Chapter 265: Strength Lies in the Fist (Part One)
The mercenary groups in St. Petersburg were all backed by the big families. Those families actually didn’t believe that Chambord could wipe out the Blood-Edge; they thought that Chambord could reduce the power of Blood Edge by a lot, and there would be a lot of causalities on both sides. With that level of causalities, it made sense to reward Chambord with 30% of the gains. But after seeing Chambord taking out Blood-Edge so easily, they started to regret giving out so much value. Since there was a reason to reduce Chambord’s share, they all went after it.
Only Paris, Captain Romain, Ziene, Elder Ladino, and Priest Balesi remained silent.
These five people saw how Chambord conquered the Blood-Edge Mercenary Group easily without the help from their king. The master warriors and mage under the King of Chambord all had their specialties; especially that mysterious mage with the mask…… his techniques and spells were just too powerful. All of these strengths with King of Chambord’s power were enough to go against the families who resided in St. Petersburg for hundreds of years. Under this situation, a 30% split was actually not enough. If they could get this new forces to their side, the big forces here today won’t care about the small profit in front of them.
Soros’ Merchant Group didn’t really care about this amount of money. After getting the report from manager Harry Redknapp, they cared more about Fei as an individual. Therefore, the guardian of the branch came here more for observing Fei.
This mysterious yet powerful priest Balesi always had his head down as if he was praying. He was murmuring something with a neutral expression, and no one knew whose side he was on.
The people who were able to see the big picture all kept silent.
It was funny that the fourth prince Chrystal was ambitious and didn’t want to stay quiet in the throne race. He had been trying to grow his influence and power by recruiting a lot of different forces and families. He was trying to match up against the elder prince and second prince in order to get a chance to the throne. If he was able to get the support of Fei, the situation he was in would change dramatically. Instead of recruiting Fei, he pushed Fei to another side.
A person like this would only be boosted even if he thought highly of himself. There was no way that he could get a chance at the throne.
All the forces there knew this, and they couldn’t be happier to see Fei and the fourth prince stand on different sides.
This was the politics of St. Petersburg.
Fei didn’t really sense the underlying current; he just didn’t like this prince. Therefore, he walked forward and smiled as he looked at his opponents: “Oh? You guys are fantastic with the reasoning. So, what should we do?”
“Simple. First of all, we need to deduct the losses of the properties on the ground from your share. After all, you caused the fire, and we shouldn’t be responsible for that.”
The fourth prince said slowly as he looked at Fei.
At this time, the arrogant expression re-appeared on his face. He looked like he was in control of everything as he looked at Fei in disdain. All the negative emotions he felt when Fei dominated over him were all gone. He knew who the people here represented, and he just needed to persuade them. He didn’t think Fei dared to fight against everyone here.
This was pressure via influence!
The influence was king!
“Hahaha, this is strategy and influence. King of Chambord, you are only a bumpkin that is from a remote countryside. How dare you act like that towards me? I will just step on you and show everyone my influence and fame. I will let those noble families who don’t want to support me see who I am! I will let them see that the fourth son of Emperor Yassin, Andrew-Chrystal, is capable of competing with that trash army man Arshavin and crazy b-----d Dominguez.” He thought as he looked at Fei with a provocative expression.
Fei laughed as he responded: “In order to wipe out Blood-Edge, prices need to be paid. I don’t have enough manpower, so I need to use the fire. Even if you guys come here to destroy Blood-Edge, damages would be done. Therefore, these losses shouldn’t be paid by me.”
Although all the treasure here didn’t matter to Fei, he had to maintain his temperament and presence. Since a lot of influential forces were here, Fei would give a dangerous signal if he backed off – they would know that King of Chambord actually does back off under a certain level of pressure. If this happened, they would expect Fei to back off in the future….. It would destroy the “mad wolf” image that Fei tried hard to create. From that point on, Chambord would be always at a disadvantage.
On top of that, Fei just hated the fourth prince.
Since the king wasn’t happy, no one else could be happy. “I will just fight against you. What can you do?” This was the king’s attitude.
Chrystal didn’t expect Fei to be this aggressive in this situation. With anger on his mind, he took a step forward and sneered: “King of Chambord, this isn’t determined by you. Also, you arrived here a lot earlier than us. No one knows if you actually stole the most valuable items. Since you are a king and we want you to keep your dignity, it is better for you to take out everything in your storage ring for us to inspect!”