When Chen Rui left the council hall, it was already night. He did not go to the Aldas laboratory in the outer courtyard, but walked toward the arena.
The moonlight tonight was very bright, and it was a bit colder than before, but the cold purple glow that spilled on Chen Rui made him feel a hot anxiety. This symptom seemed to have gotten a little worse compared to the previous few days.
Chen Rui recited the calm mind formula. His heart felt a little calmer and a lot better. He discovered this so-called calm mind formula himself. It was a mental application technique that could quickly locate the feeling of meditation. Although he didn’t need to recite phrases such as “Mind as clear as ice, not scared even the sky falls”, its effect was considered not bad. It was the result of his hard work in the training ground the past few years.
The progress of Star Conversion was now 12%. In fact, more than 12 days had passed. Chen Rui discovered that Star Conversion did not progress uniformly. It would speed up or slow down according to certain fluctuations. As of now, more than half of the “God-Eating Mask” was in his control, and with the effect of <Refined Mind>, Star Conversion’s progress seemed to have slowed down.
However, Chen Rui knew that this slowness was relative. The total time of Star Conversion would be 100 days. The current slowness meant acceleration in the future. Meanwhile, it represented an increase in the danger and difficulty to resist. However, for now, he had to do it because it also took time to further improve <Refined Mind> and to crack the “God-Eating Mask”. It was impossible to give up <Refined Mind> or analyzing the artifact now. If that was the case, he would lose his consciousness in less than 100 days.
Chen Rui wore a cloaked and walked into the arena. He could have directly exerted his powers and rushed to the arena as soon as possible, but now he knew that moonlight aggravated some sort of negative influence. He wanted to use this opportunity to further train his mind, so he was not in a hurry. He walked at a normal speed, constantly fighting the discomfort of moonlight with the calm mind formula.
Although nightlife in the Demon Realm was not lively, there were many people who liked to go out at night. At places such as lively bars and on the streets, there were imps selling various strange items, and dark goblins and lichs setting up night stalls… Especially the succubus on the roadside seducing people, making people lose control. Of course, behind the attractiveness may be a terrifying trap. Whether it was a romantic encounter or a nightmare, depended on whether that person had corresponding strength.
Dark Moon City was very large. The distribution of these people was very scattered. Some areas were empty and spooky; other areas were very lively. This made Chen Rui think of the concept of establishing a night market.
He saw a few people surrounded the two girls, waving knives in their hands. They were intimidating them loudly. Chen Rui glanced at the two girls; both of them were dark elves with veils on their faces. They seemed to be sisters who were about sixteen or seventeen years old. The taller older sister was protecting her younger sister. They looked very frightened. There was an old dark elf lying on the ground not far away who had passed out.
This kind of thing happened almost every day in Dark Moon Estate. The guys waving the knives seemed to have a background. There were initially some demons nearby, but when they saw this situation, they all hid away lest they invited trouble.
Chen Rui only felt that the the two dark elf girls’ dressing seemed somewhat familiar. He suddenly remembered. Aren’t these the two daughters of the mysterious dark elf, Skye in the Cloak Gang, Eve and Alian? The dark elf lying on the ground… is Skye!
Among the demons that surround the two girls, the strongest one is an early stage Higher Demon. Skye’s powers are at least Great Demon King level. Why can’t he defeat these weak enemies, leaving the two daughters in danger?
Chen Rui thought of Skye’s injury and seemed to have realized something. At that moment, an ugly minotaur reached out and grabbed Eve’s veil. Eve screamed in fear. The veil was ripped off, revealing her appearance. Her facial features were beautiful , but there were a lot of ugly markings on her face which looked very ugly.
A few guys froze, then immediately began to swear. Eve covered her face. One guy took the opportunity to grab Alian. Chen Rui could no longer stand by idly. He put on the mask and instantly appeared in front of the two girls. He kicked away the lich who caught Alian.
“Where did this guy come from? How dare he meddle in our business?”
Although Chen Rui was already releasing the vibe of a Higher Demon, the Higher Demon who was the leader did not retreat. Instead, he seemed very arrogant.
“Eve, what’s going on?”
Eve didn”t expect this person to know her. As she was in shock, Alian’s eyes brightened. She had clearly recognized Chen Rui. She said, “Sir, my father took us out for a walk and we met these people who try to extort us. My father’s illness was coincidentally triggered…”
“Don’t talk so much!” The Higher Demon finally began to dread the power Chen Rui demonstrated. He sneered. “These two girls ate two pieces of puree cakes sold by Chacha, so they must pay two black crystal coins. You injured my brother just now, and must compensate at least eight black crystal coins. It’s a total of ten black crystal coins. We, however, belong to the Gorefiend Gang. Even the guards dare not meddle in our business. If you are sensible, then pay up!”
Alian’s voice sounded, “You clearly said that we could try it for free just now. You even took the initiative to offer it to me. You also said that I only need to pay one white crystal coin…”
The goblin called Chacha jumped out and shouted, “I clearly said a black crystal coin! Who said you could taste it for free?”
Chen Rui understood the situation. Skye brought his two daughters out and encountered an extortion. Skye did not take these people’s powers into consideration at all, but his old injury just had to occur at the critical moment. It could be said that he was out of his element.
