Sabrina was sure that the black flame was a kind of mutated talent on [Nirvana] from the Asmodeus Royal Family. However, why does someone with only Great Demon King’s strength possess such intense intimidation that can even frighten a Demon Emperor like me? What kind of “talent” is that?
The answer was soon to be revealed. There was a little more red light in the flames. The surrounding air became more manic and violent. The ground shook slightly. Numerous web-like cracks continued to spread around the man. A red, giant creature formed by terrifying force emerged from the opponent’s hand. That intense terror made Sabrina feel intimidated. However, that horrifying creature didn’t charge toward her. After rising to the sky, it went straight back to her enemy and engulfed him instantly.
That man was obviously Chen Rui. He knew that he was only a Great Demon King level under normal conditions, and he couldn’t rival Sabrina. Therefore, he didn’t drag the time and immediately used his strongest skill: [Scorching Dragon Possession].
The impact of the Scorching Dragon made a huge hole in the ground. The quakes and cracks were getting more intense. The red force was twisting frantically while countless gravels seemed to have freed from gravity and slowly floated upward under the strong pressure.
The tremor gradually subsided and a blood-red figure flashed out of the dust like lightning, rushing toward Sabrina. He reached to her front in the blink of an eye. Sabrina punched again. This time, Chen Rui didn’t evade. Instead, he took advantage of his momentum and returned with a punch.
At the moment when the two punches collided, both of them were shaken. Sabrina moved four to five steps backward while her arm was shivering slightly as if it was electrocuted. Chen Rui also took three steps back, and a layer of ice had formed on his fist.
Chen Rui mustered his strength, and the solid ice shattered. The confrontation of such strength surprised Sabrina. He was only at Great Demon King, but the strength of that blow actually surpassed her!
Actually, Sabrina overestimated Chen Rui. Even after using [Scorching Dragon Possession], Chen Rui’s strength was only infinitely close to a Demon Emperor. However, there was a factor that couldn’t be ignored, which was his equipment.
Although Chen Rui’s current equipment wasn’t as dazzling as when he challenged Norris at the Mystic Valley, his stats were even higher. He was no longer that rookie. He knew that equipment didn’t have to be dazzling or having skyrocketed high single-attribute. Instead, it had to be suitable for his state. For instance, an artifact that increased magic power by 100 times would be useless for a power-type individual.
His current equipment was the most suitable for him at the moment. Most of them came from Paglio’s treasures except the belt was made by himself. It didn’t have outstanding attributes, and it was only at an excellent grade. Yet, it could maximize the effect and coordinate the role of several other pieces of equipment.
The treasure that played a major role just now was “Thunderous Sound”. That treasure wasn’t limited by the other equipment and can directly improve the overall quality. The punch that hit Sabrina not only manifested double-damage, but it also added with lightning attribute.
After a dazzling number of back-and-forth attacks and defenses, Sabrina tested Chen Rui’s “true” strength. It was slightly inferior to her current state. However, coupled with that powerful skill and thunder “talent”, he definitely could rival her.
She had rich experience. Therefore, she noticed that her opponent used a certain talent or secret technique to reach the strength of the Demon Emperor. However, the greatest difference between Demon Emperor and Great Demon King wasn’t just strength but the power of territory. Although she suffered some damage from Dotun’s self-explosion out of carelessness, she still won safely. If she didn’t have to care about Izola, those two quasi-Demon Emperor enemies, that were infinitely close to Demon Emperor in strength but a lack of territory’s power, would be easily killed by her.
Now, her opponent’s strength had reached Demon Emperor-level. In contrast, she was severely injured and unable to exert her greatest strength. Thus, fighting directly was too risky. She must use the power of territory to directly suppress her opponent.
Sabrina took advantage of Chen Rui’s strength to leap into the air. She actually suspended in the air. A large amount of blue mist surged out. It was Chen Rui’s third time seeing her territory. However, observing from the side was different from experiencing it. That misty territory was equivalent to a tiny world which was much larger than the actual space outside. Chen Rui tried several times, but he still couldn’t escape from the territory.
The effect of the blue mist wasn’t as simple as it seemed. Chen Rui felt a bone-penetrating coldness coming from all directions. Not only did he need to spare some strength to resist that terrifying chill, but his movement was also slowed down a lot. Originally, with the help of Stridebug, Thunderous Sound and other equipment, his speed was higher than Sabrina. However, he was greatly limited now. Not only that, this environment could maximize Sabrina’s [Water Mastery]. No wonder Sabrina was so handy at switching among her clones and mimicry attacks.
Sabrina’s injuries weren’t minor, so she wanted to end the battle quickly. She immediately did the same thing by turning into multiple figures and charged toward Chen Rui simultaneously. Chen Rui reacted with his surfy sea punch. As he punched, waves of surging power were released, and it often contained double-damage and lightning. Therefore, Sabrina’s clones that approached were repelled or destroyed.
What shocked Sabrina was that no matter which clone she switched to, her opponent could always react immediately. Although her enemy was damaged a few times, he had extremely high quality armor on his body and quick reaction. Therefore, she still couldn’t cause any critical damage.
