Broc, who was rushing to the Fallen Angel Capital, didn’t know that the recruit target, “Charles” had already learned of his arrival this time. Charles had also prepared a special “welcome ceremony”. In fact, Broc’s situation had been pretty good recently.
The last time when Broc took the risk to kill Manu, he was severely injured, but his gain was not small. Although he had not completely digested the power of flesh and blood of Manu, a Demon Overlord, absorbed using the secret technique, his pure strength was very close to the Demon Overlord level. He only needed to break through territory.
As long as he could comprehend the Demon Overlord-level territory, he could enter the level of the peak powerhouse (not the ordinary category of Demi-God). Furthermore, with his powerful bloodline talent, he must be the elite among the Demon Overlords in the same level. At present, he was only one step away from this highest level.
Through a series of vicious methods, Broc wiped out Manu’s confidant, controlled the remaining power of the Leviathan Royal Family, and obtained the official approval of the Bloodfall. He successfully took over the power from the “seriously injured” Manu.
However, Broc was more afraid of the Dark Shadow Empire’s Catherine the Great who severely inflicted Manu and defeated the combination of 3 powerhouses with the crystal dragon and Azgalor. He acted extremely low-key in the Dark Shadow Empire. He was the first to respond to the call of empress in many resolutions, including some military reforms. He showed a kind of loyal appearance which earned him a good reputation.
Broc did so just to keep a low-key and pretend to surrender. He also knew that his forces were deeply entrenched. In particular, his father-in-law was the biggest contributor to the empress’ accession to the throne. Although he had “retired”, his influence in the military and politics was still huge. Her Majesty would not do anything to him yet. He just used this precious time to quickly increase his strength and strive to break through Demon Overlord as soon as possible.
In the unlikely event that he failed in lurking in the Dark Shadow Empire, he could still get the highest treatment and be respected when he returned to the Bloodfall. This was the importance of power.
As for Empress Catherine’s military restructuring measures, Broc was not worried because the Fire Blade Legion was being controlled by him firmly. Plus, he guarded the Jergal Fortress on the border with the Bloody Empire, which belonged to the entrance area. No matter how she reformed it, as long as he, the legion leader, was still in the position of the supreme commander, she couldn’t cause any great changes. In this regard, Broc was quite confident.
His only regret was the loss of the Illusive Demon Shield. The Illusive Shield fell into Delia’s hands. He had not been able to find out the whereabouts of this sister. Meanwhile, the Demon Shield was likely to be swindled by the trio-specialized genius master, as Manu said before dying. For this reason, Broc had a lot of spies under the Mechanic Association. The hateful thing was that this guy had never showed up as if he evaporated into thin air.
Going to the Fallen Angel Capital this time to recruit the human with black potion resources was the first important task that Broc had won after taking over from Manu. After learning about all the intel, Broc had full confidence to persuade this human “prince” who was somewhat similar to his own experience. Not only that, the rare black potion resources also made Broc yearn for it. Maybe this was an important opportunity for him to break through to the Demon Overlord. Therefore, he was confident to succeed this time.
In case he failed to win this human over, he had to take this human back and try to control him. In any case, the black potion would be in Broc’s hands.
Chen Rui completed his last “examination” of artifacts. He bid farewell to Obsidian and walked out of the palace. In the past few days, Royal Highness Regent had shown great enthusiasm. There were banquets and balls held for him every day, making Chen Rui tired of handling it. Fortunately, after staying at most this night, he would leave the capital and return to the “human world” the next day.
Every time when he was “observing” the artifact, Obsidian was always present. Although the 2 had become stable allies, and although “Charles” had no motivation to run away with the artifact, Obsidian still showed considerable caution. He didn’t give Chen Rui a chance to steal the sword at all. Therefore, Chen Rui could only record the ancient runes of the artifact according to the most unsatisfactory plan. He also applied a little trick on the Sword of Fallen Angel just in case.
