Chapter 781: Son of Nature

Yun Ming's brows furrowed slightly. "It seems that he was unable to unleash his soul skill as he doesn't have sufficient soul power to support it. I'll give you a hand this time; try that again."

He appeared behind Tang Wulin in a flash as he spoke, and he transferred his right hand from Tang Wulin's shoulder to the middle of his upper back.

Tang Wulin immediately sensed a burst of extremely gentle yet dense soul power being injected into his body, quickly replenishing his meridians, which had already run dry.

This was the Mysterious Heaven Method in its purest form!

Tang Wulin looked up with a stunned expression on his face. He was quite surprised that the pavilion master had also cultivated the Mysterious Heaven Method.

"Concentrate and focus your attention, then try and unleash your new soul skill again!"

Yun Ming had an enormous wealth of soul power, and he'd also cultivated the Mysterious Heaven Method, so it was a simple matter for him to emulate Tang Wulin's soul power. Tang Wulin hurriedly circulated his newfound soul power, injecting it into his fifth soul ring.

Greenish-golden light erupted once again, and the soul ring absorbed the soul power within his body at an alarming rate.

Only then did he truly experience just how fearsomely powerful a Limit Douluo was. He could feel soul power pouring relentlessly into his body through his back, and it was as if he were being supported by an inexhaustible ocean of power. Despite the dramatic rate at which the greenish-golden soul ring was sapping his soul power, it was no match for the rate at which the soul power within his body was being replenished.

The greenish-golden soul ring began to glow brighter and brighter, and Tang Wulin could feel as if something had blossomed within his mind. When he focused his attention internally, he discovered that his mind had also turned a greenish-golden color.

He raised his head slightly, and a green insignia of light that resembled a new seedling suddenly appeared on his forehead. Immediately thereafter, a greenish-golden halo of light erupted from Tang Wulin's forehead.

The halo radiated outward in all directions, stretching to around 10 meters in diameter before slowly falling to the ground.

All of the Titled Douluos reflexively backed away so they could get a better look at the mystifying sequence of events that was currently unfolding.

After the greenish-golden halo of light descended onto the ground, it formed a green ring of light. Within the ring of light, a series of strange greenish-golden runes emerged, but they were hovering in mid-air as opposed to appearing on the ground.

Extremely rich life force energy proliferated through the air with the greenish-golden ring of light at the very epicenter, but on this occasion, the life force energy belonged solely to the plant world and couldn't be absorbed by humans.

Tang Wulin reflexively spread open his arms, and the green wheel of light that had appeared once already emerged behind him once again. The greenish-golden figure that bore a strong resemblance to him also reappeared, and with massive greenish-golden vines surged forth in a frenzy with that greenish-golden figure at the very center. 

There were a total of 12 vines, each of which was as thick as a water tank, and they descended from up above before plunging directly into the ground.

All of a sudden, the earth turned into a greenish-golden color, and the same color began to spread through the surrounding area. All of the plants encompassed within this scope quickly took on a golden hue, and what was even more remarkable was that all of these golden plants began to sway gently while emitting extremely powerful energy fluctuations.

At this moment, Tang Wulin had already been completely immersed in his own spiritual world. He felt as if he could sense the entirety of the Sea God's Island. His sensory scope then continued to proliferate over the Sea God's Lake, and in the next instant, it had encompassed the entire inner section of Shrek City. All of the plants in that area also turned into a golden color.

They were like Tang Wulin's eyes and arms, and as long as these plants were within the area encompassed by his consciousness, he could make them do whatever he wanted as if they were parts of his own body.

What was even more astonishing was that he was struck by the feeling that he could teleport himself to any area within his sensory scope through these plants. An indescribable sense of power welled up in his body. Every single plant was offering their energy to him without any reservation, and as long as his body could handle it, more and more energy would accumulate within him.

Furthermore, all of these plants were absorbing the natural energies in the surrounding air in a frenzy, converting the natural energies into life force energy to nurture themselves, as well as to reciprocate Tang Wulin.

All of a sudden, just as he was experiencing this extraordinary phenomenon, he abruptly blacked out and his consciousness completely faded.

When he woke up again, it had already turned dark outside. Tang Wulin was struck by a piercing headache that felt as if something were tearing open his skull from the inside, and the intense agony made him moan involuntarily.

"Are you awake?" A gentle voice sounded from beside him.

Tang Wulin reflexively turned toward the direction that the voice had come from, and his vision was slightly blurry, but he could still discern that Atlas Douluo Yun Ming was standing beside him.

"Pavilion Master!" Tang Wulin tried to struggle into a seated position, but he was unable to muster up even a shred of strength. It wasn't that he had no strength in his body; instead, his spiritual power was severely depleted that he was struggling to control his own body.

"Keep lying still; don't try to get up. This was an oversight on my part." Yun Ming made his way over to Tang Wulin before pressing a golden bead against his forehead.

A cool and refreshing sensation spread through Tang Wulin's glabella, and his headache was immediately significantly alleviated.

Yun Ming continued, "You may have created history and attained a truly extraordinary soul skill."

"Huh?" Tang Wulin looked up at Yun Ming with a surprised expression. His vision was finally becoming clearer as his spiritual power was replenished.

Yun Ming explained, "If I'm not mistaken, your fifth soul skill should have been formed by a combination of the Bluesilver Emperor and the Golden Tree. It's hard to say what kind of form this soul skill exists as and what level its corresponding soul ring is, but what I CAN tell you is that this soul skill is a domain that can span an extremely massive area. At least, among all of the soul skills I know of, your one encompasses the largest area. I can make some deductions from the observations that I obtained while you were unleashing that soul skill, but you'll have to fill me in on some details. At the time, I could sense that all of the plants encompassed by the scope of your soul skill had turned golden in color.

"These golden plants naturally absorb the natural energies and all types of elements from the air, which results in an effect that's even more potent than elemental stripping. All elemental Soul Masters will be severely handicapped within your domain. Of course, the prerequisite for this is that there must be a sufficient amount of plant life in the area. On top of that, your soul power was reciprocated by the soul skill, thereby resulting in a drastic spike in your soul power. At its peak, your soul power had spiked to close to rank 80, which means that the amount of soul power in your body was enhanced by more than tenfold. An increase in soul power from rank 50 to rank 80 isn't just an increase of around 70%; the higher the rank, the greater the increase in soul power, so a tenfold enhancement is only a conservative estimate.

"We weren't able to sense anything else after that as we discovered that not only does this soul skill need to be fueled by an extremely vast amount of soul power, it's also just as taxing on your spiritual power. You were able to maintain the soul skill for a total duration of 13 seconds, even though you possess close to 8,000 points of spiritual power, which indicates a staggering amount of spiritual power expenditure. All in all, we're far from ascertaining the complete scope of this soul skill's abilities. Is there anything you'd like to add?"

Tang Wulin contemplated this question momentarily before replying, "At the time, I could only feel that my entire spiritual world had turned a greenish-golden color, just like the color of my soul ring. After that, I felt like my consciousness could cover an extremely vast area, and all of the plants in that area had become my eyes, allowing me to teleport to any area I wanted where these plants existed. I could even control them to do whatever I wanted. I also sensed the energy reciprocation that you were talking about. It felt like more and more life force energy would pour into my body to be converted into soul power as long as my body could handle it." 

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