The poison commotion in Town Pesa gradually subsided. About 2 days later, the poisoned soldiers and townspeople recovered to normal. During this period, Chen Rui deliberately dispatched manpower to cooperate with the Dark Demon members lurking in various places to promote the Dark Moon Army’s help to the Blue Lava Estate using Town Pesa as an “example”.
The Dark Moon Army’s actions in Town Pesa were soon publicized. Facts had proved that the success of the “first stop” was also very obvious. There was basically not much resistance in the subsequent places that they passed. On the contrary, the Dark Moon Army’s discipline and assistance were praised. Although it was not to the extent of “opening gates to welcome the invaders”, coupled with the good reputation, the powerful force, and the help of Ryanne, the news that the Dark Moon Army came to help Blue Lava Estate in the most difficult time were spread everywhere in the estate. The original hatred had also diluted a lot.
The hatred of war was mostly brought by the ruling class that wanted profit, so it should not be endured by ordinary soldiers or civilians.
Furthermore, ‘the strong one is honored and the winner takes all’ had always been the rule of the Demon Realm. There were countless examples of the defeated who chose to serve and be loyal to the winner. Those who were unwilling to give in could only withdraw from the stage or be eliminated directly.
The journey of the Dark Moon army was not very fast as the purpose was to “build momentum”. Now almost all people in the estate knew that the Dark Moon came due to Lord Chandler’s request for help. They had provided a lot of help for the Blue Lava Estate. Even the person who secretly controlled Chandler couldn’t “refute” for a while.
Finally, the Dark Moon Flame Legion came to the center of the Blue Lava Estate, Blue Lava City.
The strange thing was that the Blue Lava City did not close the city gates or wait for them as expected. Instead, the city gates opened wide, making a gesture of ‘do as you wish’.
Sheriff Varit and Financial Officer Mousse of the Blue Lava Estate led the leaders of the various forces to represent the “representative lord,” Chandler, to express a warm welcome and cordial greeting to the Dark Moon Flame Legion.
The Blue Lava Estate and the Dark Moon were both 1 of the 4 major estates. Varit, Mousse, Chen Rui and Athena were all equal in position, so it was not rude for them to represent Chandler to welcome them.
“Sirs, the sir lord originally wanted to welcome you in person, but he couldn’t come because he is unwell recently. Please forgive me, sirs.” Financial Officer Mousse was a little thin lich. He said with a smile on his face.
He found out very clearly this time that 3 leaders of the Dark Moon came, namely Flame Legion legion leader, Sheriff Athena, Red Blood Legion deputy leader Aguile, and Financial Officer Chen Rui.
Chen Rui spoke up “Sir Mousse is too polite, how dare we have the sir lord to welcome us personally. May I know if there is a suitable place outside the city for the army to station?”
“Outside the city? Your soldiers are guests from afar, so please station in the barrack inside the city. Since the deputy legion leader of Azure Legion, Sumen, rebelled, the barrack of Azure Legion has become an empty camp. It can be put to good use now. I have sent someone there to clean it. In a while, there will be a large number of resources to treat the brave soldiers in your legion.
Chen Rui and Athena looked at each other, “Thank you very much then. By the way, I have been learning pharmacy from Master Aldas of the Dark Moon; I’m quite proficient in it now. Athena, you stay in the barrack to settle the army, I will visit sir lord with Sir Aguile now.” Chen Rui did not use a tone of negotiation or request, but a direct decision-making attitude, “This…”
Mousse hesitated for a moment. Sheriff Varit who was at the side snorted coldly. As he was about to speak, he was stopped by Mousse’s gaze. The lich financial officer smiled and said, “Master Aldas is a potion master who is famous throughout the empire. If the capital’s potioneer competition is not postponed, it is very likely that he would have become the strongest master in the entire Demon Realm. Since Sir Chen Rui got his true teachings, you should also be at the master level, but we have invited several potion masters, and none of them can cure the sir lord. Since sir came from afar and is so enthusiastic, it is difficult to reject your kindness. Then I’ll have to trouble sir.”
Since he couldn’t refuse anyway, he might as well use this to compliment Chen Rui. It seemed that Mousse was really good at socializing.
Chen Rui nodded, and he whispered a few words to Athena before walking toward the lord’s residence with Mousse and the others. Paglio, who was disguised as Aguile, naturally followed right behind him.
On the way, Chen Rui asked somewhat intentionally, “What is going on with General Sumen of Azure Legion? We heard a lot of rumors along the way, but we never knew the true story of the incident.”
Mousse explained, “Sumen disobeyed the sir lord’s order and fled with the soldiers without authorization. He has been removed from the Azure Legion. Now the whole estate is searching for the traitor.”
Before Chen Rui spoke, Varit said coldly, “General Sumen is not a traitor!”
“Varit, you…” Mousse exasperated, “For whatever reason, defying sir lord is a rebellion! Sir lord has officially announced this.”
Varit snorted and didn’t speak again.
The lord’s mansion was heavily guarded. After Mousse expressed his intentions, the guards went in to report. After a while, they walked out and gestured to the Dark Moon guests to enter.
Mousse, Varit and several family representatives led Chen Rui into the lord’s mansion.
In the lobby, Chen Rui met Chandler, the “representative lord” of the Blue Lava Estate who had not been officially appointed by the capital.
Chandler was Titan’s only son and also the undoubted heir to the lord. He looked about 20 years old, but the lord’s face was very pale. His body leaning on the throne was a little weak, and his eyes were dull. With 2 deep bags under his eyes and a haggard face, it seemed that, as Mousse said, he was not mildly ill.
