Chapter 681 - Extreme Disorder Splitting Wind
Chapter 681: Extreme Disorder Splitting Wind
Tang Wulin used the Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer technique whereas Long Yue unleashed a set of lancing techniques. Both of them fought remarkably well. With their head-on collisions, they truly challenged each other. Every intense explosion made the competition stage vibrate greatly. The situation was unlike two humans battling, it was more like two giant beasts clashing.
By means of his Golden Dragon body, the speed of Tang Wulin’s Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer together with its strength increased.
When they first began battling, he was sent flying like a spinning top each time he collided with Long Yue. Now, with the aid of the Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer, Tang Wulin’s strength had gradually and surprisingly become on par with Long Yue’s.
The collisions between the two opponents increased in intensity. The densely packed bumps on Long Yue’s body were like mountains constantly spattering rocks and other objects that turned into light before vanishing in the air.
En Ci sat at the platform. As he watched the scene on the competition stage, he felt out of sorts as well.
He had never thought that there would be a person that was able to fight Long Yue head-on in terms of strength. Also, the cultivation base of his opponent was lower than Long Yue’s.
Shrek Academy’s standing exceeded expectations, and it also had a reputation for nurturing monsters. For a fifteen-year-old to improve his strength to such an extent could only be described as a marvel. “Nice, nice!” Long Yue broke into laughter. Ever since he was
accomplished in his cultivation base, he had yet to meet a match in terms of strength. Even some seven-ring or eight-ring assault system Soul Masters were unable to firmly suppress him in terms of strength.
But currently, Tang Wulin was fighting him head to head. It was purely a
collision of strengths between them. This match allowed Long Yue to fight without inhibition.
When one was strong, one would hope to have an opponent that was equally strong. Only then could one unleash one’s maximum power to constantly improve oneself.
In fact, even Tang Wulin felt that he could fight without having to worry about restraining himself. The tremendous energy in his body had, under the absorption of the Golden Dragon King bloodline and the cultivation
method of Body Sect, improved to a doughty extent. Even he was unaware as to what level his body’s strength could attain. He had an inkling that his strength had exceeded five thousand kilograms of force.
Today, when he collided head on with Long Yue, he felt the magical effect of his strength. The Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer had stimulated his
strength fully. With the addition of his two large hammers, he could feel the warmth of confidence that flowed through his whole body. The energy hidden within his bones, bloodline and internal organs were completely
His body, which was awakened for the second time through Body Sect’s cultivation, had unveiled his explosive energy perfectly.
In the waiting area, Dai Yueyan’s gaze was slightly out of focus. When he lost the match a few days ago, his condition had deteriorated much since then.
As the crown prince, how could he not have felt disappointed for losing
such an important match? If he could do it all over, he would have donned his battle armor the moment he got on the stage, suppressed Tang Wulin with his greatest speed, and defeated him. Nonetheless, when he saw Tang Wulin battling with Long Yue now, he understood that the Tang Wulin he faced the other day was not an opponent who had given it his all.
When Tang Wulin unleashed the Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer strike after heavy strike, could he have blocked them even if he had donned his battle armor?
He, too, had many spars with Long Yue. However, throughout those
sparring sessions, Long Yue had never used any weapon. But today, Tang Wulin had just got on the stage, and he had surprisingly forced Long Yue into using his double pointed lance.
So, Long Yue had such a weapon ability as well. Although the lance was not used for agile attacks, the intensity of its dominance was something that he had witnessed for the first time in his life. With every thrust, the lance
would split the air, merge seamlessly with Long Yue’s own dominance and the soul skill Mountain, and together crash his opponent like a big
However, when Tang Wulin faced Long Yue, his weapons turned into mountain-breaking hammers. He shattered the lofty mountains that came at him ceaselessly.
‘Can I do this?’ Dai Yueyan asked himself. In terms of strength, even if he had worn his battle armor, he could not have accomplished this.
There was only a handful who learned Tang Sect’s Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer because of its strength requirements that were overly high. Many viewed it as a hammering technique that was used in forging only. Besides, it was too difficult to control. Even among the blacksmiths, very few would opt to learn this.
Dai Yueyan was also a Tang Sect disciple. Naturally, he had seen this hammering technique before. However, he never imagined that in this battle, the Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer could surprisingly be used to unleash such a shocking effect. This was a battle style that could not be mastered by humans! It was impossible for a typical human Soul Master to attain Tang Wulin’s level. However, what if it was a mecha? If one could control the mecha well, perhaps it would be possible to achieve it then.
As the prince, not only did he have to think about his battle strength, but he had to consider the Empire’s future developments too. Martial power was the most important factor among them all.
Tang Wulin’s battle style had created an opportunity for him. Many a time, there were areas in the military whereby miracles were created by modifying the battle techniques and applying them to the military.
When he thought about this, Dai Yueyan suddenly realized that he was no longer depressed. Instead, there was some anxiety regarding Tang Wulin’s performance today. After all, losing a match because your opponent was too strong or because of your own mistakes was different altogether.
“Boom!” Tang Wulin swung his hammers for the thirty-sixth time. He had made the Mountain Dragon King retreat for the very first time. Long Yue took two steps backward, the lance in his hands gave off a series of buzzes.
“Good, again!” Long Yue howled furiously. His body swelled up and he took another step forward. This time, he used his lance as a long stick. He gripped his lance with both hands and struck down as he aimed for Tang Wulin’s skull.
The dragon roar from Tang Wulin’s body sounded loudly, and the pair of giant hammers in his hands swung horizontally, his thirty-seventh strike.
When he swung both his hammers this time, Tang Wulin felt hollow inside. A feeling that he could not control welled up inside him.
‘Not good, I’m about to reach my limit!’
He who was intimately familiar with the Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer felt that his body was almost at its limits. Under normal circumstances, with his current abilities, he could unleash the Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer until the fifty-fourth strike. But, what he had in his arms right now were not forging hammers! They were super
warhammers that were hundreds of times heavier than forging hammers. Even though he was using this pair of warhammers with the Golden Dragon Body, it was still taxing on his stamina and soul power. His arms began to
ache and were going limp with fatigue. Every strike of the Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer would drain his strength further. Tang Wulin knew that he was about to reach his limits and lose control.
“Boom!” They collided again.
This time, Long Yue was sent retreating backwards for a full five steps before he managed to steady himself. His arms were shaking. He raised his lance high and exposed his chest.
On the other hand, Tang Wulin’s body spun at high speed with the momentum he had built up. In the next instant, the pair of warhammers in his hands flew out of his grasps. Like meteors that chased after the moon, they flew straight toward Long Yue’s chest.
Currently, Long Yue was retreating at a blinding speed under the guidance of an immense force. He raised his arms and seemed to have no energy left to block those warhammers. At the thirty-eighth strike, their force was more powerful than before. If this pair of giant hammers struck true on his body…
The audience held their breaths. They had seen the overwhelming force produced by the collision of the two opponents. If Long Yue took a direct hit from the pair of warhammers of humongous proportion, even he would have a hard time bearing the brunt of it.
“Rivers!” Long Yue growled with a deep voice. The second soul ring on his body shone. In the end, he could not help but activate his second soul skill.
Huge torrents surged forth from the skies and the ground. The entire
competition stage had turned into a place where countless rivers intersected each other. One river washed against the giant hammers. Nevertheless, the strong flowing waters could not stop the hammers. The giant hammers passed through the water to appear in front of Long Yue’s chest.
“Swamps!” His third soul ring shone again. A dark brownish glow increased in size instantly. The forward charge of the giant hammers was finally slowed. Although they still passed through the swamps, by the time they landed on Long Yue’s chest, their speeds had slowed down tremendously.
“Boom!” Long Yue’s colossal body was sent flying like a cannonball by the force of the impact. He flew straight for more than a hundred meters to
crash directly onto the soul barrier and rebounded off it.
The double pointed lance in his grasp stabbed the ground, and he did a somersault before landing steadily on his feet. By then, Long Yue’s breathing had become slightly ragged.
At the moment, Tang Wulin’s body had just stopped spinning. His face was slightly pale, and he was taking deep breaths to regulate his breathing so that his bloodline and soul power could be spurred into recovering quickly.
The collision which seemed short had directly brought the match to its
climax. At least, on the surface, it seemed that Long Yue had taken many losses. He was surprisingly sent flying by Tang Wulin’s hammers. Although it was uncertain if he was injured, those giant hammers could still make an impact. It might be just a scratch, but it would still not be pleasant.
Chapter 682 - Difference
Chapter 682: Difference
‘Is that guy even human?”That pair of giant hammers can’t be solid, right?’
Questions like these arose in the hearts of countless members of the audience.
Tang Wulin shook his arms slightly. The giant hammers and their thirty-
eighth Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer had pushed him to his limit. Even with his incredible strength, constant pangs of ache and pain shot through his arms.
‘I haven’t even hurt him after all that. This guy is way too strong.’
Tang Wulin drew a deep breath. He suddenly took a great step forward and picked up his two giant hammers from the ground. With a flash, he returned them back into his storage bracelet.
‘I can’t use them anymore. My arms can no longer take it. Even if I used them again, I wouldn’t be able to recreate the same effects.’
For his part, Long Yue also drew a deep breath. His chest which was
slightly indented by the hammers puffed up once again. He held his double- pointed lance in one hand and raised his other hand. He extended a thumbs- up toward Tang Wulin.
In the battle of brute strength, he had come up slightly short. He had to admit it.
Tang Wulin’s arms were killing him, but he was not exactly in the best of
shape either. The enhancement of strength from the Mountain Dragon King was already extremely terrifying in itself, and his cultivation base was far
superior to Tang Wulin’s, but he still lost in a match of strength. His eyes gradually turned red. Tang Wulin’s power had aroused Long Yue’s fighting spirit. Initially, he was of the opinion that there was no opponent in this Continental Young High-Ranking Soul Masters Elite Competition who could fight at his level, which was why he lacked interest all this while. He started becoming more driven after the arrival of the group from Shrek
Academy. Nevertheless, their age gap was clear for all to see. Even if the strengths that Tang Wulin and the others had displayed were truly
outstanding, Long Yue had not taken them seriously as opponents. After all, he himself was no longer comparable to his own peers.
