Up in the sky, Fang Xingjian continued to stay still, motionless.
It was because after this battle, feelings of joy, exhilaration, and excitement surged in his heart.
After a long period of painful training, he was now finally considered to be standing at the peak of experts in the world.
That was with the exception of those Divine level experts who had not shown themselves for many years.
Right now, Fang Xingjian was already equipped with the abilities to fight against the world’s top notch experts.
At this moment, his mental cultivation method was circulating at rapid speed in his mind, increasing his level of mastery. He still had a little bit more to go before he would get to level up once again and bring the Universal Sword Dominance Lunisolar mental cultivation method to level 8.
Concurrently, there was now one more set of sword technique in his mind. It was the Astral Obscurity Sword which he had just learned.
With the addition of the Astral Obscurity Sword, his several other sets of sword techniques, including the Zenith Light Sword Formation, the Prodigious Demolition Sword Physique, the Universal Truth Longsword, and the Ether Sword Ripples, were all trembling slightly.
They seemed to be constantly emitting attractive forces, wanting to gather together and turn into a set of world-shaking Killing technique.
However, Fang Xingjian stopped them, saying slowly, "Wait a little. Wait a little more..."
Tyrant's voice rang out in Fang Xingjian's mind, "Fang Xingjian, you must resist the temptation. The first great merger of all your Killing techniques into one at level 29 is extremely important. It'll directly affect the direction of your future sword arts. You must only merge them after you're fully prepared."
Fang Xingjian nodded to indicate that he was aware. Then at the next moment, he took one step forward and appeared before the Illumination Society's Chief in a flash. Before anyone spoke, an extremely sharp martial will gushed into everyone's minds.
"I've saved all of you. If you wish to repay me for this, then give your faction’s specialty seeds to me."
Such repayments of debt were only logical and expected. When Fang Xingjian said it out directly, everyone was not particularly accustomed to that. However, the Illumination Society's Chief nodded and said, "Alright. We, the Illumination Society, are indebted to you. You're free to go through all of the manuals we, the Illumination Society, have."
Everyone else also started to echo in agreement. All of them were willing to hand in their factions’ methods for condensing specialty seeds.
Having seen Fang Xingjian kill three great experts consecutively and then fight off The School of Sword Arts' Supreme Chief, it was no joke to say that Fang Xingjian's prestige amongst the factions of the Great Western Region was currently soaring.
Furthermore, Fang Xingjian did not request to subjugate them. Instead, he merely wanted to know their methods to condense specialty seeds.
Fang Xingjian nodded, looked at the Illumination Society's Chief, and said, "I'll leave it to you to gather everything together. In a few days' time, I'll send someone to come and collect them."
After saying this, Fang Xingjian did not wait for the others to respond. He had just leaped up and was already appearing in the sky several kilometers away.
At the foot of the mountain, countless people watched as Fang Xingjian gradually turned into a small dot in the horizon, and their eyes filled with feelings of great admiration.
During the following month, news of this battle in the Great Western Region would spread through the entire Empire like a plague, and Fang Xingjian's name could then be said to have truly shocked the entire world.
Peter made his escape at great speed amongst the mountainous region, grovelling in the shadows amidst the forests time and time again. He laid low, keeping himself in hiding as he ran. Right now, his head was completely covered in cold sweat.
'This is too scary.
'How could Fang Xingjian have possibly become so powerful?
'Thankfully, I've been hiding amongst the crowd. If I had stepped forth at the start, then I would probably have been killed by now.'
Recalling how Fang Xingjian had taken on the three great experts single-handedly with immense ferocity and impressiveness... and how even the one-eyed old man had not been his match, Peter's heart trembled.
Just then, Peter suddenly came to a stop. It was because Fang Xingjian was quietly standing right before him. Fang Xingjian was no longer holding the pair of White Bone Swords in his hands. Instead, he held his hands at his back. With his back facing Peter, Fang Xingjian said calmly, "When did you develop the illusion that you'll be able to escape?"
Peter could only feel his heart beating faster and faster as cold sweat dripped continuously from his head. He spoke in a voice which was like that of a howling wild beast, "Fang Xingjian, what do you want?"
"Hildebrand. Tell me where he is. He incited Tynon to attack me and then sent his grandfather to kill me. If I don't chop off his head, my mind won't be at ease," Fang Xingjian said as he looked at his Stats Window which showed his mental cultivation method had just a little bit more left before it would level up.
Peter let out a bitter laugh and said, "Fang Xingjian, do you really want to be so ruthless?"
"As long as you bring me to him, I'll spare your life."
"Really?" Hearing that, Peter asked with his eyes agape. To him, Fang Xingjian was currently the most terrifying character after the First Prince. Peter did not dare to even have the slightest thought of resisting.
Fang Xingjian said calmly, "There's no difference, regardless of whether I kill someone with your insignificant powers. Bring me to Hildebrand and I'll spare your life.
However, if you dare go against me in the future, I won't spare you then either."
Hearing this, Peter quickly said, "Don't worry. You don't have to say more. As long as you spare me this time, I swear that I'll never go against you for all eternity."
What a joke... After witnessing Fang Xingjian's brutalness today, how could Peter possibly still dare to offend him? In Peter's heart, Fang Xingjian had already become someone whom he could never afford to offend in this lifetime.
"However, I only know of his approximate location. He's in a base right now, but that base is hidden very well and I've never really entered it before."
Fang Xingjian nodded. "The approximate location is sufficient. I'll just look for him when I'm there."
Therefore, a few minutes later, Fang Xingjian grabbed Peter and dashed across the sky,heading rapidly toward the location which Peter had pointed out.
The south of the Empire, where the borders of the Eastern Sand Region was located, was filled with various killings due to the constant years of warring with the Sand Country. It was an extremely chaotic place.
There were dauntless tribes, brutal bandits, and regular soldiers who would occasionally assume roles as bandits or robbers. There were even many heretics who came to win over believers.
There were all sorts of killings and chaos, preventing the political and economical situation from developing. Due to the same reason, the place was also the ideal location for certain factions to conduct experiments.
Fang Xingjian looked down at the vast and endless desert, frowned, and asked, "He came here?"
Peter, who was being grabbed by Fang Xingjian from the back, looked at the vast desert before him and said, "He... He should be here. But the desert's too big. Back then, I traveled for very far together with Hildebrand, but he was the only one who was received. I could only follow him till here.
"He said that he has entered one of the First Prince's secret base, but he didn't tell me the exact location and the way to enter."
Looking at the vast desert before him, Fang Xingjian squinted his eyes, "Let's look around."
While Fang Xingjian was at the borders of the Eastern Sand Region, in search of Hildebrand's traces, news of his battle at the Dark Shadow Mountain had already spread and even reached the Great Western City.
Faced with this astonishing news, most people would not believe it when they first heard it.
After all, it had only been slightly more than half a year since Fang Xingjian completed the second transition. For him to have defeated Ye Huang and the Illumination Society's Chief, that was already something they could not imagine. The news continued to say that he had also defeated the Supreme Chief, the Darkness Demon Lord, and the previous Governor of the Beize Continent, who had joined forces. It was simply unbelievable.
However, more and more accounts were given from various witnesses. In addition to those, there were various news reports which seemed very earnest and serious, and the various major factions repeatedly verified the authenticity of the news.
The leaders of countless factions had no choice but to accept the authenticity of these news reports.
Fang Xingjian, the genius who had completed his second transition just half a year ago, had really defeated the Supreme Chief, the Darkness Demon Lord, and the previous Governor of the Governor, the three experts who had joined forces.
As such, countless people came to the understanding that a new legend was going to be born.