The senior colonel faltered slightly at the sight of his Blood God Bracelet before abruptly raising his head. "You're from the Blood God Battalion?"
Tang Wulin nodded in response. "Blood God Battalion fringe member, Tang Wulin, reporting for duty!"
The senior colonel examined his Blood God Bracelet, and said, "Your Blood God Bracelet contains two types of accolades, the second of which is battle accolades. You only participated in one day of the battle, so you only get accolades for that one day. In total, you earned... 16,800 accolades?"
His voice suddenly rose a few octaves, and after some calculations, he continued, "In addition to the accolades you receive from standardization as a melee combatant, you've earned a total of 21,400 accolades."
Tang Wulin's eyes immediately lit up. Over 20,000 accolades? And these were battle accolades, not accolades earned through forging!
He had received so many accolades because he'd constantly been fighting at the very front during the battle, and there was no lack of powerful abyssal creatures like Ba'ans that had perished in the face of his Golden Dragon Spear. This was why he'd received over 10,000 accolades prior to standardization, even though he'd only fought on the first day. At the same time, he also received some accolades as a reward for forcing that Black Empress into retreat.
Different amounts of accolades were given for different levels of abyssal creatures, and for creatures like Demonic Enchantresses and Black Empresses, one would receive accolades as a reward just for being able to battle them for set periods of time.
"You joined the Blood God Battalion?" Long Yuxue was just about to head to her promotion ceremony when she quickly rushed back before grabbing onto Tang Wulin's hand. She stared at the thorned Blood God Bracelet on his wrist, and a strong sense of envy appeared in her eyes.
Everyone in the Blood God Legion knew that they weren't the main guardians of the abyssal passageway. Instead, that duty fell upon the shoulders of the nine Blood Gods of the Blood God Battalion. After officially becoming a Blood God, one would immediately be elevated to the major general rank. This meant that they were constantly required to remain in the legion, but it was a scintillating honor for someone to become a Blood God, and even their descendants would benefit from this as the federation would give them special benefits.
All descendants of a Blood God within three generations had many special rights in the federation, and Blood Gods themselves had fringe voting rights in the federal parliament.
They were the true guardians of the federation, and they were revered by countless people.
Tang Wulin replied in a natural manner, "I'm just a fringe member."
A peculiar look immediately appeared on Long Yuxue's face. The Blood God Battalion obviously didn't just consist of the nine Blood Gods; some exceptional members of the Blood God Legion were enlisted as fringe members of the Blood God Battalion and even backup Blood Gods. This was the first step to becoming a future Blood God!
She could already deduce that Tang Wulin had most likely been enlisted as a fringe member of the Blood God Battalion due to his Golden Dragon Spear, but even so, it was still a massive honor to be able to join the Blood God Battalion, especially after taking into account the fact that he'd only been in the Blood God Legion for less than a month! She had been living in the Blood God Legion all her life, so how could she not be envious?
After joining the Blood God Battalion, Tang Wulin no longer belonged to any other department of the Blood God Legion. Instead, he took orders solely from the Blood God Battalion, and she wouldn't be able to command him to do anything from now on.
She couldn't help but recall back to what her father had said to her. He came from Shrek Academy and was the captain of the current generation of Shrek’s Seven Monsters. A diamond would shine no matter where it was placed, and even in the Blood God Legion, which was rife with brilliant prodigies, he was already beginning to prove himself after only less than a month here.
At the very least, the first and second battalions of the Blood Division's Iron Will Corps were aware that there was a soldier capable of releasing a domain that could drastically enhance the combat prowess of all ally units.
It was exactly because of Tang Wulin's Violent Golden Dragon Domain that the melee combat battalions were able to kill so many enemies on that day while minimizing casualties. Both the first and second battalions had a very good first impression of Tang Wulin, and even Jiang Wuyue was full of glowing praise for him, and was adamant that they were brothers.
He'd already reached such heights after less than a month; what would become of him in one year? In two years? Wasn't he going to eventually become one of the nine Blood Gods?
Long Yuxue was getting carried away by her train of thought, and Tang Wulin reminded, "Superior, you should go to your promotion ceremony now."
"Oh." Only then did Long Yuxue return to her senses, but her excitement from being promoted to the lieutenant colonel rank had waned significantly.
Tang Wulin was also quite curious about what rank he'd be elevated to with his accolades. The accolades that Long Yuxue had saved up most likely didn't exceed 20,000, yet it was already enough to promote her from major to lieutenant colonel. In contrast, his accolades had already exceeded 20,000, so surely he'd be granted a very significant promotion!