“I’m getting serious now!” came Long Yue’s deep voice.
Tang Wulin drew a deep breath. He extended his arms to his sides. Sparks of starlight stretched and spiraled around. Starting from his Golden Dragon Claws, they continued spreading upward.
The golden armor rolled over his claws, arms, and shoulders. Under the glow of the dazzling starlight, it merged with his body.
After the pauldrons came the breastplate. The breastplate protected his
chest, but there was no sign of a core component. According to the design of this set of battle armor which Gu Yue made for Tang Wulin, the location of the core component was at the abdomen.
Yes, only a few days had passed, and Tang Wulin had another breastplate. He now had five pieces of battle armor. Although he was still a few pieces short of a complete set, he was getting increasingly closer to that goal.
On the platform, Dai Tianling looked at the stage with confusion. “Why did he let go of his weapons? Didn’t those hammers give him the upper hand?”
En Ci said drily, “Yes, I didn’t expect Tang Wulin to be able to gain the upper hand in terms of strength. I’ve forgotten how long it has been since Long Yue lost to his opponent in terms of strength. However, Tang Wulin was only able to achieve that with the pair of giant hammers and Tang Sect’s Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer after all. Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer and the pair of giant hammers placed a great burden on his body. If he continued to use them, his arms would have been done for. Besides, he himself could no longer control such an immense force.”
“I see.” Dai Tianling was only hit with a sudden realization now.
Elder Cai sat there, wearing a poker face from the beginning until the end. It was as if the current match on the competition stage had absolutely nothing to do with her.
In the waiting area, the team members from both sides were watching this match anxiously. When Long Yue was sent flying by the hammers, Dai Yun’er could not help but shriek. In her heart, Long Yue was undefeatable! But in that instant, her heart was already at her throat.
“Mountains!” On the competition stage, Long Yue shouted again. Lofty mountains rose from the ground.
“Rivers!” Great rivers formed a crisscross network among the mountains. It was like a classical landscape painting.
Tang Wulin felt that amidst these mountains and rivers, he had become insignificant. It was as if he had turned into a grain of dust in the world.
Long Yue disappeared among the mountains and rivers. There was nothing, but endless pressure from all directions.
This place no longer seemed like the competition stage. It now looked like they were in a different world, a world in which Long Yue was the overlord.
Could his soul skills really merge with each other to produce this otherworldly ability?
As Tang Wulin felt fear creep into his heart, the mountains around him
started crumbling. Chunks of colossal rocks fell from the skies and crashed down toward him. On the ground, the great Yangtze River surged madly
and rolled straight to where he stood.
Even if he knew that all these were only illusions, the immense pressure was not in the least fake. It was so powerful! He inhaled deeply. The golden light in Tang Wulin’s eyes intensified. Shortly after, a wild roar sounded. A faint shadow suddenly detached itself from his body.
‘Since this is an illusory world, I’ll fight illusion with illusion.’
A huge figure appeared behind Tang Wulin, roaring furiously toward the heavens. It sent out a vibration so strong that the mountains and rivers rippled like water. The lashing force paused, then its huge tail swept
sideways and instantly sent the mountain rocks around him flying in all directions.
This was a giant Overlord Dragon that was more than sixty meters in height. As soon as it appeared, it brought with it a pressure that seemed to bear down on the entire world.
Tang Wulin squinted his eyes slightly, and his body flashed with golden light. A golden vine transformed into a dragon. It carried his body and shot into the heavens. As it brought him into the skies, the golden figure increased in size and the continued merging with his bloodline aura. The golden dragon hovered in midair. Loud and sonorous dragon roars sounded. It shook the mountains and rivers so hard that they started crumbling.
Finally, everything turned into bubbles and vanished all around him. The Overlord Dragon and the golden dragon disappeared, along with the mountains and rivers as well.
A purple light flickered within Tang Wulin’s eyes. On the other side, the blood-red glow in Long Yue’s eyes was also extraordinarily bright.
But in the eyes of the audience, the two of them were just standing there as they stared at each other as if nothing had ever happened.
Long Yue had a cultivation base of six rings. Although he was already a Soul Emperor, he still had a long way to go before his power reached the true level of realms. The clash just now was a collision of spirits between the two opponents in which they merged their spiritual powers and their own personal experiences.
Tang Wulin was obviously weaker than Long Yue in his spiritual cultivation base. The Golden Dragon King bloodline suppressed the Mountain Dragon King, and this was what made the collision between their spirits evenly matched!
“Nice!” Long Yue shouted.
“Swamps!” The land turned muddy. This time, it was not illusory. Tang Wulin leaped into the air to evade it, but the swamp surged upward and chased after his body. It was as if it wanted to swallow him within itself.
Tang Wulin dared not slack off. His golden soul rings switched to his four soul rings. Tendrils of Bluesilver Grass were released and lashed at the
swamp underneath him. Just like when he was fighting the Devil Soul Great White Sharks in the ocean, he ceaselessly whipped the swamp with his
Bluesilver Grass. With blinding speed, he pounced in Long Yue’s direction.
Long Yue snorted. He thrust the double-pointed lance in his hands directly into the ground. He twisted it, and the giant dragon’s illusory shadow
appeared behind him again.
His soul skills were more powerful than the previous ones. If it had been any other soul master with a four-ringed cultivation base, he would have
already been completely overwhelmed by now, but Tang Wulin’s bloodline was truly unique. It was so unusual that Long Yue was astonished to find that he was unable to suppress him. His soul skills did not have the desired effects on Tang Wulin.
If that had been the case, then he would have crushed him with brute strength.
Tang Wulin was almost upon Long Yue. Bluesilver Grass vines swarmed outward like bees. His fourth soul ring lit up for the Bluesilver Overlord Transformation. The enormous Overlord Dragon head appeared behind him. Every
Bluesilver Grass vine had instantly become as thick as huge dragons. They flew toward Long Yue and coiled around him.
The shocking thing was that Long Yue did not dodge them. He allowed the vines to entangle his body. Tang Wulin’s pair of Golden Dragon Claws also arrived in the next moment and struck toward his chest.
Chapter 683 - The Horror
Chapter 683: The Horror
“Unmovable as the Mountain!” Long Yue roared aloud. His entire person suddenly turned lofty.
Tang Wulin’s pair of Golden Dragon Claws clawed into his back, yet it felt like he was grabbing onto an enormous mountain. Although there were
stone chips scattering everywhere, he could feel excruciating pain pulsing through his arms, and the intense reaction blew Tang Wulin away.
Tang Wulin felt horrified in his heart. Based on his experience, he immediately understood what happened. The so-called Unmovable as the Mountain was the product of Long Yue fusing himself with his first soul skill, Mountain.
Could this be done? It seemed soul skills could be used in such a manner. The Mountain could be used on the outside, but also on the inside. He was the mountain, Unmovable like the Mountain!
“Surge as the River!” Long Yue moved just then. The mountain grew larger, pushing away the Bluesilver Emperor vines. His right fist suddenly flung forward with a ball of piercing blue radiance. Long Yue seemed to have turned into a great surging river and slid out of Tang Wulin’s grasp.
The terrifying force charged nine times against Tang Wulin’s body. Tang Wulin could only summon the Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens in a desperate attempt to withstand Long Yue’s barrage.
Despite his efforts, the force was truly too powerful, like the mighty torrent that crashed against the shore. Tang Wulin’s battle was emitting golden light with streams of starlight coiling around, yet the terrifying force of the impact still blew him away. Fresh blood poured out from Tang Wulin’s mouth. He felt as if his body had been smashed into smithereens, and his internal organs were being tossed
and turned about. He feared that without the battle armor’s protection, one blow would have been enough to end the fight.
Long Yue was too powerful! He was crushing Tang Wulin with his
cultivation base alone. He had a six-ringed Soul Emperor’s cultivation base in addition to his powerful Mountain Dragon King martial soul. Was Tang Wulin completely helpless against his attacks?
Tang Wulin took a deep breath, and, with great effort, he aroused his bloodline’s aura to keep himself from falling to the ground.
Long Yue swayed his body. In the next moment, he had vanished in a ghastly manner. His entire person seemed to have fused into the ground.
Soon after, a pillar of dark brown mud surged out from below. It engulfed Tang Wulin’s body like a muddy geyser without warning.
Tang Wulin could only release vines of Bluesilver Grass to guard the area surrounding his body, but the muddy swamp’s power was pulling him in.
His bloodline source was powerful, but the huge disparity between his cultivation base and Long Yue’s was quite apparent.
Of course, Tang Wulin’s Golden Dragon King Bloodline was more powerful than the Mountain Dragon King Bloodline, but he did not possess the whole Golden Dragon King Bloodline. He had only broken five seals up to this day. Thus, he could only bring his imposing manner to Long Yue, but not substantial compelling force.
The terrifying attack produced from Long Yue’s own body fused with his soul skill was already similar to a soul master’s martial soul avatar. In fact,
his was even more powerful than that. The Mountain Dragon King’s ability was vividly displayed by him.
He was completely surrounded by the mud. Tang Wulin released his soul skills one by one in an attempt to struggle free, but the horrible mud was suffocating him in darkness.
This was truly too horrendous. He could finally sense the enormous disparity of their cultivation bases. If he had six soul rings, six soul skills and had broken through even more Golden Dragon King Seals, perhaps he
could really compete against Long Yue with his natural endowments. It was too late for that right now.
Just like how everybody else had determined, at the age of twenty Long Yue was almost peerless among humans.
“Boom!” The tornado-like swamp dropped from the sky and slammed ferociously onto the ground, pinning Tang Wulin down. Great blasts of mud pressed him onto the spot.
Soon after, a mountain suddenly bored out from below and pushed his body up. He was raised to the top of the protective shield at two hundred meters high.
Long Yue’s figure was revealed. The mountain and mud had all disappeared while Tang Wulin’s body dropped down from the sky like a stone.
That was an altitude of two hundred meters! Long Yue’s huge tail broke out and lashed onto Tang Wulin’s body just as he was about to arrive on the ground surface. He was hit so hard that he was catapulted skyward and
crashed into the protective shield before he fell back onto the ground.
