The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 893 - Reward for Burying Dragons
Chapter 893: Reward for Burying Dragons
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Everything was like an illusion. Tang Wulin wished to reach out for it, but it was beyond his grasp.
“Oh!…” the sound of his own scream startled Tang Wulin awake, and he suddenly sat up with Gu Yue by his side.
“Father, Father!” Gu Yue hastily grabbed his hand.
Tang Wulin panted violently and then rapidly took in his surroundings.
He was still in the forest, but the Hell Demon Dragon King had already vanished without a trace.
He took a few deep breaths to calm his frantic emotions, and he gradually relaxed. He immediately realized that both he and Gu Yue were still alive. It must have been related to the seven-colored glow that his bracelet had unleashed earlier.
He assumed that the Hell Demon Dragon King ran away in fear after she was startled by the bracelet’s radiance.
Tang Wulin lowered his head and looked at his wrist. The bracelet remained hanging on his wrist quietly with the seven-colored jewel faintly shining. There did not appear to be any change at all.
Yet for some reason, it seemed to have formed a peculiar bond with Tang Wulin. He could not tell what it was, but something was indeed different.
“Thank you. Thank you for saving Gu Yue and me,” Tang Wulin spoke from the bottom of his heart. He was aware that this was the reward given by those dragon bones from the Dragon Clan’s graveyard.
He spent a thousand days burying dragon bones but he had never thought of gaining anything from the experience. However, the Dragon Clan gave him such a precious gift, though he had yet to understand what the significance of this crystal jewel was.
Unhindered by soul beasts, the path they were on should be easier. Tang Wulin could not help holding Gu Yue’s hand tightly as he looked at her anxious face by his side. “I’m fine. Don’t worry. Let’s go.”
Gu Yue nodded. “You almost scared me to death. A few more people came earlier. They said something baffling that I don’t understand. Then, they left.”
A few people? It was Tang Wulin’s turn to be shocked. A few people came over here? Were they soul beasts?
All of them could not possibly be from the Dragon Clan. On the other hand, his bracelet did not have a hypnotic effect on soul beasts outside of the Dragon Clan. He would say it was a miracle that they survived safely.
“Let’s go quick. We must leave this forest as soon as possible. It’s too dangerous here.” Tang Wulin abruptly placed Gu Yue onto his back as he spoke, then he leaped into the air, going in his chosen direction at full speed.
His maximum speed march was extremely swift due to his cultivation base and the guidance of his Bluesilver Emperor martial soul. The complicated topography and variety of plants in the forest did not have any effect on him.
Tang Wulin was slightly astonished that they did not encounter any more soul beasts along the way. For the next two days, there was no attack from any of them at all. It seemed like they were just strolling in an ordinary forest.
Tang Wulin was even feeling like he was in a trance. Was this truly the core of the Great Star Dou Forest? Yet every time he looked at the Emerald Demon Bird perching on Gu Yue’s shoulder, he knew for certain that he was not dreaming. They were genuinely on the inside of this Great Star Dou Forest.
Slowing down, Tang Wulin was suddenly on alert as he walked. He could finally see the end of the forest in the distance within his visual field provided by the plants.
Tang Wulin was taken aback by the sight at the end of the forest in the distance.
It was a wall. A wall made from metal.
There was a wall of metal situated right outside this Great Star Dou Forest. It’s height was over three hundred meters, making it much higher than the tallest trees in the area. Moreover, Tang Wulin discovered that the area one hundred meters above the forest was covered in an almost transparent barrier as he looked toward the sky above the metal wall.
Tang Wulin first thought of the words ‘prisoner’s cage’ when he saw all of this.
The core of the Great Star Dou Forest once bred the most powerful soul beasts, yet it had been turned into a massive prisoner’s cage now?
No one truly understood the situation over here because it was seen as the Spirit Pagoda’s forbidden territory.
Sorrow surged from the bottom of Tang Wulin’s heart out of nowhere. The final untouched land for the soul beasts had already become a cage set up by the Spirit Pagoda.
He had studied history as well. According to the records, Holy Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao founded the Spirit Pagoda organization back in those years with the goal of peaceful coexistence between mankind and soul beasts!
