Chapter 461: Killing and Retreating
Translator: Yukidaruma Translations Editor: Yukidaruma Translations
"Astral Obscurity Sword? I've already learned it."
He was still left with 12 seconds of the time limit for Heaven's Volition Sword Intent.
In the previous few seconds he had activated the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent, and in the exchange they had earlier, Fang Xingjian had learned the Supreme Chief's Astral Obscurity Sword.
Hearing what Fang Xingjian said, both the one-eyed old man and and the Supreme Chief were shocked and slightly disbelieving. However, at the next moment, Fang Xingjian once again attacked with his sword, and they were forced to accept it.
In midair, Fang Xingjian's silhouette disappeared in an instant.
The Astral Obscurity Sword used unrivalled sword arts in search of those spatial gaps which were omnipresent, yet difficult to sense. Then, one's physical body would enter the spatial gaps and from there, attack the enemies in the actual world purely with sword techniques.
In this moment, Fang Xingjian's entire body had already entered the spatial gaps and the one-eyed old man had completely lost the sense of Fang Xingjian's location.
An unprecedented sense of horror gushed into the one-eyed old man's heart. He felt as if a sword would drop down on his head any time now, and could possibly slash his head off at any moment.
Therefore, he instantly started to move at rapid speed, drawing irregular patterns in midair while launching gushes of strong gales so as to stop others from locking onto his position.
Concurrently, his martial will bellowed frantically, "Heng Tianxiao! Quickly stop him!"
Right now, the Supreme Chief was also within the spatial gaps, but there were no direct connections between spatial gaps. To search for the other party, he could only look through the spatial gaps one by one. How could he possibly make it in time?
Furthermore, at this instant, his mind was still filled with disbelief.
'I spent an entire three years into seclusion before I invented the Astral Obscurity Sword. I then spend another ten years to continuously adjust it, improve it, and merge it with the sword technique from The School of Sword Arts. Only then did I manage to bring the Astral Obscurity Sword to the level 30 it is at today.
'And Fang Xingjian... After facing us for only one or two minutes... He's already learned it?!'
At the next moment, the White Bone Longsword abruptly appeared with a flash, right in front of the one-eyed old man who was moving at rapid speed. It was as if the sword had been waiting there in advance, as it slashed down with a terrifying power.
The sword intent descended with an unrivalled sharpness, accompanied by Fang Xingjian's voice in the old man's consciousness.
"If you can take this sword attack from me, then I have no issues with sparing your life."
Accompanied by kacha kacha sounds of shattering earth's crust, the area within an eight kilometers radius became a space without gravity. Countless mountains, rocks, grass, and trees soared into the air and countless wild Knights cried in astonishment as they started levitating.
And the gravitational force in that range had all gathered into Fang Xingjian's sword.
Fang Xingjian performed the Terra Ingurgitation in conjunction with the Astral Obscurity Sword. After killing the two leaders from the Black Wings one after another, Fang Xingjian was finally performing the great move, Terra Ingurgitation, with the purpose of killing the one-eyed old man.
Before his sword even arrived, the violent force had already turned the one-eyed old man's armor into dust. Then, the old man's flesh started to disintegrate.
"What on earth is this sword technique?!
"What on earth is this power?!"
The one-eyed old man had never sensed such a terrifying power before, not even from the First Prince himself, as now, when he was being compressed by the accumulated gravitational force from the surrounding eight kilometer radius.
Amidst his furious bellows, all 1,440 of his specialty seeds detonated. The old man put his palms together, turning them into an Aquarius form, and channeled all the profound martial arts principles he had accumulated in his entire lifetime into his fist. A state which bore an aura of great demolition, ruins, destruction of all living things, and the end of the world erupted.
Concurrently, many layers of cracks extended all over his face, as if he was a shattering porcelain item. Surges of destructive auras were escaping from the gaps between the cracks.
To annihilate all living things, one had to first annihilate oneself. The one-eyed old man's ultimate profoundness in his Annihilation Fist technique had been unleashed in its full power. All the comprehensions he had ever experienced were all concentrated in this single punch.
