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Tang Wulin had never been lacking in patience. He sat down in the dark corner and silently utilized his Mysterious Heaven's Method. He could feel the minute changes in his surroundings as he waited quietly for the coming of the night.
According to their intel, the Green Skeleton Rebellion should have already made their preparations in the theatre beforehand. As for how they would carry out their plan in the end, they had no idea yet.
The skies started to darken. Nightfall was imminent.
As the capital of the Star Luo Empire, Star Luo City was the largest city. When evening came, throngs of people flooded the brightly lit streets. It was the time when the city was at its liveliest.
The Star Theatre was of moderate scale. There would be some plays every day with historical drama as their main performance. The Star Luo Empire had a long-standing history, divided into the old and new. The old history referred to the period on the Douluo Continent, whereas the new history was after they had arrived on the Star Luo Continent.
There was still some time before tonight's performance, but various preparation works were already ongoing inside the theatre.
In the bas.e.m.e.nt of the Star Theatre, a sewer cover lifted open silently. Scores of black shadows crawled out of it.
"Proceed according to plan," a somber voice sounded. The black shadows emerged in droves before dispersing.
Inside the theatre, a handsome middle-aged man in a tuxedo was looking at the script in his hands. He lifted his brows slightly, squinted his eyes a bit and stood up.
"All fighters, get ready. They're here. Location of attack: under the theatre. Commence the sweep!"
There was an extremely complicated situation under the Star Theatre. Cement columns were the foundation that supported the entire theatre. The innumerable black shadows ceaselessly shot past these columns and stuck round fixed soul bombs onto them.
It was also at this moment that masked figures slid slowly into the bas.e.m.e.nt from the darkness.
Tang Wulin could hear the orders relayed in his ear mic. He stood up and waited silently.
'I'm dying to join in the action! If only I was strong enough.' Tang Wulin was eager to have a try, but at the same time, he also understood the arrangements made by the Battle Soul Hall. Once in possession of one-word battle armor, a soul master's combative strength and survival abilities would be greatly enhanced. Naturally, that also meant that the soul master would be less at risk.
Black One gave an order and everyone's ear mic went silent. What came next would be a wait.
Inside the Star Theatre, the audiences started coming in. The play today was very interesting, one of the favorite plays of the Star Theatre: Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao's Battle Against the Black Dragon King.
After Star Luo Continent entered its new history, the most adored idol of the people was the almighty one who had single-handedly stopped the enemy's invasion many years ago and protected the Star Luo Empire, the Spirit Ice Douluo who had once dominated a generation. On the Star Luo Continent, the name of the Spirit Ice Douluo was even more famous than it was on the Douluo Continent.
There were already some minor performances onstage to warm up the audience.
They were completely oblivious to the fierce fighting and killing that was underway below the theatre.
Voices continued sounding in Tang Wulin's ear mic.
"Killed one hostile, disarmed one bomb. Enemy numbers unknown."
"Killed three hostiles. There are four bombs in area number four. Please send disarming backup."
"The enemy has spotted us. Increase the pace of the operation. This is Purple One. Everyone, attack with all you've got. Prioritize disarming the bombs."
"Well done! Be careful of the enemy. A dog is at its most dangerous when cornered."
"Nice. Thanks, Yellow Six."
"Outflank the enemy on the right side of area number six."
As he listened to all these orders, Tang Wulin truly felt an irresistible itch in his heart. The battle must have been intense.
"The enemy is starting to flee. Disarm the bombs first. White fighters at the outer perimeter, this is Purple One. Keep an eye on the area that you're guarding. There's a small number of enemies who have escaped. If sighted, do everything you can to stop them all. Report your situations at any time."
Tang Wulin's eyes lit up with a flash. He quickly released his Domineering Golden Dragon Body. On his right arm, the Golden Dragon Claw emerged in a golden glow. At the same time, glittering starlight lingered in the air as two pieces of battle armor covered his entire right arm and shoulder. He quickly transformed himself into his strongest condition.
He had just finished doing all this when suddenly, with a whistle, a black figure flew up the wall from the inside of the theatre.
"b.a.s.t.a.r.ds. It's the Battle Soul Hall's men. Get ready to fire the rank-seven fixed soul cannonball. Bury them all inside!" A voice filled with anger sounded on the top of the wall.
Rank-seven fixed soul cannonball?
Tang Wulin was very familiar with fixed soul cannonb.a.l.l.s. They were a most terrifying type of soul tool. Fixed soul cannonb.a.l.l.s had been evolving continuously with the times. Whether it was on the Douluo Continent or the Star Luo Continent, they were completely prohibited. Other than the military, no private party was allowed to own them.
The production cost of a fixed soul cannonball was expensive, but its destructive power was devastating. He never expected the Green Skeleton Rebellion to have been able to bring a rank-seven fixed soul cannonball into Star Luo City.
Once a fixed soul cannonball exploded, it was said that even an area thousands of meters in diameter would be reduced to rubble, leave alone the theatre in front of him.
What Tang Wulin did not know was that the a.s.sault by the Green Skeleton this time had been planned in consecutive waves. The Star Theatre was only a part of their overall attack.
It was extremely difficult to bring a rank-seven fixed soul cannonball into Star Luo City. They had dismantled it into countless smaller components, brought them into the city over a long period of time, and then rea.s.sembled it. They also had to use several hideouts to prevent it from being discovered. The Green Skeleton Rebellion had indeed expended much care and thought into this operation.
This rank-seven fixed soul cannonball was prepared for the Continental Young High-Ranking Soul Masters Elite Compet.i.tion. They had prepared to use it when the compet.i.tion was in its final stages, namely the follow-up round-robin tournament when there were only elites in the compet.i.tion. They would have dealt the young generation of the Star Luo Empire a significant blow. That was why they had not used it immediately.
With the destructive power of this cannonball, even if the black fighter who had just displayed such powerful strength could escape with his life, the other Tang Sect fighters would definitely be buried inside the theatre.
The Tang Sect had always kept close official relations with the Star Luo Empire. If the Rebellion could weaken the strength of the Tang Sect, then they had not come in vain this time.
At the moment, there were already as many as four members from the Green Skeleton Rebellion who had crawled up the wall. The leader of the pack wore brilliant green clothes. His hand flickered with light, and a huge, meter-long cannonball appeared in his hands.
As soon as the cannonball emerged, it made Tang Wulin's scalp tingle.
The surface of the cannonball was inscribed with densely packed magical runes. It exuded a dark and frightful aura. The terrifying feeling made Tang Wulin feel as if he would be blown to smithereens at any moment.
This was his first time seeing such a high-ranking fixed soul cannonball.
What was he supposed to do?
Among the three insurgents on the wall, the leader was clad in dark purple battle armor. Seven soul rings hovered about his body. Shockingly, he was a two-word battle armor master, judging by his battle armor's model and complexity.
He hefted the fixed soul cannonball onto his shoulder. His two underlings had started setting up a contraption which resembled a base on the top of the wall. The fixed soul cannonball was not that easy to fire, and it was extremely dangerous. When they fired it, they also had to guarantee their own safety. That was why they had to do it through a base.
'Should I rush up there now?' Tang Wulin asked himself. It was utterly impossible for him to stop these three with his own strength. They were all battle armor masters! There was even a two-word battle armor master. If he went up now, it would be no different than sending a sheep into the tiger's mouth.