Chapter 287 Number Five
Fang Xingjian was not interested in denying it and admitted directly, "That's right. I'm wearing the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor right now. Why? Do you want me to take it off when I challenge you later?"
Ada eyes lit up, and she asked curiously, "Oh? Such an important armor, a level 29 Superior Divine Armor... You're willing to put it aside and fight against me?"
"Of course, I'm not willing," Fang Xingjian said outright. "I'm not an idiot who would cast my treasure aside while I battle against someone. If I lose the armor, people would only say that I'm foolish. No one would compensate me with another one."
"Hmph, at least you're clear about that." A hint of light seemed to flashed in Ada's eyes, as if many thoughts were going through her mind. In the end, she could not help but say, "Fang Xingjian, your armor is really useful to me. Are you willing to lend it to me?"
Ada was currently at level 24 and her ether synchronization rate had already reached 59%. As she neared an ether synchronization rate of 60%, she was also trying to attain level 25.
Every 10% of the ether synchronization rate was a barrier, and each breakthrough would be a tough battle to fight. This was why it was called the Ten Heavenly Barriers. It required the Conferred Knights to have extremely strong willpower and strong minds.
Additionally, the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor contained the consciousness left behind by the level 29 expert, Domirov. If Ada could use this residual consciousness to train up her willpower and spirit, she would be able to increase her chances of attaining a breakthrough.
However, how could an important treasure like the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor be loaned out to others so easily? If the borrower was not willing to return it in the end, Fang Xingjian would not be able to do anything about it.
Therefore, he shook his head and said, "It's such a rare treasure, so how can I lend it out easily? Moreover, we're not that close with each other. It's just impossible for me to lend the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor to you."
"Don't be in a rush to reject me." Ada tried to persuade him, "I'm only going to use the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor to train up my martial will in order to prepare myself for the purpose of breaking through to a 60% ether synchronization rate. I'll definitely return it to you after.
"And don't you want to know what I'm going to offer in exchange for you lending me the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor?"
Fang Xingjian was truly curious about this, so he continued to listen attentively.
Ada said, "Your biggest crisis right now should be coming from the First Prince, right? Based on what I know, in order to complete the mastery of the thirty-six Hell's Maps and replicate the scene which has not appeared for hundreds of years, the First Prince has already staked everything he has on this. So, he no longer has any qualms.
"Moreover, his talent is really something that's hard to come by even through the generations of royalty. He has also obtained a set of Divine level remains from the Church of Universal Truth, allowing him to absorb the information of a Divine level expert at every single moment. It can be said that within a year, he will be able to attain the Divine level.
"And once he attains the Divine level, even the Second Prince will not be able to protect you. Furthermore, in order to cultivate the thirty-six Hell's Maps, the First Prince will definitely pull you in.
"You may not really understand about the cultivation of the Hell's Maps yet. Let me tell you, once you sign on the Devil's Note, you won't be able to decide on your life or death. Each thought and action you have will be controlled by the First Prince, and you'll completely become his puppet. You'll be living a life that's worse than death.
"Therefore, the reason you're in such a hurry to cultivate and show off your talent is because you hope that you'll be able to go against the First Prince, right?"
Ada had pointed out the facts clearly. To her, Fang Xingjian's greatest problem now was the First Prince. She believed that Fang Xingjian was only cultivating so furiously because he was facing the crushing pressure from the First Prince, to the extent that he was doing something like breaking through two stages of the Killing Techniques Palace within a day.
Fang Xingjian gave no answer but merely said, "Even the Second Prince isn't able to go against the First Prince, but you have a way to?"
Ada broke out into the a mysterious smile and said, "His Majesty has five princes. The First and the Second Princes aren't the only ones.
"The First Prince is truly outstanding, but when it boils down to it, it's only because he has received the most resources which comes with the status of being the eldest son.
"The Second Prince is very influential, and there are many people supporting his revolution. But it's only because he was born earlier.
"Hmph, what you people do not know is that amongst the five princes, the one who's truly amazing is the Fifth Prince. His talent is unrivalled.
"In terms of his talent in bare-fisted arts, there has been no one in history who was stronger, and there will not be any in the future who will be able to surpass him. In time, he will definitely become the strongest person in the world."
Fang Xingjian did not care about talent. Moreover, no matter how talented a person was, the person's talent would not surpass his. So, he merely asked, "You're saying that if I were to hand you the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor, you'll be able to convince the Fifth Prince to protect me?"
"Of course not. If you wish to convince the Fifth Prince, you must take the initiative to offer up the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor." As if she had sensed Fang Xingjian's lack of interest, Ada let out a cold laugh and said, "Fang Xingjian, I know that geniuses like you are all proud and arrogant creatures. You think that you'll be able to rely on your miserable talent to push your way through and attain the Divine level, and stand at the very top of the world.
"But if you've met the Fifth Prince before, you'll be able to understand that your miserable talent, when put before his, is as different as a fire torch is from the sun. You'll probably never be able to imagine how talented he is.
"It's just like how the cicadas in the summer will never be able to image what the icy snow is like."
Ada's tone was slightly arrogant and she said, brimming with confidence, "I can introduce you to the Fifth Prince. When you've met him, you'll naturally be willing to lend me the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor."
Fang Xingjian was neither interested in crazy fans like her, nor did he care about the Fifth Prince whom she was holding in high esteem. He merely turned to read the manual for the Aquatic Sword Formation.
Since he had broken through two stages consecutively, he decided to take this seriously and completely break through all the stages in the Killing Techniques Palace within a day.
Therefore, as Fang Xingjian continued to read the Aquatic Sword Formation, he once again entered a state of full concentration.
Ada let out a cold laugh, thinking of the words 'not knowing what's good for you', and continued to guide the students under her.
Rota was slightly puzzled and asked, "The Fifth Prince? Why is it I remember that since he was young, the Fifth Prince has never liked fighting and killing and was always learning to draw and write. Amongst the five princes, isn't he the only one who didn't take up martial arts?"
One of the students next to her nodded and said, "It was like that in the past. However, I heard that the Fifth Prince came across an assassin a few years ago. Taking a lesson from the painful experience, he decided to put in great effort into picking up martial arts. I don't know if it's true or not."
On the side, Fang Xingjian had already completely sunk into the reading of the Aquatic Sword Formation.
This was another extremely interesting sword technique. Through exchanging energies with ether particles, one could condense the vapour in the air, turning them into Aquatic Sword Qis, and then position the Aquatic Sword Qis in a large expanse of space to form the Aquatic Sword Formation. One would then be able to condense the water vapor in a large area and then control the sword formation through the Aquatic Sword Qis, producing a tremendous destructive prowess and defense.
The most amazing part of the Aquatic Sword Qis was that as long as one was able to form sufficient Aquatic Sword Qis, the amount of water vapor one could condense and control would be limitless.
Of course, while the sword formation was limitless, humans faced limits. Despite this, it was said that back then, the Great Western Region's second generation Headmaster had once performed the Aquatic Sword Formation in the Northern Ice Region, condensing the water vapor and turning the area within a hundred li into a large lake.