Chapter 2085 – Familiar Location
Not long after Zhao Hai and the others climbed up the mountain, they finally found the Tyrant Blade Sect’s camp. They actually didn’t have a hard time finding the camp. There was a giant flag of the Tyrant Blade Sect. Only blind people couldn’t see it.
When Zhao Hai brought Li Fei and the others to the Tyrant Blade Sect’s camp, they discovered a huge cave residence carved out from the side of the mountain. There were two disciples standing outside, both of them Earth Monarchs. It can be understood at a glance that they’re Inner Disciples.
Li Fei and the others were all in the Clone Stage. Besides Zhao Hai, there were no Inner Disciples who were in the Clone Stage. All Clone Stage disciples were Outer Disciples.
Zhao Hai led Li Fei and the others to the cave residence, then he cupped his fist and said, “Zhao Hai has seen the two Senior Brothers. I’ve been ordered to lead the Clone Stage disciples here. I ask Senior Brothers to please notify the sect.”
The two guards naturally knew who Zhao Hai was. They didn’t dare show any arrogance towards their Junior Brother. They immediately cupped their fist as one of them said, “Junior Brother Zhao, you’re here. The Elder have been asking for your situation several times. Please head inside. Someone will bring you over to the Elder.”
After expressing his gratitude, Zhao Hai led Li Fei and the others inside the cave residence. Once they were inside, two disciples welcomed them, both of them were at the Soul Fusion Stage. The two disciples cupped their fist and said, “Junior Brother Zhao, please come with me. The Elder wants to see you. As for the other Junior Brothers, he will lead you to your places.”
Everyone nodded. Li Fei and the others cupped their fist towards Zhao Hai and said, “Team Leader, thank you very much. If we have time, we’ll look for you to share a few drinks.”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai laughed and said, “You guys don’t have good intentions. You’re after my wine. Hahaha. Don’t worry, I have enough for us to drink.”
Li Fei and the others also laughed. They cupped their fists towards Zhao Hai once more before they followed the other disciple. Meanwhile, Zhao Hai was left with the other Soul Fusion disciple. The other party looked at him with an astonished look. He didn’t expect Zhao Hai’s relationship with Li Fei and the others to be so good.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about what the Soul Fusion disciple was thinking, he followed behind towards a big room. Upon entering the room, Zhao Hai saw an elder that he saw in Heaven Slashing Peak. The elder was sitting cross-legged on his mat. When he saw Zhao Hai, the elder nodded and said, “Come and sit. Tell me about your journey.”
Zhao Hai didn’t expect the elder to be so direct, but he quickly complied, “Yes Elder. Then he sat on the mat in front of the Elder. Then he detailed his journey.
Zhao Hai knew the elder’s identity. The elder was called Elder Yue, his name was Yue Feng. He’s an elder with a long history in the Tyrant Blade Sect. He also held some fame in the realm. His nickname was Swift Blade. His blade technique was known for its quick speed. His reputation was more ancient than the Yin Yang Elders.
However, Elder Yue’s innate gifts were lacking. He was stuck at the Condensing Spirit Stage, which was lower than the Yin Yang Elders. But due to his ancient reputation, he was now in charge of the external matters of the sect. It also helped that he liked to teach the younger generation. He has a high evaluation among the juniors of the sect.
After Zhao Hai described his trip, Elder Yue looked at Zhao Hai and said, “You’re saying that you met Young Master Soulhook of the Ghost Cultivators? Are you sure that it’s him?”
Zhao Hai replied, “That person claims to be Soulhook. Also, he uses Soulhook’s signature artifact, the Bewitching Bell. But since he hasn’t shown himself, I can’t fully guarantee that he’s Soulhook or not. What I can say is that he’s strong. Although he’s only at the Earth Monarch Stage, he’s difficult to defend against. I’m also sure that he followed us to the river. He only stopped following us once we crossed the river.”
Yue Feng knit his brows and said, “I will keep this matter in mind. How about the Divine Armament Sect? Did you really kill 40 of their Clone Stage disciples?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Yes. They used their crossbows to attack us at that time. Since we knew that they were coming, we were able to set up and ambush and kill them all in one swoop.”
Yue Feng had a slight look of disbelief in his eyes as he looked at Zhao Hai. He knows why the Divine Armament Sect wants to hunt Zhao Hai and the others down. Zhao Hai’s group just killed 40 promising disciples. It would be weird if the Divine Armament Sect just let them off.
At the same time, Yue Feng understood why the Yin Yang Elders accepted Zhao Hai as their disciple. Looking at Zhao Hai’s gentle smile, one couldn’t associate him with a ruthless person. But it was clear that Zhao Hai was a person who showed no mercy once he made a move. He would destroy the other party without giving them a chance to retaliate. He was a person who didn’t hesitate.
