Just as Qin Wushuang was about to walk away, Zhou Fu walked up from behind and encouraged him: "Wushuang, add oil, we will be waiting for you at the Core disciple side!"
Qin Wushuang looked at Zhou Fu’s clear eyes that did not carry any trace of deception. Instead, her eyes showed sincerity from the bottom of her heart. Immediately, he was moved and nodded seriously: "Ok, it’s a promise between noble people, I will see you!"
Zhou Fu smiled gracefully: "I am a girl, not a noble man. However, I believe in you that you will break through easily!"
Qin Wushuang nodded and started walking toward the north of the square.
Among all the disciples in the Stargaze Palace, the Advanced disciples were only the second ladder, they were elite people.
After all, the Stargaze Palace had a total of tens of thousands of disciples. Besides the ninety-six Core disciples, there were only six hundred Advanced disciples.
The rest were all disciples at the Initial level.
Overall, the Advanced disciples were all good talent selected from everywhere. Only, they had no luck becoming a Core. And within this group, a portion of them were already Upper Sky warriors.
However, a portion of the Upper Sky did not reach this stage through self-study, but used Upper Sky Initial Stage pills to assist them in breaking through the stage. Thus, they had already lost the chance to become a Core.
It did not mean that they did not want to compete. Per the rules, if they could become one of the top three, although they may not have the title of the Core, they could still be authorized to train at the Virtuous Cloud Mountain Summit.
The fact that they could still enjoy a portion of the benefits of the core even without the title, it was an attracting business.
Of course, basically, the top three from the past years had become Upper Sky through their own hard work.
Historically, there were the cases in which Pre-Sky Realm warriors had successfully become one of the top three and rose directly.
To such unusual people, the Stargaze Palace would make an exception and reward them with the most outrageous quality Upper Sky Initial pills. They would use it to break into the Upper Sky and stabilize their Core disciple position.
After he had finished listening to the exam content, Qin Wushuang had already started to plan inwardly. He was confident that such level of exam would not pose a great difficulty to him.
However, considering the fact that a portion of the Advanced disciples were Upper Sky, he did not dare to lower his guard. After all, the top three spots were limited and it would depend on their grade.
Thus, Qin Wushuang decided to use all his effort and to perform with all his ability. He would aim to break through with perfect scores. This way, he would not be worried by dropping outside the top three spots by other Upper Sky Advanced disciples.
"Brother Qin…" Suddenly, a voice called to him from his back.
Qin Wushuang turned to look and saw it was Yan Feng, whom he had met last time at the Nature Manifestation Valley. Qin Wushuang was joyous: "It’s you? You are going to enter this exam for the Advanced disciple?"
Yan Feng smiled bitterly: "I am only a Stage Nine of the Genuine Force and someone powerful at the Pre-Sky Realm. I don’t have any strong points. Among the Advanced disciples, I heard that there are twenty or thirty Upper Sky leveled warriors. I wouldn’t even get a turn at the top three. I am just participating per the rules and will aim to not get a lower ranking than last year."
Then, he moved his mouth as if he wanted to ask something. In the end, he did not ask.
Qin Wushuang knew his thoughts as he said in a low and muffled voice: "I already got the goods. Don’t worry. After the exam, I will find you. Too many people are here, it would not be good for me to give it to you now."
A trace of fanatical joy flashed across his eyes. Then, Yan Feng calmed down and nodded.
"Attention, each of you come up individually and take your serial number plate."
Six hundred Advanced disciples would each get a serial number.
When Qin Wushuang got his serial number, it was 100. And Yan Feng’s was 231.
As Qin Wushuang watched these fanatical Advanced disciples surrounding him, he was also moved. He thought: "This exam seems simple, but the rules are cruel. From six hundred people, only five will be chosen. Three of the spots are direct advancing spot and the other two still need to compete. For this probability, a rather large portion of people would be fated as accompanists. However, seeing all these people being fanatical, and only a few are calm as Yan Feng who know where they stand. It is enough to see how fanatical the exam atmosphere are now."
"Ten people will go at one time with the serial number ranking to follow the leader to the exam location. The first exam is weaponry. Perfect score is one hundred."
Hearing this announcement, the first ten with the serial number immediately followed the leader with a determined expression. Apparently, the test was not long. After about fifteen minutes, this group of people had returned.
From their expression, they were obviously depressed. It was apparent that the result of this first round did not make most people satisfied. Some of them even lowered their heads and showed low spirits. It seemed they had received quite the shock.
After some rounds, it was Qin Wushuang’s group’s turn.
Qin Wushuang smiled lightly and smiled to Yan Feng: "I am going first."
He followed that leader and walked toward the exam place.
The one who was responsible for testing them were all Butlers of the Stargaze Palace. Each of them had a lot of strength and were all Upper Sky warriors.
One of the head Butlers said lightly: "These ten Butlers are your examiners. You will spar with them with the weapons. You will be tested on the proficiency of the mastery of the weapon and destructive power. Please find your corresponding examiner with the last digit of your serial number. Do you see the mud dolls behind the examiners? Under the defense of the examiners, if you could destroy one mud doll, you will get ten points. Ten in total for one hundred points. Time is limited, please treasure each second."
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang was astonished. No wonder most of the examinees before them were depressed. Under the guard of the Upper Sky Butlers, it would not be an easy task to break through their defense and to destroy the mud dolls behind them. To Pre-Sky Realm warriors, it would be extremely difficult.
" Don’t worry about personal gains and losses, these examiners will suppress their power. They would not utilize their full power. If they did, you guys don’t need to participate in this exam as no one would get a single point."
