The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 853 - Terrorist Attack
Chapter 853: Terrorist Attack
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Tang Wulin gave a forced smile and said, “My companions and I have just returned from the academy’s military training. I don’t even have the time to go back to the academy before I came here. So, I won’t know what happened!”
Guo Xiaoxu took a glance at him and spoke with a deep voice, “Ten days ago, there was a terrorist attack in Heaven Dou City. Many people were killed. Heaven Dou City’s administrative office was levelled to the ground. The public announcement was that over a thousand people were killed. In reality, there were more than four thousand dead and over ten thousand casualties.”
“Oh?” Tang Wulin’s mouth was wide open in surprise.
Heaven Dou City?
He could still remember vividly that the chief executive was Sister Mo Lan’s father. Heaven Dou City was under a terrorist attack. Furthermore, there were so many fatalities?
“Then how about the chief executive of Heaven Dou City?” Tang Wulin hastily inquired.
Guo Xiaoxu sighed. “He was sacrificed on duty. The attack was too sudden with no warning signs. A total of sixty rank-5 fixed soul ammunitions were detonated at different places of Heaven Dou City and caused massive chaos in the city. Then, a fighter aircraft appeared out of nowhere in the sky above Heaven Dou City’s Administrative Office and released a rank-9 fixed soul ammunition which resulted in the heaviest casualties. The incident shocked the entire Federation. The Federation was now in a rank-1 state of alert and has despatched a large number of staff to investigate the incident. Our Tang Sect’s Battle Soul Hall received a call for assistance from the Federation’s War God Hall to work with them and join in the investigation.”
Tang Wulin took a deep breath as fear enveloped him upon hearing Guo Xiaoxu’s words. The incident happened so suddenly, and it was such a catastrophe! This prompted him to think about the Northsea Army Corps’ stolen ammunitions. So, he hastily described his discovery at the Northsea Army Corps’ base.
Guo Xiaoxu frown grew more serious as he listened to Tang Wulin. “We have yet to receive this information. It seems like the army is covering up the incident. I’m afraid the theft at the Northsea Army Corps’ fixed soul ammunition warehouse wasn’t a one-off incident! It’s absolutely a massive catastrophe if a large amount of fixed soul ammunitions were channeled externally.”
Tang Wulin spoke, “Do we know which organization is responsible?”
Guo Xiaoxu spoke, “We already knew. The Holy Spirit Cult announced that it was responsible for the attack.”
Tang Wulin clenched his fists tightly. “The Holy Spirit Cult again.”
He had encountered this evil soul master’s sect more than once. It had been a narrow escape for Tang Wulin. He did not expect to hear of the Holy Spirit Cult so soon. Moreover, the Holy Spirit Cult was more aggressive now.
Guo Xiaoxu spoke, “For the past six months, the Holy Spirit Cult launched a number of terrorist attacks in a haphazard manner and caused tremendous losses. When the attacks first began, the Federation attempted to suppress the news with great effort. However, they could no longer cover up anymore when a large scale attack such as this took place. I don’t expect the Federation to be so calm when it’s already corrupted to such an extent.”
When he heard the dissatisfaction and rage in his voice, Tang Wulin asked, “Branchmaster Guo, are you saying these terrorist attacks are related to the Federation itself?”
Guo Xiaoyu laughed coldly. “Of course. How many evil soul masters are there in the Holy Spirit Cult? Do you think they can grow so strong in such a short time without some higher authority’s support? There is no doubt that someone is behind the attacks, only that we don’t know whether the person is from the Holy Spirit Cult itself or someone outside who controls the Holy Spirit Cult. There is certainly a group of people behind the Holy Spirit Cult who we must find as soon as possible. Otherwise, there will only be more fear. Fortunately, we found out from you today that something happened at the army or else we wouldn’t have known.”
The procedure to become a yellow fighter from a white fighter was quite simple. Tang Wulin displayed his one-word battle armor with Guo Xiaoxu’s support. He was immediately upgraded to his new fighter rank, and he subsequently changed into a yellow fighter’s black robes and yellow mask. He immediately felt at ease after donning the robes as he would not be chased out of the Battle Soul Hall anymore.
