Three declined the proposal after a moment’s hesitation, but the other six divine realm cultivators all agreed to join An Kasyapa.
The latter had earned public approval with his conduct in Boundless Prison. His staunch refusal to bow down to Lightford for these many years was worthy of admiration, for one.
Discerning cultivators knew that the increasing number of demon sightings signaled the end of peaceful days on the continent. Everyone would be swept into the coming turmoil, willing or not.
A possible way forward in such circumstances wasn’t a bad idea. At the very least, An Kasyapa was a pillar they...