A moonlit night.
A cold sea breeze blew the flag of the Devil’s Snare Ship, making flappy sounds.
Known as the ‘King of the Night Market’, Paglio probably had something on his mind or he just couldn’t sleep. At the risk of being struck by Ms. Fairy Dragon’s lightning, he knocked on Chen Rui’s door before dawn, pulling the sleepy-eyed human to drink wine on the deck.
It turned out that the wines brought by Master Poison Dragon were out of stock.
A certain truly handsome bug had been snoring in the ship cabin, but when he smelled wine keenly, his nose suddenly became longer. Under the guidance of his sense of smell, he ‘sleep walked’ to the deck and joined the team of drinking wine for free.
“Paglio, take these.”
2 things appeared on the deck, a black flail and a ring inlaid with an emerald gem.
The flail was extremely heavy. If Chen Rui didn’t put a cushioned item on the deck in advance, even the sturdy deck of the Devil’s Snare Ship would have been dented.
The dragon’s artifact, Thunder Flail.
An emerald gem ring that held the secrets of a huge treasure.
Paglio frowned, “What do you mean?”
“Nothing much, that…’son of Cairrealo’? Haha!” Chen Rui raised his brows and raised the wine cup playfully.
“Bastard! I’m not…”
The poison dragon stood up all of a sudden, and before he finished speaking, he saw Chen Rui shaking his finger, “Calm down, listen to me first.”
“Hmph, say it!” Paglio sat down again angrily.
“I don’t care if you are the son of Cairrealo or the second generation of a rich official. Anyway, you are the Paglio I know, a partner whom I can entrust my life to.” Chen Rui shrugged, “However, how can the dead duck dragon that I know not even take advantage of the free gift? Let alone Thunder Flail, the wealth hidden in this ring must be extremely amazing…”
The dead duck dragon’s eyes lit up, “You mean…”
Chen Rui grinned, “Take the things as well as the treasures and don’t acknowledge the rest.”
“Wait, sly human, why does it still feel like I’m being fooled?”
“The dead duck dragon I know is not a guy who only knows to run away. After all, you have nothing against money, right?”
The dead duck dragon looked indignant, “Of course there is! And it’s a big hatred! So I’m going to imprison them and their accomplices.”
The 2 guys looked at each other and laughed wickedly while the slime also grinned unknowingly.
The poison dragon didn’t pretend to be reserved anymore. He kept the Thunder Flail and the green gem ring, then the 3 cups cheered again.
At this moment, Chen Rui’s ears moved. There was actually the sound of fighting in the distance.
There was still at least 1.5 days to the nearest landing place, the Red Dragon Port in the Red Dragon City, so this fight should be a battle on the sea.
Judging from the sound of the fighting, there are a lot of people — could they be pirates?
The sound seemed to be slowly approaching. Apparently, the fight was moving toward them. Paglio and Dodo also sensed the anomaly.
The sandmen had entered a state of alert under Chen Rui’s order. Chen Rui, Paglio and Dodo had risen into the air. With their eyesight, they could already see that under the moonlight, there were 4 ships in the distance heading toward them at a fast speed.
The front was a large ship, which looked dilapidated. 2 of the 3 main masts were broken. It was propelled by an emergency power. Behind it were 3 smaller ships, but the firepower was very aggressive.
“Get rid of all these guys, so as not to disturb Little Betty and the others.” Paglio said casually.
The slime immediately raised the wine bottle on the master’s shoulder in agreement. Firstly, it was to please Master Poison Dragon for wine drinking. Secondly, because those guys seemed to be weak enough to be bullied by Master Truly Handsome – Master Truly Handsome had unparalleled intuition and judgment in this ‘special skill’ of bullying the weak.
“Don’t worry, I have turned on the soundproof enchantment of the ship cabin, so they will not be disturbed. As for these guys… Let’s wait and see.” Chen Rui shook his head. In fact, the poison dragon was still very considerate, because Ms. Emerald Dragon’s favorite thing was to sleep in late. Usually, she didn’t get up until after 10 am. However, it would be too cruel to annihilate all these lives in order not to disturb her sleep.
Chen Rui admitted that he was not a kind person too. From the crossover to the present, his hands were also covered with blood, but he had his own bottom line. Although in the cognition of ordinary people, his current strength had reached the highest level of ‘Demi-God’ (referring to the kingdom and above), it did not mean that he would massacre and destruct life at will because of his own preferences —— Of course, if it was a pirate who did all kinds of evil, it was a different case.
1 person, 1 dragon and 1 bug flew over slowly. Due to the light, distance and suppressed breath, both sides of the naval battle did not notice them. A ship behind emitted a strong flame that had charged for a long time, “Boom!” The big ship vibrated as it was hit by this cannon attack. The tail of the ship was broken into several pieces, and the main propulsion system was destroyed. The speed suddenly slowed down. Almost no one near the end of the ship was spared.
The speed of the big ship slowed down, and the 3 ships behind them immediately surrounded it. Black figures jumped up from their ships and rushed toward the big ship. The command sounded from the big ship, forming a circular formation and launching arrows with the magic light.
Black figures kept falling, but likewise, the casualties on the big ship were increasing rapidly.
The 3 ‘people’ in the air had been watching the fight. Chen Rui had the best eyesight. He suddenly saw a familiar figure at the front of the circle formation.
