“Alice, why are you here?” Shea was really infuriated. She only knew about a certain plan at the last minute, and Alice was not involved in it.
Alice should be living in Tetenis’ yard with Eve and Alian now. Why did she appear in the dangerous Princess Villa?
This must be Isabella’s plan! No wonder she refused to tell me the plan in advance, and she deliberately proposed not to let Alice appear in public during this time!
Seeing Shea’s face full of anger, Alice couldn’t help but shudder as she showed a cautious look, “Sister, I’m sorry… I know that the Princess Villa is open today, so I begged Teacher Zola to bring me here from the Dark Moon long ago. Then… I met my good friend Celine on the way, so I invited her to the Princess Villa to taste the new wine. Lilu spotted me. I threatened her not to tell you because I wanted to surprise you…”
Everyone recalled that General Crawford said that Celine met an “old friend” and went to the Princess Villa for dinner. It turned out that it was Princess Alice.
Celine was the matriarch of the Dark Shadow Empire’s top commercial family, and she was also the first batch of partners who opened a business in the Dark Moon to cooperate with the Princess Retail Store in various aspects, so it was not surprising that Celine and the little princess had a friendship.
“Your Majesty Shea, please don’t blame Princess Alice,” Celine saluted, “We are good friends. We haven’t seen each other for a long time. I proposed to go to the Princess Villa. I also promised Madam Zola to be responsible for the safety of the little princess. I didn’t expect to encounter such a thing. Speaking of it, I also have a great responsibility.”
(Long time? I met you at the plants trade fair last time… I am not good friends with this cunning big-breasted woman! Moreover, this girl actually wants to grab the master from the lady master? Ah, wrong, it should be grabbing Brother Chen Rui from me, the little princess!)
Alice muttered in her mind, but she nodded obediently on the surface.
After Celine pleaded for Alice, she sensibly left with the guard. The audience on the side understood the actual situation. Speaking of it, neither the little princess nor Celine is at fault, but the one who planned the scheme was to be blamed!
For a moment, most of the gaze turned to Angley and his son.
“It’s him!” Alice pointed at Zall and exclaimed angrily, “Sister, this man said a lot of disgusting things like doing things to me on the bed. I said I am a princess, but he still dares…”
(Actually, even if there is no smoke, I will automatically “faint” after saying these 4 words.)
Alice’s words made Shea’s face gloomy. The almost tangible murderous intent in her cold eyes shot at Zall. Zall already freaked out when Alice jumped out. How could he withstand the pressure of the Demon Overlord? He had already knelt on the ground and trembled.
If Lawson’s unruly desire for Celine previously was like kicking the iron board, then his kidnapping the little princess with the intention to infringe was simply to hit the iron wall with his head! No matter what kind of terrifying plan Her Majesty Empress had behind this incident, there was only a dead end in front of him now.
“Your Majesty!” Angley finally said, “All this is a misunderstanding. Zall didn’t know the true identity of the little princess. Otherwise, he would not dare to offend her at all. But by now, he has committed a serious crime and it’s irreversible. It’s my responsibility for not teaching him well, which caused him to be used, then acted unscrupulously. I just ask Your Majesty to leave a complete corpse considering the hard work of the Mishan Family over the years.”
Zall’s last glimmer of hope was lost. His body slumped down like a boneless body. It was obvious that Angley was going to sacrifice his biological son.
Angley put the blame entirely on Zall and Plinton. By attributing the crimes of kidnapping the little princess and envoy to Zall’s personal behavior (which was also true), he only had 2 intentions. The first was to sacrifice the pawn to save the general. The second was to drag the Boll Family into the water. Since it was dealing with the 2 major elder families at the same time, Shea would definitely consider it more carefully, especially in this sensitive period.
Shea’s anger gradually subsided. She looked at Zall and Lawson with a thoughtful look, “This matter is not trivial and must not be tolerated, but in my opinion, this kidnapping event should not be specially directed to the royal princess and the Dark Shadow Empire’s envoy…”
This sentence gave this incident a definition. Not only did Angley and Stiller feel slightly relieved, but even the officials knew it well: It seems that the empress is still quite deterred by the elder families. She did not take advantage to exaggerate the situation. Moreover, facing the huge pressure from the foreign enemy of the Dark Shadow Empire, it is really not suitable for internal strife. From the overall point of view, the choice of the empress is very appropriate.
