Chapter 2100 – Deconstructing an Arsenal
This was the first time Zhao Hai mentioned this skill to the Yin Yang Elders. The two elders haven’t noticed this skill before.
To be honest, people from the True Spirit Realm somewhat looked down on people from the lower realms. Naturally, ascenders were an exception. This was because ascenders have proven that they were geniuses among geniuses. They would never look down on those who had talent
They mainly looked down on the cultivation methods of the lower realms. In their opinion, the cultivation methods of the lower realms were very bad. They couldn’t even compare to the lowest grade methods of the True Spirit Realm.
For this reason, the Yin Yang Elders didn’t know about Zhao Hai’s abilities. To be honest, they didn’t ask about Zhao Hai’s abilities. Therefore, upon hearing that Zhao Hai could deconstruct and synthesize items, the two elders were stunned.
The two looked at Zhao Hai. It took a while before they recovered. The Yin Elder looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Deconstruct and synthesize? What kind of divergent ability is this?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “It’s a special ability. I can deconstruct items to its basic materials. I can deconstruct pills and artifacts using my ability. During the process, I would be able to find out the refining technique as well as the formations used. Synthesis is a special type of crafting. I can use base materials and create the item itself. It’s much simpler than refining.”
Hearing what Zhao Hai said, the eyes of the Yin Yang Elders couldn’t help but light up. They knew too well what kind of benefits Zhao Hai could bring to the Tyrant Blade Sect.
The struggle between the sects in the True Spirit Realm was much more cruel than in the Great Realm of Cultivation. Plenty of sects use artifacts and pills unique to their own. Their techniques were confidential, and each sect made sure that it stayed that way.
If they could break and analyze the artifacts of the other sects, then the Tyrant Blade Sect would be able to formulate ways to deal with them. Then the sect would be the one to profit in every battle.
Because of this, the Yin Yang Elders were shocked by Zhao Hai’s revelation. With this ability, Zhao Hai would have unfettered access to the secrets of the other sects.
With a serious expression, the Yin Elder confirmed, “Little Hai, do you really have this ability?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “However, the items I can deconstruct right now are very few. Moreover, I can’t deconstruct high-level items.”
The Yang Elder waved his hand and said, “No matter what, your ability is very important to the Tyrant Blade Sect. No wonder your crafting skills are so powerful. So it’s because of this ability.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Before this, the items I deconstructed were much weaker. So I didn’t bother mentioning it.”
The Yin Elder nodded, “Postpone your departure for a few days. Come with me to the sect treasury to see if you can deconstruct a few treasures.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “No problem. But I can only deconstruct low-level items for now. Things on the same level as the divine crossbow should be fine.”
Strictly speaking, divine crossbows weren’t advanced level artifacts. To low-level cultivators, they might be lethal weapons, but high-level cultivators can ignore them. Divine crossbows become useless when used against Earth Monarch Stage cultivators and stronger.
But even then, divine crossbows were still extraordinary artifacts. They were universally lethal to any low level cultivator.
Actually, Zhao Hai can deconstruct higher level artifacts, but he doesn’t plan to do that now. He already exposed a lot, he cannot expose more.
The Yin Elder nodded, “You’ll have a lot of things to deconstruct. Let’s go now.” After saying that, the Yin Yang Elders stood up and walked out with Zhao Hai.
The group of three quickly reached Heaven Slashing Palace and met the sect master. Naturally, the Sect Master understood the relevance of this information. This could provide huge benefits to the Tyrant Blade Sect.
The Sect Master personally led Zhao Hai to an area in the sect treasury. This treasury was filled with artifacts. What made this area special was that the artifacts inside weren’t artifacts of the Tyrant Blade Sect. Instead, it was filled with artifacts from the other sects. Zhao Hai saw plenty of crossbows inside. There were even butterfly knives and other sect-defining artifacts.
The Sect Master looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you can use any of these artifacts. Deconstruct as many as you can. It doesn’t matter if you destroy them.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He looked at the arsenal and the artifacts within, there should be several thousand inside. He said, “Sect Master, give me a few days. I should be finished by then.”
The Sect Master nodded, “Alright, I’ll free up this area. This place belongs to you now.” After speaking, the Sect Master waved his hand and led the Yin Yang Elders out of the arsenal. He also stationed people outside to discourage people from disturbing Zhao Hai.
The Sect Master and the Yin Yang Elders returned to Heaven Slashing Palace. Once they were inside the main hall, the Sect Master sighed and said, “If Little Hai wasn’t a genius, I would have asked him to improve his ability as soon as possible. It’s a pity.”
