The attack had been far too sudden, even for Bai Yunfei whose senses were more acute than most. That first attack would’ve left him open to an injury, and then he would’ve been in danger against the follow ups!
Their ambusher was a person Bai Yunfei couldn’t believe was attacking them….a Soul King!
A Soul King was here to attack!
Both Bai Yunfei and Zheng Kai had grim looks on their faces. Whether they liked it or not, they had to retreat!
But before the two of them could even try to attempt that, the Soul King in the air lifted his hand and pressed it in the direction of the two of them!
A grunt came out from Zheng Kai’s mouth. His face started to pale rapidly in color and sweat drops the size of small beans were already forming on his head as if from pain.
At the same time, both the blue-eyes wyrm and Xiao Qi started to howl and chirp out in pain!
Bai Yunfei had felt a faint stab of pain in his mind—or the soul—, a feeling that shook his body and left him a little breathless from the aftermaths.
The +12 bracelet that added spirit-resistance on his right hand and the Soul Sentinel Scarf on his forehead both flashed once with light before disseminating a strange energy through him, flushing the pain almost entirely out from his body!
“A soul attack!!”
Bai Yunfei’s heart skipped a beat. He knew that Soul Kings were capable of attacks that could damage the soul!
The Soul King was already closeby now. In his hand was a blade made entirely from elemental earth to strike down Bai Yunfei and at the same time grab onto Zheng Kai!
A streak of white light flew towards the elder before he could succeed with his attack. A roar rumbled through the air as the white streak landed right in front of Bai Yunfei to protect him!
The roar had sent a shiver to the body and soul of the Soul King. The blade of elemental earth crumbled under the roar, prompting the Soul King to come to a screeching halt and leap away to the right of his initial destination in shock.
“A class seven soulbeast! Impossible!!” The Soul King finally spoke before a white light shot around his body to trap him.
White and orange traveled in every direction through the air, the permafrost mastiff sometimes roaring out loud under Bai Yunfei’s commands. With its strength, the mastiff was strong enough to disallow the other Soul King from attacking him.
It was a good thing the Soul King was only an early-stage, else the permafrost mastiff wouldn’t have such an easy time.
The street they were on wasn’t too crowded compared to the other streets in the Capital, but there were still several passersby on there. When the Soul King appeared, they had all been scared to death almost and fled. With the abundance of soul cultivators in the Capital, fights were pretty common, so many people knew that the only thing to do in this case was to run away and wait for the guards to come deal with it.
The earth shook heavily as elemental energy spread throughout the area. One of the nearby two-storied buildings was blown apart by the energy, but thankfully, the people inside of it had already fled, so no one was hurt.
The permafrost mastiff was quick and nimble, flying here and there as a way to ‘surround’ the Soul King. It rarely used any elemental attacks and was instead used to prevent the Soul King from attacking Bai Yunfei or Zheng Kai or even leaving.
His hands on his knees, Zheng Kai was stooped over as he tried to catch his breath. The attack on his soul just now had been very draining on him.
“Brother Bai, we have to go! We have to wait for reinforcements! Or else—”
Zheng Kai looked up to the battle taking place in the skies and then Bai Yunfei as he spoke. But before he could finish his sentence again, Bai Yunfei’s face changed expression once again. Grabbing onto his shoulder, Bai Yunfei leapt into the air once again!!
The moment after the two men leapt into the air, a white sheen of light covered the ground with an odd crackling noise. The white light turned into frost, plunging the temperature around the area several degrees!
A layer of ice about a meter thick had formed where Bai Yunfei and Zheng Kai’s feet used to be!
The two of them had been fortunate enough to dodge the ice attack, but the blue-eyes worm hadn’t been so lucky. As soon as the ice touched its feet, the wyrm was immediately encapsulated within the ice and turned into an ice sculpture!
All the peak late-stage class six blue-eyes wyrm could do was move its eyeballs from within its icy prison, unable to do anything else!
A power capable of doing something like that had meant only one thing….a Soul King!
There was another Soul King!
Before he could even properly digest what was going on, Bai Yunfei felt the space twenty meters away start to distort, revealing a figure in white coming straight for him!
The newly arrived Soul King snorted gently when he noticed that his attack failed, but to the ears of Bai Yunfei and Zheng Kai, his snort was as loud as lightning. Paling in the face, Zheng Kai’s soulforce began to deplete rapidly so that only half remained! Even Xiao Qi was affected by whatever it was the Soul King was doing and began to plummet to the ground with a chirp of pain!!
Another soul attack!!
An even stronger one than the first!
This new person was….a mid-stage Soul King!!
The attack onto his soul was faster than Bai Yunfei realized. A feeling of despair welled up inside of him when he realized just how strong and fast this person was. He hadn’t even been able to move or use his Cataclysmic Seal to defend himself when the person was already in front of him!
But the pain in his soul had only been for a while before the Soul Sentinel Scarf flashed once more with light, flooding his body with a warm sensation and driving away most of the pain. But by the time the pain was alleviated, his soulforce was already….at the halfway point of his usual reserves!
Despite that, Bai Yunfei was relieved that the attack on his soul was no longer there! It was as if…..the attack on his soul had been ineffective against him and had been flushed out!
And this time, the elder in front of him uttered a sound of pain rather than the cold snort of indifference from before!
He came to a stop just five meters away from Bai Yunfei and Zheng Kai, allowing the two of them to see just who it was. There stood an old man with a look of pain and shock on his pale face. The amount of aura radiating from him was now just two-thirds of what it used to be after his attempt on their lives!
From his appearance, it seemed that his failure to take down the two of them with his soul attack had weakened him.
Bai Yunfei was only surprised for a moment before he realized what had happened—the +10 additional effect of the Soul Sentinel Scarf!!
Soul Sentinel Scarf’s stats:Equipment Grade: Low Divine
The ice-type Soul King had suffered from his very own soul attack because of the +10 additional effect of the Soul Sentinel Scarf! Not only had it saved Bai Yunfei from peril, it completely turned the tables onto the Soul King!
It had 30% chance to activate, but with the Luck Pendant’s ability, that turned 30% to 60%. The fact that its effect would activate now of all timing had been unexpected, but not unwanted….
From when the second Soul King appeared and attacked Bai Yunfei’s soul, Bai Yunfei felt like he had stepped across the gates to the underworld to the first layer of it.
But now that that feeling was gone, Bai Yunfei felt extremely happy. Kicking off from the ground, he took Zheng Kai backwards with him while sending the Cataclysmic Seal forward in a flash of red. As it flew through the skies, the brick grew with size to slam into the Soul King in a burst of fiery light!!