In this day and age, where soul beasts were on the brink of extinction, it was extraordinarily difficult to obtain 100,000-year-old soul rings, so this was definitely an opportunity of unprecedented proportions.
Under the guidance of Zang Xin, Tang Wulin bit through the skin on his finger and released a drop of blood, swearing a vow at the same time to form pacts with all six of the Great Beasts.
Later generations referred to this pact as the Ice Fire Pact, and it had an extremely profound effect on the future Shrek Academy, as well as even the entire future continent.
After the pact was forged, all six of the Great Beasts were brimming with excitement. They didn't seem to be dejected in the slightest in response to the fact that they were about to become soul spirits.
The Beautiful Silk Tulip smiled, and said, "My Lord, you can make your choice now."
"My Lord?" Tang Wulin exclaimed.
The Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower also smiled as she chimed in, "Of course! the Child of Nature is the will of nature and the ruler of all plants, so we naturally have to refer to you as such. Which one of us are you going to choose?"
After a brief moment of contemplation, Tang Wulin decided, "I'll choose Senior Beautiful Silk Tulip."
He had made his decision very quickly, and all six Great Beasts, including the Beautiful Silk Tulip himself, were quite taken aback.
A curious look appeared on the Beautiful Silk Tulip's face as he asked, "Why did you choose me so quickly, my Lord?"
Tang Wulin replied in a serious manner, "Not only can you bestow upon me orange soul rings, you also possess boundless wisdom. Orange soul rings will be extremely important for enhancing my body; I require a powerful body in order to continue to elevate my Golden Dragon King bloodline. On top of that, you can command all plants and grant me immunity to all poisons. All of your abilities are very synergistic with my identity as the Son of Nature, as well as my Bluesilver Emperor martial soul, so choosing you was a no-brainer."
The other five Great Beasts were all rather disappointed, but they didn't say anything. After signing the pact, Tang Wulin's position in their hearts had become completely different.
In contrast, the Beautiful Silk Tulip was completely overjoyed. "You are a very wise and tasteful human, my Lord. I can see that you're still some way away from reaching rank 60 in your soul power, so prior to that, I'll be adhering myself to your body until you can absorb me. Your aura as the Son of Nature will only be beneficial to us, and we shouldn't devolve if we only leave the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well for a short time. Please come with me, my Lord."
The Beautiful Silk Tulip turned around and strode toward the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well as he spoke.
He drew to a halt in front of a massive purple flower by the lake. This huge flower was the particularly eye-catching one that everyone had caught sight of during their descent into this valley, and it was also the largest flower in the entire Ice Fire Yin Yang Well.
The Beautiful Silk Tulip smiled, and said, "This is my true body. From now on, I am yours, my Lord."
He pointed a finger at the massive tulip as he spoke, and the flower quickly withdrew its petals to form a bud, then slowly rose up and floated toward Tang Wulin.
As it flew through the air, the massive flower bud shrank rapidly, and Tang Wulin's Bluesilver Emperor martial soul was automatically drawn out by the Beautiful Silk Tulip. The greenish-golden soul ring that Tang Wulin had no control over flashed, and a golden projection immediately appeared on his forehead.
The projection had the shape of a seed, and the Beautiful Silk Tulip was ecstatic to see this. He waved his right hand through the air, and the tiny flower bud that was his true body immediately vanished into Tang Wulin's glabella.
Tang Wulin immediately felt a delightful aroma spread all over his entire body, and he was struck by an indescribable sense of comfort, as if his entire being had been cleansed by the beautiful fragrance.
"The seed of nature is in your mind, my Lord; it is a great honor for me to be able to temporarily exist alongside the seed of nature." The Beautiful Silk Tulip fell to one knee in front of Tang Wulin as he spoke, and his eyes were filled with elation.
"My Lord, none of your friends have reached a point where they're about to make breakthroughs at the moment, so can we also temporarily be drawn into your mind alongside the seed of nature? If we can spend enough time with the seed of nature, our powers will also be significantly enhanced, and we'll be able to form orange soul spirits in the future as well; I'm sure that'll be of immense benefit to your friends, my Lord," the Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower said with a hopeful look on her face.
Indeed, none of his friends were ready to make breakthroughs at the moment, with the exception of Xu Lizhi.
Tang Wulin replied, "I see no issue with that; it's just my friend over there, who's absorbing the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb, may be about to make a breakthrough soon."
