After two hours, the twenty Upper Sky Advanced disciples had almost all gone out. Qin Wushuang sensed that it was almost his turn.
From the expression of those Upper Sky Advanced disciples, apparently, they were somewhat disappointed by the result of this exam. After all, this exam was a threshold. Whether they could enter the top three and become a Core disciple, the result would become apparent after this round.
Among this group, a portion of the Upper Sky had reached this stage with the help of the Upper Sky Initial Pills. Obviously, they would not qualify to become a Core disciple.
However, everyone still maintained a sense of hope. Each of them still hoped that perhaps, a little miracle would occur during the exam. And they hoped that they could pass the investigation.
However, to a big sect like the Stargaze, how could they make such a lowly mistake?
The item used to test the Upper Sky was a piece of Spiritual Sky Board.
It was divided into five zones by the five attributes like the five stars. In the middle of the circular board, a giant and clear jade stone was surrounded by the five areas. Apparently, this stone would serve to test the Spiritual Qi. That jade stone was in strip form and each bar appeared in a pattern.
"Qin Wushuang?" That examiner called out with a smile.
"Yes." Qin Wushuang answered.
"Right now, every person in the entire Stargaze Palace has their eyes on you. They are interested to see whether you can get a perfect score in the Advanced disciple exam. This round is crucial, are you ready?"
"Yes, I am." Qin Wushuang answered.
"Ok, extend your hand and put your five fingers on the five corresponding attributes. Unleash the Spiritual Qi from your sea of Qi without holding back. Understand?"
"Unleash my full power?" Qin Wushuang looked at that Spiritual Sky Board with some doubt. He wondered whether that jade stone would be capable of withstanding the full power of the Qi form an elite Upper Sky warrior?
"Yes, don’t worry, this Spiritual Jade Board was created entirely for the Advanced disciple exam. It can withstand any pressure. Unless your strength has reached the Middle stage of the Spiritual Martial Force and discharges a spurt of energy, it would then inflict some destructive power onto this material."
Qin Wushuang could not help but look at it a bit more and he wondered, something this miraculous existed? Since that examiner had said it, of course, Qin Wushuang would not doubt him.
He extended his right hand and started to concentrate, blocking out all distractions.
When he pressed down his five fingers, the Sea of Spiritual Qi immediately opened up. The Spiritual Qi flowed toward the Spiritual Board as it traveled down the path of the .
That main examiner smiled: "Do you see this jade stone? There are five squares in total, and each square is worth ten points. For you Upper Sky disciples, you would get fifty basic points. And the Pre-Sky Realm warriors could only get evaluated below the fifty basic points. And Upper Sky Advanced disciples would be evaluated above this cut off. This is the difference between the two levels."
"While being Upper Sky, each of these five squares are a dividing mark. If your Spiritual Qi can make one of the square jade stones shine, you would get ten points and so on. If you can make all five squares light up, you would get all fifty points. And it would mean you got another perfect score!"
That examiner explained thoroughly and allowed Qin Wushuang to digest the material of the exam completely.
Without any traces of distracting thoughts, Qin Wushuang started to release waves of Spiritual Qi out of his body. After the first time, one of the jade stone suddenly lit up and emitted a bright red light that appeared extremely beautiful.
"Ok, this is the fire attribute. Your Spiritual
Qi could already light up the fire element in this Spiritual Sky Board. Nice, keep going!"
Before the sound of his voice had disappeared, another jade stone had lit up from that board. This time, it showed a vigourous cyan color.
"Good, this is the wood element. Congratulations, you now have twenty points."
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang sneered and sent out another wave of Genuine Qi from the ring finger directly into the left side of that board. This left side was corresponding to the iron element on the west.
Indeed, immediately, that jade stone shone a bright white light as another square became illuminated. That examiner complimented him: "Great, three squares already. Qin Wushuang, you are the Advanced disciple who has accomplished the most in this exam!"
Of course, everything was not finished.
Qin Wushuang unleashed another wave of Qi that gushed out from the forefinger.
He only felt that Sky Board slightly trembling as another one of the jade stone squares lit up instantly. Rays of black light appeared. This was the north, corresponding to the water element.
Currently, that examiner was holding his breath and a trace of surprise appeared in his eyes. However, he had more expectation. Right now, he was in a frame of mind of desiring to see miracles.
He must admit that he admired Qin Wushuang to some extent. The disciple before him was too powerful. From his appearance, he did not show signs of struggling like the other Upper Sky disciples. Instead, he used well-proportioned power and passed through four levels easily. Indeed, he had extraordinary talents.
Now, for this last level, he felt that there would be no reason for Qin Wushuang to not be able to pass.
He almost forgot his identity and had entered the role of an audience. He watched Qin Wushuang’s expression with full attention..
In one smooth motion, Spiritual Qi flowed out from his middle finger.
Again, another subtle "booming" sound emerged from the Sky Board. The strip of the jade stone on the middle of the board suddenly lit up and emitted a bright yellow light.
