To James’ consternation, everyone else had been captured. Not only did he fail to save the abducted martial artists, but he also lost everyone he brought along.
He swiftly pulled his phone out. However, before he could call for help, a steel wire instantly sliced his phone into two.
Panicking, he even dropped the Blade of Justice onto the ground. Immediately, the passageway beneath the Blade of Justice gave way and swiftly sealed shut.
“Damn it all!” James’ face darkened.
Immediately, he catalyzed the Invincible Body Siddhi.
His skin turned bronze in color, and a glimmering bronze halo could be vaguely seen radiating from his body. This was a sign of the Invincible Body Siddhi’s peak form.
At that moment, James’ True Heavenly Yang Energy flowed throughout his body and permeated his limbs.
An arrow struck him, and a clear sound could be heard. Though the arrow was fired with great force, it could not penetrate James’ Invincible Body Siddhi.
At the same time…
Upon seeing James’ Invincible Body Siddhi, Lucjan stood up and exclaimed while wearing a grim expression, “What is this? How is it so terrifying?”
He looked at Ezekiel and asked, “You’re more knowledgeable than I am. Do you know what martial art this is?”
Ezekiel fixed his gaze on the monitor screen.
“The Invincible Body Siddhi…” After a while, he uttered those words.
“What the hell is that?” Lucjan asked puzzledly.
He never heard of this martial art before.
“What is the Invincible Body Siddhi? What are its origins?”
“This is a long story…” Taking a deep breath, Ezekiel said, “I saw it in the records of my family’s ancient text. This is a martial art from a thousand years ago. It originated around 1300 years ago.”
“Tell me more about it.”
Ezekiel continued, “A millennium ago, the Prince of Orchid Mountain was the most powerful individual of his time. However, before his age, there was a void.”
“A void?” Lucjan asked puzzledly, “What do you mean?”
Ezekiel explained, “The era before the Prince of Orchid Mountain was a prosperous one. There were even ninth-rank grandmasters at that time. However, something happened and caused a void. In the span of a hundred years, no powerful martial artist emerged from the Martial Heaven Continent until the rise of the Prince of Orchid Mountain…”
“Have you ever heard of the Prince of Orchid Mountain’s master?”
Lucjan asked, “No, who was he?”
Ezekiel explained, “I don’t know his name either. Legend has it that a person called the Demon once guided the Prince of Orchid Mountain. The man called the Demon once appeared in Medical Valley and seemed to have some sort of connection with it.”
“Is the Demon that powerful? Was he the one who passed down the Invincible Body Siddhi?”
“No…” Ezekiel shook his head and said, “The Demon’s signature martial art skill was Demonic Breath while his martial art was Murderous Energy. They were created by the Demon to counter the Siddhi…”
“Are you perhaps referring to James’ Invincible Body Siddhi?”
Ezekiel nodded and continued, “Yes. Meanwhile, the one who created the Invincible Body Siddhi was a powerful martial artist who was trained in the art of medicine… However, these events occurred a millennium ago. Records of the Martial Heaven Continent in the ancient text only began from the era of the Prince of Orchid Mountain. Few knew anything of the past prior to that period.”