Chapter 2077 – Unification of Man and Horse
Another person from the Divine Armament Sect coldly snorted and said, “It looks like this Zhao Hai isn’t as simple as we thought. No wonder Junior Brother Meng and the others fell in his hands. I don’t believe that they didn’t make a move. Zhao Hai’s group are now going around the town. If they encounter any attacks on the way, it won’t have anything to do with us.”
Hearing this, the other cultivator couldn’t help but stare. Then he couldn’t help but smile, “I see, this is Senior Brother’s scheme. But can we really chase after them? The beast they ride isn’t slow.”
The Senior Brother sneered, “Looking at the direction they went towards, they should be going to Green Hill City. From here to Green Hill City, even if they use their fastest speed, it will take them about two days. We can use the transmission formation to go to Green Hill City. Then we use our connections in the city to run into them and clean them up.”
When the cultivator heard this, he couldn’t help but give an excited nod. Then they turned around and left. On the other hand, the cultivator who talked about Zhao Hai looked at the direction they left in. The corners of his mouth couldn’t help but reveal a sneer. At the same time, ice-cold killing intent appeared in his eyes.
Zhao Hai doesn’t know that the other party was already moving against him. They have already circled around the town. The others in the group were feeling uncomfortable. Just like the cultivator from the Divine Armament Sect said, the people of the Tyrant Blade Sect have overbearing temperaments. Now that they had been treated like this, they would naturally feel unwell.”
Fortunately, Zhao Hai already established his status in the group. Although they felt that Zhao Hai’s decision wasn’t right, they didn’t act unreasonably. But they expressed their dissatisfaction with their silence.
Zhao Hai also felt the change of the others. He turned his head to them and said, “What’s wrong? Are you unhappy? You think I’m afraid of them?”
The disciples looked at each other but didn’t speak. Their expressions said it all. Zhao Hai looked them all in the eyes and said, “Don’t be angry. Didn’t you notice? Those guys did it on purpose. They want us to attack them in anger. Then as soon as we move, they will shoot us with their crossbows. At that point, we would be in the passive position.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, the others couldn’t help but give him a confused look. One of them said, “Team Leader, are you sure? Those fellows are truly bold. Would they dare deal with us in the open?”
Zhao Hai replied, “It’s not that they don’t dare. Don’t forget, we killed 40 disciples of the Divine Armament Sect. Perhaps some of those we killed have relationships with the people in the town. They want revenge. There’s nothing they won’t dare to do.”
Zhao Hai wasn’t speaking nonsense. What he said was the truth. The 40 disciples who attacked them had already been interrogated. Among the 40, a disciple called Meng Qi belonged to the town. The cultivator who spoke ill of Zhao Hai was Meng Qi’s Senior Brother. Naturally, he would avenge his Junior Brother.
Because of this, Zhao Hai didn’t fight them. He was aware that they were in the Divine Armament Sect’s domain. If they really get into a fight, it wouldn’t be favorable towards them.
The disciples of the Tyrant Blade Sect didn’t say anything. They knew that Zhao Hai’s words held some truth in them. Even they would have relatives living in towns in the Tyrant Blade Sect’s territory. If these people died, they would also seek revenge. If some of the 40 disciples they killed belong to the town, then it was natural for the town to seek revenge.
Zhao Hai looked at the road in front of them and said, “From the performance of the Divine Armament Sect, they aren’t people who would suffer a loss without making a noise. They would certainly use all their means to deal with us. We’re currently in their territory. They have plenty of methods to stop us. We must be on guard at all times.”
Everyone nodded. Zhao Hai looked at the demon horses and said, “Our demon horses are fast and very strong. Their charging speed is formidable. This is advantageous for us. You must be feeling comfortable using your blade on horseback by this point. If we encounter any danger, we’ll have to use our demon horses to charge. This will give us the best chance to escape.”
When they heard this, they couldn’t help but stare. But they immediately nodded and said, “Team Leader can rest assured. We’ll follow your instructions.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly when he saw their reaction. He knows that they were thinking about basic cavalry charges. He sighed and said, “Don’t look down on the demon horses. Although the cultivation of the demon horses couldn’t match up to yours, their charging strength is unimaginable. If you can achieve unification of man and beast, then even cultivators a realm higher than you won’t be able to block your charge.”
