Huo Yuhao's eyes shone with golden light as he faced the immense spiritual pressure placed on him by Han Ruoruo. A layer of golden light soon engulfed his entire body.
When the golden light shone, a dim golden fog also rose from his body.
"What?" Han Ruoruo exclaimed slightly. She was stunned to discover that her Spiritual Lock had lost its effect, or rather, it had been isolated. She hadn't expected such a thing to occur, especially considering that she had eight rings and was facing a five-ringed opponent.
"Ming'er, be careful. Huo Yuhao's spiritual cultivation isn't below mine. How could his spiritual power be so strong?"
Just as Han Ruoruo was becoming perplexed, Wang Yan watched as both parties unleashed their martial souls. He shouted, "Begin!"
Both parties acted immediately. Wu Ming was the fastest. As she tipped her toes to the ground, she leapt forward. Her Golden Crow Primordial Fire was unleashed, and intense sparks started to illuminate the entire arena. Han Ruoruo and Chu Qingtian were completely concealed by the sparks.
As she shouted and burst forward, she pointed her right hand toward the sky. Her fourth soul ring shone brightly, and a ruby ball of light the size of a longan shot into the sky.
This ball of light was very small when it appeared, but it grew continuously as it ascended. When it was thirty meters from the ground, it had already grown to the size of a head. After this, it started to crash down towards Shrek's Seven Monsters like a meteorite.
Shrek's Seven Monsters were mostly unfamiliar with Wu Ming's soul skills. Xu Sanshi took a step forward and lifted his Shield of the Xuanming Turtle up high, preparing to resist Wu Ming's attack.
Ripples spread out across the pitch-black shield. Among Shrek's Seven Monsters, Huo Yuhao was an ice-type, while Xu Sanshi was truly water-type. His defense didn't just possess the resilience of his shield, but also the gentleness of water. At least in terms of element, his shield wasn't inferior to the Golden Crow Primordial Fire.
However, something weird suddenly occurred. The scarlet-red fireball that was moving extremely quickly stopped in the air just as it was about to crash against the shield. After that, it made a turn and glided past it. It seemed to sweep past Bei Bei, Xu Sanshi and Jiang Nannan, and started to crash down towards He Caitou at the center of the formation.
Her control over this soul skill was immaculate. If Wu Ming only attacked with brute force, how would she be able to reign with terror in the inner courtyard? She was truly capable.
Even with Huo Yuhao's Spiritual Detection, he could only judge that Wu Ming was controlling her soul skill. However, he didn't know what transformation was going to happen to her soul skill.
Wu Ming revealed a smile on her face. Her fourth soul skill was called the Golden Crow Primordial Fire Ring. Once it blew apart in the center of the opponents' formation, it would cause a tremendous impact and scorching effect. Even if it couldn't harm them, it could at least destroy their formation and separate them. Once their formation was disrupted, they could be dealt with individually using Han Ruoruo's control.
In such a perilous situation, Shrek's Seven Monsters were indeed quite frantic. After all, the seven of them hadn't teamed up with one another for more than two years. All seven of them wanted to attack at the same time, but they were lacking slightly in chemistry.
However, this lack of cooperation could be made up for using their capabilities.
Xiao Xiao shouted, "Let me handle it!"
Chemistry was built on trust. When she shouted this, the rest of the six didn't bother with the Golden Crow Primordial Fire Ring and continued to burst forward.
A ball of black light appeared just as the Golden Crow Primordial Fire Ring crashed down. It was a huge cauldron.
The cauldron was around one-and-half meters high, one-and-half meters across, and it was as heavy as a mountain.
From the looks of it, the Golden Crow Primordial Fire Ring was going to crash into this cauldron. Its strength was undoubtedly going to be contained by it.
However, Wu Ming controlled her soul skill again.
The crashing Golden Crow Primordial Fire Ring moved three inches laterally before it continued to descend.
This was the second shift of her soul skill. As a Soul Sage from Shrek Academy, Wu Ming's spiritual power was superior to most other ordinary Soul Sages.
However, her smile froze just as she revealed it on her face.
The cauldron divided into three components just as the Golden Crow Primordial Fire Ring moved. Wu Ming's control was limited, and so, her ring landed in one of the cauldrons.
Huo Yuhao's Spiritual Detection couldn't judge how Wu Ming was going to control her soul skill, but he could accurately grasp the timing of her actions.
Xiao Xiao's Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron divided at that timing, and the Golden Crow Primordial Fire Ring was caught in one of them.
