The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 940 - Opportunity?
Chapter 940: Opportunity?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“That’s right. It’s the quickest way to accumulate military gallantry. Of course, not everyone can do that. One must have sufficient strength to be able to carry this out. Your abilities have been tried in the assessment. In the following month, I’ll inspect your skills further and assign missions to you. The greatest advantage of our Secret Service is that, unlike the combat unit, we don’t have any general dispatching of forces. We can enter the abyssal tunnel to scout and fight any time.”
“I understand.” Tang Wulin nodded.
After he had heard Long Yuxue’s introduction, he finally had a rough understanding of the Blood God Army. Although the existence of the abyssal plane made his heart feel heavy, Tang Wulin also felt like an opportunity had presented itself.
When he fought with Ba An and absorbed its energy with his Golden Dragon Spear, he clearly felt the boost that the pure energy gave his bloodline. From this experience, it seemed that although the abyssal plane creatures were filled with destructive properties, the energy they contained was extremely pure. After he obtained the energy from his Golden Dragon Spear, he could immediately use them.
Under normal circumstances, it was impossible for him to devour another creature’s life energy through his Golden Dragon Spear to support his own cultivation. He could not do that to a human and there were no soul beasts around him right now, so that was impossible as well. However, when he was faced with these foul abyssal creatures that wanted to destroy the entire human world, Tang Wulin had no qualms whatsoever.
Through his battles with abyssal creatures, he could use his Golden Dragon Spear to devour their energies and harmonize them with his own body. Although it did not have much of an effect on his soul power’s cultivation, it greatly enhanced the elevation of his bloodline power. It could even be comparable to eating heaven-and-earth treasures. Where else would he be able to find such a resource?
Given all that, the increased risk that came with being a soldier in the Blood God Army was worth the greater opportunities.
From a financial standpoint, if he could fight the abyssal creatures and absorb their energies to replenish himself for a long period of time, he might not even need to consume heaven-and-earth treasures when he eventually tried to break through the Golden Dragon King’s Seals in the future.
In Tang Wulin’s opinion, such conditions were difficult to come by. Every time he tried to break through, he would face extremely high risks. The further he went in unsealing the Golden Dragon King, the greater the dangers. He was completely clueless as to what awaited him after rank-9. He would only truly comprehend the severity of the risks he would face after he attempted to break through the tenth seal.
Old Tang had been in a deep slumber. Although he was almost done preparing the heaven-and-earth treasures to break through the tenth seal and had consumed the Velvet Skyreach Chrysanthemum not long ago, Tang Wulin still worried. After all, this might very well elevate his bloodline power to a whole new rank.
At the same time, he was also looking forward to it. It would definitely be most beneficial if he could achieve his objectives by devouring the abyssal creatures’ energies.
The Amorous Douluo had truly found him the perfect place. Not only could he gradually obtain the help of the military here, but he could also constantly improve himself here at the same time. The eighteen Golden Dragon King Seals had helped him reach his current level, but it was also like an ax that constantly hung over his head. Even so, what if he was able to absorb the Golden Dragon King’s energy from all eighteen seals? What would come of that?
The existence of the abyssal plane undoubtedly gave him such an opportunity.
The plane was so powerful that the four great organizations of the Douluo Continent had to fight with all their might and were gravely injured in the process, so Tang Wulin reckoned that the abyssal creatures were legion.
Strength. What he needed most right now was strength!
“What are you thinking about?” Long Yue asked suddenly.
With that, Tang Wulin finally snapped back to his senses. “Nothing. I’m just thinking about how I can fight the abyssal creatures as soon as possible.”
Long Yuxue lowered her voice. “I admit that your strength is great, but I must remind you not to be arrogant no matter the circumstances. The abyssal creatures are more terrifying than you imagine. Also, it’s different when you’re in actual combat compared to when you’re in a virtual setting because you won’t be able to be revived. Do you understand?”
“Mmm.” Tang Wulin nodded.
Long Yuxue’s expression darkened slightly as she said, “I’ll explain to you what we know about the abyssal plane, and the general conditions of the various abyssal creatures for now.”
Long Yuxue was a good instructor and gave Tang Wulin detailed descriptions. Tang Wulin also listened intently. He would immediately raise a question when he had one, and she would answer everything.
With his deeper understanding of the abyssal plane, Tang Wulin appreciated the greatness of the Blood God Army even more. According to Long Yuxue, less than half of the Blood God Army soldiers served for a full ten years before leaving this place.
Mankind’s technology was constantly developing, and their experience of fighting the abyssal plane was also increasing. However, they were still unable to avoid casualties.
The sudden fall of Shrek Academy was also a great blow to the Blood God Army. The Tang Sect and Shrek Academy had been supplying the Blood God Army with a great amount of fresh blood. If they no longer had their reserve force, the Blood God Army would face the risk of dying off in the future. It would also be difficult to predict if they could continue fighting against the abyssal plane.
Although the Battle God Hall and the Spirit Pagoda could still send them new recruits, the Blood God Army would eventually be controlled by one of these two organizations with those being its only sources. This was something that the commanding officers of the Blood God Army did not want to see. This was because the Blood God Army existed to protect Douluo Continent and not to become anyone’s weapon.
Tang Wulin also understood that the Blood God Army’s equipment seemed to be the most powerful that mankind had.
For one to be considered for enlistment in the Blood God Army, one must first increase one’s cultivation base to at least four rings. Being a four-ringed Soul Ancestor was a requirement to join the Blood God Army, though even the strictest of sects would not have made such a demand, leave alone the military. Also, the person could not be a mere soul guide master, but a true soul master.
In a battle with abyssal creatures, weapons mostly served auxiliary purposes. If one was not powerful enough, it was simply impossible for one to fight continuously.
A long-term battle in the high altitude and freezing temperatures of the snowy mountains was extremely trying on a soldier’s strength and will. Hence, although it was said that not more than half of the soldiers here could retire after serving a full term, in truth, many of them were actually dismissed because they could not endure the service mentally.
Being dismissed was different from being discharged. Military officers discharged from the Blood God Army were definitely top talents that most military commanders would fight over. However, those who were dismissed would not have the right to say that they had served in the Blood God Army before.
Ten years was a long time in a person’s life.
Many people from great families wanted to find ways to enlist their outstanding talents in the Blood God Army. They all had the same objective, and that was to train themselves in these ten years. If they were able to complete all ten years of service, then they would most likely become the pillars of their families in the future.
Currently, some of the commanding officers in the federal army were from the Blood God Army, regardless of whether they were from the Hawk Faction or the Dove Faction. Although the current federal military minister had not served in the Blood God Army before, his son was a member.
Hence, although she did not spell it out, Tang Wulin could read between the lines of Long Yuxue’s words. The Blood God Army was a cradle for military commanding officers. Of course, this was all under the presumption that one could return to civilization alive.
Ten years, huh?
Tang Wulin laughed bitterly in his heart. He reckoned that the Amorous Douluo sent him here so that he would have enough time settle himself down.
What height would he be able to reach in ten years?
Tang Wulin balled his fists. He set a goal for himself in his heart. In ten years, he would think of a way to be a commanding officer no matter what. At the same time, he would raise his personal strength to the rank of a Title Douluo.