Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 1724
Unaware Of The Oriole Behind
After listening to Tang Wulin up to that point, Qiangu Dongfeng finally realized that something was wrong. His brows were furrowed ever so slightly while cold radiance could be seen flickering faintly in his eyes.
Tang Wulin acted as if he was completely oblivious to Qiangu Dongfeng’s change of expression and continued to speak, “Then, your plan began. Everything that you’ve done was actually to build up the idea that the Eternal Heaven is stored in the War God Hall and the place is heavily fortified. Even though you were uncertain of how we would attempt to acquire the Eternal Heaven, you knew that it would be an opportunity we could not resist. Hence, you believed that we would certainly spare no effort to come here. Is that right?”
Qiangu Dongfeng nodded. “That’s right. I believed that you had the capability to do so. You were able to disguise yourselves when taking part in the Joust For A Spouse Festival and ruined our prestigious event. Then, you must have had the ability to worm your way into the Central Army Corps as well. We just didn’t expect that you’d be coming so quickly. We would have been able to finish setting up more traps for you if we had had two more days to prepare.”
Tang Wulin said, “I fully believe that. Pagoda Master Qiangu has learned a lesson from bitter experience. You won’t give us a chance this time. You worked with the War God Hall comprehensively and set such an enormous trap for us, so of course, you are not planning on letting us off this time.”
“At the very least, it does look like we have genuinely walked into your trap. That is why we are standing here before all of you. It seems like everything has gone according to your plan. However, I have a question that I wish to ask you, Pagoda Master Qiangu.”
Qiangu Dongfeng said, “Go ahead.”
Tang Wulin said, “Since this place is a trap, where is the real Eternal Heaven then? And is your Spirit Pagoda aware of this information?”
Qiangu Dongfeng smiled. “We have considered that already. The Eternal Heaven is the greatest secret of the Federation, and it is also their last resort. Even we have no idea where the Eternal Heaven is really located. As a result, you have no other opportunity to take advantage of us even if you know about the trap.” He sounded very sure of himself and he had always thought of this being the crucial aspect which ensured that his plan was infallible.
He had reminded the Federation that Shrek and the Tang Sect would certainly make a move on the Eternal Heaven and asked the high-ranking personnel in the federal army to guard it closely. Then, he made use of it to plot against Tang Wulin and his group.
Tang Wulin continued to ask, “So, that doesn’t mean that no one in the entire Federation doesn’t know about this just because you don’t know, correct? There must be some insider, right?”
Qiangu Dongfeng was stunned for a moment.
Of course, there were insiders. Otherwise, how would the Federation mobilize the Eternal Heaven? Only the highest ranking military personnel and the leaders of the Hawk faction were aware of the real location of the Eternal Heaven. Moreover, the place would surely be strongly fortified. Given that, what was the meaning behind Tang Wulin’s question?
Realizing that Qiangu Dongfeng was quiet, Tang Wulin continued to speak, “Of course, someone knows about it, right? Moreover, they would be the highest ranking military personnel, leaders and the most loyal ambassadors of the Federation. In that case, though the insiders are not great in number, there will be someone who knows for sure.”
A wisp of uneasiness had finally crept into Qiangu Dongfeng’s heart. “Who are you talking about?”
Tang Wulin smiled and said, “It’s the person that you used! It’s the same person that you managed to persuade.”
Qiangu Dongfeng was stunned for a moment and could not react to the situation.
Standing by his side, Qiangu Dieting came to a realization. “Are you talking about Chen Xinjie?” he said with a solemn expression.
Tang Wulin said, “Of course, it’s His Excellency the Boundless Sea Douluo. As the commander of three armies with such a high rank, Hall Master of the War God Hall, and commander of the Sea God Army, no one has more of a right to know the location of Eternal Heaven than him, right? On the other hand, since you’ve managed to convince him, he would never reveal the information to us either. In fact, I believe that you were monitoring the meeting between Elder Long and His Excellency the Boundless Sea Douluo, right? I trust that my judgment in this is correct.”
