Volume 22, Chapter 200.1: Perfect Complement, Snowy Dance of Ultimate Ice

Huo Yuhao felt a chill run down his spine. He beamed as he said, “Uncle Tai, surely you won’t bully me, right?”

Tai Tan said righteously, “Will anyone care about seniority on the battlefield? When you hunt for soul beasts, do the ten thousand year soul beasts show mercy on you just because you’re young? To be the best among the best, you must be able to face any form of difficulty. Let’s go.”

A deep blue light flashed past, and someone became an ice sculpture again… The Snow Lady was delighted as she flew above Huo Yuhao’s head. As she messed with his hair, she grinned at Tai Tan’s ice sculpture.

Huo Yuhao tried to control his laughter before turning around and fleeing.

As the broken ice hit the ground, Tai Tan couldn’t help but shout out, “Little wretch, watch out!”

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Clear Sky Peak. Peak of the mountain.

It couldn’t be felt in Clear Sky Castle, but the moist, chilly wind was immediately obvious once someone stepped outside. Clear Sky Castle was constructed from some unknown material that warded away the chill and the damp, both of which were evident and uncomfortable after leaving the comfort of those walls.

Of course, this was nothing for Huo Yuhao, who had his Ultimate Ice. He was in fact used to fighting in such a cold environment.

The Snow Lady didn’t seem to feel cold after leaving the castle, either. The orange-gold light from her body shone even more brightly in the chilling wind. The gentle light accentuated her small figure. Everyone’s attention was drawn to her at this moment.

Niu Tian said, “Yuhao, attack me. Do your best. I’ll try to retaliate accordingly.”

“No! Elder brother, let me do it!” Tai Tan wasn’t going to stand on ceremony. After being frozen by the Snow Lady several times, he was furious.

Niu Tian glanced at him and said, “You can do it too, but there’s a condition. You can’t use your martial soul. You can only use your own strength.”

“Okay.” Tai Tan agreed without any hesitation. With his cultivation, he was still very strong even if he didn’t use his martial soul. Most Soul Sages and Soul Douluo wouldn’t have a fighting chance against him, even without his martial soul.

Niu Tian turned to Huo Yuhao and said, “I heard Wang Dong say that you’re also a soul engineer. You can unleash everything against Tai Tan. Don’t worry about hurting him. You can only develop her potential by giving your all. Tai Tan won’t hurt you for real, either. I’ll be watching him from the side.”

“Alright. Thanks, Uncle Niu.” Huo Yuhao wasn’t very worried. If the two of them wanted to harm him, they didn’t have to do this. They could just attack him.

Tai Tan stretched out, and his attention moved from Huo Yuhao to the Snow Lady. He extended his right index finger and hooked it at her in a provocative gesture.

She wasn’t provoked. She only stuck her tongue out at him and made a clown face.

This was Huo Yuhao’s first time fighting with the Snow Lady. He wasn’t tense, but excited. He took in a deep breath, and his aura suddenly changed.

A layer of dim golden light was released, engulfing his entire body. His spiritual energy was greatly enhanced.

Niu Tian looked and nodded his head. The combination of Huo Yuhao’s spiritual and soul power was known to him as fighting will. Without a doubt, Huo Yuhao’s fighting will was way beyond that of most people. He didn’t appear afraid at all, even though he was up against Tai Tan. On the contrary, his fighting will grew even stronger. He was worth complimenting just based on this point.

“Come on, kid,” Tai Tan gestured at Yuhao. His arms were at his sides, and his dark-yellow eyes held a strong fighting intent. At this moment, Huo Yuhao felt as if he had returned to the moment he first saw Tai Tan when he entered the Clear Sky Castle. Even though Tai Tan didn’t unleash his martial soul, the spiritual suppression that he unleashed was bearing down on Huo Yuhao.

Huo Yuhao released golden light, along with his Spirit Eyes. In front of Niu Tian and Tai Tan, there was nothing for him to hide. One white and three black soul rings surfaced on his body.

What drew the two elders’ attention wasn’t the three black soul rings, but the white one. With their abilities, they could tell that it wasn’t just a ten-year soul ring. However, they couldn’t tell what level it actually was.

The orange-gold Snow Empress’ Spirit was enough to astonish them. However, neither of them had thought that Huo Yuhao had another strange soul ring on him!

