After a while, Chen Rui walked in with a contented face and clapped the dust on his hands.
“Oh?” Pagris’ eyes became more interested, “You finished reasoning with him?”
“Yes, he ‘reasonably’ lost.” Chen Rui spread his hands, “According to the agreement, Stanwell should apologize in public and compensate for all the property. However, he was right at the beginning, the conflict between him and Aunt Meria is just the internal affairs of dragons. It is inconvenient for an outsider like me to intervene in the solution. I will leave the decision to Your Majesty and Aunt Meria.”
Pagris showed a surprised expression. This approach was equivalent to giving up the victory after winning. Although it seemed to be a loss, it saved the face of the Dragon Emperor and even the entire dragons. From Meria’s point of view, it was more rewarding than directly asking Stanwell to apologize.
“It turns out that it’s not Zola who is ‘one of the most talented’, but you.” Pagris gave Chen Rui a deep look, “The youngest great grand master ever, the youngest Demi-God, or whatever else that I don’t know yet… I have a feeling now, that is ignorance. When did a peerless human like you appear? I actually didn’t know until today.”
Pagris’ burning vision swept across Isabella, and his brows slightly raised.
Chen Rui noticed the change in the Dragon Emperor’s gaze and smiled indifferently, “Cooperation is not about begging or charity. As both cooperating parties, the stronger the strength, the better, isn’t it?”
“Yes.” Pagris nodded, “Please take a seat.”
Meria suddenly said, “Before Your Majesty and Richard talk about the cooperation. I want to say something first.”
Pagris nodded slightly, “Great elder, please speak.”
“Originally, I wanted to report this matter to Your Majesty before the elder council convened. However, I just heard the news from Zola, so I rushed to reunite with my daughter, which caused the delay. I would like to apologize to Your Majesty in advance.”
“It doesn’t matter, this feeling is completely understandable.”
“Your Majesty, the elder council was established with the original intention of assisting the Dragon Emperor, brainstorming ideas, and allowing the dragons to move forward in a more stable situation. Over the years, it has played an extremely important role. The contribution of the elder council to the Dragon Valley’s size and development today is obvious to all. But everything has its advantages and disadvantages. Over time, we also see some shortcomings. What I want to explain here is the power of the great elder. Since the original intention of the elder council is to gather everyone’s strengths, then to avoid any misunderstanding, the great elder should also not have the supreme authority. I suggest that the power of the great elder should be distributed. Part of it is integrated into the power of the Royal Majesty Dragon Emperor, and part of it is distributed among the elders. All elders have the right to vote and make decisions, and the position of the great elder is more of a spiritual supporter. The focus of the function is to promote the implementation of the Dragon Emperor’s resolutions and to train new people.”
As soon as these words came out, the elders suddenly burst into a commotion. This was equivalent to directly distributing the supreme power of the great elder to the elders. Not only had the status of all elders and real powers been further improved, but also from the perspective of the Dragon Emperor, the decision-making power was further enhanced. The original power of the great elder was greatly reduced.
Pagris’ eyes flickered vigorously for a while. He took a deep breath, “Great Elder Meria, pardon my rudeness to ask: Are you serious?”
“These words are all my sincere words.” Meria looked directly at Pagris, “It’s also what I’ve always thought. Now, as the great elder, I formally propose to Your Majesty to please approve it.”
“If I remember correctly, the authority that the great elder has today should have been further enhanced by the former great elder, your teacher Nierince. Great Elder Nierince specially gave you the position of the great elder before he died, and now you…”
“Teacher is dedicated to dragons, and he has no selfish intentions, which God can attest.” Meria said firmly, “This world is constantly developing and improving. The Dragon Valley must adapt to this environment and constantly adjust as well as improve in order to keep up with the pace of the times. The dragons need a more united and harmonious leadership layer. Internal strife or adherence to stereotypes will only make our pace stagnant or even backward. Let the dragons always stand proudly at the peak stage of the world; this is also the original intention of the teacher.”
Pagris stood up slowly and bowed solemnly to Meria, “Great elder, please accept my highest respect. Sorry for some of my misunderstandings previously. I swear by Dragon God that as long as I, Pagris, exist, Great Elder Meria will always be the leader of the elder council, the guide of the dragons, my mentor and my friend.”
Meria also bowed back. Naturally, this decision was unanimously approved by all the elders (except for a certain ‘brother-in-law’ outside), and the originally subtle atmosphere suddenly became harmonious.
Chen Rui nodded secretly. Mother-in-law’s move of retreating is much more beautiful than my previous one. Using her son-in-law’s ‘potential’, not only she removed the biggest worry in the Dragon Emperor’s mind, but she also made her status from precarious to unbreakable while the dragons will be more united. This is a 3-win result. She is worthy of being the highest elder who has managed the elder council for many years.
