However, could he really be forgiven for the heinous crime that he had committed?
A grim expression had appeared on Tang Wulin's face, and he had also released his own martial soul.
A series of soul rings emerged from beneath his feet, and his greenish-golden and orange-golden soul rings were still as eye-catching as ever, but in the face of the nine red soul rings, they were rendered rather insipid.
Tang Wulin knew that Tong Yu was most likely going to be the most powerful opponent that he had ever faced, and he even suspected that his powers may have already surpassed those of En Ci.
The thunderous roar continued to echo throughout the entire stadium, but Tong Yu had already lowered his head again and focused his gaze on Tang Wulin. The scales on his face and his red and blue eyes were very unsettling to behold, and without uttering a single word, Tong Yu suddenly sprang into action.
The scales on his body abruptly expanded, and his stature also swelled to over three meters tall. He charged directly toward Tang Wulin with unstoppable might and those nine dazzling red soul rings revolved around him.
Tang Wulin could clearly see that there was five-colored light emanating from his body. The light was quite bright and piercing to behold, and what was quite strange was that the surrounding air had begun to twist and warp. There seemed to be five types of elements surging toward the five-colored light around Tong Yu, but even Tang Wulin was unable to identify what those five types of elements were.
Was this a domain? A spiritual domain? Was he a Limit Douluo?
These were the first thoughts that occurred to Tang Wulin. He knew that he would be facing an extremely powerful opponent during this battle, but he didn't think that he would be facing a Limit Douluo.
At his current cultivation rank, he had no chance at all against a Limit Douluo.
Tang Wulin took a deep breath to compose himself. He knew that he wouldn't be able to hold back at all today, and that this was going to be a battle of survival for him.
Instead of retreating, he took a step forward before stomping a foot heavily down onto the ground. Golden scales instantly surfaced all over his body, and he also rapidly grew to over three meters tall. This was his Golden Dragon Body!
A thunderous dragon's roar rang out, and his eight soul rings instantly switched to his six golden soul rings, following which the first, third, and fourth soul rings lit up in unison.
These soul rings corresponded with his Golden Dragon Body, Golden Dragon Roar, and Violent Golden Dragon Domain, respectively.
In the face of the Golden Dragon Roar, Tong Yu only faltered momentarily before continuing to rush toward Tang Wulin, seemingly having been affected by the attack to a very minimal degree.
Tang Wulin felt as if everything around him had suddenly congealed, making it impossible for him to even evade his opponent's attack. As such, he could only raise his own fist and lash out in retaliation.
The two fists collided, and Tong Yu wasn't as powerful as Tang Wulin had imagined that he would be. However, there was a very special type of energy intermingled with his power; it was like a vortex that was drawing in Tang Wulin's power.
Only following this initial contact did Tang Wulin suddenly realize Tong Yu's power wasn't a traditional elemental power. Instead, it was five-elemental power. Among those five elements, water, fire, and earth were quite common, but metal and wood were extremely rare.
The five-elements gave rise to and enhanced one another to produce a different type of power. This indicated that Tong Yu's martial soul was most likely the Five-elemental Qilin.
A resounding boom rang out, and Tang Wulin was forced to stumble back three steps, while Tong Yu was merely stopped cold in his tracks. It seemed that Tang Wulin had fallen to a disadvantage, but he was actually very relieved following the clash as he had verified that Tong Yu was not a Limit Douluo.
His powers were at the Hyper Douluo level at most, and they were only comparable to those of a rookie Hyper Douluo who had only just made it to rank 95 in soul power. In that case, there was still a chance for him.
After gaining the upper hand during that first clash, Tong Yu continued to press his advantage. He swept his left hand through the air to send a burst of five-colored light hurtling directly toward Tang Wulin, and within the five-colored light, Tang Wulin could feel that his soul power was seeping away at a rapid rate, as if it were being absorbed by his opponent.
At the same time, Tong Yu's fist arrived again, and Tang Wulin adopted the same countermeasures, clenching his right golden dragon claw into a fist as well to oppose his opponent's attack.
A resounding dragon's roar rang out across the entire venue, and a giant dragon emerged from Tang Wulin's back, then flowed all the way along his right arm before reaching his fist. This was his Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens!
"Boom!" Once again, Tang Wulin was forced back three steps, while Tong Yu's first soul ring lit up, and a giant Qilin projection emerged behind him.
His right arm abruptly expanded, and scales emerged from beneath his skin as a string of dull cracks and pops rang out from his joints. This was his Qilin Arm!
Tang Wulin's cultivation rank was far inferior to that of his opponent, but he had supreme confidence in his own strength. He switched over to his original eight soul rings again, and his third soul ring lit up as a halo proliferated outward from beneath his feet.
At the same time, his right arm also expanded, and he unleashed his Golden Dragon Annihilation Claws.
Giant claw projections emerged without any premonition, and they clashed with Tong Yu's Qilin Arm, which was radiating bright five-colored light that had taken on the form of a Qilin.
Golden Dragon Annihilation Claws combined the power of the Golden Dragon King and the Duskgold Dreadclaw Bear, the latter of which had virtually the sharpest claws in the entire world of soul beasts.
As such, even the five-colored light conjured up by the Five-elemental Qilin was torn apart, and explosive power erupted in all directions as the claws projections continued on toward Tong Yu.
Tong Yu's third soul ring lit up, and he raised his left arm as a giant shield that was completely formed by scales appeared in front of him.
"Boom!" Tong Yu was forced back a couple of steps by the force of the impact, but the light radiating from the red soul rings around him only brightened even further. He supported the shield with both arms, then instantly broke the sound barrier as he crashed directly toward Tang Wulin amid a resounding sonic boom.
Tang Wulin stomped his right foot into the ground, and Bluesilver Emperor vines erupted from his body to combine with his Golden Dragon King power. This was his Blue Emperor Dragon Shocks the Heavens.
Another resounding boom rang out, and Tang Wulin was forced back while Tong Yu was stopped in his tracks again. Right at this moment, Tong Yu felt a burst of powerful suction force erupt from the ground down below, and it severely weakened his five-elemental domain.
This was the Bluesilver Golden Array that Tang Wulin hadn't used for a very long time, and its main ability was elemental stripping.
Tong Yu's five-elemental domain allowed him to absorb the opponent's power for himself, so he was benefiting himself at the expense of his opponent. In contrast, Tang Wulin's Bluesilver Golden Array weakened his opponent for no benefit to himself, and he was using it precisely to weaken Tong Yu.
Tong Yu harrumphed coldly as he let loose a loud roar, then made a grabbing motion toward Tang Wulin. His second soul ring lit up, and a massive five-colored hand appeared around Tang Wulin before grabbing onto him.
This was his Five-Elemental Grip.
He then used the second soul skill again, and another huge hand appeared, but this one balled up into a fist before striking Tang Wulin's body. This was his Five-elemental Ram.
The most fearsome part about Tong Yu's attacks was that every single one of them was imbued with five-elemental power, and this unique power was very difficult for the opponent to nullify. If someone with a lesser physical constitution were in Tang Wulin's shoes, their body would've most likely already broken down.
Tang Wulin only had a chance to unleash his Golden Dragon Tyrant Body before he was struck by the Five-elemental Ram, and the scales on his body flashed erratically as he gave a muffled groan. Due to the restriction of the Five-elemental Grip, he wasn't sent flying, but this was a very heavy blow. In particular, the injection of five-elemental power into his body was steadily chipping away at his powers.
What could he do? There were no options open to Tang Wulin. He had been entirely suppressed by his opponent, and the vast disparity between their cultivation ranks made it very difficult for him to resist.Previous Chapter Next Chapter