Activating Condition: 2000 Aura Value.
Function: Grows varieties of plants; able to enable auto-care mode; must purchase pivotal seed.
Chen Rui chose to build the galaxy garden without hesitation. At the back of Galaxy Divinity Temple, a garden-like blank space appeared. A light screen at the garden’s entrance showed a circular 2-D plan that was digitalized and divided into several grids. However, upon walking into the galaxy garden, he found out that the space inside was much larger than its appearance. There was a circular-shaped soil at the center, which should be the place where the pivotal seed should be planted.
Chen Rui had 7500 auras now. The construction of the galaxy garden used 2000, so he had just enough to buy the pivotal seed. After purchasing it, the soil glowed faintly and a seed could be faintly seen. His mind focused on the time and it showed that 20 units of first-grade energy dust were needed, and the maturity time was 3 days.
Level 1 energy dust? Chen Rui thought of the “magic dust” that changed the soil quality, and he immediately realized it. He had already given all the dust he got from conversion to Shea at the palace just now. Yet, there were still a lot of magic materials in the storage warehouse that he could convert at any time.
Chen Rui entered the storage warehouse and started the long process of <Aura Conversion>. After converting all the materials that could be converted, the total amount reached 320,000 auras. That was also due to the limited varieties of convertible materials. If the magic material that he got could all be converted, then the Aura Value would multiply several times.
20 units of dust were about the amount of magic powder obtained after converting 2000 auras. When Chen Rui sprinkled the powder on the soil with the pivotal seed, the faintly glowing seed in the soil shone with colorful lights, and it slowly emerged from the ground, becoming a tender, green seedling. Chen Rui knew that it needed 3 days to mature, so he wasn’t anxious. He immediately quit the Super System.
This time, the magic material that was taken from Joseph’s magic store only provided more than 300,000 auras. The strength of the Star Leader and Mizar State also gave him the strength to rival with Higher Demon. The Eternal Potions from the exchange center and galaxy garden also played an important role. These made him a bit more confident to battle against Arux a month later.
Royce was Arux’s best friend. According to Royce, it might be possible to persuade Arux to destroy the War Contract with his secret technique. However, he must win the battle to truly subdue Arux and get the arena in his hands. As for Joseph, Chen Rui had another plan, perhaps, he could play a great act of Internal Affairs .
Sarado of the Karon Family was a veteran Higher Demon who had been at the peak of the Higher Demon for many years. For Arux to be evenly-matched with Sarado this time, Arux’s combat power had definitely reached the later-stage of Higher Demon. This was also supported by Royce.
Although Chen Rui became a Star Leader and gained the power of Mizar state, he was still unfamiliar with the use of Mizar state’s power and skills. Strictly speaking, killing Mikas this time was largely due to luck; he relied on the miscalculation of Mikas and the surprise of <Aura Blade>. Based merely on the true strength and combat power, Chen Rui was still slightly inferior to Mikas in reality. Thus, the test he was facing was still difficult.
After proper consideration, Chen Rui spent 100,000 auras to exchange a bottle of black potion, Eternal Power. Eternal Power could permanently increase his damage; Eternal Body increases the defense and endurance; Eternal Speed increases the speed and reaction ability; Eternal Mind increases the spirit and sensation.
Actually, Chen Rui also wanted to exchange for the other 3 potions, but he still needed to save auras needed for the training ground.
In the long run, although the galaxy garden could become the main source of aura, as well as the “Damage Absorption” passive ability, the future was the future after all. At present, there was an immediate need for a large number of available aura.
Joseph’s return this time with the excuse of delivering the 100 highest quality vine stones that were lost to Alice. Shea had promised him 60 pieces, along with the 6 pieces that little loli promised, there should be a few more tens of thousands of auras.
Chen Rui held the potion in his hand, took a deep breath, pulled out the cork and drank it in one breath. It wasn’t his first time drinking black potions. If the enthusiast, Master Aldas knew that this so-called “apprentice” drunk 5 bottles of black potions, he would probably act like he didn’t know this human and tie him on the operating table for “dissection and research”.
