Fang Xingjian channeled different sword intents into the four white bone short swords respectively. He then used his sword force to activate them across space, forming a sword formation.
Once the power of the sword formation was unleashed, the white bone short swords would be able to directly endlessly absorb the energy from ether particles. They would then be able to perform the sword of Infiltrating Void, the Light Pursuit sword ripples, the All-Conquering sword, and the Instant sword respectively.
The four white bone short swords directly tapped into the explosive forces of the ether particles that existed in the world. It was as if there were four Fang Xingjians, who were not equipped with any equipment, performing the Five God-Slaying Swords personally.
'There are still aspects of the sword formation that haven't been perfected. My cultivation is still lacking, and the white bone short swords are also too weak. Otherwise, the prowess of this sword formation can still be increased.'
Fang Xingjian looked at the four floating white bone short swords and thought, 'Once this sword formation is performed, it will be as if there are four of me performing the sword techniques. Since that's the case, then I shall name this sword formation as the Celestial Eradication Sword Formation.'
Right now, the damaging prowess of the Celestial Eradication Sword Formation was already very powerful. However, Fang Xingjian still held expectations that as his cultivation and his sword art mastery increased, and moreover, if he could gather four Divine Longswords as well... then the prowess of the sword formation increase to an unfathomable level.
Just as Fang Xingjian was thinking this, Zhou Xingwen walked in and reported, "Xingjian, the matter with Shang..."
A short while later, after hearing Zhou Xingwen's report, Fang Xingjian nodded. "They still can't be found? It seems that they might have already left the Great Western Region then," Fang Xingjian said, frowning. "Continue to watch out for them. If you really can't find them, then there's no helping it either."
Although Fang Xingjian really wanted to know Shang's background, the loyalty of their subordinates, as well as how secretive and vicious they were, was really beyond his expectations.
Just as Fang Xingjian was thinking about the matters concerning Shang, Zhou Xingwen spoke up once again, "According to the news from the Central Region, Dongfang Lin challenged the leaders of 12 factions of the Central Region five days ago. There wasn't a single person who could take on one of his saber attacks. He's known as the top expert amongst the youngsters in the Imperial Capital." Then Zhou Xingwen added, "Right now, everyone is saying that you and Dongfang Ling are the strongest experts amongst the youngsters, and everyone is hoping that the two of you can fight it out."
Fang Xingjian shrugged and said, "There are just too many people who like to watch shows."
Zhou Xingwen smiled and said, "But Dongfang Ling said that he really hopes to have a spar with you, and that if you have time to go to the Central Region, then he hopes the two of you can meet as friends through martial arts."
Before the appearance of Fang Xingjian and the Fifth Prince, Dongfang Ling had been the number one genius in the Empire. He had passed the National Selection at the age of 14 and become a Royal Knight.
Dongfang Ling was already 28 years old now, and his cultivation was said to be truly unfathomable. This was especially true as after the world's metamorphosis, there were rumors that he was extremely close to attaining the Divine level. Moreover, the reason why he was currently challenging experts everywhere was so that he could find an encounter which could allow him to attain a breakthrough to the Divine level.
Fang Xingjian shook his head. He did not have much interest for Dongfang Ling. Right now, amongst his opponents and the experts, his attention was focused on the Divine level experts like the First Prince, the World Annihilation Heavenly Lord, the Undying Xia, and the Fist Emperor.
Just then, Fang Xingjian suddenly lifted his head, as if sensing something from the Sudden Inspiration and the tenth level of the mystical prints.
"I'm going making a trip outside."
Fang Xingjian left this line behind and then disappeared into the air with a series of fading afterimages. He emptied out his consciousness completely and followed that faint feeling he was sensing. His body cut through the atmosphere, and in the blink of an eye, he appeared at the top of a mountain several kilometers away. Fang Xingjian saw the Fourth Prince standing there.
Seeing Fang Xingjian's arrival, the Fourth Prince was slightly stunned. "Xingjian, how did you know that I've come to look for you?"
Fang Xingjian did not reply. Instead, he looked at the Fourth Prince with a chaotic aura and said, "Are you here today because of the Hades Vault? Is the vault going to open up soon?"
