Chapter 5: Chief Justice (G)
Liu Huang Mountain City is a good place. This is a commonly accepted fact in the underground world.
In order to understand what kind of place is Liu Huang Mountain City, one must first understand what kind of place is the underground world like.
A land for exiles, this is probably the common understanding among those living on the surface.
The underground world is a crevice under the continent of Eich. The total size of the of the underground world is immeasurable, its geography far too complex to be mapped out properly. It was even said that there was route in the underground world that leads straight to Hell’s Abyss.
Initially, there weren’t many residents here but as eras passed, it became a land of gathering for the exiled
The Elf tribe exiled the Dark Elves, the Dwarf tribe exiled the Gray Dwarves and the Gnomes exiled the Wild Gnomes. 40% of the Beastman Tribe were chased by other factions into the underground world. Even the powerful great Dragons chased the brutal Red Dragons and cunning Black Dragons into exile here. This is also where the Titans exiled the Volcanic Giants.
The dominant race of the surface, Humans, were no exception as well. Although it was all their brethren they exiled, it was the most complicated bunch of all including Witches, Extremists, Cultists, Necromancers, Revolutionists, Demons, Worshippers, Scientists and so on. It seems as though the underground world has become a disposal ground.
As time passed by until our current timeframe, the races of the underground world have become far too complicated to be calculated but there is one common rule here.
In the underground world, there is no order, strength talks the loudest. The winners earn it all and the losers get enslaved.
Even in the chaotic Chaos Faction, this is one of the messiest places with the Underground City Lords waging and fighting wars all year round.
They annex land, steal rations, attack cities and enslave the population. Of course, the countries on the surface are no better but due to the restrictions by the different religions worshipping the Gods of the Order faction and the different Councils of each country, it was still mainly peaceful there. However, in the land where Gods abandoned, the underground world, the war have never stopped.
Those who are able to survive in the chaotic underground world, if placed in comparison with those on the surface, are far from being weaklings.
Well, if we were to use the analogy of a game, the underground is a dangerous zone for the high-leveled opened later on in the game, only players above LV40 are able to form parties to enter.
In most of the underground cities, due to the diverse races in each city, there would normally be just one dominant race oppressing the others.
But, Liu Huang Mountain City is different.
This city which lies next to the sulfur river does not have a long history, slightly below 130 years old and in the eyes of those tribes blessed with longevity, it was no longer than a blink of an eye.
But they accomplished a deed which the surrounding Underground City Lords were unable to achieve for a few millennium.
There is no war here, no nobility or oppression.
In fact, there is no ruling race here. The City Lord Adam.Han, a well-known hero, took up the lonesome job of becoming the City Lord. Despite Adam, a human, being the City Lord here, humans were the scarcer race within the city. Furthermore, there isn’t even a single ruling-class nobility here.
And, this fellow being jokingly said to be muscle-brained was even more renowned for having totally no interest in power or land.
Different from the armies in other Underground Cities which numbers in tens of thousand, Liu Huang City only has a few hundred people in the reserve army and public security team, the strongest of them being the Town Order Security Army, better known as Town Security, which mainly comprises the Dark Elves. But even so, their scale don’t even cross the 800 mark.
In the chaotic underground world, pacifists are a synonym for weaklings. With their backs next to the mines in sulfur mountain coupled with their weak defense force, they naturally attracted aggression from the other Underground City Lords.
But, after a couple of battles, no one dared to set their gazes on them anymore.
The reason? Because their fists were strong enough.
No army? In actuality, there was no need to.
Ein Mezus, the ancient Red Dragon who was titled Disaster of Veron, lives on the sulfur mines behind Liu Huang Mountain City. This evil dragon who once laid waste to dozens of human kingdoms, for reasons no one knows, became the guardian beast of this city.
Adam.Han, being one of the most renowned heroes of this era, he once killed an Undead Emperor Lord Yongye (?? Yong Ye -> Eternal Night) and saved the world. Even after coming to the underground world alone, he destroyed a city of Dark Elves using brute force. That was 40,000-50,000 Dark Elves and a hundred thousand of other races. He himself is probably the most famous Thousand Man Killer.
The Great Saint Magaret, nicknamed ‘The Child of Heaven’, was comrades with Adam on their journey to sealing Lord Yongye. She was rumored to be a remarkable existence capable of summoning an army of angels by herself.
