After a long time, the huge resonance power from the Holy Light Mountain, or more precisely, the Hall of Light, finally subsided, but Chen Rui felt that the ‘special sense’ of the creation origin was still there. If he could maintain this perception, the understanding and application of creation origin would definitely be much deeper.
Gralin once said that when he gathered the 3 holy relics and got recognition, he could get incredible insights and had power far beyond Saint. This sentence did not seem to be bluffing as Chen Rui really felt this ‘incredible insight’ today.
Not only Chen Rui, the temptation was also quite big for Python who yearned for the creation origin. The soul hidden in the 6-star imprint couldn’t help but tremble. However, both Python and Chen Rui were very clear that ‘Arthur’ was only a Warrior, and this was the enemy’s nest. There were terrifying enemies like Raphael and Michael. Thus, it was not the time to comprehend now. If they accidentally showed any flaws, all previous efforts would be futile.
Therefore, Python reluctantly shielded her sensing power, so as not to leak her breath.
Unlike Python, Chen Rui had the good thing of [Deep Analysis], which quickly ‘recorded’ the comprehension into his memory without any abnormality on the surface. His mind moved slightly, and the 3 holy relics were put away.
Vantis gave an unabashed expression of admiration, “Your Holiness Arthur, I never thought that your first visit to the Holy Light Mountain would cause such an amazing miracle. Obviously, you are of God’s favor, deserving to be the ‘Holy Child’ indeed. The canonization ceremony of the Holy Child will be held in 3 months. Before that, you will temporarily live in the Holy Light Temple in the Holy Light City. After the canonization ceremony is completed, you will officially settle in the Holy Light Mountain’s Divinity Seal Summit.”
The Divinity Seal Summit was the head of the Holy Light Mountain 3 major summits, and it was where Pope Vantis himself was located. It was the highest spiritual symbol of the Holy Church. Vantis’ move showed his position and attitude – Although ‘Arthur’ was ‘driven out’ of the Dragon Bright Empire by Lex, and he even cut off the father-son relationship, in the Holy Light Mountain, I, Vantis, won’t be as authoritarian as Lex. You ‘Arthur’ are definitely the next pope.
In fact, Vantis might have the same fear and unwillingness in his mind as Lex. He represented the Michael family whereas ‘Arthur’ was obviously the Raphael family. However, at present, Michael had fallen into a deep sleep, and Gabriel had disappeared for many years. Only the awakened Raphael was in control of the overall situation.
Since ‘Arthur’ was directly promoted by Raphael himself, and he had been recognized by the 3 holy relics, especially the Crown of Thorns, his status was naturally unshakable. According to Raphael, ‘Arthur’ had also made an unimaginable great contribution. He destroyed 1 of the 3 main altars of the Black Death Follower!
The main altar, which the church had investigated for many years to no avail, was actually destroyed by ‘Arthur’. It was actually ‘Arthur”s guardian and Raphael who was summoned by ‘Arthur’, but the great contribution of ‘Arthur’ was beyond doubt.
Considering this, Vantis had to suppress any of his thoughts. Although the pope held the supreme power of the entire church and had a great reputation, he was actually just a chess piece manipulated by Michael or simply an ant in the eyes of 3 archangels. If he really offended Raphael, he would only be annihilated. Raphael would at most explain to Michael, then he would choose another person to come to power.
“As ordered.” Chen Rui showed a respectful expression. He was not at all high-spirited because of the news announced by Vantis or the ‘miracle’ that was triggered before, but he appeared humble and low-key.
Vantis nodded, and he seemed quite satisfied with Chen Rui’s gesture. He took him to the Holy Light Hall in person.
The Holy Light Hall was located on a giant tower, which could have a panoramic view of the whole Holy Light City. It was the core of the Holy Light City. Without the permission of the pope and archbishop, even cardinals couldn’t set foot in it without permission.
There was a powerful magic circle protection inside and outside the Holy Light Hall, and there were a large number of Glorious Knights guarding the entrance. In this base camp of the Holy Church, there was basically no security problem, but more of a symbol and authority.
After some courtesies, Chen Rui sent Vantis and others away as he settled down in the Holy Light Hall.
The resonance of the creation origin caused by the 3 holy relics made Python’s mind active. Although this feeling was far from being comparable to directly facing the Book of Creation, it was also an extremely rare feeling. It was also better than sneaking into the top of the Holy Light Mountain. The Light Divinity Temple was much safer. Therefore, Python immediately left the hidden 6-star imprint and began to modify the magic circle of the entire hall. She wanted to change this magic circle into a special formation that could magnify and evoke external forces – With her strength, those Glorious Knights couldn’t detect these movements at all.
“Yini, what happened?” Chen Rui asked Isabella immediately after Python left.
In the previous welcoming ceremony outside the city, he clearly sensed the strong mental fluctuation of Isabella. The source seemed to be 1 of the 3 giant leaders, the Holy Lady Eudora of the Holy Blessing Hall?
Isabella gave a bitter smile, shook her head, and said nothing.
“The magic circle structure on the rooftops outside seems to be interesting. I’ll go take a look.” Zola suddenly spoke up. Although Ms. Fairy Dragon normally liked to fake daze to prank others, when it was time to fake daze, she wouldn’t probe further and be sensible.
Chen Rui understood Zola’s intentions, so he nodded to her as he watched Ms. Fairy Dragon out of the hall. He looked at Isabella again, and her blue eyes turned a little red.
