Chen Rui lamented, “Sir Skye, I have to say that even if I provide twice the amount of potions, it is still not worth the value of this high grade magic equipment.”
On the side, Alian interrupted, “Such poor taste. What high grade equipment, this is obviously an excellent grade!”
Skye glanced at Alian with a stern expression. Alian seemed to stick out her tongue behind the veil and did not say any more.
Chen Rui was taken aback. When he learned forging from the taurens in the underground world, he already understood the divisions of equipment grades in this world. Ordinary whiteboard equipment was considered low grade; equipment with good quality and a certain enchanting effect was considered intermediate grade; those with better quality and good magic properties were considered high grade.
On top of these three conventional equipment grades, there were even better equipment, which were excellent grade, legendary grade, and epic grade.
These three grades of equipment were not only excellent in quality, but it was combined with a perfect enchanting effect. The higher the grade, the more powerful. For example, the seven artifacts belonged to epic grade. The Evil Blue Tear brought back by Royce was the first secret treasure of the Belphegor Royal Family other than the Breeze Shadow Boots. It should belong to a legendary grade. The “Dark Will” in Chen Rui’s hands was likely to be legendary grade.
Athena’s Guardian’s Sword, which had the attribute of being particularly sharp and was enchanted with bloodthirsty effect, seemed to have reached excellent grade. However, strictly speaking, this weapon could only be regarded as a high grade equipment because the special sharpness was a property of dark star iron itself. The double enchantment effect was only 40% of the effect, and the user’s defense was reduced by 20%. This was because the tauren priest, Torre enchantment skill was not perfect enough.
In fact, due to the taurens being naturally lacking in magic sensing, it became the most unfortunate flaw in the taurens’ forging process. If it was a mechanic master who was proficient in enchantment carries out an enchantment with the taurens’ brilliant forging skills as the basis, the effect would be much more perfect. It could even reach legendary grade.
A mechanic that could produce excellent grade equipment already belonged to grand master level. Only when the mechanic master was at peak condition or when he was occasionally inspired, he could create legendary grade equipment, but it was relatively difficult. This was the greatest achievement so far. Besides, only mechanics who reached the grand master level could easily create legendary grade equipment or even epic grade artifacts.
Skye’s leather armor that was used to exchange with potions turned out to be excellent grade equipment that could only be created by the mechanic master. Chen Rui’s eyes suddenly lit up. Although the potions he provided were also master level, the potions were only consumables. It was far from being comparable to the equipment. Of course, black potions were another matter.
Chen Rui thought for a while and shook his head, “Unfortunately, I don’t have any more master level potions at hand, but it seems that the master-level potion cannot completely eliminate the secret disease. If I can, I hope to help you or Eve and Alian to completely eradicate the secret disease as an equivalent exchange. However, in that case, I am afraid that this piece of leather armor is not enough.”
Alian seemed to be very impressed with Chen Rui’s help in the alley just now and interrupted again, “Then let’s have father make one more…”
“Shut up!” Skye shouted angrily. Alian’s body trembled, as if she was stimulated. She shook like she was about to fall.
“Alian!” Eve exclaimed, holding her hurriedly.
Chen Rui felt dizzy for a while, and there was one less bottle of antidote in his hands. Almost at the same time, Skye grabbed Alian and fed her the bottle of antidote. After Alian drank the antidote, her body no longer trembled. She was just wheezing. Her condition seemed very weak.
Chen Rui was deeply shocked. The Demon King-level power was one thing because he had already obtained the corresponding information from <Analytical Eyes>, but he was shocked by what Alian said “make one more”!
This excellent grade magic leather armor was actually made by Skye himself! Only mechanic master could make excellent grade equipment. In this case, isn’t Skye…
After Alian’s condition improved slightly, Skye said to Eve, “Eve, help your sister to rest in the room.”
Eve helped Alian walk into the house. Skye looked at Chen Rui’s calm look, who didn’t seem to be surprised by Alian’s words or the power he showed in a panic. He frowned slightly and said, “Sir Leader, that was rude of me.”
“Everyone has their own secrets; so do I.” Chen Rui had recovered from his surprise. He pointed at the mask on his face calmly.
Skye nodded slowly. Chen Rui didn’t give him much time to think and said, “Sir Skye, or should I say, Master Skye, I know what you are worried about. You now have three options. First, immediately take your daughters away from the Cloak Gang or even Dark Moon. Nobody should be able to stop you. Second, kill me to silence my mouth, but I’m afraid that this will be difficult to achieve, even if your strength is the middle stage of Great Demon King. The Cloak Gang is now the imperial guards reserve forces. This will alarm the Dark Moon Lord. When that time comes, not only your two daughters, it would even be hard for you to escape. The third is what I call the equivalent exchange. I will try to completely heal you and your two daughters, you will come up with the corresponding exchange chips.”
