Nagas did not have the snake hair and snake eyes like the medusas. Its appearance was no different from humans or demons. This naga had a gorgeous appearance with a vigorous heroic vibe between the brows. Her slightly tanned skin was flawless, and her slightly deep voice was quite sexy. If one did not look at the part below the 6 arms and belly button, she should be a seductive beauty.
It was just that no one would associate the word “seductive” with her now because the 2 choices she gave Chen Rui had only 1 result, death!
“I’m the young tribe chief of the naga tribe and the leader of White Tower Front Camp, Strena. Now I will give you the last minute to think. Otherwise, you will choose the first choice by default.” Strena said with a strong murderous aura. Moore once said the nagas were a very powerful tribe with inherent fighting instincts which were far better than ordinary tribes or demonic beasts. Their melee combat ability was particularly terrifying. This Strena was definitely a strong enemy.
At the back, naga figures emerged one after another, surrounding the entire forest. In addition to Strena, there was at least 1 early stage of the Demon Overlord and more than 10 Demon Emperors. The rest were at least the peak stage Demon King.
Chen Rui was secretly shocked in his mind. A young tribe chief has such power. These nagas are obviously only part of the entire naga tribe. No wonder the siren tribe can barely capture a small part of the phantom coral to survive despite uniting with the harpy witches. This does not mean that I will wait to be captured, but my peak stage of the Demon Emperor power is definitely unable to withstand the enemy. If I use the [Royal Star Transformation] to launch an attack with full force, even if I can’t kill all the nagas, at least I can break through the siege. The sandmen can be resurrected, but the water elementals will definitely not survive. Not to mention that water elementals are my sailors, without the water elementals’ navigation, the sandmen definitely can’t reach the Hidden Misty Island within the time limit of Hegel in this misty Black Sea.
I will fall into a deep sleep after [Royal Star Transformation], so it should not be activated until the last moment.
Chen Rui took a deep breath. He secretly gathered power and asked, “Ms. Strena, I want to ask 1 last thing before making a choice. What is the difference between dying 2 days later and dying now?”
Strena looked at this unexpectedly calm enemy and replied coldly, “The naga tribe will hold a sea sacrifice in the Hidden Misty Sea 2 days later. At that time, you will be sacrificed to the Black Sea God.”
The Hidden Misty Sea? Black Sea God? Nagas’ sea sacrifice? Chen Rui immediately thought of the first stop, Hidden Misty Island, that he was going to this time. His thoughts began to turn sharply.
“Or… if you are lucky, you might survive the sea sacrifice.” Strena added. A strange look flashed across her green eyes, and she seemed a little distracted. Chen Rui’s spirit power noticed this subtle change immediately. If I want to make a move, now should be the best time.
At this moment, Dodo’s cry came from the group of nagas, “Master! Help!”
Strena’s eyes flashed, and she restored her composure in an instant. When the 6 arms holding the scimitars slightly changed a posture, Chen Rui could clearly feel in the spirit power summary that his various positions had been locked by the 6 scimitars at the same time. As long as he moved rashly, he would definitely suffer a terrifying attack.
“Time is up! Intruder, tell me your choice.”
Chen Rui frowned as he looked at the sandmen and water elementals again. Finally, he made up his mind and tentatively asked, “Can I exchange some precious treasures for the lives of my companions and I?”
“The most valuable thing is your life.” Strena sneered with an intense murderous aura, “Don’t talk nonsense. Delaying time will only speed up your death.”
“Madam Strena, please listen to me first. In exchange for my life, I will naturally not be stingy with anything other than life such as the most precious… devil fruit in the legend? Maybe it can bring unexpected surprises to madam.”
“Devil fruit?” Strena’s green eyes shined which seemed like an unusual excitement. The bloodline memory told her that the devil fruit was a rare fruit in the legend which could not only increase power, but it could also greatly enhance one’s potential. There was even an extremely slim chance to get additional special abilities.
“Yes, it is the devil fruit.” A red fruit that was faintly glowing appeared in Chen Rui’s hand.
Strena’s spirit power was very powerful. She could sense the special breath that this fruit emitted. She trembled a little. When she was about to step forward, the fruit disappeared in Chen Rui’s palm.
“Forgive me, this is just a little trick of space magic.” Chen Rui showed firmness, “As long as madam let my companions and I go, this devil fruit will be madam’s. Otherwise, it will accompany me to death.”
