“Where’s your weapon?” James asked calmly.
“I don’t need a weapon to defeat you.”
“Haha…” James laughed incredulously.
He killed an eighth-ranked grandmaster while he was still in the seventh rank.
Mr. Yaakov was old and sustained injuries from his previous battles so he technically could not bring his full strength as an eighth-rank grandmaster to bear against James. However, he still proved an extremely challenging opponent.
After he had let out his disdainful chuckle, James immediately lunged forward with his sword.
In the blink of an eye, he appeared in front of Tapio. He thrust the Blade of Justice at Tapio’s vitals.
Tapio stood still in the same spot. Seeing James’ sword plunging toward him, he glided backward like a phantom. At the same time, he thrust his palm at James’ body.
His palm attack was executed effortlessly but in actual fact, it held a terrifying strength. The powerful attack struck the Blade of Justice.
Tapio countered with great speed. So much so that James did not have time to block it.
The Blade of Justice let off a noisy, clang as it bore Tapio’s attack.
A strong opposing force surged into James’ body through the Blade of Justice. The Blood Energy in his body began to churn tumultuously.
Warmth surged up his throat, and blood filled his mouth. James forced himself to swallow the mouthful of blood.
What incredible power…
James gaped at his enemy in horror.
He had fought against other eighth-ranked grandmasters such as Yaakov. However, Yaakov’s strength was far inferior to Tapio’s.
The force blasted James away.
Tapio did not give him any opening to recover. In a flash, he unleashed another vicious attack.
In an instant, many illusory palms appeared around James. Every one of them had great strength behind them.
James quickly swung his Blade of Justice. He shattered the palm attacks with his breakneck speed.
Meanwhile, a figure wearing a hideous-looking mask stood atop a mountain in the distance.
It was Celestial Sect’s leader, Thea.
She stood from afar and watched the fierce battle taking place on top of Mt. Thunder Pass. Despite being far away from the scene, she could still feel the terrifying energy being unleashed at that moment.
Both of their energies were within the limits of an eighth-rank grandmaster.
Another eighth-ranked grandmaster…
Who is this young man that challenged James?
Thea was puzzled. She stood in place, quietly watching the battle unfold.
Meanwhile, the heated battle continued on Mt. Thunder Pass.
Tapio used an incredibly potent palm technique. His fighting style was domineering and aggressive. Even James found it hard to keep up with his attacks. His Blood Energy roiled fiercely.
“Thirteen Heavenly Swords!” James was enraged.
Powerful Sword Energies were drawn forth from the Blade of Justice.
One, two, ten, thirteen.
In an instant, thirteen Sword Energies materialized before James.
The thirteen bright Sword Energies circled the Blade of Justice and deflected the illusory palm attacks. Then, they charged toward Tapio with great strength.
Tapio knew of the Thirteen Heavenly Swords since it was recognized as the best sword technique in the world. Thus, he did not even attempt to block the attack and chose to dodge instead.
In his arrogance, he underestimated the Thirteen Heavenly Swords.
The Sword Energies crisscross as they slashed at him and continuously chased after him.
Explosions went off in the area surrounding the battle.
The terrifying Sword Energies sent a blast of energy to every spot Tapio landed on.
The shock wave from the explosions even uprooted a massive ancient tree. Huge rocks were also shattered into rubble and bits of debris were sent flying everywhere.
Thea silently continued to look on from a distance.