The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 595 - Making A Fortune
Chapter 595: Making A Fortune
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
These objects were worth far more than their monetary value alone!
The little moneygrubber stood up. His hand flashed with light and a yellow mecha appeared beside him. It was his own mecha. He quickly opened the hatch of the black mecha’s cockpit, pulled Feng Linwan’s corpse out of it and placed it at the side. He then stored the black mecha and the pair of giant hammers in his mecha’s storage space. The yellow mecha would not be abandoned either. Tang Wulin asked Wu Zhangkong to help him keep it for now. Teacher Wu had a large spatial storage unit.
He worked extremely quickly. When the reinforcements arrived at their position, he had already finished all his business.
His companions gathered around him, watching all that he did. Yue Zhengyu stared with his mouth agape and said, “Captain, since when did you have such a large storage space? What’s the matter with this yellow mecha?”
“Mine, mine, all mine!” Tang Wulin chuckled.
“Finders keepers.” Yue Zhengyu kept his eyes locked on Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin laughed. “Relax. Teacher Wu also defeated a black mecha on his side. Everyone’s going to have a share.”
The only ones who were genuinely interested in mechas among them were Tang Wulin and Xu Lizhi, while the others spent more of their energy on battle armor. Even so, every part of a high-grade mecha was a greatly prized treasure. All else being equal, the value of such an amount of alloy alone would be difficult enough to estimate. Besides, though high-grade mechas were difficult to control by others due to the incompatibility with their own martial souls, modifying one so that it was suitable for oneself was much easier than building a new mecha from scratch.
Feng Linwan’s former mecha was a rare humanoid mecha in the Green Skeleton Rebellion’s ranks. It greatly resembled the style of the mechas on the Douluo Continent. Naturally, it would be the easiest to modify.
On the Star Luo Empire’s part, their reaction was quick. Up to a hundred mechas formed a protective barricade around the soul train. The medical mechas had landed and started to heal the wounded and rescue the dying.
Wu Zhangkong descended from the sky and landed beside them. When he saw that everyone was alright, he nodded slightly and did not say much.
Still, his gaze had lingered longer on Tang Wulin.
Even if the people far away did not see the way Tang Wulin destroyed a black mecha, how could Wu Zhangkong – who was always keeping tabs on them – not notice? At that time, he was already prepared to fly in and rescue them should the need arise. However, he had never thought that Tang Wulin would be able to destroy a black mecha on his own. This was no longer a question of power. This young boy had grown again, and his martial soul seemed different from before.
As a teacher in Shrek Academy, and as an alumnus of the academy itself, Wu Zhangkong had seen many, many students who were greatly endowed with natural talents. Yet, this was his first time seeing an oddity like Tang Wulin.
When he first laid eyes on him, his martial soul was nothing more than the Bluesilver Grass. However, with the passage of time, not only had he displayed shocking determination and hard work, his natural abilities were also changing continuously as well.
Now his strength enabled him to obtain the position of leader on his team, and it seemed that his natural endowments had progressed accordingly.
Tang Wulin sat cross-legged on the ground. He utilized the Mysterious Heaven Method to heal himself. The main injuries he suffered were from the concussion. With the defensive abilities of the Bluesilver Grass, the actual damage he received was not too severe.
The soul train and its tracks took a heavy toll. It was obvious that they could not transport passengers anymore.
From the Star Luo Empire, luxurious soul buses were sent to fetch them. The hundreds of mechas also stayed behind to act as their escort.
This attack had come too suddenly, but at least there were not too many casualties. That being said, as this matter involved both Continents, it was a terrible diplomatic issue.
Fortunately, all this was of no concern to Tang Wulin and the others. These problems were naturally left to the higher-ups to deal with. The ambush had clearly shown them that the Star Luo Continent was not entirely peaceful, nor was it a safe haven.
“We’ve already gathered intelligence about this situation. The faction that ambushed us was an organization called the Green Skeleton. They’re a rebel movement within the Star Luo Empire. They have a formidable strength and have occupied two provinces of the Star Luo Empire which are strategically located and difficult to access. The Empire has engaged them in large-scale battles many times, but they’ve never succeeded in wiping out the rebellion due to the many experts at the helm of the group. All they could do was minimize their territory. Their ambush this time was clearly aimed at intensifying the conflict between the Federation and the Empire to buy themselves more time.”
It was very easy to discern the current state of the Green Skeleton Rebellion. Besides, after this battle, Tang Wulin and the others had familiarized themselves with the students of the Royal Star Luo Academy.
