Martial Artist Lee Gwak Episode 64

January 1, 2024 • 23 min read • 299 views

Hidden Perils in the Deep Sea (2)

Novel- Martial Artist Lee Gwak

Whiz!

The great snake quickly passed through Lee Gwak’s spine. It connected with his sword as it opened the first, second… up to the fifth gate.

Clang!

Sparks flew in the air.

Lee Gwak’s sword successfully blocked the Dark Shadowless Blade.

He didn’t yield an inch to the blade of this legendary assassin.

Boom!

He stomped on the ground.

The first technique of the Eight Sects Sword Art unfolded.

Swoosh!

The Mountain Splitting Slash was executed first, followed by the Raging Tidal Force.. Dark Emissary countered with the decisive moves of the Dark Shadowless Blade, neutralising Lee Gwak’s attacks.

Feeling the strong counterforce in his hand, the Dark Emissary furrowed his brows.

The reaction in his grip was intense, indicating the profound strength of the swordsmanship. Such a level of power indicated a peak level martial artist. It wasn’t something that could be achieved with just one or two years of training.

His techniques should have been refined. That was the common sense Dark Emissary knew. Yet, Lee Gwak’s techniques were somehow crude.

With such pure internal energy, his techniques should have been more polished. But Lee Gwak’s movements seemed slightly off-balance.

‘What is this guy?’

A fleeting look of confusion crossed Dark Emissary’s face.

Crack!

Lee Gwak unleashed the third technique of the Eight Sects Sword Art, the Thunder Shadow Strike. Infused with the principles of the Thunder Blade Arts, his blade carried the force of thunderbolts, enhancing its power.

However, the Dark Emissary felt no significant threat. The Thunder Shadow Strike, too, was crude.

The technique was powerful, but too straightforward and simple. It might be intimidating to an average martial artist, but for someone at Dark Emissary’s level, it posed no major threat.

Swoosh!

Dark Emissary’s counterattack followed.

Identifying Lee Gwak’s weaknesses, he chose to deploy intricate and elaborate techniques to exploit Lee Gwak’s crude style.

Zip!

His decision proved effective.

Lee Gwak failed to fully deflect his dazzling attacks and sustained injuries across his body.

He could visually follow Dark Emissary’s sword moves, but his crude physical movements couldn’t keep up with his eyes.

Lee Gwak had trained in martial arts alone, without a master to guide him, which naturally led to his unrefined techniques. This was the limit of self-taught martial artists.

‘He is much stronger than me.’

Lee Gwak coldly assessed the gap between himself and his opponent.

He couldn’t match the Dark Emissary in years of training, martial arts realm, experience, or anything. Yet, he was still standing, thanks to the Eight Snakes Art.

The sixth serpent had awakened his Heart’s Eye, and the combined great snake gave him pure and immense power.

This was his first real combat application of the Eight Snakes Art, so initial clumsiness was inevitable. But as time passed, he became more skilled in using it, learning to control the flow of power.

His proficiency wasn’t limited to the Eight Snakes Art. His skill in the Eight Sects Sword Art also improved.

Lee Gwak gained new insights into the Eight Sects Sword Art. Instead of releasing techniques in sequence, he started mixing and changing the order, adding variation to his attacks.

Clang!

Dark Emissary’s crescent moon blade and Lee Gwak’s sword clashed dozens of times. Lee Gwak suffered five more wounds, some deep enough to expose bone. Yet he did not fall.

Even in the worst situation, Lee Gwak’s eyes saw hope.

‘He is getting tired.’

Dark Emissary’s first attack was the most powerful. He could barely counter it with the power of his Heart’s Eye, Lee Gwak thought he was going to die.

The second attack was also formidable.

Although Dark Emissary’s attacks remained powerful, they were not as fierce as before.

Lee Gwak believed this was due to the nature of assassins, who put everything into their first strike.

Assassins specialise in ambushes rather than direct confrontation.

If they failed to win with the first strike, they faced death. Therefore, assassins invest everything in the initial attack. This was true for Dark Emissary too.

He always put his all into the first strike, not considering a second or third. Consequently, flaws began to appear in his movements.

He would always put all his energy into the first strike, with no thought of a second or third. As a result, flaws began to appear in his movements.

Dark Emissary, while a lethal assassin, also served as an excellent martial arts instructor for Lee Gwak.

Lee Gwak had little experience in duels with humans.

