When afternoon came, the results from the competition on the first day were out .
The results were within expectations . Sima You Yue was at the top of the list, far ahead of the second place while the one behind him was extremely close .
Mao San Quan and the others were ecstatic when they knew of the results . Based on her score, not to mention reaching the top hundred, it was even within her reach to become first place . The sect would finally be able to wipe the sweat off their brow!
Sima You Yue didn’t have any reaction when she saw the results of the competition . She only asked, “How many more rounds are there to the competition? It wouldn’t be too late to rejoice only once it has ended . ”
She took Sima Liu Xuan’s life jade and couldn’t bring herself to feel happy when she couldn’t figure out where he was .
The reason she had tried so hard this time was because she wanted him to be proud of her as his daughter . However, he couldn’t even see it with his own eyes .
She wanted to go and look for him, but she wasn’t able to . All she could do now was to cultivate, cultivate and cultivate!
Once she was strong enough, she would be able to go and look for him . She would be able to find out what happened to her mother .
Her establishment of her own influence was already on the right track . She wouldn’t have to interfere much in the happenings later on . When she thought about the events that were on her shoulders, she felt like once this competition was over, she would have to go into seclusion for a moment to help her strength develop properly .
On the morning of the second day, the second round of the competition had begun . The number of participants were cut by half .
“For the competition today, you are to refine three of the pills that you are proficient in . Prepare your own ingredients . The results will, of course, be based on the rank, time, quantity of your completed pills and so on . Good luck . ”
Everyone knew long ago what this round would be like . That was why they had long since prepared the medicinal ingredients they needed inside their spatial tools . Once Ji Qing Yuan made the announcement, they took out these tools and began to refine the pills they specialised in .
The amount of time they took was obviously a lot less than the previous round . Furthermore, it didn’t seem like there was any incident of any furnace exploding . Everyone finished refining their pills before the time was up . For a perverse genius like Sima You Yue, she was quicker than the others by a third .
The final results were only announced on the second day . When Sima You Yue placed first, nobody was surprised anymore .
A few hundred contestants were dropped this time and only the first hundred competitors were able to enter the next round .
When the third round of the competition started, only a hundred contestants from the second group remained . It could be because the later matches were more exciting, so when the third round began, the two groups did not compete at the same time, but were a day apart . This allowed everyone to watch both battles .
“I didn’t think that you would have this ability in alchemy, but there are times where even a blind cat will be able to bump into a dead mouse, right?” Gu Xi Ping walked past Sima You Yue as he sneered .
Sima You Yue pretended not to hear him as she lowered her head and toyed with her fingernail .
There was no need to bother herself with people like him .
Gu Xi Ping was expecting a reply and shot her a glare before returning to his own seat .
The third round of the competition was on the refinement of a set pill . However, it was different from the first round . The pills were relatively more common, they were just a little more difficult to refine .
Furthermore, they did not circulate the pill that was going to be refined this round . The guild would provide the pill method and ingredients to allow the contestants time to focus on studying and following the traditional way of refining the pills .
Every single table had three portions of ingredients, which also meant that everyone had three chances . If they used up all their chances, that meant that they were disqualified immediately .
When Ji Qing Yuan announced the start of the competition, the contestants took out the pill recipe and started to study it . There were those whose expressions were overjoyed when they saw it because they had seen it often . They immediately started to refine the pills .
Xia Chang Tian and Zhao Xiang Qi had long since known that something like this would occur . It was impossible for nobody to have seen the pill recipe before . In order to ensure fairness, they changed the recipe a little to change a few types of ingredients . The method of refinement would be different, then .
The sound of an explosion shocked everyone, who turned around to see what was going on .
When they saw another person fail, many revealed joyful expressions .
Sima You Yue merely glanced for a moment before recollecting herself to continue studying the pill recipe in her hands .
She had seen this method often, but upon careful inspection, she realised a few changes in the middle . That was why she had not started refining yet, deciding to allocate more time to study it carefully before starting .
After an hour or so passed, many began to refine their pills . Sima You Yue started inspecting her ingredients as well .
Another furnace exploded .
More explosions sounded, causing the contestants to fluster and pay more attention .
After Sima You Yue finished inspecting her ingredients, she took a deep breath and began to refine her pill .
Sounds of explosions were heard from Sima You Yue’s front and side . However, they did not impact her . However, during the fusion process, because she had misjudged the timing to put in two of the ingredients, it led to a conflict of the ingredients, so her furnace met the same fate .
She was different from the others . She did not immediately pour the failed medicinal liquid away . Instead, she took it out and inspected it before placing it to the side and starting on it again .
This time, her refinement was considered smooth . She took note of all the points that she should and when it was at the point where it had exploded the last time, she was even more careful . Although there were still clunking sounds from the inside of the furnace, due to her experience, after clanging inside for a while, it finally quieted down .
Once the medicinal fluid had completely fused, the later processes posed no problem to her at all .
Very quickly, the fragrance of the pills wafted over, indicating the success of her binding process .
She kept the pills into her jade bottle and there was someone who came immediately to take note of her score . She found out later on that she was not the first one to complete it, and there were many after her who completed it as well .
What was even more surprising to her was that Gu Xi Ping had actually refined it before she did . She even thought that people like him, who liked to provoke others, had heads full of air . She didn’t think that he would have some substance to him .
The competition this day would select the ten best contestants to enter the last round of the competition . Sima You Yue looked at those around her and could more or less guess who managed to advance .
On the second day, the second group was resting and waiting for the results from the day before while the first group had excitedly begun the competition .
This time, Sima You Yue’s contestant resting area was switched to the observatory and her position was different . The corner from which she watched was also different .
A guy sat beside her .
Sima You Yue glanced at him, saying, “What are you doing here? Aren’t you afraid that someone will kill you?”
Shi Qian Zhi opened his fan and shook it, “If I were afraid, I would not be Shi Qian Zhi . ”
“Blind arrogance . ” Sima You Yue said lightly, “That should be him, right? Did he not initially mix himself with the Jiang Clan? What is doing here in the competition with a different appearance . ”
“Wasn’t it you who said that it was better to slap their faces instead of intentionally throwing the battle?” Shi Qian Zhi threw the question back at her .
Sima You Yue was stunned . She had indeed said something like that, but that was something she told Han Miao Shuang and the others . Thinking about it clearly, he must have read her lips and found out what she said, which was why he changed his plans .
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