While everyone was waiting for the results of Shea’s handling of the matter, a large group of imperial guards walked into the courtyard. Once they entered the courtyard, they had attracted everyone’s attention.
There are about 300 imperial guards who are all women. Judging from their neat pace, it is obvious that they have tacit understanding and are well-trained. They are wearing uniform cloaks, holding scimitars, and wearing veils to hide their faces. The cloak is a high-quality close-fitting leather armor. The most surprising thing is that the strength of these guards is far beyond imagination. There are around 40 to 50 Demon Emperors! The rest are Great Demon Kings!
Well-trained elite legion can use the mediums such as magic tattoos to connect power and will as a whole to suppress and fight the Demon Emperor and Demon Overlord powerhouses. So, what is the concept of 40 to 50 well-trained Demon Emperors plus more than 200 Great Demon Kings? If the timing is right, even Demon Overlord would be finished off in a single blow.
Now the Dark Shadow Empire and the Fallen Angel Empire are in a tense situation. These powerful female guards should not be the support from the Dark Shadow Empire nor the White Feather Estate or the Warlock Fortress, but Shea’s own power!
Perhaps, what is revealed now is only part of it…
When everyone was shocked, a Demon Emperor stepped forward to report, “Your Majesty, the imperial guards and secret intelligence department were ordered to go to the Mishan Family to search, but we were met with strong resistance. All those who resist have been killed! Although the whereabouts of the envoy has not been found, we found some other very important items. Please have a look, Your Majesty.”
When Angley heard the phrase “All those who resist have been killed”, it was like a bolt from the blue. The rest of the people, especially those in the elder families, also changed their faces. Whispers sounded all of a sudden.
Just now, Shea’s meaning faintly revealed her intention of not going against the entire family. On the other hand, the guards immediately caused a massacre in the Mishan Family!
Regardless of whether it was due to the time difference between commands and regardless whether it was due to the envoy, this kind of massacre of the elder families was a deplorable act. Angley was filled with righteous indignation as he suddenly became a victim from a sinner. When he was about to unite all the elder families to put pressure on Shea, he saw what the imperial guard presented to Shea.
Some documents and a black box.
Angley’s whole body suddenly felt as if he had been punched head-on. He could hardly believe his eyes. His grief and indignation instantly solidified on his face.
Shea opened the file and took a look. Her pupils shrunk suddenly, then her eyes became colder as she read on. She said sternly, “What a descendant of a man of great merit! What a guardian family of the empire! You took the interests of the empire as the Mishan Family’s!”
The corners of Angley’s eyes twitched as he lowered without looking directly at her. After the ministers on the side heard Shea’s words and Angley’s demeanor, they vaguely guessed the contents of some documents. Many people began to feel anxious. The Mishan Family is not the only one who does transactions under the table and embezzles public funds. As the operator of the big families, whose hands are clean?
For so many years. Almost every family has an account. The Mishan Family is only exposed today because of the envoy incident. Our only hope is that these things will not affect us too much.
“Your Majesty, this box is protected by a powerful magic circle. We couldn’t open it despite trying many ways.”
A fluke surged in Angley’s heart. When it comes to the seriousness of the consequences, the contents of the box are 100 times more severe than the documents outside. Fortunately, this box is enchanted with a special powerful magic circle which is unbreakable. Only I can open it. Once the external force exceeds a certain limit, it will automatically destroy, then there will be no proof.
At this moment, the black box floated up suddenly and slowly flew in front of the stunning beauty with glasses. Zola stretched out her jade-white palm, and her 5 fingers danced quickly in a mysterious rhythm.
The suspended box kept shining with a strange light, then the light disappeared with a “click” sound. The “unbreakable” black box opened unharmed, shattering Angely’s last hope.
“No!” Angley yelled desperately. Flames were ignited all over on his body, and he instantly appeared in front of the black box. He punched in an attempt to destroy the contents inside.
Before the fist touched the black box, it solidified. The flames emerging from Angley’s body also solidified like a frozen ice sculpture. After a muffled sound, the “frozen flame” on the outside turned into dust, and Angley fell straight down. Although he was not dead, he lost even the power to commit suicide.
Dealing with Angley of the early stage of the Demon Emperor power was just a breeze for Zola.
Zola didn’t even look at Angley. The opened black box automatically floated in front of Shea. The sharp-eyed people on the side had already seen that there were several things inside such as a truncheon, medal, magic scroll, and a few booklets.
