The location of the earth origin fragment was a somewhat familiar place name.
Red Rock Mountains, Golden Bright Underground Palace.
The Red Rock Mountain was 1 of the largest mountain ranges in the human world. The area covered by the mountain was quite large, spanning 8 empires. The real main part was not within these kingdoms, but it was close to the desolate and uninhabited areas.
Although the number and coverage of empires and kingdoms in the human world far exceeded that of demons, there was a limit. Like the Demon Realm, there were also remote and untouched areas.
The main part of the Red Rock Mountains was in a remote area. Although it was sparsely populated and full of various dangers, it was very rich in resources, especially mineral deposits. Therefore, the cave hobbit, who was good at mining, chose this place as the base camp to dig out a staggering underground world, the Golden Bright Underground Palace.
The Golden Bright Underground Palace used to be 1 of the most important sources of mineral deposits in the human world. There was an endless stream of business travelers who came to order or exchange materials for minerals. It also opened up a very distinctive ‘minerals trade route’.
Just over a year ago, an unprecedented earthquake occurred in the main mountain range of the Red Rock Mountain Range. Even the nearby empires were affected accordingly. The biggest victims of the earthquake were the cave hobbits of the Golden Bright Underground Palace. The underground homes built collapsed in a major earthquake. The cave hobbits were forced to leave the Red Rock Mountain Range and migrate to the Black Rock Mountain in the human kingdom, which was the Thick Soil Castle of the mountain hobbit.
However, this was just the incident told to the outside world. After the events of the Thick Soil Castle and the Stone Fist Village, Chen Rui had figured out the truth of the ‘migration’ of the cave hobbit – the Abyss.
Chen Rui had destroyed the altar of the Abyss in the Thick Soil Castle’s underground pit, and he deduced that the mastermind behind the catastrophe of the cave hobbit was probably Fear Lord Sosbach, 1 of the 3 rulers of the Abyss. Speaking of which, he had just fought a fierce battle with Hatred Lord Quilliana in the Jade Forest Sea and survived. Now he had to face Sosbach again in the trip to the human world. He was really ‘bonded’ with the Abyss.
When Chen Rui was just reborn in the Demon Realm, he could be described as powerless. At that time, in his view, the Higher Demon was already a very powerful existence. With the growth of his own strength, the level he touched was also higher, from the Demon King, Great Demon King, Demon Emperor to Demon Overlord standing at the peak stage of the world. When he surpassed this ‘highest’ level step by step, he realized that it was just the beginning of another wider world.
In this wider world, he came into contact with more and stronger opponents, and he also came into contact with many secrets that were previously unknown: The silver box, the gods, the mystery of elements, the Abyss…
When Chen Rui was still a helpless human struggling in the Dark Moon, he just wanted to survive in the presence of so many ‘demons’, and he didn’t know any Abyss crisis at all. But now, he had a higher level of strength and cognition. After learning about the terrifying threat of the Abyss to the whole world… he couldn’t just watch it happen.
I don’t want to be a savior, I just want to live with the people I cherish.
When the Fire Elemental King Ogmarton was passing through the Red Rock Mountain Range many years ago, he sensed that the underground volcano had a special fire element. Then, he found some strange fire elements in the underground volcano group. These elements were neither elementals nor did they have independent consciousness. When he went deeper, he was surprised to sense the breath of the earth element’s original law power. Therefore, he concluded that the earth origin fragment should be somewhere underground, which happened to be the direction to the Golden Bright Underground Palace
In addition to the breath of earth element origin, Fire Elemental King also noticed an extremely dangerous and terrifying breath nearby which was full of hostility. It was far beyond his ability to resist, so Ogmarton gave up his intention to continue exploring.
The Golden Bright Underground Palace was originally in Chen Rui’s itinerary, but now there was the whereabouts of the earth origin fragment. It just happened that ‘Arthur’ mysteriously disappeared due to an event at this time. Thus, this trip to the Golden Bright Underground Palace was bound to happen.
Not only Zola was going along but Paglio and Dodo too. The poison dragon was stimulated by Zola to become Demi-God, and he wanted to follow the ‘upgrade’. Although Dodo had no ambition, in the eyes of foodies, the most terrifying was not the Abyss, but the inability to follow his master to enjoy food.
Therefore, 1 person, 2 dragons as well as 1 slime flew all the way and entered the Red Rock Mountain Range.
Although more than a year had passed since the earthquake, the traces of damage left behind were still quite obvious. Remote places generally didn’t have a magic map. Due to the ‘minerals trade route’, it was not difficult to obtain a detailed map. After a few days, Chen Rui and others reached the main mountain area and found the Golden Bright Underground Palace marked on the map.
The Golden Bright Underground Palace was a huge palace on a mountain wall. Chen Rui had seen the Iron Tree Spark House made with the mountain hobbit’s forging skills, and the underground mines dug by the cave hobbit. Both of them were magnificent. Knowing that this ‘palace’ was just the entrance to the real Golden Bright Underground Palace, he could imagine the exaggerated underground world after entering the palace.
Unlike the mountains that they passed before, there were no animals in the main mountain range, and the plants were relatively rare. Most of which were mutated species, showing a deadly strangeness.
After everyone entered the entrance of the mountain wall, they found that except for the ’shell’ of the palace, all the passages leading to the underground were blocked by collapsed rocks.
In fact, there were still many traces of damage and prying in the palace, which were relatively new in terms of traces. Obviously, before Chen Rui and others came to the Golden Bright Underground Palace, more than 1 group of people came here. They most probably wanted to pick up some valuables of the hobbit, but unfortunately, they could not open the collapsed entrance and had to give up in the end.
