It had been quite some time since he had become a Hyper Douluo, and if he had allowed himself to progress as normal, he would very likely have already reached rank 96 or even 97 in soul power.
However, he had restricted himself to rank 95 and didn't allow himself to make easy progress. He was choosing to build a stronger foundation instead. At the same time, he was directing the planar power under his control into the remaining four seals to make them more stable.
In a sense, planar power was already very similar to godly power. The seals had been constructed from Tang San's godly power, and as such, he was able to stabilize those seals to a certain extent with planar power.
All of his soul power that he gained was intentionally compressed by him, then restricted by the Ice God's heart that Gu Yuena had given him so that he could condense it within his dragon core, thereby preventing it from enhancing his cultivation.
Aside from stabilizing his Golden Dragon King seals, there was another benefit to doing this, which was that if there ever came a time when he wanted to elevate his own cultivation rank at all costs, he could give himself a massive boost in a very short time.
He didn't know exactly how much this condensed soul power would enhance him, but in his own opinion, he felt that this was the right way to go.
The faint rainbow light gradually brightened to illuminate the entire room. These were the purest of elements drawn to him by planar power, and they were baptizing his entire body.
The elemental energy gradually became more and more viscous, and soon, it was revolving around him like a substantial object...
The next morning.
"Bong, bong, bong, bong, bong, bong, bong, bong, bong!" Nine melodious tolls of a bell rang out within Shrek Academy, and the sound was audible around the entire Sea God's Lake.
This was the sound for assembly, and in the tradition of Shrek Academy, only when all teachers and students were required to assemble would there be nine bell chimes, indicating that there was something very important to be announced.
On this day, the nine tolls of the bell signified the imminent commencement of the academy's opening ceremony.
All 117 students of the outer court were quickly brought to the spacious plaza of the academy by their respective homeroom teachers.
Compared to the assembly of all six year levels during Shrek Academy's heyday, this wasn't anything remarkable. In fact, the 117 students left the spacious plaza looking rather empty.
However, this heralded a new beginning for Shrek Academy; a new journey to glory!
Directly in front of the plaza was a wide platform, at the very center of which stood Tang Wulin, the other members of Shrek’s Seven Monsters, Outer Court Principal Wu Zhangkong, and the other teachers of the outer court.
Tang Wulin was very pleased with the fervent looks he could see in the eyes of all of the students.
He had actually been the first person to experience the illusion created in the Seven Saint Paradise, and despite how busy he was, he still watched it five times.
In the illusion, he saw his parents in their youth, and on the first time, he had even burst into tears.
In that instant, all of the discontent he had harbored toward the seven old demons completely vanished.
His father was still so ordinary-looking at the time, while his mother was as beautiful as ever, and those images had left him with a series of beautiful memories. He wanted to keep reliving that illusion over and over again, but he simply had too many things that he had to do.
All of these new students had undoubtedly all experienced those memories as well, and through them, they had witnessed the rise and tradition of Shrek Academy.
Regardless of how wealthy the Spirit Pagoda became, it was founded 10,000 years too late, and it didn't have the seniors that Shrek Academy did, who had made significant contributions to the entire continent.
The crown jewel of Shrek Academy was the first generation of Shrek’s Seven Monsters, who had essentially saved the entire Soul Master world. Otherwise, if the Spirit Hall had succeeded in its goal of world domination, no one knew what the continent would be like today.
The founders of the Tang Sect and the first generation of Shrek Seven Monsters were all legendary heroes, and these children in their early teens were easiest to inspire with such legendary tales.
All of them were complete blank slates, and it was up to Shrek Academy to inscribe its teachings upon those blank slates. The illusion presented to them by the Seven Saint Paradise was a lesson in ideology and moral character, and it had worked far better than expected.
The 117 students had been split up into four classes, with 29 each in three classes, while the final class had 30 students.
The four homeroom teachers were people Tang Wulin was very familiar with: they were Luo Guixing, Wu Siduo, Xu Yucheng, and Yang Nianxia.
Aside from Zheng Yiran, who was currently dedicating herself solely to researching toxins, the other four had all been instated as homeroom teachers.
At this moment, they were standing at the front of their respective classes, looking up at Tang Wulin and everyone else.
A reminiscent look appeared in Tang Wulin's eyes at the sight of all of these students.
Over a decade ago, he had been in the same position as these children, filled with fervent yearning for the new school term to begin so that he could become a student of Shrek Academy. Now, he was standing on the platform and had become the leader of Shrek Academy.
"Hello everyone, I am Wu Zhangkong, the outer court principal of Shrek Academy," Wu Zhangkong said, "From this day forth, all of you are students of Shrek Academy. Perhaps you've heard that our academy was attacked a few years ago, and even to this day, we still haven't recovered from the grief inflicted upon us by that disaster. However, all of you should be even more aware of Shrek Academy's tradition as the number one academy on the continent. The rebuilt Shrek Academy is no different from Shrek Academy of the past; we still have very strict requirements, if you can't fulfill those requirements, then you'll be asked to leave. Shrek Academy only nurtures monsters, not ordinary people, and your mission is to make sure that you always remain a monster."
Wu Zhangkong's expression was still very cold, just as it had been over 10 years ago. However, Tang Wulin was struck by the urge to laugh as this was the first time he had heard Wu Zhangkong say so much in one go.
The cold and forbidding Teacher Wu had become the authoritative Principal Wu, but the one thing that remained the same was that he was still Tang Wulin's idol.
After delivering his address, Wu Zhangkong passed the figurative microphone to Tang Wulin. "Next, please welcome the Sea God's Pavilion Master, Dragon Emperor Douluo Tang Wulin, to deliver his address."
Wu Zhangkong took a step back, while Tang Wulin stepped forward, and he looked down at the excited children below the stage as he said, "Martial souls are blessings bestowed upon us by the Douluo Continent, and there are countless types. Even ordinary people can benefit from martial souls. If your martial soul is a hoe, you'll be a better farmer than others; if your martial soul is an ax, you'll be a better lumberjack than others. However, all of us are especially blessed as we possess both martial souls and soul power, thereby allowing us to become Soul Masters."Previous Chapter Next Chapter