The old man said, "There's no way for me to discuss these matters with you as I have no idea what's happened to you prior to this point. However, I can sense your Bluesilver Emperor Bloodline. He was the one who transferred me over to this place and gave me the chance to take root here and finally complete my awakening. As such, I owe a debt of gratitude to him. Seeing as you're his descendant, I'll pass on my gratitude to you instead."
"Wha..." Before Tang Wulin had a chance to say anything, everything around him suddenly took on an extremely vibrant golden color. He felt as if countless specks of golden light were instantly fusing into his body, and tendrils of Bluesilver Emperor erupted from within his body in all directions, but in this moment, all of those tendrils had taken on a bright golden hue.
These tendrils plunged into the ground, and the earth around him also turned golden in color. Golden light flashed from Tang Wulin's forehead, and a golden tree branch pattern suddenly appeared.
In the next instant, he was plunged into a sea of golden light.
His entire body was warm and indescribably comfortable. Furthermore, Tang Wulin was stunned to discover that his mind had also completely taken on a bright golden color. His spiritual power wasn't elevated at all. In fact, it had suffered a significant decrease. However, not only had his mind completely liquefied, it seemed to have become rather viscous as well. Most importantly, he could sense that his heart had taken on an unprecedented level of clarity, allowing him to instantly attain enlightenment in many areas of his cultivation that had befuddled him in the past.
This was an extremely unique and wonderful feeling, as if he'd suddenly become smarter. This notion was rather ridiculous to Tang Wulin, but the fact of the matter was that these were his true feelings.
His soul power bottleneck to rank 50 had been broken on its own without his realization, and his soul power was elevated to a higher level. It washed over his entire body, and his soul power took on a golden hue, just like his blood essence power. However, this was a golden color that was tinged with white, and it was slightly different from the pure golden color of his blood essence power.
What happened? What's happening to me?
Enormous soul power surged throughout his entire body, and he exhaled before slowly opening his eyes.
In the instant he opened his eyes again, he was given a massive fright and almost jumped up from the ground.
This was because Scarlet Dragon Douluo Zhuo Shi was no longer the only one standing beside him. Instead, there were over 10 more people gathered around him, all of whom had extremely fearsome auras emanating from their bodies. Standing directly in front of him was none other than the master of the Sea God's Pavilion, Atlas Douluo Yun Ming.
Everyone's eyes were focused directly on him, and they seemed to be rather unfriendly toward him.
Tang Wulin looked at Yun Ming, then cast his gaze toward Zhuo Shi, who was standing off to the side, and he was at a complete loss for what to do.
Zhuo Shi's expression was rather peculiar, and Tang Wulin was unable to ascertain the nature of the situation from Zhuo Shi's facial expression alone.
"What happened?" Yun Ming asked in a grave voice.
Tang Wulin was slightly flabbergasted. "I, I don't know what happened. What's going on, Elder Yun? I only just broke through my rank 50 bottleneck; why are all of you here?"
Yun Ming's lips twitched slightly upon hearing this. "You only broke through your rank 50 bottleneck?"
His voice had raised a few octaves, and he was clearly quite enraged for some reason.
Tang Wulin gulped nervously in the face of the infuriated Atlas Douluo. He honestly had no idea what he'd done to draw such a furious reaction from Yun Ming.
Zhuo Shi cleared his throat, and asked in a low voice, "Wulin, what did you do just then? Not long after you began meditating, all of the plants on the entire Sea God's Island turned golden in color..."
Tang Wulin turned to Zhuo Shi with a stunned expression. "What? All of the plants on the Sea God's Island turned golden? Just like in my dream?"
That's right, all of the plants on the entire Sea God's Island had turned golden, making it appear as if the entire island had been forged from pure gold. All of the inner court disciples on the shore of the Sea God's Lake were completely dumbstruck. Such a majestic scene had never been witnessed ever since the Sea God's Island had been constructed over 10,000 years ago.
