Aleus sat in the military tent with an unsightly facial expression.
When Raizen ordered the dispatch of troops, it faintly revealed his intention of passing the throne. If the Demon Realm could be unified this time, the prince with the highest military merit would become the new Bloody Empire ruler. This was a great opportunity to make contributions. If he could grasp it, he would overpower Teris without any dispute, ascend the ruler throne as he wished, and become the supreme ruler of the Demon Realm.
Now that the war against the Fallen Angel Empire had just begun, he had been removed from the position of chief commander and ordered to return to the capital which was equivalent to giving up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to Teris, his current biggest competitor.
With Teris’ military talent, once he seized the opportunity… the consequences would be unimaginable.
“Brother.” A familiar voice sounded at the door of the military tent. It was Teris.
The voice made Aleus’s eyes more gloomy, and he shouted, “Ralta!”
“Your Highness.” The elite guard leader outside the military tent immediately responded.
“Didn’t I tell you not to let anyone in?”
Ralta lowered his head while Teris spoke up, “Has Brother forgotten the privileges that you granted to me back then? I can see you at any time without reporting.”
The word ‘granted’ sounded particularly harsh in Aleus’ ears. He snorted coldly, “You may leave, Ralta. Remember, no matter who it is, you must report first!”
This was obviously hitting Teris in the face, and his tone intended to drive away the guest, but Teris still looked at Aleus with a smile like he was clueless.
Aleus frowned, “Anything?”
Teris sighed, “Brother, don’t you think we should have a good talk?”
“Is it necessary?” Aleus looked at this younger brother coldly, “I have always underestimated you.”
Teris was silent for a while before he said, “We were once the closest brothers. Can’t we get back to what we were before?”
“There is only 1 final winner on the battlefield we are in. When there are only you and I on the battlefield, there will be only winner and loser. You know this better than me, unless… you are willing to withdraw from the battlefield.” Aleus’ burning gaze locked on Teris’ face.
Teris did not answer and said flatly, “You should know that I’m not an ambitious person. If I say that I’m willing to quit, would you believe it?”
“I don’t believe it.” Aleus shook his head slowly, “You know better than anyone that I can’t tolerate you even if you really quit. Your talents are so great. As for wild ambition… maybe not now, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t have it in the future. The best way is to eliminate the threat in the bud.”
“You’re very frank.” Teris smiled calmly. “This is what I admire most about you. It’s a pity… this is the last time I will talk to you like this, my brother. To be honest, I feel sorry.”
“Sorry? Since we have reached this point, you don’t have to be pretentious.” Aleus smirked, “Well, I’m very tired. If you come today just for this nonsense, then you can go.”
Teris’ eyes squinted slightly as he shook his head and slowly raised his hand, “You’re wrong, brother. I’m sorry for your life because you can die now.”
Aleus was shocked, thinking that he had heard it wrong.
Aleus was the strongest among the princes of the Bloody Empire. He had received the true inheritance of the martial arts from Raizen and became the Demon Overlord many years ago. Some time ago, he broke through to the intermediate stage of the Demon Overlord, so power was his greatest advantage. Teris had been stuck in the Demon Emperor for many years because of his aptitude. It was not until he entered the Dark Furnace that he happened to enter the Demon Overlord level. Whether it was strength experience or actual combat, the 2 were incomparable.
Now Teris actually blindly said that he wants my life. Leaving aside the factor of the difference in power, even if he succeeded, Raizen will not let Teris go if he blatantly kills his brother directly.
Is there something wrong with the brain of this wise brother?
Seeing Teris’ elegant smile, Aleus was shocked. It’s not an illusion! Teris is really going to kill!
At this place? This time?
Is he crazy?
Although Aleus was surprised, he did not relax his vigilance. His fists glowed with a faint blue light.
In any case, I shall subdue Teris first; this may be a turning point.
Aleus’ facial expression suddenly changed because a terrifying strength breath had silently surrounded him. He was actually unable to move for a while.
This level of breath is far above my intermediate stage of the Demon Overlord. The source of strength is Teris!
“You…” Aleus looked at Teris who had a smile on his face in disbelief.
Is this my younger brother who only knows strategy? The young prince who is considered the biggest regret because of his training aptitude?
“1 sentence that you said is right, you have always underestimated me. Not only you, even Raizen and everyone has underestimated me.” Teris said calmly, “The battlefield you deem is not my battlefield at all. If this is a game of chess, then I’m the one who manipulates the chess pieces, and you’re just a chess piece at the mercy of others. Perhaps Raizen, Catherine, Shea… are all chess pieces.”
The last sentence included the 3 rulers of the Demon Realm. Aleus was shocked, but he showed an expression of disdain.
