Chapter 943 Favor and Attitude
Jabra, Hadavy, and the other Black Star Guards were waiting for Han Xiao when he brought the group of depressed captives to the Enya Hub prison
“Your Excellency Black Star!” Jabra took two steps forward and bowed.
Han Xiao was at the same level as his boss, and he was welcoming the other party on behalf of his organization. As such, he was very wary of his own attitude and made sure to be humble.
“Hello.” Han Xiao nodded, and the captives flew toward the prison warden.
Hadavy and the others followed behind Han Xiao while Jabra led the way in front. They all arrived at the interrogation chamber, and the prison warden placed each captive in a solitary room.
“Would you like to interrogate them?” Jabra asked Han Xiao.
“It’s fine. You can do it. Show me your art.” Han Xiao shook his head.
He had already obtained the intelligence that he wanted from these two masterminds, and he was only there for show.
These two masterminds were indeed from the Federation of Light and Arcane Church. They were part of a plan to pressure the Crimson Dynasty and were members of a small team. Han Xiao could see the tip of the iceberg of a grand scheme from the confession of the two.
There were many different teams targeting the various regions of the dynasty with each team being in charge of a region. These two were in charge of causing chaos within the dynasty with regards to the Evolutionary Totem and employed pawns through the black market to affect the public security of the dynasty… while carrying out some other special operations like assassinating Ludwell’s grandson. Their goal was to sow chaos with the accidental death of a high official’s grandson. They hoped to disrupt the unity within the dynasty and increase the pressure from within.
Their targets were not chosen by people but calculated by an artificial intelligence. They would calculate the expected impact their target could create on the dynasty and deal with the targets with the highest impact.
Ludwell’s grandson was chosen in this manner. The final calculation of the artificial intelligence was that getting rid of Ludwell’s grandson would result in a high probability of Ludwell’s position being changed. For a large plan like this, which involved dozens of regions, using artificial intelligence would be far more accurate than a human’s thought process.
The federation and church were targeting the dynasty in many areas, but as long as their schemes were not exposed, everyone would follow the unspoken rules and only work in the dark.
But things would be different if they had a witness. These two individuals were not too useful to Han Xiao, but they would have their uses for the dynasty. Even if the federation and church refused to acknowledge the existence of these two individuals, the dynasty would still be able to make use of them.
As he watched the captives being interrogated, Han Xiao pondered about other things.
He originally thought that it was only a third-rate organization causing trouble but never expected to be dragged into this matter and save Ludwell’s grandson in the process…
Feidin’s luck was truly amazing. If he did not discover Ludwell’s grandson beforehand, they might not have been able to save him.
He is truly a great general.
Han Xiao shook his head and sigh while stroking his chin.
As for Ludwell…
He was no stranger to this name and knew that Ludwell was a high official of the dynasty with great clout in the economic arena. However, Ludwell did not have many dealings with him.
Han Xiao only knew that there was a faction that wanted him to hand over the Evolution Cube in the dynasty but did not know who they were.
Ludwell had a high position and did not have many enemies as a member of the neutral faction. As members of the dynasty, the other officials would not reveal too many details to Han Xiao. Strictly speaking, the allies were still outsiders, and only the officials of the dynasty were their own people. As such, no one was willing to create enemies for themselves for no good reason.
With the interrogation being completed halfway, the scene before him became a little nasty. As such, Han Xiao was prepared to leave. Jabra immediately stopped the interrogation and escorted Han Xiao to the exit of the prison.
“It is all thanks to your help, Your Excellency. Without you, these two spies would have escaped,” Jabra said with a bright smile on his face.
“It’s just a small matter.”
“Will you remain on Enya Hub, Your Excellency? Please give me the chance to be a good host…”
“It isn’t necessary. We plan on leaving.” Han Xiao waved his arms.
With his identity exposed, he would probably end up being surrounded like a zoo animal, and he was not prepared to remain on this planet.
Since Feidin had already snuck into the Punisher Alliance successfully, Han Xiao was prepared to get his fleet to follow behind him stealthily. He would train the last bit of energy while waiting for Feidin to find the item to trigger the hidden boss.
Under the respectful gazes of the Enya Hub members, Han Xiao returned to his spaceship with his Black Star Guards.
Just as he returned to his room, Han Xiao’s communicator rang, and it was a foreign number.
Picking up the call, an old face appeared on the screen.
“I am Ludwell. Black Star, thank you for saving my grandchild.”
“It isn’t much.” Han Xiao then sized this high official up. “This is our first meeting, right?”
“That’s right.” Ludwell nodded. “I have long heard of your great name.”
“You’re too polite. I have also long heard of your name.” Han Xiao smiled calmly.
