2 mechanic grand masters from the Jade Forest Sea, the elf, Finoia, and the hobbit, Bernd, left the Golden Estate.
It was said that the 2 visiting grand masters hit it off with Lord ‘Arthur’, formed a friendship in the exchange of mechanical skills, and promised to craft 2 works each to participate in the upcoming auction at the Golden Estate.
This news made people look forward to the trade fair of Golden Estate – The first sale of the yellow dragon wine! Auction of works by 3 grand masters!
In a short period of time, more and more people poured into the Golden Estate. The hotels were full. The merchants who were the best at seizing the opportunity launched a marketing strategy to cut prices before the trade fair. The trade fair had not yet started, but the entire market had already become prosperous.
The former lord, the Royal Highness Second Prince’s previous move to remove a large number of talents was self-defeating. Most of the new personnel were ‘Arthur’ people. After an open and secret cleaning, the entire estate was firmly controlled in the hands of the new lord.
Garfield’s plan had been completely shattered. This was an upright crush. In the face of absolute strength, those dirty tricks were simply a joke.
The Golden Estate, Prince Arthur, and the yellow dragon wine had become the 3 most discussed terms in the Dragon Bright Empire. The Royal Highness Third Prince, who had returned after missing for 7 years, had become the most popular figure in the Dragon Bright Empire.
Many families who were still on the sidelines could not hold back. They went to the Golden Estate to visit and even pledge allegiance. There were also many forces that were still standing still, which was actually an investment, venture capital. The earlier you get in, the greater the trust and benefit you may gain, but also the greater the risk.
Soon, the triennial human world trade fair began. The Dragon Bright Empire became the focal point of all human empires and kingdoms. Merchants from all over the world gathered together, and all kinds of goods were dazzling.
The host city this time was the second largest city after Yerodisha in the Dragon Bright Empire, Dragon Demeanor City. However, the attention of the main venue was completely obscured by the Golden Estate, 1 of the sub-venues.
An auction at the newly established Golden Auction House caused a full-scale uproar. The kind of free bidding that appeared for the first time created a precedent. A top-grade legendary equipment produced by a grand master was auctioned at an exorbitant price.
In addition to the equipment made by the 3 great grand masters at the finale, there were all kinds of striking goodies at the auction, such as treasures from the dragons, artwork from the elf tribe, and a materials with 100% purity refined by Grand Master ‘Arthur’ himself, ancient civilization battle chess, Peg’s Solitaire, and so on. The entire auction scene was climax after climax. The economic benefits created were huge enough to make any estate or even an empire look up.
This was just the first auction. Since the auction house had been established, this kind of event would definitely continue in the future. In fact, after this time, many estates and empires had begun to imitate the Golden Estate to set up auction houses.
Afterward, the highlight of the trade fair, the commencement of the yellow dragon wine ‘Placing Order Fair’ pushed the atmosphere of the entire trade fair to its ultimate climax. 30 ‘agents’ were finalized for the first batch. Besides the Dragon Bright Empire, there were several other major kingdoms such as the Blue Glory Empire, the elf tribe, and the hobbit tribe.
According to the plan announced by Golden Estate, the yellow dragon wine would gradually spread to the entire human world in an orderly manner. Many merchants who had not received orders obtained VIP cards of various levels, which could provide discounts and increased purchase limit of the best yellow dragon wine. The most privileged VIP cardholder could get priority to the next order of the yellow dragon wine.
In conjunction with the trade fair, the Golden Estate also launched the concept of ‘contribution value’ where the role played in the development of Golden Estate would be manifested in a numerical way. The contribution value included several evaluation criteria, covering various aspects such as business, agriculture, and public security.
The higher the contribution value, the more benefits and benefits one could get. These benefits include many coveted aspects. The yellow dragon wine’s VIP card was 1 of them, as well as regular tax exemptions, tax reductions, auction rebates, auction VIP cards and even priority selection positions.
These measures had greatly stimulated the development of the entire Golden Estate. In a short period of time, everyone had seen results that were astonishing. In less than 2 months since Chen Rui took over, the entire Golden Estate had shown unprecedented prosperity and vitality, far exceeding the state of Garfield’s reign.
Everyone could see that this was just the beginning.
Let alone Garfield or Luke, the ability of the third prince in managing the estate was hard to match among the elites of the most outstanding Government Administration Council and financial secretary in the entire empire.
The Shion Palace.
The Royal Highness Third Prince ‘Arthur’, who was currently the most popular figure in the whole empire, was sitting in Veronica’s newly built pavilion, admiring the flowers while chatting.
The garden was still vibrant and beautiful, but the facilities and maids in the Shion Palace were far better than when Chen Rui first came here because he showed strength beyond expectations.
As Lex the Great said, everything could be used as a bargaining chip.
“Teacher, what do you think of this wine?”
