Volume 33, Chapter 437.3: Golden Tortoise Molting

Shrek Academy’s reputation was extremely prestigious. After hearing these few words, the middle-aged Soul King and the soul masters under him were all moved. Shrek Academy was a holy ground to soul masters! It was the dream of many young soul masters to be educated at Shrek Academy!

“You’re from Shrek Academy? Do you have any proof?” The Soul King’s expression softened somewhat. He took a few steps forward, but the rest of the soul masters had yet to move, continuing to surround the few of them. They were highly-trained, and wouldn’t be easily swayed by Huo Yuhao’s words.

Huo Yuhao nodded and retrieved the letter that Elder Xuan had given to him. He said, “This is a letter written by the Master of the Sea God’s Pavilion, Elder Xuan, to the White Tiger Duke. Can you bring us to meet the White Tiger Duke? Oh right, I’m also classmates with the son of the White Tiger Duke, Dai Yueheng. He can also verify my identity.”

Huo Yuhao didn’t pass the letter over, even though he was holding onto it. A Soul King who was in charge of patrolling the area naturally wasn’t qualified to read the letter.

He hesitated for a moment before saying, “Alright, follow me then.” After he finished speaking, he turned around quickly.

Huo Yuhao gestured and led his teammates along with him.

The other nine soul masters of the small team separated to open a path for them. It was only after they had all passed that these soul masters turned around and followed them, watching their movements closely.

The Soul King only waited for Huo Yuhao to catch up with him before walking side by side with him. He didn’t have any psychological pressure bringing the eight of them back to the base.

There are thousands of soul masters stationed at the frontline camp, and they’re all very strong. How can these eight possibly affect them? Furthermore, these young chaps have to go through many obstacles before they can meet the White Tiger Duke.

From a distance, they could see the Northwestern Field Army. The view was majestic.

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When they came to the entrance of the camp, soldiers immediately came up to receive them. The leader of the small team verified his identity before the soldier returned to his post.

“Wait a minute. I’ll go and report this matter. Later, there’ll be some people coming to bring all of you in. This letter…”

Huo Yuhao said, “I’m sorry, but I have to personally pass this letter to the White Tiger Duke. Otherwise, you can also ask senior Dai Yueheng to pass it to his father.”

“Alright, please wait then.” The Soul King didn’t continue to pose problems, but instead instructed his own team members to wait before he quickly entered the camp.

Although he didn’t think that Huo Yuhao and the others could do anything, he didn’t dare to delay matters concerning Shrek Academy. He needed to report this matter to the top brass immediately.

Very quickly, more than ten people came out from the camp, though Huo Yuhao only knew the person leading this group of people. This person wasn’t Dai Yueheng, but the princess of the Star Luo Empire, Xu Jiujiu.

Princess Jiujiu is personally here to receive us? This is a little too much. Even though she’s not the main decision-maker in the military, she’s still a member of the imperial family. Furthermore, she has real power in the Star Luo Empire.

When Princess Jiujiu saw Huo Yuhao, she was also stunned, and more than a little surprised.

At first, the Soul King didn’t think a bunch of young soul masters could do anything. However, Princess Jiujiu begged to differ. She had personally witnessed the miracles that Huo Yuhao had performed before! In addition, Huo Yuhao’s reputation had grown significantly following the appearance of the Spirit Pagoda. There weren’t many people who knew him personally, but many people knew his name. For those soul masters who were more resourceful and aware in the Douluo Continent, they most certainly knew of his existence!

Xu Jiujiu was also followed by soul masters. Two of them were elders, and one of the elders was the Big Dipper Douluo. The other elder who was with the Big Dipper Douluo was obviously a Titled Douluo as well.

Xu Jiujiu had been in a bad mood these past few days. Ever since her mistake led to the death of many high-tier soul masters, she passed all authority over the soul masters to the White Tiger Duke. Whether it was her or the current Star Luo Empire’s Emperor, they trusted the White Tiger Duke greatly. They knew that Dai Hao wouldn’t do anything against the empire, even if he was given great authority.

However, who didn’t want to earn merits? Xu Jiujiu had a deep desire for power, which was why she had always expressed her wish to control a soul engineer legion.

However, reality proved that she was inexperienced on a battlefield. The huge losses had made her doubt herself, and she had no choice but to pass all her power over to the White Tiger Duke.

She had been very reclusive over the past few days. She hardly gave any suggestions, even though she participated in every meeting.

Her presence today was a coincidence. The officer of the small team that Huo Yuhao and the others had bumped into was under Xu Jiujiu’s command. She was immediately notified of the arrival of people from Shrek Academy, given that it was extremely important information.

She was startled when she heard the words “Shrek Academy”, and immediately delighted. Even though she heard that there were only a few young people, she wasn’t affected.

