“Sog, you’re really awake!” Tag was overjoyed and stood up. Chen Rui wiped his sweat and signaled to Queen Medusa and Delong that they could release their restraint.
Sog got up slowly and shook his head, saying, “In fact, I was always awake, but my consciousness was being controlled. My body executed commands involuntarily. The other earth elementals must be the same.”
“Sog, tell me, what happened to the great king?”
Sog sighed, “To be precise, that is no longer our king!”
Tag was shocked. He thought of the “Glorfin” that Chen Rui mentioned said in shock, “Has the king’s consciousness been taken over?”
Sog shook his head. “Even if it has not been completely taken over, I’m afraid it’s almost there. That person will soon really control the king! At that time, all creatures in the underworld will be destroyed!”
Whether it was Chen Rui or Delong and Queen Medusa who were listening to the translation at the side, they were astonished when they heard the news.
Chen Rui took a deep breath and asked, “Sog, can you tell everything you know?”
Saugu glanced at this strange “demon”. He crossed his arms and bowed. “Although you are weak, you have all kinds of magical abilities. Thank you for saving my fallen will.”
“You’re welcome. I’m a friend of the earth elemental.” Chen Rui followed suit and returned a bow. He asked, “If I may ask, I’ve learned a lot from Tag about the Earth Elemental King, and also inferred the true origins of ‘that person’. Since you have always been awake, you must know more about it. Please elaborate in detail. We have now united the forces of the awake earth elementals, the taurens and the medusas. We must try to stop that person and wake the Earth Elemental King as soon as possible.”
“The best way is to remove the mask from the king’s face.” Sorg continued shaking his head. “At the time, I pretended to accept the mutation and tried a sneak attack, but I couldn’t compete with the mental power of the Demon Overlord. As a result, I got controlled before I could do anything. I ended up truly accepting the ‘mutation’ until now.”
Tag suddenly realized the truth. “So you wanted to take off the king’s mask, that’s why you were controlled?”
“I initially intended to peek into the secret of mutation, but was later found out by the king. At least pretending to accept the mutation allowed me to attempt to remove the mask, but it ultimately failed.” There was a hint of fear in Sog’s voice. “The power of that mask is too terrifying. At the time, all I did was get close to the king, and it felt like my element soul was about to be swallowed by that mask…”
Chen Rui groaned, “From the current situation, the Earth Elemental King can’t rely on his own strength to remove the mask, and the access passage to above ground has already been destroyed. We must do something, otherwise we can only stay here and wait for death.”
“We elemental people are condensed in our natural elements. After the death, the element dissipates, but it is just changing our way of survival.” Tag was very “enlighted”; he didn’t care about life and death. “But I can’t let the king become a controlled puppet. That is why I led the earth elementals to leave the Earth Realm at first. Now, It is time for us to go back. I hope our death can give the king a chance to regain consciousness.”
Sog nodded strongly. “Let’s go back together!”
When Chen Rui heard that two elite earth elementals wanted to use their deaths to awaken the king, he quickly stopped them, “Don’t make any unnecessary sacrifices. “That person” is called Glorfin Beelzebub, a Demon Overlord-level powerhouse. The mask is one of the seven demon artifacts, the ‘God-Eating Mask’. The artifact is very powerful. Now that the Earth Elemental King has basically been completely controlled, even if you all die in front of the king, you will not be able to shake the will of the artifact. Sog, think back carefully. Is there any other way? Oh right, what is the relationship between the fountain of life and the Earth Elemental King’s current status?”
This reminded Sog of something. He thought deeply for a moment and said, “If you can destroy the fountain of life, you might be able to delay or even prevent that person’s control.”
“No!” When Queen Medusa and the tauren leader heard the translation, they spoke at almost at the same time. No matter the reason, if the fountain of life was destroyed, it was equivalent to directly severing the vitality and continuity of the two tribes. It was no different from death .
Chen Rui had an idea. He said, “Delong, my friend, do you remember where the taurens’ fountain of life went?”
Delong reacted immediately. Surprise colored its bull eyes. “Do you mean…”
“Let me first ask this earth elemental what the relationship between the fountain of life and the revival of that Demon Overlord is.”
Sog answered Chen Rui’s question quickly. “The Earth Realm and the trolls’ original fountains of life did not dry up, but were being controlled by Glorfin’s strange powers. His purpose was to draw the power of the fountain and keep strengthening his own fill, further suppressing the Earth Elemental King’s will.”
Chen Rui finally understood. It turned out that after learning that the taurens and the medusas had formed an alliance, Glorfin understood that just relying on the demonic flies and the mutant earth elemental people’s powers could not eliminate the two strongest creature tribes the way he did with the trolls, so he changed his strategy. He focused on the fountain of life. Heand constantly used his strange powers to draw power from the fountain of life and seal it away at the same time. As long as he could fully control the Earth Elemental King’s will, wouldn’t destroying the taurens and the medusas be very easy?
