Dark Moon City, the Cloak Gang’s base ancient house.
It was late at night. Chen Rui entered the backyard of the ancient house unimpededly using the identity of “Aguile”. The Dark Moon City was one of the star points. Based on the [Star Gate]’s marvelous function, it only took a moment to return.
Skye and Xingxing had fallen asleep. Only Tetenis’ laboratory was still lit.
Knocking on the door, Chen Rui saw potion bottles and instruments inside, many of which were filled with boiling solutions that were bubbling.
“You are back?” Tetenis asked casually. The old man thought Chen Rui had returned from the front line of the Moonlight Fortress.
Of course, Chen Rui would not explain. He nodded, “I’ll be back for 1 night for now and leave after finishing my work.”
“I am experimenting with the black potions’ ingredients. Do you have any familiar memories when you look at these potions and formulas?”
The black potions that Chen Rui gave to Tetenis were redeemed from the Super System. The “grand master inheritance configuration” was purely fictitious. How would he possibly know any formulas or the like? He pretended to look at it and shook his head, “My consciousness was guided by the grand master at that time, so I don’t have any memory.
“The black potions are so mysterious. Now I just grasp the edge a little bit, but unfortunately, I still can’t get in.” The old man sighed regretfully.
Chen Rui thought of the conditions when he had taken the black potions in the past and said, “Teacher, you can try drinking potion and taste the wonderful feeling, maybe you can make new discoveries.”
“Of course, I thought about it, but these black potions are too precious. I need to keep them for analyzing…”
Before he finished speaking, the old man’s eyes suddenly widened. Black potions appeared in Chen Rui’s hands as he placed them on the table, “These are all True series potions that were configured some time ago. Teacher can try it. Don’t save them.”
“Good guy!” Tetenis’ eyes suddenly burst into fiery light as if these cold potion bottles were his old lovers who had been gone for a long time.
Seeing that the old man was about to throw himself into experimenting enthusiastically, Chen Rui quickly protected the potion and said his intention first, “I rushed back to the Dark Moon overnight because I have an urgent matter to ask teacher.”
“Long story short!” The old man replied briefly. His eyes were fixed on the potions behind Chen Rui’s hand.
“Teacher, have you heard of the Wheel of Hera?”
“Wheel of Hera?” Tetenis was startled. “This is an ancient pseudo-artifact. Why are you asking this?”
“Pseudo-artifact?” Chen Rui seems to have heard this term in some classics. “Teacher, to be honest, this time I went out for a secret mission, not to be at the front line. In this mission, I found some key clues which involve the Wheel of Hera, so I specifically returned to ask teacher for advice.”
Tetenis recalled it for a moment and explained it.
In the concept of general mechanics, magic equipment was divided into 3 levels: high grade, excellent grade, and legendary grade. Above the legendary grade was the artifact. In fact, there were some powerful equipment that exceeded the level of the legendary grade, but they did not reach the standard of the artifact. These were called pseudo-artifacts.
Pseudo-artifact was quite close to an artifact in some attributes. It was no longer what a mechanic master could make. At least, one had to be a quasi-grand master like Tetenis to craft it. Even Tetenis would find it quite difficult to make a pseudo-artifact successfully.
“At the level of pseudo-artifact and above, the percentage of equipment buff is no longer the largest measure of value, but an attribute that undergoes qualitative changes. For example… I remember that there is a Life Necklace that can increase lifespan by 20% and delay aging. The actual meaning of this ‘20%’ was far from those buff of the attack and defense by 40%.” Speaking of these, Tetenis talked eloquently with great familiarity.
Chen Rui couldn’t help nodding. His God-Eating Mask actually had no such a buff, but its powerful function was by no means comparable to the legendary grade equipment.
“Just as there are good and bad legendary grade equipment, there are strong and weak pseudo-artifact and artifacts also. Wheel of Hera is said to be a failed ancient artifact. Although it is only a pseudo-artifact, it contains powerful power that is far beyond the ordinary pseudo-artifact. In a sense, it can even be comparable to an artifact. Wheel of Hera also has another name called the Wheel of Faith. The strongest function is to absorb the faith power and transform it into the user’s own strength!”
Faith power? The familiar term surprised Chen Rui. The Wheel of Hera can absorb and transform faith power. Isn’t it similar to the Tower of Faith of the Super System? The Demon Realm even has such a thing!
Chen Rui suddenly remembered the nearly fanatical admiration of Lord Sicali by the people of the White Feather Estate. He vaguely understood some reasons now.
Tetenis continued to explain that in the inheritance memory he accepted, the “faith power” could only be possessed by God. Even a Demi-God powerhouse could only accumulate and comprehend the faith power in a certain territory or kingdom.