“Are you trying to say that I’m ‘not ashamed’ or ‘overestimating myself’?” Teris smiled more, “You should be thinking the same way when I said I was going to kill you. I’m not without ambition now, but I’m just not bothered to show it in front of you guys. How can the hellhound on the ground that will be satisfied with a meal of bones understand the giant dragon soaring in the sky? Your chess piece has almost played its full role, and now only the last value is left – that is death.”
Is this the real Teris? Aleus felt a chill coming out of his heart as he shouted, “Ralta!”
Strangely, Ralta seemed to be missing, and none of the elite guards showed up.
Teris sighed softly, “Don’t waste your effort. Let me tell you, the 36 elite guards whom you trust most, including Ralta… are all mine.”
Aleus was shocked. The 36 elite guards are actually all Teris’ people. Just this alone takes so much effort and scheming! Teris is right, everyone underestimated him.
“I will give you a painless death and personally send your body back to the capital, my brother.”
Aleus knew that it was a critical moment of life and death. He shouted, and the strength he had accumulated all the time burst out as a blue flame rose up all over his body. However, Teris just waved his hand gently, and the flame extinguished immediately like a candle in the wind. It was like Aleus’s life.
At the moment of death, the scene of childhood appeared in Aleus’ mind.
In the imperial garden, a woman dressed in white looked at the playful teenagers with a smile.
At that time, mother was still there.
At that time, Edmund was still our brother, bringing us causing troubles all day long.
At that time, Teris was still a kid who followed everyone all day long, crying at every turn.
No doubt, these years have been very tiring.
Albus’ expression gradually eased as his consciousness plunged into endless darkness.
The Dark Shadow Empire, the Jergal Fortress.
“Sir Roman, your injury is still not healed. Don’t move. I’ll change your medicine.”
It was a woman wearing a veil with black hair and black eyes. Her beautiful facial features appeared behind the veil; she had a medicine box in her hand.
“Ms. Medilu, my friend… Is there no news yet?”
“No news.” Medilu shook her head, “We have sent the best scout… Judging from the abnormal situation in the small plain, an extremely fierce battle took place there.”
Roman didn’t know anything about Catherine, but when he and Chen Rui sneaked into the Jergal Fortress, he recognized Azgalor who came along.
Azgalor once sneaked into the Dark Moon. Paglio’s seal was not dispelled at the time, so he was not an opponent. Later, it was ‘Isis’ who made a move. Roman knew that Azgalor was the powerhouse of the peak stage of the Demon Overlord. However, when Azgalor was about to arrive at the Jergal Fortress, he actually exploded and died, showing how terrifying the opponent they encountered.
So, Chen Rui who pursued Broc…
Roman’s facial expression looked very gloomy. Chen Rui is my best partner and friend. If something happens to him, how can I explain to Athena, Isabella and others?
“Sir Roman, don’t worry too much. I believe your friend should be fine.” Medilu took out the wound medicine and gauze from the medicine box, and began to carefully change the medicine for him, “There is one thing that I want to tell Sir… Broc should be dead.”
Roman felt refreshed, “Is his body found?”
Medilu shook her head and said hesitantly, “But… from the day before yesterday, my [Soul Shackles] seemed to have disappeared, and it never triggered anymore.”
It turned out that Medilu was Broc’s wife, Catherine’s cousin, and her father is Uncle Frentz.
Frentz was Catherine’s most powerful supporter. He was the first person in the original Dark Shadow Empire military. He once helped Catherine resolve the internal strife. Unfortunately, he misjudged and married his daughter to Broc who had saved his life. Relying on this relationship, Broc became the first general of the empire step by step.
At the beginning, Broc and Medilu seemed very affectionate, but then he showed his hideous face and used [Soul Shackles] to control Medilu. He often tortured and abused her. It particularly intensified after Broc lost half of his body and became incapable of sexual activities.
Broc once brought his father-in-law, Frentz, and his wife to the Jergal Fortress for the reason of being unwell, but he actually imprisoned the 2 of them to threaten Empress Catherine. Frentz regretted and cursed Broc, but Broc brutally plucked out his eyes in front of Medilu which made Medilu hate Broc even more.
Due to the existence of [Soul Shackles], Medilu was in a living hell as she was tortured until Roman appeared and saved her as well as his father, so she regarded Roman as her benefactor.
Although Frentz was blind, the turbulent Jergal Fortress quickly settled down with his qualifications and prestige, plus Catherine’s prior arrangement.
Medilu’s words made Roman’s eyes light up. Since Broc is dead, the [Soul Shackles] on Delia will also be canceled! The nightmare that has plagued Delia for many years is finally gone!
Now the only worrying matter is the leader guy…
Good people don’t live long while scourge lives for thousands of years.
Leader, you scourge must still be alive, right?
TL: If he knows what Chen Rui is doing, he will curse him even more🤔… Teris seems strange; is he possessed or something?
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