“Wulin, follow me.” Guo Xiaoxu brought Tang Wulin along as they returned to the Battle Soul Hall once again.
“Our Battle Soul Hall took over many missions from the Federation. We are searching for the Holy Spirit Cult based on the information received. You have combat experiences with the Holy Spirit Cult, so I think you should join some of the missions. This will be good training for you too. Well? Are you willing to join a reconnoitre squadron?”
Tang Wulin replied without the slightest hesitation, “It’s my duty.”
He loathes the Holy Spirit Cult to his bones. In addition, the Holy Spirit Cult launched a terrorist attack that killed so many innocent people. It would be a meritorious deed to eliminate evil.
Guo Xiaoxu soon completed the arrangements for Tang Wulin to join a reconnoitre squadron of five people. The squadron was led by a purple fighter with four other yellow fighters including Tang Wulin.
Purple fighters were two-word battle armor masters while a yellow fighter only had a one-word battle armor master’s cultivation base according to the Battle Soul Hall’s internal system. Even though there were only a few purple fighters, their fighting capacity was rather impressive.
Tang Wulin was surprised to learn that the fighter point was doubled for the reconnoitre mission due to the urgency of the matter being related to the Holy Spirit Cult.
This was a beneficial event because the fighter points could be used to exchange for all sorts of resources from the Battle Soul Hall. The resources included various kinds of rare and precious materials as well as the Tang Sect Techniques.
It was rare for ordinary Tang Sect disciples to exchange heaven and earth treasures of ten-thousand years. Even a thousand-year heaven and earth treasure was considered highly valuable. The Battle Soul Hall was the largest concentrate of resources for Tang Sect. In any case, the Tang Sect points could not be used as only fighter points were acccepted.
After all, the Battle Soul Hall’s fighters were the true core of Tang Sect.
Tang Wulin was not concerned about breaking through the ninth layer of the Golden Dragon King Seal at present. He would need resources of astronomical figures to break through to the Golden Dragon King Seal later in the future. Not only did he require heaven and earth treasures of ten-thousand years and above, he would also need it in extremely large quantities. Just three or four types would not make the cut.
Even though he was considered a blacksmith close to saint craftsman rank, he still felt the pressure.
He would need to cultivate anyhow and could not focus all his energy on forging in exchange for money. There was no doubt that the fastest way was to complete the Tang Sect fighter’s mission.
How could he miss such a great opportunity for double points?
Tang Wulin and his squadron were assigned the mission to investigate an abandoned factory in Heaven Dou City’s western suburbs. They would need to find clues and traces of the Holy Spirit Cult to complete the mission. According to trustworthy sources, the Holy Spirit Cult’s people had been seen around the area.
The abandoned factory was used to produced rare metals in the past. It was extremely huge, but it was abandoned later due to an explosion that resulted in large amounts of hazardous substances being leaked which polluted the land. The authorities did not have any solution to clean up the pollution. So, the land had been left unused until now.
Hence, they had to put on protective gear to shield them from the hazardous substances after they embarked on the mission. Naturally, the ability of a soul master to resist hazardous substances far exceeded an ordinary person.
The purple fighter leader stood at the front as he looked toward the four yellow fighters including Tang Wulin and spoke, “Begin the operation immediately. Check your communicator later. My code name for this operation is Purple One. The rest of you will be Yellow One, Yellow Two, Yellow Three, and Yellow Four respectively.”
He pointed to the four people while he was saying that. Tang Wulin found it amusing that he was assigned the number three again. He had an affinity to the number three, the only difference now being his initial White Three had become Yellow Three.
“Let’s get to know each other briefly. I’m an assault-type soul master, how about all of you?” Purple One asked.
Yellow One spoke, “I’m an agility-type soul master.”
Yellow Two spoke, “I’m a recovery-type soul master.” The person sounded like a young female. A recovery-type soul master capable of becoming a one-word battle armor master at a young age was apparently no ordinary being.
Tang Wulin spoke, “Assault control-type soul master.”