Chapter 379 Return
Pearl City's City Lord kept changing his sword moves. It was as if stars were revolving around his body, with starlight shining brightly within a range of several hundred meters. However, no matter what sword moves he used, Fang Xingjian was able to replicate them immediately with a seemingly higher level of mastery and familiarity. It was like he had been cultivating the moves for decades.
The rate at which Fang Xingjian picked up sword techniques was extremely fast to begin with. Then as he entered the second level of the mystical prints, his aptitude became even stronger than before and the rate of his cultivation had also increased. Right now, he was even able to pick up the City Lord's sword techniques with just one glance.
Very soon, Pearl City's City Lord had performed all 27 stances to the Milky Way Sword Technique. At the very end, sword light burst out, and both of them retreated.
Pearl City's City Lord looked at Fang Xingjian in disbelief and could not help but ask, "Why is Mister able to perform the Milky Way Sword Technique which is passed down only within my family?" The City Lord knew that the Melancholic Monarch had been a master in the way of the ancient stars, and the Milky Way Sword Technique passed down in his family had been created with reference to the stars which had existed in the skies in the past.
Therefore, in order to strengthen his Milky Way Sword Technique, he had wanted to comprehend the profoundness of the stars through sparring with Fang Xingjian.
However, how could he have expected that Fang Xingjian would perform the same exact sword technique?
He could not help but think, 'Could it be that Fang Xingjian is also a member of our clan? Could he be father's or grandfather's illegitimate son?'
Looking at the City Lord's surprised gaze, Fang Xingjian swung out his longsword, and it disintegrated as water splashed onto the ground.
Fang Xingjian replied, "This sword technique is called the Milky Way Sword Technique? It's quite interesting. I picked it up slowly earlier as City Lord performed it."
"Picked it up slowly? You managed to pick up the Milky Way Sword Technique after watching me perform it once?" The City Lord was not the only one looking at Fang Xingjian in disbelief. The other members of Gao Clan were also doing the same, as if they had heard something preposterous.
This was the sword technique Pearl City's City Lord had inherited from his family, and he had even synthesized two sets of Killing techniques into it. To think that Fang Xingjian had managed to pick it up after just one look...?
When had they ever seen such an abnormal talent?
If he could pick up other people's sword technique after just one look, would he be able to pick up all the sword techniques of his opponents while in battle? This was too terrifying.
Just then, Elder Tianhuo finally ran over while carrying a large piece of blue-colored azure dragon's scale. However, he had just run for a few steps when he felt that his body had become lighter as the azure dragon's scale he had been holding was nowhere to be seen.
Rumbling sounds rang out in the air. When everyone lifted their head, they saw a white line stretch out in the southward direction, leaving only a sound wave to ripple over and enter their ears.
"I'll trouble you guys to send Anderson back to the Great Western Region."
"Fang Xingjian? He really has the unrivalled talent of a generation." Gao Clan's clan head Gao Zixuan then turned to look at Second Young Master, letting out a cold laugh as he said, "Going against the house regulations, offending those superior to you, colluding with external threats... Have him locked up.
"One more thing. Where's that Anderson? I'll go visit him in person."
Fang Xingjian cut across the sky with his powerful body while leaving a long trail of shock waves behind him. He caused the layer of clouds under his feet to seethe continuously, producing many waves of thunderous rumbles.
Concurrently, in Fang Xingjian's consciousness, he started to cultivate the Milky Way Sword Technique automatically.
Right now, he had the Zenith Light Sword Formation for long-distance attacks, Ether Sword Ripples for mid-range attacks, and the Prodigious Demolition Sword for close combat. He needed to strengthen the respective sword techniques' abilities, rather than turning all of them into all-round and versatile sword techniques.
Fang Xingjian could continue to strengthen these three sets of sword techniques in their respective unique traits, then when he reached level 29, he would be able to synthesize all three sword techniques the moment his ether synchronization rate reached 100%. His sword arts would then go through tremendous progress once again.
This was also how majority of the Knights chose to cultivate their techniques. When they reached level 29, they tended to have only one Killing technique used for battle.
Although Fang Xingjian's current strongest attacks were the Terra Ingurgitation, Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor, and Heaven's Volition Sword Intent, these were after all not the ones which he had the strongest potential for. His strongest potential still laid in his sword arts.
One day, his sword arts would surpass all these other means. However, before that day arrived, the thing he needed to do was continue to power up his sword techniques.
Techniques like the Milky Way Sword Technique, which was related to sword light, was very suitable to be synthesized to the Zenith Light Sword Formation. It would increase the long-distance damaging prowess of his light swords.
When he arrived at the Great Western City, the skill seeds representing the Zenith Light Sword Formation and the Milky Way Sword Technique collided fiercely in his consciousness. Right now, Fang Xingjian's ether synchronization rate was at 50% and thus the success rate of his synthesis was at 50% as well. This time around, he was lucky, and the two sword techniques were synthesized successfully.
Fang Xingjian still could not be bothered to rename the technique and left it as the Zenith Light Sword Formation. After the synthesis, the prowess of the Zenith Light Sword Formation was stronger than before. The light swords which it shot out would have the prowess of the radiation of stars.
After returning back to his training room and looking at the azure dragon's scale he was holding, Fang Xingjian broke into a smile of satisfaction.
This incident of forcefully getting his hands on the azure dragon's scale... not only would it be able to aid in his cultivation of the third level of the mystical prints, it also obstructed the First Prince's cultivation and prevented Gao Clan's subjugation to the First Prince. It was killing multiple birds with a single stone.
However, it was only in passing for him to obstruct the First Prince's training. The most important thing was still his own cultivation.
When Fang Xingjian thought of this, he started to smelt the materials and prepared to cultivate the third level of the mystical prints.
This time around, the duration of the process was much longer. After a whole 12 hours, the densely packed mystical prints had already covered Fang Xingjian's arms and extended to the upper half of his back, exuding layers of strong fluorescent light.
Fang Xingjian could sense that all the particles in his body seemed to be formed from countless ether particles, and these ether particles seemed to be the smallest unit of element in the world.
However, they were neither particles nor waves. They were something even more mysterious and unimaginable, releasing layers of waves and continuously exchanging energy and information with the ether particles in the outside world.
The mystical prints strengthened the efficiency in the exchanges, allowing Fang Xingjian's rate of cultivation to be even faster.
However, this time around, what Fang Xingjian sensed was not just the increase in the efficiency of the exchanges. He could also sense that within the information exchanged, some kind of special filter existed. Fang Xingjian could sense that the surrounding ether particles seemed to have a lot of rubbish information, including memories and general knowledge.
Right now, most of them were actually sword arts related information.
'The third level of mystical prints allows there to be an additional filter for the exchange of information through the ether particles?'
Where was Fang Xingjian right now? It was the Sacred Land in the Regional Academy. For the past 200 years, countless experts had cultivated here, leaving behind countless sword arts comprehension. Right now, he could sense that the sword theories in the air was gushing into his brain under the lead of the mystical prints. This caused the level of his sword arts to increase constantly.
'The third level of the mystical prints did not just increase my cultivation aptitude once again... It even added on a passive incremental effect to my sword arts cultivation.'
Fang Xingjian nodded in satisfaction. Suddenly, he clenched one of his hands into a fist, condensing water vapor into a longsword. He started to cultivate a sword technique, the Great Solar Divine Sword, which he had scanned in the library. Fang Xingjian planned to synthesize this high temperature sword technique into the Ether Sword Ripples.