Chapter 303 Synthesis
In the days which followed, Fang Xingjian and James stayed together for almost twenty-four hours a day, fully spending all their time and effort on sword training.
With James, the best teacher around, Fang Xingjian's cultivation seemed to have reached his current limits.
In fact, if the people from the Great Western Region were to find out that James was accompanying Fang Xingjian in his sword training everyday, probably 90% or more of the people would be green with envy.
Right now, Fang Xingjian had the enhancement from his four major specialties, namely Genius Swordsmanship, Sword Specialist, Level 1 Unparalleled Sword Intent, and Darkness Sword Sense, as well as the strengthening effect of the ether particles with one hundred times the density.
Fang Xingjian also had the world's best sword arts talent and the guidance of James, who was a level 29 Conferred Knight, the Regional Academy's Headmaster, and the Great Western Region's Governor from two generations ago. With these, the improvement rate of Fang Xingjian's sword arts cultivation increased at a tremendous speed.
Especially since Fang Xingjian had such an outstanding teacher, he was able to relearn the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash whenever. He could even ask James about whether there were tricks for synthesizing techniques.
Undoubtedly, there were indeed tricks for synthesizing techniques. Other than subjecting the success rate to the ether synchronization rate, it was also possible to extract the essence of two techniques and better control one's thoughts during the synthesization process in order to increase the success rate slightly.
Within a few days time, Fang Xingjian brought his Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash to the maximum level for a total of five times. He also attempted skill synthesis five times until he finally succeeded in synthesizing the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash into the Luminous Heaven Soaring Slash.
In the training room, a light sword appeared in Fang Xingjian's hand. WIth a slash, a scorching heat wave was sent out. Wherever the light sword passed by, the ground near it was scorched black.
Next, Fang Xingjian tightened his grip on the light sword, and its light turned from white to blue. He slashed out again, and instantly, a chilling gust of air was sent forth, causing layers of ice and frost to appear on the ground.
A satisfied smile emerged on Fang Xingjian's face. Then the light sword he was holding suddenly surged upward, seeming to turn into a myriad of lights and shadows which encompassed him.
The expression in James' gaze turned serious as he said, "The Supreme Mistwind Sword together with the Radiant Light Sword Technique, and then the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash... Is it the Zenith Light Sword Formation? " Clearly, the synthesis of these three sets of sword techniques had already been figured out by someone before.
James then said, "With the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash's special effect added in, one sword will become multiple swords, enabling the use of sword formations. You can try out its prowess."
Therefore, the Luminous Heaven Soaring Slash became the Zenith Light Sword Formation and allowed the user to create fluctuating light swords which had temperatures ranging from -100 degrees celsius to 2000 degrees celsius. It could also create light swords to set up light sword formations, allowing Fang Xingjian to become stronger once again.
Moreover, Fang Xingjian's Zenith Light Sword Formation was at an extremely high level of 40. Be it the prowess of the fluctuating light swords or the sword formations, both of them far surpassed the prowess of an ordinary Zenith Light Sword Formation.
The overwhelming light swords condensed and then turned into six floating light spheres. They hovered behind Fang Xingjian like floating batteries, presenting a fan shape formation.
At his thought, streams of light swords shot out from the light spheres and hit against the ground. In that instant, large areas of charred or frosted surfaces were formed.
Fang Xingjian then put his palms together with his fingers clenched down. The light swords, which had shot out from the six light spheres, immediately merged together, forming a light pillar and then sweeping down toward the ground. Under this sustained heat, the surface started to melt and crystallize.
However, this was just an experiment after all. So, the light sword withdrew upon one touch, and Fang Xingjian ended the Zenith Light Sword Formation.
James continued to nod as he said, "The prowess of your Zenith Light Sword Formation far surpasses that of the others in your generation. The synthesis of these three sets of sword techniques is very powerful, and as we move on to synthesizing with a fourth sword technique, fifth sword technique, and so on... the number of known synthesis combinations gets increasingly fewer in number."
