At the mountainside behind Mountain Xilang, there were several large stone houses which was the original Dark Moon mining office. They were now occupied by the bandits including the miners’ residential area at the foot of the mountain.
The map showed that the location of the mining office was the only place to enter the main pit. As there was Higher Demon, Chen Rui didn’t dare to ride the wyvern directly into the main pit entrance. He cautiously chose a secluded corner to land and ordered Dodo and Mengda to hide. Then, he put on a cloak and carefully sneaked in.
Today, the dark clouds in the night sky were thick, so the light from the two months was much dimmer. Chen Rui activated <Analytical Eyes>. He had been concealing his presence along the way. He gradually approached the residential area where the lights flashed at the foot of the mountain. There were four guards at the gate, and there were noises coming from inside.
<Analytical Eyes> showed that the 4 guards within the range of the entrance were E and F-level. With Chen Rui’s current strength and the cover of the darkness, he bypassed them without alarming the guards.
The bandits inside didn’t expect anyone would dare to come in; they were drinking and chatting.
“The mining officer really came. I heard that it’s powerless human. That’s truly hilarious!”
“Don’t underestimate that human. He seems to have some poison skills. He’s also an apprentice of Aldas. We can’t afford to provoke that master.”
“We can kill him in a distance without giving him the chance to cast poison. Anyway, he’ll die! By the way, there seems to be a really pretty lady this time, hehe…“
“That’s the daughter of the empire’s First General. She is now a Higher Demon. With your strength, she can break your penis with a gentle kick!”
When that was said, everyone was laughing.
“Even if she’s Higher Demon, our deputy leader, Sir Barnacle is at the peak of Higher Demon. However, Sir Barnacle complained that it’s too boring here, so he went to Town Leia earlier to enjoy with our leader. Yet, Sir Culia is very unfortunate for being asked by Sir Barnacle to come back to keep us company so soon, haha!”
“Fuck this! Who wants to stay in this cold, poor place. There’s not a single woman around. It’s more comfortable back at the estate! Let’s just simply kill all of those damn miners, then we don’t have to suffer this anymore.” A centaur drank a mouthful of wine and said with dissatisfaction.
The dark elf next to him shook his head. “You drank too much. Didn’t our leader say before? It’s not the time yet. We have to maintain the current situation and not to attract more attention from the Dark Moon City. When the timing has mature, you can kill however you like!”
“You’re right, but I don’t know how long do I need to wait…” The centaur looked at the stone house at the mountainside with reverence, and there was a hint of envy in his eyes. “Sir Yagus must feel much more comfortable, since he has Ms. Sully’s company. He naturally doesn’t want to go to Town Leia.”
“Who says he doesn’t want to go. The key is that Ms. Sully’s strength is greater than Sir Yagus. Although they are both early Higher Demon, Ms. Sully is more superior over Sir Yagus. Otherwise, sir would’ve have been enjoying himself at the Town Leia already…”
Another wave of deliberately suppressed laughter went by.
These words were heard by Chen Rui who was eavesdropping at the side. He quickly contemplated. The conversation of these bandits revealed a lot of information.
Firstly, the Town Leia at the border with the Dark Shadow Empire should have a stronghold of the Red Devils, and their leader and main forces were there.
Secondly, the 4 Higher Demons of the bandits at the mine were namely, Banarcle, Culia, Sully and Yagus. Barnacle had already gone to the Town Leia, and Culia went even earlier, but he should return soon. Both Sully and Yagus were early Higher Demon; they were having an extraordinary relationship. Both of them were guarding currently.
Thirdly, as expected, the bandits wanted to kill him, the new mining officer.
Fourthly, leaving the miners alive was indeed a scheme of the Red Devil.
These were just superficial information, but Chen Rui heard more things. Athena and him arrived at the mine for less than half a day, but the bandits already knew it. Obviously, there were spies among the miners; Athena advanced to Higher Demon not long ago and following him to Mountain Xilang was a temporary decision, but the bandits immediately knew her strength. It was obvious that the Dark Moon and the bandits must have an additional magic communication tower to contact. Combined with some information from Shea and Royce, it was almost certain that Red Spirit Estate was secretly manipulating these bandits. They were most probably the military power of the Red Spirit.
The miners’ residential areas were very large. It was more than enough for more than 200 bandits to live in. Due to the unfamiliar terrain and the fact that there were two Higher Demons guarding at the mountainside, Chen Rui didn’t intend to alarm them.
His biggest purpose to come here today was the waste ores room in the main pit.
Chen Rui thought for a while, then he quietly retreated and returned to Mengda. He instructed in his mind, then Mengda flapped its wings and flew away. They went around, avoiding the mining office where the 2 Higher Demons lived and landed at the main pit’s summit from behind.
The distance between the summit and the main pit’s entrance was at least 200 meters high. Even if Chen Rui’s current physique was extraordinary, he would be seriously injured if not dead jumping from such a height. There were also several guards below, so he couldn’t land directly with the wyvern.
If there was a spell like <Feather Fall>, he could probably fall gently. Unfortunately, Chen Rui wasn’t a mage. However, he had an assistant who could stretch and transform at will. This guy had the ability to stretch its body to cover the entire dragon’s bone. So, it should be a piece of cake for it to be a mobile rope.
