Compared with the chaos that appeared from time to time previously, the Mystic Valley seemed a lot quiet the past two days. Those who deliberately caused chaos and mistakes had been found by Sabrina who was prepared. Everyone regardless of their position was killed without mercy.
The merciless method used by Sabrina to show her authority was very effective. It was much smoother and more decisive than when Izola took over the Mystic Valley. Now, everyone in the Mystic Valley was trying to protect themselves. They were always careful as they were afraid to be involved. They were also very respectful toward the new commander, “Arthur”, who had a strong background.
Compared with Sir Jacob and Sir Manu of Demon Overlord-level, Madam Sabrina was merely a small character standing behind the commander. If Sabrina could represent Sir Azgalor, Commander “Arthur” had been unanimously supported by the three masters of the Crystal Valley. In terms of his capabilities, not only was he the Demon Realm’s top genius mechanic master, but also he defeated the Great Demon King, Norris in the deathmatch. His talents and capabilities in creation had also been praised by Master Toto, the master craftsman. Whether it was prestige, capabilities or background, he was the best, so there was basically no one who dared to challenge his authority.
If Chen Rui was really just an ordinary mechanic master, he should be satisfied to achieve his current status and treatment. Unfortunately, he was an undercover.
Chen Rui was viewing the map of Mystic Valley with Master Toto in the tallest office at the Mystic Valley. Their discussions were engaging. It turned out that Chen Rui recently wandered around the valley according to the original map and proposed to re-plan the layout of the Mystic Valley by separating the management of various types of research institutes and resources to avoid confusion or accidents. Master Toto agreed with that idea. He found this new commander increasingly pleasant to his eyes. Master Toto also voiced a few opinions. At that time, someone outside the door loudly reported, “Commander! Something’s bad!”
“What are you shouting for?!” Chen Rui snorted, “Tony! Don’t disturb the master craftsman’s thoughts!”
With the mad beast, Lafar guarding at the entrance, the person who came to report didn’t dare to approach. He was just shouting from a distance, “Something happened, commander! The magic circles on the cages in the demonic beast lab suddenly lost effect. All the demonic beasts have escaped!”
“What?!” Master Toto was taken aback. Most of the demonic beasts used in the experiment were mutated. Some of their combat powers were also really high. Now that they all escaped, it woulld likely cause a lot of casualties.
The conflict between Izola and Sabrina was well known throughout the Crystal Valley. When Izola took over the Mystic Valley, Sabrina wasn’t holding back on causing mess. This time, it was likely to be similar to those days. It was Izola’s revenge.
For these fights between the upper-level, those below naturally wouldn’t dare to get involved, including Master Toto. However, now that even the experimental demonic beasts had been “released”, it would definitely cause a huge mess. It couldn’t be neglected.
Chen Rui was also shocked, “Let’s go check it out! Master Toto!”
As Master Toto’s concerns, Mystic Valley was already in chaos. Demonic beasts fled in chaos everywhere. Many of which started attacking the people in the valley. The protection outside the Mystic Valley was secure and powerful, but most of them within were technical workers, so their combat power wasn’t outstanding. Besides, there were powerful demonic beasts like hydra and manticore among these demonic beasts, causing heavy casualties at once.
“Lafar, protect me and Master Toto! Tony, immediately leaves the valley to make an urgent report to Madam Sabrina. When you pass the gate, ask Guli and Phil to assist with the crystal guards!” Chen Rui’s decisiveness made Master Toto grateful and secretly admired.
Tony hurried away after receiving the order. Soon, Guli and Phil hurried in with the crystal guards from the valley’s entrance and killed a lot of demonic beasts. There was a very powerful manticore. Guli was accidentally hit by its tail needle. and his entire body immediately turned green-purple. Even his Great Demon King’s strength couldn’t stop the spread of poison. As his movement slowed down, he was torn into pieces by the manticore.
The remaining Phil could barely protect himself, so it was even more difficult for him to command the crystal guards. At the critical moment, he heard the commander shouted, “Phil, hold the manticore down with magic. I’ll command the crystal men!”
As he said, Chen Rui took out a yellowish brown crystal and inserted his spirit into it. Suddenly, he had a strange feeling as if there were countless invisible threads that connected himself with all the nearby crystal men, allowing him to control their every move. The crystal men were the main combat power of the Crystal Valley. They were puppets created by the fusion of crystal dragon’s power and the puppet’s heart. They had some instinctive behaviors, but they had no self-consciousness. Therefore, they would faithfully execute the controller’s commands.
The guards at the Crystal Valley used a crystal provided by the crystal dragon to control the actions of the crystal men. Yet, the “authority” given by this crystal wasn’t huge. It had a strict control over the number of crystal men being controlled; whereas the puppet’s heart represented the highest authority.
Within seconds of Chen Rui’s thoughts, the crystal men had surrounded and trapped the manticore.
The manticore was a powerful demonic beast. It had a lion’s body, scorpion’s tail, wings on its back. It was very fast, and its tail and claws were venomous. This mutated manticore had reached Demon Emperor-level. Fortunately, its wings were severely damaged in an experiment, so its flying ability was temporarily lost. Otherwise, it’d be even more difficult to deal with. Although the manticore couldn’t fly, it had a territory-like green power force around it. Those that got close would be poisoned. Luckily, it was useless toward the crystal men.
