Tang Wulin could feel that the natural energies surging through his surroundings were far richer than those on the Sea God's Island. In particular, the rich life force energy in the air made him draw in deep breaths in a reflexive manner, and soul power immediately flowed through his entire body, basking him in a sensation of indescribable comfort. His Bluesilver Emperor martial soul was also transmitting signals of excitement to him.
Yun Ming turned to Tang Wulin, and said, "This is the Sea God's Pavilion, which was constructed within this massive tree, and it's also the core of Shrek City. This tree is known as the Golden Tree, and it's blessed Shrek City for over 20,000 years. Whenever Shrek City has encountered any major crises, this tree has always protected us. Whenever exceptional prodigies have appeared, this tree has always given us wisdom and direction. The old man that you saw is the tree spirit of this Golden Tree, the true guardian of Shrek Academy, and even we have never been able to meet him. I don't know what Elder Jin did to you, but I could sense that 30% of the energy within the Golden Tree has disappeared. This is the first time that all of the plants on the Sea God's Island have taken on a golden color."
Yun Ming paused momentarily before continuing, "I can also tell you that back when the Thousand Hands Douluo, Tang San, became a god, he constructed this Sea God's Island prior to departing to the Divine Realm, and he was the one who transferred the ancient Golden Tree to this place. Do you understand now why we're convinced that you're a direct lineal descendant of his?"
Tang Wulin listened to Yun Ming's words in a dumbstruck manner. Even he was beginning to realize that perhaps his martial soul really was related to the founder of the Tang Sect, Tang San! But Tang San was a mighty figure who lived over 20,000 years ago! How was this possible?
Zhuo Shi chuckled, "Regardless of whether there's a bloodline connection or not, this is definitely a good thing. Elder Jin's assistance will naturally be of great benefit to Wulin."
"You think this is a good thing?" Yun Ming glared at Zhuo Shi, and said, "It's obviously a good thing for him, but do you know how long it'll take for the Golden Tree to accumulate 30% of its power? 3,000 years! 30% of the Golden Tree's power is enough to protect Shrek Academy from a catastrophic disaster! This is an immeasurable loss to our entire academy."
"Er..." A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face as he looked at the furious Yun Ming.
"But I don't know how to return this energy back to the Golden Tree!"
Yun Ming instructed, "Release your Bluesilver Emperor martial soul; I want to take a look at it."
Tang Wulin hurriedly did as he was told, activating his soul power to release his Bluesilver Emperor martial soul.
Thick bluish-golden vines erupted from the ground beneath his feet alongside a series of soul rings. Four soul rings appeared first, consisting of three purples and a black.
However, immediately thereafter, a peculiar scene unfolded. A massive bluish-golden projection slowly emerged behind Tang Wulin, and it was none other than the Bluesilver Emperor that had appeared following the second awakening of his martial soul.
After that, another projection emerged beside the Bluesilver Emperor. This was a large shimmering golden tree that was the spitting image of the miniature version of the Golden Tree.
As soon as those two projections appeared, the soul power within Tang Wulin's body surged forth in a frenzy, and all of the Bluesilver Emperor vines he'd summoned began to tremor violently while also changing color. Their original bluish-golden color gradually transformed into intertwining colors of blue and gold.
The two massive projections gradually approached one another before fusing together, and the thick vines of the Bluesilver Emperor began to intertwine with the branches of the Golden Tree. The blue and golden colors combined to form a strange greenish-golden color, and an enormous burst of life force energy erupted forth. Even the Titled Douluos in the surrounding area could clearly feel rich life force energy being injected into their bodies.
This feeling was most pronounced for Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue. She was the oldest of the Titled Douluos present, and it was just as she had said, her days in this world were limited. However, in that instant, she could clearly sense that renewed vitality had been injected into her withering life essence, and her life force fluctuations gradually grew stronger. The process wasn't very fast nor drastic, but it was an increase in her life essence rather than just an instantaneous increase in life force energy. The main difference between the two was that the former was a permanent change, while the latter would disappear in an instant.
