"What will I name it?" Fang Xingjian did not care much about this. He looked toward Fang Qian and Wang Xiaoyan, saying, "This is the Divine Remains Equipment which the two of you worked together to modify. You can have the job of naming it."
Wang Xiaoyan gave it some thought and said, "This Divine Armor is able to keep on engulfing various materials, including other Divine Remains Equipment, to evolve itself. Why don't we call it the World-Engulfing Battle God Armor?"
"World-Engulfing Battle God Armor? That doesn't sound bad. We'll go with that then." Fang Xingjian looked at the golden armor with great satisfaction. With a movement of the consciousness in his mind, the armor shrank and turned into an invisible layer of stratum corneum, sticking itself tightly onto Fang Xingjian.
Fang Xingjian continued to ask, "How long more will it take for the Divine Remains Equipment to be forged from the Divine level spinal bone?" Once he could be equipped with the sword and the armor, Fang Xingjian's power would grow tremendously. Even if he were to go and get the Panwu Heavenly Raiment, he would not have to be scared that someone would be waiting to prey on him in secret.
"The World-Engulfing Battle God Armor was something we modified from the previous refinements, while the Divine Sword, that is to be forged from the Divine level spinal bone, needs to be refined starting from scratch. However, the preparations are almost done. After succeeding in refining the World-Engulfing Battle God Armor, we have gained even more experience. Now, we only need to make some changes to the blueprint. Within two to three months, we'll be able to forge a longsword that's a Divine Remains Equipment."
After Wang Xiaoyan finished saying that, Fang Xingjian nodded. "Alright. Feel free to use whatever resources you require. There's no need to save on the money."
After discussing more about the design and plans for the Divine Remains Equipment, Wang Xiaoyan and Fang Qian took their leave. However, soon after that, Zhou Xingwen came in and placed a drawing before Fang Xingjian.
"Xingjian, we have news of a Origin Essence Stone. It doesn't belong to the Church, the Terrene Shrine, or the Empire's royal family. We've discovered a piece of Origin Essence Stone which may still be undiscovered."
"Oh?" Fang Xingjian unrolled the drawing to see that it was one of a dazzling and extremely beautiful young lady. However, Fang Xingjian was not attracted by the young lady but by the necklace around her neck that had a gemstone on it.
Fang Xingjian took a look at the necklace and said, "Someone used an Origin Essence Stone to make a necklace?"
"There's this possibility," Zhou Xingwen said in a deep voice. "After all, there are only a few Origin Essence Stones in the entire world. Few people know of it, and even fewer people recognize it. We've only came up with this suspicion after having verified it multiple times."
"That's right." Fang Xingjian nodded. "Who is this lady?"
"Audrey Pop, the Young Miss from the Pop Clan," Zhou Xingwen said. "The Northern Ice Region's Pop Clan has been dealing with food trade for close to 100 years. They're a wealthy and influential clans in the Northern Ice Region. Although they might not be considered to be one of the best, they are a first-rate influence. It probably wouldn't be easy if we offer to purchase it directly."
"There's no need to alarm them." Fang Xingjian put aside the drawing as he made up his mind about getting his hands on this Origin Essence Stone. Moreover, in order to have absolute confidence, he would need to personally take action in secret and get his hands on the Origin Essence Stone.
Thinking of this, he handed the drawing back to Zhou Xingwen and said, "Leave it be for now. Just keep an eye on it."
Zhou Xingwen was slightly taken aback, as if he had not expected Fang Xingjian to react this way. Was the Origin Essence Stone not something very important and to be acquired immediately?
However, after Fang Xingjian was placed in an unfavorable position from the Terrene Shrine's ambush previously, he no longer planned to let his subordinates alarm others when something as important as an Origin Essence Stone was involved. He planned to personally head to the Northern Ice Region and take a look.
In particular, with the eyes of the First Prince, the escaped Fifth Prince, and the Terrene Shrine all focused on him, this made Fang Xingjian even more unwilling to lose this chance of acquiring an Origin Essence Stone.
Therefore, after Zhou Xingwen left, Fang Xingjian said to Tyrant, "Take on my appearance for the next few days and help me watch over the Great Western City. Make a few trips outside and show your face appropriately."
"Oh?" Although Tyrant was a little surprised, he still nodded to indicate his agreement. Fang Xingjian then looked toward Lilia, who was practicing her sword art at the side, and said, "Lilia, stop for a while."
Seeing that Lilia's face was flushed red, with heat rising from all over her body, Fang Xingjian said, "Tidy up and head out with me."
With Lilia around, she could act as a cover for him. Moreover, he could also take the chance to nurture this disciple of his.
After all, records of Lilia's identity had been almost entirely removed. So, she was the right person for the job.
Therefore, that afternoon, Fang Xingjian brought Lilia along and arrived at Boulder City in Northern Ice Region. The two of them cut across the air and descended over ten kilometers outside the Northern Ice Region. The moment they landed, Fang Xingjian kept his aura in check and changed his appearance.
With the control he had over his physical body, doing things like changing the corner of his eyes, the tip of his nose, or his cheekbones was far too simple. Such changes to the details of his appearance made him look like a completely different person. Even if many students from the Regional Academy had seen him before, they might not be able to recognize him with his current appearance.
The two of them walked toward the Pop Clan's manor, arriving at the wall outside the backyard.
Fang Xingjian looked at Lilia and said, "Wait here for a while. I'll head in and take a look first."
As he spoke, Fang Xingjian performed the sword of Infiltrating Void, entered spatial gaps, and completely disappeared.
Seeing how Fang Xingjian came and went as he wished, envious feelings grew in Lilia's heart.
Out of the Five God-Slaying Swords, the one technique which Lilia was the most envious of and had liked the most awas the Infiltrating Void. It allowed one to come and go as they wished, combining attack and defense into one. It was a pity that she had been unable to comprehend it. On the contrary, she was able to advance quickly in the training of the All-Conquering sword. She felt very helpless about this.
Fang Xingjian darted into spatial gaps and moved casually throughout the entire Pop Clan. With his current sword arts cultivation, he could do something like this with great ease, like a fish swimming in the water. In that instant, he had gone through the entire manor of the Pop Clan, then he eventually stopped in a garden located in the backyard.
The plants in the entire garden had been trimmed into various styles, and several hundred types of flowers were in bloom. The entire place appeared extremely beautiful.
In a pavilion located in this garden, a young lady, whose beauty could be said to be capable of bringing down countries and cities, was reclined on a long bench, with her white dress trailing down to the ground. The young lady's big round eyes were looking at the flower in her hands, while her clean and elegant little feet dangled causally. She was the Pop Clan's Young Miss, Audrey Pop.
This Young Miss, who was said to be the top beauty in the Northern Ice Region, was currently looking at the flower in her hands with a sad expression. It was as if there was something bothering her.
In such a situation, Fang Xingjian took a step forward and exited the spatial gaps, appearing before Audrey.
Audrey blinked and asked, "Who are you?" Her eyes were filled with curiosity and confusion, seemingly totally unafraid of the appearance of a stranger.
Fang Xingjian said nonchalantly, "I'm here to look for you."
"Look for me? Could it be that you want to kidnap me?" Audrey asked with a smiled. "Aren't you afraid that the guards will seize you?"
"In this world, there's no one who can seize me," Fang Xingjian said as his gaze swept past her neck and wrist. However, he did not discover the location of the necklace. Frowning, he asked, "Where's the necklace that you wore around your neck in the past? Why don't I see it anymore?"