As many people expected, after Regent Obsidian’s “proposal” was rejected, he was furious. He listed a series of crimes such as the Dark Moon colluding with the Dark Shadow Empire and attacking the Blue Lava Estate, then summoned the various estates of the Fallen Angel Empire to crusade against the traitor. Those who made meritorious deeds would be conferred a title.
But everyone knew that no estate in the empire was the opponent of the Dark Moon. Even when the Red Spirit Estate and the Blue Lava Estate teamed up back then, they had a disastrous end. Only the White Feather Estate of the 4 major estates still retained their strength.
Not to mention that White Feather Estate and the Dark Moon seemed to have some kind of agreement. There was no possibility of winning just by comparing the strength of both sides.
If all the remaining estates unite and go all out, even if they could defeat the Dark Moon, they would pay a heavy price. But this kind of situation was impossible to happen, so no one wanted to be the cannon fodder. Especially because of the problem of the fundraising money, many estates were now living in poverty. How could they stand the loss of war?
In spite of the temptation of a title, one must have the ability and fate to obtain it.
Once Obsidian’s summon was issued, before it was echoed by the various estates in the empire, the Dark Moon had immediately refuted and condemned the “crimes” listed by Obsidian. They also sent countless “pamphlets” to the capital and each estate which made the issue known by everyone in the empire.
The Dark Shadow Empire had an alliance relationship with the Fallen Angel Empire. On this basis, the Dark Moon formed a twin town with the Bloody Vine Flower Estate of the Dark Shadow Empire based on the principle of friendship and mutual benefit. Moreover, the agreement signed publicly by both parties did not betray the interests of the empire. The so-called collusion was groundless and purely nonsense.
As for the attack on the Blue Lava Estate, it was a distortion of the truth. It was precisely because Obsidian owed the fundraising money that caused the Blue Lava Estate to be in chaos, so the Dark Moon went to help the Blue Lava Estate regardless of past feud for the sake of the empire’s stability by settling the rebels and assisting the ascendance of the new lord. The Dark Moon also assisted the Blue Lava Estate to develop land and stabilize the economy. The people of the Blue Lava Estate now had a stable life and the economy was growing day by day. This was the best explanation.
After refuting the “crimes” listed by the capital one by one, the Dark Moon unabashedly countered the various crimes of Regent Obsidian.
1. Ingratitude. Seized the throne passed by the elder brother, Lord of Midnight Sun, to Crown Prince Grimm. Self-appointed as the regent; imprisoned and suppressed the royal family member of Midnight Sun. The funny thing was that he still hadn’t been recognized by the Sword of Fallen Angel. Even the royal artifact denied this usurper.
2. Habitually greedy. Did not hesitate to use the despicable means of fundraising to defraud the wealth of various estates and families. To this day, most of the fundraising money was still in arrears and had not been repaid, making the lives of various lords difficult and the people miserable.
3. Shameless. Openly forcing his nephew’s daughter to be his wife, shaming the entire Lucifer Royal Family.
4. Eliminate non-conformist. Secretly harm members of the elder family which triggered various internal strife.
These crimes were more legit than the vague gimmicks listed by the capital. Each crime was a hit to Obsidian’s vulnerable points. The first and second crimes alone made him unable to refute.
The Sword of Fallen Angel was Obsidian’s main headache for many years, and it was also the biggest obstacle preventing him from officially becoming an emperor. Meanwhile, the fundraising money was the source of his current distress. Except for the third point, the following crimes were hardly linked to the Dark Moon alone, but all of them were true. It was enough to arouse the indignation of all the estates and families in the empire.
Many elder families had begun to question some well-known old cases related to their own interests. The capital’s voice had begun to become uncoordinated before they started to touch the Dark Moon.
In fact, it was common for the upper level of an empire to be involved in nasty means and darkness. Wiping out families in order to consolidate the ruling was not a new matter. However, keeping it in the dark was different from being in the light. This was due to the fact that Isabella had previously controlled the capital’s secret intelligence department, so she had a large amount of unknown insider information at hand. Now everything was divulged, catching Obsidian off guard.
The southern estate, represented by the Blue Lava Estate, stood up first and expressed its firm support for the Dark Moon. The Dark Moon supported the ascendance of Sumen, the real power holder of the Blue Lava Estate. As for the little lord, aside from being fake, he was basically a puppet.
The “opposition” led by General George took the opportunity to strongly criticize Obsidian’s actions. However, at this time, the White Feather Estate Lord Sicali where the Warlock Fortress was located had a conflict with General George. Obviously, Sicali did not respond to the capital’s crusade on the surface, but he used practical actions to restrain General George, Shea’s biggest supporter. The capital sent a large number of troops to the White Feather Estate to prevent changes. At present, the Bloody Empire was still harassing them at the border. With his back against the enemy, George couldn’t lead the army to the south, but the White Feather Estate did not dare to advance either. The two sides were in a stalemate for now.
The verbal fight was just to make the attack justifiable. After Obsidian was defeated in this regard, he finally revealed his true colors. In the name of the regent of the empire, he announced that he would conquer the Dark Moon personally. He ordered the estates to send troops to form the coalition army to wipe out the rebel.
This kind of order was unlike the previous summon. Those who refused to send troops would be regarded as an accomplice of the Dark Moon.
As soon as Obsidian announced that he would personally lead the troops, Josh, who was maintaining a low profile while rehabilitating in the Red Spirit Estate, was the first to respond. He expressed his willingness to follow the regent to crusade the Dark Moon. Subsequently, all the estates expressed their determination to send troops, even the smallest estate was no exception. As for whether they would dispatch the elites, it would depend on each estate’s calculation.
