Since the Martial League had previously gone through serious turmoil, all parties involved were subject to severe punishments after the incident was settled.
Those who required execution were executed, while those who needed imprisonment were imprisoned. However, the organization couldn’t possibly eradicate everyone who was involved.
These people were nothing more than sc*mbags. Even after years of continuous investigation, the masterminds behind the scenes were continually brought to light.
Nonetheless, four incidents made the Martial League wary again.
The first incident involved an interception team attempting to steal Jagoan’s recipe for Reconstruction Pill. Although the Martial League and CAUMP had issued a joint statement prohibiting the use of dishonest means to steal the secret formulas of others, unknown forces still plotted to kill Jagoan. Though most of them were small-scale organizations, it was obvious that there was a primary mastermind behind them.
Second, it was due to the Thunder Clan of Emsgate attacking Renew Pharmaceuticals. Even though it was a conflict between dark forces, the Martial League acted slowly. In conclusion, someone was purposefully trying to cause chaos.
Thirdly, despite the distance, offenders had to be punished. The most apparent incident occurred when General Cobalt dispatched his men to escort Jagoan to Bainbridge. At the same time, someone still tried to ambush Jagoan along the way. Then, the Marine Corps was sent to kill six management-level seniors from the Thunder Clan.
On the other hand, the Baeddan Family made an undisclosed offer of mining rights to an island in exchange for Orlaith’s safety.
Lastly, it was due to the news delivered by the Undercover Team.
In recent years, neighboring countries have begun aggressively developing military and medical talent training programs because martial arts and medical aspects were fundamental factors in determining a country’s strength.
A perfect case in point was the attack on Renew Pharmaceuticals by the Thunder Clan. They might have been young, but their members included masters in martial arts and skilled medical practitioners.
Aside from the hidden sects, the proportion of Emsgate’s young generation practicing medicine has increased year after year.
The re-election of the Martial League, which was only held once every five years, should not be delayed another two years. In addition, the four incidents mentioned served as a wake-up call to the military that it was time to bring in fresh faces to the Martial League to root out any unforeseen danger.
Although this was the time that was supposed to be the Holy Doctor Competition’s preparation phase, the military decided not to delay the re-election of the Martial League.
At the moment, their priority was to strengthen the country’s foundation. If they waited another two years, neighboring countries might have a chance to overtake Cathay.
The concept of being neglected if one fell behind applied to their situation. Moreover, the re-election this time would be different from the past. It wasn’t just a process of seniors delegating tasks to juniors; the goal was also to recruit new members.
Concurrently, the military objective was to use the re-election as bait to bring the mastermind out into the open.
As soon as even the slightest clue was revealed, the military would mercilessly put an end to them.
Since time was of the essence, incompetent members of the Martial League had to be banished if the organization was to thrive rapidly and effectively.
In particular, the fields of martial arts and medicine were notably different from one another.
Medical practitioners relied on their knowledge and experience, making them more valuable as they aged. On the other hand, martial arts practitioners tend to experience a decline in their strength as they get older.
In the Martial League, no one could carry on the older generation’s legacy if they were to retire. During this process, the next generation would be unable to maintain the knowledge learned from the older generation. Consequently, the development of the Martial League would likely be halted without a sufficient deterrent effect.
Ultimately, they could only watch the rapid growth of neighboring countries and how they would eventually overthrow Cathay.
On the other hand, the masterminds couldn’t care less because they were only concerned with their own interests. Thus, recruiting new blood for the Martial League to encourage growth was also prioritized.
Even though Jagoan was involved in three of the four incidents, it would be wrong to assume that the military took those actions clue to his involvement.
They would make the same choice regardless of who was involved, whether they were a major or minor figure. Thus, it was simply a coincidence.
Following insider information about the upcoming re-election of the Martial League, great forces began to panic.