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Chapter 184: The Holy Ghost Church

    "Mommy returned right at that moment. I can still clearly remember that her face was exceptionally pale as she stumbled over to daddy's corpse, before she leapt forward onto his body. She was still muttering under her breath, 'I told you that I would bring you misfortune, I would bring you misfortune! Why did you have to choose an ominous woman like me? I hope I will be forgiven in another world.'

    "I wasn't even able to call out to her before she took out a small knife and viciously stabbed herself in the chest," Na Na's voice was shaking. "Mommy's blood splattered all over daddy. She turned back towards me and raised her hand to touch me, but she seemed to lose all her strength, and she collapsed on daddy just like that.

    "I was bawling at first, but all of a sudden I couldn't cry anymore. My daddy left me and my mother killed herself before my very eyes in one day - I felt as if the entire world was going to crumble around me."

    She paused for a while, and her eyes seemed to grow slack. "A stranger appeared right at that moment. He said insidiously, 'You think you can escape by doing this? Death is nothing before us, and we can still inflict suffering upon you even after death.'

    "After that, I felt a unique force coming from his body, and something seemed to fly out from both mommy and daddy's bodies. The man patted me on the head and said I would have to follow him if I wanted to see my parents again. I was still in a daze, and I followed him muddleheadedly. Another group of strangers took my parents' corpses away and buried them when I left."

    Na Na's breathing became a little rushed, as if she couldn't continue the story. She was still struggling with her emotions, and her body quivered faintly.

    Huo Yuhao walked over and patted her on the shoulder, hinting to her to that she should calm herself down.

    Na Na suddenly hugged him across the waist. "I'm afraid, I'm truly afraid. I don't know if telling you all this is the right thing to do. Perhaps I am a person of misfortune like my mother, I..."

    Huo Yuhao growled, "Fortune is relative. Everything is fabricated and empty when juxtaposed with destiny. Wake up." His eyes sparkled with golden light as he spoke, and he fired a subtle strike of Spiritual Shock into Na Na's head.

    Na Na shivered from the cold, and her body quivered violently as she let go of him.

    "I... I must have entered that nightmare again. It must be." She glanced at Huo Yuhao with a bitter smile on her face, before nodding in his direction and saying, "Thank you. I don't recall how many times I've had the same dream, and I jolt awake with tears streaming down my face every time. I can't take this torture anymore - if you're not willing to help me, I will take my own life someday. I won't be able to see my parents again in another world, but I can't be bothered anymore."

    Huo Yuhao lowered his voice and said, "You have to tell me how I can help you, or what you need me to do."

    Na Na grew silent. Huo Yuhao wasn't hasty or impatient either, as he could feel that Na Na's emotions were running wild, and her mind was conflicted.

    "I'm sorry, Huo Yuhao. I already regret this, as I cannot drag you down for selfish reasons. I can tell that you're a good person." She played the classic Samaritan card before she stood up and walked towards the door.

    "Stop." Huo Yuhao blocked her path in flash, and Na Na looked up at him with a ghastly pale face.

    Huo Yuhao patted her on the shoulder again and said, "I can tell that you're not trying to loosen the reins so you can grasp them better. Tell me what happened afterwards - what is the identity of these strangers?"

    Na Na slowly answered, "They call themselves the Holy Ghost Church, and they are an extremely mysterious and secretive organization. They told me that they had imprisoned my parents' spirits after they took me away, before they deliberately released daddy and mommy's spirits for me to see. Daddy and mommy were in so much, too much pain! They told me that I would have to be obedient and listen to them if I wanted my parents to rest in peace. Otherwise, they would trap my parents' spirits forever, and they would never be reincarnated."

    "Spiritual imprisonment?" Huo Yuhao was taken aback. Electrolux had imparted part of his knowledge of Necromancy to Huo Yuhao, so he understood something about spirits. Imprisoning the spirits of the deceased was similar to a Necromancer's ways. Pure Necromancy was used to investigate the spirit's secrets, but these people weren't that simple.

