"Wang Clan's Young Miss has been confined?" Fang Xingjian's brows twitched as he said, "Based on what I know, your clan's Eldest Miss, Wang Xiaoyan, was personally conferred the title of clan head by the previous clan head. Moreover, she has taken charge of the clan for over a year and is also a level 29 expert. Who would be able to confine her and remove her from the position of clan head?"
"As long as there are enough benefits, what can't be done?" That maid let out a bitter laugh and said, "Eldest Miss' elder brother and younger brother are both profligate sons who do nothing but live life as it comes. They have great ambitions but little talent. They don't think about how Young Miss has treated them well. Instead, they spend day and night thinking of replacing her place as clan head.
"But how can they possibly become the clan's head? With the way they indulge in a life of luxury and debauchery, they'll probably end up spending away the clan's wealth in less than a year..."
"Alright, get to the point," Anthony reminded her.
"I apologize. It's just that those two b*stards who help outsiders to go against their own family are too detestable," the maid said with a nodded. "The two of them got into contact with outsiders. They divulged the Wang Clan's greatest secret and then opened the doors to dangerous foes."
"The Wang Clan's greatest secret?" Anthony asked curiously. "As a top notch forging clan, the Wang Clan has forged countless Divine Weapon and even Divine Remains Equipments. What other secrets does the Wang Clan have? Who was brought in?"
"The First Prince has sent his strongest subordinate, the Dark Knight. The Fifth Prince has also made a personal trip there. They both support the Eldest Young Master and the Third Young Master respectively," the maid said with a sigh.
Fang Xingjian's eyes narrowed. Putting aside the First Prince, who had strived to attain the Divine level, set up his plans for the entire Empire, and had countless strong subordinates under him, the Fifth Prince was also known to be a genius. It was said that his fist art was one that was bold and powerful, and presses on vigorously. The Fifth Prince was also said to be showing the tendencies of being able to catch up to the First Prince. To think that he had his sights set on the Wang Clan as well?
Anthony asked curiously, "To think that it can attract the attention of both the First Prince and Fifth Prince? What secret is that? And what kind of secret is it for a maid like you to know about it as well?"
"I'm the Eldest Miss' personal maid, and although I'm a maid, we're as close as blood sisters.
"I would like to request for the two of you to not share with others what we've talked about today. Otherwise, there'll be another upheaval in the world," the maid spoke with a grim countenance. "The members of the Wang Clan have established themselves in the Eastern Sand Region for close to 100 years. They're known for their forging abilities, but no one knows that the Wang Clan isn't actually just an ordinary forging clan. They are in fact a royal family who fled from the Western Land's Mountainous Sea Dynasty."
Hearing what the maid said, both Fang Xingjian and Anthony revealed looks of astonishment.
The maid continued, "100 years ago, there were wars and rebel troops everywhere in the Western Land. Just as the Mountainous Sea Dynasty was about to be completely overturned, the King back then picked out two of the most outstanding Princes and sent them escaping to the east and west respectively. The Prince who escaped toward the north came to the Eastern Sand Region in the Empire, settled down, and the Wang Clan became what it is today."
A hint of surprise flashed in both Fang Xingjian's and Anthony's eyes. They had not expected the Wang Clan to have such an amazing history and that they were actually the relicts of the last reign of a dynasty in the Western Land.
Anthony asked, "Seems like when you guys came over, you also brought along a treasure of the Mountainous Sea Dynasty, and that's why the two Princes have set their sights on the Wang Clan?"
The maid smiled bitterly, shaking her head as she said, "That's right. The two Princes who fled back then each took with them the two treasures of the Mountainous Sea Dynasty which had been passed down from the ancient times. One of them is the Heavenly Regal Book, which legend claims that it recorded Heavenly Dao Palace's ten greatest martial arts. The other is the Panwu Heavenly Raiment which had been specially forged for the King after the Mountainous Sea Dynasty had gone through 50 years and gathered countless rare treasures from around the world. It has the ability to split the land and seas, allowing one to have the power to rule the world."
Anthony smiled and said, "Even though the Panwu Heavenly Raiment is said to be able to split the land and seas, and allow one to have the power to rule over the world, didn't the Mountainous Sea Dynasty still end up being annihilated?"
