Chapter 122: Array Master, Sealing off space
"How big is the space that you see?" Feng Zhi Xing asked.
Sima You Yue looked around her, saying, "How big is it? I don't see an end, it's limitless."
Feng Zhi Xing's shock turned into gaping astonishment. He looked at Sima You Yue for a long time speechlessly.
After waiting for quite a long time, Feng Zhi Xing still had yet to reply her so Sima You Yue opened her eyes, asking puzzledly, "Master?"
Feng Zhi Xing took a breath, saying, "Alright, enough. You can retrieve your hand."
"Oh." Sima You Yue retrieved her hand, saying, "What was that?"
Feng Zhi Xing kept the box away, saying, "This was to test the level of one's perception of space."
"One's perception of space?
What was his point of testing her for this?
"Yup." Feng Zhi Xing said, "Didn't I say that I would teach you a skill? I'm not an Alchemist so I can't teach you alchemy. However, I can teach you about Arrays."
"Arrays? Master is an Array Master?" Sima You Yue was incredibly surprised. She had never heard anything about him being an Array Master.
Although she had taken the Teleportation Array a few times, she had never met an Array Master. It was said that Array Masters in the capital were even rarer than Alchemists and Armament Masters.The moment she heard that Feng Zhi Xing was an Array Master, her eyes shone with an uncontrollable surprise and passion.
Feng Zhi Xing nodded, saying, "If you want to become an Array Master, aside from possessing a huge amount of mental energy, you need to possess perception for space. Since you have already managed to become an Alchemist, it shows that there is no problem with your mental power. Through that test just now, we have ascertained that your level of perceptivity towards space is not bad. As long as you have enough understanding, you will definitely be able to become an Array Master.
"Is it very difficult to become an Array Master?" Sima You Yue asked.
"You just have to think about the differences between an Array Master, an Alchemist and Armament Master, and you will be able to imagine how difficult it is to become an Array Master." Feng Zhi Xing said, "Alchemists need to depend on a huge amount of mental power. However, for Array Masters, this is just the foundation. This is because space is a form of nothingness. The most important thing for it is not mental power but perception and understanding. If you can't achieve these two points, even if you increase your mental power, you will never be able to become an Array Master."
"So this is the case. I was just wondering what I never heard of any Array Masters in the Capital! It's because it's so troublesome to become an Array Master." Sima You Yue nodded her head in understanding.
"Right. That's why an Array Master has such high standing and influence. If you were to become an Array Master, all other professions have no choice but to pay their respects to you whenever they see you." Feng Zhi Xing said.
"Ah? It's that great to be an Array Master?!"
"That's a given." Feng Zhi Xing said, "There are so many different types of arrays and they have such a large variety of uses, big and small. Over where I live, many cities are dependent on arrays in order to resist foreign invasion. Every single city has a teleportation array and all this is just the general picture. The strength of an Array Master is not that great, but having an array focused on defense will help them wait for support from others. Furthermore, an illusion array will cause those who are invading to be confused and lose their way. We also have arrays focused on offense where, the moment a person enters, they will receive injury from power shot out from the array.
Sima You Yue listened to Feng Zhi Xing prattle on and on, finally pursing her lips twice, saying, "There are actually so many different kinds of arrays…"
"There are many different kinds of arrays. You will slowly get to know them in the future." Feng Zhi Xing said, "Furthermore, a highly ranked Array Master will be able to fully comprehend the special and unique parts of being an Array Master."
"What kind of special parts?" Sima You Yue asked curiously.
Feng Zhi Xing swept his eyes over the house. When he saw a lampstand, he said, "Bring that candle over and light it."
Sima You Yue went over to the lampstand and took the candle. She lit it and placed it on the table.
Feng Zhi Xing looked over at the candle for a moment before saying, "Try to blow out that candle."
Sima You Yue leaned over and blew on the candle. According to experience, blowing from such a short distance would definitely blow out the candle. However, the fire on the candle did not even flicker. It was as if she had never blown on it at all.
Sima You Yue blew on it again but the flame on the candle did not move at all.
"What's going on here?" Sima You Yue asked as she looked at Feng Zhi Xing.
He didn't move at all, so how come she couldn't blow it out?
"Stretch out your hand and touch it." Feng Zhi Xing said,
Sima You Yue stretch forth a finger, thinking of giving the candle a poke. However, it was as if she was being separated by something and could not touch the candle at all.
"Master, what is going on?" Sima You Yue asked in surprise.
"This is because I have already sealed off the space surrounding the candle. That's why you can't touch it at all." Feng Zhi Xing stretched forth his hand as he spoke to touch the candle.
Sima You Yue's hand had always remained there and she was extremely clear about the feeling of that layer obstructing her. However, Feng Zhi Xing could directly touch the candle!
"Even this is possible! This is too weird!" Sima You Yue was poking at the invisible barrier again at again with extreme interest. "However, what use does this have?"
"Since the space has been sealed, others will not be able to enter this space. When you are fighting with others, the opponent's outside help must first break through your barrier before entering. Furthermore, within your space, the opponent’s strength will be greatly limited, so much so that you will be able to cross over an entire rank." Feng Zhi Xing slowly explained everything to her, "In addition, if the opponent tries to attack you, if you can seal the space surrounding you, he won't be able to harm you."
"Being able to restrict everyone's attacks to the outside? Isn't that super powerful?! If I were to battle others, and I just locked the surrounding space around me whenever they tried to attack me, wouldn't I be invincible?" Sima You Yue said.
"How would that be possible! This is in direct relation to the Array Master's strength." Feng Zhi Xing said, "The higher the strength and comprehension of an Array Master, the more powerful his abilities at sealing off space. It is similar to cultivation in this point. The stronger one is, the more firm one's barrier of space. The resistance to attack will also be greater. Furthermore, how big or small the amount of space sealed will be different according to your degree of strength. There are some Array masters who can seal a space around the size of a house. However, there are also those who can only seal off a space the size of a fist."
"If I am able to comprehend how to seal off space, that would be too awesome!" Sima You Yue said.
"The unique skill of an Array Master, that is more powerful that sealing off space, is space manipulation. Something more powerful than that is shattering space. No matter what skill, it's all dependent on comprehending space." Feng Zhi Xing said, "I'm only telling you these things because I want you to understand the position an Array Master holds in this world. It is also an area that you have to put in effort for in the future."
"I understand." Sima You Yue nodded as the amount of adoration and worship she had for Array Masters increased in her heart.
"I have two beginner books on Arrays here with me. One of them is on basic knowledge of Arrays and the other is on the different types of arrays. I have written some notes on them. When you read them, it won't be too difficult." Feng Zhi Xing took out two books and handed them to Sima You Yue, "It's just as I said earlier. If you want to become an Array Master, you have to comprehend the mysteries of space yourself. This Array Book will also be useful for this foundational aspect."
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