Chapter 690: Crush

 Chapter 690: Crush

Translator: Yukidaruma Translations Editor: Yukidaruma Translations

Seeing Fang Xingjian's sudden appearance placed everyone present into a state of shock.

The Gold Robed Mage ignored Fang Xingjian's warning and kept on making seals with his hands. The huge golden palm from earlier released Young Master Meng and turned into a huge fist, heading over.

"Be careful! That's diabolic energy, and its prowess far surpasses that of the martial will of ordinary Divine level experts! Don't forcibly take it head-on!"

"We don't know what kind of mysterious arts this Gold Robed Mage uses to be able to attack with diabolic energy directly. The prowess of the diabolic energy far surpasses our martial will, and you mustn't attempt to use force to take it straight on."

"Dodge quickly! Don't get brushed by this diabolic energy!"

In an instant, Audrey, Xingxing`er, and the others immediately sent out explosive information currents into Fang Xingjian's consciousness at lightning speed. They wanted to remind Fang Xingjian to dodge that huge fist formed from diabolic energy.

However, when faced the huge attacking fist, Fang Xingjian neither move nor dodged. He was immune to diabolic energy to begin with.

Instead, he tapped out with a finger from the other hand, and there seemed to be a beam of sword light cutting across in the air. The huge golden palm was sliced into two and then sliced over and over again. In the blink of an eye, it turned into many light spots and dissipated in the air.

"This little bit of diabolic energy you have is much too weak compared to what I have encountered in the past."

Everyone looked at this scene in a daze, as if not having expected the diabolic energy, which they were helpless against and even Divine level expert Jacob was unwilling to forcibly take head-on, to be nothing before Fang Xingjian.

The middle-aged Mage looked at this scene, feelling both shocked and furious. He said coldly, "Who are you? How dare you obstruct us Gold Robed Mages? Do you know the consequences for making an enemy of us?"

"I'm Fang Xingjian," Fang Xingjian replied with indifference. "I've already warned the Mage Association before to not offend me."

As he spoke, sword intents flashed wildly, and in the blink of an eye, they slashed out toward the middle-aged Mage's four limbs.

However, at the next moment, it was as if time had flowed backward. The middle-aged Mage's injuries had recovered, and his limbs were unscathed like they had not been injured before.

The Gold-Robed Mage smiled coldly and said, "It's useless. The Mage King has given us the Time King's blessings. All attacks are useless against us."

"Is that so?" Fang Xingjian said nonchalantly. How could the current him possibly care for an ability of this level?

At the next moment, just as the middle-aged Mage had a bad feeling about this, his head was crushed by Fang Xingjian. After letting out an agonizing cry, the middle-aged Mage recovered once again and stared at Fang Xingjian furiously. "You lunatic! You're going against the Mage Association! The Mage Kings won't let you off!"

Fang Xingjian smiled coldly and crushed the Mage's head once again. This repeated seven times. The middle-aged Mage attempted gathering diabolic energy to escape a few times and even wanted to perform the gold faction's black magic to reduce speed. However, all of his efforts were futile.

The huge golden palm slapped out, but it exploded with a single tap from Fang Xingjian's finger.

Time deceleration black magic wrapped around Fang Xingjian, but it did not affect him at all.

Simultaneously, time acceleration black magic was in effect on the Mage's hand, but he was still unable to surpass the light speed at which Fang Xingjian's martial will had struck out with.

The more they fought, the greater the despair the middle-aged man felt. His attitude and tone also gradually changed.

"Fang Xingjian, you better remember this."

"I won't let you off!"

"Ahhh! I'm going to kill you!"

"Wait, don't do it! Stop it!"

After killing the Mage eight times and hearing him begging for mercy, Fang Xingjian finally came to a stop.

The middle-aged Mage looked at Fang Xingjian with surprise and helplessness. He said, "Don't... Don't hit me anymore. I admit defeat. Fang Xingjian, I admit my loss. Don't you want to find out information about the Mage Association? I can tell you anything!"

