Although Philip was a prince, he would not wear any formal and gorgeous outfit at home.
He just put on baggy gray pajamas and sat cross-legged on the bed.
Behind him, a young girl was sleeping with her back to Philip.
As a Rotten Man believer, he would have no offspring.
If he had no direct descendants at his age, it would draw suspicion from others.
On the surface, he was not acting as a “Rotten Man believer” but as a “Cup-holding Lady’s follower”.
As the believer of the Cup-holding Lady, it was expected for his private life to be a bit rotten.
After all, he was not ugly, not old, not fat. His baby face was not only pleasing to the eye, and it was deemed cute. His personality was charismatic to others since he could draw laughter and chatters. Naturally, he had many young and beautiful mistresses.
So he was not without descendants. But, he just had no official wife and many illegitimate children.
But no one would have imagined that these mistresses of his were selected by Philip using his divine art and ritual. Instead, they were mistresses who “would inevitably cheat”.
In other words, none of Philip’s children were his own.
Of course, Philip knew about it.
But, he did not care.
He had intentionally forged this situation to boost his advantage as a direct descendant of the royal family and to run for the throne.
Princess Royal lost her advantage because her status might be affected by the status and position of her husband if she got married.
On the other side of the Fourth Prince, he was known to be secluded from this matter.
Only one of his children, Kafni, survived. He had only one wife as well. This wife of his was a Rotten Man believer. Due to this, she had killed off all his other children.
That was to give Philip an advantage.
Of those children, Kafni was excluded because of Philip’s decision.
Those close relatives of the royal family and Philip’s illegitimate children would form a circle. Under Philip’s cue, they rejected, hated, and excluded Kafni.
The reason for keeping Kafni was just for Philip’s ritual, just in case.
Although he seemed to have many descendants, they did not have Noah’s royal blood.
Therefore, he must leave a bloodline descendant of Noah to be sacrificed in the later ritual.
While Kafni was not necessarily required to be a sacrifice, she was kept alive if the situation called for her sacrifice.
Otherwise, Philip would be stuck for not having the last piece of sacrifice.
He would prioritize killing Princess Royal and the Fourth Prince in his next plan. Only if all the heirs were eradicated would his plan not be hindered.
All enemies who could retaliate had to be paralyzed.
Because of this, his current plan was to lure the secret enemy out.
The many flaws he had revealed seemed possible to harm him. However, all of them were traps. Even if he were attacked in these places, it would not affect his plans.
For example, Ferdinand Geraint.
It was already taboo to establish a secret relationship with one of the heirs of the Crow Family. If he were to follow the standard succession process, this matter would be enough to take away his rights in inheriting the throne. Thus, putting him at the bottom of the rankings.
But he did not consider the possibility of a standard throne inheritance process from the beginning.
What he asked for was not the throne at all.
Of course, Philip knew that Rotten Man was not a deity to be trusted. His power was inferior, His popularity was poor, and His character was foul.
But so what?
After He had given the gift of “immortality”, it was not so easy to take it back. Philip would become the foundation of the Rotten Man’s ritual.
The Rotten Man not only did not dare to abolish his power, He even had to protect Philip.
On the other hand, those deities who were hostile to Rotten Man would not need to target Philip to destroy His ritual. That was because He was so weak that it was unnecessary.
Thus, Philip would be on the safe side.
He only hoped to complete the Rotten Man’s ritual of becoming a deity, sacrificing all his blood-related relatives for immortality.
That was utter immortality.
He retained the sense of touch and taste, could enjoy himself like an ordinary person, and could still experience the joy of sleeping. His path to becoming a transcender was not blocked, and he did not even have the physical decay and slow thinking like an old man.
Based on Cup-holding Lady’s ritual, he could get immortality in optimal physical condition.
By then, the throne would not matter.
In other words, the throne was just a tool for his enjoyment.
To put it crudely, wasn’t being a king just for pleasure?
Could there be royal heirs who would sacrifice their lives and all their energy to compete for the throne “for the purpose of making the country more prosperous”?
That would be absurd.
At least Philip never believed in this possibility.
It was all just for the pleasure of power.
What would these powers be used for?
Naturally, that was for sole pleasure.
To achieve perfect enjoyment, immortality was the most befitting blessing.
How many emperors pursue immortality? Would the royalties resist such temptation if immortality was put in front of them?
It just so happened that the blood of Noah’s royal family of the previous generation had been wholly cut off.
His father, now Henry VIII, was the only “blood in the cup”.
Henry VIII had no siblings at all.
In other words, Philip only needed to sacrifice a few of his siblings.
In the three generations of the royal family, aside from his dying father, there were only his siblings he had to take care of.
At the same time, he had no descendants.
Every time Philip had sex with his lovers, he would use the Rotten Man’s divine art to prevent birth, and he was confident that he would never leave any children.
So far, everything had been going well.
As Eugene gradually inherited the work of the Crow Family, his secret friendship with “Ferdinand Geraint” was also exposed.
In this way, all the people who might be hostile to him have emerged.
Philip needed to wait patiently until his father died of old age and quickly killed Princess Royal and the Fourth Prince. Then he would be the first in-line successor of the throne.
He could quickly kill, imprison or exile his opposers and get his underlings to take the higher-up positions.
On the surface, Philip seemed to have many heirs. Even from this perspective, Kafni, who was young and had terrible fame due to the suppression of his “illegitimate children”, would not be accepted by other ministers of a neutral stance.
In this way, Philip would soon be able to grasp the authority of the kingdom.
He only needed to sever the royal blood and castrate himself after he ascended the throne, and he could complete the immortality ritual.
His castration was only infertility, not incapable of doing the pleasurable things between men and women.
It was a bright future in Philip’s eyes.
He recently recruited a powerful subordinate.
“Mission completed, Your Highness.” Delicious Wind Goose knocked on the door and entered the room, half kneeling on the ground.
He did not look at the woman behind Philip with a bare back but just lowered his head silently and respectfully to the Third Prince Philip.
As he spoke, he handed over the box containing the head.
“I brought the man’s head in your command.”
“Very good!” Philip’s eyes lit up, and he took the wooden box.
When he opened it, he saw a head with black lines all over its face and a vague protruding bone on its forehead.
That was the head of a Fallen, named the “Blood Fiend”.
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