Chapter 177 Receiving the Goods
This was Rota's first time receiving Fang Xingjian's guidance. As she swung out the silver spear in her hands, Fang Xingjian's free hand formed sword fingers and with a tap, sent over ten streams of atmospheric sword currents into the air.
The ten or so sword Qis were like many slithering snakes, encompassing Rota at a steady pace.
Seeing Rota's slightly stiff actions, Fang Xingjian calmly advised, "Relax, it won't hurt."
Rota nodded, and started practicing a set of Nurturing spear arts, one stance at a time. With each movement, strong gales exploded, creating a loud boom as if thunder rang out each time.
Her ponytail sung about, and with each stance she showed the combination of extreme power and beauty. Her long and slender limbs continued to move, unleashing force and showing off her toned curves. She was not as muscular as Lilia, but instead had a slender figure with smooth lines, as if she were a female martial goddess in the Norse Mythology.
While she was practicing this set of spear arts, Fang Xingjian's streams of sword Qis surrounded her like slithering snakes, and in just a blink of an eye, had gotten close to Rota and started hitting against her body.
With each hit, Rota felt a force entering and passing through her body like an electric current, continuously guiding her force circulation and spear arts movements. In just a few minutes, she started to discover that her mastery of the spear arts and the resulted effects had both increased by a lot.
Fang Xingjian had focused the energy he usually spent on fifty people on her alone. Naturally, she could now feel a significant impact.
However, after practicing for a while, Rota's face turned flush red. It was because she felt the streams of sword Qis surround her body, pressing and slapping her body as if they were countless little warm hands, making her feel strangely embarrassed.
But even though she felt embarrassment, the pleasant sensation from the increase in mastery and potential made her reluctant to stop. Instead, she persisted in practicing.
She did not know that what she was experiencing was at least fifty times what ordinary female students had experienced. After ten minutes, the skin all over her body was shivering, her cheeks were flushed red, and the sweat covering her forehead had soaked her hair wet. Finally, with a thrust of her spear, without wanting to, a soft cry came from her mouth. The next moment, she glared at Fang Xingjian as if she had the intention to murder someone.
She clenched her teeth and said, "Fang Xingjian!"
Fang Xingjian was blind, so how could he possibly know the situation? He only curiously asked, "What's wrong? Why do I feel that your heartbeat and blood flow have turned faster just now? Even your breath is frantic. You've only cultivated for such a short amount of time. Your stamina shouldn't be that bad."
Looking at Fang Xingjian's innocent expression, Rota bit her lips, her face turning an even deeper shade of red, which added a hint of charm to her valiant disposition.
She clenched her teeth and said, "I'll change my clothes, then come back for practice."
Of course, Fang Xingjian did not stop her. However, Hamil threw a curious glance at Rota, feeling that she seemed to be a bit weird. He sniffed and asked, "What smell is this?"
Rota who had walked a distance away almost tripped. Her face which was turned away from the two men, blushed more and more. However, she had never been one to easily admit defeat.
Men and women were different, and such differences were reflected on many levels. In terms of martial arts, such differences were significant. For example, females were disadvantaged by the fact that they had to go through menstrual periods and had a colder physique in nature. However, they also had advantages, such as their bodies being more slender, a higher level of endurance, and lighter bodies.
Because men and women were different in too many ways, the way men and women cultivated were naturally different as well.
Rota's earlier reactions were just because of the fact that men and women had very different skin characteristics. Men's skin was thicker than women's by two to three times. Therefore, their skin was coarser, while women's skin was smoother and more sensitive.
Therefore, when women started practicing martial arts, they would have to go through much more pain than men.
Most female Knights did not have money, so their skin would become increasingly coarser and thicker. But people with rich backgrounds, like Rota, were obviously different. She took and applied many beauty products and a lot of medicinal food, both of which were good for the body. This allowed her to keep her skin smooth and tender despite practicing martial arts. It even helped her keep her body long and slender, just like common women.
And ever since she had become a Knight she had the Reduced Force Field to protect her body, so there were less chances of her skin sustaining injuries during training, which also allowed her skin to retain its sensitivity.
Not only did this maintain her appearance, but during battle, her skin's sensitivity also allowed her to sense the finer changes of the airflow.
In the changing room, Rota recalled the previous embarrassing scene and clenched her fists tightly, "How could I lose here? Wasn't my intention to prove that women are never weaker than men?"
She instructed the maid outside the door, "Go get bring me a pad."
No matter what, Fang Xingjian's guidance quickly got Rota and Hamil interested. These two aristocrats were willing to pay the price of six hundred gold to enjoy Fang Xingjian's guidance for the next three months, before the Regional Selection.
This Regional Selection was of great importance, and as renowned talents, they had both received considerable financial aid from their clans.
Another three days passed and Fang Xingjan's income increased by four hundred gold from the two of them. The sword techniques he had mastered to the maximum level had also increased to ninety, and he only needed ten more to level up his Unparalleled Sword Intent.
No matter if he was walking, sitting or lying down, there seemed to be sword theories simply flowing out from his body.
Edger never appeared again, as if he was fearful of losing his reputation. He only returned to the academy after the injuries on his face had fully recovered. He did not interfere with the elite class's current condition either.
However, the resources planned to be given to Hamil and the others did not stop coming, contributing to their increase in power.
One day, Ferdinand and the others finally came back. They did not bother to have their meal, wash up, or rest, but instead rushed over to Fang Xingjian's with excitement.
"It's done." Ferdinand smiled. "A total of fourteen corpses have arrived at my place and are waiting for buyers to get them."
Fang Xingjian nodded and asked, "How much left until the auction?"
"Eight days." Ferdinand replied. "Although time is a bit tight, it should be just about sufficient. Now the only worry is that the money made from selling the corpses won't be enough.
Fang Xingjian looked at Ferdinand and asked, "You have a solution to this?"
Ferdinand smiled and a hint of confidence flashed in his eyes. It was an absolute confidence Fang Xingjian had never seen before.
"If you ask me questions about spear arts, I might still hesitate a little.
"But with regards to selling things... I'm sorry, but I'm the true expert here."
He looked towards Robert and Anthony and said, "The two of you, follow me back tonight. We have work to do tomorrow."