Grasping onto the black-clothed man’s head, Fang Xingjian dragged him out. In that instant, they completely disappeared into the darkness. The Great Priestess sighed, "This person's abilities are probably above level 29. He might even have attained the first tier of perfection in the area of his body's toughness.
"It's hard to imagine how overwhelming it would be if he were to attack at full prowess."
Elsewhere, three men in black looked at the Ice Palace's base from afar. The person in the middle was Black Spear, a level 25 expert from the Black Wings who had vied with Fang Xingjian for the Fire Deity Medicine.
Black Spear said, "We've received reliable news that the strongest person in the Ice Palace is the Great Priestess. But she's just a level 22 country bumpkin.
"Tian Sha and the others are already leading people to charge in.
"In a while, we'll charge in as well. Kill whoever's still alive, take away their dimensional storage equipment, and then immediately escape from the mountain.
"You must be careful of that Vicious Knight. The dimensional storage equipment can absorb majority of the attacks, so only physical attacks will be effective. This is the thing that's backing him up."
The other two people were also second transition experts from the Black Wings. However, they were only at level 22 and level 21 respectively. They were clearly Black Spear's juniors.
"Is the information reliable? That Vicious Knight is so arrogant... Does he really not have any other trump cards?"
"Don't worry. It's from the leader's secret network channel, so it won't be wrong."
One of them asked, "Then what are we going to do about the Eternal Night Society?"
Black Spear said calmly, "The leader will take charge of stopping them. In today's operations, the other side will be the main battlefield. We'll quickly get rid of that kid who doesn't know any better and then leave as fast as we can. That way, the pressure on the leader and his team would be lesser."
At the next moment, amidst swoosh swoosh swoosh sounds, the three silhouettes left with a flash of light. They headed toward the Ice Palace's base at a great speed. Sand and rocks were sent flying wherever they passed by, releasing soft rustling sounds.
However, they were only halfway there when thunderous sounds rang out in the atmosphere. They lifted their heads to see that a black shadow was standing quietly before them. Following this, a series of agonizing cries rang out.
It was only then that they saw the black shadow’s hand was grabbing onto a black-clothed man.
The black-clothed man had been in Fang Xingjian’s grasp and brought all the way here. Due to Fang Xingjian’s unrivalled speed, the black-clothed man’s body was put through the powerful impacts from the air, which rendered his clothes completely shredded and his limbs all twisted.
Under the high speed dash, the air seemed like layers of high density armor plates. Furthermore, with every second, he had to smash through several tens of layers of such armor plates.
'Fast! It's too fast!' There was only this single thought flashing in the mind of the man in black. To think that just the pressure, which Fang Xingjian used to break through sonic barriers when he was moving, could beat the black-clothed man half to death.
Black Spear looked at the man in black and was slightly taken aback. "Tian Sha?"
He recognized the black-clothed man as Tian Sha, a level 23 and second transition expert from an organization known as the 'Black Robed Group'. It had also been them who had enlisted the help of Tian Sha to attack the Ice Palace's base.
The Black Robed Group, which this person was from, was notorious. They were a bandit organization through and through, relying on their battle prowess to rob and kill others. Consequently, they were constantly wanted by the Great Western Region's Regional Office.
As the leader of the Black Robed Group, Tian Sha and the deputy leader, Di Sha, would commit all the evil acts imaginable. They had even gone so far as to wipe out several thousands of people from a small town.
However, right now, Tian Sha was without his usual dignity, and his face was wearing a completely warped and fearful expression. He looked at Fang Xingjian like he was looking at the devil. Di Sha, on the other hand, had already been killed with a single punch from Fang Xingjian earlier.
Fang Xingjian looked toward Black Spear and the other two, "Are you here to kill me?"
Black Spear let out a cold laugh and said, "Kid, do you think you have nothing to fear just by having caught Tian Sha? You were such a showoff in the market earlier, even daring to bring out your dimensional storage equipment... You really don't know how the word ‘death’ is spelled. Right now, regardless of whether it’s the Eternal Night Society, the Illumination Society, or our Black Wings, everyone has already set their target on you.
"But if you quietly hand over your dimensional storage equipment to me, I'm willing to let you off alive.
"And don't think that you'll be able to go against us just because you have the the dimensional storage equipment. The alternate space is unable to take in living things, and if we strike you with physical attacks, you won't be able to hold us off."
Seeing how Tian Sha and Di Sha had failed, the Black Spear still held some reservations. So, he wanted to use words to lower his opponent's will to fight.
"Let me off alive?" Fang Xingjian opened his mouth and broke into a grin. "Excellent. Now that you've said so much, you can use your life to make up for everything else."
The moment Fang Xingjian finished talking, Black Spear felt an extremely terrifying aura descend from the skies and encompass toward his body, as if trying to encompass the entire world.