Such a tactic was actually Sabrina’s strongest move. It could integrate her actual body into the [Blue Charm Territory] and used her clones to switch locations, making her movements unpredictable. Unless it was a secret technique like Dotun’s self explosion, she was almost immortal as long as she still had strength. Unexpectedly, her opponent easily saw through her tactic!
Chen Rui was obviously using [Analytical Eyes]. Sabrina switched among the clones really quickly, and he couldn’t catch up with his naked eyes sometimes. He depended on [Analytical Eyes] to cooperate with his muscle reflex to deal with it, so getting injured was inevitable. However, the legendary grade armor was really something. Coupled with his appropriate response, the injuries caused weren’t that serious.
However, that could only defend against Sabrina’s attack. He couldn’t cause any substantial damages. Most importantly, [Scorching Dragon Possession] had a time limit. The offense and defense between them were happening really quickly. Although only five minutes had passed, the remaining time was still very precious, so he definitely couldn’t take too long.
Sabrina attacked while thinking about how to eliminate this difficult enemy. Suddenly, a large number of vines came out of the ground. These vines carried a strange devouring force, and they reproduced and grew extremely fast. They actually absorbed a significant amount of blue mist. Sabrina didn’t expect her opponent to possess such odd skill. She immediately cast a few clones, and many vines were frozen and shattered.
Originally, Chen Rui just wanted to use the gluttonous vine to attract her attention. Unexpectedly, gluttonous vine with entangle, spreading, and devouring properties actually had such a magical effect. Although it was impossible to truly destroy the [Blue Charm Territory], it was enough for him to free his hand to cast a skill that he rarely used – [God Eating]!
[God Eating] was a skill obtained after successfully analyzing the God-Eating Mask. He had to wear the mask to cast it. Actually, there were three skills. The first one was to gain immunity toward all control on his soul. If he wore this mask back then, even Manu wouldn’t be able to cast [Soul Shackles], but he couldn’t expose the artifact in front of Manu. However, Chen Rui remembered afterward that he should be able to isolate the control of [Soul Shackles] if he wore the mask. Yet, in that way, he could only use his identity as “Aguile”.
The second skill was to devour all spirit, magic power and soul attacks, but it could only be used once every seven days. The last skill was [Demonic Flies Transformation], gaining immunity toward one physical attack. Itcould only be used once a day.
Although Sabrina was destroying the vines, she had been paying attention to Chen Rui’s movements. Suddenly, she saw a strange mask appearing on his face. Immediately after, the water elemental power and her spirit went out of control and surged toward the mask as if they were devoured by some ancient ferocious beast. It couldn’t be stopped at all.
The “pillars” of the Blue Charm territory were the water elemental power and spirit. Once the pillars were sucked away, the remaining power naturally couldn’t support the entire territory. It immediately disintegrated.
In the blink of an eye, the blue mist became extremely thin. Sabrina’s real body had also appeared as she could no longer hide within her territory or make clones. She felt a strong fatigue and weakness which was clearly a sign of deficit caused by her territory being devoured.
She never thought that her territory would be broken by someone like that. Besides, it was by a Great Demon King without the power of territory! What kind of talent is that?! Oh right! Devour…
While Sabrian was still in shock, the surrounding had changed greatly. Now, she was in a strange space. There were countless strange spheres with varied texture in the surroundings. However, the color on the surface was like a dark gemstone shining a deep light. These spheres rotated and moved in a strange rhythm from near and far. When they were further, they actually looked like… bright stars?
Are all these “balls” stars?
Sabrina felt that her initial exhausting strength was further weakened. She couldn’t help being shocked… Territory! Could it be that I guessed it wrongly? This “Asmodeus Royal Family” is actually a Demon Emperor with the power of territory?
It can’t be! He obviously used his secret technique to barely reach the level of Demon Emperor. His actual strength is definitely only at the level of Great Demon King. How could he have the power of territory? Great Demon King has the power of territory? How is this possible?
The power of the territory is so realistic. It is definitely not an illusion. Not only does it weaken me, but it also gives a sense of confusion. Even my movement becomes slower.
Chen Ru tapped his leg and his figure quickly appeared before Sabrina. He shaped his hand like a blade and sliced toward Sabrina’s head. Although Sabrina’s territory was devoured, she still had her personal strength. Her hands were immediately wrapped by solid ice, and it formed an ice blade to parry.
“Klang!” The ice blade shattered. That invisible sword qi went directly to Sabrina’s forehead. Sabrina avoided in a panic, but there was still a splash of fresh blood coming from her forehead.
From that blow, she felt that her opponent’s strength increased again, but she knew it was the effect of the territory. Currently, she was exhausted, and she was under the negative effect of the territory. In contrast, her opponent was at his peak. Therefore, she couldn’t rival.
It was difficult for her to escape this territory with her remaining power, so it seemed she had to make a final stand.
Chen Rui used [Scorching Dragon Possession]? Did he plan to escape after killing Sabrina? Or…
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