The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 926 - Blood God Army
Chapter 926: Blood God Army
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Tang Wulin estimated that the elevation here was at least six kilometers. It was not a place suitable for humans to live in. Without a doubt, this was the destination of his current journey. This was the place where he would really be joining the army.
The Amorous Douluo had actually found the perfect place for him!
In any case, he had made it.
When he thought about this, Tang Wulin stretched his limbs and then quickly ran to the barracks.
He had barely run a few steps when an alarming sight greeted him, and he abruptly stopped in his tracks. About twenty meters before him, four figures jumped out of the snow without any warning. Four clearly unconventional beam assault rifles were pointed at him.
The four figures wore thick and heavy white clothes, and their rifles were steadily aimed at him. With Tang Wulin’s cultivation base, he could even sense danger from the four of them.
He immediately raised his hands, “Don’t get the wrong idea. I’m here to enlist and report for duty.”
Among the four white-clothed soldiers, one of them lowered his rifle while the other three still had theirs pointed at him.
The soldier walked to Tang Wulin’s side and said nothing. He patted his entire body down. When he did not discover any weapons, he removed his helmet.
Tang Wulin hastily produced the Amorous Douluo’s letter from his storage ring and passed it to him. It was a piece of silvery-white metal. A large snow-white bird image was branded onto the surface of the metal. The big bird looked handsome and slightly resembled an eagle. However, the ratio of its body was not exactly like an eagle, as it was larger and quite majestic.
Tang Wulin knew that this was a soul beast known as a Snow Condor. It was said that it was the guardian deity of the snowy mountain. Even so, they were extremely few in number. He had only seen them during his classes in Shrek Academy. This image seemed to be the emblem of the army before him.
Tang Wulin honestly did not know much regarding armies. His objective for coming here was very simple and that was to blend in. He would then rely on his own abilities and slowly take charge of this place.
The name of this army was the Blood God Army. Indeed, it was the Blood God and not the Snow God. Although the pronunciations were the same in Mandarin, the meanings they represented were starkly different.
This army was not even listed among the Federation’s military. They were something unique, and they were the most powerful army. They guarded a secret boundary on the continent that was known by only a select few.
Those who were qualified to enlist here were true elites in every sense of the word. Similarly, those who had the qualifications to recommend soldiers to this place only came from a few places.
Shrek Academy, the Tang Sect, the Battle God Hall, the Spirit Pagoda, and some ancient and well-established soul master clans.
There were no weaklings here because the meek could not possibly survive here. The duration of military service here was also much longer than other armies, as the recruits had to serve for at least five years. In any case, most of the recruits who came here stayed on for more than a decade at a time.
After the soldier verified Tang Wulin’s recommendation letter, he suddenly stood at attention and saluted him. The salute was different from that of normal federal soldiers. He made a fist with his right hand and hammered it forcefully into his chest.
Tang Wulin understood how to observe the customs of the place. He imitated him and struck his own chest as well. However, he was grabbed by the soldier.
“You’re not qualified yet. Come with me.” As he spoke, the soldier was already walking toward the faraway barracks in great strides.
As expected, they were unorthodox. Tang Wulin was slightly shaken, but he still followed him hastily. The other three soldiers returned to their place under the snow. The surface of the snow above them quickly flattened, as if they were never there.
The soldier brought Tang Wulin to the barracks. The snow around the barracks had been swept away. He could finally step on the hard, solid ground and no longer had to trudge through the thick snow.
The soldier brushed away the snow that had accumulated on him, then quickly made his way into the barracks.
Once they entered the barracks, the atmosphere changed. Everything here seemed orderly. Other than the gleaming white snow all around them, it did not appear very different from a normal barracks. However, Tang Wulin noticed that he could hardly see any people here, not even any patrolling soldiers.
Tang Wulin did not ask about this either. His opinion was that to understand a place, it was better for him to observe and listen, for nothing good would come from saying too much. Moreover, from the tone of the soldier who brought him here, the soldiers here must have been extremely proud of themselves, maybe even somewhat isolationist. He could clearly tell that he should not speak out of turn, let them see his strength firsthand and blend in with this community as soon as possible.
He wondered if his companions were having such peculiar experiences in the other armies as well.
The soldier brought Tang Wulin to a building and pressed on the wall with his palm. A beam of light scanned his body and the metal door before him slid open.
Tang Wulin went with him into the building. Immediately, a gust of warm air blew at them. It was as if his limbs were ironed over. The comfort he felt was indescribable. Even the oxygen content in the air seemed to have increased.
Tang Wulin heaved a long, satisfied sigh.
The soldier turned to glance at him. Then, he removed his helmet.
Tang Wulin immediately felt his field of vision brighten. To his surprise, it was a lady with long brown hair. She looked to be around twenty-six years of age. She was very tall and wore a thick military uniform. That was why Tang Wulin was unable to determine her gender before this. When he saw that the soldier was actually female, he could not help but be stunned.
The female soldier’s expression was ice cold. “What are you spacing out for? Come with me. Let me remind you, from now on, you must start preparing yourself. As for whether you’ll be able to stay here, it’ll be decided in the next three days.”
“Thank you.” Tang Wulin nodded.
The female soldier glanced at his unlined garment. “Arrogance is always a sure way to one’s death.” After she had said this, she immediately turned and walked inside a room.
Tang Wulin could not help but find this funny. He knew that she must have thought that he intended to show off by wearing such thin garments. However, in truth, although he was not at the level where the cold or heat did not affect him, this low temperature truly did not bother him much. Also, with the stimulus from the lower external temperature, his blood essence vortex would swirl faster. It was equivalent to his blood essence cultivating itself.
He followed her inside. Tang Wulin’s expression changed soon after. There were all kinds of equipment around them, many of which he did not recognize. Even so, he still felt at ease here.
They went through a corridor, and the female soldier led him into another room. Tang Wulin finally saw another person in that room.
It was a second female soldier who looked to be in her forties. On her shoulders were the insignia of a bar and two stars, that of a first lieutenant.
“First lieutenant, this is a new recruit. Arrange an assessment for him.” The female soldier’s expression was as frigid as ever.
“Yes, Major,” the middle-aged female officer in her forties stood up immediately, to Tang Wulin’s surprise. She saluted the young lady officer in a chest-hammering manner.
Major? The person who brought him in here was no ordinary soldier. She was a major?
Tang Wulin was somewhat familiar with military ranks. However, this lady was still so young, and she was already a major. The first lieutenant was not so youthful anymore.
With a nod to the first lieutenant, the young female officer turned around and left them.
Tang Wulin turned to watch her walk away. He was immediately even more curious about this place.
“Little guy, don’t be shocked. That’s just how Major Xing Luo acts when she’s executing missions. Conscientious and meticulous. There’s also no need for you to be shocked about our ranks. In the Blood God Army, only your strength and ability matter, not your age. Besides, I’m nonmilitary personnel. I’m here with my husband as a military dependent. If you can pass the assessment, you’ll know the rules here in the future.”