The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 881 - Qiangu Dongfeng
Chapter 881: Qiangu Dongfeng
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The remaining six monsters inside the deep pit were already half-buried by the rubble. However, most of the shockwave did not reach the ground.
At the edge of her field of vision, Ye Xinglan was the only one who could see a silver orb of light suddenly burst out and flew away in the final moments before the explosion ended. The ball of light vanished without a trace.
It had ended. It seemed that this was truly the end of everything. The terrifying explosion had finally ended.
Ye Xinglan swept away the earth beside her. She was the first one to leap up. She then pulled everyone else out of the mound.
A crying sound was heard as Xu Xiaoyan could no longer suppress the sadness within her. She burst into tears, and Yue Zhengyu quickly pulled her into his embrace.
Ye Xinglan’s expression was very grim as she lowered her voice and said, “Now is not the time to cry. We don’t have the right. The Pavilion Master paid with his life and gave us a chance to live. Tang Wulin blocked the attacks of the fixed soul ammunition with his body. We must live on for Shrek. We’re already the last seeds. We’re the Shrek Seven Monsters. We must shoulder the heavy burden of avenging Shrek. Come with me.”
As she said this, she turned around and ran swiftly toward the wall of the deep abyss.
Yuanen Yehui carried Yali in her arms and followed closely behind her.
Xie Xie gritted his teeth and followed beside her. Xu Lizhi’s chubby face was slightly twisted, and his lips were pursed tightly together.
Xu Xiaoyan wiped her tears away. Following Yue Zhengyu, she followed behind everyone else.
They could not give in to sadness. They had no rights to be sad. When they were faced with a great calamity, their highest priority was to live on. For themselves, for Shrek Academy, and for the Tang Sect.
There was no way that Ye Xinglan could be that calm. How could she not be in pain? However, Tang Wulin’s fate was unknown after he rescued his companions. He was nowhere to be found, and she could not let his sacrifice be in vain. She had to bring her friends out of this place. First, they must survive, for only by that would they have a chance.
The training on Demon Island gave them stronger willpower than the average person. That was the reason they did not break down under such crushing pain. As long as they lived, Shrek would still have its seeds, and by extension, the possibility of revival.
“Crunch!” The crystal cup fell onto the floor and shattered into pieces.
The speaker was pale as the blood drained from his face.
“Shrek City was completely obliterated by two Godkiller-ranked fixed soul ammunitions? Shrek Academy was completely annihilated?” His body was trembling uncontrollably.
Since he held a high office, he should have stayed extremely calm. However, how could he stay calm at this moment?
He knew full well what the destruction of Shrek City meant. Even though he had wished to completely control Shrek City, he never considered destroying the best academy on the continent which had a twenty thousand year legacy.
Although Shrek Academy was neutral, it was doubtlessly protecting the continent. It was truly the central pillar of the Douluo Continent.
Moreover, Shrek Academy had graduates all over the world. If the academy was destroyed by the two Godkillers, which should have been heavily guarded by Congress, there was no way that they could shirk off the responsibility. Not only would his official career be at an end, but also the entire Federal Congress, maybe even the entire continent, would be in chaos.
“Investigate! Investigate the Godkillers now! Go!”
The speaker managed to calm himself down somewhat as he relayed a series of orders. Even if he knew that all this would not be of any help. Shrek City’s destruction would put the most pressure in all the land squarely on his shoulders.
“Why? Why?! Tell me why?!” Heavenly Phoenix Douluo Leng Yaozhu’s eyes were bloodshot. Her ladylike hands slammed loudly onto the console table in front of her. The highly durable console table, which was made of various alloys, instantly turned into fine powder.
A middle-aged man stood behind the console table. He was big, tall and had handsome features. He had a high nose bridge and slightly small eyes. A powerful imposing aura emanated from him.
His brows furrowed as he looked at Leng Yaozhu with her bloodshot eyes. “Yaozhu, calm down. This incident was truly too sudden. I’m also at a loss. As for how it happened, we’ll have to wait until the investigations are complete.”
“Qiangu Dongfeng, do you take me for a three-year-old? Do you think I’m unaware as to what kind of a person you are? Even if the Holy Spirit Cult had powerful methods, it’s not possible for them to obtain Godkillers that easily. How could they transport that amount of fixed soul ammunition into Shrek City? How could all this be possible without your support from behind the scenes? Was this you? Was it you?!”
As she said this, Leng Yaozhu raised her hand and pointed at the Spirit Pagoda Master. She thrust her finger at this great power of the generation, Qiangu Dongfeng, who was equally famous as the Atlas Douluo, as she howled furiously.
