To maximize the efficiency of the [Hulk Potion], one would need to train. Therefore, the remaining potion was still stored in their bodies. When looking at them closely, the greenness on Brook’s and Cech’s skin could still be seen. They looked at each other and laughed.
The king’s action of continuously taking out such potions with ridiculous effects had shocked both Brook and Cech. If this information leaked out, many people would fight and start a war to get their hands on the potion. They now knew why the King talked to them in private; except for Fei’s personal guard Fernando-Torres, all the other guards had been dismissed.
“[Hulk Potion]’s effect is astonishing, but it doesn’t accumulate, so it only works once. The effect will be minimal if you guys take it again. However, you guys shouldn’t relax on your training…… I do have some extra potions on hand, but there aren’t a lot. They’re all for the improvement of Chambord’s overall strength. You two are the ones that I trust the most, as well as ones who took the [Hulk Potions] first. Remember, this matter must be kept confidential and can never be exposed. For the reason of your increase in strength, think of ways to explain it yourselves…… We have to be very careful on this matter. You guys know exactly why we must be.”
After their excitement, Fei returned onto his dual lion statue-clustered throne on the stairs and suddenly switched back to Paladin Mode. The holy and majestic temperament of a level 12 Paladin instantly filled the hall; the majestic sensation surged in the hall like tides. At this time, Fei had restored the King’s superior prestige, controlling everything like an inviolable god.
After hearing Fei’s words, Brook and Cech finally knew that they were the first ones that touched the [Hulk Potion]. Their hearts were filled with gratitude; they felt their blood boiling. Both of them kneeled down and said in unison, “Rest assured, Your Majesty! No one will know about this!”
Fei nodded in satisfaction.
He suddenly opened his hand and another bottle of [Hulk Potion] appeared in his palms. He pushed it out and the level 12 Paladin’s aura wrapped around the potion and slowly flew into Brook’s hand.
Fei continued, “When you get back, immediately choose two hundred loyal soldiers with clean backgrounds. Then, dilute this bottle of [Hulk Potion] into four barrels of clean water and feed it to the two hundred soldiers in the next three days. This way, although they won’t receive the same benefit that you two received, it will still be a good boost in the soldiers’ strength and physique. Remember, these two hundred soldiers will be the elite force that participates in the Zenit Imperial Military Exercise. We couldn’t afford any kind of carelessness. They must be carefully selected; loyalty comes first, and ability comes second. It would be the best if all of them were born in Chambord……Brook, after you finish that, hand these soldiers over to Commander Cech and let him train and direct them. I want the two of you to build an invincible iron force for Chambord in the next six months. Can you two accomplish it?”
“Yes, Your Majesty. There’s absolutely no problem!”
Brook held onto the potion tightly as if he was holding the key to a peerless treasure. He said with full confidence, “With the help of this [Hulk Potion] that can compare to epic potions, we can absolutely construct an elite force of terrifying strength. Our chances of winning in the Military Exercise half a year from now will increase by a lot.”
Even Cech who was taciturn nodded excitedly and said, “Your Majesty, Peter-Cech guarantees to build you an invincible iron force in less than six months!”
He wasn’t concerned about accidents that might occur when using [Hulk Potion]. Before when he was testing the [Hulk Potion], he discovered a satisfying phenomenon – regardless of whether it was a human or an animal, after taking the full potion and enduring a few minutes of severe pain worse than death, the test subjects all had a huge boost in strength and instinctively developed a heartfelt dependency towards Fei, which made them become more loyal towards him. It was like the emotions that kids had toward their parents. After some deep thinking, Fei believed that this phenomenon was caused by the weak spiritual energy in the potion. When every [Hulk Potion] was created, they all contained some weak spiritual energy in them, as if they had lives and had some intimacy towards Fei, like a newborn lingering onto its mother. It seemed like that weak spiritual energy quietly affected the user of the potions’ soul and increased their loyalty towards Fei.
The incident of [Hulk Potion] had come to an end. In the next ten minutes, Fei and Brook chatted about the restriction of Chambord’s military. Fei wasn’t some kind of military genius, so he only briefly outlined some main principles from his memories and knowledge from Earth. However, it deeply inspired Brook. During the chat, Cech also gave some great recommendations. Fei realized that this First Commander of the King’s Guards was also quite talented in military affairs. During the chat, Brook happily recorded three full animal skins worth of notes. After seeing that it was getting late, Brook and Cech got up and bowed as they left the palace.
