Chapter 697: Slap in the Face
Translator: Yukidaruma Translations Editor: Yukidaruma Translations
The head of the Henry Clan laughed coldly, "Fang Xingjian will probably not dare to show up in this entire life."
This was the first time that the people present had heard of this news. The seven great clans' influences were deeply rooted and covered all areas across the entire Empire. They had been hiding in the dark and were in control of powerful influences.
Most people were unsure of the existence of the seven great clans. However, the expressions in the eyes of some of the elderly people present, as well as some existences with high statuses, changed upon hearing the news about the seven great clans.
A fat wealthy merchant asked puzzledly, "What are the seven great clans? Why haven't I heard of them before? Why is it that Fang Xingjian is hiding there?"
Northern Ice Region's Governor, who was next to the wealthy merchant, said grimly, "The seven great clans are the seven influential clans that have been around since the founding of the Empire..."
As the Governor explained the background of the seven great clans, a number of the experts present, who did not know about the clans, found themselves covered in cold sweat.
To think that other than the Krieg royal family, there were still seven great clans left behind by the eight Divine level experts who founded the Empire?
The seven great clans had several centuries worth of legacies and produced many geniuses across the generations. Their influence spread throughout the entire Empire. As the Northern Ice Region's Governor explained, a grand painting of a magnificent scale seemed to appear in the eyes of the people present.
Yet these seven terrifying great clans had been suppressed by the Gold Robed Mages?
However, another bald old man said, "It's rumored that amongst the seven great clans, six of the clan heads shared their secret manuals and arts, attaining the Divine level. May I ask Lord Shi Shi if this are true?"
Everyone mumbled amongst themselves after the old man asked the question.
"It's the Regional Chief?"
"This is another character who holds actual authority and is second only to the Governor."
"But by the looks of it, he has submitted to the Gold Robed Mages."
"Sigh, this is the trend of the times, the trend of the times..."
Hearing the bald old man's words, Shi Shi nodded and said, "I heard Martial Uncle mentioning this before. It's true that they produced six tier one Divine level experts. Martial Uncle has even helped them refine a Divine Weapon.
"However, since Senior Martial Brother Devin has suppressed the seven great clans, the six Divine level experts must have surrendered as well."
Shi Shi's Martial Uncle was clearly the Gold Mage King, who was of the same generation as Shi Shou. However, Shi Shi was clearly not really aware of the actual situation. It could also be that Devin had yet to pass all the information to Shi Shou or that Shi Shou had yet to tell to Shi Shi.
Hearing Shi Shi's words, everyone present was taken by great surprise once again. To think that even the six Divine level experts from the seven great clans had been defeated and that it had been at the hands of a mere tier one Divine level Gold Robed Mage?
At this moment, everyone's eyes were filled with great wariness and fear. They swallowed up all sorts of ideas that they had been harboring previously.
The Henry Clan's head revealed a satisfied smile, knowing that the Gold Robed Mages' prestige was gradually rooting into everyone's heart. Then he looked at Audrey once again while saying, "Audrey, come over. I know you're thankful that Fang Xingjian saved you from Xia in the past.
"However, this person is wild, unbridled, and stubborn. He won't be able to achieve much. You might as well..."
The Henry Clan's head seemed to be giving guidance to Audrey in the tone of a senior and someone who had been through things. His tone was filled with the feelings of 'this is for your own good'. However, he was midway in his sentence when his eyes opened wide, staring blankly behind Audrey. All of his hair seemed to be standing up.
"Oh? Is that so?" Under the surprised gaze of the Henry Clan's head, Fang Xingjian had gradually walked out from void space.
The Celestial Eradication Sword Formation encompassed the entire Sun City. So, after this, it was time to get Shi Shou to come out.
Seeing Fang Xingjian's sudden appearance and how the Henry Clan's head suddenly stunned, Shi Shi frowned and asked, "Henry Clan's head, who is he?"
"Fang... Fang Xingjian." The head of the Henry Clan was stunned for a moment. However, he immediately laughed coldly. "You still dare to come to Sun City?"
