Chapter 197 Prosperous Great Zhou, Arrival of Acquaintances (2)
Ever since he came to the Great Zhou, he had been marveling at the peace of the Great Zhou.
After all, the Great Qi Kingdom had already been reduced to a miserable state under the rule of the Immortal sects. People who starved to death were everywhere.
Therefore, before coming to Guanzhou County, he thought that he had already seen the most peaceful country in the world.
However, after coming to Linjiang, the prosperity of this place refreshed his understanding again. This was not even a prefectural city. It was only a county city in the periphery. Even the richest city here was only a county city. But it was actually so prosperous.
It was even more prosperous than the capital of the Great Qi Kingdom.
“Her Majesty’s merit is unparalleled. Deva Pei is also a famous ruler. It’s really a great blessing for the Great Zhou to have these two.” Hong Kang could not help but praise.
He could not help but compare Great Qi, which he had lived in for nearly a hundred years, to this place, but he quickly gave up. Because there was no comparison at all.
Compared to the Great Zhou, Great Qi was completely trash, a puppet state controlled by the Immortal sects.
Cui Heng looked around and could not help but click his tongue in wonder.
Li Mingqiong and Pei Qingshu were indeed very good at governing the country. It was no wonder that the Great Zhou was so united. It was as difficult as ascending to the heavens for people from the Immortal Sects to infiltrate.
“Don’t just be emotional.” Cui Heng chuckled and said, “Come with me to take a walk around Guanzhou.”
“Yes, Young Master,” Zhang Shuming and Hong Kang said in unison.
Cui Heng led everyone around Guanzhou City and only found an inn to stay in at dusk as a place to rest.
After all, Hong Shen was just a child. He was tired after a day of playing. Hong Kang also relaxed for once and rested very quickly.
Zhang Shuming came to Cui Heng’s room late at night.
“Greetings, Exalted Immortal.” Zhang Shuming bowed respectfully and said, “Exalted Immortal, I’ve already investigated the people who observed us in secret during the day.”
“They’re from the Imperial Court and the Linjiang Pei Family, right?” Cui Heng smiled.
Actually, although they did not encounter anything along the way, there were people secretly observing them. At first, it was just a group of Xiantian experts, but later, it became an Inner World expert.
When they arrived at Guanzhou County, a Deity Realm expert actually appeared.
“Yes.” Zhang Shuming nodded and said, “There are two groups of people. The small group is the Imperial Court’s patrol guards. They are in charge of the national patrol and strictly prevent people from the Immortal Sects from infiltrating the country.
“The number of people has only increased near Linjiang. They should have been sent by the Linjiang Pei Clan’s Naxian Hall. Many Inner World experts, Deity Realm experts, and even Human Immortals are gathered there as guest elders.”
“There’s Human Immortals?” Cui Heng was a little surprised.
Other than coming from an Immortal sect, there were only two other sources for Immortal realm experts in the Heavenly Void World. They were either from the Imperial Court or from the 24 aristocratic families and Nine Preeminent Families. There were almost no Immortal realm experts who cultivated independently.
The appearance of Human Immortals meant that the experts of the aristocratic families had already joined the Linjiang Pei Clan.
“It’s said that those two Human Immortals are from the Song family of Guichuan, and the Tang family of Mao County.” Zhang Shuming explained tirelessly, “They were both once wealthy families, one of the 20 aristocratic families.
However, in order to chase after a certain person and to vent their anger, the Immortal sects destroyed their families. At the same time, nine other aristocratic families were destroyed. There were a total of ten.
These two Human Immortals were lucky enough to escape. They could only hide their identities and did not dare to use their true faces to scare others. In their desperation, they joined the Linjiang Pei family’s Naxian Hall.
“However, the Naxian Hall of the Linjiang Pei family is only controlled by a young Inner World expert called Pei Yuezhi. The vice-captain is only a Deity Realm expert called Chen Shihui. How could they control two Human Immortals?”
“The Song family of Guichuan and the Tang family of Mao County?” Cui Heng was stunned for a moment before shaking his head. “I remember that they were among the aristocratic families who descended to the Lower World to collect Heaven Dew Crystals. What are their names?”
