Chen Rui thought quickly, took a deep breath, and said to Paglio, “You leave with Athena first.”
The entire battlefield was surrounded by dark element forces now. The entire army was trapped here. Even if Paglio desperately held the 3 Demon Overlords, Chen Rui couldn’t lead others to break through the blockade with his current strength.
Perhaps [Star Gate] could let him return to the star point set at the Dark Moon, but only Chen Rui could pass through [Star Gate]; he couldn’t bring Athena along.
If no one held these enemies and let Paglio lead the people away, it would only add burden to the poison dragon, then everyone would be doomed.
Chen Rui already had 1 more thing in his hand; it was Zeray. Out of the 3 Zerays, 1 was used in Prison 13 of the Fallen Angel Capital, 1 was used to deal with Broc, and this was the last one.
How useful was Zeray for the peak stage of the Demon Overlord powerhouse? Chen Rui didn’t know, he only knew that the power gap was too big. This is the last resort. Maybe after covering Paglio and Athena to leave, I can seize some opportunity to activate [Star Gate] to escape. This chance of surviving may be zero; at most one in a billion.
But in any case, I have to give it a try.
“Hmph! Now is not the time for a guy like you to act strong. You can’t die, otherwise I will…” Paglio wanted to say the symbiotic contract.
If Chen Rui died here, Paglio himself would not be spared.
However, before the poison dragon finished speaking, he suddenly felt that a certain subtle connection in his mind was cut off, and his facial expression suddenly changed.
The symbiotic contract has been terminated!
Although he knew that his partner of the “grand master inheritance” had incredible abilities, he did not expect that Chen Rui already had the ability to terminate the contract. Only the legendary Demi-God-level powerhouse could have the power to overpower the contract, and they would still be subject to various restrictions. Yet, Chen Rui actually simply terminated the symbiotic contract!
Unfortunately, his power was not Demi-God.
“Leave.” Chen Rui didn’t have any impassioned words; he just said a word calmly. He didn’t know if he could see this partner alive again, but he would not regret what he did.
Now that there was no contract constraint, it shouldn’t be a problem with Paglio’s power to escape alone.
In Paglio’s mind, it was a conversation from the Blue Lake back then.
“When I was born, I saw nothing except the eggshells. In these years, I don’t have any relatives, but there are many enemies.”
“What about friends?”
“Dragons don’t need friends, especially poison dragons. Have you ever seen gods who have friends? They only need admiration and fear, not the unnecessary caring and understanding.”
“Perhaps it was like this before… Then, what about now?”
The scenes of the past flashed in Paglio’s mind. The shock in his eyes had gradually settled, and he suddenly grinned.
“You want to grab my limelight so much? In your dream!”
There were also no awe-inspiring words. He just expressed 2 words in his own way- Not leaving!
This was in line with the stubborn style of the dead duck dragon.
“Oh?” The Water Elemental King said indifferently, “A very precious and enviable friendship.”
“Friendship or not, all of you are going to be buried here today anyway!” The Dark Elemental King’s voice sounded. The sky became darker, and the dark elementals gradually gathered from all sides, encircling the Dark Moon Army and the Blue Lava Estate Army. Hesak, whose head was initially exploded, and Helor, who had been pushed away by Bridget, appeared at the forefront of the team.
Although Hesak was only an early stage of the Demon Emperor, he possessed supernatural powers. At the moment when his head was pierced through by the Northsea, he activated the secret technique in time to replace his brain with his left arm. Now his left arm had disappeared, but his life was safe after all.
Facing the terrifying dark elementals in all directions, the soldiers of the Dark Moon and the Blue Lava Estate had expressions of horror and despair. There was no hope in this battle.
The soldiers suddenly heard a singing voice. The tune of this singing was sad and grief at first, but when they listened carefully, it had a hint of strength and persistence.
This was the famous Song of Essidor. Essidor was a small town that once stood in the former Wrath Empire. It was the last barrier of the Wrath King’s capital. The Bloody Empire Army invaded the Wrath Empire easily like breaking dry branches; they won all their way to the capital. However, they encountered an unprecedented setback in this small town. The first general of the Wrath Royal Family, Serei, incredibly blocked the onslaught of the 300,000 Bloody Empire’s main force with 10,000 people. He held on for 10 days without support. They finished up their food and all died in the end.
It was said that Serei. Samael still stood firmly on the last line of defense until his death. None of the passing Bloody Empire soldiers touched the courageous hero’s body; they all took a detour.
