The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 895 - Entering the Fortress
Chapter 895: Entering the Fortress
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Mister Xu Shengqun doesn’t have his identity pass with him, while Gu Yuena’s identity pass is valid. How do I manage this situation?”
Sister Xing was stunned for a moment. “He doesn’t have his identity pass? What’s going on?”
“Mister Xu Shengqun said he left it behind…”
Sister Xing’s heart turned cold for a moment as she spoke with a deep voice, “Left it behind? How’s that possible? Take them to the observation room before calling the inspection troop to verify his identity.”
The steel gate before them slowly opened as Tang Wulin and Gu Yue both entered together. His appearance at present was the same as Xu Shengqun with a solemn look on his face. He had even adopted the shape of Xu Shengqun’s body using his soul power and bloodline power. He was dressed in an ordinary robe. Gu Yue followed by his side in a respectful manner.
“Mister Xu Shengqun, we will need to call in the observation troop to verify your identity as you’ve left behind your identity pass. Miss Gu Yuena, your identity checks out, so you’re allowed to enter.”
Gu Yuena? Tang Wulin’s chest tightened for a moment when he heard Gu Yue’s name. He turned around and looked toward Gu Yue by his side. Why did they address her as ‘Gu Yuena’?
Of course, he would not be feeling puzzled if it was just a name used before since a name was nothing but only a designation. Yet, Gu Yue had Na’er’s appearance at present! The situation was different now.
Even though he was feeling shocked in his heart, he appeared calm and collected. After all, his foremost intention was to leave the fortress.
“There’s no need. I’ll be joining Mister Xu Shengqun into verifying our identities together.” Gu Yue immediately rejected.
Meanwhile, the wall in front opened to reveal a square metal box-like object inside with a few signal lights flickering on its surface. “Will our two respected guests please follow me.”
Upon saying that, the square box advanced to the front and guided them down a metal-paved path through a metal door.
Tang Wulin could only rely on his spiritual perception power to sense his surroundings after he lost the flora’s guidance upon entering this place. However, he soon discovered that his effort was wasted. The surrounding metal walls had a thickness of over two feet. Moreover, the walls were certainly fortified with infused soul energy that even a Title Douluo powerhouse could not escape from this place by force, let alone lesser mortals.
The fortress was strengthened with such defenses that it was truly difficult to leave this place undetected!
They followed the robot into crossing the metal-paved path and entered through a thick metal door. They arrived at a similarly sealed metallic room. Tang Wulin could see all sorts of powerful soul devices in all the corners of the room.
This should be the so-called observation room.
Tang Wulin calmly sat on a chair while Gu Yue stood by him with a cold yet composed expression, just like her previous self.
To ensure that she maintained her current state, Tang Wulin spent a lot of effort in training her yesterday.
It did not take long before a section of the wall opened with a few people coming out from the inside. They were all clad in battle outfits and armed with soul weapons in their hands. The surrounding soul devices illuminated immediately and were aimed at Tang Wulin and Gu Yue. Any conspicuous action of theirs would immediately trigger an all-out attack.
The person in charge appeared to be over forty years old. He took a few steps forward and spoke coldly, “Spiriter Xu Shengqun, why is your identity pass not with you?”
“I left it behind,” Tang Wulin spoke in a flat tone.
The inspector spoke with a solemn expression on his face, “As a high-ranking official of the Spirit Pagoda, I’ll be taking disciplinary measures against you for infringement of the rules. Please take note.”
“Understood.” Tang Wulin’s voice sounded exactly like Xu Shengqun’s such that he was indistinguishable from the person he was impersonating.
The inspector spoke, “I’ll begin to verify your identity next. Please perform the fingerprint and iris recognition.”
The other inspector walked over with an instrument in his hands as he was saying that.
Tang Wulin once learned from the old demons that he would need to use a method with at least a sixty percent success rate to perform a perfect infiltration. Later, he would need to gradually improve his success rate through observation and adaptation during the infiltration process.
Right now, it was pointless for him to observe further as he was already facing the situation which made it impossible for him to better his success rate.
Tang Wulin stood up to perform the fingerprint and iris recognition. All of a sudden, he wrapped his arm around Gu Yue, who was by his side, at lightning speed while retreating at the same time. One of his hands already had a chokehold on Gu Yue’s throat.
