Chen Rui made an intimidating appearance. His eyes glanced over Flandy that was next to Joseph and a husky laugh came behind the mask, “My friend, we meet again.”
Joseph soon recovered from the shock brought by the wyvern and laughed, “Glad to see you again, my friend.”
“Are you not going to introduce the later stage Demon King beside you… Leviathan Royal Family?” Chen Rui glanced at Flandy.
Race: Leviathan. Comprehensive Strength Assessment: C+.
Joseph and Flandy’s eyes looked shocked at the same time. Flandy was surprised that his strength was easily seen through; while Joseph was surprised at the level of intelligence control of “Aguile” on the Red Spirit Estate. There were very few people who knew that Flandy was a Leviathan Royal Family even among the entire upper level of Red Spirit.
No one would have thought that “Aguile” was just bluffing with what was shown by the <Analytical Eyes>.
Joseph felt that “Aguile” was even more unfathomable and smiled slightly, “It seems that nothing can be hidden from you, my friend. This is Sir Flandy Leviathan, one of the three elders of Red Spirit Estate. If it weren’t for sir’s support and help all this while, I’ll probably be defeated by Kanita already.”
Chen Rui nodded slightly toward Flandy to express his respect. Flandy’s eyes were fixed on Aguile’s mask while he spoke with a slight arrogance in his tone, “Excuse me for my poor eyesight, is the mask that Mr. Aguile wearing the “God-Eating Mask”, 1 of the 7 artifacts?
“To be precise, it’s the completely restored God-Eating Mask, but unfortunately, I still can’t use it freely.” Chen Rui replied.
“Really? I’m actually really curious about the legendary artifact.” As Flandy said, Chen Rui felt that his right eye looked different as the blue iris gradually became black.
It wasn’t Chen Rui’s first time encountering such change. It was Leviathan Royal Family’s bloodline talent, <The Eye of Incubus>!
Precisely, Flandy’s strength might be greater than Delia, but the strength of bloodline talent relied more on personal talent. His <The Eye of Incubus> was inferior to Delia; it was totally incomparable to Broc’s level.
Now, Chen Rui was no longer the “Higher Demon” who could only passively rely on the Super System after being invaded by <The Eye of Incubus>. Although passively using the Super System’s conversion could increase aura, Flandy’s objective shouldn’t be to have an fall out but to test. Chen Rui thought and let his eyes faced <The Eye of Incubus> while secretly activated the Star Devouring mode.
Flandy’s <The Eye of Incubus> entered the consciousness of “Aguile” without any obstruction. He felt strange because even the weakest opponent had certain mental resistance. However, as soon as he entered the opponent’s consciousness, he felt a terrible devouring force coming toward him. The power of <The Eye of Incubus> couldn’t rival at all. It was devoured madly like it was facing a tide.
After Flandy was shocked, he couldn’t bother about the rebound and withdrawn <The Eye of Incubus> at full force. Previously, Glorfin had the intention of “walk-in”. His soul completely entered Chen Rui’s consciousness, so he couldn’t escape. Flandy only exerted some spiritual attack, so he finally got rid of that horrifying devouring force after using all his strength. However, the rebound against himself wasn’t small. He almost couldn’t withstand it.
From Joseph’s perspective, the “confrontation” between the two was just a few blinks of an eye. Then, he saw Flandy snorted and covered his eyes while a stream of blood flowed between his fingers. Joseph was taken aback. He didn’t expect Flandy, who was at the peak of Demon King would lose so quickly, and he even suffered a huge loss. It seemed that Aguile’s true strength was beyond imagination. If they really had a fall out that night, he might not stay alive.
The wyvern seemed to feel that “Aguile” was threatened, so it hissed furiously. As it wanted to attack, “Aguile” gestured it instead, it calmed down obediently without any resistance. Joseph was shocked again. He felt that this cloaked man before him became more and more inscrutable. However, he didn’t know that these actions were all instructed by Chen Rui telepathically toward the wyvern.
Originally, if there was only Joseph alone, making him a puppet with the “God-Eating Mask” after subduing him was the best solution. Yet, Joseph was also very cautious and brought Flandy along.
Although Flandy’s <The Eye of Incubus> was greatly damaged, his personal strength remained. Even if Chen Rui partnered with the wyvern, he wasn’t 100% sure to subdue these two individuals. Besides, he had now successfully started the first step of being a spy. If this plan was successful, not only the Dark Moon Estate but even Red Spirit Estate might face huge changes. At present, it was inappropriate to alarm anyone for the time being.
Chen Rui said calmly, “I’m sorry, Sir Flandy. I said that I can’t completely control the artifact’s power yet, so I hurt you by mistake.”
Flandy panted slightly, but he had already calmed down. He sighed, “It’s my fault, I hope you can forgive me. The Beelzebub’s devouring power is really worthy of its name. I think you must’ve reserved some strength. If the “God-Eating Mask” was activated fully, I’m afraid my old bones will be buried here.”
