Chapter 627 - Soul Power-Draining Technique
Tang Wulin’s soul power was being drained slowly but surely from his body. He used the power of his blood essence to try to seal off his soul power right away, but still, a minimal amount was leaking out continuously.
Su Mu’s eyes widened in surprise. He could clearly feel how fast his ring was draining its prey’s soul power. His soul power is dense and solid, which means his foundation is solid. Interesting! Now I get why even Crazy Long thinks highly of him.
All Monster Eight Kings had nicknames, and Su Mu’s was Fox King.
His martial soul was a nine-tailed fox, very rare and powerful. Foxes were one of the smartest animals, and Nine-Tailed Foxes were a representation of wisdom. They were powerful and had a natural talent for sensing the natural energies in the air.
Soul masters with a Nine-Tailed Fox for a martial soul were rare as hens’ teeth. Su Mu’s ancestors were natives of the Star Luo Continent, and his martial soul had once caused a sensation on the Star Luo Continent.
Every time Su Mu got a soul ring, he grew a tail. And he could get much stronger with more tails. Each tail meant one ability. Tang Wulin had guessed right; Su Mu’s control skills were indeed the strongest among the Monster Eight Kings.
Dai Yun’er was also a control-type soul master. She was one of the Monster Eight Kings, yet she was not quite qualified; after all, she was too young. That said, she was real talented and much stronger than her peers. Between her talent and her status as the princess, the old eighth member of the Monster Eight Kings had handed over his spot to her more than willingly. She was second only to Su Mu in terms of control skills.
Su Mu’s control techniques were very powerful. He had once fought a dozen soul masters his age and forced them to yield, because they had used up all their soul power and still hadn’t so much as touched him.
Tang Wulin decided he had to get out of this soul power-draining ring as fast as he could.
As he planted his feet sturdily, his first golden soul ring lit up, his muscles swelling, especially his arms. His hands twisted and transformed into a pair of golden dragon claws. He looked bigger and stronger, his aura becoming majestic and mighty.
Not bad, Crazy Long thought, looking at the screen with interest. Are those dragon claws?
A dragon’s roar burst out of Tang Wulin’s mouth. Golden scales rippled into existence across his whole body. Golden Dragon Body!
He stomped the ground with his left foot and pounced forward. His Golden Dragon Body had weakened the speed-reducing effect to the minimum. Now he was only a few steps away from the edge of the white ring.
Su Mu’s feet moved faster, and then he started running around the edge of the stage, trying to keep as far away from Tang Wulin as he could. In the meantime, he released speed-reducing rings continuously without pausing.
Tang Wulin gave a snort and reversed the flow of his blood essence. Immediately, his strength got amplified several times. The speed-reducing ring was effective, but not that effective; after all, it was just Su Mu’s first soul skill, and first soul skills were relatively weak. Although every step Tang Wulin was taking was still within a speed-reducing ring, he was gaining on Su Mu. When he got close enough, he stomped on the ground and exploded forth like a cannon ball.
Su Mu stopped running and looked at Tang Wulin, smiling his arrogant smile.
When Tang Wulin was only a dozen meters away from him, the soul ring around Su Mu’s third tail lit up and another ring appeared – a dark green one with a radius of five meters. It didn’t fly towards Tang Wulin this time, however, but landed directly around Su Mu.
By then, Tang Wulin had just arrived at the outer edge of the ring.
What happened next could only be described as bizarre.
The instant Tang Wulin shot into the dark green ring, he felt so dizzy and light-headed that everything became a blur. Then he found himself being flung out by a tremendous mysterious force. He got sent flying backwards for several meters before landing on the ground and staggering to a halt.
Su Mu was still standing there, smiling, his dark green ring radiating queer light.
What was that strange feeling when I went inside that ring? Tang Wulin wondered, shocked and curious. Could it be… A repelling ring! Yes! It repelled me out like a magnet. It’s the first time I’ve seen such a strange soul skill. Monster Academy really lives up to its name.
This dark green ring was Su Mu’s most powerful defense technique. He was a good control-type soul master when he had two soul rings, but when he got his third soul ring, he became a real badass.
The repelling ring could repel anything that came into it, be it a tangible object or an intangible attack.
Su Mu smiled at Tang Wulin and moved his hand towards himself, giving him a look that said, Come get me!
Tang Wulin reared back his right hand and threw out his spirit refined heavy silver hammer in a flash of light.
The hammer zipped towards Su Mu with a whistle. But as Tang Wulin had expected, the moment it entered the ring, it got repelled back and towards himself.
Tang Wulin raised his hand and caught it, saying, “Impressive!”
Su Mu’s second tail moved slightly, and another soul power-draining ring flew out and landed around Tang Wulin, greedily consuming his soul power.
Tang Wulin stood still, using his Golden Dragon Body to reduce the soul power getting out of his body. Think, Wulin, think! It seems that repelling ring can repel anything, and this wily fox cowers inside his ring, which makes him untouchable. What can I do? Plan A: wait here until his soul power is completely depleted, and then take him down; plan B: use more power to break through his defenses, since even the most powerful techniques have limits.
Plan A is a bit unrealistic, as he is a five-ringed Soul King. Judging from his refined control over his soul skills, it wouldn’t be easy to deplete his soul power.
Then that leaves me no choice but to go with plan B. Tang Wulin’s eyes narrowed, shining with brilliant light. He charged towards Su Mu again, but stopped when he reached the edge of the troublesome ring. As he stomped on the ground with his left foot, eight phantom dragons burst from below him. Golden Dragon Shakes the Earth!
Then the phantom dragons pushed him into the ring with violent force.Previous Chapter Next Chapter