Chen Rui could be sure that when he broke through Alkaid state and achieved 2-Stars evolution, the categories available for exchanged would increase. There were still 3-Stars and 4-Stars… At once, someone was immersed in dreams and delusions.
However, the price of “True” potions wasn’t cheap. Each bottle cost 10,000 auras. The white potions were 1000 to 2000 auras per bottle while the ordinary potions were 100 to 300 auras.
Since Chen Rui’s last bottle of Healing Potion was given to Jesse, he tried to exchange for a Healing Potion from the center with 100 auras and drank it. He found out that the effect was even stronger than the one that Aldas brewed; the recovery speed of injuries was greatly accelerated. Only Star Power wasn’t recovered yet.
Chen Rui guessed that these ordinary potions or master-level potions were all brewed by the “grand master level” Super System. So, their effectiveness was better than those from ordinary masters. Nominally, he was Aldas’ apprentice, but in reality, they had a close relationship. If his face was thick, he could feed on the potions. Potions at the exchange center consumed aura after all. Especially the “True” black potions. First, it was too expensive. Second, it wasn’t the right time to reveal. So, he would save it for the future possible needs.
After getting enough rest, Chen Rui entered the training ground. He could already adapt to doubled gravity without Star Power. This time, he wanted to try 4-folds gravity. As for the time rule, it would still be 5-fold.
Originally, from Chen Rui’s perspective, 4-folds gravity had only doubled the pressure of 2-folds gravity. With his current strength, he would try his best to hold on without Star Power. If it was successful, he could give 8-fold gravity a try. However, only after entering the state of 4-folds gravity that he realized it couldn’t be measured using usual numbers or addition.
For example, if one’s weight limit is 200 kg, one could still support after adding 100 kg to the initial 100 kg. If another 100 kg is added, one absolutely won’t make it. It is just like the last straw that broke the camel’s back.
It wasn’t merely the addition of power, but it was more a challenge of limits!
Chen Rui felt that it was 10 times more uncomfortable as compared to the first time he entered doubled gravity. His original wright of 65 kg suddenly became 260 kg. Whether it was breathing or internal organs’ movement, the load was multiplied under accumulation. Even if he laid on the ground in a ridiculous position, he still felt kind of dizzy.
Am I being too impatient to choose 5-folds the time right away? Am I going to stay like this for 5 days? Anyway, I can’t waste the 9000 auras!
Chen Rui laid on the floor with his face flushed and his eyes were bloodshot. He tried hard to move his fingers. If he used Star Power, it would definitely accelerate the adaptation, and it wouldn’t be so difficult. However, after the experience with 2-folds gravity, he knew that in such a state, the lesser the Start Power was used, the better the effectiveness of <Refined Body>.
If he couldn’t stop using Star Power, then he would get used to relying on it to avoid suffering and the training effect would be greatly reduced. Therefore, he had been using his physical strength to resist the terrible gravity without using any power. If he wanted to break through the limits, he had to put himself at the brink of death. If he tortured himself now, he could be torturing enemies during battle.
There were a few times that Chen Rui felt like he couldn’t hold it anymore, but he still gritted his teeth to make it through. From slowly moving his fingers and body… to supporting himself to sit up, stand up, fall, and stand up again… It was like simply putting the body on an anvil and letting the hammer of gravity repeatedly beat and refine it. It was definitely a huge challenge to willpower.
Strength couldn’t be attained just by shouting slogans. There was no shortcut on the path to true strength. A lazy genius was equivalent to an idiot, not to mention that he was no genius.
Red Spirit Estate.
The shattering noise of things crushing constantly sounded from a room; it only stopped after a long time.
Joseph was panting with his fists tightly clenched. The room was already a mess. There were broken pieces everywhere; a sturdy wooden table was shattered; there were also several corpses of succubus dressed like a maid on the floor making the floor full of blood.
Other than Joseph, there was only one demon living. It was a medium-sized man who looked like a human being, he was most likely also a great demon with the mutated bloodline.
The man quietly waited for Joseph to finish venting, then only he opened his mouth, “Kanita deliberately grabbed the opportunity of you losing the match to accuse master of not completing the Regent’s orders on suppressing the Dark Moon. Wallon who participated in the match on behalf of Red Spirit also took the opportunity to tell the Lord in the face that master put shame on the Red Spirit Estate, and even lost the valuable wyverns to the Dark Moon. That’s why the Lord was so furious. Obviously, Walloon and the few old guys who were initially neutral have defected toward Kanita. We need to be prepared. Master, what you need most now is to keep a calm mind.”
Joseph took a few deep breaths, and he finally calmed down, “Ledo, you are right. The failure has become a reality, so staying angry is pointless. It’s just that the fucking Kanita is so good at taking the advantage when I fall. He actually mentioned a few times in front of the father to replace me to take over the Dark Moon! What’s more, father actually didn’t object!”
