Chapter 614 - The Battle Hall's Mission
“Good. We have enough people now,” the black-class agent said, then raised his right hand and pressed the button on his black badge. The distress signal immediately cut out.
He’s the one who sent the call for help? Tang Wulin’s eyes went wide. Wait. It wasn’t a distress signal. It was a summons! So it’s used like that too.
Tang Wulin had rushed over in a hurry since this was his first time participating in a Battle Hall mission, and on the continent of Star Luo, no less. What did he gather all of us here for?
In truth, there was a special system in place at the Tang Sect in Shrek Academy that blocked Tang Wulin’s badge from receiving any of these distress signals. This was due to his status as a Shrek Academy student and his tremendous potential. It was better to avoid putting him in the harm’s way before he graduated as a one-word battle armor master.
However, due to the independent systems between Tang Sect branches, the local one’s signal still went through to Tang Wulin’s badge. As a result, he would participate in his first mission as a Battle Hall agent today.
Now that he was here, he decided to make the best of it and participate in the mission. In any case, since they were all in identical uniforms, no one would be able to identify him.
The black-class agent said, “We’ve received reliable intel that the Green Skull Renegades are planning an attack on Star Luo City tonight. We’ve already discovered and verified their site of attack, but we don’t know where their base of operations is yet. All we can do is prepare at the targeted site. I will be leading this squadron out to intercept them. Everyone, prepare for battle.”
“The Green Skull Renegades are extremely vicious. In order to minimize civilian casualties, you are all permitted to kill them on sight. Before we begin the mission, confirm your identities.”
Confirm our identities? How do I do that? Tang Wulin was at a loss. But soon after, he saw the other agents raise their badges. He motioned to do the same, holding his white-class agent badge high.
The black-class agent’s badge was much larger than Tang Wulin’s. It seemed to have additional functionality built into the device. A black light shot out from the black badge and into the white badges of the gathered agents. In response, the badges lit up in several colors like a starry expanse. Among them were four purple lights, shining brighter than the rest, and twelve yellow lights. The rest were all white.
Not counting the black-class agent, there were thirty agents gathered at the moment. Four were purple-class, twelve were yellow-class, and the remaining fourteen white-class. According to the rules of the Battle Hall, black-class agents had to be at least a three-word battle armor master, purple-class had to be two-word battle armor masters, yellow-class were one-word battle armor masters, and white-class agents needed at least four soul rings, one piece of battle armor, and the potential to become a two-word battle armor master or higher. In other words, currently, there was one three-word battle armor master, four two-word battle armor masters, and twelve one-word battle armor masters gathered here.
In the minutes that had gone by since the badge released its signal, so many powerful people had gathered. Tang Wulin couldn’t help but be in awe of the Tang Sect’s strength on Star Luo.
“Let’s depart. We will figure out the details of the plan on the way there.” The black-class agent opened a sliding door with a wave of his hand and set out, the rest of the agents following in silence.
Beyond the door was an elevator that they rode down to an unknown depth. Clueless as he was, Tang Wulin simply followed obediently.
Soon, they found themselves before three identical soul busses, each with tinted windows that obscured the interiors from outside view.
Tang Wulin followed the agents and boarded a bus. There was a single purple-class agent on his bus while the rest were white-class agents.
Once everyone was on board, the purple-class agent, distributed a small packet to everyone and said, “Put this communication device in your ears. Maintain contact at all times. You’ll also find your assigned number for this mission in the packet. Your mission is to prevent any Green Skull Renegades from escaping the area. Furthermore, be prepared to receive new commands at any moment. You’ll also find a digital map showing which areas you are responsible for. If you need assistance, report your serial number and situation.”
“This time the Green Skull Renegades will definitely use soul bombs for their attack, so the danger level is high. Be on your guard. If you find a bomb, report it immediately and we’ll dispatch agents specialized in bomb defusal. Unless you’re absolutely confident, do not try to destroy the bombs. Understood?”
“Yes sir!” the white-class agents said in chorus. His first time participating in a mission, Tang Wulin’s response lagged a beat behind the rest.
The purple-class agent’s eyes shifted to Tang Wulin. “White Three, do you have something to say?”
Tang Wulin’s assigned code name was White Three. “No,” he answered promptly.
Although Tang Wulin’s voice made it clear he was younger than the rest of the agents, the purple-class agent paid it no mind. There was no reason for doubts based on an agents age since all agents were handpicked by the Tang Sect for their combat ability. A young agent was nothing peculiar.
“Is this your first time participating in a mission?” the purple-class agent, whose code name was Purple One, asked.
“Yes.” Tang Wulin was a bit embarrassed about the fact, but he had to come clean.
“Don’t be so nervous. The key parts of the mission will be accomplished by yellow-class and above agents. All you white-class agents need to do is secure the perimeter. Just focus on your job. As long as you keep track of the time and don’t let your guard down, there shouldn’t be any problems. If you encounter a problem beyond your control, immediately call for help. The agents closest to you will rush over to assist.”
“Understood,” Tang Wulin said, the tension disappearing from his shoulders, leaving only excitement.
Tang Wulin detested the Green Skull Renegades. Shortly after he arrived on Star Luo, they had launched a terrorist attack on his train. Now that he had a chance to retaliate, he was eager to do so.
As the bus sped along the road, Purple One gave off more detailed orders to prepare them all for the mission. Afterward, Tang Wulin inspected the digital map stored in the bracelet given to him. Then he put the communication device in his ear and adjusted it.
“We’ve arrived,” said Purple One soon after.
The three busses parked in a side road, then the doors silently slid open to let the agents out.
Everyone immediately burst into action according to the orders they received on the bus. Apart from the black-class agent, the other thirty-one agents quickly spread out to secure the area.
It was afternoon, so they still had a few hours to prepare for the Green Skull Renegades’ attack at night.
Tang Wulin went to the area marked on the map that he was responsible for. Once he arrived, he surveyed the area and found a dark corner to hide in. From what Purple One told him, the objective of the Green Skull Renegades’ attack was a theater. The theater was having a show that night for an audience of several thousand people. If the terrorist attack succeeded, the casualties would be tremendous.
Tang Wulin leaned against the wall by the corner as he waited, guarding the area. Since this was his first mission, Purple One carefully placed him in one of the least likely to face danger areas. Assuming everything proceeded without a hitch, Tang Wulin would encounter no enemies.
“White One, in position!” sounded Tang Wulin’s earpiece.
In a hurry, Tang Wulin reported as well, “White Three, in position!”
Tang Wulin could see on the digital map that all of the agents were already in position. And now they were all patiently waiting for the Green Skull Renegades to attack.