It all happened within a few short seconds. The entire process had utterly no transition from the moment Long Yue started fusing his soul skill with his body until Tang Wulin was completely engulfed.
Tang Wulin was completely overwhelmed such that he did not even stand any chance against Long Yue who started the attacks with all his power.
It was truly terrifying!
These were the words that were most suitable to describe Long Yue. Even the Star Luo Empire’s common people could not help gasping in fear after witnessing such a battle scene.
This was definitely not something that could be achieved by an ordinary person! The red glow in Long Yue’s eyes was turning brighter with time while the wild aura was beginning to burst out from his body.
Usually, He had rarely devoted all his effort to a fight. Not that he was reluctant, but he found it very difficult for him to control his emotion once he had entered the state of focusing all his power for battle.
It was just like the catastrophe that was unleashed when the Mountain Dragon King’s oppressed emotion burst out.
Hence, the Long Yue who usually appeared easy going was in reality,
Madman Long. He was the person who would sink into madness when he devoted all his strength to launch his power.
Even the most formidable would have some kind of issue. The world was supposed to be balanced. Long Yue was strong but he also had this tremendous problem at the same time.
It was Tang Wulin who was about to face this problem of his at this exact moment.
His internal organs were burning and all of his bones seemed to have broken in half, but Tang Wulin still remained conscious. The intense agony made him clearly sense the surging of blood in his body. He turned over
with great effort and slowly got up with his arms outstretched to support his body.
‘I haven’t lost; I haven’t lost yet!’ The idea sustained his body while a tinge of blood color made its way into his eyes.
Then, he saw an enormous figure was walking in his direction. It was Long Yue, his body now filled with ferocity.
Tang Wulin raised his head and looked up at Long Yue. His gaze was indomitable and determined. He relied on not only his power but also his companions’ help in order to come as far as he had. Ye Xinglan gave up her own match at all costs in
order to ensure that he could become more powerful to resist Long Yue. She devoted all her effort to help him forge battle armor. Otherwise, how could he have three more pieces of battle armor in such a short period of time?
Yuanen Yehui took the initiative to give up on the match between Tang Wulin and herself, so she could give him the opportunity to fight Long Yue.
He held his companions’ hope and the honor of Shrek Academy in his hands. How could he allow himself to lose?
The intense fighting spirit aroused Tang Wulin’s body. He flung out his hands abruptly as he focused all his strength into his right Golden Dragon Claw.
Five streams of golden lights cut through the sky and had already slashed straight into Long Yue who was standing in front of him.
‘He can still attack?’
Everyone on the audience platform was shocked by witnessing the scene. ‘What sort of willpower was this?! How could he still attack after suffering from such severe injuries?’
“Oh no!” On the spectator stand, En Ci’s expression changed.
He understood his disciple all too well. The series of flare-ups earlier had already triggered Long Yue’s feral nature. After so many years of
continuous cultivation, Long Yue had been attempting to maintain his emotions with great effort so that he did not lose control.
The red color in his eyes had already started fading away when he was walking toward Tang Wulin. This signified that he had already got his
emotions in check. He should be able to exercise control over himself as long as Tang Wulin accepted his defeat or stopped resisting. However, En Ci had never expected that Tang Wulin, to still be able to launch an attack under such circumstances after being so severely injured, what more such a powerful technique.
Long Yue raised his right leg almost subconsciously, using it to block the Golden Dragon Claw.
Five streams of dark golden light sliced five deep cuts onto his knee. His hulking ten-meter tall body shook involuntarily. The intense agony made Long Yue roar in rage. Then, in front of the entire enraptured audience, he raised his massive right leg of his to stomp onto Tang Wulin.
En Ci could have dashed outside immediately when he realized that
something bad was about to happen, but instead he hesitated for a moment.
Tang Wulin came from Shrek Academy. There was no doubt that he was the most powerful student in the age group of fifteen years old. Moreover, En
Ci could tell from his previous battles that his bloodline power was even capable of producing some suppressing effect on Long Yue. Under such
circumstances, he would undoubtedly become a huge threat in the future if he were to grow. He could even possibly become just like that person and suppress the entire Star Luo Empire’s soul masters’ world.
Should this kind of person truly be allowed to exist in this world?
Thus, En Ci hesitated. In the end, he did not do anything to stop Long Yue. Thus, Long Yue’s went ahead and stomped onto Tang Wulin’s body.
Chapter 684 - Mu Ye’s Return
Chapter 684: Mu Ye’s Return
Cries of alarm echoed through the entire Star Luo Coliseum. Shrek Academy’s contingent dashed out from the waiting area promptly.
Even Dai Yun’er could not help covering her dainty mouth. Her gaze was filled with fear.
Madman Long, he was Madman Long!
The audience saw blood splattering all over when he stepped onto Tang Wulin. Even a steel bar would be deformed from such a heavy stomp!
Madman Long did not seem to be satisfied yet. His right leg was raised again and soon, he stomped ferociously on Tang Wulin’s body again.
Meanwhile, a figure dashed toward the competition stage in a hurry. A stream of red light flashed past as he moved to the front of the soul protective shield which was breached by force to everyone’s surprise.
The figure slammed angrily into Long Yue just as his right leg was about to stomp on Tang Wulin for the second time.
A shocking scene ensued. Long Yue’s enormous body was blown away instantly toward the other side of the competition stage from the impact.
On the audience platform, En Ci’s body swayed once, and he appeared on the competition stage in the next moment. He blocked the figure that knocked Long Yue away.
“Who are you? How dare you make trouble in Star Luo City?” En Ci
clasped his hands behind his back. His transcendent powerful aura burst forth from his body. In a flash, the entire competition stage’s soul protective shield was shattered instantly to everyone’s amazement.
The individual was suspended in midair as he looked at En Ci coldly. There was a three-meter long epee in his right hand. The epee’s color was blood red while his skin was a ghastly dark golden color as he stared at En Ci grimly, with an aura no less inferior to En Ci’s.
En Ci was astonished as he was the number one man who deserved his title Rank-98 Title Douluo. He was the absolute powerhouse, yet, the person before him had an aura that was no lesser than his. How high was the person’s cultivation base?
Elder Cai had already flown out when Long Yue stamped on Tang Wulin the first time, but the unknown individual managed to arrive first despite moving later. Hence, Elder Cai arrived on the competition stage a moment later, right behind the mysterious individual.
The mystery person who came was no other than Body Sect’s sect master Mu Ye!
For the time being, Shrek Academy’s contingent had made their way near the competition stage. Nonetheless, the aura on the competition stage was so horrendous that there was no way they could approach it.
Gu Yue’s hands and even her lips were quivering. She felt a crushing pain in her heart when Long Yue stepped on Tang Wulin with his foot.
“Roar…” Long Yue had already stood up from the ground afar. His eyes had completely turned a bright red, and he was rushing wildly toward Mu Ye. The aura on his body was growing stronger and his fourth soul ring was about to glow.
“Enough!” En Ci stretched out to slap the back of his hand. A stream of golden light descended from the sky and enshrouded Long Yue’s body like a chain, binding him so he could no longer move.
“Is this a match?” Elder Cai’s furious voice echoed. En Ci had an apologetic expression on his face. “There’s a possibility of losing control when Long Yue’s martial soul is used at full force. In any case, everyone had signed the death disclaimer form in the individual match. I’m truly sorry. Save Tang Wulin first.”
Mu Ye looked at him coldly. “Very well.”
He only uttered those two words when he tossed the epee in his right hand. The red epee transformed into a stream of red light and vanished silently into thin air. He descended from the sky landing beside Tang Wulin. He pressed his right hand onto his body and carried out a simple examination. Then, he picked up Tang Wulin cautiously.
There was no word fit to describe Tang Wulin’s condition at the moment. The battle armor on his body had disappeared and fused into his body once again. His chest had collapsed. It was apparent that his sternum was
crushed. The golden scales on his body had a fading radiance. There was blood all around the surrounding area. He was worse than dead.
Mu Ye picked up Tang Wulin and turned to take another glance at En Ci. Then, he transformed into a stream of light that shimmered once before vanishing.
The Douluo Continent delegation leader Tang Bingyao stood up on the
audience platform. He looked toward Dai Tianling. “Your Highness, I wish to ask for an explanation. Why didn’t you stop Long Yue from killing when it was obvious that he had an absolute advantage under the circumstance that his martial soul couldn’t be controlled? I don’t believe that the judge
couldn’t do that.”
Dai Tianling’s expression was gloomy. He did not expect such a situation to happen either. “We’ll provide an explanation to your respected delegation. I didn’t expect the match to turn out this way either. We didn’t manage to handle the emergency situation which happened in such a short time. The
empire will be providing the best medical services for the contestant Tang Wulin.” The audience did not cheer because of the match’s result. Everyone could tell that Long Yue had lost control during the last few moments. He was going to kill Tang Wulin as this was no longer a competition to him, but a life and death battle.
No matter how powerful Long Yue was, he would not be an asset to the country if he was incapable of controlling himself. On the contrary, he might even bring catastrophe to the man on the street.
Thus, their gaze as they looked at Long Yue did not seem like they were looking at a hero, but someone fearsome instead.
“What are we going to do? Where is that person taking the captain to?” Xie Xie asked anxiously. He had a very close relationship with Tang Wulin.
They were well acquainted with each other having been among the earliest to join the group. He would never be who he was today without Tang Wulin’s help all these years.
Gu Yue’s body was still quivering. Tears flowed down her cheeks uncontrollably. Her heart was in a chaotic mess at this moment.
“Don’t panic everyone. Since the person has taken the captain away, it means that the captain’s still alive. There’s still a chance to save him. It’s not pragmatic for us to go searching blindly. Let’s return to the hotel and wait.” Ye Xinglan was the most clear-headed person at present.
Yuanen Yehui nodded in agreement and spoke, “That’s right. Tang Wulin’s going to be fine for sure. His ability to take a beating is strong. He’s going to be fine.”
Xu Xiaoyan bawled aloud.
