Zhu Chi was flipping through the collection of books that recorded the history of the Legrand Empire.

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In fact, the Mohn Castle he was now in was also his “burial place” to some extent.

The gift that the devil gave him was knowledge of the fate line of Pureland I. If according to the original trajectory, on the seventh day after the execution of the Duke of Buckingham, the King would encounter an assassination. In this assassination, the King would lose his eyes.

The blind was not qualified to govern a kingdom.

Three months later, a coup d’etat occurred in the royal city. The citizens who were dissatisfied with the rule of the tyrant used this as a reason to drive the King from the throne. Four months later, in accordance with the will of the Holy See, the great nobles tried Pureland in a public trial, and he was hanged in front of Mohn Tower——in the same place his uncle was executed.

This line of fate seemed very useful.

According to normal logic, if you knew what would happen in the future, you could naturally avoid it.

But Zhu Chi had not forgotten that this was a gift from the devil.

Just as it was not stated in the line of fate that Pureland’s order to cancel the death penalty was intercepted, many things were deliberately obscured such as: what was the identity of the assassin? Who instigated it?……All key information had been hidden or even deliberately misrepresented.

——This was a typical “devil’s gift”.

If Zhu Chi really depended on this line of fate, then he was the number one fool.

The crisis had not yet passed. After saving the Duke of Buckingham, he must immediately figure out——who his enemy was and where did the assassination a few days later will come from?

“Your Majesty, the Lord Duke……”

The Master of the Households spoke up hesitantly.

When they had rushed to Mohn from the palace, the Master of the Households thought it was just another arbitrary act by the King. But when they arrived at the castle and saw the high guillotine platform, the soul of the Master of Households was nearly frightened away. Had it not been for the King coming all this way, they would now be holding a funeral for the Duke of Buckingham.

——It turned out that His Majesty had expected that someone would dare to intercept the King’s orders.

The Master of the Households couldn’t help but give rise to a little hope, feeling that His Majesty was not completely messimg around. But right now, the King’s utterly decisive “No” made him realize that the King was as unreasonable as ever.

Zhu Chi did not want to see the Duke of Buckingham.

Firstly, though it was true that he stopped the execution, but it was true that Pureland ordered the execution of his uncle. The relationship between uncle and nephew was actually very awkward. Secondly, Zhu Chi had not yet figured out how to face his uncle who was the closest to him, especially when the other was indeed very loyal to “him”.

It was not that Zhu Chi had never had relatives, but most of those “relatives” only looked forward to his early death.

That he would make a deal with the devil, they also have a share of the credit——the more they wanted him to die, the more he must stay alive.

The Master of the Households had on a bitter face as he stood to the side.

“Mr. Master of the Households, are you deaf?”

Zhu Chi raised his head, his unsmiling ice-blue eyes looked at Mr. Master of the Households standing at the door.

“Do I need to say it again?”

“No……no need……” The Master of the Households looked even more bitter, looking like he was stuck in a dilemma.

“Don’t make things difficult for your poor Master of Households anymore.”

A deep voice edged with a bit of the unyielding pertinacity that had been battle-tested suddenly sounded in the room. The Duke of Buckingham had at one point appeared behind the Master of Households. He was still wearing the dark robe from the morning execution, and his snow pale hair hung down to his shoulders. As an old man, his blue eyes appeared too clear and sharp.

It was not difficult to understand why Pureland rejected his only uncle so much. He simply looked too harsh and strict.

Zhu Chi closed the book and looked at the older man standing at the door.

The Master of the Households, who found himself in the crossfire between the two, had a pale face and cold sweat began to bead on his forehead.

“Your Majesty.”

The Duke of Buckingham did not look away.

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Zhu Chi waved his hand to let the Master of the Households retreat, which was basically a sign that he had finally acquiesced to the Duke of Buckingham having an audience with him.

The Duke walked into the room that was warm from the fireplace. He sat down a little further away to avoid bringing the cold air that had yet to disperse from his clothes to the King.

