Bloodmist Valley was located in the forest at the south of the Red Spirit Estate. The terrain was dangerous. It was a base built by Josh with great effort for many years. It was originally intended to restrain and monitor Town Mordo that was under Joseph’s control. Later, after Joseph was dead in the war of lords, this base was used as a strategic buffer zone for the Dark Moon. Kanita was in charge of it.
The trek made it almost impossible for the Magic Shadow knights, who had been plagued by injuries and exhaustion, to hold on. Fortunately, the new force of the Red Spirit Estate played a role. Under Kanita’s order, they supported each other and took out some stretchers to carry the wounded soldiers to march forward without giving up any soldiers. This greatly improved Nesta’s impression of Kanita.
The group finally passed through the forest and entered the base at the Bloodmist Valley.
This was Kanita’s station. He immediately ordered the people to set up a pot to cook in the field and arrange for the treatment of the wounded and rest matters. Those injured cavalries and horses had been properly handled. “Sir Kanita, thanks to you this time.” Because Kanita’s identity was the heir to the Red Spirit Estate, so Nesta’s title was very polite. “I appreciate your capabilities very much. If I can get forgiveness from Royal Highness Regent this time, I will recommend you in front of Royal Highness.”
“Thank you, general! Please directly call me by my name…” Kanita was overjoyed and bowed, “General is a famous general in the empire. I have always admired general and hope to have the opportunity to work under general in the future.”
Nesta nodded, but he sighed, “I don’t know if I’m still qualified to command the Magic Shadow Legion. This failure is a painful lesson. What I don’t understand is that my attack was carried out immediately after Royal Highness Obsidian’s order. Besides the legion members, only a few people knew about it, but the Dark Moon seemed to have insight into the raid long ago. They set a trap to lead me in.”
“The ‘few people’ mentioned by general include me and my father right?” Kanita also sighed and smiled bitterly, “I understand what general meant. I’m now one of the suspects of the Dark Moon’s spy. The action just now was only to disguise my identity.”
If there were insiders around now, they would definitely despise Kanita’s acting skills. It’s too pretentious! It’s too superficial. A fine script of playing hard to get is actually acted out so miserably and superficially.
“You have misunderstood. You and sir lord is ruled out.” This timely assistance greatly improved Nesta’s impression of Kanita, so he immediately shook his head, “Although the legion members are all selected and trained by me, there are 20,000 people after all. It’s difficult to say whether there is a spy. However, it can also be someone close to sir lord.
Although this general of the capital commanded his troops well and was also considered courageous, he had not engaged in political struggle after all. In a sense, he was not ruthless enough. If it was Ms. Secret Intelligence, everyone would be included in the scope of suspicion. She would rather kill by mistake than let them go.
“In fact, there is no need to speculate because the answer is near us.” Kanita suddenly thought of something, “General should remember that we brought back a captive this time, right?”
Nesta’s eyes lit up, “You mean…”
“That guy is now in the water magic prison of the Bloodmist Valley. Let alone escape, I have even sealed the trick of suicide. By the way, the maid has already prepared food. General should eat something first, treat the injury, take a break for a while, then let’s interrogate him together.”
A few hours later, Nesta followed Kanita to a prison that was transformed into a cave. Considering the confidentiality, Nesta did not bring any legion members in. Kanita also specifically ordered the guard at the door not to allow anyone to enter.
The 2 walked into the prison and went all the way down the stairs, and they saw the captured great demon Hardi in the lower level of the dungeon.
The dim magic lamp of the dungeon reflected the ghastly glow in Nesta’s eyes. This person is one of the main reasons for my failure. The terrifying trap caused me to lose three-quarters of the legion’s troops. I personally trained every soldier. Seeing them buried in the flames of arrow rain and magic crystal cannons hurt me as if my limbs are broken off.
However, this is not the time to vent anger. I must dig out more important matters from the captive’s mouth.
Nesta didn’t make a sound, but he slowly expanded his momentum, forming a strong mental pressure on Hardi. Kanita retreated to the dungeon’s door in cooperation to not interrupt him.
Seeing Hardi seemed to be overwhelmed by oppression, Nesta slowly dissipated the pressure. He said, “No matter what your real name is, I should praise you, you did a good job! The Dark Moon ambush caused my legion to lose 15,000 elites. Your contribution is indispensable.”
“The ‘indispensable contribution’ that general said should be a thousand cuts on me right?” Feeling the pressure dropped, Hardi gasped for a while and smiled mockingly.
“It seems like you are quite stubborn.” Nesta nodded appreciatively, “As long as you provide something of sufficient value, I can guarantee your life safety and even money and status.”
Hardi sneered, “This time your failure is equivalent to a hard slap on Obsidian’s face. For the prestige of the coalition army and for the furious Royal Highness Regent’s own reputation, you are just a scapegoat who will get a heavy sentence. How can you protect my life or interests?”
