“Yes.” Matthew nodded.
“Master, this won’t do. This is your life-saving pill, and you cannot run out of it. I’ll go to the warehouse right away to prepare resources to be sent to Alchemical Sect and ask them to craft more amp pills for you.”
Archer was about to leave, but Matthew grabbed hold of him.
“Archer, don’t do that anymore. Luminous Sect has consumed too many resources to keep me alive over the years. As a result, Luminous Sect’s disciples have fewer cultivation resources than other sects. Now, Luminous Sect is also weaker compared to our peers. I know you’ve all been looked down upon and bullied by others when you were out and about. This is all because of my incompetence! My life is destined to be like this, so don’t waste any more resources on me. The future of Luminous Sect shall depend on you.” Grasping Archer’s hand, Matthew spoke earnestly.
“Master, we don’t mind using all the resources on you. Archer and I can search for resources every day. There are still many unexploited resources in Luminous Sect’s territories. We can work harder daily, but Luminous Sect can’t be without you,” Skyler sobbed while shedding tears.
Tears also brimmed in Archer’s eyes, but Matthew still shook his head.
Taking in that scene, Jagoan asked, “Mr. Campbell, may I ask about your incurable condition?”
“A Demonic Cultivator injured my elixir field many years ago, causing a hint of evil energy to linger in my body that tormented me greatly. All these years, I could only rely on the amp pill produced by Alchemical Sect to suppress the evil energy in my body. However, Alchemical Sect is greedy and has been demanding increasing resources from us. Now, Luminous Sect can hardly bear the cost anymore. Because of this evil energy within me, I could instantly detect you weren’t a Demonic Cultivator, as your aura was different from a Demonic Cultivator’s,” Matthew explained.
Only after hearing that did Jagoan gain clarity.
No wonder Archer and Skyler hate Demonic Cultivators so much…
When they saw I absorbed Yosef’s power, they misunderstood I was a Demonic Cultivator, so they regarded me with murderous intent.
“Mr. Campbell, my cultivation technique is somewhat unique, allowing me to absorb others’ powers and cultivate with them. Do you mind letting me check if I can help you draw out the evil energy from your body?” Jagoan asked Matthew.
“What are you trying to do? Are you planning my absorb Master’s power?” Archer gazed at Jagoan warily.
Jagoan immediately shook his head and elaborated, “Don’t misunderstand me. I only want to absorb the evil energy within Mr. Campbell, not his power.”
“Even if you say that, how can we trust you? If you harbor ill intentions, won’t my master be in danger?” Archer still did not trust Jagoan.
Hearing that, the latter uttered in resignation, “Mr. Campbell is my savior, so why would I harm him?”
“I refuse to agree to this. How would we know what kind of person you really are?” Archer stood firm on his decision, refusing to budge despite Jagoan’s multiple attempts at explaining himself.
Even Skyler did not dare to let Matthew take that risk. Matthew, on the other hand, remained silent. He did not know if Jagoan had the ability to draw out the evil energy within him, and he was also a little worried.
Sensing Matthew’s silence, Jagoan fathomed the man himself was also concerned. After all, they had just met, and Matthew was unaware whether Jagoan was genuinely equipped with such capability.
After contemplating briefly, Jagoan suddenly thought of an idea and voiced, “I can forcefully expel the evil energy out of Mr. Campbell’s body. Will that be acceptable?”
“How do you plan on doing that?” Skyler asked.
“Mr. Campbell can consume an energy-expelling pill. That way, the evil energy will be forced out of his body. Then, I’ll absorb the evil energy and use it for cultivation without even touching Mr. Campbell. You two can rest assured if we use this method, right?” Jagoan proposed.