Tang Wulin fought alongside Jiang Wuyue, and they acted as the spearhead of the melee combat battalions, keeping all of the most powerful abyssal creatures at bay. After slaying four Ba'ans in rapid succession, they had almost forced the abyssal creatures all the way to the entrance of the passageway.
Tang Wulin was thoroughly enjoying himself, slaying one abyssal creature after another while his Golden Dragon Spear drew a relentless stream of greyish-black energy into his body.
His body displayed the most pronounced reaction when killing Ba'ans, and his dragon core began to glow brightly due to the enormous influx of energy.
Compared to the energy that was being absorbed by his blood essence vortex, the energy currently being absorbed by his dragon core was being compressed by about a hundredfold, thereby transforming it into the most essential form of energy.
The influx of energy seemed to be smaller because it was so severely compressed, but Tang Wulin could clearly sense that his dragon core was increasing in size.
This process was very slow, but only the most essential energy that had been compressed by a hundredfold could contribute to gradually enlarging the dragon core.
Tang Wulin really enjoyed being on the battlefield. He had almost been killed by that abyssal emperor, but with the Blood God protecting overhead, he had nothing to fear. Even if he were to encounter powerful abyssal creatures like Demonic Enchantresses and Black Empresses, he would still be able to match them in battle.
His Violent Golden Dragon Domain had also completely stimulated the battle intent in the hearts of the soldiers around him, and the troops of the melee combat battalions were like prides of fierce lions that were completely dominating the abyssal creatures.
"Don't you ever get tired?" Jiang Wuyue asked after sending an abyssal creature flying with his hammer.
The Violent Golden Dragon Domain had been maintained for over 40 minutes already, yet Tang Wulin only seemed to be growing more powerful.
In the beginning, Jiang Wuyue's massive hammers granted him greater range, so he was able to kill far more abyssal creatures than Tang Wulin did. However, as his soul power and energy began to wane, his position relative to Tang Wulin's gradually changed.
Now, Tang Wulin was situated up ahead while Jiang Wuyue was slightly behind him. No abyssal creature could last more than an instant against his Golden Dragon Spear, and he was like an invincible War God with golden light shimmering around his body.
Jiang Wuyue had always thought that his own physical fitness was quite exceptional, but even he was starting to grow quite weary, yet Tang Wulin's aura wasn't diminishing in the slightest. Instead, he was like a fine wine that was only becoming better with time.
"I'm alright, I should be able to maintain my domain for a while longer. There really does seem to be no end to these abyssal creatures though! Come to think of it, they don't seem to be as powerful as they were in the beginning," Tang Wulin replied as he fought. His Golden Dragon Roar was extremely effective on this battlefield as if could intimidate all of the abyssal creatures in a large area at once, and that made them far easier to kill.
Tang Wulin was situated at the forefront, so he was naturally able to absorb a lot of energy. This energy didn't just come from the abyssal creatures that he slew, but also from some of the enemies killed by his allies. At this moment, there were countless golden spear projections erupting from the tip of his Golden Dragon Spear, and he was completely unstoppable.
He had never engaged in slaughter with such reckless abandon before. There had been no opportunities for him to do something like this in the past, and this process of slaughter was rather therapeutic to him as it was allowing him to release all of his pent-up negative emotions in the aftermath of Shrek Academy's destruction.
Jiang Wuyue could only grit his teeth and do his best to keep up. After battling for close to 20 more minutes, the order to retreat was given from the rear.
The Iron Will Corps second battalion was already rushing forward to replace them.
High-intensity battles were extremely taxing, both physically and mentally, so soldiers had to constantly be substituted and given time to rest in order to avoid casualties.
"Superior, I want to keep fighting!" Tang Wulin withdrew his Violent Golden Dragon Domain. His domain expended a lot of energy to maintain, but that rate of expenditure couldn't keep up with the rate at which he was absorbing energy! However, he still had to rest for a while after using his domain for so long as the domain expended most of his soul power and his spiritual power, the latter of which was struggling to keep up.
"Alright, you can keep fighting for a while; I'll have a word with the second battalion commander. You really are a freak!"
Jiang Wuyue and the other soldiers of the first battalion retreated, leaving only Tang Wulin still leading from the front. His Golden Dragon Spear conjured up a series of projections as it flashed through the air, and the first and second melee combat battalions completed a perfect transition. The fresh soldiers of the second battalion joined the fray, and the pressure on Tang Wulin was greatly alleviated as a result.
