Volume 16, Chapter 140.2: There Has To Be an End in a Life

Elder Xuan furrowed his brows and said in a somber tone, “The Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear’s Right Palm Bone contains too much domineering strength; Xiao Xiao can’t bear the current pressure its exerting. She’s experiencing soul bone backlash.”

“What can we do?” Huo Yuhao asked anxiously. He could see that Xiao Xiao’s arm had swollen up like a balloon, and that her shirt was just moments away from ripping.

Elder Xuan bitterly replied, “If this continues, I’m afraid that her arm will…”

“What?!” Wang Dong exclaimed. “Elder Xuan, is there nothing we can do? The soul bone can’t even be suppressed with your soul power?”

Elder Xuan shook his head and said, “No. If I try to forcefully suppress it, her arm will burst. She’ll only lose her arm faster if I do that. If I didn’t already have a right arm soul bone, I could try to guide the soul bone out, but since I do I can’t.”

Xiao Xiao looked extremely pale, and the pain from her right arm made her body spasm violently. Without Elder Xuan’s seal, the power of the Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear’s soul bone would’ve spread its backlash to her entire body, which would leave her life in danger.

“Elder Xuan, let me do it.” Huo Yuhao said decisively.

Even though he immediately made this decision, you could tell how resolved he was from his tone .

Aside from Xiao Xiao, he was the only one left in the group without a right arm soul bone. Meaning he was the only outlet this frightening power could be siphoned to. Not only that, but he couldn’t watch as Xiao Xiao was in danger of losing her right arm. 

 

“You?” Elder Xuan was slightly shocked and said, “Yuhao, your cultivation isn’t even at Rank 30 yet. If Xiao Xiao can’t bear it, I don’t think you can…” Moreover, the soul bone’s power had been fully unleashed now, and it was far more brutal than before.

Huo Yuhao laughed bitterly and replied,”Elder Xuan, believe in me. I hold at least 70% confidence in myself to do it. Elder Mu must have told you what has happened to me so far, and my body is extremely strong. While Xiao Xiao did get a chance to practice our Tang Sect’s Mysterious Jade Hands, she did so long after me. Her mastery of the Mysterious Jade Hands is inferior to my own. Furthermore, my second martial soul’s Ice Empress Pincer increases my palm strength even further. I should be able to bear it better than her.” 

Elder Xuan took in a deep breath, and his eyes sparkled as he looked at Huo Yuhao. “Kid, I won’t waste anymore time. If you get hurt because of this, I will help you recover, even if it costs me my life.”

Wang Dong didn’t try to talk Huo Yuhao out of it, but he tugged at his shirt from behind.

They were friends, even close to seeming like relatives, Huo Yuhao was undoubtedly the closest person to Wang Dong at Shrek Academy. He wasn’t willing to see Huo Yuhao take this risk.

Huo Yuhao didn’t seem to understand Wang Dong’s intention. As he stepped forward, he shook his left hand behind his back slightly and removed Wang Dong’s grip on his shirt, while his right hand also grabbed onto Xiao Xiao’s right hand firmly.

Huo Yuhao’s body jerked as their hands contacted. He didn’t feel a scorching heat at first, but instead a wave of hysterical will that instantly surged from Xiao Xiao’s right palm into his body. 

However, he wasn’t afraid to compete against the thousand year Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear in terms of spiritual power and will, even if it was still alive.

Elder Xuan said in a deep voice, “I’m about to start.”

“Okay.” Huo Yuhao’s reply was very short. He adjusted his breathing, and readied himself.

He was a little stunned that, while the Skydream Iceworm and Ice Empress were awake, they didn’t try to stop him. They didn’t even warn him, as if they were completely ignorant of current events.

An intense undulation of soul power circulated around his entire body rapidly, as the Mysterious Heaven Technique was focused on his right arm.

Elder Xuan unleashed his pure power to suppress the Darkgolden Terrorclaw’s tyrannical strength. Without Huo Yuhao being there, this power would be used to support Xiao Xiao’s arm and delay it reaching the limit of what it could bear. But instead it forced the Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear’s strength into Huo Yuhao’s right arm.

Once it entered Huo Yuhao’s right arm, he immediately understood the pain that Xiao Xiao was experiencing.

The burning power surged maniacally. Like a raging inferno had transformed into countless tiny blades furiously cutting at his palm. This tyrannical strength caused Huo Yuhao to tremble, but he quickly stabilized himself.

He couldn’t bother to think of the consequences earlier. He found it clear that even if he and Xiao Xiao couldn’t take it, Elder Xuan was still around. At most his right palm would be crippled, but Xiao Xiao would have her entire right arm crippled. He balanced the repercussions for the both of them. As her team leader and friend, he didn’t hesitate to help Xiao Xiao resolve this problem, when he was the only one that could.

He was also confident in himself. He was convinced that the power of the Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear soul bone couldn’t be compared to the Ice Jade Empress Scorpion’s soul bone, even after it was sealed. After experiencing such frightful pain once, what was a measly Darkgolden Terrorclaw soul bone to him? Besides, even if he really couldn’t take it, the Ice Empress would help him. This was why he was so confident.

It turned out that Huo Yuhao’s previous conjectures were absolutely right. His Mysterious Jade Hands’ proved far more effective than Xiao Xiao’s. When the strength of the Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear came into his right palm, his right arm emitted a faint glow, resembling a gem. This glow suppressed the Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear’s power in his palm, and kept it from spreading further.

Huo Yuhao also switched his martial soul to the Ice Jade Empress Scorpion. His soul bones also emitted a turquoise radiance. The radiance was so intense that it penetrated outwards from inside his body, and became visible on the outside from beneath his skin.

The aura assaulting him came from a Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear, which, while they are very powerful, they aren’t up to the standards of the Ice Jade Scorpions. Let alone the Ice Jade Empress Scorpion that Huo Yuhao possessed. Its aura would not lose out to a simple Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear’s. Huo Yuhao also activated his first soul skill, the Ice Empress’ Pincer, without any delay.

Xiao Xiao was completely unprepared for the aura’s assault, and she didn’t have any soul skills to strengthen her palms. Huo Yuhao on the other hand, had such a skill at his disposal. Upon activating the Ice Empress’ Pincer, Huo Yuhao could feel an immediate effect on the pressure facing him. So even though his palm was still feeling the full force of the pain, it was solely in his palm, and didn’t spread past his wrists. As the dark golden radiance shone, a diamond radiance that belonged to his Ice Empress’ Pincer appeared.

The diamond radiance was colorless and transparent. Under the Darkgolden Terrorclaw’s radiance, Huo Yuhao’s entire palm shone with intense light.

Elder Xuan was very sharp, and his eyes brightened. He thought to himself that there was hope!

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