|“||Gu Yue, I’ve only ever loved one girl in this world and that girl is you. Do you love me?||”|
—Tang Wulin, Sea God Festival
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Tang Wulin is the son of the 'Sea God' & 'Asura God', Tang San and his wife, a 120,000 years Soft Boned Rabbit, Xiao Wu, and the younger brother of the Butterfly Goddess, Tang Wutong. He is the inheritor of the bloodline of the Golden Dragon King, trapped within his body.
Tang Wulin has short black hair and a stature slightly taller than others of the same age. However, his most attractive feature are his large, clear black eyes and long eyelashes which wouldn't lose to a girl at all. Even with his commoner’s clothing, his outstanding appearance could easily draw the eyes of others. Only the word "beautiful" is fitting to describe him.
Tang Wulin is an honest and kindhearted individual, which is apparent when he saved Na'Er from a group of teenagers, who were trying to kidnap her and sell her off. He is incredibly hardworking, not letting the words of others affect him negatively. Also having been raised in an impoverished family, he is significantly more sensible and mature than others of his age.
In Soul Land 4, due to his amnesia, Wulin acts rather stoic. He talks very little and regularly has a emotionless expression. Still, he retains his kind heart, being grateful to Le Qing Ling for taking him in.
But in Soul Land 4 volume 14, when he met with Gu Yuena, his heart was open for her again, and he turned back to the outgoing man.
Volume 1 - Awakening Edit
Living in an impoverished family with his adoptive father Tang Ziran and adoptive mother Lang Yue, in Glorybound City a small town sitting on the border between the ocean and the eastern coast of the Sun-Moon Federation, Tang Wulin was always looking forward to awakening his martial spirit and becoming a powerful Spirit Master to support them. However when he awakened his spirit at the age of six, it was a spirit considered trash by all; Blue Silver Grass. In spite of the fact that during the awakening process he underwent excruciating pain and displayed golden lines which ran across his body surprising the Spirit Master that was conducting the awakening, as he had never faced such a situation before. Nevertheless, Wulin vowed to work extremely hard and become a powerful Spirit Master, despite his Innate Spirit Power being rank 3.
Having spirit power Wulin decided to attend the Spirit Master class, a class for those who had innate spirit power, in Red Mountain Academy, a three-year elementary academy. According to the regulations set by the Sun-Moon Federation, elementary and intermediate academies had free tuition and were compulsory. In the Spirit Master class he met his first teacher Lin Ximeng, who would teach Wulin over the next three-years the basic knowledge required for Spirit Masters.
Meeting Nana Edit
While he was returning home from the first day at Red Mountain Academy, he encountered a bunch of delinquents picking on a young girl. He immediately intervened and managed to save her, as they were frightened by his status as a child who possessed spirit power. The girl revealed her name as Nuo Er. Wulin decided to bring her to his home and later, learning that she suffered from a memory lose and not being able to find records on her or her parents, expressed his wish to have her as his little sister, which she and his parents accepted.
Having the wish to cultivate as a Spirit Master would prove to be expensive, as by the time he reached rank 10 and became a Spirit Master Wulin would need to purchase his first spirit soul at the Spirit Pagoda, not an easy task considering his family's financial situation. Tang Ziran explained this to him and asked him to work as a blacksmith at Mang Tian's place, so that he could earn money to support himself. Wulin eagerly agreed and the next day after school visited the blacksmith. Mang Tian would not accept him so easily so he gave Tang Wulin a test, striking a metal a thousand times, which Wulin managed to pass and even proved himself gifted in the field. Mang Tian decided to accept him as his disciple. He tells Wulin to keep hitting the metal.
After a while, Mang Tian tells Wulin to stop for the day, and prepares some ointment to give to Lang Yue for Wulin's swollen hands, impressed with his determination and sticking through it for so long. Sitting in the lounge while Lang Yue looks at Wulin's hands, Mang Tian explains forging to the child. At home, Na’er still hasn't recovered any memory, and the kids start eating dinner, but Wulin can't even lift his arms, so Na’er feeds him his dinner. Before bed, Wulin shows Na’er his BSG, and tells her she will also have a spirit when she turns 6, before falling asleep on the bed and Na’er soon falling asleep beside him.
First Spirit Soul Edit
Three years later, Wulin has grown much taller, taller than any of his peers, and is well built. Even with BSG, he has become quite popular. Wan Yun originally tried to bully Wulin due to his BSG, but was swiftly beaten and eventually became his friend. Wan Yun was the first in the class to reach 10th level to gain a soul, and Wulin is close behind, being gifted in meditation. He sometimes get into fights when he sees people bullying Na’er.
After three years of becoming a forging apprentice under Mang Tian, Wulin has earned enough money to buy a spirit soul while also earning some for his family.
Having finally saved 30,000 spirit coins, he runs home to count it and make sure. His dad declares they will all go together to get his soul ring. That night, he is too excited to sleep and leaves the room after pulling Na'er's quilt over her properly. He leaves the room and garden he regularly visited with Na'er, which calmed him. He sat down to meditate.