Zhu Chi noticed that the Duke of Buckingham’s complexion was not very good.

After all, he was already advanced in years, and on top of that he was detained in the infamous Mohn Tower for an entire month. And in that time, Pureland had never once visited him. Whether as a King or as a nephew, this was too heartless.

“Walter has left Mohn?”

Zhu Chi lowered his head and opened a book, not looking at the old Duke.

“Earl Walter is the nephew of Archbishop Chestermin, and the cardinal had already tried to persuade the Pope to excommunicate you from the Holy Church last month.” The Duke of Buckingham replied, “It is not a wise thing to anger the Pope.”

“Excellent.” Zhu Chi said, “It just happens to give me the perfect excuse to be able to confiscate the clergy’s property and land to collect a ransom of 20,000 pounds.”

The Duke became silent.

Zhu Chi finally looked up at him. The fire from the fireplace shone on his face, and with the mention of his captive son, the old man appeared even older.

“Your Majesty, I can guarantee that Johan is absolutely loyal to you.”

The old Duke replied.

Zhu Chi closed the heavy book with a bang.

The old Duke watched him silently with the eyes of not only a courtier watching his King, but of an old man watching the younger generation.

He suddenly became irritable.

“What about you?”

In an icy tone, he asked in a sharp voice.

“Are you loyal to me?”

“Yes.”

The old Duke stood up, knelt down on one knee in front of the young King, and performed a knightly oath of allegiance.

“I will always be loyal to you.”

The fire in the fireplace crackled, and the cold air of mid-winter mixed with the heated warmth of the fire. Zhu Chi’s hand pressing on the page of a book pressed down harder.

The old Duke stood up and leaned over to embrace his nephew who was sitting stiff in the chair. He gave the young King a blessed kiss that should have been given by his father.

“I apologize.”

Zhu Chi said softly, apologizing for Pureland who received much care and love but didn’t know how to cherish it.

“The King will bless you.”

The old Duke whispered. The King he spoke of was Pureland’s father, William III, who had died young.

Zhu Chi opened his arms hesitantly and embraced the old man.

………………

Neither Zhu Chi nor the Duke of Buckingham were accustomed to expressing their feelings. The embrace that symbolized reconciliation soon ended, and the two deliberately did not recall the tender scene from just now.

The old Duke did not forget his purpose of coming to meet the King.

“I am here to plead with you.”

“For Johan?”

“No, for my arrogant subordinates.” The old Duke sighed, “They planned a treacherous assassination attempt, which was supposed to be carried out in a few days. I ask you to punish them severely.”

Zhu Chi looked at the Duke of Buckingham.

“Would you be willing to see them?”

Zhu Chi rubbed the back of the book, he seemed to have found the general sequence of events behind the assassination that had resulted in Pureland losing his eyes. He nodded slightly.

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The old Duke clapped his hands and sternly commanded: “Get in here.”

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3 Comments on “After Becoming The Tyrant CH 004 The Assassination

  1. Thanks for the chapter! This was an interesting chaper that explains many things. I still like the Duke of Buckingham a lot, i like how he is decribed, as his presence that exudes obedience and respect, but this chapter i get it, it’s really old, and he has a fatherly presence in the MC life. It make me smile when i read the reason Zhu Chi don’t want to see him yet, it’s because he is harh and strict, hahaha, the MC is showing his age, he has a lot of growing up to do. So i shamelessly set my eyes on his son, Johan. A pity that he
    can’t be the ML, but the absence of infirmation about him make me want to know more about him. He has an atractive name, and it give the intuition that he will have appear more in the future events. The fact that is revealead, that in the Assasination attempt of Zhu Chi that it has to originally take place in seven days for now, in involves subordinates of the Duke is strange, it means probably that the enemy has deep ties and connection all over the country and is probably very well hidden behind many people.

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  2. that hug was awkward. i like this even the knowlege is twisted so he have to navigate carefully. coz this type of story tend to get boring after sometime n follow certain future. so let’s see what happen next.

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