Seeing Chen Rui’s astonishment, Nero said coldly, “I have been in the Demon Realm for 10 years. I remember that 10 years ago, the Kemplot Family was still very prosperous and their financial resources were enough to shake half of the human world.
Could it be that in just 10 years, Dragon Bright’s top business family fell into such dire states? Or you are not the heir of the Kemplot Family? This matter is a scam from the very beginning?”
This sentence should have been a sudden blow, but Chen Rui did not have any special reaction. He knew that the Demon Overlord powerhouse had reached a very nuanced sense of the world, so he had calmed down after being surprised.
With Chen Rui’s state of mind from the [Refined Mind] training, even if the opponent was a Demon Overlord-level powerhouse, it was difficult to see through him. Moreover, he had faced such powerhouses as Manu and Jacob previously whose power should be above Nero. Therefore, facing Nero’s coercive questioning, Chen Rui’s expression remained as usual without any signs of panic.
“Dear royal family, there is no need to explain my identity.” Chen Rui bowed slightly, “As for the Kemplot Family, there is a saying that the world events are unpredictable. Let alone 10 years ago, even a year ago, no one thought it would be like this. My family was sanctioned by the second prince, Garfield, and Lex the Great was also deceived, so…”
“So you resorted to come to ask for help from the demons?” Nero continued Chen Rui’s sentence with a hint of sarcasm on his face.
Chen Rui came here in the name of Prince Obsidian’s summons, but it was the human Nero who appeared here now. Although the existence of Obsidian was not felt in the [Analytical Eyes] range, Chen Rui had every reason to believe that Obsidian was watching every move in the hall in a certain way, so this should be the most important test.
“Demons?” Chen Rui resisted the pressure from Nero, while trying to stay calm, “It seems that I’m not the first human to come to the Demon World. Even sir came here as early as 10 years ago. In a sense, the nature of our behavior is not different. It’s just that you seek for strength, while I seek for much-needed financial support.”
“Besides, the term “demon” is not appropriate right?” Chen Rui continued, “In the human classics, the demon is described as a gruesome, barren and remote world inhabited by a group of ferocious, cunning, cannibal demons. In fact, everyone knows that demons have their own civilization and traditions. Compared with humans, they are just different in appearance. As for cannibalism… It is undeniable that some demons do have blood-eating habits, but most of them do not. If you want to compare, human’s cruel methods to the same kind are more cruel and cunning. It is bloodless cannibalism that hardly even leaves any bones behind. I believe Sir Nero knows this kind of example better than I do.”
Nero sneered and said, “I only know one thing. As long as a part of your words is made public, the Kemplot Family will be completely annihilated.
“However, it’s undeniable that what I said is the truth, isn’t it? Though I will completely reverse what I said just now on some occasions. With Sir Nero’s power, it’s not necessary to use dirty means like a recording stone for weak individuals like me.”
“You do have some guts, maybe you are really the heir of the Kemplot Family” Nero’s hostility had turned to murderous intent, “Then as the Blue Glory Empire Royal Family, I will definitely not let the top business family of Dragon Bright Empire to have opportunity to revive, so you cannot leave here alive today!”
When Chen Rui felt that murderous intent was not a tentative bluff, he shouted, “Sir Nero! This is the Demon Realm, not the Blue Glory Empire! I came to cooperate with the Regent Royal Highness with sincerity and great interest. You have no right to kill me!”
“Power is the right” The terrifying oppression from Nero had enclosed Chen Rui. “Your so-called huge benefits are nothing but wealth. Wealth cannot purchase power. For Prince Obsidian or the entire Fallen Angel Empire, the help of a real Saint powerhouse is far more than what you can give them!”
Chen Rui cursed in his heart. He originally thought that he could use Nero’s relationship as a “hometown buddy” to gain Obsidian’s trust.
“You’re wrong! The benefits I bring are not just wealth! It is the true power that can be held in the hands of the collaborators! Unimaginable power!” Chen Rui yelled, and his voice resounded throughout the hall in an attempt to attract Obsidian’s attention.
“No matter what fancy wordings you use, it’s useless. You can only blame yourself for being so unlucky to meet the Sherbert Royal Family. Plus, if I kill you in Demon Realm, your family will only think that you were killed by demons!”
Nero saw his intention and did not talk any more nonsense. A dazzling light appeared in his hand. Although Nero’s power was far inferior than the Demon Overlords that Chen Rui had encountered, it was impossible for Chen Rui, who had not even reached the Demon Emperor realm, to fight against Nero even if he just advanced to Demon Overlord.
