Chapter 64: Sally Empire’s Deadly Trap
In the Sagittarius constellation was the Sally Empire Palace.
There were countless countries that wanted to colonize Earth but the Sally Empire was the closest and was also one that showed its ugliest side to reach its goal. They didn’t even bother hiding their greed, playing underhanded tactics one after another, and they even hired raiders and pirates to harass the small and weak planet of Earth.
Sally Empire’s incumbent king was called Figaro the 149th. After experiencing 149 generations, the imperial throne was passed on to the King Figaro who had a pair of sinister slits for eyes. The empire wasn’t as powerful and resourceful in comparison to the true giants of the Milky Way, but it still had thousands of years of tradition and counted as a veteran figure in the Milky Way, way stronger than the developing nation of Earth.
After a dissolute night, King Figaro waited until noon to get up. Although his height reached 1.9 meters and he was regarded a big guy, he already depleted his body early with wine and women. If it wasn’t for the help of some drugs, he couldn’t even satisfy the two little seductive chicks last night. Thinking back to last night with his favorite twins, the king’s face was full with pride.
But he wouldn’t favor that pair of twins again, because he was the king, the most distinguished king in the empire, and anything the king used are now old and should be thrown away. The king only wears new clothes, and sleeps with new women.
Half lying on the sofa, the servants carried over a hearty breakfast as well as today’s newspaper. Seeing the headline of today’s paper, King Figaro was immediately shocked, and his eyes suddenly opened wide.
This was a standard Milky Way Daily newspaper, titled “Small Earth’s fighting force bursting off the chart, wiping out the stronger raiders and annihilated more than 15,000 outlaws!”
Reading the content, King Figaro was so angry that his bearded face became distorted and the reporter writing this story emphasized that Earth was just a very small country in the entire Milky Way, with an entire army barely over 13,000 soldiers. But just with this small army and Earth’s only battlecruiser, Earth’s United Government completed the annihilation of a large portion of the active raiders and pirates in the 57th Sector of Milky Way.
King Figaro smacked the paper down on the face of a young girl who was just serving him breakfast, and the pretty girl was so scared that her whole body trembled and she almost started crying on the spot.
Then, Figaro picked up the second newspaper, it was a reputable newspaper in the Milky Way, called the Daily Milky Way.
The Daily Milky Way actually also had an article on that battle on the front page, and they reported from a very interesting point of view: Starting from a report on the previous Milky Way Meet’s Ke Lake. He left the world with the impression that he wasn’t just a powerful warrior, but also someone with an unyielding will who, in a situation with no helping hands, finished alone in ninth place when fighting in the A7 Extinction Domain, wowing the entire Milky Way galaxy.
Daily Milky Way felt, Ke Lake might not be an exception. Maybe the tiny and distant planet Earth perhaps are filled with warriors with similar unyielding wills. Otherwise, it was impossible to explain how Earth, with such a weak army, was able to eliminate an enemy much stronger than them.
What pissed Figaro off more was that the Daily Milky Way listed several countries in the 57th Sector that failed to eliminate these criminals for years, and rather a small and developing Earth was able to, thus leaving the Daily Milky Way to question what the developed countries, including the Sally Empire, were doing,
King Figaro flew into rage, tore the newspaper into pieces and threw it onto the desk. The waiting servants hurried to clean up, but they ended up receiving kicks after kicks from the pig-like fat Figaro.
“Get me Levi!” Figaro shouted.
The servants hastily went to summon the empire chancellor, Levi, while King Figaro still raged silently in his chair, picking up the third newspaper. This was the Globe Star News published in Sally Empire, and it had always served as a henchman for the Sally Empire, always complimenting how much of a saint King Figaro was, and its choice of words were always as flattering as possible.
Globe Star News didn’t put the news about Earth on the front page but on the far more irrelevant third page. Unfortunately, King Figaro took a closer look at the content and he became even more mad than before!
Globe Star News really couldn’t find any arguments to attack Earth, so they actually talked about how cruel the Earth Federation was to kill more than 15,000 outlaws and also destroying their home, completely wiping out their lairs and setting everything on fire.
There actually existed a teammate stupid like a pig! The Globe Star News actually wrote the news from the perspective of sympathy for the criminals, that’s called being politically incorrect okay?!
Even fools know how much the people hated the star pirates and raiders, how could the dignified imperial voice speak on behalf of these criminals? Now the entire Milky Way was talking about the satisfaction of eliminating all those bandits, and the Globe Star News was sympathizing with the criminals?
