It was the Viceroy!
There was only one person called the Viceroy among the Rising Dragon Army, and that was the Rising Dragon Army's chief commander!
As the man spoke, someone else handed over something that looked like a grip ball. "Luo Yunyang, force out some power from the source core within your body and grab onto this ball for a second."
Luo Yunyang nodded. As he grabbed the ball, he instinctively gathered some source power in his hand. The ball suddenly lit up.
"Alright, you can put it down. The results will be out very quickly," Chief Instructor Lu said softly.
"Hit me again, Yunyang! Your punch was just too enjoyable!" Xu Zhong ran over to Luo Yunyang expectantly.
Luo Yunyang was speechless. This fella was asking to get beaten. Could his earlier punch have damaged his brain? Xu Zhong might have seemed very casual, but Luo Yunyang knew that he treated him very well, so he would feel bad if he had actually hurt him.
"What are you doing, Xu Zhong?" Chief Instructor Lu said in a stern voice as he watched his subordinate, who seemed very pleased.
Xu Zhong, who had always feared Chief Instructor Lu, replied with the voice of an addict, "I really enjoyed Luo Yunyang's punch, Chief Instructor Lu. I want him to hit me again."
Although Chief Instructor Lu was considered experienced and knowledgeable, this was the first time he had seen someone request to get beaten in such an odd way.
"If he's asking for a beating, then just give him a vicious one. Don't show him any d.a.m.n mercy," he told Luo Yunyang with a snort.
Luo Yunyang didn't hesitate this time. He just threw a punch directly at Xu Zhong, aiming for his body instead of his face.
When his punch landed, Xu Zhong was sent flying once again. The moment he landed, he hopped back to his feet energetically.
"That was pleasant! It was really invigorating! It was actually the most pleasing thing I have ever felt in my life. Give me another one, Yunyang!"
There was a glow in Xu Zhong's eyes as he stared at Luo Yunyang.
Luo Yunyang was feeling really depressed. He didn't know why his attacks seemed to have no effect on Xu Zhong.
Could he have gotten weak, or had perhaps the other fella become strong enough?
Just as Luo Yunyang was about to start doubting his own existence, Chief Instructor Lu stared at Xu Zhong with the same dumbfounded expression.
Based on what Chief Instructor Lu knew about Xu Zhong, there was a difference between his cultivation base and Luo Yunyang's. If the two went all out, Xu Zhong would definitely not be a match for Luo Yunyang.
The probability of him being thoroughly ma.s.sacred by Luo Yunyang was 100%.
This had been a blow with Luo Yunyang's full power, supplemented with the source power from his newly-awakened source core, yet Xu Zhong had been able to stand back up as if nothing had happened.
Could Xu Zhong be one of those legendary experts who concealed their strength for years and tricked everyone with their coa.r.s.e, boorish appearance, when they were actually great grand masters?
Thinking about this made Chief Instructor Lu's mouth go a little dry. If it had been anyone else, Chief Instructor Lu would have believed it, but Xu Zhong... How could this be?
"Try to hit me again, Brother Yunyang!" Xu Zhong blurted out shamelessly. "Just hit me again! That punch was really enjoyable!" Xu Zhong heckled impatiently. "Just think of it as doing a good deed. Consider it a way to repay me for devotedly teaching you all those days back. Now, just give me a good beating. Think of it as charity!" Xu Zhong pestered Luo Yunyang, making him feel that, if he didn't hit him, he would be an ungrateful person who had forgotten about all the times he had helped him in the past.
Luo Yunyang shook his head. He was just too helpless and frustrated. He must have made a mistake somewhere along the way, but where? He really had no idea.
Xu Zhong's incessant nagging made Luo Yunyang strike out at him furiously. Once again, Xu Zhong ended up lying on the ground.
"How refreshing! It's just too refreshing!" Xu Zhong shouted as he buzzed around happily.
What exactly was going on? Luo Yunyang was speechless. The others were all equally dumbfounded.
An electronic sound was suddenly heard, attracting the attention of everyone present. The series of beeps signified that the results of Luo Yunyang's source core were out.
"Grade-one source core! Wood-based life source core!"
Smiles appeared on everyone's faces. Anyone in the Da Alliance who possessed a grade-one source core eventually became immensely wealthy.
"What is a wood-based life source core?" Chief Instructor Lu asked as soon as he heard about the wood-based life source core.
"Wood-based source cores are very rare, but the majority of them possess tremendous destructive power. A strike from a wood-based grade-six source core can create a huge attacking force," someone explained. He didn't proceed to give an explanation about Luo Yunyang's life source core, as this was the first time he had ever heard of such a source core.
"Wood-based life source cores contain inexhaustible vitality. When they strike the body of any human or living being, they can provide boundless vitality!" a mechanical voice said. The base's examining equipment gave an explanation for Luo Yunyang's life source core.
If he punched someone, would that mean that he would heal them? This ability was really...
The expressions of all the high-level officials present turned slightly darker. They had originally thought that once Luo Yunyang's source core was awakened, he would continue to mow down everything in his path. They hadn't expected his power to be boundless vitality.
"Hit me, Yunyang!" Chief Instructor Lu said seriously as he looked at Luo Yunyang.
Luo Yunyang had a dazed look on his face. He had believed that the red specks of light were weak compared to the glowing dot he had formed by cultivating the Golden Sun-Devouring Dragon Move, so he had chosen the green specks of light, which had seemed more resplendent.
The source core formed by the green specks of light didn't disappoint. It was indeed a grade-one source core, but couldn't it have been a little more reliable?
Healing the targets of his beatings was an ability that defied natural order!
When he heard Chief Instructor Lu's request, Luo Yunyang hesitated for a split second before throwing a punch.
He used half his strength, so when his punch landed on Chief Instructor Lu's torso, the man didn't even sway.
Chief Instructor Lu stood as still as an unshakeable mountain.
At first, a faint smile appeared on his face. However, this smile was quickly replaced by his normal solemn expression.
"What's wrong, sir?" someone asked Chief Instructor Lu, immediately a.s.suming that there was a problem.
Chief Instructor Lu waved him off as he said in a neutral tone, "d.a.m.n, this really is no ordinary comfort. I faintly felt as if my own source core was about to make a breakthrough."
Chief Instructor Lu shook his head and added, "There wasn't enough strength. How could a breakthrough occur so easily?"
"Please move aside, sir. We are brothers, Yunyang. Please hit me again! Oh, I'm such a sc.u.mbag! I said I would take you to the Evil Spirit Imperial Palace, but I haven't. Don't tell me you aren't even a little bit angry! If you are, then just hurry up and beat me!"