Chen Rui secretly gave Terdila a thumbs up for putting him into trouble. None of the 2 envoys of the Dark Shadow Empire this time are easy to deal with.
On the surface, Liliz is the good guy while Terdila is the bad guy, but the real move is made by Terdila. With a tacit understanding, these moves worked immediately. Before I figure out how to deal with the conditions of the Dark Shadow Empire, the Dark Moon is already messed up internally first.
Chen Rui’s eyes rolled, “It is said that although Catherine the Great of your empire has been single for many years, she has a soft spot for a man. I wonder if this rumor is true?”
A murderous look suddenly appeared in Terdila’s eyes, “How dare you slander Her Majesty Catherine!”
Chen Rui sneered, “I slander? What proof do you have to say that I’m a member of the Beelzebub Royal Family? I can also say that I’m a member of the Asmodeus Royal Family or a human, do you believe it?”
Terdila said coldly, “A guy who doesn’t even dare to admit his surname is not worthy to be the master of the family. I want to see what storms you can stir in the Fallen Angel Empire.”
Chen Rui shook his head. The truth was always hard to accept. In fact, Catherine was really interested in a man, and that man was indeed human.
Shea’s faint voice sounded, “It’s not the intention of the envoys to instigate our unity this time, right? Aguile is my fiancé, so outsiders don’t have to worry about this. I just want to ask both envoys, is the 3 empires’ peace agreement that Her Majesty Catherine personally participated in the signing still valid?”
“It was Regent Obsidian who signed the contract.” Liliz gave the final answer in one sentence, which was also Catherine’s true attitude.
Chen Rui asked, “This matter is too serious. Can you give us some time to consider?”
This sentence was already deciding for Princess Royal Shea. Stiller and the others changed their faces. Terdila replied, “Liliz and I must get a reply tomorrow morning at the latest. Otherwise, it can only be regarded as lord the Dark Moon rejecting the kindness of our empress.”
“Okay! I will give you an accurate answer tomorrow morning!” Chen Rui replied affirmatively.
Baroco was furious, “Hold on, Aguile! Why do you agree on behalf of Princess Shea!”
Suddenly, there was an immense chill in the hall. A sword appeared in front of Shea out of thin air. It was the Sword of Fallen Angel. The whispering stopped suddenly.
Shea stood up and said, “Aguile’s words are what I meant, so it was decided.”
Although Shea was not an empress yet, in the face of the highest artifact, Baroco and others have no choice but to bow together.
“Gauss, take both envoys to the royal inn to settle down.”
Old Gauss stepped forward and responded, leading Liliz and Terdila out of the hall.
The Sword of Fallen Angel gradually disappeared. Chen Rui saluted, “Princess Shea, I have something to discuss with Madam Athena and Sir Chen Rui. I will come later.”
Shea nodded and gestured the 3 to go out first. Several Demon Overlords’ emotional voices immediately sounded in the hall.
“Princess Royal, who is Aguile actually?!”
“That Terdila said Aguile is the master of Beelzebub. It doesn’t seem like a slander!”
“Even if he is not a member of Beelzebub Royal Family, he might be related to the Dark Shadow Empire. He pretends to defend us, but he actually agreed to the conditions of the Dark Shadow Empire on behalf of Your Highness…” Shea sat quietly on the highest chair and didn’t answer. Soon, the “Aguile” whom everyone condemned appeared in the hall.
The soundproof magic circle seemed to be activated again in the hall as it suddenly became quiet and no sound could be heard.
Time passed by every minute and every second. The light of the 2 moons gradually changed from white to purple.
Under the tranquil moonlight, there were many unsettling hearts.
The serene moonlight began to become slightly dazzling again, although it was not shining enough, it brought light to the entire Demon Realm.
Liliz and Terdila arrived at the palace early in the morning. Before Shea ascended the throne, it was the right time to exert more pressure harder. Once Shea really returned to the capital and ascended the throne, then the whole situation would change drastically.
The army of the Dark Shadow Empire had quickly mobilized to the 2 major points of the Fallen Angel Empire, and they probably would be assembled in 2 days. This was the real reason for giving the deadline for the Dark Moon to “think”. The extra time was for themselves to buffer in order to respond to change.
Outside the palace, Liliz and Terdila met Athena who greeted them. Athena was surrounded by an unfamiliar man and woman who were both Demon Overlords. The power of the green-haired woman was comparable to Terdila. Although the other man did not release his breath, he gave Terdila an intangible terrifying pressure.
Peak stage of the Demon Overlord! Terdila and Liliz exchanged glances quickly, only to hear Athena speak, “Greetings envoys, please come with me.”
Athena’s direction was actually not within the palace, so Liliz asked, “General Athena, where are we going?”
“Doesn’t Her Majesty Catherine want to listen to the lord of the Dark Moon’s reply?” Athena calmly said, “You will understand soon.”
Liliz and Terdila were a little surprised, but they were not worried. In just 1 night, what can Shea come up with? The Dark Moon don’t have the guts to set any traps anyway. Therefore, they immediately followed Athena to the outside.
The Dark Moon City did not suffer the disaster of war. Coupled with Shea’s great victory, the former prosperous situation had been mostly restored. There was an endless stream of residents and businessmen who came and went.
As Athena walked, she asked, “Both envoys, how is the economy of the Dark Moon compared to the Dark Shadow Empire?”
