In the arena, the seductive succubus introduced both parties to the audience excitedly. After “Balrog”, Reka took a look at the VIP seat, he decided to have an empty-handed battle. He then told No. 64 5 words, “Are you ready to die?”
What surprised Succubus was that No. 64’s declaration didn’t include anything about betting. Coincidentally, it was also 5 words like Reka, “Please don’t let me down.”
The so-called strongest Intermediate Demon battle began. The audience held their breath. preparing to see the most violent collision. However, after both men got into their battle posture, none of them move. They were just staring at each other closely, trying to look for an opening.
If the gaze was a weapon, then both parties had already collided thousands of times in an instant. Reka’s gaze was like an erupting volcano, any move will be earth-shattering while No. 64 was as calm as a lake; his greatest power was hidden deep in the calmness.
Right when the audience was getting impatient, someone finally took the lead. Unexpectedly, the first one to move was actually No. 64.
At the moment that No. 64 made a move, Royce’s and Arux’s eyes flashed with lights simultaneously. The audience was also surprised because No. 64 actually disappeared!
Almost at the same time, a fast-paced hitting sound came from Reka, “Poom! Poom! Poom! Poom…“
Reka had already adopted a defensive posture; his body was shaking involuntarily; he was clearly in a passive move. Some of the audience with extraordinary eyesight had already noticed that No. 64 thin figure appeared and disappeared frequently around Reka while the ground beneath Reka gradually cracked.
Among the audience, the dark elf, Jesse’s face looked oddly pale. His pupil shrunk, staring at the high-speed figure in the field. He actually felt like he almost couldn’t keep up with his eyesight.
Jesse had always been proud of his speed. Even losing to Aguile last time, his speed was still superior. Yet, only 20 days past, Aguile’s speed… actually improved to such a horrific degree!
Not only speed! Also power! When he was fighting with Silva in the ancient house, he hadn’t shown such power. What happened in this half-month?
With Aguile’s absolute advantage with his current strength and speed advantage, if they battle again, Jesse most probably couldn’t last more than 5 minutes or even shorter! Am I really challenging this man after a month? The dark elf tightly clenched his fist, and his knuckles were already paled.
Can you still become stronger? The voice sounded again in his ear.
“I can!” Jesse snorted lowly as if he was answering that person, but it was more like answering himself.
In contrast, the Cloak Gang members led by the old dwarf who specifically came to cheer was excited while watching, and they cheered for their leader loudly. These cloaks of varied sizes also became a strange landscape in the stand.
In the arena, the violent blows continued, but the change of rhythm became more erratic. Reka had slowly retreated, but the posture of defending critical parts never changed. Yet, other parts could only be attacked. That was also because it was Balrog, who was known for his offensive, defensive capabilities, and endurance. If it were someone else, he probably couldn’t endure it and faint.
As Reka was retreating, then “Poom!“, a red flame appeared on his body, and he disappeared instantly. Chen Rui missed a hit; Reka appeared behind him at the same time. A burning fist launched out instantly; Reka launched his first counterattack finally.
However, that punch also missed. Chen Rui flicked and distanced himself 6 to 7 meters away at high speed.
The Great Demon family had three basic talents: The first one was weapon expertise. They were good at using various weapons especially the scythe. That’s why they were also called the grim reaper.
The second was teleportation. Chen Rui had already seen it during the Sky Battle. At that time, when Alan fell from the wyvern’s back and used teleportation in midair to safely return to the ground. The higher the level of Great Demon, the farther the effective distance of teleportation, and the shorter the cooldown of the skill.
The third was demonic fire. The role of demonic fire wasn’t to burn the enemy but to burn oneself, which was equivalent to a stimulant for power enhancement. The effect and effective time of demonic fire were directly proportional to the user’s talent and strength.
To Reka’s surprise, after using the demonic fire to enhance his strength, he was still unable to catch up with the speed of the opponent. On the other hand, his opponent actually didn’t pant or showed any sign of exhaustion after such a series of high-speed attacks.
“If just looking solely on the speed,” Royce at the VIP seat put down his glass and looked appreciative, “No. 64 was close to the level of early Greater Demon. I truly don’t understand how he did he train to such extent. Reka’s victory might be difficult in this battle.”
Arux didn’t say anything; his eyes faintly burned with inexplicable flames. Just a month ago, this No. 64 was just a powerless nobody. I never expect him to improve to such an extent in such a short period of time.
Although he can only be regarded as a relatively strong nobody, there is still a month time. After a month, how much could Aguile grow? The Great Demon’s face had a strange smile. He then raised his head and downed the wine in the glass.
“A guy who only evades. You don’t even have the courage to defend directly?” Reka sneered with disdain.
Such a standard of provoking words truly suck. Chen Rui shook his head. He was too lazy to say anything. Instead, he reached out his hand and gestured Reka to come on. Such obvious provocative action was clearly more effective; the demonic fire on the angered Reka blazed stronger. He jumped and charged toward Chen Rui from above.
