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I get ready and put on my dress. I will be heading to the royal palace today. As with my previous speech, I choose to wear clothes that are not decorative or gaudy and go with a simple outfit.

The reason I am going to the capital is because an inquiry meeting will be held to explain the reason behind my excommunication to my father. This is a very serious matter, as this meeting will decide my fate. The reason my father will be hearing the explanation is because he is the head of the household. If I were to use office terms, my father would be my boss in this department, and the CEO or upper management is calling my boss to explain the situation.

They will also be deciding on the appropriate punishment… At best, they will acknowledge the excommunication as a mistake and retract it. At worst, I will be imprisoned or receive the death penalty. This meeting requires the presence of the culprit, their family, an inquiry committee, and spectators. Since this concerns the nobility and a high member of the nobility, at that, there will be many nobles who are expected to participate in and watch the proceedings.

My escorts for this, as usual, are Ryle and Dida

People are already gathered for the proceeding… In truth, this time, I was not invited; my excommunication stripped me of my noble status, but, with special permission from the queen, I was permitted into the royal palace.

We advanced through a pre-set route that the queen informed us about and tried to avoid the gazes of people. Ahh… I feel unwelcome… Well, I guess I am an intruder, since no else knew I would be attending.

“Duke of Armelia, as a father who could not supervise his own daughter and prevent her foolishness, are you even capable of properly managing the country?” (Ellia)

That voice… Is that the second wife of the King, Lady Ellia? From what she said, it seems she wants my father to quit being the prime minister… Is she blaming my father for what happened?

“Can you imagine the shame our country bears having its own prime minister’s daughter excommunicated as a sinner? Are you incapable of properly raising your daughter?” (Noble 1)

“First, he is an incompetent prime minister, but now we see he’s failed as a father as well… Haaaaa…” (Noble 2)

The nobles supporting Lady Ellia started to voice their complaints against Father. Soon, murmurs of agreement began to go around the room. The air was so corrupted that I could see its filth.

“I have never told my daughter what to do.” (Louis)

My father’s low voice silenced the audience.

“So, are you saying that because you were not the one who told her to demolish the church, you bear no responsibility? How pathetic.” (Ellia)

Lady Ellia laughed haughtily and raised her voice.

“Everyone, did you hear that? Listen here. Before you are the prime minister, you are the Duke of Armelia. Any actions and operations that are carried out in your fief become your responsibility and your sin. Do not fall under the illusion that you can escape.” (Ellia)

Her statement held various meanings: She wanted him to abdicate his role as prime minister and relinquish the fief. The nobility seemed completely supportive of this, as our fief is the most prosperous in the kingdom and rich with resources. If they were to split it amongst the neighboring fiefs, there is no doubt that they would profit greatly.

Lady Ellia’s words caused an incredible stir. My father turned to give the audience a cold stare and they immediately fell silent. As expected of Father.

“I am not denying my culpability. I have never guided my daughter’s actions for one reason: I trust her wholeheartedly. I have sent her to act as lord of the fief and, as her father, I am proud to have seen her accomplish so much. Yes, I am the prime minister. Yes, I am the Duke of Armelia. However, before that, I am first and foremost a father. Thus, I placed my trust in my daughter and saw no need to supervise her actions.” (Louis)

“… Thank you, Father.” (Iris)

I thanked Father, even though I was sure he did not hear them. His words filled me with courage – the courage I needed to enter that room.

My hands trembled from fear and anxiety, but, after hearing that, my apprehension disappeared in an instant. Although his words reached me, I am not physically present in the audience room, nor am I peeking through a doorway; I am in a hidden room within the castle which leads to the audience room via a complicated pathway.

The guard who was in front of the door noticed me and became flustered. However, he calmed after I showed him the queen’s letter and obediently let me into the room.

As they opened the door to the audience room, I walked into the greatest challenge of my life.

 

 

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      1. this is problem with the author , but tthere others authors worst . Example “I am sorry , I am reincarnate” put the same with different perpective all the time and very litle story . For that I leave that novel

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  1. Instead of voicing complaints in a totally leecher-like manner, i wish to thank you wholeheartedly for keeping translating this, i really love the story and the way its heading.
    looking forward the next chapter, and damn you author for those short cliffhanger-ry chapters…

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    1. I don’t know if I speak for the both of us, but, I, for one, appreciate this kind of comment. Thank you, but please try not to bash others while you’re at it. 🙂

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  2. i thank you for to bottom of my heart the new chapter!!! 😀
    i can´t wait for that f***ck queen Ellia and all the other f***cking nobles that support her receives their punishment and that the STUPID SECOND PRINCE (forgot his name) get exiled and depreved of his right of the succesion!!! >:D

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    1. sorry for my terrible grammar and my vocabulary but i could´nt think any word to describe my hate for those character :/
      i really really really hate the queen and his stupid son!! >n<

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  3. thanks for the chapter. I am guessing that the 1st prince will make an appearance, in the guise of someone who went to investigate the “incident” His report will blow the 2nd queens group out of the water. Following which he would ask his father the king to approve his marriage. Would sort of cleanly wrap up the whole situation. But shorten the story… Time will tell.

    Please keep the great story going.

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    1. Apparently, the king is a totally incompetent fool. Plus, if the second queen pushes it, this event could lead to a civil war, one which the royal family has no hopes of winning. They haven’t recovered from the war 30 years prior and the treasury is being depleted. On the other hand, the Armelia dukedom has flourished both in economic and military aspects . And after the last event, its people became aware of their lord’s importance. Not to mention, the royalty will be sandwiched by the the other kingdom. I doubt they would let the opportunity to attack to pass. There are also nobles who are in attrition with the second price faction. And if memory serves me right, one of them is the first line of defense against the enemy invasion.

