He had been in Lihen Heaven for many years and had accomplished all that he had wanted to. For him, there was only the pursuit of great achievements in swordsmanship. Hence, he could only aim to step into the legendary Renhuang Plane.
However, for him, this step had been as difficult as reaching the heavens. Hence, he had ventured out from Emperor Xia’s Realm. It took him many years of trials and tribulations before he managed to traverse the boundaries and arrive in the Central Emperor Realm. These past years, he had always been on the road and had endured many hardships. He had also reached the limits of his Plane, but he was still far from reaching the Renhuang Plane.
He understood that his talents were limited. Even though his state of mind was transcendent, he still could not break through to the next realm.
This was a threshold for him.
Now, Ye Futian was confident that he had a 100 percent chance of inheriting the divine sword. Yet, Ye Futian had given him the opportunity.
He knew that Ye Futian was not lacking in fateful encounters. His talents were too dazzling to behold. The youth who had ascended the 33rd Layer of Heaven and had battled Wang Chuan back then could no longer be mentioned within the same breath as the youth before him now.
On the other hand, the Swordmaster of Lihen was missing such a fateful encounter.
Ye Futian claimed that the Swordmaster of Lihen only had a 50 percent chance of success. If he failed, it was very likely that he would end up like the previous cultivator and pay with his life.
“Even if it was merely a 20 percent chance, it would still be worth a try, let alone 50 percent,” the Swordmaster of Lihen exclaimed through his transmitted thoughts. If the Swordmaster of Lihen had relied on himself, it would have been impossible for him to come across such a fateful encounter. Before this, in order to enter God’s relic, he had wanted to seek help from Heavenly Sword Hall to bring him along with them. It was only due to Ye Futian’s arrival and that Ye Futian had brought him along with him that he had the chance of entering God’s relic.
Here in the Central Emperor Realm, the Swordmaster of Lihen’s previous status before coming here was not worth mentioning at all.
Therefore, he would certainly give inheriting the Divine Sword a try.
“Alright,” Ye Futian responded. He turned his gaze towards the cultivators of Heavenly Sword Hall and said, “Are you going to try again next?”
Ye Futian had attempted it just now. Even if the Sword Saint of Avici tried his hand at it, he would most likely not be able to decipher the secret of the Divine Sword in one go. This was enough for the Swordmaster of Lihen to have this opportunity.
“Yes,” the Sword Saint of Avici merely responded with one word. This time, he personally came forward and walked towards the pattern of the sword matrix beneath the Divine Sword. If Ye Futian could walk out alive and unscathed, what did the Sword Saint of Avici have to fear?
He wanted to see how profound this Divine Sword was exactly.
The Sword Saint of Avici walked into the sword matrix and felt an extremely powerful pressure. Sword Will poured down on him. Brilliant golden divine light lit up around his body. His pupils looked towards the Divine Sword. Innumerable beams of golden light enveloped it. He wanted to directly seize it. His will swept out and was extremely domineering.
Buzz… The divine matrix activated, and endless Sword Will flowed in from the entire city. Sword Will kept descending upon him. A frightening scene exploded on the Divine Sword Matrix. The Sword Saint of Avici let out a low groan. His face suddenly turned pale. However, his will still did not give up on observing and invading the Divine Sword. He seemed to vaguely sense something.
This Divine Sword seemed to have a spirit within it.
The Sword Spirit seemed to have become a sword. It came towards his spiritual soul along with countless Sword Will. His expression suddenly changed. With a loud rumble, golden divine light flashed. He let out a dull moan, and his body immediately vanished and appeared below. The Sword Will tore large holes in the clothes on his body. A streak of blood flowed out from the corners of his mouth.
“Is he injured?” The cultivators of Heavenly Sword Hall looked at the Sword Saint of Avici. Was he also injured?
However, the Sword Saint of Avici directly turned to look at the Divine Sword. He had already caught a glimpse of the mystery behind it. With a few more chances, he was confident that he could decipher its secret and seize control of it.
Ye Futian glanced at the Sword Saint of Avici. This person was more powerful than he imagined.
