Chapter 669: "Devouring" Chains!

The speed in which the chains were coming at Bai Yunfei was beyond fast. Before Bai Yunfei could finish even the third hand seal, the tip of the chain was already right in front of him!

Blanching, Bai Yunfei gave up activating the Dual Dragon Burst to have the Cataclysmic Seal come forward to block the chain. It hummed slightly before the barrier activated and protected Bai Yunfei from within.

“Clang!!”

The barrier trembled as the tip of the chain stabbed onto its surface. Vibrating and humming with a metallic echo, the barrier then….

“Crack!!”

Then Bai Yunfei watched with a furiously beating heart as the barrier protecting him was penetrated by the chain!!

The fragments of the barrier was dropping around Bai Yunfei as the chain continued onwards, albeit slightly slower than before. Winding around like a lively snake, the chain seemed to make one final push to try and stab Bai Yunfei through the throat!

Fortunately for Bai Yunfei and unfortunately for Wu Shang, the barrier Bai Yunfei had around him gave enough time for Bai Yunfei to make the next move. Flinging his arm up, Bai Yunfei had his bracer deflect the chain tip.

“Boom!!”

There was another clang and a flurry of sparks as the tip of the chain struck against the Flameblade Bracer and bounced off.

This bone-chilling attack had been very easily dissolved, allowing Bai Yunfei to sigh in relief. Kicking back, Bai Yunfei moved away to safety.

But this time, danger was quickly approaching him again!

“Whoosh!”

Just as Bai Yunfei was thinking he was safe from the chains, he heard the chains start to shake and clank again before it suddenly came back at him again to coil around his right arm!

“Crap!!!” Bai Yunfei cursed to himself. He hadn’t thought that the chain would be able to do anything after he deflected it, but it was still capable of pulling off an attack like this!

The ability to control the chains to move so fluidly like this was capable only because of the large amount of soulforce being fed into the chain. When the barrier broke and Bai Yunfei deflected the chain with his Flameblade Bracer, Bai Yunfei assumed that this would’ve been enough to exhaust the soulforce running through the chain. If Wu Shang wanted to keep using the chain as a weapon, he’d have to pull the chain back and refill it with soulforce before he tossed it out again. He’d at the very least have to fill the tip with soulforce so that he could control that part of the chain. 

But the situation unfolding in front of Bai Yunfei wasn’t going as he thought it was….this meant that the soulforce Wu Shang put into his chain was far more than Bai Yunfei initially thought!

Or perhaps there was another way to offload some soulforce into the chain!

    ……

Bai Yunfei was surprised. He had been planning on attacking Wu Shang again before the chain came at him again. As fast as he was, the chains were faster than he was, so in no time at all Bai Yunfei’s entire right arm was looped four or five times around with the chain!

There was a whooshing sound as the chains tightened around his arm, squeezing it with a considerable amount of force and turning the cloth of his robes around his arm to cindered ash!

It wrapped only around his forearm where his Flameblade Bracer, so it didn’t hurt Bai Yunfei too much when the chains constricted around his arm. It was only that the fact that Bai Yunfei stumbled forward a bit when it constricted. Managing to stabilize himself, Bai Yunfei pulled his right arm back and bent his arm so that he could resist the force acting on him through the chain.

He could only hold onto this equilibrium for a moment before the next change suddenly took place!

The chains that used to be as crimson as flames almost immediately extinguished its lights, plunging the chains from red to jet-black. And at the same time, the chains went from feeling extremely hot to be extremely cold!

In a single moment, the change in the chains started to take on a new effect and shined with a jet-black light!

Feeling the change taking place, Bai Yunfei’s eyes widened in shock. Rather than being shocked about the external changes taking place, he was….

The moment when the chains turned dark black, a sinisterly dark light starting to shine from the center of the chain into his arm. And then….the soulforce in his body began to drain out!

The chains around his arm was draining his soulforce!

An equally sinister aura was starting to emanate from the sea of flames. The flames quickly drew apart and retreated from the center before elemental fire reignited in the area to illuminate the figure of Wu Shang.

Wu Shang didn’t look at all injured when the elemental fire died back down. When he raised his right hand, the other end of the chain was held in it. His expression couldn’t be seen too clearly, but a foggy aura clung around to his body.

Before, it was elemental fire that Wu Shang was releasing from his body. But right now, it was dark and foreboding….this was elemental darkness!!

The moment Bai Yunfei felt his soulforce leave his body, Bai Yunfei’s heart forze for a moment.

“This sensation….the Soul Refining School?!”

The very first thing he thought of when he felt his soulforce being drained was the Soul Refining School. Was this person someone from the Soul Refining School?!

Something was different this time though. The previous few soul cultivators he fought before drained his soulforce only when they had physical contact with him. In this case, Bai Yunfei was in fact losing his soulforce, but it was seemingly because of the chain...

Thinking about it for a moment or two, Bai Yunfei’s eyes latched onto the jet-black chain and grabbed onto it with his right hand so he could check the stats.

Equipment Grade: Low Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Fire, Darkness
Attack: 2800
Equipment Effect: Drain up to 10 soulpoints per second of any constricted target (One at the most). (Amount is determinant on the difference in strength between user and target).
Amount of soulforce drained cannot exceed total soulforce reserve.
Upgrade Requirement: 180 Soulpoints

Bai Yunfei couldn’t help but let out a gasp when he saw the stats of the chains fly through his head. “An equipment that can drain soulforce!”

There was actually an equipment that could absorb and drain someone’s soulforce!

This meant….the reason his soulforce was being drained was due to the equipment effect of the chain and not because of some secret art from the Soul Refining School? Did this mean this person wasn’t from the Soul Refining School then?

Debating with himself for a moment, Bai Yunfei quickly came to a decision, “No!! This type of draining is...far too much for only 10 soulpoints to be drained!”

The quantification of soulforce was something Bai Yunfei could easily say he was an expert of. He could tell just how much soulforce was leaving his body, and 10 soulpoints was far too little a sum for how much was leaving his body now! If he had to guess, at least 20 points of soulforce was being drained away!

This was a result two times bigger than what the equipment effect pointed out!

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