Chapter 1666: Arriving at Bright City

Ling Zichen wasn't even in disguise, and in reality, she didn't need one anyway. She had always been a top-secret figure in the Tang Sect, so barely anyone in the outside world knew who she was, so upon her insistence, no disguise was applied to her.

The man accompanying her was naturally none other than Tang Wulin.

Tang Wulin had entered a state of deep meditation for three days in the Sea God's Lake, and following his awakening, he perfected the plan for this operation, and they immediately set off.

The Sea God Legion had already reached the Northsea Legion's location, but it would still take some time to mobilize the army for such a long-distance conquest. All of the resource and personnel mobilization required time to complete, and by the Tang Sect's estimates, it would take two to three months for the federation to be ready.

However, the Tang Sect and Shrek Academy couldn't wait. As long as Eternal Heaven was outside their grasp, it would pose a major threat both to the newly rebuilt Shrek Academy and to the other two continents. Furthermore, the earlier they acted, the more time they would have to make adjustments if and when required.

Thus, they arrived at Bright City using different identities and disguises.

There weren't many people involved; only Shrek’s Seven Monsters, Ling Zichen, Sima Jinchi, and A'Ruheng.

This 10-man team was to carry out the all-important operation.

All of them exited the train station one after another, as if they didn't recognize each other, then departed using different modes of transportation.

Tang Wulin and Ling Zichen got into the same taxi, and the driver's gaze remained fixed up ahead, but he greeted, "Welcome Sect Master."

Tang Wulin nodded in response. "Let's go."

At this point, Ling Zichen had already released his arm. She didn't say anything, but her smile had been replaced by a cold expression.

Tang Wulin had no idea what was going on with her. She had been like this ever since he had awakened from his deep meditation and returned to the academy, and it seemed that their relationship had worsened compared to before.

Tang Wulin didn't know what he had done to offend her, and he didn't dare to ask. In any case, he didn't want to interact much with Ling Zichen anyway, so this suited him just fine. Despite her cold demeanor, Ling Zichen had been very cooperative and had described to everyone on several occasions the technology of Eternal Heaven and the Battle God Hall's defense system.

As was customary in Bright City, traffic jams were frequently encountered, and only after close to an hour did the taxi finally reach a house on the outskirts of the city.

The house was situated only less than 20 kilometers from the Western Mountains, and it had been developed into an affluent area due to the fact that there was a very picturesque lake nearby.

The house they had arrived at was one of the mansions in the wealthy area.

The mansion was designed like a palace with a three-story main building, as well as a multi-purpose secondary building complete with a restaurant, gym, etc.

The entire mansion belonged to the Tang Sect, and within its luxurious exterior were many pieces of the most cutting-edge technology on the current Douluo Continent. There were all types of detection soul tools in the mansion, which could immediately discover any sources of powerful energy that appeared within a radius of 10 kilometers.

Only the high-ranking core of the Tang Sect were aware of this mansion's existence, and it was one of the Tang Sect's research centers in Bright City.

This clearly wasn't the first time that Ling Zichen had been here, and as they entered the mansion, none of the Tang Sect disciples in the mansion recognized Tang Wulin, but they were extremely familiar with her.

The mansion was massive with the main building and secondary building taking up over 3,000 square meters, and there was a rectangular swimming pool in the yard.

Due to the lack of traffic congestion on the outskirts of the city, it would only take half an hour to drive to the Western Mountains from this mansion.

Everyone settled into their assigned rooms, and as the Tang Sect Master, Tang Wulin was naturally living on the highest floor.

From his balcony, Tang Wulin had a clear view of their destination for this trip.

The Western Mountains had once been a strategic location due to its proximity to Bright City, but its strategic importance had waned after the federation had united the continent.

Tang Wulin could actually only see around halfway up the mountain, and even his Purple Demon Eyes couldn't pierce through the clouds and mist. The peak of the tallest mountain in the Western Mountains was situated above the clouds, and there were all types of disruptive soul tools set up on the mountain peak by the Battle God Hall to avoid any pesky spies.

The Central Legion was situated at the foot of that same mountain, and all of the most important facilities of the legion were in the Western Mountains, so the entire place was naturally extremely tightly guarded.

In order to infiltrate such a stronghold, intelligence and luck would be required in addition to power.

Firstly, they had to gain access to the Battle God Hall. Once they made it into the Battle God Hall, the safe harbor rule would prevent the Central Legion from coming after them. Chen Xinjie currently wasn't in the Battle God Hall, so it would undoubtedly be far easier to conquer the 18 levels.

After thinking through the plan again, Tang Wulin's mind gradually began to wander.

What was she doing? Was she still in the Spirit Pagoda? The longer he was separated from her, the more he missed her.

Right at this moment, someone slapped him on the shoulder and jerked him back to reality.

"How are you going to lead everyone when you're so complacent and unalert?" Ling Zichen scoffed with a disdainful expression.

Tang Wulin merely smiled and offered no explanation. If she had posed a threat to him, he would immediately detect her approach.

"You're thinking about a woman, right?" Ling Zichen asked with an intense gaze.

Tang Wulin glanced at her and remained silent.

"What's she like? Why isn't she by your side?" Ling Zichen asked.

Tang Wulin replied, "Don't ask about things you shouldn't ask about."

Ling Zichen placed her hands on her hips, and scoffed, "What kind of answer is that? Are you embarrassed of her?"

Tang Wulin's brows furrowed slightly upon hearing this. "Go back and rest; we're about to set off soon."

"You're no fun to talk to at all!" Ling Zichen turned to storm away, but quickly stopped, and asked, "When are you going to tell me the complete plan? Are you only going to tell everyone right before we set off?"

Tang Wulin answered her questions with one of his own. "Do you know why the others don't ask the same questions as you?"

"Why?" Ling Zichen asked.

Tang Wulin replied, "Because they have absolute trust in me."

Ling Zichen immediately flared up with rage. "I don't have any history with you, so why should I trust you? Are you going to tell me or not? You've been getting on my nerves for a long time!"

Tang Wulin sighed, "I just want some peace and quiet. Can I tell you tomorrow?"

"No, it has to be now!" Ling Zichen was clearly being unreasonable, and even she didn't understand why she was acting like this.

Tang Wulin took a meaningful look at her before replying in a calm manner, "Alright, let me tell you the plan."

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