“Tang Huaiyi and Song Zhong. They are both Human Immortals who have descended to the Lower World. Exalted Immortal, you’ve seen them before,” Zhang Shuming reported. With his peak Deity Realm cultivation, it was not difficult for him to investigate some things.
“That’s strange. I let the two of them go, but after they returned to the Upper World, their sects were destroyed by the Immortal sects they were loyal to.” Cui Heng chuckled. “As for the Naxian Hall, it should be Hui Shi’s doing.”
To those who were familiar with Hui Shi, the name Chen Shihui was too easy to guess.
“It’s him?” Zhang Shuming was not familiar with Hui Shi. Only then did he understand and nod. “That’s right. He’s already a Deva. It’s naturally easy for him to control two Human Immortals.”
“Then we’ll stay here first and take a look at the new things here.” Cui Heng smiled. At the same time, he looked in the direction of Linjiang City. “I reckon someone will come to look for us soon. There won’t be many days of leisure.”
In the county office of Guanzhou County.
County Magistrate Wang Qian was walking back and forth anxiously. From time to time, he would look outside, as if he was waiting for something
Under the night sky, only his footsteps echoed in the huge county office.
The county deputy, official registrar, county lieutenant, and the others stood at the side, their faces filled with helplessness.
They obviously did not know how to persuade him.
Wang Qian looked outside and realized that it was empty again. He looked at the few people present and sighed. “Mr. Tang and Mr. Song aren’t here yet?”
“No.” The county deputy shook his head. “I’ve already placed constables everywhere. As soon as the two of them arrive, there will definitely be constables coming to report.”
“County Lord, you’re in too much of a hurry.” The registrar could not help but say, “Are the few people who came during the day enough to make you afraid?”
“Nonsense!” Wang Qian glared at the registrar and sat down dejectedly. “You’re not at the Deity Realm, so you can’t feel the terrifying pressure emitted by those people.
Especially that Young Master. In my divine power perception, he’s like a god that has descended from the sky. He has boundless power. I’m afraid only a true Human Immortal has such strength.”
“That exaggerated?” The county lieutenant was rather surprised and could not help but feel a little nervous.
He knew Wang Qian’s strength very well, but if Wang Qian’s description was true, could it be that a Human Immortal from the Immortal sects had really infiltrated?
Whether it was the Great Zhou Dynasty or the entire Linjiang’s Pei family, this was a huge matter.
“County Lord, reporting to the County Lord!”
At this moment, a bailiff hurriedly jogged over from outside and said to Wang Qian, “County Lord, Tang Huaiyi and Song Zhong have arrived. They have already been placed in the restaurant at the southern city gate.”
“That’s great. I’ll go and pay my respects now. There’s hope!” Wang Qian was overjoyed. He didn’t even have time to change his clothes before he ran to the southern city gate in his loose official uniform.
The registrar and county lieutenant hurriedly followed.
The restaurant at the south city gate of Guanzhou County was the most high-end restaurant. The two Human Immortals had come too suddenly, and arranging for them to stay here was only sufficient to maintain the most basic respect.
The next day, they would officially welcome them to the county office.
However, Wang Qian was clearly panicking. As soon as the two of them arrived, he ran into the restaurant with his men. “Greetings, Immortals.”
Tang Huaiyi and Song Zhong looked at the county magistrate in surprise, their hearts filled with doubts.
The two of them were indeed transferred overnight because of Wang Qian’s request for help. They only knew that Wang Qian had encountered an extremely huge problem. They originally expected it to be a Human Immortal level difficulty, so they were asked to come over.
“Speak, what’s the matter?” Tang Huaiyi asked first.
“In the request we received, you only mentioned the level of danger and didn’t describe it in detail,” Song Zhong said in a low voice. “Explain the situation.”
“A Human Immortal from an Immortal sect might have sneaked into Guanzhou City and brought someone with him.” Wang Qian said extremely cautiously, “I would like to invite the two Immortals to meet that ‘Young Master’ in secret.
“At the same time, see if you can find out his identity and background, confirm if he’s from an Immortal sect, and if he has any ill intentions?”