Some of them looked steady; some of them looked curious; some of them looked skeptical; some of them looked indifferent; some of them looked like they were absent-minded.
After observing them for some time, she could not help but think that the subjective quality of the traitor was prominent. This person would not reveal the slightest hint of suspicion throughout this session.
A minute later, after they were done holding the stones, Gu Xijiu asked every one of them to engrave their name onto the stone.
This soul stone was soft, and so it was not hard to engrave on it.
After they finished engraving their name onto the stones, they were collected by sequence and were carefully inspected.
To avoid the contamination of the smell of the collector's soul, Gu Xijiu also distributed a pair of gloves to the collectors to avoid contaminating the stones with the smell of the collector's soul.
There was now a bunch of shining small stones on Gu Xijiu's hand. Gu Xijiu brought the stones to the mussel and Lu Wu and asked them to breathe on them.
The two of them followed her instructions and breathed on it. Strangely enough, though the original stones sparkled and looked translucent, they began to turn milky white once the two of them had breathed onto it. The whole process was quite magical.
Gu Xijiu took a deep breath. She smiled and said, "I am done! Headmaster Gu, please place these 22 stones in a cave ten miles away from here together with the Tianmo Jade. Also, please assign two students who possess the dragon attribute to guard the stones. I will bring everyone to witness the result after six hours."
Gu Canmo was worried. "Xijiu, would it be too little to assign only two guards? What if there is any mishap?"
Gu Xijiu shook her head. "No, to obtain the best result, we should not allow too many people near the stones. I think that it is already too much to assign two people as guards. Don't worry. There will not be any mishap."
Gu Canmo could only follow her instruction since Gu Xijiu had assured him.
He thought for a moment and asked, "Do we still need to quarantine the 22 people?"
Gu Xijiu shook her head. "No, though they are all suspicious, there is only one traitor among them. It will not look good to quarantine everyone just because of one traitor. The method I am going to use is good enough, and there will not be any mistake. Let's observe the results after 12 hours."
Gu Canmo nodded and did as he was told.
Somewhere inside a swarthy cave.
This cave was originally a residence of some beasts. The beasts had been driven away by the people from Tianju Hall. Di Fuyi personally used a cleaning spell to purify the cave several times so that there was no smell inside the cave anymore.
There was a long stone inside the cave.
A bunch of engraved stones and the Tianmo Jade sat on top of the long stone.
The two students were assigned to keep an eye outside the cave to avoid anyone from entering the cave.
This cave was located in a dense jungle. It was summer now and also the most tumultuous period for mosquitoes.
It had been three hours since the test, and it was now late at night. The mosquitoes were even more rampant. The mosquitoes constantly bit them as they stood outside the cave. It was somewhat painful.
They did not stop slapping the mosquitoes that got near to them and continuously cursed the traitor from time to time.
The two students were not good at martial arts. They did not even possess a spiritual power of level six, so they were unable to protect their bodies from the mosquitoes with a spell. They could only slap the mosquitoes using their bare hands.
The mosquitoes in the mountain were huge. Large rashes would form on their skin soon after they were bitten. After some time, many big rashes had formed on their bodies, and they did not feel good at all!
One of the students proposed to use smoke to drive the mosquitoes away which was indeed a good idea. The other student immediately went and collected the wormwood that was explicitly used to smoke the mosquitoes. The mosquitoes were immediately driven away by the smoke that was produced from the burning wood. The two students decided that it was best to stand near the burning wormwood. Finally, they were able to continue their guard duties without any disturbance.
They did not realize that, not far from them, a shadow that almost blended into the nightfall stood behind a tree. He had been observing for a long while and was now blowing a wisp of smoke toward the two students.