A few days later, in the Regional Academy's Sacred Land.
Fang Xingjian played around with the four short swords that were floating in midair before him. They were another four short swords which he had created from his rib bones. He was already considered a Divine level expert, but these four short swords were not considered Divine Remains Equipment.
As Divine Remains Equipment were made from the remains of Divine level experts, each piece of their remains was not just a material. The pieces also accumulated a large amount of power and essence left behind by Divine level experts after their deaths.
However, it was impossible for Fang Xingjian to split part of his power and the essence of his physical body to create Divine Remains Equipment. It would be making himself weaker in order to make the equipment.
Therefore, he only casually condensed four short swords which would temporarily help him set up his Celestial Eradication Sword Formation.
The four short swords floated around Fang Xingjian in the north, south, east, and west directions. Head of Department James, Governor Devitt, Black Dragon King Wang Huan, and Tyrant each stood in the four directions stemming from Fang Xingjian.
Head of Department James said, "Xingjian, we're going to start."
Fang Xingjian said nonchalantly, "There's no need to have any reservations. Just give it your all."
Governor Devitt also smiled. "Then we'll be making our moves. We'll take this chance to see how powerful a Divine level expert is."
The four of them were the four strongest subordinates under Fang Xingjian. Furthermore, Tyrant was already a Demigod with four tiers of perfection, able to strive for the Divine level at any moment.
With the four of them attacking together, the skies changed and the world started trembling.
Waves of frost, gravity, water vapor, and force struck out toward Fang Xingjian. Their powers seemed to have combined into one, surrounding and spinning around Fang Xingjian. Then, they contracted and went crushing down.
Watching the four of them attacking together, Fang Xingjian waved his sword finger.
In that instant, one of the four short swords unleashed a great light, bringing about a series of illusions. It instantly took up countless figures, bringing about a long river of seething sword Qis and slashing out toward the four people.
Bang bang bang bang! A series of explosions rang out, and the river of sword Qis brushed past their bodies. Frost was wiped out, gravity was negated, water vapor exploded, and force was crushed.
The four people let out stifled snorts and retreated. All of them dug their feet into the ground, leaving behind huge footprints. They even caused the earth to tremor creating a magnitude 3 or 4 earthquake. It demonstrated just how fierce a power the four of them had been struck with.
When the repercussions of their clash, which could destroy the entire Regional Academy, were about to sweep out, they were negated by the stacked layers of sword Qis in the void space that was within the Sword Realm. As such, the surroundings were not harmed in the least.
The Black Dragon King's countenance changed drastically. Although he had known since long ago how amazing Fang Xingjian was, he had not expected that Fang Xingjian would be able to break through the joint attack from the four of them with a single sword attack. The Black Dragon King even felt that if Fang Xingjian had not held back, that earlier attack would have killed them.
"My World Annihilation Tide is able to flush out an entire city. To think that I'm not even able to take a single sword attack from him despite joining forces with the three of them?"
Head of Department James exhaled intensely, stared at Fang Xingjian, and asked, "Xingjian, tell us the truth. How strong are you right now? Even Xia was killed by you with a single sword attack, completely unable to resist..."
"A win or loss can only be known after the fight is over," Fang Xingjian said calmly. "But ordinary second tier Divine level experts won't be a match for me if we were to fight head-on. If we were to engage in a far distance battle, then we would only be able to know after we fight."
As Fang Xingjian said these, he kept on playing around with the four short swords. The four short swords bobbed in the air, and streams of sword Qis darted about continuously between the short swords. The entire world seemed to have an unusual connection with the four short swords.
After Fang Xingjian merged the sword formation with the Sword Realm, the newly formed sword formation was now called the Celestial Eradication Sword Formation.
Encompassed under the Celestial Eradication Sword Formation, and with the combined abilities of the Sword Realm and the sword formation, Fang Xingjian could now draw out the energy from all physical particles and ether particles within a range of 100,000 meters. Then with the four short swords as the core, he could release attacks from the Infiltrating Void, Lightless Sword, All-Conquering, and Infiltrating Void. He could also distort space as well as kill people without a trace, and behead enemies that were 10,000 meters away. Additionally, Fang Xingjian could destroy cities and wipe out stockades, toppling mountains and overturning seas.