“Great elder, the negotiation and cooperation with Richard will be entirely your responsibility. I believe you will bring me satisfactory results.” Pagris’ eyes flashed a sly expression.
“Your Majesty, you… seem a little unkind.” Chen Rui’s expression froze. Meria is not Zola. From the previous insistence on returning to the Holy Spirit Summit, the importance she put on the responsibilities and interests of the dragons in her mind is evident. The problem is, facing my mother-in-law, how can I bargain with her?
“Meria is the No. 1 figure in the dragons except the Dragon Emperor. Do you think she can’t represent me?” Pagris’ smile had the potential to be a profiteer in Chen Rui’s eyes. No, he is exactly a profiteer.
“Um… Of course not! Aunt Meria is absolutely qualified!” Chen Rui diverted the topic, “By the way, I apologize to Your Majesty first. When I negotiated with Elder Stanwell just now, my words were a bit harsh and both of us were young and hot-tempered, as a result…”
The elders of dragons on the side were quite speechless. You can be young and hot-tempered, but Stanwell is tens of thousands of years old. Can he still be considered ‘young and hot-tempered’?
“If necessary, you can talk to him again.” The Royal Majesty Dragon Emperor replied solemnly, making the elders even more speechless, “Even if you really want to call him brother-in-law, it’s okay. His sister, Loraine, is a famous beauty among the dragons. I can introduce her to you.”
This time, it was Chen Rui who was speechless. I understand now. No matter whether the Demon Realm or the human world, dragons are thick-skinned. Putting aside the matter of sending my mother-in-law to negotiate, he is now pimping me in front of my wives.
Feeling the sharp gazes from Zola, Isabella, Meria and Span, Chen Rui wiped the sweat from his forehead and changed the subject again, “Someone seemed to have said before that Zola is not suitable for people other than dragons?”
“Who said that?” Pagris said angrily, “Tomorrow you will have your wedding! From now on you are the son-in-law of the Dragon Valley. Who dares to provoke you?”
Chen Rui, “…”
Chen Rui thought about it and pointed to Madam Aunt, “This Ms. Isabella is also my wife.”
“No problem! The 3 of you will get married together! I’m your witness!” Pagris suddenly showed a strange smile, “For dragons, there is no difference between demons or humans, only friends and enemies. And I can guarantee that everyone present, including the elders and your brother-in-law, will not say anything unnecessary to anyone.”
Pagris no doubt sees through Isabella’s identity! Chen Rui was secretly stunned.
“Actually, your wife’s way of concealing breath is extremely ingenious. If it wasn’t for the holy dragon’s extremely keen sense of dark breath, I would hardly notice any clues. How about I give her a piece of Pseudo-God’s Holy Scale to change her appearance and hide the dark breath so that even Pseudo-God can’t see it. Moreover… if she can fully integrate the holy spirit power of the scale, the advancement to kingdom is not a problem.”
A silver scale appeared in Isabella’s hand, glowing with crystal light. As soon as she got the scale, it turned into a mark and disappeared into Isabella’s forehead. A crystal mole suddenly appeared between her eyebrows, which looked unique.
The Holy Scale of the holy dragon was extremely rare, which was equivalent to the essence of strength, and it could halve the damage of ordinary light element magic. For Isabella, who had absorbed the Snow Dallet Flower, she will undoubtedly achieve twice the result with half the effort. Pagris’ favor was quite big.
“What request do you have?” Royal Majesty Dragon Emperor looked at Chen Rui with a smile, “I try my best to satisfy it, but whether it’s brother-in-law, a wedding or the Holy Scale, dragons have made great efforts and shown enough sincerity. In terms of sincerity, I believe that Sir Richard will have something to say when negotiating with the great elder.”
Chen Rui secretly cursed. Sincere your ass. Except for the Holy Scale, the wedding is just a passing scene. As for the brother-in-law… Forget it, I don’t want your sister.
“If you don’t have any more requests, then I have a more personal question to ask.” Pagris looked at Paglio.
“This… should be a poison dragon. I would take the liberty to ask, does he also come from the same place as that Ms. Isabella?”
“Yes, this is my brother, Paglio.” Isabella had been exposed anyway, so Chen Rui simply said it frankly.
“Poison dragon from the Demon Realm…”
As soon as these words came out, several senior elders revealed strange expressions like they thought of something.
Pagris’ strange gaze made Master Poison Dragon shudder for a while. Just when Chen Rui was worried about the dead duck dragon, the Dragon Emperor suddenly threw out something.
“Pick it up and try it.”
TL: Is Paglio also a royal family of the Dragon Valley? Paglio, Pagris, hmmmm…
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