Chapter 850: Temporary Separation

Tang Wulin was ecstatic. It would naturally be brilliant if he didn't have to part with his friends.

He turned his gaze toward Xie Xie and Yuanen Yehui, and Xie Xie was also looking at Yuanen Yehui. Obviously, he couldn't make any decisions without Yuanen Yehui's approval.

A dejected look suddenly appeared in Yuanen Yehui's eyes, and she shook her head as she said, "I won't be able to join the army. After I graduate, I have something very important that I need to do."

After her voice trailed off, she suddenly turned and walked away. Xie Xie was rather taken aback by this, and he gave Tang Wulin an apologetic smile before hurrying over to her.

Tang Wulin looked on at their departing figures and murmured, "Yuanen seems to be dealing with some troubles. I wonder why she never mentioned anything to us before."

Ye Xinglan said, "I feel like it should have something to do with her background. Don't you think it's very strange that she possesses two martial souls of such a superb caliber at once? In particular, her Fallen Angel martial soul is extremely powerful, but it's also one that could easily draw someone into becoming an Evil Soul Master. Yuanen used to be a working student, and I'm sure she's hiding some kind of secret."

Tang Wulin said, "I think we should have a good chat with Yuanen when we all meet up again in a month. We are a unified entity no matter what, so if any of us is in trouble, everyone else should do their best to help them."

"We're going as well, Boss." Yue Zhengyu latched onto Xu Xiaoyan's hand before waving at Tang Wulin.

Ye Xinglan turned to Tang Wulin, and asked, "We've all got places to go; what are you planning to do?"

Tang Wulin replied, "I want to take a trip to the Tang Sect, then go and visit my uncle-teacher. I've also learned a lot from our trip to the demonic island, and I want to see if I can take this opportunity to make a breakthrough and become a seventh-rank Saint Blacksmith. If I can succeed, then we'll be able to consider making preparations to construct our future suits of three-word battle armor."

Ye Xinglan's eyes immediately lit up. "Have you already made ample preparations?"

Tang Wulin smiled, and replied, "I have this indescribable feeling that tells me that I'm ready, but I can only truly tell when I give it a try. However, I think I should be able to get there with no issues with my uncle-teacher's guidance."

If another sixth-grade blacksmith were to hear what he'd just said, they'd probably be tearing their hair out of their scalp with rage! Which sixth-grade blacksmith would dare to say that they should be able to become a Saint Blacksmith with no issues? Only Tang Wulin dared to make such a bold declaration. After all, soul refinement was extremely difficult to complete!

Bestowing life upon a piece of metal was far more difficult than simply giving it sentience. 

In the lower grade suits of battle armor, the most important step was the design, followed by the construction, and the forging was the least important component. However, forging became the most important element when it came to high-grade suits of battle armor as the essence of upgrading a suit of battle armor lay in upgrading the materials used.

All of them were still only one-word battle armor masters, and only after becoming two-word battle armor masters would they be able to graduate from the inner court. Their future suits of three-world battle armor would be an important indicator of whether they were going to become truly powerful beings in the context of the entire continent.

Ye Xinglan said, "I've already made the basic preparations, but we'll need to work together to upgrade everyone's suits of battle armor. We should be able to begin that process after we meet up again in a month, right?"

Tang Wulin nodded in response. "I think so. That's why I want to strive to become a Saint Blacksmith first. After ascending to that level, it'll be a lot easier to upgrade our battle armor, and I'll also be able to alleviate a lot of the pressure that you'll be facing."

Ye Xinglan nodded in response. She was already a sixth-grade mecha maker, but she was still very far away from reaching the seventh grade. At the very least, that was a level that she wouldn't be able to reach within the next two or three years. If she could work with a Saint Blacksmith in the form of Tang Wulin, then the chances of successfully upgrading everyone's suits of battle armor would be increased significantly, and the quality of the battle armor would also most likely be higher. Everyone's soul power ranks were above 50 now, so it was time for them to upgrade their battle armor.

"Alright, let's part ways here. See you in a month."

The three of them parted after exiting the soul train station, and Tang Wulin headed straight for the Tang Sect.

He was going there first as he wanted to visit the Battle Hall to see if there were any missions that had to be completed. After being absent for so long, he had to at least report his return to the organization. Furthermore, even more importantly, he was already a one-word battle armor master, yet he still hadn't raised his agent rank in the Battle Hall. He was still a white agent at the moment, yet a one-word battle armor master like him should be eligible to become a yellow agent.

