Chen Rui asked, “Why are you 2 here?”
“It’s really master!” Lucio’s voice was full of ecstasy. After being caught by these orcs, he thought he was bound to die. He didn’t expect to miraculously meet his powerful master!
Ina answered Chen Rui’s question, “Yesterday, I led the merchant group to transport a batch of wine and goods to the Thunderstorm Tribe for trading, but I didn’t expect that the orcs suddenly turned hostile and snatched all the goods. We were also detained here.”
Chen Rui remembered that Ina once said that his father was a businessman who died of a chronic illness. She became a mercenary for survival, and she would inherit her father’s legacy and regain his old business if she had the opportunity. Later, after Ina led Chen Rui to Storm Island to rescue Samuel and Joanna, she left sadly. Unexpectedly, she really became a businesswoman, and she was even working in high-risk areas like the Nightmare Wilderness.
“Have you seen a half-elf girl named Blanche?” With that said, Chen Rui looked at the situation around the cages for a while. These cages’ frames are shaped using the stone pillars. I don’t seem to feel anything like magic circles.
Ina and Lucio looked at each other and shook their heads. Someone in the cage beside him said, “I know that half-elf!”
Chen Rui saw that it was a fatty with a chubby head and big ears.
“I can tell you, but you have to save me. When I reach a safe place, I will surely tell you!”
The slightly smarter people could see that this ‘orc’ was a human disguise. This was a survival chance that came in despair, and it was the only chance to live.
Chen Rui frowned, “You tell me now and I will try to rescue you.”
“No! You must save me first!” The fatty insisted on the conditions, and emphasized that it was ‘me’ rather than ‘us’.
When the words came out, many people yelled, “I know too! Save me first!”
“Shut up!” Chen Rui was afraid that they would alert the guards outside, and a circle of intangible momentum spread around. The strange pressure suppressed these people speechless.
A hoarse voice sounded, “Is it a girl with glasses?”
The voice came from the cage behind. It was also a person detained in solitary confinement. The man was tall and thin. Unlike others, he seemed to carry a torture instrument on his body. His eyes were piercing in the dark. He was actually able to speak under the pressure of Chen Rui.
Chen Rui immediately turned around and the man continued to say, “About 4 days ago, a few orcs came here with 2 women who looked like wizards and took away the girl who was in solitary confinement in the cage beside me. The girl was locked in for several days and remained in a coma. From the wizards’ conversation, I heard the word ‘half-elf’.”
4 days ago? Chen Rui took a deep breath. I am still a step behind. It seems that Blanche is most likely taken to the Doom Swamp where the great wizard is. He nodded immediately, “Thank you, I will get you all out of the prison first.”
The sealwork of the cage was very special. It looked tight with no door. He didn’t know how to open it.
The man looked at the way he looked at the stone pillars and sighed, “No need to try. These cages should be left over from the Orc Empire. They are extremely strong. If I hadn’t been locked in by these chains, I might be able to break open. Your strength has just reached the edge of Saint, so you can’t damage these pillars. If you really want to save me and these people, it’s best to leave here immediately before being discovered and go to the Blue Holy Sanctuary of Glory Empire to ask for help…”
“Understood.” Chen Rui interrupted him, “You mean I can only use brute force to crack it, right?”
“At least you have to have to reach the real Saint…” The man shook his head. Before he finished speaking, his pupils suddenly contracted as he felt that the breath exuded by Chen Rui had changed. It instantly climbed to the point which was shocking to even him, a powerhouse that was about to reach the peak of Saint.
In the blink of an eye, the sharp qi enveloped the prison cells. The extremely strong stone pillars were broken into several pieces almost at the same time. The cut was smooth as if it was slashed by a sharp sword.
Seeing that the cage was broken open, the humans couldn’t help but be overjoyed. They climbed out one after another. However, the totem-shaped light inscriptions appeared on the broken stone pillars, and the entire cage began to shake.
“Oh no!” Chen Rui knew something was amiss. These stone pillars without magic circle fluctuations actually have the totem power of the orc tribe. The brute force cracking just now may have alarmed the enemy!
This situation made almost everyone panic. The tall and thin man stood up and said, “Damn orcs, there are actually such totems! Now we can only kill our way out together! Is there any way to help me break the shackles? The shackles carry a special soul power which confines my strength.”
