James was thankful.
After persuading Bennett, he gave Callan a call. Ever since they parted ways in Durandal, James had not seen Callan again. He had no idea if he was still in the Capital at the moment.
Soon, the call went through.
“What’s wrong, James? Why are you calling at this hour? Did something happen?”
“Where are you, Callan?”
Callan said, “I’m at the Divine Sword Villa at the moment.”
“What are you doing there?”
“Trying to repair Excalibur, of course. Only the Divine Sword Villa is capable of repairing the sword in the whole wide world. The owner of the place only agreed to repair Excalibur after I defeated him in a duel. However, I’m afraid it would take quite some time for the repairs. It won’t be finished for a couple of years.”
“You see, I plan to make a move against the Gu Sect…” James narrated the chain of events that unfolded to Callan.
Upon hearing this, the other end of the phone fell silent.
After some time, Callan said, “Don’t act recklessly for now. We’ll discuss things once I return. I’ll be back in the Capital tomorrow morning.”
After saying that, he hung up the phone.
James did not linger at the Cadens’ residence and hurriedly returned home. That night, he remained at home and slept.
Meanwhile, the Mount Thunder Sect contacted the various families and sects within Sol. The Heaven and Earth Sect, the Sylvan Sect, and the Five Swirling Blades Sect all received the Mount Thunder Sect’s invitation. They all agreed to send martial artists over to the Mount Thunder Sect.
In the silence of the night…
In a courtyard in the Capital…
“How shrewd of you…” Lucjan said delightedly, “James is getting desperate. After contacting the Mount Thunder Sect, they have begun gathering martial artists in preparation for their expedition to Malgudi. When that happens, we can capture them all in one fell swoop.”
Ezekiel said while wearing a composed look on his face, “I didn’t expect them to take so long just to find out about Malgudi.”
“However…” Lucjan’s expression was grim. “James has many powerful martial artists on his side. I’m worried that…”
Ezekiel said, “Relax, I have already set up a foolproof trap in Malgudi. No matter how powerful they are, they will not leave that place alive.”
Hearing this, Lucjan was at ease, “I’ll contact the First Blood Emperor at once.”
At the same time…
Sky, who was beside Tobias, said, “Tobias, your opportunity has come. The martial artists of Sol are about to gather in Malgudi. This must be Lucjan’s plot. He plans to lure James there and annihilate them all at once. If you can absorb the martial arts of the martial artists, you will surely make a breakthrough into the ninth rank and become undefeatable.”
“Hahaha…” Tobias laughed. “When both are weakened, it will be time for my Great Law of Absorption to shine.”
Sky smiled. “I’d like to congratulate you in advance for becoming the most powerful individual in the world. However, I hope you won’t forget our deal.”
“Don’t worry… When that day comes, I will control the ancient martial world, while you will control the outside world. Haha!” Tobias laughed and left.
After he left, Sky’s expression darkened, and he muttered silently under his breath.
Just you wait, Tobias. I’ll be the one who laughs last…