Chapter 641: Your Life Is Mine!
The frightening firestorm spread horizontally across the sky. Its hot temperature caused the air in this area to become extremely dry. Powerful fire ripples turned into a fire curtain that spread about, occupying over half of the space. This resulted in one's vision becoming distorted and blurry at this moment.
Countless numbers of gazes were stunned as they watched the firestorm that swept across the sky. Despite being a great distance away, they still felt their legs become wobbly. If this kind of explosion had been a little lower, it was likely that this city would have turned into a graveyeard in an extremely short period of time!
The strong from both sides who had been engaging in an intense great battle in the sky earlier had all descended from the sky in panic. Staying high in the sky during this period of time when even the natural energy had become violent was an extremely foolish thing. Once one was struck by the firestorm… one's fate would be extremely miserable.
"This Xiao Yan fellow… is really becoming more and more frightening." Lin Yan wiped the perspiration on his face while standing on the peak of a mountain as he spoke with a bitter smile to Lin Xiuya and Liu Qing by the side. The three of them were currently Elders of the Inner Academy. Therefore, they would naturally be involved in such a large scale battle. The three of them had joined hands to hold back an elite Dou Huang earlier. Although they ended up in a miserable state by the sharp attacks of the latter, they had successfully ended up delaying him.
Lin Xiuya and Liu Qing sighed and nodded while sharing the same feeling when they heard Lin Yan's bitter laugh. It had only been a short two years, but the new student who had to call them senior when they met back then already possessed the strength to contend head-on with a top expert of the 'Black-Corner Region'. Such a transformation really caused people to sigh emotionally. Liu Qing possessed an extremely deep feeling toward this. Back then, Xiao Yan had gone all out to fight until he was seriously injured and unconscious in the arena battle back then only to end up with a situation in which both of them were defeated with serious injuries. From the looks of things now… it was likely that Xiao Yan would be able to easily finish him off within five exchanges…
Liu Qing also let out a bitter laugh when he thought of this. His heart could not help but utter a word of submission to Xiao Yan. Such a frightening training speed already had nothing to do with training talent. It was completely decided by one's lucky opportunities…
Xiao Li's figure rushed out on a treetop not far from the three of them. His expression was a little worried as he watched the firestorm that had basically covered the entire sky. Even though he had confidence in Xiao Yan, he could not help but feel uneasy in the face of such a frightening energy collision. After all, that Han Feng was not an ordinary person. During the two years he had muddled along within the 'Black-Corner Region', he had been repeatedly inquiring about information on the 'Black Alliance'. However, he had never received the slightest news that Han Feng was about to enter the Dou Zong class. However, the true strength that the latter was currently displaying really caused most people to be shocked.
"Xiao-yan-zi, you better be alright. Otherwise, how can I have the face to see your big brother." Xiao Li rubbed his hands together. He could only pray that Xiao Yan would have sufficient luck to escape from the firestorm at this moment.
A countless number of gazes relaxed when they raised their heads to see the firestorm that spread through the sky was some distance away now that they had fled from it. Private conversations quietly sounded. Clearly, everyone wanted to know whether it would be Xiao Yan or Han Feng who would be the one to successfully flee this firestorm.
The spreading firestorm finally began to gradually disappear in front of numerous gazes after having spread an extremely great distance. However, there was still not the slightest activity of the two human figures within it.
The sky was void of activity, and the people on the ground did not dare to emit any loud sound. They looked at each other and their faces changed slightly. Did the both of them perish within the firestorm?
Su Qian did not blink his eyes as he stared at the middle of the firestorm in the sky. Despite his strength, he was totally unaware of the situation within it at this very moment. Therefore, he could do nothing other than pray.
While everyone was staring with expressions of loss, there was suddenly a rushing wind sound that appeared in the vast sky. A human figure immediately shot out explosively from the storm.
The human figure that had suddenly appeared immediately gathered the gazes of everyone present. Although the human figure was shooting out at a very fast speed, there were still some sharp-eyed people who could identify him. Immediately, joyous voices sounded.
"It's the Alliance Head! He is alive!"
