“Since the dwarf is gone, you can say it clearly now.” Shea knew that she forgot herself and immediately changed the subject. “Is that miraculous magic dust something from the grand master’s inheritance? Is there any new progress in your inheritance awakening?”
This was also Gauss’ guess. That magic dust was obviously not from Aldas. If that was the case, the Dark Moon’s food problem would have long been solved.
Chen Rui obviously went along the duo’s guess, “It is indeed related to the grand master’s inheritance. As long as you give me the raw materials, I can make such magic powder in large quantities.”
The so-called raw materials were actually aura materials. As for the powder… it was purely waste recycling. Yet, the role of this “waste” was indeed crucial for the current Dark Moon.
Chen Rui went on to say, “If it can be confirmed that powder can improve soil quality on a large scale and increase the yield of all crops, then the most troublesome food problem will be gone together with the livestock farming of the Saiful Family. Based on Kaka’s experiments, the probability is quite high. However, the testing, planting and harvesting of crops must be carried out in secret. Also, on the surface, we must continue to pretend that we must rely on the supply from the Red Spirit. Princess Royal can quietly accumulate behind the scene. When all conditions mature, we can launch all together to give Joseph and the Red Spirit a critical blow. At the same time, we can create a certain degree of internal and external troubles to contain Obsidian, then the Dark Moon can truly be an independent estate. However, with that, we must be ready to fight against the Obsidian face to face at any time. Therefore, one of those ‘mature’ conditions is the most important, that is the Dark Moon must have a strongman that can rival Obsidian in terms of individual strength. If this condition is not met, Princess Royal will still have to lay low for the time being.”
The individual power was particularly important at the war in this world. It could even change the direction of the war. In the previous war between mankind and demons, the demons who originally had an upper hand eventually lost greatly because of the death of their strongest man, the Lord of Midnight Sun.
Actually, Paglio was in line with the requirements that Chen Rui mentioned. Of course, that had to wait after the dual seal was lifted, and it still had to see if the poison dragon was willing.
“Well said!” Shea’s eyes were shining odd radiance, and she told Old Gauss, “The planting and experimentation task will pass to you. Be sure to do it secretly.”
Old Gauss nodded and looked at Chen Rui with admiration. Then, the human spoke again, “I still have a very important thing to report to Princess Royal alone. Sir Gauss, please forgive me for being rude.”
Old Gauss shook his head, showing that it was fine. He also needed to plan the specific arrangements for planting and experimenting, so he immediately asked to be excused from Shea.
Perhaps it was the fleeting smile just now, although it wasn’t the first time to be alone with Chen Rui, Shea had a strange uneasiness in her heart. In order to distract herself, she took the initiative to ask, “Chen Rui, what is so important that it needs to be hidden from Gauss?”
“Princess Royal, I want to take 2 months off,” Chen Rui sighed, “The grand master’s inheritance has reached a critical point; it’s urgent. Within these two months, my actions might be a bit unusual; I might go out frequently in the evening. Also, I will not be able to participate in the discussions during the day. I hope Your Royal Highness won’t ask about the details. This inheritance isn’t like the previous ones; it is an extremely difficult test. If… I can’t pass the test, I will die.”
“An inheritance test between life and death?” Shea was shocked and said calmly, “Can I provide any help?”
“From now on, allow me to leave for two months, then keep it a secret for me.” Chen Rui raised his brow and added, “By the way, the soil improvement matter is urgent. The magic dust needs to use magic materials to make, and it will also provide some help for my test. I will list them out in a moment; I hope Princess Royal will give me the materials as much as possible. I will make the powder first before I start the test.”
Shea could tell that although Chen Rui said it casually, the pressure in his heart was absolutely not small. She frowned and said, “I know what I’m going to say might not be appropriate, but even if there isn’t the grand master’s inheritance, your wisdom and talent is enough to have a place in the Demon Realm.”
Chen Rui looked taken aback and immediately shook his head. There was a strong determination in his eyes that surprised Shea, “I am a person with perseverance. If there’s something that I’m determined to do, then I’ll never give up. Even if there are millions of obstacles, I will still pass the test!”
If he didn’t have Super System, he could only choose to take the path of a sage, but now he had already stepped on the path of a strongman with the help of the Super System. He would naturally not turn back, especially the Demon Realm was a world that advocated power.
“Perseverance…” Shea seemed to think of another aspect. She lightly breathed out, and she remained silent.
Chen Rui didn’t know what did he say wrong again. Didn’t I just ask for more “materials” indirectly to make powder…
“I believe that you will succeed!” Shea said with a tone full of unquestionable affirmation. It was as if she was the one taking the test. “As long as you can pass this test, I will…”
Devote yourself to me? No! Chen Rui’s eyes widened. Shea quietly covered her eyes in ice to seal all the emotions just now and said, “I will grant you Kia in advance.”
A siren that can only be watched but not touched?
“Is that a reward or punishment, Princess Royal?” Chen Rui smiled bitterly. Although he said that, he had already keenly noticed the slightest move in Shea’s heart.