    Na Na nodded her head vigorously and said, "You must understand now why I was so frightened when you sealed my spirit - I was afraid that I would end up like my parents, and someone else would control my spirit, and I would never be reincarnated.

    "I had no choice but to obey their demands. They sent me into the Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy, and I joined the academy and started my lessons without any prior assessment. They told me that I would join their ranks officially once my cultivation reached a certain level. They would release my parents' spirits when that day came, so that they could be reborn.

    "In order to put my mind at ease, they let me see my parents' spirits once every two months. I lose all courage to defy them every time I see my parents' agony, so I can only follow their instructions. Thankfully, they haven't requested anything of me since, and only asked that I train hard, while giving me an assessment from time to time.

    "Once, I came close to the place where my parents' spirits were imprisoned when others weren't paying attention, and I heard their voices. I only found out then how my family was ruined. My mother met these people from the Holy Ghost Church when she was hunting soul beasts at a place where soul beasts gathered. They wanted mommy to join them because mommy's martial soul was unique, but mommy decisively rejected the offer. My family's nightmare began from that day onwards, and mommy herself didn't know how she ended up under their control. She was forced to join the Holy Ghost Church, and they would compel her to complete various tasks for them involuntarily. Mommy broke her shackles from time to time because of her love for daddy, so they ordered her to murder my father. My mother was extremely distraught after she killed him, to the point where she finally broke free from their grasp, and eventually committed suicide over my father's corpse. Mommy said that the thing she regretted the most was not being able to rescue me, so that I didn't have to care about them anymore, and I could be rid of the Holy Ghost Church's control once and for all. Otherwise, I would only become their tool for the rest of my life."

    Na Na's lips trembled incessantly from the emotional strain, and her tears flowed uncontrollably. "However, how can I just walk away? I am filled with so much hatred when I see the suffering that my parents' spirits go through even after death - I hate myself for not being able to save them."

    Huo Yuhao had always thought that his own background was tragic enough, but his past couldn't match up to Na Na's misfortune. If everything that she said was true, she was like a puppet under someone else's control, while her parents were dead and yet their spirits were still being tortured even after death.

    Huo Yuhao lowered his voice and asked, "How do you want me to help you?" There was determination and decisiveness in his voice already.

    Na Na lowered her head, but didn't make a sound.

    "Tell me. I can feel that everything you've said is true." Huo Yuhao was a spiritual-type soul master, and his vast spiritual sea would be a complete waste if he couldn't even tell truth from lies.

    Na Na muttered. "I was too hasty and impulsive, and I shouldn't have sought you out. The Holy Ghost Church is so powerful, and I don't even know what is it they do exactly. I'm afraid of pulling you down into the mud by boldly asking you for help."

    Huo Yuhao said, "You never thought about asking the academy for help? The Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy is one of the best academies within the entire Sun Moon Empire, and Illustrious Virtue Hall is widely revered and respected."

    Na Na growled, "How can I not have considered that? The only problem is that my considerations are useless, because they are in cahoots. I am very sure that Illustrious Virtue Hall has something going on with the Holy Ghost Church, because I remember seeing a masked elder from the Holy Ghost Church walking into Illustrious Virtue Hall late at night with my own eyes."

    Huo Yuhao's brow creased even more when she said this. The issue was more complicated and troublesome than he had thought, and figuring out its complexities wasn't going to be easy at all.

    Na Na suddenly raised her head and stared into Huo Yuhao's eyes with a resolute and determined look. "I hate the Holy Ghost Church, and I hate this academy, and I even hate this country with all its hidden corruption. I am willing to serve you and become your slave, Huo Yuhao, if you can help me release my parents' spirits. I am willing to do anything."

    Huo Yuhao shook his head. "I don't need you to serve me or become my slave."

    Na Na's body froze, and she muttered grievously, "Then you can just pretend I was never here." With that, she turned around and started walking out once more.

    Huo Yuhao grabbed her hurriedly and said, "I said I don't need you to serve me, but I didn't say I'm not willing to help you! You're an orphan just like me, so I can empathize with your feelings. I don't dare to guarantee success, but I will do everything I can. However, you have to tell me everything you know about the Holy Ghost Church first."