It was said that there was once an Underground City Lord who, while on his way to attacking Liu Huang Mountain City, was ‘persuaded’ to leave by a prominent figure without even catching sight of the city walls…
It was said that as long as the three heads of Liu Huang City exists, it would remain as an impregnable fortress.
In my system, these three fellows are LV200-300s perfect super boss level characters. Not mentioning the current era, even after 3 or 4 updates in my game walk-through database, they are still extremely powerful characters, far beyond the reach of those LV80-90s barely Legend-rank Underground City Lords in the surroundings.
It was due to their strong protection and having equals to them that turned this city into the only clean land in this chaotic underground world.
But having only military strength is insufficient, the Great Saint took up the role as the Head of Internal Affairs and kept the city in good order and the Supreme Judge Wumianzhe, yup, that’s me, even went on create the most equal and fair laws in the entire Eich.
As for the City Lord Adam, he spends most of his time doing what he usually does, being a useless lucky charm.
Coincidentally, I, who was rather close to the 3 heads of Liu Huang City, became one of its founders.
Previously, when I was questioned by the Town Security, I didn’t lie. I really am a good employee with a proper job, as the Supreme Judge of Liu Huang Mountain City!
Although my memories have been mostly scattered after 3 deaths, most of the important knowledge still retains.
As a lawyer and judge in my previous life, I accumulated knowledge of legislation far beyond that of this era. The legislation I have written for Liu Huang Mountain City has been a role model for the entire underground world and the surface dwellers even sent scholars to study from us.
The conflicts due to the diverse races? I carved Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Had A Dream’ on the city markets and city gates such that everyone entering or leaving the city would see it and this was only the first step.
I established racial discrimination to be illegal and offenders would be severely dealt with. After which, I came up with a series of policies to deal with racial tensions and severely dealt with a couple of fools who crosses my laws to give a stern warning to the others.
Being interested in sociology, I understood that a rule, as long as it gains recognition and agreement on the surface after sufficient time has passed, society will get used to the presence of the rule and view it as being morally correct.
As an immortal undead, the only thing I don’t lack is time and stamina. After spending long years trying to change other people’s mindset, I have at least succeeded in planting the ideas of racial harmony in the minds of the citizens of Liu Huang Mountain City.
The comparatively harmonious relationship between different races is the basis for Liu Huang Mountain City’s prosperity and the next step would be security.
Killing a person and stealing his items is a heavy crime? In other underground cities, one could pay his way through his crimes, causing rich merchants and nobilities to not treat folks of other races with proper dignity and respect. But here, it is a non-negotiable death penalty. Thus, under the threat of heavy penalties, the security of the city turned for the better.
Of course, there must be sufficient violence to put these legislations into action and a group of queer Dark Elves, who were driven out of their clan for believing in the Holy Light, became the cornerstone of the security team. After devoting a lot of resources, I managed to turn them into a team of Public Security members trusted by the citizens.
Sometimes I do regret getting such good equipment for the Town Security, giving them so much power made the difficulty of completing my daily quests twice as difficult and the frequency of me being locked in a cell increase progressively… Cough cough, let’s not talk about how I managed to trip myself my own foot. Let’s continue talking about this city, which through the blood and tears of a Transcender, ushered a new era for the underground city.
The religious conflicts which resulted in the splitting headaches of the leaders of other parts of the underground world? This is indubitably a difficult problem for other cities to handle due to the physical manifestation of Gods in the world of Eich. The Underground City Lords are often a believer of a certain God, so how can he be trusted to be impartial? If it becomes an oppression against certain races, there would be endless conflicts in the city.
In this city… Amongst the three heads, Red Dragon Ein Mezus believes in gold coin, the City Lord Adam.Han is a well-known for not having a faith while the Great Saint believes in knowledge and Adam…
Yup, you didn’t hear it wrongly, the Great Saint has had a ‘crush’ on the Great Hero for very long and this is well-known fact throughout the world but the blockhead seems to be ignorant of it. Xiao Hong and I couldn’t stand looking at the situation any longer that we trashed his wedding reception twice.
TL: Xiao Hong is the nickname for Red Dragon Ein Mezus
Of course, I can’t deny my ulterior motive. Other than the Evil Points I earned from causing utter chaos, looking at Adam’s dumb face on the verge of tears was really gratifying.
