Chapter 55 Profoundness and Comprehension
After Anthony and Jack left, Fang Xingjian was left alone in the training room, waving his longsword to portray different sword stances.
As he thrusted the sword again and again, various sword techniques were displayed, almost as if a massive amount of flowers had bloomed majestically.
In his hands, it was as if the sword techniques had their own souls, and with the increase in the number of sword techniques he had been practicing, the level of cultivation of his sword arts was also brought to new heights. Regardless if it was the speed at which he was learning sword arts; or their application in battles; or the flow in switching from sword stance to sword stance, they had all improved qualitatively.
However, towards the matter of Perfect Muscles, he still felt that something was not right, as if something was missing – something which caused him to not be able to achieve Perfect Muscles.
The various rumors that were going around with regards to Fang Xingjian seemed to be progressively getting worse. The Knights who passed by Fang Xingjian’s villa all looked towards it with gazes filled with contempt.
As the students in Class 256 all completed their job transitions one after another, with Fang Xingjian still not being able to complete his job transition at such a late point in time, more and more people grew to believe that Fang Xingjian had entered the academy through backdoor, and that he did not have the talent to be a Prefectural Champion.
Another fifteen days passed by. Fang Xingjian perfected the basic sword techniques of the Tempest Overload and the others to the maximum level, bringing himself additional increments for his attributes.
During this period, he had picked up an additional sword technique, the Storm Sword Technique, which was specially targeted towards raising one’s agility attribute. This was done in order to increase his own agility attribute, as well as to get a moderate increase in other attributes.
Having brought fifteen sword techniques to their maximum level, there were a few Nurturing techniques which did not overlap and brought him additional potential points. Of course, this also caused him to have to increase his training time to three hours in order to accumulate potential points , and the potential he could gain increased to 8500 points.
Therefore, Fang Xingjian’s attributes changed to become:
Nurturing Sword Techniques
Training Sword Techniques
Elementary Survival Instinct,
8,500 point increase/day
Level 1 Mistral Windgod’s Waves
Mental Cultivation Method
Level 1 Ice Age Meditation Art
At present, Fang Xingjian was only 4 points away before his agility attribute met the requirements for the Windstorm Sword Hero. However, most of his sword techniques had already reached their maximum level, and there were lesser varieties of Nurturing techniques which he had yet to learn.
Therefore, from now onwards, he would probably have to depend on potential to increase his attributes. What was left was the job progress and Waves after the job transition was completed.
However, even after he had perfected the three Divine Level characters’ fifteen sword techniques to their maximum levels, he was still unable to grasp the Perfect Muscles specialty.
From this, it was obvious how tough it was to become a Windstorm Sword Hero. What Fang Xingjian had already achieved would probably, by comparison, be something that one with mediocre talent be unable to accomplish even with decades of training. Even a genius like Kaunitz would probably need to take at least twenty years to achieve Fang Xingjian’s current level.
While one was spending decades to complete the first transition, other people from the same class would probably have long completed their second transition, or would have even reached the pinnacle of their second transition and were just waiting to see if they could achieve a breakthrough and attain the Divine Level.
It was also why, after all these years, no had had attempted to try out those rare jobs… While they were powerful, it was impossible for ordinary people to put so much resources and time to waste.
Only a monstrous level talent like Fang Xingjian would be able to achieve so much within two and a half months.
However, even Fang Xingjian had not been able to fully grasp the principle behind the Perfect Muscles. He started to have doubts as to whether or not he had been too confident at the start, and made the wrong choice.
‘My talent is many times better than the three predecessors. If they can do it, there’s no reason that I can’t.’
Once again, Fang Xingjian displayed the fifteen sets of basic sword techniques, while their use, profoundness, principles, and other factors all flashed through his mind as he tried to think of their similarities, and think of the definition of Perfect Muscles on Earth.
