The Devil’s Snare Ship passed the Storm Sea area in the shortest time and arrived at Storm Island.
There was no tornado like the Storm Sea area around Storm Island. It was just shrouded in mists which looked illusory and ethereal.
Chen Rui put away the Devil’s Snare Ship and the sandmen as he set foot on the island. Storm Island was a large area, and the magic map was completely useless here. Since he just hurriedly circled the periphery and didn’t discover in depth when he rescued Samuel last time, he could only rely on memory to explore and move forward step by step.
While on the move, Chen Rui suddenly raised his head and saw 2 black figures in the sky – 2 golden eagles, with Chen Rui’s vision, he could clearly see the unabashed hostility in the ferocious gaze.
The thunderbird was one of the strongest birds in the human world. It was even more ferocious than the griffon. It had a powerful [Thunder] talent and its combat power was second only to giant dragons.
Chen Rui once got a little thunderbird in the Garden City and established his identity as a ‘beast tamer’. With that, he followed Paul into the Holy Light Mountain. Since Chen Rui could not carry it through the [Star Gate], he released the thunderbird before the Snow Dallet operation.
The thunderbird’s temperament was unfriendly and unruly. Previously, the little thunderbird was young and undeveloped. In addition, Chen Rui tamed it by coercion and temptation based on absolute strength. If it was this adult thunderbird, it would also be difficult to tame it even with a death threat.
In the sound of crisp chirping, 2 thunderbirds swooped down toward Chen Rui one after the other. From time to time, some ignorant humans would come to steal the eggs or chicks of the thunderbird, so this kind of predator like the thunderbird was extremely hostile to humans. After discovering the enemy, it chose to attack as soon as possible.
Chen Rui frowned slightly, and the thunderbirds suddenly slowed down. In their eyes, it seemed that the surrounding trees were beginning to wither quickly, full of depression and twilight. At the same time, the slowed and weakened state started to show up. The thunderbird at the front even lost the strength to flutter its wings and fell straight to the ground.
The thunderbird behind sensed the enemy’s strength. It chirped with a struggle, and a thunder struck Chen Rui and split him in half. However, the halves of the figure quickly merged into 1 again as if nothing had happened. As he waved his hand, the thunderbird had already fallen with his companion before it could strike another lightning.
After Chen Rui quickly captured the thunderbirds with [Autumn Territory] and illusion, he tried to convey a friendly consciousness in the [Analytical Eyes] and wanted to take the opportunity to inquire about the location of the wind elementals, but the response was still very hostile. As his thoughts turned, his eyes were covered with a faint purple light, and the power of the Evil Pupil had been activated.
The ferocious gaze of the thunderbirds became hazy, and some images began to slowly reflect in Chen Rui’s eyes.
This was a strange palace that seemed to be among the clouds, surrounded by the power of storms and lightning.
Around the palace, there were strange human figures. Their lower bodies were a whirlwind-like air current, faintly exuding electric spark. It was traveling in a suspended manner even on the ground.
In addition to these human figures, there were tall giants on the ground. They wore armor and held javelins condensed by lightning in their hands. Their skins were dark silver and golden.
The purple light in Chen Rui’s eyes gradually faded, and the thunderbird’s eyes returned to normal. The power of the Evil Pupil brought a powerful deterrence to the soul of the thunderbird. Even after Chen Ruic canceled the binding strength, these 2 ferocious and aggressive predator birds did not attack again, but they flew away with fear.
Chen Rui rubbed his temples to relieve the discomfort. Sariel’s Evil Pupil is indeed amazing. This was a new function he had learned in the training ground in recent days- It could map the soul, which was a kind of strange power to read memory.
The difficulty of the actual application of this kind of power was far more than expected. Chen Rui consumed a lot of spirit power when activating for the first time. He almost couldn’t control it and got recoiled, but he got the information he wanted in the end.
The old nest of the wind elementals was a familiar palace. Right, he saw it in the Bloody Empire’s 4th floor of the Book Collection Hall, the Cloud Palace.
Surprisingly, the titans were also in the Cloud Palace, and they were at peace with the wind elementals as partners. In fact, the last time Chen Rui was chased by the ‘coalition army’ of the wind elementals and the titans. It seemed that the relationship between the 2 was extraordinary.
The thunderbirds’ memory did not contain the specific location of the Cloud Palace, but there were areas where these ‘dangerous creatures’ were active. Under normal circumstances, the thunderbirds would never easily enter these areas. The Cloud Palace was likely to originate from some kind of bloodline memory as well.
According to the memory of the thunderbirds, Chen Rui walked toward those ‘dangerous areas’ one step at a time.
In addition to the thunderbird, the Storm Island had abundant species, but the more he moved forward, the less demonic beasts there were. The strange and dangerous breath in the air became more and more intense.
Walking through a forest and in front of a basin, Chen Rui finally saw a huge figure – titan.
Although there were no wind elementals that Chen Rui was looking for, he knew that as long as he found the titans, the wind elementals must be nearby.
