The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 928 - Underground Cavern
Chapter 928: Underground Cavern
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Was it a simulation? It was completely identical to the operation at the campsite and was rather amazing.
In any case, there was a deep, massive crater beside him. The crater was so deep he could not see the bottom for it was pitch dark down there. There were some unknown auras rising vaguely from the bottom which made his spirit shudder.
He focused his inner sight but realized he could not sense his soul power as expected. It was as if his soul power had vanished from his body. However, he considered himself lucky that his bloodline vortex was still present while his blood essence power remained as exuberant as before. So, he was barely affected.
Meanwhile, a shadow flashed past and the female major appeared by his side. There was hardly any difference to her attire. However, when he had a second look at her, he found that she looked quite different. She no longer had the stoic look on her face but instead, she looked astonished!
“How did you come in here so quickly?” the major asked in puzzlement.
“My speed matters as well?” Tang Wulin asked in reply.
The female major’s expression returned to normal. She pointed to the chasm by the side. “Jump down.”
“Okay.” Tang Wulin leaped straight into the black hole without the slightest hesitation. Although he did not know what was at the bottom, there was nothing much to fear in this simulated world. How could he be fearful of falling to his death after all that he had experienced recently? Furthermore, it would not be that easy to die from a fall with his physical prowess.
The major followed behind closely and leaped in as well.
The surroundings began to turn dark, but Tang Wulin’s eyes glowed brightly. His eyes were shimmering with purple radiance. It was his Purple Demon Eyes.
The cultivation of the Purple Demon Eyes was capable of elevating one’s spiritual power. On the other hand, once one had achieved a certain level of spiritual power, one’s Purple Demon Eyes could be enhanced as well. Thus, Tang Wulin’s Purple Demon Eyes had advanced to the third level. Although he had yet to complete the cultivation, it was supposed to be an accumulative process. Naturally, he would achieve success without much effort with the passing of time.
It was truly a cavern. The walls around the cavern were uneven and not man-made. He dropped for about a hundred meters before he was halted abruptly. His momentum was immediately reduced as he was caught in a net.
With his Purple Demon Eyes, Tang Wulin could see circular holes of different sizes vividly after stabilizing himself within the net. Next to the net, the biggest of the holes was ten meters across while the diameters of the smaller ones were at least two meters. The shapes of the holes were irregular, and it was difficult to tell what the holes were dug with.
The female major got down from the net and approached a hole while waving her hand at Tang Wulin simultaneously. Tang Wulin held the long rod in his hand as he made his way over swiftly.
When he stood next to the female major, the major said, “From now on, we may possibly be in danger at any time. You’re to protect me from danger and continue to venture deep into the hole. The distance which you cover in the hole will be used as the result of this test. Do you understand?”
“Yes!” Tang Wulin nodded. He crossed the long rod in front of his body as he led the way into the hole.
The hole chosen by the major was about three meters in diameter. The hole was pitch black similar to the rest of the place. Consequently, he could not see the situation in front clearly. Tang Wulin squinted his eyes. He was not allowed to use his soul power but his spiritual power remained unaffected. With great effort, he could still rely on his spiritual power’s perception in addition to his enhanced sight from the Purple Demon Eyes to see about thirty meters ahead It was extremely difficult within such dim light.
As it was, it became darker still when he ventured deeper into the hole such that even his Purple Demon Eyes’ effect was quickly reduced.
Tang Wulin walked fairly fast while the major followed right behind him.
Tang Wulin wished he had an infrared imaging device, so it would be more convenient for him to move about in such an environment. However, he could only rely on his own skills right now.
As it was, the alloy rod had its own use as well. He relied on the contact between the rod and the walls on both sides to determine the safety level in his surroundings.
All of a sudden, there was a gush of airflow from the front. Tang Wulin raised the alloy rod in his hand and waved it at the surging airflow. At the same time, his right foot took a step back while he used his body to shield the major behind him.