"That's right," the Fourth Prince said, slightly taken by surprise. He nodded and continued, "Xingjian, I've come to look for you this time around because the Hades Vault is about to open up soon. Come with me and help me get the Senluo Six Heavens Sword.
"However, the Hades Vault is a secret area that was created by the Mystic Abyss Heavenly Emperor, who founded the Jade Dynasty. Even if I possess his sword arts legacy, I wouldn't dare to say that it'll be 100% safe. We must be very careful."
"Alright." Fang Xingjian nodded. With the Sudden Inspiration's senses and his current abilities, this trip seemed like it would be able to bring him both dangerous and lucky encounters.
Then Fang Xingjian went straight to the point, "But I need to go back to get something." Simultaneously, his eyes seemed to be shooting out streams of sword light. They seemed to contain endless feelings of mystery and chaos, seemingly piercing through the Fourth Prince's body as he said, "Philip, you're in the Fourth Prince's body?"
Philip's martial will sent out information, including that of surprise, "That's right. You're able to tell even this? It seems that your cultivation has improved rapidly during this period of time."
He then explained, "My actual body has to stay behind to guard the northern borders. Therefore, this time around, I can only leave about 30% of my martial will's power in the Fourth Prince's body. We don't know what dangers the Hades Vault might have, so we'll need you, Xingjian, to help to look out for the Fourth Prince."
Fang Xingjian nodded. Then in the blink of an eye, he created a long black line in the sky as he returned to the Sacred Land, appearing before Tyrant.
Tyrant asked curiously, "What's the matter? I seem to have sensed someone spying on this place earlier."
Fang Xingjian said. "That's right. I need to go somewhere. It might be very dangerous. Come along with me."
Tyrant sighed and said, "Can I not go?"
Fang Xingjian put out his wrist and said, "Hurry up. What are you worrying about? With our current abilities, even if we were to encounter a Divine level expert, we wouldn't know if we're going to lose unless we fight it out."
Tyrant shook his head helplessly, then he turned into a bangle and slipped onto Fang Xingjian's wrist.
With a few consecutive flashes, Fang Xingjian appeared before the Fourth Prince and said, "I'm ready. Let's go."
The Fourth Prince threw a glance toward Fang Xingjian's wrist, nodded, and then said, "Then let's go."
Both of them were Demigod experts, and they cut through the cloud layers, flying at a rapid speed. They moved at several tens of times that of supersonic speed. Cutting through the sky and shaking the air, they brought forth a myriad of roaring thunders.
However, both of them were flying several hundred thousands meters up in the air. So, although they produced a lot of noise, they had relatively little impact on those on the ground.
In the blink of an eye, they travelled across multiple regions and appeared at the southern borders.
The two of them passed through the cloud layers and gradually descended to a height of several hundred meters up in the air. They looked down at a scene of luscious greeneries and countless mountain ranges with endless cries of birds and beasts, just like that of a tropical rainforest.
The Fourth Prince said, "It should be near here. I can sense the Mystic Abyss Heavenly Emperor's aura. It seems the Hades Vault has already opened."
The two of them continued on, searching as they went. Then in the blink of an eye, they arrived before a collapsed temple. A large part of it had already sunk into the ground. The various huge sculptures, mottled walls, and collapsed doors of the temple all gave off an extremely ancient feeling.
"Back then, the Jade Dynasty started developing from the southern borders. Their Imperial Capital had also been at the southern borders. It's said that during the Jade Dynasty's reign, this had been the most prosperous place in the entire world.
"I also chanced upon the legacy of the Mystic Abyss Heavenly Emperor over ten years ago when I was travelling around the southern borders."
Looking at the temple before them, the Fourth Prince said, "It should be inside here. I can sense that there seems to be another space in there. It means that the Hades Vault has already opened."
Fang Xingjian walked up to the door, squatted down, and said, "There are marks on the ground. Someone has already gone inside."
The Fourth Prince's countenance turned grim. "There are others who know that the Hades Vault has opened? Could it be that, aside from me, there are others who have also inherited the legacy of the Mystic Abyss Heavenly Emperor?"