Chapter 347 Entering Imperial Palace!
Chapter 347 Entering Imperial Palace!
The sky already turned dark when Elder Yang's group and Instructor Mei Lan's group reached the Imperial Palace of Feng Empire at the north of Tang Feng City.
The Imperial Palace of Feng Empire was very majestic and luxurious, very befitting as the Imperial Palace of the strongest empire in Lightwind Continent.
Unfortunately, it was still quite lacking compared with the Foxes Home, Lightwind Continent branch of Myriad Foxes Academy.
It was understandable since Myriad Foxes Academy was build using massive formations arranged by many of Fox Race's Inscriptionist Masters before.
That was the reason why Myriad Foxes Academy looked not only far more luxurious and majestic than this Imperial Palace of Feng Empire but also looked much more abstruse and unfathomable with countless complicated dimension arrays and protective formations contained at every corner of Myriad Foxes Academy.
Elder Yang brought Instructor Mei Lan and her students to his personal palace inside Imperial Palace named Cherry Blossom Spring Palace.
It was located in a quiet secluded part of Imperial Palace, but the scenery of many cherry blossoms here was really breathtakingly beautiful.
Emperor of Feng Empire purposely chose this place as the lodging place of all honorable guests from Immortal Sword Sect.
After bringing Instructor Mei Lan and her students to chose the courtyard they liked in Cherry Blossom Spring Palace, Elder Yang invited Instructor Mei Lan and her students to attend the night banquet, but Instructor Mei Lan immediately refused it on the grounds of being tired because they just arrived in Tang Feng City early this morning.
Elder Yang also tried to coax Tang Li Xue's perfect copy to attend the night banquet with him.
But Tang Li Xue's perfect copy rejected his invitation by saying that she felt very sleepy and she wanted to go sleep right away now.
Elder Yang felt really disappointed by Tang Li Xue's perfect copy and Instructor Mei Lan's refusal, but he still decided to attend the night banquet with Crown Prince Feng, Little Xian, and Ye Zhen.
When Elder Yang and the other left, Instructor Mei Lan signaled to her three students to follow her and all of them entered Instructor Mei Lan's room to discuss their next move.
Tang Li Xue followed Instructor Mei Lan to enter Instructor Mei Lan's room with Bing Yi and Hei Yinghao, but she told her perfect copy to act as if she did not know them and go back to her own room.
After all of them entered the room, Instructor Mei Lan took out the black Prohibition Pearl from her space pouch and used it to prevent anyone from spying or eavesdropping on their conversation.
The black Prohibition Pearl spun silently on mid-air at the center of the room, and its dim crimson light covered the entire room in an instant.
Instructor Mei Lan took a seat on her bed and crossed her long slender legs while putting on a stern expression.
Then said to Tang Li Xue while kept staring sharply at her: "Tell me everything you know about that ring necklace. And I really mean EVERYTHING without leaving any single thing behind."
Hei Yinghao and Bing Yi were starting to feel sorry for Tang Li Xue right now.
It seemed Tang Li Xue would get a lot of harsh scold from Instructor Mei Lan for the entire night.
Tang Li Xue sighed in resignation and put on a sorry expression, but she actually activated her [Swap] skill in secret to exchange her position with her perfect copy.
Since they shared the same mind, so of course, Tang Li Xue's perfect copy knew what her real self wanted her to do in that instant.
'What an irresponsible jerk?! Why the hell do you want me to get scolded for something I did not even do?!' Tang Li Xue's perfect copy gnashed her teeth in anger at her real self.
'Hey, hey, hey! We are one and the same! How can you curse yourself like that?!' The real Tang Li Xue thought in displeasure.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy and her real self started to argue with each other inside their mind.
Meanwhile, Instructor Mei Lan's expression turned darker when she saw the face of Tang Li Xue's perfect copy and said to her with a cold chilling voice: "What are you doing here? Where is the original Little Xue?! Call her to come here right now!"
"Eh?! What the.....?! How could Instructor Lan realize it?! Oh, crap!!!" Tang Li Xue felt confused at first, but she immediately slapped her forehead in regret after she remembered that she and her perfect copy wore a different mask right now.
Tang Li Xue's real self was currently wearing Cloud Covering Veil, while her perfect copy was wearing the usual fox mask.
