Although Chen Rui had reached the spirit power of S+ which could effectively extend the duration of the [Royal Star Transformation], the fatigue period after the end could not be avoided. At this time, Chen Rui was extremely tired mentally and physically. What he wanted to do most was sleep, but he still couldn’t sleep not only because of Sicali outside of the abyss and also because of Satan’s promise.
A Demi-God’s promise.
Satan’s mind is very deep, and he always has hidden intentions to me, the uninvited guest who broke into the Mountain Seckred, but no matter what, the power held by the Demi-God-level powerhouse is absolutely powerful. It is enough to affect the result of a war or even an entire empire, then…
Chen Rui took a deep breath and forcibly used his spirit power to suppress his fatigue, “I’ll explain to sir first. The reason why I absorb the power bestowed by sir so quickly is just a coincidence. It’s related to something called the Wheel of Hera…”
He briefly talked about Sicali using the Wheel of Hera to defraud the faith power and the bloody altar, but he attributed his power growth to accidentally swallowing the power of the Wheel of Hera. As for avoiding the 2 attacks of Abyss Lord… it was also related to the faith power swallowed in his body. Unfortunately, defending the 2 slashes had used up the absorbed power, and he was seriously injured. If it hadn’t been for Satan to arrive in time, he would have been killed.
This was only half true. Satan listened quietly without expressing any opinion. After he finished speaking, he said, “It’s actually the Wheel of Hera! It turns out that the Abyss Family spent all their efforts to find such a servant. They want to use the stolen faith power to weaken the seal of the channel step by step. At least, they are able to gradually project the real body here, but unfortunately, they met you, a lucky guy…”
Satan only talked about the Abyss Family and Wheel of Hera. He didn’t mention the truth or falsehood of Chen Rui’s “explanation” just now. Chen Rui smiled bitterly, “Is this still lucky? I almost died. By the way, sir, what is the Abyss Family…”
“They are the real demons.” Satan gave Chen Rui a deep look, “Once they return, everything will be destroyed… including the world above the ground.”
The real demon? Destroy everything? Judging from the inherited memory, the alchemy civilization was indeed destroyed by the Abyss Family. This should not be an alarmist. Chen Rui noticed that Satan used the word “return” and frowned slightly.
“However, it is almost impossible to open the channel seal at this stage. Generally speaking, the Abyss Family will desperately release some kind of projected space entrance through the seal and induce some suitable people to become enslaved servants. The abyss in front of you is a projection space formed by the painstaking management of the Abyss Family which has existed for at least tens of thousands of years…”
Satan didn’t continue to explain. Chen Rui felt that there was something in his hand. It was the snake-pattern badge that summoned Satan, “Your luck is beyond my expectation. I hope that the next summoning will bring more surprises. Okay, now state your wish.”
Chen Rui inexplicably thought of a story about trading the soul with the demons, especially the one in front of him with the name of a devil. He hesitated and said, “Sir Satan, if I want to ask sir to take action to change the situation of a battle… “
With the help of a Demi-God powerhouse, there was no suspense to obliterate Obsidian or help the Dark Moon defeat the capital army. Satan didn’t reply to him. He just looked at him indifferently and asked, “Do you think I will do it?”
Satan once said that he would not pay attention to any affairs of the Demon Realm empire or even the rise and fall. Chen Rui asked questions tentatively. When he saw Satan’s attitude, although he expected it, he would inevitably be a little disappointed.
What conditions should I mention?
Give me another trace of the essence power of the sinister motive? Bah! The name is disgusting!
Chen Rui was extremely exhausted physically and mentally. His brain was getting heavier and he was about to fall into a deep sleep. There was no energy left to think about it, “Can this condition be saved for later fulfillment?”
“No.” There was a chill in Satan’s eyes, “I don’t like owing favors. You must say it now.”
The meaning was obvious. Today, one condition must be stated, otherwise it will make me upset.
At this time, the abyss space had been swallowed by the phantasm of the Mountain Seckred. Chen Rui returned to the bloody altar cave. Sicali, who almost broke his arm, was still unconscious in the ground.
“Then sir, please take me and this captive to the top of the white mountain in the southernmost part of Town Massimo.”
After Chen Rui said this sentence, his mind began to blur, then he felt the shaking of the ground and the change of space. After a few blinks, he was on the white mountain with the unconscious Sicali, and Satan had disappeared.
