Chapter 480: Questioning
Translator: Yukidaruma Translations Editor: Yukidaruma Translations
Even after hearing what Fang Xingjian said, Jessica still had not given up.
With a roar, streams of electricity flashed all over her body as she stood up, bringing along with an endless glow. She arrived before Fang Xingjian with a dash, and the streams of thunderbolts turned into an electric arc like a thunderbolt longspear. The longspear thrust out toward Fang Xingjian with a damaging prowess which seemed like it could destroy an entire street.
Although her mind was being suppressed, she could still give commands for her body to attack through the electric signals controlling the physical body. These electric signals bypassed her consciousness and directly gave the command to the neural network.
Fang Xingjian watched Jessica's thrust with slight disapproval.
'It's true that one can get into magic prints very quickly. Even someone of Jessica's aptitude can reach level 29 within two years.
'However, it's far too hard to attain the Divine level through magic prints. The number of Divine level experts across Earth can't even be compared to the number of Divine level experts in just the Empire.
'A Divine level expert can materialize one's will, even to the extent of being able to affect the material world. So what did it matter if there were several hundreds of thousands or several millions of people at level 29?'
In Miracle World, there was no need for ordinary people to take part in wars. The people at the bottom of the hierarchy involved in war would be level 19 Knights. Second transition Conferred Knights were already sufficient in contributing to the direction of the battle's results, while Divine level experts could change the results of the entire war, determining the future of history.
It could be said that when two influences clashed, only Divine level experts could go up against Divine level experts, while only those in the second transition would be able to go up against those in the second transition. This left the situation of those in the first transition to deal with the enemies in the first transition. The victories or losses between those in the first transition would not be able to affect the results of the fights between Divine level experts.
Being a notch higher would make a huge difference. The strongest were irreplaceable, and those who were higher up would affect those at the bottom. However, the reverse did not apply. As Fang Xingjian continued to grow stronger, he understood this logic better.
This meant that as long as the number of Divine level experts on Earth did not increase in multiple folds, they would not dare to make a large-scale move into Miracle World. After all, once magic prints were exposed to the rest of the world turning the people into the allies of the Mage Association, the Church of Universal Truth would probably not remain silent.
The Church of Universal Truth was an influence that had over 30 Divine level experts, including the Guardian Kings and Saints. They had the power to crush all the other forces in Miracle World.
Jessica's performance right now was just like what Fang Qian had said. The magic prints allowed one to borrow the powers from the evil gods beyond the heavens, and such power became much weaker when they were on Earth. This caused the battle prowess of the magic prints Warriors on Earth to be a far cry from their performance in the Miracle World.
However, the same applied for Knights. The density of ether particles in Demonic City seemed to be only 10% of what it was in Miracle World.
There were no changes to Fang Xingjian's physical body and will. However, the effects, such as thunderbolts, flames, and tremors, he could use during battles were over ten times weaker.
'In Demonic City, it's still the most effective to fight with one's physical body and will.'
Just as Fang Xingjian was thinking about this, Jessica's Thunderbolt Spear was already one inch away from Fang Xingjian and would be piercing his eyes at the very next moment. However, from Jessica's perspective, Fang Xingjian still seemed as if his thoughts were elsewhere and that he had yet to react to what was happening.
'Don't blame me. You only have yourself to blame for being too immature.'
Yet, at the next moment, Jessica's eyes opened wide as she looked at the scene in disbelief.
Her Thunderbolt Spear had completely pierced through Fang Xingjian's eyeball, and even her finger was already touching his eyeball. However, there were no effects at all.
She felt as if she was pressing down on a steel plate that felt slightly soft. The strange touch brought along a powerful counteracting force. With a loud cry, she retrieved her palm and saw that three of her fingers were completely twisted. The bones inside them were completely broken, and even her tendons were completely torn.
Then Fang Xingjian tapped a single finger on her forehead. Jessica could only feel a powerful consciousness, in the form of a brilliantly flashing sword intent, gushing down from the crown of her head. In the blink of an eye, it had run through her entire body, seeming as if it would be able to tear her into pieces at any time now.
Jessica wanted to resist, but she felt a piercing pain in her heart, like it was being pierced by 10,000 swords. It caused her to cry out in agony as she collapsed to the ground.
From there, every time she developed a hint of resistance in her mind, the same excruciating pain would come at her in waves. It took her ten minutes before she got used to this condition, and she now no longer dared to show any more resistance.
