Compared with the previous long-term intensive battle, Chen Rui’s lingering time with Zola was much shorter this time. However, that feeling was by no means comparable to the subconscious state previously.
The way Zola looked at Chen Rui was different now. It was full of a rare kind of… gentleness? Yes, it was really gentle.
Rainbow Valley, which was once hell-like, had become a gentle home.
If it were normal days, Chen Rui would definitely stay with her, but the Dark Moon’s situation was urgent now, so Chen Rui couldn’t stay here.
“Sorry, Zola. At least for 1 month. At most 3 months. I will definitely come back. There are many things that I will tell you in detail by then. You wait for me to come back, okay?”
Zola really didn’t even have the strength to nod, but Chen Rui read the answer from her eyes sharply. He nodded in satisfaction, kissed her on the forehead, carried her to the bed, and covered her with a quilt. He then left the Rainbow Valley.
(This damn man really left… but my heart is at ease as if I something that supports me…)
(It’s a bit strange.. It seems that the communication with elements has become more refined. Could it be that doing this kind of thing will increase my strength? It seems that I need to research this properly. Also those stone slabs, I finally got them all…)
(Oh no, let’s think about those later. I’m exhausted now; I just want to sleep…)
(1 month. You must not lie to me. Otherwise, I’ll catch you back even if I have to find you till the end of the Dead Sea!)
Chen Rui left the Rainbow Valley. Under the influence of that newly acquired powerful force, he was full of energy instead of exhausted.
In fact, his original intention just now was to stabilize Zola with gentle means. Otherwise, if this unreliable dragon lady flared up, perhaps even the entire Dark Moon would be turned over. Even the Earth Elemental King and Paglio would be buried in the end. Based on the current situation, this handsome wolf strategy … the handsome man strategy was still successful.
No wonder Sir Freud  had a famous remark – Sexual desire is the source of all human achievements.
But I also seem to remember that the sir later died of oral cancer.
By the way, Sister Zhang Ailing  seems to have also said – The way to a woman’s heart is through the mating road…
This was definitely a powerful saying that required harmonization. But at the moment when the 2 of them were completely intertwined just now, Chen Rui did feel Zola’s heart. It was a hidden or depressed emotion. It was not only toward him, but also to herself. For thousands of years, she had been alone. Perhaps the crazy experiments were just the habit of enjoying loneliness.
That kind of rare gentleness, which was unintentionally revealed, made people intoxicated. It was as if the stronger the wine, the sweeter it was.
(Regardless of fake daze, blackhearted or unreliable, she is a woman after all, my woman. I will have plenty of time to taste this bottle of wine in the future. The first priority at the moment is to rush back to the Dark Moon where my favorite women and most trusted friends are.)
Chen Rui managed to find a griffin. He flew at full speed in the direction of the Dark Moon.
Along the way, he finally had the free time to calm down, so he entered the Super System to examine the “windfall” this time.
In the Super System, the strange mist of the galaxies had disappeared. The tranquility of the past had been restored. However, as the owner of the Super System and the controller of the entire galaxy system, Chen Rui instinctively felt that this galaxy system was different from the previous one.
His gaze fell on the blue planet that once radiated dazzling light. His consciousness instantly enveloped the entire planet, including oceans, land, mountains, rivers, and forests… Oh, those are animals. There are even… humans?!
Humans who were exactly the same as the earth, but the civilization was still quite undeveloped.
Chen Rui looked surprised. From the void of space to the desolate solar system, to the evolution of oceans and plants. This Super System finally imitated higher creatures such as animals and humans now. It’s not imitating, this feeling… should be real life.
A life with own thoughts and independent consciousness. It is not walking dead who are controlled.
Chen Rui didn’t know what this meant, but in any case, the appearance of higher life represented a qualitative change. In other words, the evolution of star level.
His consciousness returned to the Galaxy Divinity Temple. Sure enough, in the light screen of the status bar, the light ball of the 3D human body became 5. Apart from the original white “Alkaid”, yellow “Mizar”, blue “Alioth”, and red “Megrez”, there was an extra purple “Phecda”.
Title: Star Lord, Evolution Level: 5-star, Experience Value: 0%
Aura Value: 154.8 million, Comprehensive Strength Assessment: A-
Chen Rui almost burst into tears. This isn’t easy. Including the training time in the training ground, there are more than 100 chapters since the last 4-star evolution… Well, more than 100 years.
That Megrez is really deceptive! After comprehending for so long, I have learned all the powers of Shura, territory, and destruction. In the end, I found a breakthrough while “mating”. I finally reached the 5-star evolution in one fell swoop.
However, this huge gain is really exciting. The reason for the breakthrough may be the stimulation of some mysterious power of the ancient runes. Perhaps it was due to the understanding of the basic law. Perhaps it could be Zola’s physique. Maybe it was also related to the mental involvement during sex.
Anyway, I finally “upgraded”.
Chen Rui habitually checked the 5-star skill tree first.
This time, there were 4 more skills.
