Chapter 133 Return
Just like that, Fang Xingjian analyzed that piece of metal for several hours, discovering that it seemed to be able to convert kinetic energy into heat with only a small amount of energy depletion. It could be said to be an extremely perfect metallic material.
Fang Xingjian had seen several unique casting materials in the Miracle World for the past few days, including various metals which were like jelly, metals which could change their forms according to one’s will, and iron bars which could extend upon absorbing sunlight.
But it was his first time seeing such an amazing material that was a great match for his Effulgence Weapon.
Fang Xingjian looked to Edgar and asked, “What is this?”
Edgar took a look and said, “This is Seism Steel. This material is not considered to be sturdy, but it could fend off various impacts and crushing resistance. It’s considered quite a good material.
“But this thing is very rare.”
These few days, after having interacted with Fang Xingjian, he discovered that if they did not talk about stuff related to killing and eradicating villains, Fang Xingjian was generally someone who was relatively easier to communicate with. He also started to get more familiar with him.
He threw Fang Xingjian a glance, asking, “You want this thing?”
Fang Xingjian nodded, “What’s the price like?”
“It’s not the problem about money.” Edgar shook his head and said, “The Garcia people have attacked and the Western Garrison has raised the security across hundreds of kilometers away. Things like the Seism Steel have also been taken in by the army.
“The mine producing Seism Steel has also been guarded, and normal people are not able to access it at all.
“If you want it now, you need to think of a way to get them through the military. Otherwise, you’ll have to pass through the battlefield to head to the mine to look for them.”
Fang Xingjian frowned. This Seism Steel was simply too suitable for him to use as a smelting material for his Effulgence Weapon, and once there were sufficient amount of it, he had the confidence to allow his Effulgence Weapon to take form within a day.
“There’s not even a bit of it left in Kirst now.” Edgar shook his head. “The only reason I was able to get my hands on it was because it just so happened that someone was left with a little bit of its essence. If you’re looking for it, other than the mine and the military, there’s no other way out.”
Fang Xingjian nodded, picked up that piece of Seism Steel and headed for the door.
Edgar was stunned. He said, “You’re leaving?”
Fang Xingjian did not reply. He had accomplished a big portion of his goal in Kirst. His mental cultivation method could really be improved consciously, and he was even able to affirm the direction of his mental cultivation method, his own heart, his own path.
He had already completed his collection of sword arts, and as long as he trained these sword arts he had gained to the maximum level, it would be sufficient to level up his Unparalleled Sword Intent.
As for his Effulgence Weapon, he had already gotten the right direction. He needed to gather Seism Steel to speed up the formation of his Effulgence Weapon.
Seeing Fang Xingjian’s leaving silhouette, Edgar was stunned and he could not help but ask, “Young man, you have outstanding talent and a bright future before you. Why do you need to make things difficult for those scums at the bottom of the society?
“There are so many darkness in the world. Are you able to eradicate all of them?”
Fang Xingjian did not turn back, but just spoke as he walked, “At least I have the heart and will to do so.”
Edgar was stunned speechless for a long while. Only after Fang Xingjian’s silhouette had completely disappeared did he then mumble to himself, “What a strong will to kill.”
With Fang Xingjian’s speed, he managed to return to the academy at a very great speed. But once he came back, he saw a figure standing outside his villa.
Fang Xingjian stopped, and said to the person, “Master.”
Huang Lin turned over, wearing a poker face as he asked, “You’ve killed a lot of people while you were in Kirst City?”
Fang Xingjian did not hide but look at Huang Lin and said, “Yes.”
“Why did you kill them?” Huang Lin asked.
Fang Xingjian reply, “Kill those who deserves to be killed in order to appease my heart.”
Huang Lin sighed, “Who are those who deserves to be killed? This is a world where the weak will stand as easy prey to the strong, where the strong stays and the weak are eliminated. Who hasn’t done a few wrongs in their life? It’s fine if you’ve killed these people since they are just ordinary people. But have you ever asked yourself, if the other party was a Knight, Conferred Knight, or Divine level expert, would you still kill them?”
Fang Xingjian did not hesitate as he replied, “I will slash them one by one.”
Huang Lin’s brows furrowed even more. “The way you’re doing this, your future path will only get increasingly narrow. No one would like to have a companion like you. No matter a commoner, an aristocrat, or the Empire’s echelon, if they were all to become your enemy, what would you do?
“If I had done something wrong, and it was an act of great evil which I would not be able to make up for even with my life, will you also kill me?”
Fang Xingjian frowned and remained silent for a moment. He had thought of lying, thought of making up various excuses, but he was constantly thinking. The thoughts in his consciousness got increasingly clearer, and increasingly firmer.
Facing Huang Lin’s gaze which was like a sharp sword, he said calmly, “It must be so.”
His words had yet to finish when an overwhelming strength surged towards him. With a loud thud, Fang Xingjian was sent flying and thrown into the villa as he spewed out a large mouthful of blood.
‘This is teacher’s… this is a Conferred Knight’s true abilities?’
Fang Xingjian crawled to his feet gradually. ‘To think that even I was completely unable to react when he display his full speed.’
At the next moment, countless sword lights descended from the sky, as if heavy rain pouring down, seeming as if they were going to completely encompass Fang Xingjian.
Fang Xingjian’s countenance turned grim. He drew out his longsword, and turned it into sword Qi tornadoes, gushing towards the sword lights.
With a series of crisp clinking sounds, it was as if with every sword Fang Xingjian received, a new wound would appear on his body. In the blink of an eye, a large number of wounds were left all over his body.
Huang Lin’s full powered attack, a Conferred Knight’s true prowess, was fully displayed before Fang Xingjian without reservation.
Streams of sword techniques gushed down like a great river. They were so fast that Fang Xingjian could only see blurred shadows. The strength so tremendous that each time he received a blow, his bones and muscles would let out creaking sounds.
With a bang, the longsword shattered. Fang Xingjian let out a grunt, and retreated seven steps before he managed to stand firm on his feet.
He lifted his head and saw that the whole villa was now encompassed by up to ten thousand sword forces.
It was Huang Lin’s Killing technique – Void Laceration Long Sword. It froze sword forces in the air, forming a unique view as if there was a laser cage.
Huang Lin’s voice came from afar, “You rebellious disciple. You don’t need to participate in the actual combat training this time around. I’ve stored sufficient food in the villa. You can just stay here and reflect on yourself.”
Fang Xingjian closed his eyes and sat cross-legged on the floor, his mind still replaying Huang Lin’s sword technique earlier which was like a great gushing river. However, the speed was too fast and he was not able to see it clearly, let alone find a flaw or even learn it.
‘The me now is still not a match for a Conferred Knight?’
On the other side, the Headmaster looked at the exhausted Huang Lin as he sighed and asked, “Why do you have to do this?”
Huang Lin smiled and said, “I can’t let him be like me. The actual combat training this time round is too dangerous. It’s better for this old man to shoulder it all.”
The Headmaster shook his head. “Why is it that all of you who train in the sword have such bad tempers.”
“If one’s heart is not upright, the sword would not be straight.” Huang Lin smiled and said, “Had he not the relentless spirit to press on despite going through deaths a hundred times over, had he only cared for his well-being, he would be trash no matter how high the level of his sword arts cultivation, even if he were to be put through a hundred deaths. And there was no way that he would be worthy to become that person’s subordinate.
“While this chap’s mental cultivation method is slightly extreme, at least he has something which belongs only to himself.
“With the determination to press on forward, he would have greater chances to break through Heaven’s Perception and step into the second transition.”