Chen Rui completely ignored Garfield’s rage while expressing an apology to Gralin, “A big tree has a lot of dead branches, even my Roland Royal Family inevitably has such uncultivated rude people. This is really embarrassing, Sir Gralin.”
“I understand.” Gralin naturally sighed cooperatively, “But, Your Highness Garfield, as an imperial prince, I think you should really pay attention to your own self-cultivation. This is not the attitude that an elder brother should have toward his younger brother. Moreover, you are brothers who have been separated for many years and just reunited, I believe Lex the Great doesn’t want to see you like this.”
Seeing the 2 people echoed each other tacitly, Garfield’s eyes became more resentful, but he knew that he must not act out of rage. Otherwise, once the matter became serious, with the presence of Gralin, a very important ‘witness’, only he would suffer. He felt extremely aggrieved.
After all, Garfield was not an ordinary person. He quickly calmed down and laughed a few times, “Sir Gralin is right, it’s my rudeness. Third brother, I’m going to say goodbye first. We will have more time in the future. There are still many opportunities for us brothers to get close. You must take good care.”
“That’s right, second brother. I’m also looking forward to the day when you regain your glory.” Chen Rui seemed to not understand the threat in Garfield’s words, but he said with a sincere expression.
This guy always attacks my soft spot. Garfield’s temple veins were almost bleeding. He barely held back the anger in his mind, snorted, and left the hall without looking back.
Samuel felt relieved when he looked at the figure of Second Prince Garfield, who had persecuted him and his family several times, almost vomited blood out of anger and left angrily.
Chen Rui smiled at Samuel and gave him an eye gesture. Samuel understood, left the hall, and guarded the door.
Chen Rui then said to Gralin, “Thank you for speaking up for justice.”
“It’s just a simple matter. Your Highness Arthur is too polite.” Gralin understood that the other party was deliberately giving him this ‘favor’, so he took advantage of the situation, “Actually, I came here today very presumptuously…”
“I’ve already guessed sir’s purpose.” Chen Rui smiled slightly, “Let me ask first, is there a conflict between the throne and the Holy Child?”
As soon as this question was raised, Gralin’s eyes lit up, “Of course there is no conflict! Whether you want to be the ruler of the Dragon Bright Empire, or the next pope of the Church, the Church will be your most solid backing. It’s not impossible to have both!”
“Really?” But Chen Rui added in his mind: Actually, I am not interested in both. He still kept a smile on his face, “In other words, the Holy Church will support me for the throne, and even if I fail in the competition, I also have the Holy Light Mountain as plan B?”
“Then the other 2 holy relics…”
“Since we’ve faced each other with honesty, then I’ll make it clear.” Gralin hesitated a bit, “The holy relics involve the 2 Holy Empires. Even if the church wants to interfere and obtain it, it is not easy. Now is the critical moment of joining forces with the empires to tackle the Black Death Followers; we should not cause additional conflict. However, I have a solution. Since Your Highness is the prince of the Dragon Bright Empire, as long as you inherit the throne, the Holy Light Robe belonging to the Dragon Bright Empire is at your fingertips. As for Holy Grail… Princess Landbis of the Blue Glory Empire is Your Highness’s fiancée, so Your Highness can get some clues from her, then the church will come forward and try to solve it. What does Your Highness think?”
This sentence made Chen Rui think seriously, then he made a strange expression, “Why do I feel like I’m firmly tied to the church?”
“I’m honored for this, Your Highness.” Gralin was overjoyed when he heard the hidden meaning of this sentence, “In fact, from the moment the Crown of Thorns chose Your Highness, Your Highness has stood on the same line with the church.”
“I don’t know whether to feel sorry or grateful for Sir Gralin’s honor.” Chen Rui shrugged with a pun, “However, I can’t give you a formal answer right now.”
“It doesn’t matter, I already know Your Highness’ aspirations and intentions. That’s enough. Sorry for the disturbance today. I’ll visit Your Highness at another time.” Gralin, who thought he had made great achievements, didn’t pay attention to more things, and happily said goodbye.
In the next few days, Chen Rui patiently met with all the people who came to visit, including Samuel’s father, Joanna’s father, and so on. Fourth Prince Luke visited again later. Meanwhile, Princess Freya came almost every day. She seemed to become close friend with Isabelle.
A few days later, Chen Rui was summoned again by Lex the Great. This time, it was in the palace hall.
Chen Rui had basically met most of the upper noble families. In the main hall, in addition to Lex the Great on the throne, there were 2 princes Garfield and Luke in the main hall, the 5 leaders of 2 councils and 3 departments, and a strange old man with a gray beard in a robe. He had a sleepy expression on his face, and was actually sitting as well. There was a good-looking black-haired girl standing beside him.
“Your Majesty.” Chen Rui bowed to Lex.
Lex in the hall was completely different from that in the garden. He looked stern and indifferent, without the slightest emotion. He faintly exuded the majesty of a king.
