Chapter 1569: What crime are you guilty of?
It has already been three months since the new northern governor took over. During these three months, there wasn’t much commotion.
The governor’s manor seemed to become even more laid back and lazy. Before this, there were still some people in the northern regions acting cautiously but after these three months, the entire governor’s manor was like a plate of loose sand. This new governor seemed to be the same as many of the old ones, ignoring everything, living his life quietly in peace until he was hopefully shifted away by the Lifire Empyrean.
Within the internal manor of the governor’s manor, numerous beams of light brimming with emperor might shot out. Many people in the external manor area inclined their heads and stared over. Who was it that was forging emperor-ranked weapons?
Qin Wentian was within his own personal residence. A tiny lion sped over, entering the residence. Upon seeing the situation, his gaze froze. Right now, Qin Wentian was standing near a cultivation platform and had activated the formation inscribed on it. This was the source of the beams of light.
“This is a platform created by you?” The Evil Emperor glanced at him.
“Although the grade is inferior to the one created by senior River Portrait, it wouldn’t affect the quality of my cultivation by too much. Evil Emperor, I have to thank you.” Qin Wentian nodded at the Evil Emperor.
“The old cultivation platform was originally built for you by the palace mistress. After we dismantled it, the materials naturally belonged to you as well.” The Evil Emperor replied. “Now, I can tell that your talent isn’t simply on cultivation and combat. You are also highly talented in formations. With this ability, you would never need to worry about cultivation resources ever again. Even if you don’t join any powers, there’s no need to worry even if you remain an unaffiliated cultivator.”
“It’s still far from enough. I have to strengthen my abilities in this aspect.” Qin Wentian didn’t feel too much joy. He then continued asking, “Are the three Vice Governors here yet?”
The Evil Emperor shook his head. A faint smile appeared on Qin Wentian’s face. “Since this is the case, let’s go to the external manor area to take a walk.”
“Right.” The Evil Emperor nodded. After that, he followed after Qin Wentian, the two of them soared through the air and soon arrived at the training grounds of the external manor area. In front of them, this training ground could contain up to tens of thousands of people. There were nine-sided battle drums all around it. He stood in the air, his robes fluttering in the wind as he waved his hand, blasting his energy at the drums. A moment later, the power of the drum sounds reverberated the skies, transforming into terrifying sonic booms that resounded through the external and interior manor area.
At this moment, many people turned their attention over and several of them flew towards the training grounds. They saw Qin Wentian who was standing in the air. He exuded magnificence and had an incomparable demeanor. He didn’t even glance at them. In an instant later, a formless pressure enveloped the entire training grounds. Those who came all stood below him and bowed, “We pay our respects to sir governor.”
Qin Wentian continued standing in the air, not saying anything. More and more experts arrived and very swiftly, about a thousand experts had already come to the training grounds. All of them were bowing. The formless emperor’s aura from Qin Wentian was sufficient to cause them to feel great pressure.
With a sweep of his immortal sense, Qin Wentian scouted the external manor area. However, out of the 3,000 subordinates, only a little more than a thousand had appeared. Not even half showed up.
“Zhao Yichuan, Lu Tong, Zhong Zihua. Where are they at?” Qin Wentian calmly asked, there were no emotions in his voice. Silence descended on the training grounds, nobody replied to him.
These three people were none other than the three Vice Governors. It has been a long time since they last appeared at the governor’s manor.
Right now, no sound could be heard. The atmosphere was extremely tense.
“The three Vice Governors are all not present. In that case, I want their attendants to stand out.” Qin Wentian spoke. A few moments later, the thirty attendants of the three Vice Governors were all supposed to step out. However, only twenty attendants were present.
“I will give you all half an incense worth of time to get into proper lines. Zhao Yichuan’s subordinates to stand in the middle, Lu Tong’s subordinates on the left, and Zhong Zihua’s subordinates on the right. The ten attendants for each Vice Governor are to group your people into groups of ten.” Qin Wentian’s voice was as calm as ever.
There was no need for half an incense worth of time, in just a few moments, the groups and lines were formed. it was just that it wasn’t uniform as the number of subordinates for each of the Vice Governors that were present, was different.
“I believe you all have your own methods to contact your Vice Governors. Attendants and subordinates, immediately relay my order to others. Within four hours, everyone has to appear here. For those who dare not to comply, they should know very well what the consequences would be.” Qin Wentian flicked his sleeves. After that, he sat down in the air, closing his eyes in meditation.
Everyone took out their messaging crystals respectively, sending their immortal senses within. Although messaging crystals were very valuable, but those who could become subordinates of the governor’s manor, would all be at the immortal king realm at least. All of them were issued a messaging crystal as it would be more convenient to execute missions.
Not too long after, more and more people hurried back. The experts gathered in the training grounds grew in number. After all, the majority of them still didn’t dare to disobey a direct order from the governor. If not, who knew if this new governor would vent his anger on them to establish dominance?
But even so, there were still some that didn’t show up. After four hours, a total of 2,500 plus people gathered here, there were still 400 plus people that didn’t appear. Out of the thirty attendants, twenty-four appeared. There were six who didn’t come. As for the three Vice Governors, none of them showed up.
Qin Wentian glanced at the group that was missing six attendants. With a wave of his hand, six beams of light shone upon six people. “From now on, the six of you will take over the positions of the six missing attendants.”
The countenances of the six changed, one of them lowered his head, “Sir governor, us subordinates are incapable, we don’t dare to take such a high position.”
