The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 958 - The Blood Essence Vortex’s Variation
Chapter 958: The Blood Essence Vortex’s Variation
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The Black Empress was knocked into the breach by Jiang Wuyue. It bounced back in the next moment while Jiang Wuyue was blocked by a few Ba Ans. The two parties were engaged in an intense confrontation.
Meanwhile, the cave suddenly dimmed for a moment followed by a flash of golden lightning that struck from nowhere. It appeared at the front of the Black Empress instantly.
The Black Empress had just blasted Jiang Wuyue away when it suddenly felt a shudder through its body from the depths of its soul. The scaly wings on its back abruptly closed around itself while a massive black halo appeared above its head. The black halo appeared like a crown with a faint golden radiance shimmering in the middle. A ghastly symbol emerged in front of the Black Empress soon after and transformed into a shield.
Everything happened at the speed of light!
“Boom…” Golden radiance shot out violently while the surrounding Ba Ans were all blasted away by the terrifying energy. Jiang Wuyue stumbled repeatedly after being shaken by the impact.
“Poof…” The Black Empress’ body swayed once while her icy cold and emotionless eyes eventually revealed emotions. They were fear and disbelief.
The black shield transformed from the symbol earlier was smashed into smithereens while the shimmery gold spear pierced through her palm into her shoulder. A terrifying suction force broke out instantly and transformed into layers of radiances that surged into the Golden Dragon Spear.
The Black Empress spat in disgust as it shook its arm abruptly to fling the Golden Dragon Spear away, but its arm and right half of its body were shriveling rapidly. Its shoulder collapsed and even one of its wings dropped off.
It rushed back to the breach rapidly, and with a sway of her body, vanished without a trace.
The black mechas were in the midst of charging forward. A few Ba Ans were killed in succession with the assistance of numerous battle armor masters. The breach was finally filled once again. The long-range attacks coming from behind were growing stronger too. Enormous balls of lights which traveled in parabolic curves dropped on the abyssal creatures below before exploding in puffs of intense energy fluctuations.
Tang Wulin had already descended from the sky at present. His blood essence and soul power were both exhausted currently, something he had never experienced before. He had condensed all his strength and energy into that one attack earlier. It was also something that only the Golden Dragon Spear could handle whereas other ordinary weapons could not possibly endure it.
A golden radiance flashed once and the Golden Dragon Spear flew back into Tang Wulin’s grasp once again. An impetuous rush of energy as immense as the seas surged into his body at once.
Tang Wulin felt like he was in a welcome rain after a long drought as he moaned in joy. He held the Golden Dragon Spear in his hand and used it to prop himself up against the ground while he quietly absorbed the energy.
Almost all the energy absorbed was infused into his blood essence vortex.
As an unprecedented sense of potency wafted through him, his blood essence vortex began to circulate once again to sweep away the weakened sensation he felt. Although his soul power was not restored to the same level as his blood essence, his condition was immediately elevated to at least sixty percent of his usual self.
Tang Wulin was uncertain whether his earlier attack could hurt the Black Empress. He was applying the Tang Sect’s Hidden Weapons technique to condense the strength from his whole body together with the Golden Dragon Spear’s all-domineering effect.
The Black Empress had underestimated him. She could not withstand the power of such a blow in the end, so she was severely injured. However, it was Tang Wulin’s first encounter with a victim that was not sucked dry after it had been pierced by the Golden Dragon Spear. It had even removed the spear from its body.
He was screaming ‘what a pity’ in his heart for he would undoubtedly receive massive gains if he had killed such a powerful abyssal creature like the Black Empress. It would be extremely beneficial to his military rank promotion.
However, Tang Wulin was contented as such. At least, he managed to absorb the Black Empress’ energy for he could sense the endless stream of blood essence energy in the Golden Dragon Spear as he felt relaxed and calm.
All of a sudden, his body shook once abruptly. The blood essence in his heart surged wildly such that a layer of faint red color emerged on his skin, which appeared slightly abnormal. Tang Wulin discovered that the blood essence vortex in his body was changing in color due to the high-speed circulation. The initial faint golden color had turned into blazing white. He felt as if he was about to explode.
‘Oh no, could it be that my body can’t withstand anymore because I absorbed too much energy at once?’
