Chapter 734: Mission Accomplished
Bai Yunfei had used three class seven soulbeasts in order to kill this one black-scaled serpent, even if it was a bit 'shameless' and overdid things. But in the end, not only did he fail to capture or kill it, the serpent was running away!
That made Bai Yunfei sullen and just a tiny bit annoyed.
He was wholeheartedly wanting to save the life of that young girl, so Bai Yunfei wasn't willing to tolerate any mistakes in obtaining the snake gall of the black-scaled serpent. But if he didn't think of a way to force the snake out from its burrow, then it'd be far too late. And if the black-scaled serpent fled, then there'd definitely be no chance of capturing it within a reasonable amount of time afterwards.....
Zheng Kai's eyes were wide open as he repeated those words. "What do you...mean by that?" He asked.
Bai Yunfei's eyes were still honed in on the three hundred meter tall and one hundred meter wide mountain peak in front of him. Eyes practically burning with heat, Bai Yunfei fed even more soulforce into the Cataclysmic Seal, allowing it to transform into a floating 'fiery mountain'!
This was the Cataclysmic Seal in its supersized mode!
The transformation from a tiny brick to its current size took only a matter of seconds. It floated over Bai Yunfei's head and covered hundreds of square meters beneath him.
Bai Yunfei didn't answer Zheng Kai's question. Instead, he pointed the right finger of his hand at the mountain!
A loud hum could be heard for kilometers around as the giant Cataclysmic Seal flew straight into the mountain!
Bai Yunfei was just a few hundred meters away from the mountain, but the Cataclysmic Seal was within a hundred meters. Flying for just a short moment, the Cataclysmic Seal struck the mountain with great velocity!
The ensuing explosion practically cracked the mountain from top to bottom. Zheng Kai stood there in midair, watching with his jaw agape as the earth beneath him shuddered and fractured as if it was all falling apart!
All sorts of bird type soulbeasts took off to the skies in fright, cawing and chirping as they flew. The entire forest was turned into a cacophony of sound as soulbeasts from every direction started to flee away from the mountain!
Zheng Kai was dumbfounded. The giant mountain that had once stood right in front of him was now just a pile of silt. Under the weight of the Cataclysmic Seal, the entire mountain collapsed without resistance!
There was one final explosion as the Cataclysmic Seal pressed against the spot where the mountain once stood. The rest of the mountain had been pushed two hundred meters away from its original position and ruined the forest that once stood behind it.
Bai Yunfei had really....pushed the mountain.
"Isn't....isn't this a little too unbelievable...?"
Zheng Kai murmured to no one in particular.
He was roused out from his stupor when Bai Yunfei called out to the group. He followed Bai Yunfei's gaze down to where the base of the mountain was.
There was a terrified hiss as a storm of dust was kicked up again!
A black shadow writhed from within the dust storm for a moment before trying to escape towards the left-it was the black-scaled serpent!
There was a ring of fire wrapped around the serpent at a closer look. It wasn't a very bright flame, and the black energy coming off from the serpent looked strong enough to drown it out almost. But the fire wasn't fading away from the serpent. Like a snake made of fire, it continued to stick around the bigger serpent without letting go.
This was....the +10 additional effect of the Cataclysmic Seal: Flame Twister!
10% chance to activate 'Flame Twister' and restrict the mobility of another by 10% for a maximum of ten seconds upon attacking.
When the Cataclysmic Seal slammed against the mountain, it did so much damage to both the mountain and its surroundings that the serpent had been unable to avoid all damages. It was knocked head over tail by the upturning of the ground and was struck by the additional effect of the Cataclysmic Seal. As like a slight drizzle that became a downpour, the serpent was worse off than before and desperately trying to make its escape into the deeper parts of the forest.
The mountain peak was in ruins, and the base of the mountain had still one last hole it had to hide in. This hole, however, was now blocked off due to the Cataclysmic Seal. And since the black-scaled serpent wasn't able to drill into the mountain again, all it could do was try to head for Black Cloud Forest and find somewhere else to hide itself in.
