However, as his fist struck Tang Wulin, he was able to completely pulverize Tang Wulin's shoulder and pauldron, but he was struck by a sense of emptiness from Tang Wulin, as if his entire body were hollow and nonexistent. Furthermore, a very large portion of the power behind his punch had vanished on the spot, as if it had been directly devoured by Tang Wulin. In that instant, Tang Wulin's Golden Dragon Spear also began to glow with scintillating light.
The reddish-golden color that was devouring A'Ruheng's blood essence suddenly became even more pronounced, and a string of powerful vibrational explosions abruptly erupted. Much to A'Ruheng's astonishment, he discovered that even with his insane strength, he was unable to maintain a secure grip over the tip of the spear.
As such, almost right after Tang Wulin's left shoulder was destroyed, the vibrational force emanating from his Golden Dragon Spear allowed it to strike A'Ruheng's chest, despite the fact that it was still locked in A'Ruheng's left hand.
The sharp tip of the spear pierced straight into A'Ruheng's body, and he let loose an explosive roar as the reddish-golden light on his body began to release incredibly scorching heat, which was erupting outward in an attempt to force the Golden Dragon Spear away.
However, the suction force erupting from the Golden Dragon Spear instantly increased drastically in potency, and it was constantly devouring his energy while reciprocating this energy into Tang Wulin's body. A golden figure also pounced toward him from behind, instantly winding itself around his body before opening its mouth and sinking its fangs into the back of his neck. It was Goldsong!
There was only a spear's length of distance between A'Ruheng and Tang Wulin, and no one had imagined that Tang Wulin would be able to turn the tables in the dire situation that he was in.
The Golden Dragon Spear really had pierced into A'Ruheng's body, and at the same time, he was unleashing his Golden Dragon Vibrational Explosion!
Tang Wulin was appraising A'Ruheng with an intense gaze while the latter drew back his right fist to try and unleash another punch. However, he was prevented from doing so by Goldsong. He flailed violently with all his might, and in the face of his terrifying power as the Child of the Sun, Goldsong's body was torn in half. However, it was also right at this moment that Tang Wulin's Golden Dragon Vibrational Explosion reached the height of its power.
The tip of the Golden Dragon Spear pierced into A'Ruheng's chest before stabbing into his huge heart.
The Golden Dragon Spear instantly turned red, and A'Ruheng's formidable strength quickly began to seep away as if he were a punctured balloon.
"Roar!" A thunderous dragon's roar erupted out of Tang Wulin's mouth as a series of Bluesilver Emperor vines surged forth in a frenzy, winding themselves around A'Ruheng's body. Meanwhile, the vast blood essence power within A'Ruheng's body was flowing into Tang Wulin's body at an alarming rate.
This influx of blood essence power was simply far too enormous, so much so that even Tang Wulin was unable to control it, and it surged directly toward his Golden Dragon King seals.
The dragon core within Tang Wulin's body was absorbing this tremendous bloodline energy in a greedy manner, and it was beating violently. His bloodline aura was elevating at an astonishing rate, and every single one of the meridians under the surface of his skin bulged as they took on a reddish-golden hue.
One meridian exploded after another, causing plumes of blood mist to erupt from Tang Wulin's body. At the same time, his 11th Golden Dragon King seal was beginning to waver, and cracks had already appeared on its surface. As a result, the incredibly vicious Golden Dragon King essence began to seep through in wisps and strands.
He abruptly flapped his golden dragon wings, propelling his own body downward along with A'Ruheng, and the two of them crashed heavily onto the ground. His Golden Dragon Vibrational Explosion had reached the height of its powers, and under the enhancements of his Bluesilver Emperor, it was triggering one explosion of light after another.
"Junior Disciple Brother." A'Ruheng suddenly spoke, and his voice was tinged with a hint of bitterness.
"Huh?" Tang Wulin was rather taken aback.
"You tricked me." A hint of peculiar emotions crept into A'Ruheng's voice, but he didn't seem to be in too much pain.
Never did Tang Wulin think that A'Ruheng would say something like this to him.
However, he was right! He had indeed tricked A'Ruheng. In reality, A'Ruheng had fallen into Tang Wulin's trap since the very beginning of this match.
