Chen Rui said indifferently, “Although my body is not at its best, my winning percentage should still be quite large.”
This sentence was not bragging. Some of the basic star levels in the Super System were also synchronized with the power level of this world, such as Alkaid state and Alioth state. But at the Megrez state presently, after learning the mystery of territory, there was basically no opponent at the same level. However, with the later increase of strength and territory, plus the power of the Scorching Dragon, it was not impossible for him to leapfrog to challenge the Demon Emperor directly.
“Shameless bragging! You could see through my strength level only because of some kind of demon talent just like my eyes!” Samuel sneered. Chen Rui felt his vision was blurred for a moment, and the surrounding scene became a huge arena. Of course, there was no audience.
“Analysing battle tactics is useless. Cut the crap and make a move!” As soon as his words ended, Samuel’s figure had rushed toward Chen Rui like electricity. His speed was impressive.
Although Samuel’s speed was fast, it seemed inferior than the time when Chen Rui faced Roman. This meant that with the same level of strength, the speed of the Belphegor Royal Family was unparalleled.
Samuel was at the peak of the Great Demon King, so his strength was much greater than that of Chen Rui. Samuel’s attacks were vigorous and impactful. Chen Rui didn’t block it directly, but used a new tactic which he learned from the battle between Catherine and Azgalor.
At that time, Catherine weakened Azgalor’s strength and flicked the powerful red lightning power with seemingly soft movements. This technique should have the same mystery as Tai Chi in another world.
Chen Rui was just an otaku before rebirth, and he did not learn Tai Chi before. But as a novel fan, he learned a few things such as “using will without exerting strength” from Jin Yong’s  martial arts novel masterpieces. He had long mastered the “Alioth State”, so he already had a deep understanding of the strength. That kind of tide-like punching impact came from this.
He tried Catherine’s technique many times on the way to Town Moling. He even deliberately entered the Super System and chose to train in a water flowing environment. This kind of training was mainly static because his injury did not allow too much vigorous training. It was a good opportunity to experiment it now.
Samuel launched a series of attacks and kept suppressing his opponent, but this “Richard’s” defense was very weird. The seemingly soft technique had no strength, but he always warded off the attacks in time. Even if he was hit, the injury was minimized. At first, he was still not familiar with this technique, and loopholes appeared from time to time. Later, he became more and more proficient. He even emitted sudden force from time to time. The attacks also carried thunder from time to time. It was impossible to defend effectively.
The weirdest thing was that Samuel’s rapid speed was often slowed down inexplicably. It was as if he had fallen into mud and couldn’t move his limbs freely.
Samuel was secretly vigilant. This method is quite strange. Although I have the upper hand now, if the battle situation continues this way, I will exhaust more and more power. Then, I will never be able to cause fatal damage to the enemy. The other party has learned that my stamina is relatively weaker. Could it be that he wants to use a protracted war to bring me down?
Samuel was actually overthinking. Chen Rui was just trying to use him to master that new defensive technique. As for the “sudden force emission” and “thunder” were the effects of Thunderous Sound. Samuel’s strength was stronger than Chen Rui’s current state, but under this increasingly proficient defensive technique, Chen Rui was able to effectively suppress the other party’s attacks with minimal consumption.
Samuel knew that a long battle would be unfavorable, so he flashed out of the battle circle. With a long sword in his hand, he slashed toward Chen Rui. A white crescent-shaped ray flew from the air suddenly. It was extremely sharp.
The change was sudden, and the crescent ray was an attack of pure energy. Chen Rui could not resolve it with that newly learnt technique. When the ray was approaching, Chen Rui teleported and dodged. Samuel had fought many battles since coming to Demon Realm, and he was not shocked by this teleportation at all. The long sword in his hand was like a wind, and crescent energy slashed towards Chen Rui continuously. Chen Rui launched teleport again and appeared in front of Samuel. Although Samuel was caught off guard, he didn’t panic. The long sword turned into a band of light, wrapping Chen Rui tightly in it.
When Samuel once again gained the upper hand, a warning sign emerged in his heart suddenly. He raised his sword and blocked the opponent’s blow, but he could not stop the sharp energy from passing through the physical entity. While he dodged hastily, the armor on his chest had been cut by a sharp weapon, opening up another startling wound.
Human physique was weaker than demons. Their regeneration and healing power were also much worse. The blood kept flowing non-stop in that instant. Samuel forced back Chen Rui to draw away the distance with his sword. A white light appeared in his hand. The originally deep wound healed at a rapid rate. In the blink of an eye, only a faint scar remained.
This kind of healing effect was far better than the healing technique of the water element. Chen Rui also felt a special element power. It was an affectionate and warm light element!
The Demon Realm’s environment was most suitable for dark elements, and the power of light elements was relatively weak. Thus, the training of demons was the training of dark elements power and dark magic; the human world was the exact opposite. It was the first time Chen Rui saw this kind of light magic just now.
Samuel watched cautiously at Chen Rui’s palm which had a faint glow. This kind of attack can actually penetrate the physical defense and issue volley attacks. If it was not the protection of the leather armor, I would be severely injured just now.