"You had a dream?" Yun Ming looked at Tang Wulin with a contemplative expression, and asked, "What did you see in this dream of yours?"
Tang Wulin hesitated momentarily before informing everyone of what he'd seen during his meditation.
Peculiar expressions appeared on the faces of Yun Ming and the few eldest Titled Douluos gathered here as they listened to Tang Wulin's recount.
Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue sighed, "So that old man is the one behind all this. This situation is really strange, though; what could he be referring to? I think it would be wise for you to try and communicate with that old man, Pavilion Master."
All of a sudden, Yun Ming's expression changed as he stared at Tang Wulin with an intense gaze. "You just said you possess the Bluesilver Emperor martial soul?"
"Yes!" Tang Wulin replied without any hesitation.
"But it's impossible for a normal human being to be able to attain the Bluesilver Emperor martial soul. Could it be that he was referring to..." An astonished expression appeared on his face, and it had been many years since he'd last displayed such strong emotions.
A thought seemed to have also occurred to Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue as her expression was just as spectacular. Both of the most powerful Titled Douluos present wore stunned expressions on their faces.
Tang Wulin was still completely in the dark. "What are you saying, Pavilion Master?"
Yun Ming took a deep breath before replying, "In the history of Shrek Academy, you're not the first student to possess the Bluesilver Emperor martial soul, but the second one instead. I'm sure you know who the first one was, right?"
Tang Wulin's heart stirred as a look of awe and veneration appeared on his face, and he asked, "Could it be that you're referring to the mighty figure who founded the Tang Sect and was the leader of the first generation of Shrek’s Seven Monsters?"
Yun Ming nodded in response. "That's exactly who it is. According to what Elder Jin told you, it's quite possible that you're his direct lineal descendant."
An astonished look appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "How is that possible? That mighty figure existed 20,000 years ago! Even if I did inherit his bloodline, I shouldn't be the second person to possess the Bluesilver Emperor martial soul. On top of that, my original martial soul was Bluesilver Grass, and it only evolved into Bluesilver Emperor recently due to an improvement in my bloodline, so it should count as a second martial soul awakening."
Yun Ming appraised him with a meaningful expression, and said, "That man from 20,000 years ago also had the Bluesilver Grass martial soul to begin with before awakening his Bluesilver Emperor martial soul. He was only able to do this because his mother was the first Bluesilver Emperor to have attained a human form after cultivating for 100,000 years, which is why this bloodline exists. Elder Jin wouldn't misjudge your bloodline; there's no one in this world more familiar with plant-type martial souls than he is, so it's very likely that you really did inherit your bloodline from that man. Even though it's been many generations, it seems that it's not a coincidence that you also possess the Tang surname."
Tang Wulin was still struggling to come to terms with the situation. "So what you're saying is, the old man in my dream truly exists?"
Yun Ming harrumphed coldly, "During your meditation, the true core of the Sea God's Island lost over 30% of its energy! Do you understand?"
Tang Wulin continued to look at Yun Ming in a flabbergasted manner. Of course he didn't understand! He had no idea what Yun Ming was talking about.
"Everyone, come with me." As he spoke, Yun Ming swept a sleeve toward Tang Wulin, and the latter felt his body enter a dim and murky place completely out of his control. However, this place didn't cause any discomfort to him in any way.
Light flashed soon after, and when his surroundings became clear again, he had already arrived at another place.
The first thing that appeared in his field of view was an unfathomably enormous tree with a gargantuan canopy that stretched for as far as the eyes could see. At the foot of the colossal tree was a giant treehouse that was directly connected to the tree. Above the treehouse hung a plaque, upon which three large words were emblazoned: Sea God's Pavilion!
Tang Wulin's heart jolted upon seeing this. It was his first time here, but it was quite clear that this was the core of the entire Shrek Academy, and even the entirety of Shrek City, the Sea God's Pavilion. This was a place that was inhabited only by the elders of the Sea God's Pavilion.Previous Chapter Next Chapter