Originally, the Sally Empire’s a-s wasn’t clean, and now the Globe Star News was showing how depressed and bitter they were when the pirates and raiders were killed by Earth. Wasn’t that slapping the empire’s face with its own hands?!
King Figaro flipped the entire table. The hot soup poured onto several female servants’ faces and burned them. Not only did Figaro not care, but he also added a few more kicks in order to release his anger.
At this moment, the chancellor of the Sally Empire, Levi, arrived. This man with red curly hair was called the fox of the Sally Empire, and he was also the king’s most trusted think tank.
Seeing the mess inside the room, Levi frowned and ordered all the servants to get out. He paid a deep salutation to King Figaro and said, “Your Majesty, surely you are angry because of the Earth Federation things right?”
Figaro snappily replied, “Damn that impotent Lucas! You go contact all the raiders from other Milky Way sectors, no matter how much money need to be spend I want to get Earth down to its knees!”
Levi shook his head and said, “Your Majesty, at this critical stage, all the major Medias in Milky Way are paying attention to the 57th Sector. There are already rumors about us hiring those bandits, and if we continue to do so then our plan will be debunked.”
Figaro stared with his eyes wide open and shouted, “Are you trying to persuade me to quit? Impossible! Whatever I want must always be mine! Originally, I was okay with leaving the citizens alive after we colonize Earth, but now I wish I could kill every damn living soul on that damn planet! Let them be man, women or kids! How dare they fight back! Now none of them should even think about living!”
Levi smiled, “I agree. Our empire already has a huge population, the 15 billion people on earth will simply be our burden. Kill or sell to slavery are all good options.”
“But, Your Majesty, this means that we have to change our method a bit. Now that the Milky Way Meet is happening soon, we can’t leave a bad impression to the 12 permanent members of the Milky Way Alliance. I think we can split this operation into two steps. First, we have to find allies, whether it’s someone in the 57th sector or one of the 12 permanent members of the Milky Way Alliance, we need to try to convince them to support our proposal of colonizing Earth.”
“It might take a lot of money, but there’s a B-class relic (AKA Extinction domain) on Earth. As long as we capture that relic, its output will certainly be more than our investment. In addition, fostering good relationships with other planets can only be advantageous for us with no harms.”
“Secondly, of course we need to teach those people on Earth a lesson. They still have a couple contestants left in the Milky Way Meet exam, so let’s get all of them eliminated so that they don’t have a single qualified contestant to compete in the final Milky Way Meet. That’s going to be a really hard slap in the face for Earth, a country that couldn’t even get a single spot at the Meet. Earth will be the largest joke in the Milky Way! A disgrace!”
King Figaro was shocked and he suddenly slapped his desk and said, “What a good strategy! Put out a reward, focus on anyone from Earth that’s attending the Meet and eliminate them all! We will let the entire Milky Way witness Earth’s incompetence!”
Levi smiled and echoed, “Your Majesty is very wise! The contestants from Earth attending the Milky Way Meet’s preliminaries are chosen elites from that planet, and we will smack them all to death, and that will be equivalent to slapping Earth right in the face!”
King Figaro laughed and said in a deep voice, “Hurry and make the arrangement, kill all the soldiers from Earth that are in the Milky Way Meet!”
Galactic Dark Net
Han finished the mission and returned to the Nazca base. The first thing he did was to meet Pathless Origin. What happened to him during the battle was too strange, Han really wanted to find out what that inexplicable dark power was and where it came from.
Arriving at the agreed virtual meeting space, Han found that Night Walker was actually here too, and it was actually his first time meeting both mentors together. Looking at their expressions, they didn’t look to be at ease and had a rather worried look.
“Teacher, Mr. Night!” Han was already very familiar with them so he immediately jumped into his question, “Something really strange happened to me. I seem to have somehow awakened some sort of dark energy. At the same time my own power was strengthened, such as my right eye became able to see a lot of strange things, as if it can completely see through the enemies. His meridians, his zero-degree brain region, all in one glance. How did that happen?”
“That’s the Eye of Darkness.” Pathless Origin thought for a bit, and said to Night Walker, “Old Black, you know the details, I think you should explain it.”
Night Walker slightly nodded his head, pushed up his glasses and said in a deep voice, “Han, what I’m going to say next will be very strange, I want you to be mentally prepared and don’t be scared by it.”
After taking a deep breath once, some light flashed in Night Walker’s eyes, and he said one word at a time, “All in All Han, you really hit the jack pot this time!”