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Chen Rui woke up after 3 days and found himself sleeping in the cabin of the Devil’s Snare Ship. Dodo was guarding the door. The ship was moored on the shore of the Deep Blue Island.
Chen Rui did not wake up the slime who was asleep. He set a star point in the ship cabin, then he activated the [Star Gate] to return to the Dark Moon.
Since the Dark Moon had a passage from the Rainbow Valley to the outskirts of the capital, he abandoned the star point of the capital and set it here. The star point could not move with the ship, which was equivalent to being set on the bank of the Deep Blue Island.
It was a quiet night in the Dark Moon. Chen Rui didn’t disturb everyone and went straight to the Rainbow Valley. As usual, Zola hadn’t slept yet and was experimenting overnight.
When Chen Rui appeared in front of Ms. Fairy Dragon, Zola’s eyes suddenly glowed with surprise. The water source power that appeared afterward almost dazzled Ms. Fairy Dragon’s purple eyes.
She initially thought that it would take many years to comprehend the origin power. The excitement in Ms. Fairy Dragon’s heart was overwhelming when she got these 2 items. A super long kiss almost suffocated the man who was caught off guard. Facing the rare affection of Ms. Fairy Dragon who was always calm and dazed, the man who had forgotten the sense of affection after the long journey of nearly a month unscrupulously gave up the idea of returning to the Deep Blue Island to “enjoy” Zola alone.
In the early morning, Chen Rui kissed goodbye to Zola, left the conjugal bed and returned to the Deep Blue Island.
According to Zola, the cooperation between the Fallen Angel Empire and the Dark Shadow Empire was very smooth. All the troops stationed at the border of the Dark Shadow Empire had withdrawn. 2 new trade routes were opened to strengthen the business exchanges between both sides. With Shea’s vigorous promotion, the millet wine, magic television, and newspapers became popular throughout the empire. Based on the cooperation between the 2 empires, they would soon become popular throughout the Demon Realm.
For the Fallen Angel Empire, the ruling of the new empress was quickly stabilized in the fastest time. Mishan Family’s elder Baroco was killed by Sarandi and Salgar at the Tekula Fortress. Catherine also ordered the arrest of the accomplices who fled to the Dark Shadow Empire to be deported back to the Fallen Angel Empire. The remnant soldiers of Obsidian’s crusade against the Dark Moon had returned and reorganized into an army. Demon Overlord Faravit and the others of the elder families, who originally intended to suppress the empress’ imperial power, had sworn allegiance to Shea under the irresistible trend.
The turbulent situation of the Fallen Angel Empire finally settled down.
Back at the Deep Blue Island, Chen Rui embarked on a voyage to the Black Sea about a few hours later to find the origin fragment of the dark element. In fact, the reason why Chen Rui happily agreed to the Dark Elemental King was because the island in the Black Sea where the Dark Elemental King was going coincided with the scene shown in the treasure map!
Regardless of whether the origin fragment of the dark element is related to the treasure of the legendary Dark Dragon Emperor, the chance to enter the Black Sea should be quite big with the treasure map. The treasure is secondary. As long as I enter the Black Sea with the Dark Elemental King to find the origin fragment, Isabella can be saved.
In addition to the original sandmen on the Devil’s Snare Ship, there were 10 more water elementals sent by Lambost to assist in the sailing. Hegel did not board the same ship. He was still riding high above the airship, proudly looking down at the Devil’s Snare Ship.
Earth Elemental King handed over the command of the sandmen to Chen Rui. He also gave him a piece of sandstone essence just in case. It could revive the sandmen 3 times.
During the previous voyage, Chen Rui learned a lot of relevant navigation knowledge from Moore. At the same time, he learned about the many magic facilities and functions of this ship gifted by Tetenis.
But it was his first time to be the “captain” of this ship. Fortunately, he had [Analytical Eyes], so it was not a problem to communicate with the sandmen or the water elementals. These sailors were very obedient to his orders. After trying for a while, Chen Rui’s courage gradually grew. He became more and more familiar with the command, and it seemed promising.
The slime, who had the intent to please his master, transformed a sailor hat on his head and began to command the sailors loudly like he was the second-in-command on the ship. But these were just the slime’s one-man show. Both the sandmen and the water elementals turned a deaf ear to the slime’s yelling as they carried on with their work.
Day by day, with the proficient sailing skills of the sandmen coupled with the navigation and assistance of the water elementals, they gradually approached the destination Black Sea without encountering many obstacles along the way.
“Captain, we have entered the edge of the Black Sea.” A pathfinder water elemental reported, “This area belongs to the danger zone. The front is the outermost Thunder Snake Archipelago which belonged to the naga tribe’s estate. After the Thunder Snake Archipelago is a large island called the Hidden Misty Island. After that, there is a large area shrouded in a strange mist. The deeper we go, the more unknown dangers there are. Royal Highness Lambost personally went to the Hidden Misty Island to explore the area before, but he finally returned without success. He ordered the water elementals not to approach this sea area easily.”
Chen Rui nodded and ordered the sandmen to stop advancing. He returned to the captain’s room. There was a crystal ball inside which could complete the automatic magic map detection and drawing just like a computer’s 3D software modeling. However, this detection was limited by the distance, so the range couldn’t be too far. Only the image of the outer edge of the Thunder Snake Archipelago could be seen vaguely.
Chen Rui recalled the Black Sea’s hologram simulated by the Water Elemental King’s magic, and he compared the current map. He took out the ancient treasure map.
