In the third general mansion, the sudden change in the birthday party shocked everyone.
Second Prince Edmund used the assassination incident to blame the great prince, then he pulled out the “dead” confidant of the great prince to testify. Subsequently, just as the confidant was about to confess everything, the incident took a turn for the worse, Young Prince Teris suddenly stabbed Aegru from his back.
Second Prince Edmund was the most surprised. Although killing Aegru in front of Raizen was tantamount to confession without duress, he was still wary of Aleus. It was just that he didn’t expect Teris was the one who attacked.
Not only Edmund, no one would have imagined that the third general’s birthday party would become like this.
From the beginning to the end, Raizen watched all this with cold eyes, even if Teris stabbed Aegru to death, he didn’t intend to stop it. It was just like his usual bystander attitude toward the battle of the princes.
However, since Teris killed Aegru who was about to testify in the presence of Raizen the Great, he must give an explanation for it no matter what.
“I am the mastermind of the assassination.” Teris said calmly. If the scene was considered silent because of the shock just now, it was now a bombshell that would stir up a thousand waves. There was clamor in an instant.
Aleus was surprised again as he looked at his younger brother of the same mother in disbelief.
“Reason?” A cold voice overwhelmed all the whispers, and the surrounding area suddenly became quiet again. This was Raizen’s voice.
This was also the question in everyone’s mind. Great Prince Aleus wants to send someone to kill Second Prince Edmund in order to get rid of his biggest enemy fighting for the throne, so why does Young Prince Teris do this?
“It seems that I can only tell the truth.” Teris looked at Tiffany aside and sighed, “Because I like the lady Ms. Tiffany very much. This is the first woman I feel strongly about in my life. I cannot tolerate Second Prince Edmund’s covet of her.”
Tiffany was stunned for a moment. She subconsciously covered her mouth, “You…”
Teris looked deeply at the panic in Tiffany’s beautiful eyes, and he nodded, “I really like you very much; even to the point of unable to extricate myself.”
Tiffany shook her head while retreating… She suddenly turned around, ran away, and disappeared at the gate in an instant.
Chen Rui frowned slightly. Second Prince Edmund and this Teris are both interested in Tiffany?
The surrounding nobles and important officials had different looks… For this absurd reason? For a noble lady?
Not to mention these people, even Edmund himself didn’t believe it. This youngest brother was not a reckless hot-headed character, but a stunning sage and genius!
Many people immediately turned their eyes to Great Prince Aleus again. Could it be that…
“Hmph!” Raizen snorted. He actually exuded a hint of murderous vibe, “I’m very disappointed in you.”
“Anyway, I, the disappointing son, have always let my father down.” Looking at the direction where Tiffany’s disappeared, Teris gave a sorrowful laugh and said nothing, but everyone present understood what he implied. Raizen the Great advocated strength the most. Although Teris was an unparalleled genius in other aspects, he was mediocre in training. Otherwise, even if Aleus and Edmund joined forces, they would not be able to match him.
Seeing Teris’ bleak smile, many people couldn’t help showing sympathy to this young prince. Putting aside other matters, the assassination alone was very fishy. No matter what the inside story is, Teris has apparently taken all the blame by himself.
“I’m willing to accept the punishment as it should be… I’ll go to the Dark Furnace to think behind closed doors for half a year. Please allow me, father.
The princes such as Edmund and Aleus were taken aback at the same time. The Dark Furnace was an extremely dangerous royal secret place that contained extremely manic dark power. Although the Mammon Royal Family with [Dark Mastery] could borrow this dark power to speed up training, it was equally dangerous. manny Mammon Royal Family died in it. Even when Aleus broke through Demon Overlord back then, he only went behind closed doors for a month. Teris had just advanced to the early stage of the Demon Emperor now, but he asked for half a year right away. It was absolutely life-threatening… This was really not training, but a real punishment that was extremely strict.
Raizen’s eyes narrowed as he took a deep look at Teris. “Okay, this is your own chosen path.”
“Father!” Aleus finally spoke. In the eyes of the officers, it was a little late to speak… Your brother became the scapegoat for you, and you only speak now?
Raizen didn’t give him a chance to continue. He glanced at Aleus, and Aleus felt a terrifying breath enveloped him. His mouth opened, but he was actually oppressed to the point that he couldn’t say a word.
