As soon as Helen said this, Elena’s body trembled slightly like she was in a struggle. She finally took a deep breath and did not speak. The other sirens’ faces showed sorrow and anger at the same time.
This scene made Chen Rui feel weird as if he was an evil young man who used coercion and temptation to forcibly seize the girl.
“Don’t get me wrong, I just want to use your…”
As soon as Chen Rui said half of his sentence, Helen glared back and interrupted, “I swear in the name of the Siren’s Heart, as long as you can help the siren tribe solve the problem, I can agree to whatever conditions! Otherwise, all you get is a cold corpse!”
Chen Rui’s head was a little sweaty. I just want to be a fan and listen to you singing? Why do I want a corpse?
Even if the vitality of the Siren’s Heart is exhausted, it will be enough to replenish it with a lot of black potions and devil fruits.
The winner takes it all was the rule of this world. As the defeated, the siren tribe had benefited since they obtained forgiveness and help from the winner in exchange for such a small price. So Earth Elemental King showed a natural expression and did not waste his time to explain the reason Chen Rui needed Helen. He asked, “I want to know about naga and phantom coral first.”
By now, the siren tribe was unable to resist the strength of the 2, so Moore retrieved his power. The island that emerged out of thin air gradually disappeared, and they returned to the original sea area, but the feathers floating around proved the previous bloody battle.
“Phantom coral” was a sensitive word for Chen Rui. If a large amount of this material was available, the giant crystal demonic beast in the ancient alchemy civilization castle could be restored and a huge guard team could be built.
Phantom coral was also 1 of the necessary materials for repairing the strongest guardian, the giant crystal beast.
According to Elena, the phantom coral was originally a relatively common creature in the Dead Sea. Later, the Dead Sea experienced some kind of abnormality. Many sea creature tribes were eroded by a strange power, and their reproduction rate was greatly reduced, so they must rely on phantom coral to resolve this erosion. Otherwise, there was a danger of extinction.
Since then, phantom coral had become the most in-demand resource. There had been frequent battles among the sea creature tribes.
Sirens and harpies originally had a mutually beneficial relationship. Sirens used the breath of the harpies to prevent the blue spot disease. The siren’s singing could be used as the bait for the harpies’ hunting. In this relationship, both parties form an alliance. Their common enemy was the naga tribe which occupied a large amount of the phantom coral resources.
Demons boasted themselves as the highest intelligence tribe. The succubus was the only all-female race, and the rest were collectively called demonic beasts. In fact, the Demon Realm had many pure female creatures which relied on the “unscientific” methods (Chen Rui thought so) to continue their offspring. This was the case for sirens and harpies. Their enemy, naga, was also a female tribe, which was also one of the powerful tribes in the sea.
Naga, also known as Nagi, looked a bit like the medusas. They had a female upper body and snake lower body. The difference was that Naga did not have snake hair like medusas, but they had a few more arms.
The arms were the most important symbol of naga’s rank and strength. The lowest level naga had 2 arms like ordinary people, the more powerful one had 4 arms, and the highest level was a 6-armed naga. Naga did not have the medusas’ [Petrify] talent and long-range arrow shooting skills, but they had a poison talent and terrifying melee combat ability. Even when the sirens joined forces with the harpies, they could only seize a small part of the phantom coral resources which barely guaranteed the survival of their tribes.
Now most of the harpies, including the queen, were eliminated in this battle. The sirens who had lost their allies were not opponents of the naga at all, so they were definitely unable to compete for the phantom coral. This meant that even if there was no foreign enemy, the sirens would gradually extinct.
Chen Rui thus understood the reason. No wonder Helen prevented me from killing the harpies and Queen Harpy. At this time, the fatigue period of the [Royal Star Transformation] came, and he had a feeling of fatigue. He refocused and asked, “Is there a ready-made phantom coral? Can you show it to me?”
Elena hesitated for a while before instructing a siren. The siren dived into the water. Soon, she returned and brought a small reef. There were some ginkgo leaf-like things on the reef with many whisker-like pink “tentacles” at the end. When Chen Rui stretched his hand over, the “ginkgo leaf” curled up into a ball-like stacked fungus. When he got closer, the color quickly changed from pink to black, then it became transparent again, exuding a kind of cold breath as if to intimidate the enemy.
Chen Rui was curious. A faint mist, which was the supernatural force of the Star Garden, appeared in his hand and wrapped around the phantom coral, but the mist retracted after a while.
The failure of the Star Garden made Chen Rui frown. The phantom coral should be an animal. It is obviously not within the cultivation range of the Star Garden. He changed his mind and asked, “If I can provide you with a Fountain of Vitality, can it relieve this corrosive force?”
