Martial World - chapter-34
“This Sun Ping has already been at the Third Stage of Body
Transformation for a period of time, but still only managed to strike out
with 2300 jins. He’s also only seventeen years old; he isn’t a threat
to me.” Wang Yanfeng said as he waved his fan. He narrowed his eyes as
he gauged Sun Ping. The final evaluation of the entrance exam would be
dependent on not only the results of the Trial, but of the age and talent
grade of those who passed. The younger they were and the higher the
talent grade, the higher the evaluation would be. In the many young
martial artists and talents that participated in the exam, seventeen
years of age was considered a bit old.
“Young master, it’s your turn.”
“Mm.” Wang Yanfeng folded his fan and handed it to his attendant.
As Wang Yanfeng stepped in front of the stone column, many people begin
to recognize him.
“It’s Wang Yanfeng of Yuelu City!”
As the crowd began to spread the news, the nearby candidates turned their
gaze over to him. In this group of candidates, Wang Yanfeng had the
greatest chance of competing for first place. Not only was his strength
formidable, but he was a youth of fifteen years of age.
And most importantly, Wang Yanfeng’s talent was high!
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was a grade-four talent, but the truth was that the grade-four talents
and above, was also divided into low, medium, and high quality. Wang
Yanfeng was of the rare high grade-four talents.
Wang Yanfeng stood before the stone column and let out a single breath.
The breath curled into the air like twin snakes; this was a sign of the
Third Stage of Body Transformation, Viscera Training.
The surrounding crowd gasped in awe. “Seriously, he has just entered
the Third Stage of Body Transformation and yet he can already breathe out
the twin snakes, and he is only fifteen years old. This is truly talent
that defies the will of Heaven.”
“Mm. Martial artists at Viscera Training have true essence protecting
their heart and lungs and other five major internal organs. They can
protect their frail internal organs from attacks, and moreover, their
heart and lungs are strong. They have abnormal vitality and could prolong
their breathing. Their muscles would naturally strengthen under these
conditions and rise. This Wang Yanfeng already breathes snakes but has
just entered the Third Stage, it truly makes one jealous.”
As this discussion continued, Wang Yanfeng had already struck out at the
stone column. A ‘bang’ rang through the air and the stone column
shook. The beam of light jumped up and finally settled at two feet four
Generally speaking, the average martial artist who had entered the Third
Stage of Body Transformation would reach about 2000 jins. But Wang
Yanfeng, he had just entered the Third Stage, was only fifteen years old,
and yet managed to show a strength of 2400 jins. It really was shocking
to all onlookers.
However, before the crowd had recovered their composure, there were cries
of alarm and surprise coming from another side. A tall and burly youth
had walked in front of a stone column and punched his fist. The light
beam rose and fell two feet and four inches. 2400 jins!
Wang Yanfeng’s record had just been born but was already rendered
average by another youth. Lin Ming looked at that tall and burly youth
and was startled to see that he was someone who was also at the Second
Stage of cultivation!
It wasn’t out of sorts to see someone at the Third Stage of Body
Transformation reach 2000 jins, but 2000 jins at only the Second Stage?
That was just too excessive.
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had noticed that although the youth appeared to have a naïve and
innocent appearance, his height was higher than those of his peers around
him, and his muscled body seemed to be thicker and denser than an
Was this what they called inborn divine strength?
Those with inborn divine strong were several times stronger than those of
their age. Although they were very rare, it appeared that this tall and
burly youth was one such type.
Wang Yanfeng also saw that impressive youth and let out a light humph. He
didn’t give it too much thought. Inborn divine strength? Martial
artists fought with not just their strength, but also with their martial
arts and skills. Not only that, but the higher one’s cultivation, the
more important true essence becomes. Those who were born with this divine
strength did not necessarily become some fierce martial arts figure.
The trial continued, and several youths past with a strength of 1000 jins
that were at the peak the Second Stage.
The Seven Profound Martial House stipulated that the candidate’s age
must be between fifteen to eighteen years of age. It was easy for those
of this age bracket to have had achieved the peak of the Second Stage of
Occasionally there would also be those youths that had reached the Third
Stage of Body Transformation. These youths had managed 2000 jins, and
some even reached 2500 jins.
Now, it was finally Lin Ming’s turn.
Before Lin Ming arrived at the stone column, he had already realized that
this was a more serious situation than he thought. Although he was
confident that he wouldn’t lose to Wang Yanfeng, his natural talent was
also far from his.
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grade compared to a high fourth grade. In the final evaluation, Lin Ming
would suffer a great penalty!
In every round of this exam, Lin Ming had to put forth his whole heart
Lin Ming breathed lightly and let his entire body relax. He eliminated
all distracting thoughts and sounds. The ‘True Primal Chaos Formula’
revolved silently in his body. Compared to a martial art at the same
cultivation, his true essence was several times thicker in his muscles.
