Thea, on the other hand, was stunned by the revelation. She never thought there would be such a huge secret about the world they lived in.
“James, your grandfather didn’t establish Lothian for himself. He understood that significant changes. would occur on Earth once the seal was opened. All kinds of plants and animals would change as a result.
“Moreover, the Sealed Realm isn’t just a singular place. There are many of them.
“There are ferocious beasts within these Sealed Realms.
“Once the seal is opened, these Sealed Realms will merge with the Earth. It’ll definitely be a disaster for the humans on earth. We, humans, will have to unite to deal with this future catastrophe.
“James, your grandfather wants to establish a united country that is safe and peaceful to weather this apocalypse
“It’s why he helped kill the dragon three years ago yet didn’t take the Dragon Essence for himself. He wanted to improve the collective strength of Sol’s martial artists.
“It’s true that he has always wanted to become king.
“However, he’s definitely not a bad person.
“You used to be the Dragon King of the Southern Plains. I’ve been watching you grow all these years in the hope that one day, you can assist your grandfather in conquering and uniting the world in the shortest amount of time possible.”
Tyrus went into great detail.
In the past, James would have refused without hesitation.
However, things were different now.
The world they knew was about to change.
Their current battles were only to increase humanity’s chances of survival in the future.
James thought for a while and said, “Uncle, my child will be born very soon and I might not have the time to assist my grandfather. Give me some more time to think about it, and we’ll discuss this matter again after my child is born.”
“Mhm. Take all the time you need to think about it,” said Tyrus.
Afterward, James went to see Xandra and checked on her condition again.
James wrote a few formulas down and asked Tyrus to get the herbs to decoct some medicine for Xandra.
He also showed Tyrus how to perform Ataraxia.
Ataraxia was effective at suppressing the Four Holy Beasts’ blood.
After leaving him with these things, James left with Thea.
James was ruminating on everything he had learned while on the plane back to Cansington.
Thea held his hand tightly and asked, “Honey, is what you’re saying true?”
James snapped back to reality, nodded, and said, “Mhm, it’s real. I picked some grass in the mountains and it contained Empyrean Spiritual Energy. After some time, it bore fruit. This is because the seal has come slightly undone, and Empyrean Spiritual Energy has been leaking into the earth causing some plants to mutate”
Thea wore a shocked expression.
She was in disbelief.
However, as she was a martial artist, it was much easier for her to accept these things.
After thinking about it, she asked, “What are you planning to do next?”
James replied, “The Omniscient Deity asked me to take control of Sol. He wanted me to build moats and fortresses that can resist powerful monsters in the future. On the other hand, Tyrus requested me to assist the Prince of Orchid Mountain.”
“In that case, where are you leaning toward? Thea looked at James.
James thought for a while and said, “Lothian has only recently been established. Developing it rapidly won’t be easy Tyrus also said the seal will open in ten years’ time. There might not be enough time for Lothian to develop.”
“As for Sol, it’s currently one of the greatest countries in the world. It’ll be relatively easier for me to seize control of Sol. If there are no hiccups, I’ll take control of Sol and fortify it.”
James already had a plan in mind.
It would take too much time to develop Lothian, and they might not achieve satisfactory results in ten years.
Instead of helping the Prince of Orchid Mountain, it would be wiser to gain control of Sol, build moats and fortresses upon the country’s current foundation, and stockpile resources to face the impending catastrophe.
“Honey, I’ll support you no matter what you do. However, it will be hard to accomplish so many things alone. I think you will need to find more helpers. In the past, you were able to resolve all of Sol’s problems in such a short time because you had so many people backing you up.”
Thea took James’ hand and said, “Go find some people who can help you. Maxine and Quincy are very capable people.”