A lustrous and transparent light circulated around the necklace where Spinning Ice Wall was sealed, and an enormous amount of water magic elements gushed out from it. The second Wushuang’s Spinning Ice Wall disappeared, the Spinning Ice Wall spell sealed in the necklace instantly formed. The new Spinning Ice Wall managed to hold out against the Tree Demons’ attack and defended the group of four.
Wushuang held on to her Ice Magic Staff and her lotus-like mouth began to rapidly chant an obscure incantation. As she chanted, the Ice Magic Staff began to emit a dazzling blue light, and water magic elements in the atmosphere began to condense at an insane speed.
Although this place was a Death Space and majority of magic elements in the atmosphere were dark magic elements, the other magic elements present in the atmosphere wasn’t thin at all. It was definitely possible to cast a Divine-ranked magic attack, the only problem was that it might take a long time to prepare the magic spell.
The tree demons began to attack in a frenzy after sensing the strong pressure emitted by Wushuang’s spell. At the same time, countless tree vines rushed towards the group and began to encircle the space within the radius of 10 meters around them. The Tree Demons were attempting to isolate the gathered magic elements in the atmosphere in order to prevent Wushuang from successfully completing her spell.
Since Long Yi’s Spinning Ice Wall was a sealed magic when compared to the Spinning Ice Magic casted directly by Wushuang, it was certainly weaker. After withstanding the attacks from the Tree Demons for several minutes, Long Yi’s Spinning Ice Wall was threatening to collapse at any moment. From behind the Spinning Ice Wall, Long Yi managed to see what the Tree Demons were doing. Seeing as they were using their tree vines in order to isolate the magic elements in the atmosphere, Long Yi started to become anxious. To cast a divine-ranked attack magic, a massive amount of magic elements were required. Wushuang’s spell didn’t seem as though it had gathered enough magic elements to unleash the true power behind the spell yet, as such, Long Yi decided that they had to buy some time in order for Wushuang to complete her spell.
“Barbarian Bull, smash these tree vines for me.” Long Yi shouted loudly.
Barbarian Bull grunted in acknowledgment as his mountain-like body soared in the air. Holding Greenstone Rule with both his hands, he roared as he smashed it down towards the net of tree vines surrounding them. A domineering air swept out in this narrow and small space as Greenstone Rule emitted a green radiance when it came into contact with the tree vines.
Long Yi and Nalan Ruyue were watching Barbarian Bull closely when he smashed Greenstone Rule against the tree vines. They saw Barbarian Bull scowl like a god of slaughter, and a divine light circulated in his arms. In an instant, the tip of Greenstone Rule enlarged by ten times, stirring the air to form a vortex as it smashed down on the tree vines.
Bang, the ground trembled and the dense mess of tree vines shook under the impact from Greenstone Rule. As for Barbarian Bull, as if an artillery shell, he rebounded into the ground after hitting the vines. Creating a crater on the ground, Barbarian Bull remained unharmed.
The net of tree vines in the sky slowly stopped trembling, then with a ‘ca ca’ sound, a hole appeared where Barbarian Bull unceremoniously smashed Greenstone Rule. With his hole as the center, cracks started spreading out as the net of tree vines began to collapse.
Wushuang began to chant faster and faster and her Ice Magic Staff also shone brighter and brighter. As Wushuang’s spell gathered more power, Long Yi’s Spinning Ice Wall was shrinking and was beginning to dissipate. Despite the changes to their spell, the attacks from the Tree Demons were unrelentless as they continued to strike at the Spinning Ice Wall protecting the group of four.
At the most critical moment, Wushuang suddenly opened her eyes. With a beam of lustrous and transparent light circulating in her pupils, Wushuang shouted, “Water God Domain!”
A blue light shot out of Wushuang staff. However, this blue light silently disappeared right after shooting out from Wushuang’s staff and there seemed to be no change at all.
The Tree Demons finally managed to shatter the Spinning Ice Wall and their attacks ceased as soon as the Spinning Ice Wall was broken.
“Wushuang, what kind of magic is this Water God Domain? How come we sense nothing?” Long Yi curiously asked Wushuang as he conveniently wiped the fragrant sweat off the forehead of Wushuang.
