It was quite clear that the Evil Soul Master had pinpointed Xu Xiaoyan's absolute control as the biggest threat to him, as opposed to Tang Wulin's immense power. If it hadn't been for her control, how would Tang Wulin have managed to hurt his Infernal Tortoise?
As such, he unleashed his sixth soul skill, and his aim was to eliminate Xu Xiaoyan as quickly as possible.
The Extreme Yin Domain was like a coffin that had completely trapped Xu Xiaoyan within, and the aura of the Golden Dragon King from the Violent Golden Dragon Domain was quickly fading from her body. In just a few more seconds, her defenses would completely crumble. After that, her body and her battle armor would both be corroded into nothingness within the Extreme Yin Domain.
"Xiaoyan!" Yue Zhengyu cried out as he abruptly flapped his wings and charged into the Extreme Yin Domain without any hesitation.
The Extreme Yin Domain had extremely powerful offensive abilities, and was also an extremely effective control-type soul skill, which was why the Evil Soul Master had chosen it as his sixth soul skill. However, it had one limitation, which was that it could only encompass a very small area, so it could only attack one person at a time. Despite this, it was his most powerful individual attack, and this was the first time he'd ever seen anyone dare to charge into his Extreme Yin Domain like a moth to a flame.
A burst of white holy flames erupted from Yue Zhengyu's body almost at the exact same moment, and his wings had been set alight by those holy flames.
The pristine white flames appeared to be very gentle and warm, striking the beholder with a comfortable sensation. Yue Zhengyu charged into the Extreme Yin Domain, and his flaming wings wrapped themselves around Xu Xiaoyan to form a protective barrier.
A remarkable scene then unfolded. Despite how powerful the Extreme Yin Domain was, it was unable to corrode those flaming wings, and was completely kept at bay.
"Sacrifice! You're from the Holy Angel clan!" the Evil Soul Master harrumphed coldly, but a hint of wariness had crept into his voice.
Sacrifice? The other members of Shrek’s Seven Monsters all faltered upon hearing this.
Right at this moment, a sharp cry suddenly erupted in the distance, and the Evil Soul Master's expression changed slightly as a hesitant look appeared on his face. After taking one final cold glance at Tang Wulin and the others, he abruptly vanished on the spot.
Just as Tang Wulin and the others were preparing themselves to protect Xu Xiaoyan and Yue Zhengyu with all their might, the Evil Soul Master disappeared.
"Hmm? Sacrifice?" A surprised voice sounded from up above. Immediately thereafter, the space overhead was torn open, and a silvery-white figure descended from above.
A pair of silvery-white wings were spread open as his body slowly descended, and a silver halo appeared beneath his feet.
This was another three-word battle armor master! However, the aura of light emanating from his body clearly indicated that he was definitely no Evil Soul Master.
There were a helmet and a visor on his head that completely obscured his appearance, and silver light flashed from his body, following which a small silver hammer flew forth before appearing in the air above the Extreme Yin Domain. Streaks of dazzling silver light erupted, forming a string of mirror-like structures, and the Extreme Yin Domain vanished in a flash.
The gentle white flames receded, yet Yue Zhengyu still refused to let go of Xu Xiaoyan.
"Xiaoyan, I'm sorry," Yue Zhengyu whispered into her ear before slumping limply against her body.
Tang Wulin withdrew his Violent Golden Dragon Domain before extending a respectful bow toward the three-word battle armor master. "Thank you for saving us. May I ask your name?"
The three-word battle armor master had silver light flashing all over his body as if his entire suit of battle armor were constructed from silver mirrors. The suit of battle armor then vanished into his body to reveal his true appearance.
This was a handsome middle-aged man who appeared to be in his thirties, and his head of short blue hair gave him a very energetic appearance. His eyes were bright and piercing, and what was quite remarkable was that his pupils were silver.
"I am a backup Battle God from the federation's Battle God Hall; my name is Luo Shaofeng. All of you have done very well to hold off Zun Fang for such a long time," Luo Shaofeng said with a hint of surprise on his face as he appraised the group of young one-word battle armor masters before him.
Tang Wulin wore an urgent expression as he carefully took Yue Zhengyu from Xu Xiaoyan, and said, "Senior, would you be able to examine our friend? He..."
Luo Shaofeng waved a hand in response. "He's fine. The Sacrifice of the Holy Angel clan won't harm the user as long as the sacrificial flames aren't completely snuffed out."
