When Jackie looked at Graham again, his gaze was stern and fierce.
Graham let out a sigh, feeling incredibly helpless, while Benjamin looked at Jackie before looking at Graham.
Unlike Graham, Benjamin was completely in the dark. Even though he wanted to defend Graham and say something, he was, in fact, all too curious as well, so he chose to remain silent.
Graham dwelled in his helplessness for a long time before finally opening his mouth unwillingly. “It’s because they want to find something, and that thing is both evil and righteous. It’s not something that can be opened with just the power of the northern clans, so that’s why they ended up giving the southern clans half of the passes for free.”
Jackie had guessed correctly after all, and his expression did not lose much of its initial intensity. Graham let out another sigh and knew that Jackie did not believe what he had just said at all.
“I know you don’t believe what I’m saying right now, but I can assure you that I’m not lying. If you don’t believe me, there’s nothing I can do anyway.”
At that moment, Jackie suddenly said, “What’s this thing? Where is it? Is it some divine treasure on the Divine Void Slope, or is it somewhere else on the Hidden Place for Resources?”
Graham shook his head. “That, I do not know. I possess the strongest skills, which is why the elders had arranged for me to go retrieve it. When I received all this information, I had thought that way.
“However, no one summoned me even as I waited. I received no arrangements even as I was being sent into the Hidden Place for Resources.”
After saying that, Graham glanced at Benjamin by his side, and Benjamin frantically shook his head. “I don’t know anything. I would’ve never heard of this righteous-yet-evil thing had you not brought it up.”
Graham composed himself, turning his head back.” Truthfully, I don’t know what the elders are planning. I’m just as much in the dark as the rest of you.”
Jackie ignored Graham’s explanation and mumbled to himself, “Righteous and evil?”
Graham shot a look at Benjamin. Both of them could see the helplessness in each other’s eyes. Their explanations were all a bit barren, but the truth was that neither of them knew anything.
Even if they had a bit of news, it was all shallow. They never got the most important parts.
At that moment, one of the senses suddenly shouted out, “We’re picking up traces of a battle up ahead!”
When they heard that, they put aside their thoughts and went toward the direction the person was pointing. Holes were everywhere on the ground, and there were also traces of energy from martial skills.
Jackie and Graham knelt to investigate the ground, and they could clearly feel traces of fiendish energy. There were also remnants of human weaponry, as well as a few drops of blood on the eastern side.
An intense battle must have taken place at this spot, and they had advanced about 15 kilometers. All 25 of them had not seen or sensed anything other than this battlefield-not even fiends.