Chapter 15 – The good-for-nothing is actually a super genius! (1)
His jet-black hair poured down his back in silken threads in an indescribably stunning way. His tall, well-defined stature was elegant, and his slender body carried such noble bearing. Dressed in loose robes that gracefully danced in the air while the jade belt around his waist fluttered along with the wind, it was as if he was floating like an immortal.
His eyes filled with confidence and arrogance, as he emitted the noble and domineering air of a towering aloof god while his entire body exuded a brilliant light that dazzles the eyes.
It seems as if just by standing there, he could control the entire world, with its majestic mountains and endless rivers, in the palm of his hand.
“Why are you taking me there?” Su Luo mumbled. She always believed that the motive behind the seemingly innocent courting behavior was used to either rob or rape. She was always wary of such behavior.
“Didn’t you always want to go?” Prince Jin sucked on his crimson lips as his charming nefarious eyes drew her in. “This king has already collected his bet, you don’t want to collect yours?”
At this moment, Su Luo recalled that she could still suggest a condition.
So she may as well participate in this game of words, since it’s not as if she was the one who put forth that condition out loud, right?
“Lets go!” Before Nangong Liuyun finished speaking, he had already hugged Su Luo to his chest. His body seem to grow wings as he rapidly flited through the air, almost as if his foot never touched the ground. He was like a dragonfly skimming the water’s surface that only left a reflection.
The wind rushed by her ears. Su Luo became curious and decided to open her eyes. She saw the passing scenery while flying through the air. Looking downwards, it seemed as if she could see the entire capital.
“Not afraid?” While effortlessly carrying her in the sky, Nangong Liuyun could actually talk smoothly without gasping for breath. Evidently, the level of his martial arts was high, high enough to be at an unfathomable peak, and unfathomable enough to be bottomless.
“I like it.” Su Luo truly enjoyed this kind of soaring across the horizon type of feeling. It was as if she could see every living thing in her vision as she looked down. She took a deep breath as her hand balled into a tight fist.
Unfortunately, she was a natural good-for-nothing, doomed to be unable to achieve the same height as Nangong Liuyun.
It seemed as if Nangong Liuyun could understood her silent wishful thoughts when he charmingly smiled and spoke with his enchantingly deep voice, “Once the test results are out, who says there wouldn’t be a reversal in the outcome?”
“If only!” Su Luo secretly encouraged herself in her heart.
In the distance, the outline of the temple could finally be spotted.
The temple was established at the very core of the imperial capital and its location was even more orderly than the imperial palace. From top to bottom, one could only see sharp pointed roofs, a wide plaza with a fountain at the center, and in front of the fountain were rows of master ranked sculpted statues.
Tiger, leopard, jackal, wolf…. Even the continent’s magic beast sculptures could also be found here.
“We’re here.” Nangong Liuyun gently floated down with Su Luo and the two directly landed in front of the temple’s entrance.
Nangong Liuyun didn’t even need to show his title plate because the elderly gate-keeper had already respectfully saluted him before concentrating on opening the temple gates.
In accordance to what Nangong Liuyun had said, his face was the best name plate.
He led Su Luo into the hall on the third floor.
The first floor was where commoners were assessed.
The second floor was where military officials were tested.
And those who could enter the third floor were extremely few, for only members of the imperial family were entitled to enter there.
The third floor’s lights shone with a mysteriousness feeling. It was rich and luxurious, exquisite and beautiful, with a huge jade table in the center of the wide hall. And atop of the table, was a crystal ball merely the size of a grapefruit.
The crystal ball flickered with sparkling fluorescence. It was clear, translucent, and its brightness was similar to an eye’s, as if it was able to reflect the deepest part of a person’s heart.
Innate spiritual strength was separated into seven different colors: red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and purple. Red was the weakest, and purple was the strongest. Since the beginning of the continent’s history, it was so rare to possess purple colored innate talent that you could count them using your fingers and it probably only happened once every several hundred years.
Chapter 16 – The good-for-nothing is actually a super genius! (2)
And it was from a person’s innate spiritual strength, could one see how far he was capable of reaching and how high his potential was in this world that worships the strong.
Which was why the innate talent examination often decided a person’s destined fate.
“Put your hand on the crystal ball.” Said Nangong Liuyun to Su Luo.
Su Luo took a deep breath, then determinedly stepped forward, and slowly put her hand onto the crystal ball.
She’s already the legendary good-for-nothing with zero innate spiritual strength, so it’s not like there would be an even worse outcome, right? If she still didn’t have it, there’s no reason at all for her to be disappointed.
The crystal ball’s radiance was similar to that of translucent spring water, and it radiance even allowed nervous people to calm down.
“Close your eyes and don’t think of anything. Just go find the spiritual energy residing inside yourself.” Nangong Liuyun’s deep voice was as gentle as the slowly flowing stream of water from a little brook, that gives her a sort of delightful feeling.
Su Luo nodded her head as her expression became calm and peaceful, she entered into a different kind of unconsciousness.
Behind the crystal ball were seven crystal pillars that were roughly around ten meters tall and as clear as water located in a lake where the bottom can be seen.
At the moment, they were devoid of any colorful pigments but if someone’s innate spiritual strength was high enough, these crystal pillars would begin to change color starting from the first.
The colors on the seven crystal pillars were separated into red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue and purple. Only when the first red colored pillar was completely filled would the second orange color begin to show.
At the moment, Su Luo felt her spiritual energy flowing out of her palm like the rushing tides.