The sensible Dodo on the side immediately turned into a helmet. The front of the helmet was embedded with the glasses that was a transformation of the “infatuation ring”. This was the slime’s new trick. It was more conducive for Chen Rui to observe the map as it would not lose the label of the treasure location because of the dissipation of the Dragon Power Essence.
However, wearing this weird helmet with “sunglasses”, Chen Rui inexplicably thought of a certain pilot that transformed into a pig as designed by Miyazaki Hayao.
After putting on the Dodo helmet, the treasure map of the vast ocean immediately changed, and the area with the treasures appeared. After comparison, it was exactly the same as the Black Sea. Besides a vaguely gold light spot hidden in the mist, additional changes had taken place. There was an extra red light spot which should be Chen Rui’s current location. The islands on the outer edge of the picture began to become clearer like a “lighted up” map.
Chen Rui nodded. As soon as he walked out of the captain room, he saw a figure on the deck. It was the elite dark elemental, Helor, whom he had fought against in Town Lupin.
Helor’s blood-red eyes stared at Chen Rui coldly as he said, “Royal Highness Hegel will wait for you at the Hidden Misty Island in front. If you can’t reach it within 8 days, then Royal Highness will think that you have no ability to move forward with him. Royal Highness also has a sentence to convey to you, ‘I’m waiting to see your so-called luck’.”
After Helor finished speaking, he turned into a cloud of black smoke and floated toward the airship in the sky.
If it hadn’t been for Bridget tearing the [Scorching Dragon Kill] that day, Helor would have died in the hands of Chen Rui. In that battle, the other 2 elite dark elementals Hesak and Hemos were seriously injured and died respectively. Helor had a grudge against Chen Rui. However, after witnessing Chen Rui resisting the 3 kings on the airship on the Deep Blue Island, Helor was shocked. He knew that he could no longer contend with this former enemy.
The Thunder Snake Archipelago area in front contained many dangers, and it was also the estate of the nagas. The nagas were extremely aggressive. Helor hoped that Chen Rui would die in the hands of nagas which also Hegel’s wish. Passing the Thunder Snake Archipelago safely was considered a test of the Dark Elemental King.
Chen Rui frowned and asked the water elementals on the side, “Lambor, how long will it take from here to Hidden Misty Island via the Thunder Snake Archipelago?”
“About 3 days if there are no obstacles on the road.” Lambor replied respectfully, “In fact, Royal Highness Hegel will also encounter many dangers in the air. The air currents in this sea area are everchanging and strong. There are also many powerful flying sea beasts. It will probably take them 5 days at the earliest to reach the Hidden Misty Island.”
Chen Rui nodded. At this moment, it is impossible to back out. I can only move forward.
The airship in the air had begun to move forward at full speed. It turned into a small black spot and quickly disappeared into the clouds. The Devil’s Snare Ship below sailed at full speed in the direction of the Thunder Snake Archipelago while braving the wind and waves.
They could already see the nearest island faintly in front. Plenty of nagas lived in the Thunder Snake Archipelago. If Chen Rui brought the sirens on this trip, he might also come to the island to make contact with the nagas. However, the purpose this time was not phantom coral, but the origin fragment of the dark element, so he naturally did not want to see those powerful female creatures with many arms.
After going deep into the Black Sea, the map of the treasure map changed again. All the nearby islands were “lighted up”, and it can be rotated or zoomed through the mind. Even the topography of the island appeared very clear.
At this moment, strange undulations began to appear on the surface of the water. The ship swayed drastically. Chen Rui, who was observing the island and the map at the head of the ship, suddenly had an ominous hunch in his heart. At the same time, his [Analytical Eyes] quickly sensed some abnormal data below. He immediately shouted, “Left full rudder! Quick!”
The sandmen at the helm immediately executed the captain’s order. Just as the ship turned around, a huge thing burst out of the waves. The waves splashed onto the deck. The thing dived into the bottom of the sea again after failing the first attack.
The surrounding sea became undulating and turbulent. The ship began to waver. Dodo attached to Chen Rui’s shoulder nervously while looking at the turbulent sea in horror.
“Activate crystal stone and speed up! Get out of here!”
Before this order was executed, a muffled sound was heard from the bottom of the ship like it had been hit hard. The sailors on the deck staggered. Fortunately, the Devil’s Snare Ship was unusually strong, so it was not damaged. The sandmen hurriedly activated their talent to stick their feet to the deck. The water elementals transformed into a pool of water, flowing on the deck. Soon, they returned to an undamaged human form.
“Whoosh!” A huge thing on the right burst out again. This time Chen Rui clearly saw what it looked like: A huge sea snake!
The diameter alone is about 2 meters. The exposed body is about 10 meters. It is at least 20 meters in length. Chen Rui teleported above the sea snake in an instant. He slashed across the distance as the light of [Aura Blade] in his hand lit up. The blade made a 10-meter-long wave mark on the sea surface, but it only scratched the edge of the sea snake’s body.
The speed value of the huge sea snake was only A-, but its flexibility in the water could not be reflected in a simple value. The power of the water flow greatly weakened Chen Rui’s attack. In contrast, it was the best cover for the sea snake.
In the [Analytical Eyes], its Comprehensive Strength Assessment had reached A. A sea beast of Demon Emperor level!
Moreover, there is more than one!
TL: Sea snake? Can Chen Rui communicate with [Analytical Eyes] or he has to fight to the death with them?
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