Assistant teacher of Starlight College? Chen Rui nodded. As for the name ‘Landbis’, he didn’t delve into it. It was a big world and there were too many people with the same name. Moreover, in Chen Rui’s heart, it didn’t matter if it was or not. ‘Arthur’ had been annihilated while ‘Chen Rui’ was just an outsider.
“It turns out to be Teacher Landbis. My name is Richard. I’m glad to meet you. Now that Teacher Landbis has spoken, I’ll forget about it.”
“Thank you, sir’s generosity is admirable.” Landbis looked at Michelle who was aside. She bowed slightly and walked back with the silly student, Melodan.
Michelle’s impression of Landbis didn’t seem to be very good. Her gaze was a little hostile, and she bowed back with her head turned sideways in the end.
Elves were vegetarians. There was no meat in the food. All green foods were mainly light in taste. As Chen Rui was used to eating meat and fish, these foods had a special flavor. He ate slowly while chatting with Michelle from time to time. Blanche stood silently behind Michelle.
After eating and drinking, Chen Rui stood up, “Let’s go to the palace.”
When passing by Landbis’ table, the beautiful assistant teacher gave Chen Rui a friendly smile. Chen Rui nodded casually. His eyes slightly paused on a beautiful red-haired girl next to Landbis, then he walked out of the restaurant door all the way.
“This guy’s eyes seem to be really blind. Facing senior’s goddess smile which subdues all boys, his mental fluctuation has actually not changed at all.” The red-haired girl said with a grin.
Landbis shook her head slightly, “Ariel, didn’t I tell you not to simply snoop on other people’s emotions? This is impolite.”
“Senior, I just feel unfair for you. Besides, he discovered my sensing power long ago. The ‘snooping’ that was discovered shouldn’t be considered snooping.” Ariel’s eyes narrowed, “I can sense that this person… is very powerful.”
“How powerful is it?” A cold and arrogant voice sounded.
“I don’t know either.” Ariel glanced at the cool young man behind and asked with interest, “You can try it if you have a chance.”
The young man scoffed coldly and did not speak anymore.
Chen Rui followed Michelle toward the palace. Blanche did not follow; she separated from the 2 at the gate of the Green House.
According to Michelle, a ‘professional bean spiller’, Blanche’s mother was from the elf noble family while her father was a half-elf. The elf tribe had always looked down at half-elf, so the combination of the 2 was strongly opposed. In order to get the approval of the elf tribe, Blanche’s father went to the dangerous Nightmare Wilderness to find the springwater of the Fountain of Vitality to save the sacred Tree of Nature of the elf tribe. Unfortunately, he died in the Nightmare Wilderness. Blanche’s mother had just given birth to her daughter. Hearing this sad news, she was utterly distraught and died of depression after a serious illness. Blanche had been discriminated against by the elf tribe since she was a child. If it was not for her mother’s special status who had made outstanding contributions to the elf tribe, she would have been kicked out of the Jade Forest Sea as early as that year.
The reason why Blanche wore the eye patch was not blindness, but because that eye had been mutated because it inherited some kind of power from her father. It had a forbidden power, so she usually wore an eye patch to cover up.
During the conversation, the 2 had already arrived at the palace. The palace of the elf tribe was on a cliff. The exquisite buildings exuded a poetic charm. Even a corridor or a section of stairs were all exquisite artworks.
Chen Rui followed Michelle all the way into the palace hall without obstruction.
On the throne, there was a female elf with a crown on her head. She had a beautiful appearance as well as delicate and shiny skin. She was wearing a long silver-white dress without too much embellishment, but it revealed a graceful and luxurious elegance. Those crystal-like green eyes gave people the deepest impression as if they could see through everything.
The supreme ruler of the elf tribe, Michelle’s mother, Empress Liv.
Comprehensive Strength Assessment: S++
Physique: S+, Strength: S+, Spirit: S++, Speed: S++.
Attribute: Wind attribute, proficient in archery and magic.
Degree of danger: High.
Empress Liv empress was next to the 2 elders whom he met last night, Patricy and Cheropan.
“Welcome, the envoy of the mountain hobbit, Sir Richard.” The empress’ melodious voice sounded, “Please have a seat.”
“It’s a great honor to meet the beautiful and noble Your Majesty Empress.” Chen Rui bowed and sat in the lower seat. Michelle stood beside the empress.
“I’m very surprised that the king of the mountain hobbit will actually entrust a human to come as an envoy. An outstanding human indeed.” The empress was slightly moved when she looked at Duoduo on Chen Rui’s shoulder, then she recovered her senses.
“Special envoy with a bird.” Michelle whispered. Empress Liv glared at her. The latter sentence “I want to touch it” was swallowed back due to the glare.
Chen Rui grinned and did not go on with the topic of ‘bird’. He said, “I’m also surprised that I was fortunate enough to meet Your Majesty. His Highness Hobbit King Ovge initially gave me a badge… I’m sorry, but I didn’t know that it was the Holy Leaf Heraldry at the time. Then, he entrusted me to find a stolen blueprint and asked me to give it to the elf tribe’s Grand Master Finoia. Later, I found the blueprint by chance, so I immediately set off to the Jade Forest Sea. Thanks to Princess Michelle and Ms. Blanche’s help that I am able to reach here.”
