Although Kaguron did not know what the powder was, from the attitude of Old Gauss, this person’s identity was definitely not ordinary. He didn’t ask further and nodded decisively.
Soon, a man in a cape whose face couldn’t be seen followed Kaguron to the council hall.
“Kaguron, you personally guard the gate of the inner courtyard; no one is allowed to enter.” Shea’s expression remained cold, but the fluctuations in her voice uncharacteristically reflected the abnormal fluctuations in her heart. Kaguron was secretly surprised by the messenger’s identity. He bowed and left.
“Princess Royal, I still have some things to do. I will also withdraw.” Old Gauss bowed and took the initiative to withdraw.
Shea seemed to want to ask Old Gauss to stay, but she didn’t say anything in the end. Only she and the cloaked man remained in the council room.
After Old Gauss left, the man took off the cloak covering his head and smiled, “Long time no see, Princess Royal.”
The moment Shea saw that smile, she spaced out a little, then recovered instantly. However, the slight emotional fluctuations could not be concealed from Chen Rui, who had reached the Demon King level. Because of the <Camouflage> skill, he was now only the powerless Human.
Shea gazed at Chen Rui for a moment and nodded, “You came back just in time this time. There is a major matter to discuss with you.”
Chen Rui hesitated. Not counting Aguile’s identity and peeping, he and Shea hadn’t seen each other for two months. He even came back from such a dangerous place, but she went straight to the point without even asking about his situation.
It could be seen from the Wind Chime of Memory that Shea had a delicate feeling about him now; it was just friends but slightly closer. Now, after meeting again after a long time, she at least should say “You’re finally back”, “You’ve returned safely” or maybe ask the reason he came back.
Chen Rui secretly sighed: The Princess Royal can cry and laugh loudly in front of the wind chimes in the secret room or even call my name deeply, but in the council hall she is the reserved iceberg princess .
Hidden attributes were hidden attributes after all. They couldn’t be activated unless in specific conditions.
However, Chen Rui did not consider this point. Even in situations like this, Shea would at least say something courteous even to ordinary subordinates. It was because he was “special”, therefore she was being “abnormal”.
Shea told him about the Beelzebub Royal Family stealing artifact fragment and the people coming to assist the investigation in the Imperial City. She saw that Chen Rui was not paying full attention, and she frowned, “What do you think of this matter?”
Chen Rui deliberately pretended to be thinking. He said, “The Beelzebub Royal Family reappeared after 400 years, they must have come prepared. Now they have obtained the complete ‘God-Eating Mask’, it is indeed a big problem. I am thinking that Beelzebub’s goal is definitely not just the fallen Dark Moon, but the entire Fallen Angel Empire. Maybe we can use some means to turn Beelzebub’s power into our own, to counter…”
“No!” Shea interrupted Chen Rui decisively. A strong killing intent radiated from her body. She gritted her teeth and said, “No matter how great the value is, the Beelzebub Family, especially that guy from that night, must die!”
“Princess Royal, now is not 400 years ago. Maybe that person…”
Shea’s murderousness became even more intense. Although it was not directed at Chen Rui, he still felt a deep chill. She was not bluffing. It seemed that the hatred she had toward a certain guy had reached the extreme. “Don’t say anymore! Even without the ‘God-Eating Mask’, that person must also die! This is beyond doubt!”
Chen Rui was just trying to test Shea’s attitude. Who knew Shea’s response would be so fierce. It seemed that he had no say. Even if his identity was not the Beelzebub Royal Family or without the ‘God-Eating Mask’, just that secret room rubbed Shea the wrong way.
Chen Rui had no doubt that if he now showed his identity, Shea would kill him immediately. He could not afford this risk.
From the sounds of Wind Chime of Memory, Shea, the lord of Dark Moon, was a cool woman who devoted her life and death to the estate. There was nothing more important than the “big picture” that she identified. Before attaining powers that could match hers or being able to leave Dark Moon without hesitation, it was better to not disclose the ‘God-Eating Mask’ matter for the time being.
After all, Shea was not Athena. Chen Rui was currently just a vague shadow in Shea’s heart. The most obvious impression was that she had a talented subordinate. Unless her closeness toward him could reach the level of Athena, otherwise he definitely could not reveal the real identity..
Everything was for the sake of survival. Now, Chen Rui had not reached the point of having to gamble, and he was no longer alone. He had a lover, friends and followers. He must be cautious.
When he thought about this, Chen Rui changed his words immediately, “I understand the Princess Royal’s meaning. I don’t want to cooperate with the Beelzebub Royal Family, but to use the Imperial City’s power to deplete the Beelzebub Royal Family’s forces. Then, when the opponent is at their weakest, we will take the opportunity to launch an attack to destroy the Beelzebub Royal Family in one fell swoop.”
Shea paused slightly and nodded. “It’s just that it is too difficult to implement this plan. I have sent people to hunt for half a month. There has been no whereabouts of the Beelzebub Royal Family. It is likely that they have already left Dark Moon or that they are hiding somewhere we cannot find.”
“Then you can take this matter easy for a while and let the Imperial City messenger to worry about. Princess Royal is the lord of the estate. You need to set your sights broader. Don’t keep focusing on this point. There is a more important thing now.” Chen Rui looked at Shea’s expectant gaze and smiled, “Why didn’t Princess Royal Royal Highness ask me why I came back from Mountain Xilang?”
When Shea saw the competent smile, she felt her recent anxieties calm down. She calmly said, “As the lord, I am waiting for my mining officer to report.”
