"You..." Long Yuxue was extremely furious and indignant as she yelled, "I wasn't trying to attract your attention! I, I can't swim..."
Indeed, she had lived all her life on a snowy mountain, so it only made sense that she couldn't swim. In her desperation to "save" Tang Wulin, she had forgotten about her own inability to swim and also jumped into the lake. Only in the instant before she hit the water did she recall the fact that she couldn't even swim, upon which she began to flail in a panicked manner.
She attempted to activate her own soul power to help her struggle out of the water, but water was completely formless, so the more she struggled, the more prone she became to drowning. In her blind panic, she was forced to gulp down quite a few mouthfuls of water, and the more she struggled, the more panicked she became.
A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "Are you not a two-word battle armor master? Didn't it occur to you that you could use your wings to fly?"
"Er..." Long Yuxue was left rather stumped. Indeed, she could've flown out of the water!
"Your IQ is quite concerning," Tang Wulin sighed in a resigned manner as he flew out the water with Long Yuxue in tow, then landed on the shore.
Long Yuxue was currently completely soaked, and her clothes clung tightly to her body, revealing the full extent of her beautiful curves. She was immediately very embarrassed by this, and exclaimed, "Don't look at me! Turn around!"
Tang Wulin could only do as he was told in a resigned manner before pondering the situation surrounding the Sea God's Lake.
If he wanted to gather all of Shrek Academy's supporters to rebuild the academy, then this would be the ideal place to facilitate the rebuild. After all, this was the only place that gave everyone a sense of belonging.
However, Shrek City had now been reduced to this massive lake, so it would be impossible to rebuild everything on the original site. As such, everything could only be rebuilt on the shore of the lake. Even if the costs required weren't taken into account for now, just this radiation-filled Sea God's Lake alone posed a massive headache. If he couldn't resolve this issue, then all of the surrounding sources of water would also be corrupted by the radiation. Without a sufficient supply of water, how was he supposed to rebuild Shrek City?
With that in mind, a thought occurred to Tang Wulin, and pink light flashed from his body, following which a figure emerged beside him. It was none other than the Beautiful Silk Tulip.
"Brother Luo." Tang Wulin turned toward the Beautiful Silk Tulip.
The Beautiful Silk Tulip mused, "I can sense the problem that you're facing, and it's indeed quite a troublesome one. The radiation in this lake is extremely strong, and it seems to only be stronger the deeper you go. This was left behind by the explosion that had taken place, and I don't know what this Godslayer missile that you're thinking of is, but it's definitely something extremely fearsome. The radiation here most likely won't completely fade even after 1,000 years, and if you want to make this place inhabitable, it's imperative that you take care of the radiation here first."
Tang Wulin asked, "Brother Luo, do you know of any way to take care of this radiation energy? Will your universal antidote ability work on this radiation?"
The Beautiful Silk Tulip shook his head in response. "I'm afraid not. My ability can only remove toxins and poison, but this radiation is a type of energy that's extremely negative and filled with destructive power; it's beyond the scope of my abilities. However, there's someone else who's extremely well equipped to handle this situation."
"Oh?" Tang Wulin's eyes immediately lit up as he asked, "Who is it?"
A faint smile appeared on the Beautiful Silk Tulip's face. "Why look elsewhere when the answer is right before your eyes?"
"Are you talking about me?" Tang Wulin pointed at himself as he appraised the Beautiful Silk Tulip with an incredulous expression. No matter how he thought about it, he couldn't figure out how he was supposed to be able to address this problem.
The Beautiful Silk Tulip explained, "Of course it's not you, but the key lies with you. Think about it; what being is most proficient at addressing environmental issues on this continent?"
Tang Wulin was extremely intelligent, and he immediately gleaned the implications being raised. "You're talking about the seed of life?"
Indeed, the seed of life was the source of all life on the Douluo Continent! If anything could resolve the issues plaguing this place, then it had to be the seed of life.
It had shown itself to have been capable of turning an entire snowy mountain green, and the Sea God's Lake was its former home anyway, so why couldn't it better the environment here?
With that in mind, Tang Wulin activated his spiritual power and attempted to communicate with the seed of life within his body.
It had to be said that having immense spiritual power really was very helpful in all areas, and he quickly detected the aura of the seed of life.
A faintly shimmering green symbol began to appear on his forehead, and his seven soul rings also emerged, following which the fifth greenish-golden soul ring began to glow.
After absorbing the planar seeds of three abyssal emperors, the seed of life had clearly become a lot more powerful than before. The fifth soul ring lit up, and rich life force energy instantly began to emanate from Tang Wulin's body.
Even the embarrassed Long Yuxue couldn't help but turn her attention toward him. She had been soaked by the water of the Sea God's Lake, and her body wasn't anywhere near as powerful as Tang Wulin's, so she had been somewhat affected by the radiation. She was using her soul power to keep the effects of the radiation at bay, but she was still in some discomfort.
However, as soon as Tang Wulin began to release that life force energy, her entire body was struck by a sense of comfort. She felt as if her vitality had completely flourished, and she was struck by the urge to fold herself into his arms.
Tang Wulin silently attempted to communicate with the seed of life, and a peculiar look soon appeared on his face.
"Did the seed of life respond?" the Beautiful Silk Tulip asked.
Tang Wulin nodded in response. "You were right; the seed of life can combat the issue here. However, in order to nullify the enormous amount of destructive power here, it requires just as much life force energy. The destructive power of the two Godslayer missiles is far too potent and it certainly won't be easy to nullify it. Hence, the seed of life requires more life force energy. Furthermore, it's essential foundation lies here, so it's willing to take root and grow here."
"How can we provide it with the life force energy that it needs?" As a plant-system soul beast, the Beautiful Silk Tulip was naturally well aware of what caliber of life form the seed of life was, and as such, he knew that the life force energy it required definitely couldn't be provided by just any life form.
A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "The only ways I can think of are to kill more abyssal emperors or find some other places on the continent where life force energy is extremely abundant. For example, the life crystal in the central circle of the Great Star Dou Forest should suffice, but that's not a place that we can access."
The Beautiful Silk Tulip's expression changed slightly upon hearing this. Neither the abyssal plane nor the core circle of the Great Star Dou Forest were places that they could enter as both places were just as dangerous.
In particular, the Holy Lord of the abyssal plane was extremely wary of Tang Wulin, and if he were to venture into that plane, he would essentially be asking to be killed. After all, the Holy Lord was the ruler of the entire abyssal plane.
As for the core circle of the Great Star Dou Forest, that was clearly not a viable option, either. It was said that the few remaining Great Beasts in the world were situated there, and even with the current state of human soul technology, they had still managed to avoid being killed or captured by the Spirit Pagoda. Just that alone was sufficient testament to their powers.
They were most definitely far more powerful than plant-system Great Beasts like the Beautiful Silk Tulip, and if he were to encroach upon their territory, he would be killed for sure.
It was said that the Gold-eyed Black Dragon King, which was referred to as a beast god, was currently hibernating in the core circle of the Great Star Dou Forest. It was exactly due to the existence of this fearsome near million-year-old soul beast that the soul beasts of the Great Star Dou Forest hadn't been hunted into extinction.
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