Xiao Qi obeyed at once. Taking off, the bird flew for the green and violet light headfirst.
Bai Yunfei watched nervously. He was prepared to seal away the energy into a different dimension at the earliest notice.
But nothing happened. Nothing strange could be detected even when Xiao Qi neared the light. And even when Xiao Qi was in the light and absorbing it, Bai Yunfei couldn’t sense anything dangerous or warranted attention.
It was simply just a form of pure energy.
“What powerful wind and lightning energy! Yunfei! It’s just a concentrated form of elemental wind and lightning! A really pure form of it!”
Xiao Qi cried out in joy to Bai Yunfei from within the ball of light.
Needless to say, Xiao Qi was having the time of his life absorbing the two energies. His body shined with two different light as he took in all of the energy. He was trying his best to absorb it all, but it seemed like it would require more time to take in all of it if the rate at which the light was shrinking was any indication.
It just went without saying that this concentrated form of elemental wind and lightning was far more powerful and pure than the regular forms.
“Eh? Is this…soul energy?! Yunfei! There’s soul energy in here as well!!”
Xiao Qi’s voice called out to Bai Yunfei a short moment later.
“Soul energy?! That’s…” Bai Yunfei’s eyes lit up with excitement. The beginnings of a hypothesis started to form in his mind. “Absorb it all!” He called out to Xiao Qi. “Start meditating and absorbing it all!”
Xiao Qi didn’t need to be told twice. The effectiveness of using this energy was a huge boon to his growth. Closing his eyes, Xiao Qi began to meditate and focus absorbing the energy properly into his body.
“I wonder how…is this what happens when an avatar is destroyed? Why didn’t assistant headmaster Wu or the elders tell me this then? There’s no way they wouldn’t know about this…or is this an exception? But why then?”
Bai Yunfei tapped a finger to his chin in contemplation. There wasn’t a need for him to do anything but wait and think while Xiao Qi absorbed the energy.
He gave up on that question shortly afterward in favor to look at Xiao Qi. His eyes grew wide open—due to his bond with Xiao Qi, Bai Yunfei was able to feel what was going on within Xiao Qi—the energy Xiao Qi was absorbing…It was…
“This…this is the Law of Lightning?! But how?!” He cried out in awe.
Bai Yunfei remembered Xiao Qi saying the elemental wind and lightning being different somehow, but he only said that it was ‘stronger’. Now that Bai Yunfei could feel what Xiao Qi meant through their bond, he was stunned by the actuality of ‘how’ it was different. There was a distinctive power hidden within the elemental lightning…the energy from Law of Lightning!
Though he didn’t understand the Law of Lightning, Bai Yunfei was sensitive to elemental lightning due to him having a companion lightningseed. And the only reason he was able to perceive the Law of Wind was because of the shared emotions he had with Xiao Qi! He only knew it was the Law of Wind after fighting Duan Leiting before, it was just that the bond allowed him to feel what it was like to absorb it!
It was weak, but it definitely stronger in power than just regular elemental energy. There was a unique power to these two energies!
While Xiao Qi was focused on absorbing the two energies, Bai Yunfei decided to sit down and start training in the Dual Flame Arts. A red-violet light glow emanated from Bai Yunfei’s body as he listened to the bond he had with Xiao Qi, listening for any changes that might occur within the Law of Lightning.
Everything was quiet and still while the two meditated. The light around Xiao Qi was already starting to shrink.
One hour passed by before the light was no bigger than a speck of light small enough to fit in Xiao Qi’s body. Wrapping both of his wings around himself like a cocoon, Xiao Qi floated in the air and descended into a deeper meditative state.
With a chirp loud enough to pierce the heavens, Xiao Qi extended his wings wide and let a burst of green and violet light fly everywhere along with his soulforce!
He was, at last, a peak late-stage class seven soulbeast!
“You did it!!”
Bai Yunfei’s eyes flew wide open at the exact same time. Leaping to his feet, he looked to Xiao Qi with a look of joy.
“Haha!! I’m finally a peak late-stage!” Xiao Qi crowed as he lapped around Bai Yunfei’s head.
“Hn.” Bai Yunfei nodded, “how do you feel? You think you understand a little more about the Laws of Wind and Lightning?”
“It’s a bit hard to understand…there’s not much to grasp either. I don’t think I can control it—maybe just gain some insights…” He replied sadly.
“That’s not bad. The power of Law is something that requires one to be a Soul Emperor to understand in any case. You having insight into them is already something to be glad about.” Bai Yunfei consoled, “Wait until you become a class eight, you’ll definitely be able to use the power of Law then.”
As Xiao Qi said before, there were only hints of the Laws of Wind and Lightning in the ball of light left behind by Duan Leiting. It was only enough to establish a preliminary background on how to make use of those Laws and not enough to begin controlling them. Though Xiao Qi failed to grasp the Laws now, he’d have an easier time in the future on how to use them.
Bai Yunfei, on the other hand, managed to gain a sufficient level of insights on elemental lightning. This combined with his companion lightningseed meant Bai Yunfei would be able to wield elemental lightning to a more powerful degree in the future.
Several figures appeared in the sky above where Bai Yunfei and Xiao Qi was. At a glance, Bai Yunfei noticed them to be Tang Xinyun and the other Soul Kings. They all looked spellbound—but overjoyed—at what happened just now.
“You’ve done it…you’ve actually become a peak late-stage class seven soulbeast!” Yao Wuchen declared in delight.
Bai Yunfei nodded. “Clan head, there’s a question I’d like to ask.”
“A question?” Yao Wuchen repeated, “what is it?”
“When we destroyed Duan Leiting’s avatar…there was…” Slowly, Bai Yunfei repeated the events of what happened when he and Xiao Qi destroyed Duan Leiting’s avatar. “Does something like this normally happen when an avatar is destroyed?”
“Something like that can happen?!” But Yao Wuchen looked completely confused. “I have never heard of such a case.”
“I concur,” Wu Dijian nodded in agreement, “I saw two avatars fight one another three months ago. When one of them was destroyed, their avatar disappeared into the world. I don’t recall seeing any pure form of elemental energy or soul energy remaining.”
“If that’s the case…then why did…” Bai Yunfei’s eyes narrowed and widened when he reached a reasonable hypothesis, “was it because of the Core World?”