The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 600 - An Embarrassment
Chapter 600: An Embarrassment
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
An endless stream of people were bustling to and fro from the audience hall. Standing there were two upright counters on both sides that for some unknown reason, made him feel as if he was at the Douluo Continent Blacksmith’s Association.
After circling around the crowd while attentively listening to the crowd from the side, he gradually understood what was going on.
The Tang Sect on the Star Luo Continent was vastly different from the one on the Douluo Continent. Here, the Dazzling Era Tang Sect Technology Company owned by the Tang Sect here was a super-organization that spanned the entire continent. They specialized in producing and selling various soul devices. Naturally, their products were sold for civil uses. Earlier, he overheard from someone that the Tang Sect was an ammunitions supplier for the Star Luo Empire government. This elevated their status even more!
He truly never expected that the Tang Sect had such a stature on the Star Luo Continent. It was clear that the Tang Sect’s support toward the Star Luo Empire far exceeded the Douluo Continent’s Federation. It was likely that this was related to the Federation’s situation here.
After considering for a moment, Tang Wulin decided against revealing his identity. The way things were now was already sufficient for him to glean information regarding the Tang Sect here. After all, he was tagging along with the diplomatic corps. Later, he left the Tang Sect and returned directly to the hotel.
Gu Yue had yet to return. So so he inquired at the front counter if there was a forging counter for rent close to the hotel. After getting a reply, he rented the forging workshop and continuously forged. It was far more advantageous for him to forge here in the Star Luo Empire.
The society at the Star Luo Empire was not all that different from the one on Douluo Continent. Within a mere two days, the Shrek Academy group had already completely familiarized themselves with the place.
On the third day, Tang Wulin and his group received notification that today was the day the Star Luo Empire’s emperor would personally receive the diplomatic corps and guests. The guests would be received at dusk before an entertaining banquet would follow suit. Because of this, they were requested to come dressed in their best attires.
For Tang Wulin, his best attire was naturally the same suit he had been wearing. This was almost the case for the others as well.
When it was almost dusk, a luxurious car arrived in front of the entrance of the Grand Star Luo Hotel to chauffeur the diplomatic corps from the Douluo Continent.
Without a doubt, Elder Cai was the most distinguished guest from the Shrek Academy party. On the other hand, Tang Wulin and his group of eight gathered with the rest from the diplomatic corps under Wu Zhangkong’s guidance to board the car separately.
The Star Luo Empire’s palace was situated in the center of Star Luo City. It was said that it had been built as a complete mirror image of the Duoluo Continent back then. The Star Luo Empire’s royal family bore the family name ‘Dai’, and the most famous people from the previous generation of the family was probably the Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao.
Huo Yuhao’s original name was Dai Huyao, and he was orthodox royalty from the Star Luo Empire. The Dai family had been exercising control over the Star Luo Empire ever since ancient times. There was a period when the family abdicated its royal title. However, following the Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao’s uprising later on, the Dai family regained their royal title once more. It was precisely due to the Spirit Ice Douluo’s deterrence that the Federation did not dare not completely annihilate the Star Luo Empire although they had already exercised absolute dominance over the Douluo Continent at the time. This resulted in the opportunity for the Star Luo Empire’s great migration.
However, the Star Luo Empire paid a dire price for their great migration. Even if the Star Luo Empire were to join forces with the faraway Heaven Dou Federation from the Heaven Dou Continent, its overall national strength would still not be able to measure up to the Federation of the Douluo Continent.
The sounds of loud horn echoed, and the grand national ceremony began in front of the Star Luo Empire’s palace.
A bright red carpet stretched all the way from the Star Luo Empire’s palace. The Federation’s vice president was leading the Douluo Continent’s diplomatic corps along with a few other reputable members of the parliament in addition to Elder Cai and a few others.
Tang Wulin and the rest could only stand at a spot that was nearer to the back and almost dozed off as he listened to the majestic music. Having forged until a little too late last night, he only returned to the hotel after midnight. Tang Wulin also went to exchange some rare metals again today and was truly uninterested in the welcoming banquet tonight.
“Boom!” A violent explosion roused Tang Wulin from his sleep. Subconsciously, he immediately released his soul power.
Gu Yue who stood by his side hastily grabbed him. “It’s the gunfire salute.”
