There was a Limit Douluo on their side, while on the opposing side was the Tang Sect's Sect Master who created miracles on multiple occasions.
The most terrifying part about the Tang Sect's Sect Master was the elevation speed of his abilities. It was revealed during Xu Lizhi's display of his full set of four-word battle armor. Could it be that he did not possess a full set of four-word battle armor despite being a Divine Craftsman? On the other hand, a four-word battle armor master whose cultivation base was not much lower than a Limit Douluo's might not necessarily fail at resisting the Skycrosser Douluo.
Tang Wulin's quick defeat of Qiangu Zhanting had left behind a profound impression on them. No one knew the extent of the Tang Sect Master's inner secrets actually. The scary part was that they had no idea how much he had improved recently.
In theory, the War God Hall was supposed to have the upper hand in the group battle. However, the numerous War Gods dared not look down upon Shrek Academy either. They were greatly astonished after having witnessed the Body Douluo earlier.
Finally, the circular platform stopped moving. The wall on one side cracked open. The Skycrosser Douluo led the way while the rest followed behind.
The people walked in a single file into a spacious hall.
The peculiar soul circuits in the surroundings formed large patches of densely-arranged striations which emitted a faint red glow. They appeared like the insides of a human body full of blood arteries.
They walked to the center of the hall when the Skycrosser Douluo abruptly stopped walking.
His right hand pressed an unseen button in the air. All at once, the surrounding soul circuits became illuminated instantly. A band of red light descended from the sky and landed in front of the Skycrosser Douluo. The red light condensed and transformed into a light orb with a diameter of about half a meter.
The Skycrosser Douluo raised his hand and pressed the light orb. His squinted eyes gave out a radiance which was circulating inside his eyeballs. It was difficult to tell how he controlled it. In the next instant, the light orb projected a stream of radiance onto the sky. Later, it transformed into a light screen.
It was a square diagram which turned out to be a map upon closer scrutiny.
"Our small world is known as the 'War God Battlefield'! Its size is about five square meters, so it's not a huge space. However, it is quite stable, so all of you can be fully at ease."
The Skycrosser Douluo continued, "You can tell from the map that there is a clear distinction between the two sides of this location. It is a location which is specially used by our War God Hall's War Gods for the group battles on normal days."
Just as he mentioned, there was something which appeared to be a river stretching from the upper left corner to the lower right corner of the map. The whole map was cut into two triangles. One side was marked in red while the other was in blue. The two sides were divided distinctly. The upper right corner and lower left corner were each marked by a round marker. They were precisely the apexes of both regions which were quite distinct from one another.
The Skycrosser Douluo said, "This is the small world built by our War God Hall. Although it's small, it's extremely stable. Furthermore, each location is customizable. To be fair, the conditions on both sides are the same. In this world, the soul beasts are being simulated by us. On both sides, the strength of each soul beast is similar to a hundred-thousand year soul beast's. You will be attacked upon entering its territory. However, if you can kill it, then you'll acquire an overall elevation. For example, your soul power will be elevated by ten percent. We are unable to describe it precisely because it's a random event."
As he was speaking, the Skycrosser Douluo pointed to both sides of the river and the two spots close to the two regions' apexes.
"Upon entering the world, each team will appear near the apex of each side respectively. Those will be the starting points. There is a soul cannon battery placed at each of the starting points. The attacking ability of this battery can threaten a Title Douluo-ranked, three-word battle armor master. It can only be used to attack the opposing team. Away from the starting point, you'll find the paths which lead to the opposing team's region. Obviously, you're allowed to pass through the forest and valleys shown on the map. If you do so, you'll need to walk an even longer path."
"However, there are only three paths which lead to the other team's entrance from the starting point. Hence, you can only enter through these three paths. The three paths are equipped with three warning alarms which stretch all the way to the river. The alarms will notify you when the opposing team is approaching and provide their location. Thus, the objective is to destroy the opposing team's starting point and to protect our own starting point. Those are the rules of this challenge."
Frankly, Tang Wulin was shocked upon listening to the Skycrosser Douluo.
Shrek Academy had their self-created small world as well. However, the cost of creating a complete, well-defined small world which was customizable to one's needs was certainly beyond Shrek's budget. At least, Tang Wulin did not think that Shrek Academy could afford it at the moment.
It required the Federation's full support!
Undoubtedly, this mode of battle was new and original. It did not only test a team's abilities but also their intelligence during a battle between the two competing sides.
On the other hand, the numerous War Gods in the War God Hall were more familiar to such a map battle as they would have the advantage. No wonder the Skycrosser Douluo generously offered them an hour to familiarize themselves with the environment.
"Also, I'd like to add that you'll encounter soul beasts not only on the three paths. There is a possibility of running into soul beasts on the other paths as well. The soul beasts in both regions will attack a soul master without exception. Even after a soul beast is killed, it will be reborn at the same spot a while later." The smile on the Skycrosser Douluo's face at the moment made him appear shrewd and conniving.
Tang Wulin took a deep breath and said, "Alright. Please take us in for a look if you don't mind. Oh yes, I'd like to inquire about the types of soul beasts in your War God Battlefield if it's alright? I'm sure that the War Gods already know that. I think we reserve the right to have such information too."
The Skycrosser Douluo pondered for a moment before he said, "I can't tell you the specific species and types of soul beasts since I myself don't have the complete knowledge of it. In order to simulate a good training exercise, the soul beasts in the War God Battlefield appear at random. I can only tell you about the two great one-hundred thousand year soul beasts on both sides. We use the data acquired from the Darkness Demon Dragon and the Golden-eyed Black Dragon King to simulate these two soul beasts. These creatures were part of the Ten Great Beasts which roamed the Douluo Continent in the past."
The Darkness Demon Dragon and the Golden-eyed Black Dragon King?
Tang Wulin recalled the Beast God he encountered in the Great Star Dou Forest back in the beginning upon hearing the names. He had a narrow escape during that encounter! Afterward, he did not encounter the Beast God anymore. Nevertheless, he dreaded another encounter with the Beast God.
The Beast God Di Tian could even override the Underworld King Douluo Ha Luosa.
"The soul beasts don't have the same cultivation base as the Beast God back in the past, right?" asked Tang Wulin.
The Skycrosser Douluo chuckled and said, "No, of course not. If the real Beast God were still alive, it would have a cultivation base close to a million years. Let alone us, even the Hall Master may not necessarily be his worthy opponent. Our Golden-eyed Black Dragon King over here is equal to the Beast God at a hundred thousand year rank."
Tang Wulin nodded. "Alright, understood."
The Skycrosser Douluo said, "I'm going to send all of you inside so you can adapt to the environment right away. An hour later, we'll send you all a reminder to return to the starting point. Then, we shall begin."
As he was speaking, Guan Yue pressed the two spots on the red light orb in front of him. An even larger screen was projected on the sky displaying a forest-like world. Soon after, five streams of radiance shone upon Tang Wulin, Ling Zichen, Xu Xiaoyan, Sima Jinchi, and Yuanen Yehui. A red light flashed once. The five were sucked into the light orb and vanished without a trace.