Under the effect of the rich water element, the damage on the Deep Blue Island gradually recovered. The entire sea area had also restored its former tranquility and beauty.
In the Deep Blue Palace, Water Elemental King Lambost sat on the top, Earth Elemental King Moore and Chen Rui sat on the left, and Dark Elemental King Hegel on the right.
Hegel’s gaze at Chen Rui was still full of murderous intent and hatred at this time, but compared with before, there was a hint of deterrence. In the battle just now, the power displayed by this enemy is really surprising. Especially, in the end, he is actually fighting the 3 kings alone. He has simply reached an incredible level.
“Hegel.” Lambost said, “I believe you already have a certain understanding of Moore’s strength. His recovery speed after rebirth is much faster than we expected. As long as he can integrate the element imprint, he can completely recover his old appearance.”
Hegel sneered, “Though that’s right, the problem is that our Royal Highness Earth Elemental King seems to have doubts about re-establishing the Elemental Covenant because of this outsider.”
“There are no absolute enemies in the world, Hegel.” Lambost glanced at Moore. “There are no absolute friends either.”
Moore smiled calmly without explaining, but Chen Rui frowned slightly. In this battle, I fully activated the power of the [Royal Star Transformation], so the aftereffect will be far greater than the previous few times. I already feel a kind of intense fatigue now.
He cut a dash in this battle. He activated [Star Devouring] to devour the power of the 3 Elemental Kings, then he retaliated with their own skill which led to the 3 kings each suffered a lot. However, apart from the previous activation of [Star Devouring], the powerful performance at the later part was not controlled by his will, but Shura.
Shura was the inner demon derived from the mysterious silver box. He had been lingering and existing in his consciousness since [Refined Mind] until now. During the battle with Sicali’s real body in the White Feather Estate’s Town Massimo underground back then, Shura did not hesitate to harm himself to forcibly break through Chen Rui’s will to suppress his appearance. After devouring the quasi-artifact Wheel of Hera, he fell asleep. Now, he had finally woken up.
This awakening was by no means accidental. Chen Rui had a hunch that perhaps some kind of biggest test was about to come.
In fact, he seemed to have entered a kind of wonderful state when he activated [Star Devouring] just now under the pressure from the 3 major elements’ origin power, but later, the appearance of Shura had broken the realization of this state.
Lambost smiled at the Dark Elemental King, “Hegel, do you understand what I mean? I think you need to make a more correct choice.”
Hegel’s tone became a little more agitated, “Lambost, it really surprised me that you would be biased toward this guy! Even if he has the [Armor of Faith] and some special ability, he is just a servant or follower of Demi-God. He can’t be compared with us, the Elemental Kings at all!”
“He is not a servant, but an inheritor.” Moore finally spoke, “And it’s not Demi-God, it’s Pseudo-God.”
Hegel and Lambost both showed shocked expressions. The inheritor of Pseudo-God!
That kind of bizarre power that almost reaches the origin of destruction… Even among the Pseudo-Gods, it is still a terrifying existence. Or in other words, it is quite close to a certain peak stage.
Hegel gradually retracted his murderous intent, but his attitude remained arrogant as he said, “Even if it’s a Pseudo-God, he can’t control the life and death of elements at will, not to mention that he is just an inheritor; he hasn’t even reached Pseudo-God now. Lambost, let’s put aside all the reasonings for now. You were also there at Town Lupin at the time. Hemos was killed by him, and countless dark elementals died in his hands. What would you do if it were the water elementals?”
“The life and death of elementals is nothing more than the conversion of energy. Creation comes from elements, and annihilation is returning to elements. If water elementals die, I will choose the most important matter such as the Elemental Covenant and… the origin fragment?”
Hegel was shocked when he mentioned the origin fragment.
Lambost gave a strange smile. The crown on top of his head began to emit a magnificent brilliance, “Have you not noticed yet, Hegel? Or you dare not confirm? In the battle just now, why could I easily overwhelm you? In fact, I still haven’t completely comprehended the power of the origin fragment.”
Hegel’s eyes were blazing red as he stared at the Crown of Wave above Lambost’s head. The flow of breath became intense, “Origin fragment of water element! Where did you get it! I remember you didn’t…”
“Yes, it was not there when you came some time ago.” Lambost smiled and glanced over at Moore and Chen Rui, “To be precise, before Moore and he arrived, I was still desperately searching for it.”
Hegel immediately reacted and looked at Moore. Moore shook his head and looked at Chen Rui. The Dark Elemental King’s bloody eyes suddenly became wider intertwined with surprise and realization. I finally understood why Lambost sided with “Aguile”. “Aguile” actually found the origin fragment of the water element and gave it to Lambost!