A man, wearing light green half-body armor, was holding a card with a faint gold edge in his hand.
Swoosh Swoosh Swoosh… The cards in the man’s hand launched out like locusts. It did not turn into sharp arrows to hurt the enemy, but it turned into dozens of images of the knight and soldiers fighting against the enemy.
It is him! Chen Rui nodded secretly.
Clark, Capricorn Holy Apprentice of the 12 holy apprentices.
The holy apprentice was a holy believer directly under the 3 archangels and had been recognized by the 3 archangels. The [Body of Light Blessing] was the most basic condition. Every holy apprentice had special abilities and combat power as well as a corresponding [Armor of Faith].
After Chen Rui got the Snow Dallet Tree in the Holy Light Mountain, he met Clark in the Clear Mirror City of Loya Empire. When they first met, they formed a bond and almost became friends. Later, Chen Rui’s identity was exposed, and he fought against the 4 holy apprentices including Clark, killed Aquarius Holy Apprentice and Cancer Holy Apprentice Murev. He spared Clark and his lover, Scorpio Holy Apprentice April, and got the intel from Clark about Isyorul. Clark made a good impression on Chen Rui. Aside from the identity of the holy apprentice, he was actually a man with a sense of justice and discernment between right and wrong.
The Capricorn Holy Apprentice’s special skill was [Manifestation], which could turn the patterns in the cards into real warriors. Judging from the current situation, he was the one with the strongest combat power on the big ship. Despite this, black figures kept breaking through the blockade and rushed over. Before they could approach Clark, they were already cut into pieces by the countless red light emerging from the ground.
It was the attack of the woman behind Clark. Half of her armor was torn apart. The large fiery red on the armor had faded and turned into dark silver. She seemed to be seriously injured, but she still held on.
She was also an acquaintance, Scorpio Holy Apprentice, April.
Judging from the fact that April had sacrificed her life to protect Clark, the relationship between the 2 seemed to have developed further compared to last time. Although Clark and April were extremely heroic, the strength of the enemies was equally formidable, especially the leading figures. In the blink of an eye, the priests beside Clark were dead again, and the injuries of the 2 holy apprentices continued to worsen.
In the center of the entire circle was a man wearing a cloak, whose face could not be seen clearly. There was a box-like thing under his feet. There were also a large number of guards around. He seemed to be of high status. He was also injured.
The big ship should be carrying the important members of the Holy Church. The person who has such courage to hunt down the Holy Church… Chen Rui had an answer in his mind.
The Black Death Followers!
Those enemies who fought against Clark must be the guardians of the mysterious cult district chief bishop. Speaking of which, Shura was also the guardian of the mysterious cult east district chief bishop.
At this time, the number of black figures on the big ship kept increasing, and the circle formation of the Holy Church was on the verge of collapse.
Although the battle between the Black Death Followers and the Holy Church believers was nothing more than a dog bites a dog for Chen Rui, but Clark was in it. Chen Rui thought about it and decided to help.
“Sir! We can’t hold it any longer.”
“Sir, run away!”
“This is the sea. This is no way to escape. We can only take risks to activate the seal.” The man in the cloak sighed, “Except His Holiness Vantis, the physiques of other people can’t withstand it, nor can they unleash the true power of the holy relic. I’m no exception to the true strength of holy relic too, but I would rather choose to die with the enemy or even let the holy relic be lost in the sea… It must not fall into the hands of the Black Death Followers.”
The man in the cloak resolutely opened the box, and a white light beam rose into the sky. He recited the ancient chants aloud. An object gradually became clear in the light beam.
Chen Rui could see clearly that it was a light green crown, but the shape was very strange. It was covered with sharp thorns. Even in the position where Chen Rui was, he could feel the intense and incomparably light breath.
The radiance of the crown under the spell became stronger and stronger while a huge and sacred strength spread around. The black figures that were approaching collapsed and disintegrated while the priests of the Holy Church were much refreshed. Even their wounds were recovering slowly.
The 3 ships of the Black Death Followers also began to gradually collapse under the shine of the light. At this time, the Black Death Followers seemed to have sacrificed something as a lot of bloody mist which contained strong darkness and destruction breath spread from the ships.
When the blood mist was illuminated by the light, they disappeared one after another as if a snowflake met fire . However, the ‘volume’ of the blood mist was very large, and it seemed to be endless, so the light gradually began to dim.
The man in the cloak held the crown high, and the voice of chanting became louder. He seemed to be using his body as a medium as his body became transparent.; the light spread over the blood mist.
The man in the cloak seemed to be on the verge of collapse as the hand holding the crown trembled slightly. His arms began to collapse, and the light of the crown was weakened.
At this moment, the thorny crown moved abruptly. It unexpectedly broke free from the grasp of the man in the cloak and flew in another direction.
It was actually the direction of Chen Rui.
Due to the light and direction of the thorny crown, Chen Rui’s location was immediately noticed by both parties. The man in the cloak was startled and was about to chase after the crown when an incredible scene happened.
The thorny crown flew into the hands of the young blond man with a strange onion on his shoulders. The next second, the light of the crown suddenly shined brightly.
This kind of light was 10 times stronger than when it was in the hands of the man in the cloak before. The entire sea area was illuminated as if it were daylight.
TL: Holy Relic? Because he had the creation origin?
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