Chen Rui’s heart sank: Didn’t Fatilu take Freya out of the valley and head to the Bloody Vine City? Why did they fall into Azgalor’s hand?
Azgalor took a look at the chaotic scene around him and dropped Fatilu and Freya on his hands. The intimidating light from his eyes was very intense, “Who are you?”
Chen Rui thought quickly. Just now, Azgalor already saw me launching a signal flare and intercepted it. Denying certain things are impossible. Not to mention that the signal was intercepted before it was fully sent out. I don’t even know whether Catherine can receive it. Now I can only find a way to escape.
Azgalor’s eyes flashed coldly, “Answer or die!”
Chen Rui felt that a terrifying breath was instantly pressing onto him. In the state of [Scorching Dragon Possession] and the equipment on his body, he actually couldn’t resist it. His body suddenly started to shiver. Besides, the breath was constantly getting stronger. The huge pressure from all directions made him feel suffocated. He felt like an overstretch bow which might break at any time.
Except the legendary God or Demi-God, Demon Overlord was truly at the top of the Demon Realm’s pyramid!
This wasn’t the first Demon Overlord he faced. Previously, there were the Earth Elemental King, Glorfin, Christina, Catherine, Paglio, Manu, and the crystal dragon.
However, Glorfin and the Earth Elemental King had been exhausting each other for 400 years so, and they were extremely weak; by the end of Christina’s [Nirvana], he was already unconscious; he only felt Catherine’s power with a glimpse at the mechanic contest’s finals; Paglio’s strength was sealed; neither Crystal Dragon nor Manu had shown their actual strength.
It was only now that he truly faced a Demon Overlord enemy, Azgalor!
“Richard.” Chen Rui finally said. With the huge disparity in strength, he definitely couldn’t rival now. He must fight for time to escape. At present, he couldn’t even save himself. As for Freya, he could only rescue later.
Before going to the Mystic Valley to deal with Sabrina and Izola, Chen Rui cast a skill in the lab at the Nightware Valley, [Star Gate].
[Star Gate] (active Skill) – After setting a star point, the user can open the [Star Gate] within the effective range to return to the star point; cannot be used by others; star point is effective for at most a month; can be used repeatedly; star point setting consumes 1000 auras; each usage consumes 500 auras.
The star point was set in a hidden place outside the Crystal Valley. It was set when Sabrina accompanied him out of the valley to “research” the Dragon Inscription a few days ago. At that time, he immediately returned with Sabrina after “researching”, so it didn’t raise any suspicions. Unfortunately, [Star Gate] couldn’t be used other than the user. Therefore, he could only let Freya leave with Fatilu.
It wasn’t too far away from the lab. It was just a short sprint. However, this “close” distance was indeed as far as worlds apart now. It was enough for Azgalor to kill him thousands of times.
Therefore, Chen Rui couldn’t act rashly nor could he let Azgalor find out his last resort. “Dark Will” wasn’t very useful in this Crystal Valley that was covered with Dragon Inscription. The location he could teleport and distance were greatly restricted. Besides, even if he could teleport, it might not work in the face of Demon Overlod’s strength.
He remembered that when he was at Mount Xilang’s underground world, “Dark Will” couldn’t work in Glorfin’s territory. Even Broc had the ability to limit the teleportation ability of this equipment.
“Richard? The chaos in the Crystal Valley must be created by you, am I right? Also, the blood on your body… smells like Sabrina.” Azgalor’s gaze added a cold killing intention, tightly locking onto Chen Rui, “No wonder I feel that Izola’s and Sabrina’s flame of life disappeared. Did both of them die in your hands?”
Chen Rui was taken aback. He never thought Azgalor also had such a perception secret technique. This is over. After learning that both his wives were killed by me, he’ll probably kill me immediately. There was already a little gold man in his hand behind him. It was the golden [War Puppet] that Christina gave him.
Can this puppet block Azgalor’s attack? There’s no other way. I can only bet on it!
Although Fatilu and Freya were unable to move on the ground, they remained awake. Fatilu was still fine, but when Freya heard about Sabrina’s death, she was greatly shocked: No wonder the [Soul Shackles] that has been suppressing me suddenly disappeared. Previously, Master “Arthur” once said that he’ll help Kia and I remove the [Soul Shackles], but I didn’t expect it was by killing Sabrina! Since Azgalor said that Sabrina was killed by this stranger, could this man and Master “Arthur” be…
However, that murderous intention gradually withdrew. Then, he heard Azgalor say, “I can let you live.”
