The envoy of the Bloody Empire soon arrived at the Fallen Angel Capital.
Unexpectedly, this envoy only brought 1 word which was the original saying of Raizen the Great — ‘Surrender!’
This was not a humiliating condition such as cessation of land or even compensation, but a real death note for the empire.
Such a condition was impossible to accept regardless of the empress of the Fallen Angel Empire, the minister, or even the people.
After the envoy relayed Raizen’s original words, he ‘explained’ 2 more sentences. The Bloody Empire and the Fallen Angel Empire originally had an alliance agreement, but it was signed by Raizen the Great and Regent Obsidian. Now the Obsidian regime was overthrown by the ‘rebellion’, so the alliance automatically became invalid. Shea had only 1 way – surrender. If she refuses, the Fallen Angel Empire would be annihilated, and the Lucifer Royal Family would be annihilated.
This kind of blunt provocation and threat enraged the Fallen Angel Empire. In particular, Raizen defined Shea’s replacement of Obsidian as a ‘non-government military’ rebellion. It was tantamount to not recognize Shea as the empress who was recognized by the Sword of Fallen Angel. If even this kind of clause could be tolerated, then the empire’s dignity and cohesion would be gone, so Shea didn’t hesitate to expel the envoy out of the capital directly.
In fact, the so-called envoy was just a cutscene. Everyone could see that the real purpose of the Bloody Empire Lord was very clear, which was war.
It’s really war!
Previously, Lunters, who seemed confident that Raizen was just bluffing, was speechless. Oliver, Stiller and others were also shocked, but now the most important thing was not to review or be ashamed but to face the huge test that was approaching.
No doubt, after the envoy of the Bloody Empire was expelled from the Fallen Angel Capital, the army assembled in the Iron Fist Estate began to act immediately. The target was the Warlock Fortress led by General George which tightened the nerves of everyone at the Fallen Angel Empire.
“According to the reliable intel of the secret intelligence department, this time the Bloody Empire has invested at least 6 million troops in the Iron Fist Estate and they are all elite.”
Shea’s words made all the ministers shocked. There was a burst of commotion.
“How can there be 6 million elites! How are there so many troops from the Bloody Empire? Didn’t Aleus and Edmund just finish an internal strife? Is this news accurate?”
“If there is so much military power, how can the Warlock Fortress stand it?”
Shea sighed. “It’s a pity that this intel has been repeatedly confirmed. What Aleus and Edmund mobilized previously was only the strength on the surface of the Bloody Empire. These are the real trump cards that Raizen has been building up for many years.”
Although after the fall of the Midnight Sun, Raizen joined the 3 Empires Alliance agreement under the mediation of Catherine, he had never stopped the military expansion in the past few years. Whether it was on the surface or in the dark. The Dark Shadow Empire should also be the same. Only when the empire becomes stronger, it can be truly safe. It was a pity that the Fallen Angel Empire had never stopped the internal strife over the years. Compared with the other 2 empires, it had done little.
Although this was also probably attributed to the secret means of the empires and the invasion of external strength such as the Bloodfall, Obsidian’s talents were indeed mediocre. Whether it was economic or military, the development speed was far behind the other 2 empires. In order to consolidate his rule, the regent who had originally assumed the throne unjustly used most of his energy to suppress dissidents and internal friction. Especially in the conquest of the Dark Moon, the entire empire’s strength was greatly depleted and most of the elites were lost. Others were advancing, but they were regressing. It was no longer as simple as 2-1=1.
If it weren’t for the rapid economic development of the Dark Moon and the gradual recovery of military strength after Shea ascended the throne, there was no room to resist the Bloody Empire at present. The question was – could they really ‘resist’ it this time?
This time, it was completely different from the last time when the Dark Shadow Empire pressured them. Raizen really dispatched the army. It seemed that the Bloody Empire Lord was determined to expose his fangs that had been hidden for many years.
“This war is inevitable. What we need now is not to question the number and strength of the enemy, but how to face the enemy!” Sarandi spoke up, “If the Bloody Empire is really going all-out in this battle, then Raizen definitely has more than 6 million elites, and there are also an unknown number of high-level powerhouses!”
“What about Raizen himself?” Oliver suddenly asked a question that made everyone a little bit scared. Will the Demon Realm’s top powerhouse personally lead the army?
Shea spoke, “The current intel shows that Raizen seems to be in the capital and has no tendency to personally lead the army for the time being. According to the analysis, he should be guarding against the Dark Shadow Empire… Speaking of the Dark Shadow Empire, there is another piece of bad news, Catherine used military exercises as an excuse to hoard many troops in the Bloody Vine Flower Estate and the Seg Estate. The target should be the Tekula Fortress, Red Spirit Estate or Dark Moon Estate. This time, it is very likely that we will face a 2-front war.”
The consecutive bad news caused many people to panic. In fact, the relationship between empire and empire was originally like this. The so-called ‘friendship’ was only based on interests. Once it transcends interests, then the mask of friendship could be torn at any time.
If it was the Dark Shadow Empire in a weak position, the Fallen Angel Empire would also not hesitate to strike when there was a chance as long as it could get enough benefits.
So the current situation was that the Fallen Angel Empire not only had to directly face the Bloody Empire, which was almost impossible to defeat, but they also had to deal with the knife stabbed by the ‘allies’ from behind.
