"Step aside, Momo!" Another figure flashed forward, and Tang Wulin felt a scorching sensation sweep directly toward him as the exquisitely beautiful Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower appeared right in front of him, and urged, "Pick me! I possess the strongest combat prowess among everyone. I can provide you with the purest of flames and enhance all of your abilities. I can even bestow upon you innate fire elemental control!"
"What are you all doing? Where is your pride as a Great Beast?" the Beautiful Silk Tulip roared with rage as he held back the remaining three Great Beasts, all of whom were also preparing to rush forward. He then strode directly toward Tang Wulin and brushed both Momo and the Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower aside one after the other.
After that, he faced Tang Wulin, and the prideful look had already been wiped clean from his eyes. "I agree!"
The other five Great Beasts immediately erupted into a frenzy upon hearing this.
"What do you mean by you agree?" Momo immediately tugged on the Beautiful Silk Tulip's arm.
The Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower also flared up with rage. "How could you be so shameless, Tutu? How could you do this?"
The Beautiful Silk Tulip chuckled coldly, "Who was it that just said that they still had 3,000 years left to live and definitely wouldn't become a soul spirit for a human?"
The Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower countered in an enraged manner, "That's completely different! He's the Son of Nature; if we follow him, we can continue to cultivate at any time with him as our root. With his protection, we won't even have to face heavenly tribulations! Even if he does die one day, he'll naturally form an ancient tree of nature, and as a soul spirit of his, I'll naturally be reborn under the protection of the ancient tree of nature. Even if this isn't true immortality, it's close enough. In comparison, who cares about the 3,000 years I have left to live?"
The Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower's words were definitely not enough to convince the Beautiful Silk Tulip to step down, but they immediately enlightened Tang Wulin.
Even he didn't think that he would be such an attractive host to these spirit plants as the Son of Nature.
Ye Xinglan, Xie Xie, Yuanen Yehui, and Yue Zhengyu were already completely flabbergasted at this point.
Were these Great Beasts performing a comedy skit? In the beginning, they were trying to kill Zang Xin and everyone else, but now, they were throwing themselves at Tang Wulin and begging to become his soul spirt. The speed at which their attitudes were changing was downright incredible. However, this seemed to be good news.
The Beautiful Silk Tulip turned to Tang Wulin, and said, "Son of Nature, I can allow you to take an additional spirit item from this place, and I can tell you which type of spirit item is the most precious one here."
"You're selling out your friends for your own benefit! Are you really that shameless, Tutu?" Another Great Beast rushed forward with an enraged look on his face.
The Beautiful Silk Tulip harrumphed coldly, "You don't know anything! Have you not realized what his martial soul is? It's the Bluesilver Emperor, the same martial soul as the founder of the Tang Sect, Tang San. Tang San chose my predecessor 20,000 years ago, so as a descendent of his, this Son of Nature naturally has to choose me! Don't even try to argue; I'm not backing down!"
Light flashed from the Beautiful Silk Tulip's body as he spoke, and a layer of purple light was instantly released from his body. The auras of the other five Great Beasts were immediately severely debilitated as a result. This was most likely the ability to weaken other plants that the Beautiful Silk Tulip had spoken about earlier.
Tang Wulin remained completely silent. As cunning as he was, he naturally understood that remaining silent in this situation would benefit him the most.
"You can't do this, Tutu! We all discovered the Son of Nature together, and this is a chance for all of us to attain immortality! Are you really just going to sever all ties with us and forcibly take this opportunity for yourself?" the Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower interrogated in a furious manner.
A blue-robed young man who appeared to be the youngest among the six Great Beasts stepped forward, and chimed in, "Exactly! I can't keep watching this any longer!"
"Little Ice, your predecessor already ascended into the Divine Realm with that Spirit Ice Douluo, so you're the least qualified among everyone to be criticizing me!" the Beautiful Silk Tulip countered in an enraged manner.
Only then did Tang Wulin realize that this blue-robed young man was none other than the Octagonal Mysterious Ice Grass. His predecessor was one of the Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao's soul spirits.
However, after receiving backlash from all of his friends, the Beautiful Silk Tulip had also fallen into deep thought. After a short while, he heaved a faint sigh and withdrew his purple aura before joining his friends again.
"Little Fire is right; this is an opportunity for everyone, and we've all been blinded by our greed. The Son of Nature does indeed present an immensely attractive opportunity for all of us. As such, in order to ensure fairness, I suggest we introduce our own abilities and let this Son of Nature choose for himself."
