When the entire incident on Mt. Thunder was happening, Terentville citizens noticed the strange air around their city.
Many local freelance journalists reported on the incident, which almost immediately went viral online. Additionally, some blurry footage was posted of combat aircraft bombing a snow-capped mountain range.
However, the state explained that it was simply a military exercise and assured citizens they had nothing to worry about.
Quincy and the others knew that it was not just a military exercise. They knew that something turbulent must have happened in Terentville. Unfortunately, they were far away in Cansington and were not able to further investigate what exactly went down.
The few women gathered together all shared the same concerned look.
Cynthia appeared nonchalant on the surface but was an anxious wreck about the situation inside.
The night passed by silently.
The following day, a large number of troops appeared in Mount Thunder Sect’s territory, which was situated a few hundred kilometers away from Terentville.
The troops consisted of the Black Dragon Army’s soldiers from the Southern Plains, the Red Flame Army’s soldiers from the Capital, and the Blithe Army’s soldiers from the Western Border.
The three armies were performing a joint rescue effort utilizing heavy machinery as well as employing the use of experts.
It took them an entire night to dig a passage through the rubble, and the ancient martial artists trapped underground were finally rescued the following day.
Tens of thousands of people initially participated in the Mount Thunder Conference. However, out of that amount only 3,000 of them survived.
The others were either killed when they got caught in the battle against the Spirit Turtle or were simply slaughtered by the military.
The remaining 3,000 people were all relatively strong martial artists.
Thea noticed Henry when she came out and walked over.
“Henry, where’s James?” she asked.
“Uh, about that…” Henry hesitated to speak.
Henry’s expression gave Thea an ominous feeling.
Her pretty face was now filled with anxiety as she asked worriedly, “Why are you hesitating? Where is James?”
Jackson walked over and explained in Henry’s stead, “James fought with Yaakov from the Johnston Family. He was severely injured when Yaakov attacked him from behind.”
“What?” Thea’s eyes widened and her mouth hung open.
“He was injured by a sneak attack?”
Hearing at this, her heart seethed with fury.
In that very moment, the scenes of James getting attacked by surprise, getting seriously injured, vomiting blood, and falling to the ground flashed in her mind. She felt as if the blood in her body was boiling over with rage, and a terrifying energy from radiated from her.
The energy burst out as an invisible shock wave, sending some ancient martial artists around her flying. Some struggled to find their balance, while others coughed up blood.
As the person who was closest to her, Henry took the brunt of the shockwave. He was sent flying in the air and slammed into the ground tens of meters away. He was unable to get back up.
Everyone’s expression immediately changed as they all eyed Thea in fear.
None of them knew what happened and why such a terrifying energy suddenly erupted from Thea.
Jackson was not blown back by the force and still stood close to Thea. He, too, was looking at her.
He sensed Thea’s vigorous energy and promptly shouted in an effort to stop her. “What are you doing, Thea?!”
Thea’s hair whirled in the air wildly as she stretched out her hand toward Jackson.