The tensed up faces of those from the 'Black Alliance' immediately became much more relax upon hearing these joyous cries. Some smiles faintly appeared on their faces. Since the last person who survived was Han Feng, it was likely that the Inner Academy would withdraw miserably with ashen faces. They would also have gained an additional capital to boost to the other factions in the 'Black-Corner Region'. After all, which other factions within the 'Black-Corner Region' other than the 'Black Alliance' had managed to beat the Inner Academy?
The faces of those from the Inner Academy instantly became ugly compared to the pleased look of those from the 'Black Alliance'. They clenched their teeth and the atmosphere appeared exceptionally pressuring due to the silence.
Xiao Li's eyes had suddenly become completely red when he heard the loud cry of those from the 'Black Alliance'. A savage killing intent slowly climbed onto his cold face. He had already decided in his heart. If any mishap were to happen to Xiao Yan, he would get Han Feng to pay a price in blood today even if he had to stake his life.
"Everyone, don't act disorderly. There is something not quite right!" Su Qian's cry suddenly sounded when everyone's mood had sunk. They were somewhat stunned as they raised their heads, only to see that Su Qian was focused intently on Han Feng who was shooting down from the sky. Everyone's gaze followed his to look over and they too sensed that something was wrong. Although Han Feng had escaped from the firestorm, the posture in which he landed on the ground seemed to be one where he fell from the sky after being violently kicked.
The sharp sound of rushing wind once again reverberated across the sky while everyone was feeling uncertain in their hearts. The firestorm that spread through the sky suddenly trembled. Immediately, a black figure rushed out from within it. The dark-green fire wings were exceptionally eye catching in the sky.
"It's Xiao Yan! He hasn't died!"
The Inner Academy's experts who were dispirited immediately cheered when they saw those familiar fire wings.
The savageness on Xiao Li's face slowly withdrew as he watched the familiar fire wings with a stunned expression. His heart finally sighed heavily as he bitterly laughed, "This fellow… really doesn't allow one to relax."
With the appearance of Xiao Yan's figure, the originally proud and laughing people from the 'Black-Corner Region' became just like ducks with their throats pinched. Their laughter suddenly ceased, and the expressions on their faces appeared exceptionally comical.
The black figure's jade-green wings flapped in the sky, and his body turned into a dark-green glow that swiftly shot down toward Han Feng who was falling rapidly to the ground. In the blink of an eye, the black figure appeared above Han Feng's head in front of the shocked gazes of all the experts from the 'Black-Corner Region'.
"Little bastard, you dare…"
Xiao Yan's eyes stared intently at Han Feng whose internal Dou Qi was blocked because of the backlash from the flame. A dark-green flame wildly surged over his fist. The fist immediately contained an incomparably fierce force as it ruthlessly smashed into his chest!
"A traitor who betrays his teacher deserves to die!"
Xiao Yan's furious roar reverberated unceasingly across the sky as his fist ruthlessly smashed down.
A low, deep sound from the contact of flesh was suddenly emitted across the sky, causing the hearts of a countless number of people to violently contract at this moment.
A mouthful of fresh, red blood was spat out of Han Feng's mouth upon receiving such a heavy blow without any defenses. His body appeared to have become like a bird with its wings broken as it weakly fell to the ground. Finally, he heavily smashed into some plains just outside Feng City in front of a countless number of shocked gazes.
Xiao Yan's face was covered with fresh blood. His chest rose and fell rapidly as his wings flapped slightly. A weak feeling was repeatedly emitted from his body, indicating that he had already reached his limit.
Xiao Yan flapped the increasingly illusory wings on his back as his eyes stared intently at the unmoving Han Feng who had smashed into the ground, forming an enormous pit. He could sense that the latter's breath might be extremely weak, but had not completely disappeared.
Xiao Yan clenched his teeth ruthlessly as he shook his hand. An enormous Heavy Xuan Ruler flashed and appeared. His hands held it tightly as he flapped the wings on his back. He circulated the little remaining Dou Qi in his body and shot explosively toward Han Feng, who was lying on the ground with his last lingering breath. The aim was to give the latter a finishing blow!
"Save the Alliance Head!"
