Chen Rui, dressed in a cloak, unhurriedly walked out of the city gate toward the Black Screen Mountain which was a mountain in the outer suburbs of the Dark Shadow Empire. The nearby terrain was quite complicated, so unfamiliar people would get lost in it, and they had to make a huge detour to get out.
Looking up at the sky, although it was already morning, it seemed very dim. The whole sky was gray like it was dawn.
This reminded Chen Rui of the passionate dawn with Catherine at the star observatory a week ago, which could be described as ‘indulgence’. The beauty of the Demon Realm’s top sage allowed him to unscrupulously enter her body in various shy poses.
Just like many women of the Asmodeus Royal Family, in the heart of Her Majesty Empress, love between men and women was the most natural thing while desire was the blending and sublimation of feelings. Moreover, the intimacy between husband and wife or lover was originally a private enjoyment behind closed doors. The others couldn’t say anything about it. , so there was no conflict or resistance. Although some ‘requests’ still made her shy, she finally let go of her restraint, dedicated everything to him and catered to his desires wholeheartedly to please him.
This was the Asmodeus Royal Family called ‘lust’. Every woman in the Lust Royal Family was undoubtedly a stunner in bed, let alone the Demon Realm’s top beauty. Of course, this kind of dedication would only be given to the man she loved the most. In front of others, she was still the revered, wise and cold empress.
The 2 were busy from dawn to morning. Only until evening, Chen Rui woke up from his slumber. He did not continue to stay in the palace and bade Catherine farewell.
“Be sure to protect yourself for me, for Duoduo, and for them. I’m waiting for your return.”
Although there was only a short night of happiness, Catherine didn’t hold him back. She didn’t ask why; she just kissed him and said these 2 sentences.
It turned out that when Chen Rui sensed Sariel’s call in his mind, the empress with incredible insight had already guessed something from the abnormality he revealed.
That’s right, I have her, them, and Duoduo. No matter what is in the road ahead, I will not hesitate and will definitely come back.
In the following week, Chen Rui only brought back news to the girls of the Dark Moon through the Dark Demon, lest they worry. He didn’t go back personally, but he was training in the Super System to digest the benefit from Catherine’s ‘star conferring’ and further comprehend the mystery of the Red Pole Star Emperor as well as law. Now there were still Star Servant and Star Apprentice in the star conferring, but the equality link had been used up. In other words, before Chen Rui advanced to the next level, he could only perform star conferring for the remaining slots by signing a master-subordinate or master-servant link.
The clouds continued to rumble with thunder; a heavy rain was imminent.
Before he knew it, the Black Screen Mountain had appeared in front of his eyes. The mountain was actually not very big, but the black-leaf forest connected with the mountain looked a little creepy. The Dark Shadow Empire was very prosperous. Even in the outer suburbs, there were many people who came here. However, the weather was so gloomy today, and the rainstorm was coming, so people were rushing back.
Chen Rui walked into the forest step by step according to the position shown in the Evil Pupil.
The time limit given by Sariel was 10 days, but instead of arriving on the last day, Chen Rui chose to go earlier. Chen Rui was no longer a rookie at the beginning who didn’t understand anything. His real goal was not only the silver box, but also Tiffany. This operation was likely to be extremely dangerous. Sariel did not summon him alone. The so-called ‘companion’ might stab him in the back at any time. It was beneficial to observe in advance.
The rain started to fall in the woods. When the raindrops fell on Chen Rui’s cloak, it slipped away as if it touched something slippery.
A figure appeared on the hillside in the distance. It was a burly man with a bald head wearing a dark red cape. Chen Rui was slightly surprised that the direction the bald man was going seemed to be the same as his.
Chen Rui’s thought moved, and he kept a distance and followed behind. The man sensed something and looked back at him. The blue right eye seemed to turn black in an instant. At this moment, the nearby rain was rushing toward Chen Rui.
The incoming rain condensed into a huge transparent fist with an overwhelming power. Chen Rui, who seemed to be unable to dodge, was hit directly.
There was no explosion or shattering as imagined as the fist stopped about 4 meters in front of Chen Rui. It had actually changed from liquid to solid, and was frozen in a strange way. The next moment, the huge fist quickly turned into particles and dissipated.