"Oh? So you're Fang Xingjian? Senior Martial Brother Devin didn't find you? But to think that you dare to come to Sun City... You're really brave."
Shi Shi threw a glance toward Fang Xingjian, nodded a little, and said, "It's true that you have some talent. You excel in sword arts, right? I'll give you a chance to be my guard. With me shielding you, even King Alexander won't dare to make things difficult for you."
Fang Xingjian did not reply but first looked toward the Henry Clan's head. His gaze swept out like sword light, and the latter completely shattered with his body sliced up into powder.
"A vile character who keeps on changing his stand deserves to be killed."
With an agonizing cry, the body of Henry Clan's head was explosively crushed by the Infiltrating Void's sword intents. His martial will came floating out as he slowly regenerated in midair.
"Fang Xingjian! You dare raise your hands?!"
In that instant, everyone present was taken by great surprise. No one had expected that Fang Xingjian would dare to take action in Sun City directly. Countless thoughts flashed in everyone's eyes at lightning speed.
"What a joke. Both Shi Shi and Shi Shou are here. Isn't he afraid of death?"
"Lunatic, he really is a lunatic."
"This guy is really as what's said in the rumors. He'll kill the moment there are disagreements."
"But he is a goner this time. There are Gold Robed Mages taking charge here, and he is just courting death."
Under everyone's astonished gazes, killing intent swelled up explosively throughout Shi Shi. He stared at Fang Xingjian furiously and shouted, "B*stard! You dare kill before me?! It's useless even if you were to kneel down and admit your mistakes now."
Fang Xingjian looked at him coldly and said, "Noisy. You should be slapped."
He then swung his hand across space. Shi Shi instinctively activated black magic right after, and golden light burst out. Gracefulness of Time was activated, and everyone within the range of 100 meters slowed down. However, there was no effect.
A golden martial will formed a shield before him, but it was still useless. The golden light shattered, and the palm force that was launched out across space smashed into his face.
With a bang, under everyone's astonished gazes, Shi Shi was sent flying by the slap. He spun 720 degrees, and his head crashed into over ten small buildings. Then he collapsed amongst the ruins.
However, at the next moment, golden light burst out, and he pushed through the ruins, dashing out. He glared at Fang Xingjian. Shi Shi's eyes were filled with both hatred and qualms. Despite this, he did not dare to take action directly.
Fang Xingjian's means of being able to ignore black magic place Shi Shi on tenterhooks.
He could only stare at Fang Xingjian and say, "Fang Xingjian, do you want to make enemies with our Mage Association?"
"Do people from the Mage Association only know how to say this line?" Fang Xingjian said coldly. "Then kneel down and say it."
With that, he pressed down with his big hand, and the Celestial Eradication Sword Formation was activated. Layers of stacking Infiltrating Void sword Qis darted out from void space and pressed down toward Shi Shi's body.
With a bang, Shi Shi dropped down to his knees, and the killing intent in his eyes seemed to have condensed into a material state.
Everyone stared blankly at this scene, as if they were completely in a shock from seeing Fang Xingjian's series of actions.
"How dare you!"
The Gold Robed Mage who had been following behind Shi Shi all this while also let out a furious bellow. Golden light flashed on his body and turned into a big hand that grabbed out toward Fang Xingjian.
Fang Xingjian did not even look in his direction and slashed down with his sword. The huge golden hand shattered. Then the man in golden robes was sent flying out and made to kneel down together with Shi Shi.
"You can kneel down together with him."
"Fang... Xing... Jian..." Since when had Shi Shi ever been humiliated like this? He was trembling in anger as he glared at Fang Xingjian like a wild beast on its deathbed.
"Say another word of crap, and I'll kill you directly," Fang Xingjian said coldly. This caused Shi Shi to feel so stifled that his face flushed red, and he did not say another word.
However, at the next moment, a sigh rang out, and a golden figure descended from the sky, appearing next to Shi Shi.
Shi Shi called out excitedly, "Father."
However, at the next moment, the person landed a slap on Shi Shi's face, causing him to spew out fresh blood. The head of the Henry Clan was completely stunned, and everyone present went into a daze.
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