The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 978 - Old Tang Awakening
Chapter 978: Old Tang Awakening
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
His opponent was also wearing a white mask as he stood before him. What astonished Tang Wulin was that his opponent’s name was not displayed above him, although it was an official match. It was clearly a way to protect his opponent’s identity.
A smile appeared at the edge of his lips. Long Yuxue would not have any excuse this time. Even if she had met him on the competition stage, both of them would have no way of knowing that they were actually fighting each other.
“Three, two, one, begin!”
Just as Tang Wulin was praising the anonymity of the Star Dou Battle Network, the electronic countdown voice had already completed its task. It also announced that his first Federal Star Dou Battle Network Competition had officially begun.
The electronic voice had barely faded when four soul rings rose from beneath the soul master’s feet. Two yellows and two purples. His opponent pointed a right finger at the skies and a beam of red light shot toward the skies immediately. Then, a dense cluster of fist-sized fireballs appeared in the skies. They shot straight toward Tang Wulin.
A four-ring Soul Ancestor?
Tang Wulin could not help but smile. Did his god-forsaken luck finally improve?
Blades of the Bluesilver Grass surged outward like a swarm of bees. He acted as if he did not see the fireballs that were falling straight toward his head. He stood at his spot without moving a muscle. The Bluesilver Emperor had already spread toward his opponent like giant pythons.
A dozen of the Bluesilver Emperor vines shot toward the skies and shattered the dense fireballs. The fireballs exploded into spots of firelight in the air.
The vines then aimed wildly toward the soul master like a dozen huge tentacles.
The four-ring Soul Ancestor was clearly stunned. With his mask on, his expression was not visible, but his control of his martial soul was flustered. His fire-type soul power flowed out. In his haste, he lit up another soul ring just as he released another massive fireball toward Tang Wulin.
If he had been an ordinary plant-type martial soul, he would definitely be at a disadvantage when faced with a fire-type soul master. Fire inhibits wood, so it was only normal for a plant to succumb to the scorching fire.
However, Tang Wulin’s Bluesilver Emperor was no ordinary martial soul. It was a king among the plants, and it had always been under the influence of Tang Wulin’s Golden Dragon King bloodline. The Bluesilver Emperors acted like dragons but surged forward like bees.
The massive fireball was stabbed directly by a Bluesilver Emperor. Not even a single char mark was seen. The fire-type Soul Ancestor noticed that the huge vine glittered a deep sapphire under his own fireball’s shine. The center of the sapphire had golden veins that looked like bones.
What was this? The four-ring Soul Ancestor almost cried. Although he knew that he would not be able to obtain a good ranking in such a grand competition with his cultivation base, he definitely did not wish to end up defeated after his first match!
However, to be idealistic was always wonderful, but reality could be cruel. The vines entwined and bound his body in a frenzy. When his fire-type soul skills were defeated one after another, he had no other way to fight. His body was lifted high and flung mercilessly toward the ground again.
“The match ends. You’ve won.” The electronic message Tang Wulin heard was short and simple.
To him, this battle was truly too easy. It was completely a one-sided victory. From the beginning until the end, he only took a few steps forward.
Because the various abilities granted by the Golden Dragon King’s bloodline power were very effective, Tang Wulin rarely used his own martial soul now.
However, when he used his Bluesilver Emperor to bind his opponent from afar, he noticed that his Bluesilver Emperor was quite different than before.
On the surface of each Bluesilver Emperor, there was a layer of network-shaped patterns. These patterns were like the ones that had appeared on his body before.
Could it be that his Bluesilver Emperor had now grown scales?
In any case, his opponent had a four-ring cultivation base. However, his opponent’s soul skills were unable to harm the Bluesilver Emperor in any way.
He had also used his Bluesilver Emperor when he faced the abyssal experts in his fights a few days ago. Obviously, he was not in good condition back then. Now, he knew that the problem did not lie in the strength of his Bluesilver Emperor, just that his opponents were too powerful. That was why his Bluesilver Emperor could not display its prowess.
However, the Bluesilver Emperor had given Tang Wulin a great surprise in this fight. With the Bluesilver Emperor’s current strength, it was far better than many close-range soul weapons. Not only would this be of great use in a fight against soul masters, it would also be of great use in a mecha fight!
If one were to ask: would it be easy for a regular mecha to break free from the Bluesilver Emperor’s entanglement?
The answer would be negative. A smile had already appeared at the edge of Tang Wulin’s lips without him realizing it.
He got down the competition stage and the name above Tang Wulin’s head changed again. The two words ‘Little Tang’ were now displayed in a faint golden hue. The initial counts of wins and losses had vanished, in its place was a golden arrow pointing up.
This meant that he had qualified for the next round after today’s match.
As he thought about the Bluesilver Emperor, Tang Wulin felt certain that this competition had great meaning for him. His cultivation base had improved tremendously these two years. Especially after spending a few years in the Dragon Valley, the transformation he had experienced was earthshaking. However, in truth, he had never been able to comprehend fully all the things he had learned. Taking part in actual combat was the best way to improve himself. The merging of his martial soul and bloodline power was a significant way for him to improve himself.
The collective strength of his soul power and bloodline power was his greatest advantage.
Tang Wulin made up his mind to allocate more time to cultivate his soul power. He had a vague feeling that once he was able to complete his Soul Core, there would be profound changes between it and his Dragon Core. He would then have complete confidence to break through the tenth seal.
“Very nice.” Just when Tang Wulin’s mind was filled with thoughts, a familiar voice suddenly sounded in his head. The voice came all of a sudden that he had a fright. However, he was quickly filled with surprise.
Old Tang had been in a slumber for a long time. He had not given Tang Wulin any pointers in a long while. As such, Tang Wulin did not expect him to awaken at this moment.
“Your judgment is correct. If you can complete your Soul Core, the cooperation between the two great energy cores will definitely give rise to some chemical reactions, and it’ll most certainly be beneficial. Your condition is much better than I imagine. I see that you’ve gotten some great yields while I was having my slumber. To my surprise, you’ve condensed your Blood Essence Core. This is good, very good. You’ve completed your Blood Essence Core before you’ve condensed your Soul Core. I’m beginning to see signs of you being able to transfer all the Golden Dragon King’s essence to yourself.”
Old Tang’s voice was full of relief. Tang Wulin instinctively closed his eyes. His consciousness quickly sunk, and he appeared in the same hall as Old Tang.
Old Tang stood with his hands behind his back and a faint smile on his face. He appeared a few years younger.
“Old Tang, why have you been asleep for so long?” Tang Wulin asked with great puzzlement.
Old Tang smiled faintly as he shook his head lightly. “I’ve had this feeling of a summons from afar. So, I’ve been using all my remaining energy to look out for it. Your progress has been smooth, so you don’t need me frequently. You finally have the strength to protect yourself. The next thing you must do is to cultivate what you have in greater depth and consolidate all of them, especially that blood essence power of yours. These abilities are the abundant gifts of nature that you have. Simply put, if you can completely absorb the essences from all the eighteen Golden Dragon King seals, then you’d be the new Golden Dragon King, in a sense. You may even surpass him.”