The patriarch knew Bai Yunfei would come for his corpse. Knowing that he used a soul skill to feign death and wait for the moment when Bai Yunfei would get close enough so he could self-destruct!
This would be his last action in life! It didn’t even matter…if he died, then he’d bring Bai Yunfei down with him!!
“Even if I die…you won’t be getting off lightly!! Forget about the items I hold! The Soul Sealing Mandate will never be yours!”
The destructive might of a Half-emperor self-destructing was absolutely terrifying to even think about. Not only would his soul armaments be destroyed, but his space rings wouldn’t survive the explosion either. Everything would be destroyed! He didn’t know if the Soul Sealing Mandate would be able to handle the force, but it’d better if it didn’t if it meant no one else would be able to grab hold of it!
The patriarch was so far gone that the smile on his face was sinisterly eerie. His soul was already breaking up as he prepared to self-destruct and take his enemy down with him!
But that was when a voice suddenly spoke into his ears with the intensity of a clap of thunder!
Everything froze in that one moment. The expression on the patriarch’s face dulled and the energy within his body immediately came to a lull as if freezing still!
The Soul Anchor Technique!!
When it felt like there was no time left to do anything, Bai Yunfei had somehow locked the patriarch in place and stopped him from self-destructing!
A beam of red light shot forth from Bai Yunfei to stab deep into the patriarch’s head!
The red beam of light was the Fire-tipped Spear. Depositing itself into the patriarch’s head, the spear let out an explosion from where the tip was to send blood and gore flying everywhere. In the end…the patriarch was nothing more but ashes and bones!
Bai Yunfei was flushed-red in the face and stooped over at the waist to gasp heavily for air. He hadn’t even the soulforce to remain in the ‘Coil’ Form anymore. His first fireseed floated out of him to drift back into the Cataclysmic Seal and dropped Bai Yunfei back to the levels of a Mid-stage Soul King.
It really did feel like he was standing on the edge of life and death there for a moment. He was stuck in between the decision to ‘flee’ from the patriarch or ‘stop’ him for the briefest of moments before Bai Yunfei decided to ‘stop’ him!
He wouldn’t have been able to get far enough if he chose to flee. This was a Half-emperor self-destructing! How could anyone possibly get out of range fast enough from that? In the state he was in, there was no way Bai Yunfei would’ve avoided a debilitating injury even if he put up his strongest defense!
On the verge of death, Bai Yunfei had to do what was best; put in all his energy into the strongest Soul Anchor Technique he could pull off!
It was fortunate for him that the patriarch didn’t have any form of mental defenses. The Soul Anchor Technique took hold of the patriarch and froze him straight away! That left a temporary pause in the self-destruction process and gave Bai Yunfei enough time to kill him with the Fire-tipped Spear!
Killing him before he could self-destruct was the easiest way to solve the problem! And now, the patriarch was well and truly dead!
Four soulforce-recovering soul armaments appeared in Bai Yunfei’s hand as he began to equip them. His soulforce consumption was just too much now. If he had to give an estimate on how much he had, it probably wouldn’t even amount to over five hundred points.
The feeling of weakness was spreading throughout his body now as Bai Yunfei allowed himself to relax. But then his head snapped to the right with a start—that was the direction Mo Ni had ran in!
And as expected, a beam of black light shot out from there a moment later!
Mo Ni’s heart was beating so fast that it felt like it was threatening to pop out from his chest. He was filled with fear at the thought of the patriarch self-destructing and truly thought that he’d die here in this place. But as he was about to crush the jadeite disk to have him teleported away from here, Bai Yunfei stopped and killed the patriarch!
And so the fear that had been gripping at his heart had immediately turned into intense joy!
He was a man quick to think on his feet. The death of the patriarch meant one thing; he was safe, and that meant he could come running back!
This was the chance of a lifetime for him!
If he could kill Bai Yunfei and get the Regalia, this would be killing two birds with one stone!