Chen Rui held the golden puppet tightly. He chooses to not avenge his wives’ deaths?
“You have to exchange your life for something equivalent for example…” Azgalor’s eyes fell onto Fatilu on the ground, “God-Eating Mask?”
Surely, the [Puppetry] from the God-Eating Mask couldn’t be concealed from Azgalor. He must have known that [Puppetry] was irreversible. Adding Fatilu, he had to avenge for both his wives and daughter’s deaths. Chen Rui thought quickly and shook his head, “I don’t understand what you meant.”
As soon those words ended, the horrifying pressure around him suddenly increased. Chen Rui felt that the blood vessels in his body were about to burst. The [Dark Star Territory] which was still within the time limit appeared again. The pressure instantly reduced significantly.
Azgalor frowned slightly. The territory was a bit strange. With his Demon Overlord strength, he actually couldn’t completely suppress it. For a man whose strength could barely be regarded as an early Demon Emperor (actually wrong assumption) to have such odd territory, his potential was remarkable.
“I’ve studied [Puppetry] for 200 years, and I’ve made countless puppets, but most of them have ended in failure. A puppet like this, with its own leading consciousness yet faithfully executing all the master’s orders with no possibility of betrayal…” Azgalor’s sight locked on Fatilu. His strange gaze seemed to be looking at a valuable puppet rather than his own daughter, “Other than the God-Eating Mask, nothing in this world can make such a perfect puppet!”
“If I have the God-Eating Mask and can even use it, can I confirm my status in the Beelzebub Royal Family?” Chen Rui thought quickly. [Earth Wall], [Earth Spike], [Gravity] and various other magic appeared one after another. All of them were cast without chanting, proving toward Azgalor a certain mastery of the Beelzebub Royal Family.
“Certainly…” Azgalor’s eyes were intertwined with fanaticism and coldness, “However, it’s useless. No matter who you are or who your father is or even if you’re recognized by the God-Eating Mask, the King of Beelzebub has always been one and that’s me! You have no other way to stay alive other than surrendering the God-Eating Mask.”
“There is hope in life,” Chen Rui made a pondering look. “I promise you. However, the mask isn’t with me. Can we talk about the conditions in detail?”
“I can tell you’re someone who likes to scheme.” Azgalor’s tone became more eerie, “However, I don’t have this patience. I prefer using action to prove determination.”
As soon as he said that, Fatilu and Freya’s bodies floated together. Immediately after, Fatilu’s body began to tremble violently. “Poom!” Her body bursted apart with no traces left.
Chen Rui’s pupils contracted. Even if she’s a puppet, she is still her daughter after all. Azgalor actually destroyed Fatilu without hesitation!
“Not to mention she’s a Leviathan Royal Family, she is worthless even if she’s a Beezlebub Royal Family. Since she has become your puppet, she serves no value… Perhaps I should say, proving my determination is her only value left.” Azgalor’s eyes fell onto Freya, “This woman isn’t a puppet, but you make the puppet take her away. She must have important value to you. Do I need to prove it again?”
“No need.” Chen Rui’s heart sank. Azgalor’s cruelty was beyond imagination. He could give up his avenge for his wives and daughter’s deaths for the God-Eating Mask. He even destroyed his own daughter personally. Even if he lied that he was related to Glorfin, it might still be hard to escape.
Judging from the current situation, it was unrealistic to use God-Eating Mask as a bargaining chip to take Freya away. Azgalor would definitely kill them as soon as he got the mask. Not to mention that the God-Eating Mask had been integrated into the Super System. He didn’t know how to take it off yet.
“Can you let me consider?” Chen Rui looked serious. Then, he took a look at Freya, “This woman is indeed a little valuable, but compared to my life, he is insignificant. However… God-Eating Mask… you also know what it represents to us. At such a place, it’s impossible that I’ll bring it with me. Yet, I can tell you where the artifact is.”
“One minute.” Azgalor didn’t give him time to use his eloquence.
It seemed he could no longer delay. Chen Rui took a deep breath. Suddenly, there was something in his hands behind his back. It turned out that many crystal men had moved closer to them.
Azgalor raised his eyebrows slightly, “I never thought even the puppet’s heart is in your hands! I think I already understand your answer.”
“Don’t rush. It hasn’t been a minute yet. I want to witness the strength of a Demon Overlord first.” Chen Rui made up his mind. Several crystal men charged toward Azgalor while he was prepared to escape.
