Chapter 487: Appearance
Translator: Yukidaruma Translations Editor: Yukidaruma Translations
As the wave of gray light rose up, Fang Xingjian's arms swelled abruptly to become thicker. The muscles on his entire arm had become completely different on a structural level. It was as if his arms had turned into a pair of dragon claws, exuding powerful and overwhelming waves.
At the next moment, he let out a furious bellow and struck out with his fists consecutively. With each punch, the sky would tremble, the atmosphere would howl, and streams of shock waves would send the surrounding streets flying.
However, when his punches landed against that invisible wall, there was no reaction at all.
Fang Yueming let out a smirk and said, "It's useless. Fang Xingjian, this is an anti-ether formation formed from geomagnetic forces. Right now, you're unable to perform any of your techniques and can only unleash your physical power explosively. But no matter how powerful your physical body is, are you able to go up against the geomagnetic forces of the entire Earth?"
Fang Xingjian's eyes narrowed, and his entire body landed on the ground. At the next moment, streams of lightning dragons attacked the surface of his body. However, his body absorbed them, turning them into nourishment which would increase his body's toughness.
Second Uncle Fang Yuehe hid behind Fang Xingjian and was protected by him as he absorbed all the thunderbolts.
'It's true that I can't even use a single of my techniques.
'If I use black magic... But the diabolic energy here is too weak for that. There's very limited black magic that can be performed...'
The myriad of thunderbolts encompassed Fang Xingjian's body entirely. As the blinding light from the thunderbolts shone down, Fang Xingjian seemed as if he had turned into a sun which had appeared on Earth.
The surrounding ground within a 100 meter radius had all been oxidized. Although Fang Xingjian was still continuing to absorb the thunderbolts, his body was heating up at a crazy rate.
The forces of the thunderbolts present were already sufficient to power up all of Demonic City for 100 years. With a surge of such terrifying powers, even if a person had attained perfection in his body's toughness, it would be impossible for him to continue to withstand against this power. As his body temperature continued to soar, even the physical particles would gradually collapse in the end, and the person's body would become completely integrated.
Having sensed this, a hint of anxiety appeared in Fang Xingjian's eyes. "What a powerful formation. To think that I'm unable to barge out of it even though I have attained two tiers of perfection. The people from your country are really powerful. I can at most hang on for another half an hour before I get blasted to death by these thunderbolts."
In Fang Xingjian's consciousness, another voice rang out, "It really is a little beyond my expectations. To think that they've tapped into the electricity of the entire city. The Fang Clan seems to have set up their own nuclear reactor as well."
"Reactor? What's that?"
"It's nothing. Leave the rest to me."
After the two voices in Fang Xingjian's mind finished talking, Fang Yueming, who was far away and outside the anti-ether formation, looked at the fully suppressed Fang Xingjian and said, "Xingjian, are you still going to put up a stubborn resistance? If you surrender now and cripple your cultivation, I may be willing to spare your life."
Fang Yueming was thinking that if he could replace Fang Xingchen's current apostle with Fang Xingjian, he would be able to help his son. For this reason, he was willing to spare Fang Xingjian's life.
However, just as he said this, there seemed to be invisible sharp swords slashing out in the void space. Green light was bursting out from his body, blocking the series of attacks.
Fang Yueming watched in astonishment as the green light veil gradually dissipated. It was as if there was something in the void space continuously slashing at the light veil encompassing his body. He could not understand what was going on.
This was especially so when that light veil, which was formed completely from diabolic energy and was usually used to protect his body, seemed to be too weak to stand a fight before this series of invisible attacks. It appeared to be as fragile as glass.
What Fang Yueming did not know was that the person trapped in his anti-ether formation was not Fang Xingjian, but the talented Gray Robed Mage who had disguised himself as Fang Xingjian-Tyrant.
As for Fang Xingjian, he had kept himself concealed between spatial gaps from the very beginning, relying on the hint of sword intent in Tyrant to communicate with him.
