It seemed as if the atmospheric layer in the sky had been pierced, creating in it a huge hole that revealed a pitch-black area of outer space.
With this exchange, the Gold Mage King was completely suppressed. Almost each of his clones were pushed back, being only capable of forcefully holding on by relying on the unique traits of gold faction black magic.
At the sight of this scene, everyone was shocked. Even the Black Mage King's brows raised up abruptly like he had not expected that even the Gold Mage King would be unable to deal with Tiandao. Furthermore, the Gold Mage King had even been suppressed in their contention of black magic.
Fang Xingjian swept out a few more glances. He knew that if this were to continue, the Gold Mage King's loss would be inevitable. He immediately said, "Alright, you can back off. I'll go and meet him."
Hearing that, the Gold Mage King retreated from the battlefield with a flash. After the series of retreats, two of his clones were struck by the combined forces of the opponent's 16 figures, and the two clones were shattered into a myriad of light spots.
The Gold Mage King's countenance turned even more grim as the hatred in his eyes deepened as he gazed at Tiandao.
After completing this step, Tiandao smiled, looked at the three of them, and said, "Why, are the three of you going to join forces? I'll just say this first. I've merely been warming up till now."
Tiandao was not lying. The highest level black magic he had performed up until this point was merely the level 13 Blade of Time. However, he had actually already comprehended up till level 15 black magic—the highest level of black magic that could be comprehended amongst those who were below tier five of the Divine level.
Moreover, it was because his cultivation at tier five of the Divine level had already been perfected with no more room for growth that he was attempting to clear the Nine-Tiered Heavens again. With his current strength, he had nothing to fear in his attempt to strive for the Nine-Tiered Heavens. So, he felt that he should not face too many obstacles.
Right now, the various forces on Earth were in a state of panic after receiving the Thunder Monarch's news.
They would never have expected that aside from Fang Xingjian, the other person accompanying the Black Mage King would actually be the Gold Mage King.
Furthermore, despite being the strongest expect amongst the Gold Robed faction, the Gold Mage King had also been defeated by Tiandao. Just how strong was Tiandao? Were the Black Mage King and Gold Mage King a match for him?
"What fortuitous encounter did Tiandao meet? To think that his black magic is actually a match for the Gold Mage King's?"
"It's not just a match. His strength is even above that of the Gold Mage King's."
"Damn it. Even if the two Mage Kings are able to defeat Tiandao together, won't Earth be implicated if the three Divine level experts engage in battle?"
Thinking of this, many members of Earth's upper echelon were horrified. With the maneuverability and destructive prowess displayed by these Divine level experts, once they engaged in a life or death battle, it was not impossible for the earth to cave in and the world to be destroyed.
Just the thought of these scenes left many people with pale countenances. The leaders of many countries as well as the upper echelon of the various military forces set off immediately to hide in underground fortifications. It was as if the end of the world was coming.
On the other side, Fang Xingjian arrived several hundred meters before Tiandao and said calmly, "Are you from a parallel world?"
"Oh?" After coming to this world, this was the first time that Tiandao had encountered someone who could tell where he came from. A thought appeared in his mind, and he smiled, "That's true. Both of us come from Earth, and you've attempted to strive for the Nine-Tiered Heavens in Miracle World as well. Therefore, you would have gone to Earth's parallel world. It wouldn't be difficult for you to think of this.
"Since that's the case, I'll get straight to the point."
Tiandao looked at Fang Xingjian and said to him through information currents, "Since you know that I'm here to clear the Nine-Tiered Heavens, you should know that I won't be here for too long. As long as you people, as well as the various major forces on Earth, obey my orders and help me search for the crux to clear my trial, I'll spare your lives."
Fang Xingjian, however, shook his head and did not say a word. Putting aside the fact that he was unwilling to see Earth get messed up by Tiandao and thus affect history, both the Black Mage King and Gold Mage King were behind him. If Fang Xingjian were to shrink back from this encounter with Tiandao, they might end up harboring thoughts that they should not have.
Although he was unafraid of the Mage Association's long history and experience, he did not feel a need to challenge them now.
Fang Xingjian tapped out with one finger, and streams of sword light flashed in the sky. It was as if the sun was hanging high up in the sky, radiating its light out for a range of several ten kilometers.
As the myriad of sword light flashed in the sky, an ominous feeling suddenly grew in Tiandao's heart.
The Gold Mage King's and Black Mage King's eyes gleamed as they stared at Fang Xingjian, full of anticipation to find out how he was going to make his move.
The Thunder Monarch was extremely shocked. He could not understand why Fang Xingjian would step out when even the Gold Mage King was not Tiandao's match.
At that moment, Tiandao increasingly felt that things were not right, and he made his move immediately as golden light flashed.
He once again attacked with his level 12 black magic, Chaotic Army, and followed it with the level 13 black magic—Blade of Time.
16 silhouettes dashed out together, holding Blades of Time and slashing out toward Fang Xingjian's body.
Simultaneously, the third eye on their foreheads opened abruptly and emitted streams of golden light, incessantly trying to probe Fang Xingjian's next move.
However, he was unable to see Fang Xingjian dodging or resisting through both his predictions and his actual vision.
Under Tiandao's astonished gaze, 16 Blades of Time slashed Fang Xingjian's body concurrently, yet they dissipated at the next moment as if they had never existed.
Although Tiandao had also encountered Fang Xingjian in his own world, that Fang Xingjian did not have black magic immunity. When Tiandao saw that the Blades of Time were ineffective and had even dissipated, his heart skipped a beat and he was stunned.
Right after, Fang Xingjian tapped out his finger toward Tiandao's forehead.
Tiandao's countenance changed, and Gracefulness of Time was activated. He wanted to turn Fang Xingjian's speed into one centimeter per second.
However, after the golden light flashed, there were no changes to Fang Xingjian's body at all, and Fang Xingjian was already about to tap his finger gently on Tiandao's forehead.
The Crystal of Time was activated, and Tiandao once again performed seven gold faction black magic within one second. Despite this, none of them had any effect on Fang Xingjian. Tiandao's countenance turned extremely grim.
"Black magic is ineffective?
"But... how is this possible?"
At the next moment, the Crystal of Time's one-second time stop ended.
Fang Xingjian's finger continued moving forward, and Tiandao retreated fiercely. However, no matter how much he moved at light speed while trying to use his Futuristic Vision's sensing to dodge, that finger seemed to be able to neglect time and space. It moved closer to his forehead inch by inch.
Under the illusory art of Fang Xingjian's sword formation, it was impossible for Tiandao to be able to dodge Fang Xingjian's attack at all.
Following this, Fang Xingjian's finger finally tapped on Tiandao's forehead. Although it seemed like a gentle tap, it contained the powers of the entire Celestial Eradication Sword Formation. Tiandao felt as if he had been hit by a planet. Moreover, this gush of power was not a propulsive force. Instead, it was a force that hit into his physical body at the microscopic level and then exploded.
Accompanied by a furious bellow, his upper body shattered completely in that instant, and his conjured physique turned into countless light spots.