It was quite apparent to Tang Wulin that he was no match for A'Ruheng in direct clashes of power. The congenital secret method of the Body Sect had allowed the sect to stand at the pinnacle of the Soul Master world on the Douluo Continent for countless years, and it was certainly nothing to be scoffed at.
It could be said that the entire Body Sect had worked for several centuries to create the man that was A'Ruheng!
As such, Tang Wulin had been setting a trap for him from the very beginning. The lessons he had learned on the demonic island certainly weren't just for show, and he had actually been holding something back this entire time; it was his Golden Dragon Spear.
After being polished by the Dragonslaying Saber, the Golden Dragon Spear had become extremely sharp, and the sharpest part about it was naturally none other than the spear itself.
Tang Wulin had been hiding the sharpness of his spear this entire time, and only at the last second, when A'Ruheng was about to secure his victory, did Tang Wulin sacrifice his left arm and left shoulder to create an opportunity for himself.
Right before his left shoulder was struck, he'd unleashed the sixth technique of his Nine Arts of the Golden Dragon, Golden Dragon Nullification, to dispel and draw upon the vast majority of the power behind A'Ruheng's attack. At the same time, he unleashed his Golden Dragon Vibrational Explosion to complement the sharpness of his Golden Dragon Spear, and with the energy devouring ability of his spear, he was finally able to create a sliver of a chance for himself to secure victory.
In the end, A'Ruheng had underestimated the sharpness of the Golden Dragon Spear. After successfully cultivating the congenital secret method, his body had indeed become extremely powerful, but it still wasn't enough to keep the Golden Dragon Spear at bay in the end.
No spear projection had emerged from Tang Wulin's Golden Dragon Spear, but not because he was unable to release one. Instead, it was due to the fact that he hadn't even attempted to release it. The sharpness of the spear projection was far inferior to that of the actual spear itself; only by using the actual spear could he perfectly unveil its newfound sharpness. At the same time, he was trying to convince his opponent that he was in such a blind panic that he wasn't even capable of releasing a spear projection anymore.
One of the most important lessons Tang Wulin had learned on the demonic island was to use everything that could be used to secure victory. Prior to the commencement of the match, he had already gauged A'Ruheng's powers.
The congenital secret method of the Body Sect was extremely difficult to cultivate, and A'Ruheng's soul power rank was far above his, so he knew that he most likely wouldn't be able to match A'Ruheng in power. If he wanted to defeat A'Ruheng, then he'd have to unleash his full power, and also find a suitable opportunity.
A'Ruheng had been cultivating at the Body Sect since birth, and had had very minimal contact with the outside world. Even if he possessed a sufficient wealth of battle experience, he was most likely lacking in experience in other areas.
As such, ever since the match commenced, Tang Wulin had been holding back slightly. Otherwise, in terms of pure speed, he could actually surpass A'Ruheng. It was exactly because of this that A'Ruheng was lured into his trap. In the end, Tang Wulin took advantage of the opportunity he'd created for himself, turning the tables with his Golden Dragon Spear's sharpness and devouring ability, and taking out his opponent in one fell swoop.
However, Tang Wulin had also had to sacrifice a lot; he had allowed his left arm to be completely obliterated in order to buy himself this opportunity! If it weren't for the fact that he possessed sufficient mental fortitude to still maintain his peak offensive prowess even after the demolition of his arm, it would not have been an easy task to defeat A'Ruheng.
This was why A'Ruheng was accusing Tang Wulin of tricking him. This sudden turn of events had caused the entire spectator stands to completely fall silent.
No one could've anticipated that Golden Dragon King would be able to turn the tables under such desperate circumstances.
This silence lasted for close to 20 seconds before a wave of raucous cheers rang out in a frenzy!
"Golden Dragon King! Golden Dragon King! Golden Dragon King!"
The deafening cheers were threatening to flip the entire competition platform on its head. The majority of the spectators supported Tang Wulin in the first place, but they had all been quite subdued as Tang Wulin was getting dominated in the match. Now, they were finally able to cheer for him to their heart's content.
Tang Wulin stood up straight, and even though he had lost an arm, and half of his body was covered in blood, he still raised his Golden Dragon Spear with his remaining arm in a proud manner.
The word "CHAMPION" appeared in a massive font on the large screen. A crown projection had also appeared above Tang Wulin's head, cementing the notion that he had been crowned as the most powerful being of this entire competition.Previous Chapter Next Chapter