After inducting Mount Thunder Sect, Thea departed with her entourage from Celestial Sect.
As soon as they left Mount Thunder Sect’s territory, a disciple piped up. “Sect Leader, are you headed to the Blithes from Littleroot City in the Western Border?”
Thea dismissed him with a wave of her hand. “We won’t do that for now. Our priority at this moment is to increase our notoriety. Spread the news that Simon, the Grand Sect Leader of Mount Thunder Sect, has been defeated in battle and that Mount Thunder Sect has surrendered to Celestial Sect.”
After Thea gave her order, she quickly parted ways with them. Her current condition would not allow her to challenge the Blithes. She had to treat her injuries as soon as possible.
After reaching an uninhabited place, Thea was unable to bear her injuries any longer and collapsed to the ground. Blood began dripping from the mask’s openings and dyed her fair neck red.
She had not gone far from Mount Thunder Sect’s territory and found a nearby mountain range to treat her wounds and stabilize her condition.
At the same time, disciples of the Celestial Sect had begun to spread the news of Simon’s defeat and Mount Thunder Sect’s submission to Celestial Sect.
Word spread quickly through the interconnectedness of media and technology.
In the span of less than an hour, everyone had heard about this news. Countless martial artists were shocked when they heard of what happened.
How strong was the leader of Celestial Sect, who was able to defeat Simon, the Grand Sect Leader of Mount Thunder Sect?
Simon was a living legend that had lived for over a hundred years.
Despite his wealth of experience and knowledge, he still lost to Celestial Sect’s leader?
Who exactly was Celestial Sect’s leader?
All of Sol’s martial artists were caught up in a heated discussion.
Meanwhile, Mount Thunder Sect did not come forward to explain themselves but acknowledged the news instead.
At the same time, Maxine held onto a teacup as she sat in the gazebo of the Cadens mansion in the Capital. A teapot was on the stone table in front of her.
Standing beside her was another Caden family member, the caretaker, Franklin.
Franklin reported the latest developments to Maxine.
Maxine immediately wore a serious expression as she wondered aloud, “Has her strength grown that much already? She seems strong enough to overpower the Grand Sect Leader. So much so that she was able to break Mount Thunder Sect’s divine sword and force Simon to flee from the battle…”
Maxine’s face creased into a solemn look.
Thea’s current strength was beyond imagination and she wielded an overpowering amount of power.
Maxine could not believe the Spirit Turtle’s blood all it took to transform Thea into a peerless martial artist in such a short amount of time.
“Ms. Maxine, what should we do now?”
Franklin spoke, “Celestial Sect has attacked Mount Thunder Sect because of their highly respected status and esteem in the ancient martial world. Now that Mount Thunder Sect has bowed to them, Celestial Sect will be acknowledged as the new leader of the martial world.”
Maxine waved away his concerns. “We don’t have to concern ourselves with it for now. All we should do is watch the situation intently for any developments. Inform me when you receive more news. You’re dismissed for now…”
Maxine leaned into her chair as she let her thoughts fill her head.
It was becoming harder for Maxine to guess what Thea was up to since her behavior has suddenly gotten more erratic.
After thinking for some time, she got up and left the Cadens’ residence. Then, she headed straight to Thea’s house.
When she arrived, she found that the gates were still closed.
Seeing this, Maxine jumped over the fence and landed neatly in the yard. She knew Thea had not returned yet, but had a feeling she would turn up sooner or later.
Maxine sat in the yard and waited for Thea to arrive.
Sure enough, Thea returned home after two hours.
Thea wore a black dress and was carrying a giant suitcase.
As soon as Thea got home, she noticed Maxine sitting in her yard and was slightly taken aback.
She walked over with her suitcase, sat beside Maxine, and asked calmly, “What’re you doing here?”
“I was waiting for you.” Maxine looked at Thea and noticed her expression was slightly bizzare.
She opened her mouth to ask. What’s wrong? Are you injured?”
“Yeah…” Thea nodded softly.
Thea coughed out a mouthful of blood.