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Huo Yuhao quickly gave his answer as fine, compact scales began to appear on his skin. These scales were diamond-shaped, and even appeared three-dimensional, as the center of every scale protruded upwards. Under such circumstances, there were many reflections off the surface of these scales, and that made the faint golden light radiating from his body even more brilliant and eye-catching. Huo Yuhao’s formidable aura continued to rise, and every instance gave everyone a kind of frightening pressure.
“If we hadn’t been so used to spending so much time with this fellow, we’d probably think he’s a savage beast in human form!” Xu Sanshi said admiringly.
It didn’t take long before Huo Yuhao’s aura that resembled a savage beast finally stabilized. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief at the same time. At least they didn’t have to channel soul power to resist that tremendous pressure. But their eyes quickly widened, because a strange black whirlpool gradually appeared in the middle of Huo Yuhao’s eyebrows. Everyone felt their spiritual seas quiver vigorously when that whirlpool appeared, and formidable spiritual power was immediately unleashed from within it like a hurricane.
Huo Yuhao’s spiritual power was released for just an instant, but that instant sent everyone stumbling backwards uncontrollably.
His spiritual power was released and withdrawn in a single instant, but it was released again in the next moment.
“I can’t handle it anymore. I’ll step out for a little while.” Xu Sanshi turned and left the silent room with a stifled look on his face.
Bei Bei and the others also walked out with strange expressions on their faces. Huo Yuhao’s spiritual power was too strange, and under such circumstances, they were continuously sustaining spiritual shocks. That was more painful than being in a fight, because they couldn’t fight against it either, as resisting would likely create shocks to Huo Yuhao.
The only person who didn’t leave was Teacher Xuan, who was already a Class 9 soul engineer.
Xuan Ziwen stared at Huo Yuhao with widened eyes, and his mouth hung slightly agape as a look of disbelief filled his eyes.
That… what is that whirlpool?
The others in the Tang Sect didn’t know, and that was because they weren’t at that level yet, but Xuan Ziwen was!
Shrek Academy had wanted to express their gratitude for his contributions to the Soul Tool Department, and several Transcendent Douluo had personally helped him from his soul core. Even though his foundations weren’t very secure, as he barely became a Titled Douluo, and he could be stuck at Rank 91 for his entire life, Xuan Ziwen could probably spend his entire lifetime without becoming a Titled Douluo otherwise with his foundations. If he couldn’t do that, he couldn’t become a Class 9 soul engineer.
He knew how difficult it was to form a soul core because he had done it himself. Back then, he felt as if he had died, and he felt very deeply about how powerful and frightening a soul core was.
But what was he looking at now? The center of Huo Yuhao’s eyebrows was filled with formidable spiritual power undulations, and it seemed to release and withdraw spiritual power along with his breathing. It seemed like a soul core!
But how’s that possible? He’s just a Soul Sage, so how can he have a soul core? It was very difficult for me to form my own soul core when I was breaking through to become a Titled Douluo. Wouldn’t he have a much harder time forming a soul core as a Soul Sage?
But judging from the spiritual undulations that are coming from the center of his eyebrows, that is a soul core! God! Will this fellow give me a very pleasant surprise? No, that’s not possible. Even if his spiritual power is strong enough, he can’t possibly finish forging a Class 8 soul tool like this one. Forging soul tools requires more than just powerful soul power. A soul engineer also needs powerful soul power to support him. Otherwise, the soul engineer will find it very difficult to complete everything in one go. He also has to be able to use a Class 8 soul tool perfectly in our deal, and a decomposition cannon expends a lot of soul power.
Xuan Ziwen gradually calmed down as his thoughts stopped there. However, when he felt Huo Yuhao’s spiritual undulations and felt his own undulations from his soul core, he still discovered some differences. At least, what made him more gratified was that Huo Yuhao’s thing that was similar to a soul core couldn’t compare to his own soul core in terms of overall strength.
Then that is definitely not a soul core. Yes, doesn’t he have that Eye of Destiny? Maybe this is his Eye of Destiny’s unique appearance. Xuan Ziwen continued to console himself. He had never heard of a Titled Douluo who could establish a soul core between his eyebrows.
Xuan Ziwen turned and left as well. Staying in the silent room and continuously resisting Huo Yuhao’s sporadically appearing spiritual power wasn’t comfortable at all.
Everyone was still outside when he left the room. Huo Yuhao was still meditating, so they naturally stayed back to protect their junior brother.
“Teacher Xuan, don’t you think Yuhao’s aura is a little strange? Why do I not remember him having such formidable spiritual power before? Can it be that he has run into another miracle in the time he’s spent outside?” Xu Sanshi asked curiously.
