The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 854 - Tang Sect Combat Vehicle
Chapter 854: Tang Sect Combat Vehicle
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Yellow Four spoke, “I’m a defense-type soul master.”
Satisfied with everyone’s answers, Purple One nodded. Even though the identity of each fighter was kept secret, and soul masters were not allowed to question each other’s ability, at least knowing their area of expertise would be beneficial when working together as a team.
“Very well. Then, Yellow Three, what is the level of your control?”
Tang Wulin answered, “Vine-type control, skilled in Bind that controls the entire area. Also with a certain level of attacking ability.”
Purple One spoke, “Alright, then you shall be our squadron’s master-control soul master for the time being. I’ll be the head of the arrow, Yellow Two, you’ll be healing at the back, while Yellow One is in charge of reconnaissance. Yellow Four’s top priority is protecting Yellow Two and Yellow Three. Understood?”
The members of the group were capable of being yellow fighters because they were all elite. It only took a simple exchange to complete the details of the mission.
“Depart!” Purple One did not waste time with idle talk. At the wave of his huge hand, the five of them left the Battle Soul Hall and boarded the soul car specially prepared by the Tang Sect.
The Tang Sect’s soul car was completely blue. It was said that the color was meant to commemorate the sect’s first ancestor, Tang San. It was no ordinary blue pigment, as the car was able to change color with such precision that it could easily camouflage in numerous situations. Moreover, the car, specially built for the Tang Sect, was also equipped with other types of functions.
Tang Wulin had never seen Tang Sect’s high-tech equipment before, because he had been just a white fighter. Before this, he had only come across the Tang Sect Combat Vehicle’s rate on the exchange list. It was very costly! It was even comparable to rare thousand-year spirit items!
Purple One personally drove them. Tang Wulin soon noticed the advantages of using the Combat Vehicle. It was fast and very stable and, from within, he could not hear any noise from outside. The vehicle was five-seated, so everyone could adjust their own seat into a comfortable position.
Purple One and Yellow One sat in the front while Tang Wulin, Yellow Two and Yellow Four sat in the rear seats. Soon after leaving the Sect’s headquarters, Purple One drove the car onto a highway as they headed straight toward Heaven Dou City.
The ‘Tang’ logo was placed on the front of the Tang Sect Combat Vehicle. Upon reaching the highway, the logo lit up and began making a siren-like sound. Tang Wulin was astonishmed to find that Combat Vehicle continued to accelerate until it was several times faster than a soul train.
The rest of the soul cars on the highway avoided them. They gave way to the vehicle by vacating the innermost lane upon hearing the sound of the siren.
Was this a privilege? Could a soul car really travel that fast?
Tang Wulin was greatly surprised. As a person encountering accidents on a soul train all the time, he would truly appreciate if he could possess a car capable of driving at such speed and with such privilege. It would be easy and convenient for him to travel anywhere.
“Purple One, do we have the privilege of exceeding the speed limit and of having others make way when we drive the Tang Sect Combat Vehicle?” Tang Wulin could not help asking.
Purple One spoke, “What’s on your mind, huh? We’re only allowed to do so when we are performing special missions with the sect’s permission and the federation’s knowledge. Our Tang Sect doesn’t have any privileges.”
‘I see.’ Even though Tang Wulin was slightly disappointed, he thought it was reasonable. After all, there were quite a lot of Tang Sect fighters. If each one was allowed to drive with such privileges, a careless driver could possibly cause a traffic accident. It made more sense that they were only allowed to do so for special missions.
Purple One continued, “However, that’s not always strictly the case. If you were to make special contributions to both the Sect and the Federation, you’ll be awarded the special contribution medal by the Federation that is used together with our Combat Vehicle, and that might grant you some privileges. Of course, this must be formally applied too. I believe there are a few fighters with such vehicles in our Battle Soul Hall. You can check the information database for the specific requirements when you return.”
“Thank you,” Tang Wulin answered. This was a good development! He would give it more consideration after he had gone back and looked into it.
It was possible to possess such privileges at Tang Sect, as in Shrek Academy. At this point, Tang Wulin could not help thinking about his yellow mecha. He should actually upgrade it with his current forging skill. It would be much easier to commute with the mecha.
There were so many things he really wanted to do! He cracked a slight smile thinking about the possibilities open to him.