Skye’s gaze changed uncertainly. His murderous intent burst especially when Chen Rui talked about his true powers, then he frowned. Chen Rui saw the opportunity and added another sentence, “If you pick the third option, I will keep all your secrets. After completely recovering, you can stay here or leave. In fact, my teacher is also a mechanic master. Perhaps, his ability is above yours.”
When Skye heard the last sentence, he couldn’t help raising a brow. Chen Rui took out something. “Sir Skye, look at this first.”
Skye took a look and his gaze was instantly attracted. Chen Rui took out a piece of fist size metal that was glowing fluorescent light faintly.
“Can you show me?” Skye’s voice sounded a little strange.
Chen Rui threw the metal over. Skye caught it, but it felt heavier than he expected. He looked at it carefully and was stunned. He said, “This dark star iron… has been refined to the legendary grade!”
Legendary grade materials were a necessary condition for creating legendary grade equipment. Skye’s surprise was not without reason. Not just its legendary grade quality, just the refinement ability of making this dark star iron without impurities was far above him. However, Skye is not dispirited because his specialization was not the same as Aguile’s “teacher”.
“This is your teacher’s…”
Chen Rui nodded and took out two pieces of dark star iron that was refined in the refining room. “There are two more pieces here, which are my teacher’s works.”
If one piece could be accidental, what about three pieces? Skye sighed, “Turns out you have such an amazing teacher. In that case, I can’t think of any bargaining chips that can attract you.”
“I won’t hide from Sir that I was kicked out by the teacher to practice. These three pieces of legendary grade dark star irons are a test for me. When I can forge them, I can meet one of the conditions to return to the teacher to continue learning.” Chen Rui sighed. “I won’t tell you what the specific conditions are. This is my biggest secret. Consider it as an exchange to know your secret.”
The inspiration for this “secret exchange” was derived from his negotiation with Joseph. As expected, Skye’s brow relaxed a lot. After all, Aguile’s teacher was a master of the same field with far better ability than him, so some of his previous concerns could be put down.
As for those few pieces of second-class refined dark star iron, Chief Tauren Delong also said that Chen Rui’s current forging level was not enough to forge them. Delong could forge it himself, but because the taurens were lacking in enchantment. As a true forging master, Delong could not bear to waste these precious materials.
“Sir Skye is an expert, please rate a piece of my poor work from a while ago.” Chen Rui said and brought out a long sword of his own creation. This was the work after creating Guardian’s Sword and the short dagger. With the help of <Deep Analysis>, his technique had improved a lot, but there was no enchantment.
Skye took the sword and looked at it. He expressed his appreciation, “If you just look at the forging ability, it is already very brilliant. Even I can’t give you too many useful suggestions. It’s just that a true mechanic master does not only use the hand but also the ‘heart’ when creating a piece of work. In other words, they are not only your work but your child, a living being.”
Chen Rui nodded and said, “When I was learning forging, my teacher also said that you are not only casting a weapon but also building a life. Every force application point and degree of force are a realization of life… I still have a long way to go.”
These words were actually the Chief Tauren’s original words. There was a sentence that followed, “If you can truly understand this feeling, then you are the top tauren blacksmith.” When Skye heard it, he expressed approval. “It seems your teacher is a true top master. I am ashamed of my inferiority. If I have the opportunity, I hope you can recommend me on my behalf.”
After this conversation, he looked at the weapons Chen Rui forged again. The relationship between the two became much closer. Chen Rui said, “In fact, everything I’m doing now is to pass my teacher’s test. It was not just my forging skill, but my own strength too. If Sir Skye trusts me, I am willing to help you get rid of the secret disease in your body. If it is successful, I hope that you can help me make three legendary grade equipment, and… I hope to be by your side during the whole process to watch and learn.”
Skye silenced for a moment and said, “Even if a mechanic master has legendary grade materials, there is no 100% certainty that he can forge legendary grade equipment. Your teacher should have said that there are three mechanic master specialties, which are metal forging, leather goods making and jewelry making. My specialty is not metal but leather goods. I can’t forge these three pieces of legendary dark Star iron. I can’t help you with your studies.”
Chen Rui’s teacher was of course fictitious, but his brain turned quickly. He said, “My teacher once said that once you learn one thing, you learn all. I still hope to observe and learn the process of your craftsmanship. As for the materials… how about this?”
“Learn one thing, learn all? It makes a lot of sense… Hold on, this is… hydra skin!” Skye was so moved when he saw what Chen Rui took out. He threw the dark star iron back to Chen Rui and stepped forward in one quick stride. He stroked the hydra skin with his eyes shining. “Very perfect material. Although it is not of the mutated Demon Emperor level, it is still the Great Demon King level. It’s also very fresh with no tanning. With special methods, its enchantment effect will be quite impressive…”
If the previous dark star iron was not within Skye’s mastery, then the current hydra skin was truly his “type”.
After a while, Skye realized that he had forgotten himself. He stood up with a bitter smile. “Hydra skin alone is not enough; I still need other materials. However, I believe that with your ability, it should not be a problem. Now I am a bit convinced that you really can help me.”
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