Matthew led the way to Alchemical Sect on the following day. While they were on the way, Matthew recounted the stories of the sects in the hidden realm.
Although there were only nine sects in the hidden realm now, there used to be more of them. However, these people fought and took over each other’s clans. Ultimately, only nine were left after the battle, each dominating their lands.
The nine sects might look like they were living harmoniously now without a care about the world as they cultivated, but the truth was the conflict between them never stopped as they all wanted to snatch the others’ resources and make them theirs.
Initially, Luminous Sect was one of the more powerful sects. Everything went downhill after Matthew was wounded and left with underlying ailments after his fight with the Demonic Cultivators. Hence, now he could only give resources to Alchemical Sect as tribute in return for the amp pill that would keep him alive. As the days progressed, the capabilities of Luminous Sect dwindled as their resources decreased, to the point where it was now considered the weakest among the nine sects.
Soon, Jagoan and Matthew arrived at a valley.
Jagoan scanned his surroundings.
It was a barren land with no signs of life, so he asked, “Mr. Campbell, is this arid area where the Alchemical Sect is located?”
He was confused because he didn’t understand why the sect would settle in a desolate area.
“Haha! Jagoan, what you see might not be the truth. I’m sure you know what that means, right?” Matthew laughed.
Realization dawned on Jagoan.
Oh! Did Alchemical Sect place an arcane array here, so what I see is just an illusion?
With a wave of Matthew’s hand, a beam of light appeared before them. After that, both men walked into the light. Once he regained his senses, a pleasant fragrance of herbs wafted into Jagoan’s nostrils. Before his eyes were fields of regular herbs and also exotic herbs that were regarded as treasures by many martial arts families. Besides that, birds were also flying around the valley while flowers bloomed beautifully.
In conclusion, the place was a paradise.
Jagoan stared at the herbs with excitement. “They live up to their name of being the Alchemical Sect. These herbs are worth a fortune!”
Alchemical Sect is beyond comparison!
My Medicine God Sect can never live up to this!
Just then, two assistants in coveralls approached the duo.
“Mr. Campbell, our master found out that you’re here, so he told us to show you the way!” the two assistants stated politely.
Matthew’s expression was grim as he replied faintly, “Lead the way…”
And so, Jagoan and Matthew followed the assistants further into the valley.
Alchemical Sect was not luxurious, as stone houses could be spotted everywhere. With that being said, the place was filled with pill cauldrons, with smoke billowing out of the lids. Occasionally, a ray of light would emit from the pill cauldron that signified the successful creation of a high-quality pill.
After Jagoan and the rest entered the main hall, a skinny, divine looking man walked up to them, saying, “Haha! Matt, I speculated that you would show up these few days as your amp pill would finish soon. I was right!”
The man chuckled as he patted Matthew familiarly on the shoulder.
At the same time, the man gave Jagoan a once-over. “Oh, you found yourself a new disciple? I’ve never seen him before!”
Matthew looked upset. He wanted to ask about his condition when Jagoan stopped him. After all, Jagoan had shown up to use the Spring of Regeneration. He would have difficulty getting to that place if their meeting started on a sour note.
Jagoan shot Matthew a look which the latter quickly noticed.
He suppressed his anger, forcing a smile. “He isn’t my disciple. Let me introduce him to you. This is Jagoan Chance. Jagoan, this is the lord of Alchemical Sect, Isaac Bachman.”
After the introduction, Jagoan bowed to Isaac. “It’s nice to meet you, Mr. Bachman.”