At the sight of this scene, the Chaos Witch released a furious bellow.
However, as she was unable to be touched, attacked, or even touch and attack others, there was nothing she could do at this moment to stop the scene before her from happening.
When they returned to this universe and this timeline from the ritual, it had been almost at the same instant when the Purple Mage King slapped out her palm toward Lilia. So, Fang Xingjian was able to sense the presence of danger with his Sudden Inspiration.
There was no hesitation and no need to think about it. Fang Xingjian split 10% of his powers from the battlefield with True Lord Qingshan and turned into a light sword. Then he arrived in the Imperial Capital at light speed and set up a block in front of Lilia.
Seeing the sword light that had suddenly appeared, the Purple Mage King Claudia did not have the same fury Chaos Witch Lamia was feeling. Instead, she revealed an excited smile.
The light sphere in her palm—which she called five million sets of love—was something she had spent a lot of effort to create.
Making use of the opportunity of setting up the ritual, the Purple Mage King encompassed the entire Imperial Capital with all of her powers and the bugs in her control.
She had buried all five million of the Imperial Capital's population underground and gotten her bugs to become parasites in the commoners' brains. The Purple Mage King then gave the same message to all of the commoners.
It was to fall in love with Lilia.
Everyone's mind was filled up by Lilia's information. Lilia's image, voice, and disposition filled up their brains. Then under the effect of black magic, the information turned into endless feelings of love.
All of the details were filled up by that dreamy feeling, and everyone's love was distorted by the Purple Mage King.
It could be said that while the ritual was progressing, she had also taken the opportunity to make the Imperial Capital's entire five million population—regardless if they were male or female, old or young, old grandpas or old grandmas, middle-aged ladies or uncles, or even five-year-old children— fall in love with Lilia at varying degrees.
However, this was merely the beginning. She then made use of the bugs and the power of black magic to draw out the wills of all five million people.
The love belonging to five million people was clenched in her hands. This was what she was truly after.
It could be said that anyone, who was struck by these five million sets of love and had them channeled into their brains, would fall hopelessly in love with Lilia.
However, this could also be said to be a double-edged sword. People below the Divine level would definitely die if they were to receive the impact of five million wills. Even for those amongst the Divine level, the people at tier one or tier two could still be seriously injured.
Thus, when she slammed these five million sets of love toward Lilia, Fang Xingjian had sensed danger and that Lilia would die under this hit. He instantly split up 10% of his powers to set up a block in front of Lilia.
This was the Purple Mage King's goal—to channel the five million sets of love into Fang Xingjian.
Under the Chaos Witch's enraged gaze, the Purple Mage King's smile, and Fang Xingjian's astonished gaze, the purple light sphere gushed into Fang Xingjian's mind and entered deep into his consciousness.
It was as if oil had been poured into a boiling pot. At this moment, Fang Xingjian felt as if his entire brain was going to explode completely and that countless pieces of information seemed to be exploding in his brain.
The surge of five million sets of martial caused even Fang Xingjian, with his current level of cultivation, to be stunned.
"Id*ot." The Chaos Witch looked at this scene and knew that the situation had gone completely out of control. She shook her head and looked sarcastically at the Purple Mage King. Then she said, "You think that you've given him emotions?"
"Isn't that the case?" Purple Mage King Claudia looked at the stunned Fang Xingjian with satisfaction. Looking at the purple glow that kept on flashing in his eyes, she revealed a satisfied smile like she was gazing at a perfect piece of art.
"Emotions..." The Chaos Witch smiled. "He has never been robbed of anything. He has only been sealed up."
"Sealed?" The Purple Mage King frowned and asked doubtfully, "Why is it a seal?"
The Chaos Witch shook her head and slowly dissipated in the air. "You'll never find out what kind of demon you've released."
At the next moment, she had disappeared from the Purple Mage King's view and flew rapidly toward the north.
'The entire situation in the Empire has gone completely out of control. Fang Xingjian's restrictions have been removed and there's probably no one in the Empire who can stop him anymore.'
At the thought of this, Lamia's eyes revealed a solemn gaze. 'Now that things have come to this, we can only place all of our powers with the Steel Lion Kingdom and the Church... I hope that nothing has gone wrong in the north.'
The Purple Mage King started having doubts after the Chaos Witch left. The Chaos Witch's words from earlier continued ringing out in Claudia's mind.
She looked at Fang Xingjian, and a purple martial will kept sweeping out. It seemed as if she was probing deep into Fang Xingjian's mind as she observed the changes to the information in his mind.
Right now, Fang Xingjian's mind was flooded with countless voices.
Countless voices were calling out the same name, and the feelings of love belonging to five million people were compressed in Fang Xingjian's mind. However, those feelings were unable to resonate within him.
The intense feelings of love did not distort Fang Xingjian's consciousness and gave him emotions. Instead, they called out something in the depths of his heart—something which he thought he no longer had.
Kacha ... A shattering sound seemed to ring out in his mind.
'I love Lilia!'
'She is so cute!'
'She is so pure!'
Countless voices shouted out in Fang Xingjian's mind, but Fang Xingjian was like a bystander, looking at everything with his brows slightly furrowed.
Kacha kacha ... The shattering sound in his mind grew increasingly louder, and something seemed to be exploding in the depths of his heart.
'Where is Lilia?!'
'We want to look for her!'
'Where are we?'
'Where is this place?'
Fervent emotions seemed like a strong alcohol, exploding in that instant. After they exploded, there was countless feelings of doubt.
Fang Xingjian felt increasingly perplexed at the sight of this, and more and more cracks appeared in his heart.
At the next moment, something seemed to shatter abruptly.
The Fang Xingjian, who was in the sky above the Imperial Capital, opened his eyes and looked at the world before him. Everything seemed to be the same, but he knew that everything was now different.
While looking at the aberration in Fang Xingjian's heart, countless pieces of information also flashed through the Purple Mage King's mind. 'It's true that there are people in this world who can ignore, or rather be unaffected by, a portion of emotions.
'Those people are cold-blooded, selfish, and absolutely rational. Or rather, it could be said that they were born to be heartless. Can it be that Fang Xingjian is this kind of person?'
The Purple Mage King's martial will kept scanning Fang Xingjian's mind, unwilling to miss out on any little justifications. Suddenly, her countenance changed. Then with a flash, she retreated at light speed.
'Five million sets of love did not give him emotions nor did they distort his emotions. Instead, they activated something in him...
'To think that it's like this... They weren't expropriated but sealed...? If that's the case... I'll have to decide after making some careful observations...'