The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 1054 - Turning Defeat Into Victory
Chapter 1054: Turning Defeat Into Victory
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
There was very little time for Tang Wulin to weigh his options, but he made the right call at that exact moment.
He unleashed his third and sixth soul rings almost simultaneously. Without a sound, a large, gorgeous and flamboyant pink flower emerged behind the back of his mecha.
It was his sixth soul skill, the Devour Heaven and Earth!
At the same time, a huge, complex array of golden striations appeared beneath his feet while the Bluesilver Emperor vines, that had been charging forward, suddenly retracted. The mecha landed on the ground boldly.
The Artillery Battery, sitting on the inside of mecha Number Two Hundred and Thirty-one, had already cracked into a victorious smile. The technique he had used definitely benefited himself in every way when used against another mecha master. He launched four overlapping strikes of the Demonslayer Immortal Radiance in addition to his spatial transfer. He had exhausted his abilities for this.
Channeling the huge amount of energy needed for him to transport the orb accurately had such an effect on his spirit that his head felt dizzy.
He was not planning to use this lethal technique today because, firstly, making the necessary calculations was no easy task. Additionally, this opponent was a great threat to him, as Tang Wulin was equipped with defense, power, and even long-range attack skills. The razor-sharp Golden Dragon Spear was bothering him a lot. He was certain that he would not have the time for this attack if he were to allow Tang Wulin to get closer. In the end, he made the prompt decision to go to his last resort immediately.
He was genuinely a twin martial soul master, but due to his overpowering primary martial soul, he did not manage to find a suitable spirit soul for his spatial attribute martial soul. That martial soul could only offer some support abilities. After all, a person’s power was limited and he still wished to cultivate his long-range attacks more. However, it was this attack which he had just performed that helped him defeat many enemies.
Generally, he could give enough trouble to his opponent just by transferring a small fireball into their mecha. However, he chose the most devastating method given that he was facing someone like Tang Wulin.
However, he soon noticed the large pink flower. Even though it was just an illusionary shadow, the flower was even bigger than Tang Wulin’s mecha.
Countless red lights gathered toward the huge flower behind Tang Wulin’s mecha while a great red radiance poured out from underneath the mecha and fused into the golden rune array on the ground before disappearing.
What was that?
Being in a spiritual trance, Number Two Hundred and Thirty-one could not continue to attack anymore. He suddenly had a bad premonition as he witnessed the scene before his eyes.
However, problems still began to dawn on Tang Wulin’s mecha as his mecha began to melt rapidly. The surface still looked alright, but molten iron was already seeping out from the mecha’s gaps on the inside. The Demonslayer Immortal Radiance’s terrifying heat could achieve a temperature of over a thousand degrees in an instant. Most metals would liquify rapidly under such hear with almost no exception.
‘He’s only fighting desperately out of stubbornness now!’ Number Two Hundred and Thirty-one felt relieved.
Yes, he was only lashing out as he desperately tried to resist. The horrendously scorching heat surrounded his body. The Devour Heaven and Earth was capable of quickly consuming all sorts of energy elements for his use, giving his body the support needed to continue defending himself, while the Bluesilver Golden Array’s elemental stripping effect could sap away a portion of the fire element. Yet, the Demonslayer Immortal Radiance’s explosive force was so powerful that there was no way he could completely block the eruption of the fire element despite using two of his great soul skills simultaneously.
Since the start of the competition, Tang Wulin had never been in such a difficult position. He was definitely in hot water now!
Two great soul skills did not manage to completely block the attack for him. The mecha was already damaged and it was only a short period of time before the mecha finally breakdown. Even so, that moment was enough for him!
A valiant dragon’s roar echoed in the sky. It was as if a giant dragon was about to descend upon the world. Golden light illuminated every corner of the arena before transforming into a cold flash of lightning that descended from the sky.
“How is that possible? How can he possibly still have control over his attack?” Number Two Hundred and Thirty-one stared in bewilderment. A spear’s shadow obscured the sky as it flashed once before it vanished with a terrifying energy fluctuation. It pierced his mecha and also his body.
Tang Wulin transferred all the energy from the Devouring the World into his Golden Dragon Spear. He could not completely absorb the Demonslayer Immortal Radiance’s explosive force but even the portion which he had managed to take in was enough to increase the Golden Dragon Spear’s power.
Tang Wulin’s life source was depleting and dying out! A few seconds before Tang Wulin’s mecha broke down, an electronic voice was heard!