"That was because back then, there hadn't been anyone who could wear the Panwu Heavenly Raiment. It isn't because the Panwu Heavenly Raiment isn't powerful enough," the maid retorted. "It's an item that accumulated the ideas from brainstorming session involving countless experts in the Mountainous Sea Dynasty, and the wealth that was invested in it would be sufficient to build a few thousand Regional Academies. The Panwu Heavenly Raiment's power isn't to be underestimated."
Anthony waved his hand and said, "Alright, alright, alright. So, it seems that the item this lineage brought over is that Panwu Heavenly Raiment then?"
The maid said, "It's true that the item that we have is the Panwu Heavenly Raiment, but its power is far too strong. The Prince who brought it here back then didn't have the ability to suppress it or to use it. Therefore, in order to prevent it from being exposed to the world and thereby creating disasters, he hid the Panwu Heavenly Raiment, leaving behind only a treasure map that has been passed down to each generation's clan head."
Fang Xingjian nodded. "Therefore, the First Prince and the Fifth Prince have both set their targets on the Panwu Heavenly Raiment?"
"That's right. The Fifth Prince's fist art is far too powerful, and the Dark Knight is the First Prince's greatest expert. Right now, the only person who can save Young Miss is you, Lord Fang Xingjian!"
"Since the Wang Clan is forging a Divine Weapon for me... Of course, I'll have to protect your safety." Fang Xingjian smiled. "As for the Panwu Heavenly Raiment... I am interested in it as well."
Five hours later, in the Eastern Sand Region's Sunset Fortress.
Although this fortress, which was located on the borders of the Eastern Sand Region, was known as a fortress, it appeared to be about the size of Great Western City. As the only huge city which one would pass by before arriving at the Sand Country, there were countless merchant groups, warriors, soldiers, and mercenaries gathered here.
The Wang Clan was established in a place like this where there was a mix people of from various groups and statuses.
Right now, in a bedroom in the Wang Clan, the Wang Clan's Eldest Miss, Wang Xiaoyan, was seated before the vanity table.
Looking at her reflection in the mirror and seeing her fair complexion, red lips, long beautiful hair that was falling down like a waterfall, and pair of eyes that was like the bright stars, Wang Xiaoyan let out a sigh. Her face was full of worry.
Just then, a maid entered after knocking on the door. She looked at Wang Xiaoyan and said, "Eldest Miss, let us help you to dress and make up. The dinner banquet will be able to start then."
"All of you scram!
"Don't come in here!"
Watching as the servants fled from the room, Wang Xiaoyan let out a bitter laugh. She understood that this would only allow her to delay them for a few minutes.
Thinking of this, she picked up a hair accessory and was about to do her hair.
Just then, a voice rang out behind her, "Do you need help?"
Wang Xiaoyan abruptly turned her head. As she was a level 29 second transition expert, she sent out her Heaven's Perception scanning. She then noticed that Fang Xingjian was standing behind her.
Wang Xiaoyan went on her guard. "Who are you? To be barging into our Wang Clan... Aren't you afraid of death?"
Although Wang Xiaoyan had been to Great Western City before, she had not had a chance to meet Fang Xingjian yet. Therefore, she did not recognize him.
Fang Xingjian spoke calmly, "Fang Xingjian of the Great Western Region. I'm here to help you."
A hint of surprise flashed across Wang Xiaoyan's face. However, in the blink of an eye, the look of astonishment disappeared, leaving behind only bitterness. "It's too late. You aren't able to help me."
Wang Xiaoyan exhaled and said, "You don't know yet, right? The Dark Knight and the Fifth Prince have already fought it out.
"The Fifth Prince truly kept his skills hidden before this. His talent and great power have surpassed all of our imagination. Even you won't be his match."
When Wang Xiaoyan saw a hint of smirk flash on Fang Xingjian’s face, she said, "The Dark Knight has already attained a total of four tiers of perfection in his body's toughness, ether organs, brain regeneration, and specialty seeds. He is just a step away from reaching the Divine level.
"However, it took the Fifth Prince just 17 moves to defeat him. Do you still want to help me?"
With that, she looked straight at Fang Xingjian, as if wanting to see the look of astonishment and difficulty on his face.