“Of course it’s me.” Chen Rui now used the face of ‘Richard’, or more accurately, Shura.
This Belia was what Chen Rui saw in Shura’s memory, the ‘bedmate’, the big deacon of the Black Death Follower, Soranly!
Belia’s face didn’t look similar to Soranly’s. The color of her hair and pupils were also different, and her arrogant temperament did not reveal Soranly’s seductiveness and dissoluteness, but Chen Rui’s instinct told him that she was Soranly.
Especially after revealing her identity, the woman’s first reaction made Chen Rui more certain. No one would have thought that the sister of Starlight Empire, the Blue Star City’s city lord, the deputy minister of the Starlight College’s school affairs department, was actually the Black Death Follower! And she was even the big deacon of the Black Death Follower!
This incident probably involved the mysterious cult which has disappeared for thousands of years. How far is their influence?
Belia looked around vigilantly while Chen Rui smiled confidently, “Don’t worry, I have already sealed this area with territory, plus the soundproof magic circle in your office, the people outside can’t hear us talking. Even if we do things we like to do here, no one will know about it.”
He deliberately said the last sentence to pretend to move ahead in order to hide the intention to retreat. He imitated Shura’s tone. At this time and place, Belia would definitely not act wild. Once they were discovered, even if her identity as the Black Death Follower was not exposed, there was a danger of reputation tarnishing.
“Hmph! I haven’t seen you in a while, your upper and lower body has switched?” Belia calmed down a bit, and she said annoyingly, “You have been missing for so long, and I can’t contact you at all. I thought you were already… Unexpectedly, you are actually a Light Knight.
“The most dangerous place is often the safest place, not to mention that this identity is just a cover up.” Chen Rui smiled disdainfully, “Aren’t you also in the upper level of Starlight College? As for the disappearance… just as you expected. Angelie no doubt wants to take the opportunity to get rid of me. She sent me out to complete a dangerous mission, and she sent someone to secretly assault me. So I went along with the plan and hid myself, waiting for the right time to strike back at her.”
This sentence was not made up. As Shura’s promotion speed was too fast, the Black Death Follower’s Bishop Angelie felt deeply jealous. The assigned mission was indeed dangerous and unusual, and an assassin was sent to intercept Shura, but Shura was summoned back to the original body by Chen Rui in the middle of the battle because of the battle with Teris. Naturally, he had ‘disappeared’.
“It’s okay since you’re fine now. I’m worried to death during this time. I believe you will give Angelie a big surprise.” Belia smiled. In fact, both of them had a tacit understanding. Belia also wanted to use Shura to kill Angelie, and she even planned a conspiracy to eliminate Shura together. As for the sensual relationship between the 2 (actually Shura), it was just using and indulgence. It was not enough to become a fetter or bargaining chip.
“Your worry is unnecessary.” Chen Rui said, “Now I’m in the dark. As long as the time is right, I can give Angelie a fatal blow… Are you sure to replace her as a bishop?”
“Me? Bishop?” Belia looked surprised, but she quickly figured out the true meaning of these words in her mind.
Chen Rui shook his head, “I’m not interested in instilling doctrines to a group of people. I pursue absolute strength, which is more suitable as a guardian.”
Compared with the ‘instilling doctrine’ position, guardian was equivalent to a pure massacre machine. The development and training of force was the focus.
Belia thought rapidly, revealing a pondering expression — Richard’’s identity is just a Light Knight, and it may still be fake. But my deputy minister’s identity is not trivial. In case it is revealed, there are endless troubles. The best way should be killing him. But in terms of combat power, I am far inferior to him. Furthermore, he is also a scheming person, so he will not be easily deceived or fooled.
Chen Rui saw Belia’s concerns, “I admire your talents and methods. I also know that you have a considerable background, whether it is here or ‘there’. With my potential and strength, we can work together to go further and further along the road instead of stabbing each other on the way… The premise is that you really want to cooperate with me.”
Belia looked at Chen Rui’s eyes and finally showed a charming smile, which was a stark contrast from the usual arrogant temperament. She did not hide the temptation revealed in it, “I agree with you very much. Perhaps an equality contract can become the beginning of our true intimacy?”
