The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 868 - The Soul Emperor — Yue Zhengyu
Chapter 868: The Soul Emperor — Yue Zhengyu
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
While Tang Wulin was achieving breakthroughs, they were not idling either! The Demon Island’s experience had a huge impact on Yue Zhengyu, but he discovered in astonishment that his soul power and even his spiritual power had greatly improved ever since he overcame those ordeals.
A faint divine radiance was emitting from Tang Wulin’s face. He crossed his arms before his chest, then looked at Xie Xie and Yue Zhengyu standing opposite him. The smile on his face grew wider.
Yuanen Yehui and Ye Xinglan were sitting on the side. Yuanen asked Ye Xinglan, “Xinglan, who do you think will win?”
Ye Xinglan had a faint smile on her face. “Are you not rooting for Xie Xie anymore?”
Yuanen Yehui spoke, “Not really. Based on my understanding of them, Xie Xie and Yue Zhengyu would stand a better chance if they were to join forces. After all, they’re in a good position with their cultivation bases and they are familiar with each other’s moves. However, I also understand Wulin well. When he fought against us back in the beginning during his first grade, he had won every battle. He appeared calm, but he was very cunning in reality. He would never fight a battle that he wasn’t confident of winning. He would always shield everybody during the toughest moments. Zhengyu and Xie Xie are not his equals based on their respective powers. Anyway, it’s difficult to tell who’s going to win the battle in the end. In any case, we’re not as familiar with each other ever since our return from the Demon Island, especially with Tang Wulin. After all, he stayed in Star Luo Empire for such a long time and we haven’t heard about his encounters there ever since his return.”
Ye Xinglan smiled and spoke, “We’ll see then. If we were to place a bet, I’d go with Tang Wulin.”
Yuanen Yehui spoke in astonishment, “Why?” She was slightly hesitant, yet she could tell from Ye Xinglan’s expression that she was obviously confident in Tang Wulin.
Ye Xinglan shook her head. “I don’t know why either, but it’s a feeling. Take a close look. Tang Wulin’s aura seems different from before. Xie Xie’s sixth sense is right. As to how different it is, we shall wait and see. Wulin is sparring with them both today, so he’s not doing this for fun.”
“Hmm.” Yuanen Yehui nodded. Their gaze fell upon the arena in unison.
Xu Xiaoyan giggled. “I’ll be the referee. Are you guys ready?”
The hilltop was not considered overly large with a diameter of only three hundred meters. The place was not spacious enough to allow the five-ring Soul King fighters to display their full powers, but it was equipped with a super strong prohibition spell that prevented their energies from getting out of bounds.
Tang Wulin nodded while Xie Xie sniggered. “Big brother, we won’t be merciful! I still remember how hard you hit me until I was blown away when we first met back in the beginning. I bear grudges.”
“Oh?” Tang Wulin looked at him with a spurious smile.
Xie Xie turned his head to the side to look at Yue Zhengyu. Yue Zhengyu gave a humph. “Don’t worry. My intention to triumph over him is much greater than yours. So, don’t hold me back.”
“F*ck!” Xie Xie made an obscene hand gesture at Yue Zhengyu. “I wonder who’s holding whom back. Xiaoyan, we’re ready.”
Xu Xiaoyan smiled and spoke, “Alright. Begin then!” She waved her hand once as she said that.
Yue Zhengyu had already dashed toward Tang Wulin akin to a flying arrow in the next moment following Xiaoyan’s signal. There were no fancy tricks. He was dashing forward by brute force alone with the distance between Xie Xie and himself growing apart immensely.
“Hey, wait for me. Do you even understand what working together means?” Xie Xie was upset, but it was obvious that he was slow in making his move so he fell behind Yue Zhengyu.
When Yue Zhengyu was dashing forth with unprecedented momentum, his soul rings arose from underneath his feet swiftly.
Four purple and two black soul rings. Yes, six soul rings! A total of six rings.
Xu Xiaoyan made a hand gesture of the number six at Tang Wulin earlier.
Twenty-one year old Yue Zhengyu had fully unleashed his power as a prodigy of his generation within a few short years and became a six-ring Soul Emperor powerhouse.
Back at the beginning, in order to protect Xu Xiaoyan, he had launched the naturally endowed Holy Angel’s lineage bloodline known as Sacrifice. He expended a large part of his life energy because of that. In fact, the Holy Angel’s lineage had a special benefit from using Sacrifice. The divine skill Sacrifice enabled them to contemplate the profound meaning of the life flame and the holy flame. Even though a large portion of the life energy was consumed, the Holy Angel’s lineage could benefit by experiencing the Holy Angel lineage’s aura in a shorter period of time to elevate themselves.
