Jacob made a decisive move and punched the magic circle. However, under the punch of this Demon Overlord-level power, the magic circle only trembled slightly without destruction. Instead, due to this force, the speed of the crystal mine flowing out increased.
“Rummenigge!” Jacob gritted his teeth and yelled. A knife-like gaze glared at Rummenigge next to the magic circle. I didn’t think that this ant actually possessed such profound knowledge! However, the crystal dragon didn’t quite understand. This mechanic master is doing this kind of trick under my watch, is he courting death? If so, why did he succumb to my power in the first place?
Rummenigge smiled slightly, appearing calm and composed, “What, Sir Jacob? Did you call me?”
The crystal dragon’s pupils shrank slightly, and his anger calmed down. This ant always called me sir, and he didn’t know my name. Why did he suddenly call out my real name? And that calm expression is not the temperament that an ant should have at all.
Jacob was not a reckless person. He didn’t rush to stop the magic circle or make a move. He secretly ordered the crystal men to surround “Rummenigge”, “Who are you?”
“I was once a ‘friend of yours.’ However, compared with another ‘friend’, the relationship between you two is deeper.
“I don’t remember a friend like you.” Jacob snorted coldly. The crystal puppets suddenly made a move, and they all gathered around him. Before they got close, their bodies suddenly flashed in high speed like moving runes. When you look closely, countless sharp forces were making high-speed cutting.
In just a moment, not only the dozen or so crystal puppets that charged forward, but also all the nearby crystal men turned into scattered fragments at the same time. The miners who were close at hand escaped without any injuries. The whole hall was vacant in an instant. [True Destructive Aura Blow]~aoe attack. Within a radius of 30 meters, all hostile creatures are instantly cut half by the high-speed sword qi. Requires 1000 aura, and can exclude targets. Can only use it once an hour.
The speed of the crystal men was inferior, but their defense and magic defense were quite outstanding. Unexpectedly, they actually turned into powder in an instant. The crystal dragon’s eyes turned to the faintly radiant palm of “Rummenigge”. The fierceness in his gaze rose. I didn’t see how the opponent activated the special skill, but judging from the explosive power, he is only at the Demon Emperor level.
Although Jacob sacrificed a large number of crystal puppets, he had already tested the opponent’s level of power. He was determined. He grinned and reached out to grab “Rummenigge”.
Suddenly, there was a strong warning sign in Jacob’s heart. His whole arm became crystal clear and transparent, and he used his full strength. At this moment, a hand appeared out of thin air and slightly shook the crystal clear palm which exuded terrifying breath.
Almost at the same time, the whole hall seemed to shake.
Jacob retracted his arm and his crystal palm seemed to be trembling slightly. Not only was his arm trembling, when the crystal dragon’s disbelief gaze turned to the person who appeared beside “Rummenigge”, the corners of his eyes also began to twitch.
The man had jet-black hair and brown-yellow skin. He grinned and showed his sharp teeth.
“Why? Don’t you recognize your old friend?”
“Pa pa… Paglio!” Jacob’s trembling voice was mixed with hatred and fear. Rummenigge’s face also changed to a familiar face which greatly shocked the crystal dragon again, “You are… Arthur!”
If the person that the crystal dragon hated most was the Master “Arthur” who cheated him and stole the Fountain of Resurrection as well as the ancient runes slab, then the person he was most afraid of was the poison dragon Paglio who severely afflicted him on 2,000 years ago. His fear of Paglio was even more powerful than of Catherine the Great.
I didn’t expect these 2 people to appear in front of me at the same time today!
By the way, didn’t the madman named “Arthur” explode his heart for that woman… Wasn’t he dead? How come he appears in front of my eyes alive!
I remember that “Arthur” had revealed the hatred 2,000 years ago, and he even used Paglio’s name. It turns out that he is actually on the same side as the damn poison dragon!
“I want to see how much this crystal dragon, who will only run away, has grown 2,000 years later!”
Grow into your eggshell! Jacob stepped back slowly while cursing in his heart.
2,000 years ago, Paglio’s power was already beyond him, especially the terrifying power that blended with poison. He actually could destroy the crystal body that was not afraid of magic and negative states, not to mention that he had an old wound now plus the weak state of new injuries. Jacob’s strength did not increase but decreased instead. He was definitely not Paglio’s opponent.
“Want to run?” Paglio saw through Jacob’s intention at a glance, and he grinned. “You don’t want the treasures anymore?”
This sentence made Jacob’s footsteps pause. He almost vomited blood, and his eyes turned to the space entrance that continuously flowed out crystal ores. That space entrance flowed out not only crystal ore now, but also some black crystal coins and even the wealth and treasures toward the end. These were actually the accumulations of his years of hard work!
That “Arthur” waved his hands like he cast some space magic which instantly absorbed the massive treasures that flowed out. He was still making sarcastic remarks, “Paglio, it seems that his treasures are no less than yours. My space is going to be full again now; it’s really troublesome.”
