Zang Xin chuckled, "There's no need to worry, you've done very well. The federal fleet has already been forced back by the Star Luo Empire, and it's preparing to retreat. The two sides were initially caught in a stalemate as the federal fleet was wary of the weapons we had supplied to the Star Luo Empire, but the Dou Spirit Empire's fleet suddenly turned up and also launched a 10th-grade Twofold Soul Harvesting Missile. The missile inflicted some damage upon the federal fleet, and it's retreated quite a long way back.
"According to the information provided to us by our contacts over at the Star Luo Empire, this war most likely isn't going to happen. After all, Chen Xinjie can't afford to instigate this war knowing that the entire federal fleet could be wiped out. All of the advantages lie with the Star Luo Empire, and they're able to formulate their defensive efforts on land. Even if sufficient damage could be inflicted upon the Star Luo Empire, the federation definitely wouldn't want to risk the destruction of the three fleets.
"Thus, their momentum has been completely halted, and the situation is only worsening the longer this stalemate continues, so I'm guessing that the federal fleet will be forced to return. If the federation still wants to instigate this war, they'll have to launch an attack of an even larger scale against the Star Luo Empire; who knows how long that would take to prepare?"
Tang Wulin heaved a huge sigh of relief upon hearing this. "That's fantastic news! I'm sure we've prevented the deaths of many innocent civilians. Why do you sound so exhausted, Your Majesty? Is there something else you have to tell me?"
Zang Xin sighed, and replied, "The federation has already declared our Tang Sect to be a treasonous organization."
Tang Wulin's expression immediately stiffened upon hearing this.
The federation had declared the Tang Sect to be a treasonous organization?
During the Tang Sect's 20,000-year history, it had always been one of the most powerful sects on the Douluo Continent. Countless years ago, the founder of the Tang Sect, Tang San, had thwarted the evil scheme of the Spirit Hall.
Countless years ago, Huo Yuhao had founded the Spirit Pagoda and protected the entire Star Luo Empire on his own. However, the Tang Sect was now being proclaimed as a treasonous organization.
This meant that the entire federation was going to reject the Tang Sect and treat them like the Holy Spirit Cult. This meant that the Tang Sect would only be able to exist in the shadows from now on.
"How dare they!" Tang Wulin's voice instantly became as cold as ice. It had been a very long time since he had been this enraged by anything.
The Amorous Douluo chuckled coldly, "Some people simply won't rest until we're all dead! This topic sparked a huge debate in the federal parliament, and the Dove Faction did everything in its power to oppose the announcement, but the Eagle Faction and neutral powers joined forces against them. They used your participation in the Trial of Five Gods and the new weapons that the two empires had attained as evidence that the Tang Sect had committed treason."
"But they have no proof," Tang Wulin said in a cold voice.
Zang Xin replied in an indifferent manner, "Do you think they need proof? Prior to this, we already anticipated that something like this could happen. Don't worry, even if we're being denounced as a treasonous organization, the Tang Sect won't fall that easily. We'll face this issue together once you come back."
Tang Wulin asked, "What about the Blood God Legion? The palace master and many of our Tang Sect's elites are still at the Blood God Legion; what about them?"
Zang Xin replied, "The federation clearly thinks that the Blood God Legion no longer needs us. Prior to making this public declaration, the federal parliament had already sent out powerful beings from the Battle God Hall and Spirit Pagoda to the Blood God Legion to apprehend the palace master and the members of our Tang Sect. Thankfully, the Mirror Douluo was tipped off in advance, and the palace master and the others have already returned. They've been replaced by powerful beings from the Spirit Pagoda, and Leng Yaozhu is now the stand-in Blood One."
Tang Wulin clenched his fists with fury. "So everything our Tang Sect has done for the continent for the past thousands of years is just being disregarded?"
Zang Xin's voice was very calm, but Tang Wulin could sense the unrest deep in his heart.
After a brief silence, Tang Wulin said, "I'll be back in three days."
Zang Xin replied, "Alright, we'll discuss this matter further once you return."
After ending the call, Tang Wulin's good mood had been completely ruined. The Tang Sect had existed for 20,000 years and had done nothing but work for the peace and development of the Douluo Star. How disheartening was it that the Tang Sect was now being declared as a treasonous organization?
Setting aside everything else, the Blood God Legion had defended the abyssal passageway for 6,000 years, and countless Tang Sect disciples had perished for that cause. As Blood One, the Heartless Douluo had dedicated over 60 years of his life to the Blood God Legion, yet this was how the federation was repaying the Tang Sect!
It could indeed be argued that his trip to the Star Luo Empire was against the interests of the federation, but he had made this trip for the sake of all of humanity! If a war were to ensue, not only would countless lives be lost, the greatest beneficiary would be the Holy Spirit Cult!
It had already been proven that the Spirit Pagoda was colluding with the Holy Spirit Cult, yet the federation had gone after the Tang Sect while leaving the Spirit Pagoda to its own devices.
The tag of treasonous organization was like a slap to the face to the 20,000 years of glory of the Tang Sect. This was undoubtedly going to be an extremely heavy blow to all of the Tang Sect's disciples, yet the federation had made such a decision without taking any of that into account.
Tang Wulin's fists were tightly clenched, and the rage in his heart refused to subside.
Compared to the entire federation, both Shrek Academy and the Tang Sect were very feeble. There was no way that an academy and a sect would be able to contend with the entire federation, and Tang Wulin certainly wasn't going to take vengeance on the federation. But what was going to become of the Tang Sect now? Was the federation really going to push the entire Tang Sect to the Star Luo Empire?
In reality, the Star Luo Empire's fixation on the Tang Sect was precisely because of the sect's advanced soul technology. Even if the Tang Sect were to defect to the Star Luo Empire, the empire would just become a second Douluo Federation in a few millennia, and the Tang Sect would be tossed by the wayside again.
The most painful thing for Tang Wulin was that he didn't know how to face this situation. He couldn't see any future for the Tang Sect.
On top of that, there was no way that the federation would allow the entire Tang Sect to move to the Star Luo Empire. The Tang Sect had been declared as a treasonous organization, so it was undoubtedly going to be heavily targeted.
The Holy Spirit Cult was a terror organization while the Tang Sect was a treasonous organization; the two were virtually equals.
What a foolish decision the federation had made!
For the first time, Tang Wulin was struck by a strong sense of discontent toward the federation.
He refrained from revealing this news to everyone else and decided to wait until they all returned to the federation. Never did he think that the Tang Sect would be plunged into such a perilous situation.
The task of reviving Shrek Academy was already an extremely monumental one; now that the Tang Sect had been declared as a treasonous organization, he was going to face even more pressure as the Tang Sect Master and Sea God's Pavilion Master.
Three days later, the submarine silently drew to a halt in the underground lake beneath the Tang Sect, which it had traveled into along a marine tunnel.
After being at sea for so long, stepping back onto land struck everyone with a sense of relief and stability, but this didn't apply to Tang Wulin.Previous Chapter Next Chapter