Chapter 205 The Revelation
Seeing Fang Xingjian ridiculing David, many people laughed. However, regardless of whether they were laughing or not, their gazes were filled with deep astonishment as they looked at Fang Xingjian.
Heaven’s Perception, and the ability to slash through David’s Atmospheric Armor with Effulgence Weapon at first transition level? Countless people were curiously guessing what special effects Fang Xingjian’s Effulgence Weapon had. To think that it could slash through the Atmospheric Guard which was well-known for its defence!
Green-haired Gable was also staring with eyes wide-open and mouth agape at what Fang Xingjian had done. When he saw Fang Xingjian walking toward him, he unconsciously took a few steps back before he gulped and said, “You’re good!” He then put up his thumb up for Fang Xingjian, saying, “I’ve got to hand it to you for actually slashing through David’s Atmospheric Armor.”
David was an aristocrat genius who had quite a good reputation in Great Western City, someone a profligate son like Gable utterly detested. However, David’s ability was astonishing, and he also had a strong background. Moreover, Gable knew well how powerful David’s Atmospheric Armor actually was.
He was even thinking that if the Atmospheric Armor’s defence was even stronger than a level 9 Empire’s Divine Weapon, with Fang Xingjian being able to slash through it, would it not mean that he would be able to slash though a level 9 Empire’s Divine Weapon as if he were chopping up a melon or some kind of vegetable?
Thinking these, his gaze when looking at Fang Xingjian seemed to be filled with more favorable thoughts.
The aristocrats who had been explaining to their companions how powerful the Atmospheric Armor was, and who had confidently said that it would be impossible for Fang Xingjian to slash through it, now all felt embarrassed, not daring to face their partners’ doubtful gazes.
However, Devitt smiled. Another genius had risen under his rule, so how could he not feel happy? He nodded to Fang Xingjian and said, “Excellent, excellent, excellent. When I saw you last time, I knew that you were a person of great talent. I felt that your loss of sight was a pity, but to think that until now when we’ve met again not only did you not waste your life away, but you’ve actually put in more effort and progressed even more. You’ve even attained Heaven’s Perception earlier than other people!
“Since you’ve already attained Heaven’s Perception, then you’ll definitely have no problems stepping into the second transition. I’ll make an exception for your registration even though you were late. His Majesty will not blame me for this. On the other hand, if I were to insist against it, I’ll just be seen as stubborn and obstinate.” He gave it some thought, then said, “Valen.”
Fatty Valen bowed, grinning, and waiting for Governor Devitt’s instructions.
“Help Fang Xingjian settle the issue with the registration. Just tell them that it’s under my command.”
“Yes.” Valen smiled and nodded, then winked at Fang Xingjian.
Lilia suddenly pounced on Fang Xingjian and hugged from the back. She happily said, “Teacher, I knew you were the best! You’re the strongest! I knew it!”
From afar, Kirst’s City Lord saw everything that had happened in the hall and sighed. He had not expected that Fang Xingjian would not only overcome the challenge of his loss of sight, but actually return in even greater glory, having attained Heaven’s Perception and a Divine level expert’s admiration.
Next to Kirst’s City Lord, a slightly balding middle-aged man asked, “Is this how you teach your daughter?”
Kirst’s City Lord smiled. The person next to him was Mongul City’s City Lord, David’s father. Having seen his son going through such humiliation, he was clearly unhappy.
This Mongul City’s City Lord had started from the bottom, with nothing to his name. After becoming a Knight, he had joined the army, fighting his way up to success. After being discharged from the army, he was recommended for enrolment in the Mongul Academy. From there on, he managed to pass through the Regional Selection and became a Conferred Knight.
After many years, he had not only become a City Lord, but had also strengthened Mongul City, building it akin to a sturdy metal bucket. Even more impressive were his scheming abilities and his management skills. Twenty years ago, he had married the daughter of an aristocrat from the Imperial Capital, and from then on he had received the support of a great aristocratic clan in the Imperial Capital.