Given the difference in power between the 2 sides, Chen Rui probably wouldn’t be able to hold on for even a few seconds. The most terrible thing was that the life-saving weapons like God-Eating Mask or Demon Shield couldn’t be exposed. Once exposed, his entire plan and previous efforts would go in vain. Hence, he could only escape now. Although it was a pity to be forced to give up in the final step of planning, if he lost his life, he would lose everything.
As the light in Nero’s hand burst out, it abruptly hit Chen Rui like the rays of the evil eye. However, as Nero frowned, he launched the ray in another direction again, then launching another ray after the second ray.
The third shot hit a blue dome. It was a pity that the dome only lasted for two seconds before it was shattered by the terrifying destructive power contained in the light. The repercussions of the light hit the target firmly.
Chen Rui didn’t expect Nero to react so quickly. Both of his teleports were predicted correctly in a short time. Chen Rui couldn’t use teleports for the third time anymore. He could only resist with a protective barrier, but he still couldn’t defend against it. He didn’t even had the time to launch the [Star Gate], then he was hit by that terrifying destructive light.
However, the light actually became several times weaker after penetrating Chen Rui as if most of the power in the light was being absorbed.
Nero’s facial expression changed. Chen Rui felt that a considerable part of the destructive power of the light was transformed into his own power. Knowing that it was the [Body of Light Blessing], he did not dare to hesitate and immediately launched the [Star Gate]. As he was about to enter the gate, a huge force suddenly came from behind with a terrifying flame power.
Before Chen Rui had time to enter [Star Gate], his whole person was knocked back. He felt that his internal organs seemed to be turning. If it weren’t for the characteristics of [Damage Absorption] and [Astral Form], this terrifying blow would have almost killed him.
Immediately after that, the dazzling light appeared again, and most of it was absorbed by Chen Rui’s body too this time, but the shock of the remaining power intensified his internal wounds. He spewed a mouthful of blood.
“[Body of Light Blessing]!” Nero’s body appeared in front of the [Star Gate] in an instant, and he said, “Who on earth are you!”
Chen Rui slowly got up. The power gap between the 2 sides was too large, and the [Star Gate] had already been revealed. Even if he launched any magic like [Scorching Dragon Possession], it would be difficult to escape successfully.
At this moment, another person’s information prompt appeared in the [Analytical Eyes].
Race: Pride Royal Family (mutated).
Comprehensive Strength Assessment: Unable to judge.
Although I didn’t feel anyone’s breath, the [Analytical Eyes] can’t go wrong. This Demon Overlord-level of Pride Royal Family must be Obsidian! A thought flashed through Chen Rui’s heart, and he began to think quickly. It is already the most critical moment now. Success or failure, life or death will depend on this round.
“If I can choose, I would rather not have this damn [Body of Light Blessing].” Chen Rui ignored his heavy injury. He coughed blood while crawling up with a sneer on his face, which was meant for himself, “Don’t worry. Although this body has blood connections with that man, even if that man knows that I died in your hands, he won’t take it to heart. Because I’m just an illegitimate child.”
These words made Nero even more shocked. Even in the two royal families of the Holy Empire, the [Body of Light Blessing] is extremely rare and can only be born in the purest royal blood. That is to say, “that man” who Charles said is most probably the current Roland king, Lex the Great!
The heir to the top business family of Dragon Bright Empire turned out to be Lex the Great’s biological son!
This “insider secret” made Nero shocked. So who is the mother of “Charles”? Could the woman who gave birth to the [Body of Light Blessing] also be a member of the royal family? Why did he become a shameless illegitimate child to have [Body of Light Blessing]?
Nero himself was also a member of the royal family. Naturally, he knew that the more glamorous was the rich and noble, the more shameful matters that were covered up. Some absurd shameful matters, particularly in the royal family, could be described as “heinous”. However, what Nero cared about now was not these gossip scandals, but the bloodlines mentioned by “Charles”. Although he didn’t know how magical this kind of bloodline induction was, he was sure that it was a kind of talented power unique to the Roland Royal Family.
Once Lex the Great knew that his son died in Nero’s hands, perhaps he wouldn’t be as unresponsive as “Charles” himself thought. Even if it wouldn’t cause a dispute between the two countries, with Lex the Great’s power and character, he would revenge badly in secret. Nero had only recently succeeded in breaking through to the real Saint (early stage of the Demon Overlord). He was far from being able to compete with the senior Saint powerhouses like Lex. Besides, there were more powerhouses in Dragon Bright Empire apart from Lex the Great.
