All of the inner court disciples were brilliant prodigies, so who was to say that the Dragon Spear Goddess wouldn't fall for one of them?
Na'er's looks, power, and her status as the direct disciple of the master of the Sea God's Pavilion placed her at the very pinnacle of all students in the academy. On top of that, she was the number one goddess in the hearts of all of the male students!
"You're going to participate as well? No way, I won't allow it!" Tang Wulin said in a serious manner.
Na'er turned to him with a hint of surprise in her eyes. "Why?"
Tang Wulin continued in a serious voice, "You're still so young; how could you go around participating in match-making events like this? As your big brother, I refuse to let you go to this event."
Na'er couldn't help but burst into laughter upon hearing this. "I didn't think you were so dogmatic, Big Brother!"
Tang Wulin replied, "I'm your big brother, so of course I have to be responsible for you. No relationships before you turn 18; do you hear me? Also, even if someone catches your eye, you have to bring him to me first. My little sister is so beautiful and talented; I can't just hand her off to anyone!"
Na'er giggled, "Don't worry, Big Brother, I already have someone I like, and I'm sure you'll be very pleased with him."
Tang Wulin faltered upon hearing this. "There's someone you like already?"
Na'er nodded in response. "Of course! It's you!"
Tang Wulin shook his head with a resigned yet doting smile. "Stop making jokes at my expense, you little brat! If you really want to participate in the match-making convention, you can go, but don't just choose anyone on a whim!"
"Alright, alright, I get it already. Don't worry, even if someone catches my fancy, I'll bring them to you for permission, ok?" Na'er replied with an amused smile.
"Good," Tang Wulin nodded in a pleased manner before continuing, "I have to go find Grandteacher now. Which way do I go again? It's been so long since I've been here, I don't remember how to get anywhere anymore."
Na'er offered, "I can take you there, then I'll go visit Teacher. After that, I can come back to meet you. Oh, by the way, don't contact your friends using your soul communicator; make sure the match-making convention is the first place that they see you."
Tang Wulin smiled and nodded. "Alright, I'll do as you say."
The match-making convention, eh?
A familiar face appeared in Tang Wulin's mind, and his emotions immediately became a lot more complex.
He was still a young man, so of course he had thought about finding his true love during the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, but was this a convention really something that he could participate in?
A peculiar look appeared on Tang Wulin's face as these thoughts flashed through his mind.
Thus, he met his grandteacher for the first time in over three years with a series of complex emotions in his heart.
Scarlet Dragon Douluo Zho Shi was sampling some tea in his yard, and when he caught sight of Tang Wulin, his hand trembled, yet he remained completely oblivious even as he spilled hot tea all over his hand.
"Grandteacher." Tang Wulin hurriedly rushed forward a few steps before falling to one knee.
The Scarlet Dragon Douluo rose to his feet at an alarming speed that was completely uncharacteristic of someone of his age before helping Tang Wulin up from the ground.
"Where did you go all these years? I'm so glad you're safe! You can't just go around venturing into small worlds! I almost went with that crazy old man to flip the entire Tang Sect on its head! Thank heavens you're back; that crazy old man really is about to go crazy. His mood has been so volatile these past few years that he's basically been impossible to interact with. I have to tell him this good news right away."
Following a brief call via soul communicator, it took Blazing Dragon Douluo Feng Wuyu less than three minutes to arrive on the scene. As soon as he caught sight of Tang Wulin, a look of thunderous rage appeared on his face, and he gave Tang Wulin a vicious slap.
Tang Wulin didn't dare to evade, and he was sent flying as a result. However, the slap appeared to be quite vicious, but it actually didn't really hurt.
"What are you doing, you crazy old bastard? You better not do anything out of line here or I'll kick you out!" Zhuo Shi was furious.
Feng Wuyu placed his hands on his hips as he roared, "Piss off! You don't know anything! Tang Wulin, you little bastard, you still remembered to come back? Let me ask you this; have you fallen behind in your forging?"
Tang Wulin didn't dare to say anything, and only after Feng Wuyu had finished did he hurriedly reply, "I haven't fallen too far behind; I should be at the pinnacle of sixth-rank blacksmiths at the moment, and I was hoping to learn soul refinement from you after I got back."
"Come with me; I have to check your skills." He grabbed onto Tang Wulin as he spoke before rising up into the air.
