The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 941 - Understanding the Abyss
Chapter 941: Understanding the Abyss
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the following week, Tang Wulin had been following Long Yuxue as he collected more information about the abyssal creatures.
There was a lot that he had to learn about these beings from another plane. For example, he had to understand the different races, their different talents, unique ways of combat, as well as the important points regarding battling in the tunnel. Every little thing was extremely crucial.
However, to Tang Wulin, such training was easy. If all he had to do was gather knowledge, he could make short work of it with the power of his memory and comprehension.
Long Yuxue was astonished to notice that this fellow was not only a handsome and powerful warrior, but his mind was also very focused. He seemed to be able to memorize everything that she said in no time. He was also able to infer other things from one fact and ask questions that she never thought about. She even had to consult her father about some of the details before she was able to give him the correct answers.
After that week, the two of them had become more familiar with each other, and Tang Wulin had a clearer understanding of the Blood God Army’s condition.
Although the Blood God Army was referred to as an army, its forces were only divided into two divisions. One of them was the Blood Division. Their name meant that they would draw blood and fight until the very end, never retreating even if it meant throwing away their lives. The main responsibility of the Blood Division was to engage the abyssal creatures in direct combat. Xu Weitao was the Blood Division’s commander.
The other division was the God Division, which comprised specialist units. It included the mecha combat unit, a unit that specialized in operating heavy arms and defenses, and various soldiers who served auxiliary purposes during combat.
Although there were only two divisions in the entire army, there were five regiments within each division, and could be regarded as authorized independent divisions. Although the number of people whom Tang Wulin met was few and far in between, the actual number of soldiers in the entire Blood God Army, combat personnel and logistics personnel included, was twenty-five thousand. Though they were not as numerous as a standard army, they were all the elite of the elite.
Usually, great armed forces, such as the Northsea Army Corps, were made up of at least three armies, which meant they were a hundred thousand men strong. Since the Blood God Army could form a fighting force with just twenty-five thousand men, one could imagine its importance and true power on the battlefield.
Long Yuxue had proudly told Tang Wulin earlier that if they deployed them in actual combat, the Blood God Army could definitely crush any other army the Federation had.
The harsh conditions and ample combat opportunities here had shaped this army until it truly resembled a Blood God, so formidable was their combat prowess.
The Secret Service which Tang Wulin was under God Division’s jurisdiction, but it was not included within the division’s five regiments. It was directly under the command post and cooperated with the army’s research laboratory. They mainly carried out missions that could not be done by the combat unit. Relatively speaking, they were at a higher risk. Hence, those who were able to join the Secret Service were definitely the best of the best.
“Basically, you understand everything about the abyssal race. What’s left is for you to experience what you’ve studied in actual combat. For the next special training, I’ll take you to see how the combat unit fights. You must blend in as soon as you can. Although we’re from the Secret Service, you’ll end up in a combat unit sooner or later. It’ll be beneficial for your future career advancement if you familiarize yourself with the way they fight,” Long Yuxue said to Tang Wulin.
“Alright. When shall we go?” Tang Wulin asked eagerly.
Long Yuxue replied, “Let’s go tomorrow. By the way, how’s your forging room coming along? Don’t you disappoint me. I’ve bet all of my fortunes on you.”
As the saying went, the boxer’s fist must stick to its task, and the singer’s mouth no rest shall ask. As a blacksmith, it would be a great loss for him if he could not practice forging just because he was in the army. However, it was not easy for him to find a forging room. The Blood God Army was stationed deep within the Endless Mountains. Resources here were scarce. There were only three forging rooms in the army, and they were used exclusively by the official blacksmiths. They were mainly engaged in mecha maintenance.
Tang Wulin had higher requirements for a forging room. For example, he wanted the best forging table and various auxiliary equipment. He had brought many rare metals himself. What he needed next was enough space for him to actually forge.
Without a doubt, he was clearly unable to accomplish all this since he had zero military gallantry. The person whom he was familiar with and was able to help him was none other than the person who stood before him now.
Long Yuxue had generously spent her military gallantry. With the addition of her network in the army, she assisted Tang Wulin in building this forging room. However, her request was not for Tang Wulin to repay here with interest in the future. Instead, she wanted to be a shareholder with her investment, owning fifty percent of the shares. In the future, the merits which Tang Wulin earned through forging would be divided equally between them.
With his stingy personality, Tang Wulin would never have agreed to these terms if it were anyone else. However, he was a newcomer here and a stranger to everything. Besides, Long Yuxue genuinely wanted to help him. He could also tell that when Long Yuxue said that she wanted to be a shareholder, it was clearly because he had zero military gallantries right now, and she did not want him to be unable to be promoted after earning merits.
Good deeds must be repaid with kindness. Otherwise, who would be interested in doing good deeds? Long Yuxue’s network was sufficient to help Tang Wulin quickly expand his market. With these conditions, Tang Wulin practically agreed immediately.
Long Yuxue had named their forging workshop Long Tang Workshop.
Tang Wulin replied, “The workshop is ready, boss, so you can start receiving orders. As long as it’s about forging, I can do it. Of course, only if the price is reasonable, and we only do business in merits. You can decide on the fees. Just charge according to the difficulty of the forging.”
“Alright!” Long Yuxue smiled and said, “I’ll find something for you to do before starting any actual combat. At least you can earn some pocket money. Are you free in the afternoon? I have a job for you right now. Servicing mechas and weapons cost a soldier his own merits. We’ll charge less than the army’s service workshop, and I guarantee that our business will bloom. But just how good are your forging skills?”
Tang Wulin smacked his own chest. “That won’t be a problem. I can vouch for the quality and speed. I’m not afraid of too much work.”
“Alright, then you should go prepare now. We should at least let you earn enough merits so that you’ll have enough to buy your own meals,” Long Yuxue said as she walked out of the room.
Tang Wulin said with a smile, “Then you’ll have to find more business because I eat a lot!”
The two of them conversed happily and parted ways after they had exited Long Yuxue’s dorm. Tang Wulin was about to have a look at his forging workshop and make final preparations when someone blocked his path.
He had the insignia of a lieutenant colonel on his shoulder. Jiang Wuyue’s gaze toward Tang Wulin was clearly slightly hostile. He had noticed that Tang Wulin had been frequenting Long Yuxue’s dorm recently. Although his younger sister had already found out for him that this was mainly due to Tang Wulin training under Long Yuxue as a new recruit, Jiang Wuxue still felt uneasy about it.
There were many dynasties in the Blood God Army. The so-called dynastic families were those whose ancestors were also soldiers here. Their children had followed their footsteps for generations. Naturally, they formed military dynasties. These families had high statuses in the Blood God Army. For example, the Long family, which Long Yuxue was from, had a hundred members in the army.
Jiang Wuyue and Jiang Qiyue’s Jiang family was also the same. Their families had a close relationship.
Jiang Wuyue had liked Long Yuxue since he was a child, but he had had the nickname of Slug, possibly because he always had a runny nose when he was little. Long Yuxue disliked him very much, and she had always been cold to him. Now that they were all grown up and at the age where they were supposed to form their own families, Jiang Wuyue’s heart grew heavier. However, Long Yuxue was as cold as ice and prickly as a porcupine. He had absolutely no chance of getting close to her.
Tang Wulin had only been here for a short period, but Jiang Wuyue could already see that the smile which he was not able to see even once a year had already appeared for Tang Wulin a handful of times. How could he not be unbearably envious of this?
“Tang Wulin!” Jiang Wuyue called out with a deep voice.
“Good day, senior officer.” Tang Wulin stood at attention and saluted Jiang Wuyue.