The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 1021 - A Second Heart?
Chapter 1021: A Second Heart?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The silver scale on the necklace around Tang Wulin’s neck heated up as well. It gave off a burning silver halo.
The seconds ticked away. Tang Wulin felt his body swell to a size as large as the world. He felt as if he could burst at any moment.
His Golden Dragon Spear vibrated slightly as it buzzed. It made him feel as if his body was about to break free of its reins.
His consciousness slipped away gradually. In his mind, countless extremely powerful giant beasts kept appearing in an impressive manner without pause. They soared across the vast skies and charged toward a palace of an indiscernible size which was able to carry the weight of the entire world.
An excited dragon’s roar resounded in the air. The giant beasts proceeded to the palace one after another. Countless carcasses fell from the skies.
Intense pain and dissatisfaction appeared in Tang Wulin’s heart. He seemed to open his mouth. A deafening dragon’s roar came from him and covered every giant beast in a seven-colored glow. The impact they felt was even more ferocious.
At this very moment, a blood-red glow rolled forth from the palace. The army of giant beasts was destroyed from its center outwards. Countless giant beasts were turned to dust in the aftermath.
There was a flash of blood-red, and his consciousness slipped back into darkness. Then, Tang Wulin heard crackling sounds as if someone was frying beans in his bones.
It seemed as if a string of firecrackers had been inserted into his body. Amidst the explosions, Tang Wulin’s entire body shook violently. The blood essence shockwave within him became even stronger.
His Dragon Core had completely changed at this moment. Previously, it was crystalline-shaped, but now it was shaped like an orb. Also, it was no longer transparent. It repeated the expanding and contracting cycles endlessly.
Each time it contracted and expanded, a large amount of bloodline power was swallowed and spat out. After the golden-red glow of the tenth seal was sucked in, it was compressed and released into his limbs and bones.
What was this?
Why did the Dragon Core resemble a heart?
It was slightly smaller than Tang Wulin’s own heart. However, the amount of blood essence power it pumped out was more than his own heart.
A second heart?
Currently, Tang Wulin’s heart was filled with awe! Then, he focused on his soul core, which had also undergone its own transformation. Its interior was of Bluesilver Grass, but now, the current soul core, though unchanged in its interior, was circled by a small golden dragon on the outside. It moved like a live dragon as it circled the soul core. His soul core was slightly larger than before. The Bluesilver Grass on the inside was even a brilliant gold.
His two cores still communicated with each other, even now. Unlike before, the complementing yin-yang vortices had disappeared. However, there seemed to be a form of energy bridging them together.
Every bone inside Tang Wulin’s body was experiencing change including the bone marrows. A myriad of intricate patterns surfaced on his bones. The patterns were golden red and resembled countless miniature dragons sprawled across his bones. The dragon patterns were faint and barely noticeable. At this moment, Tang Wulin clearly felt that he was no longer just a human.
The portion of his body where the Mountain Dragon King soul bone had merged was also covered by this dragon pattern. His aura experienced a great change as if the world was turned upside down. Not only that, but these energies also surged wildly toward his back. The bones on Tang Wulin’s back clearly thickened. The thickening of two of his rib bones was especially noticeable. They started jutting outward in their transformation. They pushed his muscles aside and started protruding out of his body.
The pain from such an event was unbearable. Tang Wulin felt as if his entire body was about to be shredded to pieces. However, he did not have the strength to stop it from happening.
‘What exactly is that?’
An intense pain accompanied the extremely dense bloodline power as it flowed throughout his body. He could not control his own body. The only thing he could do was to guard his soul sea diligently so that the ferocious and brutal aura would not have the chance to enter his soul’s world.
Even so, staying awake meant that the pain would be intolerable. However, he had no choice but to stay awake. Otherwise, he might very well lose control over his own body like Long Yue!
“Poof!” The skin on his back was split open and the two thick rib bones seemed to diverge away from each other. Shortly after, Tang Wulin felt his body go light and an indescribable feeling followed suit.
It was the extension of his limbs, a comfort that came from fully relaxing. A pair of wings unfurled behind him and they slowly extended.
His bloodline power seemed to have found an outlet. It was quickly distributed to his two newly-developed dragon wings. Dragon scales quickly grew over his dragon wings and started to thicken. His dragon wings also expanded continuously until it was fully formed finally.
The bloodline aura that had pervaded the room surged toward the dragon wings the instant they were formed, as the aura was absorbed by the wings. Tang Wulin channeled his thoughts into the dragon wings. He could feel the rich supply of blood vessels within his dragon wings and the changes in his bloodline power.
Wings? He had grown wings, much to his surprise…
Could someone like him still be regarded as a human?
Tang Wulin’s spirits were slightly shaken. With the appearance of his dragon wings, the intense shockwave that had brought him much pain in the beginning finally subsided.
His spirits calmed down. With the diminishing pain, Tang Wulin entered into a meditative state.
The Blood God Battalion’s dorm rooms were equipped with resilient, inner-energy resistant walls. It was meant to prevent the energy shockwave from the nine Blood Gods’ cultivation from affecting the outer world.
Tang Wulin had already moved into the former Blood Nine’s quarters. That was why the outside world did not feel a thing in spite of the drastic change happening inside the room.
Much time had passed when Tang Wulin finally woke up from his meditation. When he opened his eyes, he felt as if everything inside the dorm room had become more vivid.
He moved his body slightly. There was a shackled sensation all over his body. It was as if something invisible prevented him from moving.
Tang Wulin exerted some force and immediately felt something shatter. He instinctively looked down and was frightened by what he saw. His chest had cracked!
Apparently, it was only the surface of his skin. The cracks then quickly spread. He felt that he was breaking free of his shackles.
A layer of skin was expelled from his body. Tang Wulin tore away the broken pieces to expose his newly-grown skin.
A tinge of redness showed through his fair skin. His new skin appeared healthy. There was even a faint golden halo flowing underneath it.
The ferocious and brutal aura he felt while breaking through the seal had completely vanished. If it were not for the huge dragon wings that were still on his back, it would have seemed that nothing had happened.
It was truly casting off his old self to take on his new self. The changes now were much greater than the ones brought by breaking through the earlier seals.
However, with a pair of wings behind him, did it not mean that he was a monster now? It would be great if they could be retracted.
The thought had barely disappeared from his mind when the wings retracted behind him. A warm sensation on Tang Wulin’s back accompanied the process. After folding in on themselves, the pair of wings merged into his body, much to his surprise. The only signs that they were there were the two rib bones which were thicker than the other rib bones.
A kind of joy welled up inside him. Tang Wulin waved his arms excitedly. It was a harmless gesture, but a golden red shadow appeared in the air instantly. A low dragon’s roar sounded as well. Within his chest, the heart formed by his Dragon Core started shaking violently. A dense, blood essence shockwave instantly traversed his body.
A layer of dragon scales was quickly added onto his newly-grown skin. The dragon scales this time were different. They were double-layered. They appeared thicker, stronger, and felt tougher.
Tang Wulin stood up carefully as he quietly felt his body. He had an odd feeling.