"Wait for me! I have to come along and keep an eye on you so you don't hurt my granddiscple." Zhuo Shi hurriedly followed along.
Tang Wulin was feeling quite speechless. He hadn't even completed the forms required to enter the inner court! And what about the match-making convention later tonight? However, Tang Wulin was very familiar with Feng Wuyu, and he knew that forging was paramount in Feng Wuyu's heart. In comparison, nothing else mattered.
Of course, nothing else mattered to Feng Wuyu, but that didn't mean nothing else mattered to him! He really wanted to participate in this match-making convention, especially if she was going to be there! Regardless of whether he'd be able to succeed or not, he'd never know unless he tried!
In Shrek Academy, the match-making convention was an event that all of the adult students were extremely looking forward to.
Even the outer court disciples were always extremely excited in the lead-up to this event as they wanted to witness the powers of their inner court seniors in order to motivate themselves.
Relationships between outer court disciples wouldn't receive approval from the academy, but in reality, the academy had nothing against such relationships, either.
However, for the students of Shrek Academy, it was a completely different feeling to forge a relationship during the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention. The event was known as the greatest trial of love on the entire Douluo Continent as it verified two people's love for one another, as well as their respective powers.
As such, there were no extra prizes or rewards for successful matches during the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, but it was still extremely renowned across the entire continent.
Countless people from all over the continent wished to spectate the event, but the rules of Shrek Academy prohibited all outsiders from spectating the convention. Only the participating inner court disciples, outer court disciples of suitable ages, and teachers of the academy could witness the event.
This gave the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention an extra layer of mystery and intrigue.
Furthermore, according to the rules of Shrek Academy, if two people were to accept one another during the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, they would receive the blessing of the everlasting love vow of the Sea God's Pavilion. This blessing will be handed down by the master of the Sea God's Pavilion, and if the couple were to split up in the future, they had to go to the Sea God's Pavilion to state the reasons for this. The Sea God's Pavilion would then mediate for the two of them, and they could only break up if that proved to be unsuccessful, so it was essentially an additional layer of insurance on the relationship.
To the outer court disciples of Shrek Academy, the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention had already become one of the main motivating factors for them to strive to make it into the inner court.
This edition of the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention was particularly exciting for everyone as news had spread that the Dragon Spear Goddess, Na'er, was going to be participating. No one knew whether she was participating just for fun or if she were actually looking for love, but that was still extremely astonishing news to everyone.
It had been over 10,000 years since the inception of the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, and the rules had always been changing. However, the core concept remained constant; this was an event to test the abilities of the inner court disciples and to help them find their true love.
If one weren't powerful enough, then there was no way that they'd find a successful match for themselves.
In this respect, Shrek Academy was completely ruthless and unreasonable. You want to find true love but you're not strong enough to fight off contenders? How about you cultivate harder before you attend the convention!
This appeared to be a simple match-making event, but to the students of the inner court, it was extremely exciting and motivating. In particular, the students that had already chosen someone to confess their love to during the event had been cultivating extra hard in the lead-up to the convention.
According to past statistics gathered by Shrek Academy, the more powerful a disciple was, the greater the likelihood that they'd successfully find love during the convention; this was a fact that was set in stone.
On top of that, there was a statistic that stated that there was a very high success rate for women confessing to men during the convention, hovering at around 60%. Conversely, the success rate was lower. However, a contributing factor to this was that during the vast majority of times, there were more male disciples in the inner court compared to their female counterparts. To put it frankly, there weren't enough women to go around most of the time.
Yue Zhengyu and Xie Xie strode side by side out of the inner court school building, and they drew a lot of attention from passersby. At this point, the outer court disciples still hadn't been permitted to enter the inner court, so it was still relatively peaceful in the inner court.
Yue Zhengyu wore his usual white suit with golden feather patterns emblazoned onto its surface, giving off a refined and regal air. This was a traditional design worn by the holy angel faction, so it was very unique.
In contrast, Xie Xie wore a black suit with silver dragon patterns on its surface. If Yue Zhengyu were a holy angel, then he would be a ghost traversing through a dark night.
One of them wore black while the other wore white, and they were both extremely handsome, so how could they not receive widespread attention when walking alongside one another?Previous Chapter Next Chapter