Looking at the light door, everyone did not speak. They just silently walked in.
“When necessary, I allow you to summon my avatar.” Sariel’s voice sounded in Chen Rui’s soul, and his heart shivered slightly.
It seemed that Sariel saw through his disguise at a glance, which should be related to some kind of ‘recognition’ function of the Evil Pupil, so it was likely to be difficult to hide his current strength from Sariel, but Sariel did not ask superfluous things. For a Pseudo-God powerhouse, especially a top-notch Pseudo-God powerhouse, let alone a Demon Overlord or a Kingdom level, even a Demi-God was just an ant. All Sariel cared about was the silver box.
Chen Rui didn’t speak nor look at Sariel. He just nodded slightly without stopping as if he was reminding himself. He followed Quero in front of him into the light door.
Behind the light door was a strange place with light flames floating around. There were countless mysterious inscriptions in the light flame that was changing with a strange rhythm. The arrangement and rhythm were slowly changing at a speed visible to the naked eye. It seemed to contain endless mystery.
There were 2 light doors here, which seemed to be some kind of entrance.
Chen Rui felt familiar with this scene. I should have been here before!
The changing flames and inscriptions around him were ingenious and complicated magic circles in the eyes of him who was almost a magic circle grand master. This discovery reminded him suddenly. It turns out that this place is actually… the ancient magic tower of the Dark Shadow Empire’s Mechanic Association!
The ancient magic tower’s 4th floor!
The ancient magic tower of the Dark Shadow Empire’s Mechanic Association was originally called the 2 great relics together with the Book Collection Hall of the Bloody Empire’s Mechanic Association. Someone called the ‘Emerald Pillar’ built by the Mechanic Association of the Fallen Angel Empire and the ancient magic tower as well as the Book Collection Hall as the 3 spectacular buildings of the Demon Realm.
If it was a few years ago, there must be countless people who would overlook the Emerald Pillar because the construction of the Emerald Pillar was only a few years of work, so it couldn’t be compared with ancient relics such as the ancient magic tower and Book Collection Hall. However, magic games have become popular throughout the Demon Realm now. The magic games integrated entertainment, training, war, and battle, which had changed the entire Demon Realm. As the core pillar of the magic game, the Emerald Pillar was already qualified enough to be comparable to those 2 ancient relics.
In fact, the Emerald Pillar was the core faith building that integrated the A-level faith receiver. It could automatically transmit faith power to the City of Stars with the devotee’s heart regardless of space and distance. The beneficiary was naturally Chen Rui who possessed the City of Stars’ spiritual imprint.
To Chen Rui’s surprise, the ‘mysterious place’ that hid the silver box was actually the ancient magic tower that was regarded as an imperial treasure by the Dark Shadow Empire!
Right, it must be sealed on the 5th floor!
The 5th floor was the most mysterious place of the ancient magic tower. No one had ever entered the door of the 5th floor. Chen Rui tried it himself when he participated in the mechanical contest, but he was unable to enter the light door.
There were several unconscious figures on the ground, who were probably the mechanical master who was comprehending the magic circles on the 4th floor. They fainted due to the impact of the light door. I believe that with Sariel’s ability, the entire scene of the 4th floor will be concealed, making the Mechanic Association unable to detect it.
After the last person walked out of Sariel’s light door, Sariel’s light door actually moved and flew to the light door leading to the 5th floor. When the 2 light doors gradually overlapped, a strange twist and fusion occurred. In the end, it burned and became a door of flames.
The power of Pseudo-God? Chen Rui was secretly surprised. I didn’t expect the door on the 5th floor to actually open like this!
Perhaps this door is originally related to Sariel?
Behind this door of flames, there was a trace of mysterious breath. Obviously, this was their destination.
Sariel’s voice came from the flame door, “Come in!”
Although this voice still contained a strong pressure, it sounded strenuous. It seemed that it was not easy for even Sariel to open this door.
The ‘Evil Moon Sigil’ was like a remote control bomb that could explode at any time. Sariel was the owner of the ‘Evil Moon Sigil’ which was equal to the owner of the remote control. Even if his original body was not here, even a Demi-Godpowerhouse like Keressa dared not disobey.
