Fang Xingjian's body had been close to death for almost one day and one night. When he was woken up by the crying of a baby, Fang Xingjian's consciousness had awoke from a state of chaos. His heart started beating once again, his blood started flowing once more, his lungs started breathing, and his brain started to work bit by bit.
At this moment, Fang Xingjian suddenly had a profound understanding of death. To him, death was no longer scary.
At the same time, the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent in his mind had completely revived as well. It turned into a black sword's blade, running through his entire body.
Ever since he had gotten the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent, Fang Xingjian knew that as his cultivation improved, he would be able to unleash more and more power from the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent. The mock death cultivation this time around had even propelled the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent to undergo a change.
'The Heaven's volition; the survival of the fittest.'
From then on, Fang Xingjian gained a deeper understanding of the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent. He knew that the uniqueness of the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent was that it could continue to grow with time. As long as it continued to absorb new sword arts and sword principles, it would continue to adapt, evolve, and become stronger than before.
And since Fang Xingjian's comprehension toward death had grown, with the tempering of his martial will, the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent evolved as well. It transformed into a black-colored sword edge, filled with the aura of death, loneliness, and hollowness.
Fang Xingjian believed that if he were to activate the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent again, its prowess would no longer be comparable to what it was before.
And as for the real reason why Fang Xingjian had faced the death training, the fifth God-Slaying Sword...
Death was the finale of a person's time. When a person died, their consciousness would leap out of the long river of time. They would no longer be able to affect history, and history would no longer be able to affect them anymore. Only until they returned to the world once again would they once again enter the long river of time.
After merging the profoundness of the Infiltrating Void, Light Pursuit, and All-Conquering, using his comprehension of life and death, as well as time as the structure, Fang Xingjian had finally successfully cultivated the fifth God-Slaying Sword.
'The instance of life and death... All the changes between life and death, the process of entering and leaving the river of time, all take place in that very instance.
'Therefore, this sword shall be called Instant.'
The black-colored sword intent swelled in Fang Xingjian's body. As this surge of power extended outward, the flying birds in the sky froze midair. The sun's light rays became twisted, the clouds came to a standstill, and the air turned into a stagnanting wall. It was as if the entire world had stopped functioning.
It was not until the black sword edge had slashed before Fang Xingjian that the wall in front of him was completely torn apart.
The fifth God-Slaying Sword was one which could bring a new sword into time.
The moment this sword attack was unleashed, time would come to a stop. After the sword attack ended, time would flow once again.
Or it could be said that a sword that had not been there before had suddenly pierced into the river of time.
Of course, throughout this entire process, Fang Xingjian could only send out one sword attack. He would not be able to do anything else. Furthermore, this sword attack could only be performed within a range of 100 meters.
The sword, Instant, was one which would come and go without people knowing. It was a sword attack created from impossibilities. It was also a sword attack which could neither be dodged nor defended from.
After completing this sword attack, Fang Xingjian revealed an expression of extreme elation and satisfaction. This sword move had been created purely from his sword arts cultivation. It represented the essence of a certain peak that his sword arts cultivation had reached.
If he were to activate Heaven's Volition Sword Intent and then perform ‘Instant’, the prowess would be even more terrifying.
The black sword intent flashed and disappeared. Taking one step forward, Fang Xingjian appeared before a nurse. The nurse was about to scream for the doctor when she suddenly felt very groggy and said, "Today is 1st of March. It is now 11.50 p.m.."
"Oh? I'm already late?" At this thought, Fang Xingjian moved once again, disappearing with a flash.
Fang Xingjian rose into the air, and in the blink of an eye, appeared in the stratosphere. After the past one month of tough cultivation, not only had his martial will swelled up and his sword arts cultivation improved tremendously, he had also gone through numerous improvements in other areas.
Both his specialty seeds and Waves had improved by a lot and the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves had already reached level 9.
His Universal Sword Dominance Lunisolar had even started seething. Fang Xingjian could sense that after he would completely defeat Li Shuanghua and release the hatred in his heart, his mental cultivation method would experience an even greater improvement.
Right now, his attributes had become:
Name: Fang Xingjian
Occupation: Heavenly Sword Sovereign
Ether Synchronization Rate: 100%
The attributes above come into effect once the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves are activated.
Due to Perfect Muscles, +19 in strength and agility (10% of the endurance attribute).
Skills / Techniques: Boundaries Negation, Level 40 Four God-Slaying Swords, Level 12 Ether Divine Art, White Bone Divine Weapon, Heaven's Volition Sword Intent
Internal Specialties: 260
External Specialties: 8
Waves: Level 9 Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves
Mental Cultivation Method: Level 8 Universal Sword Dominance Lunisolar
Fang Xingjian cut across the cloud layer at rapid speed, traveling at several tens the speed of sound. He managed to reach the sky above the battlefield within a few minutes.
Right now, in the Sahara Desert, countless people who had been waiting for over ten hours were becoming extremely impatient. There were even people who had started to pack up and were planning to leave.
"This is boring. To think that Fang Xingjian got cold feet."
"This is no joke. Li Shuanghua is even able to fend off a nuclear missile. Who else on Earth would be able to withstand a bashing from her?"
"Sigh, I thought that there would be a battle of the century taking place. I wonder where Fang Xingjian went into hiding."
Just then, someone pointed at the horizon, saying, "Look!"
"Is that Fang Xingjian?!"
Countless people gasped as they looked toward the sky in the east. A lone black figure cut across the sky. Wherever it passed by, the cloud layer would part, and streams of air currents would gush outward in two opposite directions.
Just as everyone had noticed this strange scene, a figure already stood several hundreds of meters above Li Shuanghua's head. The next moment, Fang Xingjian's voice, together with gushes of whirlwinds, rang out for a range of ten meters in an instant. It was as if an immense thunder had exploded in the air.
"Li Shuanghua, you probably hadn't expected that there would be a day where I'd be standing before you, and defeating you."
Li Shuanghua laugh coldly as she stood up, looking at Fang Xingjian, who was floating in the sky, and said, "You vile spawn. Do you think that just because you've comprehended a few sword techniques, you'll be able to fight me?"
Fang Xingjian's gaze appeared indifferent as he looked at Li Shuanghua. The next instant, an extremely heavy intent filled with deathly aura descended from the sky, smashing against Li Shuanghua and clashing against her martial will.
In that instant, Li Shuanghua's countenance changed. During the collision of their martial wills, she had felt an extremely heavy weight. There was even... there was even the threat of death...
At that moment, she understood. She was not the only one who had improved. Fang Xingjian's improvement was even more terrifying.