Chapter 282: Increase in Social Status
The first group of guests was led by [Red Beard] Granello. The appearance of the second most influential figure under the second prince Dominguez quickly caught a lot of eyes in the camp area. Twenty soldiers from Imperial Patrol guarded six carriages and walked behind Granello. They acted as if they were trying to show-off; even people who didn’t’ know Granello paid a lot of attention to them. But when these people saw the six carriages heading into the campsite of Chambord, various kind of expressions appeared on their faces.
“These are the treasures of Blood-Edge. His Highness sent us here just to deliver them.”
[Red Beard] Granello was very polite. He was not the usual silent henchman today. He laughed and said: “Ms. Paris was planning to come, but some urgent matters came up and she has to deal with them. Therefore, I am the one who came, and Ms. Paris wants me to apologize for her about this!”
“Don’t worry about it. Thank you so much, Mr. Granello.” Fei waved his hand, and Chambord’s Bylaw Enforcement Officers took charge of the carriages.
When Blood-Edge got wiped. The second prince said that he would give all of his gains to Chambord, and he also revealed his “strength” a little. Today, he fulfilled his promise and sent the treasures over.
Although Fei didn’t care about these treasures, no one would have a headache for having too much money. Plus, accepting the gift itself was an expression of respect. If Fei rejected the gift, there might be some grudges created.
“His Highness only heard about what happened yesterday afterward. His Highness said that you don’t need to worry about Imperial Knight Palace anymore.” [Red Beard] Granello didn’t stay at Chambord’s campsite for too long. After some chit-chat, he told Fei that before he left.
Although this was within his expectation, his impression of the second prince got even better. The prince must have pressured the Imperial Knight Palace, and he did so during such a sensitive time. After all, the attitude of the Imperial Knight Palace during the battle of the throne could tilt the scale.
This made Dominguez more trustworthy in Fei’s mind.
Also, this gift came at the right time.
From now on, the portion of the treasures of Blood-Edge that was in Fei’s storage space could see daylight with a plausible explanation – He could say that they were all from the second prince. Fei believed that this was one of the reasons why Dominguez gave him the gift.
At the same time, this would give Fei a reason to own a lot of money. After all, the power of the Horadric Cube would cause a lot of trouble for Fei if it was exposed.
“Please thank his highness for me!” Fei patted Granello’s shoulder and said farewell to the [Red Beard] and his men.
This scene was witnessed by other affiliated kingdoms.
“Looks like the second prince and the king of Chambord had established some kind of an agreement!”
“Ever since the king of Chambord shocked the world with his strength, he is qualified to weigh in on the battle for the throne.”
“I wonder what a force like Chambord could do to this heated battle when the king of Chambord favors the second prince……”
“Strange…… why would the king of Chambord favor the second prince?”
Similar chatters sounded in the camp area. Since the ten level 1 affiliated kingdoms kept their low-profiles, the new powerhouse Chambord became the topic of conversation. A ton of scouts and spies monitored Chambord, and the appearance of Granello made a lot of people think.
However, no one expected the next sequence of events.
After sending off the first group of guests, another group of guests appeared before Fei got back into his tent. All that Fei could see was a dash of purple from afar, and then he identified the girl, Ziene, who was always by the side of the elder princess.
Behind Ziene, there were also six carriages. Although the carriages were covered with green cloth and no one can be sure what was in them, the deep trails left by the wheels made people correlate treasures and magic gems with the carriages.
Except for a few people who had a lot of information, no one knew who this girl in the purple dress was.
This young and pretty girl gave off an icy and pure presence. The purple dress and the leather armor emphasized her figure, and she easily caught all the males’ attention as she walked through the camp area.
However, no one dared to approach her and talk to her; even the princes of the affiliated kingdoms who usually were players acted like sheeps. The powerful sensation coming off of the girl made them shiver, let alone the forty elite soldiers from the [Iron Blood] Legion.
