The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 923 - Fire Basin
Chapter 923: Fire Basin
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The voice resounding in Tang Wulin’s head was the Damask Tulip. Listening to the voice, Tang Wulin can’t help but be fearful. One square kilometer was equal to one million square meters! A colony of hundreds of the Sand Demon Beetles was capable of turning one square kilometer of forest into a desert in one day. It was one of the worst destructive forces in upsetting the ecological balance. There was no crime committed by mankind that could be worse than this.
Tang Wulin said nothing further after receiving the Damask Tulip’s explanation. He took a step forward and stomped heavily onto the compacted ground due to the strong gravitational force. His body was akin to an arrow as he shot toward the Sand Demon Beetle at the most front.
The enormous Sand Demon Beetle gave out a loud squall as it flapped its wings to resist the gravitational pull of the ground. It stabbed its forelegs straight toward Tang Wulin.
A puff of green fog bloomed from its body as it flapped its wings simultaneously. The rest of the Sand Demon Beetles were similarly flapping their wings and collectively releasing a dense, dark green fog.
“This is the Fainting Smog. It’s not overly harmful but it’s extremely effective in paralyzing a person. It can paralyze a person rapidly via skin contact which is its specialty. However, all the different kinds of toxins are just like the floating clouds before me,” the Damask Tulip spoke arrogantly.
As he was explaining to Tang Wulin, a pale pink halo rippled from Tang Wulin’s body. The dark green fog dissipated instantly as soon as it contacted the pale pink halo. It then collided with the enormous Sand Demon Beetle. Suddenly, the Sand Demon Beetle squalled. It attempted to flee while the aura of its entire body weakened dramatically.
Tang Wulin would be unworthy of the leadership of the Shrek Seven Monsters if he allowed such an opportunity to pass. The Golden Dragon Spear in his hand lashed forward determinedly as if he was going to split a mountain.
“Boom.” In a spectacle of massive strength, the hundred-thousand year Sand Demon Beetle was immediately crushed by his powerful lashing.
Tang Wulin’s strength exceeded two hundred thousand kilograms of force under the amplification of his Dragon Moon battle armor. Even a Title Douluo-ranked powerhouse could not resist his blow without donning a battle armor.
His spear had shattered the Sand Demon Beetles’ leader as Tang Wulin began moving soon after. His feet stepped forward with the Ghost Perplexing Track as he wielded his Golden Dragon Spear to destroy everything in his path.
None of the Sand Demon Beetles were capable of withstanding him even for a moment. There were only the sounds of bodies exploding continuously in the desert.
He did not have to show any courtesy since they were just vermins.
The fog released by the Sand Demon Beetles was utterly ineffective with the Damask Tulip’s presence. The Sand Demon Beetles’ fog was being repelled by the fragrance of the Damask Tulip. Tang Wulin flapped the enormous golden wings on his back in tandem with the movements of his Ghost Perplexing Track. All one could see was just a golden figure shuttling back and forth continuously.
There were fewer than half of the Sand Demon Beetles remaining when they began to disperse and fled.
Tang Wulin began to pursue them when he was reminded by the Damask Tulip. His speed was impressive. Although he was not skilled in long-range attacks, he still managed to kill dozens more of the Sand Demon Beetles.
He could have continued with his pursuit and attack of the Sand Demon Battles if not for his concern of leaving Gu Yuena alone in the car.
He returned to the Tang Sect Combat Vehicle. At present, soul rings were arising from the dead Sand Demon Beetles’ bodies. Its appearances were obvious in the night.
“Gu Yue, it’s fine now.” Tang Wulin opened the door and sat in the car.
Gu Yuena appeared slightly depressed. “They’ve already fled, why did you still pursue and kill them?”
Tang Wulin smiled and said, “They’re vermins! All evils must be completely eradicated.”
Gu Yuena lowered her head slightly and muttered to herself, “Are all soul beasts vermins in the eyes of mankind?”
