Chapter 110 One Against Four
“Fang Xingjian, what do you mean by this?” Rota said, puzzled. “We’ve nothing against each other. I don’t understand why you’re here to look for me. Moreover, private duels are forbidden in the academy. Are you violating the regulations knowingly?”
Fang Xingjian knocked on the longsword in his hand, saying, “I’ve made achievements in my sword arts, so it’s natural that I want to look for someone to test them out.
“I’m not afraid to tell you that I’ve just defeated Hamil, Ralph, and some others before coming here. I’d not expected that all four of you are here. This really save me a lot of effort.
“Moreover, if I don’t defeat you guys today, my heart will not be at peace.”
After saying this, Fang Xingjian felt a great sense of satisfaction. As his thoughts changed, his mental cultivation method had also progressed.
Hearing Fang Xingjian’s words, which seemed to be like the sharp edges of a sword, Rota’s expression changed. Her pupils contracted as she said coldly, “Fang Xingjian, you’re violating the regulations knowingly. Do you have no care for the academy’s regulations, for the Headmaster, nor for the Knight Association? To be so blasphemous, are you thinking of rebelling?!”
Fang Xingjian shook his head and said calmly, “Don’t talk to me about regulations.
“If everything in this world can be worked out by bringing out rules and regulations, I wouldn’t be here to learn sword arts.
“The reason for me to pick up sword arts, is all for the sake of being able to ignore any rules and regulations.
“So, when I, Fang Xingjian does things, I have no inhibitions.”
“Arrogant.” Renault’s gaze was extremely cold and vicious, looking at Fang Xingjian as if he was an idiot. “Today, four of us are here. Could it be that you’re thinking of going against all four of us single-handedly?”
Claude also laughed, “Fang Xingjian, after being unconsciousness for a few days, is your brain spoilt now? Do you know what you’re talking about?”
“Fang Xingjian, do you really think that you alone can defeat all four of us?” Rota spoke up again. With a cold snort, Fang Xingjian dashed up with his sword in hand, rays of sword Qis were as if hundreds of flowers had bloomed, turning into countless sword Qi tornadoes, heading towards the four people at the same time.
“Let’s stop the crap. We’ll talk if you able to receive these few sword attacks from me.”
All four present were top notch Warriors amongst the first transition Knights. Regardless of whether it was their reaction or their agility, they were far above that of normal Knights. However, the sudden outburst from Fang Xingjian’s Supreme Mistwind Sword was akin to a raging thunderstorm, and countless sword Qis came slashing down like rain. The four of them let out a furious bellow as they all tried to deal with the sword Qis. However, they felt as if the sword Qis were omnipresent, piercing in from every single gap and breaking through their defences.
“Damn!” Claude let out a loud bellow, vital energy circulating throughout his body as he activated his Mystic Armor Golden Body. He waved his axes, scattering the sword Qis in the surrounding.
However, he was feeling great terror in his heart.
‘This Fang Xingjian, how could he improve so quickly? It’s only been half a month and yet his sword Qis’ speed and prowess are greater than before.’
The other three were feeling the same too. Amidst the dense sword Qis, they were surrounded by extremely compressed air, which formed sword Qi tornadoes that continued to surround them. It was as if in that instant, there were up to a hundred Knights surrounding and attacking them, making them unable to even touch Fang Xingjian himself.
The four of them knew that it was not the time for them to conceal their abilities, and all of them brought forth their Killing techniques together.
First was Xiu Yi. Within his Reduced Force Field, countless force field shields suddenly appeared, pushing out against the sword Qis in the surroundings as if they were a gigantic aerial cover, encompassing himself and the other three as well.
Next was Claude. The muscles on his arms swelled up like balloons, and then, like a spring which had been compressed to its limit, the two flying axes shot out together like two rays of lightning with a piercing sound cutting through the air. Wherever they passed by, regardless what kind of sword Qis there were, they were smashed by the axes. It cleared up a piece of space in just an instant.
Renault followed with a holler, drawing his bow to the extent that it appeared to be a full moon. After a crisp bang, five Homing Arrows were shot out, releasing a series of sharp cries, tearing through the atmosphere, and chasing after Fang Xingjian’s silhouette.
On the other side, a small silver spear appeared in Rota’s hands. Just as the sword Qis were dispersed by Claude, Fang Xingjian’s silhouette was revealed and the small silver spear in her hands started spinning at a very fast speed like a drill. At the same time, her body also started spinning, and with her graceful floating figure, the small silver spear cut through the air at the speed of lightning, the spear’s sound passing through the void.
As the spear disappeared, silver light appeared behind Fang Xingjian, and the high-speed spinning spear head brought along a series of twirling air currents that pierced fiercely towards Fang Xingjian’s back.
It was Rota’s Killing technique, Void Penetrative Divine Spear, an extremely powerful secret arts which allowed one to directly pass through the gaps between spaces, attacking with disregard for distance.
While this Void Penetrative Divine Spear did not come equipped with any extraordinary powers, each spear attack came and go like an elusive shadow; even ghosts or gods would find it hard to detect.
Moreover, while the spear itself was only equipped with Rota’s physical strength, this attack had garnered the energy from the rebound of the muscles throughout her body and had the leverage from the small silver spear, as well as that twisting piercing force.
Wherever the small silver spear passed by, even the air would seem as if it was penetrated, and the tip of the spear would also have a surge of cone-shaped wave.
With this attack, Rota would even be able to pierce through the armor of the Earth’s tank.
