Not only did the Cao have so many experts to call on, they even had an illusion matrix setup to deal with him!
Shocked, Bai Yunfei felt the feeling of apprehension in him start to rise. He was in a far greater deal of trouble than he expected, these people had already been ready for him for a very long time!!
The initialization of the illusion matrix started to warp the surrounding area near Bai Yunfei. It wasn't a perfect scenery change, but it made distance and enemy motions quite blurry and different than from the reality. Even his soulsense felt a little weak, meaning Bai Yunfei's fighting ability would be hampered.
The Charm Bracelet and Soul Sentinel Scarf started to shine brightly, decreasing the harmful effects of the illusion matrix. Bai Yunfei stored away the Desert Eagles and Walk-on Strawhat to take out his Fire-tipped Spear instead. The Cataclysmic Seal hummed protectively around Bai Yunfei, pulsating with powerful energy as it waited.
As if empowered by the illusion matrix, all of Bai Yunfei's enemies flew even faster at him to attack.
A roar erupted into the heavens as a white flash of light shot from Bai Yunfei's side. The permafrost mastiff was finally taking action by attacking with a soul attack!
The illusion around Bai Yunfei trembled slightly at the mastiff's roar, as did the faces of all his enemies. Some grunted in pain as if they had just been stabbed by something sharp, and several of the weaker early-stage Soul Exalts teetered in the air before crashing back down to the ground.
How could an early-stage Soul Exalt withstand the soul attack of a class seven soulbeast?
But the attack was slightly weak due to the range it covered and that it was meant more to intimidate. The other enemies were largely unaffected by it and were already raring to go attack Bai Yunfei after a second to recompose himself. But when Bai Yunfei raised his right hand to point at them, they saw the brick floating around Bai Yunfei grow to thirty meters in height to attack the three peak late-stage Soul Exalts and two other late-stage Soul Exalts!
At the same time, Xiao Qi gave a furious trill as it flapped its wings. It transformed into a bird as large as a roc with its entire body flashing violet in color. The Wind and Lightning Feathers shined brightly before Xiao Qi attacked the side left of Bai Yunfei. Hundreds of lightning bolts about as thick as Bai Yunfei's arm immediately attacked the six other enemies on that side!
Another tyrannical and and angry roar erupted from outside the illusion matrix. The matrix violently shuddered again before a three-storied tall soulbeast came crashing into it—it was the blue-eyes wyrm!
The appearance of the blue-eyes wyrm saw to it seeing three enemies right in front of him. Without hesitation, it leapt forward to bite down on them!
There was a howl of pain as one of the mid-stage Soul Exalts moved far too slow and was caught by the wyrm. Taken into its mouth, the Soul Exalt became the first to die so tragically in the battle.
In the blink of an eye, most of the enemies that had been attacking Bai Yunfei were now finding themselves on the receiving end of an attack!!
"Bang bang bang…."
The Cataclysmic Seal knocked several times against several enemies, sending them flying away. Shrinking in size, it returned to Bai Yunfei who was already taking off towards the direction in front of him!
The direction where Fang Tianmeng was!
He didn't want to fight these people at all; he had to save Fang Tianmeng first before he could worry about anything else.
Right now, there were two enemies still in front of Bai Yunfei's path. With his spear and fist, he sent them flying back charging for the room three hundred meters away.
But when he only got a hundred meters closer to the room, a sneer came from one of the rooms nearby and brought Bai Yunfei into a pause straight away. In the split second he had stopped, a white flash of light came forward into the air and stopped right in front of him to tear out Bai Yunfei's head with a clawed hand!
The realization hit him not practically milliseconds, prompting Bai Yunfei to kick back in rapid retreat. A Soul King had actually appeared!
But it still remained to be seen if this was the Soul King of the Cao, or if there was still another Soul King hiding….
This new Soul King wore gray robes and had an extremely frosty look on his face. Bai Yunfei noticed a layer of frost surrounding the Soul King's body that seemingly froze the air around him, meaning Bai Yunfei's backwards momentum was starting to slow down!