Therefore, the faith power absorbed by the Wheel of Hera could not be directly absorbed by people who were below the Demi-God powerhouse and needed a special medium. The owner of the Wheel of Hera could use this pseudo-artifact’s senses to find people with the most suitable physique among the believers. Then, the Wheel of Hera would transform these people into clones that retained independent consciousness and power.
After these clones absorbed the faith power, their strength would grow rapidly. In this growth process, the owner of the Wheel of Hera would also benefit at the same time. After reaching a certain limit, the owner of the Wheel of Hera would absorb all the vitality and power of the clone through the swallowing method in order to obtain all the power transformed by the faith power.
The clones and the owner were equivalent to an irreversible relationship of the master-subordinate contract which could not resist or even escape from the swallowing of the owner.
Chen Rui finally figured out the function of the Wheel of Hera- Just like MLM, the benefits earned by the retailers will be distributed to the distributor. Not only that, the latter will finally swallow his downlines as a tonic. In terms of the strength enhancement function, the Wheel of Hera is indeed comparable to an artifact.
In this way, the 2 Sicali whom I encountered are not the real lord of the White Feather Estate, but “tonics” waiting to be swallowed. The guy who was playing brother and sister SM in the secret room should be a clone that is about to be swallowed. No wonder he had that kind of hysterical madness. Then, the real Sicali should be even above the peak stage of the Demon Emperor’s clone. The Demon Overlord level!
What a lord of the White Feather Estate, he hides it so well! If not for the rise of the Dark Moon, the White Feather Estate would be the most powerful estate of the Fallen Angel Empire!
“Teacher, take a look at this sword.” Chen Rui thought of something, “Is this a pseudo-artifact or an artifact?”
After Tetenis answered the Wheel of Hera’s question, he originally wanted to continue researching the potions. Once he heard the words, he turned back immediately. Seeing the Northsea Sword in Chen Rui’s hand, his eyes became wide open again.
After listening to Chen Rui’s description of its function, the old man took out an instrument to make a careful evaluation. He was full of praises, “This kind of craftsmanship is simply flawless, it is even comparable to the artifact! And the ceremony of dripping blood to recognize the owner already belongs to the artifact category. Unfortunately, it still cannot reach the real artifact level. It can only be regarded as a pseudo-artifact; a very powerful pseudo-artifact.”
Chen Rui nodded. After listening to Tetenis explaining the concept of pseudo-artifact in detail earlier, he had already guessed the answer. The system-produced equipment like the Northsea, Judgment, and Thunderous Sound should all belong to the category of pseudo-artifact. He immediately shifted his mind and asked, “Then what about the 7 artifacts of the Demon Realm? Are they real artifacts?”
“Of course!” The old man said without hesitation, “The 7 artifacts are of course the real artifacts, and they are the most powerful artifacts. According to some fragments of the ancient books, even God fears them… It’s just that the 7 artifacts can only unleash the real power when being assembled together. If it is just a single piece, it may be similar to a normal artifact or even a pseudo-artifact. The problem is that the 7 artifacts can only be activated when they correspond to the royal bloodline. The Demon Realm has no mixed bloodline. Naturally, no one can use more than 1 kind of 7 artifacts at the same time, so this has always been a mystery.”
Chen Rui suddenly had a great realization. The 7 artifacts need to be used together to be the real strongest artifact!
No wonder the Sword of Fallen Angel, Illusive Demon Shield, Dark Shadow Cape… All these happen to be a complete set of equipment. As long as I gather the 7 artifacts, I can have the power to counter God. Tetenis said that no one could use more than 1 artifact which was not the biggest problem for Chen Rui because he already had 2 artifacts now. Uh, 1.5 artifacts to be precise.
I wonder if the use of artifacts cracked by the Super System meets the standards for the integration of the 7 artifacts? It is actually a kind of cheating.
Chen Rui shook his head. This was not the time to think about this. Now that he got the answer about the Wheel of Hera, it seemed that some corresponding preparations needed to be made.
“Teacher, don’t look at this sword anymore. This is my life-saving item. You can study the black potions first!”
“Hmph! Secretive kid, just get out of here if you have no business here!”
Chen Rui returned to the house and saw a delicate figure sitting in the garden under the purple moonlight. She was holding a plucked flower in her hand.
The soft muttering voice of the maid succubus sounded, “I wonder how he is out there. Does he miss me more, or Athena and Zola? Or… is he thinking about Princess Royal?”
“Kia, Athena, Zola, Princess Royal, Kia, Athena…” The forlorn petals fell one by one in the hands of the little maid, and finally, it was bald with only 1 petal. The little maid was startled, “Princess Royal? No!”
