1247 Giving Your Dog Head A Pat!
The reason Lin Huang and Bloody wanted to read everything at the archive and attain the maps were actually very simple. All they wanted was to learn more about the great world.
After all, it had been over 300 years since the Butterfly Sovereign was last in the great world. The world that she remembered must be different from how it was now.
After more than 300 years, the shelter that the Butterfly Sovereign remembered may no longer be there, let alone the accuracy of the coordinates.
Moreover, it was not only the Butterfly Sovereign, but most of the convicts that Lin Huang met in the Royal Trial were also imprisoned for up to a hundred years or more. Their impression of the great world too were from hundreds of years or even up to a thousand years ago.
Lin Huang and Bloody rode on the red worm's back and waited for it to crawl for some ten minutes patiently. Finally, the duo arrived at the cave where the archive was.
The red worm turned around and left after dropping them at the cave entrance.
Lin Huang and Bloody chuckled out of surprise as they stepped into the cave and saw what was inside.
The cave was pretty big. However, the so-called archive was just merely a couple of crude shelves.
The shelves were built out of some animal skeletons, were over three meters tall and approximately two meters wide. However, in the huge 'archive', there were less than eight such bookshelves. Not only that, only two-third of them had documents while a third of them were empty.
Lin Huang walked closer and realized that they were beast skins of assorted colors and thickness.
He also noticed the texts used to record the documents on the beast skins. He was familiar with them.
"Fortunately, the documents were recorded in divine words. Otherwise, we would need to spend some time to familiarize with them." As Lin Huang was observing the beast skins on the shelves, Bloody had scanned through dozens of beast skins with her Divine Telekinesis and confirmed the recorded texts.
The so-called divine words were the official universal text used among the Protoss organizations.
The reason why Bloody said that was because apart from divine word, the more significant tribes in the great world would have their own languages and scripts.
Bloody spent less than three minutes reading everything recorded on the beast skins in the archive. It was much faster than what she expected before coming here.
"There's not much useful information in this archive. Fortunately, the news documents throughout the recent decade are well maintained. They basically have everything major that happened in the God Territory for the past ten years."
"They have so many news documents in store?" Lin Huang was a little surprised.
The so-called news documents were the newspapers and magazines on earth.
However, what differentiated the Protoss' news documents was that there were up to a thousand pieces of news media available. There was all sorts of news around daily.
There was only one clan who owned the right to publish news in the God Territory - the Nius Clan of the Protoss. Not only that, under normal circumstances, they would only publish one edition per month.
Although most people in the God Territory were using the communication devices invented by humans, the news subscription from the Nius Clan was growing.
The reason was that there was only one edition per month. Moreover, it was usually a cover with a piece of beast skin. Therefore, the news that were published was basically major news. Given that the Nius Clan brilliantly added the entertainment section and electronic version of their news realizing the information impact on the internet, their sales were growing instead of dropping.
Initially, people read the news documents for information. Nowadays, reading news documents was more like entertainment to pass time.
The news documents stored in the shelter's archive were totally a request from the Protoss.
To guarantee their sales, the Nius Clan had signed an agreement earlier with the Protoss' upper echelons that required shelters within the God Territory to subscribe to their news each month. Not only that, they would have to keep the news for at least a decade untouched.
That was the reason why the shelter where the dog-headed person lived had so many news documents in store.
Naturally, Lin Huang and Bloody had no idea of the secret. They thought the blonde dog-headed person had the habit of collecting news documents.
"Judging by the news documents, the internal conflicts between the Protoss have been getting worse throughout the years. This matches the Butterfly Sovereign's memory in the dreamland," Bloody said while sorting the content that she put together and shared them to Lin Huang.
Lin Huang only managed to digest the information after a good ten minutes before he spoke again with a smile.
"It makes sense that there are internal conflicts between the Protoss. After all, they're the top tribe in the great world where they've been living in peace for over 5,000 years. As soon as a person gets comfortable, they'd naturally have more desires, let alone those clans and organizations among the Protoss that are already greedy. They'd always want more of what they already have."
The duo chatted about the God Territory for a while before the blonde dog-headed person returned riding on the red worm.
Seeing Lin Huang and Bloody, he took out two beasts skins from his space storage immediately.
"This is the map of our planet, the latest version that was released 13 years ago. The Shelters and the danger zones' coordinates are marked clearly," the dog-headed person spread open the two beast skins one after another and explained while pointing at them. "This is the detailed map of the areas close to our shelter. It included the seven shelters around, with clear pictures of the mountain terrains."
"Do you have the star map?" Lin Huang asked.
"I only have one simplified version of the star map with me," the dog-headed person replied as he spread another beast skin open.
The information on the piece of beast skin was much simpler than the previous two maps.
"Only the Dust Shelter has a detailed version of the star map."
Lin Huang and Bloody read a little bit about the Dust Shelter at the archive. The Dust Shelter was a grade-3 Shelter that dominated this planet. There was a branch on this planet with a Virtual God rank-8 guardian at the moment.
Meanwhile, the Dust Shelter's headquarters was on another planet close by. The guardian was only a second-rank True God. There was only one True God in the entire Shelter, whereby there were only three planets under their territory including the headquarters. It was considered the weakest grade-3 shelter among the rest.
Lin Huang could not help but frown as he recalled everything he knew about the Dust Shelter. The Butterfly Sovereign must have her own intentions for choosing to send them here.
"Give me this star map as well." Lin Huang took over the three maps from the dog-headed person's hand and put them away into his storage ring. He then patted the dog-headed person's arm, "Thanks for your hard work."
"It's my responsibility to provide such services to both of you, masters." The dog-headed person held his head down a little fearfully.
Lin Huang turned his head to look at Bloody, "There's no need for us to stay, am I right? Should we head straight to the Dust Shelter?"
"Sure," Bloody nodded.
"Thanks for your service." Lin Huang could not help extending his gratitude again before he left.
The dog-headed person held his head down again with a little more fear now.
All of a sudden, he felt a hand pressing on his head. The dog-headed person was dumbstruck at the moment.
"It's a little tangled, you should wash your hair," Lin Huang patted his head twice and commented.
He used to have a golden retriever at home when he was younger and was eager to pat the dog-headed person's head as soon as he saw him. He finally got to pat his head now.
Before the dog-headed person managed to respond, Lin Huang pressed onto Bloody's shoulder and they took their leave from the underground in a flash.
The duo who returned to the ground did not stay there at all. Instead, they headed directly toward where the Dust Shelter's branch was.
The dog-headed person who looked shocked was the only person left behind at the archive. "What just happened?!"