Chapter 229 Compare (Part II)
"Using the means of a Divine level expert to solve that of another Divine level expert, it's no wonder that Hoult was able to reach the fifth level."
"It's not a surprise that Hoult is first this time around. After all, he has strong support behind him."
In the front, hearing Hoult's words, disappointment flashed past Devitt's face. "Since it concerns the Astral Ancestor's martial secrets, it's not something we can probe into." He turned toward the door and said, "Who's next?"
Anderson walked out. When he saw Governor Devitt's face filled with expectation, he pouted and walked up, directly revealing two circles of light.
With Hoult's the stimulation from earlier, the crowd was calmer toward Anderson's performance. However, they were still jealous of his achievements.
Devitt nodded in satisfaction. Although Anderson did not perform as well as Hoult, Hoult was the grand disciple of a Divine level expert. It was understandable for his results to be a bit lower than Hoult's. His performance was commendable as it was.
"Good, good, good. You've comprehended the third level of the mysteries. This performance is already only seen once in ten years. This is really good."
The young, golden-haired lady next to Lilia sneered, saying, "Fang Xingjian can't even compare to Anderson and you want to compare him with Hoult? You really don't know any better."
Lilia was so angry that her face had flushed crimson. However, the facts were placed right before her and gave her nothing to say.
After Anderson came down, Wei Leng went up next, revealing a first circle of light, then a second one, showing that he had reached the third level.
"Hahahaha." Devitt laughed out and said, "We aren't going to lack in successors for our Great Western Region. This year, you guys are truly great talents, outshining each other. However, since both you and Anderson have reached the third level, the two of you can tie for second place."
After all, the rankings in this stage did not affect the final rankings. The ranking for the top ten of the Regional Selection was to be decided by the arena battle in the final stage. Therefore, no one had any objections.
"Fang Xingjian should be next?"
"Didn't you hear? The examinees were told to come out in terms of the levels they had reached. The later they come out, the lower the level."
Tresia's Xiu Yi stood amongst the crowd, looking at the door's direction in jest, "Hmph, Windstorm Sword Hero? In the end, you can't even be compared to the other three, despite having attained Heaven's Perception..."
Before he finished his words, Manny walked out from the doors, revealing two circles of light.
Devitt praised Manny, but he still could not stop his brows from furrowing together.
The reason was very simple. Since Manny came out before Fang Xingjian, did that not mean that Fang Xingjian, whom was thought well of by many of them, was not only surpassed by the three seeds, Hoult, Anderson, and Wei Leng, but also Manny?
Following, Rota and the others took their turns to come out and receive Devitt's commendations. Seeing that so many of them had comprehended the martial arts on the Pantheon Monument, Devitt's smile was dazzling. However, he still let out a sigh in his heart.
It was because even though people who had only reached the first level had come out, Fang Xingjian was still inside. Did that not mean that Fang Xingjian was below them?
Finally, another Knight walked out from the door. It was an examinee who had not managed to comprehend even the first level of the Pantheon Monument. Under the gaze of the four examiners, he started to blurt out his explication as well as the things he had thought of, hoping to let the examiners rate him through those.
Devitt shook his head and said, "There's no need to feel dejected. In the previous selections, many Knights had not managed to breakthrough to the first level. You just need to share with us your explications and what you have gained from it. We'll judge and grade you from there."
With that, the crowd burst into an uproar as people started to whisper amongst themselves.
"Haha, to think that this Fang Xingjian did not even manage to comprehend the first level?"
"Doesn't that sound impossible? With his talent and attainment of Heaven's Perception, this doesn't sound right..."
"What's so impossible about that? Didn't you hear what the Governor said? The examinees are coming out in turns based on the levels they comprehended. The fact that Fang Xingjian has yet to come out shows that he has not even managed to comprehend the first level. I think he's probably too embarrassed to come out now."
"But even if that's really the case, no blind person has ever managed to reach the third stage of the selection in history. It could be that without one's sight, it might be impossible to perceive certain information on the Pantheon Monument."
"That's why I say a blind man is but a blind man. No matter how strong his battle abilities or how great his talent, it's useless. He might just be eliminated in this stage."
At the back of the crowd, Tresia's Xiu Yi broke out into a loud laugh. As he did so, he suddenly grabbed his stomach and waved his hand at Zhou Yong.
"This is funny, too funny...
"Hahahaha, Fang Xingjian, to think that we put you in such high regard. In the end, you may just be eliminated..." Xiu Yi could not help but waved his hand at Zhou Yong, "We've really been worrying for nothing. This person is but a joke."
Zhou Yong also could not help but shake his head, as if he had not expected things to turn out in such a ridiculous way. To think that Fang Xingjian had not even comprehended a single level.
On the other side, the young, golden-haired aristocrat lady casted a glance at Lilia jestingly, breaking out in laughter, "Some people insist on being put in the ranks of geniuses. In the end, just the Pantheon Monument alone managed to test out the truth. Him attaining the Heaven's Perception might be fake too."
When Lilia, Ferdinand and the others heard what the young lady said, they felt aggrieved, but could not think of a rebuttal. At the same time, they refused to believe that Fang Xingjian had not even managed to comprehend the first level of the Pantheon Monument's mysteries. They could not help but feel worried that something bad had befallen Fang Xingjian.
After Devitt and the other examiners graded a few other Knights, Fang Xingjian finally shook off the old man and walked out.
Seeing Fang Xingjian finally coming out, many of the spectators smiled as if they waiting to see him make a fool of himself. To think that a genius was unable to match up against other Knights. Many of the spectators loved watching such a spectacle, where someone who was already down was given an additional kick.
Examiner Luke, face covered in wrinkles, also shook his head. However, he was still suspicious of whether or not there had been some sort of mix-up. He asked, "Fang Xingjian? Why are you queued so far at the back? Was there a problem? Forget that...
"Have you reached the fourth level?" Since Hoult had only managed to reach the fifth level after inheriting the legacy of a Divine level expert, he did not have the wishful thinking that Fang Xingjian would be able to do the same.
Seeing Fang Xingjian shake his head, Luke could not hold back his disappointment as he continued to ask, "Then, was it the third level?"
Fang Xingjian continued to shake his head.
Booing sounds came from the crowd.
Fang Xingjian seemed to be able to tell what the spectators were thinking, but he knew that there was nothing for him to explain. He just needed to demonstrate it and they would shut up.
Therefore, he walked straight to the middle and said calmly, "Let me demonstrate it."
Amidst the spectators' gazes filled with ridicule, pity and sarcasm, spots of light started flashing from Fang Xingjian's body.