Chapter 47 Conversation
Outside Huang Lin's office, over ten sword art instructors were gathered, staring in the direction of the office.
"To think that even the Headmaster is here."
"No other way out. It's been a long time since something like that occurred. To think that someone had chosen the Windstorm Sword Hero for their first job transition."
"Windstorm Sword Hero? Even if we pool in the specialties and Waves of everyone present, it'll probably still be insufficient."
"We are still able to provide guidance for High Sensitive Motion Vision and Heightened Reflexes, but we won't be able to do the same for Perfect Muscles. None of us have this specialty."
"And there's no one in the academy who knows the Mistral Windgod's Waves and Ice Age Meditation Art."
"It's impossible to succeed. The requirements for attributes are so high as well..."
"But to be able to learn Hegemonic Qi Slash of Heavens and Earth within six hours, Fang Xingjian is really talented."
"It's useless, no matter how talented he is. There were many who were even more talented than he is, but they didn't choose this job. So who is he to choose this job? Think about it. Who were the three who succeeded in this job? They were all Divine Level Warriors."
"Fang Xingjian is Old Huang's disciple after all, and the Headmaster would need to give him face."
"I reckon that in the end, he'll still need to choose from one of the seventeen jobs. Windstorm Sword Hero... This is ridiculous."
At the same time, in the office, Huang Lin was seated casually on the sofa, and opposite to him there was a white-haired amiable-looking old man who was slowly sipping and enjoying a cup of tea.
"Lin, it's been some time since I've had some of your tea. It really does taste different."
Huang Lin coldly said, "You drink milk tea everyday and rarely have a sip of green tea. Of course you'd find it fragrant."
"Hehe, weren't we in the same class back then? Do you have to keep me at an arm's length?" The white-haired old man was Kirst Royal Academy's current Headmaster.
He looked at Huang Lin and grinned, saying, "I'm here today just because of you."
"Me?" Huang Lin's eyebrows twitched. It was as if sharp streams of sword Qi were passing through every inch of space in the office.
The Headmaster wiped the sweat off his forehead and said, "Don't be agitated, don't be agitated."
Huang Lin gave a cold snort and said, "I've said it before. Ever since that event, no one should ever think of messing around before me."
Hearing Huang Lin's words, the Headmaster let out a sigh, put the teacup down on the table, no longer keeping up the pretense of smiling.
He frowned, saying, "Do you really think that Fang Xingjian can go through the job transition successfully and become a Windstorm Sword Hero? You should know how difficult it is to transition to such a rare job."
"With his talent, I trust that he has a success rate of 40%."
"40%?" The Headmaster calmly said, "To be able to learn the Hegemonic Qi Slash of Heavens and Earth within six hours, it should be more than just 40%, right?"
Huang Lin's eyes froze, and the Headmaster waved his hand and said, "Don't stare at me like that. If you think that you're able to hide such small matters from me, then I can forget about holding on to this Headmaster position. Don't worry, I haven't reported this to the higher levels.
"But you must understand, once he succeeds in becoming a Windstorm Sword Hero, there's no way for us to keep it hidden.
"Someone who can succeed in transitioning to such a rare job for his first job transition... Many would set their sights on him."
"Which strong Warrior hasn't gone through trials?" Huang Lin's eyes burned as he spoke, "Moreover, this is no longer the generation we were born in. It's a Windstorm Sword Hero we're talking about. The Knight Association will not let them have their way.
"Moreover, I've said it before, even if I were to die, I'll definitely not let that kind of thing happen again."
"Since you have decided, there's nothing more I can say."
"But you must remember, I'll only let him waste three months. Three months later, if he does not succeed, he'll have to choose a proper job for his transition.
"This is the greatest concession I can give." The Headmaster shook his head. There was nothing he could do to this old pal of his. They knew each other too well, and he knew that once the other party had made up his mind, it would be extremely hard to change it. Moreover, he also did not wish to make things difficult for the other party, thus he could only agree with it for now.
The next day, Fang Xingjian was called to the office very early in the morning. The instructors who were present were all looking at him strangely.
Fang Xingjian ignored them, knocked on the door, and entered Huang Lin's office.
Huang Lin nodded, looked at Fang Xingjian, laughed and said, "I thought that it would be a waste for you to take up one of those generic jobs, but I didn't think that you would choose a rare job by yourself. Do you know how difficult it is to become a Windstorm Sword Hero? How confident are you?"
"I have 70% confidence."
"What are your challenges?" Huang Lin asked.
Fang Xingjian knew that this was not the time to be modest. Thus, he gave it some thought before saying, "I don't have 100% confidence for the Perfect Muscles specialty. If this specialty is an inborn specialty, then I'll definitely not be able to succeed in becoming a Windstorm Sword Hero. Therefore, I'd like to meet someone with this speciality."
Huang Lin nodded and said, "Carry on."
"The other thing would be the Mistral Windgod's Waves and Ice Age Meditation Art. I have no idea about these two. It would be best if there was someone who could guide me through them."
Huang Lin said, "The Perfect Muscles Specialty is too rare, and it is impossible for me to find you one upon request. I can only try my best to get people to look for one.
"As for the Waves, I know of a person who is trained in the Mistral Windgod's Waves. I'll get him to give you a one-time lesson."
As he said this, Huang Lin's gaze became increasingly stern. "But there's one thing you must remember. If you don't meet all the prerequisites for the job transition, I will not let you go forward with it. After three months, if you are still completely lost, I won't let you waste any more time. After that, you'll need to immediately choose from one of the seventeen jobs.
"Is this clear?"
"No problem." Fang Xingjian replied.
"Then that's fine. You can take your leave. There's no need for you to attend the remaining classes. You can take charge of your own time daily. Just let me know directly if you need anything else."
Fang Xingjian did not leave right away, but requested, "Teacher, can you give me guidance on a few sets of sword techniques of the Nurturing Path and Training Path?"
Fang Xingjian was in a race against time. Although he knew that he would be fast enough to pick up sword techniques by himself, if he could receive guidance from an expert like Huang lin, it was obvious that his learning speed could be hastened even further.
Therefore, the following mornings, Fang Xingjian practiced techniques in both the Nurturing and Training Paths under Huang Lin's guidance, accumulating and depleting potential in order to build on his attributes.
In the afternoon, he practiced the basic sword techniques of Tempest Overlord, Gale Sword Deity and Aurora Sword Spirit.
At night, he studied Waves and mental cultivation methods, and also tried to figure out the biographies of the three powerhouses.
Under Huang Lin's guidance, he would need to learn new Nurturing and Training techniques almost everyday, endlessly absorbing various sword techniques as if he was hungry and thirsty for them.
Fang Xingjian's talent was extraordinary to begin with, but now, with the support of the specialty Genius Swordsmanship and because of the escalating number of sword techniques which he had picked up, his sword arts experience continued to increase. Furthermore, he also received help from Huang Lin. With all these, the rate of progression in his sword training broke records once again.
For the various sword techniques which were at the same standard as the Grizzly Bear Sword Technique and the Eagle Sword Technique, he would be able to reach level 10 within one to two days. As for the techniques affecting the organs which were similar to the Nine Yang Divine Sword Technique and the Descent of Holy Light, he would need no longer than three to four days to reach level 10.
Although Fang Xingjian tried his best to be secretive, Huang Lin was under the impression that Fang Xingjian had reached level 5 or 6 within one or two days. However, no matter how hard Fang Xingjian tried to hide and explained that he had been practicing sword techniques daily, not daring to reveal the fact that he was doing other things in the afternoon and at night, Huang Lin was still shocked by his progress.