Wushuang’s beautiful face became slightly red, but she didn’t avoid his hands as she replied him, “Water God Domain is a divine-ranked attack domain. As long as I successfully cast it, every single lifeform within this domain would be under my control.”
“That’s so **. Doesn’t this mean, if you want to kill me, then you can do so just by turning your hand over?” Long Yi shouted loudly.
Wushuang rolled her eyes and said softly, “Even if I don’t have this domain, do you think I cannot kill you?”
Long Yi made a wry smile, indeed, if they truly fought, then he truly wouldn’t be able to defeat Wushuang. After achieving the Magic God realm, a person would undergo a transformation. Not to mention the fact that Wushuang could use space magic, which made it harder for Long Yi to even touch her.
“Well… I definitely can’t beat you in a fight. However, it’s not that easy for you to kill me as well.” Long Yi retorted as he was unconvinced that Wushuang was able to easily kill him.
Wushuang smiled faintly and her gaze looking towards Long Yi became gentle. This idiot. So what if she was stronger than him? Didn’t she still suffer losses in his hands? Moreover, Long Yi had a monstrous innate talent, surpassing her was only a matter of time.
Long Yi was able to understand what Wushuang was thinking from the gentle look in Wushuang’s eyes. In his heart, he was proud of himself as this woman who was stronger than him currently was still conquered by him.
“Big sister Wushuang, then can you kill those tree demons now?” Seeing as Wushuang and Long Yi were exchanging flirting glances with each other, Nalan Ruyue was somewhat upset. She decided to quickly interrupt them in case they got too far and she instantly asked Wushuang to kill the Tree Demons in order to distract her.
Wushuang nodded her head, then she waved the Ice Magic Staff she was holding. Along with the flashes of lustrous and transparent light coming from the staff, head-sized hailstones started raining down on this entire space. These hailstones smashed the Tree Demons into mush as it rained down from above. Shortly afterwards, a cold qi began to rise as it changed the entire world into a world of snow and ice. A gale started soon enough, and all of the Tree Demons were shivering all over.
However, the Tree Demons’ nightmare had just begun. The sky suddenly cracked open and as if water bursting through a dam, torrents of water crashed down, creating waves more than 10 meters in height.
At this moment, Barbarian Bull climbed out of the crater with a still dizzy head. After seeing this scene, he couldn’t help crying out loudly with great surprise. After Wushuang casted the divine-ranked magic and ended the battle, what was he supposed to do?
Long Yi and Nalan Ruyue looked at each other, gasping with astonishment. Looking at Wushuang who seemed to have no change in her expression after casting this divine-ranked spell, they assumed that she was confident that the spell would wipe the Tree Demons out. Sure enough, when the floodwater arrived 10 meters away from them, it appeared as though it slammed into a cliff. The waves rolled back, but the entire world changed into a vast ocean. In the middle of this newly created ocean, whirlpools formed and began to suck away at the Tree Demons blocking their path.
“It seems like we will be able to pass through the territory of the tree demons very soon. I wonder what kind of powerful monsters are there in the front?” Nalan Ruyue muttered.
Long Yi was startled. Yes, he was afraid that they would bump into other even more powerful extra dimensional undead creatures as they continued moving forward. When they actually met the stronger creatures, how much more effort would they need to deal with those creatures?
Long Yi though for a bit and a light bulb suddenly appeared in his brain. Long Yi then hastily said, “Wushuang, cancel the magic spell, leave these tree demons alive.”
Wushuang didn’t ask why. A light flashed in her hands, and the surging water instantly disappeared without a trace. By the time Wushuang canceled the spell, less than half of the Tree Demons remained. Even if the Tree Demons lived, they were barely considered alive after being assaulted by a divine-ranked spell.
Tree demons had a certain level of intelligence, moreover, all the tree demons in this tree demon forest were under the leadership of a tree demon king. After considering that the Tree Demons had the ability to move quickly in this forest, if they were to control the Tree Demon King wouldn’t they be able to safely cross the death space? If they controlled the Tree Demon King, they would receive the protection of all they Tree Demons, and passing through the territory of the other extra dimensional undead creatures would be as easy as blowing dust. Long Yi thought about this in his heart. In fact, his plan which he crafted in his head just a moment ago wasn’t mere fantasy. Although extra-dimensional undead creatures were powerful, only the tiny minority possessed intelligence. Not to mention that even if they managed to find undead creatures with a bit of intelligence, these creatures wouldn’t have the ability to think logically.