“Victory to Number Sixty-six!”
The viewing platform broke out in an uproar.
If one were to described the first half of the battle as unusually exciting, then the second half was akin to a novel with a bad ending. It baffled the audience.
Why did that attack, looking so powerful in the sky, suddenly vanish, just before Tang Wulin’s mecha stopped working? Why did a large flower bloom from behind Tang Wulin’s back and a golden rune array appear underneath his feet, despite his mecha beginning to melt?
How could the Golden Dragon Spear descending from the sky kill Number Two Hundred and Thirty-one straightaway, with him not even attempt to dodge? It was all so bewildering. Leave alone the audience, even the commentator was dumbstruck after witnessing this.
However, the result was already announced. The Star Dou Battle Network’s control center would not make the wrong call. The final winner of this match was indeed Number Sixty-six.
Tang Wulin had already lost control of his mecha. More than one-third of the mecha’s over ten-meter long upper body had melted. It stood firmly on the ground like a metal lump, looking like a rather artistic sculpture.
Tang Wulin braced against the blazing heat on his body as he logged out from the Star Dou Battle Network.
He seemed to be able to feel the heat surrounding his entire body after coming out from the Star Dou Cabin. Panic and fear arose in his heart. If he had not seen it personally in the fight today, even he could never possibly have thought of such a peculiar battle method.
Fortunately, this happened in the Star Dou Battle Network. He would be in deep trouble if he were to encounter such an opponent in actual combat.
His mecha was destroyed right away and even he himself was suffering from severe injuries after withstanding four continuous strikes of the Demonslayer Immortal Radiance. He would still need some time to recover despite the Golden Dragon King’s strong physique.
‘I truly can’t take any chances! So it turns out a mecha’s worst fear is an attack from the inside. It’s really scary!’
Tang Wulin came to a conclusion. He decided that he should not take be conservative with his energy in the following matches, and he would turn on the mecha’s protective shield at all times. If not for his recent improvement in spiritual power, especially his enhanced detection of the spatial element which allowed him to react accordingly at once, he would have already lost this time. He would not have died, but the mecha would certainly have exploded immediately. The match would have been decided if his mecha was destroyed first.
He found that he was still not vigilant enough in this competition as he had taken this matter too lightly. Tang Wulin recalled the events of the entire competition thus far, so he could learn from the experience. The competition made him alert. He would never allow himself to make the same mistake twice.
Gao Zhen was still feeling dizzy after he came out from the Star Dou Cabin. Even though he had twin martial souls, the movement of such powerful energy was still rather exhausting for him. After being consumed, his spiritual power would not immediately recover just because he had left the Star Dou Cabin.
However, he found the chain of events that occurred during the match to be unbelievable.
How was that possible?!
How did the opponent actually do it? It was already astonishing that the mecha had not exploded at once, which must have been the result of the unusual appearances behind the opponent’s back and underneath his feet. However, it would not have been easy for the opponent to react in an instant. How could the opponent even possibly make the spear attack him when it was still in midair?
He was feeling very reluctant to admit his defeat. Nevermind the commentator not understanding the battle, even he found himself rather confused by his loss.
His twin martial souls allowed him to control the Demonslayer Sun and the spatial element.
In a sense, these two martial souls could be considered element types. The Demonslayer Sun was a fire element martial soul, but it was different from other fire elements in the sense that his Demonslayer Sun had an inherent suppressive effect on all evil creatures. Moreover, its effect was on par with the holy attribute.
A person with the Demonslayer Sun martial soul inherently abhorred evil beings, seeing them as their archenemies. It was highly possible that he could even lose control of his emotions if he was confronting an evil soul master.
Gao Zhen was the pick of a generation of powerhouses cultivated by the War God Hall, acting as a reserve War God now. Moreover, he had a rather high rank amongst the reserve War Gods because not only was he a twin martial soul master, he was also unusually skilled in operating mecha.
He did not expect that he would lose in today’s match. He had never used today’s battle tactics before in other competitions. The opponent today was so powerful both offensively and defensively that Gao Zhen had no other choice but to use his lethal technique earlier than planned. Who would have known that he would still fail?
‘Number Sixty-six! Who the hell is he? How did he defeat me?’
One huge question after another emerged in his heart. He truly wished that he could fight against Tang Wulin again. However, it was quite apparent that he would not encounter such an opportunity again in the near future.
However, the silhouette and the spear left behind an exceedingly profound impression in his memory.