No one knew what had happened, not even Deus himself. He only felt an immense pain in his chest, as if he had been smashed with a hammer. Deus dropped to his knees and spurt blood out without stopping.
Deus looked at Fang Xingjian in astonishment. His eyes were filled with terror and hostility. "What did you do?!"
However, Fang Xingjian had already once again turned his focus toward the sky. Unknowingly, the dark clouds in the sky had gotten increasingly darker, and strong gales of wind blew high up in the air. There were even faint sounds of rumbling thunder coming from the depths of the clouds.
A storm was coming.
Deus felt that the pain in his chest was growing worse with time, and blood foam bubbled out continuously from his mouth. He looked toward the Blood Kaiser in agony and said, "Lord, save me."
However, the Blood Kaiser's eyes narrowed. He looked at Fang Xingjian, eyes filled with astonishment and questions. It was because even he was unable to see clearly how Deus had gotten injured.
However, it was also impossible for him to ignore Deus. He went up and examined Deus, discovering that Deus had received a crushing blow to his chest. Deus’ ribs were smashed, but it was not life-threatening.
Therefore, he directly controlled Deus' blood to treat his injuries.
The Blood Kaiser then turned toward Fang Xingjian and said coldly, "Who on earth are you? Why did you attack a member of our Circle of the Crimson Moon without any reason? Are you thinking of making an enemy out of our Circle of the Crimson Moon?"
Fang Xingjian continued to reply with silence. Faced with the Blood Kaiser's questioning, Fang Xingjian merely disregarded it completely.
The people around them looked at the scene as if they were waiting to watch a show. They had no idea that even the Blood Kaiser could not figure out the attack which had injured Deus earlier.
All they knew was that this young man appeared to be only in his teens. To think that he would dare to challenge the Circle of the Crimson Moon and the Blood Kaiser like this... This young man was dead meat.
The Ice Palace's Priestess pouted, as if she was thinking of how Fang Xingjian had also paid them no heed earlier. She said, "This guy is really arrogant. To think that he dares to ignore even the Blood Kaiser. He's in for it this time."
The Ice Palace's Saint also shook her head. No matter what the young man had as his backup, but for him to treat a second transition expert with such rudeness, it was certain that he would be in trouble right now. Even if he could get his payback in the future, it would not be worth it.
This was especially so when she recalled how her own Master had given in earlier. The Saint thought disapprovingly, 'This guy's temper is really too bad. When faced with a person like the Blood Kaiser, one must first give in and get past the present moment. Isn't facing him head-on just being harsh on yourself?'
However, the Blood Kaiser did not do what everyone expected him to. He did not immediately take action just because they could not come to an agreement.
The Blood Kaiser was experienced in battles and had slowly climbed up the ranks from the very bottom. The more Fang Xingjian behaved with such great fearlessness, the more the Blood Kaiser would be wary and unwilling to recklessly take action.
However, if he were to leave things as it was, it would be a blow to his prestige.
Just then, another series of explosions rang out in the air, and streams of light descended. It was as if another sun had been born in the sky.
A group of people leaped up above the platform. The man in the lead had a head of fiery red hair which seemed like burning flames. He exuded limitless light throughout his body. Each strand of the hair on his eyebrow and each inch of his skin seemed to be from a perfect sculpture, displaying a brilliant perfection.
It was just like the sun god of the legends, exuding endless charm and radiance.
Upon his arrival, a commotion broke out amongst the many people on the platform. Their gazes were flashing with terror, admiration, anxiety, and jealousy.
The person who had just arrived was Sean, the Eldest Martial brother from the Radiant Cult, which was the top faction amongst the many in the Valley Alliance. Next to him were the Elders, leaders, and other people from the other major factions. They could be said to have the strongest battle prowess in the entire Horned Frogs Valley.
The Ice Palace's Priestess had her eyes agape, as if stars were bursting out of them. She stared at Sean and said, "Eldest Martial Brother Sean really has a good disposition.
"Ever since the Cult Master of the Radiant Cult went into seclusion, Eldest Martial Brother Sean has led the entire Valley Alliance and the Radiant Cult. He will probably become the new Cult Master of the Radiant Cult in another few years.