On the other hand, the reality displayed before his eyes was quite different. Mankind’s technological advancement was truly too rapid. Human powerhouses relied on battle armor, and they could already completely dominate the strongest soul beast. Even humanity itself was suffering from the terrifying lethality caused by modern technology.
Soul master was once the number one profession on the continent. It was the most prestigious field made up of the most powerful people.
Since the battles of ancient times, it was proven that the party with the most powerful soul masters was already halfway to victory in combat.
Yet a soul master’s individual strength had already begun to diminish following the recent developments of soul technology, as shown by the complete annihilation of Shrek Academy.
Shrek Academy had so many Title Douluos and a Hyper Douluo, so it would have been impossible to destroy the academy if this were to have happened ten thousand years ago. Yet two most horrifying rank-12 fixed soul ammunitions in the entire human world brought a calamitous catastrophe without any advanced detection.
Even Atlas Douluo Yun Ming with his Hyper Douluo cultivation base beyond his time, in addition to his four-word battle armor and the Gold Tree’s strength, did not manage to completely block the destructive attack.
Mankind had become so deadly, how could soul beasts avoid going down the path to extinction?
Tang Wulin stopped walking because he was feeling slightly at a loss. He was suddenly struggling to understand what was the point of all his painstaking cultivation?
Was it for destruction? Of course not. He did not wish to destroy anything.
He cultivated with great effort ever since he was young because he wished to improve his family’s situation. He wanted to become a mecha master just like he had always dreamed.
He cultivated with great effort when his parents went missing because he wished that he could find his family members one day.
On the other hand, what were his efforts at this exact moment for? Just by relying on him and his few other surviving companions, could they truly rebuild Shrek? Even if they could, would Shrek simply be destroyed once again with more of the modern age’s technology?
Tang Wulin felt as waves of different emotions surged into his heart at once and he lost himself to them.
“Father, what’s wrong with you?” Gu Yue suddenly stuck her head over and looked at Tang Wulin standing there motionless.
Tang Wulin laughed bitterly as he shook his head. “I’m fine. It’s just that I’m suddenly feeling at a loss. It’s like my path forward is full of uncertainties and I don’t know what to do.”
Gu Yue blinked her eyes. “I don’t understand. Where Father is, Gu Yue will be.”
Tang Wulin’s entire body trembled. Such simple words made his spirit soar, and blazing determination arose in his heart.
Yes! Was the end result really that important? At least, he should bear the responsibility of his actions. Even if he did not walk the furthest in the end along the path, it would not matter. At least, she was still by his side.
Tang Wulin placed Gu Yue onto the ground and turned around. He held her tightly in his arms.
Gu Yue’s lovely body was soft and flexible. He felt her weight in his arms.
Her faint fragrance lingered in his nose and washed away all the fatigue, fear, pain and sadness that plagued him. He was burning with raging will to fight.
Gu Yue leaned into his chest obediently while holding his waist as well. Her charming face was filled with joy. She spoke softly, “Father…”
“Stop calling me father. Call me Wulin.”
Night came with starlight flickering in the darkened sky. From a certain angle, one could see that there was a light barrier that separated the forest and Star Dou.
Tang Wulin and Gu Yue sat in the depths of the forest and looked up at the sky through the gap between the trees. Tang Wulin had never thought of jumping his way out.
How could he do that when the soul beasts could not?
Then, how should he leave this place?
He could only act on a strategy if he could not leave by force.
He was not in a rush because there was no doubt that the wall was likely equipped with formidable defenses. Given his five-ringed Soul King rank, this was certainly not something he could break through alone.
However, he believed that he could definitely figure out a way to escape.
He calmed himself for a few days and thought about the destruction in Shrek City. He had gradually begun to have some ideas in his mind.
He did not want to reveal his identity to them as he did not trust the people from the Spirit Pagoda.
The Spirit Pagoda headquarters was a stone’s throw away from Shrek City, yet those two Godkiller-rank ammunitions did not land on the Spirit Pagoda’s side but chose Shrek and the Tang Sect.
Shrek Academy’s prestige and power made it an obvious target. Then, there was no doubt that the Spirit Pagoda was slightly more powerful than the Tang Sect, at least on the Douluo Continent. Why did those evil soul masters choose the Tang Sect instead of the Spirit Pagoda headquarters?