Anyhow, they had seen Tang Wulin’s battered body from all the trampling. There was so much blood on the floor.
Gu Yue clenched her teeth as she turned and ran away. Everybody hastily chased after her in the exit direction. Elder Cai descended from the sky. Her expression was changing between worried and confused which left her heart at a loss. ‘Was I wrong?
Allowing these children to face it all by themselves, was I wrong?’ A figure skittered past her side. It was Wu Zhangkong.
Elder Cai turned her head and looked toward him. Wu Zhangkong’s gaze now was colder than usual. “Elder Cai, I don’t care what sort of place this is, nor do I care whether I’m a delegation team member or not. If Tang Wulin dies, I’ll certainly kill Long Yue.” He turned around and left upon saying that. His figure shot out at a speed that was unusually swift.
A match that was supposed to be fantastic beyond compare had turned into an unforeseen disaster during the grand finale. It was beyond anyone’s
However, now that the situation had played out this way, everyone had only one question in their minds. Was Tang Wulin still alive?
Long Yue had calmed down gradually on the competition stage under En Ci’s supervision. He was well aware of what happened earlier. His
expression was gloomy as he walked down the stage.
The audience had mixed emotions. They were obviously on the winning side, yet not many were feeling jubilant.
“Teacher, is it true that Long Yue’s emotion is uncontrollable once he uses his martial soul at full force?” Dai Tianling asked En Ci.
En Ci naturally understood Dai Tianling’s motive. He sighed. “I have been trying hard to help him control his emotions all along. However, it is very difficult to solve the problem caused by the Mountain Dragon King
Bloodline. We can only proceed with caution at the moment. I’ll personally supervise him. If he’s incapable of controlling his emotions, I won’t allow him to leave the academy.”
“Oh, what a waste.” Dai Tianling shook his head.
Chapter 685 - Dead or Alive?
Chapter 685: Dead or Alive?
Based on Dai Tianling's knowledge of En Ci, he could tell that En Ci could actually intervene at the final moment because En Ci understood Long Yue absolutely well. However, he did not blame En Ci. After all, it was for the empire's benefit.
In a quiet room, Mu Ye's palm was fluttering about as he continuously tapped Tang Wulin's body gently. His expression was awful.
He had examined Tang Wulin's body earlier on the competition stage, and would never have left the place in a hurry if not because Tang Wulin was still alive.
However, he was holding on to a glimmer of hope as he took Tang Wulin with him.
Tang Wulin's injuries were severe. Let alone the initial attacks, Long Yue's strength was so powerful that even his last trample was enough to flatten a hill, what more on a body of flesh and blood.
Tang Wulin's internal organs were seriously injured as well. Mu Ye was not particularly skilled in providing treatment but he was a Title Douluo powerhouse after all. If a shred of Tang Wulin's vitality could be maintained, then he could at least ensure that Tang Wulin could make it past the critical stage before he figured a way to heal him. It would have been better if they were on Douluo Continent. The Holy
Douluo from Shrek Academy was the best in the healing profession. Tang Wulin's chances of survival would increase many times over under her care and treatment.
His palms guided those pieces of fractured bones together cautiously so that the bones were at least returned to its original state and were reconnected.
Many of Tang Wulin's bones had punctured his internal organs, and the meridians in his body were in complete chaos. His injuries were definitely
severe, not to mention he had a severe loss of blood. The fact that he did not die on the spot had proven that his vitality was truly resilient.
Mu Ye felt like his heart was suppressed by a volcano as he thought about how it was not an easy task for him to come by such a disciple yet he had ended up in this situation. If Tang Wulin were to die during the treatment,
he would certainly take vengeance on Star Luo Empire specifically Monster Academy.
"Huh? " Suddenly, Mu Ye discovered a peculiar situation.
Mu Ye had healed most of Tang Wulin's fractured bones, but he dared not touch some of the bones which had pierced his internal organs. This was because the injuries that involved Tang Wulin's internal organs, if mishandled, could result in the failure of his vital organs.
To his surprise, he discovered that the bones which pierced into Tang Wulin's organs did not seem to be as deeply embedded as they were initially. In short, it seemed like his internal organs had somehow squeezed out the embedded bones.
Mu Ye really felt odd. It was as if Tang Wulin's internal organs were made of silicon and exceptionally elastic. Despite the condition of his internal organs which was not appealing, they were not too severely damaged.
'How could this happen?' Mu Ye himself could only cultivate his internal organs to be as tough as his body. Even then, it was only after he had achieved seven soul rings in
cultivation base. What was Tang Wulin's cultivation base now? How did he achieve this?
As Body Sect's sect master, Mu Ye understood the human body's structure and its bodily functions more than anyone in Star Luo Continent and
Douluo Continent to this day.
Hence, he immediately stopped the attempt to pull out the bones that were pierced into Tang Wulin's internal organs upon discovering the peculiar
changes in his body. He released gentle soul power with his palms and opened up his spiritual power to mindfully feel every minute change to Tang Wulin's body.
After every tiny fragment of bone was painstakingly squeezed out by his internal organs, Mu Ye consequently used his soul power to guide and
attach the bone fragment back to its original position.
This was a long tedious process, but Mu Ye was ardent in healing Tang Wulin. Even his eyes were glowing with iridescent radiance.
Nothing was more alluring than the human body's mystery for Body Sect. Such a situation which was happening to Tang Wulin's body would never occur in an ordinary person. This was precisely the attraction for Mu Ye.
After an unknown amount of time, Tang Wulin's bones were finally restored to their original state. Tang Wulin's internal organs were also rehabilitated to their initial condition under Mu Ye's guidance.
Tang Wulin was still barely breathing, but at least his body structure and bodily functions had been brought back to normal.
Mu Yue squinted. He pondered for a moment before walking to the bathroom located in his room and filled the bathtub with hot water.
Next, he removed bottles of liquid from his storage soul tool but hesitated for a while before he poured some of the liquid according to a certain prescription into the bathtub.
Instantaneously, the water in the bathtub began to change its color turning into a unique indigo liquid.
Tang Wulin's body was slowly lowered into the bathtub with the aid of the soul power. A faint smile appeared on his face.
"Young fellow, it seems that you won't die this time. I didn't expect your body to be hiding such a capability. Anyway, I'd like to see how you'll be recovering."
Mu Ye pulled over a chair and sat next to the bathtub. His spiritual power continued to pay close attention to Tang Wulin's bodily functions.
"Not found?" Gu Yue stood in her room with a sullen expression. Inside the room, its ambiance had a faintly domineering aura.
"I'm sorry, my lord. That person left too soon. We weren't nearby at the time, so…"
"Continue your search until you find him. If I've full use of my power, I won't need you incompetent fools anymore." Gu Yue's aura was growing more ghastly with time.
Tang Wulin was taken away by Mu Ye for a whole day without any news whatsoever.
The Shrek squad and Star Luo Empire's government officials were involved in searching for them. However, there had been absolutely no news of them.
The Douluo Continent's federation diplomatic corps proposed a formal protest of the grand finale match. Wu Zhangkong and Elder Cai were also
engaged in the search for Tang Wulin. Unfortunately, there was still no clue as to his whereabouts till now. "He's still alive!" Gu Yue's hands clenched into fists slowly. A layer of faint silver scales gradually emerged on her skin.
"If he's dead, I'll certainly feel it. He won't die, he's still alive for sure. Wulin, where are you?" The tyrannical aura on Gu Yue's body gradually vanished. Her eyes were all red and misty with tears.
The Continental Young High-Ranking Soul Masters Elite Competition's individual match had ended. The champion was Long Yue while the runner- up was Tang Wulin. As for the subsequent ranks, were they still important?
Due to Tang Wulin's severe injuries and disappearance, Shrek Academy's group of students refused to participate in the two-on-two grand finale match. Every one of them backed out from the match. There was only one thing they would do now, and it was to pray, to say a prayer for their
"Old Tang." Tang Wulin looked at Old Tang standing before him in astonishment.
He seemed to be acting like his usual self today as he had always exuded a gentle aura everytime Tang Wulin saw him. However, it was apparent that his aura today was unstable.
"You must first protect yourself well when you're fighting against a powerful enemy. Moreover, it wasn't a life and death battle but only a match. Why did you've to risk your life? Do you know that you were on a fine line between life and death? If it wasn't for the Golden Dragon King's bloodline power that protected you, you would've been dead."
Although Old Tang's deep voice sounded solemn, it carried an oppressive feeling.
"Truthfully, the match is too important for me. I must devote all my effort to fight. It's for the honor of Shrek! I'll sacrifice everything to defend it," Tang Wulin spoke with determination. His memory halted at the moment when he was trampled by Long Yue who bore down on him with the weight of Mount Tai. Following that, he did not know what happened. He was with Old Tang when he woke up.
"Honor of Shrek?" something changed in Old Tang's voice.
Tang Wulin nodded strenuously. "Yes! Ever since father and mother left, I've been attending the academy where I've devoted all my effort. I truly love the academy. It's my home and I've my friends there. We represent the academy even when we're on Star Luo Continent. As the team's captain, how can I cower when I face a powerful opponent? Yet, I still lost…"
Chapter 686 - Eight Extraordinary Meridians
Chapter 686: Eight Extraordinary Meridians
In his heart, Tang Wulin was feeling a little uncertain.
Old Tang asked with a deep voice, “If I were to give you another chance, would you still choose to do it again?”
Tang Wulin shook his head. “No, I’d certainly do it better next time. I’ve already got a feel for some of Long Yue’s skills. When he was focusing all his efforts to launch his abilities, it seemed like he had trouble controlling
his emotions. That’s an opportunity that I can take advantage of. Although I may not triumph over him, at least I won’t lose so badly.”
Old Tang’s voice was heard again but this time, it was gentler, “Seems to me like your courage mounts as the battle progresses.”
“Heh-heh.” Tang Wulin chuckled. “Haven’t I been like that all this time? Since you say I’m still alive, when can I return?”
Old Tang spoke, “Of course you’re still alive! You can return when your body has healed sufficiently. Moreover, as long as I’m alive, you can’t die as well.”
