Death... and me - 1996 I Know
Jekis City was much more populated compared to two years ago. After all, everyone was there to see the Underworld Soul Guiding Contest. Mephisto Clan, Light Devil Clan, Moloch Clan, Sin Clan, Mavis Clan, all of them were there. If your clan had an Elder Devil, it would be a part of it.
Of course, not all of the Elder Devils came. Many of them stayed in their own territories or were in the Realm of Gods. Nevertheless, they all had their own methods of following the steps of the contest that would start today. The Elder Devil Council guaranteed that.
Around the Path of Reincarnation’s periphery, or to be more specific, outside the cultivation-limited region, many devils worked on a giant monitoring formation. It was already there before, but it was only used every thousand years during the contest. Monitoring in this place spent just way too much, so it was only used for this moment.
“Oh! So you decided to come, Rui.” A sweet voice came from one of the seats.
Rui took his place and looked back at the female devil who talked to him. “Eishetha, I thought you were in the Realm of Gods. Is it okay to leave that place be?”
Eishetha didn’t seem to mind. “Several continents can’t be mobilized this fast. Relax, I still have time to at least watch this contest up close. Not to mention that my little Flata Clan also bagged one of the victories from the previous four contests.”
No one considered the Flata Clan to be that small, though. “As long as you are certain.”
The other High and Elder Devils also looked at Rui. However, there was one particular hostile expression that caught Rui’s attention. Then again, he wasn’t afraid of it at all. “Hmph! What are you looking at, Mephisto? Are you planning to attack me now that your plan to attack my clan’s brats failed?”
Mephisto’s expression turned worse in response. However, he quickly recovered and laughed soon after. “Hahaha! I didn’t do that on purpose. It was just a small test, that’s all. I paid you back for the trouble, didn’t I? Or could it be you weren’t satisfied with the thing you got?”
Rui shook his head, telling him, “Not at all. I pretty much wish you to try the same thing again so that I can ask for more of that. How about it? My Light Devil Clan brats are right there. Take your shot. Surely it should be easier now that you’re here yourself.”
Unfortunately, Mephisto didn’t fall for the provocation. “Oh! They seem very skilled. Let’s see how they fare in the contest.”
Due to the meeting between Elder Devils, everyone knew what happened two years ago. In fact, any of the Elder Devil clans increased the security around their members several times because of that. Mephisto lost a lot because of it, but they also knew he could afford it.
While the Elder Devils looked at Rui and Mephisto, Rean and Roan didn’t seem very interested in interacting with the devils around them. However, the devils who were going to participate with them were definitely interested. By now, all of them had heard that Rui’s devils were very good at Soul Guiding.
“Are you the three Devils who forced the Mephisto Clan to break the agreement?” Suddenly, a devil with a bestial form approached Rean, Roan, and Titia.
Rean and Roan looked at the guy and noticed that he wasn’t the only one. Several of the other devils were with him, seeming to be curious about the same thing.
Titia couldn’t help but get a little nervous. She wasn’t exactly the reason for Mephisto Clan to attack, but she was indeed one of the three participants of the Light Devil Clan. “Doyis from the Mavis Clan, am I right?” Titia asked back.
“Do you know him?” Rean smiled after seeing Titia’s reaction.
Titia hadn’t talked much with the twins since the day her two other clan members were swapped by them. Nevertheless, she knew that the clan came first in this case, so she decided to answer. “Doyis from Mavis Clan. Elder Devil Mavis seems to have slight expectations for him.”
Doyis was happy to hear that. “Not that impressive. I’m just slightly more skilled than my other clan members here.”
The two other members of the Mavis Clan looked at each other but didn’t say anything. They knew that Doyis would most likely be the one who would gather most of the souls in their group.
“Then again, I guess we need to be careful.” Another devil entered the conversation, a female one this time. “Glanvi of the Mephisto Clan isn’t just anyone. After all, the Mephisto Clan tried to get rid of you three to give him a better chance to wrap everything up this time.” She had a very alluring appearance, even with her horns and red eyes. At least for the humanoid form devils, she did.
“Who’s Glanvi? And who are you?” Roan also didn’t know anyone there.
Titia sighed, knowing that the twins came from the Realm of Gods. “Shouldn’t you have researched about the other devils before coming? You had two years to do that, you know?” Nonetheless, she still explained. “Glanvi is the guy from the Mephisto Clan you should pay attention to. As for this woman, her name is Timboa, a member of the Flata Clan. You better not fall for her tricks.”
“Tricks?” Rean looked at Timboa, and for a moment, he felt like he was attracted to her. However, a small jolt passed through Rean’s mind as he quickly recovered. “Oh! Nice to meet you. Let’s both give it our best.”
Timboa looked at Rean in surprise, not expecting him to be so casual.
At the same time, Sister Orb told Rean from the Dimensional Realm. [She tried to use a charming skill on you, Rean.]
Rean nodded in response. ‘I know.’