However, the aura was just an added effect, like the ripples which were created when one's body moved across the water.
The more amazing part was Fang Xingjian's fist.
In that instant, Fang Xingjian's fist seemed as if it had transcended space and directly appeared before Black Spear.
The speed of this punch was way too fast, and Black Spear was not able to react to it in time. He did not know what kind of attack Fang Xingjian had used, where he was attacking, and how fast his speed was.
The power from this single punch was far too powerful. Overwhelming force shot out in all directions, overturning all the surrounding plants and rocks. Black Spear was not even able to take a single breath before his face was squashed by the air currents, making him unable to even open his eyes.
However, as expected of an expert from the Black Wings, Black Spear had gone through many life and death trials, and had a bountiful battle experience.
In that instinctive moment, he knew that he was wrong. However, not only was he wrong, he had also made a horrible mistake.
Fang Xingjian did not rely on his dimensional storage equipment, nor was he supported by the Ice Palace's power. What he relied on were his own terrifying abilities.
This Vicious Knight was not an ordinary expert. He was clearly a terrifying expert who was at the same level as their leader.
Moreover, Fang Xingjian had punched out, causing Black Spear to not even know how to retaliate. However, in spite of this, Black Spear continued to let out furious bellows, unleashing a force which seemed to be out of desperation.
400 streams of aura belonging to his specialty seeds rose up from his body and turned into streams of bursting starlight.
In that instant, Black Spear had completely detonated all 400 of his specialty seeds. By wiping out over ten years of hard work, he revealed an unrivalled decisiveness.
With the power gained from detonating 400 specialty seeds, Black Spear seemed to have turned into a great metal spear which would penetrate through the world. He retaliated with all he had, intending to conquer or die. Black Spear charged forward and thrust out without a care.
When this attack, which used a person as a spear, was unleashed, Black Spear only felt a great feeling of ease that he had never felt before. All the spear art theories he had learned in the past were all brought together, and he could understand them thoroughly.
When this spear was thrust out, he felt as if he would even be able to thrust a hole through the sky.
However, at the very next moment, Fang Xingjian's fist smashed down fiercely on Black Spear's spear. Sword force gushed forth and crushed Black Spear’s chest. Streams of sword force ran amok at his chest, turning every part of his chest into dust.
They also completely wiped out Black Spear's mental state of being able to thrust through the sky.
The two second transition experts next to him let out furious bellows. It was only at this moment that they finally reacted to what was going on. Charging in from the left and right, they attacked with their sword and saber respectively. The flickers of light and shadow from their blades seemed to encompass every inch of space on Fang Xingjian's body. As air currents slashed out, everything within 100-meter range was turned into dust, and bits of grass were sent flying into the air.
However, even though the sword and saber attacks were coming down from all directions, only a series of clank clank clank clank sounds rang out and Fang Xingjian was completely unscathed. Instead, he moved his feet and dashed toward the swordsman, knocking the swordsman over with his body.
In that instant, the swordsman’s longsword was smashed into dust. Fang Xingjian was just like a meteor, smashing into his opponent. Violent sword forces were sent crashing outward with a power which seemed like they were going to tear the world apart. They soon turned a second transition expert into a lump of bloody fog.
After that, Fang Xingjian moved his body again and kicked out to the side. As if it had teleported, the tip of his foot destroyed the web formed by the sabers. With Fang Xingjian's current cultivation level, even a kick would be like thrusting out with a longsword. Then he tapped on the waist of the saber user, breaking him into two.
No Killing techniques were used. Fang Xingjian had merely used a punch, a collision, and a kick. Just like that, he had killed two second transition experts and seriously injured another.
The man in black, Tian Sha, was still being held by one of Fang Xingjian’s hands. Tian Sha's eyes were completely filled with terror.
Black Spear stood where he was. His strong vitality of a level 25 expert resulted in the gap in his chest continued to writhe as his flesh slowly regenerated.
However, he was now looking at Fang Xingjian with a lifeless expression.
"Great fist techniques. Amazing cultivation level. Seems like the person who gave me the information had intentionally wanted us to become cannon fodder and create chaos." His mind was running quickly as he started communicating with Fang Xingjian through information currents. "Moreover, it’s impossible for an expert like you to be a nameless nobody.
"Can you let me know whose hands I am dying in?"
"You're better off being a muddled ghost."
Fang Xingjian opened his mouth and exhaled. The air currents moved rapidly, creating high friction at great speed. Then they turned into the Supreme Mistwind Sword's sword Qis and rendered the head of the level 25 expert into dust.
After that, the appearance of Fang Xingjian's leg flickered continuously. Fang Xingjian only felt that the air before him was crushing down like layers of cement. Each time they came to a stop, he would only see blood splattering explosively, and the place would fill with the smell of blood. One after another, the experts who wanted to try something funny or wanted to investigate the area were all slapped to death by Fang Xingjian.