The next morning, Adola sent the 2 people to a large building. This was a one-way [Teleportation Portal] that led directly to the Holy Light Mountain. They could enter but not exit. Only internal members who reached a certain level could use it.
It was currently the selection period of the Divinity Temple Knight, yet the Black Death Follower incident recurred again, so the [Teleportation Portal] was quite strictly guarded. Even if Paul was a familiar face and he showed the qualification badge for the selection of Divinity Temple Knight, he still had to go through the routine verification. After confirming that Paul’s identity was correct, Chen Rui as the subordinate seemed insignificant. After a simple registration, they passed through smoothly.
Chen Rui could see that this one-way [Teleportation Portal] was very particular. In addition to the order in which the magic stones were placed, it also required a special medium. If one used force to break in, he was likely to be transported to an unknown place. When the magic circle was ready, it emitted a blue light. Soon, the 2 figures began to twist and disappear into the air.
After a wonderful feeling of being immersed in the water, Chen Rui and Paul appeared in a new place which should be a fixed teleportation platform. It was surrounded by a large number of Light Knights. Upon seeing both of them, they immediately greeted them.
After confirming their identities, Chen Rui and Paul rode forward on 2 reserved horses. Chen Rui still had the little thunderbird on his shoulders as a cover for the identity of the beast tamer.
The road was spacious and flat. There were many undulating mountains along the way. The rocks were mostly white. Perhaps it was the origin of the name ‘White Cliff’. The most conspicuous thing was the highest mountain in the distance. It was outstanding and magnificent.
“That is the Holy Light Mountain of the White Cliff.” Paul pointed to the towering mountain and said high-spiritedly, “As long as I can pass this selection, I will accept His Holiness Pope’s canonization under the Snow Dallet Holy Tree at the Holy Light Mountain’s Snowy Summit Stage and become the Divinity Temple Knight who is respected by thousands of people!”
“Definitely!” Chen Rui stared at the Holy Light Mountain with his eyes wide open like a strange uncle who caught sight of an innocent child: It really doesn’t take a lot of effort to find the answer. I got the news of the Snow Dallet before I even asked. It’s right at the Holy Light Mountain’s Snowy Summit Stage!
“If I can become the Divinity Temple Knight, I will also have the opportunity to be summoned by the 3 archangels. Maybe I can become a holy envoy or even a holy apprentice!” Paul shook the reins, “The official selection is in 2 days. Come, let’s go to the Heavenly Thunder Hall of the Glorious Knight now!”
Holy envoy? Holy apprentice? These 2 terms sound familiar? Chen Rui remembered that it was during the battle of the Dark Demon in the Dark Moon Estate. Nero mistook the [Royal Star Transformation] for the [Armor of Faith] of the holy apprentice. From this point of view, the holy apprentice was clearly the highest believer selected by ‘3 archangels’.
Chen Rui was no longer clueless about the Holy Church after being with Paul these days: The White Cliff had 3 major factions: the pope and the 2 chief archbishops were the representatives of the 3 factions which corresponded to the 3 archangels under the Light God.
Behind the Glorious Pope Vantis was Chief Archangel Michael as the highest leader of the Holy Church. It was also the most powerful faction. The 2 most powerful assistants under his command were Cardinal Roger and Chief Judge Seus.
Behind Archbishop Pusmeer was Seraph Gabriel. Birmingham, 1 of the 3 major Cardinals, belonged to this faction.
Another archbishop was the Holy Light Lady Eudora; Cherub Raphael was behind her. 1 of the 3 Cardinals, Gralin, belonged to this faction.
There were plenty of open and secret struggles between the 3 factions, but they always maintained a delicate balance like the 3 basic pivot points supporting the church. Even if there were changes, the main entity could always remain stable.
The names of these 3 archangels reminded Chen Rui of the religious legends of another world. Judging from the names of Michael, Satan, and Lucifer, there are still many surprising coincidences in the 2 separate parallel worlds.
What puzzled Chen Rui was that the Demon Realm did not have a large faith organization such as the Dark Divinity Temple. That Sir Demon God had hardly shown miracles. Could it be that Sir Light God knocked him out?
The White Cliff’s defense was very strict. Every section was guarded by Light Knights. An identity certificate must be present when passing. However, the White Cliff was now closed to the outside world. As a participant of the Divinity Temple Knight’s selection, Paul led Chen Rui and went all the way unimpeded.
At the foot of the Holy Light Mountain was a city that was as large as the Dragon Bright Capital Yerodisha – Holy Light City.
The residents here were superior to ordinary people in terms of life span and physical condition. They could participate in various activities organized by the church to meet those legendary bigshots. Sometimes they could witness some miracles that only come by luck. For believers who worshipped the light, it was the greatest glory to join the Holy Light City and become the devout people closest to God.
The number of people in the Holy Light City was strictly limited, and only some new residents were taken in every few years. Only the most devout believers could become the residents of Holy Light City, and they had to pass various assessments. Even so, believers still flocked to it.
Holy Light City usually received a large number of foreign pilgrims every day, but it was much quieter now. The devout residents abide by the orders of the church to stay indoors during this period so as not to disturb the selection of Divinity Temple Knight.
Whether it was His Holiness Pope, the 2 archbishops, or the 3 cardinals, none of them lived in Holy Light City, but in the halls of the Holy Light Mountain. The high halls seemed to be like gods in the clouds, looking down at the lowly common people at their feet.
