Qiangu Dongfeng turned toward Shrek Academy, and said, "Greetings, Shrek Academy, I am Qiangu Dongfeng. I believe you owe me an explanation for damaging so many of our academy's mechas."
As a Limit Douluos, Qiangu Dongfeng was able to control his own voice in very profound ways, and at this moment, his voice was clearly audible to everyone present in Shrek Academy, as if it were the voice of the heavens.
Right at this moment, a pleasant voice rang out from within Shrek Academy. "What do we need to explain, Chairman Qiangu? Your mecha pilots provoked our academy first, then even went as far as to attack our academy. There are so many students and parents here during enrolment; are we expected to just let them be attacked? How laughable it is that you're asking for an explanation rather than apologizing to all of these people whose lives you've put at risk."
Qiangu Dongfeng's eyes narrowed slightly upon hearing this, and he could tell from this voice alone to whom he was speaking. "You're right, Yali. I failed to keep my subordinates in check, and we're in the wrong for provoking your academy. I apologize on Meng Te's behalf. However, Meng Te has already been severely injured, and I'm sure that atones for his actions. His actions were a little excessive, but I'm sure he was just blinded by his rage, and his intention wasn't to hurt anyone.
"However, even after forcing back Meng Te, Yuanen Yehui from your academy still lashed out once again to damage hundreds of our innocent mechas, resulting in massive losses for us; does that not warrant an explanation?"
"What a joke!" Yali chuckled coldly, "Would Yuanen have retaliated if those two divine-grade mechas hadn't attacked her? Her only mistake is that she failed to hold back, but none of this would've happened if you hadn't provoked us first. I'd advise you to go back, Chairman."
Qiangu Dongfeng's brows furrowed even further upon hearing this. "I'm afraid I can't agree to that, Yali. Meng Te was once the premier mecha pilot of the Sea God Legion, and he's made significant contributions to the federation in the past. Even if he was in the wrong, he shouldn't have had his divine-grade mecha taken away and been humiliated like this. Is Shrek Academy blatantly stealing his divine-grade mecha?"
Yali replied, "Let me remind you of something, Chairman Qiangu: Shrek Academy was around even before the federation was founded. The airspace of Shrek Academy is not to be encroached upon; that's not a rule that was only invented today. We've already done Meng Te a great favor by sparing his life. Even according to federal law, property owners are entitled to incapacitate and even kill trespassers with malicious intent. Are you saying you wouldn't mind if we flew our mechas over your Spirit Pagoda for no reason?"
Many of the students and parents waiting in line burst into laughter upon hearing this.
Qiangu Dongfeng's expression darkened as he said, "In any case, return the divine-grade mecha and pay for the damage your academy caused to our other mechas. Otherwise, don't blame me for using force!"
Qiangu Dongfeng strode toward Shrek Academy as he spoke, and with each step he took, the earth would tremor slightly. It was as if the entire earth had transformed into a massive drum beneath his feet, and the students and parents in the distance were struggling to keep themselves upright.
"Are you sure you want to do this, Qiangu Dongfeng?" Yali's voice became even colder.
Qiangu Dongfeng offered no reply and merely continued to make his way toward Shrek Academy's newly constructed main school building.
Even though he was only a single person, his aura as a Limit Douluo struck everyone with a sense of asphyxiation.
The parents in the line had already retreated far away with their children. No one wanted to incur the wrath of Limit Douluo!
The two divine-grade mechas and over 30 Soul Masters were all following along behind Qiangu Dongfeng, giving off powerful auras as they approached Shrek Academy.
Right at this moment, a series of figures flew out from within the academy.
With the emergence of these figures, the surrounding area suddenly fell silent, and Qiangu Dongfeng also stopped in his tracks.
This was what he was waiting for!
Of course, he wasn't actually here for an explanation, and the loss of a divine-grade mecha wasn't all that significant to the incredibly wealthy Spirit Pagoda. He had come here in person for only one objective: to strike back at Shrek Academy.
Problems that could be resolved with money couldn't be considered to be problems by the Spirit Pagoda, but this was not an issue that money could address.
Around a dozen figures had emerged from Shrek Academy, led by none other than Tang Wulin.
Holy Spirit Douluo Yali was flying by Tang Wulin's side, but Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue was nowhere to be seen. Aside from them, there were Yuanen Yehui, Lan Muzi, Tang Yinmeng, Wu Zhangkong, and a bunch of other young faces.
A glimmer of confidence flashed through Qiangu Dongfeng's eyes upon seeing this. Just as he had expected, Shrek Academy had fallen heavily from grace. In terms of high-end power, the academy only actually had two Limit Douluos, and Long Yeyue was already very old, so who knew how much longer she would be around for? Once Long Yeyue passed away, Shrek Academy would be completely at the Spirit Pagoda's mercy.
To his slight surprise, even the two Limit Douluos of the Tang Sect weren't present in this group.
Tang Wulin faced Qiangu Dongfeng with a smile, and asked, "Are you trying to bully our academy into submission, Chairman Qiangu? Do you think there's no one in our academy that can oppose you?"
A cold smile appeared on Qiangu Dongfeng's face. "I've already apologized on behalf of my people, but you owe me an explanation for the excessively forceful measures taken by your academy. Return that divine-grade mecha and pay for all of our damaged mechas, and I'll let things slide. I hear that you're the current Sea God's Pavilion Master, so why don't you make the final verdict?"
Tang Wulin smiled, and countered, "So what if we don't pay up?"
Qiangu Dongfeng's smile became even more pronounced as he replied, "I understand that Shrek Academy is lacking in resources in the wake of its reconstruction. How about this? We were looking to expand the area of our Spirit Academy anyway; I'm willing to take these school buildings of your academy as compensation."
Tang Wulin chuckled, "I'm afraid that won't do. Here's my suggestion: we're all Soul Masters, and when Soul Masters have disagreements, power reigns supreme, so why don't we have a sparring match? We'll have five one-on-one matches to decide this."
Qiangu Dongfeng raised an eyebrow upon hearing this. "I'm naturally not opposed to such an idea, but I can't allow you to set the rules as you please, Sect Master Tang. Five one-on-one matches is nowhere near enough to display the depth of an academy, particularly the past number one academy on the continent, Shrek Academy." He had placed extra emphasis on the word "past" as he spoke.
Tang Wulin asked, "Then how many matches do you think is appropriate?"Previous Chapter Next Chapter