Hai visited them. Other times, they just drank water. Now, since there was an occasion, they took it out to give to the sect master.
When he saw the ordinary-looking jug in front of him, the sect master turned his head to the Yin Yang Elders and said, “Zhao Hai can also make wine?”
The Yin Elder snorted and said, “You don’t believe it? Although Little Hai’s wines couldn’t beat the top wines of the True Spirit Realm, its much stronger than most wines we see. Go and try it. Once you taste it, you will believe it.”
The sect master received the jug, then with a serious expression he said, “Alright. If I run out of wine in the future, don’t forget to send me some. Hai, you don’t treat me like a brother at all.”
Hearing this, the Yin Yang Elders glared and showed a fist towards the sect master. Then they turned around and left. Seeing the Yin Yang Elders leave, the sect master sighed and said, “The sect has too many deficiencies. Finally, we have good news. Those two have received a good disciple.” After saying that, the sect master stepped down from his platform and exited the hall through a back exit.
When the Yin Yang Elders returned to resident complex 52, they asked about Zhao Hai’s situation. Seeing that Zhao Hai was still in seclusion, they didn’t say anything and withdrew.
Zhao Hai didn’t close up for a long time, only about a month. He has already condensed his dao avatar and turned it into a clone. The other dao avatar was left condensed with no soul fragment.
Hearing that Zhao Hai had come out of seclusion, the Yin Yang Elders immediately went to his courtyard. After being invited to sit down by Zhao Hai, the Yin Elder immediately asked, “How is it? Were you successful?”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he waved his hand, showing two shadows behind him. These two figures had the same appearance as him. However, only one had bright and lifelike eyes. The other looked dull.
Although clones created by the Cloning Technique also contain the soul of Zhao Hai and could enter his body during battles, it was different to souls that were absorbed during the Soul Fusion Stage. In the Soul Fusion Stage, the clone would be re-absorbed by the main body, which was essentially fusing it back. As for Zhao Hai’s other clone, it was merely a condensed dao avatar and wasn’t as powerful as a clone created by the Clone Stage. This explains the difference between the two clones.
Seeing that Zhao Hai had succeeded, the Yin Elder let out a long breath. Then he said, “That’s good. We’ve already given a copy of the Cloning Technique to the Sect. The sect master was very happy. However, we cannot give you your reward in the meantime. Later on, when we have the opportunity, we will give it to you.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He understood the thoughts of the sect. This contribution couldn’t be carelessly exposed to the public. Although the sect will certainly reward him, it was impossible for the sect to not publicize the contribution. If his contribution was made known, then Zhao Hai might be in danger. Therefore, postponing the reward was the right move.
The Yang Elder added, “You have to prepare for your trial. Stabilize your cultivation first and then head out.”
Zhao Hai complied, “Yes, Master, I understand.”
The Yang Elder nodded and said, “You have to be careful in this trial. Recently, some people have been eyeing the Tyrant Blade Sect. It’s possible that they will take action. We have suffered a few losses against them in the Soaring Dragon Realm. It might be the Imperial Beast Sect. That smelly dragon has suffered a few losses against us, he might be looking for revenge. The matter of the Tyrant Blade Sect sending its Clone Stage disciples for a trial is public knowledge. It’s possible that they know that you will undergo your trial. So you need to watch out.”
Zhao Hai was unaware of any of these. But upon hearing the Yang Elder’s reminder, he gave it some importance. He nodded and said, “Yes, Master. I will be careful.”
The Yin Elder said, “Go and prepare. You will head out in a couple of days. If anyone tries to provoke you, there’s no need to be polite. The Tyrant Blade Sect wouldn’t casually cause trouble, but we aren’t afraid of fighting either.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He might not be aware of it, but the Tyrant Blade Sect was now placing a great deal of importance towards him. In the month or so of Zhao Hai’s seclusion, the Tyrant Blade Sect arranged a few elders to test out the Cloning Technique. To their surprise they actually succeeded. This caused the high-level members of the Tyrant Blade Sect to be ecstatic. However, the matter was kept secret, so the rest of the sect was completely unaware of it.
Although the Elders who have passed the Soul Fusion Stage no longer have clones outside, their clones actually still existed. However, their clones were fused with their body. If they want their clones to use any techniques, they can still succeed but it would need immense effort. Because of this, the sect master wasn’t optimistic that they would succeed. However, the experiments actually yielded results. This meant that Zhao Hai has made another huge contribution to the sect. This made him a valuable disciple in the eyes of the higher-ups.