“That was a strong blow. You didn’t disappoint me indeed. You are stronger than Solana. I can see that you didn’t use all your strength. So did I.” Samuel’s breath began to increase greatly, and his whole body began to radiate the brightness and warmth like the sun! “Physique of demons is generally better than humans. You have seen that my stamina is not strong, so I will not fight a protracted battle with you~ Next, I will use my strongest power to defeat you instantly!”
The sun ray was getting brighter. At this moment, Samuel who was in the midst of the rays suddenly sensed a terrifying breath. The light and heat radiating from his body was suppressed by a “strange” black flame power.
What kind of long horrifying creature is this? A snake-like demonic beast? Absolutely not! It should be a super creature far above all demonic beasts! Even above the dragon clan!
This opponent is actually integrated with the power of this creature! Although the battle space of the Horadric was extremely strong, the tremor of space caused by the enormous power still gave Samuel a long-lost chill.
This overwhelming level of power is actually almost reaching Saint! No, he can only be regarded as a Quasi-saint, just like my old opponent, Paul. Even so, it was enough to destroy the confidence in his heart to win!
This opponent actually hides such a terrifying strength!
No, I haven’t defeated Paul. I haven’t reached Saint yet. I haven’t regained my favorite woman. I can’t die in this place! There was a strong unwillingness in Samuel’s heart, but he had no choice. When his thoughts turned, the arena of the battle space suddenly turned into clouds, and the two were floating in the air.
Above the clouds, the real sun was shining brightly. Suddenly, a strong light element power filled Samuel’s whole body. It was as if this was not the Demon Realm, but the Light Summit in the human world.
This kind of bright space could maximize the power of the light element. But even in the quasi-artifact Horadric battle space, there were strict restrictions on the deployment of this space condition. It would take one month to restore its power after being used once. Probably in this Demon Realm where the light element was suppressed, Horadric’s recovery speed would be several times slower. However, it was worth it to be able to defeat this extremely dangerous enemy!
Samuel, who activated the light space, regained his confidence. The power of the light element was the nemesis of demons. He could perform light magic beyond his own level as he pleased here. Meanwhile, the other party’s dark element power would be greatly suppressed. Unless this opponent really reached Saint, or else he was absolutely impossible to win!
“[Holy Support]!” Samuel waved his long sword, and a ray of light refracting colourful beams fell on his body. His strength and spirit were greatly enhanced in an instant.
“Demon! Die! You will end in my strongest blow!” Samuel’s breath had risen to the peak. His sharp sword pointed at Chen Ru, “[Dawn Extinction]!”
A huge light mark appeared on the clouds under Chen Rui’s feet suddenly. It looked like a combination of complex magic circles. The magic circles showed countless luminous spots. They were quickly connected together in a mysterious way. It became a light ball in the blink of an eye and engulfed Chen Rui. Destructive explosions could continuously be heard from the light ball. Even the surrounding clouds were shaking.
After Samuel launched this attack, the wound on his chest that was injured by [Aura Blade] burst open. He was bleeding profusely, and his momentum plummeted. This technique was the perfect fusion of power and magic. When it was used in this light space particularly, the impact increased more than double. It almost exhausted all his strength. The other party would definitely die.
Samuel just breathed a sigh of relief, and his expression suddenly changed as if he saw something unbelievable. The explosion power in the light ball suddenly weakened, and it rapidly shrank in an acute tremor. Finally, it merged with the enemy’s ‘body’.
“This is your strongest finishing blow?” Chen Rui showed a doubtful face. This [Dawn Extinction] looks powerful, but the actual effect is far lower than I imagined. It was not even as powerful as the previous crescent-shaped energy attack. Not only that, a part of the light had automatically transferred into my body, supplementing my previous consumption.
A beneficial… killing technique?
Is this killing the enemy? Or surrendering to the enemy?
Samuel was in disbelief of his finishing blow “surrendering to the enemy”. It took a long time for him to respond, “Impossible!”
Is it the [Heart of Light and Dark] of the Lucifer Family? No! [Heart of Light and Dark] is engulfing. It is by no means an assimilation like this!
Immediately afterward, Samuel seemed to think of an unimaginable thing. His body shivered, “You are not a demon!”
As they were in a fierce battle now, Chen Rui did not give Samuel the opportunity to continue to talk to himself. Chen Rui’s body moved and appeared in front of Samuel. Chen Rui’s palm was like a knife, beheading him.
Samuel did not avoid nor give way. His whole body burst with dazzling light. Chen Rui’s blow struck his head, but Samuel’s body burst suddenly. He exploded into a white light which flashed away quickly. Although he avoided this blow with secret technique, there was still blood flowing out of Samuel’s head.
After pulling away the distance, Samuel shouted, “[Light Rope Bind]!”
When the light flashed, Chen Rui felt his body was tightened as if he was tightly wrapped by countless arms. He could not move for a while. Then, the strange feeling appeared again. A part of the light power was absorbed by his body, and the binding power suddenly weakened. The binding effect suddenly dispersed after being shaken off by the strength of Scorching Dragon.
Samuel was shocked to the core. He blurted out, “[Body of Light Blessing]… it is really [Body of Light Blessing]!”
 Jin Yong is a well-known Chinese martial arts novelist.
Hmm? Was Chen Rui someone important to Samuel?
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