The two boomerangs were crossed on the mecha's back and shimmering with a faint silver light.
This was the first time that Tang Wulin had encountered a boomerang-wielding mecha. The name hovering above the mecha read "Ling Wuyue". This seemed to be a real name, and it most likely belonged to a woman.
"Five, four, three, two, one, begin!"
Following the electronic voice's countdown, the mecha battle official commenced.
Ling Wuyue raised both of her mecha's hands at the same time to grab onto the boomerangs that were peeking out from behind the mecha's back. The boomerangs were then hurled through the air at a lightning-fast speed.
From the trajectories of their flight, it appeared that they weren't being aimed at Tang Wulin.
Even though this was a long-range attacking mecha, Ling Wuyue didn't attempt to open up any distance between Tang Wulin and herself. Instead, her mecha was rushing directly toward his.
Tang Wulin didn't dare to underestimate his opponent, and he also spurred on his mecha to rush forward while constantly keeping a close eye on the boomerangs that were flying through the air.
He didn't have to take a direct attack from those boomerangs to know that they were definitely far more powerful than normal soul cannons. At the very least, there was no way that the protective barrier of a normal melee combat mecha would be able to keep them at bay.
The wings of the boomerangs were roughly around four meters in length each, and at the center was an obtuse angle that was over 140 degrees. The two ends and inner sides of each of the two boomerangs were lined with extremely sharp alloy blades, and what was even more terrifying was that after they were hurled through the air, the circuits within were able to trigger high-frequency vibrations. This gave the boomerangs extremely potent cutting power, and that wasn't even taking into account the weight of the boomerangs, as well as the speed they'd been hurled at. Among the weapons available to be chosen for long-range attacking mechas in this competition, these boomerangs definitely packed the most destructive power.
Of course, they also had their flaws. While it was indeed true that they were extremely destructive, they were also very difficult to control. It was not easy for someone to use boomerangs as effective weapons.
The massive boomerangs whistled through the air, and they didn't immediately fly toward Tang Wulin. The two boomerangs were both rotating at high speeds, and had encompassed a very large offensive range. Meanwhile, the two mechas were drawing closer and closer to one another.
All of a sudden, Ling Wuyue's mecha sprang up into the air before curling up into a ball. At the same time, the propeller on its back began to flash.
If this were a battle between Soul Masters, then the first one to rise up into the air would generally be conceding an advantage unless they had absolute confidence in their own abilities. This was because it was quite difficult to control one's body in mid-air. However, this didn't apply to mechas as mechas were able to fly. As such, they could adjust themselves in many ways even while in mid-air.
Tang Wulin's mecha drew to a halt and pointed its long spear directly forward. He had chosen to adopt a calm and collected course of action in the face of this opponent, who was, quite frankly, rather confounding.
One of the massive boomerangs reached him first. It was howling through the air with tremendous force, and it appeared right in front of Tang Wulin almost as soon as Ling Wuyue sprang up into the air.
Tang Wulin withdrew his mecha's spear before abruptly thrusting it toward what he believed to be the core of the boomerang based on his own observations, as well as his mecha's statistical analysis. The core was the point where the two wings were connected, and if that core were to be damaged, the boomerang would immediately be affected.
"Ding!" A crisp clang rang out, and in the instant that the spear clashed with the boomerang, the latter's immense rotational force flung Tang Wulin's spear upward. Meanwhile, the boomerang darted away like a frightened little rabbit, and Tang Wulin hadn't managed to land a substantial attack on it. The boomerang landed in the right hand of Ling Wuyue's mecha, and its sharp side was sent crashing down directly toward Tang Wulin's mecha.
Meanwhile, the other boomerang just so happened to appear behind Tang Wulin at this moment, thereby sandwiching him between the two attacks.
Not only that, but a faint layer of energy also appeared over Ling Wuyue's body, and a third boomerang suddenly erupted out of her mecha's abdomen. This boomerang was slashing horizontally toward Tang Wulin, and it had five soul rings on it, consisting of two yellows and three purples.
Her martial soul was a boomerang!
The third boomerang appeared to be slightly smaller than the boomerangs that the mecha was equipped with, but it was undoubtedly the case that this was the most powerful one. Ling Wuyue hadn't held back in the slightest and had unleashed three boomerangs from the get-go. This special battle method came as quite a surprise to Tang Wulin, and it also made him slightly flustered.
