As soon as James appeared within the range of Mt. Thunder Pass, Thea immediately spotted him. She had been secretly watching him.
Thea’s worried heart was relieved when she saw James maintain a certain distance from Delainey.
Another person stood behind Thea.
The person was the same height as Thea and was also dressed in a large black robe, wearing a mask on his face.
“What’s the result?” After Thea observed James for a while, she addressed the man behind her with a question.
“Master, we haven’t found anything suspicious yet. So far, no outsiders have approached Mt. Thunder Pass…”
“Alright, continue keeping can eye out.”
After Thea finished speaking, she turned and left.
James sat on the cliff of Mt. Thunder Pass for three days.
He did not consume anything, nor did he move an inch within the span of those 3 days. He was as still as a, sitting in the open space on the mountaintop.
Meanwhile, Delainey also stood for three whole days.
All of a sudden, James abruptly opened his eyes. With a jerk of his body, he drew out the Blade of Justice and began to practice his sword technique in the open space.
His sword flashed along with his body movements. A series of sword techniques were performed. His body constantly flitted throughout the area.
Delainey silently watched him train. Her eyes were fixated on James. Fearing she would miss a move, she stared intently as he trained.
Initially, her eyes could still keep up with James’ moves, but gradually, it became hard for her to see clearly. She could only see the afterimage of him and his sword moving through the air.
James continued to practice his sword technique.
After a few hours, he finally stopped. He sheathed the Blade of Justice into its scabbard and retracted his energy.
Seeing him stop, Delainey rushed over and asked, “Mr. Caden, what you performed wasn’t the Thirteen Heavenly Swords, but it had a resemblance to it. What kind of sword technique was that?”
Delainey had never witnessed the Thirteen Heavenly Swords before but had seen James perform it.
The techniques James had displayed a few moments ago showed traces of the Thirteen Heavenly Swords.
“I don’t know either…” James smiled awkwardly.
He simply sat for a few days, and countless sword techniques flashed through his mind.
The jumbled imaginations made him integrate the Thirteen Heavenly Swords with the Polaris Sword Art together and perform it on a whim.
James closed his eyes and recalled the series of sword movements he had just performed. As he recalled the movements, he felt increasingly embarrassed.
What a mess…
It was neither the Thirteen Heavenly Swords nor the Polaris Sword Art. It was completely different and far inferior to the Thirteen Heavenly Swords.
Delainey commented, “Although I could not see the last part clearly, I could tell from the beginning of the sequence that it was an intricate style of swordsmanship. I was wondering how deep your understanding went…”
“Understanding? What understanding do you mean?” James shook his head and continued. “My understanding of swordsmanship is simply practicing what’s written in the manual.”
“That won’t do…” Delainey shook her head, saying, “Mr. Caden, as a swordsman, you must endeavor to build your own understanding…”
“The way of swordsmanship is broad and profound. Some people focused on speed, making their sword techniques as fast as possible to break through any other sword techniques. Some people focused on versatility, overpowering their opponents with strength. Meanwhile, some focused on fluidity,” Delainey explained.
“Take the Thirteen Heavenly Swords, for example. The technique is divided into two realms. The First Sword Realm focused on sword moves, which are fast as lighting and unpredictable… However, the Second Sword Realm was different, requiring the performer to transform potent True Energy into Sword Energies, which is unrivaled when paired with skilled swordsmanship. When the two are separated, they are two different sword techniques.”