Chapter 1287: Nether's Death

“Bzz…”

Space warped around Nether and the elder even while Bai Yunfei was speaking. Iridescent light appeared from the cracks in space to cover the ground, cave walls, roof, and everything else as if to transport them all into a different dimension!

“The Interdimensional Phantasm!!”

The elder was the first of the two to realize what was going on. He was still having trouble understanding how a person had not only hid well enough to avoid detection, but also to strike a good blow and have also the Interdimensional Phantasm entrap them.

“It’s…you’re my son’s killer!”

Nether sprung to his feet and roared with fury. If Bai Yunfei was here, then he had to be connected to the death of his son somehow! Guilt by association!

Bai Yunfei quirked an eyebrow. “I didn’t kill your son,” He refuted, “but whatever, talk is cheap. Accept your death!”

He charged forward, the Fire-tipped Spear already being thrusted forward at Nether!

“Headmaster!!”

Despite the wound in his chest, the elder rose to his feet to fight. Snarling, he lashed his hand out to send a beam of dark-green light toward Bai Yunfei’s throat.

An axe was visible within the beam of light. Spinning with an especially sharp edge, the axe had definitely the power of a high-heaven tier soul armament.

He had to save the headmaster by killing Bai Yunfei as quickly as possible. He needed to have Bai Yunfei dodge the axe so he could reconvene with Nether. Perhaps the two would be able to kill Bai Yunfei if they fought together.

He was later delighted to see that Bai Yunfei falter slightly upon the ‘threat’ of his soul armament and withdrew his spear.

It was true that Bai Yunfei gave up attacking Nether, but not for the same reasons as the elder thought. Rather than blocking the axe with his spear, Bai Yunfei waved his left hand to bring out something else from his ring!

“Clang!!”

The axe came to an immediate stop just under three steps away from Bai Yunfei. Upon it stopping, the elder blanched—he couldn’t recall his axe!

“Bzz…”

A small red seal-like soul armament had stopped his axe somehow without being blown backward. The two soul armaments were frozen in midair and were emitting an eerie red light. The red light condensed into a series of red strings that in turn became a net to grab hold of the axe and hold it still!

“What’s going on?!”

He cried out loud. He was confused what was happening, but the oddities were still going on. The red seal began to release a magnetic aura that his axe was unable to resist!

“Whoosh!”

The impossible happened in a split-second. Under his own eyes, the elder watched as his soul armament…melt into the seal!

The +14 Additional Effect of the Cataclysmic Seal had activated!

“Bzzz…”

The Cataclysmic Seal began to hum when it absorbed the axe, as if pleased. The light around it receded before the Cataclysmic Seal returned to Bai Yunfei’s side.

“Pft!!”

A mouthful of blood escaped from the elder the moment after. It felt as though an invisible sledgehammer had slammed into his chest to injure him again!

“What…what was that!?”

Face ashen with horror, the elder tried his best to figure out what had happened to him, but he couldn’t come up with an answer.

“Success!”

Bai Yunfei was overjoyed at his success. He tried it once before in his battle with Shangguan Xiongyan, but unfortunately his target had been the Regalia, the Triumphant Flame. It came without a surprise that his attempt failed then, but it wouldn’t be the same in this case. Absorbing this elder’s soul armament would definitely give him a sharper edge in this fight.

Since the axe was elder’s soulbound armament, the absorption of it into the Cataclysmic Seal meant damage would be done to his soul, which by extension meant he’d be weaker. The elder probably didn’t even have half his fighting strength left anymore.

An injured Late-stage Soul Emperor and an injured Mid-stage Soul Emperor. Neither stood a chance again Bai Yunfei now.

Right as Bai Yunfei was about to renew his attack, the space beside him warped inward to reveal Xiao Qi.

“Let me deal with one, Yunfei!!”

Choosing to come out from the Core World, Xiao Qi was ready to fight. His eyes peered brightly at the white-haired elder with excitement.

“Oh?” Bai Yunfei laughed, “Fine then. I’ll let you deal with him, let’s get this over with.”

“Your arrogance is far too much!!” Roared the elder, furious at the blatant disrespect he was receiving from the two. Was he some kind of livestock to be butchered?! 

“You’re noisy! Time for you to be sent to the afterlife!!”

Xiao Qi chirped before bursting forward in an explosion of soulforce and energy!

“Die!!”

Snarling as he made a few handseals, the elder summoned multiple blades of dark-gray wind and scattered them throughout the cave to slice up Xiao Qi. 

“A wind-type attack? Hah!!”

Undeterred by the attack, Xiao Qi simply folded his wings to serve as a protective shield and continued on his path.

“Boom boom boom boom…”

One by one, the blades of wind struck Xiao Qi’s wings and burst into a series of golden sparks. An invisible layer of energy was seemingly coated on Xiao Qi’s wings that made him seem almost impervious almost.

Wind and Lightning Feather stats:

Equipment Grade: Mid Heaven

Elemental Affinity: Wind, Lightning

Upgrade Level: +12

Attack: 4100

Defense: 4300

Additional Attack: 4200

Additional Defense: 4500

Soul Compatibility: 40%

Equipment Effect 1: 15% increase in wind and lightning based attacks.

Equipment Effect 2: 60% increase in flight speed.

+10 Additional Effect: 100% Increase in equipment effect.

+12 Additional Effect: 100% Increase in defense when blocking wind or lightning-type attacks. 50% Increase in attack when using wind or lightning-type attacks.

Upgrade Requirement: 120 Soulpoints

The Wind and Lightning Feathers had been reforged by Bai Yunfei a while ago and were made even stronger than before. Its +12 additional effect was something that Xiao Qi had been hoping to make use of, and now this battle was giving him the perfect opportunity for it.

“Chirp!!”

Protected by the Wind and Lightning Feathers, Xiao Qi speared through the danger zone without a worry. He spread his wings out the moment he was safe and unleashed a furious storm of lightning bolts!

“Boom boom boom…”

Trying as hard as he might, the elder blocked off each lightning bolt with his hands, but he found himself still being forced backward.

With Xiao Qi pressing him forward, the elder was forced farther and farther away from Nether. He was already a hundred steps away from Nether and closer to Bai Yunfei when a crimson spear came at his face.

“Ahhh!!!”

Like a bolt of lightning, Nether flew at Bai Yunfei to send a beam of black light from his left hand.

“Bang!!”

Shifting the trajectory of the spear slightly, Bai Yunfei had it strike the beam of light and scatter it apart.

“Die!!”

It infuriated Nether to see Bai Yunfei effortlessly deflect his own attack. Jet-black light exploded from Nether in renewed amounts before he sent them flying toward Bai Yunfei in the form of a single giant beam.

Bai Yunfei hadn’t the Cataclysmic Seal to make a barrier, so he had to make do with creating another two doppelgangers to weather the brunt of the beam.

He was starting to grow dull with this dance he had with Nether. Charging at him again, Bai Yunfei uttered a single word when he drew close enough:

“Freeze!”

The roar from within Nether’s mouth died out at once. His body froze up, and his eyes registered shock as the crimson Fire-tipped Spear came closer to his throat.

“Pft!!”

It speared through Nether’s elemental defense as if it wasn’t even there. Like an unstoppable object, the Fire-tipped Spear pierced into Nether’s throat and then…through it!

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