This war was doomed before it was fought.
Perhaps this was a war that would change the structure of the Demon Realm. It was unknown if the powerful Bloody Empire or the low-key Dark Shadow Empire would be the final winner, but there was no doubt that no matter who won or lost, the Fallen Angel Empire would be the first to be eliminated.
“Second General Gerant has fully activated the defense of the Tekula Fortress, and Red Spirit’s Lord Josh and the Dark Moon’s Lord Athena are also actively deploying defenses. However, in this way, the forces we can allocate to the White Feather Estate have been greatly reduced.”
Shea still seemed very calm. As a qualified ruler of an empire, she should not panic even in times of crisis. At least on the surface, she should not be panicking. Otherwise, the followers would really be chaotic, “The situation is extremely unfavorable to us. We will not be able to resist the enemy from the front, not to mention the enemy behind our back. At present, aside from going all out and fighting to the death, the only way is to unite with the Dark Shadow Empire to go against the Bloody Empire.”
“This is the best opportunity for annexation. Why would the Dark Shadow Empire’s empress, who is the Demon Realm’s top sage, agree?” The right prime minister Stiller shook her head, “Besides, Raizen the Great also dispatched an envoy in advance. It must be to discuss the division of our empire.”
“In any case, this is hope. We must not give up… Because of the urgency, Prince Consort Aguile is already on the way to the Dark Shadow Empire.” Shea stood up from the throne with a firm expression in her eyes, “The glory of the Sword of Fallen Angel will guide us to the end. I will go to the Warlock Fortress to supervise the battle. Shea. Lucifer vows to live and die with the empire!”
The Warlock Fortress.
The sky was overcast with clouds.
General George had received the news that reinforcements and logistical supplies led by the royal family’s peak stage of the Demon Overlord Disjaro had arrived at the fortress, but his frowning brows were not relieved at all because as the first general of the Fallen Angel Empire, he had to face an unprecedentedly severe test.
A warm hand stretched out and held his palm behind his back. Even with his eyes closed, George knew whose hand it was.
“Gloria, how is the situation with the Bloody Empire Army?”
“The enemy is currently camping and gathering in front of the Town Nimbus. Counting the Bloody Red Legion led by First General Gustav that arrived this afternoon, the number of enemy troops has exceeded 2 million. Although they didn’t attack until now, the number is still increasing. All the residents of Town Nimbus have been evacuated, and all the magic hidden poles have been activated.”
“The Warlock Fortress’s garrisons are 500,000, the capital’s reinforcements are 300,000, and the White Feather Estate’s troops are 1.1 million. Although the number seems to be similar, the Bloody Empire Army are all capable elites. Except for the Warlock Fortress’s garrison, the capital’s reinforcements or White Feather Estate’s troops are much inferior. If we fight head-on, we will undoubtedly lose. Moreover, this is only the enemy’s vanguard forces of the army. I didn’t expect that Raizen would make such a determined all-out attack. This battle is likely to be the last battle in my life, you…”
“Don’t say absurd things like asking me to leave.” Madam Red Dragon sneered, but her red pupils were filled with a gentleness that was completely different from the usual coldness, “Remember those words back then? No matter what happens, we will always be together.”
George was silent for a while and did not speak. He just squeezed the hand tightly in his palm.
“The new ordnance and equipment sent by Chen Rui in batches have been assembled and set in place. The defense strength of the Warlock Fortress is much stronger than before. Even if Raizen personally came, he will not be able to break through for a while.” Madam Red Dragon gently leaned on her husband’s back, “As for Athena… you don’t have to worry too much. Your daughter has grown up and found a man who can protect her. Even if she encounters any danger, Chen Rui is there. Plus those dragons, worse come to worst, she can still escape.”
George nodded, “The Dark Shadow Empire is different from the Bloody Empire, but it is also not to be underestimated. I never thought that my daughter and I would face the Demon Realm’s top powerhouse and the Demon Realm’s top sage respectively. However, the strength of the Dark Moon is not what it used to be. It still has the Walan Fortress that is based on an advantageous land, so the Dark Shadow Empire should not choose the Dark Moon as the first point of attack. It is very likely that their primary target will be the relatively weak Red Spirit Estate. If we can effectively withstand the Bloody Empire Army’s attack, the pressure on Athena would be relatively less both psychologically and strategically…”
“General!” George’s right-hand man, Francis, hurriedly reported, “The army of the Bloody Empire began to pull out of camp and moved forward.”
“Good timing! Order the whole army to prepare for battle! Let the so-called elites of the Bloody Empire take a look at how the Warlock Fortress is the strongest and indestructible! For the empire, for Her Majesty Empress!”
George took a deep breath as a strong fighting spirit burst out all over, and the voice containing strength spread far away. From Madam Red Dragon, the right-hand man, to the soldiers around the fortress, they burst with a strong fighting spirit.
Looking at the dark clouds in the distance, the first general added a sentence in his mind: Also for you, my most beloved daughter!
TL: Will the creatures of the alchemist civilization be deployed in this war?
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6 mil is a large amount…
Man I really don’t want a war now as I am sure there is much bigger enemies on the horizon like the Abyss family or the invasion of the human realm plus Blood fall who hasn’t shown up for a while so I hope this isn’t a true war arc otherwise it just won’t be as fun as a future one when the MC unleashes a full alchemy army…