“That is my miscalculation. It is very impolite to let a beautiful lady take the initiative to ask.” Chen Rui skillfully put an equal sign between the lord and beautiful lady, placing himself in a more equal position. Sure enough, Shea’s murderousness retracted and her eyes looked slightly soft. She seemed to have a sense of immersion.
“Last time I entrusted Aguile to bring back minerals, did Princess Royal receive them?”
Speaking of this, Shea’s purple eyes flashed with color. “I have received all of them. I don’t know how you solved the waste ores problem. These fine-quality iron ore can be used to make excellent weapons and equipment.”
“What I asked him to bring was only a small fraction. This time I brought back some more. Actually, these are waste ores from the past years. I used a ‘special’ method inherited from the grand master to handle all of it. Now, the mines no longer have waste ores. All of them are high-quality minerals. It’s just that we can’t go underground. At present, the ‘waste ores’ accumulated over thousands of years are enough for us to use.”
It was easy to say, but in fact, he killed a Demon Overlord, which was indeed a “special” method.
Shea was overjoyed. “You have done so much! I want to reward you properly.”
“I haven’t finished saying my credits. Princess Royal, don’t rush,” Chen Rui said while laughing. “Royal Highness, remember the ex-mining officer, Tim who disappeared two years ago?”
Shea nodded. Chen Rui’s next words surprised her, “Tim isn’t dead…”
According to Chen Rui, Tim was framed two years ago and met the terrible demonic beasts, the medusas in the underground. He was imprisoned by the medusas. If he had not married a medusa by chance, he would have died. These few years he kept trying to think of a way to escape, but unfortunately could not.
When Chen Rui and Athena rescued the miners who fell to the bottom of the main pit, they coincidentally encountered the battle between the medusas and taurens. Tim escaped with the help of his medusa wife. As he was escaping in the midst of the chaos, he coincidentally found the two of them. They escaped the underground world together, but Tim’s medusa wife was of Demon King level, so she could not pass through the seal. Currently, Tim had been hiding somewhere in Mountain Xilang.
Chen Rui also explained the situation of the bandits in Mountain Xilang. The initial bandits bosses either killed each other or were poisoned; all of them were dead. Only Snowden, the head of the bandits, was left. Chen Rui wanted to poison him, but this Snowden was a Demon King-level powerhouse. He was vigilant by nature, and he actually discovered Chen Rui’s intention. If it weren’t for Aguile’s help, Chen Rui, Tim, and Athena would all have died in Snowden’s hands. However, Aguile was also seriously injured. He was currently hiding in Town Leia of the Dark Shadow Empire to treat his injuries.
“That Aguile,” Shea was skeptical, “Are you sure he was with you these days?”
Chen Rui nodded affirmatively. “After his last duel with Arux, he handed over to Princess Royal what I entrusted to him, then returned to Mountain Xilang. Although he doesn’t like to be disturbed and often trains alone, he will still appear in time when needed.”
Shea inquired carefully about the times when Aguile appeared, and sure enough, they really conflicted with the times when the Beelzebub Royal Family appeared. They should not be the same person. Her expression became slightly clouded. Chen Rui knew that Shea had a lot of suspicions about “Aguile”. Fortunately, he was well prepared, and he handled the situation perfectly.
Chen Rui didn’t mention Athena’s true powers to avoid unnecessary trouble. Athena was now resting in the basement of the arena. According to Vasasha, Royce had been circling Red Spirit Estate several times and had successfully obtained the Evil Blue Tears. He was rushing back to Dark Moon and could arrive as soon as tonight.
Chen Rui’s <Deep Analysis> of “God-Eating Mask” started to slow down. One <Deep Analysis> used to be able to analyze 1% to 2%, but now it was only possible to analyze 1% after two analyses. With Blue Evil Tears, not only could the number of times of analysis be increased, but the special effect of concealing one’s own power level was just right for Athena.
“Remember the letter I sent from Cloak Gang? I asked Princess Royal to suspend the plan to dispatch troops to Mountain Xilang because the conditions were not mature enough at the time. According to the information I obtained, Snowden was a mutated Great Demon, and his power was at the early stage Demon King. He was proficient at wind magic. If Princess Royal has a reliable candidate to defeat Snowden, then this plan can be launched.”
Shea groaned for a moment and nodded. “Hmph, this candidate, in fact, you also know him. It is Kaguron.”
Chen Rui was slightly surprised. Kaguron’s powers in <Analytical Eyes> was only Higher Demon, and he was not of a mutated bloodline. Can he actually deal with Snowden?
But as Shea’s most important captain of the imperial guard, he must have something special.
“Kaguron and his sister both had a special mutated ability, which is just the opposite of the ordinary Great Demon. They usually kept their battle form to store their power, and they could transform into ordinary form and exert incredible power during battle. Kaguron and Kaguli’s powers were both Demon King Level, but they wouldn’t reveal it easily usually. Kaguron’s role is to guard the palace; Kaguli’s is to protect Alice, but when they truly had to launch an attack, they need to disguise properly and try not to let Snowden see any clues.”
It was the first time Chen Rui heard about this Great Demon mutated talent with the opposite state. Presumably, they could freely control their combat power, but Shea’s last sentence was obviously superfluous because Snowden was already in Chen Rui’s control.
“Thank you for your Royal Highness’ trust.” Chen Rui understood that Shea telling him a secret of this level meant that he had become a confidant almost like Kaguron and Old Gauss. To return the favour, he immediately said, “In that case, I have to congratulate Princess Royal in advance. It’s time to take back the sheriff position.”
As soon as he said that sentence, a strange light revealed up in Shea’s eyes.
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