[Dual Training] (passive trait)- the training of both soul and life; mental and physical training effect bonus; skill power bonus; bonus effect was proportional to realm. Another note was that there would be special effects at certain times.
At first glance, this [Dual Training] seemed like a very wretched “sex” skill such as “Dong Xuan Zi” and “The Imperial Girl” . It turned out to be similar to the method of dual training of soul and life in the neidan training of China’s Taoism. Generally speaking, the closer the power to its peak, the harder it was to improve. This feature could speed up the training effect and enhance the power of the skill. It was indeed a pretty awesome feature.
[Star Diversion] (active skill)- redirect all the opponent’s attack skills. The duration was 10 seconds, and the use was limited to once per hour. Each usage would consume 1000 aura.
This skill reminded people of the unique skill “Star Shifting” of the Murong family in Jin Yong’s  martial arts novels. However, Star Shifting leveraged the strength and shifted the attack power back to the opponent itself. The effect of [Star Diversion] was closer to the “secretly substitute one for another” written by Gu Long . Although only 10 seconds, there was definitely an unexpected miraculous effect for some big moves.
[Flying] (active skill)- Flying skill; able to freely change speed and movement in the air… 10 points aura per minute. It still had a “Sonic Boom” stunt. Able to fly at high speed instantly. Cost 3000 aura. Limited to 2 times per hour.
[Royal Star Transformation] (active skill)- Powerful combat form transformation with time limit. The specific form was unknown. Need to consume 100,000 aura and 1000 faith crystal.
Transformation? The specific form is unknown? Could it be Ultraman? Judging from the introduction, this should be the strongest battle skill of the 5-star Star Lord.
Chen Rui noticed that in addition to the aura consumption value, there was also a “faith crystal”.
He suddenly remembered… Zola once said that God powerhouse’s territory is different from that of Demon Overlord and Demon Emperor. It is not only the use of the natural power of the world to construct the scene, but the existence of life. It is called [Kingdom of God].
Compared with the devotion power of the believers in the Demon Realm and human world, the faith power in [Kingdom of God] is the most basic source of power for god. Otherwise, once the devotion power in the outside world is lost, wouldn’t god lose his power and become a mortal?
Faith crystal… It should be related to the faith power.
Then, according to this theory, planet… life… isn’t the entire Super System itself a God’s Kingdom? Then I’m the God’s Kingdom’s…God?
Chen Rui then shook his head. Impossible. I am still some light years apart from God’s power… Besides, this is not just a country-like territory, but a real galaxy system— The deceptive system… Uh, Super System which caused me to crossover to another world. It is originally a mysterious and special evolution system. I should not be able to mechanically apply the concept of this world.
However, the “faith crystal” was really intriguing.
In addition to the 4 newly acquired skills, the original “[Analytical Eyes]” had evolved to become [True Analytical Eyes].
When looking at the mount griffin with [Analytical Eyes], it showed – Race: Griffin.
Comprehensive Strength Assessment: E+ (E+).
Physique: E, Strength: E, Spirit: E-, Agility: E+.
Analysis: Wind attributes.
E+ was the current strength. The real strength predicted in parentheses… The final wind attribute showed that [True Analytical Eyes] had additional analysis and judgment functions. It could accurately locate the opponent’s true strength. This was the final state of the [Analytical Eyes].
[Aura Blade] also reached the final skill of the “True System”.
[True Aura Blade]- Star Power attack skill. His palm was specially strengthened like a sharp blade… When using it, there was a chance to launch the “weakening aura” attribute to weaken or ignore the opponent’s defense power. It could directly attack the soul state. Cost 1000 aura per minute with no time limit.
There was also [True Destructive Aura Blow], an aoe skill. All hostile creatures within a radius of 30 meters would be instantly slashed by the high-speed sword qi. It required 1000 aura. Could choose to exclude a target. It was limited to 1 time per hour.
The [True Aura Blade] that could ignore the defense was also lethal to the soul or mental form. Besides, the time limit was removed. Even the accompanying [Destructive Aura Blow] had also been upgraded, and the range of group attacks had been greatly increased. Moreover, he could also choose the target that he didn’t want to harm. It was quite intelligent.
Other than the 2 evolved ultimate skills, some other skills had been upgraded and adjusted. The star point of the [Star Gate] had been increased to 2.The effective time of star point had been increased to 3 months.
After launching [Scorching Dragon Possession], the recovery time was shortened to 6 hours. Furthermore, the skills could still be used during the “cooling period”. It was much better than the previous restrictions.
Although [Galaxy Territory] did not evolve into [True Galaxy Territory], the effect of strengthening himself and weakening the enemy rose to 50%. This special territory skill that could be launched regardless of the territory restrictions of the other party, plus [Scorching Dragon Possession] was his biggest reliance when battling with higher power levels.
In addition to [Galaxy Territory], Chen Rui’s own comprehension of [Autumn Territory] in the Demi-God space had reached a perfect state. Its power was completely different from previously.
Inspired by the use of Nirvana to heal and strengthen Isabella during the battle with Broc, he also had a vision of comprehending the buffing territory, but the time was too tight at the moment, so it was just a vision.
