At the second tier of the Divine level, one could shatter the their physical body, move through the world in the state of the martial will, and then reassemble the body. They would be able to move at akin to light speed, and the depleted time was primarily spent on the process of shattering and reassembling the physical body. As for the time taken for the martial will to transmit at close to light speed, it was negligible.
However, there were both advantages and disadvantages to all things in the world. The same went for the second tier Divine level experts' ability to move at close to light speed.
Although one was able to move quickly in this manner and arrive instantly at any place in this world, they would not be able to react to anything throughout the journey. The rate at which the martial will was transmitted was too fast, and it was almost equivalent to teleportation. Even Divine level experts would not be able to shown any reaction at all.
This meant that in the process of moving at similar to light speed, they would basically not know what they had encountered on their journey.
It also meant that it would be very hard to use this speed to look for things while moving. Before they moved, they would first know the approximate direction of the place they were headed toward.
Fang Xingjian instantly arrived at the Great Western City. As he looked at the people moving around the city, at the commoners who knew nothing about the movements of the Divine level experts, Fang Xingjian let out a soft sigh.
In such a huge city, there were countless people, yet whether they lived or died could be decided within just a single thought of a Divine level expert.
Alexander's appearance caused a warning alarm to ring inside Fang Xingjian.
There were people who held authority, and had powerful legacies and endless resources. As long as their aptitude was sufficient and they had attained the Divine level for a long enough period of time, it was true that their improvement rate would be increased tremendously after the world's metamorphosis and the appearance of the Nine-Tiered Heavens.
It was like how the Eight Directional Crimson Dragon's Undying Xia had dashed up to the second tier after the world's metamorphosis.
The Full Moon Shrine's Blue Sacred Moonlight had reached the pinnacle of the second tier, and the Myriad Stars Palace's Astral Ancestor had even strived for the third tier, despite the fact that he had ended up failing.
The thing that Fang Xingjian had least expected was that the Empire's Alexander would actually rise up to the fifth tier of the Divine level. It showed just how great his accumulated power and wealth, talent, and resources were.
However, it was said in the legends that during the ancient times, there had been first tier Divine level experts who trained hard for several decades. Then when the world's metamorphosis arrived, they had barged through several tiers of the Nine-Tiered Heavens within a night, rising straight up to the sixth or even seventh tier of the Divine level.
For example, the legendary Divine Sun Emperor's master—the Supreme Flames Sacred King—had killed 99 Divine level ferocious beasts after attaining the Divine level. He then used their physical bodies as materials and went to train in seclusion, secluding himself for an entire 90 years. When he came out on the first night of the world's metamorphosis, he broke through eight tiers of the Nine-Tiered Heavens, arriving at the legendary ninth tier of the Divine Sun Emperor. He had become invincible overnight.
In comparison, a case like Alexander's was not considered too much.
Despite Alexander having attained the fifth tier of the Divine Country, he was still unable to kill Fang Xingjian. He could only able to put up a close fight and even ended up condensing the Divine Country.
The Mage Association and the Church of Universal Truth could only be stronger than Alexander, but thankfully, Fang Xingjian was immune to black magic and had a great advantage over the Mage Association. However, he still needed to acquire more power.
At the next moment, he flashed once again and appeared in Wang Xiaoyan's and Fang Qian's working location.
Seeing Fang Xingjian's sudden arrival, Wang Xiaoyan said in surprise, "Xingjian, what's wrong? Why have you come so suddenly?"
Fang Qian smiled and said, "You finally thought of coming over? You must be here to take a look at the Divine Weapon, right? We've forged it for you."
As Fang Qian spoke, she moved aside and looked toward the center of the room. There was a square crystal platform, and a platinum-colored longsword was pierced into it.
The moment Fang Xingjian saw the longsword, he sensed an unprecedented sharpness from it, and even felt that a blade had brushed past his face.
At almost the same instant he saw the sword, Fang Xingjian's eyes lit up. "Excellent sword."
This longsword was platinum-colored, slender and long. It had a handle that connected with the blade as one, and there were no hints of bumps. The longsword continuously exuded mild currents of electricity, appearing just like a bolt of lightning.
"Of course it's an excellent sword," Wang Xiaoyan said from the side. "We spent several months, depleted countless materials, and devoted endless efforts in order to forge this Divine Remains Equipment longsword. It holds countless secret arts that belonged to our Mountainous Sea Dynasty.
"If you give someone else the same materials, they might not necessarily succeed even if they take ten times more time."
Fang Xingjian reached out his hand to pick up the platinum longsword. At almost the same instant he picked it up, he felt an intense piercing feeling come from the sword. It was as if countless electric snakes were being transmitted toward the internals of his body.
Accompanied by the flow of the electric currents, he sensed that wherever the surge of power passed by, he had a delusion that his physical body was collapsing.
Wang Xiaoyan said proudly, "This sword is called the Thunder Calamity, and it can transform any power that flows into it into the power of the heavenly thunder will. This heavenly thunder will possesses an extremely powerful destructive force toward heavenly thunders and terrestrial magnetism forces, and as long as there is enough power, it will be able to slash through almost anything material."
Fang Qian, who was standing behind Wang Xiaoyan, added, "Basically, it's something that's similar to the interference of electromagnetic forces. The Miracle World's heavenly thunders and terrestrial magnetism forces are similar to our world's electromagnetic forces and are the basis to the formation of all things in this world. Without the heavenly thunders and terrestrial magnetism forces, it's impossible to form anything material.
"The Thunder Calamity is able to absorb power, transform them into some kind of heavenly thunder will, and affect the basic structure of material things. From there, it will be able to slash through almost anything material."
Fang Qian smiled as she spoke, "This is also a suggestion which you raised up back then. You hoped the weapon we create could be as sharp as possible and that it would be best if it could reach the degree where it could slash through everything and affect electromagnetic forces. Thankfully, we finally succeeded after using materials that cost over ten million, along with the remains of a Divine level expert."
Thinking of how she had spent over ten million on the materials, Fang Qian could not help but click her tongue. If the same value were to be converted into Earth's currency, it would be the equivalent of several hundred millions. If left in the hands of any country, this amount would be able to change the world, creating a new phenomena. However, it was used just like that on a single weapon.
Hearing Fang Qian's and Wang Xiaoyan's explanations, the light in Fang Xingjian's eyes glowed even brighter than before. He could sense a familiar aura coming from this sword.
This was a feeling that was similar to the All-Conquering sword.
Although this Thunder Calamity was only at level 31, it was extremely suitable for Fang Xingjian.
'Great. This Thunder Calamity can be used to bear the weight of my All-Conquering sword, further strengthening the prowess of my Celestial Eradication Sword Formation.'
Thinking of this, Fang Xingjian's palm, which was holding onto the sword, clenched down even harder. Waves of sword intent that represented the All-Conquering sword of the Celestial Eradication Four Swords surged into the sword. Through the Thunder Calamity's transformation, they turned into waves of heavenly thunder will.
Streams of thunderbolts moved about in the Thunder Calamity, and Fang Xingjian felt the delusion that all the heavenly thunders and terrestrial magnetism forces throughout his body were collapsing.
At this moment, Fang Xingjian suddenly had a new comprehension.
'My Infiltrating Void is compatible with the astral forces and gravity, while my All-Conquering is compatible with the heavenly thunders and terrestrial magnetism forces as well as electromagnetic forces.
'The Celestial Eradication Sword Formation can become even more powerful.'