“[Star Explosion]!” As Chen Rui’s roar sounded, the stars all over the sky seemed to be shattered.
Facing the powerful momentum, the 3 Shuras reacted differently. A large number of strange distortions and cracks appeared in the space around one of them, constantly absorbing the power of the explosion and reflecting them to cancel it; the other’s hand made ripples like water waves which continuously dissolved and transferred the huge explosive power around the body; the third Shura was shrouded in a protective shield, and a huge black hole appears in front of him. The shattered “stars” were devoured by the black hole. The aftermath only cracked the protective shield at most; it did not hurt the core at all.
“Haha!” The 3 Shura laughed together. “How does it feel to be resolved by your own skills? Wait, the space crack is not your skill! That is to say, I’m capable of whatever you know, but you are not capable of what I know. You don’t have any chance of winning unless… you can return to the [Galaxy Territory] of the Super System. Unfortunately, you can’t go back. This is the territory kingdom of the Wheel of Hera and the mirage. As long as I behead you, the ‘clone’, then I can become the real you! You may not give up resistance, but resistance is indeed futile.”
Chen Rui clenched his fists. He would never give up, but it was undeniable that he was indeed in a desperate situation at the moment. The 3 Shuras should be clones that were split using the Wheel of Hera, each of which was real. Besides [Demonic Flies Transformation] skill which required the God-Eating Mask, these clones could freely use all the skills of the Super System. Meanwhile, the unique ability of “retaliating with one’s own skill” was something he didn’t possess.
Chen Rui accidentally caught a glimpse of Adeline on the shore below. He saw the girl wrapped in thick mist. The mist rushed into the girl’s body at a speed visible to the naked eye. He was shocked, “Shura! What did you do to her!”
“This naga girl is infatuated with you. I just fulfilled her wish and made her believe in you more…” Shura showed a playful expression, “I forgot to tell you that the true strength of the Wheel of Hera is not creating clones; it’s stealing faith. I have thoroughly refined this magic weapon these days. What do you think? This is a vocabulary you can understand.”
“Is she controlled by the mirage now?”
“No, she just accepted the spiritual link. It’s just like being honored to be my first believer. This is the link I invented. It’s called the faith link. Your faith crystal is running out. I’m afraid that it won’t be enough for the next [Royal Star Transformation] if you want to cancel this link. However, you won’t have the next time.”
“As for this cute toy.” Shura stretched out a finger and shook it, “As a believer, she must pay for her faith. I gave her to the mirage as a reward for this manifested [Illusion Kingdom]. Unless you reach the 6-star evolution, otherwise it is impossible to stop or attack the mirage with your current strength. Also, forget about your lame trick of delaying time- Your [Star Explosion] just now is too weak. I’m fed up watching it. You shall now witness the true [Star Explosion]!”
Just after Shura finished speaking, Chen Rui’s body was surrounded by dark red and dark gold stars. The next second, the stars exploded with an extremely terrifying power as if the entire “universe” had collapsed. All the breath was flooded with a feeling: Destruction.
This destructive power was far above the [Star Explosion] activated by Chen Rui. At the moment when the dark stars burst, Chen Rui had already activated the [Star Diversion] skill. His arms rippled with 2 soft waves.
[Sonic Boom] sounded. As he flew back rapidly, the light on his palm quickly dissipated the power of the approaching [Star Explosion]. The 10-second time limit of [Star Diversion] passed immediately. The power of the [Star Explosion] was still there. A protective shield appeared on Chen Rui. The protective shield instantly turned into dust, but his teleportation was activated in time. He finally escaped out of the range of [Star Explosion].
Another Shura figure appeared in front of him instantly with an evil grin on, “You can’t run away… Try this [Star Explosion] now!”
A huge crisis came in the blink of an eye. Chen Rui’s body shattered apart in the terrifying [Star Explosion], but in fact, he was scattered into countless flies. It was exactly the God-Eating Mask’s [Demonic Flies Transformation].
The flies were not affected by the impact of the explosion, but this state couldn’t last long. After converging into a human form, he could only face the unstoppable [Star Explosion] again. At this time, Chen Rui’s protective shield or [Star Diversion] was no longer usable; even the number of teleports was used up. A large buckler with a simple pattern immediately appeared in his hand, protecting his body. The buckler suffered continuous shocks in the [Star Explosion]. Chen Rui’s entire body was knocked back. The mirror-like shield was unscathed. Although he was protected by the Demon Shield and Demon Shield could absorb a certain degree of damage and turn it into his own power, this full range of powerful explosions still caused Chen Rui’s internal organs to suffer serious injuries in the shake.
