The unexpected arrival at the human world shocked Chen Rui who was unprepared. He took a long time to come back to his senses. The 3 mercenaries were long gone.
If it was ‘Arthur’, he would definitely be ecstatic at this moment to return to the human world from the horrifying Demon Realm; if Chen Rui was just reborn from the cross over, he would be happy to be the idle prince; but now it was different. After more than 3 years, his roots had grown in the Demon Realm. His women, Athena, Zola, Shea, Kia, Isabella, as well as Catherine the Great, and friends like Paglio, Roman, Delia, Aldas, Moore and so on were all at the Demon Realm. In other words, the Demon Realm was his real home.
So now Chen Rui’s first reaction was to return to the Demon Realm. Just in case, he set up a star point in the jungle. There were 2 original star points which were set at the Fallen Angel Capital and the water elementals’ Deep Blue Island. After 6-star evolution, the [Star Gate] had 3 star points, so the flexibility of this skill would be much greater.
When Chen Rui activated the [Star Gate] to return to the Demon Realm star point, an accident happened. The system prompted, “1 million faith crystals are required for A-level space crossover. The number of faith crystals is insufficient and cannot be used.”
This prompt made Chen Rui dumbfounded. 1 million faith crystal? A-level space should refer to the space level of the human world and the Demon Realm, but the ‘travel cost’ is too absurd. I now have only 6,000 faith crystals which are not even enough to activate the Pole Star Transformation that requires 10,000 crystals, let alone the astronomical figure of 1 million.
Although the hidden danger of Shura has been solved, [Galaxy Territory] has also expanded several times, and the accumulation of faith power has greatly increased, but it will take a long time to reach 1 million. The most important thing is that the deadly [Light Annihilation Seal] on Isabella hasn’t been dispelled yet!
With the help of Earth Elemental King Moore, the activation of the [Light Annihilation Seal] is extended to 9 months. After departing from the Fallen Angel Capital, it has been more than 3 months by the time I arrived at the Tower of Destruction after going past various sea areas. At most, I have only less than half a year left.
I don’t know how long I have fallen asleep during the time I was teleported to the human world after defeating Shura. Once the final time limit is exceeded, Isabella’s life will come to an end. The more Chen Rui thought about it, the more nervous he became. The joy after advancement disappeared. Now the key was to figure out this time issue.
Thinking of this, Chen Rui ran in the direction of the previous 3 mercenaries. Although his speed was quite amazing, the mountain roads were intricate. The 3 of them had been away for a long time, so he was unable to find them for a while, but he sensed that there was a person near the trail not far ahead.
Chen Rui immediately turned to the trail and approached the man in the blink of an eye. This was a relatively tall man. This ‘relatively tall’ was for humans. Compared with the burly minotaur and great demons of demons, he could only be regarded as average.
The man was leaning under a big tree. Holding a wine bottle in his hand, his body smelled of wine. There was a spear on the ground. In the [Analytical Eyes], his Comprehensive Strength Assessment was E+ which was equivalent to the demons’ later stage of the Intermediate Demon.
With Chen Rui’s current strength, he could crush this man to death with a single finger. He walked over without hiding. He used [Breath Holding], and his apparent strength was only the Intermediate Demon. When the man saw him walking over, his eyes brightened as he picked up the spear on the ground to greet him.
“Brother, may I ask if this is…”
Chen Rui remembered the common language that Nero said back then, and he asked tentatively. However, before he could finish speaking, he was interrupted by the man. No doubt, it was also common language, “Hey! You must be the rookie mercenary of the Blue Wild Forest!”
Chen Rui was taken aback, “Huh?“
“Don’t pretend anymore! Rookie.” The man sneered, “I can see that you have suffered a lot in the Blue Wild Forest at first glance. You have even lost your weapons!”
Chen Rui had experienced a series of battles with the underwater undead huge beast, Lich King, the holy dragon as well as Shura in the Dead Sea. At this moment, his appearance was indeed very haggard, but since the man had such a preconception, Chen Rui naturally would not explain. He just nodded in accordance with the man.
The man’s eyes were even brighter. His body was full of vigor, “So, rookie, you must have never heard of me, ‘Burning Spear’ Master Lucio’s reputation! This is my domain. If you want to return to Town Gudam, you must first hand over some valuables! At least 20 white crystal coins! Otherwise, I don’t mind stripping you out to feed the wolf.”
When Chen Rui used the fundraising scheme to scam Obsidian back then, he knew that the coins of the Demon Realm and the human world were the same. Obviously, Master Lucio in front of me is an incompetent robber. He requested for a ‘huge amount of money’ of 20 white crystal coins. It’s almost the same as the lowest level gangster of the Dark Moon City in the past. That’s right, it was indeed ‘in the past’. The living standard of Dark Moon City has been greatly improved now. Those gangsters wouldn’t be bothered to ask for 20 white crystal coins.
Before Master Lucio had the time to threaten the rookie with a few more words, he felt dizzy. An unimaginable and terrifying murderous aura instantly locked his whole body, and he couldn’t move.
