Chapter 65: New Official Taking Post.

Edited by: Mochiusagi 



The morning dew made the air much fresher.


Due to the light rain from last night, there were puddles on the ground that had yet to evaporate.


A horse-drawn carriage traveled slowly, the wheels rolling over the small puddles, splashing the mud and water. More importantly, it also washed away a lot of the blood that's on the axle.


"My Lord, Lin'an City is just ahead!"


The driver of the carriage looked at the city in front of him, and spoke loudly to the curtain behind him.


The curtain was then lifted. A man dressed as a scholar, poked his head out and looked at the city in the distance.


After that, he sat back down again.


"Finally arrived!" 


Inside the carriage, Fu Mosheng had a complicated look on his face. He was feeling a little apprehensive about this place, where he was about to take his post. At the same time, he was also a little relieved.


The Great Qin was not, by any means, at peace.


Other than the demon's and monsters, there were also many bandits.


On their way here, the soldiers who were escorting Fu Mosheng had all died, leaving only himself and the coachman.


If he still did not reach Lin'an City, Fu Mosheng suspected that he might die on the road.


"It's already bad enough that demons and monsters are wreaking havoc, but there are still bandits taking advantage of this chaos!"


Thinking of the bumpy journey, fury rose in his heart. 


If not for the lack of troops, Fu Mosheng would have wanted to eliminate all of the bandit dens along the way.


But...


He can only think about these things.


In recent years, the problem of bandits in the territory of Great Qin was becoming more and more serious, which was not totally unrelated to the rampant demons.


The world was in chaos and everyone naturally wanted a piece of the action.


At this moment, Fu Mosheng lifted up a corner of the curtain to observe the movement of the surroundings, as he heard the noisy voices of people entering his ears.


"Compared to other places, Lin'an City is a small city, but from the looks of it, it's not a bad place."


Along the way, they passed through many places.


There were places where monsters had devastated the area and the people were left suffering.


Sometimes, even if the surface seemed to be calm and prosperous, the truth was actually far from it.


However, the people of Lin'an City actually didn’t seem to have too much fear, even if one observed them carefully.


"Strange..."


"As far as I know, there have been a lot of monster attacks in Lin'an City, it seems like there's nothing wrong."


Fu Mosheng thought to himself.


While he was pondering in his mind, the coachman had asked for the direction of the Government Office and drove the carriage towards it.


As the carriage passed by, many people stopped to cast their curious eyes towards it.


"This carriage looks unfamiliar, is it a nobleman from another place?"


"Who knows..."


"From the question of the coachman, it seems that they're heading for the Government Office." 


Some citizens couldn't help, but gossip.


These days, not everyone can afford to ride in a carriage. For the ordinary people, not to mention riding in a carriage, even just touching one was not an option.


In Lin'an City, there were only a few people from big families who could use carriages to travel.


As the people discussed the newcomer, the said newcomer's carriage stopped at the entrance of the Government Office.


The coachman got down and lifted the curtain.


"My Lord, we have arrived at the Government Office."


"Yes."


Fu Mosheng got off the carriage with his head down, then looked up at the plaque of the Government Office in front of him with a calm expression on his face.


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In the inner courtyard of the Government Office.


A stove was lit with a large iron pot on top of it. The pot was filled with iron sand.


Shen Changqing rolled up his sleeves, his hands kept thrusting back and forth in the iron sand. He did not use True Qi and simply relied on the strength of his body to resist the scorching heat from the iron sand.


[Swish~]!


[Swish~]!


Each time his hands plunged in and pulled out from the iron sand, his skin would only be slightly red. Other than that, there were no major problems or injuries.


"The [Thirteen Cross Practice] has made my body much stronger, and I can get twice the result with half the effort in Cultivating the [Iron Sand Palm]!


Among Shen Changqing's Martial Arts, only the [Seven Killings Blade Technique] and the [Iron Sand Palm] needed him to rely on his own hard work to improve. He couldn't use Killing Value to take a shortcut.


Contrary to the [Iron Sand Palm], the [Seven Killings Blade Technique] was a Martial Art that was improved by fighting. It will only improve quickly when one slays his enemies. Simply training hard would hardly make any improvement.


Therefore, Shen Changqing was dedicated to Cultivating the [Iron Sand Palm].


With his strong body, in only a few days, his [Iron Sand Palm] had successfully advanced a level.


Level 3 of the [Iron Sand Palm] was a lot more powerful than Level 2.


In addition to that, the skin of both his palms became even stronger.


With the advancement of this Martial Art, Shen Changqing also felt that there seemed to be a fire brewing in his palms.


The kind of fire energy was different from the heat that comes with the [Heavenly Martial True Qi], and appears to be more violent.


There's even a tendency of it backfiring on himself.


However, Shen Changqing's True Qi and body was strong enough that the backlash of the [Iron Sand Palm] fire didn't have much effect on him.


At this moment, his Cultivation came to a stop, as a few people came in led by an Official.


"My Lord, someone is here!"


[Bang...]


