James was among them. Though the ripple effects of the battle were destructive, he was an eighth-rank grandmaster too. He was not affected by it whatsoever.
A fierce battle raged on in the sky.
Armed with an epee, Lucjan clashed with Koehler who was holding Excalibur in his hand. Even though the epee was duller, it possessed terrifying destructive power.
Gradually, Koehler who was holding Excalibur in his hand lost ground.
“Die!” Lucjan roared.
He appeared behind Koehler at lightning speed, and his epee radiated a hundred lights.
Then, the lights converged in an instant, and he swiftly struck Koehler’s back. As Koehler’s reflexes were duller, he was struck by the move.
Staggering to the front, he vomited a mouthful of blood. At that pivotal moment, he managed to turn in time and slashed Excalibur.
A powerful Sword Energy burst forward and struck Lucjan. However, Lucjan easily deflected the attack.
The outcome is determined…
Upon seeing this, James knew that the battle would be over soon.
Though Koehler was strong, he was still a distance away from Lucjan. The latter had long crossed into the eighth rank.
Now that he had absorbed the Spirit Turtle core, his strength had increased by leaps and bounds.
His True Energy was so terrifying that Koehler stood no chance against it.
At that moment, Koehler’s face was pale, and blood was dripping from his lips.
Excalibur no longer glimmered radiantly.
Watching Lucjan in disbelief, he cried out, “Impossible! I possess the Soul of Knights and extracted Excalibur. How are you able to possess such strength?”
He could not believe that an ancient martial artist from Sol would possess such strength.
“Hmph…” Lucjan snickered.
He did not even use all of his strength. “This is farewell…”
Holding the epee in his hand, he stepped forward into the air and walked toward the gravely injured Koehler.
With every step he took, Koehler’s heart quivered in fear.
The martial artists outside Mount Olympus watched this unfold in disbelief. They thought it would be an even match.
However, in just a few rounds, Koehler Keyes, ranked second on the Elysian Ranking and wielder of Excalibur, was gravely injured. He seemed incapable of continuing the fight.
“Are martial artists from Sol all that strong?”
“First, it was a young man by the name of James Caden. Then, another emerged and defeated Koehler who managed to pull out Excalibur…”
“Argh… I will not be defeated! Long live the Knights!” Koehler raised Excalibur and imbued it with all the energy inside his body.
Excalibur glimmered once more and exuded a terrifying aura that distorted space itself. Mountains disintegrated and collapsed.
The earth shook, and debris blotted out the sky.
“Excalibur!” Koehler yelled.
Holding Excalibur in his hand, he launched another attack. Now, he was a completely different person. His power was greater, and his moves were more intense.
Lucjan began losing ground.
Upon seeing this, James shook his head and sighed.
Koehler has used up all of his strength. He’ll be crippled after this battle. Even if he survives, he won’t live for long…