Chen Rui restored to his Arthur’s appearance, wore a cloak that looked bad and followed Fatilu off the carriage to enter Town Pascal.
Town Pascal was about the same size as Town Leia. Fatilu took Chen Rui’s hand and came to a private house. This house looked very ordinary, and it seemed only middle class. Fatilu knocked on the door with a special rhythm and the door opened immediately. It was an ordinary-looking female Great Demon at the strength of Higher Demon who opened the door. Seeing that Fatilu brought a stranger here, she was surprised, “You’re… Ms. Fatilu. Why did you bring someone here…”
Although Fatilu was obedient on the carriage, she returned to her vicious and arrogant temper in front of others, “Cut the crap and immediately contact my mom! Tell her there is an emergency! If you dare to delay one second, I’ll dig your eyes out!”
The Great Demon glanced at Chen Rui who was holding Fatilu’s hand and didn’t dare to ask more. She immediately walked into the house with the two of them. Sabrina acted very cautiously. The Dark Shadow Empire wasn’t a remote place like Dark Moon. There were many ways to interfere with and capture unofficial magic communication towers. Therefore, to contact her, it could only be achieved by designated people using specific methods. Otherwise, even Fatiro wouldn’t be able to contact her mother on the road.
The female Great Demon walked into the house and came to a basement-like entrance. She walked in and lit the magic lamp. There was nothing special in the basement except a relatively-common mirror.
The Great Demon bit her finger and drew a few odd symbols on the mirror with her blood. Then, the mirror suddenly emitted a strange light. Soon, a woman’s upper half body appeared before their eyes. The woman’s face was covered with a veil. Generally speaking, the Leviathan Royal Family were mostly blue-haired, but it wasn’t absolute. This woman’s hair was blonde and so were her eyes. She was wearing a tight robe which made her breasts look ample. She must be Fatilu’s mother, Sabrina.
Sabrina’s tone was full of grimness, “Naru, what happened that made you use the emergency contact?”
“It’s me! Mother!” Fatiru went to the front of the mirror and said to Naru, “Naru, leave now!”
Naru saluted respectfully and left the basement.
“Mom, I’ve completed the most important task!” Fatilu excitedly pulled Chen Rui to the mirror and said, “I brought the trio-specialized master!”
Sabrina was moved, “Fatilu, is this… Master Arthur? Did you encounter any danger on the road?”
“We were hunted by Empress Catherine’s imperial guards and my guards were all dead! Even Tapuli was killed to protect me!” Fatilu looked traumatized. “Fortunately, I still managed to bring the master here.”
“Well done.” Sabrina didn’t care about the death of the bodyguards and nodded approvingly. Then, she sneered again, “Let’s see what that overbearing woman has to say now! You don’t know yet, but that mechanic master, Horford was recommended by her. Unexpectedly, he failed the first time he took part in an operation!
Chen Rui’s thoughts moved slightly. The “overbearing woman” that Sabrina mentioned was called Izola, who was favored by Fatilu’s father. Besides, her means and strength were also very good, so she was Sabrina’s rival. This time, her daughter did a great job, so she should be able to show off in front of Izola.
Horford is a dual-specialized master, and he is probably a disciple of the Demon Realm’s top mechanic master, Nate. He was actually recommended by Izola. Is the Bloody Empire’s Nate related to this force as well?
Fatilu laughed, “Speaking of that, if it weren’t for this trio-specialized master, Horford could have easily won.”
“Ms. Fatilu’s compliments were too much.” Chen Rui bowed at the woman in the mirror, “Beautiful Madam Sabrina, I’m very honored to see you.”
“Fatilu, you’re not controlling the master? What did you say to him?” Sabrina saw Chen Rui’s calm look and her voice seemed surprised.
“Relax, mom.” Fatilu smiled weirdly, “Master is a very interesting person. At first, I did control him, but when the danger came later, master actually helped us out.”
Sabrina was very surprised and said, “Please forgive me, to invite master over in this presumptuous way.”
“Ma’am, to be absolutely honest, I was indeed kind of upset at first.” Chen Rui smiled, “However, Ms. Fatilu promised me a great reward. If this reward is true, even if you don’t invite me, I’ll come too.”
“Do you only remember that reward?” Fatilu leaned on Chen Rui’s shoulder intimately, “Am I not better than that reward?”
“Hehe.” Chen Rui grabbed her waist and went along, “Adding you, there are two rewards. I want both.”
Seeing the close relationship of her daughter with the master, Sabrina wasn’t angry. Instead, she chuckled, “Master, Fatilu is always not fond with men. Unexpectedly, she has quite a good taste this time.”
“By the way, mother. I even bumped into that bitch, Kia at the capital this time.”