Shen Changqing burning red palms suddenly blasted the iron basin into pieces, slightly infuriated. The iron sand was scattered and the fire was extinguished.


The sudden movement scared the Official and made him jump.


The two people, who followed the Official, were also startled.


Standing in place for a few seconds, the red color on Shen Changqing's palm gradually faded. Shen Changqing rolled down his sleeves and casted an indifferent gaze at the Official.


"When did the Government Office allow just anyone to enter and leave? Do I still need to teach things like this?"


"Forgive me, my Lord!"


The face of the Official immediately turned pale.


Just as he fell into panic, Shen Changqing waved his hand: "Forget it, you can go back."


While speaking, his gaze fell on the two people.


"Please excuse me!" The Official bowed his head and hastily retreated.


After the Official left, Shen Changqing asked: "Who are the two of you and why did you suddenly come to the Government Office?"


As he asked this, he also silently gauged the two people in front of him.


"I am the new Governor appointed by the court, Fu Mosheng. You must be Lord Shen Changqing of the Demon Suppression Division!"


Fu Moyan clasped his fist, and was also looking at Shen Changqing.


Before he came here to take up his post, he had gotten some information and understood that the current temporary Governor of Lin'an City was a Slayer from the Demon Suppression Division.


"Oh, the new Governor?"


Shen Changqing raised his eyebrows and a smile suddenly appeared on his cold face.


"So it's Lord Fu who has arrived! You came just in time, I've been waiting for you!"


His eyes then looked at the person beside Fu Mosheng and asked, "I wonder who this is?"


"He is my coachman."


Fu Mosheng had no intention of introducing the latter.


Hearing this, Shen Changqing didn't ask much. But when his eyes scanned the other party, his aura was a little obscure. Even though he was just standing there, he exuded an aura of a battle-hardened expert.


This showed that the person was definitely not as simple as a mere coachman as Fu Mosheng had said. He should be an expert who escorted the former here.


However, Shen Changqing had no interest in understanding this expert.


The three of them then entered the inner hall and took their respective seats.


"Someone come here!"


"What's your order, my Lord?"


An Official immediately came.


Shen Changqing ordered, "Tell Shi Qingsheng and Zhang Yue to come immediately. Tell them that the new Governor has arrived!"


"Yes!"


The Official then retreated, carrying out the order.


The inner hall was then filled with silence.


Less than the time it took to brew a cup of tea, Shi Qingsheng and Zhang Yue had arrived together.


"Greetings, Your Excellency!"


"Master Shi and Constable Zhang, this is the new Governor, Lord Fu Mosheng." Shen Changqing pointed to Fu Mosheng and introduced.


At these words, the two men's eyes changed slightly. They bowed and saluted: "Shi Qingsheng (Zhang Yue), greets Lord Fu!"


"You are both polite."


Fu Mosheng nodded slightly.


Shen Changqing said: "I am only the temporary Governor of the city. The Book Master and the Constable are the ones responsible for all the affairs in the Government Office. If you want to know anything, you can talk to them."


"Regarding such matters, forgive me for not being able to participate."


"In addition, I will move out of the Government Office today, and tomorrow morning, I'll be going back to the Demon Suppression Division to report."


"Why is Lord Shen in such a hurry?"


Fu Mosheng was smiling, but he was in fact inwardly surprised.


Shen Changqing's quickness was completely out of his expectation.


Fu Mosheng thought that he would encounter some obstacles when he took over the post, or that the other side might hold onto the position of Governor and refuse to let go.


Even when he came here, Fu Mosheng was still thinking on how to deal with such a matter appropriately.


But...


Shen Changqing's current quickness to depart was at two different extremes from his original guess.


For a while, Fu Mosheng didn't even know what to say.


"I came to Lin'an City to eradicate a monster. It just so happened that I found out that the previous governor, Zhao Fang, had colluded with the demons, so I temporarily took over the Governor's position."


"I have now been staying in Lin'an City for a long time, I need to go back and report."


Shen Changqing shook his head.


He had long hoped that the new Governor would arrive sooner.


After all, if the other side did not come, he couldn't go back to the Demon Suppression Division. 


If he can't go back, how could he find a higher level of Martial Arts?


Besides, the Eternal Life Alliance had lost a lot of their forces in Lin'an City, and wouldn't do anything in a short period of time.


Meaning there won't be any monsters to kill and no Killing Value. No matter how one looked at it, for Shen Changqing, staying in Lin'an City was a waste of time.


Seeing his firm attitude, Fu Mosheng didn't persuade Shen Changqing any more.


"Since this is the case, if this Official returns to the Capital in the future, I will definitely visit Lord Shen!"


"Alright, I'll be waiting for you then. Goodbye!" 


Shen Changqing cupped his hands slightly and left the inner hall of the Government Office.


It was only after Shen Changqing's back completely disappeared, that Fu Mosheng withdrew his gaze. He then looked at Shi Qingsheng and Zhang Yue with a gentle smile on his face.


"I'm new to this city, so I'll have to trouble you with some things in the future."


"Lord Fu is too polite!"



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