Chapter 1056: Xie Xie Seeing Something That He Shouldn't See Again...

The golden storm had appeared far too abruptly, and it felt as if it were about to shred the entire space. The competition platform tremored violently, and to all of the spectators, it looked as if the space were about to collapse. It was undoubtedly the case that this attack was already extremely close to the full-power attack of a three-word battle armor master.  

Tang Wulin's lean and muscular upper body was revealed, and it was covered entirely in golden scales. The violent beating of his dragon core was clearly audible even to the spectators, and the immense blood essence fluctuations emanating from his body were truly astonishing.

It was over!

That's right, Yuanen Yehui never reappeared; she simply vanished along with that gate of light. However, Tang Wulin wasn't exactly in a fantastic situation, either. There were many cracks running through the scales over his body, and those cracks were quite harrowing to behold. In the aftermath of that massive explosion, his body was quickly covered in blood, all of which was his own blood!  

He was panting heavily, and in that instant, almost all of his energy had been sapped away.

Yuanen Yehui really had put up a very good fight!

At this moment, his eyes were filled with astonishment and excitement. Never did he think that Yuanen Yehui would've already developed to such a degree. He was still trying to test her out, yet she had unleashed extremely fearsome offensive prowess to almost kill him on the spot.  

Even with his suit of two-word battle armor and his insanely powerful physical constitution, he was almost unable to withstand the attack. In the end, he had to sacrifice his suit of battle armor, as well as all of his soul power and bloodline power to unleash his Golden Dragon Vibrational Explosion before he was finally able to turn the tables.

Even so, that powerful punch had left an extremely profound impression on him. This was the first time that he had been reduced to such a sorry state throughout the course of the entire competition.

Despite the fact that Ye Xinglan had attained a sword soul, Yuanen Yehui's current power level was most definitely well above hers. Furthermore, only now was Tang Wulin made aware of the fact that Yuanen Yehui's main martial soul was actually her Fallen Angel, as opposed to her Titan Giant Ape.

The main reason why that had been such a close battle was because he had been too conservative and held back his power, but this was still sufficient testament to the fact that Yuanen Yehui had attained an extremely high level of combat prowess; how could Tang Wulin not be excited to see that his friends had become so powerful?  

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"Phew!" Yue Zhengyu exhaled as he appraised the bruised and battered Tang Wulin on the screen. He slowly rose to his feet, and there was an extremely determined look in his eyes. 

"Xiaoyan, I'm going to begin the second stage of the holy cleansing ceremony."

……

Ye Xinglan was staring at the soul screen before her with an intense gaze, and there was powerful battle intent and excitement in her eyes. A series of cracks had appeared in the space around her, and these cracks had been inflicted by her invisible sword qi.

……

Xie Xie was pounding on the door to Yuanen Yehui's room with all his might, but there was no sound coming from inside.

Due to her exceptional performance in the competition, Yuanen Yehui had been awarded her very own Star Cabin, so she was able to compete in her own room. However, one had to strip down naked before entering the Star Cabin to access the Star Battle Net, so she refused to let Xie Xie wait for her in her room no matter what he said.  

Xie Xie had just seen the result of that match, and he was the one who knew Yuanen Yehui's abilities the best, so his heart was filled with concern.

Sure enough, there was no sound coming from the room; something had to have happened to her!

Light flashed, and Xie Xie's Light Dragon Dagger instantly appeared in his hand. He sliced through the lock on the door before barging into the room like the wind, only to be completely rooted to the spot in the next instant.

The Star Cabin had only just opened, and Yuanen Yehui was in the process of emerging from it in a completely nude state.

Their eyes met, and an expression of humiliation and fury appeared on Yuanen Yehui's face. "You're dead..."

Before she could finish her sentence, her eyes fell shut, and she completely blacked out.

Xie Xie rushed forward and hurriedly caught her. There were no impure intentions in his heart whatsoever, but what he WAS feeling was a sense of grief.

I really didn't do this on purpose!

……

Golden Dragon King had progressed to the final four after what had been an extremely close battle! What kind of ability had he unleashed at the end? Was it an ability that his battle armor possessed?

Even though he had made it into the final four, his odds dropped instead of going up, decreasing to 1:3.  

