Although Chen Rui still had doubts about Tiffany’s identity, he still left Mountain Seckred with satisfaction. In addition to the biggest gain of Fertile Yuan Soil, he also unexpectedly got a trace of Demi-God power. As for the badge, it could also play an unexpected role at a certain time.
Satan once said that he would not care about the rise and fall of the Demon Realm empires. This statement did not seem to be false because the Demi-God powerhouse was a legendary existence beyond the mortal world. Therefore, Chen Rui should not be worried that his [Gravity], element blessing and other skills would be leaked as this would arouse the suspicion of ill-intentioned people.
However, Chen Rui did not relax his vigilance on Satan because of the benefits he got. He faintly felt that Satan had an instinctive rejection or aversion to him. Despite this, Satan still actually gave him such a great benefit. He definitely had a more far-reaching purpose.
Who knows whether there is any trickery in this kind of gifted power?
Give first if you wish to get. Since the entrance to the abyss is extremely difficult to come across, then the requirement of searching is just “by convenience”. The real purpose should be something else. However, it is useless to think too much now. To put it bluntly, I am just a chess piece. It’s useless to escape. I can only act according to the situation before I am qualified to be a player of that level.
In the whole world, everyone is a chess piece, but the chess game is different. Now I need to return to my own game.
Leaving aside the benefits he got from the Mountain Seckred, this trip to the Bloody Empire itself was fruitful. First, he exposed Nate’s true colors, avenged Master Fonsaq, then he used Adelaide’s death to escalate the disputes between several princes. He further muddled the situation of the Bloody Empire, and at the same time, he made the Bloodfall as the scapegoat. This made the Bloodfall suffer a severe setback after being struck by Raizen. Of course, there were also the valuable basic law insights gained from the 4th floor of the Book Collection Hall.
However, Chen Rui still felt suspicious about Young Prince Teris. The spying that night failed, and he was injured by Gustav. However, the fact that Gustav appeared in the Teris’ mansion so quickly, and he also understood the characteristics of the magic circles in the mansion, was enough to explain some problems.
I have been in the Bloody Empire for more than 2 months. I must rush back to the Dark Moon as soon as possible. It is not only to avoid doubts among ill-intentioned people, but there must be a lot of things waiting to be resolved. It is a pity that the maximum limit of star points is 2. Due to temporary needs, I have changed both star points to the Bloody Empire. Otherwise, I can return to the Dark Moon in the blink of an eye.
Chen Rui did not choose to cross from the Black Iron Mountain Range of the Dark Shadow Empire to the Bloody Vine Flower Estate and then detour from Town Leia to enter the west of the Dark Moon Estate because that would be a big detour. Furthermore, the wyvern he rode last time had automatically returned to the Dark Moon under his order long ago.
Chen Rui chose to go south from the Bloody Empire. He would enter the Fallen Angel Empire border through the Warlock Fortress. It was much faster.
After making up his mind, Chen Rui immediately returned to the Bloody Empire Capital with the [Star Gate]. At this time, the capital was at a tense time. Not only the Bloodfall, but also some spies and forces in other empires were also affected to varying degrees. Since the Dark Demon received Chen Rui’s notice in advance, their loss was minimized. The Mechanic Association was currently running for a new president. The 2 most popular candidates were Chen Rui’s old rival and duo-specialized master, Horford, and the other was Master Turia.
Turia’s wife, Mavinna, was also a master. He was also one of the leaders who organized the masters to settle the accounts with Nate. Most importantly, Turia was the former teacher of the late “genius” Richard who exposed the true colors of Nate.
Horford’s talent and skills were higher, but his temperament was weird, so his popularity was lower. In contrast, Turia’s popularity was much higher, so he was also the most promising candidate to become the president.
Chen Rui didn’t stay in the Bloody Empire to watch the excitement of the campaign. He went straight south. As for Ms. Beluan who is still sad… Maybe “Richard” was just a passer-by in her life. Besides, “Richard” is already dead. We’ll see each other again if we are destined.
Chen Rui asked the Dark Demon to get a mutated griffin. He went from the Bloody Empire all the way south, and he reached the Iron Fist Estate at the fastest speed. Then he transferred to a carriage to cross the border toward Warlock Fortress.