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      1. i think the king got poisoned, did they said he changed after his first queen death?
        and as a women, i would say that most of female leaders never trustly care about military(even Iris herself didnt care about it) so there would be noway for the second queen (who even think that she has all the power under her hands) to notices that 2 strongest armies of the country standing behind Iris as the one who lead those 2 trained royal army too. If things turn to worst, her fief guard army and her grandfather army can march to the Church like Napoleon did in her old life history (he got himself crowned by the Pope btw

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      2. i think there are 2 nobles that have border fiefs , one were general under the grandfather , one another got noticed by Iris for overspending in her shops and met with some dangerous being (who might have some links with outside border countries)

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  4. Thank you for the chapter! I cannot wait for Iris to say her piece, and hope with all my being that it will be such an awesome verbal smackdown that the descendants of those rotten nobles only need to hear the word ‘Iris’ to go deaf and mute with shock.

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  5. They’re nobles right? They’re supposed to have a wide-spread connections right? So how come they still didnt get the news of her speech inside the newly built church? She clearly explained it to the masses why she destroyed and her plans after that. lol. thay’re just being greedy and all, seeing how famous iris’ business became. just imagine how much money they’ll have if they can get their hands on the fief. Oh and the 2nd prince’s just plain stupid! If he can’t even see the true color of that bitch (forgot her name, the girl who thinks she’s good and all), then he’s not even worthy to be a candidate for the crown. lol. is there even more stupid than him? oh yeah, the other men who also fell for her. good thing berne (did i get his name right? iris’ brother?) came to his senses or his family will disown him. hahahaha! anyway, although this chapter is too short, at least we know what will be the focus of the next chapter and who are the audience. Thank you so much for doing your best despite your busy schedule. Can’t wait for the next chapter! I wonder when will iris and dean get together? siiiiigh*

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      1. Well, all those men are blind then. They should just donate their brains since they don’t use it. hahahaha! I know, i know. I just can’t wait for those scenes… siiigh* i’ll probably have to wait for a long time then considering iris’ reaction to the possibility of Dean liking her. Unless… the king will give an edict to marry Iris to Dean. 😍😍😍 That, of course, still need time since Iris is still excommunicated. Wonder where’s Dean at this moment and what he do? (squeal*!!!!) can’t wait for him to show up! Aaaand what will Iris’ mother do? she’s very protective of her family. (evil grin)

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      1. True true, but then news of Iris being excommunicated seems to spread like wildfire. You just cant underestimate the power of gossips. Maybe they already knew about it but still cant help themselves from making trouble. Its an opportunity after all.. and maybe, they wont just talk about her excommunication… they seem eager to get rid of the Duke’s power that he’s wielding. 🤔

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  6. Thank you very much for the chapter 💙💙💙
    Greedy little shits just couldn’t wait at a chance to rip the duke to shreds , not today you pompous filths , not ever for that matter.
    I wonder where her mom is and how she’s reacting tho… Seething probably

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  7. First, I hate the second queen. ugh. Second, Iris and her Father have a lot of courage and cold blood, I’m proud of them. I’m a bit scared of the next chapter because is going to be crazy, most likely.
    Thank you very much for the translation, a lovely work, as always.

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    1. For all we know, blades may get drawn on this political battlefield. It’s happened in our world before. Iris brought the best bodyguards in the known world, though, so maybe I’m secretly hoping someone will make that mistake… Nah, can’t be.

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      1. Thats why im saying that the second shouldnt have right to move any amount of money…

        Might as well remove some authorities that the second prince mother have as well.

        I dont understand why the old queen and prime minister havent made theit move yet to remove those pests. The country is allready having a hard time and the longer they live, the worse the situation will get.

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      2. Assassinations is an option~~

        I agree it will cause problems, but I do not know of a way to remove weeds fast without getting problems later.

        Its like letting a parasitete live inside you and breed, making it harder to fight it the longer you suspend it.

        The prince being “nowhere” doesnt help either. The neutral and first prince faction is being surpressed with the absence of the first prince. Im sure he has contact with some, but do what? The majority is in the dark and they have to suffer for it. Even the church seems like to side with the second prince faction!

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  8. as i notice … Dean is not at Armelia fief now so he is around the capital … it would be a huge turning point of story if he decides to show up … well but it would hurt Iris feeling pretty bad too …

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  9. Waaaah…so short I’m soooo worried for Iris and the white court thing!! I hope she can shut up those useless novels and that queen wannabee…and Reika, Rin and Shiro thank you sooooo I hope for the update😊😊

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  10. Thank you for the chapter, but that felt so short!

    My expectations had reached the boiling point only to get ice water poured all over it. The fire lost all oxygen! The fish found itself in the desert! The bird realized it’s a chicken! Pluto was told it was no longer a planet!

    It was one of the most devastating cliffhanger for me of 2017.

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  11. Thank you so much for translating this wonderful novel!!! I spent a whole day on it, because I just couldn’t stop reading and keep waiting to know what would happen next! I can’t thank you enough for your hard work, translator-sama! ❤ ❤ ❤

    Seriously, these cliffhangers are killing me! Good Luck, Iris! If these bad guys try to take the fief from you, just gather your army and show them who's the real boss here!

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  12. Thank you for translating !!
    And is it just me…. but I have a guess that dean is the first prince…. hem….

    Anyway once again thank you for your hard work!! Can’t wait to read more! And good luck with your exams!

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  13. I’m expecting the first prince to make his debut in the spotlight and placing the blame on the church, saying that he sent the church reconstruction plans to the church before the excommunication incident.

    Thanks for the chapter, really looking forward to seeing what will actually happen. I do wish the foreshadowing were more subtle and not so blunt and obvious.

    whoops, hit the post button by accident before finishing my post.

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