Tiffany’s name reminded Chen Rui of the girl with light blue hair and a veil whom he met at the Bloody Empire’s trade fair. Tiffany was very curious about everything. She had a touch of friendliness which made it easy for someone to have a good impression. At that time, Chen Rui promoted his self-made handheld console which was the game that “the mistakes made will accumulate while the successes gained will disappear.” Um, it was the Tetris game which aroused Tiffany’s great interest.
Later, Chen Rui followed Nate to the Third General Adelaide’s birthday party as Richard. A special incident occurred at the party. Young Prince Teris killed an important person in the fight between Great Prince Aleus and Second Prince Edmund. He also used the opportunity to confess his love to Tiffany, but Tiffany fled in panic, and Teris entered the Dark Furnace to reflect and train.
Later, Chen Rui went to the Mountain Seckred and met a mysterious girl whom he suspected to be Tiffany, Satan’s apprentice and believer. She acted ruthlessly, unlike the previous Tiffany.
To think about it now, as the boss of the Bloodfall who manipulated the Demon Realm’s chaos, was his confession to Tiffany really to show his love, or was it an excuse to enter the Dark Furnace, or something else? Now that Teris was dead, this has also become a mystery.
“Sir Aguile?” Raizen’s voice interrupted Chen Rui’s thinking.
Chen Rui came back to his senses and spoke up, “Your empire’s Mechanic Association’s Book Collection Hall is famous in the Demon Realm. It is said that the 4th floor is its greatest mystery, but I only heard about it. I don’t know what’s the mystery in it. Moreover, I need to figure out why must it be a kingdom-level powerhouse to enter? Also, who is that Ms. Tiffany and what happened to her there? Or what will happen to my friend when he goes there?”
“The Book Collection Hall has a long history, and its verifiable years are hundreds of thousands of years. Its the 4th floor… To be precise, it is a strange area similar to the kingdom, containing mysterious and vast strength. Outsiders can only rely on the assistance of certain magic items to enter it and there is a strict time limit. Otherwise, they will be annihilated by its immense power.”
Chen Rui knew that what Raizen said was not a lie. There was definitely more than 1 mechanic master who was annihilated on the 4th floor because of their greed for knowledge and realization. When he entered the 4th floor to search for the whereabouts of the Mountain Seckred back then, he would have been annihilated by the kingdom power because of the timeout if he hadn’t forcefully activated the time law at a critical moment.
“As for Tiffany…” Raizen paused for a while before he continued, “She’s the royal bloodline of the Mammon Royal Family. In order to train a certain strength, she entered the 4th floor of the Book Collection Hall 40 days ago. The originally scheduled period is 1 month, but she has not come out until now. The mechanics of the association also enter the closed 4th floor for their usual studying and browsing. To break the closed entry forcibly, you must have kingdom-level strength. Therefore, I would like to invite your kingdom-level strength friend to bring Tiffany out safely.”
“I see.” Chen Rui thought for a while, “But… Your Majesty is sure that Ms. Tiffany is still alive?
Raizen’s answer was positive, “I’m sure.”
“Although I very much hope that the Bloody Empire and the Fallen Angel Empire can become a strategic ally for economic development, the key to this is my friend’s own wishes. If he is unwilling, then I can’t do anything. I need to discuss it with him.”
At this moment, a guard came to report, “Your Majesty, Sir Ragertre is asking to see you for an emergency report about the Mechanic Association!”
Raizen frowned slightly, Chen Rui’s mind moved and spoke up, “This news may be related to Your Majesty’s commission just now. Can I not avoid it?”
Raizen said to the guard as he nodded slightly, “Let Ragertre come in and report.”
Ragertre, an officer sent by Raizen to investigate and monitor the Mechanic Association, brought bad news this time.
Something abnormal happened in the Book Collection Hall this morning. Many mechanics, including the President Turia of the Mechanic Association, were inexplicably unconscious and the potion masters of the Potioneer Association had rushed for treatment, but they were helpless.
“What?” Raizen furrowed his brows tighter, “Ragertre, please seal relevant news first to avoid the situation from expanding. I will go to the Mechanic Association now.”
Chen Rui stood up when he heard Turia was unconscious, “If Your Majesty doesn’t mind, I want to take a look together.”
Soon, Raizen, Chen Rui and others rushed to the Mechanic Association.
It was still the large-scale Mechanic Association building in Chen Rui’s memory. At this moment, the outer area was full of heavily armed soldiers. Any entry and exit were prohibited.
President Turia’s wife, mechanic master Mavinna, led the mechanics to bow toward Raizen. She had unconcealable anxiety on her face. Speaking of which, Chen Rui was the matchmaker of Mavinna and Turia, the pair of happy enemies. When Chen Rui saw the ‘lady teacher’ whom he had not seen for some time, he felt a cordial feeling in his heart. In any case, Turia and his wife treated him, the ‘apprentice’, sincerely.