“Whoever dared to divulge what happened today will die.” Raizen said indifferently and suddenly got up, “Go back to the palace!”
Most of the people present were noble people including the princes. No one dared to doubt Raizen’s words.
When Edmund passed by Aleus who hadn’t gotten rid of the terrifying power, he snorted and lowered his voice, “It’s lucky for you to have such a brother, but unfortunately there is no next time!”
As soon as Raizen and the princes left, the other officers and nobles also left. A birthday party just ended on a sour note.
Third General Adelaide lost his smile. He sent away the last guest, and he returned to the spacious yard. Looking at the 2 purple moons above his head, he rubbed his face that was about to stiffen from smiling. His heart was extremely depressed. No one would expect this birthday party which should be lively initially turned into such a court farce.
(I just want to hold a PARTY. Who did I offend?)
What happened today was thought-provoking. It may involve the balance of power among several princes, and may even become a turning point in establishing the heir to the throne in the future. My current team should be the side of Second Prince Edmund, but…
Just as Adelaide was thinking, a confidant servant approached and handed him a letter. Adelaide took the letter and ordered his servant to retreat. After opening it to read, he frowned. With a slight force of his hand, the letter suddenly turned into ashes.
At this moment, Adelaide had a warning hunch. He saw a person in cloak suddenly appear in his yard. Adelaide still couldn’t see his face in the bright moonlight. He seemed to be wearing some kind of mask.
“Who are you?” Adelaide was shocked. The defense in the inner city is extremely tight. My third general mansion is full of traps and protective magic circles. Even Demon Overlords cannot easily break in. This person can actually appear in front of me without alerting any traps or magic circles. Besides his unpredictable strength, I’m afraid he has some special abilities.
He really guessed it correctly. The reason how the cloaked man appeared in front of Adelaide silently was because of a special ability, [Star Gate].
Chen Rui had long wanted to find the third general alone to “discuss” some issues. He happened to accompany his “teacher,” Master Nate, to Adelaide’s birthday party, so he entered easily.
The water element magic [Time and Space Gate] also had a similar effect. It had a time limit, but it did not limit the number of people using it. In other words, as long as time permits, he could take other people across the [Time and Space Gate], but this water element magic actually had numerous limitations.
First of all, the distance was strictly limited. It was proportional to the magic power of the caster. Then there must be enough water sources around the destination, and this kind of magic was easily disturbed. It couldn’t be activated in places with a large number of magic circles such as the general’s mansion. It would cause space chaos, and the user might be teleported to an inexplicable place or even an unknown space. Meanwhile, [Star Gate] did not have this restriction at all. Except occasionally it couldn’t be used in special environments such as the Demi-God territory, there were generally no prohibitions. Especially now that he had 2 star points, the application had become more flexible and convenient.
“Sir general, it doesn’t matter who I am. What is important is the matter that I came to ask you about.”
If it was normal days, Adelaide would have already punched him, but now it happened to be after the unexpected incident at his birthday party. Therefore, he thought of the usual methods of a certain department of the Bloody Empire. Adelaide couldn’t help but feel suspicious and asked tentatively, “Secret intelligence department?”
Chen Rui originally wanted to use force, but he did not expect Adelaide to have a “beautiful” misunderstanding. He nodded and imitated Mentila’s tone at the time and said, “I’m sorry, sir general. I can’t answer you further because of the work restrictions. I hope that our discussion will only be between the 2 of us without being disturbed by anyone.”
Adelaide knew that this kind of “conversation” should not be heard by outsiders. When he made a hand gesture, some of his subordinates whom he had summoned with some secret method suddenly moved away. They looked well-trained.
Chen Rui also felt secretly wary of these sudden emergences of subordinates. It is worthy of being the third general mansion. There are many secret protection forces. If I rush to make a move just now, I’m afraid that it will take a lot of effort.
“Well, even if you want to kill me now, those dark guards won’t come near here again.” Adelaide said with a bit of sarcasm, “If you have questions, you can talk about it now, but let me remind you in advance that my time and patience are limited.”
Judging from the power of this person, he should be at a high-level in the secret intelligence department. Although the secret intelligence department had great power, Adelaide was not only the royal family member, he was also the third general of the empire’s military, so his words were still not polite.
