After just glancing at the strange flower in the magma, Chen Rui’s eyes suddenly couldn’t move. In an instant, he felt that everything around him became quiet, and he could clearly hear some abnormal breathing sounds.
The terrifying heat, steaming magma, and unknown dangers were all put aside as if the focus of the entire space was on this strange flower.
Chen Rui felt that his mind was completely attracted by this weird flower. He knew that something was amiss. He wanted to distract himself to get rid of this attraction, but he was unable to extricate himself. Not only that, even his soul felt eager to get out of his body.
After all, Chen Rui had experienced the test of [Refined Mind]. He immediately focused his heart. Like a leaf in a huge wave, he let the weird and powerful spirit power surge while he just kept his sense of self intact. He drifted with the wind effortlessly. Although in the stormy sea, his will become more and more determined.
Just as he was about to get rid of the magical power of that flower, the surrounding temperature suddenly rose in the blink of an eye. The terrifying heat shrouded Chen Rui from all directions. The originally relatively calm magma actually rolled like a raging wave. When the boiling magma splashed Chen Rui’s body, some green smoke emerged. Fortunately, his body was protected by the Mystic Jade Armor; there were only minor burns on his arm. The heart-wrenching pain caused him to wake up suddenly. This is definitely not an illusion!
A blue translucent protective shield immediately appeared around Chen Rui to block the attack of magma. He soared into the air and quickly flew back toward the way he came. However, the surrounding scenes seemed to have changed. He couldn’t see any way to get out. It was just an endless boiling sea of blood.
“Ka!” The protective shield cracked as it couldn’t stand the intangible heat, and it collapsed after only holding for 2 seconds. As soon as the protective shield was broken, Chen Rui immediately felt that there was an extra special breath amidst the terrifying high temperature, and it was getting more intense. The pressure it brought was beyond the temperature and damage of the magma.
An endless and powerful breath of destruction.
It’s like the Demi-God territory space that I faced in the Rainbow Valley last time.
But the 2 are somehow different. The most obvious aspect is that the breath of destruction blooming in the sea of blood in front is 100 times more intense than that of the space territory. Moreover, it is becoming more and more intense!
Back then, it was just a trace of Demi-God territory power. How much is this power now…?
Chen Rui didn’t have the time to think about it or even activate the [Star Gate]. In the next blink of an eye, he would be completely swallowed by this breath of destruction.
Chen Rui almost instinctively channeled a kind of power. To be precise, this was not a kind of power, but a special state combined with realization.
There was a sudden redness in his pupils. In an instant, he seemed to have become a part of the breath of destruction and blended into it. Although the surfy sea-like breath of destruction was extremely powerful that it could destroy everything in it, it could not destroy itself.
Not only that, the power of destruction of the sea of blood seemed to be affected by the power of destruction that Chen Rui “realized” at this time. All of them poured toward his body not in an invasive way, but gathering together as if his body was some kind of destructive origin.
The turbulent sea of blood power of destruction became much weaker under this incredible devour.
The influx of a large amount of breath of destruction made Chen Rui’s power breath seem to have changed. The red color in his pupils became darker.
At this moment, there seemed to be a pair of eyes in the power of destruction of the magma watching him. The intangible gaze actually affected Chen Rui’s mysterious state of mind at the moment. With a shiver in shock, the red in his eyes suddenly receded, and he instinctively recovered. He felt the breath of destruction around him weakened, but he didn’t dare to slow down. He immediately activated the [Star Gate]. A flashing blue light gate appeared. In the burst of sound of [Sonic Boom], Chen Rui’s figure disappeared instantly. The magma which was rushing toward him hit nothing. Somewhere deep in the endless, there seemed to be a low roar.
In the Crystal Valley, a door appeared in the air, and Chen Rui’s figure charged out. It was exactly the star point he set above the ground.
After gently landing on the ground, he recalled the treacherous scene just now. The feeling of finally being on the ground made him feel more at ease. Paglio’s voice came from the side, “Hey, you came at the right time. Jacob’s treasures are all in hand right? Hurry up and divide the spoils!”
It turned out that when Chen Rui came out from the [Star Gate], it was when the poison dragon happened to kill the crystal dragon, but Paglio was still a little guilty. Master Poison Dragon used to guarantee could definitely take down Jacob as long as the human set up a magic circle to prevent the crystal dragon from escaping. Alas, he almost failed miserably in a very easy task at first, then let Jacob escape again. His bragging was considered meaningless.