“I will try again.” The Sword Saint of Avici walked forward, wanting to continue trying.
“Sir,” Ye Futian yelled out. The Sword Saint of Avici turned and looked at him.
“Since we have agreed on the rules, let’s all follow them. That way, we can all be amicable. They should be the ones to go next.” Ye Futian turned to look at the cultivators of Yuanyang Clan and Chixiao Divine Mountain.
The Sword Saint of Avici glanced at Ye Futian. He had an intense penetrating gaze. At a glance, it was as though a sword was shooting over at Ye Futian’s eyes from a distance. When Ye Futian sensed that Sword Will, he raised an eyebrow.
However, the Sword Saint of Avici did nothing after that and still backed down. Since he could not manage to do it in one try, the others should also not be able to do so.
This time, Yuanyang Clan and Chixiao Divine Mountain did not just observe. They also personally participated. However, their attempts still ended up in failure.
Ye Futian looked at the Swordmaster of Lihen and saw him taking a step forward.
“Swordmaster of Lihen,” Ye Futian took out another fruit of the Way and handed it to Swordmaster of Lihen, saying, “Swallow this.”
Swordmaster of Lihen looked Ye Futian in the eyes and then nodded his head. He received the fruit of the Way and swallowed it. The next moment, his life aura swelled up majestically. His Spiritual Energy was powerful, and his condition was pushed to its extreme.
“This is…” The crowd gave the two of them strange looks. With such a sense of ceremony, why did it seem as though this person was certain to succeed?
The Swordmaster of Lihen took a step forward and entered the matrix. He faced the same Sword Will that the others had experienced. His life aura exploded out furiously. The Sword Will around him flowed. His eyes stared right at the Divine Sword in the air above his head. His spiritual soul directly invaded it.
Unparalleled Sword Will descended as though wanting to eradicate him. As he withstood the extremely intense pain, there was an incredible staunch look in the Swordmaster of Lihen’s eyes.
Rumble! Similar to the previous cultivators, he too sensed the world of the sword and the existence of the Sword Spirit.
The Sword Spirit immediately descended upon him, along with endless Sword Will.
Before this, the Sword Saint of Avici had also reached this point. However, he had evaded the Sword Will.
The Swordmaster of Lihen did not evade it. His spiritual soul pressed forward, allowing the Sword Will to penetrate it as it continued to charge towards the Sword Spirit.
In this instant, he only sensed that his entire spiritual soul was on the brink of being destroyed. It also seemed as though he was no longer a person, but instead had become a sword and was undergoing tremendous pain.
The Will of the fruit of the Way furiously exploded at this moment. It protected his life aura and made it even stronger.
The crowd faintly saw a sword in the body of the Swordmaster of Lihen. It was his Sword Spirit.
Right now, the Swordmaster of Lihen was going through an intense struggle of choice.
If I die here today, may my Sword Spirit return to Lihen Heaven, the Swordmaster of Lihen thought. The next moment, a ferocious aura burst out from inside his body and merged into the ethereal divine sword. At the same time, the accompanying endless Sword Will descended. Cracks appeared on his Sword Spirit.
“Has he gone insane?” Many people were looking at the Swordmaster of Lihen. However, up until now, he was actually still alive and had not been eliminated by the Sword Will.
Before this, didn’t this person want to join their Heavenly Sword Hall? After being rejected, he had been taken away by Ye Futian.
Now, he actually wanted to inherit the Divine Sword?
“There can be no construction without destruction,” Ye Futian mumbled. He had still somewhat underestimated the might of the Divine Sword. Letting the Swordmaster of Lihen inherit it was indeed extremely risky. However, this was Swordmaster of Lihen’s decision. If something truly went wrong, Ye Futian would definitely take action to try to save his life.
However, right now, the arrow had already been drawn.
They could only continue pushing forward.
