Chapter 107 Too Weak
The Killing technique Hamil cultivated – Embodiment of the Gargantuan Mammoth – had been created through mimicking a level 27 ferocious beast, Gargantuan Mammoth.
After activating the Embodiment of the Gargantuan Mammoth, the muscles and bones throughout his body started tremoring at an extreme speed, and with the fast support from ether particles they continued to multiply endlessly, swelling up. In an instant, he transformed into a small giant over five meters in height, his body covered with silver-colored skin.
With a loud boom, a big hole was smashed through the ceiling of the dining hall due to his sudden growth. With a sweep of his hand, Hamil tore apart the ceiling, revealing the second level of the manor.
However, at this point, no one was concerned about the manor. All of the Knights from Class 248 quickly retreated, looking at the transformed Hamil fearfully.
Fang Xingjian’s face also revealed a surprised expression as he gently drew out the longsword at his waist.
Hamil smiled, saying, “Fang Xingjian, it’s useless. Level 12 Embodiment of the Gargantuan Mammoth not only bestows me with a defence comparable to a steel city wall, it also increases my strength, agility and stamina many fold.”
Amidst his fanatical laughter, with a light throw of his fist, a series of explosive sounds rang out in the air, and visible ripples spread out from his palms in all directions, making small holes in the walls.
“Haha, transcended the speed of sound?
“What use is that?”
Hamil’s body created a long stream of white air as he knocked into Fang Xingjian, just like a block of cement. A great wave of Reduced Force Field surged towards Fang Xingjian, and it felt as if a big hunk of mountain had come crushing down on Fang Xingjian’s head.
The speed at which Hamil acted had already reached the level of subsonic speed.
Fang Xingjian had only managed to draw out his longsword in time when, with a light bang, he was sent flying.
With a loud roar, Hamil followed. A series of boom boom boom boom resounded, and the whole manor collapsed. Everyone rushed to their escape, only to see that on the lawn outside the manor there were two silhouettes crashing against each other, flashing, and colliding.
With another boom, the two silhouettes paused for a moment, strong waves of air currents surging out from where they had crossed their swords. Hamil was like a hunk of mountain, standing quietly, unfaltering, while Fang Xingjian had only managed to come to a stop after flying backwards for over ten meters.
He looked towards his right hand, and saw that his arm presented an unnatural bend. His shoulder had been dislocated.
Without a change in expression, he used his other hand to move the shoulder, relocating it.
On the other end, a hideous smile curled up the corners of Hamil’s lips. It was unclear when, but a great sword like a large iron rod had appeared in his hand. The sword had no sharp edges, as if it was meant to be used for smashing against opponents only by relying on brute force.
Hamil said, “Fang Xingjian, if you’d have approached me in a few years, I might have been more serious. But you’re overly arrogant. In just a month’s time, you’re thinking of challenging me, the strongest in the academy. You’re overestimating yourself. Do you really think that when you’re at the first transition level, being able to transcend the speed of sound would make you invincible?
“People are only astonished considering your age and the duration of your cultivation, not because of your actual abilities.”
Fang Xingjian shook the longsword in his hand. The longsword had been entirely smashed. He threw it away and signalled towards Lilia, who threw him another ordinary-looking metal sword.
Hamil did not stop the whole process, but simply coldly looked at Fang Xingjian, as if he was looking at a sheep who was waiting to be slaughtered.
Fang Xingjian waved his longsword, looked at Hamil and said, “You’re not bad.” He smiled, saying, “There’s so many people here, but only you are fit to receive a few attacks from my sword.”
Hamil laughed coldly, making a long screeching sound and dashing towards Fang Xingjian like a train.
But this time, Fang Xingjian, who was still encompassed by countless strong gales and sword Qis, managed to dodge each of his attack by just a little bit.
Each slash from Hamil’s sword was like the overthrowing of mountains and rivers, the air surging as if heaven fell and earth were crumbling. However, because of the strong gales blowing and the sword Qis sweeping about, they could not get within three inches of Fang Xingjian.
‘This fellow… What is going on?!’
In Fang Xingjian’s eyes, the Unparalleled Sword Intent had been fully unleashed. Right now, to him, Hamil was full of flaws. Each circulation of sword move, each second of his vital energy’s and blood’s movements appeared to be full of flaws and faults in his eyes.
The duo’s movements were extremely fast in the series of quick attacks. After a few hundred moves had been exchanged in the blink of an eye, Hamil got increasingly astonished. It was because up until now, he had yet to lay his hands on Fang Xingjian in the least. Regardless if it was his sword moves, his steps, or even his intentions, it seemed as if he was permanently being seen through.
