The appearance of the young little loli was just a small interlude. When Chen Rui arrived at the night market, the harem troupe was watching a mini concert in the plaza. Since the last successful concert of the Fallen Angel Empire, this form of performance had been gaining popularity in the Demon Realm.
Due to the martial battle championship, the Iron Fist City currently gathered audiences from all over the world, so many fans spontaneously organize free concerts. Although the level was not very high and the special effects were amateur, it still attracted many people.
Chen Rui just heard about Liliz having a daughter in a series of experiences reported by Ms. Black Dragon. Since Ms. Black Dragon did not mention Duoduo’s name, the pig head toy was also kept like a treasure by Athena in the space ring, Chen Rui didn’t really look into it.
On the contrary, Athena boldly entered Chen Rui’s room and raided him at night. According to the little succubus maid who came to help her later, the ‘battle’ begging for a baby seemed to be particularly intense.
2 days later, the top 4 semi-finals began.
The first game was Catherine vs Red Pipit. It was located in the Rowlin Forest of the ancient battlefield.
Since both of them were Kingdom-level powerhouses, during this period, the enchantment in the competition area had been reinforced again. A special small magic circle was arranged under each tree, and the entire forest area was a giant protective magic circle.
After seeing the strength that Lalaria showed when fighting Raizen, Red Pipit was not afraid but rejoiced instead. He was determined to enter the finals to gain valuable experience through the battle with the Demi-God powerhouse so that he could search for the threshold of advancing to Demi-God. Perhaps this would become his biggest reward for participating in this championship.
Of course, in order to face Lalaria, he must first defeat his semi-final opponent, Catherine. As for the question of Lalaria entering the final, Octopus King thought there was no suspense at all.
Facing the Demon Realm top sage, Red Pipit could feel that the breath on Catherine was no trivial matter, but compared to him, a veteran powerhouse who had been standing in the peak stage of the Kingdom level for many years, there was still a considerable gap. It’s not too hard to win.
“It’s not that I underestimate women, but you have no chance of winning.” Red Pipit had a faint contempt on his face, “I will never be merciful to my opponent, but if you admit defeat now, you can at least retreat unscathed.”
Catherine didn’t answer, and her veiled face showed no expression. 4 golden puppets suddenly appeared around her body. This action fully demonstrated her fighting attitude and determination.
Red Pipit didn’t continue talking. As he shook his dark red robe casually, the ground suddenly trembled slightly, and waves of terrifying momentum burst out.
Catherine felt as if she was in a stormy sea. She drew a mark in the air with her fingertips flashing red. The totems on the 4 golden puppets began to glow. Immediately, the mark burned and turned into a giant net of golden light. With the golden puppet as the 4 corners, a formation was formed. At first glance, it looked like a marionette.
The golden puppet moved with a strange rhythm, and the tide-like momentum was immediately dismantled and dissolved. It was like a large ship that would not be overturned while breaking the waves at the sea.
[4 Royal Souls Formation], a high level war puppet secret skill that integrated offense and defense.
“Very subtle means, but unfortunately, in front of absolute strength, no matter how clever the skills, they are useless.” Red Pipit shook his head. With a wave of his hand, the golden net shook, and some ‘silk threads’ were broken. Nonetheless, they were automatically reconnected and didn’t collapse.
Octopus King’s small eyes narrowed slightly. His chubby body instantly appeared in front of the giant net. As his hands were slashed, the giant net split, and the 4 golden puppets were thrown backward. The [4 Royal Souls Formation] collapsed.
The 4 golden puppets turned and merged together, turning into a shiny golden puppet which was the [Combat Soul Fusion] that was activated when she fought Paglio. The shiny golden puppet had both strength and speed which was much more powerful than the golden puppet.
Facing the incoming shiny golden puppet, Octopus King just sneered as his figure flickered. In the blink of an eye, he seemed to split into several avatars to surround the shiny golden puppet. In fact, it was actually the afterimages of moving at a high speed.
With the high-speed beating sound, the shiny golden puppet began to twist, deform, and shatter at a speed visible to the naked eye.
To the audience, Octopus King’s chubby figure flashed a few overlapping images before returning to its place, and the shiny golden puppet that was still intact a few seconds ago actually shattered into countless pieces.
Paglio defeated the shiny golden puppet after unleashing all his kingdom power plus his own poisonous talent, yet the puppet only lasted for a few seconds under Octopus King. The higher the strength level, the greater the difference in small realms. The gap between early stage Kingdom and peak stage Kingdom was 2 small realms, and the difference was indeed significant.