“Oh?” Tang Wulin was confused by Old Tang’s statement. However, he immediately recalled Old Tang’s assistance in the past when he encountered immense danger while he was breaking the Golden Dragon King Seal.
“Old Tang, how is that you actually exist within my body? You seem to have a thorough understanding of everything. It’s as though… you’re omniscient,” Tang Wulin asked curiously.
Old Tang spoke flatly, “I’m but a wisp of spiritual consciousness. You’ll naturally understand when it’s time to understand. When you’re powerful enough to protect yourself, all traces of my spirit will vanish.”
“How about your real body? Who are you, actually?” Tang Wulin inquired intently.
Old Tang was quiet. “I’ll tell you when I’m about to leave.”
Tang Wulin was baffled for a moment. “So why can’t you tell me now?”
Old Tang smiled. “Silly little child. Everyone has his own life. If I were to tell you what’s going to happen in your life including your encounters and everything that happened around you, wouldn’t I be giving you spoilers of your future? In that case, is there anything else that is exciting in your life anymore? You’re actually already doing well now. You have a positive
attitude and with that comes your hardworking nature. I’m satisfied with your performance. I only hope to see you grow up healthily and happily. Then, bring these memories to a place far away.”
Tang Wulin spoke in astonishment, “What do you mean to a place far away?”
Old Tang was quiet. His emotion suddenly became slightly depressed. Tang Wulin could even sense the sorrow in his aura.
“Old Tang, what’s wrong? Don’t be sad. I won’t ask anymore,” Tang Wulin hastily added.
Old Tang shook his head gently. “I’m fine. Alright, since you’re going to be here for a while, don’t waste the opportunity any longer. Your foundation is already built rather impressive now. I’m going to teach you something.
There’s one skill from the Tang Sect Technique which you’ve learned that can be adjusted. I’m going to help you to adjust it a little. We’ll begin with the Mysterious Heaven Method first.”
Tang Wulin’s Mysterious Heaven Method was learned from the precious recordings in addition to Wu Zhangkong’s guidance. He could not help feeling surprised upon learning that Old Tang wished to guide him on the Mysterious Heaven Method. ‘Is Old Tang skilled in the Mysterious Heaven Method as well?’
Tang Wulin suddenly sensed some changes in his body. He lowered his head subconsciously to take a look only to find veins of his meridians
emerging on his body. Every single one of his meridian veins were glowing and appeared unusually obvious.
Old Tang allowed him to sit down cross-legged before speaking with a deep voice, “Your overall cultivation is correct but there’s more to the
Mysterious Heaven Method’s excellent uses than what you’ve
comprehended. You can begin trying out some things after your foundation is firm. You can draw support from its blood essence power the next time you have achieved your breakthrough to the Golden Dragon King Seal, and start attempt to open up your Eight Extraordinary Meridians. It’s extremely dangerous to open up your Eight Extraordinary Meridians, that’s why it’s not recorded in Tang Sect’s Mysterious Heaven Method precious recordings. With your firm and tensile meridians in addition to your body’s excellent foundation, you can start attempting it now. Next, remember the details of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians. Don’t miss anything out or make mistakes on that part.”
‘Eight Extraordinary Meridians?’
Tang Wulin’s spirit was refreshed when brand new knowledge was revealed to him. He began listening to old Tang’s explanation in all apparent
“This brat has already used up my third tub of liquid medicine. He’s
actually capable of absorbing it at such a speed. Is his body a bottomless pit?” Mu Ye put his hands on his hips as he stood in the bathroom, truly feeling a slight gloom.
Tang Wulin had already been soaking in the liquid medicine in the bathtub for five days and five nights. Tang Wulin’s body was like a gigantic sponge that continuously absorbed the energy within the liquid medicine. A tub of murky liquid medicine would gradually turn clear after soaking him for more than a day’s time. Tang Wulin’s aura had also turned from its initial weakness, gradually becoming denser and heavier. Although it was
apparent that his life was no longer in danger any longer, he had yet to wake up. His entire person still remained in a deep sleep.
In order to ensure that Tang Wulin was not in danger, Mu Ye changed the liquid medicine for another two times. The liquid medicine was extremely precious, and it took him great effort to acquire these. However, he could only grit his teeth and continued what he was doing to save Tang Wulin.
The blood essence in Tang Wulin’s body was gradually growing exuberant. His bones and meridians were healing at an extremely fast speed. Mu Ye had already realized that his bones were healed when he examined Tang Wulin’s body after the first time he used the liquid medicine. It was
What kind of self-healing was this! His body was deformed after he was
stamped by Long Yue at the time yet surprisingly, he was capable of healing so quickly! Aside from still being unable to regain consciousness, his vital
signs were already no different from when it was under normal
circumstances. It was only that he could not tell how long it would be before the young lad would completely regain consciousness. Before that happened, he was still not completely out of danger.
However, it was a fortune within a misfortune that his brain remained unharmed during that fateful day.
Today was the Continental Young High-Ranking Soul Masters Elite
Competition’s dual match grand finale. It was not out of the expectation that the final champion was from Long Yue and Dai Yun’er’s team.
Long Yue’s powerful performance during the individual match terrified his opponents who were lined up to fight him. Shrek Academy’s team chose to give up the match so it was almost an easy advance for him during the final stage of the competition. He received the laurel crown in the end. The runner-up was Dai Yueyan and Su Mu’s team. Monster Academy took the top two spots for the match. If it was not due to Hua Lantang and Ye Zhi who were eliminated by Tang Wulin and Gu Yue during the elimination round, the first three places would belong to Monster Academy.
In the Grand Star Luo Hotel, during dinner.
“Let’s participate in the group match’s finale!” Gu Yue placed her eating utensils down and spoke with a deep voice.
Everyone’s gaze was focused on her instantly.
Gu Yue continued in a deep voice, “Wulin isn’t here. I’ll be the captain. If he’s still with us, he’ll definitely never give the upcoming matches up. We shall seek back what we’ve lost earlier and use our victories from the matches to welcome his return. Are all of you willing to do it with me?”
Ever since Tang Wulin was brought away by Mu Ye, the atmosphere during meal times became especially depressing because they were missing that
captain who could eat more than everybody else alone.
Even Xu Lizhi was eating lesser than usual. Tang Wulin had never returned since the incident, and they did not even know if the captain was still alive. The Star Luo Empire’s government had called in many forces for the search and yet, Tang Wulin’s whereabouts continued to evade their watchful eyes all along.
Elder Cai and Wu Zhangkong had been working together in the search with the Star Luo Empire government. They had even called in the Tang Sect’s forces in Star Luo City. However, it was as if Tang Wulin had vanished into thin air without leaving any traces behind.
They could not but feel like their hearts were wavering. ‘Was the captain already…’ There was only Gu Yue that firmly believed Tang Wulin was still alive all along, that he was still alive for sure.
“Yes!” Ye Xinglan replied. “I’ll join in to avenge the captain.” Xie Xie’s eyes were slightly reddened. His tightly fisted hands pressed onto the table.
Yuanen Yehui spoke indifferently, “I’ll join.”
Xu Lizhi spoke, “I’ll be making meat buns for all of you.”
Yue Zhengyu and Xu Xiaoyan gazed into the eyes of one another before nodding firmly at the same time.
It was as if there were seven flames burning around the round table. Everyone’s aura was becoming more exuberant in an obvious manner.
For Shrek’s honor… For Tang Wulin… They were going to participate in the group match.
They would wait for their captain’s return as they participated in the competition.
“No, all of you aren’t allowed to participate,” an icy cold voice echoed from nearby at this moment. It was Wu Zhangkong.
He walked in great strides and stood next to the table. “Wulin’s
whereabouts is already unknown. I can’t allow all of you to risk your lives again. Don’t participate in the matches afterward. I’ve already discussed this matter with Elder Cai. I’ll be bringing all of you to tour the Star Luo Continent for a period of time before our return to the Douluo Continent.”
Gu Yue raised her head and looked at him. She spoke coldly, “Teacher Wu, since the academy didn’t interfere and intervene with us since the earlier matches, I hope that the academy will act as such and not intervene with us in the following matches as well.”
Wu Zhangkong frowned. “I’m very sorry about the incident that happened during the individual match. However, I can’t allow all of you to risk your lives again.”
Chapter 687 - Participating In the Group Match
Chapter 687: Participating In the Group Match
Gu Yue spoke coldly, “Whatever Tang Wulin can do, we can do as well. Not only for the academy, but for him.”
Wu Zhangkong spoke with a deep voice, “This is the academy’s order.”
“A field commander must decide even against the king’s orders. Moreover, we have already participated in the earlier rounds and entered the final stage without any problems.” Gu Yue refused to give in at all.
Wu Zhangkong was about to respond when Gu Yue suddenly stood up. She turned around and walked toward the outside.
Wu Zhangkong suddenly sensed a gush of exuberant spiritual energy bursting out from Gu Yue’s body just as she stood up. Even with a
cultivation base like his, Wu Zhangkong’s upper body could not help swaying.
As Gu Yue walked out in great strides, Wu Zhangkong looked at her in astonishment. Could her spiritual power be that formidable?
“Teacher Wu, we wish to participate in the match.” Yuanen Yehui also stood up and spoke in a calm yet determined tone.
The rest of them rose one after another and followed behind Gu Yue as they left.
The academy did not provide any guidance to them during the individual competition. How could they not feel aggrieved in their hearts when Tang Wulin was severely injured and then disappeared in the end? They wished to vent the frustration they felt over the past few days with a fight. They wanted to use their own action to wait for the captain’s return.
Shrek Academy’s seven students announced that they would participate in the follow-up final stage of the group match.
When the news broke out, it caused a great uproar in Star Luo City.
After the individual match’s profoundly disturbing scene, the two-on-two category became much less interesting without the participation of Shrek Academy’s students.
The common people had also gradually calmed down after Long Yue’s victory. On the contrary, they were anticipating the arrival of this exciting match.
Shrek Academy did not disappoint them when they announced that the
students were participating in the following group match. The group match would be an all-rounded confrontation for all of them. Of course, Monster Academy had a very high chance of winning, but winning the group match would only reveal that Monster Academy was even more powerful than Shrek Academy.
