It was a silver crystal body, and there were extremely dense spiritual undulations inside it.
Huo Yuhao's Darkgolden Terrorclaw was incredibly sharp, but even it couldn't break this crystal open. That flourishing and immense spiritual power was instantly withdrawn as the silver crystal shone and flickered.
So hard! Huo Yuhao raised his Golden Dragon Spear with his left hand and poked at the silver crystal, but even the Spear did nothing to it. The silver crystal had a powerful spiritual barrier protecting it.
Since that's the case, my Life Guardian Blade that's good at consuming life energy probably can't do anything to it, either. However, if your spiritual origin is hidden inside, do you really think there's nothing I can do to you?
Huo Yuhao wasn't trying to ruthlessly exterminate this Evileye Tyrant. The Evileye Tyrant's body had been killed, but since a soul ring didn't appear, it meant the soul beast wasn't truly dead. Furthermore, Huo Yuhao really needed his seventh soul ring. His adversary was the one who had chased him down and attacked him first, and thus he didn't feel his actions were inappropriate at all.
It was possible that no one else in this world was as handy as Huo Yuhao when it came to dealing with spirits. Unfathomable incantations were voiced as a swathe of clean white flames gradually took form in front of him.
This small ball of fire had almost no warmth at all, but it gradually became material. The silver crystal, which wasn't afraid of Huo Yuhao's Darkgolden Terrorclaw or his Golden Dragon Spear before this, began to flicker vigorously after this white flame appeared. The Evileye Tyrant's flustered and exasperated voice rang out.
"You're dead if you dare to kill me! My father will avenge me, he will avenge me! If you let me go, I can guarantee you safe passage out of here! No, don't do it!"
Huo Yuhao seemed like he couldn't hear its voice at all. His Darkgolden Terrorclaw held the silver crystal down, and the small cluster of white flames drifted onto the silver crystal just like that.
The silver-white crystal was so hard and tough, but sharp and shrill agonizing cries could be heard when this utterly unassuming white flame touched it. The tough silver crystal began to break apart like melting ice and snow, and silvery air streams could be seen emerging from within. However, none of it could escape the white flame, and every single wisp was absorbed and incinerated.
These were Purifying Flames, and this fire was specifically designed to purify spirits. Spirits would rise into the air after death, and if they didn't dissipate by themselves, they were likely to become vengeful spirits. These Purifying Flames were the perfect medicine against vengeful spirits, and such spirits would be absolutely countered by Purifying Flames, no matter what rank they were. Huo Yuhao was probably the only person across the entire Douluo Continent who could release Purifying Flames directly. Furthermore, he could only channel Purifying Flames within such a short period of time after his spiritual power was raised to the concrete-material realm.
A blood-red soul ring was finally released after the silver crystal melted completely. Huo Yuhao was momentarily stunned as he stared at this soul ring's light, and subsequently pursed his lips tightly.
He wasn't in a hurry to absorb this soul ring. Instead, he used his Golden Dragon Spear to search the Evileye Tyrant's carcass, and he quickly found a small and delicate silver skull.
Just as the Skydream Iceworm and the Ice Jade Empress Scorpion said, Evileye Tyrants almost always produced skull bones if they produced one, because the soul beast's whole body was basically just a head.
Just as Huo Yuhao was preparing to put this skull bone away and bring it back to his companions, the Eye of Destiny on his forehead suddenly lit up. A rose-gold beam of light burst out and landed on the silver skull.
The silver skull was immediately covered with rose-golden hues before it flew towards Huo Yuhao's Eye of Destiny. The skull shrank rapidly as it was drawn through the air.
Huo Yuhao felt a dash of coldness in between his eyebrows as a rich and powerful wave of spiritual power flooded into his spiritual sea. In the next moment, this wave of spiritual power was cocooned by another even more domineering and overbearing existence.
And after that? The sensations just stopped...
Huo Yuhao's facial expression instantly became a little strange. The sensation he had just felt made him feel as though his Eye of Destiny had gobbled up the Evileye Tyrant's skull!
No… it wasn't gobbled up by my Eye of Destiny. It should have been eaten by Qiu'er's Three-Eyed Golden Lion Skull Bone, right?
Huo Yuhao suddenly recalled his impression when he had first met Wang Qiu'er, back when she was still the Three-Eyed Golden Lion. Back then, she seemed to consume other soul beasts' brains as food, so did the skull bone that originate from her also eat other skull bones?
What was going to happen after it ate them? Did this mean that part of Qiu'er's conciousness remained?
When Huo Yuhao realized that some remnant of Wang Qiu'er's consciousness might still remain, his heart began to heat up.
However, he had yet to feel his skull bone when the Skydream Iceworm's voice rang out in his mind.
"We can't stay here for long. Absorb the soul ring and leave!"
Yes! He was deep in the Evildemon Forest, and there was nobody around to protect him. He couldn't stay here for long.