Chen Rui, the fake secret department staff, definitely didn’t care about these details. He said, “The general has some humor. The first question is, where was sir general on the day the second prince was assassinated?”
This was obviously a misleading suspicion. Adelaide snorted and said coldly, “You should ask those secret agents in your secret intelligence department about this! Not me!”
“Then… Let’s go straight to the point, why kill the people who are close to Ms. Tiffany?”
This question surprised Adelaide. Suspicion flashed through his gaze, “Isn’t this… cooperating with your secret intelligence department’s actions?”
The mastermind is the secret intelligence department?
Chen Rui thought that it was the secret department’s team leader, Mentila, who attacked him at the beginning, and he was slightly surprised. Adelaide asked back, “What rank are you in the secret intel demon?”
“It seems that… sir general has already suspected me.” Chen Rui was already not expecting a happy ending tonight, and the Star Power in his body started to spin at high speed. “I’m thinking about another matter now. ”
Adelaide’s body also began to emit a strong dark breath. His expression became colder and colder, “Oh?”
“That is…… Those at the outside will not approach here even if the general really dies in my hands?” As soon as Chen Rui finished speaking, his figure instantly appeared in front of Adelaide. He cut Adelaide’s head with the blade-like sharp qi.
“Courting death!” Adelaide had felt that the power breath of this mysterious enemy was only the early stage of the Demon Emperor. There was a considerable gap from him who was at the peak stage of the Demon Emperor. This person was definitely not a secret intelligence department member. He was almost deceived just now, so he couldn’t help but get angry.
Today, I must take down this bold guy personally. I can’t solve the hatred in my heart if I don’t skin him and tear him into pieces!
Adelaide reached out and grabbed toward Chen Rui’s palm. He was deliberately trying to cripple the opponent’s palm, but a feeling of danger suddenly surged in his heart. Years of combat experience made him immediately make the most correct judgment. He changed his grasp into a fist to punch toward the back of the [Aura Blade]. Although [Aura Blade]’s was extremely sharp, the “back of the blade” couldn’t hurt people. This punch happened to disperse the intangible sword qi away. A thin crack appeared on the ground beside Adelaide suddenly. They were astonishingly deep. It could be seen how sharp this “blade” was.
Adelaide was slightly surprised. If he didn’t react quickly and changed his move at the last minute, his entire palm would be in danger of being cut off. It seems that the opponent’s talent is quite terrifying, but it is only talent. The huge gap in power cannot be completely compensated by talent.
However, after only a few rounds of fighting, Adelaide had already felt the strangeness of the opponent’s strength. This guy whose strength level is only the early stage of the Demon Emperor seems harder than dealing with than Bubowa in the training field last time. He put away his underestimation immediately.
Adelaide shifted his mind and activated his territory power. In an instant, the overwhelming black sky spread out.
Although in Adelaide’s consciousness, he could still get rid of this opponent without territory power, he did not want to prolong the fight. He would deal with the minor opponent with all his strength. It is a crucial time now. I must take down this suspicious guy as soon as possible to avoid further complicating the problem!
Adelaide’s power was stronger than Hemos of the intermediate stage of the Demon Emperor who was killed by Chen Rui in Town Lupin. He was slightly inferior to Helor of later stage of the Demon Emperor, but Chen Rui was currently in his normal state. It was difficult to fight if he relied only on his early stage of the Demon Emperor power.
Now that the opponent cast his territory, Chen Rui immediately felt that the power in his body showed tremendous irregular and turbulent states as if it would burst out from his body or it would lose control and flow backward. This was due to the effect of the intricate and strange “black lines”.
Chen Rui realized black lines in the [Black Silk Territory] he saw in the training field last time was actually the fusion and interweaving of countless high-speed power rotations. Just like water droplets gathering to become a river, they became a terrifying territory power.
Just cutting one or a few silk couldn’t affect the entire territory.
This kind of territory combined the most bizarre bloodline talent, [Light of Sin], in the Mammon Royal Family. It could continuously weaken and reduce the opponent’s strength by itself. It seemed that Adelaide was planning to end the battle quickly.
Coincidentally, Chen Rui also had the same thoughts. This is Adelaide’s place. Although those who are ordered to retreat may not be here immediately, lest the delay will cause changes, it is better to resolve the battle quickly.
Would Chen Rui try out his new abilities here?
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