Chapter 728: Shock
Jian Chen stood outside the main gate, and observed the branch of the Radiant Saint Master Union. From Lin Bai, not only did he learn that the Radiant Saint Master Union could provide authentication tests for all Radiant Saint Masters, it also provided lodging and food for free to all Radiant Saint Masters. In other words, not exaggerated in the slightest part, the branches of the union were inns to Radiant Saint Masters. An extremely safe, special inn where no one could be harassed.
"Brother, you might still be rather unfamiliar here. Come with me, I'll take you to get your Radiant Saint Master class tested. The union attaches great importance to every single Radiant Saint Master; if some high class Radiant Saint Masters want to go out, the union would even send experts to protect them at all times." Lin Bai explained with a smile as he took Jian Chen into the branch office.
Lin Bai glanced at the two large, cold-looking men behind him and said rather complacently, "Brother, you see the two people by me? They are the experts sent by the union to protect me at all times. They're both Third Cycle Earth Saint Masters."
Hearing that, Jian Chen turned around and glanced at the two men as a sliver of amazement flashed across his eyes. He originally thought that the two people were sent from Lin Bai's clan to protect him. He had never thought that the two Earth Saint Masters were sent by the Radiant Saint Master Union, which surprised him quite a lot.
Looking at Jian Chen's expression, Lin Bai sniggered, "This is the treatment a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master receives. When you reach Class 5 in the future, you too can enjoy treatment like this."
As Lin Bai spoke, he lead Jian Chen to a counter. On the old wooden chair behind the counter sat a grey-haired elderly man in white, long robes. The old man's eyes were currently tightly closed and he was asleep. His snores were thunderous, and on the chest on the elderly man there was an azure badge. The same color as Lin Bai's.
"Jamie, stop sleeping, you have things to do now." Lin Bai used his right hand to knock the counter heavily a few times, which gave out a few muffled knocks.
Being awakened from his sweet dreams, the old man was enraged. Before he had even opened his eyes, he began to roar angrily, "Which ignorant brat dares to wake me, the esteemed Class 5 Radiant Saint Master Jamie, from his dreams!? Are you tired of staying in the City of God!?" As soon as he completed his angry roar, the old man's angry eyes immediately landed on Lin Bai. He was slightly surprised, which he then laughed awkwardly. Rubbing his head, he said, "Lin Bai boy, it's actually you. It's nothing, it's nothing. I've been awoken from sweet dreams but I can just have another one later."
Lin Bai clearly had already gotten used to the old man's behaviour. He extended a hand and pulled Jian Chen ahead, "Jamie, this person's a Radiant Saint Master, though he hasn't been tested. You're the vice-manager of this branch, so you test him."
Jamie glanced at Jian Chen, but he did not pay too much attention to him. He pulled out a piece of paper carelessly and began writing, "Lin Bai, this is the twenty-eighth you've brought. You really are kind-hearted and honest, always so kind and gentle from the bottom of your heart. Perhaps that's the reason why you've reached Class 5 with your current age."
Lin Bai smiled slightly, but he did not say anything.
"Kid, what's your name? How old are you? Where did you come from and when did you realise you had the power to use Radiant Saint Force?" Jamie asked without even raising his head.
Jian Chen naturally knew that he was asking him. He replied without any hesitation, "I'm Yang Yutian, twenty four years old this year. I come from a rural village and accidentally discovered that I could control Radiant Saint Force when I was young."
Jamie quickly recorded the information Jian Chen had provided him with before standing up, "Come with me, I'll get you tested for your ability as a Radiant Saint Master."
Afterwards, Jian Chen followed Jamie into a secret room at the back of the branch office. As for Lin Bai and his two bodyguards, they also came in.
The room was rather large and dark, but also empty. The only thing in there was a fist-sized white rock on a round table in the centre of the room. It seemed like a night pearl, and glowed with a faint light.
"Yang Yutian, use all you can to control your Radiant Saint Force and pour it all into that white rock." Jamie said indifferently.
Jian Chen did not say anything in return. He slowly walked up to the white rock and after hesitating for a while, he slowly extended his right index finger. In just a second, a faint layer of white light appeared where Jian Chen's finger was, before quickly growing in brightness. Quickly it became a white ball of soft light. With the appearance of the ball of light, the darkness of the surrounding room disappeared.
Jamie and Lin Bai's pupils constricted suddenly as they observed that. Jamie's originally uncaring old eyes immediately became to overflow with great vigor.
"This kid gathers Radiant Saint Force so quickly." Jamie cried out. His expression became stern for the first time for the day.