Alright, looks like I went out of topic, let’s continue talking about the underground world.
The faith of the 3 heads aren’t reliable and if I, arguably, were to have a faith, it would probably be ‘To give those who sinned what they deserve’ and ‘To grant the innocent the protection of the law’ and such, along the line of the spirit of justice in my previous life. Thus, I did something never seen before in the history of Eich – granting the citizens of Liu Huang Mountain City the freedom of faith.
“Faith is an individual choice. While we allow one to spread their faith within the city, but no religious organizations are to force others to convert to their beliefs and those who break this law are exiled out from Liu Huang Mountain City.”
In Liu Huang City, there are people who believe in demons, believe in the Holy Light and even those who believe in Gaia and such. There are an incredible number of altars are shrines in the city. But, once any of them tries to use religion as a flag to oppress others, they would face severe punishment.
While the rest of the underground world are coping with internal conflicts, wrestling over political power, the frequent war of faith between different churches and the casual plundering of the weak by the strong, our Liu Huang Mountain City’s is exceptionally politically stable with suitable laws put in place, great efficiency in governance, peaceful and orderly. We attract countless talents and merchants, making it a prosperous city that eventually became known as the paradise of the underground world.
In reality, the city isn’t really all that good. It is just that the other Underground Cities are too chaotic, making the city look much better in comparison to its surroundings.
Chaos has already become a symbol of the underground cities and the underground world, resulting in many resources and manpower to actively seek out our city, heightening its prosperity.
Even the Holy Light Church on the surface was taken aback by the peaceful city within the land of chaos such that they sent Holy Knights and Priests to receive teachings from the city. Many Holy Knights were stumped by how diverse races could get along and majority of them chose to be stationed in the city for extended periods of time. During their time in the city, they studied the ‘scripture gifted by the Holy Light’ while trying to spread the greatness of Holy Light and enlighten the ‘evil underground world residents’.
As a Lich, the natural enemy of Holy Knights and Priests, my detest for them is so great that at times, I would really like to peel off my mask and tell them that their ‘scripture gifted by the Holy Light’ was the creation of an evil Lich to see if the faith of some people would crumble from that fact.
Back to the present, this facade has become my best cover while under pursuit.
No one would have expected that the fair, impartial and infallible Supreme Judge Wumianzhe to actually be Lich Roland, who often stirs up trouble and is known to ‘have a loose screw in his head’.
When I took on the responsibility as the head of the Supreme Court, I insisted on putting on my mask. Due to the unreliable Evil Lich System, I was cursed to be unable to retain my dignity and as a judge who takes law into his own hands, dignity and authority are crucial.
After all, any legislation without authority or fear is just another piece of scrap paper.
At this moment, the dignity that I have accumulated throughout the years worked its wonders.
Right now, despite only standing there silently, the Town Security army, under long years of being under my authority, was quivering down to their feet.
I turned my head and look towards the one leading the team, Diana.Syfen.
No doubt, from the trembling of her voice, she is definitely having a guilty conscience.
I am the superior of their superior of their superior of their superior and this does not only mean that my official rank is higher than theirs. They are members of the Town Security army and the Town Security army is a subsidiary of the Subordinate Court and the Subordinate Court is a subsidiary of the Supreme Court while I, Wumianzhe, am the head of the Supreme Court.
In the legislation that I drafted, as a subsidiary of the Subordinate Court, the Town Order Security Army does not have the rights to authorize an arrest. They can only listen to the orders of their superiors. They have to request for an approval from the Subordinate Court to carry out arrest, who will then send a report to the Supreme Court. This is especially so if they want to carry out a large-scale event like ‘Swiftly and heavily, we shall severely punish those committing crimes’ to enforce law
As the head of the Supreme Court, I haven’t received a report for the large-scale arrest warrant.
Of course it is an act of insubordination. I just bombed the base of the Town Security yesterday and they started with the operation today, so how is it possible for them to request for an approval and receive the approval within such a short period of time. Even just considering submitting the request, they would have to first gather up the documents required from the mess of their base and that’s quite a big project!
Diana’s face turned white in an instant after hearing my muttering.
“No matter how righteous the rhetoric is, the enforcement of law is a violent process and the law enforcers are the tools for carrying such violent acts for the court. If these tools were to grow their own mind and start acting as they please, then it might be time to get rid of these tools.”
