After entering the Thick Soil Castle, Chen Rui followed Hodheck to the plaza, and saw a large number of hobbits lying on the ground. Most of them were groaning in pain, and some were in a coma or even died.
The hobbit originally had considerable resistance to magic and poison, but this poison seemed to be specially developed for the hobbit. The poison was very violent. The poisoned hobbits had foam at the mouth, and the skin glowed a strange dark silver. The herbs and detox runes of the hobbit healers did nothing.
“Paglio, do you have a way to dispel these poisons?”
“No problem.” Paglio sniffed, showing a look of disapproval, “This poison is too low-level. If it was me, these hobbits would have turned into smoke and disappeared long ago.”
When Hodheck and Paglio were fighting previously, he noticed that the poison dragon possessed a powerful poison, and immediately preconceived that the other party had poisoned them. The poison dragon was obviously holding a grudge when he deliberately mentioned this.
When the silver bearded hobbit heard this, his face flushed, but he didn’t roar out. Although the hobbits were a little grumpy, they were not fools. Not to mention that the woman’s strength was enough to destroy the entire Thick Soil Castle, the dragons’ ability to detoxify was enough to make them humble.
“Don’t be so calculative, sir guardian.” Chen Rui laughed and patted Master Poison Dragon’s shoulder, “Hurry up and help the hobbit friend detoxify.”
Hodheck glanced at Chen Rui gratefully and bowed his body to express his gratitude. Although the silver bearded hobbit was a Kingdom level powerhouse, this prince also had the status of a mechanical grand master. What was more valuable was that he disregarded the past and came to help the hobbit, so he was totally worthy of this bow.
Paglio’s ‘detoxification’ method was very special. In fact, he used his own poison to assimilate the poison on the hobbit before absorbing it. Although it was more labor-intensive, it was of great benefit to the supplement and enhancement of the poison. The poison dragon just walked a few laps among the poisoned hobbits, and the symptoms of the hobbits were greatly relieved. Although they were still in a coma, they were out of danger. After about 10 minutes, most of the poisoned hobbits had been treated.
Paglio wiped the sweat from his forehead and shook his head, “It’s a shame. I’m used to using poison to kill others, but today I am a lifesaver.”
“Don’t be arrogant.” Chen Rui glanced at the guy with the word ‘proud’ clearly written on his face with contempt, “I know you are very capable, sir guardian.”
“Thank you! Dragons’ powerhouse! It was a misunderstanding before. I, Hodheck, apologize to you!” The hobbit was straightforward in his speech. The poison dragon saved so many people, so Hodheck only felt guilt and gratitude in his heart. Another early stage of the Kingdom level, the hobbit powerhouse Sterklin, also said thanks.
“Forget it, the fight with you was quite enjoyable.” Master Poison Dragon grinned, then he frowned again, “However, the poison of those guys seems to be mutated in some way, so I can’t do anything about it.”
Hodheck was taken aback when he saw that Paglio was referring to the unconscious Hobbit King Ovge and Inke as well as several elders, including Elder Askari, whom Chen Rui had dealt with last time, “Please find a way to rescue them!”
“It’s not that I don’t want to help. The poison of these people is very special. It may be due to their strength. The poison they inflicted is different from that of the ordinary hobbit. If I use my method to forcefully detox, their lives can be saved, but their consciousness may be completely lost. Whether or not to treat them depends on your decision.”
Sterklin almost tore off his beard, “How can this be done?! Ovge and Inke are the leaders of the hobbits. They are also the strongest and most courageous warriors. If they lose consciousness completely, it will be worse than death!”
Paglio shook his head, pointed to the faint golden texture on Ovge’s skin and said, “Look, his poison has penetrated deep into his soul. Once this texture spreads all over his body, he will definitely die. Uh, right, that Inke may be better. He should have some kind of anti-poison talent. Saving his life should not be a problem, but the possibility of losing consciousness is still very high. We really don’t have the best of both worlds, so the decision is up to you.”
Hodheck and Sterklin were anxious. Chen Rui, who had been watching those poisoned hobbits, said, “Move them to a separate room. Let me try it.”
Both the hobbit super powerhouses knew that the prince was the grand master of alchemy, so maybe there was a way to do it. They immediately ordered someone to move Ovge and others into a room.
“Sir Hodheck, Sir Sterklin, these hobbit friends are dying, so I have to activate a life secret technique. However, this secret technique has a greater risk and cannot be interfered by any power. I wonder if you can avoid for a while.”
Life secret technique? Hodheck and Sterklin looked at each other, and they were obviously puzzled, Chen Rui smiled slightly, “Can you trust me?”
“The hobbits outside are all living because of Your Highness. You’re our benefactor. How can we not trust Your Highness? Your Highness, please go ahead with the treatment.” The core leaders of the hobbits such as Ovge were indeed at stake. Anyway, there was no good way, so they might as well let the grandmaster give it a try.
After Hodheck and Sterklin left the room, Chen Rui asked Dodo to guard the door. He cautiously took out the item and set up a shielded space enchantment.
Then, the Crown of Thorns appeared on Chen Rui’s head, radiating a divine breath.
[Divine Blessing]—Drawing holy strength, dispelling all evil forces, purifying and transforming physique, can be activated once an hour. (Can choose purification or conversion mode；, can lock multi-targers)
The Crown of Thorns could restrain and dispel all evil power. In fact, powers were not really good and evil. The so-called ‘evil’ was just an opposite statement. For poison alone, the Crown of Thorns was indeed a nemesis.
