“Attack increased by 18%; attack speed increased by 18%; tear damage increased by 15%. Besides, the inconspicuous appearance also acts as camouflage. An exceptional weapon. Based on the enchantment of a quasi-three-star magic array, this excellent grade weapon is almost perfect.”
Anderson’s comment astonished Savice. That thrash sword actually has such a strong attribute?! Could it be that Master Anderson’s eyesight is bad that he appraises it wrongly? Certainly, Savice dared not say it aloud.
Anderson’s “almost perfect” evaluation caused a commotion among the nearby audience. You have to know who Master Anderson is? He is the chairman of the Dark Shadow Empire’s Mechanic Association and also the top mechanic master! Since he said so, there is no doubt that this sword is an exceptional excellent-grade weapon.
Most of the audience were interested in: Since this is the case, the bet previously announced by Savice in public…
Dior clenched his fists in excitement: He is not only able to make excellent grade weapons in this kind of contest, but he is also praised by Master Anderson. This is by no means luck. With such capability, he is an undisputed elite! Arthur really didn’t brag. He really retained his strength in the preliminary round. Compared with Arthur, Savice’s craftsmanship is obviously inferior. It seems that choosing Arthur is the best decision!
For once, in Dior’s mind, those rare materials that had been “blackmailed” became worthy. It was no doubt that the candidate he supported entered the finals. Even Robert, who was chosen by Falamo, seemed dull in comparison.
Dior glanced at Marianne and Falamo, who had an uncomfortable face not so far away, and felt very happy.
“Thanks for your appraisal, master.” Chen Rui bowed politely to the VIP seats and looked at Savice with a pale face. His volume suddenly increased, “Now, it’s time to fulfill the bet.”
The audience immediately echoed loudly, “Fulfill the bet!”
“That whatever genius, it’s been a long since I find him displeasing to my eyes!”
“Cut his hands off!”
Savice’s limbs were cold. He felt as if he had fallen into a sinister trap. What was worse was that he was the one digging the trap. At that time, Master Leo stood up in the VIP seat and his voice echoed the entire space, “Wait! I have something to say!”
Master Leo held a form and pointed at Chen Rui, “This Arthur had just certified as a mechanic three days before the contest!”
The audience’s whispers began to sound at their seats. I thought Arthur is a senior mechanic, but he turns out to be a rookie who just becomes a mechanic. Yet, he actually got such a result in the contest. That is too powerful!
Master Leo’s subsequent words revealed his true intention, “Three days ago, the registration for mechanics has already closed! He’s not even eligible to participate in the first round of the preliminary! The association has long stipulated that any form of cheating is prohibited in the contest. I propose to disqualify his results and expel him out of the field immediately!”
Chen Rui’s registration was made by Dior in a special way. As long as his identity as a mechanic was fine, the association wouldn’t care about this kind of thing. Now, due to the bet between Chen Rui and Savice, Leo brought up the incident to save his disciple’s hands. As long as Chen Rui’s qualifications were denied, then the previous bet of “making excellent grade equipment in the semi-final” naturally couldn’t hold.
Although Leo’s proposal was barely tenable in theory, many audiences below the stage didn’t accept it and clamored to express their dissatisfaction. Arthur’s strength is definitely authentic. Besides, the weapon he made iss acknowledged by Master Anderson. You’re only trying to disqualify him when you see that Savice is going to lose now?
Master Anderson’s brows were gradually tightened. He didn’t agree with Leo’s approach. Strictly speaking, “Arthur” qualification to join the contest contained an “unwritten rule”. Yet, if it was brought up to the surface, it was indeed cheating. Especially Leo’s phrase “the association has long stipulated that any form of cheating in contests is strictly prohibited”, made him hard to defend as the chairman of the association. If he made an exception this time, the reputation of the association would be greatly reduced.
Savice felt like he just escaped from death. He wiped off his sweat and showed a proud look. Having a mechanic master as a teacher is definitely different. In any case, this “Arthur” is too dangerous. After the contest, I must put him to death.
Dior didn’t expect that Master Leo would revolt using that point and his facial expression changed suddenly. The Falamo couple, who was initially nervous, took a sigh of relief. Marianne looked at Dior proudly and kept sneering.
“I’m against that proposal!” The unexpected confrontation came from Master Rummenigge. Rummenigge slowly stood up and his voice was resounding, “It’s because this so-called cheating doesn’t exist at all. I’ve already sent my contest invitation to Arthur previously. This can be testified by the third general, Kafu’s son, Monroe. Besides, he has my recommendation badge with him. He could have directly entered the second round of preliminary!”
Master Rummenigge was an Asmodeus Royal Family, and his reputation was barely below Master Anderson. He was always known to be fair. The audience couldn’t wait to see Arthur continue to participate in the contest and applauded.
Chen Rui suddenly realized that the badge actually played such a role. It seems that the fine wine that I offered to this master to thank him for the basic knowledge along the way was worthy. If I knew this earlier, I wouldn’t have participated in the first preliminary round.
By the way, this badge… I seem to have more than one…
Surely, another voice also sounded, “It seems both of us know how to spot talent, Master Rummenigge.”