According to Master Mavinna, Master Turia and 2 mechanical masters were reading the information on the Book Collection Hall’s 3rd floor this morning. They were discussing the structure of the magic television signal receiver that they had been studying before, then they suddenly fainted and became unconscious. At the same time, the mechanics on the 2nd and 1st floors also had the same situation as if they had been attacked by something. Later, everyone carefully entered the Book Collection Hall to carry Master Turia and others out.
After a few hours, the morning incident repeated again. Another group of people passed out. At present, the Book Collection Hall had been isolated, and the mechanics dared not approach it.
Raizen’s gaze moved slightly as he glanced at the Book Collection Hall in the distance, “Do you feel it? Sir Red Pipit.”
Octopus King, who followed Chen Rui to the Mechanic Association to join in the fun, nodded, “Although the remaining law breath was weak, it was very pure and very strong. Aguile, I suddenly became interested in this place. Maybe I should promise you the matter that you mentioned.”
Chen Rui’s mind moved slightly, “If you are really interested, we can go together.”
Raizen slightly pondered and said to Mavinna, “Master Mavinna. Come, let’s see Master Turia first.”
A group of people came to the Mechanic Association’s lounge. There were many unconscious mechanics lying there. In the innermost room, Chen Rui saw his former ‘teacher’ Turia. Turia’s facial expression was gray with weak breathing. Beside Turia, there was a pretty girl with red glasses. It was Turia’s daughter, Beluan.
“Your Majesty.” Seeing Raizen’s arrival, Beluan hurriedly saluted.
Raizen nodded and asked Wilson, the president of the Potioneer Association, “Master Wilson, how is Master Turia?”
Master Wilson sighed, “Master Turia should have been eroded by a strange dark element power. His soul and body seem to be separated, so he was unable to wake up, and his soul power is still weakening. This situation… potion or healing methods can no longer work. If his soul collapses over time, even the legendary resurrection potion cannot save him. Not only Master Turia, but all the people who have been eroded are like this. I have tried my best.”
Beluan’s glasses were already blurred, and the big tears fell drop by drop. Her body trembled as she held Master Mavinna’s hand tightly.
“Hegel.” Chen Rui pulled the Dark Elemental King to the side, “Can you dispel this kind of dark element power?”
Regardless of whether there was any agreement between the empires, Chen Rui couldn’t just sit back and watch it because of personal reasons.
“Red Pipit has just said that the root is the law power. Unless the root is cut off, it is impossible to dispel its effect, but I can still control this kind of strength from triggering…” Hegel suddenly snorted, “I don’t know why you suddenly become so nosy, but did you forget something? The favor I owe you have been paid off!”
Chen Rui shrugged, “Didn’t you also say it in the hall before? It’s not a good deal to repay this favor, so please help me again. I remember that the dark elementals would clearly distinguish kindness and hatred.”
Hegel glanced at Chen Rui coldly, “This kind of trick is useless. If you ask for my help, there must be a corresponding price. Maybe you should agree to 1 of my conditions?”
“Should I feel honored? I’m neither a friend nor an enemy… but a partner?” Chen Rui smiled slightly.
Despite the mask, Hegel could still feel the annoying smile on his face, “Hmph! Don’t regret it.”
When the Dark Elemental King slowly raised his hand, the origin fragment on his arm, the ‘Nightmare Band’ exuded a faint trace of black gas. The black gas spread to the bodies of Turia and the mechanics. After a while, the face of Turia and the others began to recover a bit of vitality. Although they still hadn’t awakened, the condition of their souls’ continuous weakening had disappeared.
Raizen nodded to Chen Rui after he overheard the conversation between Chen Rui and Hegel just now, “Thank you, Sir Aguile.”
Mavinna and Beluan hurriedly bowed to Chen Rui in tears. Chen Rui couldn’t say much with his current status, so he just nodded in return.
“Okay, Hegel will stay here to stabilize these guys. Aguile, let’s go to the Book Collection Hall to have a look.” The Octopus King who was eager to try spoke up, “Just take it as I’m repaying your favor.”
“I think I seem to have become a creditor; there are people everywhere paying me.” Chen Rui smiled, “It’s just that your interest in there shouldn’t be equated with ‘repaying favors, right?”
Octopus King grinned, “Let’s go, calculative guy.”
Raizen asked someone to present a hand-drawn map as well as 2 sets of cloaks and glasses. “This is the map of the Book Collection Hall. The entrance to the 4th floor should not be difficult to find, but the door is closed. Even with the blood of the opener, it will not work. Perhaps this strange Sir Aguile has other ways. Otherwise, he can only rely on the strength of Sir Red Pipit to crack it. Also, ordinary mechanics must wear these 2 items to enter the 4th floor in order to avoid damage from the other force there within a limited time. I hope these 2 things can help both of you.
Octopus King was indifferent to these things. Chen Rui had used cloaks and glasses. Knowing that they had a certain protective effect, he took them. The 2 left the lounge and headed for the Book Collection Hall.
TL: Whose kingdom is that? Shouldn’t be from the Abyss Family right? It also seems to have the destructive power of the silver box…
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