Chapter 531 - Limit Douluo
An incalculable chain of booms sang through the air as the bloody eyeballs pummeled into the dark gold barrier. When the onslaught ended, however, the barrier remained standing, completely intact.
As suddenly as it had appeared, his tyrannical aura receded and the space around them locked in place. Then the mysterious stranger’s right arm enlarged and morphed into something inhuman as he raised it up. He slashed out with this arm at the malum soul master, unleashing five dark-gold beams that could rend the heavens.
The malum soul master could do nothing except watch in horror, shock, and awe as the man’s arm grew and his slash screamed through the space between them. There was no possible way for her to evade this attack. Just how strong is this man? With no other choice left to her, she pulled the thousands of bloody eyeballs in the air back to her body to form a crude armor and a crimson light appeared on her forehead. Her aura exploded out from the power she gathered and crimson vampiric wings unfurled from her back. Bracing herself, she sliced out with her blood-formed sword and unleashed a torrent of crimson beams.
Booming thundered out and the ground rumbled and groaned as the two titanic attacks clashed. The powerful fluctuations of soul power tore space itself apart.
There was a faint hum in the air, then the woman shot out from the cloud of dust and smoke created by the attacks. She was sent flying backwards for hundreds of meters before crashing into the ground. Five deep gashes marred her battle armor, and without it, she would have been torn to shreds.
“Y-you’re a Limit Douluo?” the woman asked incredulously, her voice trembling. She was a three-word battle armor master and a Hyper Douluo! With her armor equipped, her strength neared that of a Limit Douluo. This man had no armor equipped and still dominated the clash, the only possible explanation was that he was a Limit Douluo! Battle armor allowed one to unleash power comparable to that Limit Douluo. But they would never match up to a true Limit Douluo, who had one foot in the domain of gods, something battle armor could not emulate.
Without any hesitation, the woman abandoned Tang Wulin and dispersed into a cloud of blood, flying off in all directions. A moment later, she was gone without a trace.
The man didn’t bother chasing after her and walked over to Tang Wulin and Gu Yue instead. His right arm returned to its normal size, the sharp blades protruding from his fingers retracting. He stopped in front of Gu Yue, just in time for her to sit up.
“Young Miss,” the man said as he lowered down on one knee and bowed his head.
Gu Yue grunted her acknowledgement as she stood up and walked over to Tang Wulin. She squatted down beside him and gently caressed his cheek. A soft light left her hand and entered his face. The healing brought the swelling in his cheek down rapidly and his face returned to its normal appearance. The man stood stood behind Gu Yue, unyielding and severe, watching indifferently with his topaz eyes.
“Are you wondering why I didn’t let you kill that malum soul master?” Gu Yue asked.
“Yes,” answered the man.
“The enemy of an enemy is a friend. We have to make use of everything we can.” replied Gu Yue. She paused for a moment and then said, “You can go now”, dismissing him with a wave.
“Yes.” The man turned around and slowly walked off into the darkness of the night.
Gu Yue continued to sit beside Tang Wulin, staring blankly at his face for several minutes. Finally, she laid down and nestled herself on his chest.
“Damn it! Those bastards are crazy!” Zhen Hua cursed, face ashen.
Mu Ye rolled his eyes. “The kids are fine, I’ve already examined them. But it seems Heaven Dou City isn’t as secure as we thought. Have you reported this to the Federation yet? You should probably tell Shrek Academy too.”
Zhen Hua nodded, the flames of fury dying down within him.
“They’re really lucky to make it out fine.” Mu Ye commented as he surveyed the area. “It looks like there was an intense battle here. Should’ve only lasted a few attacks, since the surroundings aren’t too damaged. Based on how chaotic the elemental energies in the air still are, two Hyper Douluos must’ve been fighting, at the very least. I’m guessing the malum soul master ran away. Do you think the other guy was someone from Shrek?”