Flandy’s tone had completely lost his previous domineering tone. It was a world where strength dominated. Those who had strength would be respected. Chen Rui’s tone became even more cold, “Mr. Joseph, it seems to me that you’re still having doubts over my identity and sincerity. Do I need to perform my earth magic and demonic flies power for you to see?”
Joseph heard that Chen Rui emphasized the word “performance” and he knew that Aguile was very dissatisfied, so he quickly said, “You are over worrying, my friend. Our cooperation has begun a few days ago. There’s no need to prove anything. Sir Flandy was excited when he saw the treasure, so he wanted to witness the power of artifacts. You can think of this as a harmless joke between allies. By the way, is Vasasha satisfying you? What about those magical materials?”
Chen Rui knew that Joseph was deliberately pleasing him, so he said, “Vasasha isn’t bad. After being trained by me, she has become a very obedient servant. She will live well before I get bored. However, that Royce is too stingy as the materials that you promised me were reduced for various reasons. I hope this is the last time.”
Joseph knew this all along. He praised Royce for doing a good job. He replied, “Royce is the person-in-charge of the magic store, so he’s quite stubborn. Please forgive me. In the future, I will let him try to meet your requirements. I have brought the Obsidian Heart that you need and I’ve also sent people to scout for the requiem fruit’s whereabouts. Now… I hope to see your sincerity.”
Chen Rui opened his palm and a lychee-sized fruit appeared. Joseph’s eyes suddenly brightened. Chen Rui waved his hand and a force wrapped around the devil fruit. It then slowly flew toward Joseph and landed on his hand.
Seeing that Aguile gave the fruit to him directly, Joseph was startled. His eyes looked odd involuntarily. However, his attention was attracted by the devil fruit immediately. He couldn’t restrain the excitement in his heart because this fruit would be his key to step into Demon King level or even higher levels.
Although the devil fruit wasn’t effective for the royal family, it was no less precious than some royal treasures, so Flandy also looked surprised. Joseph recovered from his startled, carefully kept the devil fruit and took out a palm-sized gem from his space ring.
That gem looked exquisite. It exuded waves of powerful fire power. Even at Chen Rui’s distance, he could feel the heat. Judging from the appearance and the fire power, it should be the Obsidian Heart. Joseph didn’t break his promise and gave Chen Rui the Obsidian Heart. Although he didn’t want to give the Obsidian Heart away, compared with the huge benefits obtained through cooperation between them, losing an Obsidian Heart was really nothing.
Chen Rui was also very excited to acquire the Obsidian Heart. He immediately kept it into his storage. He looked indifferent and said, “If you have any information about the requiem fruit, please remember to inform me. Our cooperation has started well. I believe in the future, it’ll bring more surprises to both of us.”
Joseph smiled, “Yes, my friend. Now… shall we find a place to celebrate?”
“No thanks.” Chen Rui shook his head, “Now, I’m wanted by the entire Dark Moon Estate. I believe this matter will soon reach the capital. However, this is all expected by my Beelzebub Royal Family and it’s good for the plan. As an ally, I can reveal a message to you which is that the king of my people, Glorfin is training his great territory power somewhere in the Fallen Angel Empire. It’s almost complete. As the heir to the royal family recognized by the artifact, I was asked to gain complete control of the “God-Eating Mask” as soon as possible. Therefore, I’ll leave Dark Moon and find a safe place to train secretly for a while. Similarly, you should use and digest the power of devil fruit as soon as possible.”
Joseph and Flandy were both surprised. Glorfin himself was training secretly in the Fallen Angel Empire!
Chen Rui didn’t waste any time. He mounted on the wyvern and flew away, but he left some words before leaving.
“My friend, when my next seal is lifted, I hope you will continue to be qualified to have an equal conversation with me.”
After he watched “Aguile” leave, Flandy frowned and said, “This person’s strength is extraordinary. Even his consciousness contains horrifying devouring force, together with the “God-Eating Mask”, his identity as the Beelzebub Royal Family is beyond doubt. If what he said is true, then sooner or later, the Fallen Angel Empire will change dramatically. Our cooperation with the Beelzebub Royal Family in advance is a very wise decision.”
Joseph nodded. Thinking of the word “Aguile” said before leaving, Joseph’s eyes lit up and he said, “Since this is the case, I’ll immediately arrange the affairs in the Dark Moon and rush back to the Red Spirit Estate. I’ll find a place to eat the devil fruit and train secretly to strive to break through the bottleneck as soon as possible.”
After Joseph quickly returned to the city to arrange his affairs and set off for Red Spirit, Chen Rui also took away a batch of aura materials from Royce and left his 3 servants a few orders. Then, he said goodbye to the poison dragon in a hurry before riding the wyvern toward Mountain Xilang.
I’ve obtained the Obsidian Heart. Athena should be able to wake up soon!
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