Reading Vol. 18 now, it seems they changed it from the web novel, or I could be misremembering at the time you got that, but the translations Defan gave us says he froze 20,000, not 30,000.
The next instant.
A stupendous phenomenon, the scale of which was difficult to estimate — one could say it rivalled Stacia’s geographical manipulation — engulfed the entirety of the battlefield.
Transparent, sapphire tendrils of ice stretched from within the white mist and wrapped themselves around PoH and each and every one of the 20000 Chinese and Korean players. The tendrils appeared quite delicate and fragile, looking as though they would shatter at the slightest touch, but the movements of the battle-frenzied players stopped cold in the blink of an eye, as if some sort of time-bending magic had been applied to them.
A short silence was followed by sounds of shock and anger, but those voices immediately faded too. Ensnared by the ice vines, the players were swiftly cocooned in frost and frozen solid in a matter of seconds.
Asuna stole a glance at the crimson knight who had rushed over to help Klein, but he too had been transformed into an icy sculpture. He seemed not to feel any pain, however; the eyes behind his visor were calmly shut. It was not meant to cause pain or suffering, merely a technique to restrict movement—
Turning her head back around, Asuna saw that PoH had been frozen snow-white as well. She looked to Sortiliena’s face and nodded at her.
- Vol. 18 Ch. 21 - Sword Art Online: Alicization
On another note, here are other things of note.
PoH's cleaver is absorbing the life out of people, and has done so with 2000 people already.
Just by absorbing the lives of the Japanese players killed in the recent battle, almost 2000 people, PoH’s cleaver had swelled to thrice its size, displaying a power even exceeding that of Stacia’s GM equipment. If it were to absorb ten times that, the lives of 20000 people, PoH would become a true demon… No, he would become Satan himself. If Kirito could not take action while he was using a large-scale Art, then Asuna had to help him─
Even if Kirito’s black sword had the ability to absorb Resources, why was PoH’s Mate Chopper unable to completely absorb the Resources released by the blue roses, since it had the same ability? It was because the cleaver’s true ability was not to «absorb life», but to «absorb death».
PoH had said it himself. The more players… The more people Mate Chopper killed, the stronger a weapon it would become. If its wielder’s imagination was granting the demon sword the ability to absorb Resources, then even if it could absorb the «Death Resources» released from the gruesome murders, it would not be able to absorb the «Life Resources», which, with the help of the white sword, could be released without the need for death.
The white sword in his left hand froze a wide range of targets and released their life into the air.
The black sword in his right hand absorbed the life from the surrounding air and converted it into energy.
It was an extremely simple, yet consequently peerlessly powerful synergy. The perfect pairing. The best partnership.
“No, this is the end. You will not log out from Underworld.”
Next second, the black sword emitted an instant flash of light.
Then, Kirito slowly extracted the sword from PoH’s chest and took a few steps backward.
Even without support, PoH did not fall. A gruesome smile was still plastered on his face as he seemed to want to say something.
But his gaping mouth froze with a squeak.
His arms and legs as well. Frozen in awkward positions, his limbs squeaked and creaked as they changed texture. Shining black leather became finely cracked fibrous material. Metallic rivets became swollen lumps.
Kirito spoke again to the bizarrely transfiguring reaper:
“…This sword was once a great cedar tree that the people of Rulid Village called the «demon cedar». The villagers’ axes couldn’t cut it down for 200 years. And now, this «sword’s memories» have flowed into your body.”
Just as he said, more than half of PoH’s body surface had transformed into tree bark, as black as charcoal. His feet fused together and began to sprout roots into the ground; his two hands twisted into twigs bent at queer angles; his hair was lengthening into sharp leaves… nothing was left of his eyes and mouth except for three tiny consecutive holes.
“When they find out that the Chinese and Korean players have logged out, your buddies are probably going to start the time acceleration again. I don’t know how many years will go by before they take you out of the STL… or how many tens of years, so I would pray for a smaller number if I were you. If some settlers build a village near here, maybe some axe-wielding kids will come cut you down.”
He did not know whether PoH had consciously heard him. The object before Kirito was no longer human, but a grotesque, two-meter tall cedar tree.
Kirito's healing rain.
“System call. Transfer durability, right to area.”
A faint, but ubiquitous sound filled the battlefield.
It started to rain.
Resources bursting from the sword materialized in midair, then fell back down as a soft rain of light. It was healing the bodies of the maimed, exhausted Japanese players lying on the ground, and the Guardians of the Human Empire Defense Army, enervated by continuous battle.
Perhaps, their spirit was being healed too—
Expending the last of their stored Resources, Kirito quietly inserted the black and white swords back into their hilts on his back.
Within the all-healing rain of light, Asuna did nothing but look fixedly upon the swordsman in black, taking step after definite step towards her.
She did not make a move, nor did she open her mouth to talk to him. She felt as though as soon as she said something, it would all become an illusion. So all Asuna did was keep her eyes firmly open, a slight smile on her lips, waiting.
Walking forward in her place was Klein.
His severed left arm and pierced body were completely healed, but the katana-wielder still clutched his chest in apparent pain, then hobbled forward.
Asuna turned to look and saw Renri the young knight, accompanied behind by his dragon. Both had been almost fatally injured, but the only wounds left now were the scratches on their armor.
Kirito's memory reading and flight.
Asuna trotted over, took his hand, and pressed it against her cheek.
Kirito’s left arm circled around her back and pulled her towards him.
It was only a moment’s embrace, but in that moment Asuna felt that their souls exchanged a great amount of information that which could not be expressed in words.
Kirito exchanged a close look with Asuna, nodded, then turned his eyes towards the southern sky.
He raised his right hand in that direction. His five fingers moved, seemingly searching for something.
Asuna blinked, but Kirito did not reply; he simply revealed a hint of a smile.
Surveying the crowd once more, Kirito gently patted Klein’s shoulders and Ronye’s head before saying:
“Well, here we go.”
And then Lisbeth watched as Kirito and Asuna were enveloped in bright green light and took flight at extraordinary speed towards the south.
Think you could make a calc blog with the data given? Including the quote that mentions 20,000 and link it to the Calculations Evaluation thread. That way, if people approve, we can finally give stats to Kirito's Release Recollection.
Also, we're gonna have to make a Content Revision for the rest.
After months of procrastination, I finally reread Volumes 1-11 of Blade Dance, and compiled all the AP/Speed related feats in a blog. Since you were on the thread I had made in the past, your input would be greatly appreciated.
2. Put a line on whatever object in the image that you know the height/length of (ex. human height, you put the two end points at the head and feet)
3. Put a line on top of the previous line, but this time, measured to the known height/length (ex. human height, you put the bottom endpoint at the feet, but the top is X units where X is the actual height)
4. Use the 'scale' command (shortcut: SC), enter, highlight the image and the first line, enter, select the bottom point (or wherever the two lines' end points converge), reference option (shortcut: R), enter, select the converging points again (e.g. feet of the human in the image) and then the other end of the first line, and then the other end of the second line.