Chen Rui flew day and night at high speed, and finally rushed to Mountain Xilang. At that time, the progress of Star Conversion had become 6%. He had no time to enter the training ground on the road. When there was moonlight every night, the uncomfortable feeling would become more obvious. Yet, all these became insignificant compared to his heart to return.
Chen Rui asked the wyvern to search and reunite with his comrades in the mountains while he avoided the bandits to go into the main pit. With the help of the magic compass, he quickly found the entrance to the lower floor. Then, passing through the enchantment destroyed by the Earth Elemental King, he came to the familiar underground world.
The Earth Palace in the Tauren’s Lair had been moved back to the original place by the earth elementals. In the King’s Chamber, the Earth Elemental King was sitting on the ground with his eyes closed. He used his earth power to continuously support Athena on the platform.
At that moment, Tag entered the King’s Chamber and reported, “My great king, our human friend, Chen Rui has arrived at the Earth Realm. He is currently outside of the Earth Palace, requesting to meet Your Highness.”
The Earth Elemental King’s eyes opened, “Quickly invite him in.”
Chen Rui walked into the Earth Palace and bowed toward the Earth Elemental King with his arms crossed, “Respected King, sorry for disturbing.”
On the platform, Athena was asleep quietly. Seeing that peaceful and beautiful face, Chen Rui felt that his heart became much more peaceful too.
“Chen Rui, no need to be so polite. A friend’s visit can’t be regarded as interruption at any time.” The Earth Elemental King saw his eyes staring at Athena and laughed, “Relax, Athena’s condition is very good. For you to come back this time, do you already know the whereabouts of the Obsidian Heart?”
“Yes.” Chen Rui took the Obsidian Heart out from his storage, “I got the Obsidian Heart from an enemy with a scheme in a coincidental chance. Unfortunately, he didn’t have any news about the requiem fruit. Your Royal Highness, please rest assured that I will fulfill my promise to find the requiem fruit as soon as possible and completely repair the elemental heart.”
“The earth elementals never doubts friends. Not to mention that with the refined magic dust and magical fruits that you provided, I can live for at least ten more years.” The Earth Elemental King took over the Obsidian Heart. The Obsidian Heart glowed a blinding light in his hands. The outer crystal shell melted and turned into a warm, non-scorching flame that went toward Athena on the stone platform.
Athena’s entire body was wrapped in flames, but she was unharmed. Instead, she seemed to be absorbing the flames’ power. Gradually, the flames were all absorbed into her body and the surface of her body began to glow in red.
The Earth Elemental withdrew his earth power and said, “The Obsidian Heart is quite effective. She doesn’t need my support now. After 10 days, she’ll complete the transformation and wake up safely.”
I can see Athena in 10 days! Chen Rui was overjoyed and thanked the king quickly. There was a faint white light in Earth Elemental King’s eyes that seemed to be scanning the mask on Chen Rui’s face that had fully restored, “My friend, Athena has not much of a problem now, but your problem… I wonder if you’ve noticed it?”
Chen Rui was stunned. He recalled that after he devoured Glorfin’s soul, the Earth Elemental King once warned him that the Demon Overlord’s consciousness wasn’t that simple. At that time, he was worried about Athena, so he didn’t keep that in mind. Now that he heard the Earth Elemental King mentioned it again, he suddenly realized it.
“Dear King, I was about to ask you something. When I went back to the Dark Moon City this time, the “God-Eating Mask” was restored in a coincidence, and it also released extremely powerful force. When consciousness was about to collapse, I could only exert the devouring ability again to devour the power of artifact.”
The Earth Elemental King’s voice was full of surprises, “You even devoured the power of artifact!”
Chen Rui knew that the Earth Elemental King had a vast inheritance knowledge, so he immediately elaborated on the details of the “Star Conversion” ability. He also told him the suggestion of the poison dragon, Paglio.
“It turned out that you still have a powerful dragon companion who is sealed. I guess you already know your dangerous situation.” Earth Elemental King was slightly surprised, “Previously, Glorfin’s soul was greatly damaged as I sacrificed my elemental heart and his mask was forcefully knocked off by Athena, so his soul was weakened; it wasn’t a Demon Overlord’s consciousness at full strength. If you can manage to control the mask on your face, it is not impossible to truly defeat the Glorfin’s soul that has lost its sense of self.”
“Controlling the “God-Eating Mask” requires a lot of mind power. My mind power isn’t enough to use it smoothly. I have a friend who has gone to get a secret treasure. If I can get it, it will help to a certain degree. It’s just that now…”
Chen Rui tried <Deep Analysis> in the past few days。 He had improved the decoding progress of the “God-Eating Mask” to 3%. However, due to his limited mind power, he couldn’t continuously perform <Deep Analysis>. It could only be used once a day to avoid side effects of exhaustion. His only hope now was the Evil Blue Tear that Royce was looking for at the Red Spirit Estate. Otherwise, the progress of decoding the God-Eating Mask would be slower than the progress of Star Conversion. It would still be game over that way.
The Earth Elemental King was silent for a long time. Then, he issued a summon order and asked Chen Rui a strange question, “Can I trust you completely? My friend.”
