James thought about it and asked, “Why is your name the same as the sect’s?”
“To be honest with you, every Archbishop of the sect changes their name to ‘Polaris’.”
“Oh, I see…” Realization dawned on James’ face.
“James, I see that you’re a sword user. You must have learned some sword techniques before. We should exchange information about what we know with each other. To be frank, though the Polaris Sect also has a signature sword technique, no one in the sect has been able to learn it.”
“Of course.” James nodded slightly.
He was intrigued by the Polaris Sword Art created by the founder of the Polaris Sect. A sword technique that took thirty years of practice should not be just any ordinary sword technique.
Soon, they arrived at the summit.
There were many buildings there. Instead of Eyrothia-styled buildings, they were constructed in the Solean style. As the structure was ancient, they seemed to have been transported into the past from the modern era.
Many martial artists followed close behind.
Once they arrived at the Polaris Sect, James was brought to a secluded manor.
“James, you can stay here in the meantime. No one will be here to interrupt your peace. I’ll make haste and investigate the matter and search for the person’s whereabouts. As for the antidote…”
James said, “I’ll create the antidotes as soon as possible. However, I need ingredients. Help me get some, will you?”
Polaris gave his assurance. “No problem at all.”
James told him of the ingredients he needed for the formula. Meanwhile, after hearing about the ingredients needed, Polaris immediately ordered his men to fetch some.
James, on the other hand, returned to his room.
When he was poisoned, he resorted to extreme measures and forcibly eradicated the Gu inside his body, which severely wounded him. Although his injuries had recovered after using Crucifier, the internal injuries had yet to completely recuperate.
The room was simple. There was only a single bed and a table.
James walked over to the bed and sat in a lotus position. He catalyzed Heavenly Breath and used the healing cultivation method recorded in the Medical Book and began healing his injuries.
At the same time, in the main hall of the Polaris Sect…
Many people were gathered there. In the lead was Archbishop Polaris. Below, people were dressed in strange attire.
“I’m afraid this isn’t appropriate, Archbishop.” An old woman stepped forward and said grimly. “The Sacred Fire Cavern is a restricted area of the Polaris Sect. Only Archbishops have the right to enter. How could you allow outsiders to enter as they please?”
Polaris waved slightly and interrupted her, “Rules are meant to be broken. The sword technique left behind by the founder is recorded inside the Sacred Fire Cavern. A millennium has passed, yet no Archbishop has managed to master it. In fact, some couldn’t even understand it… James here is a Solean and a sword user. If he acquires the technique, he would surely impart the knowledge to me. By then, the Polaris Sword Art will bask in its natural glory once more.”
“But he’s still an outsider, after all. This is our sect’s signature martial art move.”
“Exactly, Archbishop! I beg you to reconsider!”
Many tried to stop him.
Polaris said coldly, “I’m the Archbishop. My word is the law.” Then, he calmed down and took a deep breath. “Everyone, I understand your concerns. I also know that you covet the signature martial art move recorded inside the Sacred Fire Cavern. How about this? Let’s all enter together, shall we?”
Upon hearing this, everyone knelt.
“We do not dare…”
“Alright now, enough with your act already. Get up at once. How about this? Whoever learns the sword technique shall be the next Archbishop. How about that?” Polaris said.
“Archbishop, the Three Elders are still alive. Shouldn’t you make your decision only after you have discussed it with them?”
Polaris thought about it and said, “I will go meet the Three Elders and explain the situation to them.”