After saving Callan, James returned to the Mount Thunder Sect that had turned into ruins. He was met with the sound of intense fighting as soon as he got close.
Sensing a battle, James quickly approached. When he got closer, he discovered it was an intense fight involving several people.
Two elders were being surrounded and attacked by several individuals.
James knew the two elders. One was Tobias, and the other was Bennett.
Among the several people that had surrounded the two, James only recognized one of them. He was Yaakov, the Grand Patriarch of the Johnstons, a.k.a. Mr. Yaakov. These people had already been injured, and their True Energy was currently low, so they were not particularly powerful.
James immediately rushed over and shouted, “What are you doing? Everyone, stop!”
His roar was as loud as muffled thunder. The eardrums of the people that were fighting went numb, and they quickly backed away.
At the center of the battlefield…
Tobias and Bennett were leaning back to back. Both of them were hurt. Their hair was unkempt, and they were drenched in blood.
There were seven people around them. James only recognized Yaakov. However, he could surmise that these people were all members of the other three ancient families.
James walked over.
Tobias called out, “James, you’re just in time. They’re all wounded and significantly weaker than before. Strike now and kill them.”
“James…” Yaakov’s wrinkled face darkened, and he fumed, “The Cadens harmed members of my family and abolished our martial art. We’ll settle our scores with the Cadens today.”
Despite being covered in blood, an elderly man with an imposing demeanor said coldly, “James, your grandfather stole my family’s precious painting. Then, he went to great lengths to draw martial artists from all over the world to this place, but now Thomas is nowhere to be seen. We’ll just capture you and force him to show himself.”
James took a glance at him and said nonchalantly, “Sir, you are?”
“I am Xavi Lee from the Lee family.”
James greeted them, “Everyone, the feud between you and the Caden family was started by my grandfather, but my grandfather was expelled from the family a long time ago. He’s no longer a member of the Cadens. This has nothing to do with Bennett and Tobias. I’ll pay for the sins my grandfather committed. Bring your grudges to me.”
Another person laughed boisterously. “How are you going to pay for it, brat?”
James looked at the old man who was howling with laughter.
The elder was in his seventies. He was dressed in a green robe. His clothes were splattered with blood stains. A bloody gash ran across his face. It was covered in blood.
“And you are?” James asked casually.
At the center of the battlefield, Bennett spoke up, “He’s a member of the Sullivan family. Andreus Sullivan is his name. He’s only in the seventh rank, all bark and no bite.”
Bennett’s face was filled with disdain.
James looked at the members of the three families and said, “This has nothing to do with Bennett and Tobias. If you want to settle a grudge, just bring it to me.”
“Fine. We’ll follow the rules of the ancient martial world then. Let’s settle this mano a mano,” Yaakov said coldly.
James had no fear, despite the fact that these people were all his seniors and extremely powerful. If they had been in the days of their prime, he might have been afraid.
However, these individuals had been through several rounds of violent combat. They were already injured. He could not back down either, since his grandfather was the one who started this.
James slowly walked toward the middle of the battlefield. “How are your injuries? Are you alright?” he asked, looking at Bennett and Tobias.
Bennett waved his hand slightly and said, “It’s nothing serious.”
Tobias spat out a mouthful of blood and fell.
James was sharp–sighted and quick, holding him up just in time.
“What’s the matter?”
Tobias‘ face was pale. “I was ambushed while fighting for the core,” he said.
“James, I’ll let you handle this. I’m out of here.” Bennett pulled Tobias along with him and quickly left.
He had obtained a core, so he must get away as soon as possible. Otherwise, not only would the core be taken from him, but he might also lose his life.
“Bennett, leave the core!”
A loud shout rang out.
From the distance, a figure was quickly approaching.