The defense system’s soul devices immediately reacted to the situation by shooting countless beams which covered Tang Wulin’s body.
At the same time, Tang Wulin made an extremely peculiar reaction. He pulled Gu Yue along as he stepped back. He used Gu Yue’s body to shield himself while a layer of misty yellow radiance spread out instantly to enshroud Gu Yue’s upper body.
The beam that shot into the yellow radiance was scattered apart. Tang Wulin dragged Gu Yue along as they retreated to a corner. At least, he did not have to confront his enemies from all four directions in his current position.
“Stop the attack or I’ll kill her!” Tang Wulin’s icy cold voice echoed through the entire room.
All the attacks stopped abruptly while the inspectors were startled as well. It was their first time in handling such a situation. On the other hand, Gu Yue was so engrossed in the action that her face was filled with surprise and fear.
Gu Yue was Tang Wulin’s final trick. There was no doubt that Gu Yue’s position was rather high in the Spirit Pagoda. Furthermore, her teacher was the Spirit Pagoda’s Vice Pagoda Master. At least there was some certainty in using her life to blackmail the Spirit Pagoda. Even though his success rate may not even be sixty percent, it would be considered a success if Gu Yue could cooperate well with him.
Tang Wulin only had this plan since there was no other opportunity. The yellow radiance that surrounded Gu Yue’s body was derived from the Mountain Dragon King’s Torso Bone. He used it in order to conceal his identity so that he would not have to unleash his martial soul and battle armor.
“Who are you? You’re not Mister Spiriter!” the inspector shouted in rage.
Tang Wulin gave out a cold humph. “Of course I’m not, but all of you should have already verified that the girl with me is your Spirit Pagoda’s high-ranking official. Let me out of this place, or I’ll kill her otherwise. We shall perish together as my last resort. You have five minutes. Open the door and let me go.”
The inspector spoke in an icy cold tone, “It’s useless. You can’t run away. Release the respected reserve spiriter, perhaps you’ll be treated with justice then.”
Reserve spiriter? Tang Wulin’s chest tightened because he was unaware of Gu Yue’s status had the other party not mentioned it.
He knew there were Four Great Spiriters other than the Pagoda Master and two Vice Pagoda Masters from the Spirit Pagoda. He did not expect Gu Yue to have reached the status of reserve spiriter at her young age. Even though they would probably need a longer time to guide her, it was evident enough of her value to the Spirit Pagoda. She was even more beneficial to Tang Wulin’s situation now.
The Mountain Dragon King’s Torso Bone unleashed its soul skill the Mountain Dragon Defense while Tang Wulin coerced Gu Yue into walking toward the inspectors.
“Stop talking nonsense. Open the door or I’ll kill her.”
The piercing siren was echoing throughout the entire Star Dou Fortress at present.
Sister Xing who was going to take a rest had no choice but to check on the situation over here. She had triggered all the internal emergency defense equipment while performing an analysis with all the instruments.
“According to the data analysis, the enemy intruder’s protective shield has a strength of one thousand and sixty five, so the beams of ordinary soul devices can’t penetrate it. We’ll need to use the more powerful soul cannons to break it down, but the hostage will certainly be harmed.”
The results of the analyzed data were soon published. Tang Wulin’s Mountain Dragon Defense was as powerful as a seven-ring defense-type soul master’s defensive power. In this case, it was impossible to kill Tang Wulin without hurting Gu Yue. They could not even use a sniper shot.
The inspectors and Tang Wulin stood facing each other. The situation had already been reported to the higher level officials of the Star Dou Fortress.
Just as Tang Wulin had predicted, the opposing party finally gave in when he was raving with an intense intention to kill while Gu Yue was in agony. The metal door opened.
However, Tang Wulin would need to confront the dozens of mechas that covered the whole area as soon as he walked through the metal door.
“Walk away or I’ll kill her.” Tang Wulin suddenly roared in rage as if he was hysterical. An unprecedented mad aura burst out his entire body that even his eyes turned crimson red.
‘In order to make the opponent believe that you will kill the hostage, you must first express your madness.’ These were the words used by the old demons when they taught him back in the beginning.