Chapter 324 Synthesis
After Fang Xingjian found that sparkling azure-colored seed, he pushed this skill seed toward the Thunder Immuring Earth Sword. In that instant, he could sense countless information flowing in both directions. However, just as the skill synthesis was about to succeed, there was a loud bang, and the skill seed for the Aquatic Sword Formation shattered completely and exploded. All relevant information to it then disappeared entirely.
Fang Xingjian let out a sigh. If he failed, he could only start cultivating right from the start. Thank goodness he had already done sufficient preparation beforehand. He took a look at the stone wall which was carved with the contents of the Aquatic Sword Qis, as well as the various takeaways and experiences he’d had while cultivating it previously.
After half an hour, a stream of Aquatic Sword Qi rose from Fang Xingjian’s palm. He had started to cultivate the Aquatic Sword Formation once again.
He continued his cultivation like this until nighttime. Then Fang Xingjian took a look at the sky, squinted, and said, “It should be about time.”
Fang Xingjian and the others had initially tried to look for the three students from that school, who had been found to be suffering from injuries, but they were unable to locate the three students. Therefore, they could only work on strengthening the evidences which supported that the Rebirth Sword Technique did not have a problem.
However, the moment the arbitrators arrived, the three students suddenly appeared. Even their teacher, who could not be located previously, had appeared in Great Western City.
The situation was getting increasingly tense, but there was still no reply from the three people whom he had mailed letters to. This meant Fang Xingjian needed to make his preparations earlier. One thing he could do was look for those three apprentices and find out the real cause of their injuries.
Fang Xingjian had thought of looking into the reason for the injuries since quite a while back, but the students had been in hiding and could not be found. However, now, they were together with the arbitrators and no longer in hiding.
Moreover, what lay behind this matter with the Rebirth Sword Technique was not just a concern on whether the sword technique was good or bad but something which was involved in the fight for power amongst the Empire’s upper echelons. Although Fang Xingjian did not like to get involve in such fights, he did not wish to accept everything passively. He preferred to be the one taking the initiative.
Therefore, the information involved was also something which Fang Xingjian wanted to know.
Moreover, Fang Xingjian had absolute confidence with his abilities. Even James had assessed that with Fang Xingjian’s sword techniques and the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor, it would be hard to defeat him unless the other party was a level 25 or even level 26 Conferred Knight.
Therefore, while it was still dark, Fang Xingjian left the academy and arrived at the Great Western City like a gust of night breeze.
At this same time, Hoult was in the training room, reading a letter. It was written by his teacher, Laurence, who was a level 29 expert, the disciple of a Divine level expert, and about the same level as the Holy Orison’s disciple Yuelun.
‘This is what Master and the others have in mind?” Hoult frowned, ‘I already felt that the issue with the Rebirth Sword Technique was no longer an academic dispute. As expected, has it already implicated the interests of various top influences?
‘However, is it really good to be suppressing it like this?’
Hoult let out a sigh and looked at the letter in his hands, without saying a word.
Regardless, he would have to abide by the instructions written in the letter.
‘Once I present this letter from Master during the arbitration and prove the flaw in the Rebirth Sword Technique, Fang Xingjian would go down in ruins, right?’
Although Hoult had always wanted to surpass Fang Xingjian, he had never thought to do so through a method like this. He shook his head, thinking of how a genius, who had created a revolutionary sword technique, was going to be suppressed by everyone just because the sword technique he had created was too outstanding. A feeling of a fox mourning for the death of a hare  grew in Hoult’s heart.
‘It’s a pity, Fang Xingjian. You were born in the wrong generation.
‘It seems like I won’t have a chance to gain a win from you anymore.’
It was because Hoult knew that no matter how hard he worked, it would be impossible for him to gain a win from a dead man.
Somewhere else, Fang Xingjian was walking around in the Great Western City.
Right now, Fang Xingjian did not just excel in sword arts. His attributes were also increasing continuously from the tremendous amount of resources he had.