As he continued to speak, his tone became excited, "If you choose to synthesize with a sword technique which hasn't been attempted with before, a new combination will appear."
Right now, Fang Xingjian was simply an amazing treasure in James' eyes. After having given Fang Xingjian guidance for the past few days, he completely understood just how terrifying Fang Xingjian's talent was.
Before this, he had been the same as the others in thinking that Fang Xingjian's wish to become the National Champion one year later was mere arrogance. This was because Fang Xingjian was still too young.
However, now, it seemed that it was not completely impossible.
James seemed to be anticipating the moment when Fang Xingjian would participate in the National Selection and astonish everyone with his performance.
Fang Xingjian heard James' words but merely shook his head and said, "Next, I plan to first cultivate the four sets of sword techniques I learned from the Killing Techniques Palace and then synthesize them."
The synthesis combination of the four sets of sword techniques from the Killing Techniques Palace had been deeply researched by generations of Governors and had only been obtained after repeated polishing. After the four sets of sword techniques were synthesized, one would be able to obtain a set of ultimate Killing technique, the Prodigious Demolition Sword. This was a set of sword technique which had been created for annihilation and destruction.
James nodded in agreement when he heard Fang Xingjian's plan. Simultaneously, his mind was already starting to churn out ideas. What if the Prodigious Demolition Sword and the Zenith Light Sword Formation were to be synthesized together...? There did not seem to be anyone who had already found out what sword technique would be created when these two sword techniques were successfully synthesized.
There were too many sword arts Killing techniques in this world... too many varieties as well as too many different combinations, and they were all waiting to be discovered.
James began to anticipate the result of the synthesization of the Prodigious Demolition Sword and the Zenith Light Sword Formation.
His Prodigious Demolition Sword had reached the maximum level since a long time ago, but he would still need to take at least a year or two to go through cultivation and synthesis before reaching the maximum level for the Zenith Light Sword Formation. This meant that during the next one or two years, he would not have any time to cultivate his own martial techniques.
There were countless synthesis combinations like this, and even he was unable to study them one by one.
"Hehe," James started to secretly feel excited. "If a cultivation method were to be created for a sword technique like this, it would be sufficient for it to be reported to the central government, and it would go all the way to the Knight Association's Sword Arts Shrine."
Sword Arts Shrine was the greatest glory to the Empire's sword arts. Only extremely powerful sword techniques would be entered into the Sword Arts Shrine, gaining boundless glory. It would also become a sword technique which all factions and influences would fight to purchase.
As he thought of this, James had an increasingly pleasant opinion of Fang Xingjian. As James thought of how there was still a possibility for a set of sword technique from the Great Western Region Regional Academy to enter into the Sword Arts Shrine while he was still alive, he could not hold in his excitement.
However, Fang Xingjian suddenly sat down, giving James a fright. James then asked him, "What's the matter?"
Fang Xingjian said calmly, "My ether synchronization rate has reached 20%. The second barrier to the Ten Heavenly Barriers seems to be coming soon."
Concurrently, just as Fang Xingjian had been in the Regional Academy for a month, his Rebirth Sword Technique had also been reported to the central government and was about to receive judgement from the Knight Association.
By the end of the month, the 'Rebirth Sword Technique' was published in the Knight's handbook and distributed to various academies, factions, and departments.
However, people had varying opinions about the 'Rebirth Sword Technique'.
"5,000 potential points? This author must be crazy! Has he gone crazy from thinking about money?"
"Ridiculous! How could there possibly be such a strong effect...? Hmm... But it was examined by Hoppes, hmm.... Tommy, get a new student here and let him learn this set of sword technique."
In Knight Academy, Headmaster Jackson also flipped through this edition of the Knight's handbook. He looked at the Rebirth Sword Technique and shook his head. "He's too anxious."
For Fang Xingjian to have created his own Nurturing technique despite just having become a Conferred Knight... Jackson believed Fang Xingjian had been too anxious in making progress.
However, after giving it some thought, he then said, "After all, he is someone who came from our academy. We need to give him some support. Victor, go find a student to practice this Rebirth Sword Technique and see how it is."