Xu Xiaoyan was still rather slack-jawed, as if she had yet to recover from her ordeal.
When the Extreme Yin Domain had fallen upon her and severed all of her Astral Chains, her first thought was that it was over for her. In that instant, she felt an extremely frosty aura surging toward her from all sides, completely immobilizing her and rendering her unable to use even a single shred of her soul power. She could only look on as the extreme yin qi rapidly stripped away the bloodline essence that the Tang Wulin's Violent Golden Dragon Domain had bestowed upon her.
However, at the height of her despair, a white figure suddenly appeared in her field of view, following which she was swept up into a warm embrace. He held onto her with all his might, and his pounding heartbeat was clearly audible even to her. He whispered an apology to her as he wrapped his wings around her body to keep the frosty aura at bay, and in that moment, Xu Xiaoyan felt as if her heartstrings had been violently tugged on.
She wanted to struggle out of his arms as she didn't want him to withstand what was clearly a lethal attack for her.
However, his embrace was simply too strong, to the extent that she was unable to extricate herself from his arms. He had entered the Extreme Yin Domain, so he had also been completely immobilized. Thus, the two of them were trapped in a lethal world that could take their lives at any moment.
When Yue Zhengyu slumped over against her, she saw a smile on his face that was filled with warmth and relief. His apology was no longer a prideful one. Instead, it was completely genuine and heartfelt.
Tears streamed down Xu Xiaoyan's face uncontrollably as she asked in a trembled voice, "Senior, will, will he be okay? Why is that ability called Sacrifice?"
Luo Shaofeng raised an eyebrow as he explained, "Aren't you guys friends? Hasn't he told you about the sacrifice ability of the Holy Angel clan? Sacrifice is an important reason behind the Holy Angel clan's current status as one of the top families of the current world of Soul Masters. It's an innate ability that allows them to summon sacrificial flames at the expense of their life force energy, and those flames can ward off all negative effects, as well as enhance one's holy powers by threefold. For a member of the Holy Angel clan with a pure bloodline, this innate ability can enhance their overall combat prowess by more than twofold for a short time. Of course, just as the name suggests, Sacrifice cannot be unleashed without cost. Every time the ability is used, one's life force must be ignited, and 10 years' worth of life force will be burned away."
10 years' worth of life force? To put it in simpler terms, the ability required the sacrifice of 10 years of one's lifespan!
Yuanen Yehui had always been rather displeased with Yue Zhengyu for his treatment of Xu Xiaoyan, but she was forced to look at him through new eyes. This applied to everyone else as well, and Xu Xiaoyan was already sobbing uncontrollably.
Luo Shaofeng wore an expression of approval on his face as he said, "It's the greatest pride of the Holy Angel clan to be able to sacrifice themselves to protect others; this kid has certainly done his clan proud. Regardless of how proud Holy Angels are, they still abide firmly by their beliefs."
Tang Wulin felt as if there were a lump in his throat, and his eyes slowly glazed over. In the face of truly powerful beings, they were still pitifully weak. Were they really worthy of the title of Shrek’s Seven Monsters? If it hadn't been for Yue Zhengyu's Sacrifice, Xu Xiaoyan would most likely already be dead, and as the team captain, Tang Wulin would most definitely hold himself accountable.
Yuanen Yehui made her way toward Xu Xiaoyan before enveloping her in a gentle hug. Tang Wulin took a deep breath. "Xiaoyan, you stay here with Zhengyu; everyone else, let's keep helping the injured passengers."
At this moment, bright lights appeared in the distance as one mecha after another descended from the sky. These mechas were not all designed for battle; there were also ambulance mechas as well. As soon as they landed on the ground, these ambulance mechas transformed into makeshift emergency treatment platforms, and a large number of doctors and nurses rushed out to tend to the injured passengers.
As for the self-proclaimed backup Battle God and three-word battle armor master, Luo Shaofeng, he didn't participate in the rescue efforts. Instead, he hovered high up in the air, appraising the surrounding area in an alert manner in case more enemies were to appear.
Seeing as professional rescue personnel had arrived on the scene, Tang Wulin was made largely redundant, and he quickly made his way over to below Luo Shaofeng before looking up at him as he asked, "Senior, who is this Zun Fang that you were referring to earlier?"
Luo Shaofeng glanced at him, and said, "If I'm not mistaken, you're all from Shrek Academy's inner court, right?"
Tang Wulin faltered slightly before immediately nodding in response.Previous Chapter Next Chapter