Chapter 456 - The Battle Begins
With the referee’s declaration, the ultimate battle between the Imperial Sun Moon Engineering Academy and the Shrek Academy began.
Instead of taking the lead and rushing forward like he usually did, Tang Wulin summoned his martial soul along with his companions. His aura flared as three purple soul rings rose from beneath his feet. Although he only had three, it was impressive for his age.
Their opponents summoned their martial souls as well. Long Chen took a step forward and he let out a draconic roar. Four purple soul rings appeared around him, his body growing taller by three inches at the same time.
Tang Wulin stared in shock. He has the same amount of soul rings as Wu Siduo! Wait, isn’t there a Long Chen on the Genius Youths Rankings? Yeah, and he was just a few spots below her!
While Wu Siduo had twin martial souls and a self-soul fusion skill, Long Chen only had a single martial soul! The fact that he was only a couple of ranks below her instantly put Tang Wulin on guard. At the same time, anticipation swelled within him. He should be the strongest student within his age in the Imperial Sun Moon Academy.
At Long Chen’s side, Jian Mochen and You Dingqi called forth their martial souls as well.
You Dingqi’s martial soul was a hammer, the chain attached to the handle wrapping around his arm. It was the Meteor Hammer. Three purple soul rings appeared around him. Although his strength was impressive, Long Chen still overshadowed him.
Four soul rings sprung up around Jian Mochen, two yellow and two purple. A round shield large enough to hide his bulk manifested in his hands. A tiger’s face was engraved on its front. He was clearly a defense-type!
Of the three girls, Xue Liushuang had four purple soul rings, while both Weng Daimin and Kuang Zhantian had three purple rings.
Uh oh. Three of them are Soul Ancestors! They’re almost as strong as the rankers in our class. Tang Wulin exclaimed in his heart.
Is that it?
The Imperial Sun Moon Engineering Academy’s team was definitely outstanding, but they didn’t hold a candle against Wu Siduo’s team. Considering the fact that his own team defeated Wu Siduo’s, he didn’t hold any fear at all. Unfortunately for the Imperial Sun Moon Academy, they just didn’t understand what sort of monsters were in Shrek Academy. This year’s first grade class was simply terrifying.
Tang Wulin was unaware of this, but the Imperial Sun Moon Academy did investigate Shrek Academy. They knew of the five rankers in Shrek Academy’s first grade, but that was it. While they did research Tang Wulin’s group, they didn’t look any deeper when they found out none of them were rankers. With their shallow knowledge of their opponents, they felt assured of victory.
Long Chen stomped the ground and shot forward towards Tang Wulin. His second soul ring lit up and he opened his mouth wide, letting loose Dragon Roar. Light burst from his body, surging out like a wave with the faint form of a dragon.
His martial soul was the Holy Radiant Dragon, and he was the Imperial Sun Moon Academy’s ace of aces! He was the genius most likely to become a four-word battle armor master in his generation within the Imperial Sun Moon Academy.
When Long Chen saw that the Shrek Academy team didn’t have a single Soul Ancestor, he was beginning to believe that Tang Wulin’s team really was the weakest Shrek Academy had to offer.
He knew that this match was being broadcasted to the entire continent. It was the perfect chance to show off his power! If he could stomp these students from Shrek Academy, then his status among soul masters would be cemented.
Tang Wulin’s mouth curved into a secretive smile. He waved his companions back signalling that he alone was enough.
He copied Long Chen and dashed forward to meet him. Unlike his opponent, his movements were light and relaxed as if he wasn’t worried at all. His purple soul rings disappeared, an intimidating golden one rising to take their place. Golden scales rippled into existence along his right arm.
Long Chen roared as he approached.
One on one! Let’s see who’ll win, your three rings or my four! My martial soul is the Holy Radiant Dragon! Long Chen brimmed with confidence. He was already planning what he would do after eliminating Tang Wulin, the opposing team’s captain.
When they were only meters away from each other, Long Chen finally felt that something was off. His opponent didn’t seem to be affected by his Dragon Roar at all. In fact, Tang Wulin looked at him with pity in his eyes.
Huh? Pity? Why?
Right before they would clash, Tang Wulin jumped into the air. His golden soul ring lit up and his blood essenced flowed in reverse as he used Golden Dragon Body. The wild aura of the Golden Dragon King burst out at that same moment.
Long Chen jumped up to meet him. He used his first soul skill, Dragon Claw, and slashed down with both hands! As a genius of the Imperial Sun Moon Academy, he possessed a calm temperament and dignity. He didn’t dare look down on his opponent, no matter who they be. Although he was confident he could suppress Tang Wulin, he wouldn’t risk holding back.
The instant after he used his first soul skill, his fourth ring lit up as well. Using two soul skills at the same time was an advanced soul master control technique! His fourth soul skill was Dragon’s Might!
The power of the Holy Radiant Dragon surged through his veins, his dragon claws blossoming with a brilliant light. Tiny scales surfaced on his body. Although they weren’t mature dragon scales, they were still fledgling ones.
Long Chen wanted to instantly eliminate Tang Wulin to bolster his team’s morale then use the momentum to annihilate the rest of his opponents. By that time, it wouldn’t matter if Tang Wulin’s team was the weakest at Shrek Academy. They were still Shrek Academy students! Such a miserable defeat would be shameful regardless.
But at that moment, Tang Wulin’s draconic aura burst out.
The instant their auras touched, fear rose up inside of Long Chen’s heart so fast he felt like he was drowning in it, his instincts screaming out for mercy.
He couldn’t comprehend what was happening What’s going on? Why do I feel so scared?. His entire body shuddered in despair. Tang Wulin seemed to grow several times larger as he approached while he himself became smaller and smaller.
The power of his claw plummeted. Gritting his teeth, he pushed on with his attack, doing his best to control his trembling body. But he was helpless before Tang Wulin’s might. Even Dragon’s Might was forcefully pushed down, stripping him of its empowering effects. His bloodline was completely suppressed. He couldn’t even use a single soul skill. The gap between his Holy Radiant Dragon and Tang Wulin’s Golden Dragon King was like that of heaven and earth.