Jiang Chen’s eyes were incredibly sharp. Even without using his Ear of the Zephyr, he could perceive their unruly stubbornness. They clearly had no intentions of easy compromise. Despite his example and warning, they thirsted for a fight.
Tritalent hoped to squeak by. What could a dozen people do against an entire capital’s worth of elites?
What face would they have left if they surrendered without struggle?
“Don’t be discouraged, Your Majesty. We are willing to shoulder your burden.”
“Your Majesty, please order us to fight! Maybe they’re just trying to bully us by using another’s name!”
“Your Majesty, even half of the spirit stones on those...