After exchanging some pleasantries, Dai Yueyan sighed, "I didn't think we would be reunited under these circumstances. Truth be told, I would much rather face you on a competition platform; perhaps I would have the opportunity to set the record straight, then."
Dai Yueyan couldn't help but chuckle as he spoke.
Tang Wulin also smiled as he said, "If you want a sparring match, then I'm happy to accept your challenge at any time. I also really miss the days when we competed against one another. We were all still very young at the time."
Dai Yueyan chuckled, "Even now, you're still very young! Who would've thought that someone as young as you would be the Tang Sect Master?" A slightly sharp tone crept into Dai Yueyan's voice as he spoke.
Tang Wulin merely smiled, and said, "I have the seniors of the Tang Sect to thank for my current position, and I only hope to reciprocate the Tang Sect for their trust and kindness. May I ask what the Star Luo Empire thinks of our collaboration, Your Highness?"
Dai Yueyan replied, "The negotiations can wait until you meet Father tomorrow; I'm not here to talk politics today."
Tang Wulin raised an eyebrow upon hearing this. "It sounds like the Star Luo Empire isn't too concerned about this war."
Dai Yueyan smiled calmly in response, "Do you think we should be worried?"
Tang Wulin replied, "I see. In that case, is there still any need for me to meet His Majesty?"
Dai Yueyan faltered slightly upon hearing this, clearly taken aback by Tang Wulin's domineering demeanor. He was hoping to gain a slight advantage for the negotiation to be held the next day by establishing a position of power over Tang Wulin, but he didn't think that Tang Wulin would respond so aggressively.
"You seem different from before." Dai Yueyan quickly composed himself.
Tang Wulin replied, "I haven't actually changed much; I'm merely concerned that the Star Luo Empire will struggle in the face of the federal army. Seeing as you clearly think that the empire is capable of defending itself, then it appears my concerns were unwarranted. Our Tang Sect has forged an extremely close bond with the Star Luo Empire, and the last thing we want to see is for the Star Luo Empire to be negatively impacted by this war. However, I can now see that there's no need for such concerns, so I won't need to waste any of His Majesty's precious time."
Dai Yueyan said, "You say you haven't changed, but you definitely weren't so overbearing in the past."
Tang Wulin shook his head in response. "You're misconstruing my words. I'm concerned, but not for the power of the Star Luo Empire. Instead, I'm concerned about your current attitude. How about I show you something before we continue our discussion?"
Tang Wulin rose to his feet as he spoke, and at this point, he had already cast aside all pretenses of geniality.
Dai Yueyan also stood up, and asked, "So you're saying that what we're doing here is a waste of time?"
"That's right," Tang Wulin replied without any hesitation, "Perhaps you think the Star Luo Empire is already sufficiently prepared for the war. In that case, there would be no point in continuing our discussion until I show you what I'm about to show you now."
He walked out of the conference chamber as he spoke, and throughout this entire process, the Smiling Douluo didn't utter even a single word.
Tang Wulin had been able to address the situation in the Dou Spirit Empire in outstanding fashion, so he had full trust in Tang Wulin's ability to do the same here in the Star Luo Empire.
Dai Yueyan and Tang Wulin were acquaintances to begin with, and that was why Dai Tianling had sent him to meet with Tang Wulin. However, neither Dai Yueyan nor the Smiling Douluo had anticipated that Tang Wulin would be acting in such an overbearing manner. One had to realize that the Tang Sect was still just a sect, whereas Dai Yueyan represented the entire empire. Whether this style of negotiation was appropriate or not would hinge entirely on what Tang Wulin was about to show Dai Yueyan.
Dai Yueyan followed Tang Wulin to the drill ground in silence, but he was not in a very good mood.
Even if he was one of Shrek’s Seven Monsters and the Tang Sect Master, he still couldn't compare with the rightful heir to the throne of the Star Luo Empire, so it was only appropriate that Tang Wulin conceded a position of slight inferiority during the negotiation. However, Tang Wulin wasn't making any concessions, and was even threatening to call off the negotiations. Even if the Star Luo Empire were to comply with the Tang Sect's conditions in the end, such a style of negotiation would still leave a bitter taste in Dai Yueyan's mouth.
There was already someone waiting for them at the drill ground. To put it more accurately, there was a black mecha standing at the center of the hall.
The mecha was around eight meters tall, and had a massive gun on its back. Dai Yueyan glanced at the mecha before turning to Tang Wulin. "This is what you wanted to show me?"
Tang Wulin nodded in response before making a hand signal toward the black mecha.
The black mecha took the gun off its own back, and in the instant that it did so, powerful beings from the imperial Holy Hall immediately positioned themselves in front of Dai Yueyan.
Dai Yueyan merely brushed them off. "There's no need to be so wary; this is the Tang Sect."
Tang Wulin was rather surprised by his composure, and he glanced at Dai Yueyan with a hint of approval in his eyes.
At this moment, another group of people made their way into the drill ground from another direction, and they were pushing something along with them.
The first thing was a huge metal ball that was placed on one side of the drill ground. This was followed by 10 thick metal boards that were placed in front of the black mecha one after another at intervals of around three meters.
Dai Yueyan could already see that this was going to be a weapon demonstration. He turned to Tang Wulin, only to find that the latter was looking straight ahead with a serious expression.
Soon, everything had been set up, and Jiang Wuyue made a hand signal to Tang Wulin to indicate that they were ready.
Tang Wulin nodded before instructing, "Activate the protective barrier."
Faint yellow light flashed, and the entire competition area was encompassed within a barrier of soft yellow light. The giant metal ball, which had a diameter of around three meters, was situated outside of the protective barrier.
Tang Wulin turned to Dai Yueyan, and said, "Your Highness, if you like, you can get your people to examine the structural integrity of those alloy boards and that alloy ball. Each alloy board possesses defensive prowess roughly equivalent to that of a yellow mecha, and all of these combined can roughly match the defensive prowess of a black mecha."
Dai Yueyan waved a hand, and someone immediately rushed away to examine the alloy structures. Meanwhile, Dai Yueyan asked in a low voice, "What exactly do you intend to show me? An experimental weapon? Even if these alloy boards possess defensive prowess comparable to that of a black mecha, it wouldn't be all that remarkable for a soul cannon with high penetrative power to tear through all of them."
Tang Wulin replied, "Please have patience, Your Highness; everything will soon be revealed."
Soon, the person that was examining the alloy structures returned and gave Dai Yueyan a nod, indicating that Tang Wulin hadn't exaggerated the defensive properties of these structures.
Tang Wulin raised a hand toward the black mecha. "Get ready!"
The black mecha took a step forward, and its foot landed on the ground with a solid clang. It then raised the giant gun in its hands, aiming it at the first alloy board while making some minor adjustments.
A faint buzzing sound rang out from the giant gun, and dark blue light swirled as the black mecha made a hand signal toward Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin waved his right hand, and the black mecha immediately pressed the trigger. The giant gun shuddered slightly, and a beam of blue light surged through the air in a flash. The entire process was very fast, and before everyone knew it, it was already over.
There was no resounding boom; only a faint buzzing sound had rung out, and the alloy boards in front of the huge gun remained completely unscathed.
Dai Yueyan and his entourage faltered upon seeing this before peculiar looks appeared on their faces.
He had invited the prince here just to see this? Nothing had happened!
"Was there an error?" Dai Yueyan turned to Tang Wulin. There was no mockery in his voice nor his expression as he knew that a man of Tang Wulin's status wouldn't do something like this unless he had a proper reason. However, this error appeared to be quite a massive one!Previous Chapter Next Chapter