Right now, as Fang Xingjian was concealed in the spatial gaps, there were only streams of incorporeal sharp swords surrounding Fang Yueming's body, slashing on him ceaselessly. It was the second sword of the Four God-Slaying Swords-Infiltrating Void. This, together with his physique of being immune to diabolic energy, rendered Fang Yueming's light veil as useless.
The first sword of the Four God-Slaying Swords, the Rebirth, was a sword technique which built up on one's foundations as well as increased one's attributes and potential.
The second sword, Infiltrating Void, was a powerful sword technique which could enter through spatial gaps and penetrate through everything. It was traceless and undetectable.
In comparison to the Astral Obscurity Sword, the Infiltrating Void was one notch higher. Even at the moment of the attack, the sword stances could still remain hidden. This prevented the opponent from being able to find out what had attacked them even until the moment of their death.
The third sword, Lightless Sword, was a sword technique of unrivalled speed, one that could slash out sword ripples which were several tens of times his agility.
The fourth and final sword was All-Conquering. This was an ultimate sword technique which combined all the Killing techniques Fang Xingjian had acquired. It could truly cut and slice through everything, even light.
Having performed 'Infiltrating Void', Fang Xingjian was just like a demonic god from beyond the heavens, and Fang Yueming was completely unable to detect him. He could not understand what was going on at all and just watched as the light veil encompassing him get hacked at and eventually dissipate.
Seeing the light veil, it became clear to Fang Xingjian that this was probably the power Li Shuanghua had left behind in Fang Yueming to protect him. This was also the power which Fang Xingjian had detected to be hidden in Fang Yueming's body.
"Who's attacking me?!" Fang Yueming bellowed loudly.
Fang Xingjian's voice rang out from all directions, "Fang Yueming, have a good taste of my sword arts... It is the best in the world, perfect and flawless.."
Then at the next moment, Infiltrating Void was fully activated. The incorporeal sword force exploded outward from Fang Yueming's body. At the greatest level of mastery for the Infiltrating Void, it could penetrate through everything material as well as explode outward from all material substance in order to kill the opponent.
Amidst an overwhelming cry of agony, the sword force exploded in Fang Yueming's body, and he plunged down toward the ground, bathed in blood.
His wife let out a cry of surprise and caught him, but she felt that an overwhelming sword force was also exploding out from within her body. The couple immediately rolled onto the ground, crying out in pain. Their powerful physical strength tore the surrounding streets into debris, but that was unable to reduce the pain in their bodies in the least.
Fang Xingjian had intentionally held back, only injuring rather than killing them. This put them through extreme pain and agony..
"You little b*stard! You're a goner! I must tear you into pieces!" Third Uncle's wife shouted loudly. "Mother! Come and save us quickly! Save us!"
As Fang Yueming suffered from serious injuries, the entire anti-ether formation was stopped, and Tyrant regained his effeminate and pale figure. He grinned as he watched Fang Yueming and his wife continue to struggle and cry out.
Second Uncle Fang Yuehe, Fang Can, and the remaining three members of the Fang Clan's upper echelon watched this scene in terror. If it was not because Tyrant had absorbed all the impact, they would have died long ago. Despite this, there were only five of them left.
Fang Yueming and his wife, both of whom had collapsed and were crying out in agony, wore complicated expressions.
In the spatial gaps, Fang Xingjian, who had unleashed the full power of the Infiltrating Void, was now on his guard to the extreme. It was because he could sense that in Fang Yueming's body, an immense and extremely dark power, which was filled with the aura of dignity and order, was slowly wakening.
"Is she... finally coming?"
Then at the next moment, an emerald green glow burst out from Fang Yueming's eyes, and the voice of an old lady came out from Fang Yueming's throat. "You vile spawn! Are you trying to kill your uncle?!"
Fang Xingjian's voice, which was filled with killing intent, caused the entire sky to vibrate as he said, "Li Shuanghua, this good-for-nothing causes families to break up and decimates people just for the sake of some shares and patent rights. For the past few years, he has been throwing his weight about, bringing harm to countless innocent people. Today, I must kill him with my sword. Stop me if you can."