2 days later, astonishing news circulated in the streets. The Demon Realm’s top veteran mechanic master Fonsaq, who had been missing for many years, suddenly appeared in the Fallen Angel Capital and joined the Fallen Angel Empire’s Mechanic Association!
Fonsaq was the top leather master of the Demon Realm. He was once the top person of the Bloody Empire’s Mechanic Association. He won the admiration of the entire mechanics industry. Later, he gave up his long position to the newly joined duo-specialized mechanic master, Nate. Nate was known as the top mechanic master of the Demon Realm, but the reason for this title was that he was duo-specialized in metal and leather, so he won the first place with the rule of masters contest. In terms of crafting leather alone, he was inferior to Fonsaq.
After Fonsaq gave up his position as the chairman, he devoted himself to researching, but he died suddenly more than 10 years ago. Countless mechanics felt that it was a pity. However, in the past 2 years, a major event in the Bloody Empire’s mechanics world had caused a sensation in the Demon Realm.
A teenager named Richard with a talent of mutated magic eyes joined the Bloody Empire’s Mechanic Association and became Nate’s apprentice. However, this Richard was Fonsaq’s apprentice, and he sacrificed himself to expose Nate’s true face to everyone.
Fonsaq was actually persecuted by Nate and fled the Bloody Empire because Nate wanted to devour his skills with evil sorcery! After Fonsaq’s “death”, some geniuses died or disappeared inexplicably, all of them were harmed by Nate!
This aroused the anger of all the mechanics of the Demon Realm. Nate, whose reputation was ruined, was nearly killed by a group beating in the Bloody Empire’s Mechanic Association. The Bloody Empire’s Lord Raizen ordered the removal of Nate from all positions and imprisoned him. Fonsaq was finally vindicated.
This incident showed that Fonsaq did not die. The people originally thought he would return to the Bloody Empire, but they did not expect him to actually join the Fallen Angel Empire’s Mechanic Association!
The Mechanic Association of the Fallen Angel Empire was weaker than the other 2 empires. Firstly, there was no such background as the ancient magic tower and the Book Collection Hall which caused a large loss of talent. Secondly, there were no top masters such as Anderson and Nate. Thirdly, the old president Riconk was once a teacher of Crown Prince Grimm. Not only did he not get the strong support of the ruler, but he also suffered from Obsidian’s suspicion and suppression from time to time.
Now that Obsidian was dethroned, Crown Prince Grimm’s daughter, Shea, became empress. With the addition of top-notch masters like Fonsaq at this time, it was a boost of confidence for the mechanics of the Fallen Angel Empire. Even the mechanics at the bottom level were inexplicably excited.
Fonsaq did not come alone, but he also brought a mysterious friend with him. This mysterious man wore a cloak which faintly showed his old face. He was a master of metal proficiency, named Simon, whose realm was not below Fonsaq. He also had considerable attainments in accessories proficiency. The 2 top masters were leather master and metal master respectively, and they only took 1 day to convince all the masters with absolute strength. If the mechanics world of the Dark Shadow Empire or the Bloody Empire hadn’t had this effect, it was because the mechanics world of the Fallen Angel Empire had gradually declined over the years. The participation of the top masters was nothing short of a timely help.
Although the Alchemist Association was a public organization of the 3 major empires, the president of this empire was determined by the royal family. Riconk had previously requested to resign as the president several times because of his old age. However, because he was highly respected and was the pillar of the Mechanic Association, Obsidian was also afraid that the Fallen Angel Empire’s Mechanic Association, which was originally sluggish, would plummet, so he had not been approved. With the arrival of Fonsaq, Riconk once again asked for resignation from the new Empress Shea, and he finally got the permission. Master Fonsaq, who was recommended by Riconk, naturally became the new president of the Fallen Angel Empire’s Mechanic Association.
In fact, the process was not as simple as the result. There were still some obstacles in the middle. However, with the help of Shea, Riconk, and others, the obstacles were resolved 1 by 1. Fonsaq succeeded in becoming the president and the high rank consultant of the palace at the same time. The former president, Riconk’s high rank consultant of the palace’s position remained unchanged. With Fonsaq’s reputation and Riconk’s prestige, coupled with Shea’s large amount of material support to fund the association, the Fallen Angel Empire’s Mechanic Association quickly settled down, After the “change of personnel”, it became 1 of the strong supporters of the new Empress Shea.
Fonsaq’s rapid succession to the chairman of the Mechanic Association was clear to the people with ulterior motives. This was a good move for Shea. With Fonsaq, the worth of the Mechanic Association would be increased gradually. There might not be any special effects in a short period of time, but it was a very important boost in the long run.
Fonsaq’s re-emergence in the Fallen Angel Empire caused a sensation in the mechanics world. There were different opinions for a while. The most reasonable one was that Fonsaq hid in the Dark Moon after being persecuted by Nate, and he got the help from Crown Prince Grimm and Shea.
The Mechanic Association was just a small action, but it was enough to show that the newly enthroned Her Majesty Empress had already begun to act. For a time, eyes from all directions were fixed on the palace. Some were vigilant, defensive and frightened. Most of them were fence sitters observing the situation.
The Fallen Angel Capital, elder families, Boll Family.
The heads of the elder families and elders were gathering together for a meeting.
“Don’t you want to say something, Patriarch Redotan?” The Leif Family’s elder, who was in the early stage of the Demon Overlord, Lunters asked with a sneer.
Redotan, the patriarch of the Toro Family, slightly smiled and did not answer.
