Following Henry’s order, the soldiers surrounding the courthouse immediately evacuated.
Henry also returned to the military region.
James, Tobias, and several members of the Phantom Army were left in the courthouse.
Inside an office room of the courthouse, James and Tobias sat opposite each other. The two looked at each other, and the atmosphere was slightly tense.
“What are you planning to do next, James?” Tobias spoke first and broke the silence.
James fell into thought.
His next step was to promote a new chief justice to take complete control over the courthouse and prepare for the subsequent trials of other prominent figures.
He would need the approval of several parties if he wanted his candidate to take office. It would not be effective if only the King agreed to it.
He looked around before setting his gaze on Tobias. After a while, he said, “Next, I’d like to take control of the courthouse. I need a new chief justice to take over. Go back and tell Lance that if he wants to use me to eliminate people from the Gu Sect, he has to give me the green light for this matter.”
James knew Lance could not be trusted. As for Lance’s character, he could not be the judge. However, Lance had indeed made meritorious contributions to Sol. Without him, there would be no Sol.
Almost the entirety of Sol was under his control. This was not what James wanted to see happen.
He knew Lance was afraid of the Gu Sect and Lucjan. Therefore, he wanted Tobias to assist him in eliminating the people of the Gu Sect. It was also part of James’ plan to dismantle the Gu Sect. He also needed Lance to give him the green light.
With Lance and the King’s support, it would be much easier for him to deal with the Gu Sect. The others could wait until the Gu Sect was destroyed.
James left this word and turned to leave.
Tobias fell into thought.
After a while, he stood up and ordered, “Immediately investigate the things that happened in the courthouse last night.”
The members of the Phantom Army quickly left to investigate.
Investigation of the events that occurred in the courthouse last night were done in less than ten minutes.
Afterward, Tobias left to report to Lance in person.
“Sir, James killed Graydon inside the courthouse last night. He also investigated the chief justice and the other law enforcers of the courthouse, arresting all of them. James is trying to take control of the courthouse and asked me to relay the message that you should give him the green light.” Tobias narrated the events that happened.
He also relayed James’ message.
“Give him permission.” After hearing the report, Lance did not hesitate to agree.
“Sir, but…” Tobias looked reluctant.
He said, “James has enough power right now. He controls the Southern Plans and is the commander of the Red Flame Army. If you permit him to control the courthouse, he will become the second Gu Sect after the Gu Sect is eliminated…”
“Then, what do you say we do?” Lance looked at Tobias.
Tobias thought for a while and said, “I think we shouldn’t keep him around. Allowing him to live will pose a threat to your position.”
“Ha!” Lance chuckled and said, “I stopped interfering with worldly affairs long ago. I established Orient Commerce and the Phantom Army because Sol’s situation was too chaotic. The Capital is also a mess. The Gu Sect has its eyes on the country. James’ purpose was to clean up this mess.”
Tobias was stunned.
Lance had masked his intentions very well, and Tobias was unsure of his real motives. A malicious look flashed across his face.
After a while, he nodded and said, “Alright, I understand!”
“Alright, you’re dismissed.” Lance gently waved his hand.
However, Tobias stood aside and did not leave for some time.
“What’s wrong? Is there anything else?” asked Lance.
“There’s indeed one more thing I’d like to report, but it’s…” Tobias looked at the other people in the room with hesitation.
Lance waved his hand and said, “You’re all dismissed…”