Urban Banished Immortal - Chapter 75
The Battle Between Two Monsters
“Guo Huai, it was your decision that they surrendered, right? I admire your courage. I like it, hahah!” Xiahou Tian said as he stood up slowly.
“The dream realm. Very impressive. If I didn’t make them surrender, I bet you’d think of a way to that as well, right?” Guo Huai asked as he squinted at Xiahou Tian. When he met Xiahou Tian earlier, he used his telepathy on him to read his mind. After a while, Guo Huai was drenched in cold sweat. This youngster in front of him could control the dream realm. Back then, the Monkey King Sun Wukong suffered because of the Dream Devil’s dream realm.
Xiahou Tian looked around. Everyone seemed like they did not listen to what Guo Huai said. He suddenly got really nervous. “How did you know about my superpower? Who the heck are you?” he asked, squinting.
“I’m merely a student from Wucheng Subhigh. What is it? Are you trying to use the dream realm on me? Go ahead, you may try to do it. I want to experience just how strong it is,” Guo Huai said with a smile.
“I don’t need to activate my superpower to win you in Knowledge Championship. Although I don’t know what superpower you have, do you dare to compete with me fairly?” Xiahou Tian asked with a smile.
“I’d be more than happy to go for a fair competition. However, I won’t stop you if you want to use your superpower,” Guo Huai said. As soon as he finished speaking, Xiahou Tian felt a slight coldness and heard someone calling his name
“Xiahou Tian, do you want to drink some water as well? If you don’t, can you start now?” Han Feifei said as she looked at Xiahou Tian.
“Let’s start, Guo Huai, you may begin asking me,” Xiahou Tian said loudly as he stared at Guo Huai fiercely. He knew that it was definitely Guo Huai’s doing earlier.
“Tell me the names and locations of the Chinese Four Major Chambers.”
“Wenyuan Chamber from Beijing, Wensu Chamber from Shenyang, Wenjin Chamber from Chengde and Wenlan Chamber from Hangzhou.”
“Who are the seven people referred to as ‘Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove’?”
“They are Ji Kang, Liu Ling, Ruan Ji, Ruan Xian, Xiang Xiu, Wang Rong and Shan Tao.”
“Which the eight are the ‘Eight-legged Essay’?”
“Opening, amplification, preliminary exposition, initial argument, central argument, latter argument, final argument and conclusion.”
“Who are the ‘Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou’?”
“Wang Shishen, Huang Shen, Li Shan, Jin Nong, Luo Pin, Gao Xiang, Zheng Xie, Li Fangying.”
“Which of the ten are China’s top ten classical tragedies?”
“The Injustice to Dou E, The Orphan of Zhao, Loyalty to the Flag…”
“Since you asked me about the tragedy, Xiahou Tian, what are China’s top ten classical comedies?”
“The Story of the Western Wing, The Wolf in the Hills, The Greedy Slave…”
“Guo Huai, who are the Twelve Laws?”
“Huang Zhong, Da Lu, Tai Cu, Jia Zhong, Gu Xian, Zhong Lu, Rui Bin, Lin Zhong, Nan Lu, Wu Yi and Ying Zhong.”
“When we say Xiahou Tian is guilty of the ten abominations beyond forgiveness, what are the ten sins referring to?” Guo Huai asked.
“Guo Huai! You!” Xiahou Tian said angrily. After taking a deep breath, he answered, “They are rebellion, aggression, revolt, betrayal, disrespect, disgrace, disobedience, indiscipline, evil, and unhappiness.”
The two of them questioned and answered each other like they were the only ones in the hall. The judges could not keep up to fact check their answers. Some of the audience even hoped that one of the two made a mistake so that they could end the nonsense.
After around 380 questions, Han Feifei asked softly, “Guo Huai, Xiahou Tian, do you want to rest for a while?”
“No need,” Guo Huai and Xiahou Tian said in synchronization.
“How many questions have been asked?” someone asked after a while.
“I have no idea, probably more than a thousand,” someone replied.
“Isn’t there any repeated question?” an old man asked.
“There shouldn’t be. The judges just linked the livestream to the supercomputers at Beijing University. Should there be any repeated question, the computer will send a notification here,” someone sitting in front said.
“Guo Huai, it’s meaningless if we continue this way. Is it fine if I give you a question on a whiteboard for you to do some calculations?” Xiahou Tian asked, smiling.
“I’m fine with whatever you want to do,” Guo Huai replied.
After Xiahou Tian finished writing on the board, an old man stood up and said, “Wait! Wait for a while!”
He Tiezui walked to the old man, asking, “Mr Lu, is there any problem with the question?”
The old man was the principal of the science and engineering department of Wucheng University, the person in-charge of Chinese Academy and a genius in the Chinese Mathematics Research Institute, the well-respected Lu Yongsen.
“Young Man, are you sure you can solve the question you wrote on the board?” Lu Yongsen asked Xiahou Tian with a smile.
“Lu, I already solved this question a month ago. Mensa International has verified its validity already,” Xiahou Tian answered.
After looking at the question on the whiteboard, it could be seen that Guo Huai was smiling if observed close enough. I thought it’d be something really challenging. Sigh, boring, Guo Huai thought. Actually, after Xiahou Tian finished writing the math question, everyone including the judges started sweating. It was so difficult that it would not be solved in a short time even if a team worked together.
“Li, you’re sweating. Isn’t it just a math question? You need to have faith in your students. Wipe your sweat first,” Cao Xinglong said happily as he pissed Li Xunyu a piece of tissue. At this moment, the headmasters of the seven schools looked at each other, smiling.
“Young Man, if you have time after the competition ends, please find me at Wucheng University,” Lu Yongsen said before sitting down on his seat.
“Guo Huai, after discussing with the other judges, we’ll give you an hour’s time to solve. You may write a question for Xiahou Tian as well. If both of you fail to answer each other’s question, it’ll be a draw. If one of you manages to solve, you’ll win and may proceed to the 100 questions,” Han Feifei said with a smile.
“Since Xiahou Tian gave me a math question, you may help me solve this one,” Guo Huai said as he quickly wrote down a question on the whiteboard.
Lu Yongsen who just returned to his seat immediately stood up again after looking at the question. He asked, “Young Man, are you sure you have the answer to this question?”
“If I can write the question down, I naturally have the answer. Xiahou Tian, what do you think of this question?” Guo Huai asked, smiling.
After a few minutes of staring at the question, Xiahou Tian said, “I can’t answer this. Since you can’t answer mine as well, it’s a draw then.” It was definitely possible for him to solve the question. However, he had a one-hour time limit. Solving a question like that within an hour was easier said than done.
“Since Xiahou Tian can’t solve my question, then-” Guo Huai said. Before he finished speaking, the judges nodded. They were pleased that the battle between two monsters was finally coming to an end.
“Then I’ll explain the answer to everyone now.”