Qiangu Dieting spoke indifferently, “Could it be that you’re trying to tell me that a Limit Douluo who values his word more than his life actually went back on his promise, acted treacherously and also risked exposing the Federation’s greatest secret by telling you the location of the Eternal Heaven?”
Tang Wulin heaved a sigh. “This is impossible theoretically, of course. His Excellency the Boundless Sea Douluo has given his entire life to the Federation. In fact, he didn’t even mind sacrificing the love of his life. He walked step by step on this path until he became one of the elite soul masters of the modern world and even became the War God Hall’s Hall Master. He has his determination, honor, and his reputation beyond compare. For him, a promise is genuinely more important than his life. He did what he promised you, of course. He lied to Elder Long.”
“Yet, there’s something that you’ve neglected. That is, life is precious but everything is meaningless without love. When one loves a person dearly to a certain extent, it will certainly surpass the importance of life. In fact, it is so far beyond it that it will make a person disregard everything else. As a result, you’ve neglected Elder Long’s place in Elder Chen’s heart. You’ve also neglected the conversation they had in the past.”
At last, Qiangu Dieting and Qiangu Dongfeng’s expression changed drastically.
Tang Wulin smiled calmly. “If I’m not mistaken, their Excellencies, the Heartless Douluo and the Amorous Douluo have already acquired the real Eternal Heaven by now. I know that you’ve locked down all communication out of here. Why don’t you give a soul call to the Spirit Pagoda’s headquarters and see if the two of them have paid you a visit?”
As soon as he said that, not only Qiangu Dieting and Qiangu Dongfeng, but all the powerhouses from the Spirit Pagoda had a drastic change of expression. In fact, even the people from Shrek Academy appeared astonished.
What sort of situation was this? What was actually happening? A Ruheng turned his head around as well and looked at Tang Wulin in bewilderment.
Tang Wulin did not look at his companions but smiled at the numerous Spirit Pagoda’s powerhouses on the opposite side.
Qiangu Dongfeng looked toward Qiangu Dieting.
Qiangu Dieting had only hesitated for a moment before he quickly said, “Call them.”
Qiangu Dongfeng turned on his soul communicator. His communicator used a special signal that was discussed with the War God Hall previously.
He immediately called the Spirit Pagoda’s headquarters.
The soul communication was picked up almost instantaneously. A voice that was both familiar and infuriating to Qiangu Dongfeng came from the other end of the call.
“Brother Qiangu, I hope that you are safe and sound. This is junior brother Zang Xin.”
Yes, the voice coming from the other end of the soul communication was that of the Amorous Douluo Zang Xin’s. Without a doubt, the current Deputy Hall Master of the Douluo Hall, and a Limit Douluo powerhouse, was in the Spirit Pagoda’s headquarters.
“Zang Xing!” Qiangu Dongfeng’s voice immediately turned icy cold.
Zang Xin chuckled softly. “It’s been a long time since I last met you, Brother Qiangu. I missed you so much. That’s why I came to pay a visit to you, and especially with Old Cao. I didn’t expect that you wouldn’t be around. We brought some gifts for you, Brother Qiangu. Oh, it is also a gift for the Spirit Pagoda as well. I wonder if Brother Qiangu will like it. Come, come, my little nephew. Tell your father what our gift is.”
An exasperated voice was heard coming from the other end of the call. “Father, please come back quickly. I don’t know how they managed to acquire the Eternal Heaven, but it is definitely the real thing. Come back and save me, quick!” Qiangu Zhangting’s final words sounded almost hysterical.
No one was fearless in the face of death. The more powerful one’s cultivation base was, such as, the more one treasured one’s own life. It was because they could live far longer than ordinary people and all of that was lost when they died.
On the other hand, not only would they die when facing the Eternal Heaven, but the entire Spirit Pagoda’s headquarters would be reduced to ashes as well, just like Shrek City in the past. In fact, it could even end up worse than Shrek City