Chapter 2046 – The Five Tigers Greatly Suffers
Zhao Hai also took his blade out and attacked. The Five Tigers of Quiet Mountain were five cultivators who became sworn brothers with each other. They were once rogue cultivators who went to Quiet Mountain for a mission. While in the mountains, they were able to acquire an ancient cultivation method. The technique they learned was called the Five Tiger Gate Breaking Blade Technique.
This Blade Technique couldn’t be practiced by one person. Instead, it was a blade formation that required five people to control the five elements. The technique included methods for attack and defense. It was a very powerful blade formation.
As soon as the five moved, they employed the blade formation. Zhao Hai discovered that the pressure around him has suddenly increased. The pressure he felt was almost the same as when he met a cultivator in the Earth Monarch Stage. This surprised him. The five were only at the Clone Stage, but after using their blade formation, they were able to exhibit the strength of an Earth Monarch.
Zhao Hai carefully defended against the attacks while paying attention to the blade formation. Zhao Hai could be considered as a master for formations. Although the blade formation was unlike ordinary formations, it wouldn’t be difficult for Zhao Hai to analyze it. Zhao Hai’s Myriad Stellar Transformation Sword Formation was a sword formation, it should have similarities with blade formations.
It didn’t take long for Zhao Hai to discover that the blade technique that the five people were using was different to ordinary five-element formations. It could be considered as a five-element killing formation.
Five-element killing formations differ from five-element formations. Although ordinary five element formations are also divided into metal, wood, water, fire, and earth, the formation contains a life path in it. If anyone could find the life path of the formation, they would be able to escape.
Five-element killing formations were different. Since it was designed for killing, it doesn’t have a life path, any path inside the formation was a death path.
Just as Zhao Hai thought, the blade formation obtained by the Five Tigers of Quiet Mountain was called the Five Tiger Gate Breaking Technique. The meaning behind the name was cutting off the life path of the formation, leaving no way of survival to the victim. It was precisely because of this that it had the name ‘gate breaking’.
Zhao Hai was surprised by the blade formation. But at the same time, the Five Tigers of Quiet Mountain were startled by Zhao Hai’s strength. They were aware that once the five of them used the blade formation, they would have strength that could rival an Earth Monarch. But despite attacking for some time, they were still unable to break Zhao Hai’s defense.
Seeing that Zhao Hai was strong, the Five Tigers of Quiet Mountain strengthened their attack. The five of them knew that if they couldn’t deal with Zhao Hai today, then they would have made a formidable enemy. This would bring no advantage to them. Having such an enemy chasing their backs wasn’t a good feeling. They wouldn’t be able to get good sleep.
Zhao Hai could also feel the determination of the five cultivators. With an intention, he released his clone to strengthen his defense. Seeing Zhao Hai release his clone, the Five Tigers also did the same, causing the formation’s scope to increase. The formation’s attacks also became fiercer.
Despite placing all of his focus on defense, the pressure on Zhao Hai was still very large. No matter what, the blade formation has the same strength as an Earth Monarch. Facing such an opponent, Zhao Hai would no doubt feel pressure.
All of a sudden, Zhao Hai’s eyes shone. After blocking a round of attacks, he stretched his hand and sent a throwing knife towards the leader of the Five Tigers.
The leader of the Five Tigers didn’t expect Zhao Hai to have this move. But he was able to react quickly and dodge to the side. The throwing knife was only able to cut a few hairs without hurting its target.
The leader was startled and angry at the same time. He roared, “Brothers, be careful. This kid can throw knives.”
Just as he said that, he heard a yelp. The dog was a demon beast that was raised by the leader and had been with him for a long time. As soon as he heard the dog, the leader couldn’t help but be stunned for a while. He turned his head to his dog and found Zhao Hai’s throwing knife stuck in its stomach. The knife went straight to the handle.
When the leader saw this, his mind turned blank. Then suddenly, he felt a pain in his chest. He turned his head and saw a section of a blade sticking out from his body.
The leader roared with pain as he slashed backwards with his blade. However, there was nobody behind him at all. A look of doubt flashed in his eyes as it slowly lost its brilliance.
With its final wisps of life, the dog climbed to the leader’s side before lying down. Then one person and one dog died together.