Humans made mistakes, and so do dragons.
In any case, the success or failure was temporary, but the treasures were the most important things, and the division of spoils was beyond everything.
Chen Rui was in shock. How could he have the mood to think about those treasures? He was about to reply agitatedly, but he heard a hint of surprise in Paglio’s voice, “What is in your hand?”
Chen Rui glanced subconsciously. He didn’t know when he was holding something; a flower.
The material seemed to be a carved crystal rock, but it totally looked like it was formed naturally without a hint of craftsmanship, but the blood-red color gave people a more mysterious feeling.
Chen Rui’s facial expression suddenly changed. It is actually this flower! When…
Paglio frowned. This flower seems to be similar to the one that Jacob just used…
After discussing for a while, the 2 people finally understood the accidents that each of them encountered. They were a little more vigilant while looking at the flower.
It can induce a mutation in the powerhouse like the crystal dragon, and it also grows in some kind of lava that exudes terrifying power of destruction. It is definitely not an ordinary magic plant!
Paglio didn’t have the mind to think about the treasures anymore, and he said in a deep thought, “The terrifying place you said is in this underground? Let’s go and find out now.”
Chen Rui thought for a while and nodded. Both of them were bold, but preparations were still needed. Chen Rui immediately sorted out 2 sets of equipment to increase fire defense and spirit power defense.
Matching equipment needed considerable knowledge. Not every equipment worn on the body could exert all the attributes. If it was not matched properly, it would limit each other and offset each other, as well as unable to exert its maximum ability. Fortunately, Overlord Armor and Mystic Jade Armor were both artifacts of the Super System, so they didn’t conflict with other equipment. Soon, the heavily armed Chen Rui and Paglio reappeared in the crystal mine vein.
“Strange, there should be an entrance here…” Chen Rui looked at the location of the ancient runes breath. It was originally a crossroad which led step by step downward to the mysterious “sea of blood”. However, the crossroad became a three-way road now, and the downward passage actually disappeared into thin air.
It was not blocked or collapsed, but it disappeared just like this. He couldn’t see the slightest artificial traces nor even feel the ancient runes breath. If it weren’t for the strange flower that was still stored in the storage warehouse, Chen Rui also thought that all he had experienced were hallucinations.
The poison dragon did not question Chen Rui’s memory, but he showed a dignified expression, “According to the encounter you said, I had already beaten Jacob on the ground at that time, but I didn’t feel any special feeling. What you entered should be an independent space. Even the path that has disappeared is also part of the space camouflage. If this space is controlled by people… and Jacob is mutated into that form because of the strange flower, then the strength of this person… is probably beyond the ordinary category.”
Chen Rui was secretly shocked. The “ordinary” category that poison dragon said refers to the highest level of power commonly recognized in the Demon Realm. In other words, this “person” who may manipulate the “sea of blood” space has surpassed the Demon Overlord level.
At least Demi-God? It’s like the powerhouse that sealed Paglio back then?
Thinking of those eyes that once seeped into Chen Rui’s consciousness, he couldn’t help but shudder. Is it an illusion? Or…
Or as Paglio said, the manipulator has some concerns. Otherwise, even if Paglio and I invaded the space, it will be difficult to escape.
I remember the last time in the Rainbow Valley, I cannot use the [Star Gate] in the Demi-God territory. It was pure luck that I can get out this time. I believe that if I encounter it again, the other party will not give me a chance to replay the old trick.
But why did that flower end up in my hand? Chen Rui’s memory in this aspect was a bit vague. I only remembered vaguely that I absorbed the power of destruction and escaped. I don’t know if I picked it by myself or someone deliberately “give” it to me.
As for Jacob who has been staying in the Crystal Valley for many years, he has been using the crystal mine to heal his injuries and enhance his strength. He probably got this flower from occasional opportunities. Judging from the fact that he built the Crystal Lair above the crystal mine, his encounter may be a little different from me. It was not so dangerous.
Chen Rui put away his thoughts and returned to the ground with the poison dragon. Since this was the current situation, it made no sense for him and Paglio to continue exploring. Now that Jacob had escaped, even if the mysterious space opened an entrance again, ordinary miners would probably not be able to sense it. This crystal mine should be able to resume its normal operation, and Master Rummenigge could return safely. It was considered a successful completion of Crawford’s entrustment.