Even the Bloody Empire Lord back then was moved, and he personally cast a bronze statue for Serei. It was still stored in the small town of Essidor, which had become the territory of the Bloody Empire now.
A true hero was revered even by the enemy.
Later generations wrote a song called “Song of Essidor” to commemorate Serei’s bravery.
Athena was humming the song while watching the figure in the cloak. She was neither fear nor panic; there was only serenity.
She knew that the man would not give up on her. In fact, he even preferred to stay desperately to delay the enemy in exchange for her life, but she would not leave alone, let alone becoming his burden.
Athena was not a woman who would only talk. Whether it was affection or love, it was more in her heart. She spoke with her actions.
If it was not the point of life and death back then at Mountain Xilang facing Glorfin, she would not confess that way. As his woman now, she had no regret in dying for him or dying with him.
Facing life and death together; that’s all.
More and more soldiers began to sing along, including the soldiers of the Blue Lava Estate.
Chen Rui felt Athena’s heart, and his hand trembled while holding Zeray. Even on the verge of death and despair, he still had a lover and partner who shared life and death and would never leave him. Chen Rui, who had never believed in fate, suddenly thanked fate very much.
Bridget raised his head, staring at the singing voice in the bleak clouds above. He slowly closed his eyes. When the singing came to an end, the encirclement of the dark elementals had completely formed.
“Fight till death!” Nobody knew who was the first to shout it. The simultaneous voice suddenly surged like a sea tide as if there was something stirring out of everyone’s heart.
Chen Rui glanced back, and he imprinted the resolute and beautiful face into his heart. He turned his head and glanced at Paglio, seeing the firmness in each other’s eyes.
(Fight till the death then.)
Paglio yelled, and several bloody Dragon Inscriptions rose up. His body glowed with green light, and the territory power spread in the blink of an eye. A strange space shrouded the 2 Elemental Kings and Bridget at the same time. He wanted to fight 3 Demon Overlords with his own power alone.
Chen Rui had retrieved the godly sword, Northsea. He turned into a ray of light and flew toward the dark elemental army. Behind him were Athena and the soldiers strengthened by the [Hot Blood Halo] and Royal Spirit.
After experiencing the previous danger, Helor, who was at the peak stage of the Demon Emperor, no longer dared to underestimate the enemy. Hesak, who almost died in the hands of Chen Rui, was even more fearful.
Helor waved his hand and countless black spears appeared beside him, and they all flew toward Chen Rui. A strange sound sounded, and Chen Rui’s figure suddenly accelerated by several times. He escaped from the surrounding spears at an incredible speed and rushed toward Helor.
Helor was calm as his hands turned into 2 sharp long blades. He slashed toward the ray of light. There was an endless clashing sound. The 2 sides fought for some time, and the 2 figures suddenly moved apart. Helor’s hands, which turned into long swords, suddenly broke into several pieces and fell to the ground.
Chen Rui glanced aside, and Hesak, who was preparing for a sneak attack, was suddenly shocked and gave up his attempt- Helor is the most powerful among the dark elementals below the king. He is talented, and his hands can be transformed into the hardest weapon that is comparable to an average legendary grade weapon, but he actually is not the opponent of that light purple long sword!
In fact, Chen Rui’s hand, which was holding Northsea, trembled slightly at this moment. In terms of strength, he did have a gap with Helor of the peak stage of the Demon Emperor. Even if the [Galaxy Territory] weakening had been activated, he was just relying on the acceleration of [Sonic Boom] and the sharpness of Northsea to cut off Helor’s double swords. Helor had now regarded him as the strongest enemy and was going all out. Since the Scorching Dragon was no longer available, it was really difficult to defeat the opponent head-on.
Astonishment flashed across Helor’s eyes as his hands condensed into a sword shape again. 2 wings condensed from black smoke emerged behind him. The wings fanned out countless maroon lights, which intertwined into “mirrors”. He had already launched his territory.
Amongst the mirrors, Chen Rui saw various images of himself as if everything in the past appeared in it. With the changes in the images, various negative effects began to appear in his mind, and this effect was even expanding.
The behavior of the reflection began to intensify. Greed, killing, lust…
His entire mind was full of strong dark instincts. As this instinct grew stronger, his will collapsed step by step; it was completely destroyed by this terrifying desire.
