"Fang Xingjian." Seeing the person who had just appeared, Prince Zuoxian revealed a hint of a cold smile.
A cinerous-colored martial will burst out from his body and turned into streams of invisible waves that swept out toward the entire Imperial Capital.
"Fang Xingjian, you already lost to us back in Buluo City. Harmed by the Myriad Poison and Souls and the Starscopion Arrow, you're unable to unleash even 50% of your powers. Are you trying to resist to the bitter end?"
Simultaneously, the gathered martial wills of the 14 Divine level experts stopped in midair. Although the majestic power came to a stop, it kept on becoming stronger, spinning and accumulating. It was just like a huge tempest or a whirlpool, brewing a terrifying force.
As Prince Zuoxian said this, the vortex of martial wills gathering together swelled up slightly, seeming as if it was going to drop at any moment. This caused the faces of the people in the Imperial Capital to turn extremely pale.
The Mourning Abyss Sacred General's expression was very cold. "Why are we talking so much crap with him? He killed Scorching Sun. I'm going to avenge him."
Scorching Sun was one of the Sacred Generals who had taken part in the operation to surround and attack the Black Mage King. The joint forces of the Black Mage King and his clone had killed Scorching Sun in that earlier battle.
However, Prince Zuoxian spoke to him through information currents, "Keep your cool. For Fang Xingjian to dare to appear here, he must have something to rely on. We have well-trained and powerful forces on our side, and we definitely have the upper hand. There's no need for us to fight it out to the death with him. Let's listen to what he has to say first.
"We'll take this time to brew and increase our attacking prowess, unleashing the greatest prowess of this next attack."
Clearly, even after having defeated and severely injured Fang Xingjian once, Prince Zuoxian was still being extremely careful. He chose to view the enemy from an extensive angle, unwilling to take any risks.
However, Prince Youxian said a little impatiently, "What other means could Fang Xingjian have? We have 14 people on our side. We can just attack him together and kill him.
"Or I can go up myself. He has been struck by the Myriad Poison and Souls and the Starscorpion Arrow. I'll be able to kill him with a single slap."
"Prince Youxian, don't be impatient," the Misery Abyss Sacred General advised. "Fang Xingjian's sword arts are unrivaled. Moreover, he was able to attain the Divine level and dominate the Empire within just three years. He's definitely not a simple character.
"There must be a reason why he would dare to appear now. If we don't find out the reason, even if we manage to kill him with great ease, we might have to pay the price of losing a few of our comrades. It's not worth it.
"Now that the 14 of us have joined forces and our martial wills are condensed into one, the longer we drag things out, the greater a power we can unleash. The advantage would be on our side."
Prince Zuoxian nodded. "The Misery Abyss Sacred General is right. Mourning Abyss Sacred General, we still have more of the Myriad Poison and Souls, right? Sun-Shooting Sacred General, prepare the remaining two Starscorpion Arrows as well.
"Once the battle starts, we must kill this person at the very first instant."
As he spoke, the Sacred Generals started making their own preparations in secret. The martial will vortex in the sky kept on expanding and swelling up. Clearly, the moment it activated, it would turn Fang Xingjian into dust with a crushing force, not giving him any chances.
The Mourning Abyss Sacred General and the Sun-Shooting Sacred General each prepared the Myriad Poison and Souls and the Starscorpion Arrows. Clearly, they were intending on unleashing these weapons the moment the battle started, once again weakening Fang Xingjian's battle prowess.
In the Imperial Capital, many people had also noticed Fang Xingjian's appearance. However, the battle situation did not seem to have improved by much because of his appearance.
Some people smirked, others appeared rather disdainful, and there were even people who secretly hated Fang Xingjian for having offended the people from the plains.
"The Imperial Preceptor is back!"
"What's the use even if he's back?"
"That's right. Fang Xingjian was already defeated back in Buluo City. Currently, not only is he seriously injured, but there are also more Divine level experts than there were back then."
"It's over, it's all over. The Empire's two-hundred-year history is all going to be destroyed today."
"If it wasn't because Fang Xingjian brought up a domestic war, how could we have attracted the wolves from the plains?"
The First Prince smiled coldly and looked at Fang Xingjian who was in the sky. He did not think that Fang Xingjian would be able to turn the tables around at this point.
'Fang Xingjian, even if you have unrivalled sword arts and extraordinary talent, it's still impossible for you to go up against the world.'
The Fourth Prince, Prince Philip, and the others appeared worried. They had no idea if this Fang Xingjian was the actual Fang Xingjian or if it was the Black Mage King in disguise. However, the lineup of 14 Divine level experts was too massive. There was even the deep and unfathomable Heavenly Lion King hiding at the back. No one knew how strong the leader of the plains had become.
Prince Philip's granddaughter, Sally, looked up toward the sky and said extremely worriedly, "Isn't Fang Xingjian seriously injured? Is he able to fend off so many Divine level experts?"
"How can that be possible?" At the side, Richard said coldly, "If he can do that, then he wouldn't have lost the battle in Buluo City." His gaze flickered slightly. "Now, the only option is to surrender. Taking them head-on while facing 14 Divine level experts is just pitting an egg against a rock."
In the sky somewhere else, a young lady dressed in a white satin dress with a white veil covering up her face stood in void space. She was the Sacred Fire Order's female Saint.
Although the Sacred Fire Order's female Saint had covered up her face, her eyes were extremely enticing. It was as if her frown or smile would be able to cause the downfall of countries and cities. Her eyes seemed to contained endless charm.
She looked at Fang Xingjian with a pity-filled gaze and communicated with the Sacred Fire Order's Patriarch, "This person is Fang Xingjian?"
The Sacred Fire Order's Patriarch looked at Fang Xingjian while wearing an expression of great killing intent. Several million people in the Sand Country had their cultivating foundations slashed off by Fang Xingjian, and the feud that the Patriarch had against Fang Xingjian was irreconcilable.
"That's him, Fang Xingjian... He really is a great talent of a generation." No matter how much the Sacred Fire Order's Patriarch hated Fang Xingjian, he still admired Fang Xingjian's sword arts. "But no matter how strong he is, he'll definitely lose today."
"It's a pity, a pity," the Sacred Fire Order's female Saint sighed. Then she said, "Why must a talent of a generation go up against our Sacred Fire Order?"
Prince Zuoxian had unleashed streams of martial will once again, bellowing coldly at Fang Xingjian, "Fang Xingjian, if you kneel down and surrender now, submitting to our Steel Lion Kingdom, we'll consider sparing your life.
"Otherwise, we'll send down a crushing force to wipe you and the Empire behind you into dust."
Fang Xingjian laughed coldy, not saying a word or moving in the least. He merely looked at the martial will vortex that had gathered in the sky. It seemed as if he had not heard what Prince Zuoxian had said at all.
In the short moment after his appearance, Fang Xingjian had already sent out the four Divine Swords to form the Celestial Eradication Sword Formation, encompassing the area within the range of 100,000 meters. As long as the set up for the formation was completed, not a single one of the opposing party would be able to escape.
However, Prince Zuoxian thought that Fang Xingjian was still hesitating. Of course, there was no way for them to let Fang Xingjian off, but if they could deceive Fang Xingjian into giving up resisting before killing him, it would be even better.
"Fang Xingjian, now that our plains and the Sand Country have joined forces, we have over ten Divine level experts acting together. Everyone in our way will be taken down. Why are you still not surrendering? Are you really going to put up a desperate fight?"