The bald-headed man’s eyes squinted as he seemed to feel a tingling pain. Chen Rui’s expression was indifferent, but he just looked at the bald-headed man lightly.
If there was a third person present, they would feel strange spirit fluctuations at most, and they couldn’t see fist, freeze, or any abnormal rain, because at that moment, it was actually a spirit confrontation.
Chen Rui activated the power of [Winter Territory]. After further comprehension of the destruction law, the power of [Winter Territory] had doubled, and the skills had become more sophisticated. It had become 1 of the most efficient means of fighting the enemy.
In this short confrontation, Chen Rui had the obvious upper hand. Due to the distance, the [Analytical Eyes] was unable to determine the specific strength of this person, but Chen Rui could feel that the strength of the bald man was at least Kingdom level. More importantly, he faintly sensed the unique power of the Evil Pupil in the spirit power of the opponent.
Although the opponent was actively provocative, Chen Rui didn’t want to waste his strength in this useless battle, so he didn’t pursue the victory. His eyes flashed, deliberately revealing a trace of the Evil Pupil’s breath, smiled lightly, and walked over slowly, “Sir, I think you have misunderstood something. Our destination should be the same.”
With seemingly casual steps, Chen Rui had walked in front of the bald man in the blink of an eye. The bald man’s eyes flashed, but he didn’t make a move in the end. He realized it when he sensed the Evil Pupil’s breath on Chen Rui, “Oh, sorry.”
The [Analytical Eyes] immediately showed the profile of the bald man.
Race: Leviathan Royal Family
Comprehensive Strength Assessment: A (SS)
Physique: A (SS-), Strength: A (SS), Spirit: A (SS), Speed: A (SS-).
Attribute: Water attribute, devour physique.
Danger level: Normal.
This bald head guy is actually a Kingdom level powerhouse of the Leviathan Royal Family, but the Leviathan Royal Family doesn’t mean anything. The royal family is divided into the royal family and ordinary royal family. Among the ordinary royal family of the Fallen Angel Empire, the royal family only accounts for 1%. The bald head guy should be a reclusive super powerhouse. It has nothing to do with the Broc family or the Bloodfall organization. Perhaps he had gone reclusive when the Illusive Demon Empire still existed.
What is certain is that no one who has trained to the super powerhouse level is a simple-minded person. The bald guy may have had some kind of guess beforehand, but he still attacked without hesitation. Now, this ‘realization’ expression is probably pretending. Even the apology is mainly because my strength is evident. Otherwise, even if he didn’t continue to fight, it would not be like this.
After Chen Rui thought about this, he just smiled and nodded, “Richard.”
The bald man also introduced himself, “Quero.”
This kind of name was just a pseudonym. The 2 of them walked forward together tacitly.
When they were close to the luminous spots indicated by the destination, there was indeed a stone wall in front, and there was no entrance. Chen Rui could sense that it was not a magic circle or an illusion but a real stone wall.
Seeing that Chen Rui didn’t respond, Quero took a step forward. The pupil of his right eye turned silver, and the stone wall suddenly had water ripples. The ripples wrapped Quero in it and disappeared.
Chen Rui clearly sensed that the silver right eye was releasing the power of the Evil Pupil. It seemed that the Evil Pupil was equivalent to a ‘passport’. He immediately imitated Quero, and the power of the Evil Pupil appeared in both eyes.
No doubt, the stone wall also underwent the same change, and the ripples quickly wrapped Chen Rui and disappeared.
After a teleportation-like feeling, Chen Rui appeared in a new location which was a huge building that seemed to be an abandoned temple. Something could be seen from the remaining traces. For instance, the faintly visible totem with a huge eye on the wall should be related to Sariel.
Chen Rui suddenly felt like he had seen this kind of totem somewhere. Right, Trevante!
Trevante was a ruined site of the Belphegor Royal Family. He was tricked to go there by Isabella, who was still an enemy at that time, and rescued Roman, who was almost killed by the evil eye tyrant underground.
The Breeze Shadow Empire of the Belphegor Royal Family is long gone. I wonder if there is any relationship between Sariel and the Belphegor Royal Family or the evil eye tyrant?
However, it is meaningless to think about this at the moment. Chen Rui focused his attention on several people at the site.
In addition to Quero, 5 other people had arrived – 4 men and 1 woman.
