Many black lines circle around Fang Xingjian continuously. Each time a black line got near, it would trigger the light spots surrounding him into releasing an extremely bright light. That was the defense form of the Zenith Light Sword Formation.
Regardless of the attacks Fang Xingjian was faced with, the six light spots would unleash streams of light swords explosively to cut through, pierce, or sweep away the attacks. The light spots vaporized all the surrounding physical objects around Fang Xingjian, protecting him like six shields of light.
If Sasa charged over personally, he would sense the flash of waves in the sky. The Ether Sword Ripples would then assault him and send him flying again.
The expression on Sasa's face grew increasingly sinister, filled with killing intent. His actions were so fast that it was as if they had turned into many black lines, incessantly tearing through the air and circling Fang Xingjian, who remained seated cross-legged on the ground as they attacked.
Under the full-power attacks of the level 29 Conferred Knight, which were either surges of invisible sword Qis or physical clashes with his maniacal sword techniques, the series of quick attacks was heaven and earth shaking. With each clash, explosive pressure, and fierce attack exerted, the ground would tremor furiously as sand and rocks were sent flying.
The repercussions from the shock waves shot out time and time again. Other than Fang Xingjian and the small piece of land under him which was now floating in the air, the entire ground was bashed up by Sasa to form a great valley.
With another tap of his hand, the whizzing sword Qis collided fiercely against ten streams of Ether Sword Ripples. Surging force compressed the air, and the forces produced from their collision exploded in midair. It was as if several tens of thousand kilograms of explosives had exploded. Countless amounts of rock and soil were sent flying into the sky, once again increasing the depth of the valley under Fang Xingjian.
"Damn it!" Sasa abruptly came to a stop. The muscles and bones throughout his body were boiling as if they were cooked through. Taking in a breath, countless ether particles in the universe completed the energy exchange with his body.
Various radiations, light waves, magnetic waves, and other forces in the air dashed into his body, replenishing his powers at an astonishing rate.
However, as Sasa looked at Fang Xingjian who was sitting on a floating piece of land, the killing intent in his eyes grew increasingly violent.
Fang Xingjian was flushed red all over, and his muscles, tendons and bones would pop up every now and then, before being pushed back.
Puffs of white steam continued to rise from the surface of Fang Xingjian's body. Sasa knew that it was because his body was circulating at a rapid speed, and every single cell in his body was likely moving incessantly to release heat.
'He is fully focused on suppressing the will in the Divine blood. Once he succeeds in doing that, he'll be able to absorb the essence in the Divine blood.
'To think that he dares to do something like this before me.' Recalling Fang Xingjian's defensive means earlier, Sasa laughed coldly to himself, 'I don't believe that you'll be able to continue blocking like this. At the very least, I also have the ether organs I got at level 28. Will I be unable to win against you in a competition of power?'
Sasa's judgement was right. Putting the Zenith Light Sword Formation aside and looking just at the Ether Sword Ripples, even with Fang Xingjian's current rapid rate of improvement in his abilities, he was only able to release 5,000 sword ripples. Once Sasa managed to get through all of them, it would be impossible for Fang Xingjian to fend off Sasa with just the Zenith Light Sword Formation alone.
Sasa gritted his teeth and put his palms together. Many invisible sword Qis soon started to form from his body, turning into a longsword which soared into the air in the blink of an eye as it continued to extend longer.
'I shall see if you'll first suppress the Divine blood or I'll be the one to beat you up into a pulp.'
Just as Sasa was about to attack at full-power once again, a fiery meteor streaked across the sky. It was Yaris who had been chasing them all the way since back at the Regional Academy. Flames burst out from all over his body as he came to a stop in the sky above Sasa.
"Sasa, you've caused damage to the academy as well as chased and assaulted a student. Are you really thinking of going against the entire Great Western Region? If you stop right now, I can show you leniency on the account that it hasn't been easy for you to attain the cultivation you have reached today."
Sasa laughed out loud, looked at Yaris, and said, "Yaris, are you thinking of delaying time with just these words alone? If Devitt comes over personally, I'll leave immediately. But as for you... you're still inadequate."
While Sasa spoke, the invisible sword Qis he created turned into a translucent longsword of 100 meters in length. With an overwhelming aura, it slashed down fiercely toward Fang Xingjian directly.
"Stop!" Yaris attacked Sasa with his martial will. Two suns seemed to have formed above his hands. They plunged down concurrently, bringing about a lofty golden light. The light then headed out explosively toward Sasa.
"Damn it!" Sasa's brows knit together tightly. He was forced to flick up his sword Qis to face the tremendous fireball in a collision.
The fireball exploded and scattered away while the sword Qis slashed incessantly at Yaris. However, at the moment when the sword Qis had just come into contact with Yaris’ body, Yaris had already turned into a flaming fireball. He exploded under the slashes, sending sparks flying.
This was his flame clone. His true body had already been hidden in the air.
The omnipresent flames burned and moved around in midair while Yaris's martial will gushed forth, "Sasa, give up. With me around, you won't be able to harm Fang Xingjian."
Sasa unleashed his Heaven's Perception at full-power, continuously scanning light waves and sound waves in search of Yaris.
However, the sparks soared up into the air and turned into a spread of fire clouds, encompassing the skies within a distance of several kilometers. Under the interference of such heat and light waves, Sasa was unable to locate Yaris' silhouette within a short period of time.
This was the Killing technique Yaris was known for—Blazing Flame Tsunami.
If these were ordinary times, Sasa would only need to spend a little more time to slash through the sea of flames in the sky and defeat Yaris. After all, the other party was only at level 28 and was weaker than himself.
However, right now, Fang Xingjian was suppressing the Divine blood essence in his body. This was when Sasa had to fight against time to get back the Divine blood. How could he possibly be wasting time on Yaris?
However, if he did not get rid of Yaris, the latter would definitely interfere with his attacks on Fang Xingjian.
Thinking of this, the killing intent in Sasa's heart seethed even more. It was as if they were going to materialize and break out from his body.
"Damn it, damn it, damn it! All of you are trying to stop me! All of you deserve to die!"
Thinking of how Fang Xingjian was continuously trying to suppress the Divine blood, Sasa grew increasingly anxious. The auras from the specialty seeds in his body continued to swell up, as if many beams of starlight were flashing on his body.
Detonating specialty seeds was the equivalent of leaving a permanent flaw in one's cultivation of the physical body as the person would never be able to perfect the cultivation of their physical body. With this, it was clear that Sasa was prepared to go all out.
However, just as he was about to detonate his specialty seeds, a large wave of sand came charging over. The grains of sand were flying at a tremendously fast speed, charging over like a great number of bullets.
When Sasa first saw the flying sand, they had been still very far away. However, in the next second, they were already several hundred meters around him. After another second, they were right before him, coming to a stop before the flame clouds.
Sasa had battled against the experts from the Sand Country for many years and knew well of the Sand Country's various Killing techniques. Looking at this scene, he knew that the person must be a second transition expert from the Sand Country.
The warriors from the Sand Country took a path similar to that of which the Empire's Knights took. It was just that in terms of their Killing techniques, they excelled more in terms of modifying their physical bodies as well as using soil and sand as a means of attack.
Seeing the sand flying around in the air, Sasa decided to wage on this. He released an information current and sent his martial will toward the flying sand.
He bellowed out in his information current, "Fang Xingjian is in the midst of clearing his Heavenly Barrier and attempting to attain level 27. We can attack him together. He has sufficient experience. We mustn't let him attain a breakthrough to level 27. Otherwise, even I won't be able to deal with him.
"You guys can forget about killing him as well! If we work together and capture him, I can give you guys the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor."