Chapter 302 Training Partner
Faced with Fang Xingjian's request, Head of Department James shook his head and said, "Hoppes will definitely not agree. He doesn't even have enough time for his sword arts research, so how could he have time to help you with your training?"
"Then what about you? There shouldn't be any problems, right?"
"Oh?" James grinned and said, "You should know what I want."
Fang Xingjian naturally knew what James wanted. Wasn't the reason why the other party was willing to guard the Pantheon Monument for several decades was to be able to know the mysteries behind it?
Fang Xingjian considered it for a moment before saying, "I can split up the seven levels of mysteries of the Pantheon Monument into seven parts and provide it to you."
Since there were seven levels of mysteries, there were naturally seven versions to it, with six evolutions in total. Fang Xingjian could provide it to the other party in several parts in exchange for the other party providing him with various help.
James would naturally not agree to splitting it into so many parts, and he tried to negotiate, "Seven times is too much. Why don't you give me the first three levels of the mysteries first? The first two levels are definitely too easy for me."
Right now, James was looking at Fang Xingjian with sparkling eyes. To him, Fang Xingjian was now like the freshest and most delicious cake in the world.
Fang Xingjian said directly, "Between heaven and earth, power rules.
"Between various powers, astral reigns supreme.
"It'll be split into seven parts and one part will be given to you each time. If you don't want it, then forget it."
James was staring at Fang Xingjian hungrily, and when the latter stopped after telling him the starting part, James felt so anxious that he scratched his head. With the one thing that he had been pursuing for half his life placed before him, even he could not hold it in anymore. He immediately said, "Alright, alright. We'll leave it as seven parts. Quickly, tell me quickly."
Therefore, on the way back, Fang Xingjian slowly explained the first level of mystery of the Pantheon Monument to James.
When the two of them arrived at the academy, James let out a long exhale, and it felt as if his entire disposition was going through a gradual change.
He exclaimed, "Waves? It's actually Waves? To think that the ultimate profoundness of the Pantheon Monument is Waves. It's a pity..." However, he quickly shook his head, "If I had gotten this twenty years... no, even if it had been just ten years ago, I would probably have changed my Waves directly. However, it's too late now."
Fang Xingjian questioned, "You said that... it's too late?"
James smiled and replied, "My lifespan should only have a few years left." Although they were discussing a very serious topic, his expression was very relaxed, "But before I die, I could finally understand the mysteries of the Pantheon Monument and see the appearance of a genius like you. I'm able to die without any regrets."
Fang Xingjian asked, "Even someone at your level doesn't have any way of extending your lifespan?"
"Extending lifespan? Haha, when you're at level 25 and your ether synchronization rate has exceeded 60%, you'll be able to sense the minute structure of your physical body and see the little worms which form it. By then, you'll be able to adjust the structure of your body. Every level 25 Conferred Knight is able to live to an age of 120 years old. Their bodies won't deteriorate and they will be free of all illnesses.
"And when you're at level 29 with an ether synchronization rate of 100%, you'll be able to sense time and space and truly freeze and delay the ageing of your body. However, even with that, you'll only be able to extend your lifespan to 150 years old.
"Of course, regardless of whether it's 120 or 150 years old, up until the moment they die, a Conferred Knight will neither fall sick nor age much. Their abilities won't suffer from any deterioration, and they will only completely wither away at the moment of death."
A weird glow shone in Fang Xingjian's eyes. He seemed to be considering if he could extend his lifespan when he reached level 25 and 29 respectively, or if his lifespan still remain at five years even after he has reach level 29. No, by now, it should be only 3.5 years left.
He continued to ask, "Then what about Divine level?"
"Divine level? I don't know. It's said that they are able to live longer." James shook his head and said, "They can destroy cities, wipe out entire countries, and kill thousands or tens of thousands of people with just a single thought. But at the end, no one will be able to breakthrough the restrictions of their lifespans."
Fang Xingjian did not continued speaking, and James did not seem to be willing to continue on the serious topic either. He said directly, "Come, let's go to your training room and start your training now."
Both of them were Conferred Knight who had transcended human limits, and sleep was something which they could long do without. They could cultivate any time they wished to and would not be in danger regardless of whether it was day or night.
Therefore, the two of them went to Fang Xingjian's training room. Taking a deep breath and sensing the endless flow of information entering his brain, Fang Xingjian felt as if he had gotten a yet little stronger.
Across from him, James randomly drew out a wooden practice sword and asked, "What sword arts are you cultivating now?"
"Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash." Fang Xingjian also drew out a wooden sword and asked, "You know of it, right?"
James laughed out, "There's really not many sword techniques in the Regional Academy which I don't know of."
With a slight sway of his body, over a hundred silhouettes leaped from his body, causing strong gales to blow, and dashed out toward Fang Xingjian as a sword formation.
On the other end, Fang Xingjian shook his body slightly and over a hundred Godly Demon Clones flew out as well. They charged forth like a military formation, clashing against James' clones.
Dong dong dong dong... A series of disorderly sounds endlessly came out from the training room.
"This won't do. The exchange of your ether particles is too slow.
"You must learn to think from another perspective.
"Each clone must use a different sword technique.
"Don't always make it mutual annihilation.
"Take note of the lights and shadows."
When the two of them were sparring, James naturally had upper hand. Regardless of whether it was his ether synchronization rate, his five attributes, or the support from his various specialties, they had all caused his Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash to harbor great prowess.
And as they continued to spar, James continued to guide Fang Xingjian as well.
Someone's guidance naturally better than a person learning alone.
It was just like in universities where students would have to choose between self-study and listening to lectures. Between the two, it was more efficient to listen to a teacher's lecture.
For learning, this has always been the easiest, fastest, and most efficient way to improve.
It was the same for when Fang Xingjian picked up sword techniques. It would obviously be faster for someone to share their knacks and theories which others have found out with him rather than him trying to comprehend them himself.
It was just that the sword techniques he had picked up in the past were too easy and the teachers' levels were not as high as James'. Therefore, it had been easier for Fang Xingjian to learn by himself.
However, right now, under James' guidance, Fang Xingjian felt like a fish in water and his sword arts level improved in leaps and bounds.
However, he did not know that James was more surprised than he was. It was because James realized that all of the problems he had mentioned, he had almost never needed to bring them up a second time..
This meant that no matter what flaw he brought up, Fang Xingjian would be able to fix it immediately and not make the same mistake again.
This effect was too exhilarating for both of them. Regardless of whether it was the person teaching or the person learning, they were both able to experience the feeling of spotting a mistake or flaw and immediately changing it, thus improving. The feeling of such a great sense of achievement was unrivalled.
Therefore, the more James taught, the more excited he felt. The two of them went through guidance, training, and having meals. In the blink of an eye, an entire night passed.
Right now, in the training room, there were over eight hundred silhouettes attacking James from all directions. Each of the clones were like a physical body, driving lights and shadows, bringing up air currents, and even performing various sword techniques.
James' Godly Demon Clones were almost completely suppressed and had no way of fighting back.
Finally, with a loud roar, another two hundred silhouettes came out from Fang Xingjian's body. The several hundreds of clones cramped and filled up the entire training room. However, at the next moment, they disappeared one by one. Finally, only Fang Xingjian's original body was left standing. His eyes were closed as he slowly tried to remember the feeling from earlier.
After going through tough training overnight, with James' help, his progress had increased by another three or four times at least. His Ninety Thousand Godly Demon Flash reached the maximum level of level 40, and he could create a total of 501 Godly Demon Clones.