Although there was a peace agreement between the Bloody Empire and the Fallen Angel Empire, small conflicts continued on the border. Fortunately, the main road was relatively safe. Due to the recent rise of the Dark Moon, business exchanges between the 2 empires had been increasing. Merchants from the Bloody Empire entered the Fallen Angel Empire through this road. Chen Rui mixed in a merchant group, and he successfully passed the investigation to enter Town Nimbus within the Fallen Angel Empire border.
Town Nimbus was the place where Athena and Roman got acquainted back then. It had a larger scale than Town Leia. You could see soldiers of Warlock Fortress from time to time. Behind Town Nimbus was the Fallen Angel Empire’s strongest barrier against the Bloody Empire, Warlock Fortress. It was guarded by the first general of the Fallen Angel Empire, George. Wales. This time Chen Rui not only wanted to use the fastest route to return to the Dark Moon, but he also wanted to pay a visit to his father-in-law.
Compared with the captured “father”of Kia, Azgalor, Athena’s father, General George, was truly his father-in-law. Whether it was bloodline or the love and care for his daughter, he was not comparable to ordinary fathers.
General George had once visited the Dark Moon to inspect his son-in-law. When he thought Chen Rui was just a somewhat intelligent and powerless human, the first general still did not oppose Athena and Chen Rui from being together. The reason was simple, his daughter liked him.
With George’s identity as the number one military figure, his daughter, Athena, should have been destined for a political marriage. However, George did not hesitate to reject all family marriage requests. He was still unwavered by the so-called “continuation of the Wales surname” threats. This was courage.
Chen Rui still clearly remembered his father-in-law once said those powerful sentences, “Will I sacrifice the happiness of my daughter in exchange for the benefit of the family? If I am reduced to this point, the surname of Wales will also lose its meaning. If Athena disagrees, it means that I do not agree too. Those who object may come to Warlock Fortress to fight with me. I’ll kill anyone that comes and even destroy his whole family! So what about the Obsidian who stole the empire of the Lord of Midnight Sun? If he offends me, I will also rebel against him!”
Now when he reminisced about this, he still had an urge to take off his hat to salute the first general. With such a personality charm, no wonder even the poison dragon hit it off at once with General George.
Chen Rui did not stay in Town Nimbus. He left the merchant group and went straight to Warlock Fortress.
Warlock Fortress was a large fortress built against a mountain. The terrain was extremely dangerous. It was the only way to go to the White Feather Estate. The fortress was not equivalent to a castle. The structure inside was extremely compact. They could provide more intensive crossfire support. The unit area could accommodate more soldiers and provide stronger defense capabilities. Except for the main road for normal traffic, there were no civilian facilities or civilians in the fortress.
The only passage was actually opened from the mountainside. There were heavily guarded mountain walls and various military installations on both sides. Above them were heavily armed soldiers and magic weapons which were condescending. Once the passers-by had any abnormal behavior, they would launch an attack immediately. This long passage was actually a powerful armed cordon. No one knew how much power was hidden in it.
Chen Rui nodded secretly. It is indeed one of the most powerful fortresses in the Demon Realm. The soldiers’ mental outlook and equipment are beyond the average army. They are not inferior to the several elite legions of the Bloody Empire. The entire fortress shows a kind of unbreakable and powerful momentum. No wonder father-in-law can always occupy the position of the first general. Whether it is defense or soldiers deployment, he has his own uniqueness.
General George, the command center of the central fortress of Warlock Fortress, was carefully watching the magic military map. This map was three-dimensional which was somewhat similar to the sand table. It had more comprehensive functions than the ordinary sand table. It could even simulate offense and defense. General George frowned tightly. He looked worried. He had been frowning like this for several days.
A guard came to report, “General! A businessman named Simon from the Dark Moon brought you a letter from Ms. Athena.”
When General George heard the name of his beloved daughter, he suddenly felt a little more energetic, “Where’s the letter?”
The guard immediately delivered a letter. George knew that if the letter could be delivered directly to his hand in this way, it must have been effectively validated to confirm that it did not contain traps or poisons.
When he opened it, there was only one sentence inside, “Request to see you, sir general. From a man who once gave sir general 5 bottles of potions and a fruit in the Dark Moon.”
The text of this sentence was shorter than the signature, but George’s eyes lit up. He said, “Bring this person here immediately!”
Soon, Chen Rui appeared at the command center of the central fortress. George took a few glances at him, and he ordered his guards to retreat.
