864 Heavenly Lion

 After Fang Xingjian glanced at them, Prince Zuoxian, the Sacred Fire Order's Patriarch, and the Sacred Fire Order's female Saint seemed to be completely aghast.

Fang Xingjian's series of attacks had been far too brutal, and the martial will he sent pressing toward them now was also extremely terrifying. The three of them had the delusion that the entire world was pressing down on them and rejecting them.

"How is this possible? Although Fang Xingjian was powerful back in Buluo City, he wasn't this amazing. How could he possibly have gotten this strong suddenly?" Prince Zuoxian's entire body and conjured physique kept jolting under Fang Xingjian's massive martial will. He could not believe what he was seeing.

The Sacred Fire Order's Patriarch felt extremely regretful. If he were to hide in the Sand Country's capital, there would at least be many faithful believers who could aid his regeneration. However, he was currently above the Imperial Capital. He would really die here if Fang Xingjian were to kill him.

Beside the Patriarch, the Sacred Fire Order's female Saint was also in complete shock. She laughed bitterly. 'We thought that victory was at hand and that with 14 Divine level experts joining forces, we would be able to defeat the Empire and crush Fang Xingjian.

'Who would have expected that when the battle actually commenced, we couldn't even hold up against him for a single round.'

Thinking of how they had spoken boastfully, the eyes of the Sacred Fire Order's female Saint emitted a hint of embarrassment and regret.

In the sky over ten kilometers away from the Imperial Capital, the Black Mage King wore long robes and stepped on void space as if he was the sovereign of the dark night. His eyes emitted an endlessly dark aura like passing through an endless stretch of darkness, while he watched the battle situation in the Imperial Capital.

Right now, he did not appear to be injured in the least.

Beside him, the Gold Mage King said calmly, "You pretended to be seriously injured and fled from the scene this time around. If the Imperial Preceptor finds out about this, it's likely he won't let you off easily."

"Haha, I wasn't pretending. I really was injured," the Black Mage King said. "Moreover, in addition to me being besieged by so many Divine level experts, they also set up a formation and used poison. There was also a Heavenly Lion King waiting to launch an assault on me.

"If I continued to hold on forcibly, I would have lost a layer of my skin even if I didn't die."

Of course, on one side, the Black Mage King did not wish to fight to the death with so many Divine level experts. Even if he could kill them, he would also be seriously injured. Moreover, he had the faint feeling that the Heavenly Lion King was not a simple character.

Another reason was that the Black Mage King wanted to make use of this opportunity to see Fang Xingjian's capabilities.

Moreover, he knew that the opposing side's target was Fang Xingjian. Even if they were to attack, they would not annihilate the entire city. Instead, they would just chase Fang Xingjian relentlessly.

Of course, the Black Mage King had also brought away Prince Philip and his family to prevent them from getting harmed by those experts from the plains.

The results turned out as he had expected. They did not give any heed to Buluo City's commoners and directly chased him to the Imperial Capital.

Hearing the Black Mage King's reply, the Gold Mage King shook his head but still continued looking at the Imperial Capital. His eyes revealed an extremely deep gaze.

"What do you think?" The Gold Mage King asked.

"What do I think?" The Black Mage King's gaze turned solemn, and he fell silent for a very long while before saying slowly, "Deep and unfathomable."

"If it's him, he might really be able to do that thing which no one has ever been able to do before."

In the sky above the Imperial Capital, Prince Zuoxian felt the pressure from Fang Xingjian's will and started to panic. He shouted loudly, "Fang Xingjian, you win this time. As long as you're willing to stop here, I'll lead the rest of the people and leave. From today onward, our Steel Lion Kingdom won't take another step across the borders and will be willing to maintain a friendly relationship forever."

The Sacred Fire Order's Patriarch also quickly said, "Fang Xingjian, if you stop the battle, the hundred tribes from our Sand Country will be willing to be on friendly terms with the Empire for 100 years. We'll swear not to invade even an inch of the Empire's territories."

Hearing the duo's pleads, Fang Xingjian smiled coldly and said, "What's the use of saying these at this point? All of you will have to die today!"

The reason the two of them said this was only so that they could save their own lives, merely shooting their mouths off in a moment of desperation. How could Fang Xingjian possibly believe them?