His attributes had become:Name Fang Xingjian Age 17 Occupation Heavenly Sword Sovereign Level 22 Strength 115+8 Agility 216+8 Reaction 112 Endurance 88 Flexibility 88 Ether Synchronization Rate 31% The attributes above come into effect once the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves is activated. Due to Perfect Muscles, +8 in strength and agility (10% of the endurance attribute). Skills / Techniques: Boundaries Negation, Level 40 Rebirth Sword Technique, Level 40 New Nine-Headed Dragon Sword Technique, Level 40 Zenith Light Sword Formation, Ether Sword Ripples, Level 4 Ether Divine Art, Level 40 Thunder Immuring Earth Sword, Level 12 Aquatic Sword Formation, Level 1 Lightless Sword Specialties: Genius Swordsmanship, Elementary Survival Instinct, Internal Healing, Internal Training, Sword Specialist, Heightened Reflexes, Perfect Muscles, Single Sword World Subjugation, Elementary Berserkness, Level 1 Unparalleled Sword Intent Sword Bones, Swordless Path, Darkness Sword Sense, Heavenly Sword Imprint Waves Level 2 Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves Mental Cultivation Method Level 5 Universal Sword Dominance Lunisolar
Regardless of whether it was his attributes, techniques, or specialties, Fang Xingjian was already comparable to a level 25 Conferred Knight in all aspects with the exception of his ether synchronization rate. This was especially so considering he had the Zenith Light Sword Formation for long-range attacks, Ether Sword Ripples for short-range attacks, Thunder Immuring Earth Sword for support, Boundaries Negation for explosive acceleration, and Terra Ingurgitation for explosive power. The explosive powers he could unleash instantly were incomparable to what a level 25 Conferred Knight would have.
Moreover, Fang Xingjian still had the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor for an ultimate defense, along with the Heaven’s Volition Sword Intent he had concealed in his consciousness.
In order to use the Heaven’s Volition Sword Intent as well as the Boundaries Negation which required potential points, Fang Xingjian had saved a total of 120,000 potential points. Of course, this would only be sufficient for him to use the Heaven’s Volition Sword Intent for one second.
The Heaven’s Volition Sword Intent’s requirement of 100,000 potential points per second was really too high.
‘I wonder if there’s anything that can be the sharpening stone for my Heaven’s Volition Sword Intent.’
There seemed to be a black line drawn across the night sky as Fang Xingjian arrived at a small valley. Ferdinand was already waiting there.
Ferdinand handed a piece of paper into Fang Xingjian’s hand and said, “They are all here now, under the protection of the arbitrators. This time around, the arbitration team includes three Conferred Knights who are all about level 25. Are you sure you’re going?”
“To be able to practice the Rebirth Sword Technique until they are suffering from internal injuries, and even to the extent of having internal organ deterioration and being in a life-threatening state… Don’t you find it interesting?” Fang Xingjian took a look at the address before crushing the paper lightly. The piece of paper was instantly torn into shreds by his sword Qis.
“Earlier, we hadn’t been able to locate them, but since they’ve appeared, I want to study them carefully.”
As Fang Xingjian spoke, Ferdinand only felt that a breeze had passed by, and Fang Xingjian had already disappeared into the night.
Looking at the pitch-black night sky, Ferdinand seemed to recall how Fang Xingjian used to be. ‘In just a short year and a half, he has already progressed to this stage.
‘Right now, I’ll probably not be able to withstand a single glance from him.’
As Ferdinand had given up focusing on his cultivation and made the decision to turn his focus gradually to doing background work, when he saw Fang Xingjian’s achievements today, he felt some slight regret.
In Ferdinand’s current state, he did not even know when Fang Xingjian had arrived and when he had left.
‘My acuity and sensitivity are getting weaker.’ Ferdinand pinched his forehead and sighed, ‘I hope that I didn’t choose the wrong path.’
Fang Xingjian travelled very quickly, and in an instant, he arrived at a big house in the northwest of the city. According to Ferdinand’s information, the three students who had sustained serious injuries were now placed here for recovery and safeguarding.
 Chinese idiom describing the unhappiness one feels at the death or misfortune of a member of alliance.