Isaac shot Jared a curious glance before asking Matthew with confusion, “Matt, what’s an older man like you fooling around with a man in his twenties? Isn’t this a tad bit inappropriate? Is this man an heir from one of the sects?”
Isaac found the way Matthew treated Jared so respectfully weird and assumed it was because Matthew feared the people backing Jared. “Mr. Bachman, I’m just a nobody from the martial arts world in Jadeborough. I’m no heir!” Jared explained with a smile.
Even though Isaac didn’t believe Jared’s words, he didn’t probe further. Instead, Isaac started complaining about his hardship to Matthew, “Matt, I’ve made ten-amp pills for you while failing multiple times during the process. Do you know how hard it is to create them? I’ve wasted so many resources to get them done. I would have given up if it wasn’t because of our friendship!”
Matthew would have trusted Isaac’s words in the past and would thank the latter from the bottom of his heart. But now, disgust crept into his heart as he looked at the pretentious man before him.
“Isaac, let’s forget about the amp pills first. I brought Jared along today because he wanted to see the Spring of Regeneration,” Matthew voiced.
Stunned, Isaac advised, “Matt, aren’t you here for the amp pills? If I’m not mistaken, your amp pills must have run out by now. You can’t stop taking them, or your life will be in danger!” Matthew felt the urge to give Isaac a scolding there and then, but knowing how important the Spring of Regeneration was to Jared, he decided to keep his emotions under control.
He smiled. “I still have two of the amp pills left, so there’s no rush in getting them. Why don’t we discuss the Spring of Regeneration first?”
“Matt, you know we keep the news about the hidden realm’s Spring of Regeneration under wraps. How did a man from the martial arts world like him find out about this? Also, what’s his motive in seeing the Spring of Regeneration? The Spring of Regeneration is an asset owned by all nine sects, not just by Alchemical Sect, so I can’t just let you in without knowing the exact reason why he needs to see it,” a cautious-looking Isaac replied.
“I’m aware of all the points that you’ve just listed. Mr. Know-It-All is the one who told Jared about the Spring of Regeneration. He is interested in seeing that place because he wants to rescue his friend. We can’t just stand by and watch others die as we are on the same boat!” Matthew explained politely.
“Oh.” Isaac bobbed his head. “Well, even though the Spring of Regeneration belongs to everyone in the hidden realm, Alchemical Sect is the one managing it now. If you wish to use it, then…”
“Don’t worry, Mr. Bachman. If the Spring of Regeneration is indeed as wonderful as the legend indicated and is able to save my friend’s life, I will be sure to return the favor. Whatever resources you want, I will ensure I procure them for you.” Jared spoke, knowing very well that Isaac wanted to strike a deal of resource exchange.
“Hahaha! You’re a decisive man! Let me bring you to the Spring of Regeneration now. As long as your friend is still breathing, he will survive the ordeal after we put him into the spring water and let him soak in it for forty-nine days,” Isaac exclaimed joyfully after noticing Jared’s generosity.
Under Isaac’s lead, Jared and Matthew followed him to the Spring of Regeneration. It was located at the foot of the Kazillion Mountains, with the spring water emerging from the depths of the mountain range all year round.
Multiple battles happened in the area because many sects wanted control of the Spring of Regeneration. During these incidents, a lot of people were wounded and killed. Yet, no one had successfully taken over the spring altogether.
In the end, the nine sects made a decision to declare the Spring of Regeneration as a joint asset owned by the entire hidden realm, and each sect took turns managing it for a year. During their management period, the sect in control had the right to use it as they wished. Using their energy as a vehicle, the trio quickly arrived at the base of the Kazillion Mountains in less than half an hour.