The Villains Need to Save the World? - Chapter 397
In a field within the Sky Jungle Veblen, Bella and the others had just found an extremely large Divine Crystal when they were attacked by an F-Grade demonic beast, a Flame Rabbit . This seemingly inconspicuous demonic beast had been contaminated by the Demon World’s aura for more than ten thousand years and was not the normal demonic beast that could be found on the ground . Other than the mutated holy beasts that were S-Grade onwards, the remaining demonic beasts were at least of an A-Grade .
If it were any other normal expedition team, a single Quasi-Forbbiden level curse, the “Doomsday Flame Dragon”, was enough to wipe them out completely . Unfortunately, everyone on Bella’s side were extraordinary entities . The Flame Rabbit had thought that its sneak attack was successful . Little did it know that when the attack was about to hit Bella, a layer of ice formed on her hands and transformed into a pair of Frost Boxing Gloves .
Borrowing from the powers of one of the Demonic Dragons under contract with her, the Sea Demonic Dragon Amy Beth, Bella used the Force of the Icy Sea and retaliated with an “Arctic Punishment” . The force of the blow transformed into an icy missile that returned along the path of the “Doomsday Flame Dragon”, piercing through the open mouth of the Dragon-shaped flame and emerging from the other end . The unfortunate Flame Rabbit could not avoid it in time and was impaled by the giant icy missile .
There was no way that the Flame Rabbit’s tiny body would have been able to withstand the “Arctic Punishment” and it disintegrated upon impact . Other the crimson bloodstains on the ground and some remnants of the Flame Rabbit’s demonic core, there was no proof that it was ever there .
“You goddamned rabbit, trying to plot against me . You’re too naive!”
“Bella, the ice magic that you just used was so powerful . That Dragon senior under contract with you is definitely more powerful than me! However, don’t you already have a Thunder Dragon senior as a steed?”
“Mmm, Princess Mavis, don’t get upset! I’m not restricted to having only one steed, so this is not unusual at all . ”
When Bella saw the hint of disappointment flash across the Ice Dragon Princess’ face, she quickly walked over to comfort her . Naturally, the Demonic Sea Dragon Amy Beth’s powers would be stronger than the Ice Dragon Princess Mavis . However, Bella was greedy and wanted Princess Mavis on her side as well . As a Dragon Knight, if she did not collect or flaunt her steeds, then what’s the point of being one?
During one of their previous conversations, Bella realized that the Ice Dragon Princess Mavis had intended to enter into a steed contract with Bella . Therefore, if this contract did not go through because of her relationship with the Demonic Sea Dragon Amy Beth, Bella would be extremely depressed . After listening to Bella’s explanation, Mavis let out a sigh of relief . On the other side, a subtle flicker of excitement appeared on the Silver Dragon Princess Isabel’s face for a moment . It was fleeting and would usually go unnoticed unless one was paying attention to her .
If Bella was a special Dragon Knight who had no restrictions on the number of steeds she could have, then the Silver Dragon Princess Isabel would still have a chance to enter into a steed contract with Bella . Previously, as Bella had just obtained a more powerful steed, the Thunder Dragon Queen Geleman, they were worried that Bella would not discuss the contract with them anymore . Now, they could at least relax for a moment as there was no indication that Bella was not intending to enter into a contract with them .
After getting rid of the Flame Rabbit, Bella and her group did not dare to continue digging . Who knew what strange things they would unearth in addition to the Divine Crystals? Their goal today was merely to obtain precious ingredients . The Flame Rabbit that Bella had just killed, despite its tendency to use despicable tricks, was a truly valuable ingredient . Although its texture and taste was similar to the regular Flame Rabbits, it was a precious ingredient that could be used in Alchemy . It was a crucial component to making a secret potion that could increase a Fire Mage’s magical abilities .
However, Bella had reduced it to blood and dust with a single blow and there was no going back . Fortunately, the scent of blood after the Flame Rabbit died had attracted all the high level carnivorous demonic beasts that were hunting in the area . The first one to arrive was the Demonic Forest Wolf . The Forest Wolves on the ground were E-Grade demonic beasts, which meant that they were only slightly more powerful than the Flame Rabbit that they had encountered earlier . Bella and the others did not have to move far from their original location before they were surrounded by a pack of Demonic Forest Wolves, waiting to attack .