His opponent's attacks had cut off virtually all of his avenues for escape and evasion, and there was no telling which one of her five soul skills she was going to unleash with her third boomerang.
Tang Wulin couldn't help but internally commend his opponent while controlling his mecha to unleash its Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track and retreat in a diagonal direction.
He had chosen that direction of retreat after some careful calculations. The attacks aimed at him from the front were undoubtedly the most threatening ones, and the boomerang behind him was also quite destructive, but he was going to evade the most powerful attacks first.
He swept his spear behind him and injected his soul power into it to unleash a powerful spear projection. He was using his judgment and intuition rather than his eyesight to lash out at the boomerang in the most direct and violent manner.
With the enhancements from Tang Wulin's soul power, the melee combat mecha was powerful enough to swat the boomerang away.
However, much to his surprise, Ling Wuyue's three boomerangs suddenly changed their mode of attack once again.
Her boomerang martial soul drifted upward slightly while she hurled forth the boomerang in her mecha's hand. The boomerang clashed gently with her martial soul, and both of them were sent flying toward different directions at the same time. The first soul ring on her martial soul then lit up, and its speed was drastically enhanced. It flew around Tang Wulin's mecha at a speed that was almost untraceable to the naked eye before crashing into the boomerang that was about to clash with his spear. As a result, both of the boomerang changed directions once again.
Among the three boomerangs, two of them were flying toward the armpit and head regions of Tang Wulin's mecha at extremely troublesome angles. At this moment, the spear being wielded by Tang Wulin's mecha had just struck empty air, and even his Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track had been thrown off slightly by this sudden turn of events.
This was not good! Tang Wulin's eyes narrowed slightly, and he had no choice but to release his martial soul.
A series of Bluesilver Emperor erupted forth from all over the mecha's body, forming a huge net that encapsulated the entire mecha within.
This was the first time that he'd been forced so firmly onto the back foot throughout all of his mecha battles thus far. He was forced to use his martial soul to defend his mecha against his opponent's attacks.
"Thump, thump!" The two boomerangs that his opponent's mecha had been equipped with were repelled by his resolute Bluesilver Emperor vines, but the vines had also been damaged in the process. This was a mecha battle, after all, and even though Tang Wulin had used his Bluesilver Overlord Transformation from the get-go, the vines still weren't powerful enough to remain completely unscathed in the face of these high-frequency vibrating boomerangs.
Thankfully, he'd managed to repel them nonetheless.
However, right at this moment, Tang Wulin felt an enormous threat approaching him. That threat came from none other than the third boomerang.
According to his calculations, the third boomerang should've been within the defensive range of his net of Bluesilver Emperor vines, but the third boomerang seemed to have completely vanished. All of the sound and soul power fluctuations emanating from it had instantly disappeared without a trace, and it was no longer anywhere within his field of view.
Her boomerang had an aura concealment soul skill. Tang Wulin activated his mecha's propeller without any hesitation, thereby allowing him to instantly accelerate, even though doing so was taking him closer to Ling Wuyue's mecha.
The earsplitting noise of metal grating on metal rang out in the next instant, and all types of devices within Tang Wulin's mecha began to flash in a frenzied manner.
The mecha's protective barrier had been damaged, and the propeller on the mecha's back had also sustained 30% damage. If he had reacted any slower than he did, then even his pilot room would've most likely been sliced open.
What a powerful opponent!
Tang Wulin's mecha was swept off its feet by the impact from the boomerang, and it rolled away off to the side.
Meanwhile, Ling Wuyue, who had sprung up into the air, instantly accelerated as she also activated her propeller, launching her mecha directly toward Tang Wulin. The two boomerangs that had just been repelled had already returned to her mecha's grasp, and she brought her boomerangs crashing down directly toward Tang Wulins' mecha as she descended from up above.
She was too powerful. Everything was within her calculations, and she was dominating the entire battlefield.
This was the first time that Tang Wulin had encountered a mecha pilot with such exemplary control. How could there be someone with such extraordinary control over their mecha?
The more desperate the situation was, the more Tang Wulin's latent potential was stimulated.
His mecha tapped its alloy spear against the ground, thereby forcibly supporting its body to turn around. At the same time, he unleashed his Bluesilver Emperor's second soul skill. A vast expanse of Bluesilver Emperor vines immediately emerged from down below, creating a Bluesilver Emperor net that shielded his mecha within.Previous Chapter Next Chapter