Sumen was a capable person. He led the soldiers well, brave and strict without losing his generosity. All these characteristics won the support of soldiers. Due to his dissatisfaction toward some of Titan’s actions in the past, he had always been excluded. He even did not get to participate in the “nice task” like invading the Dark Moon.
However, blessing and misfortune were impermanent and unpredictable. The Blue Lava Army, which originally went to the Dark Moon to earn credit, was finally wiped out while Sumen escaped the disaster.
A capable person was always unwilling to be lonely. After Chen Rui inspired Sumen’s ambition, Sumen’s entire life had undergone an important turn. It was undeniable that this so-called ambition was actually a kind of wild ambition, but Sumen was very clear about his position. If his goal was to be realized, he couldn’t do without the power of the Dark Moon. The Dark Moon could support and help him rise, yet they could pull him down easily too.
In the current situation, he would choose this side without a doubt.
From the elite soldiers under Athena, one could see the combat power of the Dark Moon’s current army. Compared with it, even the Double-headed Dragon Legion or Azure Legion before the Blue Lava Estate Army’s defeat was not as good. Moreover, the equipment equipped by those soldiers was enough to make him, a deputy legion leader, jealous. There was not a legion in the Blue Lava Estate now that could compete with this elite army.
This is only 1 of the 3 legions of the Dark Moon.
In terms of individuals, “Aguile” alone, who could rival with the 3 Demon Emperor dark elementals, can be considered the top person under the Demon Overlord, let alone the mysterious dragon whose strength can suppress the Dark Elemental King.
The power I see now is probably only the tip of the Dark Moon’s iceberg, I don’t know how much power is still hidden. However, the real goal of the Dark Moon should be more than the surrounding estates. The Princess Royal Highness is the granddaughter of the Lord of Midnight Sun and the heir to the empire. She has such a powerful power in the Dark Moon and the foreign support of the Dark Shadow Empire. This “perfectly justifiable” has become more prominent. Coupled with the support of General George and others, maybe one day Princess Shea can really sit on the throne of the capital, then I am just following the empress in advance.
After Sumen made up his mind, he swept away his initial grief, ordered the soldiers to bury the remains of Town Lupin residents, dismantled the bone tower that had lost the support of the dark elements and arranged for the wounded soldiers to heal their injuries. He also sent people around to gather his previous subordinates. He looked vigorous and high-spirited.
With the help of Yuan Recovery Tree and the potion, the injuries of the Flame Legion and the Blue Lava Estate Army were well controlled, and the recovery speed was gratifying. As for the Flame Legion soldiers that died in action, their corpses were stored in a specific space ring to be brought back to the Dark Moon for burial.
Although Paglio injured his vitality by contending against 3 enemies, the protection and recovery effects of the Overlord Armor played a key role. In addition, dragons had amazing resilience. In just 3 days, he had basically recovered.
Speaking of which, although Paglio used equipment and strengthened power to suppress the Dark Elemental King who had not recovered to the peak stage strength, the poison dragon’s best talent was poison. Since the Dark Elemental King and Water Elemental King were not afraid of poison, Paglio’s true combat effectiveness couldn’t be fully utilized in the face of such a nemesis enemy.
Although the human financial officer was “knocked down” by Athena previously, he fell ill again these days because his physique was too weak and was eroded by the power of dark elements. So, he had been “resting” in Athena’s tent.
The reason why Chen Rui wanted to recuperate was because a strange thing happened in the Super System.
Originally, he had 385 faith crystals. The spontaneous [Link Enhancement] used in the battle used up 100 crystals. With the addition of the Tower of Faith’s automatically generated and newly collected crystals, there should be only 300 crystals left. However, the next day after the battle, the faith crystal miraculously grew to 350, and the growth rate was still rising.
Chen Rui’s consciousness entered the galaxies of the Super System. On the blue planet that provided the power of faith, he was surprised to find the second Pillar of Faith.
By right, his faith power had to reach a certain level before the Pillar of Faith could automatically generate. It was reasonable to say that it was not enough now, but he didn’t know why another pillar was added suddenly. No wonder the number of faith crystals had suddenly increased.
However, what this Tower of Faith believed in was not among the 10 qualities that Chen Rui entered as the source of faith. There was a word: War.
Chen Rui was taken aback, and Shura’s voice sounded from the bottom of his heart, “Are you surprised? Thanks to the dark elements you absorbed previously.”
It turned out that Shura absorbed those dark elementals’ [Punishment], including the dark elemental elite of the peak stage of the Demon Emperor, Helor’s territory power of [Death Mirror Territory]. He actually created a Pillar of Faith with a belief in “war” on the blue planet!
Chen Rui frowned. Shura seemed to see through his mind, and he said with a disdainful voice, “Actually, I didn’t use any special means, but some things can’t be suppressed. This is their true desire. No matter how you try to suppress it, it still truly exists. It’s like day and night coexist. If there is no darkness, how can you understand the light? Isn’t there a sentence in your memory that says, overly sacred gods are often worse than demons.”
