Chapter 464: Playing to the Gallery
“I actually failed to meet the mark?”
The majestic youth muttered as if he could not accept reality. It was too great of a blow.
The Great Empress mystic realm could give out six different titles as evaluations. All the cultivators present knew the prowess of the ancient Great Empress, so no one had any hopes of obtaining the highest title, including the majestic youth.
However, he did not even obtain the lowest title of “Knight”, let alone one of the higher titles like “Sage” or “Soul”.
No rating was given to him because his strength was too terrible!
“Haha, your Heavenly Light Island sure got embarrassed!”
Someone mocked from within the crowd. They were rivals of the Heavenly Light Island. Although they mocked him as the majestic youth had made a fool of himself, it still made people understand that the standards of the ancient Great Empress were more exaggerated than they had imagined!
“Let me do it!”
This time, a girl came forward. She was naturally confident enough in herself to step forward.
However, no miracle happened after she wrote her name in blood on the crystal pillar. Her evaluation was also ‘Failed to meet the mark’.
With that, everyone turned a bit dumbfounded. Those who were laughing at the majestic youth also shut up at this point.
With two people consecutively obtained such results, this made them have a deeper understanding of the difficulty that lied in the evaluation.
They were all proud children of heaven, and were the top figures in their own factions, yet when they came to the Great Empress mystic realm, they only received setbacks.
“I do not believe it. Was the martial arts culture so much stronger in ancient times?”
A black-dressed girl said with a frown. She was Panther Lady.
Next to Panther Lady stood another woman dressed in black. She looked somewhat like Panther Lady, but her body was even more voluptuous. She was also more mature than Panther Lady, as she was Panther Lady’s elder sister.
“I will give it a try!”
Seeing Panther Lady’s elder sister stepping forward to give it a try, everyone looked forward to it. Many of them knew this woman. Her talent was higher than that of Panther Lady, so she was definitely one of the best amongst them.
The black-dressed woman used her sharp nails to slash open her palm, writing down her name.
The ancient relic’s light beams gathered towards the black-dressed woman’s name. As the flow of light beamed, in the end, it did not disperse this time, and instead slowly formed a shape, before gradually forming a complex word…
Seeing this scene, everyone’s eyes lit up.
With the black-dressed woman’s talent, there was finally an evaluation!
People stared unblinkingly. With a benchmark, they would have the ability to compare themselves to it.
When the words formed in front of everyone’s eyes, people turned silent. The black-dressed woman was only a Knight…
Those whose strength was inferior to the black-dressed woman momentarily lost any courage to step forward.
“Young master Nantian, amongst everybody, you and Lin Xintong have the highest talent. If it is you, you should obtain a pretty good evaluation from the mystic realm, right?”
Someone said to Shen Tu Nantian.
The moment he said that, everyone’s eyes immediately fell onto Shen Tu Nantian.
Shen Tu Nantian was one of the top figures in the Tian Yuan world. His evaluation would be very persuasive.
As long as they knew Shen Tu Nantian’s evaluation, they would have a good idea over what their result would be.
Shen Tu Nantian slightly frowned. He too did not know what sort of results he would obtain. And at this moment, a black figured flashed. A thin youth had jumped over to the crystal pillar like a monkey as he giggled, “I’ll try it first! Ha!”
People gave a closer look to see that it was the swarthy dark youth that came from unknown origins.
“That bumpkin! Is he trying to mess things up? Who does he think he is!?”
Many people cursed. This swarthy youth gave others the impression of a clown. He was even inferior to Yi Yun.
The swarthy youth turned a deaf year to the mockery of the people. As he smiled, he bit his finger and wrote down his name on the crystal pillar in a slow fashion.
His words were not neat. The strokes were all jagged, like a crab’s crawl.
And the most important thing was that the words he wrote were not only ugly, no one could recognize it.
“What word is that?”
The young elites present were knowledgeable, but they still looked at each other. No one could read it.
“He could not have written it wrongly, right?”
Yi Yun narrowed his eyes. For a person to reach this point, he naturally could not have written his name wrong. This swarthy youth’s identity was getting more and more intriguing.
Although the swarthy youth’s words were weird, the flow of light from the crystal pillar still gathered behind the name.
Yi Yun held his breath. He was interested to know what the swarthy youth’s talent was.
However, to Yi Yun’s surprise, after the flow of light flashed a few seconds, it dissipated.
Evaluation results: Failed to meet the mark!
Yi Yun was shocked. He had a feeling that this swarthy youth was no ordinary person. This was what he felt, maybe because of his sensitivity to energy.
In his mind, this swarthy youth’s talent should have exceeded “Knight”. He even thought that it might exceed it by more than one grade. However, the result only left Yi Yun scratching his head.
Was he mistaken?
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry… I didn’t expect it to be this hard…” The dark-skinned lad scratched his head as he retreated with a silly laugh. However, he was not sad at all, and in fact said with an open mind, “I’ll just treat it as throwing out a brick so as to draw pieces of jade! Ha!”
“That idiot! His head must have been kicked by a donkey!”
Some people could not bear to watch him.
“He is just playing to the gallery. There is no lack of such people. There is no need to care about him!”
“For us to participate in this expedition with this dark-skinned kid and reach this point means our evaluation is about the same. It is so disgraceful…”
A bunch of elites like them had the same strength as such a retard.
“This kind of person gets more excited the more you talk about him. Young master Nantian, please show us what you got!”
“That’s right, young master. Go up and open our eyes!” The Shen Tu youth from before who wanted to kill Yi Yun chimed in excitedly.
However at this moment, Shen Tu Nantian swept over him with a gloomy gaze.
Shen Tu Nantian did indeed not have much confidence in this talent’s evaluation. If it was in the past, Shen Tu Nantian would have been somewhat confident, but now…
Half a year ago, Yi Yun fed him the Seven Noxious Divine Yin Pill, causing a great deal of damage to his strength. Even though he had used many treasures, he had not fully recovered.
Others were improving and their cultivations were skyrocketing by the day.
Shen Tu Nantian however had yet to recover his strength. In the past 6 months, he had only recovered about 80%.
“I have been nourished for so long after all… Even though it is not my peak standard, I should still be much stronger than the others.”
Shen Tu Nantian took a deep breath and walked before the crystal pillar. With two fingers, he slashed his palm and began writing his name.
His words were elegant and contained sword Qi. It was as if every stroke was carved out by a sword.