He did not wish to return. He only wanted to perish here.
“E-Excalibur is the faith of all Knights. Young man of Sol, I-I hope you will reforge Excalibur…”
Upon hearing this, James frowned. He had other matters to deal with and did not have time to reforge a broken sword.
“P-Promise me…” Koehler pleaded.
However, before he could finish his sentence, he was dead.
James looked at Koehler, whose body went limp, and sighed. Paying no heed to him, he stood up to leave.
The moment he stood up, Callan approached him.
“Yeah…” Callan nodded and glanced at Koehler who lay motionless on the ground and said coldly, “His hands are filled with Solean blood. A century ago, many of our comrades died at his hands. You were right not to promise him anything…”
“I don’t have time for Excalibur,” James said.
“However…” In the next breath, Callan said, “Once you possess Excalibur, you will gain the ability to control the Knights. They are a powerful force. If you can get them under your control, they will be of great assistance in your future endeavors.”
Upon hearing this, James was lost in thought. Callan, on the other hand, waved his hand.
The snapped sword instantly flew into his hands.
Looking at Excalibur-or what remained of it-he said, ” I’ll bring it back and try to fix it. I’ll hand it over to you if everything works out.”
“By the way, the martial artists were all poisoned by Lucjan’s Gu venom. I have exterminated the disciples of the Gu Sect and saved those abducted. However, I didn’t give them the antidote. I’ll leave this assignment to you. This is the perfect opportunity to win them over to your side.”
James smiled and said, “Thank you for being so considerate…”
“Alright now, there’s no need for formalities between us. Since there’s nothing else for me to do, I’ll return to Sol for now.”
Callan did not linger for long and simply left with the broken Excalibur.
After taking a few steps, he returned and tossed James a black bottle, saying, “The antidote’s inside.”
Then, he gave James a formula.
“As for the rest, simply follow the instructions of the formula.”
James received it and said, “Thanks.”
Callan turned to leave.
James scanned the battlefield. Then, he hurriedly left Mount Olympus.
Before long, he spotted the martial artists who were abducted by the Gu Sect not too far away.
James gave chase.
Upon seeing James, Polaris smiled and hurried over to him, asking, “It’s you, James! The battle on Mount Olympus seems to be over. So, who won in the end?”
“No one…” James continued, “Lucjan and the First Blood Emperor fled. They’ll surely be a menace in the future. If given the opportunity, I’ll definitely exterminate them. By the way, I see that you’re poisoned.”
Polaris smiled bitterly and nodded, “Yes, I don’t know what kind of poison this is. I can’t use True Energy at all. The moment I used it, I could feel excruciating pain coming from inside my body.”
James took out the antidote given to him by Callan and gave it to Polaris, saying, “Here, this is for you.”
Polaris consumed the antidote. Soon, he was cured.
“Save us, James…”
“The most honorable Solean martial artist, please give me an antidote…”
James gave them the remainder of the antidote and said, “That’s all I have for now. Once I return, I’ll make some more.”
Some sat in a lotus position and began removing the toxins inside their body, while others looked at James in anticipation.
Polaris said, “James, since you need to make more antidotes, why don’t you follow us along to the headquarters of the Polaris Sect? We can use this opportunity and get to know each other better.”
“Okay…” James said smilingly, “Coincidentally, I need your help searching for Delilah’s whereabouts.”
“Follow me…” Wearing a delighted look on his face, Polaris beckoned for James to follow him.