    Na Na's voice trembled as she said, "You... You're really willing to help me?"

    Huo Yuhao heaved a faint sigh. "I actually want to ask - why should you trust me?"

    Na Na stared at him with her swollen eyes. "I trust you because of your previous embarrassment, and because of my instincts. I can no longer take this stifled life - there is nothing left for me in this world, anyway. I will take any opportunity, no matter how slim it may be! I know many people who are much stronger than you are, but not a single one of them knows much about spiritual power. I know that they won't be able to help me, even if they want to. But you're different - you controlled my spirit with extreme ease when I used the Avenging Spirit, but you didn't hurt my spirit after so many days, and you instead strengthened my spirit. Your ability to manipulate and control spirits is the strongest of anyone that I am acquainted with."

    "This is the reason why I considered asking you for help. I don't have anything to bribe you with, except everything that I am. I will honor my word - I am willing to do anything for you if you can help rescue my parents' spirits and take them away from their suffering."

    Huo Yuhao said, "You don't have to promise me anything and I don't want desire anything from you either. All I hope for it to help your parents' spirits rest in peace." His eyes warmed up as he spoke, because he suddenly thought about his mother - if his mother were alive, how happy would she have been to see that he was a Soul Ancestor and was part of the Shrek Academy's inner courtyard?

    He thought about that man. Mother, I will fulfill the wish you never uttered - I will avenge you!

    Na Na said, "According to my understanding, the Holy Ghost Church is an enigmatic and mysterious organization. The only entity that I have been constantly interacting with is only a part of them. There should be able more than twenty people inside Radiant City. However, there should only be about three or four core members, and the rest are just outer members. However, these outer members are no lower than Soul Ancestors in cultivation."

    "What's strange is that the Holy Ghost Church is inside the Sun Moon Empire, but there aren't many soul engineers while most of them are soul masters. The strongest core member that I have seen before is roughly as powerful as a seven-ringed Soul Sage. Even though he only has seven rings, he gives me a feeling that there's more to him than that."

    "This seven-ringed Soul Sage is addressed as Elder within this group. He is always wearing a black balaclava whenever I see him, and only his eyes can be seen. The other core members are referred to as Holy Ghost Disciples. The outer members are referred to as Holy Servants, and I am also considered a Holy Servant at this point in time. I have to mask my appearance every time I approach them, and that means that us Holy Servants won't be able to recognize one another even if we meet each other on a normal day. Only the Elder knows how we look like, and the Elder has mentioned to me before that he will request to the Main Altar once I obtain six soul rings for me to become a Holy Ghost Disciple, and augment my spirit at the same time."

    Huo Yuhao interrupted and asked, "Augmenting your spirit?"

    Na Na shook her head. "I don't know what spirit augmentation means. I asked the Elder before, and he said it's some powerful divine ritual that would make us Holy Servants incredibly powerful.

    Huo Yuhao said, "Since they call themselves a church, what is their church's mission?"

    Na Na replied, "Their church mission is very vague and abstract. It is, 'Let holy light shine upon the world, let the Holy Spirit descend amongst humankind.' The Elder remarked that my parents' spirits would be released once my spirit was augmented. However, I can feel that I will no longer be myself if I actually go through that ritual. I will be like how I faced you before this, and my spirit will be arrested. I'm not strong enough for them at the moment, so they haven't done anything to me yet."

    Huo Yuhao said, "Does this mean that the others Holy Servants' situations are like you? Are they all people that the Holy Ghost Church is trying to nurture and prepare?"

    Na Na shook her head once more. "I have no idea. The Elder and the Holy Ghost Disciples strictly prohibit us Holy Servants from interacting with each other outside."

    Huo Yuhao lowered his head slightly. He became more familiar with them, but this Holy Ghost Church was truly secretive and mysterious as Na Na didn't know much about them even though she was a part of this organization.

    "Where are your parents' spirits sealed?" Huo Yuhao asked.

