Seeing this scene, Lan Yue bellowed, "What are you guys doing?!"
A girl said, "Sister Lan Yue, you... to Madam Blue Sacred Moonlight..."
"Shut up," Lan Yue said coldly. "Lord Xingjian and Grandmother had a fair fight, and the winner was decided without any sinister acts involved. What are you guys trying to do now? After losing, you want to attack others with numbers? You can't afford to lose? Are you going to throw away all of our Full Moon Shrine's reputation?"
With just a few words, Lan Yue managed to suppress everyone from the Full Moon Shrine, displaying her great prestige amongst the disciples. After hearing what she said, the many pacified members of the Full Moon Shrine went back. Then Lan Yue looked toward the countless guests and offered words of apology. The wedding was cancelled, and all the guests were sent off.
Throughout the entire process, Lan Yue displayed the capability of a successor to a great faction, showing that she was a person of great bearing. Her strength of being at tier one of the Divine level also backed her up.
Fang Xingjian just watched and only spoke contemplatively after everyone had departed, "You aren't bad. The Blue Sacred Moonlight is nothing compared to you. If given enough time, you'll definitely be able to surpass her."
"Sir, you've complimented me too much." Lan Yue seemed to have become a weak young lady once again before Fang Xingjian. "What would it take for you to let Grandmother off? Our Full Moon Shrine will guarantee that we will never go against you in the future, and we will fully support the Second Prince in succeeding the throne."
"These are the things that should be done," Fang Xingjian said with a nod. "Other than these, I also want to go through all of the manuals you have in the Full Moon Shrine."
A few days later, the news of Fang Xingjian defeating the Blue Sacred Moonlight and crippling the First Prince spread like a tornado. It shocked the entire world, and everyone was so astonished by this news that they felt dizzy.
No one had expected that Fang Xingjian would be able to do this, and even more so, no one had thought that he would dare to do this.
The entire Empire settled down very quickly, just like the calm before the storm. Everyone knew that the Krieg royal family would not let this matter rest when their successor had gotten crippled. If they did not do anything, it would be as if they had admitted their defeat to Fang Xingjian. Their reputation would be ruined. How could they possibly continue to rule over the Empire like that?
Countless influences and organizations stopped all of their actions. They were all waiting, waiting to see what the Krieg royal family was going to do.
However, Fang Xingjian continued to stay at the Full Moon Shrine as if nothing had happened, flipping through the manuals of this faction which had inherited countless years of legacies.
As Fang Xingjian flipped through the manuals, occasional streams of faint chaotic glow would flash in his eyes. It was as if the universe was changing and the world was moving, displaying an unrivalled sense of mystery.
'The Krieg royal family hasn't decided on how they're dealing with me yet?' Fang Xingjian thought to himself, 'They probably have all of their attention on the evil god ritual right now. To summon and kill an evil god, and then obtain the power from the evil god... Once they succeed, it will definitely be a great event that can change the world's history.'
As Fang Xingjian thought about these, his mind continued to circulate at a rapid speed as he learned the various martial techniques recorded in the Full Moon Shrine's manuals and built up on his own sword arts.
The Full Moon Shrine's method for condensing one's martial will at the tier one of the Divine level was called the Moonlight King Physique. It condensed one's martial will into an existence that was like the Moonlight King Physique. While it might not be amazingly strong, it could change in various ways and was extremely agile. It could also freeze all living things in the world. This showed Fang Xingjian a different direction in condensing one's martial will, providing him with more information for him to condense his martial will.
Fang Xingjian also read through the cultivation methods for the second tier of the Divine level to shatter one's physical body and move about through one's will, as well as the means of completely turning one's physical body into ether particles at the third tier of the Divine level.
However, the Full Moon Shrine only had the information for cultivating up to the third tier of the Divine level. On this note, it was a far cry from the Mystic Abyss Heavenly Emperor's legacy.
Standing next to Fang Xingjian, it was as if Lan Yue had become a maid, serving him tea and being as docile as a little kitten.
