Ivan could tell that the man in the cape was a bit strange, but the powerful vibe his body radiating was of Higher Demon level. There was still a certain distance from his later stage Higher Demon level. Moreover, Snowden was still behind him. He asked immediately, “Who are you!”
“Snowden?” The cloaked man was Chen Rui who just came out of the main pit. The shock felt by the bandits was caused by the Earth Elemental King destroying the enchantment.
After the earth elementals and taurens learned that the Medusa Tribe surrendered to Chen Rui, they congratulated each other. Chen Rui restored the medusas and earth elementals’ fountains of life to their original state. After the Earth Elemental King destroyed the enchantment, he left the underground world.
Coming out of the main pit, he soon discovered that the mining area was occupied by bandits again. It was unknown where the miners went. The leading male showed in <Analytical Eyes>: Race: Great Demon (mutated). Comprehensive Strength Assessment: C-.
After becoming a Star Tamer, <Analytical Eyes> changed again, the race showed an extra prompt “mutated”, and the comprehensive strength was divided in more detail: C-, C, C+ which represented Demon King early stage, middle stage and later stage respectively. It was able to distinguish the enemy’s specific strength.
Not only that, the passive skill <Breath Holding> had become <True Breath Holding>. He could freely control the vibe he released to confuse the enemy, but the vibe he released could not exceed his own boundary. For example, he was now releasing middle stage Higher Demon vibes.
It seemed that some existing skills could still evolve. At present, this was the only one. In the future, as the star evolution increases, it was likely that other skills would evolve too.
Chen Rui ignored Ivan, and set his sights on Snowden, who had the vibe of the Demon King. According to the double agent Connor’s statement, the Demon King-level opponent should be the head of the bandits, Snowden who was returning from Red Spirit Estate to Mountain Xilang.
If it were before he advanced, he would have avoided Snowden. Now that he had completed three star evolution, and he also had powerful new skills, he felt eager to test his powers instead.
“How brave! How dare you say Sir Snowden’s name! Show me what you really are!” Ivan was a close friend of Snowden from Red Spirit Estate. When he saw the incompetent cloaked man’s rudeness, his silhouette flickered and teleported in front of Chen Rui, reaching out to grab the mask.
Chen Rui did not move at all. When Ivan’s hand was about to touch the mask, he suddenly felt a pain in his abdomen. His whole body flew away upside down. All he could think was how the peak power of Higher Demon easily defeated by this punch. His vision turned black and fainted on the ground.
This is by no means a Higher Demon’s power! Snowden’s red pupil shrank, staring at the mask. He carefully responded, “I’m Snowden, who are you?”
“I know you’re Snowden. You don’t need to know who I am.” The masked man took a small step and rushed to Snowden’s face in a blink of an eye. He threw out a punch. Snowden had already guarded against it. He stretched out one hand. A semi-circular, translucent energy cover appeared around the palm of the hand. All he could hear were the continuous tremors. He couldn’t help but be forced backward. He didn’t know how many punches he received.
After the beating, Snowden’s energy shield became much thinner and disappeared after a while.
Sure enough, that is the power of Demon King! Snowden felt the strong impact received by the <Air Shield> he cast. His face changed. Snowden was proficient in wind-type magic; there was a skill that was very advantageous in close combat, which was flying. However, not far away in the air were Demon King-level wyverns that viewed him as an enemy. He could not expose himself easily.
The problem was this mysterious guy with the Demon King-level powers. Snowden didn’t know where he came from. There was no time to deal with him. He should try to escape first, or it would be troublesome when the wyverns discover him.
Snowden’s lips moved slightly. Both his hands moved continuously and several bursts of air rushed towards Chen Rui. Although it was only beginner wind-type attack magic <Wind Blade>, it was still extremely powerful because it was cast by a Demon King-level powerhouse. An ordinary mage could only cast one or two bursts, but Snowden could release dozens of bursts in one shot. He was really a practitioner specialized in magic.
Inspiration struck Chen Rui. He appeared in front of Snowden instantly. Dozens of <Wind Blades> suddenly missed. Snowden knew then that the other party was also a “Great Demon”. Without being panicked, he teleported a distance away. As he turned around and was about to escape, Chen Rui’s figure suddenly appeared in front of him again. Snowden was taken aback. Even a powerful Great Demon must wait for a period of time after using <Teleportation> before he can use it again. The opponent teleported again within less than five seconds, could it be a special talent?
A magic practitioner was never good at close combat. Snowden suddenly lost the opportunity to condense <Air Shield>. His eyes flashed and his image suddenly changed. He changed from a human appearance to a horned, red-skinned Great Demon. His body engulfed in flames. At the same time, Chen Rui felt his body tightened, as if being tied by some invisible rope. His fists stopped suddenly. This was Snowden’s mutated talent, <Psychokinesis>.
