Chapter 9: Timely Ability
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The world was very big. A century after the Spirit Qi Awakening, scholars predicted that the planet had expanded by at least 100 times. Everyone wanted to understand more about this world when they were still alive, and it was the same for Lin Yuan.
That’s why every step taken must be firm and steady.
After Auntie Zhang and Uncle Li walked far away, Lin Yuan returned to the store and closed the door. He wasn’t planning to open for business today. Before this, Lin Yuan had always been a sickly person, and he hadn’t had sufficient spiritual energy or stamina to conduct a larger scale business for his store.
However, things were different now. Lin Yuan planned to clean up the courtyard at the back. He was going to clean up the tables in the courtyard and stack them up to use as a storage area for feys.
Before doing that, he carried the racks that he didn’t use before and placed them in the store, allowing for more feys to be displayed. After all, Lin Yuan now had the energy to tend to more feys.
Also, tending to feys and making them evolve was the only method for Lin Yuan to enhance his spiritual power.
After packing and cleaning the courtyard for an entire afternoon, Lin Yuan was so tired that he couldn’t even say a word. He sat on the chair for a long period before feeling alive again.
At that moment, the door that Lin Yuan had closed tightly on the second floor was gently opened. Soon, a meowing and a chirping sound echoed. The chirping sound was much more pleasant than before.
Evidently, Genius had realized that it had evolved and swiftly ran down from the second floor. It then jumped onto Lin Yuan’s legs and said, “Yuan, Chimey and I seem to have evolved!”
Genius was a fey of the Intelligent Cat species. The main reason it was called a housekeeping beast was that the Hundred Questions Beasts could converse well with humans. In addition, they were just like encyclopedias that could store a lot of information.
Lin Yuan reached out and rubbed Genius’ head. Upon doing that, he realized that Genius’ new grayish silver fur was much thicker than before. Furthermore, it had a sort of density, unlike before, when it had been sparse.
In other words, the Hundred Questions Beast’s fur had evolved to normal-grade, and its defense had been enhanced.
Chimey’s spirituality wasn’t as good as Genius’, so it still didn’t know what was happening. Chimey felt that it had slept for a long time, and it was a little embarrassed. It was standing beside Lin Yuan’s ear and gently pecking at his short hair.
Upon seeing that Lin Yuan was rubbing Genius, Chimey hopped onto Genius’ head and imitated Lin Yuan’s action as it used its small talon to stroke Genius’ fur.
Before this, Chimey wouldn’t act like that. Lin Yuan could see that Chimey’s evolution had significantly enhanced its intelligence.
“Genius, do you feel anything different after you evolved?” While Lin Yuan was speaking, he used True Data to check on Genius.
[Fey Name]: Hundred Questions Beast
[Fey Species]: Cat species/Intelligent Cat species
[Fey Grade]: Normal (2/10)
[Fey Type]: Spiritual
[Fey Quality]: Normal
[Precise Memory]: When memorizing something, every single detail can be memorized with precision.
Precise Memory was a very contradictory ability. If Genius was unable to memorize many things in the past, then Precise Memory wouldn’t make any difference.
However, if Genius could already memorize many things before gaining this ability, then Precise Memory’s capability was something that Lin Yuan wouldn’t dare to imagine.
Genius let out a meow and said, “Yuan, I feel that I can memorize more things than before. If my memory was just a piece of red braised meat before, then my memory now is as big as 30 pieces of red braised meat!”
Lin Yuan had yet to eat anything today. When he heard Genius’ explanation that used food as an analogy, he suddenly felt extremely hungry. However, the starving sensation didn’t take away Lin Yuan’s attention.
Genius’ memory allowed it to memorize the contents of around three to five books in the past. If Genius’ memory had really increased thirtyfold, it meant that Genius could at least memorize the contents of around 100 books. Furthermore, it could even remember things in detail!
Lin Yuan had been worried about how he was going to pass the Creation Master’s exam.
The contents of the Creation Master’s exam was to evolve a fey, which had reached its evolution bottleneck. It might sound simple, but some preconditions must be met to take the exam.
The precondition to take the Creation Master’s exam was to pass the primary exams for three lifestyle occupations. After obtaining the proof that one passed the three lifestyle occupations’ primary exams, one would then be able to apply for the Creation Master’s exam.
There were plenty of lifestyle occupations, but it wasn’t easy to pass the exams.
Lifestyle-class occupations, such as Blacksmiths that forged energy ores or Weavers that created silk fabrics, were all occupations that required one to have a good foundation from a young age.
Forging and weaving with feys wasn’t like the normal forging and weaving processes before the Spirit Qi Awakening. In the past, one would only need strength and nimble hands to complete the tasks.
Like Blacksmiths and Weavers, lifestyle occupations required an understanding of feys before they could use the forging or weaving methods to allow spiritual ingredients to fuse with each other.
If Lin Yuan wanted to obtain the Creation Master’s exam qualifications, these kinds of lifestyle-class occupations were obviously not within his capabilities.
Lin Yuan had an alternative now that Genius had evolved and obtained an ability.
There were three lifestyle-class spirit qi occupations’ exams that focused on knowledge. They were the Scholar, Fey Observer, and Spiritual Ingredient Analyst. These three lifestyle-class occupations were all knowledge-based.
Due to the knowledge-based exams and how seriously knowledge and research were treated, the exams’ standards were very strict.
In each exam, one would have to answer 500 questions, and their overall score was 1,000 points. Each correct answer would award 2 points, unanswered questions would award nothing, and every wrong answer would deduct 4 points!
This type of exam was trying to warn those who wanted to become researchers and scholars that they should skip the question if they didn’t know the answers or were unclear. However, they must not be ambiguous and guess the answers.
Furthermore, one needed at least 900 points to pass the exams.
These exams might seem easy, but they were not. Putting aside the fact that the questions were crafty, if one were to answer one question wrongly, they would lose the points of two correct answers!
Moreover, if one were to fail the exam, they would only be able to apply for the exam after one entire year.
Due to all these reasons, the primary exams for these three lifestyle-class occupations were the least chosen. However, others might find these three exams difficult, but they were the most suitable for Lin Yuan.
I just have to get Genius to memorize the primary books on the Scholar, Fey Observer, and Spiritual Ingredient Analyst occupation before attempting for the exam.
During the past century, housekeeping beasts had already become personal pets and were used as lifestyle assistants. When taking the lifestyle-class occupation exams, the examinees were allowed to bring housekeeping beasts, like the Hundred Questions Beast, as assistants.
However, there were also exceptions, like the Creation Master’s exam, which didn’t allow the examinees to bring in anything, not even spiritual ingredients, apart from themselves. They were only allowed to use the spiritual ingredients provided in the exam venue.
Despite the case, this was simply a child’s play for Lin Yuan.
During the exam, he just had to pour his spirit qi into the fey’s body to successfully pass.
One had to admit that as the Radiance Federation’s first Hundred Questions Beast, which had evolved into a Normal fey, Genius’ ability was truly convenient and too timely!