After a dozen or so hours of sleep, Su Xiao awoke to his hunger.
If it weren’t for the feeling in his stomach, he would just sleep for a while longer.
Before leaving his exclusive room, Su Xiao frowned. It was too rudimentary in there. There was not even a bed. It seemed like he would need to spend some paradise coins on decorating it.
The Reincarnation Paradise only provided the function of expanding the exclusive space, and it did not provide any furniture. So Su Xiao needed to go out and purchase it himself.
“It’s really problematic; I need to take care of these things as soon as possible today.”
Looking for a restaurant opened by a worker, Su Xiao had a meal for only three paradise coins.
The food tasted good, and the staff was very enthusiastic.
It could be seen from their flawless service that the workers did not have it easy in the Reincarnation Paradise.
After dinner, Su Xiao checked out vendors on both sides of the street.
It was not difficult to purchase the furniture needed for daily use. A worker had invented a compression capsule, which could compress all kinds of furniture into the size of a finger and, as such, was very convenient to carry.
After paying another 200 paradise coins, Su Xiao purchased the furniture he needed for daily use.
After solving the problems of hunger and living, Su Xiao went straight back to the center of the Paradise, to the [trial field].
He could stay in the Reincarnation Paradise for two more days, and in these two days, he needed to adapt to the new strength in his body.
[Welcome, hunter. To use the trial field, please choose the mode.]
[Assisted mode / manual mode]
Su Xiao pondered and chose the assisted mode.
[Assisted mode has been selected. Please choose the summoning image level.]
There were three options in front of Su Xiao. These three options were a low-level image, intermediate image, and advanced image.
The three options were marked with the price below, the primary image was 100 paradise coins per hour, the intermediate image was 1000 paradise coins per hour, and the advanced image was 10,000 paradise coins per hour.
After hesitating for a while, Su Xiao chose an intermediate image.
When he had observed things in the Reincarnation Paradise, he noticed the equipment sold by the contractors was basically white equipment, and the ratings were very low.
The only green-grade gun that Su Xiao saw was actually priced at 4,000 paradise coins and was fought over by many contractors.
The attributes of the green equipment were not as good as those of the dragon flash on Su Xiao’s waist.
Maybe they would sell better items occasionally, but those were not easy to find.
Compared with purchasing new equipment, Su Xiao preferred to increase his own abilities. Personal strength was essential.
After Su Xiao paid 1000 paradise coins and evoked an intermediate image for an hour, a milky white light appeared in front of him, and when the light disappeared, a middle-aged man wearing white clothes stood in front of him.
The surroundings also changed and turned into a Dojo.
[Summoning the image of Koshiro, from the world of One Piece.]
After seeing the hints of the Reincarnation Paradise, Su Xiao felt happy.
Su Xiao was not sure about the strength of Koshiro, but as a teacher, Koshiro was excellent. Roronoa Zoro was a good example.
Although Koshiro did not teach Roronoa Zoro any moves, he built Zoro’s foundation, allowing him to grow increasingly stronger.
“Hello, I am Koshiro. We don’t have much time. Let’s start now.”
As to the Koshiro who appeared, this was not the real Koshiro himself, just a mirror image.
Koshiro looked at the dragon flash on Su Xiao’s waist and nodded.
“You have a weapon similar to mine. That’s good. Now cut me with all your power.”
Su Xiao did not talk, and the summoning cost 1000 paradise coins per hour, after all, so he directly attacked Koshiro with his sword.
With Su Xiao’s current attributes, this slash can be described as absolutely fast, and it had a good angle, heading straight toward Koshiro.
What happened stunned Su Xiao though, Koshiro didn’t even pull out his weapon, and he just used the scabbard to block and then slightly twisted the scabbard.
Su Xiao couldn’t counter the long sword in his hand is shifted aside. Because he used excessive force, he had leaned aside during the attack.
Su Xiao was somewhat unwilling to accept that his attack was so easily parried, but he couldn’t do anything.
The real world in which he was born, and the world of One Piece, where Koshiro lived, didn’t have the same level of power.
His skills with the sword, for which he trained hard in the real world, were not worth mentioning in front of Koshiro.
There may have once been some superior sword techniques in the real world, but the rapid advancement of technology had turned them if they even had existed, obsolete.
“Okay, your understanding of swordsmanship is lower than I thought.”
Su Xiao’s swordsmanship was not worth mentioning in Koshiro’s view.
Su Xiao’s heart was filled with frustration. His hard work and training were nothing to Koshiro, and he had no arguments to refute. It was, after all, the truth.
It was not shameful to be worse compared to other people, and he just needed to catch up. Still, it was somewhat embarrassing, and he was reluctant to admit it.
“What do I need to do to practice the basics?”
Su Xiao made a few more swings, and several white lines flashed.
“No, your foundation is very good, far better than most people. Very few people are willing to spend a few years practicing slashing. It’s a simple but painstaking action.
Answer me a question, how do you view the sword in your hand?”
Koshiro wore white clothes for exercising, sat on the ground, smiled at Su Xiao, and with the glasses on the bridge of his nose, Koshiro seemed quite gentle.
“How do I see the sword in my hand? Well~, it’s a tool to kill people.”
Su Xiao’s answer made Koshiro shake his head again and again.
“If you always have this concept, even if you were to practice for a hundred years, you would just be ‘swinging it.’ That’s not swordsmanship.”
Su Xiao looked at the [Dragon flash] in his hand and did not speak.
“Perceive the sword in your hand and turn it into an extension of your body. If you can’t even do this, then I can’t teach you anything.”
With the words of Koshiro, Su Xiao’s face turned black.
He spent 1000 paradise coins to summon Koshiro, and he let him train by himself.
Su Xiao immediately communicated with the Reincarnation Paradise and tried to pause the session. After that, he would then take the sword in his hand and continue training.
It was a pity that a notification came from the Reincarnation Paradise that proclaimed that the training couldn’t be paused. He may leave the [trial field] now, but the paradise coins he had spent won’t be returned, and Koshiro would disappear.
Desperate, Su Xiao could only sit on the ground, lay [Dragon flash] on his knees and start to feel.
“Don’t imagine your weapon in your mind. Perceive it, feel its sharpness, feel. It has a unique atmosphere.”
It was not a waste to summon Koshiro. When Su Xiao perceived the sword in his hands, Koshiro began to guide him in detail and imparted some of his experience to Su Xiao.
These experiences, the real Koshiro would only teach them to his apprentice who had potential such as Roronoa Zoro, but this Koshiro was a mirror image that Su Xiao summoned, so this valuable knowledge was passed on to Su Xiao without anything being held back.
Time passed by, and after a half-hour, Su Xiao vaguely felt [Dragon flash] on his legs.
Subconsciously picking up [Dragon flash], the air around him created a humming sound.
Koshiro, who sat to the side, nodded with satisfaction and began to guide Su Xiao.
An hour later, Koshiro dissipated, but Su Xiao remained sitting on the ground and swung his sword from time to time.
He felt like a door gradually opened to him. The skill of using swords he had practiced before was simply a way to swing it. There was nothing much to it except for the basic slashing posture.
Sometimes he would swing the sword, and other times he would sheathe it. Su Xiao stayed in his own world without even noticing Koshiro’s disappearance.
Su Xiao was somewhat obsessed with the way of the sword, as could be seen from his keeping up practicing just slashing for three years.
As the saying went, one’s mind may even comprehend the gods. Three years of hard work gradually began to bear fruit after Koshiro’s guidance.