It was James’ first time learning about the Elysian Ranking.
After learning it was the ranking of the strongest people in the world, he was slightly intrigued.
He withdrew his sword and put it into its scabbard, then, he asked, “I’m interested in this Elysian Ranking. Tell me more about it…”
After putting away the Blade of Justice, James retracted his energy. The Archbishop finally felt much at ease.
As for the old man in red, he did not even dare to breathe when James unleashed his energy. No longer suppressed by the force, he was relieved. However, his legs went rubber, and he fell to the ground, unable to get back to his feet.
The Archbishop wiped the cold sweat on his face and looked at James. He could not help gasping. Despite hearing about the power of Sol’s martial artists, he had never been in contact with one before.
He was flabbergasted after meeting one in person and forced himself to calm down.
After a short while, he parted his lips and said, “The Elysian Congress was founded one hundred years ago. During the battle a century ago, everything was going smoothly for the outside forces invading Sol, and these forces easily occupied its lands. However, Sol turned the tide when their martial artists participated in the battle, and the invading countries suffered a disastrous defeat…”
“After the ordeal, powerhouses worldwide couldn’t accept the defeat and established the Elysian Congress to unite their strength to attack Sol again. However, after it was established, the planned attack on Sol didn’t happen due to some unknown reasons… “Since then, the Elysian Congress slowly evolved into the Elysian Ranking and was used as a leaderboard to rank all the powerful people worldwide…”
“The person who took the Solean women was Archbishop Polaris, ranked third on the Elysian Ranking…”
James asked out of curiosity, “Then, who’s the second and first?”
The Archbishop said, “The second place is the head of the Keyes family in Durandal, Koehler Keyes. The first place is the head of the Vampire Clan. He’s also recognized as the strongest man in the world and is nicknamed the First Blood Emperor.”
“Vampire?” James was taken aback.
He had heard of vampires before but had only seen them in movies.
James always thought vampires were fictional and did not really exist in the world.
After thinking for a while, James asked, “Do you know where Archbishop Polaris is?”
“I-I don’t know.” The Archbishop shook his head helplessly.
He begged for mercy, “I really don’t know. Please spare me. I only temporarily provided a place to keep the Solean women. I don’t know who they are, but…”
The Archbishop suddenly changed the topic and said, “I don’t know where Archbishop Polaris is, but I know he’ll definitely be participating in the International Martial Arts Conference. Thinking about it, the Elysian Ranking hasn’t been updated for some time, and countless people are aiming to defeat the ranked powerhouses and climb the ranks.”
“International Martial Arts Conference?” James murmured.
The purpose of his trip was to find Delilah and bring her back to Sol. Then, he had to return to Sol to start cleaning up the intricate forces there, beginning with the Tuckson family. He never expected so many things to have happened. Even Archbishop Polaris, who was third on the Elysian Ranking, was involved.
It seems I’ll have to participate in the conference on Mount Olympus and meet this so-called Archbishop Polaris, who’s ranked third on the Elysian Ranking…
James thought about participating in the conference to find people who abducted Delilah.
“If I find out you’re lying to me, St. Anne’s Chruch will cease to exist,” James threatened coldly and turned to leave.
After he left…
The chair the Archbishop was sitting on collapsed instantly, and he fell to the floor.
His subordinate, the old man in a red robe, stood up and walked over, asking worriedly, “Are you alright, Archbishop?”
“I’m fine. I’m fine…”
The Archbishop got back up with difficulty. His face was pale and full of helplessness.
“I finally understand why powerhouses from all over the world were defeated a hundred years ago. Sol has such terrifying martial artists. It’ll be impossible to conquer them…”
“What should we do now, Archbishop?