Chapter 362 Wait
Robert looked at the three Knights charging toward him and inwardly let out a breath of relief. If they were to fight one-on-one, these people would probably not be his match. However, with all the three of them attacking together, they would be able to suppress him. When he thought of this, he was thankful that he had come together with Fang Xingjian. If he had come by himself, not only would he be unable to get back the 90,000 gold, but he would also be given a thrashing.
Fang Xingjian threw a cold glance at the three Knights and punched out across space. Although it was a fist force, it was turned into turned into sword force by his sword bones. They raged through the sky like longswords, slicing through air and slashing out three aerial shock waves which turned into three streams of sword force.
Consecutive grunts and terrible cries rang out as the three Knights, who had charged over, fell to the ground. Their tendons and bones were broken.
Astonishment flashed past Gus' fat face. Fang Xingjian had managed to deal severe injuries to the three Knights just by attacking them through space. His abilities were truly unfathomable.
This was especially the case when his attack was nothing special. They were just shock waves formed from air currents attacking across space. Gus was completely unable to tell Fang Xingjian's identity and background.
Shop owner Gus threw Fang Xingjian a vicious look. However, right now, her side was on the losing end. Even though her eyes were filled with hatred and humiliation, she still bowed and asked once again, "Who exactly are you? Even if I were to raise the money, I can't not know your name, right?"
The strongest emotions in Fang Xingjian's heart were fury and vengeance. Usually, they would be suppressed and cleared by his mental cultivation method, and he would appear so cold that it would be like no living creature could approach. However, the moment his emotions exploded, it would be like the battles he had in the Prefectural Academy and when he was dealing with Sally. His ruthlessness and tyranny would be endless.
This time around, Gus had deceived him of his 90,000 gold. During a time which was so crucial for him, she had delayed his momentum. The negative emotions in his heart were ignited.
Hearing Gus' words, Fang Xingjian threw her a sideward glance and said coldly, "You think you're worthy to ask for my name? Get the money raised within half an hour. Otherwise, you can forget about operating this shop.
"If you have any people to back you up or any other tricks, just bring them all out. I'll take them all on."
With Fang Xingjian words stating that he was not willing to identify himself, Gus knew that this young man would definitely not take this lying down. Moreover, she felt that she had already given him sufficient respect, yet he had tried to pressure her time and time again. This caused the flames of fury in her heart to grow increasingly larger. She shouted, "You're really impressive. This Iron Ore Town is directly managed by the Great Western Region Bureau of Mines. You're better off not looking for trouble for your family."
Right now, Gus still had a faint feeling that Fang Xingjian was a great aristocrat from elsewhere. For him to dare be so arrogant right now, there must be someone in his family who held great power and status.
Hearing Gus' words, Fang Xingjian only threw her a look and then tapped out with his finger. A pure physical strength pierced through the air like a fuel air explosive, exploding in front of Gus' face.
The impact of this force was not very strong, but with the enhancement of the Unparalleled Sword Intent, it was controlled very well. The explosion affected Gus' ears, breaking her balance and causing her to tumble to the ground. She tried to exert force with her legs, but with the damage dealt to her her ears and brain, she was not able to get to her feet for quite a while.
Robert looked carefully at Fang Xingjian. Back from when he knew Fang Xingjian at the Prefectural Academy, he had already known that Fang Xingjian was a person who appeared very cold on the outside but was actually a heated up person on the inside. Although he usually appeared to be a very cool-headed person, once he was angered, he would be like an exploding volcano. Back when Fang Xingjian had just been a Knight, he had already dared to abduct Kaunitz right under the eyes of Kirst Academy's Headmaster.
At present, having become a Conferred Knight, Fang Xingjian would naturally be even more vicious. Until now, Fang Xingjian had not even mentioned his name. It was clear that he was bent on teaching Gus and the people behind her a good lesson.
Seeing that Gus was unstable and unable to get on her feet, Fang Xingjian said nonchalantly, "You have only 27 minutes left."
Gus' face was filled with agony as she only managed to get to her feet after a long while. She opened her mouth and was just about to curse, but she was held back by Fang Xingjian's cold gaze.
"If you say another word, I'll take your life."