As the monarch of the immortal plants, he had chosen to make this a fair contest in the end.
The six Great Beasts all turned to Tang Wulin in unison, and the Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower hurriedly introduced, "I am the Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower, and I was born beside the yang half of the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well. I am a fire attribute plant of the highest caliber, and I've already told you how I'll benefit you if I were to become your soul spirit. Even though our attributes make it appear as if we're not very synergistic with one another, what I have to tell you is that Tang San once used my predecessor and Little Ice's predecessor to refine and strengthen his body through fire and ice. Even though our predecessors didn't become soul rings of his, they still helped him immensely."
Refining one's body through fire and ice? This was the first time that Tang Wulin had ever heard of something like this.
The Octagonal Mysterious Ice Grass immediately chimed in, "Exactly! I'm the direct opposite of Little Fire; I was born beside the yin half of the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well, and I'm an ice attribute plant of the highest caliber."
The Great Beast that had been referred to as Momo made his self-introduction next. "My name is Momo, and I'm a Blackjade Divine Bamboo that has already cultivated for 160,000 years. You and I will definitely have fantastic synergy, and if you absorb me, the power of your martial soul will be bolstered significantly. I'll add a hard and unyielding side to your soft and supple vines, and all of your Bluesilver Emperor vines will be able to form peerlessly powerful Blackjade Bluesilver Spears. The combat prowess of your martial soul will be boosted dramatically as a result."
The other two Great Beasts also stepped forward one after another, and the one on the left said, "I am the Keen Gaze Dew, and Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao chose my predecessor to cultivate his Spirit Eyes and Purple Demon Eyes, thereby allowing him to attain extremely powerful abilities. I've only cultivated for 110,000 years thus far, but I've already transcended my first heavenly tribulation, so I'm still a Great Beast. If you absorb me, I'll be greatly beneficial to your Purple Demon Eyes."
The final Great Beast was the most muscular among all six. "I am the Land Dragon Golden Melon. I've cultivated for 190,000 years thus, and if you absorb me, you'll also be able to attain orange soul rings. All of us are Great Beasts, but only those of us who are close to their second heavenly tribulations can grant you orange soul spirits. I possess the power of land dragons and I'm an earth attribute plant. I can sense that you have an extremely powerful earth attribute soul bone on your body; if you fuse with me, your control over the power of earth will be enhanced to a massive degree. Even the soul skills that come with that soul bone of yours will be enhanced significantly."
The five Great Beasts had all completed their self-introductions, and it was finally the Beautiful Silk Tulip's turn. "They're all telling the truth. Also, we're all Great Beasts who have attained intelligence, so no matter which one of us you choose, we'll provide you with a soul bone when you fuse with us during your next breakthrough. I think the ones among us that are most suitable for you are me, Momo, and Guagua. [Gua (瓜) is the Chinese character for melon, so he's referring to the Land Dragon Golden Melon by his nickname/pet name, which basically translates directly to melon melon.] I'm making these judgments while appraising this situation directly from your viewpoint."
Tang Wulin fell silent upon hearing this. He was feeling quite spoiled for choice.
For a Soul Master, 100,000-year-old soul rings and soul bones could be considered as ultimate pursuits. However, there were currently six beings over 100,000 years of age willing to become his soul spirit, and they were lining up to be chosen by him. Such an occurrence had most likely never taken place in history, and he was really struggling to make a choice.
"Before I make my decision, would you be able to tell me why all of you hold me as the Son of Nature in such high regard? What kind of special meaning is there behind the concept of this Son of Nature?" Tang Wulin asked.
This was a question that had stumped even Atlas Douluo Yun Ming in the past, and it was clearly the ideal opportunity for him to receive an answer from these plant system Great Beasts.
The Beautiful Silk Tulip was silent for a moment before explaining, "The Son of Nature is a seed that has been acknowledged by nature."
"A seed?" Tang Wulin asked in a surprised manner.
The Beautiful Silk Tulip nodded, and continued, "That's right, a seed. We also refer to the Son of Nature as the Seed of the Great Dao, and such seeds have only appeared an extremely limited number of times in history. Only when the core of nature on this continent has been damaged will a seed of nature be born, and that seed will become the future core of nature. In other words, when nature has been damaged too severely, the beings that stand at the pinnacle of the plant world would produce a seed and bestow it upon a Child of Nature. This Child of Nature will find opportunities to nurture this seed and restore the vitality of nature. The seed of nature can appear on any plant or animal, but this is the first time we've heard of it being bestowed upon a human."Previous Chapter Next Chapter