And with the support from the Supreme Mistwind Sword, Fang Xingjian’s speed had accelerated more and more; the next moment, Boundaries Negation was activated.
Fang Xingjian’s words resounded in his ears. Hamil shouted out loud in his heart, ‘What?!’
At the same time, it was as if myriad thunders had started ringing. Countless sword lights clashed and sword Qis exploded outwards, the two of them in the center. Amidst the myriad thunderous sounds, the earth was split into several layers by the sword Qis which eventually dissipated, revealing Fang Xingjian and Hamil.
With a series of light fizzy sounds, countless slits appeared on Hamil’s body. He suddenly felt an intense pain in his knees and dropped with one knee on the ground.
The gigantic body with, over five meters in height, dropping into a half-kneel shook the surroundings with loud booms.
‘How is that possible?
‘He saw through the flaws in my Embodiment of the Gargantuan Mammoth in an instant? And then broke through them one by one?’
‘And why is his speed so much faster than mine?!’
The Embodiment of the Gargantuan Mammoth was able to agitate one’s vital energy and blood within a short period of time, changing one’s body’s structure, increasing the layer of dead skin cells on one’s body, and most of the body’s surface along with them. However, such enhancements had their strengths and weaknesses as well.
Hamil had many joints and muscles in more concealed areas, namely the points through which vital energy and blood flowed. There were important joints which muscles and layers of dead skin cells were unable to cover with many layers.
Thus, they became weaknesses to his impenetrable body. And Fang Xingjian had managed to discover them easily.
He himself had never told anyone about these flaws.
So how could he not be astonished, surprised, and dejected?
Fang Xingjian skook the longsword in his hand, and the blade cracked into many pieces, turning into countless shatters that floated in the air.
Fang Xingjian shook his head at Hamil, “Although you use the sword, the level of your sword arts cultivation is completely worthless…”
When he had sparred with the other party earlier, he had not managed to pick up any sword techniques. It was because he realized that the opponent had relied on the Embodiment of the Gargantuan Mammoth to battle, and all the sword techniques he had used were the basic sword techniques which could be easily found in the academy. Although Hamil had reached the maximum level for these sword techniques, they were useless to Fang Xingjian.
Hamil had obviously spent all his time on cultivating his other areas, prioritizing his attributes, without putting much effort in his sword practice.
Shaking his head, he waved his hand at the same time and said, “Lilia, let’s go.”
Lilia made a funny face at the people from Class 248, and then quickly followed behind Fang Xingjian.
Hylong dropped to the floor, and shouted out, unable to hold it in, “Fang Xingjian, remember this, this matter…”
“Mmm?” Fang Xingjian turned his head, looking at the people from Class 248 whose faces are filled with fury. Looking at their anxious and scared, yet furious and vengeful gazes, he calmly replied, “Don’t let me hear your crap. For every line, the person who said it gets slashed once.”
His sharp gaze, akin to sword light, brushed across everyone. They all felt cold air surging from deep within them. Only then did they once again recall how Fang Xingjian had cleanly defeated four of their comrades, and had even bashed Hamil to the extent that he was now unable to stand up. Only now did they recall his voice, so much like that of a demon’s.
Hylong, like a strangled duck, swallowed his unfinished sentence. Only after Fang Xingjian and Lilia had disappeared from their vision did he then started bellowing.
“This matter is definitely not over!
“This is simply stepping on us!
“If we leave this be, how will we have the face to go out in the future?!
“We’ll become the joke of the academy!”
Hamil, on the other hand, looked at his two hands in a daze, as if he could not believe that he had been defeated like this.
‘How could this be?
‘Within half a month’s time, he was able to surpass me, who has been transitioned for the past eight years?
‘How could there be anyone in this world with such monstrous talent?!’
The next moment, his internal injuries worsened and he spewed out a big mouthful of blood and fell unconscious, making everyone panic yet again.
But after a few seconds, Fang Xingjian once again returned, saying, “I forgot. I’d said that I’ll send all of you to go lie in bed for a few months, right?”
With a boom, Fang Xingjian dashed up, sword light filling the skies. Hylong spewed out a mouthful of fresh blood and was sent flying. The other Knights who were still standing all fell to the ground one after another, with terrible cries, suffering from various fractures. They could only watch as Fang Xingjian slowly walked away, disappearing into the darkness.
Hylong stared at Fang Xingjian’s fading back, his expression full of hatred. Although his injuries were very serious, he had the specialty ‘High Speed Regeneration’, which allowed his injuries to recover at a rate visible by the naked eye. After a few minutes, he was already able to stumble to his feet.