His right hand clenched into a fist, which he launched directly at the six-clawed bat up ahead.
The bat had only just stabilized its body after emerging from the cave, so it had no time to evade, and could only retaliate with its six claws.
This was going to be a direct clash between six claws and one fist.
However, right at this moment, Tang Wulin employed a little trick; he tucked his legs beneath him before gently tapping his feet against two of the bat's claws. In doing so, his body was elevated slightly, thereby allowing him to evade the bat's claws while his fist rammed viciously into its head.
"Boom!" The six-clawed bat's body was reduced to pieces. Tang Wulin drew upon the recoil force to perform a backward somersault before descending from the sky. During his descent, he unleashed his Controlling Crane Capturing Dragon to draw the alloy staff that he'd just hurled away back to him.
Despite the fact that he had no access to his soul power, his blood essence vortex was still rotating at a rapid rate, so he was able to use his Controlling Crane Capturing Dragon anyway, and the alloy staff immediately returned to his grasp.
The final six-clawed bat was extremely cunning; as opposed to attacking him, it pounced directly toward the major instead.
The major stood still on the spot, but her brows had furrowed slightly. Tang Wulin had indeed just displayed immense combat prowess, but he would not be welcome to the Blood God Legion if he were just a ruffian who didn't care about his comrades.
However, right at this moment, a black shadow flashed past, and a dull thump rang out. The six-claws bat was just about to reach her when its body was completely punctured by the alloy staff from the side. The momentum of the staff sent it flying toward the rock face in the distance, and only in the instant that the staff struck the rock face did the terrifying power imbued within it completely erupt, instantly shattering the six-claws bat's body.
Just as the major was looking on in a flabbergasted manner, Tang Wulin had already returned to her side.
Right at this moment, a black shadow reached Tang Wulin like lightning. It wasn't very large, but it was very long, and it seemed to be a snake, but it had rows of tiny claws under its body. As soon as it reached Tang Wulin, it abruptly opened its massive mouth before chomping down upon him.
This creature had appeared far too abruptly, and it had appeared virtually right after Tang Wulin hurled his staff through the air for the second time to destroy the third six-clawed bat. Of course, its target was the major as opposed to Tang Wulin.
He had been fast enough to position himself in front of the major, but he no longer had his staff. The creature opened its mouth until it was in excess of a meter in diameter, and there were rows of menacing sharp teeth within its massive mouth. What was even more terrifying was that it had a long tongue, which shot forth toward Tang Wulin like a lightning-fast spear.
If he were to address its spear-like tongue, then he wouldn't be able to oppose its sharp teeth. Furthermore, he had only just managed to wedge himself between the creature and the major, so no matter how one looked at it, he wouldn't have enough time to formulate an effective defense against this creature's attack.
However, in this dire situation, Tang Wulin did something that came as a complete surprise to the major. He seemed to have intentionally slipped, and his entire body fell backward. Not only that, but his right arm struck the backs of the major's knees, causing her to also keel over and fall backward.
She let loose a cry of surprise, and she couldn't control her body as the creature's spear-like tongue passed over not far above her face. However, she refrained from closing her eyes. All exceptional soldiers had to have the presence of mind to keep their eyes open during dangerous situations, and she turned her head toward Tang Wulin.
As a result, she was greeted by the sight of Tang Wulin supporting his body with one leg as he fell backward while his other leg kicked directly upward, striking the underside of the creature's mouth.
The kick contained extremely terrifying power, and the creature's mouth was immediately sealed shut as its chin quickly crashed into the roof of its mouth.
Its own extended tongue was severed by its sharp teeth, and on top of that, Tang Wulin's enormous strength has shattered all of its teeth, sending them flying out of its mouth as pulverized fragments.
At the same time, he had the presence of mind to pull against the backs of the major's knees, and she immediately felt a burst of gentle power sweeping toward her, stabilizing her body in the instant right before she was about to crash to the ground. Tang Wulin then shot back and wound his right arm around her waist. He gently slapped his left hand against the ground, and he didn’t appear to have exerted much force at all, but in the next instant, both he and the major were on their feet.
