Chapter 39: Take Them All Away.

Edited by: Mochiusagi 



Hearing these words, many of the people's expressions looked grave.


They were going to fall out with the Government!


That was completely cutting off any path of retreat for the Zhao Family.


Currently, the verdict had not yet been given, so not everyone was onboard with the do-or-die idea.


Although there was a huge difference in leaving Lin'an City and a real rebellion, they were, nonetheless, disregarding the court. By then, the court would have the right to kill them without any more room for discussion.


Zhao Mingye was solemn: "Father, if we leave, we wouldn't be able to deal with that person from the Demon Suppression Division."  


"Once we clash with the Officials, he will likely take action.

 

"Even if we break through the blockade of the Government, it will be difficult for us to leave Lin'an City intact."


"And--"


"After we leave Lin'an City, where should we go? The power of the Imperial Court is strong-"


At the end of the sentence, Zhao Mingye wanted to say something else, but stopped himself.


"In the past, I traveled in the Great Qin and knew some people. Although the strength of that Demon Suppression Division person is strong, he's not standing at the top and many could deal with him."


"As for where the Zhao Family should go after leaving Lin'an City, I also have some ideas."


Zhao Li pondered.


"As early as when Big Brother had an accident, I secretly sent people to spread the news. Counting the time, it's almost time. Notify everyone, let all of the people in all of the houses get ready!"


At these words, the others were slightly relieved.


Each of them made preparations and were about to leave, when a servant hurriedly walked in.


"Second Master, the people from the Government Office are rushing in!"


"What?!"


Zhao Li's face changed.


•×•×•×•


The gate to the Zhao Family's residence had been forcibly broken through, and a dozen Officials had drawn their swords, confronting the Zhao Family's servants.


The one leading the Officials was Shen Changqing.


Hong Cheng was standing beside him. His sword was unsheathed and gleamed with a cold chill under the sunlight.


"What is this? Is the Zhao Family going to resist arrest?"


Shen Changqing looked at the servants, who were waiting in strict formation.


No one answered back, but when those servants looked at Shen Changqing, they looked at him with a hint of fear on their faces.


Some of them were the ones who wanted to break out of the Zhao Family from before, and had seen Shen Changqing beheading a person with their own eyes. Such power and decisiveness was enough to make ordinary people feel fearful.


At this time, the Zhao Family, led by Zhao Li, came over.


The servants gave way for them.


Zhao Li looked at the Officials, who had drawn their swords and frowned slightly. When he saw the leader, Shen Changqing, his heart sank.


Despite this, Zhao Li’s face did not appear any different. He cupped his hand to Shen Changqing.


"Lord of the Demon Suppression Division, what is the reason for suddenly barging into the Zhao Family's residence?"


Shen Changqing did not reply.


It was Hong Cheng who replied: "The court has ordered that Lord Shen is now temporarily the Governor of Lin'an City!"


"Governor of Lin'an City!"


Zhao Li's pupils shrank.


Even though Zhao Li heard the word "temporary", he understood that Shen Changqing's identity was more than just someone from the Demon Suppression Division as of this moment.


At this time, Shen Changqing took out the letter of verdict, spread it out, and read it in front of everyone.


"According to the law of the Great Qin, anyone who colluded with the demons, thus betraying the human race, will be punished as a rebel, as well as branded a traitor and will be sentenced to death!"


"Although Zhao Fang, the leader of the crime, has already committed suicide, betrayal will not be tolerated."


"Therefore, the Zhao Family's nine generations shall be eliminated, to set an example to others!"


After he finished speaking, Shen Changqing put away the letter of verdict and coldly ordered: "Arrest them!"


As soon as his words sounded, all of the Officials took their stances.


At the same time, the Zhao Family members and the servants had a drastic change of expression.


The Zhao Family's nine generations would be executed!


Those words were still echoing in their ears.


There were many who cried in fear.


There were even some timid people, who fainted on the ground.


Zhao Li turned pale: "Lord Shen, colluding with the demons is only Zhao Fang's crime, why did it involve the family's nine generations?!"


"This is the court's verdict. If you have doubts, you can go and talk to the court."


Shen Changqing said in a cold voice, as he waved his hand: "Arrest all of the Zhao Family members, along with the servants and put them in jail. Anyone who resists will be killed on the spot!"


"Yes!"


The Officials received the order and immediately went towards the Zhao Family.


The hands of the servants, holding their weapons, trembled slightly. They looked at the Officials pressing forward towards them, not knowing whether to resist or to allow themselves to be captured.


Zhao Li stood in the same place, his face cloudy and uncertain.


He did not expect that the court's verdict would come so quickly.


It was only a few days, but the verdict had already arrived.

  

What he didn't expect was that after Zhao Fang's death, the court would let a person from the Demon Suppression Division temporarily take over the position of the Governor.


According to Zhao Li's vision, the court's verdict should be accompanied by the arrival of a new Governor, and to appoint a new Governor, it needed a day or two to process, plus the delay on the road.


Overall, it would take at least ten days to half a month, before the verdict would be delivered.

  

However...


Zhao Li looked at the approaching Officials and understood that everything was beyond his prediction.


At the thought that if they were imprisoned, he and the others would never have a chance to live, he shouted.


"Kill!"


With the stern order, the servants, as well as some Martial Artists from the Zhao Family's own clan, immediately attacked.


As a large clan in Lin'an City, the Zhao Family would naturally have some experts of their own.


In fact, although the Zhao Family didn't have any Qi Circulation Realm Cultivators, they had some in the Body Forging Realm.


"How dare you resist? You are seeking death!"


Shen Changqing's face was cold. He shot forward like an arrow and struck out his palm.


[Boom…]


His palm swept like the wind, as it carried some heat. It caused many people to be forced back and at the same time, a servant was hit by the palm.


The servant's body shook and the next instant, he fell to the ground like mud. He did not even have time to scream.


In a flash, one person was killed.


With Shen Changqing's strength today, ordinary Cultivators could not take his palm strike.


After killing one person, Shen Changqing did not stop moving and proceeded to kill another servant.


An Innate Realm Cultivator like him, rushing into a group of Body Forging Realm Cultivators, was akin to a tiger entering a flock of sheep. It was simply wanton slaughter.


In just a few breaths, the number of servants and Zhao Family clansmen who died, was already as many as seven or eight.


As for Shen Changqing himself, he had no injury whatsoever.


This scene completely shocked everyone and those who had planned to fight were stunned by Shen Changqing's fierceness.


With another palm strike, a servant's head was forced off from his neck. Blood burst out and splattered onto many people, eliciting terrified screams.


Shen Changqing's eyes were icy cold, as he looked at everyone.


"From this moment on, if one more person makes a move, I will kill one person. If two people make a move, I will kill both! I want to see how many people in the Zhao Family are needed, before you stop this nonsense!"


His icy cold voice made everyone in the Zhao Family tremble.


Shen Changqing then looked at Hong Cheng.


"Take them all away!"


"Yes!"



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