Besides the serial number on the back and the chest, the rest of the test robe was the same for all martial arts students. Plus, after wearing the mask, most likely nobody would recognize themselves even if they were in front of a mirror.
With a long echo from the bugle horn, the exam finally opened its curtains.
Like a leopard cat, Qin Wushuang scuttled out of the grassland. A moment ago, while he was concealing himself while waiting for the start of the exam, he already saw a bright and shining jade plate on the branch not far from his location.
Whatever the number of this jade plate maybe, since he saw it, he would need to take it. Since the first step was always the hardest, if he acquired the first one, surely they would appear one after another.
With a takeoff and landing, Qin Wushuang landed on the branch. At once, he saw a jade plate in between the intersection of the branch. He turned it over and unfortunately, it's number eight.
Only worth two points…
He still decided to put it into his pocket.
The more points, the better his winning chance.
This time, since the Bai Yue Country had listed such rich rewards, there was no reason for Qin Wushuang not to go for it. It would be very tough to acquire an individual number one through the two thousand martial arts students in the entire Bai Yue Country. However, it was not impossible.
At least, regarding strength, if he claimed himself as a number two, then most likely no one would dare to claim themselves as number one.
Of course, luck was also essential to this exam.
Sometimes a person may be powerful, yet without any luck. If he could not find the jade plate with his serial number, then it would significantly affect the entire exam process.
Besides, performances at the scene and the ability to grasp the situations were equally important.
Qin Wushuang decided to gain the upper hand by showing his strength to find a couple of jade plates. After all, the more plates he had, the more he would be free from anxiety.
Although the testing site only had fifty miles of moving area, to fifty people, fifty miles of road was already an more than enough.
The difficulty was genuinely tough for one to find fifty jade plates within this boundary.
Fortunately, each and every one was a well-trained upper-level martial arts student. Regarding different prospects and skills, they were the top among others at the same age.
At the start of the exam, like a fish back in the water and a tiger in the forest, Qin Wushuang had fully brought out his specialties. Within one day, through exploration of the region, calculation over each detail and by using his understanding of the unique traits possessed by ordinary humans, he had dug out four jade plates from many "dead corners."
The reward was huge. Among these four plates, one of them was number twenty-six which had the same ending digit as Qin Wushuang's. It worth five points!
The other three were ordinary two point jade plates.
Plus the one he had acquired in the morning, Qin Wushuang had gained five jade plates on the first day without anyone noticing. In total, they were worth thirteen points.
Don't underestimate those two point jade plates. If used correctly, they would most likely be worth far more than two points.
However, Qin Wushuang was not in a rush to use them.
It was night, and he did not plan to move.
Although the exam time only lasted one month, each minute and sections were crucial. However, it was not the appropriate way to make the best use of one's time like this. After a day of moving around, even though he did not spend too much stamina, he did use up a lot of energy and attention. Preserving his strength was crucial.
Plus, the night possessed greater danger. Even though Qin Wushuang had powerful night vision; he would not be able to move as freely as he did during the day. Especially because finding jade plates were highly technical tasks. If his vision were limited, he would lose a great deal of efficiency.
Thus, Qin Wushuang jumped onto a lush tree and closed his eyes to rest.
As an elite warrior, even when he was resting, each inch of his skin and each of his nerves stayed alert.
Within five hundred meters, anyone who was passing would not escape from Qin Wushuang's ears.
Most likely, these martial arts students thought that moving through the night would give them more cover. Certainly, they would want to grab some rewards in the pitch dark.
Only, it remained a big problem whether how much gains they would get. Most likely, they could accidentally hit the wrong person, which would lead to meaningless conflicts. Next, it would be pointless killings.
By that time, not only would they not acquire any jade plates, they would also get injured.
After all, only a day had passed, and not everyone would have gotten a plate. At least, Qin Wushuang had acquired five. In the end, some people would still be empty-handed for sure.
Surely, in the second half of the night, those martial arts students started to get irritated after they had been busy for the first half. Under the situation where they had acquired nothing, the ambushes had begun.
There were those who were wrongly killed without any mercy.
No matter if you had the jade plates, let's put you down first.
As soon as the conflicts had started, this area became bustling with activity.
The martial arts students continued to gather because of the sound. Qin Wushuang felt helpless. It seemed others had also chosen the same place as he did.
His plan to rest in the second half of the night was not going to work, most likely.
Nevertheless, he did not plan to expose his identity before people had discovered him. Of course, he would not hide intentionally. This time, the exam material was extraordinary where Qin Wushuang was not able to conceal himself one-hundred-percent.
Once you hide, the person with the corresponding digit and the one with the same ending number could not find you.
This case, he would just expose himself occasionally and make them grasp his whereabouts. Perhaps he could hook in one or two big fishes.
If he could catch the martial arts student with the corresponding number, it would save him a lot of trouble. The prerequisite was, the other party must have already acquired jaded plates. Or else, it would be useless with only the person coming.
With the sound of the footsteps approaching, Qin Wushuang knew someone had arrived.
"Dude, so relaxed." A light voice sounded from the bottom of the tree.
Qin Wushuang already heard this person's footsteps. He did not get up and continued lying on the branches and said: "It's the middle of the night, do you really want to be the evil guest to ruin my dream?"
"Haha…" That person was stunned since he did not expect Qin Wushuang was acting with such calmness. After all, in this test site, every person was an enemy.
And they were enemies that could take your lives at any moment.
"Well, I did not want to ruin your beautiful dream either. But, too bad, the ending digit of your number is the same as mine. I have no choice but to borrow your jade plate."
His words did pique Qin Wushuang's interest. He leisurely sat up and glanced downwards. Under the dim light of the night, he saw that person was very tall. And on his testing robe, number thirty-six was embroidered.
Indeed, it had the same ending digits.
Qin Wushuang gave a long sigh and said: "Could it be, you think I have already found my jade plates?"
That person smiled and apparently, he agreed with him: "If that's not the case, then why are you so carefree?"
Qin Wushuang did not bother to explain as a trace of a smile also emerged on the corner of his mouth: "I just don't know if you have found your number thirty-six?"
Twitching his mouth, that guy moved his eyebrow: "Could it be, you are thinking on that one?"
Qin Wushuang smiled: "The only goal for this exam is to acquire jade plates. You want mine, and I want yours. We are all scheming against each other. Isn't that the essence of this exam?"
That guy looked at Qin Wushuang for a moment and nodded: "That makes sense."
"Ok, stop talking more rubbish. I still haven't got the number six. And you should have already got number thirty-six!"
Here, Qin Wushuang leaped down from the tree. He clapped his hand lightly and said: "How about it, let's make a bet! Would you be interested?"
"A bet?" That guy frowned slightly and asked with caution.
"I know you already have number thirty-six. And you, want to get the number six from me. To you, my plate is worth five points. And your thirty-six, to me, is also worth five points. Correct?"
"That's right," That guy said coldly.
"If that's the case, luckily, even though I don't have number six, but I did have a twenty-six. To you, it's the same. Right?"
Then, Qin Wushuang took out a jade plate from his chest while he talked. He waved before the other guy and indeed, it was twenty-six!
Instantly, a fanatical light emerged from that person's eyes when he saw the plate with the same ending digit.
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang was overjoyed. Although he had not caught the big fish, he did hook up a medium sized fish!