Training at the Steel Hell Blood Training Hall against mechanical figures was vastly different from facing a human.

Compared to a mechanical figure, which repeated set movements, human movements were far more unpredictable and varied. Naturally, it was more challenging to adapt to these changes.

Furthermore, the movements of Dark Emissary, were faster and more elusive than those of other martial artists at the same level.

Even with his Heart’s Eye open, it was not easy to counter. But Lee Gwak trusted himself.

Clang!

Sparks burst and faded repeatedly in front of his eyes. Each time felt like being hammered, but Lee Gwak forced himself to endure.

Steel becomes stronger with tempering. Lee Gwak believed he was undergoing a similar process.

Wounded all over, he knew that surviving this ordeal would undoubtedly make him stronger.
Lee Gwak trusted in his resilience, honed through harsh times.

Swoosh!

The third technique of the Eight Sects Sword Art, the Thunder Shadow Strike, surged towards Dark Emissary.

Infused with the principles of the Thunder Blade Arts, the reinvigorated Thunder Shadow Strike Struck reached Dark Emissary in an instant.

Dark Emissary’s figure dispersed in mid-air, using a momentary cloaking technique to evade Lee Gwak’s attack. It had always worked before, so Dark Emissary expected the same this time.

As expected, Lee Gwak’s sword seemed to cut through empty air. But then, the trajectory subtly changed.

Whoosh!

Blood splattered in the air.

It wasn’t Lee Gwak’s blood. It was Dark Emissary’s.

For the first time, Lee Gwak had successfully landed a significant blow on Dark Emissary.
Lee Gwak seized this momentum, unleashing his full strength in the Eight Sects Sword Art.

Clang!

Sparks flew with each clash.

Dark Emissary’s body shook violently, the impact resonating to his core through the Crescent Moon Blade.

Dark Emissary’s expression hardened.

‘This guy! He’s using me as a stepping stone to grow.’

Despite having ambushed and killed countless enemies, Dark Emissary had never faced such a situation.

He never expected to be cornered to this extent by an unknown martial artist from the Jade Heaven Alliance. It was more shocking because of that.

Even if he were to give up his advantage as an assassin and fight head-on, this kind of humiliation was unacceptable.

Dark Emissary suddenly retreated a considerable distance, about ten zhang, causing Lee Gwak’s sword to slash through the air in vain.

Swoosh!

He sheathed the Crescent Moon Blade.

To an onlooker, it might seem like giving up, but Lee Gwak knew better. The sheathing of the Crescent Moon Blade was accompanied by an uncontainable escalation in killing intent.

Shiver!

Goosebumps broke out on his skin and his entire body trembled.

He was affected by the overwhelming killing intent.

His breath hitched, feeling as if his heart and lungs might burst. Dark Emissary might think Lee Gwak was easily defending his attacks, but he was nearing his limit.

Lee Gwak bit his lip hard.

He could tell, just by the change in the air, that the Dark Emissary was preparing his final, decisive move. Judging by the escalating killing intent, it was sure to be a tremendously powerful move.

Lee Gwak glanced at Han So Cheon, lying injured in the distance.

She was still unconscious, gravely wounded. If Lee Gwak couldn’t defeat Dark Emissary, Han So Cheon’s life would also be over.

“Huff!”

Lee Gwak took a deep breath.

Dark Emissary, bending his waist, tightly gripped the handle of the Crescent Moon Blade. He was about to unleash his most powerful final technique.

He intended to use everything he had to kill Lee Gwak. Therefore, Lee Gwak had to employ every hidden card he possessed.

Thump!

The Dark Emissary stamped the ground.

His shadow elongated on the earth.

Divine Speed.

A speed surpassing human limits, combined with the Black Thunder, the ultimate technique of the Dark Shadowless Blade. Hence, the technique’s name was Divine Speed Black Thunder.

Boom!

The air exploded with a speed beyond sound, and a tremendous wind pressure engulfed Lee Gwak, followed by a black lightning strike.

His face contorted under the pressure, and his vision blurred, but Lee Gwak clung to his consciousness.

Just before the Divine Speed Black Thunder struck, Lee Gwak’s left hand subtly moved, releasing a long, black object silently.

It was the Meteor Hammer.

Swoosh!

Like a venomous snake, the Meteor Hammer lunged at Dark Emissary. But before it could reach him, the fierce wind pressure and black lightning tore its surface apart.