Xiao Yan's action were instantly sensed by the experts from the 'Black-Corner Region'. Their faces immediately changed drastically as a stern cry immediately sounded. They clearly understood the importance of Han Feng to the 'Black Alliance'. If they lost Han Feng, it was likely that the large alliance would collapse!
Su Qian let out a cold cry the moment the experts from the 'Black-Corner Region' moved. All the Inner Academy Elders who had long been waiting for an order immediately moved. They formed a human wall outside of Feng City. Numerous powerful auras rose and forced back those people from the 'Black-Corner Region' who were attempting a rescue.
Xiao Yan flashed and appeared just a couple of dozen feet above Han Feng's head by relying on the blocking action performed by the Elders of the Inner Academy. He raised his heavy ruler high above his head and did not hesitate as he used the most vicious method to smash it at Han Feng's head. That momentum was such that if it struck, it was likely that Han Feng would die on the spot despite his strength!
"Tsk tsk, Han Feng was indeed right. Yao Sheng's spiritual body is indeed in this little fellow's body!"
A ghastly strange laugh suddenly sounded in the sky the moment the heavy ruler smashed down. Immediately, a cluster of black fog strangely surfaced on the plains.
The black fog had just appeared when a dark-black chain that contained a deep luster suddenly shot out from the black fog. The metal chain's speed was extremely frightening. It was not far from Xiao Yan in an instant. The end of the metal chain was as sharp as a blade, and an unusual cold glint faintly seeped out from it.
At this moment, Xiao Yan had also ran out of steam. Swinging the ruler and unleashing his final attack toward Han Feng had already completely exhausted all his strength. Hence, he actually did not have the slightest strength to dodge the metal chain that was shooting toward him!
Xiao Yan turned his head with great difficulty. The thing that was imprinted in his eyes was that a somewhat unusual black, enormous metal chain…
"This is… those fellows from the 'Hall of Souls'?" The cluster of black fog shaped like a human figure was similar to what he had seen in the 'Great Plains of the Black-Corner Region' swiftly flashed across his mind. This attacking method and the person in front of him were nearly identical!
The dark-black metal chain did not stop because Xiao Yan had guessed its identity. That cluster of black fog was extremely vicious in its attack. Hence, it had unleashed a killing move the moment it attacked! If this chain were to strike Xiao Yan's body, it was likely that his life would be immediately taken!
"It is really unexpected… that I will end up dying in the hands of these fellows." Xiao Yan sighed with extreme fatigue in his heart. A bitterness seeped out from the corner of his mouth as he slowly shut his eyes. In this kind of situation, even Su Qian would not be able to save him in time…
"Your life is mine!"
The chain arrived quickly. However, just as it was about to penetrate Xiao Yan's heart, an ice-cold, numbing voice could suddenly be heard behind his ear. Immediately, a delicate, gentle, boneless-like hand surfaced in a strange manner and grabbed the chain firmly!
Chapter 642: Reappearance of the Hall of Souls
The delicate hand appeared to have extended from empty space. It did not cause any fluctuations. It looked gentle and weak, yet it contained an extremely strong and fierce strength that grabbed the metal chain until the point where it could not move.
The sudden help also caused everyone to be startled. Their gazes followed that flawless hand, and slowly shifted. Finally, a beauty with a lovely sexy figure and a nearly perfect bewitching face appeared in front of all their gazes.
TL: In chinese mythology, a female demon is usually extremely beautiful and would occasionally bewitch men
This was the feeling that the woman gave to others at first glance with the exception of her icy-cold face. The merging of coldness and enchantment caused her to possess an unusual allure that had a deep impact on men. Her snow-white chin formed a slightly sharp incline that caused her entire body to be filled with a pride that was difficult to hide. This kind of pride was not an ordinary woman's arrogance, but an honorable haughtiness that only a woman who possessed a high status could display.
The thing that possessed the greatest attraction to men was this haughtiness. A man would possess an incomparable satisfaction the moment he pushed down such a haughty and distinguished woman. Of course, if one was in a delirious state, this satisfaction would be greatly reduced. One example was Xiao Yan back then…
Everyone was stunned for quite a while when they saw that the person who had appeared to stop the chain attack was actually such a beautiful and bewitching woman. They might be stunned, but no one present was an ordinary person. From the looks of the strange manner in which she had appeared, it seemed that her strength might be stronger than anyone else present.