Strength Training’s ‘flow like silk’, the principles of hardness
and softness; Lin Ming engraved these thoughts onto his mind as he
meditated with the ‘Chaotic Virtues Combat Meridians.’ His vision
condensed and his relaxed body suddenly went taut like a longbow. His
waist lowered and he thrust forwards with the strength of his thighs like
a sleek and mighty leopard.
The strike hit the center of the stone column. The light beam rose
dramatically and crazily bounced up until it settled at 2700 jins.
Lin Ming’s strength was 2600 jins, but if he put forth his full effort,
2700 jins was also possible.
“My god, 2700 jins!”
“This boy, this boy is simply a vicious beast in human form! A few
hundred more jins and he would have caught up to someone at the Fourth
Stage of Body Transformation!”
“No, this isn’t right, it’s just not right. The young fellow is
only at the Second Stage of Body Transformation. Is he also someone with
inborn divine strength?”
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wildly discussed this, and some people had quickly recognized Lin Ming.
“I know that person! Just half an hour ago on the main road he had used
his strength of arm to throw off someone on a horse like a windmill! He
threw off someone that was also at the Second Stage of Body
Transformation and was holding a lance on a horse! The man was thrown but
the boy hadn’t been moved at all. I thought he was some demon child but
it turns out he was also someone with inborn divine strength; no wonder
he was capable of that!”
“Wasn’t he arrested by the authorities? How did he get back?”
As people buzzed, the tall and burly youth who had beaten Wang Yanfeng
and reached 2400 jins also looked at Lin Ming. The youth revealed a
friendly expression as he happily smiled at Lin Ming. He had not thought
that he would also meet someone with inborn divine strength at this
examination, so he was quite sympathetic towards Lin Ming.
Wang Yanfeng looked at Lin Ming and frowned. This boy also had inborn
divine strength? It truly was annoying. It was like these rare youths
were crawling out of the woodwork like c*ckroaches.
“Brother Feng, this kid came out of nowhere and dared to steal Broth
Feng’s limelight. Brother Feng truly was robbed.” A man at Wang
Yanfeng’s side said.
Wan Yanfeng said, “It’s not anything special. Having this result at
the Second Stage of Body Transformation is decent. Battle prowess
doesn’t depend on just strength. Although those with inborn divine
strength are rare, not many of them have great achievements in the
Wang Yanfeng said this with a tone of exasperation. Although he had
already determined that he would take first during this entrance exam, he
was repeatedly overshadowed again and again by these fellow youths which
made him feel extremely uncomfortable.
“What Brother Feng said is absolutely right. In the future what one
will need to focus on is the true essence. The superiority of strength is
only useful at the start. This kid will only be happy for a few years.”
Wang Yanfeng’s entourage echoed.
After Lin Ming, it was Lin Xiaodong’s turn. As he approached the stone
column he began to turn his neck back and forth and wiggle his waist. He
continued this for a few minutes until the examination officials appeared
to be increasingly annoyed and impatient. Then Lin Xiaodong finally cried
out and punch the the stone column.
“Thud.” There was a dull thumping sound as the stone column’s light
beam shook for a bit and then settled.
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supervisor frowned as he looked at Lin Xiaodong. “750 jins…but you
also have two more opportunities.
The result was really bad considering that anyone less than 900 jins
would not dare to register. No one wanted to idle in this huge crowd only
to end up embarrassing themselves. But in Lin Xiaodong’s point of view
this result was very good, and he had this natural shameless capability
of ignoring the thoughts of others. He wiggled his waist and stretched
his neck again, and then punched out again. ‘Peng!’
Without a shadow of a doubt, Lin Xiaodong had suffered a miserable defeat.
To Lin Xiaodong, this was a decent result. He was only fifteen years old
and his father had decided that only when he was eighteen would he have
any possibility of entering the Seven Profound Martial House. Lin
Xiaodong had not planned on breaking through the Pulse Condensation
period from the start, and his only ideal and wish was to preserve his
position within the family.
“I gave you the Golden Deer Pills, did you not take any?” Lin Ming
asked as Lin Xiaodong walked back.
“I ate them all; otherwise there was no way I would get past 600
jins.” Lin Xiaodong innocently shrugged. He left Lin Ming at a loss for
However Lin Ming also thought this was normal. After all, before he
practiced the ‘Chaotic Virtues Combat Meridians’, his best result was
850 jins. His diligent and tireless training was far above Lin Xiaodong
who had only managed 600 jins at the time.
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difficult for someone with only a grade three talent and no formidable
aristocratic background to enter the Seven Profound Martial House at
fifteen years of age. Even the first round of the entrance exam was
prohibitively difficult to pass.
The Strength Trial finally finished around noon, and the candidates were
allowed a short rest before the entrance exam continued.
Because the rest time was too short, Lin Ming simply ate a small meal
before sitting back in meditation and then hurrying back to the square.
The second inspection was the Dream Trial. It was a test of a martial
For a martial artist, they needed not only talent and support of their
background, but moreover, they had to be someone with an earnest and
indefatigable martial heart.