He Caitou was deep in thought as he nodded and said, “Yes, I don’t remember his spiritual power being that powerful. Furthermore, his soul power seems to have changed. I have no idea where that aura that resembles a savage beast comes from, and the golden light radiating from his body doesn’t seem to be coming from his soul power. It goes from in to out, and I don’t know what’s going on. Feels like he himself has turned golden.”
Xuan Ziwen shook his head and said, “I’m a soul engineer, not a soul master. You have to bring these questions to the Titled Douluo in Shrek Academy. Anyway, I don’t care what he’s doing, and he’s not leaving unless he can forge a Class 8 soul tool.”
Bei Bei and Xu Sanshi exchanged a helpless look. They still wanted to try to convince Xuan Ziwen, but it seemed like they should dispel that thought to prevent the bitterness of being rejected.
Huo Yuhao meditated for a shorter time than everyone imagined he would. Two hours later, the soul power undulations from inside the room gradually receded, and a gentle hum that resembled a dragon’s roar could be heard.
“This fellow. If he’s done, then he’s done. Why is he calling out?” Xu Sanshi laughed as he chided, and he was the first back inside the silent room.
However, he realized something was wrong once he came back, and that was because Huo Yuhao was still sitting there with his legs crossed and his mouth clothed. The dragon hum from his body was still resonating, but that sound seemed to come from his chest. The dragon hum was faint, and it seemed to form a feedback loop with his soul power as it resonated.
What’s happening? Xu Sanshi turned around and glanced at Bei Bei. Bei Bei had a dragon-type martial soul, and if he didn’t know, Bei Bei should know.
However, Bei Bei’s expression showed the same astonishment. It was evident that he couldn’t understand anything that was happening with Huo Yuhao.
Huo Yuhao was startled as he gradually opened his eyes. His senior brothers and sisters were all here, and even Ji Juechen, the sword maniac, was here.
Ji Juechen almost wasn’t in time, but Jing Ziyan immediately ran to call him when she witnessed the strange things happening to Huo Yuhao. Ji Juechen was very interested in and curious about any kind of special circumstances, especially when they were happening to Huo Yuhao. Therefore, he hurried over as quickly as possible. But he couldn’t understand anything that was happening to him.
“You’re all here, eldest senior brother?” Huo Yuhao sprang to his feet.
Huo Yuhao was completely reinvigorated, and he was in his peak condition after more than two hours of meditation.
At his current cultivation rank, not eating for a few days wasn’t a big deal. Furthermore, he possessed immense energy from the Manifold Mysterious Ice Essence, and that was enough to sustain his energy expenditure. Even if he didn’t meditate, his soul power would be continuously rising, as his spiritual soul core’s greatest benefit was that it helped a soul master cultivate in every instant.
Xuan Ziwen took a few steps forward and came before Huo Yuhao. “Alright, there’s not much time left, and nighttime has befallen us. If you haven’t forge the decomposition cannon before daybreak, then you will stay here with me.”
Even though he suspected that Huo Yuhao already had his own soul core, now wasn’t the time to ask him. Xuan Ziwen had to wait for him to stay back before asking him. From his perspective, Huo Yuhao couldn’t possibly forge a Class 8 soul tool no matter how prodigious he was.
Huo Yuhao nodded and said, “You’re very cruel, Teacher Xuan. You didn’t have to give me such a complicated one even if you want me to forge a Class 8 soul tool. This soul tool breaches knowledge about space, and you would have stumped me if I hadn’t gained some understanding of spatial power in recent weeks.”
“What? You understand something about spatial power?” Xuan Ziwen’s expression was full of disregard. “Do you know what spatial power is? That’s something that only Titled Douluo or stronger individuals are worthy of studying. You little rascal, hurry up if you’re going to it, and stop delaying. I will be watching from the beginning to the end so nobody can help you cheat.”
Huo Yuhao chuckled and said, “I don’t need to cheat. Even though I’m not that confident, I’m still going to try. Let me warm up.”
He walked behind the working platform as he spoke.
Huo Yuhao’s expression immediately calmed down as he entered the are around the working platform, and even his aura seemed to become warm and calm. Xuan Ziwen was very satisfied about that point. Even though his prized student hadn’t been conducting any research into soul tools or forging them in recent months, he didn’t throw away too much regarding forging soul tools. At the very least, Huo Yuhao’s theory and concepts were still sound.
Huo Yuhao was just standing there quietly, and he was silent for about thirty seconds as he adjusted his breathing, heart rate, soul power undulations, and even his spiritual power. He allowed every inch of his aura to enter a certain rhythm.
Xuan Ziwen still had a scornful look on his face in the beginning, but his expression quickly gave way to one of surprise, and that was because Huo Yuhao’s current state was too similar to that of a very powerful soul engineer.
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