At the next moment, the Crystal of Time was activated, and time stopped for one second before it flowed again.
The Astral Ancestor's and Lan Yue's wills exploded, turning into countless flashing lights.
However, this time around, the attacking prowess that was used on the two Divine level experts in a single second had lowered a lot more. The Astral Ancestor was still able to retain a part of his will which existed as a clump, and his phantom image floated in midair.
He saw Tiandao's countenance change drastically. All of the Astral Ancestor's attacks had almost no effect at all, yet Tiandao was able to perform attacks that the Ancestral Ancestor could neither fend off nor dodge. How was the Astral Ancestor supposed to fight?
His body shattered, and he turned into a series of lights and shadows, wanting to escape using a second tier Divine level expert's lightspeed movements.
However, to the Astral Ancestor's despair, the escape through his martial will's movements could only be sustained at a speed of one meter per second.
He was unable to attack, defend, or even escape.
At this moment, Tiandao was truly displaying the great prowess of black magic. Under the Astral Ancestor's and Lan Yue's despairing gazes, Tiandao slowly walked toward Fang Xingjian.
'This is the true prowess of black magic?' The Astral Ancestor's eyes were filled with astonishment. 'I initially heard that the Mage Association had the power to contend with the Church of Universal Truth and that black magic held the means to destroy the world, but I thought that these were just rumors.
'However, by the looks of it, the prowess of black magic is still something that far surpasses my imagination.'
Lan Yue's eyes were also filled with disbelief. 'This kind of black magic is too powerful. We aren't a match for him at all. Even if Fang Xingjian joins forces with us, we definitely won't be his match, let alone when it's just us.
'How is it possible that there's such a terrifying power in this world? How can we possibly win against an opponent like this?'
Putting them aside, Titan was even more astonished. 'The Gold Robed black magic is really one of the most profound and unfathomable factions amongst the twelve factions of black magic. Considering how powerful Tiandao already is, how strong would the Gold Mage King be? And how powerful would the Black Mage King, who's the strongest in the Mage Association, be?'
Titan exhaled and sighed while thinking, 'As expected, the Mage Association and the Church of Universal Truth are the true top notch forces in Miracle World. In comparison, the path of Knights is too ordinary. One would only be able to go up against black magic when they have reached the level of the Mystic Abyss Heavenly Emperor or the Divine Sun Emperor.'
By this time, Tiandao had already walked up to Fang Xingjian. As for Lan Yue and the Astral Ancestor, he paid them no heed at all. There were merely ants that he could easily kill if he so wished.
As he looked at Fang Xingjian, who had his eyes closed while sitting cross-legged, and sensed the powerful strength of Fang Xingjian's body, Tiandao's eyes revealed an endless yearning.
WIth the black magic he possessed, he would only need to snatch Fang Xingjian's body and increase his cultivation again. That way, Tiandao would be able to do as he wished in the Miracle World.
By then, in the free attacking time of one second which he had, existences like the Astral Ancestor would not just have their wills shattered. They would also be dealt with serious injuries.
However, right at this moment, Fang Xingjian's eyes opened slowly, and he looked calmly at Tiandao.
Lan Yue's martial will gushed crazily toward Fang Xingjian, "Be careful. He is too powerful. Don't battle him head-on." Her will contained the information from their earlier exchange with Tiandao as she transmitted it toward Fang Xingjian.
However, under the effect of the Gracefulness of Time, this surge of information was also moving at one meter per second. It could not be transmitted into Fang Xingjian's mind immediately.
Therefore, under Lan Yue's despairing gaze, Tiandao lowered his head and once again revealed a shy smile. "Can you hand your body over to me?" Right now, while he was not fighting, Tiandao seemed to have once again become the shy and reserved boy from before.
However, Fang Xingjian gazed at Tiandao expressionlessly, not sensing any danger through his Sudden Inspiration at all.
So, Fang Xingjian looked at Tiandao, sensed the aura that was coming from him, and scanned the layers of golden magic prints that were under his clothes.
Fang Xingjian said calmly, "Tiandao? Or Titan?"
Tiandao scratched the back of his head and said, feeling a little embarrassed, "I'm Tiandao." Then at the next moment, he smiled and added, "I'm taking your physical body. Thank you."
As he said that, the entire world came to a standstill once again under the Astral Ancestor's and Lan Yue's despairing gazes, and Tiandao slapped out toward Fang Xingjian's head.
This palm came with level 10 black magic—Withering of Time.
Concurrently, Tiandao's golden martial will turned into a myriad of fist light, smashing toward Fang Xingjian. He unleashed his full power from the very beginning, wanting to smash Fang Xingjian's will into dust.
After smashing Fang Xingjian's martial will, Tiandao wanted to accelerate time through the Withering of Time until Fang Xingjian's will disintegrated. He would then use the Time Resurgence Technique to snatch Fang Xingjian's body and get this newly acquired body to match his own will perfectly.
All the attacks were completely within one second. Then time regained its flow, and the effects of the attacks were shown.
The air surged like sea waves under the repercussions of his attacks. Gushes of Waves were sent sweeping out with loud booms. Under these attacks that were purely targeted toward the will, almost all the animals within a range of 1,000 meters were killed from the shock.
Even Lan Yue's and the Astral Ancestor's faces had turned pale.
However, Tiandao's countenance had become extremely grim.
He could sense that his golden martial will, which he had sent crashing out, was like a wooden block that collided into a steel plate. Not only did he not manage to blast away Fang Xingjian's martial will, but his martial will also seemed to show signs of shattering.
'What kind of joke is this? What conjured physique did he condense? How can he be this powerful?'
The Heaven-Connecting Sword Physique, which Fang Xingjian created after combining the secret arts of countless sects, had a prowess that far surpassed Tiandao's imagination. Tiandao was encountering the situation he was most unwilling to encounter.
That situation was one in which if his full-power attacks could not break the opponent's defense, then it would be useless no matter how long he could stop time for.
At the same time, deathly sword intents had already encompassed Tiandao's body.
"You're attacking me?"
Sensing the effect of Fang Xingjian's will on his own body, Tiandao's countenance changed. 'This is bad. He is immune to black magic. There's nothing he can do when the Crystal of Time accelerates my time.
'But the mass deceleration of the Gracefulness of Time is useless on him.'
However, Tiandao still had what was considered a calm expression. 'It's fine. One second... I only need to hang on for one second. My martial will is at 600 points, and one second is still...'
This word rang out in Tiandao's mind. In a millisecond, all of his golden will was stirred into dust. Then at the next moment, Tiandao's body was engulfed by the endless sword Qis and torn into pieces.
Tiandao had not even managed to hang on for one millisecond, let alone making it through the one-second cooling period. He was crushed into dust by Fang Xingjian, and even the Crystal of Time was destroyed.
Sensing that the Crystal of Time was crushed, Tiandao bellowed furiously, "Fang Xingjian! Look at what you've done!"
However, Fang Xingjian tapped out his finger across space once again, and Tiandao's golden will exploded and scattered once again.
Tiandao immediately changed his attitude, softening his tone, "Fang Xingjian, wait a moment, wait a moment..."
With a boom, Tiandao's will shattered and was once again engulfed by the endless sword Qis. By the time the endless sword Qis scattered, Tiandao's will had already disappeared. He was completely dead.
Throughout the entire process, Tiandao had been unable to hang on for even a second. Titan, the Astral Ancestor, and Lan Yue were all dumbfounded as they watched this scene.