Lin Huang really had no idea what to do about Governor Tu Ming.
The phenomenon cloned the entire person. It did not only apply to every single cell in his body, but even his soul was also duplicated entirely. There was no way to tell who was the real person and who was the clone.
However, the phenomenon was indeed something that did not require solving.
Lin Huang did not follow up on Governor Tu Ming since then. He only heard the news coming from the sect and that the two governors had left Enlightenment City together from Tang Ning.
The city regained its peace a few days after the strange phenomenon.
Tan Lang and the rest would still come back once every few days for supplies as well as to distribute the rewards.
Tang Ning would consolidate the news regarding the phenomenon from various places. The frequency of the phenomenon was getting higher and higher. Although it did not cause any severe trouble at the moment, everyone knew that the peace was just temporary.
Li Jia released his bugs to every city to monitor them. With his monitoring, Lin Huang stayed indoors even more now.
Shen Tao was the only one was bored. He was currently on the brink of elevating to imperial-level. The reason he had yet to elevate was that he had yet to find a suitable imperial-level monster.
One would have to kill an imperial-level monster to obtain the Life Base of its Life Palace in order to elevate from immortal-level to imperial-level. If one were to treat a Life Palace as a building, the Life Base would be the blueprint. One would only be able to construct a building with a blueprint. Obtaining a monster's Life Base was to form the foundation of Life Palace.
The reason why Shen Tao entered the Fallen God Land was to find a suitable imperial-level monster. However, he had not seen any imperial-level monster ever since he entered the foggy area. After killing ascendance-level monsters with Tan Lang for a while, the slaughter was almost one-sided which did little to help his cultivation. Hence, he decided to stay in the city.
However, he was getting bored these days.
He looked for Li Jia for battle practice, but the latter rejected him with the excuse of being busy.
He even lowered his pride to ask Lin Huang to allow him to practice his sword skills with his summoning beast. However, Lin Huang rejected him, saying he did not want his summoning beast to be killed by Shen Tao.
In reality, Lin Huang's Lancelot and the sword servants under him were suitable to practice sword skills with Shen Tao. If it Lancelot elevated to pseudo-mythical-level while fighting Shen Tao, it was uncertain who would be killed.
Lin Huang did not want to expose his abilities, so he rejected Shen Tao directly.
For the past few peaceful days in the city, Lin Huang maintained his usual lifestyle whereby he proceeded to cultivate the simulation of local methods. He stayed in ever since Li Jia got his bugs to monitor the situation. The Twisted Fate Scripture had broken through rotation No. 4 within a few days and entered rotation No. 5.
He would need 16 million mastery levels to get to rotation No. 6 of the Twisted Fate Scripture. Although it was quite impossible to break through in such a short period of time, Lin Huang insisted on doing the simulation in his room every day.
Meanwhile, Bloody was monitoring the entire world. Lin Huang would know what happened in the world each day even before Tang Ning did.
In the morning, Bloody interrupted Lin Huang out of nowhere as he was cultivating after breakfast as usual.
"What's that?" Lin Huang knew Bloody would not interrupt his cultivation if it was something minor.
Bloody projected the images captured by a couple of Leech Pods right away.
In the images, gigantic gullies appeared in the ground out of nowhere. The gullies were deep and endless, but the Leech Pods detected many monsters crawling up from the walls of the crevasses continuously. There were countless monsters. There were so many of them that it was horrifying.
This was happening in more than one location. Bloody had already projected eight locations.
"Are those monster hordes?!" Lin Huang frowned a little. Although he foresaw that the world would end sooner or later, he thought it was unreal when the problem surfaced.
"There are eight of these at the moment, but I speculate that there'll be even more later on." Bloody's tone sounded negative.
"These gullies… Why do they look a little like the Abyss Brink?" Lin Huang realized all of a sudden after taking a closer look at the eight images.
"You noticed it too. Indeed, those are the eight main branches of the Abyss Brink, but they're much smaller," Bloody spoke while projecting another image.
It was shot from an aerial view far from the ground. He could see the eight gigantic intersecting gullies on the ground. There were like the frame of an umbrella.
"How are the abilities of those monsters that are crawling out of the abyss?" Lin Huang could not sense the monsters' abilities through the images, so he could only ask Bloody.
"I've only seen holy fire-levels at the moment. There isn't even one immortal-level monster." Bloody added as soon as it was done speaking, "But I'm suspecting this is just the first wave of the monster horde. There might be immortal-level monsters and even imperial-level monsters after this."
"I'm sure that the other government residences will hear about this since it's such a huge commotion. Let's see what they're going to do and we'll plan later on." Lin Huang frowned.
He did not think much about it before this since this world might be built by a bunch of survivors from the ancient times. However, now it seemed like it was not as simple as he thought.
The eight gigantic gullies that were similar to the Abyss Brink made him realize that this world might not be as straightforward as he believed.
Tang Ning returned from the government residence in the afternoon.
As expected, he brought back the news about the monster hordes.
The government residence asked the Heaven Alliance for help, hoping that they could fight the monster horde together. Apart from that, they expressed that they were willing to pay the price of an equivalent value.
Tang Ning sent the message to Tan Lang and the rest who were hunting out there.
They rushed back before the sky turned dark and had a meeting with the two deputy governors and the bunch from the Heaven Alliance at the government residence.
The people from the government residence explained the situation, which was similar to what Bloody had observed.
The Heaven Alliance members noticed that something was off as they studied the eight intersecting gullies.
After some discussions, the people from the Heaven Alliance returned to the inn while Tan Lang gathered them around.
"What do you guys think the eight gullies look like?" Tan Lang glanced at everyone.
"What else do they look like? They're the eight main branches of the Abyss Brink." Shen Tao was the first to speak while the rest nodded in agreement.
"Now, I'm suspecting whether this world's made of ancient survivors." Li Jia's suspicion was aligned with what everyone was thinking about.
"I think the Union Government should know something about it, but they won't release the news easily now," Lin Huang voiced his speculation.
"Why don't we capture some of the people from the Union Government and interrogate them?" Shen Tao grinned.
"Are you trying to create trouble?" Tan Lang stared at Shen Tao.
"There are 200 of them from the Union Government coming in this time. The ordinary members shouldn't know that much about it. If you want, you should capture those EA.2 members." Lin Huang looked at Shen Tao while grinning.
Shen Tao looked troubled when he heard what Lin Huang said.
The Union Government's intelligence agency Agency EA had sent three EA.2 members into the Fallen God Land this time. Each of their abilities was on par with the Heaven Alliance's Tan Lang or Dynasty's Seventh Prince. Shen Tao would definitely be defeated if they were to fight one-on-one.
Because of the three of them, even Dynasty's Seventh Prince would have to make way if he bumped into the Union Government's team.
"The Union Government would have to collaborate with the others to survive the crisis this time. They'll share the news sooner or later," Lin Huang continued, "I think our priority now is to handle the monster horde with the government residence and reap all of the benefits that we can!"