Inside the Core World.
Fog the color of snow surrounded the mountain top like a near-transparent sheet of fabric. On top of the mountain sat Bai Yunfei. He was watching the figures in Yao City move about a little absent-mindedly.
The Violet Dragon King and other soulbeasts left the wolf clan’s territory about half a day ago to speak with the other soulbeasts in the forest. Bai Yunfei had no idea when they’d be done, so he decided to just sit here in the Core World and wait.
Wait until there were enough people to form a good enough assault force onto the Beast Taming School.
He didn’t want it to be a ‘harsh battle’. He wanted an overwhelming victory against the Beast Taming School, hence why he was willing to wait for enough people to gather.
So until the Bloodhowl Wolf King and others were done, Bai Yunfei could do nothing but wait.
He guessed it’d take at least half a month for enough people to gather. That meant he and the other people within the Core World could take a nice vacation until then.
A good vacation was what he needed. It seemed like forever ago since his last downtime. He didn’t even manage to relax ever since he regained his memories and strength.
It’d be anyone’s guess on what Bai Yunfei was thinking about at this minute. He simply loved to gaze at the clouds.
“What are you doing here, Yunfei?”
A gentle voice spoke from his right. It was Tang Xinyun.
Bai Yunfei smiled. He stretched his hand out to gently clasp onto hers and help her to the ground. “It’s nothing, just clearing my mind and relaxing here.”
She nodded, she wasn’t unaccustomed to something like this. After two seconds of looking at the clouds herself, she spoke: “Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Some things are meant to be taken slowly, and certainly not meant to be done by one person. Everyone is willing to help you, so don’t feel like you need to do everything yourself…”
“I know that…” Bai Yunfei laughed and embraced Tang Xinyun, allowing himself to relax with her in his arms. “Isn’t that why I’m gathering so many soulbeasts here? The destruction of the Beast Taming School is dependent on their numbers, I’m just the ‘organizer’...”
“The preparations must be made extensively,” Tang Xinyun spoke from within his embrace, “I don’t want anything to happen to you again…”
“Haha, don’t worry. I’ll protect myself this time. I’m just like a cockroach that just won’t die, no danger will harm me.”
“A cockroach? Why a cockroach?”
“Oh…they’re just known for being hard to kill.”
“I’ve never heard anyone say it like that.”
Everything felt tranquil to Bai Yunfei. He and Tang Xinyun were still watching the clouds float through the skies without a word now, but neither minded the silence.
Peaceful moments like this didn’t come by often. It was only a shame that this moment wouldn’t last forever. Soon he’d have to get back on his feet and get to work again…
But until everyone gathers, Bai Yunfei was content to continue resting like this for a while longer.
It wasn’t long when the silence was broken once again, but this time by an animal rather than a person. Surprised, Bai Yunfei and Tang Xinyun looked up to see a small yellow blur come running toward them.
“Lao Sha?” Bai Yunfei exclaimed, “you’re already awake?!”
Who else could it be running toward them but Lao Sha?
Lao Sha had been asleep in the Core World ever since it ‘digested’ the energy attacks of those twenty-something class seven soulbeasts. Bai Yunfei expected it to be asleep for a lot longer than this, like maybe another ten days or so.
He wasn’t particularly worried about Lao Sha waking up any time soon. The apprentices of the Yao clan was taking care of Lao Sha in his place.
The dog didn’t look any different and neither was its aura. Lao Sha didn’t even look like the type of dog that’d be capable of absorbing the energy of multiple Skins to begin with.
But Bai Yunfei just had to grin. Taking out two high-grade primal stones, he threw them to Lao Sha for it to enjoy.
“Gulp…” In one fluid motion, both primal stones were swallowed up by Lao Sha. Wagging its tail, the dog stared at Bai Yunfei as if waiting for more…
“Oh? Becoming a glutton, are we?” Bai Yunfei asked. Before, two primal stones would’ve been enough to fill up the dog. Times were changing, it seemed, and so was Lao Sha’s stomach. Shrugging, Bai Yunfei took five more high-grade primal stones and threw them to Lao Sha. That should satisfy it.
The average soul cultivator would’ve been alarmed—those were high-grade primal stones Bai Yunfei was throwing out!! Primal stones that even a Soul King could use for their training! Something fit kings being used as fodder for a dog…
“I wonder if Lao Sha got any stronger?” Bai Yunfei thought aloud to himself. “Absorbing elemental energy is unnaturally strong. That ability will definitely be helpful in the future, but he’ll be lacking in other areas unless trained or given a set of equipment…”
Elemental attacks were useless on Lao Sha, but physical attacks were a different story. If let loose on the battlefield, Lao Sha would definitely be done for if an enemy hit him with a physical blow. It was imperative that Bai Yunfei craft a set of armor for him later.
He had plenty of materials to make armor with. Maybe it was time to take some time to do some crafting.
And so Bai Yunfei decided to do just that. Seated in an empty part of the Core World, Bai Yunfei took out the Lightningfire Cauldron along with a golden object.
It was the claw of the Golden Roc King.
He was deep in thought. “Well, I guess I’ll use this. Xiao Qi will probably gain a more powerful piece of equipment after this…”
A stream of materials flew out from his space ring as he started the preparations for crafting.
The many resources he had stemmed from either the Yao clan or from the enemies he killed. There were also several materials he gained from the wolf clan and both the Golden Roc King and Wind Ape King’s inventory. His victory over the latter two were not without their benefits, and Bai Yunfei was extremely satisfied with the loot he gained.
He exhaled slowly. It was time to begin.
Slamming a palm into his chest, Bai Yunfei transferred the fireseed in his chest to the cauldron and waited for it to light up with a great fire.
Once kindled, Bai Yunfei threw in the Golden Roc King’s claw and began the crafting process…