Although these words had a strong inciting tone, Chen Rui was pondering about its meaning. The meaning of faith is not distortion and coercion. In particular, the “human” in Super System is not a puppet that has lost consciousness, but a true life that has his own will.
Light and darkness are originally twins.
Only after experiencing darkness will I look forward to light more.
Chen Rui seemed to realize something, and he gave up the urge to erase this new faith. There may be other Pillars of Faith in the future, and more people will choose these faiths.
In a sense, life is the marionette of destiny, but life is not destiny. Just like my current choice, life has its own choice.
That kind of choice should be true faith.
Chen Rui ignored Shura’s other temptations and quit the Super System.
He was in the special magic tent now. The tent was set in Athena’s big tent. A magic lamp lit up the big tent. It seemed that it was night, and Athena was lying on the table covered with military maps; she seemed to be asleep.
Chen Rui got up, took a blanket and gently covered her. Athena’s long eyelashes moved slightly, and she woke up.
“Sorry, I woke you up.”
Athena rubbed her hazy eyes, then she stretched her waist and stood up, “I was studying the map according to the plan. I never thought I would fall asleep.”
“Do you want me to carry you to sleep in the magic tent?”
“No, I’m not so sleepy anymore. In the past few days, Sumen has gathered a lot of previous subordinates. He has about 15,000 troops in his hand now. By the way, there is an unexpected news from the intel staff from the front. The Blue Lava Estate Lord Chandler was bedridden for a long time and his body was weak, which caused his old illness to relapse and died. Will there be any conspiracy in this?”
“Chandler died of illness?” The news is indeed unexpected. I initially thought that it would take some time to expose the true face of the fake lord, but I didn’t expect him to “die of illness” in advance. Some prepared plans are wasted then.
Chen Rui pondered for a moment and nodded, “There may be a conspiracy, but this move should mean that Bloodfall has decided to abandon the Blue Lava Estate, or that their biggest goal in the Blue Lava Estate has been achieved. With a powerhouse like Paglio here, I don’t want to lose more strength. The biggest purpose of Bloodfall is either the recovery of the Dark Elemental King or something else. I haven’t figured it out yet, but it’s good this way because Sumen’s ascending into lord and the control of the Blue Lava Estate will be even easier. Well, it seems that it will not be long until we return to the Dark Moon.”
“Really?” Athena’s forehead lightly leaned against his shoulder, “I suddenly don’t want to go back. You know, there are not many opportunities to be alone with you.”
Chen Rui kissed her guiltily on the forehead. He spread the blanket on the ground, hugged her and sat down.
“It reminds me of our 2 days in Mountain Xilang.” Athena rested comfortably on his lap, “and our little house in the green leaves forest.”
Chen Rui’s heart surged warmly as he stroked her hair slowly. Those were some of his most precious memories.
Athena closed her eyes while enjoying his gentle movements, and she said dreamily, “Promise me that you will never leave me before the end of my life.”
“Our lives will come to an end together, trust me.” Chen Rui leaned down and hugged her shoulders, “You know? I can’t bear a life without you.”
“En…” Athena responded to his warm hug. The 2 were speechless for a long time. They were just feeling each other’s heartbeat.
It seemed as if there was no distance between the 2 hearts.
“Your singing is really melodious. Why haven’t I heard you sing before?”
“Because you have Kia’s charming voice in your ears. How can you hear my singing?” There was a little sourness in the tenderness and sweetness; this was woman.
“Hehe! Didn’t someone say that he liked listening to you singing last time? He also gave you a pair of legendary grade magic wristbands very generously. That’s great stuff!”
Chen Rui was naturally talking about Bridget. The wristband given to Athena was actually legendary grade. It could increase the strength with fire attribute damage and reduce stamina consumption. The attributes were quite outstanding which made it a legendary grade item.
Athena smiled suddenly with a trace of joy and pride.
“Are you jealous? I’m not mistaken, right? Even you will be jealous?”
“Who said that men are not jealous? Even in the history of the Demon Realm, there are dozens of wars caused by jealousy.” Chen Rui said quietly, “Yes, that guy is stronger than me, and he is also generous…”
Chen Rui was just joking previously, but seeing Athena actually smiled and nodded, he was quite irritated secretly. He finally understood the feelings of those women in his house.
“There are many men who are better than you in the Demon Realm, right?” Athena said with a smile, “It’s just that we, Great Demon women, are stubborn. There is only you, bastard, in our eyes and hearts.
Chen Rui grinned, and Athena blinked her beautiful red eyes, “I suddenly want to go to sleep in the tent. Don’t you plan to carry me?”
Chen Rui’s eyes suddenly lit up, “Does Madam Legion Leader mean that…”
“There is a kind favorite song that only a bastard can listen to, isn’t it?” Madam Legion Leader’s face suddenly blushed. Why did I even say this? It’s all because of Kia, the perverted girl. She makes me start to be shameless too…
This sentence was undoubtedly more powerful than some ancient runes. A certain bastard suddenly became energetic. He picked up Madam Legion Leader and hurriedly walked toward the soundproof magic tent.
In the quiet night sky, the purple double moon gently hid into the clouds.
Maybe Shu was helping him in the previous fight, he was just shy to admit it😳…
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