After saying that, Zhao Hai waved his hand, causing jade slips to appear in everyone’s hands. Then he said, “In the jade slip is the meridian path of the demon horse. You can use this to practice unification of man and beast. I believe it won’t be a problem for you to practice. You only need to merge your spiritual qi with the demon horse’s spiritual qi.”
The disciples stared at the jade slip in their hand. They haven’t heard of this technique before. But they believed that Zhao Hai wouldn’t deceive them. Therefore, they immediately nodded and scanned the jade slip with their spiritual force.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly. This is a result of multiple days of preparation. He had everyone adjust their breathing on top of the demon horses in preparation for this day. In the past they weren’t like this. Not only do they eat on top of the demon horses, they would also train while riding the horse. Zhao Hai did this because he felt that their path ahead would only become more difficult.
Unification of man and beast wasn’t difficult for cultivators of their calibre. After reaching the clone stage, their spiritual force was already very powerful. At the same time, they would have a high understanding when it comes to controlling spiritual qi. It shouldn’t be a problem for them to unify their spiritual qi with the demon horse.
Naturally, without knowing the meridian paths of the demon horse, it would be impossible for them to unify with the demon horse. The meridian chart allowed cultivators to easily trace the demon horse’s meridians with their own spiritual qi.
Unifying their spiritual qi with the demon horse was only the first step of the unification of man and beast. The second step was controlling the demon horse using only spiritual qi. This is the true form of the unification of man and beast.
Because of Zhao Hai’s instructions, the speed of the group decreased. In the beginning, the clone stage disciples were unfamiliar with the method. Several times, the demon horses were injured during the process of unification. Fortunately, Zhao Hai was there to heal them back up.
This day, the distance they traveled was only a third of what they traveled the day before. They were traveling extremely slow. However, their harvests were quite rich. By evening’s time, the group had basically grasped the unification of man and beast.
Looking at everyone excitedly controlling their mounts, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile. He knew what these people felt. Achieving unification of man and beast would make one feel that their mount had become their feet. They could feel the motions of the horse’s leg. They can also feel the condition of the demon horse’s spiritual qi. This method also provided good benefits to their cultivation.
Due to these benefits, everyone was in a celebratory mood. This was a novel experience for them. It would take some time for them to sober up.
Zhao Hai was also aware of this. Therefore, he didn’t stop them. He continued to lead everyone to slowly proceed. At the same time, he paid special attention to their surroundings. He knew that this was an important time for those who just succeeded in the unification of man and beast. As long as they were left undisturbed, they would be able to comprehend the method to its highest degree. When the time comes, their combat strength on horseback would be stronger.
In the middle of the night, people began to wake up one after another. After waking up, they looked at the sky and couldn’t help but smile faintly. To be honest, their gains were very good. They finally knew the importance of the unification of man and beast during battles. Once the spiritual qi of the cultivator and their mount became unified, they would be able to share their spiritual qi. For cultivators, this was an important aspect.
The demon horse might not have a high level, the spiritual qi they hold wasn’t small. Moreover, Zhao Hai’s demon horses contain very thick spiritual qi along with wide meridians. Therefore, those who unified with them would restore their spiritual qi faster. Not only will the unification aid in the cultivator’s attacks, the method also ensures that they could fight for a longer time.
Zhao Hai looked at everyone and said, “Alright, we’ll rest here today and leave early tomorrow. Those people from the Divine Armament Sect won’t let us enter the city. It’s possible that they’re waiting for us ahead. So, we have to keep ourselves in top condition and be always ready to fight.”
Everyone complied and jumped down from their demon horse. But this time, things were different. Before, they would jump down from the horses and find a place to rest. This time, they were more intimate with the demon horses. The demon horses also reciprocated their intimacy. This caused the cultivators to be happy. They could feel that they became closer to their demon horses. They couldn’t help but discuss their accomplishment with the others.
Seeing the group’s expressions, Zhao Hai smiled. Their current state was the best for the group. Although the demon horses were his, he didn’t mind giving them to the others. In any case, the Space could breed even more.