Powerful spiritual pressure instantly descended, striking Tang Wulin with a sense of asphyxiation. He felt as if he were facing a boundless gargantuan wave that had no end in sight and was going to completely destroy him.
This was a spiritual domain!
Tang Wulin was able to immediately identify this as the spiritual domain released by Chen Xinjie. If he hadn't experienced Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue's spiritual domain before, he most likely wouldn't be able to withstand the power of this spiritual domain. However, after cultivating for so long, his Spirit Domain realm spiritual power had continued to improve, and even though he hadn't yet attained his own spiritual domain, he was already quite adept at resisting the spiritual domains of others.
The spiritual pressure only lasted a very short time before a hint of surprise appeared on Chen Xinjie's face. "You possess Spirit Domain realm spiritual power?"
Tang Wulin's heart tightened upon hearing this. Under the pressure of Chen Xinjie's spiritual domain, he was unable to conceal his own Spirit Domain realm spiritual power. This was quite troublesome; it would not be a good thing for him to receive too much attention from this Limit Douluo as he was the current Battle God Hall Master! His disguise was completely seamless, but if he were to be scrutinized too closely by a Limit Douluo, there was a very good chance that his cover would be blown.
Chen Xinjie's gaze was as sharp as daggers. If every Eagle Faction soldier could be described as an eagle, then he would definitely be an undisputed king among the eagles. Even admirals like himself would struggle to maintain their composure in the face of his powerful aura, let alone a major general, yet this young man was able to remain completely calm and unflustered.
Chen Xinjie was still maintaining the output of his overwhelming aura, but at the same time, he was very surprised. This young man was clearly less than 30 years of age, yet he already possessed Spirit Domain realm spiritual power; this was simply unheard of! Even he was nowhere near this level at that age.
The improvement in one's spiritual power was different from that of soul power as consumption of spirit items could enhance the latter. However, spiritual power would require solid accumulation through cultivation, and one had to possess exceptional aptitude to be able to reach the Spirit Domain realm.
There was virtually nothing that could directly boost one's spiritual power, and even among all of the spirit items that he knew of, there were extremely few that could directly enhance one's spiritual power. Furthermore, this Blood Dragon's spiritual power was very condensed and settled, indicating that he had clearly been at the Spirit Domain realm for a while already, rather than someone who had only just reached this level. That made Chen Xinjie even more astonished.
He was well aware of what spiritual power of this level entailed, and he knew that barring any mishaps, this young man was definitely going to stand at the pinnacle of the entire continent someday.
As the Battle God Hall Master, his position was actually of an even higher rank than a normal admiral as the Battle God Hall represented the most powerful forces the federation had to offer.
There were some secrets that were unknown to the outside world, such as how the divine-grade mechas of the federation were solely given to the Battle God Hall. There were many other such secrets surrounding the Battle God Hall, and the federation invested astronomical sums of money into the Battle God Hall every year.
Regardless of which faction rose to power in the federal parliament, the status of the Battle God Hall remained completely unshakeable. Aside from Boundless Ocean Douluo Chen Xinjie, there weren't many people who were aware of just how powerful the Battle God Hall was, and the extent of the knowledge that the outside world had on the Battle God Hall was limited to its 18 Battle Gods.
"Are you Zhang Huanyun's successor? Or perhaps Blood One's successor?" Chen Xinjie asked.
Tang Wulin replied, "I'm not here to talk about this, Commander. Don't you want to hear the result of our investigation into this attack?"
Chen Xinjie raised an eyebrow upon hearing this. There was almost no one in this world who dared to speak to him like this. In Tang Wulin's eyes, he could see a strong sense of confidence and conviction.
"Do you know where you are, kid?" Chen Xinjie asked in a cold voice.
Tang Wulin replied with a calm smile, "I'm here in your office."
Chen Xinjie chuckled coldly, "Your identity is fake. You're no special investigator; the federal supervision department wouldn't dare to send their people to me unless they have a death wish!"
Tang Wulin faltered slightly upon hearing this. He didn't expect Chen Xinjie to be speaking like a gang leader, and he was also stunned by how aggressive he was. Prior to his visit, he had already done some research into Chen Xinjie's personality. Even though he was the leader of the Eagle Faction, he had a strong sense of justice and moral compass, which was why Tang Wulin had been determined to pay him a visit.
"There's no way that the Blood God Legion would collaborate with the supervision department, so my first thought after you declared your identity to me was to execute you! You sure are a brave kid! You managed to swindle your way into the united control center, to the point where you were even brought to me. Not everyone can pull that off, which is why I'm giving you a chance now; tell me what your objective is."
In the face of Chen Xinjie's intimidating gaze, Tang Wulin remained completely calm and collected, and wasn't flustered in the slightest by what Chen Xinjie had said.
"I knew from the beginning that my identity wouldn't be able to fool you, and you would've definitely been able to figure out that I'm no special investigator. I only announced this identity as a way to request an audience with you," Tang Wulin admitted in a very natural manner.
"Oh?" Chen Xinjie raised an eyebrow and asked in a cold voice, "Do you know that your actions are incriminating enough to earn you a prosecution in the military court?"
Tang Wulin smiled, and said, "I'm confident you wouldn't hand me over to the military court."
"Go on, then. You only have one chance to convince me," Chen Xinjie said as he sat down on the couch.
Tang Wulin heaved an internal sigh of relief. Just as he had expected, Chen Xinjie acted in an overbearing and aggressive way, but he was very logical and cunning on the inside. As expected of one of the most powerful beings in this world. This man was someone who ranked alongside the likes of the past Sea God's Pavilion Master, Yun Ming, the chairman of the Spirit Pagoda, Qiangu Dongfeng, and the Douluo Palace Master, Cao Dezhi.
"This is something that I can only disclose to you and concerns federal affairs of the highest level of confidentiality, so if you have any voice monitor devices in this room, I suggest you switch them off. I'm only able to disclose this information to you after receiving authorization from Blood One and Legion Commander Zhang," Tang Wulin said as a serious look appeared on his face.
Chen Xinjie replied in an indifferent voice, "There are no voice monitor devices in here, and I never require any evidence when I want to do something, so you can say what you have to say without any worries."
A faint smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face, and he continued, "I'm sure you know of the existence of the abyssal plane, Commander. Not long ago, an unprecedented abyssal tide appeared; I'm sure the military was made aware of this. Our Blood God Legion had requested reinforcements from the military at the time."
Chen Xinjie nodded in response. "The issue was resolved quickly after that, wasn't it? How was it different from the abyssal tides of the past?"
Tang Wulin replied, "There was a massive difference. During the last abyssal tide, the abyssal plane paid an enormous price to send over 10 abyssal emperors into the passageway, including even abyssal sovereigns. What was most terrifying was that even the ruler of the abyssal plane, the Holy Lord, had attacked."
Chen Xinjie abruptly sat bolt upright upon hearing this. This was something that he was completely oblivious to, so the Blood God Legion either hadn't reported this to the military or the report had been filed away as top secret information by the parliament.
"The Holy Lord?"
Tang Wulin nodded firmly in response. "That's right. The Holy Lord didn't even appear when the abyssal passageway first took shape over 6,000 years ago, yet he appeared during the last abyssal tide, and he almost demolished the entire Blood God Legion. The Holy Lord represents the power of the entire abyssal plane."
"That's impossible," Chen Xinjie exclaimed, "This is a conflict between two planes, we're the ones being invaded; there's no way that the power of our plane would allow the abyssal plane to send over so many of their powerful beings."Previous Chapter Next Chapter