Like hundred of flowers blooming at the same time, the five squares of the jade stone emanated five incomparably resplendent different-colored lights. It made that examiner sigh with astonishment as he clapped.
"Excellent, Qin Wushuang. Perfect! A perfect score!"
Qin Wushuang smiled lightly and pulled his fingers from the Sky Board. Still retaining a smile, he had not used all his power, in fact, he had not even used half of the Qi in his body.
Despite this fact, the examiner was already excited by his performance
‘Five stones, five hundred points." That examiner encouraged Qin Wushuang with an excited tone, "Qin Wushuang, keep it going. I believe that you will pass the last round with a full score! A brand new record will appear. For sure, you will break the sixteen year record that has been sleeping since then!"
Immediately, the word of Qin Wushuang’s enchanting performance spread out. Each of those Advanced disciples could only feel impressed and could not find any other words.
Despite being competitors, they could only consider themselves not as good as him and to concede defeat when they met someone like Qin Wushuang. Thus, they would compete for the remaining two spots.
After these five round of competitions, Qin Wushuang had gained more than a hundred points advantage over the second place. In other words, even if he were to give up on the last round, the second place would not be able to threaten his title as the victor even if he were to get a perfect score on the last exam.
One could almost say that it was a rare and grand occasion during the Advanced disciple exam. Before the exams had finished, the victor had already emerged.
Now, only two things were left in suspense. Firstly, who would get the two remaining spots. It would depend on the last exam.
The other suspense and the biggest one in the Stargaze Palace was whether Qin Wushuang could get a perfect score in the end. People wondered if he could match to Wei Yi’s records from sixteen years ago.
The last was—A comprehension exam!
However, this exam would start on the third day.
Currently, all the tests on the second day had concluded. The sky had also turned dark.
After a night of rest, the third day would be the final day for the exams.
All exams for the three levels of disciples would finish in three days.
Next, it would be the Core disciple ranking competition that would last for half a month. It would be the most outstanding and marvelous show before the new year. After the ranking competition had finished, they would welcome the new year to bid farewell to the old and usher in the new.
Thus, no one wanted to carry their regrets to the new year. Of course, everyone would use all their power for this Core disciple ranking competition.
However, strangely, everyone did not discuss the Core disciple ranking competition ahead of time. The disciples of the five Palace Masters, Shakyamuni and Elders were all talking about one topic. They wondered whether that Qin Wushuang from the line of the Second Palace Mastee would get the perfect score and repeat what Wei Yi had done sixteen years ago.
In the history of the Stargaze Palace, besides the disciples from the Head Palace Master, no other disciples from the other lines had accomplished it. If Qin Wushuang acquired this perfect score, it would be a brand new record for the Stargaze Palace.
Tan Zhongchi had left the Main Palace earlier and returned to the Green Cloud Palace. For this exam, he decided to keep a low profile and allow all his disciples to perform at their will.
For the other Palace Masters, besides the Head Palace Master, all of them stayed there.
Zhong Wuyin, the Third Palace Master laughed: "Fourth, Fifth, for this Advanced disciple exam, surely the victor will belong to the Second Palace Master. This time, Second will have enough to show off."
Tian Zhixing sighed helplessly: "This time, luck is really on his side. Last time, I felt depressed when he took Qin Wushuang to his side with all his effort. Everyone knows that whoever won the victor of the martial arts student exam from the Subordinate Country, they would have good potential. Unfortunately, he took him. If I had taken him at that time, I would be the one to show off."
Although Tian Zhixing had gotten into a little dispute with Tan Zhongchi with the matter concerning the West Chu, he was a harmonious person and would not hold a grudge. If it was nothing personal, he would not target Tan Zhongchi and only sighed.
However, Leng Qiuchi, the Fourth Palace Master, was a cold figure. He sneered: "Getting fattened up in the beginning does not count. Regardless of how well you do in the Advanced disciple exam, there is a limit. It will not matter if he cannot enter the top ten in the Core ranking competition."
Tian Zhixing sighed: "Fourth, you shouldn’t say that. Qin Wushuang had just entered the sect. Even if he could not make it to the top ten, he still has a lot of opportunities. Currently, he is only eighteen years old. Give him three or five years to mature, and he would not have a problem making it to the top ten!"
Zhong Wuyin asked strangely: "Fifth, that Qin Wushuang holds a grudge against two of your two disciples, why are you speaking for him now?"
"I am only speaking the truth. In the end, it will always be a good thing when a figure like this emerged in the Stargaze Palace. Now, I do want to see whether he could get the perfect six hundred points. In the future, he would become as outstanding as Wei Yi. He is a fortuitous omen for the Stargaze."
Tian Zhixing still had a broad-mind.
However, Zhong Wuyin said: "Perfect score? How is that easy? Even if he had strength, the disciples of the Head Palace Master would not be happy to see that."
When he said these words, both Leng Qiuchi and Tian Zhixing’s expression froze and they all revealed some strange smiles. They could not help but look around and was afraid if the Head Palace Master would suddenly emerge from a corner.