“Of course, it’s like how I trust the earth elementals without reservation.” Chen Rui was very grateful for the guidance of the Earth Elemental King and bowed. The earth elementals had a clear personality. They hated the enemy, but were nice toward friends, so they were a race that was worth being friends with. He had gotten Obsidian Heart, and Athena was about to wake up. The next thing was to find requiem fruit and return the king’s help.
The Earth Elemental King nodded and continued, “We, the elementals are actually will of life condensed by using the power of nature and our challenge is exactly the power of the mind. Although Glorfin’s soul was far better than mine, if there was no artifact, he couldn’t occupy my consciousness even if he had the <Earth Mastery> talent.”
Chen Rui nodded secretly. Due to his birth time, the strength of the Earth Elemental King was weaker than that Glorfin. However, after Glorfin relied on the power of the artifact, coupled with his territory that spread across the underground world and the strange power that absorbed the fountain of life, he still couldn’t fully control the Earth Elemental King. The tug-of-war between them continued for a full 400 years. In the end, the Earth Elemental King could still sacrifice his elemental heart, so his willpower was truly extraordinary.
The Earth Elemental King went on to talk about some key points of mind training. At that time, two elite earth elementals, Tag and Sog appeared with a bunch of earth elementals at the Earth Palace.
“My friend, I will entrust you with my elemental heart.” The Earth Elemental King solemnly stated a decision Chen Rui didn’t expect, “Only the elemental kings have the elemental heart, so it’ll bring you unexpected benefits. Yet, for you, the 2 most important effects now are first, it greatly enhance your spirits to help you control the “God-Eating Mask”; second, it can help your mind training. It’ll be easier for you to obtain an enlightenment of the mind. You have to remember a sentence. The power of the mind is infinite. As long as you have persistence, you can override everything.”
Chen Rui was taken aback, “What will happen if Your Royal Highness lost your elemental heart?”
“I will fall into a coma and I must be immersed in the fountain of life. Also, the earth elemental heart can only live for a year after leaving the body. I hope you will find the requiem fruit after this challenge. Pour the juice on the elemental heart will fix my heart. I do this to help you but at the same time, it is also to help myself. As long as you are alive, you can help me obtain the requiem fruit that can fix the elemental heart.”
As the Earth Elemental King spoke, a fluorescent light appeared in his hand and a bead wrapped with white light appeared in his hand. The bead was covered with cracks, but it didn’t break apart as if it was being stuck by “glue”. Yet, it was only sticking, not repairing the cracks.
“Within one year, as long as you give me the complete earth elemental heart, I will be resurrected. If it’s longer than a year, whether it is repaired, I will truly die with the elemental heart. However, you don’t have to worry. Elements are part of nature. Our life and death are nothing more than a transformation of the existing form. In any case, it’s nice to know you, my friend. Remember, my name is Moore.”
As soon as the Earth Elemental King Moore finished speaking, the white bead slowly flew toward Chen Rui’s hands. Subsequently, Moore’s body began to freeze and soon became a cold statue. The surrounding earth elementals looked sad. They had all knelt down.
Chen Rui looked at the Earth Elemental King that lost his life and fell on one knee too. Moore said very clearly that it was done for the repair of earth elemental heart. However, the unreserved trust was by no means the word interest could represent.
In the face of such trust, words were useless. Only actions were the best proof.
The earth elementals were highly obedience toward their king. They weren’t dissatisfied with Chen Rui because of the elemental king’s death. Instead, they respected this friend who had the friendship and trust of the king.
The earth elemental heart that Chen Rui obtained had a miraculous effect. Just holding it in his hand made him felt especially calm. He believed that with the improvement of his mind training, it would play a more significant role.
As Moore said, his mind had also been greatly enhanced. At this level, it was more than enough for him to use <Deep Analysis> twice a day. If combined with the effect of the Evil Blue Tear brought by Royce, it might increase by one more.
The wonders of the earth elemental heart were far more than that. According to the two elite earth elementals, Tag and Sog, Chen Rui’s earth magic defense had already reached a high level. Moreover, he could cast a certain amount of earth magic without any assistance.
Chen Rui gave it a try. He really was able to cast the supportive skill, <Stone Skin>. Besides, he didn’t even have to chant a spell. Now that he had the “God-Eating Mask”, together with <Earth Mastery>, he really seemed a bit like one of the Beelzebub Royal Family.
Thinking of the fountain of life and Earth Source, Chen Rui suddenly had an idea and tried to transplant the earth elemental heart to the Star Garden, and he was actually able to plant itsuccessfully. Prompt: “Unknown species, it will cost aura 100,000.” Although aura was limited now, he didn’t hesitate to confirm.
The moment the earth elemental heart entered the galaxy garden, the pivotal fairy immediately sensed it. She sent out a thick mist and kept the earth elemental heart into the small tree below her. The small tree suddenly had a “fruit” that emitted a faint white light. The power of the white light spread across the entire Star Garden. There were bits of flashing light in the mist now, as if it was a beautiful and ethereal galaxy.
A bigger surprise was at the back, the system prompted: “Under the influence of unknown source, the output of all plants in the Star Garden triples and the quality increases by one level.”
It seems that the Earth Elemental King, Moore gave an amazing gift!
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