Mages Are Too OP - Chapter 667
Chapter 667 – Things Are Starting To Look A Little Bad
“Did you get anything out of Peter?” Roland asked.
The Holy Lady placed a piece of white paper filled with writing in front of Roland.
Although Roland still didn’t know the language of Fareins, it wasn’t much of a hassle at all with Language Proficiency.
The Holy Lady watched Roland use Language Proficiency and was slightly surprised, and then felt that it was normal.
Roland wasn’t from Fareins, that was clear to her.
But generally, anyone who was a Mage would learn the language of Fareins.
Because in terms of studying magic, Fareins was the strongest.
Like a few decades ago, when you wanted to do scientific research in China, you could never get access to the latest cutting-edge scientific theories without learning English.
But with Language Proficiency, it didn’t matter even if he didn’t know the language of Fareins.
Roland read what was on it, then looked the Holy Lady in the eyes and asked, “Half of Peter’s soul has been tainted and he doesn’t even know it himself yet?” “Indeed.” The Holy Lady sighed. “This is a very troublesome matter. Peter’s family is also a large family with tens of thousands of soldiers. Although the others died, Peter is still alive, so the family at least still has centripetal force. If Peter dies, once those distant relatives start to fight for power, and other nobles follow, the capital may become quite tumultuous.”
“Peter’s family alone can mess up the kingdom?” Roland found this a bit unbelievable.
“In terms of individual strength alone, of course, they can’t, but they can’t stop a group of demons from wreaking havoc.” The Holy Lady knew that Roland was not very clear about the division of power in the capital, so she continued, “Comparing the interests of Fareins to a cake, the whole cake has been divided, everyone is hogging their slice, and there is no change in power for a century or two. Now, if Peter’s family’s cake is suddenly empty, can you imagine what those wolves who have been hungry for over a hundred years will become?”
Put that way, Roland understood.
“So, what do you want me to do?” Roland asked.
“Protect Peter. As long as he’s far enough away, the devil has no way to perform soul modification on him,” the Holy Lady said, “and I’ve heard that the Golden Sons have a city of their own that external forces can’t penetrate. Just take him there and keep him out of trouble for three or four years.”
“There’s no problem with taking him to Wetland City, but I can’t guarantee his safety in Wetland City.”
The Holy Lady was a little puzzled. “But Schuck told me that you guys are good friends, and the mayor of Wetland City is also his cousin.”
“True, but I’m not good at protecting people as a Mage. The other thing is that… protecting people wouldn’t leave me much time to study magic.”
“On that matter, we of the Church of Light will compensate you. There are many spell models in our great library.”
Roland still waved his hand. “Sorry, I’m not short of spell models right now.”
The Holy Lady frowned.
She even felt slightly discouraged. That was why she didn’t really like interacting with Mages; these people were sensible and it was almost impossible to impress them with rewards if they weren’t particularly short of money.
Looking at the Holy Lady biting her lower lip slightly and zoning out, Roland then suggested, “Actually, as opposed to sending Peter away, I think, wouldn’t it be better to just find that devil?” “That’s a good idea indeed, but the problem lies in the fact that we can’t find the devil.”
Roland was a little surprised. “Is the devil hiding in the shadows that powerful?”
The Holy Lady was quite embarrassed.
This was a dereliction of duty on the part of the Church of Light.
“Why don’t you give Peter to the royal family!” said Roland after a moment’s thought. “The royal family also has strong combat power, and besides, Peter is a noble, and it makes sense for him to be sheltered by the royal family.”
“We are now afraid that the royal family will take over.” The Holy Lady sighed.
“It is indeed a possibility.” Roland agreed with the Holy Lady.
“If you’re not willing, Sir, then forget it.” The Holy Lady stood up. “We are going to find a good demon next. We will protect Peter for the time being. Also, please, Mr. Roland, tell the First Princess that Peter is here in the Holy Realm, and if she wants to take him, please feel free to come to us.”
He left the Holy Lady’s secret little building and returned to the First Princess’s estate.
The place was already heavily guarded, with elite imperial guards and even more protection from the imperial Mages.
Normally, to breach such an estate, at least a Legend of decent strength would have to come.
