The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 852 - Parting Ways Temporarily
Chapter 852: Parting Ways Temporarily
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Tang Wulin was overjoyed that he did not need to part ways with his comrades. It was truly amazing.
He turned around and looked at Xie Xie and Yuanen Yehui.
Xie Xie was also looking at Yuanen Yehui. There was no doubt that the henpecked husband Xie Xie would follow Yuanen Yehui’s choice.
Yuanen Yehui’s gaze turned desolated as she shook her head. “I can’t enlist as I have some important matters to attend to after graduation.”
She turned around and left upon saying that. Xie Xie was astounded, then he smiled apologetically at Tang Wulin before he turned around and chased after her.
As he gazed at their receding figures, Tang Wulin muttered to himself, “Yuanen seems to be troubled by something, but she has never mentioned it before.”
Ye Xinglan spoke, “It’s probably related to her family background. Don’t you feel it’s odd that she possesses two types of top grade martial souls? Her Fallen Angel is supposedly an extremely powerful martial soul that could become an evil soul master. Yuanen joined as a working student at the beginning, so it’s probable that she has some secrets.”
Tang Wulin spoke, “We ought to have a talk with Yuanen when they return. We are a team regardless of what happens. We’re obliged to help her.”
“Big brother, we need to leave too.” Yue Zhengyu held Xu Xiaoyan’s hand and waved at Tang Wulin.
Ye Xinglan asked Tang Wulin, “We have our own respective places to go, how about you? What are you going to do?”
Tang Wulin answered, “I’ll be heading to Tang Sect first, then I’ll stay at my uncle master’s place for some time. I’ve a lot of contemplating to do regarding our experience on Demon Island. I’d like to seize this opportunity to become a rank-7 saint craftsman. If I succeed, then I’ll have the foundation to produce our three-word battle armors in the future.”
Ye Xinglan’s eyes glowed. “You’ve already made the necessary preparations?”
Tang Wulin smiled. “It’s a wonderful feeling that I have right now. As to whether it works or not, I’ll know when I’ve tried it. However, I think that it should not be too difficult with my uncle master’s guidance.”
A rank-6 saint craftsman would have fainted from rage had he listened to Tang Wulin’s words. How could a rank-6 blacksmith dare say that it should not be too difficult to break through to saint craftsman? It could only be Tang Wulin who was daring enough to claim so.
Soul forging was not so easily accomplished!
It was much more difficult to channel intelligence than to channel life into a metal.
The most important factor in the early part of producing a battle armor was designing, followed by crafting, and lastly forging. However, forging was the critical process for a high rank battle armor because the initial component for a battle armor upgrade was its material.
The group of people were still using one-word battle armors at present. They could only graduate from the inner court once they become two-word battle armor masters. A three-word battle armor would be an important attribute that determined if they could become the new generation of powerhouses in the future.
Ye Xinglan spoke, “You’ve already prepared the foundation for us. We’ll need to work together when we upgrade our battle armor. We can begin when you return next month.”
Tang Wulin nodded. “This is also the reason why I’m striving to be a saint craftsman. It’ll be much easier for us to upgrade with a saint craftsman’s forging ability and also help reduce your stress.”
“Hmm.” Ye Xinglan nodded. Even though she was a rank-6 maker, there was still a huge gap before she could be a rank-7 maker. She could not possibly advance for another two or three years. If Tang Wulin could use his saint craftsman’s forging skills as a foundation for their work together in making the battle armors, then their success rate would be much higher. More importantly, every battle armor’s quality would be higher. The group’s cultivation base was already at rank-50 and above, so it was time for them to upgrade their battle armors.
“Alright. We shall part ways at this point.”
The three of them parted ways after they exited the soul train station. Tang Wulin headed straight to Tang Sect.
He was heading to Tang Sect because he wished to check at the Battle Soul Hall whether there was any mission for him to complete. He needed to show up anyhow having been away for so long. Moreover, he was already a one-word battle armor master now. More importantly, he had not upgraded his fighter rank in the Battle Soul Hall. He was still a white fighter. With his current status as a one-word battle armor master, he should already be a yellow fighter.
Tang Wulin suddenly remembered that he was not dressed in fighter attire when he arrived at the Tang Sect headquarters. Many of his items had been confiscated by the academy, but he should have returned to the academy first actually.
He had forgotten to bring along his items including his soul communicator and rare metals which were still in the academy, having been away for so long.
