The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 988 - Blood One’s Hopes
Chapter 988: Blood One’s Hopes
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Zhang Huanyun looked distracted. “Don’t talk about such hypotheticals.”
Blood One continued, “What if it truly happens?”
Zhang Huanyun replied, “Even so, we’d need accurate information about the situation and detailed analysis. If he’s the one who’d accomplish such a great feat, then I wouldn’t even have a problem handing over the entire Blood God Army to him. After all, the Blood God Army exists to take care of the abyssal passage. If there were no more threats from the abyssal plane, then the Blood God Army would lose its purpose. What happens in the future is none of my business. I could also take some time to relax, if I should live that long, that is.”
Blood One nodded. “That would be all it takes.”
Zhang Huanyun could not help but ask, “You really think that this young man can turn the tide between the abyssal plane’s energy and us?”
Blood One smiled faintly. “Why not? At least there’s a chance. His Golden Dragon Spear is much more effective than you think. Not only is his cultivation base strong, but his bloodline ability is also even more formidable. He was able to become the leader of the Shrek Seven Monsters, so his abilities can’t be dismissed. He’s also a Saint Craftsman-ranked blacksmith. He’s the youngest Saint Craftsman in the history of blacksmithing. I don’t think you know that yet.”
“Are you serious?” This time, Zhang Huanyun was truly shocked. There was not even a single Saint Craftsman in the entire Blood God Army!
Blood One shrugged. “If it wasn’t for Long Tianwu’s orders which forbade him from using his merits earned from blacksmithing to raise his ranks, I think that he’d be able to become a major general in less than a year. Do you believe that?”
Zhang Huanyun appeared to be pondering. “What about your plan?”
Blood One replied, “Before he’s powerful enough, we must first keep him hidden. The abyssal plane has already noticed the effects of his Golden Dragon Spear. The Mei Empress even joined the attack herself. If we allow him to continue fighting and the abyssal plane was willing to pay any price, it would be highly difficult for us to stop them even if we wanted to. I’ve sent him to enter the Federal Star Dou Battle Network Challenge so that he can train in it for some time. When his strength has reached the point where he can take the task on solo, that’ll be the time when we’ll wage an all-out war against the abyssal plane. I’d very much like to see what’ll happen when he sticks his Golden Dragon Spear into the bodies of the 108 Abyssal Monarchs. The 108 Abyssal Monarchs are basically the 108 fulcrums of the abyssal plane. I’m not sure how many we’d have to break before the abyssal plane will crumble or break away from their connection with our world, but I can be sure that as long as some of the 108 Abyssal Monarchs die, the abyssal plane will think twice before they ever attempt to invade us again.”
“The greatest problem we face now is that we aren’t able to truly wear them down. Otherwise, why would we be so hard pressed after fighting them for thousands of years, with generation after generation of Blood God Army soldiers?”
Zhang Huanyun’s eyes flickered. “I see what you’re saying. You’re hoping that this young man can use his weapon to completely kill the 108 Abyssal Monarchs, attempt to destroy a few of the hundred and eight abyssal layers, and cut the abyssal passage off.”
“That’s right.” Blood One nodded solemnly.
Zhang Huanyun took a deep breath, “Alright, this plan sounds good. You have my unconditional support. Tell me if you need anything. If the day truly comes where we no longer have the need to guard this place, the Blood God Army will stand with Shrek and the Tang Sect. In the army, everything has to be traded with merits, and no merit is greater than completely resolving the problem of the abyssal plane. If that time comes, even if you make the Blood God Army your personal fighting force, I won’t have any qualms. All these years, even after the Tang Sect’s headquarters was destroyed, you didn’t go back. I’ll remember this sentiment of yours.”
The Heartless Douluo said with a smile, “Let’s not talk about these things. Our objectives are the same. Haven’t you also spent sixty years here? We’re working tirelessly toward a single goal. At least, we’ve seen the first ray of hope in six thousand years, haven’t we?”
The two real leaders of Blood God Army looked at each other and smiled. Words were not necessary to convey what they felt.
Naturally, Tang Wulin did not know that these two had reached an agreement, nor was he aware how important he was in their hearts. After he had treated Long Yuxue to a meal, he returned to his dorm and continued to cultivate stoically.
His fight with Long Yuxue that day had paid great dividends. He had actually enhanced his martial soul with his bloodline power for the very first time. For him, this had enormous implications. It had made his overall strength increase by a great leap.
He grasped his Golden Dragon Spear and meditated as he sat cross-legged. He silently felt the support of his Dragon Core within his soul power. His soul power vortex now had a golden tinge, showing a close connection to his Dragon Core.
Tang Wulin could even vaguely feel that some of his Dragon Core’s aura had settled within his soul power vortex. With this combination, it should be much easier for him to enhance his martial soul with his bloodline power next time.
This meditation session had taken him longer than usual. Tang Wulin connected some of the thoughts in his mind. At the same time, he considered his skill, the Thousand Accusing Fingers.
As expected, actual combat was the best way to improve oneself. With the merging of his soul power and bloodline power, he was more confident of facing the upcoming matches in the competition.
Old Tang had said that he needed to use his own abilities to create the final three moves of the Golden Dragon Nine Moves. After his bloodline power had enhanced his martial soul, he started having some ideas. He definitely needed more time to put his thoughts in order, but at least it was a good start.
A faint light flickered. Tang Wulin slowly emerged from his state of meditation. He carefully opened his eyes and everything around him appeared clearer. Although there was no noticeable improvement in his cultivation base, he felt as if he was reborn.
He exerted force subconsciously, and every one of his muscles tensed up instantly. His Dragon Core was at the center of his body, and it shone with a dazzling golden light. His soul power vortex was quickly colored by a faint layer of gold. The two of them were always in a state where they could merge.
However, it was a pity that his soul power cultivation base and bloodline cultivation base were not yet at the same rank. Once his Soul Core was formed, Tang Wulin believed that the merging of these two cores would definitely produce a powerful reaction.
He looked forward to that day’s arrival. At least, by the looks of things currently, it was not too far off. Maybe, when he broke through rank-60 soul power and became a Soul Emperor, his soul core would be successfully condensed. He still had an ace up his sleeve. When the time came, he would directly merge his hundred-thousand-year soul ring with Damask Tulip. Although he intended to turn Damask Tulip into his spirit soul and not his soul ring since it would not increase his soul power very much, he felt that there was no way that his Soul Core would not successfully merge with it with the addition of his hundred thousand year soul ring.
That was why, on the surface, Tang Wulin’s cultivation base did not seem to have increased by much, but he had obtained his Dragon Core in the short month since he had come to the Blood God Army. If he could obtain his Soul Core and make this interconnected enhancement work, it could definitely raise his power by a few ranks. If he were to achieve that, even Tang Wulin himself would not be able to judge what level his combat strength would reach.
A faint smile appeared on Tang Wulin’s face, and he got up to his feet. He was shocked when he saw the time.
It was already the time for the second day’s match. He had initially been planning to have a meal.
He quickly entered the Star Dou Cabin and connected to the Battle Network.
Once again, it was the time for a mecha battle that day. Tang Wulin went straight to the competition grounds and entered right away.
Selection: Melee MechaWeapon: Spear
Tang Wulin had entered the mecha competition to train his own long-range attacking abilities. However, after he started training with the spear, there had been a change of plans. Before he completed the move Thousand Accusing Fingers, he was intending to compete with a spear.