The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 1059 - The Metal Master
Chapter 1059: The Metal Master
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Blood Two darted him a look. “Losing confidence, huh?”
Blood Nine smiled and spoke, “Not really. The disparity between our abilities is still there. I lost to him the other day because I underestimated him. I haven’t even expressed thirty percent of my ability. After all, I’m the true Blood Nine! I’ll certainly claim back my title by the end of the competition.”
Blood Two said, “It’s good to be confident but don’t ever look down upon your opponent. Even if you’re capable of claiming back the title, can you hang on to it?”
Blood Nine was finally quiet. It was true that Tang Wulin was elevating rather quickly. He was afraid that it would not take long before Tang Wulin became more powerful than him, and the disparity between them would get bigger if Tang Wulin continued growing at this rate.
Blood Two suddenly laughed. Normally, he was a serious person, yet he cracked into a rarely-seen smile. “The people who should be worried about that is not only you but all of us as well. However, this can be a good thing for the Blood God Battalion and the Blood God Army.”
Blood Nine raised his brow ever so slightly. His valuation of Tang Wulin was already quite high, yet he did not expect the extent of his father’s approval of Tang Wulin.
Jiang Wuyue sat absentmindedly in the rest area’s cafe. He drank his coffee quietly. His mood felt as bitter as the coffee in his mug.
Yu Xue’s insight of a person was spot on! Could Tang Wulin’s true ability be that powerful?
He was in the same competition, yet he did not even manage to enter the final rounds. On the other hand, Tang Wulin was advancing continuously. In fact, he was already a semifinalist.
It signified that he was capable of entering the final four among all the battle armor masters below the rank of a three-word battle armor master. Such a natural endowment would definitely put him at the highest position in the soul masters’ world when he became a three-word battle armor master.
His own natural endowment was so distant from Tang Wulin’s. How could Yuxue possibly settle for him with such a drastic contrast?
“Hey, why are you here?” A familiar voice in his ears jolted him from his daydreaming.
“Huh?” Jiang Wuyue raised his head just in time to see Long Yuxue before him. The corners of his lips twitched once. “Why can’t I be here?” He wished that he could give his big mouth a tight slap as soon as he said that.
Long Yuxue did not mock him which was unusual, but she took a seat opposite him instead.
Jiang Wuyue looked at Long Yuxue and was surprised to find that she had regained her composure and was no longer sulking since their last encounter.
Long Yuxue spoke indifferently, “Are you going to ask me why I look as if I’m not bothered at all?”
Jiang Wuyue nodded foolishly.
Long Yuxue said, “Because I’m a soldier.”
“Huh?” Jiang Wuyue thought to himself. ‘How’s this related to being a soldier?’
Long Yuxue continued, “It’s not just about men in this world. It’s not like a woman can’t live without a man. It will be fond memories for me. However, he’s not the only person in my life, and he’s not going to be my future either. I should remain open-minded, so we won’t feel awkward with each other. I like him but he has someone else in his heart. Since I can’t win him over, we shall just be friends then.”
Jiang Wuyue chose to dwell on the small matters upon hearing her graceful words. “Yuxue, you can’t be having a mental breakdown, right? Don’t tell me that you’ve taken a fancy in other men now?”
‘This is a competition!’
Tang Wulin told himself secretly after he was done choosing his mecha.
In his perception, his biggest weakness during the battle with Yuanen Yehui was that he had lost control. His lack of vigilance almost resulted in his downfall at the end.
His defense was not powerful enough. If not for the super powerful outburst of the Golden Dragon Tremor, he would have lost.
The mecha battle would be more difficult. However, his target was the championship. He wanted to be the champion!
He held the spear in his hand as he walked slowly into the competition arena. The clanging sounds produced from the movements of the mecha were completely drowned by the audience’s cheers.
Tang Wulin’s lip cracked into a faint smile. He would certainly win!
His opponent appeared on the competition stage in the same manner. The opponent’s mecha was also a close combat mecha which was holding a sword in its hand. The opponent appeared nothing out of the ordinary, but he could not help feeling fearful in his heart when he saw the number ‘Two Hundred and Fifty-Five’ above the opponent’s head.
It was him!
He had some knowledge of the opponent. Undoubtedly, he himself was not a popular choice for the championship in the mecha battles. On the other hand, the person before him was one of the popular choices for the championship. Although he was not the most popular, he was in the top three.
Just like how Tang Wulin had the nickname of the Spear King, this person had a nickname, too. He was the ‘Metal Master’.
His ability was his control over all sorts of metal elements. Other than his identity as a soul master and a mecha master, he was at least a rank-7 mecha maker.
Although the later stages of mecha-making were slightly easier than forging, it was still not an easy task to achieve. A rank-7 mecha maker could make a black mecha easily. Furthermore, this person’s mecha-making standard had achieved rank-8 and above. It was terrifying indeed.
If it were a one-on-one individual match, the person’s ability was utterly not worth a mention before Tang Wulin’s. However, a qualitative transformation was produced from the complementation between his metal element martial soul and his mecha.
“The Spear King versus the Metal Master. Xiao Lin, who do you think will win?” The commentator Hai Shu in charge of commentating the mecha battle asked the other named Xiao Lin.
“It goes without saying. I think that most people have the same thoughts as me. The Metal Master’s participation in this year’s Federal Star Dou Battle Network Challenge is supposed to be favorable for him. His ability surpasses the other martial souls in the competition. The Spear King is equally impressive, yet, I’m afraid that it’s highly unlikely he’ll win when he’s confronted by such an opponent. If both of them were to use their most skilled mechas in real life, perhaps the Spear King still stands a chance to fight. However, the Metal Master’s dominance in the competition right now is so obvious.”
Hai Shu heaved a sigh and agreed. “That’s right! We can only see if his explosive force is capable of defeating the Metal Master before the Metal Master completes his reconfiguration. Otherwise, I’m afraid he really doesn’t stand much of a chance. Alright, the competition is about to begin. Let’s wait and see. Perhaps, the Spear King is capable of performing miracles?”
In the competition arena, Tang Wulin looked at his opponent standing nearby. He raised the spear in his hand slowly. ‘Metal Master, huh? Very well!’
“Five, four, three, two, one, begin!”
Tang Wulin moved a split second after the electronic voice announced the start of the competition. He hurled the spear in his hand toward the Metal Master without the slightest hesitation. At the same time, he turned on his mecha’s propeller and with a gale force charged straight for the opponent.
The Metal Master had also turned on his mecha’s propeller. However, he was not advancing. On the contrary, he turned around and ran in an attempt to keep the distance apart.
Tang Wulin’s spear had an exceedingly swift flight. It cut through the air and left behind an arc, but the distance was still a few hundred meters. So, the spear would still need some time to fly over.
On the other hand, the Metal Master’s mecha began to transform as it flew away at full speed. The first transformation was the change on the mecha’s hips and shoulders. The metal in those areas was melting rapidly while its internal structure was transforming simultaneously.
During the transformation of the internal structure, one could clearly see that the metal took the form of core circuits before the external layer of metal sealed the circuits within.
It was obviously a soul propeller!
The Metal Master was most skilled in controlling the metal element. He was capable of altering and reassembling the mecha in the midst of the battle.