Chapter 1624: Battling the Purgatory Douluo

Yun Ming had cast a massive shadow over the entire Spirit Pagoda, and it was exactly because of this that the Spirit Pagoda had been forced to destroy Shrek Academy at all costs.

He definitely couldn't allow Tang Wulin to become the next Yun Ming!

A hint of killing intent surfaced in Qiangu Dongfeng's eyes, and he was already considering how he was going to target Tang Wulin after crushing Shrek Academy.

Tang Wulin's greatest asset wasn't his power. Instead, it was his heavenly refinement ability. At this rate, all of the most powerful beings of Shrek Academy would most likely attain full suits of four-word battle armor in no more than 10 years.

Divine Blacksmith Zhen Hua was already too old to produce large quantities of divine-grade metals, so Tang Wulin was definitely going to monopolize that market in the future. Unlike Zhen Hua, he wasn't the chairman of the blacksmith association, so he wasn't required to offer his services to other powers. Just like how the Spirit Pagoda was planning to refuse to provide soul spirits to the students and teachers of Shrek Academy, Tang Wulin could refuse to provide the Spirit Pagoda with divine-grade metals.

Seeing as there was no way for him to win over Tang Wulin, he had to destroy this threat as quickly as possible.

Tang Wulin was naturally unaware of what Qiangu Dongfeng was thinking. Even if he were, he wouldn't be fearful in the slightest anyway. He was no longer the fragile little hatching who could perish at any moment; he was already a majestic eagle soaring through the heavens, and it was not going to be easy to target him.

Qiangu Qingfeng retreated slightly, and countless projections erupted out of his Purgatory Halberd to nullify the Fury of the Masses.

Right at this moment, a gentle guzheng tune rang out again.

Tang Wulin's Golden Dragon Roar could only last a short time, but the guzheng could be played continuously. The notes being played by the guzheng were like a series of weapons that were imbued with chilling intent, surging toward Tang Wulin from all sides to affect his mind and actions.

Even though these weren't actual attacks, they were severely debilitating him.

Strangely enough, Yali was standing still on the spot, displaying no intention to involve herself in this match.

As a result, this had become a one-on-two battle.

A hint of fury flashed through Qiangu Qingfeng's eyes as he raised his Purgatory Halberd high up into the air.

He had naturally also noticed that Yali hadn't been doing anything this entire time. Could it be that she was planning to let this Hyper Douluo brat take on both him and his wife?

A burst of purplish-black light erupted from the Purgatory Halberd, illuminating Qiangu Qingfeng's entire body, and another Nether Slash was unleashed, but this one was thrice the size of the previous one.

Tang Wulin had already dragged his soul back into his own body after forcing back his opponent with his Fury of the Masses, but he definitely didn't want to be struck by another Nether Slash.

Furthermore, he could sense that the Frost Symphony Guzheng was very potent against both his mind and his soul, so if his soul were to leave his body again, there was a good chance that it would be immediately frozen by the guzheng.

Thus, he drifted backward and prepared to unleash his Golden Dragon Vibrational Explosion again to escape the opponent's attack, but right at this moment, the tune being played by the guzheng suddenly changed.

The sky became completely clear, and Tang Wulin was suddenly struck by the feeling that the air that was supporting his weight had abruptly vanished, causing him to plummet out of the sky.

This was Xia Zhengleng's fourth soul skill, Vacuum Draw!

The area around Tang Wulin had been instantly transformed into a vacuum, so how was he supposed to stabilize his own body in mid-air? This sudden turn of events completely foiled Tang Wulin's attempt to retreat, and as the Son of Nature, he was able to immediately draw in air to stabilize himself, but it was too late for him to evade the oncoming Nether Slash.

This combination had been executed by Qiangu Qingfeng and Xia Zhengleng on countless occasions, and the timing was absolutely perfect, affording Tang Wulin no chance to evade.

This Nether Slash had been enhanced by Qiangu Qingfeng's third soul skill, Purgatory Rage, and as a result, it was far more powerful than the previous one.