But even if it wanted to, there was no way the serpent would be able to escape.....
It was at the end of its rope while Xiao Qi and Long Lan were both essentially unharmed. As soon as the serpent was bounding out from the base of the mountain, a giant figure in blue and another in violet were flying alongside the Cataclysmic Seal. The figure in blue came bounding for the serpent by ground and the one in violet from the skies for a pincer attack.
As if hitting on the emergency brakes of some kind, Long Lan came to a sudden stop to slam his tail onto the serpent. Like a long blue whip, the tail slammed accurately onto the serpent and sent it airborne!
The tail landed onto the serpent without fail and so the serpent was sent flying like a ball up into the air where Xiao Qi was waiting!
Trilling at the opportunity, Xiao Qi flapped his wings and sucked in the surrounding elemental energy into himself. A wide spectrum of light and color started to shine from his body before his wings turned darker. The darkness spread throughout his wings before he unleashed three different Spatial Edges!
With a flap of his wings, Xiao Qi sent the three Spatial Edges down towards the incoming black-scaled serpent.
"Hiss!!" Trying as hard as it might, the serpent tried to invoke its soulforce in an attempt to move. Its attempts were awarded with it being able to avoid the first Spatial Edge, but the other two sliced into its body from the left and right side without resistance....
There wasn't even any sound when the two Spatial Edges landed, and neither did the Spatial Edges come to a stop after they connected. They continued onward down towards the ground and disappeared while chunks of the serpent's body came crashing back down, leaving behind a very bloody serpent....
The hiss coming from the serpent came to an abrupt stop after that. The three parts of the serpent fell to the ground somewhere in the forest while droplets of blood rained down from all over the skies....
When the last of the dust had settled, all that was left was the ruined mountain and scattered trees of the forest. The serpent was dead, and the three parts of its bodies was completely without movement.
Everything was back to normal as if all was right in the world.
Zheng Kai was still breathless. Staring at the carcass of the serpent, it took him a while before he could find the right words to say.
"Is....is it all over?!"
He turned to Bai Yunfei and was then startled by what he saw, "Yunfei, what's wrong?!"
Bai Yunfei's face was flushed red and sweaty with fatigue. His chest was heaving heavily and his breathing was labored as if he had just gone through a very intensive moment of exercise.
Bai Yunfei waved his hand as if to dismiss Zheng Kai's concerns. "Just used up a lot of soulforce, I'll be fine after some rest."
Using the Cataclysmic Seal to utterly demolish the mountain wasn't as simple as it looked. It needed a massive sum of soulforce in order to accomplish all that. In terms of soulforce consumption, this one attack took more than it normally needed to use the Dual Dragon Burst.
"Ah'Zheng, can you go look at the corpse of the serpent and see if the gall is alright?" He asked.
Since the corpse of the serpent was in three, Bai Yunfei wasn't sure or not if the gall of the serpent was intact or not. If the Spatial Edge had hit where it was located, then this entire trip would end up as being a fruitless endeavor.
Zheng Kai paused for a moment. "Yeah, alright. I'll go take a look."
He flew down to the ground. Bai Yunfei took this time to look around himself. Long Lan was already back in his human form and was flying over to him along with Xiao Qi. Sighing, Bai Yunfei waved the Cataclysmic Seal back to him and reverted it to its normal brick-sized form before storing it back into his space ring.
"It's all over...."
Though this took a lot more effort than expected, Bai Yunfei could say his goal was met almost. He smiled and took a step forward to reach where Zheng Kai was.
Two hundred meters later, Bai Yunfei's eyebrows rose upwards when he saw something strange. Pausing, he raised his right hand to his forehead and looked off into a distance towards the right.
Over there was the mountain peak where the Cataclysmic Seal had pushed away a few moments ago....