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Chapter 688 – Best Wife Candidate: Succubus

Zhao Hai calmed his mind as he felt the energy around him. He wanted to know what these things were doing and what their use was.

However, Zhao Hai found himself unable to find anything out. Besides what he felt, there was nothing else, just the Bone Dragon and the others, hovering mid-air.

Zhao Hai continued to feel out these energy filaments. Although they don't have any physical effects, its seems like they were doing something akin to a stick hitting water. Ripples were going outwards as the filaments waved around. The ripples were extremely faint, if Zhao Hai didn't have his God-ranked divine sense, then he wouldn't have sensed them.

Zhao Hai carefully examined the ripples and was quick to discover that they were special types of spiritual force. It was quite peculiar, not only was it hard to detect, their effect was manifested quite quickly. As soon as the ripples touched Zhao Hai's mind, they would immediately get absorbed and then disappear.

Zhao Hai couldn't help but feel very strange, this mental attack was too weak, but he immediately found out that something was wrong. Then suddenly, the opposing party's fluctuation increased. At the same time, the more the other party exerted this force, the more comfortable Zhao Hai felt.

However, Zhao Hai was not happy with this, in fact, he was quite startled at this point. He was now convinced that these ripples were up to no good and were responsible for Zhao Hai's strange situation. And then, Zhao Hai understood that he had been trapped in an illusion.

After he had thought up to this point, the Space immediately issued a prompt, "Host is receiving an advanced level hypnosis attack. Host's form separated from hypnotic state. Space has increased its own hypnosis ability."

Zhao Hai's mind went blank, then he opened his eyes. It was not long before he discovered a Demon not far away from him. She was a very attractive Demon, she wore bewitching leather clothes, one could clearly see that this leather was made out of the skin belonging to a very advanced level beast. The leather was black, it didn't have any speck of hair on it and had a texture of a diver's suit. The leather tightly fit her body and was very perfect for her own form. The Demon's skin had the same color as wheat and her facial expression was exquisite. She had silvery-white hair which was quite long. At this time, she was about ten meters away from Zhao Hai and the others.

The Bone Dragon wasn't moving at all, it was just quietly floated in the air. Then Zhao Hai turned to Tywin and the others, it seems like they were still unable to notice this female demon in front of them.

Zhao Hai turned his head back to the female demon in surprise. This woman was too powerful, to the point that she can actually place Zhao Hai in an illusion. If Zhao Hai didn't become suspicious and was saved by the Space, then he would have suffered consequences.

At this time, Cai'er talked while inside the Space, "Young Master, that's a Succubus. Their race has the most powerful spiritual attack in the entire Demon Realm. Young Master, it seems like you are in deep trouble now."

Zhao Hai was confused at what Cai'er said, "Trouble? What trouble? I have broken her attack, therefore, I can just kill her whenever I want. How can that be trouble?  Is it because I'm still in an illusion?"

Cai'er gave a smile and said, "Of course not. Young Master is certainly out of the illusion. However, the Succubi are the hardest people to deal with in the Demon Realm. Moreover, their race had a very unusual rule. When an adult Succubus attacks using her mental power and her enemy manages to break free, then she would have to marry him. Of course, this isn't the only way that Succubi get married. However, all married Succubi would have a crystal piece on their foreheads, increasing the potency of their mental attacks. Young Master, from what I can see, this adult Succubi in front of you is still undefeated, meaning that she is still unmarried. Now that the Young Master has broken free of her attack, then I'm afraid that this Succubi would have to marry you."

Zhao Hai couldn't help but stare blankly, he would never expect this in a thousand years. Then he asked Cai'er, "Is that really the case? Is there nobody in the Demon Realm that can defeat this Succubus? From what I can see, her mental attack is indeed powerful, but it isn't to a point where nobody else can defeat it."

