Chapter 350 Refute
Lilia stood up abruptly, and the armrest her hands had been clenching tightly seemed to crack a bit. Ferdinand patted her on the back and said, "It's fine. Since Xingjian is willing to come, it must be because he has a solution."
However, in that instant, a fierce commotion broke out amongst the spectators, and countless evil intents were directed toward Fang Xingjian.
"You're the one who created the Rebirth Sword Technique?"
"What rubbish sword technique is that?! Do you know how many people you've harmed?!"
"Is a person like this still considered as a genius the Regional Academy nurtured? The management is getting increasingly shameless."
Hearing the crowd's curses, Fang Xingjian's brows furrowed even deeper. Finally, Fang Xingjian stomped fiercely, and it was as if a sword light flashed past in the air. His leg was like a sharp sword piercing into the ground.
Using his leg as a replacement for a sword, Fang Xingjian activated his level 40 Phenomena Sword Formation. This sword formation had been created from the synthesis of the Thunderbolt Sword Technique, Mountain Shifting Sword, and the Aquatic Sword Formation. Through setting up a sword formation, the user could control the power of thunderbolt, geomagnetism, and water vapor, manipulating everything in the world.
The people present felt that the ground was tremoring furiously, accompanied by loud rumbling. Many screams rang out incessantly, as if the end of the world was coming.
The terrifying tremors covered up everyone's voices. Then when the ground stopped trembling, the place turned completely quiet, without a single sound.
Sally glared at Fang Xingjian while thinking, 'This guy's sword arts have gotten stronger again?' However, she still looked at Fang Xingjian fearlessly and said, "Fang Xingjian! What do you want?! Are you thinking of assaulting the arbitration team?!"
"I'm just letting them keep quiet for a bit." Fang Xingjian lifted his head to scan the spectator stands before saying, "A bunch of people who aren't even Conferred Knights... Do you people really understand sword arts? If you don't and you haven't even seen the Rebirth Sword Technique before, what right do you have to speak?
"Don't get it wrong. No matter what you say, the results of today's arbitration won't be related to you."
Sally glared at Fang Xingjian coldly and said, "Fang Xingjian, I'm guessing you may not know the situation now. The association has already discovered that over 104 people in the country have suffered from varying degrees of internal organ deterioration after practicing the Rebirth Sword Technique.
"Moreover, Master Laurence from the Myriad Star Palace, who is the first disciple of the Astral Ancestor, as well as Master Heng Tianxiao, who is the Supreme Chief of the School of Sword Arts, have both sent documents to prove that there is a problem with the Rebirth Sword Technique."
Hearing this, Fang Xingjian's expression turned uncontrollably grim. He had not expected the opposition to be this vicious, sending out so many elders in order to suppress the Rebirth Sword Technique.
If it was not for the Holy Orison's letter, he would probably really be in trouble.
Therefore, Fang Xingjian did not say much and just took out the Holy Orison's letter. The moment he took out the letter, white light surged from the envelope, and a terrifying consciousness appeared.
Watching as the envelope unleashed a white light while floating in midair, everyone present was struck with fear.
The weak sensed was an instinctive terror, the terror a rabbit would feel when it encountered a tiger.
While the strong sensed something even stronger. They could sense that an information current was radiating out continuously from the envelope in all directions. Yet when they read the information with their Heaven's Perception, they could only sense endless light, heat, and profoundness.
That was right. The profoundness was taller than the mountains and deeper than the seas. It embraced everything and was forgiving without the intention to possess everything.
The air trembled slightly, and an old man's voice was transmitted to everyone's ears without restraint. It was the voice of an elder, and it was filled with the tone of love and concern.
"Good afternoon. I'm the seventh Guardian King of the Church of Universal Truth. However, you should be more used to addressing me as the Holy Orison.
"There's no need to feel astonished. This is my ether clone. The reason I'm here today is to talk about the matter regarding Fang Xingjian."
Hearing the Holy Orison's words, the morales of the people from the Regional Academy received a boost. Lilia and Ferdinand broke into delighted smiles as well.
However, the countenances of Sword Saint Sasa and Arbitrator Sally immediately turned grim.
Sasa frowned and cursed inwardly, 'Damn it! To think that a Divine level expert has personally come to show him support. What kind of joke is this?!'
The gap between a Divine level expert and an ordinary Knight was far too great. Moreover, because of this, Divine level experts would restrict each other, making their moves carefully.
The appearance of the Holy Orison had clearly caught everyone unaware in that instant.
Sally asked directly, "Lord Holy Orison, are you going to prove that there's no problem with the Rebirth Sword Technique? However, there are already over 100 martial arts practitioners across the country who have suffered injuries after practicing the Rebirth Sword Technique."
Sally skipped out on bringing up Laurence and Heng Tianxiao. It was because the two of them clearly did not command as high an authority as compared to the Holy Orison.
The Holy Orison said, "You can't suspect that it's due to the Rebirth Sword Technique just because 100 cultivators have gotten injured. What you have are just statistics and not the true reason.
"It's just like how anyone who basks themselves in sunlight would eventually die. Are we not going to bask ourselves in sunlight anymore because of this?
"Based on my experience, there's no problem with the Rebirth Sword Technique. Furthermore, I've already cultivated this technique to level 10, and it's able to provide me with 8,000 potential points daily.
"When the Rebirth Sword Technique is cultivated to level 10, even an ordinary apprentice without the enhancement of any specialties should be able to get at least 4,000 to 5,000 potential points."
Hearing this, a commotion broke out. Everyone's attention was drawn in by the mention of 8,000 potential points.
8,000 potential points... How terrifying a number was this? Even if the people present knew that they might not be as monstrous as a Divine level expert, having 4,000 to 5,000 potential points daily was also something which they would usually not even dare to think about. Only cultivators would understand how great the temptation was.
Especially since the words were said by the Holy Orison, who would not believe it?
In the future, even if they felt that there was a problem with the Rebirth Sword Technique, there would still be a large group of people who would be unable to hold back and decide to pick up the technique.
Sally said with a pale countenance, "But this still can't hide the risks that the Rebirth Sword Technique has, right? At least, there's still a need to prove that the issues with that 100 people are not relevant to the Rebirth Sword Technique before everyone can be at ease when they cultivate the technique."
However, the Holy Orison did not go along with Sally's plans. Instead, he avoided engaging with the matter regarding the 100 people and said directly, "There's definitely no problem with the Rebirth Sword Technique. I've already reported this matter to the Church. A team of representatives will probably be coming soon to talk with Fang Xingjian about the issuing of the rights to the sword technique. Our Church will be promoting this sword technique massively for the next few years.
"Additionally, what the people present here may not know is that the cultivation of the Rebirth Sword Technique is also very beneficial to the training of Divine level experts. It can even slightly increase the chances for a level 29 expert to attain the Divine level."
After saying that, the Holy Orison paused for a while, as if he was letting the others have some time to digest this shocking news.
He then continued, "Moreover, I've already invited Fang Xingjian to participate in the Church's Martial Techniques Grading Plan. With his talent and sword arts cultivation, he has the capability to be in charge of the grading of at least 1% of the sword techniques."
Instantly, a big commotion broke out in the hall. Various astonished, surprised, and envious gazes landed on Fang Xingjian.
Sally fell back into her seat helplessly, her gaze filled with fury and exasperation. However, there was nothing she could do to change the current situation.