Shea took out a few booklets and flipped through it. The gloominess on her cold and beautiful face became more and more intense. When she picked up the truncheon and the magic leather scroll, she couldn’t restrain her rage at all.
“What should I call you? Honorable Marquis of the Bloody Empire… Sir Angley. Mishan?” Shea’s furious and cold voice shocked the audience.
Marquis of the Bloody Empire!
Many people immediately realized why Angley rushed to the black box desperately and why the imperial guards were desperately resisted by the Mishan Family when they got these items.
Many families of the Demon Realm adhere to the principle of “don’t put all the eggs in 1 basket”. The family bloodline would be moved to the other empires separately. If the 2 empires were fighting with each other, then the 2 bloodlines would completely abandon the past entanglements and become true enemies. Regardless of victory or defeat, there would always be 1 that could be continued. This was a kind of unwritten rule.
The behavior of pedaling 2 boats by Angely, who was the Fallen Angel Empire’s elder family and a “part-time” Marquis of the Bloody Empire, had destroyed this unwritten rule which had a nature of betraying the empire.
If the kidnapping the envoy previously could still be attributed to personal behavior, then the reveal of this shocking secret had completely pushed the entire Mishan Family into the abyss of annihilation.
This way, the nature of kidnapping the envoy was no longer the so-called instigation or misleading. Once something happened to the envoy, it was likely to become the trigger of the war between the Dark Shadow Empire and the Fallen Angel Empire, then the beneficiary was naturally the Bloody Empire. Angley, who was the “Honorable Marquis” of the Bloody Empire, did so with extremely sinister intentions. There were only 2 words to describe the entire Mishan Family: Unforgivable crime.
“Impossible… Why…” Angley almost collapsed as he was just mumbling to himself.
In fact, Angley was not the undercover agent spy of the Bloody Empire. It was just that when he was sent to the Bloody Empire, he obtained the title of Honorable Marquis with some networking, leaving a way for himself and the Mishan Family.
What made Angley unable to believe it was that this secret was not even known to his closest friends. Besides the Bloody Empire’s Raizen the Great and Prince Aleus, only a woman knew about it. This woman had an extraordinary strategy and was proficient in the trap technique. She was once the controller of the most secret organization of the capital. With her help, Angley successfully arranged the secret rooms to hide these largest secrets. If outsiders wanted to break into it, they would only be destroyed with the items.
In such a short period of time, how could the imperial guards and the secret intelligence department find the black box hidden in that secret room without any problem?
There is only 1 possibility. Either the Bloody Empire or that woman betrayed me. The Bloody Empire’s Lord Raizen is in closed doors training. Great Prince Aleus and Second Prince Edmund are fighting inextricably at the north of the Iron Fist Estate. With these 2 people’s identities, it is impossible to divulge this secret when the Mishan Family still has a great usage value. The woman is most suspicious, but there is nothing to be suspicious about because she is dead.
She died in a well-known accident about a year ago, which was witnessed by Regent Obsidian. Afterward, Obsidian, who flew into a rage, even hunted an organization in the entire empire to retaliate.
What is going on? Angley felt the entire sky collapse. From the incident of the Princess Villa, Mishan Family seemed to have entered a trap, then they waited for him to actively dive into it step by step. At this point, the evidence was conclusive, it was useless no matter how he refuted.
“Angley, what else do you have to say?”
“Haha!” Angley suddenly laughed with a hint of insanity. “It is indeed Your Majesty Empress. You actually made this setup. I admit my defeat! But why didn’t Your Majesty publicize the yellow booklet as well? Which families and royal families have done what activities with the Mishan Family in the past few hundred years, and what benefits they obtained, are all recorded in it! The crimes of many people are no less than my crime of”betraying the empire” today!”
Angley became more frantic as he looked at the nearby elder families and royal families, “You, you, you… you all can’t escape! Annihilate together with the Mishan Family!”
Wherever his eyes looked, few actually dared to look directly at him.
Under various complicated gazes, Shea took out the yellow booklet that she had browsed through just now. When she moved her hand slightly, the yellow booklet turned into ashes in the black flame with a “wheeze” and disappeared without a trace.
“Your death is imminent, but you still want to frame others. This is simply unforgivable!” Shea’s blade-like icy voice sounded. It cut into Angley’s heart like a sharp blade, and Angley felt dizzy. His remaining will completely collapsed.
TL: Who is the goat 🐐now?
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