As for what would happen after he dealt with his enemies and what kinds of trouble it would cause, it wasn’t under consideration. Zhao Hai just thought about destroying his enemies first.
To be honest, Yue Feng was being unjust towards Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai was far from being a mindless maniac. Since the other party wants to kill him, it was only proper for him to destroy them. If Zhao Hai belonged to a weak sect like when he was back in the Black Tiger Gang, then he might not have done it. But now, he belonged to one of the most powerful sects in the realm. He naturally wouldn’t need to hold back.
Zhao Hai looked at Yue Feng’s expression and knew what he was thinking, but he didn’t say anything. What do people rely on to become famous in the True Spirit Realm? It’s strength. Being ruthless was one of the ways to project his strength to everyone. In Zhao Hai’s mind, he doesn’t think that what he did was wrong.
Zhao Hai also asked Zhao Hai about his transit across the Purity Origin Sect as well as the Riverfront School. Naturally, Zhao Hai also described his method of crossing the Hundred-Mile River.
After listening to Zhao Hai’s words, Yue Feng has to acknowledge Zhao Hai’s genius. In such a situation, only a rare few people could keep their calm and form effective plans.
Once Zhao Hai answered a few more questions, Yue Feng nodded and said, “Alright, I know everything I need to know. Go back first. Use the next few days to familiarize yourself with Topfire Mountain’s environment.”
Zhao Hai complied. After giving Yue Feng a salute, he stood up and left. Outside, a disciple led him to his assigned residence.
The next morning, after resting for the rest of the day, Zhao Hai went out of his cave residence and looked for someone to answer some questions. He also found out that Li Fei and the others didn’t live far from where he is.
The Tyrant Blade Sect’s cave mansion was actually no more than a huge cave with plenty of smaller caverns. It was akin to a huge courtyard with plenty of smaller rooms. With this setup, Li Fei and the others also had their own individual residences. The Tyrant Blade Sect’s treatment of them was very good.
Li Fei and the others were currently practicing inside their residences. Actually, they don’t need to practice. Besides cultivation maniacs, most people would use this period of time to sharpen their weapons in preparation for the fights.
Since Zhao Hai was looking for them, Li Fei and the others left their residences and followed him out. The group walked out and walked around Topfire Mountain.
It was clear that the mountain had been cleaned up. The top of the mountain was filled with arenas made out of cyan stone. These arenas were hundred meters long and wide.
Altogether, there were 20 arenas on the peak of Topfire Mountain. They were neatly arranged throughout the flat peak. There were plenty of cultivators practicing in the arenas. They were familiarizing themselves with the stage.
Zhao Hai led Li Fei and the others around the mountain. To be honest, there was nothing to look at. Besides the location where the sect elders would sit, other places were average. It was only spacious.
As they strolled around, Zhao Hai and the others heard someone talking with a laughing tone, “Hmph, take a good look. After all, you won’t be staying at this place for long.”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai knew that it was the Butterfly Sect disciple who they met before. Li Fei and the others turned their heads and saw the Butterfly Sect disciple along with other people. Everyone in the group had a butterfly blade on their waists. It was obvious that all of them were from the Butterfly Sect.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “You’re here too? I must say, for someone who would leave the competition early, you’re too loud. Next time, mind your volume, alright?”
Li Fei and the others laughed along. The Butterfly Sect disciple was clearly taunting them. Zhao Hai’s words turned the entire table upside down.
Hearing Zhao Hai, the Butterfly Sect disciple coldly snorted and said, “You think we’ll go home soon? It depends whether you have the ability or not.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Whether I have the ability, we’ll see when the time comes.” After he said that, Zhao Hai led Li Fei and the others away.
The Butterfly Sect disciple just coldly snorted as he looked at Zhao Hai’s back. A disciple looked at him and asked, “Senior Brother Hu, what was that? He looks arrogant.”
Hu Jilong coldly snorted and said, “Who else can it be? It’s Zhao Hai from the Tyrant Blade Sect. They say that he managed to survive against a Teleportation Stage cultivator on his own.”
Hearing Hu Jilong, the other disciple couldn’t help but stare. Then his complexion changed as he said, “That was Zhao Hai? If it’s really him, then we need to be careful. I heard that the Teleportation Stage cultivator that he went up against was Matchless Sword School’s Lu Sheng.”
Hu Jilong sneered, “Who cares? Let’s see how strong he really is when the competition begins.” After he said that, he also brought his fellow disciples away.
The disciple who asked questions looked at Hu Jilong’s back. A sneer couldn’t help but appear on his face.