Chapter 363: Blood for Blood!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the Imperial Palace.
Ji Xuan ascended the throne and sat on the Dragon Throne.
All the civil and military officials knelt before Ji Xuan.
“Long live the Emperor!”
Everyone knelt before him.
At this moment, Ji Xuan calmly looked at the officials and said, “Rise!”
He was ecstatic.
Because, from today onward, he was the ruler of the Eastern Imperial Kingdom.
Zhao Yin stood beside Ji Xuan. As Ji Xuan’s lackey, he was extremely dutiful.
He smiled, he looked at the civil and military ministers and said, “From today onward, I am the Emperor of the Eastern Imperial Kingdom. Alright, I will now give you the right to choose. If you choose to stay and assist me, I can let you continue to hold this position.
“However, if you choose to leave, feel free to leave. I will not make things difficult for you.”
“Really?” One of the officials immediately asked.
Ji Xuan smiled and said, “Of course, different paths lead to different strategies. All of you have done your best for the Eastern Imperial Kingdom. If you want to leave, I will naturally not make things difficult for you.”
At this moment, one of the officials stood out and looked at Ji Xuan, saying, “Your Majesty, I am only loyal to the late Emperor. Now that the late Emperor has passed away, I have no face to remain in the court. Your Majesty, Please allow me to retire and return to my hometown!”
After a person came out, one by one, the ministers walked out. There were seven or eight ministers in total.
All of them came in front of Ji Xuan.
“Your Majesty, please let us retire and return to our hometown!”
Ji Xuan smiled and looked at the other ministers. “Is there anyone else?”
At this moment, all the other ministers knelt down and bowed to Ji Xuan. “We are willing to serve Your Majesty!”
Ji Xuan nodded.
He clapped his hands.
Immediately, an army came in from outside.
The army instantly placed their blades on the heads of the ministers who were not loyal to him.
At this moment, those ministers were extremely shocked.
“Your Majesty, you are…”
Since ancient times, the Emperor had never joked. They did not expect that Ji Xuan would actually go back on his words.
Ji Xuan’s lips curled into a cold smile as he looked at the ministers who were about to retire and return home. He smiled and said, “Men, capture them all and execute them all. Also, for those who are unwilling to pledge their loyalty, execute their families!”
“Execute their families!”
“Yes, Your Majesty!” The Minister of Law quickly received the order.
Then, Ji Xuan looked at the general of the imperial city’s guards, Zhao Tianxing. Zhao Tianxing had already pledged his allegiance to Ji Xuan.
Ji Xuan calmly replied.
At this moment, Zhao Tianxing immediately bowed and said, “Your humble servant is here!”
Zhao Tianxing was also a general in the Transcending Tribulation Realm. However, he knew that the Emperor, Ji Wentian, was no longer in good health. Hence, he would rather let Ji Xuan inherit the throne than to let Ye Chen, the bastard prince, take over.
It would be better to let Ji Xuan inherit the throne.
Hence, he chose to submit to Ji Xuan.
This was also the reason why Ji Xuan was able to infiltrate the Imperial Court without expending too much manpower.
Ji Xuan looked at Zhao Tianxing and said, “General Zhao, although His Majesty has ascended to heaven, he still has a prince, Ye Chen. He will definitely not let this matter rest. Hence, lead your army and kill this Ye Chen.”
“Your Majesty, our Imperial City now has a total of 50,000 troops. Together with Your Highness’ 50,000 troops, we have a total of 100,000 troops. If we dispatch more troops, this Imperial City will no longer be guarded.”
Ji Xuan calmly said, “Right now, besides Ye Chen, no one else will rebel. Therefore, bring all of your troops and surround and annihilate this Ye Chen for me!”
Ji Xuan had twelve Transcending Tribulation Realm experts protecting him.
So, even if Ji Xuan did not need the guards of the Imperial City, he could still protect himself.
But if Ye Chen did not die, his position as Emperor would not be stable for a day.
So, no matter what, he had to kill Ye Chen.
No matter what price he had to pay.
Then, the young Emperor Ji Xuan looked at the Minister of Law and asked, “Has father’s funeral been prepared?”
The Minister of Law hurriedly replied, “Reporting to Your Majesty, it has already been prepared.”
Ji Xuan nodded and said, “Very good. After everything is prepared, the funeral will be held in three days! The entire country will mourn!”
“Yes!” The Minister of Law hurriedly replied.
Ye Chen was in Heavenly South City.
At this moment, Yang Xuan had already placed all his troops under his command.
Although Ye Chen had subdued the 100,000 men army of the Heavenly South City.
However, the 100,000 men army did not have a single general leading them.
Although Ye Chen was a prince, he had never led troops to battle before. Hence, he could not do such a thing.
Hence, he had Yang Xuan Place these 100,000 men army into Yang Xuan’s 50,000 strong army.
Ye Chen and the others also had a total of 150,000 men army.
Ye Chen felt a little uneasy.
He seemed to have a feeling that the Imperial City was not at peace.
At this moment, Ye Chen suddenly felt a Transcending Tribulation Realm expert flying down from the sky.
Elder Jian Ling, Grandmaster Jing Kong, and the others also felt it and immediately came to Ye Chen’s side, wanting to protect him.
At this moment, an old man fell to the ground.
The old man was covered in blood, and his clothes were torn. There was a big hole in his stomach, and blood was flowing.
With one of his arms broken, his life force was also disappearing.
“Your Highness…” The old man landed on the ground and hurriedly shouted.
Ye Chen took a closer look.
He saw that this old man was none other than Eunuch Liu Xi.
Ye Chen was immediately shocked.
Ye Chen hurriedly came in front of Liu Xi.
Liu Xi hurriedly said, “Your Highness, something bad has happened…”
“Eunuch Liu, what exactly happened?” Ye Chen hurriedly asked.
“Your Highness, Ji Xuan has rebelled. His Majesty…His Majesty…I’m afraid…”
Once these words were said, even Ye Chen’s heart was terrified.
What he had expected had probably come true.
If Ji Xuan rebelled, then his cheap father would definitely not live.
No wonder he was so uneasy.
“How could this be? Isn’t there anyone in your Imperial City who can stop Ji Xuan?” Ye Chen asked quickly.
Liu Xi said, “Your Highness, most of the officials in the Imperial City have been bribed by Ji Xuan. They all think that Ji Xuan is more suitable to be the Emperor, so they have all defected!”
“His Majesty asked me to find you to tell you this news…”
Ye Chen was extremely shocked.
At this moment, Liu Xi spat out a mouthful of black blood.
He instantly fell to the ground.
“Eunuch Liu!” Ye Chen was shocked.
He secretly used the Changchun recovery spell to heal Eunuch Liu’s injuries.
But he found that Liu Xi was already dead.
He had been dead for a long time.
He left the news in his remnant soul, dragged his body, and came here with his will.
In other words, the person who told Ye Chen the news was not Liu XI, but Liu Xi’s last will.
Ye Chen looked at Liu Xi, and anger rose in his heart.
He secretly used the soul-searching technique to see what had happened.
Liu Xi still had a bit of remnant soul. Ye Chen directly used the soul-searching technique to search Liu XI’s remnant soul.
Ye Chen’s gaze changed in shock, and his expression was incomparably furious.
The scenes that Liu Xi saw were all displayed before his eyes.
Chen Changqing’s death…
Liu Xi’s persistence…
And his cheap father’s final dignity as an Emperor…
Ye Chen saw everything in his heart.
Ye Chen was instantly enraged. His eyes were cold and his anger was burning.
“Ji Xuan, I will definitely make you pay for this!”