The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 968 - Blood Nine
Chapter 968: Blood Nine
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
For a moment, the senior colonel was caught off guard upon receiving his Blood God Bracelet. He then raised his head abruptly and looked toward Tang Wulin. “Are you from the Blood God Battalion?”
Tang Wulin nodded and spoke, “Reporting for duty, sir. The Blood God Battalion’s supernumerary personnel, Tang Wulin.”
The senior colonel was stunned for a moment. Later, he examined Tang Wulin’s Blood God Bracelet. “Your Blood God Bracelet’s merit points are divided into two parts with the latter being battle merit points. Let me take a look. You’ve only participated in this campaign for a day, so the merit points are accumulated from this very day. Your merit points are sixteen thousand and eight hundred?”
His voice went a few pitches higher. Then, he calculated for a moment before he spoke, “In addition to the double points awarded for close combat, your total merit points gained are twenty-one thousand and four hundred.”
Tang Wulin’s eyes glowed brightly at once. Over twenty thousand merit points? These points were not forging merit points but battle merit points!
His merit points were so high because he was holding out in front earlier, and there were quite a number of powerful abyssal creatures such as Ba Ans which died under his Golden Dragon Spear. His merit points were doubled until it had reached over ten thousand points despite being absent in the later part of the battle. At the same time, he was also rewarded additional merit points for defeating the Black Empress.
Different abyssal powerhouses carried different merit points accordingly. One would be awarded different merit points if one could sustain a battle for a certain amount of time with the abyssal creatures of Mo Mei’s and Black Empress’ levels.
“You’ve joined the Blood God Battalion?” Long Yuxue who was preparing to receive an honor for her merits came running over hurriedly. She grabbed Tang Wulin’s hand and looked with intense admiration at his Blood God Bracelet adorned with a thorned rose.
Everyone in the Blood God Army was well aware that the main force that truly guarded the abyssal passage was the nine Blood Gods from the Blood God Battalion. One would be immediately promoted to major general as soon as one became an official Blood God. Although it signified that the person would always remain here, it was a great honor to be able to become a Blood God. Also, it would be placed on record by the Federation, so it would indeed be a noble honor for one’s family.
Consequently, three generations of the Blood God’s descendants would be bestowed with many privileges in the Federation. The Blood God would be given privileges which are no less inferior to that of a federal assemblyman’s and could cast a supernumerary ballot in all the council sessions.
They were the true guardians of the Federation who gained the respect and admiration of everyone.
Tang Wulin answered naturally, “Only a supernumerary personnel.”
Long Yuxue’s expression immediately turned peculiar. Of course, there were more than just nine Blood Gods in the Blood God Battalion for a few outstanding Blood God Army’s members could possibly become its supernumerary personnel or reserved Blood Gods. It proved that Tang Wulin had taken the first step on the path!
She had already figured out the factor that contributed to Tang Wulin’s ability to become a Blood God Battalion’s supernumerary member was related to the miraculous Golden Dragon Spear. Even so, it was still a great honor to be able to join the Blood God Battalion. Moreover, how many days had it been since he enlisted at the Blood God Army? He had yet to pass his first month here. How could he not be a subject of envy for Long Yuxue who had spent all her life in the Blood God Army? She was even feeling a little jealous of him.
Tang Wulin no longer belonged to any of the Blood God Army’s departments once he joined the Blood God Battalion although he was still under the direct supervision of the Blood God Army. It meant that she could not make him do anything for her despite being his direct commanding officer.
Long Yuxue could not help recalling her father’s words that Tang Wulin came from Shrek Academy and was the leader of the current Shrek Seven Monsters. A piece of gold would shine no matter where it is, so the same applied to him in the Blood God Army where powerhouses were abundant.
In less than a month, he had already begun to prove himself. At least, the soldiers from the 1st Iron Blood Battalion and 2nd Blood Battalion under the Blood Division were aware of such a person who is capable of unleashing the domain ability and amplifying their overall fighting capacities on a large scale.
On that day itself, they killed and injured more enemies in close combat because of Tang Wulin’s Golden Dragon Rage Domain. On the other hand, their casualties were much reduced. The 1st and 2nd Battalion had an extremely good impression of Tang Wulin such that even Jiang Wuyue could not stop praising him and acknowledging Tang Wulin as his brother.
Such was the situation within a month, what if he was here for a year, two years, or even longer? He would become one of the Nine Great Blood Gods sooner or later.
Tang Wulin reminded Long Yuxue as he watched her caught in a daze. “Ma’am, you should go ahead to receive your merits.”
“Oh.” Long Yuxue suddenly woke up to reality. However, her excitement in being promoted to lieutenant colonel earlier had dissipated by half at present.
