Chapter 1218: Lineup

Tang Wulin's brows furrowed slightly upon hearing this. This was not going to be an easy balance to maintain!

Zang Xin continued, "Due to the fact that our headquarters was bombed, we won't be able to send many people with you. Only after you arrive on the other two continents will the Tang Sect branches over there be able to provide you with assistance. Look after yourself during the journey. "

"I'll do my best," Tang Wulin replied with a solemn nod.

They were going to be facing the most powerful people in the political world of the two continents during this trip. Not only did they have to face potential opposition from within the two empires, it was likely that they would also have to face the Spirit Pagoda and Holy Spirit Cult, so it definitely wasn't going to be easy to achieve their final objective.

"The plan has already been devised well in advance, so I won't waste any more time with words. Remember this: ensure your own safety above all else. You are the hope of the Tang Sect and Shrek Academy, so make sure to protect yourself, especially when you face powerful beings from the Holy Spirit Cult. It's very likely that the Holy Spirit Cult has already infiltrated the two empires, and even the federal military isn't free from their influence. Those who have infiltrated those organizations must be extremely powerful beings from the Holy Spirit Cult, and they'll rear their ugly heads when widespread casualties occur. Your goal is to prevent this from happening, so you'll definitely be targeted by the Holy Spirit Cult."

Intense killing intent appeared in Tang Wulin's eyes upon hearing this. He and the Holy Spirit Cult were nothing short of sworn enemies. So many teachers and students of Shrek Academy had perished during the bombing instigated by the Holy Spirit Cult!

After Zang Xin departed, Tang Wulin took some time to organize his own thought process. What he was going to do on this trip was very likely going to change the power balance between all three continents, and he was quite excited by this notion, but also felt a lot of pressure weighing on his shoulders. If it weren't for everything he had experienced, perhaps he wouldn't even have the right to undertake such a duty.

Elder Long, the Amorous Douluo, and the Heartless Douluo all had extremely high hopes for him, so failure was not an option.

The lineup that was traveling to the two empires was quite a powerful one, which included the current Shrek’s Seven Monsters, Body Douluo A'Ruheng, Saber God Douluo Sima Jinchi, the entire Blood Dragon Squad, and Holy Spirit Douluo Yali.

Even though Elder Long and the Amorous Douluo had refrained from accompanying them on this trip, Holy Spirit Douluo Yali had volunteered to come with them in order to ensure their safety.

She was the number one healing Soul Master on the entire continent, so her presence naturally made this trip a lot safer.

After all, she was a rank 98 Hyper Douluo, and even Tang Wulin and the others didn't know just how powerful she was. However, what they did know was that against Evil Soul Masters, her powers definitely wouldn't be inferior to those of a Limit Douluo.

If it weren't for the two Godslayer missiles that the Holy Spirit Cult had somehow gotten their hands on, it definitely wouldn't have been so easy for them to destroy Shrek Academy.

Aside from these powerful beings, a mecha squadron from the Tang Sect's Douluo Palace was also accompanying them on this trip.

They were the hidden forces of the Tang Sect, and all of them were at the Soul King level or above with access to the best equipment. The mecha squadron consisted of 120 mechas, 20 of which were black while the rest were purple, and they truly presented a force to be reckoned with.

There were a total of six mecha legions in the entire Douluo Federation, and each of them had 3,000 mechas, among which only around 20 were black. Each mecha legion had around 20,000 members to take care of maintenance and logistics, as well as countless maintenance vehicles and equipment. 

This mecha squadron from the Tang Sect alone was comparable to a third of the forces of a mecha legion.

In this era of modern warfare, mechas were mainly responsible for battle on land, as well as at low altitudes, while battle aircrafts dominated the battlefield at higher altitudes.

At present, the Douluo Continent had a total of three soul battle aircraft fleets, which amounted to a total of around 1,000 soul battle aircrafts. This was the main advantage they had over the other two continents.

The Star Luo Empire and Dou Spirit Empire were lagging behind quite significantly when it came to battle aircraft and mecha technology. In particular, the Star Luo Empire only had less than 200 soul battle aircrafts in total, and the technology they were using was far inferior to that of the Douluo Continent.

As for the Dou Spirit Empire, they only had around 100 battle aircrafts, and their technology was even worse than that of the Star Luo Empire.

