Sorry for the late update! Here’s Chapter 60 🎉
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He said that he would set fire to the Imperial Palace in the same way.
If someone else had heard him, they would say he was out of his mind.
However, Aaron and Michael’s calm attitude showed that Carmen meant what he said.
Liarte was purely curious.
“How are you going to set fire to it?”
She meant the Imperial Palace.
Unlike the other Elheim members, she did not receive official training, so she had no loyalty to the Imperial Family.
Even so, she could see that the Imperial Palace was a place that could not be easily touched.
“There are so many spies on our side at the palace. I asked Alef to investigate, and he said it would be possible to set the palace on fire.”
Carmen laughed deftly. Then he added,
“Of course, we can exterminate the Imperial Family. The process will be cumbersome and complicated, but there’s nothing we can’t do. I will have to work with Michael to destabilize the Empire.”
Carmen, who casually spoke of the death of the Imperial Family, was unfamiliar and amazing.
“There’s only one thing I want to say, Lili.”
“What is it?”
“Shall we set the palace on fire or kill them all directly? Of course, I can accept your request to torture them.” (tl/n honestly, a sadistic Liarte would be a goddamn SERVE)
“Isn’t that a bit too cruel for Liarte to hear?”
Aaron dissuaded Carmen. Carmen thought about it and said:
“If you live in Birce, you’ll get used to these things. As much as possible, I won’t say bad things to you. But when it comes to work, things will be different.”
“Like when we’re discussing the treatment of the Imperial Family?”
“It was nice to hear about Birce’s work. I would like to continue talking about it in the future.”
“I knew it.”
He replied loosely.
“Now I can tell cruel things because I expected this answer.”
“But like Michael, I wish you became an adult a little later.”
They couldn’t help it because their survival was at stake.
For the Duke of Birce, strong abilities weren’t a blessing but a curse.
It was a chain that tied their bloodline, like a fate that could not be escaped no matter how much they shook it off.
“It’s better to set the palace on fire.”
Liarte said straightforwardly.
“But I hope there are no casualties if possible.”
“I can protect you at least.” (C)
The silver fox lying next to Liarte yawned.
As she was holding her teacup with both hands, she fell deep in thought.
“And at this point, I have something to tell you.” (C)
Under Carmen’s order, several Black Knights brought a large box made of glass.
It seemed to contain letters sent by nobles, as the letters were stamped with luxurious seals.
“Do you know what this is, Lili?”
“It’s all for you.”
Carmen pulled a letter from the glass box.
Liarte Elheim was written on the recipient’s name.
So far, she has not made friends from the people of nobility.
When she was locked up in Elheim, no one bothered to reach out to her.
This time, the letter was stamped with the seal of each noble family.
It was an official contact with Liarte.
“Do you want me to become Birce’s link?” (tl/n for the other families.)
“That’s wrong to do.”
He expected it, but this kid didn’t know anything.
At times, she felt older than his age. But at times like this, she was pure and stainless.
He had been aware of her strong ability that could be used maliciously from the moment she used it on Elheim’s main building.
“Lili, this was sent by the wolves who want to take a bite off your abilities.”
Of course, Liarte would have been willing to help Birce even if she knew her worth.
Because she has the personality of a noble.
However, in this empire existed countless power-seeking nobles, nobility without knowledge is poison.
“Do I have to show my abilities?”
“Many nobles have seen you beat your twin on your coming-of-age ceremony. A strong water awakener is a coveted existence. If you don’t belong to anyone, you’re like a jewel on the side of the road.”
Michael gently stroked Liarte’s hair.
“Don’t worry about it too much, Liarte. As long as you’re in Birce, no one’s going to dare take you away.”
Carmen briefly forgot what to say as he looked at his son gently comforting Liarte.
He was overwhelmed and dumbfounded.
Judging by his skill in sweetly seducing Liarte, it wouldn’t seem to have become this way in just a day or two.
‘Last time when you touched her, your ears went red and you didn’t know what to do.’
He was seen pretending to comfort her.
But Liarte’s face didn’t seem to care.
Aaron put down his cup and whispered to Carmen.
“That is exactly what I felt when you said you were going to shoot me with a pistol, Carmen.”
“Raising this child is harder than I thought.”
At this rate, he was afraid that Michael would eat Liarte.
To be honest, Liarte was too good for Michael.
