614 Lunardo’s End
On the grass outside the palace, Lunardo sat on a chair and closed his eyes as he played a song.
“Lunardo!” A woman strode over with anger in her eyes. “The royal family’s 6th Ranch Zone has always been mine. What are you up to, deliberately blocking the review?”
Lunardo—who had his eyes closed—frowned slightly and opened his eyes. “Can’t you wait for me to finish listening to this song? What a spoilsport.”
The woman’s expression was cold. “I’ve been on your planet for three days.”
“It’s only been three days, and you’ve already lost your patience?” Lunardo glanced at the woman.
Before his brother rose to prominence, he didn’t have the right to stand in front of this woman when their branch declined. However, it was different now!
“Tell me, what do you want?” The woman looked at Lunardo coldly.
“Aunt Moyun,” Lunardo said with a smile, “I repeat, the royal family’s 6th Ranch Zone has always been the royal family’s assets, not yours. You’ve only rented it.”
“The 6th Ranch Zone has been mine since I was born,” the woman retorted angrily.
“But… A thousand years have passed, and the lease has expired.” Lunardo smiled at the woman. “I think the rent you give is too little; it doesn’t match the value of the 6th Ranch Zone. I can’t sign it!”
“You want to increase the rent?” The woman glared at him.
“The price was too low back then because your grandfather was a Lv. 10 Origin lifeform. The royal family favored you.” Lunardo shook his head. “But you know the actual value of the 6th Ranch Zone. You want to renew it for another 1,000 years? I think the rent needs to start at least 100 times higher in price.”
“A hundred times?” The woman’s expression changed.
The gains from a thousand years of operation in the 6th Ranch Zone might not even be enough for the rent.
“I think this rent is very appropriate,” Lunardo said matter-of-factly. “After all, your grandfather is already dead.”
The woman was furious. “Lunardo, that’s pushing it. If you push me too far, I’ll definitely impeach you with the others.”
“Impeach me? My brother is the emperor. How can you impeach me?” Lunardo scoffed. “Is there a need to go overboard? Aunt Moyun, ask around. I’m already very benevolent to you on account that you’re also part of the royal family.”
The woman nodded. “I know your reputation. Lunardo, you’re so greedy and vicious. One day, you will suffer a backlash!”
“Backlash? Hahaha, that scares me!” Lunardo laughed. “I’m the Primestar civilization’s finance minister and the emperor’s biological brother. Who can turn on me? Who? The evidence you can gather can’t shake my position.”
The woman fumed.
“Aunt Moyun, I’m not stupid. I know the law very well.” Lunardo smiled brightly. “My think tank can eliminate all possible dangers. You can’t overthrow me.”
“Fine!” The woman turned around and left.
“Hahaha…” Lunardo laughed even more happily.
A figure appeared high in the sky above the grass.
Lunardo, who was originally laughing heartily, suddenly widened his eyes and stopped laughing! He stared at the black-robed figure in the sky in disbelief.
An absolutely pitch-black robe and cold eyes looked down when he appeared.
An invisible aura inexplicably terrified all the surrounding living beings.
Xu Jingming!!! Lunardo found it unbelievable. This was his private planet, and it had an extremely powerful security system. From a legal point of view, one couldn’t trespass on his planet without his permission.
Xu Jingming barged into his planet without any notice. When he came close, Lunardo turned horrified.
“Guardian!” Lunardo’s voice turned sharp as he shouted anxiously.
The woman, Moyun, who had left angrily, as well as the surrounding butlers and guards saw the cold black-robed man in the sky. Their identities weren’t ordinary, and they instantly recognized the person. Their hearts couldn’t help but tremble.
Among the guards was a Guardian! This was a Civilization-level smart bot worth one quadrillion cosmic dollars.
The moment the Guardian moved, it realized that spacetime had completely suppressed and sealed it. It became difficult for the Guardian to move, and it barely moved ten meters. As Xu Jingming’s gaze landed on it, the Guardian completely froze.
Guardians comparable to newly-advanced Lv. 9 Origin lifeforms were helpless in front of Xu Jingming.
“It’s Wu Ming!”
“Lord Wu Ming!”
Be it the woman, Moyun, the butler, or the guards, they were extremely nervous and didn’t dare get involved.
The highest status in the entire cosmic human race was ultimately an evolver. As for some powerful descendants, their power came because of evolvers. For example, Lunardo’s power came from his brother, Lunarstar, who was the Primestar civilization’s emperor.
And the current Wu Ming was the most dazzling evolver in the current age! He outshone Lunarstar.
In the eyes of the three Paramounts, Xu Jingming was probably more important than the emperor, Lunarstar.
Xu Jingming slowly landed on the grass and looked at Lunardo without any fluctuations in his eyes.
Lunardo’s heart was filled with fear and unease. All he could do was squeeze out a smile. “Lord Wu Ming, you frightened me. This is my private planet, and it’s also equipped with a security defense system. For someone to actually break through the defense system and come close, I thought I had encountered an enemy.”
“You did encounter an enemy.” Xu Jingming nodded. “I’m your enemy.”
“Ha…” The color in Lunardo’s face drained, but he continued smiling. “Hahaha, what a joke. Lord Wu Ming is a dazzling star of our cosmic human race. I’ve always admired Lord Wu Ming. How can Lord Wu Ming be my enemy?”
The surrounding people fell silent. Nobody dared to speak because the pressure from the black-robed man, Wu Ming, was too terrifying.