After upgrading from Megrez to Phecda, the consumption of aura by skill had increased 10 times or more than before. If it was in the past, it was not of practical use. However, Chen Rui now had the aura provided by Galaxy Garden and Aura Tower. His Aura Value had reached hundreds of millions… and it did not include the 100 million aura that was consumed by the previous evolution to 5-stars. This skill consumption was definitely not a problem.
[Aura Conversion] was more often used for other miraculous effects. For example, convert and make the Prison 13 shackles, which was able to imprison Demon Overlords, disappear.
Chen Rui left the skill tree. His consciousness entered the building light screen. Sure enough, a new tower-shaped model was added.
Tower of Faith.
Activation condition: 10000 Aura.
Function: Collect the devotion and beliefs of living beings and convert them into faith crystals. When the power of faith in a certain area met the requirements, it would automatically build a Pillar of Faith. The value of faith would be doubled.
Chen Rui immediately confirmed building the construction without thinking. A huge tower-shaped building appeared in the Galaxy Divinity Temple. When his mind moved to the Tower of Faith, a prompt appeared.
Tower of Faith currently automatically generates 1 faith crystal every day. The amount can increase as the faith level increases. Current power of faith: 0. Current faith crystal: 0 (1 power of faith can be converted into 1 crystal)
The source of faith- Not entered.
Faith crystal—— Current quantity: 0
Pillar of Faith: can concentrate and increase the power of faith of all lives within the effective range, and transform it into a faith crystal. It can be automatically built when the power of faith in a certain area meets the requirements. Current quantity: 0
The Pillar of Faith was required to gather the power of faith. Although it could be built automatically, there must always be the first pillar as a foundation. Chen Rui had searched for a long time, but he had not found how to build the Pillar of Faith… He turned his attention to the source of faith again. Faith refers to the ideas and doctrines of sages, the belief and respect in gods, the fear of ghosts, monsters, demons or natural phenomena, as well as regarding it as one’s own code of conduct.
The source of faith was equivalent to standards such as world outlook, values, and outlook on life. What provided faith was a truly thoughtful and conscious “human” rather than a digitized walking dead.
At this time, a voice sounded in his heart. “Enter killing, lust, fear, and so on into the source of faith… The dark side of human nature will be infinitely magnified. You will have countless fanatics. At the same time, you will gain a huge amount of power of faith.”
Sure enough… even after the 5-star evolution, Shura still had not disappeared. It was still tempting him further. The current human civilization on the blue planet was still extremely undeveloped. It was like a blank piece of paper. Once Chen Rui really did this, the blue planet would become a real world of [Refined Mind] Illusion state full of darkness and desire.
But, Shura was right. All he needed was faith crystals. Compared with persuading others to do good, it was much easier to induce evil because good required more self-restraint.
“Don’t deny the darkness. Aren’t you like this yourself? Look at yourself. You are greedy for beauty, insidious and cunning, bloodthirsty and ruthless… Did you rely on the so-called fake goodness to survive until now and gain the current power? Human nature is inherently selfish. Even if you give some hypocritical and useless kindness now, one day they will show their cruel, cold-blooded and depraved true colors! Why not give them a true world?”
During [Refined Mind], Shura once showed Chen Rui scenes of darkness and ugliness in the original world. The root of all these were human selfishness.
Chen Rui thought about it seriously. He had to admit that what Shura said really made sense.
Chen Rui’s own hands were also stained with blood. There are many conspiracy schemes. Not to mention “greed for beauty” – Athena, Kia, Catherine, Shea, and even Zola now. With the increase of power, his desire increased. Once he couldn’t hold his own mind, he might become a real demon.
If I am already like this, why should I influence the beliefs of others?
He suddenly thought of a classic line from “The Return of the King” in the fantasy fiction, “Lord of the Rings”.
Facing the countless army of Modo, Aragorn said this – Sons of Gondor! Of Rohan! My brothers!
I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
A day may come when the courage of Men fails, when we forsake our friends, and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.
An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the Age of Men comes crashing down, but it is not this day!
This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!
Chen Rui took a deep breath. A day may come when Men or some of their offspring will worship power and money, corrupt, and degenerate, but it is not this day.
Perhaps one day, the people will become more and more cold-blooded, shattering love and ethics due to certain circumstances and influences, but it is not this day!
There are some things that a great man does, and some he’ll never do.
No matter how harsh is the reality, people should always have something persistent in their hearts.
With this kind of persistence, one can look up to the light even in the darkness full of despair.
If there is no such persistence, even under the sun, there will only be a haze in the eyes.
Human nature is selfish.
However, we cannot let selfishness influence human nature.
The dark side cannot be denied, and so is the light.
It’s not just for the so-called fake goodness or “Saint”, but it’s “selfishly” for the little dedication that I had when I almost fell and collapsed in the dark back then.
In other words, this is faith.
Chen Rui’s gaze became more resolute. He felt Shura’s temptation voice getting smaller and smaller. It finally disappeared without a trace. His hand glowed a strange light as he reached out to the Tower of Faith.
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