Golden light flashed as he unleashed his Violent Golden Dragon Domain again!
With this brief period of rest, his spiritual power had recovered somewhat, and with the energy that he was receiving from his Golden Dragon Spear, his soul power and blood essence power were still at their peak.
In a large-scale battle like this, his domain was extremely useful. The soldiers of the second battalion had only just joined the battle, and they were immediately struck by an unprecedented feeling of power.
The abyssal creatures were being completely dominated, and with the barrage of long-range attacks from the rear, they were struggling to even make it out of the opening of the passageway.
Tang Wulin was constantly standing at the very front while his allies assisted him from either side. He was battling at a higher intensity than anyone else, yet his ultra-powerful physical constitution and abilities allowed him to continue to act as an extremely effective spearhead.
At this point, Jiang Wuyue had already retreated to the back. As opposed to departing from the scene to rest, he rushed over to Long Yuxue in an excited manner, and exclaimed, "This guy is an absolute freak! Doesn't he get tired?" Even with his Tyrant Dragon martial soul, fighting in such a high-intensity battle for so long had already made him extremely exhausted. However, Tang Wulin was still as fierce as ever, and he'd even unleashed his domain again.
His Violent Golden Dragon Domain had played an extremely important role during this battle. Its existence was one of the main reasons why the melee combat units had been able to dominate the abyssal creatures so easily. Otherwise, just the attack from that Black Empress alone would've most likely resulted in dire consequences.
Long Yuxue was also feeling completely speechless. She knew that Tang Wulin was very powerful, but she didn't think that he was this insanely powerful. With his suit of two-word battle armor, the overall impact that he had on the battlefield could almost rival that of a Blood God.
Of course, he definitely couldn't match a Blood God in power, yet his ability to enhance all of the allies around him was something that was extremely difficult to replicate, even for the Blood Gods. After all, not every Blood God had a domain that could enhance allies within such a large range.
The battle continued to rage, and that was only to be expected as every abyssal tide lasted a long time. In particular, level three abyssal tides like this one generally lasted at least half a month. However, this was a very good beginning. There wasn't much pressure on the soldiers at the front lines, and that allowed the control center to distribute resources and organize troops in a calm and collected manner.
The other passageways that were affected by the abyssal tide weren't doing as well, but with how smoothly everything was progressing in this passageway, they could distribute more troops and resources to other passageways that were in need of further assistance. A series of large soul machines were constantly being delivered to the battlefield before being constructed on the spot. The entire Blood God Legion was operating in an efficient and organized manner.
"Yuxue, have you noticed that his golden spear seems to be rather special? Normally, after abyssal creatures die, their energy returns to the abyssal plane to give rise to new abyssal creatures, but his spear seems to be able to devour their abyssal energy and prevent it from escaping; I wonder what kind of ability that is. I heard from the corps commander that the abyssal plane is able to constantly throw these abyssal tides at us because we've never managed to inflict any substantial damage onto them. The energy of the fallen abyssal creatures simply gets recycled to create more enemies for us. If that golden spear can be put to good use, then we'll be able to slowly chip away at the energy of the abyssal plane during every battle, and they'll have to think twice about unleashing abyssal tides so regularly."
Long Yuxue's eyes narrowed slightly. Of course she had already noticed this. All of those streams of greyish-black energy close to Tang Wulin were absorbed by his Golden Dragon Spear, and his aura would become more powerful as a result. This was most likely a special ability that his spear possessed. However, every Soul Master had their own secrets, so she couldn't just directly ask him about this.
During this battle, this phenomenon became even more apparent. Tang Wulin was leading the charge from the very front, and as long as the streams of greyish-black energy escaping from the bodies of the fallen abyssal creatures weren't too far away, they were all absorbed into that golden spear of his without fail. Furthermore, that golden spear was completely unstoppable, and even Ba'ans struggled to offer any resistance against it.
Had he become more powerful or had he been holding back since the very beginning?
Unbeknownst to them, Tang Wulin had manifested a dragon core after absorbing a portion of the Black Empress's abyssal energy, and his blood essence power had been elevated to a whole new level. His blood essence power alone would allow him to match a seven-ring Soul Sage in battle, and his suit of two-word battle armor naturally further enhanced his combat prowess to a great extent.
His Golden Dragon Spear was directly connected to him through his Golden Dragon King bloodline, and with the enhancements provided by his dragon core, his Golden Dragon Spear had naturally also become a lot more powerful. As a result, it was able to absorb abyssal energy from further away than before.Previous Chapter Next Chapter