After Chen Rui put some thought into this, he went down the mountain to instruct Gade something. He said he’d be practicing a poison skill taught by Master Aldas. Thus, the area around the tent would be highly toxic. It would take about 1 ½ day, and he shouldn’t be interrupted. Also, he asked Gade to pass the message to Athena when she returned.
When he heard that there’d be deadly poison around the tent, Gade immediately nodded. He also sent someone to guard the mountain foot, so that Athena or others wouldn’t mistakenly trespass and get poisoned.
To be safe, Chen Rui also ordered Mengda and Dodo to guard the tent when he returned to the summit. Finally, he entered the Super System. He consumed 200,000 auras to exchange two black potions, Eternal Mind and Eternal Body from the exchange center and drank it. It was still the usual wonderful “principle” feeling while his spirit and stamina were increased drastically.
Chen Rui didn’t start training immediately, but he consumed a bottle of recovery potion and rested for a few hours to adjust his physical condition to a better state before entering the Super System.
Title: Star Leader
Evolution Level: Two Stars
Experience Value: 10
Aura value: 153552
Comprehensive Strength Assessment: D
The yellow ball and white light ball in the status bar were burning in bright light. From the center of yellow light ball, countless golden stardust slowly flowed in the body like a beautiful and mysterious galaxy.
In the galaxy garden, the pivotal fairy’s graceful figure danced in the air from time to time. The 5 aura fruit tree had grown up. The fruits could be harvested in about 3 days; the growth of the devil fruit tree was quite stable too. It seemed that the caring mode was really effective.
Chen Rui moved his consciousness and came to the training ground. After serious consideration, he didn’t choose 8-folds gravity, but he chose a rule that was rarely used before – environment.
The lesson of Alkaid’s training was “body” while the lesson of Mizar’s training was “force”. During the 8-folds gravity attempt at the black rainforest, Chen Rui felt that his body tempering seemed to have reached a relative limit. Although he could train his power in the gravity field, what he trained was just plain “strength”, but there were no realistic understanding of power’s mystery.
Chen Rui only chose the forest environment with 4-folds gravity during Alkaid state. Now, the environment rule that he chose was the ocean. In his past lives, many martial arts novels mentioned trainings in water. The most representative one was Jin Yong’s “The Giant Eagle and Its Companion” . Not only novels but many combat and sports training did have such method.
There were two types of ocean scenes. One of them was the surfy sea, which was at the surface; the other was the deep sea, which was at the bottom of the sea. Their prices were quite cheap as they only required 1000 auras.
Chen Rui chose the surfy sea. In terms of the time rule, it’s his first time selecting the highest time limit, 100, which was 100 days; the price was 100,000 auras.
Chen Rui didn’t know whether time rule would affect his actual life span when time passed. However, for him who signed the symbiotic contract with the poison dragon, his life span was a lot longer than the demons. Thus, even if he trained for hundreds of years, it wouldn’t hurt him.
After confirming the beginning of training, it was already endless sea before Chen Rui’s eyes. The surfy sea was indeed worthy of the word “surfy” in its name. The waves were intimidating like millions stampeding horses and a majestic demeanor came to his face. At his feet was a slippery reef. Before he could manage to stand firmly, he was pushed away by the swift, powerful wave.
Chen Rui was caught off guard and fell into the water. Fortunately, he knew how to swim, so he took a breath and wanted to swim back to the reef. Yet, the impact of the tide was far beyond imagination. A wave hit him and his body was involuntarily washed away. His back collided with another piece of reef. It was extremely painful. Fortunately, the Star Power protected his body, so he wasn’t seriously injured. He desperately grabbed onto the reef and barely stabilized his figure. However, the impact of sea water was extremely strong. One wave after another; it was endless. Besides, the reef was slippery. As Chen Rui just got up, before he could stand still, he was hit by another huge wave and flew backward with all his limbs waving randomly. It took some time before he fell onto the water surface. The impact actually made his blood boiled.
This surfy sea was completely different from Chen Rui’s imagination. There was no shallow water area; the torrent was endless. The only thing that he could stand still on were those slippery reefs. Unless he gave up the training, he must adapt to such terrible environment to survive.
Nothing in the world was weaker than water, and none of the strong and powerful would win against it. At this place, Chen Rui fully understood the meaning of this sentence. The seawater was obviously water, but the powerful force was overwhelming; no one could harness it.
Originally, Chen Rui thought his strength had reached a rather high extent. However, against the power of nature, he discovered how small he was. It was different from the gravity field that directly tempered his body without the use of Star Power. He had used up all his Star Power, but he still couldn’t withstand. At present, he couldn’t think of anything else. He could just desperately hold on a reef in front of him, trying his best to resist the impact of giant waves coming one after another.
The sky gradually darkened, in front of the Mountain Lugang temporary mining office, a strong air currents rose while Athena landed with Kegu on the ground. Gade immediately greeted her. Athena took out a lot of prey from her space equipment. The soldiers’ and miners’ eyes were shinning looking at them.
