Due to a time limit within the 3rd exam, the excess of examinees can not continue as it is. The preliminaries will be one-on-one battles. Hayate starts off by letting any examinees who want to quit do so now so that they can begin with the preliminary match immediately. While the rest of the explanation is going on, I notice that Sasuke is in pain, from the new cursed scar on his neck.
The Hokage and Anko notices as well. Anko suggests that Sasuke should be taken out of the exam and be escorted out by ANBU. I tell Anko that it won’t be so easy to convince Sasuke to quit, he's quite a stubborn kid. Anko replies that she will take him out by force if necessary, because the cursed seal is reacting when Sasuke tries to mold Chakra, extracting energy from him. She is amazed by how Sasuke can withstand the cursed seal so well because a normal person would have died.
The Hokage decides to let Sasuke continue because he is worried about Orochimaru’s warning to not end the exam. he continues to say that if the cursed seal acts up and Sasuke’s power is uncontrollable, then he will be stopped.
Hayate continues that there will be 10 matches and the winners will advance to the next round. There are no rules. The examinee wins when their opponents dies, is knocked out, or gives up. If the judge sees that the match is over, he will stop the match to prevent unnecessary deaths. The bulletin board will randomly determine who will fight in the match and as it starts the first names that appear is Yoroi versus Sasuke. (great...)
Ah... Just as we all left the grounds to watch from the balcony, I passed Sasuke and and warned him not to use the Sharingan, and if the cursed seal becomes active, I told him I will jump in and cancel the match.
I hope Sasuke doesn't try anything stupid and risk his neck literally. Hope this goes well...
For now all I can do is stand here and watch... and somebody tell me why is Gai still on fire... *sigh*