A wide web of fire over ten meters wide flew over Bai Yunfei’s head before it shrunk down to capture him. This was definitely a soul skill of a fire-type soul cultivator and meant to capture rather than kill.
Bai Yunfei frowned. This attack coming at him was a little disheartening with how strong and fast the other person was. Dodging it would be a little troublesome, so Bai Yunfei opted to strike. The Ardent Sun Glove appeared in his hand before five Burstfire Daggers flew out from his hand. They whirred as they traveled towards the net and exploded immediately upon contact.
Each dagger opened up a two-meter wide hole in their respective parts of the net, causing it to crumble apart and return to being elemental fire, leaving Bai Yunfei completely safe where he stood.
Bai Yunfei leapt up as soon as he threw out the Burstfire Daggers. Leaping into the air, his right hand punched upwards.
There was an explosion of fire before a person leapt out from it, five fingers clawing at Bai Yunfei’s outstretched right hand.
Bai Yunfei staggered half a step back while the other person flipped through the air to land ten meters away from Bai Yunfei.
He was a man who stood at 1.9 meters tall and had long hair like a shawl. His nose was sharp and his eyes even sharper. He looked like a twenty-eight or twenty-nine year old handsome man. Waving his right arm, he cleared away the remnant elemental fire in the area to stare at Bai Yunfei in amazement.
Bai Yunfei stared back. This man was a peak late-stage Soul Exalt.
“Who are you, and why do you attack me?” Bai Yunfei demanded from him. Was this a companion of the one he had just knocked out? Here to attack him for revenge?
“That should be my line to you!” He spat back, “Who are you? I’ve never seen you before, are you a student here—which course are you from? You’ve guts to to attack His Highness the Fourth Prince! Do you think yourself invincible if the Royal Family wishes to charge you?! You will remain here and await your punishment!”
Bai Yunfei’s eyes widened in surprise, His Highness the Fourth Prince? That was the person he knocked out? A member of the Royal Family?!
Far away, the students watching the spectacle finally started to remember where they were. Looking at the newcomer here to deal with Bai Yunfei, they started to point and gossip.
“Did I….see that right? Did Wu Yang really lose? How? Did you guys see it?”
“It was too fast! I think I saw that guy pull out a weapon before slapping the prince with it.”
“Isn’t….isn’t that a little too strong? The Fourth Prince is a mid-stage Soul Exalt. He practices a style of cultivation only the Royal Family knows, no ordinary mid-stage Soul Exalt should even be a match for him. How’d this guy beat him in one blow? What weapon was it? Was it a….heaven tier soul armament?!”
“You think His Highness underestimated that guy? That’d explain how he lost so fast. How unlucky for him, knowing Wu Yang’s personality, he’s going to declare revenge as soon as he wakes up….”
“Look! He’s fighting instructor Zhou Yu, the one in charge of the sixth years in class one of the fire course! Good heavens—did that guy block instructor Zhou Yu’s attack?! That’s ridiculous!”
“You think instructor Zhou Yu’s going to detain that guy? He injured the Fourth Prince after all; if the instructor doesn’t stop him, the Royal Family’s going to go crazy on the academy. It’d make sense for him to not let that guy go.”
“It makes sense? Not really? That guy didn’t do anything wrong in my opinion. It was senior Wanxia that got him in this mess, that guy was just a random person. If you were branded as a criminal for being pulled into someone else’s crap, you think you’d be happy about it?”
“So what? He’s just a mid-stage Soul Exalt, you think he’s going to win against the peak late-stage Soul Exalt instructor?”
It seemed to be that this man in front of Bai Yunfei was an instructor. For the sake of safeguarding the academy's image, the instructor couldn’t let Bai Yunfei go.
But still, Bai Yunfei was mystified. ‘Stand down and await punishment’? What malarky was that?!
Coming into trouble like this just one day into coming to Tianhun Academy—did people here not study rules and common sense or something?
With already how unhappy he was about being an instructor here, Bai Yunfei felt his already-low opinion of the academy go down a notch.
“Zhou Yu! Stop! It wasn’t his fault, so don’t do an—”
Mo Wanxia finally spoke up. What Zhou Yu said aloud worried her, causing her to try and explain the situation on Bai Yunfei’s behalf. Before she could even finish her sentence though, Bai Yunfei was already walking towards the exit, completely ignoring both Mo Wanxia and Zhou Yu.
“Leaving?! Then I’ll detain you here by force!”
Seeing that Bai Yunfei was trying to ‘run away’, Zhou Yu flew into rage. Red light exploding forth from his feet, he disappeared into a blur of red to grab at Bai Yunfei’s shoulder.
“Stop with your bullying!!” Bai Yunfei finally lost his temper. With a roar, he whirled around and lashed out with a furious right punch onto the palm coming towards him.
Eighty-one Fold Fist Force!
With how angry he was and knowing how strong his opponent was, Bai Yunfei didn’t bother holding back.
The expression on Zhou Yu’s face hardened. Even with knowing that Bai Yunfei was a stage lower than him, Zhou Yu didn’t want to risk anything. His open palm tightened into a fist to stop Bai Yunfei’s punch with an all out punch of his own.
The two fists collided amidst an explosion of fire. The two combatants leapt back with Bai Yunfei landing just five meters away while Zhou Yu….flew a good ten meters back!
But while Bai Yunfei looked completely unharmed, Zhou Yu’s right arm was shaking uncontrollably!
A furious chirping sound sounded through the air right afterwards, prompting everyone to look up. A stream of prismatic light came flying towards Bai Yunfei and Zhou Yu, raining over a hundred balls of fire onto the scene to attack Zhou Yu with it!
A peak late-stage class six soulbeast!
The fireballs raining down onto the area were immediately realized to be unordinary by Zhou Yu. Without delay, he erected a barrier of elemental fire right in front of him, solidifying into a fiery shield to protect him.
“Bang! Bang! Bang….”
The fireballs struck against the shield one after another, each one aimed to hit only Zhou Yu and not Bai Yunfei. Like raindrops, they fell against Zhou Yu’s shield nonstop.
Dedicated fully to his defenses, Zhou Yu wasn’t completely unharmed by the fireballs, but the expression on his face grew pained. The strength of the fireballs were stronger than he imagined, and trying to stop all of them was proving to be a lot harder than he thought.
Bai Yunfei cried out as the fireballs rained down onto Zhou Yu. It was a command to stop rather than to continue, since Bai Yunfei realized that the next move Xiao Qi was going to use would be the Spatial Edges….
Xiao Qi stopped straight away in accordance to Bai Yunfei’s command. Cutting the flow of soulforce to its wings, Xiao Qi flew around Bai Yunfei, staring hatefully at Zhou Yu while also being ready to attack any given time.
The fire around Zhou Yu soon dissipated, revealing the other man standing there looking slightly fatigued. His expression was extremely ominous as he glared hatefully at Bai Yunfei. Though how tired he was, he looked like he was prepared to try and attack again.
“Instructor Zhou Yu, one moment!”
Suddenly, a voice cried out to the man. A figure flew in out of nowhere between Bai Yunfei and Zhou Yu to confront the older male.
It was Zheng Kai!