After the group category entered its final stage, the system would be
slightly changed. It was no longer the standard seven-on-seven battle, but it included a few rounds of matches in order to reveal the group’s power in an all-rounded manner.
There would be three matches of one-on-one, one match of two-on-two in addition to one match of seven-on-seven.
Every contesting group member was allowed to join repeatedly in each different type of match. In other words, a contestant that had participated in the one-on-one match would still be allowed to join the two-on-two match and group match again.
Every one-on-one match scored one point, two points for the two-on-two match and four points for the seven-on-seven match. When all the matches were completed, whichever group had accumulated the most points would successfully proceed to the next round.
There were only sixteen groups that managed to enter the final stage of the group category. Thus, the first round of battles would determine the final
eight. A group would need to win four rounds in a row to become the champions.
Among the general public in the Star Luo Empire, there was no doubt that the final victory would still go to Monster Academy. Nevermind the rest of their team, Long Yue alone was the champion of one-on-one and two-on- two matches. He was capable of taking three points in the earlier matches by himself, in addition to entering the group match. With him as the
Monster Academy’s backbone, it was almost impossible for them to be defeated.
In fact, he would only need to choose to participate in either one one-on- one match or two-on-two match, in order to guarantee the group’s eventual victory.
Seven out of the Eight Heavenly Kings were one-word battle armor masters. Having such overall power ensured that it was impossible for them to fail in the competition.
The group match was different from the individual match. A single mistake in the individual match could cause one’s total failure. However, the margin for error in the group match was comparatively higher with the group members’ cooperation.
Thus, no one felt that Shrek Academy had the possibility to turn the tables in this group match. However, some of the slightly more sensible among the Star Luo Empire’s common people still expressed appreciation for Shrek
Academy’s decision to continue participating in the contest. After all, this would allow them to witness even more exciting matches. Despite knowing that the odds were against them, these youths, who were only fifteen years old, were courageous enough to bear the pressure of almost every common people in the Star Luo Empire and compete in the tournament. The organizer had already made some arrangements during the round-robin tournament. Thus, as the competition entered its final stage, Monster
Academy and Shrek Academy would only face each other at the finale, provided that both sides continued being victorious.
In the Star Luo Coliseum…
“Dear audiences and friends, hello and welcome. I’m Fang’er and it is my pleasure to continue my commentary for this year’s Continental Young
High-Ranking Soul Masters Elite Competition for everyone. I believe that everyone is already aware of Shrek Academy’s representative team’s decision to continue participating in the final stage of the group category. Later on, they’ll be appearing in the first round of the final stage.”
“Ever since the individual category, where Shrek Academy’s representative team’s captain Tang Wulin was severely injured and disappeared, the team faded out of our sight for a week. I wonder about their return this time.
What sort of excitement will they bring us in the group category? At the same time, I hope that the contestant Tang Wulin can get well soon.”
Fang’er still had a very good impression of Tang Wulin. He was just a fifteen-year-old youth, yet his performance in such a competition was impressive. It was already a rather difficult task for him to fight his way into the finale match. Moreover, the opponent was still Long Yue. Tang Wulin was even at an advantage with his strength during the fight with Long Yue. This showed that his performance was admirable.
When Long Yue lost control of his emotions in the end and almost directly killed Tang Wulin, this made Fang’er feel very regretful in her heart. As a commentator who was passionate about martial souls, she very much
wished to see what Tang Wulin would become when he had grown up in the future very much. She wanted to see how powerful that miraculous bloodline power of his could end up.
Of course, it was impossible for her to express this idea of hers. After all, she was representing her own country. She had already gone to the waiting area to take a look earlier. Tang Wulin was not there. Right! It was difficult to tell if Tang Wulin could even live with such severe injuries, how could he possibly continue to compete
Shrek Academy’s representative team today was an army burning with righteous indignation. How were they going to display their fighting
capabilities in the match?
On the audience platform, Dai Tianling personally attended to watch today’s match. He would never have come if Shrek Academy had not continued to participate in the competition. He wished to see the
performance of Shrek Academy’s representative team in the group category.
There was a total of eight matches to be carried out. It was the day with the most group matches. Shrek Academy’s representative team was arranged to appear in the second match, while Monster Academy was appearing in the seventh match so they would not show up in the morning. It was their turn to compete only in the afternoon.
Sitting in the waiting area, Gu Yue was staring at the empty seat by her side.
The seat belonged to Tang Wulin. It was still there, but its owner’s whereabouts were unknown.
‘Wulin, let us use our victories to welcome your return.’
Just as Fang’er had predicted, Shrek Academy’s representative team now was an army burning with righteous indignation. The reason for their participation was not only for Shrek Academy but even more for their missing captain.
They were representing Shrek’s moral integrity. They wished to show all of the Star Luo Empire’s people that they were never fearful!
In the waiting area, the rest of the teams waiting to participate in the
competition would occasionally look toward the Shrek squadron’s side. They sensed that the seven from Shrek Academy were akin to volcanoes that could erupt at any moment. They sat there, but they did not speak or move. Their eyes stayed closed like statues.
The first round of matches ended after forty minutes. The accumulated points came to six against three, and one of the groups advanced to the next stage.
“The following match would pit Shrek Academy’s representative team
against Sky Academy’s. Will the contestants from both teams of the first round of one-on-one matches please enter the competition arena.”
It was apparent that Shrek Academy had already made their choice earlier. Ye Xinglan, who was sitting in the middle seat, opened her eyes, stood up and walked in great strides toward the competition stage. Everybody else opened their eyes as well.
Chapter 688 - One-Word Battle Armor Master
Chapter 688: One-Word Battle Armor Master
Ye Xinglan was like a long, sharp blade. Among the members of Shrek
Academy’s team, she had not left a deep impression in the minds of the Star Luo Empire’s common people, because she had not participated in the final stage of the individual category. She, Gu Yue, Xu Lizhi and Xu Xiaoyan received less attention compared to everybody else.
A tall youth with a large physique walked out from Sky Academy’s side.
“Shrek Academy is sending out the contestant Ye Xinglan. She reached the final sixty-four in the individual category earlier, but she backed out from the final rounds for some undisclosed reason. Sky Academy is sending out their captain Xu Xuhang. The contestant Xu Xuhang gave an outstanding performance in this year’s competition. With his impressive abilities, he managed to reach the final sixteen in the individual category. We’re
anticipating an exciting match.”
Xu Xuhang had been observing Shrek Academy’s team the whole time,
even before the group category matches began. However, the opponent he faced now was not the target of his attention.
He had actually paid more attention to Yuanen Yehui and Yue Zhengyu.
There was no doubt that they were the stronger fighters in the individual
category. Even though Yue Zhengyu had not reached the finals, he had been defeated by Long Yue himself. His Holy Angel martial soul left quite a profound impression on the others. Yuanen Yehui, in turn, had even
advanced to the final eight but was later eliminated after she withdrew from her fight against Tang Wulin.
In everyone’s eyes, Yuanen Yehui was the strongest contestant from Shrek Academy’s representative team, besides Tang Wulin. Thus, Xu Xuhang first heaved a sigh of relief when he realized that his opponent was not Yuanen Yehui, then he felt a little astonished.
Could it be that Shrek Academy’s side did not fully understand the group category? Were they unaware that the first round was very important? If they could achieve victory in the first match then it would do a lot to
motivate their companions, which was a great advantage in the later rounds.
He did not care anymore. He would need to win this match whatever the case. He did not expect that the troop he led from Sky Academy would triumph over Shrek Academy’s team, but it would be highly beneficial for
his future development if he could achieve even just one victory. At least he could brag about how he defeated Shrek Academy’s side.
The group category’s rules were not that different from that of the individual competition. The judge did not speak much before he announced the start of the match.
Ye Xinglan took small steps as she swiftly dashed toward Xu Xuhang. Xu Xuhang too released his martial soul immediately, along with his battle
armor as well.
Naturally, his power had to be impressive for him to have advanced to the final sixteen of the individual category. He was a rank-52 Soul King and a one-word battle armor master. He was the greatest genius Sky Academy had produced in centuries. Within the academy, he was peerless.
Pieces of silvery-white battle armor flew out and quickly attached to his body. Xu Xuhang was very smart. After he found out that they were fighting against Shrek Academy’s team today, he had his companions watch almost all the match recordings related to Shrek Academy. Thus, they had a well researched and detailed study on their opponents.
He discovered that Shrek Academy’s team members were very skilled in seizing opportunities. Despite not having a single one-word battle armor
master on their team, they somehow managed to defeat numerous one-word battle armor masters that they had come up against. Hence, he took the initiative to release his one-word battle armor at the beginning of the match without even the slightest hesitation. His various abilities would be greatly enhanced by the one-word battle armor’s augmentation.
The silvery-white battle armor could not be described as pleasing to the eye, but Xu Xuhang’s aura was elevated vastly after it encased his entire body. A silvery-white war hammer appeared in his right hand. This was his martial
soul, the Soul Devouring Hammer.
The Soul Devouring Hammer was a tool soul. He was an assault-type battle Soul King.
The most distinguishing feature of his martial soul was that it was capable of devouring soul power. It was capable of sustaining powerful attacks
while simultaneously draining the opponent’s strength.
This meant he was actually the most skilled in his group. The amplification and dampening effect of the Soul Devouring Hammer was usually very
effective in a combat team.
Most of the opponents were not used to this method, and he could take advantage of that.
While he was releasing his battle armor and martial soul, two yellow and three purple soul rings arose. He did not attack initially but instead, chose to wait for his opponent to exhaust herself. He had rich tactical experience as well as he waited for Ye Xinglan to enter his range, upon which he would instantly launch his Soul Devouring Hammer’s soul skill. The Soul
Devouring Hammer was even more powerful with the battle armor’s
amplification. He believed that he could easily defeat the opponent with just the Soul Devouring Hammer’s ability to devour soul power.
However, was it going to play out like that?
Ye Xinglan’s gaze was burning as she stared at him. Four purple soul rings arose from underneath her feet as the Stargod Sword appeared.
