A serene tune sounded, echoing in the deserted mountain like a fairy walking alone in the moonlight and enjoying the lonely embrace of the dark.
This was an ‘Untitled Music’ played by the wanderer, Richard, on the piccolo. Perhaps out of the need to set off the ambiance, the player had been hidden in the magical scene from beginning to end without showing up.
The performance of this piece of music was not long, and it was not outstanding compared to many excellent programs. However, when the Dark Shadow Empire’s empress in front of the magic television heard this piece, her pupils suddenly contracted.
If Liliz was not indulging in music at this time, she should be able to notice that Her Majesty Empress’ peaceful lake-like eyes had actually started to shake.
Unlike the intoxicated Liliz, although Catherine also liked music very much, she had always maintained a calm heart and viewed the concert from an empress’ perspective. What she saw was not only on the musical level, but more on the political level such as the impact of this kind of concert on the economy, development, and empire unity. However, when this ‘Untitled Music’ sounded, she could no longer stay objective.
It was not the first time that she heard this song. The first time she heard it was in Silent Night Wetland.
This was not ‘Untitled Music’, but ‘Solo Dance under the Moonlight’.
She once thought that she had successfully forgotten this song, but she didn’t realize until today that it had been in her heart. She wanted to forget it, but she couldn’t.
“Richard…” Catherine was feeling the slight tremors in her mind as she suddenly clenched her fists and muttered, “You don’t even bother to change your alias…”
This sound made Liliz wake up, “Your Majesty, what did you just say?”
Catherine had regained her composure and shook her head. Liliz didn’t pay much attention, and once again turned her attention to the magic television.
Her Majesty Empress sighed slightly and gently stroked the cloak behind her. This was not 1 of the seven artifacts, Dark Shadow Cape, but a quasi-legendary grade cloak, ‘Longing of the Stars’.
The things that were discarded were never really discarded.
The live concert on Channel 1 of the Fallen Angel Empire was quite successful and caused a huge sensation.
According to the survey conducted by the ‘Empire Daily’ afterward, the most popular segment in the concert was ‘Castle in the Sky’ performed by the 2 sea creature tribe girls. The beautiful sound of the harp combined with the soul-shaking heavenly voice intoxicated the listeners even if they didn’t understand it.
Adeline and Helen became famous overnight. They occasionally met many enthusiastic fans when they went out. The little mermaid looked very excited while the naga girl felt more moved because Chen Rui had fulfilled a promise- your graceful harp sound will intoxicate everyone.
The most talked about was the ‘Song of Essidor’ that was personally sang by the Dark Moon Lord Athena. The Town Essidor rained heavily that day as if even the sky was moved to tears. It was said that the Samael Royal Family in front of the magic television almost cried. More surprisingly, several Samael Royal Family powerhouses went to Dark Moon Estate to join Athena after that.
The finale was the new military anthem of the Fallen Angel Empire which was majestic and uplifting. Chen Rui asked Adeline to adapt it based on ‘The Mass’ in his memory. This classic song was once rumored to be the battle anthem of the first armored division of the German SS. It was widely circulated in another world as background music in many film and television programs as well as social activities. Judging from the sensation at the scene, this military anthem would be familiar to all the demons soon.
The form of expression adopted by Chen Rui was another world’s MTV, that was music television. In this dimension, it was definitely an art form that had never been seen before. It had not only soundtracks but also realistic magical images which created the perfect atmosphere. It was just like a magnificent history coming to life which could arouse strong resonance from the audience.
Although there were no items or 3D computer special effects like the previous life, there was magic in this world. The master who manipulated the water element mimicry magic was the nominated apprentice of the fairy dragon Zola and the Fallen Angel Empire’s top magician, Stiller. Although Stiller became Zola’s apprentice to protect the Boll Family at the time, she became more and more convinced of the teacher’s strength over time. Zola would also give her a few pointers when she was in a good mood which benefited her a lot.
Although Stiller’s magic was far inferior to Zola, she was definitely the pinnacle among ordinary Demon Overlords. With Chen Rui’s magic circle, the special effects created were quite outstanding.
Most of the ‘singers’ who participated in the concert became famous. At the strong request of the entire empire audience, the concert was replayed 3 days later in the prime time of the Fallen Angel Empire’s Channel 1. It was said that the next concert was already being planned. The specific time was yet to be determined, but it was certain that the 2 most popular sea creature tribe girls would attend again.
Chen Rui’s current focus was on the modification of that kind of virtual ‘game’. He did not divert his attention because of the great success of the concert, even though he himself played a song ‘Solo Dance under the Moonlight’ at the time.
This song was not only a reminiscence of the past but also an indication to an empress.
One day, I will come to the Dark Shadow Empire with the strength that makes the Demon Realm tremble… and take you away.
With his current strength, it was not impossible to achieve this goal as long as he could ‘unlock’ his strength, but she was the ruler of an empire, and there were too many responsibilities involved. The most important thing was the will of Her Majesty Empress.