“Of course, true intimacy without gaps in all aspects.” Chen Rui also smiled. This was exactly what he wanted to suggest.
The conversation in the office was over. Chen Rui didn’t go to the potion department again. He left the college straight away.
Master Maseus had been waiting for the worst result, but the worrying thing did not happen. Instead, Belia sent someone to relay a message, “This matter is just a misunderstanding.”
She obviously could take this opportunity to push Feiz into desperation, but she let him go. This was definitely not Belia’s style. There was only one answer. Instead of betraying Feiz, the ‘Light Knight’ had exerted unimaginable power and let Belia give up the attempt to expel Feiz.
As for a certain Light Knight, he was now sitting in the carriage returning to the Venus City in a good mood.
This time he went to Starlight College for the Blue Light Grass, but he accidentally encountered Shura’s Black Death Follower ‘affair’. Chen Rui would definitely not reveal Belia’s identity now. It was not because of contract that he could use the spiritual link to cancel at any time, but it was to go deeper into the mysterious cult.
In fact, the gains from the trip to Starlight College were much more than that. Using Belia’s relationship, he had obtained a large number of the Blue Light Grass and seeds far beyond what he expected. He also got the law pattern paper and the Lock Scorpion Vine. The goal of getting materials had been over-fulfilled. Not only that, but there was another surprise – the quota for entering the Star Tower.
The Star Tower was the biggest mystery of Starlight College and was well-known in the human world. It was said that this was an excellent way of training for Saint Powerhouse. The Star Tower was opened every 10 years, and now it was the 10th open season. Due to the limited number of places, corresponding competitions were already underway in the college to compete for the qualification to enter the Star Tower.
In addition, each teacher who had reached the level or made a special contribution had an additional recommended quota. This recommended quota could be people outside the college; it was mainly targeted at the instructors that the college wanted to recruit.
Belia naturally had an additional recommendation place at hand. She originally wanted to give it to her nephew, Neil, but Neil could only be regarded as incapable regardless of his temperament or strength. He only became an elite student and joined the law enforcement team by relying on Belia’s relationship. It was nothing more than a political investment to compete and win his brother for her father’s position of the city lord in the future.
Belia’s ambition was by no means just the bishop of the mysterious cult. After signing an equality contract with Chen Rui, it was equivalent to placing the bet on this huge potential ‘Richard’ and establishing a relationship of coexistence of interests. The stronger ‘Richard’ was, the higher the chance of winning for her, so she did not hesitate to give Chen Rui the recommendation slot.
The official opening time of the Star Tower was more than 2 months later. Due to the Demon Realm’s alchemist master contest, Chen Rui could stay in the human world for only 4 months at most this time, so it was impossible to just wait in the Venus City in these 2 months. There were 2 options before him. First, go to the Jade Forest Sea to ask the 2 grand masters for advice. Second, go to Storm Island to get the light source power and the wind source power.
After thinking twice, Chen Rui decided to go to Storm Island first. Storm Island was located in the southern sea area of the Yang Shao Empire’s Garden City which was far away from the Starlight Empire. However, Venus City had a teleportation point to Loya Empire’s Clear Mirror City which was the largest teleportation station in the human world. It had teleport points to all places which could greatly shorten the time of long-distance travel.
It happened that tomorrow was the time when the Venus City and the Clear Mirror City teleportation points were open at the same time. Taking into account the voyage by sea, he could probably reach Storm Island in half a month. Anyway, the star point was set in the Venus City, and it was only a blink of an eye to come back.
After returning to Venus City from Storm Island, he could also go to the Jade Forest Sea from the Blue Star City by sea to study for a period of time under the guidance of 2 grand masters. He only needed to rush back the day before the Star Tower opened.
Storm Island was one of the most famous dangerous places in the human world. The berserk hurricane that surrounded the sea area all year round had claimed the lives of countless seafarers. The island contained countless dangers, but in the concept of many adventurers, risk and wealth often coexist. In addition, Storm Island had many unique resources. The Mercenary Union often had high-paying missions related to it. Of course, there were also many adventurers who came to try their luck in treasure hunting.
On the sea area, a white sail ship was swaying from left to right and struggling desperately on the edge of a hurricane.