Seeing Chen Rui deliberately mentioning her, Empress Liv nodded and said, “So, it seems that Sir Richard does not understand the meaning of the Holy Leaf Heraldry. The appearance of this heraldry at the Silver Moon Celestial Capital represents the attitude of the mountain hobbit. As a trusted friend of the hobbit king, sir, please convey the elf tribe’s most sincere kindness and respect to the mountain hobbit. Let the past events go with the wind. We should focus on the future of the 2 tribes, the elf tribe and the mountain hobbit will establish an intimate relationship of mutual assistance, advancement and retreat just like the ancient covenant.”
“I believe the mountain hobbit will cherish this friendship with the elf, but I’m afraid Your Majesty Empress will need to send another envoy to the Thick Soil Castle. I only promised Royal Highness Ovge to use this heraldry to enter the forest sea and hand over the blueprint to Grand Master Finoia.” Chen Rui took out the Holy Leaf Heraldry, “I have successfully reached the forest sea, and now I only have to hand the blueprint to Grand Master Finoia. As for everything other than this, it has nothing to do with me.”
Putting aside Michelle, Empress Liv and the 2 elders looked at each other and simultaneously showed a surprised expression. This task is not difficult. ‘Richard’ can get the favors and benefits from the hobbit and the elf tribe that ordinary humans cannot get by being a facilitator of the friendship between the 2 races. However, he rejected all these in a sentence. At most, there is only a ‘personal’ relationship with Grand Master Finoia.
Liv slightly pondered. A voice sounded in Chen Rui’s mind, “Sir is so eager to steer clear with the mountain hobbit. Is there any special reason? Or you don’t want to burden the mountain hobbit?”
Chen Rui didn’t expect the insight of the elf empress to be so strong. He also responded with the power of the [Analytical Eyes], “Perhaps. I only have 1 request. Your Majesty, please allow me to personally hand over the blueprint to Grand Master Finoia.”
“You have a very magical spirit power.” Empress Liv’s beautiful eyes were even more shocking. “To me, these words are not simple emotional transmissions. They are completely flawless elf language which is even better than the elf’s soul language. Not only that, I also cannot figure out the strength you are hiding. I feel fortunate for my allies of the hobbit tribe for having a powerful friend; a true friend. I kind of understand why Royal Highness Ovge gave you the Holy Leaf Heraldry.”
“Your Majesty has overpraised. I just finished a promised matter.”
“Do you know the origin of the kid on your shoulder?”
“I think I know.”
“It seems that you brought me a lot of surprises today…”
After a brief and rapid heart-to-heart exchange, the elf empress took a deep look at Chen Rui and signaled Patricy to take back the Holy Leaf Heraldry before speaking, “Since this is the case, then I will not force you. Thank you Sir Richard for contributing to the friendship between the hobbit and the elf tribe. Michelle, take Sir Richard to the Purple Heart Treehouse to pass the blueprint to Sir Finoia.”
Chen Rui immediately got up to leave and followed Michelle out. The elf empress was not only a powerhouse, but also a sage. She neither promised to take all the troubles that might arise nor expel him from the Silver Moon Celestial Capital once his value was delivered. Instead, she deliberately avoided this question which had actually shown the attitude.
The Purple Heart Treehouse was located in the Purple Forest outside the Silver Moon Celestial Capital. This forest was designated as a special area. and no one was allowed to enter without the permission of Grand Master Finoia. Grand Master Finoia had not met foreign visitors for many years. Even the elf tribe people rarely see this grand master. The general affairs were handled by his direct apprentice, the elf tribe’s well-known alchemist, Master Taranna.
Taranna’s residence was on the bank of the small lake at the entrance of the Purple Forest. She was greeting a group of guests at this time.
These guests were the students of Starlight College. The trial test of Master Taranna was 1 of the contents of the assessment for obtaining an advanced bachelor’s degree.
A total of 12 students participated in the trial test including the princess of the elf tribe, Michelle’s sister, Philly. In addition to Landbis, there were 2 teachers from Starlight College.
Although Taranna was already 500 years old, his appearance was still a handsome young man in his twenties. Elf’s appearance would not change after reaching the adult stage, even for hundreds of years. Only in the last 10 years of his life would he begin to age rapidly.
“From now until dark, the closer the person is to the Purple Heart Treehouse, the higher the score. If you can enter the treehouse, you can also get extra guidance from the grand master. Grand Master Finoia is not only an alchemy grand master, he is also the powerhouse of peak stage Saint.”
Taranna’s words brightened everyone’s eyes. Master Elf went on to say, “However, the last thing to remind you is that the Purple Forest is by no means a simple place. It contains all kinds of dangers, and some are even fatal. You can use all methods to enter. Don’t lose the teleportation stone that I gave you. In case of irresistible danger, you can use it to teleport out. Everyone has only 1 chance to teleport. After teleporting out, you can’t enter again. You must grasp it well, understand?”
The 12 students responded in unison, “Understood!”
At this moment, the figures of Michelle and Chen Rui appeared by the lake. Michelle waved to Taranna from a distance, “Master Taranna, will you take us to see teacher?”
As soon as these words came out, everyone’s eyes looked over.
TL: Are these ancient rune traps? Chen Rui can get into the house without Taranna right? Will Isyorul chases him here at the elf tribe?
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