When the guards left, Chen Rui’s face changed rapidly. He transformed back to the human face that was familiar to George.
“Transformation technique?” George’s eyes flashed with surprise, “Why didn’t I feel any magical fluctuations just now?”
Chen Rui smiled slightly, “I guess it can be said to be a kind of talent similar to the transformation technique. We haven’t seen each other for a long time, sir general.”
“In terms of time, it is not too long.” George said emotionally, “According to what happened, it makes people feel that a long time has passed. I thought I had put enough value to you back then. I never expect your ability is still above what I expected.”
Since George left the Dark Moon, there had been too many changes. The most prominent was the rise of the Dark Moon. From a declining estate controlled by the capital to the largest estate with rising military and economic power. In contrast to the capital, Regent Obsidian had been questioned by many families of the capital and large estates across the country due to the issue of “fundraising money”. He was in a terrible condition now while the Dark Moon’s momentum and prestige have increased. It has become more prosperous, and it established a cooperative relationship with the Dark Shadow Empire. It had faintly overshadowed the capital.
The outside world might have guessed that this was the human financial officer’s credit, but George knew that all of this was the result of his “son-in-law” planning.
Chen Rui replied humbly, and George asked again, “I heard that at the last auction, 2 Demon Overlord assassins wanted to assassinate the Lord of the Bloody Vine Flower Estate of the Dark Shadow Empire, but they were captured and killed in an instant. What I want to know now is, has my dragon friend, Paglio, recovered his power?”
“Yes.” Chen Rui nodded and smiled, “Paglio also has a deep impression of sir general. I should be able to tell Paglio good news this time. His friend who is far away in Warlock Fortress has successfully broken through to the Demon Overlord level.”
George didn’t expect that his level of power would be seen through by this human. He looked at Chen Rui a little bit more strangely, “Is this talent… or power?”
“I said that I would take care of Athena for the rest of my life and prevent her from being harmed. For this, I have to prove something and even reveal some secrets to her most beloved father.” General George was his father-in-law. At the same time, he was also Shea’s most steadfast supporter. Besides visiting George, Chen Rui wanted to give him some important resources this time. Sooner or later, some things would be revealed. “Very good! I already felt that you have the ability to take care of Athena back then.” George didn’t ask much. He just nodded in relief, “However, my Wales Family’s daughter is not a vase. Athena is a very independent girl, and she is quite talented in military affairs. She should be a good helper for you.”
“Of course, she is now the legion commander of the Flame Legion. She is also one of the talented people that Princess Royal Highness relies on the most.” When it comes to Athena, Chen Rui expressed unabashed love in his words, “She is also the best wife.”
“Of course, Athena is my daughter!” Speaking of his daughter, George couldn’t help but turn from an vigorous general to a proud father. “However, the title wife can only be used after your official wedding. Remember what I said to you when I left last time? No matter how many women you marry, Athena must be the most loved. Otherwise, I will…”
“Of course!” Chen Rui didn’t wait for his father-in-law to say the threat of castration, and he quickly responded. After all, father-in-law is indeed very reasonable, but it seems that he has about a dozen of mother-in-laws.
George looked solemn, “Well, I have a headache now. It just happens that you, the famous and capable minister of the Demon Realm, can help me figure out a solution.”
“General please speak.”
George sighed, “Some time ago, the major estates and families of the empire jointly asked the regent for the fundraising money. Obsidian reluctantly adopted the installment repayment method to temporarily stabilize the major estates and families, but then he sharply cut the expenditures on all parties, including military expenses and munitions. The magic circles and defense facilities of Warlock Fortress are in urgent need of renewing and repairing now. A large number of soldiers’ weapons and armors also need to be replaced. A lot of money is urgently needed. However, the capital has even cut the military expenditure and ration by nearly half. If this continues, not only the military spirit will be shaken, but once the Bloody Empire launches a formal attack, it will be difficult to defend.”
Chen Rui had been in the Bloody Empire, but he didn’t know that such a large-scale “payment demand” incident occurred in the Fallen Angel Capital. Obsidian’s delay was also within his expectation. It would be more unsustainable toward the end. Everything went on smoothly as he planned.
As for General George’s problem, Chen Rui showed a confident smile. He lacked everything except money.
Hmm, not only money, he was also proficient in mechanics… Wonder what General George would look like if he knew about this? ??
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