After arriving at the headquarters of the Tang Sect, a thought immediately occurred to Tang Wulin; he wasn't wearing his agent uniform. A lot of his belongings had been confiscated by the academy, so it appeared that he really did have to return to the academy first.

After leaving for so long, he had forgotten that his soul communicator and many of his uncommon metals were still being held at the academy.

Everyone else appeared to have forgotten about this as well, and he didn't know if this would occur to Xie Xie and the others at some point.

However, seeing as he'd already arrived at the Tang Sect, he was going to pay it a visit first.

After entering through the doors, Tang Wulin was surprised to discover that there were a lot more people than usual at the Tang Sect headquarters today, and all of them seemed to be in quite a hurry.

Tang Wulin hadn't visited the Tang Sect on many occasions, so he didn't know all that many people here. Just as he was walking along, he suddenly caught sight of a familiar face.

The brawny and bald Hall Master Zhao just so happened to be making his way out of the building.

Tang Wulin obviously recognized him as he'd met this man back when Wu Zhangkong had first taken him here.

"Hall Master Zhao," Tang Wulin greeted with a respectful salute.

This Hall Master Zhao's full name was Zhao Song, and he was the master of one of the three outer halls of the Tang Sect, the Power Hall.

Zhao Song clearly didn't recognize him, and he asked, "Who are you?"

Tang Wulin spent three years in the Star Luo Empire, then went into seclusion before going off to undertake military training, so it had been many years since he'd last met Zhao Song. At the time, he was still a growing boy, and he had since become a well-built young man.

"I'm Tang Wulin, Hall Master Zhao."

"Tang Wulin? Ohhh, I remember you!" Zhao Song smiled as a hint of recognition appeared in his eyes, and he said, "I haven't seen you in many years; you've sure grown a lot taller. It's nice meeting you again, but I have to go and do something. You can go in and speak with Guo Xiaoxu."

He then quickly hurried away.

Guo Xiaoxu was the master of the Battle Hall, and Tang Wulin's direct superior. He was the one who had first recruited Tang Wulin into the Battle Hall.

When Tang Wulin arrived at the Battle Hall, the doors were open, and there were many people gathered in there as well. From the masks on their faces, it could be seen that there were many yellow and purple agents among them, and there were even a few black agents among their ranks.

Tang Wulin stuck his head in through the entrance, and he didn't know whether he should go in. All of a sudden, he was stopped in his tracks by a yellow agent.

"Who are you? Don't you know that the Battle Hall is off-limits?" the yellow agent asked in a serious voice.

Tang Wulin replied, "My apologies, I'm an agent as well, but I didn't wear my uniform today, so..."

"You're also an agent? If you're not in your uniform, then you're not an agent; how do you not know such a simple rule? Get out of here." The yellow agent then quickly rushed into the Battle Hall as well.

A resigned look appeared on Tang Wulin's face. He was very curious about what was happening. After all, there were already close to 100 agents gathered in the Battle Hall, and most of them were at the yellow grade or above. However, he couldn't go in without his uniform!

Just as he was preparing to leave, someone suddenly emerged from the Battle Hall. This person was wearing a red mask on his face, and Tang Wulin was extremely stunned to see this.

He hadn't even heard of red agents in the Battle Hall, let alone seen one in person.

Based on the hierarchical order of soul rings, it was undoubtedly the case that red agents were even more powerful than black agents. This red agent wasn't very tall or physically imposing, but he was radiating an unfathomable sense of pressure.

Tang Wulin hurriedly stepped aside to open up a path for him. However, the red agent suddenly stopped, and exclaimed, "Tang Wulin?"

Tang Wulin was quite taken aback to hear this, and he asked, "You know me?"

The red agent took off his own mask to reveal a familiar face to Tang Wulin; it was none other than the master of the Battle Hall, Guo Xiaoxu.

Tang Wulin immediately understood why this man was wearing a red mask; it made sense considering he was the master of the Battle Hall.

"Hello, Hall Master Guo."

A faint smile appeared on Guo Xiaoxu's face. "Why are you here today? And where's your agent uniform? Oh, by the way, I heard that you're already a one-word battle armor master now; come with me, and I'll take you to upgrade your agent rank."He turned toward the administration area of the Battle Hall as he spoke. 

Tang Wulin hurriedly followed along and asked in a low voice, "Why does our Battle Hall look so busy, Hall Master Guo?"

Guo Xiaoxu sighed, "How could we not be busy when such a major incident has happened? Our Battle Hall has always made it our duty to protect the federation, after all."

Tang Wulin was rather taken aback to hear this. "What happened?"

Guo Xiaoxu was also quite surprised. "You don't know?"

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