Even though he had only just barely evaded the first strike of the Soul King, Bai Yunfei found himself under a second attack again when the Soul King reached forward again with his still-outstretched arm to grab at his head.
Clutching his right fist, Bai Yunfei lashed out with his Fire-tipped Spear, only to have the Soul King step to the side to dodge it. Bai Yunfei gritted his teeth and lashed out this time with his left fist where the Soul King was moving towards!
A golden light exuded from Bai Yunfei's fist when it collided with the chilling air from the Soul King's palm. There was a muffled explosion before Bai Yunfei was flung backwards while the Soul King somehow found himself also taking several steps back.
Coming to a stop a hundred meters away, Bai Yunfei had a pained expression on his face. He had used the Critical Glove's effect to attack with a blow four times his regular strength, but even that much strength was only enough to send the Soul King back several steps….
When he managed to stabilize his footing, Bai Yunfei heard the sound of rustling wind coming at him. Looking up, he saw the right hand of the Soul King rising up to point his forefinger at Bai Yunfei. From the forefinger, an icicle half a meter long had formed from it. In less than two seconds, six individual icicles flew out to stab at his hands, legs, heart, and head!
"Tsk!!" Bai Yunfei cursed. The Cataclysmic Seal next to him hummed as it provided a barrier of elemental energy to protect him.
The icicles impacted against the barrier, but in the end, the barrier held strong and successfully protected Bai Yunfei.
Seeing that his attack failed, the ice-type Soul King narrowed his eyes and gave a small grunt. It was almost silent, but to the ears of Bai Yunfei, it was as loud as a clap of thunder! In that instant, Bai Yunfei's face turned deathly white and he started to look pained!
A soul attack!!
Sensing an opportunity, the ice-type Soul King raised his right hand again, summoning multiple icicles into the area.
They were more like spears made from ice with their length. Catapulting themselves with so fast that it sounded like lightning was striking, the spears of ice shot towards the barrier of Bai Yunfei's!
In normal situations, a Soul King would only need to use a soul attack and then their strongest move to kill their target. A Soul Exalt had neither the capabilities of dodging, stopping, or even getting their bearings straight before the combination killed them. But Bai Yunfei wasn't a normal Soul Exalt. As soon as the spears of ice were coming towards him, Bai Yunfei was strong enough to calculate his options. There wasn't any time to dodge, so all he could do was hold his arms in front of him to protect himself.
From tip to shaft, the icy spear started to disintegrate before finally returning back to crystals. But that didn't stop Bai Yunfei from being slammed backwards from the force. The right arm holding the Fire-tipped Spear started to tremble from the strain of the blow, and his face was looking even more pained.
Most of the damage had been alleviated by the Flameblade Bracer on his right arm, but there was still a significant amount of force that had been transmitted past it and into his arm, making it practically impossible for him to contain holding onto the Fire-tipped Spear.
Again, the Soul King found himself somewhat at a loss for words at how Bai Yunfei had managed to survive his soul attack and ice attack. He had put a lot of force behind his moves, but before he could even think about it, the howls of pain nearby wrestled his attention away from Bai Yunfei just in time to see the permafrost mastiff kill another three Soul Exalts!
The Soul King gazed at the sight of their death in solemnity. Looking back to Bai Yunfei, the Soul King pointed a finger at the skies overhead. His entire body began to shine brightly with light, empowering the area with a stifling amount of energy. The air around him started to crackle, and countless crystals of ice started to formulate in the hundred meters around him!
And the largest concentration of those crystals were in the space of air above Bai Yunfei's head where the Soul King was pointing at!
Just a hundred meters above Bai Yunfei, a white mist was starting to appear with a crackling sound. Bai Yunfei stood at the eye of a whirlpool of elemental ice, swirling faster and faster over head like a tornado of ice with an icy tip that threatened to strike him down!
This move was abnormally strong, and by the time Bai Yunfei had realized what was going on above him, the giant tip of ice was dropping onto his head!