Chapter 259: Outer Court Disciple Test
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Now, after the first round of screening, there were nearly 200 young men and women that still remained.
Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but be astounded.
The quality of the genius martial artists of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdoms wasn't something that the Crimson Sky Kingdom could compare to after all.
There were still so many that remained even under such harsh requirements
"The remaining people, follow me!" then old man ordered, then he led the way with the two Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples. The crowd, including Duan Ling Tian's group, followed behind in a formidable array to ascend the Dubhe Peak.
Dubhe Peak, the main peak of the Seven Star Sword Sect!
On the way, the old man had a stentorian voice as he slowly said, "I'm the elder in charge of this time's outer court disciple test. You all can call me Test Elder....Ascending the Dubhe Peak now represents being one step closer to becoming Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples!
"However, whether or not you're able to become an outer court disciple will all depend on your own ability."
The old man continued, "If you become an outer court disciple, don't slack off....The Seven Star Sword Sect has a rule that if an outer court disciple is unable to pass the inner court test and become an inner court disciple by the age of 30, they will be expelled from Seven Star Sword Sect!"
The old man's words caused many people to be shocked.
An outer court disciple who's unable to become an inner court disciple by the age of 30 will be expelled from the Seven Star Sword Sect?
"I heard that if one wanted to become a Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple, one would at least need a cultivation at the seventh level of the Origin Core Stage."
"I also heard that even if you have a cultivation at the seventh level of the Origin Core Stage, you might not be able to pass the inner court test....Only with a cultivation at the eighth level of the Origin Core Stage when participating in the inner court test would you be able to firmly pass the test."
Many young men and women whispered amongst themselves.
Even though their natural talents were good, wanting to break through to the seventh level of the Origin Core Stage, or even the eighth level of the Origin Core Stage, by the age of 30 wasn't an easy thing to accomplish.
For a moment, many people felt pressured.
Duan Ling Tian followed within the crowd and only smiled indifferently when he heard the whispers of discussion from the crowd.
"Scoundrel, breaking through the eighth level of the Origin Core Stage by the age of 30....So I have a chance?" Li Fei looked at Duan Ling Tian and was slightly perturbed.
Duan Ling Tian put his mouth close to Li Fei's ears, lightly blew at it, and said, with a voice that had a sense of agitation mixed within, "So long as you're obedient, I guarantee to make you break through to the eighth level of the Origin Core Stage by the age of 25. How about it?"
"Big scoundrel!" Li Fei rolled her eyes at Duan Ling Tian, and her beautiful face went slightly red all the way to her neck.
Many young men looked at Duan Ling Tian with gazes of envy that seemed as if they could pierce directly through him when they saw him and Li Fei being so intimate.
However, Duan Ling Tian ignored all these gazes.
The nearly 200 people followed behind the old man and arrived halfway up Dubhe Peak.
Here was a vast stone platform, and near the stone platform stood many people.
Duan Ling Tian's gaze was sharp, so with a glance, he noticed that there were six batches of people standing there.
Five of the six batches were all led by an aged old man, and behind the old man were another three or four young men following.
These old men were all Seven Star Sword Sect elders. As for the young men following behind them, they were all Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples.
The other batch of people were all women.
Although the Seven Star Sword Sect women's attire was also green clothes, there were differences from the men's attire. It had lesser sturdiness and more delicateness, causing one to feel comfortable when laying eyes upon it, and it wasn't ugly.
The person in the lead of the batch of women was a dignified, beautiful woman with a beautiful appearance. She was also a Seven Star Sword Sect elder.
Behind the beautiful woman followed three young women, and they were all Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples as well.
Duan Ling Tian and the others followed behind Test Elder and stepped onto the stone platform.
Meanwhile, that beautiful woman had already brought along the three young women as she walked over with large strides towards Duan Ling Tian and the others. As for the five old men, they instead waited on the spot with the people behind them.
"What's this about?" Duan Ling Tian wondered in his heart.
However, he quickly found out the answer.
Test Elder's gaze swept past Duan Ling Tian and the others, then he slowly said, "The women amongst you are exempted from the outer court disciple test and will directly become Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples....Now, all of you follow the Alkaid Peak's Elder Bi to head to the Alkaid Peak and become disciples of Alkaid Peak."
What Test Elder said caused all the young men and women that followed him to ascend the Dubhe Peak to be stunned.
All the young women's faces revealed pleasant surprise.
Exempted from the test? Directly become Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples?
All the young men were dumbstruck. Even this is possible?
Absurd thoughts arose within the hearts of some of the men. They wished for nothing more than to be women....
The beautiful woman that came over, the Alkaid Peak's Elder Bi, said, with a calm voice that didn't contain any feelings, "Female disciples, follow me."
"Go on." Duan Ling Tian smiled as he said this to the two little girls by his side.
Seeing the two girls seeming to be hesitant, Duan Ling Tian said, "I'll go look for you two once I become an outer court disciple."