As mentioned before, the original plan was for Mo Ni to grab hold of the Soul Sealing Mandate and then be transported away with his spatial soul armament. Seeing how strong Bai Yunfei was was enough to make Mo Ni think twice about fighting him, especially with how quickly and unexpectedly Bai Yunfei was able to kill the patriarch. But Bai Yunfei wasn’t invulnerable! Killing the patriarch clearly took a lot out of him, and he was clearly in a very weak state right now!
He and Bai Yunfei were separated by only just ten kilometer. A negligible distance!
If now wasn’t the best time to kill Bai Yunfei, then when?!
Killing intent began to pour out from Mo Ni as he readied himself to kill Bai Yunfei. Large amounts of elemental darkness pooled around his right hand before forming a giant skull. With a devastating roar, the skull flew forward to engulf Bai Yunfei in it!
The Maw to the Underworld!
Bai Yunfei experienced this once before. It was a terrifying attack that could corrupt the soulforce of the inflicted target!
The sound of rustling wind could be heard from behind Bai Yunfei. A black beam of light was shooting at him! It was the strange black needle!
A pincer attack from both sides! Bai Yunfei wouldn’t be able to dodge this!
Mo Ni let loose a cruel laugh. He was feeling happy now that his desire was finally coming true! The idea of being able to kill Bai Yunfei wasn’t even something he thought was possible after Li Yue died!
But his joy was immediately wiped away from his face a moment after so that shock could come back onto it!
The black skull and needle had clearly gone straight through Bai Yunfei, but that was the weird part! It went straight through Bai Yunfei like he wasn’t even there!
The black skull crashed into the ground behind Bai Yunfei while the black needle returned back to Mo Ni, who caught it with his fingers almost absent-mindedly.
It was like Bai Yunfei wasn’t even there when the two attacks went through him!
Mo Ni exclaimed in disbelief. How in the world did Bai Yunfei manage to disappear from his senses like that! And then as if to further mystify him, Bai Yunfei’s aura reregistered to Mo Ni’s senses as if there wasn’t anything wrong!
This was the +10 additional effect of the Core Stone!
By moving into a different dimension for two seconds, Bai Yunfei was able to avoid death!
Bai Yunfei’s expression was as calm as still water, but his eyes were filled with killing intent. Waving his right hand, the Cataclysmic Seal flew forward at Mo Ni while his left hand sent out the Fire-tipped Spear!
All vestige of excitement was gone from Mo Ni now. Back was the fear that had gripped at his heart earlier!
The Cataclysmic Seal was about the size of a house by the time it was above Mo Ni and ready to squash him into a pancake!
The Cataclysmic Seal slammed into the ground with a deafening explosion, but Mo Ni wasn’t underneath it! He managed to evade being hit by the brick by just a small breadth!
He was fleeing for the direction to the left where a small puddle of blood was—it was the patriarch’s left hand!
And on that left hand was the space ring with the Soul Sealing Mandate!
Mo Ni was still trying to go after the Regalia!
Bai Yunfei took note of Mo Ni’s path with narrowed eyes. Exploding forward, he began to make his way for the arm as well!
Mo Ni was a step ahead of Bai Yunfei and was able to get to the arm just in time! With a single fluid motion, he grabbed at the severed arm!
This was the moment he was hoping for. Eyes gleaming with joy, he made sure he was holding onto the arm before bringing out the jadeite disk into his other hand so its white fog could cover his person!
A cold command cried out to Mo Ni, stopping him in his tracks!
And then a red beam of light could be seen as Bai Yunfei entered in the white fog!
There was another flash of red light as the Fire-tipped Spear flew at Mo Ni’s throat!
The sudden freezing of his body terrified Mo Ni. His eyes stared at the incoming spear in terror as he tried his best to break free from his confines.
Managing to move his left hand, he clenched onto it as hard as he could!
There was a faint sound as something within the area cracked…