Qiao Tian Chang sneered at Nangong Che: “What do I mean? There are around twenty palace servants in every temporary residence. But there are less than ten palace servants left in yours. I wonder where the rest of them went to?”
Nangong Che’s expression changed. He unconsciously shifted his gaze to the scholar by the side. That scholar could not help but frown slightly.
”We have no idea regarding this matter, I wonder how the General knew?” When Nangong Che had no idea how to answer, Nangong Yue looked at him before asking calmly.
”That’s right, how did you find out? Could it be that you’re keeping a close watch over us?” Nangong Che echoed after hearing Nangong Yue’s words.
Qiao Tian Chang quietly looked at Nangong Che. His gaze then landed on Nangong Yue, this Princess was undoubtedly the Ling Emperor’s most beloved Princess.
”Bring it here,” Qiao Tian Chang had a calm expression when he spoke.
Soon, Lei An and Nan Yu brought a corpse over. It was the corpse of a palace servant.
Xiao Qi Feng furrowed his brows tightly seeing that corpse riddled with gaping wounds. His gaze landed on Qiao Tian Chang: “Tian Chang, what’s this?”
”Yesterday, I brought Meng Yao to hunt at the back mountain and we found this on the mountain,” Xiao Qi Tian looked at Xiao Qi Feng with a gaze telling him not to be impatient.
Seeing Qiao Tian Chang act that way, Xiao Qi Feng was a little confused. He did not understand what he was up to.
However, he remained silent without speaking as he quietly watched the development of things.
”You brought over a corpse you found in the back mountain and said we did it, General Qiao, you go too far to sully us,” Nangong Che’s expression was really ugly as he glared at Qiao Tian Chang.
However, the scholar by his side was frowning. Could it be that they had discovered something?
”Why is Prince Nangong so anxious? Listen to her cause of death before speaking,” Qiao Tian Chang looked at Nangong Che and said with a strange undertone.
Instead of saying Qiao Tian Chang was looking at Nangong Che, it was better to say that his gaze was focused on the scholar.
The scholar felt his scalp turn numb seeing Qiao Tian Chang’s gaze. Even Xiao Qi Feng did not make him feel that way.
The coroner arrived very quickly. He inspected the corpse on the ground.
He finally spoke: “Reporting to your majesty, this palace servant has many wounds on her body. Other than that, there are bits of skin and bloodstains underneath her nails which shows that she had scratched another party when she was still alive. Not only so, this servant has tiny worms crawling all over her body,” As he spoke, he made a cut at her exposed arm. The instant he cut the corpse, the worms inside wriggled out and crawled hurriedly onto it.
Upon seeing the worms, Nan Yu quickly opened the alcohol jar in his hand and poured it on the worms. He then lit a stick and threw it towards the worms that were soaked in alcohol.
After that, the worms let out an ear-piercing scream. At the same time, the worms quickly devoured the body in an instant the body, leaving no remains. A pungent smell came after.
When the worms were completely burned, the scholar spat out a mouthful of blood and he had a pained expression.
Qiao Tian Chang, seeing that scene had a wicked smile at the corner of his mouth: “What seems to have happened to this man?”
Nan Yu looked at the scholar and calmly said: “Backlash caused by the Gu worms.”
At that moment, Xiao Qi Feng would be the greatest fool in the world if he still did not understand.
He coldly looked at Nangong Che and the others: “I hope that Prince Nangong can explain to me what is going on? Why are there Gu worms in the palace servant’s body?”
”He… He is spouting nonsense, he has been injured in the past and his old injury is just acting up,” Nangong Che knew that if he admitted to this matter, who knew what would happen in the future.
However, Xiao Qi Feng was not someone who would be convinced by his words.
He looked coldly at Nangong Che and the others: “Right now, it seems that I cannot rest and eat in peace until this is thoroughly investigated. Guards, go search the Ling temporary residence and summon the imperial doctor to check on this man to see if he is truly injured and his old injuries are acting up.”