The series of tests on the Demon Island made Yue Zhengyu advance by leaps and bounds. Most importantly, he absorbed a massive amount of life energy over there which not only replenished the life energy he consumed when he launched Sacrifice, but also simultaneously enhanced the life energy in his body. This was his inner secret which allowed him to have the courage to challenge Tang Wulin and made him believe that he stood a chance for victory.
Even though Yue Zhengyu had some intense, bad memories on the Demon Island, he was the one with the most gains in his spiritual power and soul power.
Recently, he had finally completed his breakthrough after receiving the approval from Xu Xiaoyan’s family to get married. He attained the rank of Soul Emperor and became a member of the high-ranking soul masters. He was also equipped to possess a two-word battle armor.
The combination of four purple and two black soul rings was of the highest grade available. Dazzling holy flames arose from his body. His first soul ring was illuminated accompanied by the appearance of a pair of pure white feathered wings on his back. Simultaneously, a ray of Holy Light fell upon his body.
The Holy Light was a combination of attack and defense. Yue Zhengyu understood very well that it was utterly useless to attack Tang Wulin with the Holy Light, but it could enhance himself when it was attached to him. His pair of pure white feathered wings was tainted with a golden color in a split second.
The saint sword appeared following that with the shimmering sword’s radiance which made him appear like an angel descending from heaven.
The wings on his back flapped once and Yue Zhengyu, akin to a ray of golden radiance in the sky, arrived at a diagonal spot above Tang Wulin. An enormous angel shadow appeared behind his back as he held the sword with both his hands and stabbed toward Tang Wulin without the slightest reservation.
The stab appeared simple but it was a combination of his first, second, and fourth soul skills. The Angel’s Descent attack was unleashed just a moment before he attacked such that the move was executed to perfection. The attack elevated his fighting capacity by a hundred and twenty percent.
Tang Wulin had not moved ever since Yue Zhengyu launched his attack. He remained standing at the same spot and did not even unleash his martial soul but only smiled as he watched Yue Zhengyu dashing toward him.
It was only when Yue Zhengyu suddenly increased the speed of his flapping wings when Tang Wulin finally showed some signs of astonishment on his face.
A soft “ding” was suddenly heard precisely then.
An illusory dagger appeared before Tang Wulin without any warning and pierced right into his chest. His right chest was hit, but it was not fatal.
A crisp hum was heard during the moment the dagger pierced into his chest. Surprisingly, the dagger could not inch forward at all.
Of course, the dagger did not belong to Yue Zhengyu. The illusory figure condensed ever so slightly to show Xie Xie’s face filled with disbelief.
How was this possible?
While Yue Zhengyu was spreading his wings, his brilliant flames had completely concealed Xie Xie standing behind him. Earlier, Xie Xie had completely fallen behind while Yue Zhengyu sped up suddenly. Xie Xie should not have appeared at this spot no matter how.
Yet, he was the one who completed the attack first. Even though he was only using the Shadow Dragon Dagger, he had attacked with full force piercing forward boldly. All the momentum gathered and attacking power burst forth during the split second when he pierced into Tang Wulin.
However, Xie Xie felt as if his Shadow Dragon Dagger had pierced into a lofty mountain such that he could not move forward at all.
One could not help thinking that Xie Xie and Yue Zhengyu worked together very well. However, just when everyone thought that Yue Zhengyu attacked first, it was Xie Xie who was ahead in the attack.
In fact, Xie Xie never thought that he could succeed with one attack, but it was enough as long as his attack was capable of attracting Tang Wulin’s attention and destroyed his defense and attack rhythm. Yue Zhengyu’s follow-up attack would arrive in the next moment.
Yet, he had not expected that Tang Wulin did not have the slightest intention to block his attack. His Shadow Dragon Dagger did not even cause any harm to Tang Wulin.
He understood when he saw Tang Wulin crack a smile. Tang Wulin did not fail to sense his presence. On the contrary, Tang Wulin was not even planning to defend himself.
It was at this moment when Tang Wulin made his move. His right foot stamped against the ground abruptly. A low rumble of the dragon’s roar accompanied by a terrifying earthquake made the entire surroundings within thirty meters appear to collapse.
It was the Golden Dragon Shakes the Earth!
Yet, was this still the original Golden Dragon Shakes the Earth?