The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 938 - Second Lieutenant Staff Officer Tang Wulin
Chapter 938: Second Lieutenant Staff Officer Tang Wulin
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Good morning, senior officer.” Tang Wulin saluted Jiang Qiyue.
Jiang Qiyue hastily said, “We’re all in the same unit. Call me Paoze, you don’t have to address me as senior officer. We’re not in the middle of a mission. Just call me by my name. Handsome, take a look at this…”
Tang Wulin said, “I’ll have something simple, as at window number six. One is enough. I ate a lot last night, and I feel like I haven’t digested it completely.”
“Really?” Jiang Qiyue’s big eyes brightened up. Then, she looked at Long Yuxue beside her with a grateful expression.
Long Yuxue said, “This has nothing to do with me. He agreed to it.”
Jiang Qiyue immediately hugged Tang Wulin’s arm in a bout of excitement, “Thank you so much.”
Her body was far more developed than the average person’s. Tang Wulin could feel her buxom body coming into contact with his own. He could not help but smile wryly. He broke the contact seamlessly and said, “It’s nothing. Yesterday was just for fun. I humbly ask the senior officer to teach and guide me in the future.”
Jiang QIyue’s gaze flickered. How could she not have noticed Tang Wulin’s clever move in breaking the physical contact between them?
After they had their breakfast, Long Yuxue brought Tang Wulin to the Blood God Army’s command post. The commissioning ceremony would be held here. It was the rule of the Blood God Army.
The Blood God Army’s command post was neat and simple. There were no decorations and it looked just as cold as the snow outside. The commissioning ceremony would be held in a small hall that could fit about a hundred people. When Tang Wulin followed Long Yuxue into the hall, a dozen people were already seated below the stage. Their epaulets shone like dazzling starlight.
At first glance, there were two generals. The others were officers above the rank of colonel. Tang Wulin noticed that these people looked at him with curious gazes.
Of course, he had an inkling that it was related to the use of his bloodline power during the assessment. However, Tang Wulin thought nothing of it. Since the assessment did not allow the participant to use soul power and soul skills, it must have been designed to assess the soldier’s other qualities. For example, the protection of one’s comrades. He had undergone the Demon Island’s training before. When Long Yuxue told him to protect her, Tang Wulin surmised that was probably the objective of the assessment.
In the end, he had to use his bloodline power. Naturally, he had his reasons for doing so. He did not hold back because he wanted to fit in with the army as soon as possible. Displaying his strength was undoubtedly the best way to do so. The attention he received today was within his expectations.
Long Yuxue made Tang Wulin stand on the side. She then walked up to the few officers and saluted them while standing at attention.
“Secret Service deputy chief reporting. I have brought the new recruit Tang Wulin. Awaiting further instructions.”
Long Tianwu said, “Begin.”
Long Yuxue turned around and said to Tang Wulin, “I now invite the new recruit Tang Wulin to ascend the stage to be commissioned.”
Tang Wulin walked to the center of the stage. He faced the officers and hammered his chest with his right hand. He saluted them in accordance to the convention of the Blood God Army.
Long Tianwu then stood up and walked over to him. Nearby, Long Yuxue came over with a tray. Two epaulets were placed alongside two golden collar patches on the tray.
A bar and a star. Second lieutenant?
When Tang Wulin saw the rank, he was shocked. ‘I thought I was only going to be a private.’ In his opinion, with his performance during the assessment, he could have been commissioned as a first-class private. Least of all, he had not expected to be commissioned as a second lieutenant.
The three ranks of a private were corporal, sergeant, and first-class sergeant. Then came the rank of second lieutenant. The significant difference between a private and a lieutenant was that even a first-class sergeant was still not considered an officer. However, a second lieutenant was definitely a full-fledged military officer.
It was an incredible feat for him to be commissioned as an officer the moment he joined the army. A higher entry point meant that his chances of further promotion would be better.
Long Tianwu said to Tang Wulin, “Tang Wulin, we’ve seen your assessment’s recording and thought that your performance was outstanding. You’ve truly shocked us for being able to display such combat strength without utilizing your soul power. According to the Blood God Army’s rules, an outstanding new recruit can be given the rank of a first-class sergeant. However, based on your excellent performance, the army decides to make an exception and award you the rank of a second lieutenant. I hope that you’ll keep up the good work and accomplish further merits.”
