On the way to Town Dico. “I’m afraid it won’t be long until you catch up with me.” This was Paglio’s long sigh.
Chen Rui was unusually humble, “Not yet. When your seal is lifted in the future, I will be far below the poison dragon.”
“Bullshit!” Paglio’s eyes widened, “Don’t think that I don’t know. With your abnormal speed, it’s only a matter of time to step into that realm. Perhaps I even have to look up to the height that you will reach in the future.”
“Hehe, good that you know. Be nice to me now, or be careful of my revenge in the future…” Chen Rui laughed unceremoniously.
“Who’s afraid of your whole dead duck family! If I don’t bully you to the max now, wouldn’t you step on me in the future?”
“Two masters, slow down. Master Roman can’t keep up with you anymore. If I just use [Flash] now, I won’t even have the strength to escape later anymore.” Roman wailed after the puns.
“Then let’s hurry up. Anyway, it’s too wasteful for Delia to follow this kind of guy. I can just set her free earlier so that she can find a more reliable man.”
“Master poison dragon, you are too vicious. Didn’t you kill the man of the female dragon? Maybe you can sacrifice yourself and compensate her with your body. Turn the emerald dragon enemy into your concubine.”
The 3 best friends reunited after a long time. They had to sneer and tease each other, but they didn’t slow down. They rushed to Town Dico like 3 gusts of wind.
The original townspeople of Town Dico either died or fled. This place had completely become the barrack of the Red Spirit army.
In the central tent, Red Spirit Lord Josh was listening carefully to the scout’s report.
“The Dark Moon City is gathering troops?” Josh frowned, “Didn’t they agree to hand over the murderer who killed Joseph?”
A blond man of medium stature began to speak, “It seems that the enemy is determined to fight us to the death. She is obviously weak, but she still has such guts. She is worthy to be the line of Lord of Midnight Sun. Sir Josh, we should still prepare to face the enemy. Let Princess Royal, who has no blood on her little hand, see what the real battlefield is.”
“Sir Rus is right, but we have agreed with Blue Lava Lord to wait for his main force to arrive, then we will attack from 2 sides. I think we should try to maintain a stalemate and not move first.”
It turned out that the so-called 7-day blood sacrifice by the Red Spirit Estate was a strategy of delaying the advance of the enemy. His real purpose was to wait for the arrival of the Blue Lava army.
Even if it was just Josh’s Red Spirit army, their current military strength and combat power still had an absolute advantage. The reason for not moving was not because he was afraid of the Dark Moon. Instead, he had his own plan. As the saying went, one could not defeat the enemy without severely injuring his own army. The Dark Moon’s 3 combined forces had a strength of about 50,000. If he attacked them all, his loss would be much greater.
“With Sir Josh’s power, destroying the Royal Highness Princess’ resistance is effortless.” Rus saw Josh’s thoughts, and he smiled slightly, “Madam Krobelus, what do you think?”
Krobelus, who was sitting on her chair and playing with gems, said absently, “Let’s get rid of these guys quickly. The old mother wants to go back to the capital soon. I wouldn’t be bothered to come to this filthy place if the regent didn’t promise me a lot of benefits.”
Madam “old mother”, you should have the demeanour of a capital envoy! Rus was secretly embarrassed and said to Josh, “It seems that Madam Krobelus also has the same idea. Since the enemy is proactive and weaker than us, if we avoid fighting, it will also affect the morale of our army. We may suffer unnecessary losses by then.”
Although Krobelus seemed very unreliable, Josh dared not be negligent because this was a real Demon Overlord powerhouse!
Josh thought for a while and finally made up his mind. I took the lead in investing a whopping billion black crystal coins at the lord meetings previously. My finances are already quite tight. The Dark Moon’s economic development has been rapid recently. There are even treasures. Although it is not a long time, there should be a lot of wealth. I shall simply defeat the main force of the Dark Moon in one go, and then loot wildly. Maybe there will be unexpected gains.
As for the Blue Lava, Lord Titan is overcautious and dilly dally in doing things. I disliked him long ago.
(Titan, you are too slow. Don’t blame me for not leaving a share of benefit for you!)
