Harland’s words made James breathe a sigh of relief. He no longer had any remaining strength to continue the battle.
If the Blood Race reneged on their word, there was nothing he could do.
He smiled and sheathed the Primordial Dragon Blade.
Sky, on the other hand, also breathed a sigh of relief.
The member of the Blood Race who managed to block James’ Primordial Dragon Blade must have possessed enormous strength, so he did not wish to come to blows with them. Since the Blood Race was willing to hold up to their end of the bargain, Sky was naturally content.
In the distance, many cheered.
Bennett walked over to James and said smilingly, “Not bad, James! You managed to master the Fourteen Heavenly Swords. I seriously never expected that move to be this terrifying. If I’m not mistaken, the one who battled against you was a martial artist at the Ninth Stair, while the one who blocked your attack was a ninth-rank martial artist.”
“Ninth-rank?” James looked at Harland.
That man was indeed capable of blocking his Fourteen Heavenly Swords. Based on his calculations, no martial artist beneath the ninth rank would be able to defend against his full force.
Soon, Thomas and the others walked over to him.
Realizing the weakened state James was in, Thomas handed an elixir over to him and whispered, “This is an elixir for you to regain your True Energy. Be careful not to fall into the Blood Race’s trap…”
“Okay…” James took the elixir and consumed it.
After consuming the elixir, his depleted True Energy was gradually restored.
Harland walked over to James and praised him, “You’ve done well, young man. To think that you’d possess such strength at such a young age!”
James said while smiling. “You flatter me. I should thank you for going easy on me. If you had gone all-out, I wouldn’t have stood a chance.”
He exchanged pleasantries with Harland.
Sergio walked over as well and said, “I was scared out of my wits just now. Fortunately, my father was able to save me in time, or else I’d have died by your hand.”
James said, “Well, I almost died by your hand too. Since this is a sparring match, accidents are inevitable.”
“Hahaha! Indeed…” Sergio laughed.
“Alright now…” Harland said, “Since you’ve emerged victorious, please follow me to the Blood Race’s headquarters.”
Under Harland’s guidance, many headed to the Blood Race’s headquarters. However, as many were suspicious of the Blood Race’s motives, they simply left. Only a handful followed the Blood Race to their headquarters
At the Blood Race’s headquarters.
In the courtyard of a majestic castle, many powerful members of the Blood Race gathered.
In the lead was Kaiden Walchelin, a Dragon Slayer from a millennium ago. Although he was considered the most powerful individual in the clan, he was injured.
“Father…” Harland walked over to him and greeted him respectfully.
Many people surrounded Kaiden, injecting True Energy into his body. Upon noticing Harland’s arrival, they stopped.
Kaiden asked, “How did it go?”
Harland narrated the whole truth to him.
“Oh?” Upon hearing this, Kaiden’s curiosity was piqued. “A young man?”
“Yeah,” Harland said, “I investigated him beforehand. He’s thirty years old and currently the Dragon King of Sol. He hails from the Caden family, whose Grand Patriarch was one of the Prince of Orchid Mountain’s four major officials a millennium ago…”
Upon hearing this, Kaiden’s expression turned grim.
After some time, he asked, “Is he the strongest one? What about the other ninth-rank martial artists?”
“They weren’t present. Or perhaps they blended into the crowd and didn’t show themselves,” Kaiden replied.
Then, he asked, “Father, should we hand over the dragon’s blood and the information on the dragon’s whereabouts?”
“Of course…” Kaiden said smilingly, “A dragon is not so easily killed. To slay a dragon, the Soleans will surely mobilize all martial artists available to them. Naturally, they will suffer enormous casualties. Should they succeed, we will simply wipe them out while they are weakened.”
“If they fail, the dragon must be severely weakened too. In that case, we’ll simply take the dragon for ourselves. By obtaining the dragon’s blood, the Blood Race will be bestowed immortal glory.”