James meditated in Mount Jade for a month.
He initially thought he could enter the ninth rank once he reached the limit of his cultivation base. However, entering the ninth rank was much more complicated than he had imagined. Despite reaching the limit of his strength, he still could not enter the ninth rank.
He could only give up for the time being.
James left Mount Jade.
As soon as he left Mount Jade’s range, he was blocked by a young man.
The man looked about thirty years old. He had long hair and was dressed in cyan clothes.
James immediately recognized him.
He was Sky.
James’ brows furrowed. He could tell Sky had already refined the Novenary Golden Pill after receiving it. His cultivation base had already reached its limit. Thus, the side effect of absorbing energy from others should have also been resolved.
James looked at Sky with a frown and asked, “What do you want?”
Sky asked, “James, do you remember promising to go overseas with me to face the Blood Race?”
James nodded and said, “Yeah… I remember what I said. Just ask, and I’ll immediately go with you to face the Blood Race.”
This was the agreement James had with Sky. He would follow Sky to face the Blood Race. However, Sky would have to give up on Orient Commerce and no longer cause trouble.
This was how peace was restored in Sol. Otherwise, the King of last year’s election might not be certain.
“Now’s the time.” Sky looked at James and said, “I need you to come with me to face the Blood Race right now.”
James never understood what Sky wanted from the Blood Race.
Hearing this, he said, “I can come with you, but you need to tell me what you plan to do there. I don’t want to follow you there blindly.”
“You don’t have to worry about that. All you need to do is follow me and make a move when I tell you to.” Sky did not explain his motive.
Since he was unwilling to say anything, James did not insist anymore.
After thinking for a while, he said, “I can’t go now. I have to head to Cansington. How about you come to me again after I ensure Thea’s safety in Cansington? I’ll go with you after that.”
“Alright. I’ll give you half a month. Then, I’ll come to Cansington to meet you again.”
After speaking, Sky turned around and left.
“You’re leaving just like that?” James’ face suddenly darkened.
“What’s wrong?” Sky turned around.
As he turned, James suddenly made a move.
He activated the True Nine Ordeals Energy, and nine waves of True Energy gathered together to form the True Heavenly Yang Energy. He quickly moved and appeared in front of Sky, thrusting his palm at Sky.
Sky immediately blocked the attack.
Their palms collided.
Two terrifying energies clashed, causing two bursts of shock waves to spread out like ripples in water.
Their True Energy permeated the air, and a distant mountain collapsed from the force. Meanwhile, James was forced several meters backward.
Sky coughed up blood, and his body was blasted away, slamming into the ground.
Seeing this scene, James smiled faintly. He had wanted to test Sky’s current strength.
From their exchange, James knew Sky’s True Energy was much inferior.
In the distance, the disheveled Sky got up from the ground and glared at James.
He said solemnly, “Are you testing me, James?”
“What do you think?” James smirked.
Sky took a deep breath and said, “I didn’t expect you to be so strong now. Have you already entered the ninth rank?”
“How could that be so easy?” James shook his head helplessly.