Evil Samurai In Cultivation World - Chapter 74
No one in the crowd was able to remain calm as they listened to Blake Bancroft’s words.
“The new king is talking about something serious.”
That’s all they currently knew.
Everyone had pale expressions on their faces, but no one had any clear idea as to what the king was talking about.
“My fellow citizens of Argria, please listen to my words!” The Prince and soon to be king said with a loud voice. “During the past few weeks, we have received information that Gilbert Gottfried, the
Ruler of the country of Itawar and the Emperor of the Dazearyn Empire, was planning on conquering the Stetopian Empire. And as a part of this conquest, he also seems to be planning on conquering countries that are nearby, such as ours, to increase his military forces. He’s already annihilated countries like Capenea and Rhodesweld, and it appears his army is now moving towards Argria!”
Each word was like a clap of thunder that echoed throughout the entire area, and his words immediately struck the citizens with panic and fear.
“How could this happen? The powerful Dazearyn Empire is actually planning on conquering Argria? We are finished! There’s no way our small country has the manpower to defend against such a big superpower!”
“Oh heavens, what did we do to deserve this?! Not only did we have to suffer under the rule of the terrible Hannibal and Isabelle, but now I hear we’re going to be conquered by those tyrants? What crimes did our forefathers commit for us to suffer like this? What should we do? How do we survive against the Dazearyn Empire?”
“Oh my lord! This is a colossal disaster! We’re definitely done for! I was suspicious before, but now I’m one hundred percent certain that our country is cursed. I should’ve left this damned country back when I had money left.”
The faces of all the citizens were instantly filled with despair. They knew about the Dazearyn Empire and how powerful they were. However, now they were planning on conquering them? How on earth will they be able to defend against such a powerful Empire? They had no hopes of winning!
“Everyone, please listen up! I know that you all are frustrated. You’re afraid. I know how scared you must feel right now, but I urge you, please be patient and listen to my words!” Blake Bancroft circulated his spiritual energy through his body and shouted out loud, and the energy amplified his voice, causing everyone to be able to hear him loud and clear. As everyone’s attention turned to him, Blake let out a heavy sigh and continued, “Although the Dazearyn Empire is still planning on conquering Argria, I do have to tell you that fortunately, I was able to convince Gilbert Gottfried to organize a meeting in order to sort this issue out in a much easier way! And if this meeting does move forward in the direction we expect it to go, then we will in fact be free from the clutches of the Dazearyn Empire!”
“Oh my god, is the Prince telling the truth?”
“We’re saved! There is a god!”
“Thank you, Prince! You have saved all of us.”
“Be respectful! He’s not a prince anymore, he’s our king! Who cares if the coronation is not done yet! I believe he’s already earned the title!”
“Long live the king! Long live the king!”
The words of the Prince brought joy to the people. All the people in the city were overwhelmed by his words, and although they didn’t have a single clue about him before today’s events, he had already brought hope into all their lives, and he did so in a few minutes, something the old King and Queen couldn’t do in years. Therefore, they hoped this young man would become the new king as soon as possible. Some even kneeled down and kowtowed in his direction while expressing their gratitude.
“He’s really good at putting on a show. I’m impressed!” General Ivan, who was monitoring the area through the carriage, spoke as a devilish smile appeared on his lips. “Mixing in lies with truth makes the information seem more believable!”
“He knows what he’s doing,” Minister Burne replied with a light chuckle. “That’s why he’s the best man for this job. He wouldn’t have been able to reach this position otherwise.”
“Ha ha ha… I must say, it was a blessing that the King had decided to fool around with many women,” General Ivan threw his glance over at Minister Burne and let out a loud laughter. “Otherwise, you’d be in deep trouble right now. Wouldn’t you agree, Minister?”
“That is true,” Minister Burne spoke with an indifferent voice. “However, he is still the reason for the mess that we were in, so I don’t think he deserves all the credit.”
“Yeah, I guess you’re right about that,” General Ivan nodded his head. “No one has looked into the Prince’s background yet, have they?”
“We have been keeping an eye on that, and so far, no one with any real ability has tried looking into it,” Minister Burne shook his head as he continued, “But I’m sure more people will try. Of course, the Prince already predicted such an incident to happen in the near future, and we have people to take care of these threats if they do appear.”
“Ah! So you already have people for such an event. That’s a shame,” General Ivan placed his palm on his face as he spoke. “I thought I’d get a new and different mission to do if I bring it to you first, but it seems that you’ve already thought about it.”
“I’m sorry that we thought ahead, General Ivan. I’ll make sure that next time we leave it to you,” Minister Burne replied in a sarcastic manner, and General Ivan let out a chuckle.
“Now, when are the fireworks?” He said as he looked out through the window once again. “Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy heartfelt speeches as much as the next guy, but I do love it when things get a little more… chaotic!”
“Of course you like chaos, General,” Minister Burne replied as he held a feather fan in his hand, and continued; “But to answer your question.. it’ll get exciting soon enough!”
Right as the Prince was about to speak once again, a ground shaking explosion suddenly came from one of the buildings nearby, causing debris to be sent flying in all directions, as terrified expressions appeared on people’s faces.
“It’s finally time, huh..” Prince Blake Bancroft’s expression changed dramatically, as he whispered to himself.
Everything he did up until now, was leading up to this moment. He couldn’t make a mistake now.
“Time for the finale!”
“Alright. But what about trust?” Claude asked the next question. “It would be clear to a lot of people that the Royal Family had received the information a long time ago if you do decide to reveal it. Wouldn’t an issue of trust come up?”
“It could. But don’t worry, the Prince has thought of that as well!” This time, it was the Third Elder who spoke. “After all, we haven’t gotten rid of one enemy group yet! And they’re going to come in handy real soon!”
“Oh? And what group might that be?” Claude asked, his eyes widened with curiosity.
“Why of course, it’s the Revolutionaries!” Before the Third Elder could answer his question, Commander Rivaldo Dante interrupted them and spoke out. “Only those crazy as*holes will take obvious baits! They’re idiots, but they’re dangerous idiots.”
“How do you plan on using the revolutionaries?” Claude shifted his gaze towards the Commander, who had an evil grin plastered on his face. “How else but provocation?”
“Provocation? Is that it? Isn’t that a bit too easy?” Claude couldn’t contain his surprise. Provocations were the most obvious baits, and unless you’re in an extremely desperate situation, it’s extremely easy to detect and understand them. How on earth would it work?
“Like the Commander said, we’re dealing with a group of dangerous idiots. A provocation is more than enough if it allows them to make a statement,” the Third Elder chimed in, before giving Commander Rivaldo Dante a glaring look, and continued. “The only thing they need is a good enough bait. Something they can come after. We implemented the same strategy during the Prodigy Summit, and that worked out perfectly.”
“And this time, you guys have an even bigger bait, so it’s even more enticing for the Revolutionaries!” Claude snapped his fingers, as he understood what they were doing.
“Exactly!” The Third Elder said with a satisfied expression. “The existence of the Prince is the biggest threat to their ideology, which involved the abolishment of the Monarchy, and we’ve just given them their enemy on a silver platter! They wouldn’t let this chance go, and if we utilise this opportunity in the best possible way, the citizens will have an even bigger reason to stick together with the Royals!”
The Third Elder clenched his fist tightly and said,”Strength to protect!”
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