The white light was so dazzling. An indescribable force instantly illuminated the underground world.
Shura had been waiting for the best time. When Quilliana was ready to activate the ‘lord’s gift’ and the defense of the bone towers was at its lowest point, she finally showed her last fangs. Quilliana’s angry blow to kill Shura was equivalent to giving another boost to the ‘nuclear bomb’.
If Quilliana’s original body was here, no matter how powerful ‘Brilliant Thunder of Light’ and ‘Cosmos Annihilation’ were, it couldn’t cause much damage, but what appeared in the main altar was just a projection of her.
Originally, the bone towers, which had a strong faith power and blood sacrifice power, could withstand and share the damage suffered by the main altar, but now due to the main sacrifice ceremony to summon Quilliana, all the power of the bone towers was devoured by the main altar. Although there were many protections on the outside of the underground world, the inner area of the main altar was at its most vulnerable and could not resist this terrifying destructive force.
In fact, this enhanced version of Brilliant Thunder of Light was originally prepared by Chen Rui for the trip to the Holy Light Mountain. It was likely to be ‘repaid’ to Raphael, but he went to the Holy Light Mountain for the purpose of Tiffany and the source of creation, which was his personal gains and losses. The descent of the Abyss was a disaster for all living beings. Therefore, after weighing the pros and cons, he finally gave this ‘big gift’ to Quilliana.
Wherever the incomparably bright white light goes, everything, the Black Death Followers, the bone towers, the corpse road… instantly turned into particles and disappeared without a trace. Quilliana’s avatar only lasted for a few seconds, and she could no longer bear the terrifying power. In the shrill scream, she turned into nothingness together with the main altar.
The entire Mias Empire was shaking, the earth was cracking open, and the surrounding seawater was also affected by this terrifying force. A huge tide like a tsunami appeared. The clueless people thought that some kind of strong earthquake had occurred. They all fled from their houses in panic.
It took a long time for the ‘earthquake’ to subside, and the area where the imperial tomb was located had collapsed. If it weren’t for the strong protection set up by the main altar to prevent invasion, the power of this explosion would be enough to sink the entire island empire in the sea.
At the moment the main altar was annihilated, Quilliana at the Shion Palace shuddered. Her power suddenly stopped as she covered her head and screamed in pain.
“Damn it! Even if you destroy the main altar, the will of the Abyss will not be destroyed! It won’t be long before we meet again! By then…”
The words stopped abruptly before she finished speaking. In the blue eyes, the terrifying blood red gradually faded away, and the hideous ‘armor’ and sharp-blade-like nails disappeared at a speed visible to the naked eye, returning to the naked female body.
On her perfect body, the terrifying ‘patterns’ no longer existed, but she seemed to have lost all her strength. She staggered and slumped forward.
Chen Rui’s figure flashed and caught hold of Veronica before he slowly sat down.
Veronica’s sea-blue eyes looked exhausted, but her gaze carried an unprecedented peace.
“You did it, Little Arthur. No, I call you Arthur…”
“You pulled me up from the abyss of despair with both hands.”
Veronica’s beauty was comparable to that of Catherine and Zola, and her mature and perfect naked body was full of allure. However, Chen Rui’s eyes did not have any other thoughts at this moment, only a touch of sadness.
Whether it was the previous surpassing the Hatred Heart or the struggle with Quilliana, it was at the cost of burning her soul. Not to mention, Quilliana had exhausted all the power of this soul variant physique in order to kill Chen Rui.
Now Veronica’s body and soul were exhausted. Even the resurrection potion couldn’t work.
Veronica raised her hand and slowly stroked his face, “Little Arthur, you have grown up, take good care of yourself and the people around you in the future. My heart will always be with you.”
Chen Rui smiled as tears fell down on Veronica’s face. In his consciousness, an incomparably rich sadness surged into his heart. Whilst in perplexion, he couldn’t tell whether it was originally ‘Arthur’ or his.
“Sorry, I’m not the original Arthur.”
“Your tears are as warm as the sun.” Veronica looked at the sky. Although there was only moonlight, she seemed to see the sun, “I finally don’t have to hope anymore, because I’m already bathed in the sun… …”
Her figure gradually became thinner, and her beautiful smile was still peaceful. She suddenly raised her body and gently kissed Chen Rui’s lips.
Chen Rui trembled slightly. Before he had time to feel the touch of tenderness, the body in his arms lightened and dissipated into countless luminous spots. It was like a butterfly waving its wings to say goodbye.
He raised his head, looked at the luminous spots that were gradually dissipating in the air, and gently stretched out his hand. The luminous spots lingered in his hand for a moment with nostalgia and began to disappear.
