If he were to purely enhance his own physical constitution by consuming spirit items, then that would be far too wasteful.
Long Yuxue held her gun as she stood behind him, and she was quite reassured at the sight of his broad shoulders, as well as the calmness he displayed while killing those Engulfment Lizards. He wasn't fearful in the slightest even in the face of an actual battle, so he clearly possessed a lot of practical battle experience. Not bad!
Tang Wulin looked down at his Blood God Bracelet. He had slain three Engulfment Lizards, and that had earned him 30 accolades.
Tang Wulin continued onward, and Engulfment Lizards sprang toward them relentlessly, only to be converted into energy and accolades for him. After passing through a tunnel that was around 500 meters long, Tang Wulin had killed over 40 Engulfment Lizards, earning close to 500 accolades. This was his first relatively substantial haul earned through battle in the abyss.
The more Long Yuxue observed him from behind, the more astonished she became. The combat prowess that Tang Wulin had displayed when facing these Engulfment Lizards was extremely stable, and all of his attacks struck either the eyes or the heads of these lizards. The heads of Engulfment Lizards were comparable in hardness to certain alloys, but his Golden Dragon Spear was able to pierce through them without any trouble as if they were made of tofu.
What incredible melee combat prowess!
Long Yuxue was gradually able to relax a little, and the two of them arrived at the second node in this passageway.
Compared to the previous node, this one was slightly larger. It was a cave with a diameter of over 50 meters, and the spatial energy fluctuations in the surrounding area were quite intense.
As soon as Tang Wulin entered the node, he was greeted by the sight of a pair of greyish-white eyes that were filled with deathly energy.
This was a massive Engulfment Lizard that was more than 10 times the size of the Engulfment Lizard that they'd fought before this. Its body was over seven meters long, and was entirely covered by thick grey scales. These scales were constantly opening and closing while emanating faint grey mist as the creature inhaled and exhaled.
"Be careful, this is an Engulfment Lizard of a far higher level than the ones we faced before. The mist it emits is extremely versatile and can manifest into anything from armor to weapons. Try not to let it get close to you," Long Yuxue cautioned in a serious voice.
Tang Wulin rushed forward in a flash while pointing his Golden Dragon Spear up ahead. At the same time, he released his Golden Dragon Body, and golden dragon scales instantly appeared all over his skin while his hands transformed into golden dragon claws.
His eyes were also shimmering with golden light, and the massive Engulfment Lizard let loose a low roar as the mist emanating from its scales suddenly became denser. The mist surged forward rapidly, and just as the Golden Dragon Spear was about to pass through it, the mist suddenly congealed, enveloping the spear in the process.
Tang Wulin felt as if he'd plunged his Golden Dragon Spear into a swamp, and at the same time, the dense grey mist was surging toward him in an attempt to completely envelop him as well.
Right at this moment, a loud boom erupted, and the massive Engulfment Lizard let loose a roar of fury as most of the dense mist around it instantly dissipated.
Its massive body was also sent flying right after the resounding boom, and Tang Wulin didn't even have to look to know that Long Yuxue had just shot it with her gun. Melee combatants fighting at close-quarters while long-range offensive units covered them from a distance was a very standard battle tactic employed in the military.
Tang Wulin raised his left arm and made a hand signal to indicate that he had everything under control. He then shook the Golden Dragon Spear in his hand, and golden light erupted to dispel all of the grey mist. Following another flash of golden light, the spear had already been plunged into the Engulfment Lizard's head.
A burst of energy that was countless times richer than that of the energy in a normal Engulfment Lizard immediately surged into his body. The massive Engulfment Lizard also quickly vanished, but none of its energy was able to escape back into the abyss.
This really was a fantastic place for cultivation! Tang Wulin couldn't help but grow rather excited.
At this moment, Long Yuxue arrived beside him, and cautioned, "Don't get ahead of yourself. These abyssal creatures can't be judged using normal logic; at times, opponents that are seemingly quite weak can create huge problems for us."
Tang Wulin nodded, and said, "I'll keep that in mind, but you don't have to be in such a hurry to step in; you can cover me after it becomes apparent that I'm in a dangerous situation."
Long Yuxue harrumphed, "So this is how you repay me for helping you out!"
Tang Wulin couldn't help but burst into laughter. He could tell that Long Yuxue was extremely competitive and was either consciously or unconsciously comparing herself against him.
He glanced down at his Blood God Bracelet to find that he'd received 50 more accolades.
The only downside in Tang Wulin's mind was that there weren't all that many abyssal creatures within this small passageway.
