“It’s a deal, then.” Polaris was excited.
If he could interact with ancient martial artists from Sol, he would surely gain something out of it. Perhaps he could reach even greater heights.
“Rest well, we’ll talk more about this once the conference is over…” James did not linger for long and simply turned to leave.
The battle raged on at the summit of Mount Olympus.
Martial artists from all over the world were eager to challenge the powerful figures on the Elysian Ranking. Some in the ranking were absent, like the Archbishop of St. Anne’s Castle.
Everyone knew that the current battles were only appetizers. The real battle was at the end. The final and most crucial of battles was for control of Excalibur and the number-one ranking on the Elysian Ranking.
The final battle should be held between Polaris, Koehler, the First Blood Emperor, and a few others. Now, Polaris had been defeated, only to be replaced by a young man from Sol. Meanwhile, the others were on a whole different level than them.
In the area where Lucjan was resting…
Behind him were sixteen masked individuals. Their appearances could not be discerned.
Sitting in a lotus position on a rock, Lucjan watched the dull battles unfolding before him and said nonchalantly, “Are the preparations in place?”
“All good to go, Sect Leader.” A person stepped forward and whispered in his ear, “Once you give your order, none shall escape from Mount Olympus. Everyone shall be our puppets.”
Lucjan was delighted.
Looking at James who was approaching the Sect Leader of the Celestial Sect, his face darkened, and he said coldly, “Be wary of James. He’s really powerful. Though it’s a shame that we have to refine him into a puppet, he’ll be undefeatable if we allow him to progress further.”
Lucjan was a man who loved talents. So, he did not wish to antagonize James. James, however, went against him multiple times.
James knew nothing about his plans.
At that moment, he approached Thea.
Wearing a mask, Thea was sitting in a lotus position on a rock. A sheathed sword lay beside her. The sword’s hilt was black in color and was rather familiar-looking.
Since swords looked similar in general, James paid no attention to it.
When she saw James approach her, Thea stopped healing her injuries and stared at him. Nervous, her heartbeat accelerated. Taking a deep breath, she catalyzed Ataraxia and forcibly calm herself down to prevent exposing her identity.
“Is something the matter?” Thea asked in a low voice.
“Not really…” Looking at her hideous-looking mask, James said calmly, “I’m just curious what you look like under that mask of yours. I’m interested to know more about the Sect Leader of the Celestial Sect, which managed to sweep through the ancient martial world in just two short months.”
“This is none of your business,” Thea said.
Now, she just wanted James to go away. She was afraid that the longer they conversed, the higher the possibility that her identity would be exposed.
“Is that so?” James said nonchalantly.
In an instant, he lunged toward Thea and tried to grab her mask. However, Thea had been on high alert. Even though James moved at an extraordinary speed, she managed to dodge in time. In the blink of an eye, she disappeared only to reappear a few meters back.
She stood up and glared at James, “What is the meaning of this?”
“You have good reflexes.” James smiled and said, “As expected of the Sect Leader of the Celestial Sect! You have good reflexes. I couldn’t remove your mask even though I caught you by surprise.”
Thea remained silent.
“Ahem!” Sensing the awkward atmosphere, James cleared his throat and explained, “I don’t mean anything by that. I was merely curious, that’s all.”