Hearing what the Fifth Prince said, the Dark Knight sneered and said, "We aren't the only three parties who are fighting for the position of Wang Clan's clan head. Has Your Highness forgot about Wang Clan's Eldest Miss, Wang Xiaoyan? This lady was asked by Fang Xingjian to forge a Divine Weapon, and she also has someone to back her up."
"Are you talking about Fang Xingjian?" The Fifth Prince smiled and said, "He's but a brat from desolate land. Eldest Brother hasn’t had the heart to deal with him. Could it be that he wants me, his younger brother, to do the job?
"Then why doesn't Eldest Brother just step down completely, and also let me take over the matters in the Xingwu Region? Suppressing the various factions in the world, letting the government and the people become one... These aren't things that anyone can do."
Just then, Wang Clan's Eldest Young Master, Wang Jiexiu, who was next to the Dark Knight, spoke up, "The Fifth Prince is really talking big. From what I know, the Second Prince is equipped with great skill and strategy. The Fourth Prince has joined the Church of the Universal Truth and is even more unfathomable. As for the Third Prince, although he doesn't step outside of his place, it’s said that he has long become a Demigod and that his strength has soared tremendously over the years. His cultivation is probably above that of Your Highness.
"Although Your Highness has astonishing talent, you entered the scene too late. Even if you wish to achieve something in the future, it'll probably not be easy."
"Hmph, my talent isn't something which you can understand," the Fifth Prince said with a smile, "It's but a matter of time until I attain the Divine level and become the strongest expert in the world. In the entire world, whose talent can be a match for mine?"
"That might not be true," replied Wang Clan's greatest expert, Wang Hexuan. "Right now, the First Prince has already attained the Divine level and the Second Prince has also gone into seclusion to strive to attain the Divine level. A few months ago, there was also Fang Xingjian, the one who created the Rebirth Sword Technique, who also became a Demigod despite having trained for less than two years.
"In the National Academy, there's also Dongfang Ling, who clinched first place in the National Selection at the age of 14. It's said that the Northern Ice Region's Rehlings has also attained two tiers of perfection as well. Their great talents are probably not below Your Highness'.
"Moreover, if Your Highness really were to take control of the Wang Clan, I'm worried that the entire Wang Clan would suffer from the wrath of the First Prince."
"Fang Xingjian? Dongfang Ling? I'll fight it out with them sooner or later, stomp down on their pride thoroughly, and let them know what it means to be a true genius." The Fifth Prince's gaze turned cold as he looked at Wang Hexuan and said slowly, "As for today... do you guys really think that I don't have an ace up my sleeves? My talent and my destiny is beyond all your imagination. Today, I'll let you guys take a look at why I have the confidence to go up against Eldest Brother."
As the Fifth Prince spoke, a phantom image gradually appeared behind his back. It was as if space had shattered and it had come into existence straight from space.
It was a strange wild beast, alike to both a lion and a tiger. It had four eyes, each of them having an emerald green eyeball that was filled with purity, kindness, and curiosity, just like a newborn infant.
There were two small wings on the wild beast's spine which appeared to be very feeble, as if it would not be able to fly at all.
When the wild beast first appeared, everyone was slightly stunned. However, at the next moment, the Dark Knight shot up to his feet abruptly, his eyes filled with disbelief. He stared at the wild beast and said, "This... This is a Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast? The child of the ancient divine beast--Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast? How is that possible? This Divine level ferocious beast should have already become extinct!"
"It's not extinct yet." The Fifth Prince touched the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast's neck and said, smiling, "This is a young puppy I had taken in when I was young. It's only in the recent few years, after it has grown, that I discovered that it's actually the young child of a Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast. Right now, its physical body has already surpassed that of a Demigod with four tiers of perfection. It also has the ability to materialize its will into something physical and could be said to be halfway to attaining the Divine level.
"After it has fully matured, it will truly become a Divine level ferocious beast. Its enormous physical strength and its body will be something that even Divine level experts will not be a match for."