“Kanita! Pass down the order. The army shall prepare the equipment. We’ll set off in 1 hour. Get ready to fight the Dark Moon in the outskirts of Town Leith!”
“Yes!” Kanita hurriedly took the order and retreated.
At this moment, a herald reported, “Capital envoy, Sir Diak’s magician, Sulfur, requested to meet you.”
Isn’t Diak at Blue Lava? Did Titan’s army arrive in advance? Josh’s eyes lit up, “Let him in quickly.”
Soon, a fair-skinned, black-haired man walked in. He was wearing a gray robe. His skin looked a little pale. He was Diak’s undead magician- Sulfur.
“Greetings sir.” Sulfur bowed.
“You came just in time!” Josh asked, “When will Titan’s army arrive?”
Sulfur replied, “The army was obstructed in Town Soto. It seems that Athena, the daughter of the first general, George, led her army to disrupt them. However, the Sir Titan has defeated Athena. The army has crossed Town Soto and is marching in the direction of Town Yankou. It will probably take about 3 days to arrive at the earliest.”
“Athena alone obstructed his army? He is fearful of General George?” Josh smiled contemptuously, “Hmph, he can only come 3 days later. By then, he can only come and clean the battlefield.”
“Sir is right. Sir Diak has been urging the Lord Titan. Unfortunately…” Sulfur smiled apologetically. He said to Krobelus, “Madam Krobelus, Sir Diak has asked me to tell you one more thing alone. He said that it is something madam is very interested in.”
Something I’m interested in? I’m interested in… Krobelus was initially lazing around. Upon hearing these words, her spirit was lifted. She got up from the chair and said to Sulfur, “You, come with me! ”
Seeing Krobelus swaggering and dragging Sulfur away from the big tent, Josh and Rus smiled bitterly at each other. However, the strength and status of this lady was evident. It was reasonable for Diak to flatter her.
Krobelus grabbed Sulfur and came to a secluded house where she was resting. She asked, “You came together from the capital. You should know what the old mother likes. If you dare to lie to me, the old mother will poison you, together with Diak, into a pool of ashes!”
Hearing Ms. Emerald Dragon saying “old mother” and “this lady”, a strange smile flashed across Sulfur’s lowered face.
Sulfur whispered a few words to Krobelus before taking out a beast skin. Judging from its appearance, it should be very old.
Krobelus’ eyes lit up, “This is…”
“This is the map of the Dark Moon’s treasure. Sir Diak toiled hard to get it. He doesn’t have too many requests. He just hoped that upon returning to the capital, madam would recommend him appropriately in front of the regent so that he is put in an important position.”
“Okay! No problem!” Just saying a few words to get the treasure map. Krobelus would definitely do many of these easy businesses. Ms. Emerald Dragon immediately showed suspicion, “Why didn’t Diak go hunt for the treasures by himself?”
“To be honest with madam, Sir Diak and I have studied this treasure map for a long time after the occasional opportunity of obtaining it, but we still can’t understand it. We know that madam is very knowledgeable, so we plan to do a convenient favor by giving it to madam.”
When Krobelus looked at the treasure map, her eyes appeared brighter, “Of course you can’t understand it, the icon on this is Dragon…”
Ms. Emerald Dragon was so excited that she almost leaked the secret. She quickly shut up, and she revealed a very reluctant look, “Well, since you told me the truth, I can barely agree to that guy’s request.”
Sulfur hurriedly saluted, “Thank you madam! I am returning to the south, so I shall leave first.”
After Ms. Emerald Dragon sent the undead magician away, she carefully studied the treasure map, “There are many Dragon Inscriptions, some of which I don’t understand, but this mark shows that the real entrance to the treasure is only opened every 3 months. Calculating according to this, it should be… today? Ah! It will open in about an hour! By the way, that Diak probably copied a few copies of the treasure map. He may give it to Prince Obsidian. If I wait for another 3 months to come again, I’m afraid… No! Taking advantage of this best opportunity, I will definitely get those mysterious treasures!”