The Meteor Hammer writhed like a snake with its entrails spilling out. Still, it didn’t break completely and subtly disrupted Dark Emissary’s movement.

“Gah!”

For the first time, a look of surprise appeared on Dark Emissary’s face. The unexpected interference from the Meteor Hammer slightly altered the trajectory of his Divine Speed Black Thunder.

Boom!

Lee Gwak, holding the Meteor Hammer in his left hand, was violently spun around by the strike. However, his right arm still clutched the sword.

Even as his consciousness dimmed, Lee Gwak used the rotational force to execute the sixth technique of the Eight Sects Sword Art, the Shadowy Assassinate.

Swoosh!

His sword grazed Dark Emissary’s flank, leaving a deep wound that exposed bone and innards.

Dark Emissary’s consciousness also started to fade. Still, with superhuman endurance, he bore the pain and swung the Crescent Moon Blade again.

Caught up in an unintended brawl with Lee Gwak, the Dark Emissary aimed his Crescent Moon Blade at Lee Gwak’s defenceless neck.

“Die!”

At that moment, Lee Gwak discarded his sword and aimed a round metal container at Dark Emissary.

Dark Emissary’s eyes widened in recognition of the object.

Whizz!

Dozens of tiny needles shot out from the container.

Caught off guard at such close range, Dark Emissary couldn’t avoid them, and the silver needles pierced his face and body.

He tumbled to the ground like a porcupine. His face quickly turned black as the poison spread.

The Dark Emissary looked up at Lee Gwak in disbelief.

“Gah! Deadly Soul Sucking Needles. How?”

The Deadly Soul Sucking Needles were distributed only to a few of his subordinates, classified as a deadly hidden weapon in the Jianghu and highly valued even in the Celestial Demon Troupe for their lethal poison.

That such an item was in Lee Gwak’s possession was baffling.

“How… did you get your hands on…”

His face darkened further as he succumbed.

Bloodied, Lee Gwak picked up his fallen sword and used it as a support to stand before Dark Emissary. He was too pained to explain.

He could only gasp for breath while looking at Dark Emissary.

“To end like this… here…”

The Dark Emissary couldn’t accept his impending death.

He had always known he might lose his life one day but never imagined it would be at the hands of Lee Gwak.

His consciousness was slipping away.

Something inside him seemed to be leaving his body.

“I couldn’t even avenge Jin Rak..”

Then Lee Gwak, using his sword as a cane, moved towards the Dark Emissary.

His limbs felt disjointed from his body.

Though it was his body, it felt foreign due to the pain and numbness. Lee Gwak gritted his teeth.

The Dark Emissary barely turned his head to look at Lee Gwak.

Lee Gwak’s face, twisted as if crying or laughing, felt strangely sad.

“Such a reef hides in the sea of the Jade Heaven Alliance”.

Lee Gwak was an unexpected and massive obstacle, and Dark Emissary was like an old ship wrecked upon it.

The only thing wrong with it was that he didn’t recognise the reef. In the rough and tumble world of Jianghu, that alone was reason enough to lose one’s life.

“Ha… ha!”

The Dark Emissary laughed one last time. His laughter gradually faded, and no sound escaped him anymore. He was dead.

Lee Gwak, with bloodshot eyes, looked at Dark Emissary’s corpse.

Sizzle!

The body dissolved under the potent poison of the Deadly Soul Sucking Needles. The Dark Emissary quickly turned into a puddle of blood and disappeared from the world.

Wordlessly, Lee Gwak stared at the spot where Dark Emissary had lain.

The sight of the formidable enemy, now reduced to a puddle of blood, stirred a multitude of emotions in Lee Gwak. But he had no luxury to dwell on them.

“Over there!”

“There was a clash in this direction.”

He could hear the martial artists of the Jade Heaven Alliance rushing in his direction. They had finally managed to get the situation at the estate under control and had followed the trail of Han So Cheon and the Dark Emissary to this place.

Lee Gwak briefly looked at Han So Cheon. She was still in a critical state but seemed to be breathing more easily than before.

‘She’ll be alright, won’t she?’

Leaving her to the Jade Heaven Alliance warriors seemed a better choice than taking her himself. Besides, Lee Gwak did not wish to reveal himself to the world yet.

He left the battlefield, dragging his exhausted body.

