Jared and Gilbert’s conversation infuriated the two men in black. “You two Chanaeans had better get out of my sight. Otherwise, you won’t be leaving here
alive,” one of them threatened with a murderous look. Anne, too, turned toward Jared. “Jared, don’t get involved. You better leave with your friend. These men are really strong.”
“To be honest, I curious to see for myself how strong they are.” Cracking a smile, Jared gave Gilbert a look. Gilbert nodded in acknowledgment before leaping into the air toward the two men.
“Jared, you’re no match against them. They’re Martial Arts Marquises. You should run…” Anne cried out when she saw Gilbert make his move.
However, the moment Anne finished, two agonized screams rang out. Both men were covering their eyes with their hands while four bloody eyeballs could clearly. be seen on the snow-covered ground.
At the same time, blood was gushing out through the gaps between the fingers of the two men. The gruesome sight stupefied Anne.
“Since your eyes aren’t much of a use, I might as well remove them for you,” Gilbert sneered. Meanwhile, the other two men in black who were engaged in battle with Andrew hurried over upon hearing the screams.
Their departure brought relief upon Andrew, who had reached his limit with his entire body covered in wounds. By the time the two men arrived, they were utterly shocked by their compatriots’ empty eye sockets.
Given that the four of them knew each other’s strengths like the back of their hands, they recognized that whoever could instantaneously dig out their compatriots’ eyes had to bet significantly more powerful than they were.
As a result, the two men helped their wounded compatriots up and fled. “How dare you try and escape?”
Gilbert lunged forward to stop them. With his fingers curled into claws, he dug the eyes of the other two men out, triggering another round of harrowed cries.
At that moment, the four men in black had been blinded. Continuing to scream from the excruciating pain, they fumbled around aimlessly and before crashing into one another.
Meanwhile, Anne and Andrew were stunned by Gilbert’s magnificent display of skill. Upon Gilbert’s return, Anne couldn’t help but ask, “Jared, who is your friend? Why is he so powerful?”
Jared chuckled in response. “He’s just a Top. Level Martial Arts Marquis who has failed to achieve Greater Martial Arts Marquis.”
His words caused Gilbert to feel embarrassed, for the latter had been unable to do so despite trying for twenty years.
If anyone had made that comment about him, he would definitely have been outraged, but there were no hard feelings when Jared made it.
After all, it only took Jared slightly more than a year to become a Greater Martial Arts Marquis. His outstanding talent and mind-blowing strength had earned Gilbert’s utmost respect.
As for Anne and Andrew, both of them were filled with admiration and disbelief upon learning that Gilbert was a Top Level Martial Arts Marquis.
Even though Andrew was a Martial Arts Marquis, he had only recently achieved that level. A long path still lay ahead of him before he could reach Top Level Martial Arts Marquis.
Soon, Anne sensed that something was amiss and asked Jared curiously, “When you mentioned that he was only a Top Level Martial Arts Marquis, you didn’t sound impressed at all. How powerful are you?”
“Me? I’m a fifth Level Greater Martial Arts Marquis,” Jared replied with a smile.
“You must be boasting. How can someone as young as you be a fifth Level Greater Martial Arts Marquis? Weren’t you just a Senior Grandmaster a year ago?”
Anne didn’t believe Jared at all, for there was no way he could have made such a huge leap in a such short time.
This is impossible! Even Andrew, who could cultivate at great speed due to him being a Werebear, took a year to elevate himself from Martial Arts Grandmaster to Martial Arts Marquis. On top of that, he consumed immense cultivation resources during the same period. So, how can an ordinary person like Jared make so much progress so quickly?