Chapter 318 Full-Powered Dash
The next moment, the entire dragon's scale tremored fiercely, as if the sword intent was feeling excited and agitated from Fang Xingjian's words. The atmosphere let out an ear-piercing screech and Fang Xingjian could sense that something in the air seemed to have boiled up. Even the density of the ether particles in the area was gradually increasing.
He then sensed an extremely sharp aura gushing into his brain, as if it wanted to drill into his consciousness.
This time around, it was not the simple information flow, just as previously. The entire sword intent scurried in and Fang Xingjian felt as if his brain was going to be sliced into pieces and then explode.
That short moment felt 10,000 years long. Fang Xingjian felt that his eyes seemed to have the ability to observe countless amounts of information, but all of this information stopped on the surface of his consciousness for less than 0.1 seconds before they followed after the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent and entered into Fang Xingjian's deep consciousness.
Sensing that his consciousness was gradually reverting to the initial calm lake rather than the state of boiling water it had been in, Fang Xingjian let out a long breath, 'Have I succeeded?'
He looked at his Stats Window and discovered that there was one more skill there, the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent.
He then unleashed his Heaven's Perception and went deep into his consciousness to look at his own skill seeds.
He discovered something. Previously, the skill seeds of the various sword techniques were part of a faint flow on the outskirts of their arrangement and were circling around with the Waves and mental cultivation method as the center point.
But with the appearance of the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent, the skill seed that represented it shone as brightly as the sun, having violently knocked away all other skill seeds and having dashed to the middle. This caused the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves and the Universal Sword Dominance Lunisolar skill seeds to circle around it, while the skill seeds of the other sword techniques circled around them on an outer circle.
Fang Xingjian looked at the introduction for the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent.
This skill did not have any levels to it, and the introduction was very simple: survival of the fittest, has the ability to evolve and improve limitlessly. When applied, the user can tap into the power of the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent during battles, depleting 100,000 potential points every second.
Looking at this introduction, Fang Xingjian even felt that this was not really a set of sword technique. It was purely meant to use the power of the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent in battle. And it even depleted 100,000 potential points every second!
Furthermore, Fang Xingjian could sense that the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent in his consciousness was itching for action. He could imagine that once his sword technique stopped improving and he no longer picked up any new sword techniques, this Heaven's Volition Sword Intent would probably leave him.
Still, this Heaven's Volition Sword Intent seemed to be more like a weapon or...
'Diabolic energy?' Fang Xingjian's eyes narrowed. 'Making offerings in exchange for external power... Isn't this very similar to the magic prints and diabolic energy?
'To be depleting 100,000 potential points every second... I wonder how powerful it is.
'But it seems to be something that adds onto my strength and not one with specific attacking stances.'
However, Fang Xingjian did not have 100,000 potential points to deplete right now. He could only save 30,000 potential points everyday and 100,000 potential points would take him four days.
Having briefly understood the concept of the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent, Fang Xingjian lifted his head to look at the dragon's scale before him. The dragon's scale, which had now lost the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent, was no longer emitting a crimson red glow, and it had even lost its fluctuating temperature characteristic.
As he looked at the dragon's scale, Fang Xingjian suddenly smiled.
He then took another look at his Stats Window. His ether synchronization rate had already reached 28%. During this period of time, even though he'd had to study the dragon's scale, spending such a long period of time to study the fluctuations of ether particles had allowed him to maintain the rate at which his ether synchronization rate was improving.
He suddenly recalled what the female teacher had said the other time. When a Conferred Knight's ether synchronization rate reached 30%, he would be able to see various light waves and sound waves.
At the same time, the Conferred Knight would also be able to channel information into other physical substances, just as how the Melancholic Monarch had created the Pantheon Monument, or how the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor's willpower impact was like.
'Since you're so heartless, then don't blame me for not being righteous.'
Since he was sure that Sasa was likely to be the one who had reported cases of internal injuries to the association, Fang Xingjian, who was not someone easy to deal with either, would obviously not let him off.
'You can go back first. You can come back after my synchronization rate has reached 30%.'
Under Fang Xingjian's urging, the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent returned slowly and unwillingly back into the dragon's scale. The dragon's scale turned into a crimson red color once again, again releasing the aura of fluctuating temperature.
The Heaven's Volition Sword Intent was a type of wave that was channeled either with information or with willpower. Its great power came from the one who had channeled it, and that person could already rely purely on willpower or information to affect physical substances.
Therefore, the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent, which had been channeled with similar information, could also directly cause an impact in the physical world, by allowing Fang Xingjian to tap into its power.
And right now, the reason why Fang Xingjian wanted to leave the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent was so that he could take it in when his ether synchronization rate had reached 30%. He would then channel his own information flow disguised as a sword intent into the dragon's scale, for Sasa to absorb.
His ether synchronization rate was already at 28% and he was confident that with the lead that he had, he would definitely be able to reach 30% before Sasa and his team finished deciphering the dragon's scale and started absorbing the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent. He wanted to have a grand switcheroo.
Therefore, for the next few days, Fang Xingjian gave up on his time to analyze the dragon's scale and fully focused on his own cultivation. He would stay in the Sacred Land with 100 times density almost all the time. To the others, it would seem as if he had given up.
In the research room dedicated to the dragon's scale, tens of specialists had gathered. Under Sasa's instructions, some of them were flipping through materials, some were discussing about the characters, some were deducing historical data, and some were sorting out the results of their translation.
In order to provide the usage of his amazing brainpower, the level 29 Conferred Knight, Sasa, was now like a super calculator, sorting all the materials and resources, allowing everyone to showcase their abilities to their greatest extent and thus increasing the rate of their progress.
'It's going to be completed soon. It'll take at most another day for the characters on the dragon's scale to be fully deciphered. Next, I'll be able to move on to analyze the waves.
'As long as I manage to analyze the waves of the dragon's scale and allow my consciousness to enter deep within it, I will be able to start absorbing the sword intent.'
After all, Sasa was a level 29 expert and his cultivation, experience, and intelligence were all not to be underestimated. Although it was not as easy as what Fang Xingjian had gone through, he had basically gained some understanding regarding the existence of the dragon's scale and he knew what were the steps he needed to take next.
Just then, someone walked over and asked, "Sir, our time to research is already up but Fang Xingjian still hasn't appeared today. Do we continue?"
Hearing this news, Sasa could not hold back his laughter, "Him? He's probably too busy now. There's no need to care about him. Let's continue."
It was said that the arbitrators sent by the Empire had already entered Great Western Region the past few days and that they would arrive at the Regional Academy very soon. Fang Xingjian not continuing his research on the dragon's scale was seen by Sasa as him having his rhythm messed up by the arbitration, about to give up.
However, just as he was thinking of this, the door opened and Fang Xingjian walked in slowly.