Shortly afterward, Jade Heaven Alliance warriors appeared.

“There’s a survivor here.”

They rushed towards Han So Cheon.

The great snake quickly passed through Lee Gwak’s spine. It connected with his sword as it opened the first, second… up to the fifth gate.

Clang!

Sparks flew in the air.

Lee Gwak’s sword successfully blocked the Dark Shadowless Blade.

He didn’t yield an inch to the blade of this legendary assassin.

Boom!

He stomped on the ground.

The first technique of the Eight Sects Sword Art unfolded.

Swoosh!

The Mountain Splitting Slash was executed first, followed by the Raging Tidal Force.. Dark Emissary countered with the decisive moves of the Dark Shadowless Blade, neutralising Lee Gwak’s attacks.

Feeling the strong counterforce in his hand, the Dark Emissary furrowed his brows.

The reaction in his grip was intense, indicating the profound strength of the swordsmanship. Such a level of power indicated a peak level martial artist. It wasn’t something that could be achieved with just one or two years of training.

His techniques should have been refined. That was the common sense Dark Emissary knew. Yet, Lee Gwak’s techniques were somehow crude.

With such pure internal energy, his techniques should have been more polished. But Lee Gwak’s movements seemed slightly off-balance.

‘What is this guy?’

A fleeting look of confusion crossed Dark Emissary’s face.

Crack!

Lee Gwak unleashed the third technique of the Eight Sects Sword Art, the Thunder Shadow Strike. Infused with the principles of the Thunder Blade Arts, his blade carried the force of thunderbolts, enhancing its power.

However, the Dark Emissary felt no significant threat. The Thunder Shadow Strike, too, was crude.

The technique was powerful, but too straightforward and simple. It might be intimidating to an average martial artist, but for someone at Dark Emissary’s level, it posed no major threat.

Swoosh!

Dark Emissary’s counterattack followed.

Identifying Lee Gwak’s weaknesses, he chose to deploy intricate and elaborate techniques to exploit Lee Gwak’s crude style.

Zip!

His decision proved effective.

Lee Gwak failed to fully deflect his dazzling attacks and sustained injuries across his body.

He could visually follow Dark Emissary’s sword moves, but his crude physical movements couldn’t keep up with his eyes.

Lee Gwak had trained in martial arts alone, without a master to guide him, which naturally led to his unrefined techniques. This was the limit of self-taught martial artists.

‘He is much stronger than me.’

Lee Gwak coldly assessed the gap between himself and his opponent.

He couldn’t match the Dark Emissary in years of training, martial arts realm, experience, or anything. Yet, he was still standing, thanks to the Eight Snakes Art.

The sixth serpent had awakened his Heart’s Eye, and the combined great snake gave him pure and immense power.

This was his first real combat application of the Eight Snakes Art, so initial clumsiness was inevitable. But as time passed, he became more skilled in using it, learning to control the flow of power.

His proficiency wasn’t limited to the Eight Snakes Art. His skill in the Eight Sects Sword Art also improved.

Lee Gwak gained new insights into the Eight Sects Sword Art. Instead of releasing techniques in sequence, he started mixing and changing the order, adding variation to his attacks.

Clang!

Dark Emissary’s crescent moon blade and Lee Gwak’s sword clashed dozens of times. Lee Gwak suffered five more wounds, some deep enough to expose bone. Yet he did not fall.

Even in the worst situation, Lee Gwak’s eyes saw hope.

‘He is getting tired.’

Dark Emissary’s first attack was the most powerful. He could barely counter it with the power of his Heart’s Eye, Lee Gwak thought he was going to die.

The second attack was also formidable.

Although Dark Emissary’s attacks remained powerful, they were not as fierce as before.

Lee Gwak believed this was due to the nature of assassins, who put everything into their first strike.

Assassins specialise in ambushes rather than direct confrontation.

If they failed to win with the first strike, they faced death. Therefore, assassins invest everything in the initial attack. This was true for Dark Emissary too.

He always put his all into the first strike, not considering a second or third. Consequently, flaws began to appear in his movements.

He would always put all his energy into the first strike, with no thought of a second or third. As a result, flaws began to appear in his movements.

Dark Emissary, while a lethal assassin, also served as an excellent martial arts instructor for Lee Gwak.

Lee Gwak had little experience in duels with humans.

Training at the Steel Hell Blood Training Hall against mechanical figures was vastly different from facing a human.