Seeing Han Xiao’s friendly attitude, Ludwell’s impression of Han Xiao became even better. It was not that he had not talked to any Beyond Grade As before. However, a cold individual like Dark Lord liked to treat the warmness of others with a chilly attitude. Even the old dragon had the arrogance of a Beyond Grade A. It was rare to see such an amiable Beyond Grade A in the universe.
After chatting casually for a while, Ludwell expressed his gratitude. Since the other party had saved his grandson, he had to express some gratitude.
“We are all comrades of the dynasty, and I naturally did what I could. I cannot sit idly by the side when someone else causes chaos in the dynasty,” Han Xiao replied calmly.
A smile appeared briefly on Ludwell’s face, and he asked casually, “I heard that the Limitless Financial Group is expanding into the Shattered Star Ring?”
“That’s right. They are preparing to expand their operations. They are extremely wealthy, and I also suffered slightly. That Tyrant truly knows how to seize an opportunity.” Han Xiao understood the other party’s intentions and was slightly surprised.
“Hmm, I understand.” Ludwell smiled and said, “I will treat you to a meal the next time you come over. I have something else to do and shall hang up now.”
“See you next time.”
Ending the call, Han Xiao played with the communicator in his hands, and a smile could be seen on his face.
The Crimson Dynasty had long known about his competition with Bloodshed Land. However, it was not good for them to help either party, and thus, they had decided to ignore the matter entirely and watch from the side.
However, it seems like Ludwell was planning to aid him somehow.
Ludwell did not speak openly, and Han Xiao did not know how the other party would help him or whether the other party would even help him at all. It was extremely common for officials to speak in such a vague manner and let others guess their intentions.
Perhaps someone else would not have such authority, but Ludwell was the individual in charge of trade and economics in the dynasty! This matter was well within his influence!
If he’s willing to help, the effects will be significant, Han Xiao thought to himself.
Financial support was one thing, but financial cooperation was another. It was similar to the difference between giving a man a fish or teaching him how to fish. After the dynasty split up the pie in the Flickering World, the Crimson Dynasty would not have any new support plans for a long time in order to achieve balance. However, this was no longer so certain.
Feidin has allowed me to build a relationship with this high official, and I can make use of this relationship to deal with the Limitless Financial Group. Is this the legendary ‘following the protagonist for meat to eat’?
At that moment, his communicator rang again. This time, it was someone he knew. The other party was Jabra’s superior and the Beyond Grade A ally who owned Enya Hub.
They had met a few years ago in the meeting to deal with EsGod, and Han Xiao had recorded the other party’s number. This was the first time that the other party had taken the initiative to call.
The reason for his call was simple. He was calling to thank Han Xiao for helping him maintain the security on his territory and invited Han Xiao over to be his guest. Both parties then exchanged some pleasantries before hanging up.
In his office, Ludwell placed his communicator down and thought for a moment before calling the internal channel.
“Contact Bekorodi for me.”
Bekorodi was a high official who also supported the idea of Black Star handing over the Evolution Cube. However, both parties were in different political factions. Ludwell belonged to the neutral faction whereas Bekorodi was an important figure in the hawk faction. Although both parties supported the notion of Black Star handing over the Evolution Cube, their methods were different.
As a member of the neutral faction, Ludwell would only bring up his ideas to Urranrell, but Bekorodi would take physical action.
Ludwell was in charge of the economic arena, and the actions of the Limitless Financial Group were within his observation. His experience told him that there should be a faction of the dynasty supporting the Limitless Financial Group from behind, and Bekorodi was the biggest suspect.
Ludwell did not plan to interfere with this matter in the past as it was in line with his neutral stance. Thus, he was not the mastermind but also pretended to ignore this matter.
However, he owed Black Star a favor now, and Ludwell decided to intervene with this matter. His stance would not change, but he could change his method slightly.
His first step would be to have a talk with Bekorodi and warn the other party a little. He would then be able to influence the deal between the other party and the Limitless Financial Group.
Because of his status, Bekorodi would not be afraid of Black Star. However, he had no choice but to listen to the opinion of another political leader!
The storm in Enya Hub came to an end. The number of casualties was large, and the financial losses were also great. Some time would be needed for Enya Hub to recover.
After collecting a large reward, the Punisher Alliance was not willing to stay any longer and also planned to leave.
After the battle, Feidin and Aurora had already blended into the group and left together.
“Where are we going?” Aurora asked curiously.
“Both of you are still newbies, so we will return to headquarters now,” Raymond said with a friendly smile, but Aurora thought that he was making a funny face.
Feidin nodded upon hearing that.
The item that Old Black wants me to find is probably in the headquarters of the Punisher Alliance.
Sigh… I wonder if I will be able to find it…