After a series of marriage refusals and disappearances, ‘Prince Arthur’ had once again become a well-known ‘influential man’ after becoming the grand master.
Soon, the latest news related to this ‘influential man’ – Prince Arthur, who had been missing for a long time, finally appeared in the Golden Estate!
This time, ‘Arthur’ was escorted back to the Golden Estate with the help of the Holy Church, freed from the kidnapping of a mysterious force. For this, the Dragon Bright Empire’s Lex the Great publicly expressed his gratitude to the Holy Church.
According to ‘Arthur’, this experience was an indelible nightmare for him, and his fellow guardians, including his beloved woman, all died in this nightmare.
In addition to the surrounding empire representatives who came to offer condolences, the Blue Glory Empire also sent its resident ambassador to the Dragon Bright Empire to express condolences to Prince ‘Arthur’.
Prince Arthur, who took a long time to return to normal, issued a statement again, publicly apologizing to Princess Landbis, who was refused marriage in public in the Blue Glory Empire. He also donated half of the production line of the magic game helmet to Landbis for free in his own name as compensation.
The magic game helmet was a special standard product designated by the Holy Church. If it was not genuine, it could not be connected to the game illusion, and it was impossible to regularly recharge to buy game time. It could be said that this was a monopolized industry.
Now, Arthur had given up half of the production line for free, which was equivalent to directly handing over a large source of wealth to Princess Landbis. This ‘transfer’ had been approved by the Holy Church.
If one were to disregard ‘feelings’, and only talk about ‘benefits’, it was indeed a good compensation for the biggest victim Princess Landbis. For the Blue Glory Empire that had been asking Arthur for an explanation, it was like having a suitable explanation.
In fact, no one could have imagined that this was not compensation or an explanation, but the terms of the transaction for the ‘unmarried couple’.
As soon as the ‘compensation’ came out, the original ‘Prince Arthur’s love triangle’ story became more and more popular, deriving into multiple versions. The biggest beneficiary was naturally Landbis, who not only won the sympathy of the people after vowing not to marry for life, but she also expressed her stance to many forces and gained more support. The biggest ‘victim’ was the Blue Glory Empire’s Second Prince Victor. Landbis had achieved a major reversal in this marriage rejection farce, and with this wealth, she was even more powerful.
Another second prince who was also saddened was Garfield from the Dragon Bright Empire. Originally occupying the magpie’s nest for many years, he had always regarded the rich Golden Estate as his bane. Unexpectedly, Arthur reappeared after disappearing for 7 years, and immediately took back this big source of income. He also instigated Samuel who was under his command to inflict heavy damage on him (self-assumed). This made 1 of his most important functions not fully recovered until now, which was simply a seething hatred!
It was not that Garfield didn’t do anything, but those tricks had become the laughing stock by now. He could only watch the Golden Estate grow rapidly in the hands of ‘Arthur’.
The more prosperous the Golden Estate was, the more ashamed Garfield felt. When he heard that ‘Arthur’ refused to marry and disappeared in the Blue Glory Empire and his life and death were uncertain, Garfield couldn’t be more ecstatic. He immediately asked Lex the Great to let him manage the Golden Estate ‘on his behalf’.
Not only Garfield, even Luke was also active. The 2 secretly fought many times, but they were all rejected by Lex the Great.
At the last request, Lex the Great’s tone had loosened up a bit. After all, it was impossible for an estate to have no controller for a long time, especially for a large estate like the Golden Estate. Garfield was about to work harder and take the Golden Estate one step ahead of Luke, but at this time, ‘Arthur’ appeared again! Moreover, he actually gave some of the benefits of the Golden Estate to that woman from the Blue Glory Empire! For Garfield, who regarded the Golden Estate as his own, it was simply akin to cutting his flesh.
However, no matter how painful Garfield felt, the appearance of ‘Arthur’ signified that his previous efforts had been in vain. Garfield naturally hated it, but he was helpless.
‘Arthur’ was not only a prince, but also a world-renowned mechanic grand master, and he also had a very close relationship with the church. The brilliance far surpassed Garfield and Luke. Even if there was a marriage rejection, he was still the most popular to inherit the throne. It was not something Garfield could currently shake.
Soon, good news came to Garfield. Lex the Great was very dissatisfied with ‘Arthur’ who ‘privately’ gave half of the production line of the magic helmet to Princess Landbis without his permission. The Golden Estate was the estate of ‘Arthur’, but it was also a part of the Dragon Bright Empire, and the interests of the Golden Estate were also equal to the interests of the Dragon Bright Empire. ‘Arthur”s behavior was equivalent to ‘selling out’ the interests of the empire to other empires because of private factors, which was quite serious.
By convention, both the magic game and the yellow dragon wine belonged to the private property of the Lord ‘Arthur’, not to mention that both of them were promoted and developed by ‘Arthur’ himself. The key factor was that this benefit was too astonishing, which was coveted by many.
