Chapter 117: Black Anaconda (Part Two)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Good luck with your exam.” A soldier suddenly turned around to give Gao Peng some words of encouragement.
Gao Peng’s face turned blank. Then his face softened and he said, “Thank you.”
Silly, the Wood Spirit Jellyfish, waved its tentacles to the soldier. It flew over in friendly way, wanting to give this soldier a reward.
“That’s enough. You don’t need to wave at him, you are just here like a passerby who is buying soy sauce,” Gao Peng said. He calmly pulled back Silly, who was in an excited state.
Silly felt wronged. Gao Peng kept hearing Silly protesting, I don’t eat, I don’t eat soy sauce!
“I know you don’t eat soy sauce, I just said you are buying soy sauce.”
Silly suddenly stopped moving. It then got angry and went on top of Gao Peng’s head as it did whenever it got angry.
The soldier who was trying to keep a straight face couldn’t hold it any longer. Gao Peng’s waved his hand awkwardly and turned away. After turning around, Gao Peng calmly said, “Do you want to drink juice?”
Silly raised up its tentacles and immediately flew up from Gao Peng’s head. Yes, yes.
He had found a way to deal with this guy: Silly would get excited every time drinking juice was mentioned. All its troubles and worries would disappear. Sometimes, Gao Peng was envious of Silly’s carefree attitude. The only thing that would affect its mood was whether or not that day’s juice tasted good.
Gao Peng took out a packet of juice and a straw from his pocket and Silly drank the juice with satisfaction. It occasionally blew bubbles in the juice. When it felt its master glancing over, it would quickly turn around. The master shouldn’t see that!
Gao Peng ignored Silly, lifted up his right hand, and bent his index finger into a hook. Silly moved around a bit and then attached its 30-centimeters long tentacles to Gao Peng like a rope. Silly fluttered with the wind like a balloon that was being strung along.
Gao Peng took out a nameplate with his test number position: A5. He didn’t quite understand how the test number position worked, but those with the A were divided into the A area.
Because the examination venue was too large, Gao Peng had to wait for a while before he could take the shuttle bus to his exam location.
Almost all the staff in the examination venue were transferred there from the military. It was hard to guarantee such a big event would be free from any sort of conflict of interest, and there was only one type of person who would be free for this.
It took a ten minute ride on the shuttle to get to where they were going. It only stopped in front of the location, where staff could be seen moving around busily. Almost all of them were wearing military uniforms.
After getting off the bus, Gao Peng found that the venue in area A was very large. It was several times larger than area C and B at the back.
They had to take turns taking the exam. Each battle was two hours with a half hour intermission.
Of course, for those candidates who only had one beast, they could leave after the battle.
A, B, C… the rankings were not divided according to commander, elite, and normal tiers, were they?
But what if someone had a lord tier familiar? Would they create an S area just for them? Gao Peng was dumbfounded. He felt that he was thinking too much. It would be absolutely impossible for someone to have a lord tier familiar at this level…
Students who took the Monster Trainer College Entrance Examination were generally between the ages of 17 and 19. Occasionally, there were repeaters or older people who were 20 or 21.
Geo Peng shook his head and looked at his venue. It was as big as a soccer field. There was also a ten-meter-high iron mesh wall around the perimeter five floors tall.
He saw that there were only eight venues in area A. This meant that there were at least seven monster trainers who had commander tier familiars.
Gao Peng was speechless. Dumby was only level 20. It had the strength of a commander tier familiar, but was not one.
There were no shortage of genius in this world. Gao Peng’s ability only concerned improving the grade of the familiars, not raising their tiers. He might have had the money to buy the materials needed to speed up the evolution of the beasts, but those from rich families could also do the same.
Their family backgrounds also made it possible for them to sign with familiars that had greater potential for growth. For example, Chen Hanqiao signed with an Electric Luster Bear which had the potential to reach the leader tier when it grew up.
Gao Peng thought for a while. Was he from a well to do family? No. He earned his living honestly and worked hard to train his familiars to their current levels. He should be considered the genius! He couldn’t help but feel a bit happy after having those thoughts.
After a short while, the other areas filled up with people.
On Gao Peng’s left stood a girl wearing white sportswear. Soft black hair draped over her shoulder. Her face was calm. A giant black anaconda, more than 60 feet long and thick as a water tank, wound around her body. She was held tightly in the center. The eyes of the giant anaconda were bright red, like blood agates.
Under the sunlight, the scales of the giant anaconda shined brightly.
[Monster Name]: Black Anaconda
[Monster Level]: Level 25
[Monster Grade]: Excellent Grade
On Gao Peng’s right was a man wearing glasses. He looked very gentle. He wore a simple casual outfit and had a smile on his face. He was followed by a giant, eye-catching red tiger.
This was the first time Gao Peng had ever seen a tiger type familiar. If that man could get a tiger to become his familiar, it probably meant that he was no ordinary fellow.
After all, there were few tigers after the Cataclysm. On the other side of the spectrum, there were numerous kinds of insect types.
Everyone arrived at their designated areas by nine o’clock.
There were eight venues in area A, 330 in area B, and 661 in area C; 999 exam venues in total.
Gao Peng realized he had guessed correctly. Area A was for commander tier monsters, hence the large size. Area B was for elite tier familiars, and area C was for normal tier familiars.
However, Dumby was only an elite tier familiar. Gao Peng felt dignified. Being surrounded by commander tier familiars made him feel like a husky that had strayed into a pack of wolves. It was exciting!
This was what Gao Peng was thinking. What he didn’t know was that there were thousands of exam candidates looking at the eight of them in area A.
Being in area A showed that they were special: the eight best monster trainers in Chang’an City.