At the same time, in Olympia, Durandal…
James was cultivating in the room. After absorbing the Spirit Turtle’s core, his strength had increased from an early-stage seventh rank to the eighth rank.
After crossing into the eighth rank, he hurriedly made his way to the Capital before arriving in Durandal.
Although he had crossed into the eighth rank, his True Energy was not stable yet and needed time to settle in. Over the past few days, he had been trying to stabilize his True Energy in an effort to maximize its strength.
Knock! Knock! Knock!
Knocks came from the door and interrupted James’ cultivation.
He stopped and stood up. Then, in the blink of an eye, he appeared before the door and opened it.
Seeing that the door was open, Henry said, “James, we’re running out of time. Tomorrow’s the International Martial Arts Conference. We won’t make it if we don’t go now…”
“Mhm…” James walked out of the room.
As he walked out of the room, Yelena appeared out of nowhere and grabbed his arm, wearing a delighted look on her face.
“James, Mount Olympus is gonna be awesome! I heard that almost every martial artist in the world will be there. This is a once-in-a-century opportunity to participate in the conference. Don’t even think of shaking me off this time. I’m going with you no matter what.”
James’ expression turned grim.
He wanted to go to Mount Olympus by himself. He did not plan to bring Yelena and Henry along. After all, they were ordinary people, while the participants in the International Martial Arts Conference comprised the most powerful martial artists. If anything bad happened, it would be difficult to explain things to the Queen of Durandal.
Looking at Yelena, he said grimly, “Yelena, I really want to bring you along. However, this will be a treacherous journey. Do you have any idea how powerful the martial artists are? I won’t be able to protect you from danger all the time there.”
“I don’t care. I just wanna go and watch the show. If you don’t bring me along, I’ll make sure you regret it!” Yelena was adamant.
Over the past few days, she had been trying to learn about the International Martial Arts Conference through all kinds of channels. Many powerful martial artists would be there, even the knights of the Louis family. How could she miss such a rare occurrence?
“No way. I’m not bringing you along…” James rejected her.
“James…” Looking at James tearfully, Yelena suppressed the urge to scold him.
Instead, she said pleadingly,” Please bring me along. I just want to see the world. I’m curious to see how terrifying the top ten martial artists of the Elysian Ranking are!”
The conference was not a children’s playground. James would not bring her along just because of her pleadings.
He looked at Henry and ordered, “Henry, I want you to watch her closely. Bring her somewhere safe after I leave. Once the International Martial Arts Conference is over, I’ll come and find you.”
James then turned to leave.
“James!” Yelena cried out.
James turned around and pointed his finger at her. True Energy materialized at his fingertip and struck Yelena accurately in the form of an energy beam.
Yelena was immediately petrified.
“Wh-What have you done?” Panicking, Yelena cried out, “Did you really have to? I just wanna go and have a look!”
James ignored her and simply turned to leave.
After leaving the hotel, James’ expression turned grim.
The International Martial Arts Conference…
I wonder how many grandmasters of Sol would be present at Mount Olympus?
James was unconcerned about the martial artists of the Elysian Ranking. Instead, he was only worried about the grandmasters of Sol, especially the ones who seized the Spirit Turtle’s core at the Mount Thunder Conference.
As eighth-rank grandmasters, their strength would’ve reached even greater heights after absorbing the Spirit Turtle’s core. Faced against them, James was unsure he would emerge victorious even with the Invincible Body Siddhi.