“Soul power?” Chen Rui slightly pondered, and there was already a sword in his hand. The quillons were 2 back to back dark golden angels. The sword was all-white with a simple and mysterious breath, the Sword of Fallen Angel.
He slashed directly on the torture instrument worn by the man. The torture instrument only broke through an opening, but it did not break immediately. In the man’s surprised gaze, the opening automatically began to expand. In a blink of an eye, the entire torture instrument seemed to have lost its life and was scattered on the ground.
In the area of the central royal tent, the orc soldiers who received the order quickly gathered in the direction of the dungeon.
With a deafening sound, the entrance of the dungeon burst open. The nearby orc soldiers were blown away by a huge wave of air. Many of their bodies were torn apart in mid-air.
This move was made by the tall and thin man named Bonnet. His body that didn’t look strong contained amazing explosive power. Wherever his fists waved, the orc soldiers turned into blood mist.
Not long after, the area became blazing with consecutive explosion sounds. It was already late at night. Many orcs suddenly fell into chaos.
Bonnet attracted firepower while Chen Rui led Ina, Lucio and the rescued humans to quickly evacuate in the opposite direction. The man took the item given by Chen Rui and threw it wildly. After venting his anger, he kept up with the team without stopping.
A roar was heard from the dungeon in the distance. The roar shook the entire area of the king’s tent. People with weaker powers felt that they were buzzing sounds in their ears and they could hardly retain their stability. Bonnet’s facial expression changed, “Run! It’s Orc King Fugger!”
As soon as he said it, the roar was approaching at high speed. In the blink of an eye, a tall figure was already blocking the front. This was a strong orc wearing a heavy armor with golden pupils and very thick hair. His hideous appearance looked particularly horrifying in the moonlight.
Comprehensive Strength Assessment: S+
Physique: S+, Strength: S+, Spirit: A, Speed: S.
[Analysis]: Strength talent, Beamon bloodline transformation
It seemed that the Orc King Fugger that Bonnet mentioned should be the top existence among the strongest orc forces. As long as Fugger was defeated, it shouldn’t be a problem for Bonnet with S-level strength to take Lucio, Ina and others to escape the Nightmare Wilderness. He could also continue to the Doom Swamp to rescue Blanche.
Chen Rui frowned suddenly as he saw 2 orcs descended from the air, 1 male and 1 female. In the [Analytical Eyes], both strengths were S.
“Imshi, Sashry… The 3 Orc Kings of the Thunderous Tribe are here!” Bonnet smiled bitterly and said to Chen Rui, “It seems that our luck is used up. What is your name? Before I die, I want to know the one who fights together in the end…”
“Things are not as bad as you think…”
Bonnet’s words were interrupted again as Chen Rui’s voice came in his mind, “I’ll deal with these 3 Orc Kings later, and you protect these people to retreat to the west. Wait for me in that small forest. By the way, there is also a unicorn. It’s my mount, don’t hurt it.”
Dealing with the 3 Orc Kings? Bonnet couldn’t react to it for a while, then Chen Rui was walking slowly toward Orc King Fugger.
All of a sudden, everyone’s vision was blurred and Chen Rui had appeared in front of Fugger in an instant. Fugger didn’t panic. He threw a big fist containing the berserk strength.
Chen Rui did not evade, but he threw a punch.
“Boom.” When the 2 fists slammed into each other head-on, the ground trembled violently. Cracks appeared on the ground below the collision point and quickly spread to the surroundings.
Bonnet once experienced Fugger’s power, so he seemed to see the tragic scene of Chui Rui being crushed. However, his worry was replaced by surprise. He saw Chen Rui standing still and Orc King Fugger took a step back, then another step back… He took 5 steps in a row before he managed to stand firm. His expression of contempt was replaced by disbelief.
In fact, the strength of this blow was not much different between the 2 sides. Fugger suffered from underestimating the enemy, while Chen Rui used the overlapping strength realized from the surfy sea. When Fugger realized something was wrong, he could no longer block the powerful wave-like force.
When Fugger felt the opponent’s strength, his golden eyes were full of fighting spirit. Before he counterattacked, a warning sign suddenly appeared behind him. It turned out that the opponent had appeared behind him like a ghost.