“Reporting to sir governor, the six attendants might be carrying out their missions outside and thus, they were delayed.” Another person tried to explain.
The other four didn’t say anything. Qin Wentian nodded, “Okay, I will respect both your viewpoints.”
After speaking, he waved his hand again, “Two more beams of light shone upon two more people. “I command you two to take on the attendant positions. Are you both willing to?”
“I’m willing to.” One of them clenched his fists and nodded. The eyes of the other person gleamed with sharpness before he bowed and nodded, “Your subordinate will comply with sir governor’s order.”
The two who spoke earlier both turned pale. This governor was simply way too decisive.
“After I took over, I have never issued any missions. No matter who it is, none of them should have anything to do. Even if they are patrolling the northern city region or doing other things, four hours is already enough time for them to return. All the attendants do a count of your numbers. For those who are not here, submit their names to me. I shall remove their names from the system.”
“Your subordinates are late, we beg Lord Governor’s for your forgiveness.” At this moment, a voice rang out as three figures sped over. The man in the lead had an imposing look and was a peak-stage immortal king. He was one of the ten attendants under Vice Governor Lu Tong.
Qin Wentian glanced at him, “A moment ago, you were already expelled from the governor’s manor. From now onwards, the three of you are no longer a part of the governor’s manor. You all can leave now.”
“Reporting to Lord Governor, we were truly tied down by some stuff. We were executing the mission given to us by Vice Governor Lu. There are some robbers that appeared in an auction and we were there handling the issue. Governor, you can check our words with Vice Governor Lu if you want to.” That peak-stage immortal king attendant was still bowing. Although his manner appeared respectful, his words were hinting that he had the backing of Vice Governor Lu, he clearly didn’t give a damn about Qin Wentian.
“This seat has already told the others to relay my command, telling everyone to come back within four hours. If you guys are outside handling an issue, you can inform Vice Governor Lu and get him to relay the information to me. I will naturally understand things. However, this seat did not receive any information report at all. Hence, let me repeat once again. From now onwards, the three of you are expelled from the governor’s manor.”
Qin Wentian glanced at them and coldly barked with a cold expression, “Scram!”
That peak-stage immortal king froze. He stared at the sharp look on Qin Wentian’s face as his heart suddenly trembled. He was thinking why Vice Governor Lu hasn’t appeared yet.
But at this very moment, a relaxed voice rang out, “Your subordinate Lu Tong, pays my respects to Lord Governor.”
Only then did the three attendants heave a sigh of relief.
A moment later, Vice Governor Lu appeared in the air. He clasped his hands at Qin Wentian, “Lord Governor Qin, earlier, I was bogged down by a mission and didn’t answer your summons. Today, seeing how Lord Governor is so frantically gathering people here, I immediately rushed over. Please forgive me for my tardiness.”
Qin Wentian sat there, he inclined his head and cast a glance at Lu Tong. His expression was calm and he didn’t make any reply, simply staring at Lu Tong.
Lu Tong was a mid-stage immortal emperor and wasn’t anyone ordinary. His face still had a look of respect and he clasped his hands as he greeted Qin Wentian. There was no change to his expression.
“Are you speaking to our governor while standing in this position?” A green light flared in the Evil Emperor’s eyes. Lu Tong was standing in a position in the air higher than Qin Wentian, peering down at him. What attitude was this?
“Governor, please forgive me.” An awkward look appeared on Lu Tong’s face. After that, he descended down to the training grounds and bowed, “Lu Tong came in a hurry and didn’t think too much about minor details. Please pardon me.”
“Vice Governor Lu, help this seat to ask when Vice Governors Zhao and Zhong can come here.” Qin Wentian suddenly smiled. Lu Tong bitterly shook his head, “Governor Qin, right now, I, Lu, have no way to contact Vice Governor Zhao and Vice Governor Lu.
“Oh, is that so? This seat initially still wanted to drink a few cups of wine with the three of you. Who would have thought that it’s so difficult to locate the three vice governors.” Qin Wentian stood up and shrugged his shoulders helplessly. Lu Tong coldly laughed in his heart. Was this Qin Wentian trying to pull them closer to him? As for the three attendants of Lu Tong, all of them had looks of disdain on their faces now.
“Oh ya, I have already summoned the three vice governors once three months ago but I received no response at all. Is it because your subordinates are not doing their job and didn’t relay my message to you? If this is the case, why would we still need those useless fellows?”
“Governor please don’t blame them. Your subordinate knows about the summon but because I had something important to handle outside, I had no way to return. Please forgive me.” Vice Governor Lu sighed and shook his head.
“But they are still guilty of insubordination. Vice Governor Lu, since you have already told them that you have an important matter to handle outside, they should immediately send a reply to me, yet they actually kept it hidden and caused me to wait blindly for three months. I cannot forgive them so easily.” Qin Wentian glanced at the attendants under Lu Tong.
“Lord Governor, because I was simply too busy, I didn’t manage to find the time to inform my attendants. This really has nothing to do with them.” Lu Tong replied.
“Oh?” Qin Wentian laughed. His lips suddenly curled up in a cold smile. When Lu Tong saw his smile, a faint trepidation appeared in his gaze. He immediately bowed again, “Lord Governor, please forgive me.”
“Forgive you? In that case, this means that Vice Governor Lu also knows that you are guilty?” Qin Wentian smiled wider. “Butler, according to the laws of the Lifire Palace, if a vice governor ignored the orders of his respective governor and even delayed his reply for three months, what crime is he guilty of?”