Chapter 1232: Dark Bell

Zang Xin's brows furrowed even further at the sight of her. He was completely sure that this woman was at least at the Hyper Douluo level, and her spiritual power had reached the Spirit Domain realm as well, so at the very least, she was superior to the Dark Phoenix Douluo in that aspect. What was most perplexing to him was that there was no powerful being of her description in his memory, which meant that this Evil Soul Master had definitely only recently risen to prominence.

It was quite unsettling to think that the Holy Spirit Cult had such a powerful being lurking among their ranks.

"Are you one of the four heavenly monarchs as well?" Despite being able to sense how powerful this woman was, Zang Xin remained calm and collected, while the Dark Phoenix Douluo continued to fly around him in a tormented state within his domain.

"I am! They all call me Dark Bell, but you can call me Little Bell if you'd like. Can you release her and let me take her away? I'm sure you wouldn't turn down someone as adorable as me. Why don't you hand her over, and we can be friends," the Evil Soul Master giggled.

Zang Xin replied in a cold manner, "Friends? Do you think our Tang Sect would befriend your Holy Spirit Cult?"

The Amorous One is Left to Rue What Could've Been domain expanded as he spoke, and it quickly illuminated Dark Bell's body.

Dark Bell pouted in a displeased manner. "You're a really boring guy, you know that? Everyone's spoken so highly about you for so many years; I wanted to witness your powers for myself as well."

She gently waved her right hand through the air as she spoke, and nine soul rings, consisting of six blacks and three reds, emerged from beneath her feet.

Even Zang Xin couldn't help but be taken aback at the sight of her soul ring configuration. Almost all of the beings on the Douluo Continent who possessed a set of soul rings of this caliber were Limit Douluos, which made them part of an extremely exclusive group of the most powerful beings on the continent.

The Holy Spirit Cult had a sovereign and two emperors above the four heavenly monarchs. Just a heavenly monarch alone was already this fearsome; how powerful would the sovereign and emperors be?

In Zang Xin's memory, he could only confidently say that he had encountered one of those three powerful beings. Many years ago, that man had been defeated by Atlas Douluo Yun Ming, but managed to escape with his life and fell into complete obscurity thereafter.

The unknown was always the most terrifying; who could have envisioned that the Holy Spirit Cult would reappear on the continent after remaining dormant for over 10,000 years?

10,000 years ago, the Holy Spirit Cult had sought to bring disaster to this world, but unfortunately for them, they encountered one of the most exceptional generations of Shrek’s Seven Monsters. In particular, their core member and the founder of the Spirit Pagoda, Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao, was considered to be one of the greatest Soul Masters of all time.

He had led that generation of Shrek’s Seven Monsters to completely crush the Holy Spirit Douluo and slew almost all of the high-ranking members of the cult. This made many people think that Holy Spirit Cult was just a thing of the past, but who would have imagined that they would resurface after all this time? 

Furthermore, they had made themselves known to the world by detonating two Godslayer missiles in a bombing of unprecedented proportions. They followed up their attack on Heaven Dou City by destroying Shrek City and the Tang Sect headquarters, thereby announcing their return in the most horrific and spectacular way imaginable.

The Amorous Douluo and Heartless Douluo had already realized that the Holy Spirit Cult had to have made ample preparations before they decided to resurface, but they still had heavy hearts as they witnessed the terrifying power that the Holy Spirit Cult had accumulated begin to reveal itself.

An inky black bell appeared in Dark Bell's hand, and there was a series of peculiar runes on the surface of the bell. These runes were shimmering with green light and emitting faint green mist, creating a rather unsettling sight to behold.

Halos of light began to proliferate outward from beneath her feet, and at the same time, a suit of dark green battle armor appeared to encase her entire body.

In the face of the Amorous Douluo, even the most conceited of individuals didn't dare to let down their guard.

Her suit of battle armor was also of the three-word level, and the halo beneath her feet was slightly larger than even that of the Dark Phoenix Douluo. An eerie sobbing sound began to echo in the air as if there were countless people weeping at once.

"I've heard that the Amorous Douluo is the number one control system Soul Master on the Douluo Continent. What a coincidence! I'm also a control system Soul Master. Let's see who's control is superior."

