During the battle of the Tree of Nature at the Jade Forest Sea, Chen Rui encountered his most terrifying foe, Hatred Lord Quilliana.
Even though it was just a projection, the strength displayed was enough to make Chen Rui annihilated in an instant. If it wasn’t for Quilliana’s desire to control him instead of destroying him from the beginning, Chen Rui would not have been able to win at all.
Now that he thought about that battle, it could be regarded as a fluke.
The projection of the Fear Lord Sosbach facing him today was far inferior to Quilliana.
As the top of the 3 rulers of the abyss, Quilliana must be stronger than Sosbach, but the real reason for Sosbach’s projection being so weak was that his main altar was destroyed.
Despite this, Fear Lord’s projection still showed a power that made Chen Rui feel extremely dangerous. He knew that he could not fight him. However, he did not use the power of the [Star Gate] to escape, but he activated a ‘best fit’ trump card without hesitation: The Holy Ring Badge.
The Holy Ring Badge was the biggest life-saving charm given to Chen Rui by Raphael when he was in the Golden Estate, which could summon the avatar of this archangel.
After Rafael (avatar) appeared, his first sight was fixed on Chen Rui, “No doubt you are still alive!”
Raphael had already received the news of the disappearance of ‘Arthur’. He was inevitably angry and depressed. It was the ‘Holy Child’ whom he won over to be his subordinate after using many means, but he unexpectedly suffered the ambush of the Black Death Follower in the Blue Glory Empire! The most important thing was that the Crown of Thorns which could affect the future of the Holy Church was still in the hands of ‘Arthur’. If the Crown of Thorns fell into the hands of the Black Death Follower, the consequences would be disastrous.
Now, Raphael finally breathed a sigh of relief as ‘Arthur’ had activated the last life-saving trump card that he gave and successfully summoned his avatar. However, the archangel was only relieved for a second as he immediately noticed that terrifying and familiar gaze that seemed to see through everything behind him.
Raphael’s pupils shrank suddenly. Without turning his head, he shouted out the name of a mortal enemy, “Sosbach!”
As soon as he said that, an extremely strong destruction power attacked from his back like a light stream. Raphael couldn’t dodge in time, and his body was abruptly cut in half, seemingly vulnerable.
It wasn’t that Raphael couldn’t defend, but because his first reaction after realizing that the enemy was Sosbach was not to turn around to fight or defend, but to cast a protective light around Chen Rui first.
This light was like a cocoon, wrapping Chen Rui and floating in the air. When the destruction power that split Raphael’s body in half hit the light cocoon, it was dispersed like hitting something slippery. Chen Rui’s body also flew into the distance because of this momentum, yet the light cocoon was still intact.
If it was any friend who ‘sacrificed himself to save him like this, Chen Rui would have gone up to fight Sosbach with all his strength. However, the Raphael in front of him was just an avatar, and the protection was obviously only activated for the sake of his value to the Holy Church. More importantly, there was a sneer on his face that was cut in half. This blow didn’t really hurt Raphael.
The 2 bodies changed for a while, turning into 2 identical Raphael which slowly turned around. The overlapping voice sounded, “Your strength… is unexpectedly weak, Sosbach.”
The green eyes in the blood mist condensed the facial features and body as the outline was glowing with a faint red light. It was a body about 3 meters high. When the red mouth grunted, Chen Rui felt the whole underground palace scene suddenly changed drastically, turning into a red sea.
The sea was filled with hot blood with an eerie and terrifying smell. Even within that ‘protective film’, Chen Rui still felt the destructive breath with terrifying heat and intense ‘fear’.
Although it was just a projection, Chen Rui could see it at a glance. This is not an ordinary spirit kingdom, but a real Pseudo-Kingdom of God. Sosbach actually has such a real blood sea in a certain plane!
The monstrous blood sea shot out a sky-high wave, which turned into countless pairs of blood-red claws that surrounded the 2 Raphaels overwhelmingly. Wherever the claws passed, countless cracks appeared in the space. The power was evident.
Raphael’s 2 bodies were smashed into countless pieces in the blink of an eye, but this attack method still couldn’t really cause effective damage as the shattered parts became more Raphaels again.