If the “True” potions tasted like an instant stimulant, then the “Eternal” potions were wines with lasting aftertaste. After Chen Rui drank the Eternal Power, he felt waves of heat surging in his body; each wave was stronger than the other. Gradually, these heat waves overlapped, creating a strange rhythm that seemed to be alive. To be more precise, this was the principle. Chen Rui could clearly felt that it was the principle of “power”!
After a long time, the rhythm gradually dissipated into the body while the power in Chen Rui’s body had improved a lot after the stimulation of such a principle. This improvement was different from the short-term “enhancement” of Strength Potion. It was like the body realized some kind of principle and improved under self-actualization. Thus, its effect was eternal!
Chen Rui had a feeling that if he fought with Mikas again, his odds of winning were at least 60%.
That is the miracle of the eternal black potions! Unfortunately, it will only be effective for the first ingestion. Chen Rui had a sudden realization. Since the Eternal potions can only be brewed by potion grand master, does it mean that one has to understand certain principles to brew such potions with “principle”? In other words, one has to realize certain principles within the potions?
Actually, when I took the “True” potions last night, there was a faint special feeling. However, the situation was too critical, so I couldn’t savor the feeling. Now, it seems that this feeling is not a coincidence. The True potions should be another principle, but both black potions certainly have “principles”.
Why can’t the potion masters brew grand master-level potions and cross the gap all these while? Is it the recipe or method? Perhaps, it is the key “principle”?
So, in other words, the fundamental difference between grand master and the master lies in the “principles”? Or is this a basic condition that must be understood to become a grand master? If this is the case, then aren’t those masters who were struggling to find breakthroughs in formulating were going astray?
The black potions were mostly buff potion, but that was grand-master level. Within master-level, those who studied poison were far more than buff potion. It was because in the Demon Realm, the practicality of brewing poisons were much higher and it was easier to get support from those in power. There were also many people who had been studying buff potions or started to delve into the buffing recipe after becoming a master, but no one had ever succeeded in entering the grand -master level.
The discovery of “principles” was very important, especially for Aldas who had already reached the master level. Aldas was a research-oriented professional, and he was enthralled with pharmaceutics. He could talk non-stop when it came to his profession, but he didn’t speak much other than that.
The dark elf was definitely not an upright and tolerant race. Aldas was a potion master and a standard dark elf at the same time. However, dark elf always remembered other’s kindness which was why Aldas chose to accept Sandro’s dangerous challenge rather than betraying Shea. In the Master Challenge last time, Chen Rui initially wanted to activate the Super System, so he helped in plotting. Eventually, Chen Rui defeated and killed Sandro so that Aldas was saved from being expelled from the Dark Moon, and he also greatly improved his reputation. For this, the dark elf didn’t say much, but it was engraved in his heart.
In terms of pharmaceutics knowledge, the dark elf wasn’t stingy like the other masters. He would tell everything he knew, at least it was the case for Chen Rui. Besides, as long as Chen Rui mentioned, he could take any potions directly; Aldas wouldn’t say a word.
True friends don’t need to be someone who has similar topics. Practical actions are often more convincing than pretty words..
This was Aldas.
After Chen Rui drank the Eternal Power, he couldn’t stand the temptation and exchanged a bottle of Eternal Speed to drink in the research spirit of “for Aldas”. After the pleasure, only 120,000 auras were left. Although he really wanted to continue to feel the wonderful taste for his comrade, Aldas, he finally held his temptation and paused his path of “scientific exploration”.
The 2 remaining black potions must be exchanged. These 120,000 auras are for training; I cannot use it anymore. I’ll wait until I earn more auras.
Chen Rui thought of Royce’s information and decided to give Aldas a mental preparation in advance. He immediately walked out of the room and came to the lab. Aldas was sitting on the stool and holding a bottle of potion for an experiment. Slee who already had a basic level of pharmaceutics knowledge was watching carefully at the side.
Chen Rui suddenly felt a little embarrassed. In comparison, being an “apprentice” of the potion master, he wasn’t as competent as the imp in learning.
