In the room.
Chen Rui looked at a cup in his hand quietly.
The silver-white metal goblet with a pair of wings engraved on the surface of the cup was simple yet delicate, exuding a soft light that giving people a special feeling of peace of mind.
This was 1 of the 3 holy relics of light, the Holy Grail.
The highest holy relic in the Blue Glory Empire’s collection finally was in his hands after many twists and turns.
To this end, Gralin met with the Blue Glory Empire’s King Klongter several times. Klongter’s initial attitude was very tough. By ‘chance’, Princess Landbis got the news. Princess Pearl approached Klongter the Great to advise her father, pointing out that the current situation in the empire was unstable, and the House of Representatives in congress was out of control. Holy Grail was originally given to the 3 Holy Empires by the 3 archangels, and it was only a symbolic item with no practical effect. If the Holy Grail was used to completely control the House of Representatives in congress with the help of the power of the church, it would be worth it.
Afterward, Landbis accompanied Klongter the Great to conduct a secret negotiation with Gralin. Princess Royal Highness gave full play to the negotiation skills of competing for profit, forcing Gralin to make concessions. In the end, the 2 sides reached an agreement. The church offered a huge price that Klongter thought was a lot while Gralin got the Holy Grail as he wished.
Landbis played a crucial role in this Holy Grail transaction, which was also the result of the deal between Chen Rui and her.
After obtaining the Holy Grail, Gralin secretly handed it over to Chen Rui immediately, and Chen Rui just took advantage of this ‘recovery’ opportunity to analyze this holy relic.
Similar to the original Crown of Thorns, with the [Body of Light Glory], it didn’t take much effort to analyze the Holy Grail. Soon, the Holy Grail became his real possession.
Holy Grail had 2 skills:
The first was [Holy Protection] – An aoe blessing skill which could greatly increase luck power in a short period of time. This ‘luck’ could reduce the physical and magical damage taken of the blessed one. The durations of various debuff states would be greatly shortened. The duration of buff states would be increased. [Holy Protection] was undoubtedly a very useful combat support skill. The only regret was that it can only be used every 24 hours.
The second was [Holy Soul] – He could put the damaged soul entity in the Holy Grail to nourish it until it recovered. The recovery time depended on the degree of damage to the soul entity. He could sacrifice the light power to speed up the recovery. This skill could only be considered useless to Chen Rui, but the real purpose of his acquisition of Holy Grail was to create the creation origin. The skill of Holy Grail itself was secondary.
During this period of time, not only the injury of Prince ‘Arthur’, but the death of another ‘magician’, Prince Ed, also came to an end. The cause of Ed’s death was Rialdo’s teacher, the elder of the elf tribe, Shiro. After accidentally wounding ‘Arthur’, he was chased by ‘Arthur”s guardian Zola in anger, so Shiro exploded the white tower where Ed was in order to stop Zola in a panic.
The biggest culprit in this incident was Viswo and Rialdo of the Mogaus Family. The 2 of them relied on the power of the Mogaus Family to commit evil deeds, which had been uncovered by people later. Especially this time Viswo also tried to trigger the [Flame of Hell] scroll among the crowd, which was unforgivable.
City Lord Vanil. Regiana personally led the troops, seized the Mogaus Family, and arrested a large number of people, including Patriarch Moya. Moya, who originally thought that he could take revenge after siding with the Regianna Family, was suddenly stunned. After Vanil announced that Moya and Viswo were sentenced to be hanged and all their properties were confiscated, the people in the city applauded.
Despite Vanil’s swift and ‘timely’ response of sacrificing the Mogaus Family, he was still met with the wrath of the Klongter the Great. As the city lord of Jaqda, if it wasn’t for his incompetent ruling, how could such a thing happen. It even involved important people like ‘Arthur’ and Ed. After the incident, Vanil not only did not pursue Viswo’s guilt, but he colluded with the Mogaus family and sent troops to surround the Mordeng Family’s Bright Trading Company. This alone was inexcusable. With the character of Klongter the Great, even if there was no formal punishment for the time being, he would be severely punished in the future.
Lild, who had the responsibility to protect Ed, was also to blame, but at that time it was an attack by a super powerhouse. Even if Lild was on the scene, he could not stop the explosion of the white tower. Most importantly, Lild protected the key figure Prince ‘Arthur’. Under the protection of Princess Landbis, Lild’s punishment was much lighter than expected, only depriving him of his title, but he could continue to stay in the Magician Tower Group.
It was worth mentioning the attitude of the elf tribe. The elf tribe announced that half-elf Rialdo had been executed, and Elder Shiro, who directly caused Magician Ed’s death, died on the way to the Silver Moon Celestial Capital due to serious injuries. The elf tribe was saddened about the unfortunate death of Magician Ed. This matter was entirely the responsibility of Shiro, and it did not affect the association between the elf tribe and the Blue Glory Empire. The 2 sides would further carry out various cooperation, especially the latest magic weapon technology developed by Grand Master Finoia could be shared with the Blue Glory Empire. The cooperation with the elf tribe was a win-win situation, and it was also 1 of the most important trump cards of the Blue Glory Empire. Klongter the Great would definitely not affect the grand plan for a mere illegitimate child. Therefore, he immediately expressed a friendly attitude of active cooperation, and this matter gradually subsided.
After the matter subsided, Chen Rui, who had finished analyzing the Holy Grail, did not continue to pretend to be ill. Under the protection of heavy troops sent by Vanil, he led the entire envoy team into the Blue Glory Capital.