Everyone seemed to have forgotten. He wondered if Xie Xie and the rest remembered on their way home.
Anyway, he would enter and have a look since he was already at Tang Sect.
Tang Wulin discovered in astonishment upon entering the door that there were more people at Tang Sect than he expected. Everyone seemed to be in a rush entering and leaving the place.
Tang Wulin was barely acquainted with anyone there because he rarely came to Tang Sect. Out of the blue, he saw a familiar face as he was walking forward.
It was the big, bald Branchmaster Zhao with a muscular body who walked out from within.
Tang Wulin recognized him. He had met the man before when Wu Zhangkong brought him along for a visit.
“Branchmaster Zhao.” Tang Wulin saluted him respectfully.
Branchmaster Zhao’s name was Zhao Song. He was one of the Tang Sect’s three halls, Power Hall’s branchmaster.
Zhao Song was slightly stunned upon seeing him. “You are…”
Tang Wulin spent three years in Star Luo Empire and had engaged in closed door cultivation upon returning, so it had been many years since Zhao Song had seen him. He was also at the onset of puberty then, so his once cute appearance had now turned into a tall, handsome youth.
“Branchmaster Zhao, I’m Tang Wulin.”
“Tang Wulin? Oh, it’s you!” Zhao Song finally recalled. He immediately smiled and spoke, “It’s been many years since I last saw you, child. You’re so tall now. Alright, I can’t talk much now because I have some urgent matters to attend to outside. Go inside, Guo Xiaoxu is there.” He left in a rush upon saying that.
Guo Xiaoxu was the Battle Soul Hall’s branchmaster, also Tang Wulin’s top superior. He had brought Tang Wulin into the Battle Soul Hall back at the beginning.
The Battle Soul Hall’s door was open when Tang Wulin arrived. There were many people in there. Judging by their masks, there were quite a number of yellow and purple fighters to Tang Wulin’s surprise. In fact, there was even more than one black fighter.
Tang Wulin stuck his head in and wondered if he should enter the place because he was not dressed in fighter attire when he was stopped by a yellow fighter’s raised hand.
“Who are you? Don’t you know that the Battle Soul Hall is a restricted area?” the yellow fighter spoke in a deep voice.
Tang Wulin spoke, “I’m sorry. I’m a fighter too but I didn’t bring my fighter attire today. So…”
“You’re a fighter too? Don’t you know the rule that one is not a fighter without one’s attire? Leave this place quick.” The yellow fighter entered the Battle Soul Hall in a rush upon saying that.
Tang Wulin was feeling frustrated because he was curious about the situation. There were nearly a hundred fighters at the Battle Soul Hall with the majority of fighters being yellow rank and above. Of all things, he did not bring his fighter attire, so he was not allowed to enter!
Just as he was about to leave in frustration, a man wearing a red mask walked out of the Battle Soul Hall.
Red fighter? Tang Wulin was shocked. Let alone meet one, he had never before heard of a red fighter in the Battle Soul Hall.
Judging from the fighter’s rank and the color of his soul ring, there was no doubt that the red fighter was even more powerful than a black fighter. Tang Wulin felt somewhat stressed upon seeing the short, red fighter.
He hastily stepped to the side and made way for him. The red fighter stopped walking and gave out a soft ‘huh’.
Tang Wulin was surprised that the other person called out his name. “You know me?”
The red fighter raised his hand and removed the mask on his face revealing a familiar face. It was the Battle Soul Hall’s branchmaster, Guo Xiaoxu.
Tang Wulin felt elucidated in his heart. No wonder the man could wear a red mask. It turned out that he was the Battle Soul Hall’s branchmaster.
“Branchmaster Guo, hello.”
Guo Xiaoxu smiled. “Why did you come? Where’s your fighter attire? Oh yes, I heard that you’re already a one-word battle armor master, so you can change your attire. Come, this is just the right time for me to upgrade your fighter rank.” He turned around and walked toward the Battle Soul Hall’s operating zone on the side upon saying that.
Tang Wulin hastily followed behind and asked softly, “Branchmaster Guo, why does our Battle Soul Hall seem like it’s very busy?”
Guo Xiaoxu sighed softly. “A very serious incident happened in the Federation. How can we not be busy? After all, our Battle Soul Hall has been responsible for protecting the Federation all along.”
Tang Wulin was stunned. “A serious incident happened?”
Guo Xiaoxu was equally astonished and said, “Don’t you know?”