The main pit was a flat concave entrance. There was the track of cable car used to transport ores, but it had been abandoned for a long time. There were still guards at the summit, but they were all surrounding the fire.
Chen Rui came down silently while Dodo also returned to its onion-head form and landed on his shoulder. Chen Rui looked back at the guards at the bonfire. Indeed, no one realized him at all. He was secretly thinking that he had succeeded, then he sneaked toward the entrance of the main pit.
The main pit was just in front. It was a huge entrance, and there were faint lights of the magic lamp stones inside. At that moment, Chen Rui suddenly felt a sense of crisis in his heart. His hairs were erected as if he was stared at by something terrible. Dodo’s reaction was even faster. He immediately bounced off its master’s shoulder and escaped, but he was caught by Chen Rui. This onion-head who bullied the weak and feared the strong was pretty good at running away.
There were roars from the front; at the same time, a ball of bright light was quickly expanding before his eyes, whistling toward him. Chen Rui had fully absorbed the effects of the Eternal potions, so his speed had increased to a considerable extent. He jumped immediately and dodged before the ball of light hit his body. The bright light seemed to be something like a fireball with terrible force within. The ground actually burst open being hit by it. It was similar to Balrog, Reka’s <Pyroblast>, but the damage was much greater. The sturdy cable car tracks on the ground actually melted and deformed quickly after being affected by this powerful force.
“Damn it!” After careful calculations, Chen Rui didn’t expect there would be a horrible demonic beast guarding the entrance of the main pit. Judging from the light ball’s power, it should at least had the strength of a Higher Demon. The worst thing was that the guards were alarmed, and the demons who were barbecuing were all rushing here.
“Dodo, you go to deal with it. I will help you right away. If you dare to run away, don’t ever think of eating barbecue again!” As Chen Rui said, he threw the onion-head cruelly toward the approximate location of the beast. He then faced the few demon guards.
Chen Rui knew that it was a critical moment, so he didn’t hold back. In the blink of an eye, several guards were all settled, but Dodo’s cries for help also sounded.
Chen Rui hurried forward. Under the moonlight, it was just a buffalo-sized demonic beast biting Dodo.
It was a large canine; hideous; dark; it actually had three head; the horrifying fireball actually came out of its mouth.
<Analytical Eyes> showed: Race: Cerberus; Comprehensive Strength Assessment: D.
Cerberus! Chen Rui heard of this terrible demonic beast. They were powerful, and their sharp teeth and claws could tear metals. Some mutated species could use also long range attack with ice or flame. Obviously, this was a mutated cerberus.
“Enemy! Tear! Die!” Through <Analytical Eyes>, he could understand the meaning of this fellow’s growls. It was just repeating these few words. Its mind was filled with violence and aggression, so it was useless to try communicating.
Dodo was also a Higher Demon. Although he had been pretending to be a “ghost dragon” to act as a tyrant, but after all, he was still the lowest level slime. When it came to a weak one, he could still act like he was strong. However, how could Dodo dare to risk his life to fight with this mighty demonic beast with terrifying fighting talent?
Despite being torn into a few pieces by the cerberus and restored to its original shape, Dodo was still scared and helpless, “Master, I don’t want barbecue anymore; please save me quickly!”
At that time, those at the mountain foot also heard the cerberus’ roar, and they began to raise a commotion. Chen Rui was anxious and had the intention of making the final battle. His hand formed a knife shape, and it was glowing in faint light.
The cerberus saw Chen Rui charging toward it, so it opened the mouth of one of its head and a fireball was shot again directly at him. Chen Rui hurriedly rolled over and barely dodged. His back was slightly burning being hit by the stones that was blasted by the fireball. At that time, he was near the cerberus’ feet. Before he could attack, the hideous heads were already biting toward him.
Chen Rui didn’t expect the cerberus had such fast reaction. He quickly evaded. The cerberus’s three heads attacked one after another cooperatively. It was even difficult for Chen Rui to dodge with his speed.
“Dodo! Tangle it! Quick!” Chen Rui shouted. When he was distracted, his black robe was torn off by the cerberus’ claws. There was a burning pain at the scratched part…
The cerberus was about to chase, but its body suddenly felt tight as if it was tightly wrapped by something. It was immobile for a while and man in the black robe in front of it had already leaped high and struck downward.
The cerberus’ powerful instinct as a demonic beast made it felt that the strike by the man in black robe was exceptionally dangerous. At that moment, it tried its best to struggle and broke the entanglement forcefully. At that time, Chen Rui’s <Aura Blade> had already chopped down its head. The cerberus just got rid of Dodo’s entanglement, so it could only move slightly. In a painful cry, blood was splashing and one of its head was chopped, becoming a two-headed hellhound.
Chen Rui wanted to eliminate this annoying demonic beast at once. Suddenly, he sensed something, and he immediately lowered his body. A sharp weapon flew across and brushed past his head.
The sharp weapon spun for a half circle and flew back. Chen Rui was caught off guard; he could barely dodge it, but there was already a bloody wound under his waist.
The sharp wind fell back into the hands of a male Great Demon. It turned out to be a cross-shaped flying scythe.
Race: Great Demon; Comprehensive Strength Assessment: D.
<Analytical Eyes> shows that Higher Demon appear! Also, it isn’t just one!
It must be Sully and Yagus! They are so quick!