The strange feeling from the God-Eating mask disappeared again after a while. It came once in a while again and again, but Chen Rui was sure that this fluctuation wasn’t an illusion. He had been fretting that the mask on his face couldn’t be removed. His heart was moved: Although I don’t know what is calling for the mask, it must be related to this artifact. Perhaps it’s the key to remove the mask.
With that in mind, Chen Rui decisively gave up his trip to the Blue Lake. Since the poison dragon wouldn’t leave the Blue Lake anyway, so he didn’t need to rush that. It would be better to figure out the thing about the mask first.
As he opened his senses, he searched toward the source of resonance and walked out of the arena.
It was already late at night. The two purple moons were hanging in the sky. Probably because he hadn’t been exposed to moonlight for being underground for a long time, he always felt uncomfortable at night these few days.
He could no longer feel the summoning power again, but it should be in this direction. At that moment, there was a loud noise coming from the alley ahead, and it seemed to be mixed with a woman’s yell.
Chen Rui frowned, walked toward the voice and saw a dead end. Several minotaurs (note: the centaurs from earlier chapter has been changed to minotaurs due to the confusion of centaur riding gale horse) and liches were blocking a dark elf woman. The woman was a little attractive. She was holding a baby in her arms. She was forced to the corner with her robe torn to pieces. She could only shiver with her back facing those men. She covered the baby in her arms and kept begging for mercy, but it didn’t move those guys at all.
Robbery and rape weren’t new in the Demon Realm. Besides, women weren’t an easy target in the Demon Realm. However, it wasn’t impossible for men to be robbed and raped. If it was a few guys surrounding a succubus, then rape would turn into seduction. As compared to succubus, the dark elves were relatively conservative, especially when there was a large disparity in strength.
The minotaur laughed while tearing off the woman’s skirt on her back. He threatened her to submit, otherwise he would kill the baby. A lich was about to touch the woman’s hip, but suddenly, his hand was hurt; it was actually sliced into two. His perverted laugh instantly turned into a painful cry. The other complices were taken aback. When they turned around, they saw a cloaked mysterious man standing behind.
Before the few guys could speak, the figure moved slightly and all of them had fallen to the ground. All of them had amputated limbs and broken body parts and their blood covered the entire ground.
Chen Rui slowly retracted his slightly trembling hands. Although these guys deserved to die, he didn’t intend to use such cruel means. Yet, for some reason, there was a sudden bloodlust in his heart. He wanted to see the sight of blood flowing on the ground.
The woman looked back in horror at the scary mysterious man. She couldn’t bother to cover her bare hips and back. She was trembling with her baby in her arms; she couldn’t say a word. She was clearly frightened by his bloody means just now.
Under the moonlight, the eyes in Chen Rui’s mask glowed with a dim light as he stared at the woman’s bare back. There was actually an urge to immediately push her down and rape her. Suddenly, he regained consciousness. He was secretly shocked: What happened to me? Why do I have such bloodlust and impulse to rape?
At that time, the fluctuation of the strange power appeared again. Chen Rui’s figure flickered and disappeared from the place. The dark elf woman who was holding her child had her legs softened. She slowly fell to the ground. Looking at the bloody sight in front of her, she could barely move her legs that was softened from fear.
Chen Rui moved at high speed along that force and gradually approached a familiar place. This kind of power fluctuation came from this place.
Dark Moon Palace!
When he was approaching the palace, the resonance was still intermittent, but the fluctuation had reached a relatively strong level. The mask on his face has begun to faintly heat. Chen Rui wanted to take the opportunity to take off the mask, but he failed again.
Judging from the look of the guards at the palace’s gate, this resonance seemed to be invisible to others.
Chen Rui hesitated for a while, but decided to enter the palace anyway. Since he had already arrived here, there was clearly no reason to go back. Instead, he should take this opportunity to solve the mask’s problem as soon as possible.
With Chen Rui’s current strength and familiarity with the palace guards, it wasn’t difficult to enter the gate. Yet, as he waited for the opportunity to sneak in, he suddenly felt a faint dizziness. It seemed like the mask on his face exerted some strange power. When he regained consciousness, he somehow crossed the gate and reached the outer courtyard already.
Penetrating through obstacles with magic protection? Is this the power of artifact? Chen Rui was puzzled and that dizzy feeling appeared again. He walked forward step by step involuntarily. He “penetrated” through the outer courtyard and directly reached the inner courtyard yet the surrounding guards were unaware of it.
The inner courtyard was just in front of him. He was getting closer to the source of the fluctuations.
Chen Rui was nervous for a while. The inner court was incomparable to the outer court as the number and strength of defensive magic arrays were much stronger. He was brought in by Kaguron the previous few times, and he was repeatedly instructed not to wander around. Now that he went in directly, it was still fine if he triggered the magic array’s defense. If Shea found out, it would be troublesome as he was now wearing an artifact of the Beelzebub Royal Family, the archrival of the Lucifer Royal Family.
