The First Order - Chapter 1178
Chapter 1178: The unfortunate Vice President Qian
Melgor was panicking, but Ren Xiaosu was much calmer. “Ask him what message he wants you to pass to the Norman family?”
Ren Xiaosu had planned to immediately shoot and kill the Berkeley family’s patriarch after Melgor left the cathedral. At that time, he would have “Old Xu” pick Mel up secretly before driving away in the steam locomotive.
But now, Ren Xiaosu felt that keeping the Berkeley family’s patriarch alive might prove more harmful to the entire Kingdom of Sorcerers.
As long as such an ambitious person remained alive, the war would mercilessly wear down the strength of all the sorcerer clans.
Since he could make them fight among themselves, why should he help the Norman and the Tudor families get rid of their enemy? If he got rid of the Berkeley family’s patriarch, he would still have to go and take care of the Norman and the Tudor families separately. How troublesome was that!
Therefore, Ren Xiaosu planned to go along with the Berkeley family’s patriarch’s wishes and travel north with the trade caravan. It was better to stay away from the main battlefield at Winston City for now.
As for the next destination, he might want to go to Ghent City or take a tour of the Norman family’s territory. In any case, the war here would probably be over by the time they returned.
Melgor asked the Berkeley family’s patriarch, “What message do you want me to pass to the House of Norman?”
The Berkeley family’s patriarch laughed and said, “That’s the right way! You just need to tell them that Donnelly was killed by the House of Tudor. Donnelly’s remains are buried under the parasol tree outside the gladiator arena in Ghent City, and his gold Eye of True Sight is in the hands of the Tudors. It’s the one that Kayle used.”
The Berkeley family’s patriarch actually had one of his knights bring over a gold Eye of True Sight and give it to Melgor. “Hand this over to the House of Norman and they’ll understand.”
Melgor seemed to be very surprised at the revelation, but Ren Xiaosu was even more surprised. Melgor was given a gold Eye of True Sight just like that?
After all, he still had not managed to get his hands on a gold Eye of True Sight after creating all that trouble. The Berkeley family’s patriarch was really bold to directly use a gold Eye of True Sight to stir up a feud between the House of Norman and the House of Tudor.
But who was this Donnelly? It seemed like he was someone very important to the House of Norman.
However, Ren Xiaosu would have to reevaluate his opinion of the Berkeley family’s patriarch now. It looked like the other party was very well-prepared for the upcoming war.
The Berkeley family’s patriarch looked at Melgor and said with a smile, “What? Did this secret shock you?”
“Yes, I’m indeed very shocked,” Melgor admitted honestly.
“After you hand over the gold Eye of True Sight to them, the House of Norman will definitely ask you about my demands.” The Berkeley family’s patriarch said, “When that happens, tell them I want all of the territories currently controlled by the House of Tudor. They won’t find this request difficult to accept. Go and get ready. The trade caravan will set off tomorrow.”
After that, the Berkeley family’s patriarch gave a wave of his hand, and the Knights of the Inferno on both sides of the red carpet held out their hands at the same time, signaling for Melgor to leave. Their precise movements nearly startled Melgor again.
He hurriedly left the cathedral and rushed back to the relay station. Ren Xiaosu also put away his black sniper rifle and pulled up his hood before disappearing into the night.
After the two of them returned to the relay station, Melgor shut the door to his room and gulped down four cups of warm water before gradually calming down.
He sat in his chair with a cup of warm water in hand and glanced out the window from time to time as though he were checking to see if anyone was peeking into the room.
Ren Xiaosu did not know whether to laugh or cry. “Don’t be so nervous. Didn’t everything work out just fine?”
Melgor said dejectedly, “I’m just a minor individual, so how did I suddenly get involved in a matter like this? I could have just stayed in York County and led a peaceful life. Why did I insist on going to Ghent City?”
“Because your childhood sweetheart is in Ghent City,” Ren Xiaosu answered offhandedly. “Think about it. After the Tudor family’s gone, wouldn’t your childhood sweetheart no longer be engaged?”
When Melgor thought of his girlfriend, he gradually gained some courage.
Ren Xiaosu asked, “What’s the matter about Donnelly?”
“That man was the favorite son of the Norman family’s sitting patriarch. It was rumored that he was a once-in-a-generation genius.” Melgor said, “A lot of people said that the Norman family’s elderly patriarch wanted him to take over as patriarch of the clan, but he suddenly disappeared one day. This happened in Ghent City about a decade ago.”
“They couldn’t find the culprit who did it at that time?” Ren Xiaosu asked.
“No.” Melgor shook his head and said, “The search went on for an entire month, and it was a citywide search they conducted. The House of Norman’s knights even entered the House of Tudor’s territories on this extremely rare occasion. Even our house was searched thoroughly, including the cellar as well. At that time, other than the areas directly controlled by the House of Tudor, the House of Norman left no stone unturned.”
Ren Xiaosu gasped. For the Norman family’s knights to enter the Tudor family’s territories, it showed they had no hesitation to spark a war in their search for clues related to Donnelly.
It seemed that Donnelly was indeed very important to the Norman family’s patriarch.
Melgor said, “You didn’t experience it personally, so you don’t have a proper understanding of the seriousness of that incident. There’s actually a very large underground empire below Ghent City. Although there aren’t any powerful sorcerers down there, the terrain inside is complicated, and many outlaws who can’t see the light of day linger in there. Some outlaws said that even if a sorcerer were to go in, they would ensure that the sorcerer would not get out alive. However, the Norman family’s knights still forcefully plowed through that place in their search. It was said that the underground was filled with corpses and rats….”
Melgor continued, “It was only in recent years that the number of people living in the sewers gradually increased again. Speaking of which, aren’t those people afraid it’s haunted? Why would they choose to live in such a gloomy place?”
Ren Xiaosu thought to himself, ‘As always, the weak can’t outdo the strong. In the Magi’s own territory, the outlaws shouldn’t have acted so arrogantly.‘
But it was no wonder the Berkeley family’s patriarch was so sure the Norman family’s patriarch would carry out his revenge plan after finding out the truth. So it turned out there was some history that laid the foundation for it.
The House of Berkeley was also quite patient. They had kept the secret for over a decade just so they could use it against the House of Tudor when it mattered most.
“The Berkeley family’s patriarch said that he wants to take over the territories currently controlled by the Tudor family, but things are definitely not that simple.” Ren Xiaosu said, “After we set off tomorrow, we should take note of the situation first. If anything goes wrong, we can just escape with the gold Eye of True Sight.”
Melgor’s eyes lit up. “Escape? That sounds great!”
At this moment, the person in the worst mood was definitely not Melgor, but Qian Weining.
Vice President Qian had thought he did not have to send himself to his death anymore and started drinking to celebrate. However, bad news suddenly came to him tonight that the Berkeley family’s patriarch wanted him to head directly for the Norman family’s territory.
As the saying goes, extreme joy begets sorrow. Qian Weining even felt like he wanted to die now!