One beam, two beams, three beams... 12 beams of holy light merged into one. Their prowess could vaporize a peninsular, and even the Panwu Heavenly Raiment was so terrified that it started trembling.
However, this full power attack was still slashed apart by Fang Xingjian with a single attack. His longsword slashed through the light pillar like slashing through a bolt of white cloth. He charged up before the Gates of Heaven slicing the pillar of holy light into two.
With a swoosh, his sword slashed onto the Gates of Heaven. The gates started roaring out furiously like an infuriated wild beast, and white flames started burning all around it.
"It's useless. How dare you take the initiative to attack the Gates of Heaven?! You're really extremely foolish!" Jacob spoke disdainfully, seeing the Gates of Heaven being attacked like this.
The Gates of Heaven was a Divine Remains Equipment which the Holy Light Clan had spent several centuries of effort—gathering and refining countless heavenly and earthly treasures, and then absorbing the faith of their believers over a period of 100 years—in order to refine. Furthermore, while in the formation, it was further reinforced by the martial wills of six Divine level experts and received the protection of the energy from the sunlight that was gathered from a range of several hundred lis. It could be said to be extremely tough and was hard to be broken as long as the sun did not go out.
The reinforcement of the Gates of Heaven was many times more ingenious than the formation set up by the Northern Ice Region's Henry Clan, who had continuously reinforced their ancestors' remains over 100 years.
Unless the attacker's unleashed power exceeded the power from amassing the sunlight within a radius of several hundred lis, in addition to the reinforcing power from the six Divine level experts... It would hard to break through this formation.
However, the moment he finished speaking, Jacob's expression stiffened.
Fang Xingjian let out a cold snort and slashed out yet again. The three white bone short swords floating behind him shone in a glaring glow like three small suns and exuded an overwhelming amount of sword light. The Celestial Eradication Sword Formation was activated at full power.
At the next moment, the white bone short sword Fang Xingjian was holding brought along layers of glow. As if slashing through space, it also brought about a series of sword marks, slashing fiercely onto the Gates of Heaven.
There was a loud hiss, and it was as if a bolt of lightning had torn the sky apart. The long sword marks extended out for several tens of kilometers and remained suspended in the sky.
Under the sword marks, a long opening was torn through the Gates of Heaven. It seemed to have three quarters of it cut off, and its white glow was flickering as if it would be extinguished at any moment.
"Ahhh!" Seeing this scene, the Holy Light Clan's head, Jacob, started trembling all over like someone had dug out a piece of flesh from his heart. The great treasure, which had been passed down through his clan for several centuries, had perished in his hands. How could he possibly not be furious? How could he not feel heartache?
"Fight it out with him!" Jacob roared out furiously and was about to activate his secret arts when he saw Fang Xingjian's body shatter. Sword light filled up the void space, and there was a surging killing aura.
The Night Massacre Clan's head martial will had only moved slightly when he found himself encompassed by darkness. With a single Chaotic Blitz attack, he was robbed of his five senses, and before he could react to the situation, he was already crushed into dust by a beam of sword light.
The Dark Shadow Clan's head stared furiously with his eyes agape, and the over ten Superior Divine Weapons he was equipped with suddenly glowed. A trail of blood appeared at the center of his forehead, and his brain and will were all wiped out.
The head of the Fervent Dragon Clan let out a sharp howl, and his entire body became covered up by layers of stacking dragon scales. He activated his True Dragon Blood Lineage, and his body seemed to have become that of a Divine level ferocious beast. However, he was still struck by a sword attack that came plunging down from void space and was cut into two like a piece of tofu. At the next moment, a myriad of sword light burst out on his body, and every single piece of his flesh and every single part of his will were sliced into pieces.
The Thunder King Clan's head was engulfed by endless sword light in the sky, flashing in the boundless light from lightning. He exploded like a bomb, dissipating into the air.
The head of the Illusory Clan dodged three consecutive beams of sword light, then a soft cry of surprise rang out in void space as a sword mark burst open on his body. He died under the Instant sword attack.
In less than a single second, the Gates of Heaven was destroyed, and five of the clan heads instantly lost their lives. Jacob appeared as if someone had poured a basic of cold water onto his head, and his fury turned into shock and horror.
The white bone short sword in Fang Xingjian's hand was already descending onto his head.
However, just as Jacob was going to be killed in a single sword attack, a palm appeared before Fang Xingjian, blocking him.
"That's enough, Fang Xingjian."
Behind Jacob, a yellow-robed middle-aged man, who had a crown on his head and wore an awe-inspiring expression, appeared out of nowhere.
The man's eyes were gleaming like they contained all sorts of emotions that humans had. He seemed to be able to see endless feelings of compassion, kind-heartedness, and great love, yet he was also able to see brutality, shrewdness, and cold-bloodedness. It was as if he could see the entire human society.
He reached out his palm, and the prints on his palm were like mountain streams and flowing rivers, the sun, the moon and the stars, which contained endless power within them.
The palm was gently placed below Fang Xingjian's sword, and that short sword which could slash apart the Gates of Heaven and kill six Divine level experts seemed to have encountered a natural moat, unable to move down even a little bit.
Looking at the man behind him, Jacob was taken by surprise, and his eyes filled with astonishment. "A... Alexander?"
The man who had appeared was the ruler of the Empire, the leader of the Krieg royal family, and the Empire's King—Alexander Krieg.
Jacob had said earlier that even if the King were to come, they would still be able to put up a fight with their formation. However, when this strongest man of the Empire really appeared, there were only endless feelings of horror in Jacob's heart.
Seeing this dictator of the Empire, an existence who had suppressed the world single-handedly and led the eight great regions for several decades, an intense wariness flashed in Fang Xingjian's eyes as well.
"Fang Xingjian, Jacob, both of you are my subjects. Don't be killing amongst yourselves." Alexander's finger brushed past Fang Xingjian's white bone short sword. Fang Xingjian felt a slight ripple on his sword, accompanied by a huge tremor, and he had no choice but to withdraw his sword.
'Is he directly distorting space to channel away my strength, pitting me against myself?' Fang Xingjian's eyes narrowed slightly, 'Such means...? Is he at the fourth or fifth tier?'
The King's power far surpassed that of Fang Xingjian's expectations. He had initially thought that no matter how deep their accumulation of power were, no matter how rich the royal family's resources were, it would already be considered a great feat if the King could reach the third tier of the Divine level. However, it now seemed that the King might have already reached the fourth tier or even fifth tier of the Divine level. This was why he could easily distort space and flick away Fang Xingjian's white bone short sword with a single finger.
'If he has a fourth tier Divine level expert's cultivation, then he should already possess the Sudden Inspiration ability... So that's why... That's why he's here to stop me?'
As if he knew what Fang Xingjian was thinking, Alexander looked at Fang Xingjian with admiration and said, "Fang Xingjian, you're a talent, and I admire you a lot. Both you and Jacob are my good subjects, and you shouldn't have internal strife.
"If you have the time and effort to do such things, then you should be rendering your services to the country."