Chapter 962: The Blood Gods

Soon, Blood Seven's smile had completely faded. Blood Five was still as expressionless as a statue, but a surprised look had appeared in Blood Six's eyes. Meanwhile, Blood Three wore a contemplative expression on her face.

"Your combat prowess is far superior to anyone I know of that's at your age! What are those golden rings?" Blood Seven asked as he turned toward Tang Wulin.

Tang Wulin gave a rather ambiguous response. "Those are a part of my bloodline power; I only revealed my soul rings near the end."

A faint smile appeared on Blood Six's face. "Interesting! You managed to severely wound a Black Empress and drew direct attacks from two abyssal emperors. That last one was the Enchantress Empress, right? She has to pay a considerably heavy price to emerge from the abyssal plane. It's a good thing that she was severely debilitated by the seal and her projection only possesses less than a third of her power. Otherwise..."

That was less than a third of her power? Tang Wulin immediately drew a sharp breath. That projection had almost killed him in an instant, yet it only possessed less than a third of the power of the Enchantress Empress?! Just how fearsome would her full power be?

Was the Enchantress Empress supposed to be the ruler of the Demonic Enchantresses? Tang Wulin immediately thought back to the Demonic Enchantress that he'd encountered in the simulated abyss.

Blood Eight turned to Blood Six and Blood Seven as she said, "I'm sure you know that's not what I'm trying to show you."

Blood Three nodded, and said, "I see why he's piqued your interest. It's considered to be taboo to ask about the abilities of other Soul Masters, but this is an extremely important matter, so I have to ask you this; how were you able to draw the abyssal energy into your spear, and where does that energy go after that?"

Tang Wulin was silent for a moment upon hearing this. He'd always known that the special properties of his Golden Dragon Spear would be identified by someone sooner or later. He had also already thought of a response to this exact question, and he wasn't afraid of anyone discovering the ability of his Golden Dragon Spear as it could only be used by him, so he wasn't concerned that it would be taken away.

"My Golden Dragon Spear has a special ability that allows it to devour the life force energy of all life forms. I only discovered after coming here that it can also devour abyssal energy. The energy devoured by the spear is filtered before being injected into my body, thereby replenishing my powers so I can battle for prolonged periods of time."

Tang Wulin was telling the truth, but he refrained from revealing the fact that the energy that was absorbed could also make him more powerful. After all, he was completely unfamiliar with everything here, and he didn't know if these people could be trusted. As such, it would not be in his best interest to tell them everything. Of course, this had been taught to him by the old demons on the demonic island.

"Can I have a look at it?" Blood Seven asked in an eager manner.

Tang Wulin nodded and swiped his right hand over his forehead. Golden light flashed, and the Golden Dragon Spear appeared in grasp. He then offered the Golden Dragon Spear to everyone with both hands.

Blood Seven laid a hand onto his Golden Dragon Spear first, yet in the instant that his hand came into contact with the spear, his expression changed drastically, and he hurriedly withdrew his hand as if he'd been electrocuted.

As soon as he touched the spear, a powerful sense of oppression had welled up within his bloodline. That was quite a terrible feeling, and it had made him slightly disoriented.

Blood Three wasn't as rash as he was; she merely appraised the weapon with a surprised look on her face, and asked, "Is this a weapon that's connected to your bloodline? Did you forge this weapon yourself?"

Tang Wulin shook his head in response. "I don't know where it came from; it seemed to have always been in my body, and it naturally appeared after my soul power reached a certain rank."

Blood Five spoke for the very first time. "Is it a conjoined weapon?"

Tang Wulin didn't know what a conjoined weapon was, but it seemed to be quite a fitting term to describe his Golden Dragon Spear.

Blood Five raised his hand and grabbed onto the Golden Dragon Spear. His body immediately shuddered as well, but he didn't withdraw his hand like Blood Seven did. Even so, he still raised an eyebrow as a contemplative look appeared on his face.

Moments later, he released the Golden Dragon Spear and shook his head. "There's no way to do it."

Blood Three nodded, and sighed, "Indeed, there's no way to replicate this weapon. However, the fact that two abyssal emperors attacked him in succession indicates that they see him as a major threat, so we have to protect him carefully from now on. By the way, we still don't know your name."

"My name is Tang Wulin, Superior," Tang Wulin replied as he withdrew his Golden Dragon Spear.

Blood Six asked, "Have you always been cultivating in the Tang Sect?"