Liliz nodded and said, “The bustling Dark Moon Estate is well-known in the Demon Realm. Although it is not comparable to our Dark Shadow Empire, there are only a handful of estates or cities that can be compared to it. Being able to develop to this extent in such a short time, even inspired all estates to follow suit, the talents of Princess Shea and the general’s lover Sir Chen Rui are really impressive. I’ll say something inappropriate here in private. If general and Sir Chen Rui can switch to our empire, I believe Her Majesty Empress will meet any of your conditions.”
“Thank you Catherine Royal Highness and Madam Liliz for valuing us highly.” Athena smiled slightly, but she did not reply.
This was already a kind of tactful refusal. This attitude was not unexpected by Liliz. If it was so easy to win them over, it would not be Chen Rui or Athena. However, by saying this, it might pave the way for the future.
The group of people walked all the way out of the city gate. They rode the prepared demonic horses to the southern suburbs.
The increasingly ghastly breath made Terdila and Liliz had a look of vigilance in their eyes. Athena spoke up, “Don’t worry, this is the undead army barrack of our Dark Moon.”
Standing at the gate of the undead barrack was the terror knight Pegasus of the intermediate stage of the Demon Overlord. After seeing Athena, he respectfully saluted and let everyone in. Inside was the endless undead army who were all equipped with armor and weapons like the regular army. All of them stood still like corpses as if they were dead. However, Terdila and Liliz knew that as long as the controller gave an order, these undead would become terrifying combat power. The battle of the Dark Moon brought about a huge change in the status of the undead soldiers in military operations. No one dared to underestimate the undead which could only be used as cannon fodders initially.
“What do you think of this undead army plus the 3 legions of the Dark Moon as compared to your empire’s army assembled at Town Leia?”
Terdila’s pupils contracted slightly. He was not Jiang Gan, so of course he would say ‘live up to the reputation’ as the plot of the Romance of the 3 Kingdoms because Athena was already provocative. At this critical moment, provocation meant…
A surprised expression flashed past Liliz’s eyes. She asked calmly, “General Athena, can your words represent the entire Dark Moon Estate?”
At this moment, the sound of fireworks came from the distant Dark Moon City. Some kind of cheering became louder and louder.
Terdila took a step forward and guarded Liliz. A knife-like gaze locked on Athena’s face, “What sound is this? What do you mean?”
“This is the voice of the Dark Moon celebrating. They should have received a magic message. Her Majesty Shea has successfully ascended the throne in the capital. As for Madam Liliz’s previous question…” Athena looked at Terdila directly, “Athena. Wales, representative lord of the Dark Moon, meets 2 envoys.”
Even Terdila and Liliz who were shrewd and deep couldn’t help but lost their composure when they heard Athena’s words.
Then both of them immediately calmed down. Their first reaction was that Athena was deliberately making things look mysterious. This is too unbelievable. Shea is enthroned in the capital? Yesterday afternoon, they even saw Shea and the Sword of Fallen Angel in the palace with their own eyes. It is absolutely impossible to disguise this. In just 1 night, Shea went to the capital and became the empress?
She must be hiding to escape this decision by confusing us. Then, putting up a play to buy time in order to rush to the capital.
Terdila said coldly, “We think too highly of the Princess Royal Highness. She actually used this kind of nasty trick. Even if she hides and refuses to meet us, it’s useless. If there is no answer, Walan Fortress, Red Spirit Estate and Tekula Fortress will be captured by us at the same time the day after tomorrow at the latest. By then, it will be too late for Princess Shea to get the throne that she really wants.”
“It is ridiculous that both of you are acting arrogant and smart, but how ignorant you are actually! Firstly, let me correct your basic mistake, now it is Her Majesty Shea instead of Royal Highness!” Athena knew that these 2 people did not believe, and she sneered, “Just last night, Her Majesty Shea brought several elder families and the royal families’ Demon Overlords to the capital. The enthronement ceremony is held today and she has successfully ascended the throne!”
Seeing the 2 envoys’ uncertain expressions, Athena showed pride, “I believe General Gerant, who left long ago, is about to arrive at Tekula Fortress. Red Spirit’s Lord Josh has returned to the Red Spirit Estate after the decisive battle, and he took the original 3 legions of the capital army. They are currently waiting in the frontier Town Sam. Behind Town Sam is the Town Moling which Kanita has operated for many years. It is extremely hard to attack. Even if it is an army of several times bigger, don’t think of breaking it in a short time. As for the Dark Moon side… I have led you to watch the prosperity of the Dark Moon and the military power of the Dark Moon just now. Isn’t that enough to explain our attitude? I forgot to tell you that Master Guradam has led half of the undead army to the Walan Fortress!”
This is only half of the undead army? Terdila and Liliz both gasped. If what Athena said is true, even if the Dark Shadow Empire is ready to fight and go all out, it will not be possible to take down the 3 key points of the Fallen Angel Empire in a short time.
“Finally, Her Majesty Shea asked me to convey a few original words to both of you. We can afford to fight and we can afford to prolong the fight! As long as the Dark Shadow Empire dares to fight, we dare to take it! Even if it benefits Raizen, I also want to perish together with the Dark Shadow Empire!”
TL: Will Catherine still choose to fight or she has expected this to happen?
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