After Long Yi expressed these thoughts, the eyes of Wushuang shone. She clearly thought that this plan was feasible. Inside Wushuang’s domain, she quickly located the tree demon king who was hidden among numerous tree demons. Unexpectedly, this Tree Demon King looked just like a tree sapling, completely different from what the group expected. They had imagined that the tree demon king would certainly have more powerful stature compared to ordinary tree demons, but to their surprise, the appearance of the Tree Demon King was completely opposite of what they were thinking of. The surprising thing was that the Tree Demon King didn’t have any attacking abilities. The one aspect which made it king was that it had an extremely high intelligence, higher than all of the other Tree Demons. Not only was it able to converse fluently with Wushuang, its thinking process was extremely developed, looking at the thought it had when conversing with Wushuang.
Being within Wushuang’s Water God Domain, the Tree Demon King basically didn’t have any choice. It obediently agreed to protect them to pass through the territories of other extra-dimensional undead creatures.
The group of four knew that they shouldn’t waste time, especially inside this Death Space. As such, they immediately urged the Tree Demon King to order the thousands of Tree Demons to advance forward while protecting them.
A hint of hazy shadow appeared in the sea of consciousness of Long Yi and said, “Brave child, your chance has come.”
Long Yi faltered for a moment when he heard the voice, but he was able to quickly regain his composure. He was irritated to see this old fellow always appearing and disappearing unpredictably within his body. So he said in irritation, “You didn’t come out to help when we were in danger, why on earth are you coming out now?”
The shadow laughed and said, “Brave child, do you still not understand? For a person, dangerous situations are opportunities. As long as you resolve the dangers by yourself, you will be able to grow stronger.”
Long Yi shrugged his shoulders since he already knew this. No longer refuting this shadow, Long Yi asked, “Why did you say that my change is here?”
“That Tree Demon King which you’re looking at has a Dark Spirit Crystal Soul inside its body. After it outlived its usefulness, kill it and take its Dark Spirit Crystal Soul.” The shadow laughed and said.
A chill went down Long Yi spine as he shuddered. Using his thoughts, Long Yi voiced his concern, “What use do I have for the Dark Spirit Crystal Soul?” After hearing what the shadow said, Long Yi paused for a second after asking his question. In an odd voice, Long Yi carried on with his questioning, “Old bastard, you are truly sinister and ruthless. Currently, aren’t you also using me? After I have no use, will I also have the same ending as this Tree Demon King?”
The shadow became silent for a moment and laughed again, “Our relationship consists of us using each other… Moreover, we are considered old friends already, treating enemies and friends naturally cannot be mentioned in the same breath.”
Long Yi smiled. Although he didn’t believe every word coming from this mysterious shadow, there was one thing Long Yi could be sure of. This mysterious shadow within his body definitely didn’t have any ill intentions towards him. Even if the shadow truly used him, that was also not completely inexcusable. After all, the shadow had rescued him quite a few times already. If it was not for this shadow, then he might have already lost his life long ago.
“Fine, I believe you, now talk about the uses of that Dark Spirit Crystal Soul.” Long Yi inquired.
“Dark Spirit Crystal Soul is something that can be discovered but not sought. Not every Tree Demon King can give birth to a Dark Spirit Crystal Soul. With this soul, not only can you increase your strength, you also improve the intelligence of that skeleton you have. That skeleton that developed its own consciousness.” The shadow said.
Long Yi couldn’t deny that this was indeed a good opportunity. After Long Two strength and intelligence increased again, he was curious what kind of transformation Long Two would undergo. Now, its current strength was already equivalent to SS-ranked magical beasts, if it continued to increase its strength, wouldn’t it reach the level of an SSS-ranked magical beast? Moreover, with the increase of its wisdom, perhaps, it might be able to chat with him to divert his attention when he was bored.
“That’s good, I will take this Dark Spirit Crystal Soul.” The corner of Long Yi’s mouth curled up into an especially brilliant smile as he looked at the Tree Demon King which was currently in the midst of the Tree Demons.
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