For safety reasons, Chen Rui left Athena in the Tauren’s Den. Athena wanted to go with him, but knew that her strength was insufficient, lest she distracted him, so she had to stay behind obediently. With her insistence, Chen Rui brought Dodo along. After all, Dodo had an immortal body and the skill of transformation. He might be able to help Chen Rui escape at any critical moment.
The trolls’ caves were far away from taurens. They were already quite close to the Earth Realm. The two elite earth elementals did not bring any extra people, leaving all of the earth elementals with the tauren tribe.
“Elementals don’t need to eat?” During the break in their journey, Chen Rui asked curiously as he ate.
“Elemental people are formed by condensing the earth element in nature. As long as I convert the earth element into my own power, I don’t need to eat. However, there is an upper limit to this conversion. The more powerful, the more conversion is required.”
Compared to Tag, the newly awake elite elementals Sog obviously loved to talk more. Unfortunately, most of its original companions were quiet. Now, for the first time, he encountered Chen Rui, an outsider foreigner who could communicate with it, he felt particularly novel. Although one was Demon King level and the other was Higher Demon level, it was still rare to have the same interest.
However, the journey was so rushed that they didn’t have much time to talk. Finally, the group arrived at the trolls’ cave. The trolls used to be the most populous race in the underworld. Caves could be seen everywhere. They were deep and narrow. They were completely different from the style of the taurens’ caves.
There was a large number of trolls, and they were not particularly strong. Their lair was adjacent to the Earth Realm. They prospered and lived peacefully by taking advantage of the earth elementals, but never expected that their rise and fall would be due to the same reason. Finally, they were eliminated by the controlled earth elementals.
They encountered many demonic flies along the way. The elite earth elementals had great Demon King-level powers and earth-type magic that could be cast at will. They did not need to use much energy.
The trolls’ fountain of life was located in an open field, surrounding by caves. When viewed from a distance, only a recessed pit could be seen. The fountain seemed to have dried up. The pit had golden flecks of light that flickered vaguely. Their color and thickness greater than those at the Tauren’s Den.
Tag and Sog’s footsteps suddenly stopped and Chen Rui looked vigilant. Buzzing began to sound in the surrounding caves. In an instant, an unknown number of demonic flies flew out of the caves. All he could see was densely packed flies, like dust in the air. Even light of the surrounding minerals was covered up.
“Tag, you protect Chen Rui to the fountain of life in the middle! I’ll deal with these things!” The earth elementals were mostly of calm temperaments, but Sog was controlled for hundreds of years. He unleashed the anger that he kept in his stomach for a long time. Several large flower-shaped stones were shot at the demonic flies. They exploded intensely. The demonic flies within the explosion range were all turned into powder.
Tag had already cast <Stone Skin> magic on Chen Rui. This magic could enhance defense, but at the cost of speed. The stronger the caster’s magic power, the more the defense enhancement, and the slower the speed.
Tag was an elite earth elemental, so he naturally had extraordinary earth-type magic powers. Chen Rui only felt that the skin on his body grew an extra layer of tough film. Although it has a slight impact on his movements, his defense was enhanced significantly.
Tag covered Chen Rui as they rushed toward the dried-up fountain of life in the middle. A large number of stone walls were erected along the way to keep the demonic flies that rushed up away. However, cracks appeared on the stone walls after a while. It was some kind of golden color demonic fly that broke the stone walls. The demonic fly was about the same size as the bloodthirsty demonic fly, but much more powerful. Chen Rui had only seen this kind of demon fly a few times from a distance before. They could compete with Demon King-level taurens. He dared not approach them. Now, he was in close contact with them and they were within the range of <Analytical Eyes>. Their information was immediately displayed. Sharp wind demonic fly, Comprehensive Strength: C.
Sharp wind demonic flies were Demon King-level demonic flies. Their number was relatively small, but they were extremely fast. Speed was the earth elemental people’s weakness. With the elite earth elemental’s Demon King-level speed, they actually couldn’t catch up.
White light flourished from Tag’s eyes. With the body as the center, a faint wave spread out. Chen Rui felt his body sink, like his weight suddenly increased. This feeling was too familiar. He had experienced it several times in the training ground. It was earth-type magic, <Gravity>.
As soon as <Gravity> was unleashed, the demonic flies suddenly slowed down. Tag’s punched continuously with both fists, and several of them were instantly destroyed. Together with Chen Rui, they gradually approached the pit. At this moment, Chen Rui’s <Analytical Eyes> prompt changed.
He saw the dried up fountain of life suddenly change. The crystal light around it suddenly rose to become a fierce pale yellow crystal column. The crystal column automatically scattered into countless blocks, and then quickly began to recombine.
Chen Rui was stunned. Transformers? The Allspark Cube?
It did not recombine into a block, but a translucent demonic fly, which was larger than the decomposing demonic fly.
<Analytical Eyes> showed. Race: Spirit-devouring demonic fly (Clone). Comprehensive Strength Assessment: unable to determine!
In the previous battle, the Glorfin side had always used earth elemental people as the main battle force. The most he saw was the Demon King-level golden sharp wind demonic fly. Now it was his first time seeing a demonic fly whose strength was “unable to determine”!
What confused Chen Rui was what did “clone” in the brackets mean?
“Sog!” Tag quickly yelled. He felt that the power of this demonic fly was not below him. Now the most important thing was to protect Chen Rui to complete the task.