Gus' face turned flushed red, and she clenched her fist tightly. However, she held back her words and turned to walk away, not daring to look at Fang Xingjian anymore.
Roeslim, who was still under Fang Xingjian's foot, shouted, "Do you dare to let me go?!"
"Who are you able to call?"
"Are you scared?"
Roeslim felt the pressure on his face lessen, and he was able to stand up. He quickly rolled away, fumbled to his feet, and then looked at Fang Xingjian's direction.
"If you have the guts, wait right here."
Fang Xingjian smiled and swung his sword fingers, causing sword Qis to surge. Roeslim let out an astonished cry and immediately retreated as all the hairs on his body stood up. He felt that he had never run so fast in his life before, and in the blink of an eye, he ran over 100 meters away.
Sensing no injuries on himself, Roeslim grinned and said to Fang Xingjian, "Wait right there! You're dead meat! When I come back, I'll let you go on your knees and beg for my forgiveness." Before Roeslim even finished his words, lightning flashed in the air, and with a howl, Roeslim retreated over ten more steps before coming to a stop.
However, he continued to stare at Fang Xingjian's palm. In Fang Xingjian's palm, a thumb was exuding chill, silently lying there.
Roeslim quickly lowered his head and looked at his right hand, only to discover that, without him knowing, his thumb had been sliced off by the low temperature Ether Sword Ripple and then frozen. The frozen effect prevented Roeslim from bleeding or feeling any pain.
Fang Xingjian said calmly, "If you were to put it back within an hour, you should still be able to use it. I'll wait for you here. Get your people to come quickly."
Roeslim's face trembled, his eyes filled with crazy killing intent. His thumb had been cut off, but he had no regeneration ability. Unless he was able to advance and become a Conferred Knight, he could forget about using his right hand to utilize weapons.
"Lad, you're done for. You're really done for. You've offended someone you can't afford to offend."
With that, he departed at his fastest speed, his heart filled to the brim with burning killing intent. He must let that arrogant guy drop to his knees and beg for forgiveness before killing him.
Robert looked at Fang Xingjian. He knew that if Fang Xingjian were to name himself or reveal attacks which Conferred Knights could do, their opponents would definitely not be showing this attitude.
He could not help but ask, "Xingjian, there's no need to make such a big fuss out of this, right?"
However, Fang Xingjian closed his eyes and said, "Since they've taken my money, they'll of course need to spit it out with interest included. I don't have the time to play along with them."
The Knights and Conferred Knights were very fast. Within 20 minutes, two groups of people had already charged over.
Next to Gus, there was a middle-aged man with a strong build and slightly grey hair. He was Gus' brother, the Deputy Chief of the Great Western Region Bureau of Mines, Daniel.
The group which charged before them appeared even more aggressive, unleashing layers of Reduced Force Fields without a care. They shoved through the crowds, throwing people and horses off their feet. Two Conferred Knights surrounded Fang Xingjian on his left and right the moment they arrived at the scene.
"Flowing Water Dojo's Duolun and Duolong brothers!"
"I heard that the Flowing Water Dojo has been trying hard to suck up to Governor's assistant with regard to getting the access rights to the Knight's handbook. Seems like they're here to stand up for Roeslim this time."
"Sigh, the previous alchemy store had offended the people from the Flowing Water Dojo. In the end, a big fire burned all 22 members of their family alive."
"These two brothers are extremely vicious. That lad is going to be in deep trouble."
Roeslim walked over with a twisted smile, looked at Fang Xingjian, and said, "Lad, my father is the assistant to the Great Western Region's Governor, Crelle. If you kneel down and beg for my forgiveness now, I may still spare you your life."
He thought that the reason Fang Xingjian had beaten him up earlier was because Fang Xingjian did not know who he was. The reason Roeslim had held back from bringing up his father's name until now was because he was worried that Fang Xingjian would attempt to escape.
Gus' elder brother, Daniel, shook his head and thought to himself, 'Crelle is considered a great talent of his generation, but to think that he has a son like this.' As he thought of this, he threw a glance at Fang Xingjian. Suddenly, his countenance changed, and over ten different types of emotions flashed past his eyes.
His heart sank. 'It's him?! Damn it, how did Gus get herself involved with this devil?'