Chapter 917: Battling Qin Long

The vines continued to spread throughout the skies, intersecting one another for an attempt to fully block out the skies. With the amount of elemental wood infused into them, the vines shined a deep green color and basked Bai Yunfei in an equally green glow. Then when the weaves of the vines was complete, it started to shrink in on itself!

The amount of elemental wood in the vines only grew denser as time went on. Small spikes were already forming all over the surface of the vines to become like thorns, and it was looking like Bai Yunfei would be turned into a sieve if he didn’t hurry and escape from here… 

It wasn’t just the skies that the vines were covering. A great few vines were also coming out from the ground to ensnare Bai Yunfei and prevent him from moving!

    ……

“Hmph!”

Bai Yunfei took everything going on around him in stride. There was a brilliant flash of red light as the Fire-tipped Spear appeared in his right hand. He brandished it with a small twirl of his hand and slammed the spear onto the nearby vines. By themselves, the vines were as hard as metal. In front of the Fire-tipped Spear, they may as well have been like straw rope. Every time the edge of his spear met vine, there was a burst of fire before the spear rendered the vine into ash.

Each vine was decimated and burnt to ashes with ease like it wasn’t even there. No matter how many of the vines that popped up from the ground, Bai Yunfei would hack away at them without stop.

After a while, Bai Yunfei stopped caring for the new vines that were growing up from the ground. He set his eyes onto the skies above and took off with an explosive leap to fly up!

The net of vines covering the skies was about fifty meters in circumference. Bai Yunfei’s body lit up with a bright red bonfire so as to try and burn away the vines as he approached, but he found himself unable to do so. Qin Long was putting more elemental wood into these vines compared to the ones that had attacked Bai Yunfei from below. Even a low-heaven tier soul armament would be unable to cut away the network of vines.

He was at the very roof of the net now. Since his own elemental fire hadn’t done much to burn away at the vines, Bai Yunfei opted to use the Fire-tipped Spear and lash out!

All of the flames that were burning inside that area was drawn to the Fire-tipped Spear when he lashed out. Coiling around the shaft and then to the tip of the blade, the flames concentrated there to aid in its thrusting strength for it to stab into the vines!

“Boom!”

The tip of the Fire-tipped Spear touched upon one of the many vines holding up the net. There was a spark at first before the rest of the spear followed through to pierce deep into the vine!

“Clang…boom!!!”

An ear-deafening explosion rocked the interior of the cage moments after the spear made contact with the vines. The flames that burst out from the Fire-tipped Spear were so much stronger than Bai Yunfei’s initial attempt that they immediately blasted apart the vines!

+10 Additional Effect of the Fire-tipped Spear: Explosion!

    ……

On the other side of the cage of vines, everyone watched with bated breaths. Only a scant few seconds had passed since the cage first went up, so everyone was surprised to see it broken and have Bai Yunfei come soaring out in the open so quickly!

“He broke it!! Bai Yunfei managed to escape from the vine cage!! I heard lord Qin used this to kill a mid-stage class seven soulbeast before in Soulbeast Forest. Not even a Late-stage Soul King would have an easy time getting through. But…Bai Yunfei did it in just a few seconds!”

“Here comes another! Bai Yunfei’s using another one of his soul armaments! And it was able to break apart the vine cage when even most mid-heaven tier soul armaments can’t! That crimson-red spear of his…is definitely a high-heaven tier!”

Bai Yunfei flew three hundred meters up into the air while everyone was talking about him. Now that he was free of the vines, he could stand there and take a look at Qin Long.

“Your two sons were acting strangely before they died! I didn’t kill them, they went mad and self-destructed as soon as they got near me! I didn’t do a thing!”

Bai Yunfei’s voice was like a clap of thunder to revertebrate across the area loud and clear.

“Who else could have killed them but you?! Die!!”

It wasn’t any use. Everything Bai Yunfei could possibly say right now would sound nothing more than just an ‘excuse’ in the ears of Qin Long. The elder wasn’t in any mood to chat with Bai Yunfei and everything he heard from Bai Yunfei so far had only served to anger him further. Howling in anger, he flipped through several hand seals to start a new attack!

Elemental wood converged into the world around him in a matter of seconds. Accumulating over his head, the elemental wood soon began to form into a gigantic tree!

Qin Long jabbed his finger at Bai Yunfei as soon as the tree was had fully materialized. At his command, the tree started to make a quick descent to try and crush Bai Yunfei! The size of the tree was basically the same size as a mountain itself with the amount of coverage it had. He’d be nothing but dust if he was hit by something like that!

Like with the last attack, this tree was locked onto his aura. Bai Yunfei knew that this attack wouldn’t be dodgeable, so he decided in that one moment to raise his left hand up to face the incoming attack!

“Bz…”

The Cataclysmic Seal appeared right beside him in a burst of buzzing and fire!

Like if he had just tossed a fiery sun, the Cataclysmic Seal flew forward and grew in both size and intensity. It was already a hundred meters tall before it could even meet with Qin Long’s attack!

The Cataclysmic Seal met with the gigantic tree with a furious crash. Elemental fire and wood clashed against each other as the two attacks vied for supremacy!

“Boom boom boom!!”

One after another, the world was wracked with explosions and tremors as the giant tree began to fall apart into multiple groupings of dark-green light. The Cataclysmic Seal had been knocked by from the blast and was now returning to Bai Yunfei’s side in its normal brick-sized form.

Bai Yunfei’s body trembled violently when the tree slammed into the Cataclysmic Seal. It was as if his body was hit by the brick and his muscles were aching from the blow. The tree had done a number onto him.

But it was Qin Long who came out the worse between the two… 

“Pft!!”

Blood splattered out from his mouth the moment when the giant tree crumbled! His body trembled mightily and his soulforce reserves dropped a third in magnitude! Now there was a third emotion in his eye besides the anger and shock from before.

Disbelief.

But that didn’t stop the man from moving. He hardly took the time to wipe the blood from his lips before he charged straight for Bai Yunfei!

Bai Yunfei was a little surprised that Qin Long would try to close the distance rather than do the opposite and attack from afar. If Qin Long wanted a close-quarters fight, then Bai Yunfei was all too happy to oblige. Brandishing the Fire-tipped Spear, Bai Yunfei flew in to get closer, but then…he suddenly stopped and began to retreat instead!

“Swish!!”

Practically milliseconds after he retreated, a sharp green vine came up from the ground to attack!

He hadn’t expected the vine to come this far out of the ground! And with all the elemental wood from the giant tree blurring the ground below, it was extremely hard for Bai Yunfei to notice anything out of the ordinary. Had he been just a beat slower, the vine would’ve skewered him from top to bottom… 

Happy was Bai Yunfei for dodging such a sneaky move, but he hadn’t the time to properly celebrate the moment when he raised his Fire-tipped Spear up over his head!

“Clang!” Coming to a stop just above his head was a dark-green longsword.

“Hmph!!”

The next thing Bai Yunfei heard was a sneer before it felt like something had been dropped into his mindspace!

This was…a soul attack!

Bai Yunfei’s face went pale and his eyes grew hazy with unfocus. The protective layer of elemental energy around his body started to flicker as if ready to collapse!

“Die!!”

A bone-chilling roar echoed into his ears as a green-lit palm flew down to slam onto his face!

Pupils practically the size of needles now, Bai Yunfei tried his best to disengage and pull as far away as Qin Long as possible.

“Bang!!”

There was a sickening thud as the palm that had originally been intended for Bai Yunfei’s head slammed instead onto his chest!

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