Zhu Dali nervously looked at Daoist Spiritual Master Yunxiao, who was in the middle of the spectator stand.
Daoist Spiritual Master Yunxiao squinted his eyes slightly, stroked his beard, glanced at Zhu Dali, and then said, “Elders, if any of you fancy this disciple, take him in as your disciple.”
A regretful look appeared on Zhu Dali’s face upon hearing that, but then he adjusted his expression.
He naturally wanted to become Daoist Spiritual Master Yunxiao’s disciple as a disciple of the Baiyun Sect.
That was almost universally acknowledged.
He could only become a disciple of another elder if Daoist Spiritual Master Yunxiao did not take a fancy to him.
Zhu Dali naturally felt regretful about the fact that Master Yunxiao did not take a fancy to him.
But he did not dare to show the regretful look on his face. Otherwise, it would mean that he was not willing to become a disciple of another elder.
Zhu Dali naturally would not do such a thing that offended others.
Very soon, an elder suggested that he was willing to accept Zhu Dali as an inner disciple and asked if he was willing to join him.
Of course, every disciple would say yes to such a question.
Whoever said that he was not willing would offend others.
Moreover, it was not bad even if he could only become a disciple of an elder.
Most of the people would be overjoyed even with that.
Zhu Dali naturally replied that he was willing.
Then, the eldest disciple behind the elder took Zhu Dali to them.
The others were more relaxed now that Zhu Dali had started the test.
The test continued.
Everyone’s details were recorded.
The elders would look at the details in their hands after the name of a disciple was reported.
The results of the entrance test would be recorded if it was a new disciple who entered the sect this year.
The results of the cultivation for the year would be recorded if it was an old disciple who had taken the examination before.
In short, the elders looked at the details and had estimated the results before every disciple performed the Baiyun mantra.
The examination was still going on in an orderly manner.
However, the elders had already decided in their hearts before most of the disciples performed their Baiyun mantra.
As for Daoist Spiritual Master Yunxiao, he had already considered whether or not to accept this disciple before the disciple even performed the Baiyun mantra.
Of course, some people performed exceptionally well, which could make the elders’ eyes light up.
Normally, a few elders would fight over such disciples.
But in the end, all of them were taken away by Daoist Spiritual Master Yunxiao.
And some people performed abnormally.
They could have passed, but they could not pass the test because of nervousness or discomfort.
The elders could not be lenient for such disciples. It would be unfair.
They could only let them take the test again next year.
People who cultivated the Dao would live much longer than mere mortals.
After all, the Baiyun mantra itself had the effect of prolonging one’s life.
Therefore, a year would not have much effect on the disciples’ cultivation.
At the same time, it could also test the temperament of these failed disciples.
They would most likely not achieve much in the inner sect if they were unwilling to endure for a year.
Therefore, the test could be considered quite strict in that aspect.
One disciple after another completed the test. Some were happy, while others were worried.
Soon, all the old disciples had completed the test.
The only ones left were the new disciples who had just entered the Baiyun Sect the day before.
“Your disciple is here!”
Zhang Wu was naturally the first to undergo the test as the disciple with the most aptitude in that batch.
You Yilin could not help but introduce a few more sentences.
“Junior Zhang Wu seems to have a good aptitude.”
“His result in the entrance test was quite outstanding.”
You Yilin did not seem to hold a grudge against the arrogant words he heard last night. Instead, he spoke a few words of praise fairly.
That was also one of the methods You Yilin used to win people’s hearts.
After all, he would most likely become the sect master of the Baiyun sect in the future. It was important for him to establish an image.
As expected, the few disciples who lived in the same room as Zhang Wu immediately admired You Yilin.
The few elders on the spectator stage who heard You Yilin’s introduction also nodded slightly.
One’s aptitude was crucial in cultivations.
Some people had difficulty achieving anything if their aptitude wasn’t good even though they worked very hard.
Some people with good aptitude could easily reach a realm that others could not reach, even if they worked hard for a lifetime.
The reality was always cruel.
Zhang Wu had obtained a good impression in front of the elders.
However, Zhang Wu only treated these as the result of his good aptitude and not because of You Yilin’s praise.
He did not take You Yilin’s kind words to heart at all.
Of course, he didn’t show any of these. He only bowed respectfully.
“Zhang Wu, please perform your Baiyun mantra!”
Daoist Spiritual Master Yunxiao looked at the new disciple and said with a smile.
Zhang Wu immediately made a decent gesture with his sword finger and began to chant after he responded.
Although it was his first time using it, he seemed familiar with it like those old disciples.
Several elders nodded their heads repeatedly upon seeing that scene.
“This child is a seedling that can be nurtured,” one of the elders said softly.
Daoist Spiritual Master Yunxiao also nodded slightly and said with a smile,
“Indeed. I am satisfied with this disciple too.
“Although he can’t compare to Yilin, he is still a talent.”
“He will become a talent in the future with a little tutor.”
The evaluation from Daoist Spiritual Master Yunxiao was considered high.
Although the other elders expressed their agreement, they also cursed silently in their hearts.
It seemed that this talented young man would be snatched away by that old fox, Daoist Spiritual Master Yunxiao.
Zhang Wu finished reciting the chant.
Following that, the disciples at the scene were in an uproar.
They saw that Zhang Wu’s right hand was gradually emitting a bright white light.
He was almost as good as Senior You Yilin!
Zhang Wu was still a newcomer!
Although everyone could guess that You Yilin was still holding back.
After all, it was just a demonstration. There was no need to use his full strength.
However, Zhang Wu was already amazing enough that he was able to do that.
The previous few old disciples only gave off a dim light.
Moreover, the old disciples had to go through a year or even a few years of cultivation before they could barely pass.
Even the old disciples could not achieve such a level, but Zhang Wu could!
Zhang Wu was somewhat in the limelight at the moment. He was in the limelight among the new disciples.
He became famous in one act, and his reputation soared!
A drop of sweat oozed out from Zhang Wu’s forehead. Zhang Wu hurriedly put away the Baiyun mantra and bowed slightly, “Disciple Zhang Wu is not talented and is here to embarrass himself. Please give me some pointers, masters.”
Even You Yi Lin nodded secretly upon seeing that.
Anyone smart could see that Zhang Wu had reached his limit just now.
He would probably lose his reputation there if he lost himself in a moment of complacency and forcefully maintain it.
Zhang Wu knew how to stop at the right time. He was considered smart to be able to do so.
You Yilin had already made up his mind to properly nurture that junior of his at that moment.
It could also be considered as him trying to win over the hearts of the people.
Daoist Spiritual Master Yunxiao looked at Zhang Wu with an appreciative gaze and asked kindly, “Zhang Wu, are you willing to be my disciple?”