Archer’s scathing words stung Garthor, who then unleashed his aura and glowered at the former.
“Archer, if you dare take him by force, Stormwind Sect will annihilate Luminous Sect. Given how weak you are, it will only take a matter of minutes.”
“Stop your nonsense. Stormwind Sect has gone against the laws of nature by conducting genetic modification, yet you still intend on researching Demonic Cultivation? If word of this gets out, do you really think the other hidden sects will sit idly by?” Archer retorted.
Brows furrowed, Garthor gave Archer a deathly stare. “Are you really not afraid of sparking conflict between our two sects?”
“What’s there to be afraid of? Destroying evil has always been our responsibility. Instead of training diligently, Stormwind Sect chooses to go down the path of Demonic Cultivation. Allowing you to take the Demonic Cultivator away would be the greatest disgrace of Luminous Sect!”
Despite his simple looks, Archer exuded waves of righteous energy.
“Sheesh. Enough of your pretentious words. Showing yourself only when I’m injured only makes you look like a coward, so stop pretending to be so noble,” Garthor snapped.
Nonetheless, Archer pointed his sword at Garthor and threatened, “Hand him over to me and leave. I’ll spare your life if you cooperate. Otherwise, don’t blame me for what I’m going to do. Considering your grievous injuries and the incompetence of your men, you’re no match for me and my companions at all!”
It was clear from the murderous intent Archer was emitting that he was ready to strike at any moment.
Meanwhile, Garthor was well aware that he would be disadvantaged in battle.
After giving Archer a fearsome look, he fumed, “Just you wait, Archer. This won’t be the last time you hear from me. Luminous Sect is now the enemy of Stormwind Sect.”
With that, Garthor waved his hand. “Release him, and let’s go.”
Soon, he led his men away, while Jagoan spewed a mouthful of blood before losing consciousness immediately.
“Archer, is he going to die?” Skyler inquired.
Archer threw her a glance and answered, “He’ll survive. He has just fainted, that’s all. It’s time for us to bring him back.”
Just as he spoke, Archer carried Jagoan with one hand and flew toward Luminous Sect with his sword in the other.
“Archer, given how serious his injuries are, would he die halfway if you carry him this way?” Skyler couldn’t help but ask when she saw Archer carrying Jagoan like a helpless chick.
“Skyler, this man is a Demonic Cultivator. Why are you harboring sympathy for him? Even if he dies, he has just gotten what he deserves.”
Archer’s hatred for Demonic Cultivators was extreme. If it wasn’t because of his mission, he would have already killed Jagoan on the spot.
“Archer, that’s not what I meant. I’m just worried that we wouldn’t be able to explain ourselves to Master if he loses his life,” Skyler frantically explained.
Back at Luminous Sect, Matthew Campbell, the sect leader, was giving his disciples a lecture on cultivation techniques when two figures dropped down before him.
They were none other than Archer and Skyler.
“Master, the faith energy from earlier came from this kid.” Archer threw the unconscious Jagoan at Matthew’s feet.
The sight of the grievously injured Jagoan triggered a slight wrinkle of Matthew’s brows. “Were you the one who beat him up?”
“Master, it wasn’t Archer. Garthor was the one who did this,” Skyler hurriedly clarified, for Luminous Sect’s rules forbade their disciples from getting involved in conflicts and hurting others without reason.
As a hidden sect, their objective was to cultivate discreetly so that they could become immortals one day.
“Garthor did this? How is this man connected to Stormwind Sect?” Matthew remarked in surprise.
Upon hearing this, Archer proceeded to relay everything that happened to Matthew. He even described Jagoan as an extremely wicked Demonic Cultivator.
By the time Matthew heard everything, he stared at Jagoan in disbelief.