“Patriarch Redotan has nothing to say, right?” Mishan Family’s patriarch, Angley, also showed hostility. Mishan Family’s elder, peak stage of the Demon Overlord, Barroco, was transferred from the capital to Tekula Fortress by Shea. The recent acts of the new empress made the usually sensitive Angley feel anxious instinctively. He didn’t know when the Dark Shadow Empire would end the damn military operation so that Baroco could rush back to the capital as soon as possible.
Lunters said without giving face, “When Obsidian was in power, the Toro Family married the regent’s daughter and had all the power they wanted. Now that Obsidian was dethroned and Empress Shea took over, the Toro Family immediately handed over the secret intelligence department to the Dark Demon which is under the command of the empress. You become the first person in the elder family to support Her Majesty Shea. Redotan, did you sacrifice the benefit of the entire family for your children? Or do you think you can get all the power again by supporting the empress? I think it is necessary for the Toro Family to re-elect a new patriarch who is truly competent.”
The Toro Family elder, Vanim, who was at the intermediate stage of the Demon Overlord spoke, “Redotan’s decision is the decision of the entire Toro Family.”
This sentence expressed the Toro Family’s position. Everyone was secretly calculating.
“I just want to remind all of you that the capital and the entire empire belong to Her Majesty Empress.” Old Cowen, who had been silent for a long time, said, “Furthermore, Her Majesty Shea is not Obsidian.”
“The capital is not the Dark Moon either.” Angely replied coldly, “It is the responsibility of the elder families to guard the empire, but Her Majesty Shea is young after all. Some decisions may not be well thought out or backfired. As the elder families, we have the right and responsibility to remind Her Majesty to reduce mistakes and make the empire operate better…”
“Just a polite remark!” Redotan interrupted Angley rudely, “Your responsibility and power are focused on the interests of the small group! Including the so-called loyalty! You only want to protect or maximize your interests! You only want to have the power to control the ruler! Have you ever thought about it? When the stubborn pursuit of interest becomes a stumbling block to the ruler’s ruling, you will be uprooted without mercy! Then you will affect all the elder families!
Angley showed a fierce look in his eyes and shouted, “Uproot? Do you think Her Majesty Shea is Raizen the Great? Or Catherine the Great? Aren’t you protecting the interest of your family as well? Don’t forget, even if you try to please the empress and the royal families, you are a member of the elder family after all! If you don’t want to be kicked away after the end of your value, you should unite with us and advance as well as retreat together! Since this is an internal meeting, I’m not afraid to put it out there. The external enemies are eyeing us now. With the foundation of Her Majesty Empress, she will not touch the elder families at this time. If we don’t take advantage of the current situation to consolidate our power to form a scale that will deter Her Majesty, once the threat of external enemies is resolved, there will be a real danger when the foundation of the empress gradually becomes firmer!”
There is already a real danger. Maybe you will know how powerful Her Majesty really is only when you finally fail. Redotan said it in his heart and did not say anything more.
Merlotta, the patriarch of the Leif Family, spoke up, “I received news that several stores were acquired at the same time, including the Leisure Moon Inn in the southern suburbs, which had been idle due to the explosion. It is now undergoing reconstruction. This buyer is the person in charge of the capital Princess Retail Store branch, Lilu. There is likely to be some action.”
The capital market was large and abundant, but no matter how large it was, it had been divided among families. The Princess Retail Store wanted a portion too now. Unless a new market was created, otherwise it was bound to seize the share of the original market. This was where the conflict of interest lied.
Angley sneered, “Everyone, it seems that it is necessary to let that Ms. Lilu retract those wild ideas. Those stores will receive special ‘entertainment’.”
Lunters pondered, “There is no need to make a fuss. The capital is not the Dark Moon. The economic structure is already very fixed. Whether it is the Princess Retail Store or the hot pot restaurant, it is just a slightly famous store. Those novelties are not difficult to imitate. After reaching a certain level, the popularity will drop. The capital has its own rules. With the people below, a mere Princess Retail Store can’t stir up a wave.”
“Okay! That’s all for today’s meeting.” The highest elder, Stiller of the Boll Family, stood up. “I had contact with Her Majesty in the Dark Moon. Her Majesty is a bold ruler who is unwilling to be restricted by others. The Dark Moon’s military affairs are completely controlled by her, but we have also seen the prosperity and power of the Dark Moon. The defeat of Prince Obsidian is the best example. At present, the strength of the secret intelligence department is completely in the hands of Her Majesty, and the Mechanic Association is also a long-term strategy. No matter what interests or purposes it is for, I suggest that we should be more cautious in our actions and not be too aggressive.”
The elder families currently had 3 kinds of forces. The radicals led by Angelie were deeply rooted in their self-reliance. They advocated restricting Shea in every aspect, forcing the empress to adopt a compromising attitude toward the elder families like Obsidian. The second type was neutral like Stiller which also had a considerable portion. The third type was the Toro Family which supported the empress, and there was only 1 family at present.
At the end of the meeting, Stiller watched everyone leave and stopped her old friend Cowen who had left last. The 2 were called the 2 big elders. Both were the veteran Demon Overlords who fought in battles together. They had a close relationship.
Stiller didn’t beat around the bushes. She just sighed, “I didn’t expect you to make a decision so quickly.”
Old Cowen was silent for a moment, and he replied, “I have no choice.”
“Is it because of Loray’s son?” Stiller frowned, “I can understand, but if it’s just that, the Toro Family still has a choice.”
“No, there is no other choice.” Old Cowen shook his head meaningfully as he turned and left, leaving Stiller standing still with shock in her eyes.
TL: Will Stiller who had fought in the capital crusade be the 2nd to support Shea?
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