The truth was that Wu Feng didn't really like the Ice Prison that was covering her. Her Red Dragon martial soul was fire-type, and thus she had a natural-born rejection towards the ice element. However, she was still in awe and admiration of Ling Luochen's accurate control. No matter how disdainful she felt towards Huo Yuhao, she knew that facing the two of them alone would heap immense pressure on her. Xie Huanyue was about to arrive, and Dai Huabin wouldn't be arrested for too long. At this moment, she chose to store power and prepare.
Dark-red flames engulfed her entire body. Her second and third soul rings flickered at the same time - Dragonfury and Dragonarmor were unleashed. Wu Feng displayed her strength as an inner courtyard disciple with her control over her soul skills, and she handled both at the same time without touching the Ice Prison.
However, the mighty attack that everyone had expected Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong'er to launch against the Ice Prison didn't appear at all.
Right when the Ice Prison shimmered into view, Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong'er abruptly stopped in their tracks.
Whether Wang Dong'er was a guy or girl, how could the people before them rival the chemistry and tacit understanding she shared with Huo Yuhao?
She returned behind Huo Yuhao's back once more when he turned around, and she pressed her hands on his back and immediately began to infuse the Haodong power into his body.
This meant Huo Yuhao was facing Xie Huanyue, who sprang towards them at this moment.
Xie Huanyue was a defense-type soul master, and his original aim was to prevent Huo Yuhao's assault against Wu Feng. However, he suddenly had a feeling that Huo Yuhao's target from the beginning to end wasn't Wu Feng - it was him! It felt as if Ling Luochen's Ice Prison had also been considered in Huo Yuhao's calculations and predictions.
Dai Huabin finally recovered from the powerful controlling effects of Spiritual Confusion. He still felt a little dizzy, and there seemed to be many elements of various types undulating around his body.
At this moment, a blinding ray of light and a terrifying pressure reinvigorated his senses - what he saw was a golden fist.
Xie Huanyue had already launched himself through the air, and he couldn't change directions anymore even though he had realized that something was amiss.
In this crucial moment, his fourth and fifth soul rings sparkled at the same time. A blurry light covered his body, and his skin became as dark as coal, while his entire frame became like an enormous ball of flesh as he barreled forward.
The light projection of a giant elephant appeared behind his back.
His fourth soul skill, Elephant Fog, and his fifth soul skill, Elephant Hide.
Elephant Fog would ensnare the enemy after clashing against any attack. It would sweep towards the opponent and cause them to feel as if he or she was mired in a swamp. It was hard to break out of it, and the fog would greatly reduce the force of attack.
Elephant Hide caused the surface of his skin to become gelatinous and rubbery, and his defensive capabilities would be increased by a hundred percent. Colliding with his opponent would produce a powerful elastic force that would propel them away.
Xie Huanyue's martial soul was the Rubberdon, and one could say that these two soul skills were Xie Huanyue's strongest abilities. He used both of them at the same time, and this represented how fearful he was towards Huo Yuhao.
Xie Huanyue could see that Huo Yuhao had turned completely golden. At this moment, Huo Yuhao looked like a golden statue, while he emanated an aura that burst forward and made Xie Huanyue tremble with fear.
What, what was this soul skill?
This golden fist punched straight towards Xie Huanyue, and this was the moment Dai Huabin recovered from Spiritual Confusion.
Even time seemed to stop when the golden fist slammed against Xie Huanyue's body. In the next moment, the Elephant Fog around Xie Huanyue's body whisked forward and attempted to ensnare the golden fist.
However, the gray Elephant Fog dissipated - it was crushed by the eruption of golden light. The Elephant Hide's tremendous elastic force from the collision seemed to disappear completely.
Xie Huanyue's body was hurled backwards at a speed faster than his initial speed, and he slammed right towards Dai Huabin in the distance.
The surface of Xie Huanyue's body appeared to be covered by a layer of golden foil, and golden light glowed continuously.
Dai Huabin couldn't just sit back. He extended his tiger paws in front of him and attempted to catch Xie Huanyue. However, he felt a frightening pressure pass into his body the moment he caught Xie Huanyue. This was a stifling pressure that was almost suffocating, as if a supreme ruler had descended upon the world. His mind and spirit were shaken as Xie Huanyue crashed into his chest, and the two of them were pushed back several meters from the force before they stabilized themselves.
Fresh blood poured from Xie Huanyue's mouth and nose. The fatso's face was ghastly pale, and his body was quivering vigorously. He stared at Dai Huabin and said, "So… so powerful! My defenses have been broken."
This was the Sovereign's Descent, charged with Haodong power, so how could it be as simple as breaking through his defenses? The Sovereign's Descent had left a deep and lasting mark in Xie Huanyue's spiritual sea - the next time he faced Huo Yuhao, this spiritual imprint would greatly disrupt his nerves and his mind.
Dai Huabin was also overcome with a haze of terror, but he still pounced towards Huo Yuhao as if there were no turning back.
He was as familiar as he could be with how powerful Xie Huanyue's defensive abilities were. Not even he had confidence of breaking through Xie Huanyue's defenses. Even though Xie Huanyue was slightly weaker in terms of fighting prowess, his defensive abilities were publicly recognized as the strongest amongst the others of his age group - yet, he couldn't even take a single punch from Huo Yuhao.