For this reason, Lex the Great summoned ‘Arthur’ to Yerodisha, berated him and ordered him to withdraw this decision, but he was rejected by ‘Arthur’ – The transfer of the production line had been publicly announced to the world, and the Holy Church had approved it. He would be disgraced if he went back on his words. ‘Arthur’ did have a sense of guilt for Landbis, so he insisted on making up for her.
The consequence of this insistence was that the relationship between Lex the Great and Prince ‘Arthur’ began to become tense, then Lex the Great sent the Iron Scale Legion to the estate under the name of protecting the safety of the third prince to avoid a repeat of the kidnapping in the Blue Glory Empire event.
‘Arthur’ regained control of the Golden Estate. Although it had promoted the rapid development of the economy, due to the short period of time, the military force in the estate had always been a weak underbelly. The only armed force led by Samuel was composed at the last minute. It was still manageable to maintain law and order and to deter smaller forces. In terms of group combat, it was definitely not an opponent of the regular army. The leader of the Iron Scale Legion stationed in the Golden Estate this time was the Deputy Legion Commander Trinis, who was also the confidant of Second Prince Garfield. Lex’s intentions were quite obvious.
The following series of decrees by Lex the Great had a hint of sanctions on the Golden Estate, including the collection of special high taxes, restrictions on merchant trades, and so on.
Many people had seen the signs. The ‘honeymoon period’ of the reunion of this father and son, , to be more precise, between the ruler and the prince, after being separated for 7 years had passed. The relationship between the 2 would enter a delicate and sensitive stage.
In the family of rulers, it was not uncommon for fathers and sons to fight for power and brothers to kill each other. The majesty of Lex the Great and the absolute rule of the empire were well known, and the ability displayed by Prince ‘Arthur’ was so dazzling, which even overshadowed his father. Hence, it was reasonable for Lex the Great to be wary.
Garfield took the opportunity to say that the magic game and the yellow dragon wine were definitely the most important resources of the Dragon Bright Empire since they were currently popular all over the world. In order to prevent the recurrence of similar ‘gifting of production line’ incidents, ‘Arthur’ should hand over the magic game and the yellow dragon wine to the empire.
This suggestion made Lex the Great intrigued. When he summoned ‘Arthur’ several times, he expressed this intention, either explicitly or implicitly, but these 2 sources of money could be said to be developed by ‘Arthur’. Even if it was another person, it would not be easily handed over, not to mention that there was 1 of the biggest supporters behind him, the Holy Church.
This was the so-called divine right of the king. The king needed the name of God to consolidate his rule and strengthen his power. However, water could carry a boat and it could also capsize it. The divine power that surpassed the king power always made the kings feel scruples. In fact, there was always a contradiction that could not be resolved in theocracy.
The same was true for the relationship between Light Divinity Temple and major empires. The 2 Holy Empires were the worst. Whether it was Lex the Great or Klongter the Great, they all regarded the Holy Church as the biggest threat in their minds and were trying to contain them. Similarly, the Holy Church also wanted to support a completely ‘obedient’ king, so that it could easily spread the light of faith and the control of the church into every corner of the empire.
Sure enough, after ‘Arthur’ was in trouble, the Holy Church, which was closely related to him, immediately sent Cardinal Gralin to visit the Golden Estate, claiming to further strengthen the cooperation with the Golden Estate economically.
The Divinity Temple Knights also visited with Gralin. The purpose was to accept the invitation of ‘Arthur’ to train the soldiers in the estate, improve the combat ability and escort ability in order to avoid repeating the kidnapping incident in the Blue Glory Empire. This reason was actually an amazing ‘coincidence’ with Lex sending the legion into the Golden Estate.
The Holy Church’s statement shocked the Dragon Bright Empire. With such an obvious behavior, it seemed that the Church had the intention to support ‘Arthur’ to become the next ruler.
Garfield was jealous and worried at the same time, but there was also a little bit of joy, because he knew very well the character of the father. The closer ‘Arthur’ was to the church, the farther he was from Lex the Great.
Just when Prince ‘Arthur’ and Lex the Great were in a tense state, another unexpected news quickly spread: The yellow dragon wine and magic game produced by the Golden Estate actually originated from mortal enemies of the human world— the Demon Realm!
This news was said to have been revealed by a trainee who ventured back to the human world after years of training in the Demon Realm.
It was said that the Demon Realm also had a similar magic game, and its popularity far exceeded that of the human world.
The yellow dragon wine, called aromatic millet wine in the Demon Realm, appeared in the Demon Realm a few years ago, just like the magic game!
This statement was not groundless, because the trainer brought a bottle of aromatic millet wine produced by the Demon Realm and a helmet of the magic game. Although it was different from the human world, many aspects were similar!
As soon as this news came out, the whole world was shocked. Many eyes that had been tired of the father-son battle between Lex the Great and Prince ‘Arthur’ had once again focused on the Golden Estate, because the Golden Estate was where these 2 ‘new’ things were released!
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