The sharp portion at the end of the metal chain paused at a spot half an inch from Xiao Yan's head. The cold glint that faintly seeped out from it caused the latter's body to be filled with tiny goosebumps. He could imagine that his head would turn into a watermelon that fell on the ground, bursting into countless number of pieces with a bang, if the action to stop the chain had been an instant later.
Xiao Yan's eyes stared intently at the tip of the metal chain that had been magnified by a countless number of times in his eyes. His throat rolled a little as he turned his head with great difficulty. The ice-cold face of Queen Medusa immediately appeared in his eyes.
"You…" Xiao Yan's mouth moved. He did not expect that the one who took action to rescue him would actually be the Queen Medusa who had been after his life. Did she really possess complicated feelings toward him after that incident?
Queen Medusa's eyes did not even move a little while this thought was lingering in Xiao Yan's heart. Her other free delicate hand merely flipped and violently slammed against Xiao Yan's chest without any mercy. The large force caused the latter's completely exhausted body to be shaken until he took over ten steps back before sitting down on the ground, looking extremely miserable.
Xiao Yan grabbed his chest and let out a few soft coughs after sitting onto the ground. What did this damn woman want to do? She wanted to rescue him yet she was this blunt. If the palm was a little stronger earlier, it was likely that it would have been able to kill him.
"How unfortunate. Just a little more and that bastard will be killed!" Xiao Yan's gaze turned to Han Feng, who was lying on the ground with a breath remaining. He spoke regretfully within his heart. The current him was already completely exhausted. Although all he needed to do was use the ruler to slam against that fellow in order to kill him, the current him did not even have the strength to stand up.
While Xiao Yan's eyes were filled with a limitless regret, Queen Medusa, who was grabbing the metal chain, suddenly lowered her head and glanced at Han Feng whom she did not know was dead or alive. She knit her eyebrows and appeared to hate that a man was this close to her. She immediately raised her long, sleek legs in front of a countless number of gazes and heavily kicked Han Feng's waist.
This kick may appear random, but the sharp wind created by her toes when it was swung smashed and formed quite a large pit on the ground. Clearly, this kick was something that could even cause a lively elite Dou Huang to feel terrible, much less Han Feng, who was seriously injured.
The entire plains descended into a silence when the leg was swung.
The delicate leg firmly imprinted itself on Han Feng's waist in front of a countless number of stunned gazes. The frightening strength was like a surging flood at this moment. Everyone immediately saw that Han Feng's body was kicked into the air with a deep muffled sound before finally drawing a parabola across the sky and landing hard on the ground. There was coincidentally a huge rock where he landed. The sound of bones breaking was extremely ear-piercing in this quiet plains.
At this moment, nearly everyone believed that it was likely that Han Feng would have difficulty keeping his life even if he was reborn from someone extremely strong.
"Good! What a damn great kick!"
Xiao Yan, who appeared paralyzed as he sat also watched Queen Medusa's sudden action with a stunned expression. Only when Han Feng heavily smashed against the enormous rock did he recover. A wild joy surfaced on his face. His hand slammed violently onto the ground and his face was flushed red. He could not control the excitement within his heart as he erupted with a series of vulgarities.
However, his curses had just sounded when a pair of bright, ice-cold eyes suddenly shot over like sharp blades, causing him to instantly shut his mouth. He gave an awkward smile and his buttocks shifted back without leaving a trace, afraid that the Queen Medusa who killed people like killing chickens would also give him a kick. With his current condition, it was likely that his end would not be much better than Han Feng if he were to suffer a kick.
Everyone on the plain, regardless of whether it was the experts from the 'Black-Corner Region' or the Inner Academy, were all completely dumbfounded. No one had expected that the peak expert who had dominated the 'Black-Corner Region' would actually be kicked to death by a woman? This… this seemed a little too comical, right?
Su Qian's gaze firmly focused on Queen Medusa from the distant sky. Other people might not have sensed it but he was able to sense that the latter's random kick seemed to contain some killing intent. Clearly, that kick she gave Han Feng did not hold the thought of simply clearing the place but… it was likely that she really wanted to kill Han Feng.