After Chen Rui chose the purification mode of [Divine Blessing], a pure and holy brilliance shone on Ovge and others. The dark golden ‘texture’ on Ovge’s body was like a living thing. When it encountered the holy power, it quickly shrank back.
The power of [Divine Blessing] was extremely powerful, especially with Chen Rui’s [Body of Light Glory] as the medium. Soon, the holy light covered Ovge’s whole body. The ‘texture’ had nowhere to hide, and it buzzed as if screaming tragically. In the end, it disappeared into smoke under the brilliance.
After the texture completely dissipated, Chen Rui clearly sensed that the extremely weak life force of several people including Ovge was gradually recovering, and the almost interrupted breathing began to become even. They were obviously out of danger.
There was only 1 exception, and that was the king of the cave hobbit, Inke.
When the golden texture on Inke’s body was shone by the power of [Divine Blessing], although there were some signs of evaporation, they were more converged, solidifying from dark gold into a special blood color. At the same time, a terrifying destructive breath was about to come out.
Chen Rui seemed to have expected this. In fact, this was his real intention for this separate room.
He discovered Inke’s anomaly long ago. The [Analytical Eyes] showed as.
Race: Hobbit (soul variant)
Comprehensive Strength Assessment: S+(S++)
Physique: S+( S++), strength: S+( S++), spirit: S(S++), speed: S(S++).
[Analysis]: [Berserk], mutated poison, Blood Sacrifice Soul.
Danger level: Low.
Inke actually hid a part of his strength which was only 1 step away from the kingdom. The most important thing was not this, but ‘soul variant’ and ‘Blood Sacrifice Soul’! Chen Rui had only seen these 2 attributes in 1 person, that was Veronica!
The highest king of the cave hobbit actually possesses the abyss power!
From this point of view, the destruction of the Golden Bright Underground Palace, where the cave hobbit lives, may have another mystery. Not only that, Inke with the ‘mutated poison’ power is likely to be the real murderer behind the scenes of the poisoning at the Thick Soil Castle and even the entire assassination incident!
Chen Rui had a mask on his face, the God-Eating Mask.
He wanted to control Inke, understand the whole conspiracy as well as the mystery of the soul variant and the Blood Sacrifice Soul in order to save Veronica.
The yellow light flashed on the God-Eating Mask, and the power of the puppet had been activated.
Inke’s body that had been ‘in a coma’ and motionless trembled. His eyes suddenly opened, and his pupils showed a strange light like blood.
The yellow light and the blood light were entangled in one place. It was a stalemate for a while.
The God-Eating Mask could convert an object whose strength was lower than himself into a puppet of his own accord. Chen Rui had used it multiple times without any problem. Now, facing Inke whose strength was lower than himself, this was the first time he had encountered such strong resistance.
The power of the Crown of Thorns seemed to have a strong restraint on Inke, and the God-Eating Mask quickly prevailed while the blood light gradually became weak. Chen Rui clearly felt that the blood light had merged with Inke’s soul. Once completely removed, Inke’s life would also dissipate.
This is the power of Blood Sacrifice Soul? So stubborn! Chen Rui’s mood was a little heavy, and he put away the puppet power of the God-Eating Mask.
As soon as that powerful control power disappeared, Inke couldn’t care about being in ‘coma’ anymore. His eyes were full of blood as he leaped with a low roar, rushing toward Chen Rui.
Chen Rui waved his hand, and a red light flashed. 2 strange smoke-like chains appeared beside Inke’s body, emitting a breath of flame. Before Inke could get close, he was already fastened by the chains in the shape of a cross. The 2 chains looked ethereal, but they possessed a powerful restraint force. Inke froze in the air for a moment.
Inke was unwilling to be bound. The dark golden texture on his body turned blood red. His body doubled in size, and his palms became the claws of beasts, revealing a faint poisonous smell. His strength increased several times, but he was still unable to break free from the shackles.
This was exactly the Shackles of True Flame law absorbed by Chen Rui. The power of the shackles would be triggered to devour flesh and blood when the bound person struggled. But Inke didn’t seem to feel the terrifying devour power, and he still struggled desperately with his [Berserk] talent.
Chen Rui pointed to Inke, and there were 2 silver-white translucent chains beside the red ‘smoke’. The ‘Chain of Mind’ given by Raphael was a powerful artifact that could imprison the soul and spirit power.
These days, Chen Rui had already done all the analysis of the Chain of Mind, so he could use it with ease. However, it would take a considerable amount of time to absorb the law in order to merge with the Shackles of True Flame into the ‘Seal of Fire and Wind’.
As soon as the Chain of Mind was used, Inke made a terrifying roar, and the struggle suddenly became less. It was obvious that the soul imprisonment had stronger restraint for Inke.
Chen Rui’s thoughts moved, and the Crown of Thorns continued to maintain the oppressive [Divine Blessing] shining. He activated the puppet power of the God-Eating Mask again, and the [Analytical Eyes] sent out a soul communication, “If you want to live, give up your resistance! Become my subordinate!”
With his current strength, it would be effortless to destroy Inke. What he wanted to do was to control.
“Haha!” Inke laughed disdainfully, “My lord Sosbach is the greatest existence who controls fear, second only to the Hatred Lord. I have already accepted the great will of my lord, how could I possibly succumb to a lowly ant like you?!”
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