Chapter 313 Temptation
Walking up to the dragon’s scale, Fang Xingjian let out a breath, as if he was trying to release all his troubles and worries together with this exhale.
Although the document from earlier caused him to feel troubled, it was useless to think about all these right now. The matter of the dragon’s scale was more important. It was a competition between him and Sasa, in which each of them taking turns to spend a day with the dragon’s scale. If he were to waste this time, it would just be another trouble on top of the existing problem with the document.
Therefore, Fang Xingjian forced himself to ignore the matter with the document and threw his entire consciousness into the dragon’s scale.
With the help of his Heaven’s Perception, his consciousness drew in closer to the dragon’s scale, perhaps because he was affected by the matter concerning the document or maybe he instincts.
The information which appeared in Fang Xingjian’s consciousness was not in the Empire’s language but in the language which came from Xin Country on Earth. The characters were coming from his body’s instincts; they were Chinese characters.
A person’s mother tongue tended to be the language their thoughts were in, and right now, Fang Xingjian subconsciously sent over information through Heaven’s Perception in the form of Chinese characters.
Then something unexpected happened. Much to Fang Xingjian’s surprise, the Heaven’s Volition Sword Intent, which had been shunning and unwilling to get close him, was now like a curious kid, slowly reaching out from the dragon’s scale. Fang Xingjian could sense waves sweeping past his body, as if the sword intent wanted to communicate with him.
Fang Xingjian hesitated for a moment before transmitting once again, ‘You… can understand Chinese?’
Sword intent had no form, but at this moment, Fang Xingjian seemed to have felt the sword intent tremble slightly. An elated message was sent over to him.
‘When it boils down to it, sword intent is also the information remnant left behind by cultivators. However, it is unlike the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor, which condensed the cultivator’s spirit, will, and sword arts understanding.
‘If it’s said that the information remnant in the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor is the cultivator’s memory and emotions…
‘Then the information remnant in this dragon’s scale are purely emotions.
‘In the long process of waiting, these emotions began to gradually gain some intelligence.
‘When it heard Chinese, it’s was as though it had a happy reaction.
‘Is this because it was born from a cultivator’s emotions in the first place and thus… it is moving in accordance to its instincts?
‘If that is the case, isn’t it similar to animals like kittens and puppies?’
Therefore, from there, Fang Xingjian continued to send an endless string of Chinese words into the dragon’s scale. He could sense that the sword intent was gushing out increasingly. It was as if it had started off being in a state where it had just woken up, but the endless stream of Chinese characters had allowed it to become increasingly clear-headed and awake.
Then as the Chinese characters continued to be transmitted, Fang Xingjian could also sense that the sword intent was not as guarded against him as it had been in the past. It was gradually getting closer to him.
At the beginning, the sword intent would run off after a slight contact, but right now, Fang Xingjian could sense the waves of the sword intent hitting against his body, as if it was trying to use its hair or whiskers to get to know him better.
‘It’s very cautious.
‘But it still doesn’t really have spiritual intelligence.
‘It likes Chinese characters and thus can become more familiar with me. In that case, what else would it like?’
Fang Xingjian’s eyes lit up as he suddenly understood that since it was a sword intent, it would naturally be interested in sword theories.
He gave it some thought and then sent the sword intent relevant information about the New Nine-Headed Dragon Sword Technique from his mind.
The sword intent in the dragon’s scale seemed to go silent for a moment, but at the next moment, a gush of extreme joy surged forth. It was a tremendous flow of information, but the only thing it contained was happiness.
It was as though countless repetitions of the words ‘ravished with joy’ had been duplicated and sent over to Fang Xingjian’s brain.
The information flow gushed toward Fang Xingjian’s brain and consciousness, but the moment it got near, the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor reacted. Domirov’s martial will gushed up and moved out like a great sandstorm, clashing against the sword intent’s information flow.
However, the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor, which could easily crush low level Conferred Knights, and Domirov’s martial will, which could counter suppress Fang Xingjian… Upon encountering the sword intent’s information flow, this defense was like a piece of tofu which had clashed against a kitchen knife and was easily cut up into countless pieces, allowing the sword intent’s information flow to gush into Fang Xingjian’s mind.
With no time to react before the information flow gushed into his mind, Fang Xingjian grabbed onto his head, feeling like his mind was being overloaded. Then he moved backward for over ten steps before he gradually came to a stop.
Fang Xingjian lifted his head to look at the dragon’s scale. This was the first time he sensed just how terrifying the sword intent within it was.
‘Who was the person who left his sword intent behind?
‘The Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor’s martial will is already the information remnant of a level 29 expert. Moreover, it was from the corpse of a level 29 expert.
‘To think that this sword intent left behind by its owner could slash through the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor’s entire defence with just a casual attack using its information flow…
‘Then how powerful was person who was able to leave behind a sword intent like this?
‘Or… even stronger?’
Fang Xingjian looked at the dragon’s scale right before him, and after thinking it through, the enthusiasm in his gaze grew. What a powerful sword intent… If he were able to get hold of it, if he could gain the power in the sword intent… then how much more power would he be able to gain?
After thinking about that for a moment, Fang Xingjian rubbed his aching head and then once again walked toward the dragon’s scale, sending his consciousness to probe the dragon’s scale.
The earlier probe had allowed him to understand that the Heaven’s Volition Sword Intent loved sword arts a lot. If that was the case, as long as Fang Xingjian were to give it some perks, it would be possible for him to attract it out using sword techniques.
Fang Xingjian’s heart throbbed, and he immediately sent out 10% of the content of the Lightless Sword he had just learned.
The sword intent ravished with joy yet again. However, this time around, Fang Xingjian was prepared. Although his head was still aching, he would just take it as training his martial will.
Sensing the feelings of hunger coming from the dragon’s scale, Fang Xingjian started to transmit messages over and present the sword intent with an offer.
‘Come into my body. If you were to enter my body, I’ll give you the latter part of this sword technique.’
Fang Xingjian could sense the sword intent’s struggle, hesitation, and craving flowing into him from the dragon’s scale.
This sword intent had developed some intelligence, and although it could neither speak nor write, it could allow Fang Xingjian to sense the basic changes in its emotions, similar to what animals like cats and dogs could do.
Fang Xingjian tried to send some more sword techniques over, but they only caused the sword intent to hesitate. So, he was unable to lure it out completely to enter into his body.
Fang Xingjian continued just like that, and toward the end, he sent over the first 2,000 words of the Rebirth Sword Technique to it directly.
‘This set of sword technique is something I created by combining 100 sets of Nurturing sword techniques. It’s the perfect sword technique amongst all Nurturing sword techniques.’
The simple 2,000 words caused the sword intent to scream out in ecstasy like it had taken drugs. It seemed as though the entire dragon’s scale had started trembling.
Fang Xingjian stared at the dragon’s scale.
‘Do you want this set of sword technique? If you do, then come over to me.
‘After looking at this sword technique, you should be able to understand my talent as well. With my sword arts talent, I’ll be able to create many sword techniques of this level—no, it should be ‘many sword techniques of a higher level’. If you want them, come with me.’
In that instant, the entire dragon’s scale started tremoring furiously. The sword intent seemed to be struggling to make a decision. Right now, Fang Xingjian looked like a fresh, tender, and juicy piece of meat which had been placed right before it.
Amidst Fang Xingjian’s excited gaze, he could sense that there was something without form yet actually existing in the dragon’s scale, slowly emerging bit by bit.