Chapter 052 – The Worrying Aptitude Test
Translated by: BerrryBunz.
Edited by: Robin, Leo and De Andre
“Oh, everyone has gathered.” The City Lord nodded his head. The incident with Mr. Wu had led him to become startled at every single small thing, until the people from Honorable Martial Group came. Only then could he sleep smoothly .
His face expressed a smile: “I’ve invited Mr. Kong to test their talents.”
A middle aged man wearing a white martial robe smiled and nodded his head. His martial robe had a beautiful and delicate golden thread flower embroidery on it. With a graceful manner, he instructed: “Then let us begin.”
“Yes.” An elder immediately replied, he stood in front of the students, a bright halo suddenly lit up in his hand. With a count on his fingers, the halo scattered into many halos, like an angel’s halo, towards the students.
Seeing some students with the intention to dodge, the elder shouted deeply: “Do not move!”
His volume was not loud, but it was like thunder exploding in the ears of everybody, and all of the students dared not move.
The halos flew up into the sky, rapidly becoming big, after that dropping downwards, every halo dropping and trapping every student within by the feet.
After a moment, the colors of the halos started to change into many different colors.
Tang Tian curiously stared at the halo on his feet, the ball of light flashing into a black color aura.
Hearing the elder shout: “All the martial artists with golden halos, step forward ten steps.”
Only five people, Sima Xiang Shan, Liang Qiu, Han Bing Ning, Ah Mo Li, as well as one more unknown student, and his face was at a loss. If Zhou Peng was still alive, he would definitely recognize him, as he was the one who was always being bullied by Zhou Peng; Gu Xiaoyu.
When the Principal of Andrew Academy saw Gu Xiaoyu being chose, his face held an expression of ecstasy.
“Silver halos, step forward seven steps.”
This time the number of students who walked out was higher, Wang Zhen was one of the more popular ones in the numerous population. The rest were scarcely left behind, only seven people.
“Bronze Halos, step forward three steps.”
Six of them walked out, only Tang Tian was left in his original position.
Tang Tian looked around to realise suddenly it seemed like he was the only one whose halo was black.
The elder turned and reported to the middle man in a low voice: “Master, there are five with outstanding qualities, forty-two with excellent qualities, and six who just passed. There was one who failed.”
Everybody’s expressions turned odd. The one that the elder mentioned who failed could only be Tang Tian, because Tang Tian stood all alone on one side.
Everyone felt an indescribable joy in their hearts.
Tang Tian’s talent was bad?
Was this a joke…? It had to be… or was it mockery…?
Tang Tian paid no attention and continued to look around curiously. This halo was amusing, it had all sorts of colours. To the Honorable Martial Group, Tang Tian did not mind. If he did not hear that the Heaven Road was dangerous, he had planned to perfect his other martial techniques. Now he could find Qian Hui at the Immortal Constellation Mountain.
Ah Mo Li looked with his eyes and shouted: “This must be wrong! How can Fundamental Tang be a failure? It is impossible! Impossible!”
The elder’s face turned dull: “I have been analyzing the qualifications for over twenty years and I have never been wrong.”
Han Bing Ning’s cold voice rang: “Can Old Mister test him again?”
Liang Qiu’s injuries on the shoulder were better, with a calm voice like a stream of water he smiled: “Old Mister is using a treasure yeah? Sometimes, treasures can be easily moved.”
Sima Xiang Shan was beaming with smiles yet his voice seemed to float from a gloomy floor: “If young lad Tang’s talents are considered bad, then how can this be endured!”
The elder had a bitter expression. This was the first time he had such a situation, and it was right in front of Master Kong. he was embarrassed. If it were his students, he would have lost his temper, but these people, they were all talented, and they might have a chance to enter the Honorable Martial Group.
Tang Tian heard what they said, and out came an ‘Ah’, and a face of curiousity: “Old Mister did not predict wrongly. My talent is really bad!”
Tang Tian was very clear that his talent was not good. He was well-balanced in all aspects, and he had no outstanding aspects. As for his body features, he benefitted from his five years of fundamental cultivation, but compared to Ah Mo Li’s tough body, he was no match.
After hearing what he said, they all blushed red, and not one of them did not want to puke.
Please, I could let it go if you acted like a gigolo, but if you wanted to fake your talents too, what do you take all of us for? Idiots…?
Ah Mo Li opened his eyes wide: “Fundamental Tang, you’re a godlike young lad. How can your talent be poor?”
“What has talent got to do with being a godlike young lad?” Tang Tian disapproved.
Everybody tilted their heads in confusion one after another, they could not look straight, this, this, this….was basically openly challenging everybody’s intellect…..
You thought we would believe such a… believe such a thing… if we believed you, we would be idiots!
If it were another person who said that, everyone would have run forward and trampled him to death. But it was Tang Tian, the one whose reputation was on the rise, who said it. Everyone else could only just tolerate it but this feeling… it was not pleasant!
The elder looked at their reactions and seemed to hesitate for a bit. Could there really be a problem?
He did not say a second word. With a flick of his fingers, a ray of bedazzling halo emerged and engulfed Tang Tian.
All eyes were on that halo.
It was shiny black!
It was blacker than before!
