Chapter 1641: Concerted Efforts, Eternal Guardianship

The other members of Shrek’s Seven Monsters also had tears swimming in their eyes.

Ever since the Shrek City bombing, they had become akin to orphaned children, and everything they had done since then was for the joint goal of rebuilding their home. In order to fulfill this wish as quickly as possible, they had been working tirelessly, and now that Shrek Academy had finally re-established itself, they were all overcome with emotion.

After a long while, Tang Wulin finally managed to collect himself before turning back around. "Thank you, Elder Long, and thank you to everyone else as well. This rebuild is a product of our concerted efforts, and I'm going to dedicate the rest of my life to bettering the academy and protecting its title as the number one academy on the continent. Through our neutral Shrek Academy, I want to put an end to all wars and spread peace to all of the continents."

Long Yeyue chimed in, "Well said! This is the core purpose behind the existence of Shrek Academy. The academy has been striving toward this dream for over 20,000 years. Technological advancements are constantly destroying the continent's natural environment, resulting in resource shortages, and the weakening of the ancient Golden Tree. We need to do everything in our power to change all of this so that the Douluo Continent can flourish again. In order to accomplish this, we have to be sufficiently powerful ourselves so we can actually make a substantial change.

"The destruction of the ancient Golden Tree was a terrifying disaster for the entire continent, but very few people were aware of this. The environment on the Douluo Continent is becoming less and less hospitable, and if humans continue to take and take from the continent without exercising restraint, the destruction of the continent will be the ultimate outcome."

Tang Wulin nodded in agreement upon hearing this. He had already devised a plan: once Shrek Academy truly re-established itself, his main priority was going to be to revitalize the tree of life so that it could better the continent's environment as much as possible. The ecosystem on a continent directly contributed to the level of life energy on that continent, and if the ecosystem were constantly being destroyed, the continent would inevitably be headed toward destruction. All of the damage that humans had inflicted upon the planet would be reciprocated upon the human race by the entire plane in the form of disasters.

As the Son of Nature and the one who was blessed by the plane, Tang Wulin was well aware of this through his understanding of planar laws.

As such, he had to dedicate all of his efforts to change as much of this as possible.

Shrek Academy was steadily becoming more and more powerful, and once it established a solid foundation, it had to return to the political sphere. Shrek Academy had once been the leader of the federal government's neutral faction, and it had to reclaim that position; only then would it be able to exert its influence to alter the current situation.

In the past, Shrek Academy rarely made any statements in the federal parliament, but now, it was time for Shrek Academy to make its voice heard.

The banquet lasted deep into the night, and after everyone departed, Tang Wulin returned to his room on the top floor of the main school building.

His forging workshop and living quarters were all situated here, and he very rarely left this place.

The slight effects from the alcohol he had ingested during the banquet had already faded. With his current physical condition, his powerful blood essence would be able to easily wipe away the effects of alcohol even if he didn't actively do anything.

He quickly entered a state of meditation, and his soul power flowed naturally within his body as faint golden light began to surface on his skin.

If one were to look closely, they would discover that there were faint patterns within the golden light, and that there was a layer of rainbow light outside of it.

In that instant, it was as if he had already become one with this entire world and become a part of the plane.

Not only had he been producing heavenly refined metals through his daily forging, he had also been refining his own body using the elemental tribulations, and he had already reached full mastery of his congenital secret method, as well as combined it as one with his Golden Dragon King bloodline. This allowed him to attain a powerful body that even Limit Douluos couldn't obtain. Otherwise, he wouldn't have dared to take Qiangu Dieting's staff strike head-on.

That staff strike from Qiangu Dieting had allowed Tang Wulin to experience what extreme explosive power was like.

He discovered that even though Qiangu Dieting was far inferior to himself when it came to pure strength, he was able to use his own soul power and planar power to destroy planar laws, thereby unleashing extremely fearsome explosive power.

The operative word here was "explosive"!

Even without the treatment from the tree of life, Tang Wulin would've still been able to recover after some time. After breaking his 14th Golden Dragon King seal, his regenerative abilities had been elevated once again, and this was also why he could engage in heavenly refinement every day without any inhibitions.

The second soul core in his brain was gradually taking shape, and in contrast with the soul core in his dantian, this one was in the shape of a miniature golden dragon. 

In the beginning, it had been a normal soul core, but as time passed, Tang Wulin was surprised to discover that the soul core had shattered like an egg, and a miniature golden dragon had emerged. Furthermore, it wasn't a stationary entity. Instead, it was constantly roaming around, and he could sense that it had some type of resonance with his final four Golden Dragon King seals.

With these two soul cores and his dragon core, Tang Wulin had undergone a fundamental transformation.

Through the elemental tribulations that he was constantly transcending, he was able to integrate all of his abilities, as well as his three cores.

During these past few months, Tang Wulin had been working hard to consolidate his newfound powers as a Hyper Douluo.

Ever since he had become a Titled Douluo, he discovered that his cultivation had become easier than before.

This was because his body had a higher level of harmony with the entire plane, and the natural energies that normal Titled Douluos would find very difficult to draw upon during their cultivation would naturally come to him for his absorption.

Furthermore, the rate at which this was happening was becoming faster and faster!

Was this a good thing? At face value, constant acceleration in one's rate of cultivation was, of course, a fantastic thing!

However, following that battle against the demonic plane, Tang Wulin had figured out that acceleration of his rate of cultivation progression would undoubtedly make him more powerful more quickly, but it also posed more of a threat to his remaining Golden Dragon King seals. It was clear that this rate of progress was very abnormal, and it could well be influenced by the soul of the Golden Dragon King that was lurking in the 18th seal.

That concealed soul of the Golden Dragon King had attempted to crush his will and control him on more than one occasion.

As such, Tang Wulin had chosen to do something very conservative, which was to actively slow down his own rate of progression.

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