He began to feel swelling pain all over his limbs and bones. Tang Wulin gave out a muffled humph, but he could not even release his grasp on the Golden Dragon Spear.
A layer of misty radiance floated onto the Golden Dragon Spear and slowly infused into Tang Wulin’s body such that the color of his body was growing redder and darker. He was still clad in his Dragon Moon battle armor at present with his face covered by the mask, so no one felt anything odd about him.
It was an awesome scene of Tang Wulin severely injuring and defeating the Black Empress in just a single attack. Tang Wulin’s behavior of resting at the same spot after launching such an attack was quite normal. Hence, no one noticed that he was facing such a problem.
Oh no! Tang Wulin smiled bitterly in his heart because he never expected the Black Empress’ energy to be so immense. The energy converted by the Golden Dragon Spear was filtered, but the portion of the Black Empress’ energy was incessant despite the filtration.
Tang Wulin had only ever encountered such a feeling when he was absorbing dragon clouds in the Dragon Valley back then. However, the energy radiating from the Golden Dragon Spear at present was even more direct. The dragon cloud could be absorbed for a long period of time because it was outside of his body. Currently, the energy transfused from the Golden Dragon Spear was infused into his body and bloodline power immediately. The process was too brief that there was utterly no time for him to digest and absorb it!
‘What do I do? It’s hopeless. Looks like I can only withstand it by brute force then!’
Tang Wulin maneuvered his soul power to surround his blood essence power so he could subtly influence the spinning speed of his blood essence vortex and soul power vortex.
However, it was utterly useless. On the contrary, his blood essence vortex and soul power vortex were spinning even faster until the inside of his chest was completely blazing white.
At present, he would not have been able to withstand the tremendous pressure if not for his meridians which were extremely tough.
Tang Wulin could not help smiling bitterly to himself because if he were already failing at this, would it not be even more terrifying if he were to break the tenth layer of the Golden Dragon King Seal?
‘No, I can’t stand this anymore.’ An intense crisis arose in his mind. At this moment, Tang Wulin felt the blood essence vortex in his body suddenly collapsed inward.
The sudden change made him feel as if his entire body was squeezed inward along with his blood essence soul vortex. It felt like he was about to be compressed into a flat pancake.
There was an explosion inside his body accompanied by a loud rumbling noise that only Tang Wulin could hear. The terrifying explosion made him sink into a stretch of darkness. A radiance glowed brightly on his battle armor while Tang Wulin’s body was bursting with an unprecedented, massive aura. The aura burst forth from his body with a layer of misty blood. The color was not red but a faint golden.
Tang Wulin lost his consciousness instantly. During that moment, he felt as if his entire body had turned into powder. The booming sound and all else were isolated in another world in that instant.
His soul floated in the air while everything else in the external world turned blazing white with only the echoes of the explosion remaining in his ears.
How did that happen? His thought had already frozen such that he could not think anymore. His heart was even filled with a fear that he had never felt before.
Tang Wulin lost count of time. It was as if a few centuries had passed, but then again, it also felt like a moment. Tang Wulin’s frozen body could barely move while he supported his body by grabbing on to the Golden Dragon Spear firmly with the palm of his hand.
He gradually regained his consciousness. His body was still riddled with intense pain and a peculiar sensation in his distended limbs.
It was an itchy feeling that, on the contrary, felt somewhat comfortable with fuzzy waves of warmth. The pain rapidly disappeared wherever the waves passed over.
Tang Wulin finally regained his consciousness when he discovered in astonishment that it had turned into a golden world. Not outside but inside his body.
He saw strands of golden striations arranged in a crisscross pattern. Was that… his meridians?
Also, those tracts of condensed golden color, were those his muscles? Why did his bones appear to be made of jewels? It was golden and transparent such that he could even see his bone marrow moving rhythmically inside akin to the mercury in a thermometer.
The golden blood flowed back and forth in his body following the rhythm of his breathing which finally gathered in his heart before being pumped to each and every part of his body.
The inside of his body had already turned into a golden world. Not the initial faint golden color but a dazzling golden gloss.
Tang Wulin hastily shifted his consciousness to the position of his chest. His blood essence vortex vanished and in place were peculiar strands of golden light bands lingering around his chest. Suspended at the core position of these golden light bands was a diamond-shaped crystal about the size of a thumbnail.