Chapter 2102 – Ouyang Clan
Zhao Hai quickly replied, “Both Masters are doing very well.”
The Hall Master smiled and said, “You don’t have to be polite. I know your contributions to the sects. I applaud you for that. Come out once you’re settled. I already asked the kitchen to prepare a banquet.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Thank you very much, Hall Master.” The Hall Master waved his hand and then introduced Zhao Hai to the people behind him. All of them were disciples of the branch hall, some of them were personal disciples of the Hall Master.”
Zhao Hai attended the evening banquet. However, Laura and the others didn’t participate. They had people deliver food to them while they ate in the yard.
While talking to the Hall Master during the meal, Zhao Hai found out that the elder was very familiar with the Yin Yang Elders. In fact, the Yin Yang Elders saved his life once. The Hall Master had been very respectful towards the Yin Yang Elders since then. And this respect naturally extended towards Zhao Hai.
After resting in the branch hall for an entire night, Zhao Hai left early the next morning. He was out for a trial, and he has yet to reach his destination, so he couldn’t stay in one place for a long time.
Five days passed unknowingly as Zhao Hai’s group travelled the road. The carriage travelled at a leisurely pace in these five days. But since the carriage was special, their speed was faster compared to ordinary carriage.
Along the way, Zhao Hai stopped at the branch halls of each town. Zhao Hai was now a famous person in the Tyrant Blade Sect. He was the champion of the Clone Stage division. This achievement won plenty of glory for the Tyrant Blade Sect, so every branch hall was very polite to him.
On this day, Zhao Hai and the others left a small town called Leaving Light Town. Along the way, whether they be cultivators or merchants, they couldn’t help but look twice at the carriage. Naturally, nobody dared go in the way of Zhao Hai’s group. Although the carriage didn’t have the sign of the Tyrant Blade Sect, all who saw it knew that the people inside weren’t ordinary.
The road they were taking right now was getting more and more remote. It was to be expected since the abandoned Ghost Cultivator den was in a remote place. To be honest, if it weren’t for the news that the town was attacked by beasts and that nobody survived, the Yin Yang Elders wouldn’t have remembered the town. At that time, the news caused a stir in the Tyrant Blade Sect. Later on, the sect sent people over to clean up the beasts. But until now, the town remained deserted.
At noon, Zhao Hai and the others passed a small village. They didn’t stop and went through it instead. As they were proceeding down the road, the Undead who was driving the carriage noticed a man lying on the road ahead. The Undead quickly stopped the carriage and reported, “Young Master, there’s a person lying on the road ahead.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Go and see what’s going on.” The Undead complied and jumped down to check the person.
When it got close, the Undead noticed that the person was a cultivator. He wore warrior clothing and had a blade in his hand. The blade looked ordinary, possibly belonging to a rogue cultivator. However, the man was clearly injured. There was a deep wound on his left shoulder. The wound hadn’t been treated and was still bleeding. The person had a pale face while unconscious.
The Undead saw this and immediately reported back, “Young Master, it seems like a rogue cultivator. He fainted from excessive loss of blood.”
Zhao Hai frowned. Then he waved his hand and threw a jade bottle to the Undead, “Wake him up and ask him who he is and how he got injured.”
The Undead received the bottle and complied. Just as it was about to save the person, the sound of horse hooves was heard. The hooves sounded very quick. Before long, it arrived not far away from Zhao Hai and the others.
At this time, Zhao Hai and the others have already walked out of the carriage. They stood beside the carriage and looked at the person on the ground. Upon hearing the approaching horses, they looked up.
What arrived was a group of about 20 cultivators. They were similar black robes and had a sword strap on their waists. With just one look, one could see that they aren’t from the Tyrant Blade Sect.
The Undead ignored these people. He turned the jade bottle and prepared to pour it into the mouth of the fainted person. But at this time, someone called out, “Stop!”
Zhao Hai knit his brows. This voice came from the group of cultivators who just arrived. At this time, the group stopped not far from Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai inspected the group. In front of them was a tall and big cultivator. He wore black robes and had a full beard. His hair was red, and his eyes were sparkling. Surprisingly, this person was at the Earth Monarch Stage. Those who followed behind him were at the Soul Fusion and Clone Stage.
Seeing this, Zhao Hai’s frown deepened. He didn’t know where these people came from. With such a lineup, they couldn’t be from an ordinary group. They should be troops from a clan.
