Culia was asking a man next to him. This man should be a Great Demon with mutated bloodline as he had a human appearance with light brown hair; relatively dark skin; handsome facial features; he looked like he had been through ups and downs, but his eyes looked lazy. He was just casually laying on the chair like his own place and leisurely poured a bottle of wine into his glass, as if he didn’t hear Culia’s question.
“Lennon!” Culia asked with dissatisfaction, “You are more informative. What do you think about this spirit dragon?”
Lennon reluctantly poured out the last bit of wine into his glass and took a sip, then he said, “Some necromancers or liches can use dark magic to drive the deceased into a controlled undead. However, this magic required a lot of spirit from the user. If the undead’s strength exceeds the limits of the user’s spirit limit, he or she will be backfired or even have their own spirit collapsed.
Culia nodded slightly. Seeing Lennon started drinking again by himself and stopped talking, Culia frowned, “I know all these general knowledge that you said. I’m asking for your opinion!”
“My Miao Fruit Wine has finished. This is the most attractive thing in Town Leia…” Lennon shook the empty wine bottle, “I know you still have some in stock. Give me a bottle.”
Culia almost acted on his anger. If it were Yagus, he would’ve thrown a bottle to him. However, Lennon wasn’t simple. Although his strength was ordinary, even their leader valued him a lot, and he constantly ordered not to neglect Lennon.
This time, Lennon took the initiative to follow Culia because he seduced the young wife of Kander, the mayor of Town Leia. In the end, their adultery was exposed, so he was wanted by the entire town. He was being pursued everyday. Therefore, he was forced to avoid troubles at Mountain Xiang. However, Culia was sure that this guy had a lot of alcohol still; he was just saving on his stock.
Lennon received the bottle of alcohol that Culia threw with a gloomy face. Lennon finally smiled, but it seemed like he was smiling at the bottle instead of Culia.
“That’s very simple. This spirit dragon is either an actual monster from a dragon’s mutation or an undead controlled by someone. Regardless of possibilities, you can’t provoke.”
Nonsense! Culia was speechless then he heard Lennon added, “Yet, based on the Dragon’s Demeanor from the spirit dragon at the main pit’s entrance, its strength should be weaker than expected. If it were a Dragon’s Demeanor from an actual dragon, your subordinates wouldn’t just fell to the ground, but they would even lose the strength to escape. If not, how could they survive until now? Of course, it can also be understood as the weakening of ability after the mutation or other reasons. In my opinion, the spirit dragon was giving more of a warning to prohibit others from approaching the main pit’s area. Those who were dead were close to or entered there, such as the cerberus and that 2 Higher Demons.
Actually, from the bandits’ stories, there were still a few suspicions, but he was too lazy to mention.
Culia thought it was reasonable. Anyway, the purpose of the Red Devils occupying the mining office wasn’t to excavate, so it didn’t matter if the main pit got even messier. However, Barnacle would definitely blame him on the death of Sully and Yagus. He should’ve stayed longer if he knew earlier. The leader and him, and the trio, Barnacle, Sully and Yagus were actually forces of two factions. If the Barnacle’s faction were to blame him, even their leader couldn’t save him.
Actually, even if he came back early, he couldn’t help if he encountered such trouble. He might be killed by the spirit dragon like Yagus and Sully. Now, he had to find a way to minimize his responsibility.
That’s right! The mining office! An idea appeared in Culia’s mind. Originally, Yagus’s task was to eliminate the new human mining officer. Now that Sully and Yagus were dead, this task would be completed by him. He could also use his good deeds to stop them from blaming him.
It’s quite late already. The journey rushing back is quite tiring. Let’s just take a good rest today and wait until I have a clear understanding of the specific situation of the mining office first. Those people can’t raise any commotions anyway. I’ll just let the human live for a day or two more.
Culia was pondering, then Lennon stood up and stretched out, “I’m exhausted. Please provide me a place for me to get a good sleep. Although there’s no annoying guy like that Kander, the conditions here are really bad.”
Culia thought that he was clever and his mood was a lot better, so he didn’t bother to mess with Lennon. He made someone to arrange a room at the mountain foot’s residential area for Lennon. Although the condition of the mining office on the mountainside was better, the aftermath of the “spirit dragon” was still there. With former examples, even Culia didn’t dare to stay there. The bonfire at the residential area was still the same, but the noises were much smaller and the security was doubled to guard against the danger at the main pit at any time.
The sky was getting darker, and it was getting quieter. The lights in the residential area were put off one after another. A cloaked figure descended silently from the sky and landed before the main pit. The “rope” that could move and extend freely turned into an onion-head and lept onto his shoulder. This person was obviously Chen Rui. The minerals in the storage were all converted by him. Those minerals that were recycled from waste were also hidden far away when he used the excuse of riding the wyvern to hunt. Now, the storage was basically empty. It must be “replenished” by another batch of stock.
Chen Rui also learned something about the Red Devils from Gabe. With the spirit dragon’s aftermath now, the bandits weren’t approaching the main pit for the time being. However, as it took longer, it would be easier for the truth of the spirit dragon to be exposed. Even if they only found out that there was something wrong with the waste ore pit, they would very likely suspect the mining office. So, it was necessary to transport the mines as soon as possible.
Based on the time, Culia should’ve returned by now. To be safe, Chen Rui used Dodo to land like last time instead of making the wyvern land directly at the main pit’s entrance to avoid being noticed.
