Thea’s ability to reason had left her at this point. She kept picturing James lying in a pool of blood, her mind replaying the scene over and over.
His power was absorbed…
He also struck James and injured him…
These words continued to ring in her head, agitating her. Hatred had already taken over her.
There was only one thought on her mind, avenge James by killing the person in front of her. She made full use of her speed.
Only a sliver of her afterimage could be seen as she dashed forward, appearing over Tobias’ head.
With the Malevolent Sword in her hands, she slashed at him.
Tobias cried out in dismay. He immediately drew a longsword from its sheath behind him.
While wielding the longsword, he executed the Thirteen Heavenly Swords. A terrifying Sword Energy burst forth.
Sword Energy and Sword Light collided.
An explosion instantly erupted in the sky. Like water, energy waves rippled throughout the area in all directions. As if it had been purified, the air became clean. Even after absorbing the True Energy of many people, Tobias was still weaker than Thea in terms of strength.
The horrifying energy wave suddenly knocked him backward. He wanted to flee, but it was already too late.
Thea was already charging at him with the Malevolent Sword in hand. All he could do was defend himself.
Thomas, who was pretending to be Ezekiel, arrived soon after.
He could see the intense battle from a great distance away.
He watched as the Sword Energy and Sword Light danced about the sky in front of him.
When he saw Thea fighting fiercely with Tobias, he had to take a deep breath.
The First Blood Emperor and Lucjan showed up next.
The three of them stood back and watched the fierce fight unfolding in front of them.
The two men, who had just arrived in a hurry, were both stunned.
“This is… How are they so powerful?” The Blood Emperor felt a frightening aura as he watched the fierce battle from afar.
Unconsciously adopting a solemn expression, he said, “The strength of the Celestial Sect’s Sect Leader is much greater than it was in Durandal… As for Tobias, how did he also become so powerful? He’s only fumbling in the face of such a frightening attack… He doesn’t appear to be hurt in any way.”
Lucjan’s expression was more somber.
As he continued to see people stronger than himself emerge, he grew resentful. His expression was grave.
He said sternly, “When they’ve fought each other to a bloody draw, we’ll attack. Make sure that none of them gets away. Otherwise, it’ll certainly come back to bite us.”
Thomas, who was pretending to be Ezekiel, remained silent, his gaze fixed on the battle in the distance.
The strength she’s showing is comparable to the maximum strength of a powerful fighter at the Fourth Stair of the Skyward Stairway….
Thomas had reached the Fifth Stair of the Skyward Stairway.
Based on the power Thea had shown, he also made a rough assessment of her strength.
Tobias, on the other hand, was attacked so ferociously that he was unable to strike back. Nonetheless, he was able to barely defend himself from Thea’s assaults.
In addition, based on the aura that was erupting from his body, Tobias had the strength of a person standing at the Third Stair of the Skyward Stairway.
Thomas was not in a rush to interfere, since he was aware of the Celestial Sect Leader’s identity. He knew she was Thea.
It was a secret he had always kept to himself. He did not tell anyone, not even James. He was curious to see how far Thea, who had absorbed the Spirit Turtle’s blood, could grow.
Can she reach the ninth rank?
If she could, it would greatly benefit his future plans.
In the vast desert up ahead, Thea and Tobias were fighting ferociously.
After Tobias had absorbed and refined the core of a Spirit Turtle, he was able to fully comprehend the Thirteen Heavenly Swords. He had cultivated the Thirteen Heavenly Swords and mastered it.
There were currently thirteen Sword Energies in the sky, circling and weaving around one another. However, Thea’s Demonic Sword Art was more powerful.
“Die!” A low, indifferent voice rang out across the desert.
Thea appeared in mid-air, holding the Malevolent Sword.
At that moment, all of the True Energy in her body was flowing into the Malevolent Sword.
The sword in her hands slashed downward. A Sword Light with Murderous Energy manifested. As soon as the Sword Light appeared, the sky began to distort.
Time seemed to have stopped at this precise moment.
Tobias could sense dreadful energy spreading out and moving toward him.
With a solemn expression on his face, he swung the longsword in his hands. The surrounding thirteen Sword Energies promptly gathered.
Thirteen Sword Energies ascended, colliding with the Sword Light.
Loud zaps echoed across the desert.
Under the watchful eyes of several extremely powerful elites, thirteen Sword Energies shattered into pieces, instantly engulfed by the Sword Light.