His fist collided against Fang Xingjian's White Bone Longsword. It was not as world-shaking as one would imagine, nor was it an actual collision.
It was just like a container truck going over a beverage can. The gravitational force from the area within an eight kilometer range smashed through the one-eyed old man's entire body within a picosecond. His entire body was like a run over beverage can, now compressed and deformed. In the end, the old man turned into bloodied fog, scattering into the air.
However, the power of the Terra Ingurgitation was far too much. Even though it had already smashed the one-eyed old man's body, it continued to press forth on the space behind the one-eyed old man. Wherever it passed through, the sky and clouds within over 100 kilometers of that place would be cleared off. The next day, there was a clear, cloudless sky.
On the ground, there were countless wild Knights knocked unconscious amidst the sounds of detonation made by the compressed air.
At the very start, Fang Xingjian had taken a blow to kill the Black Wings Demon, and then with the enhancement of the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent, he had comprehended the Astral Obscurity Sword and killed the Darkness Demon Lord. Next, he had performed the Astral Obscurity Sword together with Terra Ingurgitation to kill the one-eyed old man with a single sword attack.
Fang Xingjian's series of attacks had brought out almost all of his ultimate moves, and it had also brought about astonishing results.
Within the spatial gaps, the Supreme Chief felt his heart turn cold, grieving for the loss of his comrades.
He had not expected that even though they had come with great confidence, they would all be killed, leaving him the last one standing. His emotions right now were very complicated. There was fury, dismay, and also a hint of terror toward Fang Xingjian.
Suddenly, Fang Xingjian's silhouette appeared in midair. Lightly flicking the pair of long and short White Bone Swords in his hands, Fang Xingjian calmly said, "Heng Tianxiao, are you still not going to come out?
"I've already trained your Astral Obscurity Sword to level 21 and am thinking of seeking guidance from you."
Heng Tianxiao did not appear. The Supreme Chief of The School of Sword Arts was within the spatial gaps, observing Fang Xingjian. Right now, he truly felt terrified.
At the same time, he started to feel regret, 'If it wasn't for the First Prince having retrieved all the clones in our bodies so that he could fully focus on attaining the Divine level, we might not have lost so terribly.'
Therefore, he did not appear. Only a voice resonated in the air, sounding increasingly distant.
"Fang Xingjian, it's our loss this time around. But the First Prince will be coming out of seclusion soon. When that time comes, he'll personally come to kill you. You better think about how you're going to take on His Highness' fury when the time comes."
Fang Xingjian sneered and sent his martial will gushing out, "Heng Tianxiao, go back and tell George that he doesn't have to come.
"Even if he attains the Divine level, even if he were to hide in the palace in the future, it won't be long before I head over personally and kill him with my sword."
Leaving this last word, Heng Tianxiao's aura completely disappeared. It looked like he was really gone.
Seeing that Fang Xingjian had actually single-handedly taken on the three great experts, having even killed the Darkness Demon Lord and the Beize Continent's previous Governor, everyone was truly astonished.
Such battle prowess, such abilities... Other than those at the Divine level, probably only those Demigods who had achieved either three or four tiers of perfection could be his match.
Looking at Fang Xingjian who was in the air, holding the two swords, having just killed three great experts, and having forced back the Supreme Chief from The School of Sword Arts with his last words...
Everyone's gazes were filled with great astonishment.
The Ice Palace's Saint looked at Fang Xingjian in a daze, a single thought flashing through her mind, 'A person can only be said to have lived a worthy life when they're able to achieve this much.
'To kill an expert who achieved perfection in specialty seeds, to have learned the strongest Killing technique of The School of Sword Arts' Supreme Chief less than one minute into the battle...
"Sword Master of his generation... He's truly a Sword Master of his generation."
The Illumination Society's Chief said, with a sigh, "... Most likely, Fang Xingjian has no match in sword arts amongst those under the Divine level." He looked at the silhouette in the sky and said calmly, "All of you, keep your eyes wide open and watch this scene carefully.
"This is legend. This is history. All of you are witnessing the beginning of a legend.
"In less than a year, this person will definitely attain the Divine level and conquer the world, invincible. He'll definitely create an unprecedented legend."