In the air, a silver-white thing appeared, emitting a soft white light. All the luminous spots were quickly absorbed into it.
In addition to the [Holy Protection] that assisted the battle, the Holy Grail had another function, which was the [Holy Soul].
Originally, Chen Rui’s plan was to use the Holy Soul’s skill to stabilize Python, the biggest threat, but he didn’t expect it to be the last hope to save Veronica.
[Holy Soul] could put the damaged soul entity in the Holy Grail to nurture it until it recovered, and the effect of [Holy Soul] could be enhanced by sacrificing some kind of light power. However, [Holy Soul] was not omnipotent. The degree and time of recovery depended on the degree of damage to the soul entity. Veronica’s soul had almost completely collapsed, which was completely different from the damage of Python. No one knew the time needed for recovery or when she would recover.
Chen Rui closed his eyes and felt the warmth that seemed to still exist around him. The entire spirit power was also undergoing some kind of special change. The original ‘Arthur’ subconsciousness in the depths of his heart gradually dissipated and merged into his soul. His soul power was also strengthened with gradual refinement.
After a long time, he finally opened his eyes and strode out.
Before Chen Rui entered the Shion Palace, the strongest ancient runes formation had been deployed around using the prepared items, blocking the movement and power inside of the Shion Palace. Although the battle just now was very fierce, there was no sound outside – This battle was a combination of massive faith power and Chen Rui’s original body. If he was defeated by Quilliana, the formation would collapse.
When Chen Rui left, he did not close the formation directly, but turned on the runes function at a certain time. After a certain period of time passed, it would gradually disappear, revealing the true appearance of the Shion Palace, which was razed to the ground.
Chen Rui did not stop all the way and walked straight to the palace hall.
This time, he came to Yerodisha to meet this ‘father’.
Unsurprisingly, even though it was late at night, Lex the Great was still waiting for him in the main hall, and no one stopped him along the way.
“Your Majesty has been waiting for a long time.” Chen Rui came to the steps under the throne as he stood still and bowed.
“You also know that I’ve been ‘waiting’ for a long time?” Lex the Great snorted coldly, “You were quite comfortable in the Shion Palace.”
Hearing the word ‘comfortable’, Chen Rui shrugged speechlessly without explaining.
“You and the wife of your dead Uncle Sophil…” Lex the Great deliberately used this more taboo title.
Chen Rui shook his head and said, “There is no more ‘Sophil’s wife’ in this world.”
“You’ve made up your mind to take her away at all costs?”
“No, I haven’t finished my words. In this world, not only is there no ‘Sophil’s widow’, but there is also no ‘Veronica’ – No more.”
Lex the Great understood the meaning of this sentence, and he showed a shocked expression as if it was the first time he got to know the ‘son’ in front of him, “I really underestimate you, Arthur. You can be so cruel… I have to admit it. You already have the most important quality a ruler should have.”
“The most important quality… is being ruthless?” Chen Rui said indifferently, “All obstacles in front of that road, everyone, will be removed without hesitation, right? Your Majesty.”
Lex the Great narrowed his eyes slightly, “Are you asking knowingly?”
“Really?” Chen Rui showed an indifferent expression, “Looks like I asked a foolish question.”
“It’s not because of this question that you’re foolish. It’s…” Lex the Great held an extra piece of paper, which Chen Rui handed to him at the beginning, “I still don’t understand, it’s unbelievably foolish. “
“Isn’t Your Majesty doing this? Maybe you are still on guard, lest falling into a trap.” Chen Rui smiled, “Don’t tell me that Your Majesty never had this idea. Even if I didn’t ask explicitly, it’s just a matter of time.”
It turned out that the content of that paper was the real reason why the Golden Estate was ostracized, suppressed and even coerced during this period. The mastermind of everything was actually ‘Arthur’ himself.
“Are you willing to give up all this? Perhaps you are ready to give up all your efforts long ago?” Lex the Great shook his head, “Just for the Holy Light Robe? It’s just a symbolic item. Even if it has a special meaning to the church, it will not bring you any real and practical benefits. You clearly have the support of the church, and you have shown such ability, plus that kind of resolute will and means. Even if you overthrow me now, it’s not impossible to sit on this throne. Why did you make such a decision?”
“Shouldn’t Your Majesty be happy? Today I came to the door, indirectly killing the legion commander of the capital garrison, and fornicating with the so-called uncle’s widow. Isn’t this creating the best chance for Your Majesty?” Chen Rui looked around the quiet hall, “But, do you really know what I want? Your Majesty.”
“I don’t know.” Lex’s fingers slowly tapped the armrest of the throne, “I just know that you shouldn’t come alone today.”
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