The Beautiful Silk Tulip said, "Apologies, my Lord; as you and your friends were choosing immortal plants, I refrained from explaining some details. The Chaotic Element Immortal Herb is indeed an immortal plant of the highest caliber, but it holds exclusivity in extremely high regard. Following the injection of chaotic elemental energy into his body, your friend will no longer have the potential to fuse with any other plant system soul beast, so none of us will be able to fuse with him. However, the chaotic elemental energy can drastically enhance the potency of his soul power.
"Among beings of the same cultivation rank, the amount of soul power he possesses will at least be superior by 40%. On top of that, if the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb approves of him to a sufficient degree, it's not impossible for it to become his sixth soul ring, but that'll depend on whether he receives the acknowledgment of the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb during the fusion process. If it's willing to give itself over to your friend in its entirety, then it'll be able to become his soul spirit."
"I was unwilling in the beginning, but with the Son of Nature here, I've obviously changed my mind." A streak of white light rose up from the place where the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb had been plucked from, and it formed a white projection of light. The projection was of the shape of a rotund young man, and it appeared to be rather similar in appearance to Xu Lizhi.
"You've already manifested a human form?" The Beautiful Silk Tulip stared at the projection with a stunned expression.
A resigned look appeared on the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb's face. "Chaotic element plants like us are different from all of you; we can manifest human forms at 100,000 years of age even without having to transcend heavenly tribulations, and our first heavenly tribulations will only arrive at 150,000 years old. All of you are constantly bickering, and it's really annoying, so I didn't want to reveal myself to you. Now that the Son of Nature is here and my body is being absorbed by that little fatso, there's nothing left for me to say. My Lord, please accept my seed and plant it next to the seed of nature in the future as well."
A round white seed flew from his palm toward Tang Wulin as he spoke.
Tang Wulin didn't even need to actively do anything, and the seed of nature on his forehead produced a burst of suction force that absorbed the seed of the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb.
The Chaotic Element Immortal Herb extended respectful salute toward Tang Wulin before rising up into the air and descending directly toward Xu Lizhi's body in an elated manner. Right at this moment, Xu Lizhi's aura suddenly erupted in a frenzy, indicating that he'd clearly made a breakthrough.
As the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb fused into his body, a red soul ring naturally appeared around him. There was a golden pattern running along the soul ring; this was something that could only be bestowed upon someone by a soul beast that was over 100,000 years old.
At the same time, a projection of the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb appeared behind him. As a food system Soul Master, it was undoubtedly the case that Xu Lizhi's sixth soul skill would give everyone a very pleasant surprise.
His soul ring may not have been orange in color, but he wasn't any worse off than his friends. Among Shrek’s Seven Monsters, Ye Xinglan, Yuanen Yehui, Xie Xie, and Yue Zhengyu had all already become six-ring Soul Emperors, so only Xu Xiaoyan and Tang Wulin were still five-ring Soul Kings.
Xu Lizhi's sixth soul ring was already a 100,000-year-old soul ring; if he wanted to, it wouldn't be impossible for him to receive three or even four 100,000-year-old soul rings from the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb, which meant that he'd have an extra high-grade soul ring compared to his friends.
Only Xu Xiaoyan and Tang Wulin would have the potential to attain superior soul ring configurations. Gu Yue was already a six-ring Soul Emperor, and she'd also consumed a Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum. In order to ensure fairness as the captain of the team, Tang Wulin couldn't give one of these six soul spirits to Gu Yue.
He couldn't even relinquish his own soul spirit and give it to her if he wanted to as he was the Son of Nature. If he didn't choose to fuse with one of the six Great Beasts, all of them would most likely immediately flare up with rage.
Ye Xinglan wore an extremely elated smile on her face. It was downright incredible for a food system Soul Master to attain a 100,000-year-old soul ring, especially when it was only his sixth soul ring!
Under normal circumstances, Xu Lizhi wouldn't have been powerful enough to fuse with such a powerful soul ring. However, this Chaotic Element Immortal Herb had become his soul spirit, and its body had been used as a spirit item to nurture Xu Lizhi's body. Only then had he been just barely able to fuse with that soul ring. All the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb had to do now was hold back some of its power for Xu Lizhi to absorb after making future breakthroughs, and his body would definitely be able to handle all of his power.
All of the Great Beasts also revealed their true bodies one after another. The Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower, Blackjade Divine Bamboo, Land Dragon Golden Melon, Octagonal Mysterious Ice Grass, and Keen Gaze Dew all rose up into the air in their true forms, then shrank down drastically before eagerly vanishing into the seed of nature within Tang Wulin's glabella.
Tang Wulin immediately felt several types of auras flow through his body, and through the nurturing effects of these auras, he was surprised to discover that his soul power had risen by another rank. As expected of Great Beast level spirit items!Previous Chapter Next Chapter