Chapter 388: Improvement
Translator: Yukidaruma Translations Editor: Yukidaruma Translations
Divine level ferocious beasts... Those were existences even rarer than Divine level experts.
It was because animals were, after all, animals. Even if their bodies went through transformations, thus giving them powerful bodies and unique abilities, their brains were still incomparable to that of humans. Moreover, neither did they have the great intelligence which humans possessed.
It was impossible to attain the Divine level without intelligence. Therefore, Divine level ferocious beasts were much fewer in numbers compared to humans.
However, once a ferocious beast attained the Divine level, its body's power and capacity to withstand pressure would be very high. It would tend to be even more powerful than most Divine level experts.
Therefore, Divine level ferocious beasts were not only powerful, but their abilities were very much stronger as well. It was extremely hard to attain their blood, let alone the specially condensed blood essence.
Right now, in order to win over him, the First Prince had actually bestowed him with the blood essence of a Divine level ferocious beast. It was something which a nouveau riche would do.
Sword Saint Sasa looked greedily at the Divine level blood which continued to float at his chest area, and his heart filled with abnormal excitement.
"Hahahaha, excellent. My body has gradually gotten accustomed to the physical burden of the Divine level blood. I'll be able to absorb it completely today. His Highness should have diverted the Governor's attention. Tonight, I'll be able to break out of prison and meet up with His Highness' subordinates."
Although Sasa had yet to sign the Hell's Map, thinking of how the First Prince had bestowed him with the Divine level blood essence and provided him with the information he had now, Sasa was now fully devoted to the First Prince.
'Hmph. Wait till I've absorbed the Divine blood and broken out of prison. I'll go look for Fang Xingjian and force out his Heaven's Volition Sword Intent. If I can present the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent to His Highness, it'll be a great merit.'
Thinking of how he could finally brutally suppress Fang Xingjian, make him kneel down and beg for forgiveness, and then snatch the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent from him... Sasa felt exhilarated.
However, just then, the metal around him suddenly trembled for a moment. Then amidst Sword Saint Sasa's baffled gaze, the metal turned soft, and the metal above his head continued to disappear, exposing his head.
Sasa knew that the metal used in the prison was known as aqueous gold. It was a type of strange metal which could freely change between the liquid and solid state. When it was in the liquid state, it could be freely controlled. However, when it was in the solid state, it was so tough that it was indestructible. Aqueous gold was a great material to use in confining a powerful expert.
This was especially so when the aqueous gold on Sasa weighed several million tons. In an environment where the ether particle density was only at 1%, it was very hard for him to break out of the confinement.
However, as long as he could absorb the Divine blood, his body would become extremely strong and he would be able to break out of it.
'Hmm? Who's here?'
Amidst Sasa's astonished gaze, Fang Xingjian gradually appeared before him. He stood on the solid aqueous gold and looked at Sasa's exposed head.
"Fang Xingjian!" In that instant, killing intent surged up within Sasa. He could not help but wish to immediately beat up Fang Xingjian, and force him to kneel and beg for forgiveness. However, as Sasa thought of how he had yet to completely absorb the Divine blood, he immediately suppressed the killing intent that was surging in his heart. He looked at Fang Xingjian coldly and said, "Hmph, why did you think of coming to see me? You even released the aqueous gold. Aren't you afraid that I'll kill you with a single slash?"
Fang Xingjian paid no heed to Sasa's words. Pairing the fifth level of the mystical prints with his world's best sword arts talent produced a terrifying chemical reaction. As a result, Fang Xingjian's aptitude reached an unbelievable stage. In just one and a half months, not only had he condensed over 100 internal specialty seeds, he had also gained the enhancement from reaching level 26. Furthermore, his Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves had also reached level 7, and his physical body had reached a terribly strong state.
However, what was even more terrifying was his sword arts.
When a Conferred Knight reached level 26 and his ether synchronization rate reached 70% or higher, his Heaven's Perception should be able to get an even more microscopic view of the world. It would allow him to directly destroy the heaven's perception forces between physical particles, bringing about great damage to all physical things. His damaging prowess could be targeted specifically toward the particles which formed physical matter.
In addition, Fang Xingjian's unrivalled aptitude allowed him to turn the impossible into possible. He managed to incorporate such means into his Zenith Light Sword Formation, Ether Sword Ripples, and Prodigious Demolition Sword.