Fang Xingjian stopped and wrapped his hands around his chest. He looked calmly at the Mage and said, "So, there's also a limit to the undying bodies you guys have too?"

The middle-aged Mage gulped. Finding this hard to accept, he said, "Yes. There's a limit to how many times each person can regenerate. The more diabolic energy a person possesses, the greater the number of times they can be regenerated. The regeneration from each reverse flow of time requires the depletion of a tremendous amount of diabolic energy."

From a distance, Audrey and the others watched this scene in a daze. The Gold Robed Mage who had pursued them as if they were mice was now given a bashing by Fang Xingjian.

However, thinking of how Fang Xingjian was a Divine level expert after all and had also managed to suppress the seven great clans single-handedly, they felt that it was very normal for him to be able to deal with a level 29 Mage. They managed to accept this, but they had not expected that Fang Xingjian would be able to break through the diabolic energy with such great ease.

Fang Xingjian nodded and continued to ask, "Go on. What is going on?"

Under Fang Xingjian's compelling gaze, the middle-aged Mage felt waves of pressure on his body. It was as if every single cell in his body had been pierced by a longsword, and he felt that if he were to have any weird movements, he would be killed once again.

He had heard the rumors about Fang Xingjian before, that Fang Xingjian had killed the Undying Xia, defeated the Blue Sacred Moonlight, and crippled the First Prince. However, the Mage still felt that Divine level experts who were Knights were too weak.

It was only after he encountered Fang Xingjian that he finally understood how terrifying this man was.

Without using any special stances, without performing any unique abilities... With just simple punches and finger taps, the Mage had been rendered unable to resist.

Furthermore, Fang Xingjian had managed to break through diabolic energy with great ease, making the Mage feel great fear and astonishment.

Therefore, upon hearing Fang Xingjian's question, the middle-aged Mage answered honestly, "The Mage Association and the Empire's royal family are going to perform the evil god ritual. Therefore, they have decided to clear out all influences across the Empire in case someone comes out to disrupt the ritual, creating unnecessary situations."

"Clear out the entire Empire?" Fang Xingjian's eyes narrowed slightly. Thankfully, he had not sensed that the lives of any of his core subordinates were at risk. It seemed that they were fine.

"That's right," the Gold Robed Mage replied, "We're in charge of suppressing the seven great clans. As for the other factions and clans, there'll be other people handling them."

Fang Xingjian said calmly, "Who are the ones who have come to deal with the seven great clans?"

"Other than me, there are three others," the middle-aged Mage said before throwing a glance toward Audrey and the others. Knowing that there was no way for him to hide the truth, he confessed honestly, "Two of them are level 29 Mages who are about my level. There's another one who is a Divine level expert. He is a great genius in our Gold Robed Mages and goes by the name of Devin."

"Devin? How does he compare to Elnoworth?"

Elnoworth was a genius from the Gold Robed faction who had been killed by Tiandao.

The middle-aged Mage threw an astonished look in Fang Xingjian's direction. He did not know how Fang Xingjian had gotten to know of Elnoworth. Clearly, the Gold Robed faction's understanding of Fang Xingjian was a far cry from what the Gray Robed and the Black Robed factions knew. In the battle earlier, the Mage did not even know of Fang Xingjian's immunity toward black magic and diabolic energy.

After being in a daze for a short moment, the middle-aged Mage spoke up, "Lord Devin and Lord Elnoworth shouldn't be too far off from each other. Moreover, Lord Devin has now attained the first tier of the Divine level and is able to refine diabolic energy for his own use. Furthermore, he has mastered a few level 10 and higher black magic. His battle prowess is so strong that it is comparable to Knights who have attained tier two or even three of the Divine level."

The Mage looked at Fang Xingjian and continued, "Fang Xingjian, it's true that you're very strong. However, the real terror of black magic isn't something a layman like you can understand. When you really encounter Lord Devin, you probably won't even be able to last a single breath. Let me off now and I can help you to join the Mage Association, get into contact with the path to true power."