Chapter 730: Blue Badge (Two)
Gaethyr did not hand the item for testing Radiant Saint Masters to Jian Chen. Instead, he gave it to the Class 5 Radiant Saint Master Lin Bai who had the azure badge.
To him, there was no doubt that Lin Bai was the person who needed to be tested; he knew just how great Lin Bai's talent was. As for his friend of several decades, he did not even think about Jamie. He knew Jamie very well. Although Jamie possessed decent talent, he had only become a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master two years ago. It was definitely impossible for him to have a break through again and reach Class 6 so soon.
As for Jian Chen, he was always ignored by Gaethyr. Jian Chen was just too young, and Gaethyr had even believed Jian Chen was perhaps Lin Bai's disciple.
Gaethyr's actions caused both Lin Bai and Jamie to stare blankly. A sliver of astoundment had even appeared on Jian Chen's face, but shortly afterwards, they all revealed a bitter smile. They all understood that Gaethyr misunderstood who needed to be tested.
The scene had even caused the two cold Earth Saint Masters behind Lin Bai to reveal a rarely seen smile of interest.
When Gaethyr saw the people's weird expressions, Gaethyr was immediately flooded by a sense of doubt. He stared at Lin Bai in astonishment and asked, "Isn't the person who needs to be tested you?"
Lin Bai shook his head with a bitter smile, "I'm only forty-five this year and I only reached Class 5 half a year ago. How is it possible for me to make another breakthrough in just half a year? Sir, you overestimate me."
Hearing that, Gaethyr became embarrassed. There were many people in the union responsible for testing, and Gaethyr was one of them. Lin Bai's testing for Class 5 was indeed held at the headquarters, but the person who tested him was not Gaethyr. As a result, Gaethyr did not know about the finer details.
Gaethyr then looked towards his good friend of many years, bearing an expression of slight admiration. Even though he struggled to believe it, he had to accept the fact that his good friend was now a step ahead of himself.
"Congratulations Jamie. Who would've thought that you'd make another breakthrough in just two years. Now that you're a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master, you have the right to become a core member of the union and learn Radiant Artes. Though, I still don't possess the right to hold tests for Class 6 Radiant Saint Masters. The tests for Class 6 must be held by elders. Just wait here, I'll immediately go and contact an elder." A jade trinket had already appeared in Gaethyr hand. He contacted the elders using a special method.
Jamie immediately extended his hand to stop Gaethyr. He looked at him, unsure of how to react, "Gaethyr, you really are befuddled. You haven't even asked us who is taking the test and just personally decided that it was Lin Bai or me who had reached Class 6."
Jamie took a slight step backwards. He pulled Jian Chen in front of him, into Gaethyr's astounded gaze. He said proudly, "This is brother Yang Yutian. His talent is extremely great and already possesses quite a great achievement despite being only twenty-four years old. When he came to my branch to be tested, his dense Radiant Saint Force actually destroyed the testing rock. Although he's quite young, he's already a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master. This was why I came to the union from far away, to have Yang Yutian tested for Class 5. Gaethyr, do you finally understand, you befuddled old man? This time, the person to be tested is not me or Lin Bai, but him."
"What! The person to be tested is him? He's already reached Class 5?" Gaethyr was greatly stunned was he looked at Jian Chen in disbelief. Although twenty-four-year-old Class 5 Radiant Saint Masters had appeared on the continent before, they were extremely rare. It had already been several millennia since such a young, high class Radiant Saint Master had appeared.
Jamie chuckled complacently and said, "Of course Gaethyr. Do you think that a Class 4 Radiant Saint Master can destroy my testing rock? Whatever, let's cut to the chase and quickly get brother Yang Yutian tested. I can't wait any moment longer."
Gaethyr's gaze towards Jian Chen was already completely different. He sucked in a deep breath, slowly calming himself. Afterwards, he passed the thumb-sized bead to Jian Chen, "The test for Class 5 can start now. Yang Yutian, please pour as much Radiant Saint Force as you can into the bead. As long as you get the bead to glow with azure light, you are a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master. Though, I must warn you that the bead had a great repelling force towards Radiant Saint Force. Pouring Radiant Saint Force into it is extremely tiring, so you must give it your all."
Jian Chen nodded as he took the bead from Gaethyr. With a thought, he immediately began to condense the surrounding Radiant Saint Force, before shortly pouring it into the bead.
