Chapter 34: Yellow Rank Official Slayer. 

Edited by: Mochiusagi



Shen Changqing had just departed from the Zhao Family residence, when he saw someone coming over to meet him.


"Lord Shen!"


"What can I do for you?"


Looking at the person who came, Shen Changqing's eyebrows slightly raised.


He was no stranger to the person in front of him. It was a personnel from the Yongfu Pawnshop and was part of the Heavenly Inspection Guard.


The Yongfu Pawnshop was the base of the Heavenly Inspection Guard in Lin'an City, and everyone inside was a member.


The man replied: "The Boss wanted to invite Lord Shen over. Its about the thing you asked us to investigate."


"Oh, lead the way then."


"Lord Shen, please follow me!"


The man walked ahead, while Shen Changqing lagged behind a bit. They were walking towards the Yongfu Pawnshop.


Regarding their degree of secrecy, well Lin'an City's Heavenly Inspection Guard, did not do very well. The members come and go to the pawnshop with no disguise to speak of. 

  

Though, even if the Heavenly Inspection Guard did not bother wearing disguises, there was no problem.


The Heavenly Inspection Guard was a subordinate of the Demon Suppression Division. No one would look for trouble with them.


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Lin'an City was not very big and it only took a couple of moments to move from the Zhao Family residence to the Yongfu pawnshop.


Shen Changqing was not a stranger to the Yongfu Pawnshop, so when he entered, he walked straight to the inner hall.


Seeing his arrival, Situ Bei scrambled to his feet.


"Lord Shen is here!"


"Brother Situ." Shen Changqing nodded slightly and greeted back.


The Yongfu Pawnshop played a big role in his dealings and the two people were also considered relatively familiar with each other. Not to mention that Situ Bei was an elder, so Shen Changqing courtestly addressed them.


After sitting down, Situ Bei placed a four-square wooden box on the table and handed it over to Shen Changqing.


"Lord Shen, half a day ago, a guard had sent this to Lord Shen. Stating that it was brought to Lord Shen by the Demon Suppression Division, please open it!"


"Demon Suppression Division?"


Shen Changqing was a little curious. When he took the wooden box, it became a little heavy in his hand.


He did not have any reservations and directly opened it in front of Situ Bei.

 

Inside was a rectangular token.


Shen Changqing grabbed the token and saw that on one side of the token, there was 'Demon Suppression Division' engraved in giant letters. On the other side, there was Shen Changqing's name and in the bottom corner were four words engraved, 'Yellow Rank Official Slayer.'


This was the identity token of a Yellow Rank Official Slayer!


On the other end, Situ Bei watched Shen Changqing open the wooden box and saw the other party flipping the token over. Situ Bei immediately saw the words Yellow Rank Official Slayer on the token.

 

He congratulated: "Congratulations, Lord Shen, you have successfully been promoted to a Yellow Rank Official Slayer. Your future prospects are promising and even Guardian Rank is expected!"


"Brother Situ jests."


Shen Changqing slightly smiled and put away the token. This was his second identity token.


His original identity token, that of an Apprentice Slayer, was still on him.


According to the rules, his original identity token should be given back, but because he did not yet return to the Demon Suppression Division, many steps were omitted.


Putting away the token, Shen Changqing looked at the other things inside the wooden box.


There were three letters, a Clear Spirit Jade Pendant and a book with the words: 'Heavenly Martial Astral Qi.'


"‘Heavenly Martial Astral Qi’… It seems to be a Martial Art. What exactly is the intention of the Demon Suppression Division sending this?"


The moment he saw the [Heavenly Martial Astral Qi], some doubts also rose in Shen Changqing's heart.


In addition to that, there was also a porcelain bottle left.


Shen Changqing first put away the Clear Spirit Jade Pendant and then opened one of the letters, which was a letter of appointment. It said that he would temporarily take over the position of the governor of Lin'an City and the appointment letter was stamped with a large seal.


Regarding the seal, he was not very familiar with it.


But since the letter was sent by the Demon Suppression Division, the seal stamped inside was certainly legitimate.


"Does Brother Situ recognize the seal on it?" Shen Changqing handed the appointment letter to Situ Bei.


Seeing this, Situ Bei took it with both hands. He briefly looked at it twice, then his pupils shrank: "This is the seal of Great Qin. The Demon Suppression Division is planning to let Lord Shen temporarily take over the post of Governor of Lin'an City, congratulations!"


"So it is the seal of Great Qin..."


Shen Changqing only smiled, before smoothly putting away the appointment letter. Now that the appointment letter arrived, even if he wanted to, it was impossible for him to leave Lin'an City.


He was made the temporary Governor.


This was obviously to allow himself to be rightfully in Lin'an City, as its protector.


Shen Changqing opened the second letter, which was the verdict for the Zhao Family.


As he thought, the court was thorough regarding the collusion with demons. The verdict was to completely cut off the Zhao Family's chance of survival.


"It's the end for the Zhao Family!"


Shen Changqing sighed.


Although Situ Bei did not see the contents of the letter, but from the meaning of Shen Changqing's words, he can guess a lot of things.


"Lord Shen might be a little young, so he does not understand this matter, but since Zhao Fang dared to defect to the demons, the Zhao Family's death is deserved. This concerns the security of the Great Qin. If not punished, everyone would start to easily turn their back on the Great Qin and against the human race."


"The death of the Zhao Family is a wake-up call for others, in a sense."

  

"Colluding with the demons will be their downfall!"


"Brother Situ has a point." Shen Changqing nodded. He did not have too many thoughts against this verdict. 


At this moment, Shen Changqing suddenly realized that he had become cold-blooded and he didn't know when it had happened.


Perhaps it was the influence of the Demon Suppression Division rubbing off on him!


Though, he also couldn't be bothered to think of the reason.


Cold-blooded or not, in this kind of world, being merciful was like being cruel to yourself.

  

Shen Changqing then opened the last letter.


Jiang Fu had given him some words of advice. The content of the letter was roughly: 'Considering the risk of this mission, the higher ups had decided to give him some benefits for his accomplishments.'


'When the Demon Suppression Division has freed some manpower, they will send support over.'


'But before that, he'll have to make sure to ensure the safety of the people of Lin'an City.'


Finally, there was a description of where the [Heavenly Martial Astral Qi] book came from and what was contained in that porcelain bottle.


Putting away the letter, Shen Changqing looked at the [Heavenly Martial Astral Qi] twice and the porcelain bottle. He then put both in his sleeves, leaving only the empty wooden box.


The current location was not suitable for studying the [Heavenly Martial Astral Qi]. As for the matter of being in the Innate Realm, he did not intend to let too many people know about it.


After putting all of the stuff away, he looked at Situ Bei: "Was Brother Situ looking for me this time because there is something delivered from the Demon Suppression Division, or is there still something else?"


"En, there's more. Some days ago, Lord Shen asked me to inquire about the events within a 50-mile radius and whether there were any weird things happening. It just so happens that I got a message from my side."


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