Thunder Prison Hall.
The Red Dragon Dimayaro leaned back on the chair and yawned. He took a sip of the juice in his hand uneventfully. The more he drank, the more boredom he felt. He threw the bottle with half of the drink left into the trash bin that was exactly 20 meters into the corner of the hall. It was one of the few entertainments here as the Thunder Prison’s supreme guardian.
The Thunder Prison was not an ordinary prison, but a place of imprisonment specially set up for the Saint powerhouses located in the southwest corner of the inner city. It was not only guarded by a large number of elite legions, but also the powerhouses of the Dragon Knight Legion. The magic circle could be described as impregnable.
Although most of the people who were imprisoned were Saint-level powerhouses, because of the almost absolute safety, this was actually a very easy job for the guards. However, for dragons who had a long life and like to be free, this was absolutely a chore.
They couldn’t drink their favorite dragon fruit wine all day long. They couldn’t have their favorite money shower in the crystal coin pile. They couldn’t peek at beauties changing their clothes, or even transform into a dragon body and spread its wings comfortably in the sky… There were too many restrictions!
Compared with the current draffing days, the happy life in the Dragon Valley was simply a Dragon God-like enjoyment. The depressing thing was that there were still 3 months before the arrival of the next dragon to take over the post, and every minute was torture.
All of a sudden, Dimayaro was shocked. He stood up abruptly because he had clearly felt that all connections between himself and the Dragon Inscription were completely cut off in an instant – The highest guardian had a special ‘soul refraction’ which was connected with the Dragon Inscription defense formation at the core of the Thunder Prison. He could sense all abnormalities that might appear in the inscription formation. The power of the inscription formation in the core area of the Thunder Prison was extremely powerful. Even a super powerhouse could not break in silently. Now all connections were actually cut off, which meant the Dragon Inscription formation had been cracked!
Silently cracking everything in the blink of an eye? This is not something that brute force can do. The person must have extremely profound Dragon Inscription attainments. I’m afraid even the Great Elder Meria of the Dragon Valley cannot achieve this level!
By the way, it seems to be very quiet outside. Does this quietness mean that all the defenses are… Dimayaro was drenched in a cold sweat.
“Oh? You actually noticed the disappearance of the inscription. Did you use soul refraction?” When a strange voice sounded from behind, Dimayaro’s hair stood on end, and his whole body was burning with flames. The fiery red light illuminated the entire hall. Without hesitation, he launched a full-strength blow.
The fire instantly converged into a small fist-sized fireball floating at the fingertips of 1 hand like a harmless flame. With a light tap of a finger, it turned to nothing.
Dimayaro’s heart sank suddenly. He was one of the best of the dragons youth generation, and his strength was about to enter the kingdom. However, the strength shown by the enemy in front of him was far beyond Kingdom level. He could not match it at all.
“Little guy, don’t be nervous. I won’t hurt you.” The man was wearing a mask that only exposed his nose, so he couldn’t see his face clearly, “Plus I didn’t kill anyone outside. I just modified the nearby Dragon Inscription to become an illusory array so that they can’t detect the movement here.”
“Excuse me, may I know elder’s identity?” Dimayaro asked tentatively. Only dragons can achieve this kind of Dragon Inscription, and he should be a senior elder-level powerhouse.
Many elders usually do closed-door training unless it was something like the elder council. Even the giant dragon in the Dragon Valley might not have seen all the elders, especially the younger generation.
“Hehe, don’t ask so much, little guy. I was commissioned by Little Anderlu of Pelin Family to come and see a dragon rider named Samuel, as well as pass him a few words.”
This masked person was naturally Chen Rui, and Dimayaro was at least several thousand times his age. The name ‘little guy’ was actually very deceiving, but Dimayaro had no doubts. Instead, he suddenly seemed to realize something, “It turns out to be Little Anderlu. No wonder… Uh, since it is inconvenient for sir elder to say, I will not ask more.”