Xu Jingming nodded. “There’s no need to doubt it or have any hopes. I’m here today to kill you.”
Lunardo’s face immediately turned paler.
“No, no… It must be a joke,” Lunardo said with a smile immediately. “Moreover, I’m a member of the Primestar civilization’s royal family. I’m protected by the Cosmic Human Alliance’s laws. Lord Wu Ming, you have no right to kill me.”
“Killing you is overstepping my authority.” Xu Jingming nodded. “I’ll probably have tens of millions of credit deducted as punishment.”
Lunardo’s face turned as white a sheet.
Xu Jingming wasn’t conducting a large-scale massacre. Deducting tens of millions of credit for killing Lunardo—who wasn’t even an Origin lifeform—was solely because he was a member of the royal family.
“It’s not worth it. It’s not worth deducting tens of millions of credit to kill me.” Lunardo smiled obsequiously. “Lord Wu Ming, how will you spare me? Just tell me. I’ll definitely satisfy you.”
Xu Jingming looked at him.
Lunardo felt even more despair. He didn’t sense any hope and immediately said, “My brother is Lunarstar, the Primestar civilization’s emperor. I’m his only brother! He won’t let you off if you kill me. The Primestar civilization’s royal family won’t let you off either. This is a slight to the entire royal family.”
“Contact your brother,” Xu Jingming said.
“What?” Lunardo was taken aback.
“Contact your brother, Lunarstar, now,” Xu Jingming said.
Lunardo found it unbelievable. “You want me to contact the outside world?”
With the surrounding spacetime suppressed, Lunardo believed that he wouldn’t be able to contact the outside world until his death.
This Xu Jingming is crazy. He wants to kill me yet still wants me to contact the outside world? He’s crazy. Although Lunardo found the other party crazy, he immediately opened a projection.
Xu Jingming didn’t stop him when he saw this.
When imitating, I should imitate Master of the Abyssal Void. Master of the Abyssal Void is arrogant and willful by nature. There’s no need to kill Lunardo secretly. It needs to be done in an unrestrained and open manner! Xu Jingming thought.
The surrounding Moyun, the butler, and the guards watched this scene in a daze. They watched helplessly as Lunardo opened the projection and contacted the emperor, Lunarstar.
“Brother, Xu Jingming wants to kill me. He wants to kill me,” Lunardo immediately said anxiously the moment he contacted him. “Save me, save me.”
“What?” Lunarstar was a little stunned.
Xu Jingming walked to the projection and looked at Lunarstar. “Lunarstar.”
“Junior Brother Wu Ming.” Lunarstar smiled. “What’s going on? Is there a misunderstanding?”
“There’s no misunderstanding.” Xu Jingming shook his head. “Lunardo has committed countless crimes over the years. Don’t you know as his elder brother? After becoming Primestar civilization’s finance minister, he has committed even more heinous crimes. As a law enforcer, I have the right to sentence him to… death! I’ll synchronize his criminal information with the virtual world.”
“You have no right. He’s a member of the royal family; you have no right to kill him.” Lunarstar shuddered. “Junior Brother Wu Ming, don’t act rashly.”
This lunatic wanted to kill someone just like that?
“I didn’t commit a crime. I don’t know. It was all done by my subordinates,” Lunardo explained.
Xu Jingming looked at Lunarstar on the projection. “I got him to contact you and let you see it with your own eyes so that you could learn your lesson! He’s your brother, and he relies on your power! You have to bear half of the sins he committed!”
“This time, I’m only killing your brother—the culprit! If you continue to dote on your trusted aides and condone their wanton evil, it proves that you’re not worthy of being the Primestar civilization’s emperor!”
“When the time comes, I’ll publicly execute you like how I’ll kill your brother today.” Xu Jingming looked at Lunarstar coldly.
Lunarstar was stunned. Kill me?
Kill me, the emperor? The coldness and madness in Xu Jingming’s eyes made Lunarstar sense that this person wasn’t joking.
“No, I know my mistake,” Lunardo said anxiously.
Xu Jingming turned his head and glanced at him, his eyes emitting a cold light. Under his gaze, Lunardo was annihilated into nothingness, leaving nothing behind.
Lunardo died—completely annihilated!
The spectating woman, butler, and guards watched in a daze.
The light curtain was also dissipating.
When it dissipated, Lunarstar still couldn’t believe all of this. He saw Xu Jingming sweep him a cold glance.
Even through the light curtain—
“Ahhhhh.” Lunarstar felt a terrifying darkness strike his brain as great fear grew.
If they were face to face, Xu Jingming’s glance would probably spell the end of Lunarstar.
He dares to kill me! He’s a lunatic. He’ll do what he says. Lunarstar was very certain that Xu Jingming wasn’t threatening him. If he continued condoning his trusted aides’ wanton evil, he would be publicly executed next.
“Lunatic—he’s really a lunatic,” Lunarstar muttered. “He publicly executed a royal family member and the Primestar civilization’s finance minister. I can’t afford to offend you, but the Primordial Research Institute and the Cosmic Human Alliance will definitely hold you accountable.”
Lunarstar felt aggrieved.
He was the Primestar civilization’s emperor, so he didn’t have the right to manage Origin lifeforms from other cosmic sectors, let alone Xu Jingming.
Legally, the Primordial Research Institute and the Cosmic Human Alliance had the right to punish Xu Jingming.