Chapter 374 Forced Inspection!
Chapter 374 Forced Inspection!
'It is finally begun!' The expression of Instructor Mei Lan, Bing Yi, Hei Yinghao, Tang Li Xue, and her perfect copy immediately became stern.
The blinding white light rose toward the night sky and turned into a giant cage of light.
The giant cage of light confined all the guests, including the Emperor, Empress, Crown Prince Feng, Tang Li Xue's perfect copy, and even Elder Yang inside it.
All the guests in the night banquet were already running around in panic like the crowds of the headless chickens, but the Emperor still looked very calm as he slowly stood up from his golden dragon seat.
"Everyone, calm down! Do not move and stay where you are if you do not want to die!" The Emperor suddenly shouted out loud with a solemn expression.
But all of the people here were too anxious and panicked to listen to the Emperor's order right now.
Some of them were even accidentally pushed away by the crowds and fell toward the cage of light.
The moment their bodies touched the cage of light, their bodies were actually engulfed by the cage of light and turned into ashes in only a few seconds.
The other people who saw that scene felt very horrified in an instant. They screamed in fright and quickly back out as far as they could from the cage of light.
In the end, they did not have any other choice than to obey the order from the Emperor and stopped moving around so carelessly in panic like before.
The Emperor looked around and waited patiently for all the people here to calm down first before talking again.
"Do all of you stupid and coward people have calm down? I actually wanted to explain that this array of Revealing Light Swords was created by our guests from Immortal Sword Sect to catch the serial killer disguised himself and hid among us. But since all of you did not listen to my order, then I want to let all of you see the effect of this array with your own eyes to make you calm down." The Emperor said to everyone with a cold tone.
All the guests there became dumbfounded by Emperor's cold words.
They could not believe that the Emperor has a heart to not even warn them about this matter beforehand.
All of them here were the members of the Imperial Family after all. Although, most of them were only distant relatives of the emperor such as the emperor's uncle, the nephews from the Emperor's uncle, the cousins of the Emperors, and so on, but they still have some blood relations with the Emperor.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy secretly sneered mockingly at the Emperor and thought: 'What a lame excuse is that?! What he wanted the most must be for the serial killer to act on impulse and jumped out to escape when the array was suddenly activated before. Unfortunately, the serial killer is smarter than he thought, so the serial killer still did not make any move yet until now.'
'But since he said it like that, then it means he and the people from Immortal Sword Sect have their next plan that required obedience from all the people here. I wonder what their next plan is?' Tang Li Xue's perfect copy pondered for a few moments while silently glanced at Elder Yang from the corner of her eyes.
However, Tang Li Xue's perfect copy did not bother mentioning what was on her mind or asking Elder Yang anything. She only raised her cup and drank her tea while silently watching the performance in front of her.
She also kept tracking Crown Prince Feng's every movement carefully with her [Extrasensory Perception] divine ability, so she would notice it in an instant if Crown Prince Feng suddenly made his move.
The real Tang Li Xue watched the cage of light in awe from afar and asked Instructor Mei Lan with a soft curious tone: "Instructor Lan, how could you guess that they already prepared such a grandiose trap for the serial killer?"
"It's only my hunch. You can guess many things and avoid it too if you have more knowledge and experience in the future." Instructor Mei Lan replied to Tang Li Xue.
"Aren't this bad for the serial killer and us? We could not barge in to catch or help out the serial killer anymore with that cage of light obstructing us like this, and the serial killer also could not escape from there even if she used her illusion-type divine ability." Hei Yinghao frowned deeply and asked.
Instructor Mei Lan nodded her head while frowned deeper too in worry.
She pondered for a while before replied: "Let's wait for now and see what will happen next first before deciding what we will do later. I am quite curious about what they will do now to find the serial killer."
While Instructor Mei Lan and the others chatted quietly on the top of a big tree, the Emperor and Elder Yang prepared something for ten minutes or so.
After that, the Emperor called all the maids and servants, then ordered them to distribute a cup of wine to every person there.
"This is the special wine prepared by Elder Yang from Immortal Sword Sect that would forcefully expose the serial killer's disguise, so everyone here must drink it without any exception! If you refuse to drink it, then you would be confirmed as the serial killer and executed on the spot! So everyone, cheers!" The Emperor shouted out loud with a cold tone.
Then the Emperor drank a cup of wine in one gulp without any hesitation as an example for the others and flipped his cup upside down to show that it was already emptied.
All of the Emperor's most trusted subjects immediately imitated the Emperor and drank the wine in one gulp without any hesitation too.
Some of the guests there still felt hesitant and afraid, but in the end, they decided to grit their teeth and drink the wine too with their eyes closed.
The only people left who still have not drunk the Elder Yang's special wine yet were the Imperial Family members.
They were already pampered too much by the Emperor's backing and authority. They always act arrogantly all this time, so they were not accustomed when they got forced to do something like this.
Some of them even dared to question the Emperor's order right now and shouted: "Uncle, this wine can really force the serial killer out? Then doesn't it mean this wine is poisoned? I… I do not want to drink something poisoned… Can I…"
The person talking was actually the Emperor's cousin, but before he could even finish his words, the Emperor himself already gave a signal by waving his hand, and suddenly the head of that person flew away from his body.
All the people nearby him yelled and screamed in shock and fright as they immediately distanced themselves from the headless corpse.
"Pick one! Drink it now or DIEEE~!" The Emperor mercilessly shouted with cold killing intent.
Most people here were still unwilling to drink the wine, but they did not have any other choice right now.
They could only grit their teeth to push away their reluctance and closed their eyes, then drank the wine in one gulp.
After a few whiles, Elder Yang suddenly stood up from his seat and pointed at several people from the crowds, then said: "Kill all of these people! They dare to pretend to drink the wine while secretly get rid of it."
The elders of the Immortal Sword Sect did not even bother to ask for the Emperor's confirmation. They moved almost in an instant and beheaded the people that Elder Yang had pointed before in a blink of an eye.
The Emperor closed his eyes in pain and sadness. He actually did not want to do this to his own people. These people here were his family members after all.
But he did not have any choice other than followed Elder Yang's plan in order to catch the serial killer.
All the people here could no longer hesitate, and they immediately drank the special wine in fright.
Only several people with the highest position in Feng Empire still have not drunk the special wine yet.
Such as the Empress Dowager, the Empress, the Emperor's concubines, Crown Prince Feng, the other princes, princesses, and so on...
Of course, Tang Li Xue's perfect copy was also one of them.
She held the cup that contains the special wine and carefully tried to detect something strange from it with her [Extrasensory Perception] while kept staring at it.
Unfortunately, she still did not manage to find anything strange contained in this wine yet.
'Even if this wine has poison in it, there should not be a problem for me, right? My [Pure Sun Dragon] bloodline can probably neutralize it, right? Sigh... Unfortunately, I still do not know if my [Pure Sun Dragon] bloodline could really neutralize all kinds of poison or not.' Tang Li Xue's perfect copy thought while kept hesitating.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy glanced at Crown Prince Feng and saw that he was also hesitating in drinking the wine.
'That Elder Yang is really damned! Is this wine only the deception to bait out the serial killer or not?' Tang Li Xue's perfect copy bit her pink lips while cursing Elder Yang in her heart.
She was only a perfect copy of Tang Li Xue, so of course, she did not afraid of death, but she really afraid that her identity as a fox would be uncovered if she drank this special wine.