Tang Wulin shook his head, and replied, "I graduated from Shrek Academy."

Indeed, after attaining his suit of two-word battle armor, he had officially graduated from Shrek Academy, unfortunately, the academy no longer existed.

Blood Five's body shuddered, and he repeated in a grim voice, "Shrek Academy?"

"Yes."

A complex look flashed through Blood Five's eyes, and he reflexively clenched his fists. A grim expression had also appeared on Blood Three's face, and she asked, "When did you leave the academy?"

A hint of sorrow flashed through Tang Wulin's eyes as he replied, "Not long ago; right after that major disaster."

"What the hell happened?!" Blood Five stepped forward and suddenly grabbed onto Tang Wulin's collar as a violent aura erupted from his body. There seemed to be violent streams of energy erupting within the entire circular hall.

"Blood Five!" Blood Three yelled in a stern voice.

Only then did Blood Five's aura recede a little, and he released Tang Wulin, but he still asked in a furious voice, "Tell me what happened to the academy; how could... how could the academy..."

Tang Wulin had naturally already guessed at this point that this Blood Five shared an extremely close bond with the academy, and a wry smile appeared on his face as he said, "Everything happened far too abruptly at the time. It was a terrorist attack that had been brewing for countless years..." Thus, Tang Wulin gave everyone a recount of everything that he'd seen and heard.

Everyone's expressions darkened as they listened to his story, and in particular, Blood Three and Blood Five looked as if they could barely contain their rage.

"You're one of the current Shrek’s Seven Monsters? Holy Spirit Douluo Yali is still alive?" Blood Three asked.

Tang Wulin nodded silently in response, and in the next instant, tears began to flow uncontrollably from Blood Three's eyes. Blood Eight hurriedly walked over to her and drew her into a comforting embrace. "Don't be sad, Sister Three."

Blood Five cracked his knuckles in a vicious manner. "Godslayer missiles, eh? Looks like the Holy Spirit Cult has been doing quite well!"

A burst of substantial killing intent erupted from his body, and the entire hall was trembling slightly. Blood Six also wore a thunderous expression on his face. After all, the Tang Sect headquarters had been destroyed alongside Shrek Academy!

Tang Wulin's emotions were more complex. He was feeling quite grief-stricken at the recollection of these painful memories, but he was also struck by a sense of release as he'd encountered these people who shared the same feelings as him. It was undoubtedly the case that Blood Three and Blood Five were most likely Shrek Academy alumni, while Blood Six belonged to the Tang Sect. These could all be powerful allies of his in the future!

"Teacher Yun Ming has assigned you the task of reviving Shrek Academy, so you have to do your best!" Blood Five raised his hands before gripping tightly onto Tang Wulin's shoulders.

Teacher Yun Ming?

Blood Five closed his eyes, and he wasn't shedding any tears, but all of the killing intent emanating from his body had turned into grief. "Back when I was a student at the academy, Teacher Yun Ming was my homeroom teacher."

That sentence alone was enough to explain his current emotions.

Blood Three had also managed to repress her tears at this point, and she said in a trembling voice, "My name is Yun Lan; Yun Ming was my cousin and my only remaining relative."

Tang Wulin shuddered upon hearing this. He had guessed that these two shared close ties with the academy, but he didn't think that they'd share such a close bond with Yun Ming. It was no wonder that the Amorous Douluo had sent him here.

Blood Eight held onto Blood Three's hands, and consoled, "Don't be sad, Sister; Shrek Academy will definitely return to its former glory someday."

Blood Three nodded in silence as tears continued to flow down her face.

Right at this moment, the elevator doors opened again, and two people emerged from within.

The one walking at the front was an old man with strange energy fluctuations emanating from his body; it was as if he were completely enshrouded with elements. Tang Wulin's heart immediately jolted upon seeing this man. His aura was extremely powerful, and it was as if the natural energies around him were resonating with his body.

He had quite an old and wizened appearance with a head of white hair, but his eyes were particularly bright and clear, and they were of a peculiar green color.

"What's going on, Sister Three?" He immediately caught sight of the weeping Blood Three as soon as he walked into the hall.

The man behind him had a tall and slim figure and had a very handsome appearance. Everyone present was wearing suits of white military uniform, and all of the Blood Gods had major general epaulets, as did the old man who had just walked in, but the one who had entered the room behind the old man had three golden stars on his epaulets.

This man was a federal general!

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