Chen Rui also thought of something that he had personally experienced on Earth before. When he was in college, he and a roommate met a Xinjiang man who pushed a tricycle selling walnut cakes on the street. The guy initially said it was 5 yuan for half a kilogram, so he wanted to buy half a kilogram. In the end, the guy cut a piece and weighed 2.5 kilogram, but the price suddenly became 5 yuan per 50 grams, 50 yuan for 500 grams, and 2.5 kilograms cost 250 yuan.
Of course, Chen Rui and his roommate refused to pay 250 yuan. As a result, the Xinjiang man called several comrades over, all holding knives and forced them to buy it. The other party was strong in numbers, so Chen Rui and his roommate had no choice but to acknowledge their misfortune. The two did not have so much money; the 100 yuan they had was taken.
What was even more annoying was that when they went to the police station to report it, the police asked about the occurrence in detail and did a routine write-up, then they immediately sent the two away. There was never a follow-up. A few days later, Chen Rui saw the Xinjiang people on the street again.
An informed person told him that due to many reasons, the police really had no choice. It was legal for these people to carry a knife. When they entered the police station, they pretended not to understand Mandarin. In the end, they were released easily. The only way was to stay away from them. In fact, Chen Rui had Xinjiang people as classmates. They were warm, hospitable and easy to get along with, but in recent years, more and more Uyghurs had been extorting, pickpocketing and robbing in various places, ruining the reputation of Xinjiang people.
Thinking of his previous experience, coupled with Gorefiend Gang being Cloak Gang’s nemesis, an intense murderous intent grew in Chen Rui’s mind. His body flickered. The leader Great Demon grew dizzy, then it was quickly followed by a slap. This slap in the face was so powerful that he flew away, then it was quickly followed by a few slapping sounds. Except for the goblin Chacha, none of them could stand up.
The worst among them all was the Higher Demon leader. He lay on the ground, and his neck was already bent impossibly. It had clearly been broken by that one slap.
The goblin， Chacha’s body shivered. He opened his mouth， but he couldn’t say a word. His pants had already been soaked with hot and stinky liquid.
He was actually scared of him, so much that he lost control of his bladder.
“My name is Aguile. Tell your boss Wick that in a few days, I will personally visit the Gorefiend Gang.”
Aguile! Goblin then knew that the cloaked man in front of him turned out to be the Gorefiend Gang’s worst enemy. His legs grew weak and he collapsed on the ground.
Finally, the calm mind formula played its part. Except for the Higher Demon, none of the others died. Chen Rui withdrew his murderous spirit. Alian felt a sigh of relief and cheered, “Sir is so amazing!”
Chen Rui touched Alian’s head, then picked up the veil and handed it to Eve. He saw Skye, who was on the ground, had already opened his eyes. He immediately stepped forward to help him get up.
Skye already saw the situation just now. He smiled bitterly and said, “Thank you, Sir Leader. If it were not for sir, the consequences would be unthinkable.”
Chen Rui shook his head, showing that it was not a problem. “This is not the place to talk. Let’s go.”
Eve put on her veil again. Together with Alian, she helped Skye slowly leave the alley.
Chen Rui temporarily changed his mind and escorted the father and daughters trio back to the Cloak Gang.
The old goblin, Didi was naturally excited to see the master. Chen Rui did not give the old goblin too much time to boast about his work and followed Skye and his daughters to the small courtyard where he lived.
After sending away the old goblin, Skye was already almost completely recovered. He thanked Chen Rui again.
In Chen Rui’s <Analytical Eyes>, Skye’s strength was no longer unable to determine, but B. As expected, he really was a Great Demon King powerhouse.
“Sir Skye is very polite. You now belong to the Cloak Gang, so there is no need to say such unnecessary things.” Chen Rui paused a little. “Excuse me for asking, is there any way to completely cure your injury? It seems that Eve and Alian’s illness is getting more and more difficult to control, otherwise you guys would not be been taken advantage of by that kind of guy.”
With that said, he took out six bottles of potions, of which were two bottles of healing medicine, and four bottles of antidote. They were Master-level potions made by Aldas. However, only these 6 bottles of these two types of potions were left. The others could only be obtained from the exchange center, but that kind of grand master level potions could not be revealed easily.
“The six bottles of Master-level potions may not cure your pain, but please accept them. I hope you will continue to contribute to Cloak Gang.”
“Thank you.” Skye didn’t accept the potions. He was silent for a while, then sighed, “I’m old and ill-ridden; I cannot help much.”
“Then you can help as much as you can. Jesse still has to rely on your guidance.” Chen Rui could not reveal the other party’s powers. At present, at least this mysterious strongman was still on the Cloak Gang’s side.
“Jesse is my disciple, I should be guiding him in the first place.” Skye frowned. “Today you saved us father and daughters again. I don’t like owing favors. If sir can double the amount of these two potions, I will give sir a set of magical leather armor that I collected in my early years in exchange.”
With that said, Skye took out a set of leather armor. It was tough in texture, delicate in sewing, and vaguely fluctuating magic waves.
“This set of leather is made of mutated tri-horned rhino skin, which can enhance physical defense and reduce magic damage.”
Enhance physical defense and improve magic defense? Two enchanting attributes! Chen Rui was secretly surprised. Even the dark star iron weapons enchanted by Torre had only one bloodthirsty attribute.
When Chen Rui was in the underground, he had seen taurens making leather armor. However, the taurens were not good at armor making. The leather armor in front of him, whether it was craftsmanship, enchantment or the feeling it gave, was far superior to the taurens’ craftsmanship. As if it was not just a piece of leather, it was a work of art, and it was by no means ordinary goods!
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