Finally, only Fei and his personal guard Fernando-Torres were left in the hall.
After he felt the shiny eyes staring at his back, Fei turned around and saw Torres staring at him eagerly. Fei knew what he was thinking and directly asked, “Fernando, do you also want a bottle of [Hulk Potion] to increase your strength?”
Torres hesitated a little; he knew that the potion was extremely valuable and limited. However, he wasn’t able to resist the temptation of power and kneeled down as he answered honestly, “Your Majesty, it’s my greatest honour to be able to follow you. I want to fight for Your Majesty, but I’m too weak; I even have a hard time holding up a sword…… Therefore, I beg Your Majesty to grant me a bottle of [Hulk Potion].”
“One of the [Hulk Potion] is yours, but I can’t give it to you right now……” Fei gestured Torres to stand up as he continued, “The effect of this potion is significant, but the potion itself is extremely brutal. An ordinary person is not able to endure the unbearable pain during the body transformation process. If you pass out, it would damage your body severely. Both Mr. Brook and Mr. Cech are strong warriors that have fought numerous battles, and they have the basic strength and mental toughness to handle the painful process and successfully benefit from the potion. You on the other hand are still too weak and can’t bear the brutal impact of the potion. If I give you the potion now, it would be a disservice……If you want to quickly reach the minimum requirement to take the potion, go find Pierce and Drogba. Train with them according to the method that I gave them. Once your body becomes strong enough, I will give you the potion.”
After hearing Fei’s explanation, the expression on Torres’ face turned from the initial disappointment to hopefulness. He clutched his fists excitedly and said, “Thank you, Your Majesty. I will go find Mr. Pierce right now……”
After he said that, the blonde boy turned around and rushed out of the hall.
Fei looked at the boy’s back and laughed quietly.
After his observations for the last couple of days, the blonde boy Fernando-Torres had great potential. He was clever, thoughtful, brave and honest; he had all the necessary qualities of a true warrior. He also grew up in Chambord and was loyal to the kingdom. He looked up to Fei as an idol and worshiped Fei as a god. Fei had no reason to not promote this young man.
The only thing holding him back was that Torres was still too young, so Fei wanted to sharpen him a little bit more first.
However, the brutal damage of the potion that Fei was talking about was true; he didn’t exaggerate in the slightest. In his prior experiments, there were a total of eighteen sheep, thirty-three pigs, and numerous little animals such as chicken, ducks, and geese that had died from the potion. Even most of the heinous prisoners Oleg brought to Fei who were on death row died during the process of the body transformation. This was the dark side of the potion.
Fei sat in the hall for a little bit longer and thought through everything that had happened and made sure that nothing was left out. He exhaled slowly as he switched to Barbarian Mode. After looking around and making sure that no one was around, he stared at the open space in front of him and inexplicably whispered, ” Elena…… You can come out now!”
As soon as he finished, a slight buzzing noise sounded.
A small blue flash of brilliance appeared in the mid-air that grew larger and larger. Soon, it formed a huge blue oval shaped “door”. It gradually stabilized itself as blue light circulated on its surface. It was actually a portal from the Diablo World! Then, a beautiful figure slowly emerged through the portal and appeared in the King’s Palace. Chapter 78: Supreme Leader of [Rogue Encampment]
Her red hair was like a cloud of fire burning in the air. Numerous mystic magic symbols were engraved onto the set of delicate armour and magic power circulated on its surface. The white leather long boots covered up her knees like spreading vines. Her smooth thighs were exposed, slender and beautiful; they were as white as snow and exuded a breathtaking and seductive charm. The sky-blue battle skirt covered up her alluring round hips. Her waist was like a swinging willow; it was so slender that it could be gripped with just two hands. Her chest was still outstanding under the light leather armour. Her fabulous face made people felt guilty when they looked at her. Her temperament was three tenths apathetic, three tenths elegant and four tenths stunning……
This was Andelisha-Elena, a stern inviolable Valkyrie, and the prettiest [Flower of Rogue] in the entire Diablo World.
She quietly came through the portal as if she traveled through space and time. She appeared in the hall and stood in front of Fei.