“It turns out you are not only stubborn, but also a sensible person.” Nesta’s momentum changed, “Tell me what I want to know, and I can give you a quick way to die. Otherwise… I think you should understand what you will face. “
“A living hell?”
Hardi’s composure was beyond Nesta’s expectation. This lowly figure of only Demon King level actually made Nesta feel a sense of unease.
“General Nesta, before I say what you want to know, there are a few words that I need to say first. Regent Obsidian’s perverse and shameless behavior caused the entire empire to complain; on the other hand, the Princess Royal Highness of the Dark Moon has distinguished talent and put people to good use. In less than 10 years as a lord, the Dark Moon has got rid of poverty and backwardness to become the most powerful estate in the empire. Who is the most suitable ruler of the empire and who will lead the Fallen Angel Empire and Lucifer Royal Family to a further path, as a famous general of the empire from the Lucifer Royal Family, you should understand in your heart. You were also once a member of the Lord of Midnight Sun army, why not choose a master who is truly worthy of assistance?”
Nesta said without hesitation, “What you said sounds sensible, but unfortunately it’s useless! I can go from a small cavalry leader to the current legion commander thanks to the promotion of the Royal Highness Regent. I have sworn my allegiance to the Royal Highness Obsidian with my blood and long sword. I will never betray him regardless of the situation! I won’t support the little girl of the Dark Moon, even if she is the bloodline of the Lord of Midnight Sun!”
Hardi frowned and said, “General’s loyalty is admirable, but to the general, the Lucifer Royal Family, the Fallen Angel Empire, or even to Prince Obsidian himself, this kind of blind loyalty is not necessarily…”
“Even if Royal Highness Obsidian walks on a path of no return, I, Nesta. Lucifer, will follow him!” Nesta coldly interrupted Hardi’s persuasion. The chill in his eyes became even more intense. “This is ridiculous. A mere captive is actually persuading me to switch sides! Your nonsense time has passed. Now, you have 10 seconds to consider how to confess valuable matters. Otherwise, I will make you regret for not finding the opportunity to commit suicide sooner!”
“Understood.” Hardi sighed indifferently, “It turns out to be Obsidian’s diehard follower. What a pity, then there is only another way for you to contribute to the Dark Moon. After all, the activation time for that thing is almost up… Kanita, are you ready to die?”
Nesta was taken aback, and he glanced at Kanita who was guarding the door. He thought Hardi had some kind of secret technique to break out of the magic prison to kill Kanita, so he immediately channeled his Demon Emperor-level power in preparation to stop Hardi at any time.
However, with this channeling, Nesta’s expression suddenly changed. His power that was full just now disappeared as if it was taken away by something.
Kanita’s calm voice sounded as if to say a trivial thing, “I’m ready, my master, my value is over.”
If Nesta was surprised just now, it would be startled right now: Master?
And even facing “death” so calmly?
“When you were having a meal, I had already set up this dungeon a little bit. Even if it collapsed, the people outside would not see or hear anything… Uh, please forgive me as I asked Kanita to add a little extra seasoning to the food. It will only make your power temporarily disappear for 10 minutes, but these 10 minutes are enough to complete many matters including the decision of life and death.”
As the indifferent voice of “Hardi” sounded, the dungeon’s water surface quickly swirled, forming a reverse vortex under the action of a certain force field. it slowly lifted his whole person out.
“It turns out…” Nesta’s hands trembled not because of fear but because of shock. At this moment, he already understood many matters.
“From general’s expression, you have guessed something. In fact, the bodies at the Moonlight Fortress were all arranged long ago. The soldiers who were killed were actually death row prisoners…” ‘Hardi’ looked at Nesta who was desperately gathering his strength. Hardi shook his head and said, “Stop wasting your effort. Even if you did not lose your intermediate stage of the Demon Overlord’s power, you will not be my opponent.”
An extremely dazzling white light suddenly appeared on ‘Hardi’s’ body while he was talking. In Nesta’s impression, even the 2 moons with the strongest daylight was not as bright as this white light. The powerful breath revealed in the light made the despair in Nesta’s eyes even more intense: This level has exceeded the Demon Emperor realm!
This man is right, even in my optimal state, I am definitely not his opponent.
The figure of “Hardi” in the white light seemed to have undergone a certain change. An armor surging with strange and huge power covered his whole body. A strange mask on the visor gradually emerged. This mask was a bit familiar as if he had seen it in some kind of illustration book.
At the same time, Nesta caught a glimpse of Kanita, who was guarding the door, suddenly fell to the ground without any signs of life. As he said earlier, he was dead.
To die so indifferently and without hesitation, it is not like a master-servant contract, but… like a puppet…
Yes! That mask!
“Who are you!” Nesta’s expression suddenly became extremely horrified as a terrifying hypothesis rose to his mind.
The figure in the starlight did not answer. When he slowly stretched out his hand, Nesta felt his body tighten and the sky spun around him. He lost consciousness in the blink of an eye.
Can this puppetry fool the eyes of Regent Obsidian?
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