Under the guidance of Archbishop Polaris, James headed to the summit of the mountain behind the Polaris Sect. Many Sect Elders followed close behind.
At the bottom of the cliff behind the mountain, there was a natural cave. Though the entrance was rather small, it was wide and spacious inside.
“After you, James…” Archbishop Polaris beckoned James to enter
After traversing a winding road, they arrived at a stone house. The stone house was artificially constructed and rather spacious inside. The area was around 500 square meters, and the stone wall was twenty meters in height.
Meanwhile, patterns and texts were inscribed on the surrounding walls. Some recorded cultivation. methods, while others recorded martial art techniques. Most, however, were about sword techniques.
“We have arrived, James. This was where my sect’s founder entered a closed-door meditation. During his meditation, he inscribed everything he learned on the stone wall. However, centuries passed and no Archbishops have ever comprehended the meaning or gained any insight into its essence.”
James scrutinized them intently.
The text was an ancient script from a thousand years ago. They were the same as the characters in the Medical Book
He scanned his surroundings and immediately knew where he should begin. He started from the left side of the stone wall which recorded the founder’s message.
“I, Yusuf Polaris, began practicing martial arts at the age of five. By the time I was ten, I began accomplishing deeds. By the time I was twenty, I was undefeatable. When I turned thirty, I headed to the martial community in Stacheul in Sol and challenged the martial artists there.”
“My strength grew increasingly stronger with every battle. I spent sixty years in the martial community in Stacheul and defeated every martial artist there. For that brief moment, I basked in glory. Just as I was about to dominate the martial community of Stacheul, I came across a powerful opponent. I do not know his name. I only know that he’s called the Prince of Orchid Mountain. There were too many powerful martial artists under him, but I challenged them one by one. However, I met defeat every single time.”
“In ten years, I defeated every martial artist under the Prince of Orchid Mountain’s banner. Yet in the end, I was defeated by him, and my martial arts were taken away from me. Hence, I returned here and entered a closed-door meditation. Then, I turned the situation around. By creating the bizarre Nine Scriptures of Ordeals, not only did I regain my strength, but I also gained immense power. Based on the category of realms in the Stacheul’s martial community, I have reached the eighth stair of the Skyward Stairway.”
“I returned to Stacheul in search of the Prince of Orchid Mountain to have my revenge, but I learned that he was dead. Dejected, I returned here. Then, I sat here for thirty years and combined everything I learned in the Nine Scriptures of Ordeals. In the later part of my life, I created the most powerful sword technique in the world and named it the Polaris Sword Art. Besides that, I also established a sect of my own.”
Upon seeing this, James could not help but take a deep breath.
The founder of the Polaris Sect once headed to the martial community of the previous Sol, Stacheul, and defeated every subordinate of the Prince of Orchid Mountain.
The Prince of Orchid Mountain…
Such a powerful person was defeated by the Prince of Orchid Mountain.
How powerful was he exactly?
He was lost in contemplation.
After being defeated by the Prince of Orchid Mountain, the founder of the Polaris Sect returned here and entered a closed-door meditation. After creating the Nine Scriptures of Ordeals, he regained his strength and even ascended the eighth stair of the Skyward Stairway. That was the final step to the ninth rank.
He should be the only person known to James who was closest to crossing into the ninth rank. Even Callan only ascended the Second Stair of the Skyward Stairway during the Mount Thunder Conference.
Yusuf Polaris on the Eighth Stair and the Prince of Orchid Mountain…
Who among them was stronger?