"I'm really looking forward to this! I've finally turned 18, so I'll be able to watch the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention. I've always heard about how extraordinarily powerful our inner court seniors are; I wonder what kind of spectacular show they'll put on for us today!"
"This year's convention is going to be even more exciting than usual because the Dragon Spear Goddess is going to be participating. She may not choose a match for herself, but if she does come, she's definitely going to be the number one beauty at the convention."
"You speak as if you've seen her before."
"Of course I have! I once caught sight of her side profile from afar, and I can tell you that she's beautiful to the extreme!"
"Really? Then I have to take a good look at her later. I heard that she's a goddess in the hearts of all of the inner court disciples. On top of that, I've heard that she's just as powerful as she is beautiful."
"Oh, by the way, have you guys heard? The two exchange students from the Star Luo Empire have been granted special entry into our inner court, and they're apparently also going to be participating in today's match-making convention. I wonder if it's true."
"It does seem to be true; I've heard of that as well. I hope none of our inner court seniors fall for them!"
"I've heard that among the two of them, the male student is extremely powerful. He's only 23 years old, but he's already a two-word battle armor master."
"That's not all; I've heard a part of his battle armor has already reached the three-word level."
All of the outer court disciples were discussing spiritedly among themselves regarding the upcoming Sea God Fate Match-making Convention.
The hottest topics being discussed were those regarding the Dragon Spear Goddess, Dai Yun'er, Long Yue, and Shrek’s Seven Monsters. This edition of the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention was clearly more alluring than the previous editions, and their participation was the exact reason behind this.
Night had completely fallen at this point, and this meant that the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention was about to commence.
In the distance, there was a small boat slowly drifting over the Sea God's Lake. The boat was very brightly lit, and all of the outer court disciples bowed toward it in unison.
Everyone on the boat was one of the most powerful beings of Shrek Academy, and they were the ones truly controlling Shrek City. Even the federation had to respect the elders of Shrek Academy's Sea God's Pavilion.
Sitting at the very center of the boat was a young man in a set of white robes. He wore a faint smile on his face with a head of black hair trailing down the back of his head, giving off a nonchalant disposition.
The one sitting beside him was none other than the Holy Spirit Douluo, who had just been instated as the principal of the inner court not long ago. Next to her was the principal of the outer court, Silver Moon Douluo Elder Cai. The ones seated beside Elder Cai were the two holy dragons, Scarlet Dragon Douluo Zhuo Shi and Blazing Dragon Douluo Feng Wuyu. Feng Wuyu's expression was clearly very different from how it normally was. He had always been referred to as a crazy old man, but at this moment, his brows were tightly furrowed, and his head was lowered, seemingly in deep thought about something.
Aside from them, there were also several elderly Titled Douluos sitting on the boat as well. Everyone on that boat was a Titled Douluo, and they were all at least three-word battle armor masters.
"Huh? Who's that at the center of the boat? How can he be on the boat when he's so young?"
"Be quiet! If I'm not mistaken, that's the most powerful being in our academy, and perhaps even the most powerful being on the entire continent. Even as far back as 100 years ago, he was already the master of the Sea God's Pavilion; he's a Limit Douluo, a four-word battle armor master, and the spiritual leader of our Shrek Academy,"
"What? You mean he's that man? But he's so young! How is that possible?"
"My God! How can such an old man look so young?"
"I know, right? I've heard that the Holy Spirit Douluo is his wife."
"Don't call him an old man; how can you call him that when he has such a youthful appearance? By the way, do any of you know his Duoluo title? It must be super badass, right?"
"Of course! His Douluo title is Atlas; he is the Atlas Douluo. His martial soul is an Atlas Spear, and it's said that he can pierce the heavens with his almighty spear. He's widely renowned to be the most powerful being on the entire continent, and over 100 years ago, he was the captain of that generation of Shrek’s Seven Monsters. He's a true demigod, which makes him the closest being in Shrek Academy to the Divine Realm. If it weren't for the fact that the aura of the Divine Realm has been cut off from our world for so long, he would've most likely ascended to that higher realm long ago."
