Volume 22, Chapter 199.1: Orange Soul Ring

However, the Snow Lady was still a being of the Douluo Continent. Although she was a new existence, she couldn’t completely transcend this world’s laws. That was why she had to fuse with a soul master and his abilities even though she was alive on her own.

If it were someone else, they would only have one soul ring spot to contain the Snow Lady. In that case, the Snow Lady would lose a portion of her strength. Simply speaking, it was just like how a soul master absorbed a soul ring from a soul beast. The soul master couldn’t possibly obtain all the soul skills it had, and would only absorb one that was suitable for himself. But the Snow Lady was a living body, and thus naturally hoped to retain all her powers. However, she couldn’t do this alone, and needed Huo Yuhao to help her fulfil this wish. That was why she needed to take up many spots.

The conditions she formed under were too unique, he couldn’t possibly replicate her. Even if Huo Yuhao could use the Contract Magic left behind by Electrolux, it still wouldn’t come close to making another Spirit like the Snow Empress. Besides, soul masters wouldn’t have the necessary spiritual power to accept as many Spirits as they want, or soul rings, for that matter. It was already unbelievable for a soul beast’s power to be compressed several times over without combusting. And even then, there was still a need for a strong entity to sacrifice their divine sense. How could Huo Yuhao possibly replicate this? 

From one perspective, the Snow Empress’ strength would be restricted by Huo Yuhao’s abilities. From another viewpoint, she had managed to display her strength.

After a third and fourth orange-gold soul ring appeared, the four soul rings moved along with the Ice Empress’ blood-red soul ring. At last, Huo Yuhao had officially become a Soul King. He had even added four soul rings in one go. However, he felt very helpless, as he couldn’t control these four new soul rings. They could only be controlled by the Snow Lady.

The surging undulations of his soul and spiritual power started to calm down. The fusion process between the Snow Empress’ Spirit and Huo Yuhao was much simpler than expected. He didn’t even feel any impact; he only felt greater strength being imbued into his body.

In just this short period of time, he clearly sensed his body being influenced by the four new soul rings. Not only did his soul power increase a notch, but his bones, passageways and spiritual power were all enhanced.

The enhancement to a soul master after adding four soul rings was great. Huo Yuhao’s current soul power was comparable to a Soul Emperor.

Although he felt that he couldn’t control his four new soul rings, the strength that they each gave him was equivalent to a thirty thousand year soul ring. This was still in the midst of the fusion, which restricted the limits of his tolerance. The Snow Lady evidently still had a lot of strength left. She was pleased after taking up the four spots. The growth potential of these soul rings was immense. It was just that Huo Yuhao was slightly displeased that the Snow Lady forcefully snatched four spots and didn’t even offer him a single soul skill.

This little fellow is too domineering. What about my Ice Empress in the future!? I’ve lost four soul skills just like that—it’ll undoubtedly reduce my advantage of having twin martial souls.

However, he couldn’t bear to admonish her. He also believed the Ice Empress wouldn’t say anything if she were awake. No matter what form the Snow Empress took, it was still her strength!

One red and four orange soul rings surrounded Huo Yuhao’s body as they moved. The Ice Jade Empress Scorpion’s wild and barren aura disappeared. It was replaced with an elegant and peaceful aura that no one would find unusual.

He didn’t feel that he had become much stronger, but the two sect masters could sense the difference in his body. With their cultivations, they felt a sense of danger from him, a sense of danger they hadn’t felt before.

“Ke ke ke!” As a crisp and clear laugh sounded, a small and swift orange-gold figure crawled out of Huo Yuhao’s Eye of Destiny. It was the Snow Lady.

The two sect masters were surprised when they saw her appearing again. Tai Tan said, “Kid, didn’t she turn into your soul rings?”

Huo Yuhao answered this question on behalf of the Snow Lady. He laughed bitterly, “She didn’t turn into soul rings, but marked her territory in my body. The soul rings were just places for her to contain and consolidate her strength. She could use these four soul rings to restore her energy that was depleted. Technically, they aren’t really soul rings, and have nothing to do with me.”