“I will first order the army to escort Master Rummenigge, then go north across the Black Iron Mountain Range to the Bloody Empire to find Fertile Yuan Soil.”
“Do you want me to accompany you?”
“No need. I still need you to continue to protect Shea, her sister and Kia secretly. By the way, you have vast knowledge. Do you have any special impressions of that strange flower?”
“The origin of the strange flower is very mysterious, and I have not seen it too. Why don’t you bring it back to your madwoman… Uh, Zola later to study it,” Paglio changed the term temporarily, “I’ll rush back to the Bloody Vine Flower City, but before that, we should also talk about that important matter.”
“Don’t show me that damn expression!” Master Poison Dragon was in a bad mood when he looked at this “inheritance” from a lady’s signature expression, “Could it be that you want to swallow the treasures alone?”
“Greedy guy, still pretend to be dumb. I will go all in with you!” As the poison dragon was about to pounce toward Chen Rui, he saw a crystal light flying in. It turned out to be a very delicate transparent crystal chandelier. With just a glimpse, the dragon who was proficient in evaluating treasures had recognized it. This lamp was made of precious snowflake crystal and was extremely valuable. The snowflake crystal was able to emit a soft light naturally. It could also help the training of spirit power, but the material of this crystal was very fragile and easy to break, so it was usually matched with a protection magic circle. However, the one in front of him obviously had no protection.
Master Poison Dragon was startled, and he hurriedly came to a stop. He hastily activated his power to stabilize the treasure that almost shattered to the ground, but another precious blood-stripe magic glass ball flew over at the same time. This item was as big as a battle ball and sturdier than the snowflake crystal. Although it wouldn’t break into pieces, from the perspective of the flawless appearance, the value would drop as long as there was one crack. Paglio hastily protected the blood-stripe magic glass ball with his other hand. Chen Rui took the opportunity to knock his head.
“Hehe, Master Poison Dragon, do you want me to continue to “divide” to you?”
“You bastard, these are the noblest works of art! Do you know what it means to respect art?” The poison dragon put up the look like a supreme master of art. He showed his distressed expression as if Chen Rui threw over his direct relatives.
“You know art too?” Chen Rui glanced at Paglio with contempt. He knew very well that if he put a pile of black crystal coins with a pile of items that only had artistic value, this guy would not hesitate to convert to a supreme gold worshiper.
“Of course! Every dragon is the best art respecter… Hey! Don’t throw it anymore, that black jade statue is a priceless thing! If it breaks a little, even your head can compensate for its price!”
No doubt, he showed his true character so quickly. Chen Rui seemed to recall, “Oh, I remember, Betty and their Government Association seem to say that men’s wealth must be turned over? Zola took a lot of treasures from me!”
Paglio’s face stagnated when he heard the words, and his hand to collect those treasures stopped again. Master Poison Dragon’s eyes rolled for a while, “Are we the best partners and friends?”
Chen Rui thought for a while and nodded, “Barely.”
“What do you mean barely? You feel very wronged is it?” Paglio rolled his eyes and changed to a self-proclaimed friendly smile, “We only defeated Jacob today. As for the treasure, it seems that we didn’t get anything?”
“Nope, it seems that the harvest this time is huge…”
Chen Rui casually said a few major treasures, making Paglio’s eyes glow. Paglio smiled and said, “Sly… uh, clever partner, you should understand what I mean. I don’t have that kind of storage capacity like you. Even my space ring will be checked by Little Betty normally. I’m considered the poorest dragon in the Demon Realm now. Men have to have some private space and… savings, don’t you think? At most, I will give you more hush money. ”
Chen Rui nodded, and uttered 2 words in the midst of Master Poison Dragon’s touching gaze, “3:7.”
“You damn vampire! You even dare to suck the blood of a dragon!” Paglio almost threw the crystal lamp in his hand to the ground, “I am the one who contributed today. 7:3 is a reasonable split?!”
“I think Ms. Betty will be very excited to get a huge amount of new wealth.”
“Shameless guy! I take a step back, 6:4. Nothing more!”
In the noise of the meaningless bargaining, the figures of the 2 partners gradually disappeared into the quiet night.
Wasn’t the Demi-God powerhouse deliberately giving Chen Rui a test?
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