Lin Bai also stared at Jian Chen in surprise. He too had never thought that a mere low class Radiant Saint Master like Jian Chen could actually gather Radiant Saint Force with such a speed. It had even exceeded his own speed, that of a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master.
At this moment, Jian Chen suddenly poked the white rock in front of him. The Radiant Saint Force on the tip of his finger was immediately poured into the rock, and instantly, the rock began to glow with a dazzling light. At the very start, the light was red, then orange, before turning into yellow.
"It's yellow! Yang Yutian from a rural village is actually a Class 3 Radiant Saint Master! A twenty-four-year-old Radiant Saint Master; someone with talent like that definitely has a big future ahead of them. They'll at least reach Class 5, or even Class 6!" Jamie stared in shock at the rock glowing with yellow light as he mumbled to himself. Shortly afterwards, the emotion of excitement emerged in his gaze.
Suddenly, the yellow light quickly changed. It had already turned into a dark green in the next moment, glowing from the white rock.
"Class 4, he's actually Class 4!" Jamie could no longer retain his composure. He cried out from the bottom of his heart and looked at Jian Chen with a gaze of disbelief.
The way Lin Bai looked at Jian Chen also changed very greatly. At this moment, his heart was beating rapidly as he mumbled to himself, "Who would've thought that brother Yang Yutian is already Class 4 even though he's twenty-four years old. It's not any weaker compared to that treasured daughter from the Lei family. Talent this great should already place within the top ten of the Holy Empire."
The pupils of the two Earth Saint Masters standing beside Lin Bai also constricted abruptly as they stared at Jian Chen in shock. It was quite rare in the Holy Empire for a twenty-four-year-old to reach Class 4. The two of them had seen many Radiant Saint Masters in their lives, yet those who had reached Class 4 were all people in their forties or fifties without any exception. There were even people who had spent seventy or eighty years to reach such a level.
"A Class 4 Radiant Saint Master. Hahaha, who would've thought that Yang Yutian is actually Class 4, and that in my tiny third-rate branch office, there would be a twenty-four-year-old Class 4 Radiant Saint Master." Jamie was so excited that he could not control himself anymore, giving out a crazy laugh.
At this moment, a quiet crack sounded in the room. A tiny crack had appeared on the white rock which was used to test Radiant Saint Force, before quickly spreading all over the rock with an unbelievable speed. The originally-undamaged rock was now covered with spider-web cracks. Afterwards, there was a boom, and the entire piece of rock suddenly exploded, scattering shrapnel all over the ground.
Jamie's laughter came to a screeching stop. He suddenly became stupefied, staring blankly at the floor of broken rock. Disbelief flooded his eyes.
Lin Bai also stood there blankly. His mouth was wide open while his eyes had become the size of bells. He said trembling, "Class… Class… Class 5."
"Im-... im-... impossible, Yang Yutian is only twenty four. How can he reach Class 5? A twenty-four-year-old Class 5 Radiant Saint Master. Geez, that hasn't appeared for thousands of years." Jamie mumbled to himself at a loss. He was unable to believe what was occurring before his eyes.
Lin Bai's breathing became labored. He abruptly swung his head to look at Jamie and said hurriedly, "Jamie, what are you staring for? Hurry up and take Yang Yutian to the main office to get him tested as a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master. This would be a great service to you, a vice-manager of a third-rate branch."
Jamie jerked suddenly. He immediately returned to his sentences and said extremely hurriedly, "Yeah yeah yeah, Yang Yutian, quickly come with me to get tested for Class 5 at the main office." At that moment, Jamie, a feeble Radiant Saint Master, actually possessed the speed of a fighter. He shot in front of Jian Chen like an arrow, before pulling Jian Chen by the arm towards outside.
Afterwards, Lin Bai followed closely behind Jamie with his two bodyguards.
In the City of God, a luxurious carriage bearing the symbol of the Radiant Saint Master Union currently galloped down the streets hurriedly, while beside the carriage, there were a dozen or so muscly men escorting it on Class 4 Magical Beasts. Even more so, there were a few large men ahead, hurrying their mounts to open up a path, constantly calling out at the pedestrians. It piqued the interests of many people, which caused them to discuss about it on the sides.
Within the City of God, one of the seven capitals of the continent, only the clan in control of the City of God and the Radiant Saint Master Union dared to rampage down the streets without any worry.
Within the carriage, Jian Chen sat comfortably on a soft seat, while he held the snow-white tiger in his hands. As for Lin Bai and Jamie, they sat excitedly on Jian Chen's two sides, all filled with anticipation. When they looked at Jian Chen, their gazes were extremely complicated. A twenty-four-year-old Class 5 Radiant Saint Master was a rare genius even over several millenia.