A few days later, in the Sacred Land, Fang Xingjian abruptly opened his eyes. Endless gleams of light surged forth. The seventh level of the mystical prints, countless heavenly and earthly treasures, access to 100 times ether density, as well as Fang Xingjian's own best sword arts talent in the world...
If any one of these priceless treasures were to land in the hands of an ordinary person, that person could become the leader of a region, and even leave a mark in history.
And all of these factors were now gathered in Fang Xingjian's hands alone. This allowed him to create one miracle after another, while his abilities soared in leaps and bounds. Right now, his ether synchronization rate had finally been pushed up to 100%, and he had become a level 29 Conferred Knight.
Countless streams of information gushed crazily into his mind, making him feel the changes of the entire world.
He could sense the agitation in the atmosphere, the spinning of the earth under his feet, as well as the changes to the countless particles in space.
Concurrently, he could sense the past and the present.
There was boundless information and energy in ether particles. There was information of the present, as well as of the past.
It was just like how, in the Sacred Land, Fang Xingjian could gather the comprehensions of the cultivators of the past.
However, when his ether synchronization rate reached 100%, the difference was even greater. He could sense the countless information remnants left behind from the past, It was more complete, more vast. It was as if he had seen the future, seen the developments, and sensed the changes across time.
His entire consciousness was slammed by countless streams of information, as if it would forever be lost in the river of time in the next moment.
In the past, Fang Xingjian had experienced something similar with his Heaven's Volition Sword Intent. However, this time around, the feeling was clearer. It was because the information which he received was more complete. He could clearly and more directly sense the passing of time.
He even had a vague feeling that he was able to vaguely see some changes in the future. He seemed to be able to see what he would be eating tomorrow, where he would be cultivating, and who would come to look for him.
Shaking his head, Fang Xingjian knew that this was an illusion. It was an inference made after the boundless information had merged. It was just one out of the endless possibilities. It was beneficial to his thinking, but its effect would not be noticeable in terms of his battle prowess.
At level 29, his greatest improvement was still the amount of attributes on his Stats Window and his future potential.
"I've finally reached level 29."
Fang Xingjian lowered his head to take a look. The attributes on his Stats Window had become:
Ether Synchronization Rate: 100%
Right now, Fang Xingjian was still relying on the many abilities he had attained while cultivating as a Conferred Knight. At this phase, he could finally gradually train them up to the pinnacle.
"Not bad. In fact, at your current level, as long as you reach one tier of perfection, you'll have a chance to attain the Divine level." Just then, a female voice rang out from the darkness. A young lady wearing maid's clothes slowly walked out. She looked at Fang Xingjian and said, smiling, "Congratulations, Xingjian. There are less than 5,000 Conferred Knights across the entire Empire, and merely 100 of them capable of reaching level 29. Right now, you've finally reached this stage as well."
Looking at the maid, Fang Xingjian was stunned for a moment before he spoke with hesitation, "Second Prince? You were mentioning perfection?"
"It's me," the young maid smiled and said, "Most Divine level experts keep themselves in seclusion, away from the public. Level 29 can be said to be the peak amongst humans. And if one who was at level 29 could reach perfection for one or two of his abilities, that person could be be considered at the peak amongst those at the pinnacle.
"In fact, for a level 29 expert, the body toughness is split into level 20 to 29, the number of specialty seeds owned range from 1 to 1,440, the number of physical particles amount to 1.08 billion, and the ether organs are also be differentiated into different types. Furthermore, the regeneration of a level 29 expert's body is also differentiated by whether the brain can regenerate.
"Therefore, the abilities of level 29 experts vary greatly. When a person takes the first step into level 29, it can only be said that these abilities 'could be' cultivated to the peak.
"Out of all of these, although the cultivation of the body's toughness has an extremely high level of difficulty, requiring one to keep tampering with the heavenly thunders and terrestrial magnetism forces, when compared with the other cultivating areas, it is already considered the easiest.
"Therefore, for the top tier experts at the pinnacle of level 29, the differentiation in strength is based on whether or not they have achieved perfection in their cultivation areas.
"For example, if the toughness of one's body is at the level of a level 29 Superior Divine Weapon, then it is a type of perfection.
"If one attained 1,440 specialty seeds, it is also a type of perfection.
"Being able to unleash the prowess of 1.08 billion physical particles is also a type of perfection.
"When one succeeds in transforming all of their internal organs into ether organs, it is also a type of perfection.
"If one could regenerate the brain and truly achieve the state of undeath and indestructibility, this is also a type of perfection.
"The extreme of these five abilities of a Conferred Knight, with one area achieved, would be one tier of perfection, with two achieved, it would be two tiers of perfection. When all five are achieved, then it would be five tiers of perfection.
"However, amongst the cultivation in these five areas, the cultivation of the heavenly thunders and terrestrial magnetism forces could be considered the simplest one of them. All the others are extremely difficult to cultivate.
"It has been very long since the appearance of a Conferred Knight who could perfectly achieved five tiers of perfection in this world.
"Especially regarding the 1.08 billion physical particles. For the past few hundred years, no one has been able to achieve this. Therefore, it has been several hundred years since there last was an expert who had achieved five tiers of perfection.
"And attaining 1,440 specialty seeds is extremely difficult as well.
"Regeneration of the brain is a test of life and death; and forming ether organs is a process that would take an entire century.
"Therefore, having a person at level 29 achieving five tiers of perfection gradually turned into a legend."
Hearing the Second Prince's explanation, Fang Xingjian nodded.
With his current basic abilities, he could have a firm stand in the first tier amongst those of level 29. Furthermore, he still had the Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor and the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent.
The Heavenly Abyss Annihilation Armor held 50% of Domirov's powers, and the Heaven's Volition Sword Intent had unleashed even greater prowess after he had attained level 29. In addition, he also had an astonishing sword arts cultivation.
With everything added together, even though he had yet to attain even one tier of perfection, he was already on par against experts who had two or even three tiers of perfection.
'Then I'll first focus on training up my heavenly thunders and terrestrial magnetism forces, and pushing my body's toughness which is at level 28 to level 29, to complete the first tier of perfection of a level 29.'
However, through understanding the difficulties of the five tiers of perfection, Fang Xingjian could tell, "Since it has been very, very long since the appearance of a Conferred Knight who attained five tiers of perfection, then wouldn't it mean that one could still attain the Divine level without reaching five tiers of perfection?"
The Second Prince nodded, "That's right. In fact, Conferred Knights would have the opportunity to attain the Divine level when they are at one tier of perfection. In the past, experts at this phase were also known as Demigods. It could be considered the preparation phase for becoming a Divine level expert."
Although Fang Xingjian felt strange when the Second Prince was talking to him through a maid, what made him even more astonished was that the latter could freely enter and exit the Sacred Land.
He looked at the Second Prince and asked, "How did you come in?"
"Haha, my Killing technique, Thoughts Across A Thousand Li, is still quite convenient."
Fang Xingjian thought to himself. If the Second Prince was really what he had thought him to be, then he was definitely not a simple character. This also posed another problem. The Second Prince had probably left behind a part of his consciousness in the Regional Academy, allowing him to freely monitor the situation there at any time.
The Second Prince continued, "Xingjian, make good use of your time to become a Demigod. There is an impending storm. If it comes and yet you've been unable to attain the Demigod level, then in the future, you will probably not even have the right to choose."
"How on earth does one attain the Divine level?" Fang Xingjian took this chance to ask.