Before finding the wind elementals, Chen Rui didn’t want to alarm these giants to cause unnecessary battles. With a move in his mind, he channeled out the [Sneak] skill and hid his body.
Race: Titans (alchemy beings)
Comprehensive Strength Assessment: S
Physique: S, Strength: S, Spirit: S, Speed: A.
Analysis: Thunder power, strength talent, spiritual immunity.
Degree of danger: Quite high.
Chen Rui carefully bypassed this titan and continued to move forward. No doubt, the number of titans entering his sight gradually increased. The weakest was even the Demon Emperor level strength, which made Chen Rui think of the powerful dragons.
These giants with terrifying combat power looked a little dull when they were not fighting, and their activities did not seem to have a clear purpose, but it was certain that once the intruder Chen Rui emerged, he would definitely become the first target of attack of these giants.
The strange thing was that he met a lot of the titans along the way, but he didn’t see the wind elementals. As Chen Rui was puzzled, he suddenly stopped because he sensed a faint energy fluctuation in front of him. This kind of spiritual energy fluctuation was quite subtle. If he was a normal Demon Overlord or even a kingdom-level powerhouse, he might not be able to sense it. The reason Chen Rui could sense it was because he had a special spiritual imprint, the ancient alchemy civilization spiritual imprint.
The frequency of spiritual energy was becoming more and more familiar. It was similar to a certain illusion created by the spiritual imprint, but the strength was very weak. Chen Rui’s heart moved, and he walked straight ahead. There were no titans, but a cliff.
Chen Rui channeled the spiritual imprint in his body, trying to adjust to the frequency that synchronized with the nearby spiritual energy. The scene in front of him no doubt began to change slowly. It was not a cliff after all, but a huge canyon in front, and a long slope led directly to the entrance to the canyon.
On a closer look, the slope was actually formed by some kind of extremely strong radial power or some kind of big explosion in the canyon. The power of the explosion should be very special. Not only did it leave exaggerated traces, but the area was almost barren which looked particularly eye-catching.
With a thought, Chen Rui walked all the way into this huge canyon following the traces.
The further he went, the more obvious the traces, and the more shocking the intensity of the damage, but this seemed to happen quite long ago. The 1-hour time limit of [Sneak] was up, and it would take 3 hours to activate the next time. Fortunately, there were no titans in the canyon. With strong curiosity, he continued to walk forward. As he was walking, he suddenly kicked something under his feet. It was a familiar old metal object that seemed to be some kind of broken part.
When a similar wreck was found in front, Chen Rui finally remembered what it was.
Besides the assemble puppet, there were also translucent crystal-like fragments which should be the remains of a giant crystal beast or a crystal beast. This discovery further confirmed Chen Rui’s speculation.
The relatively complete ‘skeletons’ could already be seen before. Chen Rui also found some human-shaped bones that had not been completely weathered in the half assemble puppet.
Finally, a huge building appeared in front of Chen Rui. The scale of this building far exceeded the City of Stars. It shouldn’t be called a castle, but a city!
Chen Rui couldn’t be more familiar with the appearance and style of the city – the ruin of the ancient alchemy civilization!
The first impression of this ruin on Chen Rui, apart from being huge, was only a word: ruined.
The previous huge explosion traces no doubt spread out from the city. The gate area of the ruin had completely disappeared because of this explosion, and the vicinity was full of severely damaged wreckage.
Chen Rui walked into the ruin, and there were shocking traces of destruction everywhere. No living entity was found. The huge ruin was full of dead breath.
Chen Rui followed the hazy spiritual energy fluctuations and found the central palace of the city.
The central palace, which represented the supreme ruler of the city, had collapsed in half, and the remains of the guards were all nearby. It was clear that they had experienced a terrifying battle. When Chen Rui thought of the alchemy beings, the titans, outside the canyon, and the rage showed by the titans when he first released the power of spiritual imprint, he vaguely guessed something.
The structure of the central palace was much more complicated than that of the City of Stars, but the overall style was similar. Since the original strong defense power had disappeared, Chen Rui did not spend too much time cracking the weak illusion protection with his sense of the spiritual energy to find the most central main hall room.
As soon as he opened the door of the main hall, Chen Rui felt dizzy. A spiritual energy enveloped him from all sides. This spiritual energy was much stronger than the one sensed outside the door, and it had obvious hostility and strange power. It seemed to want to devour his soul.
Chen Rui was prepared for it. The God-Eating Mask appeared on his face. The God-Eating Mask had an attribute that was immune to spirit and soul control, and it also had the skill of the nemesis of spirit power, [God Eater]. Under [God Eater], this spirit power that wanted to devour his soul was in turn being devoured.
As the spiritual energy faded, the scene in front of him became clear. This was a spacious room with nothing extra than the huge purple crystal in the center.
This purple crystal was the central life crystal that controlled the entire ruin. If he could control it, he could become the master of this huge ruin.
TL: Another ancient ruin? Are both alchemy civilizations from the same origin?
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