In the surfy sea, Chen Rui was in a horse stance. His legs were firmly nailed to the reef in the sea. This posture was much more difficult than merely sitting 2 months ago. Even though the waves were huge, they still couldn’t move his figure.
During this 2-months training, the Eternal Body and Eternal Power that Chen Rui drank had already been fully absorbed. When the effectiveness of the two potions were fully exerted, there was a weird, resonance-like fluctuation in his body. Not just his spirit and stamina, but even his strength and speed were improved. His overall status had achieved another height, as if he consumed another black potion again.
That should be an extra bonus after drinking all the potions which was similar to the extra bonus after completing a “set equipment”.
Chen Rui finally faintly understood another wonder of Eternal Potions: If the True black potions are “principles”, then, the Eternal black potions have a “resonance” of the entire series other than the “principles” of each attribute. What would the essence of Resurrection Potion and Longevity Potion be?
The additional gains of black potions was only a subplot in the training. Although the potions increased a certain amount of strength, most importantly, the understanding and use of strength required him to obtain during training.
Chen Rui was not just standing on the reef but also punching. However, the frequency of his punching wasn’t fast because balancing his body in the huge waves had already consumed most of the Star Power. The hard work of 2 sleepless months wasn’t in vain as his gains were significant. His usage and control of Star Power were improving daily. Now, he gradually learned to use the smallest amount of Star Power to exert the strongest effect.
When he felt that he was at his limit that he could no longer withstand, Chen Rui slowly sat down again to wait for the recovery of Star Power and stamina. In the cycle of continuous exhaustion and recovery, the maximum limit of Star Power also slowly expanded.
If it could’ve accommodated a bucket of water originally, it could be a tank or even a pool now.
As time went by, the particles of countless stardusts appeared smaller and smaller inside of the human figure status bar. The light didn’t reduce, but it increased instead. The flow seemed more natural and smooth, as if it was constantly polished and refined.
After a long time.
Chen Rui opened his eyes and the training for 100 days was finally over. This kind of boring training without sleep was a huge challenge physically and mentally. Yet, as long as one could persist till the end of the challenge, the gains were also quite profound.
Chen Rui stretched his arms and felt a little drowsy, as if the 3 months of “overdued” sleep struck at the same time. However, he needed to fill up the stomach that “starved” for 100 days before that.
Surely, he only starved for a day in reality. After calculating the resting and training time, it should be dusk soon which was just nice for him to eat something and take a good sleep to replenish his stamina.
Right at that moment, Chen Rui felt something was wrong. He stood up vigilantly and carefully, then he opened the tent and saw a voluptuous figure standing outside. It was actually Athena. No wonder Dodo and the two wyverns didn’t send any warning.
“Athena, why are you…” To be honest, Chen Rui, who had been enduring the loneliness in the fierce sea for more than 3 months, was still very happy when he saw Athena.
“Why didn’t I get poisoned by the “deadly poison” around the tent?” Athena clearly looked very unhappy. As she just said a sentence, her eyes became sharp and a greatsword appeared in her hand out of thin air. She sliced toward Chen Rui at high speed with an overbearing demeanor.
Chen Rui had seen Athena’s sword easily split Ganke’s hammer into two while the sword still suspended at the top of Ganke’s head firmly. Although she was only an Intermediate Demon at that time, her skills and accurate control of power still awed him until now. However, he didn’t expect there would be a moment that he had to suffer from same strike. In an instant, a few ideas came into his mind, but he decided to stay still and not dodge eventually.
Surely, Athena’s greatsword suddenly stopped at the top of his head. It was only a few inches away from Chen Rui’s head; he could already feel the fierce vigour. However, obviously, there was only vigour, but not murderousness.
Although knowing that Athena wouldn’t truly hit, Chen Rui still took a sigh of relief in his heart: When did I annoy this swordswoman that she needs to use her sword again? One of her sword seems to have shattered in the black rainforest last time. Now she got another one. It seems that she has a lot of spares in her space bracelet…
Athena looked at ”Chen Rui, who was “astounded” and suddenly put down her sword angrily, “Be honest; Where did you go the night before?”
“The night before…” Chen Rui recalled that the night before, he seemed to have found a reef with a better position and immersed himself in the sea to practice punching. Now, he could punch more freely and he could faintly feel something mysterious while punching. Unfortunately, the time left wasn’t enough. Before he could entirely form and understand that feeling, he was “kicked” out of the training ground. “Don’t act dumb! Did you go to the main pit at Mountain Xilang the night before?”
Chen Rui just came out of the training ground, so he had yet gotten rid of the memory of that 100 days. Only then he understood that Athena was talking about the time in reality. The night before, wasn’t it just killing 2 Higher Demons and a Higher Demon-level cerberus? Yet, I can’t say that to Athena. “We just came here the night before. I think I was sleeping in the tent…”
“You still don’t want to tell the truth?” Athena snorted with dissatisfaction and looked at the slime that withdrew to the back of the tent, “Dodo told me everything just now.”
