Seeing that Chen Rui didn’t resist, Shura smiled even more. As soon as he came into contact with Chen Rui’s body, he was immediately repelled as if he was electrocuted. His fingers actually started smoking in green as if he was vaporized.
Shura frowned and his fingers returned to their original shape in an instant. Then, he saw a little more light under Chen Rui’s feet. In the gap between the two cement slates, a grass grew tenaciously, revealing a green that was different from the entire gloomy world.
Shura stared at the green and it was immediately erased. However, around him, spots of greens started to lit up. The entire dull world began to slowly recover its color.
“Stop your temptations. It’s useless. As you said, this is the world in my memory, so you can’t erase the original things, just like these greens.” Chen Rui who was silent finally spoke, “Although it’s just a weak seed, despite the hard and cold cement, it can still show the green of hope.”
Shura continuously used his power, but he was still unable to obliterate the increasing amount of greens that was emerging. His body flickered and turned into a cloud of black smoke. The sky that was already dark was now covered with haze. Even the sun became black and gloomier.
Chen Rui was wrapped in a black smoke. He felt various negative emotions rising from his heart, and they were quickly magnified. Sadness, pain, fear… His body also appeared to be in various states of numbness, weakness etc. However, his eyes remained calm.
“Shura, even if you cover the entire world with darkness, everyone still has some greens in their hearts. It might still be blinded; it might still be sprouting; it might have already germinated and stuck their head out of soil or cement. It’s just like tiny sparks, it can eventually burn the entire field. We cannot truly eliminate darkness in our hearts nor can we truly eliminate light.”
Chen Rui took a look at the black sun in the sky, “I’ve complained about life more than once and lost confidence and hope more than once. Yet, I still managed to continue walking forward step by step with my feet eventually. You may think this is stupid, but when there are more and more stupid people, when the light and heat in front of the ash illuminate and affect more people, the green seeds will eventually germinate and grow in the hearts of most people, warming the entire cold world. I don’t know when the day will come but I firmly believe that there will be this day. So, I’m still walking forward, raising my head and standing straight.”
There was a hot, glowing green in the center of the black smoke. The black smoke screamed unwillingly and gradually thinned out. The surrounding world returned to its original colorfulness.
Chen Rui turned on the counterfeit phone in his hands again and a familiar line appeared, “Congratulations! Welcome to the Super System.”
“Just continue fucking with my life!” Chen Rui finally cursed a complete sentence this time before the phone exploded.
He finally made up for his biggest regret before crossing-over.
After strenuously opening his relatively heavy eyes, certainly, he had returned to the Crystal Valley’s lab.
What is this realm king fruit? That wasn’t some simple illusion just now. It actually summoned Shura. If my will wasn’t strong, Shura might have taken advantage of it.
After those hard work, a part of the strengthening power from Manu’s [Soul Shackles] had been digested and absorbed into the body, turning into his own strength. At the same time, there seemed to be a strange feeling in his mind. After feeling it carefully, it turned out to be the black force that Shura exerted, which was filled with evil and darkness.
Is this the spiritual imprint left by the realm king fruit?
Although Chen Rui has passed the test of [Refined Mind], Shura, who was equivalent to the existence of an inner demon, was still a huge trouble. Now that the realm king fruit had actually left such an unavoidable imprint, isn’t that clearly fucking with me?
The problem was, he didn’t know how to eliminate this imprint at present. Could this be a system BUG in Shura’s resurrection? It’ll be troublesome if he pops up at the critical moment of battle.
As Chen Rui was frowning, he suddenly thought of a phrase – “there is no evil power, only the evil one who uses power”. In other words, there was no distinction between good and evil in the power itself. Good individuals would be good and the evil individuals would be evil. It was just like those who used dark magic weren’t necessarily an evil person.
Just now, he had personally felt the Shura’s power. It wasn’t only a force that attacked the soul, but it was also accompanied by a comprehensive weakening of the enemy’s state. Various negative states such as paralysis, weakness, slow, damage increased were layered and combined together.
Is this the power of territory?
Then, how can I exert that kind of power? It’s a bit like materializing spirit or a certain emotion. Not only that but something more mysterious. It seems to be a law. Paglio once said that the real territory is actually stimulating the power of nature with oneself. It’s just that I haven’t even understood the pseudo-territory at present, so understanding the actual territory is naturally impossible.
In any case, the essence of strength was the same. Chen Rui put aside other thoughts and carefully felt the feeling in the spiritual imprint and the power of Shura in the illusion. He seemed to have vaguely found something, but he couldn’t tell clearly.
Chen Rui thought for a moment. Then, he entered the Super System’s training ground and activated the time rule. To take advantage of this negative dark power, he must first integrate into the dark to feel it and override the darkness to control it freely.
A day later, he opened his eyes and slowly waved his hands, showing hints of black smoke. Immediately after the black smoke appeared, the entire lab began to be filled with a strange atmosphere. However, due to insufficient strength, the black smoke dissipated in less than five seconds after it just reached a certain form.
Chen Rui frowned. This was the result after training with the 100-days time rule and it was his current limit. However, there wasn’t much practical value undoubtedly. Lack of understanding was one reason, but the most important thing was his lack of strength.
No wonder only Demon Emperors in the Demon Realm were able to cast territory. With his current strength, which was equivalent to the Demon King level, he couldn’t reach the Demon Emperor even if he fully absorbed Manu’s power.