This time, Chen Rui didn’t make use of his speed advantage to dodge. He adopted a defensive posture instead to actually face his opponent’s strength with his own weakness. A strange look appeared on Reka’s face; both of them collided instantly.
The audience exclaimed and saw No. 64 reached out his hand. He actually blocked Reka’s violent, burning punch directly. His feet moved slightly to the back, then he held his body. “Ka!“, the slate beneath cracked again, showing the power of this punch.
Chen Rui also punched without hesitation. Reka blocked the attack; his body also swayed slightly. It seemed that they were evenly matched. Subsequently, the two began to have a head-on match without any fancy moves; the dull fighting sound was endless.
This fierce scene made everyone stunned. This cloaked, mysterious guy was not only amazingly fast, but his power could even rival Reka. The fighting sound continued; the thick and hard slates under their feet couldn’t stand the pressure and fragmented. It was not only the collision of power, but also the collision of willpower.
That is what we called a battle! Coming to the arena today is definitely worth it. The audience was stirred up and cheered excitedly. The audience led by the cloaked demons cheered for No. 64 loudly while the other group cheered for Balrog. Their cheers were getting louder and louder.
Chen Rui didn’t realize that during this mad, violent battle, his body was faintly revealing a layer of white light as if something was about to emerge.
“He’s a good one. At least, he has the same strength and endurance as Reka. This match deserves to be called the strongest Intermediate Demon battle. Yet, this No. 64 obviously has a speed close to a Greater Demon. Why did he choose such an unwise way to fight?” Royce as a Great Demon who liked to strategize felt a bit puzzled.
After listening to Royce’s comment at the side, Alan was even more confident: Fortunately, I sent Najib to threaten him, otherwise, Reka might really lose. This time I made a big bet; I can make a huge profit. That Aguile is quite a tactful guy, and he has decent strength. I can consider recruiting him to work for the Karon Family in the future.
“A whetstone….?” Arux narrowed his eyes and answered himself. He seemed to understand Chen Rui’s true intention.
Time passed by, but the rhythm of battle in the arena still did not slow down. However, both parties had begun to pant slightly. Reka initially wanted to rely on his endurance to exhaust his opponent, but he didn’t expect his opponent’s endurance was slightly above himself. In particular, the bravery of risking his life made “Balrog” secretly worried.
After all, Reka was still the King of Intermediate Demons, so his strength was absolutely not a fluke. He knew it would be bad for him if this close-combat continued. He immediately shouted and punched toward Chen Rui with full force. When the two were blown away by each other’s strength, Reka used his teleportation and instantly appeared behind Chen Rui. He was covered in blazing flames. Both his hands formed a claw shape. Within his palm, a burning ball of light quickly formed, and it was launched toward Chen Rui.
That was <Pyroblast>, Reka’s ultimate move which was created by combining his talents. It had amazing damage. This was the origin of his name, “Balrog”.
Chen Rui hadn’t landed properly. He had just exhausted his strength too, and he hadn’t recovered. Besides, there was no place to support himself. At the desperate moment, he could only turn around and cross his arms to make a defensive posture.
The <Pyroblast> imploded when it hit Chen Rui’s arm, and the strong force blew him away, even tearing his cloak. As Reka hit successfully, he posed his hands again. Another two <Pyroblast> were launched toward Chen Rui, then the blasting sound resounded in the arena again.
I have to take this opportunity to kill No. 64! Reka had already exhausted all his strength. His pair of hands seemed to become 4, shooting <Pyroblast> one after another like a four-barrel machine gun that was desperately sparking.
The explosive sounds resonated in the entire arena successively. Cloud of dust and debris were all they could see; they could hardly see what happened within.
After a long time, Reka finally stopped the bombardment. He was panting heavily. The flame on his body was clearly weaker. No matter how strong was his endurance, there was still a limit to it. That chain of <Pyroblast> had almost exhausted Reka’s strength, but he finally settled this difficult opponent. He couldn’t help but smile – He didn’t think that there would be any Intermediate Demon that could survive under the all-out bombardment of his mutated talent.
The cloud of dust slowly settled, but Reka’s smile suddenly froze on his face. A standing figure gradually became clearer within the smoke. The members of Cloak Gang and the supporters of No. 64 immediately cheered when they saw the figure.
Chen Rui’s situation at that time wasn’t good. He was panting while adjusting his Star Power. His cloak had long ruined, and his body was covered with shocking wounds caused by the <Pyroblast>. The ground under his feet was shattered as if there was a big pit in the arena.
However, Chen Rui’s injuries were mostly superficial, and it didn’t damage any muscles or bones. This was due to the great effect of Alkaid state’s <Refined Body> these days. If it were 20 days ago, he would probably be dead.
Chen Rui tore off the remaining of the cloak. He jumped and left the pit. He walked toward Reka slowly. Although his steps weren’t fast, each step seemed to be stepping on “Balrog’s” heart.
Reka’s heart trembled slightly; there was a chill from his back.