However, the strength and speed of the manticore still had an absolute advantage. It even destroyed several Demon King-level crystal leaders. The rest still continued to surround under Chen Rui’s control. Phil, who finally had his hands freed, began casting magic and barely stabilized the situation. However, that was only temporary. Besides, there was a hydra close to Demon Emperor-level not far away. If this continued, they might not be able to hold it.
Many of the “projects” under research were destroyed and collapsed due to the emergence of demonic beasts. Master Toto was frightened and furious, and even his heart was bleeding. He quickly said, “Master Arthur, please ask Sir Jacob for help. Otherwise, the Mystic Valley will be destroyed!”
“No! Sir Jacob should be in the magic circle by now. No one can disturb him. He would need at least an entire day to come out!” Chen Rui also looked anxious, “I’ve already sent someone to bring Madam Sabrina. Why hasn’t she…” At that moment, a clear voice sounded. It was Sabrina’s voice.
Everyone suddenly felt that the temperature had dropped sharply, and they started to shiver. The movement of the hydra suddenly slowed down. Its body was gradually froze like an ice sculpture. However, the hydra’s strength wasn’t small. Soon, a large area of cracks appeared on the ice sculpture and shattered. The hydra hissed loudly and its hiss was extremely sharp. Including Chen Rui, everyone around him felt extremely uncomfortable and covered their ears. This hydra was mutated. Chen Rui once used hydra to deal with Broc at the Silent Night Wetland. At that time, the female hydra’s mutated ability was a poisonous breath while the one in front of him now was a sound attack.
However, this strange sound made by its mutated talent wasn’t transmitted by ears but from all five senses. Even the mad beast, Lafar, who was also at the peak of the Great Demon King, couldn’t endure such a special attack because of its weak spirit. Lafar cried in pain while his ears and noses overflowed with blood. Some of the weaker ones even died on the spot. In contrast, the powerful manticore wasn’t greatly affected.
The target of the hydra wasn’t the others but Sabrina. The rest were merely affected by the strong impact. Sabrina was the most damaged. Her veil was actually stained with red. She was obviously damaged by surprise. Sabrina’s eyes flickered with cold light, and her vibe rose. A blue mist trapped the hydra. Within the mist, hisses of the hydra and clear cutting sound could be heard. Yet, the hisses this time wasn’t that mutated talent’s attack but miserable cries.
The cries stopped as the mist gradually dissipated. What appeared in front of their eyes was a real ice sculpture. There was no sign of life at all, and its nine heads were all lost. There were even frozen fragments of its limbs on the ground.
After Sabrina dealt with the hydra, she set her sights on the manticore’s battlefield. These escaped demonic beasts were all imprisoned and continuously experimented. Thus, they weren’t at their best state yet they shouldn’t be underestimated.
The manticore was at the early stage of Demon Emperor. In the case of the same level of strength, demonic beasts were superior over ordinary demons. Just now, her attention was entirely on the manticore and she also underestimated her enemies. Therefore, she was damaged by the hydra’s mutated attack and suffered a lot of internal injuries. Now, the Mystic Valley was in chaos and the casualties were heavy. Seeing that the crystal men couldn’t stand any longer, Sabrina took a deep breath, suppressed her injuries and charged toward the manticore in mid-air.
The manticore felt the threatening breath from the enemy in mid-air, so it swept away the approaching crystal men, exerted force on its feet and charged at Sabrina.
The demon and beast brushed past each other like lightning. Sabrina’s shoulders were covered with a few shocking scratches. Those blood stains were shockingly green. Her body emitted a faint white gas that sealed her wound and prevented the toxins from spreading. The manticore wasn’t doing good as well. Blood was coming out of its one eye. Theycouldn’t be opened anymore.
Sabrina knew she had to eliminate the most threatening, Demon-Overlord beast. A pair of thin gloves appeared on her hands, and the cold breath from her body became more intense. That blue mist started to spread with flashing crystals within. It was obviously the power of pseudo-territory.
The surrounding of the manticore was also revealing a faint green light. Although the two didn’t have direct contact, the two territory’s forces had begun to contend.
In the blink of an eye, the green light and blue mist had mixed up. There were high-speed moving figures of human and beast within. Under such power, even the ground reinforced by the crystal dragon’s inscription began to crack in a large area.
Chen Rui wasn’t slacking off. He ordered Phil to control a part of the crystal men to quickly kill the rest of the demonic beasts. Lafar protected the Master Toto while he used the puppet’s heart to control the rest of the crystal men to form a large circle, surrounding the battlefield between the manticore and Sabrina.
He carefully watched Sabrina’s every move not only with [Analytical Eyes] but also [Deep Analysis]. Such a battle between Demon Emperors with pseudo-territory was rare. Although pseudo-territory wasn’t a real territory, it was still a prototype of Demon Overlord’s territory. Thus, it could provide an important reference for his current Megrez state.
Originally, the manticore’s strength was slightly better, but due to the experiments, its strength was impaired. Therefore, both of them were evenly matched now. None of them could win easily.
As the saying goes, when two tigers fight, one of them must be injured. The current battle situation wasn’t expected by Chen Rui. Now, the crystal dragon had just entered the recovery magic circle and was asleep. Besides, the puppet’s heart that could control crystal men was with him… Thinking of that, Chen Rui’s heart began to heat up.
I thought Chen Rui would keep this Mystic Valley for him to use in the future…
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