Jessica's countenance was pale, her eyes sunken, and her forehead covered in cold sweat. She seemed as if she had just been put through a bout of serious illness. Right now, she was looking at Fang Xingjian as if she was looking at a demon.
"What did you do to me?"
"I channeled a stream of sword intent into your body. As long as you harbor the slightest hostility against me, it'll let you have a taste of agony. The longer the hostility is sustained, the greater the agony will be. It'll continue on until your hostility is completely gone." Fang Xingjian looked at Jessica coldly and said, "Now, let me ask you a few questions."
After hearing what Fang Xingjian said, Jessica's heart was drowning in terror. Right now, Fang Xingjian's power was unfathomable. This power which managed to twist her around his finger was something she had never sensed before on any magic prints Warriors.
Even Demonic City's Chief of the Police Department did not seem to hold such power.
Fang Xingjian asked, "How's the situation in the Fang Clan right now? Where is Li Shuanghua?"
"Ever since your younger cousin was accepted as a disciple by the Black Mage King, the Fang Clan has grown to be very influential. They borrowed the reputation of the Black Mage King to expand continuously, and now they have risen to being third amongst the Five Great Clans from their previous fifth position." Jessica continued on, "But as for news on Li Shuanghua... She's a Divine level expert, a top notch existence in Demonic City. How could I possibly know where she is? All I know is that she hasn't appeared in public for a few months now."
"It's been a few months?" Fang Xingjian started thinking to himself. Li Shuanghua had probably started the preparations to forge the Divine Remains Equipment from a few months ago and had now gone into hiding.
His greatest worry was that Li Shuanghua had headed to Miracle World. Miracle World was very big, and it would be very hard for him to find her. If all else did not work, he could only try to lure her out. If that were to happen, he would have to face Li Shuanghua and her allies head-on, and that was Fang Xingjian's last resort.
Just then, the doorbell rang. Jessica looked at Fang Xingjian, who said, "Why are you looking at me. Someone's at the door, so you should go and check it out."
Jessica stood up, trembling. She felt as if her four limbs were all very weak and achy. It was all due to the tremendous pain she had experienced earlier.
Switching on digital door viewer, a man wearing a suit appeared on the screen. It was Gustav, the man who had just left on his sports car.
Gustav said, "Jessica? You forgot your wallet with me earlier. Let me bring it up to you."
Jessica was just about to say something when a voice rang out in her mind. It was Fang Xingjian's voice.
"Who is he?"
"The matter between us doesn't concern him... Ahhh..."
The pain happened for one-thousandth of a second, causing Jessica to let out a stifled snort. Gustav asked puzzledly, "What's wrong? Jessica?"
Jessica shook her head and forced a smile, "It's nothing. I slipped a little."
Simultaneously, she sighed and replied to Fang Xingjian in her mind, "He's from the Dupont Clan."
"Oh? The Dupont Clan from the White Hawk Country?"
"That's the one."
Fang Xingjian smiled and said, "You're quite good at getting yourself a rich partner."
Right now, the most influential clans on Earth were clearly the Five Great Clans that had Divine level experts. They formed the Earth's Federation with the governments of various countries. Earth's Federation could be said to be the strongest influence on Earth.
There were of course still many perennial influences under the Five Great Clans that existed on Earth, as well as newly formed clans that had risen with the appearance of Demonic City.
The White Hawk Country's Dupont Clan was one of the perennial clans on Earth, and their wealth was comparable to that of a country. They had an extensive network of connections and were influential both in the military and political worlds.
Even the Five Great Clans, which had Divine level experts, could only suppress them. They could not recklessly try to kill them, otherwise, it would bring about an agitated backlash, and a world war would probably occur. It could even develop into a nuclear war.
Looking at Gustav, who was reflected in the screen, Fang Xingjian nodded slightly. He seemed to have thought of something.
"Someone from Dupont Clan... He can be useful."
The exchange between the two through their consciousness only went on for a short moment. Gustav smiled and asked, "How about it? You don't welcome me?"
Fang Xingjian's voice rang out in Jessica's mind concurrently, "Let him come up."
Jessica let out an inward sigh and pressed the button.
Two minutes later, Gustav had already arrived outside her door. Jessica opened the door and threw him a helpless glance.
Gustav smiled and entered. However, it was not been long until the smile completely disappeared from his gaze. His gaze passed by Jessica and landed on Fang Xingjian, who was seated casually on the sofa. Gustav frowned, and a hint of cold light flashed in his eyes.