Chapter 1567: New Governor
Qin Wentian bitterly smiled at Ye Qianyu. He only saw her beautiful face also smiling right at him, it didn’t seem that she was a prisoner at all. But the more she acted like she was not, the more pain he felt in his heart.
With a flash of light, a sculpture appeared in his hand. This sculpture was extremely beautiful, and upon seeing it, Ye Qianyu’s beautiful eyes lit up. After that, she shot a glance filled with hidden resentment at Qin Wentian, her gaze mesmerizing to the extreme.
“Somebody is finally willing to sculpt a figurine of me.”
“It only has a few hints of your charm, it is far inferior compared to your beauty.” Qin Wentian compared his sculpture to Ye Qianyu.
A strange look appeared in Ye Qianyu’s eyes as she stared at Qin Wentian in bewilderment, “When have you become such a sweet-talker? Could it be that you learned all this while wooing the little girl at the River Portrait Immortal Emperor’s place?”
“….” Qin Wentian was speechless. Ye Qianyu giggled, “Then, are you giving this sculpture to me?”
However, Qin Wentian shook his head. “I naturally have to keep this by my side. In this case, I can see you every time I want to and this can serve to remind me not to forget that you are still in here.”
Ye Qianyu’s eyes flickered with a look of gentleness when she heard that, “Why didn’t you talk like this to me in the past? Anyway, since you are able to enter the Lifire Jail, did the Lifire Empyrean get you to submit to him? There’s actually no need to do so given your talent, you can head to other places and develop yourself, even joining the superpowers. It wouldn’t be too late for you to take revenge for me then in the future. Why must you endure this because of me?”
After interacting with him for so many years, how could Ye Qianyu not understand what sort of person he was? He submitted to the Lifire Empyrean most probably because of her, wanting to protect her life. As long as he was willing to work for the Lifire Empyrean, the Lifire Empyrean would not kill her. In this case, he would have a chance to rescue her from jail in the future.
Although she wasn’t very clear about the situation outside, it wasn’t too difficult to guess, based on her intelligence.
Qin Wentian stared at her without speaking. Ye Qianyu continued, “Also, do you really think he will release me just because you are working for him? He only wants to use you, because you have the value to be used. And the more valuable you are to him, although he wouldn’t kill me, he would definitely not release me. He will use me to control you. Your weakness is too obvious…you are very sentimental and would act blindly due to your emotions. Others can easily see through you and they will naturally use this to act against you.”
Qin Wentian bitterly smiled and shook his head, how could he not understand Ye Qianyu’s words?
“However, this cannot be considered a bad thing in your perspective. After entering the Lifire Palace, you will have a formal identity and can come into contact with the vaster world. In the future, you have to remember not to be ruled by your emotions. Before you have enough strength to sweep everything, you should learn more about how to use other methods to protect yourself and your loved ones.” Ye Qianyu walked forward, staring at Qin Wentian through her cell door. Her beautiful eyes flashed with a gentle light as she smiled, “Enough, you should leave now.”
Qin Wentian stretched out his hands once more, placing them on Ye Qianyu’s beautiful face. This time, Ye Qianyu didn’t evade, allow him to caress her face. Her beautiful eyes flickered with charm as she looked at him. Qin Wentian had a smile on his face as he softly spoke, “Wait for me.”
After that, he directly turned and left the Lifire Jail, no longer turning his head back. However, his hands were still unconsciously clenched tightly.
Ye Qianyu stared at his departing back view that exuded determination. Her eyes flickered with a radiant smile and after Qin Wentian’s silhouette disappeared completely, only then did she slowly turn and walked back into her cell. She leaned against the cold stone walls and sat down but the smile on her face didn’t dissipate for a long time. “I once wildly hoped to change everything but I already long knew that it was nothing but a foolish dream. In this world dominated by supreme experts, strength is everything. Since I’m powerless to change things, I hope that one day, the person who dominates this world, would be the person I love.”
“Are you daydreaming now?” Not far away, an icy voice rang out. It was another prisoner. He coldly continued, “Just with him? An initial-stage immortal emperor? You hope that he can dominate this world? Just this single Lifire Palace can ride above the heads of countless people. To the empyreans, the vast majority of people in the immortal realms are merely ants, let alone the fact that this is merely the Lifelong Realm alone. There are even stronger characters out there. To them, even ignoring immortal emperors like us, even empyreans and world overlords are also considered ants.”
“That’s true, the vast majority of living creatures are nothing but ants in the eyes of the strong. Ants should just follow the rules of the colony.” Ye Qianyu mumbled. She then smiled and continued, “However, there are also existences that can break apart the heavens among ants. If not, where did those supreme characters who stand at the peak, originate from?”
The Lifire City was one of the ten main cities in the Lifelong Realm. It was naturally incomparably vast and large.
There were a total of five governors here, and their titles respectively are; Central Governor, Eastern City Governor, Southern City Governor, Western City Governor and the Northern City Governor. The city was split into five regions, and the five governors were responsible for everything that happened within their own respective regions. From this, one could see how great their authority was. Although their statuses weren’t as high as the nine monarchs, but inside the Lifire City, they were just directly below the Lifire Empyrean. Even the nine monarchs dared not act too rudely and arrogantly before the five governors. In addition, the cultivation bases of the governors were also extremely high.