Strena stared at Chen Rui for a moment, then she slowly nodded, “If it can really have the effect as per the legend, I can swear by the golden tent of the naga tribe to let you go safely. Before that, you must go to the Thunder Snake Island with me first to see someone.”
As he said, Strena beckoned to the back. Several nagas came up with some shackles, “This is a blue charm shackle made of blue star heavy water and phantom coral reef. It can restrain power and magic. Let me warn you, don’t try to do any futile struggle.”
Blue star heavy water? It seems to be the material needed for the assemble puppet in the ancient alchemy civilization right? Chen Rui was slightly startled, but it was obviously not the time to pay attention to this. Under his sign, neither the sandmen nor the water elementals resisted the restraint of the shackles.
Dodo, who was the first captive, was kept in a cage that seemed to be specially made. He looked weakened. It seemed like he had suffered a lot. Chen Rui and others were escorted by Strena’s team through the woods and came to a hillside with several huge white stone houses. There were dozens of nagas patrolling and guarding. There was also a tall lookout tower on the top of the hill opposite. This should be a lookout point for nagas at the outer edge of Thunder Snake Archipelago.
“Madam Strena, you are back.” A naga leader of the early stage of the Demon Overlord folded her hands on her chest and bowed.
“Metty, prepare the ship immediately. I will personally escort these captives to the Thunder Snake Island to meet the madam tribe chief.”
Metty frowned slightly, “Madam Strena, please forgive me. The Chief has specially ordered that you can’t leave here without her order.”
There was a chill in Strena’s green eyes. 6 scimitars suddenly appeared in her hands as her voice became colder, “I’m the highest leader of the White Tower Front Camp, I will say it again, prepare a ship now.”
Metty felt that she was shrouded by a terrifying killing intent which was definitely not a pretense. She was taken aback. Her body wriggled a few steps backward, “No, Madam Strena! Chief, she…”
Before she finished speaking, the light of the scimitars flashed and immediately disappeared. Metty still stood there. Her forehead was already full of cold sweat. Chen Rui at the back, whose spirit power had reached S+, could clearly sense that Strena already made 54 slashes in that brief moment. According to the strength of Demon Overlord level, it was not very fast, but Strena’s 54 slashes were all on the eyelashes of Metty’s left eye. She cut just 54 eyelashes; no more, no less.
This was not a performance, but a real attack. Metty almost had no time to react, and Strena could control the power to such a subtle level while swinging the scimitars at high speed. “Doing as pleased” was insufficient to describe this kind of terrifying blade skills.
[6 Wield]. This was exactly the naga tribe’s blade skills that had gone deep into the bloodline. It was incisively manifested by the naga young tribe chief.
Chen Rui secretly thought that if he faced this blow, perhaps it would still be difficult to withstand even if he activated the [Royal Star Transformation]. It is really a tribe with marvelous melee combat ability.
“Give me the Thunder Light Ship!” Strena shouted.
On the surface, Metty’s strength level was only a small realm lower than Strena, but she was trembling because of the terrifying momentum. After hesitating for a moment, she finally took out a coconut-sized transparent ball with a miniature purple sail ship inside.
A scimitar in Strena’s hand disappeared instantly. After receiving the ball, Metty felt the murderous aura that was locking her gradually faded. She secretly heaved a sigh of relief and did not dare to say another word.
“Kate, Judy, you guys come with me with your teams!”
Strena called more than a dozen nagas. Upon glancing at Metty who bowed her head in silence, she blurted a sentence, “I will explain to the tribe chief”. Then, she brought Chen Rui and others to the back of the lookout tower without looking back.
This scene made Chen Rui feel a little strange. Could it be that the young tribe chief is sanctioned or suspected by the tribe chief? Or is there any special struggle amongst the nagas? If there is something strange, then the emergence of the devil fruit is just a hot potato. This better not be self-defeating later.
After a few hours, they came to the shore on the other side of the island.
Strena threw the ball into the water, and the ball burst like a soap bubble. A large purple ship with a strange appearance appeared in front of him which was exactly the same as the previous “model”.