They continued onward toward the next tunnel, but just as he was about to enter it, a strong sense of foreboding suddenly welled up in Tang Wulin's heart.
With his Spirit Abyss realm spiritual power, he had far sharper senses than the average person, and he plunged his Golden Dragon Spear forward without any hesitation. A golden dragon erupted forth along his Golden Dragon Spear, and he'd unleashed his Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens.
Even though the attack was quite rushed, Tang Wulin was so adept at using the Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens that he still managed to unleash at least 70% of its power.
A resounding boom rang out as a figure was blasted deep into the tunnel, and Tang Wulin only caught a brief glimpse of a pair of crimson eyes.
His body flashed forward as he entered the tunnel, and at the same time, he released his Golden Dragon Body while golden light erupted from his eyes.
Only after entering the tunnel did he manage to catch a clear glimpse of their enemy. This was a very strange-looking creature with a rhomboid body and six sets of claws. He immediately realized that this was a Six-clawed Demon that Long Yuxue had told him about in the past. This type of abyssal creature was very adept at concealment and unleashing sneak attacks, and they also possessed immense defensive prowess, as evidenced by the fact that this one remained largely unscathed despite being struck by Tang Wulin's Golden Dragon Spear.
It plunged its six sharp, long claws straight into the ground, and immediately thereafter, a dense expanse of spikes began to emerge from the ground beneath Tang Wulin's feet.
Each and every one of these spikes were very sharp and thin, and imbued with powerful destructive energy.
"Bam bam bam!" A string of explosive booms rang out, and the Six-clawed Demon's crimson pupils abruptly contracted.
It had struck its target with its attack, but that string of booms had come entirely from its spikes being shattered. Tang Wulin didn't even bother to evade as there was no way those spikes would be able to pierce through the defenses of his Golden Dragon Body.
He let loose a cold harrumph as he stomped his right foot violently into the ground. A massive boom rang out, and all of the surrounding spikes were shattered into countless pieces. Immediately thereafter, the Golden Dragon Spear in his hand was sent flying, and the Six-clawed Demon had only just been flung up into the air by the force of his stomp when it was pinned to the ground following a flash of golden light.
A series of golden halos erupted from the Golden Dragon Spear, and after it returned to Tang Wulin's hand, it immediately reciprocated him with the energy of the Six-clawed Demon.
Tang Wulin looked down at the dual-tip spear in his hand with a very pleased expression. The fact that it was constantly reciprocating him with energy meant that he would be granted an extreme abundance of stamina.
Not only was this energy replenishing his blood essence power, even his soul power had been replenished quite significantly.
Tang Wulin was already beginning to feel that serving at the Blood God Legion wasn't going to be a painful experience. Instead, it was a brilliant opportunity for him.
Only then did Long Yuxue arrive in the cave, just in time to see the Six-clawed Demon being slain by Tang Wulin's Golden Dragon Spear. She could also take care of a Six-clawed Demon on her own, but she was more adept at long-range combat and Six-clawed Demons had extremely powerful defensive prowess, so it would've taken her a while to kill it.
She gave Tang Wulin a thumbs-up, and asked, "How do you feel?"
Tang Wulin smiled, and replied, "I'm not really satisfied."
Long Yuxue rolled her eyes in response. "You're still not satisfied? What else do you want? Let me tell you this; the most arrogant newbies are always the ones who die the quickest, so don't be overly conceited. There are countless prodigies who have served in the Blood God Legion, but only the prodigies who survive are true prodigies."
"I understand that. Let's keep going." Tang Wulin strode on ahead.
Long Yuxue followed along behind him, and she was slightly entranced by the sight of his broad shoulders, his ramrod-straight back, his crisp white military uniform, and his shimmering golden spear. She felt as if this man was completely identical to the image of the perfect future lover that she'd envisioned countless times in her mind.
However, at the same time, her father's words of warning also surfaced in her mind. He was indeed incredibly outstanding, but at the same time, he was bearing a far heavier burden than anyone else.
From her own selfish perspective, she'd rather have him a little less exceptional than he currently was; perhaps those burdens wouldn't fall onto his shoulders then.
Tang Wulin was naturally oblivious to what Long Yuxue was thinking. The rewards that he'd reaped from killing abyssal creatures had filled him with battle intent, and he was striding onward in an eager but still cautious manner.
Through the observation of his Purple Demon Eyes and immense spiritual power, he slew several more abyssal creatures. They didn't grant him much energy, but it was more than enough to replenish the energy he was expending.
It took a lot longer for them to reach the next node as the abyssal creatures along the way were far more powerful than the Engulfment Lizards they'd first encountered.Previous Chapter Next Chapter