“How much longer till the duel?”
“Alright.” Tobias waved his hand and said, “You should head back first. I’ll go to Mt. Thunder Pass and battle her then. This time, I’ll definitely kill her…”
“By the way, have you refined the second Spirit Turtle’s core yet?” Sky asked.
“Not yet. I plan to save it for when I reach a higher realm.”
Sky said in a grave voice, “Tobias, I must warn you to not underestimate Thea… Despite ascending the Third Stair of the Skyward Stairway and reaching its peak, you still might not be a match for her. If I were you and had only one week before the duel, I’d travel around Sol and absorb the True Energy of various martial artists to rapidly augment my strength the best I can… One week should be enough for you to ascend to the Fifth Stair.”
“You’ll be the greatest martial artist in this world if you ascend the Fifth Stair of the Skyward Stairway. When that time comes, there will be none that can rival you…” Sky lightly warned Tobias.
He had already walked out of the wooden house, but his voice still resounded from outside the door.
“By the way, the only person in Sol worth taking action against is Winston from the Blithe family. He’s also an eighth-ranked grandmaster but he failed to obtain a core from the Spirit Turtle. Therefore, his strength has remained at the eighth rank. It’ll be a piece of cake for you to kill him.”
Sky’s voice gradually quietened and completely disappeared.
After he left, Tobias stood up.
As he stood up, he felt severe pain from vital acupoints in his body. His face distorted in pain and big beads of sweat rolled down his face.
After a while, the pain gradually eased.
This was the repercussion of practicing the Great Law of Absorption.
Before he practiced it, Sky had already warned him that the technique was not perfect and was still incomplete. However, he still insisted on using it to gain strength.
“Damn it!” He cursed out with a wretched expression.
It hasn’t been long since I’ve practiced it, yet I’ve already run into problems…
Could Sky have hidden a part of the Great Law of Absorption and deliberately taught me an incomplete version?
Tobias did not fully trust Sky. There was no one he trusted in this world anymore. He only trusted himself.
He tightly clenched his fists and said with determination, “Only by being the strongest and the greatest in the world will I be able to make everyone tremble before me. I will conquer everyone with my strength…”
“Winston Blithe!” Tobias grit his teeth. “I’ll start with you!”
He strode furiously out of the wooden house.
Tobias did not look back at the wooden house.
He raised his hand and casually flicked it in the air. A potent force gathered in his palm.
The force rocketed toward the wooden house behind him.
The wooden house instantly fell apart and turned into a pile of splinters.
After Tobias had left for quite some time, a person slowly walked out from behind a big tree in the distance.
It was none other than Sky.
Sky looked in the direction Tobias had left in with a sinister smile on his old face.
Suddenly, a middle-aged man walked over and stood behind Sky, asking respectfully, “Master, if we continue to let Tobias proceed like this, won’t he eventually go berserk?”
Sky smirked and said, “Don’t worry… Everything is under control. By the way, what’s the situation at Mt. Thunder Pass right now?”
The middle-aged man replied, “There is reliable intel that James is still alive and has appeared in Mt. Thunder Pass of the Southern Plains. Also…”
“Our men around Mt. Thunder Pass have reported seeing James fighting with a mysterious person in Mt. Thunder Pass…” As he spoke, the man took out his phone.
He pulled up a video and played it.
The video was taken from a distance. It was hard to see the people in the video clearly, but the destructive power demonstrated by the combatants was apparent.
The video only captured a vague glimpse of James and Tyrus’ fight.
Upon seeing the battle, Sky had a grim expression.
“Who’s this person who’s cultivated this much? Also, hasn’t James’ cultivation base already been abolished? How did he recover and become even stronger than he was before?”