Zhen Hua shook his head. “Shouldn’t be, I already asked and confirmed. When Wulin wakes up, I’ll escort him back to Shrek City myself. It looks like he’s a target for these malum soul masters now too. We can’t let him leave campus as he pleases anymore. He’ll be safe there since no malum soul master would dare attack Shrek, its that guy’s territory.
When Tang Wulin finally came to, he felt himself swaddled in cocoon of warmth. He sat up, still dazed, and felt his face and body for injuries. Then he blinked to clear his eyes and absentmindedly glanced around at the room he was in.
I’m not dead?
His mind snapped into focus. He directed his senses inward and felt the blood coursing through his veins, into his heart which thumped with life, and fresh air filling his lungs. His body was in perfect condition! Relief and joy washed over him. He jumped off his bed and pulled open the curtains on the window. Huh? Am I in the Blacksmith’s Association? He realized he was not just alive, but also safe.
The last thing he remembered before losing consciousness was the malum soul master throwing him to the ground and the growl of a man’s deep voice. He could only guess at what happened after, but this unknown man had probably driven the malum soul master off. Who was he? Did he save us?
While Tang Wulin pondered these questions and many more, Zhen Hua walked in. “Oh, you’re up.” He walked over and clapped Tang Wulin on the back to check on the boy’s health. Wow. This kid’s already as lively as a dragon!
Tang Wulin grinned. “Uncle-master!” After staring death in the face and waking up with more questions than answers, he was overjoyed to see his uncle-master.
Zhen Hua let out a long sigh. “I don’t deserve to be your uncle-master after letting you face so much danger. I never expected those malum soul masters to be so daring.”
“Uncle-master, were you the one who saved us? How’s Gu Yue? Is she okay?”
“She’s fine. She’s resting in another room. And I wasn’t the one who rescued the two of you. By the time we arrived, both of you were unconscious and there wasn’t a trace of that malum soul master. Do you remember what happened?”
Tang Wulin recounted what happened, not missing a single detail.
“Bloodsucking? That malum soul master must be using a blood cultivation method,” Mu Ye said as he walked over.
“Uncle Ye!” Tang Wulin exclaimed. Now that he knew Mu Ye here too, he felt more even more reassured that everything was okay.
“You guys have class today, don’t you?” Zhen Hua asked. “It’s already too late to make it for your morning classes. If you don’t have anything else to take care of here, I’ll escort both of you back to campus.”
Tang Wulin agreed and after grabbing Gu Yue, they were soon off in Zhen Hua’s HAF car.
Sheepishly glancing at Gu Yue, Tang Wulin quietly said, “I’m sorry! It’s my fault you got involved in all that trouble.”
Gu Yue shook her head.
“Are you okay? You don’t have any internal injuries, do you?” Tang Wulin asked.
“I’m fine,” Gu Yue said, shaking her head again.
Tang Wulin wanted to ask more, but Gu Yue placed her hand in his and held it. He didn’t know why, but the sensation of her small, cold hands set his heart at ease. The two continued on in silence.
Meanwhile in the front passenger's seat, Zhen Hua was in a sour mood but didn’t say a word. Tang Wulin could feel his Uncle-Master’s anger in the stuffy air of the car, but they started moving before he could ask anything. The speed of the HAF car astonished Tang Wulin and drove every other thought out of his mind. It flew exceptionally fast, far faster than his mecha. Zhen Hua bypassed all of the checkpoints and flew straight to the campus gates before landing.
“Wulin, take this before you go to class.” Zhen Hua said. handing Tang Wulin a ring.
Tang Wulin found himself enchanted by the ring’s elegant jade-green body that was inset with a silver gem. The craftsmanship of it was art. A refreshing aura of vitality lingered around it as well. He tested it and found that it fit well on his left pinky finger. “Uncle-master, this is…”Previous Chapter Next Chapter
Evil soul masters are now malum soul masters. Evil was kinda tacky.