As he was fleeing for his life, the beast tamer could feel the burning hot sensation of an object drawing closer and closer behind him.
"Just….just a little bit more!!"
He gritted his teeth in furious anxiety. Leaping down from the eagle, the beast tamer was just in time to see a giant object collide with the eagle in a flash of bright red light!
Without him controlling the eagle, it was defenseless as the Cataclysmic Seal slammed into it. Even just twenty meters away, the flames from the collision were enough to burn at his person. Falling to the ground, the beast tamer made a mad dash for the pocket exit.
"It's close! It's close!! I just need one final burst!"
Desperate hope was abundant in the beast tamer's eyes. He was so close to making it out!
But as he neared the exit, he heard a single shout before something akin to a clap of thunder slammed into his head, putting a stop to his forward momentum. His feet stumbled, causing him to trip over them and stumble to the ground!
A pseudo-soul attack!
With how weak he was, the pseudo-soul attack was practically unblockable and extinguished all hope he had in running away into the exit.
Bai Yunfei called back the Cataclysmic Seal and shrunk it back down to its normal size in order to conserve his soulforce. A fireball about two meters in diameter materialized over his hand before he threw it at the beast tamer.
It was with cold sweat that the beast tamer watched as the fireball drew close to him, his eyes reflecting not the light from the fireball, but the dimness of his despair.
"Who dares fight against one of us beast tamers, you tread dangerously!!"
A furious voice called out from far away. There was a whooshing sound as a violet streak of light came flying towards the skinny beast tamer!
The fireball came crashing into the ground and created a scorched crater where it landed, but Bai Yunfei had missed his target. Shocked, Bai Yunfei looked to the left where the beast tamer had went.
There was a cat-like creature a little ways away from the crater, and on the back of it was a single young man with a pointy-lip.
It was another beast tamer!
He was located a good thirty meters away from where Bai Yunfei was. Only a small mountain peak divided the two, but neither Bai Yunfei or the beast tamer made an attempt to attack the other. Instead, the beast tamer flew into the air in a streak of violet.
The soulbeast looked very much like a cat, but it had two violet wings on its back and even a long coiled tail that had someone already wrapped up in it—a person who looked like they were on the verge of death!
In the last crucial moments before contact, this lightning-type soulbeast had managed to save the skinny beast tamer!
The said beast tamer looked almost faint at the realization he had managed to survive. Weakly, he remained wrapped up in the tail and looked to the young man who saved him with a quiver on his lips.
"Junior Zhou, what happened?!"
The man with a pointy-lip looked thunderous at the sight in front of him. He was speaking to the other beast tamer, but his eyes were pointed straight onto Bai Yunfei with a murderous intent. His eyes flickered to the white eagle underneath him with a strange glint of suspicion, but he looked away afterwards.
His words had been the words needed to snap the other beast tamer out from his muddled-headedness. "Senior Zhang!" He shrieked and pointed at Bai Yunfei, "That's Bai Yunfei! From the Crafting School! He killed senior Zhu!! And the fourth elder!!"
"Bai Yunfei from the Crafting School?"
The beast tamer was taken aback at the name, but then the second half of what the other beast tamer said caused him to turn white with shock!
"What did you say?!
"Junior Zhu is dead?! And the fourth elder too? By this person? Explain!"
The skinny beast tamer's finger pointed at the white eagle underneath Bai Yunfei next. "That's the fourth elder's whitegale eagle!"
The other beast tamer snapped his head back to take a better look. His face grew even whiter in recognition of it, and for once, he was speechless.
The skinny beast tamer looked back to the exit with a frantic expression, "Senior Zhang, we….we need to run! We need to get out of here!"
"Eh?" A blank expression appeared next on his face, "Run?! Why do that?"
The pointed-lip beast tamer was still staring at Bai Yunfei, his eyes filled with disbelief at everything he had just heard and seen. Bai Yunfei was only a Peak Late-stage Soul Exalt just like him and had used up more soulforce than he had right now.
He could believe that Bai Yunfei had killed junior Zhu, but to kill the fourth elder? That wasn't well within the realm of possibility. "Run? Junior Zhang, do you think I'm no match for him?"
The skinny beast tamer's face looked conflicted. "No, senior Zhang, it's only that Bai Yunfei has…"
Before he could tell his senior about the extremely crucial piece of information regarding the soulbeast-snatching soul armament Bai Yunfei had, a wave of elemental energy was already surging in the form of a fireball at them!
Bai Yunfei was launching his attack!
He hadn't done a thing at first when the two were talking since he had been surprised with how fast and sudden the second beast tamer had appeared. In that time period of inaction, Bai Yunfei focused on him to see what he could learn about him before attacking.
The two beast tamers conversed with one another for a moment, but Bai Yunfei had gathered enough information. It didn't seem like Lin Dongxiao would be coming.
Now that he had a decent grasp on what to expect from this, Bai Yunfei felt a little more relieved. He was on a warpath right now, no enemy who saw his secrets could live!
Bai Yunfei wasn't so bored as to allow the two people to continue talking though. The sooner he neutralized the threats and left, the better and safer it'd be. To wait was to allow for more people to come, and that'd be unwise, even if they weren't from the Beast Taming School. To kill those people, or not to kill, was a question he didn't want to figure out.
Since the pointy-lipped beast tamer had been paying attention to Bai Yunfei the entire time he was speaking to his junior, he had been prepared to fight at any given moment. Swinging his right hand, he materialized a violet disk right in front of him before it expanded in size to two-meters around and flew forward to strike down the fireball.
The violet disk sliced through the fireball and cut it in two! The two halves of the fireball exploded upon being bisected while the violet disk flew onwards to try and do the same to Bai Yunfei who was standing in the path behind the fireball!
Bai Yunfei's eyes narrowed slightly at the sight. His Cataclysmic Seal came forward and expanded in size as well to stop the disk from getting too close from him.
Right as the two objects looked like they were going to collide, the violet disk suddenly stopped in motion—though the bright light remained there—and took an abrupt turn up into the skies to avoid the Cataclysmic Seal.
It wasn't a disk, but a soulbeast! A butterfly-shaped soulbeast with two giant violet but transparent wings!
The wings of the butterfly started to flap as soon as it was over the Cataclysmic Seal, spreading a blanket of fine dust down to cover the area where Bai Yunfei was!
But what Bai Yunfei did next surprised the pointy-lipped beast tamer. Leaving the safety of the eagle's back, Bai Yunfei leapt off onto the Cataclysmic Seal and then kicked off that in turn to jump for the beast tamer!
"Hmph! An idiot!!"
The beast tamer snorted, mocking Bai Yunfei for his ridiculous action. In an area where Skywalking was impossible, to do what Bai Yunfei was doing was practically an act of suicide.
He waved his right hand, summoning a golden lion by his side. This lion had also a pair of wings on it!
The soulbeast puppets he was taking out were all soulbeasts capable of flight. In other words, he had the advantage here.
The late-stage class six golden lion let loose a mighty roar as soon as it appeared onto the world. A second after, it pounced at Bai Yunfei, its shiny and sharp fangs ready to take apart its prey!
Then came the frightened shriek of someone right into his ears!
"Be careful, senior Zhang!!"