A loud boom resonated from the Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron, and the entire cauldron turned golden-red. But no heat seeped out because Xiao Xiao contained Wu Ming's soul skill completely. It wasn't just one cauldron that turned red; all three changed color at the same time. The attack's was distributed evenly across all three cauldrons. Although Wu Ming's cultivation was far superior to Xiao Xiao's, it wasn't easy for her to overcome the Threelives Soulcrush Cauldron.
Xiao Xiao's expression changed slightly before it returned to normal. As long as the Threeelives Soulcrush Cauldron wasn't destroyed, only her soul power would be depleted. She wouldn't be hurt.
She was delayed for a moment, however, and thus was now slightly behind Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong'er. She pointed her fingers at the three cauldrons, and they started to revolve rapidly. The golden-red color emanating from the cauldrons also started to quickly disappear.
Wu Ming's name was built on her offense. She was shocked that her fourth soul skill was resisted so easily. However, she didn't stop given her wealth of experience.
As she lifted her right hand, her second soul ring started to shine brightly. A golden-red flame started to dance above her palm. In the next instant, an intense golden-red spark started to burn around her body, bathing the entire Sparring Arena in a golden-red light.
This was Wu Ming's second soul skill—Golden Crow Primordial Fire Combustion!
Both parties were now only a hundred meters apart. After the initial attack, the gap between both parties had been pulled closer.
Bei Bei and Xu Sanshi didn't rush forward recklessly. They maintained their formation with the rest behind them. From the side, Jiang Nannan had vanished directly behind Xu Sanshi. She couldn't be located anymore.
On their side, the agility-type soul master had disappeared behind their defense-type soul master. On their opponent's side, Chu Qingtian also hid behind Wu Ming.
Wu Ming clasped her hands in front of her. Since her soul skills wouldn't work, she changed her strategy. A beam of golden-red fire instantly shot out from her hands. This beam of fire was almost a meter across, and shot straight towards Shrek's Seven Monsters. It was a direct confrontation.
At this point, Huo Yuhao finally made his move. He quickly took a step forward, coming beside He Caitou. Bei Bei and Xu Sanshi moved to either side of him.
With Huo Yuhao's Spiritual Detection, they didn't need to rely on sound to warn one another. The entire process proceeded smoothly, and their cohesion was great.
An azure-green light started to shine from Huo Yuhao's chest and belly. In the next moment, a huge beam of azure-green light shot out towards Wu Ming's first soul skill, the Golden Crow Primordial Fire.
While it was only Wu Ming's first soul skill, it was enhanced by her second soul skill. As both soul skills complemented each other, the air seemed to be scorched as the golden-red beam of fire passed. The air started to distort, and revealed ripple-like patterns.
However, this was the complete opposite of what was happening on Huo Yuhao's side. The azure-green beam of light caused all the heat to be replaced with a chill. His attack clashed directly with the Golden Crow Primordial Fire.
It was the Ice Empress' Wrath.
This was once Huo Yuhao's strongest soul skills, and it was still very effective now. Under the effect of his Haodong Power and with help from Wang Dong'er, the depletion of his soul power was negligible.
The contrasting beams of light clashed together in the air. This was also the first direct clash of abilities.
Dense fog started to diffuse from the center of the collision. A piercing sound reverberated, and the two beams of light were destroyed at the same time. Neither party gained an advantage.
"Impressive. It earns its name as the Ultimate Ice!" Wu Ming shouted as she jumped up high. A pair of golden-red wings flapped open behind her back. Her martial soul was the Golden Crow, and possessed flying abilities. It wasn't a soul skill or soul tool.
The Golden Crow Primordial Fire continued to be unleashed. As she flew into the air, a streak of dim-golden light also flashed across. It was unleashed quickly beneath her feet towards Shrek's Seven Monsters—Han Ruoruo had finally acted.
When Han Ruoruo made her move, all seven of her foes turned serious. She was an eight-ringed Soul Douluo, the strongest opponent they had ever faced.
Han Ruoruo's first soul ring lit up, and the streak of golden light that came from it was like a golden line that stretched into infinity. It was like a spiritual snake that slithered forward. After it flashed beneath Wu Ming's feet, it reached Bei Bei and Xu Sanshi in the next moment. This was Han Ruoruo's control-type tool soul, the Dazzling Golden Rope.
The Dazzling Golden Rope was like living matter, and started to quiver towards both sides. At the same time, two golden rings arced out towards Bei Bei and Xu Sanshi.
Bei Bei pressed his hands down, and two Thunderous Dragon Claws were unleashed.