Chapter 265: Strength Lies in the Fist
The mercenary groups in St. Petersburg were all backed by the big families. Those families actually didn’t believe that Chambord could wipe out the Blood-Edge; they thought that Chambord could reduce the power of Blood Edge by a lot, and there would be a lot of causalities on both sides. With that level of causalities, it made sense to reward Chambord with 30% of the gains. But after seeing Chambord taking out Blood-Edge so easily, they started to regret giving out so much value. Since there was a reason to reduce Chambord’s share, they all went after it.
Only Paris, Captain Romain, Ziene, Elder Ladino, and Priest Balesi remained silent.
These five people saw how Chambord conquered the Blood-Edge Mercenary Group easily without the help from their king. The master warriors and mage under the King of Chambord all had their specialties; especially that mysterious mage with the mask…… his techniques and spells were just too powerful. All of these strengths with King of Chambord’s power were enough to go against the families who resided in St. Petersburg for hundreds of years. Under this situation, a 30% split was actually not enough. If they could get this new forces to their side, the big forces here today won’t care about the small profit in front of them.
Soros’ Merchant Group didn’t really care about this amount of money. After getting the report from manager Harry Redknapp, they cared more about Fei as an individual. Therefore, the guardian of the branch came here more for observing Fei.
This mysterious yet powerful priest Balesi always had his head down as if he was praying. He was murmuring something with a neutral expression, and no one knew whose side he was on.
The people who were able to see the big picture all kept silent.
It was funny that the fourth prince Chrystal was ambitious and didn’t want to stay quiet in the throne race. He had been trying to grow his influence and power by recruiting a lot of different forces and families. He was trying to match up against the elder prince and second prince in order to get a chance to the throne. If he was able to get the support of Fei, the situation he was in would change dramatically. Instead of recruiting Fei, he pushed Fei to another side.
A person like this would only be boosted even if he thought highly of himself. There was no way that he could get a chance at the throne.
All the forces there knew this, and they couldn’t be happier to see Fei and the fourth prince stand on different sides.
This was the politics of St. Petersburg.
Fei didn’t really sense the underlying current; he just didn’t like this prince. Therefore, he walked forward and smiled as he looked at his opponents: “Oh? You guys are fantastic with the reasoning. So, what should we do?”
“Simple. First of all, we need to deduct the losses of the properties on the ground from your share. After all, you caused the fire, and we shouldn’t be responsible for that.”
The fourth prince said slowly as he looked at Fei.
At this time, the arrogant expression re-appeared on his face. He looked like he was in control of everything as he looked at Fei in disdain. All the negative emotions he felt when Fei dominated over him were all gone. He knew who the people here represented, and he just needed to persuade them. He didn’t think Fei dared to fight against everyone here.
This was pressure via influence!
The influence was king!
“Hahaha, this is strategy and influence. King of Chambord, you are only a bumpkin that is from a remote countryside. How dare you act like that towards me? I will just step on you and show everyone my influence and fame. I will let those noble families who don’t want to support me see who I am! I will let them see that the fourth son of Emperor Yassin, Andrew-Chrystal, is capable of competing with that trash army man Arshavin and crazy b—–d Dominguez.” He thought as he looked at Fei with a provocative expression.
Fei laughed as he responded: “In order to wipe out Blood-Edge, prices need to be paid. I don’t have enough manpower, so I need to use the fire. Even if you guys come here to destroy Blood-Edge, damages would be done. Therefore, these losses shouldn’t be paid by me.”
Although all the treasure here didn’t matter to Fei, he had to maintain his temperament and presence. Since a lot of influential forces were here, Fei would give a dangerous signal if he backed off – they would know that King of Chambord actually does back off under a certain level of pressure. If this happened, they would expect Fei to back off in the future….. It would destroy the “mad wolf” image that Fei tried hard to create. From that point on, Chambord would be always at a disadvantage.
On top of that, Fei just hated the fourth prince.
Since the king wasn’t happy, no one else could be happy. “I will just fight against you. What can you do?” This was the king’s attitude.
Chrystal didn’t expect Fei to be this aggressive in this situation. With anger on his mind, he took a step forward and sneered: “King of Chambord, this isn’t determined by you. Also, you arrived here a lot earlier than us. No one knows if you actually stole the most valuable items. Since you are a king and we want you to keep your dignity, it is better for you to take out everything in your storage ring for us to inspect!”
