865 Two Governors
The next morning, Tan Lang arrived at the government residence because he doubted the prophecy. However, the door of the government residence was closed and the entrance was blocked by a team of honorary immortal guards.
Under normal circumstances, the door of the government residence would be opened at 8 a.m. sharp. There would be two honorary immortal guards stationed in front of the entrance and four people to work in shifts. The team would change every three days. Other than the leader of the team, the members would take turns to be on duty.
In the government residence, there was a team of 13 honorary immortal guards that was responsible to be on patrol duty. The leader would take the lead and the team would be rotated each day.
The entrance was now blocked by a team of honorary immortal guards. That being said, something must have happened at the government residence.
Tan Lang frowned and rushed to the leader of the team. "What happened?"
The leader could recognize Tan Lang at first glance and he was familiar with the people from the Heaven Alliance. Aside from his sleeping hours, Tang Ning from the Heaven Alliance had been staying at the government residence most of the time. He knew that Tan Lang was the leader of the Heaven Alliance and he exuded an aura that was much stronger than that of the governor.
"Mr. Tan Lang…" The leader seemed troubled as he was being questioned. "The deputy governor instructed that we're not allowed to reveal anything that happens in the government residence. I can't tell you anything. Please don't ask about it anymore. I'm sorry. The entrance to the government residence has been blocked and nobody can enter or leave." The leader shook his head.
"Alright, I don't want to trouble you. You may look for us at the inn if there's any problem that you can't settle." Tan Lang took a glimpse at the door that had been shut and left as if he had something in mind.
Returning to the inn, Tan Lang gathered everybody and told them what he had encountered at the entrance of the government residence.
"Any chance that an unusual phenomenon has occurred at the government residence?" Lin Huang was the first one to ask after hearing the report.
He actually knew what was happening at the government residence through Bloody's Leech Pods. However, he could not tell them that.
"That's possible," Li Jia agreed with Lin Huang, "If the government residence was under attack, they shouldn't be reacting this way. Furthermore, the inn is less than a kilometer away from the government residence. If there's a battle, it's impossible for us not to be able to sense anything. However, it's possible for the unusual phenomenon to appear without a trace."
"If it's something serious, we shall stay here and not go hunting for monsters. Let's wait for the news from the government residence." Tan Lang was still worried about it.
"There's no need to do so. Li Jia and Shen Tao are here. Don't worry and go hunt for monsters." Lin Huang did not want Tan Lang and the rest to slow his progress down. If they did not go on a monster hunt, he would obtain lesser crystal cores. "If there's no news from the government residence for three days, are you going to wait here for three days?"
"The Herculean King shall stay here. You need an imperial monster for safety purposes." Tan Lang was worried about Lin Huang's safety as Chan Dou had asked him to take good care of Lin Xie.
"Ask the Herculean King whether if I'm lacking imperial monsters or not." Lin Huang shook his head and smiled.
The Herculean King turned its head and looked at Tan Lang. "Among all the imperial monsters he has, I'm considered as the one with the weakest abilities."
Everybody from the Heaven Alliance was astonished when they heard that and they stared at Lin Huang in surprise.
"The Herculean King is just being humble," Lin Huang said with a smile.
Of course, the Herculean King knew that Lin Huang actually wanted to hide his abilities, so it did not say anything else.
"Oh, you really scared the crap out of me!" Listening to Lin Huang's explanation, Tan Lang then looked at the Herculean King with a burning desire while thinking to himself, 'It knows how to be humble. Its intelligence is comparable to humans.'
Realizing that Tan Lang was looking at itself with a strange expression, the Herculean King that was initially standing on the left side of Lin Huang stepped back.
"It doesn't want me." Seeing what the Herculean King did, Tan Lang became gloomy.
After the discussion, they decided to follow last night's plan whereby Lin Huang and the three others would stay there and the Herculean King and the rest would go on a monster hunt.
After Tan Lang and the rest had left, Tang Ning headed towards the government residence to ask for more information. Lin Huang and the others stayed at the inn.
After a short while, Tang Ning returned. He was stopped by the honorary immortal guard outside the government residence as well and did not manage to get any useful information from them.
Seeing Tang Ning being blocked, Li Jia was triggered.
"It sucks to be kept completely in the dark about this. Let the bugs detect what's actually going on."
"We must stay calm," Lin Huang disagreed with Li Jia. "The government residence has blocked the information. This means that they don't want anyone else to know about this. Something strange just happened to the whole world. The government residence doesn't completely trust us. If we were to investigate this, it'll be fine if they don't discover us. However, they're going to lose trust in us if they find out. Especially at this point of time when it's been proven that there are sects and human immortals backing the government residence up, we have to build a good relationship with the government residence. Don't get ourselves into too much trouble.
"Moreover, if the government residence needs help, they'll definitely look for us. If they don't, it simply means that they're capable of solving the problem and they don't need our help. If we were to investigate this by ourselves, they might think that we have other intentions."
"What Lin Xie said makes sense." Shen Tao nodded his head in agreement with Lin Huang.
"Let's not think about this anymore. Get on with your work. Otherwise, take a good rest." After Lin Huang finished his sentence, they went back to their own rooms.
The three of them then exchanged glances with each other and left.
In the afternoon, the deputy governor came to the inn along with the honorary immortal guards. They were looking for Lin Huang and the rest.
Obviously, they were incapable of solving the problem and they had to ask for help from the Heaven Alliance.
Looking at the Heaven Alliance members, the deputy governor felt awkward.
"What's happening? Can you please tell us now?" Li Jia had been itching to ask about this for the entire afternoon. He finally had the chance to do so now.
"An unusual phenomenon has occurred at the government residence this morning. There are now two governors," said the deputy governor helplessly. "It took us the entire afternoon and we can't figure out who's the real governor…"
"Are you sure that it's caused by the unusual phenomenon? Could it be somebody disguising themselves as the governor?" Tang Ning asked.
"I don't think so. He knows a lot about the secrets of the sects, including the governor's private matters. No outsider would know this." He Tao, the deputy governor, shook his head. "The only possibility must be in relation to the unusual phenomenon."
"What can we do?" Lin Huang asked. He had already known about this early in the morning because Bloody's Leech Pods had been monitoring the situation in the government residence. However, he was unable to identify who the real governor was through Bloody's screen.
"We have no idea what to do. That's why we're here to ask for your opinion." He Tao looked helpless.
"Perhaps there's nothing we can help since you're unable to recognize him as well." Shen Tao shook his head.
"Let's go and have a look." Li Jia was interested in this dilemma. "However, we can't promise that we'll know what to do."
"Alright!" He Tao had no other choice, allowing Lin Huang and the rest to give it a try.