When the two fighters were about fifty meters apart, the first soul ring on her body suddenly began to glow. A speckle of starlight suddenly glowed. Xu Xuhang could only see as the speckle of starlight suddenly enlarged in his pupils from afar. The distance between both opponents almost instantly vanished.
When seen from the audience’s perspective, Ye Xinglan approached Xu Xuhang until she was about fifty meters away when she suddenly
transformed into a phantom sword that vanished in a flash immediately and appeared before Xu Xuhang in the next moment.
Xu Xuhang was not in a rush or a panic. He raised the Soul Devouring
Hammer in his right hand as his first soul ring glowed. A yellow soul ring was released from the Soul Devouring Hammer.
It was the Soul Devouring Soul Ring! Anything that was enshrouded by this soul ring would have its soul power continuously drained by the Soul
Devouring Hammer. The speed of devouring and absorption would be directly related to the disparity between both parties’ power.
With the amplification of the battle armor, Xu Xuhang had the speed he required. The Soul Devouring Hammer blocked the Stargod Sword’s frontal attack at just the right time.
However, it was during the split second when he blocked Ye Xinglan’s Stargod Sword that he suddenly saw speckles of starlight burst out from Ye Xinglan.
The starlight first appeared on her chest, then it shimmered around her
entire body. The glittering sparkles gathered together and formed a giant, star-shaped sword on her back and emitted an aura that was incomparably sharp in that split second.
A layer of golden battle armor covered Ye Xinglan’s body instantly. In the blink of an eye, the consciousness of the Stargod Sword in her hand had
almost reached its peak. “Boom!” Xu Xuhang had exhausted the Soul Devouring Hammer’s power in his hand, yet it was as if the sword’s consciousness had covered his entire body. He was blasted away by the impact immediately.
“Battle armor! A complete set of one-word battle armor!” Fang’er
commentated in a high-pitched voice. There was no doubt that the tone of her voice was not raised due to Xu Xuhang’s one-word battle armor but Ye Xinglan’s!
All this while, Ye Xinglan, who had only been missing the core component, had finally completed a full set of battle armor. It was done in the previous week, after Tang Wulin’s disappearance, and through a great deal of pressure. At long last, she succeeded under the constant provocation of her incomparable thirst for power.
It was never troublesome to put on one-word battle armor made of spirit alloy. At present, Ye Xinglan’s entire body was covered in faint golden battle armor. Most of her armor had a fish scale pattern. It was not
especially complicated, but it exuded a sharp sensation. A sword-shaped ornament was positioned in the center of her golden headband. There were no ornate patterns on her body’s battle armor, just faint speckles of starlight. The armor’s color was quite similar to Tang Wulin’s because all of it had been forged using the same Star Silver. The core cuirass on her chest was in the shape of a reversed sword bolted with thirteen pieces of sword-shaped metal. The core circuit was placed right on top of these thirteen metal pieces.
Every part of this battle armor, down to the smallest piece of metal, was filled with an incomparable sharpness. The aura that burst out from it even made the arena’s soul barrier tremble.
The Soul Devouring Hammer was extraordinary, but there were limits to its instant devouring ability. He would certainly be incapable of resisting the Stargod Sword’s blow even with his one-word battle armor’s support. Both were similarly one-word battle armor masters, yet one-word battle
armor forged from spirit alloy was already equipped with some features of two-word battle armor, which evened up the disparity between two parties’ soul power, tactical experience, and ability, as well as the strength of their martial souls. How could Xu Xuhang possibly compare to Ye Xinglan?
Strands of cutting energy bloomed like flowers. The magnificent starlight was akin to water droplets on the blossoms that enshrouded Xu Xuhang’s body instantly.
Streams of piercing radiance rippled and spread out from Xu Xuhang’s body. He was bombarded by the razor-sharp light to such an extent that he had no chance to recover or launch a soul skill.
Those streams of sword energy continuously tore at his battle armor.
Despite his battle armor’s defense, which caused his soul power to drop immensely, the sharp aura still suffocated him.
Chapter 689 - Complete Dominance
Chapter 689: Complete Dominance
At the very next moment, starlight shimmered as Ye Xinglan suddenly vanished into thin air. An additional dazzling star was seen in the sky, its
starlight illuminating not only the competition stage but the entire Star Luo Coliseum.
The intense life-or-death crisis compelled Xu Xuhang into shouting aloud without the slightest hesitation, “I accept my defeat!”
Then, starlight shone down from the sky and its brightness gradually dimmed. It was then that Ye Xinglan appeared out of thin air, standing in mid-air three meters off the ground. She gently tossed the Stargod Sword in her hand as it rippled with starlight. Her ghastly cold stare only swept past Xu Xuhang once before she took a step forward and landed on the ground.
At present, one could see through the soul screen’s zoom that there were already countless scratches crisscrossing Xu Xuhang’s battle armor.
Although his battle armor was not completely damaged due to his powerful defense, it would still cost him quite some time to restore it to its previous condition.
As Xu Xuhang struggled to stand up from the ground, his eyes were filled with fear. How could the disparity between the both of them be that great when they were both similar one-word battle armor masters?! It was
obvious that his cultivation base was higher than hers! Yet, he somehow felt like he would not even stand a chance if he were to go against Ye Xinglan.
The audiences were all stirred up. This was the first time they had ever witnessed the appearance of a one-word battle armor master in Shrek
Academy squad, what more one that appeared along with such an intense battle! Fang’er had already introduced Xu Xuhang as Sky Academy’s captain but to everyone’s surprise, it was also this exact captain who did not even stand a chance when he took Ye Xinglan on in combat. The match had only lasted for about a dozen seconds before it decisively ended. More than anything
else, the audience only saw starlight covering the entire battleground.
Fang’er took a deep breath before making a concluding commentary for the match, “This is an utter victory where one dominated the other. I didn’t
expect that the most powerful person from Shrek Academy wouldn’t be the captain, Tang Wulin but instead, it’s the contestant Ye Xinglan! She was
also equipped with her one-word battle armor that made her so suffocatingly powerful in combat.
She spoke the words from the bottom of her heart as she had never expected that Ye Xinglan would actually be so unbelievably powerful to such an
As Ye Xinglan floated away from the stage and scored the first point for her group, the second person from Shrek Academy’s bench simultaneously
stood up. It was Yue Zhengyu.
His expression appeared slightly somber as he strode forward to the
competition stage. On the other hand, Sky Academy’s team sank into a momentary pause.
They had lost. Their captain had lost so easily and he was the strongest person from Sky Academy, the captain Xu Xuhang! They had a total of two one-word battle armor masters but the next battle armor master was not as powerful as Xu Xuhang. What would they do for the second match?
Yue Zhengyu spread the wings behind his back and lifted himself up into the air before he landed on the stage. As one of the few assault-type soul masters from the Shrek squadron, this was still his first time on the
competition stage after he was severely injured in his defeat against Long Yue.
However, many people still remembered the match between him and Long Yue. He was the first person compelled Long Yue into using his martial soul. Although Yue Zhegyu lost the match, he was still one who was
capable of withstanding Long Yue’s for such a long period of time. This fact alone was already a testament to his true power.
The members stood gazing at one another for a moment while before Sky Academy finally sent out a representative.
It was a young maiden that was not a one-word battle armor master.
However, she was definitely the prettiest member from Sky Academy. Their goal was simple — since they had already planned to give up on this
competition, they would reserve the other one-word battle armor master for the third individual match. They still had a gleam of hope as long as they
could win the third match to fight in the group match finals. Naturally, despite having this plan, their ray of hope still seemed rather glum. They had actually known about their impending loss in today’s match when they saw Ye Xinglan’s one-word battle armor.
The female soul master got onto the stage and cracked into a smile with great effort as she stood face to face with the handsome Yue Zhengyu.
Yue Zhengyu still had a tender heart for pretty girls. He launched his Saint Sword and allowed the female soul master to remain standing for a total of one minute.
Two – Nil!
Yuanen Yehui was the third contestant. In all honesty, the Sky Academy students had already lost all hope when they saw her standing up to walk
onto the competition stage. She was someone who managed to defeat a one- word battle armor master. Meanwhile, Sky Academy’s other one-word battle armor master was actually much more inferior to Xu Xuhang. The result was clear as day.
In the two-against-two match, Xie Xie and Xu Xiaoyan ascended the stage. Although they were definitely not the strongest ones amongst Shrek
Academy’s teams of duos, they were similarly capable of taking on all the suspense in the competition with their high speed and assault-based skills. In reality, all the following matches for Sky Academy were just for show, especially after they had lost all three individual matches.
The group match was not carried out in the end due to the results being five to nothing. Shrek Academy’s group successfully entered the final eight with absolute dominance.
After the competition ended, the group of students from Shrek did not have the slightest intention to stay at all. They stood up in succession and returned to the hotel.
If Shrek Academy’s overall power could not be seen during the individual matches, then today’s group match for Shrek Academy’s group definitely revealed what power they had in store for the rest.
They had almost managed to achieve victory with utter, unwavering dominance in almost every match with Sky Academy’s group that had similarly entered the final sixteen with them. It was as if Tang Wulin’s absence had not influenced their match at all.
They had proven themselves as a Shrek Academy team!
The news about Shrek’s team competing once again, revealing their impressive powers in the process immediately spread through the entire Star Luo Empire. Soon, it became a major issue that was discussed around every street corner and alley, especially those in Star Luo City.
“The Shrek Academy is participating in the group match. Moreover, their performance was rather powerful! That Ye Xinglan’s one-word battle armor is very powerful indeed,” Dai Yueyan told Long Yue.
Long Yue’s expression was very indifferent. “So what?”
Dai Yueyan cracked into a faint smile. “So what!” Shrek Academy’s position remains the same. They would not stand a chance in the group match as long as Long Yue was here. “Brother Long, are you alright?” Dai Yueyan asked softly. Long Yue’s
emotion had seemed slightly stirred ever since his battle with Tang Wulin that day. It seemed as if his entire person had become much quieter than before.
