After dissembling all the traps and tricks in the surrounding area, Qin Wushuang finally returned to the original place. Firstly, he picked up that number twenty-six plate he had put down before. Then, he jumped across the canyon and arrived at the opposite hill.
When he came to the giant hole and looked down, Qin Wushuang drew in a breath of cold air.
Not only had those bamboo spears and arrows filled its surroundings, even without those, anybody would face an unimaginable consequence if they had fallen into it.
In this giant hole, caltrops, sharp wooden stakes, bamboo sticks, and many other sharp objects were jam-packed in it. A layer of strange blue fluid was painted on all the sharp parts. It was obvious that it was a dangerous poison.
The terrifying part was, inside the giant hole, five or six triangle head-shaped poisonous snakes coiled in there. Each and every one of them raised their heads and flicked their tongues. Just by looking at them, they would make one's blood run cold.
Fortunately, Qin Wushuang was vigilant. He pulled out two long bamboo spears next to the giant hole and one by one; he speared these poisonous snakes to death instantly.
After he had finished them off, Qin Wushuang wiped off the cold sweat that beaded his brow. When the mountain wind blew, inwardly, Qin Wushuang was calling himself lucky. A moment ago, if he had relied on his strength to grab the jade plate, surely that surface dirt would not withstand the force of him falling in when he landed on that giant hole.
Once he fell into the trap…
"It seems that I must never lower my guard. These martial arts students are the elites from all over the country. I must be on guard against their tricks such as poisons, traps, bugs and other special techniques. It seems next time when I encounter such a situation, I must fully use the effect of a surprise attack and concealed weapon." As Qin Wushuang thought, he already took that jade plate from the trap.
Indeed, it was number forty-five. Feeling joyous, although this trip was not easy, at least, Qin Wushuang had acquired something.
However, Qin Wushuang was not satisfied. He rushed up to the corpse of Number Twenty-Five. Unhurriedly, he did not search with his hand. Instead, he used the bamboo spear and poked open his exam robe.
When his exam robe was poked open, something from his chest instantly poured out.
Qin Wushuang drew in yet another sharp breath. Among the things on the corpse, a scorpion with a patched back was a part of it. Although it was not big, its' shape was incredibly horrifying.
"Such a malicious guy. Even after his death, he would not forget to harm others. Seriously, sore skin on the top of his head, and pus on the soles of the feet—The worst."
After he had smashed that scorpion into a pile of dead paste, Qin Wushuang started to search. Unexpectedly, this Number Twenty-Five had a good harvest.
Two jade plates fell from his chest.
Unfortunately, to Qin Wushuang, these two jade plates would only be worth two points each. However, one of them was number Twenty-Nine, to Tong Yao's little brother, it would worth five points.
If Tong Yao's little brother could bring him the number six, then this jade plate could be a favor to him at a low cost.
After all, it would not be tough to acquire a two-point jade plates for Qin Wushuang.
After he had finished all this, Qin Wushuang did not stop. Instead, he cleaned up the scene.
Since this terrain appeared advantageous, Qin Wushuang had another idea. If Tong Yao's little brother earned enough points, he could arrange him here, and he could use the terrain and the traps to protect himself.
Qin Wushuang turned to the other side of the hill and searched thoroughly. He discovered that pitch dark cave behind the hill and did not find any other jade plates.
To prevent disturbances from anyone else, Qin Wushuang hung the corpse of Number Twenty-Five high on the tree. It would serve as a warning to the passing martial arts students.
When he left this place, inwardly, Qin Wushuang calculated: "The next task is to find Number Thirty-Two. I need to get his jade plate and trade it with Tong Yao's little brother. Previously, I acquired two five points, four two points jade plate. Now, I have eighteen points. This Number Twenty-Five gave me three plates. One worth twenty points, and the other two are only two points. In total, I have forty-two points. If I get that number six jade plate from Tong Yao's little brother, it would be seventy-two…"
After some rough calculation, Qin Wushuang had grasped the situation at hand,
"It seems this is the best way is to collect another ten point worth of jade plates in three days. This way, my total accumulated points will be eighty-two. Even if I give that number twenty-nine plate to Tong Yao's brother, I will also have eighty points. It will be enough to meet the condition to cross region. No time to lose…"
"I must speed up and finish region crossing in five days. It's not slow, however, who know if another demonic martial arts students exists within the other two or three thousand participants?"
