As Xia's fist got closer and closer to Fang Xingjian, their movements got increasingly slower, until the attack stopped exactly three inches before reaching Fang Xingjian.
On a closer look, one could see that Xia had been completely encompassed by countless densely packed sword Qis that had rendered him unable to move in the least.
The Sword Realm was capable of stimulating all physical particles within a 100,000 meters range in order to unleash explosive power and shoot out sword Qis.
The human body had 1.08 billion physical particles, and unleashed the explosive power could overturn rivers and seas, creating a tsunami.
Then, how much more was the unleashed power of the physical particles in the space within a radius of 10,000 meters when compared to the power of only 1.08 billion physical particles?
Ten million times? 100 million times? One trillion times?
The Sword Realm unleashed one trillion Infiltrating Void sword Qis, wrapping Xia's physical body and blocking his ability to move.
Xia's expression was distorted, killing intent bursting from his eyes. He crazily summoned his strength, but to no avail.
His flesh and body burst and then regenerated, but he still stayed where he was. No matter how much he disintegrated his body and then repeatedly regenerated it, he was unable to break through the Infiltrating Void sword Qis that had fully encompassed him.
Even when he opened his mouth, wanting to say something... even if he kept sending his martial will outward, wanting to express something... All his attempts were stopped by the sword Qis and not a single one of his words could get across.
Sensing this, a hint of terror finally flashed in Xia's eyes.
Fang Xingjian asked calmly, "How many swords would be required to cut up a living person into physical particles?"
"No! Stop! Fang Xingjian, I was wrong! You're stronger than me, so I'll naturally listen to everything you say! Let me off! I beg of you, let me off!"
A series of messages raged back and forth throughout Xia's body, but they were unable to find a way out. All of them were being blocked by the trillion sword Qis.
Under Xia's terrified and regretful gaze, Fang Xingjian raised the longsword that was barely worth ten gold and slashed down. Xia was split into two, becoming two chunks of flesh all wrapped up in sword Qis.
Then, with another slash, the two chunks became four, followed by 8, 16, 32, 64...
From the tenth slash onward, the longsword Fang Xingjian was holding had already become a bolt of lightning. The Light Pursuit, which pursued movement at extreme speed, had been activated. It brought up countless rays of light, darting to and fro in the space before them and connecting afterimages into a net of light.
Xia's will became increasingly weaker with the repeated slashes, leaving only endless vengeance, regret, and desperation behind. This went on until Fang Xingjian's final slash, as Xia's will was completely dissipated.
After 31 slashes in one go, Fang Xingjian had come to a stop. There was no more sight of Xia.
The other party had already been completely disintegrated to the physical particles level, and then killed by countless sword Qis. Even his martial will had been completely crushed into dust.
This was the death of one of the ten great Divine level experts in the Empire—the Undying Xia.
Even the tiniest bit of his remains had not been left behind. It was because the power and physical body of a Divine level expert was tightly bound, and in order to kill a Divine level expert, one had to wipe out every single trace of him.
And if one wished to get their hands on the remains of Divine level experts, one either had to wait until the other party died of old age, or to wipe out the person's consciousness without dealing any damage to the body. Something like that would require Fang Xingjian's martial will to be more powerful than his opponent's overall power.
Only people with unrivalled strength, such as the Divine Sun Emperor, the Mystic Abyss Heavenly Emperor, and Saint Adam would be able to defeat some Divine level experts with their martial wills, and then use their opponents' remains to refine Divine Remains Equipment.
Although Fang Xingjian had managed to deal an instant kill to Xia by relying on the Sword Realm's ability, it was still impossible for him to kill Xia by relying on his martial will alone.
Seeing how Xia had been killed in an instant, a golden-haired beauty from Xia's harem let out a scream and dashed out at Fang Xingjian. She seemed resolutely fearless, wanting to risk her life in order to seek revenge for Xia.
Another red-haired beauty's face turned pale, and her eyes filled up with endless terror. She darted out rapidly, wanting to escape.