Right at this moment, the air suddenly warped slightly, and time seemed to have paused for an instant before everything was reversed back to a second ago. The Vacuum Draw was yet to be unleashed, while Qiangu Qingfeng had just released his Purgatory Rage, but still hadn't unleashed his Nether Slash yet.

Another thunderous Golden Dragon Roar rang out, stopping Qiangu Qingfeng cold in his tracks, and Xia Zhengleng's Vacuum Draw was also delayed for a split second.

Taking advantage of this split-second of respite, Tang Wulin flapped his golden dragon wings to fly back in retreat.

Through the use of his spiritual domain, he had escaped that dire situation, but there were still chills running down his spine. As expected, Limit Douluos were extremely formidable.

In the next instant, the Nether Slash passed through the spot where he had been just a moment ago, and the Vacuum Draw also erupted in the same area, but it didn't manage to encompass him on this occasion.

"Was that time reversal? Interesting!" Qiangu Qingfeng mused with an intrigued expression.

He had always been an extremely competitive person ever since he was just a child.

Everyone knew that he had been looked down on in the Qiangu Family, but no one was aware of how introverted his personality had been.

Qiangu Dieting had actually treated him quite well, seeing as Qiangu Qingfeng was his eldest son, and even though he hadn't inherited the Coiling Dragon Staff martial soul, the Purgatory Halberd he had inherited from his mother was still quite a powerful martial soul. However, Qiangu Qingfeng didn't accept his father's love as he resented his father for having so many lovers.

He then went on to leave the family due to Qiangu Dongfeng's brilliance, and back when they were children, his aptitude really was far inferior to Qiangu Dongfeng's. It was exactly due to his competitive nature that he was unable to bear the fact that his brother was better than him, thereby leading to his decision to leave the family.

It wasn't that he didn't care about status and his position in the family. Instead, he cared too much.

Only after he met his current wife, Xia Zhengleng, did his personality change, and became a lot more mellow compared to his past competitive self. It was also because of Xia Zhengleng coming into his life that he was able to become a Limit Douluo.

As such, he was extremely caring and loving toward his wife.

After progressing to the Limit Douluo level, Qiangu Qingfeng's competitive nature had become far more restrained. However, old habits were always hard to die, and he couldn't help but compare himself with Tang Wulin at the same age.

As a result, he discovered that he simply couldn't compare with this young man.

Back when he was Tang Wulin's age, he hadn't even reached the Titled Douluo level yet; he couldn't even remember if he had been a Soul Douluo at that point.

How could this young man be this outrageously gifted? No matter how hard he worked, there was no way he would be able to achieve all this without supreme aptitude.

He slowly pointed his Purgatory Halberd toward Tang Wulin, and said, "Let's continue."

Tang Wulin was appraising Qiangu Qingfeng with a very serious expression. Even though he was no longer his former self, his opponent was also far more powerful than the Holy Dragon Douluo.

He had faced quite a few Limit Douluos up to this point, and all of them had their own unique powers and abilities, but one thing they shared was that they were all extremely powerful.

The one that had exerted the most pressure upon him was Infernal King Douluo Harosha. Back when he had faced Harosha, he had been struck by a sense of complete powerlessness. Of course, that was only to be expected as he wasn't even a Titled Douluo at the time.

Now, he was already a Hyper Douluo, and he wanted to see just how much of a disparity there still was between himself and a Limit Douluo.

Yali wasn't watching from the sidelines because she wanted to test Tang Wulin; it was Tang Wulin himself who had proposed that he wanted to stimulate his own latent potential by facing a Limit Douluo.

Throughout his entire cultivation journey, almost all of his major breakthroughs had arrived after extreme pressure had been exerted upon him. 

During these past few months, Tang Wulin had constantly been cultivating while practicing heavenly refinement, and he had consolidated the powers he had gained during his past few breakthroughs, as well as accumulated more power day by day.

Even he could clearly sense that he had made a fundamental improvement, and this was a wonderful feeling, which was why he was so keen to face a truly powerful being following this latest breakthrough.

Tang Wulin slowly raised his Golden Dragon Spear, then stepped forward and charged directly toward Qiangu Qingfeng.

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