All those who had managed to identify the young man sitting on the boat were extremely excited. After all, even for disciples of Shrek Academy like them, opportunities to see this legendary figure were exceedingly rare.
"All of the students are very excited by your arrival, Brother Ming," Holy Spirit Douluo Yali whispered to the white-robed young man beside her.
The man smiled and patted her hand as he replied, "I only came here because of Na'er. She initially told me that she wasn't planning to participate in this event. After all, she's already 16, so she's technically come of age, but the school's rules state that only those at or above 18 years of age can participate in this convention. However, she suddenly changed her mind and made a last-minute decision to come after all. I suspect that there must be someone she's set her eyes on. I want to see who it is that's stolen the heart of my precious disciple."
Yali smiled, and said, "You're way too doting toward her! You're like a father who'd suddenly discovered that his daughter is going to run off with another boy."
The white-robed man chuckled, "I'm not even going to deny that."
Yali continued in a soft voice, "It's all my fault for not being able to birth a child for you."
The man patted her hand, and consoled, "It's alright. Didn't we agree that we weren't going to talk about this anymore?"
Tears began to well up in Yali's eyes as she gripped tightly onto the man's hand. This man had given her all of the love in the world, and meeting him was the best thing that had ever happened to her.
Elder Cai, who was sitting on the other side of Yali, stole occasional glances at the two of them while heaving forlorn internal sighs. She would do anything to trade positions with Yali, even if she had to give up several decades of her lifespan!
However, she was the only person whom he'd chosen among all of the exceptional women who had loved him. Despite being aware of the fact that her body was flawed, he still chose her without any hesitation, rejecting both Elder Cai and Heavenly Phoenix Douluo Leng Yaozhu in the process.
However, to his credit, he had never hurt them by giving them false hope. He was a very decisive man, and he'd immediately rejected their advances without any hesitation. For a man of his lofty status, it would be more than normal for him to have more than one wife. Elder Cai had once even overheard Leng Yaozhu confessing to him that she was willing to become his woman, even if she could only be his concubine.
This was Leng Yaozhu, the vice-chairman of the Spirit Pagoda, a Titled Douluo holding an extremely important status in the world of Soul Masters. She was a proud woman who maintained a high and mighty demeanor, even in the presence of the president of the federation, but for him, she had abstained from getting married her entire life, as had Elder Cai.
Both of them most likely had the same thought process; after witnessing the very best, they simply couldn't bring themselves to settle for anything else. Indeed, after meeting him, how could any woman have a place for any other man in her heart? He was the perfect, the one who could support the entire world on his shoulders, Atlas Douluo Yun Ming.
In her heart, he could even compare with the legendary Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao and the founder of the Tang Sect, Thousand Hands Douluo Tang San.
In their eyes, Yun Ming was on par with those two legendary figures.
Right at this moment, Elder Cai felt a warm sensation on her hand, and she looked up to discover Holy Spirit Douluo Yali appraising her with a concerned expression.
She was indeed envious of Yali, but she also admired her greatly. Yali was the kindest woman in this world. She had lost her reproductive ability as she had burned through too much of her own life force to administer treatment on a vast number of people in a poverty-stricken area that had been afflicted by a horrible plague.
On that occasion, she saved tens of thousands of people who would've otherwise perished to the plague. However, she had also burned through so much of her life force that she was on the brink of death. The Atlas Douluo managed to save her life, but he was unable to completely cure her. Ironically, she was one of the most powerful recovery-type Soul Masters in the world, but she was unable to heal herself.
However, she didn't become bitter nor hateful for this. She simply said that this was a form of divine punishment handed down to her by the heavens. The plague should've harvested tens of thousands of lives, but she'd prevented it from doing so, and the heavens had already shown great kindness for taking only her reproductive ability in exchange.
After she'd been saved from the brink of death, Yun Ming immediately declared her to be his wife. At the time, they weren't even boyfriend and girlfriend, but he'd still made that announcement without any qualms.
Both of them had countless pursuers that were competing with at the time, but he didn't care. He told her that he'd loved her for a very very long time, and that when he'd finally worked up the courage to confess to her, she almost died as a result of the aforementioned incident.Previous Chapter Next Chapter