    Na Na answered, "They are sealed within that group's Holy Altar. That place is very sinister, and I can feel the chills every time I go there. Not only my parents' spirits are sealed there - there appears to be many spirits contained within."

    Huo Yuhao said, "So you want to bring me to this Holy Altar and let me save your parents' spirits. Am I right?"

    Na Na nodded repeatedly and said, "Yes. I have seen my parents' spirits there, but I can't get too close to that place. The closer I get, the more my spirit feels like it's being torn to pieces. Can you do it...?"

    Huo Yuhao contemplated momentarily and answered, "I can only say that I will try my best. The only thing is - can I get close to this Holy Altar?"

    Na Na said hurriedly, "My status amongst the Holy Servants is relatively high because my cultivation level is almost at Rank 60, and I am considered preemptively as a Holy Ghost Disciple. Furthermore, they know that I don't have the ability to release my parents' spirits, so they aren't that wary around me. The Elder has recently returned to the Main Altar, and there are only two Holy Ghost Disciples guarding this Side Altar. The day that I can return to visit my parents' spirits is almost upon us, and they won't raise their guard towards me as most Holy Servants are in a similar situation. If you can pretend and make yourself up into a Holy Servant, we have a good chance of slipping in. If that doesn't work..."

    Na Na's eyes flowed with sharp coldness. "You have the power to defeat the Sword Fanatic Ji Juechen, and you have me. We may yet stand a chance against two six-ringed Holy Ghost Disciples."

    Huo Yuhao tilted his head faintly and said, "Alright, then let's discuss the plan of execution." A substantial part of why he decided to help Na Na was because of what she had been through, and the rest was because of this mysterious Holy Ghost Church. They were a cult that consisted mostly of soul masters, while there was something nefarious going on between them and the Illustrious Virtue Hall, and even that was as mysterious as ever. According to Na Na's description, the Side Altar's Elders had at least seven soul rings, so that meant the main leader of this sect should be a powerful Titled Douluo. Any sect with a Titled Douluo could be considered large. Their movements and everything they did were just so dark and underhanded - he had to report this back to the academy, but he would do some scouting first.

    He was an Ultimate Soldier born from the Ultimate Soldier Plan, and he was trained to fight a lonely battle anyway. There were times where his prowess wasn't just displayed in terms of fighting strength.

    Three Days later.

    A tall and slender figure sauntered into the Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy. Her dark-red long hair was combed into a neat ponytail, and her black warrior robe masked the elegance of her slender and harmonized figure.

    The sentries responsible for guarding the main door glanced at her when she stepped him, and let her through with a grin on their faces. Everybody recognized this popular girl - Na Na of the Active Control Soul Tool Department! Rumor had it that her prowess was enough to represent the Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy in the next season's Continental Advanced Soul Master Academy Soul Dueling Tournament, and she was currently bathed in the limelight within academy.

    Most students weren't allowed to enter and leave the academy as they wished, and they would require special permission from at least a director-level teacher. However, it was clear that Na Na was an exception, and she had long been given the permission to enter and leave the academy whenever she wanted.

    Na Na's footsteps became conspicuously faster when she departed the academy. She took a few turns before her eyes darted around at her surroundings and she slunk into a dark corner.

    A tall and burly shadow separated from her body. This person had tanned skin, a gleaming bald head, and shoulders so wide that it felt like he could carry the sky on his shoulders - it was He Caitou.

    Na Na exhaled a sigh of relief and muttered, "This... This is just too incredible. You aren't expending too much soul power, are you, Yuhao?"

    Another voice came from a dark spot deflected from her body. "I'm not. Let's deal with this as quickly as we can and return."

    Na Na wasn't the only person that came out from the Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy - Huo Yuhao and He Caitou were also with her. Today was the day when Na Na was allowed to visit her parents' spirits, and Huo Yuhao requested He Caitou's help for safety reasons, so that they would succeed on their first try.

