Chapter 227 Pantheon Monument Observation (Part VI)
In the hall, unbeknownst to everyone, Fang Xingjian had started to switch the Waves he cultivated. Through the methods depicted by the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves, he moved the gravitational force under his feet through ether sword ripples and started to construct the Waves.
Before the twelve hours of the competition was up, he had finally completed the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves. Then after the level 7 Sonido Sword Zephyr Waves had been changed into the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves, it became level 1.
With each increase in level, the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves increased 10 points in strength, 3 points in agility, 3 points in reach, 3 points in endurance, and 3 points in flexibility. Just in terms of the attributes, with the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves enhancing his body through gravitational forces, it had far surpassed the Sonido Sword Zephyr Waves.
Moreover, he had not only gotten additional attributes. Cultivating the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers allowed him to control gravity, which meant he would even be able to fly.
However, at level 1, the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers only allowed him to float. He would have to reach at least level 5 to be able to fly.
What was more amazing was that the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers allowed him to perform Terra Ingurgitation, which in turn allowed him to absorb all the gravity from the objects within the distance of a couple of kilometers. He would then be able to add them onto himself, frantically adding on to his powers.
This meant that if a house had a million tons-if Fang Xingjian absorbed the gravitational force acting on the house, he would be able to punch out with a power of a million tons.
Level 1 Prodigious Astral Divine Powers allowed him to absorb gravitational forces within a kilometer radius, while level 2 allowed two kilometers, and level 10 allowed ten kilometers.
The ability to absorb the gravitational forces within a ten kilometer radius meant that the area would all be turned into an area with zero gravity. This gravitational force which had disappeared could then be used by Fang Xingjian. It was like each punch or kick would be able to smash down with a force as heavy as a mountain or sea. How terrifying would that be?
There were noteworthy increases in his attributes, ability to adjust gravity, and ability to perform Terra Ingurgitation. This was what was so amazing about the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves. It was deserving of being the Melancholic Monarch's greatest legacy-a martial art which focused on one's foundations.
It was just that the Waves were overwhelmingly strong. He wondered how strong the Melancholic Monarch would be if he were to unleash his Killing technique, which was created for the sole purpose of killing enemies, at full power.
However, Fang Xingjian had relied on Heaven's Perception as well as the information from the Pantheon Monument to attain level 1 in the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves. These Waves required one to control gravity through ether particles and were actually Waves which only a second transition Conferred Knight could cultivate.
Therefore, it was already at Fang Xingjian's limits to be able to attain level 1. If he wanted to increase its level further, it would only be possible after he had completed the second transition.
It was because he would only be able to move the powers of the heavens and the earth through ether particles at the second transition. Only then would the technique take form in becoming a martial art.
After the twelve hours of the Pantheon Monument Observation, Fang Xingjian changed his Waves into the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers.
Therefore, Fang Xingjian's attributes had now become:
Name Fang Xingjian
Occupation Windshadow Sword Divinity
Ether Synchronization Rate 10%
The attributes above come into effect once the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves is activated.
Due to Perfect Muscles, +5 in strength and agility (10% of the endurance attribute).
Skills / Techniques: Rebirth Sword Technique,
New Nine-Headed Dragon Sword Technique,
Luminous Heaven Soaring Slash,
Level 3 Ether Divine Art
Specialties: Genius Swordsmanship,
Elementary Survival Instinct,
High Agility Motion Vision,
Level 1 Unparalleled Sword Intent
Waves Level 1 Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves
Mental Cultivation Method Level 5 Universal Sword Dominance Lunisolar
Other than strength, his other attributes had all reduced because of the change to his Waves. However, this was all temporary. As long as he could reach level 3 in the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves, he would be able to surpass the stats he gained from the Sonido Sword Zephyr Waves completely. In the future, the gap between the two would get continuously greater, and they would not be able to be placed at the same level.
After the twelve hours was up, Fang Xingjian, raised his head and looked over to discover that the number of people, who had attained breakthroughs in comprehending the Pantheon Monument, had increased.
Hoult had already attained a breakthrough to the fifth level. However, his eyes were shut tightly. He could only feel that a tremendous barrier was blocking right in front of him, causing him to be unable to attain a further breakthrough.