The big bearded captain yelled, “Almost there! As long as we pass through this last area, we can leave this damn place!”
“Captain, the auxiliary mast is broken!”
“Captain, the water seepage in the rear compartment exceeds the warning level!”
“Left full rudder! Hold on! Meng Siyang, take a few people to reinforce the port side!” The big bearded man’s voice was a bit hoarse, “Think about the beautiful wine and women in the Garden City; think about the black crystal coins in the pocket after the mission is accomplished! As long as I get out of here, I will bring you bastards to the Rosa Bar to party for 10 days!”
These remarks would definitely cause the sailors to cheer usually, but now there was no response. Seeing death approaching, everyone’s heart was like a tight bowstring which might break at any time. The shouting of the big bearded man was gradually buried by the terrifying whistle. Many people had begun to collapse; some were even praying.
The approaching black hurricane was like a ferocious beast, and it was about to suck the ship into the entrance. Suddenly, the ‘ferocious beast’ moved back quickly as if it was torn apart by something on the way, dispersing left and right.
It wasn’t until the 2 hurricanes split far apart that the surviving people woke up like a dream, and they cheered together.
“Light God! It must be a miracle of Light God!” A sailor who believed in Light God shouted with beaming eyes.
The big bearded captain slapped the firm believer on the head while pointing in a direction, “Your Light God is there.”
In that distance, a magnificent black large sail ship was riding the wind at an incredible speed. It was actually sailing in a straight line, completely ignoring the existence of hurricanes. There was a figure floating in the air in front of the sail ship. This figure punched at will, and the hurricane in the distance was torn apart.
Everyone watched this scene dumbfoundedly. As a veteran of the sea area, it was the first time anyone saw someone rushing into the Storm Sea area in such a violent way!
In any case, the powerhouse was respectable, not to mention that he was the benefactor who saved their lives. Under the leadership of the big bearded captain, the awe-inspiring sailors saluted the black sail ship that gradually disappeared from sight.
“By the way, captain, you seemed to say… party at the Rosa Bar for 10 days?”
“Yeah, I heard it too!”
“Meng Siyang, you bastard. When I told you to reinforce the port side, where did your ears go?”
The shouting of the big bearded man was overwhelmed again, but this time it was by the wave of cheers.
Chen Rui didn’t pay attention to the incident on the ship behind him. The rescue just now was just a handy act. Although the journey to this place was smooth and only took 10 days, in general, his time was very limited and he must rush to Storm Island as soon as possible.
It was not the first time the Devil’s Snare Ship had entered the Storm Sea area. Combined with the labels on the chart, the sandmen skillfully maneuvered the ship and bypassed some possible dangerous areas as they advanced toward the Storm Island as quickly as possible.
In order to save Samuel, Chen Rui once boarded the Storm Island and fought a mysterious creature on the island. This mysterious creature was the titans. The [Analytical Eyes] showed that the titans with powerful combat power were actually alchemy beings.
This kind of alchemy beings was probably a product left over from the ancient alchemy civilization. In the City of Stars controlled by Chen Rui, there were alchemy beings such as giant crystal beasts and the lamp spirits. However, when he released the ancient alchemy civilization’s spiritual imprint breath, the titans showed unexpected anger and launched a berserk attack on Chen Rui.
This showed that the titans must be related to the ancient alchemy civilization. As for why there was such a strong hostility, it was still unknown. In addition to the titans, Chen Rui also encountered another powerful existence on the island last time, the wind elementals!
There were not only elementals but also the king – The Wind Elemental King with the wind origin fragment!
The speed of the Wind Elemental King was extremely astonishing, even beyond [Sonic Boom]. Plus the strength of origin fragments and elements law, although his strength stayed at the Demon Overlord level due to certain restrictions, the combat power was definitely comparable to Zola and Dodo who was S+ level.
Last time Chen Rui escaped the Wind Elemental King’s pursuit by using the technique of concealment. There was no doubt that in this exchange, he would face the mortal enemy of the Earth Elemental King. Perhaps, the mystery of the titans could also be answered.
TL: Maybe the ancient alchemy civilization enslaved the titans back then 🤔
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