Purple One was an extremely skilled driver. He could handle the Tang Sect Combat Vehicle at high speed, going even faster than a soul express train as they entered Heaven Dou City.
It was already getting dark. The car slowed down and got off the highway as Purple One drove the car into Heaven Dou City. At the same time, he initiated the Combat Vehicle’s camouflage system, so it instantly turned into an ordinary car and did not appear that conspicuous anymore.
Tang Wulin could not help feeling dispirited upon entering the city. He could see many camps and makeshift shelters on both sides of the road. With his sharp ears, he would occasionally hear crying voices. All sorts of Federation rescue vehicles could be seen everywhere. He could only imagine how catastrophic this terrorist attack had been on Heaven Dou City.
The ancient city that had existed for over twenty thousand years had been ravaged. The Holy Spirit Cult was truly an abomination.
Purple One spoke with a deep voice, “It’s a little late now. Are any of you not trained for night operations?”
No one uttered a word.
“Very well. We shall immediately head to the abandoned factory area to carry out our search. I don’t know how long it will take us to find some clues, so we ought to begin early. Yellow Two, are you alright physically?”
“I’m fine,” Yellow Two answered with a crisp voice. Purple One asked because she was a recovery-type soul master.
Purple One took a glance at the vehicle-mounted navigation system. He turned the steering wheel and drove them onto a path. Not many cars were on it, so the vehicle gradually gained speed as it headed for the suburb.
Tang Wulin closed his eyes to rest. His right hand subconsciously pressed against the yellow fighter’s badge he had just received earlier.
The yellow fighter’s badge could elevate one’s spiritual power to a certain extent, and it had multiple other capabilities such as positioning, locating and low-range radar. With an attached communicator that was connected to the badge’s internal database, it was highly functional despite its small size.
There was a vast difference between yellow rank and white rank when it came to the bearer’s benefits.
If white fighters were described as reserve officers, then yellow fighters were the Battle Soul Hall’s main combat force.
Finally, the Tang Sect Combat Vehicle arrived at a region that was obviously abandoned when the sky had completely darkened. One could see the shadows of the factory buildings from afar.
There was no lighting, so the place appeared desolate and bleak. As soon as the car had driven into the area, one could feel a chilly sensation flooding into one’s chest.
Purple One stopped the Combat Vehicle and spoke softly, “Check your communicator.”
The group of them pressed onto their own badge separately and verified one by one according to the numerical sequence.
“Communication effective. Exit the vehicle,” Purple One instructed and then got out of the car while shutting off all the car lights.
The group left the vehicle in succession. The frosty gloominess felt unusually apparent now.
Purple One looked at his surroundings and said, “Yellow Two, team with Yellow Four. Yellow One, Yellow Three and myself will make up four teams to spread out and search. Immediately report if you make any discovery. Don’t act rashly if you discover an evil soul master. Call out to your teammates first. Remember, prioritize your safety before anything else. Understood?”
It was apparent that the abandoned factory district was huge. Every one of them was given a blueprint. Purple One spread his out and divided the search area, reserving the deepest part for himself.
Purple One waved his hand once at the Tang Sect Combat Vehicle. With a flicker of radiance, the car was placed in the ring on his finger. He then led them as they made their way to the factory.
Tang Wulin had a storage ring of his own. The enormous space inside the ring was enough to store even a mecha, but he had left it in the academy before the military training.
Yellow One swiftly merged into the darkness. Tang Wulin glanced at his map and advanced in his assigned direction.
There was a violet flash in his eyes as he utilized the Purple Demon Eyes to observe his surroundings clearly without the need for any lighting equipment. The Purple Demon Eyes was the Tang Sect technique almost all of their fighters were skilled in.
Purple One did not make a conscious effort to instruct everyone to wear the protective clothing because he was confident in them. Everyone possessed battle armor, and the armor was more useful than any protective clothing.
Tang Wulin did not feel uncomfortable at all. His Golden Dragon King Bloodline was so powerful that ordinarily hazardous substances could not invade his body!
Tang Wulin advanced rapidly. He initiated his yellow badge’s micro-radar function as he was walking and sensing everything in his surroundings.
It was his first time using the micro-radar, which was capable of detecting within a range of one-hundred meters in diameter and use the data to project a three-dimensional image into his Spirit Sea. It was said the design was inspired by the spiritual detection of Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao’s Spirit Eye soul skill. Of course, the detection range was much smaller compared to the Spirit Ice Douluo.