The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 606 - An Intense Collision
Chapter 606: An Intense Collision
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
With a soft snap, the blade gleam shattered, but Tang Wulin was stopped in his tracks after he had been slashed. His right hand was not injured thanks to the thick soul power protection from the Mysterious Heaven Method, but the surface of his fist still hurt.
Though he was shocked, Ling Wuxie opposite him was even more so. When he saw that Tang Wulin had only used his body to block his blade’s gleam, he subconsciously knit his brows and thought, ‘Does this guy have a death wish?’
It was only his first soul skill, but with his soul power at the rank of a five-ringed Soul King behind it, even the impact from his first soul skill should have been very powerful.
He had never thought that Tang Wulin would only be frozen to the spot after he was slashed. In the end, his attack had been blocked.
Golden light flashed within Tang Wulin’s eyes. He suddenly straightened up his back. Two golden soul rings rose quickly from beneath his feet. At the same time, the first soul ring radiated golden light and his entire body quickly grew stronger. His right arm bulged and released the Golden Dragon Dreadclaw.
He did not release his martial soul. Instead, he chose to release his bloodline power.
‘Two rings? A two-ringed soul master? But why are his soul rings golden?’
Although golden soul rings had been spoken of in legends, they should not have shown up on a soul master with a cultivation base at the rank of only two rings!
When Ling Wuxie witnessed this scene, he could not help but be slightly stunned.
On the grandstand, the two elders who had gotten up as they readied to leave also stopped in their tracks. They frowned in tacit agreement.
Tang Wulin’s stepped on the floor with his left leg, and his whole body surged with lightning. Under the enhancement of his Domineering Golden Dragon Body, his agility was raised to the extreme in an instant. With a single flash, he was already in front of Ling Wuxie’s face.
The Golden Dragon Dreadclaw on his right hand bulged monstrously. It flickered with a brilliant golden glow as it raced straight toward Ling Wuxie’s chest.
Ling Wuxie took one step forward and thrust forth the Nine Ringed Silver Saber in his hand. Silver light shone brightly as the nine rings crackled. It collided with the golden light on Tang Wulin’s Golden Dragon Dreadclaw, creating a blinding glare.
Amidst the sharp buzz of the rings, a scene unfolded that shocked Ling Wuxie’s two teachers on the grandstand. They were horrified to see Ling Wuxie’s body tossed aside like a ragdoll. He was sent flying after one slash from Tang Wulin’s claw. The Nine Ringed Silver Saber buzzed loudly.
The Soul Barrier could prevent outside noise from reaching the interior, but it would not stop the sounds inside from spreading outward. This buzz which sounded like the cry of a giant dragon had immediately attracted much of the audience’s’ attention.
What they first saw was the five soul rings on Ling Wuxie’s body. He was a Soul King! In the preliminary competition, it was definitely the situation which warranted the most attention. What they saw next was the Soul King careening backward and only stopping just before he was perilously close to the Soul Barrier. That was how things had played out in front of them.
How did this come to be?
The Soul King was losing ground? They had noticed only the two soul rings on Tang Wulin’s body which flickered with a dazzling golden light.
Ling Wuxie’s arms shuddered. His heart was filled with shock and terror. As he stood there, he felt as if his entire right arm was not his own.
What incredible power! He had clearly felt that his Nine Ringed Silver Saber martial soul was close to breaking point during the violent shaking just now. As an assault system soul master, his own strength was definitely not to be sniffed at. With every increase in his soul power cultivation base’s rank, the strength of the soul master’s body would also grow accordingly.
However, the power of Tang Wulin’s Golden Dragon Dreadclaw was truly frightening. It was more terrifying than he could accept. If he had not relied on the force of the impact to retreat backward at the final moment, he might not have been able to endure the attack just now.
All these thoughts flashed across his mind in an instant. Tang Wulin had sent him flying with one blow from of his claw, and he was already giving chase, shooting toward Ling Wuxie like a cannonball. The Golden Dragon Dreadclaw glowed brilliantly. With his extreme speed, he was already almost upon him.
The third soul ring on the Nine Ringed Silver Saber shone brightly. The nine silver rings suddenly erupted with the sound of an explosion.
“Bang!” After the blast went off, Tang Wulin felt his brain muddle over. His dash forward slowed down immediately.
The Nine Ringed Silver Saber seized the momentum and slashed widely. A ray of brilliant blade’s gleam flickered with a translucent color. As it brought with it the radiance of the first soul ring, it had instantly appeared in front of Tang Wulin.
