"Oh?" Fang Xingjian said coldly, "I crippled the First Prince, yet you're not looking to seek revenge from me?"
Alexander laughed out loud and said, "In my eyes, all of you are my children. What does it matter if there is bickering between children? Moreover, it's true that George is a little obstinate and self-opinionated. This setback will be useful for his growth.
"As for his cultivation being crippled, he'll just need to train it back up. If my son doesn't even have this little boldness, then I won't need him to inherit the throne either."
Hearing their conversation, great turmoil rose in Jacob's heart.
'This kid is called Fang Xingjian? He's that person who invented the Rebirth Sword Technique? Previously, when I heard the reports from the juniors in the clan, he was merely a Conferred Knight. To think that he has already attained the second tier of the Divine level now? And he's even this strong?
'What kind of talent is this? Such a person has not appeared in the course of history before.'
Jacob's eyes were filled with astonishment. 'Moreover, even though he crippled the First Prince, the King isn't going to kill him?' Jacob understood well that this King was the true King. Not only was his cultivation unfathomable, but his character was one that was extremely heartless. In his eyes, everyone could be sacrificed and made use of.
He looked like a benevolent father, viewing everyone in the world as his children. However, since he viewed all living things as his children, he would not hold back on sacrificing them. Jacob had not doubt in the King's bold spirit at all.
When one's benevolence reached an extreme, it would become cruel. When one's cruelness reached an extreme, it would become benevolent. Right now, in Jacob's heart, Alexander was an existence that could freely transit between being cruel and benevolent, between emotionless and loving, and between kind and evil.
Seeing how the King could let Fang Xingjian off despite having even crippled the First Prince, it could only mean that Fang Xingjian held a greater value than the First Prince.
Hearing the King's words, Fang Xingjian was also slightly stunned. He shook his head and said, "I find your words hard to believe.
"However, it does not matter if you do wish to seek revenge against me. I'll take you on at anytime. As for today, since this person has set up a formation to kill me, of course, I'll have to return the favor."
"Oh? Do you know who is the person before you? Jacob, the head of the Holy Light Clan—he and the five people you've killed are all from clans that already existed when the country was founded. They are aristocrats whose legacies have been passed down for several centuries."
"So, what about it? If I want to kill someone, there's no relevance to his identity, background, and legacies," Fang Xingjian said coldly.
"That's true. With your sword arts, it's fine if you want to kill them. However, what if I want to stop you?"
With a simple word, the atmosphere turned ten times more silent than before. It was extremely tense.
Both Fang Xingjian and Alexander fell silent at the same time.
Fang Xingjian did not say a single word, and Alexander looked at Fang Xingjian, seeming to smile yet not. It was as if Alexander was waiting to see how Fang Xingjian was going to reply.
Looking at the situation before him, Jacob's heart heaved a slight sigh of relief. It was as if he suddenly had the feeling of narrowly escaping death.
Earlier, at the moment the white bone short sword which Fang Xingjian was holding came down onto his head, he had really thought that he was doomed. Fang Xingjian had a great mastery of sword arts and was extremely ferocious. Despite Jacob and the other five of them going all out, they had been unable to stop him in the least.
However, at the next moment, there was a sudden change in the situation. Alexander had appeared to stop Fang Xingjian, saving Jacob. In fact, Alexander even wanted Fang Xingjian to completely give up on killing Jacob.
Looking at Fang Xingjian who had fallen silent, Jacob could not help but smile. It was true that Fang Xingjian was very strong and that his sword arts were truly amazing. Moreover, his talent was simply demonic.
'But what about it? When facing Ancient Path of Hell, the top person in the Empire, he has no choice but to submit. Faced with the Empire's royal family and the Ancient Path of Hell, faced with power that's stronger than his own, he will still have to submit,' Jacob kept thinking as he stared coldly at Fang Xingjian.