Moore’s calm voice sounded, “I encountered a powerful enemy and fought hard for hundreds of years. The earth elementals were almost killed and wounded. 3 years ago, Aguile appeared and helped me kill the strong enemy which saved the entire earth elementals. At that time, my elemental heart shattered. Aguile found Earth Source and requiem fruit and repaired my elemental heart within 1 year. Otherwise, I would have been annihilated and I don’t know when I will be born again. Although the elemental heart was repaired, the power that was damaged for hundreds of years could not be restored in a short time. Aguile found Fertile Yuan Soil which gave the entire earth elementals of the Earth Realm a new lease of life, so I was able to recover to the strength of the peak stage Demon Overlord in such a short period of time. Furthermore, the Fertile Yuan Soil also allowed the creation of Demon Emperor-level elite elementals in the Earth Realm.”
Moore’s words seemed to explain the friendship with Aguile, but Hegel heard the underlying meaning: Besides a strong inheritance, “Aguile” also has another strong thing that is luck.
Don’t underestimate this “attribute”. When one’s strength reached a certain level, luck was a very important factor. Whether it was Earth Source, requiem fruit or Fertile Yuan Soil, they were all extremely rare treasures. Aguile had an outstanding luck to be able to get these wanted items in a short time even if it was accidental.
“By the way, keep in mind that when I saw him 3 years ago, his strength was still at the Higher Demon.” Moore added calmly, shocking the Dark Elemental King and the Water Elemental King again.
Both Hegel and Lambost understood what Moore meant. In just 3 years, he reached the peak stage of the Demon Emperor from Higher Demon. To be precise, his combat power is the intermediate stage of the Demon Overlord. What about another 3 years? He has the Pseudo-God powerhouse’s inheritance and unbelievable luck. What kind of level will this person reach?
Should we choose to be an enemy with such a person?
Hegel finally began to think seriously. After a while, he spoke up, “I can stop pursuing the matter of Hemos and dark elementals, but I have 1 condition.”
“Please speak.” Chen Rui tried to control his extremely exhausted mind and asked.
“Come with me to the Black Sea to find the origin fragment of the dark element.” The Dark Elemental King showed a weird smile, “Don’t you have strong luck? If you can help me find the origin fragment, then I can also promise you 1 condition.”
“Black Sea?” Moore glanced at Lambost consultatively.
Lambost extended his hands, and everyone saw a 3D hologram in front of them. It was a black sea area with islands of different shapes. It seemed to be covered with mist which couldn’t be seen clearly.
“This is the Black Sea. Starting from the Deep Blue Island, it will take about a month to reach at the earliest. The Black Sea is filled with strange power which is extremely dangerous. The surrounding area is the estate of the naga tribe whose combat power is very outstanding, but it’s not the most dangerous. There are even more powerful existences lurking in it. Even water elementals don’t dare to get involved. Hegel, have you found any clues on this trip?”
“Hmph! Why will I come back if I have a clue?” Hegel said quietly, “The power there is strange. My airship can’t enter at all from the air. If you go by water, it’s a maze. The sailors and the dark elementals who I brought along this time disappeared in the sea area.”
Moore frowned, “Since it’s so dangerous…”
“Okay, Dark Elemental King, I promise you.” Chen Rui looked at the familiar islands in Lambost’s simulant magic with an odd light flashing through his eyes.
Moore frowned more tightly, “I’ll go with you.”
“I’m afraid that won’t work, Moore.” The Water Elemental King interjected, “You have just merged with the earth imprint. You must stay in the Deep Blue Palace for 3 months to be fully integrated. You can’t go anywhere before that.”
Moore looked at Chen Rui and shook his head, “This sea area is too dangerous. We can think of another solution for that matter.”
“I’ve decided.” Chen Rui yawned, then he showed a confident smile, “However, if I can find the origin fragment of the dark elements this time, you have to promise me 2 conditions, Your Highness Hegel.”
Hegel sneered, “Although I don’t know where your strange confidence comes from, I can listen to your conditions first.”
“Compared with the origin fragment, these 2 conditions are easy for Your Highness Hegel. First, help me save a friend who is cursed with the [Light Annihilation Seal]. Second, give me a trace of dark source power.”
Hegel thought for a moment and nodded, “Yes.”
“So… just in case, I want to conclude an equality contract with you that does not harm each other.”
Hegel smiled disdainfully, “You want to use this cheap trick to escape my pursuit? I can promise that I will not attack you while you are looking for the origin fragment. As for the contract, you are not qualified yet.”
“Then swear by the elemental heart.”
Moore’s words ignited Hegel’s hostility. Lambost added leisurely, “For some reasons, I suddenly look forward to this trip to find the origin fragment.”
The words “origin fragment” made Hegel’s eyes gimmer in red. He sneered and finally swore with the elemental heart.
“Very well… When I wake up, we will set off.”
Chen Rui barely finished saying this sentence, and he could no longer control the intense fatigue. He just fell asleep while leaning on the seat.
TL: First, it’s the Dead Sea, now it’s the Black Sea. What is the power that can even stop the Elemental King from advancing?
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