In the middle of the night, the purple moonlight shone on the tent at the island’s sandbank, stretching the shadow of the alert female naga warriors.
The second half of the night was the time for Strena to guard. In fact, facing the unknown dangers surrounding her, she did not sleep well, but she forced herself to rest for a while.
Around the camp area, there were crystal pillars with strange runes inlaid on them. They formed 3 layers of circles, enclosing the tents. The ground outside the scope of the pillars was inscribed with faintly mysterious patterns. These were exactly the protective magic circles that Chen Rui set up which combined with the mystery of Dragon Inscription and ancient runes. It had a strong protective effect and could resist the erosion of spirit power. If it were not for the refinery of the Super System and the magic time rule, even if Chen Rui’s level had reached the level of a senior master, this set of things could not be completed in such a short time.
However, this protection set was not invincible. At present, the enemy was in the dark while they were visible, so they must not take it lightly. They could only adapt to changes.
The mist in the evening was particularly thick. Especially the areas near the water almost blocked all visibility when the mist blew over. This environment made Strena more vigilant outside the camp. As an experienced warrior, she understood that this kind of mist was the best cover for the enemy. It was easy to be attacked particularly at midnight when people were easily tired. She immediately ordered several guards of nagas to keep alert from the potential enemy ambush.
Strena was a typical naga warrior with extremely strong physique, power and fast speed, but she was weak in spirit power. However, she had also reached S- in Chen Rui’s [Analytical Eyes]. Currently, she had extended her spirit power to keep an eye on what might happen.
A gust of night wind gradually blew the mist closer. When the mist approached the inscribed patterns near the camp, it was blocked by an intangible power and could not approach. However, after wandering for a while, the mist began to slowly seep into the inscribed patterns. It silently filled and covered those inscribed patterns like layers of sand.
After the mist filled the inscribed patterns, it began to approach the crystal pillars. The symbols on the crystal pillars immediately flickered and changed like a flexible snake circling on the pillars, echoing in the distance. They interwove into an intangible force field which tore apart the mist.
Chen Rui, who was in the magic tent, reacted immediately. He teleported and appeared outside the tent.
“What’s the situation?” Chen Rui asked Strena.
“The pillars flickered for a while, but I didn’t see the enemy.”
“This shows that a spirit power invaded just now, but it was resolved. Be careful.”
Soon after Chen Rui went back to rest, the crystal pillars shined again and gradually recovered. After several repetitions, it seems to have subsided. There was no more abnormality.
Strena looked at Chen Rui who was awakened several times and apologized, “It seems that the enemy will not appear tonight. You are also very tired. Go and rest quickly. If anything happens, I will call you.”
Chen Rui previously spent a lot of effort in the refinery to make the protective magic circle using the time rule, plus he didn’t sleep in the first half of the night. He felt really tired indeed. He nodded immediately, “Okay, but don’t let your guards down. This is probably just a poke from the enemy. If the pillars turn red or even break, you must wake me up immediately.
Watching Chen Rui enter the magic tent, Strena bucked up and carefully watched the changes around her. What Chen Rui and the female naga warrior did not notice was that the mists that were torn apart several times had not been completely eliminated. There were still a few strands of mist left. After passing through the pillars, they became extremely thin, but they slowly approached the tent silently.
Strena was paying attention to the surrounding movement when she saw that the central tent was opened. A figure came out. It was actually her sister, Adeline.
“Adeline, it’s so late now. Why don’t you take a good rest?”
Adeline looked a little scared, “Sister, I feel like something is calling me. I’m a little scared.”
Strena stroked her hair lightly, “Don’t worry, it was just a minor situation just now. The enemy should have retreated.”
“En, with sister by my side, I’m not afraid.” Adeline leaned against Strena, “Remember when I was a kid? I’m timid and can’t see. It was you guarding by my side with a scimitar, only then I dared to fall asleep.”
“Of course I remember,” Strena’s eyes showed a gentle expression, “At that time, I was often punished by mother because my talent was not good, and you would play the harp to relieve me every time.”
At the mention of “talent”, the brilliance in Strena’s eyes suddenly dimmed. Although she was very hardworking, she made slow progress due to aptitude problems. She was far behind her sister who suffered from eye diseases. Later, she wanted to rely on her sister’s sensing to go to the Hidden Misty Island to find the miraculous herb to improve her aptitude. She encouraged her sister to go to the Hidden Misty Island together in the name of treating her eyes. However, they encountered a dangerous situation on the road and she almost died. In the end, it was Adeline who saved her. Adeline also passed the most precious talent of [6 Wield] to her selfish sister with an incredible method.