“He didn’t object, but he didn’t agree either! Actually, master and Kanita are only competing to be the first successor, not truly succeeding in the Lord’s position. Besides, Sir Lord has yet to reach his old and weak age. That’s why he has been playing with the balance.” Ledo smiled slightly, “Since the failure at the arena is irreversible, master might as well be generous in this aspect. It can show Kanita’s lack of magnanimous. The next step depends on how master wants to counterattack.”
Joseph Shen said with a lowered voice, “Royce came with important news some time ago, Aldas in the Dark Moon City is likely to be attempting grand master-level potions.”
“Grand master-level potions!” Ledo looked stunned, “That Aldas is the dark elf that poisoned and killed the No. 1 potioneer genius from the imperial city? There isn’t any potion grand master in the Demon Realm for thousands of years. Examples of people trying to achieve grand master-level aren’t little, but none succeeded. Is this Aldas certain of succeeding?”
“Even if he has a 99% chance of failing, we can’t ignore the 1% chance of succeeding.” Joseph’s eyes revealed a serious expression. “Aldas was originally sponsored by Princess Royal Shea, so he could barely pass the Master-level assessment. Yet, don’t know what happened these years that his pharmaceutics research has reached such a terrible extent, and he has been hiding it. If it weren’t for Sandro dying in his hands, no one would know his true strength. Nowadays, many people have regarded him as the top potion master of the empire. Even if he fails to attain grand master-level, his powerful strength cannot be ignored. In case he succeeded, I’m afraid even the Regent, Prince Obsidian has to reconsider his moves…”
Ledo nodded thoughtfully, “In this way, even if Aldas can’t be a grand master, as long as he becomes part of our support with his current reputation and strength, even Sir Lord will bias toward master among the successor candidates.”
“Aldas lacked some materials when he was experimenting with potions; he once let his human apprentice to ask for free test samples from the magic store. Royce handled it pretty well as he gifted him a complete piece of every material, at least leaving a rather good impression in Aldas’ heart.”
Ledo’s eyes were brightened, “It seems that as long as we can continue providing a large amount of materials, then…”
“No, Aldas’ loyalty toward Princess Shea is well known. He won’t bother even when the imperial city tried to invite him” A creepy smile gradually appeared on Joseph’s face, “However, everyone has a weakness. During the previous Master Challenge, Sandro once threatened with Aldas’ long lost sister, and he eventually angered Aldas. He didn’t hesitate to show his true strength and poisoned Sandro into ashes with just one potion. Thus, to control or to win Aldas over, his sister was the most important key. Ledo, you shall complete this task; you must find clues in this regard at all costs.”
Ledo bowed and walked out of the room. He waved at the scared maids outside, only then the few maids dared to go in and clean up the mess.
In the Galaxy Divinity Temple’s training ground.
Chen Rui finally endured five days in 4-folds gravity, but he only left the system to sleep, then he immediately continued the difficult training. This time it was the rule of 4-folds gravity and 10 days.
During the gap of boring self-torture, thinking had become his only way to relax. Thinking about his future direction, thinking about the development of Dark Moon, thinking about how to deal with the enemies of Dark Moon… not just thinking about matters, but also the people.
A partner that is supposed to be a dragon, but he is as stubborn as a duck’s beak.
The iceberg royal sister who likes to play with murderous intentions, and shows only her back.
The violent girl who is enthusiastic, generous and eye-catching when she pats her chest.
The little loli who is an unhealthy books collector, blackhearted, precocious and sneak attack with a stunning stick as her ultimate move.
The master who was unjustly framed as the “king of fart”, wholeheartedly wants to learn some potion-related knowledge from the grand master’s inheritance.
The siren who is unwilling to be my maidservant can simply seduce people with her wink, and she has the ultimate move of sucking people dry by kissing.
During the repeated attempts, failures, and reattempts, his psychological and physiological limits were challenged again and again while the filaments from the “Alkaid” light ball were also condensed in an orderly manner.
Princess Retail Store.
Although the business was getting better and better, and the little princess, Alice smiled all day, but someone as attentive as Kia could still find Alice often inexplicably dazed and distracted. Sometimes she would even talk to herself in a voice that only she could hear.
“Hmph, I won’t lose to Athena!”
“Why are these breast enlargement methods from the books useless?”
“Damn Chen Rui, he didn’t come to look for me again. Does he really only like women with big breasts…”
A hidden chamber somewhere in the Dark Moon City.
Athena sat with her legs crossed and her eyes closed. The red flame surrounding her body was swaying along with calm breathing.
She took a deep breath and the flame gradually went off. She opened her eyes and her red irises were like jewels containing extreme heat.
After getting up and stretched for a while, she suddenly touched her smooth face, as if there was some kind of residual heat from her memories.
“That guy… is he alright?”
The garden in the palace’s inner courtyard.
A lonely figure stood quietly at the edge of the pond like an ice sculpture, allowing the breeze to gently sway her long blonde hair and white skirt.
The deep purple eyes stared at the reflection on the water surface. After a long time, she finally raised her head slowly and looked at the duo moon with similar loneliness and beauty in the night sky.
The difference was that they were not alone.
What about you?