Tang Wulin had only reacted to the situation then. He stopped himself from moving awkwardly, but his unusual movement earlier still managed to attract a lot of people’s attention.
“Captain, continue to sleep alright,” Xie Xie could not help teasing and earned a glare from Tang Wulin.
The sound of the gunfire salute boomed as it drove the ceremony to its climax. Tang Wulin peered from the gaps between people and saw a man dressed in a luxurious long robe along with a golden crown on his head. He then passed something to the vice president of Douluo Continent’s diplomatic corps. Both parties were exchanging their credentials.
‘Hmm, Elder Cai is at the side.’
‘So it turns out to be a gunfire salute, I thought that I was turning neurotic.’
‘Huh, isn’t that the girl from the other day?” All of a sudden, Tang Wulin noticed the maiden dressed in the long palace dress that stood decently close to the rear of the handsomely-dressed man in surprise. It was the maiden with a few burly men that he met when he went shopping with Gu Yue the other day.
He recalled how the few burly men addressed her at the time and wondered, ‘Could this maiden be a princess?’ Tang Wulin’s heart skipped a beat.
‘I think I’ll just continue to sleep then. God knows how long this is going to take.’ He lowered his head once again and continued to doze off.
Just as Tang Wulin entered the dreamland once again and fully displayed his prowess at sleeping while standing, a frail shout suddenly echoed in his ears, “Murder!”
Tang Wulin shuddered due to his sharp senses. His responses had been cultivated through repeated battles and his Golden Dragon Body was completely released in a flash without him noticing. Soon, as the powerful aura burst out from his body, blades of Bluesilver Emperor Vines surged outward like a swarm of bees and spread out in the surroundings.
His reaction was extremely swift. Moreover, his entire being became wide awake in an instant. He knelt down slightly his body flashed. Almost instantly, he appeared before Gu Yue’s body, shielding her as he looked around at his surroundings in vigilance.
Then, he saw pairs of puzzled eyes as he instantly became the center of attention.
At this moment, Dai Tianling from the Star Luo Empire had just passed the credentials to the Federation’s vice president. The anthems of both continents were playing and His Majesty was kindly shaking the hands of the diplomatic corps officers in greeting.
However, Tang Wulin’s noisy fuss had triggered a series of changes. Dozens of figures dashed from all directions toward him. The fastest person amongst them arrived before Tang Wulin just barely more than a moment.
Although Tang Wulin had yet to understand the true situation at present, his Bluesilver Emperor Vines were still instantly spread out. He also realized that his companions were around him so blades of Bluesilver Grass were used to rapidly wrap around his companions’ waists. Raising the Golden Dragon Claw on his right hand, he seemed just about ready to launch Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens.
“What are you doing, Wulin!?” Wu Zhangkong shouted coldly, while his figure simultaneously flashed past to stand before Tang Wulin. Wu Zhangkong approached the figure that was dashing over closely, and the sound of soul power exploded between both sides. Wu Zhangkong retreated by two steps while the other person somersaulted backward and suspended himself in mid-air.
Almost instantly, various soul devices were locked toward his direction.
Tang Wulin was already completely awake by now as he asked subconsciously, “Where’s the murder?”
He failed to realize that the palace-attired maiden standing behind His Majesty the Emperor had her head slightly lowered. She was suppressing her mouth from cracking into a smile with great effort.
Wu Zhangkong glared at Tang Wulin ferociously. “What the hell are you doing!?”
Tang Wulin looked toward Gu Yue by his side with a confused expression. “Didn’t you shout at me that there was a murder earlier?”
Gu Yue was stunned as she answered, “I didn’t! Are you dreaming?!”
“Huh?” Tang Wulin blinked. He was absolutely sure that he had heard it clearly earlier! Could he not tell if he was dreaming or not?
Xie Xie was already uncontrollably sneering out loud. If Tang Wulin was truly dreaming, this would be a big joke.
At present, the Star Luo Empire’s royal armed escorts had already gathered forward.
“What’s going on?” the elder who had a dull bearing asked in a deep voice.
At this moment, even the steady and profound Wu Zhangkong did not know how to answer the others. Yet, he could not skip the explanation either. If the other party misunderstood their intention and determined that they were about to assassinate the Emperor, this would truly be a big joke on them.