Eastsea Academy Edit
Volume 2 - Class Zero Edit
The First Seal Edit
Summer Break Edit
Volume 3 - Spirit Ascension Platform Edit
Volume 4 - Trials of Shrek Academy Edit
Entrance Exam Edit
Wulin was in the middle of breaking through the second seal, so they end up missing Shrek Academy's entrance exam. An exception was made for them to take the exam, but it will be harder than the regular exam and they will become working students if they pass. Shen Yi went to the hotel to pick them up. When they arrived at Shrek Academy, Wulin and the other walked past the Spirit Ice Plaza into a school building called House Shrek. They climbed some stairs and went through some corridors into a round hall.
First Test - Spiritual Power Edit
Wulin and the others were staring at a mural of the Golden-eyed Black Dragon King, painted with a drop of his blood. The mural caused pressure to descend upon them. Tang Wulin used his blood essence as a shield to protect the others. Elder Li awarded Wulin 10 points for the test.
Second Test - The Beast Arena Edit
The group faced off against a 3,000 year old Earth Demon Rhinoceros. Wulin and the others were surprised at the appearance of Wulin's golden spirit ring, which caused him to miss his chance to attack and he got knocked back. He used his golden dragon claw to crush the spirit beast's spine, killing it. He was awarded 10 points again.
Third Test - Ability to Adapt and Courage Edit
The group had to go through a course with multiple routes that lead to the end of the course. Every route has a series of gates with guillotine blades at each gate. Wulin gave Gu Yue a piggyback ride. The group passed with Wulin catching and holding up each blade, while everyone passes through the gate. Everyone got 10 points.
Fourth Test - Specialties/Talent Edit
Tang Wulin showed his specialty, strength, to a group of three examiners. The examiners were surpised at the sight of Wulin's golden spirit ring. One of the examiners, Elder Cai, told Wulin to punch her. Wulin punched her three times. The first punch was slapped away, the second was halted by her palm, and the third met her punch, slamming Wulin against a wall. Everyone got 0 points.
Fifth Test - Second Profession Edit
Elder Cai failed them as they entered the trial area, so 0 points.
Sixth Test - Willpower Edit
Tang Wulin ate almost all the buns within the 30 minute limit of the test, to the shock of Shen Yi and the examiner. Gu Yue helped eat a few. He packed the rest to eat later. They all got 10 points.
Seventh Test - Endurance Edit
It was split into three tests: running ten kilometers, squatting fifty kilograms one thousand times, and one thousand chin-ups. Any exam taker who finished all three tests would be awarded six points, while finishing within an hour would net them full marks.
Wulin did all three tests within 30 minutes. He got 10 points.
Eighth Test - Comprehensive Battle Edit
Each person was required to fight against a Shrek Academy student. Points will be given on performance. Tang Wulin chose a tall, slender girl as his opponent. Wulin dragged on the battle for a long time, luring his opponent to attack him, and defeat her using the purple demon eyes. He got 10 points.
Ninth Test - Moral Character Edit
The group was sent into a simulation. Shen Yi told them they can absorb any spirit rings and spirit bones they find. As soon as they entered, they encountered a battle between a Duskgold Dreadclaw Bear and a Auspicious Emperor. They encountered a baby Auspicious Emperor within a cave and defeated it. Faced with the decision to kill it for a spirit bone and spirit ring, they all chose not to. They were taken out of the simulation and Shen Yi revealed to them that they took the hardest level of the trial. They all passed with 10 points.
Tenth Test - Three Hall Review Edit
The group entered the room and see Elder Li, Elder Cai, and Zhuo Shi. They gave each of them a review. Gu Yue ended up not passing with 59 points, only needing one more point to pass. The other three chose not to enter the Academy since Gu Yue will not be joining them. Shen Yi introduce the four to their grandteacher, Zhuo Shi. Elder Cai and Zhuo Shi ended up arguing about the points given to Gu Yue. Elder Cai compromised with giving Tang Wulin 10 points for the fourth trial and if he get full marks on the makeup trial, he will also get full points on the tenth trial, allowing him to request an extra point for Gu Yue to be accepted into Shrek Academy.
Makeup Trial Edit
Tang Wulin has to get full points on the fifth trial. Elder Cai required him to reach the fifth-rank in his profession, to the shock of the other elders. Wulin accepted the trial, even though he was only at the fourth-rank. He had to spirit refine a metal to reach the fifth-rank of blacksmithing.
First Grade Edit
Volume 5 - Rising Edit
Volume 6 - First Semester's Exam Edit
Volume 7 - Growth Edit
Volume 8 - The Land of Star Luo Edit
Crossing the Ocean Edit
Volume 9 - Edit
Volume 10 - Edit
Blood God Army Edit
Tang Wulin headed to the west region of the Federation to enlist in the army with Gu Yuena. They sent a few days traveling across the dessert. One night, they were attacked by a herd of Sand Demon Beetles. He tried to reason with them at first before Beautiful Silk Tulip told him about the spirit beasts. Wulin massacred the entire herd, leaving some who fled, alive. The next day, they arrived at the Fire Basin at noon. Wulin left Gu Yuena at the Fire Basin and continued to head toward the army base located beyond the Skyend Mountains, but turned back to see Yuena one more time after she contacted him. He head up the snow mountain covered deep in snow on steep terrain and freezing temperatures. By nighttime, he had already went to the bottom of the first mountain and dug a cave to mediate. The next day, he continued going through each mountain peak until he reach one that was steeper than the other ones. He used his bare hands to climb up the mountain to find the army base.