Alucier smiled, “Looks like you are lucky enough to choose a mission card.”
“Sir Alucier, I was unfortunately chosen by it.” Chen Rui replied helplessly. We are a good couple, but why is there such a big difference? Zola won the first prize, but I received the last consolation prize. I even need to complete some kind of mission… There shouldn’t be any shady operations, right?
“It’s as if… you were chosen by the Leaf of Nature. In fact, Finoia gave you not only a gift but also a choice.” Alucier smiled knowingly, although he looked a little grim, “Besides, there is no absolute luck or otherwise. It’s just a different point of choice. The 2 are interchanging relationships.”
The Leaf of Nature? Chen Rui subconsciously looked at the token to enter the Psychedelic Forest. It was like a jade-like leaf lying quietly in the palm of his palm.
“Just like your long-term goal in the magic game, the mission this time is related to the Abyss.”
The word ‘Abyss’ made Chen Rui’s ears perk up immediately.
“For 20,000 years, the power of the abyss has been impacting the Tree of Nature. Span’s seal of life has been weakened and is on the verge of collapse. The elves have tried their best to strengthen the seal…” Alucier took a deep breath, “Go to the Tree of Nature! You 2 go together and completely seal the Abyss power there.”
Span’s activated seal of life 20,000 years ago is about to be broken? Chen Rui and Zola were surprised at the same time. This is no trivial matter!
Back then, the Black Death Followers controlled the Cloud Rider Empire and staged the blood sacrifice tragedy in order to use the power of sacrifice to open the Abyss entrance through the Tree of Nature. If it weren’t for Span and Meria leading a large number of powerhouses to break into the Celestial Capital in time to eliminate the fallen ones and resolve the huge crisis, the Abyss Family would have come to the world and destroyed everything.
Now that the seal was about to collapse, if they didn’t try to seal the entrance and let the power of the Abyss descend directly, the consequences would be unimaginable. Even if there were no so-called mission or reward, this effort must be made.
“How can this entrance be completely closed?”
“The Leaf of Nature in your hand is the last remaining essence of the Tree of Nature that was condensed before it was polluted. It is the key to the seal. You will face great danger on this trip, so you must be mentally prepared and have great courage, determination, wisdom… Overcome the difficulties, and you will get rewards proportional to your efforts at that time.”
Only then did Chen Rui know that the ‘green leaf map’ in his hand had such an origin and power. He nodded, “I understand, Sir Alucier. We’ll go to the Tree of Nature now. I will do my best to complete the mission and come back later to report to you.”
“You don’t have to come back. My life is running out. This is the first time we meet and also the last time…”
“Sir, in terms of life expectancy, maybe I can…”
Before he could finish, he was interrupted by Alucier who was shaking his head, “My lifespan is exhausted by the recoil of prophecy. This is an unchangeable destiny, so the longevity potion has no effect on me. Young great grand master, thank you for your kindness.”
Chen Rui was surprised. Even Finoia only knows that I am a potion grand master, but he doesn’t know that I have the highest longevity potion and resurrection potion. Nonetheless, Alucier already knew it clearly. His power of ‘foreseeing‘ is no doubt terrifying. Fortunately, this prophet is not an enemy.
Chen Rui thought quickly and asked another question, “I want to ask sir, the Demon Realm and the human world…”
“You can understand all war as a game manipulated by fate. As for the rest of the questions, when the time comes, everything will be revealed.” Alucier once again showed the prophet’s ability to predict, but he looked tired and waved his hand, ” Now go to Finoia and let him take you to the Tree of Nature. By the way, remember to bring your mission reward.”
The ‘wood’ magic card that made Chen Rui vomit blood flew into his hand. The next second, the surrounding scene changed, and the 2 had actually returned to the entrance of the entire Psychedelic Forest.
After Chen Rui and Zola were teleported away, Kilanya appeared in the hut.
“Father, you actually gave the Element Goddess Crown to that fairy dragon!” Kilanya’s words had a questioning tone. It turned out that he and Alucier were actually father-daughter.
“There is no need to hold on to the past, let alone to pass on certain emotions to the next generation.” Alucier glanced at his daughter, “There is no right or wrong in a relationship. Span chose Fairy Dragon Meria instead of you and Berismi. It can only be considered a miss, not a fault.”
Kilanya was silent for a while, “But sister…”
“Berismi’s death has nothing to do with Span. The main reason is the serious injury caused by getting rid of the control of the fallen one Ifrit, plus the knot in her heart… In fact, since Span desperately saved you 2 sisters from the hands of Ifrit, he no longer owes us anything. He gave his life to seal the Abyss passage. It is us, and the entire elf tribe who owes him.”
Berismi was the previous elf empress. Kilanya and the empress were both Span’s admirers, but in the end Span chose the Dragon Island ‘enemy’, Fairy Dragon Meria. Berismi died in depression after the catastrophe of the elf tribe, so Kilanya always had a grudge against Span and Meria. After learning that Zola was their daughter, she naturally did not show a good face to her.
“As for the Element Goddess Crown… I didn’t interfere with the outcome of the choice, but it and Zola chose each other, just as the Leaf of Nature chose the human.”
