“It’s not just overseas.”
Delainey chimed in, “I just received news from my father this morning. Last night, many ancient martial families in Sol were annihilated. The elderly were murdered, while the youngsters disappeared without a trace.”
As Thea was the Sect Leader of the Celestial Sect, she knew about what was going on. Many smaller sects among the ones annihilated had submitted themselves to the Celestial Sect. However, she feigned ignorance.
“Are the sources accurate?” Maxine looked at Delainey.
Although the Cadens were one of the Ancient Four and possessed great authority in the ancient martial world, she had yet to receive any intelligence on the matter.
“Very accurate.” Delainey nodded and said, “The intelligence web of the Mount Thunder Sect is spread all across Sol. That was why I was able to receive information so soon.”
Upon hearing this, James’ expression turned grim.
It seemed that the Gu Sect made a move last night. However, they acted not in the Capital but in the ancient martial world.
What is the Gu Sect up to?
The elderly were murdered, while the youngsters were abducted…
Could it be?
James was reminded of the Emperor’s wicked deeds. The Emperor once abducted people and experimented on them.
If his hypothesis was correct, it meant those experiments had yielded their desired outcome. Hence, now, the Gu Sect was abducting martial artists to inject a certain kind of virus into their bodies. The virus would strengthen the martial artists while also giving the Gu Sect control over them.
A storm was brewing on the horizon.
After long contemplation, he looked at Delainey and asked, “Can you find out where those people were abducted to?”
Delainey said, “My father is currently investigating the matter.”
James nodded. “I see… Inform me once you find out.”
Thea remained silent while listening intently. Though she did not utter a single word, she was ruminating over her next course of action. At the moment, she had to prevent Lucjan from going rogue. She had to find out where those people were abducted to and resolve this matter as soon as possible so James could devote his attention wholeheartedly to rectifying the chaos in the Capital.
At that moment, Maxine’s phone rang, and she answered the call.
Upon hanging up the phone, she stood up and said grimly, “Something happened in the Cadens’ household. I have to return at once.”
James stood up and asked, “Why? What’s wrong?”
“Tobias has returned to the Cadens. He wishes to assume the leadership role of the family. I have to go back right now.” Maxine was wearing an anxious expression.
She had finally secured her position as the family head, It would be bad for Tobias to return at such a critical moment and foil her plans.
“Tobias?” James froze.
He had only met Tobias, who promised he would lend him a helping hand, this morning. Why would he suddenly head over to the Cadens’ and assume control of the household? James could not allow this to happen on his watch.
After brief contemplation, James said, “I’ll go with you.”
Maxine nodded. “Okay.”
Saying that, she turned to leave. James followed close behind.
“Be careful, Darling,” Thea chased after them and said.
James turned around and flashed her a smile, saying, “Don’t worry. I know what I’m doing.”
Saying that, he turned to leave.
Meanwhile, Thea walked over to the courtyard and pulled her phone out.
Then, she gave a call. “I want you to investigate the whereabouts of the abducted martial artists. Give me an answer in three days.”
After hanging up, she deleted the call history from her phone.
Wearing a solemn expression on her face, she sat in the gazebo of the courtyard and murmured, “A storm is coming…”