The sun rose in the east at dawn.
Several old men hurried to the hall.
“Master Baltazar, why did you gather us this early in the morning?”
Everyone was already upset with him, and now that he summoned them without warning, they were naturally even more irritated.
Baltazar chuckled awkwardly before saying, ”Masters, it is indeed my fault for not being able to protect Zayn, so I shall take full responsibility for this matter.”
It was fine when he didn’t mention the matter, but now that he did, he managed to provoke the elders once again.
“Master Baltazar, once Zayn is destroyed, it’s equivalent to cutting off my arm in the medical field. You have committed a heinous crime.”
“You destroyed the future of medicine in our nation.”
“You are a sinner of the nation.”
The continuous scolding gave Baltazar a headache.
Although his disciple had already explained the situation to them, he still couldn’t escape the guilt of neglect for Zayn. Whenever he thought of his disciple, he would be angry.
If he had known the outcome, he would have drugged him and blamed Josua. If there was no proof of Zayn’s death, he could shake himself off the burden. Bjorne couldn’t believe he brought a disaster back for himself.
Amidst the chatter, the gray-haired man frowned.
“That’s enough. The incident has already happened, and it’s not too late to punish Master Baltazar once we return to Emsgate. Let’s listen to what he has to say for now.”
When he finished speaking, the group quieted down. Then, all eyes were focused on Baltazar.
After he coughed lightly, a look of grief appeared on his face.
“As the master of my disciple who was badly hurt, I am also heartbroken…”
At the same time, he pretended to slap his chest. At the same time, big, fat tears accumulated in his eyes.
“I can’t die without avenging my disciple. I must make Josua Larson pay with his blood!”
Bjorne exuded a killing intent after announcing his plans. It wasn’t all because of Josua since his beloved apprentice was also part of the reason for his actions.
Seeing Baltazar’s appearance, everyone present didn’t utter a word. They merely waited in silence for his next words.
While everyone was silent, a figure appeared at the door.
“l’m sorry, masters. I had to settle something urgent. That’s why I came late.”
The person who came in was Aurelius.
“No worries. We just started. Please take a seat, Master Damron. The reason I invited you here is to discuss some matters with you.”
They were getting serious now. Everyone immediately straightened their bodies and listened intently.
Nodding at Aurelius, Baltazar continued, “I must avenge my beloved disciple. Since he ruined Zayn, I shall break his foundation. I want the people of Stonedale and Eastshire to pay the price of Josua Larson’s actions.”
Anyone who knew Baltazar was aware that he wasn’t just a miracle doctor, but also a chemist. Hearing what he said, all of them were shocked.
“Excuse me, Baltazar Dupont! Do you even know what you’re saying? If you dare to harm the innocent public, the Dupont Family will perish together with you!” Slamming the table, the gray-haired man got up to leave.
‘He’s insane! How could he pull such a forbidden act? Doesn’t he know where he is right now?’
They were at Cathay, for goodness sake. Even though Stonedale and Eastshire were ranked bottom in the country, they still belonged to Cathay!
If he, Baltazar, dared to do something forbidden, the Duponts were guaranteed to be wiped out the next day.
“Master Salient, please cairn down. Let me finish sharing my plan before you decide if you want to leave…”
Snorting, Alvaro Salient returned to his seat.
Baltazar took out a pill from his chest pocket. “Presumably, you are all familiar with this Pill of Life Exchange.”
As soon as he said that, the atmosphere of the scene changed.
“What are you trying to say, Master Baltazar?”
Everyone present, except for Aurelius, who had a puzzled expression, stared at the item.