The Blue Glory Empire, Fansidian and Yerodisha were also known as the 2 major capitals of the human world. The prosperity and the traces of magical civilization was needless to say. When Chen Rui entered Fansidian, he was greeted by Second Prince Victor, the representative of the royal family, and settled in the Royal House Hall.
Soon, Chen Rui was welcomed by the Blue Glory Empire’s King Klongter, who seemed to be very majestic, even better than Lex. In fact, Klongter’s control over the Blue Glory Empire was far less than that of Lex because the Blue Glory Empire had the existence of the House of Representatives of congress. This House of Representatives was different from the House of Representatives in Chen Rui’s previous life, but it also had considerable restraining power to the king, so Klongter could not achieve absolute rule over the empire like Lex.
2 days later, the engagement ceremony officially began.
The marriage with the Dragon Bright Empire was a national event, and the ceremony was very grand. Basically, noble families from all over the Blue Glory Empire came, including the city lords and family representatives from some distant regions.
After a series of repeated etiquette, the main event was staged.
The hero and heroine of this engagement, the third prince of the Dragon Bright Empire, Arthur. Roland, who reappeared after disappearing for 7 years, and the Blue Glory Empire’s top beauty Princess Pearl Landbis. Sherbert walked side by side in front of the witness.
The witness was the most highly respected Elder Lukas of the House of Representatives in the congress. Looking at the beautiful and dignified Landbis in a wedding dress, holding flowers, and standing hand in hand with the handsome grand master prince, the eyes around were amazed, envious, jealous… and relieved. The most relieved was Second Prince Victor. This younger sister had surprised him too much in the past 7 years. She was originally just a poor fiancee whose fiance disappeared and could not be ‘remarried’, but with great courage and increasingly sophisticated skills, she had gradually become a powerful contender for the throne. She had also received a lot of support from the Holy Sanctuary and the House of Representatives in the congress, so she was his strongest and most feared competitor.
However, since the ‘brother-in-law’ Arthur, who had been missing for 7 years, reappeared, the marriage between the 2 empires was resumed. For Victor, it was a huge surprise. He was over the moon. As long as Landbis married Arthur, his threat would naturally cease to exist.
The wedding of Landbis and Arthur was the most important marriage of the 2 holy empires. No matter how clever Landbis was, it could not be changed, and Arthur had already arrived in the Blue Glory Empire. Thus, Victor completely relaxed during this period of time, and he did not take careful steps as before. He even held several carnival banquets. After all, Landbis had put too much pressure on him in the past 2 years, making his nerves tense. Now, he finally had the chance to relax.
The Blue Glory Empire’s King Klongter’s gaze was a bit complicated. Although he still had the usual patriarchal concept of the royal family in his mind, he had to admit that this daughter was much better than the rest of his sons. Even the second son, Victor, who could compete with her on the surface was still much inferior in Klongter’s eyes. Unfortunately, she was still a daughter. In particular, the re-emergence of ‘Arthur’ resumed the marriage 7 years ago, which made Klongter completely obliterate the idea of ‘maybe his daughter is the best inheritor’ that occasionally crossed his mind.
For the royal family, a married daughter was someone else’s wife. She might even become an enemy in the future.
The wedding vows read by the witness, Lukas, interrupted Klongter’s thoughts, “…Landbis. Sherbert, would you marry Arthur. Roland and spend the rest of your life with him?”
Landbis clenched the flowers in her hands as she took a deep breath, “I do.”
“Arthur. Roland, are you willing to marry Landbis. Sherbert and protect her and love her until the end of your life?”
Chen Rui glanced at Landbis. Right. I have obtained the Holy Grail. Now it is time to fulfill that promise. This was Landbis’ plan, and it was more resolute than Chen Rui’s original plan.
Although Landbis didn’t look at him, she felt the gaze,. He looked inexplicably lost.
“Cough… Arthur. Roland, are you willing to marry Landbis. Sherbert, protect her and love her until the end of her life?” Lukas thought his voice was too soft or Prince ‘Arthur’ was so fascinated by Princess Landbis’ beauty, so he asked again with a louder voice.
Chen Rui retracted his gaze, sighed secretly, and spoke up, “I am not.”
“Then please exchange…” Lukas was about to announce the next procedure step by step, then he suddenly realized that something was wrong, “What… What did you just say?”
Not only Lukas, but almost all the VIPs present thought they heard it wrong. Landbis looked at Chen Rui with a face of ‘surprise’.
“I said, I am not.” Chen Rui’s voice was very calm, “Landbis, I’m sorry. You know who I love. I won’t marry you.”
This sentence caused a shocking uproar. The Blue Glory Empire’s King Klongter’s facial expression changed drastically. Suddenly, he stood up, and the surrounding noble families all showed shocking expressions. Prince Arthur of the Dragon Bright Empire who came to marry Princess Landbis actually openly rejected the marriage on this occasion!
Landbis’ hand trembled, and a few petals fell from the bouquet in her hand, then the entire bouquet fell because of the unstable grip.
She wrote the script for this scene herself, and she knew all the lines in her mind, but when she heard this sentence, those beautiful eyes were still a little lost.
In an instant, there was an inexplicable feeling in her mind.
It should have nothing to do with Arthur. Maybe every woman who jeopardizes her marriage with her own hands will feel this way.
Are women women after all? Landbis looked at her empty hands as if something had left her forever.
Although she already knew the ending, she felt that strange feeling when she really faced the choice.
Watching the hands silently.
There seemed to be no chaotic scene in her eyes, and no noise in her ears, including Klongter’s furious shouts.
She just said something to herself.
This is the path you choose, Landbis.
The fluttering petals scattered in the air and slowly fell to the ground.
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