Over the past few years, the Star Luo Empire had been doing its best to build up a good relationship with Shrek, with the goal of receiving the support of Shrek Academy at critical times. Given that youngsters from Shrek Academy had arrived, didn’t it mean that the more experienced and stronger ones were also coming? 

Furthermore, the younger soul masters from Shrek Academy were different from young soul masters in the outside world. There were many talents in Shrek Academy. For example, Zhang Lexuan was only slightly past thirty years of age, but she was already on the edge of becoming a Titled Douluo!

Moreover, Xu Jiujiu controlled the intelligence department of the Star Luo Empire, and was clearly aware of the resources pumped into soul tools by Shrek Academy in recent years. With the arrival of reinforcements from Shrek Academy, they would receive massive help, even though it wasn’t enough to completely alter the situation.

As a result, she didn’t dare to delay, even given her status, and went out to welcome them personally. She had seen all the younger generation’s talents from Shrek Academy. In addition, she even brought two Titled Douluo out with her. Even if there were any changes, they would be well-equipped to handle them.

When these two Titled Douluo and the other soul masters from the Star Luo Empire, who all had at least seven rings, saw Xu Jiujiu quickening her pace, they were all stunned. While those people are from Shrek Academy, aren’t they all just youngsters? Why is Her Highness…

“Huo Yuhao, it’s actually you!” Xu Jiujiu’s words astonished all the soul masters from the Star Luo Empire.

Huo Yuhao! Hearing this name shocked them.

He didn’t just lead Shrek Academy and the Tang Sect to successive victories in the Elite Youth Soul Master Tournament; his establishment of the Spirit Pagoda also made him an extremely notable figure in the world of soul masters!

While he had emerged as the champion in the Elite Youth Soul Master Tournament twice, that was only a big thing among the younger generation of soul masters. The existence of Spirits affected the entire world of soul masters! It might even influence the bigger picture in the future world of soul masters!

The various soul masters quickened their footsteps to keep up with Xu Jiujiu. They wanted to get a glimpse of the person who had established the Spirit Pagoda!

“Your Highness.” Huo Yuhao quickly took a few steps forward and greeted Xu Jiujiu. He smiled at her and nodded slightly to acknowledge her.

Even though he was from the Star Luo Empire, he was a member of the Sea God’s Pavilion. Even in the face of a princess, he wouldn’t greet her in an extravagant manner. That was just how powerful Shrek Academy was.

“I didn’t expect you to be here.” After seeing Huo Yuhao, Xu Jiujiu had never felt that he was so amiable before. His eyes were gleaming brightly at this moment.

Nan Qiuqiu couldn’t help but mutter as she stood behind the rest, “Is this guy some kind of gem? Why is he able to draw attention everywhere he goes?”

Ye Guyi laughed gently and replied, “He’s not the one attracting all the attention. It’s his abilities.”

Huo Yuhao said to Xu Jiujiu, “Your Highness, we are here under instructions from the Sea God’s Pavilion. We hope that we can help the empire resist its enemies. This is the letter that Elder Xuan wrote to the White Tiger Duke.”

There was nothing to hide from Xu Jiujiu. Furthermore, she had personally come to welcome them. She was extremely sincere.

Xu Jiujiu received the letter, but didn’t open it. She smiled and said, “Alright, I’ll pass this to him later. Please, come in. All of you are distinguished guests of the Star Luo Empire!” As she spoke, she gestured to them.

Huo Yuhao didn’t stand on ceremony. They had rushed over, and everyone was very tired now. It was better for them to rest early.

Xu Jiujiu and Huo Yuhao walked forward together without distinction. Obviously, she regarded Huo Yuhao as an equal in status to her. The soul masters of the Star Luo Empire naturally followed the rest of those from the Tang Sect and Tang Wutong into the camp.

The Big Dipper Douluo and the other Titled Douluo looked at each other, seeing each other’s astonishment when their gazes met.

They were both Titled Douluo, and naturally could tell that every person from Shrek Academy was extraordinary.

They are all at least Soul Emperors! Furthermore, a few of them are even Soul Sages! It seems that they are not even twenty years old. This is incredible! What method does Shrek Academy use to nurture such geniuses?

They were most shocked by Huo Yuhao. He seemed even younger, but there was no way they could see though him.

Given that they were Titled Douluo, it was completely unbelievable that they couldn’t see though a young soul master who wasn’t even twenty years old!

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Xu Jiujiu brought Huo Yuhao and the others directly into her own tent. Even though she wasn’t a commander, she still held an important position in the military.

Some people immediately brought some fruits and snacks over. After bringing Huo Yuhao and the rest into the tent, Xu Jiujiu immediately commanded someone to fetch the White Tiger Duke.

Just this simple action of hers showed how highly she regarded Huo Yuhao.

Everyone from Shrek was also shocked by how well Xu Jiujiu treated Huo Yuhao. She was a princess from the strongest empire in the Douluo Continent!

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