Tang Wulin could not help smiling and said, “Of course not. However, it’s true that the majority of soul beasts are aggressive toward mankind.”
He had not noticed Gu Yue’s change of expression at present. He asked the Damask Tulip in his mind, “Senior Damask, you’ve lived in the Icefire Polarized Eyes your entire life. How do you know the abilities of these desert soul beasts?”
The Damask Tulip answered, “Do you know what the word ‘great’ from ‘great Nature’ means?”
Tang Wulin was stunned for a moment. “Does it mean ‘vast’?”
The Damask Tulip said, “It’s not that simple. In the beginning, there were only low grade creatures existing in the great Nature. Then, there were us, the plants. The plant-type soul beasts are certainly not comparable to the animal-type soul beasts of the same rank when it comes to our fighting abilities. It’s because we are inherently not as agile as the animal-type soul beasts, and our natural endowments are inferior as well. However, if we’re to compare our combined abilities, we’re definitely not weaker than the animal-type soul beasts.”
“You should’ve felt that as the Nature Child. You can call on the plants’ help for your spiritual power to perceive a larger range when you’re in a forest or a place with a large number of plants. As for me, I’m the king of plants and one of the heaven and earth spirit items. Hence, I’m capable of using the plants to learn about the world outside. By word of mouth among the plants, I can get useful information about the external world.”
“We were willing to sign a contract with Tang Sect back in the beginning for mutual dependence as we understood the horrors of the human world outside. However, our knowledge is limited at times. There have been many plants which conveyed information about the Sand Demon Beetles and their destruction of Nature. Hence, I’m aware of it. I’m afraid I may not understand as much as the other soul beasts except for the plant-type soul beasts.
Tang Wulin felt enlightened. “It’s a good thing you told me.”
The Damask Tulip spoke with a smile, “Your Majesty slaughtered countless Sand Demon Beetles today, so it’s the best protection for Nature. What a waste that we can’t leave the Nature Seed easily. Otherwise, we could’ve helped you annihilate the Sand Demon Beetles.”
Tang Wulin smiled and spoke, “I’ll certainly search for these creatures which are destroying the forests on the edge of the desert if I’ve the opportunity in the future.”
After his conversation with the Damask Tulip, Tang Wulin found Gu Yuena asleep in the car He covered her with a blanket, while he lay down next to her and wrapped his arms around her delicate body.
A powerhouse would always be admired. There were no other desert-type soul beasts that came to attack them during the night. They continued their journey the next day and finally arrived at the Fire Basin at noon.
The place deserved its name. The temperature here was rather high such that one would need light clothing upon entering the Fire Basin.
The road inside the Fire Basin was not maintained well. It seemed relatively backward although the Basin was like a vast city. Despite not being called a city, it was the most populated place in the western region of the entire continent.
The majority of the buildings inside the Basin was built from earth and stones. The attire of its people was quite different from those living on the other side of the desert. Most of the people wore veils to keep out the sand and wind. Hence, their identities were concealed.
Tang Wulin found a remote spot and kept his Tang Sect Combat Vehicle before he dragged Gu Yue along into the Basin.
He had not planned on bringing Gu Yue along to the Skyend Mountain where the conditions were said to be extremely harsh and unsuitable for ordinary people. On the other hand, the Fire Basin was different. It was home to a large number of aborigines all year round. At the same time, it was also the most important trade city on the west side of the entire continent. All sorts of supplies were available here.
“Gu Yue, I’m going to enlist in the army. Is it okay if you stay here? I’ll try to visit you once in a while,” Tang Wulin spoke to Gu Yue softly.
Gu Yuena was stunned for a moment. “When will you be back?”
Tang Wulin smiled bitterly and said, “I don’t know yet. It depends on the situation over there. However, I’m afraid it’ll not be easy to take leave since I’m enlisting in the army. I’ll do my best to visit you as frequently as possible.”
“No, I’m going with you,” Gu Yuena replied in defiance.