Chen Rui and Paglio bowed slightly, “The Dark Moon’s Financial Officer Chen Rui and Red Blood Legion deputy leader, Aguile, greets sir lord.”
“Chen Rui, I seem to have heard of this name. Are you from… the Dark Moon?” Chandler’s words were obviously weak. He asked again as if he recalled something, “However, the Blue Lava Estate and the Dark Moon had an unpleasant experience only recently. I’m not sure why you 2 came to the Blue Lava Estate?”
Chen Rui frowned slightly; Mousse hurriedly stepped forward and said, “Didn’t sir lord write to Princess Shea of the Dark Moon for help? The Flame Legion of the Dark Moon has arrived at the Blue Lava City now.”
“Has the Dark Moon Army’s elites arrived at the Blue Lava Estate?” The mist in Chandler’s eyes suddenly turned into a panic, “Quick! Call Sumen to face the enemy!”
“Sir lord, you have forgotten again that you have declared General Sumen a traitor, and he is currently on the run.” Mousse looked at Chen Rui and Paglio, “Sir Chen Rui and the troops are sent to help us put down the rebellion.”
“Ask the Dark Moon Army to put down the rebellion?” Chandler looked puzzled, “Why can’t I remember?”
Mousse sighed and said to Chen Rui, “Sir Chen Rui, the lord accidentally got sick a while ago. As you can see, when the illness is serious, he can’t remember many things. We invited many potion masters to come and cure him but to no avail. I don’t know if sir has a way?”
Chen Rui had already noticed that Chandler had a problem indeed. He was silent at that moment. If it is only a minor injury, the grand master-level medicine from the exchange center is enough to deal with it, but I’m afraid Chandler’s illness is not curable with common medicine.
At this time, Sheriff Varit said, “Sir Chen Rui, you said that the Dark Moon received a letter of help from sir lord, but with sir lord’s current status, the authenticity of this matter is still open to question. I hope you can show corresponding evidence in order to avoid unnecessary misunderstandings.”
As soon as this sentence was uttered, the gaze of several family representatives turned to Chen Rui. Since Chen Rui saw Chandler’s state, he was already prepared in his mind. He took out a letter without rushing, ” This letter was sent to the Dark Moon by Lord Chandler’s confidant ,Graham, at that time. It also has the bloodline mark unique to the Abbas Family.”
When Varit took the letter and looked at it, he revealed a look of doubt. Several family representatives also gathered around to carefully look at the content and bloodline mark of the letter, and they nodded secretly.
Graham was one of Chandler’s confidants. Many people had disappeared some time ago, and Graham was one of them. In fact, this person was already dead, and he was discovered by the Dark Demon members before he died. Chen Rui deliberately used this name, coupled with that unique bloodline mark, everyone did not doubt it.
In fact, Chen Rui got Titan, who had become a vampire under Guradam’s control, to personally cast the bloodline mark when he passed through Town Yankou just in case. Now it really came in handy.
In Chandler’s current state, this letter was enough to fake the genuine. Even after Chandler regained his consciousness, he probably didn’t remember whether he had written this letter.
Mousse approached Chandler and said, “Sir lord, it seems that you have truly forgotten. Hurry up and ask the Dark Moon’s Flame Legion to quickly put down Sumen’s rebellion so that they can return to the Dark Moon as soon as possible.”
These words made Chandler’s vision gradually blur, and he said mechanically, “Yes, my father and I greatly favored Sumen, but he actually committed a rebellion. The Dark Moon Army, please quickly kill that rebel so that the Blue Lava Estate’s peace can be restored as soon as possible.”
“That lich is using [Mind Leading], a dark magic that is almost lost. He should also have a mutated magic talent, which can manipulate the other party’s words and deeds without the constraints of time and space. Unless the lich takes the initiative to remove the spell or is killed, otherwise the controller’s subject can’t get rid of the control.” Paglio’s subtle voice sounded in Chen Rui’s ear.
Chen Rui’s eyes lit up, and he nodded slightly. In the [Analytical Eyes], Mousse’s comprehensive strength was D (C+). He was a Higher Demon on the surface, but he was actually a peak stage Demon King, which was more powerful than the C-level strength of Sheriff Varit. Chen Rui had long been suspicious. After Paglio reminded him, he immediately understood.
Chen Rui took a few steps deliberately, and he suddenly said, “I know! I might have a way to recover Lord Chandler back to normal!”
Mousse’s eyelids twitched slightly, “Sir Chen Rui, I don’t know what you can do, but in any case, it is better to be cautious. Sir lord has a noble status. No mistake should be allowed. Furthermore, we have invited several potion masters…”
“It is because you only hire a potion master. If you hire a dark magic master, you may be aware of something.” Chen Rui’s words made Mousse’s facial expression greatly changed, “We, humans, did a lot of research on dark magic that opposes light magic. Although my power is weak, I can still recognize this kind of dark magic trick. As far as I know, this kind of magic seems to be very mysterious, only a master-level… uh, it should be Demon King level magicians and above can cast it. Isn’t it? Sir Mousse? Or should I call you dark magic master?”
As soon as these words came out, Sheriff Varit and the representatives of several families changed their facial expressions and turned their eyes to the thin Mousse.
Was Mousse one of the Bloodfall? Or he just wanted to rule the estate for himself?
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Feels a bit like a LOTR rip off…
•Thanks for the chapter! 🍀