Huo Yuhao reached out with his left hand and grabbed the golden wolf's corpse. He sealed its wounds with ice and then threw the corpse to one side with a flick of his wrist as he opted not to use the Ice Explosion Technique on its body
The Zhuge Divine Crossbows he was currently using were different from the ones that he'd created in front of Xuan Ziwen. They were made from better materials, and more meticulous craftsmanship. They could be fired three times, and were top-grade Class 5 soul tools. This meant that the eighteen slots in the Zhuge Divine Crossbow could fire fifty-four times in total, which was the reason that Huo Yuhao was so confident. It's pertinent to note that the Zhuge Divine Crossbow could also be fired extremely easily—he only needed to use a tinge of his soul power to initiate the cumulative formation arrays within them. The rest of the firing mechanism was completed by the soul tool itself, the end result being that the charged power would fire the arrows. Their destructive ability was also extremely great.
Another seven golden wolves had already reached the mountaintop by the time the first golden wolf was thrown to the side. All of them rushed towards Huo Yuhao. Their cultivations varied from three hundred to two thousand years, which was evident from their size and muscle density.
Huo Yuhao initiated his Spiritual Detection and moved extremely quickly. He used the Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track to burst towards the smallest golden wolf, and then lifted both of his arms, causing a crisp, clanging sound to resonate. He'd fired the Zhuge Divine Crossbows, causing several sharp arrows to pierce into the golden wolves' flesh and for them to howl in pain. He didn't even need to use his Spiritual Detection to know that two of the golden wolves had collapsed.
Huo Yuhao had reached the smallest golden wolf at this point, his figure flashing to the side as he dodged its attack. At the same time, he used his Darkgolden Terrorclaws to sever the wolf's spinal cord through its neck, instantly killing it.
Huo Yuhao lifted his toes off the ground, but his entire body froze in place for a moment. He transferred the golden wolf's corpse to his left hand and then made a turned the upper half of his body as he threw the corpse towards three golden wolves who'd just reached the top of the mountain.
The Zhuge Divine Crossbow was unleashed once again when he turned around instantly taking down the golden wolves that had intended to attack him from behind.
The Ice Explosion Technique was initiated, causing the three hundred year golden wolf's corpse to became an incredibly effective bomb that flipped the three golden wolves leaping towards Huo Yuhao. Huo Yuhao quickly turned and grabbed another golden wolf corpse with his left hand. He injected the Ice Explosion Technique into it, then flung the corpse out as he lifted his right foot off the ground.
The advantage his Spiritual Detection gave him was clearly demonstrated at this point: The corpse he'd thrown landed at the edge of the mountain at the same time as when the majority of the pack of golden wolves reached the top of the mountain.
Blood and flesh scattered amidst an explosion; several golden wolves had been blown apart.
Huo Yuhao continued to grab wolf corpses with his left hand, causing the golden wolves that perished under his crossbows to continuously be turned into bombs from his Ice Explosion Technique one by one, then be flung out. As explosions continued to resound, it soon felt like the entire Jing Yang Mountain Range was shaking. Sonorous echoes could be heard from between the mountains.
Over thirty golden wolves had been killed, just like that. Huo Yuhao had only wasted half of his Zhuge Divine Crossbow's arrows, while the majority of the golden wolves had been killed with his Ice Explosion Technique.
Huo Yuhao's Ice Explosion Technique achieved an effect similar to the Envoy of the Death God's corpse explosion. The difference was that the Envoy of the Death God's corpse explosion was a soul skill similar to a lethal poison, in that it needed some time to transform a corpse. On the other hand, Huo Yuhao couldn't use his technique on a large group of corpses at the same time, but his Ice Explosion Technique could be unleashed faster. The only problem was that he needed to manually inject the Ice Explosion Technique into the corpse. However, the benefit lay in that it had a negligible impact on Huo Yuhao's soul power.
A Class 6 Milk Bottle appeared in Huo Yuhao's hands, and he quickly restored his depleted soul power. Meanwhile, the pack of golden wolves had stopped rushing to the top of the mountain; the string of deaths had evidently left them fearful. They were all waiting for their leader to appear.
Huo Yuhao was also waiting; it would be a good idea for him to escape right now, as the golden wolves wouldn't be able to stop him. However, his target wasn't this pack of golden wolves. He was still waiting for his target to appear.
He put the Zhuge Divine Crossbows on his arms away, as they'd been completely expended. This freed up his arms, after which he lightly flexed his Darkgolden Terrorclaws, causing dark golden light to ripple through the air. They weren't stained with blood even though Huo Yuhao had used them to kill a golden wolf earlier.
Huo Yuhao's eyes suddenly brightened, and he turned to face a certain direction. Three figures jumped up and lined themselves up in front of him.
They were three unusually large golden wolves, each of which was more than four meters long. Their thick bodies resembled huge bears, and they stood on their hind limbs, which were especially developed. Their four claws also looked just as sharp and ferocious as Huo Yuhao's Darkgolden Terrorclaws.