When the shiny golden puppet was shattered, Catherine suddenly disappeared, and Octopus King suddenly had a warning sign in his mind. When he looked up, he saw a huge dark golden foot with a terrifying strength stepping down from the sky.
Even Red Pipit did not dare to neglect this kind of power. He raised his palms to the sky, and a huge wave-like strength surged out. The huge soles of his feet could no longer step downward when it was 5 meters away from Red Pipit.
This dark gold war puppet was more than 10 meters high. Catherine was standing on the puppet’s shoulders. She slowly pressed her hands down, and the runes on the dark gold war puppet flashed. Suddenly, the strength had been greatly enhanced.
Octopus King’s facial expression changed slightly when he sensed that the pressure increased greatly. His feet began to sink into the soil slowly.
Catherine injected black flames from both hands into the forehead of the dark gold war puppet. The dark gold war puppet’s eyes were full of green light. It stepped Red Pipit into the soil.
There were a lot of cracks on the ground all around, and the ground continued to make sounds and shake. Obviously, the strength of this foot was extremely amazing.
“Bang!” The ground in the distance suddenly exploded, and a chubby figure burst out of the ground, rushing toward her speedily.
The dark gold war puppet suddenly shrunk to an ordinary scale of about 2 meters, facing the Octopus King.
The projections in the arena kept showing images of 3 figures shifting and flashing. Even with the reinforced enchantment, the projections were still be blurred for a short time due to the strong shock. One could imagine the intensity of the battle.
The dark gold war puppet’s body was very special. Although it was damaged, it could continue to be regenerate, and various parts of the body could change shape. Sometimes, it transformed into giants; sometimes, it transformed its limbs into sharp blades.
When Red Pipit shouted, Catherine and the dark gold war puppet were blown away. The Octopus King didn’t pursue. His arms seemed to be transformed into 8, quickly drawing waves of trajectories.
The surrounding temperature dropped suddenly as the forest was quickly covered with a layer of hoarfrost. Layers of transparent crystal walls crisscrossed at the place where Catherine and the dark gold war puppet were located. It was like a maze. Red Pipit was no longer visible.
“Although I have been in the Dead Sea for many years, I have also heard of the prestige of the Asmodeus Royal Family’s [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet].” Outside the maze, Octopus King’s gaze no longer had contempt, and it was replaced by a serious expression, “Only now I know that [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet] can not only infinitely regenerate and transform freely, but it can also complement and enhance the strength of the controller, resulting in a drastic increase in the strength of both sides. Your strength should not reach the peak stage of the Kingdom level yet, but your combat power is almost close to the peak stage level.”
Catherine still didn’t speak. Her hands glowed faintly as she tried to use her talent [Element Weakening] to dissolve the surrounding crystal walls. The crystal walls began to thin out, but it soon regenerated again, seemingly endlessly.
“I recognize your strength, but even if your strength reaches the peak stage of the Kingdom level, you are not my opponent.” Red Pipit was not bragging. As a veteran powerhouse of the peak stage of the Kingdom level, he was only one step away from Demi-God. Coupled with his own talent strength, there were very few people in the same realm who could beat him, “I will show your the true strength of the peak stage of the Kingdom level. Considering that you are a woman, let me remind you —— Since you choose to fight, you must be prepared to die.”
Catherine in the maze remained calm, and she finally answered, “This reminder also applies to you.”
A murderous look flashed in Octopus King’s eyes. He jumped up and disappeared.
Octopus King’s figure suddenly jumped out of the mirror behind the [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet], and he punched across the air toward the puppet. There was a deep fist mark, and the circumference of the fist mark was covered with a circle of ice crystals. [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet]’s recovery had slowed down a lot due to the freezing temperature.
The puppet reacted extremely quickly as its hand suddenly transformed into a sledgehammer. It swung and shattered the figure, leaving a big pit on the crystal wall, but all that was scattered on the ground was broken ice. Soon, the big pit began to regenerate automatically.
Catherine suddenly understood the role of these crystal walls, and she immediately stood back-to-back with the [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet] to prevent possible sneak attacks at any time.
No doubt, Octopus King kept flashing like a ghost. Most of the attacks were on Catherine – As long as the controller was destroyed, the [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet] would naturally lose its strength.
Catherine understood the Octopus King’s intentions and tried her best to avoid multiple attacks with the buff and protection of [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet].