Is it an illusion? Or is it Princess Royal’s means? Or…
The two of them were speechless at once. At that moment, someone came into the council hall’s door, “Sister!”
Alice came and brought Athena along.
“Chen Rui, it’s just nice that you are here too.” Alice looked delighted. She turned to Shea and said, “Sister, I’m here to invite you to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow.”
“Ribbon-cutting ceremony?” Shea had never heard of this term; she looked confused.
Chen Rui briefly explained the meaning of the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Princess Retail Store added more Demon Realm elements, but the essence of inviting celebrities to increase reputation was still the same.
Shea had already learned from Chen Rui about the duo’s partnership, so she nodded and said, “That’s a good method. By then, the entire Dark Moon City will recognize the name of Princess Retail Store. This is definitely Chen Rui’s idea.”
“Of course.” The little loli said with her protruded lips, “He is so despicable. He didn’t contribute anything to the capital, but he wants to take half of my income.”
Shea agreed with it silently. Chen Rui asked, “How’s the preparation of the goods?”
“I have been busy with this for the past few days. It should be fine.” Alice nodded seriously and gave Chen Rui a list of clearly and neatly written names and types of goods.
“Hmm, not bad, you’ve improved a lot.” Chen Rui praised Alice. The little loli immediately felt smug and began to brag about her ability. Looking at her sister’s unpretentious smile, Shea’s eyes that was sealed by ice became a lot gentler when she looked at Chen Rui.
Alice stretched her arms, “Chen Rui, I’m exhausted these days. I’ll leave the subsequent matters to you.”
“No, I gave Chen Rui a very important mission.” Shea said, “Alice, you can’t bother him for at least two months.”
“For 2 months long?” Alice wanted to bargain in dissatisfaction initially, but when she saw the seriousness on her sister’s face, she immediately stopped.
“An important mission?” Athena asked in surprise. “Princess Royal, please allow me to assist Chen Rui.”
“I’m sorry, Athena,” Shea shook her head. “This mission can only be done by him alone. Also, you have just been promoted to Greater Demon recently. Remember not to simply use the high-rank demonic fire or you will be devoured by the force. I’ve arranged a place for you. You can meditate and train until you fully master the power of high-rank demonic fire.”
When Athena heard the latter part of the sentence, she stopped insisting. She looked at Chen Rui, “You… have to be careful.”
Although Athena didn’t say much, Chen Rui could clearly feel the heart-felt care. He smiled and said, “Don’t worry; I will.”
“It seems that both of two can’t come tomorrow. What if,” The little loli was sorry for a while and smiled at Chen Rui evilly. “Sister hasn’t tasted the cooking of some guy; I propose that Chen Rui make us hotpot at noon to celebrate in advance!”
Under Shea’s slightly amazed gaze, Chen Rui agreed delightedly.
At noon, together with Aldas, Old Gauss, Kia, and Slee, everyone was feasting at the palace. The chief was obviously Chen Rui. The harmony and laughter at the dining table gave him a touch of warmth.
After rebirthing to the Demon Realm for so long, it was the first time that he had such a refreshing feeling. He wasn’t sure if it was an alternative belongingness, but he was sure that with these people, along with Paglio at the blue lake, at least he didn’t have the initial loneliness and fear when he first came to this world.
Two months! I’ll definitely pass this test!
After lunch, Shea made someone sent a large number of magic materials to “make” the magic powder. Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything superior like jade ice crystal and blood crystal. Even fluorescent stones were just a few low-quality ones. However, based on the quantity of the materials, perhaps Shea took everything that she could from the palace storage.
A rich life was easy to live, but a poor family was difficult to support. It wasn’t easy for Shea to support this family. In order to support the development of the estate, she once sold the previous collection of the palace. Chen Rui secretly made up his mind that if he could survive the life and death test in 2 months, he would work hard to make her comfortably off.
Chen Rui converted all the magic materials. It was incomparable to the sculpture last night, but there were still more than 13,000 points. The total amount of aura exceeded the 35,000 points. As for those “magic powder”, he naturally gave them to Old Gauss.
After settling the rest of trivial matters, Chen Rui calmed down and entered the training ground of the Galaxy Divinity Temple. Now, he had a net worth of 35,000 auras. After pondering for a while, he chose two rules, twice the time and twice the gravity for 1 day. It was equal to Chen Rui spending 2 days in a doubled-gravity training ground, but it was only 24 hours in reality.
Chen Rui still hadn’t figured out yet whether the Galaxy Divinity Temple was a spiritual world or another independent space. Generally speaking, the damage or gain in the spiritual world could reflect to the brain and body in reality. For example, if one realizes that he or she was dead in the spiritual world, then the nerves of the brain will stop all activities subsequently which lead to actual death. Such example was not uncommon. However, based on the situation of the storage, the Super System was more likely to be a separate space.
Yet, it wasn’t the time to investigate such matter. The double-time and double-gravity rule were 2000 auras per day respectively, adding up to 4000. Chen Rui looked at the aura immediately became slightly above 30,000, and he had a heartache. It seems that it is the same in every world as spending is always easier than earning.
After the rule was activated, the training ground’s entrance disappeared automatically and the difficult training officially began.