Thea proposed to travel to the Mount Thunder Sect to find Jackson.
James was worried because Thea’s current situation was quite special. She had the Spirit Turtle’s blood in her body and could not have any mood swings. Plus, she could not use her True Energy and even had the Malevolent Sword with her. However, the Mount Thunder Sect had always stayed hidden from the world.
None of the members from the sect used phones. Even if they had phones, there was no signal where the Mount Thunder Sect was located. James also could not call Jackson to ask him to rush over to help.
Thea smiled and said, “Don’t worry, I’ll be fine. I know my limits. You can’t leave now, and I’m the only one available to run the errand for you.”
James thought for a while and said, “Alright. I’ll contact the Blithe King to prepare a military plane to escort you to the Mount Thunder Sect.”
“This matter can’t be delayed, so I’ll head out immediately.”
Thea did not say much. She picked up the Malevolent Sword and turned to leave. She wanted to return to the Mount Thunder Sect to help James find a helper and, more importantly, to study the snow technique recorded in the Snow Cavern.
For some reason, she felt tempted by the martial art techniques left by the Malevolent King. While she was in the Snow Cavern a few days ago, she had to forcefully suppress her desire because Thomas was present. Now that James had to look for Jackson, she immediately took on the task.
The Demonic Sword Art was a technique created by the Malevolent King while he was half-mad from suffering an Energy Deviation.
She had only learned Ataraxia, which Thomas instructed her to learn, to suppress the Beast Blood in her body. As for the Demonic Sword Art, Thomas did not teach it to her, and she could not learn it either. She wanted to take this opportunity to revisit the Snow Cavern again.
After leaving Cynthia’s villa, Thea took out her phone and called the Callahans.
“Mom, I won’t come home for dinner today.”
“Huh? Thea, it’s going to be the New Year, and we’re having a reunion dinner. Did something important come up?”
“Yeah, something happened, and I have to deal with it. That’s all. I’m hanging up.”
After the call, Thea rushed to the military region.
Meanwhile, James called the Blithe King and asked him to prepare a private plane and escort Thea to the Mount Thunder Sect.
After passing on the order, he hung up the phone.
Callan sat aside and said, “Chaos is about to break loose in the ancient martial world…”
“Yeah…” James nodded lightly.
The ancient martial world was already in chaos since the Spirit Turtle was killed and the eight shattered cores appeared. It might affect the peace of the outside world.
With a solemn expression, James said, “I’m not sure who obtained the other cores…”
Callan thought for a while and said, “The core was shattered into eight pieces. I got one, and Simon from the Mount Thunder Sect also got one. I think Yaakov and Xavi Lee also obtained one each. Bennett should also have acquired a piece.
“While snatching a core, I found five people who successfully obtained a piece. As for the other three, I don’t know.”
James asked, “Who do you think might have gotten their hands on the remaining three?”
Callan thought for a while and replied, “Winston Blithe, Sky, Master Maha, Tanner Davis, or Lucjan. The remaining three should be with these people.”
During the fierce battle against the Spirit Turtle, Callan observed the people who attacked the Spirit Turtle.
Most of them were well-known powerhouses that were eighth-ranked grandmasters.
As for the seventh-ranked grandmasters or those at the peak of the seventh rank, it would be slightly difficult for them to snatch a core.
“Perhaps Lucjan had gotten his hands on a core. His strength was well preserved during the battle, so it should have been easy for him to snatch one.”
Callan had been avoiding Lucjan and did not come into contact with him. Thus, he did not see whether he obtained a core. However, judging by Lucjan and his subordinates‘ strength, it was highly likely for them to have gotten a core.
James took out the core he carried around with him.
He looked at it doubtfully and asked, “This round piece of meat can increase one’s strength?”
Callan nodded and reminded, “That’s absolutely true. You better not take it right now. Your meridians are too fragile and are like newly regulated meridians. It will be hard for them to channel your True Energy, and they can’t withstand the aggressive energy from the core.”
“Yeah.” James nodded.