Currently, the Northern Governor was surnamed Meng. His cultivation was very high, at the peak-stage of the immortal emperor realm. He ruled the northern region and had great authority. Qin Wentian initially thought that Governor Meng would be unwilling to handover and would miss this position greatly. However, after Protector Chen brought him there, he realized that he was extremely wrong about it. Governor Meng was very excited to welcome him and handed over everything with no reluctance at all. It seems like this position wasn’t an easy one but was a hot potato instead.
Also, Qin Wentian could see that Governor Meng was filled with joy, he clearly didn’t want this position at all. This caused Qin Wentian to recall Beiming Youhuang’s reminder. Could it be that the authority and influence of the Jialan Clan in the northern region were really so terrifying? Governor Meng actually wanted to give his position up so badly.
According to what Beiming Youhuang had said, in the northern region, this was where the Jialan Clan was based. Their influence here was extremely wide-spread and could even cover the sky with one hand if they wanted. In the past, Qin Wentian thought that no matter how strong the Jialan Clan was, they were still within the territories controlled by the Lifire Empyrean and wouldn’t be able to suppress any of the Lifire Palace’s subordinates. However, he only discovered that he was wrong after he came here.
“Youhuang, how much do you know about the Jialan Clan?” Qin Wentian transmitted his voice to Beiming Youhuang who was beside him.
“Not much, I only know the Jialan Clan has great authority, especially in the northern region. I heard that a command from the Lifire Empyrean might not even weigh more than a command from the Jialan Clan.” Beiming Youhuang replied. A look of intrigue appeared in Qin Wentian’s eyes, seems like the Lifire Empyrean has long planned to place him in that position. Also, given the relationship the Jialan Monarch had with him, he would surely use his clan’s authority to make things difficult for him. If he and the other bandits were too useless and were played to death by the Jialan Clan, the Lifire Empyrean probably wouldn’t give a damn at all.
But then again if they could contend against the Jialan Clan, the Lifire Empyrean would most probably watch the situation with joy.
Hence, no matter what the ending was, it would only be beneficial to the Lifire Empyrean. It wouldn’t really affect him.
After sending away Governor Meng, Protector Chen spoke to Qin Wentian, “Brother Qin, for future matters, Brother Qin has to work hard. The palace lord naturally hopes that you can handle the northern city well.”
“Protector Chen, as the governor, what are my main responsibilities? What do I need to do?” Qin Wentian asked. He was completely ignorant with regards to the rules of the Lifire City.
“There’s no way to explain clearly just using a sentence or two. There will naturally be a filing room in the governor’s manor and there will be a butler and serving girls to help you run errands. They will brief you about it. I will bid my farewell now.” Protector Chen smiled. Qin Wentian could see that Protector Chen had no intentions of staying. He nodded and sent him off.
The governor’s manor was very large, including the internal and external area. The internal area was a residential location for the governor, while the external area was even larger compared to it. The external area was also used for residential purposes and was for the governor’s subordinates.
However, Qin Wentian discovered that the place wasn’t as lively as his imagined. It felt somewhat cold and cheerless.
At this moment, within the manor, a few figures walked out and appeared before Qin Wentian. One was an old man with a cultivation base at the immortal-foundation realm, the other two were serving girls who were also immortal-foundation characters. Both of them were weak, but their looks weren’t bad and could say to be fresh and pure.
“We pay our respects to Sir Governor.” The butler and serving girls bowed to Qin Wentian.
“In this governor’s manor, there’s only the three of you?” Qin Wentian asked.
“Sir, you might not know this. But in the northern regions of the Lifire City, not many people dare to take up the responsibility of working under the governor.” The butler replied.
“Why?” Qin Wentian asked.
“Ever since the Lifire Empyrean became the Lifire Palace Lord, the governor of the northern region changes the fastest. Also, a majority of the northern governors either request to give up this position by taking the initiative to talk to the empyrean, or they…” The butler mumbled.
“Or they what?” Qin Wentian coldly asked.
“Or they…die.” The butler lowered his head.
Qin Wentian’s eyes gleamed sharply. In the Lifire City, a governor would actually die? Also, according to the butler’s words, it doesn’t seem that there was only one governor who died in the line of duty.
What position did the Lifire Empyrean give him?
“Who killed them?” Qin Wentian thought of the Jialan Clan, but he still wanted to ask the question.
A look of fear flashed in the butler’s eyes. However, he shook his head, “Your subordinate has no idea.”
“Just speak freely.” Qin Wentian commanded.
“Your subordinate truly doesn’t know. Other than giving the death penalty to the few assassins that were discovered, even the palace lord himself has no idea how the other northern governors died.” The butler lowered his head even more. In the Lifire City, the assassination of a governor was clearly a huge matter. If it was really done by the Jialan Clan, how could they leave any clues behind?
“How many subordinates do I have under me, and what are their positions?” Qin Wentian asked again.
“A total of three thousand people that reports directly to the three vice governors. Below the three vice governors, each of them has ten attendants that respectively control a hundred people each.” The butler replied.
Qin Wentian’s eyes flashed, “Help me to summon the three vice governors. Get them to see me.”
“This…” The butler had a look of difficulty on his face. Qin Wentian frowned, “Speak bluntly.”
“It has been a very long time since the three vice governors came to the governor’s manor.” The butler bowed. Qin Wentian’s eyes gleamed with sharpness, “As vice governors, they actually neglect their duty?”
The butler lowered his head even more, not daring to speak. This made Qin Wentian understand that this governor’s position wasn’t so easy to take on. There was even a risk of dying. How strong exactly was the power of the Jialan Clan?