Chapter 349 The Night of Bloodbath!
Chapter 349 The Night of Bloodbath!
The night banquet thrown by the Emperor of Feng Empire to welcome Elder Yang and the other elders of Immortal Sword Sect was truly splendid.
The night banquet was attended by the prime minister, princesses, princes, and almost all important officials of the Feng Empire.
All of them were hurried to greet Elder Yang and impatiently wanted to forge some connection with him.
Those people's enthusiasm almost overwhelmed Elder Yang.
Unfortunately, the night banquet was forced to end up earlier because of the sudden thunderstorm tonight.
All the people that attended the night banquet returned to their room earlier, including Crown Prince Feng.
Actually, all of Feng Empire's officials stayed overnight in the Imperial palace because they could not come back to their home under the fierce thunderstorm.
But many of those important officials decided to drink wine with the other officials until morning, so the situation in the Imperial Palace tonight was really merry tonight.
Many important officials were actually invited Elder Fang and Crown Prince Feng to join them, but both of them rejected the invitation.
Elder Fang would investigate the serial murder very early tomorrow, so he wanted to get enough sleep tonight.
Meanwhile, Crown Prince Feng needed to plan something with his subordinates, so he also decided to return earlier to his room.
Crown Prince Feng secretly gathered all of his subordinate leaders and started the meeting between them.
Fifteen minutes or so before Crown Prince Feng was killed...
"This subordinate greets Crown Prince!" All of the Crown Prince's subordinate leaders kneeled politely and gave fist palm salute toward the Crown Prince Feng.
Crown Prince Feng smiled at them and said: "Stand up! You all do not need to act so formally. Let's sit first. I need to discuss something important with you all."
"Thank you, Crown Prince!" All of the subordinate leaders said in unison and stood up, then all of them sat on the seat that Crown Prince already prepared for them.
Crown Prince Feng's expression turned serious and said: "I called all of you here because I have something for you to do."
All of the subordinate leaders were taken aback by Crown Prince Feng's words, and they immediately replied: "Crown Prince, please do not hesitate to say it. We will definitely do it for you!"
"I want all of you to send your most trusted and capable subordinates to catch someone for me, but she is under Elder Yang's protection for now." Crown Prince Feng told them his true intention with a solemn expression.
"This…" All of the subordinate leaders began to glance at each other in uneasiness.
It could not be helped if they hesitated or even afraid of the consequence of this order.
All the other people tried very hard to please or approach Elder Yang, but the order from Crown Prince Feng right now would certainly make them offend Elder Yang instead.
Crown Prince Feng chuckled at their hesitated expression and said: "You all do not need to worry. I will never let you do something to ruin yourself. Actually, today…"
Crown Prince Feng proceeded to tell all of the subordinate leaders about what happened today between Instructor Mei Lan and the real Tang Li Xue.
All of the subordinate leaders finally understood the intention of Crown Prince Feng and sighed in relief.
They would certainly refuse Crown Prince Feng's command if he ordered them to catch Elder Yang's relative or another elder of Immortal Sword Sect.
But after hearing that their target was only someone Elder Yang met in the middle of the street today, they finally felt relieved.
"If we can get that ring necklace from that girl and give it to Elder Yang later, he will certainly owe us for that. But you all must remember to not kill her immediately. Bring her to me first, so I can interrogate her about where she found that ring necklace." Crown Prince Feng specified his order in detail to all of the subordinate leaders.
Of course, Crown Prince Feng only told them half of the truth.
The reason he wanted them to catch Tang Li Xue and bring her to him was not only for the ring necklace but also to extract the high-ranking flame spirit from her body and took the Wind Elemental Spirit from her.
"Oh right, she seems to have a Wind Elemental Spirit with her, so you must be really careful, so she does not escape from your grasp. You must also catch and bring that Wind Elemental Spirit to me." Crown Prince Feng told to them again.
"Crown Prince, you do not need to worry about it. We will definitely send our best people and completed this mission for you." One of the leaders immediately replied while the other leaders nodded to agree.
"Good! I am counting on you for this, so do not disappoint me." Crown Prince Feng smiled and nodded in satisfaction.
Crown Prince Feng began to tell them about Tang Li Xue's prowess when she was facing Elder Yang today, and he also told them about Instructor Mei Lan and the other two of her students.
All the people in the room including Crown Prince Feng began to discuss the most proficient way to immobilize Instructor Mei Lan's group and caught Tang Li Xue.
But suddenly... all the lamps in Crown Prince Feng's room went out in an instant.
"Protect the Crown Prince!" All of the subordinate leaders shouted in unison.
