Chapter 288: First Battle of Chambord (Part One)
The chilly wind of the winter roared, and it pulled on thousands of long flags in the air. These long flags were like dragons that were about to break free and fly away.
The arrival of Emperor Yassin didn’t mean that the sacrificial ceremony would start right away.
The bishop of the branch of Holy Church in Zenit wasn’t there yet.
This ceremony felt very strange from the beginning.
From the tradition, the bishop should have arrived before the emperor to show respect and good faith. After all, although the Holy Church was overbearing on the continent, they were really rigid in terms of keeping the traditions and etiquettes. However, the bishop had broken this unspoken rule today unexpectedly by not showing up on time.
The silence of the long wait was unbearable.
The chilling winter made some of the weaker warriors shiver in the cold.
As everyone thought that the wait was going to continue, a light voice sounded from the ninth-floor of the stage.
The voice sounded majestic and unyielding. Although it was full of power, Fei could feel the tiredness and loneliness. Also, there was a slight aging tone in the voice, and that made Fei a little sad.
A fist mark dashed out of the throne as the emperor said that.
The white bulls that were lying on the white blankets comfortably were cut in half. They didn’t get the chance to scream, and none of the blood was spilled. The hearts were also cut in half; although heat came off of them as they continued to pump, they soon froze!
“Rest of …… you two can take care of it.” The voice sounded again on the throne.
“Yes, as you wish!” The two princes on the eighth-floor of the stage kneeled down and replied.
In the next moment, the golden throne suddenly soared into the sky.
The dragon beast that was flying in the sky sensed it and dashed down. An intense pressure came down from the sky, and the dragon beast perfectly caught the throne. Then, the four six-star royal mages flew up and guarded the beast as well as the emperor. Just like how they came, they left in the same manner. Like dashes of light, they soon disappeared into the Royal Palace that was far inside St. Petersburg.
Emperor Yassin left like that?
No one expected this.
This was something that had never happened before!
A ton of chatters and murmured sounded among the formations of soldiers. However, they soon disappeared.
The reason was that the two princes had already started to proceed with the rest of the sacrificial ceremony and the competition.
Fei, on the other hand, lost all interests in continue watching. He was completely focused on the image of Emperor Yassin. What did the invincible emperor who dominated the empires around Zenit look like now?
From all of the strange things that had happened, it seemed like the emperor was really in a bad condition. He stayed less than ten minutes. Perhaps his body wasn’t able to take it, and he had to leave quickly to rest.
Fei was more powerful than the people around him, and he vaguely heard a few light coughs followed by a series of light fast-breathings.
That sounded like a patient who was struggling to stay alive.
Was the pillar of the empire going to collapse?
After three hours, the sacrificial ceremony finished under the hosting of the two princes. The first round of ranking matches was going to take place in the afternoon.
There were fifty Sword Testing Stages, and there were five regions. Each of the battle regions received ten stages.
The first round of the matches was going to take place soon.
Chambord got its first opponent in a randomized draw – the Gude Kingdom who had the number of 42.
The Gude Kingdom was also located in the northern region of Zenit; it was a level 3 affiliated kingdom. Since the two kingdoms weren’t adjacent to each other, there weren’t any relationships between them. This Gude Kingdom was a top-tier level 3 affiliated kingdom. Its prince Drenthe was one of the [Seven Wolves] named [Black Wolf]. He had a good individual strength, and the power level of the kingdom was good as well with three hundred elite soldiers.
Many people thought that the Gude Kingdom had a chance to advance to a level 2 affiliated kingdom in this competition; no one expected them to face Chambord so early on. Now, their outlook wasn’t as bright.