In this kingdom, the Octopus King was almost an unsolvable existence. The real body would only appear at the moment when the attack was launched, then it would become an ice crystal avatar. The trouble was, if this ice crystal avatar was not destroyed, it would continuously be attacked.
In just a few minutes, the [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet] was already badly damaged, and a large number of ice crystals had solidified on its body. The recovery speed was several times slower than normal.
After resolving another sneak attack by Red Pipit, Catherine accidentally glanced at the puppet when she changed positions with the [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet]. Her pupils contracted suddenly because she saw Red Pipit’s shadow there!
He is in the body of [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet]!
It turned out that as long as this ice crystal reached a certain number and thickness, it could become the medium for the Red Pipit to enter and exit. Previously, Octopus King deliberately kept attacking [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet] just for this moment.
This tactic is simply unpredictable, Even Catherine was tricked.
As Catherine thought of that, Octopus King had already flown out from the crystal wall of the [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet] and hit Catherine with a punch.
This punch contained a powerful strength. Even if Catherine’s strength was quite close to the peak stage of the Kingdom level, as long as she was hit, she would be seriously injured even if she didn’t die.
After Octopus King delivered the fatal blow, his facial expression suddenly changed because the punch actually penetrated Catherine’s body without any hindrance.
Phantom? Octopus King reacted immediately, and a strong sense of crisis arose in his mind. Before he had time to avoid it, a sharp blade suddenly pierced through his chest.
Octopus King roared wildly. He threw his arm violently back at an unconventional angle, whipping the figure away. Catherine’s figure appeared in the distance on the other side. The one that was struck away was the [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet].
“You actually…” Octopus King looked at the blade of his chest in disbelief. He sensed a strange vitality that did not belong to him spreading rapidly. Apart from the heart that was shattered by sharp qi, every part of his body was invaded by this strange power.
This short blade was obviously a special legendary grade weapon. It could not only pierce the defense, but it could also store and spread Nirvana power. The strange ‘vitality’ made Red Pipit’s wound heal quickly, sealing the entire blade in his body. Not only that, this power was still constantly trying to possess the body to obliterate his soul and completely occupy the body of Red Pipit.
“Be prepared to die… I reminded you.” Catherine said lightly, and her body gradually changed from nothing to physical form with the cloak behind her.
1 of the 7 artifacts, the Dark Shadow Cape!
The Dark Shadow Cape was actually a very ‘powerful’ artifact. The weaker the user, the more difficult it was to play the role of the artifact. The stronger the user, the greater the effect and buff of the artifact.
At that time, when Catherine’s strength was greatly reduced because of ‘Nirvana’, she was chased by Broc. The power of the Dark Shadow Cape was not unleashed properly, and she was almost killed by Broc. When Catherine’s strength reached the peak stage of the Demon Overlord, she could use the strength of the Dark Shadow Cape to hide in Raizen’s kingdom.
The Dark Shadow Cape had three functions: invisibility, phantom, and [Anti-Magic]. Catherine used phantom to confuse Red Pipit, then she launched a sneak attack to retaliate with his skill, giving Octopus King a fatal strike.
The arena audience cheered. The top sage and top beauty Catherine the Great no doubt did not disappoint us. She won the battle in the end!
Only Raizen and others understood how unexpected Catherine’s victory was.
Chen Rui no longer watched the battle in the arena as he rushed to the battlefield with all his strength. Red Pipit was his friend. Although life and death was normal for his kind of battle, he would never sit back and watch this friend die, especially dying in Catherine’s hands.
“Good tactic! Good scheming!” Octopus King praised 2 ‘good’ in a row. He gritted his teeth and slapped his chest. The sharp blade that grew among his flesh thrust out from his chest, bringing out lots of green blood, “I was almost defeated or even lost my life because I underestimated the enemy. I don’t feel guilty at all for this loss, but unfortunately, this battle is not over yet. I have 3 hearts. This level is not enough to knock me down.”
Catherine sensed that the opponent’s momentum not only did not weaken, but skyrocketed to a terrifying level instead. She immediately recalled the [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet] and was prepared for a tough fight.
“I thought I had given you enough attention, but I still underestimated you. I’m sorry for that. Your strength and wisdom are enough to uplift my fighting spirit. I will do my best now.”
With that said, Octopus King took a deep breath, and the crystal wall in the kingdom gradually disappeared, turning into a rough surfy sea.
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