    The quality changes of his spiritual sea improved some of Huo Yuhao's spiritual-type soul skills in the long run, and that included the mighty Imitation. He relied upon his powerful spiritual power to forcefully disguise himself and even He Caitou's form as Na Na's shadow. Only upon closer inspection would one realize that Na Na's shadow occasionally became layered, but that nuance was undetectable under normal circumstances. Cover and concealment was an important part of the Ultimate Soldier Plan, and Huo Yuhao could use this ability for a prolonged period of time with his immense spiritual sea.

    He Caitou gave Na Na a thumbs-up, and he didn't interact with Huo Yuhao at all before he quickly vanished into the darkness.

    Na Na took a deep breath and tried her best to calm her excited emotions, before she came out from the darkness and continued on to her original destination.

    The Radiant City was the Sun Moon Empire's capital, and it was an extremely vast patch of land. The giant city without walls was bustling and they were in the early evening when the lanterns were first lit.

    Na Na proceeded quickly, and she was familiar with the path. She was more than a meter and eighty centimeters tall and that gave her exceptionally long and slender legs. She was just walking, but her light footsteps made her seem like she was riding the wind and made her movement seem as fast as lightning.

    Even with her speed, her brisk walk took more than thirty minutes before she began to slow down. She stared at an unassuming building quite a distance away from her as she mumbled under her breath, "We're here. That courtyard, about three hundred meters ahead - the interior structure with the black ceiling."

    Huo Yuhao's void rang out. "Don't worry, you have me."

    There were many different tall buildings and structures in Radiant City that one wouldn't see elsewhere. They came from the widespread use of soul tools, and the Sun Moon Empire was the leading country in terms of architecture across the entire continent.

    Na Na arrived at another corner of a street. This time, she wore a white headdress with she wore another conical bamboo hat that draped around her head, before she quickly proceeded towards the location she just described.

    This courtyard appeared especially dull and plain amongst the various structures around it. Na Na raised her hand and tapped lightly on the door a total of five times, three long ones and two short.

    A crack opened in the door, and Na Na zipped in through the crack in a flash.

    The person that came forward to open the door was a youth fully dressed in black, and he was wearing the same conical bamboo hat.

    It was like an entirely different world inside the courtyard. The courtyard was like a labyrinth, and various plants were grown all around, while courtyard seemed a lot bigger than it did from the outside. Sprawling vines climbed over all sorts of plants and blocked off vision from above. This was a very typical arrangement inside the Radiant City, as there just too many skyscrapers and nobody wanted to expose their privacies, and so they used these plants to prevent people higher up in these skyscrapers from seeing them.

    The man in the conical bamboo hat nodded subtly at Na Na before he moved to one side. Na Na returned the gesture, and she followed a small path towards the structure with a black and circular top in the center of the courtyard.

    This structure was roughly a hundred square meters in surface area, and it wasn't considered extremely spacious. The door was open, and Na Na opened her stride and stepped in.

    There two individuals clad in white inside the room. They were not wearing conical bamboo hat, and they were all wearing balaclavas that matched the color of their clothes. They both watched Na Na step into the room and one of them raised an arm to stop her before he made a gesture towards her.

    Na Na raised her hand and retrieved a circular token, and handed it over. It was a token that was completely black, and there seemed to be two skulls faintly engraved on its surface.

    She deliberately deepened her voice and said, "Long live the Holy Emperor, and may the Holy Lady remain eternally young."

    The two white-robed individuals quickly bowed down, and they also deliberately deepened their voice before they repeated Na Na's words. "Long live the Holy Emperor, May the Sacred Lady have eternal beauty."

    One of them said, "Sir, both the Great Holy Ghost and the Second Holy Ghost are here. Do you want to go down right now?

    "Yes." Na Na nodded her head.

    The man returned the medallion back to her and made a gesture that signaled for her to proceed.

    Na Na ventured deeper into the room. The room was arranged very simply and seemed like a normal family, and it didn't have any special ornaments or decorations. Na Na came before a table and pressed down hard on its surface. The table's four legs immediately sank into the ground, and sounds of gears crackling could be heard as an opening that was roughly one square meter cracked open on the surface. Thin traces of light could be seen coming from within.

