Chapter 1060: The Semifinals

Jiang Wuyue faltered slightly as he pondered the situation with furrowed brows. "It does indeed seem like it'll be quite difficult; the other semifinalists are not going to be easy opponents."

Jiang Qiyue continued, "Hence, like I said, making it into the top four is already enough, and it doesn't matter if he loses now. He's become extremely popular, and those in the legion expressing outrage over the fact that he became a Blood God at such a young age are having to eat their words. I think we should be worrying about the former Blood Nine; I wonder if the Blood God Legion will make an extra Blood God berth based on Wulin's exceptional performance."

Jiang Wuyue said, "I still have some confidence in Wulin; that guy isn't human! Did you know that even if he lets me beat him up, I'm the one who gets worn out in the end? I think he has a chance of becoming the final champion, especially in the Soul Master battle discipline."

Jiang Qiyue countered, "You think so? The next opponent he's going to face is a top-tier powerful being who has already attained a saber soul. He's renowned across the entire federation as one of the trump cards of the Southern Legion, and it's said that if it weren't for his horrible personality and reputation, he would've become a three-word battle armor master long ago."

Jiang Wuyue's expression changed slightly. "Indeed, Wulin is going to have a very hard time against Wild Gale Saber Demon Sima Jinchi. However, I think he still has chances. After all, he also has his spear intent."

Jiang Qiyue pursed her lips. "How can intent compare with soul?"

Jiang Wuyue harrumphed, "How about we make a bet, then?"

Jiang Qiyue chuckled, "What are we betting?"

Jiang Wuyue suggested, "You've always wanted a Blackspirit Shield for your mecha, right? If I lose, I'll pay for the shield, but if I win, you have to convince Yuxue to accompany me for at least a meal, how about that? The subject of our bet is whether Wulin can defeat Sima Jinchi."

Jiang Qiyue's eyes immediately lit up. "Alright, I'll take you up on that bet!"

At this moment, Long Yuxue was sitting inside her dormitory looking, silently watching the soul screen hanging on her wall and waiting for the semifinals of the Star Battle Net Inter-federation Competition to begin. Completely unbeknownst to her, she had just been sold out by her best friend.

There was still half an hour until the commencement of the semifinals. Can he win?

Long Yuxue was feeling rather nervous. She still harbored very complex emotions toward Tang Wulin. After coming back that day, she was lost and disoriented for a long time. She knew that she had absolutely zero chance with him, but she still couldn't help but keep tabs on him, not because she still harbored any hope, but because at the very least, when she was focusing her attention on him, she could temporarily forget the pain in her heart.

She had always revered power even as a little girl, and she had always imagined that her future man would stand at the pinnacle of the world someday. There was a time where she had developed some feelings for Jiang Wuyue. Jiang Wuyue was already quite exceptional among the younger generation, and he was very good to her, so how could she be unaware of his feelings?

It was just that in her heart, Jiang Wuyue was indeed quite outstanding, but he was still missing that little something that would place him behind the true elites of the elites.

And then, Tang Wulin came into her world.

She could still remember seeing his smile for the first time, and only after she recognized her own feelings did she suddenly realize how naive she had once been.

Love couldn't be measured by power; it was a feeling, a spark that was suddenly ignited in one's heart. Even if Tang Wulin hadn't become as powerful as he currently was, she would still love him. True love allowed one to see past and disregard everything, and a life wasn't complete unless one was to experience this type of love a few times.

She wasn't resentful toward Tang Wulin. After all, he had never hurt her, nor had he ever led her on with an ambiguous attitude. In fact, she was slightly grateful toward Tang Wulin as his appearance in her life had made her truly understand what love felt like.

I'll be rooting for you, Wulin! You'll be able to defeat all of the opponents that come your way, no matter how powerful they are, right?

In the dormitory rooms, in the resting area, in the bar, and in the cafe, all of the soul screens had been switched on, and every single one of them was broadcasting the Star Battle Net Inter-federation Competition.

The upcoming match filled everyone with anticipation. It was going to be the first semifinal, the matchup between Golden Dragon King and Saber Demon!

In the Blood God Battalion, Blood One was seated at the very center with all of the other Blood Gods sitting beside him, including the former Blood Nine. Even the vice-legion commanders were led here by the legion commander, Mirror Douluo Zhang Huanyun, to watch the match together with all of the Blood Gods.

At this moment, there were over 15 Titled Douluo sitting in the hall of the Blood God Battalion, and two of them were four-word battle armor masters.

There were definitely not more than four powers on the entire continent that could gather such an astonishingly powerful group of Soul Masters.

Zhang Huanyun was sitting beside Blood One. "Do you think he can win, Old Man Cao? Didn't you say that you assigned him the mission to become the champion? Is there a punishment if he fails to complete the mission?"

Blood One replied calmly, "That was all just empty talk; how was I supposed to know what kind participants would appear in this competition?"

"Hah?" Zhang Huanyun's lips twitched as he exclaimed, "Aren't you being a little too wilful here?"

Blood One replied in an indifferent voice, "If I weren't wilful, would I come to your sh*tty Blood God Legion to become Blood One?"

Everyone immediately had to hold back laughter upon hearing this. No other person in the legion dared to speak to Zhang Huanyun like this!

"Cao Dezhi!" Zhang Huanyun gritted his teeth, but a smile soon appeared on his face as he suggested, "How about we make an arrangement here? You see, all of the Blood God berths in your Blood God Battalion have already been filled, so he's completely superfluous to your needs. In contrast, I need a successor who can truly bear the weight of the entire legion on their shoulders! If you give him to me, I'll make sure to train him to the best of my abilities, and he'll at least be able to carry the entire legion for the next century. On top of that, with his unique set of abilities, perhaps he'll be able to completely eradicate the threat of the abyssal plane within the next century."

Blood One poked a finger into his own ear and dug around a little. "What did you say? I couldn't hear you clearly."

"Just you wait!" Zhang Huanyun grumbled.

Blood Two couldn't help but interject, "Stop trying to take Wulin from us, Old Man Zhang; you think you're the only one looking for a successor? Besides, Wulin's destined to leave the Blood God Legion someday anyway."

Zhang Huanyun's brows furrowed slightly upon hearing this. He was naturally already aware of Tang Wulin's backstory.

"That may not necessarily be true." The one who had spoken was Blood One.

Zhang Huanyun's eyes immediately lit up. "Oh? Are you saying you can keep him here? Your Tang Sect recommended him here; if you can keep him in the legion, I wouldn't even mind if he stays in the Blood God Battalion!"

The Blood God Battalion was a part of the Blood God Legion, so as long as Tang Wulin was willing to remain in the battalion, he would definitely be fighting for the legion in the future anyway.

Cao Dezhi replied, "We'll have to wait and see; everything will depend on how fast he can grow and develop. Huanyun, if we really eradicate the threat of the abyssal plane someday, what are you planning to do?"

Zhang Huanyun faltered slightly upon hearing this. He had never even considered this notion as he didn't think that he'd be able to resolve the issue of the abyssal plane in his lifetime.

"I've never thought about this, but if it really does happen, then I'll naturally go off on a journey to pursue those ethereal things."

Even though he hadn't yet reached the Limit Douluo level, he was only one step away. The reason why he held Tang Wulin in such high regard was because the life tide that had just taken place not long ago had finally opened up that door to him. All he needed now was to make sure he could take this final step without falling over.

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