The one who spoke was Master Xhosa. Xhosa laughed loudly, “Arthur, take out both of your recommendation badges! I don’t believe that with two masters’ recommendations, others will still dare to question your eligibility!”
Contrary to Master Rummenigge’s impartiality in the association, Master Xhosa was simply Leo’s nemesis, and he was also pushed aside to the mechanic certification office by Leo. It was just nice for him now to avenge this grudge.
Now, all the audience looked at Chen Rui differently. This Arthur actually got a unanimous recommendation of two masters!
Chen Rui took out two badges and the admin aside checked and nodded. It was indeed the master’s recommended badge. Leo sat down slowly with his face turned blue while Savice’s face had already turned grey.
“Arthur, as your recommender, I hope that this bet… you can be as lenient as possible.” Rummenigge added with a frown. After all, he was loyal to the Asmodeus Royal Family. So, he naturally didn’t want to see a young genius in the Dark Shadow Empire to die like this.
“I’m really sorry, Master Rummenigge.” Chen Rui bowed and said loudly, “If it was just because of the dispute in this contest, I can follow your suggestion and let him go. However, none of you know the true grudge between this genius and I. When I went to participate in the mechanic certification, this shameless guy, relying on the title as Master Leo’s disciple, was arrogant and ruthless. He wanted to forcibly snatch my woman in front of me! Not only that, he also insulted my best friend, Mr. Dior of the Custer Family and his wife, daughter of the empire’s finance minister! The recording stone of those words is still in the hands of Mr. Dior… Originally, based on the fact that he is Master Leo’s disciple, I tolerated it and didn’t care about it. Yet, I didn’t expect him to not let me go during the contest. Instead, he wanted to use a bet to cut off my hands!”
The audience didn’t know that there was such a grudge. Many people looked at Dior at the VIP seat and Arthur’s “woman”, a succubus that was truly beautiful. No wonder!
Master Rummenigge sighed, didn’t persuade, and sat down slowly.
Kia knew that “Arthur” was only deliberately saying that she was his woman for the sake of killing Savice. Recalling the scene when he stepped forward for her, a strange feeling came to her heart.
These remarks brought up Leo’s name twice, and it involved the biggest sponsoring family of the contest, the Custer Family and even the empire’s finance minister. Even Master Leo wasn’t brave enough to ask for mercy or defend anymore.
Leo, who was forced to the edge of the cliff, was so angry that he had nothing to say.
Over the years, Savice was indeed arrogant and ruthless, but his potential and improvement were also obvious. With the genius title, it had also shut many people’s mouths. Now, he had fallen on this damn bet, and it was Savice who suggested it!
“Do you think every teacher named Leo is an ultraman who saves the universe?” Chen Rui came to Savice, gave him a dismissive look and then increased his volume suddenly, “Now, I ask all the audience present, should I cut off his hands?”
There wasn’t a shortage of gloat people within the audience and they shouted in unison, “Should!”
Savice’s body crumbled and fell to the ground as if he was sentenced to death.
Master Anderson wanted to say something, but Master Xhosa’s words at that time changed his mind.
“This young man named Arthur is an actual genius. If we recruit him as a disciple, he’ll be hundreds of times better than Savice.”
There was no more turn of tides in the subsequent matters. Savice who lost his hands was dragged out of the field like a dead dog.
Chen Rui had long predicted that Savice would use all his tactics to revenge. However, Savice’s strength was based on the fact that he was the master’s disciple and the capital genius. Once he lost a mechanic’s most important hands, Master Leo would definitely give up on such a notorious trash and whatever capital genius he was would vanish.
With Savice’s personality, he offended many people in the past. There was no need for Chen Rui to take action. Naturally, someone would kill him.
After the episode about Savice, the contest continued. In the final group of contest, another near-perfect excellent-grade saber appeared which was not inferior to Chen Rui’s sword.
The mechanic was actually Horford, a contestant supported by Dior’s sister, Celine.
This contest was really out of expectation. Savice, who had the greatest chance of winning was kicked out because he lost his hands for a bet. The previous champion, Robert was overshadowed by two unexpected participants, one of them was Arthur and the other was Horford.
Marianne and Falamo’s faces looked extremely uneasy. Originally, Robert, whom they chose, should have the greatest hope of winning the contest. Yet, he had the smallest chance of winning now. Even Celine had beaten them.
The finals would be held in 5 days. At that time, the champion of the contest would be decided. From another perspective, the three supporters of the Custer Family had the strength to win the contest. At that time, the true heir of the Custer family would also be determined.
Along the way, the way Dior looked at Chen Rui was completely different. His words and behaviors were extremely attentive. When they returned to the alternative residence, he even offered many benefits.
Among the last three materials required by “Thunderous Sound”, he had acquired the black phoenix feather. However, the remaining ingredients, lightning dragon’s crystal and star frost, were only available in the Mechanic Association’s storage, and they weren’t for sale.
As long as he won first place in the contest, he could get any three rare materials in the Mechanic Association, so Chen Rui was determined to win.
Hmm… would he win so easily?
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