Chapter 1568: Invitation

Yuanen Zhentian chuckled, "It's a good thing that the younger generation is outdoing the previous generations. You're still sorely lacking when it comes to your understanding of laws, and I'd advise you to seek guidance from Sect Master Tang in this area."

Even though Tang Wulin was very young, he held an extremely lofty status, and his powers demanded respect.

Yuanen Tiandang turned to Tang Wulin with a smile, and said, "I hope you won't mind, Sect Master Tang."

"Senior Zhentian, I have a request, but I'm not sure if it's an appropriate one," Tang Wulin said after a brief hesitation.

Yuanen Zhentian smiled, and said, "Go ahead, we're all friends here."

Tang Wulin turned to Yuanen Tiandang, and said, "Senior Tiandang, I'd like to invite you to come to Shrek Academy. As I'm sure you all know, Shrek Academy is in the process of a rebuild after the bombing, and what we're currently lacking the most is good teachers. If possible, I'd like to invite Senior Tiandang and even other seniors to our Shrek Academy. Aside from the basic benefits that teachers of the academy receive, you'll also be granted access to our academy's library."

Yuanen Tiandang was rather tempted by this proposition. He had just been reunited with his daughter, and he really didn't want to part with her, but once everything was said and done here, she would definitely return to Shrek Academy.

Ever since the passing of his wife, his daughter had become his entire world.

In contrast, Yuanen Zhentian's brows furrowed slightly upon hearing this. His son had just become a Limit Douluo, and he was the family-leader-in-waiting. This was a great opportunity for him to establish strong ties with all of the branches of the family; if he were to leave now, it would negatively impact his transition to becoming the family leader in the future.

"I want to go, Father," Yuanen Tiandang immediately said without any hesitation.

"Well..." Yuanen Zhentian was rather hesitant. He didn't want to reject Tang Wulin, but nor did he want to agree to this arrangement.

"How about I go instead, Father?" Yuanen Tianshang proposed, "I've always wanted to go to Shrek Academy, and I don't have any important responsibilities here. If Shrek Academy is willing to take me, I'd be more than happy to go."

Before Yuanen Zhentian had a chance to say anything, Tang Wulin replied, "Of course you'd be welcome at our academy, Senior Tianshang. To further elaborate on the benefits we're offering, all Limit Douluos accepting teaching roles at Shrek Academy will receive suits of four-word battle armor, and all Titled Douluos will receive suits of three-word battle armor constructed from spirit alloys comprised of no less than three types of metals. For those who already possess suits of three-word battle armor, we can make upgrades to existing battle armor as well."

Everyone immediately erupted into a frenzy upon hearing this.

Suits of three-word battle armor were extremely expensive. Generally speaking, all Soul Douluos and even Soul Sages with sufficiently powerful martial souls would be able to handle suits of three-word battle armor, but the vast majority of Soul Masters could only attain suits of three-word battle armor after becoming Titled Douluos.

Suits of three-word battle armor required metals forged by Saint Blacksmiths, but there were only around 20 Saint Blacksmiths on the entire continent.

In comparison, there were far more high-grade mecha makers. As such, there was a long waiting list for the construction of three-word battle armor, as well as an expensive fee. A suit of three-word battle armor would massively enhance a Soul Master's power; who wouldn't want a suit of such armor?

Generally speaking, it would take at least 10 years for a Titled Douluo to attain their suit of three-word battle armor starting from the planning stage. As such, if a family had a Saint Blacksmith among its ranks, it would be perfectly set up to become a future powerhouse.

However, not only was Tang Wulin promising suits of three-word battle armor, he had thrown in four-word battle armor as well.

Three-word battle armor was extremely expensive, but four-word battle armor could only be described as priceless.

On the entire continent, even the entire planet, there was only one Divine Blacksmith in the form of Zhen Hua, and even for a Divine Blacksmith, the success rate of heavenly refinement was very low.

As such, completing a suit of four-word battle armor was nothing short of a monumental task.

The Limit Douluos of Shrek Academy, the Tang Sect, and the Spirit Pagoda all had suits of four-word battle armor, but that certainly didn't mean that four-word battle armor was easy to come by; this was a reflection of the power and wealth these powers had built up over tens of thousands of years!

There was a waiting list of Limit Douluos for heavenly refined metals, and those from major powers were naturally prioritized, but there could be no compromising on price.

There was only one Divine Blacksmith, so he had a complete monopoly over the market.

This was why even the Spirit Pagoda had to protect Zhen Hua. Without him, no one would be able to construct suits of four-word battle armor.

Heavenly refinement was very difficult, and as Zhen Hua had aged, he had taken on fewer and fewer heavenly refinement jobs, thereby making four-word battle armor even rarer.

Infernal King Douluo Harosha and Holy Dragon Douluo En Ci had upgraded their suits of three-word battle armor to the four-word level through unique methods, but those still weren't true suits of four-word battle armor.

As such, following Tang Wulin's declaration, the reaction from the members of the Yuanen Family wasn't one of excitement. Instead, they were all staring at him as if he had gone insane.

Battle armor had to be custom-made; how was this even possible?

Yuanen Tianshang said, "Sect Master Tang, this is no laughing matter."

Tang Wulin smiled, and said, "Of course, and I'm not treating it as such. However, I have a condition: those who receive suits of battle armor from our academy must teach there for at least 20 years. After that, you're free to leave or stay, and you'll have sole ownership of your battle armor."

20 years was quite a long time, but it was nothing compared to three-word battle armor and especially four-word battle armor.

However, this was still far too difficult to believe.

"He's not bluffing," Yuanen Yehui said as she made her way over to Tang Wulin, then released her suit of three-word battle armor amid specks of radiant yellow light.

Having donned her suit of three-word battle armor, Yuanen Yehui's aura abruptly changed.

Her three-word battle armor was named Sky Twin Change. Sky correlated to her Fallen Angel martial soul, Twin referred to the fact that both she and Xie Xie had twin martial souls, and Change reflected the versatility of Xie Xie's Space Time Dragon, as well as her own ability to transition between martial souls.  [1]

Xie Xie also released his suit of grey three-word battle armor. His battle armor appeared to be the thinnest among all of Shrek's Seven Monsters, and it struck one with a sense that it had completely blended into the shadows around him.

Both of their battle armor domains were over 20 meters in diameter, and that was sufficient testament to how outstanding their suits of three-word battle armor were.

His battle armor was named Dragon Night Radiance, so the two of them could now be referred to as Dragon Night Radiance Xie Xie and Sky Twin Change Yuanen Yehui.  [2]

They had refrained from releasing their suits of three-word battle armor during the earlier sparring match as they were concerned that they would destroy the drill ground, so they fought in their normal Soul Master state.

All of the Titled Douluos of the Yuanen Family were staring at their suits of three-word battle with yearning in their eyes.

[1] [The first character of the word "angel"(天使) is 天, which directly translates to sky or heaven. If 天使 were broken down into its two individual characters and translated literally, it would be heavenly envoy or heavenly messenger.]

[2] [The Yehui(夜辉) in Yuanen Yehui translates directly to night radiance.]

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