    Na Na entered swiftly and followed the vertical tunnel all the way down. The tunnel was about five meters deep, and she arrived into a vast hall that was much bigger and more spacious compared to what was above it, and it was at least three hundred square meters in surface area. However, it appeared a little sinister and barren.

    There were two people seated at a table in the innermost region of the hall, and they were both dressed in white and wore balaclavas as well. However, there were silver patterns that ran through their white clothes, and they were enjoying a sumptuous and exquisite feast that was laid out across the table at this moment. Their balaclavas were pushed up to their nose.

    Na Na took a few quick steps forward and said respectfully, "Greetings, Great Holy Ghost and Second Holy Ghost."

    The relatively more well-built man seated on the left said with a muffled voice, "You're here already? Go in yourself, there's nothing much to see. You should work harder so that you can officially become one of us, and everything will be resolved."

    Na Na answered respectfully, "Thank you for pointers, Great Holy Ghost." With that, she started walking towards a small door beside the two Holy Ghost Disciples.

    Right when she was about to approach the small door, the Second Holy Ghost sitting on the other side suddenly exclaimed, "Wait!"

    Na Na felt her heart skip a beat, but she still asked with a calm expression on her face. "What's wrong, Second Holy Ghost?"

    The Second Holy Ghost lowered his voice and said, "I think I smell a stranger in the midst."

    The Great Holy Ghost snapped, "Enough. Have you had too much to drink? Do you really think you have a dog's nose?"

    The Second Holy Ghost got to his feet and moved his nose vigorously. He suddenly shouted, "No! There's a stranger inside. Seal the holy altar, big brother." His body flashed forward as he spoke, and he reached out with his right arm explosively and actually extended itself by more than a meter as he came right for Na Na.

    Na Na retreated in shock as if she had no idea what to do or what was going on. She was still shouting, "Save me, Great Holy Ghost! I didn't do anything!"

    The Great Holy Ghost seemed to trust his brother far more than he trusted Na Na. He leapt forward and blocked off the tiny door, while the two yellow, two purple, and two black soul rings rose up at the same time.

    However, a sphere of golden light glimmered beside him without warning right at this moment and slammed toward his head. The Great Holy Ghost shrieked in surprise when the golden sphere appeared, and he immediately transformed into a ball of smoke and dodged away into the distance.

    The golden fist bashed into space, and the entire underground hall seemed to shudder violently in response. The Great Holy Ghost's body reappeared ten meters away, but he exclaimed agonizingly as he vomited out a pool of blood before he crumpled to the ground. Even though that fist didn't hit its target, it still managed to wound him.

    Huo Yuhao's figure revealed himself from the darkness. He had prepared for this moment for a long time, and this was the first time he officially launched his Sovereign's Descent after his spirit's quality change - however, it didn't obliterate his opponent like he had expected.

    Na Na stopped pretending on the other side. A streak of scarlet red light surged into the sky like a whip and slashed towards the Second Holy Ghost's ink-black right claw.

    "Clang!" The Second Holy Ghost actually used his own right hand to take on the Scarletflame Blade, which was a Class 5 soul tool. Six soul rings appeared on his body, and all six of them started to burn before they transformed into black fire that enveloped his body inside. The Second Holy Ghost's body jerked violently within the black flames, and the clothes on his body immediately crumbled into pieces while his body grew to over three meters tall. All the flesh on his body were completely gone, and he transformed into a tremendous black skeleton.

    Huo Yuhao stared at the spiritual fire dancing around in the Second Holy Ghost's eyes and he growled, "An evil soul master?"

    The Great Holy Ghost leapt to his feet on the other side. He roared into the sky as he stomped the floor with his right foot, and the wall inside hall cracked open just like that. The first two soul rings on his body began to incinerate like those of the Second Holy Ghost, and six skeletons stumbled out from the cracks in the wall before they coordinated with the Second Holy Ghost and pounced at Huo Yuhao and Na Na.