Although Tang Li Xue really felt satisfied with Cloud Covering Veil's ability to completely cover her face until no one could even see the color of her eyes before, but it was quite inconvenient at a time like this when Tang Li Xue needed her perfect copy to replace her.
That was right... Not even Elder Yang could see through Tang Li Xue's Cloud Covering Veil and saw the color of her topaz blue eyes. All the people could only see her face really vaguely since it was covered by a white cloud or mist.
If Elder Yang had seen Tang Li Xue's eyes color combined with the ring necklace in her possession, he would probably already suspect Tang Li Xue's identity as his Xiao Bai.
Elder Yang might even suspect that Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy have a close connection with each other since they have the same eyes color and voice.
Because of her deed, Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy got scolded even more fiercely by Instructor Mei Lan for an hour or so, while Bing Yi and Hei Yinghao were forced to wait until Instructor Mei Lan finished her scold session.
After getting scold until her ears felt burning, Tang Li Xue started to tell Instructor Mei Lan everything she knew about her ring necklace.
Of course, Tang Li Xue could only tell everything about her ring necklace from the description she saw with her Basic [All Knowing Eyes].
[Huang Family Heirloom Ring]
[Description: The treasure of Huang Family's Head that was passed down from generation to generation.]
[Effect 1: Illusion Immunity (The wearer can feel it when they fall under the illusion effect and they can break out from it anytime they want)]
[Effect 2: Luck +30]
[Effect 3: ???]
"The second effect of that ring is not bad, but its first effect is especially godlike. Only Supreme Treasure with more than a hundred arrays could have an Immunity effect. Unfortunately, we still do not know anything about its third effect right now. So, I cannot say its true worth of that ring for sure." Instructor Mei Lan said when she finally recognized Tang Li Xue's ring necklace as something worth keeping.
Tang Li Xue sighed in relief after she heard Instructor Mei Lan's words.
"But what happened today is still your mistake! If you tell me about your ring necklace from the very start, then I can give you a lot of advice, and the earlier blunder will not happen." Instructor Mei Lan still scolded Tang Li Xue about it.
"For example, I can suggest you give it to Sissy Wei, so he can take a look and analyze the hidden inscription in that ring. Not only he can help you to camouflage its appearance, but he can also even help you to identify the third effect of your ring." Instructor Mei Lan said to Tang Li Xue again.
"Even if by any chance, Sissy Wei is too busy to help you... I can still at least offer you something to hide it from everyone's eyes like your Cloud Covering Veil." Instructor Mei Lan spoke again, and each of her words stabbed deep into Tang Li Xue's heart like a sharp dagger made her more and more guilty than before.
Instructor Mei Lan chuckled in satisfaction after she saw Tang Li Xue's face already covered with guilt and regret.
But Instructor Mei Lan's expression immediately turned serious as she said to all of her students: "All right! Before we discuss our next move and divide the task we must do, I will tell you all first about the threat that we might face later."
The expression of Tang Li Xue, Bing Yi, and Hei Yinghao turned really serious in an instant when they heard Instructor Mei Lan's words.
"Our first threat is, of course, comes from the culprit of serial murder. Even though I said that the culprit of serial murder is probably the fox from our race, Zuo Hongzhuang, but that was only based on the fox fur found at the crime scene, and that still has not been proven to be 100% true just yet." Instructor Mei Lan explained patiently to Tang Li Xue and the other.
"Even if the culprit of serial murder is really Zuo Hongzhuang, but there is still no guarantee that she will not hurt or even kill us later. Because we might know her identity as a fox, but she probably does not know our identity as foxes too! The chance of friendly fire will between us is actually quite high, so all of you must be really careful." Instructor Mei Lan warned all of her students clearly.
Instructor Mei Lan wanted all of her students to never let their guards down even if their foes were coming from their own race, and she might spare their lives, but only if the culprit knew their identity as her fellow fox race beforehand.
"However, the biggest threat that we might face later is not coming from Zuo Hongzhuan, but from someone else..." Instructor Mei Lan muttered as she frowned deeply.
Tang Li Xue, Bing Yi, and Hei Yinghao glanced toward each other in confusion and asked back Instructor Mei Lan in unison: "Then who?"
Instructor Mei Lan's eyes glinted coldly as she replied: "The Crown Prince of Feng Empire that we meet earlier."