Chapter 636 - Battle Experience
Tang Wulin turned to face Gu Yue and smiled, raising his hand. Gu Yue smiled back knowingly and slapped his hand, giving him a high five.
Sitting at her VIP table, Fang’er regained her composure and exhaled a long breath. “That was a one-sided match. Hua Lantang and Ye Zhi lost, yes, but they fought well. I wasn’t aware Tang Wulin and Gu Yue had such tremendous teamwork.”
Su Mu underestimated Tang Wulin and lost, Fang’er thought, but Hua Lantang didn’t underestimate him and went all out, however, he still got totally dominated. This boy from the Shrek Academy has defeated two members of the Monster Eight Kings. There’s no way luck alone could have gotten him this far in such a big tournament. Is his martial soul a plant-type? Or does he have twin martial souls? If he doesn’t, then how to explain those strange golden soul rings of his?
Expert as she was in soul masters, she couldn’t account for Tang Wulin’s abnormally strong power; she felt like she was missing an important piece of information. She sat quietly, musing on the match.
Long Yue rubbed his chin, thoughtful, amusement glimmering in his eyes.
Dai Yueyan was shocked; he couldn’t believe that their Power Couple lost to Tang Wulin and Gu Yue. “Why do I get the sense that Hua Lantang was hiding power? He is a wolf but he punched like a dog!”
“He wasn’t hiding power; he got suppressed,” Long Yue replied. His deep, powerful voice immediately attracted the attention of all the students from the Monster Academy.
“Tang Wulin’s draconic bloodline suppressed Hua Lantang too?”
Long Yue inclined his head slightly. “I believe so. You remember his golden rings and claws, right? That’s the power of his bloodline, I think. He might be a four-ringed Soul Ancestor, but as likely as not his bloodline is the most powerful I’ve seen. That’s why he could have suppressed Su Mu’s Nine-Tailed Fox bloodline.”
“Is his bloodline more powerful than yours, Brother Long?” Dai Yun’er asked out of curiosity.
Long Yue laughed. “It’s hard to tell. But bloodline isn’t everything to a soul master; cultivation level is also very important. Tang Wulin’s low cultivation level will be his undoing. By the way, did you see his partner’s power? Her well-timed assists helped Tang Wulin win the match. She used the fire element and the space element. I bet she has a large amount of spiritual power.”
“Tang Wulin’s partner? Gu Yue?” asked Dai Yun’er.
Long Yue nodded. “She used her teleportation technique continuously almost without any pause. It’s not something that any space-type soul master can do. And it was not her full power. I don’t know if you noticed, but her soul rings didn’t appear.”
“I noticed that,” Dai Yun’er replied, “and I also noticed that Gu Yue teleported Hua Lantang away before he could put on his battle armor. Their wicked scheme succeeded. If Hua Lantang had put on his battle armor, he might have won, even if his bloodline was suppressed. The Shrek Academy is playing dirty! How despicable!”
Long Yue laughed again. “That’s not playing dirty; that’s playing smart. The students of the Shrek Academy are really extraordinary. The number one academy on the Douluo Continent, huh? Let’s show them what we’re made of.”
After emergency medical treatment, Hua Lantang was carried off the stage. His injuries were serious – eight of his ribs broken and some internal organs damaged – but he would live; he just needed time to recover.
Tang Wulin had managed to control the power in that attack perfectly, which had rendered Hua Lantang out of commission without killing him. Although he could have killed him without being held responsible, he was a delegate from the Douluo Continent and killing people here would cause animosity between the two continents; besides, Hua Lantang had been just his opponent and not an enemy.
Tang Wulin and Gu Yue’s victory had undoubtedly boosted the morale of their teammates; they had proved that one-word battle armor masters were not all that formidable. One-word battle armor might be strong, but it had a fatal flaw: unlike two-word battle armor, it wasn’t able to fuse with its owner, so it needed time to put on; besides, almost all battle armor masters had a certain degree of dependence on their battle armor, so if their battle armor somehow got taken away, they might get shaken or panicked.
When Tang Wulin and Gu Yue saw the opportunity to prevent Hua Lantang from putting on his battle armor, they had taken it. It had been a simple but effective tactic. Of course their opponents would be more cautious in the following matches, but they had achieved their goal: they had successfully eliminated the threat to Yuanen Yehui and Xie Xie.
The audience slowly recovered from their shock. They looked at Tang Wulin but didn’t boo him this time.
“He is young, but he won again.”
“Yeah, he is much stronger than he looks.”
“The two students of the Monster Academy didn’t even break through his defenses. He was totally in control of this match.”
The next match started, but Fang’er had only come here to commentate on Tang Wulin’s match, so she just sat there, watching the replay over and over again. She fixed her eyes on the screens, absorbing every detail of the match.
She was shocked when she saw Tang Wulin turning his head to look at Ye Zhi. Hua Lantang’s powerful fifth soul skill is upon him, but it seems he doesn’t even care. He is so confident in his defensive power.
Wait, what’s that? For an instant his eyes were purple! Fang’er quickly paused the replay, went back a few seconds, and watched that part again. That’s the Tang Sect’s Purple Demon Eyes!
The Tang Sect was very influential on the Star Luo Continent as well as on the Douluo Continent; in fact, it was much more influential on the Star Luo Continent. Only the best of the best got to join the Tang Sect.
He used his Purple Demon Eyes on Ye Zhi! That’s why for a second the Seven Treasures Glazed Pagoda stopped working.
He netted Hua Lantang’s battle armor to force him to fight without armor on, and then he distracted Ye Zhi to create an opportunity. Hard to believe a boy of fifteen could have pulled all this off. Just how much battle experience does he have?!
With the benefit of the slow-motion replay, Fang’er could see clearly the expression of calm on Tang Wulin’s face and the look of confidence in his eyes. He never doubted he would win, and his power didn’t fail him. Does your power know no bounds, Tang Wulin? Maybe only the head of the Monster Eight Kings, Dragon King Long Yue, can stop you. But if it comes to that, you will win, even if you lose.
Tang Wulin came back to his waiting area; his teammates had yet to battle, and he wanted to learn more about the abilities of other contestants.
He was quite pleased with the result of his match, but he didn’t let the win go to his head. His teammates might not know, but he knew he should chalk this win up to his powerful bloodline. If Hua Lantang hadn’t been suppressed, he wouldn’t have taken him down that easily.Previous Chapter Next Chapter