Cai'er smiled and said, "Of course they aren't invincible, otherwise, the Demon realm wouldn't have been ruled by the Demon Race. However, these Succubi are very careful. In addition to their mental attack, they still have other ways to harm their enemies. If they aren't confident with their mental attack, then they certainly wouldn't use it. After all, the assassination techniques of the Succubi were also very formidable. Additionally, they weren't the kinds of people who would stir up trouble with existences that they wouldn't dare to provoke. Because of this, marrying a Succubus by withstanding their attack wasn't a very easy matter. A lot of Succubi married their husbands voluntarily instead of being compelled to marry their opponent. At the same time, it is also impossible to force a Succubus to marry someone. If the Succubus is forced, then she might commit suicide. But before she dies, she would curse the other party, leaving an unerasable mark on him. After that, the person would then be hounded by the other Succubi. One must also know that the Succubi held great influence in the Demon Realm, a lot of them married very powerful people in the hierarchy of power and influence. Moreover, their unreasonable passion was also quite known. Once one person get married to a Succubus, they would no doubt be held as someone worth respect. And when their husbands die, Succubi wouldn't even hesitate to kill themselves. Because of this, everyone in the Demon Realm wanted to have a Succubus as their wife. Not only are the Succubi proficient in assassination, their mental power would also increase after being married. And most importantly, all Succubi are very beautiful. They are the most ideal wives in the Demon Realm."

This gave Zhao Hai a headache, then he asked, "What if I just refuse to marry her after I break her mental attack?"

Cai'er shook her head, "That would not be a good idea. The temperament of the Succubus shouldn't be underestimated. If you chose to not marry her, then she would kill herself in front of you, marking you with the unremovable curse as well."

Zhao Hai felt his head get more painful, he didn't think that he would meet such a hard to deal enemy. If the Succubus were to discover that he had escaped from her attack, what reaction would she have?

After thinking about this point, Zhao Hai couldn't help but gain hope, he turned to Cai'er and said, "Cai'er, I'm not from the Demon Realm. Then wouldn't she refrain from marrying me?"

Cai'er shook her head and said, "That is impossible, Young Master. It didn't matter what race you are, as long as you break a Succubus' attack, then she would marry you. It didn't matter if you aren't a Demon, even if you are a magic beast, she would still marry you."

When Zhao Hai heard this, he couldn't help but stare. He hadn't heard of a race as terrifying as this. They were completely not in line with common sense. How could all of these be possible?

Zhao Hai was thinking of methods to make the Succubus believe that he was still under her attack. He wanted to get out of this trouble, marriage wasn't an easy thing to decide on.

At this time, Cai'er actually chuckled and said, "Congratulations, Young Master. You just gained another wife. The Succubus just discovered that you had freed yourself from her attack."

Upon hearing Cai'er, Zhao Hai's mouth couldn't help but twitch. Then he looked up at the Succubus who had also opened her eyes. She was currently looking at Zhao Hai, her wheat colored cheeks seemed to have developed a blush.

One couldn't deny how beautiful this Succubus was, especially now where she was being timid and shy. But after thinking about their race's peculiar rule, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but force a smile.

When the Succubus saw Zhao Hai's expression, her face couldn't help but get redder. She shook her head and then fixed her hair before she sternly looked at Zhao Hai and said, "From what I can hear during your conversation with the Flower Devil, you should be knowledgeable about the Demon Realm. Do you know what I am?"

Zhao Hai wanted to say that he didn't know. But when he saw the Succubus' expression, he couldn't help but nod. On the other hand, Tywin and the others had just recovered. All of them couldn't help but freeze when they saw the beautiful woman in front of them.

When the Succubus saw Zhao Hai nod, she couldn't help but relax. Then she looked at Zhao Hai and said, "Then do you know about the rule of our Succubus race?"

Zhao Hai had no choice but to bitterly nod. He didn't know if it was an illusion or not, but he can feel that the other party can ascertain whether he was speaking the truth or not. He was afraid that once the Succubus discovered that he lied, then she might kill herself immediately.

If it was an ordinary enemy who killed themselves, then Zhao Hai wouldn't even bat an eye. But after Cai'er told him about the custom of the Succubus race, he couldn't afford having this Succubus kill herself. Therefore, he had no choice but to bitterly smile at this time.

The Succubus looked at Zhao Hai and said, "So you are aware. Then from today on, I shall be your wife."

Zhao Hai forced a smile and said, "But first you should know that I already have several wives. And I love them very much."

The Succubus actually coldly snorted and said, "I don't mind."