These leaders were the veteran in the art of war. They already faced this kind of situation so many times before.
They moved so swiftly and unsheathed their weapon. They dashed to surround Crown Prince Feng to protect him from any harm.
But there was nothing that happened after that.
Inside the dark and quiet room, only the drizzling sound of heavy rain and rumbling of thunder from outside could be heard.
RUMBLE… RUMBLE… RUMBLE…
The deafening sound of thunder only made the people in the room felt even more nervous.
Crown Prince Feng's forehead was already drenched in a cold sweat.
He vigilantly looked around him, but he could not see anything at all in this darkness.
Crown Prince Feng gulped his saliva to calm himself down, but all of a sudden…
"Die killer~!!!" One of the leaders shouted in anger and stabbed the other leader from behind!
"Damn traitor~!!! How dare you?!" The other leader screamed out loud in anger and beheaded that leader.
In that instant, all the leaders in the room started attacking and killing each other by themselves.
CLANK~!!! CLANK~!!! CLANK~!!!
Even Crown Prince Feng did not understand what has happened in front of his eyes.
"STOP~!!! All of you… STOP RIGHT NOW~!!!" Crown Prince Feng shouted as loud as he could in a panic to stop them, but all the leaders acted as if they went insane and could no longer hear his words.
Crown Prince Feng did not even dare to approach those leaders that were fighting so fiercely with bloodshot eyes without any regard for their own lives as if they were possessed by something.
From ten to seven…
From seven to four…
From four to two…
The brave leaders who already fought in so many deadly battles fall one by one in this room.
Their authority might be lower than generals since generals have their own armies, but these leaders hold great authority over imperial guards that protect the Imperial Palace.
All of them have a bright future ahead of them, but unfortunately for them, they were fated to meet their ends here tonight.
Their blood and organs splashed everywhere, painted the room with the eerie crimson color.
It only took a few minutes for those brave leaders to kill each other, only leaving one last person standing.
Crown Prince Feng was already scared out of his wits.
His face turned completely pale. He wanted to puke out everything inside his stomach because of the pungent smell of blood and the horrible scene in front of his eyes.
Crown Prince Feng immediately covered his nose and mouth with his long sleeve to stop himself from puking while approached the last leader and asked: "Are… are you alright? Wha… What exactly is happening? Why do you all…"
But before Crown Prince Feng finished his words, the last standing leader stabbed his own chest and killed himself!
The spurting blood splashed onto Crown Prince Feng's face and some drops of blood even entered his eyes!
"AAARRGGHHH~!!!" Crown Prince Feng screamed out loud in fright and pain, then ran blindly toward the door.
All Crown Prince Feng wanted to do right now was to escape from this accursed room as soon as possible!
Unfortunately, the door could not be opened.
Crown Prince Feng was sure that he never locked the door before, but he did not have any time to ponder about that.
He kicked the door with all of his strength but still failed to break it.
Crown Prince Feng gnashed his teeth and refused to give up.
He kicked the door again and again but still failed to break it despite all of his efforts.
"This is impossible… Unless… If I am… inside an array?" Crown Prince Feng murmured as his eyes lost all of the hope.
The room reverted to its previous quietness right now, but it only made Crown Prince Feng more scared than before since he did not have any people to protect him anymore right now.
RUMBLE… RUMBLE… RUMBLE…
The deafening sound of thunder broke the silence as the dazzling lightning made the darkroom bright with its flashing light.
Suddenly, there was someone wearing a black cloak who stood silently right in front of Crown Prince Feng.
"AAAHHH~!!! You… You… Get away from me! Guards! Guards!" Crown Prince Feng screamed in fright and horror as he hastily took a few steps back to keep his distance from the black-cloaked person.
Meanwhile, the black cloak person leisurely took a step forward to approach Crown Prince Feng.
It did not take long before Crown Prince Feng got cornered as his back bumped into a wall behind him.
Crown Prince Feng could no longer retreat backward, so he decided to take a risk instead.
By chance, there was a sword from the fallen leaders on his feet.
He quickly took the sword from the ground and swung it toward the black-cloaked person with all of his strength.
The black-cloaked person was cut into two by Crown Prince Feng's sword!
Crown Prince Feng was completely dumbfounded by how easily he killed the black-cloaked person.
But he immediately laughed maniacally in delight and said: "BWAHAHAHAHA... Serve your right! How dare you try to attack me?!"
At this moment, the figure of the black-cloaked person was distorted and then turned onto the last standing leader from before!
That leader already died, but his eyes stared at Crown Prince Feng in shock and disbelief. As if he could not believe that Crown Prince Feng would suddenly brandish his sword and kill him at this moment.