“Throne of Heavenly Sacrifice!” Hundreds of overlapping sounds came at the same time, and countless Raphaels shone brightly like the sun. They turned into light streams and crisscrossed in the air. These light streams didn’t rush into the blood sea. That kind of trajectory, in Chen Rui’s eyes, was ancient runes with infinite mystery.
The high-speed moving light streams were combined layer by layer to form a complex and mysterious ancient runes, which showed a magnificent throne, exuding mysterious power. The waves of the blood sea gradually subsided under this intangible force, and it could no longer release the bloody claws.
“The ignorant who rejoice in ignorance are like dead animals if they do not awake…”
“God has mercy on the world, but not on the deceitful wicked…”
“Sinners must be exterminated…”
During Raphael’s loud recitation, the blood sea trembled violently. Its height dropped inch by inch as if it was drying up.
All of a sudden, the blood sea, which was suppressed to a low point, boiled frantically again. It condensed a huge face that roared at the throne in the air.
This roar carried a terrifying might, and countless tiny cracks appeared on the protective light cocoon beside Chen Rui, but fortunately, it did not shatter. The one that was hit the most was the ‘Throne of Heavenly Sacrifice’” above. The light streams that made up the throne were suddenly shattered and disordered; almost collapsed entirely.
“If your power is a little stronger, you can completely collapse my avatar from the beginning, but unfortunately…” The countless overlapping voices in the scattered light streams sounded. By the time the word ‘unfortunately’ sounded, the sense of overlap had disappeared. The light stream seemed to merge into 1.
The light stream reconverged into the Throne of Heavenly Sacrifice, and a 12-winged giant figure appeared on the throne. When the figure appeared, the blood sea and the huge head seemed to freeze in an instant.
Chen Rui could see it clearly. This was a special might that could bind the opponent’s power, kingdom and even might.
“The controller of this world is the 3 archangels. Even if it is to be destroyed, it is by us, not the Abyss.” Raphael said it in the Abyss language, probably because he was concerned about the presence of the ‘Holy Child’ that still had value. However, he never imagined that the inconspicuous ‘ant’ in the corner could easily understand the meaning of this sentence.
Having said that, the silver long staff in Raphael’s hand paused for a while, and the huge head condensed in the blood sea below shook slightly and burst open in an instant. At the same time, the entire blood sea kingdom exploded. Chen Rui felt his mind shake, and his vision was blurred, then he returned to the original dark underground palace scene.
The shattered protective light membrane gradually disappeared. Chen Rui showed a frightening appearance while gasping for breath. After a while, he finally calmed down and bowed, “Sir Raphael! Thank you for saving me!”
Raphael’s eyes swept across the scene in the underground palace, and he finally looked at Chen Rui, exuding a faint majesty, “Tell me what you have experienced. Don’t miss any details.”
Chen Rui had already felt the strangeness in the [Analytical Eyes]. This Raphael’s information is actually all unable to be determined!
In other words, what stood in front of me now is not the avatar summoned by the Holy Ring Badge but the real Raphael!
Chen Rui had seen Satan and Sariel fighting. Both of them used the secret technique to turn the projected avatar into a real body step by step. Raphael apparently also used this secret technique, presumably because the enemy had a very heavy weight and he did not dare to neglect it. As for the 3 rulers of the destruction, there must be some kind of restriction that caused them unable to turn the projection into the real body.
Although he thought quickly in his mind, he did not hesitate on the surface. He told the ‘personal experience’ that he had been preparing for a long time. At the engagement ceremony of the Blue Glory Empire, ‘Arthur’ was voluntarily imprisoned in the prison out of guilt for Princess Landbis, but unexpectedly, a group of mysterious people rushed into the prison, knocked him unconscious and kidnapped him. He didn’t know what happened next, but he only knew that he had been brought to this terrifying place after several twists and turns.
There was a mysterious leader wearing a red mask. After confirming that ‘Arthur’ was the 1 who got the Crown of Thorns, he began to hold a special sacrificial ritual to sacrifice him to the Evil God.
At the critical moment, the 2 guardians who had been searching for the special secret left by ‘Arthur’ finally arrived. The 2 tried their best to destroy the entire altar, but in the end, they lost and died to Evil God who was summoned by the mysterious leader at the cost of his life.
