At the Li Residence…
“Father? You’re going too?” Li Tianjun asked in surprise when he saw his father getting on the carriage too.
Grand Marshal Li was a very high-ranked official in this empire. Average matters did not require his presence. If he was summoned, it meant it was something that affected the entire empire.
“Yeah! Looks like something serious happened!” Grand Marshal Li nodded.
Within the main building of the palace, when an official stepped in, he saw Zhao Yarou was already at her seat waiting. This meant it was very, very urgent. So urgent that the empress was here to wait for everyone.
He stood in his place quietly, making no sound. They only started once everyone was present.
Very quickly, most of them were here. They all stayed close by anyway. When one arrived, everyone was almost there.
They would not delay on purpose too. Making Zhao Yarou wait would be a disaster.
At this moment, when Grand Marshal Li and the military leaders arrived, they knew it was related to the military. Were they at war with another kingdom?
Or someone was attacking them? That must be why there was such an urgent meeting!
It must be!
“Alright, everyone’s here! Then I shall tell everyone what happened!” Zhao Yarou’s eyes swept across the room. “We have to send our army to the northern part of the empire. Grand Marshal, you will be in charge of this. You must have your men in the northern region as fast as possible.
Everyone was surprised.
“Your Majesty, although we also want to capture the northern region, the Tanlang Group still has a stronghold there. Other military groups are unable to penetrate the region. This will just cause a civil war, the time is not right!” advised the Grand Marshal.
In the past, Zhao Yarou would agree. But not this time!
“Grand Marshal, the time is right. This is the time to take the opportunity!” she smiled, “My future brother-in-law has helped speed things up.”
“Who? Oh, you’re talking about Thirteen? What did he do?” Grand Marshal Li knew who Zhao Yarou was talking about. There were only two brothers-in-law: the Ye family’s seventh and thirteenth prince. The only person whom she cared so much about was naturally Ye Lang.
Of course, they did not think she called him that because they were close. She would call him brother-in-law as she locked him up or murdered him.
“He has helped us kill one hundred thousand men from the Tanlang army. The Tanlang group is now very unstable, it is the best time for us to come in. We cannot let them stabilise or we’ll have to wait again,” she said gently.
“A hundred thousand? Your Majesty, what do you mean?” Grand Marshal Li didn’t understand. Perhaps he did, but he didn’t believe it.
How could he believe that Ye Lang could kill a hundred thousand people? Then what did they need armies for?
If he knew Ye Lang didn’t just kill a hundred thousand people, what would he think?
At this point, Zhao Yarou had received news about the eighty thousand people Ye Lang had blown up, plus the rest of the people they killed before that. It added up to more than a hundred thousand at this point.
“He killed them. He and Li Yue dealt with ten thousand of them in one night, using a hotel as their base. Then, he seemed to have buried a lot of bombs and traps outside the hotel and blew everyone up!” she explained.
Everyone was shocked. If it wasn’t for the fact that it was Zhao Yarou speaking, they would have thought it was a joke. They still couldn’t believe it.
“Looks like he really didn’t want to trouble our people when he left Soaring Sky. If not, he could have blown all our people up too!” Zhao Yarou was a little shaken herself as she thought about it.
If Ye Lang had done that, she might not have gotten the throne. Losing such a large number of men would cause chaos in the nation.
“Yep! He’s an impressive kid. I believe the Tanlang Military Group must have overstepped their boundaries or he would not have done this,” nodded Grand Marshal Li.
“We can’t blame him too. From our reports, in the beginning it was because they were sexually harassing Li Yue so she taught them a lesson. Then they never learned their lesson and continued to harass her so everyone was killed by both of them,” said Zhao Yarou mildly. She had conducted thorough investigations. The Tanlang Military Group had brought this upon themselves.
“...” The Li father and son were silent. They knew Li Yue could attract some unwanted people sometimes but they didn’t know she was the start of this entire war.
“Your Li Yue is very impressive! She didn’t just survive this entire war, she even gave us such a good opportunity. At the same time, she seems to be close to breaking Tian LEvel,” Zhao Yarou said. It was not clear if Zhao Yarou was happy or uncomfortable.
“What?! That’s impossible!”
Everyone was shocked, especially the two Li men. They were clear on her fighting skills. Li Yue had just entered the Di stage. It hadn’t been a long time since they met, and now she was almost at the Tian stage.
It was supposed to be something that took people decades or entire lifetimes. Some people might not even advance past the Di stage.
“My reports are not wrong. Under Ye Lang’s training, she has reached the Tian Heavenly stage! She had killed almost a hundred Di level masters at the Moon Hotel, this is something even a Tian level fighter cannot do.” Zhao Yarou seemed to be jealous but she maintained a very mild expression so everyone wasn’t sure.
“Is this… true?” asked Grand Marshal Li. She was his granddaughter, so naturally, he was happy for her achievements.
“You can read it yourself! Pass the documents to Grand Marshal Li and the rest.” Zhao Yarou passed the report to a handmaiden, who passed to the grand marshal.
Grand Marshal Li was shaking all over when he read the report, extremely emotional. If he had any doubts, this document cleared them all.