The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 894 - The Star Dou Fortress
Chapter 894: The Star Dou Fortress
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Who stood to gain the most without Shrek Academy and Tang Sect making things difficult? It was certainly not the common people nor the soul masters.
Thus, Tang Wulin dared not trust the Spirit Pagoda, and he dared not reveal his identity at this moment since it was truly a sensitive issue.
As Shrek Academy’s current generation Shrek Seven Monsters, they would undoubtedly become the target of the Holy Spirit Cult if they were known to be still alive.
Hence, he would first need to protect himself so as to survive.
Yet, how could he leave this place with the wall that was as strong as iron? It would definitely be more difficult than when he infiltrated the Northsea Army Corps.
If he could not travel by air, how about going underground? Tang Wulin soon dropped the idea. There was no lack of soul beasts capable of burrowing underground. It is doubtful with the Spirit Pagoda’s experience of ten thousand years, they would have overlooked this security measure.
It was truly a case of ‘There is no road to heaven, nor any door to Earth.’ It was impossible to escape this place!
Gu Yue leaned against Tang Wulin’s back with a carefree expression on her face.
In an attempt to probe further, Tang Wulin asked, “Gu Yue, will you please let me take a look at your storage bracelet?” A delicate silver-white bracelet sat on Gu Yue’s right wrist. The bracelet was encrusted with translucent jewels with a remarkably high-level soul circuit drawn onto its surface.
“Okay.” Gu Yue stretched out her hand.
Tang Wulin was suddenly saddened upon seeing her plain wrist. Ever since their relationship as a couple was confirmed during the Sea God’s Lake Date Festival, he had never gifted her anything.
He procured a piece of silver-white metal from his storage ring that was pulsating rhythmically on its own as if it was alive.
Tang Wulin pinched the metal softly with his right hand. A peculiar scene emerged. He pinched off a chunk of the metal as if it was mud.
His right Golden Dragon Claw popped out, and he carved the metal cautiously with the claw. It only took a short while before a silver ring appeared in Tang Wulin’s hand.
Tang Wulin put the ring on Gu Yue’s left middle finger as he spoke with a smile on his face, “Middle finger signifies that we’re head over heels in love. This is the first piece of soul-forged metal I forged so it’s considered rather meaningful. Although I haven’t engraved any core circuit, it represents my love for you. Gu Yue, do you like it?”
There were no special patterns on the silver-white ring, only the striation of two overlapping hearts.
Tang Wulin’s forging skill was impressive but he did not possess any special abilities in carving. The only precious part of the ring was that it was made of a piece of soul-forged metal, yet without the core circuit’s effect, the soul-forged metal was only slightly better at self-healing and tougher than ordinary metal.
However, Tang Wulin’s expression was filled with gentleness as he looked at the ring.
Gu Yue gifted him with the silver scales as a love token so he was returning the gesture with a ring.
“Thank you, father. Oh no, Wulin.” Gu Yue looked at the ring smiling with gratitude from the bottom of her heart.
Tang Wulin held her hand. “In all my life, I’ll give you, and you alone, this ring. You’re my one and only love in my whole life.”
“Good! Good!” Gu Yue clapped while she cheered in excitement.
Tang Wulin could not help smiling for she was still acting like a child.
At present, he had removed the storage bracelet from Gu Yue’s wrist. There were many things in Gu Yue’s bracelet including bottles of unknown content, metals carved with core circuits, and some items that looked like instruments. In fact, there were many items which Tang Wulin could not recognize.
He searched for a while before he finally found a few pieces of items similar to identity cards and tokens.
Tang Wulin did not understand the internal structure of the Spirit Pagoda, but it should not be a problem for him to walk out with Gu Yue’s identity. Otherwise, how did they enter the place initially?
Tang Wulin returned the bracelet to Gu Yue before he began applying some makeup on himself.
He could not delay anymore as Gu Yue was suffering from amnesia. They would need to leave this place as soon as possible to find a place where she could be healed.
Gu Yue was not in her right mind, so he would need some time to look after her before he could take action.
Two days later.
In the Spirit Pagoda’s Star Dou Fortress.
The Star Dou Fortress had a history of over three thousand years since the day it was built. Three millennia ago, the Spirit Pagoda seized the opportunity to build the fortress when the numerous beasts of the Great Star Dou Forest’s core ring were severely defeated in a great battle. Moreover, the beasts had an agreement with the Spirit Pagoda whereby mankind would not destroy the forest so the beasts could live in it.
The agreement was such that mankind could kill the beasts that attacked mankind’s defenses while the beasts were allowed to kill any human who entered the forest.
It appeared that both parties were equals. Yet, the Star Dou Fortress took centuries to build. When it was finally completed, the Great Star Dou Forest’s core ring was converted into a prison cell.
The soul beasts were held captive in a pen, while the Spirit Pagoda was selling admission tickets to the place at a high price. Entry to the place was at one’s own risk but it was the only place where soul masters could possibly get top grade soul rings from high-ranking soul beasts.
It was already too late by the time the beasts wanted to ditch the agreement. They were no longer the worthy rivals of mankind anymore.
The Spirit Pagoda relied on fixed soul ammunition arrays, mecha troops, and top grade battle armor masters with protective shields as its methods of defense. The beasts, even those with wings, could not escape but only endure their imprisonment in the great forest.
However, the Spirit Pagoda stopped the abuse toward the soul beasts after the completion of the overall rearing pen. Occasionally, a few people were allowed to enter the place. It was difficult to say if those people entering the forest could come out alive unless they paid a high price or gave resources to the Spirit Pagoda for its powerhouses to protect them.
It was apparent that the Spirit Pagoda’s action had approval from the Federation. The reason was simple since there would no longer be any threat to mankind from the soul beasts. Everything would be within mankind’s control.
“Monkey, report status on your side.” A female clad in uniform asked through the communicator inside the control tower which was the main protective shield of Star Dou Fortress.
“Sister Xing, everything on my side is normal. All the protective shield control valves are normal.” A sharp male voice was heard at the other end.
Sister Xing was one of the people in charge of the main control tower. She was tasked in performing a routine inspection daily on the equipment to ensure its smooth operation.
For thousands of years, the Star Dou Fortress’ protective shield was continuously strengthened. At present, even a legendary soul beast powerhouse would need to attack the protective shield for hours to break out by force. In this case, the Spirit Pagoda would be able to gather its own powerhouses to deal with the particular soul beast.
Sister Xing’s expression showed she was more relaxed as she stretched herself. Her inspection was as usual, and there was not much of a problem. The remainder of the day would be relaxing.
The Star Dou Forest was as secure as a military base. In fact, its entertainment facilities within were well-equipped and lively, to say the least. Last night, she drank a lot in the bar. However, being one of the technical personnel in the workforce, she would never allow her personal life to interfere with her work.
“Beep, beep!” Meanwhile, the communicator suddenly went off.
“Huh.” Sister Xing hastily looked toward the screen before her.
“What’s wrong?” Sister Xing hastily asked.
“Report to the tower. The reserve spiriter Miss Gu Yuena is requesting to return. At the same time, she is accompanied by Mister Xu Shengqun.”
Sister Xing spoke, “Approve their release after examining their identity passes.”
Sister Xing cut off the communicator as she muttered to herself, “These VIP spiriters always utilize their privileged transport to enter without giving any notice in advance. Geez.”