Chapter 146 Poison
An immense pain surge through his body. He felt as if a large amount of sulphuric acid was corroding his body.
Fang Xingjian reached out his trembling hand towards the antidote he had.
'Was I poisoned?
He opened the cap to the antidote and gulped down the whole bottle.
Reiya and the others who were on the other hand also dashed over.
"Lad, you've been keeping us in the dark!"
"To think that you've managed to push back Mumukeya. What on earth is your agility attribute now?"
"From Kirst Academy... You must be Fang Xingjian? That genius who had transitioned into a Windstorm Sword Hero."
But after talking for a moment, the few of them immediately felt that something was amiss with Fang Xingjian.
Spurting out another big mouthful of blood, Fang Xingjian could only feel that the world before him was in total chaos. He was down on one of his knees, vomiting out blood which looked like viscous venom, blood that corroded a large piece of the land very quickly.
"What happened to you?!" Reiya let out an astonished cry while Wei Longzi was already supporting Fang Xingjian. He stated coldly, "He's poisoned."
"Did Mumukeya smear poison on his dagger? Are we poisoned as well?" Grand asked anxiously.
Just then, a laughing voice once again drew away everyone's attention.
"Haha, don't worry, you guys have not been poisoned."
Wearing a suit of red, the fire patterns on Kauntiz head seemed as if they were burning up as they jumped about. He entered together with Rebecca, Cynthia, and Cynthia's husband Zakov behind him.
Zakov looked in the direction Mumukeya had fled to and asked worriedly, "Mumukeya seems to be injured. Should we chase him down first?"
"No need for that. He's a Garcia's barbarian, no need to be too concerned." Kaunitz looked at Fang Xingjian coldly, pride and rejoice beaming in his eyes.
"Our target is Fang Xingjian."
He led the three to a spot fifteen meters away from Reiya and the others. Looking at how Reiya and the others were standing between them and Fang Xingjian, Kaunitz broke into a smile. "Why, are you guys thinking of stopping me?"
Reiya furrowed her pair of green-colored beautiful brows, asking, "Who are you? Does Fang Xingjian's poisoning have anything to do with you?"
Kaunitz did not pay any heed to Reiya but turned to look at Fang Xingjian who was being covered up by the others. Looking at Fang Xingjian's trembling face which had turned green, Kaunitz laughed harder. He seemed to be pleased.
Kaunitz enjoyed the feeling of this moment. He looked at Fang Xingjian excitedly, "Fang Xingjian, that poison is no ordinary one. It's mixed in vulnerary ointment and will slowly lurk in your body while your wounds are being healed. It will stay there for an extremely long period of time and only act up after it has completely merged into the blood and has flowed through your body.
"Once it acts up, the muscles, bones and organs all over your body will be corroded, rendering you unable to muster your strength. By then, even Netherworld Valley's antidotes would be useless.
"And earlier, you had gone through vigorous movements during the battle, causing the toxin to slowly spread through your body. Do you understand now?
"Now, not only will you feel that your limbs growing weak, you'll also be unable to focus due to your body's deterioration. You won't even be able to keep up your Waves and, naturally your Reduced Force Field as well. You won't be be able to use any extraordinary strength or skills at all.
"Haha, while you won't die, you won't be able to garner any strength. Even a child could kill you easily now..."
Looking at Kaunitz's proud expression, Reiya was in great disbelief. She asked, "Are you crazy? Helping the Garcia people poison one of your own? What on earth are you trying to do?"
"Hmmm, how could a mere Garcia guy be worth mentioning? Only commoners like yourself would not be able to see the situation clearly. Compared to these few Garcia people, geniuses like Fang Xingjian are much more important."
Reiya stood in front of Fang Xingjian, saying coldly, "If that's the case, then it's all the more reason for why we can't let you run rampant. Fang Xingjian is a genius of the Empire, the wealth of the whole country. We will report to the association that you poisoned and attempted to harm him. You can just wait to receive interrogation."
"Hahahaha, received interrogation? Hahahahahahahaha." Kaunitz covered his face as he broke out into laughter. His laughter became increasingly louder. In just an instant, it had already spread out in the forest to hundreds of meters away.
"Are you a fool?" He pointed with one finger, causing crimson red sparks to transform into laser light that pierced through the air. It was the a beam from the Divine Flames of the Earth's Core. Its powers was comparable to a high-powered laser weapon.
No one was able to react in time. Reiya lowered her head in a daze, looking down at her chest. The crimson red beam had already pierced through her chest.
Wei Longzi dashed up to her in an instant. Looking at how Reiya continued to spurt out fresh blood, he trembled unceasingly, not knowing what to do.
He had grown up together with Reiya, learnt martial arts together, took examinations together, participated in the Prefectural Selection together, and eventually, became Knights together.
She had long since become his lover and kin. Looking at Reiya who had fallen in his arms, he felt as if the whole world had crumbled.
Tai Long, who was covered up in armor, walked over and furiously said, "Her lungs have been punctured and her blood is blocking up her passageways, causing her to be unable to breath. We need to find a way to heal her."
"I know first-aid, let me try." Grand walked over while Tai Long and Wei Longzi turned over, brimming in killing intent as they looked towards Kaunitz.
Wei Longzi held onto both his swords, criss-crossing them before his chest. He spokeout in a tone so icy-cold it seemed to be able to freeze the air, "No matter who you are, you're dead."
"You're really childish. Do you think that we'll let you guys leave?" Kaunitz shook his head. "Kill or be killed. Wasn't it very clear when I was explaining things earlier? You only understand now?
"It's like how his Highness had said. The Empire's Knights are already rotting. It's impossible for people who believes in justice, morality, friendship, light to become truly strong.
"The weak falls prey to the strong. The winner takes it all. This is the true principle in this world."
"Shut up, you crap. Go reflect on yourself in hell."
Wei Longzi slashed out with his two swords, after which countless electric currents jumped about across both blades as if it were forming an electrified net, closing in towards Kaunitz.
However, Kaunitz only shook his head and smile. The next moment, three silhouettes had already dashed out. It was Rebecca, Cynthia, and Zakov. All three of them were Elders in their clans, nurtured for decades, and were old monsters who had been in the first transition for decades. By taking in countless heavenly and earthly treasures as well as nutrition from ferocious beasts, their attributes were pushed up to 100 points. On top of the fact that they had trained hard to attain many specialties, they were almost invincible amongst those in the first transition.
Dong dong dong. Soft sounds rang out as Tai Long, Grand, and Wei Longzi were knocked down, fresh blood flowing out from their bodies. They felt immense pain.
Looking at how the three of them had their faces twisted in pain, Kaunitz smiled and walked up to Fang Xingjian. Looking at how the latter had his eyes closed and seemed to be healing his injuries, he laughed, "Fang Xingjian, are you still trying to heal yourself?
"It's useless. This poison is known as Eternal Wounds. If you don't take the antidote, it's impossible for you to recover. How is it? Have you realized it has gotten increasingly difficult to breathe? It's because your organs are starting to fail."
He thought to himself, 'Mmm, his heart is weakening, and even his stomach is going to stop moving soon. Haha, the flow of his blood has also slowed down.'
Kaunitz twitched his ears, displaying his strong five senses from the Inferno Indestructible Physique.
Seeing that Fang Xingjian remained expressionless with his eyes closed as he tried to heal himself, Kaunitz's mouth twitched as he said, "Oh right, after seeing how things have come to this, you must already know who have poisoned you, don't you?"