Whether Qin Wushuang’s excellent performance had stimulated people in the later groups, those Advanced disciples who headed into the exam afterwards finally showed some good results.
However, no one could destroy ten mud dolls in twenty seconds like Qin Wushuang. Thus, after the first round of exams, Qin Wushuang’s score was at the top.
After this round, close to half of the Advanced disciples could not even get ten points. Under the defense of the Butlers, they had no chance to approach the mud dolls.
In the last moment, Yan Feng had used the flying knife technique and destroyed three mud dolls for thirty points. Even this grade was one of the highest among all Advanced disciples.
Without a doubt, after the first round of exam, those Upper Sky groups had leading scores.
The first round of examinations had taken a full four hours. After a brief rest, they would start the second round of examinations.
The second round of exams would test the body movements.
The examiner stood on the front row and shouted: "The speed exam is not difficult. Fifty miles to the west from here, there is an exam stop. You will start from here and head to that exam stop and grab the jade plate with the same serial number as yours. For this body movement exam, the priority will be to test your speed. Along the way, there will be tests for agility and reaction. In other words, on the way, there may be traps, ambushes, sneak weapon attacks and many more disturbance. You must react in the first seconds when it happens. Each time you get hit, you will lose ten points. Those who did not get hit and can return to the place within time limit, you will receive a grade per the time lost. The total marks is one hundred!"
That examiner glared from sideways and shouted: "Understand?"
These little rules were not hard to explain. Qin Wushuang thought for a moment and understood the core of this exam.
The faster the speed to finish the task in a shorter time, the higher the scores.
However, it was not enough to have just speed since there were many obstacles along the way. Once a person got stopped by an obstacle, ten points would be deducted. This would require a much higher qualification or reaction speed and agility.
To put it bluntly, these were all within the range of the body movement test.
Qin Wushuang was full of confidence. He knew that for sure, this level of test would not pose great difficulties for him. Although he was not full of himself, he would, without a doubt, go for the perfect score.
For this round of examinations, one hundred people were put in one group. Each group would go one after another in thirty minutes frequencies. In total, there were six groups.
Qin Wushuang was put into the first group. Once they departed, he used his body movement and sped away rapidly. He planned to shake off the team from the beginning and act as a lead runner.
Only, his thoughts were not concealed from the other Upper Sky warriors in his group. Each of these Upper Sky planned this strategy. Five or six of them did not want the other one to take the upper hand. They all planned to suppress the other competitors over the temperament.
This way, including Qin Wushuang, the five Upper Sky Spiritual Martial Force warriors had shaken off the comrades quickly.
While Qin Wushuang sped along, he also observed his competitors. He saw that among these Upper Sky, one of them had a stable and continuous flow of Spiritual Qi. It seemed that he would be a tough competitor.
As for the others, although they were not slow on the start of this road path, it would not be realistic for them to maintain such high speed for fifty miles.
Besides, it would be fifty miles going forward and fifty miles on the return trip. In total, it would be one hundred miles. To an Upper Sky, one hundred miles was nothing. However, it would be a great challenge to maintain the Upper Sky Qi at a dashing speed.
Besides, there were many unexpected obstacles along the way.
After observing for a moment, Qin Wushuang had gotten rid of his other thoughts and poured his entire attention toward the tasks before him. During the run, he concentrated his attention completely and kept a high alert to sense any traces of changes in his surroundings.
Now, Qin Wushuang had completely opened his Upper Sky sense and had grasped the environment to the tiniest details. He would predict any trace of changes.
Suddenly, Qin Wushuang’s sense alerted him and he slid his footsteps. The technique allowed the user to stay focused during the high speed. He twisted his body and flashed to the right side twice.
He only heard two sounds of "sneering" sound that cut across the sky, Qin Wushuang sneered while not slowly down and kept moving forward.
The sneak attack from the first hidden weapon had been evaded by him easily.
Next, Qin Wushuang used the Spiritual Qi to make predictions. In the flash of the light and fire, he made three predictions. Soon, he would arrive at end of this fifty miles.
Suddenly, Qin Wushuang swung his long whip and went to attack the middle part between the two giant trees.
With a crashing sound, a giant net covered from the top. As if Qin Wushuang’s feet had installed a braking tool, he stopped just behind the net.
He rolled his body, nimble like the swallow dipping the water, he had easily skipped across this obstacle. Next, with a rapid speed, he continued running forward.
Instantly, he had arrived at that exam stop.