At this time, ‘Arthur’, who had barely recovered his mobility, struggled to take out the Holy Ring Badge given by Raphael, summoned Raphael at the last moment, and finally defeated Evil God.
In fact, there were still some details to be scrutinized in this story, such as why the guardians did not appear before ‘Arthur’ came here, why the Holy Ring Badge was not taken away by the enemy and so on. However, in Raphael’s view, ‘Arthur’ had no reason to lie in front of him, and the most important thing was that it was an indisputable fact that the main altar of the Fear Lord was destroyed. If the main altar was not destroyed, it was impossible to beat Sosbach so easily even if Raphael personally descended.
“Very good!” Raphael nodded. The main altar of the 3 rulers of the Abyss was not simple. It could absorb the destruction faith of the entire plane. It was 1 of the most important powers of the mysterious cult, and it was unique. Every Abyss ruler had only 1 main altar. Once destroyed, it would take enormous time and effort to rebuild.
Now that the ‘fear’ main altar had been destroyed, it was equivalent to breaking 1 side of the mysterious cult’s trident. For the Holy Church, it was a glorious victory. As for the fall of the guardians of ‘Arthur’, it was not worthy to mention at all.
“Arthur, you’ve done a great job this time. What reward do you want?”
Chen Rui looked at the blood stains left by the poison dragon on the ground and said with a hopeful expression in his eyes, “Sir Raphael, is there any secret technique to resurrect?”
“Even if it is a resurrection potion, the constraints are quite large, not to mention this kind of complete annihilation.” Raphael’s senses were very sharp. He immediately recognized that those fresh bloodstains were indeed left by dragons, so he no longer had the slightest doubt in his mind, “You can use the Holy Grail to confine their souls before they are completely annihilated, then sacrifice them with something pure and bright like the Snow Dallet Flower, which will hopefully restore the soul. Following that, try to find a body and resurrect it with the secret technique.”
The Snow Dallet sacrifice? Chen Rui was intrigued. He showed a frustrated expression on his face, “I got the Holy Grail not long ago, but I only got its initial approval, and I can’t activate it yet.”
“You have been recognized by the Holy Grail? It seems that your talent is as good as your physique!” Raphael’s eyes lit up slightly, then he shook his head, “Unfortunately, let alone now that the soul has completely dissipated, even if it is kept in the Holy Grail, the Snow Dallet Flower is also impossible… In short, don’t think about it. If you lack a guardian, I can send an angel from the church to protect you.
“No need for now… I lost not only my guardian but also my partner and lover. This incident has made me comprehend a lot of things. No position can compare to real power.” Chen Rui sighed sadly, then his gaze gradually became firmer, “My other super-level guardian should be on his way. I will leave a secret mark to meet him as soon as possible. For Prince Arthur, who has been kidnapped, hiding in the dark is safer than going to the open place now. I need to disappear for a while. After I’ve dealt with some trivial matters, I will discard those superfluous things and enter the Holy Light Mountain with unshakable will and determination. I will also ask sir for more guidance at that time. “
“This time is fruitful after all since you can recognize this. You must personally kill the enemy who has taken your relatives and friends to be considered a real revenge.” Raphael nodded approvingly, “You will have such a day. When you completely digest the ancient inheritance, I will give you real responsibility. If you show enough effort and aptitude, I can even ask for the divine grace to descend on you and convert you into an angel with eternal life.”
“Eternal life? Thank you sir!” Chen Rui’s eyes lit up with a delighted expression on his face, but the words ‘eternal your ass’ came to his mind.
“Okay, I’ll take you out of here first!” Raphael waved his hand, and a ring of light imprinted with terrifying power landed in the center of the underground palace and quickly spread around. The next second, Chen Rui felt a change in the space, and he had already appeared in the air.
“Boom…” There was a violent tremor in the distance. It seemed that another terrifying earthquake had occurred. A large area of the main mountain range of Red Rock Mountain had collapsed.
The huge underground world Golden Bright Underground Palace excavated by the cave hobbit had finally become history.
TL: Is that the way to save Veronica?
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