The Homing Arrows shot towards Fang Xingjian from his front, while Rota’s full-powered thrust of the Void Penetrative Divine Spear was coming in from behind.
Facing such attacks, even if it was Hamil, the student who was previously the strongest in the academy, he could only choose to put up a tough resistance, then eventually suffer from internal injuries.
And with Fang Xingjian’s defensive abilities and physique, what awaited him would only be serious injuries if he were to receive it forcefully.
Thus, at the critical moment, Fang Xingjian finally displayed his terrifying powers once again, which allowed him to hold his weight amongst the first transition Knights.
His Reduced Force Field was like many ripples that accurately encompassed the five Homing Arrows, as well as the small silver spear.
In the first place, Fang Xingjian’s strength was not comparable to theirs. Therefore, the Reduced Force Field he displayed at this moment was also unable to fend off the two attacks. However, no matter how weak the power was, it had at least delayed the attack of the arrows and sword by a little.
With this delay that was less than 0.1 of a second, Fang Xingjian had already twisted his body and sprouted out sword Qis. He stuck close to the tip of the small silver spear and dodged this attack.
At the same time, the longsword in his hand flashed repetitively and the five Homing Arrows were all smashed into powder at the same time.
However, how could Rota’s and Renault’s attacks just stop there? Just as Fang Xingjian broke through their first round of attacks, another five Homing Arrows shot out, and Rota once again thrust out the swift and elusive attack.
The tip of the spear drilled closed to an inch away from Fang Xingjian’s skin but was dodged by him at an extreme speed.
Jingle jingle, swish swish.
The sounds of the arrows being smashed up rang out repeatedly, and and dense spear shadows appeared an inch all around Fang Xingjian. They chased after Fang Xingjian and were hard for him to shake off.
And Claude continued to waved his two axes, repeatedly crushing the sword Qis Fang Xingjian created.
Xiu Yi remained still and unmoving, but he was encompassing all four of them with his force field shield. He was prepared for Fang Xingjian’s advancements, which were quick as lightning.
The four of them combined seemed to have completely suppressed Fang Xingjian, and it even seemed as if they had a chance of winning.
It was just then that more and more instructors and students rushed to the scene, looking at the battlefield that appeared as if a tornado had passed by. All of them were struck dumb with amazement.
But looking at Fang Xingjian who was gradually suppressed, they were even more astonished.
“Haha, this Fang Xingjian goes out for wool and come back shorn. Did he not expect to come across three Prefectural Champions at one go?”
“Three Prefectural Champions, and one who was in second place. With there being four strong Knights altogether, even if he loses, he shouldn’t feel bitter about it.”
An instructor shouted out, “All of you, stop right this instant. Have you all forgotten that it is forbidden to have private duels in the academy?”
But at that moment, Rota and the others had gotten heated up and was not willing to stop. On the contrary, they stepped up their efforts, hoping to be able to stop Fang Xingjian as soon as possible.
Just then, a series of loud eruptions rang out in the air. Fang Xingjian’s speed suddenly was brought up to a higher notch once again.
He activated Boundaries Negation and immediately broke away from the attacks of the Homing Arrows and the Void Penetrative Divine Spear.
With a wave of his longsword, Fang Xingjian’s body was once again encompassed by sword Qis. He said coldly, “You guys have to be careful from now on. Don’t die from the slash of my sword and waste your many years of hard work and effort.”
When everyone was stunned, Fang Xingjian’s long sword flashed repeatedly at a speed which transcended the speed of sound, slashing out a series of high speed sword Qis as if hundreds or thousands of atmospheric dragons were created in an instant. They were all moving towards the four.
And this time, once they had come into contact with the sword Qis, everyone felt that something was wrong. It was because each of the sword Qis were all headed for the flaws in their moves.
Roar roar roar roar!
The atmosphere was wrecking havoc, swords and blades were groaning, and in that instant, Rota and the other three felt as if their situation was suddenly being overturned for the worse. They became the ones trying extremely hard to run for their lives and was focusing all their efforts on defence. It was because they were no longer able to not defend themselves, and if they did not, their bodies would be torn into pieces by the sword Qis.
They felt as if each stream of sword Qis were targeted at the weaknesses when their movements changed, as well as the crucial points at when the exertion of their forces changed.
Xiu Yi’s force field shields was continuously attacked at their weakest points, and within a few seconds, it was pierced so many times that it was like a sieve.
Claude’s flying axes were surrounded by over tens of sword Qi dragons, unable to return to his hands no matter how hard they struggled.
Losing the close range protection from the two, Renault and Rota were fully exposed to Fang Xingjian’s attacks.
They continued to fend off, dodge, and move around, only to discover that Fang Xingjian’s sword Qis were like the many strands of spider’s threads that attacked them from every direction. Each of them attacked the safe spots they were moving to, and in a short period of time, they space they had to dodge around in became increasingly lesser. As Fang Xingjian got increasingly used to their attacks, there were many times when they were in the midst of performing a move but Fang Xingjian had already been waiting for them at the flaws in their moves.
Finally, with a series of three bangs, Rota’s small silver spear, Renault’s Sacred Bow, and Xiu Yi’s longsword were all knocked out of their hands and brought to Fang Xingjian through the sword Qis.
Fang Xingjian shook his head, “This is nothing great.”
The four’s faces immediately turned extremely pale, as if they could not believe what had happened right before them. In the next moment, they were overwhelmed with brimming fury.
To have been defeated despite them having fought together. This was a great humiliation like never before.