Jade Sect, the windward side of the mountain.
James had stayed here for a week.
The Jade Sect provided him with the best treatment and attentive service. They prepared a luxurious palace for his stay, and the Jade Sect arranged for more than a dozen of sexy women to serve him during his time here. However, he turned all of it down.
James was training on the mountain.
On top of the mountain, a figure flickered and a sword cut through the air.
It was James practicing his sword techniques.
In the span of a week, he had comprehended the essence of Polaris Sword Art. It was a set of sword techniques that focused on speed.
“Tsk, tsk. Impressive…” Suddenly, a snide chuckle echoed around him.
The voice sounded like it came from the distant sky, but it also sounded like it was nearby.
James quickly stopped practicing when he heard it.
A figure zipped toward him from afar. The person looked to be around 40 years old, wore a gray coat, and wielded a long sword in his hand.
When James saw him, he remained calm and asked lightly, “What’re you doing here?”
The person that showed up was Sky.
Sky looked at James coldly and sneered, “What else do you think I’m here for?”
“I haven’t a clue…”
“Haha!” Sky laughed.
“I can’t believe you deceived me, James! You lied about not finding the Novenary Golden Pills, but the world is spreading rumors about you wanting to trade it for information on Thea’s whereabouts.”
“Indeed.” James did not deny it. “The Novenary Golden Pills are with me. So what?”
Sky stretched out his hand and said, “Give it to me. I only need one!”
“Why should I?” James looked at Sky indifferently, not taking him seriously at all.
Then, he said, “I was the one who obtained the Novenary Golden Pills, so they’re mine. I can give them to whoever I want. What can you do if I refuse to give it to you?”
“You’ll face the wrath of my sword!” Sky raised his sword, and a powerful wave of energy flared from its blade.
“James, I’m only asking for one. If you refuse to hand it to me, then you’re bringing whatever happens next upon yourself.”
At that moment, a voice resounded loudly. “What’s going on? Are you planning to fight in Jade Sect’s territory?”
The source of the voice was the Omniscient Deity, who had disappeared for a week.
The Omniscient Deity quickly approached and appeared in front of Sky.
He stared at him and questioned, “You’re on Mount Jade. This is my territory. What do you mean by this? Are you trying to cause trouble in the Jade Sect?”
“So what if I am?” Sky looked at the Omniscient Deity and said, “Others may fear you and show you respect, but I’m not one of those plebeians. If James refuses to hand over a Novenary Golden Pill today, I’ll kill him!”
James completely ignored Sky’s existence.
He turned to the Omniscient Deity and asked, “How did it go? Have you found any news about Thea?”
The Omniscient Deity looked at James and shook his head.
Meeting his eyes with a helpless expression, he said, “I found her, but when I tracked her down, she was already dead…”
“What?!” James strode toward the Omniscient Deity and grabbed him, asking furiously, “What did you say? She’s dead?”
Despite being grabbed by James, the Omniscient Deity remained calm as he replied, “I was too late. She was already dead when I found her. I’ve failed to fulfill our exchange this time.”
“Impossible!” James’ face was filled with disbelief.
“James, stop dragging this on! Hand me the Novenary Golden Pill!” Sky stretched out his hand again.
Veins bulged on James’ face, and he glared at Sky.
Suddenly, he pulled out the Primordial Dragon Blade. He pointed his long sword at his opponent.
“Let’s see if you can take it from me then!”
James’ voice turned into a dangerous growl, and he quickly made his move. He rushed at Sky like a flash of lightning and appeared right before him.
Sword Energy formed from the Primordial Dragon Blade and the blade was thrust at Sky.
Before the attack could hit Sky, a terrifyingly destructive shock wave spread out. Several surrounding rocks exploded from the intensity of the shock.
That strength is insane!
Sky was taken aback.
James’ attack was powerful. Despite ascending the Seventh Stair of the Skyward Stairway, Sky was threatened by the extent of James’ strength.