Chen Rui easily persuaded Python for this trip to the Thunder Prison. In fact, Python didn’t bother about the reasons at all. She simply chose to go into a hibernation state which closed the senses. Anyway, they signed a master-subordinate contract. Given the strength gap between the 2, as long as she did not cancel the contract, Chen Rui couldn’t betray her. This was the most important reason for Python to be rest assured.
In fact, from Python’s point of view, compared with the ordinary strength of the top super powerhouse close to the gods, ordinary people were just irrelevant ants. Except for strength, everything else would not be taken to heart. Any grievances and trivialities awere just ridiculous things. This was also the general mentality of many super powerhouses, especially powerhouses above Demi-God.
“Little red dragon, what’s your name?”
Hearing that the other party recognized him as the red dragon at a glance, Dimayaro had no doubts, “Dimayaro has seen sir elder.”
“Then, Dimayaro, take me to meet the dragon rider whom Little Anderlu keeps talking about.”
“Sir elder, this way please.” Dimayaro took Chen Rui to the front passage without hesitation.
Dimayaro’s station was already the last level of the Thunder Prison, which was the cage area protected by the magic circle, and there were no guards guarding it.
The Thunder Prison was actually a huge confinement magic matrix. Each prison was a sub-magic circle, interlocking with each other. Once an ordinary powerhouse was imprisoned here, it would be difficult to break free.
Inside the prison was an enchantment surrounded by thunder, so one couldn’t see the things inside. People who were not familiar with it had no idea where the prisoners were kept.
Dimayaro took Chen Rui into 1 of the enchantments, which was a cage.
“Sir elder, this is the place. The enchantment just now can isolate all images or sounds inside, so sir elder can safely ask questions later.”
Chen Rui saw Samuel in the cage. He lay weekly on the ground like a dead man.
Samuel had many shocking scars on his body. He seemed to be an empty shell and he had lost his strength. If it weren’t for the slightly open eyes and the faint breath of life, Chen Rui would have thought he had died.
Chen Rui frowned, “His injury… what’s the matter?”
Dimayaro quickly explained, “Don’t get me wrong, sir. I didn’t attack the dragon rider. He was seriously injured when he was captured by Legion Commander Fagerius, then the Second Prince Garfield sent Golden Knight Trinis to break his limbs… “
A furious and cold light flashed across Chen Rui’s eyes, “Open the door.”
Dimayaro shivered as he felt the murderous intent. He quickly took out the magic key to open the cage door, and he bowed, “Sir elder, please help yourself. I will go out to the hall to guard first so that no one is allowed to enter.”
The red dragon was smart. He knew that the elder was unhappy with Samuel’s serious injury, so he immediately chose to leave. Even if sir elder wanted to break out from the prison or something, his strength would not be able to stop him, so he might as well do him a favor.
After Dimayaro left, Chen Rui hurried into the cage. Looking at the terrifying wounds, the murderous aura in his eyes became more and more vicious. He immediately helped Samuel to fix the broken bone, took out the potion and medicine for healing, and applied it internally and externally. Despite the help of the [Analytical Eyes], Samuel broke out in a cold sweat from the pain while the bones were being fixed, but he gritted his teeth silently.
Under the potion effect, Samuel’s face finally seemed more florid, but the internal injury and vitality couldn’t recover immediately. He said in a low voice, “Thank you sir elder.”
It seemed that Samuel heard Dimayaro just now and also regarded him as an elder of the Dragon Valley.
Chen Rui tried to check with the Evil Pupil and [Deep Analysis], and he found that Python no doubt was in a hibernation state. For the sake of safety, he carefully wrapped the mark with the Evil Pupil power. Then, he spoke up, “How did you and the Kemplot Family end up in this situation?”
Samuel was shocked by the familiar voice. He had an unbelievable expression in his eyes, “You…”
“It’s me, Samuel.” Chen Rui took off the mask, revealing the true face of ‘Arthur’.
“Your Highness! You actually came here!” Samuel was extremely emotional as he struggled to get up, but Chen Rui stopped him.
“Your injury is very serious, lie down and recuperate first. This is my order!”
Samuel smiled wryly, “I always wanted to follow in Your Highness’ footsteps, but every time Your Highness came to me at the most critical moment…”
“Tell me what happened first?”