This talent was a very pure mental power. Unlike ordinary magic, it could be cast instantly. It could be used for offense and defense which was was very powerful.
Snowden pulled back and distanced himself while controlling <Psychokinesis>. Chen Rui only felt that the binding on his body grew tighter, and his muscles were being distorted by a powerful force. His body flared with a black flame. When <Psychokinesis> encountered the black flame, it dispersed like snow. The dissipated energy melded into the black flames, making the flame fiercer.
Snowden was shocked. His mutated talent was his best trick to deal with melee enemies. He never expected to encounter his nemesis today. He immediately gnashed his teeth and quietly chanted the spell. Sizzling
sounds came from his hands. Several lightning energy spheres appeared in front of him. Chen Rui could feel the powerful destruction power these spheres contained even at this distance. It was the powerful wind-type attack magic, <Thunderball>. <Thunderball> consumed a lot of magic power. These four <Thunderballs> already consumed most of Snowden’s powers.
Snowdenen pointed at Chen Rui, and four sizzling <Thunderballs> shot out together. It seemed like Chen Rui could not react in time. At the very moment Snowden was secretly overjoyed, he saw a translucent, blue dome suddenly appear around the opponent’s body.
Magic shield? A practitioner proficient in both physical strength and magic! Snowden was taken aback. This kind of opponent was the most troublesome, and their combat ability generally exceeded opponents of the same level.
The magic shield was of a higher level defense than <Air Shield>. However, in the face of four <Thunderballs>, even a powerful magic shield could not handle it.
In the blink of an eye, four <Thunderballs> struck the dome. It immediately burst apart. The entire protective shield was shrouded by powerful lightning, making sizzling
sounds. It was like a huge thunder ball. The surrounding ground was scorched, and a large number of crystals melted by high temperature.
What shocked Snowden was that after the lightning disappeared, the dome still did not disappear; only some cracks appeared on it.
This is not a magic shield! But it’s much stronger than the magic shield’s defense! What kind of magic is this? As Snowden was stunned, the noises already attracted the attention of the wyverns in the air and they began to fly over.
Snowden was shocked as he found out the wyverns’ movement. He had an idea and said, “Sir, I don’t remember when we became enemies. Now, these wyverns in the air are very fierce. If we fight alone, neither of us can be their opponents. So, let’s deal with these demonic beasts together, and then settle our personal grievances, how about it?”
“Oh?” The cloaked man’s voice sounded a bit excited. “Sounds like a good idea.”
Snowden thought his plan succeeded and secretly rejoiced. He was going to try to divert the wyverns’ attacks to this mysterious cloaked man later and then slip away himself.
The wyverns soon approached and began to release angry hiss. What made Snowden feel slightly relieved was that the cloaked man did not attack him again; he only “cautiously” watched the demonic beasts in the air.
Four powerful wyverns dived down quickly. Strangely, the angry hisses seemed to have changed, but their target hadn’t changed. They rushed directly toward Snowden. As they agreed previously, the cloaked man attacked the wyverns and seemed to gradually attract the attention of these scary demonic beasts. Snowden watched carefully while fighting. When he saw an opportunity, he released a tornado to force the wyverns near the cloaked man. When the opponent’s vision was blurred, he tried to escape. Suddenly, the four wyverns covered the cloaked man and sprayed poison at Snowden in unison.
This change caught Snowden off guard. He hurriedly cast <Air Shield>. The poison hit <Air Shield> and quickly turned into a highly corrosive foam. Fortunately, <Air Shield> was composed of magic elements. If it was an ordinary shield, it would have already been corroded.
While defending against the poison, Snowden suddenly sensed danger. Before he could react, he felt pain in his back. He was already hit by a powerful force. The power of this blow was very terrible. Not only did his bones break into several pieces, but even his internal organs seemed to be turned upside down. For a moment, he was unable to gather magic power.
Snowden screamed in pain. He ran a few steps forward and spurted blood. He was in so much pain that he could not stand straight. He turned his head and saw the cloaked man, who sneaked attack behind him, slowly retracted his fist. Snowden was shocked and angry, “What are you doing! If you kill me, you won’t be able to fight them alone…”
This sentence was stopped abruptly because Snowden was surprised to see that the four fierce wyverns gently approached the cloaked man and occasionally rubbed their heads against the cloaked man’s hand.
“I said your idea sounds good.” Chen Rui smiled behind his mask. “Unfortunately, I can’t use it.”
The four Demon King-level wyverns all turns out to belong to this person …
Snowden gritted his teeth. As he was about to exhaust his remaining magic power to make the final blow, Chen Rui stepped forward and struck the back of his neck like lightning. Snowden suddenly lost consciousness and returned to human form.
A wyvern was about to go ahead and finish off this terrible enemy who was trying to harm the wyvern cub, but it was stopped by Chen Rui. “My friend, don’t kill him for the time being. I want to use him to test a new skill.”
More precisely, this was an additional skill.
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