Just as Kirst’s City Lord was about to give an explanation, he saw Lilia’s pure and innocent smile. He sighed in his heart. How long had it been since he had last seen Lilia so happy?
He sighed and thought to himself, ‘When a girl is of age, they’ll be married off. Wife, our Lilia has unknowingly grown up.’
A slight smiled appeared on the corner of his lips as he replied, “What’s there to say when David’s skill cannot match up to others? Why, do you also want to have a match with me?”
It was obvious from his attitude that he was going to support Fang Xingjian.
Hearing that, a hint of fury flashed in the eyes of Mongul’s City Lord, “Alright, alright, alright. So this is your choice? We’ll see about that.” With that, he left. He wanted to quickly look for David and discuss how to secretly attack Fang Xingjian in the Regional Selection.
If they did not do this, David and their clan would be the laughingstock of Great Western City’s aristocrats for the next few years, or even more than ten years after the event. This was something he could not accept.
The banquet continued after all the issues had been settled. However, the majority of the people now had their attention turned to Fang Xingjian. Many aristocratic young ladies ran up to Fang Xingjian, hoping to get to know him better.
However, Lilia was like a small beast protecting its food, chasing away all those coquettish b*tches, until Rota came up together with Hamil and Ralph.
Both Hamil and Ralph appeared slightly uncomfortable when they looked at Fang Xingjian.
Fang Xingjian turned to Hamil with his eyes closed and asked, “My sword is with you, right?”
Hamil felt rather awkward as he nodded. Although it was not his idea to begin with, and the sword had been given to him through Edger’s decision, he had still been using the Superior Divine Weapon for a few months. Thinking of how Fang Xingjian had already attained Heaven’s Perception and how it was almost a sealed deal for him to become a Conferred Knight, he started to feel increasingly embarrassed.
The genius whose back view he could still see in the past had now cast him far behind.
Hearing Fang Xingjian’s question, Hamil immediately replied, “I’ll get someone to send it over tomorrow.”
Fang Xingjian nodded, then turned to Rota and said, “You’re not bad. You haven’t been wasting the past few months.”
He then threw a glance toward Ralph and shook his head, “You’re better off not participating in the selection. At least half the Knights in this hall are stronger than you.”
Hearing this, Ralph’s countenance turned grim. However, he did not dare to raise his hand against Fang Xingjian, and so he simply left in anger.
Just then, a young man dressed in a black robe and encompassed in shadows walked toward him. It was Anderson, the one who had transitioned into a Shadow Death God.
Fang Xingjian turned to him and asked, “What do you want?”
An icy-cold killing intent encompassed everyone with Anderson’s arrival, making Rota and the others feel that the hair all over their bodies were starting to stand up. It was just like the animals’ instinctive reaction when they encountered their deadly enemies.
Anderson revealed an icy-cold smile and said, “Nothing much. I’m just here to take a look at my opponent this time. Although there’s many people participating in the Regional Selection, there’s only a few whom I can call my opponents. Hoult, who has a Divine level grandmaster is one; Wei Leng whose luck left is another, and now there’s you.”
Anderson smiled as he continued, “However, you’re only slightly stronger than Wei Leng, and a lot weaker compared to Hoult and myself.” He then patted Fang Xingjian on the shoulder with the arrogance of an older person. “I hope you work hard.”
Looking at the departing Anderson, Lilia asked, “What was his intention for coming over?”
“It’s just a case of chuunibyou .” Looking at everyone’s puzzled expressions, Fang Xingjian had no choice but to explain, “It means that the person is snobbish.”
With this, everyone understood. Right then the Governor’s wife, the host of the Hundred Blossom Banquet, Hathaway, stood on the hall’s stage and clapped to get everyone’s attention.
She smiled and said, “Has everyone had a good time today? It’s about time for the Hundred Blossom Banquet’s custom, the announcement of this Regional Selection’s competition events.”
 A Japanese slang term which roughly translates to “Middle School Second Year Syndrome”. People with chuunibyou either act like a know-it-all adult and look down on real ones, or believe that they have special powers, unlike others. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Chuunibyou