Chapter 587: And a Second (First)

Like a drill made of ice, the icy tornado came touching down towards the ground with the might of a mountain as its weight to crush anything in its downwards path!

Bai Yunfei had been worrying the other attacks of the Soul King when this icy tornado was forming overhead. It was only when the icy tornado had locked onto him that he realized he was stuck in this predicament! With how fast it was traveling, Bai Yunfei had barely looked up when the tip of the icy tornado was about ten meters away from his head!

There...wasn’t time to dodge! And even defending would be insanely difficult!

“Roar!!!”

As he was about to be hit by this terrifying attack, Bai Yunfei heard a tremendous roar coming from his side. And at the same time, a soulforce not inferior to that of the ice-type Soul King flared to life before a white streak of light slammed into the icy tornado from the side!

It was the permafrost mastiff!

“Boom!!” 

There was another explosion as hailstones as large as his fist began to fall from the icy tornado as if it was hailing as the tornado began to fall apart!

Bai Yunfei sighed in relief. Activating the Flash Step to travel away two hundred meters to the side to dodge the remaining pieces of ice, Bai Yunfei watched as the remaining pieces of the tornado crashed into the earth and reduced the place to rubble.

The ice-type Soul King looked even more stern at his failed attack. But before he could launch another attack, the cries of several more Soul Exalts dying to Xiao Qi and the blue-eyes wyrm was heard!

The task force meant to attack and kill Bai Yunfei had been reduced to such a miserable state in the span of a few minutes. The ice-type Soul King couldn’t help but feel worried. Surely, the lord-mayor of the city would’ve noticed this already, and even though there was the illusionary matrix up in place, it would still be hard to explain this situation….

As he was about to launch into another full-fledged attack on Bai Yunfei, a white streak of light came flying at him, causing him to move to the side in a hurry. At the same time, a claw came flying at where his head had been.

He couldn’t dedicate all his energy to trying to kill Bai Yunfei now, the permafrost mastiff was there to bother him!!

He was only an early-stage Soul King, which meant he was on equal strength with the permafrost mastiff. But if they fought, it would be a difficult battle where he wouldn’t be able to determine if he’d win or not. 

Elemental energy was flung around the area, further destroying the buildings and environment as Bai Yunfei had the permafrost mastiff battle in a way that brought the Soul King away while he slowly made his way towards the end of the illusionary matrix in the direction where Fang Tianmeng was.

Of the eighteen Soul Exalts that attacked Bai Yunfei earlier, nine of them had already died. Xiao Qi and the blue-eyes wyrm were far more than enough to deal with the remaining nine even without the permafrost mastiff, and within two to three minutes, the remaining survivors were completely suppressed by Bai Yunfei’s side.

Though the situation had started off on the wrong foot and had progressed in ways Bai Yunfei didn’t like with the Soul King actually appearing, Bai Yunfei was starting to fall back into the rhythm. In fact, he was even starting to hold the upper hand now!

Now that the situation was more or less controlled, Bai Yunfei shot towards the direction of the Fang Tianmeng again. As long as he could save her, Bai Yunfei would be able to fight or run with some peace of mind! But only once he had her in safety!

But not even another hundred meters closer to Fang Tianmeng’s location, Bai Yunfei felt a bone-chilling air descend on him as if death was about to strike again. Without hesitation, he flung himself to the left and bent his waist at a right angle to evade.

“Crack!!”

Just as he kicked off into a perpendicular direction, three bolts of lightning as thick as his arm shot at the direction he had been traveling from before striking the ground, leaving behind three smoking craters….

Drenched with sweat, Bai Yunfei’s heart was pounding with fear—if he was late by even just one second, that crater would’ve been him….

Before he could even fully think about how close to death he was, Bai Yunfei was once again struck with an invisible attack, forcing him to stagger backwards two steps!

“A soul attack!”

Bai Yunfei realized. The Soul Sentinel Scarf was already working into overtime as it raced to bring his person back to a normal state. No sooner did he realize that he was under attack when a violet blade drop down from the corner of his eyes to cut at his head!

Just barely after Bai Yunfei had dodged the lightning bolts, the space nearby him started to warp in on itself. Like ripples of water, the space pulsated outwards to reveal a black-robed man stepping out from it. Eyes radiating with murderous intent, the figure held a violet warblade in his hand!

“Clank!!”

The sound of metal hitting metal was heard—much to the black-robed person’s shock—as the warblade he used was stopped by Bai Yunfei’s Fire-tipped Spear, stopping the strike that should’ve killed Bai Yunfei!

“Hss….boom!!”

Even though he was able to save himself from death, Bai Yunfei hadn’t been able to cast off the downwards swing. The resulting force of the swing had transmitted into Bai Yunfei, slamming him down into the ground below, creating a crater about ten meters deep where he landed.

A second later, a figure leapt out from the dust, revealing a rather ragged Bai Yunfei back in the skies to stare at the black-robed man in pain and shock.

A second Soul King had appeared!

And this one was a mid-stage Soul King!

Furthermore….Bai Yunfei could feel that at the same time this Soul King appeared, several more figures had made their way through the illusionary matrix to join the fray!

Nine….nine peak late-stage Soul Exalts!

The nine of them were separated into three groups, each group there to deal with Xiao Qi, the blue-eyes wyrm, and even the permafrost mastiff!

The advantage Bai Yunfei had only started to enjoy had immediately been wiped out!

Just….how many people did the house of Cao have?!

He couldn’t even worry for Xiao Qi or the others since the lighting-type Soul King was already flying at him!!

Moving in an instant, the second Soul King lifted his left hand swiped at the air in front of him before disappearing in a flash of light. In the next second, he was in front of Bai Yunfei to swing the giant glowing warblade in his right hand down again!

Another soul attack!

Originally planning on defending against the warblade with all he had, Bai Yunfei immediately felt the Yun’s Soul Ring on his left hand flash with light before a strange energy enveloped his body. The faint shaking sensation he had only just started to feel in his soul had immediately vanished right afterwards!

The +12 additional effect had activated!!

10% Chance of avoiding a spirit-based attack.
Cooldown of 1 hour.

In the moment the ring activated, Bai Yunfei’s eyes flashed. There was a chance!

If he had been hit by that soul attack, then the warblade would most likely deal a great deal of damage to him even if he blocked it. But since the soul attack didn’t affect him at all...

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