At this moment, the sudden warning signs and the display of the [Analytical Eyes] caused Chen Rui’s pupils to shrink suddenly. He heard a ghastly voice behind him that sounded, “[Star Explosion]!”
It was too late for Chen Rui to dodge. The 3 Shura’s [Star Explosion] were intertwined. Their power was not simply interstacked as the ground nearby became dust. Under the terrifying power, the sea water gushed up to hundreds of meters in height with a huge vacuum in the middle. The sea water actually couldn’t fall down.
The continuous explosion of stars finally ceased, and the sea surface gradually returned to normal. A little colorful light in the center lit up and recondensed into the figure of Chen Rui, but the star armor on his body had been cracked and deformed on a large scale. His entire person appeared extremely weak.
“Oh?” The Shura sneered, “It turns out that Zola’s amulet saved you, but unfortunately, your last life-saving straw is also used up. Just now you actually went all out to cancel Adeline’s spiritual link. At this time, you are still thinking about saving that cute girl. Such a fool. When I annihilate you, I will set up a tombstone for you in the [Galaxy Territory] of the Super System with the words ‘an otaku with universal love’ on it.”
Chen Rui panted while he quickly condensed the remaining power. After Shura devoured the Wheel of Hera, a terrifying change did occur. On the surface, both their level of strength was the same, but in terms of “quality”, Shura far surpassed Chen Rui. Furthermore, there were 3 Shuras!
I have used all my trump cards. The only threats are the 4 seasons’ territory, the Sword of Fallen Angel and [Scorching Dragon Kill]. In this case, it is almost impossible to eliminate 3 Shura at the same time, but I have no choice but to fight to death.
Shura saw through his thoughts, “Do you want to use the [Scorching Dragon Kill]? I have 3 people here, and your [Scorching Dragon Kill] can only destroy 1 at most… Hehe. I’m waiting for your choice; this will be your last choice in life.”
Just when Chen Rui was in a desperate situation, Adeline, whose link was canceled, suddenly regained her sanity. She immediately noticed the huge crisis that she and Chen Rui were in.
“You are… the mirage! Get out of my soul!” The girl showed a look of fear.
The mirage’s sinister laughter sounded, “It’s too late. My soul has basically merged with your soul. You are me. I’m you. Unless I die, even a Pseudo-God powerhouse cannot separate us.”
“No!” The girl tried her best to resist the invasion of the mirage’s soul.
“Don’t be afraid! Our fusion will only give you unexpected benefits!” The mirage’s words were full of temptation, “Didn’t you feel that your eyes can already see things? Your spirit power has been greatly extended. You will have my illusion talent…”
“Sir Aguile!” These words reminded Adeline. She screamed in panic while looking at Chen Rui who was in a critical situation in the sky.
“It’s useless. He is in my [Illusion Kingdom] now. You can hear his voice, but he can’t hear any of your voices.”
“Quickly cancel the [Illusion Kingdom]! I will promise you everything!”
The mirage sneered, “You are now under my control. Even your finger is controlled by my will. Who are you to make a request?”
Adeline desperately tried to move her body. No doubt, her soul and body seemed to be separated from each other; she couldn’t control her body at all.
“Stop resisting. There is only a little left, then we will be able to merge perfectly. You will gradually become a powerhouse with kingdom power by then to accomplish things that could only be done in your imagination previously!”
Before the mirage finished speaking, it felt that Adeline’s soul power was emitting a dazzling glow. Her body actually began to get out of its control, “You actually burned your soul power. Are you crazy?”
“You just said… unless I die?” Adeline controlled her body to take out an exquisite small dagger from her waist while holding back the pain of burning the soul.
Shura’s voice in mid-air sounded, “Do you still want to use the delay to restore your power? It’s useless. This is a manifested kingdom mixed with my destructive breath. You and I are originally 1. I’m here. Even if you use the [Star Gate], you can only go back and forth here.”
Adeline was shocked. The dagger in her hand was already pointing to her heart. This action shocked the mirage. It desperately tried to cut the connection between the girl’s soul and body, but the burning heat of the soul made it unable to restrain the girl’s soul, “Wait Wait! We can discuss it! It’s not that I don’t want to stop, but because I signed a contract with that guy, the [Illusion Kingdom] can’t stop at all!”