Fourth prince’s aggressiveness was supported by others who had malicious intents.
The number one warrior of [Bronze Spear] Guard, Cande, stepped forward, and the ten warriors behind him also took a step forward. The eleven of them looked like Gods of Slaughter, and their warrior energies were unleashed in full. Under the bronze armors, the warrior energy flames grew stronger and stronger. It was obvious that the eleven of them had a set of group combat technique. The warrior energies had synergies with each other. The warrior energies present were a lot stronger than them being added together.
Cande sneered: “Fourth Prince His Highness is right. King of Chambord, I know you are strong, but you have to behave within reason.”
“King of Chambord, just follow the group’s decision.” The leader of [Resting Tiger Mercenary Group] said. This group was the largest mercenary group in St. Petersburg.
“Hand over your storage ring……” The leader of another mercenary group, [Palace of Light], stood by Chrystal’s side as he said.
“King of Chambord, Beag Family also think His Highness is correct. We are not ill-intended. We just want you to hand over the storage ring, and we can let the royal mages to use the spatial magic to take out the stuff in there. After we are sure that none of what you have are from Blood-Edge, we will return everything to you……” The princess of Beag Family, Beyonce, finally stepped out. Her method was even more vicious…… she wanted Fei’s ring.
“Give you guys my storage ring? It is not a funny joke. How can you identify my stuff? How would you know if something is mine or from Blood-Edge?” Fei asked.
“Hahahaha……” The fourth prince started laughing as if he heard something funny. He was laughing so hard that he almost cried. “You are a little king of a level 6 affiliated kingdom. You are poor! What kind of treasures could you have? If there are any kinds of treasure in your ring, it would be from Blood-Edge. What is there to ask?”
The fourth prince didn’t give Fei any room to breathe. He wanted to use this opportunity to step on Fei more.
The opposition between them started before they met each other, and it exploded when they encountered each other. Ambitious Chrystal was planning to get the attention of all the forces at St. Petersburg by destroying the King of Chambord.
“This is a great idea!” The leader of Resting Tiger laughed.
“Since it is a great idea, you should hand over the storage ring now and return 20% of the share as the compensation for the fire……” Cande said in a cold tone.
“Since we all agreed, you should start moving. Give us the ring, King of Chambord!” Beyoncé smiled as she said.
Fei glanced at these people’s expressions and laughed: “Oh? This is your reasoning?”
“Reasons and rules are set by people with strength. A little level 6 affiliated kingdom doesn’t quality……” The fourth prince mocked.
“Hand over the ring!” Cande raised one of his arms and opened his palm as he said that. The ten warriors behind him moved at the same time, and their actions were in unison as if they were the same person. Their guards were up, and they were still in the group combat mode. They didn’t dare to relax when facing a master warrior like Fei.
Fei laughed out even louder.
“You are right. The reasons and rules are set by people with strength. Chambord doesn’t have the strength…… but you guys forgot one thing. What is strength? Strength is not about the level of the kingdom, it is not about the title of nobles, and it is not about the status of royalties. Rather, it is about the fist. The person with the hardest fist is the person in charge.” Fei stretched his body as he continued: “Which one of you is stronger than daddy?”
After listening to this, Paris laughed, Romain laughed as well …… Behind his men, the handsome man with the disabled little dog in his arms also laughed.
In terms of the fourth prince, his expression changed.
At the next moment, before anyone could react, Fei who was laughing changed his expression.
“Yuck! How dare you weak a—s play this in front of daddy? Do you want my ring? I don’t think you have the luck!” When the king started to act like himself, he was rough like a madman and tough like a bull. With a mocking expression on his face, he pointed at his opponents’ noses and swore; he didn’t care about his royal status at all.
Fei frowned, and a transparent crystal palm mark flew out in a split second.
The fourth prince Chrystal was hit by this, and his teeth and blood flew out of his mouth like a smashed watermelon. His body turned numerous rounds in the air, and he finally stopped when he smashed into a wall. His body slid off of the wall, and his face swelled up like a bread in the oven. His handsome face deformed…… with blood dripping off of his face, it was obvious that half of his facial bones were shattered……
“You…… you dare to hit me?” The fourth prince stared at Fei; he couldn’t even sense the pain since he couldn’t believe what happened.
The entire underground hall was in a dead silence.