Typically, Demonic Forest Wolves could increase the power of their attacks and speed through wind type magic . Occasionally, a small number of those wolves would be able to use low level offensive magical attacks like the wind blade . However, they were currently in the Sky Jungle Veblen, one of the Four Major Danger Zones . After encountering the unusual Flame Rabbit, Bella did not dare to “judge a book by its cover” and determine the strength of the demonic beast based on appearances again .
The Demonic Forest Wolves usually hunted in packs and now there were at least twenty of them surrounding Bella’s group . Most demonic beasts would automatically head the other way after noticing the Dragon Race’s aura and retreat as a show of deference . However, these Demonic Forest Wolves were not fearful of the pure Dragon Race aura that emanated off Princess Isabel and Princess Mavis . It was likely that they had forgotten about the existence of the Dragon Race after being contaminated for too long .
There was a strange pair of wings on each Demonic Forest Wolf’s back, which looked completely out of place . With the addition of wings, the Demonic Forest Wolves looked even more aggressive . Using the wings to increase their speed, they charged so quickly towards Bella and the others, almost as though they were flying . Those that fell slightly behind simply opened their mouths and prepared to initiate the wind type magical attack, the “Shattering Winds”, planning to tear Bella and her group into shreds .
Just as the Demonic Forest Wolves were closing in on them, countless puppet strings shot out of the Puppet Master Elaine’s sleeves . Those strings seemed to come alive and spread themselves out . The Puppet Master Elaine was probably the only one who could control the puppet strings so well that they seemed like tentacles . Caught completely off guard, the Demonic Forest Wolves were all frozen in place in midair .
The puppet strings pierced through the Demonic Forest Wolves’ bodies with incredible accuracy and barely any blood was shed . With a simple attack, the entire pack of Demonic Forest Wolves were wiped out . The Demonic Forest Wolves were honestly less tasty than the Flame Rabbits and were not the type of precious ingredients that Bella was looking for . If not for the fact that the demonic cores were worth some money, Bella would have told her close friend, the Puppet Master Elaine, to use her big moves to decimate them .
This was a true instant kill and more than a dozen A+ Grade demonic beasts were slaughtered within seconds . Noticing that there was something off about the look in the Puppet Master Elaine’s eyes, the two Dragon Princesses subconsciously took a step back . The fact that this Puppet Master was able to instantly kill this many A+ Grade demonic beasts meant that her abilities could not be judged according to regular Human standards . It seemed like none of Bella’s close friends were normal Humans at all .
Other than demonic beasts, the Puppet Master Elaine could easily take out the two Dragon Princesses beside her as well . After taking care of the pack of Demonic Forest Wolves, the metallic stench of blood that emanated from the scene basically scared off any high level demonic beings that were intending to cause trouble . If the pack of Demonic Forest Wolves could be taken out this easily, their opponents were not prey . Instead, they were hunters and now the demonic beasts had become the hunted .
After the end of the initial battle, Bella realized that they had a small problem on their hands . None of them were familiar with the Sky Jungle Veblen . Even the two Dragon Princesses leading the way had only been near the edge of the forest and did not venture further in at all . The forest was extremely dangerous and was filled with all sorts of mutated holy beasts . If Bella was not unnaturally powerful, they would not even dare to bring her here .
Ever since the Sky Jungle Veblen had separated from the God World, Bella’s expedition team was the first in more than ten thousand years that survived here for more than an hour . The other Warriors, expedition teams, and Mercenary groups, barely survived for thirty minutes before being completely wiped out . Up to eighty percent had “fallen” at the hands of the Flaming Rabbit that Bella and the others had encountered earlier . Those that were lucky enough to avoid the Flaming Rabbit’s attacks did not make it out of the Demonic Forest Wolf pack’s claws .