“Poof.” A soft thud was heard as Tang Wulin struck something. He used his Purple Demon Eyes to take a close look and found that it was a living creature similar to a bat. It was not overly large but the impact felt was quite intense. He estimated it to be about a hundred kilograms. He did not feel a thing, but another person would have fallen from the impact.
The bat-like creature did not die after being struck by his rod. On the contrary, it shrieked and recoiled before it pounced on Tang Wulin again with its four claws outstretched to grab Tang Wulin.
Fortunately, Tang Wulin was not caught off guard. In response, he poked the long rod squarely against the bat’s body. This time, he used more force.
“Poof.” A soft thud was heard. The bat-like creature was blasted away by the prod. In the next moment, it exploded in mid-air. Tang Wulin’s attack was purely based on strength. He had such good control of his strength that he could focus and exert his power via the rod. His strength was channeled into the creature’s body through the long rod and was consequently blasted away.
The female major behind him raised her brows, but Tang Wulin could not tell her expression in the dark naturally. He paused for a moment before he continued to walk forward.
He squatted next to the bat’s carcass to take a look when he passed by.
Tang Wulin discovered in astonishment that the bat’s carcass was shrinking rapidly before it disappeared altogether. There seemed to be some form of energy dissipating in the air after it vanished.
Was it not made of real substance? Tang Wulin frowned slightly as he recalled how the bat was crushed earlier. There was no blood! On the contrary, it felt as if a ball of energy exploded.
However, the energy did not benefit him and would not strengthen his soul ring’s spiritual energy unlike the Spirit Ascension Platform.
Was it specially made for the test?
Tang Wulin continued to advance slightly puzzled.
He felt the airflows coming from the holes. There was more than one this time. In fact, a few gushes of airflows surged toward him simultaneously. Tang Wulin channeled his strength into the long rod with full concentration while he swayed the tip ever so slightly. A band of shadows formed from the swift movement of the rod to enshroud the airflows. While he was waving the long rod, he stood there firmly and remained immovable like a mountain.
“Poof, poof, poof!” Three soft thuds were heard when the three bat-like creatures exploded. Just like before, the carcasses began dissipating slowly on the ground after they were smashed.
He did not pause but continued to advance. The bats appeared in succession. At times, there was only one. Sometimes, there were as many as six to seven of them. They almost filled the entire cavern’s tunnel with their large bodies.
However, none of the bats could break past the siege of Tang Wulin with his long rod. The bats were crushed and smashed in due course.
Light gradually shone through as they continued to walk forward for another hundred meters while the number of bats became fewer as well. It was not exactly bright, but it was at least better than before.
The path turned a left corner and reached its end. Tang Wulin had only managed a few steps after the turn when he suddenly stopped. He expressed shock simultaneously.
The place was similar to a cavern. It was massive and occupied an area comparable to a stadium. On the other side of the massive cavern, there were hundreds of holes with different sizes on its massive wall. The cavern’s height was about a hundred meters while there were hundreds of four-clawed bats flying and flapping inside the cavern at present.
More bats were coming out from the opposite wall of the cavern, while the light was also shining out from the holes. Radiance shone faintly throughout the cavern, but it was enough for Tang Wulin’s Purple Demon Eyes.
So the test was to defeat the bats?
Tang Wulin gaze shifted slightly. The major was standing by his side at the moment. She suddenly looked up and smiled at him.
This was the first time he saw the major smile. He felt rather uneasy that the smile seemed to be harboring a malicious intention.
Then, the major spoke to him softly, “Please protect me.” She suddenly dashed straight into the cavern before she even finished her sentence.
The corners of Tang Wulin’s lips twitched once. Was this the legendary anthropic challenge?
He was lamenting in his heart, but he did not slow down at all. He tiptoed closely behind the major.
The four-clawed bats in the air gave out a series of shrieks the instant they sensed the presence of intruders. One of the bats descended from the cavern’s roof while the others pounced on Tang Wulin from all directions.