The elder was sure. He dared to guarantee that this was not a problem. Such a black halo, it was the first he had seen. It showed this young lad standing in front of him was not just poor, but extremely poor.
They all started to have weird expressions on their faces. They looked at elder with suspicion.
On the contrary, Tang Tian said arrogantly: “I’ve said before, my talent is terrible!”
Everyones weird expressions froze on their faces.
This rascal actually… actually was still proud of it!
He must be mocking the crowd!
What a horrible rascal, he must be mocking the crowd! His personality is so terrible, so what if his capabilities are great… is it okay for him to mock everyone just because he has such great capabilities…
Everybody’s heart was tearing, they were hundred percent sure Tang Tian did this on purpose!
Definitely on purpose!
Of course, they had forgotten another prodigy. Ah Mo Li looked shocked and yelled: “Fundamental Tang! You are indeed worthy of being called a godlike young lad! With such horrible talent, you can still cultivate to such greatness. It’s very inspirational!”
Ah Mo Li was being slapped from behind, he opened wide his eyes, and turned around and stared, seeing Big Bro Liang Qiu, his anger subsided, his face was confused: “Big bro Liang, why did you hit me?”
Liang QIu was calm and composed: “Oh, my hand accidentally slipped.”
Han Bing Ning frowned and said: “Tang Tian, stop playing!”
“Ah, Young Miss.” Tang Tian was puzzled: “Play what?”
Everyone tactfully kept quiet. If Han Bing Ning could not even convince Tang Tian, then they speculated that he would not give any of them face.
Everything Tang Tian said was blocked out by the majority. They all felt that he was an asshole, he wished to bring their intellect to his own level, and then use his abundant experience to defeat all of them! Yes, it was definitely like that!
Just that, This Honorable Martial Group, was it as strong as what legends say? Even this place with horrible talents, the potential of the people was quite worrisome….
Tang Tian was really too exotic, to the point that even the elder had wavered, and thought that Tang Tian actually used some sort of Star Treasure to cover and confuse his own treasure? Should he try it out one more time?
The elder’s mind was fully warped.
Mr. Kong’s eyes flitted for a bit, and he smiled to the City Lord: “I have been to so many cities, like Star Wind City, but to actually meet this kind of talented and outstanding young man, it is my first time. You should have said earlier that City lord is so immersed in teaching and guiding, seeing this today, simply admirable!”
The City Lord was happy: “Mr. Kong is overly complimenting! I am unsure of within all these students, how many have caught your attention?”
“These five people naturally have no problems. All their talents are not too bad, and they are young, they have a bright future.” Mr Kong continued to look at Tang Tian: “I feel that this little friend of mine is very interesting, but he is slightly older, and can only be selected to join my outer barracks.”
The City Lord was ecstatic. To have six people chosen in a short period of time, for Star Wind City, was a very good result. Before this day, Star Wind City had always longed to be part of Honorable Martial Group’s genuinely powerful group, and receive their protection.
“I want to go to Immortal Constellation Mountain!” Tang Tian raised his hand, he had already decided, if it was impossible to go to Immortal Constellation, then he would not join the Honorable Martial Group already.
“Immortal Constellation Mountain?” Master Kong smiled gracefully: “That’s convenient. We have a big group going to Immortal Constellation Mountain, you can camp there.”
“Great!” TangTian jumped in joy and raised both hands as he cheered: “Then I can save on travelling!”
The corners of Sima Xiang Shan and the others eyes twitched. Please, you are an expert too, can you be more calm and composed….can you not be so exotic (Weird in a sense)…
“I’m going to Immortal Constellation Mountain! Wow, I can see Miss Qian Hui!” Ah Mo Li cheered with his arms raised up high too.
Miss Qian Hui!
Without any hesitation, Han Bing Ning said: “I want to go Immortal Constellation Mountain too!” She was Qian Hui’s number one worshipper. If she could see Qian Hui for herself, no matter how far it was, she would definitely go.
Sima Xiang Shan turned dull and gritted his teeth: “Qian Hui… great, Immortal Constellation Mountain! I never thought I still had the chance to avenge for old grievances!”
“Old grievance?” Tang Tian looked with his eyes wide opened: “Aha, you mean many old grievances?”
Sima Xiang Shan felt as if a thousand arrows pierced through his heart. He finally knew why Qian Hui fell for Tang Tian.
-Because Tang Tian was more of a bastard than her!
“That’s right! Many old grievances!” Sima Xiang Shan eyes were burning with killing intention and his voice was icy cold.
Liang Qiu said lightly: “It would be a regret if I can’t spar with Miss Qian Hui once in my lifetime.”
Gu Xiaoyu said weakly: “I…I will follow everyone.”
The elder was shocked. Since when did Honorable Martial Group allow people to group themselves up?
Master Kong was slightly surprised, but he smiled and said: “All of you young people have formed bonds. It’s truly envious. The group going to Immortal Constellation Mountain is strong. Without considering your strengths, since all of you want to go ahead, it’s definitely not a problem.”
The elder was stunned. They came with a mission in mind. If they did not bring one single person back…
He was just about to object to it when he suddenly thought about the person in-charge for the group going to Immortal Constellation Mountain, who was the sister of Master Kong. The elder then shut his mouth.
That terrifying woman!