Fang Xingjian left the Sacred Fire Order immediately. Time was tight for him, so he did not have that much time to waste on the Sacred Fire Order's Patriarch.
The evil god summoning ritual was still going on in the Empire, and the First Prince was still on the run.
Alexander, the Fifth Prince, and True Lord Qingshan, who had all been part of the joint forces to attack Fang Xingjian, had already been completely killed by him earlier. The First Prince was the only person left on the run.
However, a large part of the First Prince's powers had been crushed by Fang Xingjian in the Northern Ice Region. There was only less than 5% of power left with the First Prince's clone who was on the run.
Just a moment ago, Fang Xingjian's Sudden Inspiration suddenly lost all sense of the First Prince's location.
Then with a flash, Fang Xingjian appeared in the sky above the Imperial Capital. He understood that when he lost his Sudden Inspiration's sense of the First Prince's location, it meant that he had already left this world. The greatest possibility of that occurring was for the First Prince to be present at the evil god ritual.
Looking at the Imperial Capital that was encompassed by purple light pillars, Fang Xingjian's eyes narrowed slightly. "In the end, I still came here."
However, at the next moment, his vision suddenly blurred.
"Your mother is really shameless!"
"Everyone beat him to death!"
In the green and never-ending forest, over ten children had surrounded a child, and they were scolding him angrily. Their expressions were twisted, with cruel yet innocent smiles on their faces. They would occasionally throw out stones, causing the surrounded child's head to be covered in blood.
The scene appeared before Fang Xingjian in an instant, but it also disappeared just as instantly.
Fang Xingjian was stunned for a moment. 'Was that me? But why is it that I never remembered there being such an incident previously?'
In his memories, he merely studied in an ordinary school while surrounded by ordinary classmates. Everyone attended school normally, took examinations normally, and then graduated normally.
There had not even been once when special mishaps had happened, let alone an incident like this.
Fang Xingjian shook his head and thought, 'What on earth did that Purple Mage King do to me? It seems that my emotions aren't the only things that came back. There seem to be some other things as well.
'But this isn't the time to be thinking of such things.' At the thought of this, Fang Xingjian took a step forward and headed for the evil god ritual.
Right before Fang Xingjian entered the ritual, the First Prince had already made his escape into the evil god ritual.
His entire body was like a phantom illusion of light and shadow. He was similar to a ghost, appearing and disappearing incessantly. It was clear that his powers were unstable, and his existence itself was a problem.
Right now, the First Prince could be said to be in an unprecedented pinch he had never experienced before.
At almost the instant he entered the ritual, he darted through the many alleys and headed rapidly for the center of the Imperial Capital.
'Hmph, since Fang Xingjian defeated me, it means that our plan to join forces and kill him has failed.' At the thought of this, the First Prince's gaze was filled with strong feelings of discontent and incredulousness. However, even though he found this hard to accept, he knew that it was already impossible for him to defeat Fang Xingjian all by himself now.
'Fang Xingjian possesses senses from the Sudden Inspiration. No matter where I escape to, there's no way that I can escape from his tracking.
'My only chance of surviving is to be in this evil god ritual. This place is cut off from the rest of the world, so he will temporarily be unable to sense me.
'Moreover, the Church of Universal Truth's Guardian Kings and the four Mage Kings are all existences that can deal with Fang Xingjian. Only by borrowing their powers will I be able to have a chance of seeking revenge.'
At the thought of this, the First Prince moved even faster, like the phantom image of a meteor shower. He made his way to the center of the Imperial Capital in an instant. Then his body went through a series of undulations as he changed his forms, making it hard for others to recognize him.
After all, he was a Divine level expert. Even though a large part of his powers had been destroyed by Fang Xingjian, the First Prince's realm was still there. He could still move at a speed akin to light speed. At this moment, he had darted into the center of the Imperial Capital and passed through into the white jade square.
Right now, the two Guardian Kings—Death-Revealing Heavenly Eyes and Darkness' Aberration—were standing together in the white jade square. Before them, streams of sword light flashed to and fro, but they were unable to break through the Death-Revealing Heavenly Eyes' blockade.