When she looked at Fang Xingjian, her gaze was filled with gentleness. It was as if she had placed all of her love and emotions on him. Lan Yue wore a long robe with a high slit, revealing a pair of long, slender, and fair legs that seemed to be glowing.
Any man would probably develop certain thoughts upon being looked at by a great beauty, let alone the fact that this beauty was even a Divine level expert. This would add on endless desire and sense of satisfaction for one to subdue her.
However, Fang Xingjian knew that this lady was a crafty one and that her being nice to him was just a facade. If Fang Xingjian were an ordinary person, she would have long killed him in a single strike.
Seeing that Fang Xingjian had put down the manual he was holding, Lan Yue said in a soft voice, "Sir, do you still want other manuals?"
Fang Xingjian smiled, not replying. Instead, he looked toward the Blue Sacred Moonlight, who was in the form of a light sphere, floating at the side. He asked, "Where's the formation you used on that day? I want to take a look."
The Blue Sacred Moonlight's expression had been gloomy to begin with, and upon hearing what Fang Xingjian said, she was so infuriated that her brows were raised up high. "That's the secret art of our Full Moon Shrine, and it's never to be imparted to outsiders."
Fang Xingjian flicked his finger and said nonchalantly. "You wanted to kill me, and I'm already considered to have shown you mercy for sparing your life. If you continue to refuse to cooperate, then I can only put in a little more effort and wipe out the Full Moon Shrine."
The Blue Sacred Moonlight's expression kept on changing. However, sensing Fang Xingjian's killing aura, she could not voice out words of rejection.
Lan Yue, who was at the side, immediately said, "Grandmother, you should tell it to him. Otherwise, with his talent, it mightn't be impossible for him to uncover the profoundness within by himself if he were to scan through the entire set up of Mingyue Mountain."
The Blue Sacred Moonlight let out a long sigh and wore an extremely dejected look on her face. Then at the next moment, a tremendous amount of information was sent to Fang Xingjian's mind. It was the content for Mingyue Mountain's formation, including a method that could absorb an extraordinary amount of will fragments, and then store and convert them into energy for the martial will.
'Mmmm... Not bad...' Fang Xingjian thought approvingly. 'With this formation, the prowess of the Celestial Eradication Sword Formation can be brought up a notch higher. It's a pity that this method of accumulating power is too slow. Without having accumulated power for several decades or centuries, there's no way to unleash its true prowess.'
While Fang Xingjian was engrossed in studying the Full Moon Shrine's manuals, the First Prince was seated in a horse carriage. All the muscles throughout his body continued to undulate. He was silently cultivating his physical body, retraining the Training techniques and Nurturing techniques he had cultivated as an apprentice.
After some time, the horse carriage came to a stop. Someone helped the First Prince off the carriage, and he entered a pavillion.
In the pavillion, there was a middle-aged man whose face was covered by a moustache and beard. He had long hair that draped down behind his back. His attire was very casual, but he still appeared to be very poised and dignified.
Seeing the First Prince's arrival, he pointed to the seat before him and said, "Sit."
"Uncle." The First Prince nodded and sat down.
The middle-aged man the First Prince had addressed as 'Uncle' was the current Sect Master of the Ancient Path of Hell, one of the Empire's top ten Divine level experts—the Abyss Lord.
Looking at the First Prince's appearance, the corner of the Abyss Lord's lips curled up slightly as he broke into a smile. "Not bad. It seems like you aren't dejected. Why, are you mad that we're not seeking revenge for you?"
The First Prince shook his head. Although his condition caused him to only have the strength of an ordinary person, he gave off an unfathomable feeling. Even the Abyss Lord felt that this was a little strange. The First Prince said, "Father and Uncle have your reasons for doing this. Moreover, this is my enmity. I'll seek revenge for myself."
The Abyss Lord nodded. "There are at most two months before the start of the ritual to summon the evil god. You should prepare yourself well for it.
"As for Fang Xingjian, your father has his own arrangements. You can leave him be for now."