However, just when Jian Chen's Radiant Saint Force approached the bead, it was met with resistance, preventing the Radiant Saint Force from entering the bead.
Gaethyr, Lin Bai and Jamie all stared fixedly at Jian Chen. Whether Jian Chen was a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master all depended on this step.
A sneer of disdain formed on Jian Chen's lips. With a soft snort, his thought of controlling the Radiant Saint Force abruptly increased by quite a lot. The Radiant Saint Force in the surroundings immediately began to quickly gather around Jian Chen, before being forcefully channelled into the bead by Jian Chen.
The ordinary-looking bead immediately began to glow with red light. Shortly afterwards, it began to change, going from the original red to orange, then to yellow, before finally turning to green.
Gaethyr's heartbeat began to quicken as he stared at the bead that was flashing green, his hands already tightly clenched. Lin Bai and Jamie were the same as him.
Although Jian Chen demonstrated power beyond Class 4 by destroying the testing rock, it did not mean that Jian Chen was a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master and only meant he possessed the power of a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master. Whether he really was Class 5 or not would still depend on the test.
In the past, there were many people who took the Class 5 test who could make the testing rock explode, but were unable to pour Radiant Saint Force into the bead, or were unable to make the bead glow azure. As a result, they remained Class 4 Radiant Saint Masters.
To Lin Bai and Jamie, although Jian Chen possessed the power of a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master, he was still not truly Class 5. As a result, as Jian Chen took the test, the two of them observed very attentively, along with some anticipation.
At this moment, the green light from the bead jerked. Shortly afterwards, azure light immediately began to spill from the bead, completely replacing the green light.
"Class 5! Brother Yang Yutian is actually a real Class 5 Radiant Saint Master." Jamie danced about excitedly. It was he who had discovered the genius, as well as he who had escorted the genius to the headquarters to be tested. This was a great meritorious service.
"Congratulations, brother Yang Yutian. You've become a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master, an existence respected by tens of thousands." Lin Bai also revealed a smile from the bottom of his heart and he hurried to clasp his hands at Jian Chen in congratulation.
Gaethyr wiped the cold sweat on his forehead. He looked at Jian Chen in admiration and envy, "Yang Yutian, congratulations on become the most outstanding Class 5 Radiant Saint Master of the continent in thousands of years. I hope you can keep up the good work and quickly reach Class 6 and become a core member of the union, as well as learn Radiant Artes..." Before Gaethyr had even finished, he came to a screeching halt. His eyes suddenly began to bulge and he stared at the bead in Jian Chen's hand in disbelief.
He only saw the azure light of the bead quickly deepen at a rate visible with the naked eye. It turned more and more blue and in a few breaths, the azure light was completely replaced with navy light.
"Bl-... blu… blue… this… this… how is this possible, no… no… impossible… this is definitely impossible. It's impossible." Gaethyr's eyes became the size of bells. He started at the navy-blue bead tongue-tied. He was completely overwhelmed with disbelief.
"Blue light, this… how can this happen. This is the blue light that symbolises a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master." Lin Bai was absolutely astounded, no longer able to maintain his calm with the storm brewing in his heart.
Jamie was also stunned by what he had just seen. He forcefully rubbed his eyes and said with a mouthful, "Impossible, why would it shine with blue light? I must be seeing wrong. Yes yes, I must be seeing wrong." However, no matter how forcefully Jamie rubbed his eyes, the light remained a deep navy-blue, not the azure he had believed.
"Class 6 Radiant Saint Master! Yang Yutian is actually a Class 6 Radiant Master! A twenty-six-year-old Radiant Saint Master! Heavens!" Gaethyr became a little lost. The shock in his heart had already reached a level that could not be recovered from easily. He believed that at this very moment, he had just witnessed a miracle, an unprecedented miracle.
It was not that twenty-four-year-old Class 5 Radiant Saint Masters never appeared on the Tian Yuan Continent, they only appeared every several millennia. As for a twenty-four-year-old Class 6 Radiant Saint Master, that was a miraculous existence Gaethyr had never even heard of. Even in all of history, a twenty-four-year-old Class 6 Radiant Saint Master had never appeared.
"Oh my heavens, a twenty-four-year-old Class 6 Radiant Saint Master's actually appeared. This is just unbelieveable. Let me contact the elders immediately." Gaethyr immediately shot off with a speed even he did not know he could travel at, disappearing in the blink of an eye.