After saying these, seeing how everyone was stunned, mouths agape, the Fifth Prince's gaze turned cold as he stared at the greatest expert in the Wang Clan, Wang Hexuan, and said, "Although you're the strongest expert in the Wang Clan, I'll give you a small punishment for being disrespectful to me. I'll show you the dignity and prestige of the royal family.
"Little Black, do it."
The expression of the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast behind the Fifth Prince changed, and its innocent face was suddenly filled with killing intent as it looked at Wang Hexuan.
Wang Hexuan let out a long whistle as the aura of several hundred specialty seeds rose from his entire body. In that instant, countless physical particles exploded and his aura soared tremendously. His muscles and tendons kept moving, as if they were multiple whips lashing out at the air, constantly releasing pitter-patter sounds.
However, Wang Hexuan had barely just managed to cry out and stand up when the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast, with a focused gaze, sent invisible martial will exploding directly into Wang Hexuan's body.
How terrifying was the power of this youngling of a Divine level ferocious beast? In but an instant, Wang Hexuan had been blasted upward with an agonised cry, spurting blood from the entire surface of his body.
Immediately after, the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast moved with a flash, one of its claws bringing forth gusts of wind filled with the stench of blood as it reached out for Wang Hexuan.
With a furious bellow, Wang Hexuan put his palms together and then raised them up high. He seemed like a great hammer that could destroy everything as he smashed down toward the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast from the skies.
As the hand hammer came plunging down, the gravity around the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast changed. Its gravity increased by over ten times in but a short moment and the ground under its feet cracked and shattered. It was the Wang Clan's great art, the Mountainous Sea Dynasty's great art—Mountain Shaking Hands.
This powerful move that could twist gravity and destroy a stretch of steel city walls struck onto the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast's body. However, the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast's physical body was extremely close to being at the Divine level and thus was far too resistant. The Mountain Shaking Hands had only let its body pause for a short moment before it carried on charging forth, grabbing Wang Hexuan's head. Its entire body then collided into Wang Hexuan's body.
With a tremendous rumble, Wang Hexuan spat out a large mouthful of blood. The tendons, flesh, and bones all over his body had turned into a rotting lump. If it not for him having reached perfection in his body's toughness, he would have turned into a rain of blood from the collision.
Seeing that the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast had only needed one move to defeat Wang Hexuan and was still grabbing onto him, everyone stood up in great astonishment.
"Divine beast! To think that it's really a Divine level ferocious beast!"
"How could someone possibly subdue a Divine level ferocious beast?!"
"Although it isn't really a Divine level beast, it's already very close to being one. It even has the ability to materialize its will."
"What kind of destiny does the Fifth Prince have?"
Everyone looked at the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast, their eyes filled with blatant greed, jealousy, and fear.
The Fifth Prince laid back on the chair and said with great ease, "How is it? With the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast, even if Eldest Brother were to come here personally, I would still stand a chance against him. Second Brother, Third Brother, and Fourth Brother won't be a match for me at all. As for those geniuses like Fang Xingjian and Dongfang Ling... They'll just become my subordinates in the future.
"There's nothing that I can't get my hands on if I wish it."
As if to confirm the Fifth Prince's words, the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast pressed down Wang Hexuan with one of its feet as it released a series of wild roars.
However, just as everyone had been scared into submission and were feeling extremely uneasy, two figures entered the hall.
"To think that it's a youngling of a Divine level ferocious beast. Not bad, not bad. It's just nice since I wanted to forge a Divine Remains Equipment. The more ingredients there are, the better. This Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast can just become the nutrients required for my Divine Remains Equipment.
"The excess flesh can be cooked as well. I haven't eaten the flesh of Divine level ferocious beasts before."
Fang Xingjian brought along Wang Xiaoyan with him. Wherever they passed through, the crowd would be forced to make a path for them under the pressure of their sword intents. The two of them walked right up to the Four-Eyed Heavenly Winged Beast.