Furthermore, this was under the amplifying effects of the Seven Treasures Glazed Pagoda.
Xie Huanyue was thrown backwards, and Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong took two steps back before they regained their balance. The powerful impact still took effect on them after all, and the Seven Treasures Glazed Pagoda's amplification effects were indeed formidable. If Huo Yuhao had launched that attack by himself, he wouldn't have been able to make Xie Huanyue lose all ability to fight. However, he wasn't alone in the battle toda; he had the support of the Haodong power.
No matter how strong the Seven Treasures Glazed Pagoda's supportive power was, it couldn't compare to a hundred-percent martial soul fusion - and there was also Mass Enfeeblement at work.
Butterfly wings extended to the side, and large patches of golden light burst from behind them - Light of the Butterfly Goddess. The Ice Prison from before was gone; it had vanished under a touch of a tender, tiny hand.
Huo Yuhao made his move on one side, while the little Snow Lady flew in the opposite direction and touched the Ice Prison lightly with a tiny hand.
The Ice Prison melted almost instantaneously. Ling Luochen realized, to her intense fear and surprise, that her connection with her soul skill was immediately severed when the little Snow Lady touched the Ice Prison.
The Light of the Butterfly Goddess wrapped around the little Snow Lady and swept towards Wu Feng.
Only the time needed for several breaths had passed since the beginning of the battle till now. Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong'er first weakened their opponents, before they separated, controlled, and divided their three close-combat opponents and eventually took one of them down. Their pressure continued, and their coordination could be said to be miraculous and seamless - nothing was wasted at all, and their judgments were incredibly accurate.
Huo Yuhao didn't look towards Dai Huabin, who was charging towards him, after he punched Xie Huanyue away. His eyes were staring straight at Ning Tian, who was behind Ling Luochen.
Two purplish-golden rays of light flickered in his eyes. Ning Tian grunted coldly, and the connection between the Seven Treasure Glazed Pagoda and her companions was immediately severed.
Every student from the inner courtyard had impressive fighting prowess. However, they were far inferior in comparison to Huo Yuhao.
Huo Yuhao had been through so many life and death situations, and he paid with blood and sweat while he gathered fighting experience from the battles that Juechen and Jing Ziyan had forced him to participate in. From his perspective, numbers could never be an advantage - being able to maximize one's potential and being able to unleash one's abilities to the highest possible level was an advantage.
The tiny Snow Lady began to fly backwards. She was just so petite, and the way she raised her right arm was truly a little comical. This was especially so when she extended her tiny finger that was no longer than a caterpillar as she pointed up into the sky. Her dark blue eyes flowed with seriousness, but no matter what state she was in, her appearance could only be described with one word: cute.
"Yi yi ya ya!" The tiny Snow Lady called out, and a mystical scene occurred.
Azure green light immediately shone from Huo Yuhao's body - the Domain of Perpetual Ice. At the same time, the little Snow Lady's body erupted with an orange-gold luster, and the second orange-gold soul ring on Huo Yuhao's body sparkled vigorously.
The ice and snow were released from beneath Huo Yuhao's feet. The blizzard began to spread the moment it appeared, a temperature that was more than twenty degrees below zero swept forward along with the blizzard.
The Ice Jade Empress Scorpion's Domain of Perpetual Ice, and the Snow Empress' Snowy Dance of the Brilliant Sun - the Snowy Dance of Ultimate Ice!
The next soul skill that Ling Luochen released was immediately consumed by the snow and ice that loomed over the sky. The intense chill that appeared within a split-second completely suppressed the Red Dragon's flames that burst from Wu Feng's body. The scene in front of Dai Huabin's eyes immediately became nothing but white snow and ice, and the extreme cold caused his speed to plummet.
The group of elders on the ferry were already standing up.
"This is a domain?"
The other students from the inner courtyard in the distance who were participating in the Blind Date looked on as their eyes became a little lackadaisical. This petrifying world of snow and ice had a diameter of more than a hundred meters, and everyone could vividly feel the chill in their heart and soul.
Is this really something that a five-ringed Soul King can accomplish? Everyone had the same thought in their minds.
The Sea God's Lake began to transform. It had only been affected by Ling Luochen's ice element at first, and a layer of ice that was a hundred meters in diameter had formed on the lake's surface. However, more than half of the entire Sea God's Lake was now starting to freeze, and an eerie chill permeated the skies.
There was only astonishment in Zhang Lexuan's eyes. When she turned towards Bei Bei, she could see the same bewilderment and astounded look in his eyes. It was clear that not even Bei Bei knew that his little junior brother was this powerful.
A golden hammer flew out under the cover of snow and ice. All five of their opponents were resisting the intense coldness in the area, but everyone froze at the same time.
Mantra Amidst the Void, Spiritual Tempest. This martial soul fusion skill became even more terrifying under the cover of the Snowy Dance of Ultimate Ice.
Nobody could see what was happening within the domain; not even Elder Xuan could see through it. Unless he forcefully broke it, everything within its area of effect was Huo Yuhao's world.