"Don't tell me that she also held a grudge against Han Feng? Why have I not heard that there was someone like her in the 'Black-Corner Region'?" Su Qian muttered doubtfully.
"Tsk tsk, how unexpected. This Han Feng would actually end up dying in the hands of a woman. If such a hopelessly stupid method of dying for him were to spread, it will really cause others to die from laughter." An ear-piercing strange laugh was emitted from the cluster of black fog, which expanded and shrank in a volatile manner. A ripple was immediately emitted from the black fog and an unusual dark-black energy surged out. It followed the chain as it swept toward Queen Medusa.
Queen Medusa's gaze was cold and indifferent as she watched the energy surging over. She shook her delicate hand and a seven-colored energy poured out unceasingly. Finally, it collided with that black-colored energy at the middle spot of the chain. A wild and ferocious ripple erupted from the point of contact and destroyed all the grass of the plains nearby,
Although the chain underwent such a powerful explosive force, it did not show any sign of breaking. Clearly this thing was not an ordinary item.
Queen Medusa suddenly released her hand during the explosion. The black-colored chain suddenly turned around with a clever effort, before transforming into a vague black line that shot explosively toward the cluster of black fog.
The black-colored chain passed through that cluster of black fog, causing it to ripple swiftly. It was a long while later before the ear-piercing voice that carried some gloominess was emitted, "Who are you? You actually dare to meddle with the affairs of our 'Hall of Souls'?"
"His life is mine. No one else has the right to take it." Those pretty eyes stared at the cluster of black fog in the distance as Queen Medusa spoke faintly, "I can give his corpse to you if I kill him one day. It is not possible now.'
"Hei, what arrogant words. You are the first person in so many years who dares to speak such words to our 'Hall of Souls'!"
"Get lost. You won't have the opportunity to attack today." Queen Medusa completely ignored him. Her voice was still blunt and ice-cold. During the short exchange earlier, she already possessed some understanding of the other party's strength. If the other party's energy had not been a little strange, she would have longed killed him. Why would she need to speak so many unnecessary words?
"Tsk tsk, what an arrogant woman. My luck is indeed not bad today. However, my mission is not to kill that little brat. It is sufficient as long as I acquire that Yao Chen's spirit is in his body! Moreover, thanks to you, I do have something to acquire." The strange laugh was emitted from the black fog before it immediately moved. The figure suddenly flashed, and in a couple of breaths, it appeared beside Han Feng's breathless corpse. He let out a strange 'tsk tsk' laugh and an unusual suction force erupted. A somewhat transparent spiritual body slowly rose from Han Feng's corpse following the appearance of this suction force. Finally, it was absorbed into that black fog and disappeared.
"Tsk tsk, a tier 6 alchemist spirit. This is really quite a great acquisition." That awful voice sounded with some satisfaction after absorbing Han Feng's spirit into that black fog. The black fog immediately moved and from a distance, Xiao Yan could sense a pair of eyes sweeping over him from within it.
"Brat, I shall allow Yao Chen's spirit to stay in your body for a period of time. At that time, our 'Hall of Souls' will come and acquire it. Tsk tsk…"
Xiao Yan's expression was somewhat gloomy as he observed the strange cluster of black fog that was drifting aimlessly. He had finally been locked onto be this mysterious organization…
"Enjoy your remaining time. Tsk tsk. At that time, even this woman might not be able to protect you!" A strange laugh sounded from varying distances. That cluster of black fog was just like a ghost. It flashed a couple of times before disappearing from the plains in front of a countless number of gazes…
Xiao Yan's eyes watched the vague black fog that had disappeared into the distance. He suddenly grit his teeth and stood up. His footsteps staggered toward Han Feng's corpse. His palm touched the latter's skin and his expression sank a moment later, "Dammit. The 'Sea Heart Flame' has also been taken away along with the soul!"
Xiao Yan clenched his teeth ruthlessly before his eyes glanced at the dark-blue ring on Han Feng's finger. The flickering faint blue glint indicated the difference between this storage ring and a low grade storage ring.