Darren stepped forward and helped Gatlin up from his kneeling stance on the ground.
"Please don't!" Darren sighed and said, "Gatlin, you are truly a kind and righteous man. I have to admit I was upset before, because I never really knew the Chu Clan members in the Primitive Wilderness. I don't feel like I truly belong to the Chu Clan."
"Patriarch Darren, it's not your fault. It's on me. I was too excited to see you." Gatlin choked back tears as he continued to say, "The former patriarch treated me like his own son. When he was killed by the attack of the flaming fiend race, I felt like everything I ever knew in life crumbled right before my eyes. From then on, I secretly swore that I would avenge him, and that I would get revenge for everyone whose blood was spilled. I only later realized that I'm only an ordinary human, and I could never achieve revenge like that.
Despite this, I've brought that grudge around with me every day. This hatred has been buried deep in my heart. I always dreamed of a descendant of the Chu Clan who stepped out from the darkness and the void, fighting tooth and nail for our clan. I truly pray that you are that person."
"Gatlin," Darren couldn't help but call out. His heart wrenched as he watched this Celestial God Realm master choke back his sobs, speaking heartfelt words.
"I'll do my best. Once I get out of this region and take Elsa back, I'll head straight for the Chaotic Region without any delay," Darren promised as he patted Gatlin on the shoulder.
"You're too kind, Patriarch Darren. I'd be more than willing to follow you and support you by any means necessary." Gatlin was about to kneel again, and Darren quickly hoisted him up.
"Please, there's no need to do that again. You deserve my wholehearted respect," exclaimed Darren. All sorts of feelings began to well up in his mind.
"Yes, sir. But... Okay, I understood," replied Gatlin with a nod.
"Well, the most urgent problem I've got now is how to find a way out of this region," said Darren.
"Patriarch, don't worry, it's not that hard. I got enough points for you to leave this place. As for me, as a middle-level Celestial God Realm cultivator, I can leave as long as I resign my current position as the head of the branch," replied Gatlin in a serious tone.
"How many points have you gotten?" asked Darren curiously.
"One billion and one hundred million in total."
"Hmm. It doesn't seem like that many. I think some clans got more points than you," said Darren.
"Yes, there really isn't a lot of them. Since I had nowhere to use these points, I wasn't very aggressive about collecting them. They were just given to me by the branch every year," explained Gatlin.
"Well, if that's the case, together with my more than nine hundred million points, it's enough for two people to leave. Alas, there are three of us. It would be better if we could all leave together," said Darren with a heavy sigh.
"Gatlin, as the chief of a branch, do you have the privilege to just let someone leave?" Darren asked very expectantly.
in reply. "Sadly, I don't. As a matter of fact, the chief of a branch just does chores here in the Tussle Region. I don't have any power here," he added.
to participate in the finals of the Tussle Contest. It's
use the points to get Lindsay and Finley out. Later, he would have to participate in the Tussle Contest. Anyway, all he needed was get to the top three.
under my jurisdiction is not that big, but there are many clans here that gained quite a big amount of points. I'll go and take their points, even if I have to use force. I
his jurisdiction. After all, he was a powerful master at the middle-level of the Celestial
sound like a better idea." Darren
your friends can rest here for a few days. Wait for my news." Gatlin then
minutes, Darren and
Gatlin's son, was
"Help yourself, please,"
offered Harold politely.
as Darren walked out of the secret chamber, Harold immediately moved forward and knelt
interrupted and said, "Harold, there's no need to be so formal with me. Just call me Darren. You can save the honorifics
really don't..." Panic, Harold cast a glance at his father. He had learned how important Darren was from his father earlier. How could he possibly deserve to be
It's up to Darren," Gatlin cut in. Although he knew that Darren was not a
It's a pleasure
nodded with a smile in reply.
you this year?" asked Darren.
eight hundred and forty,"
Weber and Lindsay had their mouths agape
their bone age was only equivalent to someone who was just a few years old in the mortal
for such a short time, but you already reached the middle-level
in the hunting ground.
beamed at Darren
Star God Realm, but he successfully killed a Celestial God Realm beast.
was as difficult as a mere mortal trying to shoot for the