“Okay, if you 2 keep facing each other like this, I’m afraid that something will go wrong. My Lisa will be jealous.” The old man Tetenis spoke. For some reason, the old man was fond of Skye’s wife and Aldas’ sister, Lisa, who had a bold personality. He recognized them as his daughters.
“Eve and Alian are still here, what are you dirty old grandpa talking about?!” Lisa said resentfully as she poured another glass of wine to the old man.
“Why should mother be jealous? What will happen to Sir Aguile and father?” Alian asked curiously.
Eve shook her head. She was also a little confused.
But Ms. Sasa opened her mouth wide, “I see, this is the kind of ‘gay friends’ who like men in Alice’s book? No wonder Alice said that Sir Aguile is disgusting…”
“Shut up!” The old goblin was startled, and he immediately knocked his daughter’s head. Ms. Sasa held her head and looked at his father with a dejected expression.
Chen Rui’s face behind the mask was a little green. It seems that the poison of the little loli is everywhere.
“Sir Aguile is a good person. Alice still wants us to come up with an idea to deal with sir, but my sister and I didn’t agree.” Alian said, and Eve nodded quickly.
The little loli’s resentment for “Aguile”? Chen Rui smiled bitterly and shook his head. He took the good person card from Alian. At this time, Tetenis had already drunk the wine that Lisa poured, and he said, “You’re here to find me, right? Come with me.”
The old man drank a lot of wine today. His nose was red. He pulled Chen Rui toward the laboratory unsteadily.
After walking into the laboratory, Chen Rui brought a chair for the old man to sit down. The old man hiccuped and said, “This time I really foresee it wrongly. You can actually bring down the entire empire. This is an amazing miracle. You’re right. Things are impermanent and everything is possible. But you boy, I know, it’s impossible that you come here to study at this time. Don’t hide anything, you know that I don’t like to go around in circles. But it’s impossible to get me to come out to the public like Skye. My gambling agreement with Saman has only 1 year left. I just want to hurry up and teach you as well as Aldas all that I know, understand?”
“Understood.” Chen Rui was touched. The old man’s mind was just to pass on his knowledge before his death. He was really good to his apprentices. When the Dark Moon started the war, he wanted to forcibly take Chen Rui away from the war, but with him, the knowledge could be passed on. However, whether it was endless was still unknown.
“I came to see teacher today for 2 matters. Has teacher heard of the 2 materials, Dragon Power Essence and Siren’s Heart?”
“Dragon Power Essence is the essence of dragons’ souls that did not dissipate after death. It contains the dragon demeanor and part of the soul power of the dragons. This kind of material is extremely rare in the Demon Realm, but there is a lot of it in a place. But that place is a dead end even for the peak stage of the Demon Overlord. That’s the Dragon Island.”
“Dragon Island?” This is not the first time Chen Rui heard of this term. Dragon Island was a gathering place for grouped dragons, and it was not just an island. In fact, Krobelus came from a branch of Dragon Island. Dragon Island was equivalent to a family model. In contrast, Paglio and Zola were equivalent to stragglers without a group background.
Tetenis had a solemn expression, “I don’t know how many giant dragons there are on Dragon Island. Although the fertility rate of dragons is extremely low, no one knows how many giant dragons there are on Dragon Island. It is only reported that even Demi-God powerhouses didn’t dare to forcibly enter Dragon Island. The strength is evident.”
When Chen Rui initially understood from the literal “Dragon Power Essence”, he still wanted to go to Paglio and the others to find a way, but he didn’t expect it to be the soul essence after death. As for Dragon Island, there would still be future troubles after what happened on the last battlefield. Chen Rui wasn’t crazy enough to think about going there.
“Siren is the sea creature family of the Dead Sea. They are good at incorporating spirit power into singing to create powerful illusions. The so-called Siren’s Heart does not refer to their hearts. It is the vital crystal on their forehead. After losing it, their vitality will be greatly injured. It will take many years before they can recover. Siren’s temperament is very unyielding. If you don’t get their consent, you won’t get the Siren’s Heart even if you kill them.
Chen Rui frowned. This way, the idea of asking Earth Elemental King for help can also be dispelled. Guradam’s advancement is indeed not a simple matter, “Thank you for the answer, teacher. The second thing is that when I went out this time, Uh… under the guidance of the grand master’s inheritance, I got some relics of ancient civilizations. Please go through them first, teacher.”
With that said, Chen Rui took out the expired black potions from the ancient alchemy civilization site. When Tetenis heard the words “grand master’s inheritance” and “ancient civilization”, he was already very high-spirited, and he carefully took over the abandoned potions. He unplugged the stopper, smelled it with the tip of his nose, and he was suddenly sober, “Dead river flower, purple thought grass, deer tooth vine…Unexpectedly, after this bottle of Eternal Power expires, I can identify also a few of the ingredients! It’s just that dead sea flower and purple thought grass have always been incompatible. When used together, they will have a very violent effect. They are generally used to induce poison. How can they appear at the same time in black potions with a mild temperament and no side effects?”
“When the usage is different, the function is different. If we add the black feather root with a water-soluble method and acid-leaching method, the original explosive attribute can produce a kind of resonance power. I once consumed a full set of Eternal series potions. Besides the individual eternal buff attribute, after drinking the whole set, strange resonance fluctuations appeared in my body. My overall attribute has buffed again just like consuming the black potions again. Then, we can infer that dead sea flower, purple thought grass and black feather root should be the basic material of every Eternal series potion. Water-soluble method and acid-leaching method are the necessary secret methods for preparation.”