The movements in the reflection gradually became unified. The reflection’s eyes seemed to have penetrated his mask, shooting out 2 ghastly black rays. However, in the next moment, all the mirrors shattered without any sign. The entire space was incorporated into a black pupil as if these scenes were just a moment in the pupil.
Chen Rui blinked his black pupil and stabbed the Northsea toward Helor at lightning speed. That vigorous momentum didn’t seem to use much power to crack Helor’s territory.
The black wings behind Helor withered, and 2 swords appeared in his hands to hold Chen Rui’s sword in time. His maroon eyes shot incredibly bright light. His [Death Mirror Territory] could use the power of the dark elements to induce and spread the opponent’s instinctive desire to completely destroy the opponent’s will. It was the nemesis of most demons which killed countless enemies for thousands of years. Unexpectedly, this mysterious opponent actually easily cracked the [Death Mirror Territory] and absorbed his purest dark power.
If it was another type of territory, even if Chen Rui could crack it, it would never be so easy. Chen Rui had passed the biggest test of Megrez, [Refined Mind], and defeated his inner demon for more than once. This kind of territory was simply a gift. He was just a little unexpected that the dark force was absorbed by his body.
While chasing Helor, Chen Rui wanted to take advantage of to kill him while he was weak. Suddenly, he looked up and saw Hesak appear in the air. Hesak drew strange patterns with 1 hand, and waves of dark ripples enveloped him. A protective shield appeared around Chen Rui’s body immediately. The magic of this death ripples could only make the protective shield tremble slightly, but it could not break the shield.
Chen Rui shifted his mind, and the [Gravity] obtained from the Earth Elemental King was instantly released. Hesak felt his body sink and fell involuntarily.
At the same time, in the hazy green space in the middle of the sky, a black light and blue light could constantly be seen. There was a hint of red light in between.
After the space was strongly distorted, the ground cracked apart with a sound. 4 light rays flew out of the collapsed green space and landed on the ground.
Paglio looked like he was in a tight spot. He was panting, and blood constantly flowed out from the corners of his mouth.
“Strong endurance and combat instinct, plus an incredible armor.” The Water Elemental King’s voice sounded.
Except for Bridget, the other 2 kings were really powerful, any one of them were comparable to the poison dragon. Paglio was battling 1 vs 3, so he couldn’t persist for long.. His territory power had collapsed, and he was seriously injured. Fortunately, the Overlord Armor’s protection and the ability to absorb damage was outstanding, so there was no fatal injury.
“Hmph!” The Dark Elemental King Hegel seemed to be dissatisfied with Lambost’s praise of the enemy. He suddenly sensed something. As soon as he turned his head, he saw Hesak plummeting to the ground under the influence of the [Gravity], while Helor was retreating in a stagger below. He seemed to have already suffered a serious injury.
The Water Elemental King Lambost also noticed the battlefield on Chen Rui’s side, and his gaze was full of surprise.
“Damn it!” Hegel roared. His figure flashed, and he appeared in the air above Chen Rui’s head. It seemed that he was completely unaffected by the [Gravity]. He punched in the air swiftly toward Chen Rui.
At this time, it was too late to stop Hegel’s attack as Paglio had exhausted too much energy. Just as Chen Rui was about to use his last item, Demon Shield, to defend, circles of light blue ripples appeared before him suddenly. Hegel’s punch hit the ripples, and it was scattered layer by layer by the rippling mystery rule. The punch was actually ineffective.
Hegel was taken aback and shouted, “Lambost?”
“You can’t hurt him.” Lambost’s figure suddenly appeared in front of Chen Rui to face Hegel.
Chen Rui was in disbelief of this change. He didn’t understand why the Water Elemental King, who had helped the Dark Elemental King to attack Paglio just now, had switched sides to prevent Hegel from attacking him instead.
“You should have sensed the [Gravity] just now, right?” Lambost said calmly, “The power of element blessing.”
Hegel’s gaze darkened, “So what?”
Lambost’s indifferent voice gradually changed, “Do you want to cause a war between the 3 kings?”
Chen Rui faintly understood a little bit. I never expect that the element blessing has actually become the biggest turning point. It seems that I can really escape the predicament today.
But since the Dark and Water Elemental Kings decided to wreak havoc in the Demon Realm, why would they still be afraid of the war between the elementals?
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Didn’t he use stargate with isabella?
Yep, Author just drop a massive Plot Hole just to save Isabella
I do not understand? Didn’t he use the stargate to save Isabella? they both went through together…or am I misremembering?
•Thanks for the chapter! 🍀