The [Analytical Eyes] showed that the woman was the strongest. She has reached the intermediate stage of the Demi-God, and her strength is even above Lalaria. This woman who looks cold and beautiful, has a moving figure and is unique from ordinary demons. She is actually a mutated medusa!
Generally speaking, the maximum strength limit of ordinary medusas is the Demon Emperor. There are very few mutated bloodlines who can become Demon Overlords, and those who can enter the super-level can only be described as ‘legendary’.
Chen Rui’s mind fluctuations aroused the awareness of the medusa powerhouse. When the woman gave Chen Rui a cold look, he only felt a dead breath enveloped him. He instantly had a kind of ‘don’t want to live’ death will. He secretly gave her a thumbs up as he looked away.
Seeing that Chen Rui easily got rid of her gaze, the medusa powerhouse showed a slight surprise, and she did not continue to attack. She just sneered and ignored it.
Among the other 4 men, 1 was on the peak stage of the Kingdom level, 1 on the early stage of the Kingdom level, and 2 on the peak stage of the Demon Overlord, which was just 1 step away from Kingdomized.
Everyone knew in their mind that all those who came here were the powerhouses controlled by Sariel’s ‘Evil Moon Sigil’, the ‘teammates’ of this operation, so there was no conflict.
Chen Rui didn’t rush to strike up a conversation. He nodded to Quero and sat down in a corner.
After that, some people came one after another. Including Chen Rui and others, there were 13 in total.
Through these 2 days of contact, Chen Rui already knew that the medusa was called Keressa, and her current strength was the most powerful of all. Apart from Chen Rui, there were 4 others who had reached kingdomized, namely Pato at the peak stage of the Kingdom level, Quero at the intermediate stage of the Kingdom level, Sara and Marton at the early stage of the Kingdom level.
The rest were in the Demon Overlord level, and 1 of them was Chen Rui’s ‘acquaintance’. The magician Thursfield, who was defeated by Zola at the Demon Realm’s martial battle competition, then blindly professed his love, but he was eventually raped.
However, Thursfield couldn’t recognize Chen Rui’s current face, and he didn’t know that the ordinary face with only Demon Overlord’s apparent strength was Zola’s ‘lover’, the focal character that shocked the Demon Realm.
These people were not ordinary powerhouses, and their talents or abilities should be suitable for going to that mysterious place. It seemed that Sariel had been planning ahead a long time ago.
At the last moment of the 10-day period, the center of the temple suddenly shone brightly, and a large amount of mist evaporated around it. This mist penetrated everyone’s defenses without exception. After lingering for a while, it gradually dissipated.
The strange thing was that the mist had no poison or other negative effect. Everyone felt that the body and soul had been washed in a certain way, and their physique had also been bestowed some kind of special power. They were high-spirited all of a sudden.
The dazzling light condensed into a huge eye, exuding shocking pressure. It was Sariel whom Chen Rui had seen on the 4th floor of the Bloody Empire’s Book Collection Hall, but it was obviously just a projection.
Sariel’s voice sounded, “Blessed ones, I’m glad you came as promised! The healing power just now can buff the power of the Evil Pupil, accelerate the healing of the hidden wounds of your body or your soul to make you reach the optimal stage. I also bestowed 3 months of ‘[Regeneration]’.”
“Compared with the rewards for keeping promises, those who fail to come here, regardless of the reason, will be regarded as betrayers and will be annihilated!”
Everyone bowed in unison, knowing clearly in their mind: Sariel seems to have a clear distinction of rewards and punishments. Even the ‘reward’ of the mist that ignored everyone’s defense just now was actually the intention of deterrence, showing that ‘your life and death are under my control’.
“You have only 1 goal this time. That is to do whatever it takes to get a silver box.”
The images of the silver box and Tiffany appeared in everyone’s mind at the same time, and many related ‘data’ were transmitted to the mind through the Evil Pupil. It seemed that the Evil Pupil was equivalent to Sariel’s medium.
“Whoever gets the silver box or everyone who comes out with the silver box, will receive abundant rewards and complete freedom!”
“Now, I will teleport you to your destination. Remember, failure is equal to death.”
With that said, Sariel’s pupils shone brightly, and a light door appeared in the center of the temple.
TL: Seems like they will have to fight each other for the silver box too…
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