The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 996 - Refuse to Concede Defeat
Chapter 996: Refuse to Concede Defeat
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
That huge creature looked familiar to her. Its strength was so terrifying. If she had been operating her own mecha, she was confident that she could put up a fight against it. However, not only were the offensive and defensive powers of the standard mecha weak, it was no match for her own mecha in terms of speed as well. She had no chance whatsoever to dodge the attack before she was destroyed by her opponent.
‘That guy had no shame at all!’
Also, the fellow had caught her boomerang with his bare hand. What was his hand made of? It was well-known that her boomerang’s attacking power was certainly one of the strongest among martial souls of the same rank.
Using her own judgment, she understood that she did not lose in terms of mecha, but on her martial soul. Her opponent must have been an expert with a twin martial soul.
In the moment she spent thinking, she recalled why the huge creature seemed so familiar.
“Jiang Wuyue!” she muttered through gritted teeth. Ling Wuyue strode toward the outside.
Two bars and two stars stuck out boldly on her shoulder. She was a lieutenant colonel.
“Jiang Wuyue, where are you?” She ignored the military officers who greeted her in the Star Dou Battle Network area and dialed Jiang Wuyue’s number.
“What’s the matter?” From the sound of his tone, Jiang Wuyue’s was clearly irritated.
“There’s something we need to talk about. Where are you now?” Ling Wuyue took a deep breath and managed to suppress her burning rage.
“Am I supposed to always be at your beck and call? Why should I come to see you?” said Jiang Wuyue, annoyed.
“Do you have a death wish?!” Ling Wuyue finally erupted. “I’ll give you one minute to come before me immediately. If you don’t, I won’t be merciful on you. I’ll challenge you to a mecha battle every day in front of your men. You think I’m lying?”
“Hah, I don’t even use mechas. I’m not afraid of you!” Jiang Wuyue said indifferently.
“So you say. Just you wait. I’ll head over to your battalion right now. I’d like to see if anyone among them is strong enough to stop me.” Saying this, Ling Wuyue prepared to end the call.
“Hey, hey, hey! Alright, alright. What are you getting so worked up about? Where are you? I’ll come to see you,” said Jiang Wuyue helplessly.
Although he truly did not want to meet Ling Wuyue, he had no choice. She was powerful, after all. Besides, Ling Wuyue had a moniker in the army: the Mad Witch. She would dare to do anything, no matter how outrageous it was.
Previously, she had been promoted to a senior colonel. However, she was forcibly demoted because she had acted on impulse once.
The reason Jiang Wuyue was reluctant to meet her was mainly because they had some history between them, or maybe it would be more aptly described as a feud.
In terms of appearance, Ling Wuyue was not too bad, but not that great either. She was a staunch woman with slender build and bones that were slightly larger than other girls. They were both about the same age.
She had known Jiang Wuyue since they were little, and they were constantly butting heads while growing up together. In the year when Ling Wuyue turned twenty-five, she suddenly went to meet Jiang Wuyue and asked him to go out with her. She also told him that only a strong man such as himself was worthy of her.
However, just because Jiang Wuyue was strong, it did not mean that he would like a strong partner. He immediately turned her down. Beautiful girls such as Long Yuxue were more of his type.
Enraged, Ling Wuyue challenged Jiang Wuyue on the spot. Back then, Jiang Wuyue’s cultivation base was already above Ling Wuyue’s, and his Overlord Dragon martial soul had shocking strength. In a one-on-one battle, Ling Wuyue could not do anything against him. In the end, she was subdued by Jiang Wuyue.
However, Ling Wuyue was stubborn. She did not let the matter die down just like that. She went back and brought her mecha to fight Jiang Wuyue again.
This time, it was Jiang Wuyue who was no match for her. Their cultivation bases were not much different from each other to begin with, and Jiang Wuyue was not suited to fight with a mecha. In the other hand, Ling Wuyue was the army’s ace mecha Master. Even though Jiang Wuyue had activated his one-word battle armor, he was roundly beaten by Ling Wuyue with her black mecha.
Ling Wuyue then told him that if he refused to be in a relationship with her, she would fight him every time they met.
Ling Wuyue was not from the Blood Division, and she was skilled in long-range attacks. She had climbed up the ranks faster than Jiang Wuyue and was already a deputy regiment commander now. Although her ranks were the same with Jiang Wuyue, she held more power compared to him.
