Chapter 761: Illusions That Shock the Enemy

The beetle was like a tank with how fast it was approaching and how large it was. The dark green light around the beetle started to converge in its single horn. Tilting its head down, the beetle pointed its horn and flew forward to try and strike Bai Yunfei down!

The soulbeasts coming from the sides and behind were already closing in as well. Under the magnificent control of the two beast tamers, the four soulbeasts were moving in unison and the gaps between their attacks minuscule. Even if Bai Yunfei were to dodge the first attack, one of the other soulbeasts would be sure to get him.

First to attack would be the giant horn on the beetle’s head. Everyone was looking expectantly on what Bai Yunfei would do in response, but….he was just standing there!!

“Is he too scared to move?!”

The beast tamers smiled in delight. Though it had started quite rocky, things were finally looking to be smoothing out for them. The giant green horn of the beetle was already moving into a jab at Bai Yunfei’s person!

“Pcht!!”

Everyone could hear the sound of something being penetrated as the giant horn of the beetle stabbed straight into Bai Yunfei’s waist and tore it in two!

“Wha—”

You Qingfeng’s face drained of all color as he watched Bai Yunfei get torn apart. Likewise, his companion had his eyes wide open and his jaw dropped in utter shock at the results. Even the two beast tamers hadn’t expected Bai Yunfei to die so easily with just one blow….

But then everyone realized something was wrong. The two halves of Bai Yunfei quivered for a moment before disappearing from sight!

“What’s going on?!”

The skinny beast tamer cried out in disbelief, was this a mirror image?! But he had been so sure that the ‘real’ body had been the one to be hit by the beetle’s horn! How was it that a mirror image was the one to be hit!?

The fat beast tamer had a similar reaction to Bai Yunfei’s disappearance, though his following action was a lot faster than his friend. “He’s over there!”

The giant stag beetle was already following his tamer’s command towards the left where Bai Yunfei was currently leaping from. The fat beast tamer was exceedingly fast despite his physique, and his right hand was already forming commands for the rhino soulbeast to follow. Roaring strangely, it flew towards Bai Yunfei to try and slam him into the ground!

“Bang!!”

There was a loud bang as Bai Yunfei was flung to the ground and then stampeded over by the other rhino as a follow-up!

Like a bullet, Bai Yunfei was thrown into the air after the second rhino was done with him and straight into the fanged maw of the wolf!

“Kshhh!!”

A pair of shiny rows of teeth bit into Bai Yunfei’s body, snapping him in half starting from the waist!

But just like last time, Bai Yunfei’s body disappeared as soon as the wolf’s teeth bisected him from the waist. Everyone watched as the fragments dissipated and were reduced to smoke!

“Again?!”

This time, the fatty could hardly hide his surprise. He was starting to have some misgivings about Bai Yunfei. When the rhino slammed into Bai Yunfei, the fat beast tamer had been even more confident they had the right body! This wasn’t an illusion and this wasn’t some sort of fast-moving mirror image! But right now…..

“He’s over there!!”

The skinny beast tamer called out, forcing the other to look over to the right side of the beetle.

“Whoosh!”

A flash of red light surged out from the beetle’s shadow before charging straight for the two beast tamers!

This time, it was the real Bai Yunfei that was attacking!

The previous two Bai Yunfeis had simply been the +12 additional effect of the Fire-tipped Spear, Doppelganger!

It was a distraction, the two of them. Solely meant to distract the four soulbeasts, the doppelgangers made sure at least three seconds of time would be given to the real Bai Yunfei to use the Wave Treading Steps and Flash Step to get close. By sticking to the beetle, Bai Yunfei was able to slip in through the cracks to attack the two beast tamers!

Bai Yunfei’s charge was like an arrow released straight from its bow. The two beast tamers were hardly left with any time to react before the enemy was right in front of them! For people as adept in fighting with soulbeasts from far away, they were ill-equipped for close-ranged combat and were not a match for anyone in their same level of strength!

But as elite students of their school, both beast tamers had a plethora of high-quality soul armaments. They also had a few soul skills to supplement their own personal skill and could fight for at least an extended period of time without giving away much of an advantage. They could at least fight long enough for their soulbeast puppets to make it there and help them out. But if they were to fight against the elite students of one of the other Ten Schools, such as the Crafting School…..

