The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 989 - Quick-moving Sabre
Chapter 989: Quick-moving Sabre
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Tang Wulin entered the competition stage. A shadow flashed on the opposite side and a mecha appeared. This time, it was no longer a long-range but a close combat mecha.
The opponent’s weapon was a saber with a long curved blade. The saber was slightly longer than the spear in Tang Wulin’s hand. The saber’s blade was over six meters long and two meters wide. It was thick and heavy, looking all powerful and impressive.
“Three, two, one, begin.” The crude, electronic voice announced Tang Wulin’s second mecha battle in the competition.
Both of them dashed toward each other without the slightest hesitation. It was simple and straightforward as the two close combat mechas approached each other rapidly.
When one close combat mecha fought another in a battle, the winner would be whoever had the stronger fighting skills, and better soul skills in reinforcing one’s mecha.
Generally, a soul master’s cultivation base must be strong in order to amplify the mecha’s soul skill in close combat. It would be very difficult for a soul master below a three-ring cultivation base to fight in a mecha battle using his or her martial soul. The power would be too weak to damage the opponent’s protective shield.
Any mecha master would consider whether his or her martial soul was compatible with their chosen mecha. Mecha masters could only exert their most powerful influence when their martial souls were fully compatible to their mechas in a mecha battle.
The opponent’s mecha raised the long saber in its hand and slashed down swiftly at Tang Wulin. The saber burst forth with lightning speed despite being so large and heavy. It took only a moment before it was upon Tang Wulin’s mecha.
The saber was so swift!
Tang Wulin squinted as his hands slid over the control panel swiftly. The spear in the mecha’s hand blocked the attack with an upward motion.
The opponent had the upper hand and refused to budge. The saber’s tip bounced off to reveal the hilt. The opponent then relied on its power to push the blade straight at Tang Wulin’s operations cab.
What a ferocious move!
Tang Wulin slid his mecha backward. At the same time, the propeller on the opponent’s back was illuminated. The saber’s blade was almost upon Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin blocked with his spear once again in an upward motion, as he attempted to look for a break in his opponent’s defense.
The opposing combatant had unleashed its propeller only for a moment, turning it off before it charged forward. Tang Wulin’s attempt to block failed while his opponent capitalized on the opportunity to sweep the long saber horizontally at the waist of Tang Wulin’s close combat mecha.
Tang Wulin could tell that the mecha master was experienced in operating a close combat mecha in actual combat.
On the other hand, he was not as skillful in operating a mecha and was at a slight disadvantage.
However, he remained calm. He did not panic even when confronted with danger. There was hardly time for him to retract the spear, but his feet movements did not slow down. On the contrary, he charged at his opponent. The propeller on his opponent’s back glowed brightly and its speed increased exponentially.
Meanwhile, he raised his spear and held it upright. He was about to use it as a long rod to smash the opponent’s mecha.
The opposite mecha continued moving horizontally with its long saber slicing ruthlessly in front. At the same time, the hilt was strenuously pulled back. Tang Wulin’s mecha appeared to be charging straight toward the saber’s tip.
Not only that, a fiery radiance burst forth abruptly from the opponent’s mecha. The saber’s radiance glowed with a bitter coldness and an overbearing aura.
The opponent’s mecha squatted to evade Tang Wulin’s attack while its soul skill was unleashed to perfection. The opponent would not allow himself to be caught at a disadvantage before he used his soul skill. The rumor, that whoever unleashed one’s martial soul first would end up in a compromised position, turned out to be absurd when one was confronted by a person who was truly skilled in actual combat.
The opponent’s soul skill burst forth with perfect timing. It put Tang Wulin who was unleashing his propeller into a desperate situation.
Tang Wulin watched helplessly as there was no way to dodge. He controlled his close combat mecha into making a very odd movement.
Suddenly, the mecha swayed once and changed its direction with its propeller turned on at full force. It did not move sideways but upward.
The mecha would need to withstand the extremely powerful turning forces when it changed directions with its propeller running at top speed. The mecha master would face the same situation as well. A person without an extremely strong physique would not be able to withstand the maneuver.
Naturally, it would not be an issue for Tang Wulin. However, his mecha was only a regular standard model, so it would not be able to withstand the forces. Nonetheless, he figured out a way.
