James had come here in search of someone. He followed the tracks all the way to Mount Olympus and found Archbishop Polaris of the Polaris Sect. However, the Archbishop did not know anything about Delilah. From his expression, he did not seem to be lying.
Since the Archbishop promised he would search for Delilah if James could beat him to a pulp, James brandished the Blade of Justice.
This was the first time he was facing an opponent after crossing into the eighth rank.
Looking at Archbishop Polaris who was wearing a mischievous grin, James said coldly, “Cut the crap and fight already!”
“I’ll go easy on you, kid. If you can approach me, I’ll consider this my loss.”
Polaris was confident. To him, James was only an impudent child who needed to be taught a lesson. As an elder, he should not go all out to prevent harming James. After all, everyone was watching. His reputation would be tarnished if he did so.
He simply tossed the staff in his hand to the back, which landed accurately between the crevices of a rock.
Then, he made a welcoming gesture and said smilingly, “Don’t say I didn’t go easy on you, young man. Now, make your move…”
The muscles on James’ face twitched.
Was he looking down on him?
“I guess I should go easy on you too.”
Then, he tossed the Blade of Justice in the air, which landed flawlessly between the crevices of a rock. This stunned the crowd.
“Does that young man truly possess immense strength or is he merely feinting?”
“He’s so young. How could he have such strength?”
“He’s just putting on a brave face. He’ll be kneeling on the ground begging for forgiveness before long.”
Many conversed in whispers.
No one believed James could win. Even if he came from the mysterious nation of Sol, his age made it impossible for him to stand against Archbishop Polaris.
Only two people watched the situation intently, Lucjan and Thea.
Lucjan wanted to use this opportunity to gauge James’ current strength. He was curious to see if he was any stronger compared to two months ago at the Mount Thunder Conference.
Meanwhile, Thea watched James and Archbishop Polaris as she healed her injuries. She was unconcerned about James. After all, James had crossed into the eighth rank. Besides, he had cultivated the Thirteen Heavenly Swords, the Invincible Body Siddhi, and the Blithe Fist of Abomination.
These were all renowned martial arts in Sol.
Watching James’ actions, Polaris smiled. “Not bad… The first time I saw you, I was reminded of my younger self. You have the same arrogance and self-confidence. However, time and again, I was humbled. Only by learning a lesson can you finally grow…”
“After you…” James did not waste his breath.
“Fine then, allow me to teach you a lesson.”
The moment he spoke, he had already appeared before James.
“As expected of Archbishop Polaris! I’m glad I came.”
“There will be a show to watch.”
The crowd was in an uproar.
Polaris wanted to defeat James in one go. Using all of his strength, he appeared before James in the blink of an eye.
Raising his arm, he planned to grab James and slam him into the ground. However, the moment he struck James, James simply lifted his hand and blocked his attack.
Turning the situation around, James grabbed Polaris’ shoulder. Then, he raised the other arm and struck Polaris in the chest.