Originally, Su Shi couldn’t be completely sure.
But after seeing the jade seal, dragon robe, and the letters, it was already clear in his mind.
Chu Yin was not a fool.
What was the point of making fake jade seals and putting them in the mansion?
And the letters from the tiger clan, does it make sense that he didn’t destroy them and kept them instead?
Obviously, these were all Feng Chaoge’s handiwork.
The corpses of the Gao family alone are not enough to prove Chu Yin’s crimes.
But together with the jade seal and these letters, even if Chu Yin was a prince, there was absolutely no chance for him to evade.
“Make evidence if you don’t have it, if he is innocent, then make him guilty, if he is really guilty, don’t give him a chance to survive.”
“This is the emperor’s art?”
Su Shi shook his head.
But Chu Yin was not innocent.
Conspiring with the Tiger Clan and dividing the Nine Regions, he deserved to die.
Chen Wangchuan returned from his shock and said, “Her Majesty has handed over this case to the Demon Extermination Division, we still need to interrogate Chu Yin and examine this evidence..”
Su Shi said, “This evidence is already as clear as a mountain, what else is there to investigate? Since Chu Yin has been sent to the imperial prison, what difference does it make whether he is alive or dead? Patriarch Chen need not bother.”
Only then did Chen Xichuan come to his senses.
Then he sighed and said helplessly, “I’ve been an official for many years, but I’m still not familiar with political intrigue.”
Su Shi said, “It is because you are not familiar with political intrigue that the Holy Empress gave this case to you.”
If it was anyone else, who would dare to lead people to barge into the Prince’s residence just because of a little hint?
Chen Wangchuan is straightforward, fair, and prefers to seek the lawful over the unlawful.
This is a rare behavior in Her Majesty’s eyes.
Chen Wangchuan faintly froze, then revealed a smile, ”Duke Su has a point, I have been taught.”
Su Shi smiled and said, ”Since you have been taught, will you pay the tuition fee?”
Chen Wangchuan was puzzled, “What tuition fees?”
Su Shi glanced at the box containing the treasures and whispered, “This is at least hundreds of golden marrows!”
Chen Wangchuan furrowed his brows.
Su Shi continued to speak, “I’m 40% and you’re 60%, please don’t be too greedy by taking 70% Patriarch Chen, that’s my highest offer.”
“We’ll split it 50/50, how about it? After all, that rich woman won’t realize it with this amount, will she?”
Chen Wangchuan shook his head, “This is crime proof money, isn’t that tantamount to embezzlement?”
“Why are you shouting so loudly?”
Seeing the astonished gazes of the people around him, Su Shi awkwardly cleared his throat, “Actually, I just tested you, congratulations, Patriarch Chen, you passed my test.”
Chen Wangchuan looked at Su Shi with a skeptical expression.
How could this person possibly understand Hao Ran’s Sword Intent?
“Duke Su, why don’t we return to the palace?”
Eunuch Wei was afraid that Su Shi would make another nonsense statement.
Su Shi shook his head and said, “You can go back yourself if you want, I don’t want to see Feng Chaoge right now.”
After saying that, he turned around and left.
Eunuch Wei rubbed his eyebrows, his head aching.
Protecting Su Shi was the most difficult task he had ever done in all these years.
The capital was once again shaken.
Prince Chu Yin, who was so powerful that he could only control the heavens, had actually fallen in just a few hours!
The accusation was that he had conspired with outsiders, was about to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of lives, and divided the country!
The evidence was overwhelming and he had been sent to the imperial prison!
The Imperial Prison was so horrible because it was above three divisions, and no one who went there ever came out alive!
Prince Chu Yin is finished!
It was Su Shi again.
This newly appointed Duke had shaken the Capital several times, and now even the Prince had been pushed from his lofty place by him!
But the lords and nobles in the city had nothing but admiration for him.
Not even the Prince could get away from him, so who would dare offend him?