Everyone looked at each other quickly and entered the door of flames hurriedly.
After everyone entered, the flame on the light door gradually disappeared and returned to its original state as if nothing had happened.
As soon as Chen Rui entered the light door, there was a strong warning sign. In an instant, he was wrapped in an extremely dangerous and terrifying breath, which revealed indescribable destruction, berserk, death… The breath quickly invaded his body, rampantly destroying everything along the way. His body began to disintegrate and annihilate. Even his soul began to tremble.
With Chen Rui’s physique and strength, he was actually unable to resist this terrifying breath. He kept feeling the danger of being annihilated.
Chen Rui activated the destruction law without hesitation to protect his body and soul. At the same time, he activated the power of [Star Devouring] and [Star Conversion] to quickly devour and resolve the invading force. After the destruction law was activated, the surface of his skin seemed to be covered with an intangible protective film, which continuously filtered and assimilated the dangerous breath. The remaining power was quickly decomposed and absorbed by the [Star Devouring] and [Star Conversion] in his body, no longer posing a threat. The previously damaged parts were also quickly restored by the passive skills of the Super System and the [Regeneration] power given by Sariel.
After activating the protective power, Chen Rui could see the situation in front of him. This was a huge and boundless world with no sky or ground, just a space that was almost chaotic. There were countless meteorite-like objects floating around in random order. Some of these meteorites were very huge, equivalent to an island; some emitted a fiery light; some were extremely cold. The location where Chen Rui and others were located was a giant meteorite.
The meteorites often collided with each other and exploded. Dangerous lights could be seen everywhere. There was also a storm-like scene in the distance. The entire space was full of unknown crises. Chen Rui instinctively felt that a little carelessness in this world would result in a disintegrated body even for a super powerhouse. Take the immediate environment as an example, as long as the protective power was lost, even standing still was a dead end.
In the ‘data’ given by Sariel, this was just the outermost space of Mysterious Land, called the Lost Land.
The people who came in with Chen Rui encountered the raid of the Lost Land’s strange force without exception. Facing the threat of death, they all used their powers to resist the strange force.
The most conspicuous was Keressa, whose black hair suddenly lengthened, and snake-like phantasms appeared at the end, devouring the strange force. The snake phantasms then transformed into a snake-patterned cloak behind Keressa. Despite all the squirming and twisting of the cloak under the force, Keressa seemed at ease.
Pato of the peak stage of the Kingdom level was covered with layers of special crystals like a piece of armor. The armor would show cracks from time to time, but it quickly healed automatically.
The bald Quero whom Chen Rui first knew activated the devour power activated by the Eye of Incubus. The nearby powers were constantly devoured. This talent was somewhat similar to Chen Rui’s [Star Devouring].
Compared with the super powerhouses, the Demon Overlord-level powerhouses were more haggard. 2 of them were almost turned into ashes, but relying on the [Regeneration] power given by Sariel, they eventually activated some skills and survived.
Chen Rui nodded secretly. No wonder Sariel would be so ‘kind’ to bestow [Regeneration] ability given to everyone for a month at the expense of his strength. It had already been calculated. Over the years, Sariel has deliberately chosen the host of the ‘Evil Moon Sigil’ in order to enter this mysterious place and get the silver box. The same must be true of Satan. There must be immeasurable dangers on the road ahead. I must be extra vigilant.
Keressa flicked the bizarre snake-patterned cloak, and a water wave-like power spread layer by layer to cover the crowd.
There was no doubt that the strength of the Demi-God level was extraordinary as everyone suddenly felt less pressure. The medusa’s cold voice sounded, “Everyone should already know the difficulty of this mission. The danger in this world is beyond our imagination. Putting aside Sir Sariel’s reward, in order to go back alive, we must work together.”
As soon as these words came out, everyone nodded.
“Since it is a team, then there must be a leader. Those who are willing to come with me, stand here. Sir Sariel said that everyone who comes out with the silver box will receive generous rewards and total freedom! If you want to act alone, I will not force you. We can part ways here… But I want to get things straight here, we are either teammates or enemies. Those who don’t want to join, I will never be merciful next time we meet.” Keressa’s voice was bold, solemn, and full of decisiveness.