Jacob shouted angrily and slammed his fist toward Chen Rui who was disguised as “Arthur”. However, a cloud of green smoke appeared instantly. The countless crystal light brought out by this punch in the air was quickly swallowed by the green smoke. Paglio’s voice sounded, “Hey, remember to split it 50:50! Don’t swallow it all alone!”
Jacob tried to destroy the magic circle in the entire hall, but the magic circle seemed to be reinforced by a strange force. It was difficult to destroy in a short time. At this moment of distraction, Paglio’s punch had hit Jacob. This punch was even more powerful than 2,000 years ago. Especially when the chilling familiar poison invaded the crystal body, it caused considerable damage in an instant.
The pain was secondary. The key was that the crystal dragon was traumatized by the pursuit back then and almost lost his fighting spirit.
Although Jacob’s heart bleed as he watched his treasure being robbed by others openly, it was not as important as his life anyhow. The crystal dragon gritted his teeth and fled outward quickly, but Paglio did not stop him; he just followed behind him like a shadow.
Not long after, the crystal dragon escaped from the mine.
The purple moons were already in the sky at this time. Jacob flew into the night sky with a tap of his feet. His flying ability was slightly better than Paglio; it was the main reason why he could escape back then.
However, as soon as he was in the air, he immediately felt something was weird. According to his flying speed, he should have flown out a few kilometers at this moment, but the surrounding space actually seemed to move with him. This leap only freed up a distance of about 10 meters.
Jacob was taken aback. He leaped again into the air, but the result was still the same. The space around the Crystal Lair seemed to be set with a strange restraining power. The breath of this power made Jacob feel a little familiar. Before he could figure it out, Paglio’s attack arrived instantly. It was still that kind of fierce and unique attack method, but its power was even more strange and wild than 2,000 years ago. Not only was there a trace of thunder attribute from time to time, the speed that had always been Paglio’s shortcoming had actually increased a lot. Sometimes, there was a sudden boost in Paglio’s fist power which was difficult to resist.
In terms of power, although Jacob’s injury had not healed, the poison dragon had been sealed for 2,000 years. Despite the effects of the black potion, Paglio’s power was not as good as the normal growth rate. The difference between the 2 was not very large, but Jacob almost died in Paglio’s hands that year. Facing his old enemy again now, fear had greatly reduced his fighting spirit. In addition, the poison dragon was equipped with artifacts such as Overlord Armor and Thunderous Sound, so Jacob was suppressed at an absolute disadvantage for a time with almost no chance of fighting back.
“Bang!” Jacob was punched by Paglio, and he was blown away by the double damage attribute of Thunderous Sound. There were a lot of cracks in his crystal clear arms. When he approached the edge of that strange space, his flying speed slowed down again. It was like an endless quagmire.
This weird “quagmire” seemed to envelop the entire Crystal Lair area which prevented him from taking advantage of the speed to escape. Jacob finally remembered the breath of this weird space… it was actually quite similar as the power of those ancient runes slabs!
Could it be that madwoman?
That’s not right! I heard that after Paglio and the madwoman teamed up to defeat Ranieri and I, they immediately turned against each other. The madwoman also hunted down the poison dragon. With the terrifying temperament of that woman, how could she join forces with Paglio again?
However, besides that madwoman, who can lay down this kind of ancient runes power?
Nevertheless, Jacob couldn’t bother about it anymore. Facing the enemy, his life would be in danger if he was slightly careless. He immediately shouted, and all the cracks on his body healed. His original body appeared. This was a huge 10-meters long crystal dragon with a pair of wings on his back. His body was completely transparent, exuding magnificent power.
The crystal dragon shook his body, and the crystal light shone all over. Countless huge crystal pillars erupted out of the ground, refracting the moonlight into countless purple lights which looked mysterious and magnificent.
And it was the strongest territory activated in the dragon form!
Looking at this momentum, the crystal dragon was going to make a desperate move and go all out.
Paglio was waiting for this move and his body changed as well. He became a giant dragon whose size was larger than Jacob’s. His scales were tawny, with fin-like cheeks on both cheeks. There was a row of short horns on top of his head. He was equipped with a layer of black armor, and his dark golden snake eyes glowed with cold light.
The poison dragon screamed at the 2 moons in the sky, and the light of the 2 moons dimmed suddenly. A huge wisp of green mists shrouded all around. Even the moonlight refracted by the [Crystal Territory] turned monster green.
In the blink of an eye, the entire space became a world of water crystal pillars and highly poisonous mist.
Generally speaking, the powers of the territories interfere with each other. Many powerhouses’ usual fighting method was to enter the opponent’s territory. After finding out the flaws, one would burst out their own territory power in one fell swoop to corrode or disintegrate the opponent’s territory.
The poison dragon now directly activated his territory to confront the opponent head-on. It would consume more power, but once he won, he could cause more severe blows and damage to the crystal dragon. Facing the old enemy 2,000 years ago, Paglio was determined to win the battle today.
Maybe… Jacob still had the shot? Paglio was still recovering his strength…
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