Qin Wushuang twitched the corner of his mouth and revealed a somewhat playful smile. Inwardly, he thought that your words were too overconfident, everyone would not get a single point?
At least, he did not believe this story. He moved the corner of his mouth and said to that Butler with the ending digit zero: "Mr. Examiner, I am going to make a move."
Inwardly, that examiner had already noticed him when he saw Qin Wushuang’s somewhat strange smile. He thought that this Advanced disciple seemed to not believe him. Yet, he would like to see whether he had the real skills.
"Sure, start. Remember, you’ve only got one hundred seconds."
Qin Wushuang held the snake shaped soft whip and said leisurely: "One hundred seconds is enough."
However, he thought inwardly: "I only need twenty seconds."
As soon as his he finished speaking, he had already shot the long whip from his sleeve. He waved it with the wind to attack toward that Butler. For this whip, Qin Wushuang did not suppress his power. He initiated the Upper Sky presence and immediately made this long whip to move like the Spiritual Snake. It was as if the snake was spitting out in strange curves and left that Butler incapable of grasping the angle.
"Good boy!" Inwardly, that Butler complimented and threw out a wave of astral wind from the sleeve. Suddenly, both of his sleeves had opened out like an iron umbrella made by supreme iron. The sleeves formed an astral wind defense cover and pushed Qin Wushuang’s snake shaped whip.
Qin Wushuang laughed: "Nice defense."
He must admit that indeed, this Butler had extraordinary strength and he did suppressed his power. However, Qin Wushuang was not any normal Advanced disciples.
He had no intention to drag this on. Suddenly, like a slippery fish, he raised his feet and the snake shaped soft whip turned itself to wrap the waist of that Butler.
It was as if that Butler had brushed oil on his waist, he followed the trend and escaped Qin Wushuang’s attack. He shouted: "Ten seconds."
Qin Wushuang laughed: "What about it?"
The whip followed rapidly and went to sweep towards that Butler’s legs.
"Ha ha, you want to hurt me? It’s not that easy?" As if that Butler had installed springs on his feet, he jumped up suddenly and evaded Qin Wushuang’s whip attack again.
Qin Wushuang laughed and suddenly, he swung his left hand and let go of the red light. At the same time, he swung the snake shaped whip upwards to stop that Butler from dropping.
This way, the upward Upper Sky Qi shot from the whip had stopped that Butler’s falling motion in which he would not dare to land easily.
And now, like a scrambling legendary dragon, that red light had broken through the defense circle to the Butler. As if bestowed with Spiritual beings, the red light had slashed through ten mud dolls in a boom.
The criss-cross slash of the sword Qi had pierced through the row.
At the same time, ten mud dolls had been cut into halves cleanly.
Qin Wushuang used his left hand to grab the air and the Violet Sun Sword flew backwards and returned to his back. Qin Wushuang withdraw the long whip and stepped backwards. He hugged his chest and smiled: "Twenty seconds, how about it?"
That Butler laughed: "Cut into halves and did not break, it will not be counted."
Qin Wushuang still smiled: "Look again."
That butler looked back curiously. With this look, those ten mud dolls seemed to have made a promise, with a breaking sound, they had shattered to the ground into crumbs.
That butler laughed and stuck up his thumb: "Nice, young man, with your strength, how come you are only an Advanced disciple?"
"I entered too late, so I could only follow the rules."
That Butler have finally realized the light: "That’s why, what is your name?
‘You are Qin Wushuang?" That Butler was stunned. Then, he laughed, "I see, you are Qin Wushuang and it is not strange. Ha ha, I heard that when you were entering the sect, the Second Palace Master had applied for a Core spot for you. That’s you? Nice nice, by using actual performance is ten times stronger than going through the back door."
"That’s because my master was kind." When Qin Wushuang saw him showing courtesy, he did not act arrogant and asked, "Examiner, is this time counted for grade?
That butler said with a smile: "Of course, perfect score, without a question. With your strength, even if I had used all my power to stop you, I am afraid you would still get a perfect score. Only, you would have used a bit more time."
Qin Wushuang cupped his hand: "I would not dare, I would take my leave now."
When he had finished his exam, the other nine people in his group was still struggling. One hundred seconds was not a lot and not very little. However, right now, besides Qin Wushuang, the other nine people had destroyed very few of the mud dolls. Only two people had destroyed one to two dolls.
"Ah? Qin, why are you back early?" Yan Feng was finding it weird.
In the line of the disciples to the Second Palace Master, some Advanced disciples also knew IQn Wushuang. Among them, it had included that talkative Senior Brother Ke. He also walked up with a face full of smiles: "Congratulations, Qin. You should have passed with a perfect score, right? Our young talent from the Green Cloud Palace is surely different than anyone else. Everyone else had come back with a depressed face, yet you came back quickly and before the end of the exam. Right, let me introduce myself. My surname is Ke, and I am the disciple of the Second Palace Master."
When this guy had shouted, it had made all those Advanced disciples who returned earlier look over. From their brows, they carried some serious doubts
With such devilish exam content, it would be impossible for someone to come back early! Most likely, this kid had failed the exam.
At this time, the other nine disciples in the same group with Qin Wushuang had also returned. Each of them looked around, they were apparently looking for Qin Wushuang’s figure.
One of them shouted with exaggeration: "Such devilish figure, he’s not a human. In less than twenty seconds, he had destroyed ten mud dolls and gotten a perfect score. The first perfect score occurred in my group. Ha ha, I saw it with my own eyes!"
As soon as he said these words, everyone was surprised. A few groups of Advanced disciples who had failed looked at Qin Wushuang not with doubt, but with admiration!