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After the flash of blue light, Chen Rui had appeared in another teleportation array.
There was a forest in front of him with a passage paved by stone slabs leading to the depths of the forest. The white mist was floating around, and the visibility was not high.
This should be the famous dangerous place of the Nightmare Wilderness, the Doom Swamp. On the hand-drawn map given by the human merchant, there is not too much description of this area, but the general direction is indicated. There is also a 2-word reminder: “Very dangerous”.
Chen Rui came to the Doom Swamp himself and the avatar, Shura, went to the dwarf forest to meet Bonnet, escorting Ina, others and the unicorn White Wind all the way out of the Nightmare Wilderness. Ina’s ship would send White Wind back to the Jade Forest Sea. As for Bonnet, who was probably a member of the Blue Glory Empire’s Holy Sanctuary, Chen Rui did not want to have too many intersections with him, especially since he was also 1 of the most wanted criminals of the Holy Church. A slight mistake could hurt Ina, Lucio or even Samuel.
The most important thing right now was to immediately rescue the half-elf girl who might be listed as some kind of ritual sacrifice.
There were 6 3-meter-high statues on both sides of the stone path close to the teleportation array. These statues were very strange in shape. They had 2 upper bodies, holding sharp swords. They looked hideous and strange.
These 6 statues gave Chen Rui a familiar feeling. As he passed by the statues, the statues’ eyes suddenly flashed with dark red light and became alive.
At this time, the [Analytical Eyes] information prompted: The Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts.
Comprehensive Strength Assessment: C.
Analysis: Invulnerability attribute, perception concealment.
It turned out to be the Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts that I once saw in the Land of Hatred! No wonder they looked familiar. The Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts is a combat machine created by alchemy. It is made of secret spells and special materials. It has the characteristics of greatly reducing physical and magic damage. They can also shield the detection of perception.
These 6 Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts’ double bodies and 4-arm shape were not the same as those Chen Rui had seen, and their combat power was more powerful. Particularly, the close combat lethality of the double body was almost comparable to the nagas.
However, Chen Rui had seen 100,000 Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts in the underwater world. Facing the 6 Demon King-level Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts, he was calm and composed. He held his hands together, and the movements of the 6 Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts stopped at the same time. The arms holding the swords were frozen in the air, and the joints made a piercing sound. They were obviously unable to resist him even with all their strength.
Chen Rui frowned suddenly. He shook his arms and knocked the 6 Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts away, and the Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts burst open in the air.
This self-detonation was a bit unexpected, and the movement caused was loud. With his hearing, he had already felt a faint sound from a distance. It seemed that more than 1 person was rushing to this side quickly.
Chen Rui didn’t panic. Since his deeds were exposed, he simply caused more commotion. It would be better to alarm Longmetil and interrupt the blood sacrifice that might be in progress.
Several ‘Zerays’ imitated by Zola appeared in his hands. Although their power was slightly lower than the original ones, they were still quite impressive. They had previously caused extensive damage in the Thunderstorm Tribe.
“Boom Boom!” There was a deafening explosion sound in the woods. Some magic circles or totems placed near the woods were completely destroyed by this terrifying explosion. More and more people were alarmed. The first ones to come over had appeared in his sight.
This was a team of cavalry whose mount was a black lizard pseudo-dragon; the image was somewhat similar to the theropod carnivorous dinosaurs known by Chen Rui. The cavalry was wearing light armor with their face covered in black cloth. Their figures were somewhat different from that of the sturdy orcs. They looked more agile. They held a spear in their hands and carried a row of javelins behind their back.
A cavalry spotted Chen Rui and immediately signaled his companions to rush forward. Chen Rui waved his hand, and an airflow burst out, flipping away the cavalry and the mounts that rushed in front. When the cavalry behind saw this, they didn’t dare to get close, and they threw javelins one after another.
Chen Rui’s figure disappeared instantly and appeared behind a lizard pseudo-dragon. The cavalry was taken aback. Before he could do anything, he was lifted up into the air. After a slight shock, he was finally relieved, but he found that all his companions and mounts had fallen to the ground. He was the only one left in the cavalry team.
“Half-orc?” The information displayed by the [Analytical Eyes] surprised Chen Rui, but since half-elf existed, half-orc was naturally within the scope of understanding, but it was just a little unexpected.
“Where is the Great Wizard Longmetil?” Chen Rui used Evil Pupil’s mental pressure to question him, but the half-orc still did not speak under the power of Evil Pupil. After a while, he couldn’t stand the terrifying mental pressure and fainted.
Chen Rui was taken aback. The strength of this half-orc is only E. By right, it is impossible to resist the power of Evil Pupil. There is only one possibility for this – he received a stronger spiritual implication such as a certain… faith.
While Chen Rui was frowning, there was a bright light around him. A large-scale lighting magic had been activated as if it were daylight, but he didn’t plan to hide. He just stood there, waiting for the arrival of the fast approaching enemy.
Soon, a large group of cavalry appeared in front of him. These cavalry’s bodies had a faint light, which was obviously blessed with the battlecry of the wizards.
The cavalry was not eager to attack, but they slowly pulled a distance to form an encirclement. Several wizard-like men and women began to appear beside the cavalries. Judging from their figures, there were orcs and half-orc.