This is a well-known quote by me and is on the first page of every member of Town Security’s work manual as a warning.
I reckon that they were intending to carry out a sudden raid and fill up on the administrative matters later on. On other days, the Subordinate Court and Supreme Court would just turn a blind eye to it but they didn’t anticipate my sudden appearance and being caught red-handed in the act.
Simply by looking at them silently, the dark-skinned Dark Elves’ faces turns ash-white, putting them in a very good position to compete with that of the Undead.
Insubordination? No matter what the outcome is, what kind of reason it was committed for, for a group of law enforcers to do as they please is a very dangerous act. Today, they could just be committing insubordination to beat up others, but tomorrow they could very well be committing a coup d’etat trying to overthrow the current order.
Following Liu Huang City’s laws, those who tries to overstep their authority, even in the lightest of sentences, are exiled from Liu Huang Mountain City.
The Dark Elves have landed themselves in a desperate situation. If the person they met with is the other members of the Supreme Court, they could still negotiate with them and settle it privately but the man in front of them was the man who miraculously converted the intangible laws of justice into an actual power similar to the Holy Light, the very symbol of law. They have never heard of an occasion where he compromised with those who tread on the boundaries of the law.
Town Security Captain Diana’s face was bitter, but it was time for her to stand out.
“After working so hard for a long time, the ‘evil’ Dark Elves finally managed to receive recognition from the citizens after going through many difficulties. Will it all go to vain like this? After leaving the city, will we have to go out there and live the days of blood and brutal killings… How can I face my sisters who believed in me like that?”
The young lady’s red lips were bleeding blood from being bitten on, her purple eyes were filled with tears. Thinking back on the days where they fought just to survive, thinking of how they finally were able to find a blissful home and lead good lives after being exiled from their clan, the Dark Elves’ beautiful face were distorted with pain.
“Lord… It was all my individual decision! If you have to punish, please only punish me!” The strong Town Security Captain threw away her pride and knelt for forgiveness.
“Big Sis Diana!”
“It is not big sister’s fault, we did it all for the order of Liu Huang Mountain City!”
“Yeah, what rights do you have to punish us!”
Surrounding their captain, the other Town Security Knights were drunk in their emotions. Some of them started glaring angrily at me, and the situation seemed to be on the verge of turning physical, thus…
“Incantation of Law: Silence!!”
Following the echo of my voice, a mysterious magic started to take effect. In the midst of air, a silver gavel strikes down and a reverberation spreads through the entire plot of land.
As the silver ripples ripple outward in all directions, not only did all sounds disappear, even the intense emotions of indignant vanished.
In this mystical world, if the faith in the concept of Order and Holy Light could be transformed to become an origin of power, then how could the faith in law and justice lack the support of supernatural powers.
Although, while I was in court and the fourth Soul Imprint began to take shape, the one who was the most surprised then was probably me. This meant that the code of law that I single-handedly created was recognized by the source of the world and have become a part of powers of Order.
Law is the power of words. The rules of the world are known as laws and as the one who controls rules and the code of law, my words become the rules of the world.
And that is the Incantation of Law.
A unique magical art combining the concepts of law and magic. Although it is very different from the Art of Truth used by Mages and the Commandment branch of Divine Arts used by Priests, as long as one fulfills the strict requirements for its usage, its prowess was one to behold.
At this moment, I am dealing with a case with these Town Security as the accused and the narrow alley is my court.
As I called for silence, all living beings must quieten down and listen to my truth.
The Dark Elves’ innate resistance against magic is useless in the face of my Incantation of Law. No one could hear their words and their body. Their heart feels as though it was soaked in ice water as they feel a chill going down their back, quieting them down in an instant.
Only now do they recall that the man in front of them is not just the Supreme Judge, but even more so, a great Mage whose limits have yet to be tested.
The Incantation of Law he created by combining both law and magic together have become a unique rule-based magic and its fame have spread far and wide, attracting even the great religious heads and saints from the surface to study. The Supreme Court have even more so, became a sacred land where only powerful Gold-ranks can learn the secrets of the Incantation of Law.
He created 3 new jobs, Knight of Justice, Judgementor and Law Incantationer which are equivalent to the Holy Knights, Cardinals and Monks that the Holy Church are so proud of.