“Now, I’ll ask 1 sentence, and you answer accordingly.” Chen Rui was worried about Isabella’s curse, so he had no time for this kind of delay, “If there are any untrue words…”
When Chen Rui lightly tapped the spear in Lucio’s hand, the tip of the spear suddenly turned into iron shavings and disappeared, leaving only the bald handle of the spear like a stick.
The big beads of sweat dripped down from Lucio’s forehead. He couldn’t wait to slap himself: Too terrifying! He turned the spear of fine iron into scraps with 1 finger. This kind of strength is definitely not only a Warrior; I’m afraid that he has reached the Master! I was actually so blinded that I thought of him as a rookie and even took the initiative to blackmail him?
The humans’ Warrior was equivalent to the Demon Realm’s lower-level Lesser Demon, Intermediate Demon, and Higher Demon; Master was equal to the middle-level Demon King and Great Demon King; Saint was the Demon Emperor and Demon Overlord.
Facing the ‘Master’ powerhouse, Lucio nodded and dared not have the slightest hesitation. If he knew that this young man who looked like a rookie in front of him had the real combat power that surpassed the top Saint powerhouse, what kind of tragic expression would he have?
“What year is it now? What month and date?”
This question surprised Lucio. He was obsessed with a niche novel written by a delusional guy in the elf tribe hundreds of years ago which said that the protagonist’s soul was reborn after a space crossover. He became invincible in another novel world, became a deity, and also harvested countless beauties. After the protagonist was reborn, the first sentence he asked usually sounded like this.
Lucio was curious, but he didn’t dare to ask more. He replied, “Today is the third year of the solar twelfth year, 15th July.”
Chen Rui heard Samuel mentioned in the Red Spirit Estate about the epoch of the human world and the time when Samuel came to the Demon Realm. He recalled and carefully calculated it on the spot. Lucio was lost in thought when he saw that Chen Rui seemed to ignore him. He had a few thoughts in his mind, but he finally dismissed the thought of running away. With the strength of this powerhouse, I’m afraid that I will be overtaken before I can run far. I will surely die if I infuriate him.
Chen Rui calculated it several times carefully, and he finally confirmed it. 4 months have passed from the journey of the Dead Sea and the awakening from this space crossover, so there is still 5 months until the final activation of the [Light Annihilation Seal] of Isabella.
5 months is not enough. The Dark Elemental King who can save Isabella is imprisoned in the Tower of Destruction by the remnant soul of the holy dragon Rodriguez. The nearest star point of the [Star Gate] is the Deep Blue Palace of the Water Elemental King. It takes nearly a month’s voyage from the Deep Blue Palace to the Land of Hatred. Even if the Dark Elemental King is successfully rescued, taking the Dark Elemental King back to the Fallen Angel Capital will take 2 months at the earliest because the [Star Gate] cannot “carry people”. After deducting 3 months from 5 months, only 2 months are left. This does not include possible battles and ups and downs.
I must collect 1 million faith crystals in 2 months. According to the current growth rate, this is an impossible task.
Therefore, I must consider other ways to save Isabella. Besides the Dark Elemental King, there are 2 ways to cancel the [Light Annihilation Seal]. 1 is to kill the caster, the other is to find the Snow Dallet flower.
Killing the caster is considered the best solution. He can dispel the [Light Annihilation Seal] automatically without returning to the Demon Realm, but the empire area of the human world is much larger than the Demon Realm. Furthermore, hundreds of years have passed. Finding and killing the guy who deceived Isabella was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
As such, finding the Snow Dallet flower is the most likely way to succeed. My task now is to gather 1 million faith crystals in 5 months, then get the Snow Dallet flower from Holy Light Mountain, and use the [Star Gate] to return directly to the Fallen Angel Empire to save Yini.
Of course, I can inquire about the whereabouts of Breeze Shadow Boots at the same time. It will be best if I can track down the bastard back then; I can solve them together.
Chen Rui, who had made up his mind, nodded and asked, “Which empire is this? How far is it from Holy Light Mountain?”
Upon hearing the familiar name of Holy Light Mountain, Lucio’s ‘crossover’ fantasy suddenly vanished. He answered honestly, “This is Yang Shao Empire, Holy Light Mountain is in the White Cliff between Dragon Bright Empire and Blue Glory Empire which is very far. Sir can go to Yang Shao Capital first, then from the capital to Dragon Tooth City on the border of the Dragon Bright Empire. The Dragon Tooth City has a [Teleportation Portal] dedicated toward the White Cliff.”
Hearing the name of Dragon Bright Empire, Chen Rui’s mind moved. ‘Arthur’ is the real prince of the Dragon Bright Empire. Is it possible to use this identity? But this idea was only fleeting. The most important matter now was to get Snow Dallet to rescue Isabella. Moreover, Prince Arthur was involved in too many matters, so he shouldn’t reveal this identity until he was forced to do so.
“Sir, this is the first time you have come to the Yang Shao Empire. Dragon Bright Empire is 1 of the 2 major light empires. It is well guarded. If you want to go to Dragon Bright Empire through the capital, you must have a corresponding identity certificate. I can accompany sir to the mercenary union to apply for a certificate.”
Lucio’s flattery voice sounded. Chen Rui understood that this guy wanted to save his own life. He thought for a while and nodded.
TL: Will it be easy to get the flower? Is there any test waiting for him on the cliff?
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