Better safe than sorry.
Qin Wushuang was determined to achieve that number one individual's spot.
As for that competition among the four Royal Territories or winning group , it would not be up to him and his strength alone. That would only serve as a decoration of his achievements. He could only use his greatest efforts. If the rest of the people from the Redwood Royal Territory had no skills, then nothing could be done.
Fortunately, for this exam, Bai Yue Country had given a much richer reward to the number one individual than a winning group.
Unconditionally, rise to become a Royal King family with a different last name?
Qin Wushuang was not very interested in glory, splendor, wealth and rank itself. However, in this world, the level of the family social status could benefit the family for generations after.
"If I can win a King title, surely, Father will be jubilant. And Sister's social status will rise like the waves. At that time, let's see what else would Da Xi Heng have to say…"
When these thoughts flashed through his mind, Qin Wushuang became even more high-spirited.
He started his search and hunt for Number Thirty-Two.
Two days passed by very quickly. In these two days, Qin Wushuang used every means he could think of such as interrogation, questioning, analyzing. Finally, he acquired some information on the movements of Number Thirty-Two.
He had to admit this Number Thirty-Two had shown strange movements, drifting without a resting place. His strength was undoubtedly above average among the students in this third testing site.
Qin Wushuang looked over to the south side. That side had the highest altitude and the lushest forest. Since that Number Thirty-Two moved around that area, it proved that he, himself had confidence over his strength.
While approaching that forest, Qin Wushuang moved forward slowly on the outer boundary. He observed the terrain, used his sense of smell, touch and other aspects of feelings to catch little details in the surrounding areas.
Suddenly, Qin Wushuang caught something.
Three smells, three murderous intent that had stayed intentionally hidden, lying in wait to ambush in a triangle shape. Each of them was less than a hundred meters apart that formed a triangle shaped pouch.
"Although the host organization had tried every means to avoid alliance. However, it was still not possible prevento ganging up for personal interest." Qin Wushuang thought, "These three people should have already formed an alliance and set up traps to ambush passing martial arts students."
"Humph, right, I still need some points. Surely these three bastards had got plenty of harvests. I will start with them!"
When he thought here, Qin Wushuang continued to move forward as if he was unaware of the imminent danger.
When approaching that ambushing martial arts student on the straight south side, Qin Wushuang was not in a hurry to attack first. He must wait for an opportunity for all these three people coming at him together.
Or else, if the other two martial arts students saw his terrifying skill when he went to attack at this guy in the south, surely they would run in opposite directions.
In this area, with trees as high as reaching the sky were in the surrounding and very easy for one to escape. He would be in great trouble if one of them had escaped and would not leave him with enough jade plates.
He bent his waist and continued going forward. Out of the corner of his eyes, he could already see the corner of that martial arts student's clothing revealed in the lush leaves.
Inwardly, he laughed: "This level of sniping skill was so much weaker than those assassins from my former world."
Fifty, thirty, twenty meters…
Fifteen, ten meters…
Finally, he entered the target area. On the straight south side, that martial arts student waved his arm and shot out the already prepared arrows with a whooshing sound.
In rapid succession, eight continuous arrows shot out like devil chasing after your life.
Even if Qin Wushuang had not been mentally prepared, most likely these consecutive rapid shots would not have created threats either. Not to mention he had prepared himself.
His body followed the direction of the shooting arrows and retreated backward rapidly. Then, he collapsed into the lush forest.
A deep whistle sounded. Three martial arts students threw themselves at Qin Wushuang at a rapid speed. Each of them grabbed a bamboo spear, wanting to end his life altogether.
Qin Wushuang squinted his eyes and had completely seen through the trajectory of these three's actions.
Fifty, thirty meters…
Like a spring, Qin Wushuang's body suddenly sprung up. With a wave of his hand, three bamboo arrows shot back like a poisonous snake.
Three bamboo arrows went into three directions. As if a rainbow had pierced through the sun, with a tremendous force, and at speed too fast for those three martial arts students to see, it shot into their throats precisely!