“How fearsome… My magic resistant skin has been totally ignored.”
“I am totally unable to analyze the level of the magic. In fact, I can’t even feel the pulsation of magic, but it is at least Saint-rank (i.e magic used by a Saint-rank).”
In their eyes, to defy orders means to start a war against the entire Liu Huang Mountain City Law organization. Even if they try to escape, they might not be able to escape from the hands of the judges. What is in front of the Dark Elves seems to be the dire situation where they would end up exiled.
In the face of such dire circumstances, everyone’s heads were drooping, waiting for me to pass my verdict.
“My Lord! Looking at how hard I worked for Liu Huang Mountain City for so many years, please only punish me!” Diana kneels with a teary face.
A respected female Knight Captain just knelt down, so how could the other knights still continue to remain standing. Thus, the sight of a group of kneeling knights unfolded in front of my eyes.
Aiyo, looking at how deep their sisterhood are, I am starting to feel sentimental myself.
In reality, the Town Security Captain Diana is also a LV81 Legend-rank Knight and her abilities are definitely above mine. As for why she was unable to stand up against me, other than her guilty conscience, is the workings of my God-tier equipment.
The enchantments of this silver robe were done by me during my the most powerful phase of my life. Initially, I used it mostly to scare other people but after I became a judge, I mainly used it to pressurize the accused. After realizing the Incantation of Law, the Elite-rank magic robe, for no apparent reason, turned into a piece of SemiGod equipment.
【SemiGod Equipment; The Dignity of Judicature (Binded)】
【Defence:10Points(Even metal plates only have 5Points of defense, for a cloth magic robe to reach these level of defense is already very incredible.】
【Unique Ability 1 The Self-Judgement of the Sinner: Induces guilt within sinners and as time passes, sinners would fall deeper into a state of fear and helplessness. The greater the sin, the greater the effect of this ability. The innocents are exempted from this ability.】
【Unique Ability 2 The Dispassionate Judge: The user equipped with the mask would have his charm fixed at 100. Resistance against seduction, detection, illusory and similar magic +20.】
【Unique Ability 3 isn’t activated as the user doesn’t satisfy the basic requirements.】
【Unique Ability 4 isn’t activated as the user doesn’t satisfy the basic requirements.】
【Curse of the God Equipment, Weight of the Gavel: The user equipped must have a job related to the legislative system and must carry out his job impartially. If he were to twist the laws for personal reasons or speak falsely, the law robe would become an unquenchable fire, destroying the user’s soul and physical body.】
【”Please use the authority granted prudently. The choice made after the Gavel strikes down doesn’t merely decide the rise and fall of an individual, but represents the dignity of the legislative system and its impartiality. –The Supreme Court Wumianzhe】
In the continent of Eich, SemiGod equipment and such are that troublesome. Its abilities are specific albeit strong and are often affixed with some kind of troublesome God Equipment Curse.
The magical robe is exactly the case. The other ordinary robes only boost the effects of spells cast. It doesn’t boost intelligence, but in exchange, they often come with several powerful special abilities.
The first Unique Ability saves me quite a lot of hassle while on trial. Be it a serial killer or the head of a triad, as long as they retain a shred of conscience, they become a bunch of chickens in front of me. As for the second Unique Ability, it allows me to disregard all attempts to figure out my true identity.
As for the God Equipment Curse, being unable to defy the laws set and being unable to lie isn’t too big of a deal to me. Firstly, I’m single and thus there is no reason for me to flout the laws on personal reasons.
Taking a step back, if I were to engage in a scam, it would be more than sufficient to play a word game to mislead others. Instead, using lies that could be exposed are actually less effective.
“I don’t lie, but this doesn’t mean that you are able to understand the true meaning of my words. Don’t blame me if you misunderstand my words.” The SemiGod Equipment Curse may not work on me but its might doesn’t take a cut.
Right now, the law enforcers, who believe in the Holy Light, have overstepped their authority and are filled with guilt. Under the pressure of the SemiGod equipment, they feel as though invisible chains were restraining their bodies, pushing them down, causing them to be unable to straighten their bodies.
I estimate that simply by standing there, the pressure the other party encounters wouldn’t be inferior to a dragon’s pressure, and this would continue to increase as we proceed on with the judging. But seeing the circumstances now, if I continue to pressure them so, I might end up seeing some girls wet their pants.