Chen Rui didn’t know that for demons to advance from Great Demon King to Demon Emperor , that was, from the middle to the high level, the biggest obstacle wasn’t strength but the power of territory. The gap between Demon Emperor and Great Demon King was like Higher Demon and Demon King. It wasn’t just the difference in realm but also a huge difference in level. If there was a Great Demon King, who was trying to advance to Demon Emperor, knew his current situation, the Great Demon King must be quite speechless.
However, Chen Rui’s situation was special. The evolution of Star Level induced by the Super System wasn’t the same as the advancement of ordinary demons. Currently, he had understood a bit of the mystery. What he lacked was the strength to build the “world”. That bottleneck made Chen Rui fall into contemplation and the image of the Super System’s galaxy flashed in his mind. Suddenly, he had an idea. The stars appeared around him as he used his mind. The whole lab was like a tiny universe which was similar to the solar system in the Super System. However, it wasn’t the territory that he realized. Instead, it was a new skill of Megrez state, [Galaxy Territory].
[Galaxy Territory] could enhance all stats of the user by 30% and reduce enemies’ stats by 30%. It could last for 30 minutes. Its effect and range could be enhanced or changed according to the user’s strength.
Trail of black smoke started appearing from Chen Rui’s hands. He concentrated his mind and tried to integrate the power of that black smoke into the galaxy. With [Galaxy Territory] as the foundation, he didn’t need to spend a lot of energy on the structure. He only had to integrate directly.
Both of the powers came from the same origin. Although he encountered some difficulties during the integration process, it was generally smooth. It was just that sometimes he couldn’t catch a breath. Finally, before the [Galaxy Territory]’s 30 minutes expired, he achieved a rather successful integration.
At that moment, the [Galaxy Territory] surely looked different from the previous one. The planet was faintly revealing in black as if they were carved by gems from the netherworld. The appearance wasn’t the only thing that had changed but also the attributes of the [Galaxy Territory]. Other than strengthening the user and weakening enemies, “chaos” was added – living things in the [Galaxy Territory] had a certain chance to fall into confusion, causing hostility to all other living things regardless of friend or foe.
The Experience Value in the status bar that hadn’t moved finally started moving.
The success of this attempt made Chen Rui overjoyed. At present, his understanding on [Galaxy Territory] and the dark imprint wasn’t that great. As long as he could master and perfectly integrate, it was likely to achieve the effect of Shura’s true Dark Territory, which could make the [Galaxy Territory] cause various strong negative debuffs while weakening the enemies’ stats. Chen Rui called this new [Galaxy Territory] as [Dark Star Territory].
Unfortunately, the power of [Galaxy Territory] could only be maintained for 30 minutes. Soon, the [Dark Star Territory] disappeared. Inly then Chen Rui felt intense hunger and fatigue. After all, he had spent 100 days in the training ground.
[Dark Star Territory] was only one of the ways for Chen Rui to comprehend the “power of the world”, and it should still be different from an actual territory. Even if it was truly integrated perfectly, there was still a long way to go before he reached an actual territory. Regardlessly, he finally found a successful starting point.
He walked out of his closed lab and came to the living room. As soon as he ordered his servants to prepare food, a maid came to report, “Madam Sabrina from the Devouring Hall has just sent someone to invite master to have a taste of a newly obtained premium purple berry wine.”
In the past few days, Chen Rui had training in the lab all day long with the excuse of researching the Demon Shield. Except for the crystal dragon, he had almost no contact with Sabrina and her daughter. The purpose of this trip was most likely to “enhance their relationship”. He could take advantage of this trip to know more about Azgalor and Kia’s mother, Freya.
Chen Rui walked out of the lab and came all the way to the Devouring Hall.
The Crystal Valley spanned a huge area. The residential areas of the three major forces were relatively far away. The Devouring Hall was located in a strange-shaped basin area. It was surrounded by rolling stone peaks that looked like the teeth of demonic beasts.
The Devouring Hall was divided into three parts. The largest building in the center was usually where Azgalor was located, including his secret training room etc. Sabrina lived in a blue residential area on the left whereas the red residential area on the right should be Sabrina’s rival, Izola’s base.
Chen Rui had been here once, so he walked directly to the left. A maid greeted him soon and led him to the brightly lit restaurant with courtesy.
There was a sumptuous banquet in the restaurant, which seemed to be enough for more than ten people to enjoy. However, only Sabrina was sitting at the table. He didn’t see Fatilu or others. There were several maids on both her sides.
“Master, you’re finally here. I was worried that my etiquette was unsatisfactory, so you won’t be coming.” Sabrina stood up.
Chen Rui bowed and smiled, “It’s an honor to receive your invitation, madam. It’s just that I’ve been in the lab the entire day. Sorry to keep madam waiting.”
Sabrina waved her hands. The maids around got the hint, then they retreated and closed the door. Only Chen Rui and Sabrina were left in the huge restaurant.
Today, this lilac dress made Sabrina look even more charming and sexy, especially the ample bust gave him an impulse to violate it. Yet, the veil on her face was still not removed, adding a little bit more mysteriousness.
Seeing Sabrina swinging her hips while walking toward him, Chen Rui suddenly felt a little nervous: Is she trying to use a honey trap?
What an interesting ability, [Dark Star Territory]!! Can’t wait to see his true territory!
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