Carmen smiled, describing Aaron as a fox.
“Just Michael won’t do. At least meet a bunch of other people and think about this again.”
“Something like that.”
“Father, are you going to come for me like this?”
Carmen did not miss Michael’s gaze, which changed as he mentioned meeting someone else.
“Yeah. It’s going to be like this the whole time, my son.”
Would Aaron and Carmen be afraid of such eyes?
Rarely did Aaron chuckle.
“Yeah. You’re like a kid, you’re not good enough. Not like that.”
It was at that moment that Carmen and Aaron agreed on something for the first time in a while.
Furthermore, Michael, who looked like Carmen but was corny like a nerd, showed such an attitude.
A rather pleased smile hung on Aaron’s mouth.
“What we’re trying to say is simple, Lili. You’ll live in Birce, but you can’t stay in the mansion forever. You’ll have to go out and see the wider world.”
Carmen poured tea into his empty teacup and said:
“Of course, you may not prefer to go out after some time. But since you live in an Empire, you have to face the outside world someday. The Imperial Family, Elheim, and all the forces that are after you.”
“What should I do?”
“I’ll give you a good tutor. So you can study the world you haven’t learned about yet.”
At that moment, Liarte smiled with a slightly pleased expression.
“Can I do that?”
Usually, people don’t like studying.
Carmen also studied because of necessity, but had no fond memories of any of it.
“Of course, you can do it as much as you want.”
He replied nonchalantly, but was inwardly perplexed.
‘Did I give something special to this bird that I didn’t know of?’
“Thank you, Carmen.”
Liarte looked very happy about which he was confused.
The sight eventually made Birce’s flesh and blood smile.
Carmen’s words of setting fire to the Imperial Palace, during his warm daily life, were being put into work.
Alef, the butler, made eye contact with the Masters from afar, nodded, and stepped down.
The Crown Prince failed to set Birce on fire.
Instead the Imperial Palace will become the sea of fire.
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In the morning, the Crown Prince opened his eyes.
The Imperial Family and the entire empire were implicitly prohibiting everything about Ancient Power.
Ancient Power and the Power of Awakeners were at odds.
Even for the Awakener families that helped establish the empire, the use of Ancient Power should be banned.
But the reality was different.
The Imperial Family never experienced any side effects or reactions when using Ancient Power.
Was there any power that’s this appropriate and useful?
Of course, excessive abuse of Ancient Power could put the Crown Prince in danger.
For about a year. During that time, he should refrain from using Ancient Powers.
Suddenly, his excitement surged.
Finally, the Crown Prince had brought Birce down. (e/n clown)
His own mediums would have set the whole property on fire last night.
Mediums of sorcery with the condition that it would never be put out with water flowing through the land of Birce.
The Crown Prince smiled proudly.
‘Now, Birce is gone.’
Of course, there was a danger that the Power of Death would be released from the Deep Forest and might engulf the entire empire.
But the Crown Prince believed in his luck.
As a result, he felt perfect this morning.
Soon, someone knocked on the Crown Prince’s bedroom door.
“Count Fedes? Come on in.”
On command, Count Fedes opened the door.
The Crown Prince smiled and held his hand out.
“Finally, the long-cherished desire that even the emperors of all time could not solve has been resolved.”
Three direct descendants of Birce would be unable to do anything.
The Crown Prince didn’t notice that he foolishly looked down on Birce.
The users of Birce would have died, of course.
The water awakener in Birce, Liarte, would have regretted her choice and died, as well.
Count Fedes quivered his lips.
“I’m sorry, Your Highness.”
By now, the whole world had to talk about the fall of Birce overnight.
The Crown Prince widened his eyes.
It was not possible.
There was a book about Ancient Power in the Imperial Palace that no one else could read.
The Crown Prince made the mediums according to the book perfectly.
“What happened? There’s no way the fire didn’t break out.”
Count Fedes bowed his head to the unrest Crown Prince and said:
“The fire definitely broke out. Some people have seen the flames rise from far away in the direction of Birce.”
“Then what happened? Why?”
Count Fedes was shocked and horrified to hear what had happened last night.
“It rained only in Birce in that area, Your Highness.”
A clear sign of Liarte Elheim’s power.
Sachyan: muhahahahahahha eat that Clown Prince!!!
AngeAngela: lol he thought
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