Ding! With a sharp whistling sound, the Swordmaster of Lihen’s Sword Spirit cracked, and the Divine Sword descended, appearing inches above his head. Swordmaster of Lihen’s entire person seemed to have fallen into a state of absolute deadly silence. In the sky above the entire vast and endless Sword City, countless Sword Will came down and landed on the Divine Sword. They then penetrated his body as though they were baptizing his figure.
Ye Futian’s senses were extremely sharp. He could clearly sense the pain that Swordmaster of Lihen was experiencing now. Swordmaster of Lihen appeared to be deadly silent, but in reality, he was withstanding unparalleled pain. Tens of thousands of swords were passing through his body. The only thought in his mind was to keep on bracing it. He was facing the baptism of all the Sword Will in the entire Sword City.
“Is this considered a success?” Ye Futian clenched his fist slightly as he witnessed the majestic scene in the divine matrix.
If the Swordmaster of Lihen succeeded, it would be a metamorphosis for him. Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, the Swordmaster of Lihen would complete this baptism. For Ye Futian, this would not be of much benefit. However, it was different for the Swordmaster of Lihen. It would be a truly transcendent metamorphosis for him.
Sword Saint of Avici took a step forward. There was a golden divine light in his eyes. His eyes pierced through the empty space and stared straight ahead. A golden divine sword appeared with a flash.
This person was actually showing signs of succeeding.
Construction after destruction. This person, who had previously wanted Heavenly Sword Hall to bring him along into God’s relic, was actually about to inherit this Divine Sword?
Was Ye Futian’s prior attempt just to pave the way for this person?
Qin He also noticed this. Her beautiful eyes glanced at Ye Futian. Did he give this fateful encounter to the Swordmaster of Lihen?
“Sir, what are you doing?” Ye Futian stepped forward and stood before Sword Saint of Avici, saying, “We have laid down the rules before this in order to be amicable and to see who was destined to inherit this Divine Sword.”
“It has always been that those with ability would seize the fateful encounters of God’s relic. What rules are there to speak of?” The Sword Saint of Avici said indifferently. After he said this, countless golden divine swords appeared around him. Each divine sword was branded with golden space runes. They were very eye-catching and seemed to be able to traverse space to eliminate his opponent directly.
It was not just around Sword Saint of Avici; many golden divine swords even appeared around the matrix. They pointed straight at the Swordmaster of Lihen in the matrix. At this moment, the Swordmaster of Lihen most likely could not block them.
“Yu Sheng,” Ye Futian shouted. Yu Sheng immediately understood and stepped out with large steps.
Buzz. The golden divine swords pierced the empty space and attempted to kill the Swordmaster of Lihen. However, a demonic silhouette descended from the sky. A demonic wall appeared around the Swordmaster of Lihen, blocking off the space around him.
When they saw this, the cultivators from Heavenly Sword Hall stepped forward one after the other, their bodies leaping into the air. In an instant, Sword Will covered the sky, enveloping boundless space. Countless divine swords howled and let out sharp screeching sounds. The majestic Sword Will contained extremely intense killing aura.
They looked at Ye Futian and Yu Sheng. A cold look of indifference flashed past in their eyes. Since they had found out the method to inheriting the Divine Sword, how could they just let the Swordmaster of Lihen, a person who had even requested their help to enter God’s relic, do so?
Ye Futian and Yu Sheng wanting to hold them off appeared to be a futile attempt.
“Those with ability can seize them?” Ye Futian looked at Sword Saint of Avici, “Of the three remaining swords, I alone obtained two of them. After opening the Divine Sword Matrix, I never thought of claiming the Divine Sword for my own and instead let everyone contend for it fairly. Since you claim that those with ability can seize this fateful encounter, then so be it.”
The members of Heavenly Sword Hall revealed cold smiles when Ye Futian said this. Could it be that he still believed that he could block their swords?
Could he even block the sword of just Sword Saint of Avici alone?
At this moment, a dazzling godly spear appeared in Ye Futian’s hand. Fighting will filled the air. Alone, he was prepared to take on ten thousand. He had an unparalleled aura around him. He pointed the long spear at the leading Heavenly Sword Hall cultivator, saying, “Those who step forward will die.”