The Era of Gods - Chapter 39
For most students, they might feel that expending Worship Value worth more than 1 point of Divinity was a waste. They might say that he was stupid and that his action wasn’t worth it. However, Lin Xiao felt that it was absolutely worth the price.
Because, at the moment he was done with the upgrading, the Thread of Worship between him and these 128 believers in his consciousness became thicker. Whether they were True Believers or Devout Believers before this, at this very instant, they all became Fanatic Believers, 128 Fanatic Believers.
The Worship Value provided by the Naga race was higher than that of the Murlocs, at about one-third of that provided by the human race. However, arriving at the Fanatic Believer faith level, the Worship Value they would provide didn’t follow that rule.
A regular Fanatic Believer of the human race would provide 50 to 100 points of Worship Value. Logically speaking, one-third of the value would be between 17 to 33 points. But in actual fact, the amount of Worship Value a Fanatic Believer could provide on a daily basis was often above this value. Under the fanatic state, it was possible for them to provide half the Worship Value of the human race.
With these 128 Fanatic Believers, they would provide Lin Xiao with 3,000 to 4,000 points of Worship Value every day. Taking the average value of 3,500 points, that would be more than 1.27 million a year. These Naga could live for 50 years, and even 60 years and above after being upgraded. Taking away ten years and say they lived another 50, these Fanatic Believers could provide him with a total of 63.87 million points of Worship Value in their lifetime.
They could also fight for him at the outer realms, produce offspring, and even after they went to the Divine Kingdom, they could become Prayer Mergers to continue to supply him with Worship Value.
Well, it was true that some among them would die in battles. This was something that couldn’t be avoided.
But even so, even taking only half of them into account, that would still be more than 30 million points of Worship Value. Compared with the cost of more than 1 million, the rate of return was surprisingly high.
Lin Xiao was never short-sighted as to only look at the immediate benefits. When it was time to spend, he would never be stingy.
A few hundred students were scattered on the huge golden platform. Compared to the number from before, this was less than half. These were all the students who passed the three-wave elimination phase and had successfully advanced to Eleventh Grade.
After passing the three-wave elimination phase, they were already considered Eleventh graders. The rest of the examination would only decide which class they would be placed in.
After the three-wave elimination phase, there were only 17 students left of Tenth Grade, Third Class, which was unexpectedly few. At present, just like the other classes, they were gathered in a group, waiting for the last few students to return.
Wan Chuan and Yuan Hong were together at this moment, and the other students were a few steps away from them.
Gazing forward, Yuan Hong pretended to ask casually, “How many did you kill in the Half-Elf wave?”
Wan Chuan glanced at him and uttered three words after a long while, “I didn’t count.”
“Which means not many, then?”
“Definitely more than you.”
“Tsk, that’s because I…”
A ray of golden light descended from the sky, which meant that someone had been eliminated from the Endless mode after persisting until their limit. In an instant, it drew upon everyone’s attention. Even the two of them couldn’t chatter any longer and looked over.
The golden light fell on the platform, revealing a handsome young man. Most of the students were shocked, “Who is this? Which class is he from? Why haven’t I seen him before?”
Lin Xiao’s grades were in the middle of his class and his year, exactly two places away from rank 250. It could be said that he was pretty ordinary. Aside from his classmates, almost no one could recognize him.
Compared to the bafflement of the other students, his classmates were shocked. Yuan Hong even yelled, “That’s impossible!”
He was eliminated during the Endless mode, so he knew how hard the Endless mode was and what it meant for Lin Xiao to persist longer than himself.
Because of this, he couldn’t believe that this classmate who was still in the middle reaches of the class more than a month ago would surpass him so quickly.
But this was the fact. When Lin Xiao came to his class area, several students subconsciously took a step back to make room for him. He smiled gently, “Thanks!”
That was how the world worked. In the past, nobody gave a hoot about him. But now, when he walked over without saying anything, people automatically made room for him. This was the difference.
He turned around and glanced at Yuan Hong and Wan Chuan. The suspicion in their eyes hadn’t faded. He nodded to them out of courtesy, turned around, and ignored them.
After a while, two rays of Golden Light fell near to each other at almost the same time and revealed the figures of Yan Renjie and Wan Ying. The two glared at each other with provocative eyes, and immediately turned around and left. There was no hypocritical pretense between the two geniuses which the others were imagining.
The two of them arrived last. After returning to their class, the golden light spheres on the edge of the platform emitted rays of golden light, transforming into the projections of each class teacher. Then, all of the projections bowed to the dazzling light sphere of Divine Power at the top of the dome. A ray of golden light fell from the sky and turned into a handsome, grey-haired middle-aged man.
The teachers and students bent over and shouted in unison, “Vice Principal!”
The grey-haired middle-aged man nodded and said straightforwardly, without any superfluous nonsense, “The elimination phase of the final exams of the Tenth Grade has ended. Students who are still here have passed the test and will move up to Eleventh Grade in the next semester.”
After a pause, he said with an abrupt change of tone, “Because of the Old Principle, there was an Endless mode bonus challenge after the three-wave elimination phase. For the ten people who persisted until the end, students ranked four to ten will be awarded one 5-Star Card of the Common rarity of a type selected at will.”
“The third place will acquire an Uncommon 5-Star Card of the desired type.”
“The second place will acquire a Rare 5-Star Card of the desired type.”
“The first place will acquire an Epic 5-Star Card of the desired type.”
Having said that, he glanced at all the students beneath and smiled gently, “In addition, the Old Principal will provide a quota for the Huaxia District Super Freshman Summer Camp. It will be randomly allocated to one of the students in the top three.”
This wasn’t an illusion. Lin Xiao evidently felt the breathing of Wan Chuan and Yuan Hong on the side becoming a little quicker, and when he looked at Yan Renjie and Wan Ying on the other side, the two best of the best geniuses of his year, likewise, revealed anticipation in their eyes.
Lin Xiao knew why they were looking forward to it. It wasn’t because of the ranking or the reward card, but the participation quota for the Huaxia District Super Freshman Summer Camp.
The so-called Super Freshman Summer Camp was an annual freshman activity jointly organized by the five super universities and 133 key universities in Huaxia District.
It wasn’t that participating in the event would secure one a spot at these key universities, but the event was jointly organized by many key universities, and its purpose was to filter out the elite talents from high schools across the entire Huaxia District.
By participating in it during Tenth Grade, one could get on the radar of those key universities. If they displayed enough potential to gain their attention, they could earn themselves some extra points when they applied to the corresponding key university after the College Entrance Examination in Twelfth Grade.
If the potential one displayed was high enough, they might get themselves admitted specially.
Whether it was getting a shot at the many key universities or gaining some extra points during the College Entrance Examination, this was, for them, very tempting.
Normally, only one or two spots for the Super Freshman Summer Camp would be provided for each city, and middle schools in the city would need to compete for the quota before giving it to their students. However, as the Old Principal of No.5 Middle School which Lin Xiao was in was a big figure in a super university, the school could often obtain the quota.