“Yi yi ya ya.” The Snow Lady seemed to sense the annoyance in his voice and shook her head at him unhappily. The orange-gold light from her body became stronger and stronger. Huo Yuhao immediately sensed her intentions.

Following this, the first of his four new soul rings lit up. The Snow Lady lifted her hand and pointed and Tai Tan. Suddenly, a deep blue light shot out from her finger. This deep blue light started to disperse as it shot out, engulfing Tai Tan completely.

Tai Tan turned into an ice sculpture again. He couldn’t resist it this time either.

“Ke ke ke.” She chuckled and starting clapping.

This time Tai Tan was struggling even more, but his movements were much slower.

“It’s freezing me to death. Little fellow, are you using me as an experiment? This is too absurd. Be careful, or I’m going to smack your butt.” Tai Tan shivered as he tried to break out of the ice.

“I understand now!” Huo Yuhao suddenly shouted, giving the two sect masters a scare.

“Rascal, what are you shouting for? Just because I can’t bear to whack her doesn’t mean I can’t bear to whack you.” Tai Tan glared at Huo Yuhao furiously.

Huo Yuhao didn’t even seem to hear his threat, and said agitatedly, “I understand the secret behind Spirit. Although the Snow Lady has taken up four soul rings, they also represents four of her abilities. The secret lies in the storage of her strength within these soul rings, and that she can use them to restore her strength. All these have nothing to do with me.”

“Why are you so happy if they have nothing to do with you?” Tai Tan asked doubtfully.

Huo Yuhao replied, “It means that the depletion of my soul and spiritual power will be very small when she unleashes her abilities. Furthermore, I don’t have to control them either! During this period of time, I can use other skills to complement her powers. We can even coordinate through our spiritual senses.”

The two sect masters were very powerful, and they immediately understood what he meant.

Niu Tian said, “In that case, there’s now two of you with her around?”

Huo Yuhao shook his head and said, “It’s not that exaggerated. However, I believe that she can increase my fighting strength by thirty percent if she’s there to assist me or aid me in my offense. However, we need to become more familiar with each other before she’ll be able to help me effectively.”

Niu Tian was also surprised and said, “It’s not that simple. Since she’s connected to you and has her own thoughts, she can even leave your body to unleash her abilities.”

“This Spirit is much superior to soul rings. Just like we thought, she might be able to change the relationship between soul beasts and soul masters, as well as change the cultivation of all soul masters on the continent! What you have to do next is familiarize yourself with her and discover her special characteristics. You’ll definitely also need to practice how to coordinate with her.”

“Alright.” Huo Yuhao nodded emphatically, he was filled with excitement. When a new form of life or energy was discovered, there were too many things to explore.

As he looked at the Snow Lady on his shoulder, he felt his heart soften. He sighed to himself. Who would have expected the leader of the Three Heavenly Kings in the Extreme North to end up like this?

The five soul rings—one red and four orange—surrounded Huo Yuhao’s body. He was filled with confidence due to the unprecedented strength he had obtained.

“Snow Lady, can you return?” He said to the Snow Lady.

She nodded, and her face rippled with a tender glow. She turned into a streak of orange-gold light that disappeared into his Eye of Destiny.

She was different from the Ice Empress and Skydream Iceworm. When she entered his body, it was like coming home. She moved freely in his second mental sea and spiritual sea. She could go anywhere she wanted. He could sense where she was, but he couldn’t control her. However, he could contact her if he wanted to. They were telepathically connected in a relationship like a father and daughter.

“Hey, don’t let her return! Call her out for me to see. She’s too cute. I’m tempted to remove a few soul rings to make one just like her.” Tai Tan looked indignantly at Huo Yuhao as he twisted his hands.

Niu Tian glared at his brother, “You want to be an ice sculpture forever? Continue with your bullshit then. Let’s go, Yuhao needs to rest. You’ll see her again when he manages to coordinate with her.”

As he spoke, he forcefully dragged his brother away.

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