Immediately after they were ambushed, if it were not for Tang Wulin’s timely assistance, these Royal Star Luo Academy students would have been hurt as well. Moreover, the strengths that they displayed after that had made the Star Luo students completely erase the thought of making enemies out of them.
The scene of Tang Wulin destroying the black mecha had left too deep an impression on them. That was unfathomable! Especially when he picked up the giant hammer and struck down the Dusksilver Bear!
The gaze of the few female students from Royal Star Luo Academy was noticeably different from before.
“Tang Wulin, how come you’re so strong? How heavy was that hammer?” A female Royal Star Luo Academy student asked with a curious look.
“Huh? It’s not heavy, not heavy at all. I think it’s hollow.” Tang Wulin put on a stone-faced look.
“I’d be stupid to believe you. Other than the engraving of the core circuits, how could a super mecha’s weapon be hollow?”
“Then why are you asking me all this if you knew the answers all along?!”
“Tang Wulin, do you know your emotional quotient?”
“Ack, my chest, it hurts. I was injured just now. Let me sleep for a bit.”
Entertaining someone was definitely not Tang Wulin’s forte, especially when he had no intentions of becoming good friends with these Royal Star Luo Academy students.
Xie Xie sat at the end of the soul bus. The rest of the Shrek team had unanimously agreed to this arrangement. The fellow was an honest-to-God jinx. He even seemed to have the frightful ability to turn the impossible into reality.
Xie Xie actually felt that they were being unfair to him. However, when he saw the nasty glares everyone gave him, he silently went to his assigned spot at the back of the bus and drew circles.
Under the protection of the mecha escort, the remainder of the journey was smooth and uneventful. Two days later, they finally arrived at the capital of the Star Luo Empire, Star Luo City, which sat in the core region of the Star Luo Continent.
Star Luo City was vast, but it still had surrounding walls which were already a rare sight on the Douluo Continent. It looked more like an ancient city.
There was an array of soul weapons on top of the walls which formed the defense system of the city. This had further highlighted the turmoil of the Star Luo Empire.
However, once they entered the city, familiar sensations started to appear.
The streets were full of bustling crowds. Other than the architectural styles and the fashion sense of the people being slightly different from the Douluo Continent’s, there were not many differences.
After sailing on a ship for such a long time and being worn out by the long journey, they had finally arrived at a city. The people from Shrek Academy felt at ease.
Their accommodation was arranged at the luxurious Grand Star Luo Hotel. Perhaps to compensate for the shock that the diplomatic corps members experienced, even students like Tang Wulin and the others were accommodated in extremely splendid suites.
The Grand Star Luo Hotel had an extravagant architectural style. Gold and white were its main themes. The building appeared as if gold and jade vied with each other at all corners.
The moment he entered the room, Tang Wulin face-planted himself on the bed. In truth, he was not that tired. Given his body’s condition, it was not easy for him to get physically fatigued, however his spiritual fatigue was apparent.
Compared to the others, his two months’ inhuman torture had undoubtedly raised his spiritual power, but it had also brought with it a generous amount of lethargy.
Now, his only wish was to have a nice, long sleep.
He quickly faded into unconsciousness. Soft beds easily made people feel like they needed rest.
Unfortunately, right at that moment, someone suddenly knocked on Tang Wulin’s door.
“Who is it?” Tang Wulin sounded groggy.
“It’s me,” came a familiar voice.
Tang Wulin got up unwillingly. He went over and opened his door. Was that not Gu Yue on the other side?
Gu Yue saw his sleepy look. “You tired?”
“Mmm, I’m so sleepy.” Tang Wulin returned to his bed and sprawled across it.
Tang Wulin’s consciousness blurred again. Gu Yue had already made her way slowly to the side of his bed. A dash of faint silver flashed in her eyes. However, her expression seemed to say that she was struggling with something.
“Wulin, did your martial soul evolve?” Gu Yue asked softly.
“Mm-hmm,” Tang Wulin answered amidst his fleeting consciousness.
Gu Yue’s placed her hand lightly on his shoulder. If Tang Wulin had been paying attention, he would have noticed that round, silver scales had appeared on the back of Gu Yue’s hand.
“The bloodline in your body should have been strengthened as well, right? The Overlord Dragon that we met the other day, it turned into your spirit soul?” Gu Yue continued to question him softly.
“Mmm-hmm.” Even when he was half asleep, Tang Wulin took no precautions against Gu Yue.