Chapter 128: Instakill!
Jing Mingfeng may have killed someone in an instant, but what was happening on the other side was far more unexpected!
The very moment Bai Yunfei had cried out the word 'kill', Bai Yunfei had transformed in character completely. Following a brilliant explosion of sparks and the alarmed eyes of Zhao Chuan, his right arm shook once to intercept the blade that was coming down onto it.
"Clank!" The human tier weapon that had been in Zhao Chuan's hand had been blocked by the Flameblade Bracer. A wave of feedback coursed back through Zhao Chuan's right arm, but before he could follow up with anything else, Bai Yunfei had already stepped forward with his right arm slamming straight into his chest!
Ninefold Fist Force!!
"Bang! Rather than the chest, Bai Yunfei's fist had slammed against the left palm in front of it and forced Zhao Chuan to stagger back once more.
Zhao Chuan had been stunned by the entire confrontation-he did not expect to see his opponent who had been blindly defending just a moment before to suddenly shift gears to retaliate so fiercely against him. With just two moves, he had been sent staggering backwards. All he could do was swap out his dagger for another one and circulate his soulforce to prepare himself to defend, but as he brought his head up to look at his opponent, there was no one to be seen.
Bai Yunfei simply had no intentions in following up his next move after the Ninefold Fist Force. As soon as he landed the blow against Zhao Chuan, he made an impromptu turn without even a glance to see what Zhao Chuan might do next. Pushing off, Bai Yunfei disappeared in an instant to charge towards the middle-grade Soul Sprite beast tamer!
This man hadn't been participating in the battle from the very beginning. Instead, he had waved his left hand like a baton to control the snake to capture Tianming. In his concentration, Bai Yunfei had used his Wave Treading Steps to maximize his speed and fly towards the man with a single pounce.
The sudden appearance of Bai Yunfei had alarmed the man initially, but when he saw that Bai Yunfei had elected to leap at him, the man regained his wits and smiled cruelly. Following a wave of his right hand, a 'black cloud' had appeared out of nowhere in front of him-he had summoned an entire hive of gray bees!
Pointing his right finger at Bai Yunfei, the beast tamer had commanded the six or seven hundred bees to charge out at him with the power of a whirlwind!
These Tree Wasps were merely second class in strength, but with the cumulative strength of six hundred under the control of a Soul Sprite, their strength would be tripled! The beast tamer had to laugh at Bai Yunfei's folly, for there was no where to dodge in the air! In his eyes, Bai Yunfei had no possible way of dodging and would therefore be stung to death by these wasps. Without a single chance of escape, the only thing that would be landing on the ground would be a dead corpse!
"Pah! I'll give him some credit for being a Middle-grade Soul Sprite at such a tender young age, but what a shame that he lacks combat experience! A foolish action like this really do-" The beast tamer had felt a moment of elation in his heart when he saw the wasps approach Bai Yunfei, but in the next moment, what he saw had caused him to pause mid-thought in complete astoundment.
Bai Yunfei had not looked panicked at all despite being surrounded by these wasps. His right arm stretched out so that a wave of elemental fire gathered around his arm. And with a single thought, he cried out, "Winged Flame Blade!"
A single wave of fire extended out from his forearm and simultaneously brought the temperature around him up by a sweltering amount. A single blade of fire about two meters long had materialized around Bai Yunfei's waist in the next moment and rotated around himself in a protective ring. As if it was in orbit, the blade of fire had sliced and diced at every single wasp that drew near!
The sounds of something sizzling could be heard as the frontmost wasps began to catch fire after being cut. Then, as if like kinder to the flames, the fire had spread to the rest of the wasps. It had only taken the blink of an eye before nearly seventy percent of the wasps had been burnt to death! All that were left were around a hundred bees that floated around the beast tamer's head-as if some sort of instinctual fear had stopped them, not a single bee had inched forward towards Bai Yunfei.
But! Bai Yunfei's counterattack had not yet been finished!
The blade of fire had only been storing up power when it rotated around Bai Yunfei. As soon as Bai Yunfei had readied himself to strike down the beast tamer, the blade of fire above his forearm had grown yet another meter with a blaze of fire to cut down the man!!
Three seconds hadn't even passed from the moment the man had set the hive of wasps onto Bai Yunfei to the moment where Bai Yunfei had came at him with that blade of fire after destroying the hive!
Fast-it had been far too fast! The man had absolutely no idea that Bai Yunfei would be capable of such a terrifying attack! There had been simply no time to dodge, and no place to even do so! All that was left was for him to bring up his arms in hopes that he could protect himself from the blade....
When the blade of fire impacted against the ground, a series of cracks four fingers wide had split across the floor. A brilliant spark of fire had dazzled the eyes so that not a single person had been able to see just how the beast tamer had fared.
Landing gracefully back onto the ground, Bai Yunfei waved his right arm to recall the blade of fire back to him. Circling around it, the blade of fire made a series of rotations before being siphoned back into the bracer on Bai Yunfei's arm.
From where the beast tamer once stood, not a single figure was left but pile of ashes....
A Middle-grade Soul Sprite hadn't even had enough time to show off his full power before Bai Yunfei had turned him into a pile of dust!
