Yun Flame was originally a millennium flame, a high-tier flame. Subsequently, it had fused with the devil flame seed, and its tier had ascended to a brand new level. However, Xiang Shaoyun had never been able to unleash its real power.
That wasn't because Yun Flame was disobedient but merely because their affinity had yet to reach the perfect level. Now that Xiang Shaoyun had fully comprehended the profundity of flame, relying on it, he had obtained full affinity with Yun Flame. He could now unleash Yun Flame's full power.
The surging flame around him was extremely destructive and violent. Xiang Shaoyun could feel that even more clearly now, and he fully unleashed Yun Flame upon the flame around him. Yun Flame rapidly absorbed the flame energy and withstood the extreme heat on Xiang Shaoyun's behalf. Now, he no longer feared these flames.
"Now, it's my turn to attack," Xiang Shaoyun muttered as he charged the flame spirit emperor.
The flame spirit emperor did not expect Xiang Shaoyun to be alive. Once again, it surrounded Xiang Shaoyun with a massive curtain of flame. The surging flame was enough to turn any Emperor into ash.
However, Xiang Shaoyun could also control the flame around him and forcefully absorbed the flame energy cleanly. This was only an ability he could do after gaining full affinity with Yun Flame and comprehending the profundity of flame.
Two sources of flame collided with each other, creating an explosion akin to a volcanic eruption. The flame bloomed like a firework, creating a mesmerizing scene. Not far away, the other academy disciples saw the explosion, and all of them were greatly shocked. A battle of that level had surpassed their imaginations.
"Who's battling the flame spirit emperor? Is it Yu Ziyang?"
"That is not the territory of the Flaming Sun. It's probably someone else. But who is it that is so arrogant to fight a flame spirit emperor?"
"I know that place. That was originally the Di Alliance's territory, but the Overlord Legion had recently occupied it. Someone from the Overlord Legion must be challenging the flame spirit emperor."
"Apart from Xiang Shaoyun, the Overlord Legion does not have many experts. He is probably the one fighting the flame spirit emperor."
"Let's go. Get nearer and see if it's really him!"
Xiang Shaoyun did not mind the commotion. He was fully focused on fighting the flame spirit emperor. After comprehending the profundity of flame, the flame spirit emperor's attacks could no longer deal as much damage to him.
However, the flame spirit emperor was still stronger than him. He couldn't harm the flame spirit emperor in a head-on collision, and he might even get himself injured from the impact.
The flame spirit emperor could control the flame like it was an extension of its body, capable of easily molding the mountain's flame energy. As for Xiang Shaoyun, he relied on Yun Flame and his comprehension of the profundity of flame to contend against the emperor.
Even so, if this deadlock continued, Xiang Shaoyun would be the one to die of exhaustion. He had to change the situation. Only then would he survive and defeat the flame spirit emperor. He thought hard, trying to find a way to defeat the flame spirit emperor.
The origin crystal is the source of energy for any flame spirit. Only by taking it away will I be able to defeat the flame spirit emperor, thought Xiang Shaoyun inwardly.
That much was obvious, but it wouldn't be easy to accomplish. Ultimately, he used the gift of instincts to see through the flame spirit emperor's chest, laying his gaze on the origin crystal.
He then withdrew the flame he controlled, making use of Yun Flame to protect himself as he charged the flame spirit emperor as fast as he could. The flame surrounding the flame spirit emperor was extremely dreadful. One ought to know that it had an origin crystal within its body. Thus, its flame was no weaker than a high-tier flame. Because of that, many cultivators were not willing to engage a flame spirit emperor in close combat. One ought to respect Xiang Shaoyun's courage for daring to do so.
Once again, Xiang Shaoyun draped the human skin around his body. With immunity to the flame, he charged madly while Yun Flame isolated the surrounding flame from him. A smile seemed to form on the flame spirit emperor when it saw this scene. It brandished its arms and gathered a clump of flame into a fireball. The fireball instantly exploded.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The fireball's explosion was terrifying, and it even created a small-scale earthquake around them. Xiang Shaoyun had not expected that the flame spirit emperor would actually use such a powerful attack so early in their battle. The explosion disoriented him, and his blood stirred, putting him in great discomfort.
If it wasn't for the human skin protecting him from the flame shockwave, he would have been reduced to meat paste. The human skin was indeed a precious flame-isolating treasure.
"Now!" Xiang Shaoyun clenched his teeth and withstood the impact as he mustered all his strength and charged toward the flame spirit emperor.
The flame spirit emperor thought the explosion would kill Xiang Shaoyun, so when he emerged from the explosion and appeared, it was slightly stunned. Just as it was about to launch a second attack, the energy around Xiang Shaoyun suddenly changed.
Profundity of ice and water!
He unleashed the energy of extreme cold within his water star and gathered it around his palms as he slammed his palms into the flame spirit emperor's chest. The attack had arrived too abruptly, and it was one Xiang Shaoyun had been planning all along. He released all his energy of extreme cold, pushing the frost energy in his hands to an extreme level.
A vast amount of frost energy froze his surroundings and isolated the flame spirit emperor from the area's natural flame energy. Most of the energy of extreme cold was concentrated on the flame spirit emperor's origin crystal.
The frost stiffened the flame spirit emperor's body momentarily, preventing the flame spirit emperor from making use of the profundity of flame for a split second. Even its control over flame was removed.
After all, it was a pure flame elemental life form. The moment an energy suppressing it appeared, it felt extremely unwell. It also wouldn't be easy for the flame spirit emperor to break free of this condition quickly.
That was the disadvantage of being a life form with low intelligence. Furthermore, Xiang Shaoyun's attack carried with it the power of the profundity of ice. Its might was not to be underestimated.
During the flame spirit emperor's momentary weakening, Xiang Shaoyun grabbed at its chest, intending to pluck away its origin crystal. He showed no fear for its flame, and it was not something anyone could do.
The moment Xiang Shaoyun gripped the origin crystal, the flame spirit emperor recovered. It flung its arms out, wrapping layers of flame around Xiang Shaoyun as it attempted to hug him to death.Previous Chapter Next Chapter