Chapter 256 Progressing Onward All the Way
With Fang Xingjian's strong willpower, he managed to get accustomed to the area, with ten times density, within over ten seconds. He was completely unaffected by these pieces of information.
Fang Xingjian then continued to progress into the area with a density which was thirty times stronger. This area was still filled with woods and small hills, as though it was a modern woodland park. However, on the way, he could sense that there seemed to be countless pairs of eyes watching him from the darkness of the forest.
He knew that these were the guardian ferocious beasts keeping watch on him. However, he had been given the privilege to enter the Sacred Land with a hundred times density and thus was not afraid of their surveillance. He took great steps forward and saw many houses built along the road. Each house was made from huge slabs of marble. Additionally, the houses were spacious, huge, vast, and filled with an aura of primitive simplicity.
Fang Xingjian could sense from a majority of the houses that there were occasional sounds of strong air explosions, thunderous sounds, or unique auras which came from sword intents, blade intents, and the like.
He knew that these were from people cultivating, conducting research, or training in seclusion.
Not caring about all these, Fang Xingjian continued to onward, sensing the ether particles in the surroundings were getting denser and denser. He felt like he was a rubbish bin, with various rubbish being stuffed into his brain ceaselessly.
It was as though he were an old computer model, but a tremendous amount of data was being stuffed forcefully into his hard disk.
Even with Fang Xingjian's strong willpower and mind, he could not help but stop in the area with fifty times the density and sat down on the ground.
He continued to adjust his body, relax his breathing, and change his focus, gradually getting himself accustomed to the horrifying surge of information from the ether particles of fifty times the density.
His ether synchronization rate was only at 10%. So, it was really hard for him to imagine how those higher level Conferred Knights would feel when they came here.
It was no wonder that with the increase in the synchronization rate, there would be people who would go crazy or even become a vegetable because they were not able to handle the gush of information.
All kinds of meaningless information flashed before Fang Xingjian and were casually stuffed into his brain. Just then, sounds of footsteps rang out from behind him.
With his Heaven's Perception, Fang Xingjian could sense it was a young man with long red hair. He grinned at Fang Xingjian and said, "Hey brother, are you alright? Sacred Land of such high density is not somewhere you can enter carelessly."
Fang Xingjian shook his head to indicate that he was fine. He stood up and was about to walk deeper into where the density of ether particles was higher, with more information and greater options for job transitions.
That young man with red hair patted Fang Xingjian on the shoulder and said, "I think you should just forget it. You can't even stand up properly. How did you get the approval for access to Sacred Land of such a high level?
"Also, I don't think I have seen you before? Are you a newcomer?
"Why do you keep your eyes closed?
"Do you need me to call for a doctor for you?
"Since you're feeling so bad, I think you're better off not going in. You can't even focus when you're feeling so awful. How can you possibly cultivate?
"Cultivation is something that has to come naturally... How can it be done so recklessly like how you're doing it?"
"Shut up." Fang Xingjian just felt that the red-haired young man's mouth was like five hundred ducks quacking away. He could not help but interrupt the red-haired young man with a cold expression, "Go do what you're here for. Don't come and bother me."
The red-haired young man shrugged and was about to say more when a lady with purple hair walked over. When she saw Fang Xingjian seated on the floor, cross-legged, she laughed and said, "Is this another overconfident newcomer? Coming to Sacred Land of such high density straight away, thinking that your talent is unrivalled... You better head back quickly. If you continue to stay here, you brain might just burst."
Fang Xingjian could not be bothered with them. Feeling that his mind had less burden now, he stood up and continued into the deeper parts of the Sacred Land.
"Hey, you really can't continue on," The red-haired young man said, frowning. "You're a new student, right? Didn't anyone remind you? It's true that the higher the density of ether particles, the better the effects are for cultivation. However, not everyone can accept such a high density right from the start. It's very dangerous for you to go on like this."
The purple-haired lady looked at the red-haired young man helplessly and said, "Sauron, are you being a busybody again? We agreed that we would be practicing our combined attacks together today."
"But we can't possibly leave him alone." Sauron watched as Fang Xingjian took small steps and continued along the pathway. Sauron could not help but follow behind him, continuing his attempt to persuade Fang Xingjian, "Considering how awful you're feeling now, you really should stop. It's not good for your brain. You should stay and get accustomed to the areas with thirty or forty times density for a few days before going in."
However, Fang Xingjian paid no heed to Sauron. Having the world's best sword arts talent, Fang Xingjian had long discovered that his willpower, courage, memory, reasoning, and ability of the brain to process information had far surpassed that of others at his age. Ordinary people would need to spend time in order to get accustomed to the density of the ether particles, but he merely needed to take a short rest and would have gotten used to it.
Seeing that Fang Xingjian was paying no heed to Sauron, the purple-haired lady said, "Alright, just leave him be. You can stop him now, but you can't stop him forever. If he wants to court death, just let him."
The purple-haired lady continued to bug Sauron, and eventually, he left with her. However, before he left, he continued to advise Fang Xingjian not to enter too deep. Additionally, that if he was in danger, he should shout out for help.
However, Fang Xingjian could not be bothered with them. After walking for a distance, he felt his mind getting clearer and clearer, as though he was gradually growing accustomed to the rising density of the ether particles. He even started to learn how to accept the various information selectively.
He would accept the useful information and chuck those useless ones deep into a corner of his mind, leaving them there as though they were rubbish.
Gradually, it was as though the graphics quality had improved, and his Heaven's Perception was able to sense and recreate the images in the surroundings which were within a proximity of ten meters. The images grew increasingly clearer and brighter.
It was as though each inch of space within this ten meter radius was extremely familiar to him, like they were a part of his body.
As he sensed this feeling grow increasingly clearer and familiar to him, he began to crave for more ether particles. His legs started to speed up, moving faster and faster. In the blink of an eye, he activated Boundaries Negation unconsciously and tore through the atmosphere, creating a passageway which was almost like a vacuum. He continued to forge ahead ceaselessly, leaving behind swooshing sounds.
Sauron and the purple-haired lady, who were originally up ahead, only felt a strong impact wave surge over and saw a black line pass by them. Then Fang Xingjian had already disappeared from their lines of sight.
It was impossible to see Fang Xingjian's silhouette through the naked eye, but both of them were Conferred Knights, strong warriors who had stepped into Heaven's Perception. No matter how fast Fang Xingjian's speed was, as long as he had passed by them within a ten meter radius, they would be able to sense him.
"Not good. He's gone crazy." Astonished, Sauron immediately gave chase. "We must stop him. With him dashing on like this, when the density gets higher and higher... he really will enter a state of frenzy and become a lunatic."
The purple-haired lady shook her head helplessly, "What rotten luck! To think that we would come across such a hothead when we've just come back to the Sacred Land."