Their eyes were also blood-red rather from the common brown. Bloodthirsty auras were continuously released from their bodies.
They were ten thousand year golden wolves and were the leaders of the pack. Based on their auras and soul power undulations, their cultivations lay somewhere between ten thousand and twenty thousand years. However, their practical fighting strength should be beyond twenty thousand years. This was the first time that Huo Yuhao had seen such strong soul beasts. Although he was confident in himself, he wasn't completely confident that could deal with these golden wolves. However, he didn't have a choice, as a slim silver figure had also appeared behind the wolves when they revealed themselves.
This Silverwolf was three meters long, and wasn't as developed as the golden wolves. However, it was more slender and still well-built, and a crescent shaped patch of silverish-white fur lay on its forehead. Its silver eyes looked as if they were about to spurt fire as they stared at Huo Yuhao. They were filled with hatred and resentment.
Both parties appeared very restrained and quiet at this point. Normal strategy dictated that the three golden wolves should've surrounded Huo Yuhao in a triangular formation. However, they hadn't adopted this formation. Instead, they were facing him from one direction. It was obvious that the Silverwolf's safety was a higher priority to them.
The Silverwolf was a Silvermoon Wolf King—a ten thousand year soul beast, and the same soul beast that Huo Yuhao was looking for. Huo Yuhao wasn't afraid at all now. Instead, he was a little excited. Fear had completely vanished from his head, and had been replaced with composure.
He didn't need to clash with the golden wolves; his only objective was to kill the Silvermoon Wolf King behind them and bring its soul ring away successfully. However, this would be a difficult task.
The rest of the golden wolves didn't attempt to rush to the top of the mountain. As the top of the mountain wasn't very large, if too many of them were to gather, it wouldn't be advantageous for their leaders. Huo Yuhao's use of the wolves' corpses to unleash his Ice Explosion Technique was also another important reason for them being afraid of coming to the top of the mountain.
Huo Yuhao suddenly made his move: He leapt forwards like an arrow, actively launching an attack. The moment his body moved, a golden vertical eye opened on his forehead. A mighty aura that seemed to be in control of destiny was suddenly released.
The three golden wolves and the Silvermoon Wolf King that had already prepared their own strategy were stunned by this, and an indescribable fear filled their hearts.
At that point, a streak of purplish light shot out from the Eye of Destiny, its target being the Silvermoon Wolf King.
Yes! This was the strongest spiritual-type strike that Huo Yuhao could currently unleash—the Staring Soul of Destiny.
The Silvermoon Wolf King was a soul beast with with extremely great amount of spiritual power, but its body began to shake tremendously, and it screamed ferociously when its gaze met Huo Yuhao's Eye of Destiny.
A light suddenly shot out from its head as it tried to resist destiny, and Huo Yuhao's Staring Soul of Destiny!
This light was blue, red, yellow, green, gold, black, and purple. When it appeared, the air around the Silvermoon Wolf King began to distort. It distorted so greatly that even the Silvermoon Wolf King's body began to become indistinguishable.
When the purplish-golden light that was filled with the might of destiny struck the seven-colored light, it caused it to distort furiously. It turned into a huge whirlpool that wanted to crush Huo Yuhao's Staring Soul of Destiny!
A white projection appeared behind Huo Yuhao. This projection had a swollen, extremely plump body, but ten golden patterns surfaced on its body. The entire projection flashed once before disappearing. However, the Staring Soul of Destiny's radiance became even brighter.
The seven-colored whirlpool was then crushed, and the Silvermoon Wolf King roared pitifully. Its silver eyes burst, and fresh blood flowed out of them. Its body also rolled across the ground before it managed to stop itself and force itself to stand back up.
It was extremely powerful! Huo Yuhao wasn't excited now; he was shocked.
The Staring Soul of Destiny was his strongest spiritual attack. He was capable of threatening a seven-ringed soul sage with it. When he'd unleashed his attack, the Eye of Destiny had already increased the intensity of his attack to its highest point, and had sucked out almost all of the spiritual power in his second mental sea. It had even borrowed the Skydream Iceworm's spiritual power to complete the attack. It was an attack that he could only use once a day.
Huo Yuhao had once unleashed this strike against a two thousand year soul beast during a test in the Ultimate Soldier Plan. That soul beast had instantly died, its head exploding.
The Silvermoon Wolf King should've only just reached the ten thousand year level. However, it had still managed to withstand Huo Yuhao's attack. Huo Yuhao had even borrowed the Skydream Iceworm's strength and spiritual power to increase his own power in order to make it unbearable for the Silvermoon Wolf King. Yet the Silvermoon Wolf King hadn't died, even though its eyes had burst. This had put a little dent in Huo Yuhao's plan.
Everything seemed to have happened very slowly, but all of this actually occurred extremely quickly.