Chapter 8: Resolve
“Oh?” Zong Ling and Tong San both looked at Dong Bo Xue Ying, waiting for his decision.
They didn’t want to separate from Xue Ying. After all, Eternal Wind Academy was more than 4,500 kilometers away from the Xue Ying Territory. Once admitted into the academy, he must live on the campus and would have to spend about six years there. Some students even stayed for more than ten years in order to graduate. How could they bear separating for such a long time? ?
The two old men didn’t have kids. While maintaining a deep friendship with the Dong Bo Lie married couple, in Tong San’s heart Mo Yang Yu was his master, the most important person to him. Zong Ling also had sincere feelings for Mo Yang Yu, but he was a Six Armed Serpent Demon…. Mo Yang Yu couldn’t accept that originally in the adventure group. Ultimately, Mo Yang Yu got together with Dong Bo Lie.
When Mo Yang Yu got pregnant, the two old men were ecstatic! Immediately afterwards, they came over and moved in to help take care of Xue Ying, . Actually, in their hearts, they treated Xue Ying as if he was their own child.
Did they,truly want to separate for a long period of time? No, they were not willing to part with Xue Ying.
Eternal Wind Academy was the best in the Tranquil Sun Province, attending would help Dong Bo Xue Ying grow in strength tremendously.
“Of course I won’t go,” said Dong Bo Xue Ying
“Why not?” Zong Ling worriedly asked.
“Why do you not want to go? If you want to become a powerful knight, then Eternal Wind Academy is the best in the region. We couldn’t go even if we wanted to. After the new year, you will turn eleven years old and can no longer enter the academy.” Tong San anxiously said
Weaklings don’t have futures.
This was a world where only the strong survive! All powerful aristocratic families had powerful martial capabilities.
“Do you hate to part with Pebble?” Zong Ling suddenly asked.
Dong Bo Xue Ying nodded, “I don’t want to part with Pebble. He is only four years old, and he is not close to you two. He sticks to me so much that I need to sleep with him every day. He doesn’t have many memories about Mother and Father now. He only wants me, his older brother. I don’t want his childhood to not only be absent of his mother and father, but also of his brother!”
Zong Ling and Tong Sang fell silent, they could feel that Xue Ying really treasured his brother.
“At least I had my parents with me until I was eight, but my brother s four. No parents, no brother….. I can’t do this,” said Dong Bo Xue Ying.
“I wish to rescue my parents, but will going to the Eternal Wind Academy be of any use?” Dong Bo Xue Ying said, “I don’t think so!”
“Hm?” Zong Ling and Tong San were puzzled.
“The Eternal Wind Academy does indeed have a good education system, and it can foster large quantities of Heaven Tier Knights – some even became Meteor Knights. However… even if I became a Meteor Knight, will I be able to rescue my mom and dad? Hmph, my uncle is a ***** Silver Moon rank mage, and even he can’t do anything about the rules of the Mo Yang family.” Dong Bo Xue Ying said, “If I want to rescue my mom and dad, I will need to be stronger than uncle. I will become a Legend knight! Or even a Transcendent!”
Zong Ling and Tong San looked at each other, a little surprised.
They never talked in detail about the true situation involving the Mo Yang family, but Dong Bo Xue Ying reasoned that he needed to be at least a Legend knight or even a Transcendent knight to make it possible. This child was indeed intelligent, because this deduction was correct!
“Legend knights are extremely rare.”
“Transcendent Knights are legends. I collected a lot of books about Transcendent Knights. Some were exaggerated and fabricated, but their process of growth is real.” Dong Bo Xue Ying said, “I once collected information tracking the growth of these Transcendent beings.”
The books figured out the training methods of all one hundred and twenty five Transcendent beings in history. Among them, one hundred and nine became Transcendents after many life and death experiences!
“And merely sixteen went to the academy!”
Dong Bo Xue Ying looked at Zong Ling and Tong San, “What does this mean? If you want to become a Transcendent being, joining the academy sect makes you rather weak!”
Zong Ling and Tong San were shocked.
They had never thought about this. They only knew that a Transcendent founded the academy, and that it was unconditionally the holy land of cultivation! Amazingly, it nurtured a prodigious amount of Heaven and Meteor knights…. but most of the famous Transcendents recorded in the history never attended the academy!
They all fumbled along the path of cultivation themselves!
“How could that be?” Tong San was startled and couldn’t believe it.
“The books are in my study room. I also meticulously sent people to Water Rites town to find biographies about Transcendents,” Dang Bo Xue Ying said. “This is fact.. Even though many geniuses have entered the academy, few have become Transcendent!”
“I also researched why.”
“According to the Transcendence spear technique book father set aside for me, I made a deduction.” Dang Bo Xue Ying said, “To become Transcendent, you need to forge your own path! But the academy students are led by the knight teachers. Although it may easier for them to break through ranks because they train earlier, when they suddenly need to create their own path without the usual guidance of their teachers, they become blind! How could they know how to advance?”
“Also those who are not in the academy don’t have systematic guidance.”
“They need to search for their own path by themselves. When confronting a crisis, they need to polish and refine themselves to overcome it. Only through this method will they understand themselves! This is a path that only they walk! One that only they comprehend! As a result, they will slowly step into Transcendence.”
Dong Bo Xue Ying’s eye shone. “Highly detailed systematic guidance is good for training a large number of knights. But to train to become a Transcendent knight, instead of helping, that detailed education would shackle a person and make it very hard to breakthrough.”
Tong San stared blankly at Dong Bo Xue Ying, and said with a dumb voice, “You are truly the son of the master; both of your oratory skills and deductive reasonings are identical.”
Zong Ling stopped smiling. “I never thought that the biographies unexpectedly contained this secret. I feel, to say the least… that your deduction has a lot of justification. ”
“My deduction could be wrong.”
“But numbers can not lie.”
“Among the total 125 transcendent knights who made their names famous in the past, 109 of them never entered the academy! That’s why I will also not enter the Academy,” said Dong Bo Xue Ying.
“Ha Ha, that is because you’re pursuing the peak. For many children, becoming a Heavenly knight is not bad and becoming a Meteor knight would be amazing. How many people would dare to aim for Transcendence?” Zong Ling laughed. “When training to become a knight of lower rank than Transcendence, entering a academy would be of great assistance, so most knights are from the academy.”
“Yeah,” Dong Bo Xue Ying nodded.
He agreed with that point.
However, his goal was much further!
“After reading the biographies, you, , analyzed the information and reached this conclusion; it is no wonder you are Ah Yu’s son. If you become a mage, you would have a future too,” Zong Ling praised. Mages needed to dissect and analyze the mysteries of the universe, so the ability to think was very important; all of the powerful mages were very intelligent.
“Too bad my spiritual force is not strong enough.” Dong Bo Xue Ying laughed, “I am not suited to be a mage.”
Unlike mages, a knight only needed to train hard and have resolution, so regardless of their gender, everyone had a chance to become one. Mages had very high requirements of innate talent: to start with, one needed to have strong spiritual force, and if their spiritual force was not high enough, they did not have the qualifications to try.
“After the new year, Pebble will be five years old, so we can now test his spiritual force.” Dong Bo Xue Ying said, “Perhaps it is already at the doorstep.”
Spiritual force exceeding a certain threshold meant having a great natural talent.
Normally, one must reach the doorstep by the age of ten, otherwise there was no hope for a future in magic! Mother had already reached the threshold at the age of six.[editors note: so the early it arrives the better it is]