As opposed to returning to their rooms, everyone gathered together in Tang Wulin's room.
"How could you keep such a huge secret from us, Boss? That was way too dishonest of you!" Xie Xie accused in an enraged manner.
Tang Wulin chuckled, "I wanted to give all of you a surprise. Besides, what if I had told you during your trip here, and you all lost control of your emotions in public? You would've attracted way too much attention. I'm also just as stunned as every one of you. When His Majesty, the Amorous Douluo, told me that I was the new Tang Sect Master, I was shocked beyond belief!"
"We're not actually all that surprised about that," Yuanen Yehui said, "You're the captain of our Shrek’s Seven Monsters, so the position of Sea God's Pavilion Master would've inevitably fallen to you; it was only a matter of time. If no one else had survived, then you'd already be the Sea God's Pavilion Master by default. As for the Tang Sect Master, we don't think that's too far-fetched, either."
A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "The responsibilities on our shoulders have become even heavier. Elder Long said that we'll have to travel to the Star Luo Empire and Dou Spirit Empire next."
With that as an introduction, Tang Wulin gave everyone a brief recount of the plan.
Xie Xie wore a sly smile on his face as he said, "It's fantastic news that all of them are going to be sent to the demonic island, hehe."
Yuanen Yehui rolled her eyes at him in response.
Tang Wulin said, "I hope everyone can improve through those hardships. There's finally hope for our Shrek Academy now, but it's still going to be very difficult for us to rebuild the academy. We have enormous support from the Tang Sect in terms of money and resources, but we can only rely on ourselves to unite more people to our cause. The Tang Sect headquarters also suffered severe losses during the bombing, and many powerful beings perished.
"At the same time, the Tang Sect also has to focus on the other two continents, so they won't be able to lend sufficient powerful beings to our cause. We can only rely on ourselves, so during the three months we have before we set off for those two continents, we have to at least complete most of our suits of three-word battle armor. We also have some time on the ship, and that should be enough for us to finalize everything if we're not already finished by then. Xinglan, Yuanen, how are your mecha making skills progressing?"
Ye Xinglan nodded in response. "Both Yuanen and I are seventh-rank mecha makers, so we shouldn't have any issues. Yuanen is slightly more skilled than me and is close to reaching the eighth rank."
Tang Wulin instantly heaved a sigh of relief upon hearing this.
"Alright, then we'll prepare to begin constructing our suits of battle armor right away. Yuanen, Xinglan, I'll forge all of the metals required for your suits of three-word battle armor first so you can construct them as early as possible, then help everyone else with their battle armor construction."
After attaining their suits of three-word battle armor, it would naturally become easier for them to help construct everyone else's suits of battle armor. Among the seven of them, their powers were ranked just below Tang Wulin anyway.
Yuanen Yehui and Ye Xinglan both nodded in unison.
"Boss, it's been so long since we last sparred; how about we have a match to assess everyone's progress before we begin constructing our suits of battle armor? You'll be even more aware of everyone's needs, then," Xie Xie suggested in an eager manner.
Yue Zhengyu immediately chimed in, "I agree. You guys wouldn't know this yet, but Boss is currently ridiculously powerful. Even Teacher Wu is no match for him anyway, and even Elder Long was forced back a half-step by him during a sparring match. I think even the six of us together may not be a match for him."
Tang Wulin's expression immediately darkened upon hearing this. "Elder Long clearly went easy on me!"
Yue Zhengyu shrugged in response. "I only believe what I saw with my own eyes. In any case, there's no way I would've survived that attack. Hence, if we want to have a sparring match, I strongly suggest a six on one match. Otherwise, we have no chance at all."
Xie Xie thought about this for a moment before turning to Tang Wulin with a snide look in his eyes. "I think that's a good idea! With Boss's physical constitution, there's no way we'll be able to hurt him anyway."
"You two seem to be enjoying this a lot!" Tang Wulin snapped.
"We certainly are! So how about it? Are you scared, Boss?" Yue Zhengyu goaded.
Yuanen Yehui and Ye Xinglan remained silent, but there was amusement shimmering in their eyes, and Xu Xiaoyan also looked very eager for a six on one match.
"I refuse to do one on six; at least give me two people." Tang Wulin tried to negotiate some more favorable terms for himself.
"We'll have no chance in a three on four battle! No way! It has to be one on six." Yue Zhengyu and Xie Xie were suddenly completely on the same page here.
"Is no one willing to fight with me?" Tang Wulin asked in a resigned manner.
Ye Xinglan suggested, "How about this, Captain? You can get Sima Jinchi to come and help you."
Tang Wulin's heart stirred slightly upon hearing this, but he still refused. "There's no way I can win even in a two on six battle!" From Yue Zhengyu's Holy Fusion Technique, it was quite apparent that all of his friends had been progressing rapidly. Ye Xinglan had to have attained a better understanding of her sword soul, and with Yuanen Yehui's Divine Cloudvortex Fists and Fallen Angel martial soul, she was definitely no less powerful than Ye Xinglan.
Furthermore, he still didn't know what Xie Xie's spatial ability was all about, Xu Xiaoyan had a mysterious smile on her face that was very unsettling to him, and Xu Lizhi had even admitted himself that his combat prowess was different from in the past. The six of them combined would surely present an extremely powerful force.
"This isn't like you, Boss! When did you become such a coward?" Xie Xie continued to goad Tang Wulin.
However, Tang Wulin wasn't falling for it. "I'm not being a coward; it's just that I've already fused all of the metals required for my suit of three-word battle armor, so I can't use it before it's completed. Unless you all promise not to use your suits of battle armor, I won't be a match for you even with Sima Jinchi on my side! With your suits of two-word battle armor, all of you are comparable in power to Titled Douluos; this is simply too unfair, and it won't be fun for you guys, either." [Not sure how everyone is suddenly able to use their battle armor again, but once again, this is what the author wrote, so make of it what you will.]
"Then what do you suggest?" Yue Zhengyu asked.
Tang Wulin replied, "How about this? Strength King A'Ruheng is also here; I'll fight with those two against the six of you, how about that?"
"A'Ruheng?" Everyone was rather taken aback to hear this. This was Tang Wulin's senior disciple brother at the Body Sect, and due to the fact that all of them had followed Tang Wulin's matches, they had all seen A'Ruheng in action, so they were well aware of how powerful he was.
However, they were still confident in their chances in a three on six battle.
"Let's settle on that," Yuanen Yehui decided. All of them wanted to defeat Tang Wulin, but there was no point in defeating him in an extremely lopsided affair.
Tang Wulin nodded in response. "Alright, I'll bring them over here."
The Blood Dragon Squad was situated in their original hotel. After all, aside from A'Ruheng and Sima Jinchi, all of them belonged to the Blood God Legion. No matter how independent the Blood God Legion was, it was still a military organization, and the underground world of the Tang Sect was far too important a secret to be revealed to them. As such, even though Tang Wulin had great trust in his comrades, he wasn't going to bring them here.
However, A'Ruheng was Tang Wulin's senior disciple brother, and Sima Jinchi was now referring to him as master, so there wouldn't be any issues with bringing them here. Tang Wulin had been cultivating with them this entire time anyway.
Thus, after securing permission from Zang Xin, Tang Wulin traveled to the hotel to find the two of them.
As soon as Tang Wulin left, Xie Xie turned to his friends in an eager manner, and said, "Alright, brothers and sisters, shall we formulate a plan to deal with Boss and the others?"Previous Chapter Next Chapter