Chapter 2099 – Numb
The Yin Yang Elders led Zhao Hai out of the dungeon. The two elders had a shocked expression. They weren’t shocked by the Ghost Cultivators but instead they were shocked by Zhao Hai’s Undead. If the Undead didn’t carry death qi and had no heartbeat, they wouldn’t have been convinced that they were Undead. This was because the Undead were too smart. Even some cultivators weren’t as coherent as the Undead.
Not only were the Undead capable of recalling the memories when they were alive, they also kept their strength as well as their intelligence. This made them terrifying.
When the group arrived outside, they looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Alright, Little Hai. You go back first. We’re going to send the information we got to the sect.” Zhao Hai nodded. Then with a flash of white light he disappeared from the dungeon.
The Yin Yang Elders have obtained the confessions of all five Ghost Cultivators. They even managed to get a list of the other spies inside the Tyrant Blade Sect. This information was very useful for the sect.
But right now, what the two were thinking wasn’t the confession. The Yin Elder looked at the Yang Elder with a bitter smile before saying, “That kid can really surprise us. Old Yang, have you heard of any sect that can refine intelligent undead? Not only Ghost Cultivator Sects, but Evil Sects and Demonic Sects might not be able to do it.”
The Yang Elder shook his head and said, “I’ve never heard of it before. We have travelled a lot in the True Spirit Realm, whether it be Ghost Cultivators, Demonic Cultivators, or Evil Cultivators, we fought all of them. We saw all kinds of refined corpses and war puppets, even refined ghosts. But none of them were like Little Hai’s Undead. This is the first time I saw something like that. By the way, I forgot to ask, can Little Hai’s Undead still cultivate? Why do I keep feeling that they can still improve their strength?”
The Yin Elder shook his head and said, “I don’t know. We should ask Little Hai. Hahaha. Alright, let’s go.” Then the two vanished along with a white light.
After Zhao Hai returned to his peak, he immediately went looking for Laura and the others. When the group settled in the living room, Zhao Hai said, “We’ve clarified that they are indeed Ghost Cultivators. And as far as we know, there are still seven Ghost Cultivators inside the sect. I think the sect will begin acting on it soon.”
Laura nodded, “And then?”
Zhao Hai replied, “We still don’t know about the original plan of the Ghost Cultivators. But recently, they received an order to stand by and wait. The task they received before that was to understand the Tyrant Blade Sect, especially the defenses of the main hall and the branch halls.”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Laura and the others couldn’t help but stare. Then Laura’s complexion changed, “The Ghost Cultivators intend to attack the main hall as well as the branch halls? Do they have enough strength? Did you manage to find out where they hid? How strong are they right now?”
Zhao Hai nodded and replied, “We managed to get the place. However, it’s an obscure location. My Masters could clearly remember that the place was a small town with an ordinary amount of spiritual qi. It had been attacked by demon beasts a few years ago and the entire town was wiped out, not a single soul remained. Then there’s no more news. As for the strength of the Ghost Cultivators, we don’t know. All of the spies joined the Tyrant Blade Sect before they started cultivating. They were almost clueless about the situation of the Ghost Sects.”
As he spoke to here, Zhao Hai sighed and said, “Moreover, their communications are always one-way. And the people who contact them aren’t from the Tyrant Blade Sect. As for who they are, we don’t know. Their communication comes from transmission formations.”
Laura knit her brows and said, “That’s a good method. It would be impossible for the Tyrant Blade Sect to trace it. It seems like these are the only clues we have. By the way, how much information about the Tyrant Blade Sect did they manage to leak?”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “A lot has leaked. Don’t forget, one of the spies is a level 3 elder. Although he doesn’t hold too much power, he could still get information from here and there. Besides the great defensive formation of the sect, almost all of our defensive methods have been leaked.”
Laura and the others’ complexions changed. Then Laura said, “Then, the Tyrant Blade Sect is in a passive situation. Our defenses are exposed to the other party while we don’t know anything about them.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “The biggest headache is still ahead. Do you know what position the Ghost Cultivator elder held in the sect? He’s in charge of managing the affairs of the inner disciples. That is to say that they know almost all of the Tyrant Blade Sect’s inner disciples.”
As soon as they heard this, Laura and the others couldn’t help but smile bitterly. Although elders and core disciples comprise the top power of a sect, these core disciples came from true disciples and true disciples came from inner disciples. Those who manage inner disciples would know exactly how many inner disciples the sect has. And with this information, the number of true disciples can be inferred as well as the number of core disciples. In a way, a portion of the strength of the sect has been figured out.
A sect’s core strength might only involve Elders, Core Disciples, and True Disciples, the comprehensive strength of Inner Disciples couldn’t be underestimated. Even if their calculations regarding Core and True Disciples isn’t accurate, the Ghost Cultivators can still deal a huge blow to the sect if they knew how many Inner Disciples they have.
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “Now it depends on how the sect reacts. If the sect reacts violently, then I’m afraid we would attack ahead of time. The other sects can take advantage of this to suppress us. It would be troublesome.”
Laura looked at Zhao Hai and said, “So what are your plans?”
Zhao Hai thought about it before saying, “I’ll check the place we found to see if I can find any clues. Although it’s now deserted, it’s a location Ghost Cultivators used to stay in. If we find clues, we might be able to locate their den.”
Laura nodded, “It’s better to go there and see. How long will you go out this time?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I’m not the only one going. You’re going with me as well. Even Little Tie will go along. In any case, my Masters are here to help the sect. What do you think?”
