This was too sudden for them, nobody saw this double attack coming. The creature that did this obviously expected its initial spear and water balls to be blocked so it lashed out at Kinuhata Saiai with its black tentacle. Fei Fei, Bing Ling, Bishi, and Wu Yan & co didn’t respond in time.
Kinuhata Saiai’s nearest comrade is Frenda. She’s actually a bit weaker than Kinuhata Saiai, rather than help, it’s more like they are both in trouble.
Wu Yan & co reacted but it’s too late for them to do anything for Kinuhata Saiai, this attack is going to connect no matter what they did. Kinuhata Saiai started putting together more Nitrogen Armor to mitigate as much damage as possible, she gave up on thwarting this attack.
An icy blue light lit up in front of Kinuhata Saiai. A thick 1-meter wall of ice suddenly appeared between Kinuhata Saiai and the black tentacle.
The frosty aura of the ice expanded as the thick block of ice spun in midair. The black tentacle got repelled when it touched the spinning ice block.
Because of the immense repelling force, the black tentacle struggled for a short while, recovering from the shock, the black tentacle whipped at Kinuhata Saiai again. The 1 second bought by this ice block is enough to turn the tide of battle.
This series of attacks spanned less than 3 seconds. They realized their momentary moment of surprise almost got Kinuhata Saiai hurt. Other than Ikaros and Flandre-chan, the rest of them got angry.
Bluish-white lightning came forth from Wu Yan and Mikoto. Like two lightning gods that furiously descended from the heavens, they bashed the black tentacle mercilessly, their lightning struck the black tentacle.
Their brilliant display of power made the other expedition members gasp in shock. Before they are done closing their jaws, the lightning traveled along the black tentacle and shocked its owner hiding in the mist.
The creature cried in pain. It’s not loud but it carried the owner’s strength as it blew away weaker members of the expedition member. A mere wail of pain is enough to disorganize the expedition team.
Fei Fei, Bing Ling, and Bishi looked at the direction where the shout came from with grim looks.
“This aura, it’s not a peak tier 7 demonic beast…”
Bing Ling’s expression darkened.
“Even Wu Yan who can fight beyond the limitation of tiers can’t put out this oppressive aura.”
Bishi agreed with a difficult look.
“Looks like we have got a tier 8 demonic beast on our hands…”
Staring into the fog, Fei Fei sighed silently. This happened just when they are starting to delve into the deeper areas of the Giant Beasts Forest.
Wu Yan wouldn’t know what the three of them thought, he didn’t care enough to ask. The reason: He’s utterly pissed off.
Two portals rippled behind him and a pair of iron sand swords came slicing out of the portals. He magnetically controlled the blades to chop the black tentacle up into pieces.
Bellowing in deeper pain than before, the creature groaned beyond the mist. This didn’t alleviate his anger.
He stored the blades away but his eyes are still flashing with cold golden glints. Anyone’s heart would stop if they saw his look right now.
Inhaling deeply, he calmed down a bit and he appeared in front of Kinuhata Saiai.
“Saiai-chan, are you alright?”
Kinuhata Saiai patted her chest before shrugging this off, she still looked a bit spooked but that’s it.
“I am super okay! I am so super lucky that the block of ice blocked the attack for me. It would have hurt if that attack struck me!”
Hinagiku and Mikoto encircled her as they examined her for any sign of damage. Kinuhata Saiai didn’t know how to address them so she awkwardly took it.
Wu Yan thanked Sylph.
“Thank you for saving Saiai-chan…
Sylph shook her head and she said nothing. It’s pretty amazing for her to respond, Wu Yan felt odd, they just met and Sylph has always maintained a distant attitude with them.
It’s not because she thinks it beneath herself to associate with Wu Yan, this is just her natural personality. Only someone she truly accepts into her heart will elicit any form of reaction from her. Astrea only came up on Sylph’s radar after soundly defeating the princess. Before that, Wu Yan never appeared once in her thoughts.
But, for some reason, maybe Wu Yan’s mistaken or something, she’s been warming up to him since this morning, when they left the hilly area they camped at.
He started thinking back about his actions after returning to Silvaria. True enough, he can’t find anything that would have caused this change in attitude which made Wu Yan even more perplexed.
Wu Yan put away his doubt and he remembered he still had something to do.
Wu Yan scanned the mist and he told the others.
“Stand down, I want to do this next part myself…”
Wu Yan’s tone sent chills up the spines of the expedition members who heard him. His icy tone belied the volcano-like wrath threatening to take over him.
Fei Fei and the others stopped any attempt to object.
Wu Yan has been chilling since entering this forest, no demonic beasts can invoke this amount of emotional reaction from him. Even the prospect of meeting tier 9 demonic beasts only made him frown a bit but he soon recovered. But, even a child can tell he’s royally mad.
Kinuhata Saiai almost got hurt because they were stunned.
Wu Yan felt guilty but more than that, he’s very furious that this creature tried to harm his partners.
The creature that got struck with lightning bolts also lost its cool, the creature struck first.
Swish swish swish swish swish
A rain of water spears appeared from within the mist. Easily piercing the expedition team’s defensive formations, the spears rained down on Wu Yan.
Lifting his head slightly, he met the attack with an equally impressive bombardment of iron swords. Like dark spears springing forth from a crimson abyss, he expanded his Gate of Babylon and he easily made the water spears look like shredded papers with his iron sand swords.
“How dare you attack my people…”
Wu Yan unsheathed a blade that suddenly started burning after he took it out from a portal behind him. He brandished the flame sword. The metallic shine and the raging flames reflected his indomitable resolve and wrath.
“I am going to cut you into ribbons!”
When his words fell, everyone’s vision started turning red as the scarlet-red fire filled their lines of sight. At the same time, the temperature started heating up to an unbearable degree…