Zhao Hai was left with nothing to say. He didn't think that the other party would give such a nonchalant reply. At this point, Tywin and the others couldn't make sense of what just happened. This woman in front of them seem to be an enemy, but now she has become Zhao Hai's wife. They didn't know if they should prevent her approach or just stay there. All of them felt that they had gone stupid from all that just happened.

Chapter 689 – The Weakness of the Undead

In the end, Tywin and the others decided to refrain from moving. This was because even Zhao Hai himself didn't make a move. They decided that it wouldn’t be good if they were to make any unnecessary actions.

Zhao Hai looked at the Succubus that stood right beside him in the Bone Dragon. Then he said, "You have to think carefully, I am the focal point of the Ark Continent alliance, the first one to go up against the Demon Realm. If you really want to marry me, then you would be enemies with your own people, every Demon, and all of the Demon realm."

The Succubus looked at Zhao Hai and coldly snorted, "If you must kill all the Demons, then I would even help you sharpen your blade."

Zhao Hai gave a short hmph, however, he didn't say anything, he knew that it wasn't the time to talk too much at this point. So he just asked, "Are there any more Demons ahead? And why are you here? Isn't the Blood Void supposed to be indestructible?"

The Succubus looked at Zhao Hai and said, "We are here to guard the void formation. Although the Blood Void can still activate after being destroyed, it would still be much better if it operates in its full potential. There aren't a lot of people here, aside from the Flower Devil, Flame Demon, Me, and the dark beasts and undead, there aren't other people. However, there are ten Demons in the formation itself. If you go forward, the undead and dark beasts would go all out in stopping you. Ten of those dark beasts and undead are 9th ranks, the others are all 8th ranks. They are tasked to delay you as much as possible from destroying the void formation. However, I think you're not here to destroy the formation. Otherwise, you would have destroyed the blood formation back then."

Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he nodded and said, "Your right, I didn't want to destroy the Blood Void. Instead, I'd rather wait for it to finish and get more preparation time that way. After all, there aren't very much difference between launching now and launching later. Right, I still don't know your name."

The Succubus looked at Zhao Hai and said, "I'm called Berry. If you destroy the Blood Void ahead of time, the power of the rift would be reduced by a tenth of the original." Berry's voice had become mellower compared to before, her cold disposition seems to have vanished.

But Zhao Hai didn't pay much attention to it now. He was currently pondering about what a tenth of a difference can do. Will he have to destroy the formation now?

In the end, Zhao Hai decided to refrain from destroying it. Once he attacked the Blood Void, then it would immediately start. However, Demon City was still unprepared. Although a tenth couldn't be underestimated, Zhao Hai deemed it to be negligible in when compared to the time for preparation.

Even if the rift were to be reduced, the sheer size of the Blood Void rift would still be quite large. A difference between a million demons and 900 thousand Demons seemed to be insignificant in the long term.

Berry looked at Zhao Hai and said, "You really don't want to destroy the Blood Void?"

Zhao Hai shook his head and said, "Destroying it is useless. This time, I only came to eradicate all dark beasts and undead in the abyss. I want to prevent them from being an addition to the Demon army. What can a tenth of a difference really do to us? What significant difference would there be between a million Demons and 900 thousand Demons?"

Berry's eyes flashed while she looked at Zhao Hai, then she sighed and said, "You really don't understand the Demons. They had been waiting for that day, for many years. For you, 1 million and 900 thousand might not have much of a difference since you are the enemy. However, for 100 thousand Demons to see the Ark Continent in advance is a very big factor for the Demons. People would fight to the death even for just a spot of being able to see the Ark Continent a day ahead."

Zhao Hai can understand what Berry meant. If one were to tell people who lived in darkness that they can see the sunlight, then they would be extremely desperate in order to be the first one in the line. Between Zhao Hai and the Demons, the significance of a tenth was completely different.

Zhao Hai sighed, then he didn't speak anymore. He urged the Bone Dragon to go forward. He wanted to complete his original plan of coming here, eliminating all the dark beasts as well as the undead.

Just as Berry said, Zhao Hai didn't meet any significant resistance as he went forward. All that they had come across were more dark beasts and undead.

Zhao Hai relaxed, then he turned to Berry and said, "You have become quite close to me back then, why haven't you used your assassination techniques and went for a mental attack instead?"

