Chapter 368 Fast
After the two of them disappeared, there was a light swoosh accompanied by a strong gust of wind. Under the effect of Boundaries Negation, Fang Xingjian's speed, which was 15 times that of supersonic speed, dealt too much impact on the surroundings.
The air was pushed back, seething like a puff of steam. Strong gales blew and turned into numerous shock waves, blowing away many bookshelves.
Boom boom boom sounds continued to ring out in the sky. Then Fang Xingjian leaped several hundred meters into the air, bringing along streams of white smog with him.
With a speed that was 15 times that of supersonic speed, it seemed as if the entire world had come to a standstill in Fang Xingjian's eyes. The air became viscous like mercury, creating waves of ripples with each step he took and each stomp he made in the air.
Following that, air currents exploded, pushing Fang Xingjian forward.
With each step he took, there would be an explosion in the air, which was like the furious rumbling of the heavenly thunders. The white air currents would then scatter in all directions, and by then, Fang Xingjian would already be several hundreds of meters away.
With Fang Xingjian's current attributes, he could easily cause air explosions with his steps to send him flying and advancing beyond supersonic speed.
The academy was only over ten kilometers away from the Great Western City. With Fang Xingjian's flying speed, it would only take him several seconds.
However, these few seconds were sufficient for two Conferred Knights who excelled in speed to undergo a series of both overt and covert fights.
Anderson emerged from an area of shadows and lifted his head to glance at the white air currents which had cut across the air. He let out a cold laugh and then once again leaped about in the shadows.
Fang Xingjian's speed was naturally fast, but Anderson had absolute confidence at moving across long distances.
He continued to use his Flash Move from shadows to shadows. Each time he used it, it would bring him several hundreds of meters away. Each time he used the Flash Move, aside from his own reaction time, it basically did not require any other additional time.
However, because he had to move at a quick speed, Anderson did not have the time to extend his Shadow Domain. He could only continue darting about between the shadows which existed in the environment. This prevented him from moving in a straight line, so he could only continue to keep jumping about in the shadows which were already there. His advancing path was one which had a polygonal chain.
In such a situation, Anderson continued to move at a very fast speed, slowly reducing the distance between himself and Fang Xingjian.
Leaping out from the shadows once again, Anderson threw a glance toward the sky to see Fang Xingjian lagging behind him. He smiled inwardly. There were only a few more leaps before he would enter the Great Western City.
Just then, a loud sound came from the sky. However, the speed of the sound was not fast enough to reach Anderson's ears. Therefore, he did not catch the astonishing scene which was happening in the air.
Fang Xingjian activated the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor, and in an instant, his entire body was covered by countless scale armors. Many white colored acceleration force fields continued to flash as explosive forces rang out incessantly in Fang Xingjian's body.
The level 29 armor contained half the powers of Sand Country's national hero, Domirov. However, Fang Xingjian had not been able to suppress Domirov's will and thus had not been able to fully unleash its prowess.
However, the progress Fang Xingjian had made during this time brought his ether synchronization rate to 40%, and his cultivation had increased tremendously.
At this moment, what Fang Xingjian unleashed, after activating the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor, was 10% of the prowess of the level 29 Sand Country's national hero.
In that instant, several hundred streams of air currents came forth explosively in the air. They were the trails left behind from Fang Xingjian's consecutive stomps. The high speed friction of the air currents created a tremendously high temperature, and steam emerged incessantly from Fang Xingjian's body.
At this moment, Fang Xingjian's speed had already surpassed that of Anderson, who had only expended the time spent on his reaction.
Bringing along a series of air explosions with him, Fang Xingjian came to an abrupt stop, appearing 200 meters above the eatery.The flesh and blood throughout his body trembled furiously. Coming to a sudden stop after moving at such extreme speed was the equivalent of him attacking himself with over ten times of his full power.
However, the body strengthening effect he had gained from unleashing the forces of the heavenly thunders and terrestrial magnetism, a technique he had gained after advancing to level 23, he managed to hold on and only suffered from slight internal injuries.
However, even if Fang Xingjian had come to a stop 100 meters away, the extreme speed he demonstrated was still overwhelming. As strong gales blew and hid Fang Xingjian's silhouette, Fang Xingjian passed by the eatery amidst everyone's screams and shouts, picked up a piece of Vulcan Grilled Meat, and left another golden button. With that, he then soared into the air once again, flying toward the direction of the Regional Academy.
Having activated the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor, Fang Xingjian's strength broke through his limits. Moreover, with the help of the countless supporting force fields, Fang Xingjian's speed achieved a new peak. By the time Anderson returned to the library, Fang Xingjian had already finished half of the Vulcan Grilled Meat.
Anderson crushed the grilled meat in his hand in dust and asked, "How can you be so fast?! What is that force you used at the end?"
"Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor." Fang Xingjian said nonchalantly, "You've been in seclusion for far too long. Many things are already not as how they were two months ago."
"Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor? It's actually the prowess of the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor? They gave you this set of Superior Divine Armor as a reward?" Anderson's brows twitched. Clearly, he knew about the reputation of this set of armor. However, it was only now that he knew Fang Xingjian had gotten his hands on it.
Fang Xingjian said, "Since you've lost, I'll be troubling you for the next half a year."
Anderson was so angry that he huffed angrily for a few seconds before slowly putting his anger under control. An arrogant and proud genius like himself would naturally keep to his words and not break promises easily. However, upon thinking that he would need to run errands for Fang Xingjian for half a year, his chest started undulating agitatedly.
Fang Xingjian continued, "I won't be needing your help normally. It's just that sometimes there might be a need for the presence of a Conferred Knight while Ferdinand and Zhou Xingwen handle their work."
"But you can't disturb my cultivation."
"That I know." Fang Xingjian smiled and said. "I'll pay you a salary of 3,000 gold every month. You won't be doing this for free. It won't take too much of your time either."
A salary of 3,000 gold every month was considered quite a decent income even for a Conferred Knight. It was even more so for Anderson, a Conferred Knight who had just completed his second transition.
Anderson looked at Fang Xingjian for quite a while before asking, "When did you become so rich?"
"I told you. You've missed out on too many things in the past two months."
Fang Xingjian gave Anderson the contact details and addresses of Ferdinand and the others. Then he went back to scanning the books in the library.
After Anderson left the library, he grabbed a random maid and asked about the recent events of the past two months. Fang Xingjian's case had been blown out of proportion, so even a maid knew about the general gist of things.
As Anderson listened, his expression went through tremendous changes. This was especially so after he heard that even the Holy Orison strongly supported Fang Xingjian's Rebirth Sword Technique. His eyes were wide open and filled with disbelief.
'To think that such a big matter has happened.'
Anderson gave it some thought. The first thing he was going to do was take a look at was the Rebirth Sword Technique.
On the other hand, at the eatery, it was as if a tempest had just run through. Although Fang Xingjian had already tried his best to reduce his speed, the strong gales produced from his movements had still blown away many things in the eatery.
Diana felt scared and puzzled as she looked at the messy state of the shop. 'What on earth happened? Why was there suddenly such strong wind?'
Just then, a golden gleam flashed before her eyes. She went over, bent down, and picked up a golden button.
"Mother didn't take this with her? She's really too careless."