The crystal ball began to glow and even became more and more radiant, more and more dazzling, and was so bright that it almost pained one’s eyes.
Nangong Liuyun simply stood by Su Luo and his eyes froze for only a moment——
A blazing red ray of light hit the first crystal pillar.
In less than a second’s worth of time, the first crystal pillar whooshed and was already filled with red colored spiritual energy.
The second pillar also whooshed, and was completely filled.
Nangong Liuyun was originally standing in a relaxed position with his arms across his chest while wearing a mysterious smile but now, his posture somewhat faltered as he became stunned at the unceasingly brilliant colored pillars!
Wasn’t this speed a bit too fast!?
Based on Nangong Liuyun’s former knowledge, even if your innate talent was extremely good, this crystal pillar will still continue to be filled at the speed of a little brook, slow and unhurried. He had never before seen the immediate whooshing he was seeing now that was like a rocket’s lift off into space.
Whoosh. Whoosh. Whoosh. In less than a minute, Su Luo had already passed through three crystal pillars. Furthermore, judging by her face that wasn’t red from panting for breath, she had not even reached her limit.
Nangong Liuyun stood still and stared at the girl in the midst of the dazzling aurora of brilliant light as his eyes revealed a hint of odd fascination.
Currently, her body was enveloped by a layer of pure brilliance. Her long, jet-black hair glittered with a glossy luster and seemed as if it would break the delicate skin that resembled beautiful porcelain chinaware.
She calmly stood there for a long time, wearing a content smile as she radiated brilliant rays of light like spring morning’s dew, refreshing and moving. She was so enchanting that it seem as if she stole a person’s soul thus holding their gaze in enthrilled
Su Luo was completely unaware of Nangong Liuyun’s thoughts, and was also completely unaware of the fact that her innate talent had flabbergasted Nangong Liuyun to such an extreme extent. At this time, she was still unceasingly releasing her spiritual energy.
Green… The green colored crystal pillar had also become completely full.
It was as if the spiritual energy could not be stopped, for it quickly climbed up to the cyan pillar!
Effortlessly crossing to cyan….
Although the speed of the transformation started to slow down, there was no indication that it would stop!
Nangong Liuyun’s gaze fixated on that crystal pillar, and watched the slowly turning blue spiritual energy.
A thoughtful look flashed across his eyes.
To be capable of illuminating blue spiritual energy already implied exceptional talent and outstanding innate spiritual strength. Because even on this continent, very few were able to reach blue ranked innate spiritual strength.
However….. What left Nangong Liuyun completely speechless was that her spiritual energy acted like a naughty child. It climbed slowly but surely while trying to reach the summit and actually——
Actually lit up that crystal pillar.
The purple colored crystal pillar—— In the history of the Eastern Ling Empire the number of people who lit up that color could be counted on one hand, but this girl Su Luo, actually reached purple colored spiritual energy!
Yet this kind of girl had been treated as a good-for-nothing for the past decade; bullied, abused, and neglected. It was simply a tragic waste of talent!
At this moment, if not for Nangong Liuyun’s noble upbringing, even he wouldn’t be able to hold back the curse words.
What happened years ago? Why did such a talented girl get labeled as a good-for-nothing? This matter must be thoroughly investigated. A freezing cold expression flashed across Nangong Liuyun’s eyes.
Ten minutes, thirty minutes, and one hour later…. The spiritual energy she sent into the crystal ball was like the endless sea. Even after so long, her expression showed no trace of fatigue.
In this world that only respected the strong, talent and innate spiritual strength determined everything… Each of these seven colors represented a person’s future levels of success.
Purple was subdivided into high class, middle class and low class.
Overtime, the purple spiritual energy slowly rose pass low class to reach middle class, and finally reaching….
High class purple!
Nangong Liuyun’s normally serene and unflappable face, now carried a dumbfounded expression.
Originally he thought that Su Luo reaching blue colored spiritual energy was not bad, but in the end, she reached purple colored high class. It was too inconceivable and that innate talent was so strong to the point of being frightening.
However…. However, that purple colored spiritual energy was still slowly rising and continuing its freakish climb. Its silent climbing speed wouldn’t overtake an ant, but he had never heard of this happening in reality.
It was getting close, getting closer to the summit….
However, at this moment, the situation suddenly changed!
Just when the crystal ball was about to be completely filled, the seven colored crystal pillars suddenly became black, as if they had crashed, and all the colors dissipated.
At this moment, the seven crystal pillars returned to their original transparently clear color, and not a hint of color was left to be seen.
Su Luo suddenly felt a metallic sweet taste in her throat as a stream of blood burst from the corner of her mouth——
“Luo Luo!” Nangong Liuyun seemed like he teleported in front of Su Luo, his speed was as fast as dispersed smoke. He held Su Luo in his bosom, with an anxious and panicked expression.
“I’m fine.” Su Luo leaned into his embrace and weakly shook her head. “What happened earlier? What exactly was the result of the test? Is it still the same good-for-nothing result?”
After all, she was still concerned about her good-for-nothing innate talent.
A crooked smile perked from the corner of Nangong Liuyun mouth. He playfully tapped her smooth forehead and answered with his low voice. “If you are a good-for-nothing then everyone under the heavens are idiots.”
“So…. I’m not a good-for-nothing?” Su Luo’s mood suddenly became less tense as her electrified gaze looked expectantly toward Nangong Liuyun.
“Cough, cough.” At the moment, Nangong Liuyun didn’t know how to break the news to Su Luo. “Ah, actually, there might be a little problem with this crystal ball….”