Chapter 692: An Uncontrollable Power on the Rise
Oldman Rothschild and the other five Lords were very surprised.
The Lord of Asia opened his eyes slowly as his hands clenched harder on the armrests. “I sent someone to kill this man to see what would happen, and my people couldn’t even get close to him. This man’s political status in Huaxia is definitely not as simple as it seems, and we didn’t want to set fire on ourselves and get into a bad relationship with Huaxia, since that would affect our companies as well. However, we also wanted to warn them to not go too far, so I sent someone to assassinate the man’s lover!”
“That’s quite low to get women involved. Since when has a lord fallen to use such a despicable method?” The other lords mocked him.
That was indeed a low move.
However, the Lord of Asia said, “If someone made you lose hundreds of billions of dollars, not just his woman, I bet you’d probably dig out his ancestor’s grave. I didn’t have any other way, he was a very difficult person to approach, and an assassination of such an important political figure would cause backlash from the Huaxia government. I was just warning him, and then the Shanjing Group suffered. Of course, I have not been able to find direct evidence that this was their work, but at that point in time, there was no one except for this person who could’ve done it. Because the man Shanjing Kubo, who was responsible for the assassination led to his entire Shanjing Group to be exterminated.”
Old Man Rothschild shook his head. “Lord Okami, although there is a certain possibility for you to speculate like this, it’s better not to be so certain without evidence. You know that at our level, any suspicion could lead to war.”
The Lord of Asia nodded. “I know, and that’s why I’m requesting that the Knights help me investigate this matter. I’m sure we all wish to get a hold of the market in Huaxia, right? I assure you that if this man is not removed, he could be a disaster later on. We are determined not to allow any powerful entity out of our control, other than the Knights.”
That was when the Lord of Africa interrupted. “There is one guy right now who wants to be freed from our control.”
Old Man Rothschild: “Kush, is it? Word has spread about a temporary establishment of a government in the Land of Mercenaries, and I’ve heard that the people are responding strongly.”
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The Lord of Africa slapped the table. “The stronger it is, the more it gets out of our control! Don’t forget that we haven’t mined enough crude oil, and there’s at least one-fifth of the world’s crude oil in that Land of Mercenaries, as well as the diamond mines. Those things are all money, and I won’t allow them to fly away when we just managed to grasp them in our hands. The M Nation’s peacekeeping troops have marched in and achieved a somewhat good result. If he was to establish a government and have a permanent neutral position, that can’t be allowed! We have to get rid of this Kush!”
The Cloffi Family’s representative nodded. “I wanted to ask you about this. The M Nation is threatened by Kush’s sudden move, and Kush is your man. Tell me, what do you plan to do? We won’t harm the refugees and their land, but the resources, the important thing is the resources. The crude oil plus minerals in the Land of Mercenaries is worth roughly in the trillions of dollars, and that’s to be conservative! You must know that it’s because Kush was your puppet all these years that you’ve been able to sit in the position as the Lord of Africa. If he and his resources are out of your control, then you know the consequences.”
The Lord of Africa had sweat running down his face as he nodded. Although everyone sitting at the table were all addressed as Lords, Cloffi and Rothschild were the main people in power in the Capital Society, and he was incomparable to the two.
“I know, I’ll make it work on Kush’s side.”
“It’s probably too late.” Old man Rothschild looked at him sharply and said, “A dog that has been deadly obedient for thirty years, no matter how strong its willpower, would’ve lost its sharpness. But now it suddenly knows how to bite its master? It would mean that he has found someone else to support him.”
Having said that, he looked at Cloffi and said, “I’ve also heard about what happened with the M Nation, that their two operations have failed. Is there any country in this world that can make the trained people of the M Nation suffer this much? Almost non-existent! Think about those types of weaponry in the Land of Mercenaries, they are all the old weapons. Even if we don’t talk about the large war weapons, the regular weapons that our soldiers carry are definitely better than theirs. The weather and environment may play a role, but it’s not an absolute factor. Therefore, the biggest reason for the defeat is that there’s a force in the Land of Mercenaries we are unfamiliar with!”
The Lord of Africa added on. “This was what I was planning to say today as well. The Land of Mercenaries was previously divided into five territories. Kush had two-fifths of it, the Four Clans had two-fifths, and the remaining one-fifth was occupied by mercenaries from various countries. With this division, the Land of Mercenaries would always be at war and during its chaotic times, we could slowly take their resources. However, this all changed when a new mercenary corp intervened.”
The old member of the Rothschild Family: “Tell me about it.”
The Lord of Africa: “A force called the Deviant Mercenary Corp. This force established itself very recently, and the members have been inconsistent in number. It’s impossible to find out which country is supporting them, because their members are from all over the world, including whites, blacks, and Asians. This new force recently ignited the biggest battle in the Land of Mercenaries, and the Four Clans fell from their position after this battle. The Continental Mercenaries owned by Kush seized three-fifths of the land and is showing the intention to seize even more. You must know that I did not authorize him to do any of this, how could I let him establish a new country after taking over the land? So you’re right, Master Lord. I think there is a force growing out there that we don’t know about, and it seems that a lot of things have drifted out of our control in the last few years.”
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The old man from the Rothschild family nodded and blew on his cigar after lighting it. “For example, the Mandala Lab? I’ll put the warning out there, that once their technology is successful, whoever tries to secretly steal it will be removed from the Capital Society for good!”
Having said that, he let out a mouthful of smoke and continued. “Lord Okami, the Knights could assist you in investigating the case you mentioned. And Lord of Africa, if necessary, will kill Kush for good. The King of Mercenaries will only be great if he dies in war.”
The Lord of Africa nodded. “I understand, but Master Lord, Kush’s power has been a bit out of our control over the years. The knight who used to teach him is now in his old age, I’m afraid that he won’t be able to control him anymore.”
The old Rothschild Family member laughed. “The Knights will always be renewed, and rest assured that even the most powerful one-man-army on Earth will conform to the Capital Society!”
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