The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 980 - Old Tang Handing Down the Spear
Chapter 980: Old Tang Handing Down the Spear
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Tang Wulin nodded. “I understand. It’s just like having nine partitions in deep waters. When the water on the topmost layer is removed, the weight borne by the other partitions will be lighter. Since there’s one less partition, the time it takes for the other partitions to break down will be shorter.”
“Yes, that sounds right. As long as your safety is guaranteed, the earlier you break through the final seals, the better it’ll be for you. It’ll buy you more time. Similarly, the sooner you can absorb the energy contained within the seals, the quicker you can boost your strength. It’ll also make you better in controlling the powerful energies and hasten your evolution.”
“I understand.” Tang Wulin nodded.
“So, I’ll begin attempting the tenth seal after I’ve condensed my soul core,” said Tang Wulin determinedly.
Old Tang nodded forcefully. “Exactly!”
Tang Wulin looked as if he was pondering something. “Time is short and the mission can’t wait!”
A dozen years, that was the length of time he had. Meanwhile, the heavy burden of restoring Shrek Academy was on his shoulders.
No matter what, he could not waste any more time.
Old Tang said, “What I’ve told you are the dangers that you’ll face in the future. Are you facing any problems in your cultivation? Your cultivation growth has restored my memories somewhat. I can give you some pointers.”
Tang Wulin replied, “A serious problem that I’m facing right now is the Golden Dragon Nine Moves that I’ve been cultivating which was handed down to me by my grandteacher. He died during the battle where Shrek Academy was destroyed. I’ve not learned the final three moves of the Golden Dragon Nine Moves and the domain-related abilities. I have my Dragon Core now, and I think that I’m able to cultivate it already. Also, with the enhancement of my cultivation base, the effects of my Golden Dragon Spear has grown stronger. However, I can only use it with my own strength and speed. There are no good spear techniques from the Tang Sect, and I think it’s a waste.”
After Old Tang heard what Tang Wulin said, he replied with a faint smile, “Those aren’t difficult problems. Regarding the Golden Dragon Nine Moves, in truth, it’s good enough for you to learn the first six moves. The latter domain-related abilities can’t be learned in the first place. You must figure it out yourself. That’s probably why the Scarlet Dragon Douluo didn’t teach you. When you’re at the doorstep of the domains, you’ll have to create your own unique abilities instead of learning it from someone. Only the techniques that you’ve created yourself will suit you the most. Haven’t you thought it through before I called you here? The combination of your bloodline power and martial soul is the path which you will tread in the future.”
Tang Wulin’s eyes brightened. He seemed to have grasped the idea somewhat. Maybe, the turning point will happen when he formed his own soul core.
“As for spearing techniques,” said Old Tang while smiling faintly, “I’ve developed this for you. This spearing technique was created by a god. It suits you very well.”
“A spearing technique created by a god?” Tang Wulin’s eyes sparkled.
“Hmm. It requires you to contemplate on it and endure the hardship during your cultivation. I’ll teach you the first move today, the Thousand Accusing Fingers!” As he said this, Old Tang swung his right arm and a beam of golden light appeared in his hand. It resembled Tang Wulin’s Golden Dragon Spear.
He pointed the spear to his front and a beam of light erupted, quick as lightning.
Thousands upon thousands of golden lights burst forth in the skies. Tang Wulin felt countless Spear’s Consciousness impale his body as if his soul was shattered under the Spear’s Consciousness. Just when he was pained to the point of crying out, the Spear’s Consciousness suddenly faded. He saw a giant golden spear shoot past his eyes. Thousands upon thousands of golden lights were condensed into a single beam of light.
The dome of the heavens seemed to be stabbed through in this instant. It was truly some spearing technique!
It was not known how much time had elapsed. When Tang Wulin woke up from his meditation, his clothes were completely wet. However, he felt thoroughly relaxed and refreshed.
Old Tang returned to his slumber. As to when he would wake up again, he only mentioned that he would be up when Tang Wulin had truly mastered the Thousand Accusing Fingers.