Alright, this should be sufficient. If I were to go too far, they might just snap and do something desperate. Furthermore, I have no intention of driving them from the city.
Thus, I turn around to leave, leaving just a few words behind.
“I just happened to pass by and didn’t see anything. Tomorrow, remember to get your captain to file the report.”
Hearing my words, I can hear tears of joy and thanks sounding from my back.
“Thank you, my lord!!”
After I turn about the corner, the Elves collapsed onto the ground together, some of them hugging each other crying, celebrating the dangerous circumstances they just overcame as I smiled under my mask.
“Lord Wumianzhe may seem frightening but he is actually a kind person.”
“That scared me! Momo almost suffocated to death. Sister Anna, let Momo rest on you a bit.”
“You wrench, don’t touch as you please. You should go find Lily.Milan instead.”
I left a little toy to listen in to their conversation… Cough, the naughty wind delivered their discussion to my ear.
“To listen seriously to the complaints of your subordinates is the responsibility of a superior. If I don’t know who is talking bad about me, what if I mistreat the wrong person… That girl is called Stacey right? She really knows how to talk. Of course, I’m a good person.” Thus, my mood lifted significantly and I decided to lighten their punishment. But in the next instant, I knew that my mood would worsen.
That is because just by the street, my loyal maid, Elisa, has been waiting for a long time.
“Master, what happened to you? To think you would actually let them off?”
“The law is dead, but we are alive. A legislation with no flexibility or humanity would only create grudges. Their actions and motives weren’t wrong, it is just that the procedure they worked by is illegal. Exiling them would be going too far. See how the great me dealt with this perfectly, holding the executioner’s blade high up in the sky but yet putting it down lightly. This is how a true superior official should act, learn a bit.”
“The truth?” Her lips curls in disdain. The maid with a vicious tongue, my number one loyal servant, once again ignores my facade and glee.
“… It isn’t fun playing them to death at one go. Haha, I really earned quite a bit today. Not only was my daily quest a huge success, I also got a handle and a favor over the Town Security army. Heh, those lasses, see how I will deal with you all tomorrow, for you all to dare to steal the feed from the mouth of my Ah Bao.”
I will remember the Dark Elf named Diana, that evil bitch who took Ah Bao’s bone from me.
Tomorrow, when you report to the Supreme Court to file the report, I will let you understand what a superior’s harassment means, what a non-violent aggression is like, what bloodshed in the office means!
Chasing you out of the city? Being Dark Elf Knights who believe in the Holy Light, you all are probably the only ones in the entire underground world, wouldn’t I lose a hard-to-come-by toy and useful tool like that.
Elisa sighs helplessly.
“As expected, I really shouldn’t hold any expectations for your conscience. You are really evil to your bones.”
“No, I am a good person! One day, I would definitely convert those Evil Points to Justice Points, then work hard at doing good deeds, then I would finally be able to enjoy a good reputation!”
From a certain viewpoint, my current situation could be said to be caused by that mess of a system… Having to do evil deeds to earn points, how can I earn a good reputation doing evil deeds. I even have to wear a metal mask just to go to work…
If only that’s all. What I really can’t tolerate is that…
“…That darn mask and robe, for it to be a SemiGod equipment set. Just by looking at me, those beautiful ladies are either stunned with fear or shaking their legs and peeing their pants, causing me to still not have a girlfriend despite being advanced in age.”
“No, what is wrong isn’t the mask or your dress up, but your brain. An undead Lich looking for a girlfriend? …Hehe, I can’t even laugh at such a joke. Right, I heard that while you were still a human, you retained your virginity… Reality may be harsh, but please don’t escape from it.”
“Tsk, not to scare you, but there’s a female who says that she wants to marry me.”
“Aiyo, which necrophile would have such heavy taste… No, I get it, it must be some naive loli, agreeing to marry someone after receiving a lollipop. Even though you aren’t popular, but to go to the extent of lying to lolis just to satisfy your own pride, that is really too pitiful… Aiyaya, master, why does your face look so awful, don’t tell me Elisa has guessed it correctly again.”
“Bastard Elisa! I… I want to be a good person! I also want to have a girlfriend!”
Thus… This time, the citizens of Liu Huang Mountain City had the honor to see the tears of their Head of the Supreme Court.