Elena’s beauty had blossomed.
For a long time since the last [Flower of Rogue] Andariels unimaginably fell in love with the Lord of Terror Diablo and became demonified, no one on the Rogue Continuet was able to be regarded as a [Flower of Rogue] until the elegant Elena was born. This young rogue warrior quickly conquered the entire Rogue Continent with her beauty and bravery.
“Mr. Fei. I heard your summons from [Rogue Encampment].” Elena bowed and saluted Fei in the same manner that people in the Diablo World saluted their king. “Do you have something for me to do?”
“Elena, you can call me Alexander from now on!” Fei pointed at a stone chair beside him. He smiled as he asked, “Take a seat. How did it go? I believe you’ve told Priestess Akara and Leader Kashya everything about this world, right?”
“Yes. I have conveyed the information to the two leaders according to your command, Alexander Your Majesty.”
Elena quickly got use to the name “Alexander”. In the last ten days or so, she had gone from the initial surprise and shock to a serene calmness; she had completely Fei’s position and status in this world. When she was summoned to Zenit Continent by Fei accidently through the portal ten days ago or so, Elena was shocked by the quietness and beauty of this world. There weren’t any monsters or demons, and there weren’t invasions and pollution from the evil powers from hell. There were only clean air, fresh water, lush plants and healthy green mountains. Everything here was thriving and flourishing; there was literally no difference between this place and the heaven that everyone was talking about in the Diablo World. Elena fell in love this world at first sight.
In the last ten days, she was able to come to Chambord Castle for four hours everyday and observe and study everything in Chambord as a guest under Fei’s permission. This included the rules of this world, Fei’s identify, Chambord’s status and rotation between day and night from the sun and moon. After she understood everything, with Fei’s permission, Elena passed on all her knowledge to the two leaders at [Rogue Encampment] Akara and Kashya.
“Eh, good. Thank you for your hard work. Oh, right, later someone will bring you to a place. Please observe that place carefully and tell me your discoveries.” Fei didn’t behave like a king in front of Elena at all. He casually handed her a big red apple and smiled, “So have Leader Akara and Kashya made any decisions yet about my prior proposals?”
“They both have agreed. However, Leader Akara hopes Chambord could help out [Rogue Encampment] a little bit in terms of food.” Elena was surprised; she quickly took the apple as a trace of redness appeared on her white face; she lowered her head and replied.
“Oh, food? ……I can only give it a try and see if I can convert food into the Diablo World.” Fei thought about it and said, “On this matter, I will discuss it with them personally later.”
At this moment, the guards outside of the palace shouted to inform Fei that Warden Oleg had arrived and was waiting outside.
“Let him in!”
As soon as he finished, Warden Oleg rushed in excitedly. His face was red and all the fat on his face were shivering, as if something great had happened. He humbly kneeled down and crawled a few more steps forward until he reached Fei. He bowed to the floor to salute Fei as he smiled and fawned, “I’m here to report back to Your Majesty, great news, Hahaha, the new prison has officially been completely, and it’s ready to be used immediately!”
As he was talking, he quickly noticed Elena who was sitting on the side. His heart was instantly shocked by the beauty of this [Flower of Rogue], however, Oleg didn’t have any evil and lustful intents. For one, he clearly knew that this girl was very likely having an intimate relationship with King Alexander; he could tell from the way that she was looking at His Majesty. Also, Oleg was at least an one star warrior; he vividly felt Elena’s powerful level that was far greater than one star rank. He also understood the value of her full magic engraved armour……All of these things clearly told Oleg to kill any kinds of dirty thoughts. He couldn’t offend the girl in front of him, otherwise he would die painfully.
After hearing Oleg’s report, Fei nodded in satisfaction and said, “Great, you’ve done a good job. I’m glad. Now organize some jailors and transfer all the prisoners from Iron Prison – Water Dungeon to the new prison. From today onwards, completely seal up the water dungeon. No one is allowed to enter without my permission.”
“Your command is my life, Your Majesty!” Oleg was excited to receive Fei’s praise. He spoke loudly to announce his loyalty.
“Eh, one more thing. This Ms. Elena is my……friend.” Fei was about to use the word “trusted subordinate” or “confidant”, but he felt the word “friend” was more suitable. He continued, “After you finish transferring the prisoners, lead Elena to the Iron Prison – Water Dungeon for a visit. Remember, don’t ask any questions. Come back to the Palace by yourself after she finishes. I have some great rewards to give to you.”