Everyone sensed the powerful strength of Keressa. After thinking for a while, they all stood over. Keressa nodded with satisfaction, “Since you have joined the team, you must obey my arrangements. If you run away from the battle, I will not let you go easily. Of course, you can put forward your opinions, and we will discuss them together.”
Hence, a temporary team was formed. Although Keressa vowed to bring everyone together to complete the mission and return safely, everyone knew that almost all the people who joined the team were scheming, including Keressa herself, who also had the attitude of using others.
Once there was an exclusive benefit or an unavoidable risk, the so-called ‘team’ would burst like a bubble.
Until then, everyone would remain ‘united’.
The strange force that filled in the space was very difficult to deal with. In addition to the need to activate strength protection, everyone’s actions almost cost twice the usual strength. Especially flying became extremely difficult.
The world was constantly changing and moving. For example, the dangerous strength at this moment was only a seed state, so they could stay there safely. The next moment it would grow and explode, which made it become the most dangerous place, so they could not stay or rest too long in the same place. Otherwise, it might become a burial place, so they must be constantly on the go.
Everyone flew forward together under the command of Keressa. Keressa’s sensing ability was very strong. With her ‘radar’, they avoided a lot of danger.
“Madam Keressa, what is that?” A Demon Overlord pointed at the meteorite floating ahead. There was a solidified glittering thing above it. It was a crystal emitting a magnificent light.
Keressa glanced at it and replied, “The yuan crystal. Although that crystal has a certain value, it has no effect on ordinary powerhouses, plus mining it is too troublesome, so don’t waste your strength.”
Hearing what Keressa said, the Demon Overlord, who initially had the intention to collect some yuan crystals, suddenly became silent.
This is the yuan crystal? Chen Rui’s eyes lit up.
The yuan crystal was the crystal that constituted the basic ‘life yuan’ of the ancient alchemy civilization. It could greatly enhance the power of Crystal Phoenix, and it was even possible to evolve to have the core crystals from level 4 to level 5 civilizations. Not only that, the yuan crystal was also an irreplaceable material for making the game control’s core crystals. As long as the yuan crystal was found, it would not be a dream to realize the magic game network in the human world.
Auglas once said that the yuan crystal could only be found in a mysterious place that even Pseudo-God dared not go to. No doubt, in this Lost Land, Chen Rui found this kind of rare material that could not be found everywhere.
That piece of meteorite was about the size of 2 basketball courts, and the yuan crystal covered an area of at least 4 meters.
“Madam Keressa” Chen Rui spoke up, “I need the yuan crystal to make an important thing, so I want to collect some.”
“I said it before, you have to obey my arrangements in the team.” Keressa glanced at him with murderous intent in her eyes, “You didn’t hear me just now? Or you want to leave the team?”
Chen Rui’s expression remained unchanged, “The ‘important thing’ I said is to use the yuan crystal to create an active magic circle to reduce the erosion and exhaustion of the surrounding forces to everyone. I wonder if Madam Keressa accepts this explanation?”
As soon as these words came out, everyone expressed their excitement. The strange powers here are indeed quite troublesome, and it is just the beginning. If the time goes on and the power protection or flight is continuously used in this way, then the loss is quite shocking. If this ‘Richard’ can really create that magic circle, it can solve a big problem.
“Can you really do it?” Keressa’s eyes flashed a terrifying light as if to see through his soul, “You should know the consequences of deceiving me.”
“I understand.” Chen Rui looked at her without fear.
Keressa stared at him for a moment, and she finally nodded, “Everyone temporarily stopped moving forward and try your best to mine the yuan crystal.”
The magic circle mentioned by Chen Rui was not a simple excuse. He was observing the surrounding environment from the very beginning and was thinking about how to effectively solve the problem of interference from the strange forces. Of course, the yuan crystal was just an excuse. Even if there was no yuan crystal, it could be made out of the other material, which would even produce a better effect.
As long as he could show the value of the magic circle was worth it, then he could justifiably use the strength of the team to continuously collect all the yuan crystals that he needed effortlessly.
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