Qiangu Dongfeng’s expression turned grim, “Zhuyao, you’re my deputy Spirit Pagoda Master. How could you support outsiders instead of your own people? Moreover, how could this have anything to do with me? Have you forgotten that our founder, Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao was a member of his generation’s Shrek Seven Monsters? We have no quarrel with Shrek Academy. Why would we harm them? Besides, do you think that I have absolute control of everything here?”
When he said this, his tone became slightly gentler, “Zhuyao, this incident happened too suddenly. I’m also in a terrible fix and at a total loss. Who would have thought that the Holy Spirit Cult would be bold enough to pull off such a feat? To go so far as to directly attack Shrek Academy and the Tang Sect headquarters. Do you think that the strengthening of the Holy Spirit Cult would benefit us? I can only be the fox who’s sad at the death of the hare. The thing that we must tend to now is to recover the dead and help the wounded, all while searching for the traces of the Holy Spirit Cult, and fight against them with all our might. I know that Yun Ming’s death is a heavy blow to you. I’m very sorry for that, but we must handle this incident calmly.”
“Calmly? How am I supposed to be calm?” Leng Yaozhu’s breathing was clearly ragged, “Qiangu Dongfeng, if I ever find that you had anything to do with this, I’ll fight you with everything I’ve got, even if it’s the last thing I do!” After she said this, Leng Yaozhu turned on her heel and left, leaving behind the grim-faced Spirit Pagoda Master.
Qiangu Dongfeng’s looked on bitterly as he watched Leng Yaozhu leave. Of course, he knew why she would suspect him. He had been pursuing Leng Yaozhu for many years, but Leng Yaozhu had never given up on that Yun Ming. Even when Yun Ming married Holy Spirit Douluo Yali, she still did not forget about him. She never married after so many years.
All this time, the Spirit Pagoda and Shrek Academy had been growing apart. Part of the reason was this convoluted relationship between their members.
“Pagoda Master.” A side door slid open. An average-looking but extremely pithy middle-aged man walked out quickly to Qiangu Dongfeng’s side.
“What’s the situation?”
“Shrek Academy is completely destroyed, there are no survivors. It’s said that the current Shrek Seven Monsters were also inside the academy. Yun Ming had forfeited his semi-god status at the final moment and gained temporary godly strength which he used to negate most of the destructive power from the two Godkillers and saved half the population of Shrek City. However, as the center of the explosion, there were no survivors in Shrek Academy and the Tang Sect headquarters. They even fired another rank-9 fixed soul ammunition in Shrek Academy’s direction as the final sweep. But the Holy Spirit Cult had also suffered great losses this time.”
“In order to activate two Godkillers, they had sacrificed nearly twenty Soul Douluo-ranked evil soul masters, and hundreds of middle-ranked evil soul masters. Yun Ming’s attack before his demise had also destroyed their World Destroyer Skull. Other than the Holy Spirit Cult’s cult master, who fled, a total of eight Title Douluos from the Holy Spirit Cult were killed. It can be said that they were injured in their sinews or bones.”
Qiangu Donfeng squinted his eyes slightly. Surprisingly, he displayed a satisfied expression. “Very good. As expected, Yun Ming didn’t disappoint me. Even though the Holy Spirit Cult had hidden for ten thousand years, amassed their strengths, and plotted against Shrek Academy for such a long time, they still paid a dear price in the end. Suffering losses on both sides was the best outcome of the situation. You may go and follow the original plan. Organize a team of experts from the Pagoda and search for the remnants of the Holy Spirit Cult. Once found, kill them without reservations. Now is the time for us to clearly display the flag of our stand. The complete destruction of Shrek Academy will inevitably lead to the dissolving of Congress under the pressure from the people. We must seize this opportunity to fight for more seats in Congress.”
“The Pagoda Master is intelligent. We can kill many birds with one stone.” A certain admiration was displayed in the middle-aged man’s eyes.
Qiangu Dongfeng eyed him coldly, “What do you mean ‘killing many birds with one stone’? We’ve done nothing. I see no joy in the destruction of Shrek Academy.”
The middle-aged man understood immediately and hastily nodded as he said, “Yes, we’re also very sorry for what happened to Shrek Academy.”
“Mmm, go. I’ll send out a Spirit Pagoda wanted circular after this and put all evil soul masters on the wanted list. I trust that you know how to cooperate. Remember, do not leave any trail behind. At the same time, have someone keep an eye on the whereabouts of the vice Pagoda Master. Don’t let her cause any trouble.”
The middle-aged man left the room. Qiangu Dongfeng walked to the bed. Slightly squinting, he looked at the faraway clouds outside the window. He seemed to be lost in thought.