The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 855 - Wasted Trip?
Chapter 855: Wasted Trip?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The micro-radar came with a heat detector that was especially effective in detecting living things, making it very convenient.
Tang Wulin turned on the radar and kept his soul power infused. A tthree-dimensionalimage of the area within a range of one hundred meters immediately appeared in his mind. His surroundings were all shabby factories and facilities, and it felt extremely bleak and desolate.
It was described as searching, but Tang Wulin would actually only need to walk around the factory and rely on the micro-radar to complete the basic search.
Tang Wulin advanced swiftly while he controlled his soul power to seal his pores and aura simultaneously, allowing him to move agilely and make as little noise as possible.
Tang Wulin picked up the Silent skill from Old Demon Blight on Demon Island. The most important part about sneaking into a place was to ensure that the enemy had no way to discover him. Old Demon Blight’s skill was extremely sophisticated. Not only was he capable of silencing his breath, he was also capable of manipulating his soul power and destruction energy, fusing them together until his body temperature could be concealed. He could even avoid being detected by a heat sensor.
Tang Wulin was applying what he had learned. Even if someone was to use all sorts of detectors right now, there was no way for anyone to discover him after he had completely sealed his breath, soul power and altered his body temperature.
Old Demon Blight told Tang Wulin that everyone only had one life to live, so he would need to be most vigilant at all times to confront possible threats. There was no time for regret when a mistake happened, because he would already be dead.
Tang Wulin remembered especially clearly of all the Demons’ teachings, due to the many kinds of torment he faced there. Thus, he used the Silent skill and was concealing himself as much as possible as he advanced soundlessly. He was even using his soul power to minimize the signature of the micro-radar’s energy fluctuation.
Tang Wulin was the fastest at learning the Silent skill among the Shrek Seven Monsters because his spiritual power was the strongest. His Spirit Abyss-ranked spiritual power allowed him to have the precise controls necessary to complete the skill.
Tang Wulin quickly searched a large area, but there was nothing to be found. There was not even an insect or pest of any kind in the place, perhaps due to the hazardous materials. It was genuinely dead silent.
“Inner zone search is complete. All clear,” a voice echoed from the communicator in his ear.
“East zone search is complete. All clear,” followed Yellow One.
Tang Wulin pressed onto his communicator and spoke, “West zone search is complete. All clear.”
Yellow Two’s voice sounded, “Searching south zone now.”
Purple One spoke, “Yellow One, Yellow Three, both of you head to south zone to rendezvous with Yellow Two and Yellow Four. I’ll search the north zone before rejoining all of you.”
As captain, Purple One naturally undertook a heavier workload than everybody else. This was the Battle Soul Hall’s rule that everybody could naturally execute.
Tang Wulin advanced toward the south zone swiftly, relying on the yellow badge’s positioning device to locate Yellow Two and Yellow Four. Yellow One arrived one step earlier than him because agility-type soul masters would always be slightly faster.
“It looks like there’s nothing here!” Yellow One spoke with slight disappointment.
According to this mission’s criteria, one must discover something before the mission was considered complete. Otherwise, one could only score one-third of the reward promised.
Yellow Two smiled. “I hope that Purple One will bring us good news.”
“Hmm.” Tang Wulin could only nod.
He was frowning ever so slightly under his mask. Even though he found nothing in his search earlier, he had had a feeling that something was not right the whole time. He had fought evil soul masters on numerous occasions, and he was highly perceptive. He sensed that there was an unseen force in the factory that made him very uneasy.
It had not taken long before a figure confronted them. Tang Wulin and his teammates instinctively got into a defensive formation while examining their badges.
It was Purple One.
Purple One’s body moved in a flash. “All clear. The abandoned factory is completely empty. The heat sensors aren’t detecting anything either.”
Yellow One spoke, “So what do we do? Was this a waste of time?”
Purple One considered for a moment. “It seems like this is it. Logically, the evil soul masters should have retreated to a distant location after launching an attack on this scale. They wouldn’t be staying near Heaven Dou City anymore. Anyway, the army already searched this place, and they also didn’t find anything.”
Frustrated, Yellow Two sighed softly. Yellow Four did not speak and neither did Tang Wulin.
Purple One pondered for a moment before he said, “Alright, let’s withdraw. We can’t remain here for no reason. Our search using the fighter’s badge is extremely reliable. If the badge’s micro radar didn’t manage to pick up anything, then it’s difficult for us to discover anything more even if we were to stay here. We must return first before we discuss any further.”
“Boohoo…” a soft weeping sound suddenly echoed at that exact moment.
At once, the five fighters reacted to the sound, looking toward the direction where the crying was coming from. The sobbing that suddenly echoed within the abandoned factory in the pitch black night made the hairs on the back of their necks stand up immediately.
Tang Wulin was the calmest one because he had seen way too many dubious situations on the Demon Island.
“Who’s there?” Purple One shouted sternly while initiating the micro-radar on his fighter’s badge. He was astonished that there was no trace of any life form at all within his micro-radar’s over three hundred-meter range.
“Boohoo…” the sobbing sound continued.
Tang Wulin frowned ever so slightly as if he suddenly recalled something.
Soon after, the mournful noise was heard loudly from all around as if countless people were crying. The crying echoed and made the surrounding factories seemed to become disturbed as well. Shadows overlapped at once while those abandoned facilities seemed to become alive and were swaying gently.
“Be careful, everyone!” Purple One shouted in a deep voice while unleashing his martial soul. A total of seven soul rings arose from underneath his feet. Tang Wulin was surprised to learn that he was a seven-ringed Soul Sage.
There was no doubt that the Battle Soul Hall was extremely cautious when it came to arranging missions. Every fighter was precious to the Hall. Hence, even though they were only a reconnaissance squadron, they were paired with a seven-ringed Soul Sage battle armor master. Being both a seven-ringed Soul Sages as well as a two-word battle armor master made him capable of possessing power that exceeded an ordinary Title Douluo, so he could easily handle whatever perilous situation came his way.
Yellow One, Yellow Two and Yellow Four each unleashed their five-ringed martial souls. Yellow Four retreated to the rear, with her back against Yellow Two. Yellow One and Tang Wulin stood on either side while Purple One stood at the front and forming a standard cross-combat formation.
Tang Wulin also unleashed his two yellow and three purple soul rings. His five soul rings appeared slightly different from the rest of the three yellow fighters.
It was the Disguise skill! Perhaps it should be called the Soul Ring Disguise skill that originated from Old Demon Nightmare.
The most direct manner for soul masters to identify each other’s power was by looking at the color and quantity of their soul rings. Different colors represented different cultivation bases while soul rings also clearly revealed a soul master’s strength or weakness.
Because of this, Old Demon Nightmare passed on the Disguise skill to Tang Wulin which allowed him to fuse together, control and warp a person’s field of vision through his spiritual and destructive power. In other words, the radiance emitted from his soul rings was refracted making the others see them as having different colors.
The Disguise skill was ineffective in actual combat, but it was very useful, especially after Tang Wulin acquired the strange green-gold soul ring from Nature’s Child.
He appeared no different from an ordinary soul master.
“Boohoo… Boohoo… Boohoo…” The sobbing sound was growing more and more bitter. One could not help shivering upon hearing it.