It was said that the Minister of Rites who questioned Su Shi in the imperial palace was now writing his resignation form and preparing to retire to his hometown.
Chen family residence.
In the study, Chen Qingluan leaned on her chin and said curiously, “How do you know that there is something suspicious under that pond?”
It was the Xianqing Pond, which was named by the previous emperor, and ordinary people wouldn’t even think that way.
Su Shi said with a straight face, “Because I can tell fortunes.”
Chen Qingluan said skeptically, “Then you can tell my fortune for me.”
Su Shi looked at her seriously, as if she was admiring a work of art.
Facing those deep eyes, Chen Qingluan’s cheeks flushed red and she was a little nervous, “You, you haven’t finished doing the clairvoyance?”
Su Shi nodded and said, “The clairvoyance are done. Imperial Censor Chen’s Qi is bright, this is a sign of prosperity. There is a faint purple vapor billowing, which means glory will always be with you.”
“And most importantly.”
“Your face is filled with peach blossoms, your eyebrows are like emerald feathers, and the autumn waves between your eyebrows are clearly visible, which means that you are very well endowed with peach blossom luck these days.”
“Peach blossom luck?”
(TLN: Peach Blossom Luck refers to the luck of a man (or woman) in love. Peach Blossom Luck is when someone you like keeps appearing around you.)
Chen Qingluan’s eyes were shy and squirmed, “You’re talking nonsense again, where do I have peach blossom luck?”
Su Shi laughed.
He used to think that this woman was a tigress, but now she was getting cuter and sweeter.
“Tell me honestly, how did you know?”
Chen Qingluan was somewhat puzzled.
Even Chen Wangchuan’s divine sense couldn’t sweep it away, so why would Su Shi be able to catch a glimpse of it?
What’s more, seeing that certainty, it was obvious that he had a good idea.
Su Shi did not hide it, “I’ve known for a long time that the chaos in the Northern Border was Chu Yin’s doing.”
Chen Qingluan froze, “Then why didn’t you tell me from the start?”
Su Shi glanced at her, “Given your character, if you knew, how could you hide it? If you surprise the snake, it will be difficult to catch Chu Yin in the act again.”
Chen Qingluan waved her fist in defiance, “I’m not that stupid!”
“Chu Yin is the only royal family left, if you can’t kill him with one shot, it might cost you your Chen family.”
“I can’t take that risk.”
“That is why we must wait for the Holy Empress to attack to ensure that he is suppressed to death completely.”
Chu Yin’s strength in the Capital was too strong.
This kind of thing must not reveal the slightest hint, it must be killed with a thunderous attack, otherwise, there will be endless consequences!
It was likely that the Holy Empress also thought the same as her.
Chen Qingluan looked at Su Shi, there seemed to be starlight in her eyes, “Why do you always control everything?”
Su Shi smiled and did not say anything.
It wasn’t that he was so smart, but he was already familiar with the plot and had foresight, so he could be one step ahead of others.
But this did not mean that he had everything under control.
Feng Chaoge, for example, was an exception.
This empress had a deep mind, and even Su Shi could not fully see through it.
In terms of strength, Demon Empress is definitely not weaker than her, but in terms of intrigue ……
Thinking of the Demon Empress who was biting into a sweet gourd and smiling innocently, Su Shi secretly sighed.
After all the Netherworld Rakshasa Sect had managed to swallow three continents with an iron fist.
Knock, knock, knock, knock.
At this moment, there was a knock on the door of the room.
The butler pushed the door in, “Sir Duke, there is an eunuch outside who has been waiting for you for a long time.”
Su Shi waved his hand, “Tell him I can’t see him, let him back.”
The butler retreated.
A stick of incense later, the butler returned again and said, “He said that if you don’t come out, he will wait outside until heaven and earth grow old, the sea dries up and the rocks rot.”
Su Shi’s eyebrows shot up.
Is he here to play drama with me?