“Right!” Tetenis showed ecstasy as he jumped from his chair.
The black potions had been lost for so many years. Most of the prescriptions and secret methods were incomplete. Pharmaceutics was broad and profound. A small difference could change the attribute of the entire potion. Now that they confirmed part of the formula and secret method, combined with the inherited knowledge, there must be a certain breakthrough especially for Tetenis, the remarkable quasi-grand master.
The old man suddenly reacted. His eyes with red veins glared round, “How did you know that adding black feather root with the water-soluble method and acid-leaching method can have this effect? I have not taught you this combination method. Furthermore, there is no such method in my thousands of years of inheritance. Where did you learn it?”
Chen Rui also recovered his senses and pointed to his brain, “I don’t know why, I just know. It should be the result of the inheritance I got. Unfortunately, it’s only part of the grand master’s consciousness which is incomplete.”
“Ancient alchemy civilization! Your grand master must be from an ancient alchemy civilization!” The old man grabbed Chen Rui’s shoulder excitedly and shook for a while. If it weren’t for Chen Rui who had now reached the same level of strength as the old man, perhaps his bones would be shattered from the shake.
The secret recipe Chen Rui knew was actually obtained from memory fragments that he devoured in the trial of alchemy civilization. He just didn’t expect that the old man actually knew about the ancient alchemy civilization.
After a long time, the old man recovered his calmness. He realized that he exerted too much force in the clutch. He patted his apprentice on the shoulder embarrassedly. He told Chen Rui about some ancient records that were not seen in the history of the Demon Realm.
The present 7 great royal families and the other families of the Demon Realm were not the first to exist in the Demon Realm. Before that, there were countless civilizations or forces. These civilizations were only recorded in some fragments of ancient scrolls.
It was said that ancient alchemy civilization was the origin of alchemy. The scope of coverage was not limited to mechanics and potion. Alchemy covered every corner of life such as lighting. The current magic lamp of the Demon Realm was invented by the mechanic grand master, Martini, 70,000 years ago. The real value was comparable to any kind of artifact or even surpassed them. However, in the alchemy civilization, the magic lamp appeared long ago, but the original principle was different. It was made of a kind of light-gathering insect that had gone extinct in the Demon Realm. The insects were constantly dying and multiplying in the special environment of the lamp body, looping endlessly. This was equivalent to a kind of power that was close to eternity which was beyond the reach of the current magic lamp.
It was just that the alchemy civilization was annihilated for some reason in the vast history like many civilizations. Only part of the knowledge of mechanics and potion was passed down, and it had evolved into the current 2 major alchemy academic schools.
Chen Rui asked tentatively, “Does teacher know the Abyss Family?”
Tetenis was stunned and seemed thoughtful, “I haven’t heard of it, but the word ‘Abyss’ means ‘taboo’ in the ancient language. I don’t know what is the specific meaning… By the way, where did you get these abandoned black potions? Is there something else?”
When the old man talked about this, his eyes flashed with green light which gave Chen Rui goosebumps, but Chen Rui knew that what the old man valued was knowledge instead of property. Tetenis was similar to an expert professor who had devoted his life to academic research, a true scholar and researcher, rather than the “calling beast” (Chinese pronunciation similar to professor) Nate who chased fame and deceived the world.
“That is a place in the White Feather Estate. It should be a site of ancient alchemy civilization. Only some of the lamp spirits are still alive…”
“The lamp spirits?” Tetenis said excitedly, “I remember that there are ancient records that the lamp spirits are concubines and magicians in the alchemy civilization. You actually found the lamp spirits alive?”
“Not only the lamp spirits, but also some assemble puppets, crystal beasts, and so on, but unfortunately they are no longer usable.” Chen Rui thought, “It’s just that no one but me can enter the place. I did not have time to take away more things and only brought back these abandoned black potions as I was rushing back to the Dark Moon this time.”
“I’ve heard about the assemble puppet. What is a crystal beast?” The more unknown the thing, the more it aroused the interest of the old man. His face was full of enthusiasm, and he incoherently said, “Why did you rush back in a hurry! Why not more bring more of it out!”
Chen Rui rolled his eyes. The Dark Moon will be over if I don’t rush back. And I’m afraid that you have already run away with your foster daughter and family by now. However, he also knew the importance of the knowledge of alchemy civilization to Tetenis. It was not only a fanatical pursuit of knowledge, but also a deeper insight from the remnants of the alchemy civilization. Then, the fatal showdown 1 year later would not necessarily be a sure-lose game.
Chen Rui also wanted to use Tetenis’s ability to restore the combat power of those assemble puppets and crystal beasts. If the powerful troops left by the alchemy civilization could be restored, or even mass-produced into legions, then they wouldn’t be afraid of fighting against the Dark Shadow Empire or the Bloody Empire.
The giant crystal beast was an existence that could directly compete with a Demon Overlord. The assemble puppet, crystal beast and the lamp spirits also had very powerful combat power.
“I’ve decided!” The old man slammed his chair loudly,”If you are going to the capital, take me along. There is only 1 condition which is to get the things of alchemy civilization out for me to research!
This was really a desirable decision.
TL: Baited 😏 Can Tetenis revive the mighty army of the ancient alchemy civilization?
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