Roland entered the manor and asked the butler to take him to see Stephanie.
Stephanie had just finished bathing and was in her bedroom in her nightgown as two maids helped her with her long hair.
Meanwhile, she clutched a bowl to herself and ate the fruits inside.
“Ooh, a rendezvous with the Holy Lady,” Stephanie teased. “This is something that many noble males would beg for, and if they knew, they may envy you to the extent of killing you.” Roland sat down across from Stephanie and said, “Jokes aside, after talking to the Holy Lady for a while, I don’t think things are quite right.”
“What do you mean?”
“Do you remember what happened with your ex-husband and that fallen angel?”.
Stephanie nodded-how could she not remember?
She almost died.
And it just so happened that she ran into her father’s test, with little strength and resources at her disposal.
If it wasn’t for Roland and Andonara’s help, she probably wouldn’t have gotten the right of inheritance even if she survived the test.
“That fallen angel is a Demigod, a real Demigod, not the watered-down kind.” Roland chuckled. “One descended from the divine realm, and even if he was corrupted into a dark angel, it doesn’t mean that his powers also became evil.”
Stephanie listened quietly to Roland, quite attentive. She forgot to eat the fruits, keeping up the motion of holding the little fruit, ready to shove it into the corner of her mouth.
Roland continued, “It is reasonable to say that the Demigod angel’s ability to hide is better than the devil’s anyhow, but the Demigod angel was quickly found out, and there’s no news of this devil. Do you think this is possible?”
Stephanie’s eyes were dazed.
She looked like this when she was thinking.
After a while, she said, “Indeed, when you put it like that, I don’t think it’s quite right either.”
“The Temple of Light has its system of exclusion that works very well, but even so, the devil has not been detected, which is more than a little strange.” Roland tapped his fingers on the table. “And most importantly, the Holy Lady actually wants me to take Peter away from the center of the vortex. It seems like it’s for Peter’s own good, for the good of the capital, not wanting the city to be in turmoil. It’s just that this reasoning, somehow, doesn’t give me a good feeling.”
Stephanie looked up. “The Temple of Light is definitely hiding something very important.” “What do they have to hide!” “The devil is too powerful for them and they don’t dare to inadvertently alert it?” Roland’s expression became puzzled. “Or is there an internal scandal… that they are embarrassed to announce?”
“I think it’s an internal scandal,” said Stephanie, immediately perking up.
Women were just so into gossip.
“First Princess, what kind of internal scandal do you think it could be?” Roland smiled.
Stephanie thought for a moment and said with a subtly delighted expression, “A priest or a bishop has fallen?”
“Highly likely.” Roland laughed. “And most likely not well handled, even tied to Peter’s survival.”
“I see, I’m going to mobilize the royal family and the Association of Mages for a joint investigation.” Stephanie jumped up and was in no hurry to eat. “It’s been the Church of Light that’s been holding us down these past few decades, now it’s our turn to fight back a bit.”
“I’m not talking to you about this to get you into this mess,” Roland said helplessly, “but I want you to protect yourself.” “Bring Andonara here and protect me, will you?” pleaded Stephanie. “Please, this time it’s a matter of whether or not the royal family can stand up high, and I don’t want to miss it.”
“All right.” Roland agreed after some thought.
Andonara’s strength had improved greatly again. After getting his Fire Element Enhancement specialty, she was quite a bit stronger. Now that she had received the Phoenix’s essence, her strength had increased even more.
In the entire main plane, of all the mortals, probably no one could defeat her.
It was not a problem for her to protect Stephanie. Besides, the two of them were friends, and it was good to get together occasionally.
Roland immediately teleported back to Delpon, and after giving some instructions to Vivian and the vampire Christina, he took Andonara and teleported back to the First Princess’s manor.
The two friends hadn’t seen each other in a long time, and when they did, they were both bouncing around, happy as could be.
On the other hand, Roland went to the basement below the manor to experiment with magic using the facilities left behind by the First Princess’s ex-husband.
At the same time, he took the time to look at the news on the forum.
On the Realm of Devils side, Roland didn’t want to care about it much for now.
The players joined forces with the Guardians of Light and instead of going straight to attack Paimon’s main city, they began to divide their forces and sweep around.
