The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 949 - Purchasing Equipment
Chapter 949: Purchasing Equipment
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Long Yuxue raised her head and gazed deeply at Tang Wulin. She bit her rosy lips when she saw the warm smile on his face.
Tang Wulin could not help grinning and said, “This is a decision from higher authority. Why are you apologizing?!”
Long Yuxue’s voice suddenly sounded as if she was agitated. “But if I hadn’t told Father about this, you wouldn’t have been discovered when you were accumulating your merit points. You could have become at least a major.”
Tang Wulin walked in front of her. “Sir, it’s fine. I believe that I can become a major really soon by relying on my abilities. If you wish to help me, then please make arrangements for me to take part in a battle in the abyssal cave as soon as possible.”
“Hmm.” Long Yuxue nodded. “You should have already entered the actual combat stage of your special training. Our special service has the concession to enter the abyss. I’ll take you there tomorrow. We shall choose our equipment tomorrow since you have your own merit points now.”
Early morning the next day, Long Yuxue came looking for Tang Wulin at his quarters. Tang Wulin did not even have the time to finish cultivating his Purple Demon Eyes when he saw her approaching.
She was such a warm-hearted girl!
“Sir.” Tang Wulin hastily went down the stairs.
“Let’s go. I’ll take you to the military supplies department.” Long Yuxue seemed to have already recovered after a night’s rest. She appeared to be brimming with energy.
The military supplies department was in charge of all the equipment in the army. Tang Wulin followed Long Yuxue there and found that there were no other Blood God Army soldiers there except for some members of the staff.
“We’re here to purchase some equipment.” Long Yuxue displayed her Blood God Bracelet.
“Please choose an option.” An electronic touch screen appeared in front of Tang Wulin and Long Yuxue.
Long Yuxue spoke, “There is some equipment that you must choose such as the abyssal isolation shield. With it, you can use your martial soul freely without being affected by the destruction aura in the abyssal plane. Otherwise, you won’t be able to use your martial soul. This is the basic equipment, so it only costs one hundred merit points. Very cheap. In reality, the Federation invested a massive amount of resources and money in order to research its development.”
She had already picked out a headband-like item for Tang Wulin as she spoke. That was the abyssal isolation shield she had mentioned.
“Then, you’ll need some equipment for self-defense, such as the spatial rectifier. This item can warp the space surrounding you after it’s triggered. When you’re trapped in a tight encirclement, it’s very important to use this to warp space so you can create an opportunity to flee. Hmm…and also this. You’ll need the stealth vest too. Wear it and it’ll unleash a kind of abyssal aura fluctuation that makes the abyssal creatures unable to detect your presence through your spiritual power or aura. Even though it doesn’t truly make you invisible, it’s a necessity for our special service’s missions. You should get one.”
Long Yuxue took the initiative to help Tang Wulin pick out suitable pieces of equipment one after another as she carried on with her explanations.
Almost all the equipment available here was targeted at abyssal creatures. Tang Wulin felt that the most practical ones were the stealth vest and the abyssal isolation shield. These two items could ensure that he could express his powers on the largest scale possible.
“Do you need a long-range weapon?” Long Yuxue asked Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin shook his head. “Not at the moment, I think. Oh right, am I allowed to use mecha when I’m fighting against abyssal creatures?”
Long Yuxue nodded. “Of course, you can. However, you’ll need to consume a lot of energy in order to conceal your mecha’s aura. Generally, everyone will bring along their mecha, but they won’t use it unless absolutely necessary. They’ll only launch it when they’re in great danger. It’s used to break out of an encirclement or annihilate the enemy quickly.”
Tang Wulin’s chest tightened because he recalled the combat method Teacher Mu Ye had taught him long ago. Even though Mu Ye had been unable to become a Hyper Douluo because he was too invested in studying mechas, he once told Tang Wulin that mechas were extremely important for modern warfare. Many battle armor masters overlooked that and thought that battle armor had already outmatched mechas, so there was utterly no need for them anymore. However, Mu Ye’s theory had been that battle armor and mechas could cooperate with each other. A mecha was just like the battle armor’s outer layer, so if the combination was good, it could elevate the soul master’s overall fighting capacity.
