"He withstood my Maw of the Nether! How did he manage to expel that much soulforce!!"
The black-hooded man didn't expect for Bai Yunfei to shrug off the attack. The armored entity was created using his power as an Early-stage Soul King, but its power was severely diminished with how many times it was blown apart by Bai Yunfei. The Maw to the Underworld technique sacrificed the regenerative properties of the entity when it transformed into a black skull, but it grew stronger to make up for that loss. Surely the black skull would be powerful enough to take care of Bai Yunfei, he thought. Bai Yunfei shouldn't have had enough soulforce to withstand the attack, and even if he did, it'd only be temporarily before the attack would overtake him.
But somehow, Bai Yunfei managed to dispel his technique with his elemental fire. Even more surprising was the fact that the fire was infused with a bit of elemental lightning; which had a stimulative property to it that neutralized parts of elemental darkness.
"And those soul attack hindering soul armaments of his…just how strong are they if they can withstand the brunt of a Mid-stage Soul King's soul attack!"
Somehow, the thought of killing Bai Yunfei was a lot more unfeasible than it seemed from before. He wanted to be one-and-done with Bai Yunfei and be on his way, but it seemed that he'd have to expend a bit more energy now.
Now, the man looked even more shocked for some reason. The smoke clearing up around Bai Yunfei allowed him to see what he was doing, but a strange expression crossed over his face when he saw what Bai Yunfei was doing—picking up a rock.
The rock Bai Yunfei was holding onto stunned the man. His pupils dilated briefly as if realizing something before shock overtook him!
The ground beneath him fractured into dozens of cracks as the man exploded forward. Reappearing instantaneously in front of Bai Yunfei a moment later, his right hand lashed out to grab at the stone in Bai Yunfei's hand!
"Hand it over!!"
He roared with intense joy and impatience.
His hand failed to grab hold of anything, though. Bai Yunfei was already retreating backwards via the Flash Step to escape from the man's reach.
As he retreated, Bai Yunfei's left hand shook slightly, debating if he should place the stone into a space ring. He decided otherwise though, and instead placed the stone within one of the inner folds of his robes.
The black-hooded man looked a great deal more anxious than before, as if angered that Bai Yunfei had taken something from him. Practically exploding with killing intent, the man gave chase after Bai Yunfei with his hands forming seal after seal. Upon the last one, a giant two-meter claw formed right in front of him to extend forward and grab hold of Bai Yunfei!
He didn't hesitate to unleash a second soul attack. Knowing Bai Yunfei had a soul armament or two to help him alleviate the effects of a soul attack, the man was still confident that a Mid-stage Soul King-powered soul attack would be more than enough to hinder Bai Yunfei for even a second longer than needed. This ghastly claw of his would most definitely kill Bai Yunfei!
But because of this all-out soul attack, the tides of the battle would turn on its head almost instantly!!
Bai Yunfei was surprised to see the ghastly claw fly towards him, but seeing the 'ripples' of space come flying towards him were even more startling to see in his opinion.
A soul attack—as intangible and invisible as it might seem—was actually not invisible given the proper strength. If someone was strong enough, they would be able to see the pattern and route of a soul attack. And given his current strength thanks to his 'Berserk Mode', Bai Yunfei had the soulsense capabilities of a Soul King. In other words, he could see the 'trajectory' of the ripples and understand that it was a soul attack.
The Cataclysmic Seal flew forward to stop the incoming claw. Simultaneously, Bai Yunfei activated the additional effect of the armor he wore to try and ward off the potentially fatal attack.
Stats of the Soul Armor:Equipment Grade: Low Heaven
His eyes were shining particularly bright as he prepared himself to take on this soul attack, though there was a strange glow in them hardly visible to anyone else…
Though it was possible to see the ripples that was the soul attack, they were traveling so incredibly fast that it reached Bai Yunfei in no time at all!
There was already a buzzing sound coming from the Soul Sentinel Scarf on Bai Yunfei's head. As expected, the stinging pain from the soul attack couldn't be felt by Bai Yunfei, and a portion of his soulforce slipped away into the Soul Sentinel Scarf…
The +10 additional effect of the Soul Sentinel Scarf had activated!+10 Additional Effect: 30% Chance to completely deflect a spirit-based attack.
The Soul Sentinel Scarf had a 60% chance of activating this effect if combined with the passive effect of the Luck Pendant, though it hadn't activated the last two times Bai Yunfei was hit by a soul attack. As unlucky as it was, Bai Yunfei wasn't totally out of luck since it activated at least once this time!
Suddenly, the black-hooded man who had been so intent on killing Bai Yunfei came to a freezing halt and let loose an ear-piercing scream!
His entire body started to shake. The elemental darkness flowing around his body looked like it was struck by a giant fist and immediately blew apart. Even the ghastly arm coming towards Bai Yunfei came to a stop and was blown apart by the Cataclysmic Seal when the two collided!!
The moment when the warm sensation died away from his Soul Sentinel Scarf, Bai Yunfei kicked off against the ground to launch forward at the black-hooded person!
Since he was being pursued earlier, there was only just twenty meters of distance before the two stopped. So it took very little time for Bai Yunfei to cover that distance and reach to the spot in front of him!
The Fire-tipped Spear shook slightly as half of Bai Yunfei's soulforce went into it. There was a burst of fire from the tip of the blade before the spear was thrusted towards the man's throat!