Chapter 797: Myriad Year Infernal Tortoise

Powerful soundwaves intermingled with spiritual power erupted alongside the might of the Golden Dragon King.

The middle-aged man faltered slightly, and the purple light barrier radiating from his body immediately slowed in its expansion.

A purple shield of light appeared in front of his chest, and the shield resembled the shell of a blackish-purple tortoise. The man was using the shell of the tortoise to withstand the Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens. 

Is that his soul spirit? 

Tang Wulin's heart jolted with alarm upon seeing this, immediately following which a burst of enormous power crashed into his body.

However, Tang Wulin's strength was certainly nothing to be scoffed at, and even though his cultivation rank was far inferior to that of his opponent, he still managed to hold his own. He immediately unleashed his Golden Dragon Tyrant Body, and all of his scales, as well as his suit of battle armor, took on a mirror-like appearance. The fact that his Golden Dragon Spear had been able to resist the corrosive effect of the purple light had significantly bolstered his confidence. He was going to use his strength, battle armor, and soul skills to withstand his opponent's attack.

In doing so, he finally bought his Bluesilver Emperor vines enough time to hurl all of the nearby injured passengers away, and also afforded his friends enough time to retreat.

However, in the next instant, the vast disparity between their powers was finally displayed.

Tang Wulin felt his chest tighten, and he was sent flying like a cannonball. His Golden Dragon King blood essence power was quickly being weakened, and he was stunned to discover that even though the purple light couldn't corrupt his Golden Dragon Spear, he had to use his blood essence power to prevent it from corroding his body. Just from that exchange alone, Tang Wulin felt as if his blood essence power had been severely dented.

The middle-aged man appraised Tang Wulin with a cold expression. "Interesting."

He extended his right hand, and a purple tortoise landed on his palm. The tortoise was only around a foot in diameter, and it was entirely blackish-purple in color, but it had a pair of glowing white eyes that were filled with a sinister aura.

"That's an Infernal Tortoise!" Xie Xie exclaimed.

Infernal Tortoises were an extremely rare type of soul beast, and they dwelled only in the darkest and most unwelcoming places, absorbing yin qi for sustenance and survival. Infernal Tortoises grew extremely slowly, and a newborn Infernal Tortoise was less than an inch in size. They would only grow an inch every 1,000 years, which meant that the Infernal Tortoise that the middle-aged man was holding was over 10,000 years old.

The most powerful trait about an Infernal Tortoise was its ability to refine extreme yin qi. If it could encounter a Soul Master with a martial soul that it had great synergy with, it could enhance the martial soul to such a great extent that the martial soul could immediately undergo evolution.

Even 1,000-year-old Infernal Tortoises were exceedingly rare, let alone this 10,000-year-old one. The fact that this Evil Soul Master could possess a Myriad Year Infernal Tortoise as his soul spirit was a strong testament to his immense powers.

He was an eight-ring Soul Douluo that Tang Wulin and the others were struggling to oppose, even though he hadn't even donned his suit of battle armor. There was only one of him, but he posed a greater threat than all of the previous Evil Soul Masters combined.

Yue Zhengyu held Xu Xiaoyan in his arms and appraised the gash on her suit of battle armor with an urgent expression. Thankfully, the battle armor had buffered most of the power from that attack, but there was a patch of dark purple that was slowly spreading over the skin on her back, and she was only able to restrict the expansion of the corrupted area as she circulated her soul power with all her might with her eyes tightly shut.

"Yin qi has entered her body; it has to be removed right away! Otherwise, she'll be in a lot of trouble once the yin qi enters her main meridians," Yue Zhengyu said in an urgent manner.

Tang Wulin rushed over to Xu Xiaoyan in a flash and gently pressed his right golden dragon claw directly over her wound. Powerful Golden Dragon King bloodline aura surged forth, entering Xu Xiaoyan's skin and quickly eradicating the purple yin qi.

The bloodline of the Golden Dragon King was of an extremely pure yang attribute. Regardless of how powerful Infernal Tortoises were, there was no way its bloodline could even begin to compare with that of the Golden Dragon King. It was just that the Evil Soul Master's overwhelming cultivation rank advantage made him very difficult to deal with, even for Tang Wulin. If they were both of the same cultivation rank, Tang Wulin would naturally be able to crush him with ease.

Xu Xiaoyan opened her eyes and immediately shuddered. "I'm so cold!"

Yue Zhengyu hurriedly tightened his arms around her body. "Are you feeling better now?"

"I'm fine now!" Xu Xiaoyan nodded in response.

At this moment, all of the members of Shrek’s Seven Monsters had gathered at the same spot, with the exception of Xu Lizhi.

Tang Wulin had already stuffed two steamed buns into his mouth. They were Xu Lizhi's third soul skill, Bloodthirsty Red Bean Bun, and his fourth soul skill, Puncture BBQ Pork Bun. 

Yuanen Yehui and Ye Xinglan had also done the same thing, and the three of them stood at the front of the group as they cast their eyes toward their opponent.