After controlling Sicali with Zola’s special shackles, Chen Rui sent out a summoning signal with his last strength before he fell to the ground and fell asleep.
Dark Moon Estate, Town Dico.
The victory today was spreading everywhere in the army camp.
“General Gerant personally led an army to defeat an army of 300,000 undead in the wilderness!”
“General Gerant is great! He finally got the revenge!”
“We must completely defeat the Dark Moon Army in the next battle!”
The command camp of the capital coalition army.
Hearing the exhilarating cheers of the soldiers outside, the gloom on Obsidian’s face was finally dispelled a lot, and the generals and lords also smiled.
Obsidian said admiringly, “Gerant, you won a much-needed victory for us. It is a veritable top contribution! As long as you can lead the army to the final victory of this war, the empire will have the youngest Duke in history. “
Title was a symbol of status and rights. Different titles had corresponding rights, such as the size of the fief, the organization of the army in the fief, and so on. The titles of the Demon Realm empire were divided into Prince/Princess (limited to the royal family), Duke, Marquis, Earl, Viscount, and Baron in descending order. Among the 4 lords, Shea was the lineage of the Lord of Midnight Sun and had the title of Princess. Josh and Sicali were just Marquis. Only a few elder families’ members and the first general of the empire, George, had the title of Duke.
Now, Obsidian had clearly made a promise of Duke to Gerant, and it also revealed a faint meaning: If Gerant gives up his military power, he can get an estate that exceeds Josh and Sicali. There is only 1 estate that met this requirement, the Dark Moon.
When Obsidian said this, many envious and jealous eyes were cast on Gerant. The Dark Moon was now the most prosperous commercial center of the Fallen Angel Empire. Even if it was completely looted in the war this time, it was still a much-coveted estate, They didn’t expect Gerant to actually have this opportunity to become the new lord of the Dark Moon.
Gerant, as the subject matter, showed extraordinary calmness, “Thank you Your Highness for your appreciation! The main reason for today’s victory is grasping the weaknesses of the undead army. The Dark Moon’s undead army has unexpectedly large numbers and sophisticated equipment, but their shortcomings are also obvious. The undead soldiers themselves do not have the corresponding wisdom, and they only know some instinctive and simple actions. Therefore, in face-to-face combat in this wilderness, as long as the formation and types of troops are used well, a large number of the undead can be effectively eliminated. This time is only a small victory. According to the intel, the 3 legions of the Dark Moon have already assembled in Town Leith. It seems that they are going to face a decisive battle with us in the wilderness, so we must not slacken our efforts now.”
Gerant took advantage of this weakness and led the cavalries to disrupt the undead army’s formation, then he crushed them with heavy infantry, effectively repelling Guradam. But most of the casualties were cannon fodder skeletons. Under Athena’s signal, even if they retreat in defeat, Guradam did not use the real trump cards such as the skeleton magician.
Obsidian nodded and said, “Good! It seems that the enemy understands that the details have been seen through by us, so those tricks will not work anymore. Besides, face-to face combat is our strength. Even if the Dark Moon has the assistance of the undead army, our chance of winning is also much higher than the other party.”
Gerant pondered a little, “Your Highness, I have a battle plan that I want to report individually. Oh, Sir Josh, please stay as well. This plan needs your help.
Hearing this distrustful tone, the jealous gazes around him became even worse. Even Josh became the target of jealousy.
Obsidian noticed the dissatisfaction of the lords and generals in his eyes, and he nodded, “Gerant and Josh stay, and the rest go to rest first.”
After all the others retreated, Josh smiled bitterly at Gerant, “General, how great, I’m ‘benefited’ from you.”
Gerant smiled slightly, “I’m sorry, Sir Josh.”
Obsidian said, “You can tell us now, Gerant. What is the battle plan?”
“Your Highness, from Nesta’s ambush on the Moonlight Fortress to Pallor being ambushed in Town Dico, we have always been in a passive state as if we are being led.” Gerant said solemnly, “I suspect that there are Dark Moon spies in the high-level of the coalition army!”
Josh’s heart skipped a beat abruptly, but he was also an old cunning man. He suddenly thought that if Gerant found out that he was a spy, Gerant would set him up to expose him instead of exposing in this situation and tone.
“Yes! There must be a problem!” Josh gritted his teeth, “Otherwise, how could Kanita die unjustly in our own man’s hands!”