There was no way he could appeal to the army over such matters. Feeling helpless, Jiang Wuyue could only cultivate as hard as he could, finally breaking through to a six-ringed cultivation base and completing his two-word battle armor. It was only then that he was able to fight back against Ling Wuyue, escaping the fate of being tortured by her every time they met.
After losing enough challenges to Jiang Wuyue, she decided to cultivate as possible as well. Once her cultivation base surpassed Jiang Wuyue’s, she would undoubtedly give him more trouble.
The whole situation left Jiang Wuyue feeling quite helpless. However, he had not thought of a suitable plane to counter such circumstances. That was why he was indignant when he saw Ling Wuyue’s name showing up on his soul communicator.
Of course, this experience was not entirely detrimental. At least, he had focused all of his efforts into cultivation. He had Ling Wuyue to thank for this.
Ling Wuyue told Jiang Wuyue her location, and after a short while, he found her.
When he saw Ling Wuyue with her furious expression, Jiang Wuyue could not help but be amused as he said, “Hey there, crazy woman! What’s with you today? Who’s daring enough to have angered you?”
In the army, nobody dared to cross Ling Wuyue. She respected the officers of higher ranks than hers and nobody below her rank could beat her. That was why Jiang Wuyue had said what he said.
Jiang Wuyue answered angrily, “Cut the nonsense. Let me ask you, does anyone in the army possess the same martial soul as you?”
Jiang Wuyue was astonished. “There isn’t anybody else. I’m the only one.”
Jiang Wuyue said, “Impossible. I fought with someone in the competition today. He was clearly no match for me with his mecha but in the end, he summoned a huge creature that resembled your martial soul. I could see that it was just an image. It might’ve even been a spirit soul. But it was extremely powerful. It made short work of my mecha.”
“Huh?” Jiang Wuyue was stunned, “That can’t be true. Are you sure that it was our Western Competition Area? You sure that there’s no mistake?”
Ling Wuyue replied pointedly, “There’s no way that I’ll get it wrong. The people from Mingdu all went to either the Central Competition Area or the Northwestern Competition Area. They aren’t competing in our area at all. Could it be that there are other opponents in the Fire Basin that are capable of opposing even us? The person I fought isn’t skilled in operating his mecha, but the thing he summoned was exactly the same as your martial soul when you unleashed it. It’s just that it was much bigger, about sixty meters tall, and very powerful.”
Jiang Wuyue frowned deeply. “That’s impossible. You know that my bloodline mutated when I was born. That’s how I got my Overlord Dragon martial soul. I’m the first one to have it in my family’s history. The Overlord Dragon itself is a proud spirit soul. It won’t let itself be used by anyone else. How can it appear in the competition? These soul beasts have long been extinct! I think that you know about all this basic knowledge, right?”
Ling Wuyue said coldly, “I only believe my own eyes. You really have no idea?”
Jiang Wuyue answered, “There are too few clues. Can you tell me in detail about your opponent?” After he had heard Ling Wuyue’s words, he did not care to argue with her anymore. He was always interested in talking about the Overlord Dragon.
Ling Wuyue recounted the entire process of her battle with Tang Wulin to Jiang Wuyue.
When Jiang Wuyue heard her mention a golden claw reaching out from within the mecha and caught her boomerang, his expression turned peculiar. At the same time, he connected some of the dots in his mind.
“That should be enough clues, right?” asked Ling Wuyue.
Jiang Wuyue nodded. “Oddly enough, it does make me think of one monster. If it’s him, then it’s possible.”
“Is he from our army?” asked Ling Wuyue.
Jiang Wuyue nodded, “Yes, he’s from our army. A newcomer. He can also be regarded as quite extraordinary. I won’t be surprised in the least if you’ve lost to him. I couldn’t beat him either. The only thing was that I didn’t know that he had such skills.”
A hint of curiosity appeared in Ling Wuyue’s eyes, “Who’re you talking about? A new recruit? How come I’ve never heard of him?”
Jiang Wuyue, “It’s to be expected that you didn’t. He’s only been here for a couple of months. Give me a minute. I’ll ask if it’s him.”
Ling Wuyue asked through gritted teeth, “If it’s him, I’ll never forgive him. How dare he use his martial soul on me just because he can’t best my mecha?”
Jiang Wuyue responded sharply, “In a mecha battle, the soul masters’ abilities are also a part of the battle. It’s unsportsmanlike for you to say that. It’s not as if you didn’t use your martial soul. The fact is his martial soul was stronger than yours. You’re jealous.”
“Bullsh*t! Quit your yapping and start contacting him!” Ling Wuyue stood with her arms akimbo as she retorted furiously.