The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 1025 - The Ultimate Speed of Perfection
Chapter 1025: The Ultimate Speed of Perfection
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
It was the Federation’s first attempt to use the technique. Usually, soul streaming was carried out at the regional level, so the current attempt at live streaming over the entire Federation was, firstly, due to the Federation’s success at launching its first satellite a year ago. Secondly, the Federation was promoting the epoch-making event of the Star Dou Battle Network.
The development budget for the Star Dou Battle Network was an astronomical figure. Without adequate funding, the Federation could not make ends meet. The Federation could only receive more funding from the federal parliament by generating a high level of public interest. As a result, this competition was initiated.
It was the center of attraction for everyone!
The effect was even better than imagined.
Despite the development of soul technology which had made its way into the people’s hearts, the people on Douluo Continent still upheld the ideology of individual heroism.
Twenty thousand years ago, the Tang Sect’s first ancestor ascended to Godhood and finally defeated the overweening and ambitious Martial Soul Hall in order to return freedom to the continent’s world of soul masters in the end.
Ten thousand years later, the founder of the Spirit Pagoda, Holy Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao depended on his sole strength to finally defeat the Holy Spirit Cult’s subversive operations and also defeat the Beast God at the time. He made a conscious effort to reject the powers of darkness from the ever-influential Sun-Moon Empire which gave the Star Luo Empire its freedom before Star Luo Continent came into existence until today.
The number of Limit Douluos today was much higher as compared to the beginning, yet how high could the soul masters’ peak fighting capacity be actually? What sort of abilities did the younger generation of powerhouses have? These matters were of no concern to the general public.
Without a doubt, the Federal Star Dou Battle Network Challenge had given the masses an opportunity to understand the soul masters’ world better. Moreover, the live streaming with its signal covering every corner of the continent provided an avenue for the people to watch such a great competition without having to leave their homes. In addition, it was free. So, how could it not attract the attention of the public?
Even the memories of Shrek City being destroyed seemed to have been wiped away by the competition.
Countless screens were playing recordings of the competition. There was a total of a hundred and twenty-eight tournaments in today’s first round of the competition. The tournaments were not carried out simultaneously due to the live streaming. They were divided into ten groups, with ten tournaments in each group. There were specific commentators and staff assigned for each group during the live streaming.
Tang Wulin and Number One Hundred and Eighteen’s fight was the first match that was broadcasted on the live stream. It was randomly picked from the lots generated automatically. The scene that appeared before the audience was contestant Number Thirty-Three versus contestant Number One Hundred and Eighteen.
“Five, four, three, two, one! Begin the competition!”
The audience watched as a sea of moving shadows appeared on the screen following the announcement from the electronic voice. The contestants from both sides moved at the same time.
Tang Wulin’s movement could only be described as earthshaking. He stomped his left foot against the ground as he dashed out. His stomp made a deafening boom. The ground, within a range of ten meters, sank at the spot where he had stomped his foot with a large number of cracks appearing on the ground. At the same time, a sonic boom was heard. A distance of three hundred meters was covered within a split second.
What was that…
“Oh, my god! What kind of explosive force is that? Can a human body truly withstand that? He is not cladded in battle armor though!” The commentators were startled. They had to continuously swap places among the ten tournaments in order to cover the live broadcast today. They switched over to the scene of whichever tournament that was interesting. Tang Wulin’s single step forward was truly shocking such that two commentators lost track of the other ongoing tournaments as they narrated the present fight.
It was incredibly fast! The commentator could barely react to the situation. The opponent was similarly caught off guard!
Tang Wulin relied on the reaction force from the ground together with the gravitational control of his Mountain Dragon King’s Torso Bone to lighten his body. At that moment, he accelerated to, at least, twice the speed of sound. Such an explosive speed allowed him to reach the opponent in a split second. He did not use any weapon or skill but only his fist. He threw his first punch at the opponent.
If one could slow down the scene at present, one could see that Tang Wulin’s skin was gold-red with similarly colored blood vessels that bulged out from under his skin, and overlapping, densely-arranged golden dragon scales covering his arm.
There were definitely no weak contestants in the final stages of the competition for they had all grappled and triumphed from the prior competitions of each division. Although Tang Wulin’s opponent was shocked, he was quick to react to the situation.
He puffed up his chest and contracted his abdomen while simultaneously igniting a light spot on his chest. There was no time for him to unleash his entire set of battle armor, but he still managed to unleash the spotless mirror armor on his chest.
He did not attempt to block with his arms, because Tang Wulin’s speed was too quick such that there was utterly no time for him to do so. His fists struck at Tang Wulin’s temples. At the same time he swung his arms, a sharp hammer appeared in each of his hands.
The opponent’s judgment was on target. Just as Tang Wulin’s punch blasted against his body, his pair of sharp hammers pierced into Tang Wulin’s temples precisely.
He suffered a punch on his chest, but he had the protection of the mirror armor. He might not necessarily die from the blow, but Tang Wulin would die, without a doubt, if his temples were pierced by the sharp hammers. The opponent was attacking his enemy’s vital points to trigger his enemy’s reinforcements. It was a split-second decision. The opponent truly deserved to enter the finals.
He was satisfied with his own counterattack. It was impossible for Tang Wulin to change directions with his explosive speed. His body would be incapable of withstanding such a powerful charging force. There was a weakness to an overly swift speed. It was precisely the difficulty to exercise control due to the high momentum of the charging force.
On the other hand, even if Tang Wulin managed to control himself with great effort to dodge his opponent’s fatal blow, his opponent could still have another opportune moment.
‘The opponent is an agility-system type, so I don’t think his defense is that strong.’ As luck would have it, he had a domain-type attack which could be triggered in the next moment.
The opponent regarded Tang Wulin as an agility-type soul master intuitively.
At this moment, the commentator mentioned how incredible the competition was when both parties were only a stone’s throw away from each other.
The screen was occupied by a golden color in the next moment. It was a pair of golden wings covered with diamond-shaped dragon scales. The scales on the wings were slightly larger but thinner than the scales on his body. When the pair of dragon wings were spread, the wingspan which was five meters provided the resistance to halt Tang Wulin’s charging momentum. At the same time, the opponent’s sharp hammers were lowered.
The proud expression on his opponent’s face was frozen in an instant. It was a waste indeed that Tang Wulin missed his opponent’s expression for he was paying attention to the pair of sharp hammers which had collided into each other. His opponent had misjudged his sudden stop.
In the next moment, he threw a punch with his fist. He punched the pair of sharp hammers, pushing forward without much resistance. With the piercing noise of the sharp hammers scratching against his golden dragon scales, his punch landed squarely on his opponent’s mirror armor.
“Boom…” The Golden Dragon Claw coupled with the Golden Dragon King’s massive strength burst forth!
Number One Hundred and Eighteen’s body spun uncontrollably as he was tossed backward in a contorted posture.
Then, Tang Wulin’s spread-out dragon wings flapped once strenuously. In the next moment, he caught up to his opponent. He threw another punch with his fist without any tricks up his sleeves.
With the proud expression frozen on his face, Number One Hundred and Eighteen heard the mirror armor on his chest cracked. He attempted to unleash his battle armor, but instead, he felt like he was knocked by a soul train traveling at a high speed. He completely lost control of his body as his body was blasted away such that even his soul power was shaken into oblivion. He did not even have a chance to unleash his battle armor.
How could this be possible!
Then, he saw a pair of golden eyes and a fist that was expanding rapidly.