“It started with my father, Carlo.” Samuel sighed while showing shame, “As I have been suppressed and persecuted by the third prince, Garfield, and Your Highness ordered me not to reveal the news of Your Highness’ existence, so I’m very sorry… Father finally couldn’t stand it… he took the bait from Fourth Prince Luke.”
“You and your father don’t need to be sorry. It is far more difficult to support a family than outsiders think, plus it has been so many years…” Chen Rui shook his head, “So, the so-called joint accusation is Garfield’s plan? “
“Yes, my father tried his best to support the whole family, and he worked as a financial secretary for many years. It is impossible to say that he is completely ‘clean’, but it is definitely not as sensational as mentioned by the chamber of commerce. In fact, there are basically no clean people in that circle. In other words, clean people can’t get into the circle at all. This is Garfield’s trick. However, this time, my father really took a wrong critical step- If it was in the past, even if it was at the juncture of a trade fair, His Majesty Lex would not have such a violent reaction. Furthermore, with His Majesty’s wisdom, it is impossible that he did not notice something fishy. The reason for this decision should be that he is very dissatisfied with father’s choice to support Fourth Prince Luke, so he took this opportunity… “
Chen Rui nodded. Dragon Emperor Pagris knew that this matter is related to the internal struggle of the royal family long ago, and he must have communicated with Lex. Garfield has been suppressing the Kemplot Family for so many years. Lex knew this clearly and would normally overlook it or de-escalate matters. The ruthless move on Carlo this time is clearly taking advantage of the situation.
In Lex’s original layout, the Kemplot Family should be in a very wonderful position which can play a ‘balancing’ role among the princes and even the whole situation. Now Carlo has turned to the Fourth Prince Luke in order to reverse the family’s predicament, which is equivalent to destroying this balance. That is why Lex the Great hit the Kemplot Family hard, which is also a painful reminder.
Chen Rui had been trained in the Demon Realm, so he was already a veteran with a very sensitive political sense – If everything is within my expectation, Carlo and the Kemplot Family should not be ‘in danger’. After the storm, there is likely to be an opportunity to be used again in the future, but the status will undoubtedly be greatly reduced. If Carlo is stubborn and the Kemplot Family can’t continue to play a ‘balancing’ role as before, then Lex the Great will abandon the Kemplot Family entirely.
“You attempted to assassinate Garfield, what actually happened?”
“My destination was originally the Royal Palace, which was also Garfield’s malicious plan. He set a trap to lure me there, creating the illusion that I was trying to intimidate or assassinate Lex the Great in order to save my father. As a result, I found out and evacuated in time.”
Chen Rui thought of the plot of Lin Chong accidentally entering the White Tiger Hall by mistake in ‘Water Margin’, which was exactly the same as Garfield’s trick. Fortunately, Samuel was not Lin Chong, but what happened to the assassination of Garfield?
“Just as I carefully retreated all the way to the Shion Palace’s flower garden, I happened to see that Garfield bastard actually wanted to forcibly harass Her Highness Veronica!”
Chen Rui’s soul suddenly fluctuated when he heard the name ‘Veronica’. A pair of deep and beautiful eyes with a touch of sadness and tenderness appeared in his mind.
Garfield wants to forcibly harass?
There was an inexplicable rage in Chen Rui’s soul, and he wanted to smash Garfield into pieces.
“Don’t worry, Your Highness, I stopped Garfield right away. Her Highness Veronica was not hurt. Not only did I beat the second prince, but… I also used [Dawn Extinction] to silently invade his stomach. Even if he recovers from the injury in the future, it will be difficult for him to regain his majesty as a man. I’m afraid that the Royal Highness Second Prince has not noticed this until now, otherwise it would not be as simple as breaking my limbs.”
Samuel was feeling smug, and he didn’t seem to care about the cost of his serious injury. Instead, he felt that it was worth it for Veronica’s safety plus the plot against Garfield.
Chen Rui took a deep breath, calmed down, and suddenly understood why Samuel ‘assassinated’ Garfield.
With this kind of loyalty, he didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, or sigh.
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