Chapter 259 Coming Out From Seclusion
Fang Xingjian’s attributes had now become:Name Fang Xingjian Age 17 Occupation Heavenly Sword Sovereign Level 20 Strength 83+6 Agility 192+6 Reaction 87 Endurance 57 Flexibility 59 Ether Synchronization Rate 10% The attributes above come into effect once the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves is activated. Due to Perfect Muscles, +5 in strength and agility (10% of the endurance attribute). Skills / Techniques: Boundaries Negation, Rebirth Sword Technique, New Nine-Headed Dragon Sword Technique, Luminous Heaven Soaring Slash, Ether Sword Ripples, Level 4 Ether Divine Art Specialties: Genius Swordsmanship, Elementary Survival Instinct, Internal Healing, Internal Training, Sword Specialist, Heightened Reflexes, Perfect Muscles, Elementary Berserkness, Level 1 Unparalleled Sword Intent Sword Bones, Swordless Path, Darkness Sword Sense, Heavenly Sword Imprint Waves Level 1 Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves Mental Cultivation Method Level 5 Universal Sword Dominance Lunisolar Potential 20,000 point increase/day
By advancing to a second transition level 20 Heavenly Sword Sovereign, not only was Fang Xingjian’s attributes strengthened greatly, his Waves, the Prodigious Astral Divine Powers Waves, could also start to level up. Additionally, his ether synchronization rate could also continue to rise.
Moreover, with the special effect of the Heavenly Sword Imprint, the maximum level for his sword techniques were increased by another ten levels, giving them further room to grow.
A feeling of satisfaction rose up inside Fang Xingjian’s mind.
Concurrently, a strong feeling of hunger passed through his body. Although he had absorbed a tremendous amount of energy from ether particles for the past ten days and nights, they were merely energy which had been used to reconstruct his body. His stomach had gone without food for a whole ten days and he was also depleted of energy. After the reconstruction of his body, he now felt hungry.
However, at the next moment, this feeling was interrupted.
“Xingjian, are you around?”
A male voice rang out incessantly from outside the villa, eventually reaching Fang Xingjian’s ears. However, Fang Xingjian could tell this voice did not belong to anyone he knew.
Despite this, he could not possibly leave the person be and let him continue shouting. Moreover, Fang Xingjian had just completed his second transition and was about to go out for a walk. He wanted to look for Ferdinand and the others and discuss how they could go about earning money.
When Fang Xingjian left the villa, he saw an unscrupulous-looking man with a sharp mouth, sunken cheeks, and tanned skin standing outside. The man was looking at Fang Xingjian through the protective layer of lights.
When he saw Fang Xingjian, he acted all familiar with Fang Xingjian and greeted him warmly, “Xingjian, Xingjian, you’ve finally come out. I’ve been coming here twice a day to look for you. I’ve finally gotten the chance to meet you.” As though he was afraid Fang Xingjian did not know how sincere he was, he explained in further detail, “I’ve been coming here every morning and night to call out your name for half an hour… You must have been so focused on your training that you didn’t even hear me.”
When he said that, a hint of fury flashed in his eyes, as though he felt that Fang Xingjian had been ignoring him intentionally.
However, seeing that Fang Xingjian’s countenance was pale as though he had suffered from a great illness, the man was slightly astonished.
Fang Xingjian asked directly, “Who are you? Why have you come to look for me?”
That student with a sharp mouth and sunken cheeks grinned. Concealing the fury he was feeling, he put up a fawning expression and said, “Xingjian, hehe, you’re this year’s Regional Champion. I’ve had great admiration for you for quite a while now.”
Seeing that Fang Xingjian seemed to be slightly annoyed, the student immediately introduced himself, “My name is Zhou Xingwen. Hehe, like you, Xingjian, I’m also a Westerner. I’ve just hit level 22 a month ago and am currently ranked in the 49th position.” When he said this, he seemed to appear slightly more confident before Fang Xingjian. ‘Although you’re a great talent, I am, after all, more senior. My level is higher, and so is my ranking.’
With that, he stood with a more upright posture and continued saying, “Although there are people from all over living in this country, the people from the Empire still have their guards up against us, the descendents of Westerners. Therefore, we should join forces to protect our interests. The reason I’ve come to look for you today is firstly because I hope that you can join our Western Society.
“You don’t have to feel too pressured. This is just something like a salon or a club. All the people in it are Westerners. After joining, everyone will share their experiences and help each other out, and we won’t have to be bullied by the locals. Hehe, most of the Conferred Knights in the academy who are Westerners have all joined.”
He seemed to sound very logical. If Fang Xingjian were truly a Westerner and had been discriminated against since young, or had been bullied by the locals in the Empire, he might join this group which was similar to an association of fellow townsmen.
However, Fang Xingjian was not a Westerner. He was an Earthling who was of no relation to Miracle World. Moreover, his feelings of love, kinship, and friendship had all been taken away from him. Therefore, it was impossible to hope that he would like this Western Society.
Fang Xingjian shook his head and said, “Not interested. If there’s nothing else, you can leave.”
Zhou Xingwen was stunned for a moment, as though he had never expected Fang Xingjian to reject him so easily. However, he continued the conversation, “Hehe, no need to think too much about joining the society. There are no political implications. It’s just a club that everyone can join freely. There are neither any missions nor any distinctions of superiority and inferiority. If you feel that it’s not a good fit, you can just go learn more about it and then give it more thought.
“Hehe, Xiao Tianxia and Wang Tiangang, who are third and ninth respectively in our academy, are both in the Western Society. You can think about it more before you come to a decision.”
“There’s nothing to consider. I don’t have time to waste on such things.”
Seeing that Fang Xingjian was still indifferent, Zhou Xingwen smiled sheepishly and said, “Hehe, it’s fine, it’s fine. Our doors will always remain open for you.”
While he said this, he could not hide the hint of fury in his eyes. He had not expected Fang Xingjian to be so arrogant as to not show him any respect.
He had initially wanted to get closer to Fang Xingjian with the fact that they were both Westerners and then continue on with the conversation. However, Fang Xingjian did not show him any courtesy.
Despite this, when he thought of the request he had been entrusted with, and the amount of money he had spent during this time just to have someone bring him into the area with one hundred times the density… he decided to hold it in.
Not everyone could enter the Sacred Land with one hundred times the density. Aside from the sixteen people here who had been given approval to train there, there were only one or two more people who would go there everyday. They were in charge of inspecting the Sacred Land and doing the things that the guardian ferocious beasts could not.
The guardian ferocious beasts were, after all, not humans. They were unable to do things such as conducting surveillance over the defensive powers, checking and fixing the houses, and the maintenance of the vegetations in the area.
Clearly, this job position for doing the maintenance work in the Sacred Land was one that many would fight for. However, each person could only do it for at most fifteen days, and they would need to spend a large sum of money as well.
Therefore, Zhou Xingwen was unwilling to leave just like that. He smiled and said to Fang Xingjian, “Xingjian, actually, I have another thing to discuss with you today. It’s a great thing to both you and me.”
He grinned and continued, “Seeing how your face is so pale and you’re mentally tired out, you must have been unable to withstand the Sacred Land with one hundred times the density? You’ve taken too big a step right from the start. A new student like you should start from the Sacred Land with ten times the density and then gradually proceed further.
“In the course of history, there have been countless people who were anxious for quick success and thus entered the Sacred Land with density that was too high. In the end, their brains were attacked by tremendous amounts of information, and they would enter states of frenzy or go crazy.
“Actually, you’re not suitable for cultivating here. So, you see, I have an opportunity here for you…”