“This old man has been controlling everything from behind the scenes for a hundred years. I’ve been dissatisfied with him for a long time.” Sky looked at Lance’s lifeless body on the ground.
“I’ve already helped you kill him. Where’s the thing you promised?”
“Don’t worry. I’ll definitely give you what belongs to you.” Sky cast a glance at Tobias.
“That won’t do. You promised to give it to me immediately after killing him. Are you going to go back on your word?”
With a hostile expression, Tobias drew his sword and pointed it at Sky.
He said coldly, “Don’t force me to attack you.”
Sky said calmly, “Come with me…”
Tobias put away his sword and followed Sky.
Sky led Tobias to an underground basement in the backyard.
There was a mechanism in the secret underground basement. Sky unlocked it and took out a box. He opened up the box, and there was a lump of meat.
It was the size of a fist and was stained with blood that had already dried up.
Seeing the core, Tobias was ecstatic.
Sky took it out and casually threw it at Tobias, saying, “It’s the core I snatched during the Mount Thunder Conference. I didn’t refine it and am giving it to you…”
Tobias caught the core and carefully inspected it.
After confirming it was authentic, he burst into laughter. “Haha…”
Sky interrupted Tobias and said, “Alright. Stop laughing. I’ve already given you the core, so let’s start planning our next step.”
Tobias stopped laughing and carefully put away the core. He looked at Sky and asked, “What’re you planning to do next?”
Sky replied, “According to our previous agreement, I’ll control Orient Commerce and raise a new King. After you refine the core and increase your strength, you’ll take control of the ancient martial world. Then, we’ll slowly take over the world.”
“Sure, no problem!” Tobias beamed with a bright smile.
He had refined a core before, and his strength had already reached the middle phase of the eighth rank. After he refined another one, he was confident he could ascend the Skyward Stairway. As for how many stairs he could ascend, he would have to find out after refining the core. However, he was sure of ascending higher than the Third Stair of the Skyward Stairway.
He could easily kill Lucjan, James, and the Celestial Sect’s leader when that time came. By then, he would be invincible.
He would have the final say in Sol!
As for Sky…
Tobias sneered in his heart. He would have killed Sky if it were not for his usefulness.
Tobias smiled, then his face gradually turned serious.
He said, “Now, there’s still James and the Gu Sect’s Lucjan. It’s going to be hard dealing with these two. What tricks do you have up your sleeves?”
“Nothing…” Sky gently shook his head and looked at Tobias, saying, “I’m counting on you to refine the core as soon as possible and snatch the third one.”
“Where are the other cores?” asked Tobias.
Sky thought for a while and replied, “When I was in the Mount Thunder Sect back then, the Spirit Turtle’s core was split into eight pieces after being slaughtered. I’ve investigated a bit and have a rough guess of the others who obtained a piece.”
“Cut to the chase.” Tobias was excited to find out.
Sky said, “Lucjan looks much younger, so he definitely obtained one and has already refined it… James’ strength has also improved, and he’s already an eighth-ranked grandmaster. He must’ve also obtained one… Bennett also snatched one, but you took it from him.”
“I teamed up with Lance and picked one up too, which I’ve already given to you. Simon from the Mount Thunder Sect also acquired one… Then… Yaakov from the Johnstons also looted one but was killed by James. If I’m not wrong, the core that James had refined was from Yaakov. Meanwhile, Xavi from the Lees also has one core. The Sylvan Sect also obtained a piece of the core… Lastly, Callan must have also obtained one. However, he’s already dead, and someone else must have taken the core.” Sky explained his analysis.
As for whether it was true, he had no idea. However, it was most likely these people who had obtained the other cores.
He assumed James had obtained his core from Yaakov. In fact, James’ core was a gift by Callan.
As for Yaakov’s core, James had no idea about it. He was seriously injured and unconscious after the battle with Yaakov. Thus, he had no time or chance to secure the core.
After giving his analysis, he looked at Tobias and said, “Since you’ve practiced the Great Law of Absorption, you can also absorb other people’s energy. Soon, you’ll be invincible.”