Now that the leader was dead, the Five Tigers Gate Breaking Formation collapsed. Naturally, Zhao Hai wouldn’t let this opportunity off. He used his blade and surrounded the other four with blade lights. The four were shocked by the death of their leader. The five of them knew each other for hundreds of years. They spent each day of their lives together. The feelings they shared were deeper than most blood-related brothers. Now that their leader is dead, they naturally want to avenge him. Each one of them used all of their power to kill Zhao Hai.
However, without their blade formation, the four became fangless tigers. They were no longer a threat to Zhao Hai. In just about 20 rounds of attacks, one of the four was bisected. The rest were now madly attacking Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai coldly snorted and used his innate strength. This multiplied his physical strength. Before they could react, Zhao Hai slashed them down one by one.
After killing the Five Tigers of Quiet Mountain, Zhao Hai collected their bodies and left the cave. Before leaving, he glanced at the hole the mouse dug up. Now that he was leaving, he wouldn’t know if or when he could see the little mouse again.
Zhao Hai sighed before proceeding along the passageways of the labyrinth. This time, he was more careful. He could see that in this labyrinth, as long as you meet people, no matter how many, you should take your blade out and attack. If you don’t kill people, other people will kill you.
After walking for one hour, Zhao Hai suddenly heard sounds in front of him. The sound was very loud. It couldn’t be caused by a couple or so people. There should be between a hundred people or so. Did people group up to explore the underground labyrinth?
Zhao Hai didn’t think of avoiding the source of the sound. Conversely, he was more interested in it. He wanted to see what the situation was.
Before long, Zhao Hai arrived at the source of the sounds. When he saw the scene, he couldn’t help but be stunned. It was a huge cave. More importantly, there were around 400-500 people inside the cave. There were signs that some of the people inside knew each other. There were also loners dotted around the cave. People were seen sitting on the ground. Some were drinking, some were eating, while some chatted. It was like a large campground.
Zhao Hai didn’t expect to see such a scene. He was somewhat stunned as he stood in place. When a cultivator saw Zhao Hai’s reaction, he couldn’t help but laugh. Then he stood up and walked towards Zhao Hai. The rest of his group stayed in place.
Zhao Hai furrowed his brows as he looked at the approaching man. The man was around 1.8 meters tall. His stature didn’t show that he was a body cultivator. However, he was giving off a feeling that the muscles in his body couldn’t be underestimated.
Despite the other party approaching him, Zhao Hai didn’t do anything. He could see that the man didn’t have any hostility towards him.
The man stopped when he was about three meters away from Zhao Hai. As he looked at Zhao Hai, the man laughed and said, “Brother, is this your first time in the underground labyrinth?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Yes, is Senior Brother in charge of this place?”
The man chuckled as he replied, “I won’t dare. I’m just here to tell you the rules of this place. Large caves such as this one are generally seen as safe areas by everyone. Here, you can rest without worrying about being attacked. Even if enemies come here, they won’t dare cause any trouble. Otherwise, they will face everyone’s wrath. You can eat, drink, and sleep here. Nobody will make a move on you.”
Zhao Hai didn’t expect that he would see a place like this. He looked at the cultivators in the cave and discovered that almost everyone had let down their guard. Their weapons were withdrawn and they seem to be getting along with each other.
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but nod, “Thank you for the information, Senior Brother.”
The man laughed and said, “There’s no need to call me Senior Brother. My name is Wang Hu. Come, let me introduce you to a few brothers I know. All of us come here every year to earn a livelihood.”
Upon hearing Wang Hu, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. As he followed beside Wang Hu, he asked, “Big Brother Wang, aren’t all good things in the labyrinth taken? Even if you find something, there won’t be a lot. Moreover, the entry fee isn’t cheap. How could you earn a livelihood in this place?”
When he heard Zhao Hai, Wang Hu smiled and said, “Let’s go over there first. Then we’ll talk.” After that, he led Zhao Hai to where the others were. The group had more than a dozen cultivators. All of them were dressed in gray warrior clothing. Their strength varied a lot. One could see that they were rogue cultivators.
Wang Hu led Zhao Hai to his group and then introduced him, “Everyone, let me introduce a new friend to you. His name is Zhao Hai.”
Then he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “The underground labyrinth isn’t a good place. Having a lot of friends is better than having a lot of enemies. In the future, we can take care of each other.”
Everyone gave Zhao Hai a nod. Zhao Hai also returned their greetings.