The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 979 - The New Golden Dragon King?
Chapter 979: The New Golden Dragon King?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“New Golden Dragon King?” Tang Wulin looked at Old Tang with astonishment. It was his first time hearing Old Tang saying such things.
Old Tang laughed hysterically. “Yes! The new Golden Dragon King! All the Golden Dragon King’s essence is within your body. Although it may rob you of your life at any time, provided you’re able to completely absorb and digest it, I have no doubt that you’ll be able to possess its powers in its entirety. However, I must remind you that possessing the Dragon Core alone won’t guarantee your safety. The final nine seals of the Golden Dragon King are the ones that truly contain the sealed Golden Dragon King’s powers. The first nine seals were only to allow you time to adapt to the power.”
“Never think that you can rest easy just because you’ve obtained your Dragon Core. With your body’s current strength, you’d still need to exert yourself to break through the tenth seal. If you’re able to condense your soul core, then that’s more like it.”
Tang Wulin was greatly astonished. He had thought that it would be easy as pie to break through the tenth seal since his body had already been strengthened to such a degree. However, from the tone of Old Tang’s words, it seemed like it would not be easy to break through the tenth seal.
“Why’s that so, Old Tang? I already feel that my body is strong enough, especially now that I have my Dragon Core. If the Golden Dragon King’s essence were to be released, can’t I just absorb them completely with my Dragon Core?”
Old Tang shook his head as he said with a lowered voice, “It’s not as easy as you think. The reason why I’ve awakened at this moment is to remind you that you shouldn’t be blindly optimistic. Not only do the final nine Golden Dragon King seals contain terrifying energy, more importantly, but they also hold some of the Golden Dragon King’s initial will. Nobody knows what this will is filled with. However, with the Golden Dragon King’s violent nature, it must be something that’ll affect your consciousness. Hence, your task is not merely to digest the Golden Dragon King’s energy, you must protect your mind at the same time. Otherwise, there’s a possibility that you’ll be controlled by the Golden Dragon King’s will.”
Tang Wulin drew a cold breath. Although he knew that the Golden Dragon King’s seals were threatening, he had never expected the final nine seals to be so deadly.
“What should I do then, Old Tang? If the Golden Dragon King’s will truly exist, wouldn’t it impact my spiritual powers and soul sea? Such terrifying energy, how can…”
Old Tang held his hands behind him and said with a lowered voice, “You must know that in the Divine Realm, the Golden Dragon King is also the highest rank-1 deity.”
Tang Wulin’s heart shook. “Is it true that the Golden Dragon King is a part of the Dragon God?”
Old Tang looked at him with amazement. “You know that already?”
Tang Wulin knew that it was true just by looking at his expression.
“Don’t you know, Old Tang? What’s a rank-1 deity?”
Old Tang replied, “In the Divine Realm, all the gods are equal. Nevertheless, they’re still divided into a few ranks. They are mainly differentiated by their differences in strength. The ones with the lowest cultivation bases are known as the God Officers. One step up the ranks would be the rank-3 deities, followed by the rank-2, and the rank-1 deities, in that order. The ones with the highest ranks are known as the Godkings. They’re also the law enforcers of the Divine Realm. There were once five Godkings in the Divine Realm. All these that I’ve mentioned are applicable to humans who have become gods through their cultivation.”
“For the beasts, the conditions are roughly the same. However, there’s only one beast-type Godking, and that’s the Dragon God! In terms of individual combat strength, the Dragon God may even surpass any one of the Five Great Godkings. It’s because he’s alone that he isn’t able to lord over the humans. The Dragon God died during a battle with the human Godkings. That’s how the Golden Dragon King and Silver Dragon King came about. You can say that the Golden Dragon King is similar to a human Godking, and is a rank above a rank-1 deity. So, If you think about it, such a terrifying power is sealed within your body’s final nine seals. How difficult would it be to completely absorb and convert it?”
“Have you mentioned the Divine Realm before this? I’ve heard that it has been many years since anyone was able to cultivate into a god on Douluo Continent. Are you telling me that the Divine Realm doesn’t exist anymore?”