“God bless you, bright and merciful King.” Oleg’s teeth were about to break due to excitement after he heard that there were rewards. After meeting with the King more often, he had an even deeper understanding of Fei’s character. Once Fei said that there were great rewards, that meant that the rewards must be good stuff. Then, another series of flatters “showered” Fei.
“Elena, just follow him. That place is a bit strange. You might find something, but there is a huge black iron gate. Don’t go behind there for now, alright?”
Elena stood up, nodded, and followed Warden Oleg out of the King’s Palace.
After seeing both of them disappear from the gates of the hall, Fei licked his lips and rubbed his temples. There were too many things to do these days. Although he was acting like a hands off king that passed on the majority of tasks onto Brook and Bast, he was still extremely busy and didn’t have time to breathe.
There was a light bluegrass fragrance still in the air. It was left by Elena when she was sitting down.
The golden sunlight passed by the huge stone god statues and shined into the palace. Fei showered in the sunlight, closed his eyes and smelled the wonderful fragrance. His thoughts and thinking patterns suddenly became fluent and cheerful as ever, and his memory traced back to twelve days ago.
Twelve days ago.
After Fei designed ten sets of male and female clothes and “scared away” his cute fiancée with a design of bras, he had nothing to do. Therefore, he tried to communicate with the cold, mysterious voice in his mind and return back to Diablo World.
Diablo World, [Rogue Encampment].
As soon as he stepped onto [Rogue Encampment], he was surrounded by crazy cheers around him. He looked around and was surprised to find out that Priestess Akara and Military Leader Kashya led everyone at the camp to kneel down and devoutly pray before the place where he left the Diablo World last time. When they saw his appearance, everyone jumped up and started cheering unstoppably.
“Mr. Fei, you have finally returned!”
A smile appeared Akara’s old face like a dandelion flower, while Kashya and the other people also stared at Fei in excitement. Expressions of respect and admiration were on everyone’s face. Fei rarely saw those expressions from the NPCs.
Fei wasn’t use to the NPCs’ enthusiasm. This rare situation made Fei feel like these people wanted something from him.
“Mr. Fei. You have killed the evil demon leader Andariels and opened up the path from Rogue Continent to the east. According to the Blood Oath of Covenant from our ancestors, you are now the Supreme Leader……” Elena who was standing beside him notified him quietly.
“I’m now the Supreme Leader of [Rogue Encampment]?”
Fei stunned. He suddenly remembered that. When he was leaving Diablo World last time, Elena didn’t mention that to him. He turned around and looked at Akara, Kashya and others, and didn’t try to hide his delight, “It that true? Am I now really the supreme leader of [Rogue Encampment]?”
“Yes, that’s right.” Although Akara wanted to beat his face with the bottom of her shoe after seeing his “insolent” and shameless expression, the matter related to the Covenant from their ancestors, so she couldn’t be disobedient. She had to reply patiently.
People such as Kashya and Charsi also nodded to confirm.
“Haha, does that mean that I don’t have pay anything to Akara for potions and scrolls, or to Kashya for hiring mercenaries, or to Charsi for buying equipment and items? Hahahahah……” Fei’s laugh was very shameless; it was almost his nature. This treacherous and shameless idea popped into his head almost instantly after he knew he was now the supreme leader.
A great life was waving its “hands” at Fei coquettishly, as if it was so close. Fei could also smell it.
“That’s impossible. Even with the Covenant from our ancestors, the supreme leader couldn’t get everything for free in the camp…… Mr. Fei, I have to notify you that as the supreme leader, you do have the power to drive everyone in the camp to service you, and you also have the power to constrain everyone. However, you also have the obligation to protect and fight for everyone, every building, every cow, even every chicken. I have told you a long time ago that everything in this world is balanced…… Of course, to show respect to the supreme leader, from today on, you can purchase from anyone at half price, including my potions and scrolls.” “Greedy” Akara said as she gnashed her teeth. Her words shattered Fei’s dream of getting everything for free.
“Eh……Half Price?” Fei rubbed his chin in disappointment. He had no choice but to nod and say, “Although it’s still expensive, half price is a great deal.”
