The Dark Moon City.
The human sheriff, Chen Rui, who had been in a coma after suffering from a strange disease, finally awakened under the efforts of his lover, Athena.
This was bad news for the men who admired Athena. They wanted Chen Rui to die sooner.
For the garrison guard, this was also not good news. Although the human was the officially appointed sheriff, everyone knew he was just lucky. In the heart of the garrison guard, the real army commander was the representative sheriff, Athena. Even if Chen Rui was Athena’s lover, he was not good either.
For Princess Royal Royal Highness, it might be good news. This meant that there was an additional assistant who could play some role. At least the sheriff’s identity could cast a key vote in favor of Princess Royal on certain resolutions.
The Princess Royal and several family representatives went to visit the human sheriff. Although Chen Rui was awake, his body had not fully recovered. He appeared so weak that he could hardly have the energy to speak. The human specifically expressed that he hoped that Athena could still control the garrison guard. He did not want to disrupt the guards that were gradually getting on the right track before he fully recovered. This made the garrison guards very satisfied.
For the residents of the Dark Moon City who were keen on the battle ball, it was just a little more topics to talk about. The battle ball arena was always a full house. It was even hard to get a ticket. Many residents had also spontaneously formed private teams. They even used their own funds to rent the arena for training or competition when there was no formal competition.
However, the hottest topic of the Dark Moon these days was not the battle ball or the human. It was… treasure.
The Demon Realm had probably existed for tens of thousands of years. There went through many ups and downs. Almost every estate in the Demon Realm had a myth of treasures, but most of them were only fake rumors. Very few had been discovered. . .
However, the Dark Moon’s treasure did not seem to be just rumors this time.
First, someone found a strange magic circle in the deep mountains of the Blue Lake Mountain Range to the east of the Dark Moon. Those who went to explore kept spreading the news again and again, attracting a large number of curious people.
Those who were lucky would occasionally get one or two scattered antiques when they enter the magic circle. They were very valuable.
Soon, when the representative sheriff, Athena, led the defense team to investigate this, they found an extremely rare Fountain of Vitality after several hardships.
The Fountain of Vitality was known as the source of vitality. It was said to be able to treat all injuries and strange diseases. It had beneficial effects on longevity, and had various magical effects, especially the top materials for high-grade potions. It was said that the black potions needed the Fountain of Vitality.
The most persuasive incident was that of the human Chen Rui, who had been in a coma after failing to recover despite several medical treatments, had miraculously regained consciousness now under the magical effect of the Fountain of Vitality.
The Fountain of Vitality alone was a very important treasure. However, the magic in that place was mysterious and unpredictable. It would change automatically. When Athena led the team there several times, she could no longer find the original Fountain of Vitality. It had been teleported out every time. Not only that, the magic circle was also quite dangerous. There were often injuries and deaths among the explorers.
However, the more so, the more people came to explore. The discovery of the Fountain of Vitality and the mysterious treasure location by the Dark Moon spread like wildfire. The foreign population who came to the Dark Moon suddenly doubled, and it showed increasing trends.
The Dark Moon Palace.
Old Gauss concluded a detailed report on recent operations and plans, “Princess Royal, is this arrangement alright?”
“Add 2 more teams to the garrison guard’s patrolling.” Shea thought for a moment, “The disputes will increase with the sudden increase in the population. Transfer Kaguli from the Princess Retail Store to the garrison guard. Coupled with the Cloak Gang’s dark forces, we should be able to maintain the stability.”
“Then Alice at the little princess Royal Highness’ side…”
“With Kia, there shouldn’t be a big problem. After unlocking the Demon Restrictive Ring, her power is even above Kaguli. It should not be a problem to protect Alice. Plus, there is also Athena.”
Old Gauss said hesitantly, “With all due respect, I always think Kia…”
“Actually, I myself don’t really trust Kia either.” Shea’s gaze fell on the clouds in the sky, “But I trust that person. He said Kia can be trusted, so I trusted her.”
Old Gauss nodded. His own life was saved by that person, but out of loyalty to Shea, he still said, “I have met a few of his friends previously. They seem to be… extremely powerful. Even the strange demonic beasts that transformed into his appearance gives me a sense of danger. Plus, the Fountain of Vitality… I have a hunch that this person probably held very massive power. Royal Highness should know what I mean. These words are not aimed at him, they are just on the matter.”
“I understand.” Shea nodded gently, “It’s just that, do you think… he is an ambitious person?”
“Everyone has ambitions, the key is the difference in size and goals.” Old Gauss thought about it seriously, and he replied, “Even if he has ambitions… there should be no threat to the Princess Royal for the time being. Otherwise, the famous trio-specialized mechanic master who shook the Demon Realm will not disappear. The original future of this talented master is limitless.”