“Why the hell did you come to the Demon Realm for?” Nero weighed it over and over again. Though the same sentence, this question was more like asking on behalf of Obsidian. Even if this Charles was going to die, he couldn’t die in Nero’s hands.
When Chen Rui could feel Nero’s murderous intent weakened, his face showed more mocking expression, “No matter who I am, I’m currently the heir of the Kemplot Family. I came to Demon Realm to seek collaborators.”
“It’s that simple?”
“Isn’t it simple enough? I’m also the man’s biological son, but I don’t have the competing qualifications to inherit the empire. Even so, Garfield refuses to let me go. He wants to put me and the entire Kemplot Family to death!” Chen Rui’s emotions seemed to be agitated. Originally, this was just a backup plot just in case, but now the situation had changed so fast that it could only be the main scene.
Nero was indifferent. Such disputes were common in the royal family. Killing among siblings for power was nothing new in human history.
“I’m not satisfied! I have the [Body of Light Blessing,] but I can only train earth magic! With the power and ability beyond those princes, I can only become a servant crawling under their feet!”
“Charles” clenched his fist, “Not only will I overcome the difficulties, I must also turn the tables for real! Not only I want to bring down Garfield, I also want to bring down everyone including the superior man! I want him to know who is the most excellent successor who can truly inherit the entire Dragon Bright Empire!”
“Even if you can fulfill your wish and ascend to the throne of Dragon Bright Empire, you will still be utterly discredited and will not be tolerated by future generations once the matter of you turning to the Demon Realm for help is exposed.”
Nero dampened Chen Rui’s enthusiasm. He secretly calculated that if the Dragon Bright Empire could be engaged in internal fights, it would be beneficial to the Blue Glory Empire no matter who the final winner was. He changed his mind about Chen Rui now. It was not that he coudn’t kill Chen Rui himself. Instead, he definitely couldn’t kill Chen Rui at all. Having the [Body of Light Blessing] was very convincing.
Ordinary members of the royal family, even Nero himself, did not possess this special physique. This “Charles” must be the direct bloodline of the Dragon Bright Empire, but according to his age, when I left the human world 10 years ago, I have never heard of such a prince in Dragon Bright. It seems that his “life experience” should be true.
“As you said, power is right.” Chen Rui drank a bottle of healing potion and sneered, “History is written by the winner. As long as I become the last winner, it’s up to me to say whether I asked the Demon Realm for help or I was colluding with demons.”
Nero watched him for a while without saying a word. He was secretly thinking about how to use this unexpected opportunity… Threat? Control?
At this time, a voice finally came from behind, “History is written by the winner. I agree with this statement. However, what I want to know is how do you turn the tables by only relying on a precarious business family? How can you bring down those opponents? Plus, what so-called “unimaginable power” can my Fallen Angel Empire get?
Chen Rui’s gaze shifted. The true master finally appeared.
When he turned his head, he saw a man not far behind. This man was burly, blond, bearded, and his facial features were very prominent. His eyes were mesmerizing, and there was a majestic and impenetrable pressure in his eyes. He was the current highest authority of the Fallen Angel Empire, the Regent Obsidian.
The phrase “my Fallen Angel Empire” unabashedly showed his strong possessiveness and ambition.
“This must be Obsidian Royal Highness.” Chen Rui sorted out his somewhat messy clothes and saluted, “First of all, please forgive me, Royal Highness. If it is not for this Sir Nero, who didn’t give me a chance to see Royal Highness and tried to kill me directly, I think Royal Highness may hear me confess my life experience at an appropriate time in the future.
As for Royal Highness’ question… Please allow me to answer Royal Highness alone. I believe we will all get the most satisfactory answer. ”
Obsidian looked at Nero. Nero rolled his eyes and smiled, “Obsidian Royal Highness, I think I can prove one thing. [Body of Light Blessing] can only be created with the purest blood of our 2 human Holy Empire royal families. From the perspective of royal blood, maybe Charles should be called ‘Royal Highness’.
After saying this, Nero turned and left the palace. There were only Prince Obsidian and Royal Highness Charles left in the hall.
Could the main scene be just an act? Or could he achieve it as well? But what did the human realm have for Chen Rui to fight for? Hmmm… perhaps another woman?
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