As Fang Xingjian said this, he launched out another punch across space. A light pillar in a chaotic array of colors cut across void space and shot out toward Prince Zuoxian.

A majestic power attacked him. The strong gales produced from the tearing force of the air brushed against Prince Zuoxian's body, ripping apart both the protective external and inner armor he had on his conjured physique.

Prince Zuoxian let out a furious bellow, and the martial will within and outside his body surged. However, just as it burst out, Fang Xingjian's martial will compressed Prince Zuoxian's martial will into dust across space. It had no means of resisting at all.

Just as the chaotic-colored light was about to engulf Prince Zuoxian, a lion's roar rang out in the world.

A golden lion figure set up a block before Prince Zuoxian. Then as a lion's roar rang out, invisible waves were unleashed from the golden lion's body, clashing fiercely with the chaotic-colored light.

Yet after this martial will collision, the golden lion's countenance changed, and it threw Fang Xingjian a look of surprise. At the next moment, it made use of the instant the two gushes of power clashed and dodged rapidly, bringing Prince Zuoxian together with it.

Right after, the chaotic-colored light pillar broke out of all its restraints and pierced through the clouds, shooting toward outer space. Wherever it passed by was crushed into a state of nothingness.

It was only at this moment that everyone regained their senses and looked at the golden lion that had saved Prince Zuoxian.

This lion was about seven meters tall, and its fur presented a bright golden color, emitting streams of golden light. It had a pair of golden wings on its back, letting it to emit a type of divine aura.

This golden lion was the Heavenly Lion mentioned in the legends of the plains.

Seeing this Heavenly Lion's appear, Prince Zuoxian broke into an excited expression. He recognized that this was the Heavenly Lion King's Heavenly Lion Clone.

The Heavenly Lion Clone was a secret martial arts passed down within the Steel Lion Kingdom's royal family. It used an unparalleled method to split up one's will and project it onto the remains of the legendary Heavenly Lion, refining a Heavenly Lion Clone.

The legendary Heavenly Lion was a tier six Divine level ferocious beast. Although its cultivation was insufficient to unleash all of its powers, it was already extremely terrifying. It could even share the damage inflicted onto its cultivator and block one death on their behalf.

Just this Heavenly Lion Clone alone was already extremely close to tier six of the Divine level. By the time the Heavenly Lion King stepped into tier six of the Divine level, this clone would also be able to regain its powers at tier six of the Divine level.

This clone technique was said to be the unrivalled secret art in the Steel Lion Kingdom. Across the generations, only the Steel Lion Kingdom's leader was able to cultivate it.

The Heavenly Lion threw a glance toward Fang Xingjian and said, "Fang Xingjian, it's true that you're very strong. Be it in terms of sword arts, formations, or your own cultivation, you're already standing at the very top of this world. Although we already tried overestimating your abilities, we still ended up underestimating you."

"The Heavenly Lion King?" Fang Xingjian's eyes narrowed slightly, and there seemed to be intense killing intents flashing within them.

The Heavenly Lion King shook his head, and the golden light on its body grew increasingly intense. He was like a towering mountain that stood unshaken in the world. Just his appearance alone gave Prince Zuoxian, the Sacred Fire Order's Patriarch, and the Sacred Fire Order's female Saint great confidence. It was as if there was nothing in this world he could not resolve or handle.

He said calmly, "Fang Xingjian, you've fought and killed enough today. Let things end here. If we go all out in a fight, you won't be a match for me."

At the next moment, the Heavenly Lion Clone pressed down one palm gently, and Fang Xingjian's view blurred out as he was returned to the Imperial Capital from the sky.

At the sight of this scene, Prince Zuoxian was overjoyed. "Spatial Translocation! He's at tier six of the Divine level?!"

"He's still a little off from it." The Sacred Fire Order's Patriarch frowned. "He should have activated the divine ability of the Heavenly Lion's remains. However, to be able to reach such a step, he's just a little bit away from reaching tier six of the Divine level."

The Black Mage King's countenance changed. 'What a terrifying person. What terrifying cultivation. This person probably is able to strive for tier six of the Divine level at any moment now.'