The assembly of the army was not so simple. Obsidian also considered the Dark Shadow Empire behind the Dark Moon, so he sent an envoy to declare that the cause of this incident was an rejected marriage proposal, which was a family matter of the Lucifer Royal Family. He requested the Dark Shadow Empire to comply with the alliance agreement between the two empires so as not to interfere in the internal affairs of the Fallen Angel Empire. After some negotiations, a preliminary consensus was reached. As for the amount of benefits and the price paid, only the higher levels of the Dark Shadow Empire and Obsidian knew.
In fact, the Dark Shadow Empire did not sign an agreement with the Dark Moon for mutual assistance such as war. Obsidian was purely offering benefits for free. Catherine the Great would naturally not refuse it.
After getting the promise of the Dark Shadow Empire, Obsidian was determined. He followed the advice of the Red Spirit Estate’s Lord Josh and used various means to severely suppress some of the elder family who were tempted by the “crimes” listed by the Dark Moon in order to avoid trouble from within during the war.
Although these actions won the Dark Moon valuable preparation time, they still caused quite a huge panic. A large number of foreign businesses evacuated, and many residents relocated. This time, it was more than the war of lords. An empire use all its power to deal with an estate. It was a war with an almost predictable outcome. The capital also reached an agreement with the Dark Shadow Empire who “backed” the Dark Moon.
The turbulent situation was also within the expectation of the Dark Moon upper levels. As things had progressed to this point now, it would be a battle anyway, so the people who stayed basically held a certain belief.
The Dark Moon’s ally, General Crawford, the lord of the Bloody Vine Flower Estate, urgently sent a secret messenger to the Dark Moon, explaining the decision of the Dark Shadow Empire not to interfere in the Dark Moon dispute. However, Crawford kept in mind his personal friendship with Shea’s and the grace of helping his only son, Monroe, so he sent a group of elite goblin warriors to the Dark Moon to support them.
The combat power of the goblin was extremely low. Those who could be called warriors or even elite warriors were definitely not ordinary goblins. In addition to crafting talents such as manufacturing and assembling parts, their most outstanding talent was to operate machinery. For example, the same magic crystal cannon would be 30% more accurate and powerful when operated by the elite goblin warriors. This 30% was quite amazing for a heavy magic weapon with great lethality.
This was precisely the precious “resource” that the Dark Moon lacked. Just like the 1,000-men magician legion, Crawford’s timely help was certainly due to personal friendship, but the bigger reason was that his only son, Monroe, insisted on staying in the Dark Moon Army.
Monroe, who was currently being “wanted” by the Dark Shadow Empire, changed his name and officially joined the Flame Legion of the Dark Moon as the commander of the magician legion.
Feyman, the intermediate stage of the Demon Emperor guard, who had recovered, accompanied him to protect him. Fini was hired as a female officer of the Dark Moon palace, and she learned mechanic skills from Master Xingxing. The young couple was finally together, and they were very grateful to Shea.
With the arrival of the elite goblin warriors, the first thing that came to Chen Rui’s mind was not the magic crystal cannon, but the production of the goldman. Originally, the production of the goldman was already in steady progress, but after the capital’s proposal happened, the demand for the goldman during the upcoming war surged, and the speed seemed unsatisfactory. With this batch of goblin warriors, the production speed would be greatly accelerated.
This time, the all out war with the capital would be a huge test which was related to the future fate of the Dark Moon and Chen Rui. Therefore, he must calculate each power that could be used. As the earth elementals in the Earth Realm were upgrading with the help of Fertile Yuan Soil, they could not provide any help. Furthermore, the principle of elementals was not to intervene in the ordinary disputes of the Demon Realm.
Guradam at Town Yankou used the undead of the ancient battlefield to restore his power and build a large number of troops. The 100,000 Blue Lava Army that were devoured later, plus the weapons and equipment provided by Chen Rui, was definitely a very terrifying combat power. More importantly, no one knew about the power of this force.
The 3 legions, Red Blood, Flame Light, and Moon Shadow, were the strongest main forces of the Dark Moon on the surface. Among them, Medusa and wyvern had been exposed, but the magician legion and elite goblin warriors funded by the Bloody Vine Flower Estate were still hidden in the dark. On the surface, the Dark Moon just had a small team of magicians with less than 100 people.
Taurens were the main force of equipment manufacturing. At the same time, they were also a strong combat team, but Chen Rui did not intend to use them until the last minute.
The Dark Moon’s military reformation began as early as the war of lords. There were people like “political commissars” in groups of all sizes. They maintained the absolute loyalty and obedience of the army to Shea which was crucial to the stability of the morale of the military.
The devil fruit stocked in the Super System Galaxy Garden had all been emptied, and the Aura Value had only 4 digits left due to the redemption. After screening and elimination, the necessary strengthening of individuals or elite units had been completed. They would be in the strongest state to face the great test that was coming.
After a period of time, the disorder of the Dark Moon had gradually calmed down. Most of the people who were left behind were the Dark Moon people who were born and raised in the Dark Moon and were unwilling to escape from their homeland. The people were looking forward to the word repeatedly emphasized in Shea’s speech, “Miracle”.
Now that they had withstood the tremendous pressure, it all boiled down to whether they could truly create a miracle.
Hmmm, it would be a ‘miracle’ for Regen Obsidian to win.
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