Chapter 115: Final Test
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Xiao Yu paid no attention to Meng Quan after glaring at him. He then glanced at Duan Ling Tian and asked, "Do you know what the following training regime is?"
"Not yet." Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
Xiao Yu nodded before closing his eyes once again and started to cultivate.
Duan Ling Tian pupils constricted.
Looks like being knocked out in public was a real blow to Xiao Yu; he wouldn't be making such an effort otherwise....
However, he was confident that Xiao Yu would be able to trample on Yu Xiang sooner or later.
"So you two aren't seizing the opportunity to cultivate? Be careful, you might not be able to pass the test." Duan Ling Tian glanced at Luo Cheng and Meng Quan as he spoke with a smile.
"I'm not afraid. Don't I still have you?" Meng Quan laughed.
Duan Ling Tian rolled his eyes at them. "How do you know that the training that starts tomorrow won't be done individually? If everyone undergoes the training separately, how would I help you two?"
"Jinx!" Meng Quan and Luo Cheng cried out in unison. It was a rare occasion that they had such tacit understanding.
At dawn the next day, the remaining 29 youths in the Genius Camp gathered on the drill grounds.
Duan Ling Tian had only just arrived when he noticed two sets of gazes that were filled with battle intent. He looked over only to notice that it was Su Li and Tian Hu.
It looked like what he did yesterday had aroused the competitive spirit within the two of them.
Of course, besides the gazes of Su Li and Tian Hu, Duan Ling Tian noticed a gloomy and cold gaze that was filled with hatred staring at him...
A light smile appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth as he glanced at Xu Yiang. He made nothing of the hatred in Yu Xiang's gaze.
"Duan Ling Tian!"
However, to Yu Xiang, the light smile on the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth was like a move to further provoke him, causing his face to flush in extreme rage!
The other youths of the Genius Camp had gazes of slight reverence when they looked at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian's strength was something that they could only look up to.
Before long, Vice Commander Qiao Qing Shan appeared, and behind him were another four Captains and 25 Centurions.
The formidable array of men emitted a faint aura of slaughter from their bodies, causing the expressions of the youths to turn slightly pale.
Duan Ling Tian stood unfazed on the spot. This degree of slaughter aura was nothing to him.
However, he was slightly surprised and curious at this moment. "Four Captains and 25 Centurions, what a parade! What on earth is the next training?"
"Reporting to Vice Commander, Sir!" The group of youths from the Genius Camp respectfully saluted Qiao Qing Shan.
Qiao Qing Shan nodded before saying, "Congratulations on passing the first round of the Genius Camp's test. Although the amount of you that survived is fewer than expected, I believe that those of you who were able to survive are surely the elites of the elites. To accommodate the unexpected turn of events during the first round, our Iron Blood Army has temporarily altered the training regime. The following training, instead of calling it training, it's more suited to be called a test. Anyone who passes this test and survives will be able to obtain the qualifications to study in Paladin Academy!"
What Qiao Qing Shan said was like a fuse that ignited the atmosphere of the scene.
"What the Vice Commander means is that the training we are about to face is the last round of the training?"
"I imagine that the so-called final test will certainly be extremely difficult."
"No matter what, I've already come this far and will surely go all the way!"
"Yeah, go all the way! Gamble for a chance to soar into the heavens!"
The youths of the Genius Camp felt their blood boil.
As Qiao Qing Shan waved his hand, the clamorous drill grounds went silent.
"The final test will no longer be carried out in groups. Everyone will complete a mission assigned by the Iron Blood Army, and only those who successfully complete their mission will be considered to have passed the test!" Qiao Qing Shan continued.
As soon as Qiao Qing Shan finished speaking, most of the youths had shining gazes.
Yu Xiao and the other three Yu Clan youths frowned.
"Jinx!" Meng Quan and Luo Cheng looked at Duan Ling Tian before once again crying out in unison.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth slightly twitched. He didn't think that what he said would really came true...
Before long, Qiao Qing Shan started recounting the rules of the test. "In order to prohibit you all from borrowing external forces to complete the mission, our Iron Blood Army has dispatched 29 officers to supervise your progress on a one to one basis. During the course of completing the mission, even if you face a life-threatening danger, they will still not lend a hand.
"Don't have any hopes of trying to bribe the officers of my Iron Blood Army, as they have the authority to execute anyone who wishes to bribe them on the spot!" As Qiao Qing Shan finished speaking, his tone was icy cold.
The youths on the scene felt as if they had fallen into a pit of ice, and their expressions became heavy...
They realized that the mission they would be facing wasn't so simple.
Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed, and his gaze swept the group of people behind Qiao Qing Shan one by one.
"The four Captains couldn't have been prepared for me, Su Li, Tian Hu, and Yu Xiang, right?" Duan Ling Tian guessed in his heart.
Abruptly, Qiao Qing Shan clapped twice.
Instantly, a wave of clamorous noise sounded from outside the drill grounds.
Duan Ling Tian glanced over. What he saw was a group of Iron Blood Army soldiers carrying over simple tables and chairs before distributing them to him and the other 28 youths of the Genius Camp.
A set of table and chairs for each of them.
