“Curiosity kills the cat,” Thea said coldly.
“Sorry for interrupting you…” James turned to leave.
After he left, Thea breathed a sigh of relief. She patted her chest and silently muttered under her breath, “Why did you appear all of a sudden? You gave me quite a fright!”
James was intrigued by the Sect Leader of the Celestial Sect. He also wondered why ancient martial artists loved wearing masks.
The Gu Sect, the God-King Palace, the Celestial Sect’s Sect Leader, and even Callan Maverick wore a mask. He shook his head slightly and put those thoughts aside. Returning to his seat, he continued spectating the battle between martial artists.
The battle lasted for two days.
Apart from the top ten on the Elysian Ranking, the rest underwent drastic changes. Some seasoned martial artists were defeated, only to be replaced by unfamiliar faces.
On the third morning…
After a few days of fighting, the clouds were gone, and the snow had stopped. A morning alpenglow flickered warmly in the sky.
At daybreak, Lucjan could no longer restrain himself. In the blink of an eye, he appeared in the middle of the battlefield and descended.
The moment his feet made contact with the ground, the earth rumbled. Mount Olympus seemed to be on the verge of collapse. Lucjan’s appearance sent the crowd into an uproar.
“A tremor could be felt on Mount Olympus before he even made a move.”
Many were stunned.
Seeing that Lucjan made a move, James’ expression turned grim, and he murmured, “Is he finally about to show his hand?”
After a few days of healing, Thea’s injuries had recuperated.
Seeing that Lucjan had made a move, she unconsciously grabbed the Malevolent Sword. Thea planned to seize this opportunity and rid James of this menace.
Standing at peak of Mount Olympus, Lucjan scanned his surroundings before fixing his gaze on Koehler.
Then, he pointed at him and uttered word by word, “Koehler Keyes, I challenge you to a duel.”
Upon hearing this, Koehler walked toward him casually.
He stopped a hundred meters away from Lucjan and asked calmly, “Are you from the Gu Sect of Sol?”
“Who’s Callan Maverick to you?”
Lucjan smiled slightly, “Callan Maverick is the previous Sect Leader of the Sect Leader. I’m afraid he’s now dead. I’m the current Sect Leader.”
“He’s dead?” Koehler was dismayed.
He dreamed of fighting against Callan. Now, however, Callan had passed on before him. Then, looking at Lucjan, his elderly face immediately brightened up.
Staring at Lucjan, he declared, “A hundred years ago, I was defeated by Callan Maverick. Since you are the current Sect Leader of the Su Sect, I will defeat you and settle the score.”
Slowly, he pulled out Excalibur. The moment the sword left its sheath, it radiated a light so blinding that even James averted his gaze.
“How blinding…” James was stunned.
Though he knew nothing about Excalibur, based on its glaring radiance, there was no way this was an ordinary sword.
Koehler brandished Excalibur. The sword radiated a golden light like a miniature sun.
Holding Excalibur in his hand, Koehler was now a completely different man. Now, he seemed to be a god who had descended into the human realm, viewing its subjects as puny, insignificant creatures.