Compared to a mechanical figure, which repeated set movements, human movements were far more unpredictable and varied. Naturally, it was more challenging to adapt to these changes.

Furthermore, the movements of Dark Emissary, were faster and more elusive than those of other martial artists at the same level.

Even with his Heart’s Eye open, it was not easy to counter. But Lee Gwak trusted himself.

Clang!

Sparks burst and faded repeatedly in front of his eyes. Each time felt like being hammered, but Lee Gwak forced himself to endure.

Steel becomes stronger with tempering. Lee Gwak believed he was undergoing a similar process.

Wounded all over, he knew that surviving this ordeal would undoubtedly make him stronger.
Lee Gwak trusted in his resilience, honed through harsh times.

Swoosh!

The third technique of the Eight Sects Sword Art, the Thunder Shadow Strike, surged towards Dark Emissary.

Infused with the principles of the Thunder Blade Arts, the reinvigorated Thunder Shadow Strike Struck reached Dark Emissary in an instant.

Dark Emissary’s figure dispersed in mid-air, using a momentary cloaking technique to evade Lee Gwak’s attack. It had always worked before, so Dark Emissary expected the same this time.

As expected, Lee Gwak’s sword seemed to cut through empty air. But then, the trajectory subtly changed.

Whoosh!

Blood splattered in the air.

It wasn’t Lee Gwak’s blood. It was Dark Emissary’s.

For the first time, Lee Gwak had successfully landed a significant blow on Dark Emissary.
Lee Gwak seized this momentum, unleashing his full strength in the Eight Sects Sword Art.

Clang!

Sparks flew with each clash.

Dark Emissary’s body shook violently, the impact resonating to his core through the Crescent Moon Blade.

Dark Emissary’s expression hardened.

‘This guy! He’s using me as a stepping stone to grow.’

Despite having ambushed and killed countless enemies, Dark Emissary had never faced such a situation.

He never expected to be cornered to this extent by an unknown martial artist from the Jade Heaven Alliance. It was more shocking because of that.

Even if he were to give up his advantage as an assassin and fight head-on, this kind of humiliation was unacceptable.

Dark Emissary suddenly retreated a considerable distance, about ten zhang, causing Lee Gwak’s sword to slash through the air in vain.

Swoosh!

He sheathed the Crescent Moon Blade.

To an onlooker, it might seem like giving up, but Lee Gwak knew better. The sheathing of the Crescent Moon Blade was accompanied by an uncontainable escalation in killing intent.

Shiver!

Goosebumps broke out on his skin and his entire body trembled.

He was affected by the overwhelming killing intent.

His breath hitched, feeling as if his heart and lungs might burst. Dark Emissary might think Lee Gwak was easily defending his attacks, but he was nearing his limit.

Lee Gwak bit his lip hard.

He could tell, just by the change in the air, that the Dark Emissary was preparing his final, decisive move. Judging by the escalating killing intent, it was sure to be a tremendously powerful move.

Lee Gwak glanced at Han So Cheon, lying injured in the distance.

She was still unconscious, gravely wounded. If Lee Gwak couldn’t defeat Dark Emissary, Han So Cheon’s life would also be over.

“Huff!”

Lee Gwak took a deep breath.

Dark Emissary, bending his waist, tightly gripped the handle of the Crescent Moon Blade. He was about to unleash his most powerful final technique.

He intended to use everything he had to kill Lee Gwak. Therefore, Lee Gwak had to employ every hidden card he possessed.

Thump!

The Dark Emissary stamped the ground.

His shadow elongated on the earth.

Divine Speed.

A speed surpassing human limits, combined with the Black Thunder, the ultimate technique of the Dark Shadowless Blade. Hence, the technique’s name was Divine Speed Black Thunder.

Boom!

The air exploded with a speed beyond sound, and a tremendous wind pressure engulfed Lee Gwak, followed by a black lightning strike.

His face contorted under the pressure, and his vision blurred, but Lee Gwak clung to his consciousness.

Just before the Divine Speed Black Thunder struck, Lee Gwak’s left hand subtly moved, releasing a long, black object silently.

It was the Meteor Hammer.

Swoosh!

Like a venomous snake, the Meteor Hammer lunged at Dark Emissary. But before it could reach him, the fierce wind pressure and black lightning tore its surface apart.

