‘Fate Showdown’ required pure spirit power control. As soon as Chen Rui thought of this, he played 2 basic construction cards and turned into automatic logging yards and mines.
10 units of wood and 2 units of minerals could generate a Farmer card. The Farmer was the lowest soldier type, and the combat power was pitifully low. Even the advanced unit “Farm Operator” was the same, but Farmer had the characteristics of production. If they entered a resource location, they could greatly increase the speed of resource generation.
Although the skills of Order and Chaos were different, they were relatively balanced. They were both the lowest. Although the Farmer’s hp was not as high as the Demon Slave, it was faster to cut logs and extract mine. The construction cost of a farmhouse was also lower than that of the Demon Slave’s cave, but the mining of gems and water crystals was not as good as the Demon Slave.
This was equivalent to a game. Chen Rui started to operate while deeply immersed in familiarizing himself with the characteristics of the soldier types.
This game, which Lich King deemed as uninteresting and boring, was exciting and thrilling in the eyes of the nagas and elementals. Chen Rui had been suppressed by Prinz. If it was not for the Order camp’s reinforced defense facilities and large production of Champion Swordsman with outstanding defense power that withstood several rounds of Prinz’s onslaught, the castle would have collapsed.
After attacking vigorously for some time, Prinz wasted a lot of troops, so he stopped for a while. Chen Rui used the resources that were still unexplored by the opponent to produce desperately, but he did not take the initiative to attack. He just built a defensive magic tower step by step and expanded the defense area step by step.
Prinz’s next wave of attack began again. This time, Chen Rui lost much fewer troops, and he also created the main attacking troop, Glorious Cavalry. However, he still did not take the initiative to attack. Instead, he carefully defended.
Then, defend, defend again, defend again…
After minutes passed, Chen Rui finally launched a counterattack. The powerful troops advanced with an overwhelming advantage all the way and surrounded Prinz’s castle. It was only then Prinz realized his resources were unsustainable due to excessive loss of troops. Apart from the few teams of newly-created Berserk Demon Warriors in the castle, only the Great Demon Slave was left.
It could be said that Prinz was exhausted to death.
Chen Rui won the final victory of this protracted war. The nagas and elementals were overjoyed. Dodo was even more smirking and shouting long live the great, supreme and unique master. It seemed it was indeed true that the slime’s learning ability was extraordinary in certain aspects.
Prinz came to Lich King dejectedly, “Great Royal Highness, I’m sorry, I was caught in the trick of that guy. Please give me another chance, I will surely…”
“Shut up! You trash!” Glorios said sternly, “The battle that can be finished in at most half an hour actually dragged on for nearly 3 hours! You still lost in the end! Since you lost to him, you should pay for the corresponding bargaining chips.”
Prinz showed a panic expression, “No! Your Highness, he is just an intruder while I’m your most pious servant! I will kill him now and dedicate his soul to Your Highness for atonement!”
After Prinz finished speaking, he turned into a light green smoke and rushed toward Chen Rui. Before he could reach, his whole body suddenly froze in the air. Little blue flames appeared in the intangible body.
Immediately afterward, the light smoke began to burn. Prinz screamed tragically. The resentful souls in the distance showed empathy expressions.
“Your Highness, spare me!”
The Lich King ignored him. A callous dim light flashed in his eye sockets. Prinz’s tragic screams gradually extinguished. His entire body turned into nothingness in the little blue light flames.
“Trash!” The Lich King said disdainfully and turned his gaze to Chen Rui, “I give you a choice. Dedicate your soul and become my servant. Otherwise, once you lose to me in the game, this trash will be your role model after confessing the ancient secret technique.”
“Your servant… I have seen the end of this role model.” Chen Rui said calmly.
“Very good! Don’t regret it.” Lich King slowly came to the table and sat down, “The game just now is really boring. If there is anything that can be called a highlight, it is your spirit power. Your spirit power should have reached the level of Demon Overlord which is far better than Prinz. It’s a pity that the trash was unaware of it. Speaking of it, your learning ability is also commendable. If you really want to attack, it probably only takes 1 hour to kill Prinz. The reason why you take so long is because you want to further adapt and understand the control skills and the characteristics of both camps’ army… so as to cope with the next match with me.”
“Good eyesight, I know I can’t hide from Your Highness Glorios.” Chen Rui shrugged, “Pardon me, I’m really a novice, and the time is too short, so I have to use this opportunity to learn. I don’t want to be completely defeated by Your Highness Glorios in my first match.”
“No matter what tricks you use, you can’t make up the huge gap in strength and experience,” Glorios sneered, “I’m not Prinz the trash. I don’t foresee that you have the slightest chance of winning. I have no patience to dawdle with you. 1 round to determine the winner!”
Chen Rui sighed, “At this point, I have no choice. Then Your Highness, please sign a competition contract with me. If Your Highness wins, I will surrender my life and the ancient undead secret technique. If I luckily win, please give up the ‘chips’ you previously won from the dark elementals.”