He unleashed the soul power from his body which then seeped into every joint of the mecha to stabilize the mecha’s structure instantly. The mecha had not unleashed its protective shield, but there was an additional layer of misty white radiance on its surface. It was precisely Tang Wulin’s Mysterious Heaven Method soul power.
The saber’s radiance almost sliced across the area underneath his feet while the spear in his hand which was lashing downward was at the optimum position for a stab.
The spear’s tip was glowing with a layer of misty white radiance. It pierced directly into the area above the head of the opponent’s mecha.
Everything happened in a flash, from the moment when the opponent unleashed his fiery soul skill with its saber’s shimmering radiance to the moment Tang Wulin diverted his mecha.
The opposing mecha that was squatting initially suddenly leaped up and scurried diagonally in the air to evade Tang Wulin’s spear attack. At the same time, the long saber in its hand waved backward to stab at Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin lifted his spear, and the two weapons clashed once again.
This time, they were equally matched. Both mechas were blasted away in opposite directions simultaneously. They landed with two loud clangs, “bang, bang”.
The two drivers’ expressions were solemn when they confronted each other once again. Both of them were equally aware that they were confronting a master fighter.
It was Tang Wulin’s first experience in fighting against an opponent with such fluid control over the mecha. The opponent’s control of his long saber seemed as easy as the palm directing its fingers. It was as if the mecha was part of the opponent’s body. Furthermore, his long saber was wielded at an unusually swift speed which was apparently influenced by his soul power.
However, Tang Wulin’s will to fight grew stronger the more he dealt with such an opponent. Hence, he did not use his martial soul and bloodline power but relied solely on the amplification of his soul power.
He wished to improve his spear technique, so he was not in a rush to defeat the opponent.
Tang Wulin’s mecha suddenly took a step forward while his spear pierced out valiantly. He acted differently this time with his spirit and energy united. His soul power flowed into the mecha. It was as if his body and the mecha were fused as one.
The opponent chose to wield his saber to counteract Tang Wulin’s spear which had suddenly moved faster. The saber’s hilt was tilted slightly.
“Bang.” The spear’s consciousness bloomed during the collision. The opponent’s mecha was shaken till it fell back half a step. Nevertheless, its long saber was jabbing away toward Tang Wulin. The opponent took advantage of the weapon’s length.
A radiance flashed once in Tang Wulin’s eyes. He retracted the spear in a horizontal motion to push away the saber. Both of them were fighting furiously with their respective saber and spear at close range.
Neither of them unleashed their soul skills, while the two mechas continuously struck at one another with their weapons.
The close combat of mechas involved both attack and defense in a bold, unrestrained manner. The application of skills was limited, yet the mecha battle was especially intense.
Tang Wulin soon threw himself into the battle. The feeling of one with the mecha allowed him to execute some actual combat techniques during the battle after he had infused his soul power into the mecha. With his control of the mecha, it began to move with more agility.
On the other hand, the opponent’s fighting capacity had increased as well. His mecha was controlled to perfection. The long saber had a wide, sweeping arc. It moved up and down, left and right without conceding any opening to Tang Wulin.
At the moment, both sides were equally matched in the battle. No one had the upper hand.
Tang Wulin was certain the opponent was a mecha master from the Blood God Army. Most likely, he had at least a five-ring cultivation base. Otherwise, it would not be so difficult to deal with him.
Both parties were not fighting with their skills as neither of them was willing to use their soul skills to defeat their opponent. The battle was supposed to be their training ground.
Tang Wulin was unaware that the Star Dou Battle Network zone in the army’s rest area had broken into an uproar at present.
“Who is that? His close combat skill is unexpectedly superb. Since when is there a close combat master in our west division? Even the third battalion commander can’t take him down. It’s truly satisfying to watch this.”
A large screen was placed in the Star Dou Battle Network zone which projected all the ongoing battles in the thirty Star Dou Cabins for the soldiers, who were waiting for their turns, to watch.
At present, the screen was displaying the battle between Tang Wulin and his opponent.
Both parties fought courageously as the battle progressed. They were locked in a struggle with their saber and spear crossing each other. It was a rare opportunity to witness such a battle, and it was absolutely the most exciting competition from the west division ever since the mecha battle began.