The two girls only obediently nodded after they heard what he said, then they walked out with the group of young women.
Li Fei and Ke Er seemed to stand out amongst the group of young women.
Earlier, during the journey here, due to there being many people, many people didn't see their true appearances, but now, along with the 30 plus women walking out, they instantly attracted the gazes of everyone present.
"So beautiful!" Many men's eyes lit up, as they were subdued by Li Fei and Ke Er's peerless appearances.
Even the beautiful woman, Elder Bi, her eyes couldn't help but shine when she saw Li Fei and Ke Er, and her eyes had a sense of surprise mixed within.
It wasn't that she hadn't seen women with such extraordinary appearance.
However, the most hard to come by point would be having an extraordinary appearance and shocking natural talent.
So many beautiful women had ordinary natural talent and at most would only end up being reduced to trophy wives.
In next to no time, the beautiful woman notified Test Elder, then she brought along the group of young women to directly leave, obviously returning to Alkaid Peak.
"I heard long ago that there are only women in the Seven Star Sword Sect's Alkaid Peak....I never expected it to be true," a young man that stood nearby to Duan Ling Tian exclaimed in surprise.
"Of course....Allegedly, the female outer court disciples of Seven Star Sword Sect are ordinarily cultivating on Alkaid Peak. You can see some female disciples on Dubhe Peak, but those female disciples are all inner court disciples, and their ages aren't young anymore." As a young man finished saying this, his face had a strange expression.
"I really am jealous of them for being able to be exempted from the test and directly become outer court disciples." Many people had jealous expressions.
"Actually, it can be understood, as they're women after all, and women that are able to satisfy Test Elder's earlier screening conditions could already be considered to be hard to come by....Directly becoming outer court disciples is reasonable," another person said.
What the latter said also obtained the agreement of most of the people present.
Women were born weaker than men.
Duan Ling Tian's gaze was on Ke Er and Li Fei the whole time until they followed the Alkaid Peak's Elder Bi to ascend higher up Dubhe Peak and disappear before his eyes. Only then did he withdraw his gaze.
Meanwhile, the remaining 150 plus young men, including Duan Ling Tian, accompanied Test elder to arrive at the center of the platform.
Test Elder abruptly turned around and then looked at Duan Ling Tian and the others.
The group of people stopped their footsteps upon seeing this.
"Only 100 people amongst all of you will remain in the end....In other words, 53 people will be eliminated!" Test Elder's burning gaze flashed past the group of young men, causing many young men who were already slightly perturbed to go pale.
Now there were precisely 153 people amongst them.
In other words, more than one third would be eliminated.
"I wonder what test it will be," Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart. He was slightly curious and slightly in anticipation.
Duan Ling Tian still had 100% confidence towards passing the test, so he wasn't worried.
"Hmm?" Duan Ling Tian's face went grim.
Suddenly, he noticed that a formidable aura instantly enveloped down towards them from Test Elder, pressing down on the group of young men, including Duan Ling Tian....
This formidable aura belonged to a Void Prying Stage expert.
Moreover, it wasn't an ordinary Void Prying Stage expert's aura!
"This Test Elder is actually an existence at the seventh level of the Void Prying Stage." Duan Ling Tian was shocked in his heart. As for Test Elder's aura, it couldn't pose much of an affect to him. After all, his Spiritual Force was comparable to a Nascent Soul martial artist.
And not to mention this, just the tenacity of his will wasn't something that an ordinary person could compare to.
He was someone who had experienced two lifetimes.
Duan Ling Tian quickly noticed that due to being caught off guard, over ten young men had instantly collapsed on the ground. These young men that collapsed on the ground found it difficult to stand up again and lay there with shivering bodies....
To them, the imposing manner of a seventh level Void Prying Stage expert was too strong!"
Before long, Duan Ling Tian noticed that many people had collapsed.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
In the sky, ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form one by one. It was the remaining young men reacting to the situation and circulating their cultivation to defend against Test Elder's imposing manner.
For a time, the sky was filled with dense ancient mammoth silhouettes, and it was utterly impossible to see clearly which ancient mammoth silhouettes belong to who.
In next to no time, another young man collapsed and was frothing in his mouth.
Time slowly passed by.
Only 127 young men currently still remained standing.
Now, practically all the people present had realized that this sudden imposing manner of a Void Prying Stage expert was precisely the outer court disciple test that they had to face.....
The ten plus people that collapsed first all lied there on the ground with faces full of bitterness and helplessness.
They knew that they were bound to have no fate with the Seven Star Sword Sect!
Among the 127 people that remained standing, only a portion of the people were stable like Mount Tai.
The figures of most people were trembling and would collapse at any moment.
They gritted their teeth and persisted.
Because they knew that so long as another 27 people collapsed, and so long as they didn't collapse, they would pass the test!
"So boring." Duan Ling Tian stood in the crowd and yawned as he lazily stretched his body.