Ever since he experienced cutting off a system and absorbing it into his body in Earth's previous parallel world, Fang Xingjian had obtained a lot of information from the system.
Other than that, he had also discovered that some indescribable changes had occurred to his Knight system.
However having cut off True Lord Qingshan's Fantasy Realm system today, these changes seemed to gone went through a qualitative change, giving him an additional progress bar with a 1% figure.
'What if I continue cutting and absorbing systems?'
Fang Xingjian was unable to determine the answer to this question, but he no longer dwelled on it. Right now, the most important thing was the evil god summoning ritual which would be happening in a few days time. Therefore, he continued to say, "What's the situation of the summoning actually like?"
Beside him, Charlot's eyes revealed a cold gleam that was filled with hatred. It was as if he had thought of something that was extremely hard to bear.
He said with great hatred, "Alexander and the others set up the evil god summoning ritual in the Imperial Capital because a large number of lives have to be sacrificed in order to summon an evil god. The entire five million population in the Imperial Capital are their targets to be sacrificed."
"They are going to sacrifice five million people?" Hearing this, even Fang Xingjian could not help but feel extremely surprised. It was five million, not 50,000 or 500,000. Moreover, the five million population in the Imperial Capital were the Empire's essence.
It included countless top notch experts, key personnel, and the pillars serving the court in the Empire.
The deaths of these five million people would be fatal to the Empire. The Empire's rule would be regressed by several decades or centuries in one go.
Charlot smiled coldly and said, "Of course, they wouldn't mind. As long as they can get their hands on the evil god's power, they wouldn't mind sacrificing even the entire Empire.
"It's because once they obtain that unparalleled power, they would be able to create another ten Empires.
"As for the ordinary aristocrats, subjects, and civilians, are they any different from weeds in their eyes?"
Fang Xingjian knew that what Charlot said was right. In Miracle World, the gaps between the battle prowess of individuals were too great. The difference between Divine level experts and ordinary people was like that of two different types of life forms. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the difference was like that between humans and ants.
Under this kind of mentality and culture, it was not be impossible that Alexander and the others would dare to sacrifice so many people.
Charlot continued, "However, they only ended up sacrificing 500,000 people to get the ritual started successfully. The evil god they summoned was the clone of the red evil god from amongst the 12 evil gods."
"The red evil god's clone?" Fang Xingjian stroked his chin and asked, "Is he powerful?"
Fang Xingjian knew of the red faction's black magic. Moreover, after the fight with the Red Mage King this time around, he now understood just how powerful the red faction's black magic was.
The density of the Red Mage King's physical body was extremely high, far beyond Fang Xingjian's imagination. It was something he had never seen before in his life. Even his All-Conquering Sword, which could cut through any physical structure in the world, could only slash into a few centimeters of the Red Mage King's body before it had trouble going any further.
As his body's density and the amount of energy required for slashing through physical structures were both very high, the Red Mage King could be said to a human shield against the All-Conquering Sword.
This meant the body of the red evil god's clone could only be even tougher than that of the Red Mage King. Fang Xingjian felt that the clone would be a troublesome opponent since one could only deal with him by forcibly going against him head on.
Charlot replied, "He's very troublesome. I remember that back then, none of the experts present were able to break through his defense. In the end, it was only after everyone's combined efforts in attacking that the defense of the red evil god's clone was broken. Then he ended up being killed slowly.
"However, thereafter, the Krieg royal family, Shang, and the four Mage Kings joined forces to attack you. You were seriously injured and didn't manage to get any benefits from the evil god summoning ritual."
Fang Xingjian thought that it would be possible to defeat the red evil god's clone if everyone were to join forces.
Fortunately, with the Abyss Lord killed and True Lord Qingshan having his system cut off, the pressure he would receive was now greatly reduced.
Despite this, being surrounded and attacked by six unrivalled experts was still an extremely dangerous situation.
Charlot said, "Teacher, our greatest chances is to look for the Church of Universal Truth and join forces with them. You have ties with Lord Holy Orison, so if the two Guardian Kings sent by the Church this time around can stand on our side, our chances of willing will increase by a lot."
'The Church of Universal Truth?' Fang Xingjian looked at Charlot and asked, "Do you know who those two Guardian Kings are? When will they arrive?"
Charlot shook his head helplessly. "There's internal strife in the north and the two Guardian Kings made their way here in secret. No one knows who they are. However, I know where they first appeared. It's at the Satellite Town that's 20 kilometers to the south of the Empire. They appeared there and made their moves to stop the evil god ritual when it started.
"Teacher, maybe you can join forces with them to stop the ritual."
Fang Xingjian's gaze flickered. If what Charlot said was right, this would be a good idea. Not only did he know the Holy Orison who was one of the Church's Guardian Kings, but he had also participated in the Church's Martial Techniques Grading Plan in the past.
'It might be time to contact the people from the Church.'
Fang Xingjian then thought of that black-robed man who had taken away his mother's corpse. Was that person one of the Church's Guardian Kings?
Nodding, Fang Xingjian looked at Charlot and said, "In that case, change your appearance and I'll stay in your body. You'll then hide your identity while looking for the traces of those two Guardian Kings."
Charlot nodded as his eyes filled with excitement. He knew well just how powerful his teacher was. However, no matter how powerful Fang Xingjian was, there was no way he could be a match for so many experts.
Nonetheless, if the two Guardian Kings from the Church of Universal Truth were included, the results would be very different. Even if they could not get the upperhand, things would at least play out in a different way from his previous life. At the minimum, they would not be surrounded, attacked, and dealt severe injuries, as well as not even have the chance to retaliate.
However, at the next moment, Charlot wore a bitter expression and said, "Teacher, I'm only at first transition level 19. I'm not able to change my physical body."
Fang Xingjian frowned and said, "I'll just help you with that." Saying that, he slapped down his palm onto Charlot's body, and amidst Charlot's agonizing cries, his body structure was changed. Charlot's height became 1.6 meters, and his built became lean and haggard, taking on an ordinary appearance just like that of an ordinary civilian.
"Even a Divine level expert would have to observe carefully and use their martial will to scan repeatedly in order to see through this." After saying that, Fang Xingjian turned into a stream of sword light and darted into Charlot's body.
"Go look for the two Guardian Kings based on what you experienced in your previous life. I need to study my sword arts in detail for a while."
Fang Xingjian looked at his conjured physique which had some minor cracks. During this battle, he killed the Abyss Lord, dealt Alexander with severe injuries, and cut off True Lord Qingshan's system. However, it had not been that easy to deal with the combined attacks of the five great experts. Fang Xingjian had also lost 30% of his powers.
However, it was not as if he did not get anything out of this. After the series of highly intense battles, he gained a new comprehension toward the Light Pursuit Sword Technique which had reached a new height. He decided to make good use of his time to study it and raise the profoundness of his sword arts and sword formation.