The Yin Elder replied, “It’s not a pity. The sect has a genius like Little Hai. You should be glad.”
The Sect Master chuckled and said, “That’s true. It’s a blessing that the sect has a talent like him. Good. Lin Ling has made a huge contribution. We’re lucky he’s able to hook Zhao Hai in early.”
The Yang Elder said, “In a few days, Little Hai will go out for a trial. He wants to go to the abandoned den of the Ghost Cultivators. This trial will be important to him.”
The Sect Master nodded, “It’s also the proper amount of danger. Little Hai has a lot of enemies now, and they are not weak. Most importantly, Soulhook has yet to be caught. From what we know about him, Soulhook would definitely go after Zhao Hai. The last time they met, he suffered a huge loss in Zhao Hai’s hands. Although Soulhook hasn’t reached the Teleportation Stage, Ghost Cultivators have a lot of means. We have to remind Little Hai to stay cautious.”
The Yin Elder agreed, “We already thought of a solution. We’re giving blade tokens to Zhao Hai’s wives as well as Qiu Tie. Old Yang and I have sealed our own blade qi in each token. This is in preparation for any emergency.”
The Sect Master nodded, “That’s a good plan. But you have to give a tracker to Little Hai. Make him bring it all the time. So if anything happens, we can rush over there as soon as we can.”
The Yin Elder nodded. He could see that the Sect Master was also beginning to attach great importance to Zhao Hai. His care surpassed ordinary core disciples. But this is normal. If any sect had a disciple like Zhao Hai, they would also treat him the same way.
Zhao Hai wasn’t aware of this as he was currently deconstructing artifacts inside the arsenal. Actually, to Zhao Hai, this was a very easy task. He could toss all the artifacts to the Space’s processing machine and be done with it.
Once the artifacts were deconstructed, its refining process would be recorded into a jade slip. Each artifact has its own jade slip recording.
Zhao Hai also obtained plenty of benefits while deconstructing the artifacts. At the very least, the formations he managed to copy have given him a great boost.
Although Zhao Hai already obtained plenty of formations before, all of them were ordinary formations. He doesn’t even have the secret formations of the Tyrant Blade Sect.
But now, after deconstructing the artifacts, he obtained the secret formations of the other sects. These formations were generally kept secret. These formations were important for Zhao Hai.
Each sect has their own formations unique to their artifact. These formations allowed perfect union of the user and the artifact. This meant that the formations were linked to a sect’s techniques. Because of this, sects treat the security of their artifacts with great care. Now that Zhao Hai obtained these formations, his future battles would be easier.
The more artifacts he deconstructed, the more formations Zhao Hai gained. However, Zhao Hai didn’t place the deconstructed materials into the arsenal. After deconstructing the artifacts, he remade them into their original form. He didn’t want people to know that he could deconstruct and synthesize artifacts. He believed the Yin Yang Elders would support him on this.
Zhao Hai’s guess was correct. In the entire Tyrant Blade Sect, besides Laura and the others, only the Yin Yang Elders and the Sect Master knew about Zhao Hai’s ability. Moreover, the sect wasn’t planning on telling anyone else. This became one of the core secrets of the Tyrant Blade Sect.
Days passed and before long Zhao Hai spent half a month in the arsenal. He was actually done with deconstructing artifacts a long time ago. However, he didn’t come out. He doesn’t want to come out early and expose his capabilities.
Half a month later, Zhao Hai walked out of the arsenal. When he exited, he couldn’t help but be stunned. Guarding the entrance to the arsenal were two Teleportation Stage experts. Moreover, an elder was personally present to supervise them.
Seeing Zhao Hai come out, the elder immediately met him, “Little Hai, you’re done? The Sect Master wants to see you immediately.” Zhao Hai complied and walked to Heaven Slashing Peak along with the elder. As for the two Teleportation Stage cultivators, they were looking at Zhao Hai in confusion.
They were temporarily reassigned by the sect to guard the entrance to the arsenal. They thought that there was a secret inside. They didn’t expect Zhao Hai to come out of it. They couldn’t understand why a Soul Fusion disciple inside an arsenal would need to be guarded by two Teleportation Stage experts.
Zhao Hai followed the elder to the Heaven Slashing Palace. The Sect Master also ordered him to directly enter his office. This time, the elder remained outside, which caused the elder to be as confused as the two Teleportation Stage guards.