"This Fang Xingjian isn't easy to deal with. To think that he managed to break through the fourth defense barrier so easily..."
The Enraged Lion frowned and said, "His sword art is too powerful. If we start fighting, his attacks will be faster and fiercer. When dealing with people like him, being passive and focused on defense won't do."
Hildebrand said, "Let's take the initiative and capture him. We must find out how the base's location was leaked out. He's really courting death to come walking right into a trap."
The Phantom Knight shook his head and said, "We must be more wary and avoid unexpectedly failing miserably." Thinking of that, he then said, "Let the corpse troop go sound him out first."
The corpse troop consisted of the failed products of the experiments in the desert base. They were all living dead who no longer had any consciousness and were only left with physical impulses. However, their abilities were on average at the pinnacle of first transition. Their fearlessness of death and the fact that their bodies had no weaknesses, except for the brain, made them even more suitable to be used as cannon fodder.
At the side, the Enraged Lion shook his head and said, "The corpse troop is too weak and won't be able to sound anything out." He then smiled and looked at Fang Qian. "Hasn't Miss Fang always wanted the battle data of the test subjects?"
A gleam of light flashed in Fang Qian's eyes. She thought that this was a good idea as well.
The fact was that until now, none of the five people present had seen Fang Xingjian as a real threat. After all, there were five level 29 experts in the command post. Amongst them, Fang Qian and the Phantom Knight were both comparable to Demigods with one tier of perfection.
Additionally, the longbow the Death Warrior carried on his back was a level 29 Divine Weapon, Hell’s Flames, bestowed upon him by the First Prince. This made his killing power comparable to any Demigod with one tier of perfection.
Furthermore, the First Prince had reinforced the desert base itself with layers of barriers. There were even the ten or so test subjects Fang Qian had created, and each of them had the ability to stand their ground against a Conferred Knight.
Although everyone present was astonished by Fang Xingjian's arrival, they were far from feeling anxious with such power holding the fort.
Fang Qian also nodded and said with a smile, "I'm also very interested in the concrete data of the test subjects' battle powers. Sand Country's ordinary army won't be able to test the limits of their abilities."
Fang Xingjian continued to advance in a straight line as if he was taking an elevator, entering deeper and deeper into the base.
The entire desert base was like a sphere which had been buried underground. Layers of exterior defenses wrapped around the entire base, and the core was placed at the center of the base.
Fang Xingjian progressed forward. Regardless of the armor plates, defense barriers, or all the guards... not a single person nor item was able to fend off Fang Xingjian's sword.
Finally, after advancing for another 500 meters, a huge and completely snow-white wall made of unknown material appeared before Fang Xingjian. It was the base's fifth defense layer.
Fang Xingjian did not know how many of such things the base had in total. He frowned and thought, 'They really like to put on tortoise shells.'
Just then, a strange silhouette appeared next to the white wall. Taking a closer look, Fang Xingjian saw that it was a weird person whose body was fully wrapped up with a layer of metal. The weird man stood there, wrapping his arms around his body. He smiled and said to Fang Xingjian, "Hello, intruder."
The weird man shrugged, "I really have to thank you. If it isn't for you, I probably wouldn’t have the chance to be let out and move about."
A hint of a brutal smile curled up on the weird man's lips. "As repayment, I can let you choose the way you die."
In the command post, Fang Qian looked at the metallic weird man proudly and said, "The body of test subject number 3 is covered with exoskeleton cells. The cells come from level 29 Conferred Knights. This allowed him to possess a powerful defense from the moment he was born.
"Especially during the nurturing process, his exoskeleton armor became increasingly thicker and stronger. It can almost be comparable to the defense of a level 29 Superior Divine Weapon. He can be said to be a living weapon."
Everyone else nodded as they watched the battle that was reflected through the mirror.
"Why does this guy have hints of black magic on him?" Tyrant, in his bangle form, said, "Can you let me study him a little?"
As they spoke, Fang Xingjian was already walking toward the fifth defense level like there was no one else there. The metallic weird man walked over with a provocative expression. As he walked, he said, "Hey, didn't you hear what I said?"
Seeing how Fang Xingjian continued to walk on without showing any expression, a hint of killing intent flashed on the metallic weird man's face. Then he dashed out, charging over to Fang Xingjian like he was a armored tank.
However, he had only gotten within a one-meter proximity of Fang Xingjian when he felt a surge of explosive power smash into his face. Concurrently, a stream of martial will exploded directly into his mind.
Then there was a loud rumble accompanied by layers and layers of force, and the weird metallic man was sent flying out. As he flew in midair, it appeared that his head had already exploded from the boundless sword force. When the weird man landed on the ground, he convulsed a few times and then stopped moving completely.
Fang Xingjian then continued to walk on toward the fifth defense layer. He extended out sword fingers and sent streams of sword force sweeping through the air. The fifth defense level was cut through like it was tofu, and Fang Xingjian continued to walk in deeper without stopping.
"He just smashed it with a single punch...?" The Enraged Lion looked at this scene, stunned. He asked, "Miss Fang, didn’t you say that the metallic weird man's exoskeleton armor is comparable to the toughness of a level 29 Divine Weapon?"
Fang Qian's brows furrowed tensely. "That should be the case. I originally thought that the weird metallic man would be able to hang on for a few minutes. I didn’t expect that he would be unable to take even a single attack."
The Phantom Knight let out a long breath. "Then it can only be said that Fang Xingjian's abilities has far surpassed our estimations."
Thinking this, everyone in the command post secretly gasped in great admiration of the Phantom Knight's decision. If they had attacked Fang Xingjian straight on without knowing of his abilities, they would probably have ended up being placed at a great disadvantage if they were not careful.
Fang Qian said, "Based on the previous information, Fang Xingjian was already a Demigod with one tier of perfection. That’s why the First Prince sent the Supreme Chief and the others to ambush him. It seems that amongst Demigods who have attained one tier of perfection, his abilities are not to be underestimated."
The Phantom Knight nodded, "Even I don't dare to say that I'll be able to kill the weird metallic man so easily."
Fang Qian said, "After all, you’re not a warrior for frontal attacks. Illusions are what you excel in." With that, she looked at the Phantom Sword Technique with a burning gaze. "Since Fang Xingjian is so strong, this is a good opportunity for us to try the battle prowess of Number 9 and Number 10. What do you think?"
At the mention of test subjects number 9 and 10, an eerie chill rose in everyone's hearts.
It was because these two test subjects were far too dangerous. When they were born, they had almost broken out of the base and escaped. In the end, everyone had to join forces to suppress them. Then the Phantom Knight had to control them with his illusions before they settled down.
The Phantom Knight nodded solemnly. "But Number 9 and Number 10 are even more dangerous than Fang Xingjian. Once there are any signs of them losing control, I'll immediately stop their movements.
"If they kill Fang Xingjian but manage to escape, it will be an even more serious loss. Their value is far above that of Fang Xingjian's."
Fang Qian smiled. "But of course."
She subconsciously threw a glance toward Fang Xingjian in the mirror and thought, 'Fang Xingjian, Fang Xingjian... Have a good taste of what true horror is like.'