Any demon that was not a succubus was killed when encountered.
When they encountered breeding cities, they directly broke through to save the humans. And when they encountered succubi, they captured them and took them away regardless of whether they were willing to follow the players or not.
If any resisted quite hard, they were beaten to tears until they submitted and then taken away.
Now, this whole expedition to the Realm of Devils had changed in nature a bit.
Previously, it was a battle for humanity to fight back, a battle of faith for Guardians of Light.
Now… it had turned into a battle of interests.
As the players caught more and more succubi and as more Mages learned the magic contract, two-thirds of the players had gotten their beloved partners.
Then many succubi were also sent over to the Guardians of Light.
These succubi would be brought back to the Holy Realm by the Guardians of Light and then sold to the nobles of the capital at a high price. This way, instead of losing money, the expeditionary force would make a ton of money.
The dead and wounded soldiers would also get more compensation.
This was Schuck’s strategic decision.
Although there was a slight conflict with the Light doctrine, Roland believed that there was no conflict with the goddess’s philosophy. The so-called doctrine was just human speculation about the gods, and not all of them were completely correct. This decision was well received by the Guardians of Light.
At this moment, Paimon, sitting in his palace, listening to the information gathered by the devils, was also speechless.
He had thought that he would soon have to watch the Golden Sons and the Guardians of Light join forces to attack his city.
But he waited and waited, and he received information that the Golden Sons and the Guardians of Light were running around catching succubi.
Then his three views were shattered.
Succubi were a lower-middle-class race in the Realm of Devils.
They had average strength.
There were quite a number of them.
They were the third most populous race.
The first was the fiery imp, and the second was the bone devil.
The demons in the Realm of Devils had always treated the succubi as a tool for venting, and no one from the higher races had ever wanted to marry a succubus.
Even the philandering male version of Phoenix had never laid a hand on a succubus.
He would rather have a quickie with a multi-armed Naga than a succubus.
And then such succubi became a treasure for humans who were desperately trying to capture them and convince them to submit.
Didn’t the humans know that the succubi had an inferior bloodline?
Didn’t they know that succubi only gave birth to succubi, and it was almost impossible to have a mixed child?
They still wanted them?
Even as a Demon God, having lived for hundreds, almost thousands of years, Paimon was a bit confused.
As he wondered, the voice of Sidi came from the mental channel. “Damn, more and more succubi are outside of my mental perception. Paimon, give an order to stop the succubi from going out, from contacting the humans. They have to stay in the city or I’ll lose a lot of strength.” Paimon was not in a good mood and finally got a little upset when he heard the semi-commanding tone. “Sidi, are you telling me what to do?”
“You’re dead heartless. Who do you think I’ve suffered so much for?”
“All right,” Paimon said, taking a deep breath. “I’ll give the order in case you start bickering.”
“You…” Sidi got rather upset and decided to withdraw all the succubi under her command immediately.
At this time, another voice appeared in the mental channel. “Paimon, Sidi, is your plan not going too well?”
“Is there any good news on your end?” Paimon frowned.
“It’s good indeed.” Judas smiled happily. “I took advantage of the fact that the human army was attacking the city here. I secretly sent a few Heartless Demons who are good at hiding through the portal, and they made a trip to the capital of Fareins.”
“What’s the situation on the human side?” Paimon asked.
Judas laughed. “The Golden Sons’ troops are almost all in the Realm of Devils, then the Church of Light is rather lax right now. These heartless demons have done something big, guess what?”
“Assassinated the Pope of Light or the Holy Lady?”
“They corrupted a Saint Samurai. Can you believe it?”
“How’s that possible!”
Paimon and Sidi exclaimed at the same time, with a look of disbelief.
And at the same time, Stephanie got the information that the king had sent over, and after a glance at it, she also exclaimed in this manner.
“How’s that possible!”
Andonara, who was sipping her afternoon tea, looked up at Stephanie with a slightly puzzled expression.
And Lady Bluebird, who was sitting next to her, jumped up in shock at Stephanie’s reaction.
A pair of chest plates bounced up and wobbled slightly.
Quite bouncy and elastic!