After Chen Rui entered the main pit, he took out the prepared magic compass. The magic compass was different from the magic map. The magic map covered a wide range, and it could be magnified freely, but it must be an explored area. It could facilitate long-distance exploration or action; the magic compass was a great tool in exploring unknown areas, especially in a maze-like terrain. It could clearly display the terrain structure in a small area, and it could mark and note, so it was really convenient.
Chen Rui used the magic compass to mark the location of the waste ores room. Now, he was familiar with the path, so he soon found the waste ores room. He could faintly see some traces of the battle last time.
Chen Rui opened his storage, and once again scrapped the ground off for 3 meters. However, the huge pit in the waste ores room still hadn’t bottomed out. It seemed that the reserves were still above imagination. After all, it had accumulated for more than 400 years, even if it was just waste ores.
After the storage was full, he didn’t stay longer. He walked quickly all the way and came out of the main pit. When he saw no one was around and he was about to leave, a notification suddenly appeared from <Analytical Eyes>: Sloth Royal Family; Comprehensive Strength Assessment: C; Stamina: Unknown; Power; unknown, Spirit; Unknown; Agility: Unknown.
Sloth Royal Family! The name sounded funny, but it isn’t funny at all in reality!
Chen Rui knew that the Demon Realm originally had 7 monarchical kingdoms which had only 3 left now; they were also the rulers of the 3 empires.
“Pride” Royal Family surname: Lucifer.
“Greed” Royal Family surname: Mammon.
“Lust” Royal Family surname: Asmodeus.
However, there were other 4 royal families that either disappeared or seek refuge from the 3 empires:
“Sloth” Royal Family surname: Belphegor
“Envy” Royal Family surname: Leviathan.
“Wrath” Royal Family surname: Samuel.
“Gluttony” Royal Family surname: Beelzebub
The 7 royal families had great potential far beyond ordinary demons. Each of them had their own special bloodline power. Besides, they also had a war pressure against ordinary demons that could restrain the opponent’s strength.
The Sloth Royal Family that hid nearby was the descendent of Belphegor. Although the Belphegor family had fallen, and they were rarely seen in the Demon Realm, a royal family was indeed a royal family, not to mention his strength was Demon King!
To be safe, Chen Rui activated <Analytical Eyes> when he first entered the main pit. At that time, there was no one, so this person must’ve arrived later. From the position, he should be lurking in the shadow of the big rock in front. If it weren’t the hint from <Analytical Eyes>, he actually wasn’t aware of him with his own sensation ability.
Chen Rui was extremely shocked. In front of such a Demon King-level powerhouse, his strength was really not enough. Suddenly, he thought of the ring that Shea gave. As he focused his mind, “Dark Will” had automatically appeared on his left hand’s ring finger. This ring should be one of the secret treasures of the Lucifer Family. Wearing it daily on his hand would be easily recognized which might lead to unnecessary interest or trouble. Therefore, he had been keeping it in storage. The storage warehouse was safe and convenient anyway; he could quickly deposit and withdraw items with his thoughts.
With such an escaping treasure in hand, Chen Rui was slightly more confident. He tidied his cloak and the mask on his face, then he gradually condensed the Star Power of entire body quietly and said with a hoarse voice, “Show yourself.”
The shadow still didn’t respond. <Analytical Eyes> prompted that the person’s position had moved from the shadow of the stone to the tree in another direction. However, Chen Rui could be sure that this person wasn’t a Great Demon.
Speed! Horrifying speed; it is even comparable to the Great Demon’s talent!
If the opponent weren’t within the effective range of <Analytical Eyes>, Chen Rui wouldn’t be able to detect the person’s location.
Is this the strength of a Demon King? No, even when Paglio suppressed his strength to Demon King level, he absolutely doesn’t have such speed!
This person is definitely not Culia nor Barnacle. Can it be the leader of the Red Devils?
Chen Rui was secretly vigilant. After turning his head to look at the tree, he said faintly, “Is it necessary to hide anymore?”
While Chen Rui said that with his eyes focused at the back of the tree, he felt a slight illusionary blur in his sight and the <Analytical Eyes> showed that the opponent had already appeared before him.
“You actually found me with the strength of a Higher Demon.” The figure praised with interest, “It is truly an incredible ability.”
When Chen Rui wore his cloak and appeared as Aguile, he always subconsciously disabled his passive ability, <Hidden> and faintly revealing his Mizar’s strength. This habit was very good as it could avoid unnecessary suspicion. Therefore, this person could tell his level as a “Higher Demon” at a glance.
Chen Rui asked, “Who are you? Why are you here?”
“Interesting guy.” That guy smiled. The voice was a man, but his back was facing the moonlight, so Chen Rui couldn’t see clearly, “I should be the one asking. Who are you? How did you come out of the main pit?”
Chen Rui probed, “Are you part of the Red Devils?”
“I have nothing to do with those people, even though their leader keeps inviting me to join.” A wine bottle appeared in the man’s hand and he took a sip. “My hobbies are only 3, namely alcohol, gambling and beauty. The stronger the alcohol the better; the more exciting the gambling the better; as for beauty… those that are married are my priority; widows are the best.”
Chen Rui was cold sweating while listening: Addicted to alcohol, gambling and beauties! Besides, he’s even a wife-con and widow-con! What kind of royal family is this!
Thanks for the chapter! How ironic that the Sloth Royal Family specializes in speed of all things haha.
I’ve seen that trope in some anime and novels.
Lmao you’re right xD haha
Tho maybe it’s necessary for them so they can resume sleep faster lol
•Thanks for the chapter! 🍀