Facing the arrival of his old enemy, Saman, Tetenis’ eyes showed hatred, “Saman, you are not welcome here.”
“Don’t worry, little guy.” Saman laughed strangely. To him who had lived for tens of thousands of years, Tetenis was indeed only a ‘little guy’.
Saman looked at the situation in the yard. His eyes were fixed on the forged sword, and he was slightly surprised, “I didn’t expect you to have reached this level, at least as strong as your teacher, Lunce. So, it seems that the Death Game 3 months later will be more interesting than I imagined.”
Chen Rui heard from Tetenis that the contract of Inheritance Crystal was very magical. Saman and Tetenis couldn’t harm each other within the scope of the contract, nor could they be injured by external forces. Even if Tetenis could surpass the crystal rule and kill Saman, then he would also die, so he could only win through the rule.
“This young man is your apprentice?” Saman looked at Chen Rui for a while, and shook his head. “What a wonderful young vitality. It seems that your teacher is too stingy. He doesn’t even want to leave the true inheritance to his apprentice.”
“I also want to find a scapegoat who can be an inheritor.” Tetenis sneered, “It’s a pity that there is only 1 fighting muscle in this mind, which is not the right material at all.”
Chen Rui was silent for a while and did not say anything. He knew that the old man’s sarcastic irony was to protect him, even at the expense of himself.
Tetenis once asked Chen Rui when he was accepting an apprentice. Unsurprisingly, Chen Rui did not accept it. As time went on, Chen Rui had been regarded by Tetenis as the true successor. Even if Chen Rui wanted to accept it, he wouldn’t agree.
“Really? That’s really a shame… 10,000 years will be over soon. As a remembrance, and as a return to Rosenberg’s curse, I will separate your soul separately and place it in a magic container to torture slowly like a living hell.” Saman said sternly, “Don’t blame me. Blame you for being an inheritor of the Dawor bloodline. With the contract of soul imprint, it’s useless to run away. So, better enjoy your last 3months.”
Tetenis had already put life and death out of the picture. He showed a contemptuous sneer, “If you come here just to fart, then you are done. Get out!”
“Wait a minute, teacher.” Chen Rui said. This title made Tetenis and Saman’s facial expressions change at the same time. Tetenis was furious while Saman showed a hideous smile.
Chen Rui said unhurriedly, “Sir Saman, don’t you think 3 months later is inopportune? Next year… Uh, about 10 months later, the Fallen Angel Empire and the Dark Shadow Empire will jointly organize a potioneer contest. At that time, how about determining the outcome in front of all the spectators present? Once the 10,000-year time limit expires, the curse and other restrictions disappear. If you win, you can use this to become famous in the Demon Realm and become the strongest grand master. What do you think?”
“Interesting.” Saman stared at Chen Rui with a wary look, “I don’t know what tricks you have, but I won’t agree. I don’t want to wait even a day!”
At this moment, the silent corpse necromancer clone said, “No, you can agree, but the prerequisite is that you have to accept the imprint to replace Tetenis. The bet is naturally your life.”
Saman looked at the corpse necromancer in surprise, but the corpse necromancer ignored Saman. He just glared at Chen Rui with the flickering flames in his eyes. Saman frowned and nodded, “Yes, that’s the condition!”
“No!” Tetenis said furiously, “He is not the inheritor of the soul imprint. He is not qualified to participate!”
Chen Rui smiled slightly, “I think my teacher won’t be so stingy, right?”
Due to the special attribute of the soul imprint, if the inheritor was not specified, the half soul imprint of Dawor would automatically find the next successor. However, this was the last competition. The soul imprint would be completely integrated and would not be automatically inherited. In other words, as long as Chen Rui didn’t take the initiative to accept the inheritance, even if Tetenis died, he would be fine.
However, Chen Rui proposed to accept the inheritance at this time, which was no different from seeking death. The old man, Tetenis, was the most angry. He didn’t expect that this most important apprentice would propose to accept the inheritance at this most critical moment, and in the face of his great nemesis!
“It’s no use even if he wants to be stingy. As long as you are willing to pay a certain amount of life force as the price, and get my approval as the opponent.” Saman smiled hideously when he saw Tetenis’ rage, “Tetenis, you want to give him the imprint yourself or let me tell him that incantation?”
Tetenis shook as if he was electrocuted.
Saman lamented, “History is always surprisingly similar. Tetenis, Lunce didn’t designate you as the next inheritor in the past. In order to seek revenge, you also used this incantation to obtain the right of imprint inheritance. Now your apprentice is willing to die on behalf of you. What an enviable relationship between teacher and apprentice! Haha!“
Tetenis trembled and clenched his fists. Chen Rui just realized that there was such a secret, so he interjected, “This old guy is very stubborn, I think Sir Saman should tell me the incantation.”