“Your majesty! These treasures of Blood-Edge are sent by the elder princess on behalf of the elder prince. They might be of use to you.” After she got in front of Fei, she broke the record; it was the first time that she talked to a man this much; it was more than ten words!
Fei giggled: “If I’m not wrong, it is only the elder princess’ will. I bet the elder prince didn’t say anything.”
Ziene looked up at Fei with a surprised expression. With her mouth open, it felt like she was asking Fei: “How did you know?” Although the girl held back her curiosity, her expression betrayed her.
Fei lightly shook his head.
Actually, the elder prince Arshavin always had a faint of hostility towards Fei, and Fei felt it from the beginning. Since the elder princess was trying to minimize it, the light hostility didn’t turn into hatred. However, Fei didn’t worry too much about it. As long as Arshavin wasn’t the emperor, he wasn’t a huge threat to Fei. Even if he did inherit the throne in a few years, Fei would have the power to rival against Zenit as well.
The intent behind this gift was the same. Just like Paris, the elder princess also wanted Fei to have a legitimate reason for owning the treasures of Blood-Edge.
The six carriages were pushed into the campsite of Chambord under the stares of numerous people. The soldiers of [Iron Blood] Legion chopped the ropes that were tying up the green cloth and revealed the huge black iron chests. After that, they opened the lid and allowed the gold and silver lights to be reflected. In addition to those, there were magic surges created by the magic gems. All of these dreamy colors made the people aware of what was inside them even though some of the people were hundreds of meters away.
Jealousy and envy appeared in many people’s eyes.
All of the treasures on these six carriages were equivalent to three years of income of a level 4 affiliated kingdom. With all these treasures, the king of Chambord would be one of the richest kings among all others even if he was broke beforehand.
If the king of Chambord was physically powerful before, he was now also financially strong.
Chambord was even more feared.
Ziene didn’t like to talk. After she delivered the treasures, she said goodbyes. “Your majesty, her highness told me to tell you that your conflict with the Imperial Knight Palace is settled; you no longer need to worry about it!”
Fei laughed: “Please expression the gratitude on my behalf.”
“So the side of elder prince also pressured the Imperial Knight Palace……” Fei was a little proud. “So my social status improved? The two most powerful princes are willing to offend the Imperial Knight Palace for me? So my value is higher than the Imperial Knight Palace?” He thought.
“Your majesty…… please take care!” The pretty girl in the purple dress said to Fei lightly before she left.
Fei was surprised.
It was obvious that this wasn’t a line that the elder princess wants to say to him; they were Ziene’s own words.
Fei wanted to say “thanks”, but Ziene already turned into a dash of purple light and disappeared into the sky.
“So why did the elder prince also give the king of Chambord such an expensive present?” Some of the observers were confused.
They knew the origin of these people from the symbol [Iron Blood] on the soldiers’ chest armors. Since these men represented the will of the elder prince Arshavin, this confused the crowd even more.
“Could it be that the king of Chambord is still waiting for a good price and he hadn’t chosen a side yet?”
“Damn, the king of Chambord! Such balls! Such ambitions!” Some people sneered. If anyone used this method to maximize their own profit in a battle of the throne, any prince who becomes the next emperor would hold a grudge against them. “This king is really just a bumpkin. Without knowledge, he made such a big mistake.” People thought.
Fei didn’t care about the observers.
After doing some accounting, Fei sent a small portion of the weapons and treasures to Constantine of Byzantine, he awarded a portion of the treasures to his soldiers, and he ordered his men to lock up the rest and safeguard them as the kingdom’s treasures.
That night, Fei switched to Assassin Mode and easily passed through checkpoints to get to Moro Mountains.
More than a dozen magic arrays were still protecting the huge battlefield, and numerous fist spiritual spatial seals were floating around in the air. A thin figure was standing in the center of the space with a bronze robe on his body; he was standing there peacefully as if he was the center of the universe, and he drew all of Fei’s attention.