Chapter 378 Picking Up
Second Young Master Gao Ankang looked at the pitch-black yet sunlight-filled sky. There was a strong contradiction in that.
However, endless fear was reflected in Gao Ankang's eyes.
This sword attack which split the sky with a single slash was far too terrifying and powerful.
This was the strongest sword attack he had ever seen in his entire life.
The water sword Fang Xingjian was holding had disintegrated, and he had also drawn back his Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor.
Looking at the strange occurrence in the sky, Fang Xingjian smiled. 'Excellent. The Terra Ingurgitation is more powerful than what I had expected. If I can cultivate it to level 7 or even level 8... then even a Divine level expert may not be able to receive this attack without a scratch, I think?'
Fang Xingjian then lowered his head and looked toward Gao Anhe, who was staring with eyes wide-open and mouth agape. "Alright, that old guy is dead. I'm not interested in your family matters. Hand over the azure dragon's scale."
Eldest Young Master Gao Anhe looked at Fang Xingjian in a daze and then glanced around. The repercussions from that sword attack earlier had turned many of the buildings in Gao Clan into ruins.
Thankfully, everyone had floated up due to the loss in gravity and thus did not die from the tremors.
However, confronted with Fang Xingjian's gaze, Gao Anhe did not dare to have any hints of hesitation.
He quickly stood up and nodded, "Yes, yes, yes. I'll get someone to bring out the azure dragon's scale immediately."
He called over Elder Tianhuo, whose face was covered in dust and who was covered in blood all over. However, the latter did not dare to show even the slightest trace of delay and dashed toward the place where the azure dragon's scale was stored.
Right then, a long whistle rang out, and an old man appeared before everyone in a dash. When he saw Gao Anhe, he asked in astonishment, "What happened? Who was it earlier? Is a Divine level expert here?"
Gao Anhe pointed toward Fang Xingjian with a bitter look, saying, "Father, it was Lord Fang Xingjian who had helped us to eradicate an external enemy."
"Fang Xingjian?" Gao Clan's clan head, Gao Zixuan, had kept himself in seclusion over the years, and this was the first time he had come out for the recent few years. It was because his ether synchronization rate had reached 89%, so he could enter the ninth Heavenly Barrier anytime. He had kept himself in seclusion for training so that he could deal with the dangers which came with the Heavenly Barrier. After all, he did not have Fang Xingjian's heaven-defying talent which would allow him to pay no heed to the Heavenly Barriers.
Despite that, he was also a level 27 expert. The Second Young Master had initially wanted to rely on Mister Shen's power and influence to negotiate with him. However, right now, the Second Young Master's face was that of total dejection. He knew that he was in deep trouble.
The clan head, Gao Zixuan, recalled how terrifying the earlier attack had been and looked at Fang Xingjian in horror. He bowed and said, "Senior Fang, thank you for your help."
Eldest Young Master Gao Anhe appeared very awkward as he sent his father an information current, saying, "Father, Lord Fang Xingjian has just completed his second transition this year and is only 17 years old."
Gao Clan's clan head looked at Fang Xingjian in great astonishment. He found it unbelievable that the other party's age was just like his appearance, only 17 years old.
Fang Xingjian mouth twitched, and he spoke with increasing impatience, "Alright, give me the azure dragon's scale quickly. I still have many things to attend to." He then suddenly threw a glance at Second Young Master Gao Ankang.
At Fang Xingjian's glance, Gao Ankang trembled, retreated a few steps back, and asked, "What do you want?"
"Nothing." Fang Xingjian said, "I just want to ask you, what level is the First Prince at right now?"
"Hmph, the First Prince is extremely talented and has gone into seclusion for his final dash toward attaining the Divine level. In at most half a year, he will be able to attain the Divine level." With that, Gao Ankang suddenly felt more daring, "Fang Xingjian, if you know what's good for you, then you should help me in supporting the First Prince. In the future, you'll definitely be able to achieve great successes in life."
Fang Xingjian laughed, and with a flash of sword light, blood burst out from Gao Ankang's knee. Gao Ankang could not help but drop to his knees.
"Ahhh!" Gao Ankang cried out in pain. However, when he saw Fang Xingjian's vicious gaze, he did not dare to say a single word more.
Just then, another figure dashed over at the speed of lightning, with a power that could shake the entire world. It was clear at one glance that this person was also a Conferred Knight. He was the City Lord of Pearl City.
Pearl City's City Lord looked at the ruins before him and then at the people from Gao Clan. After that, he cupped his hands together toward Gao Zixuan and asked, "Brother Gao, what's going on? That thing from earlier was too terrifying. Has Brother's cultivation been brought to greater heights?"
Gao Zixuan waved his hand and then nodded in Fang Xingjian's direction. "This is the Great Western Region's Fang Xingjian, the inventor of the Rebirth Sword Technique.
"The impact from earlier was a slash he made with his sword, which split the sky and revealed the scene beyond."
Pearl City's City Lord looked at Fang Xingjian in astonishment. One reason for his astonishment was because of Fang Xingjian's identity and another was because of the shaking caused by that sword attack.
He took a step and said, "Fang Xingjian... Mister Fang Xingjian." Pearl City's City Lord hesitated before deciding to address Fang Xingjian like that. "That sword attack from earlier... Is that the legacy recorded on the Pantheon Monument?"
"That's right. That's the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers written on the Pantheon Monument." Seeing how Pearl City's City Lord seemed to want to test it out, Fang Xingjian asked, "Does the City Lord wish to try out my sword technique?"
Pearl City's City Lord was also a level 25 Conferred Knight. However, right now, he appeared just like a little kid before Fang Xingjian. After he was exposed, the City Lord scratched his head awkwardly and said, "I also cultivate sword arts, so I've long heard of Mister's extraordinary talent in sword arts and that your sword arts are remarkable. Meeting you today makes me wish to get Mister's guidance in sword arts."
"Make your move then."
"Alright." Pearl City's City Lord did not say more and drew the longsword at his waist. With a shake of his wrist, streams of sword light formed a net of swords, encompassing toward Fang Xingjian.
The sword technique he displayed was the Milky Way Sword Technique, a Killing technique passed down in his family. This was a powerful sword technique which was not passed down to outsiders.
However, just as he created the net of swords, Fang Xingjian shook his wrist in the same way. Water vapor condensed to form water swords and sword light crossed each other, encompassing toward the City Lord with a net of swords.
Pearl City's City Lord looked at this scene in great astonishment. He could not understand how the latter could perform the same exact sword move. The two nets of swords clashed against each other, and the clink clank sounds of clashing blades rang out.
As sword Qis gushed and swept around, countless walls and rocks within several hundred meters were sliced into pieces.
The Milky Way Sword Technique was a technique which simulated the starry skies in the ancient times, using sword light in place of starlight to kill enemies.
Pearl City's City Lord changed his stance, creating a spread of sword light and having them pierce down on Fang Xingjian like shooting stars.
However, it was the same as earlier. Fang Xingjian shook the longsword in his hand, also creating a spread of sword light in the air, clashing against the City Lord's longsword. Sword tips clashed against each other every time. As the speed was too fast, the clashes seemed as if they were all happening at the same time, like densely-packed starlight shining and extinguishing together simultaneously.
Each time a sword light exploded, the ground would tremble, and the large area of ruins were turned into dust by the explosive sword lights.