Book 1: 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 Snow Eagle 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. Separating for such a long time, how could they bear it?
The two old men didn’t have kids while also having a deep friendship with the Dong Bo Lie married couple, thus in Tong San’s heart, Mo Yang Yu is the most important master for 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 at that time in the adventure group. Instead, Mo Yang Yu came together with Dong Bo Lie in the end.
When Mo Yang Yu got pregnant, the two old men were really happy! So they came to live together, and watched over Xue Ying from his birth. Actually, in their hearts they thought of Xue Ying as their own child.
Separating for such a long time? They really didn’t want to.
But Eternal Wind academy was the best in the Tranquil Sun Province, which would help Dong Bo Xue Ying greatly.
“Of course I won’t go.” said Dong Bo Xue Ying
“Why not?” Zong Ling asked, worried.
“Why don’t you want to go? If you want to be a great knight, then Eternal Wind Academy is the best place to go. We couldn’t go even if we wanted to. After the new year when you become 11 years old, you can no longer enter.” Tong San said, worried.
Weaklings don’t have futures.
This is a world where only the strong survive! All powerful aristocratic families have 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 4 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 treasures his brother.
“At least I had my parents with me until I was eight, brother is 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 ***** Silver Moon rank mage, and even he can’t do anything to the rules of 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 Titled knight! Or even a Transcendent!”
Zong Ling and Tong San looked at each other, a little surprised.！
They never talked in detail about the real situation of the Mo Yang family, but Dong Bo Xue Ying inferred that he needed to be at least a Titled knight or even a Transcendent to make it possible. This child is indeed intelligent, as this inference is correct!
“Titled 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 figure 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, the academy sect are the minority instead!”
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 the absolute holy place! So amazing, a great amount of heavenly and Meteor knight…. but most of the famous Transcendents reported in the history were never in 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 Yi Shui city to find biographies about Transcendents.” Dang Bo Xue Ying said. “This is the reality. Even though many genius’ have entered the academy, few have became 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 need to go their own ways, and have suddenly lost the guidances of their teachers, they become blind! How could they know where to go?”
“Also those who are not in the academy don’t have systematic guidance.”
“They to search for their own way 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 themselves walk! One that was only they comprehend! As a result, they will slowly fumble 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, that detailed education, would instead shackle a person and make it very hard to break through.”
Tong San stared blankly at Dong Bo Xue Ying, and said with a dumb voice, “You are truly the son of the master; you both follow your own logic.”
Zong Ling stopped smiling. “I never thought that the biographies unexpectedly hid principle. I feel at least… your deduction has a lot of justification. ”
“My deduction could be wrong.”
“But numbers can not lie.”
“125 transcendent knights who made their names famous in the past, and 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 under the Transcendent rank, entering a academy would be a great guidance, so most knights are from the academy.”
“Yeah.” Dong Bo Xue Ying nodded.
He agreed with that point.
But his goal lie much further!
“After you read the biography you could summarize this fact, 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 need to dissect and analyze the mysteries of the universe, so the ability to think is very important; all of the powerful mages are very intelligent.
“Too bad my mental force is not strong enough.” Dong Bo Xue Ying laughed, “I am not suited to be a mage.”
Unlike mages, a knight only needs to train hard and have determination, so regardless of their gender, everyone has a chance to become one. Mages have very high requirements of innate talent: to start with, one needs to have a high mental force, and if their mental force is not high enough, they are not even worthy of trying.
“After the new year Pebble will be five years old, so we can now test his mental force.” Dong Bo Xue Ying said, “Perhaps it is already at the doorstep.”
Mental force exceeding a certain threshold means having a great natural talent.
Normally, one must reach the doorstep by the age of ten, otherwise there is no hope for a future in magic.