871 The Churchs Great Secre


 The Heavenly Lion King stared at Fang Xingjian. This was his final card. If Fang Xingjian were to head to the plains right away, there was no way that the Heavenly Lion King would be able to resist, and he would only be able to passively strive to reach tier six of the Divine level.

Still, he believed that this would also be a threat to Fang Xingjian. Therefore, it would be better for both parties to each take a step back and make peace.

However, he miscalculated Fang Xingjian's character. There was no way that Fang Xingjian would make compromises with his opponents.

Fang Xingjian's eyes were emotionless as he said, "Then you can start striving for the Nine-Tiered Heavens."

The Heavenly Lion King was stunned for a moment, then he burst out laughing. As he looked at Fang Xingjian, his eyes filled with endless feelings of hatred.

"Ruining my cultivation path... From today onward, we will be on irreconcilable terms," the Heavenly Lion King said coldly. "After I return from striving for tier six of the Divine level, it will be your..."

"You say too much crap." Fang Xingjian's gaze flickered and a chaotic array of light came surging forth, instantly wiping out the Heavenly Lion Clone's last bit of essence.

Concurrently, in the Nine-Tiered Heavens that was located outside of the atmospheric layer and in outer space, the Heavenly Lion King's true form had a hint of deeply entrenched hatred on his face. Taking a step forward, he disappeared with a flash.

At almost the same instant he disappeared, an extremely majestic and overwhelming power came gushing from across space, bringing forth a series of great explosions in the outer space. It made a path through the cloud layers, and the light that burst out was like the Morning Star, shining in the sky. Almost everyone in the world could see it.

Fang Xingjian, who was in midair, shook his head. He gradually drew back his palm. 'It's a pity that I was still one step slower. Since that's the case, I'll kill you after you've returned.'

Since Fang Xingjian had forced the Heavenly Lion King into the Nine-Tiered Heavens, he could not be bothered to head to the plains anymore. Almost all the Divine level experts in the plains had been killed by Fang Xingjian single-handedly, and he was uninterested in the remaining small fries.

In comparison, the Realm Traversing Guardian King interested him a lot.

Looking at the Realm Traversing Guardian King who was still on his palm, Fang Xingjian asked, "Why? Do you plan on making an enemy out of me as well?"

The Realm Traversing Guardian King no longer had the astonishment he had felt at the very beginning. After all, with the divine art that he grasped, it did not matter how powerful Fang Xingjian was. As long as he had yet to attain a breakthrough to tier six of the Divine level, it would be impossible for Fang Xingjian to be able to really confine the Realm Traversing Guardian King.

When the Realm Traversing Guardian King heard Fang Xingjian's question, he smiled and said, "Of course not. The Imperial Preceptor should know that there are currently three great influences within the Church today. The factions under the Oceansky Saint and the Phenomenal Saint are the ones who hold a strong hostility toward you.

"However, we are different. I'm in the faction under the Immortality Saint, and we don't harbor any hostility toward you. We even feel have a certain amount of favorable impression toward you."

"Oh?" Fang Xingjian did not comment on this but continued to ask, "Then why are the Oceansky Saint and the Phenomenal Saint hostile toward me?"

When the Realm Traversing Guardian King heard Fang Xingjian's question, he shook his head, let out a bitter laugh, and said, "This is a great secret in the Church.

"Back when the previous Pope disappeared, the three Saints were the last people who saw him. However, the three Saints each had different explanations toward the Pope's disappearance, and they each felt that they were the next successor to the Pope. This is why the Church has been in internal strife till today.

"And not long after the Pope disappeared, the Phenomenal Saint and Oceansky Saint announced that there were demons who stole a hint of the previous Pope's remnant will to nurture a demonic fetus, attempting desecration.

"When the demonic fetus comes to life, they would looked exactly the same as the Pope."

When Fang Xingjian heard this, he frowned. "Do I bear a great resemblance to the previous Pope?"

"You don't just bear a resemblance," the Realm Traversing Guardian King said with a sigh. "If it isn't because your disposition is too different, I might even think that the Pope has been reborn. You might not know this, but the previous Pope held great power and prestige in the Church. The moment the Phenomenal Saint and Oceansky Saint announced the existence of a demonic fetus, many believers and quite a number of the Guardian Kings swore to kill it.

"In the past over ten years, numerous people in the north who bore a resemblance to the Pope were executed in secret. Some of those people only had a slight resemblance to the Pope.

"They've gone crazy and out of control."

Fang Xingjian nodded slightly. The Church of Universal Truth was the strongest influence in the world, but before that, they were first and foremost a religious sect. To people who did not believe in the God of Universal Truth, their behavior might seem a little irrational. However, Fang Xingjian understood that religious sects did not talk about logic.

Moreover, this was a world where the God of Universal Truth could really bring forth divine miracles and bestow divine arts. As long as it was something concerning religious sects and their faith, there was no logic.

However, unlike the Oceansky Saint and the Phenomenal Saint, the Immortality Saint did not seem to harbor hostility toward Fang Xingjian.

With the Black Mage King's and Gold Mage King's existences, the black-clothed man's secret, the matter where Fang Xingjian was deemed to be a desecrater, as well as the impending onslaught...

Fang Xingjian might really have a great battle against the Church of Universal Truth. However, he was not fully prepared for this right now.

He had killed 14 Divine level experts today and forced the Heavenly Lion King to head into the Nine-Tiered Heavens in advance.

Despite this, the Church's Guardian Kings were different from ordinary Divine level experts. They possessed divine arts.

This allowed them to unleash powers which surpassed their cultivation realms.

Moreover, Fang Xingjian had yet to complete the cultivation of the Thunder-Inducing Technique, Heaven-Connecting Upper Extremity Sword Physique, and the knowledge inheritance from the worldless monument. He still had great room for improvement and naturally wanted to delay the battle against the Church for as long as possible.

If he could make use of the Immortality Saint to hinder the other two Saints, it would be a good thing.

At the thought of this, Fang Xingjian's gaze flickered, and a stream of his intent was transmitted into the Realm Traversing Guardian King's mind.

"Mystical prints?" When the Realm Traversing Guardian King first saw that what Fang Xingjian sent him was a set of cultivating method, he did not care about it that much.

The Church of Universal Truth had a legacy of being the number one influence in the world for countless years, as well as having the attention of the God of Universal Truth. Additionally, there had been a number of tier eight or even nine Divine level Popes in history.

Therefore, the Church of Universal Truth's experts never had a shortage of legacies of cultivating means. They might even have a difficulty in choosing as there were too many cultivating methods.

However, after the Realm Traversing Guardian King took a closer look at the mystical prints, his eyes lit up and a hint of excitement shone on his face.

He looked at Fang Xingjian and said, "Are the effects of these mystical prints really so astonishing?"

"This is just the first level of the mystical prints. You can take it back and try it out."

The Realm Traversing Guardian King's eyes flickered. Since Fang Xingjian dared to say this, then even if the effects were not as astonishing as described, they would not be too far off.

Moreover, he also understood the meaning behind Fang Xingjian's words. This was just the first level. This meant that there was still the second, third, and even fourth level...

Thinking of this, many thoughts ran through the Realm Traversing Guardian King's mind even with his level of cultivation.

The Church of Universal Truth naturally also had methods to increase one's cultivating aptitude.

However, all of them were methods that had harsh requirements, and the effects were limited. Unless a person received the blessings from the God of Universal Truth, it would be impossible for them to receive the great convenience and effects that the mystical prints were said to be able to bring.

Moreover, this means of increasing one's aptitude could not only be used merely on ordinary people. The Guardian Kings could use them as well.