James was interested in the history of the Gu Sect that existed a hundred years ago
Blake harked back to the past, and after a while, he said, “It’s a long story… The Gu Sect has always been isolated from the world. It wasn’t until a hundred years ago that our existence was exposed. Three major families formed the Gu Sect—the Mavericks, the Davis, and the Owens. Consequently, there were three patriots…”
“A hundred years ago, someone infiltrated our village and sought out the Mavericks‘ head. This person wanted to use our Gu raising abilities and venom to conquer the world. My family, the Blakes, united with the Owens and allied with some martial arts experts from the outside world to wipe out the Mavericks.”
Halfway through the story, Blake took a deep breath.
“This happened a hundred years ago when Sol had just been founded. The person who initiated the battle against Gu raisers was the then King of Sol… After wiping out the Mavericks, he betrayed us. He was afraid our families would also attempt to turn the world upside down with our Gu raising skills and decided to eradicate the remaining two families. Only a few of our ancestors were fortunate enough to escape death. After that, the Gu Sect became history and was slowly forgotten. It was as if they never existed before…” Blake‘s story came to an end.
James was surprised that such shocking events had taken place during Sol‘s founding period.
Blake slammed his fists on the table, shattering the glass table into pieces.
With a grim expression, he roared furiously, “Back then, the Davis made great contributions when Sol was faced with a crisis. In the end, the King of Sol betrayed us!”
James looked at him curiously and asked, “What does this have to do with Reign killing your whole family?”
“My direct ancestors were fortunate not to have been in the village when the tragedy happened. That‘s how they narrowly escaped death. After the village was destroyed, my great grandfather led our family into seclusion, and we lived peacefully. However, when I was ten, Reign discovered us and attempted to coax us into joining his plan.”
James inquired, “What plan?”
Blake explained, “The same plan a hundred years ago–conquering the world with Gu. My grandfather refused to be part of it. Reign knew we had mastered Gu raising skills, and since we chose not to join him, he wanted us dead.”
Hearing this, James fell into thought.
After a while, he asked, “Does the Emperor know about your identity?”
Blake shook his head and said, “No, If he knew, he would‘ve killed me long ago… He only knows me as the Assassin King and has been trying to recruit me. That‘s why he‘s yet to kill me.”
“So, are you capable of detoxifying the venom?”
Blake looked at James and shook his head. “No… My great–grandfather knew the dangers of Gu and burned everything related to it. However, he did pass down the knowledge to my grandfather and father. I was also exposed to it as a kid, but I‘m not exactly proficient.”
James‘ face darkened. “How dare you deceive me, Blake?! If I can break you out of prison, send you back in there!”
“Hold on, James. Let me finish…”
James glared at him before hearing Blake explained, “Gus are terrifying parasites that carry countless viruses. One can only wait for death after being poisoned. However, they‘re afraid of one thing.”
“True Energy?” James was confused.
Blake noticed James‘ perplexed expression and could not help but ask, “Are you saying that despite almost reaching the pinnacle of martial arts, you don‘t know about True Energy? You‘re only one step away from cultivating True Energy and becoming a grandmaster…”
He hit the nail on the head.
James relied on his knowledge to make medicine for himself to improve his physical qualities. Never had he once heard of True Energy.