“Hold on!” Tetenis seemed to be 100 years older in an instant, and his voice was full of depression, “I will pass on the soul imprint to you, but Saman, you must swear by the imprint first, the time of the battle will change to the potioneer contest next year!”
Saman glanced at the corpse necromancer clone next to him and nodded, “Okay!”
After Saman swore by the imprint, the inheritance of the soul imprint was very smooth. It was as if countless compressed memories had entered his mind. This information volume was so huge that even Chen Rui with great spirit power was dizzy for a long time before recovering.
Saman did not linger anymore after witnessing the success of the soul imprint inheritance. He laughed and left with the corpse necromancer clone.
Tetenis who had gotten rid of the soul imprint was equivalent to escaping from the death race. This had no effect on life, but the old man sat down on the chair dazedly as if he had lost his life.
Chen Rui’s mind shifted, and his figure quickly faded.
After leaving the house, Saman immediately asked the corpse necromancer clone, “Ukleus! Why did you agree to that kid’s request? The cost of extending the contract is too great. Each day extension will shorten our life by 1 month. 10 months is 300 years!”
“Hmph! What do you know! No pain no gain!” 2 gloomy flames glowed in the black cloak of the corpse necromancer, “I can sense the strong vitality breath on that young man. How can it be compared to the mere 300 years? If we can get his lifespan, then even Dragon Island…”
At this time, Saman seemed to sense something and glanced at the house behind. Although Ukleus didn’t notice anything, he immediately stopped the topic vigilantly and only said, “Let’s go. We will harvest during next year’s potioneer contest!”
The corpse necromancer clone used some method, and the 2 of them gradually faded in the blink of an eye.
Chen Rui’s figure appeared in front of the house. Although there were only a few sentences in the conversation between the 2, some clues could be heard. It turned out that Ukleus’s purpose was for Chen Rui’s tens of thousands of years of life. There seems to be a special connection between this corpse necromancer and Saman. They also mentioned Dragon Island in the end.
It’s a pity that there is a special sensing power among soul imprints that even [Sneak] skills can’t block. That’s why I was almost caught by Saman just now.
Chen Rui thought for a while. When he returned to the yard, he saw the old man still sitting there dazedly.
Chen Rui grinned as he came to the old man, “Old man, I have something to do. I’ll go back first.”
“Bastard kid!” Tetenis suddenly jumped up and raised his hand to slap Chen Rui’s face. With his current strength, there was no way he could hit Chen Rui, but Chen Rui didn’t dodge. He just looked at the old man while smiling.
Tetenis’ hand trembled, but he did not hit Chen Rui in the end. He grasped his shoulders, “You fool! Your aptitude is better than mine, and you are younger. You even have the inheritance of the grand master. Sooner or later you will become the top grand master in the history of the Demon Realm. Why do such a stupid thing?! Why?!”
“No need ‘sooner or later’. Now is a good time. As long as I defeat Saman in the highly anticipated competition, won’t I become the promising grand master of the Demon Realm?” Chen Rui smiled indifferently, “Alchemy is similar to training. How can I unleash my talent without any experiences? Old man, don’t underestimate me. I have black potions, and I got half of the soul imprint, and I will soon become a mechanic grand master. A small character like Saman will only become my stepping stone.”
Tetenis sighed. The amount of knowledge contained in the soul imprint was extremely huge. Due to time and energy, Tetenis had only digested and understood a part of it over the years. How can he be promoted to grand master in such a short period of time? Even with black potions, Chen Rui’s knowledge is not as good as Tetenis, and the ability to ‘create’ black potions depends on the grand master’s ‘spiritual thought’. It is incomparable to Saman’s true understanding of black potions. Furthermore, the Death Game of the spiritual imprint is very random; once the grand master’s spirit fails to work during the competition, it will be too late to regret.
The old man was only half right. The Super System would not fail unless Chen Rui had an individual problem. However, mechanical skills were indeed his weakness. Chen Rui had just touched the level of the grand master; he would undoubtedly lose the match against Saman, who had already been a grand master for many years.
While the old man was thinking, Chen Rui had broken free from his strong clutch as he smiled, “There is a saying, called the back wave of Yangtze River pushes the front wave, and the front wave died on the beach (metaphor for young people replacing the old in every field)…. Forget it, you won’t understand it anyway. Old man, you are so old now, why do you want to be in the limelight? Give this opportunity to become famous to young people. At your free time, you can drink a little wine, do some research, or go out with Lisa and Alian. Do you want me to get you a woman?”
With red eyes, the old man smashed everything he could pick up at Chen Rui, “Get lost!”
Seeing the apprentice’s squirming figure holding his head. Tetenis wanted to say something, but he hesitated. There were a lot of tears with mixed feelings.
TL: 😏 black potion is just the lowest series in the Super System. There is still Eternal Series on the menu…
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