Ever since he had first begun cultivating, Old Tang had provided him with a huge amount of assistance, the most significant of which lay in his Golden Dragon King seals. However, at the same time, he would often disappear without any premonition, and this was the first time he had spent a prolonged and continuous period instructing Tang Wulin in his cultivation. Furthermore, Tang Wulin had a feeling that ever since he had contacted that mysterious place through the Vast Sea Cosmic Crystal, Old Tang seemed to be in much higher spirits than before.
Tang Wulin sat in his cabin and slowly waved his arms through the air while experiencing the intricacies of time.
Two months quickly passed by, and the fact that they were traveling deep in the ocean combined with how powerful the Thousand Spirit was meant that the journey was a very smooth one, even though they had encountered some powerful sea soul beasts along the way. Not long ago, the submarine captain had informed him that they were about to reach the Dou Spirit Continent soon, and that the Thousand Spirit was preparing to begin its ascent.
There was no secret passageway on the Dou Spirit Continent to connect the Thousand Spirit to the land, so it could only rise to the surface.
Tang Wulin exhaled, and the slightly warped projections around him vanished as a result.
During these two months, he had finally grasped some of the most basic elements of time control, and the more he continued down this path, the more he became aware of just how unfathomable the concept of time was. As expected of an abstract concept that ranked alongside space!
Old Tang had told him that if he could unleash 10% of the power of Millennium White Clouds, he would bestow upon Tang Wulin a spatial spear technique, and the combination of the two would benefit him immensely.
However, Tang Wulin wasn't in a hurry to learn this new spatial spear technique. He knew that taking on too much at once would only hamper his overall progress, so he was determined to master Millennium White Clouds first.
To Soul Masters, two months wasn't a very long time, and after Tang Wulin concluded his cultivation, he contacted his friends to organize a meeting.
There were many people who were accompanying him on his journey. Aside from the Tang Sect's mecha squadron, there was the Blood Dragon Squad, Shrek’s Seven Monsters, and the Holy Spirit Douluo herself.
After learning that Yun Ming's soul still existed, Yali was clearly in higher spirits than she had been in the past. Tang Wulin didn't know how Zang Xin had convinced her to wait for a year before recovering Yun Ming's soul, but at the very least, it seemed that she was no longer dead on the inside.
Thinking back to what Zang Xin had told him about the Atlas Douluo, the Dark Phoenix Douluo, and the Heavenly Phoenix Douluo, Tang Wulin couldn't help but think that Yun Ming was quite the womanizer! It seemed that every woman who had fallen in love with him was deeply infatuated with him.
However, he wasn't envious of that. He only liked a single person, and that was enough.
"Are we finally about to arrive? I can't bear to eat the stuff on this submarine anymore; let's find a place to have a good meal after we reach the Dou Spirit Continent," A'Ruheng said in a relieved manner.
Cultivators of the Body Sect had extremely stringent requirements when it came to nutrition, which was why Mu Ye was such a good chef. The food on the submarine was certainly sufficient and serviceable, but it was far from delicious.
Tang Wulin said, "We'll be reaching Dou Spirit Continent soon, and according to the plan we decided on, the mechas will all remain on the submarine for now. The Blood Dragon Squad, those from our Shrek Academy, and the Tang Sect representative team will travel onto the continent first. Our trip to the Dou Spirit Empire and Star Luo Empire is an extremely secretive one, so take care not to expose yourselves, and travel in groups at all times."
As the leader of this group of envoys, this was the first time that Tang Wulin had undertaken such an important mission, so he was feeling slightly nervous. After all, the Dou Spirit Empire was a completely unfamiliar place to him, and he still didn't know what he was going to have to face here.
He had memorized all of the important information about the Dou Spirit Empire, but there were always disparities between information on paper and reality.
Everyone nodded before discussing some further details. At this point, the submarine had already begun its ascent, which required a somewhat lengthy process, and a brand new continent was just up ahead.
After the submarine rose to the surface, the ventilation system allowed the fresh briny air outside to enter the submarine, and everyone felt as if the past two months had been part of another life. They had embarked on this journey to a completely unfamiliar place, and it was quite a strange experience.
This was a secret journey, and all of the contact they had established with the Dou Spirit Empire had been facilitated between the Tang Sect branches on the Douluo Continent and the Dou Spirit Continent. Hence, even the Dou Spirit Empire officials were unaware of when they were going to arrive.
The place where the submarine had surfaced was still 50 nautical miles away from the shore. This was a safe distance, and on top of that, the destination they had arrived at wasn't an important port on the Dou Spirit Continent.
Tang Wulin wasn't very familiar with the technology on the submarine, but he could sense clear energy fluctuations being released by the submarine during their journey. This was most likely a type of disruptive wave that could prevent radars from detecting the submarine to a certain extent.
The more Tang Wulin learned about the Tang Sect, the more he became aware of just how much power it possessed. Perhaps only the truly high-level members of the Tang Sect were aware of just how extraordinarily powerful the Tang Sect was.
In contrast, Shrek Academy had placed all their eggs in one basket, and it had been completely destroyed alongside Shrek City. However, Shrek Academy also had a unique advantage, in that it had connections all over the three continents. Unless the files of Shrek Academy could be recovered, no one could say with certainty exactly how many important positions on the three continents were occupied by Shrek Academy alumni.
In the distance, the grey shoreline was already visible. The waves weren't too fierce at the moment, and the majestic sight of the boundless ocean lay behind them, while a completely alien continent lay up ahead. Tang Wulin's heart rate was beginning to accelerate. He felt as if he were getting closer to his parents somehow.
It had been more than a decade since his parents had left, and as Tang Wulin's father had said, he had been able to rely on no one but himself during this time. He had taken one determined step after another, continuing to advance no matter what hardships were thrown his way. He continued to work hard, not just to become more powerful, but more so for the opportunity to be able to rescue his own parents someday!
He was now getting closer and closer to the parents that he hadn't seen for over 10 years; how could he not be filled with exhilaration and anticipation?
He was confident in his ability to rescue his parents. As for the Spirit Pagoda, he still couldn't be sure whether they were the ones who had captured his parents, so he was going to prioritize saving them first.
Not long after that, a middle-aged man in a military uniform approached Tang Wulin. Strangely enough, he wasn't wearing any epaulets, and he said in a low voice, "Sect Master, we've already received the signal and can arrive on land now."
"Alright." Tang Wulin nodded in response.
A series of figures rose up from the submarine before releasing their suits of battle armor, and spread their wings as they flew toward the shore.
The Tang Sect's mecha squadron was going to remain on the submarine for now, and after this, they were going to split up and infiltrate the Dou Spirit Continent, where members of the Tang Sect branches here would be responsible for receiving them. If and when required, they could be summoned to Tang Wulin's side at any time.
When Tang Wulin and the others reached the shore and stepped onto this continent for the first time, there were already people from the Dou Spirit Empire branches of the Tang Sect waiting for them.
There were only seven people present, and they were led by a middle-aged man whose appearance and figure were both very ordinary. He also wore a set of simple attire of an antiquated style, and it was most likely traditional attire on the Dou Spirit Continent.
After Tang Wulin and the others landed on the shore, he hurriedly made his way toward them in a respectful manner. "Supervisor of the Tang Sect's Dou Spirit Empire branches, Li Yun, pays his respects to the sect master."
Tang Wulin smiled, and said, "No need for such formalities, Hall Master Li."
Li Yun made an inviting hand gesture toward Tang Wulin and the others, and said, "Please come with me, and we'll leave this place first, Sect Master."
He then turned and led the way without introducing any of his companions.Previous Chapter Next Chapter