As soon as they heard this, the eyes of Laura and the others lit up. Laura said, “That’s a good idea. We’ve always wanted to head out. This is a good opportunity.”
Zhao Hai laughed, then he said, “You’ve suffered all these years. Now, with my current strength, even if we meet a Teleportation Stage expert, I would be able to fight them. I can already be regarded as a small powerhouse in the True Spirit Realm.”
“Moreover, all of you cannot avoid fighting. The True Spirit Realm has Space Breaker experts. If we ever meet one of them in the future, then you will need to have the strength to save your lives. This will also be your trial as well as Little Tie. Although he has fought against demon beasts, his fighting experience is too small. He might be able to break through to the Condensed Avatar Stage, but he still needs to have fighting experience.”
Laura nodded, “That’s also a good idea. Little Tie might be progressing well in his cultivation, it’s always good to gain more experience.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Chaotic times are coming. We must make use of our time to increase our strength. Only then can we survive.”
Laura agreed. At this time, Zhao Hai said, “My Masters have returned. I’ll go and discuss our plans with them.” After he said that, Zhao Hai stood up and left.
The Yin Yang Elders have indeed returned. Moreover, they were planning to see Zhao Hai. Seeing Zhao Hai waiting for them, the Yin Elder nodded and said, “Let’s go inside. We have things to talk about.” Zhao Hai nodded and invited the two to the living room. After they sat down, Meg offered them tea.
After everyone sat down, the Yin Elder took a sip from his teacup before saying, “We just reported to the Sect Master about the confessions we acquired. The Sect Master will be making moves in secret. If we react aggressively, we won’t only alarm the Ghost Cultivators, it would also make the other sects wary of us.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “We also made our own analysis of the situation. We still have time, so it wouldn’t be good to be anxious. Otherwise, the other sects might think that we’re making a big move. Right, Masters, I have a request. I plan to bring Laura and the others to the abandoned Ghost Cultivator den to search for clues.”
Hearing this, the Yin Elder couldn’t help but stare, then he looked at the Yang Elder. The Yang Elder also smiled bitterly and said, “We have the same idea. You’re now at the Soul Fusion Stage, so you need to go out to gain experience. It’s just right that the sect wants you to check out the abandoned den to see if you can find any clues. But do you really want to take Laura and the others with you?”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Laura and the others have been progressing well. But they don’t have a lot of experience in dealing with people. I want to take them out for a trial. Little Tie will also go with us. He can see the outside world with us as well as go on a field trial.”
The Yin Elder nodded, “It should be time for them to go on a trial. Nobody becomes an expert by practicing in safety. Although you’ve just reached the Soul Fusion Stage, your strength should be at the peak of Soul Fusion. That might not be strong enough, but you have other methods to keep your life. The sect will not send people to follow you, do you understand?”
Zhao Hai nodded, “There’s no need for escorts. I can manage. You don’t have to worry about me.”
The Yin Elder gave a nod, “Right, Little Hai, I have something to ask you. Answer me truthfully. Can your Undead cultivate?”
Zhao Hai felt regret for a moment, he didn’t really expect the Yin Elder to ask this question. But he still nodded and said, “Yes. My Undead can cultivate. Moreover, after I broke through to the Soul Fusion Stage, my Undead can preserve their strength before they died.”
Hearing this, the Yin Yang Elders couldn’t help but stare. They looked at each other and saw the shock on their faces. It must be known that the five Ghost Cultivators that Zhao Hai turned into Undead weren’t weak experts. This is especially true for the Ghost Cultivator who became an elder, he was at the Teleportation Stage. Does this mean that Zhao Hai has a subordinate in the Teleportation Stage?
Naturally, this ability wasn’t as simple as providing survival. If this ability was used well, not only would Zhao Hai benefit, the entire Tyrant Blade Sect would greatly profit. If the Tyrant Blade Sect bred an army of powerful Undead, it would no doubt shock their enemies. Moreover, they can increase their number of Undead after a war.
The two elders didn’t speak for some time. They were shaken numb by Zhao Hai’s numerous abilities. However, Zhao Hai didn’t plan to let them wander in their thoughts. Instead, he took out a jade slip and handed it over to the Yin Elder, “Master, during my three years of seclusion, there were times when I became distracted and couldn’t cultivate. I used this time to study the Divine Armament Sect’s crossbow. This is the crossbow’s refining method. This includes the core formations used as well as the process of refining. I also added some improvements to the crossbow. Now, our divine crossbows are more powerful than the crossbows of the Divine Armament Sect.”
The Yin Elder received Zhao Hai’s jade slip with a blank expression. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, did you really do this? It’s the refining method for the Divine Armament Sect’s crossbow?”
Zhao Hai replied, “Yes. Master can rest assured. I have successfully imitated the divine crossbow. Its effects should be better than the crossbows of the Divine Armament Sect. I believe the sect’s strength would increase with this.”
The Yin Elder looked at Zhao Hai in confusion, “How can you know about the Divine Armament Sect’s refining techniques? Isn’t that a deeply kept secret of the sect? The Tyrant Blade Sect spent an innumerable number of resources and manpower to imitate the crossbow, but it has failed. How are you able to succeed?”
Zhao Hai replied, “Master, I’m actually a divergent ability user. The strongest ability I have is deconstructing and synthesizing items. Since I’m still a low-level cultivator, I cannot analyze advanced-level items. But for things such as the divine crossbow, it’s very easy for me.”