The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 587 - The Second Stage of the Special Training?
Chapter 587: The Second Stage of the Special Training?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When both were separated, he could transfer his other abilities on their own. For instance, his soul power could not partake in his abilities which were related to the Golden Dragon King Bloodline. He could only transfer with his pure blood essence power.
Hence, Tang Wulin was not only practicing his forging abilities when he forged. He was also feeling the changes in his body as he familiarised himself with the various abilities he obtained when he obtained four soul rings.
This was the most important thing to him.
When dusk came, Tang Wulin dragged his fatigued body back to the cabin. The only thing he wanted after a good dinner was a good sleep.
As he lay on the bed, he felt his entire body relax and suddenly felt an intriguing sensation.
He had been cultivating with painstaking effort all along to continuously elevate himself. He always thought of his inadequacies as he noticed others who were more powerful than himself while he chased in the footsteps of his companions.
Now that he cleared his mind, he stopped and turned around to take a look occasionally to realize that his hard work did not go to waste. He had been progressiv swiftly all along.
It was similar to how he felt toward a few of his earlier acquaintances like Zhang Yangzi and Wang Jinxi that motivated him to elevate much faster in the beginning, they were now similarly motivated to catch up to his progress.
Without noticing, he was close to becoming one who was capable of entering the inner courts of Shrek Academy. Not only was he a member of the Tang Sect’s Battle Soul Hall, he was also a disciple of the Sect Master of the Body Sect.
‘How miraculous can this world get?!’
He suddenly felt a surge happiness.
Everyone had a different definition of happiness. To some, happiness was being content. To others, a mild and pleasant life meant happiness.
However, Tang Wulin gradually realized that these two types of happiness were not the ones he sought through his growth.
His happiness originated from his powers, his continuous hunger for power for a steady advancement toward a higher cause and a further direction.
He could still vaguely remember the words his father spoke to him when he was young.
Contentment could make a person happy for a lifetime, but this alone was a mediocre and unambitious happiness. Only insatiable greed could motivate a person, as greed would enable one’s continued progress while hard work enabled one to continuously improve.
It was quite likely that 99% of natural talents were brought on purely by luck. However, without that single percentage of hard work, everything would become a waste.
Tang Wulin never truly understood his father’s words until now and had taken fancy in greed. He had taken fancy in the greed to pursue power, along with the sense of accomplishment that had gripped him over and over again. His ultimate goal was the Star Sea!
“Thud!” Tang Wulin almost leaped from the bed and instinctively jumped to the ground with a soft thud.
The balcony door opened, and Mu Ye looked at him with a spurious smile plastered across his face while his hands were kept in his pockets.
“It seems to me like you’re not self-complacent yet. This is good.” Mu Ye nodded toward Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin could not help falling into a trance as he looked at the teacher who deterred the Great Beast this morning right before him. He even felt a sense of incredulity that his teacher was such a powerful being!
“Teacher.” Tang Wulin saluted Mu Ye respectfully.
“This is hard, but I’m finally feeling some sincerity in you! Let’s go.” Mu Ye waved his hand at Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin was stunned for a moment. “What are we doing?”
Mu Ye exclaimed, “We’re training!”
Tang Wulin spoke in astonishment, “I thought it has already ended? My martial soul’s second awakening was completed, was it not?!”
Mu Ye answered matter of factly, “Now, whoever told you it has ended? That was only the first and also the easiest stage of training. You’re about to begin the second stage of training. Could it be that you’re trying to slack now?”
The corners of Tang Wulin’s mouth twitched slightly. ‘Only? That… was only? That forty-nine days of torturing on the brink of death… only!?’
“Teacher, don’t you think that your precious disciple deserves a good rest for once? Adequate relaxation is good for elevating oneself a step closer,” Tang Wulin declared sincerely.
“That’s for ordinary people, are you ordinary? You’re the little monster from Shrek Academy. Stop talking nonsense, go!” Mu Ye’s figure flashed as he uttered those words before he took hold of Tang Wulin. At the next moment, both of them were already on the surface of the sea once more.
