Custom Made Demon King - Chapter 144 - Demon Merchant
Chapter 144 Demon Merchant
The blast waves were still blowing thick smoke and dust into the atmosphere, and the sky was gradually dimming. Even at night, the starlight and moonlight had disappeared.
Roy knew that this was due to a massive amount of dust gathering in the atmosphere. This dust would stay in the atmosphere for the next few months and block all light from the sun. During this time, because there was no sunlight, the plants on the ground would wither and die, causing further destruction to the ecosystem.
The temperature of the entire Earth would welcome a huge drop. Perhaps when the snow fell, the dust in the atmosphere would slowly fall to the ground with the snow, but this process was extremely slow. Until the sun could shine on the Earth again, the nuclear winter would continue.
Roy held the Soul Attracting Flag and continuously poured magic power into it as he wandered around the city that had completely turned into ruins. Wherever he went, scattered souls would be attracted and fly towards him.
These souls should belong to the human survivors that hid underground. They could have lived a while longer, but because of the nuclear attack, they died. After all, without a solid bunker, it was impossible to protect against nuclear radiation and high temperatures.
Roy knew that many angels and demons had definitely died in this nuclear attack. However, due to the special nature of the souls of angels and demons, it was impossible to obtain these souls if they were not caught the moment they were exposed. The bodies of angels and demons might have burned to ashes under the high temperatures and blast waves, but the Ouroborus Mark protected their souls.
Of course, the dead angels and demons did not return to the Abyss or Heaven but instead resurrected in the Abyss Outpost and the White City. The alternate spaces opened by demon kings or high-level angels had certain characteristics of the Abyss or Heaven and could function as resurrection hubs for angels and demons…
They only needed to recuperate for a while to recover from their injuries, and then they would appear in this world again. They were only temporarily expelled and not truly killed, but humans did not understand this… The temperature had already begun to drop, and Roy felt his magic power becoming active. Currently, compressing his magic power became exceptionally smooth and fast, and more than that, but Roy found that his body was experiencing some kind of special agitation.
At first, Roy did not understand what was going on, but then he saw a high-rank demon!
This high-rank demon was a traditional Abyss demon with crimson skin. In addition to a pair of curved demon horns on his head, he also had a sharp horn on his forehead. However, perhaps because of the impact of the nuclear explosion earlier, half of his body was burnt, and bones and dangling flesh could be seen all over. Even his wings had one side broken off.
After all, not every demon had been prepared like Roy…
But he had still not died and been expelled with such serious injuries. The magic power in his body was empty, but under his powerful self-healing ability, the dangling wounds were squirming and gradually healing
This high-rank demon was squatting in a pile of rubble and panting heavily. When Roy appeared, he immediately glared at Roy fiercely. However, Roy did not intend to take advantage of him and merely observed him from a distance.
Because Roy discovered that while the wounds of this high-rank demon were gradually healing, there seemed to be some… anomaly!
On the burnt half of his body, some strange small scales appeared while his wounds healed. He definitely did not have these scales before. It was obvious when he compared them with the more intact side of his body. These scales were the anomaly that Roy mentioned!
Wherever the wounds of high-rank demons healed, these scales would spread to form a new protective membrane.
It was not only this high-rank demon. When Roy continued to wander around and found some demons who were also recovering from serious injuries, he discovered that this anomaly appeared on most demons!
Roy gradually understood that this was probably due to the radiation after the nuclear explosion! Demons had always been living in the harsh environments of the Abyss. This not only caused demons to be stronger but also gave them strong adaptability to high-risk and harsh environments. After all, those that were not adaptable would definitely not be able to survive. Now that the nuclear bomb had exploded, the radiation in this city could be said to be terrifyingly strong. The bodies and cells of these heavily injured demons were exposed to this fatal radiation, and if they did not evolve, they would die.
Therefore, their bodies spontaneously underwent mutation and evolution to help them resist this fatal radiation.
The agitation in Roy’s cells was probably also from this. He had used the T-Virus in the past, and his cells were almost perfect. In other words, he had a better ability to adapt and evolve. Now that he was walking around the city, the radiation contamination he received was very strong. Under the stimulation of the external environment, Roy’s body was undergoing changes.
The evolutionary ability of demons corresponded to the quote, ‘That which does not kill us only makes us stronger’!
On the other hand, the angels were on the verge of dying. Roy discovered some surviving angel soldiers in the ruins, but after careful observation, he found that there was no corresponding adaptation phenomenon on these angels. Under the intense radiation, these angel soldiers looked extremely weak, and even if their bodies were not burned, large areas of festering appeared…
When the angels saw that a demon had discovered them, despite wanting to resist, they found that they could not even hold their weapons. When the nuclear bomb exploded, not only did they exhaust their magic power but also their physical strength.
“Just… justice will come. You… you won’t succeed…”
When Roy found a four-winged angel, he was also unable to fight. He was a captain and had led other angel soldiers to fight against demons earlier, but now, he could only glare at Roy angrily and say this catchphrase.
Before Roy could say anything, a voice suddenly came from behind him. “Ahh~~! What a weak oath! Isn’t that right?”
Roy was shocked. He turned around and found that behind him was a demon floating in the air!
This demon was slender and had a pair of demon horns on his head, but he had a skull-like face. His sharp black claws intertwined and rubbed each other. Roy did not know if it was an illusion or not, but when he looked back at him, his skull-like face revealed a humble and flattering smile.
However, he clearly had powerful magic power fluctuations and did not lose to other high-rank demons at all…
“You are… Why are you behind me?” Roy asked, looking at him cautiously.
“Aha, don’t be nervous!” The demon spread his hands. “My name is Vulgrim, a rift demon…”
Hmm?! Roy carefully sized him up and finally remembered that this demon seemed to be the demon merchant who had traded with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse! He actually appeared here?
However, what Roy did not expect was that Vulgrim was a rift demon! Similar to frost demons, rift demons were also a rare race of demons in the Abyss. Rift demons had a special ability. They could travel between the gaps of space, freely passing through the gaps of space to come and go to various spaces. Because of this special spatial ability, even though rift demons were rare, they were very famous in the Abyss.
Hearing this, Roy understood why he could silently appear behind him.
“What do you want to do?” Roy first looked at Vulgrim, then at the four-winged angel he was holding. He suddenly reacted. “Do you want the soul of this angel?”
“Of course!” Vulgrim rubbed his claws with a greedy expression. “But don’t misunderstand. I don’t want to snatch it from you. I know the name of Demon Osiris. I just want to make a deal with you!”