There was a carriage parked outside the palace. As we all know, this was the carriage of the capital’s flower, Isabella. These days Isabella and the palace high rank consultant were very intimate as though they were sticking together like glue. They had trips during the day, and at night, “Charles” stayed at the home of the Devil’s Snare. You would know what they were doing without even thinking. There were already rumors beginning to describe how good this Sir Charles was in a certain way, how he would toss around the Devil’s Snare flower on the bed crying for mercy.
However, the truth and appearance were often inconsistent. Sometimes, the inconsistency was quite big. The poisonous “death kiss” was actually the most intimate act of the 2 so far. There had never been a second time.
Approaching the carriage, a line of eye-catching data suddenly appeared in the [Analytical Eyes]. Chen Rui’s brows raised slightly. He is finally here. He adjusted his breathing, calmed his mind, and walked into the carriage without stopping.
There was a faint fragrance in the carriage. It was the smell of Isabella’s favorite black tulip, but besides Isabella, there was another person. He was dressed in a robe with a big beard. The man had an unfamiliar face. The man had the demeanor of an ‘uncle’ in another world.
However, Chen Rui recognized this person at a glance. Let alone the familiar facial features, just the faintly visible potholes and spots on his face was the masterpiece of Chen Rui when he was in Silent Night Wetland. At that time, he was still just the strength of a Higher Demon.
Race: Envy Royal Family (mutated).
Comprehensive Strength Assessment: A+.
Strength: A+, Physique: A+, Spirit: A+, Speed: A+.
Every quality had reached the peak level of the Demon Emperor and it was quite balanced. Chen Rui had also experienced the mutated talent, [The Eyes of Incubus] of his. It was very powerful.
“Who is this person?” Chen Rui’s tone was unabashedly disgusted. On the surface, he was naturally upset with the strange man who appeared next to his woman.
“I’m Isabella’s friend.” Broc spoke first. “Sir Charles, my name is Broc. I came to visit Sir from a long distance. In order to express my apologies for coming here, please accept it.”
When Chen Rui looked at a space ring handed over by Broc, he frowned and looked at Isabella on the side. Isabella looked a little cold, but she still nodded. This reaction was also normal. She had a bad relationship with Broc in the organization. This time, it was only for the sake of the “bigger picture”.
Chen Rui took it and took a careful glance at Broc. He used his spirit power to see inside the space ring. It was full of the rarest gold crystals. It seemed that the Bloodfall had spent a lot on this “gift” alone.
Although Chen Rui wanted to pit a lot more from this guy, with the lessons learned from Isabella, he put away his complacency. Demon Realm had many sages, especially this ambitious mysterious organization. His flaws might be exposed again. In this plan, the Dark Moon’s follow-up actions were interlocking, so there was no room for deviation.
The Bloodfall organization was not controlled by the lord and the elder families like Obsidian. It could be said to be fearless in dealing with matters. Once he outsmarts himself, he would be in trouble too. Don’t be too greedy. Complete the current plan in the Fallen Angel Empire first. I believe in the future, there will be opportunities to fight. The focus this time is Broc.
“This gift is not small.” Chen Rui turned his mind back, but he handed back the space ring, “I don’t think… it is necessary to accept this level of apology given that we have never met.”
He is not tempted by such a huge wealth? Broc nodded secretly. As expected, he is a royal noble who has seen big scenes. It seems that he is a man of great things.
“Friendship is the result of mingling. This is the beginning of our friendship.” Broc did not take the space ring. Chen Rui noticed Isabella’s “hint” in her gaze. He hesitated a little and accepted the ring.
The carriage stopped, and Isabella said, “You go to the Leisure Moon Inn first. It is in the seventh courtyard as last time. The courtyard has been booked by me for the next month. Now I will go back to the house and change clothes. I will come later”
Leisure Moon Inn was a famous resort-like leisure place on the outskirts of the capital. It was the property of a certain elder family surrounded by mountains on 3 sides. It covered a large area. The environment was elegant, and the scenery was pleasant. There were a series of services such as gourmets and beauties. High officials and nobles liked to go there.