Old Tang’s gaze displayed some befuddlement. He sighed. “No, the Divine Realm still exists. It’s just that it can’t contact our world anymore. If ever the day comes when you’re able to completely unseal the Golden Dragon King’s seals and absorb its energy, you’ll be able to establish a Divine Country and frame its rules.”
Tang Wulin drew a cold breath. He had expected the Golden Dragon King’s seals within his body to be exceptionally powerful. No matter how high his expectations were, he only thought that he would reach the ranks of a Limit Douluo. He never thought that Old Tang would tell him that he could be a God-King.
It truly racked his brain!
Tang Wulin was no longer the clueless kid who had the Golden Dragon King’s seals.
Unrivaled dangers lay behind the possibility of reaching the rank of a Godking. Even with his current conditions, the probability of him absorbing all the energy was almost zero.
Tang Wulin gulped. He looked at Old Tang and said with a bitter smile, “Am I close to death’s door already?”
Old Tang went silent. “I don’t know.”
Tang Wulin’s gaze darkened. “Old Tang, can you help me figure, with my body’s current conditions, how long I can hold out and the number of seals I can break in the meantime?”
Old Tang shook his head. “I’ve no way of estimating that for you since you’ve already exceeded my expectations. You’re twenty-one this year, but the strength you possess now is possibly that of a twenty-five-year-old by my reckoning. Twelve seals would be the limit for a human. Beyond the twelve seals, one seal is equivalent to a god’s rank. Judging by the stability of the seals, I can only say that you’ll most likely break through the twelfth seal in ten years. After fifteen years, the thirteenth seal will unseal on its own. When the time comes, you’ll not only have to face your body’s problems but the powers of the world’s order as well.”
Tang Wulin was astonished, “Powers of the world’s order? What’s that?”
Old Tang said, “There are invisible orders at work in any world. The Divine Realm has its order and the mortals’ realm has its own as well. The order of the mortal world is that god-ranked beings cannot exist here. I’m sure there have been many Limit Douluos cultivated from among the humans throughout the years. Why aren’t they able to break their limits and attain the ranks of a god? It’s not that they don’t have enough talent. If there’s no supply of Godhood tablets, they’ll have to live under the suppression of the powers of the world’s order which render them impotent to breaking through this separation barrier.”
“You’ll face the same problem as well. It’s impossible that there’ll be a Godhood tablet for you. So, when your thirteenth seal is broken, you’ll not only be withstanding an immense energy shock, you’ll also have to withstand the suppression of the entire Douluo Continent’s order.”
Tang Wulin remained quiet as he imagined the sorry state he would be in if such an incident were to occur.
A bitter smile appeared on his face. He sighed softly. “Looks like there’s no other possibility, right? Fifteen years, so I only have fifteen years at most?”
While the Golden Dragon King bloodline gave him powerful strengths, it also shortened his life.
Old Tang nodded lightly. “It’s not like you don’t have any opportunities at all. If you’re able to break through that barrier, then your future will be as wide as the seas and as endless as the skies. As long as you’re able to attain godhood, perhaps you’ll then be able to create a God Country. Although the chances of success are very slim, my existence is to help you break through that barrier.”
Tang Wulin looked at Old Tang and suddenly said, “Don’t tell me how high my chances are.”
Old Tang was astonished. After a moment, a smile appeared on his face for the first time in their meeting.
“You’ve grown stronger!”
Tang Wulin smiled as well. “Indeed! If I don’t know the worst case scenario, I’ll have more courage. I’ll fight with all my might no matter the circumstances. So what if I can’t break through? At least I won’t have any regrets. Old Tang, I have a favor to ask of you. I’d like you to help me analyze when the best time to break through the tenth seal will be. Should I delay or do it as soon as possible?”
Old Tang replied without hesitation, “Do it as soon as possible!”
Tang Wulin was astonished. “That’s not what you said during the first nine seals.”
Old Tang said, “It’s not the same. I was worried about your body breaking down during the first nine seals. Since your body’s strength has already exceeded my expectations, you should absorb the strength from the subsequent seals as soon as possible. In a way, the final nine seals are considered as one. Perhaps, I should say that the Golden Dragon King’s energy is all in the nine seals. If you absorbed a part of it, the seals will be under less pressure overall. The unsealing of the seals can be postponed for as long as possible allowing you more time. Do you understand?”