Around 10% of Yuanen Yehui's giant hammers were corroded away before the yin qi finally dissipated, thereby further highlighting just how potent this yin qi was.

The Evil Soul Master appraised them with an intrigued expression. "No wonder you managed to kill my men; you're not average Soul Kings, that's for sure. However, do you think you're powerful enough to stop me?"

All of a sudden, he raised an eyebrow, and murmured to himself, "Those bastards are pretty quick. In that case, I'll have to end this as quickly as possible!"

Dazzling purple light abruptly erupted from his eyes as he spoke, and immediately thereafter, a layer of purple light erupted from his body, transforming into a massive ghostly projection. His aura immediately spiked sharply as a result, and pieces of blackish-purple armor began to appear all over his body.

The suit of armor was filled with a dark and sinister aura, and what was rather peculiar was that there was a cylindrical slot situated at the front of the breastplate. The middle-aged man placed the Infernal Tortoise into the slot, and the color of the entire Infernal Tortoise suddenly turned darker, making it appear as if it had become one with the suit of battle armor.

A pair of giant wings then unfurled on the man's back. This was the signature trait of a suit of two-word battle armor. However, it was quite clear that this man wasn't wearing a suit of two-word battle armor.

A series of demonic patterns began to appear over the suit of armor, and a blackish-purple ring of light that was around three meters in diameter also appeared beneath his feet. Thorns began to emerge around the ring of light, while complex demonic patterns emerged within the ring of light, forming a wraith-like diagram at the very center.

This was a martial soul projection within a domain halo, indicating that he was wearing a suit of three-word battle armor!

Just as wings were the defining trait of a suit of two-word battle armor, domain halos were the defining traits of suits of three-word battle armor.

Suits of three-word battle armor came with their own domains, and those domains were definitely extremely synergistic with the battle armor masters. Within these domains, Soul Masters would become at least twice as powerful as they normally were.

This was an eight-ring Soul Douluo in a suit of three-word battle armor! In this state, he was powerful enough to oppose a Hyper Douluo who hadn't put on their suit of battle armor!

Extremely grim expressions appeared on the faces of all of Shrek’s Seven Monsters upon seeing this.

The terrifying aura erupting from the suit of three-word battle armor struck everyone with a sense of asphyxiation. Even though the Bloodthirsty Red Bean Buns were already beginning to take effect, there was still far too much of a power gap between them.

Tang Wulin bit down on the tip of his tongue before stepping forward with a grave expression. "Yuanen, adopt your Fallen Angel form! Xiaoyan, unleash your Astral Chain!"

In the face of such a mighty being comparable in power to a Hyper Douluo, escape was clearly not an option. However, from the words of the Evil Soul Master earlier, it was quite clear that reinforcements weren't far away. This was their only option. They had to last until the reinforcements arrived if they wanted to survive.

Tang Wulin brandished his Golden Dragon Spear, and four golden soul rings appeared around his body. He was unable to summon his Tyrant Dragon anymore. Otherwise, he'd definitely be able to last longer against this opponent. Even so, he was the captain of the team, and he had to stand at the very forefront of the group to protect his friends.

Xu Xiaoyan had expended a lot of energy to oppose the yin qi that Tang Wulin had just expelled from her body, but she still had no issues unleashing soul skills. She also quickly ate her Bloodthirsty Red Bean Bun while unleashing her fourth soul skill at the same time.

A series of illusionary starlight chains instantly connected everyone, essentially fusing them as a single being.

Astral Chains, Life Sharing! Through the use of this ability, the damage sustained from every attack would be distributed among everyone. Even Xu Lizhi had an Astral Chain connected to his body.

They could all sense each other's heartbeats and bodily conditions, forming a spiritual connection between everyone.

Yue Zhengyu reflexively held onto Xu Xiaoyan's hand, and Xu Xiaoyan tried to tug her hand free, but Yue Zhengyu refused to let go.

Just then, he had thought that he was going to lose Xu Xiaoyan forever, but thankfully, she had managed to survive. Even so, he was unwilling to let go of her ever again.

"Killing all of you will be no different from stomping ants!" the Evil Soul Master said in a cold voice. He flapped his wings and made a grabbing motion with his right hand, upon which a massive blackish-purple hand immediately made a grab straight for Tang Wulin's head. At the same time, the domain halo from his battle armor instantly expanded to encompass Shrek’s Seven Monsters within it.

Tang Wulin's heart sank slightly upon seeing this. The Evil Soul Master hadn't underestimated them even with their vast cultivation rank disparities. Instead, he had unleashed his domain halo, and was clearly trying to kill them in the shortest amount of time possible.

He couldn't allow this domain to encompass everyone! Otherwise, they would be like sitting ducks that could only resign themselves to death.

The fourth golden ring around Tang Wulin's body suddenly lit up, and a golden halo appeared beneath his feet, expanding to around five meters in diameter, and encompassing all of Shrek’s Seven Monsters within it. At this moment, Xu Lizhi had also joined them.

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