Furthermore, as Fang Xingjian killed the souls of the dead with each strike, he could sense their martial wills turn into pure energy and gush into his body. His martial will was increasing little by little.
805… 812… 819… 834…
With the way Fang Xingjian charged out in this manner, Fang Xingjian destroyed countless souls of the dead, and even the Heaven-Connecting Sword Physique seemed to give off the feeling of fatigue. Suddenly, everything before him had become empty. He had forcibly pushed his way through the army of souls of the dead on the first layer.
His martial will had reached 906 points after the fighting.
The first level of the Nine-Tiered Heavens required one to kill all sorts of tier one Divine level experts. With each victory, one's martial will would gain a supplement and become stronger. Once they had become so strong that they reached the limit and were unable to become even stronger, their will would gradually start to transform into flesh and blood, and they would be considered to have cleared the first level Nine-Tiered Heavens.
Thinking of this, Fang Xingjian let out a loud roar and once again charged into the army of souls of the dead.
Right now, the combination of Fang Xingjian and the Heaven-Connecting Sword Physique was far too powerful. Even just a punch or a kick would be accompanied with the image of annihilating all living creatures and a power that could overturn rivers and oceans. Not even one out of the myriad of souls of the dead could take on a blow from him.
When an ordinary first tier Divine level expert wished to break through the level and were confronted with so many souls of the dead, they would have to handle them very carefully. Battling as they went on, they would slowly build up and strengthen their martial will while clearing this stage. Which of them would be able to be as uninhibited as Fang Xingjian, killing his way through the crowd?
After making a few rounds of killings, the number of souls of the dead got lesser and lesser, and Fang Xingjian's martial will had also increased to 1089 points.
Then he grabbed out once again and tore a bellowing World Annihilation Heavenly Lord into pieces. However, it was at this moment that Fang Xingjian's gaze stopped and he looked toward a corner of the army of souls of the dead in a slight daze.
The one who appeared there was a white-haired old lady whose body seemed weak but was upright, and her hair was combed back very neatly. It was Li Shuanghua.
Fang Xingjian's mouth opened a little, and he was in a bit of a daze. 'The first level of the Nine-Tiered Heavens should be all first tier Divine level experts who previously existed in history. For Li Shuanghua to be here... Is it because she came to Miracle World before?' Although this was what Fang Xingjian was thinking, he had the feeling that the answer was not that simple.
However, the other souls of the dead did not care about what he thought. While he was in a slight daze, several tens of souls of the dead had already dashed up to him, attacking wildly, tearing, biting, and colliding into Fang Xingjian's Heaven-Connecting Sword Physique.
With a loud bellow, the power of the Heaven-Connecting Sword Physique was unleashed explosively. The fierce and gushing gravitational waves seemed like the waves of a sea, smashing over. The space within a radius of over 100 meters then became distorted, and the light rays had also suddenly disappeared. The area had turned completely pitch-black.
After killing this batch of souls of the dead, Fang Xingjian once again looked toward Li Shuanghua.
'You weren't a match for me when you were alive, let alone now that you're dead.'
With that, he clenched his fists tightly, already decided on killing her.
However, the scene he had imagined, where Li Shuanghua would charge over with a distorted and furious expression, did not happen.
Under Fang Xingjian's astonished gaze, he saw that Li Shuanghua appeared very calm. He could not see even a hint of the fury and hatred that all the other souls of the dead had. On the other hand, she looked at Fang Xingjian and nodded.
"You've done well. Much better than I did."
A faint sigh rang out in Fang Xingjian's heart, and he shivered a little. Then that Li Shuanghua turned to leave, disappearing from the world in the blink of an eye.
There was astonishment and doubt in Fang Xingjian's eyes. He did not move his body but struck out with his fist toward the right, turning a large area of souls of the dead into dregs. His martial will reached 1,112 points.
At this moment, the entire Heaven-Connecting Sword Physique felt extremely full, as if every hint of his power had risen to a limit. As it arrived at this limit, the martial will gradually started to change, turning into an existence that was like flesh and blood.
