Feng Chaoge had’nt been calmed down for a long time before her face gradually recovered.
“Everyone stand up!”
The courtiers rose to their feet one after another.
Feng Chaoge looked at Minister of Da Li Temple, who was in charge of the punishment system, and asked, “According to the Linlang Law, what is the crime of conspiracy against the Emperor?”
Minister of Da Li Temple bowed and replied, “According to Linlang law, those who plot treason must be beheaded, regardless of whether they are directly involved or not!”
“Their wives, concubines, first sons, brothers and sisters should all be hanged!”
“All uncles, nephews, and other descendants are to be exiled 3,000 miles away!”
“All their servants, slaves, family assets and lands will be confiscated!”
Voices echoed in the hall.
Treason was a heinous crime, and the severity of the punishment would affect their descendants!
At this moment, Chen Wangchuan stepped forward and said, “Your Majesty, although Prince Chu has committed a heinous crime, he is after all the only remaining member of the royal family, so I hope Your Majesty will think twice.”
The courtiers were silent for a moment.
Wasn’t Chu Yin the one who had been captured by Chen Wangchuan himself?
How could he speak in his defence?
Only a few ministers’ eyes flickered slightly.
They knew that Chen Wangchuan was trying to try to save them!
Feng Chaoge shook her head, “So what if he’s royalty? Even if he is, it won’t protect him from the treason!”
“If I let Chu Yin go, how can I live up to the expectations of the people of Huangyuan City? How can I face the soldiers fighting in blood?”
“I, must give an explanation to the people of the world!”
Her eyes were cold and his voice was biting, “Convey my judgement, Chu Yin’s crimes are unforgivable, so he must commit suicide in prison!”
“The rest of the people, will all be processed according to the law!”
Instead of a beheading, he was given a sentence to commit suicid, this was done solely to protect the dignity of the only remaining royal family.
Seeing the Holy Empress’s slightly pale cheeks, the civil and military officials secretly sighed in their hearts.
The Empress really had brought too much.
Now she even had to bear the pain of wiping out the last scion of the royal bloodline with her own hands.
A decree was issued.
Feng Chaoge was silent for a long time, then said, “In addition, I would like to honour someone today.”
The courtiers were somewhat confused.
Wasn’t it supposed to punish the other ministers involved?
Feng Chaoge looked at Su Shi and said, “The reason why Chu Yin’s case went so well was mainly due to the credit of Sir Duke.”
Su Shi froze for a moment.
There was no such paragraph in the script.
Feng Chaoge said, “Duke Su has broken through the illusion of Xianqing Pond, found the key evidence of Chu Yin’s treason, and helped me to eradicate this rebellious prince.”
“I have decided to appoint him as the Imperial Censor, carrying out the responsibility of monitoring all officials, adjudicating major matters and deciding minor matters!”
Hearing these words, the ministers sucked in a breath of cold air!
The Imperial Censor was a member of the imperial court and ranked first.
This was no big deal, after all, Su Shi himself was already a high-ranking Duke.
What was important was the second half of the sentence.
Monitoring all officials.
The scope of this is too broad!
However, it was not over yet, only to hear Feng Chaoge continue, “I hereby confer the ‘Shang Fang Sword’ on Duke Su.”
The mouths of a group of ministers opened wide and their heads buzzed.
The Shang Fang Sword?
Seeing that sword is like seeing the Son of Heaven!
This sword is the symbol of imperial power!
It can force fallen princes and treacherous ministers to give their heads!
With the title of Imperial Censor, coupled with the Shang Fang sword in his hand, he could execute anyone he wanted!
Only then did the ministers of the Prince’s faction understand.
The Empress did not intend to spare them by not mentioning other crimes.
Su Shi was now a sword hanging over everyone’s head!
No one knew when he would cut their throats!
This pressure and threat was more terrifying than any punishment!
The imperial lady entered the hall with a sword in her hand, and slowly came to Su Shi.
On the body of the sword, a dragon is carved on one side and a phoenix is carved on the other, with the seven stars of the Big Dipper decorated inside, showing the power and majesty of the imperial family as the sword responds to the shape of a heavenly elephant.
Su Shi frowned slightly.
He had inexplicably obtained another post and was given the Shang Fang Bao sword?
He was clearly the biggest rebel, yet he monitored all the officials.
However, under such circumstances, it was impossible to deny Feng Chaoge’s face.
Su Shi reached out to take it.
The sword was drawn!
Cold light flashed and the sword clanged!
The courtiers were all shocked.
Chen Wangchuan hurriedly reminded, “Sir Duke, in front of Her Majesty, you cannot draw your sword easily!”
“No harm done.”
Feng Chaoge said indifferently, “I heard that Sir Duke is proficient in the art of swordplay, why don’t you use this opportunity to show us your skills?”
The courtiers were slightly stunned.
Demonstrating sword skills in the imperial palace?
This was something that had never been done before.
Su Shi did not refuse and nodded, “Then I will try.”
His long sword trembled slightly in his hand, and his clothes were were fluttering, his silvery sword intent surged like waves.
It was as if the curtain of night had opened, and the entire hall was darkened.
All that remained in everyone’s eyes was that silvery light.
“The Yellow River’s water comes from the sky, and it flows into the sea and never returns.”
He swung his sword.
The terrifying sword qi swept across the nine heavens, and thousands of sword lights rolled back like the Milky Way, tearing through the darkness and gloom!
Sunlight again enveloped the hall.
The surroundings were still intact, but the audience felt like they were in a different world.
The sword was sheathed again.
Su Shi looked around at the courtiers and said, “This technique is called “Stirring the murky and lifting the clear”, what do you think?”
Several ministers who had demons in their hearts fell to the ground on the spot, while others also turned pale in fear, Feng Chaoge’s mouth lifted into a smile.
“This is really stirring the murky and lifting the clear.”
Su Shi actually understood the contents of her mind!
Looking at the man in white who stood with a sword, the phoenix eyes behind the beaded curtain glittered.
Then remembering the “gift” he had given, a hint of shame and resentment swept across her bright eyes.
“This guy is good at everything, but …… he is too silly!”
Youzhou Rift Valley.
Netherworld Rakshasa Sect.
Yun Qiluo sat on a chair, her eyes unfocussed, her fingers unconsciously fingering the pendant around her neck.
During this period of time, Su Shi’s name resounded throughout the Nine Regions.
Top Heavenly pride, the Shengzi of the Demonic path, the hero of mankind who had saved Huangyuan City.
Both his fame and prestige soared.
And now, of course, there was another name to add.
It was hard to believe that Shengzi of the Demonic path had become a first-class Palace Official!
When news of this spread, it caused a huge uproar in the sect.
Disciples were talking about it and some were even afraid that the palace had attracted Su Shi!
But Yun Qiluo didn’t care.
She had inexplicable confidence in Su Shi, there was no way the other party would betray her!
“But when exactly does this person plan to return?”
Yun Qiluo bit her lip.
When she first saw Su Shi with the little fox, she returned alone in a state of anger.
She thought Su Shi would directly return to the sect when he woke up, but instead, he had travelled around to the imperial capital to become a big official.
“If I had known, I would have brought him back with me.”
At this moment, the sound of hurried footsteps sounded outside the door, and a deacon ran in breathlessly.
“Your, Your Majesty, Shengzi Su he ……”
Yun Qiluo’s eyes lit up, “Su Shi has returned?”
The deacon shook his head and said with difficulty, “Shengzi Su he, he has been promoted again!”
Yun Qiluo: “….?”