Huo Yuhao flipped his right wrist as he thought until this point, and a small, delicate soul tool appeared in his hands.
This soul tool was blood-red, and looked like it was sculpted and engraved from a special crystal body. There were countless sophisticated patterns on it.
Huo Yuhao pressed on the soul tool's surface, and the entire spherical soul tool lit up as circle after circle of red light expanded outward. These circles quickly touched the blood-red soul ring hovering in midair.
Those red waves acted like they had instantly found a target, and wrapped themselves around the soul ring. Strangely, the blood-red soul ring was formless and had no substance, but it was actually pulled down by those red waves, and was quickly absorbed into that small, delicate soul tool.
It's so useful! Teacher Xuan is a truly a genius amongst geniuses. Huo Yuhao exclaimed in admiration inside before he leapt into the air and soared into the distance.
The soul tool that he had just used was called a soul ring storage tool. It wasn't very big, and was made from only the rarest metals. Xuan Ziwen had expressly crafted this soul tool for Huo Yuhao after he brought all those rare metals back from Radiant City. This soul tool was Class 8! It could use certain special undulations from its constituent metals under guidance from its formation arrays to temporarily store soul rings. It could store a maximum of nine soul rings at once, and these soul rings could be maintained and stored for one week.
This soul tool was far too expensive to craft en masse, a product of Xuan Ziwen's research. Back then, Xuan Ziwen had used this research product to become the Illustrious Virtue Hall's chief researcher. It was a pity that the materials that this soul tool needed were excessively expensive. Crafting this soul tool was also very difficult, because it was a Class 8 soul tool. It was practical and useful, but its usefulness was still a far cry from how expensive crafting this soul tool was too many people.
Xuan Ziwen was recognized for his research, but his research product wasn't promoted or popularized within the Sun Moon Empire. Practically speaking, it couldn't be promoted at all.
Huo Yuhao was finally starting to relax as he flew away…
Suddenly, an indescribably frightening sense of danger gradually rose from behind him!
A forceful and bold voice filled with seething rage seemed to echo from every corner of the Evildemon Forest.
"Who?! Who killed my son? Who was it?!" This voice was purely projected as thought via spiritual power, and both humans and soul beasts could clearly feel the indignation, along with the voice's unrivaled and terrifying spiritual power.
More than a third of the Evildemon Forest began to twist and contort, although the plants weren't hurt or damaged.
Countless soul beasts clutched their heads in agony in this moment, and crumpled to the ground.
Huo Yuhao's body slowed conspicuously, and his heart filled with fear.
Huo Yuhao hadn't thought too much when he heard the Evileye Tyrant claim that its father would take revenge for it, and had believed that the Evileye Tyrant was just trying to threaten him. A defeated hundred-thousand-year soul beast calling for its father… that was simply too laughable!
However, after he had calmed down from the fight, and with that furious howl, he suddenly realized something.
There could be someone in the Evildemon Forest who could be a hundred-thousand-year soul beast's father, who could have been this Evileye Tyrant's father!
With that entity's age and cultivation rank, didn't it fit the bill?
Huo Yuhao was actually very lucky. In terms of obtaining soul rings, no other soul beast was more suitable for him than the one he had just used all his strength to kill. However, his luck was so "good" that it was unbelievable... the soul beast he had just killed was the youngest son of the Evildemon Forest's true dictator, the Sun Moon Empire's number one savage beast, and the entire Continent's number two savage beast: the Evileye Tyrant King, who was also known as the Evil Emperor!
Even though Huo Yuhao had intercepted that hundred-thousand-year Evileye Tyrant's spiritual origin, the Evil Emperor's terrifying spiritual power allowed him to maintain spiritual connections with every single one of its children. The Evileye Tyrant's spiritual origin was naturally obliterated after Huo Yuhao killed it, and even though the Evil Emperor was in a deep slumber, how could it not be startled awake when one of its children's auras suddenly vanished? It was the reason the Evil Emperor had exclaimed so furiously.
Huo Yuhao's scalp began to go numb, and his hair started bristling when he guessed who that horrifying voice belonged to. He didn't dare to hold back anymore, and activated everything he had as he flew forward with all his might.
At this moment, many soul beasts were frightened by the Evil Emperor's ferocious roar, and few soul beasts came forward to intercept him.
Huo Yuhao's heart was a little twisted. He didn't know why his luck in recent days was so terrible. Even after Qiu'er's auspicious Sacrifice, this fact didn't change…
However, now was obviously not the time for complaints and resentment. Huo Yuhao continued flying with every ounce of his strength as he unleashed all of his spiritual power. He activated Imitation and Spiritual Interference to their highest possible levels to mask himself. His fervant hope was that the Evil Emperor's awakening required a process, and that it couldn't lock onto him as soon as it woke up!
What happened proved that his thoughts were wonderful, but reality was cruel.
An enormous red pillar surged into the sky in the deepest regions of the Evildemon Forest!