As a result, another innocent flower was plucked, and its petals slowly fell in the hands of the little maid.
“Athena, Kia, Zola, Princess Royal…”
“Athena?” The little maid looked depressed, “If I knew earlier, I wouldn’t change the positions…”
As she was about to continue to pluck the flowers, she suddenly turned her head back vigilantly, and she saw a smiling face that she was thinking day and night appearing behind her.
The little maid couldn’t believe her eyes. She rubbed her eyes hard, and her gaze became more and more surprised. She threw herself into the arms of the man, “Chen Rui, you are back!”
“I have something important, so I came back for a while. I’ll leave soon.” Chen Rui stroked the little maid’s soft wings. “Did the capital’s army begin to attack the Dark Moon? Athena and the others are not here.”
“En, Athena, Paglio, Olypheus and Roman went to the Moonlight Fortress. Krobelus and Delia are in the palace. Oh, I just received the news that the capital army was forced to withdraw after suffering a big loss in the first battle at the Moonlight Fortress. Athena has made a great contribution this time.”
“It doesn’t matter if she made a contribution, the more important thing is to be safe.” Chen Rui breathed a sigh of relief and asked, “Where is Zola? Is she in the Rainbow Valley?”
“You only know to ask for Athena and Zola once you return. I know that my status is low and my strength is not good enough compared to them…” The little maid’s eyes were brimming with tears, and she looked lovely.
“Stop making trouble.” Chen Rui knew the little maid’s mischievous character. He gently pinched that delicate face, “I have an urgent matter to find Zola, and I need to go back soon.”
The little maid asked coyly, “It’s so late already. Just leave tomorrow, I’m a little scared by myself…”
It was obviously a bad excuse…
Seeing the expectant face of the succubus maid, Chen Rui was softhearted and nodded. All the time, in order to gain recognition, Kia is willing to be a small follower by Athena’s side, often “advancing and retreating together”. Now there is a rare chance to accompany her alone. Anyway, returning to the White Feather Estate is a matter of activating the teleportation portal. There should be sufficient time.
Chen Rui suddenly remembered watching some kind of X-rated scenes in the projection not long ago, and his heart felt hot. He couldn’t help but grabbed her elastic buttocks while saying something in the ear of the little maid.
The little maid’s buttocks trembled slightly and firmed up. Her face was blushing with a seductive light in her flattering eyes. She bit her lip and said, “En“.
“Go take a fragrant shower and wait for me in the room.” Chen Rui grinned and touched it again before he walked toward the teleportation portal to the Rainbow Valley.
The little maid blushed and delightfully pulled the innocent petals. When the last petal was left, she smiled triumphantly, “Kia!”
Chen Rui entered the Rainbow Valley and found Zola in the laboratory.
When Ms. Fairy Dragon saw Chen Rui, she was also surprised. Chen Rui said briefly, “Can you please help me to improve the runes item last time. It may be useful at some critical moments. “
“Please?” There seemed to be a ray of dissatisfaction behind Zola’s glasses. Do you need to be so polite?
“Yes, my beloved Zola, please do it personally.” Chen Rui winked and hugged Ms. Fairy Dragon’s slender waist from behind.
“Oh.” Ms. Fairy Dragon responded gleefully in her heart. The little dissatisfaction disappeared instantly, “If you are in a hurry, I will start to do it now, and it will be successful overnight, but this kind of item can only be used once. You have to pay attention to it.”
Chen Rui nodded, “Time is tight now, so you will have to work hard. Remember not to work too hard on research. When the capital matter is over, I will be your assistant again, and we will experiment together.”
“En.” Ms. Fairy Dragon nodded, feeling warm and nice.
“How was the Zeray’s research last time?”
“Zeray” was the item that Chen Rui bought at the Red Spirit Estate’s Town Mordo trade fair. The power was astonishing. 2 of them had been used, and the remaining one was given to Zola for research, hoping to imitate more.
“There have been some results. In addition to the Dragon Inscription that was triggered, there are actually at least 12 yuan of ancient runes in it. Due to material restrictions, I only succeeded in making 5 imitations which are much less powerful. You can use them first…”
Ms. Fairy Dragon was obviously not satisfied with her own results. She took out the imitation products and took the item that Chen Rui handed over. Her waist broke free from his hug. “Okay, now I have to concentrate on making it. You go and have a rest first.”
Zola was quite dedicated to the research work. Chen Rui did not disturb her, and quietly exited the Rainbow Valley to return to the yard. He happened to see the light in the little maid’s room, apparently waiting for him. His eyes lit up as he walked toward the house.
Stop the excuse, he must be aroused by the x-rated projection 😒. The Wheel of Hera actually had such a function, could Chen Rui beat the real one?
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