“Slee, I have some important things to discuss with the master. Go guard the gate now. If you find someone coming, immediately remind me.”
“Yes, master.” Slee really focused initially, but when he heard his master’s instructions, he went out immediately without saying a word. In fact, in the imp’s heart, this human had become the best master in the entire Demon Realm. For him to truly learn pharmaceutics knowledge like an apprentice beside a potion master for free was entirely due to his master’s kindness.
Aldas also stopped his experiment and looked at Chen Rui strangely, “What is it? Did something happen in your inheritance test?”
Chen Rui didn’t beat around the bush and directly told Aldas about Joseph coming back to the Dark Moon, and he might threaten or recruit Aldas by using the information about Aldas’ long-lost sister. Aldas immediately stood up, “Did Joseph really find my sister?”
“What would you do if Joseph threatens you to defect with this?”
This question made Aldas hesitate. He didn’t say anything for a while; his heart was obviously struggling. After a long time, his gaze finally became very determined, “I will never betray Princess Royal. However, I will try my best to save my sister even if it costs my life.”
Aldas was not only a potion master, but he also had great magical talent. Especially in wind magic, he could activate lightning without chanting. If it wasn’t his enthusiasm for pharmaceutics, he might have become a wizard that surpassed the lich. However, the dark elf master wasn’t a professional in combats after all. If he truly got into a fight, he probably couldn’t compete against an ordinary Intermediate Demon.
Chen Rui looked serious, “Master, if you trust me, when Joseph comes to you, you just delay him by your hesitation as you did just now; I’ll try to save your sister.”
“You?” Aldas looked suspicious, but he remembered he just said that he would trust Chen Rui, so he couldn’t suspect at once.
Chen Rui understood the dark elf master’s emotions and nodded decisively, “Master, don’t bother about what method I use or who’s going to rescue, you just need to believe me. Not to mention, as far as I know, Joseph hasn’t found your sister, but he only has the clues. So, don’t be fooled by him. If you really can’t delay, just ask to see your sister personally.”
Aldas stared at Chen Rui deeply. Aldas didn’t ask Chen Rui what method was he going to use or how did he get the information, but he nodded slightly, “No wonder you can get the trust and value of Princess Royal. It seems that your talents have always been ignored. I believe in you. However, Joseph clearly knows my loyalty toward Princess Royal that I even declined the recruitment from the Regent at the capital. Why does he still persist to make me serve him? Is it because of my performance during the Master Challenge previously? Actually, if he truly wants to recruit a potion master, there should be someone who is easier to convince than me.”
Speaking of that, Chen Ruil looked guilty and said, “This… maybe it was because something I accidentally… that made Joseph have some misunderstanding.”
Aldas asked curiously, “What is it?”
When Chen Rui said the excuse to scam the material from the magic store last time, Aldas was stunned for a moment. Subsequently, he grabbed Chen Rui’s collar fiercely and yelled, “Dumbass, you can deceive with other things, but you shouldn’t lie anything about the academic! Although poisoning Sandro at the arena last time made me famous, I always felt embarrassed about it. It wasn’t because of your stupid fart king idea, but because it wasn’t my true strength! Now, you actually created some stupid trouble on grand master-level potion. You’re forcing me to fool the entire pharmaceutics field to gain unrightful reputation!”
Sure enough, as soon as it was related to pharmaceutics, the dark elf became fanatic. He was indeed an enthusiast, but the abominable human was studying the vocabulary with interest: Fooling the entire pharmaceutics field to gain unrightful reputation? Did brother Xunzi cross-over and become a Demon King in the Demon Realm? Or is it from some Demon Realm saga?”
If it was before the construction of the exchange center, Chen Rui might feel helpless facing Aldas’s scolding, but now…
Aldas was filled with anger and intended to continue scolding. Suddenly, he trembled, and his actions instantly petrified. His gaze as well was petrified. The source of all these was a bottle of potion that the human was holding.
It was a very ordinary glass. What was different was that the potion in the glass was black.