Zang Xin chuckled. “I said it, and you heard me. From this moment on, you’re the Tang Sect’s sect master.”
“The previous Tang Sect’s sect masters were also the Douluo Hall’s hall masters. This generation is no exception. That’s why that heartless fellow has been the sect master till now. Since the bastard is so heartless, plus he’s to tend to the abyssal problem, he’s been away for many years. Together with the others, I’ve always wanted to sack him for a long time now. However, he resigned from the post of the Tang Sect’s sect master on his own accord. At the same time, he vouched for you. I’ve discussed his resignation with the Tang Sect’s high-ranking officials and they’ve no objections. So, from now on, you’re the Tang Sect’s sect master.”
“As the Tang Sect’s sect master, if you’re the envoy to the Star Luo Empire and the Dou Spirit Empire, who will dare question your status? Any problem can be solved as easily as a hot knife cutting through butter.” When he finished, Zang Xin was smiling comfortably.
“No, that’s not right. That’s not how it is.” Tang Wulin gulped. No matter how he looked at it, he felt that the Amorous Douluo was trying to lay all the responsibilities onto him.
What was the situation? Had he become the Tang Sect’s sect master just like that? Was he now the Tang Sect’s sect master who was in control of the Douluo Hall as well?
“How is it not? Your subordinate, the Douluo Hall’s deputy hall master Zang Xin, pays the sect master his respects.” As he said this, the Amorous Douluo Zang Xin immediately clasped his fist and bowed toward Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin was so shocked that he leaped to the side like a rabbit. “Your Excellency, please stop joking. I…”
“Stop right there! Do you think that I’d joke with you about such matters?” Zang Xin’s expression darkened. “Wulin, you should know how heavy your responsibilities are. Without sufficient strength, do you think that you can completely rebuild Shrek Academy with the few people you have now? If you want to rebuild the academy, the first thing you have to do is to fight against all the opposing forces. Do you have the ability? Even if you attain a cultivation base like mine one day, do you think you can do it with your own strength or with the collective strength of your friends? What you’ve to face is the entire Federation.”
“Undoubtedly, being the Tang Sect’s sect master will put you under great pressure and burden you with more responsibilities. At the same time, you can utilize the Tang Sect’s resources as you like since you’re the sect master. In this way, you’ve total control and do whatever you wish. You’re also the current Shrek Seven Monster’s leader. Half of the Tang Sect’s holdings are owned by Shrek Academy. Since you hold these two positions simultaneously, you’ll have all these resources at hand.”
“Our decision wasn’t made blindly. We concluded after giving it much thought. We’ll support you from behind. Eventually, you’re the one who has to make the clarion call to rebuild Shrek. What you need to do now is to put yourself at the pinnacle of the world as soon as possible. Strength is not the only thing you need. You’ll need power as well. It’s only then your clarion call will have its desired effect.”
When he heard Zang Xin’s words, Tang Wulin’s gaze was transfixed. He could not deny the rationale behind the Amorous Douluo.
If he relied solely on his comrades and the two hundred students, how long would they have to accumulate and combine their cumulative strengths before they were able to restore the academy? If he waited for these people to integrate into society before building a force, taking into account their chances of failing, he reckoned that it would be decades. They had no confidence in rebuilding Shrek within a short time.
“There’s no rush in this. You’ve three months to think about it. We won’t force it on you. Should you decide not to accept the position of the Tang Sect’s sect master, I’ll personally go to the Star Luo Empire and the Dou Spirit Empire. However, you must understand I’m still a member of the Tang Sect, and not from Shrek. With regards to Shrek’s rebuilding, we can only support it in terms of resources, but we can’t be the ones leading it.”
“I accept,” said Tang Wulin in a deep voice. The curt response weighed heavily on him.
In a short period, he thought about many things. He realized that Zang Xin was right. If he wanted to rebuild Shrek, the first thing he had to do was to strengthen himself and the forces he controlled.”
“Good! A true man should never decline to shoulder responsibilities.” Zang Xin looked approvingly at Tang Wulin. “If that’s the case, then we shouldn’t put this matter off for too long. We’ll embark on it after three months. You must make preparations in these three months. Nevertheless, you can rest assured that you’ll never be fighting alone. Also, the reason behind your visit this time is to receive the Holy Spirit Douluo, right? I’ve another surprise for you. Come with me.”
The Tang Sect’s underground world was truly vast. Under Zang Xin’s guidance, Tang Wulin took two trips in the elevators where they passed through two passages. Thereafter, they rode a vehicle which resembled a small train. Finally, just when he was unsure where he was, they arrived at their destination.
When Tang Wulin passed through a golden door under Zang Xin’s guidance, he felt his body going numb.
In response, he rubbed his eyes vigorously. He then took a few swift steps forward. His vision was becoming a blur.
The Holy Spirit Douluo Yali was here. Compared to before, she seemed a different person now. Her long hair was white as snow. Although she still appeared young, her radiance had somewhat diminished.
The death of the Atlas Douluo Yun Ming truly had a great impact on her.
However, at this moment, the Holy Spirit Douluo was not alone. She was speaking to someone beside her.
The other person also had white hair but looked hale and hearty. She wore a thorn hairpin and her clothes looked coarse. She resembled an ordinary, old married woman. However, when Tang Wulin saw her, he almost jumped out of his skin.
It was because she gleamed day and night and was the most senior person in Shrek Academy, also known as the Light Dark Dragon Empress, the Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue!
She was one of the two Limit Douluos of Shrek Academy who had shocked the world back then. Like the Atlas Douluo, she was also a four-word battle armor master.
Before the godkiller-ranked fixed soul ammunitions exploded on that fateful day, this Light Dark Dragon Empress had already leaped into the skies to face the powerful enemies. Tang Wulin thought that she had died during the great battle. He had least expected to see the Light Dark Douluo here with the Holy Spirit Douluo.
The existence of a Limit Douluo was extremely important for Shrek Academy’s restoration. When he saw her, how could he not feel excited?
What shocked him even more was that the two Title Douluos were not the only ones he saw here. He saw other familiar figures.
They numbered around thirty. Two of them were the inner court’s senior disciple brother and sister, Lan Muzi and Tang Yinmeng who were the emcees at the Sea God’s Lake Date Festival. The group’s average age was above thirty. Without question, they were the mainstays of the inner court back then!
To Tang Wulin’s surprise, they were all alive!
Zang Xin tapped Tang Wulin’s shoulder. “Remember what I told you. You won’t be fighting alone.”
This was no longer a question of fighting alone. The Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue was still here. There were many inner court students, most of whom were Tang Wulin’s seniors. Collectively, they were a force that could play a decisive role. With them here, Shrek Academy’s restoration would be much easier!
He saw them. Naturally, they saw him too. The people here were different from the survivors under the lake. They knew that Tang Wulin was still alive. When they saw him, everyone had smiles on their faces.
The Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue seemed older than before. However, her eyes were still as clear as ever.