Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 1885
The Biggest Gamble In History
Tang Wulin nodded and said, “The Tang Sect and Shrek Academy are willing to accept the bet too.”He had received the Amorous Douluo’s and the Heartless Douluo’s voices transmitted to his ears earlier. On Shrek Academy’s side, the Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue was deceased, leaving the Holy Spirit Douluo Yali the only experienced veteran from Shrek. She was also the Tang Sect’s godmother, so she supported Tang Wulin naturally.
Gu Yuena said in a deep voice, “The Spirit Pagoda agrees as well.”
Yu Guanzhi’s gaze swept across the rest of the powerhouses. He said in a deep voice, “This battle will decide the future of all mankind. Today, the four of us will make the decision. All the responsibilities will be borne by me as the supreme commander of the three armies. Let’s select our lineup now.”
The military mogul displayed his resolute bearing at this crucial juncture. He did not show the slightest hesitation since there was barely any time left for them to pussyfoot around.
“I detest the sight of you all this while. I’ve no choice but to admit that you’re now a man. Count me in for this.” The muscular and tall Dong Zian walked out from among the numerous military powerhouses and made his way to Yu Guanzhi’s side. He nodded vigorously at Yu Guanzhi.
Yu Guanzhi looked toward him similarly. Both of them spontaneously cracked into a smile. Their past estrangement seemed to have disappeared at that very moment. They were both aware that they might perhaps remain here for eternity after the battle. Why should the estrangement matter anymore? Any misunderstanding between them was settled there and then.
Tang Wulin said, “Supreme commander, this is our mutual responsibility. You won’t be bearing it alone. Let’s put this aside first. I think we should consider those who aren’t partaking in the bet now. That’s more important.”
As soon as those words were spoken, the people on the scene had a quizzical look on their faces.
Yu Guanzhi said, “What do you mean, Tang Sect Master?”
Tang Wulin said in a deep voice, “Those who are partaking in this big gamble are undoubtedly brave men. They’re willing to spare no effort to risk their lives in the battle for the future of the Federation. However, we must also consider that the Holy Spirit Cult and the abyssal plane are absolutely not trustworthy. Since the Demon Empress was the one who proposed, she probably has an ulterior motive. Perhaps, she has something up her sleeve.”
“Under such circumstances, we must be prepared to face the abyssal plane in case they go back on their promise. Thus, we must keep a reserve, so we can react to any emergency that arises. We must reserve a number of our powerhouses. As the supreme commander of the three armies, you’re commanding the entire army. It’s definitely inappropriate for you to partake in the gamble. Otherwise, who is going to command the army if something happened to you?”
Yu Guanzhi was stunned for a moment. He had thought of proposing himself as a representative of the army to take part in the battle. Otherwise, how was he going to convince the others to take part in the battle where the people’s lives were at stake!
“Yet…” Yu Guanzhi was about to say something when he was interrupted by Dong Zian by his side.
“The Tang Sect Master is right. Supreme commander, you can’t take part in this battle. Not only you, Old Zhang can’t take part either. Even though you are all Limit Douluos, your leadership is far more important to the entire army than your individual fighting capacity. As long as you’re here, we can still inform you of any changes in the abyss such that together we can prevent more serious issues.”
Yu Guanzhi had a slight frown. He did not interrupt since he had no choice but to admit that Tang Wulin was right. The three armies could not be left without a commander. He could see from the abyssal legion’s situation earlier that the abyssal legion almost had a full breakdown after losing command of the abyssal Spirit Dragon Clan when the Spirit Monarch was killed. A few king-ranked powerhouses were even killed by Gu Yuena during that time.
The Skycrosser Douluo Guan Yue said, “Supreme commander, don’t hesitate anymore. The Tang Sect Master is right. You can’t partake in the battle. There are still a few of us from the army. I shall lead our team then. In addition to General Dong, we have the people from the War God Hall as well. That should be enough. The War God Hall’s function is fortification while you, as the commander of the army, are even more crucial in commanding the battlefield. Hence, even General Dong shouldn’t take part if it’s up to me. Let us, the War God Hall, take up one round of the battle.”
Dong Zian burst out laughing. “Hall Master Guan, you’re treating me like a stranger. Moreover, I’m no longer the Western Army Corps’ regimental commander. No worries. I’ve already made arrangements with the Western Army Corps. However, you are right about most of our commanders being unsuitable. Their most important function is to safeguard our position.”
Tang Wulin said, “I agree with General Dong’s point of view. In that case, the War God Hall will send a team. Shrek Academy and the Tang Sect will send a team as well. There’s still one more team remaining.”
At this point, he could not help looking toward Gu Yuena.
Gu Yuena said, “Our Spirit Pagoda will send a team as well. Furthermore, I’ve something to add. The bet is being proposed by the Demon Empress. She must have something in mind to propose three rounds of seven-on-seven matches. We can’t let her lead us by the nose completely. We should be able to make some changes on the number of people at the very least. Judging by the number of top-rank powerhouses at present, our numbers exceed theirs. Hence, I suggest requesting an increase in the number of people in the matches from seven to nine.”
Tang Wulin’s gaze shifted. He neglected this point actually. He could not help nodding upon being reminded by Gu Yuena.
All else aside, the number of people that could be sent from the Tang Sect and Shrek Academy was not a small number. They had far more than nine who they could send. As it stood, his companions were more than eager to join.
“Old Cao and I won’t be taking part.” No one expected the Amorous Douluo Zang Xin to speak up suddenly. The Old Cao he was referring to was the Heartless Douluo Cao Dezhi naturally.
Every one’s gaze was fixed upon him instantly. However, the Amorous Douluo maintained a calm gaze. He did not say much either as he had no intention of explaining himself. On the other hand, Cao Dezhi who was standing nearby nodded his consent to Zang Xin’s announcement.
Qiangu Dongfeng could not refrain himself from mocking, “Why? Could it be that the two Tang Sect’s moguls are scared?”
Zang Xin said calmly, “How can a man who measures the stature of great men by the yardstick of lesser men such as yourself understand lofty ambitions?”
Qiangu Dongfeng was about to say something when he was stopped by Qiangu Dieting by his side. Qiangu Dieting shook his head toward Qiangu Dongfeng with a stern look. Soon after, he shifted his gaze toward Zang Xin and Cao Dezhi and nodded toward them which was a rare occasion indeed. He even had a look of admiration in his eyes.
The Skycrosser Douluo Guan Yue pondered for a while. He then spoke, “I agree.”
Undoubtedly, Qiangu Dieting and Guan Yue knew the reason behind the Amorous Douluo’s and the Heartless Douluo’s reluctance to partake. In fact, even the Tang Sect’s Sect Master Tang Wulin had no idea why. However, it was not the time for him to enquire. In his mind, these two Limit Douluos were most likely to join. In addition, they would be playing important roles too. However, it seemed like he would need to make changes to the plan based on the current situation.
Yu Guanzhi said, “I agree with the Pagoda Master Gu’s suggestion. I’ll communicate with the Demon Empress now to confirm the final number. Go ahead and discuss the lineup.” Upon saying that, he leaped up and flew toward the sky.
The Skycrosser Douluo said, “I’ll lead the team on our side together with General Dong. Then, we will put in another seven top-ranked War Gods to join the match. That’ll be fine for us.”
The War God Hall’s numerous War Gods did not suffer great losses during the battles earlier. They were only a little exhausted. Nonetheless, they were recovering rapidly from being at the Life Subtree. All their eyes lit up with the willpower to fight. There had never been a War God who feared a battle in the Douluo Federation!