When the two projections finally completely combined as one, a mystifying turn of events unfolded. The Bluesilver Emperor and the Golden Tree both vanished, and were replaced by a greenish-golden figure. The greenish-golden figure was rather blurry, but it was quite clear that it was meant to be of the same appearance as Tang Wulin. It hovered behind Tang Wulin, forming a massive wheel of light with a diameter of around 10 meters. The projection then spread open its arms as if it were embracing the entire world.
"Is this soul skill mutation or martial soul mutation?" Even the master of the Sea God's Pavilion, Yun Ming, was unable to immediately make sense of the situation unfolding before his eyes.
Right at this moment, the greenish-golden projection behind Tang Wulin swayed before suddenly transforming into a greenish-golden halo that descended around Tang Wulin's body, becoming his fifth soul ring.
The projection then vanished, and the Bluesilver Emperor summoned by Tang Wulin settled down again. They reverted back to their bluish-golden color, and they looked no different compared to their past appearance. However, a translucent greenish-golden soul ring had appeared around Tang Wulin's body. The soul ring was filled with vitality, and it almost appeared to have a substantial form.
All of the Titled Douluos present, including Yun Ming, looked on with wide eyes, and Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue exclaimed, "That injection of life force energy has increased my lifespan by at least 10 years!"
This was also the case for the other Titled Douluos present.
10 years of lifespan! This was something that simply couldn't be bought with money. Furthermore, Long Yeyue was only able to ascertain how much she'd benefitted in such a concrete manner as she was nearing the end of her life. In contrast, the other Titled Douluos still have powerful life forces, so they would've only received even greater benefits from that influx of rich and refreshing life force energy.
However, none of them were focusing on the changes in their own life force as their attention had been fully absorbed by the greenish-golden soul ring before them.
The normal colors of soul rings consisted of white, yellow, purple, black, and red. Those were the standard soul ring colors that had existed in the world of Soul Masters for tens of thousands of years, and they represented, 10 years, 100 years, 1,000 years, 10,000 years, and 100,000 years respectively. This system was only broken around 10,000 years ago, when Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao had invented soul spirits. Soul spirits of soul beasts that were over 100,000 years old could form orange soul rings, thereby adding a new sixth color to the existing five.
However, this greenish-golden soul ring was most definitely completely unprecedented. All of the Titled Douluos present were adamant that such a soul ring had never appeared in the history of the human world. Tang Wulin had created history!
The last human to have created a brand new color of soul rings was Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao, a legendary figure who had once reigned supreme over the entire world!
"Test out your fifth soul skill," Yun Ming instructed.
In the world of Soul Masters, it was considered to be a major taboo to ask others to reveal their soul skills. However, that obviously didn't apply to this situation as all of the people present were Tang Wulin's teachers and seniors.
Tang Wulin hurriedly nodded before injecting his soul power into his fifth soul ring.
All of a sudden, scintillating light erupted from the greenish-golden soul ring, and Tang Wulin could feel the soul power within his body surging into the soul ring in a frenzy. His entire body had even been illuminated to match the color of the greenish-golden soul ring.
That was it...
Tang Wulin's soul power was rapidly sapped away, and within just the span of a few breaths, all of the soul power within his entire body had been absorbed by the greenish-golden soul ring.
Tang Wulin's body swayed, and he only managed to remain on his feet as he was able to support himself with his immense bloodline power.
"What happened to your soul skill?" Zhuo Shi asked.
Tang Wulin wore a dumbstruck expression. "I, I don't know! I could only feel all of my soul power being sucked away by the soul ring, but nothing happened after that..."
Peculiar expressions appeared on everyone's faces upon hearing this.
This was also completely unprecedented. Soul skills did indeed expend different amounts of soul power depending on their caliber, but never had a Soul Master been unable to unleash a soul skill even after all of their soul power had been sapped away.
Yun Ming laid a hand on Tang Wulin's shoulder so he could get a better gauge on the latter's bodily condition, and it was indeed the case that all of his soul power had been sucked away, leaving behind not even a single trace.
A normal Soul Master would've most likely immediately fainted after having all of their soul power sapped away, but Tang Wulin was able to remain largely unaffected due to his immensely powerful physical constitution.Previous Chapter Next Chapter