Not only the mechanic master, but also the pharmacy…grand master. Shea added a sentence secretly. When he left recently, the man left 4 bottles of black potions for her.
A complete set of the Eternal Potions.
Just 1 bottle of these potions was enough to shock the entire Demon Realm. It was even stronger than the trio-specialized genius master. The trio-specialized master was just the person who had the most hope to become the mechanic grand master, but the black potion… could only be produced by a grand master-level potioneer. Furthermore, it was the Eternal Potion that could only be configured by a senior grand master.
Is the inheritance of the grand master really so miraculous?
Although these 4 bottles of potions shocked Shea, she didn’t ask more or ask for more. It was a tacit understanding.
Shea’s father, Grimm, was at the Demon Emperor level power, but her training aptitude was not particularly good, nor was she a mutated royal bloodline. She could only make up for it by extraordinary hard work. Especially after taking the role of a lord, she endured huge pressure from the capital. Besides dealing with cumbersome affairs, she arranged time to train strenuously. Only by improving her power could she preserve the foundation left by her father and protect her only sister. These 2 things seemed to have become her entire life.
Even so, she still reached the peak level of the Great Demon King only. Compared with the other 3 lords, there was a big gap in power.
This set of eternal potions not only improved her own power, but the power inherited from her father could be fully integrated as well. By just comprehending the territory realization of her father’s inheritance, she could break through to the Demon Emperor. This inheritance power was inferior to the real power gained from training and actual combat, but at the very least, she had to reach the Demon Emperor level to truly reach the High Lord level power.
“It seems that I was worrying too much.” Old Gauss smiled, “This strategy is really clever. Those looking for treasure will definitely use the Dark Moon City as a supply base. Perhaps most of them will reside in the Dark Moon. This way, not only will Dark Moon’s economy be promoted, but Dark Moon’s emerging battle ball, night market, Princess Retail Store, and delicacies will quickly spread through these people. This is equal to… according to that person’s words, it’s free advertisement. I believe businessmen from all walks of life will come soon. Princess Royal’s newly built streets, shops and various facilities will be fully utilized.”
“I also admire his mind.” Shea’s eyes showed a faint warmth, “He persuaded me with only a joke. In a prison, the letters from prisoners are subject to strict scrutiny before they are being sent. There is a prisoner who received a letter from his wife saying that she was not in good health and could not do farming for food. The prisoner wrote back to his wife, telling her not to cultivate because of the important things buried in the cultivated land. As a result, his wife wrote again a few days later. She said that the investigators dug up all the cultivated land, so she can easily plant seeds.”
As an old courtier, who was also a senior, who watched the Princess Royal grow up, Old Gauss noticed the slight change in her eyes when Shea mentioned “him”. His mind moved and wanted to propose the marriage proposal again, but he was afraid that the Princess Royal would be disgusted if he said too much. After pondering about it, he gave up the idea again.
With Princess Royal’s personality, it’s better to go with the flow, but no matter what, I need to find ways to tie that person firmly to the Dark Moon.
Shea didn’t know Old Gauss’ thoughts. The focus of her gaze was still at the clouds in the sky as if there was an annoying face there, showing an annoying smile.
However, I really feel like seeing that annoying person.
The treasure incident of the Dark Moon was naturally created by Chen Rui. It was inspired not only by the joke, but also by Catherine’s treasure hunting strategy when she was exploring the Crystal Valley.
The human sheriff’s “awakening” could effectively confirm the existence of the treasure, and lay the foundation for his public appearance and actions in the Dark Moon in the future. It also had a hidden function just in case. It was to create an illusion of appearing at the same time as “Charles”. This would dispel the speculations of those with ulterior motives. In any case, that plan was the most important.
The human sheriff “resting” in the Dark Moon now was Dodo’s transformation. Dodo wore the Evil Blue Tear handed over by Roman who had returned. It could effectively shield its own breath and add “healing from a serious illness.” So, outsiders couldn’t see any flaws.
In an accidental opportunity to travel with friends long ago, Chen Rui saw a very favorable terrain in the Blue Lake Mountain Range. He then spent considerable time and effort there with Paglio to lay out Dragon Inscription and complicated magic circles.
Paglio lacked strength, so he could only deploy inscriptions that barely reach the level of the Demon Emperor, but with Chen Rui’s magic circles, the power might not be as powerful as the Silent Night Wetland, yet the level of ingenuity and complexity was still beyond that. It was equivalent to a huge puzzle circle with innumerable series of magic. It could change automatically. Even if the dragons came, it would be difficult to break in. The ordinary explorers would surely be confused and lost.
Wealth was the easiest thing to attract people. As the number of people who failed in treasure hunting increased, the number of people persevering increased too. In a short period of time, the Dark Moon City became very lively. This was the first time in 400 years.
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