Chapter 10: People are Born Unequal
The blond youth’s proud look seemed to be a proclamation of his superiority. At the same time, he was staring intently at Shi Xiaobai’s expression, hoping to see looks of shock and admiration from that handsome face.
However, the blond youth was disappointed. Shi Xiaobai only slanted his head and asked with curiosity, “What is a… Psyker?”
The blond youth was stunned for a second as he stared intently at Shi Xiaobai. He realized that Shi Xiaobai did not seem like he was acting dumb in anyway, so he could only let out a dry laugh and mocked, “So it’s just a bumpkin that doesn’t know what a Psyker is. Riko Minamiya has wasted her recommendation on you. She is truly a foolish girl. Such a foolish girl has no right to be a Pontus. I will prove this to [Gaia] in a time to come.”
After saying that, the blond youth turned around and returned to his seat. Shi Xiaobai was just about to say something when he immediately heard another derisive voice.
“Do you really not know, or are you pretending not to know?”
Shi Xiaobai traced the voice with his head and saw a boy, who was likely a rookie like him, sitting behind him.
“This King does not lie.”
Shi Xiaobai really did not know what a Psyker was. He had an impression of Riko mentioning this word before, but back then, he was only concerned about becoming a Hero, so he did not pay attention to what Riko had said. When he first arrived in this world, he had heard some things about Psionites, but he had no clue when it came to Psykers.
“Then you will soon find out.”
The boy’s child-like voice seemed earnest, and Shi Xiaobai could even detect a whiff of resentment. “A Psyker is someone who makes people despair.”
“The term despair should not be said out loud so simply, as despair will make people unable to speak.”
Shi Xiaobai mused with a smile.
“It just so happens to be that This King is good at fighting despair.”
The elder reiterated the importance of the recommendation chances to the four young leaders once again, hinting that if any of the four lacked confidence, they could take the opportunity now to switch their recommended rookie. Seeing the four people ignore his kind intentions, the elder sighed. He gave a meaningful glance at Riko Minamiya before he began to announce the rules.
“The Rookie Evaluation Test is split into two stages. The first stage is an evaluation of one’s natural endowment, while the second stage is an evaluation of one’s ability. The natural endowment evaluation shall begin now. [Order] Rookie, Yang Yang, please come to the podium.”
The moment the elder finished his words, the boy sitting on the left stood up. His hands trembled, reflecting the nervousness appropriate for his age. He took a deep breath before walking up to the podium.
The handsome teenager sitting on the right looked at the well-built youth and asked, “This Yang Yang is the trump card of your [Order] that has the highest likelihood of entering the A-Class rookies?”
The well-built youth scratched his head. He looked honest, and his voice sounded powerful and good-natured. “He’s a good prospect.”
The boy, Yang Yang, slowly walked to the middle of the podium. Suddenly, a square metal box rose up from the ground slowly, like a telephone booth that had suddenly risen.
“Go in,” the elder said with a deadpan expression. At the same time, one face of the square metal box gradually opened. The interior looked complex and intricate, and there was room only for one.
Yang Yang bowed respectfully at the elder before entering the metal box. Following that, the metal door closed and the dull metal box’s surface began to emit a faint golden glow.
Shi Xiaobai watched this at a loss. He was filled with curiosity, when suddenly, he saw a series of fluorescent text appear on a large metallic wall beside the podium. The entire wall looked like a gigantic liquid crystal display.
The text began to scroll from top to bottom in streaks, as the constantly changing numbers dazzled Shi Xiaobai.
After a considerable amount of time, a line of text appeared at the highest spot on the wall—”Mind Expanse: A+ Class.”
“Not bad.” A gleeful look flashed in the elder’s eyes as he made a praising remark. However, his eyes were still stared intently on the text shimmering on the metallic wall. It was not only limited to him. Other than Shi Xiaobai, everyone present was closely monitoring the changes on the metallic wall.
It seemed like they were waiting for something even more important.
Finally, at the top of the wall, another line of text appeared—”Psy-genes: None.”
When this line of text appeared, other than Shi Xiaobai, everyone withdrew their gazes. The numbers on the metallic wall also stopped scrolling.
“In terms of Mind Expanse, he is ranked amongst the top of the rookies of recent years,” the elder said lightly.
Yang Yang came out of the metal box. He did not seem any different on the surface. He nodded at the elder before silently returning to his seat.
“It’s sooo impressive to have an A+ Class Mind Expanse~” the blond boy said with a eccentric-sounding voice, causing Yang Yang’s facial expression to change.
“I’m so envious. To have A+ Mind Expanse, I want it too… Wu Wu Wu~” A loli with a bit of baby fat pursed her lips as she looked at Yang Yang earnestly.
Yang Yang’s eyes turned hazy as he sat in his seat with his head lowered, while remaining completely silent.
At this moment, the elder’s voice emerged once again.
“[Chaos] Rookie, Zhong Yue’er.”
The little loli smirked with a gleeful giggle as she briskly skipped over to the podium. She was eager to enter the metallic box and did not seem nervous at all, as if she was entering a most interesting game.
The illuminated text on the metallic wall began to shimmer, and in a while, another row of text appeared at the top—”Mind Expanse: D- Class.”
Shi Xiaobai was silently comparing A+ and D-, and then immediately realized the reason why Zhong Yue’er was looking at Yang Yang with earnest eyes. At the same time, that made him more at a loss why Yang Yang’s expression looked so heavy.
At this moment, another line of text appeared—”Psy-genes: F Class.”
“Nice!” The expressionless elder suddenly revealed a beaming smile. The middle-aged man and woman beside him also nodded their heads, looking very satisfied.
Fang Qingshan looked at Zhao Xiong and said with a chuckle, “This Zhong Yue’er can only be ranked third amongst [Chaos]’s batch of rookies this year.”
A tinge of heaviness appeared on Zhao Xiong’s good-natured face, before he said seriously, “Yang Yang is ranked first in [Order].”
Fang Qingshan seemed to immediately lose all interest. He turned his head and no longer spoke, while Zhao Xiong clenched his fists tightly, releasing a deep sigh.
At the same time, the metallic wall’s text was suddenly cleared, leaving two gigantic rows of text.[Rank 1: Zhong Yue’er, Mind Expanse: D-, Psy-genes: F] [Rank 2: Yang Yang, Mind Expanse: A+, Psy-genes: None]
The little loli was already out of the metal box as she carried on bouncing back to her seat. As she passed Yang Yang by, she made a face at him and said in a childish manner, “Hmph, I’m stronger than you.”
Yang Yang remained silent as his shoulders trembled.
The blond youth’s mocking laughter resounded at this moment. “Do you get it now? This is the difference between a lofty Psyker and an inferior Psionite. Regardless of how expansive your mind is, even the lowest Psy-gene is enough to reverse everything. No matter how expansive your mind is, in front of a Psyker, it is all trash.”
At this moment, the elder announced, “Next, [Creation]’s rookie, Kevin.”
The blond youth wiped the smile from his face and walked towards the platform with his chest up high. As he walked past Shi Xiaobai, he sneered and said, “This Young Lord will tell you what it means that people are born unequal.”