‘Perfect Muscles, each person would have a little of it and most people would only be able to get it though extreme training in small amounts each time, but with high repetitions. It must be maintained and yet can only be increased by a little. Theoretically speaking, it is impossible for it to cover all parts of the body.
‘Tempest Overlord and the others… How on earth did they managed to achieve it before completing their first transition?’
Just as Fang Xingjian was thinking about it, Jack and Anthony knocked opened the door, dashing in one after another.
“Xingjian, bad news. Kaunitz has defeated Robert!”
They yelled out, but saw that Fang Xingjian was as if he had been possessed, mumbling while he continued with his sword practice.
“Fang Xingjian, did you even hear what we said?!” Jack shouted.
“Kaunitz’s Waves broke through to level 3. He has unparalleled talent in Waves cultivation, and coupled with the job advantage of the Six Armed Asura, he managed to defeat Robert.
“Now, everyone is saying that he should be this batch’s Prefectural Champion, and that he is the person with the strongest talent amongst us.”
Anthony said with a grim look on his face, “He has already said that so long as you are willing to kowtow to him, apologize, and admit that he should be the real Prefectural Champion, he is willing to let you go from the battle that will be taking place half a month later.”
Seeing that Fang Xingjian was still carrying on with his sword practice as if he was possessed, Jack could not hold it in any longer and shouted out, “Did you hear what we’ve said?! Kaunitz’s Waves has reached level 3!”
“Waves?” Fang Xingjian was stunned for a moment and he suddenly stopped.
“To get a high level of cultivation for the Waves, it is best for it to be continuously circulating at all times.”
“The three of them are all equipped with great talent in the area of Waves cultivation.”
“Perfect Muscles requires extreme training in small amounts each time but with high repetition.”
“All over the body?”
“At all times?”
“All three of them were absolute talents in Waves cultivation?”
Fang Xingjian’s face twitched, and suddenly he broke out into a loud laughter.
Jack and Anthony exchanged glances, “It can’t be?”
“Could it be that this guy was dealt a blow and has gone crazy?”
Fang Xingjian said, “I understand, I finally understand. Kaunitz’s talent in Waves cultivation is real, but for the other three, theirs were faked.They used the sword movements to substitute Waves movements. This meant that their muscles were constantly trained for twenty-four hours daily, thus allowing them to achieve the Perfect Muscles.”
“Therefore, they all had five sets of sword techniques which covered the training for every part of their body. It was because they needed to replace all their daily motions with sword motions.”
Jack blinked and asked, “Xingjian, what are you talking about?”
They did not have the chance to probe any further before they were chased out by Fang Xingjian. After that, Fang Xingjian continued his sword practice, one stance at a time. But unlike how he did so previously, he tried to compare each breath in the Mistral Windgod’s Waves, each flow of his blood, with a similar sword movement which produced the same motion.
Humans could control the rhythm of their breath, and could affect the blood’s flow through compressing one’s organs and muscles. Therefore, they would naturally be able to achieve a similar effects through various movements, just like sword practice.
It was like when a punch was dealt, blood would naturally gush towards the fist.
With a point of a finger, the fingertips would have a swollen feeling. It was blood coagulating at the fingertips.
Fang Xingjian wanted to cultivate his Waves through sword practice, and then allow himself to continuously circulate Waves for twenty-four hours at all times.
Such a sword practice was equivalent to Waves cultivation, and cultivating the Waves would be equivalent to going through sword practice. So long as Waves were circulated, he would be able to train each and every piece of his muscles at all times.
He wanted to combine Waves and sword arts into one.
Fang Xingjian’s current advantage was much more than the Tempest Overlord and the others. It was because he had picked up thirty-four sets of sword techniques and had a monstrous talent. He could easily find out the sword movement which could produce the same rhythm as the Wave’s.
Just in terms of Nurturing techniques and Training techniques, he could very well be considered a master of his generation.
Therefore, as each day passed by, just seven days before the promise of three months was up, Fang Xingjian finally managed to complete all of his substitutions.