Seeing Sean's arrival, a hint of helplessness flashed in the Blood Kaiser's eyes.
The Radiant Cult was the top dog in the Valley Alliance, possessing ownership of over half of the territory in the Valley Alliance. In the sect, there were the Cult Master, Elder, and the Eldest Martial Brother Sean, making up a total of three second transition experts.
Even Sean was a second transition level 24 expert. He was even stronger than the Blood Kaiser.
Almost at the same instant as when Sean appeared, the control over the situation on the platform was already all in his hands.
Sean frowned when he saw the injured Deus, and he asked, "What's the matter? Why is someone injured?"
The Blood Kaiser threw a glance at Fang Xingjian and said calmly, "That kid did it. He seems to also be the first person who arrived at the mountain's peak."
"Hmm? Friend, you're probably not from our Valley Alliance, right?" Sean frowned as he looked at Fang Xingjian. A hint of hostility flashed in his eyes as he said, "Why did you attack a member of our Valley Alliance? Can it be that you want to make an enemy out of our Valley Alliance?"
"What? This kid isn't one of us?"
"I thought that he's a member of the Illusory Sound Sect."
"Eldest Martial Brother Sean has a photographic memory." The Ice Palace's Priestess pouted her rounded face and said, "If he says so, then this guy really isn't a member of our Valley Alliance."
In that instant, everyone's attention was gathered on Fang Xingjian. Sean waved his hand, and the cultivators immediately surrounded Fang Xingjian.
There were over 100 first transition experts assembled on the platform. In addition to those, there were also three second transition experts: the Ice Palace's Great Priestess; the Blood Kaiser; and Radiant Cult's Sean.
No one felt that this young man, who was around 18 to 19 years old, would be able to resist.
Eldest Martial Brother Sean thought the same. Therefore, he frowned and spoke in an imposing tone, "Friend, you've assaulted a member of our Valley Alliance. You must give us an explanation for this."
Fang Xingjian continued to pay them no heed.
Eldest Martial Brother frowned and said, "Friend, I'm going to ask one last time. Why did you attack a member of our Valley Alliance? If you can't give us an explanation, then don't blame us for being rough."
Seeing that Fang Xingjian continued to remain silent, Eldest Martial Brother frowned, waved his hand, and said, "Apprehend him. We'll bring him back to the headquarters and deal with him then."
The surrounding Knights immediately dashed forth.
A total of 12 Knights charged forward like 12 huge wolves. Wherever they passed by, there would be gushing malevolent winds. The 12 of them worked together and grabbed Fang Xingjian's limbs, wanting to subdue him on the spot.
The man in the lead grabbed onto Fang Xingjian's shoulder. He exerted force, wanting to tear off Fang Xingjian's arm. However, he felt that Fang Xingjian's arm was not budging in the least. It was like a steel plate, and there was even a terrifying backlashing force gushing from Fang Xingjian toward him.
"How is this possible? My Ghost King Claws are even able to tear apart a cheetah alive. However, to think that it isn't even able to cause his arms to budge at all?!"
The violent gush of energy burst out from Fang Xingjian’s palms, and the man in the lead felt as if he had been pierced by countless invisible swords. Covered in blood, he cried out in pain and retreated.
He was not the only one. It was as if there was a myriad of flashing sword lights in the air. Blood burst out from the Knights who had pounced toward Fang Xingjian, and they screamed in agony as they retreated.
This was when Fang Xingjian finally spoke up for the first time, "Those who don't wish to die should just scram."
Sean glared and said furiously, "You're bent on making an enemy out of our Valley Alliance?"
"Valley Alliance?" Fang Xingjian shook his head. "Never heard of it before. Those who wish to die can just attack."
Although Fang Xingjian was simply speaking the truth, his words infuriated everyone. In that instant, strong emotions filled the entire platform.
"This guy must have been sent by someone outside to provoke us!"
"Let's show him how powerful our Valley Alliance is!"
"Chop off his limbs! We shall see if he'll still be as arrogant then!"