This great prowess far surpassed that of the Sword Realm or the sword formation when they were each used individually.
However, it was a pity that the quality of the four short swords was inadequate, so there was a limited time for which the Celestial Eradication Sword Formation could be sustained—a mere few minutes. He would then have to rest for a while before he could perform it again.
From afar, Lilia, Anderson, Zhou Xingwen, and even Rota had come to watch this sparring session. Watching as Fang Xingjian pushed back the four great experts with a single sword attack, they each wore different expressions.
Both Lilia and Zhou Xingwen watched with fervent admiration and excitement while feeling proud of Fang Xingjian's great power.
On the other hand, Anderson and Rota were feeling blatantly dejected. Faced with Fang Xingjian's rapidly growing power, they only felt that they would never be able to catch up to him.
Anderson sighed while saying, "Two years ago, Fang Xingjian was merely an ordinary apprentice. In only two years, to think that he has progressed to become a Divine level expert and has even killed Xia, who made his name for many years. Who would have thought that this would happen?"
Governor Devitt walked up to Fang Xingjian and asked, "Xingjian, His Majesty's envoy has been here for two days. Are you still not going to meet him?"
"Just let him leave," Fang Xingjian said casually. "I'll head to the Imperial Capital myself. I don't need them to take me there."
At the next moment, Fang Xingjian was already looking toward the northwest, in the direction of the Empire's Xingwu Region. It was also the region where the First Prince was currently located.
Zhou Xingwen said from the side, "Sir, it'll be the First Prince's and Lan Yue's wedding day in another three days. Are we going to send our people there?"
The Empire's First Prince and Blue Sacred Moonlight's granddaughter, Lan Yue, were getting married. This event was like a magnitude 10 earthquake, shaking the entire Empire. The impact it brought was unprecedented.
In an instant, the First Prince's reputation was also pushed up to an unprecedented level.
After all, once they formed a connection through the wedding, the Blue Sacred Moonlight would be considered to be on the Empire's side. The Myriad Star Palace would be the only one left in the Xingwu Region. It would be hard for them to keep resisting on their own. Moreover, the Eight Directional Crimson Dragon had disbanded after Xia was killed by Fang Xingjian.
With that, the only Divine level experts left in the Empire, who had yet to make any moves, were the Holy Orison and the Great River Alliance's Fist Emperor.
After accomplishing all of these, the First Prince's reputation was soaring like the midday's sun.
'Mmmm...' There was an unusual gleam in Fang Xingjian's eyes. He suddenly stood up and thought, 'I'll make a trip to the Xingwu Region tomorrow. It's time to settle the matters with the First Prince.'
"There's no need to send anyone. I'll make a trip there personally."
At the next moment, Fang Xingjian had already returned to a room with a flash. In the room, the Fourth Prince had already opened his eyes. Philip was standing next to him, appearing very thankful.
When the Fourth Prince saw Fang Xingjian, he said immediately, "Thank you, Xingjian. This time around, if it wasn't for you, I'd definitely be dead. I didn't expect the Mystic Abyss Heavenly Emperor's legacy would be so dangerous. It's likely that people who aren't Divine level experts won't be able to accept this legacy."
As the Fourth Prince's bodily functions were unable to accept the endlessly expanding ghost country in his mind, he had fallen into a coma.
Therefore, after Fang Xingjian entered his consciousness, he had set up the sword formation with his sword intents, continuously absorbing the powers of ether particles. He killed many excess memory and information fragments that had been in the Fourth Prince's mind.
This allowed the Fourth Prince to slowly adapt to the existence of the ghost country in his mind while his cultivation improved gradually.
"It's fine that you're awake," Fang Xingjian said. Watching the Fourth Prince, he then asked, "How much more is there to the Mystic Abyss Heavenly Emperor's legacies?"