Fugger reacted extremely quickly. He turned around and clawed, but this blow fell into a kind of muddy water-like power which was completely different from the previous wave power. It was as if punching into cotton, unable to maximize the impact. Before the strength of this punch was exhausted, the soft water ripples had turned into a whip that lashed in his ribs severely. Fugger felt a sharp pain, and his body shook. His fighting instinct told him that the opponent did not use a lot of power, and that the blow was actually his own strength which was redirected at him by some strange means. It was equivalent to hitting himself with a punch.
The pesky water ripple power came again. It was the first time Fugger encountered such a strange opponent. He would rather choose the previous head-to-head battle. After continuous losses, his raging roar continued.
The visibility under the moonlight was not very high for others, but Bonnet could see clearly that Orc King Fugger, the most powerful one in the Nightmare Wilderness, was successively restrained by that unknown human. There were more and more dents on his armor.
Fugger finally got rid of the strange force field, and he found that the opponent was missing. The sound of beating came from Imshi and Sashry on the side. It turned out that the troublesome enemy actually left him alone to attack Imshi and Sashry instead!
This kind of ignore infuriated Fugger more than any provocative language. With a loud shout, he rushed toward Chen Rui. Chen Rui gave a long laugh. His hands drew mysterious ripples, and a soft like water but vast force field circled the 3 Orc Kings.
This force field was none other than the [Water Profound Mystery]. Chen Rui used both hands instead of a sword this time. It was just like Catherine battling against the crystal dragons and the other 2 in the Crystal Valley. The difference was that Catherine’s ‘resolve’ was more proficient while he was more like ‘borrowing’ the force.
Leveraging strength to fight was just like the ‘Tai Chi’ he had heard of in the previous lives, but he had not learned Tai Chi, so he could only use the inspiration of Tai Chi to realize his own understanding and progressively improve it into the current combat skill.
The attacks of the 3 Orc Kings were always involuntarily attacking their own people. Even if they could hit the enemy occasionally, it would be dispelled and diverted by a strange movement and power. They could not cause real damage. Instead, they were frequently being hit. In fact, it was closer to the ‘universal shifting’ described by Jin Yong.
Bonnet looked dumbfounded. He finally understood why Chen Rui said ‘I’ll deal with these 3 Orc Kings later’. When this ‘nameless powerhouse’ broke the cage, he already knew that the opponent was strong, but he did not expect him to be strong to the extent of actually fighting the 3 Orc Kings alone!
Very few people can match this kind of strength, even the Holy Sanctuary of the Blue Glory Empire. As a top Saint powerhouse, how can he be unknown? Who is he?
The 3 Orc Kings became more frightened as they fought. They immediately changed their tactics, abandoning their best hand-to-hand combat to focus on energy and territory power attacks. This greatly reduced the effectiveness of [Water Profound Mystery].
Chen Rui frowned when he saw Bonnet and the others still watching the battle. He channeled [Water Profound Mystery] to the extreme. The 3 Orc Kings who surrounded him felt that the water ripple force field was amplified, and their bodies involuntarily floated. Chen Rui’s hands shook, and the water ripples suddenly turned into huge waves, knocking back the 3 Orc Kings at the same time.
The loud shout made Bonnet wake up as he hurriedly led everyone to retreat to the west.
Before they ran far away, Bonnet suddenly felt a terrifying fluctuation. Looking back, the 3 Orc Kings’ figures quickly became taller and bigger, and their momentum was also undergoing shocking changes.
Bonnet was secretly shocked when he suddenly thought of a legend about the orc royal family.
Beamon Giant Beast!
These 3 Orc Kings actually possess the Orc Empire’s strongest Beamon bloodline. They can transform into the most terrifying melee combat beast, the Beamon Giant Beast!
Can that powerhouse withstand it? Bonnet felt bitter in his mouth when he thought of himself challenging Fugger recklessly previously. He was lucky that he was imprisoned rather than being killed on the spot.
Although Bonnet had reached Saint, he knew in his mind that this battle was out of the level he could participate in. The only thing he could do now was to take these people away as soon as possible so as not to drag down the unknown powerhouse.
At this moment, he heard the roar of the Beamon Giant Beast from behind, which seemed to be intertwined with shock and anger. Bonnet couldn’t help but glance, and he saw that the sky suddenly turned into a fiery red color. He could vaguely feel the heat and viciousness contained in the fiery red even at this distance.
TL: This is the strongest tribe? Then the great wizard won’t be anywhere stronger, right?
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