Sabrina nodded, “I just received a report from Kia through the channel a few days ago, saying that Dior, the Custer Family’s eldest son fled to the Dark Moon and fell in love with Kia. It happened that the Dark Moon’s Princess Royal wanted to buy food by helping the Custer Family to ease the crisis of sanctions, so she sent someone and Kia to the capital together. Although Dior relied on master to win, he lost his heir’s status due to the disappearance of master. Subsequently, Kia followed the people from Dark Moon and returned. Now, the Custer Family’s heir is the third lady, Celine. However, she is now closely monitored by many forces in this capital, so we might lose this connection. Anyway, it doesn’t matter. Even if there isn’t the Custer Family, the problem isn’t big. The key is that master has come here… Master, I’m telling a lot of secrets in front of you, do you understand what I mean?”
Kia’s “report” was instructed by Chen Rui. The purpose was to stabilize Sabrina, so no flaws would be exposed. Since Kia hurried over to the Dark Shadow Empire, it was reasonable that she didn’t have time to report at the Dark Moon Estate.
“Ma’am can’t use these means.” Chen Rui shook his head, “Since I’m willing to come here, I’m obviously mentally prepared. However, the reward I want must be true. Don’t try to trick me!”
Sabrina frowned and asked, “Fatilu, what benefit did you promise the master?”
“I promised master to lend him the greatest artifact of the Leviathan Royal Family for him to study!” Fatilu replied proudly.
“Illusive Demon Shield?” Sabrina was taken aback, “Isn’t the artifact… how can you make such a promise?!”
“Didn’t you mention, mom? As long as I can complete the task, I can do it at any cost.” Fatilu said pitifully, “Even if the Illusive Demon Shield isn’t with us, we can still…”
“Shut up!” Sabrina stopped what Fatiru was about to say. Seeing her daughter’s sad face and thinking of her big contribution this time, she comforted, “In any case, you completed your mission well this time. As for this matter, I think… we’ll discuss when we meet. If master is truly sincere, it’s definitely not a problem. Besides, the benefits are far more than that.”
“I’m certainly sincere, but your most important sincerity is the Illusive Demon Shield.” Chen Rui said, “I have three hobbies, mechanics, women and alcohol. My first hobby is way stronger than my other two which explains my achievements today. I forgot to tell madam that I’m not only a trio-specialized master, but my talent in magic circles isn’t any less than my talent in the three specializations. Illusive Demon Shield is the strongest defense among the seven artifacts. The most mysterious thing is the magic circle on it. I don’t mean to take the Illusive Demon Shield as my own. Ma’am should know that except for the people recognized by the artifacts in the Leviathan Royal Family, it’s useless for anyone else to have the artifact. What I want is to study the artifact. That’ll absolutely benefit me a lot in terms of mechanics. If ma’am doubts my sincerity, then there isn’t a need for us to meet.”
“Why would I doubt the sincerity of master?” Sabrina said with a smile, “Master seems to have underestimated your reputation. In less than two days, you’ve deciphered two high-grade magic circles from the ancient magic tower at the Mechanic Alliance. Bloody Vine Estate isn’t too far from the capital, so that incident has spread across this place. Master’s talent in magic circles is definitely the best in the Demon Realm undoubtedly.”
Surely, his performance and attention he got at the Mechanic Alliance wasn’t in vain. That was part of the plan. Other than some necessary concealment, there was also a long term goal – Magic Shield.
At the very least, I must make that Dark Shadow’s general devastated and suffer.
Listening to Chen Rui’s words, together with the analysis from previous information, Sabrina trusted a little more but she hadn’t completely believed, “Master, I’m currently around Town Vaulx at the border of Bloody Vine Estate. I’ll hurry over to pick you up. It may take about five days. Before that, please stay in Town Pascal. You can tell Fatilu if you have any request. I believe she’ll satisfy you.”
Sabrina didn’t know there was a huge difference in strength between them. She wasn’t worried that her daughter would suffer. Even if it was real, it was worth it to get the Demon Realm’s genius to her side.
“No problem.” Chen Rui glanced at Fatilu with a smile while Fatilu returned with a charming smile.
After the long-distance call was over, Chen Rui’s days were more relaxed. Yet, under normal circumstances, he couldn’t leave the house. He could only occasionally walk out with Fatilu’s company at night.
On the evening of the next day, Chen Rui suddenly had a strange feeling as if he was being watched. He deliberately came out to wander around with Fatilu. The data that appeared occasionally in the range of [Analytical Eyes] made him finally determine one thing.
Race: Envy Royal Family (Mutated). Comprehensive Strength Assessment: B+. Physique: B Strength: B+; Spirit: B+; Agility: B+.
A Leviathan Royal Family at the peak of the Great Demon King. Similar to Fatilo, the person had extremely balanced stats. The person seemed to train in both magic and physical combat.
The one who met these requirements was likely to be Fatilu’s mother, Sabrina!
The true strength needed to be further confirmed because powerhouses above the strength of Demon Emperor could control their combat power freely. Some of them even deliberately suppressed their strength as a training so that they could explode stronger power during battle.
Originally, she said that it would take five days to send someone to pick me up, but they actually came in two days. Besides, the information about Town Vaulx might also be fake. The purpose was to test me!
They surely aren’t an easy opponent! Also… Sabrina is probably just a pawn in this force.
However, Chen Rui wasn’t an easy spy too.
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