After Ms. Emerald Dragon made up her mind, she immediately went to the big tent. She claimed that there was an emergency, so she needed to leave for a period of time. As the army was about to fight, and the Demon Overlord powerhouse was about to leave, Josh and Rus were helpless about this. However, even without Krobelus, with the power of Josh and Rus, plus the Red Spirit elites and the army, it was a sure win.
After witnessing Krobelus leaving Town Dico, an ordinary minotaur soldier guarding the door showed a weird smile. This minotaur was the undead magician who gave Krobelus a map of the Dark Moon treasure a few minutes ago.
The minotaur was naturally Chen Rui. The map was initially prepared in advance when setting up the Blue Lake Mountain Range treasure. It was actually put into crucial use now. Paglio separated from the 2 on the way and went to the “treasure” of the Blue Lake Mountain Range. At that time, he would take advantage of the location with Dragon Inscriptions and magic circles to greet the enemy’s widow.
When Chen Rui handed over the map to Krobelus just now, his [Analytical Eyes] showed that the comprehensive strength of the emerald dragon was: S- (S-). Her attributes were: Wind attribute and poison attribute.
The S-level should be the Demon Overlord level. Zola had also mentioned that Krobelus was just a “mere” early stage of the Demon Overlord. It seemed that the real strength of the emerald dragon was fixed at the early stage of the Demon Overlord. If Paglio was not affected by the seal, then dealing with Krobelus was just a piece of cake, but now his power was sealed at the peak of the Demon Emperor. He was unable to progress at all. Even with the combat experience at the peak of Demon Overlord, his power was still much inferior. Odds were against his favor if he faced Krobelus directly.
This time, Paglio’s main responsibility was to hold the emerald dragon so that she could not participate in the decisive battle between the Red Spirit and Dark Moon. Pinning down the opponent’s Demon Overlord powerhouse with a peak of the Demon Emperor. It could be said that he had succeeded in the first step.
As long as Earth Elemental King Moore arrived, it should not be a problem to subdue Krobelus.
The next step was the task of disrupting the Red Spirit’s morale before the battle.
In the big tent, Josh had put on a battle uniform, while Rus had also gone to make preparations.
At this moment, there was a commotion outside. Kanita hurriedly walked over and said, “Something happened! Sir Father, a large amount of poisonous fog suddenly appeared in the barrack. It was very terrifying. The poisoned people either lost consciousness or more severely, reduced to ashes. Even the potioneer can’t detoxify it!”
“Damn it!” Josh was very furious. Such a change happened before the army set off. It must be Dark Moon’s dirty work to disrupt the military’s mind. This kind of poison is probably related to the Dark Moon’s potion master, Aldas.
Josh guessed it wrongly after all. The source of this poison was a poison dragon that was countless times more terrifying than Aldas. However, the crystals used by Chen Rui and Roman to spread the poisonous fog were limited in power after all. If the poison dragon personally made a move, it would be dozens times more terrifying.
Of course, if the emerald dragon who was also proficient in poison was still here, it might not be able to achieve the current effect.
Josh made a firm decision, “Immediately send a team of magicians to control the spread of poisonous fog with magic power!”
Before Kanita went out, a herald hurriedly reported, “Bad news! Sir, there is a fire in the food camp! The guard, Sir Solana, was seriously injured by a sneak attack!”
“What?” Josh was taken aback. The food camp has a special magic circle protection and an intermediate-stage Great Demon King-level Solana guarding it. The enemy’s sneak attack actually succeeded without any warning. When did the Dark Moon have such a powerhouse? Did the Princess Royal personally take the risk? Impossible!
“What are you waiting for? Send someone to put out the fire immediately!”
The herald lowered his head and said, “The enemy seems to be using a special kind of magic burning item. Even the magic circle protection can’t work. The soldiers have tried their best to put out the fire, but half of the camp was still burned.”
Half? In such a short time? Josh was furious. He took a deep breath, and calmed down, “Pass on the order. All the troops will immediately prepare to set off to Town Leith! As for the food… Kanita, go and announce to the soldiers that there is also a large amount of emergency food in the military supplies officer’s space ring, so that they don’t have to worry about it. Furthermore, after defeating the enemy in Town Leith, we can go to the Dark Moon to plunder without restrictions! Who’s afraid of the lack of food by then?”
