"I give you my word." Duan Hen finally chose to gamble.
Shen Yanxiao smiled. She knew Duan Hen was a guy who was never willing to accept his current situation. He was an ambitious person. If she used him properly, he would be a sword in her hand.
"From now on, Twilight City will no longer expand into the Barren Land. I will temporarily retain your ident.i.ty as the owner of Twilight City. Once you ascend to the highest position in the Seven Kingdoms, then Twilight City will belong to me."
"As you wish!" Duan Hen rose suddenly and knelt on one knee in front of Shen Yanxiao. He would swear allegiance to her and offer everything for his own glory and for the revenge for killing his father.
"Three months from now, the seven elders of the Seven Kingdoms’ Elders Council will die. The emperors of the Seven Kingdoms will be seriously ill. All the lurking demons in the Seven Kingdoms will revolt. How you will handle these things depends on your skills. Don't betray my expectations of you." Shen Yanxiao never mistreated her own people. Now that he had pledged allegiance, she would pave the way for Duan Hen to ascend the throne. Whether he had the ability to win the hearts of the people and reach the summit would depend on his own strength.
"I will not let the Lord down!" Duan Hen answered resolutely and decisively.
He would not give up any chance for him to achieve what he wanted!
"Very well. Remember, you only have three years. Three years hence, if you have failed to ascend to the throne, I will kill you." Shen Yanxiao narrowed her eyes. She gave Duan Hen opportunities and provided him with conditions. But if he were still so useless, she would not keep him.
"Yes!" Duan Hen knelt on the ground and responded firmly.
"Your life and your future are in your own hands. I'm waiting for the day, three years from now, when you will be king." Shen Yanxiao got up. She already said what she needed to say and had no reason to stay any longer.
Duan Hen watched her leave. Once he could no longer see the shadow of her back, Duan Hen slowly stood up, and his eyes were burning with flames of desire.
In three years, he would change his life!
Shen Yanxiao did not go to Blizzard City, nor did she talk with Long Fei. Long Fei's relationship with her was not like Duan Hen's, which only involved interests. She believed in Long Fei and did not want to impose negative things on this upright big brother.
Having settled things with Duan Hen, Shen Yanxiao summoned Vermillion Bird and flew back to The Rising Sun City.
It was a lively scene inside The Rising Sun City.
A month after experiencing two great wars, the walls of the city had been completely renovated. The wounded had fully recovered under the care of Pharmacists and physicians. The Rising Sun City had truly finally restored the once lively scene.
When Shen Yanxiao returned, Qi Xia was having a headache facing the hundreds of carriages parked at the entrance to the City Lord Residence.
Seeing Shen Yanxiao's return, Qi Xia said with a bitter smile, "You have fished a lot of things back from this trip."
The carriages parked outside the City Lord Residence were driven by the people of the four countries. There was only one coachman for each carriage. The interior of the carriages was filled with all kinds of precious treasures.
"The Divine Wind Alliance and the Seven Kingdoms have also sent something?" Shen Yanxiao raised her eyebrows. She had not yet gone to these two places to "collect debts". They were actually quite conscious.
"That’s right. Not at all less than the Lan Yue Dynasty and the Long Xuan Empire." Qi Xia looked at the list in his hand, and his beautiful eyes squinted into a crescent moon. The fox showed its true colors.