“This is the prey that your mining officer specially entrusted me to hunt for.” Although she was somewhat dissatisfied with Chen Rui, Athena still gave him the credit. “Gade, send someone to deal with these prey and distribute it to everyone. By the way, where’s Chen Rui?”
Gade was afraid that Athena would get poisoned, so he hurriedly told her about Chen Rui’s “practicing poison skills”. Athena frowned and recalled that when they were at the black rainforest, Chen Rui also slept in a tent the entire day, and he also informed her to notinterrupt him. However, he said that it was related to the grand master’s inheritance previously. It seemed that “poison skill” and “deadly poison around the tent” were just excuses to cover up. The problem was, what was he doing for not drinking or eating for the whole day?
Athena was slightly immersed in her thoughts when the Vice Captain Connor came over and commanded his men to clean up the preys. He whispered a few words to Gade, bowed toward Athena and left.
Athena regained her consciousness and saw Connor’s surprised expression. She asked, “What happened?”
Gade calmed down and said to Athena, “A dark elf brother who observe the Mountain Xilang’s area came back with some news. A scary demonic beast broke through to the upper layer of the main pit last night. It killed 2 Higher Demons and 1 Higher Demon level demonic beast of the Red Devils.”
“There’s such a thing?” Athena was taken aback. “An underground demonic beast killed 3 Higher Demons? What kind of demonic beast is so powerful?”
Gade shook his head, “I’m not sure. We’re still waiting for more verification.”
“What about the bandits now?” Athena asked again, “Did they withdraw from Mountain Xilang?”
“No. They just gathered at the foot, but they dare not to get close to the main pit anymore.”
Athena nodded. In fact, even if the bandits withdrew, the miners couldn’t go back as well. With such a terrible underground demonic beast there, they couldn’t mine at all. Also, they were likely to be harassed by the underground demonic beasts and bandits at the same time. Now, it was just nice for the bandits and underground demonic beast to consume each other’s strength, since the miners’ side wouldn’t suffer any loss.
In the training ground.
Chen Rui sat on a reef that was slightly above the water surface. He adjusted his breathing and spread the Star Power throughout his entire body. He was no longer the rookie a few days ago. Within these crazy violent tides, he could still barely stabilize himself.
Currently, all he could do was just defending the tides by using all of his Star Power. This feeling was completely different from the training in the gravity field. Although both improved defense, the gravity field was tempering the body itself, increasing the strength and muscles control; in the fierce sea, it was about using different arrangements of Star Power and finding the most effective defensive method through continuous practice. The former was passive while the latter was active.
After several consecutive gigantic waves slamming toward him, Chen Rui finally couldn’t hold it and fell into the sea again. However, he already had considerable experience. He clasped his hand and gathered the Star Power at his fingertips, and he held onto the reef in time and took a sigh of relief.
After resisting the waves, he stabilized his body. He slowly clasped on the reef, climbed up step by step and continued to sit on the reef, accepting the baptist of the gigantic waves.
The temperature difference between the day and night at Xilang mountain range was very huge. Athena, Gade and Connor were all sitting in front of the bonfire, but they could still feel the chill from the wind that blew past their bodies. This time, Athena hunted a lot of prey, along with the fruits she collected and the pancakes that were made. If yesterday’s meat soup was an appetizer, today’s meal was a long-awaited feast for the miners.
Although Athena gave the credits to Chen Rui, many people still respected and appreciated the empire’s first general’s daughter. Athena received the barbecued meat from Gade and took a bite. Suddenly, she recalled someone’s cooking and glanced at the tent that was still silent at the summit.
“We’ve received the latest news. After last night, the underground demoic beast didn’t seem to come out of the main pit again. However, the Red Devils still dare not enter. They just guard at the residential area at the foot.” Connor took a sip of soup and said, “I heard that the demonic beast is a monster-like dragon. It has no flesh but only the skeleton. Its eyes are even emitting green light. It is very frightening. The bandits call it the spirit dragon…”
Athena suddenly coughed violently; she seemed to be choked by the barbecued meat. Gade at the side quickly handed a bowl of water to her. Athena took a sip of it and looked strange. Gade and Connor knew she was uncomfortable from choking, so they didn’t pay much attention.
After listening to Connor’s description, Athena pondered for a while and asked. “Did this demonic beast appear in the past few hundred years?”
“Never.” Gade shook his head, “In the past few hundred years, the underground demonic beasts that have appeared in the mines were Medusa, Tauren, Elementals and so on. The most abundant was a fly-like creature that sucks blood. They are very difficult to deal with. However, we’ve never seen such a monster. Maybe it is a new type that just appears recently.”
Athena held a barbecued meat in her hand tight, and she didn’t say anything else, but her heart was filled with resentment. When she was resting in the black rainforest, she witnessed Dodo’s performance of posing as the ghost dragon which was exactly like what Connor described. “Spirit Dragon” had never appeared before, but it immediately appeared when Chen Rui and she came to the mines. Besides, it also “selectively” attacked the Red Devils and killed the 3 Higher Demons. She had every reason to believe that the spirit dragon and the ghost dragon were basically…the same “dragon”.
This annoying man, how much secret is he hiding…