Bella’s goal was to collect precious ingredients and her main targets were those mutated holy beasts . However, those mutated holy beasts lived within the depths of the Sky Jungle Veblen . Without a proper guide, it was extremely easy to lose their way inside . After leaving the rest to dealing with the demonic beasts’ bodies, Bella turned around as she intended to deal with that huge piece of Divine Crystal . When she walked back to the crystal, she accidentally found someone who was trying to secretly move the Divine Crystal, almost as though they were trying to carry the entire crystal away .
That was a beautiful young lady with long platinum blond hair . She was dressed in the standard Goddess’ outfit, with a golden princess gown and had a slightly tattered crown on her head . Her eyes were a stunning sky blue with an innocent gaze . Depending on the angle and lighting, her eyes seemed to change color . Her face was typical for a Goddess, with delicate, flawless features .
If Bella had not met Kriss and the others, who were unnaturally beautiful, she definitely would have thought that this Goddess was the most beautiful young maiden she had ever laid eyes on . The mystery Goddess had a moderately sized chest and her body was perfectly proportionate in every way . Her skin looked like white jade, which glowed under the soft light .
The most shocking part was not the Goddess’ visage or figure . Bella had met many beauties, even those who were unparalleled in their own right, and was somewhat immune to the Goddess’ gorgeous features . It was the Goddess’ identity . This Goddess was a God King! A pair of platinum colored energy wings could be seen on her back – they were called the Master of the God World, which belonged to the greatest of the God Kings . Bella had gotten the information about those wings from her demon familiar, the Demon World Princess Diaz .
The Demon World Princess Diaz was extremely familiar with her nemesis, the God Race . She had an especially deep impression on the God King . The God King was even more powerful than the Twelve Gods and was of a higher rank than the Light Goddess that was revered by the Radiant Church . The Radiant Church did not honor the God King as no Human had ever seen them before, which meant that they did not know how to create sculptures that looked like them . Humans had no choice but to pray to the Light Goddess, who was commonly seen in the Human World .
During the war more than ten thousand years ago when the Twelve Demon Kings were invading this world, the God King had been fighting against one of the Demon Kings when the other eleven Demon Kings joined in . The God Race had suffered a devastating loss . The Twelve Gods had fallen and were nowhere to be found and the God King was the first of the Supreme Divine Race to die in battle .
Since the God King was dead, this Goddess must be his daughter, the God Princess . Bella had never expected to meet a God Princess here . In fact, she never thought that she would ever see a God Princess “steal” something from right under her nose . She must have felt Bella’s eyes on her and the God Princess turned around, staring at Bella with a dazed look on her face . She opened her delicate little mouth, as though she was going to defend herself, but did not know what she could say . Instead, she merely stood there, frozen in her tracks .
The entire atmosphere was extremely awkward . No matter how she thought about it, it seemed like a strange role reversal for a Demon King to catch a God Princess in the act of stealing something . Usually, it would be the other way around! Fortunately, this was not Bella’s first rodeo and she quickly regained her senses .
“You… as a Goddess, how could you steal? I will report you to the Radiant Church!”
“No, I’m not . I didn’t . You… you listen to me . I… I didn’t steal anything . I was the one who dug up this Divine Crystal . ”
“Nonsense, I was the one who dug it up . The spoilt shovel over there is mine . Seriously, Goddess, you’re trying to worm your way out of admitting what you were doing? I never thought that you would be like that . ”
“I… I really didn’t steal anything . You… what can I do for you to believe me?”
“First, tell me your name!”
Bella suddenly came to the realization that this adorable Goddess who spoke in a gentle manner was the God Princess Suzia, who was the daughter of the God King more than ten thousand years ago . During the final battle between the God Race and the Twelve Demon Kings, the God King had specially arranged for Suzia to be hidden in a secret basement inside his palace, allowing her to narrowly avoid a terrible fate .
When the secret basement was found by the Twelve Demon Kings, the God Princess Suzia was extremely lucky . She had been knocked unconscious by falling rocks and looked like she was dead . The Demon Kings’ troops who had entered the basement thought she was dead as well . By the time she regained consciousness, she was left with a God World which had been devastated by the Twelve Demon Kings .