Tang Wulin and the higher-ups of the Tang Sect and Shrek Academy had theorized that if a war were to eventuate, the federation would destroy all of the Star Luo Empire and Dou Spirit Empire's aerial forces first to dominate the aerial battlefield. 

Mechas were also capable of flight, but unless black mechas were being taken into account, they were going to be far slower than battle aircrafts, and they also expended far more energy than battle aircrafts.

Soul battle aircraft technology was rapidly advancing, and even some space exploration technology was beginning to be integrated into this area of research and development. Compared to mechas, soul battle aircrafts were slightly more expensive to produce, but they were more versatile and had wider avenues of development. After all, it was still impossible at this point for any mechas outside of divine-grade ones to operate in outer space.

Aside from the mecha squadron, Tang Wulin's group was also being accompanied by battle aircrafts, all of which were of the most advanced models. However, these weren't for use in battle. Instead, they were escape devices that had been prepared for Tang Wulin and the others should the trip go awry, so everything had been thoroughly planned out for them.

"Do you have some spare time, Yuxue? Let's go to the beach."

"Sure!"

Tang Wulin didn't alert anyone else, and he and Long Yuxue left the hotel before hailing a taxi. 

Even though three months had already passed, everyone's suits of three-word battle armor still hadn't been completed. The higher the level of a suit of battle armor, the more difficult it was to design and carve the core circuits.

Thus, none of Shrek’s Seven Monsters had access to their suits of battle armor. All of the soul refined metals required for these suits of battle armor were ready, so it could be said each successive suit of battle armor that Yuanen Yehui and Ye Xinglan finished constructing would directly contribute to an increase in the overall power of the group.

When it came to suits of three-word battle armor, the construction process was no longer just a matter of skill; luck was also an inseparable element to the process, and it definitely wasn't easy to perfect the end product.

In particular, Tang Wulin had forged the best metals that he was capable of for these suits of three-word battle armor, and that made the construction process even more difficult. Yuanen Yehui and Ye Xinglan were already doing their best, but it would still take quite some time before they completed everyone's suits of three-word battle armor.

Tang Wulin rolled down the window of the taxi slightly and inhaled the slightly salty seaside breeze outside. This was a rare moment for him to relax, and his eyes were a little lost and out of focus.

It had been so long since he had left his home that even his concept of his home had become a little blurred. However, inhaling this familiar scent made him feel as if he had been transported into a dream.

He suddenly felt that the happiest days of his life weren't the ones where he had grown more powerful day by day. Instead, it was the jovial and carefree days he had spent with his parents and Na'er. 

His memories of those days were already quite indistinct, but his heart was still filled with happiness when he looked back on those memories. He had to find his parents and Na'er no matter what.

Gu Yuena had taken on Na'er's appearance, and even her name had been changed to Gu Yuena. He had constantly been avoiding this issue, but that was only a band-aid solution. Deep down in his heart, he knew that Na'er's disappearance had to have something to do with Gu Yue.

Once he returned from his trip to the two empires, he was sure that he'd become even more powerful than he currently was. Following his return, he had to go and find Gu Yuena no matter what. He had to ask her where Na'er had gone, and also ask her...

Tang Wulin exhaled, and complex emotions began to flash through his eyes. He could never remain calm when he thought about Gu Yuena.

Long Yuxue sat beside Tang Wulin, and the latter was looking out the window, but she was looking at him the entire time.

His eyelashes really were so long. Even as a woman, Long Yuxue couldn't help but be envious of them. His eyes were too beautiful; especially when they appeared so lost and out of focus. The look in his eyes was so gentle that it made her heart throb.

A hint of sorrow gradually crept into his disposition. Everyone else could only see how exceptional and talented he was, but Long Yuxue saw many other things about Tang Wulin that others couldn't, perhaps because she paid much more attention to him than others.

He had far too heavy a burden on his shoulders. Something had to have happened between him and his girlfriend. Otherwise, why wasn't she by his side? He was so outstanding; why didn't she want to be with him?

The impression that Tang Wulin gave her was one of a mystery, and also a trap. She knew that the more she approached him, the more incorrigible her love for him would become, but she simply couldn't help but be attracted to him.

Falling in love with a man like him really wasn't a blessing! However, meeting him was the best thing that had ever happened to her.

Long Yuxue knew that she had never regretted falling in love with him.

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