“Oh? At the level of your soul, are you not afraid that I will unilaterally tear up the contract if you sign a contract with me?”
“As I said, I have no other choice. In a sense, this is more representative of my sincerity and determination.” Chen Rui’s words actually had a hidden agenda. Putting aside other matters, the spiritual link’s skill of contract cancellation would make Lich King suffer a loss.
Glorios certainly didn’t know this. Looking at the contract light in Chen Rui’s hand, he laughed strangely, “As you wish.”
The 2 successfully signed the equality contract. Glorios spoke up, “Okay, let’s start! Just choose the ‘Death Game’ just now. Since you are a novice, I can let you choose the Order camp directly. Aguile. Shura, a guy with a strange last name… It will only take 10 minutes at most, and your soul is mine. I will let you enjoy it before slowly annihilating you.”
It was not possible to use a pseudonym to sign a contract. However, with a skill like the spiritual link, even a strange name could be used to sign a contract.
Strena and others were all worried. Everyone knew that Lich King was a powerful existence that defeated the Dark Elemental King. His amount of spirit power and card skills were far from Prinz’s and the like. Chen Rui’s winning rate in this battle was minimal. Dodo was covering his eyes and dared not look at it. Although Chen Rui did not bet on the lives of other people, once the master died, then his servant would also be annihilated.
In the midst of the flashing light, the game began under the nervous gaze of Strena and others.
Unlike the protracted battle in the previous round, this round ended in around 10 minutes as Glorios said. However, Royal Highness Lich King guessed the beginning correctly, but not the ending.
The winner was actually Chen Rui.
If there were muscles on Glorios’ skull face, one would be able to see a rich and intriguing expression.
“How is this possible?!” Glorios’ voice in disbelief. Although he despised the rookie, he did not throw the game just now. However, the opponent attacked the castle at an unimaginable speed. This force was actually the lowest grade Farmer and a small number of Champion Swordsmen who were strong in defense but weak in offense. This force did not attack the castle. Instead, it shamelessly turned the target of the attack to Demon Slaves and the resources. They killed the production Demon Slaves and occupied the resources.
Glorios didn’t expect Chen Rui, a rookie, to actually have this surprise move. He quickly used the remaining resources to create some Demon Warriors, and finally cleared out these invaders. Chen Rui had used the resources to create new forces. It was still Champion Swordsmen and Farmers going to Glorios’ castle to kill the producers and occupy resources while starting to attack the castle. This repeatedly continued which made Glorios unable to catch his breath. Seeing that incredibly proficient use of technique, he was obviously familiar with this.
Poor Glorios had many strategies, but he couldn’t use it. In the end, he was suppressed and defeated at the feet of a group of Farmers and Champion Swordsmen of the lowest rank.
“Damn Aguile! How dare you fool me!” By this time, Glorios couldn’t believe that Chen Rui was just a rookie— He is not only a veteran, but also a guy who is quite good at pretending! He actually fooled me!
Chen Rui felt innocent. It is indeed just my second time playing ‘Fate Showdown’. It’s just that the number of my matches in real-time strategy games is 4-digit? 5-digit? I can’t remember it either.
Although Lich King was angry, he did not tear up the contract. Certain restrictions on the Dark Elemental King and dark elementals were immediately canceled and their freedom was restored.
Hegel glanced at Chen Rui, and the red lights in his eyes moved slightly. He was silent, then he walked aside with the dark elementals.
“I admit that your pretentious trick is brilliant.” Glorios said ghastly, “But I won’t be caught in your tricks again!”
“Then the chips for the next round should be allowing us to enter the Tower of Destruction, right?”
Lich King laughed slyly, “You have successfully infuriated me. You still want to enter the Tower of Destruction so soon? Don’t think of running away until I’m satisfied!”
Chen Rui had expected that the opponent would not give up easily. He asked, “Since this is the case… then what is Your Highness’ next bargaining chip?”
“Since you are proficient in the ancient undead secret technique, you should know the value of these resentful souls. Here are… 200 million or 300 million or more resentful souls. In the next round, I bet 10 million, and you can only bet your life and the undead secret technique. If you can win all my chips, then only we talk about entering the Tower of Destruction! Sign the contract! Now!”
Chen Rui looked at the sea of resentful souls behind, then he looked at the contract power in Glorios’ hands. His response was delayed by half a beat before he answered, “Oh“.
He felt that this sentence had some of Zola’s demeanor, but unfortunately, it made Lich King, who didn’t know how to appreciate it, more vigilance.
After the draw, Chen Rui was lucky enough to draw Order camp again. Lich King sneered, “Let me remind you first, your trick can only be used for one time!”
Facts had proved that Glorios was very sad to be cheated by this ‘trick’ again. 15 minutes later, the game ended again with exactly the same failure. Chen Rui once again quickly succeeded in quick offense.
“These 10 million resentful souls are yours! Again… Impossible! Damn guy! Play again…the entire Land of Hatred echoed the furious roar of Lich King from time to time.
TL: Oh nono, Lich King more like Rip King. He has fallen into the endless loop of failure…
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