This was the tremendous effect of a +12 item!!
It had been the second time since Bai Yunfei had revealed this move, the first time had been against that gold-mask wearing Soul Ancestor that had been chasing him back in Yanlin City! The difference in strength between that man and this beast tamer was massive, but even the Soul Ancestor had not escaped unscathed! So against a man of equal strength to him, the Winged Flame Blade had instantly killed him!
This had been an unprecedented and unexpected situation even to Bai Yunfei. Almost as if the entire area had stopped, time seemed to have ceased to flow as well....
Zhao Chuan who had been just been a mere twenty meters away had initially planned on striking at Bai Yunfei when he was fighting the beast tamer. But even he had paused in his movements to stare blankly at the pile of ashes that was already slowly scattering away with the wind....
So much was the shock of the two other beast tamers that they hadn't even realized the stunning move Jing Mingfeng had done. The both of them stared terrified at Bai Yunfei with their minds completely blank. Neither of the two had thought that the Soul Sprite captain of theirs would be killed by Bai Yunfei without even enough time to let out a scream.
Even Jing Mingfeng had seen the spark of fire out of the corner of his eye and stared at the bizarre halo of fire around Bai Yunfei's right arm.
"Whoosh....!" As the final wisp of fire had been absorbed back into the Flameblade Bracer with just a small rustling sound, Bai Yunfei gave his right arm a shake to test to see just how much of the elemental fire had been recalled to him. There had been a surprisingly small loss of the elemental fire, he hadn't even felt exhausted at all after the move even.
Turning around violently, Bai Yunfei looked to Zhao Chuan. It was as if the moment Bai Yunfei had turned around, time had restarted once more. Zhao Chuan's eyes dilated when he saw Bai Yunfei look at him, and without any hesitation, he leapt backwards as if if he was any slower, he would be like the beast tamer and be reduced to a pile of ashes.
Even at the same time Zhao Chuan was retreating, Bai Yunfei moved into action. His right arm shook to reveal the Fire-tipped Spear that moved to strike down Zhao Chuan. "Kill every single one!" Bai Yunfei cried out.
Jing Mingfeng had moved into action as well by then. Flying towards the two beast tamers that had been controlling the two tigers, he had made use of their distracted period of time to strike. These two men of the Beast Tamer School were weaker than a soul cultivator of the same level once split apart from their soulbeasts. And with Jing Mingfeng being a whole level higher than them, they stood absolutely no chance.
Like a swift gale of wind, Jing Mingfeng had struck down the two beast tamers so that blood poured out from their necks as they fell to the ground. As their eyes dimmed of light, they too lost the ability to live.
The last Soul Warrior had already recalled his soulbeast to him and made one last final attempt to run away while his soulbeast came snapping at Jing Mingfeng as if it had gone insane.
A single gust of wind could be heard followed by yet another sound. The beast tamer's body grew rigid and his mouth dropped open in alarm, but then he too had fallen to the ground with his eyes vacant and hazy. From the back of his head, a single dagger could be seen embedded in it!
Bai Yunfei drew back his left arm as he gave a single nod of his head to Jing Mingfeng. Then, he began to after Zhao Chuan.
Jing Mingfeng hadn't been any slower as he dashed into the forest and disappeared out of sight....
Zhao Chuan in this one moment had been completely overwhelmed with shock when he saw the death of the last beast tamer at the hands of the youths. His eyes had already dilated so much that they were practically the size of a needle itself. His feet had worked themselves into such a speed that his retreat had doubled in speed, and now all he wanted to do was to run away into the forest.
He had been so convinced that this kidnapping operation would be a cinch! But then these two youths had turned the operation into a monumental failure that had not only resulted in the annihilation of the men from the Beast Taming School, but had also brought his own life into jeopardy!
There was no longer any of his previous confidence or any of his previous bravado. In this current moment, all that was left was a single thought-escape!
"Fuck it all, what in the world was that attack?! Was that a soul technique? What kind of Soul Sprite is capable of such a terrifying soul technique!! That spear of his definitely has to be abnormal as well! Fuck! Since when did the son of the house of Ye have such powerful friends! If those two get involved in the conflict between the houses, there'll definitely be a tragedy! I must warn the lord and unite with the Beast Taming School to eliminate these two at once!"
In the midst of his escape, Zhao Chuan's mind had been reeling with panic. Seeing that Bai Yunfei was chasing behind him without fail, the man gritted his teeth together before forcing his soulforce to shoot out a ray of purple light at Bai Yunfei. Without even seeing if his attack had landed, the man twisted his foot so that he'd shoot into the forests to the side.
But halfway through his leap, Bai Yunfei had already dodged the blade coming at him and cried out loud, "Do it now!"
Frightened, Zhao Chuan had instantly remembered that there was still yet another person that had disappeared into the forest earlier and was most likely hiding in wait to ambush him. Turning around, the man prepared himself to fend off the incoming ambush.
But when he turned his head around, there had been no one in sight and nothing strange to be seen.
"Crap! It was a trap!" Not even a second later, Zhao Chuan had realized what had just happened-in this moment of panic he had been in, he had fallen for an extremely obvious trick!