Golden Dragon King wasn't devoid of weaknesses, after all, and Herculean King had been defeated under inexplicable circumstances.

What kind of ability had Herculean King unleashed at the end? Could it be possible that he was an Evil Soul Master?

All types of news reports were being released following the conclusion of this match, and both Tang Wulin and Yuanen Yehui had become the focus of widespread attention.

Thus, Tang Wulin became the only member of Shrek’s Seven Monsters to enter the final four.

Now that the final four participants had been decided, the final matchups were also released by the federation. Tang Wulin's opponent in the semifinal was none other than Wild Gale Saber Demon Sima Jinchi, who had defeated Ye Xinglan. He was a powerful being who had attained an extremely powerful saber soul.

After carefully reflecting on his battle against Yuanen Yehui, Tang Wulin deduced that Yuanen Yehui had to have invented a set of fist techniques of her own, and had grasped the true meaning of fist intent to an extremely profound degree. She was able to perfectly integrate her fist techniques with her two martial souls, and only then had she been able to make such a massive improvement.

This was her path as a Soul Master, and it was undoubtedly the case that Yuanen had identified her path better than he had.

Fury of the Masses was something that had been taught to him by Old Tang, and it was immensely power, even more so than Yuanen Yehui's Divine Cloudvortex Fists, but it didn't belong to Tang Wulin, so mastering it hadn't contributed much to his personal improvement.  

Tang Wulin's powers had risen so significantly mainly due to the formation of his two major energy cores, as well as the enhancements brought to him by his seed of nature. This gave him far greater aptitude than his friends, but in terms of understanding one's abilities, he had fallen behind.  

At the very least, Ye Xinglan and Yuanen Yehui were both superior to him in this respect as one had attained a sword soul while the other had invented her own Divine Cloudvortex Fists.

Both of them had found their own correct paths that they could pursue for life, but what about him?

Could it be that he was destined to forever live in the shadow of the Golden Dragon King, using the energy from the Golden Dragon King to progressively elevate himself?

The problem with this was that none of the abilities taught to him by Old Tang and given to him by the Golden Dragon King's essence truly belonged to him!

Tang Wulin decided there and then that he had to find his own path.

He had a higher starting point than his friends, but it was exactly because of this that it was even more difficult for him to find his own path.

Prior to facing Yuanen Yehui, the thought hadn't even ever occurred to him. He simply had extraordinary aptitude, and over time, he unconsciously developed a sense of overreliance on his own talent. He hadn't exactly done anything wrong. At the very least, he was invincible among all Soul Masters of his caliber, but what about in the future?

His future pursuit was to rise to the pinnacle of this entire world, and in order to do that, he had to find his own path. If he couldn't do that, then he would never be able to rise to the top.  

What is my path?

Tang Wulin pondered the issue for an entire night, but was still drawing complete blanks in the morning. He knew that this wasn't something that he could figure out just by mulling over the issue; it required a certain element of luck.

He adjusted his mental state very quickly, and he realized that right now, what was most important to him was to collate all of his current abilities. He could rely on his blood soul fusion skills to stand at the pinnacle of his current level for now, but after collating all of his skills, he would be able to create an even stronger foundation.  

After determining the future route that he was going to take in his cultivation, he didn't ponder this issue any longer and quickly entered a meditative state. He had to fight in the quarterfinals of the mecha battle competition in about 10 hours, and compared to Soul Master battles, this was undoubtedly going to be an even greater challenge for him.

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"What do you think?" Blood Two turned to appraise his son, who was standing beside him.

Blood Nine's brows were tightly furrowed. "If I'm not mistaken, Wulin most likely knew his opponent. I've seen his previous matches, and he's completely underperformed today."  

Blood Two nodded before asking, "What did you think of that final attack?"

Blood Nine immediately replied, "That definitely wasn't an ability of his battle armor; no one would give their battle armor a self-detonation ability. Even if they did, the ability wouldn't be this powerful. That attack was comparable in power to the full-force attack of a Titled Douluo level three-word battle armor master; it was extremely powerful, but it's quite obvious that it also expended a vast amount of energy to unleash."

He paused here before a peculiar look appeared on his face. "I really hate to admit it, but it's starting to feel more and more like he's getting closer to me."

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