The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 857 - Valiance
Chapter 857: Valiance
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Tang Wulin immediately tossed out the Golden Dragon Spear before urging the Golden Dragon Flies to the side of the giant skull as he flung his right hand brazenly.
Five streams of dark golden, seven-meter long blade radiances flashed once as the radiances pounded into the giant skull. Scraping and shattering noises were heard simultaneously. The green radiance dissipated at once as countless flames shot out intensely.
Tang Wulin crossed his arms to protect himself as the golden radiance enshrouded his body. He somersaulted backward landing on the ground. He waved his right hand once to conjure a stream of golden radiance that shot forward before returning to his hand like a boomerang. It was the Golden Dragon Spear which had rendered its outstanding performance earlier.
Let alone Yellow One, Yellow Two, and Yellow Four, even Purple One was stunned from witnessing the present scene.
The entire episode only took two breaths from the moment when Tang Wulin had an outburst until he crushed the skull. The skull that had given them much trouble was finally shattered. It was simply unbelievable.
“Go, quick!” Tang Wulin shouted aloud to jolt his comrades out of their daze. They immediately reacted and quickly dashed out from the factory zone together with him.
The terrifying, overbearing force vanished as soon as they exited the factory. There was no enemy chasing after them either.
Purple One flung his hand and out shot the Tang Sect Combat Vehicle. He took the lead and leaped into the vehicle while the rest jumped into the vehicle in succession. He stepped on the accelerator to its maximum as he drove them at full speed back to where they came from.
In the factory district.
A figure emerged silently from afar. He appeared to be a middle-aged man over forty with seven soul rings shimmering on his body. He had two yellow, two purple, and three black soul rings. His right hand was holding a pitch black staff with a light orb which appeared as a mist of green light floating on top of the staff.
His expression was unpleasant and gloomy.
“He broke my Devil Devour Skull. I’m afraid that the people from Tang Sect will be coming soon. We can’t handle everything for we must leave immediately after we’ve collected all the grieving souls here.”
“Yes!” A large stretch of skulls which were densely arranged flew up from around him. Each skull was shimmering with green flames in its eye sockets. These skulls which were much smaller than the giant skull flew out rapidly in all directions.
The Tang Sect Combat Vehicle drove at high speed. The group’s battle armors were gradually retracted into their bodies accompanied by streams of radiances.
Yellow Four could not help staring at Tang Wulin in surprise. “Yellow Three, how did you do that? The attack earlier was simply amazing. The skull exploded into pieces at one go. Oh my god, you’re truly impressive.”
Tang Wulin spoke, “It’s not that I’m impressive, it’s just that the skull wasn’t as powerful as you imagined.”
Purple One had just completed his report to the headquarters. The communications signal had returned to normal upon leaving the factory district. He could not help turning around upon hearing Tang Wulin’s words and asked, “Tell us what happened.”
Tang Wulin answered, “When the sobbing sounds appeared, we hadn’t spotted any signs of life. This indicated the sounds weren’t produced by a life form. I’ve recently witnessed some peculiar situations. Thus, I made a bold guess that the sobbing sounds were probably made by vengeful spirits within the factory.”
“Judging by our mission, the target factory was involved in a major hazardous substance leakage incident so there was bound to be a lot of fatalities. Those innocent victims who were accidentally killed could have become vengeful spirits. These vengeful spirits were supposed to perish naturally but they could exist for a longer period of time if someone were to manipulate their existence intentionally, such as evil soul masters!”
“Thus, I made a bold speculation that those were vengeful spirits when we couldn’t determine the source of the sobbing sound. It was probably the vengeful spirits of those people who died in the factory earlier. The illusion that appeared later could have been triggered by the vengeful spirits.”
“One would require an enormous amount of spiritual power to control the vengeful spirits. We couldn’t tell where our enemy was hiding. In order to leave the tight encirclement, we had to disrupt the enemy’s control of the vengeful spirits. Hence, I used the sound soul skill of mine. The raging roar’s dual sonic and spiritual shocking effects made the vengeful spirits lose control momentarily such that we could escape from the place. Although the giant skull has a powerful attacking ability, I noticed that there was a lot of radiance which was similar to the vengeful spirits which scared us gathering underneath the skull. Hence, I made a wild guess that the source of the giant skull’s energy was most likely from the vengeful spirits in the factory. If my guess was right, then the enemy hiding in the dark corner was possibly not as powerful as we had imagined for he was only relying on the vengeful spirits in the factory to become so powerful.”
Tang Wulin paused for a moment before he continued, “If he wasn’t that powerful, then the skull which he unleashed would naturally be flawed in its defense as well. I used this knowledge to launch an attack. As expected, it was easily destroyed after the channeling of the vengeful spirits was halted. My guess was confirmed when no one chased after us after we left that place. The enemy was certainly not that powerful. He wasn’t a worthy opponent outside of the factory.”
The people in the Tang Sect Combat Vehicle became silent after listening to Tang Wulin’s analysis.
After a long while, Purple One who was driving the vehicle spoke slowly, “Did you truly enter the same factory as us?” It was obvious that his voice sounded rather bitter.
He was the mission’s captain, yet he did not discover the enemy’s true purpose and made a proper judgment of the situation when they were confronted by danger. If it were not for Tang Wulin’s correct hunch and his heroic effort to turn the tide during the crucial moments, they would possibly still be trapped in that place.
Yellow One, Yellow Two, and Yellow Four were also looking at Tang Wulin as if he were a monster.
His fighting capacity was impressive, but his analytical ability was even more incredible.
Tang Wulin scratched his head. He did not think it was anything out of the ordinary. In fact, it felt quite normal for him. Why were his teammates in awe of him?
He was unaware that he had changed into a different person after undergoing the special training on Demon Island which included his ability to observe, react to emergencies, and make quick decisions. He had far exceeded the abilities of any ordinary person and even the Tang Sect fighters. The extraordinary ability which he had unintentionally revealed was enough to shock his teammates.
The Tang Sect Combat Vehicle stopped after it was driven into the city. They waited for the arrival of reinforcements. It did not take long before two black fighters appeared silently.
The two black fighters looked at Tang Wulin approvingly before they vanished into the night.
“So, what are we going to do now?” Yellow One asked Purple One.
Purple One replied, “We shall wait here for the result. At the same time, we can also check if our mission is completed. Everyone can rest for a while in the car if you’re tired. I’ll be on watch.”
While he was a little envious of Tang Wulin’s ability, he also felt guilty. If it were not for Tang Wulin’s resolute effort to turn the tide, they would have suffered a great loss this time. Moreover, they could have been annihilated. If that were the case, he could not absolve himself from being accountable as the captain.
Tang Wulin walked toward Purple One and was about to say something when Purple One shook his head at Tang Wulin. “I’m fine. There’s no need to console me. I’m very glad to have a teammate like you. Also, I realize that we’re still lacking in many areas to fight the evil soul masters. I’ll work hard to compensate for the inadequacies when I return to the headquarters.”
Tang Wulin gave him a thumbs up for he had proven himself to be a fighter!
There were a few reasons that resulted in Purple One’s failure to react to the emergency situation today. One was because it happened abruptly, while the other was his lack of understanding of the evil soul masters. In addition to the fact that he was not a calm person, he also lacked the experience to fight the evil soul masters.