Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 417
Chapter 417: – Soulchasing Hellthunder As the Electric Hellwolf lunged, its fur burst with a surge of lightning . The sudden dense blue lightning rays converged into a huge ball of lightning and shot out at high speed, then exploded .
This was its ability—Electric Helldome . Like a river, endless blue lightning concentrated ahead of it, quickly turning into a lightning vortex that rotated at a high speed . As soon as it hit the Tricolor Elk, the lightning enveloped the beast in something resembling a blue dome .
The electric snakes constantly tore at the Tricolor Elk, twisting around and and dragging them into the lightning vortex . Like drowning in water, escape would be hard once they entered . Its ability was similar to the Chaos Voltball, but with more variations . The Electric Hellwolf growled; after successfully attacking its prey, it transformed into a flicker of lightning and darted toward the Tricolor Elk, ready to feast .
At that time, the three went on the offensive . On the left was the most inconspicuous little chick . But the moment it split into tens of thousands of flames and demonstrated a Sky Saint battle art, it was frightening . Hiding in the black fog on the right was a beast wrapped in black lightning, with blood-red eyes and claws .
This beast possessed the power of a lion, the balance of a tiger, and the speed of a cheetah . Fast and fierce, it charged toward the wolf . But the wolf instinctually felt a more terrible threat coming from behind and was forced to flee .
Behind it was Lan Huang, who Tianming had released . The Primordial Terraqua Dragon crashed to the ground, putting its ability to use at once . The entire area instantly resembled a swamp, and several mud hands emerged, blocking the wolf’s path .
With a roar, the wolf tore at the mud hands and plunged into its own Electric Helldome . In an instant, Chaos Disaster rained down as a black, lightning-wrapped beast broke into the blue dome, knocking the wolf out of its lightning vortex .
Then a blazing figure flickered past, swooping underneath the wolf’s belly . The fire sword ki penetrated the wolf’s flesh and opened a wound in its belly . The wolf was weak against Ying Huo’s attack, and as soon as its abdomen was injured, it was immediately pinned to the ground under Meow Meow’s Ninefold Chaos Thunderscape . The thunder-type demon beast was of little threat to Meow Meow, aside from its tough body .
However, there was the even stronger and tougher Lan Huang . With each step the dragon took, the valley shook . Dozens of trees were broken, and rocks were crushed . It immediately joined Meow Meow in its attack, its two heads biting down on the wolf’s neck .
The Electric Hellwolf struggled desperately, displaying the full strength of a demon beast . The exploding lightning almost drove Meow Meow and Lan Huang to their limit . Fortunately, Ying Huo came from behind, unleashing a fatal attack that had the wolf’s four limbs stretching rigidly in the air .
At that moment, Tianming leaped into the air and struck down with his sword . Shenxiao Sword Art, third stage! Thunder roared, flames boiled, and the ground shook as three different kinds of Heavenly Will converged . The Grand-Orient Sword swept across, enveloped in snakes of electricity . Flames stretched into the sky and the earth raged .
The sword sliced into the wolf’s neck, decapitating it . When its huge head hit the ground, it was the end of their first battle . Although the victory had seemed effortless, it had still taken their wholehearted effort .
“Refine the war-soul and give it a go . “
This demon beast was a thunder-type . Needless to say, its abilities were most suitable for Meow Meow .
“A few years ago, I stumbled into a desperate situation just for a Saintbeast War-Soul . But now, I can slay a demon beast myself and refine its war-soul . After reaching this level, I won’t have to ask for a Saintbeast War-Soul in the future . “
With the demon beast slain, all that was left was refining its war-soul . The process was less complicated than evolving with manna . After Tianming had extracted it, Meow Meow swallowed the war-soul and returned to the lifebound space to refine it .
“I’m not quite sure how high the chances of success are . Their spiritsource abilities are rather strong now, but aren’t varied enough . This can increase their abilities . “
With the improvement in their strength, the power of their abilities had also been enhanced . Many of Tianming’s opponents wouldn’t be able to bear the most basic Infernal Blaze .
“But it’s getting harder and harder for Saintbeast War-Souls to stimulate the spiritsource abilities in their blood . After all, most of their abilities come from themselves, not wildbeasts . “
The spiritsource abilities of others usually depended on the strength of the wildbeasts from which their war-souls were refined . The Saintbeast War-Soul of a fifth-order demon beast was certainly better than a first-order war-soul . Therefore, they had to constantly update their spiritsource abilities . However, that was completely unnecessary for Tianming’s lifebound beasts, since their abilities could be continuously promoted on their own and depended only on their beast ki .
While Meow Meow refined the war-soul, Tianming continued on their journey . After a time, Meow Meow had finished its refinement .
“Was it successful?” asked Tianming .
“Of course . The moment I saw its ability, I almost felt a sense of deja vu . It stimulated my blood bindings and awakened a spiritsource ability . “
At that moment, a lightning vortex appeared within Meow Meow’s Ninefold Chaos Realm alongside Chaos Voltball, Regal Chaosfiend, Chaos Disaster, and Ninefold Chaos Thunderscape .