Chen Rui glared at Dodo and Dodo immediately made two arms that covered his face. His exaggerated expression looked extremely innocent. He cried pitifully, “I didn’t say anything just now! I didn’t tell mistress about us going to the mines the night before!”
You didn’t just now but now… didn’t you just say it?
Chen Rui was speechless for a while: If it were the little loli, it wasn’t surprising for her to use such deceiving act. However, this is unexpected for Athena using such deceiving act. Could it be peer influence?
“Nothing is too deceitful in war.” Athena saw his dumbfounded and helpless look, and she smiled ambiguously, “It’s what I learned from your story of the Three Kingdoms.”
Chen Rui was even more speechless as it turned out that the bad influence was surnamed Chen but not Lucifer.
“Actually, I’m really bad at these tricks that requires too much mental effort… Yet, that strike just now, even an ordinary people will dodge instinctively. Yet, you? I admit defeat to your calmness.” Athena looked sentimentally. “You really trust me so much that I won’t actually hit you?”
Chen Rui’s speechlessness had been replaced with a bitter smile: Who says women are stupid? Those who regard women as stupid are the most stupid person.
Athena suddenly sighed, “Aren’t you going to explain something?”
“1 month, that’s my promise last time.” Chen Rui sighed and said in a serious manner, “I must concentrate on one thing first. There are still more than twenty days. By then, you will get your answer. Besides… I want to get an answer from you at the time.”
It was unsure whether she suddenly understood something because of the happiness Athena got, she blushed suddenly and stopped asking him for the answers. She nodded in a fluster and hurried down the mountain.
Chen Rui’s sight fell on the parcel that Athena left on the ground. It was clean water and freshly cooked food. His heart was suddenly filled with warmth. He took a bite of the barbecue. Although the cooking was worse than his, there was a faint, strange taste that he never felt ever since he came to this world.
This night, Chen Rui slept very well.
In the evening of the next day, the Red Devils that had been anxious welcomed their backbone, Culia.
After listening to the report of a little dark elf leader, Culia frowned. He was in an extreme bad mood.
Everything’s so bad recently! After suffering for a few months in a bitter and cold place like Mountain Xilang, it was finally his turn to rest in Town Leia. In Town Leia, he found his old companion, Fei Lian, and they had fun for a few days. As they were getting more intimate in the bed, the Vice Captain Barnacle couldn’t stand still Mountain Xilang, and he even came to Town Leia in advance.
Then, Culia sadly ended his “holidays” earlier as he was chased back by Barnacle. He had always have a bad relationship with that so-called vice captain. The problem was that their leader, Snowden returned to the Red Spirit estate the day before. Since their leader wasn’t there, whoever stronger was reasonable. Unfortunately, his strength was inferior compared to Barnacles.
Culia was obviously reluctant to be rushed back like that. He kept on delaying to enjoy with Feilian 3 more days only then he reluctantly returned to Mountain Xilang. He never expected that when he came back, he would receive such a bad news!
“Spirit dragon? A dragon with only skeleton? Are you sure?”
The dark elf nodded quickly. When he thought of the terrifying demeanor of the “spirit dragon” that night, he shuddered again, “It’s absolutely true! Sir, that was what I witnessed with my own eyes. Also, many other people saw it too. That spirit dragon was really scary. Just its roar alone contained terrifying Dragon’s Demeanor. Many of our brothers fell to the ground on the spot.”
The centaur also added, “After the monster ate Barnacle’s cerberus, Nagurala, it also threw the skeleton out. A brother mustered up his courage and collected Nagurala’s bones. Please take a look, sir.”
As the centaur spoke, he put down the broken skeleton of the cerberus in his hand. There weren’t a trace of blood or flesh on the white bones. It was clearly being “eaten” very thoroughly – Dodo had nothing better to do so it devoured the initial cut head of the cerberus along the way.
As for the guards’ corpses that were left initially were also transferred by Chen Rui after he left the main pit.
“No news of Yagus and Sully? Have you entered the main pit to check?”
The two small leaders looked at each other and shook their heads.
“That spirit dragon is too scary, so no one dares to go in. As for Ms. Sully and Sir Yagus… I’m afraid they’ve been killed by that monster…”
“Really?” Culia looked at the bones on the ground with disdain. Regardless of how many heads it has it was just that dumbass’s dog, it doesn’t matter if it dies.
Actually, Sully and Yagus were Barnacle’s men. Although they were not as detestable as Barnacle and they had a relatively good relationship with him, after all, they weren’t in the same team so it didn’t matter if they die. The problem was that Barnacle would definitely take the advantage to put the blame on him.
Culia’s brow inexplicably frowned even tighter. Suddenly, he asked someone at the side, “What do you think about this spirit dragon?”
It turned out that Culia didn’t return alone.