“Wait a minute!” Kilanya suddenly thought of something and exclaimed, “The fairy dragon wearing the 6-color rainbow and the one blessed by the Tree of Nature… Could it be that the prophecy back then, the one who will rescue the elf tribe and even the entire world crisis is…”
“Yes, Span and Meria are not the people I foresee.” Alucier’s eyes were set on the place where Chen Rui and Zola disappeared, “They… are.”
“No wonder father has not answered this prophecy until today…” Kilanya suddenly changed her facial expression, “So, even if he succeeds this time, the elf tribe will face…”
“It’s not just the elf tribe.” Alucier’s tiredness grew even stronger, “The biggest crisis of the entire main plane has just begun…”
After speaking, Alucier’s eyelids drooped down, and the rotten breath on his body became a little more intense as if he had fallen into some kind of deep sleep. Meanwhile, Kilanya was still standing there, still shocked by what she just heard.
Chen Rui and Zola didn’t know that they became the hero and heroine predicted 20,000 years ago. Chen Rui glanced at the Element Goddess Crown on his wife’s head with envy in his eyes.
The Element Goddess Crown and Zola were really ‘in harmony’. After inputting the power of the [6 Elements Kingdom] and merging for a while, this powerful artifact could appear on her head at will.
Chen Rui looked at the ‘wood’ mission reward in his hand again, and he was speechless. What kind of lousy reward is this? He was about to put ‘wood’ in the storage warehouse. This arrogant magic card can’t even be put in!
Someone who was extremely speechless had no choice but to stuff the ‘wood’ into the pocket of his clothes. At this time, the 2 had come to the Purple Heart Treehouse, and they saw that Finoia had been waiting there for a long time.
Chen Rui mentioned the mission of the Tree of Nature, and Finoia seemed to have received some kind of information from Alucier long ago, so he didn’t ask anymore. He just let the 2 take a good rest for a day to recover to their best condition.
The next day, the 3 walked out of Purple Forest together and went toward the Silver Moon Celestial Capital.
The 3 entered the palace of the Celestial Capital all the way. Finoia showed a leaf-shaped badge that rendered them unobstructed along the way.
The shape and texture of this badge were different from Chen Rui’s Leaf of Nature. It was as shiny as a gem. It was somewhat similar to the Holy Leaf Heraldry that Chen Rui once gave to the elf empress on behalf of the mountain hobbit, but the Holy Leaf Heraldry was for allies whereas this badge should represent the highest authority within the elf tribe.
Chen Rui and Zola followed Finoia all the way to the hinterland of the palace. The guards became more and more strict, and the protection of the magic circle became stronger and stronger. They began to see familiar figures in front of them.
Elf Empress Liv, Princess Royal Philly, Elder Patricy, Cheropan, super powerhouse Plott, Kelsa, … and some unknown powerhouses. The lovely little elf princess, Michelle, was not present.
Seeing the arrival of Chen Rui and Zola, the elf empress bowed slightly, and the rest of the people also expressed corresponding high-standard etiquette. Chen Rui and Zola became the highest honored guests.
However, it was not relaxing to be these honored guests. It was obviously toilsome. Chen Rui suddenly felt a sense of being tricked. This ‘lottery’ sealing mission seems to have been prepared for a long time. I’m afraid it’s not quite related to whether I’m lucky or not…
Anyway, I can’t just stand by and watch. Since I’m here, let it be. Chen Rui thought of this and calmed down. She brought Zola along to bow to Empress Liv.
“Thank you, 2 friends who have come from afar.” Empress Liv still had the elegant and graceful temperament as he remembered, and the wonderful voice was amicable.
“Your Majesty is too polite.” It was not the first time that Chen Rui had dealt with this empress, so he seemed calm.
Empress Liv made a gesture to the Kingdom level powerhouse Kelsa beside him. Kelsa waved his hands, activated a special space power, and the surrounding scene suddenly changed.
Ahead was an area that exuded mysterious breath. There were more than 10 giant trees standing around. There were the treants that Chen Rui encountered in the Stone Fist Village. They were all super-level strengths who were also 1 of the strong foundations of the Jade Forest Sea.
The treants obviously formed a combined formation that could multiply their enchantment talent.
In the central area surrounded by the treants, there was an ancient tree about 6 meters high, which was crystal clear and translucent. No matter its leaves and branches, they looked natural and exuded a strange power.
The highest holy relic of the elf tribe, the Tree of Nature.
The Tree of Nature was called the life tree of the elf tribe. It was not only a symbol, but it also had magical powers. This kind of power was closely related to the reproduction and the growth of the elf tribe. Once it completely withered, let alone power, the elf tribe, whose reproductive capacity was originally low, would completely lose the hope of reproduction and completely disappear from this world.
The source of life for the dark elf of the Demon Realm was the 2 moons in the sky. In contrast, although their strength was far inferior to the forest elf of the human world, they did not have such a survival dependence on the Tree of Nature.
What was terrifying was that the ancient tree that was supposed to be lush was now sluggish. Regardless of the leaves and branches, there was a faint blood-red color. They didn’t look green like the Leaf of Nature in Chen Rui’s hands.
The ground crisscrossed with fiery ‘streams’ as if this was not a tree, but a volcano that might erupt at any time.
Chen Rui’s first impression was that this was not the Tree of Nature, but… the Tree of Abyss!
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