“What’s it called?”
“What kind of power does it have?”
“I’ll try it later,” said Meow Meow .
This slacker wouldn’t learn battle arts like Ying Huo, and wasn’t bloody and ferocious like Lan Huang, but its abilities were rather stable . Its various ability combinations were good, and it possessed strong individual combat capability . Ying Huo wasn’t good at confronting its opponents head-on, but once hidden, it was deadly . As for Lan Huang, its tough physique was its strength .
With that, Tianming continued hunting . In the next hunt, Meow Meow attacked with Misty Hellthunder . Like a millstone made of lightning, it possessed a strong slicing power that could tear into its opponents and inject countless lightning rays into its body . In truth, the ability appeared very much like a lightning hell—it was a powerful offensive ability indeed .
The hunt lasted for three days, during which Tianming hunted a total of nineteen first-order demon beasts, basically cleaning up all of the demon beasts in the area .
Finding another demon beast would be difficult . Moreover, Tianming discovered that after awakening one or two abilities, breaking their blood bindings seemed to be more of a challenge, and it was increasingly difficult for his beasts to be successful in refining the war-souls .
Out of nineteen demon beasts, the three were basically successful in the earlier part, but essentially wasted the three or four Saintbeast War-Souls after that . Tianming was well aware they had to take one bite at a time, instead of swallowing in a hurry . But this time, they had still made substantial gains .
Meow Meow awakened Misty Hellthunder, while Ying Huo and Lan Huang awakened Sixpath Infernal Lotus and Mountainsea World, respectively . The Sixpath Infernal Lotus was an attack ability that was no less powerful than Meow Meow’s Misty Hellthunder .
As for Lan Huang’s Mountainsea World, it was a defensive ability based on its mighty physique, and could crush the enemy . The nine kui mountains on its back and nine kui seas under its belly were the foundation of its defense . The kui mountains were hard and sharp, while the kui seas resembled whirlpools, both of which could disperse and offset many attacks .
The three spiritsource abilities had greatly increased their means .
After wasting thirteen Saintbeast War-Souls, Tianming assumed it would be difficult for them to awaken new abilities in a short time . To his surprise, the last demon beast—a Hellblood Electric Eagle—managed to help Meow Meow unlock a new ability, Soulchasing Hellthunder .
Tianming had yet to witness the power of the new ability . However, Meow Meow admitted that its lethality was stronger than the newly-awakened Misty Hellthunder . Meow Meow had obtained two spiritsource abilities in succession . One minute the black cat was full of mettle, and the next, it had fallen asleep .
“Let’s go back!”
These past five days, they had gained many combat abilities, so Tianming was very satisfied .
“Your three lifebound beasts have a high success rate in refining Saintbeast War-Souls . ” Bai Zijin seemed surprised . She couldn’t help but feel like there were more mysteries to this young man .
“So-so . We’re probably third in the Divine Capital,” said Tianming .
Bai Zijin rolled her eyes at him, her quiet demeanor appearing rather enticing .
“After returning, I’ll continue cultivating!”
Having decided he couldn’t leave for six months, he was planning on using this period of time to cultivate with all his might . He strove to be on par with the geniuses of the Divine Capital on the day he arrived at the Decimo Dao Palace . Soon, they were close to the Infernal Soul Volcano .
Right then, a young man on a star-studded qilin appeared up ahead, as if he was waiting for Tianming’s return . Nine rivers of stars were wound around this qilin . It was noble, elegant, and stunning . Its blue scales resembled a starry sky, and its gigantic size made it all the more conspicuous .
Upon further inspection, Tianming noticed sixty-four stars in the qilin’s eyes . A sixth-order saint beast had the potential to mature into a sky saint beast . To own a sixth-order saint beast meant that this young man had a prominent position in the Ancient Qilin Clan .
The sixth-order saint beast that Jun Niancang owned had been upgraded with celestial manna gifted from Jun Shengxiao, who had searched the entire Grand-Orient Realm .
The young man riding the qilin had eyes as luminous as stars, long hair that draped over his shoulders, and wore star-studded robes . That handsome smile made him stand out among the Ancient Qilin Clan .
“Nine Starry QIlin? Not bad . He must be from the Star Qilin Clan,” said Bai Zijin .
The Star Qilin Clan was one of the largest branches of the Ancient Qilin Clan . Exalted Ling Xing was one of their important figures .
“Very dazzling indeed,” smiled Tianming . He and Bai Zijin quickly flew past .
“Tianming . “
A hand on the Nine Starry Qilin, the young man looked up in a provocative smile . Tianming couldn’t be bothered to deal with him .
“Don’t go yet . Listen . Last night, your mother said I was good in bed . Women her age are so kinky . ” The young man narrowed his eyes and calmly stared at Tianming .
Unexpectedly, the white-haired boy immediately stopped in his tracks .