Adeline’s dagger was close to her heart, and the mirage quickly persuaded, “Don’t do this! We still have a way! I can let that Shura imprison him! No, no! Maybe I can let him escape…”
Adeline ignored his bewitching. The dagger had already penetrated her tulle, and the mirage was so horrified that powerful illusions surged out and turned into a voice of incomparable temptation, “You regained your eyesight after great difficulties. If you die, you will never see your sister… Not only your sister, but also this man. You will never see his smile again, you will never see his figure…”
The girl’s dagger trembled violently as tears in her eyes dripped. The mirage quickly continued to bewitch, “This man should have his own lover, but I can help you keep him and imprison him by your side so that he only loves you all his life. You can even…”
Before it finished speaking, it felt a chill in its heart as the dagger pierced through it firmly. The mirage suddenly let out a scream. The girl’s body began to overflow with the white mist frantically.
“Let me end it all. You don’t have any chance with 3 [Scorching Dragon Kill].” Shura’s voice sounded in 3 directions at the same time with Chen Rui who was seriously injured in the center.
At this moment, the entire starry sky suddenly became distorted and thin. The screams of the mirage could already be heard below. Shura frowned and saw Adeline lying on the ground with blood on her chest. He gritted his teeth, “The incompetent mirage can’t even control a girl! Trying to spoil my plan!”
Once the [Illusion Kingdom] disappeared completely, Shura would be forced to return to Chen Rui’s body. He immediately exhausted the last power. The 3 clones yelled at the same time, “[Scorching Dragon Kill]!”
The fierce and manic breath instantly flooded every corner of the space. The 3 huge Scorching Dragons exuded terrifying power breaths which surrounded in Chen Rui from 3 different directions. This kind of angle couldn’t be defended even with the Demon Shield. He had already used other skills like teleport, so he could only forcefully resist it. At the critical moment, a strange light flashed around Chen Rui which changed at an extremely fast speed. The sea below was sometimes hot and sometimes frozen. As the Scorching Dragon approached Chen Rui’s body, all the time seemed to stop.
In the blink of an eye, the 3 Scorching Dragons had collided into each other. The entire Hidden Misty Island shook. Chen Rui’s body appeared outside the core range of the impact. Although the aftermath was still terrifying, it could not penetrate the defense of the Demon Shield.
“I’m not willing… I blame this useless thing!” Shura’s 3 bodies merged into 1 and glanced at the screaming mirage below. He took a deep breath and actually sucked all the overflowing white mist from Adeline’s body. Then, the entire [Illusion Kingdom] began to disappear quickly with Shura’s body.
The voice still faintly echoed, “This time is just the beginning. Soon, we will have a real battle…”
Chen Rui ignored the injuries on his body. His eyes were fixed on the girl lying in a pool of blood below. His mind shifted as he flew down.
The soul of the mirage seemed to be completely devoured by Shura. Adeline no longer had the breath of the mirage. Strena, who had been in a coma, also regained consciousness. Seeing her dying sister, she was shocked and wanted to help Adeline deal with her injuries, but the depth of that dagger made the female naga warrior’s heart sink completely.
“Sorry… Sister, I can’t… play the harp for you anymore.” The girl uttered these words with difficulty as her dull eyes began to dissipate.
“It’s all my fault! I shouldn’t be deceived by the enemy!” As Strena vaguely remembered the scene before she was deceived, tears flooded out; she no longer had her usual perserverance.
“Adeline…” Chen Rui’s star armor had disappeared as he landed on the ground half kneeling down. He stared deeply at the naga girl who was dying.
“Sorry, Sir Aguile…” A tear fell from the girl’s eyes. Her voice was extremely weak, “I just want to; in fact, I just want to…”
The girl finally didn’t say anything, even at this last moment.
There is no imprisonment; no life-long commitment.
I just want to be by your side.
Just that only.
“I understand.” Chen Rui gently stroked the girl’s wet hair. His tired eyes revealed gentleness, “As long as you want, you can accompany me by my side, as a friend, as a sibling or… if there is such a day.”
With that said, Chen Rui held a bottle of black potions in his hand, “You will see the castle in the sky with your own eyes. Your harp sound will make everyone intoxicated… This is my hope for you, and it is also a solemn promise.”
The girl’s already dim and nearly dissipated pupils suddenly brightened.
TL: Shura still isn’t dead? And he even absorbed mirage? Can Chen Rui reach the 6 stars evolution before facing Shura again?
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