    Huo Yuhao grunted indifferently. Evil soul masters were like nightmares for normal soul masters, but Huo Yuhao was different - he possessed the power of Necromancy. Evil soul masters that mainly played around with spirits were actually easier for him to handle.

    A golden vertical eye cracked open on his forehead. Huo Yuhao had no intention to hold back against these evil soul masters, and radiant golden light flickered in his golden eye before the Second Holy Ghost at the vanguard crumpled onto the ground with a stumble.

    One could clearly see a green ball of flame exploding forth from his skeletal head, before it transformed into a circle of green light and dissipated into the air.

    The colossal black skeleton crashed onto the ground - one-hit knockout!

    The ability to control spirits and immediately incinerate his soul rings was a unique evil soul master skill, and the Second Holy Ghost used this ability to raise his power to that of a seven-ringed martial soul true body. His physical body was so strong and tough that even Class 6 soul tools couldn't fight against it. He possessed immense strength and was also incredibly quick.

    It was a pity that Huo Yuhao was his opponent. Huo Yuhao didn't need to collide against the powerful skeleton at all - instead, he used the Spiritual Shock with his Eye of Destiny and targeted his opponent's soul. The Second Holy Ghost was probably superior to Huo Yuhao in terms of battle prowess, but he paled in comparison to Huo Yuhao's spiritual power. This was without taking into account Huo Yuhao's knowledge regarding Necromancy, and the fact that he had understood a whole lot more about human spirits.

    His eyes turned gray, and Huo Yuhao started chanting a curse under his breath. Na Na rushed forward to block the six skeletons, and Huo Yuhao took this chance to draw a punctuation in the sky before he pressed it forward ferociously.

    The formless punctuation swiftly turned gray and immediately expanded in the sky. One could see spot after spot of green drifting in Huo Yuhao's direction in the next moment.

    Huo Yuhao growled, "Coagulate!" The green light specks quickly coagulated to form an eerie green flame that waltzed incessantly before him.

    Huo Yuhao exclaimed coldly, "Let me cleanse you of your sins!" Intense brilliance erupted from the Eye of Destiny on his forehead, and a single pillar of golden light glowed as the eerie green flame immediately turned golden. Agonizing and harrowing howls could be heard resonating through the entire underground cavern, and the eerie green flame was completely consumed by the golden luster in no time. It was converted into a tiny speck of golden flame that descended upon Huo Yuhao's fingertip.

    The Great Holy Ghost turned pale with fright. "You... You burned his spirit! How is that possible? Are you... are you also an evil soul master? We are the Holy Ghost Sect, our Holy Emperor..."

    "You'll get your chance to talk." Huo Yuhao swung his right hand and the speck of golden flame flew out, landing upon the large black skeleton. He pounced forward in a flash as he slashed ferociously with his a complete version of his right hand's Darkgolden Terrorclaw and dashed three skeletons called out by the Great Holy Ghost into dust. Na Na took care of two more, and the last one was no longer a threat.

    The Great Holy Ghost was overcome with fear at this point. He could feel that the powers that Huo Yuhao had displayed were similar to his own, but there was something that this person possessed that was vastly different from them.

    "Go to hell, both of you." All six of the Great Holy Ghost's six soul rings burned up at the same time, and his entire body erupted with a layer of white flame.

    Huo Yuhao raised his hand and pulled Na Na behind him as he blasted the remaining skeleton into pieces with an Ice Empress' Wrath.

    Evil soul masters typically had an extremely formidable and explosive skill - he couldn't put Na Na in harm's way.

    The white flames that surged from the Great Holy Ghost's body seemed to contain harrowing and shrill howls that belonged to vengeful spirits. A small door exploded open in the next moment, before an overbearing and rippling wave of terrifying power poured forth from within that small door. Both Na Na and Huo Yuhao felt their bodies tighten even at with their cultivation level as they stumbled backwards.

    They could see sphere after sphere of transparent light of varying colors flying out from the small door. There seemed to be a human face on every single sphere, except these faces were violently twisting and contorting.
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