Zang Xin chuckled, "I didn't misspeak, and you didn't mishear. From now on, you are the master of the Tang Sect. Most of the past masters of the Tang Sect were also the masters of the Duoluo Palace, and that's applied to this generation as well, so that heartless bastard has always been the sect master. However, he ran off to the Blood God Legion and hasn't been back for over 60 years. I've always wanted to convince all of the other higher-ups of the sect to join forces and abolish him, but now, he's made things far easier by retiring and recommending you as his successor.
"I've already discussed this with the higher-ups of the sect, and none of them have any objections, so from now on, you're the master of the Tang Sect. Will anyone from the Star Luo Empire and Dou Spirit Empire dare to look down on you when you're the master of the Tang Sect? All of your problems will be easily resolved."
A relaxed smile appeared on Zang Xin's face as he spoke.
"No, this isn't right! It's not supposed to be like this," Tang Wulin gulped nervously. No matter how he looked at it, he couldn't help but feel that Zang Xin was simply shirking his responsibilities and offloading them onto him!
What was going on? How had he become the Tang Sect Master?
"What isn't right about this? Vice-Douluo Palace Master Zang Xin pays his respects to the sect master." Zang Xin cupped his fist and bowed toward Tang Wulin as he spoke.
Tang Wulin immediately jumped off to the side like a startled rabbit. "Your Majesty, please stop joking around! I..."
"Shut up! Do you think I would make jokes about something like this?" Zang Xin's expression darkened as he said, "Wulin, you should be aware of the heavy responsibilities on your shoulders. Without sufficient power, do you think that you and your friends will be enough to revive Shrek Academy? In order to rebuild the academy, the first thing you have to do is to attain the power to be able to oppose all enemy powers. Do you have that right now? Even if you continue to cultivate and reach my cultivation rank someday, do you think you can make a difference on your own or with your friends?
"You're going to be facing the entire federation! The role of Tang Sect Master will undoubtedly give you more pressure and responsibilities, but at the same time, only after you become the sect master will you be able to use the sect's resources as you please and do what you want to do. You are the leader of Shrek's Seven Monsters, and half of all of the Tang Sect's property belongs to Shrek Academy. Only by adopting both of those roles will you be able to draw upon all of the resources. We didn't make this decision as a blind leap of faith; we thought long and hard about this.
"All of us will be supporting you from the shadows, you are the only one who can truly step out into the open to rebuild Shrek Academy and draw all allies to your side. What you need to do now is to get yourself to the pinnacle of the human race as quickly as possible, not just in terms of individual power, but even more so in terms of status and influence. Only then will you be able to achieve the intended effect when you step forward."
Tang Wulin's expression changed slightly upon hearing this, and he had to admit that Zang Xin definitely had a point.
If he were to rely on his current set of allies alone, even with Wu Zhangkong and the 215 students thrown into the mix, how long would it take before they could accumulate enough power to truly revive the academy? They had to wait until everyone integrated themselves into society before building up their own spheres of influence. It was yet to be seen whether this plan would even succeed, and even if it did succeed, it would most likely take decades to implement. Even then, he still wouldn't be confident that Shrek Academy could be rebuilt and not collapse under the intense pressure it would undoubtedly have to face.
"There's no need to rush your decision; you have a maximum of three months to consider this, and we won't force you to do anything against your will. If you choose not to accept the role of the Tang Sect Master, I'll head to the Star Luo Empire and Dou Spirit Empire myself. However, what you have to understand is that I belong solely to the Tang Sect, not Shrek Academy. As such, I can support the rebuild of Shrek Academy when it comes to resources, but we can't lead the charge."
"I accept," Tang Wulin said in a heavy voice. It was only two simple words, but they seemed to bear the weight of the entire world.
During this brief period of time, countless thoughts had rapidly raced through his mind. He knew that Zang Xin was right; if he wanted to rebuild Shrek Academy, then the first thing he had to do was to become more powerful in all areas.
"Good! I'm glad you're shouldering your responsibilities like a man should," Zang Xin nodded in approval before urging, "In that case, it's best to set things into motion as soon as possible. You'll be setting off in three months, so make sure to prepare yourself during this time. Don't worry, you definitely won't be fighting on your own. You came here to pick up the Holy Spirit Douluo, right? I've got a surprise for you. Come with me."
The underground world of the Tang Sect was indeed very massive. Under Zang Xin's guidance, Tang Wulin took two more elevator rides, then passed through two tunnels and even took a ride on a transportation device that was similar to a small train. In the end, they finally arrived at their destination after he had already lost track of where he was.
Tang Wulin was led through a metal door by Zang Xin, and in the next instant, he was completely rooted to the spot.
He rubbed his own eyes vigorously, then immediately rushed forward, and emotional tears had already welled up in his eyes.
Holy Spirit Douluo was there, yet compared to her past self, she seemed to have become a completely different person. Her long hair was as pristine white as snow, and she still appeared to be as youthful as ever, but there was no longer any exuberance about her.
The death of Yun Ming had dealt far too heavy a blow upon her. However, the Holy Spirit Douluo wasn't alone; she was currently speaking with someone next to her.
This was an elderly woman with a head of white hair, but a pair of bright and piercing eyes. She wore a set of coarse cloth garments, and it seemed like she was the most ordinary old woman one could imagine. However, Tang Wulin almost sprang up into the air at the sight of her because this woman was none other than Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue!
She was one of Shrek Academy's two Limit Douluos, and just like the Atlas Douluo, she was also a four-word battle armor master!
Even prior to the explosion of the Godslayer missiles on that day, she had risen up into the air to face the enemies that had descended upon Shrek Academy, and Tang Wulin had thought that she had perished already on that day, but never did he think that she would be here with the Holy Spirit Douluo.
A Limit Douluo was simply far too important for the revival of Shrek Academy, so how could Tang Wulin not be excited at the sight of her?
What made him even more astonished was that he had caught sight of some other familiar figures aside from the two Titled Douluos.
These were the hosts of the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, Lan Muzi and Tang Yinmeng! On top of that, there were many other inner court peers that should've perished along with the Sea God's Island. There were just under 30 of them, but their average age was over 30, and it was undoubtedly the case that they were the future pillars of the inner court!
They were all still alive!
Zang Xin patted Tang Wulin on the shoulder. "I told you you weren't fighting alone."
Indeed, he certainly wasn't fighting alone. Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue was still alive, as were so many past inner court disciples, the vast majority of whom were seniors to Tang Wulin. This was definitely a force to be reckoned with, and with their inclusion, it would become countless times easier to revive Shrek Academy!
He had caught sight of everyone else, so everyone else had naturally seen him. In contrast with the survivors in the lakebed sanctuary, these people clearly knew that Tang Wulin was still alive, but all of them still wore wide smiles at the sight of him.
Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue seemed to have aged even further, but her eyes were still as clear as ever.Previous Chapter Next Chapter