When he got the jade plate with the serial number, Qin Wushuang finally looked back. The way back was not easy. Just when he had walked one or two miles, the Upper Sky that had followed him the closest also made a quick dash. When he saw that Qin Wushuang was already making the return trip, a trace of strange light flashed across his eyes as he was deeply impressed.
While Qin Wushuang made the return trip, the group of people could not help but look at him more when they saw him. However, they could not see anything else besides seeing a wind like figure.
They only felt something flash across their face like the wind. When they looked again, there was only a figure leaving to the distance.
"Who is this devilish person? Could he be that Qin Wushuang?"
Among the people, some of the people kept thinking about it. After all, Qin Wushuang’s first round performance had shocked way too many people. He made each of them feel that fate was not fair.
Why did a devilish figure have to appear when they were participating in this year’s Advanced disciple exam? The exam may as well have already reached a conclusion.
"That Qin Wushuang had the power of a Core disciple, and he came to participate in the exam for the Advanced disciples. Seriously, it’s so depressing." Not only the Pre-Sky Realm warriors thought this way, even a portion of the Upper Sky Advanced disciples could not help but sigh with sorrow.
When Qin Wushuang returned to the exam centre first, that examiner also could not help but stick up his thumb: "Good boy, your speed is like taking a stroll."
Without a doubt, Qin Wushuang had gotten another perfect score.
With the experience from the previous two rounds, Qin Wushuang had gradually understood more about the difficulty to the Advanced disciple exam. To normal Advanced disciples, it may be difficult. However, at his level, the exam content would not pose too much of a threat.
Unless he made a mistake deliberately, or else, it would be difficult for him not to enter the top three.
After these two rounds, Qin Wushuang did not lose a single point. He already held a leading spot over the table of scores with this grade.
And after this round, more or less, the other Upper Sky warriors had lost some points. It had also stabilized Qin Wushuang’s leading position.
The third round of exam was a power test.
To Qin Wushuang, it was not a strange round. Initially, he had experienced it during the Martial Arts Student Exam back in the River County. Only this time, besides the weight lifting exam, there was an additional exam to test individual combat abilities.
For individual combat abilities, they were competing on their power state.
To an elite warrior like Qin Wushuang who was an experienced user in the natural power, his individual combat ability was outstanding.
Of course, this round of exam did not hold much suspense. It had further stabilized Qin Wushuang’s advantages.
Without a doubt, Qin Wushuang had earned another perfect score.
After three rounds, he had acquired three perfect scores. With a total of three hundred points, he surpassed the second place by two hundred and forty points.
After these three rounds of examinations, the sky had approached dusk and the first day exam had ended.
There were only three days to the year-end exam.
Each year, the most important climax would be the ranking competition between the Core disciples. Such exam was only a test.
Everyone knew that there would not be much going on during this exam.
However, the ranking competition for the Core disciples was completely different! Some Core disciples would even save their strength and wait to unleash all their power during the ranking competition.
Compared to Qin Wushuang’s far leading scores at the Advanced disciples exam, the exam of the Core disciples appeared normal. Not much was going on as everyone was basically maintaining last year’s scores.
Apparently, those people with the strength had not used their power.
And since there were no major news to the Core disciples, Qin Wushuang’s outstanding performance had captured a wide range of attention.
After the first day exam had ended, everyone was discussing what had happened.
"Did you hear? In the Advanced disciple exam, a devilish person has appeared. For three rounds of exams, he did not lose a single point and got a perfect score. Such thing has not occurred in a dozen years, right?"
"Yes, so devilish. If I remembered correctly, something grand like this had happened sixteen years ago. Wei Yi, the head Senior Brother to the Head Palace Master had shown such devilish performance!"
"However that Senior Brother Wei Yi had natural Spiritual roots and the only one in the Stargaze that had that! For this Qin Wushuang, could he also have the Spiritual Roots?"
"I don’t think so? I heard that he came from one of the Subordinate Countries. Those countries would have no chance to nurture someone with Spiritual Roots. This Qin Wushuang should be a genius from the Pre-Sky Realm!"
"Tsk tsk, we all trained from the Pre-Sky Realm, how come the difference is this big?"
"I wonder if this Qin Wushuang will achieve the same accomplishments of Senior Brother Wei Yi? I really hope something like that will occur. With two stars shining in the sky, the future for the Stargaze will become even more marvelous!"
Discussions with all sorts of jealous emotions spread through the Stargaze Palace.
And Tan Zhongchi, the Second Palace Master was listening to his disciple reporting the grade with attention. When he heard about Qin Wushuang, he could not help but laugh.
One must say, that Tan Zhongchi’s laugh revealed the joy from the bottom of his heart and carried a high-spirited pride.