Chapter 274 Attending Class
Fang Xingjian nodded and said, "Do as you wish. Just don't go overboard." With that, he stood up and headed for the door. He said what he had needed to say and returned to the Sacred Land for his training.
In fact, if it wasn't to raise the speed of his cultivation or because it required a tremendous sum of money to prepare for the cultivation of mystical prints, Fang Xingjian could just stay in the Sacred Land and only leave when his Killing techniques reached the maximum level.
Ferdinand and the others had long gotten used to Fang Xingjian's fanatical training and thus did not try to keep him back. Fang Xingjian returned to the Sacred Land and continued the boring cycle of eating, training, eat, and training.
It was simple, boring, and lonely. He practiced the steps to the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash continuously and repeated them ceaselessly. Even if Fang Xingjian had the world's best talent, if he wanted to succeed, he would still need to devote a tremendous amount of hard work into his cultivation.
During the process of working hard, he would need to put up with boredom and loneliness. It could be said that training was never a pleasant thing to do. One would only be able to get a sense of satisfaction when one achieved success, such as having the technique leveling up, only after going through endless toil.
The whole process was a cycle of agony, satisfaction, and then agony again.
As his cultivation continued to progress, Fang Xingjian realized that his ether synchronization rate had now increased to 13% as well. This was much faster than he had expected. The additional 3% increase made the information he received even more multifarious and disorderly, and in huge amounts. It also allowed him to see more within the ten meter radius of his Heaven's Perception.
Fang Xingjian's fingers stroked the air, as if he could sense the restlessness within it. He could also sense various hints of fury, desperation, and loneliness.
'Are these the emotions left behind by people who had cultivated in the past?'
Fang Xingjian looked at his own palm as if he could sense countless things encompassing him, yet he could not see clearly what they were. He could only guess indistinctly that they should be air, radiation, waves, and even ether particles.
His cultivation speed was not bad.
His ether synchronization rate had increased by 3% within half a month, so he should be able to increase it by 10% within one to two months.
This was something that ordinary Conferred Knights would only be able to achieve within one or even two years.
These were the increased effects from the Sacred Land with one hundred times the density, his specialty, Darkness Sword Sense, as well as the best sword talent he had. This allowed his efficiency to be several hundred times greater than that of ordinary people.
Of course, Fang Xingjian was blind, and thus, he had to rely on Heaven's Perception to observe everything. This might also be one possible reason.
However, although several hundred times sounded like a lot, there were also people who had toiled their lives away for fifty years but had never been able to cross the Knight stage. Thus, they were forever stuck at level 9.
Some people, however, were able to reach the legendary Divine level after fifty years. The efficiency for these people could also be described as several hundred times.
Moreover, increasing his ether synchronization rate by 10% in one to two months was still considered to slow Fang Xingjian. He wanted to participate in the National Selection one year later or even be able to go up against the First Prince.
He still needed to earn money in order to cultivate mystical prints and, in turn, increase his ether synchronization rate.
However, this was not something Fang Xingjian could rush. He practiced the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash for another day, pushing it up to level 23.
When the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash was at level 10, nine shadows could be created with one sword attack. Each move could create nine Godly Demon Clones, and a maximum of ninety-nine clones could be created.
At level 20, the special effect further evolved to create nineteen shadows with one sword, creating a maximum of 299 clones.
There would be over a hundred lifelike Godly Demon Clones which could switch positions with Fang Xingjian. The Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash was truly a technique which combined both attack and defences together, and could be said to be the best move for a scuffle or probing. Fang Xingjian was full of anticipation for the effect which would result from synthesizing with the Luminous Heaven Soaring Slash.
Early the next morning, Fang Xingjian decided to head out and check out the courses in the Regional Academy. He wanted to have a breather, gain new experiences, and check out how the Killing Techniques Palace was like.
Based on his estimation, the Killing Techniques Palace of the Sword Arts Department probably had some Killing techniques unique to sword arts.
Leaving the Sacred Land, he randomly asked someone for directions to the Academic Building before heading over. Supported by countless huge rock pillars, it was a great hall which looked like the Pantheon in Rome.
However, not all courses were conducted in the Academic Building. When Fang Xingjian arrived at the Academic Building, he discovered that at the entrance, aside from the rankings, there was a course schedule with the timings and locations for all the courses which would be conducted that week.
In the main hall of the Academic Building itself, there was a course being conducted.
A female Conferred Knight was standing in the middle of the hall, surrounded by six Conferred Knights who were either seated, standing, or even lying down. They seemed to be going through an ordinary discussion.
The female Conferred Knight in the middle had beautiful long hair, and she wore a Knight attire and Scarlet Cape. Her skin was tender, and her expression leisurely. She also had an elegant and graceful disposition. The female Conferred Knight stood there and said, "The most important aspect in a Knight's training is to continuously raise your ether synchronization rate. As the ether synchronization rate rises, you would be able to gain more information and exchange more power.
"Regardless of whether it's your observation skills, talent, or understanding of the natural world, they would just get increasingly deeper, and the prowess of your Killing techniques would get increasingly powerful as well.
"However, this is a gradual process. You need to train up your willpower slowly and carefully approach those external information.
"It's because the human body has its limits. If you were to receive a tremendous amount of information too early, you'll end up being harmed as your consciousness will not be able to accept them. You may go crazy, suffer from memory loss, or even become like a zombie.
"When a Conferred Knight's ether synchronization rate reaches 20%, you would be able to sense other people's emotions. At 30%, you would be able to see light and sound. At this stage, you would be able to channel in your own information into material objects and other living things.
"This would also become a method for you to attack other people, through channeling in your own memories and will into other people, brainwashing them, or even let them become your puppet temporarily. This is also known as willpower impact.
"A Knight's attacks surpasses that of ordinary people. Just the Reduced Force Field alone would make them unrivalled.
"And for us, Conferred Knights, we can use Heaven's Perception to unleash willpower impacts.
"What I'm going to be teaching today is how to fend off such attacks."
As the female Knight spoke, another lady walked up right to Fang Xingjian. She was Rota, who was also from Kirst Academy. Rota looked curiously at the Regional Champion from her batch and said softly, "Why haven't I seen you around?"
Although Rota was wearing ordinary training wear at the moment, she still could not hide her long and slender figure, and appeared like a beautiful female snake. Other than the female lecturer, the other male counterparts were looking at her the most.
"I was training," Fang Xingjian said casually.
Rota blinked and asked, "I heard you've gained access to the Sacred Land with one hundred times the density? What does that feel like?"
In another corner, a guy who appeared short and fat like a big slab of marble, threw a dissatisfied glance at Fang Xingjian. He felt especially disgruntled when he saw how close Rota was with Fang Xingjian.
His name was Titan, and he was a level 22 Conferred Knight ranked in 40th position. When he first saw Rota, he had been astonished. Then after he knew of her performance in the Regional Selection... that she had been one of the examinees selected by the Melancholic Monarch and thus was almost able to attain the Heaven's Perception, his attitude toward Rota had been even more passionate.
However, no matter how much ardor Titan had approached her with, Rota had not shown him much interest. Now, seeing how close Rota was with Fang Xingjian, a flame of fury ignited in his heart.
Especially after seeing Fang Xingjian's slender body and elegant disposition, Titan grew increasingly irritated.
Finally, after the female teacher had spoken her piece, Titan shouted suddenly, "Teacher Angelina, it's useless to just talk. Why don't we have a demonstration? I'm sure there are some newcomers who have yet to experience willpower impacts."