Then Fang Xingjian continued to charge in and kill the army of souls of the dead. As more and more souls of the dead were destroyed by him, they turned into gushing waves of pure energy. Fang Xingjian's martial will got increasingly stronger and fuller, gradually producing a change toward flesh and blood.
His martial will had already started to head toward transitioning into flesh and blood.
As he struck out his final punch, all the souls of the dead at the first level of the Nine-Tiered Heavens were completely wiped out. Fang Xingjian now appeared to be completely material, and his entire body had transitioned from martial will to flesh and blood.
However, this was only a layer of flesh and skin. There was only his martial will here, without any physical strength. The transition of strength between his martial will and physical body was still imperfect. However, this was at least still a beginning.
'The first level of the Nine-Tiered Heavens has been cleared. I've reached the second tier of the Divine level and risen up to level 31. Thus, I now also possess the ability of transitioning between the will and the flesh and blood.'
Fang Xingjian looked at his Stats Window. It had become:
Name: Fang Xingjian
Occupation: Eternal Sword Seigneur
Martial will: 1,150
Skills / Techniques: Sword Prowess, Sword Force, Level 50 Celestial Eradication Sword Formation, Level 50 Celestial Eradication Four Swords.
Before him, the first level of the Nine-Tiered Heavens had already disappeared, seeming as if it would not appear ever again. It had turned into the pitch-black outer space one again. Lifting his head, he saw a seething layer of ether particles above his head. That was the second of the Nine-Tiered Heavens, and it was still encompassing him and the entire Miracle World.
After clearing through each level of the Nine-Tiered Heavens, Divine level experts would no longer get to see the tier they had cleared. It was as if this was some kind of authority of the world.
Meanwhile, Li Shuanghua's earlier words still lingered in Fang Xingjian's mind.
'I've done better than you?'
Right when Fang Xingjian was cultivating and condensing his martial will, advancing into the second tier of the Divine level...
In the mountain range where the Xingwang Mountain was located, a young man was walking toward the Myriad Stars Palace, one step at a time.
The young man had pitch-black hair and seemed very leisurely and content. He wore clothes made of coarse cloth, appearing just like a farmer from the countryside. The young man also had a pure and sincere disposition that would give others a good impression of him at first sight.
Upon arriving at the foot at the Xingwang Mountain, the young man laughed as he looked at the great mountain before him. He looked at the people who were queuing and asked, "Is this Xingwang Mountain?"
Right now, in comparison to a few days ago, there were even more people in the line waiting to be summoned. Other than Maria and her father, the leaders of various influences and sects had also arrived.
The reason they had come rushing to the Xingwu Region was so that they could meet up with Fang Xingjian. Fang Xingjian had shaken up the entire Xingwu Region, and his reputation was now known to one and all. After he dominated over the Myriad Stars Palace, rumor had it that he had met and spoken to the Astral Ancestor.
The factions from the Xingwu Region were naturally extremely concerned about the specifics of the situation.
Maria's father even wanted Maria to become Fang Xingjian's student, so he wanted to see if Fang Xingjian was still willing to take her in.
Hearing the young man's words, a middle-aged man said impatiently, "You're also here to request to meet Lord Fang Xingjian, right? Queue up at the back. Don't cut the queue."
"Request to meet Fang Xingjian?" The young man smiled, finding this a little funny. He turned his head and looked at Crystal, who was still kneeling there.
After Crystal was pressed down to her knees by Fang Xingjian's deathly sword intent, she had been maintaining this position for the past few days. The Lonestar Knight and the others did not dare and neither were they capable of helping her to her feet. For the few days, they could only watch as she knelt before the entrance, seen by countless people.
The young man looked at Crystal, who appeared extremely dejected with seemingly lifeless eyes. He smiled and asked, "What's wrong with her?"
"She offended Lord Fang Xingjian," the middle-aged man said. "Kid, what are you here for?"
The young man rubbed his nose, feeling a little embarrassed. Then he said awe-inspiringly, "I'm here to kill the Astral Ancestor."