“Understood!” responded Tang Wulin.
Long Tianwu personally attached the rank insignia on him. The well-ironed white military uniform appeared different with the addition of the military rank. Tang Wulin looked incredibly heroic.
“Second Lieutenant Tang Wulin, you’re assigned to the Secret Service as a staff officer. You’ll immediately assume your duties after a month of special training.”
From this moment on, Tang Wulin was the Secret Service’s staff officer, Second Lieutenant Tang Wulin. It also meant that he had finally joined the federal army to be a soldier officially, a military officer to be exact. A whole new world has opened up for him.
Staff officer Second Lieutenant? What were the duties of this post? Tang Wulin truly had no idea. However, he decided to take things as they came. He was sure that he would be given his duties soon enough in the following month. Since he was in the Secret Service, the deputy chief Long Yuxue would be considered his colleague.
The commissioning ceremony ended. Long Yuxue brought Tang Wulin along, and they left the command post.
“Senior officer, is my special training commencing after this?” asked Tang Wulin.
Long Yuxue nodded, “I’m your special training instructor for this whole month. You’ll be following the schedule I set for you throughout the training. First off, I’ll give you some classes on theoretical knowledge.”
Contrary to Tang Wulin’s expectations, Long Yuxue did not bring him to any sort of classroom. Instead, they went into a dorm room that resembled an apartment. No matter his view, it seemed identical to the place where Long Yuxue lived.
“Sit, this is my dorm,” said Long Yuxue magnanimously.
Tang Wulin did not ask further. He sat down on the living room’s sofa.
Long Yuxue said, “You’re the only new recruit we have. Hence, there’s no need to go out of our way to find a place. Please remember everything I’m about to tell you.”
“Yes, senior officer.”
Long Yuxue glanced at him, “There’s no one else here. You can call me by my name. We’ll be colleagues after this.”
“Uh, won’t it be inappropriate?” Tang Wulin glanced at her.
Long Yuxue made a cold face and lowered her voice, “This is an order.”
“Very well then…”
Long Yuxue said, “You must be curious why there’s an army at this location, Endless Mountains. The terrain is tough and unforgiving. The living conditions are harsh. Am I right?”
Tang Wulin nodded. The Endless Mountains was the westernmost part of the continent. On a map, one would notice the west coast could be reached quickly after traversing the Endless Mountains. The west coast was also the most desolate place on the entire continent because of the barrier formed by the Endless Mountains.
Beyond the west coast, there was no oceanic soul beast activity or destruction of any kind. There was no human living there at all. In any case, the Blood God Army was still an excellent army.
Why was such an excellent army placed here? Tang Wulin was truly curious. When Long Yuxue brought this up, he knew that he would finally learn about the army’s secret.
Long Yuxue continued, “The Blood God Army was formed six thousand three hundred years ago. So, it has a history of thousands of years. On the continent, there are few who know about our existence. Our soldiers are different from ordinary soldiers. We shoulder heavy responsibilities and go on missions. Generations of the Blood God Army’s experts have been silently protecting the entire Douluo all this time.”
Tang Wulin listened intently.
Long Yuxue’s gaze revealed a disappointing, vague recollection as she continued. “The reason why we protect this place is because a great disaster happened at this very spot.”
“You should know that the mountain range we’re on did not belong to Douluo Continent in the beginning. It was formed by the movement of the tectonic plates when Sun Moon Continent joined with this land. In other words, this land originally belonged to Sun Moon Continent. Then, the two continents collided and merged together. That’s how Douluo Continent came about, with its surface area which is now twice as big. Ten thousand years ago, due to differences in the cultures and ideals, a war broke out. In the end, the continent was unified. Time passed, and the current Federation eventually took shape.”
“It’s still unknown whether the collision of the two continents created some spatial distortion. A strange spatial tunnel appeared in the Endless Mountains. To put it simply, another space had connected to where we are. Hence, in the world outside or even in the universe, there are many more planets where there may be various spaces which contain all kinds of living creatures. The appearance of the spatial tunnel may have shortened the distance between the different spaces. Maybe, it connects two spaces which are hundreds of millions of miles apart from each other. Anyone can go from one space to another in a short span of time through this spatial tunnel. Can you understand this?”
“I understand.” Tang Wulin nodded. After his experience in the Dragon Valley, he had some level of understanding regarding spaces that were independent of Douluo Continent.