It was easy to create unnecessary misunderstandings.
The “God-Eating Mask” didn’t care about Chen Rui worries. It activated that strange power again and “brought” him into the inner courtyard. Along the way, he didn’t trigger any magic array nor alarm any guard.
Chen Rui passed through the Royal Garden when he first came to the inner courtyard. Then, he passed by the sleep chamber and several courtyards before he arrived at an unfamiliar place and finally stopped. There was a pool in the distance with a magic cylindrical pillar at the center constantly gushing out water.
More precisely, it was an open fountain bath.
“Coincidentally”, someone was bathing in that.
Besides, it was a beauty.
Unfortunately, the person who was bathing was the beauty that Chen Rui was most afraid of.
The Dark Moon Princess Royal, Shea Lucifer.
The long blonde hair and snow-white skin were covered with a faint layer of purple under the moonlight. She was as perfect as a goddess. However, except for that layer of purple moonlight, this goddess had nothing to cover her body. She obviously didn’t need to be clothed when she showered at her own bath.
This is so crazy! Chen Rui was startled. Is this goddamn Beelzebub royal artifact a “God-Eating Mask” or a “Pervert Mask”?
Rushing for such long distance with such great effort just to peep on a bathing beauty?
It’ll be better if it’s other ladies. This beauty is the Lord of Dark Moon City! Her strength is at least Great Demon King! If she finds out, even if I reveal my identity, I can’t still explain it.
This wasn’t mythology where when one saw a beautiful woman bathing, one could take the clothes and sneak off. Then, came out to comfort or threaten the beautiful woman. Subsequently, it would come to a happy ending. Based on Chen Rui’s understanding of Shea, once he exposed his whereabouts, he would be killed by the furious iceberg beauty at the very first moment.
Chen Rui was now in the shade of a tree. He didn’t dare to move. He curbed his entire body’s breath lest he was found. According to the difference in strength between the two, even if Chen Rui’s curb his breath, it was still difficult to hide. However, for an unknown reason, Shea didn’t seem to notice his existence.
The reason was likely to be on the “God-Eating Mask” for exuding waves of rolling heat. Under these waves, Chen Rui seemed to be perfectly integrated with the entire environment. He looked just like a part of the tree shade; it was almost imperceptible to others. In such a way, it was even beneficial for someone’s eyes.
Regardless of appearance or figure, Shea and Christina were of the same level. Christina felt like the depth and tranquility of a lake while Shea was as cold as an iceberg. Regardless of temperament, in this situation, she was just a bathing naked beauty.
Although Chen Rui’s distance was a little far, with his Alkaid state’s eyesight, he could see everything clearly that he shouldn’t see.
The Princess Royal’s body was exquisite and perfect. The round hips and slender legs made his blood pressure high. Perhaps it was because of being tightly bound usually, the release of the free-standing towering breasts were more upright and plump than expected. The nipples at the top also erected due to the stimulation from the water.
Chen Rui never imagined that the iceberg-like Shea would have such a seductive moment. He inexplicably thought of the naked woman in the alley again, then he felt an unknown heat flowing in his heart that was like the burning of certain desire.
However, he might be lustful, but Shea wasn’t the woman in the alley. If his desires truly burnt, the fire might burn his body, turning him into a pile of ashes.
Chen Rui suddenly thought of Athena. His beloved woman who was still unconscious. He cursed himself for being a beast and immediately restrained all those desires.
At that point, Shea had finished bathing. Suddenly, she disappeared out of thin air, leaving only the sound of rushing water.
Chen Rui was already guilty for peeping, so he was afraid that Princess Royal would appear behind him with murderous intentions. His heart was dangling at his throat. Fortunately, his worry didn’t become a reality.
Not long after, Shea reappeared by the pool this time. She had put on a long white dress.
The strange resonance began to become stronger again. Chen Rui was afraid that the “God-Eating Mask” couldn’t resist the “impulse” and reveal him instantly. Thus, he tried his best to suppress the dizziness. Fortunately, Shea didn’t stay here and left straightaway.
After Shea left, Chen Rui’s figure immediately appeared beside the pool. Obviously, the fluctuation came from the pool. This somewhat innocent Pervert Mask didn’t come to the palace to peep at a bathing beauty. Instead, it “conveniently” gave him a beautiful show of beauty bathing.
This pool could actually summon the “God-Eating Mask”. Along with the awakening from Shea’s sudden disappearance, there must be something mysterious about it.
The “God-Eating Mask” heated up again as the dizzy feeling appeared once again. Chen Rui captured this feeling very clearly this time. It was a bit similar to the <Teleportation> of Dark Will, but not exactly the same. The process seemed to be like passing through the thread connecting two parts of a broken lotus root.
In an instant, <Teleportation> started again.
By the time Chen Rui’s regained his consciousness, he was already in another place. Based on his drenched body, he could tell that he had just passed through the bath.
Chen Rui mustered his strength and slowly evaporated the water from his body while examining the strange place.
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