The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 955 - Enter into Close Combat
Chapter 955: Enter into Close Combat
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Boom!” The greyish-black air flow had collided into the barrier within a minute. It shook the blue, light screen greatly. The entire abyssal cavern seemed to be shaking with it as well. However, the blue, light screen’s defensive capabilities were far superior to the first line of defense. In spite of the strong impact, it did not budge.
Tang Wulin glanced at Long Yuxue beside him. “What’ll happen next?”
Long Yuxue replied, “Usually the abyssal tide will attack with an energy shockwave first. Next, a large number of abyssal creatures will launch an all-out attack. Although the energy shield can withstand the destructive energy, it’ll consume a large number of our resources as well. Hence, once the abyssal tide’s destructive energy diminishes, we’ll need to prepare the shield for the next impact of the destructive energy. We can only rely on our army’s combat strength to fight with the abyssal creatures. Take a rest while you can. It’s going to be a long battle after this.”
As she said this, Long Yuxue pulled Tang Wulin to a corner. She removed her own mini-mecha. She then sat cross-legged on the ground and began meditating.
Tang Wulin removed his battle armor as well. Due to the special status of the Secret Service, nobody came to question them. Currently, there was already a large number of the Blood God Army soldiers swarming the place. The soldiers who donned heavy mechas and were skilled in close combat stood in front. The rear was backed by various soul cannons. There were more long-range attackers making their preparations for the impending battle.
Tang Wulin saw someone familiar at this moment. It was Jiang Wuyue.
Jiang Wuyue was not wearing any mechas currently. Dressed in his well-ironed military uniform, he was giving orders to the front line soldiers to get into formation.
The energy which Tang Wulin had expended was replenished by the Golden Dragon Spear, so he did not feel too exhausted. He glanced at Long Yuxue beside him, and he made up his mind to approach Jiang Wuyue.
He was most skilled in close combat whereas Jiang Wuyue was from the 1st Melee Battalion. He felt that he was better suited to fight alongside his battalion with his skills set.
“Senior officer!” He came to Jiang Wuyue’s side and saluted him.
Jiang Wuyue was currently at his busiest. When Tang Wulin suddenly appeared in his sights, he was slightly stunned. “Why’re you here? Aren’t you a new recruit?”
Tang Wulin replied, “Senior officer Long brought me here for a drill. We were inside the tunnel just now. We were on the way out when we encountered the abyssal tide.”
Jiang Wuyue suddenly had an idea and lowered his voice as he said to Tang Wulin, “About the energy that you infused me with the last time, how many people can you infuse at the same time?” He had been preoccupied with Tang Wulin’s Golden Dragon Rage Domain. Within that domain, his combat strength was increased by fifty percent!
Undoubtedly, the abyssal tide was a vital trial that the Blood God Army had to face. Similarly, each powerful abyssal tide would bring a large number of merit points. It was precisely the time to make their mark. Under such conditions, if his combat strength could suddenly be increased by as much as fifty percent, then he would undoubtedly be able to obtain many more merit points.
Tang Wulin glanced at the venue and said, “An area with a fifty-meter diameter. There’s no limit on the number of people. I think it’ll work on anyone, but it’ll work better on soul masters with dragon-type martial souls.”
“Alright, I understand. Brother, what do you say about teaming up with me? I’ll share a portion of our collective merit points with you,” Jiang Wuyue immediately said what was on his mind. He was a soldier who was not used to beating around the bush. He liked to be frank and direct.
Tang Wulin liked it this way as well. It was his objective all along, “No problem. From now on, I’ll follow you, senior officer.”
“That’s settled then. Who knows, after this battle, you might be directly promoted to a first lieutenant from a second lieutenant. Haha! Our fortunes are shining upon us since it’s happening while we’re on duty. It’s what I hope to encounter, meeting the first wave of attacks from the abyssal creatures. What’s more, it’s a rank-3 abyssal tide which only happens once every few decades.” Having to face powerful enemies, Jiang Wuyue was not scared in the least. Instead, he was filled with excitement.
In his heart, it was only natural for soldiers to display what they have learned on the battlefield to massacre their enemies. With such a personality, he would not partake in a peace-keeping force even if he had to. He would prefer to experience the euphoria of killing his enemies.
Tang Wulin had quite a good impression of Jiang Wuyue. Especially when he had suppressed him with his Golden Dragon King bloodline, Jiang Wuyue was still able to display a powerful combat strength. It could only be accomplished by having a pure and powerful will to battle!
That was why he was very much looking forward to this. He wanted to see just how powerful Jiang Wuyue was on the battlefield. More than that, he wished to witness the combat powers of the Blood God Army.
He did not enlist in the Blood God Army as a military officer just for the sake of being promoted up its ranks. Instead, he wanted to have his very own force. When he realized that the Blood God Army was actually tasked to guard the abyssal tunnel, he was a little disappointed. Even if he could recruit enough followers here, he could not take these followers away because they had to guard the abyssal tunnel.
Even so, if the Blood God Army were powerful enough, it would still be a great help to him.
Jiang Wuyue slapped Tang Wulin on the shoulder. “Follow me.” As he said this, he continued giving orders to the combat personnel on the front lines.
Jiang Wuyue might seem as if he had lost his marbles at times, but when he was in war mode, he behaved differently altogether. He was firm and stable when he gave his orders. His burning desire to fight did not affect his judgment in the slightest. He would notice every detail. Soon, a two-hundred-meter wide, iron defensive line was erected by his 1st Melee Battalion.
Through his observation, Tang Wulin noticed that there were a hundred mechas in the 1st Melee Battalion. The lowest level model to be found were the purple mechas. There were even five black mechas. If it had been another army, this would not be the lineup of a mere battalion. Instead, it would be an outstanding mecha unit! They could very well be a regiment by themselves, but over here, they were only a battalion.
That was not all, there were another hundred one-word battle armor masters in the 1st Melee Battalion. Their combat strengths were at par with the mecha masters.
Normally, a battalion would comprise of three hundred to five hundred men. Jiang Wuyue’s 1st Melee Battalion had three hundred men. Jiang Wuyue gave Tang Wulin a brief explanation. There were two soldiers in every mecha so that they could better unleash the powers of the mecha. A single person’s soul power could never match two persons’. Moreover, their martial souls would complement each other. However, a mecha was too bulky and was not as effective as a soul master when fighting in cramped spaces. That was the reason for the other hundred soul masters to fight alongside them. Although they were only one-word battle armor masters, their combat strengths were not to be taken lightly. There were no soul masters with cultivation bases under four rings in the entire 1st Melee Battalion.
If this battalion were to battle outside, they would be capable of going up against a ten-thousand strong division.
As expected, it was the most elite combat troop!
It was not the only melee battalion here. There were three other melee battalions stationed here. There were as many as thirty-six similar tunnels but were all the tunnels equipped with similar manpower? The soldiers in charge of long-range attacks in the rear were fewer in numbers compared to the melee battalions in the front. Their firepower was undoubtedly the most effective in killing off the abyssal creatures.
Tang Wulin had been beside Jiang Wuyue this whole time as he heard him giving orders to his soldiers. He regarded this as an opportunity to learn on a live battlefield. Such opportunities were hard to come by!
Finally, Jiang Wuyue finished giving orders. All the defenses were in place.
The abyssal tunnel was still trembling. The destructive energy shockwave was getting stronger than the one before it. The shockwaves seemed never-ending. However, each and every Blood God Army soldier was calm and steady. All soul tools were fully charged and everyone was in tip-top condition for combat.