Da Mo was already feeling very frustrated to have been stalled by a Soul Douluo for this long. There were so many media journalists down below, and he was already a seasoned Hyper Douluo; allowing this to drag on any longer would be far too embarrassing for him!
Thus, in the face of Xu Lizhi's forward charge, he didn't take any evasive measures as doing so would only exacerbate his humiliation.
He lowered his center of gravity and rammed his shoulder directly toward Xu Lizhi's chest. At the same time, his soul power quickly flowed into his fists, and as soon as the clash took place, he would unleash a torrential storm of ferocious attacks to crush this little fatso.
The suction power being released by Xu Lizhi was extremely powerful, and Da Mo was also rushing toward him, so the two almost instantly crashed into one another.
As expected, Da Mo's shoulder crashed heavily into Xu Lizhi's chest, and in that instant, he could even sense Xu Lizhi's flabby flesh tremor from the force of the impact. However, through these tremors, Xu Lizhi was able to nullify most of the impact.
Furthermore, his four-word battle armor's defensive prowess was definitely extremely formidable.
Even Da Mo was only a three-word battle armor master, and he had always dreamed of owning a suit of four-word battle armor, so he was actually very envious toward Xu Lizhi.
In their generation, it was unheard of for someone to own pieces of four-word battle armor at such a young age.
This clash allowed him to get a better sense of just how resolute Xu Lizhi's four-word battle armor was, and he instantly understood that a major factor behind Xu Lizhi's ability to match his strength was his four-word battle armor.
All of these thoughts flashed through his mind in an instant, but in the next instant, he immediately realized that something was wrong.
Not only had Xu Lizhi not been sent flying by his shoulder charge, the suction force that Xu Lizhi was releasing had caused them to adhere tightly to one another. In fact, Da Mo was even struck by the feeling that something had grabbed onto his shoulder.
As he looked down, he was stunned to discover that Xu Lizhi's breastplate had caved in, and that caved-in section was locked tightly onto his shoulder like a suction plate.
He immediately realized that he had forgotten about the living nature of divine-grade metals.
In reality, Da Mo couldn't be blamed for this. Barely anyone had ever come into contact with divine-grade metals, and the properties of divine-grade metals were only described through rumors. In addition to that, Xu Lizhi was only a Soul Douluo, so Da Mo had been quite complacent from the beginning, and as a result, he completely forgot that divine-grade metals were living and intelligent entities.
Right as Xu Lizhi's breastplate locked around Da Mo's shoulders, he also threw his arms around Da Mo, locking him in a tight embrace before he had a chance to react.
What was he trying to do?
In the next instant, Xu Lizhi provided the answer to that question. His seventh soul ring suddenly lit up, and dazzling purple light erupted from his four-word battle armor.
The entire sky was illuminated purple, and immediately thereafter, a giant steamer that with a diameter in excess of 10 meters appeared in front of everyone's eyes.
This was Xu Lizhi's Steamer True Body, and both Xu Lizhi and Da Mo had disappeared; the giant steamer was the only thing hanging in the sky.
All of a sudden, a string of deafening explosions erupted within the steamer.
The steamer was Xu Lizhi's martial soul true body, but where was Da Mo? There was clearly only one answer: he was being cooked in the steamer...
All of the people from the Spirit Pagoda were completely dumbstruck. They had thought that this was a guaranteed victory; who could've envisioned such a turn of events?
Even Qiangu Dongfeng was stunned by this farcical sight.
This was a downright ridiculous scenario!
The Spirit Pagoda had already gathered information about Xu Lizhi, but they had completely disregarded him as a non-factor in this plot to target Shrek Academy.
It had always been thought that Xu Lizhi was the least threatening member of Shrek’s Seven Monsters, but what was going on here?
Having said that, he wasn't the only one with a martial soul true body; Da Mo also had one! Even if this were a true steamer, surely it couldn't cook Da Mo alive!
There was no way that Da Mo would lose to a food system Soul Master!
Qiangu Dongfeng was consoling himself with all his might.
However, the explosions within the steamer were only becoming louder and louder, and clouds of purple smoke were billowing out like steam. The purple smoke seemed to be able to keep out spiritual power, and Qiangu Dongfeng was already unable to sense Da Mo's aura anymore.
Even Lan Muzi and Tang Yinmeng were completely astonished by what they were seeing, let alone their opponents.
This had been a considerably fast match; the two of them had only clashed a few times before this farcical scenario eventuated.
Everyone immediately turned their eyes toward Tang Wulin in unison.
Who could've given Yuanen Yehui and Xu Lizhi their four-word battle armor? There was only a single person capable of doing that.
Even though he still hadn't participated in this match, he was heavily influencing everything with his abilities.
He was still very young, but his maturity completely belied his age, and he wasn't the most powerful being of Shrek Academy, but he was the core of the entire academy.
"Pavilion Master!" Lan Muzi turned to Tang Wulin with a smile.
"Pavilion Master!" Tang Yinmeng also called out with a meaningful smile.
A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "I know, I know, you'll all get yours at some point as well."
Regardless of how easygoing and unambitious this couple were, four-word battle armor was simply far too tempting. At this moment, both of them were very thankful that a Divine Blacksmith had emerged in Shrek Academy.
Even during its heyday prior to the bombing, Shrek Academy had never had a Divine Blacksmith among its ranks.
In his heart, Tang Wulin knew that Xu Lizhi had made it to this point not because of his newly attained four-word battle armor. Instead, it was due to his effort and hard work.
Xu Lizhi had always had very low self-esteem, and that was even further exacerbated after he entered a relationship with Ye Xinglan. He had always liked Ye Xinglan, and it was exactly because of this that he knew just how powerful Ye Xinglan was.
In his mind, his powers and appearance were both far too lackluster for him to be a match for Ye Xinglan. As such, he had to work even harder.
His appearance was god-given and beyond his control, and he couldn't even control his own weight due to the special nature of his martial soul. However, he could strive to become more powerful.
Back on the demonic island, he had immersed himself in the excruciating agony brought on by the destructive power.
As a result, he had benefited the most from that experience and begun to find his own path.
He didn't want to be a pure support system Soul Master; he wanted to be able to participate in battles as well.
In the face of powerful enemies, he wanted to fight alongside his friends, and he wanted to be able to protect Ye Xinglan in her hour of need.Previous Chapter Next Chapter