Everything had taken place in the span of just a few short breaths, but Tang Wulin's movements were extremely smooth and appeared to be completely unhurried. The snake-like creature's tongue and teeth had been completely destroyed by his kick, and its body was flung up into the air. Tang Wulin tapped a foot against the ground and rose up into the air, rushing quickly toward the alloy staff with his arm still wound around the major's waist.
Only then did the major return to her senses, and there was only one thought in her mind. You can do that?!
At this moment, a string of ferocious howls erupted from within the cave. The snake that Tang Wulin had just kicked flying suddenly faltered in mid-air before a massive paw emerged from the largest of the caves, grabbing onto the snake and abruptly wrenching it backward. The snake then vanished amid a bloodcurdling howl.
At this point, Tang Wulin had only just pulled out his staff, and a grim expression appeared on his face. What was that thing? The diameter of the claw that had just been revealed was over six meters. Proportionally speaking, there was no way that the owner of that paw could fit into that cave. Furthermore, this was the first time during this trial that he'd been struck by a sense of threat.
He dragged the major behind him, then brandished his staff and fixed an intense gaze into that cave.
After a brief pause, the entire cave suddenly began to tremor slightly, and plumes of mist abruptly began to emerge from all of the holes at once.
A hint of astonishment flashed through the major's eyes. She clearly recognized what this mist was, but at the same time, it was quite apparent that she didn't expect something like this to appear during the trial.
The dense mist was yellow in color, and as soon as it emerged, Tang Wulin could feel a change in the temperature in the entire cave. It wasn't just a simple increase or decrease in temperature. Instead, it was fluctuating in an unsteady manner. A sense of invisible pressure swept forth from within the mist.
What was this thing?
Tang Wulin chose to calmly observe the situation rather than rush forward to attack. A creature that posed a threat to him had to be extremely powerful.
The mist quickly converged, and a massive figure gradually appeared.
This was a monstrous creature that Tang Wulin had never seen before. Its head resembled that of a giant dragon, and its body was as huge as a small mountain. It was entirely covered in dark green scales, and there were three legs supporting its body. Its upper body was extremely muscular, and it had a pair of very long arms. Tang Wulin had just seen one of the paws that was attached to its two arms, and both of those paws were over six meters in diameter. There was a massive tail trailing along behind it, and it had four crimson eyes, all of which were emitting an extremely vicious light.
"Be careful, this is a Ba'an," the major cautioned.
Ba'an? What was that supposed to be? The major had told him the name of this creature, but that information wasn't very useful to him at all.
It was quite apparent that this monster would be very troublesome to deal with. Tang Wulin said in a grim voice, "You stay right beside this rock face and don't move; I'll take care of this thing." He strode forward and charged directly toward the monster as he spoke.
This thing was way too massive; it appeared to be over 40 meters tall, and among all of the land-dwelling creatures that Tang Wulin had seen, it was second only to a Tyrant Dragon in size.
It was just a pity that he couldn't use his martial soul at the moment. Otherwise, he'd be able to summon his Tyrant Dragon as a perfect counter to this thing.
Compared to this massive Ba'an, Tang Wulin was extremely tiny and insignificant. All of a sudden, his body abruptly sprang upward like a speeding arrow. He swung his staff directly toward the Ba'an while the major looked on from the corner, and for some reason, her heart tremored slightly in that instant.
Not everyone had the courage to charge directly toward a monster like a Ba'an, especially when they were facing such a being for the very first time.
The Ba'an let loose a roar of fury, and its eyes lit up like balls of fire. It opened its mouth to blast a plume of dark purple flames toward Tang Wulin, and the major reflexively closed her eyes. She really didn't want to see Tang Wulin being incinerated into nothingness by this abyssal monster.
Without any equipment, a normal Soul Master would be instantly melted away by the Ba'an's Demonic Abyssal Flames and reduced to a vengeful spirit!
However, the sound that traveled to her ears in the next instant was a roar of pain and fury from the Ba'an.
She hurriedly opened her eyes, and she was astonished to see that a golden figure had already appeared above the Ba'an's head. She would never forget the astonishing scenes that she witnessed next. The Ba'an's enormous body was sent flying like a gargantuan cannonball before crashing heavily into the rock face in the distance, then thudding onto the ground.
Tang Wulin descended from the sky and threw away the staff in his hand. He had no choice; the staff had already been completely bent and was unusable.Previous Chapter Next Chapter