To protect her identity, she hid within the Sky Jungle Veblen and used the combined aura of the mutated holy beasts to conceal her own aura . With this advantage, the God Princess Suzia managed to avoid the sweeping searches done by the Demon Kings’ troops and had survived till this day . Despite being rather naive, the God Princess Suzia was quite powerful . Bella could feel that her potential as a Second Generation God King was on par with any of the Twelve Demon Kings, new and old . If she were to fall, she could definitely become a Demon King .
Although she was quite powerful, the God Princess Suzia was too nice and gave the impression that she was a cute, soft Goddess and was not aggressive at all . This meant that she was at a complete disadvantage with Bella, who was an especially dominating “female gangster” . Even if Suzia tried to talk logically, Bella could easily “twist the facts” and bully her to no end .
For instance, at this very moment, Suzia was actually the one who had dug up the Divine Crystal with her bare hands . She merely left for a moment to find some transportation tools . Little did she know that when she returned, it had been stolen by Bella and her band of “thieves” . At the time, there were two Dragon Princesses in the group and she was afraid that Princess Isabel and Princess Mavis would reveal her identity . Otherwise, she would not have remained hidden .
Suzia had patiently waited for Bella and the others to leave before sneaking out to continue excavating the Divine Crystal . She did not expect that she would be caught by Bella, who had suddenly returned . Some things are hard to explain, and sometimes, explaining it made things even worse . With just a few simple sentences, Bella had teased Suzia to the point where she was red as a tomato and completely forgot about the fact that she had powers . If all else failed, she could have actually let her fists do the “talking” .
“Bella… I really did not steal your Divine Crystal . Please stop accusing me!”
“Goddess Suzia, you have already admitted that the Divine Crystal was mine . Now, when you place your hands on something and plan to take it away while the owner was distracted, isn’t it considered stealing?”
“Well… fine, I’ll leave then!”
The God Princess Suzia could feel that she was being backed into a corner by Bella’s twisted logic . In a huff, she turned around and decided to leave, once and for all . Since she could not afford to provoke her, she could flee! If she could not see Bella, then she would not be in so much trouble . It was just her luck . She had been digging for this Divine Crystal for nothing as it was now someone else’s property . No matter how innocent they were, anyone would feel angry if they were caught in such a situation, let alone a proud and dignified God .
Bella was now wearing a suit of Dragon Knight’s armor with the Radiant Church’s insignia on it . The Radiant Church were the faithful followers of the Light Goddess . Naturally, the naive God Princess Suzia would assume that Bella was an “ally”, and did not have her guard up . However, if she had known from the beginning that Bella was a Demon King, there would not be any continuation of their meeting here . In fact, there was a possibility that they would go into battle right here .
The Goddess Suzia had clearly gotten something else wrong as well . The Demon King whom she had encountered was Bella . It was now not just a matter of not provoking her, she could not hide as well . There was no way Bella would let such a beautiful goddess slip through her fingers . Bella reached out her right hand and teasingly tried to grab Suzia’s little hand . Her sudden movement caused the God Princess Suzia to freeze, not knowing how to react . After all, she had not seen anyone for more than ten thousand years and was clueless about socializing .
Taking advantage of Goddess Suzia’s moment of distraction, Bella completely held on to her right arm and was already formulating all sorts of evil plans . If the God Princess Suzia made any unusual movements, Bella would not rule out the possibility that she would use some strange and unique methods to “kill the God” and force the Goddess Suzia to remain by her side .
“Bella, what are you doing? I didn’t take anything . Let me go!”
“No, My Goddess . Don’t be so nervous? I merely wanted to ask you what you were going to do with the Divine Crystals . If you tell me, I might just share some with you . ”
“Share? Well… No, I don’t have anything that I can give you in return . I cannot take what’s yours for nothing . This exchange is not valid . ”
“Princess Suzia, you’re too adorable . Don’t be nervous, I will not lie to you . I simply need a little favor from you, which is to be my guide . After that, I might just give you the entire Divine Crystal as a reward, not just a small piece . ”
Looking at the “extravagant reward” that Bella was offering, the naive Suzia nodded and agreed, completely forgetting that Bella was not getting anything out of this deal .
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