Josh really had experienced many battles. He immediately thought of a way to boost the army’s morale. As the herald was about to pass the order, suddenly there was a flash of light. He was knocked to the ground by Kanita’s magic.
Josh was surprised, “Kanita, what are you doing?”
“This guy is suspicious!” Kanita squatted down, “Sir Father, come and see this!”
Josh stepped forward and saw a strange mark on the corpse’s arm. He frowned and said, “What is this?”
As Josh approached, a faint yellow light flashed in Kanita’s eyes. A cold light dagger appeared in his hand, and he swiftly stabbed toward his father’s ribs.
Before he touched the target, Josh had disappeared in an instant. Almost at the same time, Kanita’s entire arm and half of his body were frozen into ice. He was unable to move for a while.
There was a cold light in Josh’s eyes. He had been wary of Kanita a long time ago. In other words, since this son became an adult, he had not let his guards down.
In the history of the Demon Realm, there were countless examples of sons killing their fathers to seize power. Josh did not want to be the father of such cases.
“It’s not surprising that you want to kill me, but your poor patience is beyond my expectation…” Josh sneered, “Since your brother is dead, basically this position will be yours in the future. Why are you in such a hurry? ”
No, it’s a bit too impatient! If Kanita wants to make a move, he probably won’t choose this time. Besides, he attacked with such a small opportunity of success.
Also, Kanita’s eyes seem to be a bit sluggish… Something’s wrong!
As soon as Josh was distracted, the “corpse” in the ground suddenly bounced up like lightning. A terrifying sharp qi pressed against Josh’s throat. Josh was extremely shocked. He never expected that the corpse, who had been “dead” long ago and was the least likely to attack, turned out to be the real deadly move!
This “corpse” was no doubt Chen Rui. In addition to the disruptive tactics of poisoning and burning food to diminish the army’s morale, Chen Rui also had an important purpose this time- Beheading!
Chen Rui previously subdued Kanita to become the puppet of the God-Eating Mask. He then deliberately exposed Kanita’s appearance of being controlled so as to distract Josh, staging this “stabbing Josh” show.
This unexpected attack came suddenly. Even in the eyes of Josh who was the intermediate stage of the Demon Emperor, the power and speed of Chen Rui’s attack reached the level of “horrifying”. The biggest weakness of magic trainers was close combat. Josh, who had just run out of teleportation, couldn’t dodge at all.
At a snap, before Josh released his protective magic, this blade charged with strong sharp qi had already pierced his throat.
In an instant, Josh seemed to be wrapped in a layer of crystal. This “blade” shattered the crystal. Josh’s face became pale. When he retreated in a rush, the opponent slashed again. The move was a few meters away, but the sharp sword qi seemed to have crossed the space as if he was slashed right in front.
Although it was very sudden, Josh still reacted. There was already an ice shield around his body. Although this ice shield looked very thin, it was formed by a kind of mysterious territory power. It had a strong defensive ability. Even if a blade really attacked on it, it wouldn’t crack.
However, the ice shield containing the territory mystery was still as weak as paper in front of this blade in the air. It was instantly divided into two. It was not that Chen Rui’s power had far surpassed Josh, but because this blow happened to activate its “breaking aura”, a defense-piercing attribute.
Josh’s complexion changed drastically. [Aura Blade’s] momentum couldn’t be reduced. It hit right on the top of his head. Josh’s whole body was strangely distorted like something had exploded. He was instantly moved by a mysterious force, tearing apart and gushing out of the tent.
The eyes of Josh, who had escaped death twice, were full of horror. As a lord who trained magic for his whole life, there were always 1 or 2 life-saving things on his body to guard against close attack. The 2 abrupt attacks just now had actually scrapped his 2 magic items completely. The degree of horror was evident.
There were no other similar life-saving items. If he was hit by the opponent again, his head would definitely end up in a different place. Josh dared not slack off at all. His whole body exuded an astonishing white mist. One after another bouncing symbols appeared. He was obviously going all out.
He only used [Aura Blade] for the first few moves, and it had already forced Josh in such a desperate situation. There was no way Josh wouldn’t die here…
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