The small bell in her hand expanded to a diameter of over a meter as she spoke, and she gently shook it to release a tinkling chime. A layer of soundwaves proliferated from the bell before fusing as one with the halo beneath her feet.

The soundwaves were green in color, and they seemed to possess form and substance as they spread outward. Alongside these soundwaves were the shrill cries of countless dark green tormented vengeful spirits, and in the instant that this green halo clashed with The Amorous One is Left to Rue What Could've Been domain, a peculiar scene unfolded. The vengeful spirits exploded one after another in the face of The Amorous One is Left to Rue What Could've Been domain, but as they exploded, the baleful aura that they released became more than 10 times more powerful than before. This instantly granted the green domain a significant power boost, and it began to devour the Amorous Douluo's domain in a frenzy with its unrivaled aura of resentment.

Thus, Zang Xin's domain was affected, as was his control over the Dark Phoenix Douluo, and the giant black phoenix began to shudder violently as if it were about to escape from his control.

This was a soundwave control type evil martial soul, and Zang Xin could sense that it seemed to be able to suppress his abilities to a certain extent, so this matchup had clearly been set up by design to target him.

There was no way that the Holy Spirit Cult could've known that he would come here today, but they had such a powerful Evil Soul Master among their ranks that could target his abilities, so it was quite clear that they had been planning everything meticulously for a very long time.

There was still a large disparity between the powers of Dark Bell and the Amorous Douluo. She was a rank 98 Hyper Douluo, and even though there was only a gap of one soul power rank between them, it would be no exaggeration to compare this with the gulf between heaven and earth. Furthermore, she only possessed a suit of three-word battle armor, which was vastly inferior to a suit of four-word battle armor.

However, her powers were able to effectively counter Zang Xin's abilities, and by detonating one vengeful spirit after another, she was able to bridge the power gap between them and face him on even terms. As such, the situation wasn't looking good for Zang Xin. Once Dark Bell freed the Dark Phoenix Douluo from his domain, it would be very difficult for him to stop both of them from getting away.

It was also right that this moment that a ball of golden light suddenly illuminated the darkness and descended from the sky like a golden sun, plummeting straight toward the spot where the two domains were clashing.

Dark Bell's expression changed slightly at the sight of this ball of golden light. She had engaged in a conversation with Zang Xin earlier in order to buy herself enough time to accumulate power. She had never imagined that she and the Dark Phoenix Douluo would be enough to defeat Zang Xin; all she hoped for was to be able to disrupt Zang Xin to the extent that the two of them could escape.

It was undoubtedly the case that this was a trap, so the Amorous Douluo definitely wouldn't have been the only one who had been sent here. However, in her eyes, the only ones who posed a real threat to her in the Tang Sect were its two Limit Douluos. 

Much to her alarm, the golden figure that was descending from the sky struck her with a sense of devastating pressure, making her feel as if there were a giant Great Beast plummeting toward her, threatening to reduce her to dust.

What was even more astonishing to her was that the ball of golden light was truly like a sun. The scorching blood essence fluctuations that it was radiating were the bane of all vengeful spirits.

They had set up this elaborate plan to attack the convoy underground firstly as they wanted to avoid having to face the mechas and fighter aircrafts in the sky, and also because vengeful spirits feared sunlight, so her powers would be severely debilitated when fighting on the surface during daylight hours.

However, this golden "sun" had lit up the entire underground world, and she felt as if the light of the true sun had flooded into the darkness. Her domain had originally been evenly matched against Zang Xin's domains, but it was now being dominated and suppressed. As a result, the Dark Phoenix Douluo fell firmly under his control again.

"Buy me 10 minutes," Zang Xin said in a concise manner. Meanwhile, the golden sun crashed violently down onto the ground.

Just as Zang Xin had been astonished by the emergence of Dark Bell, Dark Bell was also stunned by the appearance of this ball of golden light. Her skeptical and paranoid nature immediately urged her to fall back in retreat to avoid a direct confrontation, and she rushed back over 100 meters in a flash, leaving a trail of afterimages in her wake.

"Boom!" The golden light struck the ground like a meteorite, and the first thing that Dark Bell saw was a pair of golden wings. Those wings completely enshrouded their owner within, and they were completely devoid of feathers, but covered by golden rhomboid scales. Each and every scale had an extremely sharp appearance, and translucent golden light was swirling over them.

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