“That has to be it!” Bai Yunfei concluded, “The energy should’ve dissipated and mixed with the real world’s energy, but the Core World operates on a different principle. It rejects ‘external’ energies and so it caused the avatar’s energy to form together!
“The Core World can be used in such capacity?” Wu Dijian replied in wonder, “Then capturing and destroying the avatars of a Soul Emperor in here for their energy would essentially bear the same results as ingesting a wonder pill? I wonder if the Yao clan has anything as wonderful as that…the power of the soul and having the pure Laws of an element…”
“Your thoughts are leaking out, brother Wu,” Dan Teng laughed, “do you take the soul of an avatar to be a dish to be eaten?”
“But if that’s the case, then Nether’s avatar should be filled with elemental darkness. Xiao Qi wouldn’t be able to take any of that power for himself if he were to kill him…”
He turned to Long Lan, “You should absorb Nether’s avatar in that case then.”
“You.” He nodded, “You’re the only one among us that practices elemental darkness. It seems only natural that you’d be the one to absorb it then.”
Now that he knew destroying an avatar and absorbing the energy wasn’t dangerous, Bai Yunfei wasn’t afraid of a second attempt. Waving his hand, he summoned the still sealed Nether into the area.
He hadn’t any interest in speaking or even tormenting the avatar. He merely nodded to Xiao Qi to have the bird send several Spatial Edges at the man.
The power of the Soul Sealing Mandate made it useless for Nether to resist. Rendered useless, the avatar was forced to remain still as the Spatial Edges tore him apart.
The Soul Sealing Mandate returned to Bai Yunfei’s hand. Looking at where Nether’s avatar once stood, Bai Yunfei saw a smog of black energy float there—he couldn’t sense Nether’s aura anymore…
Xiao Qi confirmed through their soul bond that he didn’t gain any ‘experience’ from killing Nether’s avatar, so Bai Yunfei nodded for Long Lan to fly up into the black smog of light.
There was a substantial boost in power within Long Lan’s body the moment he came into contact with the black smog. Yao Wuchen and the others noticed it straight away and felt rather speechless on how they felt. In the hands of Bai Yunfei, the avatar of a Soul Emperor was as good as a toy to be used, and at best it was a wonder drug for Bai Yunfei and his friends to power up on. It felt…almost mournful how an avatar could be disgraced to such a state…
Bai Yunfei turned to face the others after confirming nothing was wrong. “There’s a matter I need to take care of, for now, clan head. Please keep the peace while I’m away.”
A small glint of light entered Yao Wuchen’s eyes, “Will you be dealing with the Demon-eyed Tiger King?”
Bai Yunfei nodded. “I locked the headmaster’s soul in a corner of the Demon-eyed Tiger King’s mindspace, but it won’t last forever. I’d like to erase the last of his soul from the mindspace as soon as possible.”
Wu Dijian practically leaped with joy at that, “Fine by me! Don’t you have a way to connect our minds together? That’ll make things easier for you to do so, I bet. Hehe…wiping out the soul and willpower of a Soul Emperor…a chance like that doesn’t come often enough, I’ll tell you that…”
“Then why not bring the rest of the clan out?” Yao Wuchen asked.
“It’s not necessary. The remaining portion of Lin Dongxiao’s soul in the Demon-eyed Tiger King shouldn’t be as strong as Nether’s or Duan Leiting’s avatar. I don’t foresee any issues.”
And so the people sat down and waited for Bai Yunfei to bring out the Demon-eyed Tiger King.
The Charm Bracelet on his arm pulsated softly with as Bai Yunfei, Xiao Qi, Dan Teng, Wu Dijian, Yao Wuchen, and a few others were mentally connected. Once done, everyone focused and waited for Bai Yunfei and Xiao Qi to bring them into the Demon-eyed Tiger King’s mindspace.
The Demon-eyed Tiger King’s body trembled slightly when the combined attack was made onto its mind. Resistance popped up at once in the form of its aura and soulforce, though both felt like a mixture of two different beings rather than just one…
This was a new battle to fight with Demon-eyed Tiger King’s mindspace being the battlefield. Like a hot knife through butter, Bai Yunfei and Xiao Qi’s willpower plowed through any resistance with the assistance of the others and began to attack Lin Dongxiao’s soul fragment.
“Ahhhh!!!! Bai Yunfei! I’ll never forgive you for this! Neverrrr!!”
Lin Dongxiao’s voice echoed loudly through the Demon-eyed Tiger King’s soulspace before the last of his mark was removed by Bai Yunfei once in for all.
“Haha!! Who knew it’d be that easy? Can a Soul Emperor’s soul fragment really be removed that easily?”
Wu Dijian barked with laughter once they all awoke. The task of cleansing the Demon-eyed Tiger King’s mind of Lin Dongxiao’s influence left him with a great big smile on his face.
It was easier than carving up a slab of meat or fish on a chopping board. Hardly any resistance was made and the fragment was removed with ease.
It felt refreshingly easy, really.
“What a curious item this ‘Beast Taming Ring’ is, my young friend. I’ve never heard a soul armament being able to control soulbeasts before. It’s extraordinarily powerful if it can wrestle control from even a beast tamer…” Yao Wuchen muttered in admiration at the softly-glowing ring around the Demon-eyed Tiger King’s throat.
“Bai Yunfei? Is there something wrong?” Dan Teng had been quiet up until now until he saw the strange expression on Bai Yunfei’s face.
Everyone turned to glance at Bai Yunfei and took note of the narrowed eyes and stern face. He looked like he was thinking hard about something.
Bai Yunfei didn’t respond at once to Dan Teng. He simply sat there in deep thought over something.
Then, at long last, he breathed out a drawn-out breath. Rubbing both sides of his temples with his fingers, Bai Yunfei opened his eyes.
“What’s wrong, Yunfei?” Tang Xinyun asked, concerned.
Gently reassuring her with a smile, Bai Yunfei looked back to everyone else. “Sorry, but I was a little preoccupied for a moment. I…never thought I’d receive something like that after destroying Lin Dongxiao’s soul fragment…”
“Hm? Was there something with his soul fragment? What was it?” Wu Dijian asked.
“I received information—or perhaps a memory fragment of Lin Dongxiao is more accurate.”
“What?!” Everyone gasped, “Lin Dongxiao’s memories?! That’s…” Dan Teng looked incredulous.
“Only a portion of it of the most recent ones, but they’re broken up. However…”
He drew silent for a second to compose himself. “There was something very important in there…”