Chapter 1033: Venturing Deep into the Passageway

He strode toward the top of the hill, and with his Blood God Bracelet as identification, none of the sensory devices within the legion base displayed any reaction to him. If he weren't concerned about causing an avalanche, he'd be really tempted to raise his head and roar to the heavens.

During this recent period of time, everything had been going very smoothly for him. His powers were improving, as was his relationship with Gu Yuena. After a while, he was going to tell her that he was her lover, as opposed to her father.

The recollection of her fragrant scent appeared in his mind, and a sense of yearning welled up in his heart.

He had already begun to fall in love with his life in the Blood God Legion. This place was completely isolated from the outside world, and everything was so peaceful here. All of the pressure on his shoulders could be temporarily lifted here, and ever since the conclusion of that abyssal tide, not much had been happening in the abyss.

He turned around at the thought of the abyss before casting his gaze toward the abyssal passageway. There was faint grey energy visible in that direction, and he had learned from experience that there were some truly fearsome abyssal beings.

He really wanted to explore the passageway and kill more abyssal creatures as that would greatly benefit his powers. In particular, after breaking the 10 Golden Dragon King seal and attaining his two major energy cores, he was now brimming with confidence.

As Blood Nine of the Blood God Legion, he was completely unrestricted here and could enter the abyssal passageway as he pleased.

It had been a very long time since he had last ventured into the abyssal passageway, and not much had happened in there following the last abyssal tide, so he was considering paying it a visit.

With that in mind, Tang Wulin's heart stirred slightly, and he raised his right hand before sending Blood One a message through his Blood God Bracelet. He told Blood One that he was going to explore the abyssal passageway, but he was only going to explore the outskirts before departing.

Blood One's reply came very quickly. He agreed for Tang Wulin to explore the abyssal passageway, but cautioned him against venturing too deep into the passageway, and told him to immediately come back if he were to encounter any powerful abyssal creatures.

Tang Wulin's Golden Dragon Spear was a very sensitive object that had already caught the attention of the abyssal plane. The abyssal tide had just concluded, and the most powerful abyssal emperors had all expended a lot of power during the process. As such, they wouldn't be able to do anything in the near future under the restriction of the seal that had been placed on the abyssal passageway, but it was still better to be safe than sorry.

Tang Wulin spread his wings and rose up into the air, gliding directly toward the abyssal passageway. He hadn't used his golden dragon wings much during his battles in the competition as he was trying to hide it, but there was no faster and more reliable way to travel in these snowy mountains than by taking flight.

Due to his immense strength, the fierce winds on the mountains affected him very little.

The abyssal passageway soon became visible in the distance, and Tang Wulin withdrew his wings before descending directly into the entrance.

He was immediately greeted by the unique dark aura of the abyssal plane. All of the soldiers of the Blood God Legion that were on guard duty here had to be substituted every once in a while, and that was due to none other than the harmful effect of the abyssal aura here.

After accumulating several millennia of experience, the Blood God Legion now had a very detailed database of information surrounding the abyssal plane.

Tang Wulin's Blood God Bracelet granted him smooth passage throughout his trip, and he chose one of the larger passageways to venture into. With his identity as Blood Nine, he was able to bypass the defenses here without a hitch.

The last time he had come here was with Long Yuxue, and they had encountered an abyssal tide on that occasion. He couldn't help but heave a faint internal sigh at the thought of Long Yuxue; he didn't know whether they could continue to be friends after what had just happened.

After entering the passageway, Tang Wulin immediately released his Dragon Moon battle armor and Golden Dragon Spear. He didn't dare to be complacent here.

His suit of two-word battle armor already had wings of its own, and after combining as one with his golden dragon wings, he now possessed far better control and accuracy in his flight, and at the same time, his dragon wings had also become a lot more powerful.

His recent rapid power progression instilled within him a great deal of confidence, and he pointed his Golden Dragon Spear forward as he slowly walked on ahead. 

The passageway was quite spacious and dry, and if it weren't for the fact that he knew that this passageway was connected to the abyssal plane, this place really wouldn't seem all that eerie to him.

Perhaps this was due to the fact that the abyssal tide had just concluded not long ago, but even after walking for around 20 minutes, Tang Wulin was still yet to encounter even a single abyssal creature.

