Custom Made Demon King - Chapter 145 - Artificial Angels
Chapter 145 Artificial Angels
What Roy did not know was that before he found this four-winged angel commander, Vulgrim had been waiting by the side for a long time!
He was waiting for this angel commander to die…
It couldn’t be helped. Although Vulgrim was a high-rank demon, he did not seem to like fighting. Or rather, he was simply not good at fighting. When he discovered the heavily injured angel commander here, he did not immediately finish him off and take his soul, but instead chose the safest option and waited for him to die.
Moreover, he had waited very far away. He was extremely timid and cautious…
However, Vulgrim did not expect Roy would roam over and immediately discover this angel commander buried in the rubble and dig him out.
Vulgrim felt as though he was about to fail on the point of success, but he absolutely would not come out and compete with Roy for the ownership of the angel commander’s soul!
So after thinking about it, he decided to do his usual profession and appeared behind Roy, intending to make a deal with him.
Hearing this, Roy immediately understood, so he tightened his grip and broke the neck of the angel commander. Then he grabbed the golden soul floating out of the angel commander’s body and stretched it out in front of Vulgrim. “Is this what you want to trade with me?”
“Aha! The holy soul of a four-winged dominion angel!” Vulgrim looked at the soul greedily. He extended his claw, wanting to take it, but Roy suddenly withdrew his hand, making him grab at nothing! This golden angel soul was a ‘middle-class holy soul’ in the system display! It was different from the souls of low-level angel soldiers, so Roy also realized that this soul might be relatively precious. How could he let Vulgrim get it so easily? Looking at Roy’s teasing eyes, Vulgrim feigned coughing to hide his embarrassment. Then he pointed at the angel commander’s corpse. “And the angel core. I want the angel core too!”
Roy glanced at him without saying a word. He stretched out his hand, and his sharp claws tore through the abdomen of the angel. From his abdomen, he took out a small, crystal-like object that had many dense angel characters on its surface.
This was the angel core. From Araniya’s inherited memories, Roy knew that some angels had such things, but even in the inherited memories, there was no mention of what the cores were for. Therefore, Roy had only taken away the souls of the angels that he had killed earlier but did not touch the angel cores in their corpses.
“Do you know what this thing is for?” Roy asked Vulgrim.
“Of course!” Vulgrim rubbed his hands. “I’m a rift demon. Thanks to my spatial ability, I know many secrets!”
“Then explain to me!” Roy started tossing the angel core in his hand.
“You probably don’t know that… some angels are artificially created!” Vulgrim’s eyes rose and fell with the movements of the angel core, but he explained incessantly, “Although angels are stronger than demons, correspondingly, their birth rate is very low! There are very few original angels that can truly be born from the eggs of angels. Therefore, in addition to forging weapons and armor, Heaven’s Foundry has been dedicated to researching artificial angels so that Heaven no longer has the numerical disadvantage in the war with demons!”
“Oh?!” Roy was stunned as he looked at the angel core in his hand. “So, those with angel cores are all artificial angels?”
“That’s right!” Vulgrim nodded. “They first cultivate an angel embryo and then implant it with an angel core to carry a soul. Then they transform a collected noble soul into a holy soul under the effect of holy power and then place it into the angel core. And thus, an artificial angel with its own power and memories is born. This is a method of mass-producing angels! If not for the low number of noble souls and the inability to create too many artificial angels, the war situation between demons and angels might be reversed…”
Roy was a little stunned. No wonder why I always felt that the equipment of angels looked much better. Seems like Heaven is also developing scientific research capacity. Not only that, but it even has artificial angels…
But this kind of technology should be more inclined toward the side of mysticism, right? After all, this angel core looks more like some kind of alchemical item…
“What’s the use of this angel core? Is it used to make fallen angels?” Roy asked. “No, no. It’s impossible for artificial angels to become fallen angels!” Vulgrim shook his head. “Only original angels, which are naturally born, can be transformed into fallen angels! Souls contain the driving force of all things. Only a body without a soul is merely a puppet. Only with a body and a soul can consciousness and will be formed and become a true life. So, in fact, this angel core is only a vessel used to store and restrain a soul. After losing the soul, this vessel no longer has any use. The only value left is in research… Hmm, perhaps it can also be used as some kind of decent material for alchemy!”
Roy thought carefully and felt that Vulgrim should not be lying, but he should also be hiding some things, such as the preciousness of this angel core…
Roy grinned at Vulgrim and laughed. “Is that so? Since it’s useless, I’ll keep it for myself to play with! It should be good to make some accessories or something, right?”
“Um…” Vulgrim was immediately awkward when he heard Roy’s words. He did not expect that his efforts to belittle this angel core ended up with him choking on Roy’s words.
Yes, angel cores were not very useful, but that referred to the cores of low-level artificial angel soldiers. The angel core Roy obtained was from a four-winged dominion angel. It was not easy for an artificial angel to promote to the four-winged level. This meant that this four-winged angel might be from an early batch of artificial angels and had been alive for a long time without being expelled back to Heaven due to death, which would have led to changing bodies.
Like this, the research value of this angel core would naturally increase considerably, far from what an ordinary angel core could compare with…
“All right!” Vulgrim realized that he had walked into a pit and could only spread his hands. “I admit that this angel core is very precious, so what price do I have to pay to obtain it?”
“What do you have?” Roy asked with anticipation.
He knew very well that this demon profiteer in front of him had a lot of good things in his hands. With the spatial ability to travel freely, he could reach places that many demons could not reach and collect some relatively special things. Moreover, this fellow had no standpoint. He could trade with anyone, even the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse or angels.
Roy had not thought about encountering this fellow before, but since he had encountered him, he could not let it go. Even without the soul and core of the four-winged angel, he planned to trade with Vulgrim once. After all, Vulgrim still accepted souls as currency, and in the past transactions, he might have hoarded a great number of souls… However, Vulgrim did not mention using souls to trade with Roy at the beginning. Instead, he waved his hands gently and presented an item to Roy. “You’re in the midst of promoting now, and your body seems to be mutating. I think you may be able to use this…”
Roy looked down, only to find that what Vulgrim was displaying was… a canteen?!
“Are you sure you didn’t take out the wrong thing?” Roy asked while staring at him.
“Of course it’s right! This is something I stole from under the nose of the Angel of Death, Azrael!” Vulgrim said proudly. “This is well water from the Well of Souls!”
Roy looked at him doubtfully. “All right, let’s just assume what you said is true. What is the use of this thing?”
“Ha, this thing has many uses!” Vulgrim waved his hands and gestured. “But its greatest use is to purify and strengthen your soul!”