The golden-haired beauty was broken up into fragments by the omnipresent Infiltrating Void sword Qis.
The red-haired beauty had only run for one kilometer when Fang Xingjian caught up with her and smashed her brain in a single sword attack. She turned into a headless corpse and plunged toward the ground.
Stepping onto void space, Fang Xingjian slowly returned to the spot above the training ground. The Martial Concubine was already grovelling before him.
As one of the three powerful remaining members of Xingjian's harem, unlike the previous two ladies who had chosen to either flee or attack, she had not thought that she would be able to escape Fang Xingjian, let alone be able to kill him.
The terrifying earlier moments when Fang Xingjian had wiped out Xia without the slightest opposition had truly given her a big fright.
'This is unexpected, this is truly unexpected. All of us, Xia included, have made a wrong judgement. Fang Xingjian's abilities are probably capable of dominating the entire world and of ruling over the Empire.
''How could there be such a powerful person in this world? He has already reached this level at not even 20 years of age?
She spoke in an extremely respectful voice, "My Lord, I'm willing to lead all of the remaining people from the Eight Directional Crimson Dragon to follow you. I only ask for you to spare my life."
Fang Xingjian said nonchalantly, "Oh? You don't wish to seek revenge for Xia?"
The Martial Concubine said nervously, "Survival of the fittest, and reverence of the strong wereXia's beliefs, and they are the Eight Directional Crimson Dragon's beliefs as well. Each generation of the Eight Directional Crimson Dragon's leaders got the position after killing the previous generation.
"Since you're stronger than Xia, we would naturally be willing to follow you. If you hadn't killed Xia, he would also have been willing to follow you."
Saying these, her back was soaked in sweat, deeply worried that Fang Xingjian would kill her with a single sword attack.
"Not interested," Fang Xingjian said. "You guys are just a bunch of trash. What rights do you have to become my subordinates?"
After saying this, Fang Xingjian swept out with the sword light in his hand, and the Martial Concubine's eyes narrowed as her consciousness was completely slashed into pieces.
Audrey's heart palpitated. Her eyes were filled with agitation as she watched Fang Xingjian kill Xia single-handedly with a sword and then kill the three deputy leaders of the Eight Directional Crimson Dragon in turn.
Right now, in her eyes, Fang Xingjian's handsomeness was off the scale.
At the same time, everyone else looked at Fang Xingjian as if they were looking at a god from the heavens.
From that day onward, all the teachers and students of the Great Western Region would revere Fang Xingjian like a god.
Head of Department James finally could not help but ask, "Xingjian, you've made an attempt to reach the Divine level?"
"That's right. I've already reached the first tier of the Divine level and am currently at level 30," Fang Xingjian said with a nod. He then looked at Zhou Xingwen and said, "Get someone to inform the Eight Directional Crimson Dragon to disband within three days."
Fang Xingjian had killed the leader of the Eight Directional Crimson Dragon, the Undying Xia, in the Great Western Region's Regional Academy.
One day later, this piece of news spreaded throughout the entire Empire like a typhoon.
Within a short span of time, the eight great regions found themselves shaken, and countless people and organizations turned their gazes towards the Great Western Region, focusing onto Fang Xingjian.
Two days later, the Eight Directional Crimson Dragon announced their decision to disband. Before that, in order to split up the properties, over half of them died in a great havoc. The Eight Directional Crimson Dragon completely disappeared from history.
Concurrently, the Terrene Shrine abandoned all of their bases and all of the Gray Robed Mages disappeared without a trace. No one knew where they had gone.
Three days later, the King and the Chief of the Knight Association gave orders to invite Fang Xingjian to be one of the judges for the National Selection, committee member of the Knight Association, and professor of the National Academy's Sword Arts Department. They also extended an invitation for Fang Xingjian to head to the Imperial Capital in order to receive the commendations.
Five days later, rather than the Empire's ten great Divine level experts, with the Undying Xia having died in battle and with the addition of Fang Xingjian and the First Prince, there were now 11 Divine level experts, currently known as the Empire's 11 great Divine level experts.