Chapter 58 Success? Failure?
The old man who had appeared besides Huang Lin was the Knight Academy's Headmaster.
The Headmaster looked at the secret realm which shone with a pure and holy light and asked calmly, "Can he succeed? You should know that in order to allow you two such a delay I've withstood much pressure, and expended a lot of money and resources. If he were to fail..."
Huang Lin's expression was solemn and his tone serious as he said, "He has completed all the the requirements for the Windstorm Sword Hero. It is impossible for him to fail."
At the same time, in another corner of the sanctuary, human silhouettes continuously appeared in this dark night.
The Headmaster smiled bitterly, "Windstorm Sword Hero... It has attracted too many people's attention.
"If there's anyone who dares to break the rules, I'll kill them." Huang Lin's words were like a thrust sword, and it sounded as if a metallic sound had rung through the air.
In the dimness were Kaunitz, Barbara, Ferdinand, Jack and Anthony, even Robert and the Knights from other classes, who had heard the news and had rushed over. As they looked at Fang Xingjian entering the secret realm, contempt, shock, and doubt shone in their gazes.
In their minds, they were only thinking of one problem.
Could Fang Xingjian successfully complete the job transition and become a Windstorm Sword Hero?
After taking one step towards the sanctuary, Fang Xingjian could feel something in the air which was not usually there.
With each step that took him closer to the sanctuary, the feeling of the disturbance in the air got increasingly stronger, making him feel as if his heartbeat and blood flow were getting increasingly faster amidst all this restlessness.
However, with Fang Xingjian's current attributes and with the control of his body's movements, such a minor disturbance was unable to stop him. He took a few steps forward and went through the sanctuary's door with no hesitation.
Taking one step into the sanctuary, Fang Xingjian felt as if he had entered another world. The raging ether particles moved about in the air wherever they wished, releasing a limitless amount of information in the battered space.
Fang Xingjian's eyes saw the endless images of the past, the future and of numerous other worlds.
Fang Xingjian's ears heard the crying, shouting and screaming of numerous men, women, elderly, and children.
It was as if Fang Xingjian's body was being tugged on by countless people, as if he had entered hell and many ghosts were attempting to pull him into the afterlife.
This was the battered void. These were the ether particles.
Countless miniature black holes appeared and disappeared in an instant. They barely affected any material substance but yet remitted information.
However, Fang Xingjian had long since prepared for the situation in the secret realm. He was only stunned for a short moment before he disregarded all of it and continued to head deeper into the sanctuary.
The space in the secret realm was different from the usual space. From the outside, Fang Xingjian had thought that the sanctuary did not look too big. But when he entered, he realized that it was actually enormous.
Fang Xingjian headed to the center of the sanctuary, the area where the ether particles were the most active. The more active the ether particles were, the higher the chances of him completing the first transition.
On the way, Fang Xingjian felt that the energy disturbance in the surroundings was getting stronger. Although there were no material substances in the air, it actually felt as if something around him was continuously swirling, sometimes moving forward, sometimes backwards, sometimes pushing him from behind, sometimes obstructing his advance.
However, Fang Xingjian's strength attribute had reached 48 plus 4, for a total of 52 points. Even if a truck was in front him, he would still be able to easily lift it and move it out of the way, let alone if he was facing a mere energy disturbance.
Taking one step at a time towards the center of the sanctuary, Fang Xingjian then sat down on the floor cross-legged, controlling his breathing rhythm and his blood flow as he focused on circulating his Waves and mental cultivating technique.
Completing the transition in the secret realm required one to fully concentrate on circulating Waves and the mental cultivation method, thus finding a way to let one's Waves and mental cultivation method along with one's life frequency to get closer to a certain type of ether particles' frequency, eventually allowing one's own powers to move the nature's energy.
Fang Xingjian concentrated on the fluctuations coming from all over his body as he continued to communicate with the ether particles in the surrounding air.
If this has been outside, what he was doing at the moment would mostly be a complete waste of energy. But in the secret realm, the space was battered. And given that the ether particles were active like never before, Fang Xingjian felt that along with the circulation of his Waves and mental cultivation method, the whole sanctuary, the whole space seemed to be fiercely trembling.
However, the Waves that he was circulating now were not the Mistral Windgod's Waves which should have been used to complete the transition into a Windstorm Sword Hero, but instead they were the Waves that he had just acquired and which had recently appeared on his Stats Window. It was a new type of Waves.
Sonido Sword Zephyr Waves level 1: after circulation, strength attribute will increase by 1 point, agility by 2 points, reaction by 1 point, endurance by 1 point and flexibility by 1 point.
This type of Waves was a basic type that was even stronger than the Mistral Windgod's Waves. However, unlike the latter, it would not offer the user the ability to control wind in the future.
The Sonido Sword Zephyr Waves sacrificed the ability to control wind in exchange for gaining more explosive energy as well as speed.
Therefore, regardless if it was in terms of attributes or Waves, Fang Xingjian had exceeded the requirements for the Windstorm Sword Hero. This had given him many expectations, allowing him to hope that he would have the chance of transitioning into into a job which was even stronger than the Windstorm Sword Hero.
"Give me the power I deserve!"
A faint breeze blew around Fang Xingjian. The next moment, that breeze turned into a raging violent wind. Countless air particles circled around Fang Xingjian's body, wholly encompassing him.
On his Stats Window, the potential points started jumping furiously. However, it was a pity that he had contributed all his potential to Training techniques everyday, and did not have many. As such, after a few jumps, the number turned to zero. In fact, depleting potential during the the job transition process was something which had never happened before, in the entire course of history.
It was because there had been no one in the course of history who had foundations as strong as Fang Xingjian had, or who was as gifted as him.
The next moment, Fang Xingjian felt countless invisible forces drilling into his body, crushing his bones and flesh, his organs, blood vessels and nerves.
With a pfft, he suddenly spat out a large mouthful of blood.
After two whole hours, in contrast to the flurry in the sanctuary, Huang Lin and the others who were outside were unable to see any anomalies in the least, because of the secret realm's uniqueness.
Under Huang Lin's slightly nervous gaze, suddenly a human figure slowly walked out. That human figure was stumbling out of the sanctuary.
Huang Lin's expression turned grim as he immediately dashed out in a flash, grabbing onto Fang Xingjian's shoulders and supporting him.
Fang Xingjian looked pale. He was spewing fresh blood, looking as if he was gravely ill. Only his eyes were still bright and energized.
Huang Lin asked nervously, "What happened?"
Fang Xingjian looked at his Stats Window, and looked at the job which had appeared on his Stats Window - 'Windshadow Sword Divinity', as well his new specialty and techniques gains. He smiled and said, "I... I've succeeded..."
The next moment, his eyes rolled back and he fell unconscious.
Huang Lin furrowed his brows, saying nothing as he carried Fang Xingjian to his place, with a grim look on his face.
The Headmaster let out a sigh and disappeared as well.
Kaunitz looked at this scene and fell into a daze for a moment. Soon after he broke out in loud laughter, "Succeeded? Hahahaha, Barbara, have you heard of anyone who completed their first transition spewing blood as they walked out, and even passing out in the end?"
Barbara, at the side, smiled and said, "No. Only one situation fits the bill. The case when one fails the job transition and suffers from the effects of the ether particles' backlash in the body."
"A useless bum who could not even complete his first transition successfully." The corner of Kaunitz's lips curled up slightly as he coldly said, "Genius? I'd say he's a useless bum. I reckon that there's no need to carry on with the battle tomorrow."
Jack and Anthony exchanged a glance, let out a sigh, then both chased after Huang Lin.