Tang Wulin looked on as Long Yuxue's two bars and one star became two bars and two stars, and he was filled with excitement as he also strode toward the stage.
"Members of the Blood God Battalion can't be promoted here; your military rank will be determined by the Blood God Battalion. You can leave now." The military official that was handing out promotions immediately poured a figurative bucket of cold water over his head.
After becoming a member of the Blood God Battalion, he answered only to the Blood God Battalion, so the legion wouldn't even grant him promotions anymore.
Tang Wulin could only turn to Long Yuxue for help. "Superior..."
A wry smile appeared on Long Yuxue's face. "Those are the rules, so I can't help you here. Also, don't call me superior from now on. The Blood God Battalion holds a paramount position in our legion, and even if you're only a fringe member, you're still completely out of our reach. This entails that you'll be sacrificing much more than we will in the future. You can refer to me by my name. Go and ask the Blood God Battalion about your promotion. As a fringe member of the Blood God Battalion, many of the rules of the legion no longer apply to you."
A complex expression appeared in Long Yuxue's as she looked on at Tang Wulin's departing figure. When would she get to become a fringe member of the Blood God Battalion?
After arriving at the Blood God Battalion, Tang Wulin was able to enter the elevator with his new Blood God Bracelet and arrived in that circular hall again.
However, he was immediately at a loss for what to do as soon as he arrived because there was no one there, and he had no idea how to contact any of the other members of the Blood God Battalion. What could he do?
All he could do was wait.
Thus, Tang Wulin sat down on the ground and began to meditate. A Blood God would turn up sooner or later, so he would just have to wait for them.
After an indeterminate amount of time, Tang Wulin sensed another presence in the room, and he awakened from his meditation.
"Are you new to the Blood God Battalion? Why are you meditating here?" A young man in a military uniform with major general epaulets on his shoulders was appraising Tang Wulin with a curious look on his face.
This man appeared to be in his twenties, and he was quite handsome. He wore a smile on his face and appeared to be quite approachable.
From his epaulets, Tang Wulin was immediately able to deduce that this was one of the nine Blood Gods. All of the nine Blood Gods were at or above the major general rank, and Blood One was even a general.
Tang Wulin immediately stood up and extended a military salute. "Greetings, Superior."
"No need for formalities. What's the situation with you?"
Tang Wulin replied, "My name is Tang Wulin, and I've only just joined the Blood God Battalion as a fringe member. I wanted to come and find Superior Blood One and ask him about what I should do next."
An enlightened look appeared on the young man's face. "I see. If you want to contact any one of us, you can just do so through your Blood God Bracelet. Here, I'll teach you how to do that. Oh, by the way, I'm Blood Nine."
Blood Nine? So this was the Blood God that he didn't get to meet the other day.
Tang Wulin had already learned that among the Blood Gods of the Blood God Battalion, Blood Three and Blood Five were from Shrek Academy; Blood One and Blood Six were from the Tang Sect; Blood Two, Blood Eight, and Blood Nine were from the Battle God Hall; and Blood Four and Blood Seven were from the Spirit Pagoda.
Thus, three of the nine Blood Gods were from the Battle God Hall, which gave the Battle God Hall the largest number of Blood Gods among the four super organizations. However, taking into account the fact that Blood One was the master of the entire Tang Sect, the Blood Gods from the Tang Sect were still the most powerful overall.
"Thank you, Superior." Only now was Tang Wulin made aware of the difference between his rose Blood God Bracelet and normal Blood God Bracelets; there was a special communication system in his bracelet that could allow him to contact any of the nine Blood Gods, and all of the Blood Gods could also contact him through the same system.
As a fringe member, he couldn't get into direct contact with the nine Blood Gods; he could only leave messages and wait for responses.
Tang Wulin immediately left Blood One a message according to Blood Nine's instructions, asking Blood One what he should do next.
To his surprise, Blood One responded very quickly. "The location tracking service tells me you're currently at the Blood God Battalion; wait for me there."
"Boss is asking you to wait for him here? Awesome! I wanted to meet him as well," Blood Nine chuckled.
"Thank you, Superior," Tang Wulin said in a heartfelt manner. This Blood Nine seemed to be a very easy-going person who was eager to help wherever he could.
Blood Nine smiled, and said, "I heard from the others that you're from Shrek Academy, right? What happened to Shrek Academy truly is a great shame. When news of the incident first reached the legion, Blood Three and Blood Five almost left their posts to return to Shrek City, and Blood One almost had to stop them by force."Previous Chapter Next Chapter