When Berry heard Zhao Hai, her face couldn't help but turn red, "I was already near you when you were fighting with the Flame Devil. However, I knew that our assassination techniques would alarm the Bone Dragon before I arrive. Therefore, I decided to trap you here using my mental attack until the Blood Void activates."

Zhao Hai nodded, he knew that since Berry was aware of his conversation with the Flower Devil, then she should've been present when he fought the Flame Demon. However, the two fights had shown Berry how strong he was. Therefore, Berry had no choice but use their mental attack. However, she didn't expect that she would lose.

Zhao Hai stopped asking about this matter. He turned his gaze towards the distance and said, "They should be coming about now." Zhao Hai was referring to those ten 9th ranks.

As expected, just as Zhao Hai said that, ten black spots appeared in the distance. The black spots slowly grew as it approached Zhao Hai. Among them were eight dark beasts and two undead creatures who were emitting a strong aura.

The dark beasts are just special magic beasts, so they didn’t get too much out of Zhao Hai's attention. On the other hand, the undead made Zhao Hai intrigued. He didn't expect that the undead would be able to reach 9th rank naturally. This was the first time that he saw a true 9th rank undead.

The two undead had human forms. Their bodies were equipped with worn out battle armor. They were also holding damaged great swords. Their image conforms to what Zhao Hai expected 9th rank undead would be.

However, these two undead creatures gave Zhao Hai a peculiar feeling. Zhao Hai felt that he was facing actual people instead of undead. Compared to what he felt with the Space's 9th rank undead, these two undead had a more formidable aura.

Zhao Hai curiously looked at the two 9th rank undead and said, "Are you naturally evolved undead? Why would you listen to the words of the Demons?"

"Demon consciousness. Unsurpassed honor! Kill!" Zhao Hai thought that the opposite party wouldn't reply. He really didn't expect that they would say anything, even in broken sentences.

Zhao Hai waved his hand as he commanded the undead on the ground to fly up. Then he had this group of undead form a small cube formation in front of Zhao Hai. After that, he commanded them to fight the 10 9th ranks.

Zhao Hai didn't care much about these undead, he wanted to see how these 9th rank dark beasts and undead from the Demon Realm fight. From Zhao Hai's calculation, aside from the 9th ranks, there should be about 1 million undead as well as about 2 million dark beasts.

However, he didn't kill the 8th rank dark beasts this time, all of them were absorbed into the Space. Additionally, the 8th rank undead were also taken into the Space, changing them into Zhao Hai's own undead army.

Before long, the 10 9th ranks had managed to eliminate about a hundred of Zhao Hai's own 9th rank undead. But instead of being angry, Zhao Hai was actually glad. He discovered that these naturally formed 9th rank undead seemed to be much more powerful compared to the 9th ranks that were produced by the Space.

This made Zhao Hai puzzled at first, but he quickly thought of the reason. One was artificially promoted by the Space while the other was made after innumerable years of existence. In these years, the undead should have encountered a lot of battles, making its fighting experience constantly improve. It seems like battle experience was more important to these undead than what Zhao Hai originally thought.

Although the undead of the Space were similarly 9th rank, they were still far behind those who were forged through constant battle. Because of this lack of experience, the Space's undead were unable to utilize all of their strength. It was like having powerlifter fight, he might be strong, but it was extremely possible that he would lose against a similarly strong but experienced fighter.

However, there was no way for Zhao Hai to have an immediate solution to this problem. The undead in the Space were truly lacking in genuine battle experience. Moreover, before becoming 9th ranks, most of them had strengths that were incomparably low. This caused a disparity in their thoughts and actual strength. The only solution that Zhao Hai thought of was to forge them through constant battle during the war. Only when they can accumulate experience would they be able to perfectly control their strength.[1]

Now that the Demons were on their way and the Divine Race not far behind, huge battles would surely happen in the future. Zhao Hai would use this opportunity to have his undead acquire ample experience. That way, Zhao Hai can then command an invincible army. Whether it be the Demons or the Divine Race, Zhao Hai would not be afraid anymore. He would even march into the Demon Realm and the Divine Realm in order to eliminate future problems!

Or you can just let them fight each other inside the Space. cmonbruh
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