Azgalor didn’t even look at the crystal men who were pouncing at him. He stretched out a finger and drew a circle. Under the influence of a certain force, a faint wave of smoke spread on the ground. The force field seemed boring and harmless. Yet, the movement of the crystal men in the range were all paused. Almost in the blink of an eye, all the crystal men exploded at the same time.
Chen Rui was secretly shocked. Two of these crystal men were leader-level, that was, Great Demon King. He didn’t expect they would be instantly killed with one finger. Azgalor’s eyes had always locked onto him tightly. That formless spiritual pressure made him almost feel like yielding to Azgalor.
As the God-Eating Mask is too important, although this enemy is only a Demon Emperor, Demon Realm has many secret techniques of self-destruction, including the “results” of the Mystic Valley. If he is determined to die, it’ll be worthless.
Judging from the opponent’s stubborn resistance, Azgalor’s thoughts of getting the whereabouts of the artifact or threatening him by force had failed. He could only capture Chen Rui quickly.
Azgalor was determined and ignored Freya, who fell to the ground. His figure flickered, and he had appeared in front of Chen Rui in an instant, grabbing toward him. Chen Rui felt that the surrounding space seemed to be distorted. He couldn’t move his body at all. Fortunately, he didn’t use [Teleportation] in the battle with Sabrina just now. He immediately made up his mind and teleported to a distant place.
Azgalor looked surprised. That catch contained some kind of mysterious power of law. Even the talent of the Great Demon family couldn’t be cast, but this “clanmate” actually had such a mutated talent that could overcome the Demon Overlord’s law and teleport to a safe place.
Although he was surprised, the difference in strength between the two was still too huge. Azgalor still had absolute confidence to easily capture Richard Beelzebub.
In any case, there can only be one King of Gluttony, and the owner of the artifact is me, Azgalor Beelzebub.
Chen Rui’s teleporting direction was the Nightmare Valley. The teleporting distance after [Scorching Dragon Possession] was far greater than the normal state, but there was still a distance to the lab at the Nightmare Valley. As long as he could enter the [Star Gate] in the lab, he could definitely escape from the danger.
As for Freya, he really couldn’t do anything this time. However, he already mentioned Freya had considerable value to him. As long as he could escape successfully, Azgalor would definitely keep her alive for the God-Eating Mask.
If Chen Rui was caught, Freya would probably die.
If he relied on [Teleportation] alone, he definitely couldn’t reach his destination. This journey was truly racing against death.
Azgalor caught up with Chen Rui’s teleporting distance in just one step. However, the opponent’s [Teleportation] that went against law appeared again. The man escaped from his hand again.
“Interesting!” Azgalor said calmly while the killing intention in his heart became more intense. Mysterious skill, great potential and the very likely special “identity”… This man cannot live. Otherwise, he’ll be the greatest threat to my dominance of the Beelzebub Royal Family.
Chen Rui didn’t know that he became the biggest target of the King of Beelzebub innocently. In fact, he didn’t want to use both his [Teleportation] so quickly, but there was no other way because the pressure from his opponent’s movement was too huge. If he acted one second slower, he would be caught.
Now that both of his [Teleportation] had used up, Chen Rui immediately infused his strength into the golden [War Puppet] given by Christina without thinking, then he threw it at Azgalor.
Azgalor felt that a golden light was coming. As he was about to block it simply with his hand, he was suddenly alerted. He immediately disappeared and dodged. Then, the golden light had turned into a two-meter-high humanoid attacking Azgalor.
Chen Rui once witnessed the bronze [War Puppet] from Christina and Casillas, who were both from the Lust Royal Family. They were both huge in size and at least 5 meters in height. In contrast, this golden puppet seemed a lot smaller. It was similar to the form of a real person. Its eyes were even emitting a faint red light. However, the remaining facial features were very vague, and there were a lot of strange patterns engraved on its body.
“Golden puppet!” Azgalor blurted out. He obviously was a knowledgeable person. The golden puppet was the highest grade [War Puppet] from the Asmodeus Royal Family. It had the combat power comparable to Demon Overlord. Besides, it was extremely hard to deal with because it was lifeless and had no feeling of fatigue.
Could it be that “Richard” who has God-Eating Mask actually abandoned the dignity of the Beelzebub Royal Family and turned to the Dark Shadow Empire?
Bad body Richard 😤, you abandoned the Beelzebub Royal Family that was going to killed you? 🤪
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