“I’ll deal with this!” Paglio put his foot on the ground, and a green stream quickly spread forward. The poison dragon’s posion was indeed very domineering. Wherever it passed, those huge stones turned into light smoke and dissipated. Even some extremely strong minerals were decomposed into dust.
The blocked channel slowly concave backward at a speed visible to the naked eye. However, after reaching a certain level, the speed and ‘quality’ of the concave began to decline significantly. It was no longer able to corrode the blocked entrance as before. After some relatively loose minerals were corroded, the rocks and pebbles next to it collapsed again and continued to block the passage.
“No, it’s not that my poison can’t destroy these minerals.” Paglio scratched his head, “This palace seems like nothing on the surface, but the deeper you go, the greater the special power, which greatly weakens the poison. Something is wrong here!”
Zola nodded, “I sensed the abnormal fluctuations of the elements when we entered the main mountain area. The vicinity is full of strange powers, which have considerable restrictions on sensing and even kingdom power. The blocking distance of these channels is obviously quite long. If we want to break into it directly, it is difficult to succeed. We can only find another way.”
Paglio frowned, “I’m curious now. If it’s only this level of collapse, how could so many of the mountain hobbits escape?”
“The mountain hobbit has lived underground for a long time, so they are naturally very sensitive to some changes in the earth’s crust. It is likely that most of the tribe has been evacuated before the disaster.” Chen Rui said, “However, this is just an assumption. It is more likely that the Abyss deliberately released those hobbits, and the purpose is to erode the mountain hobbit and the forest hobbit, then spread the power of the Abyss to the surrounding empires step by step. According to Zola’s senses, the power of the Abyss has been spread here. Although the strength is not as strong as the Silver Moon Celestial Capital, there is no seal protection similar to the elf tribe, so everyone must be careful.”
Everyone walked out of the palace and tried to punch directly through the mountainside. It was easy to punch a hole of a few meters, yet it was difficult to penetrate more than 10 meters. It was obviously due to some kind of protection power. The more this was, the more it proved that this place was not simple.
Chen Rui pondered and said, “We are here today mainly for the earth origin fragment. As for the abyss behind the Golden Bright Underground Palace… The main purpose is to get intel, try not to alarm them.
“You seem to be a little too cautious?” Paglio said indifferently. He had not personally experienced the battle with the Abyss, and felt that he was surrounded by super powerhouses, plus Chen Rui and Zola’s Demi-God level combat power. They were domineering existences who didn’t need to be so careful like this unless they encounter a Pseudo-God.
“Abyss is very terrifying.” Zola’s short sentence made the poison dragon shut up immediately. It was definitely a real terrifying existence if it could make the ‘madwoman’ feel ‘terrifying’.
As for the Dodo on Chen Rui’s shoulders, he had always been greedy for life and fear of death as a virtue, so he would not be careless.
Judging from the experience of the Fire Elemental King Ogmarton back then, if there were no special changes, the earth origin fragment should still be in the Red Rock Mountain Range, and the hostility that made the Elemental King feel scared was probably the Abyss power. It seemed that the Abyss had planned this long ago like the Tree of Nature or the altar of the Nightmare Volcano.
If it was allowed to develop, once it erupted, the end of the world would come.
Zola looked in another direction, “The possibility of directly entering the Golden Bright Underground Palace is almost zero now, so we can consider the route that the Fire Elemental King explored back then. The density of fire elements here is relatively high. I think we should be able to find the entrance to that underground volcano.”
The process of finding the underground palace was not smooth because the interference here was too strong. It took Zola 7 hours to find a cave in a mountain far away from the Golden Bright Underground Palace.
The trees in this area were lush and vibrant, which was completely different from the barren land near the Golden Bright Underground Palace. The cave did not look like the entrance of an underground volcano.
Chen Rui did not doubt Zola’s judgment. He took out the lighting magic item and walked in first, followed by Zola. Paglio looked around, muttered a few words in a low voice, and walked to the back of the team.
It was not that the poison dragon deliberately walked last because he was tired, but the melee combat -magic -melee combat was the most simple formation suitable for exploration.
There were many passages under the cave like a small maze. With Zola’s sense, she didn’t suffer too much trouble, so she directly chose the direction and moved on.
About 2 hours later, the humid air began to dry out, and the temperature gradually increased. After turning a few winding passages, the light suddenly brightened, and the space was filled with fiery red.
Chen Rui’s eyes also lit up. The underground volcano is finally found thanks to Zola!
There was a river-like fiery lava flowing around, and the black-brown rocks on the ground were extremely solid, but there were many places where they couldn’t stand, so they could only jump or fly over.
The more they went forward, the more intense the feeling of fiery heat became, and the temperature began to become surprisingly high. Even Paglio felt it was difficult, and Dodo was even more unbearable. With an exaggerated tongue sticking out of his mouth, he kept shouting that it was hot.
Chen Rui was not affected. The [Fire Phoenix Stigmata] given by Duoduo could reduce the fire damage, and there was a 90% chance of being completely immune, which was not a problem at all.
Zola’s finger swiped lightly, and the red light on everyone’s body disappeared instantly. The fiery suffocation also reduced a lot. This was ‘fire control’, which could increase the affinity of fire and reduce fire damage.
Dodo was overjoyed and called out ‘madam truly handsome’ flatteringly. At this moment, the floating figures of Chen Rui and the 3 of them froze. A huge hand suddenly stretched out from the boiling magma in front, scaring the slime to death.
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