The Meteor Hammer writhed like a snake with its entrails spilling out. Still, it didn’t break completely and subtly disrupted Dark Emissary’s movement.

“Gah!”

For the first time, a look of surprise appeared on Dark Emissary’s face. The unexpected interference from the Meteor Hammer slightly altered the trajectory of his Divine Speed Black Thunder.

Boom!

Lee Gwak, holding the Meteor Hammer in his left hand, was violently spun around by the strike. However, his right arm still clutched the sword.

Even as his consciousness dimmed, Lee Gwak used the rotational force to execute the sixth technique of the Eight Sects Sword Art, the Shadowy Assassinate.

Swoosh!

His sword grazed Dark Emissary’s flank, leaving a deep wound that exposed bone and innards.

Dark Emissary’s consciousness also started to fade. Still, with superhuman endurance, he bore the pain and swung the Crescent Moon Blade again.

Caught up in an unintended brawl with Lee Gwak, the Dark Emissary aimed his Crescent Moon Blade at Lee Gwak’s defenceless neck.

“Die!”

At that moment, Lee Gwak discarded his sword and aimed a round metal container at Dark Emissary.

Dark Emissary’s eyes widened in recognition of the object.

Whizz!

Dozens of tiny needles shot out from the container.

Caught off guard at such close range, Dark Emissary couldn’t avoid them, and the silver needles pierced his face and body.

He tumbled to the ground like a porcupine. His face quickly turned black as the poison spread.

The Dark Emissary looked up at Lee Gwak in disbelief.

“Gah! Deadly Soul Sucking Needles. How?”

The Deadly Soul Sucking Needles were distributed only to a few of his subordinates, classified as a deadly hidden weapon in the Jianghu and highly valued even in the Celestial Demon Troupe for their lethal poison.

That such an item was in Lee Gwak’s possession was baffling.

“How… did you get your hands on…”

His face darkened further as he succumbed.

Bloodied, Lee Gwak picked up his fallen sword and used it as a support to stand before Dark Emissary. He was too pained to explain.

He could only gasp for breath while looking at Dark Emissary.

“To end like this… here…”

The Dark Emissary couldn’t accept his impending death.

He had always known he might lose his life one day but never imagined it would be at the hands of Lee Gwak.

His consciousness was slipping away.

Something inside him seemed to be leaving his body.

“I couldn’t even avenge Jin Rak..”

Then Lee Gwak, using his sword as a cane, moved towards the Dark Emissary.

His limbs felt disjointed from his body.

Though it was his body, it felt foreign due to the pain and numbness. Lee Gwak gritted his teeth.

The Dark Emissary barely turned his head to look at Lee Gwak.

Lee Gwak’s face, twisted as if crying or laughing, felt strangely sad.

“Such a reef hides in the sea of the Jade Heaven Alliance”.

Lee Gwak was an unexpected and massive obstacle, and Dark Emissary was like an old ship wrecked upon it.

The only thing wrong with it was that he didn’t recognise the reef. In the rough and tumble world of Jianghu, that alone was reason enough to lose one’s life.

“Ha… ha!”

The Dark Emissary laughed one last time. His laughter gradually faded, and no sound escaped him anymore. He was dead.

Lee Gwak, with bloodshot eyes, looked at Dark Emissary’s corpse.

Sizzle!

The body dissolved under the potent poison of the Deadly Soul Sucking Needles. The Dark Emissary quickly turned into a puddle of blood and disappeared from the world.

Wordlessly, Lee Gwak stared at the spot where Dark Emissary had lain.

The sight of the formidable enemy, now reduced to a puddle of blood, stirred a multitude of emotions in Lee Gwak. But he had no luxury to dwell on them.

“Over there!”

“There was a clash in this direction.”

He could hear the martial artists of the Jade Heaven Alliance rushing in his direction. They had finally managed to get the situation at the estate under control and had followed the trail of Han So Cheon and the Dark Emissary to this place.

Lee Gwak briefly looked at Han So Cheon. She was still in a critical state but seemed to be breathing more easily than before.

‘She’ll be alright, won’t she?’

Leaving her to the Jade Heaven Alliance warriors seemed a better choice than taking her himself. Besides, Lee Gwak did not wish to reveal himself to the world yet.

He left the battlefield, dragging his exhausted body.

Shortly afterward, Jade Heaven Alliance warriors appeared.

“There’s a survivor here.”

They rushed towards Han So Cheon.