Chapter 872: Even More Equipment and a Strange Crystal

The second Devouring Chains’ additional effect wasn’t very similar to the first one, but it had the ability to do even more damage and seal off the person’s soulforce for an entire minute. This could be a potentially great advantage if used right.

“I should be able to get some good results if I use both Devouring Chains at the same time…”

Bai Yunfei muttered to himself before storing the two Devouring Chains away.

The following soul armaments were of valuable worth to Bai Yunfei since they were accessories—a relatively more rare type of loot for him.

And when he upgraded them, he was pleased to see the stats.

For the ashen-brown ring:

Equipment Grade: High Earth
Elemental Affinity: Darkness
Upgrade Level: +10 
Attribute: +800 Spirit
Additional Attribute: +400 Spirit
Soul Compatibility: 10% 
Equipment Effect: Increase perception by 10%
+10 Additional Effect: Reveal anything hidden within a kilometer for 10 seconds in exchange for 5% of current soulforce reserves.
Can increase range of perimeter by 100 meters in exchange for 1% of soulforce.
Cooldown of 1 minute.
Upgrade Requirement: 110 Soulpoints

This accessory probably would’ve qualified as a heaven-tier based on the fact that it had an equipment effect. But its additional effect was something that could completely decimate anyone adept in hiding. With this, all Bai Yunfei had to do to combat any potential ambushers was to use a bit of his soulforce.

As special as the ring’s effects were, Bai Yunfei could only choose to wear one ring per hand at a time. His right hand was wearing the Violet Soul Ring, and his left hand wearing another ring that protected against soul attacks a little bit. Between the Violet Soul Ring and the other ring, Bai Yunfei decided to swap the latter for the new ring.

As for a name, Bai Yunfei decided to give this ring the name of ‘Revealer Ring’.

    ……

The other soul armament was a bracelet.

Equipment Grade: Mid Earth
Elemental Affinity: Wood
Upgrade Level: +10 
Attribute: +450 Strength
Additional Attribute: +220 Strength
Soul Compatibility: 10% 
Equipment Effect: Increase healing rate by 15%
+10 Additional Effect: Increase healing rate by 10% for every time 10% of vitality is lost. When user is in a near-death state (Under 10% vitality), increase healing rate by 200%.
Upgrade Requirement: 110 Soulpoints

Soul armaments that were in the form of accessories were relatively rare compared to other forms of soul armaments. When it came to heaven-tier soul armaments, the number of accessories were even less in amount. Even a powerful Soul King like Li Fenghai had only accessories that were of the earth-tier. This bracelet was a mid-earth tier soul armament, but the effect was very powerful; arguably why Li Fenghai was wearing it, to begin with.

The grade of a soul armament wasn’t the most important thing. Its attributes and effects had to be paid attention to as well.

And the additional effect of the bracelet was quite decent. Bai Yunfei was already wearing the Charm Bracelet on his left hand, so he took off the bracelet that boosted the strength of fire-type attacks from his right hand in favor for this one.

He would later call this bracelet the Vitality Bracelet.

    ……

“Eh?”

Now that he was done looking at all of Li Fenghai’s equipment, Bai Yunfei started to look through the rare herbs and minerals he had. 

Something caught Bai Yunfei’s eye. Waving his right hand, he took out a small object the size of a goose egg.

It was a crystal, but not one Bai Yunfei was familiar with. It had properties similar to that of jade and gold, but it was neither at the same time. Its entire body was pure and transparent and yet it shined a faint blood-red color. Even more strange was the fact that there was a dense glow of red light at the center of the crystal. When he looked closely, Bai Yunfei noted that it looked like a small drop of blood somehow suspended and frozen in there.

Something about the crystal was invigorating to the touch. Bai Yunfei felt his own blood start to tremble a bit the moment he took it in his hand as if the substance in the crystal was calling out to his blood.

“What a strange crystal…”

Surprised by it, Bai Yunfei turned the crystal over to give it a closer look.

Focusing, he called up the stats of the crystal to observe.

Equipment Grade: Low Earth
Elemental Affinity: Earth, Water, Darkness
Attack: 600
Upgrade Requirement: 90 Soulpoints

It had nothing strange to it in its stats. Though it was a low-earth tier, the stats were similar to that of a regular piece of ore. The piece of boltgrass Bai Yunfei found before had been classified as mid-earth tier in fact.

“Is this really just a stone that’s a little more strange than the others?” Bai Yunfei asked himself. It didn’t make much sense to him. There had to be some sort of reason why a powerful Late-stage Soul King would hold onto an object like this. What kind of use did it have?

Was it for crafting? Or was it to be used for training somehow?

He flipped the crystal around several more times. He even asked Xiao Fang for help, but no answer was given. Having no answers, Bai Yunfei placed the crystal away into his space ring. He’d ask his master when he goes back to the Crafting School.

    ……

Bai Yunfei was done looking at Li Fenghai’s stuff now. Sighing in satisfaction at the loot, Bai Yunfei looked out the window.

The morning rays of sunlight were already sprinkling the land—he had spent an entire night looking and upgrading soul armaments.

“Oh, I nearly forgot.”

A random thought struck Bai Yunfei as he was stretching his back. Waving his right hand, he took out a small golden tile from his space ring.

He took this item from Mo Ni when the latter was running away from. It was the golden tile that trapped Bai Yunfei in a golden sphere.

Equipment Grade: Mid Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Metal
Defense: 5000 
Equipment Effect: Create a metal-type barrier two-meters large in exchange for soulforce. 
Barrier's defense cannot exceed the defensive capabilities of the equipment and cannot defend against spirit-based attacks.
Upgrade Requirement: 280 Soulpoints

“So it has 5000 points of defense!” Bai Yunfei exclaimed in surprise. This was even stronger than the piece of armor he only just got and was comparable to the +12 additional effect of the Cataclysmic Seal. A soul armament like this was rare, and Bai Yunfei was sure that it wouldn’t lose out to even Li Fenghai’s armor in use.

A little excited by what results he could get, Bai Yunfei set about to upgrade the item straight away.

Not long after… 

Upgrade Succesful
Equipment Grade: Mid Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Metal
Upgrade Level: +10
Defense: 5000 
Additional Defense: 2300
Soul Compatibility: 10%
Equipment Effect: Create a metal-type barrier two-meters large in exchange for soulforce. 
Barrier's defense cannot exceed the defensive capabilities of the equipment and cannot defend against spirit-based attacks.
+10 Additional Effect: When the barrier is broken, reflect as much attack as the equipment can handle back onto the opponent.
Upgrade Requirement: 280 Soulpoints

For the first time of the day, Bai Yunfei was truly speechless by the luck he was being given. All of the additional effects he had been given today were extremely special and powerful. Most of the time, all of the defensive pieces of equipment he got would generally have ‘normal’ additional effects when upgraded.

In just defensive might alone, this golden tile was as strong as the Cataclysmic Seal when the +12 additional effect was activated. The barrier was slightly smaller and couldn’t have its defenses adjusted accordingly, but it was stronger.

But the additional effect was definitely a killer move. Any attack that could break through the barrier would most definitely be a powerful one. Just how would the opponent react if they saw their attack be bounced back onto them as soon as they just broke through the barrier?

    ……

Feeling happy about the golden tile, Bai Yunfei was about to put the soul armament away when all of a sudden, he froze up.

“Xiao Qi!!”

He cried out before disappearing from the world. All that was left in his place was a small black stone… 

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