Tang Wulin was curious too regarding his military rank promotion. What rank would he be promoted to with his merit points? The merit points accumulated by Long Yuxue added to this battle’s should not exceed twenty thousand points. So, she could be promoted from a major to a lieutenant colonel. However, his merit points exceeded twenty thousand, could he be promoted to a rank higher?
Tang Wulin watched as Long Yuxue’s military rank went from two lines with a star to two lines with two stars. With excitement, he stepped forward.
“We can’t confer the Blood God Battalion over here. Your conferring shall be determined by the Blood God Battalion. You can leave now.” With that, the officer-in-charge left him disappointed.
He was already a direct officer of the Blood God Battalion after becoming one of its members. The army could not even confer his military rank anymore.
Tang Wulin looked toward Long Yuxue as if he was pleading for help. “Ma’am…”
Long Yuxue smiled bitterly and spoke, “It’s the rule. I can’t help you either. Furthermore, don’t address me as ‘ma’am’ anymore in the future. The Blood God Battalion’s status in the army is unique and exclusive. You’re not someone we can compare with even if you’re just a supernumerary personnel now. This means that you’ll have to put in more effort than anyone of us in the future. You should address me by my name. You can check it out for yourself from the Blood God Battalion. As a Blood God Battalion’s supernumerary personnel, you’re not restricted by most rules.”
“I see. Alright then.”
Long Yuxue gazed after the departing Tang Wulin as her gaze turned even more complex now. She wondered when her turn would be to become the Blood God Batallion’s supernumerary personnel!
Tang Wulin arrived at the Blood God Battalion’s station and entered the elevator successfully by using the Rose Blood God Bracelet. He had been to the hall before.
However, he felt confused upon arriving at the place as there was no one inside. Moreover, he had no idea whether he should look for the other people in the Blood God Battalion. What should he do?
He should wait then.
Tang Wulin took a seat right in the middle of the rotunda. He could only wait since a Blood God might turn up anytime.
Tang Wulin lost count of the time. He awoke from his meditation when he sensed a touch in his spiritual world.
“Are you new? Why are you meditating here?” A youth dressed in military uniform with a general’s star pinned to his shoulder looked at Tang Wulin curiously.
The youth appeared to be about twenty years old. He had a handsome, smiling face that made him appear kind and friendly.
However, Tang Wulin could tell that he was one of the Nine Great Blood Gods by looking at the military rank pinned to his shoulder. The Blood Gods were all soldiers with at least a major general’s rank.
Tang Wulin immediately stood upright and gave him a military salute. “Hello, sir.”
“Hmm. At ease. What’s going on with you?”
Tang Wulin answered, “I’m Tang Wulin, a supernumerary personnel. I’ve just joined the Blood God Battalion, and I wish to see Chief Blood One to inquire about what I should do next.”
“I see. You can use your Blood God Bracelet to call anyone of us directly. Let me show you. By the way, I’m Blood Nine.”
Blood Nine? The person before him was Blood Nine whom he did not meet the other day.
Tang Wulin already knew that Blood Three and Blood Five from the Blood God Battalion originated from Shrek Academy. Blood One and Blood Six were from the Tang Sect, while Blood Two, Blood Eight, and Blood Nine were from the War God Hall, and lastly, Blood Four and Blood Seven who were from the Spirit Pagoda.
There were only three out of nine who came from the War God Hall which had the most number of people here out of the four great organizations. However, Blood One was the Hall Master of today’s Tang Sect Douluo Hall. He could be regarded as Tang Sect’s Sect Master, so overall, the highest power still belonged to the Tang Sect.
“Thank you, sir.” Tang Wulin now understood the difference between his Rose Blood God Bracelet and the ordinary Blood God Bracelet. There was a special communication system built into it which could be used to get in touch with the Nine Great Blood Gods. Through the system, the Nine Great Blood Gods could get in touch with him as well.
As a supernumerary personnel, he could not get in touch with the Nine Great Blood Gods directly, but he could leave them a message and wait for their response.
Tang Wulin hastily left Blood One a message, as advised by Blood Nine, to inquire about what he should do.
He was quite surprised to find Blood One replying soon after. “Your location shows that you’re in the Blood God Battalion. Wait for me there.”
“Big brother told you to wait for him here? Very well then. I want to meet him too,” Blood Nine spoke smilingly.
“Thank you, sir,” Tang Wulin spoke from the depth of his heart as Blood Nine appeared to be an extremely kind and friendly person.
Blood Nine spoke with a smile on his face, “I’ve heard from the rest that you’re from Shrek Academy. What a waste that Shrek is gone. You don’t know this, but when Blood Three and Blood Five heard the news, they almost couldn’t refrain from leaving the mountain to return to Shrek City. It was Blood One who deterred them, so they stayed.”