Sky was narcissistic and arrogant.
He ascended the Sixth Stair of the Skyward Stairway and was the closest one among everyone present to becoming a ninth-rank grandmaster.
Thomas was the only person on par with him. The others were no match for him.
If it were not for Thomas restraining him, everyone present would be unable to beat him, even with their combined might.
Sky fought fiercely against three opponents, Donovan, Tanner, and Simon.
Meanwhile, Thomas was also locked in battle against two opponents, Maha of the Sylvan Sect and Waylon, the owner of Divine Sword Villa.
Despite fighting against multiple opponents, Sky and Thomas both had the upper hand.
Apart from Sky and Thomas, everyone else was injured.
Donovan sustained the most and was in a miserable state since he was only in the middle phase of the eighth rank. Blood dribbled from his lips, and one of his arms was barely attached to his shoulder.
Sky quickly made his move and thrust his palm at Simon.
Simon was well aware of Sky’s terrifying strength, so he did not bother to block the blow. Instead, he swiftly avoided it.
Sky’s palm attack connected with the hard stone wall. A large, concave dent instantly formed.
Meanwhile, Thomas suddenly went all out, rapidly thrusting his palms at his opponents. His attacks instantly struck Maha and Waylon.
The two were sent flying and slammed into the stone walls. They fell to the ground and spat out blood, unable to get back on their feet.
Thomas firmly landed on the floor. He dusted his hands and eyed his opponents on the floor.
A smirk crept on his face, and he said, “Both of you think too highly of yourselves…”
After Thomas defeated his opponents, Sky also brought his full brunt to bear on his three opponents.
Donovan, Simon, and Tanner were forced to keep retreating.
On the other hand, James stood in the distance and observed the battles.
Soon, the fighting eventually came to a stop.
Almost all of them collapsed to the ground. Only two were still standing, Thomas and Sky.
The two stared at each other, and oppressive vital energies erupted from their bodies.
Thomas turned to James and shouted gleefully, “James, good timing! We can join forces and defeat Sky together. The Novenary Golden Pills will be ours.”
Sky was also wary of James and Thea.
Seeing that James was alone and without Thea, he sighed in relief.
Sky looked at James and said, “Don’t forget about our deal, James…”
James had indeed agreed to cooperate with Sky. He walked over and stood between Sky and Thomas.
Casting glances at the both of them, he said, “How about we stop fighting for now and search for the Novenary Golden Pills first? If they do exist, we’ll share them equally. If not, we’ll leave in peace.”
Hearing this, Thomas withdrew his fearsome aura and said, “If that’s the case, let’s stop.”
Eventually, Sky also dispersed his energy.
Everyone’s eyes turned to the secret door simultaneously.
“To be fair, I’ll go have a look first.” Tapio strode over.
As soon as he took a step, Sky dashed in front of him like a wraith and stood in his path.
He said coldly, “Did I say you could move?”
Tapio shrugged and said, “Fine, you go ahead.”
Sky started walking forward.
After taking a few steps, Thomas appeared in front of him and stood in his path.
Sky looked at James and said, “You go, James!”
“Me? “James scratched his nose.
Thomas nodded. “Mhm, you should do it.”
At that moment, the others that had sustained injuries had gotten up.
They sat in lotus positions and utilized their True Energy to heal their injuries. As they watched the scene in front of them play out, none of them spoke. However, all these injured people had the same thought in their hearts.
Especially Donovan who had put in a painstaking effort to find the floor plan.
Initially, he wanted to enter King Quavon’s Mausoleum secretly on his own. He never expected that news about this would spread and attract a large number of martial artists to the mausoleum.
Among these strong men, he happened to be the weakest. He was trying to think of a way he would be able to sneakily obtain a share of the spoils.