Paul led Chen Rui to the Heavenly Thunder Hall on the side of the Holy Light Mountain which was the highest command of the Glorious Knight. Paul had trained in the Heavenly Thunder Hall for many years and was very familiar with it. He greeted a lot of guard knights whom he knew along the way until they came to the hall and met the highest commander of the Glorious Knight, Paladin Captain Parsali.
Among the Glorious Knights, Light Knight was the lowest level, followed by Divinity Temple Knight, and Paladin was the highest. There were more than 1 Paladin in the Holy Light Mountain, but only Parsali could be called the ‘Paladin Captain’.
Although the Glorious Knight obeyed the command and transfer of the highest leader of the church, strictly speaking, it did not belong to any of the 3 archangels’ factions. As the Paladin Captain, Parsali, nicknamed ‘Glorious Swordmaster’, had always adhered to the knight’s creed of loyalty to the light and guarding justice, treating people with fairness and integrity, and won the respect of knights. However, people who were too principled tend to offend people easily. In the eyes of many people at the top of the church, this Glorious Swordmaster was actually an unpleasant and stubborn stone.
Parsali was more than 200 years old, but he looked just about 40 years old. He had a square face, energetic eyes, and short black hair without a trace of white hair. He looked vibrant.
“Teacher.” Paul bowed respectfully, “I’m here, this is my subordinate, Richard.”
In the [Analytical Eyes], Parsali’s comprehensive strength level was S+. Except for physique, which was S, all other power, spirit, and speed had reached S+ level. [Analysis] showed him as a light attribute magic swordsman, and the degree of danger showed ‘higher’.
By just looking at the data, S+ was the peak stage of the Demon Overlord, but Chen Rui sensed that the strength of this Glorious Swordmaster should be higher than that of the pale golden-skinned Giant Titan in the Storm Valley. He is not an opponent that can be easily defeated. The Holy Light Mountain is the base camp of the Holy Church. I don’t know how many of the top notch powerhouses in the human world are hidden here. In a sense, it far surpasses the 2 holy empires.
In addition to this Parsali, Chen Rui could sense 10 Demon Overlord Paladins in the Heavenly Thunder Hall. The 3 giant leaders – Pope Vantis, Archbishop Pusmeer, and Holy Lady Eudora were also considered to be the top powerhouses. What’s more, there were really terrifying super powerhouses behind the church: 3 archangels.
Although Paul knew very little about 3 Archangels, Chen Rui remembered one thing: The holy dragon Rodriguez’s remnant soul that I encountered in the Tower of Destruction mentioned the name ‘Raphael’. Rodriguez’s strength during his optimum state back then should have been close to or even Pseudo-God, but he was still severely injured by Raphael. Furthermore, he was still full of fear now.
Therefore, the strength of the 3 archangels, Raphael, Michael and Gabriel, should have reached Pseudo-God. Chen Rui was now able to deal with the Demon Overlord powerhouse freely. Maybe there was also a chance against the kingdomized powerhouse if he used the unknown [Pole Star Transformation]. However, he had almost no resistance at all when facing a real Pseudo God powerhouse. Perhaps even the [Star Gate] would be destroyed before it was opened.
So in this enemy’s den, I must be careful. Before I get the Snow Dallet, I can’t make any mistakes in any way.
“Greeting to you, Sir Parsali!” Chen Rui hurriedly bowed, showing just the right excitement on his face.
Parsali did not pay attention to Chen Rui. He nodded slightly, and said to Paul, “The day after tomorrow, the Divinity Temple Knight’s selection contest will officially begin. The candidate’s residence is in the Silver Villa in Holy Light City. Someone will take you there. Prepare yourself in these 2 days. You know my temperament. Although I’m 1 of the chief examiners, I will not give you the slightest advantage just because you are my apprentice.”
“I understand.” Paul bowed again, “Teacher, please rest assured, I will not embarrass you.”
Parsali nodded. He asked a Light Knight to lead them out of the Heavenly Thunder Hall and into the Silver Villa in Holy Light City.
The Silver Villa was the largest ‘hotel’ in Holy Light City. When Paul came here, many candidates had already settled in. Paul only knew a few of the competitors here. Most of them brought their subordinates.
The role of a subordinate was not to show off. For example, the subordinates could go out and walk around to inquire about various intels and news of competitors in this period. Chen Rui intended to inquire about the location of the Snowy Summit Stage, so he immediately volunteered to complete the task of snooping news. Paul naturally agreed. Just as he was about to go out, suddenly someone knocked on the door and opened it. It turned out to be an old acquaintance, Eliza.
“Sir Future Divinity Temple Knight, I returned to the White Cliff before you.” Eliza smiled sweetly.
Paul had already agreed to Eliza to join the Holy Lady Faction, so naturally he didn’t dare to neglect her, “Is there anything, Ms. Eliza?”
“I can’t come if there’s nothing?” Eliza pouted her mouth unhappily, “Alright, I know that you have to calm down and prepare. I’ll not look for you, so I will borrow him instead.”
“Me?” Chen Rui pointed to his nose in surprise. He did not expect that Eliza was looking for him.
Paul was a little surprised. He looked at Chen Rui’s gaze that was asking for help, and he smiled, “Richard still has an important task, but since it is Ms. Eliza’s request, Richard, you can go. Listen to Ms. Eliza.”
TL: Will Eliza bring him to the archangel? What is his plan now? There is no way he can get the Snow Dallet Flower under the eyes of so many powerhouses…
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