Josh’s eldest son, Joseph, was “killed by the Dark Moon.” Later, he attacked the Dark Moon and lost his troops. He returned in a disastrous defeat. Even his heir, Kanita, died under the Dark Moon’s scheme. He was truly the biggest “victim”. The indignation displayed under this haste did not arouse Gerant and Josh’s suspicion.
“Because of this, I need to report this plan to Your Highness Regent individually to avoid divulging the news,” Gerant said, “Your Highness, my idea is to surprise the western part of the Dark Moon from the Red Spirit Estate through the Dark Shadow Empire’s Town Leia, then charge straight into Dark Moon City!”
Obsidian’s eyes lit up, and Josh’s eyes flashed with an odd expression.
“At present, the Dark Moon Army has been concentrated on confronting us in the face-to-face battlefield. The Moon Shadow Legion, which originally defended the west, must have deployed all the elites, so the defense must be weak. Our strength is better than the Dark Moon, and we can completely separate a squad to launch an ambush from the west of the Red Spirit Estate through the Town Leia to attack the Walan Fortress from behind the Dark Moon City in one fell swoop!”
Obsidian thought about it for a while and said, “We have an agreement with the Dark Shadow Empire. It is not easy for this squad to pass Town Leia, and it is impossible to determine the true strength of the Walan Fortress.”
Josh spoke up, “Since the last Red Devils incident, in order to repair the relationship with Town Leia, I have given generous gifts to the Mayor Remont many times, so I have a friendship with him. This time, I can pay another hefty bribe and break the squad into smaller groups. Then, they should be able to pass through Town Leia, but they cannot be too many soldiers.”
Gerant nodded. Josh was the Red Spirit Lord. He was very familiar with the environment of the estate and the relationship between the characters. The ambush plan would definitely adopt the suggestion of this “local lord”. This was the real reason Gerant asked Josh to stay.
“We can advance in 2 ways. There is no extra barrier to the west of the Dark Moon from Walan Fortress. If Shea’s forces are concentrated on the front, then as long as the squad on the west can break through the Walan Fortress, then they can conquer the Dark Moon City from the back in one fell swoop. In case the elites of the Moon Shadow Legion have not been transferred, then as long as this force is delayed, how can they contend our face-to face attack with the 2 legions and the undead army, plus the poor force of the Blue Lava Estate?”
Obsidian was overjoyed, “Yes! This plan is absolutely feasible! Who do you think is the most suitable commander for this squad?”
Gerant looked at Josh, who had an enthusiastic gaze, and he said, “This squad is likely to be the key to defeating the Dark Moon. I want to lead the elites. Please allow me, Your Highness.”
Obsidian pondered for a moment, then he nodded, “Okay.”
Josh had an idea and said, “In order to cooperate with the general’s plan, our face-to-face attack has to be slightly slowed down. However, General Gerant is the deputy commander of the coalition army. If he suddenly disappears, I’m afraid it will cause the spies to be suspicious and alert the Dark Moon.”
“What do you propose?”
“There is 1 way, but I have to wrong General Gerant.” Josh smiled confidently, “At the same time, we can also take this opportunity to unearth the Dark Moon’s internal spy…”
“Josh, you will be responsible for the investigation of the spies. I will give you the greatest authority.”
“Yes! Your Highness, I will definitely live up to your expectations and remove all the spies that the Dark Moon placed in the coalition army!” Obsidian was very satisfied with Josh’s resolute attitude. He didn’t know that this was the typical thief calling out to catch a thief.
In the next few days, the coalition army was all talking about shocking news. The coalition army’s Deputy Commander Gerant proposed to stop the war and compromise with the Dark Moon. This angered the Royal Highness Regent and he was revoked from the post of deputy commander. Immediately afterward, those lords who were originally jealous took the opportunity to make the situation worse. Under the connivance of some ill-intentioned people, they exposed Gerant’s misdeeds such as greed of military supplies, taking credit, and even fornicating with the enemy’s generals.
The furious Obsidian imprisoned Gerant, and he was escorted to the Red Spirit Estate. The Red Spirit Lord Josh was appointed as the inspector to strictly investigate Gerant’s accomplices with the enemy. At the same time, Obsidian ordered the coalition army to train hard and be prepared for a decisive battle with the Dark Moon.
A few insiders knew that Gerant took advantage of this opportunity to return to the Red Spirit Estate with the elites under him, preparing to start the ambush plan on the west road. The decisive battle was about to begin.
He wasted the wish just like that? Can’t he ask for a rare artifact or crafting material?
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