The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 597 - Spirit Abyss Realm?
Chapter 597: Spirit Abyss Realm?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The soul power requirement for the Spirit Sea realm was five hundred, whereas the Spirit Abyss realm’s soul power requirement was more than five thousand!
The difference was ten-fold.
Although Tang Wulin knew that his own soul power had greatly increased, it would not have risen more than a thousand points.
There was still a wide gap between his level and the Spirit Abyss realm. If Gu Yue’s soul power had already reached the Spirit Abyss, then she might have even caught up to Teacher Wu. Teacher Wu’s soul power should be at the Spirit Abyss realm at most, right? That was truly terrifying.
‘This cannot be. I must ask her about this.’
Tang Wulin declined breakfast and went to knock on Gu Yue’s door.
The door opened, and Gu Yue, who had changed into a long grey dress, walked out from within. She was never the kind of girl who was considered a great beauty. Her grey dress was not particularly eye-catching either. However, for some unknown reason, when it was worn on her body, there was a special quality to it.
“Y-you’ve reached the Spirit Abyss realm already?” Tang Wulin asked with a slight stammer.
Gu Yue rolled her eyes at him. “You believe it just because I said so?” As she said this, she walked out of her room.
“Of course I’d believe you! When did I ever not believe your words?” Tang Wulin hastily chased after her.
Gu Yue stopped and turned around suddenly. She gazed at him sincerely. “Then what if I said that I’d intended to kill you last night? Would you believe that?”
As he looked at her abnormally serious gaze, Tang Wulin was stunned. “Why would you want to kill me?”
“Do you believe it?” Gu Yue looked at him sternly.
“I don’t… I don’t think you’d do it,” Tang Wulin said with a cheeky grin. He even raised his hand and pinched her cheek. “Come on, drop the act. Try something else. Something with more believability.”
A helpless look surfaced on Gu Yue’s face. “This guy. Let’s go and have breakfast.”
She turned around and walked toward the exit. In her heart, the words ‘I don’t think you’d do it’ reverberated strongly.
Tang Wulin chased after her and said, “Hey, don’t you change the subject! You still haven’t answered me. Have you ranked up?”
Gu Yue said angrily, “Why don’t you shout louder so that the entire hotel can hear you?”
The breakfast served at the Grand Star Luo Hotel was sumptuous. When Tang Wulin sat at the table, he already had a fierce look on his face. What should he do about last night’s unfinished dinner? Of course, he would have to eat more than his fill in this meal to make up for the loss!
He then demonstrated to the tenants of Grand Star Luo Hotel what a whirlwind scattering wisps of clouds looked like!
“Captain, what are you up to later? We’re thinking of going out for a walk,” Xu Xiaoyan said with a smile.
Tang Wulin glanced at Gu Yue and said, “We’re also going out.”
Xu Xiaoyan had not opened her mouth again when Gu Yue had already said, “His injuries aren’t healed yet. I’m taking him out to find some medicine, and then we’ll head back here. If you guys are going out, don’t stay out too late!”
“Oh.” Xu Xiaoyan looked at Tang Wulin, then at Gu Yue. She gave an understanding expression.
Tang Wulin’s face was slightly awkward while Gu Yue seemed nonchalant. The looks on the others’ faces were more or less strange.
After they finished their breakfast, Tang Wulin and Gu Yue walked out the front door, shoulder to shoulder. The hotel’s service was lavishly hospitable. A staff member handed them a business card just in case they ventured too far and needed the address to take a taxi back.
As the most luxurious hotel in Star Luo City, the Grand Star Luo Hotel was naturally located in the city’s center. The diplomatic corps would be having an audience with the Star Luo Empire’s royal household.
After exiting the hotel, they found themselves in a bustling street. The street was very wide, but there were no vehicles in sight. This was the famous pedestrian street of Star Luo City. It was also the widest street and was called Star Luo Avenue. There were a great many shops flanking the street. The buildings were built in an antique style and resembled Heaven Dou City somewhat.
Tang Wulin had his hands intertwined behind his head as he walked down the street with a faint smile on his face. Gu Yue walked beside him. Her demeanor was calm, and her eyes looked straight ahead.
“Hey, are you really out for a walk? You’re not even looking at the surrounding shops?” Tang Wulin chuckled softly and asked Gu Yue.
Gu Yue shot him a glance. “How do you know that I wasn’t looking? My spiritual power is enough to be my eyes.”
“Forget it.” Tang Wulin rolled his eyes. Whenever he thought Gu Yue’s spiritual power might have reached the Spirit Abyss rank, he felt even more pressured. If that was true, then Gu Yue’s battle strength was not what he had seen before this. She must have been much more powerful than that. For a Soul Master with elemental-type martial soul such as herself, her strength and spiritual power were directly proportional to each other.