“Yini, I’ll wait for you to go with you.”
Isabella glanced at him flirtatiously, “Don’t you know that a woman takes a long time to put on makeup?”
“All right.” Chen Rui smiled slightly and squeezed her hand. Isabella got out of the carriage with a smile.
Broc saw the intimacy of the 2 in his eyes. He was secretly thinking that Charles, as per the intel, had something with Isabella. He could consider using beauty to win over or control him in the future.
After Isabella left, the carriage drove the 2 to the Leisure Moon Inn. Facing Chen Rui’s indifferent attitude, Broc showed considerable patience. He was just talking about random things, intentionally showing the best temperament of a top noble.
When they got off the carriage, the relationship between the 2 had obviously improved. It was not the first time Chen Rui visited Leisure Moon Inn. Furthermore, the high rank consultant’s reputation was well known in the capital recently, so a maid immediately led the 2 to the seventh courtyard which Isabella booked.
The seventh courtyard was an independent “suite” on a mountain. The environment was very quiet. It was equivalent to a small village courtyard with all the necessary settings. Chen Rui came to the exquisite stone table in the courtyard and sat down. Broc also sat on the opposite side. A beautiful maid served drinks and refreshments. An aromatic incense was lit up earlier in the courtyard. The mist exuded a strange and refreshing fragrance which made people feel relaxed.
Aromatic incense was one of the hobbies of the upper nobles of the Demon Realm. The higher the grade of the aromatic incense, the more it showed their status.
Chen Rui waved his hand to ask the maid to retreat. He closed his eyes as he took a breath. He seemed to be savoring the feeling of aromatic incense.
Broc asked according to Chen Rui’s interest, “Sir Charles also likes the dragon incense of the Demon Realm?”
“This dragon incense is not the best. The taste is a bit bland.” Chen Rui slowly opened his eyes, flashing a strange light, “Listening to Sir Broc’s tone, you already know that I’m not from the Demon Realm?”
Broc smiled slightly, “First of all, please forgive me for my impoliteness. I know many things about sir, including the [Body of Light Blessing], your cooperation with Prince Obsidian, and some kind of unique treasure resource in the Demon Realm…”
“What is the relationship between you and Isabella?” Chen Rui looked wary, “No, there are things that even she doesn’t know.”
Broc thought he cleverly answered, “If I don’t even have this ability, how can I be qualified to sit opposite sir?”
“I don’t like to beat around the bushes with strangers, especially men.” Chen Rui frowned, “Sir Broc, you should be a true nobleman who is generous, knowledgeable, and courageous, but I hope our dialogue can exclude the courtesies and hypocrisy commonly used by the nobles. There is no one else here. What is your intention? Just say it.”
Seeing that the maid had left, Broc nodded, “Since this is the case, I will make it clear. I hope to establish a long-term and close cooperative relationship with sir. I will give sir all the help you need without restrictions. The condition is that the precious resources at sir’s hand… can only be supplied to one channel, me.”
Chen Rui’s brows frowned even more tightly, “Sir’s intel power is indeed amazing, but I already have a long-term partner. His conditions are the same as yours. I don’t intend to abandon this existing partnership.”
Broc shook his head, “You’re wrong, my conditions are different from him. To be precise, it is the huge force that I represent. What Regent Obsidian can give you, we can give you. What Obsidian can’t give you, we can also still give you! For example… a larger amount of wealth, sophisticated weapons and equipment, a secret potion that controls and self-explodes people, secret weapons that have never appeared in the human world or even the Demon Realm, and so on… We can also help you quickly improve your own power.”
Chen Rui’s eyes flickered and he looked tempted, but he was secretly sneering. Put wealth aside first. Those so-called secret potions and secret weapons, I had already seen them in the Mystic Valley of Crystal Valley. Broc wouldn’t even imagine that the human “prince” in front of him is the biggest “culprit” who actually destroyed Mystic Valley, Crystal Valley… At the same time, I am also the one who stole the Demon Shield!
