By his calculations, his lifespan would be extended by at least 30 years if he were to stay and cultivate at Shrek Academy for the rest of his life.
What could be more alluring than this? Through its will, the tree of life had told him that any member of his family would have the right to cultivate beside it once they reached the Limit Douluo level.
Why was it that Long Yeyue had dared to return to her youthful appearance? It was because she didn't have to worry about the life force that she had to expend to keep up this appearance.
The tree of life had always been, and still remained the true core of Shrek Academy.
This was why Yuanen Zhentian and the entire Yuanen Family had become extremely loyal to Shrek Academy.
Back when Yuanen Zhentian had first decided to move the family, there had been many dissenting voices, but once they arrived and received the resources offered to them by Shrek Academy, all of those voices had turned into one of unanimous support for their family leader's wise decision. In this environment, the Yuanen Family was definitely heading toward a brighter future. After all, the Yuanen Family was currently the most powerful family of Shrek Academy!
Yuanen Yehui was the future of their family, and she was already a member of the Sea God's Pavilion. The fact that their family had two members in the Sea God's Pavilion was sufficient testament to just how important they were to Shrek Academy.
As a result, the Yuanen Family had already completely integrated itself into Shrek Academy, and both Long Yeyue and Yali had fully approved of this.
Outstanding teachers were what Shrek Academy currently lacked the most, and there certainly weren't many hidden families that possessed two Limit Douluos like the Yuanen Family.
As such, it was truly a blessing for Shrek Academy to have been able to recruit them.
In addition to those two Limit Douluos, the Yuanen Family also possessed many Titled Douluos, and they all had the exceptional Titan Giant Ape martial soul.
As such, the Yuanen Family had truly become a pillar of Shrek Academy.
Furthermore, even though the Yuanen Family was very powerful, it wasn't powerful enough to dominate Shrek Academy. Shrek Academy still had Long Yeyue and Yali, as well as the current Shrek’s Seven Monsters, which were all developing rapidly, so they were still clearly superior to the Yuanen Family in terms of overall power.
In addition to that, the fact that Yuanen Yehui was a member of both sides allowed them to establish a relationship of absolute trust, and that wasn't even taking into account the influence of Er Ming.
Thus, the Yuanen Family was quickly accepted by the entire Shrek Academy. Aside from Yuanen Zhentian, who wasn't going to be actively teaching due to his age, even Yuanen Tiandang was currently a true teacher of Shrek Academy.
Yuanen Tianshang was also teaching in the outer court, and after coming to Shrek Academy, he had gradually become a lot more extroverted and optimistic.
Qiangu Dieting's domineering aura had become slightly stagnant. Even though Shrek Academy was missing a person in this clash, the difficulty of securing victory only seemed to have increased.
At their level, the most important skill to have was to be able to quickly assess situations and make decisions.
What if someone were to be severely injured during this clash?
Generally speaking, it was quite difficult for Limit Douluos to be injured, but it was an entirely different story if their opponents were also Limit Douluos.
Furthermore, Shrek Academy and the Spirit Pagoda were sworn enemies, and it was clear from Long Yeyue's expression that she wasn't treating this as nothing more than a simple match.
Qiangu Dieting turned to Qiangu Dongfeng, and both of them could see their own hesitation mirrored in one another's eyes. If they were to surrender here, then their enrolment would definitely be impacted, and their plan to target Shrek Academy would also be completely foiled.
Right at this moment, a thunderous dragon's roar rang out, and a beam of golden light instantly rose up into the air.
Tang Wulin had returned in his suit of golden armor with his Golden Dragon Spear in his hand, to Qiangu Dieting's astonishment, not only did Tang Wulin appear to be completely uninjured, his aura had become even more powerful than before.
How was this possible?
He had clearly sensed that countless bones had been shattered in Tang Wulin's body! How had he managed to make a complete recovery so quickly?
Tang Wulin rose up into the air in his Dragon Moon Song battle armor, and his aura had spiked drastically.
The Golden Blood Dragon domain halo appeared beneath his feet, encompassing the seven Shrek Academy representatives, and all of their auras began to rapidly elevate as well.
"Hold on!" Qiangu Dongfeng suddenly yelled.
Tang Wulin turned to him, and asked, "Is there something you'd like to say, Chairman Qiangu?"
Qiangu Dongfeng arrived beside his father with a dark expression, and replied, "I didn't think that Shrek Academy would have so many Limit Douluos. With so many Limit Douluos clashing at once, I'm concerned that spatial turbulence or elemental storms could arise, and that could impact the people down below, which is something I'm sure none of us want to see. How about we stop here for today? Return our divine-grade mecha, and we'll repair the rest of the mechas ourselves; what do you think, Sect Master Tang?"
Tang Wulin raised an eyebrow, and countered, "You came here to pick a fight, now you're saying you don't want to fight; why do we have to listen to you? I don't think spatial turbulence will arise, and our Shrek Academy's defense system is more than capable of handling elemental storms."
Qiangu Dongfeng's expression darkened even further upon hearing this. "So you're determined to fight?"
Tang Wulin smiled, and replied, "Like I said, you're the one who picked the fight. The airspace of Shrek Academy is not to be encroached upon; this rule has existed for over 20,000 years. We've already done you a favor by sparing that man's life, yet you're asking for his divine-grade mecha to be returned as well?"
Qiangu Dongfeng was furious to hear this. The repair cost of the other mechas was still manageable, but a divine-grade mecha was certainly not easy to replace.
It couldn't compare with a suit of four-word battle armor, but it was definitely far more precious than a suit of three-word battle armor.
The mecha pilot association had turned up in support of the Spirit Pagoda, so the Spirit Pagoda would undoubtedly have to incur the cost of this divine-grade mecha.
Tang Wulin's return was like the final straw that broke the camel's back. With five Limit Douluos on Shrek Academy's side, there was no way that the Spirit Pagoda would be able to secure victory in this seven-on-seven match.
If they were to lose, not only would Spirit Academy be thoroughly embarrassed, the reputation of the Spirit Pagoda would also receive a heavy blow, and that was absolutely unacceptable to him.
"Alright, we'll stop here for today. Farewell!" Qiangu Dongfeng cupped his fist in a salute toward Tang Wulin, then immediately departed in a decisive manner.
Qiangu Dieting was the most powerful being among them, but Qiangu Dongfeng was still the current Spirit Pagoda Chairman, and everyone immediately followed his instructions.
A faint smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face as he looked on at the departing Spirit Pagoda entourage.
It was over? The fight didn't happen?
All of the journalists were completely rooted to the spot. They had just promoted this clash through all of their promotional avenues, yet it wasn't even going to take place now!
The only noteworthy thing that had happened was that Tang Wulin had been slammed out of the sky by a staff strike, but now, the Spirit Pagoda was scurrying away with its tail between its legs, and it was even leaving behind the divine-grade mecha.
It was quite apparent to everyone that the Spirit Pagoda had conceded. They were at a clear disadvantage in terms of overall power, so they had chosen to retreat.
While it was a testament to Qiangu Dongfeng's character that he wasn't influenced by the heat of the moment to engage in a battle they had no chance of winning, the fact of the matter was that the Spirit Pagoda had retreated.
They hadn't verbally conceded, but this was really no different.
What was even more astonishing to everyone was the power being displayed by Shrek Academy.
The academy had only recently commenced its rebuild, yet it already had five Limit Douluos among its ranks!
Furthermore, everyone knew that Shrek Academy and the Spirit Pagoda were sworn enemies, so why was it that Shrek Academy hadn't insisted on going ahead with this battle even though they clearly held the absolute advantage?Previous Chapter Next Chapter