When everyone boarded the ship, the nagas began to set sail. According to Strena, the destination this time was the Thunder Snake Island, the core of Thunder Snake Archipelago, which was also the core base of the naga tribe. The strange thing was that this “Thunder Light Ship” seemed to have a strange breath. Although there were many huge sea snakes along the way, it did not attack the nagas.
At the request of Chen Rui, he and his servant were kept in a cell alone. The blue charm shackles did not have much effect on Dodo, but the cunning and timid slime was afraid of the power of the nagas, so he pretended to be restrained and stayed in it obediently.
After the guards left, Chen Rui asked Dodo to slip out. He took out the glasses transformed from the Purple Flame Heart ring and began to observe the treasure map. Sure enough, he saw that the light spot representing his position had moved a little more toward the center. The sea and islands on the way had “lighted up”. When he used his mind to zoom in, he could even see some specific scenes and situations just like the satellite map in his previous life. Moreover, it was even active. (Real time monitoring?)
The places that had not been explored or reached were still blurry. He could only see a rough appearance. This alone made this treasure map mystical.
After a day and a night, the Thunder Light Ship finally stopped.
The captives such as Chen Rui were escorted ashore. This was a huge island which was dozens of times larger than the island where the White Tower Front Camp was located.
Along the way, he could see a lot of nagas. Seeing Strena saluting, it should be Thunder Snake Island where the nagas lair was located.
“You, come with me!” Strena ordered Chen Rui.
Chen Rui thought quickly, “Are we going to meet your chief?”
“You don’t need to know.” Strena replied coldly, “You only need to know that if the devil fruit is fake or does not have the legendary effect, then you and your people will become the sacrifice of tomorrow’s sea sacrifice.”
Chen Rui didn’t ask much. He obediently followed Strena forward, turning here and there before coming to a secluded valley. There was a white hut in the valley with various flowers planted nearby, exuding a fragrance that was completely different from that of the sea breeze.
This does not seem to be the location of the naga tribe chief. Who is living here?
When they were approaching the hut, there was a sudden sound of a harp inside.
Yes, it was a harp sound. After Chen Rui was stunned for a while, he immediately realized that it was not his own illusion.
Strena reached out to stop him and motioned him to stop walking so as not to interfere with the sound of the harp.
Chen Rui stopped and listened together with Strena. Chen Rui noticed that Strena’s overbearing and determined face actually showed a rare gentleness along the way. The sound of the harp was very melodious. He could hear that the performer was quite qualified, but because the performer was affected by a certain mood, it was difficult to sustain the original calm and quiet mood.
At this moment, a crisp instrument sounded. The sound of the harp was led by the instrument sound and became smooth again. Previously, the harp was matched by the sound of the instrument. Later, the harp sound was gradually led by the rhythm of the instrument sound.
After a long while, the sound of the performance gradually ceased. Strena glared at Chen Rui fiercely. Chen Rui put away the Quqin in his hand and shrugged his shoulders with an innocent look on his face.
“Is it sister? Did you bring a special guest?” The voice of a girl in the room sounded.
“I’m back, Adeline.” Strena’s voice became unusually soft. She entered with Chen Rui.
Although there were not many furnishings in the room, they were all exquisite. One could see that it took a lot of effort. The most eye-catching was a naga girl with blue hair and a fresh and beautiful face. She only had 2 arms. There was a golden harp in front of her. It was this harp that played a wonderful piece of music just now.
Chen Rui noticed that the girl’s beautiful blue eyes looked dim and dull as if she could not see.
Strena came to the girl and hugged her lightly, “Adeline! I have good news to tell you. I brought back a person this time. This person has the legendary devil fruit. Just eat it. It can radically improve your power, and your physique will also change!”
Adeline was silent for a moment, and she shook her head slightly, “Sister, it’s okay, thank you.”
“Adeline, there is real hope this time! This person…”
Adeline sighed, “Madam Mother has announced in public that I will be the sacrifice of this batch to the Black Sea God.”
Strena’s face changed drastically, “What? Didn’t I find many sacrifices? Why did she do this! Don’t worry, I will go to her now. No one can force you with me around!”
“No, no one forced me. I did it voluntarily. Moreover, it is too late because I have accepted the main sacrifice imprint.” Adeline’s words were like a bolt from the blue. Strena was shocked; she suddenly froze in place.
TL: A sacrifice imprint? Can Chen Rui help with this? Who is the Black Sea God?
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