“Honourable Fei. We are planning to open the pledge altar from our ancestors. After the altar ritual, you will officially become the Supreme Leader at [Rogue Encampment]…… The white bearded Cain separated the crowd and saluted Fei with a cane in the hand, “According to the legends on Rogue Continent, every supreme leader can acquire three legendary miraculous skills from the Great God. The timing is perfect, let’s start the altar ritual quickly!”
Fei realized that everything in the Diablo World was going towards an unknown direction. Chapter 79: Ancestor’s Altar and Three Legendary Miraculous Skills
What surprised Fei was that the altar from the ancestors of the camp was not in an obvious location in [Rogue Encampment]. Under Akara’s lead, Fei and other locals arrived at her small tent that was located on the southwest corner of the camp.
Fei had been here numerous times.
Cracked and broken bottles and jars that had moss and vines growing on them were laying around everywhere. The air close to the tent smelled pungent; it was the smell of incomplete potions. Akara’s tent was very small; it was even a little ragged. Fei had questioned how this small tent could accommodate one person more than once, even if that person was someone small and thin like Priestess Akara.
However, this time he was stunned.
Fei’s mouth opened wide after he saw Akara, Kashya and Cain bending their backs and walking into the tent one by one. He was extremely curious, “Is there a secret underground cave in the tent? If not, how could the small tent fit so many people?” Soon, almost everyone at [Rogue Encampment] had went into the tent, and Fei’s mouth opened to its max.
Elena poked Fei with her cold little hand, “Mister, we should go in now.”
Fei had to go in there; he was even planning to crawl in if there wasn’t enough space…… However, after he bent his back, entered the tent and looked up, he was extremely shocked. How could someone call this place a tent? It was definitely a magnificent grand palace. There was an open view; Fei was now in a huge hall, and a long corridor that Fei couldn’t even see the end of was connected to it. Chairs and tables were set up orderly in the hall, and there were a lot of doors along both sides of corridor; Fei’s couldn’t count how many room there were.
“This……this is……spatial magic?”
After the short moment of shock, Fei quickly understood what was going on. It was crazy; Akara’s ragged tent was the entrance to an unrivaled huge space. Through this small tent, Fei entered a space that he never seen before.
But after some deep thinking, it was only normal for [Rogue Encampment] to have such a mysterious place. After all, the camp had existed for more than millions of years. It was even here when the war millions of years ago between heaven and hell had begun. After the accumulation throughout history, if the camp was as shabby as it seemed and only had that little power and means, then the camp would’ve been razed to the ground by the demons and monsters on the moor; there was no reason why [Blood Raven], [The Smith], [Griswald] and the final boss [Andariels] couldn’t wipe out this place.
There was only one reason why this camp could survive throughout the wars, battles and historical events – power.
It was obvious that [Rogue Encampment] had an unknown power that Fei didn’t know about.
As everyone walked further into the palace, they all passed a hall that looked like it was for meeting. Fei still couldn’t see the end of the corridor. Akara and Kashya were at the very front of the crowd; they were walking extremely slowly and Fei wanted to catch up. But at this moment, something strange occurred. He unbelievably found out that the faster he ran, the longer the distance between him and Akara and Kashya got. Soon, he could only see Akara’s vague figure.
“What’s going on?”
Fei was perplexed.
“Mr. Fei, the time and space in this place is reversed……The slower you go, the longer the actual distance you will travel. You don’t have to walk so fast.” Elena was always beside Fei as she whispered to remind him.
Fei was surprised, but he finally understood the secret to this space.
Fei gave Elena a thankful smile and started to walk slowly.
He found that he was actually going faster than when he was running. Although he was only taking small steps, the doors and rooms were passing him by like wind; he felt like he was walking on a fast moving conveyor belt going in the same direction. Fei slowed his steps down even further as if he was moving at a snail’s pace, but under the rules of this mysterious space, he moved even faster. In an eye blink, Fei had magically caught up to Priestess Akara who was walking slowly and leading everyone at the front.
“Wow, such a magical space……Hehehe, where are we going?” Fei tried to start a conversation.
“Ancestor’s altar.” the Priestess’ response was concise.
“Eh……how far do we still have to go?”
“We have arrived.”
Akara paused her steps as she said.
Fei looked ahead and his weak little heart was shocked again.