Tan Tian’s aura relaxed a little in his surprise. Huo Yuhao exploited this opportunity to burst out like a bolt of lightning. He used all his strength right from the start.

As he recalled what Wang Dong had said, he didn’t use soul tools, using his own capabilities as a soul master to fight. He was like a vigorous panther as he leapt forward. The golden light from his body became more and more intense as he advanced. He drew back his right fist forcefully, like a sun shining brighter and brighter.

At this moment, he managed to overcome Tai Tan’s spiritual suppression and burst towards him like a golden meteor.

“Nice move!” Tai Tan shouted.

Huo Yuhao’s fist was simple and direct, but it was filled with his understanding of spiritual power and the Sovereign’s Descent. This was also his first time unleashing a strike with all his might after his body had undergone its metamorphosis, a peak display of his fighting strength.

BOOM…! This shocking fist stopped at Tai Tan’s right hand, the scarlet-gold blow struck the blocking first hard.

His target was his chest, but Tai Tan’s right hand was waiting for him there.

The golden light surged. The instantaneous explosive force was even converted into a golden halo that spread out around him. The surrounding air started to distort wildly.

However, the golden halo didn’t sweep past Tai Tan’s body. All the explosive force was dissipated before it reached him.

Huo Yuhao felt as if he had collided against a mountain that couldn’t be crossed. his attack dissipating even as he struck it.

Tai Tan smirked, “Good fist, interesting! Come again!” As he spoke, he moved his right arm, and Huo Yuhao was flung away. However, he wasn’t hurt.

Huo Yuhao spun his body in the air and broke his fall as he landed on the ground. The golden light around his body weakened as he looked at Tai Tan. However, the light from his eyes became stronger and stronger.

His third eye slowly opened. A strange, golden streak of light shot out and hit Tai Tan directly.

Tai Tan shook slightly, and revealed an appalled look in his eyes. A golden skull now floated above his head.

The evolved Destiny Soul Gaze.

Huo Yuhao hadn’t used this Destiny Soul Gaze during his time in the Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy under Elder Mu’s direct instructions. However, he wasn’t too wary against Wang Dong’s elder, and finally used this special ability again.

Niu Tian was shocked when he saw this. He looked at Tai Tan, and they could both sense what this streak of light was.

After the Destiny Soul Gaze, a streak of white light shot out from the Eye of Destiny. Mass Enfeeblement - Single Target Version!

The rise in his spiritual power increased Huo Yuhao’s control of his soul skills along with it. This was his first time converting a mass control-type skill into a single-target control-type soul skill. He didn’t expect it to succeed. However, he sensed that he needed to open his Eye of Destiny before he could complete this skill, given his current spiritual power and his control over it. He couldn’t do it just based on his Spirit Eyes.

In addition to the golden skull above his head, there was now another layer of blurry white light around Tai Tan’s body. Even his strong suppression had become weaker, and his aura fell.

However, he wasn’t bothered, and smirked at Huo Yuhao before hooking his finger at him.

Huo Yuhao moved and switched his martial soul. One red and four orange soul rings suddenly rose up around him. His entire aura changed. The chilly wind at the peak of the mountain suddenly became harsher. The wind wasn’t blowing stronger, but its temperature had dipped even further.

Tai Tan shut his eyes before shouting, “Open!”

He didn’t really do anything, but the white light around his body scattered.

This was the gap between their abilities. Even though he hadn’t unleashed his martial soul, his soul and spiritual power were still beyond the control of Huo Yuhao’s control-type soul skill. Huo Yuhao’s Mass Enfeeblement was strong, but it didn’t have much of an effect due to the gap in their cultivations.

However, the Destiny Soul Gaze revealed its strength at this point. While Enfeeblement was overcome, the golden skull still continued to hover above Tai Tan.

Huo Yuhao burst towards Tai Tan again. His eyes were now covered by a layer of azure-green light.

Diamond ice crystals engulfed his entire body – it was the Ice Empress’ Armor. His Ice Empress’ Pincer had also been unleashed. An extreme chill was released from his body.

Since he couldn’t threaten his opponent using pure fighting techniques, he needed to change his fighting methods.

As he used the Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track, his figure suddenly turned illusory. Tai Tan and Niu Tian revealed smiles on their faces when they saw the Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track. It was like they had seen something they were very familiar with.

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