No doubt, in the beginning, she was trying to suppress a certain emotion.
“It’s nothing, I just feel stupid.” Isabella lowered her head as her veil was soaked in tears. Her trembling voice was filled with remorse, “It’s really indescribable stupidity.”
Chen Rui didn’t ask more as he took her hand and sat down face to face. It was certainly not an ordinary thing to be able to make Isabella, who had always been calm and resourceful, lose her composure.
Isabella rested her head on his chest as her shoulders shook slightly. All Chen Rui could do was kiss and stroke her hair lovingly.
After a while, Isabella finally stopped sobbing and said hoarsely, “I finally understand why the Breeze Shadow Boots are in the Holy Light Mountain.”
Chen Rui’s mind moved. More than 100 years ago, Isabella, who was still an ignorant girl, was bewitched by a man from the human world. She was loyal and gave her heart to that man.
She did not hesitate to turn against her family and become enemies with her sisters to steal the highest artifact, Breeze Shadow Boots, of the family before she handed them over to the man. As a result, the man abandoned Isabella immediately after getting the artifact, and he cast a deadly [Light Annihilation Seal] on her before he eventually disappeared.
This man not only deceived the girl’s feelings for the sake of artifact, but he also tried to murder her. This man was really extremely vicious and sinister.
Last time, Chen Rui regained the Breeze Shadow Boots from the Light Divinity Temple in the battle of the Holy Light Mountain and handed them back to Isabella. The man in the human world must have something to do with the church. Chen Rui had the intention to revenge for Isabella. It was a pity that he hadn’t been able to find out who this person was.
Judging from what Isabella said just now and her previous mood swings, that man is actually…
Chen Rui suddenly thought of what Isabella said before being seriously injured by Broc and dying, “That man only saw artifacts in his eyes, and he even showed great restraint when I dedicated myself. It was after he got an artifact and abandoned me mercilessly that I learned that he actually hates women very much and likes men!”
Being able to resist Isabella’s stunning attraction and even disdain for dedicating her body, plus a liking for men, Chen Rui naturally preconceived that the man was a ‘gay guy’.
It now appeared that a fundamental concept had been misguided before.
Those who don’t like women and like men, are not only ‘non-mainstream’ gays, but also – women!
The Holy Lady is a woman!
Right, in the trial battle of Starlight College’s Star Tower, I once defeated the 4-winged angel, Ze Hongen, known as ‘God of Exploration’. He once revealed that the ‘Wind Badge’ was related to a woman…
It turned out that this was the truth back then!
Chen Rui held Isabella’s hand, “Are you sure it’s her?”
Isabella knew that Chen Rui had understood, and she nodded, “Although her appearance is hidden, her temperament and intuition… even if she turns to ashes, I can still recognize it. Not only that, she also used the secret technique back then to devour my Belphegor Royal Family’s secret treasure ‘Heart of Flame Lightning’ and my own power. Now she still has the remaining secret treasure breath that has not been fully absorbed. and I can clearly sense it through ‘Evil Blue Tear’.”
No doubt, the person who snatched the Breeze Shadow Boots back then is Holy Lady Eudora who disguised herself as a man!
Chen Rui was shocked, “Your strength was devoured by her back then? How come you never told me about it?!”
“Sorry.” Isabella lowered her head.
“It’s alright.” Chen Rui sighed and shook his head, “I was just blaming myself. I didn’t know you suffered so much.”
The Breeze Shadow Boots incident left a fatal wound in Isabella’s heart, and her whole personality changed drastically because of it. She almost died with hatred. Although she slowly healed after being comforted by true love, she was definitely not willing to uncover this scar.
Isabella leaned her whole body into his arms and smiled bitterly, “I deserved it all. I killed my father, Sabrina and those people. Everything was because of me… 100 years before I met you, I hated everyone, but I hated myself the most.”
“It was all in the past. Forget those hatreds and self-blame, okay?” Chen Rui hugged the trembling body in his arms, “We have better lives and a more hopeful future.”
“You have proved all your commitments with your actions. If the greatest misfortune in my life is to meet a ‘man’, then the greatest luck is to meet another man.” Isabella pressed her face to his heart, ” I don’t know how valuable things are until I lose them. I understand what you mean. I will listen to you in everything, my man.”
Chen Rui nodded. In any case, I must avenge this. I must not let Isabella suffer in vain.
“Actually, to put it bluntly, I was just stupid back then.” Isabella took a deep breath and gradually calmed down, “She wasn’t originally strong. It was only after she devoured my power and the secret treasure that her strength improved. What is certain is that she is very proficient in disguise technique, which hides her gender and appearance – As a weak woman, who goes to the dangerous Demon Realm alone, it is really a good way to protect herself. It’s just that her secret technique of devouring is as vicious as her heart, but the secret treasure of the Belphegor Royal Family is not easy to devour. In addition to fire element power, the ‘Heart of Flame Lightning’ has the powerful wind element. After she got the Breeze Shadow Boots from me back then, for fear of losing them, she forcibly devoured them, causing internal injury. Judging from the breath I sensed just now, the effect of wind element recoil is still there. Unless she uses some special power to expand her own fire element power to an extremely huge ‘quantity’, she cannot completely integrate the power of the wind element.”
“Duoduo!” Chen Rui blurted out. Now he had fully understood why Eudora tried to find all possible ways to absorb the power of the phoenix. It was to completely cancel the recoil of ‘Heart of Flame Lightning’!
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