Chen Rui understood Catherine’s mind very well. Even if she really loved him, it was impossible for her to abandon a lot of things. This matter must not be rushed. He could only do it slowly and steadily. As long as the song could cause a little turmoil in the heart of the Dark Shadow Empire’s empress, it would be considered a success.
The ‘virtual game’ was based on the ancient alchemy civilization’s central life crystal, Crystal Phoenix. The helmet was equivalent to a mental brainwave receiver. Chen Rui was the owner of the kingdom’s spiritual imprint and the sole master of Crystal Phoenix, so he had the highest authority.
In those games, Roman experienced the most powerful and difficult ‘inheritance world’ which was the ‘abyss’ where Chen Rui accepted the test of inheritance last time. For some reason, Chen Rui adjusted the abyss environment and the monsters inside. Facts had proved that the training effect of this spiritual world combined with reality was quite significant. The Demon Overlord realm that Roman entered under Dodo’s stimulation had gradually stabilized.
The manufacturing equipment of various alchemy creatures including the assemble puppets had been repaired with the efforts of the gremlin servants and started to operate normally. Currently, the City of Stars had 15,000 gremlin servants, 500 crystal beasts, 3,000 lamp spirits (including the imperial guards team of the Fallen Angel Empire), 10 assemble puppets, and 1 giant crystal beast.
Due to the strength limitation of the central life crystal, Crystal Phoenix, the production speed of the assemble puppets and giant crystal beasts was not fast. If the upgrade materials of the center system could be collected, not only the production efficiency and speed of the alchemy beings would be greatly increased, but the upper limit of the alchemy beings that could be controlled would also increase. Unfortunately, due to the scarcity of materials, Chen Rui could only collect them slowly while asking Crystal Phoenix to calculate alternative materials.
What Delia experienced was the training world of the assemble puppet. Alice was playing ‘Chen Restaurant’ which Chen Rui adapted from his previous life’s business games. Once these games were successfully modulated, Chen Rui intended to promote it step by step in the capital with the Mechanic Association as the center.
There was no doubt that in addition to enhancing combat power and training pilots for the assemble puppet, this virtual game would also bring huge economic benefits. However, Chen Rui’s real purpose was more than that.
After the success of the 6-star evolution, a new exchange item appeared in the exchange center of the Super System, but the new item needed to be exchanged with faith crystals. Previously in the human world, he had to collect 1 million faith crystals, so he could only watch eagerly. Now that he had successfully returned to the Demon Realm, the faith crystal automatically generated by the Super System, plus the crystals converted from the faith power sent back from the human world by Shura, had accumulated a considerable amount.
There were 2 types of new items in the exchange center, 1 was faith life which had additional buffs like the Snow Dallet.
Phantom flower— Level B faith creature (wind element). Increase the speed of the Star Conferring Platform’s receiver by 20%. The exchange price is 5,000 faith crystals.
Prayer grass — Level C creature (earth element). Increases the output of faith crystals in the kingdom by 10% daily. The exchange price is 10,000 faith crystals.
The faith life of the Star Conferring Platform could overlap with the buff of the star receiver, but only 1 type of each faith life could be ‘planted’. The phantom flower and prayer grass were only Level C and Level B faith lives. Perhaps after the Pole Star Level was promoted, more faith lives would be available for exchange. Chen Rui was really lucky to get to the Level S Snow Dallet.
The second category of exchange items was very special.
The devotee’s heart – An independent core of faith which could be integrated into the object to become the center of absorbing faith power and converting faith. Its function was similar to the Tower of Faith. The exchange price was 100,000 faith crystal; only 1 exchange is allowed.
The devotee’s feet – Expands the absorption range of faith, buffs and transmits faith power. The function was similar to the Pillar of Faith. The exchange price was 100,000 faith crystals with no limit to the number of exchanges.
Chen Rui previously felt that the role of this ‘devotee’s heart’ was a bit useless: Put the Tower of Faith in the real world? Even with the identity of Aguile, people won’t believe in him.
One day, when Chen Rui was pondering on the game of the ancient alchemy civilization, he suddenly had a flash of inspiration. He used up almost all the faith crystal inventory to redeem the one and only ‘devotee’s heart”. Then, he merged the devotee’s heart with something – Crystal Phoenix!
For this reason, various games centered on Crystal Phoenix had actually become games of faith!
As long as the player showed bravery, perseverance, wisdom… and even anger, massacre and other emotions or qualities in the corresponding game, they could provide faith power!
This would not only increase the faith crystal, but he could also comprehend the strength of Demi-God territory through faith power obtained externally.
The players themselves would not suffer any losses. On the contrary, they could also obtain training or entertainment effects through the game. This had been confirmed by Chen Rui in the experiments with Roman, Delia and Alice.
The success of the experiment made Chen Rui inexplicably excited as if he had seen the formation of a huge faith network step by step in the future. Perhaps this would be a shortcut for him to take a step forward.
TL: If the games are promoted to the public, he would get endless faith crystal…
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