Gu Yue suddenly laughed. “Idiot, you believe it just because I said it?! It can’t be that easy to reach the Spirit Abyss realm.”
Tang Wulin was slightly stunned. “You were pulling my leg?”
Gu Yue giggled. “What if I was?”
Tang Wulin put on a stern façade and said seriously, “Miss Gu Yue, are you ticklish?”
“Huh?” Gu Yue was stunned. In the next moment, Tang Wulin’s hands had already reached under her armpits.
“Ah! Haha! Stop!” Gu Yue turned and ran.
Tang Wulin gave chase as he laughed, “You dared to fool me! I won’t let you go.”
Gu Yue was running straight ahead when a few people came out of a shop suddenly. Gu Yue stopped instinctively, but Tang Wulin slammed into her back. The two of them were on a collision course with the group.
“Scram,” a deep and fierce voice sounded. Shortly after, a puff of foul wind reached their faces.
Tang Wulin sidestepped instinctively and planted himself in front of Gu Yue.
With a “smack” the man’s slap landed on the back of his shoulder.
Tang Wulin’s body swayed slightly before he steadied himself. His attacker was also surprised. He had put a good deal of strength into that blow. If it were an ordinary person, they would have been sent flying.
“Why are you hitting people?” Gu Yue shouted tenderly. A killing intent immediately surged within her beautiful eyes.
After Tang Wulin steadied himself, he turned around as well. He naturally shielded Gu Yue behind his back.
The one who had hit him was a tall and muscular man. They were a party of four, and he was the closest one to Tang Wulin and Gu Yue. All four of them were middle-aged men, all wearing traditional Chinese outfits. They were all tall and looked strong, but their faces had the air of ruffians.
“Get out of here,” the man seemed to be feeling contemptuous. He raised his hand to push against Tang Wulin’s chest.
Tang Wulin’s eyes focused. He raised his hand as well and met the man’s palm with his own.
The muscular man’s palm was very large, large enough to wrap around Tang Wulin’s. The muscular man snickered. With his five fingers grabbing Tang Wulin’s five fingers and twisted forcefully.
The thug was astonished by what happened next. Tang Wulin’s hand seemed to have been showered in bronze and cast in iron. It did not budge. With the muscular man still in shock, Tang Wulin put on the pressure and twisted his right hand as well. The man felt a shot of intense pain traveling upward from his palm. He cried out in agony and fell to his knees.
Tang Wulin hated the fact that this man was willing to hit a girl, so he did not bother holding back. He twisted his hand with incredible strength. The muscular man he faced was strong, but he paled in comparison to Tang Wulin.
The other three thugs immediately turned in their direction.
“Let go!” The leading bruiser shouted with rage. He took one step and was already in front of Tang Wulin.
Just then, another person walked out of the shop that the thugs had just exited.
In contrast to the muscular ruffians, the person who walked out of the shop this time was not tall, but petite and dainty. She wore a light yellow dress which complemented her delicate frame. She looked to be no more than fifteen or sixteen years old. She was extremely beautiful, with her long hair falling freely behind her.
“What are you guys doing?” The young girl had just stepped out when she saw the commotion. She could not help but frown.
The anger on the leading man’s face disappeared immediately. He said politely, “Your Highness, it’s someone who wasn’t keeping his eyes on the road. We’ll send him on his way immediately.”
Tang Wulin pushed lightly with his right hand and sent the man in his grip reeling backward. He grabbed Gu Yue’s hand, “Let’s go.”
There was no way that these thugs were willing to leave the matter at that. They immediately surrounded the two of them. It was the young girl in the yellow dress who said with a frown, “Forget it. Let’s not make a scene.”
The four angry muscleheads only stopped in their tracks after that. However, the aura which they released in that instant had slightly surprised Tang Wulin. The soul power waves that came from these four men were clearly not weak.
Instinctively, Tang Wulin turned to look at the young girl, and she directed her gaze toward him as well. Their eyes met, and Tang Wulin nodded slightly toward her. The young girl in the yellow dress was somewhat taken aback.
Although Tang Wulin was still quite young, his body already appeared to be fully grown. He was tall, had broad shoulders, and his big eyes brimmed with vigor. Among his peers, his looks could certainly be described as breathtaking. The temperament that unwittingly emanated from his body — gentle, but with a hint of forcefulness — made it easier for him to attract attention.
When the young girl in the yellow dress saw him, he noticed her eyes brighten up. A faint smile rose on her beautiful face, and she nodded toward him as well.
Tang Wulin pulled Gu Yue and walked forward. Gu Yue turned to look at the first muscular man. A cold gleam flashed across her eyes.
“Forget it. We’re strangers in a strange place.” Tang Wulin clearly felt the harsh aura from Gu Yue’s body. He tugged on her wrist lightly.