Jordan cut Master Vail off and asked him, “Hold on… What exactly was the competition about?”
Master Vail spoke with arrogance in his voice, “We compared pulses. In the first round, we had to determine the age of the patient. In the second round, we had to determine who could be the most accurate.”
Jordan interrupted him before he could continue, “That’s enough about the second round. I’m more interested in the first. How did you come up with the rules for guessing someone’s age by their pulse?”
Master Vail’s voice turned cold, “The rules were simple. We both took the patient’s pulse, then wrote down what we believed to be their date of birth. After that, the patient showed us their ID card to see who came closest to their actual date of birth. It was that simple.”
Jordan nodded in understanding, “Okay. What were the results of yesterday’s competition?”
Master Vail spoke loudly and confidently, “Yesterday, I determined that the woman was born on August 8th, 1966. Dr. Simmons guessed that she was born on March 3rd, 1967. The date of birth on the woman’s ID card was August 15th, 1966. I was only off by a week!”
Jordan furrowed his brow hearing this, “Are you saying that you’re that good?. You can guess someone’s birthday within a week?”
Master Vail sneered and said dismissively, “You don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m a master at this.”
Jordan smirked and extended his arm towards Master Vail and said to challenge him, “Go on then, take my pulse. Guess my birthday. But be warned, if you’re off by more than seven days, I’ll slap you in the face.”
Jordan’s threat to slap him was too much for Master Vail. Ludwig felt an overwhelming urge to tear Jordan into pieces for the humiliation he had just endured. In all his years, he had never experienced such a disrespectful gesture.
But Master Vail knew he had important matters to attend to in Aurous Hill. Ludwig couldn’t let his anger get the best of him, not when he still had to go to the police station. Though he desperately wanted to act on his hatred, he knew he had to suppress it for the time being.
Jordan sneered as he looked at Master Vail’s livid face and boiling body, “What’s the matter? Can’t handle giving me a simple pulse? You’re just an old bastard who cheated and won yesterday!”
Jordan had initially suspected that Master Vail had set a trap for Dr. Simmons, but now that he had seen the old man display his eight-star warrior prowess, his suspicions had only grown stronger.
An eight-star martial artist would devote most of their time to perfecting their martial arts skills. They wouldn’t have the time or opportunity to become a top traditional doctor, even if they had the talent for it. Jordan knew this, and it only fueled his suspicions further.
In this world, there were many accomplished scientists who could win the Nobel Prize, art masters who could perfect a certain musical instrument or painting, and athletes who could train tirelessly to become world champions.
But who had ever heard of a Nobel Prize winner who was also a world-class pianist and Olympic champion?
Human energy was finite. Master Vail’s status as an eight-star martial artist meant he didn’t have the time or energy to excel in other fields.
As Jordan continued his aggressive behavior, Master Vail couldn’t help but feel a twinge of nervousness in his heart. Despite being a Taoist master, he knew that his focus had always been on martial arts. His secondary focus was on studying the refining of low-level Taoist elixirs, but he never delved too deeply into it.
Despite not being a master of traditional medicine like Dr. Simmons, Master Vail wasn’t completely ignorant of medical skills. The Taoist sect placed a strong emphasis on medical knowledge, so he was still more knowledgeable than most traditional doctors of lower levels. However, there was no denying that Dr. Simmons had a significant advantage over him.
When Master Vail fell in love with Dr. Simmons’s clinic and wanted to take it over to establish himself in Aurous Hill, he devised a plan to dig a hole for the doctor. Knowing that he couldn’t outdo Dr. Simmons in medical expertise, he recruited a few people and challenged the doctor to a medical competition, hoping to discredit him.
Master Vail had arranged all the female patients who came to see Dr. Simmons the day before. Ludwig knew that as long as the doctor agreed to the competition, he would inevitably lose, no matter who he chose as the benchmark. At the time, Master Vail was leading Dr. Simmons by the nose and using the witnesses on the scene to put pressure on him. Ludwig hadn’t considered the consequences of his actions.