Tang Wulin very much agreed with the concept. That day, Atlas Douluo could have had a red mecha that complemented his four-word battle armor, and perhaps he would have even survived the ordeal!
Thus, Tang Wulin had been thinking about seeking the opportunity to build himself a powerful mecha.
The yellow mecha that he used before was definitely no longer suitable for him. Its offensive and defensive capabilities were too weak. The defense provided from Tang Wulin’s Golden Dragon Body and battle armor was already so great that he could even outmatch a black mecha. He was considering which direction he should focus on when he was making mechas in the future under such circumstances.
Tang Wulin bought the three aforementioned pieces of equipment while the rest of the purchases included disposable soul devices such as bombs. One could never have enough of such items.
He was not too well-versed in soul devices originally, but ever since Shrek Academy was destroyed by the Godkiller-rank fixed soul ammunition, he finally understood the painful reason for the soul beasts’ extinction. Mankind’s soul weapons had already reached a terrifying level. There was a limit to mankind’s power, but weapons were still being developed with no end. The very planet could be destroyed one day.
Tang Wulin believed that it was possible that the entire planet could be shattered if a large number of Godkiller-rank fixed soul ammunitions were triggered. The Federation made the decision to limit such ammunition to three not only because they had limited resources but also because they feared for themselves. On the other hand, the fact that two Godkiller-rank fixed soul ammunitions destroyed Shrek City would only spread the fear of soul weapons even further.
Tang Wulin had heard that the Federation was investing even more scientific resources into researching airborne vehicles, though he was unsure of how far they had progressed.
“That’s all that you’re purchasing? Actually, that small-sized mecha is pretty good. It’s equipped with the fighting capacity of a purple mecha and many miscellaneous functions such as radar. It’s pretty impressive,” Long Yuxue reminded Tang Wulin.
Even though Tang Wulin bought quite a lot of disposable equipment, his total expenditure was only a few thousand merit points. It was nothing to him as he already had tens of thousands of merit points.
Long Yuxue accepted half of Tang Wulin’s merit points which were due to her as his investor, but she did not take back her initial investment nor did she object to Tang Wulin’s decision to only accept high-end tasks in his forging workshop.
“I’ll take these first. I’ll make adjustments after the battle if I need any other equipment,” Tang Wulin told Long Yuxue.
“Hmm.” Long Yuxue nodded. “Alright. Having this much equipment as a new recruit is already considered more than the others. Moreover, there’s me. I’ll protect you.”
“You’ll protect me?” Tang Wulin looked at her in astonishment.
Long Yuxue smiled but did not explain any further. “Let’s go. From here on in, I’ll take you into actual combat, but you must remember to follow all orders once we’ve arrived at the abyssal passage. Otherwise, you’ll be punished with military justice!”
There was no sign of joking on her face at the end of the conversation.
Tang Wulin nodded immediately. “Yes, sir.” He had no knowledge of the abyssal passage, so there was no doubt that it was best that he trusted Long Yuxue’s wisdom. At least she could provide him with experience which was what he needed most right now to familiarize himself with the abyssal plane.
Long Yuxue brought Tang Wulin along as they headed straight for the rear end of the Blood God Army after they had left the military supplies department. She tossed a pair of skis to Tang Wulin once they were out of the Blood God Army barracks. “Do you know how to use these?”
Tang Wulin answered with a bitter smile on his face, “Not so much.”
Long Yuxue smiled. “I think that you’ll adapt to them in a moment with your skills in controlling your body. Follow me. Part your legs and use the skis to decelerate.”
She had already put on her pair of skis while speaking. She took the lead and slid forward. They were on a mountain covered in snow, so skiing was absolutely the best mode of transportation in this environment.
It was quite difficult for Tang Wulin to get used to the skis as he started moving forth rapidly. Long Yuxue deftly used her skis to control her direction while Tang Wulin appeared to be shooting straight forward.
However, he was not afraid because he could always fly with his battle armor if anything untoward happened.
The snowland was extremely flat. Even though Tang Wulin continued accelerating, at least there were no obstacles in front of him. He watched Long Yuxue’s movement in front while he attempted to try it out himself. His body swayed so much that he almost took a tumble on a few occasions, but he managed to rely on the skillful control he had over his muscles to stabilize himself.