After escaping being controlled, Sog’s strength had reduced. He was weaker than Tag, the leader of the three great elites. He was using <Stone Flowers of Death> to eliminate many demonic flies. When he heard Tag call him, he immediately came to take over the task of protecting Chen Rui. Tag headed straight toward the spirit-devouring demonic fly.
Sure enough, the power of the spirit-devouring demonic fly greatly surpassed the sharp wind demonic fly. Tag’s punch only pushed it back a few meters. It flew up again, hitting Tag’s body. The impact of this collision was not trivial. Tag stumbled back five or six steps. A lot of debris fell from his body. Obviously, the strength of the opponent was still beyond imagination.
Tag hurriedly buffed himself with the strongest defensive magic <Steel Armor> and began to battle the spirit-devouring demonic fly.
Chen Rui could not get involved in this battle at all. If not for Sog’s protection, even if he was not killed by the demonic flies surrounding him, he would have been destroyed by the aftershocks from the battle between the spirit-devouring demonic fly and Tag.
Earth elementals were proficient at earth-type magic The power of Sog’s <Gravity> was average, but <Stone Flowers of Death> was extremely powerful. He was considered one of the earth elementals who was relatively good at offense. Under the explosive power of the <Stone Flowers of Death>, the nearby demonic flies crumbled. Some of them were even sharp wind demonic flies. Unfortunately, this powerful magic consumed a lot of power. Even elite earth elementals couldn’t use it continuously, otherwise they could keep casting it to eliminate all the enemies.
If it was only Sog himself, he could naturally eliminate enemies without hesitation. With Chen Rui as a “burden” there, he couldn’t fight to his heart’s content. Chen Rui noticed another problem. The spirit-devouring demonic fly should be a Demon King-level demonic fly, but why didn’t I see such a demonic fly in the battle against the taurens and medusas?
If this kind of demonic fly participated in the battle, plus the two elite earth elementals, even if Queen Medusa and the Chief Tauren joined forces, they would be no match for them. The two tribes would have most likely been destroyed. Why would Glorfin put the demonic flies that could turn the tide in such a place?
There is only one possibility, that is the spirit-devouring fly can not participate in the battle or leave this place… because, this place has the fountain of life!
The spirit-devouring demonic fly must be unable to leave the fountain of life. This was probably the reason why the fountain of life dried up. Chen Rui suddenly thought of <Analytical Eyes> prompt. The word “clone” popped in his mind.
Thinking of this, Chen Rui immediately said to Sog, “Sog, try to kill all the golden demonic flies, then go help Tag. I can deal with this myself. You must destroy the demonic fly fighting him, it could be the key to wake up the Earth Elemental King!”
When Sog heard the last sentence, he regained his vigour. He disregarded the consumption of the earth elemental power, aimed at the areas where the sharp wind demonic flies were and continuously launched <Stone Flowers of Death>. Between sounds of explosions, demonic flies fell like rain. Chen Rui looked around. It seemed that there were no more sharp wind demonic flies. He quickly urged Sog to help Tag.
Sog didn’t hesitate and directly joined the battle. As soon as Sog left, the nearby demonic flies felt a sudden decrease in pressure. All of them surrounded Chen Rui. Faint light emitted from Chen Rui’s palm. He yelled, “<Destructive Aura Blow>!”
The aoe skill was extraordinarily powerful. All the demons within five meters were cut by countless sharp blades at high speed. The weakest which were the bloodthirsty demonic flies turned into powder. Only some decomposing demonic flies and borer demonic flies let out injured cries. Chen Rui used <Aura Blade> to kill the ones he missed just now. Originally, using <Aura Conversion> could take care of the borer demonic flies, but it was too time consuming. It was not suitable in this situation.
“Dodo, get to work! If you perform well, you will be rewarded with ten hallucination fruits!”
As soon as the words were spoken, the loop of rope on his shoulders instantly became a transparent net. The demonic flies that rushed forward again were caught in the net. When the giant net closed, the demonic flies were swallowed up by the slime. Sure enough, hallucination fruits were very tempting.
Chen Rui just tested it. Dodo was within the range of <Destructive Aura Blow>, but did not get affected. It seemed that <Destructive Aura Blow> could distinguish “hostile creatures” quite clearly.
On the other side, the spirit-devouring demonic fly finally couldn’t hold up against the siege of the two elite earth elementals. After getting hit by a magical fist cast by Sog, they immediately shattered.
However, the fragmented pieces soon assembled from the ground and returned to the shape of a spirit-devouring demon fly. It happened several times; they were impossible to kill. In this way, Sog and Tag’s powers would gradually weaken. They would fail in the end.
Chen Rui did not expect that spirit-devouring demonic fly had immortality like Dodo. At this moment, when a piece of fragment fell beside him, <Analytical Eyes> showed that the strength of the fragment was only E, then it became D, and then C again. Although it was already out of the range of <Analytical Eyes> when it finished recombining into a demonic fly, he could infer that they returned to “unable to determine”.
Another time it shattered, the fragments only had F strength, and then gradually increased with the completion of the combination.
If he used <Aura Conversion>, he would probably encounter the power of those eyes. Not to mention that if he could succeed, he was now surrounded by highly offensive demonic flies. There was no time for continuous conversion at all.
Chen Rui thought of the scene that Dodo swallowing up the spirit-devouring demonic fly and got an idea. He called the slime over and shouted to the two elite elementals, “Hurry, use all your might to shatter it. I have a way to deal with it!”
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