Zhao Hai waved his hand, stopping the actions of the Undead. The Undead respectfully returned behind Zhao Hai and then looked at the newcomers.
The group of cultivators stopped and sized Zhao Hai up. They were surprised by his carriage, then changed their view towards Zhao Hai and the others.
To be honest, they couldn’t help but be attracted by Laura and the others. When these people saw Laura and the others, their eyes couldn’t help but shine.
Zhao Hai looked at these people and then said, “Who are you? Do you know him?” As he said that, he pointed towards the lying on the ground.
The leader of the group snorted and said, “Of course we know him. He’s being chased by our Ouyang Clan. This person stole something from us. Please don’t interfere.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand and said, “This is none of my business. I’m just passing by.”
Seeing that Zhao Hai knew his place, the leader nodded. Then he waved his hand. A cultivator dismounted and went to the side of the fainted person. He kicked the person over and then touched his chest.
It didn’t take long before the cultivator’s expression changed. He turned towards their red-haired leader and said, “Captain, it’s not here.”
As soon as the captain heard this, his complexion changed. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Mister, who are you? Did you take what he had?”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. Then he frowned and said, “What do you mean? I don’t even know who he is. How could I possibly take his things?”
The captain coldly snorted and said, “We have been closely chasing behind him. He doesn’t even have time to tend to his wounds, let alone hide things. Before we came, you’re the only one in contact with him. If Mister took his items, then you better hand it over. It’s not good to have things that don’t belong to you.”
Zhao Hai frowned even more. He said, “I really don’t have it. I don’t even know what you’re looking for.”
The red-haired Captain looked at Zhao Hai up and down before saying, “It seems like you don’t intend to cooperate. Our Ouyang Clan is a subordinate of the Tyrant Blade Sect. If you offend the Ouyang Clan, you will also offend the Tyrant Blade Sect. I implore Mister to think twice.”
Zhao Hai raised his brow and said, “Tyrant Blade Sect? I’m also from the Tyrant Blade Sect. As for the item you’re looking for, I really haven’t seen it.”
When the Captain heard that Zhao Hai was also from the Tyrant Blade Sect, his pupils shrank. Then he seemed to go back to normal and said, “Since Mister is from the Tyrant Blade Sect, then the matter will end here. You said that you don’t have it, so I’ll believe you. We’ll be taking this person and leaving.”
Zhao Hai looked at the captain. Although he was calling him Sir, he doesn’t have a respectful tone. This caused him to be surprised. This person was merely a subordinate of the sect. Not being respectful towards an actual disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect was strange.
Zhao Hai thought of something, then he looked at the red-haired Captain and said, “Since you said that you are subordinates of the Tyrant Blade Sect, there should be someone from your Clan that is in the sect. May I ask who it is? I want to see if I can recognize them.”
The captain smiled faintly and said, “So Mister wants to know. The Patriarch of our clan is an elder of the Tyrant Blade Sect. His surname is Ouyang, and his name is Gang.”
Ouyang Gang! Hearing this name, Zhao Hai’s brows couldn’t help but flinch. He heard of this name before, not from other people, but from Undead. The Undead who told him this name were the ones that were secretly arrested by the Tyrant Blade Sect for being spies for the Ghost Cultivators.
For many years, these Ghost Cultivators have been collecting information about the sect. In addition to collecting information, they also bought people from the Tyrant Blade Sect. Naturally, all of these were carried in secret, so their effects weren’t obvious. One of their biggest gains over the years was buying over an elder of the Tyrant Blade Sect, and that elder was Ouyang Gang.
Ouyang Gang was a level 4 Elder of the Tyrant Blade Sect. Despite his level, he actually held quite a lot of power. He was the elder in charge of the sect’s grain supplies. When the Yin Yang Elders heard his name, they were taken aback. It must be known that Ouyang Gang’s position was very important. If Ouyang Gang defected when the Tyrant Blade Sect fought against its enemies, poisoning its water and destroying the sect’s grain, then the sect wouldn’t last for very long.
Because of this, when the Yin Yang Elders told the Sect Master about this news, the Sect Master had people arrest Ouyang Gang secretly. The matter was swiftly taken care of that uninvolved parties had no idea. The Tyrant Blade Sect only said that Ouyang Gang has gone into seclusion.