Under the order of a leader, these wizards threw objects one by one at Chen Rui, which fell far and wide around him. It turned out to be huge stone pillars with totems engraved on them. The weight of the stone pillar was not light. If it was a human magician, it would perhaps be a problem to carry it using the original body strength alone. Only the ‘magician’ of the orc tribe could temporarily take up the role as ‘javelin thrower’ so easily.
As soon as the pillars were inserted into the ground, they quickly emitted a strange light. The shiny inscriptions interweaved and resonated like a large array that wrapped Chen Rui in it.
Chen Rui felt that his body seemed to be bound by intangible ropes. He was struggling to move. He was surprised that the power of these totems that was different from ordinary magic was so amazing. The interwoven totem inscriptions merged in 1 place, and dozens of huge ‘claws’ suddenly appeared on the ground, forming a cage that trapped Chen Rui in it.
After the cage was formed, the lizard cavalry took out the javelin together. Amid the battlecry of the wizards, the javelins with green light were thrown into the cage one after another.
The purpose of these javelins was not to pierce Chen Rui through the cage, but to land on the ground around him. When they were inserted into the ground, they turned into puffs of green smoke and spread out. The green smoke was obviously very poisonous — it was the first time Chen Rui saw such a combination of battle tactics.
Javelins were thrown at the cage like rain. Under the effect of the totem array, the poisonous smoke did not spread, but concentrated in the cage area. It was so concentrated that it was almost impossible to see the cage.
At this moment, a black hole in the sky appeared out of thin air like a whirlpool that quickly devoured the poisonous smoke. Not only the poisonous smoke, but the light on the totem pillars also rapidly weakened. In the blink of an eye, the giant claw cage that had lost the power of the totem had been turned into powder.
The wizards staggered back, seeming to have received some kind of strong recoil, but the devouring power of the black hole continued. Whether it was the cavalry or the wizards, they involuntarily flew to the black hole above.
When the black hole disappeared, the unconscious wizards, cavalry and even the lizard pseudo-dragon mounts lay unconscious on the ground. In fact, [Star Devouring] did not devour their flesh and blood, but it had completely destroyed the combat power of these people.
Chen Rui approached the wizard leader. This was a half-orc woman with a pretty hot figure, and her appearance was much more delicate than the orcs. With the previous example of cavalry, Chen Rui guessed that these wizards might have some kind of stubborn beliefs. Only relying on the power of Evil Pupil might not produce results. Fortunately, he had more than Evil Pupil.
While thinking about it, Chen Rui had a mask on his face, the God-Eating Mask. His eyes began to glow with a faint yellow light.
Soon after, the half-orc wizard leader, Baji, led a ‘half-orc wizard’ all the way to the location of Great Wizard Longmetil – The Secret Language Stone Palace.
The half-orc wizard was a disguise by Chen Rui. After Baji became the puppet of the God-Eating Mask, she told everything she knew. He learned from her that since the half-elf was sent to the Secret Language Stone Palace 4 days ago, Great Wizard Longmetil had been behind closed doors and focused on preparing for the ‘blood sacrifice for the god’. The first batch of captured humans were also sent to the stone palace; it was said to be some kind of sacrifice.
The news made Chen Rui more anxious. Before entering the stone palace, the 2 were blocked by the guard at the door, saying that it was the great wizard who ordered no one to enter.
Baji appeared stern, claiming that there was an emergency and she had to report it to the Great Wizard.
As there was such a big movement outside, even the person inside the Secret Language Stone Palace heard it. Baji’s status was different. As the leader of the high level wizard in charge of defense, it made sense to rush to report to the great wizard after discovering the situation. So after some intimidation, the 2 successfully entered the stone palace.
The stone palace had a large space. It was not like an ordinary palace where one could find the main hall directly. Instead, it was full of complex maze-like passages. Fortunately, there was a guide like Baji. Otherwise, it was not an easy task to find the ‘God Prayer Hall’ where the great wizard was.
The stone palace was filled with a silent and peculiar atmosphere. There were no extra guards, but the Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts were scattered along the way.
These Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts were in a dormant state. In fact, the soldiers and wizards of the Doom Swamp had a kind of ‘immunity’ amulet. Without this amulet, one would be indiscriminately attacked. This was exactly why Chen Rui was attacked by the Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts as soon as he walked out of the teleportation array.
When the 2 walked into the large corridor in front of the God Prayer Hall, something unexpected happened. The Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts on both sides suddenly came back to life. Not only those in the corridor, but also the Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts behind. In the blink of an eye, both of them had been surrounded.
This situation was unprecedented. Baji was taken aback. She clearly took an amulet with her. Why did it trigger the revival of the Dark Iron Mystic Ghosts?
Chen Rui thought about it a little, and he already understood – Longmetil must be carrying out some extremely secret activity, so he will kill his ‘own people’ without hesitation.
Could this activity be… Chen Rui shuddered suddenly as his ominous premonition became stronger, and his breath suddenly rose.
TL: Can he stop the ritual in time? His opponent seems to be at least demi-god (or the god he prays to) since there is faith power in the troop, can he fight without the [Pole Star Transformation]?
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