Mr. Lee took a deep breath, forcing himself to calm down.
Now was not the time to hold anyone accountable. He sat down and looked at the King across from him.
“Teacher is already quite displeased with you. They wanted me to tell you to perform your duties well in the following six months and to take care of the succession. Don’t concern yourself with the rest, and don’t be meddlesome, or else…”
Mr. Lee said these words, then turned around and left.
Hearing this, The King’s expression began to turn solemn.
James had arrived at the Peace Mansion in a hurry.
As soon as he got out of the car, he saw Mr. Lee walking out furiously.
Mr. Lee gave James a glance and was slightly taken aback. However, he did not greet him. After being stunned for a moment, he turned around, walked away, and got into a nearby black car.
Watching Mr. Lee, who was leaving, James rubbed his chin and muttered.
Mr. Lee disappeared for over two months, but he shows up now and even pays the King a visit.
This is definitely not good…
James did not enter the Peace Mansion until Mr. Lee had gone far away.
At the entrance of the living room…
Gloom was standing there.
When he saw James, he walked over and greeted him, “You’re here.”
“Yes.” James nodded softly and said, “I have some questions for the King. Now, the only person who can give me answers is the King.”
“The King is inside…” Gloom opened the door to the room and gestured him to proceed.
James walked inside.
Upon entering the room, he noticed the King seated on a sofa, smoking a cigarette. The air in the room was thick with smoke. It was somewhat choking.
He walked over and sat across from the King. James then took a cigarette from the table and lit it.
“What’s the matter? In a bad mood? Did Mr. Lee come to reprimand you?” he had to ask.
James was aware that Mr. Lee also went to Mount Thunder Sect. When the King took action against the Mount Thunder Sect’s martial artists, he inevitably moved against Mr. Lee as well.
Mr. Lee had made it out alive. So, he would definitely show up to reprimand him.
“It was expected,” said the King nonchalantly.
“Mr. Lee has always been the person behind you. Due to his support, you were able to ascend to the throne at the time. Now you’re at odds, but he’s not blaming you and has simply left?” James looked perplexed.
He only knew that the person behind the King was Mr. Lee and that the King was able to ascend to the throne with Mr. Lee’s support. He had no idea about the other connections between the two.
“Ha…” The King let out a deep sigh. “Even though I may hold a seemingly powerful position, there are limitations in every way. I’ve never had authority over Sol. Any major decisions I’ve made have been orchestrated by someone higher up.”
The King had a look of resignation on his face. He did not have the air of a monarch at this moment. Instead, he had the appearance of a man who had experienced numerous challenges in life.
James was intrigued hearing at this.
He asked, “Tell me… Who do you have behind you?”
The King smiled helplessly and said, “I’m just a puppet being supported, that’s all. I’m not the only one. Even the last King and the King before him were all aided and ascended. We all take orders from someone else.”
“Who is this person?” James frowned. He did not expect the current King to be a puppet.
The fact that the previous Kings were also puppets was an even bigger surprise. This somewhat contradicted his understanding and went beyond his imagination.
The King took a deep breath and said, ‘This has to be told from the beginning.”
James appeared to be listening attentively.
“Once the first new King was crowned, he abdicated the throne after only ten years in power. However, the first King was a martial artist. He had a long life ahead of him. Even though he had stepped down from the throne, the second King was his disciple and followed his instructions… After Lance, the King abdicated the throne, he brought together the Ancient Four, as well as some martial artists, and founded Orient Commerce…”
James was thunderstruck when he heard that.
This was the Orient Commerce that Halvor had mentioned.