“Teacher, can you be less cruel to me?” Tang Wulin wailed sorrowfully.
“Don’t give me that. Will you succeed if I was never cruel to you? Your grandteacher once told me that if he were to treat me more ruthlessly during my earlier years that I could probably become a true powerhouse!”
Tang Wulin’s face was filled with frustration. It seemed like putting on a play before his teacher was useless. ‘If that’s the case, I’ll just work harder then!’ In reality, he had never thought of slacking at all.
To his surprise, Mu Ye did not bring Tang Wulin too far away from the ship this time around.
“The first forty-nine days of cultivation was the first stage, mainly meant to squeeze the potential from your body in hopes that you’ll be pushed to complete your martial soul’s second awakening and adjust your entire body. Now that this is complete, we’ll proceed with external refinement. Your body’s strength, natural talent, and blood essence are exceedingly impressive. That’s why I came up with this great idea to give you an absolutely pleasurable sensation.”
For some unknown reason, Tang Wulin felt his hair stand up upon hearing Mu Ye’s words.
‘Pleasurable sensation? What sort of pleasurable sensation was he talking about?!’
A rope that was made of some unknown material was wrapped around Tang Wulin’s hands while the other end of the rope was tied to the oceanic large ship’s tail in the distance. Afterward, Tang Wulin turned into a dragged object on the surface of the sea.
It felt like the ship traveled at the speed it usually did. However, the feeling was completely different now that he was being dragged from the back of the ship.
Without his arms to balance himself, it was absolutely impossible for him to stand up.
Tang Wulin could not even utter a word of objection. At this moment, he had already been dragged until he seemed like he was flying on the surface of the sea.
His body continuously dipped into the sea, colliding with the mighty waves before he was abruptly dragged out and slammed onto the surface of the sea.
He appeared to be no more than a little black shadow that rose and fell when seen from a distance.
The ocean had no reason or rhythm. He floated and sank as he continuously lashed about in the ocean.
Worst of all, Mu Ye also directly sealed Tang Wulin’s soul power and blood essence, making him incapable of moving the energy in his body to support himself.
“This is a form of forging too! The sea is forging your body!”
“Tea…cher, the…second stage…how long will it last… ugh!” Tang Wulin’s voice was heard intermittently along with the sound of waves crashing .
“Until we’ve arrived at the Star Luo Continent.”
By the time Tang Wulin returned to his room an hour later, he seemed like a puddle of mud.
Mu Ye had a very good control of his body’s condition after all these training sessions. He could always end the training when he could not take it any longer. Tang Wulin had never disappointed him either.
After a few hours of being dragged on the surface of the sea, Tang Wulin’s body was now red and swollen. Mu Ye did not immediately remove the seal on Tang Wulin’s blood essence and soul power but he used a special potion of the Body Sect on his entire body before he did. As he did this, he also forced Tang Wulin to cultivate cross-legged.
Such bitter days had just begun!
Tang Wulin spent almost every day in deep distress and suffering until he was informed that he has arrived on the Star Luo Continent.
When a stretch of black appeared on the horizon in the distant, Tang Wulin was almost moved to tears. He had finally lived through the suffering days!
The people from the Star Luo Continent also cheered in unison, because this was home to them!
The Star Luo Continent’s coastal seemed quite similar to the Douluo Continent when seen from a distance. Even the architectural style of the pier in the distant was also slightly different from the Douluo Continent.
All those grand welcoming ceremonies and the rest were nothing but a mere formality to the people from Shrek Academy. Here, the two diplomatic Cora finally parted after such a long journey.
The Star Luo Continent’s diplomatic corp was directly dismissed for the holidays, while the Douluo Continent’s diplomatic corp had just begun their visit.
“This’ll be the itinerary. We’ll initially arrive in the Star Luo Continent’s capital in the Star Luo Empire, Star Luo City. Then, we’ll be participating in a series of sparring competitions. The main target of the exchange program is the Royal Star Luo Academy’s representative team. Then we’re going to head toward…”