15 Training And A Shocking Discovery
Xenovia showed Ben towards his room in which he will be staying during his time in this Church. When Ben checked into his room it contained a cot with the soft bedding, pillow and blanket. A desk for reading, a wardrobe for clothes which already had some Church garbs present in them and finally an attached bathroom. When he came out of his room after checking it out, he discovered that his room was besides Xenovia and was in the same side of sister Griselda which really was not a surprise considering that he was put directly under Griselda for training. During the afternoon he was given a hearty meal and later he was guided to a prayer room where he had to pray to the God which was not new to him since he was from a Christian family and all along he was accompanied by Xenovia. Later that evening he was called along with Xenovia and few other children who were supposed to have potential to wield holy swords for training. It was supervised by sister Griselda herself. They were, in the first few minutes of the training session, taught on the basics of how to use a sword. After an hour of swinging the sword, they were put into pairs and told to battle against each other. As he was put directly under Griselda's care he had Xenovia as his opponent and would be his opponent for a long time.
'Since I will be staying in the Church for a while it's better to get close with Xenovia I guess, so that I won't be feeling lonely and also since she is battle maniac, she would be happy to accompany me whenever I ask her for practice match. That will also serve me as a good training partner'.
The whole training session lasted for about four hours and during those four hours because he was a new trainee yours thoroughly beaten up by Xenovia. Though he was a cultivator if sixth level and had a strength that Xenovia wasn't able to match at the moment, Ben didn't use his qi in any of his battles against her. Because he wanted to train and get skilled in using sword, he only used his physical strength and since Xenovia gas already been training under Griselda for a while, she had quite a good grasp on the sword compared to Ben. Aside from practice matches, they were also instructed in bodybuilding and stamina increment exercises which was obviously important. After the group training was finished, he was called out by sister Griselda along with Xenovia.
"OK Ben now I would like you to show me the sacred gear of the Red Dragon Emperor and remember Xenovia, whatever happens in this room stays in this room. I don't want you to spread out nonsensical things in the church and disrupt the harmony among the children".
"Ok mother I would be happy to oblige. But what is the secret gear thing you are talking with Ben?"
"I will tell you right now that Ben here is one of the possessor of one of the thirteen longinus's in the world. Longinus are a special type of sacred gear which when trained to the utmost has the power of opposing a deity. Sacred gears are something which are given to humans blessed by God. The sacred gear possessed by Ben is known as boosted gear which is in the shape of a gauntlet and also called the Red Dragon Emperor's gauntlet".
While sister Griselda was explaining about the functions and history about the sacred gear, Ben materialized the boosted gear on his left hand and showed it to Griselda and Xenovia.
Seeing the materialized boosted gear for the first time, sister Griselda didn't have any changes in facial expressions but there was a small spark of light in her eyes and Xenovia was visibilly shocked and was intimidated by the aura given out by the gauntlet.
"Now let me ask you Ben, what can you do with the sacred gear and how much can you control it".
"I awakened the boosted gear after I was scared by some thief while I was on my way towards my home. I was literally scared by the person and wanted some power to defend myself. I was literally wishing that I wanted some power and that is when the gauntlet has a materialized and I got into contact with Draig. Oh yeah, Draig is the name of the dragon emperor who is sealed inside this gauntlet. From then on, I kind of wanted to control the power and utilise it so, I have inculcated the habit of meditating few hours before I go to sleep and try to control its power. So right now I can boost my powers and I can also gift the boosted power to other person or thing. That is how I much I can do and the boosted power maximum limit is proportional to the body limit of how much I can handle".
"Well thanks for the explanation Ben.I want you and Xenovia to come to the same room after you finish the group training. In short and I want you to use nothing but your boosted gear in here to defend yourself against Xenovia's attacks. In that way you can use your gauntlet to attack and also you can simultaneously improve the control on the gear. I don't want you to go rampage in the Church and destroying it and I also don't want you to use boosted gear inside the Church without my permission got it?"
"Yes, sister Griselda".
After the explanation, he was once again pitted against Xenovia to train in his sacred gear for around one and half hour.
Quickly finishing his dinner after the training and night prayer to the God he went to his room after bidding farewell to sister and Xenovia. Since I had been on the journey with his parents than later with sister criselda while he did cultivate he did not have the chance to opportunity to check thoroughly his body and the condition of The Dandi and after opening the gift of healing. So he quickly sank into a meditative state and started checking his body. Due to him breaking through sixth layer of qi gathering the rate of automatic revolutions inside his body has risen a bit considerable and while getting beaten up by sinovia he noticed that the circulation of qi inside his body has gotten faster which was unusual. So he immediately asked Draig about what happened to his qi circulation while he was apparently getting beaten up.
THERE IS NOTHING TO GET WORRIED PARTNER IT SEEMS THAT AFTER YOU ENDURING THE SADISTIC TORTURES OF AKENO, YOUR BODY GOT ADAPTED TO THE PHYSICAL MAN HANDLING AND I'VE ALSO NOTICED THAT WHEN SHE WAS TORTURING YOU, EVEN THAT TIME THOUGH THE IMPROVEMENT RATE WAS NOT VISIBLE, THERE WAS A BIT OF INCREMENT IN ITS SPEED. BUT DUE TO YOU BREAKING THROUGH SIXTH LAYER RECENTLY AND ALSO INCREASING THE CIRCULATION SPEED, THE CHANGES ARE VISIBLE TO YOUR EYE.
"But why does it feel like I am awakening to masochistic tendencies".
HAHAHA YOU CAN ALSO THINKING THAT WAY. THOUGH IT IS INEVITABLE FOR YOU IN THE FUTURE IF YOU CONSIDER TO TAKE AKENO INTO YOUR HAREM. HAHAHAHA. ANYWAY IT IS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY.
There was also another thing that he found odd that when both the energies were intertwined, the orange tint deepened which was disbelieving that no matter what he tried, he did not succeed. But here it was deepening which amazed Ben. After a thorough retrospection, he came to a conclusion that using intertwined with me while training led to this.
"It seems I have conduct few tests while practicing tomorrow and observe the changes happening. If this is the key to combining them, then, it really is a small price to pay. Draig I want you to keep an eye on this matter during the practice session tomorrow".
Thinking such and later he clearing his mind of the distractions and started cultivating which when later after spending time took off for the day and rested.