The sole unfortunate thing was that it would only be effective if the target was within the Heaven's Perception's ten-meter range.
Finally, in cultivating his Prodigious Demolition Sword, Fang Xingjian had broken through the bottleneck and attained new heights.
After cultivating the White Bone Divine Weapon, his entire body was now filled with weapons. Therefore, with his unrivalled talent, he changed the Prodigious Demolition Sword into the Prodigious Demolition Sword Physique.
He could cover his entire body with demolition sword light, truly attaining the state of being one with the sword. Then he directly applied the demolition sword light onto the heavenly thunders and terrestrial magnetism forces between physical particles. This way, Fang Xingjian would be able to slice through almost anything in the world.
His attributes had now become:
Name: Fang Xingjian
Occupation: Heavenly Sword Sovereign
Ether Synchronization Rate: 78%
The attributes above come into effect once the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves are activated.
Due to Perfect Muscles, +13 in strength and agility (10% of the endurance attribute).
Skills / Techniques: Boundaries Negation, Level 40 Rebirth Sword Technique, Level 40 Nine-Headed Dragon Sword Technique, Level 40 Zenith Light Sword Formation, Ether Sword Ripples, Level 40 Prodigious Demolition Sword Physique, LEvel 12 Ether Divine Art, White Bone Divine Weapon, Heaven's Volition Sword Intent
Internal Specialties: 102
External Specialties: 8
Waves: Level 7 Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves
Mental Cultivation Method: Level 7 Universal Sword Dominance Lunisolar
With Fang Xingjian's current terrifying abilities, even the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor was completely suppressed. Fang Xingjian was able to receive the enhancement of 50% of Domirov's powers at anytime, anywhere. This gave him even more confidence in challenging level 29 experts.
Looking at Sword Saint Sasa who only had his head exposed, Fang Xingjian said with indifference, "Level 27 Conferred Knights can destroy physical particles and unleash the powers in their body's physical particles.
"Level 28 Conferred Knights are even more amazing. They can directly absorb energy from ether particles to replenish their body's depletion. Most of their useless organs would all be eliminated as well, turning into ether organs which are used to absorb, release, and store ether particles. Their battle prowess would be even stronger. Their reliance to the external world would be lesser, and their bodies would become even further away from that of a human as they slowly progressed to the Divine level.
"Level 29 Conferred Knights are even more terrifying. Their ether synchronization rate would have reached 100%, and they would be able to successfully synthesize all martial techniques on the first attempt. However, the best has yet to come. The even more amazing thing is that their ether synchronization rate would allow them to go down to the finest detail and control their physical body in a way that was beyond an ordinary person's understand."
Fang Xingjian looked at Sasa and said with a smile. "I've often sparred with Head of Department James, so I understand a level 29 expert quite well. Although one won't be able to gain powerful battle prowess immediately upon reaching your level, unlike when one reaches level 25, 26, and 27, you're close to being indestructible.
"The Heaven's Perception of level 29 Conferred Knights would truly allow them to have a microscopic view of the entire world. They would be able to control their entire body and reassemble them. Furthermore, other than their brain being their weaknesses, they wouldn't be hurt in the least even if all other parts of their bodies were turned into ash.
"In particular, this ability to control the physical body, as well as their clear and thorough microscopic view of the world, would be even more terrifying when used to train up their bodies. They would also be more proficient in cultivating the heavenly thunders and terrestrial magnetism forces, and their bodies would truly reach a state of being indestructible.
"The rate at which they cultivate specialty seeds would be even faster, and the damage they inflict onto physical particles as well as refining energy could be done at the finest level.
"It is also at level 29 that the various abilities which the Conferred Knights had received at various phases would truly be unleashed. They would be able to fully grasp and surpass themselves in the abilities they had received at different levels. At this stage, they can make their bodies as strong as a level 29 Superior Divine Weapon and increase their physical damaging prowess to the point of being able to destroy a level 29 Superior Divine Weapon.
"The number of physical particles explosions in their bodies would truly have the chance to be increased to 1.08 billion.
"So on and so forth... They would be much stronger in all areas."
Sasa looked at Fang Xingjian coldly and said, "What on earth are you trying to say?"
"Nothing. I just feel that you're too young and haven't been able to truly unleash your potential at level 29. However, because of this, you've become the best sharpening stone for my sword." Fang Xingjian slowly walked up to Sasa and suddenly shouted in the upward direction, "Unseal the remaining aqueous gold as well!"