A silver ring buzzed at the third soul skill. Ling Wuxie had used it to defeat countless experts before this. Who could have thought that he who had a saber-type soul tool would possess a soundwave-type soul skill. This soul skill was impossible to guard against. It stunned his opponent by attacking their souls directly. He would then follow it up with his first soul skill, as it had the shortest activation time. The two soul skills complemented each other.
Tang Wulin bit on the tip of his tongue. He used the stinging pain to regain some of his senses. The blade’s gleam was already closing in, and he had no way of dodging it.
The Golden Dragon Dreadclaw slashed at the air. As it followed the trajectory of the blade’s gleam, the tips of the claw flickered with golden light. Most of the blade’s gleam was blocked by his counter-attack, but some of it still landed on his left shoulder with a soft sound.
Tang Wulin’s body was sent rolling sideways. He fell to the ground, unable to continue his pursuit of Ling Wuxie.
Ling Wuxie’s expression changed slightly. He had gained some advantage with this slash, but the end result was not as effective as he had pictured it to be. The Silver Ring Cry had the best effects when it was first used because it would catch his opponent off guard. When his opponent was prepared for the attack and had reached a certain level of spiritual power, the effects would not be that great.
The two opponents looked at each other. After the initial probing, they had some understanding about each other already.
Tang Wulin moved his left shoulder about slightly. He had been hit by the remaining blade’s gleam, but in truth he was uninjured. The Domineering Golden Dragon Body’s defensive powers were unbelievable, especially after he trained using the Body Sect’s extreme methods. It would not be too presumptuous to refer to his body as a human weapon.
Densely packed blade gleams enlarged in front of his eyes. Ling Wuxie had taken the initiative to attack. His footing was sure and steady as he made slash after slash. The blade gleams were thick and did not disperse. They formed a large net in the air and flew forth to cover Tang Wulin, sealing off all possible escape routes.
Compared to before, his current blade gleams were even more powerful. He had obviously put more soul power into this attack. After their collision just now, Ling Wuxue did not dare underestimate Tang Wulin by even an ounce.
Tang Wulin tapped on the floor with the tips of his toes and reversed his blood essence. An excited dragon’s roar sounded from his body after that. The sudden loud and clear dragon’s roar had amplified his imposing manner. He pointed his palms toward the skies, and a golden dragon head appeared.
The blade gleams landed on the dragon’s head and shattered. They did nothing to weaken the dragon’s head even by a little. The glow of the dragon’s head had actually grown in brilliance.
A chill ran down Long Wuxie’s heart. Amidst the shift in the surrounding atmosphere, he had started to feel that things were not in his favor. Although his opponent only had two soul rings, his overall attack strength was too powerful.
The blade net was torn to pieces in an instant by the Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens!
“Ding!” The Silver Ring Cry rang out again. Not only could this soul skill be used in a surprise attack, it also had the miraculous effect of cutting his opponent’s soul skill short.
Unfortunately, Ling Wuxie clearly saw that though Tang Wulin’s gaze had wavered for a moment, his attack showed no signs of weakening. Indeed, it was intensifying.
The Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens was not a soul skill, but a blood essence skill. The attack, borne from the reversal of his blood essence, had emerged following the change to his bloodline. His bloodline had already been urged into action. Unless Tang Wulin stopped the attack of his own accord, the release of his skill would not be hindered, even if he lost control of it momentarily.
As the Golden Dragon’s head rushed toward Ling Wuxie, his expression was grave. He grabbed the tip of the Nine Ringed Silver Saber with his left hand and pushed the hilt outward with his right hand. He positioned the Nine Ringed Silver Saber horizontally in front of himself as if it was a shield. The fourth soul ring on his body glowed brightly.
When he saw that his disciple had reacted quickly and used his fourth soul skill, Hidden Edge Stance, the elder on the spectators’ stand nodded with satisfaction. That was the correct response. But in the next moment, his expression had already changed greatly.
Nine Ringed Silver Saber vibrated and buzzed. Although it had already formed a wall of silver light and blocked the impact of the golden dragon head, the counterattack of Hidden Edge Stance had not even appeared. Ling Wuxie’s body was once again sent flying by the force of the collision. He was already spitting out fresh blood out in the air.
What background did that young boy with two golden soul rings have? And what was his martial soul?
These questions arose in the hearts of countless crowd members as they watched the battle. The number of people who had their attention on this competition had increased.