“Fountain of Vitality?” Elena was stunned. She replied, “Fountain of Vitality is a legendary magical water source. Sirens are water element creatures. They should be able to use the Fountain of Vitality to generate mutations and evolve to gain stronger power, but I don’t know if it can restrain that kind of strange erosion.”
“Try this bottle first. If it works, I can continue to provide the Fountain of Vitality to the siren tribe in the future.”
“So the life and death of the siren tribe is in your hands?” This crude remark was obviously from Helen. In her heart, this “demon” was extremely despicable for openly threatening the lives of her tribe in order to get her. The preconceived concept of the villain made Chen Rui’s image even more unbearable in Helen’s eyes.
Elena showed a hopeful expression as she took the bottle- He actually really took out the legendary Fountain of Vitality. This gives the siren tribe another hope of continuation. I need to try it no matter what.
What Chen Rui wanted to do most now was to take a nap. He yawned and didn’t bother to pay attention to the sharp words of the mermaid. He said to Moore, “I will go back to the ship to rest for a while.”
Moore knew that Chen Rui might have a problem with his body, so he nodded, “Don’t worry, leave it to me.”
Under Helen’s hateful watch, Chen Rui returned to the ship cabin. Dodo, who had been hiding under the bed in the previous battle, greeted him with a smile on his face. The praises of his master’s heroism and invincibility were endless. Chen Rui just uttered a sentence, “Guard the door” before he lied on the bed and fell asleep.
After some time, Chen Rui opened his eyes again. Dodo was not in the room, but the slime’s snoring could be heard from the door. Upon closer inspection, the door was covered with a translucent “curtain” which sealed half of the door. It was obviously Dodo’s disguise.
Chen Rui stretched out and knocked on the “door”. The curtain of the door turned into a soft cloth with sleepy eyes and shrank into a ball; he continued to snore. Chen Rui smiled and shook his head. Without waking Dodo, he walked out of the door.
At this time, it was close to dawn outside. The fishy sea breeze that carried some dampness was blowing on his body. The starry sky was filled with a shiny bright light which formed a sharp contrast with the 2 purple moons. The feeling of seeing the stars on the sea was different from that on the land. It felt so close to the stars like he was drifting with the flow in the arms of the gorgeous galaxy.
“My friend, you are awake.” Moore, who had been standing on the deck to rest, opened his eyes, “You have slept for 1 day and 2 nights. Are there any abnormalities in your body?”
“No, this is a normal situation. I’m fine after a nap…”
“Everyone has his own secret. As a friend, I will not spy on your privacy. But your condition should be caused by the inability of your mind and body to perfectly combine with the [Armor of Faith]’s power. As long as your strength reaches a certain level, this kind of exhaustion state of overload will surely not occur.”
Chen Rui nodded earnestly. In fact, the status of the Super System is similar to what Moore said. For example, skill cooling and fatigue periods are the reasons for the current limited power and insufficient system evolution level. These fixed skills should be the basis. The real Super System does not “dominate” what level the user will reach mechanically or digitally. Instead, it will “guide” the user to master the true power step by step based on the previous “circumstances”. Although the pursuit of power is in different ways, the final destination is the same. Regardless of Demon Overlord, Demi-God, or the Super System, they are all the same.
This was Chen Rui’s new understanding of the Super System when he rushed from the capital to the Dark Moon’s decisive battle.
“What is this?” Chen Rui looked at the corpses of several demonic beasts on the deck in surprise.
“Blue ice-fanged beast. They are a relatively rare type of deep-sea aggressive demonic beasts. I killed them when they attacked the Devil’s Snare Ship along the way. Their bodies are excellent mechanic materials, especially the eyeballs and teeth. According to my inherited memory, many years ago, a potion grand master bought their blood essence at a high price for some kind of potion formula.” Moore threw over a bottle. Chen Rui recognized that it was the magic bottle containing the springwater of Fountain of Vitality given to the sirens. The capacity was much more than it seemed from the outside. However, it was full of purple blood inside now, emitting a little strange light.
This blood essence was the material purchased by the potion grand master at a high price? Chen Rui’s eyes lit up and he didn’t say any courteous words. He immediately took the blood bottle and stored the corpses of the blue ice-fanged beasts, “What happened to the sirens?”
Earth Elemental King shook his head, “Unfortunately, the Fountain of Vitality is not omnipotent. It cannot effectively relieve the erosion of that strange power, but the sirens’ matter is not urgent. We better look for the water elementals first to try to dispel the light element seal of your companion.”
“Yes, this is the most important thing.”
“I got the location of Deep Blue Island, the habitat of the water elementals, from the sirens. According to this itinerary, we will be there in 2 days.” Moore said solemnly, “The Dark Elemental King may also be there by then, so try not to make a move. Leave everything to me.”
Chen Rui took a deep breath and nodded.
TL: I wonder the other 2 Elemental Kings will despise Moore for helping Chen Rui too much🤔
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