Chapter 253 Learning
The technique Fang Xingjian had decided on was the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash.
The Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash used speed, footwork, light, and shadows to create errors in one's sight and hearing. With each sword attack, many illusions would be created. It was said that ultimately tens of thousands of illusions could be created.
Then when matched with the powers from the ether particles, these illusions would all be given physical forms. What was even more amazing was that the cultivator would be able to switch positions with any of the illusions as he wished.
Of course, the illusions could not be apart from the cultivator beyond a thousand meters.
The reason Fang Xingjian had decided on this Killing technique was firstly because it was a sword technique. Fang Xingjian's sword arts talent was the best in the world, so he would naturally want to choose a sword art Killing technique. This would allow him to cultivate fast and synthesize with many other techniques limitlessly and increase the prowess of his Killing techniques.
The second reason was because this Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash had both attacks and defences. Furthermore, it was also related to both light and speed. So, it was a good match for his Luminous Heaven Soaring Slash.
In fact, Fang Xingjian had also taken a liking to the Killing technique, Blood Rampage. It allowed one to explode their vital energy and blood, and change his form to enter a rampage mode, increasing his five attributes greatly.
It was a pity that this was a 'transformation' Killing technique because such killing techniques, which required one to change their form, would have a high requirement for endurance and flexibility attributes. Fang Xingjian had yet to reach the requirements in these areas.
As a Knight who specialized in speed, he was more suitable for Killing techniques which increased damage prowess through footwork and speed.
Therefore, Fang Xingjian instructed the maid, "I'll choose the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash. What should I do next?"
The maid bowed and said, "In a while, a teacher who cultivates the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash will be coming here to instruct you. Please wait here for a short moment."
Fang Xingjian nodded, sat cross-legged in the courtyard and rested. He knew that although the Regional Academy was a place to nurture Conferred Knights, so it was impossible for all of the teachers to be Conferred Knights. Furthermore, it was even more impossible for a Conferred Knight teacher to be constantly in the academy at all times.
There were many Conferred Knights in the academy who were teachers officially, but less than half of them were truly involved in teaching. Each of them had their own businesses, clans, influences, and thus, most of them would only need to come over for a short while when there were lessons. For the most part, they would not be in the academy.
Of course, there were also some Conferred Knights who were obsessed with martial arts and stayed in the academy all the time. While they pursued their paths in martial arts, they also had the roles of teachers. These were the people who always stayed in the academy.
After waiting for about two hours, an old man with messy hair and unkempt appearance emerged. It was hard to tell that he was a Knight. After coming in, he threw a glance toward Fang Xingjian and said, "You're an examinee for this year's selection? You seems composed."
Fang Xingjian's brows twitched. It was clear with one look that this old man was a Knight who was engrossed in the pursuit of martial arts. So, it was not strange that he did not recognize Fang Xingjian's identity. There were just too many Knights who were deeply engrossed in the pursuit of martial arts and did not concern themselves with the outside world.
Even twenty-four hours were not enough for them to study martial arts and the ether particles. Being engrossed in cultivation, how could they possibly still concern themselves with things which were happening in the outside world. To the top notch Conferred Knights, things like the Regional Selection were even less of a concern to them.
This was because... for the top Conferred Knights, it would usually be years, or even decades, before the other Conferred Knights in their batch would be able to provide any help to them.
That old man threw a glance at Fang Xingjian, did not give any greetings and then said impatiently, "I've many things to attend to and will leave after teaching you once. If you have any problems, just practice it by yourself."
With that, he waved his hand, broke a branch across space and held it in his hand, demonstrating the sword moves.
"The most important thing in the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash is the footwork, sword techniques, and the use of ether particles. This set of Killing Technique was left behind by the Flash Cult which died out three hundred years ago. Several decades ago, the Royalty collected this Killing Technique, and it's extremely profound. Since you haven't gone through the second transition, it's going to be very difficult for you.
"The clones the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash created are known as Godly Demon Clones. Each of them have physical forms with ether particles channelled into them."
As the old man explained, he waved the branch about, and with a sway, he created a Godly Demon Clone. The two silhouettes sparred, creating light bangs.
"I'll teach you the footwork first. There's a total of 128 steps to the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash's footwork. They are connected to each other, and only when you've managed to switch through the many steps, will you then be able to create a Godly Demon Clone.
"Next is the control of ether particles. Ether particles are waves, and you need to take note of the frequencies. There's a trick here, which is to keep it at the same frequency as your sword moves.
"The reason why the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash is a set of sword technique is because it changes a person's frequency through the sword moves and thus creates Godly Demon Clones."
As he explained, the old man demonstrated all the footwork and sword moves to the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash once through. Although his tone and expression appeared to be extremely impatient, his demonstration was very complete, with no steps missed. It took him a total of three hours to explain each step in detail.
"Alright, my explanation is over. If you can remember, then good. If you can't, go apply to check out the records in the library. Don't come and bother me anymore."
Having said that, he noticed Fang Xingjian had already started practicing the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash. However, he could clearly sense the immaturity in Fang Xingjian's moves since he had only just started practicing and was not familiar with them.
He laughed and said, "Haha, do you think that this set of sword technique is easy? This is a Killing technique for Conferred Knights-a Killing technique for the second transition.
"It requires the tapping into the tremendous powers from the heavens and the earth in order to exchange powers with ether particles. It's not as easy as the first transition Killing techniques you have learned in the past..." Then suddenly, the old man stopped.
While the old man was talking, Fang Xingjian's sword moves had become more mature, as though he had been practicing for several months.
By the time the old man was finishing up his sentence, Fang Xingjian's Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash was already being executed smoothly. Each and every step was executed with such perfection that no matter how strict the teacher was, they would not be able to find any problems with it. It was as though Fang Xingjian had been practicing for several years.
Thereafter, amidst the old man's astonished gaze, Fang Xingjian's body swayed, and a Godly Demon Clone appeared in a flash. It then started to spar with Fang Xingjian's real body, and the Demoness' Howl he was holding let out crisp sounds.
However, after a few consecutive collisions, the Godly Demon Clone disappeared, and Fang Xingjian came to a stop. He mumbled to himself, "It's a bit incompatible with my habits, but I can make some changes to it."
With that, he swung his longsword and started to change the sword moves of the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash. He performed the same exact move five times, changing it slightly every time. On the fifth time, a hint of change flashed past his body, and another Godly Demon Clone appeared. Its appearance, disposition, and movements were all many times more concise than before, and it appeared even more realistic.
The old man looked at this scene in disbelief and said, "Is... is this really the first time you're practicing the Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash?" He had almost believed Fang Xingjian had learned this technique long ago and was only pretending that he had not.
However, recalling how stiff Fang Xingjian's actions were earlier and the slight changes he had shown... This was definitely not something which could be acted out so easily.
In the next moment, this martial-arts-obsessed teacher of the Regional Academy suddenly had an escalated appreciation for talent. He could not help but ask, "What's your name? You seem very talented. How about this, do you want to come help out in my sword arts team?"