His expression fell slightly as he spoke, and he continued, "Truth be told, only after we sensed the aura of the Son of Nature from your body did we truly believe that Shrek Academy had been destroyed. The last Child of Nature was none other than the ancient Golden Tree in Shrek Academy, and its existence has been supporting the entire natural world. I can only imagine that it must've already been destroyed."
Tang Wulin was completely stunned to hear this. It was just as the Beautiful Silk Tulip had said, the Golden Tree had already been destroyed, and he had become the Son of Nature with the assistance of the ancient Golden Tree. As such, he had actually already become the Son of Nature prior to the Golden Tree's destruction!
Why had nature been damaged to such a severe extent? Humans were undoubtedly responsible for this. As a member of the human race himself, the thought left a very bad taste in Tang Wulin's mouth.
"What will happen if the seed of nature doesn't get to grow and flourish?" Zang Xin suddenly asked.
The Beautiful Silk Tulip's expression changed slightly, and he explained, "Nature will be destroyed, and the widespread destruction will follow. All living beings will slowly perish due to the fact that a huge chunk of the food chain is missing, and the Douluo Continent will fall into ruin. All living beings will slowly become extinct."
This was a very grim description, and all of the members of Shrek’s Seven Monsters were stunned to hear this. Thinking back to the current situation on the continent, soul beasts were already on the brink of extinction. Human technology was advancing at a rapid rate, and almost every single major city had transformed into forests of iron and steel. The habitats of all other living beings had been encroached upon to an extreme extent. If all forests were to disappear from the continent one day, would this world continue to be an inhabitable place?
No one could provide an answer to this, and the Beautiful Silk Tulip seemed to be a little too severe and pessimistic, but in reality, things really did seem to be trending toward that direction! The gradual extinction of all living beings was perfectly evidenced by soul beasts.
Tang Wulin asked, "What should I do as the Son of Nature?"
The Beautiful Silk Tulip shook his head with a blank look on his face. "Ever since we've been born here, all of the information we know about the Child of Nature has been embedded into our DNA, so this is all the information that we have. I don't know what you should do as the Son of Nature, but what I can be sure of is that all of us plants will help you and protect you. All of us hope to see you become stronger so you can restore the vitality of nature one day."
Tang Wulin nodded in response. An additional burden had been placed onto his shoulders.
An expectant look appeared on the Beautiful Silk Tulip's face. "So what's your choice?"
Tang Wulin was silent for a moment before replying, "Seeing as you're all willing to help me, can you all leave this place with me? I don't need any of you as my soul spirit; you'll only be my companions, will that be possible?"
All six of these Great Beasts were beings who were at least comparable to Titled Douluos, and even without suits of battle armor, they were most definitely still all extremely powerful beings. With their assistance, it would undoubtedly be much easier to rebuild Shrek Academy in the future.
The Beautiful Silk Tulip faltered slightly before a wry smile appeared on his face. "That won't be possible. We're different from normal plant system soul beasts as all of our powers have been inflated by the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well, and our actual ages are only a tenth of our current age. Hence, if we were to leave the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well, then we'd steadily become weaker, and our lifespans will be significantly shortened. It won't be long before we'll be afflicted by heavenly tribulations and destroyed. When that time comes, even if we become your soul spirit, the caliber of the soul spirit will be far inferior. Hence, unless you can fuse all of us as soul spirits at once, there's no way that we can all leave with you."
Tang Wulin's heart stirred upon hearing this, and he said, "I may not be enough on my own, but I have all of my friends here; they can also fuse soul spirits! Oh, sorry, I'm being too selfish here..."
A remorseful look suddenly appeared on Tang Wulin's face as he realized what he was asking.
If all of these Great Beasts were to become their soul spirits, then if something were to happen to them in the near future, these Great Beasts would have to perish alongside them.
However, the Beautiful Silk Tulip faltered slightly before turning to the other five Great Beasts with a contemplative look on his face.
A rapid spiritual sense discussion began to take place between them.
Tang Wulin was about to say something else, but Zang Xin gestured for him to wait and remain silent for now.
Moments later, the Beautiful Silk Tulip turned toward Tang Wulin with a serious expression, and said, "What you suggest isn't completely out of the question, but we need to confirm a few things firsts. Number one, will you always be with your friends?"
Tang Wulin glanced at his friends before replying in a voice that was full of conviction, "We'll definitely always be together. We may not constantly be together every second of every day, but in the end, we'll definitely all come together to rebuild Shrek Academy."
The Beautiful Silk Tulip continued, "Alright, my second question is, what do you plan on doing with our Ice Fire Yin Yang Well in the future? The Ice Fire Yin Yang Well is one of the three greatest treasures realms in the current world. I don't know whether the other two exist, but what I can tell you for sure is that if you want to restore the vitality of nature, the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well will be of tremendous assistance to you."
Tang Wulin asked, "I can borrow the power of this place?"
The Beautiful Silk Tulip replied, "Other people may not be able to do so, but you're the Son of Nature and you possess the Golden Dragon King bloodline, so you'll definitely be able to. Your bloodline will make the two dragon souls of the Dragon Masters willing to follow you, and your identity as the Son of Nature evoked unconditional trust within all of us plants. As such, not only can you borrow the power of this place, you can even take this entire place with you if you want."
Even Zang Xin couldn't help but draw a sharp breath upon hearing this, and he appraised the Beautiful Silk Tulip in a rather dazed manner.
Tang Wulin was also quite taken aback to hear this, and after a moment of contemplation, he replied, "I can't give you a definitive answer to this question for now, but what I can tell you is that if I were to attain the power to restore the vitality of nature someday, I'll definitely do everything in my power to accomplish that goal. I'll only decide on what I want to do with the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well when that time comes. Also, as a disciple of the Tang Sect, I'll always keep the Tang Sect's promise not to excessively draw upon the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well's power."
Despite the fact that he hadn't received a clear-cut reply from Tang Wulin, a smile appeared on the Beautiful Silk Tulip's face. "As expected of the Son of Nature chosen by the ancient Golden Tree."
The fact that he wasn't rushing to make any promises made the Great Beasts more trusting toward him instead.
The Beautiful Silk Tulip continued, "One last question. To put it more accurately, this is a condition. I hope that when you plant the seed of nature someday, you can plant the six of us around it."
Tang Wulin faltered slightly before immediately replying, "As long as I figure out how to plant the seed of nature, I'll be sure to do that."
"Alright, you have yourself a deal." The Beautiful Silk Tulip strode forward, and his hands suddenly began to flash through the air. Streaks of light began to flash and appear in mid-air, forming a spectacular pattern, and the other five Great Beast also conjured up light patterns of their own.
Their will began to flow into Tang Wulin's mind, and it consisted of none other than the three things that he'd just promised them.
"Please sign the contract, and after that, all six of us will be willing to become the soul spirits of you and your friends. We'll stay with you and your friends till death do us part," the Beautiful Silk Tulip said in a voice that was filled with conviction.
Tang Wulin was ecstatic to hear this, as were the four other members of Shrek’s Seven Monsters who were still conscious at this point. All of these soul spirits could grant them soul rings of at least the 100,000-year level! They would undoubtedly provide significant enhancements to everyone in all aspects. Each of these soul spirits could bestow upon them at least two to three soul rings, and perhaps their soul skills wouldn't be particularly powerful, but they would definitely be able to provide brilliant enhancements.Previous Chapter Next Chapter