From that moment on, emotions such as shame, self-blame, and pain had been lingering in Strena’s heart. She vowed to protect her sister with her life for the rest of her life. This time, Adeline’s participation in the sea sacrifice was undoubtedly a dead end. She recklessly sneaked into the sacrifice ship after failing to stop her sister from being sacrificed.
The sensitive Adeline sensed her sister’s feelings and said empathetically, “Sister, the things that happened back then were not entirely your fault. Besides, it’s been so long ago, so don’t take it to your heart anymore.”
Strena was emotional. She hugged her sister tightly, “Adeline, don’t worry, I will heal your eyes!”
“That…” Adeline asked hesitantly, “Is there really a herb to treat my eyes on the Hidden Misty Island?”
Strena’s eyes flashed with strange confidence as she said firmly, “There are countless incredible plants in the legend. There will definitely be herbs to treat the eyes!”
“So… Sister, can you bring me to find it?” Adeline asked in surprise.
“Okay!” Just as Strena agreed, she felt that something was wrong. It seemed that she had forgotten the most important thing, she subconsciously showed hesitation.
Adeline lowered her head sadly, “Sister doesn’t want to heal my eyes?”
Strena replied without hesitation, “Of course I do!”
“Sister is awesome! Then let’s go now.” Adeline took Strena’s arm and smiled purely.
“Okay.” Strena nodded and walked straight out of the tent. After stepping out of the crystal pillars, she didn’t see Adeline next to her. Her senses were slightly recovered. As soon as she realized something, she heard Adeline’s voice sounded in front.
“Sister, I’m here. Hurry up.”
Strena looked at the familiar figure in front of her who kept beckoning her. She walked straight to the mist ahead without thinking further.
The rest of the nagas seemed to turn a blind eye to this. Each of them either fell into a strange state or talked to themselves or fell asleep on the ground.
The mist gradually became thicker as it surrounded the tents.
In the most central tent, Adeline laid quietly on the bed with the golden harp on her side. The girl’s sleeping face was as peaceful as a baby. Suddenly, the girl’s eyes opened drowsily, and she saw a figure in front of her.
This figure was her sister, Strena. However, the naga girl’s face showed a look of horror.
“Who are you?”
Strena looked surprised, “Adeline, you don’t even recognize me?”
Adeline ignored her. She just pushed her comrades in the tent desperately. However, those comrades seemed to be asleep. She couldn’t wake them up no matter how hard she shook.
“Adeline, are you okay? Don’t scare me!”
“Who are you?” Adeline backed away fearfully. She accidentally knocked down the harp.
“I’m your sister, Strena. I made this harp with you when you were 12 years old.”
Adeline shook her head, “You can’t lie to me! Even if your appearance and voice are exactly the same as sister, or even if you peek into the past from my mind, you are definitely not my sister. I can feel that your soul is full of violence, greed and evil.”
“It’s easy to accept these compliments.” ‘Strena’ changed quickly and turned into a hazy mist, “You can see through the illusion that even Demon Overlords can’t resist. It is a rare soul body indeed. However, I wonder if your sister has such a strange spirit talent like you?”
Adeline’s heart tightened, “What did you do to my sister?”
“Not only your sister, everyone is controlled by me.” The mist laughed sharply, “If you are willing to dedicate your body and soul completely, I can let them live.”
“I won’t believe you, let alone give up hope!” Adeline touched the spiritual crystal that she carried with her, “They will definitely defeat your illusion!”
“Naive hope!” The mist sneered disdainfully, “Let’s see if you can say such ridiculous things after you and I go to see those poor guys.”
The mist used some means, and Adeline felt that a trace of her soul seemed to be drawn away from her body. Her consciousness drifted around with the mist.
Next, her eyes seemed to have healed. She witnessed the illusion in the brains of each comrade and the danger of being trapped in the illusion. If it were not for the special spirit power, she would think that it was a dream.
Sometimes, being awake was far more terrifying than sleeping.
“No! Stop it!” The girl closed her eyes in pain. She covered her ears, but she couldn’t block her feelings.
“Now, it’s time to see the Sir Captain who gave you hope.” The white mist smiled playfully, “It seems that you also have a little affection in your heart for this guy who saved you? I think you will see more interesting things that way…”
While speaking, the white mist drifted into the magic tent where Chen Rui was located with the consciousness of the girl.
“Let’s go and have a look at this guy’s illusion.” As the white mist said, Adeline felt that the surrounding scenery had changed. She had come to an unfamiliar scene.
This was an unprecedented space. In the center was a huge and dazzling sphere. There were many spheres of different sizes and colors rotating around the huge dazzling sphere in a strange rhythm.
There were a tremendous amount of these spheres, and the range was massive. There were actually twinkling stars everywhere.
The Illusion of “Aguile” is actually such a starry sky!
TL: Is he in Illusion or is it just reflecting where Chen Rui’s mind is?
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