On the plane, James taught Henry the meditation method recorded in the medical book. Meditation was the quickest way to concentrate one’s energy.
Henry was relatively strong in External Martial Arts. Although he had not reached the extreme, he was at the cusp of it. His physical fitness was also much more honed than a regular person’s.
After learning the meditation method, Henry would be able to amass his True Energy in a month’s time.
Once he’s able to accomplish that, he would be able to start practicing Heavenly Breath.
While teaching Henry the meditation method, James also passed on the cultivation method of Heavenly Breath.
As James traveled to Durandal, many people dressed in black coats and masks gathered in an empty field near Mount Thunder Sect.
The place was a suburb a few kilometers away from Terentville.
A figure descended from the sky.
The person wore an oversized black coat and had a hideous mask covering her face. In their hand, they held a mysterious-sword. The sword hilt was black, and its blade was sheathed in an inconspicuous scabbard.
“Welcome, Sect Leader!”
The hundreds of masked men in black immediately kneeled on the ground simultaneously, greeting the approaching figure in unison.
The person wielding the sword was none other than Thea.
After James had left, she summoned the elder members of Mount Thunder Sect to pressure them into submitting to Celestial Sect. She wanted them to obey her orders so she could deploy them to assist in James’ grand plans.
“Storm!” Thea called out with a raspy voice.
“Awaiting your orders!” A man wearing a mask stood up, took a few steps forward, and kneeled on the ground again.
“Has the notice of our visitation been delivered?”
“Yes, Master. We’ve already sent a letter to Mount Thunder Sect!”
“Alright, let’s go…”
Thea looked at the snow-capped mountain ahead of them and began to walk toward it.
Meanwhile, in Mount Thunder Sect…
More than two months ago, an intense battle broke out, and Mount Thunder Sect was all but destroyed.
After two months of reconstruction, Mount Thunder Sect’s buildings were slowly being restored
Mount Thunder Sect’s vanguard gathered in the main hall.
Jackson held the visitation letter sent to them and repeatedly looked through it.
“Mr. Cabral, Celestial Sect has caused a lot of upset in the ancient martial world as of late. I don’t think they’re visiting us with peace on their mind.”
“Our visitor this time isn’t here with good intentions…”
Some elders stood below the higher platform in the main hall and spoke their concerns.
Jackson also wore a serious look on his face.
As Mount Thunder Sect’s leader, and the leading sect of the ancient martial world in Sol, he had known about the recently formed Celestial Sect as well as the series of actions they had been taking.
“Dad…” A woman in her 20s called out.
She was dressed in red armor and had a sword strapped to her hip.
“Dad, I heard Celestial Sect has recruited countless sects and families within the past month. Apart from some major sects and families, most of the forces in the ancient martial world have deferred to Celestial Sect. They’ve already gained control of half the ancient martial world.”
A look of worry was plainly obvious on Delainey’s elegant face.
“Celestial Sect has shown great ambition and must intend to pressure us into complying with their demands.”
Celestial Sect’s intention to subjugate Mount Thunder Sect was extremely clear to Jackson.
“Reporting, sir!” Outside the main hall, a disciple rushed in frantically and immediately got on one knee.
“Mr. Cabral, powerhouses from the Celestial Sect have appeared at the mountain foot.”
Hearing this, the people gathered in the main hall simultaneously drew their swords.
“The Celestial Sect has been acting inappropriately. Do they really take Mount Thunder Sect for weaklings?”
“Mr. Cabral, please give us permission to push back against Celestial Sect.”