When Maurina heard the Black Robe woman’s words, his face contorted, and despite his best efforts to hide his emotion, she picked up on the change in his expression.
‘I’ve spent days trying to strike a balance with the sword, but my attachment to the Bloodreaper hasn’t changed much. ls it my weakness, or is the sword too powerful? Regardless, I can’t swing the sword anymore because it has drained all my energy in one blow. Anyway, it seems as though she has a deep understanding of the weapon l’m using…’
“You should lay low after your meridians have recovered. Still, you come strutting over without fear. Do you not worry that Master Levi will exploit your Nirvana technique for his own gain?” She understood that he used the Nirvana technique to restore his meridian.
Then, Maurina responded in a low, disdainful tone, “Think about all the people who have lost their cultivation because their meridians were damaged during training, in a fight, or by pure accident. If my recovery technique could be replicated, do you believe it would be difficult for me to maintain dominance? Did you think I’d be allowed to leave alive if Master Levi didn‘t notice?”
‘I agree with his assertion. lf word gets out about his miraculous recovery method, a swarm of grateful believers will flock to find him and repay him for the second chance at life that he has given them…’
‘The world is big, and many people have injured meridians; if one out of ten seeks his help, he will have more power than all of the Southern families combined. When that time comes, he will have amassed so much power that not even the Nolans, the most prominent family in Cathay would dare oppose him. ls it possible?’
‘Why is he so foolish as to meet Master Levi and risk his life if such a method is replicable?’
The Black Robe woman flushed at the thought.
Then, she fixed her eyes on Maurina’s sarcastic expression.
She couldn‘t help but grit her teeth. “Brat, how dare you speak to your aunt in such a manner!”
The Black Robe woman was Madam Quirk. She was Shane’s disciple and Maurina’s mother’s best friend.
‘I have set up this ambush to see if Maurina has fully recovered and to caution him to be wary of Master Levi. However, he doesn’t have to be warned and appears to have already planned everything out. it comes as a surprise that he has fully recovered and is significantly more powerful than before…’
“Remember that you must never reveal the Bloodreaper’s secret until you have attained absolute power. Otherwise, you are not only putting yourself in danger, but the entire Cathay will descend into chaos. Okay, you may leave…”
The Bloodreaper was an ancient divine weapon with mystical powers capable of overturning an era.
‘Is she going to let me go? I’m perplexed by her words and actions, and if she planned to murder me, she can save herself a lot of words…’
‘If Master Levi had assigned her the task of assessing my meridian recovery progress, she would have accomplished her goal. Regardless, she can return and report it to him, or she could have murdered me and taken the Bloodreaper from me. Nonetheless, she let me go after a long, perplexing speech…’
Soon, Maurina got into his car and drove off, leaving Madam Quirk alone on the tree branch until he was no longer in sight.
Suddenly, her body became limp. A gaping gash several inches long on her back continued to bleed profusely despite applying pressure.
‘I never anticipate being wounded by the sword despite avoiding the blow.’
‘Hiss! I did not expect the Bloodreaper’s legends to be true. It’s no surprise that so many powerful men fought over it in the past…’
After heaving a sigh, she sprinted away from the tree.
Suddenly, a fir tree the size of a human calf fell to the ground. The seam where the tree trunk had split looked unnaturally smooth.
On the other hand, the ten greatest families of Eastshire and Stonedale were informed about Maurina’s situation.
After realizing the gravity of the situation, they immediately stopped what they were doing. They redirected all of their men’s efforts toward his plan. In addition, the families approached the issue in their own distinct manner.