Chapter 764: The Big Bang
The rhino charged with the speed of a rampaging vehicle towards Bai Yunfei, and by the time it was only just ten meters away, its entire body started to shine bright orange light. Like a miniature sun, the light coming off from the rhino's body was piercingly bright and chaotically hot!!
This was an amount of elemental energy that wouldn't normally be exported for anything. This was....self-explosion!!
The skinny beast tamer was trying to blow up the rhino's soulgem!
Cried the bushy-eyed student from right besides You Qingfeng. Both he and You Qingfeng were sporting a pale-white color on their faces from their shock.
Self-explosion. An extreme method that almost assured mutual-destruction of the user and enemy. Very few were willing to use it for obvious reasons, but for beast tamers, they could simply have their soulbeast puppets do it in their place, as was evident in this case! The skinny beast taker had turned the rhino into a bomb to blow up Bai Yunfei!
It was a reckless act. The self-explosion of a late-stage class six soulbeast would be large enough to catch even him within the blast radius! The beast tamer didn't seem to quite care though. When he met Bai Yunfei's chilling stare, it was as if a sword was stabbed into him.
No matter what, he had to stop Bai Yunfei from coming over! With his mind racing furiously to think of a solution, the only one that came to him was this extreme one!
"If I can't bring my soulbeast puppets back, then I'll have it buried with you!!"
Bai Yunfei slammed his foot into the ground, ricocheting himself to where You Qingfeng and his friend was in an instant and set up a barrier around the three immediately!
"We need to run, senior You!"
Yelping, the terrified bushy-eyed man pulled at You Qingfeng in an attempt to get them both to run away.
But he was stopped by the hand of another person clamping down onto his shoulder to prevent him from moving!
"Don't move!" Bai Yunfei barked at the two.
"What are you doi-"
Cutting into his sentence, a world-shaking explosion was set off in the area in front of him. Elemental earth exploded everywhere, engulfing the three males in the shockwave....
A giant mushroom cloud floated overhead, filling the area for kilometers around with dust and stone!
A hundred meters high in the skies, a single ray of green shot out from the mushroom cloud. It was a black eagle. The skinny beast tamer was on its back.
He was currently laid on top of the eagle's back, his face devoid of any blood and his chest heaving in and out as he tried to breath. He was very clearly out of energy.
Though he wasn't close to the epicenter of the explosion, the explosion of a late-stage class six soulbeast was still very formidable. He himself had to use a earth-type shield soul armament in order to ward off most of the damages. But even then, the shield had been blown apart and the beast tamer had to use half his remaining soulforce in order to survive. Combined with making the rhino self-destruct, he had only a third of his soulforce left.
He looked at the chaotic mess beneath him. His face was fatigued, but his eyes had the unmistakable look of joy at the aftermath. "Hahah....So....so what if you're strong? I doubt you can last the self-explosion of a late-stage class six soulbeast! Haha....hah...."
Though he wanted to stay behind and see what his destruction had wrought, the explosion of the place would attract more people than not in time. If he didn't leave now, then he'd certainly be in trouble as even a Late-stage Soul Exalt would be able to beat him with his current weakened state.
Under his control, the eagle took off away into the skies....
The self-explosion of a late-stage class six soulbeast made the area chaotic with soulforce so the skinny soulbeast wouldn't be able to see what was inside the blast radius. Were Bai Yunfei and the other two people from the Wood School not blown to pieces due to the explosion anyways?
"Whoosh whoosh whoosh...."
Waves of elemental earth flew everywhere, creating ditches and craters all over the earth with varying diameters, but there was a single crater that was four hundred meters wide and a few dozen meters deep!
This was where the late-stage class six soulbeast had self-destructed.
In the middle of this crater was a three meter wide and tall orange barrier that floated right above the ground!
Everything around this spherical barrier was a mess, but this barrier was completely calm. Every so often, a wave of elemental earth would bounce off from the barrier.
Suddenly, the barrier started to tremble. It spun around itself slowly like an actual ball before descending down to the ground.
The elemental energy around it was finally starting to settle to manageable levels by the time the barrier was near the ground. The outer layer shined brightly before it became transparent in color.
There were three people inside!
Already, the barrier was very faint in color to reveal that a single rectangular item was providing the barrier with energy. The portion where this rectangular object was touching was brighter in light than the other areas, and a single person could be seen with both palms pressing against the object as if offering soulforce into it.
Bai Yunfei sighed in relief when he saw the calming levels of energy outside the barrier. Dropping his hands, he allowed for the Cataclysmic Seal to drop the barrier around them.
He was happy his reaction was as fast as it was, else the self-destruction of the late-stage class six soulbeast would've done far more damage than what it already did.
Bai Yunfei had used the Cataclysmic Seal's barrier right before the rhino self-destructed, protecting the three of them in a powerful barrier of elemental earth.
Anyone that wasn't a Soul King hadn't a chance of survival if they were standing literally right next to the epicenter of a late-stage class six soulbeast's self-destruction. But for Bai Yunfei...this wasn't much of a problem.
The +12 additional effect of the Cataclysmic Seal boasted a very powerful defensive property and could be bolstered even more by Bai Yunfei's strength. The true limits of what the Cataclysmic Seal's barrier wasn't even fully shown today actually. When Bai Yunfei was in proper control and boosted with the second fireseed, he could produce a barrier that even a Soul King wouldn't be able to penetrate. Compared to them, a late-stage class six soulbeast hadn't anything on it.
Though it wasn't wrong to say Bai Yunfei was unharmed, it was wrong to say he didn't use much soulforce to protect the three of them. The amount of soulforce Bai Yunfei used to reinforce the barrier was enough to make Bai Yunfei feel lightheaded and swoozy on his feet.
"Bai Yunfei! Are you alright?!"
You Qingfeng moved swiftly to hold Bai Yunfei by the shoulder.
His bushy-eyed companion was still standing rock-solid from where Bai Yunfei had held him down. Even now, he was as still as a statue to stare dumbly at Bai Yunfei.
"Just used a lot of soulforce, I'm fine...."
Bai Yunfei nodded his head and steadied himself. Touching at the Violet Soul Ring with his left hand, Bai Yunfei waited for the two thousand points of soulforce flow into his body, smiling in satisfaction when it did.
+10 Additional Effect: Up to 2000 soulpoints can be stockpiled for later use.
You Qingfeng breathed a sigh of relief when he saw that Bai Yunfei was unharmed. He was a little skeptical though. He highly doubted that Bai Yunfei could handle the self-destruction of a late-stage class six soulbeast without much trouble.
Bai Yunfei surveyed the area around them, observing the fallout of the explosion first before looking for the other soulbeasts, but there was none to be seen.
Though the other soulbeasts were also late-stage class six, they stood no chance at all against the self-destruction of the rhino and were blown to pieces.
He scanned the area again, this time a little more in-depth. His eyes lit up when he spotted something and waved his left hand.
There was a whooshing sound as a little rainbow hoop flew out from the dirt back towards Bai Yunfei.
It was the Beast Taming Ring.
He heaved a sigh of relief at the intact form of the ring, but his eyes stared at the skies in front of him with a very cold glance.
"Senior You, the soulgems of the soulbeasts should be scattered around. It won't be too hard to find while I...."
"Eh?" You Qingfeng blinked a few times when he caught onto what Bai Yunfei was implying, "Don't tell me you're going to..."
Bai Yunfei nodded. "Since one is dead, we can't have the other one remain alive, can we?"