There were many questions left unanswered, but all of the media outlets had received benefits from the Spirit Pagoda, so they couldn't openly denounce the Spirit Pagoda. After a brief silence, all of the hosts could only deliver an ambiguous conclusion to conceal the Spirit Pagoda's moral defeat.
"Those bastards!" Qiangu Dieting was furious as he flew back toward the Spirit Pagoda. Even though he was already an old man, his temper hadn't become any more mellow with age.
A wry smile appeared on Qiangu Dongfeng's face. "I don't understand how Shrek Academy was able to recruit these three Limit Douluos in such a short time. It's my fault for not detecting this sooner; I'll conduct an investigation right away."
Qiangu Dieting replied in an enraged voice, "What's the point? We've already completely embarrassed ourselves! The fact that Shrek Academy was able to recruit these people indicates that the rumors about Tang Wulin being a Divine Blacksmith are most likely true. We have to get rid of him as soon as possible. Otherwise, Shrek Academy will return to its former glory in no time!"
Shrek Academy's five Limit Douluos piled immense pressure on the Spirit Pagoda, and they could no longer go ahead with their original plan of refusing to sell soul spirits to Shrek Academy as doing so could incur the wrath of the five Limit Douluos.
The Spirit Pagoda was the number one association on the continent and possessed a vast wealth of resources, but even a superpower of this caliber couldn't withstand an attack from five Limit Douluos! In the face of Shrek Academy's overwhelming power, they didn't dare to do anything, and that was what frustrated Qiangu Dieting the most.
Qiangu Dongfeng's brows were tightly furrowed as he said, "Don't be too concerned, Father; I'll launch an investigation into the matter first. Our promotion has already achieved its intended effect, and we've enrolled more students than Shrek Academy has; that's the most important thing. We can continue to compete with them for students in the next few years, and I'm sure our Spirit Academy won't be inferior to Shrek Academy. Eventually, we'll be able to supercede them as the number one academy on the continent."
Qiangu Dieting took a cold glance at him, and said, "Find out who those three Limit Douluos are first."
After that, he quickly stormed away.
Qiangu Dongfeng heaved an internal sigh. He knew that his father had to be very displeased with his performance.
Qiangu Qingfeng didn't even bother to say anything to his brother before he departed with his wife. His wife had been severely wounded, and he wasn't even able to avenge her, so he was even more displeased.
Only Leng Yaozhu lingered beside Qiangu Dongfeng, and sighed, "Tang Wulin really is a force to be reckoned with."
Qiangu Dongfeng turned to her, and said, "If Nana hadn't been in seclusion today, the outcome may have been different. Has Nana told you when she can progress to the Limit Douluo level?"
Leng Yaozhu replied, "That's not something that can be hurried. The fact that Nana has reached this level at such a young age has already far exceeded our expectations."
Qiangu Dongfeng sighed, "I don't want to rush her, either; it's just that Nana is the only one in the younger generation capable of matching Tang Wulin. Thankfully..."
"Thankfully what?" Leng Yaozhu asked.
Qiangu Dongfeng smiled as he thought of that one piece of good news, and his mood was finally lifted slightly. Thankfully, Gu Yuena was already family. Otherwise, if she still had ties with Tang Wulin, that would be truly damning to the Spirit Pagoda.
"Keep raising the benefits offered to the students; I'm sure we'll be able to enroll the best students as long as we're willing to offer sufficient benefits," Qiangu Dongfeng instructed. Even though Spirit Academy had suffered a moral defeat during that clash, it still had to win the enrollment battle.
The Shrek Academy camp landed on the ground, and Tang Wulin heaved an internal sigh of relief as he looked on at everyone's departing figures. Everything had gone according to plan.
The reason he had chosen not to insist on that final seven-on-seven match was because Shrek Academy's rebuild had only recently commenced, and the defense system wasn't complete yet, so he didn't want to risk damaging the academy. Furthermore, he was concerned that if he were to back the Spirit Pagoda into a corner, they would do something drastic that would potentially risk the safety of the parents and students down below.
Even though the battle hadn't gone ahead, the Spirit Pagoda had been forced into retreat, and the power of Shrek Academy was displayed for all to see, thereby bolstering the confidence of the registrants at Shrek Academy.
The existence of the five Limit Douluos had resolved many of the issues that had plagued Shrek Academy, and the power displayed by Shrek’s Seven Monsters was a clear testament to Shrek Academy's ability to produce powerful Soul Masters. This was a ploy that they had painstakingly prepared, and there wasn't even any need for them to say or do anything now; all of the parents were already rushing over with their children to register at Shrek Academy.
Following this clash, the rebuilt Shrek Academy had truly reestablished itself, and now, all that was left was the enrolment process. The future of the academy was going to hinge on the quality of the new students, particularly this first batch of students.
"Are you alright, Wulin?" Yuanen Zhentian asked in a concerned manner.
Tang Wulin smiled, and replied, "I'm fine. Having said that, Qiangu Dieting really is incredibly powerful; that attack from him really did leave me in very bad condition."
Yali turned to Yuanen Zhentian with a smile, and said, "Rest assured, I'm his mother, and even I'm not worried, so he's definitely fine."
She turned to Tang Wulin as she spoke, and the two of them exchanged a knowing smile.
At this moment, the hideous middle-aged man also approached Tang Wulin before appraising him with a perplexed expression. "How is this possible? I clearly sensed that you had been severely injured back then! Your recovery abilities are insane! No, this is definitely not possible; are you hiding some internal injuries?"
Tang Wulin shook his head with a wry smile. "Don't worry, I'm fine."
Tang Wulin had very mixed feelings about this man, and he wasn't included in the original plan, either. In fact, he had only arrived at Shrek Academy not long ago.
"Pavilion Master, there's someone here to see you." Tang Wulin had just completed his daily forging and was about to go and have some dinner, when Yang Nianxia, who was now an outer court teacher, suddenly approached him.
Yang Nianxia was once one of Shrek Academy's most outstanding students, and if it weren't for the current Shrek's Seven Monsters, Yang Nianxia, Wu Siduo, and the others would've definitely been the top students of this class.
They had always been cultivating with Tang Wulin as their target, but Tang Wulin was simply progressing far too quickly, and the gap between them was only continuing to widen.
The one with the most advanced cultivation rank among them was Wu Siduo, who was already a Soul Douluo, and Yang Nianxia was at rank 79 soul power, only one step away from reaching the same level.
At their age, they could already be considered to be exceptional cultivation prodigies, but just the mere thought of Tang Wulin would immediately dash their confidence.
Xu Yucheng and Luo Guixing were also close to the Soul Douluo level, while Zheng Yiran had come from behind to become a Soul Douluo just a few days ago.
Their class was all grown up now, and in the rebuilt Shrek Academy, all of them had become outer court teachers out of necessity due to the lack of teaching staff.Previous Chapter Next Chapter