Why distribute tables and chairs to us?
He couldn't get his head around the matter.
"Sit down!" Following Qiao Qing Shan's order, the 29 youths, including Duan Ling Tian, sat down in front of their tables.
"Now, everyone will be given two papers and a brush..." As soon as Qiao Qing Shan's voice sounded, Iron Blood Army soldiers distributed papers and brushes to the group of youths.
What's this all for?
Most of the youths were dumbfounded.
Could it be that before the final test of the training, there would be a written test?
"Vice Commander, I haven't studied much and I'm only capable of writing a few words. If it's a written test, then I probably can't do it." Just at this moment, a muddle-headed youth flushed as he spoke.
Instantly, many people roared in laughter.
"Who told you I'm giving you a written test? In Cloud Continent, only the strong are respected. Even if you have the top score in a written test, what good is that?!" Qiao Qing Shan slightly frowned.
Not a written test?
Then what was it?
Besides Duan Ling Tian, all of the youths gazed at Qiao Qing Shan.
Only Duan Ling Tian propped his chin as if he had thought of something.
"Today, I distributed these papers and brushes to you not for a written test, but for you to write a letter. Or to be straight forward, I want you to write a will!" Qiao Qing Shan said in a loud and clear voice.
Write a will?
Immediately, the expressions of some of the youths went pale.
Some, however, didn't have much change in their expressions, as they weren't so surprised.
"Enough. Now I'll give all of you an hour to write your wills. It can be one or two wills. After you've finished, fold it up and write the recipient's general information. If you're misfortunate and lose your life, our Iron Blood Army will send your will back home at the first possible moment," Qiao Qing Shan indifferently said, with a carefree expression.
The breathing of some of the youths became hurried. They picked up their brushes but couldn't write anything for a long time.
Some of the youths, however, had already started wielding their brushes energetically.
A smile appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth.
Is there any need for this?
In the end, Duan Ling Tian's simply lied on the table and took a nap.
Qiao Qing Shan was constantly paying attention to Duan Ling Tian. When he Duan Ling Tian lying there and taking a nap instead of writing a will, the corners of his mouth unconsciously twitched...
This kid, is he really confident or is he arrogant!?
After all, the mission arranged for Duan Ling Tian could be considered the most difficult among the 29 missions.
These missions were divided into three grades, and the most difficult was Duan Ling Tian's without a doubt; it was something that was only decided on last night at the last minute.
After all, Duan Ling Tian was a fifth level Core Formation martial artist, so if the mission was too easy, he could probably finish it with his eyes closed.
Just below Duan Ling Tian's mission, there were three that were comparatively difficult. These were for the other three youths who were at the fourth level of the Core Formation Stage, Su Li, Tian Hu and Yu Xiang.
The remaining 25 missions were very easy for Duan Ling Tian and the other three youths, but for the remaining 25 youths, the difficulty was quite high and could threaten their lives at any moment.
After an hour passed, the Iron Blood Army soldiers collected the wills of the 28 youths.
Only Duan Ling Tian crumpled up his two pieces of paper into a ball and tossed them aside.
Meanwhile, the youths present noticed that Duan Ling Tian actually hadn't written a will...
"Duan Ling Tian, why didn't you write one?" Meng Quan, who sat behind Duan Ling Tian, couldn't help himself from asking.
"Why do I need to write it?" Duan Ling Tian asked in return.
Meng Quan was stunned. "Yeah, with Duan Ling Tian's ability, even Yu Hong, who was at the eighth level of the Core Formation Stage, was killed by him. Why would he care about the following mission? Duan Ling Tian disdained to write the letter because he is confident."
"When can I be so confident and even have the ability to be so arrogant...?" Meng Quan sighed in his heart.
"Now that you've all finished writing your wills, the mission is about to begin. After this, you will all follow your respective Iron Blood Army officers and leave Iron Blood City. Due to the long journey, they will brief you on your missions on the way." Qiao Qing Shan's voice sounded once more.
Instantly, the four Captains and 25 Centurions behind Qiao Qing Shan walked out.
Just as Duan Ling Tian guessed, the four Captains respectively walked over to him, Su Li, Tian Hu, and Yu Xiang.
The Captain that arrived before Duan Ling Tian was a familiar face, Captain Yan Da.
"Captain, Sir." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled as he saluted.
"Let's go." Yang Da returned a smile as he nodded before walking away swiftly.
"Come back alive and let's have a drink together." Before leaving, Duan Ling Tian glanced at Xiao Yu and the others with a serious expression.
"It's a promise!" The three of them nodded.
The 29 Iron Blood Army officers took the youth out of Iron Blood City in batches.
Duan Ling Tian galloped behind Yang Da and left Iron Blood City. However, the direction in which he left was the eastern road.
All the way towards the east!
"Captain, Sir, this way leads to the regions of the Crow Summit Kingdom, right?" Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but ask.
"You're right. Your mission this time will precisely be carried out in the Crow Summit Kingdom." Yang Da nodded.
Duan Ling Tian pupils constricted. Carry out a mission in the Crow Summit Kingdom?
Could it be they wanted him to assassinate someone?