It appeared that the abyssal plane had truly been forced into a dormant state, and several dozens of years would most likely pass before the next abyssal tide arrived.

That was a good thing. At the very least, the Blood God Legion would also get a chance to rest and recuperate.

Even after venturing into the passageway for about as far as the deepest point that he had last visited with Long Yuxue, he still didn't encounter any abyssal creatures. It was as if no abyssal creatures had ever appeared here.

No way! Had his trip been made completely in vain?

Tang Wulin drew to a halt as a hint of hesitation welled up in his heart. Should he continue onward? Blood One hadn't told him not to progress past a certain point; all he had told him was to retreat if he were to encounter any powerful abyssal creatures.

Blood One was clearly far more familiar with the abyssal plane than Tang Wulin was, and he knew that the abyssal passageway would go into a period of recession directly following an abyssal tide. As such, he wasn't overly concerned about Tang Wulin.

After a brief moment of contemplation, Tang Wulin focused his attention and continued onward. He had come all this way already, so he had to at least see an abyssal creature.

As he forged on ahead, the temperature within the abyssal passageway was gradually rising. There were also faint lights shimmering within the passageway, presenting rather strange sights to behold.

Due to the fact that his spiritual power was close to the Spirit Domain realm, Tang Wulin could clearly sense that the number of spatial attribute elemental particles in the air was quickly increasing.

As expected, a passageway that connected two realms was quite a remarkable place.

He wondered how the abyssal plane had managed to connect itself with another plane before trying to invade it.

If the abyssal plane could accomplish this, would the Douluo Continent also be able to do so? The resources on the Douluo Continent were quickly being depleted, and supplies of all types of ores and uncommon metals were constantly dwindling due to excessive mining.

This was why the aggressive parliamentary factions had suggested attacking the two neighboring continents on many occasions. Their objective was very simple; they wanted to pillage more resources.

However, what would happen if all of the resources on the entire Douluo Star were to be exhausted?

During his lessons back at Shrek Academy, Tang Wulin had heard from his teachers that the federation was currently working toward spatial exploration. According to scientific studies, there were countless planets in space, and there had to be some planets that were inhabitable for humans and possessed additional resources. It was just that space exploration was only in the infancy stages of its development, and it would take a long time before it was even possible to search for planets inhabitable to humans.

If these wormhole-like inter-realm passageways could be created at will, then space exploration would undoubtedly become a lot easier.

The spatial elements in the surrounding area became denser and denser, and Tang Wulin's intrigue toward the abyssal plane was also further piqued. His footsteps began to quicken, and the temperatures around him continued to rise. The size of the passageway hadn't changed much, but the spatial fluctuations were becoming more and more pronounced.

Furthermore, Tang Wulin could sense that this passageway was pulsing rhythmically as if it were a blood vessel. This was a very intriguing feeling, and he plunged his Golden Dragon Spear into the ground to sense the nature of the passageway.

There was no energy transferred into his body, which indicated that this passageway itself didn't possess any life force energy.

Could a passageway like this be destroyed?

If this could be achieved, then they wouldn't haven't worry about the abyssal plane ever again. He had to ask Blood One about this later.

Only after truly coming here in person would he be able to gain a better understanding of the abyssal passageway, and even though he still hadn't seen any abyssal creatures, he didn't feel like this was a wasted trip. At the very least, he was able to gain a greater understanding of spatial elements in this place.

The configuration of spatial elements in the abyssal passageway was quite peculiar, and it was beginning to border on the essence of the world, so sensing it was very effective for training his spiritual power.

He continued onward, and the spatial elements within the passageway seemed to have reached a stable state where it was no longer increasing. There seemed to be no end to the passageway, and even as he continued to forge ahead, there was no end in sight. After walking for two full hours, Tang Wulin finally stopped.

His instincts told him that he couldn't keep going. Otherwise, there seemed to be a change that would occur.

There really are no abyssal creatures here! 

He couldn't help but feel a little disappointed. Without abyssal creatures, he wouldn't be able to battle anything or absorb their energy.

However, he was no longer the bullish young child that he was, and he was prioritizing his safety above all else. After all, Gu Yuena was still waiting for him, so he decided to turn back.

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