At present, the most important thing was to buy time. They must transplant the medusas’ fountain of life to Galaxy Garden as soon as possible, and first they needed to obtain Queen Medusa’s consent.
“Queen Royal Highness, I have an important matter to discuss with you. This matter is directly related to the medusas and taurens’ survival…”
Queen Medusa listened to him talk continuously, her golden snake pupil flickering irregularly. A moment later, she said, “The taurens being able to cast metal weapons turned out to be your work! You also used your special ability to keep the taurens’ fountain of life? It truly is a very fascinating power. No wonder you could escape from my hand that day. Furthermore, I had obviously used petrification on you, yet you are safe and sound. But once you collect all the fountains of life and do not return them, it is tantamount to seizing the lifeblood of the taurens and Medusas. Even if the Earth Elemental King regains consciousness, this situation will still exist.”
Delong on the side asked Chen Rui about Queen Medusa’s doubts. He growled with discontent, “These snake women are so suspicious. They will never make true friends!”
Facing Queen Medusa’s sword-like scrutiny, Chen Rui looked her in the eye without fear. “I am only doing this for the sake of my survival and everyone else’s, including the medusa tribe. You have no choice. Because you are not just a Medusa, but also the queen of the Medusa tribe.”
This was exactly what Queen Medusa reprimanded Lysa for. Her eyes narrowed slightly, but she still nodded happily. “Okay, come with me.”
This surprised Chen Rui a bit. Persuading her went so smoothly?
“Thank you for your trust, Queen Royal Highness.”
Queen Medusa suddenly showed a weird sneer and stuck out her snake tongue. “Although you are weak, you are very daring, cunning and at the same time very revengeful. Maybe you are more suited to be a medusas’ man than Tim. You should know the effect of the fountain of life on medusas. If you do not return it in time, then you should stay in the Medusa tribe. I believe that not only us but even those cow heads would be very happy to keep you as a friend.”
Chen Rui didn’t expect Queen Medusa to use this incident to coerce him. He shivered several times.
Stay in the Medusa tribe? Become a gigolo who is forced to mate numerous times in a night? And with those girls of “unique taste”?
He remembered seeing someone mention on the Internet that the mating time of snakes could reach a maximum of twelve hours. He did not know whether it was true or false, and he didn’t know the difference between these snake women and the snakes in that world. Otherwise, even if he had a dragon’s physique, he would also be squeezed dry. No matter what, Xu Xian  should only be worshipped and not imitated!
In the Demon Realm’s version of Legend of the White Snake only needed one male protagonist, Tim!
Chen Rui followed Queen Medusa next to the medusas’ fountain of life. The medusas’ fountain of life was twice as big as the taurens’, but it was also covered with those golden specks of light. Drying up was only a matter of time.
A large amount of mist appeared in Chen Rui’s hands, enveloping the fountain of life. After a while, the fountain of life disappeared. The fountains of life did not seem to stack. The Medusas’ fountain of life did not merge with the taurens’; the two divided into two pools in Galaxy Garden. Strangely, the medusas’ fountain of life looked larger than the Taurens’, but its total was still 200/200.
The medusas were stunned. Queen Medusa at the side immediately announced that to prevent the fountain of life from being invaded by the enemy, Chen Rui already used his special power to collect the fountain water. If any Medusa went into heat, they could ask him for the fountain of life or directly mate with him.
As soon as she said that, the surrounding snake pupils focused on Chen Rui’s body. Some of them also had strange looks in their eyes, causing Chen Rui to feel severe chills. He involuntarily clenched Athena’s hand. Queen Medusa’s words were too toxic!
The most surprised was Tim. This Chen Rui person had the same level of power as him, but he had endless fascinating “bloodline talents”, some of them were almost unheard of. He was probably not part of the Great Demon race, but a descendant of a royal family. No wonder he could get Athena, the daughter of the empire’s first general.
After the situation at Medusa’s Lair was over, the taurens began to recount the weapons. The metal weapons given to the Medusas were a huge gift, but due to time, the number of machetes and shields was insufficient, especially the arrows that were used the most. These weapons were mostly ordinary metal. Because dark star iron weapons were scarce and difficult, they were mainly allocated to Demon King-level user or above.
Chen Rui and the Chief Tauren, Queen Medusa and the two elite earth elementals discussed carefully and decided to split up the work. The two elite earth elementals would take Chen Rui to the troll’s ruin to collect the fountain of life. The taurens would seize the time to use the large number of minerals that had been purified by Chen Rui to forge weapons and armor. The medusas also had a certain level of forging ability, especially arrows. They could work with the taurens to speed up the progress.
There was no longer any concern about the fountain of life. The three main forces could join together to deal with the fight that could occur at any time.
 Xu Xian was the man who married to a white snake spirit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend_of_the_White_Snake
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