“Arthur, you said to me last time that your inheritance is the ancient alchemy civilization?”
“Yes, Your Majesty.” Chen Rui clearly felt that the seemingly sleepy old man had been looking at himself secretly, and he had already understood something in his mind.
“This is Grand Master Chique, 1 of the only 2 remaining mechanic grand masters of human.” Lex raised his hand to the old man, “He is a little interested in the inheritance you have acquired.”
Garfield’s eyelids moved, and Luke’s eyes clearly flashed a strange light. This was clearly the rhythm of recommending apprenticeship – Arthur’s training qualifications had always been very weak. Even after 7 years of so-called ‘inheritance’, he was only a Warrior; he wasn’t even a Master. If he could find a mechanical grand master as a support, whether it was for ‘Arthur’ himself, or for the entire Dragon Bright Empire, the benefits were self-evident.
However, Grand Master Chique was not the kind of superficial teacher. In this way, ‘Arthur’ was equivalent to embarking on a different path, and it would take at least 10 years or even decades to truly succeed in learning. That was a lot of time for lots of change to occur. All in all, ‘Arthur’ would only get further and further away from the throne.
Garfield was relieved. No wonder father, Lex, never mentioned returning the Golden Estate to ‘Arthur’. It turned out that he had plans in this regard.
Chen Rui looked at Grand Master Chique, then at Lex, and he knew what was going on: From Lex’s point of view, this decision kills 2 birds with a stone. It not only settles the sudden appearance of ‘Arthur’, but it also does not affect the balance of the original political situation. Besides, they can also attract a mechanic grand master.
“Arthur. Roland.” Chen Rui performed an old-fashioned etiquette to Chique.
The rest of the people didn’t understand the meaning of this etiquette, and thought it was the etiquette of the ancient alchemy civilization. Chique’s eyelids moved, and his eyes suddenly narrowed. The black short-haired girl even changed her facial expression and blurted out, “Your Highness Arthur, do you understand the true meaning of this etiquette?!”
This was not the etiquette of the alchemy civilization, but an ancient etiquette of the alchemist- The one Prince ‘Arthur’ performed to Grand Master Chique was actually the etiquette to the ‘peer’, not to the ‘teacher’!
Instead of explaining, Chen Rui laughed, then he began to look at the girl’s hot body recklessly.
Under this kind of gaze, the girl felt as if she was naked, and she was enraged. As one of the 5 direct apprentices of Grand Master Chique, the new mechanic master, the most outstanding mechanics genius of the new generation, she was highly respected everywhere. Today, she was actually humiliated by this ignorant prince!
If this was not the palace of the Dragon Bright Empire, perhaps the girl had already gone wild.
“Tsk tsk tsk… It’s a pity.” Chen Rui shook his head, actually expressing regret, “It’s such a pity.”
“Arthur, don’t be rude!” Lex the Great saw that something was wrong, “This is the direct apprentice of Grand Master Chique, the most famous mechanics genius in the human world, Master Pelucci. Quickly apologize to Master Pelucci.”
“Master? It’s really a pity.” Chen Rui still shook his head, “Ms. Pelucci should be proficient in accessories right? You have thick calluses on the side of your left thumb and the second knuckle of your middle finger, which means you like to use small grinding cones as a tool. You also use your right hand to operate the button drill and spiral needle knife to enchant the spirit rune array. This is a highly difficult enchanting technique. The effect is about 20-30% higher than the direct ‘initiation’, but it is more difficult to control the spirit power. The requirements are very high. You must multitask and it is easy to have magic patterns intertwined, thus affecting the overall effect. Your spirit power level is enough, but the purity seems to be somewhat insufficient, so the failure rate is very high. On the back of your hand are the impact spots caused by the failure of the enchantment. Even if there is medicine, it will take about 1 month for this kind of spot to fade away. From the spots on the back of your hand, I can see that you have encountered at least 3 failed enchantments 10 days ago, but you still succeeded in the end…”
Chen Rui’s voice sounded in Pelucci’s ear again, “If I’m not mistaken, your work… it should be the pair of quasi-legendary grade earrings made of red sulfur glass, purple coral, star powder, sulfur light sand, mithril, and blue perfume. It increases the spirit power concentration by 43, spirit sensing power by 30, the physical strength and spirit power recovery speed by 35. This accessory can improve the success rate of your activated spirit rune array enchanting, but it is a pity …”
Pelucci was completely taken aback. This rude person whom she thought was ‘inexperienced’, actually saw through her mechanical skills just from her hands. What was even more incredible was that the pair of earrings she was wearing now, whether it was the manufacturing time, the number of failures, the attribute of the equipment, or even every material used, had been accurately stated by him!
What kind of talent is this? No, it is no longer an ordinary talent. More precisely, it is attainment!
With extraordinary attainments in mechanics, Prince ‘Arthur’ must also be a mechanical genius, probably even better than me!
“What’s the pity?” Pelucci’s teacher, Grand Master Chique, spoke with a rare seriousness in his lazy eyes.
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