The sword light kept on darting about at light speed, yet wherever Death-Revealing Heavenly Eyes' gaze landed, all things would be annihilated. Moreover, his vision had a range of 120 degrees. He just needed to turn slightly to be able to access all 360 degrees without any blind angles.
Additionally, he too possessed the ability to move at light speed, and thus had a greater advantage over Fang Xingjian.
The sword light attacked Death-Revealing Heavenly Eyes continuously, but he negated them all. With each glance he made, a large amount of sword light would shatter, clearly receiving great damage.
This was the result of the ceaseless exchanges between Fang Xingjian and Death-Revealing Heavenly Eyes. However, Fang Xingjian was unable to gain the upper hand and was even completely suppressed.
It was because the ritual was independent from the rest of the world and the Fang Xingjian here was unaware of what had happened outside.
Under the blood-colored vortex nearby, the Gold Mage King was still standing there with a smile. His eyes were shining with an unfathomable glow.
As the First Prince had changed his appearance, the people present only threw a glance at him and then paid him no heed after he had entered. It was because everyone's gaze and attention were all gathered onto where the two Guardian Kings and Fang Xingjian were.
In another direction, Charlot looked anxiously at the battle situation in the sky. Although his memories had been forged by the joint efforts of the Chaos Witch and the Gold Mage King, the forged feelings were still his feelings. Therefore, he was naturally very worried for Fang Xingjian's safety right now.
'One of the Guardian Kings has already suppressed Teacher completely. If the other Guardian King were to take action...' At the thought of this, Charlot's countenance turned increasingly grim. Although he had long known that the Church of Universal Truth's Guardian Kings were very strong, his heart felt extremely heavy to see Fang Xingjian, who had always remained undefeated, so easily suppressed by Death-Revealing Heavenly Eyes.
"This is it," Yue Shan said while looking at the battle situation in the sky. The attention of this Conferred Knight, who had been fooled by Charlot to come to this place, was also drawn to the battle in the sky which was a rare sight. Through his Heaven's Perception, he was barely able to grasp the current situation.
"Fang Xingjian is unable to attack the Guardian King, and each glance from the Guardian King is able to deal him with serious injuries. Right now, he's barely hanging on. He probably won't last for much longer," Yue Shan said with a sigh. "The Guardian King's divine art is too terrifying. Things that are within his sight can be destroyed easily, and we don't even know the extent of his reach. This makes it even more terrifying when we're in this space.
"Earlier, Fang Xingjian's sword light had instantly moved so far into the distance that it became merely a small dot. He had probably reached the boundaries of this space then, but he was still dealt serious injuries with just one glance from the Guardian King.
"Given how this place is empty without any obstacles and he is unable to move long distances to dodge, Fang Xingjian probably has no chances of winning as long as he is trapped within this space."
Hearing that, the worry in Charlot's eyes grew more intense. Yue Xianru also felt that what her father said was right.
However, Fang Xingjian was still a member of the Empire after all. After hearing what her father said, she could not help but ask, "Father, are we able to help him?"
"Help him?" Yue Shan smiled bitterly. "We don't even have the right to speak here. Moreover, he asked for it. To think that he would even dare to attack the Church of Universal Truth's Guardian King just because of his confidence in his sword arts..."
Charlot said with discontent and resentment, "The Guardian King was the one who made the move first!"
"So what about it?" Yue Shan continued. "The Church of Universal Truth is the strongest influence in this world. When faced with an opponent like this, the only way out is to surrender. From the moment he resisted, not only has he brought harm upon himself, but he has also brought harm upon his subordinates, his family, his disciples, and us.
"Do you guys think that the Guardian Kings would feel that it's enough just to kill him?
"The Church of Universal Truth loves incriminatory massacres."
Hearing Yue Shan's words, the countenances of Charlot, Yue Shan's daughter Yue Xianru, and Yue Shan's disciple Clyde all changed and became extremely gloomy.