Chapter 327 Receiving An Attack
When Heaven-Shaking Sword Potter saw this scene, it was as if his eyes were going to pop out. He bellowed furiously, “You b*tch, let him go!”
“Oh? Why do I have to let him go? And shouldn’t you be more worried for yourself?” The female assassin replied with a smile.
Fang Xingjian said, “You’re planning on framing me after killing them?”
In this instant, Fang Xingjian finally understood some things. Why was it that the other party had only sent level 25 and level 24 Knights here? It was because the other party had never planned on discussing about sword theories with him, nor were they planning on reasoning it out with him.
It had been like that when the Old Ancestor from Rota’s Clan had approached him, and it was the same with this woman before him now. He could imagine that more pressure would gush forth after killing the person before him.
Hearing Fang Xingjian’s words, the woman smiled and said, “As expected of the Great Western Region’s great genius to be able to understand it so quickly. I had only planned on staying next to them at the start, but since you’ve come here by yourself, it must mean that your talk with Old Black has fallen through.
“Since that is the case, then I can only let you bear the crime of treason for killing and fleeing.”
If it were really as what this woman planned… for her to kill the Heaven-Shaking Sword and the Baroque Sword, and then shift the blame to Fang Xingjian… then the opposing party would win the arbitration without even having to put up a fight. Putting aside what would happen to the Rebirth Sword Technique, even Fang Xingjian would be labelled a criminal. They would have perfectly avoided any discussions on the sword technique itself.
The female assassin drew out the dagger from Baroque Sword’s back and stepped on his body, but he didn’t show any signs of movements.
Her dagger then pierced directly through Baroque Sword’s heart and then twisted around to destroy his entire chest, causing the Conferred Knight to die completely before he could even show any bit of a reaction.
It did not matter how strong the level 24 Conferred Knight’s vitality was. Even if he was like a monster when compared to ordinary people, there was no way Baroque Sword would have survived when his entire chest was destroyed like that.
When Heaven-Shaking Sword saw this scene, he gritted his teeth and said coldly, “Fang Xingjian, let me go. I’ll join forces with you to capture this b*tch.”
The female assassin laughed and said, “Do you really think that the two of you have a chance of winning against me?” After saying this, her face changed slightly to reveal the face of an extremely beautiful lady with a sweet smile. Even her figure and height went through a transformation, turning into the figure of a model with 1.8 meters in height.
She looked completely different from the middle-aged woman she had appeared to be just before.
“Transfiguration? You’re a level 25 Conferred Knight?” Heaven-Shaking Sword’s face sank as he felt a tremendous pressure pressing down on him.
Level 25 Conferred Knights were able to see the existences of cells through Heaven’s Perception. With that as a foundation, they were able to transfigure their own body and obtain various unbelieveable powers, causing the prowess of their Killing techniques to increase once again.
The damaging prowess and vitality of a level 25 Conferred Knight crushed those of a level 24 Conferred Knight overwhelmingly.
When the lady heard how astonished Potter was, she laughed, “That’s right. Now, do you guys think that you still have hope?”
She turned to Fang Xingjian and said, “How is it? Fang Xingjian, this time, the matter has implications that far surpass what you imagined. There’s no way that you’ll be able to win. If you were to surrender now, you can return to the Imperial Capital with me. There’ll be an even more outstanding job waiting for you.”
Fang Xingjian asked, “You people think that you can stop the Rebirth Sword Technique?”
The beautiful lady let out a cold laugh and said, “Why, do you feel that you’re really innocent and that we’re really evil? Do you think that your Rebirth Sword Technique is something that will push the progress of society? You’re too childish. You don’t understand anything at all.
“The Rebirth Sword Technique will make everyone in the world stronger. Based on the central government’s estimation, if the Rebirth Sword Technique is allowed to be disseminated, then in the future, any random person’s average attributes would exceed 15 points.
“Do you know what kind of concept that is? This would mean that any random person in the streets would be able to lift up a horse carriage, break down walls, cross over walls and roofs, and tear apart beasts like tigers and leopards with just their hands.
“A society like this would be in complete chaos. After everyone gains immense power, they would release the devils in their hearts, and they wouldn’t have any fear for the ordinary military troops and the City Guards Institutions. The bandits and rebel influences would grow rapidly, and it could even result in various factions forming their own individual empire. What your Rebirth Sword Technique will bring about is not progress for the society but world chaos and war. It would be the source of disasters.”
“Is that so? This is what you guys think?”
“Isn’t that the case?” The lady shook her head and looked at Fang Xingjian pitifully. “If you understand how serious this is, you should also understand that it is impossible for the entire Empire’s upper echelons to let you continue promoting your Rebirth Sword Technique. There’s no future for you.
“Unless you’re think of going up against the entire world.”
“The entire world?” Fang Xingjian laughed coldly and said, “Can you people represent the entire world?”
“The country is ruled by those in power. The Empire’s upper echelons represent the country’s will. And right now, you’re going up against the will of the entire country. If this were to go on, there’s no other options for you except to be completely crushed.”
Fang Xingjian did not reply, but he suddenly thought of the Italian philosopher, Bruno , who had been burned at the stakes for upholding the heliocentric theory. Back then, the Roman Catholic Church had wanted to defend their own interests in a similar manner.
Although Fang Xingjian’s situation was not exactly the same as Bruno’s, there were some similarities.
‘Has this guy blanked out?’
Seeing that Fang Xingjian seemed to be thinking about things and had clearly blanked out, the female assassin’s gaze changed. She did not miss the opportunity to make her move.
There was no sound of the wind, nor any trembling or whistling in the air. Before any sounds were transmitted to the human ear, the lady had already appeared before Fang Xingjian. She thrusted out the dagger she was holding with the same rapid speed, aiming for Fang Xingjian’s heart.
This thrust was not an ordinary one. The dagger contained the weaving of over a hundred types of energy. Once a person was struck, he would explode like a lit explosive.
In the lady’s eyes, it appeared as if she had made simple running and charging movements. However, to Heaven-Shaking Sword, it was just an afterimage which had flashed by.
The female assassin was very clear on just how fast she was at her full acceleration speed. This thrust was at 12 times that of supersonic speed, which was the equivalent of moving across several kilometers in the blink of an eye.
Right now, she was only one palm’s distance away from Fang Xingjian. It was impossible for him to fend her off now.
However, just as this thought ran through her mind, a finger pressed gently against the tip of her dagger.
Fang Xingjian, with his Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor, stopped this thrust with just a gentle tap of his finger.
In the next moment, strong gales blew and sword Qis ran amok. Sparks appeared in the air due to the friction created from the high speed, and shock waves smashed large holes in the walls around them. Even the roof of the entire building was blown off.
All these were just from the residual impact of the 20 streams of Ether Sword Ripples which slashed against the female assassin’s body.
 Giordano Bruno, an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, and cosmological theorist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno