Mr Cedric’s prowess was way mightier than they imagined. It was utterly shocking.
It had even surpassed anything they knew.
Was it possible for a martial artist to become this powerful?
The sect leaders and elders had all gotten up and were standing in front of Ethan. They knew that they only had a chance for as long as Ethan was alive. Otherwise, even if Mr Cedric turned the entire universe inside the mountain upside down, they wouldn’t be able to do anything about him!
“If you want to fight, then we will fight to the death!” shouted Elder Percy angrily. “We’ll settle all new and old scores once and for all!”
Mr Cedric was the one who murdered Kane, so even if he had to die, he had to do his best to avenge his late sect leader.
But Mr Cedric didn’t intend to do anything.
He looked at them and the iciness on his face was apparent. The pieces of his mask continued to fall off his face to reveal half of his actual face.
His skin was smooth and fine, so he looked like a young person. But his voice sounded old and rugged.
“Kill you?” said Mr Cedric. “None of you is fit.”
He then looked seriously at Ethan, then suddenly dove into the forest and disappeared without a trace.
He had left.
Nobody dared to be careless. Everyone remained vigilant because they were worried that Mr Cedric might suddenly come back.
“He’s escaped,” said Ethan slowly as he suppressed the fresh blood he was about to spew.
He said that Mr Cedric had escaped.
“How are you feeling?” asked Liam concernedly.
“I’m fine, I just need a while to catch my breath.”
Color slowly returned to Ethan’s face. He nodded and everyone was relieved.
Those blows exchanged earlier were so terrifying and they wouldn’t have even survived one blow. Mr Cedric had defended himself against all of them, and he didn’t even look hurt.
“Did you say he’s escaped?” asked Jericho with a stern expression on his face as he looked at Ethan.
“If he doesn’t leave, he will have to die here today!”
The murderous aura seeping from Ethan was bone chilling.
This was the first time they felt the murderous aura from Ethan’s body. It felt so real. This aura alone could make a person break down.
Ethan remained calm. It was true that he was just missing a little something this time round. He already had a very deep understanding of the Extreme Fist Technique, but this was the first time he was using it, so he wasn’t very accustomed to it yet.
Otherwise, even if Mr Cedric didn’t die, he should have been severely injured.
He took a breath and reverted to his usual self. He didn’t feel frustrated just because he hadn’t managed to kill Mr Cedric this time round.
He knew that Mr Cedric was no simple character. It wouldn’t be easy to kill him.
“What do we do now?” asked Raiden.
They knew about Mr Cedric now. They knew how terrifying, powerful and invincible he really was.
“We’ll have to combine forces,” said Ethan. “I now suspect that he’s the one who created all that gray fog. He’s trying to force all of you out and push you towards the mountain gate.”
The few sentences he exchanged with Mr Cedric had revealed a lot of information.
Ethan still felt a little conflicted inside.
He knew that Mr Cedric was definitely no ordinary man. He knew about the Extreme Fist Technique Manual, and he knew the secret of the manual.
But Ethan couldn’t figure out what Mr Cedric wanted.
Surely he was powerful enough to get out of the mountain gate, right?
“Everyone, remain vigilant and don’t let your guard down. If Mr Cedric suddenly comes back to attack us, he won’t be so easy to handle anymore.”
Everyone immediately came to an agreement. All the sects had to join hands now. They stood a chance only if they combined forces. If they remained separate from each other, they would probably be finished off easily by Mr Cedric. If that happened, then there was no way they could make any comeback.
“Ethan, go back and rest first.” Liam continued to look at Ethan worriedly. “We’ll make arrangements here.”
Ethan nodded. He didn’t say anything and just walked away.
In a place very far from the forest where Ethan and the rest were.
Mr Cedric stopped in his footsteps, suddenly opened his mouth and vomited a large mouthful of fresh blood. His face instantly paled.