The tempted appearance of Chen Rui was as Broc expected earlier. Judging from the intel he mastered, the real purpose of this “Charles” cooperation with Obsidian was not simply to make profits, but to seize the throne of the human world with the help of the Demon Realm. Therefore, there was no reason to refuse such attractive conditions.
After a long time, Chen Rui said, “I have to admit, what you said is really tempting, but why should I believe these words?”
When Broc heard that Charles was interested, he secretly rejoiced. He took out 2 space bracelets, “Sir Charles, you can look at the contents of these 2 bracelets.”
Chen Rui explored it with his spirit power. In one bracelet was a large number of sophisticated weapons and armors, and another was secret potions and various ordnance. Some of them were not seen in Mystic Valley—— There should not be many bases like Crystal Valley, but I’m afraid that there are more than one. In any case, these are regarded as unexpected gains.
“Please accept these and take your time to test the quality or effect. I believe that with Your Highness’ judgment, you should be able to make the most correct choice. This is just a sample. As long as Your Highness agrees to cooperate, we will continue to supply Your Highness with wealth and these equipment. Compared with Obsidian, Your Highness should know which bargaining chip is lighter and heavier.” In order to further increase the appeal of lobbying, Broc’s title had been changed to “Your Highness”. He had considerable confidence in the conditions he had set out.
If Chen Rui was really the illegitimate child of an emperor, the constructed character “Charles”, who wanted to regain the status of the prince or even the throne, then, as Isabella worried, he certainly couldn’t refuse the temptation of the Bloodfall.
Unfortunately, he was not.
Not only not, he was also an “old friend” that would be unforgettable for Broc and even the Bloodfall for life.
Chen Rui secretly calculated the time as he revealed a pondering appearance. His toes seemed to be habitually tapping the ground. If you listened carefully, you should realize that this was a strange rhythm.
Broc didn’t notice this. He was still trying his best to use his eloquence to lobby “Charles” who seemed more and more interested, “Your Highness, to be honest, I’m also the royal family of demons. Just like Your Highness, I was taken away from the things that belonged to me. I understand what Your Highness feels very well. With the help of those people now, I have regained a considerable part, and there will be more in the future…”
Broc was talking eloquently when a strange warning came out suddenly.
If he hadn’t reached the edge of the Demon Overlord realm, he wouldn’t have such a keen sixth sense.
Although the contact with the other party had been quite smooth and there should be no danger now, as a powerhouse who had experienced many battles, he believed in this kind of intuition even more. He could not be bothered about rudeness and so on. He reacted without thinking.
Reality proved that this reaction was correct. Just as Broc bounced back at an extremely fast speed, the stone bench suddenly shone out bright light. It inextricably wrapped around the surrounding.
Although Broc’s mental reaction was fast, his body seemed to have been affected. For some reasons, his power was weakened while his speed slowed down. He was firmly bound.
Chen Rui tapped the ground rhythmically just now. He was just using the magic trap of a specific sound frequency. This magic trap was one of the means set by Isabella after booking the seventh courtyard when the 2 of them “dated”. It was a combination of the Dragon Inscription and magic circle plus a little magical effect of ancient runes (Unfortunately, it was quite limited).
Broc struggled, but it was difficult to get out for a while. Feeling that he seemed to have weakened a lot as if he had been infected with some stubborn poison, his eyes fell on the dragon incense. His complexion changed drastically.
Could it be this incense? No wonder “Charles” deliberately said that this incense smells bland and it is not the best. It turns out that it was to dispel my suspicion. He may have taken the antidote in advance!
It makes no sense at all!
With this kind of favorable conditions offered by Bloodfall, if it is me, I will agree to it. It is impossible to turn away!
This method does not seem to be used in the last minute. It seems to have been planned for a long time?
Maybe he was indulged with his formidable power for too long that he never thought someone would plot an assasination on him…
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“Although he had not completely “disgusted” the power of flesh and blood of Manu”
I think “disgusted” should be digested instead?
Thanks, it is fixed.
•Thanks for the chapter! 🍀