And that was why the two beast tamers were so panicked! They couldn’t allow Bai Yunfei to get close no matter what!

“Ahh!!!”

Furious, the fat beast tamer’s body shined with violet light before a long spiral-shaped soul armament was thrown like a lightning bolt towards Bai Yunfei.

“Die!”

The skinny beast tamer wasn’t slow in his reaction either. He didn’t take out any soul armaments, but his left hand did shoot a beam of orange energy into the ground. There was a slight shaking sensation from his part of the ground before a giant orange python erupted from the ground as if exiting from the water. It dove back into the ground another meter away and tore apart at the dirt in its path to go snaking towards Bai Yunfei!

They were also sure to move back just so they could widen the distance between them and Bai Yunfei.

The object the fat beast tamer threw was a lot faster than expected, and it was almost like actual lightning as it zoomed towards Bai Yunfei’s face!

But even with the object thrown at him, Bai Yunfei didn’t look like he had any intentions of slowing down. He only held his left hand outwards as if to grab onto the incoming thing….

“Clang!!”

Violet light burst out from where the object collided with his gloved hand before Bai Yunfei swung his hand to the side!

Just like that, the terrifying lightning bolt like soul armament had been tossed aside by Bai Yunfei!

In the next moment, the ground in front of him burst open to reveal the orange python to come snapping at him with its jaws wide open!

“Crack!”

A clap of thunder thundered into the area as Bai Yunfei’s feet lit up with violet light. Then as fast as fast, Bai Yunfei zipped past the giant maw of the python!

The Flash Step!

Lightning Boots stats:

Equipment Grade: Mid Earth
Elemental Affinity: Lightning
Upgrade Level: +10
Defense: 900
Additional Defense: 460
Soul Compatibility: 13%
Equipment Effect: Use soulforce in exchange for a 100% increase in movement speed for 1 second.
Cooldown of 1 second
Upgrade Requirement: 100 Soulpoints

With his Lightning Boots and Flash Step, Bai Yunfei was able to quickly close the distance between him and the two beast tamers so that only fifty meters remained!

The two tamers were trying their hardest to retreat now, but Bai Yunfei was clearly catching up to them. It wouldn’t even take ten seconds for Bai Yunfei to be right in front of them!

“Don’t come over!!”

The fat beast tamer cried out in a fearful bluster. The battle had only been for half a minute and it seemed like Bai Yunfei had them on the top of his palm. He still couldn’t even understand how those two ‘mirror images’ felt so real, and the increase in Bai Yunfei’s speed and strength was enough to make his heart race with anxiety and shock.

“Bz!!”

At the same time the fat beast tamer cried out, Bai Yunfei could a loud buzzing sound from the area to his left. The praying mantis was coming for Bai Yunfei!

This praying mantis had been struck by the Cataclysmic Seal at the beginning of the battle, so the blade arm on its right was heavily damaged and ruined. It was still shaking as it moved, but it was clearly unable to sense the ‘pain’ it was in. All of its soulforce was being used to aid its forward speed so it could catch up to Bai Yunfei as quickly as possible and catch him before he could catch up to the beast tamers. Using its one remaining good arm, the praying mantis chopped at the waist of Bai Yunfei!

“Clang!!”

The blade arm of the mantis was stopped by Bai Yunfei’s Fire-tipped Spear, but….Bai Yunfei had actually been brought to a stop!

And because of the angle of its attack, the praying mantis continued to fly forward towards the two beast tamers while Bai Yunfei was forced away!

The two beast tamers looked on in relief as the praying mantis flew towards them. Now that they had the mantis in between them and Bai Yunfei, Bai Yunfei wouldn’t be able to attack them as easily as he had before. And this meant that the two would be able to call for their other soulbeast puppets to encircle and attack Bai Yunfei, which meant the two of them would be safe!

But one thing the two beast tamers hadn’t noticed was that when Bai Yunfei and the praying mantis came into contact with one another, something had flown out from Bai Yunfei’s left hand….

That thing was a crystalline little hoop!

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