'It seems like from today onwards, our clans will all have to submit to the royal family. Otherwise, we'll have to continuously suffer from Fang Xingjian's threat. Alexander has this all planned out. However, no matter what, he has saved me. As for Fang Xingjian... I'll need to think of a way to get rid of him.'
Thinking this, Jacob's eyes narrowed, and there seemed to be endless schemes and plots flashing in the depths of his pupils.
Today, he had been done in bad by Fang Xingjian. Not only was the Gates of Heaven, which had been passed down for several centuries, been destroyed, but also that the other five clan heads were killed and he was dealt with serious injuries. Moreover, their efforts from the past three years had gone down in vain. Thinking of all these, he looked at Fang Xingjian with a gaze that was filled with vengeance and hatred.
However, he managed to keep his life. As long as he could survive this, he would let Fang Xingjian know what true horror and regret were.
'It's true that your martial arts are godlike. However, your subordinates, your teachers, your disciple, your family, and your friends might not be the same.' Thinking of this, Jacob gritted his teeth and looked at Fang Xingjian with a hint of pride. 'We have plenty of time to slowly have fun in the future. See how I'm going to take you down. I'll make what that happened today be the greatest regret in your entire lifetime.'
Thinking of this, Jacob looked at Fang Xingjian with an increasingly proud expression. He was confident that Fang Xingjian would not dare to make an enemy out of Alexander and knew that he was already safe.
However, at the next moment, he realized that he was wrong, very wrong.
"Alexander, if I want to kill someone, no one can stop me, not even you."
Without a sound, immense pain had already transmitted into Jacob's brain.
Jacob lowered his head to look at his chest. Unknowingly, a sword mark had split open on his body, and the long wound made it seemed like his body had cracked apart by itself. A large amount of blood burst out, and it was as if blood was raining down.
Jacob's expression stiffened. "You!"
At the next moment, more and more crack marks appeared throughout his body, slashing his body into pieces instantly. It was as if there had been that many sword marks on his body to begin with.
The Instant sword was able to slash out an attack without being present.
Seeing Jacob's body shatter, Alexander wore a furious expression. "Fang Xingjian!" He then waved his hand and encompassed Jacob with layers of ripples.
Throughout this process, Jacob's martial will had already been shattered twice consecutively.
The Instant sword attack that was lashed out outside of time and space was not something which Jacob could fend off. By the time he reacted, the attack had already struck him.
However, after Alexander's palm brought about ripples to encompass Jacob, Fang Xingjian's Instant sword attack passed through the entire stretch of ripples, unable to hurt Jacob who was protected within. This was a skill from the Ancient Path of Hell which only a fifth tier Divine level expert could cultivate—Deities and Ghosts Sunderance.
'The external space seems to have been cut off entirely? Folding up space? Compressed space?' Fang Xingjian's countenance changed. When his Instant sword attack slashed toward Jacob, it had went through Jacob, as if the space encompassed by the ripples did not exist at all.
Alexander said coldly, "This is the means of handling space which a fifth tier Divine level expert can do. It's also the Deities and Ghosts Sunderance which is a secret technique passed down in the Ancient Path of Hell. There's no way for you to break through it. Fang Xingjian, I give you one last chance. Are you really going to make an enemy out of me?"
"Why is there the need to say so much? Since you're already at the fifth tier of the Divine level and have the Sudden Inspiration ability, then you should know my choice," Fang Xingjian said frigidly. "Today, right now, I must kill him immediately. Stop me if you want, but save all that trash talk."
As he said that, the Celestial Eradication Sword Formation was unleashed to its full potential. The white bone short sword in Fang Xingjian's hand brought along a myriad of sword shadows, and an endless power slashed out once again toward Jacob.
'Since you distort space, allowing him to be cut off completely, then I'll use absolute power to destroy the structure of the distortion, killing him.'
This was as if a bedsheet was folded up to block the mattress, and Fang Xingjian wanted to use brute force to lift up the bedsheet and stab the mattress to its death.