James’ private plane did not leave and had been waiting for him the entire time.
After leaving Mount Thunder Sect, James boarded the plane once more and headed to the Southern Plains.
On the plane, Delainey sat beside him in a ladylike manner and was focused on reading the thick historical book in her hands.
James and Delainey were sitting less than a meter apart.
James threw a casual glance at the woman next to him and found himself interested in this so-called living encyclopedia of the ancient martial world.
He had met Delainey a few times but had hardly spoken to her.
“Whar are you reading?” James observed her for a while and could not help asking out of curiosity.
Hearing his question, Delainey put down the book and gave James a smile.
Her brilliant white teeth shone through her lips, and her two shallow dimples were visible. Her lovely smile was enough to melt anyone’s heart.
“It’s a book written by Mount Thunder Sect…” Delainey explained, “Since the history of our sect, we’ve constantly collected information and recorded events that happened during different periods of history. This also includes outstanding martial artists throughout the generations and the first appearance of every martial art technique.”
“Is it that extensive?” James’ curiosity was piqued.
“Let me have a look.”
Delainey handed over the book in her hand and said, “This book only contains the events from the last hundred years. The older ones are in our sect’s library.”
James took the book, flipped it open, and began to read through it.
It was just as Delainey said and contained historical records of the last century.
The records started from the fall of the previous dynasty.
James was immersed in reading the book.
The book even recorded Gu Sect’s participation in the war and the man that was renowned during that century, Callan. That aside, the founding of Sol was also penned in the book’s pages. It contained incredibly detailed records of history.
At the end of the book, he found a familiar person’s name on one of the pages.
James Caden, a member of the Cadens who leads the Ancient Four. Comprehensive evaluation: 3rd in the last thousand years.
After James read through it, he found his hand scratching his nose bashfully.
He turned to the girl beside him. “Who wrote this last paragraph?”
Delainey answered, “My dad…”
James said with a sheepish smile, “I didn’t expect Mr. Cabral to have such a high opinion of me.”
With that said, he returned the book to Delainey.
Delainey took the book and put it away.
James asked, “Since Mount Thunder Sect has records of events in the past millennia, who are ranked first and second among the martial artists observed by your sect?”
Delainey was familiar with the history of the martial world and replied without skipping a beat, “Number one is naturally the Prince of Orchid Mountain. According to historical records, he was the closest person to becoming a ninth-ranked grandmaster. It’s also speculated that he had actually stepped into the ninth rank.”
James asked, “Then who’s second?”
“Who?” James tilted his head in confusion.
Delainey introduced him in detail, “A hundred years ago, he was an invincible martial artist who came up with Spiritual Art and Spiritual Palm. He was also known as the scourge of that generation. In our ancient books, it’s recorded that various amazing martial artists from all over the world gathered to take him down. However, most of them were no match for him. If his cultivation did not go awry resulting in his True Energy going haywire, he would not have lost.”
“What is Spirit’s rank in the ancient books of Mount Thunder Sect?”
James was interested in the outstanding martial artists that were described in this book. He was familiar with the Prince of Orchid Mountain and the terms regarding Spirit.
Although it was his first time learning of the actual person’s existence, he had heard of Spiritual Art before. It was the very same set of martial arts that his grandfather had practiced.
Thea also practiced this self-same art albeit for a short period.
Delainey replied, “There’s no detailed information about him, only a rough estimation. During that period, our sect leader of that period gave him a strength evaluation of the eighth stairs of the Skyward Stairway.
At that moment, James suddenly thought of someone, the Archbishop of Polaris Sect.
Sol was known as Martial Heaven Continent more than a thousand years ago.