'Why? Why is it that I sense something seems to be missing in the inscriptions on the Pantheon Monument? What is missing? It's causing me to be unable to continue my comprehension.'
Anderson's face had turned extremely dark. He had managed to break through to the third level, which was already considered quite a feat, but he was still far from Hoult's level 5, let alone Fang Xingjian's level 7.
Moreover, aside from Anderson, Wei Leng had also attained a breakthrough to the third level.
Satisfaction appeared on Rota's face. Like Manny, she had also attained the second level.
Manny did not think too much about the Pantheon Monument, but rather, focused more on that hint of inspiration the Melancholic Monarch had given to him in regards to the Pantheon Monument. After all, it seemed that reaching the second level was sufficient to bring him into the top sixteen, allowing him to join the arena battle in the next round.
Moreover, compared to the Pantheon Monument, he was more concerned over when he would be able to attain Heaven's Perception.
David's countenance turned pale white as he hid behind the crowd, as though he did not dare to meet Fang Xingjian's eyes. After having gone through the three stages, Fang Xingjian's performance was increasingly terrifying. In his heart, David had totally extinguished any thoughts of fighting against Fang Xingjian. He just wanted to stay far away from Fang Xingjian and no longer dared to go against him.
Having been put through such a blow, humiliated, seen as a joke, and then had his lofty ambitions extinguished completely by Fang Xingjian, it would be hard for David to get any progress in his whole life now.
Just as everyone was planning to head out, the old man stood right in front of Fang Xingjian and said, "Hey, you're really not going to consider to be my disciple? Do you know how many disciples I've taken in in this lifetime? How many top notch experts I've taught? You definitely won't lose out if you were to become my disciple. Not only would you be able to feel free to look at and learn any Killing technique in the academy, I'll also provide with various heavenly and earthly treasures as well as ferocious beasts. You really won't consider this?"
It was already nighttime outside the hall. However, there were still a few hundred spectators waiting there. Standing before them were the four examiners.
Governor Devitt smiled and said, "What do you guys think the results for this year's Pantheon Monument Observation will be like?"
"There are too many geniuses in this year. The results would naturally surpass that of past years," Old man Luke said. "However, the first place should still be either Hoult or Fang Xingjian?"
Yaris said, "And Anderson. Don't forget about this lad just because Hoult and Fang Xingjian had exemplary performances in the previous rounds. He's able to transition into the Shadow Death God which no one has been able to do for the past two hundred years. There are definitely areas about him which are outstanding. His talent is definitely not lower than that of Hoult or Fang Xingjian, it's just that he does not have as much experience as the two of them.
"And this stage tests one on their talent, he still has a great chance."
Armstrong, whose face was covered with scars, said, "There's also Wei Leng. Don't forget about him either. His experience is truly weaker compared to the other three. Despite this, he was able to have a breakthrough to attain Heaven's Perception. This is a good demonstration of his talent.
"Especially with the fact that he holds a deep-seated hatred and is extremely suppressed... The more suppressed one is, the stronger the rebound will be. Once he explodes, the earth will tremble, and the mountains will quake. He'll likely be able to soar up."
Amidst the spectators, there were also people discussing the potential outcome of this stage.
"I think well of Fang Xingjian. His performance for the past two rounds are too dazzling. His abilities are not on the same level as the other Knights."
"So what if he's strong? The Pantheon Monument Observation stage tests them on their talent. The fact that Fang Xingjian is strong now does not mean that his talent is the best.
"In terms of talent, Anderson still surpasses him. At the very least, there have been people who succeeded in transitioning into a Windstorm Sword Hero, but no one has succeeded in becoming a Shadow Death God for the past two hundred years. His talent is probably higher than that of Fang Xingjian's."
"It's useless to just have talent too. I think well of Hoult. Inheritance of a Divine level expert's legacy is definitely no trivial issue. His experience is definitely the highest amongst the few of them. I know for a fact that the Pantheon Monument depends not only on talent but also a sturdy foundation.
"Moreover, how could Hoult, having inherited a Divine level expert's legacy, possibly lose out in terms of talent?"
Just as everyone were disputing, chatting, and exchanging their views, the door to the hall opened.