Watching as General Allen, whom she had thought to be her great savior, dealt with so easily, Sally's countenance fell and her emotions were sent in a whirl.
'To think that this demon managed to deal with General Allen so easily... How powerful is he? A Demigod with one tier of perfection? A Demigod with two tiers of perfection? What could his cultivation level possibly be?'
Thinking of how she was about to be brought to the Terrene Shrine's den by a great demon lord like this, a hint of desperation flashed in her eyes.
The two young men once again struggled wildly, anxiously looking at Fang Xingjian.
They started sending streams of information currents into Fang Xingjian's brain.
"Demon! Miss Sally's identity is not simple! Do you really think that you'll be able to get out of the fix you'd put yourself into if you captured her and then brought her back?"
"We'll stay behind. Let go of Miss Sally. Otherwise, a great disaster will occur. Do you still not understand?"
"You'll regret this."
A gush of sword intent penetrated their consciousness, pricking at their brains and causing them great pain. They did not dare to say another word. However, when looking at Fang Xingjian, their gazes were filled with the fury, as if they were saying 'We’ve already warned you. You're the one who did not know how to treasure the given chance.'
Two hours later, the group entered a stretch of valleys. Fang Xingjian could sense that many strange life forms were hidden in the forests in the valleys. It was clear that they were summoned by the Terrene Shrine from the worlds beyond the heavens in order to guard their base.
'This stretch of valleys is the Terrene Shrine's headquarters?' Fang Xingjian thought. 'Isn't it too simple? If that were the case, why had the royal family not taken any action all this while? Could it be that they really had reservations for the fact that the Terrene Shrine might summon monsters from alternate worlds which could not be controlled, causing all parties to perish together?'
Just as these thoughts were running through Fang Xingjian's mind, a person flew over. It was a bald and muscular man who was also covered in tattoos. This man looked very much alike the bald man with tattoos whom Fang Xingjian had knocked out.
This man descended from the skies riding a griffin, sending a powerful pressure coming down on them. The entire slave capturing team, traffickers and slaves alike, cried out in alarm. The teams of horses used for moving loads also neighed from the fright.
"Richard, how dare you injure my younger brother!"
The bald man covered in tattoos laughed and walked out from the group, saying, "Richard, do you think that I'd let you off just like that?The moment we entered the valley, I had already alerted my elder brother, Xavious, through black magic.
"I don't know when you’ve started accumulating your power in secret. To think that you now have the ability to defeat Rainbow Arrow! However, you really don't know any better to dare attack me.
"My elder brother has already mastered level 9 black magic..."
A hint of impatience flashed in Fang Xingjian's eyes and he said directly, "You talk too much crap. In other words, you want to find trouble with me, right?"
The elder brother of the bald man with tattoos, Xavius, held back his younger brother. He then looked at Fang Xingjian and said with a cold smile, "Very good. Richard, I hadn't expected that after gaining experience and toughening up outside, you'd no longer be a useless good-for-nothing. You're even more thick-skinned now, to dare to talk back to me.
"However, you have yet to comprehend the ways this world works.
"Only the strong can act arrogant toward the weak. And amongst those present, I'm clearly the strongest..."
Fang Xingjian could not be bothered to listen to his crap. To him, the abilities of these two baldies were no different. He threw out his palm across space, sending the bald man with tattoos flying out. The man ploughed through many mountain walls as his internal organs were crushed and his muscles were smashed. Soon he lost consciousness.
"It's obvious that you aren't the strongest here." Fang Xingjian shook his head and once again looked at the bald man in tattoos.
The baldie cried out in shock, "You can't..."
With a boom, Fang Xingjian pressed down his palm across space, bringing violent air currents down from the skies, and smashing the baldie into the ground, as if hammering a nail. The baldie became a bloody mess and was now on the verge of death.
Each and every Gray Robed Mage was blood-thirsty and brutal, having killed countless lives. Fang Xingjian did not feel bad at all to treat them in this manner.
Looking at how arrogant and domineering Fang Xingjian was acting, everyone in the group fell silent. No one could imagine that Richard, who had always been compliant toward the other Mages, would go through such a tremendous change.
Fang Xingjian spoke nonchalantly, "What are you guys standing there for? Let's go."
The group continued advancing in silence. However, when they were midway through the valley, the entire valley started to tremor fiercely, as if there was an earthquake.
"Hmm?" A light gleamed in Fang Xingjian's eyes and a hint of surprise flashed in them.
The many mountains which formed the stretch of valleys had actually rise upward like many giant fingers, dashing out into the sky together with the ground below the horse carriages.
As if the entire stretch of valley was a huge hand, and the horse carriages were in the middle of its palm.
As sounds of gasps and cries of agony rang out incessantly, a number of horse carriages dropped toward the ground.
Fang Xingjian sent his longsword sweeping and electromagnetic light rays flashed. The mountains turned into multiple stone pillars, stopping everyone's fall.
"What's going on?" Sally looked at Fang Xingjian in astonishment and asked, "You want to kill us here?"
"Idiot," Fang Xingjian looked toward the dark and gloomy sky, saying, "Someone's coming."
The entire stretch of mountain valley flashed with hints of gray light and an extremely heavy pressure came down from the skies. Everyone felt terror and anxiety, as if some kind of natural enemy was going to appear and eat them up.
Sally and the others were all very tense. With such a horrifying aura charging around, it was clear that some kind of top-notch expert was going to arrive.
Fang Xingjian was seemingly calm. Gray Robed Mages were experts in the modification of the physical body, and they had a thorough and deep understanding of the various structures of the human body.
He had wanted to disguise himself in order to slip into the Terrene Shrine's base, but he had also long been prepared for the situation of being discovered.
moreover, everything depended on one's abilities. With Fang Xingjian's abilities, he had full confidence in his ability to retreat unscathed even if he were to forcibly barge into the Terrene Shrine.
The next moment, Fang Xingjian suddenly lifted his head and looked at the sky, his eyes bursting with streams of sword light.
In the sky, a patch of gray clouds had appeared out of nowhere. The gray clouds formed a gigantic human face that was laughing maniacally, "Fang Xingjian, you've come so far to the grass plains to look for us. How could we possibly not be good hosts to you?"
Fang Xingjian turned back to his original appearance, saying, "Someone from the Terrene Shrine? Which of the ten great Elders are you? Or are you that last mysterious genius, the Ghost King?"
Through his exchanges with Tyrant, Fang Xingjian had already found out that the strongest expert in the Terrene Shrine at the moment was its leader, the World Annihilation Heavenly Lord. He was then followed by the ten great Elders, the genius Ghost King, and that Third Prince.
Hearing Fang Xingjian's words, the dark clouds in the sky laughed out loud. Many voices rang out in the surroundings, including crazy shouts, agonizing cries, and furious bellows. And what was even scarier was that nine streams of gray light pillars had soared into the air, turning into waves of a brutal, blood-thirsty, and primitive aura, meaning to encompass Fang Xingjian.Too many 'bald man in tattoos' around, but I feel that this is the elder brother.