Chapter 673: Replicating Flames

Whether it was how the dragons roared or how they moved, these two dragons looked….exactly like the Dual Dragon Burst!!

Exactly like the two Bai Yunfei had just thrown at Wu Shang!

When it seemed as though everything was coming to a finish, the flames around Wu Shang turned back into two giant dragons to fly back towards Bai Yunfei!

“What….what in the—!!”

Bai Yunfei was planning to use the Dual Dragon Burst as the opening move to give Xiao Qi the opportunity to attack again with the Spatial Edge. Then, he figured he could use the +13 additional effect of the Fire-tipped Spear to attack as well. But before he could even do any of that, the situation took out an extremely unpredictable turn of events.

He was actually being attacked by the Dual Dragon Burst?!

Could Wu Shang use the Dual Dragon Burst as well?!

But….how was that even possible? The Dual Dragon Burst wasn’t any ordinary trump card. It was the ultimate trump card that not even a fire-type Soul King would be able to learn. This was something someone from the Crafting School created and had subsequently refined for a thousand years before the move found its second user in Bai Yunfei. Bai Yunfei simply couldn’t believe that this was possible!!

Trying to snap himself out of his stupor, Bai Yunfei stared briefly at the dragons coming at him. There was something to it that caught his eye. “Ah! It’s not a real Dual Dragon Burst!”

Using elemental fire to construct two giant dragons made of fire was a feat possible for those talented in the path of elemental fire, but the power behind the dragons would be less than that of the Dual Dragon Burst. The Dual Dragon Burst required a special way of melding soulforce and elemental fire together with a special frequency in order to achieve an astronomically high amount of power.

Within the Dual Dragon Burst was an aspect that no other technique would be able replicate…..and that aspect was the way the two dragons of elemental fire spiralled and interacted with each other! This was the quintessence of the technique!

The two flaming dragons coming at him might’ve looked like the Dual Dragon Burst in terms of appearance, but something was different if one took a closer look. There was a difference in the frequency of the elemental fire!

Which meant that in essence, the very nature of these two flaming dragons were incomparably different to the actual Dual Dragon Burst.

But still…..that didn’t mean the power behind this imitation was negligible either!

In the end, this was still an attack that a mid-stage Soul King pulled out with all his might! If Bai Yunfei was hit with that, he’d be seriously hurt!

    ……

Slightly reassured now that he knew it wasn’t the actual Dual Dragon Burst coming at him, Bai Yunfei still felt the hair-raising pressure coming at him and rushed back without a second thought. The Cataclysmic Seal came flying up in front of him to defend against the attack.

“Hmph!!”

A sneer came ringing out at that moment—reaching Bai Yunfei even faster than the two flaming dragons did, a powerful attack slammed into Bai Yunfei’s mind and attacked at his soul!!

A soul attack!

Bai Yunfei’s face went deathly white. Coming to a stop due to the immense amount of pain, Bai managed to fight off the pain just enough to bring his right arm back. The Cataclysmic Seal, which had paused briefly when Bai Yunfei was struck by the soul attack, glowed orange in light before enveloping him in a sphere of energy.

And in the next second, the two dragons landed onto it!

“Boom!!!”

Like when Bai Yunfei’s Dual Dragon Burst hit Wu Shang, there was another loud explosion and surge of elemental fire into the surrounding area. Only this time, it was Bai Yunfei that was in the middle of this chaotic outflux of elemental fire.

    ……

Standing several hundred meters away at the edge of the sea of flames, Wu Shang stood slightly stooped at the waist. His face was pale, his breathing labored, and his eyes were looking a little unsettled.

“How dangerous—I would’ve been heavily hurt if I didn’t respond fast enough. This is preposterous. He is only a mere Soul Exalt, but he can unleash a powerful soul skill like that. I’ve never heard of the Crafting School having an art like that. Wouldn’t even the greatest arts of the Fire School lose out to something like this?”

He was surprised to feel that half of his soulforce was more or less gone. He had been pushed to an astonishing degree in such a few rounds. And to make things worse, he lost the majority of his soulforce in an instant. If he hadn’t though, Bai Yunfei’s attack would’ve most likely dealt a near-fatal blow on him…..

His hands had been going through a series of complicated hand seals as the Dual Dragon Burst came for him. At the same time, his body was exporting a great amount of elemental fire. On the eve of the Dual Dragon Burst hitting him, he materialized a tsunami of fire to swallow up the dragons. He wasn’t trying to forcibly scatter the Dual Dragon Burst; he was trying to assimilate it into his own attack and control it!

This was a mid-heaven tier soul skill: Replicating Flames!!

It was a soul skill he had taken off the body of an unbelievably strong person who had died in their training. It became the strongest skill in his arsenal as soon as he learned it, and even now, it wasn’t perfect and was being closely researched and trained in still.

As its name implied, what it could do was….replicate the soul skills of another person!

‘An eye for an eye’, and a ‘tooth for a tooth’. That was what this soul skill symbolized. By itself, the soul skill wasn’t anything special. But when it came into contact with another soul skill, then…..not only did it stop the soul skill, it’d fire back at the offender with a near-identical version of it!!

Of course, the soul skill couldn’t replicate soul skills of a higher level than itself and could only replicate fire-type soul skills.

“He really is Bai Yunfei. His strength is even more preposterous as people say it is. This is a terrifying talent with a bottomless amount of potential. No wonder the young headmaster wants to eliminate him sooner than later….”

There was a look of delight in Wu Shang’s eyes when he saw how troubled Bai Yunfei was in the maelstrom of fire. Urging his soulforce into action, he prepared to rush Bai Yunfei to re-engage him in battle.

“Chirp!!”

Suddenly, the furious cry of Xiao Qi came down onto him along with a soul attack.

“Pah! You reckless brat!!” Wu Shang snarled before retaliating with his own soul attack. He blocked Xiao Qi’s attack and swung his right hand. There was a clanking sound as the remaining segment of his chains came out to strike down Xiao Qi!!

Having been prepared to use the Spatial Edge, Xiao Qi was caught off guard by Wu Shang’s attack and was struck in the abdomen. With a pained cry, Xiao Qi came tumbling down from the skies!

“Eh?”

Wu Shang uttered in surprise after Xiao Qi was dealt with. Turning his head, he saw the churning maelstrom of fire up ahead start to flicker as if on the verge of collapsing. At the center, Bai Yunfei’s aura had suddenly spiked again as if becoming even stronger. From his actions, it seemed as if Bai Yunfei was about to make his escape from the maelstrom.

“Quit your death throes!”

Wu Shang wanted to scream, the killing intent in his eyes increasing in intensity. Both of his hands began to go through a series of hand seals for another technique!

“To have forced me to expend so much soulforce and use two heaven tier soul skills to kill you—you should feel proud in your death!”

A few seconds later, Wu Shang pointed his right hand out to point at Bai Yunfei!

“Boom!!”

A ten meter thick pillar of fire exploded out from the ground where he pointed at to pierce straight into the middle of the maelstrom where Bai Yunfei was!

Author Note:

The reason behind this long battle is because of the importance in plot progression and it being a pivotal point in Bai Yunfei’s strength development. For readers that believe this fight to be taking forever, please bear with me.

I’ve been beset with a very problematic situation as of late, and I’ve been feeling very uneasy about it since then. This in turn has affected the quality and frequency of my chapters, and I do apologize greatly for that. While I cannot say much, I can however say that life is filled with countless moments of helplessness. I can only hope that my life will get back on track soon….

No matter what difficulties or troubles that might occur, I will not give up on this book. I have everyone’s support and company after all!

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