Long Yue shook his head, “I’m fine… Alright, you should get some rest as well to prepare for tomorrow afternoon’s match.”
“Sure.” Dai Yueyan had never been arrogant in front of Long Yue despite being the fourth prince.
Long Yue could not help frowning after Dai Yueyan left. He was not
concerned about the competition. Naturally, he had never doubted his own power.
He was greatly provoked after the match with Tang Wulin the other day. Tang Wulin was not the problem, he was.
No matter how powerful the strength he possessed was, it would be useless if he could not control it, even if he grew more powerful.
He was incapable of controlling his strength when he was fighting Tang Wulin the other day. In the split second where he had almost killed Tang Wulin, the emotions contained within him was only filled with an insuppressible violence.
This was definitely not a good sign. The problem was already appearing with increasing frequency as he grew stronger. This was also the reason why he refused to devote all his effort in fighting a battle.
However, as such a powerful soul master, he naturally wished that he could devote all his effort into expressing his skills! Otherwise, how could he ever train his actual combat capabilities? How could he ever advance himself one step further?
He had been exercising restraint over his emotional changes with great
effort for the past few days. Teacher En Ci had only looked for him once as well. He was going to enter closed-door cultivation after the match. It was not to elevate his physical power but instead, it was to elevate his spiritual power as much as possible.
It was difficult for him to change his situation by controlling his body so the only way was to elevate his spiritual power and use it to suppress his bloodline’s restlessness when he was enraged. Only then it could possibly be effective in controlling his combat capabilities.
He had been doing this all along throughout the years but to no avail. The Mountain Dragon King made one’s body powerful as it bestowed natural talent to its bearer. However, its effects on one’s spiritual improvement were much to be desired. The only effect Long Yue managed to get was
something quite ordinary despite seeking various methods, including the
consumption of heaven and earth treasures, along with profound cultivation methods.
Chapter 690 - Continuous Advancement
Chapter 690: Continuous Advancement
His spiritual power had only reached the Spirit Sea realm recently. The Spirit Sea rank was not considered very high for his six-ringed cultivation base. En Ci ordered that he was strictly not allowed to leave the room unless he had achieved a cultivation base of Spirit Abyss.
Long Yue understood his teacher’s intentions well, so he knew that this was all due to pressure from above. Such uncontrollable power was so terrifying that even the empire was avoiding him like a taboo.
He would, of course, need to put more effort into controlling himself, yet he was feeling slightly troubled at the thought of this rigorous cultivation. For him spiritual power cultivation was very difficult compared to the tremendous pace he could hone his soul power and bloodline.
The group match was carried out as planned. Monster Academy also passed through the first round with ease, to nobody’s surprise.
The second round was no more suspenseful than the previous. Shrek
Academy sent out the trio of Ye Xinglan, Yuanen Yehui, and Yue Zhengyu to the competition stage as usual, while Yue Zhengyu and Yuanen Yehui participated in the two-on-two match as well. Although the opponents were slightly more powerful than Sky Academy’s team, the battle was still settled after four matches with the result of five to nothing. Shrek Academy wiped out the opponents such that they did not even advance to the group match
The situation was the same on Monster Academy’s side. These two great academies charged into the final four of the group category together.
There was no doubt that they were destined to fill the final team slots. What sort of sparks would be kindled in the confrontation between Shrek Academy’s group without Tang Wulin and Monster Academy’s squad? As Tang Wulin’s replacement and their strongest fighter, was Ye Xinglan
capable of resisting Long Yue’s awesome strength? These were the matters that the audience was anticipating.
The semifinal went smoothly. The Shrek team’s situation remained the same as before, only that the sequence of their contestants was slightly
changed so that Ye Xinglan finally got to fight against the most powerful opponent.
Five – nil!
They advanced to the next round with three consecutive rounds of five to nothing. There was utterly no suspense in that.
Monster Academy’s team also did not disappoint. They relied on the Dai Yueyan, Su Mu, Lin San and the pair of Hua Lantang and Ye Zhi. They pushed forward to the final with the same score of five to nothing.
The competition would rest for one day before continuing with the final group battle between the teams from Shrek Academy and Monster
The group category went from not being taken seriously to becoming a topic of heated discussion immediately. The price of admission
Everyone was anticipating the two great academies’ ultimate confrontation.
Shrek’s team was receiving fewer curses compared to the atmosphere in the individual category. They were still capable of regrouping for the battle
after their captain was severely injured and achieved such honorable results. This was a group of only fifteen-year-old youths! They had already fought their way with Shrek Academy’s graceful bearing and displayed Shrek’s
capabilities to the entire Star Luo Empire.
Imagine what could happen if this battle group were to face the Monster Academy’s battle group in a fight five years later? Who would dare to say no one among them could ever achieve Long Yue’s magnificence?
Thus, though the common people’s initial response to them had been fueled by nationalism, their mentality had gradually begun to change seeing as how powerful opponents could match the powerful fighters on their own
side. They were glad to have Long Yue as the mainstay in Monster
Academy because it was highly possible that the situation before their eyes would be different without his presence.
Even so, they were still anticipating both parties’ confrontation. Within the eyes of many sensible people, there was no need to determine the victor and loser of this competition any longer, but even more significantly this was possibly the most exciting group match in centuries. They could only
witness such a competition once in a lifetime and still remember this with great relish for decades to come!
In the Grand Star Luo Hotel, there was still no information about Tang Wulin, and he had still not returned. It was as if he had completely vanished. There was utterly no news about him or Mu Ye.
The group had noticed that Elder Cai and Wu Zhangkong would leave the hotel early in the morning and return very late every day. However, they
still did not bring back any information related to Tang Wulin.
Gu Yue stood outside Wu Zhangkong’s room every night and waited for his return. He shook his head at her before she went back to her room quietly.
He had yet to return if he was alive, and there was no corpse if he was dead, but there was still hope at the very least.
“We need to have faith.” Xie Xie suddenly broke the silence of his companions as he sat at the dining table during dinner.
The group’s gaze shifted toward him in unison.
Xie Xie spoke with a deep voice, “The captain will certainly return safely if we can become the champions tomorrow.” This was a leap of faith and also wishful thinking, yet everyone nodded in unison.
He would certainly return safely.
Gu Yue inhaled a deep breath and spoke with a deep voice, “Let’s make plans for tomorrow’s strategy. We need not only luck but also skill to defeat the opponents. Xinglan, Yuanen and I will be participating in the one-on- one round. We must win the other two matches which Long Yue is not participating in. We will take the initiative by having a result of two – one. Yuanen and Zhengyu will be in the two-on-two match. If Long Yue is participating on the opponent’s side, forfeit the match and don’t compete
with them. We shall accomplish the victory at one stroke in the final group match. Long Yue…”
She paused for a moment at this point, then she spoke with a tone that was unusually determined, “Leave him to me.”
“I’ll be distracting him as best as I can. All of you must defeat the rest of the opponents as soon as possible during that period of time. Then, we will combine our forces to deal with Long Yue. As for the specific tactics we’ll be using, we’ll do this…”
When the first gleam of sunlight penetrated Star Luo City in the morning, it had already bestowed a sunny day with a warm breeze.
The radiant sunlight brightened the blue sky as snowy-white clouds floated by occasionally. The refreshing weather gave a carefree sensation that
cleansed the people’s minds.
On the other hand, Star Luo City was extraordinarily busy. Not many people were on the streets as most were staying in their homes or hotels awaiting the group match hailed as the battle of the century.
The dozens of streets surrounding the Star Luo Coliseum were already so overcrowded with people that even a drop of water couldn’t leak out. Some of the onlookers gathered around the Star Luo Coliseum only hoping to listen to the sound of cheering. There were even some rich people holding handfuls of cash in an attempt to buy an expensive entrance ticket even for a standing spot on the inside!
There was no doubt that the competition was extremely successful this time for the Star Luo Empire’s government as they had managed to make huge profits through the influx of money from tourism, the lottery industry, and the entrance tickets.
Even the royals were filled with excitement for today’s match. It was an extremely difficult task even for the royal family members to acquire
entrance tickets in such a short time if they had not done so earlier. The entrance tickets were priceless!
Dai Tianling was feeling as if his blood was boiling with righteous indignation as he sat on the audience platform. He could not help laughing in spite of himself. He was feeling glad that as the emperor, there was
always a seat reserved for him whether he had a ticket or not.
This was the advantage brought by power and authority! He truly wished that Shrek’s team was capable of performing even better today. Shrek
Academy had truly proven itself to be what it claimed. He could only imagine the power of Shrek Academy just by witnessing the strength of these fifteen-year-old youths.
He wished to return to his hometown to take a look at the original Star Luo City and the Douluo Continent if possible. He also desired to visit the number one academy in the Douluo Continent that was known as Shrek
Academy. Perhaps it was even the best academy on the entire Douluo Planet. Monster Academy was still lacking in achievements and purity when compared to Shrek Academy!
The academy president, En Ci, had arrived earlier. He appeared extremely calm today, but his gaze would occasionally shift towards the direction of the waiting area. He was still very worried about Long Yue. He was not worried if Shrek’s group was weak, because then there would be no need for Long Yue to focus his power and the match would go smoothly.
However, the power of Shrek’s battle group had far exceeded any
estimation. It was impossible that Long Yue could defeat this opponent
without utilizing his power, but Long Yue could possibly lose control once he devoted all his effort and transformed into the absolutely terrifying
Madman Long. If something were to happen to Shrek Academy’s team
again, then it would perhaps cause a direct confrontation between the two great academies.
He was more worried about Shrek Academy than the issues between the Douluo Continent and the Star Luo Continent.
After all, the two continents were situated at a distance. Even if the Douluo Continent was infuriated by the diplomatic mission this time, they would
still need more time to prepare for any action they wished to take. It was a great trouble for anyone to go to war from across the great sea.
However, it was different for Shrek Academy. There were many powerhouses there to take action in case of this situation. Then, Monster
Academy would be facing an extremely grim trial from a group of students standing at the peak of the world’s pyramid!
Hence, he had already prepared himself to immediately intervene if Long Yue lost control of himself in this match. En Ci would never again hesitate like he did the other day.