Currently, Tang Wulin’s mind was completely filled with the Spear’s Consciousness. It was his first time experiencing the Spear’s Consciousness being used in such a way.
The spear was the king of weapons! This was what Old Tang had told him. If he wished to master the spearing techniques, he had to strike out a kingly path of his own.
Tang Wulin spent the entire day immersed in the Spear’s Consciousness. He was startled awake when his alarm clock rang on the second day, signaling the start of the mecha competition.
How time flew! With his Dragon Core, he did not feel hungry even when he had not eaten for a whole day.
He entered the Star Dou Cabin connected to the Battle Network.
A light flashed, and he reappeared in the west division’s stadium. However, Tang Wulin felt numb currently. There was nothing else on his mind except for the Spear’s Consciousness.
He went to the other side of the stadium where the mecha combat area was.
“The competition begins! Please select your mecha type: melee or long range.”
“Melee!” Tang Wulin made his choice instinctively. It was only then that he realized he had chosen wrongly.
“Please select the weapon to be used with your melee mecha!” came the electronic voice again. A series of weapons appeared for him to choose. There were more than a dozen choices: saber, spear, sword, halberd, hatchet, battle ax, hook, battle fork, whip, mace, hammer, claw, pronged spear, and meteor hammer. All in all, eighteen types of weapons were available. It was surprisingly different from the test before this.
Were they offered the chance to select their weapons at the competition stage?
Tang Wulin was greatly surprised. He picked the spear almost without hesitation. He was currently immersed in the Spear’s Consciousness. Although controlling a mecha to wield the spear was different from wielding it himself, the objective was to operate the mecha as if it was one’s own body.
A light flashed, and the twelve-meter tall melee mecha appeared on the competition grounds. Tang Wulin was sitting within the mecha. A fifteen-meter long massive spear appeared in the mecha’s grasp. The mecha emanated an impressive domineering aura.
On the other hand, his opponent who stood opposite him was operating a long-range mecha equipped with a soul cannon. It was no different from before.
Could it be that the organizers felt that melee mechas were at a disadvantage during the testing stages? That might have been why there were so many additions to the choice of weapons.
It was the opposite situation from when he first fought in the mecha competition. Melee against long-range.
“Three, two, one, begin!” the smart electronic voice was curt as usual.
“Boom! Boom! Boom!” The long-range mecha opposite Tang Wulin had begun to attack him at the first opportunity it had. It raised its hand and fired three shots in a row. The three soul ammunitions formed the three vertices of a triangle which went straight toward Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin controlled the mecha to grip the spear tightly. In an instant, there seemed to be an endless Spear’s Consciousness appearing in front of him. He shook the spear in his hands and stabbed thrice with lightning speed. Without missing a beat, he had detonated the three soul ammunitions while the mecha itself stood unmoving on the ground.
It was not the spearing technique of the Thousand Accusing Fingers, but Tang Wulin’s control of the mecha. It reflected the combination of his agility and pure strength.
When he stabbed with his spear, he began to feel something different.
The king of weapons, a kingly path!
“Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!” Another five rounds of ammunition were fired at him.
Again, he stabbed five times with his spear to nullify his opponent’s attacks. Tang Wulin’s mecha had still not budged from its initial spot.
The sensation truly came. During actual combat, he had just simply stabbed with his spear. However, with every stab of the spear, Tang Wulin felt that the trajectories of the spear were like kingly paths. Amidst the flickering of the spear’s glow, halos swirled and lingered in the air.
The long-range mecha opposite him was also acting strangely. Normally, when a melee mecha was faced with a long-range opponent, the melee mecha would attempt to close in on its opponent if given the opportunity, whereas the long-range mecha would attempt to put more distance between itself and its opponent. For a melee mecha to stand riveted to the ground while withstanding the long-range attacks of its opponent, as what Tang Wulin was doing now, such a situation would probably not have occurred in a competition.