Veronica put down the wine cup, and her face behind the veil seemed to have a rosy blush as she praised, “It is indeed the best wine that has caused a commotion in the entire world. Even if I’m in the deep palace, I have heard of the ‘yellow dragon wine’. I heard that such a bottle of the finest wine is sold at hundreds of black crystal coins outside.”
“As long as teacher likes it, the rest is not a problem.” Chen Rui smiled slightly, “This time I came here in a hurry, so I only brought a few bottles for the teacher to try. I’ll send someone to deliver a few boxes later.”
Veronica shook her head, “No, I’m not really good at drinking wine. In contrast, I prefer the ‘tea’ you brewed last time.”
“No problem, but only I can brew that.” Chen Rui laughed. “Teacher, please hold on for a while. I will work harder to get teacher to leave this restrictive place as soon as possible. Then teacher can drink my tea every day.”
“Leave?” Veronica’s blue eyes were faintly hazy, and she sighed, “Little Arthur, thank you for your kindness, but… After all, my identity is a bit special, you should not think too much about it. You should concentrate on managing the estate properly now.”
“Teacher, don’t worry, the estate is developing quite well now. That villain Garfield’s tricks has already become a laughing stock.” Chen Rui sneered, “Actually, Garfield’s tricks are nothing, but this guy actually dared to be rude to teacher. I definitely will not let him go easily! Teacher, please rest assured.”
When Chen Rui said this, he kept looking into Veronica’s eyes. When referring to Garfield, Veronica frowned, showing an expression of disgust, but her mood swings did not change at all just like that silent heart.
Even Chen Rui had a hard time capturing her real mood changes.
“Forget it, didn’t you say that he has already suffered that kind of punishment?” Veronica sighed, “Let’s not talk about this. You seem to be getting carried away now. Although I don’t know much about politics, I have seen a lot of things in the palace after staying for so long. If you want to survive or even go further in this struggle, you must remember 2 words, be cautious. No matter how outstanding you are, even far surpassing all competing princes, don’t forget that there is His Majesty above. This is the most important point, you know?”
Chen Rui was surprised. This surprise was not completely fake. He didn’t expect Veronica to say these words. In fact, his real purpose was not to surpass the ‘competitors’ such as Garfield and Luke at all, but Lex, the emperor of the Dragon Bright Empire, the ruler who could use himself as a bargaining chip.
“I understand, teacher.” Chen Rui nodded. No matter what, Veronica’s words were very pertinent.
“Now that you understand, don’t waste your time with me in the future.” Veronica gave him a deep look, “To put it bluntly, Little Arthur, I understand your intention, but I really don’t suit you.”
“Is it because you were the victim of that damn political marriage… or conspiracy?” Chen Rui clenched his fists, “So what if you’re the wife of ‘Arthur”s uncle? Not to mention that the old guy is dead, even if he is still there, I will not give up. As long as I have absolute power and strength, everything will be justifiable! I didn’t have this ability at the beginning, but now, I have!”
“No, even if you really become the supreme ruler of the entire empire in the future, I will only be your teacher and sister, or even… nothing. If you really respect me, you should never overstep this limit, okay?”
“Teacher, you still don’t understand.” Chen Rui sighed without avoiding her direct gaze. He pointed to his heart, “Regardless of whether this guy ‘Arthur’ regards you as a teacher, a sister, or something else, there is 1 thing that never changes, and that is love.”
Veronica’s eyes were a little frozen. At this moment, Chen Rui sensed clearly. There seemed to be a tremor in the silent mind.
“A relative once said to me that to love someone is to live happily with her forever; to love someone is to hope that the other person will live happily even without you. ‘Little Arthur’ does not know what happened to teacher back then. I don’t even know what teacher is thinking now, ‘he’ just simply wants teacher to be happy – whether or not he can have Veronica. Roland. Sherbert… No, it has nothing to do with all the damn surnames; just ‘Veronica’.”
Veronica shuddered and lowered her head, as if she didn’t want Chen Rui to see her eyes. The mood swings became more obvious.
This was the true intention of the innocent Little Arthur back then, and it was also a strong desire that remained in his consciousness. Only true emotion could arouse her inner emotion.
A teardrop dripped from the lowered face to the ground. It soon submerged into the soil and disappeared.
“What if… teacher told you to get out of here, far away from the Dragon Bright Empire?”
Chen Rui’s mind moved, but he frowned, “Why?”
Veronica didn’t answer. She lowered her head and said nothing.
“It seems that teacher is a little uncomfortable today, so I’ll leave first.” After a while, Chen Rui stood up, “I can feel that there is a shackle in teacher’s heart. I will definitely unlock it, even if the price is everything.”
It wasn’t until Chen Rui’s figure completely disappeared from her sight that the faint voice sounded.
“Little Arthur… You’re wrong, I have no shackles in my heart, because I have no heart, not even a soul.”
As she slowly raised his head, tears had already evaporated.
Blue eyes filled with indifference and…destruction.
TL: Hmmmm?, maybe Veronica asked Lex to marry her to Arthur’s uncle, and both their intention was to protect Arthur?
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